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  • Carol S. Gee

    Carol Arlene Sandt Gee, 73, of Newtown died peacefully February 14, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, after a brief illness. She was born July 4, 1941, in Forks Township, Penn., and was the daughter of the late Sadie (Moser) and Paul Walter Sandt.

  • Susan Schankman

    Susan Schankman, 88, wife of the late Milton Schankman, longtime former resident of New York, died February 12 in Southbury. She was the only child born to Sylvia and Alex Maibaum, March 9, 1926, in New York City.

  • Michael T. Meehan

    Michael T. Meehan, 84, of Newtown died February 14 in Bridgeport Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Ann (McPherson) Meehan. He was born in Bridgeport, June 8, 1930, and was the son of the late Anna (Sheiner) and Michael Meehan.

  • David William Ostergren

    David William Ostergren, 73, a resident of Newtown for many years, died peacefully February 15, with his family by his side. Born June 28, 1941, in Middletown, he was the son of the late Mary (Bentham) and Robert N. Ostergren, Sr.

  • William E. Powers

    William E. Powers, 86, of Stratford, beloved husband for 61 years of Carole (Hagen) Powers, died February 6 in Bridgeport Hospital, following a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Before his retirement, he purchased and operated with his son, Larry, Sugar Hill Service Center in Newtown, for 19 years.

  • Josephine M. Lucas

    Josephine M. Lucas, 87, wife of Michael Lucas, Jr, of Sandy Hook, died February 11 at Maplewood of Danbury. She was a lifelong resident of Sandy Hook. She was born May 4, 1927, and was a daughter of the late Mary and Joseph Retz.

  • Reid Johnson

    Reid Johnson, 51, of Sandy Hook, formerly of Ridgefield, died February 7.

  • Richard Peter Gottmeier

    Richard Peter Gottmeier, 65, died February 5, at his residence in Sandy Hook. He was born September 21, 1949, in Youngstown, Ohio. He graduated from Liberty High School in Youngstown in 1967 and Ohio University in 1971 with a degree in marketing with a minor in history and attained a graduate degree through the US Army Command and General Staff College. He served in the Army Reserves from 1972 to 1999, obtaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Gottmeier was a veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

  • Summer Ann Ghent

    Summer Ann Ghent, 19, of Newtown died peacefully at home February 3. “She left her life with us as an earth angel so she could become an angel that watches over everyone,” said her family. Summer was born February 12, 1996, in Danbury...

  • George W. DeMott

    George W. DeMott, 78, of Uncasville died peacefully February 2 at his home. On January 7, 1937, he was born in Passaic, N.J., and was the son of the late Hazel (Barthelmess) and Elwood DeMott. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Moran-Sabatelli) DeMott. They were married Novem...