Obituary: John Pearson Hammond, 66, former Darien resident, built Internet companies

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obt-darien-john-hammondJohn Pearson Hammond of Wilton, a former Darien resident who spent part of his life building Internet companies, died on Friday, March 9. Mr. Hammonds, 66, was the husband of Suzanne Simons Hammond.

Born on March 28, 1945, he was the son of the late Carleton and Dorothy Hammond. Mr. Hammond grew up in Darien and Chatham, Mass. He graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., and later earned his master’s of business administration from Columbia University.

Mr. Hammond started his career in the finance department of GMAC in New York City, later leaving to join Phelps Dodge Corp. As an officer of Phelps Dodge, Mr. Hammond was asked to relocate to Arizona, but could not leave his East Coast roots, his family said. He then worked to build and manage the Woodworker Store in South Norwalk. Mr. Hammond spent the rest of his career building hi-tech Internet companies.

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Obituary: William C. Bell, 89, Darien senior center writer, U.S. Army veteran

William C. Bell of Darien, a regular at the Darien senior center and a U.S. Army veteran died Tuesday, March 6, surrounded by his family. He was 89.

Born July 28, 1922, in Stamford, he was the son of the late Abraham Lincoln and Mary Yanik Bell.

Mr. Bell graduated from Darien High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-46, crossing the U.S. by train. When he returned to Darien he worked for the White Tower and Tom Brock Corporations as a purchasing agent, retiring in 1987 after 40 years.

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Obituary: Elizabeth ‘Betty’ W. Gluck, 89, former longtime Darien resident, Glamour editor

Elizabeth “Betty” W. Gluck of Wilton, a former longtime Darien resident, who was an editor with Glamour and other magazines, died Thursday, Feb. 9, with her family at her side. She was 89.

Born on Feb. 13, 1922, in the Bronx, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Anna White.

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Obituary: Charles J. Johnson Jr., 80, Former Darien resident, United Way president

Charles J. Johnson Jr., a former longtime Darien resident, died Thursday, Feb. 2, at his home in Savannah, Ga. Mr. Johnson, 80, was the husband of Chris Johnson.

Born in Jersey City, N.J., he was a graduate of Darien High School, Yale College and Harvard Law School and lived in Darien for nearly 50 years. He was a securities lawyer at the firm Brown & Wood in New York City.

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Obituary: Hazel Sloan Errico, 90, mother of former Darien resident

Hazel Sloan Errico of Norwalk, the mother of a former Darien resident, died Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Notre Dame Convalescent Home in Norwalk, just after celebrating her 90th birthday.

She was born on Jan. 11, 1922, to Guy and Reba Hotchkiss Sloan in Naugatuck. She married Anthony C. Errico in 1946 and was a devoted and cherished wife until his death in 1979, her family said.

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