March 29, 1937 - December 16, 2018
Jean Harriet (Neil) Malaquias, 81 of Cromwell, wife of the late Domingo (Dom) Malaquias, died on December 16, 2018 in Cromwell due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on March 29, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Frances Regina (Wilkins) Neil and Sterling St. Clair Neil. Jean is survived by two sons, Matthew Malaquias of Baltimore, MD, Daniel Malaquias and his wife, Margaret (Jantz) of Ivoryton; daughter Elizabeth and her husband, Gregory Malczon of Cromwell; beloved granddaughters, Caitlin and Abigail Malczon; her brother William Neil of Middletown; sister Marie Mochi of New Braintree, Mass; as well as many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sisters Claire Frances Neil and Barbara Murphy Saraceno. She spent most of her early years in Middletown and was a graduate of Middletown High School. A faithful communicant of St. John Church in Cromwell, Jean was also an avid bingo player, known to her many friends, colleagues and neighbors for her quick sense of humor and gift of gab. She started out working for the dental practice of Dr. Melvin Slusky and retired after many years with the Tax Office in the Town of Cromwell. The family will receive friends at the Rose Hill Funeral Home, 580 Elm Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, December 20th. A Funeral Mass will be held 9:45 am, Friday, December 21st at St. John Church, 5 St John Ct, Cromwell, CT 06416. Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the State Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown, CT 06457. Jean’s adult children would like to express their most sincere thanks to the staff of Pilgrim Manor for the love, care and attention they provided to their mother during her time there. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation in Jean’s memory to Mercy High School, 1740 Randolph Road, Middletown, CT 06457 (online at www.mercyhigh.com) or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 (online at www.michaeljfox.org). To share memories or express condolences online, please visit www.rosehillfuneralhomes.com.
Jean Harriet (Neil) Malaquias, 81 of Cromwell, wife of the late Domingo (Dom) Malaquias, died on December 16, 2018 in Cromwell due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on March 29, 1937, she was the... View Obituary & Service Information
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