Obituary: Jeanmarie Conlon, 62, of Shelton, formerly of Stratford

Jeanmarie Conlon, 62, of Shelton, formerly of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Oct. 7, at her home.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island on October 24, 1951, she is the daughter of Eugene Joseph Conlon and Margaret Francis Conlon of Warwick, RI.

Jeanmarie was an abstract artist, teacher, and garden designer. Painting was her life; she worked in oils and watercolors and exhibited her work over the last 25 years in NYC, CA, VT and CT. Her other great joy was being a mother to her children, Vanessa McDonald Ryan, a television producer in NYC, son in law Clark J. Ryan, and Jason E. McDonald, who passed away in 1989.

She is also survived by her sister Linda Hanick Weber of Guilford, CT and three brothers, Joseph E. Conlon, James A. Conlon both of Warwick, RI and Michael E. Conlon of Springvale, Maine and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her former husband, Thomas C. McDonald and brother John F. Conlon.

She leaves behind a legacy of artwork and will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched. She brought light, color, joy and love to this world.

A Memorial Service for Jeanmarie will be held on Thursday, October 30th at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Guilford, 122 Broad Street, Guilford., CT.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Women and Family Life Center in Guilford, CT or visit her website to support the exhibition of her artwork

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