For the year 2001
Last updated: Thursday, January 03, 2002
(please see after this list for more descriptive links by date of death )
Allen, William I.
Baker, Albert M.
Baker, James "Ed"
Beltran, Mary Jane
Bergstraser, Eleanor Hilton
Bliss, Lillian Bennett
Bloomer, Andrew Thomas
Boring, Mary Catherine
Brady, Anne Rose
Brooks, Isabel F.
Brown, Alice Creagh
Brown, Eleanor Leal
Brown, William Jr.
Brunetti, Dante R.
Bryant, Jo Ann
Burgoon, James A.
Bye, Arthur E.
Carter, Emeline Starr
Casey, Cornelius 'Neil'
Casey, William F.
Cavallo, Vito A.
Crozier, Ronald D.
DeLuca, Leonora Roberti
Dlugo, Helen Heibeck
Dyer, Ruth Kobler
Dzamko, Frances Nalley
Evans, Anne Del Biondo
Failla, Caroline Grace
Flagg, Darlene "Dee"
Flagg, Wilson "Bud"
Flaherty, Martin "Bud"
Ford, Doris Irene
Fortin, Helen 'Nell'
Foyto, Susan Elizabeth
Frulla, Mario "Mugsy"
Heller, H. Joseph
Hilton, Eleanor (see Bergstraser)
Howald, John V.
Hultberg, Margaret Anthony
Huntoon, David D.
Hyde, James 'Spense'
Kabot, Jane Smith
Kehoe, Eugene Joey
Kinnaird, Richard F.
Leach, George C.
Luiz, Cidalia "Kate"
Lynch, Alice Rockwell
Maltas, R. Benjamin
Martin, Thomas R.
Marra, Richard C.
McDevitt, Paul R.
McKeon, Daniel M.
McKeown, Jeffrey Peter
McMahon, Sister Genevieve
McMaManus, Sister Frances
Menagh, Donald F.
Moylan, Francis P.
Nigh, the Rev. William
O'Dowd, Lottie Karwoski
Pedersen, Charles Richard
Polverari, Gino Bob
Rizy, Mary Gill
Sanger, Charles "Ben"
Servadio, Dr. Gildo Joseph
Squire, Elizabeth Daniels
Towne, Margaret McGlynn
Vitti, Nancy DiPietro
Warner, Frank E.
Webb, Delita B.
Wentzel, Joan C.
Obituaries by date of death
Sister Genevieve McMahon, teacher, principal, congregation leader, Jan. 2
Mary Russell, 92, hat designer and Ridgefielder since 1937, helped many people, Jan. 5
Joseph Sweeney, 71, former school board member and administrator who fought waste, Jan. 8
Francis Engelhardt, 80, longtime Ridgefielder, Menís Club member, Jan. 9
Margaret McGlynn Towne, 84, native, secretary, mother of Vietnam victim, Jan. 10
Lillian Bennett Bliss, 84, a nurse and longtime Ridgefielder, ancestors were early settlers, Jan. 12
Julio Petrini, 75, postal worker who grew up and lived in Branchville, Jan. 12
Mary Catherine Bernard Boring, pioneer stewardess who helped agencies as a volunteer, Jan. 14
Eugene Barraro, 87, active Ridgefield Democrat, Jan. 21
John "Jack" Emmons, 90, longtime Ridgefielder who rode the Branchville train to school, Jan. 25
William I. Allen, 67, town watchdog who founded Independent Party, Jan. 27
Douglas Andres, 78, IBM manager and avid gardener, Jan. 27
Marinelli, 84, retired seamstress and 51 year
resident, Jan. 27
Nancy DiPietro Vitti, 48, worked at Ridgefield Pharmacy many years, Jan. 28
Lillian Leff, 85, model, homemaker, and manager, Jan. 28
John "Jack" Frulla, 81, native son who survived Pearl Harbor, Jan. 30
Bruce Jeannont, 53, broadcaster and teacher, Jan. 30
Harvey Gustafson, 81, artist and teacher who lived here 34 years, Jan. 31
Jo Ann Bryant, 71, champion equestrian, Feb. 2
Donald F. Menagh, 85, noted New York City labor lawyer, 45-year Ridgefielder, Feb. 7
Charles B. Sanger, 88, was artist for MGM film posters, Feb. 10
Michael Keefe, 47, former Air Force navigator who grew up here, Feb. 13
Irene Hopkins, 95, who volunteered many years for church, Feb. 14
Andrew J. DiPietro, 85, mason and homebuilder, Feb. 15
Mario "Mugsy" Frulla, 82, three-time fire chief and former policeman, Feb. 20
Eleanor Hilton Bergstraser, 68, former teacher, Feb. 20
Delita B. Webb, 77, a church and NAACP leader, Feb. 20
Margaret Lantry, 89, former Ridgefielder, worked for Perkin Elmer, Feb. 21
