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Obituaries

  • Dr Michael A. Celli

    Michael A. Celli, D.C., 94, formerly from Milford, died May 13, at the Masonicare at Newtown. He was the beloved husband of the late Metta “Maxine” Logsdon Celli. Mr Celli was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., July 29, 1918, son of Ferdinando and Isabella Frankolina Celli.

  • Mary Rose Matern

    Mary Rose Matern, 87, of Newtown, died May 11, at Danbury Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New York City, April 23, 1926, to Mary Tierney and Harry Lefkowitz.

  • Ruth Mary Campbell

    Ruth Mary (Steer) Campbell, 85, of Newtown, died May 8, at the Lutheran Home of Southbury. She was born March 12, 1928, in Kent, England, to James and Gertrude May Steer.

  • Randal Miller

    Randal “Randy” Miller, 57, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died unexpectedly April 7. He was born July 14, 1955, in Danbury Hospital, and graduated from Newtown High School in 1973.

  • Joseph A. Conboy

    Joseph A. Conboy, 85, formerly of Sandy Hook, died peacefully May 4, at Paradigm Healthcare Center in Waterbury, with his loving wife of 65 years, Eleanor (Kretkiewicz) Conboy, by his side.

  • Duane C. Dickerson

    Duane C. “Skip” Dickerson, 79, a resident of Newtown since 1956, died May 8, at St Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport. He was born in Bridgeport, in April of 1934, to Jeanette N. Dickerson and Chileon Dickerson of Fairfield.

  • Grace Skubly

    Grace Skubly, 97, of Newtown, died May 3, at Masonicare at Newtown. She was born in Bridgeport, November 25, 1915, a daughter of the late Michael and Gisella (Lengyel) Skubly.

  • John Thomas Downey

    ohn Thomas Downey, 83, of Trumbull, died May 6, at Middlesex Hospital. He was born and raised in Stratford, son of the late Frederick and Jeannette (Clark) Downey.

  • Gerard William Le Blanc

    Gerard William Le Blanc, 70, of Brookfield, died peacefully at home, May 6, after a brief illness. He was born in Queens, NY, the son of Joseph and Margaret O’Rourke Le Blanc.

  • Donald A. Wagner

    Donald A. Wagner, 76, of Sandy Hook, and formerly of Milford and Monroe, died May 3, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Derby, December 15, 1936, he was the son of the late Alfred and Elizabeth Thornhill Wagner. He was the beloved husband for nearly 50 years of the late Barbara M. Shackleton Wagner.