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  • Robert L. Sheron

    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

    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.

  • Anthony Widmann

    Anthony Widmann, 86, died October 11, at his home in Stratford. The son of Otto Oscar Widmann and Marian Meyers Widmann, he was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., but soon moved to Darien.

  • Joseph J. Della Gioia

    oseph J. Della Gioia, 84, of Stratford, beloved husband of the late Mary Margaret Kelly Della Gioia, died October 16, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. Mr Della Gioia, a US Army veteran of the Korean War, was born in Stratford to Antonio and Leanarda (Intonte) Della Gioia, and has been a life long area resident.

  • Kathleen Brigid Gunn

    Kathleen Brigid (McCausland) Gunn, 66, of North Attleborough, Mass. and formerly of Newtown, died October 18, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, surrounded by her loving and devoted family. Born in New York, N.Y., on June 1, 1947, she was the daughter of the late James and Catherine (Cullinane) McCausland. She was the wife of James M. Gunn to whom she was married on February 22, 1969, in New York.

  • Maria Orama

    Maria Orama, 74, died October 17, at Vitas Hospice at St Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico, May 27, 1939, daughter of Juan and Andrea Ruiz Cuevas, and was the beloved and devoted wife of Jose A. Orama, Sr.

  • Gerald J. Bowers, Sr

    Gerald J. Bowers, Sr, 70, of Stratford, died October 11, at Bridgeport Hospital. Survivors include a brother, Robert Bowers, of Newtown

  • Lissie Ingbritt Fagerholm

    Lissie Ingbritt Fagerholm, 76, of Trumbull, beloved wife of the late Carl A. Fagerholm, died due to complications from ALS, October 11, with her children by her side. Born in Väckelsång, Sweden, on August 15, 1937, to Karl Fransson and Anna Magnusson, she was raised on the family farm and immigrated to the United States as a teenager, after coming to visit relatives.

  • Leslie V. Konneker

    Leslie V. Konneker, 66, of Newtown, died October 14, at home, surrounded by her loved ones and with a cat on her lap. She was the wife of Gregory P. Konneker. Ms Konneker was born January 31, 1947, in Bronxville, N.Y., a daughter of Charles and Irene (Vaughan) Towson. She grew up in the White Plains, N.Y. area.

  • Erwin Thater

    Dr Erwin Thater, 89, of Newtown, died at his residence, October 10. Dr Thater was born in Ridgewood, Queens, N.Y., November 9, 1923. He was the husband of the late Evelyn (Gordon) Thater. He was a resident of Newtown for the past two years, coming from Garden City, L.I., N.Y.