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Tucker J. Secrist

October 23, 1995 - June 29, 2017

Tucker Jonathan Secrist, 21, died suddenly at his parents’ home in Fairfield, CT on June 29, 2017. Tucker was born in Greenwich, CT, and spent most of his life in Fairfield, CT. He also spent four adventure-filled years in Boulder, CO. Tucker was loved, and gave back even more, to his parents Peter and Karen, and his sisters Samantha, Clare...
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Mary Elizabeth Donnelly

March 13, 1930 - June 29, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Morrison Donnelly, of New Milford, Conn., formerly of Fairfield, Conn., died June 29, 2017, at her home at Candlewood Lake Club, surrounded by her family, including her husband of 63 years, Dr. Vincent Donnelly, and her seven adoring children. She was 87. Mary was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on March 13, 1930, to Ewen...
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Edward John Roach

September 7, 1965 - June 24, 2017

Edward John Roach, age 51, of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2017. Eddie will be lovingly remembered by his family including his parents, Dr. James and Joan Neverdousky Roach of Black Rock; his siblings, Timothy and Ann Roach of Fairfield, Molly and Edward Sullivan of South Bend, IND, Sheila and Shawn O'Brien of Fairfield, John and Carmela Roach of...
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Earl E. Savage

August 3, 1932 - June 21, 2017

Earl E. Savage, age 84, beloved husband of Sally Alves Savage, of Fairfield, passed away on June 21, 2017. In addition to Sally, his devoted wife of 56 years, Earl's memory will be embraced by his sons, Michael Savage and his wife Elena, of Bridgeport, Charles (Chuck) Savage and his wife Monica, of Madison; grandchildren, Nicole Savage, Jennell and Michael Todd, John and Kristin Papadopoulos;...
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Jean Kermode Behn

February 16, 1930 - June 20, 2017

Jean Kermode Behn, age 87, devoted wife of the late Roy Behn, of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2017. Jean will be lovingly remembered by her family including three sons and their spouses, Thomas and Dorie Behn of Sarasota, FL, Richard and Libby Behn of Hawaii, David and Kelly Behn of Hawaii; grandchildren, Justin Behn and his fiance' Tiffany, Ryan Behn...
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Albert Salese

September 12, 1918 - June 19, 2017

Albert Salese, age 98, devoted husband to the late Elvira "Vera" Salese, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2017 with his loving son and daughter-in-law by his side. Albert will be remembered by his son, Anthony Salese and his wife, Deana Salese; three siblings, Helen "Junie" Fasano, Faith "Fada" Petry and Thomas "Tommy" Salese; his cherished grandchildren, Patricia Gruner, Allison Caffarone...
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Shirley Ann Puzak

November 14, 1945 - June 18, 2017

Shirley Ann Puzak, age 71, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Born and raised in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Stephen and Helen Petrahai Puzak, Shirley had been a Bridgeport and Fairfield resident for most of her life before moving to Trumbull several years ago. She had worked for Moore Business Forms as an account specialist for many years until her retirement. Shirley was an avid shopper...
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Stephen Ray

June 29, 1922 - June 13, 2017

Stephen Ray, age 94, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Maria Balazic Ray, entered into eternal life on June 13, 2017 in his home with his loving family by his side. Born and raised in Slovenia, Stephen left there to work on a farm in Rugen, Germany, where he met his wife, Maria. They lived in Germany for 11 years before coming to the United States in October of 1951 with their three daughters....
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John P. Rogowski

August 30, 1931 - June 13, 2017

Dr. John Peter Rogowski, age 85, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Martha Skala Rogowski, entered into eternal life on June 13, 2017. Born in Scranton, PA to the late John and Laura Orzel Rogowski, John graduated from Fairfield College Preparatory School, Class of 1948, Fairfield University, and then Georgetown Medical School. John practiced psychiatry in the Bridgeport area and later became the...
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Stella Lee

January 27, 1921 - June 11, 2017

Stella Stopa Lee, age 96, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Stella was born in Bridgeport, January 27, 1921, daughter of the late John and Julia Micha Stopa and was a Bridgeport resident for most of her life before moving to Fairfield. She had worked for the Wiretex Co. of Fairfield for over 35 years until her retirement. Stella was an avid reader, enjoying one book...
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Helen M. Plucinski

June 23, 1926 - June 8, 2017

Helen M. Randar Plucinski, age 90, of Fairfield, beloved wife of Leonard Plucinski Sr., passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017.Born and raised in Bridgeport, Helen had been a Fairfield Town resident for over 60 years. After raising her family, Helen went on to work as a media assistant in the Media Department of the Andrew Warde High School for over 15 years. Helen enjoyed movies, reading...
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Edward Contolini

November 1, 1928 - June 6, 2017

Edward Contolini, age 88, beloved husband to the late Frances Zima Contolini, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2017 in Connecticut Hospice. Born and raised in Bridgeport, Edward was a resident of Fairfield for 67 years. He was a retired Union carpenter, building and renovating numerous homes and structures throughout this region. He worked hard throughout hos life to provide for...
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Joan L. McCann

October 17, 1931 - June 1, 2017

Joan Lucille Mitchell McCann, age 85, of Montauk, New York, beloved wife of David J. McCann, passed away on June 1, 2017 in Bridgeport Hospital. In addition to David (NYPD Detective, Ret.), her devoted husband of 51 years, Joan will be remembered by her son, David D. McCann and his wife Carolyn; two cherished grandchildren, Claire and David P. McCann; her brother, Joseph Mitchell; sister-in-law...
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T. John Cook

