Glenys  Pinchin

Obituary of Glenys Pinchin

Glenys Pinchin (74) of New Canaan, CT, died peacefully in her home on January 14th surrounded by her family. Glenys was born in England on May 29, 1948 to Phyllis and Ernest Widger.  She lived in England and Wales in her youth and earned a first class degree at London University. In the early 1980’s, she moved to New Canaan with her family and had lived there ever since. 

Glenys was a lover of books, classical piano, Pink Floyd, gardening, and especially her dogs. She cherished the daily walks with her dogs at Cranbury Park. In her earlier life, she was a keen tennis player at The Lake Club known for her powerful serve and swinging volleys. Glenys was also a member of The Country Club of New Canaan and EATS. 

Glenys loved every aspect of holiday celebrations. She brought joy to her family and friends throughout the years with all manner of decorations, celebrations, and thoughtful touches. It was Christmas time where she really shone, providing incredible cooking and festivity during Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. 

Of the many special things about Glenys, her loyalty, kindness, generosity, and her desire to give back really stood out. She volunteered for The Boys and Girls Club in Stamford as a homework helper for many years. She also enjoyed helping to place dogs in homes with The Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue. In addition, she donated to charities too numerous to count. 

Glenys is survived by her husband, David Pinchin of Rowayton, CT, her devoted children, Clare Passaro (Chris) of Wilton and Ben Pinchin (Kasey) of New Canaan, and her beloved grandchildren, Maddy (13), Sophie (10), Will (8), Elsie (8), Penny (6), Wynne (4), and Charlie (2).  

There will be a private celebration of her life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue or a Cancer charity of your choice.  

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