the year 2005 until mid-August
Alphabetical Name index
(please see after this list for more descriptive info by date of death )
Adams, Mary Ann
Andrews, C. Sperry
Batesole, Richard E.
Browning, William H. II
Churchill, Betty A.
Ebling, Robert IV
Fingado, Roger W.
Fischer, Richard P.
Fogerty, J. Brayton
Gay, James E. Sr.
Grech, Raymond "Bill"
Hawley, John V.
Hendrickson, Charles "Chip"
Hotchkiss, Paul A.
Ialongo, Anita Principi
Jack, James H.
Jones, Emilie B.
Kauppila, Carol Byram
Keefe, Robert J.
Keeler, N. Lyman "Fuzzy"
Lardie, Leo J.
Lavelle, John P.
Lener, Helen W.
Lounsbury, Katherine Nally
Martin, Andrew Russell
McCluskey, Mark A.
McLeod, Daniel W.
Nazzaro, William G.
Russell, Karen Jean
Schoenbrunn, Erwin F.
Schoenfeld, Mary Anna
Schultz, Richard C.
Seemar, John C.
Spiro, Ann Shornick
Sturges, Earl H.
Tarsi, Geno J.
Tillinghast, Norman D.
Waters, Francis M. "Don"
Weston, Stanley F.
White, Michael R.
Obituaries by date of death
William Hull Browning II, international entrepreneur, lived here as a boy, Jan. 1
Charlene Stevens Carboni, 58, Ridgefield native, RHS Class of 1964, Jan. 2
Anita Principi Ialongo, 92, award-winning needleworker, 64-year Ridgefielder, Jan. 3
James H. Jack, 96, tire production supervisor, former resident, Jan. 4
Emilie Bidlingmeyer Jones, 63, college admissions administrator, Jan. 5
Richard E. Batesole, 80, World War II veteran, engineer, home renovator, Jan. 6
Mary Mikulewicz, 89, native of New York, secretary, friend of animals, Jan. 8
Erwin F. Schoenbrunn, 83, chemical engineer, World War II veteran, 46-year resident, Jan. 18
Alteo Cassavechia, 85, Ridgefield native, longtime worker, World War II veteran, Jan. 19
John C. "Jack" Seemar, 67, electrician, Korean War veteran, Jan. 24
Maria Kibby, former public relations executive, Jan. 26
Edith Schrot Loehmann, native of Germany, Jan. 27
Ada K. Quigg, 82, retired circulation director, active in Taproot, Jan. 28
Louis "Squash" Travaglini, 86, police dispatcher for nearly 50 years, World War II veteran, Feb. 4
Valerie Dyer Casey, 87, active in community, longtime Ridgefielder, Feb. 5.
Mary Anna Schoenfeld, worked for Red Cross, was AAUW leader, Feb. 7
Timothy Rowe, 53, noted musician, orchestra founder, grew up here, Feb. 8
John V. Hawley, 77, outdoorsman, longtime area resident, Feb. 16
Vivien Kapsiak, 76, pharmacist, high school teacher, Feb. 16
Gretl Nitsche, 94, longtime Ridgefield, sold real estate, Feb. 16
Carol Bryam Kauppila, 61, RHS Class of 1962, teacher, artist, Feb. 16
Richard "Rick" McCormick, 42, musician, builder, RHS 1981, Feb. 18
Elaine Finklea, 83, had been active in community, Feb. 20
Benjamin B. Finkelstein, 72, pharmacist, active in theater groups, Feb. 23
Raymond "Bill" Grech, 80, veteran of two wars, active VNA volunteer, Feb. 25
Charles "Chip" Hendrickson, 72, technical illustrator, historical dancer, Feb. 25
Richard P. Fischer, 66, systems analyst, supporter of just causes, Feb. 25
Marguerite Hurzeler Seyfang, 94, of bakery family, lived here in her youth, Feb. 25
George W. Tortosa, 88, retired plumber, World War II prisoner of war, Feb. 28
Ada Tulipani Walker, 91, lifelong Ridgefielder, March 6
Jean Johnson Giardini, 84, longtime resident, active at St. Mary's, March 6
James E. Gay Sr., 95, Ridgefield native, arborist, March 9
Mark A. Piekarz, 38, software developer, grew up here, RHS Class of 1985, March 12
Betty A. Churchill, 63, longtime area resident, gardener, March 14
Davood Zafarlotfi, 50 Oriental carpet importer, March 16
Denise Gioffre, 53, Xerox analyst, nursery school teacher, March 20
Lena Mastriani, 95, longtime Ridgefielder, March 20
Paul B. Motta, 52, RHS 1970, outdoorsman, longtime resident, March 21
Helen W. Lener, 92, retired telephone supervisor, March 25
Norman Douglass Tillinghast, 76, 35-year Ridgefield resident, carpenter, March 31
Barbara Lucy Matthews Cassels, 88, retired medical worker, poet, April 1
MaryJo Berg, 50, RHS 1972, vice president of Ridgefield business, April 2
Georgine Tulipani, 67, former teacher, Eucharistic Minister, April 3
Stanley F. Weston, 60, longtime Ridgefield resident, landscaper, April 4
Jack Mashman, 89, WWII veteran, book distributor, poet, philosopher, April 5
Karen Jean "Hannah" Russell, 60, Spanish teacher, artist, April 5
Nehemiah Lyman "Fuzzy" Keeler, 91, farmer, lifelong Ridgefielder descended from settlers, April 7
