Jessie M. Blodgett
Jessie M. Blodgett, age 19, of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 15, 2013. Jessie was the cherished daughter of Buck and Joy Blodgett.
She graduated Hartford Union High School in 2012, and attended UWM in 2013. Jessie had just accepted a distinguished Talent Scholarship from the School of Music Education, as well as a campus job mentoring disadvantaged inner city university students. She was extremely proud of her new business; teaching 28 young Hartford students voice, piano, and violin lessons. She also volunteered every summer at the Central Middle School Orchestra summer program. Jessie was a fierce advocate for male against female violence, social justice, sustainable living, and environmentalism. Recently, Jessie played the fiddler with the Hartford Players in Fiddler on the Roof. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, fellow students and all who knew her.
A Memorial Service for Jessie will be held Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home (824 Union Street, Hartford), with Pastor Ben Stratton officiating. Pastor Ben will give all a chance to share their memories of Jessie. Visitation for family and friends will precede the service, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Donations to the family will go either to a Central Middle School Orchestra Scholarship in Jessie’s name, or to a charity to be determined that fights male violence against women, a cause that Jessie fought passionately for.