Audrey Doniger is a longtime Westporter, an avid “06880” reader, and an all-around great woman. She’s one of those folks who — very quietly — helps make this town what it is.
Her son Jon writes:
My mother has lived in Westport for 50 years. As an at-home mom in the 1960s-’80s she cooked and catered with Martha Stewart, Lili Bonora, Sara Gross and a number of other local food luminaries
She is widely known to a generation of Westporters as “the cookie lady.” In our house it wasn’t just “the door is always open.” Rather, the refrigerator was always open. I never knew who would be downstairs eating or enjoying late night munchies.
Everyone felt comfortable hanging out with her. That’s rare for tweens, teens and college kids. To this day, many of her children’s friends have stayed Audrey’s friends too. They stay in touch, and still drop by the house to check in on her.
Happy 80th birthday!