Anna Faulkner Clark

Simsbury, Conn. — Anna Faulkner Clark, age 76, died in her sleep on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at her home in Simsbury.

A longtime Simsbury resident and part-time resident of New London, N.H., she leaves her husband of 53 years, David Wheeler Clark, Jr.; daughters, Rebecca Clark and her husband, Daniel Long of Storrs, Conn., and Kendall Clark and her husband, Peter Engelman of Conway, Mass.; four grandchildren: Riley and Aidan Clark-Long, and Waverley and Grace Engelman; and a sister, Matilda Faulkner Maassen of Wilmington, Del.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y. in 1938, Anna was the daughter of Matilda and H. Kenneth Faulkner and grew up in Fairfield, Conn. She graduated from the Hewitt School, Briarcliff College, and the University of Bridgeport. Anna had been a member of the Junior League, Connecticut Valley Garden Club, Baker Hill Golf Club and the Lake Sunapee Yacht Club. She was a congregant of Asylum Hill Congregational Church, Hartford, and First Church of Christ, Simsbury.

Anna traveled the world with David and lived a full and joyful life. Together they made their hometowns better, richer places for all, becoming closely involved in and supporting many cultural and non-profit organizations in Connecticut and New Hampshire.

Anna will be remembered for her generous and playful spirit, her practical approach to life, her deep commitment to family and friends, her genuine enthusiasm for whatever talent or skill each of us possesses, and her uncanny ability to find common ground with everyone she met.

A service will be held on Tuesday, July 22, at 11 a.m. at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Conn.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Anna’s memory to the WALKS Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 155, West Granby, CT 06090, or the New London Hospital, 273 County Road, New London, NH 03257.

Please visit Anna’s “Book of Memories” at for online condolences.