December 21, 1925 - May 28, 2017

T. John Cook, age 91, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Virginia Pittu Cook, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 28, 2017 in his home with his loving family by his side. Born in St. Louis, MO on December 21, 1925 son of the late Steve and Victoria Ghitsa Coca ( Cook ), John had been a Bridgeport and Fairfield Town resident for most of his life. He proudly served his country during WWII in the...
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Agnes Sedensky Roach

December 8, 1937 - May 26, 2017

Agnes Sedensky Roach, age 79 of Black Rock, beloved wife of Thomas J. Roach, Sr. passed away peacefully on May 26 surrounded by her loving family. Born on December 8, 1937 in Bridgeport to the late Andrew and Agnes Sedensky (née Amrich), she graduated from Lauralton Hall and worked for SNET until the birth of her first child. After several years of raising her six children, she...
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Raymond L. Brennan

August 4, 1926 - May 21, 2017

Raymond L. Brennan, age 90, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Born in Bridgeport, son of the late Joseph and Amelia Brassard Brennan, Mr. Brennan was a lifelong Fairfield Town resident. He was a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1944 and then enlisted in the United States Navy, serving during WWII. he being the seventh of his brothers to serve their country....
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Alice Kliemand Meyer

March 15, 1921 - May 12, 2017

Alice Virginia Kliemand Meyer, age 96, of Easton, devoted wife of the late Theodore H. Meyer and retired State Representative for Connecticut, passed away on May 12, 2017. Alice's memory will be embraced by her two sons, Robert Meyer and his wife Pam, of Wilton, John Meyer, of New York City and Easton; three grandchildren, Daniel and Shaina Meyer of Wilton and Carolyn Meyer of Minneapolis, MN;...
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Stephen G. Hutvagner

May 13, 1923 - May 10, 2017

Stephen Gabriel Hutvagner, age 93, of Fairfield, beloved husband of the late Ruth Tabaka Hutvagner, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Cambridge Manor in Fairfield. Born in Stratford on May 13, 1923, son of the late Ignatius and Anne Czech Hutvagner, Stephen was a life-long resident of Fairfield. He was a 1941 graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School and attended the University...
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Lillian Wood

November 26, 1927 - May 5, 2017

"Let my death be a celebration of my life. I believe it was a wonderful time. My joys were countless." On 5 May 2017 Lillian Fox Wood, 89, passed away and on to the next part of her journey. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Born in Bridgeport on 26 November 1927 to Henry and Catherine Sullivan Fox, she graduated from St. Vincent's School of Nursing in 1948...
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George J. McMahon

November 3, 1929 - May 4, 2017

George J. McMahon, age 87, of Glendale, Arizona, formerly of Bridgeport, husband of the late Jane Powell McMahon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, son of the late John and Gertrude O'Neil McMahon, George attended the Immaculate Conception elementary School, Northeastern Seminary and put himself through college graduating from Pace University...
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Frank Hering

September 29, 1923 - May 4, 2017

Frank Hering, age 93, of Fairfield, husband of the late Elfriede Simunich Hering, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Born in Yugoslavia, Mr. Hering came to the United States in 1952, first settling in Bridgeport before moving to Fairfield in 1961. Mr. Hering worked for the Howell Corporation for many years until his retirement. Frank was a devout catholic and had been a faithful parishoner...
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John G. Petti, Jr.

May 11, 1927 - May 3, 2017

John George Petti, Jr. passed away at his home in Westport on May 3, 2017, just shy of his 90th birthday. Born and raised in the Bronx, John was the star quarterback of his high school football team, before joining the Navy and serving as a medic during World War II. After the war, he returned home to complete his education and attend New York University. At that time, a mutual friend introduced...
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Theresa Elizabeth Sharp

June 7, 1926 - May 1, 2017

Theresa Elizabeth Pavliscsak Sharp, age 90, of Bridgeport, beloved wife of the late Les Sharp Sr., passed away Monday, May 1, 2017, at Cambridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fairfield. Mrs. Sharp was a lifelong resident of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and a resident of Seaside Village for over 50 years. Mrs. Sharp worked during WWII at the General Electric Co of Bridgeport where she met Les...
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Thomas D. Crispino

May 21, 1978 - May 1, 2017

Thomas D. Crispino, age 38, of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, entered into eternal life on Monday, May 1, 2017. His memory will lovingly be remembered by his parents, James and Mary Beth Clark Crispino, of Bridgeport; his brother, James Crispino, of Bridgeport, and his significant other, Ana Cuadra; his paternal grandmother, Stella Crispino, of Bridgeport; his loving companion, Holly...
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John F. Smith

June 4, 1936 - May 1, 2017

John F. Smith, age 80 of Easton, beloved husband of Sharon Bates Smith, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 1, 2017. Born in Peel, Arkansas on June 4, 1936, son of the late Herman L. and Adair Cagle Smith, John was an Easton Town resident for many years. He had served his country in the US Army. He later went on to be the Comptroller for the City of Norwalk where he worked for over 30 years. ...
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William Wilde Jackson

June 19, 1952 - April 29, 2017

William Wilde Jackson, age 64, of Fairfield, entered into eternal life on April 29, 2017. Born in Cranston, RI on June 19, 1952, Bill was a longtime Fairfield resident. He graduated in 1970 from Roger Ludlowe High School in Fairfield, and in 1974 from Brown University in Providence, RI, where he received a B.S. in Environmental Engineering, later finishing his education with a M.B.A. from the...
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Gladys A. Phillips

