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  • Chester W. Seavey

    Chester W. Seavey, 91, of Southbury, and previously a longtime resident of Newtown, died May 23 at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Veronica (Willey) Seavey. He was born in Livermore Falls, Maine, December 13, 1922, a son of Bulah (Alden) and William Seavey.

  • Julie Genz

    Julie Genz, 51, a longtime resident of Sandy Hook, died June 9. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., March 19, 1963, and lived in both New Jersey and Connecticut over her lifetime.

  • Eliot Tso Liang

    Eliot Tso Liang, 91, a Dutchess County area resident since 1966, died June 9, at his home. Born in Kiangsi Province, China, May 22, 1923, he was the son of Meru Lee and Gikan Liang.

  • Thomas John Stella

    Thomas John Stella, 81, of Danbury died June 8 at Bethel Healthcare Center. He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (Schoen) Stella. He was born January 23, 1933, in Scranton, Penn., the son of Anna (Mahalik) and Thomas U. Stella.

  • Alice M. Schlierf

    Alice M. Schlierf, 82, of Ridgefield died peacefully June 4, surrounded by her children and family. She was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., September 12, 1931, to Elizabeth (Larkin) and James J. Reilly. Mrs Schlierf and her husband, the late Frank A. Schlierf, lived in Yonkers for more than 20 years, where they raised their family.

  • Richard W. Andrews, Sr

    Richard W. Andrews, Sr, 90, died after a brief illness, June 6, at his Newtown home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Sandy Hook, November 12, 1923, the son of Georgie Northrop Andrews and Lewis V. Andrews, Sr.

  • Frances O’Toole

    Frances O’Toole, 91, of Heritage Village, Southbury, formerly of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., died peacefully at home June 4. The widow of James C. O’Toole, she was born March 23, 1923, in Bronx, N.Y., daughter of Mary Mabel and William F. O’Brien.

  • Michael Sedor

    Michael Sedor, 98, of Newtown died quietly at home June 7. He was a lifelong resident of Newtown and was born in 1915, in the farmhouse on Currituck Road.

  • Edwin John Harrison, Jr

    Edwin John “Jack” Harrison, Jr, 73, of Newtown died peacefully at Danbury Hospital on May 30, the 50th wedding anniversary of his marriage to Beryl. He was born in Philadelphia May 1, 1941, the only son of Anna Peterson Harrison and Edwin John Harrison. His uncle was Eric Knight, author of Lassie Come Home, and he often talked of Eric’s dog, Toots, a Border collie that was the original Lassie.

  • 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.