Mildred I. Campbell, 90 of Greenwich, passed away on May 7, 2010 surrounded by her family.
Campbell was born in White Plains, N.Y. to Frank and Lillian Scolpini. She will be remembered as a a great cook who was known for her 40 lb. lasagna on Christmas and as a woman who put her family first. Every year, she looked forward to her annual birthday barbecue and enjoyed going to tag sales with her children.
Campbell is survived by her four children: Edward C. Cambell, Jr., Patricia Ann Drew, Eleanor Margaret Elam and Mildred Champagne. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren: William J. Elam, George E. Elam, Gordan T. Elam Jr., Gerald T. Elam, Christopher Marro, Dawn D. Sotir, Laura L. Orr, Daniel D. Haviland, Sandra L. Scarpelli, Joseph T. Champagne, Edward C. Campbell III, Jennie M. Gangi; and 27 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward C. Campbell, Sr. in 1998.
Funeral services were held on May 11 in the Castiglione Funeral Home in Greenwich. Interment followed in Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Greenwich Hospital Hospice, 4 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT 06830.
Harry J. Devitt
Harry J. Devitt, 77, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and lifelong resident of Greenwich, passed away at home on May 6, 2010.
Devitt was born in Greenwich to Kathleen and Patrick John Devitt. He was a graduate of Greenwich High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1951 - 53. He was a parishioner of St. Mary Church in Greenwich, a member of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 777 and worked as a school crossing guard in Greenwich for the past 10 years.
He is survived by his two sons, Timothy of Greenwich and Daniel and wife, Rachel of Locust Grove, Ga.; and two grandchildren, Crosson and Lula, also of Locust Grove; a sister, Kathleen Devitt Moretti of Greenwich; as well as nephews Kevin Devitt of Kapaa, Hawaii and Patrick Moretti of Greenwich and Suzanne Moretti. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Ann Ryan Devitt and brother, Patrick John Devitt, Jr.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on May 12 at St. Mary Church in Greenwich. Interment followed at St. Mary Cemetery, Greenwich.
Dr. Ross Delano Frank, 70, a Greenwich psychiatrist and U.S. Air Force veteran, died at Stamford Hospital on May 4, 2010. Frank was a resident of Greenwich for 35 years before moving to Stamford recently.
Frank was born in Minneapolis, Minn. and grew up in Long Beach, Calif. He graduated from Harvard University, and studied medicine at UCLA before serving as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He then finished his psychiatric training at Albert Einstein Medical Center before opening his psychiatry practice in Greenwich.
Frank retired six years ago, and was actively involved in volunteering for the Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, Community Answers, and the Book Exchange.
Frank leaves behind his wife, Dr. Beverly Deren of Stamford; four children: Carolyn Frank of Mandello del Lario, Italy; Brian Frank of Palm City, Fla.; Jon Deren and his wife, Sara of New York, N.Y.; and Amelia Deren Lock and her husband Mike of Auburndale, Mass.; and four grandchildren: Erica, Luca, Tyler and Henry.
A funeral was held at Greenwich Reform Synagogue on May 6. Burial followed at Putnam Cemetery.
Marie Rose Garofalo, 74, a Greenwich resident and prima ballerina dancer, passed away on May 10, 2010 surrounded by her family.
She was born April 5, 1936 in New York City, N.Y. to Frank and Gertrude Marie Garofalo.
Garofalo possessed a wonderful sense of humor, her family said, and enjoyed spending many afternoons at the Greenwich Library.
A Mass of Christian burial was held in the chapel at St. Catherine's Church in Riverside on May. Internment followed in St. Mary Cemetery in Greenwich.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Greenwich Hospital Hospice, 2015 West Main St., Stamford, CT 06902, Attn: Greenwich Hospital Home Hospice Dept. Arrangements are entrusted to the Castiglione Funeral Home, Inc.
The Reverend Loren Ebba Hill Gregory
The Reverend Loren Ebba Hill Gregory, 50, longtime director of children's ministry at Christ Church Greenwich, died on April 27, 2010, with her family at her bedside.
A lifelong resident of Port Chester, N.Y., Gregory was born on Aug. 13, 1959 to the late Donald and Lorraine Hill. She graduated from Port Chester High School, and received her A.A. from Green Mountain College in Poultney Vt. She married Gregg Gregory on May 22, 1982 at North Baptist Church in Port Chester.
In preparation for ordination to the Diaconate, she was a graduate of the ministry discernment programs in the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, in conjunction with General Theological Seminary, NYC. The Rt. Rev. Andrew Smith, Bishop of Connecticut ordained her a deacon on Dec. 9, 2000, and she served in parishes in Stamford, Norwalk and Greenwich.
For 13 years, along with her husband, she was the director of children's ministries at Christ Church Greenwich. She later discerned a call to chaplaincy and acquired clinical pastoral education training at various hospitals including Norwalk, Stamford, and St. Raphael's in New Haven. In Jan. 2010, she began her "dream job" as chaplain at St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury.
Gregory loved playing tennis, watching sports, and nature. She especially enjoyed kayaking with her husband throughout the area and the Lake George region in particular.
