• Joan Marie Lorenzo-Sullivan

    Joan Marie Lorenzo-Sullivan, 57, of Creston, Calif., died August 20. She was born December 8, 1957. Her father, John L. Lorenzo, and his wife Joyce, longtime former residents of Newtown, now living in Southbury...

  • Frank Mason

    Frank Mason, 52, a longtime resident of Monroe, died peacefully August 21 at Yale New Haven Hospital, with his loving family by his side. Born October 1, 1962, in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late Ronald and Frances Carlo Mason.

  • John Arnold Beckett

    John Arnold Beckett, 85, a ten-year resident of Danbury, and former 26-year resident of Ridgefield, died at the Bethel Health Center August 22, following a long illness. He was born in Battle Creek, Mich., February 12, 1930.

  • Virginia Burdett Zinn

    Virginia “Ginny” Burdett Zinn, 88, of Sandy Hook died August 19 at her home. She was born in Milford to Edith (Barrow) and Ernest Burdett, and was the wife of the late Walter J. Zinn.

  • Julia Wasserman: Death Claims A Tireless Public Servant

    ulia Wasserman, a former Connecticut lawmaker, local elected official from Newtown, and studious public servant, died August 18. She narrowly eluded the Nazis’ murderous 1938 Kristallnacht that foreshadowed the Holocaust, served in the US Women’s Army Corps, and later went on to earn the highest academic and professional advancements in public health and environmental stewardship. Mrs Wasserman’s death at age 91, after a lengthy illness, was announced by her family.

  • Rita M. Murphy

    Rita M. Murphy, 88, died August 13 at Danbury Hospital. The daughter of the late Florence (Harmon) and William McIlrath, she was only 6 months old when her parents moved to Danbury from Springfield, Mass. Her brother, the Reverend Leo McIlrath, and his wif...

  • Gilbert E. Van Valkenburg

    Gilbert E. “Bud” Van Valkenburg, 86, of Danbury died at his home August 13. He was a loving, trusting husband to his late wife, Jean Marie Van Valkenburg. He was born in Newtown, July 30, 1929, and was the son of the late Ella May Storm. He attended Newtown High School.

  • Timothy F. McQueeney, Jr

    Timothy F. McQueeney, Jr, 71, husband of Jeannette Radocchio McQueeney, died August 11, in Venice (Fla.) Regional Bayfront Hospital. Mr McQueeney was retired and living in the Venetian Golf and River Club.

  • Martin Andrew Sainsbury-Carter

    Martin Andrew Sainsbury-Carter, 48, Arlington, Va., died August 2, after a heroic fight with cancer. He was a Newtown resident for 21 years, attending Newtown schools, and graduating from the Wooster School in Danbury. His wife, Stacy Fuller, and two...

  • Mary Wray Ruffles

    Mary Wray Ruffles, 82, of Bethel, and formerly a longtime resident of Newtown; mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died peacefully August 16 at home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Bronx, N.Y., October 11, 1932.