NORWALK, Conn. -- Edyce Hornig, a resident of Norwalk, died Wednesday, April 27. She was 89.
She was born Jan.17, 1927, in Danbury and lived there almost all of her life.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Connecticut State Teachers College and her master’s degree from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. She taught school for more than 40 years, first in Leonia, N.J., while briefly living in New York City, and then to illiterate soldiers at Fort Gordon, Ga., while her husband was serving in Korea. She then taught in Easton, and later, for more than 20 years for the Danbury Public Schools, mostly teaching first grade at Park Avenue School. Over the course of her career, she taught hundreds of children and many of their children as well.
She retired in 1992, and afterward she traveled the world, including Hong Kong, Russia when it was still the U.S.S.R., most of Europe, the Caribbean and all over North America. And everywhere she went she made friends. She was a member of the Western Connecticut State University Alumni Association, The Association of Retired Teachers, Danbury Garden Club, Friends of the Danbury Library and Hadassah. For many years, she was involved with Sisterhood through the United Jewish Center and was an avid volunteer, giving back through local organizations including the Danbury Library, Danbury Hospital and Hospice.
She is survived by her daughter Claire Fennessey and her husband Gregory along with their children Joshua and Sarah, of Wilton; and with her son-in-law and his children Alyssa and Jenna of Madison.
She was predeceased by her former husband, Judge Albert H. Hornig; and her daughter Jill Buttrick.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m., at Congregation B’nai Israel Cemetery, Miry Brook Rd., Danbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of The Danbury Library or the Connecticut Humane Society.
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