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“Sincere condolences and warm memories from Seaview Beach. Annie was such a lovely young woman. She will truly be missed. Sending strength and hugs...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Susan Reiley - Madison, CT

“David, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Anne sounds like an amazing wife, mom and friend, I only wish I had the pleasure to meet her. Stay...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Paul Dara - Huntrington, NY

“David:I lift you up in prayers of strength as you focus on the upcoming weeks.. Very sorry to hear of your loss.My thoughts and prayers for you ,...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Deb Bergan - Newtown, PA

“David, I was so sorry to hear your heartbreaking news. Anne sounds like a wonderful person and loving wife and mother. May memories of happier times...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Robin Como - CT

“David - I was saddened at the news of Anne’s passing and am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you, the boys and the Callahan...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Raney - Lawrenceville, NJ

“Dearest Nancy, I am grieving for you and with all your family. I want to put my arms around you and let you know so many GCA'ers are heartbroken for...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Deborah Peterson - Blaine, MN

“Dear Nancy, Norman, Ted and MaggieWords cannot properly express how sad we are re your loss. We are trying to focus on night games and the other ...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Leslie Rahl - Naples, FL

“Our deepest condolences to the Callahan, Brown and Cooling Families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Stefanie Tata - Toronto, AL

“DavidThere are no words of comfort that I can convey that will be remotely adequate during this most difficult time for you. Just know that you,...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Randy Rogers - Pittsburgh, PA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Elizabeth Ball and Frank Bellocchio - CT

“My deepest condolences to the Callahan and Brown families. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this extremely difficult time. I wish strength...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: David Garabedian - New York, NY

“I send my love and deepest sympathy to David and the family. I will always have fond memories of Anne. She was a true friend with a loving soul. ...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: John Hatchl - Rowayton, CT

“Dear David, George, and AugustMy heart breaks for the 3 of you. Anne spent a lot of time in my classroom getting George used to being in the 2's at...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Boccadoro - Darien, CT

“We send love and healing prayers to all of Anne and David's family. With love, Elizabeth and George Hawes ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Elizabeth and George Hawes - CT


Anne Brown Callahan, born January 15th, 1979, a lifelong resident of Darien and graduate of Kent School, left us on Friday, November 25th 2016. Anne leaves behind her loving husband, David, two spirited boys, her parents, siblings, three junkyard dogs, a pile of random craft projects and a heartbroken network of family and friends. Her love of reading was matched only by her keen interest in movies, celebrity gossip, crossword puzzles, cooking, documentaries and NPR podcasts. She had an infectious laugh and an incredible smile. Anne was beautiful, gritty and sharp. She was an avid skier and yogi. Known by friends and family as the "Iron Butterfly", she was a breast cancer survivor who always maintained a humble strength throughout. Most of all, Anne loved her two boys. She considered motherhood an incredible and unexpected gift in light of her health challenges and she pursued it with passion. She was a wonderful cook, had a mean backyard curveball, and she could set or break, with equal determination, bedtime rules and routines. Living on in her honor: her husband David and their sons, George Brown Callahan and August Ellsworth Callahan, her parents Nancy Brown of Sarasota, Florida, and Norman H. Brown Jr. and his partner, Anne Cooling, of New Canaan, a brother, Ted Brown and his wife Kate Harrison Brown, a sister, Margaret Brown Domont and her husband Andrew, and their two daughters, and two step brothers, Andrew and Billy Cooling. She is also survived by David's parents, Bob and Sharon Callahan and his brothers, Jason Callahan and Rory Callahan, and Rory's wife Amanda Spurlin Callahan and their three daughters. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Darien at 10am on Friday, December 2nd, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Anne's name to the Center for Hope, 590 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820 or PAWS 504 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851. As Anne used to say, "you get what you get and you don't get upset." We hope to embody her strength and spirit during this terribly upsetting time. Annie, we love you and will miss you always.