Janet Unz Phyfe, 97, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 at Masonicare in Wallingford. Janet grew up in New York City and moved with her family to Darien for her junior year of high school. Her father was a founding member of the Norwalk Skating Club, providing the family hours of shared enjoyment with the skating community. Janet graduated from Low Heywood School and earned her bachelor’s degree at Wheaton College.
Charlene Rae (Corbin) Holmes of Darien passed away peacefully at her home on Oct. 29, 2021, with her family present and near her bedside. She was 90. She was preceded in death by a sister, Jaquelyn B. Bernard, her parents and husband David Bartlett (Joe) Holmes who died on Sept. 6, 2005.
Edward C. Bachman (Ted), a resident of Darien since 1952 and a former resident of Stamford, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 at Bridge’s by Epoch in Norwalk.He was 95. Born on Sept. 23, 1926 in Stamford, he was the son of the late Edward W. and Florence Clark Bachman. Edward was a graduate of Stamford High School.
Maxwell R. McCreery of Chilmark, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully Oct. 22 in his home, surrounded by his immediate family while his sister-in-law played his favorite songs on the piano in the next room. He was 83. With his booming laugh, warmth, love of life and people, Max was authentically positive. Playing golf, he’d only remembered your good shots.
Karen Peet Marr, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Oct. 13, after a brief and sudden illness. The cause of death was Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (“C J D”). She was 75. She was the daughter of Knox and Eleanor Peet of Utica, New York. She graduated from Russell Sage College in Troy, New York with a degree in physical therapy. She was a Darien resident for over 40 years and worked as a physical therapist at the Stamford Hospital and the Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan. She was a dedicated member of the Noroton Presbyterian Church having served as a deacon, a Stephen Minister, a wedding coordinator and on various other committees. She was active in P.E.O., a national philanthropic organization that raises scholarships for women, and served as president for several years. She is survived by John, her husband of 52 years; her daughter, Julie Monroe (Cory), of Wellesley, Massachusetts; her son, Todd Marr (Griffin), of Darien; her brother, David Peet, of Utica, New York; and her seven beloved grandchildren.
Daniel Hugh O’Brien, a lifelong resident of Darien, passed away peacefully on Oct. 21, 2021. He was 83. Born on Nov 10, 1937, he was the son of the late Mary and Jeremiah O’Brien. After graduating Darien High School in 1956, Daniel proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps for three years, from 1958 to 1961, as a corporal stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Alfred J. Andreoli of Darien passed away peacefully at his home on Friday Oct. 22, 2021. He was 103. He was born in Plains, Pennsylvania to the late Domnick Andreoli and Mary Noti Andreoli. Alfred served in the United States Army in World War II.
Dolores Sanchioni passed away at Hanover Hill Health Care Center in Manchester, New Hampshire on Friday, Oct. 15, following a lengthy illness. She was 86. She was born on Sept. 22, 1935 in Newark, New Jersey to Charlotte and John Adamkowski.
Anne Shea Cagnina died peacefully on Oct. 4 at her home in Mystic, with her family by her side. The sole child of Thomas D. and Irene Pommerer Shea, Anne was born on March 28, 1931, and raised in New York City. She graduated from the College of New Rochelle with a Bachelor of Arts degree in math. Anne began her career at Metropolitan Life, and then worked as a programmer at Computer Usage Corporation and GE.
Victor F. “Butch” Domikis, Jr.of New Britain, passed away Tuesday Oct. 12, at Autumn Lake Health Center in New Britain. He was 70. Born on July 23, 1951 in New Britain, he was a former Darien resident, moving back to New Britain 28 years ago. Butch was a veterinary tech at two veterinarian locations — in Norwalk and Stamford.
Brenda Anne Jefferson Crink of Haverhill, Massachusetts, went to be with her Lord in the wee hours of Sept. 22, 2021. She was 85. Brenda was born in Darien on Oct. 16, 1935 to Louis French Jefferson (1894 – 1944) and Anne Kunert Jefferson Blythe (1905 – 1993).
John Austin Clark, a former resident of Darien, died Oct. 8 at The Nathaniel Witherell nursing home in Greenwich. He passed away in his sleep due to complications from a series of strokes. John was 85. He grew up in East Orange, New Jersey, as the only child of Ralph and Lettie Clark.
Susan Elizabeth Moore Hart quietly departed her life on the morning of September 18. She was 104. She was born on August 11, 1917, in Southington, the youngest daughter of Daisy Ackart and Charles Martin Moore. Having skipped a grade in elementary school, she graduated as valedictorian of her high school class. Though this was the end of her formal education, she never stopped learning.
Patricia J. “Patti Jo” Heatter, nee Jacobs (McKinney, Texas), passed away on Sept. 29. Patti Jo was a preschool teacher at Darien Nature Center. She truly was a friend to everyone she met. She was the beloved wife for 44 years of Craig E. Heatter and loving mother of Edward (Shelby) and Elizabeth; cherished grandmother of Emerson and Landry; sear sister of Maryanne Hawkins and the late Roy D. Jacobs, Jr.; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.