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  • Sally Montgomery Ratyna

    Sally Montgomery Ratyna, 80, of Southbury, died peacefully July 25, with her family by her side. She was born October 10, 1932, in Springfield, Ky., the youngest of five siblings.

  • Frank E. Velky

    rank E. Velky, 102, of Bridgeport, died July 27, at Connecticut Hospice. Mr Velky was born in Bridgeport to Martin and Julia (Pekar) Velky. He was a founding member of the Cedarhurst Association on Lake Zoar in Newtown.

  • Helene Konnerth Piller

    Helene Konnerth Piller, 99, of Newtown, a woman of tenacity, laughter and beauty, died July 2.

  • Jeannine C. Lombardo

    Jeannine C. Lombardo, 69, of Brookfield, loving wife of 50 years to Joseph Lombardo, died July 23, at Danbury Hospital. She was born January 29, 1944, in Membruggen, Belgium, to Leonard and Rosalie Stegen.

  • Robert James Curtis

    Robert James Curtis died July 18, at Candlewood Valley Care Center, New Milford, after fighting a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease for 26 years. He was born in Glen Cove, N.Y., February 19,1932, to Robert and Catherine (McGowan) Curtis. He was the beloved husband of Christina Curtis for 56 years.

  • Gertrude Kraushaar

    Gertrude “Teresa” Kraushaar, 87, of Millville, Del., died July 7. She was born in Baltimore, Md., June 13, 1926, where she resided until moving to Bethany Beach, Del., in 1977.

  • Ruth Rowe and Bruce Loev

    Ruth (Hubertus) Rowe and Bruce Kevin Loev, of Danbury, died unexpectedly, July 10. Ms Rowe was born in White Plains, N.Y., September 22, 1966, to Patricia and Robert Hubertus.

  • George Michael Kokinchak

    George Michael Kokinchak, 82, of The Villages, Wildwood, Fla., died July 11. Mr. Kokinchak was born February 4, 1931, in Yonkers, N.Y., and moved to The Villages in 2003 from Connecticut.

  • Zita B. McMahon

    Zita B. McMahon, 75, wife of the late John Gary McMahon of Sandy Hook, died peacefully July 12, surrounded by family. She was born December 4, 1937, in Passaic, N.J., a daughter of Joseph and Albina Wyka.

  • James Theodore Rockwell

    James Theodore Rockwell, 82, of Newtown, died July 13, due to the progression of Alzheimer’s. Mr Rockwell, aka “Rocky,” was born in Newtown, the twelfth of thirteen children of Stephen Edmund Rockwell and Elizabeth (Carl) Rockwell.