Darien Obituary May 2017

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Frederick Kolbe, 89, Started Recruiting Firm, Longtime Former Darien Resident

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Frederick Van Deren Kolbe, a longtime resident of Darien and husband of the late Marion (Wilcox) Kolbe, died on Wednesday, May 31 at Regional Hospice of Western CT Center for Comfort Care and Healing, Danbury. He was 89. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Marion Donahue, 91, Choir Member, Active Church Member, Former Darien Resident

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Marion Theresa Donahue, age 91 of Venice, Fl., formerly of Darien and West Redding, died at Englewood Hospice House, Port Charlotte, Fl. on Saturday, June 3. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Langdon Clarke, 66, Former Darien Resident, Co-Founder of Darien Youth Lacrosse Program

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Langdon Payne Clarke, “Coach Lang” to many people, recently passed away on Martha’s Vineyard. He was 66. Formerly of Darien, Connecticut, Lang will be forever known for his involvement as co-founder of the Darien Youth Lacrosse Program. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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