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Vol. LXII, No. 44
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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Mary C. Coyle

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Mary C. Coyle.

Mary C. Coyle

Mary Cowenhoven Coyle, 91, of Chestertown, Md., formerly of Princeton, died October 25 at Heron Point in Chestertown.

Born in New Brunswick, the daughter of the late Charles T. Jr. and Emily (Rodgers) Cowenhoven, she was the wife of the late Dan D. Coyle.

She attended Miss Fine’s School in Princeton and graduated from Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Conn. She was employed by Town Topics, founded by her husband and her brother-in-law, Donald Stuart.

She was a longtime resident of Princeton, where she spent her childhood and most of her married life. In 1973 she and her husband retired to the house built by her father–in–law in Church Hill, Md. In 2000 she took up residence with her sister and only surviving sibling, Margaretta Cowenhoven, in Chestertown.

She was a member of St. Luke’s Parish in Church Hill, Md. and the Chester River Association.

In addition to her sister Margaretta she is survived by two daughters, Georgiana Evans of Ft. Lee, N.J. and Church Hill, Md., and Margaretta Kildebeck of San Francisco and Church Hill; three grandchildren; four step children; four step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday, November 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Parish in Church Hill, Md. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Chester River Association, 100 North Cross Street, Suite 1, Chestertown, Md. 21620; or to St. Luke’s Parish, P.O. Box 38 Church Hill, Md. 21623.

Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown, Md.

Nora M. Dupraz

Nora M. (Enright) Dupraz, 89, formerly of Princeton, died October 26 at Beverly Hospital, Beverly, Mass.

Born in Princeton, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Nora M. (Goodwin) Enright. She had resided in Princeton until 2007.

She attended St. Paul’s School and Princeton High School, and graduated with a B.S. from Rider University.

She was employed by Opinion Research and Princeton University.

She was an active community volunteer and former president of the St. Paul’s School PTA. For decades, she and her husband, the late Lawrence L. Dupraz, hosted the annual Daily Princetonian reunion. She was affectionately called “information central” as she and her husband kept in touch with 50 years of Daily Princetonian Alumni.

With her husband she traveled to Ireland, England, and France, but most enjoyed her yearly trips to Captiva, Florida, with her grandchildren, and visits to Rockport, Mass.

She was predeceased by her husband and a sister, Mary Ellen Cashel. She is survived by a daughter, Claudia S. Greely of Rockport, Mass. and Bethel, Maine; four grandsons; several cousins, nieces, and nephews; and a dear childhood friend, Katharine Higgins.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, this Friday, October 31. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Paul’s Church, 214 Nassau Street, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

A visiting hour will precede the Mass from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Kimble Funeral Home. Relatives and friends are cordially invited.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Health Care Ministry of St. Paul’s Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton 08542; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Geraldine Boone

Geraldine Livingston Babcock Boone, 86, of Princeton, died October 8 at home. The cause was leukemia. She was the widow of the late Rowan Boone.

She graduated from The Brearley School in New York City and Bennington College. She attended the University of Pennsylvania for graduate school in social work.

Born in New York City, she made her home in Princeton where she committed her life to civil rights, social justice, and humanitarian concerns. She helped organize the Princeton Association for Human Rights, The Youth Employment Service, The Princeton Study Center, and The Child Placement Review Board for abused and neglected children. She was also active with the Juvenile Conference Center during the 1960s and ‘70s.

She received the Winifred Latimer Norman Award from the Unitarian Universalist New York Metropolitan District and the Frances Riker Davis Alumnae Award from the Brearley School. She also received outstanding service awards from the Princeton Area Council of Community Services and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

She is survived by her children, John Boone of Brooklyn, N.Y., Louise Hanson of Chevy Chase, Md., Serena Constantinides of Potomac, Md., Doug Boone of Providence, R.I., and Roger Boone of San Francisco; a sister, Betsy Moulton of Naples, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Church in Princeton on Saturday, November 29 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Mercer Street Friends in Trenton (

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

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