Friday, July 12, 2024


Florence Dohanos, 83

Florence Marie Dohanos, a lifelong resident of Westport, died June 24. She was 83.

She was born in Norwalk on June 12, 1935, the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Sadowski) Klemish. 

She was a 1953 graduate of Staples High School and worked for the Town of Westport first in the Town Clerk’s Office and then for the Parks and Recreation Department. She was an avid painter and she loved the outdoors, especially the beach.

Survivors include three daughters: Karen Clark and her husband Kevin of Westport, Linda Dohanos of Sandy Hook, Jennifer Dohanos of Fairfield, one brother: William Klemish and his wife Marilyn of Parrish, Florida, and two granddaughters: Eleanora and Tatiana Gillchrist. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Antoinette Rideg.

The family will receive friends on Sunday July 1 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East. A memorial service will be held immediately following in the funeral home. 

Contributions in memory of Florence may be made to either the Connecticut Audubon Society online at or by mail to the Connecticut Audubon Society 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 or to the Friends of Sherwood Island State Park, PO Box 544, Westport, CT 06881.

Condolences for the Dohanos family may be left online at http://www.harding

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