Putnam & Simsbury, CT- Jean Alice Herlihy Criscione, 83, passed away Monday, January 17, 2011. Born in North Chelmsford, MA, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Laura Herlihy and grew up in Putnam, CT. She attended Putnam High School where she was a member of the cheerleading squad. Jean showed an early gift for fashion design. After graduating high school, she attended The Traphagen School of Design in New York City where several of her fashion designs were used as proto-types by a major New York City department store. Jean enjoyed designing and making clothes for herself as well as for members of her family. In 1947, she married the late Angelo Criscione, from NYC, at St. Mary Church of the Visitation in Putnam, CT. Together they settled in New Jersey to raise their three children: Karen, Elaine, and Donald. Jean and Angelo retired to Simsbury, CT in 1992. Jean is survived by her two daughters Karen Bushong and her husband David, and Elaine Criscione; her son Donald Criscione and his wife Mary, her sister Anne Auger and her husband Bernard, her brother Robert Herlihy and his wife Charlotte, her late brother John Herlihy’s wife June, her brother in-law Sam Criscione and his wife Helen, and six grandchildren, Bryan, Nickel, Krista, Timothy, Andrew, Kevin and a great granddaughter Ruby Michelle Bushong. Visitation will be Friday, January 21, 2011 from 9:30-10:30 AM at the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St. Putnam, CT followed by Mass and Burial at St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday January 23, 2011 in The Cherry Brook Health Center, 102 Dyer Ave, Canton, CT. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.