Constance (Tiggi) Cookson of San Diego, California, formerly of Darien, died on June 21, following a brief illness. She was 66 years old. Ms. Cookson  was born in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts to the late Albert E. and Constance (Buckley) Cookson.

She graduated Darien High School in 1968, and then obtained masters degrees at George Washington University in Latin American studies and World Affairs. Ms. Cookson was a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras for several years after college and taught nutrition to expectant mothers and new mothers. She was employed many years as claims administrator for the Social Security Administration in New York and San Jose, California.

Ms. Cookson enjoyed world travel, helping others, and attending college courses. She is survived by her brother William (Mary) of Stamford and nephews Thomas and Christopher. Burial will be private.

— by The Darien Times