In Memoriam

We are very sorry to report the recent passing of a Y’s Women:

Carol Diamond, a founding member of Y’s Women and our third president, passed away at Norwalk Hospital on March 10. She was 100 years old! Carol was the second person to receive the Y’s Women’s Fabulous Friend honor. She started NewsTalk and many other initiatives over the years. 

Carol graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College in 1942. While there, as president of the college’s political action committee, she brought Eleanor Roosevelt to the campus to speak. She was an ad agency CEO, public housing advocate, writer, book editor, and human rights activist. Carol married Ted Diamond in 1946 and was happily married to him for 75 years. The couple moved to Westport in 1955.

In addition to her work with Y’s Women, Carol was a past vice president and treasurer of the Westport Library. She received the “Silver Donkey” award for her years of service to the Democratic Party. 

A celebration of Carol’s life will be held at the Westport Library on Sunday, April 3 at 10:30 am, followed by a reception at the Westport Woman’s Club. 

If you know of any of our members who are ill or who pass away, please contact Cary Peterson, our Y’s Care Coordinator, at