Jacqueline Pierrot Trautmann, a longtime resident of Westport, CT died peacefully in her sleep on November 5th after a prolonged illness.

Jacqueline was a caring, loving mother, grandmother, wife and neighbor.  She is pre-deceased by her beloved husband Rudi, survived by her sons Carl and Erik, her much adored grandsons (to whom she always insisted on sending “good vibes”) Nicholas, William and Andrew, and her daughters-in-law Tami and Irene.

Carl and Irene Trautmann and their kids, Nicholas, William and Andrew are long-time Darien residents.

Born in Paris, France in 1931, Jacqueline survived German occupied France as a child living on her grandparent's farm where on several occasions German soldiers garrisoned and battled the French resistance.  After the war, she met and married Rudi when they both worked at a Paris advertising agency.  Shortly thereafter, they immigrated to the US, crossing the Atlantic on the famed SS Constitution ocean liner.  With Rudi working as a graphic artist, they settled in Westport in the late 50's when it was known as an artist community.

Arriving in the states without knowing a single word of English, Jacqueline worked hard to learn the language eventually mastering the NY Times Crossword puzzle, even the infamous Sunday edition which she would complete in a single sitting-in pen!

Jacqueline will be remembered for always putting the needs of others before her own, being a spirited and passionate debater of politics and for the best potato salad our family has ever tasted.  We love you.

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday November 29th from 3pm-6pm at the home of Carl and Irene Trautmann of Darien, CT.

— by the Family