Two Recent Losses

Perrot has sadly suffered the loss of two former employees recently.
Our thoughts and love are with their friends and families.

Jane Van Tassel Crowle
Born September 30, 1928 in Elizabeth , NJ died February 18, 2010. Daughter of the late Leland and Evelyn Van Tassel. She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband of 59 years and best friend, Walter R. Crowle. She is survived by daughters, Nancy Hall Curcio and her husband Sam, Lynn Ann O’Gorman and her husband Paul. Sons, W. Richard Crowle, Jr., and Bruce Allan Crowle and his wife Joanne. Grandchildren, Kimberly O’Gorman Menges, and her husband David, Mark O’Gorman and wife Patti, Matthew O’Gorman and wife Erin, Jason Hall and wife Maureen, Kristin Hall, Daniel Hall and wife Megan, Carrie Crowle Nolen and husband Mike, Adam Crowle and Samantha Crowle. Great-Grandchildren, Erin, Sean and Cara Menges, Maggie and Jack O’Gorman, Audrey Hall, Keller Hall and Caitlyn O’Gorman. Also, her brother Lee Van Tassel of Poughkeepsie, NY. Jane worked as an executive administrative assistant at the Perrot Memorial library in Old Greenwich for thirty eight years and volunteered at the First Congressional Church in Old Greenwich. Jane spent many happy summers surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren by the pool in her backyard and on annual family vacations in Wellfleet, Cape Cod A Memorial service will be held on Monday February 22 at 11a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich, CT 06870. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the First Congregational Church. Arrangements by the Castiglione Funeral Home, Inc. in Greenwich.

[ Published in Greenwich Time on February 19, 2010 ]
Barbara Comeau Bojonell
Barbara Comeau Bojonell, 73, of Old Greenwich, passed away on March 4, 2010. Born in Greenwich, on April 25, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Robert A. and Dorothy (Kenney) Comeau. Barbara attended Greenwich Country Day School, Choate Rosemary Hall and Vassar College. After receiving her B.A. degree in English in 1958, she pursued what became a lifelong passion for travel and adventure by touring throughout Europe and the Middle East with a college classmate. During her travels, Barbara worked on a kibbutz in Israel and later had a small part in a Roger Corman film set in Greece. While in Greece, she met her husband, Brian Bojonell, the manager of the Athens office for Pan American World Airways. She ultimately lived in Athens, Greece, for 14 years before returning to Connecticut. Barbara then worked as a librarian at the Perrot Memorial Library in Old Greenwich from 1978 to 1998. Upon retiring, she again traveled extensively around the world, going to such places as China, Russia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Jordan, Turkey, Panama, Poland and Romania. She also returned to her beloved Greece frequently to visit old friends and familiar stomping grounds. Whenever she was there, she made a point of spending time on the island of Hydra, which held a special place in her heart. Barbara will be fondly remembered for her intelligence and intellectual curiosity, youthful spirit, zest for life, kind and generous nature, and sense of fun. When she was not traveling, one might find her at Tod’s Point soaking up rays with the “Beach Gang”, reading (everything from People magazine to historical biographies), watching the History International channel, doing NY Times crossword puzzles, and dressing up as the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, Elmo or Penguin. An avid Yale football fan, she also loved planning and hosting annual tailgate parties for friends and family to see Yale play Harvard or Princeton at the Yale Bowl in New Haven. Above all else, Barbara cherished the time spent with her family, particularly her daughters, Jennifer and Hilaire, whom she adored. More recently, she expertly assumed the role of doting grandmother to her two young granddaughters, Peyton and Brynne. Barbara was an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind woman; she will be sorely missed by everyone who had the good luck to have her in their lives. She is survived by her two daughters, Hilaire Bojonell, and her husband Martin R. Moeller, Jr. of Corvalis, OR, and Jennifer Korzenik, and her husband Peter of Norwalk; her sister, Jane Coony, and her husband Tom of Washington, DC; her brother, Robert Comeau, Jr., and his wife Joan of Lenox, MA; her nephews, Jonathan Coony, Tom Coony, and Robert Comeau; her nieces, Linda Taben and Jeanne Comeau; and her two granddaughters, Peyton Korzenik and Brynne Korzenik. She was predeceased by her husband, Brian. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, March 12, 2010 at St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854 at 10 a.m. Contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to Friends of Greenwich Point, PO Box 711, Old Greenwich, CT, 06870; tel. 203-987-6712.

[ Published in Greenwich Time on March 9, 2010 ]

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