William Sheldon Jarrett, 87, of Heritage Village, Southbury, and former 30-year Newtown resident, died after a long affliction with Alzheimer’s disease, August 14. He was born May 25, 1927, in Livingston, N.J. He was the husband for 63 years of Francine Helen Snyder Jarrett and the son of the late LeGrand and Mary Sheldon Jarrett.
Burton A. Corbett, 80, of Southbury, and a longtime former resident of Newtown, died at New Milford Hospital August 9 after a brief illness. He was born August 12, 1933, in Ridgefield, son of Elsie (Coulter) and Arthur E. Corbett.
Benjamin C. Patt, Jr, 81, born October 4, 1932, lost his battle with cancer August 3, at Hospice House in Vero Beach, Fla. He was a longtime resident of Connecticut, living in Fairfield County for many years.
Phyllis A. “Pat” (Murphy) Wrinn of Newtown died peacefully August 11. She was born in Meriden, April 6, 1931, the daughter of Marion and Joseph Murphy. Mrs Wrinn was a retired registered nurse with a bachelor's degree from Western Connecticut State University (1978).
Dr Fredric K. Baff, 75, of Newtown died August 8 at Danbury Hospital. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1963. Dr Baff was the owner of Plumtrees Animal Hospital in Danbury for more than 30 years.
William J. Chockey, Sr, 70, of Fairfield died August 4. He was born in Bridgeport and served in the US Army in Vietnam. His sons and spouses, Richard A. and Tanya Chockey of Newtown, William J. Chockey, Jr, and Claudia of Naugatuck, Jamie A. and Madeline Chockey of Naugatuck, and daughters Cheryl A. Chockey and Candace L. Chockey, both of Fairfield, survive him.
Sylvia Kathleen Hildred, 83, of Gaithersburg, Md., Sarasota, Fla., and Trumbull, died peacefully July 30 at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg. She was born on August 23, 1930, in Newport, South Wales, in the UK.