Robert Davidson Baldwin, 73, died on March 3, 2011 in his home in Vero Beach, Fla. after a brief illness.
He was born on May 30, 1937 in Toronto Canada. He attended Western University in Ontario Canada, where he played football and ice hockey.
After his graduation, he married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth Kenwright. The couple was inseparable for more than 40 years until her untimely passing in 2001, his family said.
They started their married life in Toronto and eventually settled in Greenwich in 1968, where Mr. Baldwin began his long career in the paper industry. He began his career with International Paper Company as a regional salesman and eventually managed sales and marketing in its pulp division. He then took on the responsibility of worldwide pulp sales for Central National Corporation and set up National's agent distribution chain worldwide.
Mr. Baldwin moved to Federal Paper Board, where he initially was the senior vice president of sales and marketing. He was instrumental in expanding Federal's reach internationally, making them a dominant player in the paper board industry. In 1987, he became a director of the company. He retired from the Board of Federal Paper in 1996, when the company was sold to International Paper.
During his retirement, Mr. Baldwin split his time between Dorset, Vt. and Vero Beach, Fla. He was a founding member of Redstick Golf Club and belonged to the Dorset Field Club and Ekwanok Country Club as well. He was an avid golfer, woodworker and grandfather, his family said.
He is survived by his three children and their spouses: Wendy and her husband, Michael Darragh, of Dover, Mass.; Jonathan and his wife Jennifer of Portland, Maine; and Lesley of Ridgefield. Mr. Baldwin is also survived by his sister, Betty Ann and her husband Don Crosbie of Toronto Canada; and four grandchildren: Michael Shane, Robert Henry, Ryan Elizabeth Darragh, James Robert Baldwin; and his companion, Gail Williams. He also leaves behind his spirited sidekick, the nine-month-old Yellow Lab, McKenzie.
Services were held at the Community Church in Vero Beach. Another service will be held in Dorset, Vt. in June.
Alfred Brittain III
Alfred Brittain III, 88, World War II veteran and the former chairman and chief executive officer of the Bankers Trust New York Corp., died on March 5, 2011 at his home in Greenwich.
As head of one the nation's 10 largest banks from 1975 - 1987, he challenged Wall Street's conventional wisdom on how banks could be organized, his colleagues say, and transformed a business that had struggled with real estate losses in the early 70s into a highly profitable trading and merchant-banking operation.
He was also the rare CEO, they said, who made a point of eating with his employees in the company cafeteria at least once a week. In the cafeteria, he would carry his tray and walk up to a table and ask, "Mind if I sit down?"
``He was a magnificent leader of our company,'' said Carl Mueller, a former Bankers Trust vice chairman who joined the bank at the same time as Mr. Brittain.
"Al stood atop the organization when we made some amazing strategic decisions that were innovative and went against the grain of the industry,'' said Gene Shanks, who was president of Bankers Trust from 1992 - 1995.
Alfred Brittain III was born to Alfred Brittain Jr. and Sybil Collins Brittain in Evanston, Ill., in 1922. He grew up in Winnetka, Ill., the grandson of an English minister who had immigrated to upstate New York.
In 1947, he joined Bankers Trust in the bank's credit department.
Mr. Brittain's role at Bankers Trust put him at the vortex of financial and economic issues, competing and working with Wall Street chieftains such as Walter Wriston of Citibank and David Rockefeller of Chase Bank. In 1977, during part of New York City's mid-70s fiscal crisis, he led large banks negotiating with Mayor Abraham Beame and labor unions as the city struggled to avoid defaulting on debt.
Mr. Brittain spoke out frequently on legal and regulatory matters pertinent to banks, such as commercial banks' inability to underwrite securities, and confronted global political matters. In 1976, the bank stopped lending to the South African government because of its legally enforced racial segregation.
He was a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1982 - 85 and was on numerous other boards and commissions. He served on Philip Morris's board for 25 years, ending in 1991, and on the board of electronics manufacturer EDO Corp. from 1990 to 1996.
In 1948, Mr. Brittain married Beatrice Memhard of Riverside, and the couple had two children: Stephen Memhard Brittain and Linda Collins Brittain. Beatrice Brittain passed away in 1988. In 1991, Mr. Brittain married Lill Middleton Hampton, who died in 1993. Three years later, he married May Sandoz McDonnell.
