Brenda Darcey 1940 – 2022 BRUNSWICK – Brenda Darcey, 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday March 12, 2022 surrounded by her family. Brenda was born in Flushing, NY on February 7, 1940 to Pacifico “Pach” Giombetti and Adriana Lena “Lee” Gregoretti. After initial reluctance when her brother Carl Giombetti arrived at age 4, Brenda enjoyed growing up alongside Carl in Scarsdale, NY. It was a happy childhood in their close-knit Italian family. Not only did her grandmother, aunts, uncles and cousins live nearby, but one of her close cousins, Sylvia Contessa, joined her at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY Brenda met friends of always, Anna Jeanneau, Kirsten Whitsett and Mary Riney, while she was obtaining her baccalaureate at Skidmore. The four college roommates regularly took girls on trips for the next five decades, despite living on different continents. After graduating from Skidmore, Brenda moved to Cambridge, Mass. to earn a Masters in Education at Radcliffe. On a fateful night in September 1961, Brenda met Richard “Dick” Darcey at a party in Beacon Hill. A few months later, Dick invited Brenda to join him to see a production of The Music Man. Luckily, Brenda was looking forward to seeing the show. Brenda and Dick’s relationship blossomed, and in June 1963 they were married. Brenda and Dick began their married life in suburban New York. Brenda was a middle school history teacher until the birth of their first child, James Darcey. Gail and Adrienne Darcey followed. The family spent a few years living in London and traveling around Europe. With their children out of school, Brenda and Dick moved to Dallas, Williamsburg, Boston and then Brunswick, closer to their summer cottage on the Isle of Orr. Brenda has combined her love of art with her penchant for teaching by serving as a guide at art museums in New York, Dallas and Williamsburg. Brenda and Dick loved to travel, especially to visit their granddaughters, Bianca (Vicenza Italy) and Lillian (NYC). Brenda will be sadly missed by her husband, Dick; children James and his wife Patrizia Guadagnin, Gail, Adrienne and her husband Eric Smith; granddaughters Bianca and Lillian; brother, Carl and wife Dianne Giombetti; and extended family. A memorial service to celebrate Brenda’s rich life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at Brackett’s Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick. Memories and condolences can be shared on http://www.brackettfh.com . Memorial contributions may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association http://www.abta.org.