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Published 1:06 am, Thursday, February 11, 2010
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Emily Carter

Emily Carter of Darien died Sunday, Jan. 31, at Stamford Hospital after a five-week battle with pneumonia. She was the wife of the late Attorney Aubrey James Carter. She was 92.

Born on Aug. 19, l917, in Greenwich, she was the daughter of the late Catherine and Joseph Podposki of Greenwich and lived in Darien most of her life.

Mrs. Carter graduated from Greenwich High School at 16 and graduated from Simmons College in Boston four years later. She received a master's in business administration from Columbia University, and a master's in education from Connecticut State Teachers' College. She taught in the elementary grades in Rowayton for 15 years. Mrs. Carter was active in her community, volunteering at the Hollow Tree PTO, at a soup kitchen in Stamford, donating more than 1,000 hours hours of her time over the years at St. Josephs Hospital, Stamford, and serving as president of the Fairfield County Simmons College Alumni Club.

Mrs. Carter loved classical music and sang in the choir at St. John Church, Darien, where she was a member since 1952. She also enjoyed sewing and once took a professional sewing course from a tailor in New York City to make her husband a three-piece suit. Mrs. Carter was very proud that she lived in her home in her 90s and enjoyed visits with her family there. She also enjoyed activities at the Darien Senior Center.

Survivors include her children, Penelope Altman of North Scituate, R.I., James Carter of Carlisle, Mass., and Joseph Carter of Greenwich; her siblings, Julia Zieba of Greenwich, Ceil Pretzman of Columbus, Ohio; and grandchildren, Kara and Nathan Altman, David and Aimee Carter, and Aubrey and Clem Carter.

She was predeceased by her brother, Stanley Podposki of Greenwich, and sister, Edna Deck, of Greenwich.

The family had a private Mass of Christian burial at St. John Church and private burial at Spring Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Carter's memory to St. John Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820.

Lora L. Dauk

Lora L. Dauk, wife of Paul P. Dauk, died unexpectedly, surrounded by her family on Sunday, Jan. 31.

Born on May 26, 1941, she the youngest of two daughters to the late Samuel and Rita (O'Brien) Leigh.

Mrs. Dauk graduated from New Canaan High School from there she continued her education graduating with a home economics degree from Marymount College.

She married Paul, her high school sweetheart, settling in Rowayton, where she devoted her life raising a family. She enjoyed the past 11 years residing in Stonington, Conn.

In addition to her husband, survivors include her four children, Paul Dauk Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Monroe, Denise Pitasi and her husband, Thomas, of Waterford, David Dauk of Houston, Texas, and Emily Dauk of Darien; five grandchildren, Molly, Brendan and Shane Dauk and Olivia and Thomas Pitasi; a sister, Lynda Scott of Cleveland, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m. at the Mystic Funeral Home, Route 1, Mystic, Conn. (51 Williams Ave).

Burial will be private and there are no calling hours.

The Dauk family invites you to visit www.mysticfuneralhome.com to share an online message of condolence and directions to the funeral home.

Jack P. Doorlay

Jack P. Doorlay, a retired executive with Avon Products, Inc., died after a long illness on Jan. 28. He was 84.

He was the husband of Susan (Fencil) Doorlay, Mohnton. His first wife, Irene E. (Forry) Doorlay, died in October 1992.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he was educated in Germany and also lived in several foreign countries before coming to the United States in 1952. He spoke seven languages.

He worked for six years in the International Division of the former Textile Machine Works and joined Avon Products of New York in 1958, where he worked for 25 years both in the New York headquarters as well as overseas. He retired in 1983 and then took a position as director of operations with Fairfield Medical Products in Stamford.

Mr. Doorlay was very active in volunteer work and served as commander of the Darien Power Squadron and later as district commander. He is also a past commander of the Stamford Flotilla of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. He served as past president of the Darien Community Concert Association, as harbor commissioner and tax counselor for the elderly.

In 1993 he moved back to Berks County and served two terms as commander of Flotilla 11-02 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He also continued his volunteer work as tax counselor for the elderly.

Mr. Doorlay actively participated in the masters track and field program and won 197 medals, more than 170 of which were gold. He was nationally ranked in the pole vault, long jump, triple jump and javelin throw.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his daughter, Regina A., wife of Peter Schwarz, Munich, Germany; a stepson, Andrew John, husband of Sara Herold, Bloomington, Ind.; and two grandchildren, Anja Irene Schwarz and Anna Herold.

Services were held at Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., in West Reading, Pa. Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Humane Society of Berks Co., 1801 North 11th St., Reading, PA 19604, www.berkshumane.org. Online condolences may be recorded at www.kuhnfuneralhome.com.

Arline Francis Fay

Arline "Arlie" Francis Fay, a Darien resident for more than 50 years, died peacefully at home on Friday, Jan. 29, surrounded by her family.

