Young New Canaan HS Grad Dies: 'He Will Be Sorely Missed,' Superintendent Says Young New Canaan HS Grad Dies: 'He Will Be Sorely Missed,' Superintendent Says
Young New Canaan HS Grad Dies: 'He Will Be Sorely Missed,' Superintendent Says A community is mourning the loss of a bright young man who graduated from a high school in Connecticut last year. The death of Toby Woods, a 2023 graduate of New Canaan High School, was announced by New Canaan Public Schools Superintendent Bryan Luizzi on Friday, Feb. 23 in a communication to district families.  In his letter to families, Luizzi called Woods a "bright, kind, talented, and thoughtful young man."  "His passing is a painful loss for our New Canaan School Community; he will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by his loving family and friends," Luizz…
Beloved CT Native Who Was Mother Of 3 Dies At Age 50 Beloved CT Native Who Was Mother Of 3 Dies At Age 50
Beloved CT Native Who Was Mother Of 3 Dies At Age 50 A Hudson Valley mother of three has died at the age of 50. Dutchess County resident Jennifer J. Strang-Thrasher, of Wassaic, died on Sunday, February 4, at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie. Strang-Thrasher, born in Connecticut in the town of Sharon in Litchfield County, was a graduate of Dover High School and Dutchess Community College.  She was a direct care worker at Cardinal Hayes Home for Children in Millbrook, for 30 years, according to her obituary. In addition to her mother, Boonie (Coons) Strang of Wassaic, and her husband, Daryl Thrasher of Poughkeepsie, she is s…
Fairfield County Man Killed In Double-Fatal I-95 Crash Was Lead Singer For Popular Band Fairfield County Man Killed In Double-Fatal I-95 Crash Was Lead Singer For Popular Band
Fairfield County Man Killed In Double-Fatal I-95 Crash Was Lead Singer For Popular Band The lead singer for one of the most popular bands in Connecticut killed in a three-vehicle crash on I-95, is being remembered for his voice, and for being a nice person. IDs Released For Victims In Double-Fatal I-95 Fairfield Crash: Police Seek Witnesses William "Billy" Foster, of the band Billy and the Showmen, died in the town of Fairfield around 12:10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 26 just before Exit 22. According to Connecticut State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed a tractor-trailer and two cars were traveling on I-95 northbound when the second vehicle identified as a 2018 Che…
Harvard Grad, Mom Of 4 Killed In New Jersey Hit-Run Crash While Jogging Harvard Grad, Mom Of 4 Killed In New Jersey Hit-Run Crash While Jogging
Harvard Grad, Mom Of 4 Killed In New Jersey Hit-Run Crash While Jogging Julia Sutton, the founder of an international spa and wellness brand and Harvard Business School alumna, has been identified as the person killed in a hit-and-run crash in Brick Township, New Jersey, earlier this month. Julia Sutton, 56, of Weehawken, New Jersey, was struck by a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Mark Carey, Jr. of South Amboy earlier this month on Route 35, as previously reported by Daily Voice. Mark Carey has been arrested in a hit-and-run crash that left a female pedestrian dead in Brick, authorities said. Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Sutton founded the boutique welln…
'We’re Completely Lost': Young Daughter Of Patriots Reporter Dies Year After Cancer Diagnosis 'We’re Completely Lost': Young Daughter Of Patriots Reporter Dies Year After Cancer Diagnosis
'We’re Completely Lost': Young Daughter Of Patriots Reporter Dies Year After Cancer Diagnosis Hallie Kyed put up a valiant fight, but after a nearly yearlong battle with cancer, the 2-year-old daughter of the Patriots reporter for the Boston Herald has died, her father announced on Instagram.  Hallie was diagnosed in April 2023 with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, an aggressive type of cancer that attacks bone marrow, a GoFundMe campaign set up for her said. She died in her sleep Sunday night, Jan. 21, her father, Doug Kyed, announced on social media.  Doug said despite the dire prognosis, Hallie never gave up the fight, her big dreams, or her bright smile.  Relat…
Former Trumbull Police Officer Who Enjoyed Stargazing With A Cigar Dies At 67 Former Trumbull Police Officer Who Enjoyed Stargazing With A Cigar Dies At 67
