Year In Review: Remembering Newtown Residents’ Lives

Published: December 31, 2018 at 06:45 am
Whether a person was a lifelong resident or called Newtown home for just a short while, the community faced the loss of many people this year who will be remembered for their great impact. On February 13, Church Hill Road


Published: December 28, 2018 at 08:00 am
There will be a charge for obituaries and memorials in The Newtown Bee or at, beginning January 1, 2019.

John Heffernan

Published: December 28, 2018 at 12:00 am
John Heffernan, 79, of New Fairfield, died peacefully December 22, surrounded by his family. He was born February 28, 1939, in Yonkers, N.Y., and was the son of the late Dorothy and Clifford Heffernan. He was one of two children.

Linda Decker

Published: December 27, 2018 at 04:30 pm
Linda S. Heil/Decker, 64, of Augusta, died peacefully Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at Capital City Manor in Augusta, Maine. She was born in Bridgeport, Conn., October 20, 1954, the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth-Betty (Schreiber) Heil. Mrs Decker was a

Adolf Dreher Jr

Published: December 26, 2018 at 05:01 pm
Adolf J. “Junior” Dreher, Jr, 82, of Sandy Hook, died peacefully December 22. He was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., June 11, 1936, to Anna (Auer) and Adolf Dreher, Sr. He was a resident of Sandy Hook for almost 50

Katherine Colgan

Published: December 26, 2018 at 04:05 pm
Katherine Marie Colgan, 93, of Southbury, died December 18, in Bethel, following a long illness, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Limestone, Maine, June 8, 1925, and was the daughter of Earl Sylvester and Amanda Matilda (Hendricksen)

Elenore House

Published: December 26, 2018 at 10:07 am
Elenore House, 87, of Newtown, died December 21, at her home. She was born in Norwalk, November 8, 1931, and was a daughter of the late Paul and Elizabeth Wold and wife of the late Edward House. Mrs House spent

Bridget Farrell

Published: December 26, 2018 at 09:20 am
Bridget R. Farrell, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late George “Bing” Farrell, died peacefully December 21, with family by her side. Born in Milford, the daughter of the late Modestino and Saveria Gelormino, she had been a Fairfield resident

John Doherty

Published: December 20, 2018 at 10:18 am
John J. Doherty, 87, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., died November 29. Mr Doherty was born in the Bronx January 24, 1931, to Beatrice (McDermott) and Patrick Doherty. His wife of 38 years, Marlene; his children and their spouses, Danny and

Eleanor Ruot

Published: December 20, 2018 at 10:17 am
Eleanor Harriet Ruot, 99, of Newtown, formerly of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Edmond R. Ruot, died peacefully December 15. Born in Torrington, the daughter of the late Ernest and Gertrude Crutch Hurlbut, she had been a Fairfield resident

January 2019


This Week's Poll

When do you purchase calendars?

As early as possible.
0% (0 votes)
0% (0 votes)
Early December
29% (2 votes)
Late December
29% (2 votes)
The first time I go to write something in one in January and realize I've forgotten to buy one for the new year
29% (2 votes)
In March when they get discounted heavily
0% (0 votes)
I don't. I do everything electronically.
14% (1 vote)
Total votes: 7