Gregory Baxter Siegner, 63, of Green Cove Springs, Florida and formerly of Mt. Airy, Maryland, passed away on May 11 at Acadia National Park, Maine. Greg was born Nov. 25, 1955 in Niagara Falls, New York. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Janet Baxter Siegner.
Ellen Terzian “Bunny” Ericsson left for heaven from home in Darien surrounded by love on Saturday, May 18. She was 92. She was born in New York on March 20, 1927. Bunny was predeceased by her loving and proud husband of almost 70 years, Walter, and by her parents, Alexander and Ellen Nekander Terzian. Music was Bunny’s life and she touched countless lives with her gifts, talent, generosity and encouragement until the day she departed.
John W. Timbers, age 76, passed away peacefully at home in Bethel on May 23, 2019. John was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1942 to Charlotte T. Timbers and the Honorable William H. Timbers, who later served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. John graduated from Darien High School in 1960 and from Dartmouth College in 1964, after which he attended the University of Edinburgh in Scotland as a Rotary Scholar. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1968, he clerked for the Honorable Inzer B. Wyatt on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. From 1973 to 1976, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York under Paul J. Curran and Robert B. Fiske Jr.
He later practiced law as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and in private practice in Stamford.
Anthony M. Malizia, beloved husband, father, and friend passed away peacefully on May 30 in Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Florida. He was 82. His like will never be seen again. He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Carol Colombo Malizia, to whom he was married for 31 years, his father Aniello Malizia, his mother Rose Melfi Malizia, his sister Clara Malizia DeFala, and his brother Neil “Butch” Malizia. He was a graduate of Stamford High School’s class of 1955.
Edward T. “TJ” McManus Jr. died unexpectedly May 27 at his home in Norwalk. He was 52. TJ was the beloved son of Barbara and the late Tim McManus of Cumberland Foreside, Maine and brother of Chris Anne Woods of Portland, Maine. TJ was born in Greenwich on Jan. 19, 1966.
George E. McKnight, 64, of South Salem, passed away on May 16 after a long illness. He was the loving husband of Mrs. Lauren (Fairbanks) McKnight. George was born in Danbury on Jan. 30, 1955; a son of the late George and Constance (Smith) McKnight. A longtime South Salem resident, George enjoyed skiing, photography, gardening, cookouts and his family dogs.
Frances Barber Dorrance, 95, passed away peacefully at home in Darien on May 31. Frannie was born in New York City on March 5, 1924, to Laird Howard Barber and Katharine Welles Barber. She graduated from Smith College in 1946. Frannie married Walter E. Hanson in Greenwich in 1949, and they raised their three daughters in Darien. In 1980, she married Samuel Richmond Dorrance of Darien.
Harold Anthony Spratt, known to family and friends as a force of nature, died peacefully at home on Saturday evening, May 25. He was 90. Mr. Spratt was born on Sept. 17, 1928, in Darlington, an industrial town in the far northeast of England. With World War II raging and his parents unable to afford the cost of books, he had to leave school at the age of 14.
Claudia Jeanne VanVoorhis Trant Christensen died peacefully at home on May 29, two days before her 95th birthday. She was born in Salt Lake City to Bertha Claudia Rich and Lemert Philips VanVoorhis. She went to Stewart School, graduated from East High and the University of Utah where she was a Chi Omega. Claudia attended Stanford Business School where she was one of three women in her class. After school, she had a rich and varied professional life as an English teacher at the University of Utah, an advertising and personnel manager at Keith O’Brien department store, copywriter at KSL radio, and assistant to the president at Christensen Diamond Products.
Philip Joseph Connell, 76, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Seacoast McLeod Hospital in North Carolina. Phil was born Sept. 20, 1942 in Springfield, Massachusetts to parents Ruth Walsh and Philip Joseph Connell. After World War II, his family moved to Darien, where he grew up and graduated from Darien High School in 1960. In 1964, he graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts with a bachelor of science degree in economics and accounting.
Jeffrey Loel Corbett passed away on April 5. He was 43. He was born July 1, 1975 in Salmon, Idaho. Jeff graduated from Brigham Young University with Bachelor of Science in Finance. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2005.
Ignatius Charles Rinaldi, known as Charles and a resident of Darien, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in New York City. He was 76. Born on Sept. 3, 1942 in Springfield, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Angelo and Anna Rinaldi. Charles received an AB from Saint Michael’s College and a MBA from Babson College.
Carleton W. “Skip” Todd II of Darien passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, May 20. He was born in White Plains, New York on Jan. 30, 1955 to the late 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 music.
B.A. Hand, 89, died peacefully on May 15 near her loving family in Norwalk. Born Feb. 21, 1930 in Utica, New York and raised in Norwich, New York, 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 with an English degree in 1951.
“When it comes to living large, I say turn it up till the knob falls off and throw it out the window.” Barret Platten Naylor lived a large, joyful life which was cut short a day after his 57th birthday, Thursday, May 9, 2019 due to complications from a liver transplant. Barret was a life force who radiated love and selflessness. His spirit is carried on by his wife, Kim and two children, Christian (27) and Whitney (26), along with many extended relatives and friends whose lives are blessed to have been touched by Barret. Born in Greenwich in 1962, the son of Randolph Naylor and Katherine Tyson, Barret grew up in the Northeast, working in New York City and enjoying summers on Martha’s Vineyard. On Oct.