Mildred O. Weeks, 99, formerly of Rye Brook, died June 1, 2014 after being critically injured in a fall following a concert of sacred music in Greenwich the previous evening.
She received treatment at the critical care unit of Stamford Hospital where she was lovingly attended by immediate family, a lay minister and her pastor at the time of her passing.
She was born Dec. 31, 1914 in the Bronx to Jasper F. and Florence S. Odell. Her father served as a New York City firefighter.
Along with her parents and older brother and sister, she moved to rural Bayport, Long Island in 1917.
One of her lifelong childhood memories was of neighbors running out of theirs homes upon hearing the non-stop scream of a train whistle to signal the end of World War I.
As a child, she studied piano and ballet and was captain of Islip High School's championship basketball team when she graduated on June 22, 1931 at age 16.
Upon graduation from business school, she celebrated with another young lady in her class by taking a cruise to Cuba.
Returning to Long Island during the depths of the Great Depression, she considered herself fortunate to be hired by a local attorney at a salary of $15.00 for a five-and-a-half-day work week.
After relocating to Rye Brook in 1957, she was employed as a legal secretary in Greenwich, first for the firm of Hirschberg, Pettengill & Strong and then at Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara.
In the 60s, she also taught a Greenwich Adult Continuing Education typing class.
Later, at Cummings & Lockwood, she used her extensive paralegal skills to manage the Real Estate Department at the Stamford office until her retirement in 1984.
Mrs. Weeks was raised in Islip and loved swimming at Long Island's fine beaches.
In the 1940s she and her husband took overnight yacht trips throughout the region.
In the 1960s, she was an outstanding team bowler at Pickwick Lanes and played tennis into her 70's.
She had a passion for music and regularly attended choral and instrumental concerts, in particular those of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra.
At home, she took great pleasure in entertaining friends and playing the piano if pressed.
She especially appreciated the music at her beloved First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich where, in retirement, she volunteered as a music librarian.
She actively participated in women's programs and delighted in the fellowship at church each Sunday until the last.
Mrs. Weeks enjoyed traveling throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Europe, the British Isles, Central and South America and, for her 90th birthday, cruised the Caribbean.
For many years, she was an active member of the Greenwich Travel Club.
She enjoyed participating in the G. R. E. A. T. S. and appreciated the enrichment of Greenwich Senior Center programs.
As recently as last summer, she could be seen enjoying rides on the Island Beach ferry.
She was a devoted bridge player who always showed a competitive spirit and continued to enjoy the game well into her 90's along with her caregiver, Mia Fahey.
Until the end of her life, she was an avid Scrabble and Dominos player and worked crossword puzzles daily.
Her keen sense of humor and enthusiasm for life were contagious.
Mrs. Weeks is survived by her daughter Marilyn and son-in-law Theodore Jurkops of Lancaster, Va. and daughter Nancy and son-in-law Michael Finlay of Greenwich.
She is also survived by her two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service at the Anderson Chapel of First Presbyterian Church, 1 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Presbyterian Church, Greenwich or the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra.
Emelina Suarez, 102, died June 9, 2014.
She was born in Cuba and then immigrated to Spain before coming with her family to the United States in 1980. They settled in Port Chester and have lived in the village ever since.
Emelina is the beloved wife of the late Juan, cherished mother of José, Irene and Oscar, loving grandmother of Kirsten and Oscar (Debbie) and great-grandmother of three.
She was interred at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye next to her husband.
Gary W. Jackson, 58, of White Plains, father of Port Chester and Rye Brook residents, died suddenly and peacefully on June 5, 2014 with his beloved wife by his side.
He was born Nov. 26, 1955 in Mt. Vernon to Frances Signorelli and Alan F. Jackson.
For the past 10 years he worked as an I. T. Systems Engineer at UBS.
On Dec. 2, 1995 he married Marie Elena in Pound Ridge.
Besides his wife Marie and mother Frances, he is survived by his two children: Lindsey Jackson of Rye Brook and Ryan Jackson of Port Chester, two brothers, Robert and Donald, and three sisters: Diane Petili, LuAnne Vilasi and Linda Gonzalez.
He was predeceased by his father Alan and brother Rory.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association.