Nancy Melson obit

Nancy Melson, 90, Darien Native, Bookkeeper, Mother of Five

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Nancy Quackenbush Melson, beloved wife, mother of five children, passed away March 24, 2021, in San Diego. Born Adriana Suydam Quackenbush on Dec. 2, 1930 in Darien, she attended Darien schools, the Wood Business School in New York City and was a bookkeeper and worked in real estate. She was married to Richard J. Bounty and they lived in Darien and Redding with their five children. Several years after Richard’s death, she married Bob Melson.

Josephine Valente obit

Josephine Valente, 93, Devout Member of St. Thomas More Church, Active Volunteer

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Josephine Antoinette Valente passed away on Easter Sunday, April 4, at 93 years of age. Josephine was born March 2, 1928 in Stamford and was the oldest of three children, both of whom predeceased her (James and Angelo Casolo). She also was predeceased by her parents, Antoinette and Angelo Casolo, and her husband, Frank Anthony Valente. She had a great sense of humor and could always bring a smile to your face. She proved to be a strong willed, determined woman her entire life, raising her five children, but most especially when medical issues clouded and confused her mind.