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Lenore (Lea) Chaice Mintz
Lenore (Lea) Chaice Mintz, 94, wife of the late Lewis R Mintz, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 virus at Ridge Crest at Meadow Ridge in Redding, Ct. Lea is survived by her three sons, Richard and his wife Barbara, Alan and his wife Pam, and Douglas and his wife Elaine, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Though born in New York, Lea was a long time resident of Norwalk and was active in her community volunteering for educational and political organizations such as the Bayer Corp, the United Way and the Urban League of Southwestern, Ct . Lea served as chairman of the Norwalk Board of Education from 1966-1972 and was instrumental in starting Norwalk Community College. From 1953-1970 Lea ran the Welcome Wagon of Norwalk and then worked in human resources for the Golden Door, a personal placement firm. In 1992 she devoted her time to Family & Children's Agency as their Community Relations Consultant. As the recipient of numerous awards she valued and loved her family and her community most of all.

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Published in The Hour on Apr. 24, 2020.
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April 29, 2020
Cousin Lea was a very warm person who always showed a sincere interest in my life and activities whenever we met up. She genuinely enjoyed people and never seemed to have an unkind work about anyone. I will never forget all her beautiful knitted handiwork. She made an unsolicited and exquisite tennis sweater for me when I was in high school, which I truly treasured and wore with pride. When I gave her one of my small paintings as gift, she was so thrilled, and every time I saw her after that, she made a point to comment on how much she appreciated it and the pleasure she gained from seeing it on her wall...so gracious and kind of her. My sincere condolences to the entire Mintz family on your loss.
Lisa Leah Haut
April 29, 2020
NCC's 50th Anniversary Celebration @ MeadowRidge
Judy deArmas
April 29, 2020
Rich, Barbara and the Mintz Family,

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. May beautiful memories live on in your hearts.

Rich and Liz Powers
April 28, 2020
I was heartbroken to hear about Lea's passing from covid-19 at her residence. I met Lea in 1988 when she donated money for the Job Fair I was organizing at Norwalk Community College. I worked with Lea on helping to organize the details of Norwalk Community College's 50 year celebration at Meadow Ridge. What a fabulous affair that was! We worked on many other events together as well. How she hated to miss the annual legislative breakfast at the College when she stopped driving! We have spoke many times over the years. She was a beautiful person, inside and out! She will be missed by all who knew her. Sending my deepest condolences to her family.
Judy deArmas
Judy deArmas
April 28, 2020
Dear Richard and family,
We are so sad to hear of your mom's passing. This Covid 19 is such a terrible and scary virus. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sabrina and Mark McGehee
April 27, 2020
Dear Richard, Alan, and Doug,

It is with great sadness that I send my condolences to you and your families. As a family, we have so many fond memories and smiles of Cousin Lea, (actually the entire family affair) from Milford, Goodspeed Playhouse, a good game of Scrabble, though Cousin Lea had her own rules, or enjoying a meal together. Distance never separated that special relationship with Cousin Lea who I respected, admired, and loved.

Love, Cousin Janet Fiore Tennant, Oroville, California
April 26, 2020
I was so saddened to hear of Lea's contracting the Covid19 Virus at her senior care home. My condolences to all the family.
Cousin Lea, was always a centerpiece of our 4th of July celebrations. A special day for her in particular- it was she and Lew's wedding anniversary after all! When Lew was no longer alive to celebrate with her, it continued to be a very personal way to bring her family and cousins together to be with her on their very important day.
What stands out to me personally about Lea was her genuine warmth and ability to let people know she cared about them, regardless of time. I will always remember this innate quality of hers, fondly.
Moss Kashmann
Margaret Moss Kashmann
April 26, 2020
Dear Mrs. Mintz greeted us when we moved to Norwalk and assisted my mother's entrance into nursing school. Mom graduated at the top of her class at the JM Wright RN Nursing Program and Mrs. Mintz was at graduation to offer congratulations. Thank you, so much, Mrs. Mintz, may your family be warmed by tender memories and the inspiration that she gave so freely.
Larry Porricelli
April 26, 2020
My deepest sympathy to all the family. Lea was my dear friend here at Meadow Ridge. We worked together many years on the NCC courses which Lea started here and on the Scholarship committee. She was a dynamo! Long will she be in memory, mine and many others in Meadow Ridge,
Joyce Weiser
April 26, 2020
My deepest sympathy to all the Mintz family.
Love, Cousin Ruth
Ruth Fiore
April 25, 2020
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I have many happy memories of time in Lea's company, and she will surely be missed by me, and no doubt many, many others. - Marge Kashmann
Marjorie Kashmann
April 25, 2020
One of my special memories. We went to see a play and had lunch afterward.
Dear Richard, Alan and Douglas,
My heart is so heavy since learning about your Mom's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of our families over the years. Although, I live in California I always kept in touch with Cousin Lea. I would visit whenever I came east. She was a remarkable person.
Lauren (Fiore) Pond
April 25, 2020
We are sad to hear of Mrs. Mintz' passing. Many condolences to the Family.
April 24, 2020
Your Mom will stay with us all through wonderful memories! When visiting my parents at Meadow Ridge Lea always came over to say "Hi", she considered us part of her family.
Shelley Isenberg Horne
April 24, 2020
I just read about the passing of your mom in the Norwalk Hour. Please know I send all of you and your families my condolences.
She was the last of a generation.
Susan Glazer Shields
Susan Glazer Shields
April 24, 2020
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom.She was a great lady; she made the world much brighter through all her work in the community. I was enriched by her friendship.
April 24, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Lisa Ingrassia
Lisa Ingrassia
April 24, 2020
Richard, Barbara, Zach, Sarah and family
So very sorry to hear of your loss of your dear mom and grandmother. May she Rest In Peace and all of you be comforted by wonderful memories.
With Love Patty and Bob Cimitile
Patty Cimitile
April 24, 2020
She was a bright, very friendly woman. We went to the University of Bridgeport at the same time
She will be sorely missed
raquel Stabinski-Leib
April 24, 2020
Sad to hear of her passing, knew Lea thru FCA for many years ,as well as her visits to the farm ,may her family know she was well loved by many and may they find comfort in memories left behind sincerely Donna Benz
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