Lynne Powell, 78, Active Volunteer, Former Darien Resident Who Taught Special Education Here

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Lynne Powell, 78, of New Canaan, passed away peacefully on September 16, at Stamford Hospital.

Lynne Powell

Lynne Powell, 78, passed away on Sept. 16. Her wake will be held Friday, Sept. 22; her funeral on Saturday, Sept. 23.

She was born July 4, 1939 to Rudolph Augustus and Louise Biborosch in Philadelphia.

Lynne was a 50-year resident of Darien and New Canaan. She taught special education for 15 years in Darien.

She was a tireless community volunteer logging 1,500 hours of service and an active participant in the Bennett Cancer Center Walk where she set the record for funds raised by an individual. She was also an active member in the First United Methodist Church of Darien.

She is survived by three sons and eight grandchildren: Wheeler Powell (Robyn) of Atlanta; Scott Powell of New Canaan; Craig Powell (Marie) of Stamford and Chaz, Connor, Caroline, Travis, Meghan, Lizzy, Zachary and Carson.

She is also survived by her sister, Joan Baumann (Fred) and her brother Richard Biborosch (Diane), both of Philadelphia, and her brother-in-law, Juett Powell (Meb) of Colbert, Ga. She was predeceased by her parents and husband, Charles Powell.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22 at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23 at the First United Methodist Church of Darien, 345 Middlesex Road.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Bennett Cancer Center, 1 Hospital Plaza, Stamford, CT 06902 or The First United Methodist Church of Darien, 345 Middlesex Road, Darien, CT 06820.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820, http://www.lawrencefuneralhome.com/