Wednesday, April 24, 2024


E. ‘Mary Byrne, 87

E. “Mary” Byrne of Westport died July 4 at home following a long illness. She was 87.

The wife of 61 years of Anthony W. Byrne was born on Aug. 18, 1929 in Victoria, British Columbia to the late Stanley and Edith Gill. She was a Westport resident for more than 40 years.

She met Tony in Montreal in 1953 while working as a legal secretary. They married in 1955 in Victoria, British Columbia. 

She was an avid gardener, artist and enjoyed Ikebana flower arranging, which she had a teaching certificate.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her two sons, Peter and his wife Judy of Woodland Hills, California, and Andrew and his wife Lisa of Marshfield, Massachusetts; also by her granddaughter, Mary Rose, and her sister, Anne Graham of Royston, British Columbia.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, July 7 at 11 a.m. at Saint Luke Church in Westport. Interment will be private.

Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard. Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489. 

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