Clara Baur

  • Born: March 9, 1929
  • Died: December 3, 2017
  • Location: Avon, Connecticut

Carmon Community Funeral Homes

807 Bloomfield Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095

Tel. (860) 688-2200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Clara “Bunny” Baur died peacefully on December 3, 2017 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Manhattan on March 9, 1929 to Clara and Francis Gilbert. Bunny was the widow of Robert Edward Baur, Jr. and pre-deceased by her longtime partner Donald G. Reed. She is survived by her son, Richard “Scott” Baur and his wife, Annette, of Deerfield, New Hampshire; her daughter Clara Louisa Heumann, and her husband Nelson and her three cherished grandchildren, Clara Annika, Alvin Schroeder and Robert Edward Heumann of Southport, Connecticut; her sister, Madeleine Geoghegan, brother Paul Bubendey of Vero Beach, Florida and Frank Gilbert of Pahoa, Hawaii. Bunny leaves behind the following nieces, Cynthia Manzetti, Shelagh Geoghegan, and Suzie Gilbert; nephews, Howard Geoghegan, Skip Gilbert, Fred Mayer and Don Mayer; and many grand nieces and nephews. Bunny grew up in Hewlett, Long Island, New York where she graduated from the Lawrence School. She was also a graduate of the Cathedral School of St. Mary (Garden City, N.Y) and The University of Massachusetts, in 1984. She lived for many years in Amherst, Massachusetts and Woodstock, Connecticut. The Arts were Bunny’s passion and centered around classical music. She was the former Librarian of and avid participant in the Farmington Valley Chorale and an enthusiastic singer in the Berkshire Choral Group, traveling to many distant locales to participate in the shared joy of communal voices. She was also an active volunteer in the Friends of Avon Library helping to organize the annual book sale and at the Hill-Stead Museum, a Friend of The Heublein Tower, a member of the Avon Congregational Church Choir and the Friends of Bach. Bunny’s outgoing and loving nature had an endearing influence on her family and friends. She will always be remembered for her kind manner and sunny smile. The family is deeply grateful for the love and faithful devotion of her caregiver, Thelma Richards-Lue, her hospice nurse, Linda Commandini, and all the staff at McLean’s. In addition, the guidance and attention provided by her doctor, Beth Nelson, and staff is very much appreciated. A Memorial Celebration of her life will be held Friday, December 15, 2017, 11 AM at the Avon Congregational Church, 6 West Main Street, Avon. The Rev. Matt Laney will officiate. A reception will follow the service. Donations may be made in Bunny’s memory to the Farmington Valley Chorale, P.O.Box 584, Canton, CT 06019 or http://www.farmingtonvalleychorale.org/get-involved. The Carmon Funeral Home of Avon is caring for the arrangements.