Edyth C. Carrington, born 3/31/23, at home in Seymour, CT; daughter of the late Blanche (Jorey) and Clarence C. Cornforth. Edyth was educated in the Seymour school system and continued her education at Centenary University, in Hackettstown, N.J. Edyth married the love of her life, the late Gordon V. Carrington, in 1944 and were blessed with 41 years together. Survived by daughters, Nancy Carrington of Hamden, Sue Ellen Ryker (Todd) of Bethany and Sarah Briggs (Walter) of The Villages, FL. Predeceased by son, Gordon V. Carrington, Jr., daughter in law, Jane Carrington, brother, Robert Cornforth, and brothers in law, Franklyn Carrington, Hiram Carrington, and Ralph Carrington. Also survived by six adoring grandchildren; Adam Carrington (Kim), Eli Carrington (Jillian), Julie Canterbury (Brian), Janice Passaro ( Carl), Rachel Obomsawin (Adam), and Emily Pirc(Christopher). Eight wonderful great grandchildren: Ethan, Evelyn, Henry, William, Gavin, Anthony, and Lucas. Also survived by sister in law, Joan G. Carrington, and numerous loving nephews and nieces.
Edyth lived in Bethany for 69 years on Cherry Tree Farm, working as a homemaker with many hats to juggle. Edyth was particularly supportive of Gordon’s 23 year tenure as First Selectman. Edyth was involved in numerous community activities in Bethany. In her early years in Bethany she was a volunteer for the Salvation Army, serving as fund raiser. She was a long time member of the First Church of Christ, UCC in Bethany; being one of the first women on the Board of Deacons, serving on Pastoral Search Committee in the 1970’s, as well as many years as a member of the Women’s Fellowship Group. Edyth was also a long time member of the Bethany Republican Women’s Club. She enjoyed bowling weekly with a great group of ladies until the age of 90. Edyth was a founding member of the board of directors of the Bethany Historical Society and also on the original fundraising committee for its renovation of the old town hall. She also served on the Bethany Land Trust board of directors. In Edyth’s later years she enjoyed volunteering for over 10 years at the CT Food Bank. She recruited many women to join her in volunteering at the CT Food Bank and they were affectionately known as the Bethany Ladies. Edyth and friends wrote thousands of thank you notes and stuffed and sealed too many envelopes to count! Edyth had a fondness for travel and never missed an opportunity to go on a trip. She was fortunate to travel to Bermuda, England, Florida, the New England states, California and her favorite - Hawaii. She was always in search of the sunshine, and her favorites; the perfect lobster roll and Key Lime Pie. Edyth was an avid New York Yankee fan as well as a faithful follower of UConn Women’s Basketball. Edyth moved to Elim Park Place in Cheshire in 2013 and enjoyed seven years surrounded by wonderful friends and staff. Thank you especially to her ALSA caregivers in the past year, that helped her maintain her lifestyle and dignity. Due to current pandemic concerns, all services will be private. Burial will be in Carrington Cemetery, Bethany, CT. A celebration of Edyth’s long and prosperous life will be held at a future date, when it is safe to gather. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations in Edyth’s memory to the Elim Park Benevolence Fund 150 Cook Hill Rd. Cheshire, CT 06410, or the CT Food Bank 2 Research Drive Wallingford, CT 06492 or to the Bethany Historical Society 512 Amity Rd. Bethany, CT 06524. The Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 W. Church St., Seymour is entrusted with the arrangements. Please share a memory at www.hullfh.com