Richard A. Markey
October 17, 2002
Richard A. Markey, 81, of Stamford, a former investment executive and World War II veteran, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Stamford Hospital.
He died of cancer, according to his family.
Born Jan. 23, 1921, in New York City, he was a son of the late George and Louise Connor Markey.
Mr. Markey graduated from Iona Prep, where he earned All-Metropolitan football honors. He continued to play football at Brown University, where he earned a bachelor's degree.
He was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army Eighth Air Force stationed in England. He received the Air Medal for his work as a flight engineer on a B-24 bomber.
His 45-year investment career began with Hayden Stone and ended when he retired from Smith Barney as a vice president of investments in 1994.
Mr. Markey lived in Greenwich for 50 years until moving to Stamford. He was active in the parents group at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, the Community Chest, Young Republicans and the Brown Club of Fairfield County. He was a member of Greenwich Country Club and the Winter Golf League in Palm Springs, Fla.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joan Farley Markey of Stamford; four sons, Richard A. Markey Jr. of Houston, Thomas F. Markey of New Canaan, and Terence F. Markey and Timothy M. Markey, both of Greenwich; two daughters, Treacy Markey Shaw of Atlanta and Alicia Markey Hutter of Minneapolis; three sisters, Mary Markey Kuepper of Malibu, Calif., Janice Markey O'Neal of Marco Island, Fla., and Eloise Markey Keating of Southbury; two brothers, Marshall Markey of Burlington, Iowa, and Gerard Markey of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; and 13 grandchildren.
He was predeceased by four brothers, George Markey, Edward Markey, John Markey and Keran Markey.
There are no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Church, 469 North St., Greenwich.
Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery
in Valhalla, N.Y.
Memorial donations may be made to the Greenwich Hospital Parkinson's Support Group, c/o Greenwich Hospital Development Office, 89 Lake Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830; or to the William & Sally Tandet Center for Continuing Care, 146 W. Broad St., Stamford, CT 06902.
October 17, 2002
Edwin Thorne, 87, of Greenwich, an international banker, financier and sportsman, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Grand Junction, Colo.
He died from injuries suffered in a car accident in Aspen, Colo., two weeks ago, according to his family.
Born Dec. 20, 1914, in New York City, Mr. Thorne was a son of the late Landon Ketchem and Julia Loomis Thorne.
His mother was a direct descendant of Elisha Boudinot, whose brother was the first president of the Continental Congress. His father was a pioneer in electrical utility financing who created the modern holding company structure with his partner and brother-in-law, Alfred Loomis.
Mr. Thorne graduated from Pomfret School and attended Yale University, graduating in 1935.
Mr. Thorne attended Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy in 1941 and served until 1945 when he was released from duty as a lieutenant commander of the USS Sutton.
Mr. Thorne was a senior vice president at First National Citibank from 1955 to 1964. In 1958, with the creation of the Common Market, he was charged with opening many of the first bank branches in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
After retiring from the bank, he became a founding partner in Greylock Venture Capital Partnerships of Boston. Mr. Thorne served on the boards of Chubb Co., International Banking Corp., First Boston Corp., First National City Trust Board and the Putnam Trust Co.
He also served on numerous charitable boards, including the American Museum of Natural History, Mystic Seaport, New York Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Yale Development Board and the Greenwich Land Trust. He also was a lifelong supporter of Yale University.
An avid sailor, Mr. Thorne captained his Star boat Mist in the Olympic trials of 1936. Later, he co-designed a cruising boat, the Lorna Doon, that allowed for the single-handed lowering of the mast, which made it feasible for him and his wife to cruise into Buzzards Bay, Mass., under the bridges.
Mr. Thorne pursued an interest in celestial navigation and cruised to some of the most northern points accessible by private yacht, his family said. He was a voracious reader, gardener and accomplished woodcarver, and he continued to ski and play tennis until last year.
Mr. Thorne is survived by his wife, Marion Shinn of Greenwich, and her two children; four sons, Edwin Thorne of Sante Fe, N.M., Gordon Thorne and Brinkley Thorne, both of Northampton, Mass., and Peter Thorne, of Cambridge, Mass.; two stepdaughters and one stepson from his second marriage; 11 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen Grand, in 1986; and his second wife, Leslie Simmons, in 2000.
A memorial service will be held in Greenwich at a time yet to be determined.
October 23, 2002
Shelley M. Chambers, 49, of Cos Cob, died Friday, Oct. 18, in Seymour.
She was killed in a car accident, her family said.
Born April 7, 1953, in Greenwich, Mrs. Chambers was a daughter of Lionel Mattos of Morgan Hill, Calif., and Elizabeth Grell of Ardsley, N.Y.
A graduate of SUNY College, Mrs. Chambers was a health care technician for doctors' offices, and was studying nursing at Norwalk Community College.
She enjoyed the outdoors, and was involved with ARC and its Greenwich Autism Program.
In addition to her father and mother, Mrs. Chambers is survived by two sons, Sean Heiligenthaler of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Dillon Chambers of Greenwich; and a sister, Debbie Lill of Greenwich.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow at First Congregational Church.There are no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to ARC Youth Division, 132 E. Putnam Ave., Cos Cob, CT 06807.
Charles W. Grey Sr.
October 23, 2002
Charles W. Grey Sr., 71, a Homosassa, Fla., resident formerly of Greenwich, died Monday, Oct. 21, at his home.
He died of acute leukemia, according to his family.
Mr. Grey lived in Greenwich for more than 40 years, moving to Homosassa seven years ago.
Mr. Grey was employed in the service department at the law office of Day, Berry & Howard in Stamford.
He was a former scoutmaster in Greenwich and a member of the Greenwich Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Port Chester, N.Y.
In Florida, he was a volunteer for the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, and a member of the board of directors of the Oak Village Association. He was a member of St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in Homosassa.
Born Dec. 6, 1930, in Brewster, N.Y., he was a son of the late Robert and Frances Monstross Grey.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joan Grey of Homosassa; four sons, Charles W. Grey Jr. of Enfield, Darryl Christopher Grey of Tampa, Fla., Jeffrey Grey of Port Chester, N.Y., and Stephen Grey of Redding; two brothers, Robert Grey of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Frederick Grey of New York ; and 11 grandchildren.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Wilder Funeral Home, 4890 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa Springs, Fla.
A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in Crystal River.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34229.
The Wilder Funeral Home in Homosassa Springs in charge of the arrangements.
Lucille E. Perna
October 23, 2002
Lucille E. Perna, 70, a lifelong Cos Cob resident and retired Greenwich Hospital employee, died Friday, Oct. 18, in Greenwich Hospital.
She died of cancer, her family said.
Born Feb. 14, 1932, in Greenwich, she was the daughter of the late Mary E. and Manuel Perna Sr.
Ms. Perna retired a year ago from the hospital after 20 years there. She was an avid reader, and volunteered at the Rummage Round Thrift Shop.
Surviving are her daughter, Gina Anderson of Cos Cob; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at noon on Saturday at the chapel at St. Catherine's of Siena Church in Riverside. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087. Donors should indicate that the gift is in memory of Lucille Perna.
County Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.