Nelle Horsley Taylor, 88, of Bethel, formerly of Auburn, Ala. and Newtown, died peacefully, August 30, 2013. She joyfully celebrated her birthday with family and friends, just a week before her death. She was born August 16, 1925, in West Point, Ga., the daughter of Joseph Clifton and Nelle Williams Horsley, and grew up in Opelika, Ala.
John Francis McKeever III, 79, of Sandy Hook, died peacefully at home, August 28, after a 13-year courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Greenwich, October 19, 1933, the son of John and Esther McKeever.
Mitchell Fried, 90, a resident of New Milford, N.J. for 60 years, died August 25. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Meyer and Esther Fried in 1923, he served his country during WWII in the US Army, from 1942 to 1946.
Anthony Samuel Russo, 82, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Mary Ann Russo, died August 26, at Bridgeport Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, he was the son of the late Samuel Anthony Russo and Josephine Giammalva Russo.
Theodore Edward Budsynski, 89, a 40-year resident of Sandy Hook, died August 27, in Danbury Hospital. Mr Budsynski was the husband of Dolores (Rabel) Budsynski. He was born in Passaic, N.J., November 20, 1923, a son of Anna and Stanley Budsynski. Mr Budsyn...
Joan Carol Reilly Oberg of Brookfield, and formerly of Sandy Hook, died August 23, at her home. She was born November 26, 1936, in Bridgeport, and grew up in Stratford. She attended Butler Business School and was employed as a secretary for Bridgeport Bras...
Mathew Matrullo, 88, of Newtown, died August 24 in Reading, Mass., surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cranston, R.I., December 1, 1924, he was the son of the late Paul and Andreana (Lombardo) Matrullo. He was the beloved husband of the late Eugenia C. (Sibella) Matrullo.
John J. Benanti, 94, Newtown, died peacefully August 20, at Pope John Paul Care Center, surrounded by his loving family. Born July 17, 1919, in Manhattan, he overcame the hardships of the Great Depression and the death of his father, at age 11, by working as a shoeshine boy and Western Union Messenger, to help support his family.