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The following is a list of Fallen Warriors who remain With Us In Spirit (including teachers) that we are aware of as of April 15, 2018.

We have their pictures. obits and triubtes in an album in the Facebook Group, which can be seen by clicking HERE.

It is more up-to-date than they are here, but we will be updating all here soon, too.

Please contact George Dominguez at UConnGeorge@gmail.com if you have something to add or edit....

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YOG       NAME
1961      Barringer, Richard T.
1962      Corr, John Geyer
1963      Usher, Gary W.
1964      Corr, Daniel Mason
1965      Kopta, Jr., William A.
1966      Brown, David M.
1966      Carter, Janice Dee Redfern
1966      Diller, Robert Meek
1966      Evans, David  Robert
1966      Kane, Vallerie
1966      Keeler, Rockwell
1966      Lucci, John Michael
1966      Maynard, Doug
1966      Palmieri Ronald Stanley
1966      Peet, Ann Jameson
1966      Schultz, Tom
1966      Ward, Michael Levert
1967      Yates, Oscar
1968      Adams, Jr., James Troy
1968      Foy, Maryln Elizabeth
1968      Nessel, Thomas P.
1968      Van Collie, Shimon-Craig Arthur
1969      Connors, Lynn Elizabeth
1969      Cowham, Gary Thomas
1969      Moore, Michael W.
1969      Ongley, Lois Kathe
1969      Quigley, George Sherwood
1969      Rich, Denise Demille
1969      Wayman, Thomas Livingston MAYBE
1970      Allsion, David
1970      Skulratana, Sarin "Pom"
1970      Wren, John Peter
1971      Barton, Thomas
1971      Bierly, Carol G. Andrus
1971      Calzone, Michael James
1971      Cameron, Kathryn Ann Ronfor
1971      Denslow, Clark
1971      Quigley, Cyrus Middleton
1971      Rowan, Tracy
1971      Tobin, Christopher
1971      Wells, Anthony
1972      Boehn, Jeff
1972      Desclos, Christine
1972      Eblen, Robert Roy "Rory"
1972      Flynn, Gregory P.
1972      Healy, Kevin
1972      Jarreau, Maurice
1972      Lavin, Mark
1972      Martin, Robert
1972      McLeod, Lawrence J.
1972      O'Brien, Kelly Mara
1972      Reynolds, H. Britton
1972      Swart, Richard Laurence
1972      Treadwell, Jeffrey Carl
1973      Anderson, Fred
1973      Anderson, Lisa
1973      Asher, Julie
1973      Booth Sr., Frank C.
1973      Conners, Timothy Alan Gerald
1973      Copley, David S.
1973      Horwitz, Louise "Laverne"
1973      Hubert, Jeffrey Frank
1973      Mazzone, Susan M.
1973      McCann, Brian
1973      Monahan, Peter
1973      Norman, Steven
1973      Osterhout, Jeffrey
1973      Traczyk, Roger
1974      Abbe, Randall Douglas
1974      Betts, Kevin
1974      Carvutto, Robin Lori Ann
1974      Evans, Jonathan C.
1974      Foster, Karl Gifford
1974      Frasher, Mary "Molly"
1974      Gardner, Michael
1974      Gray, John Wheeler
1974      Henderson, Richard E.
1974      Hynes, Timothy J.
1974      Lucci, Larry
1974      Mahony, Susan Lynn Borkowski
1974      Maor, Aaron Ben
1974      Menson, Barton Seward
1974      Neuffer, Elizabeth A. "Buffy"
1974      Petronella, Brian Anthony
1974      Pinchin, Eric Douglas
1974      Ralph, Stephen A.
1974      Resen, John Frederick "Sparky"
1974      Rydz, Margaret Grace Altieri
1974      Smith, Timothy W.
1974      Wilson, Daryl S.
1975      Butler, Wendi Lauber
1975      Collins, Victoria Marie
1975      Driscoll, Dorothy Anne
1975      Emard, Kevin P.
1975      Hemnes, Jesse
1975      Jayne, Sandy 1975
1975      Lutter, Jennifer
1975      Nardi, Robin Ann
1975      Smidt, Nate
1975      Smith, Andrew F.
1975      Vaughn, Victoria Lynn
1975      West, Kenneth
1975      Winterling, Adam
1975      Woods, Mark
1976      Anthony, Duncan
1976      Connors, Kevin
1976      DeLapp, Kathleen Sheehy
1976      Evans, Perry Prelesnik
1976      Farrell, Sharron Bouton
1976      Finnegan, Carol
1976      Forsyth, Jamie
1976      Forsyth, Scott
1976      Hetz, Chris
1976      Hudson, Lawrence Jamison "Jamie"
1976      Jones, Hilary
1976      Jordan, John K
1976      Ketcham, Susan
1976      Klotz, Chris
1976      Middlebrook, Jeff
1976      Mooney, Cynthia McCann
1976      Murray, Jr.., John William
1976      Paull, Ken
1976      Soto, Norman
1976      Strakosh, Mark
1976      Terramorse, Bruce
1976      Wilcox, Nancy
1977      Brunner, Don
1977      Clark, Carey
1977      Davidson, Nancy
1977      Driscoll, Paul
1977      Fleming, Thomas "Geeb"
1977      Longo, Maggie
1977      Lutter, Joseph
1977      Moore, Steven
1977      Nolan, Peter
1977      O'Hearn, Elizabeth
1977      Pitts, Jeffrey
1977      Pozzuto, Deborah Lizzio
1977      Reeves, Phillip Walker
1978      Cappella, Melissa Ann Flint
1978      Carragher, Matthew
1978      Cole, David J.
1978      Hallenbeck, Jay
1978      Moore, Scott
1978      Peeters, Steven J.
1978      Phillips, Michael D.
1978      Reynolds, Chuck
1978      Zibelli, Suzanne Schuck
1979      Altieri, Rosemarie "Rory"
1979      Boyle, Timothy
1979      Brill, Michael
1979      Hemnes, Brett
1979      Istel, Patrick Kelly
1979      Lutter, Henry
1979      Meeko, Kelly Blaine
1980      Anderson, Jean Crosby
1980      Bartek, Jean M. Lord
1980      Buckingham, Stephen Sherwood
1980      Darnell, Andrew Vaughn
1980      DelVecchio, Nicola Ann Gaffney
1980      Goodnow, Nancy Ann Lammey
1980      Greenlee-Haug, Joyce H.
1980      Premru, Jennifer Ann
1980      Shannon, Karen Elizabeth Lohr
1980      Sinchak, Robert F.
1980      Smith, Greg
1980      Sussenguth, John
1980      Whithead, Gregory A.
1981      Chrostowski, Marjorie Ann
1981      DeSimone, Robert
1981      Elverskog, Anna
1981      Fearon, Peter J.
1981      Fuller, Michael Warren
1981      Gould, David Edward
1981      Hagerman, Daniel P.
1981      Heibeck, John Frederick
1981      Hittner, L Michael
1981      Hurwitz, Diana Christine Pooley
1981      Johnson, Judy
1981      Leitten, Michael E.
1981      Leonard, Michael
1981      Mancusi Denman, Nancy J.
1981      Miska, Carolyn Blain
1981      Paterson, Peter
1981      Premru, Jacqueline Ann
1981      Pressler, Richard Scott
1981      Spiritelli, Wendy
1981      Trimarchi, Salvatore
1981      Turner, Phillip
1981      Webb, Kyle
1981      Werner, Richard Mark
1982      Black, Burley
1982      Gill, Kirk L.
1982      Kidder, Robert Reese
1982      Lynch, Diane McGraw
1982      McCue, Kimberly
1982      O'Hanlon, Charles
1982      Orr, Jeff
1982      Taillefer, Maura Ellen Hickey
1982      Throckmorton, Jack
1982      Walhofer, Erick
1983      Andrews, Bruce
1983      Beane, Jonathon
1983      Marcone, Matthew
1983      Melanson, William J.
1983      Pingarron, Geoffrey Alan
1983      Seagraves, Cynthia
1984      Amato, Carolin
1984      Haddad, Stephen R.
1984      Henwood, John
1984      Marcato, Reagan Erin
1985      Annesley, Chris
1985      Beebe, Lauren Ashley
1985      Best, Tremaine
1985      Cluster, Perry
1985      Deforest, Erick
1985      Goldberg, Todd Alan
1985      Kniffin, Gregory
1985      Ragan, Andrew
1985      Rawlings, Sarah E.
1985      Sweeny, Matt
1986      Albom, Matthew A.
1986      Frankenhoff, Kristen
1986      Guimond, Raymond
1986      Premru, Matthew A.
1986      Whitaker, Karen Marie
1986      Williams, Stacey Marie
1987      Gebbia, Carolyn
1987      Karlson, Michael
1987      Peffenbach, Ann
1987      Sandolo, Cinzia L.
1988      Kelly, Sean
1988      Longo, Adam
1988      Nickel, Melissa
1988      Shipman, Demetrius R.
1989      Dabney, Jason
1989      Parkel, Leslie
1989      Sheild , Daniel
1990      Auslander, Erica
1990      Whitten, Leslie
1991      Aufderheide, Ana
1991      Edge, Brian
1991      Nickel, Mark B.
1992      Gray, Jared
1992      Urban, Rebecca
1993      Davidson, Frank E.
1994      Riddle, Nelson Robert "Beau"
1995      Braden, Elizabeth Bianca Epifanio
1995      Lambros, Alexis
1995      Schauman, Jessa
1996      Dunn, John Andrew
1997      Dobey, Russell Alexander
1998      Drago, Nicola
1998      Ecke, Clayton A.
1998      Zinicola, Nick D.
1999      Hingston, Samuel
1999      Wilson, Jamie
2002      Wood Jr., Timothy "Timmer" Owen
2003      Gorman, Gregory
2004      Kobialka, Rainer
2004      Pramer, Timothy John "TJ"
2004      Schintzius, John Robert
2005      Carey, Andrew Martin
2005      Madaras, Nicholas A.
2005      Murtaugh, William Paca
2005      Shaw, Matthew Miles
2006      Sherman, Whitney
2007      Burchett, Chester Wayne
2007      Carey, Timothy Benjamin
2008      Corvese, Matthew J.
2008      Fields, Jr., John "Jack" Reed
2009      Sywak, Pawel
2010      Forester, Stephen
2012      Keers, Robert Anderson
2012      Parisot, Nicholas
?             Lucas, Larry
?             McLaughlin, Dan
1972/73               Medico, Jr., Louis J.
1973/74               Lucey, David
1979/1980          Turnbull, Ann
1988/89               Assaf, Julie
1994?    Herbst, Ken
Associate Principal           Sell, Richard
Nurse    DeLucia, Beth
School Psychologist         Rosmarin, Martin
Teacher Akey, John
Teacher Burbank, Albert C.
Teacher Cappell, E. Dan
Teacher Coates, Anthony
Teacher Collischonn, Hans
Teacher Corr, Letitia Jeanette
Teacher Cummings, Betty Collins
Teacher Donigian, Eve Lynne
Teacher Everett, Tom
Teacher Fagan, Sid
Teacher Fujitani, Thomas
Teacher Gallagher, Robert
Teacher Gray, Kenneth
Teacher Mack, Edward Beach
Teacher Martin, Ann Stackpole
Teacher McGarty, Edward
Teacher Palmer, Susan Redeke
Teacher Wilson, Gerald
Teacher Yaggi, Maurice


