Arthur Hilario, Sr, 86, longtime owner of Hilario’s Service Center on Mt Pleasant Road in Newtown, died peacefully in his home, September 21. He was born December 1, 1926, in New Bedford, Mass., son of Abilio A. Hilario and Germana Moura Hilario.
Sabrina Marie Valente, 36, of Rochester, N.H., died unexpectedly, September 19, in Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H. She was born in Danbury, March 21, 1977, a daughter of Thomas and Barbara (Lednar) Valente of Sandy Hook.
Matthew T. Farrell, Jr, 58, died September 7, in Saint Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, surrounded by his family and friends. Born June 28, 1955, he was formerly of Stratford and a resident of Monroe for the last 31 years.
Thomas H. Duffy, 89, of Branford, died September 14, at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was born in Fall River, Mass., March 23, 1922, and was the son of Thomas H. and Anna Connelly Duffy. He was the beloved husband to the late Mary Regan Duffy. His daughters ...
Elizabeth Louise Brown Osborne, known to all as Betty Lou, died on September 11. Family, friends, and her beloved dogs surrounded her as she peacefully passed away on the land that she loved, Appleberry Farm. She was a resident of Sandy Hook for 74 of her 88 years. Betty Lou, also known as Gram and Gram-the-Great, was a dynamic woman of strong convictions and a gentle soul. She and her husband, Jim, were welcoming and extremely generous to all. Appleberry was a place where one could find a peaceful respite, a home cooked meal, a ride on a pony, a new puppy, some fresh garden vegetables and, of course, a swim in the pool. You always had to be prepared for April Fool’s Day, her special day of magic for all. A memorial service for family and friends will be held Friday, October 4, at 10:30 am, at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street in Newtown.