It is with heavy hearts but fond memories that we remember John Alexander Edwards, Jr. of New Canaan, CT. John passed away on December 2, 2023 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was 81.
John was born November 8, 1942 in Greenwich, CT to John Alexander Edwards and Reid Grandy Edwards. He attended Greenwich Country Day School, followed by Taft and then Boston University.
Suzanne de Lima Knowles, known by friends and family as Sue II, and by her grandchildren as Nunu, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on October 25, 2023 at the age of 77. Sue II, the eldest daughter of Oscar and Sue de Lima, grew up in North Stamford and attended New Canaan Country School through 9th grade, where she would later send her four children and would serve on its Board of Trustees. She attended high school at Rosemary Hall in Greenwich, where she would become friends with Nancy Knowles, whose older brother, Jimmy Knowles, would become the love of Sue II’s life. She graduated from Wheaton College with a BA and received her MA from Middlebury College in Madrid. Sue II was a loving wife and a loyal partner to Jimmy. She adored him. She admired his passion for art and innovation, and supported him consistently and wholeheartedly.
Elizabeth Clancy Grady Kennard, known as Betty, was born on February 1, 1938 in Savannah, Georgia to Mary Clancy Grady and Steve Edward Grady. She died, after a long illness, on All Saints Day, November 1, 2023 in New Canaan, Connecticut at the age of 85. A long-time resident of New Canaan since 1973, Betty never lost her Southern charm or accent. She was proud of her Southern heritage and Irish ancestry. From her early childhood, she excelled in ballet and became an accomplished classical ballet dancer while studying under Ebba Olesen Thomson.
Robert Wynne Jones, 60, of New Canaan, CT passed away peacefully on Saturday October 14, 2023. He was born in Dallas Texas to Gordon and Marilyn Jones. Robert was the beloved husband to Floriana DiFulvio Jones of New Canaan. Robert worked many years in sales for Forbes and was a VP Global Group Publisher at Asset International. Robert had many gifts and interests but most of all he enjoyed the gift of friendship of many.
Frances A. Molinari, 89, passed away quietly on Tuesday, October 10th, in New Canaan, CT. Frances was born September 20, 1934, to John and Mary Molinari and lived her early years in Hopewell, CT in one of the small homes for mill workers and spent any warm day she could playing in Rolling Brook with her sister, Doris. Her father spent most of 1942 building them a home in Glastonbury into which they moved into in December of that year. Frances reported she spent most of the first day flushing the toilet, as she was flabbergasted by the indoor plumbing that made this modest house more of a palace to an eight-year old girl. She liked school but found reading difficult; the translation from the page to sound didn’t make sense to her until the third grade, when Mrs. Rosenberg – a warm, welcoming and patient woman who loved poetry asked her to memorize the 23rd Psalm.