For the year 2002
Alphabetical Name index
(please see after this list for more descriptive links by date of death )
Anderson, Robert 'Bert"
Barnes, Concetta "Connie"
Barry, J. Brian
Bellagamba, James V.
Blanchard, Elias Frank
Boyle, Theresa "Gerry"
Brennan, Mary K.
Brolin, Edward M.
Butterfield, Joan Hanna
Canfield, David E.
Cassar, Stanley J.
Casey, William H.
Clark, Thomas W.
Corrie, John G.
Cosgrove, Edward J.
Covello, Rita M.
Dailey, Dr. Joseph P.
Dalton, Diana Dayton
Daudt, Charles H.
De Lutio, John
DiOrio, James V.
Easterbrooks, Virginia Smith
Englert, John R.
Ettinger, Joan B.
Frentrop, Arthur H.
Gagnebin, Charles L.
Grote, Dr. William J.,
Guigui, Dr. Armand
Haight, John F.
Hayes, Daniel J.
Hemm, Frederick X.
Holik, Frank J.
Hoyt, Lawrence C.
Jennings, Mary Alice
Johnson, John W.
Johnston, Mary Stewart Cunningham
Jones, Thomas P.
Keith, Lora A.
Klein, John J.
Konov, Jordan A.
Kysor, Harley D.
LaFontaine, Sister Reine Marie
Lavoie, Sister Juliette
MacDonald, Donald T.
Manchon, R. Karl
McCallion, Kelly Ann
McNamara, Sister Ellen
Miller, Olimpia V
Montesi, Mary Frulla
Moylan, Margaret Mary
Nilson, Capt. Erik
Norman, Dr. John
Paige, John W.
Park, Lucy Lynch
Pinchbeck, Effie W.
Reedy, Allen Dale
Rogers, Marjorie Lawson
Rose, Helen Stiles
Rowe, Donald C.
Rowley, Sister Catherine
Schmidt, Eleanor Davison
Sessa, Kenneth "Bob"
Severini, Janaile 'John'
Sharon, Estrella "Essie"
Sjovall, Gwendolyn Tulipani
Small, Milford "Mel"
Smith, Edward R.
Smith, Elizabeth Baumann
Smith, Elizabeth Floyd
Spratt, Cora H.A.
Sturges, John N.
Von Boelcskevy, Elfriede
Wilder, Robert H.
Obituaries by date of death
Edward R. Smith, 70, veteran of both Army and Marines, Jan. 1
James "Jimmy" Warner, 50, former Ridgefielder, had answering service, Jan. 3
Richard D. Harris, 63, human resources consultant, Jan. 4
Henry J. Sztencel, 76, electronics expert, Jan. 5
Mary K. Brennan, 91, native of Ireland, Jan. 7
John G. Corrie, 80, RAF veteran, watchmaker, Jan. 9
Anne Urban, legal secretary in New York City federal courts, Jan. 12
Dr. John Norman, 89, professor, author and poet, Jan. 13
Bernice Wilson, 98, active in Mary Rebekah Lodge, Jan. 14
Lucy Lynch Park, 71, Main Line gardener, volunteer, grew up here, Jan. 17
Samuel R. Sixbey, 80, aerospace engineer, worked on moon landing, Hubble telescope, Jan. 18
Charles Mayer Jr., 74, retired electrician, worked on World Trade Center, Jan. 19
Kenneth "Bob" Sessa, 85, worked at Bedient's many years, Jan. 20
Margaret Ross White Wyatt, 84, active volunteer, Jan. 20
Harley D. Kysor, 84, airline pilot and aviation consultant, Jan. 22
Donald C. Rowe, 51, Verizon attorney, active in community, Jan. 24
Olimpia V. Miller, 65, professor of English, Jan. 26
Erik Nigro, 54, chef and manager, Jan. 26
John W. Paige, 85, New York State official, artist, Jan. 26
Carl Pribanic, 73, carpenter, sportsman, Jan. 28
Joan Hanna Butterfield, 69, actress, model, teacher, Jan. 28
Ruth Farrell, 41, librarian and volunteer, Jan. 28
Greta Mische, 80, first woman Planning & Zoning commissioner, Christian educator, Feb. 7
Ellen Thompson, 79, Guiding Light actress who worked at VNA, Feb. 7
Aldo Salvestrini, 93, lifelong Ridgefielder, Feb. 8
