Edward Lawrence Funeral Home

We realize that most people are not very familiar with making funeral arrangements, so we have developed this web site to provide our client families and friends with the information they will need and to answer any questions they might have. Whether you have just experienced a loss, are considering making your own arrangements in advance, or just browsing our site, our intention is to do as much as we can to assist you.

It was on February 4, 1893, four generations ago, the Edward B. Lawrence Undertaking Business, combined with a furniture and livery business, began on South Main Street in New Canaan.

In conjunction with the Undertaking Business, E.B. Lawrence worked and was elected Vice President of the First National Bank of New Canaan in 1921. In 1923, he became President of the Bank and held that position until his death in 1936. He served as Town Treasurer from 1899 until 1922, and was a member of the Board of Finance of the town for many years.

In 1931, E.B's son, Edward (Ted) Lawrence moved the funeral business to Darien and was there about a year before moving to the former "Dutch Oven" property in Noroton, which is now the Peartree's Beauty Salon. In early 1936, he purchased the property which is presently the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home at 2119 Post Road in Noroton. Then the alterations and repairs began on the old Victorian building with its everlasting charm. Ted was a World War I Navy veteran, and a long time member and past President of the Kiwanis Club of Darien in 1936. Ted was active in the business until the last few years before he died in February, 1960.

In 1946, after three years in the Army as a Surgical Technician during World War II, Ted's son, Edward Green Lawrence (known as Eddie to everyone, Casey in the Sports World), enrolled in the Renouard School of Embalming in New York City, became licensed, and went into the business with his Dad. Along with making all the necessary improvements to the establishment over the years, Eddie was named Darien's Citizen of the Year in 1978, was a founding member of Darien Youth Athletics, President in 1962 and 1963 and one of four original managers of the Darien Little League. He was a longtime member of the Lions Club serving as President from 1957 to 1958 and was very active in the Darien community right up until his untimely death in October of 1984.

Upon his graduation from Susquehanna University in 1972, Ed's son, Edward Green Lawrence, Jr. (known as Jed to everyone), enrolled at the American Academy of McAllister Institute in New York City for Mortuary Science. After his year of schooling there, he entered the business in 1973 on a full time basis with his Dad, and is presently the fourth generation carrying on the family business.

In August of 2000, Craig D. Ackerman joined the staff at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home as a licensed embalmer and funeral director.


Our Obituaries

William R. Haskell, Sr.

June 20, 1934 - June 16, 2019

William R. Haskell Sr. (Bob) of Rowayton, CT died on Sunday, June 16, 2019. Born on June 20, 1934 in Medford, MA, Bob was the son of Marion Warner and Loren Ellis Haskell. He graduated from New Rochelle High School, the University of Bridgeport and the Officer Candidate School at the United States Coast Guard Academy. Captain, raconteur, entrepreneur, and builder, Bob was from generations...
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John Anton Stuart

September 18, 1936 - June 14, 2019

John Anton Stuart, born Sept. 18, 1936 to John and Anna Stuart, transitioned on June 14, 2019. The Lord called on him to end his travels on this earth. He truly traveled to every corner of the earth and to numerous places more than once. Bertha (his wife) and he ventured to every continent and most of the countries of the world. They enjoyed every minute of it as evidenced by their many photo...
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Emily Ruth Grant Duffy

September 28, 1937 - June 13, 2019

Emily Duffy, a longtime Darien resident, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019 after a battle with cancer. Emily was a longtime volunteer for Boy Scout Troop 53 and the Pegasus Equestrian program. She was well known as the School Secretary at Plumfield School from 1980-2000. She was also administrative assistant to Dr. Josephine Velazquez, DPM of Darien. Emily was a lifelong resident of...
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Kathleen Keegan Lyons

October 28, 1940 - June 13, 2019

Kathleen Keegan Lyons, 78, of Darien, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, June 13, 2019. She was born October 28, 1940 in Barry, County Longford, Ireland, the daughter of the late Michael and Brigid Keegan. Kathleen was predeceased by her daughter, Bridget Kathleen McGuire. In addition, she was predeceased by her sisters Betty Butler and Maureen Campbell and brothers Patrick and Noel Keegan...
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Saly Shore Payne

June 8, 2019

Sally Shore Payne passed away, June 8, 2019 in Norwalk, CT, with her family by her side. She was eighty-seven years old. Sally was born in 1931 and grew up in Jackson Heights, NY. She graduated as an English major from Smith College in 1953, the year she married Herrick Littlefield. Together they lived for many years in Darien, CT where they raised their four children. In 1974, she married...
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Carleton W. "Skip" Todd II

January 30, 1955 - May 20, 2019

Carleton W. "Skip" Todd II, of Darien, passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, May 20, 2019. He was born in White Plains, NY on January 30, 1955 to late the Carleton W. Todd and Marjorie Wagner Todd. Skip spent his youth in New Canaan, attended the University of Central Florida and graduated from Eastern Connecticut College. The son of a pilot, Skip had a lifelong love of flying and...
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Elizabeth Fribley "B.A." Hand

February 21, 1930 - May 15, 2019

B.A. Hand was born on February 21, 1930 in Utica, NY and died peacefully near her loving family, on May 15, 2019 in Norwalk, CT. Raised in Norwich, NY, she was the eldest of two daughters born to Dorothy J. and Carl E. Fribley. Her father was an owner of Benedict Cadillac Corporation and Past President of the National Automobile Dealers Association. B.A attended Vassar College and graduated...
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Barbara Ellen Dutton

