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  • Augustine J. Palmieri, Sr

    Augustine J. Palmieri, Sr, 89, of Stratford died March 3 at his home. Better known as “Gus,” he was born in New Haven, May 24, 1925, a son of the late Rose and Augustine Palmieri. He was the beloved husband of Ann Costa Palmieri for 63 years. Mr Palmieri lived in Trumbull for 35 years, where he worked and raised his family before moving to Stratford.

  • 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.

    He proudly served his country as corporal first class in the US Army during the Korean War.

  • Stephen J. Skudlarek, Sr

    Stephen J. Skudlarek, Sr, 92, of Milford, beloved husband of Mary Maguire Skudlarek for 66 years, died October 30. He was born in Southport, December 26, 1921, to Joseph and Josephine Short Skudlarek.

  • Robert L. Keller, Sr

    Robert L. Keller, Sr, 84, of Danbury, 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.

  • Joseph Harry Gillespy, Sr

    Joseph “Jack” Harry Gillespy, Sr, 78, a resident of Stratford for more than 40 years, formerly of Bridgeport and always a proud “South Ender,” died August 16 at St Vincent Medical Center. He was born in Bridgeport, a son of William J. and Catherine Weide Gillespy, and was the beloved husband of Kathleen Gillespy for 57 years.

  • William J. Chockey, Sr

    William J. Chockey, Sr, 70, of Fairfield died August 4. He was born in Bridgeport and served in the US Army in Vietnam.

  • Thomas G. Sansonetti, Sr

    Thomas G. Sansonetti, Sr, 80, of Stratford, beloved husband of Rose Gambardella Sansonetti, died suddenly at his home July 26. Born in Bridgeport, March 28, 1934, he was a son of the late Bertha and John Sansonetti.

  • Richard F. Farkas, Sr

    Richard F. Farkas, Sr, 75, of Key West, Fla., a former resident of Newtown, died July 16. He was born to Marion and John Farkas of Bridgeport, December 26, 1938. 

    He graduated from Central High School in 1956, immediately joining the United States Navy, where he served four years, after which he resided and was active in the Newtown community. 

  • Joseph Charles Velky, Sr

    Joseph Charles Velky, Sr, 72, of Monroe died July 20 at St Vincent Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Bridgeport, November 9, 1941.

    Mr Velky graduated from Bullard Haven Technical School in 1959. One month later, he enlisted into the United States Navy, stationed on the USS Harwood (DD-861), serving for four years, extending his time to include the Cuban Missile Crisis.

  • Douglas T. Main, Sr

    Douglas T. Main, Sr, 76, of Basking Ridge, N.J., died peacefully July 16, surrounded by his family. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., August 19, 1937, to Mary and Douglas  Main.

    In addition to his wife of 46 years, Carolyn Thoden Main, three devoted sons and their families, Douglas, Jr, and his wife Laura, and grandsons Douglas and Morgan of Newtown, David, and his wife Heather, and grandsons Jackson and Parker of South Burlington, Vt., and Keith of Manchester, Conn., survive Mr Main.