Hazel Pruitt Baldwin, a longtime Westport resident and mother of a Ridgefielder, died on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Laurel Ridge Health Care Center in Ridgefield. She was in her 100th year and had been a 60-year resident of Westport.
Mrs. Baldwin was born on March 31, 1913 in Wendell, N.C. to William Crawford Pruitt and Nina Rhoads Pruitt. She moved to Washington, D.C., and married Marshall Baldwin on Dec. 6, 1940. She worked at the Chevy Chase Building and Loan, and then became a Navy wife when her husband joined that service. She later worked for the United Fund of Westport and Weston.