Patricia will always be most treasured and cherished for her outgoing, upbeat personality. Patricia will always be remembered as a Beautiful, Vibrant, Charismatic individual. Patricia was a great friend to many, an amazing mother of 7, grandmother of 9, and big sister of 3, her siblings being Tatiana Hall, Peter Hall, James Hall.
She was admired for her strength through ups and downs, and her ability to seem unbothered through it all. She had the kind of personality to bring joy and happiness wherever she was present.
Growing up, his father was a civilian government employee, so Peter and his siblings found homes all across the country. Wherever they lived, they always made a point of finding a river for fishing. A strong athlete, Peter was a 3-sport all-star athlete in track, football and basketball at Roscoe High School in New York.
Peter had a long and successful banking career. He started out as teller at the age of 18 and rose up by the age of 29 to be an Executive Vice President at the County Trust Company Bank.
Peter took leadership roles in all that he did, notably as president of the Lions Club, Kiwanis Club and a member and officer of the Rotary in Tenafly, New Jersey. Later in life, Peter and his wife Ceil lived in Vero Beach, Florida for many years where if they were not cooking together in the kitchen they were out in a boat on the Indian River. It was only that one time that he left Ceil with an alligator on the line to go grab a camera.
In Vero Beach, Peter was a property manager at the Carlton where he and his beloved dog Savannah could be found zooming along the beach-front properties in a golf cart. Peter was predeceased by his sons Michael and Russell.
He and his loving wife Annette of 67 years moved into the Cobble two years ago after having lived for almost 30 years on Dugway Rd in the Lime Rock section of Salisbury, CT. As a graduate of Duke University, Robert began his aeronautical engineering career at Republic Aviation in Farmingdale, NY and eventually advanced to Grumman Aviation now Northrop Grumman from which he retired in Robert is survived by three children: He was predeceased by his wife Annette on December 9, A memorial service for both Robert and Annette will be privately held by the family in the fall.
Memorial contributions can be made to Noble Horizons, the Dr. Thomas Edward Ritson Thomas Edward Ritson, Tommy, left his earthly presence on Monday, May 28 with a baseball mitt in one hand and a bat in the other, on the wings of his guardian angels.
He loved his family and animals but truly loved his home and birthplace in Norfolk. He was very artistic and talented, and this he expressed through his many works on the job, his snow sculptures at Ski Sundown, refinishing furniture, his work at his home and at the family cottage in Old Lyme.
He loved with all his heart and was loyal to those he loved. Sunday mornings were his favorite for watching movies. He would recite every battle and every strategy of the Civil, Revolutionary and World Wars, minute by minute. And to Stephanie and Kelley who will live in his heart forever. He was predeceased this year by his beloved grandfather, Harry Ritson. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, June 8 at 11 a. Burial will be private. Remember his big smile always - and he will be smiling onto you.
His legacy will continue with the donation of his heart valves and corneas to those in need, providing them the gift of life. A mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, May 31st at St. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to connecticutchildrensfoundation. Marion was born in Winsted Ct, on May 12 She enjoyed gardening, listening to country music her cat mittens and spending time with her family.
Marion had seven grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Private grave side services are on May 31 at 2 pm at Salibury cemetery.
Rick, 4 Upper Main St. She was 98 years old, and the widow of the late Walter H. She and her sister Alice were raised in Brooklyn, though when she was a young child, her family spent a year living in Norway. She met her husband Ricky at age 16 in New York.
Their first daughter, Kathy, was born in They then moved to CT and spent three years in West Cornwall before purchasing the Cummings home in Sharon in where their youngest son Walter was born that same year, and where they remained for over 50 years. Millie worked at Sharon Hospital for 25 years, retiring in She began as secretary to the Director of Nursing, and then went on to work in the housekeeping department as secretary.
She eventually become Executive Housekeeper, and increased her professional knowledge by attending healthcare conventions in cities all over the country, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She hired many young people from Sharon families and took a keen interest in them, following their careers long after their work in Sharon Hospital ceased.
One highlight of their travels was celebrating their 35th anniversary aboard the QE II on a trip to Europe, where they visited her Scandinavian relatives in Norway and Sweden. She also treasured memories of her trip to India with son Jon in after Ricky's death, during which she got to ride an elephant.
