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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 multiple reports. Branca was 90. 

The death was announced by Branca's son-in-law and former New York ...

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Miriam Weinstein, 90, Mother Of Filmmakers, Dies In Westport Home

Miriam Weinstein, 90, Mother Of Filmmakers, Dies In Westport Home

WESTPORT, Conn. — Miriam Weinstein, the mother of filmmakers Harvey and Bob Weinstein who inspired the name of their first film company, Miramax, died Wednesday at her home in Westport, a...

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Kara Kathleen Kovlakas, 32, Norwalk Teacher

Kara Kathleen Kovlakas, 32, Norwalk Teacher

NORWALK, Conn. — Kara Kathleen Kovlakas, a teacher at Marvin Elementary in Norwalk, died at home in Trumbull on Thursday, Oct 13. She was 32.  Kara Kovlakas was the wife of Andy Kovlakas,...

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Kenneth Downer, 83, Retired Greenwich Police Officer

Kenneth Downer, 83, Retired Greenwich Police Officer

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Kenneth Joseph Downer, 83, a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to many, died peacefully at Stamford Hospital on Friday, Sept. 23 with his family by his...

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Greenwich's Ian Kerr, Award-Winning Public Relations Executive, Dies At 90

Greenwich's Ian Kerr, Award-Winning Public Relations Executive, Dies At 90

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Ian Kerr, a Greenwich resident whose creative thinking and advocacy for the concept of brand management elevated the practice of public relations for more than six dec...

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Fred Hellerman, 89, Last Member Of The Weavers, Dies At Weston Home

Fred Hellerman, 89, Last Member Of The Weavers, Dies At Weston Home

WESTON, Conn. — Fred Hellerman, a folk singer and last remaining member of The Weavers, died Thursday at his longtime Weston home, according to the Connecticut Post. Hellerman, who was al...

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Dr. Anthony P Balchunas, 96, Former Greenwich Resident

Dr. Anthony P Balchunas, 96, Former Greenwich Resident

RYE, N.Y. -- Dr. Anthony P. Balchunas, of Westminster, Colo. and formerly of Rye and Greenwich, Conn., died Aug. 22 at the age of 96. "Bal," as he was known by friends and family, was bor...

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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 Alzhe...

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Services For Cecie Munkenbeck, 96, In Connecticut

Services For Cecie Munkenbeck, 96, In Connecticut

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Cecie Munkenbeck died peacefully Aug. 17 at Stamford Hospital at the age of 96. She was born in New Orleans, and attended Noroton Convent of the Sacred Heart in Darien,...

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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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'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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