Elynor "Ellie" Fay Wiggers Snow

  • Born: June 30, 1927
  • Died: February 21, 2017
  • Location: Old Saybrook

Robinson, Wright & Weymer

34 Main St
Centerbrook, CT 06409

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Elynor (Ellie) Fay Wiggers Snow, of Old Saybrook, died on February 21, 2017, at Gladeview Health Care in Old Saybrook surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 30, 1927, in Salem. Ohio, the daughter of Albert & Maria Teresa (Piccariella) Wiggers. Ellie moved to East Hartford in 1929 and graduated from Hartford Public High School in 1945. After graduation, Ellie and her friend Lillian Walsh moved to New York City and worked in night clubs including the Copa Cabana and Lou Walters Latin Quarters on Broadway. After moving back to Hartford, Ellie went to work at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in the Engineering Department where she met Kingmon Snow in 1952. They were married August 8, 1953. Mrs. Snow was a pioneer in the local real estate field. She was one of the first female Realtors in the area and was the Broker/Owner of Snow Real Estate. As a business woman on the forefront, she developed neighborhoods in Old Saybrook including Blueberry Lane, Muffin Place, along with Sharon Lane, Gregory Place and Dwayne Road that were named after her children. She was a leading force in the creation of the Old Saybrook Shopping Center development bringing Stop & Shop, W.T. Grants and Sage Allen to Old Saybrook. Elynor was very active in many local organizations holding positions as Past president of the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce, and a founding member of the Lioness Club, Past President of the Board of Realtors, Past President and Board of Director member of the Connecticut Association of Realtors. In 1963, Ellie was one of the first women to get a mortgage with Middletown Saving Bank without the signature of a husband. Ellie received many awards over the years including Realtor of the Year. She also coached the Pink Panthers Softball Team. Mrs. Snow is predeceased by her husband Kingmon B. Snow and her sister Mary Jane Mearman of Florida. She is survived by her children Sharon Kennedy and her husband Kevin of Old Saybrook, David Snow and his wife Lisa of Blythewood, SC, and Gregory Snow and his wife Melina Lacy of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren Valarie, Daniel, and Ryan Kennedy, Krystal Snow-Bourne, Mark, Amanda, Sabrina, and Michael Snow; great granddaughter Miranda Lyn Bourne; sister Shirley Massa; and sister-in-laws Sandy Snow of Westerly RI and Karen Brown and her husband Parke of Potomac, Maryland along with many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Memorial Day Weekend on Friday May 26th from 5:00PM to7:00PM at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT. A memorial service will be held on Sunday May 28th at 2:00 pm. at the First Congregational Church of Westbrook, 1166 Boston Post Rd., Westbrook, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Judes Children Research Hospital (www.stjude.org). To sign the online guest book visit www.rwwfh.com.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Have such fond memories of your Mom's warmth and big smile. She was always so happy to have us all galavanting through her beautiful home. I believe I may have been a pink panther! Her amazing life and accomplishments are an inspiration! May you find peace and comfort in the months ahead!

Posted by Barbara Suits Storms - Family Friend   May 24, 2017

My dear Ellie.... we have shared many real estate yrs together from when I first started as your receptionist while still in High School in 1960! I always looked up to you as my mentor and will cherish our memories

Posted by Gigi Baldi - Old saybrook, CT - Friend   May 23, 2017

David,
We are very sorry for the loss of your mom, may she rest in peace, and that you find much comfort in the Lord, God bless you and your family, we love you,

Jerry, Gina, Anthony, Frenchie and Alex Mathers

Posted by Gerald & Gina Mathers - Chesapeake, VA   May 21, 2017

To a wonderful woman and neighbor. We will miss you. Michelle and Katie

Posted by A friend   April 03, 2017

Candle

Love and Miss you Mom!

Posted by David Snow - Son   March 15, 2017

To Ellie's family: May you find peace in the many loving memories that you hold in your heart for her. Just seeing her at Christmas, it is hard to believe that she is gone. She was a gracious lady and I will miss her.

Posted by Kthleen Sousa - Newington, CT   March 07, 2017

Love Is Forever times Infinity

Posted by sharon kennedy - Old Saybrook, CT - Daughter   March 01, 2017

To the Snow Family....my deepest condolences. Having just gone through this not too long ago, I can feel your pain. God gave us all a wonderful gift...it's our ability to have memories....they are ours forever...enjoy them...treasure them...share them if you wish. Peg

Posted by Peg Witham - East Lyme, CT - Friend   March 01, 2017

Love Is Forever times Infinity

Posted by sharon kennedy - Old Saybrook, CT - Daughter   March 01, 2017

I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by Lori Fulginiti    March 01, 2017

Dear Sharon, Kevin and Snow Family,
I am so sad to hear of Ellie's passing. I have always held Ellie in the highest regards as a fellow Realtor who I have greatly admired on so many levels over the years. She has been a personal inspiration to me and so many others. She will be remembered for so much- and to me mostly for her beautiful smile! ~Susan Malton

Posted by Susan Malton - Old Saybrook, CT - Coworker   March 01, 2017

Our sincerest sympathies.

Posted by Sam Fulginiti    March 01, 2017