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1 of 6 | Posted by: Marjorie Ellsworth - Woodstock, CT

“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...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Marjorie Ellsworth - CT

“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...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“You were one of my favorite people in the Chorale. You will be missed.Dagny Griswold ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“You will be missed....you 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...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Sharmaine Slater - Hartford, CT

“We will miss you, Bunny. You are very special to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Jerry and Tamara Queen - Weatogue, CT


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.