Jean LaGier Halls passed away in Blairstown, New Jersey on November 1st, 2021 at the age of 83. She is survived by her beloved husband of fifty-three years, Norman Halls, her son and daughter-in-law, Christian and Tina Halls, her grandchildren Nikos and Kallia, her brother, Terry LaGier, her nieces Denise, Michele, Tina, and Lisa, and her nephew, Jeffery.
Born in Winsted, Connecticut, Jean was raised in Hartford and graduated from Hartford High School. She and Norman lived in Springfield, Massachusetts for over thirty years before retiring to Farmington, Connecticut. Prior to retirement, Jean worked at Friendly’s Ice Cream headquarters in Wilbraham, Massachusettsand is surely remembered for her meticulous nature and vibrant presence.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Jean will be dearly missed. She always found a fun-spirited way to share her sharp wit and delightful sense of humor. Never shy about holding back from hearty laughter and quick to smile, Jean adored the best of her generation’s unique blend of sweet and saucy. Jean artfully embodied empowerment in her everyday demeanor in ways that made her truly striking.
Visitation for friends and family will be held from 2 - 4 pm on Friday, November 19th at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. A private burial will be held separately. Donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) or to the Dementia Society of America (dementiasociety.org).
Arrangements are under the direction of Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825.