October 23, 1925 - April 25, 2017

Gladys A. Phillips, age 91, of Milford, beloved wife to the late Edward A. Phillips, passed away on April 25, 2017. Gladys will be remembered by her family including six children, Deborah Phillips of Wallingford, Cynthia Mahmud and her husband, Ahmedin, of Stratford, Thomas Phillips and his wife, Erika, of Milford, Martin Phillips of Stratford, Eleanore Spitzer and her husband, Joseph, of...
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Robert R. Gambino

December 18, 1937 - April 25, 2017

Robert R. Gambino, age 80, of Fairfield, beloved husband of the late Loxie Bennett Gambino, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Born and raised in Bridgeport to the late Joseph and Belva Gambino, Bob was a resident of Fairfield for most of his life. A retired oil truck driver for Chevron, Bob took great pleasure in deer hunting, saltwater fishing, as well as, lobstering and...
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Bette A. Murray

January 26, 1931 - April 22, 2017

Bette Ann Murray, 86, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2017 at home in Westport, CT, with her loving family by her side. She was born Brigid Ann McHale on January 26, 1931 in Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland and emigrated to New York at age 18. Tough as nails and smart as a whip, she worked hard and placed her trust in God. She was a warm, genuine, and happy soul who took pleasure in simple...
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John Rohaly

September 24, 1936 - April 21, 2017

John Rohaly, age 80, of Fairfield beloved husband of the late Julianne Terebesi Rohaly passed away suddenly on Friday, April 21, 2017. Born in Hungary, John emigrated to the United States in 1956 and had lived in Fairfield for most of his life. He had worked for over 35 years for the Handy and Harmon Co. of Fairfield as a quality control inspector and later for Shaws Supermarkets until his...
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Olga Takacs

April 25, 1918 - April 20, 2017

Olga Kerekes Takacs, age 98, of Bridgeport, wife of the late John J. Takacs, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Born in Bridgeport on April 25, 1918, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Sayben Kerekes, Olga was a lifelong Bridgeport resident. She was proud to have been in the very first graduating class of Bassick High School in 1936 while also attending the Ct State Trade...
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Marie Kiss

July 31, 1927 - April 16, 2017

Dr. Marie Satmary Kiss, age 89, of Fairfield, devoted wife to the late William X. Kiss, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. Marie will be remembered by her children, Alexis Kiss and her companion Edward Kolagic, of Fairfield, Richard Kiss and his companion Gail Southard of Merritt Island, FL; three grandsons, Ryan Southard, Cory (Jeannette) Southard, Kevin Southard: great...
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Patrick A. Tew

April 29, 1983 - April 14, 2017

Patrick A. Tew, age 33, formerly of Trumbull, passed away on April 14, 2017. Pat's memory will lovingly be remembered by his soul mate, Ellen Crichton, and his little girl, Savannah; his mother, Irene Tew, of Wallingford; a brother, Norman Tew, and his wife, Alicia, of Meriden; a sister, Cheryl Tew, and her partner, Eric Bergers; niece and nephew, Brianna and Norman Tew, of Meriden; lifelong...
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Helen Bansak

September 6, 1927 - April 7, 2017

Helen Kielbus Bansak, age 89, a longtime resident of Fairfield, devoted wife of 58 years to the late Edmund J. Bansak, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2017 in Danbury, Connecticut. Helen's memory will be embraced by her two children: daughter, Joan Florczak of Easton along with her devoted partner Jack Baldaserini, son Edmund Bansak, of Wales, MA; her grandchildren, Cheryl Pontonio and her...
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Ethel Wuennemann

December 25, 1932 - April 7, 2017

Ethel Ray Wuennemann, age 84, of Fairfield, wife of the late Ronald Brown Wuennemann, Sr., passed away peacefully on Friday, April 7, 2017. Born and raised in Bridgeport, daughter of the late John and Clara Evonits Ray, Ethel lived in Fairfield for most of her life. She had worked for Grants, Bullards, McKessons and most recently for the Weston Group of Westport until her retirement. Ethel was...
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Christy Carabina

July 28, 1931 - April 4, 2017

Christy Carabina, age 85, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Florence Cipu Carabina, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Born and raised in North Grosvenordale, CT on July 28, 1931, son of the late Antonio and Costa Vriga Carabina, Mr. Carabina had been a Fairfield Town resident for most of his life. He was a Veteran of the Korean War, serving in the US Air Force. After serving in the US Air...
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Gyorgy Meszaros

April 15, 1936 - April 3, 2017

Gyorgy ( George ) Meszaros Jr, age 80, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Eva Schlitt Meszaros, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017. He was born on April 15, 1936 in Dorog, Hungary. Following the Hungarian uprising he fled his home in Hungary and immigrated to the United States in 1957. He was a resident of Fairfield for the last 46 years. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving from...
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Helen H. Hudock

February 14, 1920 - April 3, 2017

Helen H. Hudock, age 97, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 3, 2017 after a brief illness. Born in Bridgeport on February 14, 1920, Helen was a lifelong Fairfield Town resident. She had worked for the Casco Products Co. of Bridgeport for many years until her retirement. Helen was a parishioner of the former Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church of Bridgeport, where she was a...
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Elizabeth Marie Pfriem

