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Former Pitcher Branca Dies, Father-In-Law Of Stamford's Bobby Valentine

Former Pitcher Branca Dies, Father-In-Law Of Stamford's Bobby Valentine

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Ralph Branca, a native of Mount Vernon and the pitcher who served up Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World" Home Run, died on Wednesday morning, according to multiple reports. Branca was 90. 

The death was announced by Branca's son-in-law and former New York ...

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Bethel's John Dietter, 83, Active In Politics, Stony Hill Fire Co.

Bethel's John Dietter, 83, Active In Politics, Stony Hill Fire Co.

BETHEL, Conn. — John "Jack" Dietter died Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, at his home in Bethel. He was 83. A longtime resident of Bethel, he was born in Maybrook, N.Y., where he enjoyed advent...

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Kara Kathleen Kovlakas, 32, Norwalk Teacher

Kara Kathleen Kovlakas, 32, Norwalk Teacher

NORWALK, Conn. — Kara Kathleen Kovlakas, a teacher at Marvin Elementary in Norwalk, died at home in Trumbull on Thursday, Oct 13. She was 32.  Kara Kovlakas was the wife of Andy Kovlakas,...

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Sherrie T. Blount, 31, Of Danbury

Sherrie T. Blount, 31, Of Danbury

DANBURY, Conn. -- Sherrie T. Blount of Danbury, a teacher's aide, died on Saturday, Oct. 8. She was 31. She was born on June 10, 1985, in Danbury. She is the daughter of James T. Blount I...

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Wake, Funeral Services Scheduled For Former Brookfield High Player, 21

Wake, Funeral Services Scheduled For Former Brookfield High Player, 21

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Funeral services have been set for Robby Schartner, a Manhattanville College lacrosse player who was hit and killed by an allegedly drunken driver as he was walking ...

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Mario J. Luis, 51, Former Danbury Resident

Mario J. Luis, 51, Former Danbury Resident

SHERMAN, Conn. — Mario J. Luis of Sherman died on Wednesday, Sept. 14, as a result of a motorcycle accident in New Fairfield. He was 51.  Luis was born in Portugal, April 9, 1965, the son...

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Fred Hellerman, 89, Last Member Of The Weavers, Dies At Weston Home

Fred Hellerman, 89, Last Member Of The Weavers, Dies At Weston Home

WESTON, Conn. — Fred Hellerman, a folk singer and last remaining member of The Weavers, died Thursday at his longtime Weston home, according to the Connecticut Post. Hellerman, who was al...

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Gene Wilder, 83, Of 'Blazing Saddles,' 'Willy Wonka' Dies At Stamford Home

Gene Wilder, 83, Of 'Blazing Saddles,' 'Willy Wonka' Dies At Stamford Home

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford resident Gene Wilder, who appeared in "Blazing Saddles" and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," among other films, died Monday from complications of Alzhe...

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Joseph DePalma, 54, Art Teacher At Danbury's Rogers Park Middle School

Joseph DePalma, 54, Art Teacher At Danbury's Rogers Park Middle School

DANBURY, Conn. -- Joseph DePalma, of Prospect, died Sunday, Aug. 14. He was 54. DePalma had been an art teacher at Rogers Park Middle School in Danbury for over 30 years. In 2006, he was ...

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Marie Dunn, 50, Stormville Mother Of Two

Marie Dunn, 50, Stormville Mother Of Two

CARMEL, N.Y. -- Marie Dunn, a Stormville mother of two, died Monday. She had just turned 50. Her wake will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Cargain Funeral Home, ...

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Lee Papageorge, Owner Of Oscar’s Deli In Westport, Dies

Lee Papageorge, Owner Of Oscar’s Deli In Westport, Dies

WESTPORT, Conn. — A week after the Westport landmark Oscar’s Delicatessen closed its doors for good, its longtime owner died after a long battle with lung cancer. Lee Papageorge died Mond...

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Fairfield's Suzanne Wright, Co-Founder Of Autism Speaks, Dies At 69

Fairfield's Suzanne Wright, Co-Founder Of Autism Speaks, Dies At 69

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Autism Speaks co-founder Suzanne Wright died Friday, July 29, at her home in Fairfield after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 69. At the helm of Auti...

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