Maureen M. Mayer

Maureen M. Mayer, a long time resident of Ridgefield passed away on May 22, 2011 at Norwalk Hospital.  She was 74 years old and mother of Deborah L. Prieger of Ridgefield and Andrew F. Kelly of Scarsdale, New York.  Maureen was born in Bronx County, the daughter of Mary and George Mayer.  As a young woman she was a model in New York City and later worked for her father who owned Mayer’s Parkway Restaurant.

In 1966 she and her former husband, Henry Prieger, opened the Ridgefield Inn.  In 1978 she established the West Lane Inn which she continued to run with her daughter, Debbie who survives her.  Ms. Mayer enjoyed travel, music and eating in fine restaurants.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her Dobermans.  Maureen is also survived by her brother, George R. Mayer, his wife Brenna and their children Michael and Brian.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield, on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 4-7 PM.

Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y. at the direction of the family.

In lieu of flowers friends are asked to make a donation to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY  10065 

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