CLARK, Lucy Whitney
Lucy Stockwell Whitney Clark died September 2, 2010. She was the widow of E. Leonard Clark, Jr. and the daughter of the late Susan T. and Warren Stockwell Whitney. Born September 4, 1924 and life-long resident of West Hartford, she graduated from Chaffee School in 1942 (now Loomis Chaffee), attended Duke University and graduated from Stratford Junior College in Danville, Virginia. She joined Phi Mu sorority and enjoyed relationships with sisters throughout her life. A survivor of the Hartford Circus Fire, she was saved by a stranger, and Lucy, in turn, led a young boy to safety. She met her future husband at the Aetna where she worked during and after World War II. When her children were older, she worked at the Connoisseur Shop in West Hartford Center and at Connecticut General (now CIGNA). Lucy was a life-long member of Immanuel Congregational Church (attending since age 5) where she taught Sunday school, served on the Board of Education and was a Deacon. She was active in local Republican politics even serving for a time as a Justice of the Peace. Lucy treasured and took pleasure in her family, her friends and their families. Lucy's ready smile and spontaneous laughter, wit and wisdom, engaging personality and exuberance will be remembered and missed. She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Whitney Clark Gerrett and her husband, Robert T. Gerrett, Jr. of West Hartford; her son, Douglas Whitney Clark of Unionville and three grandchildren, Emily Gerrett Calderone (Michael) of Baltimore, MD, R. Teall Gerrett, III (Jennifer) of Portland, ME and Whitney S. Clark of Miami, FL. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, David Buffum, Jr. of Bloomfield and nephew, David W. Buffum of Prudence Island, RI. She is predeceased by her sister, Cynthia Stockwell Whitney Buffum; niece, Ann S. Buffum; and a grandson, Douglas Whitney Clark, Jr. There are no calling hours and services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Book of Remembrance Fund, Immanuel Congregational Church, 10 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105 or to Loomis Chaffee School, 4 Batchelder Road, Windsor, CT 06095 (Attn: Development). Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, West Hartford, has care of arrangements.
Published by Hartford Courant from Sep. 5 to Sep. 7, 2010.