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  • Alexander William DiSabato

    Alexander William DiSabato, 75, of Newtown died October 18. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he graduated from the Police Academy in 1964 and served the City of New York in various Manhattan and Bronx Divisions and precincts before promotion to detective, working Bronx Narcotics and Manhattan Homicide.

  • Leslie Nogi Luminati

    Leslie Nogi Luminati, 72, a Ridgefield resident for 37 years, died peacefully October 18. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., August 15, 1942, to Vida Evans Nogi and Alfred Nogi, first generation British and Hungarian immigrants (respectively), and educators in the Linden, N.J., school district. Her husband of 50 years, Robert; daughter Gwynne Luminati Wittmann of Sandy Hook...

  • Claire Marie Holzner

    Claire Marie Holzner (nee Hammond), 80, a longtime resident of Newtown, died peacefully October 19 at Danbury Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Louis Holzner. They recently celebrated their 60th anniversary, with all their children.

  • Eugene John Robert LaVigne

    Eugene “Gene” John Robert LaVigne, 62, a resident since 1998 of Danbury, previously a 20-year resident of Newtown and Sandy Hook, died at his home October 17. Born in Marquette, Mich., he was a son of the late Betty Jane (Madel) and Eugene John LaVigne.

  • Eleanor Ferrusi Bowden

    Eleanor Ferrusi Bowden, 86, of Monroe, beloved wife of the late Edmund W. Bowden, beloved mother and grandmother, died October 18 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bridgeport June 8, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Frances Matera Ferrusi and was a lifelong area resident.Survivors include three children, Donna Bowden of Newtown...

  • Ezio DiCristofaro

    Ezio “Chris” DiCristofaro, 83, of Wolcott died peacefully October 14 at the VITAS Unit at St Mary’s Hospital, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Lena (Perrone) DiCristofaro. He was born in Pratola, Peligna, Italy, November 24, 1930, and was the son of the late Aida (Ramunno) and Gugliemo DeCristofaro. Besides his wife of 55 years, he leaves his daughters, Kathryn Colucci, and her husband Robert, of Newtown...

  • Atty George N. Wakelee

    Attorney George N. Wakelee, Newtown, died October 14. His loving wife Patricia; his daughters Karen A. Hughes of South Kent and Joan P. Lewis of Albuquerque, N.M....

  • James F. Seeley, Jr

    James F. Seeley, Jr, 81, a resident of Danbury for more than 60 years, and previously of Brookfield, died October 13 at his home. He was the husband of the late Lorraine A. (Carrine) Seeley. Survivors include his daughters, Christine M. Neves, and her husband Glenn, of Newtown...

  • Edward C. Thompson

    Edward C. Thompson, 52, of Newtown, died October 8. He was born in Queens, N.Y., June 12, 1962, and was the son of the late Jane E. (DuFlon) and William H. Thompson.

  • Annamay Koudelka

    Annamay Koudelka, 72, of Newtown died October 13. She was born May 23, 1942, in Astoria, Queens, N.Y., to Lillian and Charles Koehler. She was the wife of Warren Koudelka, Sr.