Former Trumbull Police Officer Who Enjoyed Stargazing With A Cigar Dies At 67 A former Connecticut police officer who loved law enforcement and stargazing with a cigar has died at the age of 67. New Haven County resident Thomas K. Richard, of Ansonia,  died on Friday, Jan. 12, according to his obituary. Born in Fairfield County in Bridgeport on Sunday, July 8, 1956, and a long-time resident of Ansonia, where he lived with his family for more than 39 years, Thomas served in the Trumbull Police Department as a full-time traffic officer specializing in accident reconstruction before retiring from his assignment and transitioning to a part-time role working special …
Cause Of Death Released For Popular Actor, 50, Who Attended Prep School In CT Cause Of Death Released For Popular Actor, 50, Who Attended Prep School In CT
Cause Of Death Released For Popular Actor, 50, Who Attended Prep School In CT The cause of death has been released for a popular actor who was born and grew up in the region. The death of Alec Musser, age 50, was announced last weekend on Instagram by his fiancée Paige Press, who lived with Musser in Del Mar, California, north of San Diego. According to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Officer, Musser died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. "His fiancée last knew him to be alive on the evening of Friday, Jan. 12 when she had gone to bed," the medical examiner said. "On the morning of Saturday, Jan. 13, she awoke and went to find the decedent seated …
29-Year-Old CT Man Killed In Plane Crash Remembered As ‘Bright Shining Light’ 29-Year-Old CT Man Killed In Plane Crash Remembered As ‘Bright Shining Light’
29-Year-Old CT Man Killed In Plane Crash Remembered As ‘Bright Shining Light’ Friends and colleagues are reminiscing on the bright personality of a 29-year-old student pilot from Connecticut who was one of three who died in a small plane crash in northern Massachusetts, after his tragic death.   Chad Davidson, age 29, of the town of Woodstock in Windham County, was killed alongside a pair of Western Massachusetts residents from Hampden County on Sunday, Jan. 14 when the Baron Twin-Piston they were in crashed. Earlier Report - Triple-Fatal Plane Crash: 29-Year-Old Student Pilot From Woodstock ID'd As One Of Victims According to Massachusetts State …
Support Swells For Family Of Beloved Former South Salem Restaurant Manager Support Swells For Family Of Beloved Former South Salem Restaurant Manager
Support Swells For Family Of Beloved Former South Salem Restaurant Manager Community members are coming together to lend their help to a family reeling from the sudden loss of a beloved father, grandfather, and former restaurant manager from Northern Westchester.  The death of Steve Rosenschein, a Pound Ridge native known for once managing The Horse And Hound restaurant in South Salem, was announced in a GoFundMe fundraiser page created on Saturday, Jan. 13 by his friend, James Ddoge.  After growing up in Pound Ridge and graduating from Fox Lane High School, Rosenschein moved to Florida and began a successful real estate business. However,…
Popular Actor Who Attended Prep School In CT Dies At Age 50 Popular Actor Who Attended Prep School In CT Dies At Age 50
Popular Actor Who Attended Prep School In CT Dies At Age 50 A popular actor who was born and grew up in the region has died. Alec Musser was 50 years old.  Click here for a new, updated story: Cause Of Death Released For Popular Actor, 50, Who Grew Up In Region He died Friday night, Jan. 12 at his home in Del Mar, California, north of San Diego.  A cause of death has not been released. His death was announced Saturday, Jan. 13 on Instagram by his fiancée Paige Press. Musser appeared on the ABC-TV soap opera "All My Children," playing the role of Del Henry after joining the cast in the summer of 2005, following a first-place f…
‘Beautiful Boy’: University Of Vermont Student, Age 20, Dies While Walking Dogs New Year’s Eve ‘Beautiful Boy’: University Of Vermont Student, Age 20, Dies While Walking Dogs New Year’s Eve
‘Beautiful Boy’: University Of Vermont Student, Age 20, Dies While Walking Dogs New Year’s Eve “A sweet, smiling, confident young man” — that’s how friends and family described a college student from Pembroke, who died while out walking his dogs on New Year’s Eve. Callum Tomas DiCenso had just turned 20 when he suffered a cardiac arrest while walking his dogs, Piper and Kevin, on Sunday, Dec. 31. He was excited to see his friends and classmates at the University of Vermont, where he was a sophomore in the Honors College, his obituary read. DiCenso's brother-in-law said in a Facebook post: "My brother in law Callum suddenly passed away this past Sunday. We all loved him so much and …
