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“Dalton, it was so good to see you at The Hartford picnic, but so very, very sad to hear of the passing of your beloved wife. As I read her obituary...Read More »
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“Dalton, my deepest condolences to you and your family at such a difficult time. The obituary is such a wonderful tribute to your wife. Keeping you...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Jonathan Morales - East Windsor, CT

“Dalton, Benjie and I offer our deepest condolences. Jean will be so missed by all of us who knew her. May God's peace cover you and your dear sons. ...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Millicent Delisser - Jamaica

“My condolences and prayers to Dalton and family. Jean was definitely a beautiful soul and such a light to everyone who knew her. She was a great...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Navette Watkin - NJ

“My deepest sympathies to all of Jean's family. Jean was a truly beautiful woman, inside and out, and always gentle, kind, classy, and professional. I...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: M.A. Dennehy - Rocky Hill, CT


6 of 12 | Posted by: Andersons - Aston & Millie, FL

“Dalton and Family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Jean was a warm soul and she will be truly missed. Stay...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Mizie Simpson-Andrade - Windsor, CT

“May GOD keep comfort your hearts during this difficult time knowing Mrs. Thomas is in the care of the LORD. I was sooo fortunate to have known &...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Earl Williams

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Garrett our thoughts are with you and your family. Garrett Bob Cindy Reuther Scranton,Pa ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“To one JEM from another GEM: We are leaning on the Lord and claiming the promised Comforter as we face each new day. You will be forever in our...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Williams Douglas

“Jean is one of my best friends! I say "is" because I believe that her spirit lives on, just not on earth. I will miss her sweet persona, her kind...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Esther Mickens - Windsor, CT

“Jean is one of my best friends. I say "is" because I believe that her spirit lives on, just not on earth. I will miss her sweet persona, her kind...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Esther Mickens - Windsor, CT


Jean Elizabeth Thomas, 60, of Windsor beloved wife, mother and friend was peacefully called home to her Lord on September 18, 2017, surrounded by her family at her home. She was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica, West Indies on March 15, 1957, daughter of Delores (Morris) McKellar of Peekskill, NY and the late Lester Alexander McKellar. She was raised in Jamaica until the age of 13 when she immigrated with her family to the United States. Jean graduated from Walton High School in The Bronx, obtained her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from City College and went on to work at DuPont in Delaware. She moved to Hartford taking a position in the insurance industry with The Travelers. Jean’s thirst for life-long learning led her to work in the ever-changing field of Information Technology where she went to work for The Phoenix Insurance Company in 1985 and had most recently served as a Platform Manager. Jean worked for over 30 years at The Phoenix and loved the many challenges and opportunities that she experienced over her long career. While working, she completed her Masters Degree in Information Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and she was also a proud graduate of the Toastmasters program to strengthen her public speaking and presentation skills. Jean remained involved at RPI after her matriculation and served on the Alumni Board as Secretary. Jean was a voracious reader who loved reading everything from her bible to extensive technical manuals. She was very persistent and excelled as a first-generation African American and as the product of immigrant parents who kept her faith, education, and family as the central focus of her life. In her spare time, Jean enjoyed exploring her creative side through art, playing the piano, and through designing beautiful cross-stitches. She became known for her birth announcements designing her first for the birth of her niece Cara and her last, just recently, for the birth of Shani’s son. Her passion for music and dancing led her to take Salsa lessons with her husband which they both enjoyed. She also loved to travel and experience different cultures and for her 25th wedding anniversary, Jean and Dalton traveled throughout Europe. Most of all, Jean will be remembered for her incredible work ethic and her solid faith that led her to never complain even in recent years as she faced challenges with her illness. She was a long time member of Hope Seventh Day Adventist Church in Bloomfield and recently was a member of the Greater Hartford Church of Christ in Hartford. Jean was a special soul on this earth whose light has been extinguished too soon for those of us who loved her. Jean will continue to live in our hearts forever. Besides her husband Dalton and her mother Delores, she leaves to mourn her passing, two sons, Brandon Thomas and Garrett Thomas both of Windsor; two brothers, Kenneth McKellar of Brooklyn, NY and Jahi Akobundu and his wife Adande of Temecula, CA; two sisters, Monica Mercedes of Peekskill, NY and Angela McKellar-Percy of Vernon; seven nieces and nephews, Cara Rivera, Shani Watson, Ayanna Akobundu, Lorenzo Percy, Shaneka McKellar, Keneta McKellar, and Chante Dobbs; a close family friend and caregiver during her illness, Barbara Baker and her husband Bill of Windsor; and a host of relatives and friends too numerous to mention. Her family will receive friends on Monday, September 25, 6-8 p.m., and on Tuesday, September 26, 9-10 a.m., at The Lodge Community Chapel, 130 Deerfield Rd., Windsor. A Homegoing Service will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 10 a.m., at The Lodge Community Chapel. Entombment will follow in the Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery Mausoleum in Bloomfield. Jean’s family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Greater Hartford Church of Christ, 1417 Stanley St., New Britain, CT 06035.