Jeanne Grahame Thompson of Fairfield died Dec. 17, 2010, at home.

Born in Bronxville, N.Y., she grew up in Stovall, Miss.; Baltimore and Maryland. She was a graduate of Clarksdale School in Mississippi. She was an alumna of Bennett College and attended the University of Bridgeport, where she was a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society. She also attended the American Academy of Arts in New York.

She was a resident of Easton for many years before moving to the Greenfield Hill section of Fairfield. She was active in the Easton community having served as first vice president of the original League of Women Voters and on the boards of the American Red Cross, Easton PTO and American Heart Association. She was chairwoman of the Cancer Crusade for several years. Additionally, she was president of the Republican Women's Club and served on the Republican Town Committee as chairman of the third district. She also was the Republican registrar of voters. She volunteered with the School Volunteer Association in Bridgeport, formerly the Junior League project Y.O.U. for 25 years. She also held school and board chairmanships.

In Fairfield, she was a docent for the Connecticut Audubon Society Nature Center, the Birdcraft Museum and the Fairfield Historical Society. She achieved life master rank in the American Contract Bridge Club. She was a member of the Eunice Dennie Burr chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the House and Garden Club of Greater Bridgeport and the Fairfield Beach Club. She was a communicant of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church.

She is survived by two children, Leslie Anne and Payton Grahame Thompson, and three grandchildren, Payton Grahame Jr., Anne Elizabeth and Glenn Walker Thompson. She was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas John and Gordon Wight Grahame.

In lieu of flowers donations, memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford CT 06405; telephone: 203-315-7575.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road. To sign an online guestbook, visit