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New Haven Native Norman Lear, Iconic Sitcom Producer, Dies
Legendary television producer Norman Lear died after a lifetime of laughter surrounded by family on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes, according to his obituary.
He was 101 years old.
Lear, known for creating such iconic situation comedies as "All In the Family," and "Maude," was born in Connecticut in 1922 in New Haven, the eldest child of Jeanette and Hyman "Herman" Lear, a traveling salesman.
He grew up in a Jewish household. When Lear was 9 years old and living in Massachusetts with his family in Chelsea in Suffolk County, his father went to prison…
Funeral Set For 'Beloved' CT Teacher Killed In Wrong-Way Wreck
The superintendent of the school district where a 35-year-old woman who worked has canceled classes on Friday, Dec. 8, so students and staff can attend her funeral.
Connecticut resident Kayla Morey, age 35, of Dayville in Windham County, died Saturday Dec. 2 in Massachusetts when she was involved in a head-on collision in Worcester County.
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Police said Jordan Pimentel, age 31, got onto I-395 in Webster, driving north in the southbound lane, and crashed into Morey just after 10:15 p.m. They both di…
35-Year-Old Killed In Double-Fatal CT Crash Remembered: 'Glue That Held Family Together'
Friends and family members of a Fairfield County man killed in a car crash are remembering their beloved and working to raise money to help cover his funeral costs.
Jesus Roman III, age 35, died on Sunday, Oct. 8 when the Jeep he was in crashed into a pond in Easton, killing Roman and Amy L. Rockwell, age 45, of Newtown.
A GoFundMe, organized by family member Jamie Smith, said Roman, a resident of Easton, was the "glue that held" the family together.
"We are raising money for my mother and father-in-law to help them through one of the hardest times that any human could have to go thro…
Services Set For CT Police Officer Killed In Line Of Duty
Police in Connecticut are planning to lay to rest one of their own killed in a violent car crash by an alleged speeding driver.
Hartford Police Detective Robert (Bobby) Garten, age 34, was killed and another officer was severely injured around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, near Asylum Avenue and Cogswell Street, when a speeding driver ran a red light and slammed into his police cruiser, Hartford Police said.
A wake will be held on Friday, Sept. 15, at Dunkin’ Park. The hours for public attendance at the wake will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 16, there will be a Ce…
Edward 'Ted' Armstrong, 89, Was A Hamden High Graduate
Edward (Ted) Armstrong passed away peacefully on July 17. He was 89 years old.
Born in Reading, MA, he grew up in Hamden, CT, graduated from Hamden High School, and attended Colgate University, where he was a music major and the piano accompanist for the glee club.
During a joint concert with Elmira College’s glee club, he met his future wife, Connie. Ted went on to a career at IBM which lasted 30 years.
Anyone who met Ted would remark about his charm and keen conversational skills. He also surprised folks with his dry sense of humor.
Ted is best known for his piano play…
Submersible Implosion: Titanic Expert From Connecticut Leaves Behind Wife, 4 Children
A day after the tragic news that a former Connecticut resident was one of five men who died when a submersible imploded near the Titanic wreckage, his stepson is recalling what a "kind" man he was.
Paul Henry Nargeolet, age 77, of New York City, lived in Litchfield County, in the town of Kent, for nearly a decade, as he took 37 trips to the doomed wreckage on salvage operations, including a couple in the Oceangate Titan.
During an interview with WCBS Channel 2 in New York, John Paschall said besides himself, Nargeolet leaves behind a wife and three children.
"He's the type of per…
Popular Artist, Business Owner From Milford Dies Suddenly At Age 63
A much beloved Connecticut artist known throughout her community died suddenly at the age of 63.
New Haven County resident Sharon Rutledge, of Milford, died on Friday, June 2, after collapsing at her home on Wednesday, May 31.
At the time of her death, Sharon was encircled by her family and friends, said her daughter Sara Agee Kaminski.
Besides owning a business -- Blue Point Designs -- featuring her artwork and more, Sharon was known throughout the community for her Facebook page "You know you live in Milford CT if....,” with almost 30,000 members.
She could also be found at almost all c…
Startford Man Dies Suddenly At 41, Now His Legacy May Have Permanent Place In Town
A "kind, authentic" Fairfield County man is being remembered for the impact he had on his hometown, which is now moving to make his legacy a permanent part of the community.
Shamus Paco Sims, age 41, died suddenly at his home in Stratford earlier this year, according to his obituary. Months later, his loved ones are working to immortalize his legacy by renaming a skate park in his hometown after him.
Sims "led the charge" to build a skate park in his hometown of Port Townsend, WA in 2006, according to Michael Todd, parks and facilities manager of Port Townsen…
Beloved CT Paraeducator Dies At Age 55
A beloved paraeducator from Fairfield County has died after a 10-year battle with breast cancer.
Robin Bova, age 55, of Trumbull, died Sunday, May 21, just weeks after being named Trumbull Early Childhood Education Center's Paraeducator of the Year.
Known to all as Miss Robin, Bova was known for her personality, which according to a GoFundMe, was "as big as her hair."
"Her sense of humor was even bigger," said Gail Kay, who organized the fundraiser. "She was wholly dedicated to her three boys and husband Kevin."
According to the fundraiser and TECEC's principal Matthew Wheeler,&…
Family Killed In I-95 Stamford Crash: 'Good People Gone Way Too Soon'
Shock and sadness spread after a family of four was killed in a Connecticut crash over the weekend.
Joel Francisco Contreras-Paniagua, age 49; Lorena Contreras Francisco Reyes, age 59; Joel E. Contreras Francisco, age 29; and Daniel Contreras Francisco, age 23, died in the 3 a.m. crash Saturday, May 13 on I-95 in Stamford.
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According to authorities, Joel was behind the wheel of a 2019 GMC Terrain that rear-en…
Man Who Served In Navy, Worked As Physical Therapist Dies; Survived By Brother In Waterbury
A native of Northern Westchester who served in the military and worked as a physical therapist has died.
Peter E. Clark, who was born in Mount Kisco and graduated from Fox Lane High School in Bedford, was age 62.
He died on Sunday, April 30, and was a longtime resident of Palm Harbor, Florida.
After growing up in Bedford and graduating high school, he joined the US Navy and served his time in honor of his country out at sea during the time of the Libyan Crisis, according to his obituary.
Afterward, he served at the Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, Illinois. He would go on to g…