Obituaries


Melissa Miller

Published: October 10, 2017 at 12:00 am

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Melissa L. (Scheibel) Miller, 47, former Newtown resident, died October 6 at Regional Hospice of Danbury, while in the presence of her loving husband. She was born on May 19, 1970, in Bridgeport, daughter of Cindy (Hultman) and Edwin Scheibel.

Ms Miller graduated from Newtown High School in 1988 and from UConn with a bachelor's degree in English in 1992. She worked as a manager at Applebee's for many years and most recently she worked at Home Depot. She was an avid scrapbooker and loved to capture the memories of her and her loved ones. She served as PTO treasurer for her son's elementary school and as den leader for the Pack 58 Cub Scouts.

Her beloved husband of 16 years, Bill, and their two sons, Christopher and Bryson, of New Milford survive her. Ms Miller is also survived by her parents,Cindy and Ed Scheibel of Bradenton, Fla.; two sisters and their husbands; Sandy and David Schill and Kirsten and Dr Robert Bazuro, all of Sandy Hook; brother-in-law, Bob Dangaard, of Danbury; and mother-in-law, Harriett Miller of Danbury; as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to pass along a special thanks to Dr Michael Cohenuram and his staff at the Danbury Hospital Praxair Cancer Center. They would also like to thank the staff at the Regional Hospice in Danbury for their extraordinary care and compassion.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be conducted at Danbury Memorial Funeral Home, 117 South Street, Danbury, on Friday, October 13, from 6 to 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Are You Dense, Inc, at areyoudense.org.

To light a candle or leave a condolence in Ms Miller's memory, visit danburymemorial.com.

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
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“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
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“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
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Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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