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  • Mary T. Gemmola

    Mary T. Gemmola died peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of September 11 at Bethel Health Care at the age of 95. She was born Mary Tateo in the Bronx on July 18, 1919, to Clementia and Paul Tateo. She was a longtime resident of the Bronx before moving to Conn...

  • Susan L. Kocis

    Susan L. Kocis died peacefully July 24, in Newtown. Born to Gladys D. and John J. Kocis of Trumbull, she was a graduate of Trumbull High School and Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla.

  • Ada Levette

    Deacon Ada Levette, 80, of Trumbull, formerly a 50-year resident of Bridgeport, died September 4 at St Joseph’s Manor, Trumbull, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Tallahassee, Fla., she was the daughter of Robert P. and Betty Doyle Baker. She was employed as a psychiatric aide at the former Fairfield Hills Hospital, Newtown, for 27 years.

  • Captain John M. Wilkinson

    A memorial service for Captain John M. Wilkinson, 85, who died June 1 at his home in Newtown, will take place at 11 am, Saturday, September 20, at the Chapel at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London. A luncheon will held after the service, at noon, at the Officers Club at the Academy.

  • Ernest Siladi

    Ernest “Ernie” Siladi, 90, a resident of Maplewood at Newtown, died peacefully, September 3, 2014. He was born June 16, 1924, in Stamford, and was the son of Helen Rimany Siladi and Joseph Walter Siladi Prior to moving to Newtown, he lived in Fishkill, N.Y., and Stamford.

  • W. Nelson 'Skip' Roberts

    W. Nelson “Skip” Roberts, 91, of Newtown died peacefully Wednesday, September 3, in the presence of his family, following a brief illness. He grew up with his younger sister, Gertrude, in rural New Monmouth, N.J., where he was born August 14, 1923, and regularly attended services at the New Monmouth Baptist Church with his parents, Agnes and Wilbur Roberts.

  • Mary Elizabeth Mockovak

    Mary Elizabeth (Shanley) Mockovak, 80, of Bethel, and formerly of Newtown, died September 3. Ms Mockovak was born May 13, 1934, in Danbury, a daughter of Martha and Frank Shanley.

  • Beverly Walker

    Beverly “Bev” (Robbins) Walker, 91, of Florida and Maine died peacefully September 3. She was born in Farmington, Maine, January 5, 1923, the daughter of Ethel and Gerald Robbins. Surviving Mrs Walker are her children and their spouses, Janet and Charles Huot of Newtown, and Roger and Suzanne Walker of Longmont, Colo.

  • Ilse Katherine Geslien

    Ilse Katherine (Foster) Geslien, 64, died suddenly August 29, at her home in Southbury. She lived in Monroe for most of her life, until moving to Southbury in 2006. Her mother, Ilse C. Foster, a member of Newtown Congregational Church for more than 50 year...

  • Frank D. Marinaccio

    Frank D. Marinaccio, 85, of Trumbull, beloved husband of Rose Petruzzo Marinaccio, died September 2 at St Vincent’s Medical Center. In addition to his wife of 62 years, survivors include a daughter, Barbara Pisacreta, and her husband Bill, of Newtown...