Celebrity Obituaries

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Robert E. Moll, Sr.

April 24, 1928 - November 6, 2015

Robert E. Moll Sr. (Ben) age 87, passed into peaceful rest in his home on Friday, November 6th, 2015. Ben was predeceased by his beloved wife of 55 years, Marjorie. Ben cherished his family and made them the focus of his life. He was a long time resident of Fairfield and for the past 10 years lived in the home of his daughter and son-in-law. Ben was born in Bridgeport, CT and was the son of the...
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John P. McCarthy

October 7, 1947 - November 5, 2015

John P. McCarthy, age 68, of Trumbull, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 5, 2015 at St. Joseph's Manor in Trumbull. Born in Bridgeport, the son of the late Jeremiah and Ann (Massey) McCarthy, he had been a lifelong area resident. John was a graduate of Stratford High School and the Culinary Institute of America. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1969. John had an affinity for cars,...
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Thomas L. Kennedy III

March 2, 1946 - October 31, 2015

Dr. Thomas Lyle Kennedy III, of Fairfield, CT, died peacefully on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at Bridgeport Hospital where he served as Chairman of Pediatrics for 21 years. He was 69. A pediatric nephrologist, Tom had a gift for providing excellent care with a sympathetic and reassuring demeanor. He earned two teaching awards at Bridgeport and two at the University of Connecticut Health Center,...
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Dorothy Hunter Putney

June 4, 1915 - October 29, 2015

Dorothy Hunter Putney, age 100, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, October 29, 2015 in Fairfield Connecticut. She was a resident of Fairfield, Connecticut and lived there for over 50 years. She was born in Shenandoah, Iowa to Ted and Velma Hunter on June 4, 1915. She married Charles B. Putney in October 1940. Dorothy was an active volunteer with several organizations; The Fairfield Women...
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Josephine V. Pellicano

March 19, 1928 - October 29, 2015

Josephine Pellicano, age 87, of Westport, beloved wife of the late Dominic Pellicano, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 29, 2015, in her home that she loved. Born in Montreal, Canada the daughter of the late Pasquale and Irma Dardano, she had been a Westport resident since 1963. Mrs. Pellicano received her Registered Nursing Degree from St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Montreal in...
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Patrick M. Ryan

December 15, 1952 - October 27, 2015

Patrick Ryan, age 62, of Fairfield, CT, died peacefully at home, Tuesday, October 27, 2015 surrounded by loved ones. He was the son of the late Henry Ryan and Mary (Harrington) Ryan of Simsbury, CT. Pat was a 1974 graduate of St. Bonaventure University and began his career at Price Waterhouse. After becoming a Partner at Touche Ross, Pat joined Marketing Corporation of America in 1985 as the VP...
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Kellie L. Spear

June 6, 1974 - October 26, 2015

Kellie L. Koch Spear, age 41, of Shelton, passed away Monday, October 26, 2015 at Bridgeport Hospital with her loving family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Joseph Spear and a wonderful mother to Mya Raine Spear. In addition to her husband Joe and daughter Mya, Kellie is survived by her loving parents Winfrid and Beverly (Skojec) Koch of Stratford, her...
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Margaret E. Ryan

November 16, 1923 - October 25, 2015

Margaret E. Ryan, age 91, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Ryan, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015 at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Born in Bridgeport the daughter of the late William and Susan May, both immigrants, her mother escaping from Austria-Hungary buried in a hay wagon, she was raised in Bridgeport and settled in Fairfield following World War II. Mrs. Ryan graduated...
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Mary Jane Elisabeth Carley

April 3, 1927 - October 22, 2015

Mary Elisabeth Carley, of Easton, beloved daughter of the late Edward H. and Catherine L. Carley, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 22. Mary was a graduate of the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall and the College of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ. She earned her Master's degree in education at Fairfield University and was a retired elementary school teacher in the...
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James Norbert O'Brien

June 6, 1929 - October 21, 2015

James Norbert O'Brien passed away peacefully at home on October 21, 2015 at the age of 86. Born in Flushing NY to Katherine and James O'Brien, Jim attended Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn and graduated from the City College of New York. His lifelong career in the lumber industry began with Furman Lumber headquartered in Boston MA. In 1977, Jim and his wife Joan founded Nutmeg Forest...
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Alonzo C. Kiser

September 5, 1922 - October 20, 2015

Alonzo C. Kiser, age 93, formerly of Fairfield, husband of the late Emily V Flewelyn, father of the late Sue LeFort and Ted Kiser passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Chartwell Medical Center in Norwood, MA. He was born September 5, 1922 in Matewan, WV to the late Cleo and Ben Kiser. Alonzo was the oldest of thirteen children. At 18 he moved to Bridgeport, CT and met and soon married the...
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Earl R. Lewis

June 6, 1918 - October 17, 2015

Earl Ray Lewis, Jr., age 97, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 17, 2015. Earl was born in Monroe, Connecticut. He studied in the Trumbull school system, attending Bridgeport Central and Congress High School. He received his B.I.E. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Earl was married to the late Elisabeth Jennings Hull, whom he often referred to as "my greatest helper"....
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Lois K. Krause

