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Faith Harvie died peacefully on the evening of September 13, 2017, at her residence at The Osborn in Rye. She would have celebrated her 94th birthday on October 2. Born Faith Griswold Hall in 1923, she was the daughter of Eleanor (Fickeisen) and Frank Griswold Hall of New York City and Fairlee, Vermont. In her youth, Faith was an accomplished equestrienne. She attended Spence School in Manhattan and graduated from Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Connecticut, and later from Vassar College, in the accelerated wartime class of 1945-1944. On graduation from college she served as a researcher and assistant to noted economist Eliot Janeway in New York. After her marriage to U.S. Navy veteran James Beverly Harvie Jr. in 1947, the couple moved to Upper Nyack, N.Y., where they raised a family. For more than twenty-five years, the family summered in Chatham, Massachusetts. Mrs. Harvie was an avid tennis player, occasional bridge player, and devoted volunteer. She gave generously to numerous worthy causes and institutions, especially Grace Church in Nyack, St. Christopher’s Church in Chatham, and Christ’s Church in Rye. Mrs. Harvie is predeceased by her husband. She is survived by her three children, James B. Harvie III, Eleanor Harvie Gustafson, and Scott Chamberlayne Harvie, along with five grandchildren, and one great-grandson. A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held in the chapel at The Osborn on October 2 at 2 p.m.; burial will take place at a later date, in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, next to her loving husband. Donations in her honor may be made to the Fresh Air Fund.


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