Elizabeth Daniels Squire, 74, mystery writer and former reporter, Feb. 25
Stanley Beetham, once ran for congress, husband of former Barbara Barnard, Feb. 25
Everett Gager, artist and designer who created Goldfish package, March 3
Natalie R. Ray, 79, Naval officer who helped break enemy codes, March 3
Claire Stauffer, 66, former Ridgefielder who remained active in Jesse Lee church, March 4
Mary Gill Rizy, 90, retired teacher, March 7
George C. Leach, 94, Hawaii native and TV repairman, March 8
Kristin Hauspurg, 23, former Ridgefielder, March 8
Carol Hathaway, 80, former Ridgefielder, March 8
Emeline Starr Carter, 97, member of prominent Ridgefield family, March 9
Barbara Ann Deegan, 69, a founder of Meals on Wheels, March 10
Leonora Roberti DeLuca, 81, lifelong Ridgefielder who brightened lives, March 12
Roger Akerman, 28, RHS Class of 1990, worked for Time Warner, March 15
Jeffrey Peter McKeown, 45, paper company executive, March 16
Dr. Gildo Joseph Servadio, 72, noted food scientist, Ridgefield native, March 16
David D. Huntoon, 75, cautious planner, friend of education, March 17
Evo Fronzi, 88, native of Italy, Morganti worker, March 18
Amanda Carpenter, five months old, March 19
Andrew Kohut, 100, retired electrician, March 21
Edith Gleason, 70, longtime town watchdog, March 23
Filomena Marsili, 68, operated restaurant and deli, March 26
Anne Del Biondo Evans, 76, crafter, golfer who hit first Dlhy Ridge hole-in-one, March 29
Albert Fortin, 80, American Legion leader, Ridgefielder in his youth, March 29
Alice Rockwell Lynch, 82, antiques dealer, aided unfortunate, cousin of Pat Nixon, March 31
Richard C. Marra, 72, active in Catholic Church, trained IBM managers, April 2
Scott Polley, 43, grew up here, active in Simsbury, April 7
R. Benjamin Maltas, 83, toolmaker, coach, played Santa from Frances Cleaners, April 10
Joan C. Wentzel, 69, former Ridgefielder, active in Bristol, April 12
Sharon Brizendine, 42, former model and emergency room nurse, April 16
Floyd G. Hayes, 83, retired railroad engineer, 55 year resident, April 21
Primo Principi, 80, mason, veteran, lifelong Ridgefielder, April 29
Eugene Joey Kehoe, 58, Vietnam veteran, former Ridgefielder, April 30
Hanny Knight, 70, real estate broker and active volunteer, May 1
Helen Bacchiochi, 87, businesswoman, home health aide, May 2
Dr. Stephen Galluzzo, 50, food scientist, May 3
Fred E. Litwin, 86, retired machinist, May 4
Doris Irene Ford, 81, active volunteer, May 5
Eleanor Leal Brown, 82, former Ridgefielder, May 13
William Eisele, 42, Georgetown Jeep service manager, RHS Class of 1977, May 15
John V. Howald, 66, Dupont lab technician, Army veteran, May 19
William Brown Jr., 77, TWA captain, ice boat racer, decoy carver, May 21
Alice Greer, 88, longtime Ridgefielder, OWLS member, May 21
Lottie Karwoski O'Dowd, 97, Blue Cross manager, early commuter, May 22
Jane Smith Kabot, 67, Smith graduate, former Ridgefielder, May 22
Dennis Haley, 39, RHS Class of 1980, trucker, outdoorsman, May 24
Margaret Anthony Hultberg, 45, RHS Class of 1973, university official, May 24
Harriet A. Callahan, 67, publisher and former Ridgefield, May 27
Katherine Angela Morey, 68, Woolworth bookkeeper, native of Ireland, May 28
Marie Canavan, 91, sales representative who loved family, May 28
Randall Wogksch, 44, grew up in Ridgefield, May 31
Imogene Coca, 92, pioneer TV comedienne, actress, who loved Ridgefield, June 2
Albert M. Baker, 66, conservationist, MRI engineer, longtime Ridgefielder, June 3
Christopher Vyas, 18, RHS junior, loved sports, overcame handicap, June 6