October 15, 1917 - October 17, 2015

Lois Keefer Krause, age 98, died peacefully at Connecticut Baptist Homes on Saturday, October 17, 2015, in Meriden, Connecticut. She was a lifelong resident of Fairfield, Connecticut and lived there for over 40 years. She was born October 15, 1917, in Irwin, Pennsylvania to Roy and Helen Keefer. She worked at Westinghouse Corporation in Pittsburgh where she would meet her future beloved husband,...
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Henry J. Pauley

April 8, 1930 - October 15, 2015

Henry John Pauley SR (papa), age 85, of Melbourne, FL. and a lifelong resident of Stratford, CT, passed away on Thursday, October 15th, 2015. Henry is predeceased by his wife of 54 years Mary Pauley who he loved dearly, and his mother Viola Pauley. He is survived by his brother Joseph Pauley and wife Cora Pauley, sister Leona Pauley and his 5 sons; Henry and wife Lucy Pauley, David Pauley and (...
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Florence E. Greenawalt

January 25, 1932 - October 10, 2015

Florence E. Greenawalt, age 83, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Thomas P. Greenawalt, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 10, 2015 at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Born in McAdoo, PA the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Baranosky, she had been a Fairfield resident for most of her life. Mrs. Greenawalt was a member of the Fairfield Women's Club and was an avid tennis player. She...
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Isabel B. Martin

May 17, 1925 - October 4, 2015

Isabel B. Martin, age 90, of Fairfield, formerly of New Hyde Park, NY, beloved wife of the late Louis Martin, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015 at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Born in the Bronx, NY the daughter of the late Vahan and Florence Burgujian, she had been a Fairfield area resident for the last 23 years. Mrs. Martin received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Hunter College and...
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Jean Rabin

June 6, 1936 - October 2, 2015

Jean Rabin, age 79, of Trumbull, formerly of Westport, unexpectedly passed away in her home on Friday evening October 2, 2015. Jean was the owner of Record and Tape of Westport in Compo Shopping Center for many years and was known and loved by many around town. She leaves behind her loving husband Monte Rabin, and her beloved children, daughter Lynne Huffines and her partner Siane Sanford of...
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Edward Patrick O'Connor

January 4, 1936 - October 2, 2015

Edward Patrick O'Connor, 79, of Fairfield, Ct, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 2, 2015 at the Carlton Convalescent Home. He was born in the Bronx, New York to Kathleen and Joseph O'Connor. Ed lived most of his life in Oakland, NJ and Fairfield, CT. "Easy" Ed loved the town of Fairfield and was an active member of the community. He was a daily communicant at St. Pius X Parish and was...
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Alice Baksay

September 28, 2015 - September 28, 2015

Alice Baksay, age 94, a lifelong Easton resident, beloved wife of the late John Baksay, entered into eternal rest Monday, September 21, 2015. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated TODAY, Tuesday, September 29, 2015 meeting DIRECTLY at Notre Dame of Easton Church at 10:00 AM with interment to follow in Aspetuck Cemetery, Easton. For further information or to sign an online guest book,...
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John Gordon Steers

November 30, 1973 - September 25, 2015

John Gordon Steers, age 41 of Fairfield, Connecticut, beloved husband of Katharine (Kate) Colangelo Steers and loving father of Cass and Teagan Steers, passed away Friday, September 25, 2015 following a valiant fight with melanoma. Raised in Fairfield, John was educated at Fairfield Country Day School, Fairfield College Preparatory School and received his Bachelor's Degree from the University...
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Nancy E. MacQuarrie

September 9, 1941 - September 23, 2015

Nancy E. MacQuarrie of Fairfield, beloved wife of David B. MacQuarrie, passed away Wednesday evening, September 23, 2015 in her home. Formerly of West Haven, the daughter of the late Edward and Edna Reynolds she had been a Fairfield resident for the last 28 years. Following high school Nancy worked at Yale University and later attended Stone Business School. She went on to work for Union Trust...
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Frederick Charles Galpin

November 10, 1929 - September 20, 2015

Frederick Charles Galpin, age 85, of Trumbull, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015. Born in Bridgeport, CT on November 10, 1929, he was predeceased by his parents Frederick "Ted" and Pauline Galpin of Bridgeport and sister Lillian Autuori of Fairfield. He is survived by his wife Josephine Belmonte Galpin, son Ted Galpin, son John (Patricia) Galpin, daughter Claudia (Eric) Majewski; and three...
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Doris V. Takacs

September 20, 2015 - September 20, 2015

Doris V Takacs, age 89, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully in her home Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Doris was predeceased by her husband Dr. Joseph Takacs. She is survived by her children Bruce, Judith and her husband Vincent, and Neil and his wife Lynn; her grandchildren Jennifer, Jessica and her husband Vincent, Gia and her husband Seth, Evan, Libby, Megan, and Owen; and great grandsons...
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Elizabeth A. Poore