Millie volunteered at the Sharon Historical Society for over 20 years where she was a member of the Collections Committee and a valuable primary source for decades of Sharon history. Her responsibilities ranged from helping create exhibits, to transcribing old diaries to clipping newspaper articles. She did anything that was asked of her, always with a smile and a related story to tell. Their recollections of Sharon were inspiring, sentimental, humorous, and very much appreciated by the children who had many questions to ask.
Both clubs gave her respite from the serious demands of her Executive Housekeeper job, and she was happy just to be with her many, many friends. She faithfully sent beautifully handwritten thank you notes for any occasion to Garden Club members and speakers.
She always was seen at parades and events on the Green, and enjoyed her regular Monday Night Dinners with a group of widows who gathered at the hospital cafeteria for dinner and mutual support. Rick of Sharon; Jonathan A. Collins of Helena, MT. Millie was predeceased by her elder sister Alice C. Kristiansen, her daughter Kathy R. Carroll and son-in-law Robert Carroll, son-in-law Scott T. Cooper and son-in-law Guy R. She is also survived by countless devoted friends from all walks of her life.
Her family especially wants to thank Noble Horizons for their care and support. As a child, she and her late sister Patricia Cotten Isbrandtsen lived in Barcelona, Spain and later Kobe, Japan, where from , her father worked on public works projects. The girls and their mother moved to Brooklyn. She attended Swarth- more College where she majored in chemistry.
She later graduated from the Packer Collegiate Institute. She stayed at IBM for 15 years, first as a systems servicewoman, and later moving to the Commercial Research Department at the Endicott complex. She left IBM in for marriage; at the time post-Korean war rules dictated that married women could not continue working at IBM if men needed the jobs. In , she married the late John Fairfield Thompson Jr. She was active in civic affairs in Brooklyn; from to , she was the president of the Brooklyn Junior League.
She served on the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Museum from to Her portrait by for- mer Museum Director Thomas Buechner was donated to the museum in Blum, an attorney and banker, had seven children, four of them younger than age She quickly adopted the new role of mother, moving the family from Brooklyn to Riverside, Conn. The Blums later purchased a farm in Sharon, Conn.
She and husband Jack Blum continued to operate the Fairfield herd until , when the Connecticut Fairfield Farms operation was bargain sold to The Hotchkiss School to become their organic farm-to-table operation, and ed- ucational farm.
In Connecticut, she continued a concern for local social and environmen- tal causes, including serving 16 years as director of the Sharon Hospital; she also served as trustee of the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N. She and her husband Jack also invested in the nearby town of Millerton, N.
The Blums later endowed the Jeanne Cotten Blum '40 Scholarship at Swarthmore, which supports students with academic merit and financial need. She returned to her childhood Catholic faith in her later years at her residence in Boca Grande, Florida, where she joined the Our Lady of Mercy parish.
The Connecticut burial will be private, and the family and friends will celebrate her life at an upcoming memorial service. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and the co-founder of Cascade Mountain Winery and Restaurant in Amenia, N.
Margaret was born in Atlanta, Georgia on April 10, , the youngest of Dr. William Kiser and Dr. Her love of books and language started at an early age; her parents sent her to New York City to live with her grandparents to attend Friends Seminary for high school. She then enrolled in Radcliffe College, graduating in After graduation, she worked for NBC in Atlanta in the advertising department and traveled to Europe.
In while in Italy, she was running late and missed the launch of the Andrea Doria that, a few days later, sank off the coast of Nantucket on the way to New York City. She shared that this was a turning point in searching for her purpose in life. While at Radcliffe, her best friend set her up on a blind date with William Wetmore, a handsome but shy Harvard man and captain of the crew.
She had an exam the next morning but reluctantly agreed. Bill and Margaret were married in in Atlanta, and soon moved to Caracas, Venezuela, where he worked in insurance; they arrived in the middle of the revolution of In , Margaret and Bill moved back to the U.
They lived in Sandwich, N. In , Margaret and Bill realized they had the perfect southern slope for a vineyard and with the help of their young children, they planted thousands of vines and began Cascade Mountain Winery and Restaurant.