Lynn M. Gorfinkle

Lynn M. Gorfinkle, 64 of Redding, an animal rights activist, died on Sunday, December 25, 2011 at Danbury Hospital.

Mrs. Gorfinkle was the wife of Michael A. Gorfinkle.

She was born in Bridgeport, CT, July 31, 1947, daughter of George and Elinor (Lincoln) Eckstein .  Lynn resided with her parents in Fairfield before marrying Mike in 1965.

A resident of Redding since 1977 coming from Virginia (one of the many moves with Mike working for IBM), Mrs. Gorfinkle was an animal rights activist for her entire adult life. As president of the  Animal Rights Alliance of Fairfield County she spearheaded a cat rescue group, Project Save A Cat, as well as CT-NAB (CT No Arrows or Bullets), an organization for advocating the coexistence with wildlife especially deer.

In addition to her passion for animal rights, she also enjoyed participating in drum circles and facilitating drumming workshops for community groups and particularly Alzheimer’s patients at various health care facilities.

In addition to her husband of forty-six years, she leaves many friends.

A Celebration of Lynn’s Life will take place at a later date.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in Lynn’s memory and honor may be made to Project Save A Cat, Animal Rights Alliance, P.O. Box 434, Cos Cob, CT 06807-0434

Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.

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