December 30, 1930 - September 19, 2015

Elizabeth Ann Poore, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Elizabeth was born on December 30, 1930 in New York, New York to Katherine and Matthew Kelsh. She is predeceased by her loving son, David, her parents and sisters – Dorothy, Marguerite and Mary. Her loving husband, David T. Poore, daughters, Elizabeth A. Poore, Kathleen and Lee...
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Doris V. Takacs

October 15, 1925 - September 16, 2015


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Isobel Cavanaugh Broadhurst

October 1, 1924 - September 16, 2015

Isobel C. Broadhurst, age 90, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late John A. Broadhurst passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Born in Fairfield, the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Gallagher) Cavanaugh, she had been a lifelong Fairfield resident. She attended Fairfield public schools and received her teaching degree from New Haven State Teachers'...
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David Henry Steffens

January 24, 1962 - September 15, 2015


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Vincent J. Cisero, Jr.

January 12, 1926 - September 15, 2015

Vincent J. Cisero, Jr., age 89, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Ann (Moran) Cisero, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Born in Bridgeport, the son of the late Vincent and Jenny Cisero, he had been a lifelong Fairfield resident. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Ocean aboard the U.S.S. Lloyd E. Acree. Mr. Cisero...
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Charles M. McCullough, Jr.

January 23, 1954 - September 11, 2015

Charles M. McCullough, Jr. (Mick), age 61 of Fairfield, beloved husband of Mary I. McCullough, passed away suddenly on Friday, September 11, 2015. Born in Trenton, NJ the son of the late Charles and Mary McCullough, he had been a Fairfield resident for over 40 years. Mick was a graduate of Fairfield University. He loved to read and listen to classic rock and Jazz. Mick served the community of...
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Colin McKenna

June 14, 1964 - September 9, 2015

Rev. Colin McKenna, age 51, of Wilton, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Born in Bridgeport, the son of Winifred (Tona) McKenna and the late Eugene R. McKenna, he was a Westport native and had been a lifelong area resident. Colin graduated from Fairfield College Preparatory School in 1982 and the University of Vermont in 1986. While at Prep he was a Co-Captain of the Prep Swim Team. ...
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Frank Michael Nosal, Sr.

December 12, 1919 - September 2, 2015

On Wednesday, September 2, 2015 just two days shy of losing his wife two years ago, Frank Michael Nosal, Sr. went home to be with the Lord and into the loving arms of his wife, Vera. Frank ( aka "Pop", the Energizer bunny") was born December 12, 1919 the son of the late Michael and Veronica Nosal. He grew up in Fairfield and played football at Roger Ludlowe High School where he graduated in...
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Margaret Mazurick Haggar

June 9, 1930 - September 1, 2015

Margaret (Peggy) Mazurick Haggar, age 85 of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Fairfield, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Peggy was the daughter of the late Stephen and Antionette Mazurick. Peggy was born and raised on the east side of Bridgeport, graduating from Harding High School in 1948. She graduated from the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1951. Upon graduation she...
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Cynthia McCallie

August 23, 1961 - August 31, 2015

Cynthia McCallie (Cindy), age 54, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital. Born in Miami Beach, FL, Cindy had been a Fairfield resident for most of her life. A graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School, she worked in real estate sales, was a telemarketer for Standard Oil and most recently was training with Roger Campbell...
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Arthur Arsenault

June 20, 1924 - August 31, 2015

Arthur (Art) J. Arsenault, age 91, of Milford, passed away peacefully Monday, August 31, 2015 at Milford Hospital. He was a World War II veteran with many honors for his service to this country. He loved music, especially bluegrass, and played many instruments, his favorite being the fiddle. He was a great photographer and could always be seen with a camera close by. After retiring from...
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Nicholas A. Upton

October 6, 1995 - August 30, 2015

Nicholas Upton of Redding, aged 19, was killed in a swimming accident off South Africa's Wild Coast on Sunday, August 30th. After an extensive search, his body was recovered on Friday, September 4th. Nicholas was attending the University of Cape Town through a study abroad program at George Washington University. Majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Africa, Nicholas' goal...
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Nancy A. Petrizzi

June 7, 1959 - August 30, 2015

Nancy Petrizzi, age 56, of Fairfield, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 after a courageous 4½ year battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Ricky Petrizzi. Nancy grew up in Port Chester, NY, graduating from Port Chester High School. She worked at Gannett Suburban Newspaper in Harrison NY for 15 years, until just before moving to Fairfield 18 years ago. She worked for 2 years for...
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Sue Brunetti

October 14, 1920 - August 29, 2015

Sue Brunetti, age 94, of Stratford, formerly of Norwalk, beloved wife and best friend of the late James F. Brunetti, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital in Fairfield. Born in Stamford, the daughter of the late Anthony and Grace Lupo, she had been a Norwalk resident for most of her life prior to moving to Stratford in 1989. She was a...
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Patricia Rose Bonetti

