Rita Macmillan, 72, beloved wife of Gordon Macmillan, died suddenly at Hartford Hospital, November 4, surrounded by her loving family. Born April 25, 1941 in New York City, she moved to Newtown in 1972 where she lived for 34 years.
Anne Marie Zimmermann, 61, a nine-year resident of Gilford, N.H., died peacefully at home after a six-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her family and close friends in her final days. She was born in Port Chester, N.Y. and raised in Nanuet, N.Y.
Prior to moving to Gilford, Ms Zimmermann and her family lived for nearly 30 years in Newtown.
David Thomas Farrell, Sr, 64, beloved husband to Maureen Dillon Buckley of Bridgeport, died October 29 at his home, surrounded by his children and close family. Dave was born on August 29, 1949. He was a lifelong Bridgeport resident.
Elizabeth “Betty” C. (Johnstone) Viens, 78, of Chicopee, Mass., died Friday, October 25, 2013, surrounded by her family after battling cancer. She was the mother of Lynn Fowler and her husband Chris of Newtown. Mrs Viens is also survived by a son, Ross Viens, and his partner Ken Allard of Chicopee; another daughter, Dyan Viens of Chicopee; two sisters, Dorothy Saxton and her husband Jim of Las Vegas, Nev., and Joan Topor and her husband Louie of Chicopee; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Chileon L. “Chick” Dickerson, Jr, 84, of Sandy Hook, died October 24, in Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was born September 12, 1929, in Bridgeport, a son of Chileon and Jeanette (Nichols) Dickerson. He was the husband of Mary (Beers) Dickerson.
Madeline Lillian (Pilotte) Jerolmon, 88, of Newtown, died October 27 at Danbury Hospital, peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New Haven, June 18, 1925, and was the daughter of Mary (Sullivan) and George Pilotte. For the past 50 years she resided in Newtown.
Robert L. Sheron, 82, of Litchfield, died peacefully, October 24, surrounded by loving family, at Geer Nursing Center, Canaan. He was born in Waterbury, November 2, l930, to Michael and Patricia Gogas Sheron. He was the husband of Terry Sheron, a longtime former ad representative at The Newtown Bee.
Shirley Zalinger, 86, of Chatsworth, Calif., and formerly a 44–year resident of Fairfield, died peacefully, October 22. She was born January 10, 1927, in Bronx, N.Y. She was married to her beloved husband, the late Charles Zalinger, for 59 years.