Ruth Adele (Van Houten) Burke, 93, of Nunnawauk Meadows, Newtown, died July 8 at River Glen Health Care Center, Southbury. Mrs Burke was the wife of the late Benjamin J. Burke. She was born in Bethel, January 23, 1921, a daughter of Charlotte (Morrison) and Rudolph Van Houten.
Catherine Lee Blomberg, a resident of Newtown for more than 50 years, retired mechanical and CAD/CAM draftsman, skilled watercolorist, avid reader, and enthusiastic traveler, died peacefully July 4 at The Kent Residence in Kent. She was born into a coal mining family in Olyphant, Penn., November 26, 1924, the daughter of Michael and Dora Sawayda Dyki.
Margaret (Swanberg) Couch, 77, of New Milford died peacefully July 7, in The Kent, after a long illness. She was born in Waterbury, Conn., and spent her life in the New Milford and Washington, Conn., area.
Richard William Miller, 89, of Brookfield, beloved husband of Jaqueline (Hill) Miller, died July 5 at Bethel Healthcare. He was born February 7, 1925, in Danbury, son of Edna May (Venning) and Raymond A. Miller.
James “Jimmy,” “Jimbo” Dean McHatten, 53, of Sandy Hook, died June 28. He was born June 13, 1961, in Danbury. Mr McHatten was a graduate of Newtown High School and attended Southern University. An avid sportsman who enjoyed both playing and watching sports, he was a superfan of his beloved Red Sox, Lakers, and Vikings.
Geraldine “Gerri” Cornell, 73, of Hayes, Va., died peacefully June 30, with family by her side, at the Hospice House of Williamsburg, Va. Ms Cornell was a native of Connecticut and retired from a long career at Pitney Bowes.She was a member of Newtown United Methodist Church, Sandy Hook, and a 50-year member of the Eastern Star.
James A. Connelly, Jr, 44, of the Westville section of New Haven, formerly of Newtown, died peacefully at his home July 2, with his faithful German shepherd, Maggie, by his side. He was born in Bridgeport, December 15, 1969.