Elizabeth B. Smith, 90, former official, pianist, 30 year resident, Feb. 10
Leo Lipani, 80, truck driver for N.Y. city, 50-year resident, Feb. 13
Sister Catherine Rowley, 88, also known as Sister St. Eunice, popular English teacher, Feb. 13
Donald F. Sirine, 81, architect and professor, NAACP leader here, Feb. 16
George J. Goodstadt, art publisher, gallery owner, Feb. 16
Alma Thomas, 93, retired switchboard operator, Feb. 16
Geraldine Kennedy, 84, active in First Congregational Church, Feb. 16
John N. Sturges, 72, builder, public official, lifelong Ridgefielder, Feb. 17
Helen A. Baumbach, 86, homemaker, fan of the opera, Feb. 18
Sally Harburger, 105, Bronxville shopkeeper, avid reader, Feb. 18
William J. Simmons Jr., 76, math teacher at the high school, 50-year Mason, Feb. 19
Edward A. Strouse, 65, Perkin-Elmer physicist, Feb. 19
Pat J. Ruvo, 81, retired upholsterer, World War II veteran, Feb. 20
Margaret "Peg" Marban, 53, IBM secretary, Ridgefielder since 1981, Feb. 20
Effie W. Pinchbeck, 94, florist, Ridgefielder since 1915, Feb. 23
Gregg Sterling, 67, master craftsman, former Ridgefielder, Feb. 24
Amalia "Amy" Koenig, 98, was Meals on Wheels volunteer, Feb. 26
Mary Maguire, 78, worked at Save the Children, Feb. 26
Dorothy "Dot" Beebe, 86, volunteer, Ridgefielder since 1972, Feb. 27
Jane Stewart, singer, choir leader, former Ridgefielder, Feb. 27
Angelo Michetti, 79, served in three theatres in World War II, March 1
Frederick Reynolds, 70, IBM retiree, former Ridgefielder, March 3
Elizabeth Floyd Smith, 77, teacher, active volunteer, worked at Silk Purse, March 3
Thomas P. Jones III, 55, homebuilder, active in youth sports, March 6
Fred Romeo, 97, carpenter, longtime Ridgefielder, March 8
Helen Link, 84, controller, hospital volunteer, March 9
Peter W. Cassavechia, 53, RHS Class of 1967, PC designer, March 10
Margaret Morrisroe, 98, longtime Ridgefielder, active at St. Mary's, March 14
Yolanda Allegretti, 99, owned dress-making company, March 14
James V. DiOrio, 83, Navy Seabee, athlete, lifelong Ridgefielder, March 15
Michael Barber, 47, cabinetmaker, former Ridgefielder, March 16
Mary Bruschi Ciuccoli, 86, longtime Ridgefielder, posed for Weir's daughter, March 25
David Canfield, 66, former town official, helped establish golf course, March 26
Milford "Mel" Small, 77, longtime Ridgefielder, professional photographer, March 26
Crys Gartner, 72, antiques dealer, columnist, March 27
Dolores Murray, 74, homemaker, piper, volunteer, March 27
Edith Blockman Waters, 103, native, teacher, honored volunteer, March 29
Robert J. Bolander, 70, retired contractor, worked for youth programs, March 30
Sister Reine Marie LaFontaine, CND, nurse and music teacher, April 1
Dr. Joseph P. Dailey, 79, pharmaceutical researcher, active in the community, April 6
Rachel Trombacco, 92, former Ridgefielder, April 9
Helen Stiles Rose, 96, former nurse, April 9
Lora A. Keith, 66, enjoyed travel, April 11
Lee Feist, 58, revived failing corporations, April 14
Jordan A. Konov, 75, lawyer and executive, escaped from Communist Bulgaria, April 15
Virginia "Jenny" Smith Easterbrooks, 81, founded Colby's, April 15
