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  • Ines O. Freuler

    Ines Freuler, 85, of Stamford, forever known to her family as “Schatzie,” died July 25, a short month after her birthday. Born in Bern, Switzerland, June 15, 1928, she immigrated to New York on the Queen Elizabeth in 1950. She always told her family how excited she was to see the Statue of Liberty for the first time.

  • Sally Montgomery Ratyna

    Sally Montgomery Ratyna, 80, of Southbury, died peacefully July 25, with her family by her side. She was born October 10, 1932, in Springfield, Ky., the youngest of five siblings.

  • Frank E. Velky

    rank E. Velky, 102, of Bridgeport, died July 27, at Connecticut Hospice. Mr Velky was born in Bridgeport to Martin and Julia (Pekar) Velky. He was a founding member of the Cedarhurst Association on Lake Zoar in Newtown.

  • Sylvia Parsons Davidson

    Sylvia Parsons Davidson, 100, died peacefully July 25, at Masonicare in Newtown. She was born February 5, 1913, in Newtown, to Louis Birdsey Parsons and Vivian Wetmore. Her husband, Howard B. Davidson, predeceased her in 2012, after 76 years of marriage.

  • Sal Cucco

    Sal Cucco, 50, formerly of Stamford, died July 27, at Danbury Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He endured countless surgeries and procedures with an ever positive and courageous spirit that inspired all who loved him. He was born in Stamford, January 18, 1963, to Alberto and Giovanna Cucco.

  • Helene Konnerth Piller

    Helene Konnerth Piller, 99, of Newtown, a woman of tenacity, laughter and beauty, died July 2.

  • Jeannine C. Lombardo

    Jeannine C. Lombardo, 69, of Brookfield, loving wife of 50 years to Joseph Lombardo, died July 23, at Danbury Hospital. She was born January 29, 1944, in Membruggen, Belgium, to Leonard and Rosalie Stegen.

  • Robert James Curtis

    Robert James Curtis died July 18, at Candlewood Valley Care Center, New Milford, after fighting a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease for 26 years. He was born in Glen Cove, N.Y., February 19,1932, to Robert and Catherine (McGowan) Curtis. He was the beloved husband of Christina Curtis for 56 years.

  • Gertrude Kraushaar

    Gertrude “Teresa” Kraushaar, 87, of Millville, Del., died July 7. She was born in Baltimore, Md., June 13, 1926, where she resided until moving to Bethany Beach, Del., in 1977.

  • Ruth Rowe and Bruce Loev

    Ruth (Hubertus) Rowe and Bruce Kevin Loev, of Danbury, died unexpectedly, July 10. Ms Rowe was born in White Plains, N.Y., September 22, 1966, to Patricia and Robert Hubertus.