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Opera Star Roberta Peters, 86, Of Rye Dies Of Parkinson's Disease

Opera Star Roberta Peters, 86, Of Rye Dies Of Parkinson's Disease

RYE, N.Y. – Roberta Peters, the coloratura soprano who was known to opera fans as “The American Nightingale,” died Wednesday, Jan. 18, in her home in Rye after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was 86.

Peters was a 35-year veteran of the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York, said to be...

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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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Paul G. Hughes, 69, Longtime Stamford Resident

Paul G. Hughes, 69, Longtime Stamford Resident

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Paul G. Hughes of Stamford died peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 8 at Stamford Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was 69. He was born in New York City on March 2...

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Michael W. Powell Jr., 79, Retired Greenwich Police Detective

Michael W. Powell Jr., 79, Retired Greenwich Police Detective

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Michael W. Powell Jr., a former longtime member of the Greenwich Police Department, has died. He was 79.  Powell, a Greenwich resident, served the department from 1960...

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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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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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