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  • Albert Sears

    Albert “Abbott” Sears, 63, died November 2 at St Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury. Born November 15, 1950, he lived most of his life in Southbury and Newtown.

  • Ruth Ann Kelsey

    Ruth Ann Kelsey, 74 of Daytona Beach, Fla., died November 4, following a short illness. She was the wife of the late Frederick H. Kelsey, Sr. She was born in Danbury, January 12, 1940, and was the daughter of the late Ruth (Walz) and Dwight Blackman. Two brothers, Peter Blackman, and his wife Eileen, of Newtown...

  • Eugenia F. DeBartolomeo

    Eugenia “Jean” Fagan DeBartolomeo of Stamford, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, died October 29, surrounded by her family. In addition to her husband, Paul, her children Kevin DeBartolomeo, and his wife Stephanie, and Paul J. DeBartolomeo, and his wife Kim, all of Newtown...

  • Joan Harkins Petersen

    oan Harkins Petersen, 77, of Freehold, N.J., died October 29. Born in New Brunswick, N.J., she resided in Freehold for most of her life.Her children, Joan M. Petersen of Newtown...

  • Merrill Rahmlow

    Merrill “Dick” Rahmlow, 89, of Newtown, died November 3. He was born June 29, 1925, in Hornell, N.Y. Mr Rahmlow was a US Army veteran, serving in the Korean War.

  • Stephen J. Skudlarek, Sr

    Stephen J. Skudlarek, Sr, 92, of Milford, beloved husband of Mary Maguire Skudlarek for 66 years, died October 30. He was born in Southport, December 26, 1921, to Joseph and Josephine Short Skudlarek. Survivors include his brothers John Skudlarek of Newtown...

  • Amy Leigh Jones

    Amy Leigh Jones, 59, a friend of many and loved by family, died October 30. Her parents, Nancy and John Beckett of Danbury; brothers Jim Beckett of Newtown...

  • Anita Pollaci Arnold

    Anita Pollaci Arnold, 66, of Newtown, died peacefully at home October 31. Born and raised in Brooklyn, she was the baby and the only girl of the Pollaci family, and the darling of her three older brothers, who called her “Neets.”

  • Donald Joseph Cheh

    Donald Joseph Cheh, 76, of Southbury, formerly a 42-year resident of Bethel, died at Danbury Hospital October 27. He was born in Norwalk, January 10, 1938, and was the son of the late Joseph and Sonia Dutka Cheh. His high school sweetheart, Maryellen, whom he married in 1961; two sons, Keith, and his wife Patricia, of Newtown...

  • Patricia Philipp

    Patricia Philipp, 63, a longtime resident of Newtown, died peacefully, surrounded by her family and friends, October 29 at Danbury Hospital. Born in Danbury, she graduated from Immaculate High School with the Class of 1969, and St Vincent’s School of Nursing with the Class of 1972.