Anne Mahar Hussey, 92

Anne Mahar Hussey died peacefully on September 25th with family at her side. She was born in NYC, grew up in White Plains, NY and was the wife of Alexander B. Hussey, who died in 2003. Anne and Al Hussey were owners of the Roger Sherman Inn of New Canaan for 23 years. Al was president of Norwalk’s Board of Realtors and a Captain in World War II, fighting five battles from Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge. Anne’s grandfather, Michael Meagher M.P., served twelve years, representing North Kilkenny, Ireland in the British House of Commons.

Kaleigh Elizabeth Griffiths, 15

Kaleigh Elizabeth Griffiths, age 15 of New Canaan, CT, died peacefully September 17, 2019 in New York City surrounded by her family.  Born in Greenwich, CT in 2004, she is the daughter of Jacqueline and Sean Griffiths. Kaleigh attended the New Canaan Country School from pre-school on and New Canaan High School for part of 9th grade.  She loved playing lacrosse, ice hockey and soccer for the Town of New Canaan, Winter Club and her school teams.  In addition to being exceptionally smart, athletic and witty, she was an accomplished backyard gymnast, scaring and amazing her parents on a regular basis, and a captivating dancer.  Kaleigh had an effervescent and spunky personality, always fun to be around, and a remarkable and contagious zest for life. In addition to her parents, Kaleigh is survived by her paternal grandfather William Griffiths of Brooksville, FL, her maternal grandparents Natalie Abrams of New York City and Robert Abrams of Larchmont, NY and her siblings, brother Liam Griffiths and sisters Meghan and Sloane Griffiths. She was predeceased by her paternal grandmother Kathleen Griffiths.

Victor ‘Vic’ Ferrante, 82

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, his 82nd birthday, longtime New Canaan resident, Victor ‘Vic’ Ferrante passed away peacefully after a prolonged battle with cancer.  Vic was born September 21, 1938 in Chicago to the late Ralph and Josephine Ferrante. Vic was a proud first-generation immigrant, where his parents came over from Italy by way of Ellis Island – his father in 1923 followed by his mother and eldest brother in 1926. Despite being the youngest of their four children, he was instilled with a determined work ethic from a very young age. After graduating Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago in 1955, he joined the Navy where that would provide the financial funding to attend and graduate from The University of Illinois.

David Solon Borglum, 87

David Solon Borglum, 87, husband of the late Cecilia M. Borglum of Wilton, died peacefully on September 17, 2019. Born October 15, 1931 in New York City, and raised in New Canaan/Wilton, CT, he was the son of the late Paul and Harriet Borglum. David was one of two children. He graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1954 with a degree in Civil Engineering. David served in the United States Army reaching the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, and was a member of The National Association of Atomic & Nuclear Veterans.

Bonita ‘Bonnie’ Laurel Rosenthal

Bonita “Bonnie” Laurel Rosenthal, beloved mother, grandmother, dog mom, and longtime resident of New Canaan, passed away on Saturday July 27 in Los Angeles surrounded by the love of her three children and her beloved dog Flora. 

Bonnie was born in 1943 in New York City, the daughter of Louis and Belle Posner. She grew up in the city and attended the Ramaz School, where she developed a love of learning that continued throughout her life. She attended Hofstra University for college. Bonnie did many different things for her career but some of the jobs she most enjoyed were working in Switzerland for a bank, working as a management consultant when computers were just being introduced into the medical field, working in the Temple Beth El gift shop, and working for the Stamford Jewish Community Center. 

Bonnie was always an active member of the Jewish community wherever she was. During her time in Connecticut she actively pushed to get Jewish holidays celebrated in her children’s school systems, she ran the gift shop at Temple Beth El, and was an integral part of the Stamford JCC for many years.