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Jeanette Elizabeth Ramos Cattan was an amazing Wife, Mother, Granddaughter, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Godmother, friend and completely beautiful soul. Anyone who had the privilege of knowing her can attest to this and will likely share a story with you that will make your heart smile.
When we are blessed enough to have encountered another human such as Jeanette there is no doubt that our lives are changed forever. While she walked this earth, albeit for far too few years, those encounters were so good and left us all feeling so alive, nurtured and loved. Even in her suffering she lived a life of hope and love.
Jeanette was born on April 29, 1975 in Peabody MA. She resided there for many years, then moved to Georgetown and lived her teen years there. Chris and she shared a lovely apartment in Newburyport before they then settled and raised her family on Country Pond in Newton, NH. They were married in 1999. Finally, she moved to the Cattan Clan’s forever home on Plum Island in 2017 where she enjoyed her days surrounded by her loving family and friends. She managed to make friends everywhere she went and always found herself surrounded by her tribe of favorites and her fur babies. She was so loved and so grateful.
Everywhere she went she made things beautiful. She grew her love for that into a lifelong career of being an accomplished hair colorist and stylist among other talents in her profession. She previously worked for Goldwell and owned her own salon, Soleil, in Amesbury MA. She took a break from those things to grow her biggest love, her family.
Beginning in October of 2013 she bravely battled and later won against breast cancer. Jeanette filled in the days after that with gratitude for her family and life. By turning her struggles into opportunities she helped others who had cancer find hope and support. Her volunteerism included using her skills as a stylist for the Look Good Feel Better Program, working with the local Tough Warrior Princess association and assisting in creating the wig bank at the Anna Jaques Cancer Center. She continued to shine so bright and share so much love and joy!
Jeanette had an infectious laugh, a vibrant personality, a beautiful shiny style and a bawdy sense of humor. A few of her many talents were making beautiful creations in many different mediums like sewing, stamping, jewelry making, floral arrangements and the most beautiful cards and baskets you have ever seen. She had a lovely singing voice and shared these gifts with so many, especially her beloved children.
She became ill again when her cancer returned a few years ago. She fought so bravely and lived for her family, especially her beautiful children. She was so hopeful and brave until her very last day. Jeanette left this Earth on October 11, 2023 to transition into heaven peacefully surrounded by her loving husband Chris, of 24 years, and those she loved.
She is survived by her dedicated husband Christopher, their three loving children Ava, Max and Liza. She is also survived by parents Agostinho and Maria Ramos of Georgetown, MA, maternal grandmother Glorinda Bettencourt of Peabody MA, her sister and Brother-in-law Natalie and David Hatch of Newton, NH. Her in-laws Brenda Curry, Kirk Cattan, Robert Cattan and his family all residing in Maine. Nieces and Nephews Joseph, Allister, Amelia, Oliver, Olivia and Mia. Furthermore, and too numerous to list, many beloved Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends. She was also predeceased by three grandparents, beloved aunt and two uncles, as well as her baby sister Sara.
Hers was such an open and giving heart. A soul of pure love and light that will be remembered and cherished. It’s guaranteed if you keep your eyes, ears and hearts open you will still find her here. She is forever in so many hearts, in all the beautiful pieces of nature, in her favorite places, in the wind, in water and in beautifully made things. Her spirit will live on forever through our love and true kindness to one another. We will miss her immensely and she would want us all to remember her fondly when we are heartbroken. Nothing can dull the shine she possessed and left behind. She would want us all to continue that shine, for her
Family and friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday October 17, 2023 at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950. Jeanette’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Wednesday October 18, 2023 at St. Mary’s Church in Georgetown, family and friends are asked to go directly to Church. Burial will be private at a later date.
For directions or to offer online condolences please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com