Marye (Toronyi) Nash Kraemer, 100, a resident of West Hartford, CT for 59 years, passed away peacefully at Rocky Hill CT Veteran’s Home and Hospital with her immediate family present on Wednesday September 18, 2019. She was born on April 22, 1919 in Christopher, Illinois. A graduate in occupational therapy from Milwaukee Downer College (now Lawrence University), she also taught substitute classrooms in Hartford. After joining the WAAC in WWII, she received a seriously disabling injury as an ordinance technician at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, but recovered to be a wife, mother, and homemaker. She was a member of the West Hartford Dames and the Women’s Guild of the First Church of Christ Congregational West Hartford. On April 22, 2019 the Rocky Hill community of staff and Vets celebrated her 100th birthday with a party for Marye. Live music from the 40s, tributes and a toast ended with a salute from the resident Vets. Marye returned the salute.
Marye was predeceased by her first husband Audrow Nash of West Hartford, Superintendent at Travelers Insurance Company, and subsequently Edward C. Kraemer, Jr., also from West Hartford and an attorney for Travelers. She is survived by her daughter Laura Nash and spouse of Cambridge MA, and her son Robert Audrow Nash of Washington, CT. She is also survived by four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Also by her stepson Raymond Kraemer and 3 step-grandchildren by his first daughter Karen Ann Daly (deceased).
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 27 at 10:00am in the Levitow Healthcare Chapel @ State Veterans Home, 287 West Street, Rocky Hill. A private graveside will be held at Fairview Cemetery, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Geordie Campbell. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Marye may be made to the First Church West Hartford Webster Library http://www.whfirstchurch.org/jp-webster-library/about/ or the Women’s Military Memorial at Arlington cemetery where Marye’s bio is posted www.womensmemorial.org. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com