Mr. Brittain was an avid sailor for many years, starting with outings on Lake Michigan in a 15 1/2 -foot boat called the Slopoke, which his father had built using discarded wood. At Bankers Trust, he established a tradition of client-focused sailing events that came to be known as the Chairman's Cup. He was a longtime member of the Riverside Yacht Club and the Round Hill Club.
After he retired, Mr. Brittain became a prolific craftsman, his family said, making intricately painted whirligigs and other whimsical pieces for friends and relatives, and toys for his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, May McDonnell Brittain of Greenwich; a son, Stephen, and his wife Laurie of Rutland, Vt.; a daughter, Linda, of Simsbury; four granddaughters: Kate, Carla, Margo and Lydia; and his brother, David C. Brittain of Sarasota, Fla. Six stepchildren also survive him: Candace Hanau of Darien; Peter McDonnell of St. Louis, Mo.; Isabelle McDonnell Catino of Old Greenwich; Wade Hampton of New York; Tom Hampton of Hanover, N.H., and Ted Hampton of New York.
A funeral service will be held on March 27 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 200 Riverside Ave. in Riverside. A private interment ceremony will be held after the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Mr. Brittain's memory be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Marie Calagna, 68, a resident of Greenwich, passed away on March 10, 2011.
She is survived by her husband Anthony and three children: Lana Calagna, Donna Calagna and Joseph Calagna and his wife, Amy. She also leaves six grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on March 14 at St. Gregory the Great Church in Harrison, N.Y. Entombment followed at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, N.Y.
Albert F. Chiappetta, 94, a Greenwich native, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2011 at Nathaniel Witherell Home in Greenwich.
He was born on Aug. 9, 1916 to Salvatore and Rosina Chiappetta.
He is survived by his son, R. David Chiappetta of Greenwich. He is also survived by four sisters-in-law: Louise Chiappetta, Connie Campano, Ursula Oca and Josephine Oca; along with 19 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Julia Oca Chiappetta in 2010; his eldest son, Albert F. Chiappetta Jr. in 1963; his three brothers: Victor, Lawrence and John, and two sisters, Emily and Philomena.
As per his wishes, funeral arrangements and services were private.
In honor of the caring staff at Nathaniel Witherell, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the employees' NADO Fund at Nathaniel Witherell Nursing Home, 70 Parsonage Road, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830.
John Christopherson, 78, a banking executive for 41 years and longtime member of the Indian Harbor Yacht Club, passed away peacefully at home on March 9, 2011 after a battle with cancer.
Mr. Christopherson was born in Scarborough, England. He was educated at St. Andrew's College in Aurora, Canada and attended King Edward VII Nautical School, London England.
At the age of 16 he became a cadet officer with Hains Steamship Company, London where he spent 18 months training to be a deck officer. He entered the R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) in 1951, where he became a fighter pilot with the 56th Fighter Squadron and was on conscription for two years.
Mr. Christopherson married his wife of 56 years, Marguerite, in April 1954. Together they had three children: Anne, Sue and Peter.
He and his family moved from New York to London, England as his career in foreign exchange accelerated.
Mr. Christopherson began his banking career in Toronto at the age of 21, when he got a job as a bank teller at the former Imperial Bank of Canada. After two years, the bank moved him into the FX trading division, "an area where nobody wanted to work," he said. His accuracy as a teller and his ability to count in pounds, shillings and pence distinguished him, and launched his career, his family said.
Mr. Christopherson worked in the N.Y. office of Continental Bank and later as chief trader of Continental's N.Y. branch. During that time, he was elected a committee member of the London Forex Club, a predecessor of ACI UK. He returned to Canada in 1972 with the Bank of Montreal as senior manager with global responsibilities.
In 1975 he returned to New York as senior vice president with United California Bank International. He then joined Chemical Bank as FX Manager. Following his work at Chemical Bank, he worked for Bank of New York as FX manager, then served as treasurer and senior vice president of Commercial Bank of Kuwait N.Y. and finally as treasurer and FX manager of Banco Portugues do Atlantico, New York until his retirement in 1994.