 

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Rosemarie Altieri

January 16th, 1962 - May 26th, 2011

"Rory" -- In high school you gave me a slip of paper that read "Friendship is the inexplicable comfort of having to neither weigh thoughts nor measure words." I have carried that around in my wallet for over 30 years. The ink is creased and faded...lost in the passing of time, but the sentiment, I carry with me still. You were smart, even in high school!

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Fred Anderson, '73


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From Dirk Vavroch on October 4th, 2013
I learned today that my friend, Fred Anderson is dead. Fred was almost a brother to me in high school. He moved in with my family during our Junior year in 1972. My earliest memory of Fred is in the old high school cafeteria. Fred was presiding over a debate over baseball statistics, and he seemed to have a limitless capacity for memorizing numbers. He and I went to a few Mets games together. I just now remembered taking the train into the city and going to watch two Marx Brothers movies. Seems like Dan Dibner was along on thati one. I was laughing so hard, I had to turn away from the screen. A Night at the Opera was one and the other was A Day at the Races. Many of us will remember Fred organizing all sorts of trips into the city. He would buy a handful of t
 

Lisa Anderson, '73


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Jean Anderson, '80


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Bruce Andrews, '83


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Julie Asher, '73


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Jean Lord Lord, '80 (Bartek, '80)


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From Kate Quinn on December 20th, 2013
Jean was a loving friend throughout OLF and into high school.  She's always remembered when we talk of good times.  Her slumber parties and levitations were epic.  As were Mrs. Lord and her sister who were constants. Mr. Lord was always there quietly observing.  A loving woman to a loving family.  She is rememberred. 
 

Jon Beane, '83


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Burley Black, '82


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Jeff Boehn, '72


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From Vicki Melick. Little on May 9th, 2014
Jeff...you are still and will always be in my heart.  I miss you now as much as I ever have.  I will always wonder how things would have turned out if that one tragic night hadn't happened.  I have no doubt we would have still been friends.   To my Bo...with my love.
 

Michael Brill, '79


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Donald Brunner

May 30th, 1959 - October 31st, 2011

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From Eileen Nolan on January 2nd, 2014
You truly were a wonderful big brother, and I will carry with me forever many great memories, stories, laughs, good times, and life lessons learned from you. I miss you every day - and you are forever in my heart.
 

Steve Buckingham '80/'81

December 14th, 1961 - December 14th, 2013

December 16, 2013

I am HEARTBROKEN to report the news of Steve Buckingham's (Wilton HS '80/'81) sudden passing on Saturday evening, 12/14..

His Birthday...

This is the posting on his FB page....

Ugh......

I had called Big Steve about this time last year about a job with Grainger I was looking at...we hadn't spoken in 25+ years, but he sounded exactly the same--that deep, booming voice and laugh...

I will post his obituary in both the Brunch Facebook Group and here on the website  where tributes and memories I'm sure will be appreciated....

We're thinking of him, his family, and his countless friends....

RIP, Buck...like all Fallen Warriors, you remain With Us In Spirit....

George S. Dominguez, WHS '81



 
All, this is Kimberly Cook Buckingham. I wanted to let all of Steve's friends and family know that sometime Saturday afternoon Steve passed away in his sleep. All of you that spent time with Steve, I'm sure, have some crazy story about something you did together. In our short time together we shared a lifetime of great memories. Keep us in your prayers.

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Stephen Sherwood Buckingham, 52, of Jacksonville, FL and a Wilton, CT native, died suddenly on the afternoon of December 14, 2013. 

Born in St. Louis, MO on December 14, 1961, he was the son of Martha Hedeman Buckingham and the late Richard Sherwood Buckingham of Savannah, GA, formerly of Wilton, CT.  

Steve graduated from Wilton High School in 1981 and Denison University in 1985.  He was a widely respected member of the facilities supplies industry, working for leading distributors for many years.  Most recently he was the Area Market Manager for Hagemeyer NA. 

"Buck", as he was widely known by his friends, was an Eagle Scout and played lacrosse at Wilton High School and Denison University.  He was very involved in the Fairport, NY Youth Lacrosse program for many years and helped start the lacrosse program in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  He recently coached in the Jacksonville area. 

Steve was an avid lover of life, lacrosse, NASCAR, Cape Cod, and most importantly, his family.  All who knew him well remember his warm smile, infectious laugh, good natured humor, and down to earth personality.  

He is also survived by his wife Kimberly Lum Buckingham of Jacksonville, FL , former wife, Karin Van Voorhees and two daughters, Meredith and Haley of Oconomowoc, WI, stepsons Alex and Michael Lum,  sister Linda Buckingham Thomson and her husband Peter Thomson of Wilton, CT, and nephews Scott and Doug Thomson.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 25th, 1 p.m. in the chapel, at The Skidaway Island United Methodist Church in Savannah, GA.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to US Lacrosse, 113 West University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21210.  Please indicate on the checks First Stick Program in memory of Steve Buckingham. 

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From Linda Buckingham Thomson on December 17th, 2013
It is inconceivable that he has left this earth so young.  He was my rock and was such support to my mom and I after dad died.  It is just not fair.  Who dies on their birthday.  Thanks for ALL the amazing emails, Facebook messages snd notes.  It means a lot to my family.
 

Matthew Carragher, '78

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Robin Lori Ann Carvutto, '74


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From charlotte smith on March 11th, 2013
Robin you were always so friendly in high school, and such a uplifting spirit to everyone of anyone you met or anyone you came in contact with. Missing you always! Being in god's care must be a blessing now. You are now someone's gardian angel
 

Marjorie Ann Chrostowski, '81


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Victoria Marie Collins. '75 (Collins, '75)

January 11th, 1957 - March 20th, 2012


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Published in the Orlando Sentinel on March 24, 2012

COLLINS, VICTORIA MARIE, 55 of Orlando, FL passed away on March 20, 2012. Victoria was born on January 11, 1957 in Passaic, NJ. She is survived by her mother, Helen Marie Ostendorff; daughters, Kristen Evans and Kimber Moody; sisters, Lesley C. Collins, Laura Leigh Caissy and H. Elizabeth
Losa; brother, Christopher W.
Collins; and grandchild, Mya E. Joachin. A Visitation will be held Sunday, March 25 at 11:30AM followed by a Memorial Service at the DeGusipe Funeral Home &
Crematory. 9001 N. Orlando Ave., Maitland, FL 32751,
407-695-CARE (2273).

 

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Timothy Alan Gerald Conners, '73


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David S. Copley, '73


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John Geyer Corr, '62

- - December 28th, 1967

Here is a story that appeared in the Norwalk Hour about WHS '62 graduate John Corr and the award given in his honor:

Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2012 10:15 pm | Updated: 10:16 pm, Thu Jun 7, 2012.

Anyone who reads this space regularly knows there are a few words I won't use.

One of them is hero.

It's just always been my belief that there are no heroes in sports, at least not as far as athletes go. There are stars. There are leaders. There are role models. There are even inspirations.

But heroes? Sorry. Not on my watch.

Heroes belong on page one of the newspaper, not in the sports section. But, hey, that's just me. Other sports writers here and elsewhere are free to call athletes who deliver walk-off hits, game-winning baskets and clinching goals anything they want.

But not me. Not here.

There are those rare occasions, however, when the sports world does give us a "hero." A real-life hero.

Like John Corr.

The late John Corr.

The late Lt. John Geyer Corr.

John Corr was a three-sport athlete at Wilton High School a half-century ago. In fact, this month marks the 50th anniversary of his graduating class in 1962.

