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  • Monica E. Allen

    Monica E. Allen, 69, of New Fairfield, beloved wife of Michael Allen, died peacefully at Danbury Hospital, August 17, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Danbury, daughter of Burton and Leoma Leach. In addition to her husband she is survive...

  • Eileen P. Mortensen

    Eileen P. Mortensen, 87, died August 17, at The Jewish Home For The Elderly, in Fairfield. She was born April 26, 1925, in Sherbrook, Canada, to Stanley and Margaret Phillips. She is survived by her children Scott and his wife, Lydia, of Newtown, and David...

  • Hugh James Findlay, Jr

    Hugh James Findlay, Jr, 76, died August 15, at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Virginia. He was born in Bridgeport, to Hugh Findlay, Sr and Janet Walker Findlay, and lived in Newtown for over 40 years prior to moving to Bristol, Va. He served in the US ...

  • Matthew Thomas Hawkins

    Matthew Thomas Hawkins, 39, of Charlotte, N.C., and formerly of Newtown, died July 12. He was born March 19, 1973, in Salem, Ohio, to Francis K. and Jeanne Klemann Hawkins. Mr Hawkins, a 1991 graduate of Newtown High School, was a homebuilder, teacher, and...

  • MaryEllen Harris

    MaryEllen Bjorklund Chemero Harris of Newtown died suddenly on October 21 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She had been doing one of her favorite things (taking care of dogs with her stepdaughter) when a cerebral aneurysm ruptured. She was 65. She is survived by her husband, David Harris of Newtown; a sister, Claire Bjorklund; a son, Christian Chemero of Durango, Colo.; and daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Sean Gallaway of Brookfield; and a stepdaughter and son-inlaw, Nichola and Tom Conroy of Newtown. She also leaves seven grandchildren, Michael and Brian Conroy of Newtown, Karli, Jack and Noah Seri of Brookfield, Rayne Gallaway of Brookfield, and Brandi Braziel of Sandy Hook; three dogs, a wild golden retriever named Maddie and two terriers, Daisy-Mae and Sara Lee; and Pat the Bunny.

  • Ernst K. Kugler

    Ernst K. Kugler, 87, a Bethel resident for more than 60 years, died October 28, at Danbury Hospital. He was born in Murrhardt, Germany, January 8, 1926, son of Wilhelm and Elisabeth (Elser) Kugler. He was the husband of the late Elfriede Paula (Scheu) Kugler.

  • Raffaelina Kost

    Raffaelina “Lee” Kost, 90, died April 4 at Bayonet Point Hospital, Hudson, Fla., after a long illness. She was born in Pozzallo, Sicily to Giovanna (Frasca) and Salvatore Emilio and emigrated to the United States at the age of 9.

  • W. Nelson 'Skip' Roberts

    W. Nelson “Skip” Roberts, 91, of Newtown died peacefully Wednesday, September 3, in the presence of his family, following a brief illness. He grew up with his younger sister, Gertrude, in rural New Monmouth, N.J., where he was born August 14, 1923, and regularly attended services at the New Monmouth Baptist Church with his parents, Agnes and Wilbur Roberts.

  • Margaret E. Provost

    Margaret E. Provost, 93, of Milford, died October 29, in her home. She was born on February 13, 1920, to William and Mary Beards Pouliotte, in Bridgeport.

  • Marie Joyce Maki

    Marie Joyce (Briscoe) Maki, 80, of Newtown, died peacefully at home, July 14. Her husband, children, and grandchildren were by her side. Born in Stamford, September 29, 1931, she was a daughter of the late John Joseph and Grace (Harris) Briscoe. She will b...