Jean Cole Fischer
1930 - 2016

Jean C. Fischer, of Madison, died on November 27, 2016. She was born on September 25, 1930, in Middletown, the daughter of the late Everett Leroy (Pete) and Hilda Ostergren Cole.

Jean was a graduate of Connecticut College and Middlesex Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was a member of the Democratic Town Committee, and volunteered at the Madison Senior Center. She served on the Madison Zoning Board. She had great interest and love for her family, friends, the natural world, politics, and social causes.

Jean is survived by her children Alida Fischer and her husband Kenneth Berryhill of Lafayette, CO, Charles Jonathan Fischer of Miami Beach, FL, and Michael Fischer and his wife Claudia of Madison; grandchildren Carley Rose and Alexandra Cole. Besides her parents, Jean was predeceased by her sister Prudence Eldridge.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday December 1st from 5-8pm at Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Rd., Madison. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in her name may be made to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary or to Madison Land Conservation. To sign the online guest book visit

The Middletown Press - December 1, 2016