Mary Cogswell Kaufmann, a 65-year resident of Darien, died on Friday, March 21 in Darien. Born on January 21, 1918 in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Lee Cogswell. She was 96.

Mrs. Kaufmann graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1939 with a B.S. degree in English. She was a voracious reader, gardener, cook, bridge player and world traveler with her many friends whom she adored.

Mrs. Kaufmann is survived by her three children, Robert C. Kaufmann of Silver Spring, Md.; Susan K. Harris of Rowayton; William R. Kaufmann of Newnan, Ga. and eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Kaufmann, who she married in 1949.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 11 at 10 at St. Luke’s Parish, 1864 Post Road, Darien.

Memorial contributions may be made to Person-to-Person, 1864 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820.