NEW CANAAN, Conn. —There will be a service in celebration of the life for Eleanor (Nell) Angle Richmond, 95, who died on Oct. 24, days short of her 96 birthday, on Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in New Canaan, Conn.
She was born in Rochester, NY and married Thomas T. Richmond in 1938. They were long-time residents of New Canaan, Conn., Bridgewater and Lake Wales, Fla.
Nell, a strong advocate for women’s education, attended The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry N.Y., from which she graduated in 1934 and where she served as a Trustee and Director of the Alumnae Association for many years. She graduated from Smith College and served as both her class representative and President of the Alumnae Association.
Nell was a member of the Country Club of New Canaan, the Woodstock, VT Country Club, Mountain Lake, FL and the US Senior Women’s Golf Association. She was an enthusiastic volunteer for many organizations including the New Canaan Sewing Group, The Gardeners, and the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan. She also won awards for her needlepoint works.
She is survived by her five daughters Ann Jennings of Columbia SC, Kate Trotman of Key Biscayne, Florida, Carol Orgain of Strafford, Vermont, Janet Richmond of North Hollywood CA and Sarah Gray of Pittsfield, Vermont. She leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and her brother George Angle of Rochester NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063.
This obituary first appeared in the November 1, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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