Ted Tharp, a long-time resident of Darien, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015. He was born on May 27, 1926 in Boston, MA. He was the son of long-time Darien residents the late Carey E. Tharp and Louise Hall Tharp, a NY Times best-selling author who wrote Tory Hole, a historical novel set in the Tokeneke section of Darien.
Ted was a graduate of Darien High and served in World War II in the U.S. Navy. He earned his BA from Brown University and his MBA from Harvard University. He had a long career researching and writing about companies as an Analyst on Wall Street. He loved to play tennis at Noroton Manor and golf at Silvermine Golf Club. He was active in the Darien RTM, the Senior Men’s Association, St. Thomas More Bible Study and RCIA.
Ted and his wife Jean of 57 years resided in Darien, CT. His wife predeceased him this past February. He is survived by his son Carey E. Tharp III of New Haven, his daughter Janet (J.T.) Lucas and her husband Thomas P. Lucas of Darien, a brother Marshall A. Tharp of Florida and a sister-in-law Janet (Sister Stephanie O.S.U.) Wilson of New York. Ted leaves two grandchildren, Brian A. Lucas and Andrew T. Lucas both of Darien.
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Terrie Wood has served as State Representative in Hartford from the 141st district (Darien and Norwalk) since being elected as a Republican in January 2009. Terrie is currently the ranking member on the Human Services Committee and a member of both the Finance and Regulations Review Committees. In 2013, Terrie served as Co-chair of the Mental Health Working Group of the Gun Violence and School Security Bill. As such, she was instrumental in crafting and implementing the mental health portion of that piece of legislation. Terrie also served as Co-chair of the MORE Commission Working Group on Special Education in 2013 – 2014.
Terrie is a past president of the Darien Land Trust, a founder and the first chairman of the Darien Environmental Group, a past trustee of both the Darien Library and The Community Fund, and a former two term member of the Darien Republican Town Committee. In addition, Terrie was chair of The Barbara Harrington Fund, an educational enrichment fund for teachers in the Darien school system, and an Advisory Member of Person to Person.