In Loving Memory of Jeanne Middlebrook Pekar

March 11, 1919
Fairfield, Connecticut
July 11, 2017
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Memorial Service

661 Old Post Road,
CT 06824

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 11:00 AM


Family Gathering


St. Paul's Episcopal Church

661 Old Post Road,
CT 06824

Jeanne Middlebrook Pekar

Jeanne Middlebrook Pekar, age 98, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late John Pekar, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fairfield, one of 9 daughters of the late Elijah and Eliza Middlebrook, she had been a lifelong town resident. Jeanne was a descendant of Josiah Bartlett, 2nd signer of the Declaration of Independence. She was employed for many years as a chef at the Fairfield Country Day School. Mrs. Pekar loved gardening and was a long-time member of the Fairfield Horticultural Society. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where she volunteered much of her time. Jeanne loved to dance and she and John always looked forward to dancing in various dance halls throughout the area. A true ambassador for peace, Jeanne was always there to help those in need and developed many friends throughout her long life. She loved her hometown of Fairfield and often referred to it as her “2nd Heaven”. Survivors include three beloved children, John Pekar and his wife Paula of Cocoa Beach, FL, William Pekar and his wife Carol of La Quinta, CA and Thomas Pekar and his wife Lynda of Mission Viejo, CA; a sister, Irene Linn of Borger, TX; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her loving husband and best friend, John, she was predeceased by her seven sisters. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fairfield. Interment will be private in Lawncroft Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 661 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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4 Guestbook Entries for Jeanne Middlebrook Pekar

  1. This was the only grandmother I had in adult life. She was a blessing to all who knew her. I can never have words to say how this woman influenced my life. She was an angel on earth to all who knew her. The lo
    LORD GAVE her the special gift to pass in the house she built with the love o her life
    In her own bed
    Surrounded by loved ones listening to a recording of her youngest grandchild singing Amazing Grace….
    No one could write a death so sweet. I love you Gramma! So glad you and John are together again .

  2. To the family and friends of Jeanne please accept my deepest condolences. In God’s word the Bible is a wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death the reason why he sent his son Jesus Christ John 3:16; 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3,4.

  3. My deepest condolences from SGT. Leonard A. Benedetto., your baker who has been making your Birthday cake for you for the last 7 years in March. My thoughts and prayers are with the Family. God Bless you all.

  4. My Mom, Olga, worked with Jeanne for almost 20 @ FCDS. Always, a lovely woman, sad to hear of her passing. May she rest in peace with her dear husband, John. G-d bless!