Corr was pretty good in all three of his sports -- football, basketball and track. He even helped the Warriors to victory on several occasions. But he'd be the first to tell you he was not a sports hero.

Instead, it was what he did after he graduated from Wilton High School that made John Corr a true American hero.

After a four-year collegiate football career at the University of Bridgeport, Corr joined the United States Marines and was awarded nine -- that's right, nine -- medals before he was killed in action in Vietnam on Dec. 28, 1967.

And since 1968, the Wilton High athletic department has honored his memory with the Lt. John G. Corr Memorial Award, given annually to a senior male athlete who best exemplifies the leadership, character and work ethic Corr himself possessed.

Richard Hardej was the inaugural recipient in June 1968, less than six months after Corr lost his life in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. On Monday night, at the annual WHS Senior Award Night, the 45th recipient will be announced.

"To this day, it's still the most important scholarship," former Wilton football coach Tom Fujitani said. "It carries the most prestige."

"A small group of fathers and myself started the award," Nick Zeoli, the longtime WHS athletic director who coached Corr in football and track, pointed out. "We started it right away. As soon as John died we got it going.

"John Corr gave me an undefeated season," Zeoli, who will be 89 next month, said from his home in Vermont. "He passed for over a thousand yards and he could also run. He was an outstanding quarterback. He could've played baseball, too, but he ran track for me and he still holds all the school records for hurdles."

But while Fujitani, a 1961 graduate of Greenwich High School, didn't join Zeoli's staff as an assistant until after Corr played there, he, perhaps more than anyone, knew him best.

"John and I went to college together," Fujitani, who retired 11 years ago after three decades as head coach, said. "We both played at the University of Bridgeport, so we got close. I used to give him a ride home, never knowing that one day I'd be working at Wilton High School, where he played.

"He had enlisted in the Marines and then when I was hired at Wilton in 1966, Nick used to send me out to scout other games because I was the rookie on the staff. John would come home on leave and he and I used to go scout together."

Which only seemed fitting since the two were practically joined at the hip since their UB days.

"I was a wideout and John was a quarterback and punter," said Fujitani, who also played defense. "He broke into the starting lineup as a quarterback his sophomore year and started the next two years."

"For a lot of years he held all the throwing records," Zeoli noted. "He played for four years, graduated, joined the Marines, and went right into fighting.

"He was ready to come home. He had done his duty," Zeoli added. "But he didn't want to leave his men, so he stayed and the next day he was killed."

You see, with John Corr, his men always came first.

"He was a second lieutenant, but he wouldn't sleep in the backline with the other officers," Fujitani said. "He would sleep on the frontline with his men on the ground. That's just the kind of guy he was."

Fujitani still remembers the last time he saw Corr.

"My daughter was just born and our family had a dinner and I invited John," he said. "That was October '66 and he left for Vietnam right after that. I was one of the last people on the stateside to see him alive.

"As soon as he got killed I got a call from two of the fathers whose sons were on the football team and they said we have to do something."

What the Wilton sports community did was begin upgrading and constructing what would eventually become Memorial Stadium. At the start of the 1968 football season, the Fathers Club needed just two days, Sept. 28 and 29, to install bleachers at the existing field. Fans used to have to stand during games.

Less than a month later, on Oct. 19, 1968, Wilton Memorial Stadium was officially dedicated during Homecoming against Immaculate. The ceremony included patriotic bunting, a helicopter flying over the field, and a cannon salute.

But the highlight were the six flags that flew that day, one for each individual from Wilton who made the supreme sacrifice fighting in Vietnam.

"John Corr was not the first, nor was he the last," Fujitani said.

Actually, Corr was the third Wiltonite to be killed in action. But it may have been the one that hit home the most in this tiny community.

"His death in Vietnam was the real reason behind Memorial Stadium," current Wilton head football coach Bruce Cunningham said. "For what he was and for what he stood for."

Cunningham, like Tim Eagen, the head coach before him, quickly learned about the history of John Corr.

"Timmy Eagen and Bruce Cunningham picked up the torch after I retired," Fujitani said. "I've been retired for 11 years, but I'm still very much involved on the board."

"I learned all about it from Tom when he brought me in," said Eagen, the Warriors' longtime baseball coach. "I eventually joined the board when there was an opening and saw how revered John Corr was."

Cunningham did the same.

"The first year I came on at Wilton was 2005, and I looked through a lot of notes and learned all about John Corr," he said. "I was put on the board in 2007."

The names of two more Vietnam casualties from Wilton were added during a second ceremony in August 1969, while 40 years later a marker honoring Nicholas Madaras, a 2005 WHS grad killed in Iraq, was memorialized.

All nine markers are part the Memorial Garden, which was dedicated in 2009 and which Cunningham was very involved with. The Memorial Garden is located right in front of the concession stand at the stadium and in addition to the large centerpiece stone commemorating that halftime ceremony on Oct. 30 -- right before Veterans Day -- there are nine smaller stone markers bearing the names of the fallen soldiers with a flag pole behind each one.

"I try to bring my class here every Veterans Day," Cunningham, a health teacher at the school, said. "We like to have the flags on display at other events, not just football games, but lacrosse games and even non-sporting events. The stadium is used for a lot of things."

Among the many honors bestowed on Corr while in the Marines were a Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts.

"Not everything was reported, either," Cunningham said. "One time he was hit with shrapnel and was supposed to get another Purple Heart. But he told the person working on him not to report it. He didn't want another Purple Heart. That was the kind of guy he was."

"He was the kind of guy everybody respected," Fujitani agreed. "He didn't holler, but he got his message across."

On Monday night, that message will reach a new recipient. The Lt. John G. Corr Memorial Award Fund has only grown in stature -- and in value -- the last 45 years. The winner receives a $5,000 scholarship, and an additional $15,000 if he qualifies and chooses to study overseas at either the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge or University of Edinburgh -- as four past winners did, including current boys lacrosse coach John Wiseman, the 1986 recipient.

In addition, the winner -- which is kept secret until the presentation -- is presented a medallion featuring the bust of John Corr with the recipient's name engraved on the back.

"He was somebody special and this award is something special," Fujitani said.

"And it's still the last award given every year," Eagen pointed out. "It's also the only award where the recipient speaks."

Which is certainly befitting of an award named after a true American hero.

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Letitia Jeanette Roche (Corr, Teacher)

September 17th, 1917 - January 20th, 2013


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Letitia Jeanette Corr, 95, a long-time resident of Wilton, died Jan. 20, 2013. She  was born Sept. 17, 1917 in Wilton to the late Charles and Amelia Geyer Roche.

Mrs. Corr, who was known as Letty, was a graduate of New Canaan High School and New Britain State Teachers College and taught in the Wilton school system for 25 years. She was an accomplished athlete and was the second woman inducted into the New Canaan High School Sports Hall of Fame. She remained an avid fan of Wilton sports teams for many years. Bowling was another interest and she did this competitively well into her 80s. Her main love was her family, and she treasured her time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

“She was a joy to all and will be deeply missed, but lovingly remembered,” her family said.

Survivors of include two sons, C. Alan Corr and wife, Deborah, of Sacramento, Calif.; and Daniel M. Corr and wife, Pamela, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and one daughter, Letitia Kenefic and husband, Jay, of Bethel, Conn. Also surviving are six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was pre-deceased by her son Lt. John G. Corr.

A graveside service will be held Saturday Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in New Canaan. The family will receive friends on Friday evening at the Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main Street, New Canaan, from 4 to 8. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lt. John G. Corr Memorial Award Fund, P.O. Box 76, Wilton, CT 06897.

For online condolences and directions please visit www.hoytfuneralhome.com.

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Kathy Sheehy Sheehy, '76 (Delapp, '76)


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Christine Desclos, '72


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Robert DeSimone, '81

April 28th, 1963 - December 29th, 2010


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Robert W. DeSimone Jr.

DESIMONE Dr. Robert W. DeSimone, Jr., of Durham died unexpectedly Wednesday, December 29. Rob was a gifted scientist and inventor, a creative teacher and a loving son, father and husband. He was born on April 28, 1963, the son of Robert Walter DeSimone, Sr. and Joyce Colangelo DeSimone and grew up in Wilton. He attended Wilton High School where he met his future wife, Patricia Buxton. Rob graduated from Wilton High in 1981; earned his bachelor of science in chemistry from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1985; his master of science in mechanistic organic chemistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey in 1987; and his doctorate in organic chemistry from Wesleyan University in Middletown in 1992. He completed his post-doctorate at Yale University in 1993. He and Pat were married in 1987. Rob was an accomplished chemist who worked in drug discovery for Neurogen Corporation and Cellular Genomics in Branford. He also was an inventor who held more than 40 patents for drugs he developed. In 2006, he embarked on a second career as a teacher, earning certification through the ARC program. He taught chemistry, integrated science and biology at Notre Dame Catholic High School in Fairfield, where he was known to his students as "Doctor D." Rob was active in hometown politics, and served on the town's Board of Finance. He enjoyed photography, bass fishing, gardening and raising Barred Rock chickens. His had a passion for golf and was a member of the Portland Golf Club. Rob is survived by his wife, Pat, his daughter Gina, and his son David; his parents Robert and Joyce of The Villages, Florida; brother, James, and his wife, Holly, of Redding, Connecticut; his nieces and nephews, Mitchell, Thomas and Becca DeSimone; Sharon and Aric Wauzzinski; Kate, Kip, Konnor and Kelly Buxton; and Jane Ackermann. There will be visiting hours on Monday fron 4 to 7 p.m. at the D'Angelo Funeral Home, 22 South Main Street, Middletown (860-347-0752. www.dangelofuneralhome.com). The funeral mass will be at Notre Dame Church in Durham Tuesday at 10 a.m., 72 Main Street, Durham (860-349-3058). In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to: the Dr. Robert DeSimone Memorial Scholarship Fund, Notre Dame Catholic High School 220 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, Connecticut 06825 (203-372-6521; www.notredame.org) or the American Cancer Society Southern New England Region (1-800-227-2345; 825 Brook Street; I-91 Tech Center Rocky Hill, CT 06067).

