Darien Obituaries May 2017

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John Cagnina, 86, Active in St. John Church Choir in Darien, Longtime Rowaytonite

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John Fleming Cagnina, formerly of Rowayton, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2017 in Westerly, R.I. after living happily for three years at StoneRidge, a retirement community in Mystic. He was two days shy of his 87th birthday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Rene Menzel, 97, One Adventure After Another in WW II, Later a Darien P&Z Chairman

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Rene Eugene Menzel, Age 97 of Williamsburg, Va. and formerly Darien, died peacefully on May 10. After fleeing Europe with his family at the start of World War II, Menzel fought behind enemy lines, then in D-Day invasion, and then sometimes found himself behind enemy lines again. The much-decorated veteran later lived in Darien for two decades, serving on the Planning & Zoning Commission as its chairman. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Margaret Bestercy, 100, Former Darienite, Trophy-Winning Bowler, Crossword Enthusiast

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Margaret Bestercy, age 100, a lifelong resident of Stamford and a former 10 year resident of Darien, passed peacefully on Wednesday, May 3 at The Villa at Stamford nursing home (formerly The Smith House). (more…) Continue Reading →

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