• ‘Lion King Jr’ Roars As NewArts Summer Program Wraps

    At one point in the abbreviated process of staging the elaborate, newly released version of Disney's The Lion King, Jr, featuring not one, but two complete casts featuring more than 130 young thespians, NewArts Summer Musicals Director Michael Unger realized that the gamble of attempting such a theatrical feat was paying off — especially for all those actors, singers and dancers.

  • Timothy F. McQueeney, Jr

    Timothy F. McQueeney, Jr, 71, husband of Jeannette Radocchio McQueeney, died August 11, in Venice (Fla.) Regional Bayfront Hospital. Mr McQueeney was retired and living in the Venetian Golf and River Club. Born in Derby, December 4, 1943, he was the son of the late Helen Sciongay McQueeney and Timothy F. McQueeney, Sr.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The kids around town are probably not very concerned about the bus routes yet, but some parents are already eagerly awaiting the 2015-16 bus schedule. Don’t fret — the information is on its way, and will be found in the Back to School supplement to The Newtown Bee, later this month, if you haven’t seen it at the school website. There will be plenty of notice to make sure school kids are waiting at the right place, at the right time. So, relax, and enjoy the summer days still to come.

  • Robert T. Wilkes, Jr

    Robert T. Wilkes, Jr, 71, formerly of Newtown, died July 29. He was born in Danbury, the son of Mabel (Petitt) and Robert Wilkes Sr.

    Mr Wilkes retired as real estate manager for the US Postal Service, and moved to Florida in 2000. 

    He was an active member of the Brookridge Community, and was employed by the local EXIT Realty Success Company.

  • William C. Kemp, Jr

    William C. Kemp, Jr, 80, beloved husband to Mary Lou (Lester) Kemp of Newtown, and formerly of Milford, died May 15 at Masonicare, Wallingford. A memorial Mass will take place Saturday, June 13, at 11 am, at St Ann Church, 501 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford.

    For more information visit www.gregoryfdoylefuneralhome.com.

  • Arthur Hilario, Jr

    Arthur Hilario, Jr, 61, of New Milford, beloved husband of Jenny (Iapaluccio) Hilario, died unexpectedly May 2, in New Haven. He was born in Bridgeport, November 2, 1953, son of the late Silbina (Simoes) and Arthur Hilario. 

  • Frederick S. Cisko, Jr

    Frederick S. Cisko, Jr, 86, of Shelton, and previously of Newtown and Bridgeport, died April 26 in St Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport. He was the devoted husband of 65 years to Angeles “Ann” (Fernandez) Cisko. He was born in Bridgeport, March 24, 1929, and was the son of the late Elizabeth H. (Shomsky) and Frederick S. Cisko.

  • Harry R. Ackley, Jr

    Harry R. “Randy” Ackley, Jr, 43, of Stratford, formerly of Fairfield, died April 10. Born in Bridgeport, he had been a lifelong area resident.

  • William Reynolds Bailey, Jr

    William “Bill” Reynolds Bailey, Jr, 73, of Newtown died April 7 surrounded by family and friends, after a lengthy and brave battle with cancer. Born February 3, 1942, he was the son of William R. and Katherine (Gunning) Bailey of West Orange, N.J.

    He grew up in New Jersey, and attended Bloomfield High School, Jersey Prep, and Upsala College. He served honorably in the New Jersey Army Reserve.

  • William Wallace Millard, Jr

    William “Bill” Wallace Millard, Jr, 67, of Newtown died December 21 at Danbury Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born December 8, 1947, in Danbury. He was the son of the late Catherine (Lake) and William Millard. 

    Following his education, he enlisted in the United States Army and served in Anchorage, Alaska, as a helicopter mechanic. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he resided in Bethel for 29 years.