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Dorothy Anne Driscoll, '75

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Paul Driscoll, '77

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April 20, 1959-July 22, 1979
 
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Robert Roy "Rory" Eblen, '72


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Anna Elverskog, '81 (Elverskog, 81)


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Jon Evans, '74

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Perry Prelesnik Evans, '76


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William D. "Cy" Ewing

- - July 21st, 1974

 
Class of '77

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Sharron Bouton Bouton, 76 (Farrell, '76)


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Peter J. Fearon, '81


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Carol Finnegan, '76


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Thomas "Geeb" Fleming

June 9th, 1959 - July 5th, 2009

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Gregory P. Flynn, '72


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Jamie Forsyth, '76


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From Donna Goetjen on October 6th, 2012
i was able to see scott and jamie in recent years; we had a lot of laughs.  scott had tons of pictures, and a great memory!  
so sad...but they are still together, raising cain, still bickering and looking out for each other.
hey boys, miss you every day....
 

Scott Forsyth, '76


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From Susan Clark Kuhn on November 25th, 2013
September 6, 1958 - March 17, 2010
 

Karl Giff Foster, '74


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From David Wokanovicz on September 7th, 2013
Karl's good humor and music were and still are a great inspiration to me. You will always be Loved Giff. Rest in peace  
 

Michael Warren Fuller, '81

June 28th, 1963 - June 21st, 2004


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In a cruel yet glorious irony befitting both their brief lives, nine days after delivering a heartfelt eulogy at Scott Pressler's service, Mike also died of a heart attack on June 21, 2004. He was 40 and a resident of Millbrook, NY. He is survived by a wife, Gina, and two children Zachary and Madeline.

Always working-out, of course, Mike went down "doing what he loved" as they say: running on his beloved Lacrosse field at the Millbrook School (
www.millbrook.org)

After graduating from High School, The Big Man went to the Bridgton (ME) Academy (
http://www.bridgtonacademy.org/ ) for a year of prep school and sports. Afterwards, he and Scott were roomates and played football at Western Maryland College for a year or so before both being booted for what Fuller termed "misunderstandings with administration"....

Scott went into the Army, and The Big Man returned to the Wilton area, going into the contracting business with Joe LaValle and Dave DiNoi. About this time, Guy Whitten, the former Wilton Lacrosse Coach & Math Teacher, asked Mike to show his niece Gina, from Moosehead Lake, Maine, a good time while she was visiting the Whitten's in Wilton.

"No funny stuff, Fulla' "....Can you almost hear it?

They married in Maine and, after a couple of more years in the Wilton area Mike made his inevitable return to education and athletics...he finished his degrees, and he and Gina returned to Maine when Mike began working for his alma mater, The Bridgton Academy as a teacher, coach and administrator.

Zack and Maddie were both born in Maine, but Mike and Gina made the difficult decision to leave Bridgton as both accepted positions at The Millbrook School, a prep school outside the Poughkeepsie, NY area. Besides spending more time with friends & family still in the Wilton area (all are well) and playing more golf, Mike was an administrator and, of course, the Head Lacrosse Coach at Millbrook, inspiring his teams to league championships before and AFTER he went.

I was amazed but not surprised to see so many people (kids especially with Jersey's on) from EVERYWHERE, busloads, at his Memorial Service...the Millbrook Chapel overflowed such that a giant tent and speakers were set up.

He loved a show.

Gina, the kids and his family are hangin' in there. The schools and their communities have been terrific to Mike's family. Gina, Z and Maddie remained at Millbrook, and The Bridgton Academy has an annual reunion/golf tournament named in Mike's honor. The procedes are used for two scholarships: One for a Bridgton student athlete in need,, the other a college education fund established for the Fuller Children. It's held around the first Monday in May in Sutton, MA...perhaps you'll join us one of these years for golf and/or dinner...good causes, both...

Gina, The Boyz and Me often laugh to ourselves how Angelic all this has made The Big Man look and sound...but the truth is this: The Big Man is Bigger Than Ever....

He loved these events, too...he and Pressler both would have been riding my ass to organize the 25th reunion...so I do so, in great part, because of them...they are most definitely With Us In Spirit....

Please post any pictures you have of Mike at the Michael Warren Fuller Memorial Facebook Group...

 

Long Live Scotty & The Big Man!!!!
 


George Dominguez
Summer '04

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Kirk Gill, '82


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John Gray, '74


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From Alison Gray-Smith on September 12th, 2013
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Ample make this bed
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In it wait till judgement break
excellent and fair. - Emily Dickinson
 

Karen Grippo

June 24th, 1960 - September 19th, 2008

Class of 1978 but graduated early in 1977

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Daniel P. Hagerman, '81

February 21st, 1963 - October 26th, 2011


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Daniel Paul Hagerman, 48, banker, Wilton High grad

Daniel Paul Hagerman died suddenly on Oct. 6, in Panama City, Panama. He was 48.

Mr. Hagerman was born March 21, 1963 in Caracas, Venezuela, son of Audrey and George Hagerman.

He graduated from Wilton High School in 1981 and magna cum laude from Colgate University with high honors in economics in 1985. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received the Colgate University/Fairfield County Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. He graduated from Columbia University with a master of business administration degree. He worked for Deutsche Bank, New York City for 20 years and retired as a managing director in 2005.

“Dan had a passion for life in every way,” his family said. “Dan was intellectually curious and an avid reader and original thinker. He was a true adventurer, whether exploring European cities or on a horseback safari on the Zambezi. Dan loved the ocean from scuba diving adventures (Truk Lagoon, Micronesia, Australia and Central America) to sailing (the waters of Long Island Sound and the Pacific Ocean) to game fishing in Panama.

“Dan had a unique way and charisma that captivated all who crossed his path — a vibrant laugh and zest for life from its simplest pleasures to all its wonders and complexities. Dan was a very kind soul and all who knew him felt very lucky to have been a part of his life.”

He is survived by his parents, Audrey and George Hagerman of Bridgewater, N.H,; his brothers George William Hagerman of Denver, Colo., and Peter Charles Hagerman of Corona del Mar, Calif.; his sister, Lisa Ann Hagerman of San Francisco; his sister-in-law, Lisa Hearst Hagerman; his nephews, Henry H. Hagerman and Jack H. Espy and his niece, Tenney H. Espy.

A private family memorial service will be held in November in New York. Mr. Hagerman was an ardent supporter of the Mayhew Program. Memorial gifts may be given to the Daniel P. Hagerman Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Mayhew Program, P.O. Box 120, Bristol NH 03222; www.mayhew.org.

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From Kate Lauer on September 26th, 2012
I think of Dan often: his chuckle especially.  His enthusiasm for good things that would happen to me, to him, or anyone he cared about. His pleasure in being outdoors, skiing, swimming, sailing, eating good food.  His story-telling and memories for funny things.  I think of Dan often and miss him.  I wish I could sit down and have a good laugh with him, see him smile, confide in him and hear his thoughtful response. I wish my children could know him. His kind eyes and expression and his sense of good and right. I miss Dan. And I cherish my memories of him.
 

Jay Hallenbeck, '78

August 20th, 1960 - June 15th, 2010


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Published in Connecticut Post from June 19 to June 21, 2010:

HALLENBECK Jay Hallenbeck, age 49, passed away peacefully Tuesday night, June 15, 2010 at his home in Easton. Born in Greenwich to Lisa and Alan Hallenbeck on August 20, 1960, Hallenbeck was a lifelong Fairfield County resident who had his own home improvement business. He was the proud, doting father of two loving sons, Shannon and Cameron. Hallenbeck loved spending time with his family, performing stand-up comedy at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York, cooking, gardening, classic rock, funny movies and supporting the Fairfield Follies performances for the past ten years. He will be fondly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his beloved, Marje Tracy; his sons, Shannon and Cameron Hallenbeck; his sister, Trisha Leroux and her husband, Roger Leroux; stepchildren, Sloane, Nicole, Brooke and Rafael; three grandchildren, Brette, Mitchell and Aidan; former wife, Kate Rauch, and her parents, Gary and Gail Rauch. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2475 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jay's memory may be made to the college fund for his sons in care of Marjory Tracy, Trustee, 105 Technology Drive, Suite 1A , Trumbull , CT 06611. The Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield has been entrusted with the arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit
www.SpearMillerFuneralHome.com .

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Kenneth Hatfield

August 23rd, 1958 - January 22nd, 2001

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Dennis Healy, '72


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From Vicki Melick. Little on May 9th, 2014
I remember the last time I spoke to you, as if it was yesterday.  Things were going well for you, up until the accident.  You blamed yourself...if there had been someway I could have convinced you it wasn't your fault.  Life takes some nasty turns and in three short years, mine was changed for ever.   I miss you, as I do Jeff.
 

