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  • 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.

  • Louis J. Holland, Sr

    Louis J. “Bud” Holland, Sr, of Newtown and Sunrise, Fla., died peacefully November 23. Born in Greenwich, he was the son of Lillian Wilson Holland and Louis Holland.

    He was the husband of Rose Macri Holland for 57 years and father to Robin Buchanan, married to Bob, and Louis “Buddy” Holland, Jr. He was the younger brother of Evelyn Holland Duff.

    After completing schooling in the Greenwich School System, he proudly served his country for four years as a member of the United States Marine Corps. 

  • George DeWitt Wight Ferris, Sr

    George DeWitt Wight Ferris, Sr, 101, of Danbury died November 8 at Danbury Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Phebe (Kellogg) Ferris. Mr Ferris was born in Newtown, July 2, 1912, son of Ophelia (Thornhill) and Charles D.  Ferris, and was the last of the Ferris family to be home-birthed at the family homestead on Route 302.

  • David Thomas Farrell, Sr

    David Thomas Farrell, Sr, 64, beloved husband to Maureen Dillon Buckley of Bridgeport, died October 29 at his home, surrounded by his children and close family. Dave was born on August 29, 1949. He was a lifelong Bridgeport resident.

  • Gerald J. Bowers, Sr

    Gerald J. Bowers, Sr, 70, of Stratford, died October 11, at Bridgeport Hospital.

    Survivors include a brother, Robert Bowers of Newtown; daughters Tammy Lyn Bowers and Patricia Maureen Bowers, and son Gerald John Bowers, Jr, all of Stratford; and two grandchildren. A daughter, Dona Marie Bowers, predeceased Mr Bowers.

    He was a skilled diesel mechanic employed by Pace Motor Lines for 20 years, and was known to his coworkers as “The Candy Man.”

  • Arthur Hilario, Sr

    Arthur Hilario, Sr, 86, longtime owner of Hilario’s Service Center on Mt Pleasant Road in Newtown, died peacefully in his home, September 21. He was born December 1, 1926, in New Bedford, Mass., son of Germana Moura Hilario and Abilio A. Hilario.

  • Merwin Brinsmaid Burr, Sr

    A memorial service for Merwin Brinsmaid Burr, Sr, who died March 10, in Dale, Texas, after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis, will take place Saturday, June 29, at 10:30 am, at Newbury Congregational Church, Brookfield. He was born June 29, 1937, in Monroe, to Mabel (Smith) and Merwin S. Burr.

    Known as “Junior” to his older brothers and sisters, he attended Newtown High School, until enlisting in the United States Marine Corps, in 1955.