February 22, 1920 - August 28, 2015

Patricia (Daino) Bonetti, age 95, of Fairfield, beloved wife of 74 years to Dante Bonetti, passed away peacefully, at her home on August 28. Finding the love of her life in Dante, Patricia's devotion to him knew no bounds, and their amazing relationship was very loving, close, and joyful. Born in Bridgeport, she graduated from Warren Harding High School in 1938. A resident of Fairfield for...
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Eddy J. Noel

August 27, 2015 - August 27, 2015

Eddy Joseph Noel (Uncle Ed), age 65, a longtime Bridgeport resident, went to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. He was born in Bridgeport the devoted son of the late Adrienne and Edgar Noel. He leaves behind his heartbroken siblings, Jeannine Ciocca (Americo), Yvette Swanson (Jerry), Vivian Gingolaski (John), and Louis Noel (Lily), plus 40 nieces and nephews. During his ten year...
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Alexander N. Yelner

August 26, 2015 - August 26, 2015

Alexander Yelner, known as Alex or Sasha, by those close to him, passed away on August 24, 2015, at age 63. Alex was born on July 24, 1952 in Kiev, Ukraine, where he also met, and fell in love with Marina, his wife of 42 years. He was a musician, a wrestler and an avid outdoor adventurer. He loved to grill kebabs (always beef or pork, never chicken, "I want meat, chicken is not meat" he would say...
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William Vermuelen

February 1, 1918 - August 16, 2015

William Vermeulen, age 97 of Milford, husband of 72 years to Florence Hatter Vermeulen, entered into eternal life Sunday, August 16, 2015. He is also survived by three children, Patricia Cervone (John), Jean Martire (Vincent) and John (Mary) Vermeulen; 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was a graduate of Columbia University with a MS in Electrical Engineering and worked for General...
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Constance Wells Oesau

August 14, 1933 - August 16, 2015

Constance Wells Oesau, age 82, of Fairfield, beloved wife of Harold (Mike) Oesau, M.D., passed away peacefully in her home Sunday, August 16, 2015. Born in Bridgeport, but a Stratford citizen and a graduate of Stratford High School, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Elsie Wells, she lived in Stratford until her marriage in 1955. She spent the next 14 years living and working to assist with...
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Richard Wendelberger

March 30, 1941 - August 14, 2015


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Leonard Thomas O'Neill

November 3, 1926 - August 13, 2015

Leonard T. O'Neill, age 88, of Cheshire, beloved husband of Harriet Horton O'Neill, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the CT Hospice in Branford. Born in Dorchester, MA, he was the son of the late Mae V. and Thomas J. O'Neill. He grew up in Groton and attended Robert E. Fitch High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following the War he attended Boston University and...
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Katherine M. Balint

July 20, 1908 - August 11, 2015

Katherine M. Balint, age 106, a long-time resident of 3030 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Katherine had been a resident of Bridgeport since 1980. Katherine had seen the coronation of the last Habsburg king and the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Surviving the First World War her home sheltered refugees from Poland. ...
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Mary O. Douglas

February 19, 1928 - August 10, 2015

Mary O. Douglas, age 87, a lifetime Fairfield resident, beloved wife of the late David D. Douglas, passed away peacefully on Monday August 10, 2015 at her home with her loving family at her side. Born in Fairfield, Mary graduated from Roger Ludlowe High School and later met her husband David at Borden's Dairy where she worked as a secretary. After marrying, she remained a dedicated wife and...
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Beatrice Place Marden

February 2, 1922 - August 9, 2015

Beatrice Place Marden of York, Maine, formerly of Fairfield, Connecticut, died peacefully on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at her home. She was born on Feb. 2, 1922 in Bridgeport, CT to Marion Grace McKeon and Frank Joseph Place. After graduating from Warren Harding High School, Bea worked as a secretary before joining the US Marine Corps Women's Reserve. She spent most of her two years of active duty...
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Beatrice P. Marden

February 2, 1922 - August 9, 2015

Beatrice Place Marden of York, Maine, formerly of Fairfield, Connecticut, died peacefully on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at her home. She was born on Feb. 2, 1922 in Bridgeport, CT to Marion Grace McKeon and Frank Joseph Place. After graduating from Warren Harding High School, Bea worked as a secretary before joining the US Marine Corps Women's Reserve. She spent most of her two years of active duty...
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Sebastian V. Maces

January 20, 1971 - August 8, 2015


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Robert Edward Power

January 8, 1938 - August 8, 2015

Robert Edward Power (Ty), age 77 of Fairfield, beloved husband of Elizabeth Golino Manente Power passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the CT Hospice, Branford. Born January 8, 1938 in the Bridgeport, the son of the late Patrick and Catherine Power, he had been a Fairfield/Southport resident for most of his life. He graduated from Roger Ludlowe High School and South Dakota Wesleyan University...
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Anna M. Nichthauser