April 2, 2017

Elizabeth Marie Pfriem, devoted wife of the late John Pfriem, retired President and CEO of the Bridgeport Post and Telegram, and local philanthropist, passed away peacefully in her Southport home on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Elizabeth will be remembered by her family including nieces and nephews, Linda Hultgren of Ansonia, Frank Coterwas of Nottingham, PA, Frances Towne of Derby, Patricia Crespi of...
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Dean J. Robertson

January 28, 1967 - April 1, 2017

Dean John Robertson, age 50, of Milford, beloved husband to Donna Moravek, passed away peacefully at his family home in Fairfield, on April 1, 2017 with family by his side, after fighting a brave and courageous battle with cancer. Dean was a devoted husband, loving son and brother, loyal friend to all, and will be remembered by his wife Donna who was his childhood sweetheart and wife of 12...
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Rose Antal Sabre

May 30, 1918 - March 28, 2017

Rose Antal Sabre, age 98, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Joseph Sabre, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2017 in her home with her loving family by her side. Born in Fairfield on May 30, 1918, daughter of the late Stephen and Elizabeth Kok Antal, Rose was a lifelong Fairfield town resident. Rose and Joe raised two sons, James and Robert. She worked with her husband running J. Sabre...
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Bernard J. Skopp

June 12, 1935 - March 27, 2017

Bernard J. Skopp, age 81, of Fairfield, beloved husband to Mary Ann Parker Skopp, passed away on March 27, 2017. In addition to Mary Ann, his devoted wife of 58 years, Bernie will be lovingly remembered by several aunts, uncles, and cousins. His memory will also be embraced by his dedicated care giver, Shelly Naul, and many dear friends. Bernie was predeceased by his parents, George and Helen...
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Evelyn Dolny

October 27, 1958 - March 22, 2017

Evelyn Ann Bonckowski Dolny, age 58 of Bridgeport, beloved wife of James Dolny Sr., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Born in Bridgeport, Evelyn was a lifelong Bridgeport Resident. In addition to Jim, her loving husband of 40 years, survivors include her sons, James Dolny Jr. of Bridgeport and Matthew Dolny of Ansonia a daughter Kelley Dolny of Bridgeport, her cherished...
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Roselle Bunani Smith

July 30, 1973 - March 21, 2017

Roselle Bunani Smith, age 43, of Fairfield, beloved wife of Brian Smith, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. In addition to her loving husband, Brian, Roselle is survived by her parents, Romulo and Felipa Bunani; sibilngs, Rowena Bunani-Lopez, her husband, Joel, and their daughter, Hannah Francheska Bunani; Richard Bunani, his wife, Rosa Lea Bunani, and their children, Romser...
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Mary S. Worthington

May 11, 1929 - March 20, 2017

Mary S. Worthington, age 87, of the Huntington section of Shelton, beloved wife of the late Joseph W. Worthington, Jr., entered into eternal life on March 20, 2017. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Dr. Joseph W. Worthington, and his wife, Angela, of Fairfield, and Dr. Robert B. Worthington, and his wife, Joy, of Tampa, FL; three adored grandchildren, Joseph Worthington, Matthew...
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Donald T. Greenop, Sr.

August 25, 1929 - March 20, 2017

Donald T. Greenop, Sr., age 87, beloved husband to the late Joyce Kovacs Greenop, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2017. Many wonderful memories of Don will be embraced by his children, Donald Greenop, Jr., and his wife Terri, of Memphis, TN, Wesley Greenop, and his wife Beverly, of Fairfield; three grandchildren, Andrew Greenop, of Berkeley, CA, Megan and Courtney Greenop, both of Fairfield...
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Monica Turner

July 21, 1957 - March 20, 2017

Monica Turner, age 59 of Fairfield, passed away on March 20, 2017 at the St. Vincent's Medical Center. Born in Massena, NY, Monica was the daughter to the late Martin and Margaret Roholy Turner. She was a graduate of the Butler Business School and was an Administrative Assistant in the medical field for many years. Monica was resident of Fairfield for over 30 years and was parishioner of St....
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Christopher Michael McEttrick

June 23, 1986 - March 20, 2017

Christopher Michael McEttrick, age 30, of Fairfield, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017. Born on June 23, 1986, Chris was the beloved son of Rick and Meg McEttrick. He was a graduate of Fairfield Prep High School, Class of 2004 and later attended St. Joseph's University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business. Chris worked as an Account Executive for CDW, a computer and software...
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James Kosch

January 2, 1986 - March 18, 2017

James L Kosch, age 31, of Fairfield, passed away on March 18, 2017 in St. Vincent's Medical Center. Although he struggled with bipolar disorder, addiction and depression, there was something about Jimmy that would never allow you to forget him. He was 31 years old, and fought a battle for far too long. He had the ability to vocalize how he felt no matter who, or what the situation was at hand....
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Edith J. Buda

August 13, 1934 - March 16, 2017

Edith Buda, age 82, of Fairfield, passed away in Thursday, March 16, 2017. Born and raised in Fairfield, daughter of the late William and Julia Bodo Buda, Edith was a lifelong Fairfield Town resident. She was a graduate of Roger Ludlow High School, Class of 1954. She had worked as a bookkeeper for the Outlet Men's Store as well as Harold Building Materials. Edith was an avid gardener. She is...
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George Kostyra Christiansen

March 13, 2017

George Kostyra Christiansen, age 65, beloved husband of Margaret (Rita) Christiansen, of Fairfield, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 13, 2017. In addition to Rita, his devoted wife of 35 years, George's memory will be cherished by his son, Kirk Christiansen, his daughter, Kristina Christiansen, and son-in-law, Barrett Miningham. He is also survived by his sisters, Martha Stewart, Kathryn...
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Thomas J. Golino, Jr.

