Jean B. Slocum, 98, died Nov. 30 at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor. She was born on June 7, 1920 to George and Clara (Grandjean) Brickwood, in New Haven, Conn. She attended Hillhouse High School and Marot College.
She married T. Bateman Slocum in 1945 and together they raised three children.
In 1976 Jean and her husband Bateman purchased Seggerman-Slocum Wine Importing Business from his brother, and changed the name to Slocum and Sons. After the death of her husband in 1977, Jean became president of the company until she retired at the age of 70.
She donated many hours of community service to Easter Seals, the First Church of Christ in Woodbridge, Conn. and the Junior West End Club. She was a trustee of Quinnipiac University, a member of the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, the Woodbridge Garden Club, and Boothbay Region Garden Club. She enjoyed reading and knitting and spending time with her family and many friends. Jean was an avid Republican and would be proud to know she shares her date of death with George H.W. Bush.
Jean was predeceased in 1977 by her husband T. Bateman after 32 years of marriage.
She is survived by her children, Sally Barter of Boothbay, George Slocum (Marlene Johnson) of Woodbridge, Conn., and Thomas (Myra) Slocum of Hobe Sound, Fla.; grandchildren, Toby Slocum of Cheshire, Conn., John (Paige) Slocum of Guilford, Conn., Joshua (Tina) Slocum of Cheshire, Conn., Rebecca (Matthew) Scharnoff of Westport, Conn., Drew (Lisen) Barter of Old Saybrook, Conn., and Brooke (Jeff) Stearns of Portland; and great-grandchildren, Jake, Aiden, Nicholas, Alexandra, Piper, Charlie, Lincoln, Alice, Bridget, and Joshua.
A graveside service will be held on at 11 a.m., Sat., Dec. 8 at the Milfordside Cemetery, Racebrook Rd., Woodbridge, Conn.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to Easter Seals Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, 432 Washington Ave., North Haven, CT 06473.
To extend online condolences, please visit hallfuneralhomes.com.
Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements.