Miscellaneous Fairfield County, CT Obituaries


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Primrose Ann-Marie Chambers 
Primrose Ann-Marie Chambers, a Norwalk resident ,died on March 29 at Norwalk Hospital due to a brief illness. She was 36.
Born in Jamaica on May 16, 1964, she was the daughter of the late Livingston Chambers and Miriam Nerisa Davy of Jamaica. Ms. Chambers was a registered nurse in the cardiac care unit in Stamford Hospital. She was previously employed at the Darien Mediplex, the Norwalk Hospital and the Homestead Health Care Center.
She is survived by her fiance Ervin Ford of Norwalk; her mother, Nerisa Davy of Jamacia; three brothers, Peter, Everton and Vincent Chambers, all of Jamaica; her sister, Jeanie Bernice Chambers of Jamcia; and one nephew.
Calling hours will be held at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St., Stamford, on April 6 from 4 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at the South Norwalk Seventh Day Adventist Church, 101 S. Main St. , Norwalk on April 7 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Norwalk.

Patrick James Corry 
Patrick James Corry, a former resident of Darien and a resident of Clearwater, Fla., died on March 20 at the hospice of Bay pines VA Medical Center. He was 51.
Mr. Corry was born September 17, 1949, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., the second son of C. Christopher Sr. and Barbara Swift Corry. He was a 1968 graduate of Darien High School and lived in Noroton Heights at 65 Maple St. during the first 20 years of his life. He attended the University of Connecticut's Stamford Branch.
On active duty in the U.S. Naval Reserve, he served in Vietnam aboard the LST USS Luzerne County and then transferred for rare brother duty aboard the U.S.S. Fulton (AS-11), a submarine tender based at New London, on which he sailed to Bermuda, Charleston, S.C., Jamaica, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was part of the security detail entrusted with the protection of nuclear weapons.
An independent entrepreneur, he owned and operated G. Williker's Ice Cream Parlor in Clearwater. He enjoyed boxing, camping, catamaran sailing, moto-cross riding, travel and fitness, usually in the company of his son. He was an avid follower of his son's many sports activities.
He is survived by his son, Michael Patrick Corry, 16, from his marriage to the former Cathy Crowell, both residing in Clearwater.
Also surviving Mr. Corry are his mother, Barbara Corry of Bay Pines, Fla.; six brothers, Charles Jr. of Brattleboro, Vt., Daniel of Felton, Calif., Rev. Robert of Largo, Fla., Stephen of St. Petersburg, Fla., John of Encino, Calif., and David of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Marry Tuttle of Austin, Tex., and Rebecca Corry of Bay Pines; and eleven nieces and nephews.
A public ceremony with color guard was performed at the National Cemetery in Bay Pines. Contribution in his memory may be made to the Hospice Auxiliary Fund at Bay Pines VA Hospital.

Maronette A. Kloman 
Maronette A. Kloman, of Edison, N.J., died on March 30 at home after a lengthy and courageous battle with breast cancer.
Born in Columbus, Ga., she moved to Edison in 1980.
She worked as an Office Worker for Western Electric in New York City and Newark for 10 years. She then worked for the Prudential Company in Edison as a Customer Representative for 10 years until 1999.
Ms. Kloman was a parishioner of St. Helena's Roman Catholic Church in Edison and was supported through her illness by many wonderful friends within the community.
Surviving are her husband of 27 years, Leslie Kloman; three sons, Ryan, Alex and James, all of Edison; brother Frederick Schetelich of Darien; a niece, Joanna Schetelich, also of Darien, all of whom miss her more than words could ever express.
Services were held on April 3 in Edison. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society or to the JFK Haven Hospice.

Martha Laird 
Walton McClean 
Martha Laird Walton McClean, a longtime resident of Rowayton and Chappaquidick, Mass., died at home on March 12 after a brief but gallant struggle with cancer.
Born in Norfolk, Virg., she grew up in Menlo Park, Calif., where she attended Castilleja School and Woodside High School as well as Northern Arizona University. During the course of her 33 year marriage she and her husband lived in Japan, Saudi Arabia and Bermuda.
Martha was active in numerous local associations including the Rowayton Arts Center, the Lockwood Mathews Mansion, the Rowayton Gardeners and the Chappaquidick Island Association.
She is survived by her husband Peter and her daughters Hillary McClean of Stamford and Meredith McClean of Rowayton, as well as her parents Robert and Lucy Walton of Belvedere, Calif. 
In addition, she leaves her sister Nancy Hargraves of Darien and her brother Laird Walton of Breckenridge, Colo. She is the daughter-in-law of Edith McClean of Rowayton.
A memorial service was held at the United Church of Rowayton on Friday, March 30. In lieu flowers, donations may be made to the Trustees of Reservation of the State of Massachusetts for the benefit of the Cape Pogue Wildlife and Wasque Reservation of Chappaquidick (Trustees of the Reservations; Islands Regional Office, PO Box 2106, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568)

