MaryJane Turnbull, 81, corporate receptionist, active at Founders Hall

MaryJane (Frend) Turnbull, 81, of Ridgefield, died on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Pope John Paul II Center for Health Care, Danbury.

MaryJane was born in Stamford, CT, February 22, 1932, a daughter of the late John and Hazel (Chamberlain) Frend and was raised and educated in Stamford. She had worked for a time at Bloomingdale’s and then became a corporate receptionist.

A resident of Ridgefield since 1992 coming from Weston, she participated in the activities of Founders Hall where she enjoyed drawing, painting and crafts.  MaryJane also enjoyed knitting.

She is survived by a son, Robert W. Turnbull of Ridgefield; three daughters, Donna Elsy of Fairfield, Robin R. Higgins of Mesa, AZ and Victoria “Tori” Hall of South Salem, NY and five grandchildren.

A brother, Roderick Frend, predeceased her.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Thursday from 2 PM to 5 PM with a Prayer Service at 4 PM with Chaplain Norma Schmidt officiating.

Interment will take place at the direction of the family.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT  06067.