Obituaries » Jean Hart
Giovanna (Jean) M. Hart, 80, of The Villages, Fl., passed away 2/16/2019, after a battle with Alzheimer’s. She was the oldest of three children. In her primary years she attended schools in Elizabeth & East Orange, NJ, where she was an honor student. She later moved & graduated from Point Pleasant Beach H.S. She was an active member of St. Dominick’s Catholic Church where she sang in the choir. Jean started her working career as a secretary at Fort Monmouth Procurement Office, where she met her husband of 23 years. Her fingers remained nimble from many years playing the accordion. She moved to Miami and continued her federal service at the U.S. Customs Air Support Office. Later Jean moved to DeLand where she retired from Sparton Electronics. The Villages was her next home where she enjoyed working for the Rialto Theater. She enjoyed bowling and was proud of her 172 average. Her greatest accomplishment was her 3 sons. She will forever be remembered for her strong faith, kindness, illuminating smile, positive attitude, compassion, helpful disposition, and loving heart. She is survived by her sons, Kevin & Jana Hart, Orlando, Robert & Lena Hart, Summerfield, and Eddie & Monica Hart, DeLand, Fl.; stepson John A. Hart, Louisville, KY; her devoted sister & brother-in-law, Vita & Robert Crain, The Villages; loving brother, Frank E. Valeri, The Villages; and 7 grandchildren Keenan, Summer, Anderson, Austin, Victoria, Chance and Coral. Jean is preceded in death by her husband, John J. Hart, and mother & father, Edward & Carmela Valeri. A Celebration of Life service will be held Sat. 2/23/2019, 11:00am at Hiers-Baxley F.H., 3975 Wedgewood Lane, The Villages, Fl. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Family Organization.