During his career, Mr. Christopherson served as an alternate member of the Federal Reserve FX Committee and later as a full member for three years. He was a member and Vice -Chairman of ACI's Committee for Professionalism.
He was an active member of Indian Harbor Yacht Club for more than 30 years, where he raced, attended the annual regattas, served on various executive committees and had many laughs at his weekly lunches with the Tuesday Lunch Bunch, his family said. His Moody 38 is called "Cambiste," - Italian for the "trader."
Christopherson also renewed his private pilot's license and flew small pleasure craft prior to his retirement in 1994.
He was predeceased by his daughter Anne in 1965.
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Beverly Porter Emerson, 69, passed away on March 12, 2011 in Greenwich after a battle with lung cancer.
Mrs.Emerson was born in Owego, N.Y. on Feb. 12, 1942 to Leonard and Ann Porter and graduated from Owego Academy and Keuka College in New York.
She is survived by her two children, Christopher Emerson of Auburn, N.Y. and Lori Robinson and her husband Phil of Greenwich. She is also survived by her sister, Judy Steele and her husband John of Monroe, N.C., and her brother Lee Porter and his wife Kathy of Candor, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Emerson Ann and Henry Philip Robinson, and numerous nieces and nephews in North Carolina and New York.
The family plans a celebration of life remembrance service in Wilmington, NC this spring.
The family is particular thankful for the care of Dr. Dickerman Hollister Jr. and the oncology nursing team at Greenwich Hospital.
Dominick Anthony Fado
Dominick Anthony Fado, 89, a World War II veteran, retailer and lifelong Greenwich resident, passed away at home from cancer on March 8, 2011.
He was born in Greenwich on May 27, 1921, to John Joseph and Consolata Tripodi Fado. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific theater during World War II.
Mr. Fado was a retailer who became a store manager for Caldor, Inc., and then a regional supervisor for Barkers, Inc. before his retirement in 1982.
He was an avid golfer and gardener.
Mr. Fado is survived by his two sons, John David of Fairfax, Va., and Dean Matthew of Greenwich. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Anne Frank Fado; four brothers: Roccie, John Jr., Anthony, and Joseph; and three sisters: Josephine Capalbo, Jennie Lovara and Mary Francia.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on March 14 at St. Roch's Church in Greenwich. Burial followed in St. Mary Cemetery in Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Val Fiorita, 70, U.S. Army veteran of Greenwich and Palm Beach, Fla., died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on March 5, 2011.
He was born Feb. 14, 1932 in Greenwich to Ralph and Laura Fiorita. He received a baseball scholarship to the University of Connecticut and graduated with a degree in marketing.
Summers found Mr. Fiorita playing minor league baseball in Cape Cod and Iowa, his family said. He was known as the home run king in Iowa and local papers reported that he hit four home runs in one game.
After ROTC training, he served in the U.S. Army as an officer and general's aide until 1957.
Mr. Fiorita was a diversified local professional with concentration in small business ownership, real estate investment and community organizations including: Val's Wine and Liquors in Greenwich; American Dreams Corp. in London, England; Community Greeters in Greenwich; Sugar Bush Deer Farm, Warren, Vt.; Harte-Flora Copr. in Canada; Pharmacare Pharmaceuticals, Corp. in Greenwich.
Mr. Fiorita was also a member of the advisory board at Patriot National Bank; and a member of the board of directors at Connecticut Women's Bank, Greenwich Lion's Club, Knights of Columbus and the Greenwich Big Brother program. He was Founding Chairman of the Greenwich Association of Student Financial Aid, a member of the Tamarack Country Club, and member of the Breakers Palm Beach, Fla.
Mr. Fiorita will be remembered by many for his years spent coaching sports at Tamarack, He was a competitive golfer known for his long drive, his family said, and he became a scratch golfer and was club champion in 1973.
Mr. Fiorita is survived by his wife, Malinda; two sons, Jeb D. Fiorita and Jason W. Fiorita and a daughter-in-law, Leigh Fiorita of Greenwich.
A private family service was held on March 7.
Jean McMath McKean Harvey, 83, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2011 in Middletown. She was a recent resident of Essex after living for 23 years in her Greenwich home.