February 9, 1949 - March 11, 2017

Thomas Joseph "Tommy G. from the Hollow" Golino Jr., age 68, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 11, 2017 while vacationing in Palm Beach, Florida. Tom's memory will be embraced by his children Shannon Golino, and her husband John Moore, Thomas J. Golino, III, and his fiance' Stacey Rogers, and Tara Golino; His pride and joy, Eric Thompson, was his first grandson but was more like a son;...
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Jeanne Anne Oakes

November 8, 1934 - March 7, 2017

Jeanne Anne Barcomb Oakes, age 82, of Fairfield, beloved wife of William R. Oakes, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Daughter of the late Dr. Albert and Lucille Beaupre Barcomb, Jeanne was born and raised in Rochester, New Hampshire, and graduated from Simmons College in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. She met her husband Bill...
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Alan Niestemski

October 19, 1965 - March 5, 2017

Alan Niestemski, age 51, of Fairfield, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 5-8 pm in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Rd., Fairfield Center with a prayer service at 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to a charity of one's choice. To sign an online register or to get travel directions, please visit...
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Kenneth Harold Bowden

July 11, 1930 - March 4, 2017

KEN BOWDEN, INFLUENTIAL GOLF WRITER, FORMER GOLF DIGEST EDITOR AND NOTED JACK NICKLAUS COLLABORATOR, DIES AT 86. Ken Bowden, golf writer and longtime resident of Westport, Connecticut has died at the age of 86. Born in 1930 in Brooklyn to British parents, he grew up first in Australia and then England. An avid racing cyclist he started his journalistic career as editor of Cycling magazine...
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James Anderson Mindrum

June 5, 1973 - February 27, 2017

James Anderson Mindrum, age 43, of Stratford, CT, formerly of Southport, CT, passed away on February 27, 2017. Jim will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Thomas and Alice Anderson Mindrum, of Southport; his two brothers and sister-in-law, Christopher Mindrum and his wife Elaine Romanelli, of New York, NY, and Eric Mindrum, of Norwalk; by his aunts and uncles, Dennis Harding, of Omaha, NE,...
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Walter G. Lindner

March 5, 1924 - February 26, 2017

Walter G. Lindner, age 92, of Fairfield, beloved husband of the late Helen Kraker Lindner, entered into eternal life on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Born in Queens, NY, Walter proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He had worked as an industrial traffic manager at Polymer Industries and retired after 38 years. A devout Catholic, Walter was a parishioner at St....
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Mary Louise Neagle Hogue

December 7, 1925 - February 25, 2017

Mary Louise Neagle Hogue, died peacefully at 92, was a loving wife of 55 years of Paul Kieran Hogue, devoted mother of Brian, Mary, and Kieran and grandmother of Reine and Reilly Hogue and Sara and Emma Gleysteen. Louise graduated cum laude from Manhattanville College and was a grant writer for many non-profits. Visits to Hogue family members on Friday, March 24, 4-7pm at the Lesko & Polke...
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Thomas John Devine

November 14, 1927 - February 25, 2017

Thomas John Devine age 89, of Easton, beloved husband of the late Jean Commorato Devine, entered into eternal rest on February 25, 2017. He will be lovingly remembered by his 5 children, Susan Igoe and husband John of Somers Point, NJ, Diane Mizusawa and husband Lee of Portsmouth, NH, Thomas Devine and wife Susan of New Fairfield, CT, Laura Pehota and husband Joseph of Fairfield, CT, Terence...
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Walter Joseph Sutherland

May 7, 1939 - February 25, 2017

Walter (Wally) Joseph Sutherland, age 77, beloved husband of Patricia (Patsy) Powell Sutherland, of Westport, passed away on Saturday February 25, 2017 at home with his loving wife and daughters by his side. Born May 7th, 1939 in Jackson Heights, NY to Walter and Veronica Hogan Sutherland, he attended St. Francis University before graduating from NYU. It was during those college years at St....
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Ruth Hutvagner

July 6, 1920 - February 24, 2017

Ruth Agatha Tabaka Hutvagner, age 96, beloved wife of Stephen Hutvagner, entered into eternal rest on Friday, February 24, 2017. She was born in Nashwauk Minnesota on July 6, 1920, daughter of the late Charles and Charlotte Perrault Tabaka, Ruth attended Hibbing College in Minnesota and graduated from St. Peter's State Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1941. Ruth then went on to serve her...
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Abigail N. Lafreniere

July 11, 1985 - February 24, 2017

Abigail Noemi Lafreniere, age 31, of Bridgeport, beloved wife of Pastor John Lafreniere and devoted mother of Elijah James Lafreniere. Abby was healed from ALS on February 24, 2017 at 11:35 AM. Her first steps in two years were on the golden street of Heaven as she entered into her Savior's arms. Born in Danbury to Dr. Tobias and Sarah Patterson Castro, Abby received a degree in teaching...
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Frank A. Johnston

