WIL­LIAMS, CORINNE K.

New Haven Register (Sunday) (New Haven, CT) - - OBITUARIES/FROM THE COVER -

Passed to heaven July 30, 2018, our Aunt, Corinne Kather­ine Wil­liams, known to us as “Aunt Rin­nee.” Born August 15, 1930, daugh­ter of the late Henry and Corinne Wil­liams. Corinne’s fa­ther was a suc­cess­ful sta­tion­ary sales­man/ en­trepreneur, and Corinne’s mother was an early per­former in the renowned Zieg­field Fol­lies. Pre-de­ceased by her sis­ter Doris MacLe­man and brother-in-law Everett L. MacLe­man Sr., of Guil­ford Ct. Corinne was a pi­o­neer for con­tem­po­rary pro­fes­sional busi­ness women, as a schol­ar­ship win­ner and grad­u­ate of Pratt In­sti­tute in Brook­lyn NY in 1952, with a BS de­gree in Re­tail Mer­chan­dis­ing. Writ­ten up in Coed Magazine as a young, suc­cess­ful busi­ness pro­fes­sional and role model for as­pir­ing fe­male stu­dents of the same field, she was en­gaged as an assistant in the ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment in tex­tiles at East­man Chem­i­cal, and at 25 years old rose to the ti­tle of Fash­ion Pub­lic­ity Man­ager. Corinne even­tu­ally fol­lowed her pas­sion to ski, re­lo­cat­ing to Ver­mont to man­age and pur­chase for sports re­tail­ers in the Ver­mont snow belt. She rem­i­nisced about strap­ping on her ski boots at her work desk to ski down Glen Ellen moun­tain (now Su­gar­bush North) to get a cou­ple runs in be­fore go­ing home at the end of the work day. It was a happy me­mory. Corinne later re­lo­cated to Con­necti­cut to be close to fam­ily at Mul­berry Point in Guil­ford. In later years, she moved near friends and the beach in Venice, Florida. Corinne was Buyer and Mer­chan­dise Man­ager for Old Guil­ford Forge in the 1970s, Kitchen and Bath Buyer for New Haven Plumb­ing in the 1980s. In Florida she was a Data Pro­ces­sor for Nielsen Re­search in the 1990s and be­yond. Corinne spent re­cent years close to fam­ily in Doylestown and War­ring­ton, PA.

In ad­di­tion to her love of all things out­doors: ski­ing, snow­shoe­ing, hik­ing, bird­watch­ing, she had a love of fine art and music. Corinne and her en­tourage were friends of the Sara­sota Opera in Florida. She en­joyed a life­time of trav­el­ing in the United States and abroad, shar­ing time with her friends, cook­ing, hik­ing, rais­ing her dog Toby, an­tiques, clas­si­cal music. She had a green thumb and house­plants would thrive un­der her care.

Corinne leaves two neph­ews and one niece: Everett MacLe­man, (Linda) of NYC, Cyn­thia MacLe­man of West­brook, CT, John MacLe­man, (Su­san), and Corinne’s grand-niece Molly, of Doylestown, PA , all of whom will for­ever miss a good de­bate with their beloved “Aunt Rin­nee.”

Friends are in­vited to a me­mo­rial ser­vice at the Guil­ford Fu­neral Home, 115 Church St, Guil­ford on Satur­day, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. Burial will be held pri­vately. In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to a char­ity of one’s choice. To leave a me­mory or mes­sage of con­do­lences; please visit www.Guil­fordFuner­alHome.com

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