Jean Edwards

January 25, 2019

Edwards- Jean Menetrey Edwards, 95, passed away with her family by her side on January 25, 2019 at Cambridge Manor in Fairfield, CT. She was born in Waterbury, CT to Frank and Olive Woolsey Menetrey. She was a direct descendant of Louis DuBois, a Huguenot settler & "patentee" of New Paltz, NY in 1678. Jean's grandparents remembered family members coming down the Hudson River with barge loads of Rosendale hydraulic cement for construction of the piers of the Brooklyn Bridge. Jean's mother, who studied nursing at Vassar Brothers Hospital, was a public health nurse at the Henry Street Settlement, NYC, which pioneered public health issues at the beginning of the 20th Century. Jean was a graduate of St. Margaret's (now Chase Collegiate) School in Waterbury & Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, Jean started out in sales & and window dresser at M. A. Green's in Waterbury. She also worked in Hoagland's in Greenwich, Spector's in Trumbull & created 7 ran a gift department at the Darien Sport Shop.She lived in the Huntington Center area of Shelton from 1957-1987, where she was known for her potter's wheel & kiln & Citroen 2CV. She was predeceased by her sister Joan Menetrey Lynch. She is survived by two daughters, Sarah (Bert) Hellgren & Beth Edwards & a son Sten Edwards & a beloved grandson Daniel Ramirez- Edwards. Jean requested no calling hours or service. To sign on-line register, please visit

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