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Mildred Megrue Baehr, 103, Longtime New Canaan Resident

NEW CANAAN, Conn. - Mildred Megrue Baehr of New Canaan died Saturday, June 8. She was 103.

Baehr was born Oct. 24, 1909, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of Frederick and Mabel Marker. She moved to New Canaan in 1948 with her husband, Enoch G. Megrue and sons. She was a volunteer for and supporter of many New Canaan charitable organizations. She provided funds to the New Canaan Historical Society for the purchase of the Hancock-Silliman House and to St. Luke’s School for the acquisition of 19 acres of real estate. In addition, she was an original contributor to the “Shoeshine Boys, ” which later became Americares. She traveled with several missionary groups as a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Stamford helping the needy.

Baehr is survived by her sons, George H. Megrue (Suzanne J.) of New Canaan, John F. Megrue (Cece) of Dataw Island, S.C. and his former wife, S. Brooke Megrue of Rowayton; a stepdaughter, Adele Baehr Sullivan of Paoli, Pa.; eight grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; husbands, Enoch G. Megrue and Robert S. Baehr; and grandson, Kevin S. Megrue of Newport, R.I.

There will be a private family service at Hoyt Funeral Home and interment will be in Lakeview Cemetary, New Canaan.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Waveny Care Center, 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT. 06840.

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