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

Monia E. A. Festo

May 4, 1943 - October 18, 2019

Monia E. A. Festo, 76, passed away on October 18, 2019, surrounded with the love and comfort of her family, in the Regional Hospice of Danbury. She was the wife of 56 years to Thomas F. Festo, Sr., having made their home in Darien for most of her life. Monia was born in Bridgeport, CT, on May 4, 1943, a daughter of the late Francis and Helen (Perkowski) Dziamalek. Monia was self-employed...
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Michael Arthur Ludwig,Sr.

June 17, 1955 - October 11, 2019

Michael Arthur Ludwig Sr. of Weston, CT, beloved husband of Corinne Ludwig, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on October 11, 2019 at age 64. He was born on June 17, 1955 in Stamford, CT, to the late Frederick and Sharon Ludwig. Michael and his wife were both members of Darien High School, Class of 1974. Their greatest joy was raising their three children together in...
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William P. Mara,Jr.

January 8, 1949 - October 5, 2019

William P. Mara Jr., DMD, MS, a longtime Periodontist in Greenwich, CT passed away on October 5, 2019, at Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Mara is survived by his wife, Suzan, his precious daughters and their spouses, Rachel E. Mara (Jason Wong), Amy Duffy (Ryan), Jamie Mara Rinaldi, and his adored eight grandchildren, Madeleine Duffy, Colin Duffy, Luke Duffy, Trevor Wong, Declan Wong, Ella Wong, Emma...
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Samuel D. B. Millar, Jr.

October 3, 2019

Samuel D.B. Millar Jr. passed away unexpectedly on October 3rd in Wellfleet Massachusetts. Born in 1931 Sandy grew up in Montclair, NJ the third child of Samuel Millar and Louise Bonynge. Siblings were brother Bill (Suzanne Simond) and sisters Jeanne (John Almquist) and Carol (Peter Forstmann). Throughout his childhood and early adulthood Sandy spent many idyllic summers in New Preston, CT...
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Ann Keller Towne

August 15, 1920 - October 1, 2019

Ann Keller Towne, 99, passed peacefully at home on October 1, 2019. She was the wife of the late Robert Dickinson Towne. Ann was born in Minneapolis, MN on August 15, 1920, daughter of the late Raymond Franklin and Dorothy Britt Keller. She was a resident of the Darien and Stamford area for over 80 years. Ann graduated from the University of Michigan. She worked at Laminated Shim Company, Margo...
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George j. Walsh

April 18, 1921 - September 26, 2019

George J. Walsh, who was among the last surviving U.S. Navy dive bomber pilots from World War II and an advertising executive during Madison Avenue's go-go years in the '60s and '70s, died peacefully at home on September 26. He was 98. Born in Brooklyn, NY on April 18, 1921, he was the son of George J. Walsh, a contractor and dock builder. His mother was the former Lillian O'Brien. He...
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Josephine S. Keane

September 2, 1932 - September 23, 2019

Josephine S. Keane, a life-long resident of Darien, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 23, 2019. Born on September 2, 1932 in Darien, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Joseph Saverine, Sr. and Susie Vitti Saverine. She was 87. Josephine graduated Darien High School in 1950 and worked as an Executive Secretary for Exxon Chemical. She is survived by a son Patrick M. Keane...
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Byron Jack Dugdale

September 21, 2019

Byron Jack Dugdale, age 94, died peacefully at his home in Darien on September 21, 2019. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut and lived in Noroton Heights, as did his father, Jack and grandfather, William. He joined the Navy during World War II serving onboard the troop carrier, USS General W.A. Mann and worked as a radio operator on Kodiak Island, Alaska. He graduated from Darien High School,...
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Catherine C. Baker

September 15, 2019

A graveside service will be held for Catherine Cross Baker (Kit) of Redding, formerly a 53 year resident of Madison, NJ. She died Sunday evening, September 15th and is buried in Old Tennent Church Cemetery, Tennent, NJ. Born in 1917 in Jersey City NJ, she was raised in Westfield NJ and came to Madison in 1947. In 2000 she became a summer resident at Meadow Ridge Retirement Community in...
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Anthony James Cruickshank