Born in Belmont, Mass., on Feb. 20, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Osgood Chaffee and Ruth Morgan, and the twin of the late Dinny (Erdene) Smith.

After graduating from Bradford College and a brief business career, Mrs. Fay married and focused on raising her four children and step-daughter. She instilled her love of art, painting, travel, skiing, the beach, reading and animals to all her family. Mrs. Fay was an award-winning artist whose commissioned paintings can be found in private homes around the United States and in Europe.

Locally, she enjoyed her artistic endeavors while painting with fellow artists at the Rowayton Art Center. In the summer you could find Mrs. Fay at the Tokeneke Club where she played tennis, listened to the Sunday jazz, and buried her toes in the sand while enjoying a good book or conversation with longtime friends. Mrs. Fay traveled with her friends and family to all corners of the world. When her grandchildren visited she would pick up an African whittled tribal statue or ivory hand-painted chopsticks and explain their exotic stories.

Mrs. Fay was an avid lover of animals; she enjoyed spending time with her children's dogs, and had a pet squirrel, fat cats and fish alike.

Survivors include Arlie's sister Ruth King of Essex, N.H.; her children, Nicholas Baker Jr. (Clare) of Yorktown, Va., Holbrook Baker of Darien, Allen Fay (Elisabeth) of Bethel, and Ruthie Strother (Jay) of Darien; step-daughter, Nomina Fay of Bradenton, Fla.; nine grandchildren: Laura (Ted), Nic, Brian, Tom and Jenny; Jay, Bob and Lynnie; Jason; many nieces and nephews and her children's dogs, Bowman and Jess.

Mrs. Fay was predeceased by her husband, Sturgis M. Fay, former husband Nicholas Baker, her brother Morgan Chaffee and her sister Erdene Smith.

An art show in celebration of her life will be held in early summer. The family wishes that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to The Rowayton Art Center 145 Rowayton Ave. Norwalk, CT 06853-1444 or the Alzheimer's Association, P. O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.

Douglas Holman MacGarvey

Douglas (Doug) Holman MacGarvey died Feb. 4 at the home of his brother, CMDR Ronald E. MacGarvey (USN Retired) of Duxbury, Mass., in the presence of his family. He was 68.

Originally from Melrose, Mass., Mr. MacGarvey was the son of the late Mildred Holman MacGarvey and George Elliot MacGarvey.

A maritime consultant and former cruise line executive, Mr. MacGarvey was an innovative pioneer in the cruise industry and the founder of two cruise lines, Sea Venture Cruises and Tropicana Cruises. He was a senior vice president with Cunard Line in New York for 13 years, and part of the launch team for Regency Cruises, serving on that company's first executive team, and later serving as president of Miami-based SeaEscape Cruises. During the U.S. Senate hearings on the Jones Act, Mr. MacGarvey testified as an expert witness representing the cruise industry. He was also a partner and president for Cuisine Sous Vide, a Vermont food manufacturing company and founder and president of Royal Tahitian Cruises and International Maritime Group. Earlier in his career, Mr. MacGarvey held positions with TWA in Washington, D.C., and National Airlines in Norfolk, Va., and served a tour in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. MacGarvey had an enthusiastic love of people, especially his family, and sports. He had a passion for the ocean and was an avid sailor and surfer, as well as an accomplished hockey player. He captained the 1959 Darien High School hockey team, played one year of semi-pro hockey in Washington, D.C., and later coached Darien youth hockey. Mr. MacGarvey traveled to Hawaii frequently to surf the "big surf" and as a member of the Virginia Beach Jaycees in the 1960s, helped bring the East Coast Surfing Championships to Virginia Beach, establishing it as an annual event.

Most of all, Mr. MacGarvey delighted in his family.

Survivors include his wife Clarice Bartel MacGarvey of Miami; two sons, Mark MacGarvey of Mt. Ephraim, N.J., (wife Jeannine MacGarvey), and Douglas MacGarvey Jr. of Miami; a daughter, Lisa Michele MacGarvey of Atlanta; two grandchildren Mark Jr., 12, and Samantha MacGarvey, 18; a brother, Ronald E. MacGarvey (wife Dawn) of Duxbury, Mass.; two sisters, artist Georgine Holman MacGarvey (husband Steven Holman) of Dorset, Vt., and Hon. Judith MacGarvey Livingston of Manchester, Vt., a former state legislator; aunt, Dorothy Glenn and cousin, Bonnie Glenn Petralia of Gloucester, Mass.; 10 nieces and nephews and nine grand nieces and nephews.

Mr. MacGarvey attended Frederick College and Old Dominion University in Virginia and is a 1959 graduate of Darien High School in Connecticut.

Services in his memory are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at First Parish Church in Duxbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Darien Community Association (DCA) Darien, Connecticut. Arrangements are being handled by Shepherd Funeral Home in Kingston, Mass.