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  • Lorraine Louise VanderWende

    Lorraine Louise (Lacy) VanderWende, 89, of Newtown died October 26 at Bethel Health Care, following a short illness. She was born August 17, 1925, in the house her grandfather built in 1899, in New Haven. She was the daughter of Helen and James Lacy.

  • Victor George Kotiadis

    Victor George Kotiadis, 89, of New Holland, Penn., formerly of Ossining, Yonkers, and Riverdale, N.Y., and Trumbull, Conn., died unexpectedly October 27, at Lancaster General Hospital. Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Victoria Fosco and her husband, Chris, of Newtown...

  • John Martin Ryan, Jr

    John Martin Ryan, Jr, of Greenbackville, Va., born January 22, 1938, in Weehawken, N.J., died October 23, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Raised in Weehawken, Mr Ryan served four years in the United States Marine Corps, followed by eigh...

  • Linda O’Connor Spolar

    Linda (Reilly) O’Connor Spolar, 74, of Southington and formerly of Newtown, died suddenly, with her family by her side, October 23 at Hartford Hospital. She was the loving wife of Robert Spolar for 25 years. She was born May 26, 1940, in Norwalk, to Wilhemina and Edward Reilly.

  • Elaine Skalandunas

    Elaine Skalandunas, 79, a 49-year resident of Newtown, died October 21, after a short battle with lung cancer. She was the wife of Donald H. Skalandunas. Raised in Topeka, Kan., she was the daughter of the late Pauline (Wichmer) and George Schultz.

  • Stephanie M. Stanley

    Stephanie M. Stanley, 26, of Frederick, Md., died suddenly October 21. She was born September 12, 1988, in Danbury.She was the beloved wife of Thomas F. Davis; granddaughter of Nancy Kennedy of Newtown; loving daughter of Douglas and Gene Ann Stanley, who grew up in Newtown...

  • Alexander William DiSabato

    Alexander William DiSabato, 75, of Newtown died October 18. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he graduated from the Police Academy in 1964 and served the City of New York in various Manhattan and Bronx Divisions and precincts before promotion to detective, working Bronx Narcotics and Manhattan Homicide.

  • Leslie Nogi Luminati

    Leslie Nogi Luminati, 72, a Ridgefield resident for 37 years, died peacefully October 18. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., August 15, 1942, to Vida Evans Nogi and Alfred Nogi, first generation British and Hungarian immigrants (respectively), and educators in the Linden, N.J., school district. Her husband of 50 years, Robert; daughter Gwynne Luminati Wittmann of Sandy Hook...

  • Eugene John Robert LaVigne

    Eugene “Gene” John Robert LaVigne, 62, a resident since 1998 of Danbury, previously a 20-year resident of Newtown and Sandy Hook, died at his home October 17. Born in Marquette, Mich., he was a son of the late Betty Jane (Madel) and Eugene John LaVigne.

  • Claire Marie Holzner

    Claire Marie Holzner (nee Hammond), 80, a longtime resident of Newtown, died peacefully October 19 at Danbury Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Louis Holzner. They recently celebrated their 60th anniversary, with all their children.