Jean Katherine Gay, 71, of Bethel, passed away peacefully on Thursday , September  16, 2010 at Danbury Hospital after a brief illness.

Jean was born in Norwalk, January 27, 1939, a daughter of the late Harry and Katherine (Barrett) Bartlett.  She attended Norwalk schools and graduated from Norwalk High School.

She was employed in years past with the Edwards Co. of Norwalk and retired from Bethel Burger King in 2006 after twenty-two years of dedicated service.

An avid NY Yankees fan, she also enjoyed knitting and bingo and was a member of the Bethel Senior Center.

Jean will be sadly missed by her children, James Gay III and  his wife, Karen of Danbury, Jill Sousa and her husband, John of Danbury and Joy Steinmiller and her husband, Fred of Bethel; two granddaughters, Samantha and Katheryn Sousa and many nieces and nephews.  She will also be sadly missed by her cats, Domino and four legged grandchildren, Dallas and Chyna.  She also leaves behind many friends at Bishop Curtis Home of Bethel.

In addition to her parents, Jean was predeceased by a brother, Robert Bartlett and a sister, Geraldine Mackewich.

Her family would like to extend sincere thanks to the staff of the 7th Floor Intensive Care Unit and the 11th Floor for making our mother’s final days comfortable.

The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Sunday (tomorrow) from 2PM to 5PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in honor and memory of Jean Katherine Gay may be made to the American Diabetes Association-CT, 306 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT  06457

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