Peter Edwards Nightingale, 60, Of Darien, Banker, NewStar Financial

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Peter Edwards Nightingale
Peter Edwards Nightingale Photo Credit: The Daily Voice/Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. - Peter Edwards Nightingale of Darien died Tuesday, Jan. 14. He was 60.

Nightingale was born Dec. 1, 1953; son of Stephen Edwards Nightingale and Sally Lord Nightingale. He grew up in Darien and attended the town's public schools during his childhood, before attending The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor from which he graduated in 1972. He later attended and graduated from Brown University, class of 1976 and the New York University Stern School of Business.

Nightingale was a banker  and began his career with Manufacturers Hanover Corporation in New York City. He later worked for Chemical Bank in both London and New York City, Chase Manhattan Corporation in New York City, FleetBoston Financial in New York City, Bank of America in New York City and finally NewStar Financial in Darien, where he worked from 2007 until his passing. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors of Ring's End, Inc.

He was a lifelong member of the Noroton Yacht Club in Darien, and also was a member of the Silvermine Golf Club in Norwalk. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Person-to-Person, Inc., a charitable organization in Darien. He was also a member of the congregation at St. Luke's Episcopal Parish in Darien.

Nightingale is survived by his wife, Kim; and sons, Andrew and Scott, both of whom live in New York City.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Boston Post Road in Darien. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at St. Luke's Episcopal Parish, 1864 Boston Post Road in Darien.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Person-to-Person, 1864 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820, or to Darien EMS Post 53, P.O. Box 2066, Darien, CT 06820.

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