August 22, 1948 - May 15, 2019

Barbara Ellen Dutton, a resident of Norwalk, CT since 1986, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Norwalk. Born on August 22, 1948 in New York, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Helen Grady. She was 70 years old. Barbara graduated from St. John's University. She was a former teacher in New York City, worked as an Executive Secretary for the National Football League and as a...
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Ignatius Charles Rinaldi

September 3, 1942 - May 14, 2019

Ignatius Charles Rinaldi, known as Charles and a resident of Darien, CT, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in New York City, NY. Born on September 3, 1942 in Springfield, MA, he was the son of the late Angelo and Anna Rinaldi. He was 76. Charles received an AB from Saint Michael's College and a MBA from Babson College. He worked at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, Glickenhaus and Company,...
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John Byron Dugdale

August 30, 1957 - May 6, 2019

John Byron Dugdale, of Darien, died suddenly on May 6, 2019 at Yale New Haven Hospital after complications from a brief illness. He was 61 years old. Born in Stamford Hospital on August 30, 1957, he is survived by his parents Byron and Lois Dugdale third generation residents of Darien, his sisters Mary Danskin, Anne Gordon and brother-in-law Ken Gordon in New Jersey and his long time...
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Ingeborg G. Browning

April 6, 1937 - April 26, 2019

Ingeborg G. Browning, a longtime resident of Darien, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Stamford Hospital, Stamford. Born on April 6, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Adolf and Toni Färber. Ingeborg graduated from Stamford High School and Katherine Gibbs School. She worked as an Executive Secretary for International Salt Co. in New Canaan and later for Peabody...
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Anna Bella Quigley Mazabras

April 22, 1939 - April 23, 2019

Surrounded by family, Anna Bella Quigley Mazabras passed away peacefully on April 23rd, 2019 at her home just one day after her 80th birthday in Darien, CT. Born on April 22nd, 1939 in Derry, Northern Ireland she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Quigley. Anna left Ireland in 1963 to come to New Canaan, CT to work as a nanny before marrying her husband, Roger Louis Mazabras in...
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Jane Sanford Ziegler

December 28, 1924 - April 19, 2019

Jane Ziegler, a long-time resident of Darien, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Stamford Hospital. Born on December 28, 1924 in Cranford, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Harold Crooker and Prudence (Rindell) Sanford. She was 94. Jane graduated from Kent Place School in Summit, NJ and from Wellesley College in 1946. Soon after graduation on June 21, 1946 she married William H....
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Marjorie ""Margie" Canto

January 5, 1933 - April 15, 2019

Marjorie (Margie) Canto, a life-long resident of Darien, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Stamford Hospital with her family by her side. Born on January 5, 1933 in Darien, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mary Bruno Canto. She was 86. Margie graduated from Darien High School, class of 1950. She then went on to work for Burndy Corporation as a Manager of Data Processing for...
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Jo-Ann Angelilli

August 11, 1946 - April 6, 2019

Jo-Ann Angelilli, age 72, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at her home in Stamford, CT. She was born on August 11, 1946 in the Bronx, NY to the late Jack and Martha Bohmer. She is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and obtained her Master's Degree in Education from St. John's University. She began her career as an elementary school teacher in Mt. Vernon, NY, and...
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Phylis M. Colin

April 3, 2019

Surrounded by family, Phyllis M. Colin succumbed to heart-related complications on April 3rd at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT at the age of 87. She and her beloved husband, Robert, lived in Battery Park City in New York. Formerly they had resided in Darien, CT from 1969 until 1994. During her years in Darien, Phyllis was very active in the YMCA, serving as a Red Cross...
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Donald Turpin Cavett

May 12, 1933 - March 28, 2019

It is with sorrow and sympathy that the Cavett family shares the peaceful passing of Donald Turpin Cavett on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Donald, 85 years old, was a longtime resident and employee of the Town of Darien. Calling hours will take place, Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road in Darien. A Memorial Mass will take place at St. John R. C...
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Arden Anderson-Broecking

February 8, 1933 - March 20, 2019

Long-time Darien resident Arden Anderson-Broecking died on March 20, 2019 at Laurel Ridge Health Care Center in Ridgefield, CT. Arden was 86 years old. She was born in New Rochelle, New York on February 8, 1933 to Charlotte Virginia Kitt and Gotthard Anderson. Arden moved to Rye, New York in 1946 and then to Darien in 1965 where she lived until 2018. She attended the College of Fine Arts at...
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Jerry V. Cangiano

August 16, 1939 - March 17, 2019

Jerry V. Cangiano, a former longtime resident of New York and a former 16 year resident of Naples, FL, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Arden House in Hamden, CT. Born on August 16, 1939 in Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late George and Pauline Vicario Cangiano. He was 79. Jerry graduated from Notre Dame in Indiana. He retired from his marketing and sales companies which...
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Henry Bristol Satterthwaite

March 10, 2019

Hank Satterthwaite died very peacefully, surrounded by loving family on Sunday March 10th at the Connecticut Hospice Care Center in Branford, after a four-year battle with cancer, during which time he was positive and hopeful and living life to the fullest. He was 77 years old. Born in Washington, DC to Adelaide Bristol Satterthwaite and Livingston Lord Satterthwaite, Hank's young years were...
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Peter Guy Ham

September 22, 1940 - March 1, 2019

Peter Guy Ham, a resident of Southbury, CT and a former longtime resident of Darien, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019 in the comfort of his home surrounded by family. Born on September 22, 1940 in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late William Guy and Pauline Ham. Peter graduated from Darien High School and served with the U.S. Navy. He was a longtime local Darien builder owner of...
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Kenneth H. Allen

