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“Hello Jim:Just became aware of your mother's passing. I remember her kindness in giving us a ride home from basketball practice. I also remember...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: james Johnson - Southfield, MI

“Dear Harvard, So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a gracious and generous person. She will be missed. So sorry we could not not make the...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Marcia/Raymond Harris - ivoryton, CT

“We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Thomas Moriarty - Niantic, CT

“On behalf of the Ruisi family we send lots of love to Jean and family. Jean, you were a real peach!! ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jim Ruisi - Plymouth, MA

“Our most sincere condolences on the passing of Cioci Jeannie may she rest in peace and serenety with all of her loved ones in heaven . ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Brian & Charlene Zikaras - CT

“Dear Zabielski Family,My heart goes out to you all and I know that you will have many cherished memories of Cioci Jeanne. Jane Zabielski Aquino, my...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Marianne Zikaras Wainwright - CT

“My sincere condolences to the family. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure in your heart and it lives forever. May...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Harvard and Family,So sad to learn of the passing of your mother. She was truly unique- well ahead of her time! I so enjoyed her friendship and...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Joseph Morelli - Hartford, CT

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, the spirit of Jean Z. Forden Morgan McCloy rose gently toward the heaven she so richly deserved. Loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she was generous to family, friends, and strangers alike, leading by example or with kind counsel. She could build a stone wall, tap dance, or host a dinner-all with grace and humility, never thinking herself special nor thinking of herself at all. Born on a small farm in Ivoryton, Connecticut, she was one of five who learned to work hard and share what she'd earned. She had many treasured friends, but would often leave them to go in service of strangers, spending many years driving for Red Cross and delivering Meals On Wheels, along with other smaller efforts. A bowler, golfer, parasailer when nearly ninety, she was fun, adventurous, loyal and an example of "The Greatest Generation" She leaves behind two sisters, Helen and Bette, nieces and nephews, a son, Harvard, his former wife Suzanne, children of two successive husbands, biological grandchildren Lauren and Alexander, as well as a slew of inherited grandchildren, great-grandkids Fiona and Julian, and other equally-loved great-grandkids, along with an untold number of friends, all of whom would receive cards and gifts on time and on point. Whew! Although unquestionably a gentle soul, she was determined, resilient, and collaborative. Still she worried that she wasn't doing enough she was, truly, irreplaceable.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 23 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Peter Claver 47 Pleasant St., West Hartford. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 22 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00-9:30 a.m. at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main St., West Hartford. For online condolences please visit

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