John Frederick Heibeck, '81

February 6th, 1963 - -


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Brett Hemnes

1959 - 1995

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John Henwood, '84

- - September 11th, 2001


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Timothy Herman

1955 - 1990

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Holly Herron

June 15th, 1959 - December 26th, 2004

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L. Michael Hittner, '81

July 30th, 1963 - July 25th, 2006


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Lawrence M. Hittner

HITTNER, Lawrence M. Lawrence Michael Hittner, 42, of Houston, TX, passed away on Tuesday, (July 25, 2006). He was born on July 30, 1963 in St. Paul, MN. Survivors include his mother and father, Marlene and Lawrence Hittner of Seabrook Island, SC; three sisters, Lauri Finch of Amherst, MA, Lynne Hughes of Waterville, ME, and Polly Hittner of Winchester; five nephews; four nieces, and a great niece; two aunts and an uncle. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to a charity of choice. A memorial service to celebrate Michael's life will be held at a later date in Connecticut.


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Louise "Laverne" Horwitz, '73


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Jeffrey Hubert, '73

September 23rd, 1955 - December 21st, 2012

 

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 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=161952599

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Timothy J. Hynes, '74


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From Vicki Melick. Little on May 9th, 2014
Timmy....I wish I could hear your infectious laugh.  You were such a cut up.  This world lost someone just full of life when you passed.    Hugs to you always, my friend.
 

Patrick K. Istel, '79

- - February 28th, 1979


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From Kevin Udell on August 8th, 2013
Pat was one of my best friends and I still miss him. He passed in an auto accident back in early 1979 right in front of the Wilton High School. We were planning on doing a yard work company with this horrible old 1963 Ford pickup truck that barely ran. We also used to skip class and head out in his 1966 Sunbeam Tiger to the Shopwell for Rice Pudding. 
He was such an interesting guy, on the basketball team, loved the game. His funeral on Long Island was so beautiful. Very much missed to this day. 
 

Sven James

January 7th, 1959 - September 13th, 2006

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Maurice Jarreau, '72


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Judy Johnson, 81 (Johnson, '81)


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Hilary Jones, '76


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Susan Ketcham

June 30th, 1959 - April 13th, 2013

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Susan Ketcham, '76

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Chris Klotz, 76


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Mark Lavin, '75

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Michael Leonard, '81

- - October 1st, 2007


Wed 10/03/07--I received unfortunate word from classmate John Rebo saying that fellow WHS '81 alum Michael Leonard died in a motorcycle accident on October 1.

He was 45 and living in the Locust section of Middletown, NJ. He is survived by his wife Cindy (John's cousin) and a son.

John and Mike were Wilton neighbors growing up and had remained very good friends.

Allyson Leonard (WHS '83) sent me a picture of "Stretch" and his young son on his Harley that can be seen in Mike's "Then & Now" listing. Tough stuff.

Allyson can be reached by using the e-mail contact on Mike's "Then & Now" listing.

Mike remains With Us In Spirit, and our thoughts are with him, Allyson, John and their families.

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Melissa Lewis

January 10th, 1959 - September 20th, 2002

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Deborah Lizzio

March 1st, 1959 - August 2nd, 2007

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From Catherine Dolson on December 20th, 2013
Link to Debbie's obituary: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028295/00396/9j
 
One quote I really liked, "Debbie was so much to so many people" ... she really was all that and more. Miss you, Miss Deb.
 

Joseph Lutter, '77


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Henry Lutter, '79


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Diane McGraw, '82 (Lynch, '82)

- - February 26th, 2011


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Nicholas A. Madaras, '05

October 21st, 1986 - September 3rd, 2006


Army Pfc. Madaras was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. Madaras died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations in Baqubah. Madaras' patrol was attacked as it carried three wounded soldiers from another unit to the hospital from an earlier attack in Baghdad. Two IEDs exploded within Madaras' convoy line. Madaras maneuvered his Humvee into position behind another vehicle to protect the convoy. As he stepped out of his vehicle, a third IED exploded next to him, striking him with shrapnel. The Doc worked on him for about 10 minutes but there was nothing he could do. Nick graduated from Wilton High School in Wilton, Connecticut and enlisted in the Army shortly after graduation. After not a lot of success in high school, he felt the Army was the way to get his life on track. And he did. After a year in the Army he knew who he was and what he was and what he wanted to do with his life. He was sent to Iraq in February and was home on leave in late July before returning to Iraq on Aug 3. While home on leave, he was nursing a shrapnel wound in his hand, which had been sustained when a roadside bomb had hit the hummer he was riding in. He also told his family that he was looking forward to going to college and pursuing a medical career when he got out of the Army. While in Iraq, Nick would search for something to give the Iraqi kids when they came around – candy or something to show he cared. He wanted to let them know he was there to keep them safe. His target date to leave Iraq for the last time was Oct 24. Nick was remembered as someone who wouldn't cut corners no matter how appealing the prospect. For him, the easiest thing was the right thing to do. He was also a quiet, yet intense young man who was dedicated to his friends, family and soccer teammates. Nick had been awarded medals including the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

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Robert Martin, '72


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Susan M. Mazzone, '73

 

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Brian McCann, '73


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Kimberly McCue, '82

March 15th, 1964 - April 20th, 2012


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The following is the obituary for my sister ... she was an amazingly strong women and through her pain she always managed to have a smile and a big hug for her nieces and nephews. She was so very proud of each one of them. After her death I meet so many people who she had touched ... the strength, humor and wisdom she showed others was inspiring. She will always be in my heart ...

March 15, 1964 - April 20, 2012

Kimberly Ann McCue, 48 of Norwalk, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012 at the Norwalk Hospital. Born March 15, 1964 in New York, NY, she was daughter of Mary Montesano McCue and the late David McCue.

Kimberly graduated Sacred Heart University and worked as a Real Estate Paralegal. She was also very active in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and in the National Diabetes Association. She will be remembered as the beloved aunt of her 5 nieces and nephews of whom she was very fond.

In addition to her mother Mary, Kimberly is survived by her sister Jennifer McCue, brother David McCue and his wife Suzanne and brother Joseph McCue. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews: Elizabeth Hartmann, Lance Corporal Christopher Hartmann USMC, Mary Abigail McCue, David W. McCue and Angelina E. McCue.

Friends may call on Sunday, April 22, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Road, Wilton. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, 70 Ridgefield Road, Wilton.

Donations in her memory may be made to Whittingham Cancer Center
 

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From Jennifer McCue on September 25th, 2012

The following is the obituary for my sister ... she was an amazingly strong women and through her pain she always managed to have a smile and a big hug for her nieces and nephews.  She was so very proud of each one of them.  After her death I meet so many people who she had touched ... the strength, humor and wisdom she showed others was inspiring. She will always be in my heart ... 

March 15, 1964 - April 20, 2012

Kimberly Ann McCue, 48 of Norwalk, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012 at the Norwalk Hospital. Born March 15, 1964 in New York, NY, she was daughter of Mary Montesano McCue and the late David McCue.

Kimberly graduated Sacred Heart University and worked as a Real Estate Paralegal. She was also very active in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and in the National Diabetes Association. She will be remembered as the beloved aunt of her 5 nieces and nephews of whom she was very fond.

In addition to her mother Mary, Kimberly is survived by her sister Jennifer McCue, brother David McCue and his wife Suzanne and brother Joseph McCue. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews: Elizabeth Hartmann, Lance Corporal Christopher Hartmann USMC, Mary Abigail McCue, David W. McCue and Angelina E. McCue.

Friends may call on Sunday, April 22, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Road, Wilton. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, 70 Ridgefield Road, Wilton.

Donations in her memory may be made to Whittingham Cancer Center

 

Lawrence J. McLeod, '72


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Kelly Blaine Blaine, '79 (Meeko, '79)

February 27th, 1961 - October 13th, 2011


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Kelly Blaine Meeko February 27, 1961– October 13, 2011 Gresham, Oregon resident, Kelly Blaine Meeko died Thursday, October 13, 2011. She was 50. A service was held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23rd at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham. Kelly was born on February 27, 1961, in Alexandria, VA, to Gerald and Joyce Blaine. Kelly graduated from Wilton High School in Wilton, CT, where she was homecoming queen and a cheerleader. She graduated from the University of Colorado in 1983 and moved to Maui, Hawaii, where she worked for Hyatt Hotels and became a Christian. She later moved to Washington, D.C., and worked in the private sector and for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. On June 13, 1992, she married Joseph George "Jay" Meeko in Fairfax, VA. They moved to Oregon in 1995 and settled in Gresham. Shortly after giving birth to her daughter, Kelly was diagnosed with a rare cancer requiring heavy radiation treatment; the treatment cured her cancer but took its toll on her health. Kelly homeschooled her children and enjoyed scrapbooking and crafts. Before her treatment, she also enjoyed running and biking. Survivors include her husband, Jay; children, Joseph Meeko and Kayla Meeko of Gresham; parents, Gerald and Joyce Blaine of Grand Junction, Colorado and brother, G. Scott Blaine of Pleasanton, California. Burial was at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham, Oregon.