Mrs. Harvey was born to Kennett and Ida McRoberts McMath in Webster Groves section of Saint Louis, Mo. on Dec. 20, 1927. After the family moved east, she began attending Rye Presbyterian Church in 1940, where she remained a dedicated member until her passing.
Mrs. Harvey graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1949 and later served as class president. At Mount Holyoke she met the father of her four children, Robert J. McKean, Jr. and they lived in Cambridge, Mass. and Larchmont, NY before settling back into Rye, NY, where her parents still resided.
Mrs. Harvey transitioned from teaching in a one-room schoolhouse to mothering and extensive community volunteering - from her church and local hospital Twig, to her children's schools.
She volunteered and fundraised for United Hospital, including the early days of what became the Westchester Golf Classic and chairing its volunteer effort in the early 1970s.
She was a longstanding and valued member of Rye Presbyterian Church, co-founding its Nursery School, and serving as elder and deacon, arranging for communions, delivering flowers and volunteering in the office.
She and her second husband, Thomas (Tim) Harvey, married in 2001 and enjoyed many dog walks and excursions.
In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her children and their families: Katherine McKean and her husband, Michael O. Rochefort of Holyoke, Mass.; Douglas McRoberts McKean and his wife Elizabeth A. McKean of Rye, N.Y.; Lauren McKean and her husband, Larry French of Wellfleet, Mass.; and Lauren's twin, Andrew McMath McKean, of Westbrook; three granddaughters: Julie and Emily Rochefort of Holyoke, Mass. and Stephanie McKean of Rye, N.Y.; several cousins, two nieces and two nephews.
Mrs. Harvey's memorial service was held on March 13 at Rye Presbyterian Church, in Rye, where she will rest in the Columbarium garden with other family members.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donors consider a gift that connected them with Mrs. Harvey or the charity of their choice in her memory.
Patricia Helen Scantlin Janco, 86, a longtime Greenwich resident and realtor for 40 years, died peacefully on Feb. 12, 2011 in Pendleton, Ind., surrounded by her children and grandchildren of Lewy Body Dementia.
Mrs. Janco was born on Oct. 9, 1924 in Rensellaer, Ind. to Helen and Herbert Scantlin. She graduated from Rensellaer High School and attended Indiana University, where she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority.
In 1951, she married George Janco and settled in Greenwich.
Mrs. Janco started her career as a model and subsequently formed her own modeling agency, Country Fashion Services. After her career in modeling, she became a realtor. During her 40 years in real estate, she was a principal in the firm, Pickwick Properties, and a realtor for William Pitt Agency and William Raveis Real Estate, all in Greenwich. Mrs. Janco also served as President of the Board of the Georgetowne North Homeowner's Association for many years.
She enjoyed collecting antiques and going to the theatre, her family said. She was also an animal lover and was particularly fond of her pet poodles, they said.
Mrs. Janco is survived by her two daughters, Liza Janco of Fishers, Ind. and Patricia Tupper of Huntington, N.Y. She also leaves her four grandchildren: Margaret, George and Grace Padgitt and Corinne Gautieri. Her husband, George, passed away in 1998. Mrs. Janco was cremated and will be buried with her husband at St Mary Cemetery in Greenwich.
The family plans to have a private memorial service this spring.
Contributions may be made in Mrs. Janco's honor to the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, New York. For more information, contact the family at: email@example.com.
Eugene James Moye Sr.
Eugene James Moye Sr., 89, a World War II veteran, Western Middle School teacher and the first African-American police officer in the Town of Greenwich, passed away on March 14, 2011 in Greenwich Hospital.
Mr. Moye was born on March 1, 1922 in New York and moved to Greenwich in 1933 to be with his mother, Marie Moye, who was a maid.
During World War II he served in the Pacific as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After the war ended, Mr. Moye decided to become a teacher, and studied at the Teachers College of Connecticut (now Central Connecticut State University) in New Britain from 1946 - 50, where he met his future wife Jeanette "Rusty" Belanger. The couple married on March 17, 1951.
They were an interracial couple during a time when segregation and discrimination were rampant even in the more liberal North, Mrs. Moye told Greenwich Time. The prevalent discrimination of the period extended to her family, she said. Her father never spoke with her after her relationship with Moye developed, and never met Moye or their four children. Her mother maintained contact, but never told her father.
