Lenore (Lea) Chaice Mintz


April 21, 2020

Lenore (Lea) Chaice Mintz, 94, wife of the late Lewis R Mintz, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 virus at Ridge Crest at Meadow Ridge in Redding, Ct. Lea is survived by her three sons, Richard and his wife Barbara, Alan and his wife Pam, and Douglas and his wife Elaine, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Though born in New York, Lea was a long time resident of Norwalk and was active in her community volunteering for educational and political organizations such as the Bayer Corp, the United Way and the Urban League of Southwestern, Ct . Lea served as chairman of the Norwalk Board of Education from 1966-1972 and was instrumental in starting Norwalk Community College. From 1953-1970 Lea ran the Welcome Wagon of Norwalk and then worked in human resources for the Golden Door, a personal placement firm. In 1992 she devoted her time to Family & Children’s Agency as their Community Relations Consultant.

As the recipient of numerous awards she valued and loved her family and her community most of all.

  1. Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother who left important and lasting benefits to my hometown
    Jeff Davis

    April 24, 2020
    jeffrey davis -
  • We are saddened to learn of Lea’s death and extent our sincerest sympathy to her entire family.
    Having known Lea for many, many years, we shall remember her as the accomplished lady she was. Her visits to our office always included chats about her many activities, her family of whom she was proud, and a generous invitation to dine with her.
    Sadly, we never enjoyed the dinner to which Lea graciously welcomed us. However, she will always be a favored patient and an inspiration.
    Dr. and Maria Heliotis

    April 25, 2020
    Dr and Maria Heliotis -
  • So sorry for loss of your mother. She and all your family are in our prayers.
    The Gildaeā€™s

    April 25, 2020
    Bob Gildae -
  • Doug, Richard & families
    My thoughts are with all of you as you celebrate the life of your mom; she was a bright light and a true leader in our city.
    She will be missed although her legacy will live on in all of you and in the work that she did to make us a stronger more compassionate community. I was fortunate to have worked with her on a number of community planning efforts and truly valued her thoughtful counsel.

    April 29, 2020
    Dori Wilson -
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