July 4, 1955 - February 22, 2017

Frank A. Johnston, age 61, of Fairfield, beloved husband to Charlotte Page Johnston, passed away on February 22, 2017. Born in Rochester, NY to the late Francis and Georgette Kubarek Johnston, Frank received his Bachelor's Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. He had worked for 20 years at Elizabeth Arden in the fragrance division as Director of Package Development. Frank was a former...
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Carol Elizabeth Bona

May 13, 1944 - February 20, 2017

Carol Elizabeth Bona, age 72, of Easton, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2016. Born in Bridgeport on May 13, 1944, daughter of the late George and Margaret Estok Bona, Carol had been an Easton Town resident for many years. She held a Masters Degree from the University of Connecticut and later went on as an English teacher at Ludlowe High School in Fairfield until her retirement. Carol...
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Ezequiel Fernandez Barrero

August 16, 1927 - February 18, 2017

Dr. Ezequiel F. Barrero, age 89, devoted husband to the late Judith McLean Barrero, passed away on February 18th, 2017 at St. Vincent's Medical Center. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Robert F. McLean and Heather McLean of Owings Mills, MD, Monika Barrero Quinlan and Christopher P. Quinlan of Hong Kong and Naples, FL; his grandchildren, whom he adored, Aisling E. Quinlan and...
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Sally Ernstrom Parker

July 21, 1935 - February 17, 2017

Sally Ernstrom Parker, age 81, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Bruce Radde, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Bridgeport Hospital. She was born on July 2, 1935 to the late Sivert and Florence Ernstrom. Sally spent her youth in Fairfield and graduated from Roger Ludlowe High School. She received her Bachelors and Master of Arts degrees from the University of California, Berkeley...
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Thomas Tanacea

October 20, 1931 - February 13, 2017

Thomas Tanacea, age 85, of San Francisco, California. Beloved husband of Loretta Caranica Tanacea, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2017 at Laguna Honda Nursing Home. Born and raised in North Grosvenor Dale, CT, son of the late Vasil and Doxia (Vanghel) Tanacea. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Spiro and Vanghel, two sisters, Chrysafia, and Sylvia Belba, a sister-in-law Victoria...
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Henry A. Altieri

February 8, 2017 - February 8, 2017

Henry A. Altieri, age 87, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Rita Buynak Altieri, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Born and raised in Bridgeport, Mr. Altieri had been a Fairfield Town resident for many years. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War. He had worked as an educator for the Norwalk State Technical College, Bridgeport's Central and Harding High...
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Carl Walter Mutrynowski

October 17, 1942 - February 7, 2017

Carl Walter Mutrynowski, age 74 of Fairfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at St. Vincent's Medical Center with his family by his side. Born in Bridgeport, Carl was the son of the late Walter and Anna (Washinski) Mutrynowski. Carl was a resident of Fairfield for the past 66 years. He attended Andrew Warde High School and graduated with the class of 1962. Following...
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Helen Donegan Johnstone

January 1, 1927 - February 5, 2017

Helen D. Johnstone, age 90, of Fairfield, loving wife to the late Thomas (Tim) Johnstone, entered into eternal life on Sunday February 5, 2017 at Cambridge Manor with her loving family by her side. Helen was the first baby to be born in Stamford, CT in 1927, to Earl and Marion Meath Donegan. She was raised in Stamford with her four siblings. Growing up, Helen and her family spent every summer...
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Peter Bonneau Hallock

June 29, 1934 - February 4, 2017

Peter Bonneau Hallock passed away peacefully recently in St. Petersburg, FL. Born on June 29, 1934, Peter grew up on Long Island, New York. He attended Cornell University and NYU, married and had a successful career in human resources and executive search. His life took him to Berwyn, PA; Corinth, MS; Pelham, NY; and Fairfield County, CT. He was an avid reader, articulate on a wide range of...
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Mark S. Jones

July 18, 1962 - February 3, 2017

Mark S. Jones, age 54, beloved husband of Charlene West Jones, of Milford, passed away peacefully in Yale New Haven Hospital on February 3, 2017. In addition to Charlene, his devoted wife of eleven years, Mark's memory will be embraced by his daughter, Brittany Jones, of Milford; his mother, Carol Terebesi Jones, of Fairfield; his siblings, Clifford Jones, and his wife Karen, of Fairfield,...
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Jonathan Immanuel Walker

February 15, 1970 - February 1, 2017

Jonathan Immanuel Walker, age 46, beloved husband of Bridget Short Walker, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2017. Born Feb 15, 1970 in New York City, Jon was the son of the late Howard Walker and Sandra Schapiro Walker, of Westport and Boca Raton, FL. In addition to Bridget, his devoted wife of 16 years, many cherished memories of Jon will be embraced by his daughter Ellery...
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Jennie Szigeti Wargo

March 5, 1916 - January 30, 2017

Jennie (Szigeti) Wargo, age 100, a long-time resident of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, Connecticut recently passed away at The Cloisters Assisted Living Center in Deland, Florida. Jennie had a lengthy work career at Bridgeport Metal Goods, Perkin-Elmer, and the Fairfield School System. She enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening, and cooking her favorite Hungarian dishes – such as ...
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Carol Ann Stewart

April 22, 1957 - January 30, 2017

Carol Ann Heron Stewart, age 59, formerly of Fairfield, passed away on January 30, 2017 in her Southbury home. Carol's memory will be embraced by her children, Russell Stewart Jr. and his wife Lindsay, of Brooklyn, NY, Deanna Tart and her husband Keen, of Lisbon; her cherished grandchildren, Eva and Jordyn Stewart, Amelia Tart; her father, Wilfred Heron, of Ridgefield; her brother, Chris...
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Joyce P.S. Merritt