'Family Came First': Mom Killed In CT Crash Was Going Home For Daughter's Birthday 'Family Came First': Mom Killed In CT Crash Was Going Home For Daughter's Birthday
'Family Came First': Mom Killed In CT Crash Was Going Home For Daughter's Birthday For Paula Garcia, there was nothing more important than her family.  The Hampshire County, Massachusetts, mother of three lived for her children, her husband Joe Bock said in an interview with the Daily Voice.  Paula was killed Tuesday, Jan. 9, while returning to her Easthampton home after the car she was in was hit by a tractor-trailer in Hartford, Connecticut, state police said.  It was her daughter Alba's 13th birthday, Bock said. Paula's birthday was a day later.  Paula Garcia poses for a photo with her children — Alba, age 13, Matteo, 9, and Lia…
Visitation Planned For 4 Children Who Perished In CT Fire Visitation Planned For 4 Children Who Perished In CT Fire
Visitation Planned For 4 Children Who Perished In CT Fire A visitation will be held to honor the four Connecticut children killed in a house fire as the community continues to raise money and donations of goods to help the grieving mother and remaining siblings. 4 Children Dead After Fire Rips Through Multi-Family Somers Home Fire Update: Residents Donating To Help Somers Family That Lost 4 Children In Blaze The fire occurred in Tolland County around 10:25 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 44 Quality Ave., in the town of Somers. Killed during the fire were Lukas Koropatkin, age 11; Genevieve Koropatkin, age 9, Benjamin Koropatkin age 7, and Archer Kor…
Beloved High School Teacher In Greenwich Dies At Age 48 Beloved High School Teacher In Greenwich Dies At Age 48
Beloved High School Teacher In Greenwich Dies At Age 48 A high school science teacher from New York who worked in Connecticut and was also an award-winning athlete is being remembered by her community.  Northern Westchester resident Amy Bridget (nee Cleary) Dillane, a resident of Pleasantville, died on Sunday, Dec. 10 at the age of 48 following an eight-year battle with cancer, according to her obituary.  Born in Mount Kisco in 1975, Dillane graduated from Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua in 1993 before earning a Bachelor's Degree in biology from SUNY Geneseo in 1997 and her Master's Degree in Teaching from P…
Former Police Chief, Veteran From Brookfield Dies Former Police Chief, Veteran From Brookfield Dies
Former Police Chief, Veteran From Brookfield Dies A former police chief from Connecticut who led a department in Northern Westchester is being remembered for his lifetime of public service. Fairfield County resident Fred Gambino, Jr. of Brookfield, the former chief of the North Castle Police Department, died on Sunday, Dec. 3 at the age of 86, the department announced on Monday, Dec. 11.  Born in White Plains in 1937, Gambino graduated from White Plains High School before going on to serve in the Marine Corps.  After this, he then began a long career in law enforcement by joining the New York State Police. He eventually joi…
Heartbreak After Massachusetts Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas Heartbreak After Massachusetts Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas
Heartbreak After Massachusetts Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas Coworkers and friends of the 44-year-old Massachusetts woman who was killed by a shark while on vacation in the Bahamas say they are heartbroken and shocked by her death.  Lauren Van Wart, of Lowell, located northwest of Boston, was attacked by a shark on Monday, Dec. 4, about a mile from Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort while she was paddleboarding with a relative, the Royal Bahamas Police Force said.  Van Wart worked at Curriculum Associates, an educational material company in Billerica. Rob Waldron, CEO of the company, said she was a beloved member of the company.  …
Connecticut Native Norman Lear, Iconic Sitcom Producer, Dies Connecticut Native Norman Lear, Iconic Sitcom Producer, Dies
Connecticut 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…
ID Released For Boston Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas ID Released For Boston Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas
ID Released For Boston Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas Bahamian officials have identified the Boston woman who was killed on Monday, Dec. 4, by a shark while she was paddleboarding off the coast of a five-star resort.  Lauren Erickson Van Wart, age 44, was killed while playing in the ocean with a family member, the Royal Bahamas Police Force announced on Tuesday, Dec. 5.  Related: Boston Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas RBPF Spokesperson Sergeant Desiree Ferguson said in a news conference the couple were about a mile from the five-star Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort when she was attacked. #BREAKING - The victim of yes…