January 13, 1937 - February 27, 2019

Kenneth H. Allen of Darien died peacefully at home on February 27, 2019. He was 82 years old. Mr. Allen was born on January 13, 1937 to the late Kenneth E. and Claudine (Smith) Allen. He is a graduate of UCLA, where he received his BA in Political Science. He served as an information officer in Italy while on active duty in the United States Air Force. Mr. Allen is a retired IBM executive....
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Daniel Lagonigro

April 7, 1935 - February 15, 2019

Daniel Lagonigro, 83, of Darien, CT passed away peacefully at Stamford Hospital on February 15, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Daniel was born in Port Chester, NY on April 7, 1935 to Paul Lagonigro and Maria Rosario Lagonigro. Daniel was predeceased by a brother William Lagonigro, a sister Carmela Radice, and one nephew. He is survived by his wife Adel Lagonigro, a daughter Maria...
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Linda B. Clark

February 14, 2019

Linda B. Clark, a resident of Darien and former resident of Rowayton, passed away on Thursday, February 14th, at Maplewood of Darien due to complications from dementia. Born in 1941 in Des Moines, IA, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Ruth Blackledge, and sister of Barbara. She was 77. She was a graduate of the University of Connecticut and Darien High School. Linda was a computer...
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Jean Bennett

May 11, 1940 - February 13, 2019

Jean Bennett, a resident of Darien, CT passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Notre Dame Convalescent Home in Norwalk, CT. Born on May 11, 1940 in Magherafelt, County Derry, Northern Ireland, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Fleming) Kenning. She was 78. Jean worked for Covidien Corp. in Norwalk as an accounting supervisor. She was a member of the Gaelic American...
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Diane Louis (Webb) Prescott

January 3, 1932 - February 13, 2019

Mrs. Diane Louise (Webb) Prescott, born on January 3, 1932 in Garden City, New York, to the late Mildred Eileen Bryan and the late Millard Douglas Webb, passed away peacefully at age 87 on February 13th, 2019 in New Canaan, Connecticut. Upon graduating from Skidmore College in 1953, Diane worked as a jewelry designer in New York City. Diane was also a prolific and talented watercolor artist,...
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Clare A. Harding

September 14, 1939 - February 8, 2019

Clare Harding died on February 8, 2019 in Stamford, Connecticut. Born in West Warwick, Rhode Island on September 14, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Simone (Vadeboncoeur) and Lionel Brodeur. Clare devoted her life to teaching and counseling adolescents in New York, Maryland, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Throughout her 50-year career in education - whether serving as a teacher,...
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William Kent Haydock

February 4, 2019

William Kent Haydock, longtime resident of Darien, CT, passed on peacefully at home on February 4, 2019 at the age of 93. He leaves his beloved wife of nearly 63 years, the former Caroline Pinckney Prioleau (Pinky), whom he married in Charleston, SC, as well as their three children and families. Kent was the son of the late Roger and Marjorie Kent Haydock of Wyncote, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia....
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Don Brown

January 18, 2019

Don Brown passed away peacefully on January 18, 2019. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1923, he was the son of Samuel Raymond Brown and Theophelia Parrett Brown. He grew up in Glenbrook, CT and graduated from Stamford High School where he was vice president of his senior class in 1941. Don enlisted in 1942 and served in the Marine Corps., subsequently attending Princeton University and graduating in...
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William E. Harrington

May 26, 1924 - January 18, 2019

William E. Harrington of Darien, Connecticut, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2019 after a long and fulfilling life. Bill was born in Brookline, MA, on May 26, 1924 to the late William E. Harrington, Sr., and Alice O'Laughlin Harrington. At age six, he and his family relocated to Westchester County, NY, where he was raised. Bill attended college at his beloved University of Notre Dame...
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Michael C. Huebsch

August 11, 1958 - January 16, 2019

Michael C. Huebsch passed peacefully Wednesday, January 16, at his home in Darien, Connecticut. Michael was born in Stamford, CT, on August 11, 1958, the eldest son of Ronald E. Huebsch and the late Lucy Beale Smith. He grew up in Darien, CT, and attended the King School in Stamford, CT, and Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where he received his BA in 1980. After receiving his MBA from the...
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William Grega

November 10, 1934 - January 10, 2019

William Grega, a former resident of Norwalk and a former longtime Darien resident passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019. Born on November 10, 1934 in Bridgeport, CT, he was the son of the late Gus and Anna Grega. He was 84. William served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956. He was a retired Darien Police Officer having joined the force on October 11, 1958. He...
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Doris Gahwyler

May 23, 1924 - January 8, 2019

Doris Gahwyler, beloved by family and friends, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, January 8, 2019 at her home in Darien. She was 94 years old and a town resident for over half a century. Doris was born in Switzerland on May 23rd, 1924 and spent her formative years in the city of Lenzburg and her summers in Thun, Switzerland. She studied in Zurich, became a nurse and met the love of her...
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James Thomas Murphy

February 8, 1951 - January 7, 2019

James Thomas Murphy, a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Stamford Hospital. Born on February 8, 1951 in Stamford, he was the son of the late James Joseph and Jane Lenczycki Murphy. He was 67. James graduated from Stamford Catholic High School in 1969; studied engineering at the University of New Haven for two years and graduated from The American...
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Joyce-Ann Davidson

March 24, 1948 - January 4, 2019

On Friday, January 4th, Joyce-Ann Davidson passed away at the age of 70. Joy was born on March 24th, 1948 to Fred G. Davidson and Kay V. Davidson. She attended college at Immaculata University in Washington, DC and Maryville University in Missouri. Having grown up in Darien, Connecticut, Joy always loved the beach. She was also a talented artist and loved to read. She was extremely...
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Donald Latham King

