Carolyn Trachtenburg, 94

Carolyn Quinn Trachtenburg, a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, November 18. She was 94 years old.

Born in Stamford on March 2, 1927, she was the eldest daughter of Philomena and John Vitti. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 62 years, Harold, who died in 2013.

Carolyn was a past President of the Woman’s Club of Greenwich where she was voted Woman of the Year in 2013.

She worked tirelessly, year after year, to organize events, luncheons, fundraisers and soirees at the club. Whether she was going to a luncheon, a doctor’s appointment or to the store, Carolyn was famous for being outfitted from head to toe in a fabulous hat and the latest fashions (especially leather).

As an avid and accomplished bridge player, she adored her weekly bridge group and played right up until the end of October.

She and Harold traveled extensively for over 60 years and visited over 40 countries around the world. Remarkably, Carolyn could remember every restaurant, hotel, and the point-of-interest in every city, town, and remote village that they traveled to. A favorite destination was her father’s childhood village of Settefrati, Italy, where they visited many times.

Carolyn’s gracious, generous and thoughtful disposition was lavished upon everyone she encountered in her everyday life, and she will be missed by all who were lucky to have known her.

She is survived by her sisters Rose Sette of Old Saybrook, CT, Yolanda Horan of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and her brother Michael Dante (Mary Jane) of Rancho Mirage, CA. She was predeceased by her brother, Anthony Vitti of Newport Beach, CA. Her nieces: Debbie Ferrer (Craig), Mary Sette, and Kristen Pierce (Justin). Her nephews: Richard Horan (Mary), John Sette (Lisa), and John Vitti (Lauren). Grandnieces: Susannah Ferrer, Katherine O’Hanlon (Daniel), Evelyn Horan, Presley Pierce, and Stella Vitti. Grandnephews: Matthew Ferrer (Jessica), Michael Sette, Leonard Sette, Noah Pierce, and Jack Vitti. Great-grandnephews: Terran Ferrer and Riley O’Hanlon.

Burial will be private for immediate family members only. There will be a memorial and celebration of life for Carolyn in the spring of 2022.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation in Carolyn’s name to the Women’s Club of Greenwich at 89 Maple Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830.