Mary Aldrich


4:00 pm - 8:00 am
Monday, March 18, 2024
Hoyt Funeral Home
199 Main St
New Canaan, Connecticut, United States


11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
St Aloysius Church
21 Cherry Street
New Canaan, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Mary D Aldrich

Mary D. Aldrich “Grammy”, 73, of New Canaan, CT passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, with her daughters by her side. Mary was a longtime resident of New Canaan. Born June 14th, 1950 in Westport, CT, Mary was the daughter of Maria Caruso D’Amico and Anthony D’Amico. “Little Mary” was the youngest of eleven D’Amico children, a spot she held proudly. In 1970 she graduated with an Associate’s Degree from Sacred Heart University.


Mary loved her community deeply and took great pride in participating in various facets locally. She contributed actively and socially to the community she held so dear. Some of her favorite activities included Encore, President of the St. Aloysius PTA, member of the St. Aloysius Church Board, many hours of volunteering at St. Aloysius Church including; RCIA, Emmaus and teaching Religious Education to elementary and middle school children.


Mary was an avid tennis player, Zumba dancer, Pilates enthusiast and beach-goer. Mary’s intimate Rosary group was an integral piece of her Faith and her standing appointment on Saturday mornings. She was also frequently found in her kitchen cooking for her beloved nieces, nephews, siblings, Priests and friends. Her most precious daily activities included attending her beloved grandchildren’s games, recitals and school functions. Her children and grandchildren were her whole heart. When she wasn’t bouncing around New Canaan and Fairfield County, Mary’s favorite destination was her special home in Vero Beach, FL. The sun and sand gave her a sanctuary that brought her much peace.


Mary is survived by her spouse Michael Aldrich; her three daughters, Courtenay (Kevin) Brown and children Reid, Taylor & Adeline of Cary, North Carolina; Meredith (Richard III) Bagley and children Anabelle & Sadie of Trumbull, CT; Alexandra (Michael) Spellman and children Lucy & Greer of Darien, CT. She is also survived by her sisters Ester D’Amico, Josie D’Amico both of Westport, CT and Geri (Jack) Stauss of Fairfield, CT; her brothers Peter (Irene) D’Amico and Anthony D’Amico both of Westport, CT as well as her many adored nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her former husband William J. Duplex of Florida.


Her constant generosity and thoughtfulness will be especially missed. Many will also miss catching her during daily 7am Mass at St. Aloysius, her walks down South Ave or at some of her favorite hot spots in town.


Visitation will take place on Monday, March 18th from 4-8pm at Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main Street, New Canaan, CT. A Mass will be held to celebrate Mary’s life on Tuesday, March 19th, 11:00am at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, 21 Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT.


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