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  • Celeste R. Verzaro

    Celeste “Sally” R. Verzaro, 76, of Monroe, beloved wife of the late Louis Verzaro, died peacefully August 30 at St Vincent’s Hospital, following a brief illness. Born in Bridgeport, July 22, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John Peter and Anna Helen Coolis Minalga.

  • Roger Green

    Roger Green, 74, of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, a longtime former resident of Newtown, died suddenly August 2. He was the son of the late Ben Green and the late Margaret (McGrath) Esposito.

  • Helen B. Herbold

    Helen B. Herbold, 94, previously of Newtown, a registered nurse, synchronized swimmer, and certified yoga instructor, died September 1 at the Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Ghent, N.Y. Born Helen Maryann Barry on March 31, 1920, in Chicago, she was one of nine children of Anna Cullen Barry and Michael J. Barry. She was the last surviving sibling.

  • Margaret B. Oliver

    Margaret B. Oliver, 97, of Sandy Hook, died August 28 at her home. Mrs Oliver was the widow of the late Frank Oliver, and had been a resident of Sandy Hook since 1956.

  • Ruth Joyce Murray

    Ruth Joyce Murray, 82, of Bethel, widow of Robert E. Murray, died August 24, after a brief illness. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she lived in Weston for 33 years.Her greatest joy was her family. Her sons and spouses Robert and Suzanne of Newtown...

  • Kathleen Louise Reichardt

    Kathleen “Kathy” Louise Reichardt, 67, of Newtown died peacefully August 17 at Danbury Hospital, after her three-year battle with cancer. She was born in Danbury, June 8, 1947, the daughter of Isabel and Henry Stine.

  • Kenneth Ayles

    Kenneth Gregory Ayles, 50, of Sandy Hook died Thursday, August 21, with his family by his side. There will be a gathering of friends on Thursday, August 28, at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street in Newtown, where friends can share stories of Ken. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road in Newtown, Friday, August 29, at 11 am. Interment will follow.

  • Hugh Alexander Dignon

    Hugh Alexander Dignon, 78, of Newtown, and formerly of Brookfield, died August 20 at Danbury Hospital after complications arising from a stroke. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, May 16, 1936, to Jean (Kinloch) and Hugh Dignon, and moved to the United States in the early 1960s.

  • Stephen John Dawson

    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 Bassett

    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.