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  • Paul VanderWende IV

    Newtown native Paul VanderWende, 57, died Friday, March 22, after a long battle with cancer.

  • Paul VanderWende IV

    Newtown native Paul VanderWende, 57, died Friday, March 22, after a long battle with cancer. Mr VanderWende is survived by his mother, Lorraine VanderWende, of Newtown; his wife Sarah VanderWende, of Antrim, N.H.; a brother and sister-in-law, James and She...

  • Kathleen Pritchett

    Kathleen Pritchett, 67, of Newtown, died March 25, after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). She was the wife of Wayne W. Pritchett. She was born in Morristown, N.J., December 26, 1945, to John and Helen (Sharkey) O'Brien.

  • Robert N. Deveau, Sr

    Robert N. “Coach” Deveau, Sr of Danielson, formerly of Bridgeport and Putnam, died March 20. Born May 17, 1935, he was the fourth son of Lawrence and Jeanne Deveau.

  • Gertrude Napolitano

    Gertrude Napolitano, 95, of Brewster, N.Y., died March 22, at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, N.Y. She was born October 19, 1917, in Orange, Mass., to William and Marion (George) Dresser.

  • Michael C. Sclafani

    Michael C. Sclafani, 9, of Harrison, Maine, formerly of Sandy Hook, died peacefully, March 19, at home with his loving family. Michael was born June 24, 2003, in Danbury, the son of Monica and Charles Sclafani.

  • Merwin Brinsmaid Burr, Sr

    Merwin Brinsmaid Burr, Sr, 75 of Dale, Texas, died March 10, after a long struggle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was born June 29, 1937, in Monroe, to Merwin S. and Mabel (Smith) Burr.

  • Robert A. Girard, Sr

    Robert A. Girard, Sr, 55, of Monroe, died March 19, in The Connecticut Hospice, Branford. He was born in Bridgeport, November 12, 1957, a son of William and Jean (Kinch) Girard.

  • William J. O'Donnell

    William J. O'Donnell, 82, of Shelton, died March 19, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Rose M. Saccone O'Donnell. Born in Bridgeport, December 23, 1930, he was a son of the late William and Elsie Takacs O'Donnell.

  • Ronald Gerald Traverse, Sr

    Ronald Gerald Traverse, Sr, 70, of Stratford, husband of the late Darlene Traverse, died March 16, at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Florence Baker Traverse.