Monday, December 11, 2023


Henrietta Harrison, 69

Henrietta Harrison of Fairfield died Oct. 28 at home from a rare form of cancer. She was 69. Image
Henrietta Harrison: marriage and family therapist. Contributed photo

A marriage and family therapist, she maintained a private practice in Westport for more than 20 years, beginning in 1994.

Having worked with hundreds of individuals, couples and families through the years, her special interest was working with couples. She has been credited by many clients with saving troubled marriages and helping divorcing couples maintain the good will necessary for constructive co-parenting following divorce.

She was also known as “the therapist to therapists” as many professionals in her field sought her out for assistance with problems in their own lives.

Jerome T. Spinola, 56

Jerome T. Spinola of Milford, a former Westport resident, died Oct. 27 in Milford Hospital. He was 56.

He was born in Huntington, N.Y. on Aug. 8, 1960 and was the son of Carl and Ann (Beck) Spinola. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a former volunteer firefighter for Ansonia,  and he enjoyed painting.

In addition to his mother Ann, he is survived by three sons: Christopher Spinola, Jessie Spinola and Chris Spinola, three daughters: Cheryl Spinola, Jen Spinola and Samantha Spinola, one brother: Anthony P. Spinola, two sisters: Valerie Spinola and Susan Jones and her husband Craig and several grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 1:30 p.m. in the Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East. Interment will be private. Contributions in memory of Jerry in lieu of flowers may be made to the Ansonia Volunteer Fire Department, 80 Pulaski Highway, Ansonia, CT 06401.

James G. MacDonald, 91

James Gordon MacDonald of Naples, Fla., a former Westport resident, died Oct. 24. He was 91. Image
James G. MacDonald: former CEO of TIAA-CREF. Contributed photo

He was born June 16, 1925 in New York City, N.Y. to Daniel M. and Anne C. MacDonald.

In 1943, he enlisted in the Navy, attending Hobart College Navy V-12 Officers Training Program. As Lt., J.G., he was shipboard in the Pacific until the end of World War II when he returned to Hobart College to finish his degree and remained in the Naval Reserve until 1955.

He was with Liberty Mutual and New York Life until 1956 when he began his 31-year career at TIAA-CREF in New York. He was president of TIAA-CREF from 1979 to 1984 and CEO and chairman of the board from 1984 to 1987 when he retired but remained on the board.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – 44 Imperial Ave. – Westport Woman’s Club ENCORE! Clothing & Accessories Tag Sale
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “MORE Than Words” (last day)
10 a.m. – Westport Library – HTC Vive Virtual Reality Demo
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Art to the Max”
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – United Methodist Church (49 Weston Road) – Trunk or Treat (up to 12 years old)
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Camelot”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

ENCORE Sale Continues Through Saturday Image
Many Westport vogue-to-vintage treasures are back for an encore at the Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Ave., at the club’s ENCORE! clothing and accessories sale. which continues through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For sale are a wide array of slightly used, gently worn woman’s, men’s and children’s clothing, and accessories.  The boutique section will feature special garments. While there, visitors can stop by the Curio Cottage for the half-price sale. All proceeds go to Fairfield County charities. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lorraine Feliciano for

Staples Stymied in FCIAC Boys Soccer Quarterfinals Image
The Staples boys soccer team today staged a torrid second half comeback in the FCIAC quarterfinals at Greenwich. Thomas Nealon knocked in a rebound of Teddy Lawrence’s shot, with just eight minutes to play, knotting the score at 1-1 after the Cardinals had taken a first-half lead. (The Wreckers celebrate Nealon’s goal, in the photo above.) A penalty kick two minutes later put the hosts back on top 2-1. Staples had several chances to draw level again, particularly on Teddy Lawrence’s header with two minutes to play. But the ball skimmed off the top of the crossbar, and Greenwich held on to win. The Cards –- seeded first in the tournament, and ranked No. 16 in the country –- move on, while the eighth-seeded Wreckers now wait for the state tournament, which begins Nov. 8. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Frances Rowland for

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 9 Mortar Rock Road Image
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 9 Mortar Rock Road, off Compo Road South, is in process. Built in 1967, the two-story colonial has 2,316-square feet and is situated on a .52-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for