Jane Phelps, a resident of Ridgefield since l965 and active in community affairs, died suddenly on January 9, 2013. She was 78 years old.
Mrs. Phelps was born in Manhattan on May 30, l935 to Raymond Huguet and Gabriella Guranyi Portman. Her family moved to Mt. Vernon, NY when she was 5 then moved to New Rochelle, NY two years later. She attended New Rochelle High School, The University of Rochester and The Berkeley School. During the summer of her sophomore year in college she met her future husband, Edwin J. “Jim” Phelps, Jr., who was attending Lafayette College. They later learned that they had both lived on the same street, at different times, in Mt. Vernon and both had attended the same elementary school!