OBITUARY: Roberta Joy Matthews

Roberta Joy Matthews, aged 76, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on May 16, 2015 at the Norwalk Hospital. Joy is survived by her devoted husband, Stanley, her son Greg Moran, his wife Kelley, their two children Mike and Katie; and her daughter, Kris Ciokajlo, her husband Marc and their two children Sophie and Olivia. She is also survived by her brothers Robert Stiller, his wife Christine, their children, Julie, David and Christian, Richard Kramer, his wife Linda and their children Russell, Stuart and Susan. Joy will be dearly missed by her family and lifelong friends Susan Geffen and … Read more

OBITUARY: Michael A. Hayes Jr., 80

Michael A. Hayes Jr., 80, passed away at his home in Trumbull, CT, on May 17, 2015, with his loving wife of 52 years, Sheila Hagan Hayes, and daughters by his side. Michael, Mickey to his longtime friends, was born in the Bronx on June 14, 1934, the second child and only son of Michael Sr. and Mary (Ross) Hayes. The New York Catholic schoolboy grew into a Fordham man, graduating from Fordham Prep, receiving his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, and his law degree from the Fordham Law School. After graduating from Fordham University, Michael served in the United … Read more

OBITUARY: Hyram Foster Gerrard

Hyram Foster Gerrard passed away at home on Monday, May 11, 2015 after a long illness at the age of 74. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Deanna Budd Gerrard and his two daughters, sons-in-laws and four grandsons. Leslie Lischer and husband Dr. Garrett Lischer of Knoxville, TN and Kathleen Dean and husband Matthew Dean of Stilwell, KS; grandsons: Graham Henry Lischer, Benjamin Gerrard Lischer, Owen Foster Dean and Samuel Richard Dean. He was born in October 1, 1940 in Cleveland, Mississippi and was the only son of Hyram and Doris Bishop Gerrard. He went to primary … Read more

OBITUARY: Marilyn Miller Hormel, 89

Marilyn Jean Miller Hormel died on April 22, 2015, from complications resulting from a recent fall and broken hip. She was 89. Hormel was born on Nov. 12, 1925, in San Francisco, Calif., to the late Helen Reno and Herbert Delmar Miller. She participated in all sports as a child and young adult and walked over the Golden State Bridge the day it opened. But it was in the art world where she really excelled. She went on a scholarship to the California School of Fine Arts (now known as the San Francisco Art Institute), where she studied with the … Read more

OBITUARY: Tiffany Harrar, 90

Tiffany Harrar, 90, passed away peacefully at her home in Venice, Florida at the end of last year. She was a long-time resident of Weston and Westport. Tiffany was a writer and an active volunteer all her life, including at Norwalk Hospital before she retired to Florida. Born with a heart defect, she was not expected to live, but instead was an early survivor of open heart surgery and went on to live an active and fulfilled life, outliving three husbands. Tiffany is survived by two children and four stepchildren, three grandchildren and many step grandchildren and great grandchildren as … Read more

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