Jean H. Whittingham
Long Time Stamford Resident
Jean H. Whittingham passed away peacefully at New York Presbyterian Hospital on October 12, 2012. A patriotic citizen and long time resident of Stamford, Connecticut, Mrs. Whittingham was born in Jamaica, West Indies, the daughter of the late Edgar B. and Miriam T. Rodgers.
Mrs. Whittingham had a successful career working at the United Nations, where she was ultimately responsible for broadcasting in several regions of the world. Mrs. Whittingham was the owner of the Stamford based C.A.W.L. Developments, Inc., involved in consulting, investments, real estate development and management services. Along with her late husband and most recently with her sons, the Whittingham Family Foundation supported many causes within Fairfield County, CT.
In 1997, Norwalk Hospital opened the C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Cancer Center to which the foundation has recently pledged significant support to the planned expansion. In 2001, the C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Pavilion for Specialty Care opened at Stamford Hospital, to which Mrs. Whittingham has continued to support. In 2011, the
opened their regional office in the Whittingham Family Building in Norwalk, CT.
Mrs. Whittingham, along with her late husband, have supported many efforts to enhance health care, in Fairfield County as well as at the University of the West Indies. In addition, Mrs. Whittingham and her family have supported the Stamford Theater for the arts and many local charities.
Mrs. Whittingham is survived by her two sons and their wives, Andrew and Robyn; and Michael and Terran; two grandsons, Adam and Paul; sister, Marjorie Philips; brother William B. Rodgers; sister-in-laws Joyce and Daisy Whittingham; and Norma Rodgers; along with several nieces and nephews. She was also sister to the late Edgar Rodgers and Pamela Rodgers.
Calling hours are 6 - 8 PM on Thursday, Oct. 18th at Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. Church service at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 19th at the First United Methodist Church of Stamford, 42 Cross Rd., Stamford, CT.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital, Stamford Hospital or the Regional Chapter of The
in Norwalk CT.
Published in The Hour from October 14 to October 17, 2012