Elizabeth Grymes, 82

Elizabeth Braxton Rains Grymes, a former longtime New Canaan resident, died at home on Monday, September 7, 2020 from complications of pulmonary fibrosis and congestive heart failure. 

Mrs. Grymes was born on March 1, 1938 at home in Warsaw, Virginia and was the daughter of the late Dr. Warren Biscoe Rains and Emma Lemoine Griffith. Betty grew up in Virginia and was a graduate of both St. Catherine’s School in Richmond and of the University of Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA. After graduation, she worked for the State of Virginia in assisting adults with special needs to find employment. Betty married Peyton Grymes, Jr. of Richmond, VA in 1962.

Eleanor Pierpont Suydam, 97

Eleanor May Pierpont Suydam, 97, of New Canaan, CT, passed away peacefully at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, CT on Friday, August 21, 2020. Beloved “Aunt Ellie” led a long and healthy life filled with family, friends, a tremendous professional career, and countless adventures. She is predeceased by her husband, John I. Suydam, and her brothers Wilfred E. Pierpont III, Richard R. Pierpont, and John B. Pierpont. She is survived by her sister, Joan Carosielli, of Lancaster, PA, and by an entire family tree of over 30 nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and great-grand nieces and nephews. Eleanor was born August 28, 1922 in Waterbury, CT to Wilfred E. Pierpont, Jr. and Josephine Boyle Pierpont.

Michael Warren Walsh, 60

Michael Warren Walsh, 60, a New Canaan resident, passed away on August 2, 2020. He was born on April 5, 1960 to the late Warren and Georgiene Rinko Walsh. Michael (Mike) was the beloved husband to Nancy Panzarino Walsh of New Canaan, Connecticut and brother to Valerie Palacio of Katonah, New York. 

While living in New Canaan, Mike and Nancy raised two children, April and Christian. He was first and foremost devoted to his family and friends. Mike is also remembered as a loving brother, uncle, brother-in-law, and son-in-law.

Mary A. Tiani, 96

Mary A. Tiani, 96, of New Canaan, passed away on Saturday July 11, 2020, at Norwalk Hospital. Mary was born in New Canaan on September 11, 1923 and was the daughter of the late Ciro Pirone and Josephine Marino. Mary is predeceased by her husband, Fredrick P. Tiani, her sister, Antoinette Buongiorno and her brothers, James, Anthony and Patsy Pirone. Mary was a graduate of New Canaan High School and enjoyed keeping in contact with friends from her class. She worked as a bookkeeper at Murphy’s 5 & 10 on Elm Street in New Canaan until her marriage to the love of her life, former New Canaan Police Chief Fredrick Tiani.

John Poole Horgan, Jr., 96

John Poole Horgan, Jr., a World War II veteran and one of the nation’s first venture capitalists, died on Tuesday, June 9. Mr. Horgan, who was 96, lived in New Canaan, CT. He died of natural causes, according to his wife, Lois Horgan. Born January 17, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Horgan grew up on Long Island. He was considering a career in journalism when the U.S. Naval Academy accepted him.