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  • Reverend Monsignor George David Birge

    The Reverend Monsignor George David “Father Bo” Birge, 87, Stratford, died January 20. Born March 22, 1927, he was the son of the late Marie Graham and Raymond Bernard Birge. He was a caring and appreciated pastor at St Rose of Lima Church in Newtown for many years...

  • May Louise Peck Blanchard

    May Louise Peck Blanchard, 97, of Lake Wales, Fla., died peacefully January 4. Born January 22, 1917, in St Johnsbury, Vt., to Mary (Salmon) and George Peck, Mrs Blanchard had been a resident of Newtown for more than 30 years prior to moving to Florida two years ago, when health required a warmer climate and additional care.

  • John Victor Polvere, Sr

    John “Jack” Victor Polvere, Sr, 81, of Southbury, formerly of Bridgeport and Shelton, died unexpectedly January 15. He was the beloved husband of Doreen (Norton) Polvere. Mr Polvere owned and operated World of Bikes in Newtown for 25 years, before retiring.

  • Catherine T. Knoll

    Information has been amended as of January 26, 2015. Catherine T. Knoll, 90, of Waterbury, formerly of Sandy Hook, died January 14 at The Hearth of Southbury. She was the widow of Stephen J. Knoll, her husband of 57 years. She was born in New York...

  • Waldemar Brehm

    Waldemar “Wally” Brehm, 80, of Southbury died unexpectedly at home January 13. He was born in Freiburg, Germany, April 9, 1934. He immigrated to New York in 1959, where he met his wife of 55 years, Reinhilde “Hilde.” They moved thei...

  • Joan C. Porter McNamara

    Joan C. Porter McNamara, 76, of Stratford, beloved wife of Arnold McNamara, died January 10 in Lord Chamberlain Health Center, Stratford. Survivors in addition to her husband include her children, Donald Hancock, Jr, and his wife Donna, of Shelton and Barbara Dillon of Ansonia; stepchildren, Mary Liscinsky, and her husband Paul, of Sandy Hook...

  • Leonard Francis Perrini

    Leonard Francis Perrini, 91, recently a resident of Omaha, Neb., died January 6 in Omaha. Born November 21, 1923, in Bridgeport, where he resided most of his life, his parents were Giovanni and Nicolina Perrini (formerly Petitti), born and married in Faeto, Italy, who then immigrated to the United States and resided in Bridgeport.

  • Miriam Rasmussen

    Miriam Rasmussen, 86, longtime resident of Newtown, died in Brooksville, Fla., January 13. She was born February 12, 1928, in the Botsford section of Newtown. She was the daughter of the late Bertha (Broderick) and Albert Rasmussen.

  • Joan Theresa Kliczewski

    Joan Theresa Kliczewski, 89, of Trumbull died January 7 in her home. She was born in Bridgeport, and was the daughter of the late Theresa and William Kelley. Her daughter-in-law Susan Kliczewski of Newtown...

  • Anne Callery

    Anne (O’Rourke) Callery, 79, of Danbury and Jupiter, Fla., died at home January 9, after a ten-year courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was a loving and devoted wife of 54 years to her husband, James D. Callery.