Mary L. Morris, 85, active in community, 40-year resident, April 17
Elfriede Von Boelcskevy, 90, accountant, longtime Ridgefielder, April 18
Irene H. Scott, 78, a founder of VFW Auxiliary, worked at Benrus, April 20
Thomas W. "Tom" Clark, 97, athlete, grocer, Old Timer, April 22
Catherine M. Fahey, 72, Eucharistic minister at St. Mary's, worked in publishing, law, April 24
Donald T. MacDonald, 73, 30-year post office employee, Army veteran, April 25
Joan B. Ettinger, 72, longtime Ridgefielder, volunteer, nurse, April 30
Mary Mencucci Bellagamba, 96, native of Italy, lived here more than 90 years, May 1
R. Karl Manchon, 56, executive, innkeeper, former Ridgefielder, May 2
Elias Frank Blanchard, 90, former Ridgefielder, May 3
John L. Garbin, 88, Ridgefielder for more than 60 years, May 7
Mary Frulla Montesi, 91, Ridgefield native, May 8
Rita M. Covello, 68, native of Greenwich, May 19
Frederic Ferry, 66, aerospace worker, RHS '53, native son, outdoorsman, May 19
Marjorie Lawson Rogers, 84, widow of writer/journalist Donald I. Rogers, May 19
Robert Denley, 81, longtime Ridgefield plumber, May 22
Eleanor Davison Schmidt, 79, artist, cartoonist, 42- year resident, May 30
Captain Erik Nilson, 30, Marine helicopter pilot, grew up here, RHS 1990, May 31
James V. Bellagamba, 79, flooring specialist, golfer, native of Ridgefield, June 7
Linda Albanesi, 87, worked at village shops, native of Italy, June 10
John R. Englert, 93, postal worker, Ridgefielder's father, June 10
Emma Mallucci Gemza, 88, homemaker, lived here 86 years, June 14
Estrella "Essie" Sharon, 58, nursery school teacher, outdoorswoman, June 16
Mary Stewart Cunningham Johnston, 90, longtime Ridgefielder, volunteer, loved bridge, June 16
Arthur Appert, former Ridgefielder who was World War II captain, June 17
William Laviano, 60, legendary civil rights attorney, June 21
Gwendolyn Tulipani Sjovall, 71, nurse, native of Ridgefield, June 23
Madeline Green, 84, aide to columnist, sportswoman, local volunteer, June 27
Edward M. Brolin, 71, former East Ridge Middle School principal, June 28
William J. Grote, M.D., 84, practiced in New York City, resident since 1977, June 29
Frederick X. Hemm, 74, pilot, flew Air Force One, July 6
Theresa "Gerry" Boyle, 68, former Ridgefielder and volunteer, July 6
Jonathan Chettle, 58, former Ridgefielder, July 6
Cora H.A. Spratt, 74, reader for the blind, community benefactor, July 8
Arthur H. Frentrop, 77, nuclear physicist, inventor, and artist, July 9
Ferdinand B. Bedini, 89, contractor, much honored community volunteer, July 16
Andrew F. Brady, 59, RHS Class of 1961, retired postal worker, July 18
Daniel J. Hayes, 60, grew up here, July 18
Charlotte Smith Sandberg, 88, native of Ridgefield, July 19
Frances Zandri Strouse, 92, founder of Frances Cleaners, July 21
Greta Welti, 66, native of Switzerland, longtime Ridgefielder, July 23
Armand Gallo, 83, former Ridgefielder, RHS languages teacher, July 23
Rosalie Lowman, 83, longtime resident of Stamford, July 30
J. Brian Barry, 68, local real estate agent, St. Mary's parishioner, July 31
Zofia Kaczorowski, 88, member of Polish Underground, Ridgefielder 41 years, Aug. 1
