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Joan Holt Garrity passed away at her home in Redding, Conn., on July 4, 2017.

Born and raised in Rye, she was the youngest of six children. The Garrity family lived on Forest Avenue until 1982.

Joey, as she was called, was often thought of as the quiet one, but her large circle of friends remembers her quick wit, brilliant humor, and warm spirit.

She graduated from St. Margaret’s School in Roanoke, Va. and then continued her education at Bradford College in Massachusetts. After college, she worked in corporate accounting for General Foods in White Plains, and later for LaBatts-USA in Darien, CT.

For the past twelve years, Ms. Garrity worked at Glen Gate Landscape and Design in Wilton, Conn. She was beloved by her colleagues who will miss her “bright and diligent presence.”

A longtime and active member of AA, she worked hard on her own sobriety, and sponsored others in their journeys to recovery. Her family is deeply grateful to the many AA friends who joined with Joan in her remarkable and loving transformation.

Her devotion to animals drew her to ROAR animal shelter in Ridgefield Conn., where she was a steadfast volunteer for many years. 

Joan Garrity is survived by her siblings: Page Lowry of Wilmington, N.C., Sheila Frantz of Boulder, Colo., Adair Garis of Wilton, Conn., Norah Cross of Rehoboth, Mass., and Devin Garrity of Sarasota, Fla.; as well as by her many adoring nieces and nephews.

Donations in Joan Garrity’s memory may be made to ROAR, Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue, 45 South Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877.

Wife: Sylvia Chin 917-375-6065

Edward Gim Ho Chin, a leading aviation attorney, died July 11, 2017. The longtime Rye resident was 69.

Born in Hong Kong on September 9, 1947 he was the son of Harry Shue King Chin and Mary Lo Chin.

After graduating from Xavier High School in 1965, he went on to New York University, from which he received both a B.E. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering. In 1977, he graduated cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. Mr. Chin was also a member of Tau Beta Pi (the national engineering honor society), Eta Kappa Nu (the national electrical engineering honor society), and a recipient of NYU’s Founder’s Day Award. 

Starting off as a research engineer, he had six U.S. patents in navigation, guidance, and landing systems.

He began his legal career at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, became a partner at Hertzog, Calamari & Gleason in 1984, and was a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP from 1999-2009. For over a decade, he was listed in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers.

In addition to being an avid golfer, he was also a tai chi master.

At a Mass in celebration of his life, July 15 at Church of the Resurrection, his family praised him for “being the greatest husband, father, brother, and son-in-law. We will hold you in our hearts forever.”

In addition to his wife, Mr. Chin is survived by is survived by his sons, Arthur Chin of Rye and Benjamin Chin (Maria Pia) of Ossining; his sister, Dolores Kung Jacob; and his mother-in-law, Constance Fung. 

Donations in Edward Chin’s memory may be made to the Asian American Law Fund of NY, Fordham University School of Law, or the Lustgarten Foundation.

Elizabeth Krondes Welling, a resident of St. Augustine, Fla. since 1984, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2017.

Born in New Rochelle in 1926, Dolly, as she was known, subsequently lived in Rye. She and her husband Oscar J. Welling retired to St. Augustine, where they soon became active members of the community.

An avid golfer, she regularly met with her “Ponce ladies” circle of friends. She was an active participant in the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox parish and a member of the Ladies Philoptochos. She was a true “Red Hat Lady” in every sense of the term who loved playing bridge and slots with her wide array of loyal friends.

Among her many extraordinary qualities was the ability to make friends easily and she had a smile that would light up a room. She will be widely missed by her family for whom she had everlasting and unconditional love and compassion.

Dolly and Oscar Welling were married for almost fifty years. He predeceased her, as did their son John and her siblings James and Christina.

She is survived by her daughter, Christine Pumphrey and her husband David; daughter-in-law Leocadie Robertson; grandchildren, Brock Pumphrey, Lee Welling, Taylor Esdale, John Welling, and Madison Pumphrey; and four great-grandchildren. A fifth great-grandson is expected in September.

A funeral was held August 16 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in St. Augustine. Donations in Dolly Welling’s memory may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church or the American Diabetes Association.

Ian M. Longua, a well-known Westchester paddle and tennis professional, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Rye on July 19, 2017. He was 44.

Born on August 26, 1972, in New Rochelle, he was the son of Meg and William Longua. Growing up in Nashua, New Hampshire, he was an avid tennis player from a young age. He spent many hours at Nashua Swim and Tennis, honing the skills he learned from his father, a tennis professional.

