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  • 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.

  • Joseph J. Sullivan, Sr

    Joseph J. Sullivan, Sr, 84, of Southbury, the husband of Anne Sullivan, died March 4 after a long illness. He was born to Helen (O’Malley) and James Sullivan August 5, 1929, in Chicago.

    In addition to his wife, his sons Joseph, Jr, and wife Denise, of Newtown and Michael, and his wife Kelly, of Rowayton; six grandchildren; his sisters Theresa Baines and Helen Martin; and several nieces, nephews, and godchildren survive Mr Sullivan. He was predeceased by his brother, Frank, of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

  • Manuel Simoes, Sr

    Manuel Simoes, Sr, died February 28 at Danbury Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lousa, Portugal, and was the son of the late Ernestina (da Piedade) and Domingos Simoes.

  • John R. Miller, Sr

    John R. Miller, Sr, 84, of North Fort Myers, Fla., husband of Janet Mahanna Yarrish Miller, died February 3 at Heartland Medical Center, Fort Myers. He was born in Bridgeport, September 7, 1929, son of Raymond E. and Mary (Schneider) Metcalf Miller.

  • William H. Felmer, Sr

    William H. Felmer Sr, 85, of Danbury, died January 24, at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of the late Rebecca Corey Felmer. He was born in New Milford, August 21, 1928, son of William and Ethel Henderson Felmer.