Sheridan Danforth P’83, ’84, GP’02

Longtime friend of the college Sheridan Danforth died on June 20, 2022, in New London, N.H. She was 83. Sheridan was predeceased by her husband, former Chair of the Colby-Sawyer College Board of Trustees Peter Danforth, after 54 years of marriage.

Sheridan was born in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Greenbriar College in 1956 before raising four children, Laura, Kimberly, David and Mark. She lived the final 40 years of her life in New London, where she was an active community member. She served as a volunteer at Woodcrest Village, New London Hospital, Meals on Wheels and the Kearsarge Area Council on Aging. She was also actively involved with Colby-Sawyer College and enjoyed hosting international students as part of the college’s Friendship Family program. In 2003, Sheridan and Peter were inducted as inaugural members of the Legends Society, a group whose membership includes those who donate $1 million or more to the college during their lifetimes. The Danforth’s belief in Colby-Sawyer is perhaps best reflected, however, in the decisions of their two daughters, Laura Danforth ’83 and Kimberly Danforth ’84, and their granddaughter, Kristin Danforth ’02, to attend.

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