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Jean T. (Taylor) Stimolo

May 6, 1947 ~ October 30, 2022 (age 75)

Obituary

Jean Taylor Stimolo, 75, of Branford, CT died peacefully on Sunday, October 30, 2022 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with dementia.

Jean was born on May 6, 1947 in New York City, the daughter of Jack and Dorothy Taylor. She grew up in Windsor Locks, CT and attended UCONN in Storrs, CT where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in economics. She was a fierce and loving mother to her daughters, Carin and Leigh Stimolo.

Jean was most proud of the work she did as Executive Director of Rideworks in New Haven, a nonprofit that promoted ridesharing, telecommuting, and public transit services for commuters. Her career in city planning spanned 30 years, as she worked with government officials and private companies to expand commuting and telecommuting options for employees.

Outside of work Jean was an avid adventurer. She loved exploring new places, whether travelling locally or abroad with her family. She loved the outdoors, especially the beach. Growing up camping and spending summers in Cape Cod gave her an appreciation for nature that she passed on to her family. Swimming, sailing, hiking, yoga – she was always active. She even spent some time flying small planes as she clocked hours towards a pilot’s license. Jean was a vivacious and caring person that made all feel welcome. She made friends wherever she went with her infectious smile, gift of the gab, and general excitement for life.

Above all else, Jean valued and adored her family. She was never far from “her girls” and was a source of endless hugs, play, and laughter. She was a constant fixture at her grandchildren’s events and loved sharing stories of their accomplishments. She leaves behind her daughters and their families, Carin Stimolo and Jason Osburn, and their children Jack and Stella Osburn of Winthrop, and Leigh Stimolo and Kevin Labbe and their son, Devan Labbe of Revere.

She will be remembered by her family as a forward thinker, a successful leader, and a loyal advocate. She was always able to see the glass half full as she spread love and laughter wherever she went.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 7:00 PM.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
November 10, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home
147 Winthrop Street
Winthrop, MA 02152

Funeral Service
Thursday
November 10, 2022

7:00 PM
Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home
147 Winthrop Street
Winthrop, MA 02152

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