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  • Richard Ferguson Ruscoe

    Richard “Dick” Ferguson Ruscoe, 76, died December 14 at the Masonicare at Newtown facility. He was the beloved husband of Dolores Trenka Ruscoe of Newtown. He was born in Bridgeport, September 9, 1938, and was the son of the late Pearl (DeForest) and Garnet Ruscoe.

  • Elaine B. Mastroni

    Elaine B. (Leko) Mastroni, 70, of Stratford, beloved wife of Robert Mastroni, died peacefully December 12, surrounded by her loving family, in the warm, comfortable home that she had created as the centerpiece of her family’s life. She was born in Bridgeport, and was the daughter of the late Edith (Tagg) and James Leko.

  • Evelyn Beck

    Evelyn (Jacob) Beck, 93, of Danbury, died peacefully at Filosa Nursing home in Danbury December 12. She was born June 10, 1921, a daughter of the late Helene (Nassra) and Simon Jacob, in Iskenderon, Syria.

  • Elizabeth Hunter Moss Potts

    Elizabeth “Betty” Hunter Moss Potts, 93, beloved wife of the late Sid Potts, died peacefully December 8 at Ludlowe Health Care, Fairfield. She was born in Gateshead, England, and was the daughter of the late Nora and James Moss.

  • Richard Ross Kline

    Richard Ross Kline, 38, of Sturbridge, Mass., died unexpectedly November 30. He moved with his family to Newtown at age 10, and attended St Rose School, as well as Newtown Public Schools.

  • Paula S. Carroll

    Paula S. Carroll, 50, previously of Newtown, died December 7 at St Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, with her family at her side, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis (MS). She was born in Basking Ridge, N.J., June 5, 1964, and was the daughter of Roy Schaufelberger of Southbury and the late Gretchen (Smitmens) Schaufelberger.

  • Jeffrey P. Smith

    Jeffrey P. Smith, 70, of Fairfield, the loving husband of Carol MacKenzie Smith, died peacefully December 7.  Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Lillian and Harry Smith.

  • David Luessenhop

    David Luessenhop, 86, of Newtown, and retired Texaco executive, died quietly December 4, after a lengthy illness. He was born May 6, 1928, in Elmhurst, Ill., the son of Gertrude and Alfred Luessenhop, and later moved to Westfield, N.J., where he spent most of his childhood...

  • Robert Lawrence Barnum

    Robert Lawrence Barnum, 67, a resident of Fairfield for more than 40 years, beloved husband of Suzanne Vargo Barnum, died December 5. Born and raised in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late Norman and Mary Monahan Barnum.

  • Michael Mead Schmitt

    Michael Mead Schmitt, 59, husband of Paula Lances Schmitt of Danbury, died peacefully in his home December 4, with his family at his side. Born March 9, 1955, in Stamford, he was the son of the late Michael Carl and Ann Mead Schmitt of Wilton.