Robert Morris obituary 11-21-17

Robert Morris, 87, Owned Kitchen Design Business in Darien

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Robert R. Morris — ad man, kitchen designer, artist, and a renowned wit — died suddenly at his home in South Norwalk on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Born July 20, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio, Morris was the eldest son of Robert E. Morris, a Kentucky farm boy who became a fashion buyer at New York department stores, and Marjorie Dickie Morris, an artist and member of Portraits, Inc. in New York, as well as the Silvermine Guild of Artists in New Canaan. Rob spent his childhood in Harrison, N.Y. As a boy, he longed to be an Indian warrior, and, after making his own flaming arrows, once set the family’s grape arbor on fire during target practice. He graduated from Harrison High School and went on to Dartmouth College, class of 1952, where he majored in philosophy and English.

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Amie Modigh, 84, Nurse Administrator and U.S. Army Reservist

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Amie Modigh entered eternal life on Oct. 21, 2017 in the company of her spouse, Sandy Venegoni, and her faithful miniature schnauzer, Richie. Born Anne-Marie Modigh in Stockholm, Sweden on July 13, 1933, she was the fourth child born to Carl Gustaf Modigh and Helene Tjader Modigh. Older siblings included Richard (Dick), Carl-Gustaf Sven, and Margaret, all of whom are deceased. Her early years were spent growing up and attending school in Halmstad, Sweden.

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Edward Carabillo, 90, Clairol Executive, Ran Beauty Supply Business

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Edward Carabillo, 90, of Darien and Misquamicut, R.I., husband of the late Nancy (Berry) Carabillo, died Sunday Oct. 15, 2017 in a motor vehicle accident. The son of Antonio and Laura (Pallanga) Carabillo, Ed was born and raised in Hartford and graduated from Weaver High School. After being discharged from the U.S. Army, he attended Willimantic State Teachers College, where he met and married his beloved Nancy. Ed and Nancy were married for 50 years before she passed away from ALS in 2001.

Robert Chesney obituary 10-27-17

Roger Chesley, 74, Lawyer, Business Executive, Former Darien Resident

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Roger Davis Chesley, 74, a long-time resident of Vero Beach, Fl., passed away peacefully on Oct. 21 at Indian River Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with lung cancer. 

He was born on June 23, 1943 to George and Mary Alma Chesley in New Britain. Roger enjoyed sports and was honored to have been an Eagle Scout. Roger graduated from the Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine in 1961 and, in 1965, the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania magna cum laude with a degree in finance and economics. While at Penn, Roger was president of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, a member of the Wharton Advisory Board, the Interfraternity Council and the Friars Senior Society.

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Former Darien Selectman Christopher ‘Kip’ Hall, 63, a Lawyer, Avid Racer on Skis and in Boats

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Christopher P. (“Kip”) Hall, 63, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 23. He was a former member of the Darien Board of Selectmen. Kip attended Pingry School, Dartmouth College (summa cum laude), Oxford University (Exeter College, Rhodes Scholar) and University of Chicago Law School. A natural litigator, Kip practiced started his career in New York as an associate of Donovan Leisure where he was second chair in the Westmoreland v CBS libel litigation.

Bruce Beagley obituary 10-22-17

Bruce Beagley Jr., 100, Charter Member of Country Club of Darien

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Bruce E. Beagley Jr., a longtime resident of Stamford, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Oct. 12, 2017. He was two weeks shy of his 101st birthday. Raised in a small town in Indiana, Bruce enrolled in the University of Indiana in 1938, and signed up for Naval R.O.T.C to help with tuition. In the summer of 1941, anticipating the coming conflict and needing officers, the Navy pulled him out of school and commissioned him.

Charles Micha Obituary

Charles Micha, 69, Dance Instructor in Darien, Printer

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Charles Henry Micha, 69, passed away Oct. 6, 2017 in his home in Hudson, Fl., after a courageous battle against cancer. Charlie was born March 26, 1948 in Stamford to Charles & Doris Micha. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Midway and U.S.S. Hornet, which picked up the Apollo 11 & 12 moon shots. Charlie was very passionate and well respected in all that he endeavored to do.

Luan Shea, 62, Stamford Hospital Nurse, Grew Up in Darien

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Luan Carter Shea, 62, passed away after a courageous battle with sarcoma on Sunday Oct. 15, surrounded by family and close friends. Luan was born June 4, 1955 in Stamford. She spent her childhood in Darien, graduating from Darien High School in 1973 and from the University of Bridgeport in 1978, with a bachelor of science degree. She embarked on a career in pediatric nursing at Stamford Hospital and transitioned to head of nursing for their cystic fibrosis program prior to her diagnosis.