Norwalk-Village Green Chapter Members
December 2014 Christmas Party
The Norwalk-Village Green Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was organized by a group of 18 women on December 16, 1892. The chapter was formed with the express purpose of keeping the memory of the Revolutionary War patriots alive.
The first chapter meeting was held in the drawing room of Mrs. Mary Ellen Mossman Hill, who was the wife of Congressman Ebenezer J. Hill. One of the charter members was Miss Juliette Betts, whose father was Hezekiah Betts, a Revolutionary War soldier. Juliette was the first patriot’s daughter in Connecticut to become a member and she joined the Norwalk Chapter in 1893, at the age of 88.
In keeping with their focus on history, education, and patriotism, the Norwalk Chapter of the DAR was responsible for erecting many of the historical markers and monuments commemorating the history of Norwalk along with participating in the programs of the National Society.
In 1950, a second chapter was formed, The Village Green Chapter. The two chapters existed separately for about 10 years and then merged into the Norwalk–Village Green Chapter.
Our other two ‘Real’ Daughters are Frances Lydia Keeler, buried at Saint Matthew’s Parish in Wilton and her sister, Charlotte Keeler Raymond, buried at Lakeview Cemetery in New Canaan. They were the daughters of Justus Keeler, Revolutionary War Patriot.
The Norwalk-Village Green Chapter is one of more than 40 chapters in the state of Connecticut.
Regent - LIsa Grant
Vice Regent - Pat Rubino
Recording Secretary - Adelaiade Waring
Corresponding Secretary - Ellen Sturges
Treasurer - Wendy Carter
Registrar - Suzanne Betts
Chaplain - Madeleine Eckert
Historian - Cathi O'Hara
Librarian - Sharon Cadden
Councilor (1 year) - Elaine Deysenroth
Councilor (2 year) - Ellen Cummings
Councilor - Faith Arnold
1961-1964 Mrs. Ward C. Green
1964-1967 Mrs. John U. Steuber
1967-1971 Mrs. Ernest C. Albin
1971-1973 Mrs. James D. Jones
1973-1976 Mrs. Ward C. Green
1976-1979 Mrs. Robert G. Zanesky
1979-1982 Mrs. Beverly L. Rose
1982-1985 Mrs. Ivor Thompson
1985-1988 Mrs. Grace W. Ameden
1988-1990 Mrs. Beverly L. Rose
1990-1993 Mrs. Richard A. Booth
1993-1996 Mrs. George J. Roy
1996-2000 Mrs. Peter E. Dressler
2000-2002 Mrs. Edward J. O'Hara
2002-2003 Mrs. George J. Roy
2003-2005 Mrs. Nancy Roy
2005-2006 Mrs. Richard Moynihan
2006-2008 Mrs. George J. Roy
2008-2013 Ms. Patricia K. Rubino
2013-2015 Autier Allen-Craft
2015 - 2017 Cathi O'Hara