Kathryn Ann van Renesse of Bridgeport, whose mother, Carol Morehouse Jones was from Darien, died Saturday, March 24, at her home, surrounded by her family, after a battle with breast cancer. Mrs. van Renesse, 65, was the wife of Diederik van Renesse.
Born Feb. 6, 1947, in Stamford, she was the daughter of William F. Jones and Carol Morehouse Jones. Mrs. van Renesse was a direct descendant of Elder William Brewster, a signer of the Mayflower Compact, and Cotton Mather, the renowned Pilgrim preacher. She was a graduate of Moravian Seminary for Girls and Cornell University School of Nursing.
After her marriage to Mr. van Renesse in 1971, she spent 15 years in school nursing at Rumsey Hall School in Washington, Conn., Miss Hall’s School, in Pittsfield, Mass., and Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, Conn., and over 20 years as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department at the Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.
read moreObituary: Kathryn Ann van Renesse, 65, active in Bridgeport, member of Darien’s Morehouse Family