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  • Richard M. Rukan

    Richard M. Rukan, 84, of Fairfield died October 6 at Bridgeport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Olga (Szabo) Rukan. He was born in Bridgeport to Agnes (Pistey) and Michael Rukan. Survivors include two beloved daughters, Holly Kearns, and her husband Bruce, of Newtown...

  • Raymond Nacewicz

    Raymond Nacewicz, 85, of Stratford, beloved husband of the late Mary Ellen Sullivan Nacewicz, died peacefully October 3, with his loving family by his side. He was born November 16, 1928, in Bridgeport, and was the son of the late Walter and Anna Murzyn Nacewicz.

  • Robert L. Keller, Sr

    Robert L. Keller, Sr, 84, died peacefully October 6, surrounded by his family. He was born March 31, 1930, in Port Chester, N.Y., and was the son of the late Edith "Sophie" Keller and Stanley F. Keller, Sr. He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Dorothy F. (Lowden) Keller. Besides his wife, his three children, Suzanne (Keller), and her husband Al J. Gomes, and his grandchildren, Jordan E. Gomes and Lucas J. Gomes of Sandy Hook...

  • William Anthony Ahern

    William Anthony Ahern, 91, of Milford, beloved husband of Doris Dery Ahern, died October 7 in Connecticut Hospice, surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 1, 1923, in Bridgeport, and was the son of the late William and Claire Haffey Ahern.

  • James Jay Morrow

    James Jay Morrow, 73, of Newtown, died October 3, after a long illness. Born August 19, 1941, in Billings, Mont., he was known to his family and friends as Jay. Mr Morrow graduated from the University of Montana with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts.

  • Cheryl Ann Boucher

    Cheryl Ann Boucher, 56, died September 29 at her home in Unionville. Born February 3, 1958, she was the second child of her loving parents, Beverly R. (Purinton) and Paul D. Boucher of Sandy Hook. She was a 1976 graduate of Newtown High School, and until 2...

  • Stephanie Demore Dunshee

    Stephanie Demore Dunshee, 34, of Torrington died peacefully October 3 at St Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, after courageously battling stage 4 breast cancer for more than five years. She was born in Rockville, Conn., December 13, 1979. Ms Dunshee’s vibrant personality, smile, and pure enjoyment of life will be forever missed by her students, their families and especially her colleagues at Hawley Elementary School in Newtown.

  • Mortimer William Berliner

    Mortimer William Berliner of Trumbull and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died October 1. He was the beloved husband for 63 years of Janice Rosenfeld Berliner. His sons and spouses, James Berliner and Shirley of Newtown...

  • William Arnold Beebe

    William Arnold Beebe, 83, a resident of Brookfield since the 1970s, and a former Newtown and New Milford resident since 1959, died October 1, at New Milford Hospital. He was born May 14, 1931, in Chicago, son of Mabel (Delfraisse) and Robert J. Beebe.

  • Adam R. Hicks

    Adam R. Hicks, 37, of Meriden, the husband of Erica (Holbert) Hicks, died September 30. He was born July 25, 1977, in Danbury, and was the son of Robin Zigray of Danbury and the late Anthony Hicks, Sr. In addition to his wife and mother, Mr Hicks leaves his stepmother, Gina Hicks of Newtown; five children, Madison R. Hicks of Meriden, Zoe R. Hicks of Danbury, Renee Sturges of Bethel, Cassandra Jones of Danbury, and Adam Hicks, Jr, of Northport, Fla.; his brothers and sisters, William Smeriglio of Danbury, Tony Hicks, Jr, of Terryville, Andrea Kablen of Naugatuck, Somer Salazar of Naugatuck, and Curtis Hicks of Waterbury; as well as many first and second cousins.