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Jean Marie Hessmer, 47, Of Stamford

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jean Marie Hessmer, of Stamford, died Oct. 21. She was 47.

Hessmer was born Feb. 29, 1968, in Chicago, Ill., to John and Joan Hessmer, living in Glenview, Ill. and Darien.

She graduated from Darien High School and Marymount University in Arlington, Va., with a degree in business administration.

Hessmer worked as a group director for Tiffany & Co. in licensing, fragrance and eyewear, along with previously working with Tom Ford Beauty, Estée Lauder Inc., Donna Karan Cosmetics, Calvin Klein Cosmetics, a division of Unilever Prestige and Lancôme.

She is survived by her parents, brothers John and James, sisters Jennifer and Julie Orlando, brother in law Anthony, niece and goddaughter Emma, and boyfriend RJ Dietz.

Visiting hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien.

A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at noon Saturday at St. John RC Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien.

Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148, Tribute Number 39064074 or St John's RC Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. 

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