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  • Anne M. Senese

    Anne M. Senese, 84, a resident of Kennebunkport, Maine, and formerly of Newtown, died January 26 at her home, following a period of declining health. She was born May 9, 1930, in Worcester, Mass., the daughter of John A. and Mary Agnes Bowes Shea.

  • Ruth Marie Cabral

    Ruth Marie Cabral, 73, previously of Sandy Hook, died peacefully at her residence in Danbury, January 26. She was born in Bridgeport, September 24, 1941, and was a daughter of the late Earl and Ruth Lockwood.

  • Betsy E. Johnson Anderson

    Betsy E. Johnson Anderson, 93, widow of the late Sven Alvar Anderson, died January 21. Born April 26, 1921, in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of Amelia L. Soderberg Johnson and Oscar V. Johnson. She lived in Trumbull, Easton, and in Newtown since 1984.

  • Anna Larkin Stanton

    Anna Larkin Stanton, 92, of Heritage Village, Southbury, died peacefully January 22. She was born June 18, 1922, in Bridgeport, and graduated from Warren Harding High School. Formerly of Sandy Hook, she moved to Heritage Village with her husband 20 years ago...

  • Reverend Monsignor George David Birge

    The Reverend Monsignor George David “Father Bo” Birge, 87, Stratford, died January 20. Born March 22, 1927, he was the son of the late Marie Graham and Raymond Bernard Birge. He was a caring and appreciated pastor at St Rose of Lima Church in Newtown for many years...

  • May Louise Peck Blanchard

    May Louise Peck Blanchard, 97, of Lake Wales, Fla., died peacefully January 4. Born January 22, 1917, in St Johnsbury, Vt., to Mary (Salmon) and George Peck, Mrs Blanchard had been a resident of Newtown for more than 30 years prior to moving to Florida two years ago, when health required a warmer climate and additional care.

  • John Victor Polvere, Sr

    John “Jack” Victor Polvere, Sr, 81, of Southbury, formerly of Bridgeport and Shelton, died unexpectedly January 15. He was the beloved husband of Doreen (Norton) Polvere. Mr Polvere owned and operated World of Bikes in Newtown for 25 years, before retiring.

  • Catherine T. Knoll

    Information has been amended as of January 26, 2015. Catherine T. Knoll, 90, of Waterbury, formerly of Sandy Hook, died January 14 at The Hearth of Southbury. She was the widow of Stephen J. Knoll, her husband of 57 years. She was born in New York...

  • Waldemar Brehm

    Waldemar “Wally” Brehm, 80, of Southbury died unexpectedly at home January 13. He was born in Freiburg, Germany, April 9, 1934. He immigrated to New York in 1959, where he met his wife of 55 years, Reinhilde “Hilde.” They moved thei...

  • Joan C. Porter McNamara

    Joan C. Porter McNamara, 76, of Stratford, beloved wife of Arnold McNamara, died January 10 in Lord Chamberlain Health Center, Stratford. Survivors in addition to her husband include her children, Donald Hancock, Jr, and his wife Donna, of Shelton and Barbara Dillon of Ansonia; stepchildren, Mary Liscinsky, and her husband Paul, of Sandy Hook...