Daphne Hunter, age 80, of Old Lyme passed away on July 12, 2020 at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Hunter. Daphne was born in White Plains, NY on January 19, 1940 to the late Oliver Brown and Rachel Booker Allen.
Daphne’s career as an LPN lead her to work in the OBGYN department of Middlesex Hospital, William Backus Hospital and Old Saybrook Convalescent Hospital. She was a long time parishioner and church mother at the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church of Old Saybrook. Daphne was kind to everyone she met, a foster mother to many and a devoted childcare provider. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her eight children, Angelo Hunter, Vicki Lightfoot, Marcus Hunter, Chiffon Hunter, Donald Hunter, Drew Hunter, David Hunter, Anthony Hunter as well as her seven grandchildren. She also leaves behind her three sisters Josephine Teart of Middletown, Pat Manning of Essex and Jennifer Brown of Branford. She is predeceased by one daughter, Tara Darnae Lightfoot and one brother, Oliver Randall Brown.
A graveside service will take place on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Riverside Cemetery, 59 Sheffield Street, Old Saybrook at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements are in the care of Keenan Funeral Home.
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