Helen Marguerite Severance Darnow

September 14, 1929November 7, 2013
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Helen M. Severance Darnow, 84, of New Fairfield, beloved wife of the late William Darnow, passed away peacefully at Filosa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, November 7, 2013.

Helen was born in Lansing, MI, daughter of the late Lyle E. and Catherine (Needham) Severance. She graduated from East Lansing High School and Michigan State University. She was a member of the New Fairfield Congregational Church, New Fairfield Senior Center and the Danbury Garden Club.

She is survived by her daughter Susan Darnow Aspesi and husband Paul of New Fairfield, her son John Darnow and wife Tamara of Superior, Colorado and her son Jamie Darnow and wife Theresa of Greenwich, her brother William Severance of West Grove, PA, her sisters Rosemary Severance of East Lansing, MI and Alice Woodall of Spanish Fort, AL, as well as her six grandchildren: Taylor, Justin and Nicholas Aspesi, Thomas and Alexander Darnow and Grace Darnow and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at New Fairfield Congregational Church, on Saturday morning, November 16, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., with burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the New Fairfield Congregational Church on Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 16, 2013

Helen Marguerite Severance Darnow

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Lisa & Tim Randall

December 5, 2013

We were so saddened to learn of the passing of Helen. We know that the pain you must be feeling now is deep, but hope that it quickly eases, and that your thoughts be filled with all of the happy times you had together. May you hold her memory in your hearts forever.
Right at Home of Greater Fairfield County Staff

Lisa Darnowsky

November 15, 2013

When I think of Aunt Helen the first word that comes to mind is sweetness. She had a way of always making you feel good about yourself with her kind and perceptive words. I am so happy that I was reacquainted with her in recent years.

With my deepest sympathy,

November 10, 2013

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November 9, 2013

Sue , John and Jamie,

Very sad to hear about your loss. I will always remember Helen as a kind and gentle soul.

Cousins Steve and Bonnie

Alan Darnowsky

November 9, 2013

Susan, John, and Jamie:

Sabrina and I are so sorry for your loss. I still remember when your dad dad brought your mom home to meet Grandma. I don't think either one of them understood much of what the other said because Grandma spoke mostly Yiddish and a little heavily accented English and your mom was from the Midwest which was Terra Incognita to grandma. Please accept our sympathies.