Ingrid Mallon

Ingrid MallonIngrid Mallon, 69, of Bethel, formerly of Ridgefield, died on Friday, May 8, 2015 at her home.

Ingrid was born in Germany, September 8, 1945, a daughter of Walter and Hildegard (Scheffler) Pelenus. She immigrated to the United States in 1950 with her family, first settling in Queens, NY where she attended NY schools and attained her Bachelors of Art degree from Hunter College.

She later attained her Master’s degree from Western CT State University.

An area resident since 1975, she resided in Ridgefield until 1993 when she relocated to Bethel.

She was a twenty seven year educator of the Ridgefield Public School system retiring in 2013. While in the school system, she taught the German language. She served at Scott Ridge School, East Ridge Middle School and Ridgefield High School.

She enjoyed music; most especially opera and the performances of Placido Domingo at the NY Metropolitan Opera.

Ingrid attended St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church of Ridgefield and served as a former youth advisor.

A son, Erik S. Mallon (Laura) of New York, NY and a sister, Brigitte Gerhardt of Ft. Lee, NJ survive.

Funeral services will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Ridgefield.

Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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