She is survived by her husband Gregg, her son, Richard and her daughter Alison. She is also survived by a brother, Craig Hill, his wife, Charlotte, and nephews Andrew and Jonathan of Maitland, Fla.; her mother-in-law, Olga Gregory of Port Chester; her step-mother, Rose Hill of Stamford; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, friends and colleagues.
A memorial service in celebration of Gregory's life was held at Christ Church Greenwich on May 8.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carver Center, Save the Children, or the Episcopal Relief and Development- Children's Programs. Craft Memorial Home, 40 Leicester St. Port Chester, NY.
Paul Leonard Hayes Jr., 74, former Greenwich resident and retired corporate executive of the Lodge at Otter Creek, Middlebury, Vt. and Stratton Mountain, Vt. died on May 5, 2010 following a long illness.
During the course of his career he worked for Exxon in Venezuela, Pan Am Argentina, a division of Standard Oil of Indiana Oil as well as Amoco in New York City. He was a partner in the brokerage firm William D. Witter, director of research at Fahnestock & Co. and an oil analyst for Oppenheimer & Co. He was president and CEO of Hayes Resources, Bronxville Petroleum and Hayes Brothers Securities and on the board of directors of numerous oil companies.
Hayes was an avid sailor and was a member of Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, CT for a number of years.
He and his wife Anne raised five children in Greenwich and Stratton Mtn..
Hayes is survived by his wife Anne; three sons: Craig and his wife Courtney of Greenwich and their children, C.J., Paige and Carter; Stephen, his wife Michelle, and their two children Jack and Xoe, also of Greenwich; and son Michael, his wife Kristin and their three children, Katey, Lindsea and Michael, Jr. of Charlotte, Vt.; and two daughters, Laura and her son Zachary of Santa Cruz, Calif. and Carrie Sutter, her husband Tom and their two children Carlin and Kellen of Memphis, Tenn. He is also survived by his mother, Lela; his sister Ann of Edmond, Okla. and two brothers, Don and Floyd.
Funeral services were held on May 8 at the Chapel of the Snows, Stratton Mtn. Burial followed in North Cemetery on Stratton Mtn.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Hayes may be sent to Cure PSP or American Juvenile Diabetes Foundation c/o Brewster Funeral Service PO Box 885 Manchester, VT 05255. To send personal email condolences to the family visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Derek Albert Joyce of Cos Cob, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 5, 2010 after a short battle with cancer.
Joyce served in the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the United Kingdom. He also played professional soccer, and continued to play the game well into his 50s. He was an avid fan of golf, football, hockey, and all other sports. He also enjoyed travelling and seeing his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Joyce; two sons, Stewart Joyce and wife, Lori and their children, Lesley, Natalie and Michelle from South Dakota and Tony Joyce of England and his daughter, Ashley of Calif.; his brother, Ken Joyce of England and family; and sister, Beryl Koerber of England and family. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beryl, and his daughter Lesley.
A memorial service was held on May 12 at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home in Greenwich. He was laid to rest in Leicester, England.
Eleanor G. Patrie, 85, parishioner at Sacred Heart Church in Byram and a resident of Port Chester, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on May 4, 2010.
Patrie was born on Sept. 25, 1924 in Stamford to Anton and Maria Matus Turcer. She was raised and educated in Stamford. She worked for Air Radio after World War II and then married George Patrie, who died in 1984.
Patrie is survived by her two sons, Alan Patrie and wife Kathleen of Brewster, N.Y., and Michael Patrie and wife Angela of Coventry, RI.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was the youngest of 12 children all of who predeceased her.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on May 8 at Church of the Holy Spirit in Stamford. Interment followed at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Rye Brook, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
William Richard Loweth, 89, World War II veteran and a former Greenwich resident of Tequesta, Fla., passed away May 5, 2010, following a brief illness with his two sons by his side.
He was born May 1, 1921 in New Rochelle, N.Y. and moved from Greenwich to Tequesta 25 years ago.
Loweth attended New Rochelle High School, where he was president of the student body and member of the varsity basketball team. He attended Columbia College on an athletic scholarship, where he was the stroke on the crew, and president of his class in his freshman and junior years.
He graduated in 1943 and was commissioned as a captain on board a SC Subchaser in the South and Northern Pacific in World War II. In 1947, he married the late Betty P. Alvord, of Washington D.C.
Loweth was an avid golfer, and a member at Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, the Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich and the Turtle Creek Club in Tequesta. He always stated his game "has gone to hell," but when there was serious competition on the course, he left no prisoners, his family said. He was also an active member of the Columbia College Class of 1943 alumni association.
He is survived by his two sons, William A. Loweth and his wife Adrianne of Noank and Robert P. Loweth and his wife Harriett of Wilmington, N.C.; and 5 grandchildren: Scott, Karen, Greg, Robert and Katharyn Loweth.
A memorial service is planned today at the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal church in Tequesta at 3 pm.
In lieu of flowers, forward any donations in care of Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997.
Anne Ellis Symmers, longtime Greenwich resident and recipient of the Spirit of Greenwich award for her many volunteer activities, died on May 4, 2010 at Equinox Village in Manchester Center, Vermont.