Lawrence C. Hoyt, 100, cavalry veteran, Harmonica Man, Ridgefielder for a century, Aug. 4
Frank J. Holik, 86, junior high teacher here, owned Village Locksmith, Aug. 5
William H. Casey, 84, founded Casey Fuel, was town official, Aug. 10
Stanley J. Cassar, 73, quality control engineer for Navy, Aug. 10
Mary Bruschi Pannozzo, 84, managed middle school cafeteria, Aug. 11
Jordan Barrows, 63, bank CEO, businessman, RHS Class of 1957, Aug. 11
Donald Readman, 69, submariner, teacher, popular guidance counselor, Aug. 13
Louise Pease, 92, was cafeteria manager in New Canaan, Aug. 15
Frances Romeo, 98, longtime Ridgefielder, Aug 17
Anita Spadt, 73, 30-year Ridgefielder, widow of Karl, Aug. 18
Charles Maucere, 92, Golden Gloves boxer, Army vet, Navy yard superintendent, Aug. 22
Anne Casagrande Girolmetti, 93, retired librarian, Aug. 22
Joseph Zullo, 57, painting contractor, Aug. 25
Stephanie Pongetti, 79, homemaker, widow of Gilbert Pongetti, Aug. 27
Richard Vaillancourt, 81, ice industry executive, active in community, Aug. 28
Leigh G. Carroll, 41, co-owner of Russell's Carpet Warehouse, RHS 79, Sept. 1
Lindsley LeVien, 89, Chase Manhattan Bank auditor, Sept. 1
Anne McNamara, 91, nurse, longtime Ridgefielder, Sept. 5
Dr. Armand Guigui, 75, surgeon, Sept. 7
Sister Juliette Lavoie, CND, 85, cook who learned hair-dressing and driving to help nuns, Sept. 7
Margaret Tomey, 82, nurse who helped set up MASH units in Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Sept. 8
Patricia Johnson, 76, teacher, Realtor, photographer, Sept. 9
Jean Lewis Beebe, 71, teacher, shop owner, active at St. Stephen's, Sept. 9
Linda Saraceno Paiva, 41, RHS Class of 1979, Sept. 13
Ardwino "Jack" Manna, 92, Morganti bulldozer operator who built birdhouses, Sept. 14
Nancy Gasparino, 74, owned Village Bakery, Ridgefield Coffee Shop, Sept. 14
Edward J. Cosgrove, 77, artist, art director, former Ridgefielder, Sept. 17
Ethel Webster, 90, former Ridgefielder, Sept. 26
Minnie L. Ursitti, 89, worked at Lord & Taylor, Sept. 27
Elizabeth Ann Coray, 77, musician who was active in Greenwich, Sept. 28
Richard J. Loos, 73, banker, Korean War veteran, Sept. 28
John Tulipani, 79, plumbing contract, World War II veteran, Sept. 28
John W. Johnson, 76, financial executive, Sept. 29
John J. Klein, 71, CL&P mechanic who bred prize-winning Samoyeds, Oct. 1
Jerry Robinson, 62, Marine pilot, real estate agent, Oct. 6
Sister Ellen McNamara, 101, teacher and librarian, Oct. 6
Armando Torcellini, 79, RHS 41, World War II vet, popular restaurateur, Oct. 8
Charles Cassels, 93, planning assistant, native of Argentina, Oct. 8
Marion Swigart, 87, personnel manager who named the OWLS, Oct. 10
Jesse Swartout, 21, RHS 1999, senior at Skidmore, athlete, honor student, Oct. 11
Christopher Colaneri, 33, grew up in Ridgefield, RHS 1986, Oct. 11
Ruth Craddock, 81, former Ridgefielder, antiques dealer, Oct. 11
William Stoddard, investment economist, active in civic affairs, Oct. 16
H. Leon Bailey, 61, worked at St. Mary's, active in South Salem, Oct. 18
Irene Waterman, 77, active volunteer in Buffalo area, Oct. 18
Herman A. DePass, 96, sheetmetal worker, musician, native of Jamaica, Oct. 19
Susan Alm Hawks, 81, active in community, volunteer, Oct. 24
