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  • Michael James Volpe

    Michael James Volpe, 59, a 17-year resident of Newtown, died peacefully, March 1, at Danbury Hospital. He was born in Bridgeport, November 10, 1953, a son of James and Lena (Trovarelli) Volpe of Bridgeport.

  • Ruth Lillien Johnson

    Ruth Lillien "Lill" Johnson, 92, of Newtown, died peacefully, February 28. She was born March 17, 1920, in Fredrikstad, Norway.

  • Eugene M. Gardecki

    Eugene M. “Gene” Gardecki, 78, Sandy Hook, formerly of Fairfield and Bridgeport, died February 27, at the Masonicare of Newtown. He was born in Nanticoke, Penn. and grew up in Stratford, graduating from Stratford High School.

  • Eleanor Gagel Clark

    Eleanor Gagel Clark, 99, of Newtown, and formerly of Milford, died February 26. She was born March 11, 1913, in New York City. She was married for 63 years to Bruce William Clark.

  • Richard Knight Franklin

    Richard Knight Franklin, 85, died February 14. He was born in Danbury, November 14, 1927, the son of Arthur R. Franklin and Lola (Hatch) Franklin. Three children, Richard Kane Franklin of Newtown, Kathleen Franklin Cossa of Port St Lucie, Fla., and Carol F...

  • Marlene Fay Sweitzer

    Marlene Fay (Collins) Sweitzer, 79, of Monroe, died February 23, in St Vincent’s Medical Center. She was born in Bridgeport, daughter of John J. and Clara Halvorsen Collins, and was the youngest of eight children. She was the wife of the late Donald Sweitzer.

  • Ralph E. Bush

    Ralph E. Bush, 70, of Ansonia and formerly Shelton, died February 20, at Bridgeport Manor. He was born in Shelton, August 20, 1942, son of Stanley and Helen McCarthy Bush.

  • Francis E. Oakley

    Francis E. Oakley, 90, of Southbury, died peacefully February 25, surrounded by his children. He was born November 15, 1922, in the Bronx, N.Y. Mr Oakley is a veteran of World War II. He enlisted in the US Navy and served with Seabees in the South Pacific....

  • Frank Halstead

    Frank Halstead, 68, died February 13, at Skyview Center, Wallingford. He was born November 12, 1944, at Danbury Hospital, son of Mildred Casey Halstead and Leo Dawson Halstead, Jr.

  • Anthony Victor Macri

    Anthony Victor Macri, 68, of Sandy Hook, died peacefully, February 22. He was born in Stamford, August 14, 1945, the son of Pasquale and Emma (Anderson) Macri.