Sarah A. Gessner ’96 died on November 1, 2021, in Hartford, Connecticut.
(The following was published by the Boston Globe on November 12, 2021)
Sarah Ann Gessner, of Hartford, CT, formerly of Chestnut Hill, November 1, 2021. Beloved daughter of Dr. James and Ann Marie (O’Leary) Gessner of Chestnut Hill. Loving sister of Abby Gessner and her husband, Robert Shiffrar, of Roslindale. Sarah was born on November 2, 1973 in Durham, NC, and grew up in Jamaica Plain before moving with her family to Chestnut Hill. Sarah was a graduate of the Park School, The Winsor School, Bowdoin College, and the University of Connecticut School of Law where she was an editor of the Law Review and a moot court finalist. After law school Sarah worked in Boston at the law firm Dewey, Le Boeuf and later, after moving to Hartford, as an attorney at Pratt and Whitney. At the time of her death she was with Coventry as a contracts specialist.