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Obituaries

  • Nicole Cheri McDonald

    Nicole Cheri (McGrath) McDonald, 25, of Seymour, died unexpectedly July 29, as the result of a car accident. She was the wife of Brian McDonald. She was born in Denver, Colo., March 25, 1988, daughter of Jeffery and Cheryl (Feeney) McGrath. She attended Newtown schools, graduating in 2006.

  • Nancy V. Pecora

    Nancy V. (LoParco) Pecora, 74, of Greenwich, died July 24, due to complications after a long illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Greenwich, to Horace and Filomena “Fanny” LoParco.

  • Ines O. Freuler

    Ines Freuler, 85, of Stamford, forever known to her family as “Schatzie,” died July 25, a short month after her birthday. Born in Bern, Switzerland, June 15, 1928, she immigrated to New York on the Queen Elizabeth in 1950. She always told her family how excited she was to see the Statue of Liberty for the first time.

  • Frank E. Velky

    rank E. Velky, 102, of Bridgeport, died July 27, at Connecticut Hospice. Mr Velky was born in Bridgeport to Martin and Julia (Pekar) Velky. He was a founding member of the Cedarhurst Association on Lake Zoar in Newtown.

  • Sylvia Parsons Davidson

    Sylvia Parsons Davidson, 100, died peacefully July 25, at Masonicare in Newtown. She was born February 5, 1913, in Newtown, to Louis Birdsey Parsons and Vivian Wetmore. Her husband, Howard B. Davidson, predeceased her in 2012, after 76 years of marriage.

  • Sal Cucco

    Sal Cucco, 50, formerly of Stamford, died July 27, at Danbury Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He endured countless surgeries and procedures with an ever positive and courageous spirit that inspired all who loved him. He was born in Stamford, January 18, 1963, to Alberto and Giovanna Cucco.

  • Sally Montgomery Ratyna

    Sally Montgomery Ratyna, 80, of Southbury, died peacefully July 25, with her family by her side. She was born October 10, 1932, in Springfield, Ky., the youngest of five siblings.

  • Helene Konnerth Piller

    Helene Konnerth Piller, 99, of Newtown, a woman of tenacity, laughter and beauty, died July 2.

  • Jeannine C. Lombardo

    Jeannine C. Lombardo, 69, of Brookfield, loving wife of 50 years to Joseph Lombardo, died July 23, at Danbury Hospital. She was born January 29, 1944, in Membruggen, Belgium, to Leonard and Rosalie Stegen.

  • Robert James Curtis

    Robert James Curtis died July 18, at Candlewood Valley Care Center, New Milford, after fighting a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease for 26 years. He was born in Glen Cove, N.Y., February 19,1932, to Robert and Catherine (McGowan) Curtis. He was the beloved husband of Christina Curtis for 56 years.