When Mr. Moye applied for a teaching job in Greenwich, he has said, he was advised by a school official to "go to an Indian reservation and teach." Then he heard that the Greenwich Police Department was holding an exam to hire new officers. He passed the exam, and became the town's first black officer in January 1951. He was also a member of the first Youth Division of the Greenwich Police Department, which was formed in 1967.
The first years on the force were difficult, his wife told Greenwich Time, because some fellow officers refused to speak with him. He earned a Master of Police Administration at City College in New York while serving on the force -- the first by a Connecticut police officer -- and attended many seminars and courses covering the fields of juvenile delinquency, narcotics and police-community relations.
In 1971, frustrated by the inability to get promoted despite his education and qualifications, Mr. Moye retired from the police department and joined the faculty of Western Junior High School (now Western Middle School) as a social studies teacher.
He also earned another master's degree at Bridgeport University in history.
Mr. Moye was an active member of the NAACP for many years, as well as a longtime volunteer at Cos Cob Library and other community organizations. He was also a member of the Baha'i community throughout his life.
The Greenwich Oral History Project released a book in 2009 about Moye, Soldier, Policeman, Teacher: Overcoming Discrimination, an account of his life and the racial hurdles he and his wife, Jeanette Belanger, had to overcome as an interracial couple.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeanette Belanger; a sister, Mary Sewer; three daughters: Neria Moye, Susan Moye and Dee Moye Hoban; and a son, Eugene Moye Jr. He is also survived by his five grandchildren: Susan, Camilla, Eugene III, Ryan and Amir.
Services were held on March 17 at Gallagher & Son Funeral Home in Greenwich. Burial was private at Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Friends of the Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, in Cos Cob, and to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Robert Anthony Ramos, 68, a psychologist, died on March 14, 2011. He had been a Greenwich resident since 1985 with a hiatus of 14 years in Davie, Fla., and Arlington, Va.
Mr. Ramos was born on May 24, 1942 in New York City to Ana Maria Rivera de Ramos and Miguel A. Ramos who were from Puerto Rico. His grandfathers were merchant seamen from Malaga in Spain
He earned an undergraduate degree from Fordham University in the Bronx, and a master's degree and doctorate in psychology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
His career was spent in psychometric testing with EEI, recently directing the testing program for the electric industry consortium. For many years he practiced applied psychological testing for the telecommunications industry, with the Bell System in Basking Ridge, N.J. and NYNEX in White Plains, N.Y.
He was a member of the American Psychological Association Divisions 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics) and 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology). He was on the APA board for National Testing and the Board of Ethnic and Minority Affairs.
He was a member of Sigma Xi, the psychology honor society. At the University of Tennessee, he was instrumental in successfully arguing for the Spanish language as a significant research tool, thereby instituting that language as part of the doctorate in philosophy requirements.
He helped psychology graduate students by serving on many doctoral committees in New York and Washington, D.C. He was author of many technical manuals and human resource hiring policies within the Bell System. His selection tests for bilingual telephone operator hiring was used for many years.
At the time of his death he was a consultant for workplace testing at Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Washington, D.C.
Mr. Ramos volunteered on the Greenwich Board of Adult Education. His avocation was playing the saxophone since high school at Power Memorial Academy in NYC. He was leader of the Fordham College big band on Rose Hill in the Bronx, and played with the Sound Beach Band in Old Greenwich for several years.
He played in Fordham's summer theater musicals, where he met the former Maryann Ferrara with whom he recently celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary.
In addition to his wife Maryann, he is survived by a daughter, Laura, her husband Ryan and their two children, Eva Marie and Liam; and son Bob and his fiance, Joanne Butler. He is also survived by a brother, Hector, in Belton, S.C.; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Lorraine and Benjamin DeClemente of Garrison, N.Y.; Joan Ferrara Millar of Wayne, N.J.; Diane Ferrara- Norberg and Clark Norberg of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; Frances Ramos of Belton, S.C., and Eleanor Ramos of West Islip, N.Y. His parents and his brother, Michael Ramos, of West Islip, predeceased him.
