Anne H. P. Root
Anne Hoagland Plumb Root, 43, of Avon, Conn., died December 17 at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn., following a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer.
Born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., she grew up in Princeton, where she was a graduate of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.
She was a graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
She was an investment banker and finance editor in New York City before settling in Avon, where she became a PTO member at the Pine Grove Elementary School and member of Saint James Episcopal Parish in Farmington.
An active sportswoman who loved sailing, horseback riding, and skiing, she spent her summers in East Orleans on Cape Cod, where she was an officer of Namequoit Sailing Association.
Predeceased by her father, Robert J. Plumb Jr., she is survived by her mother, Anne Plumb Kelsey, and step-father, John L. Kelsey; her husband, Todd Root; three children, Hayley, Robert, and Henry; a brother, Robert Plumb of Wellesley, Mass.; a step-sister, Grayson Hardman; and a step-brother, Jonathan Kelsey.
The funeral service was December 23 at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford. Burial was in Hartford's Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc., Unionville, Conn.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Anne P. Root Trust For Children, c/o Saint James Episcopal Church, Farmington, Conn.
Melania Koziol, 91, of Princeton, died December 18 at Princeton Care Center of respiratory complications.
Born in Lysiecz, Poland, she survived three years of forced habitation in Kazakhstan, Siberia, during World War II with her husband, an exiled international lawyer. Her post-war travels took her to Iran, then England, and finally the United States in 1951. She spent most of her adult life in Franklin Park before moving to Princeton five years ago, where she lived with her cousin, Ron Oberleitner, and his family.
Her interests included gardening, reading, cooking, teaching and travel.
Predeceased in 1984 by her husband, Tadeusz, she is survived by two younger sisters, Sozia of Poland and Mecia of England.
A Funeral Mass was held December 23 at St. Paul's Catholic Church.