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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…
Monroe Mourns Death Of Popular Middle School Basketball Coach
Family, friends, and students of a Fairfield County teacher and popular middle school basketball coach are mourning his sudden death.
Panagiotis "Pete" Simoulidis, age 44, of Monroe, a Jockey Hollow Middle School basketball coach, died on Wednesday, July 12, according to his obituary.
The cause and manner of his death are still under review by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. No foul play is suspected.
Born in Greece and raised in Norwalk, Simoulidis, who leaves behind a wife and two sons, coached 6th through 8th-grade teams and was known for caring about their academics as …
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…
Stratford Man Dies Suddenly At 41, His Hometown Skate Park May Honor His Legacy
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 Trumbull 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 T…
Stew Leonard's Founder, Westport Resident Dies At 93, Leaving $600 Million Legacy
The creator of "one of the most famous food retailers in the world" died at 93 years old, leaving a world-record-breaking grocery store chain to his family.
Stew Leonard Sr., of Westport, Connecticut, died on Wednesday, April 26 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City after a brief illness, according to Stew Leonard's website.
We are sad to announce that Stew Leonard, Sr., the founder of Stew Leonard’s, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2023,... Posted by Stew Leonard's on Thursday, April 27, 2023
Leonard launched the first Stew Leonard's in Norwalk, Connecticut in De…
'Our Shining Light': 26-Year-Old Fairfield University Grad Killed In Crash Remembered
A 26-year-old Connecticut woman born and raised in New York who was killed in a single-vehicle crash is being remembered as a "beautiful, sweet soul."
New Haven County resident Jessica Anne Bulfaro, of Milford, who was born in Westchester County and lived in Putnam County, in the town of Carmel, died on Thursday, April 20 when she lost control of her silver 2021 Subaru Impreza and struck two utility poles in Newtown, said the Newtown Police.
She was born on Thursday, August 22, 1996, in White Plains, to her parents Stephen and Jeanette (Santorelli) Bulfaro.
After graduating hi…
Beloved Former State Rep Known For Wearing Cowboy Hat At CT Capitol Building Dies
A former Connecticut state representative and Army veteran who was known for always wearing his cowboy hat and boots at the Capitol Building has died.
Stafford Springs resident John Mordasky died on Saturday, April 1 at the age of 97, according to his obituary.
Born and raised in Stafford, Mordasky, a Democrat, represented Connecticut's 52nd District for 22 years while simultaneously making sure he had the time to milk his cows twice a day, his obituary said.
During his political career, Mordasky served on Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committees, and also event…
Friends 'Heartbroken, In Shock' Over Death Of CT Woman, Boyfriend In Crash
Peers are lamenting after of a couple that recently graduated from the same college in Rhode Island died in rollover crash in Eastern Massachusetts this weekend.
Haley Gens and Joshua "Josh" Taylor, both age 23, were killed in the single-vehicle crash that happened in Middlesex County near 717 Highland Street in Holliston on Saturday night, March 18, Holliston Police report.
Connecticut resident Gens, of the town of Avon in Hartford County, participated in cross country at Bryant University while Taylor, a resident of Holliston, was a member of the Ultimate Frisbee team, a…
Mom Killed, Daughter Hurt In Plane Crash On Long Island Were Fulfilling Lifelong Flying Dream
A woman who was killed and a daughter who was injured when a small plane crashed on Long Island were fulfilling a lifelong flying dream.
Roma Gupta, age 63, of Whitehouse Station in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, died, while her daughter, Reeva Gupta, age 33, of St. Davids in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, remains in critical condition following the crash in North Lindenhurst on Sunday, March 5.
The plane’s pilot, New York City resident Fayzul Chowdhury, 23, of the Bronx, also remains in critical condition at Stony Brook University Hospital.
Earlier report: IDs Released For Woma…