Philip James Scappatura III, 47, of Newtown died unexpectedly April 11. He was born January 31, 1968, in Port Chester, N.Y., and was the son of Patricia Mikula Scappatura and Philip Scappatura, Jr, of Newtown.
Stephen E. Barna, 88, of Bethel died April 9 at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Jean (Wildman) Barna. He was born August 17, 1926, in Bridgeport, and was a son of the late Julia (Rapsky) and Stephen Barna.
Peter Michael Will, 46, of Brookfield, died peacefully April 9. He was born April 16, 1968, to Constance (Miller) and John Will, Jr., and was a brother of John Will III of Sandy Hook. Mr Will was an active client of Ability Beyond for over 25 years.
Harry R. “Randy” Ackley, Jr, 43, of Stratford, formerly of Fairfield, died April 10. Born in Bridgeport, he had been a lifelong area resident. Survivors include his beloved son whom he adored, Harry R. Ackley III; his parents, Harry R. Ackley, Sr, and Karen Dumas Ackley of Fairfield; two beloved sisters, Amy Conroy, and her husband Brian, of Sandy Hook...
William “Bill” Reynolds Bailey, Jr, 73, of Newtown, died April 7, surrounded by family and friends, after a lengthy and brave battle with cancer. Born February 3, 1942, he was the son of William R. and Katherine (Gunning) Bailey of West Orange, N.J.
Nancy W. (Hull) Rahikka, 83, of Newtown died peacefully at The Gardens in Danbury April 4. She was the wife of the late Richard R. Rahikka for 46 years. She was born October 31, 1931, in Southport, and was the daughter of Fannie (Lepisto) and Charles E. Hull.
Peggy Jane (Adams) Smith, 77, of Newtown, and formerly a longtime resident of Los Gatos, Calif., died peacefully March 9, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Frank David Smith. She was born on July 17, 1937, in Iowa City, Iowa, the last of five children born to Ithema (Dudley) and Raymond Adams.
Gladys Vivian (Garey) McLaughlin, 77, of Sandy Hook, wife of Denny McLaughlin, mother of three, and grandmother of six, celebrated 49 years of happy marriage this past February, before passing away at home, surrounded by family, April 4. Born April 12, 1937, the eldest of seven children, she grew up on a farm in Rogers, Ohio and was the daughter of Vivian Ruth (Holt) Gilmore and Phillip Ivan Garey, Sr.