Funeral Set For 'Beloved' CT Teacher Killed In Wrong-Way Wreck Funeral Set For 'Beloved' CT Teacher Killed In Wrong-Way Wreck
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.  Related: 'Gifted, Talented' Teacher Killed In Wrong-Way Crash In Webster 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…
New Update: Parents Of 3 Killed In Thanksgiving Crash On CT Roadway Were Beloved Attorneys New Update: Parents Of 3 Killed In Thanksgiving Crash On CT Roadway Were Beloved Attorneys
New Update: Parents Of 3 Killed In Thanksgiving Crash On CT Roadway Were Beloved Attorneys The young parents from New York who were killed in a horrific crash while visiting family in Connecticut on Thanksgiving Day both worked as attorneys. The single-vehicle crash happened in Hartford County just after 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23 near the Bristol/Farmington town line on Stevens Street in Bristol. The initial investigation showed that a westbound vehicle was traveling on Morea Road in Farmington, had crossed into Bristol on Stevens Street, east of Cherry Hill Drive, and had left the roadway to the right, striking a roadway sign and vegetation/trees. Bristol Police sai…
Iconic Newsman Pablo Guzman Dies: 'Was Real Deal' Iconic Newsman Pablo Guzman Dies: 'Was Real Deal'
Iconic Newsman Pablo Guzman Dies: 'Was Real Deal' Veteran journalist Pablo Guzman, who became well-known and well-loved among New Yorkers over his decades on the air with several outlets, has died, according to a report by CBS News.  Guzman, who spent nearly three decades with CBS New York after joining in 1995, died on Sunday morning, Nov. 26 at the age of 73, in Westchester. A graduate of the State University of New York at Old Westbury in Nassau County, Guzman began his television career at WNEW-TV Channel 5 in 1984 before joining WNBC in 1992.  After this, he started his career with CBS in 1995, eventually becoming a senior correspon…
Chef José 'Chichi' Barcacel, Stamford Native, Dies At 34: 'He Was Destined For Greatness' Chef José 'Chichi' Barcacel, Stamford Native, Dies At 34: 'He Was Destined For Greatness'
Chef José 'Chichi' Barcacel, Stamford Native, Dies At 34: 'He Was Destined For Greatness' The family of a 34-year-old New Haven chef is shining a light on mental health following his death. José "Chichi" Gabriel Barcacel died on Friday, Nov. 17 after what his family said was many years of battling mental health issues, according to his obituary and a GoFundMe launched for family. "My brother Jose we called him chichi struggled and battled mentally for a large portion of his life his fight lasted so long because of the fierce love he had for his family," Barcacel's brother, Xavier, writes on Facebook. Barcacel was raised in Stamford and attended Norwalk Community College, befor…
Donald Trump's Sister Dies At 86 In New York Donald Trump's Sister Dies At 86 In New York
Donald Trump's Sister Dies At 86 In New York The elder sister of former President Donald J. Trump has died while in hospice care in New York, a source with direct knowledge told Daily Voice early Monday morning, Nov. 13. Maryanne Trump Barry, a Queens native and retired federal judge, died over the weekend from cancer while in hospice care in New York City, the source said. She was 86. Barry became an Assistant US Attorney in 1974 and was appointed to the US District Court for the District of New Jersey by the late President Ronald Reagan in 1983. She was appointed to the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia…
Norwalk Deputy Fire Marshal Dies At Age 47 Norwalk Deputy Fire Marshal Dies At Age 47
Norwalk Deputy Fire Marshal Dies At Age 47 A much beloved Fairfield County fire marshall has died after a short battle with cancer. Norwalk Deputy Fire Marshal Luca Feola was 47. He died on Thursday, Nov. 2, said Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling. Feola served in the Norwalk Fire Department for nearly 20 years. He started as a firefighter in 2004 and was promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal in 2011.  Feola grew up in Norwalk and was well-loved by the Norwalk Fire Department and the larger community, Rilling said. He was also a loving husband and father and served in the US Marine Corps before beginning his career as a fi…
