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 The Carmon Funeral Home of Avon is caring for the arrangements.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Lou and Family! I know this is very belated, but the sentiment is the same. My deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother, it's obvious that she possessed many gifts and the love of the arts is a legacy passed on to you and your lovely family! Sincerely, Diane Lytwyn

Posted by A friend   March 02, 2018

Dear Louisa,
We are thinking of you and your family in this difficult time.
Losing a mother is hard, no matter her age.
I know that she was a very special person and hope that the wonderful times that you share may comfort you in the days ahead.
The Dam's

Posted by A friend   December 14, 2017

Posted by Marjorie Ellsworth - Woodstock, CT   December 12, 2017

We will surely miss you Bunny, but are so very grateful that our paths crossed over the years. I remember when we sang in Canterbury together with the Berkshire Choral Society, and also in Santa Fe when our son, Peter, sang too. Then there were your visits back to Woodstock to see friends and to hear our Concert Choir performances. Your warm and cheerful kindnesses will not be forgotten.
Marjorie, Peter, and Peter

Posted by Marjorie Ellsworth - Woodstock Valley, CT   December 12, 2017

We will miss you, Bunny but are so happy we knew you. I remember our week together in Canterbury with the Berkshire Choral Society, and another summer when we were out in Santa Fe with the Berkshire group, and our son, Peter, sang with us too. And then your visits back to Woodstock to visit and to hear the Concert Choir group. You won't be forgotten.
Marjorie, Peter, and Peter Sr. Ellsworth

Posted by A friend   December 12, 2017

You were one of my favorite people in the Chorale. You will be missed.
Dagny Griswold

Posted by A friend   December 06, 2017

You will be were always so upbeat no matter what was going on with you. It was a pleasure taking care of you and to have known you. My you now have eternal peace. My prayers and condolences to the family.

Posted by Sharmaine Slater - Hartford, CT   December 06, 2017

We will miss you, Bunny. You are very special to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by Jerry and Tamara Queen - Weatogue, CT   December 06, 2017