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
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
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
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, a longtime resident of Rowayton and Chappaquidick,
Mass., died at home on March 12 after a brief but gallant struggle with
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
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
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.