To the Editor:

It is with a grateful heart my family and I extend our sincere thank you to everyone near and far who reached out after the passing of our mother, Jeanette Hallock-Euler, who at age 89 died on Good Friday at Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center in New Milford.

Mom, who was born July 19, 1929, in Weston, had resided at Candlewood for the last 10 years.

Our family would like to make known how special the nurses, nurse’s aides, and staff at Candlewood Health & Rehabilitation were to our mother.

We will be forever grateful for their loving kindness during a very difficult time. The expression of genuine love for her was amazing and something we will never forget.

Mom had a free spirit and love of all people. She adored her family, including her nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

All of mom’s children — myself, Karen and Herb Dobson, Janice “DeDe” Samuelson, Dhyann Samuelson and Patti and Ted Zaloski — and her sister, Jessie Shippy, sincerely appreciate the cards, letters, phone calls and emails of support and sympathy.

She also loved the beach, art, music, books, and writing letters. She was known for her personal notes and journaling.

Mom had requested donations in her memory be made to support the Village Center for the Arts, 12 Main St., New Milford, CT 06776, where she had gone with one of her granddaughters and one of her great-granddaughters to have a day of art. They had such a sweet time that day.

Since Mom loved the arts so much and seemed most happy when participating in creative projects, and listening to music, she asked donations be sent to the VCA.

Thank you again for bringing us comfort during this difficult time.

Tarol Samuelson

On behalf of the family

New Milford