Jean Ashton obit

Jean Ashton, 91, Music Teacher, Active in Arts in Darien, Loved Live Theater, Yoga

Download PDF

Jean Bunks Ashton, 91, died peacefully on April 19, 2020. Jean was born Sept. 8 1928 in Appleton, Wisconsin to Arthur Bunks and Esther Struck. She attended Lawrence College, then moved to New York City, where she received her master’s degree at Teachers College, Columbia University in 1954. Jean lived most of her adult life in Darien and New Canaan, Connecticut, while enjoying frequent trips into New York City to engage her passion for live theatre and music.

Mary Fox obit square thumbnail

Mary Fox, 77, Former Darien Head Reference Librarian, Teacher

Download PDF

Mary Beth Fox, 77, died unexpectedly on April 15, 2020, at Northwest Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona. She was born May 16, 1942, in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Henry H. and Blanche E. (Reese) Lohrenz. Mary graduated from Grinnell College in 1964 with a major in English. In 1965, Mary married her college sweetheart, Michael Fox, in Wichita. They settled on the East Coast, first in Rumson, New Jersey, and later in Wilton.

Marie Knapp obit

Marie Knapp, 94, Very Active in St. John Roman Catholic Church

Download PDF

Marie Jane DeCaro Knapp, a longtime resident of Darien, passed away on Wednesday April 15 in Colchester. She was 94. Born on April 12, 1926 at her grandparents’ house on West Avenue in Noroton Heights, she was the oldest of the three daughters of the late Angelo DeCaro and Teresa Journalist DeCaro. Marie attended Baker School, Darien Junior High School and graduated from Darien High School in the Class of 1944. After graduation, she held various secretarial and administrative assistant positions at companies in Greenwich, Stamford and Darien throughout the years, as well as co-owning businesses with her husband.

Patricia Darling obit Patti Darling

Patricia Darling, 64, History Buff, Longtime Darien Resident

Download PDF

Patricia Darling passed away at home on Saturday, April 18 surrounded by her family. She was 64. She was born in Stamford on March 11, 1956 to the late Patricia and Ronald Williams Sr.

Patti was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was married to Thomas Darling, Patti and Tommy were teenage sweethearts and were married for 45 years. They moved to Darien in 1982 to raise their family.

Carol McGee obit

Carol McGee, 83, Nursery School Director, Active Volunteer

Download PDF

Carol Dawn McGee 83, passed away on April 20, 2020 peacefully at her home in Norwalk with her loving family by her side. She was a Darien resident for 30 years. She was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan, the daughter of Harvey and Gladys Kashenider. Carol was a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Elementary Education. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Education Society.

Susan Thompson obit square thumbnail

Susan Thompson, 73, School Volunteer Who Loved Weed Beach, Fall Football, Grilled Cheese at the Sugar Bowl

Download PDF

Susan H. Thompson, 73, of New Tampa, Florida, formerly of Darien, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020 from complications of COPD. She enjoyed most of her life in Darien and worked as a purchasing managing for for a number of years. She retired to Tampa, Florida in 2007 and spent her time volunteering at her grandchildren’s school. Some of Sue’s favorite things were Weed Beach, fall football, having grilled cheese at the Sugar Bowl, daisies and Diet Cokes. She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Robert Thompson, and her parents.

Noa Politi

Noa Politi, 90, Illustrator, Artist, Enjoyed Tennis, Worked at Harrell Shop

Download PDF

Noa Politi, 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 12 at her home at the Watermark in Bridgeport. Born in 1929, she was the daughter of Levitt and Irene Purdy of Westport. After high school, Noa attended the Famous Artist School in New York City and moved on to be an illustrator for multiple magazine publications in New York. She married George Politi in 1959 and moved to Darien where they remained residents until 2000. During that time she was a Cub Scout den mother, Christmas fair chairwoman at the Congregational Church, worked at the Harrell Shop and was an avid tennis player.

Thomas Ebanks obit

Thomas Ebanks, 66, Born in Darien, Truck Driver, Loved the Beach and All Animals

Download PDF

Thomas J. Ebanks, 66, of New Tripoli, Pennsulvania, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township, Pennsylvania. Born in Darien, he was the son of the late John L. Ebanks and Genevieve (Lenz) Ebanks. He was the husband of Karen L. Kennedy. He was a truck driver for Hudak’s Transportation Services for 25 years before retiring. Tom loved all animals especially his dogs and cats and loved spending time at the beach.

Robert Bowman obit

Robert Bowman, 98, President of C.R. Gibson, St Luke’s Vestry Member, Wee Burn Club President

Download PDF

Robert Gibson Bowman (Bob) died on April 18, 2020 in Vero Beach, Florida. He was 98. He was born on May 28, 1921 in Bronxville, New York, the son of Col. Milton Strong Bowman and Margaret Gibson Bowman and the grandson of Charles Robert Gibson, founder of the C.R. Gibson Company in Norwalk. Bob graduated from Hackley School and attended Dartmouth College before leaving to enlist in the Army in 1941, where he served as an artillery officer in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.

Robert Anderson obit

Robert Anderson, 89, Mattel President, Wee Burn Club Member, Enjoyed Fishing, Gardening, Stamp Collecting

Download PDF

Robert Anderson, 89, of Redding and a former longtime resident of Darien, passed away peacefully on Dec. 13, 2019. He was born in Dec. 1929 to Edwin and Elsie Anderson in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Malvern, New York. Bob graduated from Brown University in 1951, after which he served three years as an officer with the U.S. Navy’s Mediterranean fleet.

John Barston obit

John Barston, 97, Active in Darien Men’s Association, Ukrainian Museum, Loved Sports

Download PDF

John J. Barston, a resident of Darien, passed away on April 8 at the age of 97. Born on May 5, 1922, on Elizabeth Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, John grew up in Woodhaven, Queens. After graduating from Franklin K. Lane High School, he was employed by the Inland Marine Department of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company while attending New York University at night. During World War II John was in the United States Army, 3188th Signal Service Battalion, for 40 months (1942 to 1946), predominantly stationed in France and Germany. After returning home John continued his education, under the GI Bill of Rights, returning to New York University and was ultimately awarded Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees from Brooklyn Law School.

Joseph Palmer Jr, 91, Former Vice President of Palmer’s Market, Athlete, Outdoorsman

Download PDF

Joseph R. Palmer, Jr., 91, of New Canaan died April 10, 2020 of natural causes at home, surrounded by his wife and loved ones. Born Feb. 9, 1929 in Stamford, Joe was a son of the late Joseph and Olga Cantalini Palmer, a founding family of the area. He was also preceded in death by his son, Glenn C. Palmer and brother, Rocco J. Palmer. Surviving are his wife, Dawn Palmer; brother, Alphonse; children: Cheryl S. Palmer, Walter K. Parker and his beloved grandchild, Ember C. Parker.