In CT Hospice, March 21, 2003, Jean Winthrop Buck, 79, of Westerly Dr., Hamden, mother of Deborah Brenner-Liss, Ph.D. of San Francisco, CA, Jeremy Brenner of Paris, France, sister of Katherine Larkin of Seattle, WA and Harriet Harris of Glastonbury, CT. Also survived by three grandchildren. She was born in Glastonbury, CT, May 25, 1923 a daughter of the late William W. & Jessica Williams Buck. She was a graduate of Connecticut College where she was elected Phi Betta Kappa, received a Masters Degree in Social Work from Smith College and a Masters in Psychology from Columbia University. She retired in 1988 as an assistant clinical professor in the Dept. of Psychology at Yale University after 20 years of service. She was a reader making recordings for the blind, served as a docent at several local art museums, traveled frequently with Elderhostel and was an avid birder. Funeral service at St. Peter's Cemetery, 59 Main St., Cheshire, Sunday, March 23 at noon. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203-1606. Arrangements under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. My deepest sympathies go to Jean\’s family. I will always remember Jean as a kind birder who readily shared her birding knowledge and who once opened her home to me so I could get a better look at a rarity! May you rest in peace, Jean.

  2. Never one to draw attention to herself, Jean was happiest when talking about her family or her interests in birds and gardening. We who knew her best as an art museum docent at Yale will miss her.

  3. Please accept my sympathy for your personal lost. Jean was a good neighbor, and I would enjoy watching her walk down Ives Street.

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