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: David T. McGrath, 83

David Thomas McGrath, 83, of Mount Pleasant, S.C, (formerly of Weston), husband of Barbara Emerson McGrath, died at home on July 23. He was born June 14, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY to Thomas and Mary McGrath. He and his first wife, Pauline, moved frequently for his job at Hamilton Hallmark Electronics until they settled in Weston in 1978 with their five children. In 1981, when Pauline, died of cancer, the community of Weston and St. Francis of Assisi Church was of great support, according to the family. McGrath’s second marriage was to Patricia Skypeck. In 1998 he retired, and with … Read more

Jacqueline N. Schneider, 90

Jacqueline N. Schneider passed with peace and grace on Saturday, July 16, with her family by her side. She was 90. She was predeceased by her husband E. Lee Schneider, and survived by Derek Allen, her son, his wife Diane Orado, her granddaughters, Emma and Tessa Allen as well as her stepson Tom Schneider, his wife Leanne, and their children Whitney and Leighton. Jacqui was born in Philadelphia, Penn., attended Pennsylvania University for undergraduate and graduate studies and was valedictorian of her class. Her life as a school psychologist served many children and families over the years. She worked for … Read more

Obituary: Richard "Bob" Knapp Sr.

Richard “Bob” Knapp Sr., 84, of Redding, co-founder of Knapp Tree Co., husband of Elizabeth “Betty” (Haen) Knapp, died on Friday June 17, 2016 at the health center at Meadow Ridge in Redding. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2026 at 11 a.m. in the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 25 Cross Highway, Redding with the Rev. Dean C. Ahlberg, Pastor, officiating. Interment will take place in Umpawaug Cemetery, Redding at the direction of the family. The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 4 … Read more

Obituary: Carol V. Troxell

Carol Wentworth Vosburgh Troxell died peacefully in her sleep on Friday April 1, at her home in Redding with her loyal dog Rufus at her side. She was born on Feb. 21, 1932 to Marianne Wentworth Neff and Frank Arthur Vosburgh, Jr. of Orange, N.J. She graduated from The Kent Place School, and earned a B.A. in Classical Greek from McGill University in 1953. She married Dana Chase Troxell of Montclair, NJ in 1956. They raised a family in Darien and Short Hills, N.J. before moving to Chatham, Mass. and, later, Amelia Island, Fla. She moved to Meadow Ridge in … Read more

Obituary: Carl Bertil Rosendahl

Carl Bertil Rosendahl passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the age of 94. Bert was born on January 16, 1922 in Redding, Connecticut, to Swedish Americans, John and Hilda Rosendahl of Georgetown. He attended the Gilbert and Bennett elementary school, from grades 1-8 and after graduating from Danbury High School in 1939, he went to work at the Gilbert and Bennett Mfg. Co. as an office boy. Soon however, like many brave young men of this great country, he was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve in World War II. Chosen to be … Read more

Obituary: Stuart S. Bernard, 97

Stuart Sidney Bernard passed away on January 22nd, 2016 at Meadow Ridge, a retirement community in Redding, CT, one month shy of his 97th birthday. Born and educated in New York City, he graduated in 1935 from DeWitt Clinton High School, where he was Managing Editor of the Clinton News, and their representative in the New York City Interscholastic Press Association. After two years at City College of New York, he continued his education taking night classes at Columbia University while working in the New York branch of the St. Louis based Gardner Advertising Agency. He was, in his words, … Read more

Obituary: Nicholas Myers Albertson, 85

Nick Albertson, 85, died peacefully on Dec.26, 2015, after celebrating a joyous Christmas with his family. Nicholas Myers Albertson was born March 23, 1930, in Rochester, N.Y., to Nicholas A. and Kathryn Albertson, their only child.  After graduating from Brighton High School, Nick attended Cornell University, earning a bachelor’s degree from the ILR School in 1951, and went to work for the Union Carbide Corporation, retiring in 1993. Nick married the love of his life, Dorothy Clark, in 1949, and they raised three sons in Fostoria and Cleveland, Ohio, before moving to Westport, Ct., in 1965.  After the boys were … Read more

Obituary: Frank M. Conway, 99

Frank M. Conway passed away peacefully on Dec. 11, in Redding. He was 99. His beloved wife Julie died 16 years earlier. He is survived by his three daughters, Jan Tullis of Providence, R.I.; Mary Conway of Teaneck, N.J., and Ellen Shelton of Roseville Minn., two granddaughters, and one great-grandson. Frank grew up on Staten Island N.Y.. He received a degree in chemical engineering at Univ. Michigan while also writing award-winning poetry. After starting his career with Mobil Oil as a night supervisor in a New Jersey refinery, he was transferred in 1956 to the New York City office and moved with his family to Weston. He … Read more

Mary Healey Livezey, 74

Mary Healey Livezey, age 74, passed away at Danbury Hospital on November 14, 2015 with her loving husband, John by her side.  Mary was born January 8, 1941 in Bronx, NY to the late Louis Healey and Irene Rohrs.  She was a resident of West Redding for over 50 years and was a long time devoted volunteer at the Dorothy Day Hospitality House which provides meals and shelter to those in need. Mary is survived by her husband, John P. Livezey Jr. of West Redding, to whom she was married for over 52 years.  In addition to her husband she … Read more

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