August 17, 1920 - August 4, 2015

Anna M. Nichthauser, age 94, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at the Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital. Born in Baltimore, MD on August 17, 1920 the daughter of the late Lawrance and Irene Long, she had been a Fairfield resident for most of her life. She worked at C.O. Jelliff Corporation in Southport for 33 years prior to retiring. Ann was a fun-loving...
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Bette Jane Cornish

April 20, 1923 - August 4, 2015


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Nicholas V. Paulik

March 17, 1935 - August 3, 2015

Nicholas V Paulik, 80, passed away peacefully Monday August 3rd, 2015 at his home in Fairfield, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Grace (Fiore) Paulik for 56 years, he is survived by his two loving children; Megan Whitton and her husband Jack of Redding and Dave Paulik and his wife Maura of Fairfield, seven cherished grandchildren; Emily, Blair and Bradley Whitton and Skylar, Avery,...
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Eugene J. Richter

March 13, 1926 - August 1, 2015

Eugene J. Richter, beloved husband of Nancy, was welcomed into heaven on Saturday, August 1st. Gene celebrated 54 loving years with Nancy and is survived by their five children, their spouses and grandchildren: Paul, his wife, Margaret, and their sons Matthew and Jack; Bob, his wife, Andrea, and their children Stephanie (and her husband Neil and new baby on the way) Bobby, Jamie, Abby and...
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Joan Kathleen O'Rourke

June 10, 1929 - July 28, 2015

Joan Kathleen (Garrity) O'Rourke, age 86 of Fairfield, beloved wife of Robert Kenneth O'Rourke passed away peacefully in her home Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Born June 10, 1929 in Bridgeport, the daughter of the late Frank and Florence (Signor) Garrity she had been a Fairfield resident for most of her life. Joan was an active member of the Fairfield community; she served as the Registrar of Voters...
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Stephen Thornley Bowers

October 18, 1961 - July 26, 2015

Mr. Stephen Thornley Bowers, 53, a longtime Fairfield resident, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a long, courageous battle with cardiac disease. Steve was born on October 18, 1961 in Norwalk, Ohio to the late Reverend Theodore W. Bowers and the recently deceased Carolyn Thornley Bowers. He graduated from Boston College in 1983...
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Byron Clarence Phelps

September 13, 1923 - July 23, 2015

Byron C. Phelps, age 91, of Fairfield, beloved husband of the late Betty Jane Phelps, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 23, 2015. Byron was born in Zanesville, Ohio, and raised in New Haven before moving to Fairfield. He enlisted in the United States Army during WWII mainly in the European Theatre where he served as a scout. Byron was also a well known and beloved client of Grasmere by the...
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Elinor A. Heck

November 10, 1925 - July 16, 2015

HECK, Elinor. The family of Elinor Hughes Heck mourns the loss of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She died suddenly and peacefully at her home in Southport, CT on July 16, 2015. She will be remembered by all for her devotion to her family, her selfless contributions to helping others, her inner strength and constant gracious poise, her love of people, her zest for life and...
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Barbara Jeanne Cofield

December 30, 1935 - July 11, 2015

Barbara Jeanne (Dillon) Cofield, born December 30, 1935 to Lula and Thomas Dillon in Washington, Indiana. She was a graduate of Washington High School and Indiana University where she became a member of Chi Omega. With advanced studies at University of Maryland and Southern Connecticut, she was a Speech Pathologist with Montgomery County Public Schools Maryland, and retired from Fairfield Public...
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Geoffrey K. Gardner

August 13, 1981 - July 9, 2015

Geoffrey K. Gardner, age 33, of Stratford, beloved son of Kenneth and Judi Gardner, passed away suddenly Thursday, July 9, 2015. His beloved daughter, Mikayla Kershaw-Gardner; two loving sisters, Tracy Betzig-Dottori and her husband Jim of Branford and Amy daSilva and her husband Bill of Milford; an uncle Peter Dahl and his wife Cynthia; two cousins Kevin Dahl and Darren Dahl, and several nieces...
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Madison Julienne Bradshaw

June 14, 1990 - July 9, 2015

Madison Julienne Bradshaw, beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015. Born in Bridgeport, Madison had been a Shelton resident for most of her life prior to moving to Seymour. She loved music, taking walks through the woods and spending time with her family and friends. Madison had a gift for writing and recently began to express...
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Robert Nicholas Deaky

August 26, 1962 - July 9, 2015

Robert N. Deaky, age 52, of Fairfield, beloved son of Robert and Joan Deaky passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Bridgeport, Rob had been a lifelong Fairfield resident. He graduated from Andrew Warde High School and was employed as a service technician for various oil companies including Turnpike Furnace, Kaufman Fuel and Gault Energy. Rob loved cars of all kinds,...
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Dorothea M. Willette

