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  • Margaret Couch

    Margaret (Swanberg) Couch, 77, of New Milford died peacefully July 7, in The Kent, after a long illness. She was born in Waterbury, Conn., and spent her life in the New Milford and Washington, Conn., area.

  • James Dean McHatten

    James “Jimmy,” “Jimbo” Dean McHatten, 53, of Sandy Hook, died June 28. He was born June 13, 1961, in Danbury. Mr McHatten was a graduate of Newtown High School and attended Southern University. An avid sportsman who enjoyed both playing and watching sports, he was a superfan of his beloved Red Sox, Lakers, and Vikings.

  • Geraldine Cornell

    Geraldine “Gerri” Cornell, 73, of Hayes, Va., died peacefully June 30, with family by her side, at the Hospice House of Williamsburg, Va. Ms Cornell was a native of Connecticut and retired from a long career at Pitney Bowes.She was a member of Newtown United Methodist Church, Sandy Hook, and a 50-year member of the Eastern Star.

  • James A. Connelly, Jr

    James A. Connelly, Jr, 44, of the Westville section of New Haven, formerly of Newtown, died peacefully at his home July 2, with his faithful German shepherd, Maggie, by his side. He was born in Bridgeport, December 15, 1969.

  • Jean A. Silvestro

    Jean A. Silvestro, 81, of Sandy Hook died July 2 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 7, 1932, in Westport, daughter of Amy and Michael Gilbertie.

  • Geraldine (Oberg) Cornell

    Geraldine “Gerri” (Oberg) Cornell, 73, died peacefully with family by her side on June 30, at the Hospice House of Williamsburg, Va. Among her survivors is a daughter and son-in law, Tracy and Brian Kean of Newtown. She is also survived by another daughter, Rebecca Slattery, and her husband William of Gloucester, Va., and a son, David Cornell, and his wife JoAnne, of Bethel; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Jeanne Granniss; a brother, Richard Oberg; a host of nieces and nephews, and her canine companions, Cricket and KC. Funeral services, to be officiated by the Reverend Mel Kawakami, will be held at 11 am Friday, July 11, at Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, with interment to follow in Zoar Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 10, from 4 until 7 pm, at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street in Newtown.

  • Richard Cavanaugh

    Richard J. Cavanaugh, 53, of the Botsford section of Newtown, died June 25 at Danbury Hospital following a long illness. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy (Quinn) Cavanaugh of Botsford; his two older sisters, Susan C. Elmore of Londonderry, N.H., and Linda M. Cavanaugh of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and an older brother, Robert D. Cavanaugh of Pittsford, Vt.

  • Philip R. Linley

    Philip R. Linley, 88, of Fairfield, died on June 27 at St Vincent’s Hospital. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Dorothy; his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Deb Linley of Newtown, two grandsons he thought the world of, Brett and Richard; and several nieces and nephews.

  • Margaret Henderson

    Margaret Anne “Margy” Henderson, 72, died peacefully on June 25 in Shelburne, Vt., with the love and care of family, friends, and staff at Wake Robin. She was born on December 8, 1941, in Richmond, Va., grew up in Schenectady, N.Y., and lived nearly 40 years in and around Newtown before retiring to Wake Robin in 2012. Margy was a devoted parishioner of Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown.

  • In Memoriam: Nicholas Summo

    Nicholas Summo | May 13, 1987-June 27, 2011 | On your Third Anniversary in Heaven, We miss you every day And we remember the joy and light you brought to our lives. Love, Mom, Dad & Anthony