McNamara, Jessica Rose

Jessica Rose McNamara, 22, of Farmington, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, July 27th, 2017. Born February 14th, 1995 in Hartford, she was the beloved daughter of James P. and Maria (Rivas) McNamara of Farmington. Jessie was known for her soft-spoken, compassionate, selfless nature. A beautiful, intelligent young woman, Jessie anchored her family. She redefined bravery and resilience in her struggle with cancer. Like all who encountered Jessie, the wonderful caretakers at St. Francis Hospital and Cancer Center were touched by her kind, gentle, gracious manner. Jessie was a senior at CCSU, on course to graduate Summa Cum Laude. Jessie’s legacy is that she bettered the lives of all who were graced by her presence.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her sister, Amanda N. McNamara of Farmington, her brother, James Thomas McNamara and his wife Felice D. Santorelli of Easthampton, MA, her maternal grandmother, Estela Rivas of Sacramento, CA and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Monday (July 31) from 4:00-8:00pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday (Aug. 1) at 10:30am in the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington. All are kindly asked to meet directly at church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, 9899 Main Street, Suite 204, Damascus, MD 20872.

Calling Hours

Monday, July 31, 2017 from 4:00-8:00pm

Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 10:30am in the Church of St. Patrick~ Farmington PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH


Memorial Contribution

Sarcoma Foundation of America, 9899 Main Street, Suite 204, Damascus, MD 20872

14 Responses to 'McNamara, Jessica Rose'

  1. Sharon Tveskov says:

    Jimmy, I am so sorry for you and your family. E.J. made a nice post on his timeline and I saw it. There is no way that I can possibly know how you are all feeling but having an 18 year old daughter and having had cancer myself I can guess just a little. It is a terrible disease, though it certainly seems that she was as courageous a fighter as possible. And she sounds like such a sweet girl. Please know that I am thinking about you and praying for your sweet, beautiful Jessica. All my love, Sharon

  2. Karen Horan-Silva says:

    Jim, Maria, Mandy, Tommy and your entire family,
    I know there is nothing I can say to ease the tremendous pain and sorrow you are all going through. I am so deeply sorry for your loss and I pray that you find some measure of comfort from the love and support of family and friends and of course, the memories of your beautiful Jessie. May God bless you all. Qué Dios los bendiga.

  3. Domingo, Fifi & Pepe Astiasaran & Family says:

    To Jim, Maria, Tommy, Mandy & Family,
    We are very sorry for the passing of your beautiful daughter Jessie. A very great loss, tragic at such a young age. We will always remember her kind nature and gentle smile. Please accept our deepest sympathies. May God Bless You and Your Family in this time of sorrow. Our prayers are with you all.

  4. Maureen Hickey says:

    Jim and Family,

    Bill, Bre, Mae and I are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers

    The Hickeys

  5. Tim Coon says:

    Jim, Maria, James and Amanda, I am so sorry to hear of Jessica’s passing. I wish I had the right words to express my sorrow, please know you are in my thoughts.

    Tim Coon

  6. Jayne Gordon says:

    Jim,Maria, James and Amanda
    I was heartbroken to hear about Jessica. She was such a lovely girl. I will keep you all in my thoughts.
    My heartfelt sympathy,
    Jayne Gordon

  7. Jayne Gordon says:

    Jim, Maria, James and Amanda,
    My heartfelt condolences to you all. I am so sad to hear this. She was a sweetheart . You are in my thoughts.

    Jayne Gordon

  8. Sally Chaves says:

    We were so sorry to learn of the passing of Jessica. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Blessings to you all.
    The Chaves Family

  9. Carl Shugart says:

    Dear Jim and Maria,
    My wife and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are for you and Amanda and Tommy that God will give you strength and comfort. Jessica was a wonderful girl. Everyone loved her. Her courage was inspiring.
    Carl and Ellen Shugart

  10. Tim Grimsich and Family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Deana Deiler says:

    The Deilers are so sad to hear of this news. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God wrapped his arms around Jessica and took her to heaven so she won’t be in pain any more. Mike, Sean, Robbie, and I are sending our love to your sweet family.

  12. Anne Scott says:

    Dear Jim, Maria, Tommy and Mandy
    I am so saddened to hear this news. Please accept my condolences. I am thinking of you all and praying that the love you all have for one another and the caring support of friends and family will get you through this terrible time. Remember her beautiful smile! Love!
    Anne Scott

  13. Janet Fantozzi says:

    Jim, Maria, James and Amanda, Jess is now an angel in heaven. Sending prayers to your dear family.

    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Janet Fantozzi

  14. Karin Isner says:

    Our sincere sympathy to the McNamara Family. Words can’t express the sorrow we feel. We will hold the beautiful memories of a kind and beautiful young woman in our hearts. I will always remember her beautiful smile. Erika and Jessica shared laughter and innocence. May God Bless your family with the strength you need. Karin and Robert Isner

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