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Obituaries

  • Madeline Kenefic

    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.

  • Michael E. O’Connor

    Michael E. O’Connor, 66, of Brecksville, Ohio, died August 11, in Cleveland. Mr O’Connor lived in Newtown for 25 years.

  • John E. Gearin

    John E. Gearin, 92, formerly of Norwalk and Newtown, died August 12, in New Milford, after a brief illness. He was born December 20, 1920, in Norwalk, son of John and Eunice (Williams) Gearin.

  • Frederick Walter Benton

    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 Westlake

    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

    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.

  • Peter Wilkes

    Peter Wilkes, 60, of Newtown, died on Monday, August 5, 2013 at New Milford Hospital.

  • Robert James Curtis

    A memorial service for former Newtown resident Robert James Curtis, of New Preston, will take place Saturday, August 17

  • Sandra Gill

    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 McDonald

    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.