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  • Annamay Koudelka

    Annamay Koudelka, 72, of Newtown died October 13. She was born May 23, 1942, in Astoria, Queens, N.Y., to Lillian and Charles Koehler. She was the wife of Warren Koudelka, Sr.

  • Patricia Ford Money

    Patricia Ford Money, 52, of Fairfield died peacefully October 8, surrounded by her family. She was born in Bridgeport, November 26, 1961. Her husband, Michael F. Money, and children, Michael, William “Billy,” and Rose, of Fairfield survive Ms Money. Also surviving are her mother, Barbara Ford, of Fairfield; her siblings and their spouses, Terrence and Christine Ford of Newtown, Jane and C.R. Shaw of Newtown...

  • James Patrick McGowan

    James Patrick McGowan, 7, of Danbury, died October 7, due to unforeseen events, leaving friends and family to feel that a truly incredible young boy’s life had left them too soon. Born December 4, 2006, James leaves behind his parents Sylvie and Patrick McGowan.In addition to his parents, maternal grandparents Anna and Henry Sirois of Grand Falls, Canada, formerly of Newtown, who raised James’s mother and three sisters here...

  • Robert L. Keller, Sr

    Robert L. Keller, Sr, 84, died peacefully October 6, surrounded by his family. He was born March 31, 1930, in Port Chester, N.Y., and was the son of the late Edith "Sophie" Keller and Stanley F. Keller, Sr. He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Dorothy F. (Lowden) Keller. Besides his wife, his three children, Suzanne (Keller), and her husband Al J. Gomes, and his grandchildren, Jordan E. Gomes and Lucas J. Gomes of Sandy Hook...

  • William Anthony Ahern

    William Anthony Ahern, 91, of Milford, beloved husband of Doris Dery Ahern, died October 7 in Connecticut Hospice, surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 1, 1923, in Bridgeport, and was the son of the late William and Claire Haffey Ahern.

  • Richard M. Rukan

    Richard M. Rukan, 84, of Fairfield died October 6 at Bridgeport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Olga (Szabo) Rukan. He was born in Bridgeport to Agnes (Pistey) and Michael Rukan. Survivors include two beloved daughters, Holly Kearns, and her husband Bruce, of Newtown...

  • Raymond Nacewicz

    Raymond Nacewicz, 85, of Stratford, beloved husband of the late Mary Ellen Sullivan Nacewicz, died peacefully October 3, with his loving family by his side. He was born November 16, 1928, in Bridgeport, and was the son of the late Walter and Anna Murzyn Nacewicz.

  • James Jay Morrow

    James Jay Morrow, 73, of Newtown, died October 3, after a long illness. Born August 19, 1941, in Billings, Mont., he was known to his family and friends as Jay. Mr Morrow graduated from the University of Montana with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts.

  • Cheryl Ann Boucher

    Cheryl Ann Boucher, 56, died September 29 at her home in Unionville. Born February 3, 1958, she was the second child of her loving parents, Beverly R. (Purinton) and Paul D. Boucher of Sandy Hook. She was a 1976 graduate of Newtown High School, and until 2...

  • Stephanie Demore Dunshee

    Stephanie Demore Dunshee, 34, of Torrington died peacefully October 3 at St Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, after courageously battling stage 4 breast cancer for more than five years. She was born in Rockville, Conn., December 13, 1979. Ms Dunshee’s vibrant personality, smile, and pure enjoyment of life will be forever missed by her students, their families and especially her colleagues at Hawley Elementary School in Newtown.