She was born in 1917 in Chicago, Ill. to Delia Howard Hazeltine and Ralph Edgar Ellis, attended the Masters School, Vassar College and the New England Conservatory of Music, where she studied voice and piano.
She was married to the late William Garth Symmers and resided most of her life in Greenwich. An avid tennis and platform tennis player, she was ranked nationally in women's tennis doubles and won the national platform tennis mixed-doubles three consecutive years with her partner, Gordon Gray.
She was also longtime member of the Greenwich Field Club, where she also won many club singles and doubles titles.
During World War II, Symmers was one of the first members of the American Red Cross to go overseas. She served in England, North Africa, France and Germany from 1942 - 47.
In Greenwich, she served on the boards of Christ Church, the YWCA, Greenwich Moderate Housing, the League of Women Voters, Nathaniel Witherill, and the Commission on Aging. She was elected to the Town of Greenwich District 1 board for many years and served as vice chair of the Republican Town Committee.
Between 1975 and 1982 she worked for Senator Lowell Weicker as an administrative and legislative aide in Washington, D.C., and as director of his Bridgeport office. In 1983 she became the first woman to be hired as an executive recruiter for IESC (International Executive Service Corps).
In 1986, she was appointed the organization's director of project operations, a position she held until her retirement in 1994. She received the David Rockefeller Spirit of Service Award from IESC that year. In recognition of her tireless volunteerism, she received the Spirit of Greenwich Award in 2000.
In 2004, Symmers moved to Vermont, where she enjoyed golf, bridge and new friends.
She is survived by three daughters: Barbara Bancroft of Muttontown, N.Y., Susan Bradford of Peru, Vt., and Deborah Symmers of Sharon, Conn.; a stepson, Benjamin Symmers of Ala.; six grandchildren: Anna E. Friedman, F. Douglas Friedman, Christopher S. Wiedemann, Anne C. Albert, Townsend W. Bancroft, J. Cryder Bancroft and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the Peru Church on May 8.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Medical Center, PO Box 310, Londonderry, VT 05148.
Claudia Bowne Wright, a longtime Greenwich resident, died peacefully on April 22, 2010 at the Richard L. Rosenthal Hospice Residence in Stamford.
She was born in Flushing, N.Y. on March 22, 1926 to Richard and Frances Furman, and graduated from the Foxwood School in Kings Point, N.Y.
In 1963 she moved to Greenwich, where she enjoyed her family, friends, neighbors, and many happy occasions.
Throughout her life she loved vacationing by the ocean in Bridgehampton, N.Y., where she was a 39 year member of the Bridgehampton Club.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Rowland G. Wright; and her daughter, Margot B. Wright of Greenwich.
A memorial service will be held at the Stanwich Congregational Church, 202 Taconic Road, Greenwich, on Wednesday, June 2, at 2 p.m. A private burial took place in Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, N.Y.
Contribution may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O.Box 509, Hartford, CT 06141-0509.
Alice Joy Zea
Alice Joy Zea, 91, of Darien, formerly of Greenwich and New York and founder of AZ Marketing Services in Greenwich, passed away on May 1, 2010 at her home.
Zea was born on Jan. 26, 1919 in Brooklyn, N.Y to Samuel and Norma Katz. The family name was later changed to Karl. She graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn in 1936 and in 1940 she received her B.A. in psychology from New York University. She was the first member of her family to graduate from college.
Between 1940 and 1944, she worked in personnel at Bell Labs in New York, and in 1944 she married James Gwin Zea and moved to California.
Returning to New York in 1945, she worked at Revlon until 1948 when her first child was born.
In 1962, Zea went to work for her brother, Arthur Martin Karl, founder and president of Names Unlimited, a list brokerage firm in New York. She worked there until her brother's sudden death in 1970, and in 1971 she joined another list brokerage firm, Direct Media, in Rye, N.Y. In 1976, Zea opened her own list brokerage company, AZ Lists in Greenwich.
As the firm thrived over the next few years, she changed the name to AZ Marketing Services, Inc., and in 1987 purchased a building on River Road in Cos Cob to accommodate the growing staff. She worked at the company daily until she sold it to 21st Century Marketing in 2000 when she was 81 years old.
In 1995, Zea received the Woman of the Year Award from Women's Direct Marketing International, an organization which she helped found in 1970 (originally called the Women's Direct Response Group). She served on the Board of Directors of the Family Centers in Greenwich.
An avid environmentalist, Zea also took great pleasure in bird watching and gardening. In 2003, she moved to Atria Darien (formerly Sterling Glen) in Connecticut, where she worked with local school children in a literacy program and pursued her various community and cultural interests.
Zea is survived by her daughters, Kristi Zea of Valley Cottage, N.Y., and Marni Zea Clippinger of Cambridge, Mass., and her two grand daughters, Norma Zea Kuhling, and Emma Zea Clippinger.
A memorial service will be held at the Greenwich Audobon Society (613 Riversville Road) on Thursday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Gardens for Health (www.gardensforhealth.org), an organization based in Rwanda that was founded by her granddaughter, Emma.