George E. “Buzz” Coad, Jr, 75, of Southbury, died March 8, at the River Glen Health Center in Southbury. He was born January 1, 1938, in Waterbury, son of George E. Coad, Sr and Irene A. (King) Coad. He was the husband of Linda (Campbell) Coad.
Edina Nakano, 75, Newtown, a loving mother, grandmother, and friend, died March 3. Born in Budapest, Hungary, she immigrated to the United States at the age of 19, after the 1956 Hungarian Uprising. She married the love of her life, Yoshizo Nakano, on February 14, 1959.
Anna (Lynn) Orr, 96, died peacefully, February 28, at Milford Health Care Center. She was born on September 11, 1916, in Centralia, Penn., a daughter of Anastasia and John Lynn. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Orr and beloved mother of the late Joanne Orr.
Mary Geraldine"Gerrie" Virgilio, 90, of Newtown, died peacefully, March 2, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New York City, March 23, 1922. Mrs Virgilio was the wife of Dominick R. Virgilio.
Michael James Volpe, 59, a 17-year resident of Newtown, died peacefully, March 1, at Danbury Hospital. He was born in Bridgeport, November 10, 1953, a son of James and Lena (Trovarelli) Volpe of Bridgeport.
Eugene M. “Gene” Gardecki, 78, Sandy Hook, formerly of Fairfield and Bridgeport, died February 27, at the Masonicare of Newtown. He was born in Nanticoke, Penn. and grew up in Stratford, graduating from Stratford High School.
Richard Knight Franklin, 85, died February 14. He was born in Danbury, November 14, 1927, the son of Arthur R. Franklin and Lola (Hatch) Franklin. Three children, Richard Kane Franklin of Newtown, Kathleen Franklin Cossa of Port St Lucie, Fla., and Carol F...