John A. McHugh 
John a McHugh, a long time New York City resident, died on March 31 in Norwalk Hospital. He was 95. 
Born on July 6, 1905, in New York City, Mr. McHugh was the son of the late Francis McHugh and the late Catherine Rooney McHugh. He worked in New York City as a policeman for 28 years and for General Motots Acceptance Corporation in New York City fo 15 years. Mr. McHugh was a member of the P.B.A. He was also an active member of the Holy Name Society of New York City Police Department and a member of its Anchor Club. In addition he was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Astoria, N.Y.
He was the husband of the late Helen Kelly McHugh.
Mr. McHugh is survived by two daughters, Patricia A. Redican of Darien, and Valerie A. Sullivan of Ramsey, N.J.; four grandsons and two great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Thomas Moore Church, 374 Middlesex Road in Darien on April 4. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Scholarship Fund at Burke Catholic High School, 80 Flethcer, Goshen, NY 10924

Lyn G. Sprague
Lyn G. Sprague, a Darien resident since 1986, died on April 2 at Pilgrim Manor in Cromwell. She was 93.
Born September 18, 1907 in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of the late George Gosselin and the late Margaret Finlay Gosselin.
Mrs. Sprague worked as a bond salesperson for Old Colony Trust. She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Darien and a former member of St. George's Episcopal Church in Rumson, N.J.
She was the wife of the late Arthur L. Sprague.
Mrs. Sprague is survived by a son, Bruce L. Sprague of Southport and two grandchildren. 
Funeral services are private. The Edward Lawrence Funeral Home in Darien handled the arrangements.

Jenny R. Capocci
Jenny R. Capocci, a lifelong Darien resident, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2003, in Darien. Born June 19, 1927, in Darien, she was the daughter of the late Gabriel Morone and Rose Aurogemma Morone. She was 76. Mrs. Capocci attended Darien schools. She was also a longtime member of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church in Darien Mrs. Capocci is survived by her husband, Jack Capocci of Darien; two sons, Joseph Capocci of Columbus, Ohio and Jack A. Capocci, Jr. of Belle Mead, N.J.; two daughters, Rosemary Capocci Hoven of Superior, WI and Jeanne Galbo of Chapel Hill, NC; three sisters, Mary Testa of Heritage Creek, Pa.; Ida Wilson of Troy, N.H., and Josephine Russell of Swanzey, N.H.; and five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Thomas More R.C. Church, 374 Middlesex Rd., Darien on Wednesday, August 27, 2003, at 10 a.m. Entombment followed at St. John Cemetery, Norwalk. The Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, handled the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Post 53 Ambulance Service, P. O. Box 2066, Darien, CT 06820.

Sonia Ford Schoen
Sonia Ford Schoen, 81, formerly a 30-year Darien resident of Darien, died of colon cancer on July 20, 2003, at Queen of the Valley Hospital in Calif. Ms. Schoen was born in New York City on April 28, 1922, to Elizabeth and Torrey Ford. After a short time, they moved to the home of her grandfather, William J. Olcott in Duluth, Minn. Eventually the family moved to La Jolla, Calif., where Ms. Schoen graduated from the Bishop's School.
Ms. Schoen also had a home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She and her husband shared a passion for tennis and dogs. Ms. Schoen played tennis competitively and taught for many years. After the death of her husband, Ms. Schoen moved to Napa, Calif. In addition to her own dogs, Ms. Schoen loved the cats, parakeets and fish that came into her life via her children and grandchildren. She also rescued many wandering neighborhood dogs and returned them safely to their owners.
She is survived by her four children: Torrey L. Schoen, of Napa, Calif.; June Wyer Nugent, of London, England; Peter F. Wyer, of New York City; and Bruce G. Fales, of New Canaan. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a first cousin, John C. Faulkner, of Darien. She was predeceased by her husband, Lee M. Schoen, in 1984. Donations in her memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1031 Jefferson St., Napa, CA 94559.

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