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Warren Blunt, 63, Bridgeport's Director of Environmental Health

Warren Blunt, 63, Bridgeport's Director of Environmental Health

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Warren Blunt, Bridgeport's long-time Director of Environmental Health, died on Friday, Dec. 30 at Bridgeport Hospital. The lifelong Bridgeport resident was 63.

Blunt was the son of Harry and Helen Cooke Blunt. He received a Bachelor of Art in English from St. Michael College i...

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Ward N. Colbree, 83, Retired Bridgeport Police Officer

Ward N. Colbree, 83, Retired Bridgeport Police Officer

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Ward N. Colbree, husband of Lorraine A. Labonda Colbree, died Thursday, Dec. 15, in his home in Bridgeport, He was 83.  He was born in Bridgeport, son of Nathaniel and...

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Service Planned For Westport's Riley Fritz, 29, Who Died In Warehouse Fire

Service Planned For Westport's Riley Fritz, 29, Who Died In Warehouse Fire

WESTPORT, Conn. — Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the First Unitarian Church in Westport for Staples graduate Riley Fritz, 29, who died Saturday, Dec. 3, in Oakland, C...

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Astronaut John Glenn Dies At 95

Astronaut John Glenn Dies At 95

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, died on Thursday, according to multiple reports. Glenn was 95.  Glenn had been battling health issues since suffering a stroke and had b...

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Former Pitcher Branca Dies, Father-In-Law Of Stamford's Bobby Valentine

Former Pitcher Branca Dies, Father-In-Law Of Stamford's Bobby Valentine

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Ralph Branca, a native of Mount Vernon and the pitcher who served up Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World" Home Run, died on Wednesday morning, according to ...

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Margaret 'Marge' Cole Finch, 85, Mother Of Former Bridgeport Mayor

Margaret 'Marge' Cole Finch, 85, Mother Of Former Bridgeport Mayor

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Margaret "Marge" Cole Finch, mother of former Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, died Saturday, Oct. 15, at St. Vincent's Hospital. She was 85.  "Please keep my Mom in your ...

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Kara Kathleen Kovlakas, 32, Norwalk Teacher

Kara Kathleen Kovlakas, 32, Norwalk Teacher

NORWALK, Conn. — Kara Kathleen Kovlakas, a teacher at Marvin Elementary in Norwalk, died at home in Trumbull on Thursday, Oct 13. She was 32.  Kara Kovlakas was the wife of Andy Kovlakas,...

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Dr. Stephen J. Marshalko, 49, Of Weston, Bridgeport Hospital Doctor

Dr. Stephen J. Marshalko, 49, Of Weston, Bridgeport Hospital Doctor

WESTON, Conn. -- Stephen J. Marshalko, MD, 49, of Weston, loving husband of Lisa Marshalko and proud father of Stephen Marshalko, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hosp...

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Fred Hellerman, 89, Last Member Of The Weavers, Dies At Weston Home

Fred Hellerman, 89, Last Member Of The Weavers, Dies At Weston Home

WESTON, Conn. — Fred Hellerman, a folk singer and last remaining member of The Weavers, died Thursday at his longtime Weston home, according to the Connecticut Post. Hellerman, who was al...

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Gene Wilder, 83, Of 'Blazing Saddles,' 'Willy Wonka' Dies At Stamford Home

Gene Wilder, 83, Of 'Blazing Saddles,' 'Willy Wonka' Dies At Stamford Home

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford resident Gene Wilder, who appeared in "Blazing Saddles" and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," among other films, died Monday from complications of Alzhe...

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Lee Papageorge, Owner Of Oscar’s Deli In Westport, Dies

Lee Papageorge, Owner Of Oscar’s Deli In Westport, Dies

WESTPORT, Conn. — A week after the Westport landmark Oscar’s Delicatessen closed its doors for good, its longtime owner died after a long battle with lung cancer. Lee Papageorge died Mond...

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Fairfield's Suzanne Wright, Co-Founder Of Autism Speaks, Dies At 69

Fairfield's Suzanne Wright, Co-Founder Of Autism Speaks, Dies At 69

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Autism Speaks co-founder Suzanne Wright died Friday, July 29, at her home in Fairfield after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 69. At the helm of Auti...

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'Killing Fields' Journalist Sydney Schanberg Dies In Hudson Valley

'Killing Fields' Journalist Sydney Schanberg Dies In Hudson Valley

POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. -- Sydney H. Schanberg, who earned a place in history with his chronicles of war-torn Cambodia in the 1970s for The New York Times, died Saturday in Poughkeepsie, The ...

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