September 6, 2019

"There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains." Anthony James Cruickshank, affectionately know as Tony C and Papa, left this world on September 6th, but his brilliant light continues to shine on all he loved. Born to Robert and Lois Cruickshank, he spent the first four years of his life in India where his father had been sent to manage...
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Eleanor J. Olsen

October 22, 1922 - September 4, 2019

Eleanor J.(Tirpak) Olsen, 96, formerly of Stamford, passed away peacefully at the Lutheran Home in Southbury, CT on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Eleanor was born in Stamford on October 22, 1922, daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Martin) Tirpak. She attended local Stamford schools and worked at Crawford & Russell/John Brown Engineering for more than 25 years as a buyer. After...
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Mildred Persico

October 28, 1928 - August 26, 2019

Mildred Persico, 90, of Stamford, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019 at Newtown Health Center surrounded by her loving family. Millie was born October 28, 1928 to Italian immigrants Angelina Cammerota and Paul Morgera. She is survived by her loving children, Louis Persico, Jr., Mary Angela (Charlie) Mangarella, Tina (Bill) Romaniello, and James Persico, 9 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and...
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Robert P. Sullivan

August 2, 2019 - August 2, 2019

Robert ("Bob") Paul Sullivan died peacefully, with his beloved wife Marylou and family by his side at his home in Darien, CT on August 2nd after a three-year battle with brain cancer. Born in 1958 in Woburn, MA to Richard and Margaret Sullivan, Bob was the second of five Sullivan boys. The first in his family to attend college, Bob graduated from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA in 1981...
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Franklin P. Bates

November 14, 1928 - August 1, 2019

Franklin P. Bates, 90, husband of the late Lois L. Bates, passed away peacefully on August 1, in the comfort of his home in Darien. Born on November 14, 1928 in Stamford, CT, he was the son of the late Walter A. and Jessie Pierce Bates, and a lifelong resident of Darien. Franklin served as a Seabee in the US Navy from 1949-1953 in Cuba and North Africa. He worked in the lumber business...
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John B. McKenna

October 22, 1925 - July 25, 2019

John Bernard McKenna, a longtime resident of Darien and Stamford and parishioner of St. John's Roman Catholic Church, passed away on July 25, 2019, at the age of 93. Born October 22, 1925, in Stamford, he was the son of James Edward McKenna of Montgomery, NY and Bridget Gorman McKenna of Ballinamuck, County Longford, Ireland. He spent his early childhood years on a small family farm on Den...
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Margaret L. Newson

October 24, 1926 - July 24, 2019

MARGARET L. NEWSON, 1926-2019 A devoted wife and mother, Margaret Louisa Newson, passed away peacefully on July 24th at Waveny Care Center in New Canaan, CT. She was 92 years old. Margaret was known for an unswerving commitment to family, a love of children, and her dedication as wife of the late Rev. David H. Newson, pastor of Watchung Presbyterian Church in Bloomfield, NJ, where together...
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Tina T. Deverill

March 30, 1946 - July 24, 2019

Tina T. Deverill, a resident of Keene, NH for the past 20 years, passed away July 24, 2019 from pancreatic cancer. Born in Greenwich, CT on March 30, 1946, she was the youngest daughter of Joseph J. Turek and Agnes K. Turek. She graduated in 1964 from Greenwich High School and went to work at CBS Laboratories as an executive secretary to the Vice President. In 1969 she met her husband Robert A....
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Tamara Nielsen Whittier

March 27, 1961 - July 20, 2019

Tamara Nielsen Whittier passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on July 20, 2019. She was 58 years old. "Tami" was born on March 27, 1961 in Greenwich, CT to the late Gerald Nielsen Sr. and Joanne Tammany Nielsen of Darien. She was a life-long resident of Darien where she developed her love of the beach and the ocean. After attending the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich she went on...
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Erin Bazner Noonan

