Donald Rich, 81, Interior Designer, Antiques Dealer, Won World Championships for American Saddlebred Horses

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Donald A. Rich, 81, of Darien passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, Jan. 14. He was born in Morristown, New Jersey on June 17, 1937 to the late Edward Henry and Lila Estler Rich. Donald attended Rutgers University, Art School of Newark, New Jersey, and The New York School of Interior Design in New York City. He worked as a residential and commercial interior designer for all of his professional career, owning Donald A. Rich Interiors & Antiques in Greenwich and New Canaan for the past several decades.

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Ronald Wilson Sr, 85, Worked for Post Office in Darien

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Ronald D. Wilson Sr., 85, of Durham, North Carolina passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, at Duke University Hospital after an extended illness. Ronald was born in Norwalk to Lelia Travers and George Wilson Sr. He graduated from Norwalk High School and joined the U.S. Navy. He married Elmira Darden in 1954 and their loving marriage bore eight children. Ronald was an industrious employee at several companies most notably UPS and the U.S. Postal Service in Darien.

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Ann Nastasi, 97, Worked for New York Times, Would Read It Front to Back

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Ann M. Nastasi passed away in her sleep on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 at the age of 97. 

She was born in 1921 to Maria and Mario Russo, who had immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s. She grew up in Queens and worked for the New York Times, where she became secretary to the editor. She left her job and moved to Darien to marry her beloved John Nastasi. She continued reading the New York Times most of her life as she had been accustomed to reading it from cover to cover.

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Paul Hargreaves Jr, Former Darien Firefighter, 57, DHS Class of ’79

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Paul Joseph Hargreaves Jr., 57, died Sunday, Dec. 30 in Jacksonville, Florida following a brief illness. Born on Aug. 11, 1961 in Newton, Massachusetts he lived his younger years in North Reading, MA; Perrysville, Pennsylvania and Marlborough, Massachusetts.  In 1975 his family moved to Darien, which was the family home until 1990. Paul graduated from Darien High School in 1979, were he was a firefighter in the Darien Fire Department.

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Albert Lynch Jr, 78, Earned Two Bronze Stars in Vietnam War, West Point Graduate, Managed Law Firms

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Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Albert F. Lynch, Jr., passed away at Stamford Hospital on Dec. 27, 2018 following an unexpected complication of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was brave throughout his life and especially during his illness and was and is our family’s biggest role model and supporter. Born on Nov. 7, 1940, Al was the son of Albert F. Lynch and Margaret Maloney Lynch.