At age 82, of North Branford, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2011 after a long and courageous battle against Parkinson's disease. Daughter of the late Herbert W. and Emmy K. Meyer and sister of the late Dorothy M. Craig . She is survived by her devoted husband of almost 62 years Lawton G. Sargent, Jr., children Geofrey L. Sargent of North Branford, Peter B. Sargent and wife Barbara of Newton Center, MA, and Cynthia S. Chase and husband Tyler of Hamden, and grandchildren Lauren & Christine Sargent and Spencer and Corey Chase. In addition to her role as a loving mother who valued family above all else, Auddie had a long and distinguished career in public service. Her many Board memberships included the Association of Junior Leagues of America, Inc. (1965-1969) acting as National Vice President for Region I (1965-1967), New Haven Lawn Club (1973-1979) and the first woman President (1977-1979), Leila Day Nurseries (1961-1969), Yale New Haven Hospital Trustees (1973-1976; 1982-1988), United Way of Greater New Haven (1973-1983), Quinnipiac College (1977-1989), and Union Trust Company/Northeast Bancorp, Inc. (1975-1994). On their beloved Nantucket where she and Lawt spent as much time as possible in their house (1972-1994) she was involved with the Nantucket Community Association (1996-2000). Among the many awards received, she was most proud of the 1980 YWCA of Greater New Haven Women in Leadership Award and the 1982 Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Award. Burial will be private. A Memorial Reception Celebrating Audrey's Life will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 7th at the New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave, New Haven. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to either the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Attn: Tribute Gifts, at Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780 or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation at 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. We love you Gegi.

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  1. Cindy, So sorry to read about the passing of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Fondly, Gina Carloni Hart

  2. Our condolences to the Sargent and Chase families on the passing of your mother. We all share such wonderful memories of our times together and her place in our lives will always be cherished. All our love Deb and Ted

  3. We send our sincere condolences to the Sargent family. You are in our hearts. Judi Bensen Stigle and Nancy Bensen Day(nantucket)

  4. Dear Cindy and Ty, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We both know how hard it is to lose a parent and Pat especially knows how difficult losing a mother to Parkinson’s is. Fondly, Bill & Pat Bakke

  5. Dear Cousins, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your luminous mother, Cousin Auddie, who I remember so well from .The Frolic. of years back! I send you all my most heartfelt wishes and love during this sad passage, Felicity Sargent Blundon (daughter of the late James Cunningham Sargent and Rebecca Jackson Sargent.)

  6. My heart goes out to all the members of the Sargent family. Mrs. Sargent was a wonderful,and beauiful person. I am honored that I got to know her these past years at Evergreen Woods. Please accept my condolences, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Dear Lawt: I was sorry to learn of Audrey’s passing. I enjoyed many hours working with her as a member of the United Way Board. She was a tireless and avid supporter of everything good about New Haven. My prayers are with you. Lee Morgan

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