In Loving Memory of Jean M. Warten

February 07, 1923
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
April 10, 2020
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all services will be private


Family Gathering


St. Thomas Aquinas Church

1719 Post Road,
CT 06824

Jean M. Warten

Jean M. Warten, of Fairfield, CT, passed away on April 10, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Manor in Trumbull, CT, where she resided for the last 5 1/2 years. Jean grew up in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, one of thirteen children born to Cassie and Alec Forbes. On their family dairy farm, she developed her work ethic and love for all creatures. She worked as a registered nurse in Halifax, Nova Scotia; in New York City, where she met her husband Kurt A. Warten; and in Fairfield, CT, until her retirement in 1992. She was a devout Catholic and daily parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield, and then the chapel at St. Joseph’s Manor; an avid Yankee fan who attended games every Friday until she was 89 years old; and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was pre-deceased by her husband Kurt in 1991. She is survived by her son Martin (Katie) Warten and their children Melissa and Kevin Warten; her daughter Margaret (Murat) Eskicioglu and their children Kurt, Cassie, and Ellie; and her niece Irene Warten. Jean’s family would like to thank her friend and companion Barbara Mazzas, and the entire staff at St. Joseph’s Manor. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Due to the current health conditions all services will be private. To offer an online condolence please visit

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8 Guestbook Entries for Jean M. Warten

  1. Dear Martin, Katie, Melissa, and Kevin,
    Find comfort and peace in each other and in your family memories at this very sad and difficult time. We are thinking of you today and in the days ahead, and we send you
    our deepest heartfelt sympathy.
    Old Fairview friends-
    Amy Haydon-Ryan ( & John, Sarah, and Tom)

  2. Dear Katie, Martin, Melissa and Kevin,

    We are so deeply sorry for your loss. We wish you peace and strength during this very difficult time. Sending virtual hugs to all.

    With love and our deepest sympathies,
    Felicia, Anthony, Samantha, Emily and Tori

  3. Marty and Katie, we were so sad to learn of the passing of your mother in the paper today. Marty, it brought back memories of you and I talking about Antigonish when no one else ever heard of it. Not many folks in the States go to nursing school in Nova Scotia unless you were born there but that was one thing your Mom and Linda had in common was Antigonish. Always loved it up there,
    Our thoughts and sincere prayers are with you both. God Bless Her.
    Mark & Linda Ennis

  4. HI Katie, Martin, Melissa and Kevin,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. She sounds like an amazing woman who you will miss terribly.
    You are in my prayers.
    Deepest condolences,
    Liz Reed

  5. Dear Katie and family…sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. She sounds like a very loving and caring person who I am sure you will all miss. I especially love the fact she was a rabid Yankee fan! We would have been fast friends! My condolences to you all in this difficult and trying time. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Lynn and Darlene and family.

  6. Dear Martin, Katie, Melissa and Kevin,
    We were so sorry to hear about your mother and send you our prayers and hugs at this difficult time. Find comfort in the wonderful memories of Jean in the days ahead. Thinking of you in this trying time and wishing you and your family our best wishes.
    Our heartfelt sympathy,
    David and Patrice

  7. Dear Marty, Katie, Melissa and Kevin,
    Marty, we were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and are sending you our hugs and prayers at this difficult time. Cherish and find comfort in the wonderful memories of Jean in the days ahead. Thinking of you during these trying times and extending our heartfelt sympathy.
    Wishing you peace and strength,
    David and Patrice

  8. My sympathy to family and friends. I was a dear friend of Jean as I work with her at Caroltan during the 1980’s (on the West Wing relieving her on Sundays and Mondays nights). She was a dear friend and a great nurse. I was happy to meet her again at the Blood Bank where I worked when she was preparing for surgery some years later. A notable person in my chapter of life.