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Obituary: Dr. Elizabeth Ufford

Dr. Elizabeth Ufford, of Southbury, CT, passed away on May 13, 2009. Born in Elmira, NY, on Aug. 19, 1909, she graduated from Dana Hall in Wellesley, MA, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Ufford moved to Port Washington in 1939 and opened a pediatric practice. Along with her private practice, she was the Manhasset and Port Washington school doctor for several years and worked for the Department of Health in Freeport. She was also part of a research team at Columbia which followed the lives of 40,000 babies. In 1975, Dr. Ufford retired from pediatrics in Port Washington, moved to Southbury, CT, and worked for several years as the assistant director of health.

She is survived by her son Joe Carpenter of Port Washington; daughter-in-law Pat; granddaughter Jacqueline Carpenter Ivory and her husband Chris of Miami, FL; two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Laurel.

Graveside services will be held in Elmira, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia University, Attn: Laura Tenenbaum, 630 West 168th St., Suite 2-430, New York, NY 10032. The Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 235 Main St. North, is in charge of arrangements. To place an online condolence, visit