Mathew Matrullo, 88, of Newtown, died August 24 in Reading, Mass., surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cranston, R.I., December 1, 1924, he was the son of the late Paul and Andreana (Lombardo) Matrullo. He was the beloved husband of the late Eugenia C. (Sibella) Matrullo.
John J. Benanti, 94, Newtown, died peacefully August 20, at Pope John Paul Care Center, surrounded by his loving family. Born July 17, 1919, in Manhattan, he overcame the hardships of the Great Depression and the death of his father, at age 11, by working as a shoeshine boy and Western Union Messenger, to help support his family.
Margaret “Peggy” Hull, 84, of Brooklyn, died August 20, at St Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was born in Bridgeport, July 13, 1929, daughter of Michael and Bertha (Creevey) Dugas. She was the wife of Lester L. Hull.
Newtown native, Lillian Canfield McCarthy Ermisch, 94, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs George Glover Canfield, died June 27, at her son’s home in Inverness, Fla. She was born in Danbury Hospital, January 9, 1919, and was the twelfth generation of Newtown-founding Glovers.
Lucy Marie Bonacci, 90, died peacefully August 17, at the Bethel Health Care facility, surrounded by her loving family. Born on September 22, 1922, she was the daughter of John and Catherine Donatico of South Norwalk.