October 17, 1928 - July 8, 2015

Dorothea 'Dot' Planeta Willette of Southport passed away suddenly Wednesday July 8, 2015 at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in West Warren, Massachusetts the daughter of the late Mabel & Walter Planeta. She was predeceased by her husband Ludger Willette, her sister Muriel Planeta Wells and her husband Charles, her great aunt Edith Fallon and her husband John. She is survived by...
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Matthew John Merchant

December 13, 1961 - July 6, 2015

Matthew John "Matt" Merchant passed suddenly on the morning of July 6th, 2015. Matt was born on December 13th, 1961 in Shaker Heights, OH. Matt attended Shaker Heights High School and received his BS from Miami University of Ohio. Matt then received his MBA from Case Western Reserve University. Since beginning his career at GE in 1999, Matt filled a variety of positions including CTO and...
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Milton Enoch Forstrom

March 2, 1927 - July 6, 2015

Milton Enoch Forstrom. age 88, of Fairfield passed away at The Carolton in Fairfield on July 6, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Jean Kruzshak Forstrom. Born in Bridgeport on March 2, l927, to the late Enok and Rosa Soderberg Forstrom, he attended and graduated Maplewood School and attended Bassick High School, where he played basketball and football before leaving Bassick in January 1945 at...
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Marilyn S. Russell

September 1, 1933 - July 5, 2015

Marilyn Sullivan Russell, 81, beloved wife of the late Gilbert Ross Russell and longtime Fairfield resident went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 5th, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was an active member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, the Gaelic American Club and AARP group at St. Thomas Church in Fairfield. She is survived by her son Gilbert Russell and his wife Susan, and daughters...
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Gizella H. Miklos

April 20, 1929 - July 4, 2015

Gizella H. Miklos, age 86 of Fairfield, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at St. Joseph's Care Center in Trumbull. Born in Hungary, Ms. Miklos had been a Fairfield area resident for many years. She was a nurse and had worked at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport. She will lovingly remembered as a caring and thoughtful lady who will be missed by all those who knew her. She is survived...
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Anne M. Hallock

January 3, 1926 - July 3, 2015

Anne M. Hallock, age 89 of Fairfield, passed away peacefully Friday, July 3, 2015 at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Born in Danbury, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Susan Chernak and had been a Fairfield resident for most of her life. Anne was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother whose greatest joy was time spent with her family. One of the greatest examples...
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Patricia M. Supan

December 1, 1940 - July 2, 2015

Patricia M. Supan, age 74 of Fairfield, beloved wife of Joseph F. Supan, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015. She is also survived by her loving daughter Donna Schaefer and her husband Robert of Stratford and two cherished grandsons, Matthew and Daniel Schaefer. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer...
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Lawrence R. Jursch

October 22, 1917 - June 30, 2015

Lawrence R. Jursch, age 97 of Fairfield, beloved husband of the late Beatrice Jursch, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in the Bronx, NY on October 22, 1917 the son of the late Louis and Madeline Jursch, he was raised in the Bronx and had been a Fairfield resident since 1949. He met and married his devoted wife Beatrice in 1941 and served as a New York City...
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Emelia B. Osowski

December 12, 1915 - June 24, 2015

Emelia B. Osowski, age 99, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late William Osowski, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Middlebrook Farms in Trumbull. Born and raised in Waterbury the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Bisiewicz, she had been a Fairfield resident for 48 years prior to moving to Trumbull. She was a graduate of Wilby High School in...
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John Joseph Novak

February 27, 1947 - June 20, 2015

John Joseph Novak, Jr., age 68, a longtime Fairfield resident, alumnus of Fairfield University and Columbia Law School, and beloved husband of Karen Rose Novak died Saturday, June 20, 2015, while visiting family in Charleston, South Carolina. Mr. Novak was born the first son of John Joseph Novak and Anne O'Driscoll in the Astoria neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens on February 27,...
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Broni M. Friedland

June 22, 1917 - June 20, 2015

Broni M. Friedland, age 97 of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Herman Friedland, passed away peacefully Saturday June 20, 2015 at Shady Knolls in Seymour two days shy of her 98th birthday. Born in New York City, the daughter of the late Stanley and Frances Obuszynski, she lived in Stratford prior to moving to Fairfield in 1944. A dedicated wife, mother and homemaker, Mrs. Friedland also...
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Naomi Allen

September 14, 1926 - June 18, 2015

Naomi Allen, Age 88, a resident of Albuquerque, NM for the past 9 years, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015. She is survived by her son, Richard Allen and wife, Sally of Poughkeepsie, NY and daughter, Virginia Allen of Albuquerque, NM; three grandchildren, Karolyn Pereira of Albuquerque, Christopher Topham and wife, Lisa of Danbury, CT, and Joseph Allen of Boston, MA; Great-grandson, Jacob...
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Simoneau Leola Jean

November 22, 1938 - June 17, 2015

Former Cumberland (R.I.) Town Clerk Leola Jean (Stansfield) Simoneau, age 76, formerly of Cumberland, R.I. and Port Orange, Fla. died June 17 at St. Joseph's Center, Trumbull, Conn. after a long illness. Born in Pawtucket, R.I., she was the daughter of the late George Wilfred and Leola Frances (Alger) Stansfield. A graduate of Cumberland High School, she worked for many years as a bookkeeper in...
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John L. Anderson

