Friday, May 24, 2024


Dora L. Fiddler, 91

Dora Louise (Altamura) Fiddler of Westport died March 30 at Danbury Health Care Center. She was 91.

She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 31, 1921. Following a long and successful career on Wall Street in securities trading and investment banking in the 1940s and 1950s, she retired to devote her time to her family.

A resident of Westport for 47 years, she was active in numerous community service and civic activities, including the Westport Historical Society, Fairfield Women’s Exchange, the Investment Club of Westport and the Fairfield County Hunt Club.

She is survived by her husband of more than 56 years, Capt. Roy E. Fiddler; two children, Maria Leukart and her husband Jay of Monroe, and Edward Fiddler and his wife Terry of Brookfield; three grandchildren, Sarah Kelly and her husband Brian of Fairfield, Ashley Leukart of Monroe. and Timothy Fiddler of Brookfield; and two great-grand children, Connor and Jack Kelly.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, April 4, at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Church, 49 Turkey Hill North, Westport. Entombment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield.

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