A memorial service to celebrate the life of Branford Eagle editor Marcia Chambers will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Yale Law School Levinson Auditorium, 127 Wall St., New Haven. Marcia died July 13.
The auditorium is the site of the jazz concerts that Marcia planned each year to honor her late husband, Stan Wheeler, a Yale law professor who played trumpet with the Yale Jazz Ensemble, and the Reunion Jazz Ensemble.
Please join her family and friends to honor the memory of a remarkable woman whose journalism career spanned a lifetime – from the New York Times to the community of Branford.
In addition to her passion for journalism, Marcia developed a keen interest in the law. She received a fellowship to study at Yale Law School, where she earned a master’s degree. She remained at Yale as a journalism fellow, writing for regional and national publications and advising other journalists studying at the law school.
Marcia began publishing the Branford Eagle as an online column in 2006 and expanded it to a full-fledged newspaper in 2009. The Eagle has been a non-profit entity under the Online Journalism Project, and is a sister-paper to the New Haven Independent, founded by editor Paul Bass. Bass penned a wonderful tribute at her death.
Marcia loved reporting the town’s news, and she was a mentor and inspiration to her staff. She was truly one of a kind.
The Eagle’s staff would like to take this time to thank our readers for their condolences and kind words.