OBITUARY: Jean Wilson Tharp

Jean Wilson Tharp, a long-time resident of Darien and a former resident of Rowayton where she was raised and spent her early years, passed away on Monday, Feb. 23 at The Greens at Cannondale in Wilton. Born Aug. 5, 1930 in New York City, NY, she was the daughter of the late John Marion and Mary (Rooney) Wilson. She was 84. Ms. Tharp received her bachelor’s degree from the College of New Rochelle and her master’s degree from Teachers College Columbia University. She was a former teacher with the Weston Board of Education. Ms. Tharp was a long-time parishioner of … Read more

Obituary: Marie Keene, 89

Marie Keene of Weston died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 in Norwalk Hospital. She was born in Wales on Aug. 25, 1925. Marie met and married Staff Sgt. Anson Keene of the 8th Air Force on March 3, 1945. During WWII she worked in a factory making parts for airplanes. Marie also worked as a secretary to a US Major typing reports with government approval. She moved with Anson from base to base, as he was in charge of closing up air bases which the US Air Force had used. In April of 1946 she followed Anson to Weston as a … Read more

OBITUARY: Sharon Derene, 76

Sharon Derene, 76, peacefully passed away at her home in Stratford, CT on Saturday, January 31, 2015. She battled pancreatic cancer courageously and fearlessly while her beloved family and partner Maury Streicker was by her side. Sharon was born August 19, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Murray and Rose Falk. Ms. Derene spent most of her adult life in the Stamford, CT/Westchester area. She was a homemaker for many years to her 4 children and a dedicated employee of the Child Guidance Center in Stamford, CT for over 30 years as their Financial Administrator. Sharon is survived by … Read more

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