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...
Gilbert E. “Bud” Van Valkenburg, 86, of Danbury died at his home August 13. He was a loving, trusting husband to his late wife, Jean Marie Van Valkenburg. He was born in Newtown, July 30, 1929, and was the son of the late Ella May Storm. He attended Newtown High School.
Timothy F. McQueeney, Jr, 71, husband of Jeannette Radocchio McQueeney, died August 11, in Venice (Fla.) Regional Bayfront Hospital. Mr McQueeney was retired and living in the Venetian Golf and River Club.
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...
Mary Wray Ruffles, 82, of Bethel, and formerly a longtime resident of Newtown; mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died peacefully August 16 at home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Bronx, N.Y., October 11, 1932.
Eve Lynne Donigian, 71, of Sandy Hook died August 10, after a brave but short six-week battle with brain cancer — glioblastoma multiforme. Her motto throughout her short and courageous battle was always, “Let’s kick those tumors!”
Stuart Alden Opdahl, 77, most recently of Newtown, and formerly of Bedford, Huntington Station, and Bethpage, N.Y., died August 7 after an extended illness. Born in Bethpage, December 20, 1937, he was the youngest son of the late Clara and Olaf Opdahl.
David Paul Delia, 47, of Newtown died August 1. He was born August 8, 1967, in New Jersey, to Barbara and Anthony Delia. He leaves behind his wife, Karen, and their children, George, Alessandra, Hannah, Cameo, and Colby.