Stephen John Dawson, 56, of Stormville, N.Y., died August 22. He was born in Flushing, N.Y., December 18, 1957 to Geraldine (Rehmann) and John W. Dawson. He worked for the Newtown Public School System for 18 years, as an IT Technician.
James “Jimmy” Bassett, 57, of Barefoot Bay, Fla. and formerly of Danbury, died August 20, after fighting end stage heart disease for over 14 years. He was born in Danbury, September 20, 1956.In addition to his wife of 25 years, Sue Sheehan Bassett, his sister Lori Hubina and her husband, Paul, of Newtown, his brother Glen and his wife, Beth, of Brewster, Mass., his sisters Wendy Weyer of Danbury and Allison Sagnelli of Brookfield; his sisters-in-law Maureen Hoock and Eileen McCann; and brother-in-law Terry Sheehan of Trumbull survive Mr Bassett.
Joseph “Jack” Harry Gillespy, Sr, 78, a resident of Stratford for more than 40 years, formerly of Bridgeport and always a proud “South Ender,” died August 16 at St Vincent Medical Center. He was born in Bridgeport, a son of William J. and Catherine Weide Gillespy, and was the beloved husband of Kathleen Gillespy for 57 years.
Rose Lillian Richardson Helsel, 89, formerly of Newtown, died peacefully August 18 at the Kingston, N.Y., home of her daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Richard Wade, with whom she lived for the past ten years. She was born March 1, 1925, to Lillian (Piesker) and Blaine A. Richardson, in Syracuse, N.Y.
Dorothy Kanuck Hydeck, 86, of Trumbull, died August 22 in her home. She was born in Bridgeport, and was a longtime Trumbull resident. Survivors include her five children, Mark and Cathy Hydeck of Newtown, Lynn and David Pangburn of Oxford, Ronald and Michelle Hydeck of Milford, Michael Hydeck and Patricia Bocian of Stamford, and Robert Hydeck and Heather Bryant of Trumbull.
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.
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.
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.