James “Jimmy” Thomas Buonaiuto, 69, a resident of Kings Mountain, N.C. for the past 18 years, and formerly of Newtown, died November 17, at Courtland Terrace, Gastonia, N.C., after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Milford, September 25, 1944, to Anthony and Florence Minikel Buonaiuto.
Marjorie E. “Betty” Guarino, 76, of Sandy Hook, died November 22, at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of Michael R. Guarino. She was born in Bridgeport, March 5, 1937, a daughter of H. Horton and Marjorie (Elliott) Saunders.
Jeannette R. “Jean” Pelletier, 82, a resident of Milford for over 50 years, beloved wife of the late Philip D. Pelletier, died November 22. She was born in Limestone, Maine, October 26, 1931, to Elisee and Doria Theriault.
Jennie Takacs Antal, 85, of Derby, formerly of Newtown, and beloved wife of the late Andrew Antal, died peacefully in Branford Hospice, November 19. Born in Redding, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Takacs.
Ann Guranovitz, 89, a resident of Bradenton, Fla. since 2010, and former Newtown resident, died peacefully in her sleep, November 8, at her home. She was born to Alexander and Mary Guranovitz in Bridgeport and lived there for more than 50 years before moving to Newtown in 1977.
Melkon Adams, 84, of Sandy Hook, died peacefully at Danbury Hospital, November 7. “Mel” or “Micky,” as he was known to his family, was born in New Britain, August 16, 1929, and lived all of his life in Connecticut.
George DeWitt Wight Ferris, Sr, 101, of Danbury, died November 8, at Danbury Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Phebe (Kellogg) Ferris. Mr Ferris was born in Newtown, July 2, 1912, son of Charles D. and Ophelia (Thornhill) Ferris, and was the last of the Ferris family to be home-birthed at the family homestead on Route 302.
Florence R. Smith, 89, of Southbury, beloved wife of the late Raymond Smith, died peacefully at Pope John Paul II Health Care Center, November 10. She was born in Lynn, Mass., daughter of Julian and Pearl (Wilson ) Reed.
Robert “Bob” J. Rosentel, 85, of Hudson, N.H., died November 6, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, N.H., surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 2, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of Martin and Elizabeth (Finn) Rosentel.