|Jeanette Cecilia Trotta Williams
Jeanette Cecilia Trotta Williams
January 17, 1932 - November 20, 2017 (Age 85)
Born in Washington, D.C. Resided in Rockville, MD
On Monday, November 20, 2017 of Rockville, MD. Jeanette is survived by her beloved
husband of 66 years to Donald B. Williams; loving sister of Mary Agnus Mudd; loving aunt of
William, James, John (Ellen), Robert, and Maryrose; great-aunt to Annarosa, Marie-Therese
(David Witte), Steven, Alisa, and Nicholas (Melanie Rose Singh); great great-aunt to Andrew,
Marianna, and Jackson
Jeanette was predeceased by her siblings Rose M. Trotta and Ralph M. Trotta.
Jeanette was born January 17, 1932 in her parent’s bedroom in the family home at Fourth and
Franklin St, NE. Her father delivered her and was the first to see his newest child.
Jeanette attended St. Anthony’s Catholic grade school and St. Patrick’s Academy (1950) in
She met her husband to be Donald (Don) Williams, soon after graduation and was married on
June 30, 1951. Their marriage lasted 66 years and 5 months. Regrettably, three babies were
lost to miss carriage.
Jeanette was very active in politics. A life long Democrat, she revived a floundering Woman’s
Democratic Club to brilliance working tirelessly to insure its success in assisting Democrats
to win seats locally and nationally.
Jeanette’s love for babies and their attachment to her is probably her crowning achievement.
She was like the Pied Piper to children. Children would crowd as close to her as possible;
clinging to her skirt to insure they were acknowledged (hopefully the first to be).
Jeanette’s life was taken by Diverticular Disease. Care by her surgeon and all the wonderful
Nurses and Technicians who attended her after surgery was provided with love, compassion,
and kindness. Even with such specialized professional treatment the illness was too strong for
her frail body to overcome.
I wish Heaven had a phone
So I could hear your voice again,
I thought of you today
But that is nothing new.
I thought of you yesterday
And days before that too.
I think of you in silence
I often speak your name.
All I have are memories and
A picture in a frame.
Your memory is a keepsake
From which I’ll never part.
God has you in his arms….
I have you in my heart
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Jane France de Chantal, 9601 Old Georgetown
Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM.
Inurnment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Please view and sign online family guestbook at www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com