March 30, 1932 - June 15, 2015

John L. (Jack) Anderson, age 83, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 15, 2015 at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Mount Vernon, NY Jack was educated through the Mount Vernon public schools and received an electronic degree in Advanced Technology from the RCA Institute of Technology. He was employed by Bunker Ramo where he was in charge of product development, and served as...
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Robert H. Jones

February 23, 1953 - June 10, 2015

Robert H. Jones, age 62, of Fairfield, beloved husband and best friend of Nancy A. Jones, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at St. Vincent's Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Born in Bridgeport, the son of the late Robert N. Jones of Fairfield and Vivian Jones currently residing in Green Acres, FL. He had been a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of Roger...
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William M. Magee

May 23, 1923 - June 10, 2015

William M. Magee, age 92, a longtime Fairfield resident, beloved husband of Evelyn Wyrebek Magee, went to be with the Lord Friday June 5, 2015. He enlisted in the US Army and served his country from June 1942 to January 1946. William was known for his love of God, his love of family and his love of teaching. He was a longtime member of Black Rock Congregational Church where he served on many...
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Margaret Mary Murphy

May 11, 1931 - June 2, 2015

Margaret Mary Murphy, age 84 of Huntington, beloved wife of the late Dr. Robert J. Murphy, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the CT Hospice in Branford. Born in Bridgeport, the daughter of the late Frank and Loretta Costello, she had been a Huntington resident for over 50 years. She was a graduate of St. Patrick's Grammar School, the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy Lauralton Hall...
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John Charles Shalvoy, Sr.

December 26, 1924 - June 2, 2015

John Charles Shalvoy, Sr., 90, of Fairfield, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. John was the son of John R. and Evelyn Grace Shalvoy. Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT, he graduated from Bassick High School in the class of 1942. He attended the Junior College of Connecticut and Yale University before serving as a Naval Aviator (LTJG) in the U.S. Navy. During World War II, he...
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D. Joan McMahon

June 4, 1929 - May 18, 2015

D. Joan Martin McMahon June 4, 1929 - May 18, 2015 Longtime resident of Fairfield, Connecticut and loving wife of sixty-three years to James L. McMahon (deceased). She was the first female deacon of the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, president of the Women's Guild, chairman of the Dogwood Festival Walking Tour, and a member of the church choir for many years. Joan graduated as the...
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Torin Gregory Bond

June 11, 1990 - May 16, 2015

Torin Bond, age 24, of Fairfield, CT, most recently living in Rochester, NY, was taken from us all too soon in an automobile accident on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Torin was born June 11, 1990 at the US Naval Hospital in San Diego, California, and moved with his family to Fairfield at age 5. He attended Sherman Elementary, Tomlinson Middle School, and graduated from Fairfield Ludlowe High school...
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Norman L. Dedrick, Sr.

October 12, 1930 - May 9, 2015

Norman L. Dedrick, Sr. age 85 of Fairfield, beloved husband of the late Frances Dedrick, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Bridgeport, the son of the late Frank and Lillian Dedrick, he had been a Fairfield resident for 55 years. He received an Associates Degree from Tri State University and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He loved to play golf and...
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Norma G. Isselee

August 24, 1922 - May 6, 2015

Norma G. Isselee, 92, of Wellsville, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 24, 1922, in Darien, CT, the daughter of the late Charles and Irene (Austin) Gerstenmaier. Norma was the widow of Mark D. Isselee. She attended the Church of the Open Door, York. Norma is survived by two sons: Mark C. Isselee (Bev) of...
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Catherine R. Dunn

October 23, 1923 - April 30, 2015

Catherine R. Dunn, age 91, a lifelong Fairfield resident, died peacefully on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Astoria Park Nursing Home in Bridgeport where she spent the last 7 months. Born in Fairfield, CT on Oct 28, 1923 Catherine was a longtime parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield. She was a retired longtime dedicated employee of Warnaco and Harvey Hubbell. Catherine was a kind...
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Louis J. DiMatteo, Jr.

