DARIEN, Conn. - Jean A. Jerige, longtime Darien resident, died Friday, Jan. 25. She was 79.
Jerige was born to Walter McCarthy and Frances Costello McCarthy, and was raised in Norwalk, Conn. She attended Sacred Heart Academy and graduated from Danbury State Teachers College. She was a resident of Darien for 30 years. She was a member of Trinity Church in Greenwich, Conn., and also a member of the Women of Vision Greenwich chapter.
Jerige is survived by her children, Brian Reed (MaryBeth) of Munroe Falls, Ohio; Sheila Reed of Phoenix, Ariz.; Carol Roy of Cheshire, Conn.; Frances Reed of Darien, Conn.; Susan Hanson (Bret) of Hudson, Maine; four grandchildren; brother, Robert McCarthy (Jenny) of Westport, Conn. She was predeceased by her former husband, Daniel E. Reed, Jr.; husband, Walter C. Jerige; brother, Walter McCarthy; sister, Mary McCarthy.
A Memorial Service in celebration of Jerige’s life will be held Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at the Christ Church, Greenwich, Conn. A luncheon reception will follow in the Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Women of Vision/World Vision , P. O. Box 9716, MS 330, Federal Way, WA 98063-9716.
The Edward Lawrence Funeral Home handled the arrangements. www.lawrencefuneralhome.com
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