October 31, 1934 - December 31, 2018

KING – Donald Latham. Dr. King, age 84, former Professor of Radiology at the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University and 45-year resident of Darien, CT, died peacefully on December 31st at home with his family. He is survived by Nancy Nicholas Mowlds King, his beloved wife of 59 years, three sons, Donald Latham Jr., Thomas Mackenzie, Benjamin Nicholas, and six grandchildren,...
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Helyne Del Favero

July 12, 1917 - December 30, 2018

Helyne Del Favero was born in Kittery, Maine on July 12, 1917. She was the seventh child of Mae and Percy Nott. Unfortunately, her father, who was in the Navy, had a stroke shortly after Helyne's birth, and after his death Mae moved her family to New York. After moving to New York, Mae met a man names Charles Brevogel, and soon after they were married. Helyne went to 8 elementary schools....
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Raymond W. Gilbert, Jr.

December 29, 2018

Raymond W. Gilbert Jr., 90, passed away on December 29, 2018. Ray was born in Worcester, MA, the son of Raymond and Ruth Gilbert. After his marriage to Caroline Millay, he lived in Northboro, MA, Norwalk, CT, Cleveland, Ohio, Yarmouthport, MA, and Fairfield, CT. He worked in specialty metals sales for Wyman-Gordon, was National Sales Manager for American Metal Climax, Inc., and continued in...
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Catherine Mary Savoca

December 28, 2018

Cathy Savoca, a long-time resident of Darien, died Friday on the 28th of December at Stamford Hospital. Born in 1949 in Darien, CT. Cathy graduated from Darien High School and followed her pursuit of music at Berklee College of Music. She received her Bachelor degree in 1981. After Berklee, Cathy focused on her love of Jazz, playing the sax in "gigs" from California to New York. In 1997,...
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Albert F. Lynch, Jr.

November 7, 1940 - December 27, 2018

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Albert F. Lynch, Jr., passed away at Stamford Hospital on December 27, 2018 following an unexpected complication of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was brave throughout his life and especially during his illness and was and is our family's biggest role model and supporter. Born on November 7, 1940, Al was the son of Albert F....
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Geroge B. Higgins, Jr.

December 15, 1947 - December 22, 2018

George B. Higgins Jr passed away Sat., Dec. 22, 2018 at North Shore Hospital, Manhasset, NY with his loving wife, Margaret "Peggy" Higgins, his son, Sean, and 2 sisters at his bedside. He will be greatly missed. Born December 15, 1947, George grew up in Manhasset, NY. He was a 1969 graduate of St. Michael's College, Vermont and received his MBA from Boston University in 1971. He returned to...
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Douglas Goetze Campbell

December 17, 2018

Douglas Goetze Campbell, 90, passed away peacefully at home December 17, 2018, on Sanibel Island in Florida. His wife of almost 67 years, Sandra Woodworth Campbell, was by his side along with his four children. Doug was born in Brooklyn, New York but spent his youth in New Canaan, CT. He attended Center Elementary School, Saxe Middle School and graduated from New Canaan High School. He went on to...
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Sharon (Shari) Kay Gibson

December 8, 2018

Sharon (Shari) Kay Gibson, 72, a beloved grandmother, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, died peacefully at her daughter's home in Darien, CT on December 8th surrounded by loved ones after a four week battle with cancer. The daughter of Samuel and Florence (Wickwire) Gibson and the second oldest of 4 daughters, she lived her early years on the family farm in Fullerton, ND. After graduating...
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Doreen Mortola LeMoult

March 29, 1943 - December 7, 2018

Doreen Mortola LeMoult passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at her home in Darien, CT, on December 7, 2018. Doreen was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1943, and was the daughter of Dr. Doris S. Mortola of Rye, NY, and the late Dr. Edward J. Mortola, former President and Chancellor of Pace University in New York. She attended St. Augustine's School in Larchmont, NY; School of the Holy...
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Donald L. Fernow

November 27, 1924 - December 6, 2018

Long-time Darien resident Donald Lloyd Fernow passed away of natural causes on December 6, aged 94. Born November 27, 1924 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to John and Maude Fernow, he was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Barbara Fernow, and survived by his son, Andrew Fernow of Toronto, Ontario and daughter, Laura Fernow, of Darien, CT. Donald grew up in Chicago, Illinois and served in the U.S. Army...
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Edwin McCord Mulock, III

April 14, 1938 - December 3, 2018

Edwin McCord Mulock, III of Darien, died at home December 3, 2018. Born April 14, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of Edwin McCord Mulock Jr. and Harriett (Knight) Mulock. Ed is survived by his wife of fifty-four years Neville Rodgers Mulock, his children Lyndsay Drew and Luke Mulock and two grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Bruce Mulock. As a resident of Darien...
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Mary E. Skelton

April 15, 1925 - December 1, 2018

Mary E. Skelton, a resident of Venice, FL and a former long-time Darien resident, passed away on December 1, 2018 in Florida. Born on April 15, 1925 in Stamford, CT, she was the daughter of the late Richard F. and Gladys Skelton. Mary was raised in Darien and attended Baker School. She was in the first 7th grade class at Darien Junior High. Mary taught at Darien Junior High for 30 years...
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Antra O. Richardson

October 2, 1944 - December 1, 2018

On Saturday December 1st, 2018, Antra Ozols Richardson, loving mother of Dan Richardson and Wendy Richardson, passed away surrounded by her family & friends. Antra was born on October 2nd 1944 in Danzig Germany, modern day Gdansk Poland. Her parents, Ernest and Wilma Ozols, along with her older brother, Peter, had to leave their home in Latvia, fleeing from war torn Europe. Her early years...
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Elizabeth Grant

