Finn Wettergreen of Rowayton, died on March 24, 2012 at his home in Rowayton, CT. He was 67.
Finn was born in Oslo, Norway on June 10, 1944. His parents were Frederik Wettergreen and Hjordis “Vesla” Amundsen.
During his early years Finn attended schools in Oslo and then immigrated to the United States as a foreign exchange student while his mother was working in Michigan. He graduated from Midland High School in Michigan in 1962. Afterwards, he attended the University of Delaware and then returned to Oslo to complete a business degree at Handels Gymnasium in 1966.
Finn was in the international tanker business for over 35 years, first working at Stolt Nielsen Ltd. in NYC (where he met Terry, on the 64th floor of the Chrysler Building) and then at Stolt’s offices in Connecticut; he also worked at MT Maritime Management Group in their Singapore and Westport offices. His work in shipping also took him to posts in Copenhagen and Manila, Philippines.
Later in his career, Finn worked in real estate, focusing on the Rowayton and Darien markets. Finn was a citizen of the world, traveling across the globe for both work and pleasure, from South America to Asia to Europe. Some of his favorite family adventures included an elephant safari in Thailand, the wonder of the Taj Mahal, the real windmills of La Mancha near Toledo Spain, the beautiful Alhambra Palace in Granada Spain, the sacred monkey forest in Bali, the grandeur of the Grand Canyon; and so many more favorites.
Finn and his wife Terry have been members of Roton Point Club for over 20 years, enjoying tennis, swimming, family barbeques, club social events, and simply relaxing by the Sound. Finn was also a member of Ishoda Yacht Club. His passions included photography, with his favorite subjects being sunrises, sunsets, birds and flowers; fast boats and even faster cars; playing golf with the guys; and summer vacations at the shore in Avalon, NJ.
He is survived by his beloved wife Terry and daughter Sonja Wettergreen and sisters-in-law Tina Horne and Mary Lou Lindegren Perkins, brothers-in-law Fred Horne and Brad Perkins, nieces Melissa and Megan Horne and Emily and Abby Perkins, and mother-in-law Ruth Lindegren.
There will be a celebration of Finn’s life at the (210 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT) on Saturday, March 31 at 12:00 pm. Family members from across the country are coming to join in this celebration.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the following organizations, which meant so much to Finn and his family: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10021-6094, Bennett Cancer Center at Stamford Hospital, 30 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT, Caring Bridge: www.caringbridge.org/donate or by mail to: CaringBridge, Donation Processing Center. PO Box 6032, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6632. For info or online guestbook, please go to: Magnerfuneralhome.com