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  • Joan Carol Reilly Oberg

    Joan Carol Reilly Oberg of Brookfield, and formerly of Sandy Hook, died August 23, at her home. She was born November 26, 1936, in Bridgeport, and grew up in Stratford. She attended Butler Business School and was employed as a secretary for Bridgeport Bras...

  • Robert H. Simpson

    Robert H. Simpson, 65, of Danbury, formerly of Newtown, loving husband of 42 years to Sally (Walker) Simpson, died August 23, at Danbury Hospital.

  • Mathew Matrullo

    Mathew Matrullo, 88, of Newtown, died August 24 in Reading, Mass., surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cranston, R.I., December 1, 1924, he was the son of the late Paul and Andreana (Lombardo) Matrullo. He was the beloved husband of the late Eugenia C. (Sibella) Matrullo.

  • John J. Benanti

    John J. Benanti, 94, Newtown, died peacefully August 20, at Pope John Paul Care Center, surrounded by his loving family. Born July 17, 1919, in Manhattan, he overcame the hardships of the Great Depression and the death of his father, at age 11, by working as a shoeshine boy and Western Union Messenger, to help support his family.

  • Margaret Hull

    Margaret “Peggy” Hull, 84, of Brooklyn, died August 20, at St Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was born in Bridgeport, July 13, 1929, daughter of Michael and Bertha (Creevey) Dugas. She was the wife of Lester L. Hull.

  • Rose L. Reggiano

    Rose L. Reggiano, 88, of Sandy Hook, died August 21, at Masonicare at Newtown. She was born in Smithers, W. Va., October 28, 1924, one of ten children of the late Mario and Angela (Castro) Lodato.

  • Kathleen D. Fedeli

    Kathleen D. (McPadden) Fedeli, 74, died August 15, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bridgeport, June 20, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine McPadden.

  • Dolores M. Wood

    Dolores M. Wood, 66, of Newtown, died at her home, August 17. She was born September 1, 1946, in Bridgeport, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Madeline (Fritz) Moll.

  • Lillian Canfield McCarthy Ermisch

    Newtown native, Lillian Canfield McCarthy Ermisch, 94, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs George Glover Canfield, died June 27, at her son’s home in Inverness, Fla. She was born in Danbury Hospital, January 9, 1919, and was the twelfth generation of Newtown-founding Glovers.

  • Lucy Marie Bonacci

    Lucy Marie Bonacci, 90, died peacefully August 17, at the Bethel Health Care facility, surrounded by her loving family. Born on September 22, 1922, she was the daughter of John and Catherine Donatico of South Norwalk.