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“Jean was such a nice person to be around. I enjoyed many a laugh and worthy discussion on matters of the day with her. I was the first director of...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Julie Williams

“Karen and Dianne Douglas, Jean's two daughters, were the first friends I made when we moved to Simsbury in 1965. Because of my friendship with the...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Linda Raia - Windsor, CT - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Jean will surely be missed. A wonderful lady who always brought about a smile...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Juni Kish - Barkhamsted, CT

“So sorry for you loss. What a life she had! Wonderful she had a very loving family to comfort her along her journey. Sending our prayers Marilyn,...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Sheila (Schafer) Carrier & Paul Carrier - CT

“Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Jean Douglas. Our prayers and warm wishes are with the Douglas Family.Barbara and Tom McShane ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: McShane - Fairfield, CT


Jean (Naomi Hail) Douglas, 91, of Simsbury, CT, beloved wife of the late Barton M. Douglas, Jr, passed away Monday, January 11, 2016 at McLean in Simsbury, where she was a resident for over 7 years. Born in Pernell, Oklahoma, Jean was the daughter of the late George E. Hail and Golda Emma (Crabb) Hail, and was raised in Bakersfield, CA. Jean joined the US Navy during WWII and served as a Nurse/Pharmacist Mate at San Diego & Jacksonville, FL. naval bases, where she met and married her husband, Barton, serving as a Marine Aviator. Together they moved to Simsbury in 1950 to raise their family of 4 children. While raising her family, Jean was also a fulltime Licensed Practical Nurse specializing in geriatric care throughout the Hartford Area. Jean and her husband, Barton, enjoyed over 40 years camping and boating on the north shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. They were the second of four generations to raise their children, summering at "The Lake". She had many other loves including live theater, ceramics, and preserving cherished family antiques. Jean was also an active member of the Simsbury Quilting Guild for several years as well as was instrumental in launching the first 'Women Only" investment club in Simsbury. The highlight of her travels was a journey to visit her brother's grave, Guy Hail, killed D-Day in Normandy. She is survived by her two sons Stephen Douglas (Elizabeth) of Lunenburg, MA, and Gregory Douglas (Marilyn) of Simsbury, CT; two daughters Karen Padzensky (Les) of Andover, KS, and Dianne Douglas Healey of Granby; grandchildren Kristin Douglas, Jon Douglas (Sidney), Meredith Manrique Douglas (Angel), Mark Douglas (Katie), Douglas Padzensky (Shannon) and Jamie Jean Padzensky; great grandchildren Angelina, James, Ty, and MacLane; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Guy Hail, Gerald "Jerry" Hail, and Allen Hail. Her family will receive friends Saturday, Jan., 16, 2016 from 3-5 PM at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon, CT. A committal service will be held Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, 10:30 am at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bridge Street, Suffield followed by a Memorial Service at 1 PM at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, Avon, with Naval honors following the ceremony. A second Memorial Service will be held Monday, January 18, 2016, 11 am, at Carling Chapel, at McLean, 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury. Friends and relatives are invited to attend any of the services for Jean. The Douglas family extends a heartfelt thank you for the unconditional love and care extended to Jean in assisted living, skilled care, and hospice at McLean. Memorial contributions may be made to McLean Foundation to benefit the Hospice program, 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT. 06070.