Beloved Nurse Remembered After Being Found Dead In CT Basement: 'Always Went Extra Step' Beloved Nurse Remembered After Being Found Dead In CT Basement: 'Always Went Extra Step'
Beloved Nurse Remembered After Being Found Dead In CT Basement: 'Always Went Extra Step' A beloved mother, grandmother, and wife who dedicated her life to doing everything she could for her patients as a visiting nurse is being remembered following her murder in a Connecticut residence.  Joyce Grayson, age 63, died on Saturday, Oct. 28 after going missing while she was performing her duties as a visiting nurse at a residence in the Windham County municipality of Willimantic. Grayson was reported missing by her family around 2 p.m. on Saturday, prompting Willimantic Police to search the area of Chapman Street. After finding her vehicle, officers tracked her to a nearby resi…
Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Ridgefield High School Student Who Died At Age 15 Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Ridgefield High School Student Who Died At Age 15
Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Ridgefield High School Student Who Died At Age 15 A prayer vigil will be held to honor a 15-year-old high school student who died unexpectedly in Fairfield County. Thomas John Bergeron III, of Ridgefield, died on Monday, Oct. 30. Tommy was the beloved son of Eliana (Romero) and Thomas John Bergeron Jr., and the loving brother of Luna Bergeron, according to his obituary.  Ridgefield Public Schools officials made the announcement to the community on Monday but did not name the student. A GoFundMe started for the family by friends said "The unexpected death of a child is an unimaginable loss that no one can prepare for." The fundraiser, w…
Fatal Hit-Run Crash: Norwalk Native, Longtime City Library Employee ID'd As Victim Fatal Hit-Run Crash: Norwalk Native, Longtime City Library Employee ID'd As Victim
Fatal Hit-Run Crash: Norwalk Native, Longtime City Library Employee ID'd As Victim A popular longtime city employee in Fairfield County is being remembered for her compassion and kindness after she was killed during a vehicle crash. Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling along with the Police Department announced that the city tragically lost Norwalk Library employee Dawn Kravarik, a Norwalk native, in a hit-and-run collision on Saturday, Oct. 28. The crash occurred around 6 p.m., on Bayne Street at East Rocks Road. Arriving Patrol Division Officers located two injured victims who had been riding a motorcycle when they were struck by the vehicle that fled, said Michelle Woods M…
New England Native Matthew Perry Dies: Star of 'Friends,' Films New England Native Matthew Perry Dies: Star of 'Friends,' Films
New England Native Matthew Perry Dies: Star of 'Friends,' Films New England's own Matthew Perry, best known as the sarcastic, spastic, and overly-dramatic Chandler Bing on "Friends," died unexpectedly at his Los Angeles home on Saturday, Oct. 28, multiple outlets reported.  The Berkshire County native was just 54 years old.  Police were called to his home around 4 p.m. and found him unresponsive in his hot tub. No drugs were found at the scene, and no foul play is expected, according to the LA Times. The immediate cause of death is unclear.  Perry parlayed his superstardom on NBC's "Must See TV" lineup into several films and other major television rol…
33-Year-Old Killed In Trumbull Crash Remembered For Passion For Family, Dog 33-Year-Old Killed In Trumbull Crash Remembered For Passion For Family, Dog
33-Year-Old Killed In Trumbull Crash Remembered For Passion For Family, Dog A Fairfield County man killed in a two-car crash when the Lexus he was a passenger in hit another vehicle is being remembered as a hard worker who had a passion for his family and his dog, Charlie. Anthony James Moran, age 33, of Bridgeport, died on Sunday, Oct. 15, in a crash in Trumbull Moran was the passenger in a red Lexus SC 430 convertible that was being driven by a 22-year-old Trumbull man, which struck a maroon Chrysler 300 S, according to authorities. Both men were ejected from the car.  Earlier report: Fatal Crash Update: 33-Year-Old Identified As Victim In Trumbull …
35-Year-Old Killed In Double-Fatal Easton Crash Remembered: 'Glue That Held Family Together' 35-Year-Old Killed In Double-Fatal Easton Crash Remembered: 'Glue That Held Family Together'
35-Year-Old Killed In Double-Fatal Easton 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 Services Set For CT Police Officer Killed In Line Of Duty
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…