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Barton S. Menson, '74


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Peter Monahan, '73


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Maggie Montgomery

February 13th, 1959 - November 27th, 2001

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Maggie Montgomery

February 13th, 1959 - November 27th, 2001

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Steven Moore, '77

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October 19, 1959 - Mar 26, 2013
 
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Stephan Moore (not Steven) 10/19/1959 - 03/26/2013
 

William Paca Murtaugh, '05


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Elizabth "Buffy" Neuffer, '74


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Peter Nolan

August 27th, 1959 - June 24th, 2011

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Steven Norman, '73


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Kelly Mara O'Brien, '74


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Charles O'Hanlon, '82


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Elizabeth O'Hearn, '77

February 9th, 1959 - November 15th, 2012


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Elizabeth O’Hearn, MD, 53

 

Elizabeth O'Hearn, MD

 

Dr. Elizabeth "Liz" O'Hearn, who grew up in Wilton, died on Thursday, November 15th, in Baltimore, Maryland where she was known as a dedicated and compassionate clinician, teacher and researcher in the Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

 

Liz was born on February 9th, 1959 in Manhattan to William J. O'Hearn, Jr. and Elizabeth Ann O'Hearn, who moved to Wilton that same year. Liz attended the Wilton public schools where she excelled as an academic and athlete and where she became a notorious overachiever. During her senior year at Wilton High School, Liz was student body President, editor of the school paper, Homecoming Queen, a member of the Track Team, and Co-Captain of the 1976 Field Hockey Team, which won the State Championship in its division that year. Liz was also a gifted musician, an AFS student who spent her junior summer living with an Austrian family, was a National Honor Society Student and received both the DAR Good Citizenship and the Yale Book awards.

Liz went on to attend Yale University, her father's alma mater, where she played both rugby and lacrosse, two sports that had not yet been made available to women at Wilton High School. While at Yale, Liz sang with, and later became the conductor of the Yale Slavic Chorus. Not content with only one major field of study, Liz graduated from Yale in 1981, magna cum laude, with degrees in Biology, Philosophy and Russian and Eastern Studies.

Liz went on to attend the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, from which she graduated in 1985. She then went on to complete not one, but two medical internships, one at Yale and the other at Johns Hopkins, in Neurology and Internal Medicine, and she later became Board Certified in each area of practice.

Liz joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1997, as an assistant professor of neurology and neuroscience and dedicated her career to helping others. She chose to investigate a series of diseases, known as ataxias, which have baffled neuroscientists for decades. Her work involved studying patients suffering from various speech and movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease. One of her many legacies was her groundbreaking work on the ataxia known as SCA-12, where she played a valuable role in identifying and characterizing the genetic defect associated with it.

Liz was known as a warm and compassionate practitioner who was loved by her patients. Dr. Justin McArthur, Director of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Neurology department, recently said, "For Liz, it was very natural to be with a patient in the morning and to be looking through a microscope in the afternoon," noting such schedules are "dwindling" among academics at major institutions. "To be brilliant as she was at both ... it's like playing concert-level piano and also being a great runner."

During Liz's career, she collaborated on more than 15 research publications with her academic and personal partner, Dr. Mark E. Molliver, with whom she shared a home in Baltimore. Mark, who passed away in May of this year, was a Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience and Neurology, also at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Liz's sudden passing is a great loss to her family and friends. The family has issued the following statement: "If the measure of a person's life is the good she has done for others, Liz lived a full and rich life. We will miss her."

While Liz's father, William "Bill" O'Hearn, Jr., passed away at the age of 93 this past August, Liz is survived by her mother, Elizabeth "Betty" O'Hearn of Tucson, AZ, and her five siblings, William J. O'Hearn, III of Beijing, China; Robert O'Hearn of Cave Creek, AZ; Deirdre O'Hearn Eckerstrom of New York, NY; Michael O'Hearn of Tucson, AZ; Tierney O'Hearn of Wilton, and many nieces and nephews.

Those wishing to do so are encouraged to make a contribution in Liz's honor to the Johns Hopkins University Department of Neurology Research Fund. A memorial service is currently being planned at Hopkins, the details of which are not yet available, and a private service will be held for the family in December.

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Jeff Orr, '82


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Jeffrey Osterhout, '73


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Nicholas Parisot, '12


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Peter Paterson, '81


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Ken Paull, '76


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Brian A. Petronella, '74

March 28th, 1956 - August 6th, 2010


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PETRONELLA Brian A. Petronella, age 54, of Norwalk, beloved husband of Elaine Coker Petronella, died suddenly on August 6, 2010 in his home with his family by his side. Born in Norwalk on March 28, 1956 to Rosemarie Jaykus Petronella and the late Robert A. Petronella, he was predeceased by his brother Robert Burke Petronella. Brian A. Petronella was the President of Local 371 UFCW, International Vice President and Executive Vice President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO. He was an active board member on several pro-labor organizations, including the United Way of Eastern Fairfield County. Most recently Brian was honored at the McGivney Center in Bridgeport as "Man of the Year" and awarded the Corporate Achiever Award at the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Through his union and personal donations, his charitable contributions were enormous. Each Christmas and Easter, Brian organized thousands of holiday baskets to be distributed through the Women's Network, sponsored by the UFCW. In addition, each spring for the past 9 years, Brian chaired a Local 371 Golf Tournament raising over $225,000 for the Leukemia Society. Brian also generously donated snacks to local after school programs. As a labor leader, Brian was one of the best. He began his career in 1972 as a member of Local 371, Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workers of North America. He was employed by Grand Union Supermarkets. Brian was appointed Union Organizer in 1977 and graduated from the Harvard University Trade Union Program in 1978. Brian was responsible for many successful organizing campaigns and due to those efforts members enjoy the benefits of decent wages, generous benefits, secure pensions, and the dignity and respect that his members rightly deserved. In 1982, the Local 371 Executive Board elected him to the office of Executive Vice President. During his time in office Brian chaired major negotiations in retail, wholesale, processing, healthcare and manufacturing. Following this position, Brian was promoted to the position of Secretary-Treasurer and proudly up to the position of Local 371 President, serving over 9,000 members throughout Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. In addition, Brian was the Chairman of the Local 371 Amalgamated Welfare Trust Fund and a Trustee of the National UFCW Pension Fund. The Fairfield County Labor Council and the New England UFCW Food Council were also fortunate to have Brian serve as a President. Brian was also involved in politics, where he was well known and respected as a champion for working men and women. Brian Petronella's fiery enthusiasm, loyalty, generosity and genuine character will always be an inspiration to all who knew and loved him. Brian will always be remembered by his family as a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle and faithful friend. His laughter, smile, strength and giving nature will be dearly missed. In addition to his beloved wife Elaine and his loving mother Rosemarie, Brian is survived by his daughters, Lindsey and Ashley Petronella; two sisters, Marilyn Liberatore and her husband Joseph, and Keri Whitehead and her husband Ricky; two brothers, Ronald Petronella and his wife Jan, and John Petronella; nieces and nephews, Kelly Liberatore Bishop and her husband Jarrod, Kevin Liberatore, Heather and April Whitehead, Jessica and Bobby Petronella; and a great-nephew Cole Bishop and many uncles, aunts and cousins. A funeral Mass will be held at 10am, Wednesday, August 11, at St. Aloysius Church, 21 Cherry Street, New Canaan, with burial to follow at St. John Cemetery, Norwalk. His family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 10, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Avenue, Norwalk. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the College Trust Fund of his daughter Lindsey Burke Petronella; 290 Post West, Westport, CT 06881.

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Michael D. Phillips, '78

August 5th, 1959 - September 9th, 2012


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Michael D. Phillips

Michael “Flips” Phillips, 53, passed on Sunday, September 9th, 2012 at Danbury Hospital after a long and heroic battle. Michael attended Wilton High School, where he excelled in lacrosse, hockey and football. Following high school, he graduated from Boston College, where he continued to be a decorated athlete. He also was a dedicated coach for the Bethel Youth Lacrosse program.

Michael was a loving and devoted husband, father, and friend. His courage and determination throughout his battle was remarkable and unwavering, and he will be missed dearly by all of those who knew and loved him. Michael is survived by his wife, MaryBeth; his children, Luke and Rebecca; his mother, Therese Phillips; his father, Alfred Phillips and wife, Elaine; and brother, Edward Phillips; and wife Cynthia.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 at Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel from 4-8 pm. There will also be a Mass on Wednesday at 10am at St. Mary’s Church in Bethel.

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Eric Pinchin, '74


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Geoffrey Alan Pingarron, '83

August 4th, 1964 - February 3rd, 2011


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Geoffrey Alan Pingarron of Stamford, CT, died in his sleep on February 3. He was 46.

Mr. Pingarron was born on August 4, 1964 in Orange, NJ to Robert A. and Karen F. Pingarron. He grew up in Wilton where he was actively involved in sports and music. He graduated from Wilton High School and the University of Hartford.

While living at Stamford Green he was a member of the Hospitality Committee and often could be heard playing the piano. Mr. Pingarron wrote his own music and lyrics, a natural extension of the courses that he took in high school and college. Geoff was devoted to his family and found his greatest joy with them

He is survived by his parents Robert and Karen of Wilton; brother Matthew, and his wife Barbra of Milford and their sons.

There will be a funeral Mass on Friday, February 11 at 10:00 at Sacred Heart Church, Church St., Georgetown, CT.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke''s Lifeworks, 141 Franklin St., Stamford, CT, 06901

Published in The Hour on February 9, 2011

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From Susan Clark Kuhn on November 25th, 2013
class of '78 not '77
 

Jennifer Ann Premru, '80

April 25th, 1962 - February 6th, 1998


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Jennifer Ann Premru, a former

Wiltonian, died suddenly at home in

Arlington, Va. on Saturday, Feb. 6.

She was 36.

 

Born in Norwalk on April 25,

1962, Ms. Premru was the daughter

of Kenneth and Caroline Emerson

Premru of Williamsburg, Va., and

also formerly lived in Norwalk. She

graduated from Wilton High School

in 1980 and graduated from the

University of North Carolina,

Greensboro, in 1992, earning a

bachelor of science in history.

