John Louis Kopins, 80, of Sandy Hook died June 18 at Danbury Hospital, with his loving wife Yvonne at his bedside. He was born December 11, 1934, in Hague, Va., and was the son of the late Lucinda “Connie” and Howard “Doc” Kopins.
Josephine Steffens Bojnowski, 98, of Newington and Newtown, died peacefully June 18. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry Bojnowski. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Pauline and Joseph Steffens, and niece to the late Monsignor Lucian Bojnowski. A loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she leaves her son, Joseph Bojnowski, and his wife Jane, of Newtown; her five grandchildren, Perry, Wendy, Chad, Laura, and John, and ten great-grandchildren.
Patricia Anne Neary Glover of Woodbury, born in Rochester, N.Y., died June 12. A former resident of Newtown, she is survived by her beloved husband of 34 years, Lee W. Glover, Sr; her sons, Tim Ennis and Marc Ennis, and his wife Katherine Ennis; her stepsons, Lee W. Glover, Jr, and his wife Donna Glover, and Charles J. Glover, and his wife Julie Glover; her sister-in-law, Joan Glover Crick; and many more loving family members and friends of Newtown, Woodbury, and Rochester.
Stanley M. Bernstein, 80, died on June 11, surrounded by his family, after a long illness. A 45-year resident of Mt Kisco, N.Y., Mr Bernstein was born on May 6, 1935, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was the father of Judy Rosentel of Newtown.
Michael D. Hurley, 76, of Newtown died May 29 in Colorado Springs, Colo., with his loving wife of 43 years by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr Hurley was visiting family at the time of his death. He was born February 28, 1939, in Jersey City, N.J., and was the son of the late Rose (Duffy) and Thomas Hurley.
Richard V. “Rich” Petershack of Oconomowoc, Wis., 87, formerly of Richardson, Texas, and Brookfield and West Allis, Wis., died June 5. He was born April 1, 1928, to Marie and Victor Petershack. After a long and very active life, he died peacefully, as a result of a br...
Ann Lisa (Cook) Osto, 73, died peacefully June 6, in the compassionate care of Regional Hospice Center for Comfort Care and Healing in Danbury. She spent her final days surrounded by the love of family and friends. She was the daughter of John Lennart Nelson (born Gunnar Karlsson) of Gavle, Sweden, and Elsa Viola Vikberg Nelson of Rangsby, Finland.
Dorothy Thompson, 91, formerly of Newtown, died peacefully June 4, in Ft Myers, Fla., after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late S. Franklyn Thompson. She was born July 6, 1923, in Sharon, Conn., and was the daughter of the late Frank and Viola Manning.