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Baroness Stefania von Kories zu Goetzen (1939 – 2013)

Baroness Stefania von Kories zu GoetzenAmerican born von Kories zu Goetzen was heavily involved in The Residents’ Society of Mayfair & St. James’s and lived in grandeur on St. James’s Square. In an article in 1982, TIME accused her of being involved in a jewellery heist at the Ritz Paris. They were later forced to issue an apology. A portrait of the Baroness by Pietro Annigoni, started in Italy in the 1960s and still incomplete at the artist’s death, was so large that she was forced to move from Eaton Square to accommodate it. “I am an artist, not an architect”, he told her, before concluding: “Buy a new house”.

  1. NOTICE OF DEATH: Baroness Stefania, peacefully on 24th March in St Thomas’ Hospital, Lambeth. Requiem Mass at The Church of The Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, London W1K 3AH on Monday 8th April at 11 a.m. No flowers please, but donations in lieu, if desired, in favour of the British Red Cross and all enquiries c/o A France & Son, 45 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1N 3NH. Tel: 020 7405 4901.

  2. I’m really sorry for the lost of this Lady, but I know She’ll leave something very important for remembering Her
    permanently and prominently

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