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  • Martin Andrew Sainsbury-Carter

    Martin Andrew Sainsbury-Carter, 48, Arlington, Va., died August 2, after a heroic fight with cancer. He was a Newtown resident for 21 years, attending Newtown schools, and graduating from the Wooster School in Danbury. His wife, Stacy Fuller, and two...

  • Mary Wray Ruffles

    Mary Wray Ruffles, 82, of Bethel, and formerly a longtime resident of Newtown; mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died peacefully August 16 at home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Bronx, N.Y., October 11, 1932.

  • Robert James Ryan

    Robert James “Bob” Ryan, Sr, 86 died August 9, at his home in Norwalk. He was a lifelong resident of Norwalk, born February 23, 1929, and was the son of the late Leo and Marguerite O’Keefe Ryan.

  • Eve Lynne Donigian

    Eve Lynne Donigian, 71, of Sandy Hook died August 10, after a brave but short six-week battle with brain cancer —  glioblastoma multiforme. Her motto throughout her short and courageous battle was always, “Let’s kick those tumors!”

  • Stuart Alden Opdahl

    Stuart Alden Opdahl, 77, most recently of Newtown, and formerly of Bedford, Huntington Station, and Bethpage, N.Y., died August 7 after an extended illness. Born in Bethpage, December 20, 1937, he was the youngest son of the late Clara and Olaf Opdahl.

  • Mark Phillip Todd, Sr

    Mark Phillip Todd, Sr, 47, of Newtown died July 27. He was born October 5, 1967, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and was the son of the late Bennie Todd and Mary Mungo Todd.

  • David Paul Delia

    David Paul Delia, 47, of Newtown died August 1. He was born August 8, 1967, in New Jersey, to Barbara and Anthony Delia.  He leaves behind his wife, Karen, and their children, George, Alessandra, Hannah, Cameo, and Colby.

  • Susan Brachfeld Washburn

    Susan Brachfeld Washburn, 64, of Newtown died August 6 at Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut in Danbury. She was born in Manhattan, May 2, 1951, and was the daughter of Julian Dov Brachfeld and the late Enid Zinman.

  • Jean Agnes Cassidy

    Jean Agnes Cassidy, 85, Trumbull, beloved wife of Joe Allen Cassidy, Sr, died peacefully in her home July 30. She was born June 6, 1930, in Middletown, N.Y., and was the daughter of the late Margaret and Walter Dages, Sr. In addition to her beloved husband...

  • Thomas J. Corner

    Thomas J. Corner, 74, of Shelton, beloved husband to Paulette Saccone Corner, died peacefully August 2 at Griffin Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born in Bridgeport, March 4, 1941, he was the son of the late Edward and Helena Byrne Corner.