John Barrett Faulkner
John Barrett Faulkner of Darien, died on July 25 from sudden heart failure. He was 49.
Mr. Faulkner was born April 29, 1961. He was the son of Susan Ott Faulkner and the late John C. Faulkner, III.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister Sarah Faulkner; sister and brother-in-law Cynthia and David Callahan; niece Rebekah Leff and nephew Joshua Leff; and a large circle of loving friends.
Mr. Faulkner embodied the true "Yankee Spirit," seeing value in used items and having an uncanny knack for fixing them and returning them to usable service.
Mr. Faulkner attended Darien schools, graduated from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, and attended Keene State University. He was an avid sailor and a former member of Noroton Yacht Club.
A memorial service will be held 1:30 pm, Sunday, Aug. 1 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 988 Post Road, Darien.. Cards may be sent to Susan Faulkner, 4306 Ashlar Village, Wallingford, CT 06492. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to support one of his favorite charitable activities: the Community Suppers, Saint Luke's Parish, 1864 Post Road Darien, CT 06820.
Paul Creasey Smith
Paul Creasey Smith, a longtime resident of Darien and recently of New Canaan, died on Monday, July 26, in New Canaan. He was 69.
Born Aug. 27, 1940, in Stamford, he was the son of the late Margaret Kearns and John Creasey Smith. After graduating from New Canaan High School in 1959, Mr. Smith attended the University of Miami at Coral Gables. He completed his bachelor's degree in engineering in 1963. Two years later, Paul married Susan Curtis Berrien. The couple eventually settled in Darien where they raised their two sons, John and Carl.
Mr. Smith was a partner in the firm of McDonald and van der Poll as a professional engineer. His projects there included the Landmark Tower, the GTE Building and the Stamford Marriott. He later worked as freelance professional engineer.
Also active in his community, he was a long-standing member of the Darien Lions Club. He enjoyed boating and fishing.
Survivors include his two sons, John Creasey Smith II and his wife, Deborah, and Carl Berrien Smith and his wife, Wendy; four grandchildren, Daniel Creasey Smith, JoAnna Valoree Smith, Jacqueline Dahl Smith and India Mead Smith; two brothers, Peter Kearns Smith and his wife, Pamela, and John Joseph Smith and his wife, Joyce.
He was predeceased by his wife, Susan Berrien Smith.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 2, at the United Methodist Church of New Canaan, 165 South Ave., with a reception immediately following at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Paul Creasey Smith can be made to the Lions Club of Darien, P. O. Box 144, Darien, CT 06820.
Eleanor R. Missall, a resident of Florida and a former resident of Stamford and Darien, passed away on Thursday, July 22, at The Parks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Orlando, Fla. She was 99.
Born in Somerville, Mass., on Nov. 23, 1910, she was the daughter of the late William and Stella Sorensen.
Mrs. Missall relocated to Orlando to live with her daughter, Beverly Sciglimpaglia, and her husband, Richard. She is survived by a grandson, Richard Magalnick of Milford and two granddaughters, Mindy Porell of Newington and Patricia Magalnick of Orlando; a step-grandson, Richard Sciglimpaglia II of Stamford; three great-granddaughters, Kristine and Kaitlin Magalnick, and Lauren Porell and one great-grandson, Adam Porell. She is also survived by one sister, Hazel Christiansen of Staten Island, N.Y., and many nieces and nephews.
The family received friends at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, Tuesday, July 27. A Graveside service followed at Fairfield Memorial Park, 230 Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford.
Dorothy A. Moore
Dorothy A. Moore, a resident of Darien for the past year and a former resident of Sunnyside, N.Y., passed away Thursday, July 22, at Stamford Hospital. She was 76.
Born on May 13, 1934 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Schultz.
Mrs. Moore retired from Macy's as a sales clerk. She enjoyed taking long walks, reading and spending time with her granddaughters.
She is survived by her son, Thomas Moore and his wife Susan of Darien and two granddaughters, Emily and Elizabeth both of Darien. She is also survived by two brothers, Robert Schultz and his wife Annette of Norwalk and Dennis Schultz of Maspeth, N.Y., one sister-in-law Margaret Schultz of Smithtown, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William Thomas Moore and brother, Joseph Schultz.
The family received friends at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, DarienMonday, July 26. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Thomas More R. C. Church, on Tuesday, July 27. Burial followed at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery in Flushing, Queens, N.Y.