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  • Robert N. Deveau, Sr

    Robert N. “Coach” Deveau, Sr, of Danielson, formerly of Bridgeport and Putnam, died March 20. Born May 17, 1935, he was the fourth son of Jeanne and Lawrence Deveau.

    His son Robert Deveau, Jr, of Newtown; daughters Lyn Stokes of Central Village, Janniece Zinsky of Putnam, and Lori Ann Deveau of Danielson; a brother; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive Mr Deveau.

    He was a Korean veteran serving with the US Marine Corps, honorably discharged in 1956.

  • Merwin Brinsmaid Burr, Sr

    Merwin Brinsmaid Burr, Sr, 75 of Dale, Texas, died March 10, after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born June 29, 1937, in Monroe, to Mabel (Smith) and Merwin S. Burr.

  • Robert A. Girard, Sr

    Robert A. Girard, Sr, 55, of Monroe, died March 19, in The Connecticut Hospice, Branford. He was born in Bridgeport, November 12, 1957, a son of Jean (Kinch) and William Girard.

    Survivors include his daughter Jacqueline Girard and his son Robert A. Girard, Jr; a brother, William Girard; and two sisters, Lynn Gervais and Sheila Gervais, all of Newtown; and two grandchildren.

  • Thomas Paloian, Sr

    Thomas Paloian, Sr, 52, of Newtown died suddenly November 16. Born in Bridgeport to Joyce (Gionet) and John Paloian, he was raised in Newtown with his three brothers, John, Jr, Mark, and Richard "Archie."

    He was a 1982 graduate of Abbott Tech High School and also a graduate of Naugatuck Valley Community College, with a degree in engineering. Mr Paloian was employed by Photronics in Brookfield for the past 20 years.