James Strachan III obit

James Strachan III, 70, DHS Class of ’67, Lawyer, Decorated Medic in Vietnam War, Loved Jazz, Horse Racing, Poker

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James E. Strachan III, 70, known as “Jim” and “Ed,” died at his home in Santa Ana, California on Aug. 24, 2019. Jim was born in Stamford on May 7, 1949, grew up in Darien, graduated from Darien High School in 1967, and was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1968, where he served as a decorated medic in the Vietnam War from 1968-1970. Upon returning from Vietnam, he suffered a spinal cord injury from an unfortunate motorcycle accident, which put him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. That did not deter Jim from living life to the fullest and moving to California to pursue a law degree.

Thomas McCafferty obit

Thomas McCafferty, 74, Darien Native, Accountant, Volunteer, Golfer, Voracious Reader

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Thomas McCafferty, formerly of Easton, passed away in Boston on Aug. 29 after a short battle with lung cancer. He was 74. He is loved by his bride, Prudence; their little one, Drew Anne; his doting daughter, Rosemary; son-in-law, Andrew and his four grandchildren. Born in Darien from humble beginnings, he was a graduate of Haverford College and Columbia Business School.

Mary Dana Munro obit

Mary Dana Munro, 96, Wrote for Life Magazine, Active Volunteer Who Loved Singing, Creating Art, Reading

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Mary Dana S. Munro (Dana) died with her loving family by her side on Aug. 17, 2019 at The Greens of Cannondale in Wilton from complications of Apnea. She was a longtime resident of Darien. Born on Feb. 9, 1923 in Troy, New York, she was the daughter of the late Gabriel Roberts Solomon from Macon, Georgia and Jeanette Bucknam Solomon from Sioux City, Iowa and Maine.

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Richard Constable, 92, Bank Executive, Active in Many Local Groups, Loved the Outdoors

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Richard W. Constable, known to his many friends as Dick, died peacefully on June 15 at the age of 92. Born July 3, 1926 in New York City, he loved riding his bike out to then-rural Long Island, listening to Jack Benny on the radio, and visiting the 1939 World‘s Fair in nearby Flushing Meadows. In June 1943, Mr. Constable attended Williams College, interrupting his studies a year later to join the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in Germany as a sergeant in the Military Police Platoon of the 70th Infantry Division. At the war’s end, he returned to Williams, graduating in 1948 with a B.A. in Geology.