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  • Monica E. Allen

    Monica E. Allen, 69, of New Fairfield, beloved wife of Michael Allen, died peacefully at Danbury Hospital, August 17, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Danbury, daughter of Burton and Leoma Leach. In addition to her husband she is survive...

  • Eileen P. Mortensen

    Eileen P. Mortensen, 87, died August 17, at The Jewish Home For The Elderly, in Fairfield. She was born April 26, 1925, in Sherbrook, Canada, to Stanley and Margaret Phillips. She is survived by her children Scott and his wife, Lydia, of Newtown, and David...

  • Hugh James Findlay, Jr

    Hugh James Findlay, Jr, 76, died August 15, at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Virginia. He was born in Bridgeport, to Hugh Findlay, Sr and Janet Walker Findlay, and lived in Newtown for over 40 years prior to moving to Bristol, Va. He served in the US ...

  • Matthew Thomas Hawkins

    Matthew Thomas Hawkins, 39, of Charlotte, N.C., and formerly of Newtown, died July 12. He was born March 19, 1973, in Salem, Ohio, to Francis K. and Jeanne Klemann Hawkins. Mr Hawkins, a 1991 graduate of Newtown High School, was a homebuilder, teacher, and...

  • MaryEllen Harris

    MaryEllen Bjorklund Chemero Harris of Newtown died suddenly on October 21 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She had been doing one of her favorite things (taking care of dogs with her stepdaughter) when a cerebral aneurysm ruptured. She was 65. She is survived by her husband, David Harris of Newtown; a sister, Claire Bjorklund; a son, Christian Chemero of Durango, Colo.; and daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Sean Gallaway of Brookfield; and a stepdaughter and son-inlaw, Nichola and Tom Conroy of Newtown. She also leaves seven grandchildren, Michael and Brian Conroy of Newtown, Karli, Jack and Noah Seri of Brookfield, Rayne Gallaway of Brookfield, and Brandi Braziel of Sandy Hook; three dogs, a wild golden retriever named Maddie and two terriers, Daisy-Mae and Sara Lee; and Pat the Bunny.

  • Marie Joyce Maki

    Marie Joyce (Briscoe) Maki, 80, of Newtown, died peacefully at home, July 14. Her husband, children, and grandchildren were by her side. Born in Stamford, September 29, 1931, she was a daughter of the late John Joseph and Grace (Harris) Briscoe. She will b...

  • Ilene Ethel Iassogna

    Ilene Ethel (Beck) Iassogna, 75, beloved wife and best friend of Joseph B. Iassogna for 53 years, died peacefully in the company of her family, at Keepsake Village - The Hearth in Southbury, December 27, ending her courageous nine-year battle with multiple myeloma and 12 years of Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in New Brunswick, N.J. and was raised by her parents, G. Paul and Ethel (Nagy) Beck, in Highland Park, N.J.

  • Beatrice A. Connolly

    Beatrice A. Connolly, 95, of Newtown, died peacefully October 27, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Norwalk, May 10, 1918, the daughter of Homer and Minnie Brown.

  • Virginia Mary Cooney

    Virginia Mary Cooney, 84, of Newtown and previously of Monroe, died June 15 at her home. She was the loving wife of the late Daniel Cooney, to whom she was married for 50 years.

  • 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.