Earl John Smith, Jr, 87, born in Hartford, February 21, 1928, to Ethel (Tormay) and Earl J. Smith, died Thursday, October 22, at Danbury Hospital. His loving wife, Vera, of 50 years; daughter Judith of Sandy Hook; son Earl, and his wife Kathleen, of South Windsor, and son Joseph of Silver Springs, Md., survive Mr Smith. Early in life, Mr Smith attended St Thomas Seminary. He served honorably as a chaplain’s assistant in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning to the United States, he attended both Fairfield University and Trinity College, and earned a master’s degree in education. He found his calling in Newtown as a Latin and English teacher at Newtown High School.
Thomas A. Johnson, 54, of Sandy Hook died October 19 at his home, with his wife of 26 years at his side, succumbing to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He was born in Mineola, N.Y., and was the son of Jane Johnson and the late Arthur Johnson. He receiv...
Rosina Praino, 97, of Newtown, died October 23, in Saint John Paul II Center, Danbury. She was the wife of the late Aurturo Praino. She was born in Frascineto, Italy, November 23, 1917, a daughter of Maria and Marcurio Pace.
Dorothy Boss Otto, 86, of Newtown, beloved wife of the late Urson “Chap” Otto, died October 21 in Danbury Hospital. Born in Hinsdale, Ill., August 6, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Rose and Frederick Boss. She was a resident of Trumbull before moving to Newtown ...
Dustin Gregory Hanson, 23, of Sandy Hook died at Waterbury Hospital October 17, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. He was born in Norwalk, May 15, 1992. Mr Hanson graduated from Newtown High School, Class of 2010.
Domenic Amoroso, Jr, 86, beloved husband of the late Virginia Huntley Amoroso, died peacefully at home October 14. Born in Torrington, February 7, 1929, he was a son of the late Domenic and Fannie Marciano Amoroso.
Louise I. Oliva, 88, of Danbury died October 17, after a long illness. Born in Chicago, August 27, 1927, she was the daughter of Leonard and Carmella Picerno Caputo. Her unconditional loving and devoted husband, Jack Oliva, predeceased her.
John Schalkham, 70, of Spring Hill, Fla., husband of Betsy (Chatterton) Schalkham, died at Hospice House October 14, surrounded by his family. He was born March 6, 1945, in the Bronx, N.Y. to Margaret and Henry Schalkham.