Elizabeth L. Haney, a longtime resident of New York City, and sister of late Darien resident Patricia Beatty, died on March 29, 2014 at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She was born in New Haven, to the late Charles Vincent Lavery and Elizabeth Agnes (Glassel) Lavery on June 28, 1930. She was 83.

Mrs. Haney graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. She worked in retail at B. Altman and Bergdorf Goodman in NYC for many years. Mrs. Haney was also a museum docent at Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. Mrs. Haney was also a very active member at St. Thomas More Church in NYC.

She is survived by her son Frank Reed Haney of Florida, two grandsons Colin and Paul Haney, and one brother Charlie Lavery of Florida.

A funeral service was held at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, Darien on Wednesday, April 2. Burial followed at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.

— by The Darien Times