Charles H. Keene, 71, passed away Saturday May 5, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital after a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Keene was born December 24, 1940, the son of the late Harold and Ethel (Sturges) Keene. He was a lifelong Connecticut resident where he worked in the construction industry. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the American Legion Post #60 in Danbury. Mr. Keene is survived by his children Herc Keene of Oakville and Candy Lebel of Naugatuck; his wife Doris McDonald of Naugatuck; his grandchildren Denise Keene, Steven Keene, David … Read more
Weston lost a wonderful father, husband, loyal citizen and passionate coach Sunday, May 6, 2012, with the passing of Adam Wysota, who died suddenly following a heart attack. He was 47 years old. In addition to a successful career on Wall Street, Adam was a deeply committed volunteer in the town he loved. The night before he died he was on the WHS track, walking in Relay for Life, the annual fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society. Every year for the last decade he coached young athletes on Weston Little League and Babe Ruth baseball, and Weston Recreation League … Read more
William (Bill) Minner Beyea of Weston died in Danbury Hospital on April 25 after a brief illness. He was 79. He was born in New Rochelle, N.Y. on Jan. 3, 1933. Mr. Beyea attended grade school and high school in Pleasantville, N.Y., and graduated from Colgate University in 1955. He was an accomplished jazz musician, playing numerous reed and woodwind instruments throughout college and traveling to Europe with the Nassau Jazz Band. For more than 10 years, Mr. Beyea played clarinet and saxophone in the Finger Lake Five, a jazz and Dixieland band that opened for Billie Holiday at her … Read more
Dowal O’Neill “Dick” Dickerson, Sr. died Friday, April 20, 2012, at his home in Lebanon, Tenn. He was 84. Born in Grinnell, Iowa, to the late William Thomas and Claris Viola Wright Dickerson, Mr. Dickerson worked for several defense contracting companies in Southern California and Utah. Among the many children and grandchildren who survive him are daughter Connie Jo Dickerson (and Jon M. Young), a resident of Weston and the Sunday Librarian at the Mark Twain Library in Redding; grandson William Young of Weston; and granddaughter Elizabeth Young, a junior at Brown University in Providence, RI.
Donna A. Seferovic of Ridgefield, formerly of Redding, died on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at her home. She was 67. Ms. Seferovic was born in White Plains, N.Y., Aug. 26, 1944, daughter of the late Donald and Gertrude (Sheehan) Healy, and lived with her family in the Shippan Point neighborhood of Stamford. Ms. Seferovic received her education by attending a private boarding school in Massachusetts. She was a resident of Ridgefield for the past 10 years, coming from Redding. She was a former certified nurse’s aide and later provided childcare to several area families. She is survived by her daughter, … Read more