He made the varsity tennis team at Nashua High School as a seventh grader and played on the team through his senior year. After he graduated in 1990, he went on to play at Concordia College in Bronxville, and was ranked in the top 10 in the nation all four years. He and his partner won the NY State Regional Men’s 5.0 Doubles.

After college, he became an assistant tennis pro at Sunningdale Country Club, followed by Bronxville Field Club, American Yacht Club, and Manursing Island Club. During the off-season he taught at Rye Racquet Club. He became Director of Tennis at Scarsdale Golf Club in 2007, and since 2012 has been Director of Racquet Sports.

In addition to running successful youth and adult tennis programs, he was a fine competitor, who played tournament paddle at the national level.

Mr. Longua was well known and liked throughout the paddle and tennis community, encouraging players of all levels, many of who considered him a close friend.

His immediate and extended family expressed their gratitude “for the outpouring of love and support we have received from those who knew and cared about Ian. Scarsdale Golf Club and Rye Racquet, and all those he worked with and taught, were immensely important to him.”

He is survived by his sons, Zachary and Bryce, his mother, Meg Longua, his sister, Courtney Longua, and his girlfriend, Kate Sheils Taubner, and her son, Jack. His father, former head pro of Palm Island Resort in Florida, died earlier this year.

A Memorial Service was held July 22 at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel in New Rochelle. To extend condolences to the family, visit www.lloydmaxcy.com. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date in New Hampshire

Donations in Ian Longua’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Madonna Jeanne Hogben, wife of longtime Rye resident George Loder Hogben, died on August 10, 2017.

Born in Buffalo on March 27, 1940, Donna, as she was called, was the daughter of Edward and Margaret Mischler. She attended Holy Angels Academy and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from D’Youville College where she was elected into Sigma Theta Tau, the national honor society of nursing. She also earned a Master’s in Nursing Sciences from N.Y.U.

Barbara Davis Moore died peacefully at her home in Amelia Island, Fla., on July 22, 2017, surrounded by family and her beloved golden retriever Boomer. She was 76 years old and lived a wonderful life.

Born on December 8, 1940 in Altus, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Betty (Banker) and John Marsh Davis. She loved her horse Silver and was a tomboy (the only kindergartener wearing jeans in the school picture). She attended Altus High School and was a Bull Dog cheerleader throughout high school and football queen.

After spending a year at Mt. Vernon College in Washington D.C., she attended the University of Oklahoma, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. A lifelong Sooner fan, she followed every game.

As a young adult, she traveled throughout Europe and to Asia. Seeing the world helped develop her adventurous spirit and design sense.

In January 1964, she married her high school sweetheart, Richard W. Moore Jr. They were married for over 20 years. While her husband was deployed with the U.S. Navy, she earned her teaching credential at San Francisco State University and spent time living in San Francisco, with her brother John and cousin Jane Reddick. She told wonderful stories about her first job as a teller at Wells Fargo.

After Mr. Moore left the Navy, they relocated to New York City, where for several years Mrs. Moore taught elementary school at Trinity School, an independent college preparatory school.

Barbara and Richard moved to Bronxville, where they started a family. Always there for her children, she spent her free time playing tennis and learning to cook by watching Julia Child’s TV show. An early adopter of technology, she was one of the first to have a TV in her car to entertain her children on long road trips.

In 1986, Barbara and family moved to Rye, where she invested her energy in remodeling her 1917 home.

It was in Rye that she met Janice Bratches. They became immediate friends and developed a passionate love for one another.

Barbara and Janice renovated and created their first home in Ridgefield, Conn., which was a retreat for their friends, family, and golden retrievers. Barbara loved to entertain. In 1997, ready for her next project, Barbara and Janice moved to Amelia Island. Their home quickly became a gathering place.

A breast cancer survivor, Barbara lived life as she wanted to. She was an example of courage and strength. She always had a strong opinion and wasn’t afraid to share it, as her friends know well. Barbara had fire in her and was loved for it.

Above all, she was fiercely loyal. She was the biggest fan of her children, Katy and Rich, their spouses, and her grandchildren. “Barbara was an amazing mother, grandmother, best friend, and loving partner,” said her family.

In addition to Janice Bratches, her partner of 27 years, she is survived by her children, Kathryn Davis and Richard W. Moore III and their spouses HoShin and Laurie; her grandchildren Jane, Luke, and Frankie. She also leaves behind her extended family: Jane and Ernest Reddick, Judy and Guy Bacon, Liz and Bob Daily, Julie and Tom Haas, Daryl and Bob Finn, Beth and David Conley, Kyle and Mark Finnegan, and their children.