Randolph Link, 52, popular scout leader and coach, June 6
Paul R. McDevitt, 73, town official, political leader, jazz musician, June 7
Louis Hoelscher, 75, painting and wallpaper contractor, June 10
Thomas Ryan Martin, 36, chef, carpenter, lifelong Ridgefielder, June 11
Ruth Kobler Dyer, 79, sculptor, former Aldrich co-director, June 14
Irmgard Mettin, 88, governess, baby nurse, choir singer, June 16
Valeria Veola Reed, 87, pioneer woman pilot, teacher, missionary, June 19
Susan E. Foyto, 56, homemaker, worked at Home Video Outlet, June 21
Margaret Ames, 84, classics scholar, teacher, June 22
Valerie DeFranco, 62, homemaker who loved animals and flowers, June 23
Josephine Bevacqua, 100, longtime active Republican, June 24
William F. Casey, 69, plumbing contractor, native son, June 28
Janet Acorn, 78, worked at Community Center, July 1
Daniel Manning McKeon, 94, community leader, conservationist, for 64 years, July 11
Evelyn Ciulla, 82, artist and businesswoman, July 13
Irene Pastorello, 81, homemaker, native of Little Italy, July 13
Andrew "Tom" Bloomer, 56, mechanical designer, RHS 1963, July 23
Everson, Samantha, 31, mother of two, lifelong Ridgefielder, July 23
Kirsten Maki, 66, nurse, former Ridgefielder, July 23
Francis P. Moylan, 81, fire chief, first full-time fire marshal, July 24
Fred Bryant, longtime Republican Town Committee member, July 24
Gino Bob Polverari, 85, ran the Ridgefield water company, July 26
Dorothy Honan, 83, retired teacher, world traveler, July 31
Kevin Kopins, former Ridgefielder, Aug. 5
Robert Kraus, 76, noted cartoonist, author, illustrator, publisher, Aug. 7
Larry Adler, 87, harmonica virtuoso, here during Communist witch hunt, Aug. 7
Jason Lowe, 31, sales representative, avid golfer, Aug. 12
James "Ed" Baker, 64, retired Lazard Freres executive who enjoyed his Harley, Aug. 13
Anne Rose Brady, 72, homemaker, two-year Ridgefielder, Aug. 15
Martin "Bud" Flaherty, 70, former Pan American pilot, Aug. 17
Dr. Ronald D. Crozier, 71, international mining expert, Aug. 18
Yolanda Phelan, 79, 45-year Ridgefielder, active in Meals on Wheels, Aug. 19
Townsend Keeler, 83, retired nurseryman, former Ridgefielder, Aug. 21
Helen Heibeck Dlugo, 77, the ice cream lady from Georgetown, Aug. 26
Vito A. Cavallo, 89, retired butcher, active in taxpayers league, loved to dance, Sept. 3
Frances Nalley Dzamko, 86, Ridgefield native, longtime Danburian, Sept. 3
Selina Silleck, 88, teacher who headed Pratt Institute Department, Sept. 7
Sister Frances McManus, 100, longtime educator and nun, Sept. 9
Earl Rubin, 66, early president of Temple Shearith Israel, Sept. 10
Wilson "Bud" Flagg and Darlene "Dee" Flagg, admiral and community leader, Flight 77 victims, Sept. 11
Barbara Edwards, 58, former Ridgefielder on Flight 77, Sept. 11
Robert Higley, 30, insurance executive, former Ridgefielder, at Trade Center, Sept. 11
Tyler Ugolyn, 23, athletic star, top student, devout Catholic, at Trade Center, Sept. 11
John Williamson, 46, New York City fire battalion chief, son of Ridgefielder, Sept. 11
H. Joseph Heller, 37, commodities broker, victim of Trade Center attack, Sept. 11
Kelly Ann West, 36, secretary who wrote a cookbook, Sept. 14
Joy Thies, 71, portrait and landscape artist, Sept. 20
Jeanne Mennis, 77, longtime Stamford resident and hospital volunteer, Sept. 20
John Singleton, 87, former Ridgefielder who had been a Glens Falls, N.Y., merchant, Sept. 21
Sally Powers, 59, retired teacher and school counselor, Sept. 25
Dante R. Brunetti, 77, haberdasher, longtime realtor, native, RHS '42, Sept. 26
The Rev. William Nigh, 52, former minister of First Congregational Church, Sept. 27
