Emeline Lynch Wittman, known to all as Dolly, was born on June 13, 1928 in New York City and died in Bradenton, Florida, on October 22, 2018, aged 90. Her greatest loves were her family and her home town of Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Her parents, Emeline Danforth Starr and John Hampton Lynch, Jr., met in Ridgefield, where both their families spent summers. Dolly lived most of her life on and around West Mountain Farm in Ridgefield, which was built by her paternal grandfather in 1914. There she and her husband, Joseph Henry Wittman, Jr., raised their four children, Cynthia Emeline Wittman, Kevin Lynch Wittman, Meg Starr Wittman, and Andrew Joseph Wittman.