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  • Barbara A. Switzer

    Barbara A. Switzer, 88, died February 6, at her granddaughter’s home in Wilder, Vt. She was born September 21, 1925, in Weston, Conn., the daughter of Charles and Barbara (Burr) Newell.

  • Mary M. Cosier

    Mary M. Cosier, 78, of Wolcott and formerly of Milford for over 50 years, beloved wife of the late Robert Cosier, died with family by her side, February 2. She was born in Bridgeport, December 15, 1935, to Daniel and Anna Morris Birch.

  • Margaret Barker Donovan

    Margaret Barker “Peg” Donovan, 86, of Bridgeport, died at The Carolton Convalescent Hospital, Fairfield, February 4. She was the widow of John W. Donovan. Born November 16, 1927, the daughter of George H. and Alice Maguire Barker, she was a lifelong resident of Bridgeport.

  • Herbert J. Draney III

    Herbert J. “Buddy” Draney III, 79, of Newtown, died peacefully January 31, at Danbury Hospital. He was born in Paterson, N.J., January 22, 1935, to Ann and Herbert Draney. He lived most of his life, raising a family, in Wyckoff, N.J., before moving to Newtown in 1998.

  • Randall S. Watkins

    Randall S. “Sid” Watkins, 63, of Southbury and a Sandy Hook native, died peacefully February 2, at Danbury Health Care Center, with loving family at his side. He fought a courageous battle with cancer. He was born October 17, 1950, in Sandy Hook, where he was raised.

  • Bonnie Benedetti Fusé

    Bonnie Benedetti Fusé, 72, of Fairfield, beloved wife of Joseph Fusé, died January 31, at home. She was born in Bridgeport and was the daughter of the late James and Louise (Delvecchio) Benedetti.

  • Samuel L. Eisenbach

    Samuel L. Eisenbach, 96, of Bradenton, Fla., died January 26. He was born September 24, 1917, in Delano, Penn., the son of Walter and Emily Eisenbach. Mr Eisenbach moved to Newtown in 1965.

  • Antoinette Riccio Masi

    Antoinette Riccio Masi, 88, of Trumbull, died January 28 in her home in Spring Meadows at Trumbull, after a brief illness. Born July 11, 1925, she was the beloved daughter of John and Jennie Riccio.

  • James John Aurigemma

    James John Aurigemma, Sr, 62, of Indian Land, S.C., died January 26 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 9, 1951, in Bridgeport, and was the son to Concetta Dierna Aurigemma and the late Pasqual Aurigemma.

  • Wendy A. Gavaghan

    Wendy A. Gavaghan, 59, died January 22, at Greenwich Hospital. She was born April 25, 1954, in Stamford, Conn., and was the daughter of the late Florence (Millett) and Thomas J. Gavaghan.