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  • Michael C. Sclafani

    Michael C. Sclafani, 9, of Harrison, Maine, formerly of Sandy Hook, died peacefully, March 19, at home with his loving family. Michael was born June 24, 2003, in Danbury, the son of Monica and Charles Sclafani.

  • Merwin Brinsmaid Burr, Sr

    Merwin Brinsmaid Burr, Sr, 75 of Dale, Texas, died March 10, after a long struggle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was born June 29, 1937, in Monroe, to Merwin S. and Mabel (Smith) Burr.

  • Robert A. Girard, Sr

    Robert A. Girard, Sr, 55, of Monroe, died March 19, in The Connecticut Hospice, Branford. He was born in Bridgeport, November 12, 1957, a son of William and Jean (Kinch) Girard.

  • William J. O'Donnell

    William J. O'Donnell, 82, of Shelton, died March 19, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Rose M. Saccone O'Donnell. Born in Bridgeport, December 23, 1930, he was a son of the late William and Elsie Takacs O'Donnell.

  • Ronald Gerald Traverse, Sr

    Ronald Gerald Traverse, Sr, 70, of Stratford, husband of the late Darlene Traverse, died March 16, at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Florence Baker Traverse.

  • Paul Anthony Lagnese

    Paul Anthony Lagnese, 60, of Newtown, beloved husband and father, died March 8, at the Danbury Hospital, in the arms of his family. He succumbed after a long battle with cancer. He was a native of Fairfield, born in the Mt Vernon, N.Y. Hospital.

  • Emily M. Ritzinger

    Emily M. Ritzinger, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, died peacefully in Hospice care, March 13, at Bon Secours Maria Manor, St Petersburg, Fla.

  • Richard M. Skidmore

    Richard M. Skidmore, 81, of Newtown, beloved husband of Jennifer (Slocum) Skidmore, died March 10, at Danbury Hospital. They were married November 24, 1979. Born in Danbury, November 4, 1931, he was the son of the late Evelyn (Ackridge) and George Skidmore.

  • George E. Coad, Jr

    George E. “Buzz” Coad, Jr, 75, of Southbury, died March 8, at the River Glen Health Center in Southbury. He was born January 1, 1938, in Waterbury, son of George E. Coad, Sr and Irene A. (King) Coad. He was the husband of Linda (Campbell) Coad.

  • James William Bruner

    James “Jim” William Bruner, 74, of Buford, Ga., formerly of Evansville, Ind. and a former resident of Newtown, died March 5, at VistaCare Hospice in Atlanta. He was born March 26, 1938, in Evansville, to James Arthur and June (Cecil) Bruner.