Obituary: Frances Daur


Frances Daur

Lifelong resident Frances Ethel Daur (Martin), 95, of Greenwich, CT passed away on Oct. 1, 2018. Frances was born on April 13, 1923 in Greenwich. She was the daughter of the late John Martin and Ethel Haggerty Martin, her pre-deceased sister, Catherine (Kay) Carmichael, wife of the late Francis John Daur aka “Franky Good Guy.”

Frances is survived by her son Mark Francis Daur, daughter Mary Lynn Frances Daur, granddaughter Amanda Frances Sokolski and husband Kevin Sokolski and grandson Sean Patrick Daur.

A well-known lifelong Greenwich resident, she worked as an X-ray technician Greenwich Radiological Group. She also volunteered at Nathaniel Witherell and Meals on Wheels, as well as an active member of the Greenwich Hibernian Association. Family roots in Greenwich predate the Civil War. Great-grandfather James Haggerty was the proprietor of the original Horseneck Tavern on Greenwich Avenue. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living Greenwich resident who served in the Civil War. Frances will forever be remembered as a hard-working, passionate woman who was willing to help others in need. Her friends and family were the fortunate recipients of her Irish soda bread. Her stories of traveling abroad to Ireland and visiting the Blarney Stone will forever be missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 6 at St. Mary’s Church, followed by entombment in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours were Oct. 5 at the Fred D. Knapp & Son Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131.

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