Frances C. Acocella, 80, registered nurse, World War II veteran, longtime resident, April 12
Elizabeth Paulovic Carpenter, 95, Ridgefielder since 1961, April 14
William G. Nazzaro, 90, native and lifelong resident, April 21
Eunice Engelhardt, 82, homemaker, former Ridgefielder, April 23
Earl H. Sturges, 94, Ridgefield native, longtime Ridgefield firefighter, April 24
Mary Nevins, 96, longtime elementary school teacher, volunteer here, April 24
Eileen Mahoney Barrett, 58, Georgetown homemaker, former Ridgefielder, April 26
Grace Betts Bender, 80, active in church, wife of former St. Stephen's rector, April 26
Theodosia D. Lesh, 81, longtime president of OWLS, native of Poland, April 29
Mark A. McCluskey, 49, financial executive, May 4
Robert J. Keefe, 43, grew up here, worked in food service, May 4
Elizabeth Ruigrok, 81, longtime resident, worked at Ridgebury School, May 4
Julie I. Foster, 49, attorney, child advocate, May 11
Dolores Bailey Kramer, 71, RHS Class of 1951, May 16
Theresa Liberta, 87, active in Catholic church, May 18
Delphine Marcus, 73, actress, art scholar, radio broadcaster, May 18
Paul A. Hotchkiss, 63, musician and songwriter with two Gold Records, May 18
Celia Marinelli Toetenel, 83, a former Ridgefielder, May 19
Patricia O. Warren, longtime Thrift Shop volunteer, May 19
Mary Montanari Gillotti, 93, grew up in Ridgefield
Ethel O. Pettit, 79, active in First Congregational Church, May 24
Roy Cogswell, 57, popular owner of Early Bird Restaurant, RHS 1965, May 25
Peter Fagan, 91, shipbuilder, past grand knight, May 25
Briget T. Flynn, 95, native of Ireland, May 25
Lottie T. Bielicki, 76, homemaker, resident since 1969, May 26
Mildred Sessa, 93, saleswoman for Bloomingdale's, Best & Company, May 26
Ann Manion, 76, active in church and community, May 27
Mary Ann Adams, 59, nurses aide, late May
Roger W. Fingado, 77, IBM retiree, yachtsman, conservationist, May 31
Richard C. Schultz, 67, former town official, sports coach, May 31
Jeffrey Wurfel, 51, systems analyst, June 1
Teckla Larson Holmes, 90, retired nurse, active in church, June 2
Louise Kolb, 73, active volunteer, writing tutor at WestConn, June 3
Bonnie Hansen, 68, former Community Center leader, June 3
Ruth Munkhoff, 88, artist, interior decorator, antiques restorer, June 3
J. Brayton Fogerty, 72, marketing executive, June 4
Patricia Hyde, 69, former Ridgefielder, worked at Bedient's, Keogh's, June 5
Daniel W. McLeod, 77, engineer, conservation ranger, Army veteran, June 8
Mark Connolly, 41, carpenter, Victorian house restorer, June 9
Audrey Ann Mullin, 56, Ridgefielder for 28 years, June 11
Leroy Hayes Lewis, infant, June 16
Michael R. White, 44, banker, musician, June 19
Kathleen Flanagan Webb, psychiatric nurse, former Ridgefielder, June 25
Vera Spinaci Montanari Grosso, 84, grew up here, RHS 1940, June 26
Johanna "Joan" Ryff, 72, 29-year Ridgefield, active in bowling, June 26
Margarete Taeger, 87, honored volunteer, active at St. Andrew's, June 28
Leo J. Lardi, 72, engineer, World War II officer, active Lion, June 28
Catherine S. Church, 54, chamber manager, active in community, July 2
Karen Kenefick, 57, worked at Touchstones, Mirabella, July 4
Anna Marchison Franceschini, 87, caterer, longtime Ridgefielder, July 9
Maureen "Mo" Tupper, founder of Patisserie des Anglaises, July 12
Katherine Nally Lounsbury, 94, Ridgefield native, July 12
Charles Sperry Andrews, 87. artist who led effort to preserve Weir Farm, July 14
Francis M. "Don" Waters, 86, marketing expert, community volunteer, July 17
Sherie Fabrizio, 51, fought teenage drinking here, July 18
Sydney Johnson, 60, computer polling expert who worked for Louis Harris, July 18
Robert W. Ebling IV, 22, college student, former Ridgefielder, July 22
Jerry Marcus, 81, top cartoonist, creator of Trudy, movie and commercial actor, July 22
Jeffrey F. Schwartz, 55, bond trader, active in youth and adult sports, Aug. 1
Claire Donegan, 83, homemaker, worked at Silk Purse, 40-year Ridgefielder, Aug. 3
Andrew Russell Martin, 84, had auto dealership, was Mercedes ad executive, Aug. 4
Rose Lang Bahr, 96, Meals on Wheels pioneer here, Aug. 6
Ann Shornick Spiro, 93, RHS 1929, interior decorator, Aug. 6
John P. "Jack" Lavelle, 4, Aug. 7
Geno Joseph Tarsi, 89, lifelong resident, WWII veteran, volunteer fireman, Aug. 14
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