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Legendary Golfer Louise Munro, 89, Greenwich Resident

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Louise Munro, a local legendary golfer who was well-known in golfing circles, died Sept. 26, of natural causes. She was 89.

She had been a resident of Greenwich for over 50 years, residing at 40 W. Elm St.

Born in Venice, Italy, on Nov. 17, 1925, she was the daughter of Professor Vincent DeVivo and Lina Ferria.

She is survived by a sister, Betty Fecci, of Branford; a brother, Victor DeVivo, of Darien; as well as nieces and nephews and a step-grandson, Sandy Munro, of Aspen, Colo.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Alexander Finlay Munro, and her sister, Irene Medwed.

She was a 30-year member of the Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda and a lifetime member (over 65 years) of the Innis Arden Golf Club in Old Greenwich.

Here championship victories include: Tri-state (MA/CT/RI) Endicott Cup, Women's Tri-county Golf Association, four-time Connecticut Women's Senior, six-time Connecticut Women's Legends, nine-time City of Stamford, five-time Town of Greenwich, and three-time Bermuda Ladies' Amateur.

Because of Munro's outstanding golf achievements through the years and her 27 Club Championships at Innis Arden - including 15 straight wins - the Club at its Centennial Celebration in 1999 at the Hyatt Regency bestowed upon her the title of "Pre-eminent Athlete of Innis Arden's First 100 Years."

On Nov. 20, 2007, in a ceremony also held at the Hyatt, she was the first woman to be named a Local Honoree by the Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association.

Calling hours are Sunday at Knapp & Son Funeral Home, 267 Greenwich Ave., between 2 to 6 p.m.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. John's Church, 279 Atlantic St., in Stamford, at 10 a.m. on Monday.

Burial will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park Cemetery in Stamford.

In lieu of flowers, she has requested that an act of kindness be performed on a one-to-one basis.

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