 

She worked as a legal assistant for

15 years and had been attending

DiAcademi DeCuisine in Maryland.

Besides her parents, Ms. Premru

is survived by her longtime companion

George M. Mac Donald of Arlington; a sister, Deborah Biggs

of Efland, N.C.; a brother, Matthew

Premru of Albuquerque, N.M.; and

her paternal grandparents, Agnes

and Alex Premru of Port St. Lucie,

Fla.

 

Ms. Premru was predeceased by a

sister, Jacqueline A. Premru.

 

Funeral services were at St. John

Cemetery in Norwalk. Memorial

contributions may be made to The

Friends of the National Zoo, 3001

Connecticut Avenue N.W.,

Washington, D.C. 20008.

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Jacqueline Ann Premru, '81


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Richard Scott Pressler, '81

March 6th, 1963 - June 6th, 3004


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We lost Scotty on June 6, 2004 to a heart attack he suffered in a hotel room in Pittsburgh while attending a rugby tournament. He was a resident of Washington, DC and was 41.
Besides friends and family, Scott’s passions included the beach, movies, music, and, of course, sports. He was particularly passionate about rugby, and was the founder of the Silverbacks RFC, joining the Connecticut Yankee’s RFC team in 1994, and in 2003, joined the Rocky Gorge RFC in Laurel, MD. His rugby mates have established the “Scott ‘Boz’ Pressler Memorial Trust”. This trust will be used for the development of rugby in the Norwalk (CT) community and also to assist injured and/or rugby players in need.
The Connecticut Yankees Site:
http://www.ctyankeesrugby.org/

Born on March 13, 1963 in Dearborn, MI to Richard and the late Janet Pressler, Scott was an excellent student, athlete, artist, teammate, employee, family member and friend that will forever be remembered for his insatiable appetite for laughter and his unbridled enthusiasm for just about everything. After leading teams that included State Championships in football and lacrosse, Scott graduated from Wilton (CT) High School in 1981 and then, along with Mike Fuller, attended Western Maryland College where both played football and raised hell.

From 1985 to 1988, he served in the U.S. Army’s Military Police Corps at the Biological/Chemical Weapons Depot on Johnson Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean. After completing his military commitment in 1988, he returned to the Wilton area and worked in the men’s clothing industry while completing his BA in Economics at The University of Connecticut in Stamford, CT.

After graduation from UConn, he enjoyed a successful career in media advertising sales. He began at New York City-based Seltel as an Account Executive in 1991, subsequently moving to Telerep, and then Fox Television Studios in New York in 2001. In 2003, he was promoted to National Sales Manager for WTTG/Fox 5 and WDCA/UPN 20 in Washington, DC.

Scott's mom passed away while he was in the Army. His father is well, and brothers Mike and Mark are married with kids...Mark's a cop in Madison, WI, and Mike's the Head Lacrosse coach at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI....Scotty loved his nieces and nephews....spoiled 'em rotten, I'm sure...

Scott spent the better part of his last 6 months trying everything he could do get a bunch of us together....it was almost spooky that once we finally decided on all meeting at a Yankee game, he AND Fuller both had to cancel last minute...Mike had to work, and Scotty because the Rugby team he had founded had advanced to the Championship round of a tournament in Pittsburgh. He died on THE morning of the championship game, but a stunned and inspired team went on and won it for "Boz"...
Nobody would have enjoyed our 25th reunion more than our friend Mr. Red Line. I can literally see him with a Heineken in each hand, circled by friends, and doubled over laughing harder than anyone--no doubt at a joke he had just told...

"Remember Salesmen's Credo, George: It doesn't have to be true...just interesting!!!!"

He is most definitely With Us In Spirit. If you have any memories, pictures or videos of Scotty, please post them here or on his new Facebook Group,
"The Richard Scott "Boz" Pressler Memorial Facebook Group"...

RIP, My Brother...and Long Live Scotty and The Big Man!!!

--George Dominguez, June '04

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George Sherwood Quigley

October 9th, 1951 - March 5th, 2018

George Sherwood Quigley, age 66 of Danbury passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Bethel. Born in Norwalk on October 9, 1951 he was the son of the late Sherwood and Katherine Vasale Quigley. George was a 1969 graduate of Wilton High School and then attended the University of Bridgeport. He was the owner of G & M Landscaping along with his son Mark. He had also worked for many years at Wilson Hardware and Knapp Tree, Inc. in Wilton. He enjoyed playing softball, flag football, watching sports and attending his son’s hockey games. He is survived by his son Mark Quigley and his wife Christine of Danbury as well as many friends, co-workers and customers. He will be sorely missed by his dog, Mack. The hours of visitation will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:30 pm at the Bouton Funeral Home, 31 W. Church St., Georgetown, CT. Funeral services will follow at 5:30 pm at the funeral home officiated by Father Reggie Norman. Private interment will take place in the spring at Bald Hill Cemetery. Donations in George’s honor may be made to West Redding Fire Department, 306 Umpawaug Road, Redding, CT 06896. To offer the family online condolences please visit boutonfuneralhome.com.

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George Sherwood Quigley, age 66 of Danbury passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Bethel. Born in Norwalk on October 9, 1951 he was the son of the late Sherwood and Katherine Vasale Quigley. George was a 1969 graduate of Wilton High School and then attended the University of Bridgeport. He was the owner of G & M Landscaping along with his son Mark. He had also worked for many years at Wilson Hardware and Knapp Tree, Inc. in Wilton. He enjoyed playing softball, flag football, watching sports and attending his son’s hockey games. He is survived by his son Mark Quigley and his wife Christine of Danbury as well as many friends, co-workers and customers. He will be sorely missed by his dog, Mack. The hours of visitation will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:30 pm at the Bouton Funeral Home, 31 W. Church St., Georgetown, CT. Funeral services will follow at 5:30 pm at the funeral home officiated by Father Reggie Norman. Private interment will take place in the spring at Bald Hill Cemetery. Donations in George’s honor may be made to West Redding Fire Department, 306 Umpawaug Road, Redding, CT 06896. To offer the family online condolences please visit boutonfuneralhome.com.

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H. Britton Reynolds, '72


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From Daryl Breese on December 3rd, 2012

I had the pleasure of knowing Britt for three years in High School.  He always gave 100% on the wrestling team.  I journeyed with him, Chuck and Jerry to Lock Haven, PA wrestling camp in 1970.  He was mostly responsible for developing the wrestling team and their first State Champions- Don Henderson and others.  I will never forget coming back and wrestling with the team during college break. Jerry- God Bless you with two great brothers!

 

Chuck Reynolds, '78

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Richard Sell, Associate Principal

- - October 7th, 2012


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Richard Sell

Richard Sell, known as Dick to friends and colleagues, as Poppa Dick to his grandchildren, and as Mr. Sell to thousands of his former students, passed away peacefully at home on October 7, 2012 with his wife of 65 years, Ruth, at his side.

 

Dick was born in Rendsburg, Germany in 1920, emigrated to the United States with his family at age 5, and grew up in Chicago. He served his country in World War II as a radio man in the U.S. Coast Guard. While stationed in New London, he met and married Ruth Turner. He later attended Springfield College in Massachusetts where he was a standout basketball and baseball player and graduated with a Master's degree in Education Administration in 1949.

After graduation, he moved with his young family to Bucksport, Maine where he taught and coached basketball, baseball, and football at the high school level. A year after the birth of their third child, the Sells moved to Rutland, Massachusetts where Dick taught high school biology and continued to coach sports at Wachusett Regional High School.

In 1958, Dick and family moved to Wilton, Connecticut. While there, Dick earned an advanced certification in Education from New York University and became Assistant Principal at Wilton High School, later becoming Associate Principal, and served for over 25 years. Dick was a founding member and past president of the John Corr Memorial Scholarship Fund.

As a young man, Dick played college basketball and baseball and later played semi-professional baseball. He passed his love of sports onto his children as a coach and mentor. He was an umpire for Wilton Little League baseball when his two oldest sons played on opposing teams and they remembered him calling balls but mostly strikes when they were at bat. After retiring in 1985, he took up the game of golf and, at age 70, took up downhill skiing. He was a founding member of the Ridgefield Golf Club and a member of the Ridgefield Men's Club.

In addition to his wife Ruth and his brother Otto, Dick is survived by his five children and their spouses: daughter and son-in-law Margaret and Albert Abolafia of Charlotte, NC, son and daughter-in-law Richard and Carol Sell of Wilton, CT, son Robert Jantz-Sell of Bridgeport, CT, son and daughter-in-law Peter and Karen Sell of Queens, NY, son and daughter-in-law David and Susan Sell of Milford, CT; and by grandchildren Sophia, Christopher, Brian, Taylor, Eric, Andrew, Mary Elizabeth, Kevin, Olivia, Daniel, and Lauren.

His family will hold a celebration of his life at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick's name can be made to The Connecticut Food Bank and Springfield College.
 

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From George Dominguez, '81 on October 10th, 2012
Image I am so sorry to learn that Richard Sell passed away on Sunday, October 7th. Perhaps fittingly, Mr Sell died the day after his son was celebrating at the WHS multiyear reunion and THE day of the 2012 Brunch.

As many of you know or could visualize, I spent quite a bit of t time with Mr. Sell in High School. One time, while waiting outside his office for one of our periodic chats, Coach Fujitani walked in the reception area...I covered my head hoping he wouldn’t see me, but alas, Mr. Sell walked over and said, “Come in, Mr. Dominguez”...

“Jorge!”, Coach said...”looks like we’ll be doing a little extra running this afternoon..”

