Mary F. Plowden-Wardlaw
Mary F. Plowden-Wardlaw, 105, died on Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Essex Meadows Nursing and rehabilitation center in Essex. Mary was born on February 29, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Sarah (Chapman) Francis and Lewis Witherbee Francis. Mary has been a resident of Brooklyn, NY, Quissett MA, Harbour Island, Bahamas, Vero Beach, FL, and most recently of Nonquitt, MA and Essex, CT.
Mary is a Graduate of Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, NY, 1927; as well as Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 1929. Mary had many passions in life; she was an avid gardener, watercolorist, traveler, and sailor. She was also active in many different organizations such as The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, American Boxwood Society, Garden Club of Buzzards Bay, New Bedford Whaling Museum, and the New Bedford Yacht Club.
Mary leaves a daughter, Sally Stanton Hasted of Wilton, CT; a son, Peter West Stanton of Weston, MA and Harbour Island, Bahamas; two grandchildren, Peter West Stanton Jr. of Stamford, CT and Cornelia Crawford Stanton of Chicago, IL; two step-sons, James Plowden-Wardlaw of NYC and Stephen Wardlaw of Taos, NM; a step-daughter, Emily Stanton Pierce of Townsen, MD; a nephew, John C. Francis of Charlotte, NC; and many step-children and grandchildren, in-laws and cousins. She is predeceased by two brothers, Lewis W. Francis and Jack C. Francis; as well as two former spouses, Otis Cook Stanton and Newell Ormsbee Mason.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Mary's name to The Packer Collegiate Institute, 170 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, and the New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740.
To share a memory of Mary, or to leave a condolence for her family please visit www.rwwfh.com
Arrangements by the Robinson, Wright & Weymer
Funeral Home in Centerbrook.