Obituary: Kathleen P. McAuliffe

Kathleen Pritchard McAuliffe, of Wilton, CT, died peacefully and comfortably on Thursday, April 27, 2017. She was 74 years old. She is survived by her four children: Katie (Michael) Radcliff of Fayetteville, GA; Barbara McAuliffe of North Bridgeport, CT; Jennifer (partner Jeff Gianelli) McAuliffe of Reading, MA; and John (Caitlin) McAuliffe of Darien, CT, as well as her four grandchildren: Sheehan, Jack, Burke, and Samantha; her brother, Jerry (Nancee) Pritchard of Warminster, PA, and seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by Jack, her husband of 52 years, and her sister Maryanne, who died prior to Kathleen’s birth. … Read more

Obituary: Bruce A. McDougall Jr.

Bruce Alec McDougall Jr., 58, the husband of Mariellen (Pekar) McDougall, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Bruce was born on December 17, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Bruce A. and Mary (Edmonds) McDougall. Bruce was a 1977 graduate of Naugatuck High School and a 1981 graduate of the University of Connecticut, earning his bachelor’s degree in English. He worked for the past 12 years as a dedicated circulation director for Hersam Acorn Newspapers (now the HAN Network) and enjoyed working for the last two years … Read more

Obituary: Joan E. Lewis

Joan E. Lewis of Redding, Connecticut, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born November 29, 1930 to English parents, James B. Murray and Ethele Murray in Merrick, Long Island, New York, and moved to nearby Garden City at the age of six.  After graduation from Garden City High School in 1948 she earned an Associate Degree in Business at Scudder School in New York. In 1954 she met Will Lewis, an officer aboard the USS Murray returning from a five month goodwill tour of Europe. It was love at first sight and with only … Read more

Obituary: Robert Gardner

Robert “Bob” Gardner, 79, passed away after a long illness on April 1, 2017, at the Carolton Hospital in Fairfield CT. Bob was the son of the late Samuel and Shirley Golstein. Born in Chicago, IL, he never lost his love of Chicago-style hot dogs or the Cubs. Bob had a long career in Advertising and was devoted to good writing; loved music and his dogs; and became passionate about politics later in life. He was an unapologetic knee-jerk Liberal. He is survived by his wife Joan Byrne of Weston, CT and his son Steven Gardner and daughter-in-law Valerie Talangbayan … Read more

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