September 22, 1927 - January 25, 2017

Joyce P.S. Merritt, age 89, of Bridgeport, wife of the late Edmond Merritt, passed away on January 25, 2017 in Connecticut Hospice. Joyce will be remembered by her loving daughter, Eddyce Macari and her husband Frank, of Bridgeport; her granddaughter, Rachel Erdos, and her husband Andrew, of Stratford; three cherished great grandchildren, Joshua, Victoria, and Norah Erdos; her daughter-in-law,...
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Robert W. Gahagan

December 15, 1948 - January 22, 2017

Robert William Gahagan, age 68, of Bridgeport, beloved husband of Becky Karr Gahagan, passed away on January 22, 2017 at West River Rehabilitation Center in Milford, CT. Bob was born in Bridgeport, CT and grew up in Stratford, CT and White Plains, NY, then also lived in Great Neck, NY, Mamaroneck, NY; Milford, Madison, New Canaan, and Bridgeport, CT. Bob graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High...
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George Karageorge

September 10, 1928 - January 20, 2017

George Karageorge, age 88, of Fairfield, beloved husband of 60 years to Argyro Karageorge passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2017. Born in Dichori, Greece, he is survived by his five children, a son-in law and a daughter in-law, four grandchildren, three siblings and many nieces and nephews and friends, too numerous to mention here individually. A man of utmost integrity, he will...
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Michelle Cruz-Garcia

May 20, 1968 - January 19, 2017

Our beloved Michelle Cruz-Garcia, age 48, of Bridgeport, born May 20th 1968, passed away peacefully January 19th 2017 at Bridgeport Hospital after her fearless battle against cancer. Michelle is survived by her loving husband, Santiago Garcia Pinalles and their beautiful daughter Krystle Mercedes Garcia. Always by her side, her devoted sister Mercedes Anderson and her devoted aunt Norma Roldan,...
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Joseph G. Klinko

July 15, 1929 - January 14, 2017

Joseph G, Klinko, age 87, devoted husband of Sylvia Garamella Klinko, of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2017. Born in Barton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Steven and Mary Hoder Klinko. A proud United States Army veteran of the Korean War, Joe was a retired Public Works employee for the Town of Fairfield. In addition to his beloved wife Sylvia...
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Glenn A. Crowell

January 15, 1951 - January 10, 2017

Glenn A. ( Butch ) Crowell, Jr, age 65, of Stratford, beloved husband of Catherine Atanase Crowell, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Born and raised in Bridgeport, son of the late Glenn and Patrina Giordanella Crowell, He attended Bullard Havens Technical School where he learned his trade of carpentry. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Vietnam War...
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George G. Eads

December 4, 1945 - January 9, 2017

George G. Eads, age 71, of Southbury, Conn., died January 9, 2017. Known to family as Bobby, he was born December 4, 1945, to L. Gaither and Emily (Sperry) Eads of rural Nashville and graduated from Brown County High School in 1964. He is survived by his siblings, Tony (Mary Ellen) of Oak Park, Ill.; Don (Cindy) of Bloomington, Ind.; Skip (Kat) of West Lafayette, Ind.; and Julie (Doug) of...
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George G. Eads

December 4, 1945 - January 9, 2017

George G. Eads, age 71, of Bridgeport and Southbury, born December 4, 1945, entered into eternal life on Monday morning January 9, 2017. I had swell time-thanks to you. "It's not life that matters, but the courage you bring it." In lieu of flowers or charitable donations, George asks you to speak kindly of others and to do a good deed. Bye for now….George.
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Darrell Edgar Holland

December 5, 1967 - January 7, 2017

Darrell Edgar Holland was born on December 5, 1967 in Yonkers, New York to the late Florence Holland and Joseph Gonzalez. Darrell Holland passed away peacefully on January 7, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Darrell was educated in the Yonkers school system where he graduated in 1986 from Yonkers High School. In 1988, he became employed by the Town of Eastchester, New York...
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Rafael Angel Hernandez

March 26, 1945 - January 1, 2017

Rafael Angel "El Negro" Hernandez, age 71, beloved husband of, Clara Reinoso Hernandez, of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully into eternal life with his family by his side on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Born and raised in Aquas Buenas, Puerto Rico, Rafael moved to New York in 1965, where he met and married the love of his life, Clara, then finally settled in Bridgeport in...
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Mary Harayda Garrity

August 1, 1951 - December 31, 2016

Mary Harayda Garrity, age 65, of Bridgeport, wife of the late William Garrity, Jr., passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016 with her loving family and special friend by her side after a courageous health battle. Mary was born in Bridgeport on August 1, 1951, daughter of the late Andrew and Julia Ragan Harayda. In her early years, Mary was employed at Lafayette Bank, but after having her...
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James D. Blomberg

January 5, 1979 - December 31, 2016

James Donald Blomberg, age 37, devoted husband to Sangita Malhotra Blomberg, of Greenfield Hill in Fairfield, passed away suddenly on December 31, 2016. In addition to Sangita, his loving wife of eight years, many beautiful memories of James will be embraced by his cherished son, Grayson James Blomberg; his parents, Donald and Christine Blomberg; one sister, Shannon Blomberg; maternal...
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Mildred T. Bonazzo

October 21, 1917 - December 30, 2016

Mildred T. Bonazzo, age 99, of Trumbull, devoted wife of the late Joseph F. Bonazzo, peacefully entered into eternal life on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Maefair Health Care Center. Born in Bridgeport to the late Philip and Mary Tedesco Lucy, Millie was a longtime Bridgeport resident before moving to Trumbull in 1991. She had worked in her father's store, Lucy's Supermarket, before becoming a...
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Alan Gordon Cherry, Jr.

