Mildred B. Rowe, a lifelong resident of Darien, died on Friday, Oct. 28, at the Friends Nursing Home in Sandy Spring, Maryland. Born on Oct. 1, 1929 in Queens, New York, she was the daughter of the late August Stegmuller and Mrs. Rowe Meyer Stegmuller.

Mrs. Rowe attended the Sacred Heart Academy in Stamford, and graduated in 1947. She attended Katherine Gibbs School and worked in a management company in Stamford. Mrs. Rowe was a homemaker and was involved with many volunteer activities including St. John Church and in the Darien Public Schools. She was instrumental in starting the St. John Church Visitation Program to assist homebound parishioners providing meals and cleaning services in 1976. Mrs. Rowe was also a lifelong parishioner of St. John R.C. Church. She enjoyed taking trips, walking at the beach, swimming and spending time with her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband Deacon William K. Rowe who she married in 1951. She is survived by her two sons, William K. Rowe, Jr. and his wife Catherine of Olney, Maryland and James A. Rowe and his wife Bella of Houston, Texas; and five grandchildren, Emily, Emma, Jessica, William III and Eve Rowe. She is also survived by one sister, Virginia Jessup of Trumbull.

The family will receive friends at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien on Friday, Nov. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John R.C. Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien.

Memorial donations may be made to the Catholic Charities, 238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06606.

— by The Darien Times