March 14, 1945 - April 26, 2015

Louis J. DiMatteo, Jr., age 70 of Garner, NC, formerly of Bridgeport, entered into eternal rest Sunday, April 26, 2015 in his home. Lou was born in Bridgeport on March 14, 1945 the son of the late Louis J. DiMatteo Sr. and Muriel Watkyns DiMatteo. He graduated from Andrew Warde High School and had resided for many years in Bridgeport while being employed by the City of Bridgeport City Hall...
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Lilian A. Wirth

March 6, 1916 - April 26, 2015

Lilian A. "Anne" Wirth, 99, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2015 surrounded by family and friends. She was born in London, England on a snowy March 6, 1916, beloved daughter of the late John Goodall and Alice Elizabeth (White) Goodall. Anne was married in 1955 to the late Joseph Wirth of Hungary. Anne was a world traveler who enjoyed all life had to offer in her native England, Australia,...
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Diane Marie Kennedy

May 25, 1953 - April 23, 2015

Diane Marie Kennedy, age 61 of Fairfield, formerly of Old Bethpage, NY passed away peacefully Thursday, April 23, 2015 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Brooklyn, NY she had been a Fairfield resident for the last 5 years. Mrs. Kennedy was a devoted mother and grandmother and delighted in time spent with her family and especially loved caring for her cherished grandchildren. ...
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Stefan Novotny

March 18, 1985 - April 22, 2015

Stefan Novotny passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Born in New York City March 18, 1985 the son of Kathy (Katie) Acker Novotny and Wolfgang August Novotny, he was a beloved son, brother, nephew and friend. Stefan was an original and deeply creative artist who was just coming into his own when his life was cut short. He will be remembered as a loyal friend with a sharp wit, a laugh-out-loud...
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Leni Goga

January 14, 1949 - April 22, 2015


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Barbara Patricia Ryan

September 12, 1931 - April 10, 2015

Barbara P. Ryan of Wilton, CT and formerly of West Yarmouth, MA and Fairfield, CT and widow of Donald Ryan passed on April 10, 2015 at Norwalk Hospital. She was born in Norwalk, CT September 12, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie Oravez. She attended Norwalk High School. She lived with her beloved late husband of 62 years and family in Fairfield for over 20 years. She was a...
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Harry R. Ackley, Jr.

December 22, 1971 - April 10, 2015


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Josephine Kielbus

September 11, 1914 - April 5, 2015

Josephine Catherine Kielbus (Zima), age 100 of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Benjamin A. Kielbus, died peacefully at the Carolton Nursing Home on April 4, 2015. She is survived by her devoted children, Kristine Varnum of Fairfied, Nancy Griffiths and her husband Evan of Oxford, her goddaughter, Kathy Zima of Cheshire. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Kielbus was predeceased by her son...
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Ann W. Gaughan

July 10, 1933 - April 5, 2015

Ann Walsh Gaughan of Fairfield, passed away Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, with her two loving daughters by her side. Born in Scranton, PA on July 10, 1933 to John and Mary Walsh, she was a Nurse at St Vincent's Medical Center for 25 years, and until recently, worked for the St Vincent's Wellness Center performing Blood Pressure and Cholesterol screenings. Ann loved her puppy Kelly; time spent...
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Grace A. Corr

July 2, 1943 - April 5, 2015

Grace A. Corr, age 71, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late John P. Corr, passed away Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, at St. Vincent's Medical Center with her daughter by her side. Born in Stamford, the daughter of the late Leonard and Emma Carlucci, she had been a Fairfield resident for the last 38 years. A graduate of Norwalk High School, she worked as a secretary for 25 years for Machlett...
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Eileen Haas

September 2, 1934 - April 4, 2015

Eileen R. Haas died peacefully on April 4, 2015 at St. Vincent's Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was 80 years old. A Fairfield resident for nearly 50 years, she taught English at a number of local colleges and tutored at the Mercy Learning Center. She and her husband, the late Gaylord R. Haas, led the popular Book and a Sandwich reading group at the Fairfield Library for over 20 years....
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Stephen K. Galpin

February 2, 1922 - April 3, 2015

Stephen K. Galpin, 93, of Southport, Conn., died April 3, 2015 of cancer at home with family at his side. Father of four, grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of six, he was a sailor, paratrooper, newspaper reporter, OSS intelligence agent, humorist, local politico, business executive and renowned dog lover. Born Feb. 2, 1922 in New York City, he was the son of Perrin C. and Stephanie E....
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Joseph Patrick Fischer

February 26, 1939 - April 3, 2015

Joseph Patrick Fischer, age 76, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Maryann Westberg Fischer passed away peacefully Friday April 3, 2015 at the Carolton Convalescent Hospital, Born in Portchester, NY the son of the late G. Steven and Bridget Fischer, he had been a Fairfield resident for the last 34 years. He served in the U.S. Army at Ft.Riley, Kansas and later owned and operated Joseph P. Fischer...
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Dorothy Metcalf Lotker

March 2, 1922 - April 1, 2015

Dorothy Metcalf Lotker, age 93, formerly of Fairfield, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Astoria Park in Bridgeport. Born in Westport, the daughter of the late Jessie and Sarah Metcalf, she had been a Fairfield resident for most of her life. She was a member of Greenfield Hill Congregational Church. Survivors include four nephews of the Meeker family...
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Lyn Ellsworth Klein

December 4, 1934 - April 1, 2015

Lyn Ann Klein, age 80 of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late William J. Klein, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in the home of her son surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bridgeport and raised in Black Rock, the daughter of the late Thomas and Irene Ellsworth, she had been a Fairfield resident since 1960. She was a 1952 graduate of The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton...
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