August 10, 1938 - December 1, 2018

Surrounded by her loving family, Elizabeth (Betty) Grant passed into God's hands to join her husband on Saturday, December 1st, 2018. She was 80 years old. Betty was born in Salterstown, County Louth, Ireland on August 10th, 1938 to Patrick and Rose Ebbitt. She learned her strong Irish principles of hard work, strong family, love and loyalty growing up on her family farm and adventuring...
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Joan Marie Comerford

July 26, 1933 - November 28, 2018

Joan Marie Comerford, age 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 28th at Maplewood of Darien, after a long battle with cancer. She was born on July 26, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York to Stanley and Stella Sokolowski of Ozone Park, Queens. After graduating from St. Joseph's College for Women, (Brooklyn, N.Y.) in 1954, she was named a Fulbright Scholar and studied in Cologne, Germany...
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Leo W. Rogowski

January 12, 1917 - November 28, 2018

Leo W. Rogowski, a longtime resident of Darien, passed away on November 28th, 2018. Born in Stamford, CT in 1917, he was the son of the late Anthony and Helen Rogowski. Leo was predeceased by his loving wife of 55 years, the former Sophie Gavel; a son Phillip; and brothers: William, Joseph, Edward and sisters Ann Dedura and Marion Gaieski. He is survived by his children Leon (Deirdre) of...
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Charles E. Stuart

May 19, 1953 - November 24, 2018

Charles E. Stuart was survived by his loving family, son Adam Charles Stuart, daughter Stephanie Antonia Stuart and granddaughter Haleigh Love Brown all of Darien, CT and COUNTLESS family & friends who loved him dearly. Charles graduated from the Norwalk Public School system and worked at Yankee Gas/Eversource in Norwalk, The best father/grandfather anyone could ask for, Charlie was always...
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Wilder D. Baker, Jr.

December 4, 1931 - November 22, 2018

Wilder D. Baker, Jr. of Darien, CT passed away on November 22, 2018 after a long struggle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Wilder was born in Washington, DC the only child of Naval officer Wilder D. Baker and Cora Barry Baker, the daughter of a Washington correspondent. Due to his father's obligations in the Navy, the family moved many times during Wilder's childhood which spanned World...
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Theodora Cogswell (Do) Deland

November 6, 1923 - November 20, 2018

Theodora Cogswell (Do) Deland of Darien, Connecticut, died at the Stamford Hospital on November 20, 2018, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage the previous Friday. Her family was at her bedside. Minutes before passing away she received prayers from the minister of St. Luke's Parish, where she had been a member since 1950. She lived 95 years and 14 days after the date of her birth on November...
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Ruth Roberts Cheswick

December 15, 1926 - November 16, 2018

Ruth Roberts Cheswick, a longtime resident of Darien, CT and Hobe Sound, FL died Friday, November 16th in Stamford, CT. Born December 15, 1926, she was the daughter of William A. Roberts and Anna Blom Roberts of Utica, NY. After her education at Sunset Avenue Elementary School and Utica Free Academy, Ruth headed south to Wellesley College to study Economics. Wellesley become a life-long...
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Robert L. Eldredge

August 27, 1934 - November 14, 2018

Robert L. Eldredge, a long time Darien resident, died peacefully in his home Wednesday, November 14, surrounded by loved ones. Robert "Bob" or "Bunny" as he was often known was the husband of the late Nancy H. Eldredge. Robert was born, August 27, 1934 to the late Wilbur and Mary Margaret Eldredge in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his three children, Tracey Reilly and her husband Sean...
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Dorita G. Zinna

August 19, 1931 - November 13, 2018

Dorita G. Zinna, of Darien, CT, passed away on November 13, 2018. Born on August 19, 1931, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dorita received a degree in Education and pursued a career in teaching in her twenties. Fluent in English, Spanish and Italian, her love of languages led her to a job as a translator for Melati, an international business firm in Buenos Aires. In 1960, Dorita met the love of...
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William Wright Lester

May 14, 1934 - November 10, 2018

William Wright Lester passed away unexpectedly at age 84 in Darien, Connecticut on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Bill, as he was known, was born May 14, 1934 in Lansing, Michigan to Harry and Ireta (Wright) Lester. Bill was raised in Carleton, Michigan. After graduating from Airport High School, Bill went on to Michigan State University, where he earned Bachelors, Masters, and PhD degrees...
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Jane Vivion VanBeek

January 12, 1946 - November 10, 2018

Jane VanBeek, formerly of Cold Spring, NY, passed peacefully from Glioblastoma Multiforme at her home in Darien, CT on Saturday, November 10, 2018 surrounded by her adoring family. She was just 72 years old. Jane was the proud mother of Dr. Corinne VanBeek of Darien, CT and Ryan VanBeek, and mother in law to Paul Ferrone and Donna Mastromonaco VanBeek. Perhaps her most cherished role was...
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Alfred George Bisset

February 22, 1941 - November 3, 2018

Alfred George Bisset, a longtime Darien resident, passed away peacefully on November 3. Fred was predeceased by his wife, Asa, who passed only months ago in May. He is survived by his 5 children and 12 grandchildren. Born in 1941 Fred was the second son to Hilda and Alfred Bisset. He and his older brother Robert were raised in Rhode Island and Florida by hardworking Scottish immigrants. ...
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Marcia LaVoy Marchesi

September 4, 1937 - November 3, 2018

Marcia LaVoy Marchesi, a resident of Darien and Rowayton for 49 years, passed away peacefully after a long illness on November 3, 2018, at her home in Darien, CT, surrounded by her family. She was 81 years old. Marcia was born on September 4, 1937 in Providence, RI. She grew up in Chepachet, RI and graduated from Burrillville High School. In 1957 she married her husband of 36 years,...
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Robert Wayne Bailey

