STAFFORD--Sidney Bacon, died in her home in Brookhaven, Long Island, NY on April 1 after a brief illness with cancer. She was born on November 30, 1935 in New York. Sidney was the daughter of financier F M Bacon III and famed photographer Toni Frissell, one of the first woman photo journalists in WWII. She continued in her mother's footsteps as a successful professional photographer. Sidney graduated from Foxcroft boarding school where she was an accomplished horse woman. She lived most of her life on Long Island growing up in the idyllic community of St. James, Long Island, NY. Sidney bred show dog dachshunds and was active in the show circuit as both a presenter and a judge. She was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dachshund Club of America. Sidney was generous with both her time and her involvement in the Birch Family Camp for children and families living with HIV/AIDS, diabetes and homelessness. Her loving nature and generosity will be missed by everyone who knew her well. Sidney is survived by her son, Montgomery Brookfield, her daughter Brent Loyer, her brother Varick Bacon, and eight grandchildren. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 o'clock at the Episcopal Church in St James, LI. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Birch Society in memory of Sidney Stafford (www.oneheartland.org). Please designate online contributions to Sidney's program that she has supported for so many years. Donations can also be mailed to: Birch Family Camp c/o One Heartland, 2101 Hennepin Ave., Ste. 107 Minneapolis, MN, 55405. For questions or to make a donation over the phone, please call One Heartland at 1-800-724-HOPE.
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Published in The New York Times on Apr. 4, 2011