Navio J. Ligi, 80, lifelong Ridgefielder, veteran, athlete, Oct. 25
Vincent A. Stufano, 30, worked at Deusche Bank, Oct. 25
John J. McAuley, 61, sales representative, outdoorsman, Oct. 26
Harold Althen, 72, retired engineer, former Ridgefielder, Oct. 28
Stephanie Baumann, 90, native of Vienna, Oct. 28
Sharon Garelick, 59, former temple president, Oct. 28
John F. Haight, 82, former chief of police, Bronze Star winner, Oct. 30
John A. De Lutio, longtime taxpayer activist here, Nov. 1
Mary Alice Jennings, 92, psychiatric social worker, Nov. 2
Elinor K. Wilson, 71, former Ridgefielder, King Neptune cashier, Nov. 3
Alfonso Iannacone, importer-exporter, former Ridgefielder, Nov. 4
Alice Finney, 90, former Ridgefielder who was active at Jesse Lee, Nov. 9
Gert Kaufman, 84, designer, conservationist, Nov. 10
Elizabeth Boda, 82, EKG technician, Nov. 14
Janice Cocks, 67, watercolor artist, longtime Ridgefielder, Nov. 16
Allen Dale Reedy, 86, pioneer aviator, was active here from '40s to '60s, Nov. 16
Nancy Servadio, 82, longtime assistant to selectmen, Nov. 17
William Ondrick, 72, professor who established music dept. at Stevens Institute, Nov. 17
Concetta "Connie" Stankey Barnes, 48, RHS 1972, accountant, Nov. 19
Robert "Bert" Anderson, 82, U.S. soccer star, commercial artist, Nov. 20
Peter Delphos, 60, paper company sales representative, Nov. 20
Mardee Margeson, 48, labor and delivery nurse, Nov. 20
Charles Gagnebin, 28, musician who fought disability, Nov. 23
Kelly Ann McCallion, 13, student who grew up here, Nov. 24
Noel Regney, 80, composed many hit tunes including 'Do You Hear What I Hear,' Nov. 25
Barbara Kinslow, 72, longtime Ridgefielder who tutored many struggling youngsters, Nov. 26
Winifred Osborn Carriere, 90, author and publisher who was born here, Nov. 29
Robert H. Wilder, 89, real estate agent for half century, tennis star, Navy commander, Nov. 29
Yolanda Anderson, 77, former Western Union operator, longtime Ridgefielder, Nov. 30
Daphne McLachlan, 83, former Ridgefielder who was developer in Florida, Dec. 1
Janaile 'John' Severini, 85, RHS 1937, baseball star, Purple Heart winner, Dec. 2
Joseph Varilla, 65, Xerox executive despite affliction with MS, Dec. 7
Charles H. Daudt, 90, pioneer airline aviator, noted yachtsman, Dec. 11
Diana Dayton Dalton, 62, Lord & Taylor buyer, world traveler, Dec. 13
Gunborg "Betty" Olson, 99, native of Sweden, mother of Ethel Pettit, Dec. 14
Margaret Mary Moylan, 86, battle hospital operating nurse in World War II, Dec. 15
John Morey, 74, former resident who was active in youth sports programs, Dec. 15
Jean Yonkers, 75, Caldor secretary, active at Eight Lakes, Dec. 17
Mabel D. Mahr, 88, Pratt graduate, OWLS member, mother of Ridgefielder, Dec. 17
Evelyn Leeman, 94, retired teacher who was a leading force behind Ridgefield orchestra, Dec. 17
Ines Servadio Carboni, 90, Ridgefield native, longtime resident, Dec. 18
Marion D. Woodlock, 88, taught music at Veterans Park School, Dec. 19
George Glaser, 72, IBM executive, Navy veteran, Dec. 21
David P. Kulo, 71, New York Life executive, pension commissioner, Dec. 28
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