January 4, 1934 - October 30, 2018

Robert Wayne Bailey, a resident of Darien for 38 years, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Norwalk Hospital. Born on January 4, 1934 in Tulsa, OK, he was the son of the late Milford Kirby and Linda (Quinn) Bailey. Bob grew up in Panama and graduated from Cristobal High School in the Panama Canal Zone. He returned to the United States to attend the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings...
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Jack William Smith

May 26, 1938 - October 27, 2018

Jack William Smith, a resident of Darien, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Darien. Born on May 26, 1938 in Norristown, PA, he was the son of the late Robert and Florence (Ab) Smith. Jack grew up in Pottstown, PA and attended the Hill School. He graduated from Penn State in 1963 with a BS degree in Business Administration. He interrupted his college years to enlist and serve in...
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Geraldine Harrington Woods

July 13, 1926 - October 22, 2018

Geraldine Harrington Woods, a much loved long-time resident of Darien, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2018 at the age of ninety-two. Gerry was predeceased by her husband, Robert Evans, who passed away May 30, 2017. Gerry was renowned for her beauty, intelligence, open-mindedness, wit and style. As the perpetual belle of the ball, she entertained with great charm. She cultivated and...
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Christopher Scott Doney

January 31, 1946 - October 21, 2018

Christopher (Chris) Scott Doney, a long-time resident of Norwalk, CT, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018, after a short but brave battle with cancer. Born on January 31, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA, he was the oldest child of the late Raymond Albert Doney and Martha Helen Arbuckle. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Christine Carlson Doney and his sister, Megan Doney Weikert of Bethlehem...
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Allison Barton Haupt

May 10, 1970 - October 20, 2018

Allison Barton Haupt of Darien CT, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 20th at home after a valiant 7-year fight against breast cancer. Let it be known that she didn't lose this fight, rather she ran towards the battle, living her life in technicolor and with a ferocity that of a Spartan warrior. Allison was born on May 10, 1970 to Ann Wood Barton. She was raised briefly in Norwalk CT...
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Judith (Judy) Schrober Pataky

November 27, 1935 - October 15, 2018

Judith (Judy) Schrober Pataky, 82, a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Branford after a brief illness. Born on November 27, 1935 in Stamford, she was the daughter of the late John and Julia Schrober. Judy attended Stamford schools and Sacred Heart Academy. She was employed by the Stamford Public Schools for over 30 years and worked at KT Murphy School,...
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Lynn Santaniello

October 20, 1954 - October 13, 2018

Lynn Santaniello, a resident of Darien, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Fairfield County Hospice House in Stamford after bravely battling a long illness. Born in Norwalk, CT on October 20, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Roddy Palmieri and Betty Hickey Palmieri. She was the beloved wife of Dr. Thomas Santaniello. Lynn was raised in East Norwalk and graduated from...
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Wilma S. Sanford

November 28, 1926 - October 12, 2018

Wilma Mary Sanford, age 91, of Darien, CT passed away peacefully on October 12, 2018 with her loving family by her side. Wilma was born on November 28, 1926 in Aberdeen, Scotland. After marrying her husband, Lloyd, in 1945, she came to America. Wilma was the proud owner of the Darien Pet Shop for over 40 years and was fondly known as the "the Pet Shop lady". She was a devout Christian...
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William Redington Lynch

November 17, 1925 - October 11, 2018

William Redington Lynch, a lifelong resident of Greenwich, CT, and more recently of Vero Beach, FL and Rowayton, CT, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, CT, just shy of his 90th birthday. Born on November 17, 1928 in New York City, he was the youngest child of the late Francis Russell Vincent Lynch and Helen Adams Barrett Lynch. He is survived by his sister...
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Eugene James Connolly

March 7, 1930 - October 9, 2018

Eugene James Connolly passed away peacefully on October 9, 2018 at home in Stamford, Connecticut. Eugene was born in Stamford on March 7, 1930 to the late Thomas and Veronica (Magda) Connolly. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 46 years, the former Kathleen Fitzgerald in 2002 and his infant son Francis. His brothers, Francis C., Thomas J., Robert F. and twin brother Gerald J. Connolly...
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Donald Rice Don Rossbach

October 8, 2018

Donald "Don" Rice Rossbach, 63, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 8, 2018, at his home in Darien Connecticut, surrounded by his loving family. Don was born on March 9, 1955 in Red Bank, NJ and was raised on the Jersey Shore. He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Mary Jo Rossbach, his devoted children Kristen and Andrew. He is also survived by his parents, Lee and Nancy (Spear)...
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Ralph Eugene Hoffmann

April 24, 1932 - October 6, 2018

Ralph Eugene Hoffmann, age 86, of The Villages, FL passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018. He was born in New York City, NY on April 24, 1932 and grew up in Mineola, NY where he graduated from Mineola High School in 1950. Ralph served in the US Marines during the Korean Conflict where he participated at the landing in Inchon and later fought in the battle of the Chosin Reservoir. During...
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Daniel Jenkins

October 6, 2018

Daniel Jenkins, a Darien resident for 45 years passed away peacefully on October 6th, 2018. He was born in Dover, NJ in 1930 to Katherine Penberthy and Arthur Jenkins and was raised in Short Hills, NJ. He served two years in the U.S. Army and went on to graduate with a B.S. in Finance and Commerce from Bucknell in 1953. Eventually Dan became a general management executive with Union Carbide. ...
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Janet Louise Martella

