Mary Frances Slaughter, 86, died peacefully Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at the Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Conn. She had been a resident of Greenwich since 1964.
Mary was born in Kingston May 18, 1922, the daughter of the late Tinsley and Gayle Brown of Richmond. Her grandparents were the late Dr. and Mrs. Tinsley Brown of Hamilton, and Dr. and Mrs. James G. Gartside of Kingston.
Mary grew up in Richmond. Mary Frances and her husband, Eldon, met in the second grade at Richmond Elementary School. They were both 1940 graduates of Richmond High School. She attended Park University in Parkville. Eldon and Mary were married before the end of World War II in March of 1945.
She was a member of The PEO Sisterhood for over 60 years, the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich, Conn., and the Senior Center. Mary Frances was a homemaker for most of her married life. She was employed at Fawcett and CBS Publishing as an accounting clerk for 10 years, retiring in 1984.
In addition to her husband of 64 years, Eldon, survivors include: her son and daughter-in-law, James Slaughter and his wife, Dana, of Kent, Conn.; her daughter and son-in-law, Marcia Woodcock and her husband, Thomas, of Smyrna, Tenn; four grandchildren, her brother-in-law, Arthur Slaughter, of Lee’s Summit (formerly of Richmond); and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
Cremation. Private services were held in Connecticut. Burial will be in Richmond at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family by signing the guestbook at www.norwalkfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home and Crematory in Norwalk, Conn.