Herbert Sawyer Frisbie



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  • The address of the school: Mooreland Hill School 166 Lincoln Street Kensington, CT 06037
  • Mooreland Hill School
    166 Lincoln Street
    Kensington, CT 06037

Herbert Sawyer Frisbie

  • BORN: April 6, 1925
  • DIED: December 22, 2016
  • LOCATION: Essex, Connecticut

Herbert Sawyer Frisbie died on December 22, 2016, at Essex Meadows Health Center. He was 91 years old. Herbert was born April 6, 1925 in New Britain, CT to Dorothy Pease and Robert Taylor Frisbie. He was predeceased by his sister Barbara in 1980 and brother Robert in 1999. He is survived by his son David Charles Frisbie and his wife Earla of Old Saybrook, CT, his daughter Sarah Robbins (Robin) Frisbie Lipman and her husband Arthur of Ledyard, CT., and his son Andrew Sawyer Frisbie and his wife M. Elizabeth of Southbury, CT, five grandchildren: Jill Danaher, Peter Lipman, Katherine Lipman, Harrison Frisbie and Sawyer Frisbie, and two great grandchildren: Kate and Jack Danaher. Herbert was a graduate of the Mooreland Hill School, and attended the Taft School until he enlisted as a pilot in the Army Air Corps. He graduated from Yale University, class of 1949, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi and Book and Snake, a senior society. While at Yale, he married Sally Stanley. After Yale, Mr. Frisbie worked for 37 years at the Fafnir Bearing Company in New Britain, and retired as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He went on to consult internationally for another nine years in the bearing industry. Mr. Frisbie was first married to Sally Francis Stanley and they lived primarily in New Britain until their divorce in 1973. He then married Ann Auger Ash of Weston, CT and Mason's Island, Mystic, CT in March of 1974. He became stepfather to her 4 children: Amanda, Charles Frederick, Victoria and Abigail. Ann had eight grandchildren: Katherine Keiley Fritts, Margaret Keiley Overstake, Avery and Charles Ash, Robert and Liza Christian and Olivier and Gregory Bernhard, and several great grandchildren. After Ann's death in 1993, Herbert married Nancy Brown Neeld of Stonington, CT. He became stepfather to her five children: Sally, Susan, Sandra, Robert, Jr. and Amy and ten grandchildren. Nancy predeceased him in 2009. Herbert was an avid golfer, and was active in civic and community affairs. He was a Founder Emeritus of the Mooreland Hill School, a member of the Shuttle Meadow Country Club in New Britain, where he was also a member of Saturnites. When he lived in Mystic, he was a charter member of the Stonington Country Club in Stonington and was a member of the Mason's Island Yacht Club. He served as deacon of the Mystic Congregational Church, and served on the Board of the American Cancer Society in New London, CT. He also was an active member of the Moorings Club when he enjoyed winters in Vero Beach, FL. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend who enjoyed traveling, socializing and living life to its fullest. Services will be held on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 11:30 am at the Essex Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Herbert's name to Mooreland Hill School. To share a memory of Herbert or send a condolence to his family please visit www.rwwfh.com Arrangements by the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook.


Funeral Service
  • December 30, 2016
    11:30 AM
  • First Congregational Church of Essex
  • 6 Methodist Hill
  • Essex, CT 06426
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