Richard “Dick” Ferguson Ruscoe, 76, died December 14 at the Masonicare at Newtown facility. He was the beloved husband of Dolores Trenka Ruscoe of Newtown. He was born in Bridgeport, September 9, 1938, and was the son of the late Pearl (DeForest) and Garnet Ruscoe.
Elizabeth “Betty” Hunter Moss Potts, 93, beloved wife of the late Sid Potts, died peacefully December 8 at Ludlowe Health Care, Fairfield. She was born in Gateshead, England, and was the daughter of the late Nora and James Moss.
Paula S. Carroll, 50, previously of Newtown, died December 7 at St Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, with her family at her side, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis (MS). She was born in Basking Ridge, N.J., June 5, 1964, and was the daughter of Roy Schaufelberger of Southbury and the late Gretchen (Smitmens) Schaufelberger.
David Luessenhop, 86, of Newtown, and retired Texaco executive, died quietly December 4, after a lengthy illness. He was born May 6, 1928, in Elmhurst, Ill., the son of Gertrude and Alfred Luessenhop, and later moved to Westfield, N.J., where he spent most of his childhood...
Robert Lawrence Barnum, 67, a resident of Fairfield for more than 40 years, beloved husband of Suzanne Vargo Barnum, died December 5. Born and raised in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late Norman and Mary Monahan Barnum.
Michael Mead Schmitt, 59, husband of Paula Lances Schmitt of Danbury, died peacefully in his home December 4, with his family at his side. Born March 9, 1955, in Stamford, he was the son of the late Michael Carl and Ann Mead Schmitt of Wilton.
Eric Mackie, 89, the husband of Christina (Scott) Mackie, died peacefully December 3 in Southbury. He was born August 20, 1925, in Aberdeen, Scotland, and was the son of the late Lizzie (McDonald) and George Mackie.