Jean Smith, 91, loved quilting, stained glass
Published 9:07 pm, Wednesday, June 19, 2013
She was born Dec. 23, 1921, in Stamford, daughter of the late Francis and Myrtle M. (Meyers) Demme.
She was a talented quilter, stained glass artist and craft person.
She was the owner and operator of Genie Gift Shop in Danbury until her retirement. After her time as owner/operator, she spent her years spoiling the grandchildren and great-grandchildren she adored.
She is survived by her daughter, Dale J. Glaser, and her husband, Robert, of New Milford; four grandchildren, Lorraine Glaser, Jennifer Cahalan, and her husband, Gerard, of New Milford, Karen VanVliet, and her husband, Frans, of Bethel, and Susan Kolukisa, and her husband, Levent, of Torrington; and eight great-grandchildren, Liam, Seamus, Cahalan, Remy, Skylar, and Eli VanVliet; and Morgan, Daniel and Sophie Kolukisa. She was predeceased by a daughter, Dana Lee Smith, and her sister, Alcena Roof.
The Cornell Memorial Home in Danbury was in charge of the arrangements.
Burial was in Umpawag Cemetery in Redding.