Obituary: James T. McDonald, 72

James “Jim” T. McDonald

In Memory of James T. McDonald, 1948 – 2020 

Jim McDonald passed away in his home, with loved ones by his side, on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 17, at the age of 72. The world lost a longtime skilled musician, teacher, patron of animals, lover of the beach, Continue reading “Obituary: James T. McDonald, 72”

Obituary: Freda Fensky Dickinson, 96

Freda Fensky Dickinson

Freda Fensky Dickinson, daughter of Gustafson and Bertha Fensky, born on February 29, 1924, passed away on September 26, 2020. She lived in Easton, Connecticut most of her life until she moved to Port Saint Lucie, Florida to be near her daughter and son-in-law, Continue reading “Obituary: Freda Fensky Dickinson, 96”

Obituary: Edward J. Fitz Jr., 86

Edward J. Fitz Jr., age 86, formerly of Fairfield, more recently of Trumbull, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 8. Born in Easton, Ed grew up in Fairfield and graduated from Roger Ludlowe High School, class of 1952. After graduating, he enlisted in the Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Continue reading “Obituary: Edward J. Fitz Jr., 86”

Obituary: Dorothy ‘Dot’ Bannow Larson, 93

Dorothy “Dot” Bannow Larson

Dorothy “Dot” Bannow Larson, age 93, died peacefully on Friday morning, September 25, 2020 at her home in Fairfield. Mrs. Larson, wife of the late Gilbert Ragnar Larson, was born in Bridgeport on May 31, 1927 to the late Rudolph and Elsa Bannow. Prior Continue reading “Obituary: Dorothy ‘Dot’ Bannow Larson, 93”

Obituary: Stephen Anthony Sylvestro, 70

Stephen Anthony Sylvestro

Although cancer won on Sept. 6 after a 15-year battle, Stephen Anthony Sylvestro rarely lost a race. An elite athlete since the ’70s, he regularly placed in the top 10 in his age group in the many road races, triathlons, biathlons, and adventure races Continue reading “Obituary: Stephen Anthony Sylvestro, 70”

Obituary: Jeanne Marie Taylor (Sylvestro), 95

Jeanne Marie Taylor (Sylvestro)

Born in Worcester, Mass. in 1924, Jeanne Marie Taylor (Sylvestro) grew into a woman who gave to those she met the love she was denied in childhood. She graduated from Commerce High School and married Staff Sargent Anthony Paul Sylvestro in 1947 when Continue reading “Obituary: Jeanne Marie Taylor (Sylvestro), 95”

Obituary: Norma Bechtel Hummerstone, 74

Norma Bechtel Hummerstone

Norma Bechtel Hummerstone passed away on August 28 at her home in Stonington, Conn.  She was 74.  She had struggled with brain cancer for a year.

Norma (formerly Norma J. Martin) lived for many years in Milford and then Easton, Conn., where she raised Continue reading “Obituary: Norma Bechtel Hummerstone, 74”

Obituary: Robert Joseph Wade Jr., 84

Robert Joseph Wade Jr.

Robert Joseph Wade Jr. (84) passed away peacefully Friday, August 14, 2020, at his home in Easton CT, surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born January 19, 1936, to the late Robert and Eleanor Wade. He Graduated from West Haven High School and enlisted Continue reading “Obituary: Robert Joseph Wade Jr., 84”

Obituary: Phyllis Ringenberg Ewing, 95

Phyllis Jean Ringgenberg Ewing

Phyllis Jean Ringgenberg Ewing, age 95, died on July 4, 2020 in hospice care at Willow Brook Court, Rock Hill, SC. Phyllis was born on February 25, 1925 in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Her husband of 56 years, Robert Parsons Ewing, was predeceased in 2003. Continue reading “Obituary: Phyllis Ringenberg Ewing, 95”

Obituary: Dorothy (Miller) Sondheim, 94

Dorothy (Miller) Sondheim, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 of advanced age at her residence at Bridges by Epoch, Trumbull, CT. Mrs. Sondheim was born in NYC in 1926 to Albert S. Salvin and Elizabeth Salvin, and was raised with her brother Arthur Salvin (deceased) in Norwalk, Continue reading “Obituary: Dorothy (Miller) Sondheim, 94”