Jane Bell Mackenzie, 72, a former resident of Darien, died peacefully at the N.C. Little Hospice on March 21, 2020. Jane was born Dec. 13, 1947 in Evanston, Illinois, the only child of Evelyn (nee Hanson) and Miles Ward Burleson. She grew up in Darien and moved to St. Paul in 1977.
Stanley Rand III (Sandy), 75, longtime resident of Riverside, passed away peacefully at home in Darien, surrounded by his devoted family on March 26, 2020. Sandy attended Brunswick School, graduated from Trinity Pawling School and attended Stetson University before serving in Vietnam as a Green Beret with the 5th Special Forces Group. Upon return from Vietnam, Sandy married his wife, Suzanne and lived in Riverside, where they raised their family and he continued to build the family business. Sandy recently retired as chairman and chief executive officer of Rand Insurance Inc., a Riverside and New Canaan general insurance agency. Sandy built an amazing business and an even better family, which was his first love.
Jeanne Whitley Dailey passed away peacefully on March 20 at the age of 94. Born in Rochester, New York, she was the daughter of W. Raymond and Margaret Whitley. Jeanne graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart and attended Nazareth College in Rochester, where she was a member of the American Association of University Women and the New York Institute of Finance. She moved to Darien with her husband, Donald, and her son, where she belonged to the Middlesex Swim and Tennis Club as well as the Darien Boat Club. Jeanne worked for the former Union Trust Company and retired as a senior investment officer.
Gary Knapp, a resident of Stratford, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Center in Trumbull. He was 72.
Born in Greenwich on March 15, 1948, he was the son of the late Arthur R. and Vivian (Tryon) Knapp. Gary worked for the United States Post Office and served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his cousin, Barbara Talbot Cianflone.