Obituary Policy

The Greenwich Sentinel publishes obituaries at no charge. We do, however, edit them to conform to our standards and style.

An obituary acknowledges loss and celebrates the joy of a person’s life and the gift of having known them as a part of our lives. It enlists the community, whose support is needed and appreciated.

If you would like more guidance, please click here, Obituary Submissions, for a guide to preparing a remembrance.

Please send obituaries to The Editor, Greenwich Sentinel, 1 River Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807, go to, or e-mail them to

Be sure to provide the name and phone number of a family member, so that we can call to clarify information or request further details. We ask also that you include the name and contact information of the designated funeral home.

Obituary: Douglas Briggs

Douglas J. Briggs, 77, of Ormond Beach, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2020 in his home and surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by his daughters, Debra Briggs and Amber Butch, his son-in-law, Joseph Butch, his sister, Nancy DeBolt, his grandsons, Anthony Fernandez and Camren Hale, his granddaughters, Charlotte Butch and Amelia Butch, and his life partner, Joanne Briggs. read more...

Obituary: Karl Lange

Karl Dommerich Lange, 67, devoted brother of Gusty, aka Jean C., Lange and Mary Louise Lange, died on April 23, 2020 in Stockbridge, Mass. He was the son of Jean Dommerich Lange of Greenwich, CT and Colonel Herman Walter Wright Lange of Fort Belvoir, Md. He was a resident of Southport, CT and for the last 15 years, of Stockbridge, Mass. He graduated from Greenwich Country Day School, Phillips Exeter Academy, and Yale University, and received a law degree from University of Virginia. Karl’s brief marriage ended in divorce. read more...