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Obituaries

  • Gladys Emma Phillips

    Gladys Emma Phillips, 94, of Roseland, Fla., died December 7, at Sebastian River Medical Center. She was born in Waterbury, resided in New Haven, and then moved to the lakeside community of Shady Rest in Sandy Hook.

  • Doris Pearson Laird

    Doris Pearson Laird, 94, of Newtown, wife of the late James S. Laird, died December 12, in Southbury. She was born in New Haven, September 29, 1919, daughter of Raymond and Emma Rausch Pearson.

  • Rebecca Watson

    Rebecca (Schmaling) Watson, 57, of Waterbury, died December 5, at Waterbury Hospital, after a long illness. She was born February 8, 1955, in Stamford.

  • Walter John Castings

    Walter “Walt” John Castings, 64, of Woodbury, died December 9, at St Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, with his loving wife Katie Coad by his side. He was born in Pawtucket, R.I., November 29, 1949, and was the son of the late Donald and Norma (Ware) Castings. 

  • Ilene Ethel Iassogna

    Ilene Ethel (Beck) Iassogna, 75, beloved wife and best friend of Joseph B. Iassogna for 53 years, died peacefully in the company of her family, at Keepsake Village - The Hearth in Southbury, December 27, ending her courageous nine-year battle with multiple myeloma and 12 years of Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in New Brunswick, N.J. and was raised by her parents, G. Paul and Ethel (Nagy) Beck, in Highland Park, N.J.

  • William Tita

    William “Bill” Tita, 79, of Danbury, husband of Margaret “Peg” (Kundrat) Tita died December 9, at Danbury Hospital. He was born in Danbury, November 14, 1934, son of Peter and Anna (Katrenich) Tita.

  • Winnifred M. McMahon

    Winnifred “Winnie” M. McMahon, RN, 87 of Derby, wife of the late James T. McMahon, died December 9, at the Jewish Home for the Elderly, Fairfield. She was born in New York, NY, March 7, 1926, and was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (McDonald) O’Keefe.

  • Tracy Jean McCarroll Fisher

    Tracy Jean McCarroll Fisher, 50, of New Milford, died unexpectedly November 28. She was born in Danbury, July 29, 1963, and was the daughter of the late Timothy McCarroll and the late Gail McCarroll Heneghan.

  • William E. Saint

    William E. Saint, 85, of Southbury, husband of Frances M. (LaDelfa) Saint, died November 30, at his residence. He was born in Canton, Ohio, November 8, 1928, son of William Russell and Lyda (Marshall) Saint.

  • Loretta A. Sharpe

    Loretta A. Sharpe, 73, of Oxford, died peacefully December 8, at Griffin Hospital, Derby. Born in Bridgeport, September 25, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Asher and Margaret Whalen Sharpe.