A Mass of the Resurrection was held at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, on March 17. Interment followed at St. Denis Cemetery in Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks those who are interested to consider a donation to the Physician Assistant Foundation's Robert A. and Maryann Ramos scholarship fund for study in Puerto Rico (http://www.aapa.org/pa-foundation or mail to: Physician Assistant Foundation, 950 North Washington St., Alexandria VA 22314-1552; 703 519-5686.
Frank J. Santoro
Frank J. Santoro, 77, a U.S. Army veteran, Greenwich native and Norwalk resident, passed away on March 10, 2011.
Mr. Santoro was born on Dec. 4, 1933 in Greenwich to Dominick Santoro and Rose Pedwano Santoro. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 - 56.
He will be remembered most for his sense of humor, generosity, love of animals and his devotion to his family.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Clara Mead Santoro; his four children: Laura Masone, Rosemary Santoro, Ann Santoro-Moavero, Dominick Santoro and his wife, Amy; a sister, Florence Santoro LaBella; and his nine grandchildren: Mark, Matthew, Joseph, Bruce, Nicole, Samantha, RJ, Luke, and Nicholas. friends.
All services were private.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.
Antoinette "Nate" Strazza, 81, died peacefully on March 9, 2011 at Greenwich Hospital surrounded by her family.
She was born on May 17, 1929 in Port Chester, N.Y., to Rocco and Catherine Tenaglia She married Anthony Patrick Strazza Jr. in 1948. For most of their 40-year marriage they resided on Artic Street in Greenwich.
After graduating from Port Chester High School, Mrs. Strazza spent time working in an office environment as well as at the St. Moritz Bakery. In retirement, she was devoted to caring for the needs of her large family.
A devout Catholic, she attended St. Roch's Roman Catholic Church and was involved in several local organizations, including the St. Roch's Social Club and the AARP. Mrs. Strazza's biggest pleasure was preparing Sunday afternoon pasta dinners for her entire family. Holidays were always elaborate special occasions celebrated at her home, her family said. Everyone will forever recall her skills at turning each birthday into true celebrations. While she lavished her relatives with small but meaningful presents, they said, her greatest gifts were patience, generosity, and the importance of family. She and her husband enjoyed many vacations to their favorite locale, Atlantic City. Her recent passion included family day trips to Mohegan Sun.
Her life was devoted to family and loved ones and her happiest times were those spent surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by Anthony Strazza, her oldest child and his wife, Angela; and three daughters: Joann Szygiel and her husband, Steven; Roxanne Azud and her husband Richard and Mary Ann; and her daughter, Cathy Ann. She is also survived by her 16 grandchildren: Anthony, Richard, Melissa, Amy, Suzanne, Laura, Stephanie, Kaitlynn, Stephen, Heather, Danielle, Amanda, Kimberly, Elizabeth, Kristen, and Joseph. She also leaves nine great-grandchildren and two siblings, James Tenaglia, and Veda Fratello. She was predeceased by her husband in 1991 and two siblings, Elizabeth Memoli and Carmella Chodakowski.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on March 12 at St. Roch's Church in Greenwich. Internment followed in St. Mary Cemetery in Greenwich.
Inge M. Tiedemann, 85, a longtime Greenwich resident, died on Dec. 13, 2010 in Greenwich.
Mrs. Tiedemann was born on Jan. 13, 1925, in Stuttgart, Germany, and traveled to the U.S. when she was three months old.
She grew up in Queens, N.Y., where she met her husband, Frank Tiedemann, whom she married in December 1956. They were married for 52 years when Mr. Tiedemann passed away in 2009.
Mrs. Tiedemann was a member of the Greenwich Women's Club for many years. She always loved time spent in her garden, her family said, and served as president of the Greenwich Women's Club Gardeners.
She is survived by her daughter Janet Gautier and her husband Thierry of Napa, Calif.; her daughter Jacqui Martin and her husband Dave of Scarsdale, N.Y.; her "daughter" Anita Minnix and her husband Roy of Lanoka Harbor, N.J.; and her "son" Frank Tiedemann and his wife Hiroko of Houston, Texas. She is also survived by seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow, March 19 at 11 a.m. at the Village Lutheran Church, 172 White Plains Road, in Bronxville, N.Y.