April 22, 1924 - December 18, 2016

Alan Gordon Cherry Jr., age 92, of Glen Head, New York, passed away on December 18, 2016. Gordon will be remembered by his children, Jennifer Cherry, and her husband, John Emanuel, of Fairfield, Alan G. Cherry, III and Tim Cherry, both of Glen Head; two cherished grandchildren, Everly and John Emanuel; his nieces, Caroline Marren and Jacqueline Dillon. In addition to his beloved wife, Margaret...
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Elizabeth Vanghele

March 20, 1928 - December 17, 2016

Elizabeth (Betty) Dorothy Vanghele, age 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 17, 2016. Born in Bridgeport on March 20, 1928 to Theodore and Angelina Nastu Giambazi, Betty attended Bridgeport schools and then worked at the Bryant Electric Company and later the University of Bridgeport in the college's Records Department for many years until her retirement. Betty enjoyed reading,...
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Catherine A. Svendberg

December 29, 1939 - December 15, 2016

Catherine Ann Svendberg, age 76, of Bridgeport, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Born and raised in Orland, Maine, daughter of the late Bernard and Carolyn Dunbar Carlisle, Cathy moved to Bridgeport and had been a local resident for most of her life. She had worked for many years for the A & P grocery store of Boston Avenue and later for Stop & Shop of Westport until her retirement....
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Kenneth Grindrod

August 28, 1930 - December 14, 2016

Kenneth Joseph Grindrod, born August 28, 1930, to the late Leo and Cecelia McArvel Grindrod, reunited eternally with the love of his life, Matilda "Tilly" and his son, Curtis, on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, peacefully with his loving family by his side. Ken served his country in the Navy for nine years, criss crossing the oceans before settling down in Fairfield, CT where he lived for the...
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Rebecca T. Martin

December 13, 2016

Rebecca Theresa Martin of Southport passed away on December 13, 2016. Born in Havana, Cuba, she is survived by her loving husband Neal Brady and countless other family members and friends that cherished Becky including several nieces, a nephew, their children and her beloved dog Cooper. She is predeceased by parents Carlos and Maria Martin, and brother Carlos. Calling hours will be held on...
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James Edward Matyas

November 26, 1930 - December 12, 2016

James Edward Matyas, age 86, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Patricia Bitso Matyas, entered into eternal life on Monday, December 12, 2016. James was born in Bridgeport to the late James and Sophie Rozum Matyas and was a graduate of Bassick High School. He took pleasure in gardening, baseball, photography, and travel. In addition to his loving wife, Patricia, James' memory will lovingly be...
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Allan Chomortany

July 7, 1935 - December 6, 2016

Allan Chomortany, age 81, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Evelyn Convertito Chomortany, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 in his home. Born in Brasso, Romania to the late Joseph and Helen Krobl Chomortany, Allan was raised in Budapest, Hungary and came to the United States in 1956 at the start of the Hungarian Revolution. After arriving in the United States, Allan...
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Ilona Gaal

July 19, 1937 - December 2, 2016

Ilona Gaal, age 79, of Monroe, beloved wife to the late Laszlo Gaal, entered into eternal life on Friday, December 2, 2016. Ilona was born in Szentgothard, Hungary to the late Istvan and Jolan Pek Holecz. Prior to her retirement, she had worked for RBC Heim Bearings as a marker inspector. A devout catholic, she was a parishioner of St. Emery Church in Fairfield and belonged to the senior center...
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Edna Isacs

August 1, 1928 - December 1, 2016

Edna Flicker Isacs, age 88, wife of the late Herman Isacs III, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016. Born in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late W. Raymond Flicker and Gertrude Hope Flicker. Mr. Flicker was the President and Publisher of The Bridgeport Post, Telegram and Sunday Post, which was founded by his father and where Mrs. Isacs served as a Director for many years. Mrs....
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Genevieve Reichman

September 29, 1921 - November 30, 2016

Genevieve Reichman, age 95, of Fairfield, beloved wife to the late William A. Reichman, entered into eternal life on November 30, 2016. A devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Genevieve's memory will be embraced by her children, Barbara McShane and her husband Thomas, of Fairfield, William Reichman and his wife Donna, of St. Charles, IL, Glen Reichman and his wife Vickie, of...
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James Nicola

May 28, 1925 - November 30, 2016

James Nicola, age 91, of Trumbull, formerly of Bridgeport, beloved brother of Elena Olszyk, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Born and raised in Bridgeport, son of the late Vasil and Parascheva Demeter Nicola, James was a Trumbull resident for several years. Jim was a graduate of Bassick High School, Class of 1943. He then joined the United States Army and served during WWII aboard...
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Debra A. Estock

November 7, 1955 - November 29, 2016

Debra ( Debbie ) Ann Estock, age 61, of Fairfield, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Born in Bridgeport, daughter of Doris Holecz Estock and the late John Estock Jr., Debra was a lifelong Fairfield Town resident. She had worked for many years as the Managing Editor for the Cooperator Newspaper publication of New York City and the Fairfield Citizen Newspaper prior to that. Debbie loved...
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