Nancy Grant obituary 912-10-16

Nancy Grant, 79, Former Darien Resident Who Worked in High School Music Dept

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Nancy Eagan Grant of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away on Nov. 7 at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers. She was 79 years old. She is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, John C. “Jack” Grant, III; four children JohnT. Grant, Meg McColgan, Carolyn Ganley, Kathy Wolfenden; two sons in law, Danny Weiss and Mike McColgan; five grandchildren, TJ, Ellie, Gail, Grant, Deanna; and her cousin Loretta Boll.

Susan Carver obituary 912-10-16

Susan Haigh Carver, 80, Avid Gardener, Horse Rider, Cook

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Susan Sacket Haigh Carver died peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 29 after enduring an arduous battle with Alzheimer’s disease since 2011. Her loving family was by her side at the time of her passing. She was 80 years old. Born in New York City on March 26, 1936 to Frances DeValen Haigh & Thomas D. Haigh, Sue was raised in Darien.


Robert Crane, 96, Airline Pilot, with Noroton Yacht Club at Its 1928 Founding

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Robert Birney Crane of Darien crossed the bar on Wednesday Nov. 30. 

Born to Albert Eli Crane and Florence Luray Overton Crane on Feb. 8, 1920 in Plainfield, N.J., Bob thoroughly enjoyed life for over 96 years. He moved to Darien with his family at the age of 8. Bob attended Miss Thomas’s School and Saint Luke’s Academy before graduating from the Darien High School in 1936.

Obituary Eugene Kelly 911-30-16

Eugene Kelly, 90, From Struggling Youth to PepsiCo VP

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Eugene F. “Gene” Kelly, 90, of Tampa, a retired financial executive and PepsiCo vice president, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27. He raised his family partly in Darien and played the ukulele for entertainment. Gene Kelly was born and raised in Jersey City, N.J., and was the son of Dr. James E. and Elizabeth E. Kelly. He raised his family in Mountainside, N.J., and Darien before moving to Tampa 32 years ago with his wife.

Obituary Michael Principe 911-30-16

Michael Principe, 70, Graphic Designer, Longtime Darien Resident

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Michael Vincent Principe, 70, of Darien passed away on Nov., 26, in his sleep. Born in New York City on Nov. 9, 1946, Michael was the son of the late Thomas and Carmela Principe. A resident of Darien for the past 24 years, Michael grew up in New York City’s Little Italy and forever took pride in his old neighborhood. He remained in New York for college, graduating from the School of Visual Arts.

Anne Callahan obituary 911-30-16

Anne Callahan, 37, Lifelong Darien Resident, Mother of Two

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Anne Brown Callahan, born Jan. 15, 1979, a lifelong resident of Darien and graduate of Kent School, left us on Friday, Nov. 25. Anne leaves behind her loving husband, David, two spirited boys, her parents, siblings, three junkyard dogs, a pile of random craft projects and a heartbroken network of family and friends. Her love of reading was matched only by her keen interest in movies, celebrity gossip, crossword puzzles, cooking, documentaries and NPR podcasts.

John Moler obituary 911-27-16

John Moler, 90, Former Darien Resident, Managed Radio Stations

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John Callahan Moler passed away peacefully at home Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. He was born June 8, 1926, to Rosemary and Harold Moler in Oklahoma City, Okla. He graduated from Classen High School in 1944 and served in the Pacific as a signalman 3rd class before graduating from Oklahoma University and marrying his high school sweetheart, Betty Jean Golson, in 1949. They had one daughter, Carey Loraine.

Marjory Menzel obit

Marjory Menzel, 90, Former Darien Resident Active in the DCA

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Marjory June Diemer Menzel, Age 90 of Williamsburg, Va and formerly Darien, died peacefully on Nov. 18, 2016. She was born March 3, 1926 in New York City to Elmer Clyde and Charlotte Lillian Diemer. Marjory grew up in Westchester County, N.Y. She attended Columbia University and worked for Marshall Field’s as a buyer in New York City. She met her future husband Rene Menzel at the Anchor and Saber Club in New York City.

Kim Fairey obituary 911-15-16

Kim Fairey, 58, Mother of Two, Member of Junior League, St. Luke’s Church

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Kim Fairey died Nov. 8, in Norwalk after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, fought with hope and amazing courage, sadness and joy, and ineffable grace. Born March 27, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Kim grew up in Austin, Texas, having moved there before her first birthday. She attended Polly Sisto’s Nursery School, then Dill, Casis, and O’Henry schools. She graduated as valedictorian from St.


Fannie Ungemack, 91, Landscape Designer with Garden Center, Raised Four Children in Darien

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Ungemack, Fannie Petroccia, age 91, of Stony Creek passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 1, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Fannie was the beloved wife of Robert E. Ungemack for 67 years. She was the daughter of John and Lottie Petroccia, born in Old Brookville, Long Island on June 12, 1925, moving to Darien at age one where she and Robert raised their own family. A graduate of the Parsons School of Design in New York, Fannie became a landscape designer working first in her family’s business, The Gardener’s Center in Darien, and then partnering with her husband in Robert E. Ungemack Landscaping Associates.

Richard Herrington 911-12-16

Richard Herrington, 86, Former Longtime Darien Resident

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Richard L. Herrington, 86, of Dartmouth, Mass. and formerly of Darien, passed away Nov. 1, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of Elsa A. F. (Von Steiger) Herrington with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Stony Point, N.Y., the son of the late Albert E. and Edna L. (Hoyt) Herrington, he had resided in Darien for over 50 years before moving to Dartmouth, Mass. two years ago.