Obituary: Cynthia Ann Foote Manuel Strecker, 81

Cynthia Ann Foote Manuel Strecker died Sunday, Sept. 6, in Raphine, VA of natural causes associated with dementia. She was 81. Cynthia was born in Montclair, N.J., and spent her childhood in North Caldwell, N.J. She attended Uppsala University in N.J. She lived in Weston for 30 years, where she was married to George W. “Joe” Manuel and raised her four daughters. She was a member of the Gourmet and Bridge clubs, and enjoyed tennis and swimming as a long-time member of the Weston Field Club. She led several Brownie troops, loved gardening, and performed in local theater, including Weston-Westport’s … Read more

Obituary: John McAuliffe, 77

John Francis ‘Jack’ McAuliffe died peacefully on Thursday, September 17, in Ridgefield, CT, surrounded by the love of his family. He was 77 years old. Jack is survived by Kathi, his devoted wife of 52 years, their four children: Katie (Michael) Radcliff of Fayetteville, GA; Barbara of North Bridgeport, CT; Jennifer (partner Jeff Gianelli) of Reading, MA; and John (Caitlin) of Darien, CT; and three grandchildren: Sheehan, Jack, and Burke McAuliffe, all of Darien, CT. He is also survived by his sister, Susan McAuliffe Brown of West Hartford, CT, and his brother, Paul McAuliffe of Boston, MA. He was preceded … Read more

Obituary: Dickie Moore, child actor

Sean will leave Milford to get close to wildlife in the Galapagos Islands thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Trips such as Sean’s require airline miles, which can be donated through the HAN Network’s Wishes in Flight Campaign.

Dickie Moore, a child actor who grew up in the Hollywood studio system, and public relations executive married to actress Jane Powell, died Sept. 7, according to The New York Times. He was 89 and lived in Wilton. From his debut in the 1927 silent feature The Beloved Rogue, Moore appeared in dozens of films — features and shorts — up to the age of 12. He appeared opposite many stars of the 1930s and 40s including Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus (1932),  Paul Muni in The Story of Louis Pasteur (1932), and Gary Cooper in Sergeant York (1941). He … Read more

Obituary: Alice Barreca, 84

Alice Hazlehurst Barreca, 84, of Weston, passed away peacefully on Aug. 31. She was the beloved wife of Christopher A. Barreca, with whom she shared a wonderful 62 years. Born May 13, 1931, in Hartford, Alice was the daughter of the late Harry Hazlehurst Jr. and the late Alice Peterson Hazlehurst, and sibling to the late Harry Hazlehurst, III. Alice graduated in 1949 from McKinley (Technical) High School in Washington, D.C. She then accepted a full tuition scholarship to Boston University’s Sargent College of Physical Education. In college, Alice was Editor-in-Chief of the Hub, the Boston University yearbook. While working … Read more

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