Angelica Peale Ewing, world traveler, beloved family member

Angelica Peale Ewing

Angelica Peale Ewing

Angelica Peale Ewing died December 11, 2014, at home in Greenwich, of lung cancer. At her death she was surrounded by her family.

According to her family she was “loved by many whose lives she touched through her 12 years as head of Cancer Care Volunteers at the Greenwich Hospital. She took a minor program and turned it into a vital part of the hospital’s integrated approach to cancer care, with over 100 volunteers. She brought a deeply empathetic vision to the service of treating patients with this savage disease — and she was remembered and honored for this impact when she herself returned years later in need of treatment for the very illness she’d spent so long trying to defeat in others.”

Ms. Ewing grew up in Washington D.C. She attended the Potomac School, Madeira and Vassar College, and graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in French. She had a lifelong interest in foreign affairs, fueled by a year at the University of Grenoble in France, and worked for several years as a researcher at US News & World Report. She served for many years on the board of governors of the Off-the-Record Lecture Series of the Foreign Policy Association.

In 1964 she married Edward G. Ewing. They lived for five years in New York City before moving to Greenwich in 1969. In later years she became an avid hiker and outdoorswoman. With her husband she hiked and biked in Kenya, France, England, Turkey, Nepal, New Zealand, and many other places. Her family said that in the last month of her life she traveled with her husband to London to celebrate their 50th anniversary and she was able to enjoy walks in the countryside and time with friends and family.

Her family stated, “Angie had no casual relationships, as each person was special to her. Some of her last words were instructions to her family to deliver Christmas presents she’d bought and wrapped for friends.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Heather Peale Ewing of New York and Jenny Ewing Allen of Shepherdstown, W. Va., and one grandson, Walter Grady Allen.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Direct Relief, Directrelief.org (27 S. La Patera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93117); the Bendheim Cancer Center of the Greenwich Hospital, Giving.greenhosp.org/home (35 River Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807); and the Montecito Trails Foundation, Montecitotrailsfoundation.org (PO Box 5481, Santa Barbara, CA 93150). Arrangements under the care of Nutmeg State Cremation.

To send condolences to the family, visit Nutmegcremation.com

—by the staff

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