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Glenda Northrop, 106, Norwalk Native

Glendavere "Glenda" Lovejoy Mehle Northrop, born 106 years ago in East Norwalk, died Wednesday.

Northrop was an active congregant, choir member and Sunday school teacher at the East Avenue United Methodist Church.

She was the last surviving child of Capt. Frederick Frances Lovejoy, former owner of White Rock & Grassy Hammock Oyster Co., and Minnie C. Blydenburgh Lovejoy.

Glenda graduated from Norwalk High School and was employed during the 1920s as a secretary there. Later, she was the office manager of her father's oyster company. She was an active participant in Kidline, a telephone mentoring program at the Norwalk Senior Center that matches senior volunteers with children who are home after school.

She was predeceased by her husband Frances Northrop and her first husband, Homer Mehle; and a brother, stepson and two sisters.

She is survived by her twin sons, Owen Lovejoy Mehle and wife Cheryl of East Norwalk, and Paul Frederick Mehle and wife Suzana of Miami; and stepsons Donald Mehle and wife Pam of California, Alan Mehle and wife Carol of Arizona and Donald and wife Mary Jane of Maine; and five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the East Avenue United Methodist Church, 244 East Ave., with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Audubon Society , 2325 Burr St. Fairfield, CT 06825; Susan G. Komen For the Cure of Breast Cancer, Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309; Waveny Care Center , 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840-6698; or the Norwalk Seaport Association , 132 Water St., South Norwalk, CT 06854-3139.

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