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Gene Wilder, 83, Of 'Blazing Saddles,' 'Willy Wonka' Dies At Stamford Home

Gene Wilder, 83, Of 'Blazing Saddles,' 'Willy Wonka' Dies At Stamford Home

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford resident Gene Wilder, who appeared in "Blazing Saddles" and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," among other films, died Monday from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 83.

Wilder lived on Scofieldtown Road in Stamford, and made annual a...

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Lee Papageorge, Owner Of Oscar’s Deli In Westport, Dies

Lee Papageorge, Owner Of Oscar’s Deli In Westport, Dies

WESTPORT, Conn. — A week after the Westport landmark Oscar’s Delicatessen closed its doors for good, its longtime owner died after a long battle with lung cancer. Lee Papageorge died Mond...

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Fairfield's Suzanne Wright, Co-Founder Of Autism Speaks, Dies At 69

Fairfield's Suzanne Wright, Co-Founder Of Autism Speaks, Dies At 69

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Autism Speaks co-founder Suzanne Wright died Friday, July 29, at her home in Fairfield after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 69. At the helm of Auti...

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William F. Hickey Jr., Former New Canaan Board of Finance Member

William F. Hickey Jr., Former New Canaan Board of Finance Member

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- William F. Hickey Jr., of Fairfield, died Thursday, July 21, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.Hickey was born May 28, 1929, in Stamford, to the late William F. Hic...

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Robert Mosley, 81, Former New Canaan Teacher, Coach, Volunteer

Robert Mosley, 81, Former New Canaan Teacher, Coach, Volunteer

DANBURY, Conn. – Robert Gordon Mosley, 81, of Danbury, died Sunday, July 10 at Regional Hospice and Home Care. He was 81. He was the husband of the late Margaret Anne (Hughes) Mosley. H...

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'Killing Fields' Journalist Sydney Schanberg Dies In Hudson Valley

'Killing Fields' Journalist Sydney Schanberg Dies In Hudson Valley

POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. -- Sydney H. Schanberg, who earned a place in history with his chronicles of war-torn Cambodia in the 1970s for The New York Times, died Saturday in Poughkeepsie, The ...

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'Messenger To Mankind' Elie Wiesel Dies At 87

'Messenger To Mankind' Elie Wiesel Dies At 87

Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Peace Prize winner dubbed the "messenger to mankind" for his dignified writings about the horrors of the Holocaust, died Saturday. He was 87. “In the darkness of th...

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Linda Shotkus, Founder, Owner of Lyn Evans Shop In New Canaan

Linda Shotkus, Founder, Owner of Lyn Evans Shop In New Canaan

Local store owner and founder Linda Shotkus (Evans) of Weston, Mass., and Chatham, Mass., died on Thursday, May 5. She was the founder and owner of the Lyn Evans retail clothing shops in...

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Carol Ruth Shepherd, 93, Longtime New Canaan Resident

Carol Ruth Shepherd, 93, Longtime New Canaan Resident

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Longtime New Canaan resident Carol Ruth "CR" Shepherd died on Monday, May 2. She was 93. A Bridgeport native, Shepherd graduated from Cornell University in 1944 with a...

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Vernon Thunem, 90, New Canaan Resident

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Vernon Lee Thunem, a resident of New Canaan for more than 53 years, died Tuesday, April 19 after a brief illness. He was 90.Born in New York City Jan. 2, 1926, he was the son of the late Louis and ...

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Kelly Devine, 36, New Canaan High School Teacher

Kelly Devine, 36, New Canaan High School Teacher

NORWALK, Conn. – Kelly Devine, of Norwalk, died in her home after a brief illness on Thursday, April 7. She was 36. Devine was born on June 25, 1979 in Norwalk to Jay and Cathy Devine, g...

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Anita Pollack Schorr, 85, Holocaust Survivor From Westport

Anita Pollack Schorr, 85, Holocaust Survivor From Westport

WESTPORT, Conn. — Anita Pollack Schorr, a Westport resident who survived the Holocaust and shared her story with groups across Fairfield County, died Thursday. She was 85."It was with dee...

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Mary J. Rinaldi, 98, Stamford Resident

STAMFORD, Conn. – Mary J. Rinaldi, of Stamford, died Monday, April 4, at the Waveny Life Care Center in New Canaan. She was 98.She was born in Stamford on July 23, 1917, to Raffaele and Philip Mercede. She worked for ...

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