Lucy Whitney CLARK
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.
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Always remember Lucy’s beautiful infectious smile. Great person. Happy to have known her.
Jacqueline Jacquemin
Coworker
August 30, 2020
My condolences to Sarah and Doug and all of Lucy's family. Fairfield Road in West Hartford CT in the 1950s wasTHE neighborhood and Lucy was one of the many neighborhood moms. Growing up in that neighborhood, I always remembered Lucy for her smile and good cheer. We had lots of good fun and fond memories.
Vincent Ferlini
September 9, 2010
My condolences to the family. I have many fond memories of dinner parties with Lucy and Len
and other close friends from Immanuel.
Fred Stoll,Green Valley, AZ.
September 6, 2010
I had the pleasure of working with Lucy at CIGNA. She always had a wonderful smile on her face and everyone loved her. I was both sad and happy to arrange her retirement party. We hated to see her leave. She will be missed but I am sure her family have many happy memories to comfort them at this sad time.
Jackie Jacquemin
September 6, 2010
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