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Obituaries

  • Julia Wasserman

    There will be a celebration of Julia Wasserman’s life, Saturday, September 26, from 2 to 4 pm, at the Fairfield Hills Campus, adjacent to the Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

  • Bernice G. Stollman

    Bernice G. Stollman, 87, of Stratford died August 29 at Bridgeport Hospital. She was born in South Norwalk, and was a daughter of the late Frances and Morris Gellis. Her devoted children Hunter Stollman, and his wife Alisa, of Newtown and Nikki Stollman, a...

  • Al Francis Sampley

    Al Francis Sampley, 92, of Newtown died August 27. He was born February 6, 1923, in Somerville, Mass., the son of Marjorie (Partridge) and Harry G. Sampley. A decorated war hero and well-respected antiques dealer for more than 50 years, Mr Sampley co-owned Almar Antiques of Wells, Maine, with his devoted wife, Mary Anne.

  • Linda Lutters D'Amato

    Linda Lutters D’Amato, 72, of Trumbull, beloved wife of the late Matthew J. D’Amato, died August 26 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born in Bridgeport and was an area resident all of her life. Her loving children Dana L. Nuzzo, and her husb...

  • John Saxonmeyer

    John Saxonmeyer, 86, of Southport died peacefully at home from complications of Parkinson’s disease August 27, surrounded by his family. He was born October 23, 1928, in Westport, and was a US Army veteran, having served in Europe in World War II.

  • Jill Ann Leary

    Jill Ann Leary, 60, died at her home in Sandy Hook August 26, after a long battle with bladder cancer.

  • Margaret E. Scolpino

    Margaret “Peggy” E. Scolpino of Bethel died August 24 at Danbury Hospital, just seven days short of her 100th birthday. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Scolpino, and the mother of longtime former Newtown resident, the late Robert Scolpino.

  • Joan Marie Lorenzo-Sullivan

    Joan Marie Lorenzo-Sullivan, 57, of Creston, Calif., died August 20. She was born December 8, 1957. Her father, John L. Lorenzo, and his wife Joyce, longtime former residents of Newtown, now living in Southbury...

  • Frank Mason

    Frank Mason, 52, a longtime resident of Monroe, died peacefully August 21 at Yale New Haven Hospital, with his loving family by his side. Born October 1, 1962, in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late Ronald and Frances Carlo Mason.

  • John Arnold Beckett

    John Arnold Beckett, 85, a ten-year resident of Danbury, and former 26-year resident of Ridgefield, died at the Bethel Health Center August 22, following a long illness. He was born in Battle Creek, Mich., February 12, 1930.