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.
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, 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, 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, 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.
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, 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, 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...