Madeline (Vaast) Kenefic, 91, resident of Newtown, and wife to the late Joseph F. Kenefic, died August 11, at Danbury Hospital. She was born December 15, 1921, in Norwalk, daughter of Jules and Mary (Bain Brimacombe) Vaast.
Frederick Walter Benton, 79, of Waldorf, Md., died August 7, of natural causes, at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. He was born August 28, 1933, in Greenwich, the son of Edith Elizabeth and Frederick Harold Benton.
Norman Donald Westlake, 75, Jupiter, Fla., died August 2. He was born September 28, 1937, in Amesbury, Mass, to Henry and Marie Westlake.
Mr Westlake enjoyed a long teaching and coaching career at Newtown High School.
Walter T. Dolan, 75, of Trumbull, died August 8, at St Vincent's Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in New Haven to Walter and Veronica (Moran) Dolan, now deceased, and was a long time Trumbull resident.
Sandra Gill, 54, a long time Sandy Hook resident, died at her home, August 7 after a brief illness. She was born in Bridgeport, September 5, 1958, and was the daughter of the late Ernest Bellavita, and Patricia (Davis) Bellavita of Florida.
Nicole Cheri (McGrath) McDonald, 25, of Seymour, died unexpectedly July 29, as the result of a car accident. She was the wife of Brian McDonald. She was born in Denver, Colo., March 25, 1988, daughter of Jeffery and Cheryl (Feeney) McGrath.
She attended Newtown schools, graduating in 2006.