March 9, 1928 - October 4, 2018

Janet Louise Martella, a longtime Darien resident, passed peacefully on October 4, 2018 at the age of 90. Janet was born in Larchmont, NY on March 9, 1928, the daughter of Helen Daly Werring Winkler and Frederick H. Werring. Her grandfather was Major George A. Daly, a decorated war hero in WWI who created and was the first sworn officer of the Federal Probation system in 1927. Janet...
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William Anderson Kirk

November 22, 1940 - October 3, 2018

William Anderson Kirk died October 3rd, 2018 at the age of 77. He passed in peace spending his last days surrounded by visiting family. To friends, he was known as Bill or Willy. Bill was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, coach, and friend. Born in Greenwich, Connecticut on November 22nd, 1940 to Marion Christine Shaw Kirk and William (Andrew) Anderson Kirk the family lived in Connecticut...
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George Victor Zengo

August 10, 1934 - October 1, 2018

George Victor Zengo of Norwalk, formerly of Darien, passed away peacefully Monday evening, October 1st, surrounded by Nancy, his high school sweetheart and wife of 64 years, and members of his family. George, an avid fisherman, cook and gardener, was born in Natick, Massachusetts on August 10, 1934. He graduated from Arlington High School, received his undergraduate BS degree from Boston...
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Patricia McKay Hufferd

August 3, 1929 - September 27, 2018

Patricia McKay Hufferd ("Pat") passed away on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at home. Born in San Diego, California on August 3, 1929, she was the daughter of Mildred (Young) Gnau and John McKay. She grew up in San Diego and Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from The Laurel School (1947) and Barnard College (B.A. 1951). Pat was predeceased by her loving husband of 47 years, William B. Hufferd (...
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William Joslyn Nightingale

September 16, 1929 - September 20, 2018

William Joslyn Nightingale, 89, known as Bill, passed away after a brave battle with cancer on September 20, 2018. He will be remembered for his positive attitude and unshakeable integrity. Bill was born on September 16, 1929 in Minneapolis, MN to Willam Isaac Nightingale and Gladys Joslyn Nightingale. He married Carla Carroll of Wayzata, MN in 1957 and in 1966 moved his family to Darien, CT,...
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John Robert Labati

October 18, 1929 - September 20, 2018

John Robert Labati, 88, of Stamford, CT passed away peacefully at Greenwich Hospital on September 20th, surrounded by his family. John, one month shy of this 89th birthday, was the beloved husband of 61 years to the late Carole Labati, who passed away on May 25th of this year. He was born in New York City on October 18, 1929 to the late John and Margaret Ochelli Labati. After graduating from...
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Mary Margaret Mitchell

January 19, 1929 - September 18, 2018

Mary Margaret Mitchell, a long-time resident of Darien, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday morning, September 18. Mary was born in New York on January 19, 1929, the eldest daughter of Mary (Mame) and Daniel Meskill, proud natives of Ireland. She attended Cathedral High School of Manhattan and CCNY. She spent her early career at Texaco and met her devoted husband of 60...
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Louis M. Triozzi

May 17, 1939 - September 17, 2018

Dr. Louis M. Triozzi, age 79, passed away peacefully at home on September 17, 2018. He was born May 17th, 1939 in Harrison, NY to Louis and Angelina Triozzi. Lou engaged in life-long learning, receiving degrees from Seton Hall University (B.A.), St. Paul's College (Ph.B.), Fordham University (M.A.), Fairfield University (CAS), and University of Santa Barbara (Ph.D) He was a Clinical...
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Pete Roux

September 6, 1943 - September 14, 2018

Pete Roux, surrounded by family, died on September 14, 2018. Born on September 6, 1943 in Oak Park, Illinois, he was raised in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey and attended Xavier High School in New York City. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign in 1965, with a degree in Modern Chinese Politics. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he received a Master's Degree in Modern...
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William Boyd Kegg III

May 26, 1956 - September 13, 2018

William Boyd Kegg III, of South Salem, New York, the son of Kip and Mike Farrell of New Canaan, died at his home, on Thursday, September 13, 2018. He is survived by his sisters, Gigi V. K. Guthrie and Hollis B. K. Kegg, his nieces and nephews, Nicholas and Kristen Van Nest and Gillian, Allison and Cass Knox. He was predeceased by his father William Boyd Kegg Jr. Bill was born in Greenwich,...
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Mary Helen O'Brien

July 3, 1921 - September 12, 2018

MARY HELEN O'BRIEN, age 97, died peacefully on September 12, 2018, in her residence at Maplewood in Darien, CT. Mary was born on July 3, 1921, in Moberly, Missouri, the daughter of John and Margaret Tyrrell. Mary was raised in St. Louis, MO and graduated from Webster College in her home town. In 1947 Mary married Navy Lieutenant William O'Brien in St. Louis and began an adventure that took them...
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Linda Saverine Santarella

September 22, 1945 - September 10, 2018

Linda Saverine Santarella, 72, a lifelong resident of Darien passed away on September 10, 2018. She was born September 22, 1945 in Stamford to Joseph and Josephine (D'Arrigo) Saverine. Linda graduated from Darien High School in 1963. Linda married Fred Santarella on October 3, 1970. She coached her daughter in Lassie League and enjoyed cheering her children on at their many athletic events...
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Lawrence Peter LeHan

March 5, 1931 - September 3, 2018

Lawrence Peter LeHan, who was born on March 5, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio and who went by "Larry", passed away on September 3, 2018. He and his wife, Jean Rose LeHan, had recently marked their 65th wedding anniversary. Larry was a loving and grateful husband, whose devoted relationship gave him great joy and fulfillment, even in more recent years when beset by the challenges of old age. Larry...
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Kenneth N. Connaughton

