Caron <I>Girard</I> Avery

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Caron Girard Avery

AVERY Caron Girard - Caron Girard Avery, beloved wife of John E. Avery, Jr., of Palm Beach, FL and Madison, CT and mother of Jenner Beck of Princeton, NJ, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2012, after a courageous battle. She was born July 20, 1940, to Stephen A. and Laurina Banks Girard. Caron was a member of the Church of Bethesda by the Sea in Palm Beach, Florida. She was a dedicated supporter of Cancer Research, the Alzheimer's Association, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Goodspeed Opera House in Haddam, Connecticut and the Madison Foundation in Madison, Connecticut. She endowed a foundation for students with learning disabilities at Maumee Valley Country Day School, Perrysburg, OH. She also served on the Auxiliary of Lenox Hill Hospital. In her youth, Caron lived in Ohio and was educated there and in Switzerland. During her life, she lived at various times in Brazil, Mexico, and the Netherlands. Caron loved travel and was able to do so widely throughout the world. A gifted interior designer, she operated Caron Girard Interiors for many years. Caron was also an exceptional photographer, painter, and artist. Her creativity and great sense of style was evident in all she did, whether interior decorating and designing, entertaining or enjoying her artistic hobbies. She enriched all of these pursuits with her wonderful sense of humor and zest for life. Caron was a devoted wife, mother, grand­mother and friend. She is survived by her husband, John E. Avery, Jr.; her daughter, Jenner Beck, and step children, John Avery III, Alicia Avery, Paul Avery, and Andrea Renault. She leaves two sisters, Julie Miller and Stephanie LeBoutillier, and a brother, Stephen Girard III. She also leaves four beautiful grandchildren, Emily Clippinger, Cordelia Avery, Nicholas Avery, and Remy Renault. She is survived by several loving nieces and nephews. Caron was predeceased by her parents, Stephen A. and Laurina Banks Girard. Funeral services are being handled by Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel in New York. A private service will be held for the immediate family only on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at the Church of the Epiphany in New York.


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  • Created by: Maggy Alonso-Wurm
  • Added: 19 Apr 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 108778479
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Caron Girard Avery (20 Jul 1940–6 Feb 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 108778479, citing Bethesda Episcopal Church by the Sea Columbarium, Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Maggy Alonso-Wurm (contributor 48050535) .