Jean Thompson Silk
Longtime resident of Norwalk, Jean Thompson Silk, passed into eternal rest on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Notre Dame Convalescent Home. She was 86 and pre-deceased by her husband John Jay Silk Jr. in 1999. Born in Brooklyn NY, in 1927, she was the only child of the late Alexander Scott Thompson and Evelyn Hanlon-Thompson.
Jean worked as a dental hygienist for Dr. Arthur Lubell DDS before marrying John J. Silk Jr. in 1948. She was instrumental in re-establishing Silk Plumbing & Heating in 1953 after the business was put on hold for lack of supplies and manpower during WWII.
A former member of the Norwalk Hospital Women's Board, Jean's many interests included boating, playing Bridge as a Shore & Country Club member, crocheting, gardening, and antiquing.
Jean is survived by her two sons John J. Silk III of Bridgeport and Scott Thompson Silk of Norwalk; grandson Ronald Silk and grand-daughter Karen Silk as well as a niece Donna Silk Scherr of Syosset, NY; a half-brother Kenneth Slasor of Pebble Beach, California and half-sister Linda Barnett of Sacramento, California.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Contributions in her memory can be made to The Babies Alumni Association of Norwalk Hospital, 24 Stevens St., Norwalk, CT 06856 or Notre Dame Convalescent Home, 76 West Rocks Rd. Norwalk, CT 06851. Magner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To leave a online condolence please go to www.magnerfuneralhome.com