Elizabeth Catherine (Schmidt) Thomas, 94, died December 15 at Masonicare at Newtown. She was the widow of Frederick R. Thomas, Sr, whom she had married in 1945, in Yonkers, N.Y She was born in New York City, November 2, 1920, and was the daughter of the late Elizabeth C. (McGarry) and George R. Schmidt.
Kathleen S. Wade, 57, of Newtown died at Danbury Hospital December 5, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Danbury, August 4, 1957, and was the daughter of the late Burton and Jane Covill Corbett.
Richard “Dick” Ferguson Ruscoe, 76, died December 14 at the Masonicare at Newtown facility. He was the beloved husband of Dolores Trenka Ruscoe of Newtown. He was born in Bridgeport, September 9, 1938, and was the son of the late Pearl (DeForest) and Garnet Ruscoe.
Elaine B. (Leko) Mastroni, 70, of Stratford, beloved wife of Robert Mastroni, died peacefully December 12, surrounded by her loving family, in the warm, comfortable home that she had created as the centerpiece of her family’s life. She was born in Bridgeport, and was the daughter of the late Edith (Tagg) and James Leko.
Evelyn (Jacob) Beck, 93, of Danbury, died peacefully at Filosa Nursing home in Danbury December 12. She was born June 10, 1921, a daughter of the late Helene (Nassra) and Simon Jacob, in Iskenderon, Syria.
Joan M (Fisher) Kornhaas, 82, of Port St Lucie, Fla., and formerly of New Milford, died December 6 at Treasure Coast Hospice Stuart, with her loved ones by her side. She was born in Danbury, August 12, 1932, and was the daughter of the late Sadie (Colla) and Emerson Fisher.
Elizabeth “Betty” Hunter Moss Potts, 93, beloved wife of the late Sid Potts, died peacefully December 8 at Ludlowe Health Care, Fairfield. She was born in Gateshead, England, and was the daughter of the late Nora and James Moss.
Paula S. Carroll, 50, previously of Newtown, died December 7 at St Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, with her family at her side, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis (MS). She was born in Basking Ridge, N.J., June 5, 1964, and was the daughter of Roy Schaufelberger of Southbury and the late Gretchen (Smitmens) Schaufelberger.