Domenica Sachetti, 91, native of Italy, adopted war orphan, Sept. 28
Marie D'Arpa, 95, longtime Ridgefielder, expert dressmaker, Sept. 29
Dale Bertalovitz, 60, was pastor here, Sept. 30
Joan Antkiw, 80, former operating room supervisor, Oct. 2
Emily C. Verna, 76, RHS '42, lived here many years, loved needlework, Oct. 2
Harold "Grumpy" Lenniger, 90, butcher who worked at Gristede's, West Lane Market, Oct. 4
Dominic Colabufo, 83, retired IBM elevator mechanic, Oct. 4
Jacqueline Babbin, 80, television and movie producer, Oct. 6
Frank E. Warner, 89, banker and civic leader for many years, Oct. 8
Cidalia "Kate" Luiz, 84, longtime Bridgeport resident, Oct. 11
Otto Pambianchi, 85, decorated World War II veteran, Oct. 12
Cornelius 'Neil' Casey, 72, town soccer pioneer, played in World Cup, Oct. 17
James A. Burgoon, 57, executive and veteran, Oct. 21
John Neil McCaffrey, 8, victim of leukemia who charmed everyone he met, Oct. 22
Margaret Blessey, 88, gardener and longtime Ridgefielder, Oct. 24
Kenneth Meury, 44, RHS '75, Subaru regional manager, Oct. 25
Charles Richard Pedersen, 78, attorney, American Can executive, Oct. 26
Larry Aldrich, 95, museum founder, championed artists & open space, Oct. 27
Patricia Ruschmeyer, 77, longtime Ridgefielder, Oct. 27
June Keglovits, 69, senior citizens columnist, active at Senior Center, Oct. 28
Mary E. "Betty" Esterheld, 80, active in community, early Kodak manager, Nov. 4
Roy Farra, 69, retired Eastern Airlines pilot, owned Villager Printers, Nov. 4
Dorothy Plisko, 78, 15-year Ridgefielder, Nov. 9
Lillian Tutules, 94, once taught in one-room Wyoming schoolhouse, Nov. 9
Betty 'Beulah' Pouliot Metz, 88, native of Vermont, Nov. 9
Norma Cassavechia, 77, was a cook in the schools here, Nov. 14
Alice Creagh Brown, 90, taught in one-room schoolhouse, lifelong Ridgefielder, Nov. 16
James 'Spence' Hyde, 36, native son, diver, died in Florida boating accident, Nov. 16
Howard Chard, 93, painter and boat builder, Nov. 20
Bettie Caraway, 72, office manager, active in church, Thrift Shop, Nov. 21
Ginny P. Tango, 42, Pitney Bowes manager, dancer, pianist, Nov. 22
Barbara Lee Johnson, 73, active in civic and church work, descendant of town founders, Nov. 22
Jane Maucere, 86, active in volunteer groups, longtime resident, Nov. 24
Frank Wilk, 83, taught at Farmingville School, Nov. 24
Arthur E. Bye, 82, internationally known landscape architect, Nov. 25
Mary Jane Beltran, 63, nursing professor, active Methodist, Nov. 27
Robert "Bob" Gustafson, 81, Press cartoonist and Red Sox fan, Nov. 28
Helen "Nell" Fortin, 89, active in Legion Auxiliary, native daughter, Nov. 28
Michael Hugh Bibb, 30, master's degree student, Dec. 1
Caroline Grace Failla, two months old, Dec. 4
Lester Lefferts, 81, draftsman, first parking officer, Dec. 8
Isabel F. Brooks, 73, registered nurse, Dec. 9
Patricia Purfield, 50, hospital volunteer, Dec. 11
Elizabeth "Betty" Mulvaney, 85, longtime teacher, Dec. 11
Richard Kinnaird, 88, optical expert, worked on space program, Dec. 11
David Leitner, 57, interior decorator, antiques expert, Dec. 16
Norma Autuori, 96, teacher and musician, Dec. 22
Rhona Mahler Stein Meyer, 50, insurance executive, Dec. 22
Henry "Harry" Russell, 75, businessman and church trustee, Dec. 23
Edith Barone, 97, former office manager who loved needlework, Dec. 24
Angelo Gurrieri, 44, property manager who was a poet and dancer, Dec. 26
Rudy and Darlene Cioffoletti Casagrande, victims of fire, Dec. 27
Marion S. Baxter, 70, 50-year-resident, former teacher, Dec. 28
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