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Obituaries

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Edina Nakano

    Edina Nakano, 75, Newtown, a loving mother, grandmother, and friend, died March 3. Born in Budapest, Hungary, she immigrated to the United States at the age of 19, after the 1956 Hungarian Uprising. She married the love of her life, Yoshizo Nakano, on February 14, 1959.

  • 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.