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"Up, up the long delirious burning blue; I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.

Where never lark, or even eagle flew; And while with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high, untrespassed sanctity of space; Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."

JOHN GILLESPIE MAGEE JR. '40, FROM THE POEM "HIGH FLIGHT"

Man of Avon: Michael D. Sargent ’72

Obituary

1953 - 2019
Michael Day Sargent, was laid to rest December 16, 2019, at his family plot in Greenwich, CT. Michael, son of the late George K. Sargent Jr. and Betty Martin Sargent is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jennifer, sons Michael and Porter, siblings Betsy Hill and William Sargent, and his three nieces.

In 1976, Michael, Avon Old Farms School class of '72, married Jennifer Hoagland while starting his career in insurance with Johnson & Higgins, in NYC. In 1986 Michael and his family moved to Falmouth, ME where he joined Sedgwick James as a Senior Vice President and Director of the Northeast commercial practice. In 1995 he joined Alexander & Alexander as the Director of Northeast Healthcare. Then in 1997, Michael and Jennifer left Maine to run Sea Street Market in Hyannis, MA, until selling it in 2004. Eventually career opportunities would take Michael and Jennifer to Boston's Northshore from 2008-'11 and then to the Seattle area till retiring in 2019 to a farmhouse in Killingworth, CT.

Above all Michael loved spending time with family and friends experiencing the outdoors, whether that was island hopping on a boat, fly fishing a river or bird hunting with the family lab. Michael will be remembered for his heartfelt nature, playful humor and steadfast loyalty. In lieu of flowers Michael's family asks a contribution in his memory be made to either of the organizations listed below, both of which meant so much to him.

Published on NYTimes.com from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2019

 

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