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  • Rita Peck

    Rita (Garamella) Peck, 83, of Southbury died peacefully June 3, with family by her side. She was born in Bridgeport and was the daughter of the late Lena (Comarota) and Antonio Garamella.

  • Dorothy Johnson

    Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson of Monroe, Trumbull, and Naples, Fla., died June 1. She was born in the Bronx, N.Y. Ms Johnson was a longtime resident of Trumbull and for 15 years, a part-time resident in Monroe. She also had 27 years of winter residence and was a member at the Foxfire Country Club Community in Naples.

  • Henry S. Kostka

    Henry S. Kostka, 66, of Sandy Hook died May 30 in Danbury Hospital. Mr Kostka was the husband of Bonnie (Fesh) Kostka. He was born in Derby, September 7, 1947, a son of Beatrice (Scott) and Henry Kostka.

  • Monsignor William Loughlin

    Monsignor William Loughlin, 87, of Trumbull, died May 26, at St Joseph’s Manor in Trumbull. He was born in Wharton, N.J. His many friends, especially Joe and Mary Mitchell of Bridgeport, survive him.

  • Marcia Fried

    Marcia (Nechin) Fried, 89, of Newtown, formerly of New Milford, N.J., for more than 60 years, died May 27. She was the widow of the late Mitchell Fried.

  • Elizabeth Strickland Dick

    Elizabeth “Kitty” Strickland Dick, 85, of Trumbull died May 27. She was born in Milledgeville, Ga., to Esther and Hardy Strickland. Her three children, Carol Anderson, and her husband Douglas, of Newtown, David, and his wife Nelly, of Bridgeport, and Michael of Oxford; her brother Carl Strickland, and his wife Jean, of Villa Rica, Ga.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews survive Mrs Dick. Her husband of 60 years, Richard W. Dick, predeceased her.

  • Helen Starbuck Jones Moore

    Helen Starbuck Jones Moore, 92, of Southport died peacefully May 1 at The Greens, Wilton. She was born September 13, 1921, in Yonkers, N.Y., and was the daughter of Harriet Greenwood Snelling Starbuck and Frederick Irving Starbuck. She was the older sister of Mary “Polly” Starbuck Sipherd of Newtown. Her daughter, Tina Comfort Jones of Littleton, Colo., survives. Another daughter, Kathryn Starbuck “Star” Jones, predeceased her.

  • Edward Chevalier Erickson

    Edward Erickson, 88, of Westboro, Mass., died peacefully May 25. He was born July 31, 1925, in Weymouth, Mass. He was the youngest child of the late Edith (Picken) Erickson and Edward Eric Erickson. Mr Erickson and his wife, the late Catherine “Kit"..

  • William Daniel James Melton

    William Daniel James Melton, 66, of Monroe, died May 25, at St Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport. He was born in North Carolina, and was the son of the late Joe and Madge Melton.

  • Rose L. DeBellis DeGuilio

    Rose L. DeBellis DeGuilio, 82, died May 22 at her home in Southbury. She was the wife of Joseph DeGuilio. A longtime resident of Eastchester, N.Y., she was born in the Bronx, August 12, 1931, to Antoinette (Carrozza) and Charles DeBellis, Sr.