OBITUARY: Evangeline Dillingham, 83

Evangeline Harlan Dillingham, an accomplished pianist and the daughter of former Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan, died June 14, 2015, in Hingham, Mass. She was 83. A longtime resident of Weston, Dillingham was active throughout her life in the classical music community in Connecticut and New York. She helped to establish the Heida Hermanns International Competition, which recognizes outstanding talent of those aged 19-30, in Westport. She also founded The Meadow Ridge Concert Series in Redding. She served on the board and as president of The Connecticut Alliance For Music and oversaw the creation of its educational outreach program, … Read more

OBITUARY: Terrence M. Lallak, 73

Terrence M. Lallak of Wilton died Sunday, June 14, 2015, in the small Weston cottage he shared with his wife, Susan E. Tom. He was 73. Lallak was an architect and QA/QC Mentor at BIG — Bjarke Ingels Group — in New York City. Before joining BIG, Terry practiced architecture with Perkins & Will, VOA and Cannon Design in Chicago and New York City. Born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, to the late Frank and Irene Becker Lallak, Lallak grew up in his parents’ small drugstore, in the shadow of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church. He graduated from Ft. Wayne Central … Read more

OBITUARY: George Meng-Yu Li, 92

George Meng-Yu Li died on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Rochester Minn. He was 92. He was born on July 24, 1922, to Molin Li and Ruth Wei in Tientsin, China. He attended an all boys school where he excelled as a gymnast and a left wing hockey player. His hockey team was so successful that the school built an ice skating rink and formed a hockey camp. He went on to study at Yen Ching University, where he joined the hockey team and played coronet, trumpet and clarinet in the band. He was also an active member of Rho … Read more

OBITUARY: David Newton, 77

David Newton, a Weston resident for 37 years, died at his home in Northampton, Mass., on June 9, 2015. He was 77. Son of the actors Theodore Newton and Drina Hill, Newton spent his early years traveling between coasts, and summers growing up on his family’s working farm in southern Vermont. He had a strong early progressive education and attended the Lawrenceville School and the University of Vermont. Using his gift for design and a reverence for natural beauty, he built a home on five acres of hilltop woodland in Weston, where he and his wife Wendy lived until moving … Read more

OBITUARY: Bryan Thirkield, 47

Bryan Gilbert Haven Thirkield, 47, of Trumbull, formerly of Weston, died unexectedly of a heart attack on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. He was 47. Thirkield was born in Greenwich and grew up in Weston. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Bridgeport and worked in the medical field his entire career, most recently as a dental insurance liaison for Dentegra/Delta Dental. He had a lifelong love of music and performed classical, jazz, and Big Band music. He was principal trombonist in several local orchestras and bands, most recently in the American Chamber Orchestra and the Civic … Read more

OBITUARY: Bunni Singer, 82

Bunni Singer, 82, a former 40-year resident of Weston (One Pink Cloud Lane) died peacefully at 4:44 a.m., May 22, 2015, at Tarpon Point Nursing Home, Sarasota, FL. After leaving Weston in 1996, she moved to Sedona, AZ, then to University Park, FL. Bunni’s husband, Gary, was involved in Weston politics as Chairman of the Police Commission, a Justice of the Peace , Chairman of the Democratic Town Committee, member of the Planning and Zoning Board, and many others. The following was written on the day of her death by her son Barry (WHS, ’75) with an addendum by her … Read more

OBITUARY: Anthony Nagy, former town public works employee, 86

Anthony Nagy died peacefully at home on May 22nd in Weston, CT at the age of 86 years. Born on Sept 5, 1928, in an Ancram, NY farmhouse, “Uncle Tony’s” relationships with work and the land itself lasted a productive and varied lifetime. Educated in the Taconic, NY school system, Tony completed his grammar studies along with contributing to the family farm. In 1949, Tony enlisted in the US Air Force assigned to Colorado Springs AFB, then Camp Carson and assigned to the 8th air rescue squadron. Tony enjoyed servicing the C-47 and other military aircraft. He was a sergeant … Read more

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