Elizabeth Frey Clark “Dibbie” died in her sleep on February 12, 2022 at her home in Hamden, CT. She was born on May 11, 1940 in Philadelphia to Frank Gustave Frey and Charlotte Cleaves Mayo. She was a member of the class of 1958 at Springside School in Chestnut Hill, PA. She graduated from Bennett College, Millbrook, NY in 1960 and taught at the Potomac School in Washington DC. In 1962, she met Sydney P. Clark, Jr., professor of geology and geophysics at Yale University; they married in 1963 and began their married life with a year-long sabbatical in Canberra, Australia, which initiated their shared love of travel.
Dibbie will be remembered for her high energy and varied interests. She enjoyed yoga and aerobics classes and took her therapy dog, Sparky, to many retirement communities until the pandemic hit in 2020. She enjoyed entertaining, gardening, traveling, crafting, cooking and celebrating. holidays, especially Christmas. Christmas was a very special time of year for her as there were plenty of opportunities for family gathering, cooking and displaying her collections of Wendt & Kühn angels and Nativity scenes. For many years Christmas was spent in Bermuda with parents, uncles, aunts and children. During her long illness, she was able to nurture strong and meaningful friendships. Above all, Dibbie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Dibbie is predeceased by Syd, her husband of 53 years. She is survived by children Edward (Ted) Clark of Canton, CT; Jordan Clark (Dorothy Pak) of Goleta, California; Elizabeth (Lisa) Clark of Brookfield, CT; and Christina (Christie) Clark (Michael O’Hare) of New York, NY; and grandchildren Emily, Rachel, Isabel, Rebecca, Margaret, Logan, Daniel, Malachy and Lleyton. The service will be Saturday, February 26 at 11:00 a.m. at First Church of Christ, Meeting House Lane, Woodbridge, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Franciscan Home & Hospice Care of Meriden (franciscanhc.org).
Published by Legacy on February 19, 2022.