Obituary: Jan Marie Schechter

Jan Marie Schechter
Jan Marie Schechter

Jan Marie Schechter, aka the Comma Queen, died Tuesday morning from complications from cancer. Jan taught in Wilton, mainly at Cider Mill School, for 37 years. She loved teaching; especially English, Writing, and Grammar.

Upon retirement, she dedicated herself to a Mentoring program working with teenagers in Bridgeport, CT. She touched so many lives and will be greatly missed.

Jan was an avid reader, a lover of Disney World, and most of all, loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband Ted, daughter Meredith, and son-in-law Shaun Chambers.

A service will be held: on Saturday, December 1 at Sacred Heart Church in Georgetown at noon. Preceding the service will be a viewing at Bouton Funeral Home beginning at 10:30am.

Jan cared dearly for two cancer organizations. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to:

The DONNA Foundation — 11762 Marco Beach Drive, Suite 6. Jacksonville, FL 32224; Friends of Karen, 118 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY 10560.

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