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Easton's William 'Bill' Lane Jr., 72, Speechwriter For GE's Jack Welch

Easton's William 'Bill' Lane Jr., 72, Speechwriter For GE's Jack Welch

EASTON, Conn. — William "Bill" K. Lane Jr., of Easton, speechwriter for General Electric CEO Jack Welch and a Green Beret, died Wednesday May 10. He was 72. 

He was the husband of Elizabeth Simmons Lane for 32 years. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 11, 1944, to Virginia Walsh Lan...

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Monroe's Raymond Knapp Jr., 71, Optical Consultant At Sikorsky

Monroe's Raymond Knapp Jr., 71, Optical Consultant At Sikorsky

MONROE, Conn. — Raymond W. Knapp Jr., of Monroe, died at Vitas Hospice in Waterbury on Friday, May 5, after a battle with cancer. He was 71.  He was the husband of Mary Alice Casazza Knap...

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Services Set For Newtown Woman, 27, Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Services Set For Newtown Woman, 27, Killed In Motorcycle Crash

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Friends of a 27-year-old Newtown woman who died in a motorcycle crash will say goodbye to her at services on Friday.  Jackie Schulz was killed Sunday afternoon while ridi...

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Stratford's George Marshall, 78, Bridgeport Firefighter

Stratford's George Marshall, 78, Bridgeport Firefighter

STRATFORD, Conn. — George S. Marshall, a Stratford resident and retired Bridgeport firefighter, died April 16 at Bridgeport Hospital. He was 78.  Marshall served in the Bridgeport Fire De...

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Funeral Services Set For Caitlin Nelson, 20-Year-Old SHU Student

Funeral Services Set For Caitlin Nelson, 20-Year-Old SHU Student

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Funeral services have been set for Caitlin Mary Nelson, a 20-year-old Sacred Heart University student who died Sunday.  Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, ...

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Services Set For Elizabeth 'Betty' Pfriem, Southport Philanthropist

Services Set For Elizabeth 'Betty' Pfriem, Southport Philanthropist

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Services have been scheduled for Elizabeth M. "Betty" Pfriem, a generous local philanthropist and former president and publisher of the Bridgeport Post and Telegram.  P...

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Trumbull Businessman Ernest Trefz, U. Of Bridgeport Trustee, Dies At 84

Trumbull Businessman Ernest Trefz, U. Of Bridgeport Trustee, Dies At 84

TRUMBULL, Conn. — Ernest C. Trefz of Trumbull, a longtime member of the University of Bridgeport's Board of Trustees and the owner of 44 McDonald's restaurant in the area, died Saturday, ...

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Jason Carrafiello, 38, Stratford Firefighter, Youth Sports Coach

Jason Carrafiello, 38, Stratford Firefighter, Youth Sports Coach

STRATFORD, Conn. -- Jason “Carf” William Carrafiello, a lifelong resident of Stratford, died Monday, Dec. 26 at his home. He was 38. He was the husband of Jessica S. Buchanan Carrafiello....

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Service Planned For Westport's Riley Fritz, 29, Who Died In Warehouse Fire

Service Planned For Westport's Riley Fritz, 29, Who Died In Warehouse Fire

WESTPORT, Conn. — Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the First Unitarian Church in Westport for Staples graduate Riley Fritz, 29, who died Saturday, Dec. 3, in Oakland, C...

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Astronaut John Glenn Dies At 95

Astronaut John Glenn Dies At 95

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, died on Thursday, according to multiple reports. Glenn was 95.  Glenn had been battling health issues since suffering a stroke and had b...

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Former Pitcher Branca Dies, Father-In-Law Of Stamford's Bobby Valentine

Former Pitcher Branca Dies, Father-In-Law Of Stamford's Bobby Valentine

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Ralph Branca, a native of Mount Vernon and the pitcher who served up Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World" Home Run, died on Wednesday morning, according to ...

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