Dorothy Snare Warner
Dorothy Snare Warner
DORSET — Dorothy Snare Warner, 94, a resident of Church Street, died peacefully at her home on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2012, in the loving company of her daughters and caregivers.
The daughter of Edith (Dulles) Snare and Frederick Snare Jr., she was born in Englewood, N.J., on Jan. 3, 1918. She completed her high school education at Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Mass., in 1935, and attended Sarah Lawrence College and Katherine Gibbs. On April 30, 1938, she married Beverly Walden Warner, also of Englewood, and a graduate of Princeton, Class of 1937. They resided in Greenwich, Conn., during the 60’s and 70’s, where they were members of the Round Hill Club, the Field Club and the Stanwich Club. Dorothy, a prize-winning flower arranger, was active in Hortulus and the Garden Club of America.
Before retiring to Dorset, Vermont, in 1978, Dorothy and her husband, who was an executive with Corn Products Corporation, lived in Buenos Aires, London and Brussels in the 50’s and 60’s.
They also maintained a residence in Port Royal and the Wilderness of Naples, Fla., for 40 years where Dorothy and her husband were active members of the Port Royal Club, the Hole in the Wall Golf Club, and the Naples Yacht Club. Dorothy was also a member of The Colonial Dames of America. Her ancestry traces to British born colonist, Kenelm Winslow, born in Droitwich, England, on April 30, 1599, and who died in Salem, Mass., in 1672. He was Deputy of the Plymouth General Court from 1642-1644.
Dorothy was the daughter of Edith Dulles Snare of Snare Associates in Dorset, Vt. Dorothy and her husband became members of the Dorset Field Club in the 1950’s where Dorothy shot her first hole in one, and they were also active golfers at Ekwanok Country Club. In retirement her husband owned Mountain Weavers of Dorset, maker of tabletop napery.
Dorothy leaves her daughters Lynne Averill of San Francisco and Anne Warner Linville of New York City, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Pamela Warner Miller in 2005. She was also predeceased by her sister, Marjorie Rutledge Chapman and Frederick Snare III, both of Dorset, Vt.. Dorothy’s brother, William Dulles Snare, lives in Denver, Colo.
Dorothy’s memory will be memorialized at a family summer place in the Northeast Kingdom, Averill, Vt.
Memorial gifts in memory of Mrs. Warner may be made to the Dorset Nursing Association in care of Brewster Funeral Service, P.O. Box 885, Manchester Center, VT 05255.
To send personal e-mail condolences to her family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.