November 4, 1928 ~ June 27, 2011
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.