Zita B. McMahon, 75, wife of the late John Gary McMahon of Sandy Hook, died peacefully July 12, surrounded by family. She was born December 4, 1937, in Passaic, N.J., a daughter of Joseph and Albina Wyka.
James Theodore Rockwell, 82, of Newtown, died July 13, due to the progression of Alzheimer’s. Mr Rockwell, aka “Rocky,” was born in Newtown, the twelfth of thirteen children of Stephen Edmund Rockwell and Elizabeth (Carl) Rockwell.
Clara Ann Gentile-Young, 94, formerly of Newtown, died peacefully July 6, in Beersheba Springs, Tenn., after a short illness. She was born October 26, 1918, in Walston, Penn. a daughter of Frank and Marie Grace (Lorio) DeBaise.
Matthew Joseph D'Amato, 73, of Trumbull, loving husband of Linda Lutters D'Amato, died June 30. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., September 8, 1939, he was a son of the late Alfonso F. and Jennie Saltarelli D'Amato.
Gerard (“Jerry”) Carino, 87, of Danbury, beloved husband of Rose (DeVito) Carino, died peacefully at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Ridgefield on Sunday, June 30. He was born in Port Chester, N.Y., on November 2, 1925, son of the late Gerardo and Isabel Carino. In addition to his wife of almost 60 years, Mr Carino is survived by his three children, Joseph Carino and his wife Lisa of Newtown, Gerri Petruccelli and her husband Nino of Ridgefield, and Marie Cholko and her husband Robert, also of Ridgefield; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren
Joseph E. Yanzo, Jr., age 71, of Newtown passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 30, surrounded by all of his children after a hard fought battle with Leukemia. He is survived by his daughter, Christine Bojarczyk and her husband Rick of Danbury; his son, Joseph E. Yanzo III of Torrington; his stepdaughters Dawn Maestro-Blom and her husband Jeff, and Debbie Maestro-Barrigas, all of Thomaston; a sister, Elaine Dwyer of Shelton; his six grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Robert Stephen Staudinger, 74, husband of Joyce (Carey) Staudinger, of Sandy Hook died peacefully on Saturday, June 29, at his home surrounded by his family after a two year courageous battle of cancer.
Albert E. “Buddy” Minck, Jr, 90, of Bradenton, Fla. and Newtown, and previously of Danbury, died peacefully at his Newtown home, June 24, surrounded by his family. He was born November 24, 1922, in Danbury, son of Lucy (Carmody) and Albert E. Minck, Sr.