Mary Louise Ferguson Kaptain died on Feb. 20. She is survived by her two daughters, Kathleen Snowdon of Madison and Jocelyn Kaptain of Washington, D.C., as well as three grandchildren, Peter Snowdon of Minneapolis, Minn., Ashley Snowdon of Cambridge, Mass. and Nicholas Snowdon of Chicago, Ill. and a sister, Elizabeth Clark of Syracuse, N.Y. Mrs. Kaptain was the wife of the late Stephen P. Kaptain.

Mrs. Kaptain was born in Watertown, N.Y. in 1919, but grew up in Great Neck, Long Island. She was the daughter of the late Roy K. Ferguson, chairman of St. Regis Paper Company. Mrs. Kaptain attended the Principia in St. Louis. She married Stephen Kaptain in 1949 and after living in Texas, Mississippi and Georgia, the couple settled in Jacksonville, Fla. Mrs. Kaptain belonged to both the Ponta Vedra Beach Club and the Timaquana Country Club, and she was president of the Children’s Museum.

The family moved to Darien in 1965. They were long time members of the Wee Burn Country Club, where Mrs. Kaptain was an avid bowler and bridge player. Mrs. Kaptain was also active in the DCA. Mrs. Kaptain last resided at the Atria, in Darien.

Memorial donations may be made in Mary Kaptain’s memory to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.

A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.

—by The Darien Times