In Loving Memory of Audrey Condie

March 23, 1927
Grimsby, England
September 13, 2018
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824

Visitation

5:00PM - 7:00PM

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

September 26, 2018

Service

St. Anthony of Padua Church

Mass of Christian Burial

149 South Pine Creek Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:00AM

Cemetery

St. Thomas Cemetery

Mill Plain Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

September 27, 2018

Family Gathering

Charity



Audrey Condie

Audrey Condie passed with peace on September 13th at her Fairfield home. She is predeceased by her loving husband Robert in 2005 and is survived by sons Paul of Lemoore, CA, Richard Preach (Katie) of Lindenhurst , NY, and Jonathan (Suzanne) of Higganum, CT, and grandchildren: Jason, Aaron, Nathan and Shana Dittamo and great grandchild: Alex Dittamo. She is also survived by her younger sister Pauline. She was also predeceased by her loving son David and brother Leslie of Sidcup, England.
Audrey was born in Grimsby, England in 1927 and met American GI Robert Condie at a USO dance in June of 1944 where she volunteered as a coat check girl. Robert smiled at 17 year old Audrey and said “I am going to marry you!” They married in July 1945 and moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut where Robert was raised and eventually bought a home in Fairfield. Not long after her arrival her mom and dad Thomas and Ethel Hall and sister Pauline also moved to Connecticut.
Audrey threw her energies into raising their children. The Condie house was the local place to be for her sons friends. It was a mini Boys Town with constant card games, horseshoes, laughter and Rock and Roll rehearsals in the basement. The Condie kitchen was never closed.
She was an accomplished award winning artist. Her many portraits, still life and country scene paintings are displayed across the country. She exhibited her craft in many art shows throughout Fairfield County. She worked for many years in retail at Silvers of Westport and loved talking with customers. Whenever a celebrity like Paul Newman or Jessica Tandy would come in to shop, Audrey would always be sent over to take care of them. She thoroughly enjoyed this. After meeting Paul Newman she painted an incredible portrait of him. That portrait is now going to be donated to his Hole in the Wall Camp to be displayed.
She was an avid reader and loved to travel and go to Broadway shows with her close friends. Her interest in the Condie family tree going back to General Daniel Sickles who fought in the Civil War was contagious. Her late daughter in law Alberta Gonzales (Paul’s wife) turned into the family genealogist. Her cross country travels with her husband Robert and sister Pauline in a small 1981 Toyota Corolla were full of very funny stories. They pitched tents every night had a lot of laughs. In later years they would annually drive along with their son Jon and his wife Suzanne and grandson Aaron to Anna Maria Island in Florida and enjoy the relaxation, fishing and sunshine. She will be always remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose greatest passion was helping others.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday Sept 26th from 5 – 7pm at Spear Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield CT. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday Sept 27th at 10am at St. Anthony’s Padua Church, 149 South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield CT with interment following the mass at St. Thomas Cemetery, Fairfield, CT.
She leaves us rich in memories.

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4 Guestbook Entries for Audrey Condie

  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember riding our bicycles to Aunt Audrey’s house when I was much younger. Such a sweet lady, and a wonderful family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the Condie and Molnar families at this very hard time.

  2. So sad the passing of Audrey. I was very lucky enough to spend 2 weeks staying with Audrey in Fairfield. I was visiting with my Grandad, Audrey’s brother, Les Hall back in 2008. It was my first time visiting in Fairfield and its 2 weeks I shall never forget. Audrey was a lovely person to be around and I can honestly say I enjoyed every minute I spent with Audrey. She had some great stories to tell and certainly made me laugh! I wish I had visited more often. Audrey’s place is a very magical place to visit and stay and is one of those rare places that you can genuinely feel at home in and made ever so more special my Audrey’s presence, be that in person or spirit. I will never forget Audrey and my thoughts are with everyone attending Audrey’s service on the 27th September 2018.

  3. I am greatly saddened at Aunt Audrey’s passing, I have nothing but fond memories of spending wonderful times visiting Aunt Audrey and family and feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to visit such a wonderful place and very special people. I will always hold these special memories in my heart. My love and thoughts go out to such a special family. XXXX