Obituary: Melinda Lee Young, 73, formerly of Darien

Melinda Lee Young
Melinda Lee Young

Melinda Lee Young, age 73, of Sarasota, FL, and a longtime resident of Darien, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2018.

Melinda was born November 22, 1944, in Bayside, NY to Dr. Marcus Lee and Genevieve Lee. She was a graduate of Bayside High School and Mount Ida College in Newton MA. Melinda worked for the Continental Can Company in New York City for a number of years, and for Dr. Kenneth Young Jr. DDS.

She was a loving and hardworking mother of her two daughters, Hilary and Amanda. She was a longtime member of Norwalk Yacht Club and Roton Point.

Melinda truly loved her summers in Rowayton, playing tennis, bird watching, volunteering for the Rowayton River Ramble, and attending church services at the United Church of Rowayton.

Her true joy was spending time with her daughters and four grandchildren: Declan, Finley, Saylor, and Tucker who all affectionately referred to her and will always remember her as “Meme.” She was the most devoted and loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

Melinda is survived by her two daughters, and their husbands, Hilary Lee Tracy and Tim Tracy, and Amanda Lee Duggins and Chip Duggins, her four grandchildren, Declan Tracy, Finley Tracy, Saylor Duggins and Tucker Duggins, and her brother and sister Wilfred Lee and Cynthia Townsend.

A service will be held for Melinda at the United Church of Rowayton on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the United Church of Rowayton, 210 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT 06853.