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  • Kenneth L. Bigham

    Kenneth L. Bigham, 79, died at The Springs of Watermark, Southbury, Thursday, March 6. He was born December 31, 1935, the son of Frank and Florence Grumman Bigham, and was the husband of Barbara Mann Bigham. Residents of Newtown for 40 years, the Bighams moved to Oxford Greens in 2006.

  • 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 James and Helen (O’Malley) Sullivan, August 5, 1929, in Chicago.

  • Robert Emerson Holey

    Robert Emerson Holey, 86, died February 9, in Black Mountain, N.C. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, March 23, 1927, to Nina May (Sweeny) and Ralph Emerson Holey. Mr Holey was a resident of Newtown while working as general manager for Eagle Pencil, a division o...

  • Kenneth Bigham

    Kenneth L. Bigham, 78, of Oxford, died March 6 following a brief illness. Mr Bigham and his wife, Barbara, had previously lived in Newtown for 40 years. He is also survived by two sons, Steven and Douglas; a daughter, Kathy; and six grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Monday, March 10, between 4 and 7 pm, at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street in Newtown. A funeral will be held at Newtown Congregational Church on Tuesday, March 11, at 11 am.

  • Josephine M. Kulowiec

    Josephine M. Kulowiec, 87, of Bridgewater and Redding, died March 2. She was born in Stamford, January 5, 1927, the daughter of John and Stanislawa Poltrack.

  • 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 Domingos and Ernestina (da Piedade) Simoes.

  • William John Gillen

    William John Gillen, 89, of Southbury died peacefully February 27, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in New York City, April 5, 1925, to Nancy (Pontieri) and William Gillen.

  • Matthew H. Gorham

    Matthew H. Gorham, 47, of Simsbury, beloved husband of Tracy (Geary) Gorham, and son of Howard W. and Barbara (Goerts) Gorham, died February 21. He was born January 6, 1967, in Danbury, and grew up in Newtown.

  • Patricia Joanne Armstrong

    Patricia Joanne Armstrong, 70, of Newtown, died February 24, at home. She succumbed to Leukemia. She was born in Ogdensburg, N.Y., May 27, 1943, the daughter of Anna and Alfred Wild.

  • 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.