August 22, 1947 - July 17, 2019

Erin Bazner Noonan, 71, of Darien passed away at her home peacefully on July 17, 2019, after a hard-fought battle with cervical cancer. Erin was born on August 22, 1947 in Natick, MA to Jean Marie and Martin William Bazner. She was the first of six children, including Martin W. Bazner III of Berkeley, CA, Shaune Bazner of Washington, DC (John Yahner), Megan Brogden of Wilton, CT (Marc Fogel),...
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Nancy E. Festa

July 16, 2019

Nancy E. Festa, a resident of Darien, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in Darien. She was a parishioner of St. John R. C. Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking as well as spending time and sharing stories with her family and friends. Nancy is survived by her son Ronald Festa of Seymour, TN and two grandchildren Cody Festa and Leah Festa and three great grandchildren. She...
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William Robert Simpson

July 24, 1954 - July 14, 2019

William Robert Simpson, age 64, and a long-time resident of Darien, passed away on July 14, 2019 at 7:24 in the morning with his loving wife by his side. Born on July 24, 1954 in Bronxville, NY, he was the son of the late Harold Brown and Nancy Ferns Simpson. He fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. Bill graduated from Darien High School in 1973 and Wright Technical School for...
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Josephine Grasso Sandness

November 24, 1945 - July 13, 2019

Josephine "Jo" Grasso Sandness, 73, a long-time resident of Stamford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Stamford Hospital. She was born in Stamford on November 24, 1945 to the late Sam and Josephine Lucia Grasso. She is survived by her son Edward "Ted" Charles Land III of West Palm Beach, FL, her husband Lawrence K. Sandness of Stamford, her brother and sister-in-law...
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Jack Webb

May 28, 1929 - July 12, 2019

Jack Webb (formerly Frederic Wahl Webb), a 47-year resident of New Canaan, CT died peacefully on July 12, 2019, at the age of 90. Jack was born May 28, 1929 in Greenwich, CT to Al and Charlotte Webb. He spent his youth in Riverside, CT where he developed his love for sailing. In 1951, Jack graduated from St. Lawrence University and upon graduation, attended Naval Officers Candidate School in...
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Janice Ann Shaskan

November 18, 1938 - July 12, 2019

Janice Shaskan, 80, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2019 after a year-long battle with T-Cell Lymphoma. Her battle with cancer was fought as she lived; with style, grace, courage, and at the end, with peace and acceptance. We were incredibly blessed to have our mom with us for 80 years and that in her final days, she continued nourishing us with her love and strength. She was the Manager...
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Steven Tarnowsky

September 14, 1951 - June 26, 2019

Steven Tarnowsky a longtime resident of Darien and Norwalk, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Darien. Born on September 14, 1951 in New York City, he was the son of the late Joseph and Julia Hajdamacha Tarnowsky. Steven graduated from Darien High School, class of 1970. He was the longtime owner of the Darien Window Cleaning Co. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast who owned several...
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John Felton Ashton

June 20, 2019

John Felton Ashton, 89, a resident of Darien, CT, died on June 20th in his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Ashton was born in Bronxville, NY and for most of his adult life lived in Darien and Westport, CT. He was the son of the late Henry Rusling Ashton and Ruth Felton, residents of Bronxville, NY for more than forty years. Mr. Ashton attended the Harvey School in Hawthorne, NY and...
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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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Richard W. Constable

July 3, 1926 - June 15, 2019

Richard W. Constable, known to his many friends as Dick, died peacefully on June 15 at the age of 92. Born July 3, 1926 in New York City, he loved riding his bike out to then-rural Long Island, listening to Jack Benny on the radio, and visiting the 1939 World's Fair in nearby Flushing Meadows. In June 1943, Mr. Constable attended Williams College, interrupting his studies a year later to...
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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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Melanie Lu Sprinkle Hackney

November 18, 1946 - June 12, 2019

Melanie Lu Sprinkle Hackney, 72, passed away on June 12, 2019 in Norwalk, Connecticut. Melanie was born in Goodland, KS to Covey Colby Sprinkle and Leatha Lucinda Bisbee Sprinkle on November 18, 1946. She graduated Valedictorian from Kanorado High School in Kanorado, KS. She then chose to attend Brigham Young University where she met and married Larry Gordon Hackney on December 11, 1964 in...
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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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