Jerome J. Mayer, 91, of Easton, died May 7 at River Glen in Southbury. He was the beloved husband of the late Betty Kinard Mayer. Born in Danbury, he was raised in Newtown before moving to Easton.
Survivors include three sons, Jerome Mayer, and his wife Katharine Dougherty, of Newtown, Paul Mayer, and Susan Chapin, of Sandy Hook, Anton Mayer, and his wife Mary Beth, of Southbury; daughter Bonnie Levy, and her husband Richard, of Cheshire; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, his daughter Annette S. Mayer predeceased Mr Mayer.
Mr Mayer graduated from Fairfield University and attended the University of Rome under a Fulbright scholarship. He lived and taught in Branford, before moving to Easton in 1959, where he lived until recently. He traveled to Austria with his family and taught in Innsbruck under a second Fulbright scholarship in 1968. For most of his career he taught Latin and was chair of the foreign language department at Joel Barlow High School, where he was well loved by his students.
He was active in his parish at Notre Dame of Easton and he taught religious education for many years after his retirement.
He enjoyed gardening, reading, and his cats.
Funeral services will take place Tuesday, May 13, at 10 am, meeting directly in Notre Dame of Easton Church, 655 Morehouse Road, Easton, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Huntingtown Cemetery, Newtown. Friends may call Monday, May 12, from 4 to 8 pm, in the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull.
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