Obituary: Daniel Offutt, III

Daniel Edward Offutt, III, of Weston, Connecticut, died peacefully at Meadow Ridge Health Center in Redding, Connecticut on the evening of Thursday, November 24, 2016, after an illness. He was the son of Daniel Edward Offutt, Jr. and Karin Offutt (formerly Stenholm) of Oakland, Md. Dan was unmarried and has no immediate survivors. Dan would have described himself as a “farmer,” but he was much more than that. Those who knew him would remember him (in no particular order) as a tennis player, traveler, sailor, metal sculptor, wood worker, fixer of anything, collector of everything, lover of projects, stock market … Read more

Obituary: Lawrence N. Miller

Lawrence N. (Larry) Miller beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather passed away peacefully at Stamford Hospital while battling a blood disorder on Wednesday, November 23rd. Larry was born on October 20, 1936 in the Bronx, NY. Larry lived in the shadows of Yankee Stadium but grew up a NY Giants fan especially when his favorite player, Willie Mays, joined the team in 1951. Larry played stickball on the streets of the Bronx and his love for baseball carried him throughout his life. He was an avid fan and season ticket holder for the NY Football Giants. He also loved the … Read more

Obituary: Albert B. Brodax

Albert B. Brodax, the producer and co-writer of the iconic animated Beatles film, Yellow Submarine, died on Nov. 24 in Danbury. He was 90. Born in the Bronx, Al enlisted in the army at age 17, was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge and awarded the Purple Heart and a Combat Medical Badge. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1948 and began his career at the William Morris Agency as a program developer working on Your Show of Shows and co-producing the Broadway play Winesburg, Ohio. In 1960, Al created and headed the television/motion picture division of … Read more

Obituary: Ward Burling, 56

Ward Burling of Seymour entered eternal rest on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Griffin Hospital, at the age of 56. Ward was born on March 27, 1960 to Emma and Howard Burling. As a youth, Ward lived in Weston and grew to become an exceptional skier, and avid golfer and bowler. He was an inventive and skilled man, and took pride in all he did. In 2001, Ward married Marlene Dalvano, and moved to Seymour together. Ward worked as a carpenter and greens-keeper for many years. A unique soul, Ward had an amazing sense of humor, and enjoyed the company of … Read more

Obituary: Patricia Lee Warfield Jinishian

Patricia Lee Warfield Jinishian, age 77, of Bridgeport, CT passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016 after a brief illness. Patricia was born Patricia Trimp, to Milton and Virginia Trimp, in St. Louis, Missouri. Within 15 months, her father had succumbed to cancer and shortly thereafter her mother re-married Ray Warfield of New Canaan, CT. She grew up in New Canaan, CT. Patricia retained the Warfield surname as a professional artist and teacher. After showing her creative talents at a young age, she won a scholarship to the Silvermine College of Art in New Canaan, CT. After graduating she became … Read more

Obituary: Josephine Ottomano, 90

Josephine C. Ottomano of Weston passed away Nov. 6, 2016 at home in the company of her family. Born in New York City, Josephine was the youngest child of Arthur and Mamie Cognato. She graduated from Manhattan High School, and married Gill Ottomano when he returned from WWII having served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. The couple settled on Lyons Plains Road, where they raised a family and lived together for 57 years until Gill’s passing in 2005. Josephine continued living independently in the family home, and on May 20th celebrated her 90th birthday at an outdoor party … Read more

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