But he was a supporter, too. Another time, after I told an underclassmen that if he parked his new Firebird in the senior parking lot again, I'd kick it...well, guess what? SOMEONE DID!

Unaware of that, I was surprised when Coach came into the cafeteria, got me, escorted me to Dr. Holt’s office, me pleading the whole way to know what was going on...Mr. Sell was there, too, and as Youth Officer Ernie LePore read me my rights and Principal Holt advised me to remain silent until my mother arrived, Mr. Sell kept me from completely falling apart.

My mom arrived. In tears under brutal interrogation, my mother finally said "My son didn't do it. I know it." I remember looking up at Mr. Sell, desperate to be believed, and he said, "You know what? I don't think George did it, either"....

RIP, Mr. Sell. You are most definitely With Us In Spirit.....

George S. Dominguez, WHS ‘81
 

Robert F. Sinchak, '80

November 19th, 1961 - February 15th, 2013

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Robert F. Sinchak, 51 

Robert F. Sinchak, 51, of New Milford, died peacefully on Feb. 15, 2013 at Yale New Haven Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Sinchak is survived by his wife Kris Soderstrom, his parents Jack and Marilynn Sinchak of Fairfield, his brother Tom of Wilton and his wife Marla, his sisters Anne Marie Merrell of Atlanta, Ga. and Ellen Wells of Rutland, Mass. and their husbands Bob and Art, Kris’ brother Fabian Soderstrom of Newtown, and seven nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his beloved dogs, Buddy and Missy and countless friends throughout Fairfield County.

Born on Nov. 19, 1961, Mr. Sinchak graduated from Wilton High School. He worked first as a plumber and later had his own stump grinding business. He spent many happy hours with friends and family piloting his pontoon boat on Candlewood Lake, where he and Ms. Soderstrom lived for the past 18 years.

A memorial Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima, on Monday.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made in honor of Mr. Sinchak’s love for Buddy and Missy to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

For online condolences and directions, please visit hoytfuneralhome.com.

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Andrew F. Smith, '73


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Wendy Spiritelli, '81


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Nancy Stehle

August 17th, 1959 - May 31st, 1995

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Mark Strakosh, '76


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Pawel Sywak, '09

- - January 26th, 2012


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Pawel Sywak, 20, died on January 26. Pawel graduated from Wilton High School in Wilton, Connecticut in 2009 and was a University of Connecticut junior majoring in engineering. He was also a member of Alpha Delta Phi, a fraternity on campus.

His mother, Monika Sywak, said that Pawel loved being at UConn. He identified with the school, and was a big supporter in UConn basketball.

"He was living and breathing UConn," said Mrs. Sywak.

He was very involved on campus and was proud to be a part of the campus community, she said.

Mrs. Sywak said Pawel wanted to work for the military when he graduated with his degree in engineering, out at sea fixing the equipment in planes.

"He really wanted a more hands-on engineering job, not just working on a computer," she said.

In addition, Pawel had a passion for soccer. He enjoyed all sports, but soccer was his favorite. He played for the Wilton Warriors in high school.

"He played soccer, he watched soccer; soccer was just his number one sport," said Mrs. Sywak.

Pawel had actually been accepted to volunteer for the UEFA (Union of European Football Association) during the summer, where he would help out during games.

"He especially wanted to be able to cheer on the Polish soccer team," Mrs. Sywak said.

Pawel, who lived in America for 17 years of his life, felt a strong connection with his Polish heritage and to the Polish community. During the summer, Pawel enjoyed camping with his family in Poland.

"It was very raw camping. If you wanted to take a shower, you go to the lake," Mrs. Sywak said. Pawel went to Poland in the summer six times.

Pawel was consistently described by his friends and family as a great guy all around. He was hard not to like and was easy to spend time with.

"He had a great personality, and he was a great friend…he knew exactly what to say if you were down," said Gabe Quieros, Pawel's friend and fellow student at UConn.

During high school, Pawel worked at the YMCA in Wilton. He volunteered with the Friends and Buddies program, where he worked with mentally disabled children. He helped them swim and played games with them one-on-one. His mother said she thought it made a very profound impact on Pawel because he was involved with the program throughout high school. Fittingly, Pawel was a member of Alpha Delta Phi, whose philanthropy is with the Special Olympics program.

Pawel was a lot of fun to be around and had a terrific sense of humor, according to his friends.

Dani Jenkins, another friend who attended high school with Pawel, said he was really nice and funny. She said he always made her laugh during their math class.

His mother, more than anything, stressed Pawel's determination to be a good older brother to his ten-year-old brother Alex. Pawel used to go to his brother's hockey games even though he himself had never played, and he was there for his brother whenever he was sad.

"He looked after his brother, and even though their ages were so far apart, they were very close," Mrs. Sywak said.

Pawel's funeral [was] scheduled for Friday, February 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church located at 229 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.

Condolences to the Sywak family can be sent to the Office of Student Services and Advocacy, Unit 4062.

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Maura E. Hickey, '82 (Taillefer)

October 7th, 1963 - July 5th, 2007


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July 05, 2007

Maura E. Taillefer, 43, of 63 Pollock Ave., died Thursday at home after a long illness.

Born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Oct. 7, 1963, daughter of John and May Cavanaugh Hickey, she was a 1982 graduate of Wilton (Conn.) High School, a graduate of Boston University and received her master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Mrs. Taillefer was a homemaker and was active in the community. In the past, she served as president of the Pittsfield Junior League, was a program coordinator for Even Start, taught CCD for Sacred Heart Church and for the past three years taught human development at Taconic High School.

She enjoyed reading.

She and her husband, Terry Taillefer, celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary June 3. They were married in Sacred Heart Church in Georgetown, Conn.

Besides her parents, of Lanesborough, and her husband, she leaves a son, Sean Taillefer, at home; two brothers, Patrick Hickey of New York City and Sean Hickey of Watertown; and a sister, Kate Klemas of Wilmington, Del.

FUNERAL NOTICE -- Maura E. Hickey Taillefer died in Pittsfield on Thursday, July 5, 2007. Mrs. Taillefer was a loving, stay-at-home mother. Beloved sister-in-law to Angel and Amy Hickey, Joe Klemas, Greg and Karen Taillefer, Paul and Leslie Taillefer, and Mark and Diane Taillefer; daughter-in-law to Ray and Helen Taillefer.

Also survived by several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Monday at 9 a.m. from DWYER FUNERAL HOME, 776 North St., Pittsfield, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church celebrated by the Rev. James K. Joyce, pastor.

Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Maura Taillefer Trust Fund, care of the funeral home, which will be distributed to local charities in her memory

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Bruce Terramorse, '76


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Roger Traczyk, '73

- - December 18th, 2013

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Salvatore J. Trimarchi, '81

January 6th, 1964 - November 1st, 1998


My favorite memories of Sal:
1) He and a couple of classmates played "Kiss" in the 8th grade talent show at Middlebrook School; it shot him to class stardom!
2) He used to drink Apricot Sours at the Bridge Grille, and would always just order them by ra
ising two fingers to me near the cigarette machine.....very generous guy...
3) He drove a reconditioned Corvette in later years. Cool.
And he and Kocher even drove down to the Univ. of Maryland to visit me my freshman year, and we got silly cocked in DC by the Jefferson Memorial near the Cherry Blossoms!
Rock on, Sal....

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Kyle Webb, '81

- - December 16th, 2004


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Kyle L. Webb of Wilton, Connecticut, husband of Woburn native Maura E. (Kenney) Webb, passed away in Connecticut on December 16th following a year-long struggle with cancer. He was forty-one years of age.

Kyle was the son of Lawrence G. and Carolyn Webb of Connecticut. He was a 1981 graduate of Wilton High School and a 1985 graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University. He was an editor by profession, working as a financial writer on Wall Street. He was employed for the past three years as a vice president at Bear Stearns in Manhattan.

In addition to his wife Maura and his parents, he leaves two young children, Mathew Gregory Webb and Caelan Rose Webb, both of Wilton, a sister, Pamela Webb Taeckens of Georgia, and a brother, Gregory G. Webb of Wilton, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was also the beloved son-in-law of Paul and Patricia Kenney of Woburn, and brother-in-law of Paul Jr., Meg, Sean, Tom, and Matthew Kenney.

Services were held in Connecticut, with burial at Hillside Cemetery in Wilton, Connecticut.

Donations may be made in Kyle's memory to the Webb Children Educational Fund, 64 Oak Ledge Lane, Wilton, CT 06897.

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Richard Mark Werner, '81

January 22nd, 1962 - April 18th, 2008


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The Wilton Bulletin—May 05, 2008

Richard Werner, 46, former resident, clinical psychologist
Richard Mark Werner, a former Wilton resident, died Monday, April 14 in Nine Mile Falls, Wash. He was 46.

Born Jan. 22, 1962, the son of former residents Janet Stoddard and William Richard Werner, he was a 1981 graduate of Wilton High School.

After high school, he attended college at University of California at Santa Cruz earning bachelor’s degrees in literature and psychology. He later attended the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley, Calif., earning a master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology.

Mr. Werner worked as a clinical psychologist in Connecticut and California.

He is survived by his mother; his siblings, William, Nancy and John; and their children.

A private family service will be held at a later date in California.

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Karen Whitaker, '86


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Nancy Wilcox, '76


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Daryl S. Wilson, '74


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Kathleen Wink

May 1st, 1960 - July 22nd, 2013

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Adam Wintering, '75


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Mark Woods, '75


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