May 8, 1938 - August 28, 2018

Kenneth N. Connaughton, a resident of Greenwich, CT for many years, passed peacefully from death into life on August 28, 2018. Kenneth was born in New York City on May 8, 1938 and was the son of Howard and Jessica Connaughton of Port Chester, NY. Ken attended NYU, Admiral Farragut Academy and Davis & Elkins College, graduating with a BA degree in Accounting. After working with his father...
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George Hickson

August 25, 2018

George Hickson, a resident of Darien since 1936, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Norwalk Hospital. He was 90 years old. Mr. Hickson graduated from Darien High School in 1945 and from Tufts University in 1949. He received his Master's degree from Teachers' College, Columbia in 1959 and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Guidance from Fairfield University in 1975. He had also done...
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Angelo James Russo

November 3, 1916 - August 25, 2018

Angelo Russo passed away at home in Darien on August 25th. He was born in Darien on November 3, 1916 and lived in Darien most of his 101 years. He was the son of Antonio and Rafael (Lombardi) Russo. He was very proud of Darien and enjoyed being a member of the Fife and Drum Corp and taking part in the annual town parade. Angelo was an avid gardener and loved having his family around to...
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William B. Holding

November 9, 1933 - August 15, 2018

William B. Holding, a prominent banker and accomplished painter whose joys were his family and music, died peacefully on August 15 in Darien, Connecticut. He was 84. After a 30-year career at Morgan Guaranty Trust (now JPMorgan Chase) as a senior executive and president of its joint venture in Amsterdam, Bank Morgan Labouchere, Bill founded his own consulting firm, William Holding Associates, in...
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Nelson Noren Ehinger, Sr.

September 8, 1929 - August 11, 2018

Nelson Noren Ehinger Sr. died on August 11, 2018, after a long illness at the age of 88. He was a son of George and Aline Ehinger born September 8, 1929, in Dover, DE. He graduated from Dover High School in 1947 then followed in the family tradition graduating from Northfield Mount Hermon Preparatory School in 1948 as well as Dartmouth College (Class of 1952). He earned his M.B.A. during his...
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Damon Burke Clemow

March 3, 1975 - August 3, 2018

Damon Burke Clemow of Darien, Connecticut passed away much too soon at the age of 43 on August 3, 2018. Born on March 3, 1975, Damon was the son of Brian and Susan Burke Clemow and grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut with his siblings Katharine and Justin. Damon was a serious and determined student who graduated from Loomis Chaffee, received his undergraduate degree from the University of...
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Rose K. Weldon

August 2, 1943 - August 2, 2018

Rose K. Weldon, of Stamford, CT passed away peacefully on her 75th birthday August 2, 2018 at Greenwich Hospital. She was born August 2, 1943 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Herbert and Helena Wagner. She married Chris Weldon, Jr. in 1971 and moved to Briarcliff, NY in 1972. She gave birth to Chris, III in 1976 and James in 1978. Rose was a devoted teacher for over 50 years who advocated for her...
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Leslie Anne McGill

June 9, 1959 - July 25, 2018

Leslie Anne McGill, a resident in the Star Residential program in Norwalk and formerly of Darien, passed away on July 25, 2018. She was 59. The third child of Donald and Carol McGill of Darien, Leslie was born at Stamford Hospital on June 9, 1959. She was a happy, smiling baby who loved her parents, siblings and family cats, all of whom returned their love for her in equal measure. Leslie...
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Barbara Hoehn

July 19, 2018

Barbara Hoehn, a longtime resident of Darien, passed away on July 19, 2018. She was 94 years old. She was born in New York City and was the daughter of the late Alfred and Florence Hoehn. Barbara grew up in Scarsdale, New York, and graduated from Scarsdale High School in 1941. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College in 1945. Her passion was art and this passion was...
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Peter E. Ozols

April 5, 1939 - July 15, 2018

Peter E. Ozols, a resident of Darien, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Norwalk Hospital. Born on April 5, 1939 in Riga, Latvia, he was the son of the late Ernest and Wilhelmina (Germanis) Ozols. He was 79. Peter left Latvia in 1944 to escape from the communism to war torn German occupied Poland. He immigrated to the United States in 1949 and settled in North Dakota and then moved to...
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Kenneth Doyle

July 15, 2018

It is with great sadness, we write to inform you that Kenneth Doyle died suddenly on Sunday, July 15th in Rowayton, CT. He was surrounded by family and many friends. Ken was born on December 1, 1964. He is survived by his wife Silvia, his three children Kaileigh, Carsten, and Kelsey, his brother Stephen of Scottsdale, AZ, and his parents Frank and Caroline Doyle of Hobe Sound, Florida. ...
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Carl Emil Hathaway

July 15, 2018

Carl Emil Hathaway, age 84, of Norwalk, formerly of Darien, passed away peacefully on July 15, surrounded by his family. Born in Boston, the son of Carl Barbour Hathaway and Tekla Neumaier Hathaway, he graduated from the Baker Elementary School, then Brookline High School in 1951, and Harvard University in 1955. As an R.O.T.C. student at Harvard, he played hockey and baseball. He served in...
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Jon DeLuca

July 14, 2018

Jon DeLuca, 46, a resident of Darien, CT, passed away on July 14, 2018 in Darien. Jon was the eldest son of Al and Mary Ann DeLuca. He was 46. Jon graduated in 1992 from Trinity College with a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics. Jon was a Managing Director and Operating Partner at Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC. Prior to that, Jon served as President & CEO of Wilcon Holdings, LLC from 2011,...
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