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  • Jeanne Oberg Granniss

    A memorial service for Jeanne Oberg Granniss, formerly of Bridgeport and Newtown, who died July 27, in Gloucester Point, Va., will take place Saturday, September 27, at 11 am, at the Newtown United Methodist Church

  • Ralph Edward Jensen

    Ralph Edward Jensen, 74, of Kyle, Texas, formerly of Newtown, died peacefully September 10, with family at his side, at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. He fought a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma for the past five years. Mr Jensen was born in Bridgeport, and was the son of the late Mabel and Aksel Jensen.

  • Dominic E. Antolini

    Dominic E. Antolini, 79, of Newtown, beloved husband of Patricia Corsano Antolini, died peacefully September 19, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Bridgeport, December 11, 1934, he was a son of the late Mr and Mrs Ernest Antolini.

  • Matthew Howryletz

    Matthew Howryletz, 77, of Danbury, formerly of Newtown, died September 15, at his home. He was the brother of Patricia Nielsen and Peter Howryletz and his wife, Kathy. Several nieces and nephews survive Mr Howryletz.

  • Frances Ann Zayas Drozdowski

    Frances Ann Zayas Drozdowski, 84, of Stratford, the widow of the late Frank Drozdowski, died peacefully, September 12. Her beloved daughters and their spouses, Lynn and Norman Nagy of Newtown...

  • Carolyn Lindstrom Ressler

    Carolyn Lindstrom Ressler, 89, of Fairfield, widow of the late Wilbur Ressler, died September 10, at the Cambridge Manor in Fairfield. She was born in Bridgeport, and was a lifelong area resident. Her daughter Rosalind Liljengren and her husband, Gary, of Newtown; and grandchildren Evin Liljengren and Heather Liljengren and her husband, Michael Jerdan survive Mrs Ressler.

  • W. Nelson ‘Skip’ Roberts

    W. Nelson “Skip” Roberts, 91, of Newtown died peacefully Wednesday, September 3, in the presence of his family, following a brief illness. The Roberts family is planning a memorial service to celebrate his life, Saturday, September 13, at 3:30 pm, at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street, with a reception immediately following.

  • Mary T. Gemmola

    Mary T. Gemmola died peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of September 11 at Bethel Health Care at the age of 95. She was born Mary Tateo in the Bronx on July 18, 1919, to Clementia and Paul Tateo. She was a longtime resident of the Bronx before moving to Conn...

  • Susan L. Kocis

    Susan L. Kocis died peacefully July 24, in Newtown. Born to Gladys D. and John J. Kocis of Trumbull, she was a graduate of Trumbull High School and Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla.

  • Ada Levette

    Deacon Ada Levette, 80, of Trumbull, formerly a 50-year resident of Bridgeport, died September 4 at St Joseph’s Manor, Trumbull, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Tallahassee, Fla., she was the daughter of Robert P. and Betty Doyle Baker. She was employed as a psychiatric aide at the former Fairfield Hills Hospital, Newtown, for 27 years.