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Obituaries

  • Jeffrey Bucko

    Jeffrey Bucko, 50, of New Britain, died suddenly January 11, in his home. He was born in Bridgeport, beloved son of Joseph and Barbara (Durica) Bucko, Jr and had been a long time area resident.

  • Sheila Parkington Pinckney

    Sheila Parkington Pinckney, 85, of Sandy Hook, died January 9, at Masonicare in Newtown. She was the loving wife of Warren J. Pinckney, her husband of 62 years. The daughter of the late John and Betsy (Ellison) Parkington, she was born November 12, 1928, in Cherry Tree, Lancashire, England.

  • Martha Ann Heyde

    Martha Ann Heyde, 70, of Montgomery, Texas, died January 7. She was born to Karl and Ethel Hauenstein, in Mahopac, N.Y., January 30, 1943.

  • Anne F. Kopf

    Anne F. Kopf, 85, of Newtown, formerly of Norwalk, Woodbury, and Shelton, died peacefully January 8, surrounded by her loving family. Born January 14, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Fasano of Bronx, N.Y.

  • Robert W. Knapp

    Robert W. Knapp, 77, of Sandy Hook, died January 9, after a brief illness. He was born March 23, 1936, at his grandparents’ farm in Sandy Hook.

  • Kathryn J. Feher

    Kathryn J. Feher, 83, of Newtown, beloved wife of Joseph Feher, died January 5. Born and raised in Fairfield, she had been a Fairfield resident for many years before moving to Newtown over 45 years ago.

  • Robert Thomas Murray III

    Robert “Bobby” Thomas Murray III, 45, of Newtown, died January 7, at Bethel Healthcare Center after a long and courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). He was born June 17, 1968, in Providence, R.I., to his beloved parents Isabelle MacKenzie Murray and Robert Thomas Murray, Jr.

  • Robert E. Decker

    Robert “Bob” E. Decker, 76, of Newtown, died at Danbury Hospital, January 8. He was the husband of Connie (Henderson) Decker, to whom he was married for 53 years. He was born February 28, 1937, in Jersey City, N.J., son of Harold and Marie (Leeker) Decker.

  • Pauline J. Bianco

    Pauline J. (Paris) (Potter) Bianco, 83, of Ridgefield, wife of the late Richard Potter and the late Luigi Bianco, died January 5, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lyndonville, Vt., June 25, 1930, daughter of Walter and Jean (Chouinard) Paris.

  • Edward Felix Muraszkin

    Edward Felix Muraszkin, 87, of Newtown, died peacefully, January 5. He was born March 5, 1926, in Westport. He graduated from Greens Farms High School and joined the United States Marine Corps, where is served as a pilot in World War II.