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  • Richard John Valus

    Richard John Valus, 79, of Monroe, died June 27 in his home, surrounded by his family. He was married 57 years to his loving wife, Felicia E. Wishneski-Valus. Born in Bridgeport, he was the eldest son of the late Margaret and John Valus.  His children...

  • Ruth Adele Burke

    Ruth Adele (Van Houten) Burke, 93, of Nunnawauk Meadows, Newtown, died July 8 at River Glen Health Care Center, Southbury. Mrs Burke was the wife of the late Benjamin J. Burke. She was born in Bethel, January 23, 1921, a daughter of Charlotte (Morrison) and Rudolph Van Houten.

  • Catherine Lee Blomberg

    Catherine Lee Blomberg, a resident of Newtown for more than 50 years, retired mechanical and CAD/CAM draftsman, skilled watercolorist, avid reader, and enthusiastic traveler, died peacefully July 4 at The Kent Residence in Kent. She was born into a coal mining family in Olyphant, Penn., November 26, 1924, the daughter of Michael and Dora Sawayda Dyki.

  • John W. Ryan

    John W. Ryan, 75, of Sherman, died peacefully July 1. He was born September 4, 1938, in Meriden, and was the son of the late Emeline (O’Rouke) Ryan and the late John F. Ryan.

  • Ronald Charles Ando

    Ronald Charles Ando, 75, died July 6, at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. A longtime resident of Sandy Hook, he was born in Bridgeport, July 20, 1938, to Charles and Irene Nemeth Ando.

  • Richard William Miller

    Richard William Miller, 89, of Brookfield, beloved husband of Jaqueline (Hill) Miller, died July 5 at Bethel Healthcare. He was born February 7, 1925, in Danbury, son of Edna May (Venning) and Raymond A. Miller.

  • 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.