Obituaries: Charles Anthony Lamb, Beverly Jean Barrie Lamb
July 4, 1924 to February 6, 2015
Beverly Jean Barrie Lamb
April 30, 1927 to February 3, 2015
Beverly & Tony Lamb, who celebrated 63 years of marriage on February 2nd of this year, died three days apart in Redding CT, Beverly on February 3rd and Tony on February 6th.
Beverly Jean Barrie Lamb, the daughter of Alan and Bernice Barrie, was born April 30, 1927 in Los Angele, CA. A fourth generation Californian, Beverly shared many fond memories growing up in Ross, a small town in Marin County near San Francisco. She was a rare combination of beauty and brains, attending The Branson School and going on to graduate with a degree in History from The University of California, Berkeley, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and also homecoming queen. Beverly briefly modeled for iconic San Francisco department store I. Magnin before moving to the New York area with her family and continuing her career.
Charles Anthony Lamb, “Tony” was born on July 4, 1924 in New York City. The son of Karl and Peggy Lamb, he grew up in Tenafly, NJ as part of a family deeply involved in the world of art and design. Tony shared that appreciation and also developed his own profound love of nature, the outdoors and animals. He joined the Boy Scouts, where his passion for the outdoor life blossomed under the guidance of an old family friend, Daniel Carter Beard, a founder of the Boy Scouts of America.
Tony later attended The Taft School, graduating with the class of 1942. He would go on to attend The University of Virginia where he joined St. Anthony Hall, the Fraternity of Delta Psi. After a year at UVA, Tony enlisted in the US Navy and became a carrier pilot. He was commissioned just prior to V-J day and ended his naval career as an ensign. He returned to college, this time at Yale, and graduated with a degree in Engineering as a member of Yale's storied Class of 1945W (for "war time").
Beverly and Tony met during a ski weekend in Vermont. They were married in Darien but soon relocated to Pontiac, MI where Tony began work for The Ford Motor Company. They would later return to Darien when Tony began his career in strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions for Olin Matheson. He ended his career as VP, Director of Strategic Planning for Allied Signal Corporation in Morristown, NJ, where he oversaw the integration of acquired companies.
Beverly and Tony lived in Darien for 57 years, raising two daughters and an endless stream of dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, rodents and reptiles. Beverly was a longtime member of The Junior League and also spent many years volunteering with the Children’s Aid Society and Family Services of Fairfield County. She took endless delight in her grandchildren, Charlie and Ella, and in making her home and gardens a beautiful sanctuary for her family and friends.
Bev and Tony enjoyed many years as members of Wee Burn Country Club. Additionally, Tony, an avid sportsman, was a longtime member of The Campfire Club of America. He spent many happy days at Wee Burn and Campfire shooting trap and skeet, both for fun and competition. A devout fisherman from his earliest days, Tony waded many streams and rivers or headed south to deeper seas, often with great friends; but, to be sure, some of his happiest hours were spent blissfully alone on Long Island Sound in his Boston Whaler.
Bev and Tony are survived by their daughters, Ashley Lamb Fischer and Susan Condie Lamb both of Wilton; their son-in-law Keith Stephen Fischer; and their two grandchildren, Charles A. L. Bartlett and Ella C. L. Bartlett. Other survivors include Tony’s sister Barea Lamb Seeley, brother-in-law Fred Seeley, Bev’s brother, Alan A. Barrie Jr., and his wife Nancy.
Bev and Tony were predeceased by a son, Charles Anthony Lamb Jr., who was known as Tony. A celebration of their lives will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel at St. Luke’s Church, 1864 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 or via their website or by phone @ 1-800-473-4636
Contributions may also be directed to the Taft School for scholarship support in memory of Charles "Tony" Lamb '42 and mailed to the attention of: Christopher Latham, Director of Development, Taft School, 110 Woodbury Road, Watertown, CT 06795