• 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.

  • 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.

  • Virginia Burdett Zinn

    Virginia “Ginny” Burdett Zinn, 88, of Sandy Hook died August 19 at her home. She was born in Milford to Edith (Barrow) and Ernest Burdett, and was the wife of the late Walter J. Zinn.

  • Julia Wasserman: Death Claims A Tireless Public Servant

    ulia Wasserman, a former Connecticut lawmaker, local elected official from Newtown, and studious public servant, died August 18. She narrowly eluded the Nazis’ murderous 1938 Kristallnacht that foreshadowed the Holocaust, served in the US Women’s Army Corps, and later went on to earn the highest academic and professional advancements in public health and environmental stewardship. Mrs Wasserman’s death at age 91, after a lengthy illness, was announced by her family.

  • Rita M. Murphy

    Rita M. Murphy, 88, died August 13 at Danbury Hospital. The daughter of the late Florence (Harmon) and William McIlrath, she was only 6 months old when her parents moved to Danbury from Springfield, Mass. Her brother, the Reverend Leo McIlrath, and his wif...

  • Martin Andrew Sainsbury-Carter

    Martin Andrew Sainsbury-Carter, 48, Arlington, Va., died August 2, after a heroic fight with cancer. He was a Newtown resident for 21 years, attending Newtown schools, and graduating from the Wooster School in Danbury. His wife, Stacy Fuller, and two...