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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 Autism Speaks, Wright helped to create the iconic blue puzzle-piece logo that is now recognized around the world to...

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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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Margaret Ann "Peg" Nesbitt, 93, Longtime Westport Resident

Margaret Ann "Peg" Nesbitt, 93, Longtime Westport Resident

WESTPORT, Conn. — Longtime Westport resident Margaret Ann "Peg" Nesbitt died on Monday, June 6. She was 93. A native of Paw Paw, Mich., Nesbitt graduated from Michigan State University in...

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Bret C. Thomas, 57, Former Westport Resident

Bret C. Thomas, 57, Former Westport Resident

WESTPORT, Conn. – Bret C. Thomas, formerly of Westport, husband of Kris C. Thomas, died Sunday, May 29 at Bridgeport Hospital following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 57. Born in ...

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Andrew J. Veno Jr., 57, Of Westport

WESTPORT, Conn. – Andrew J. Veno, Jr., of Westport, died on Wednesday, May 25. He was 57. Veno was born in Norwalk to Marie and Andrew J. Veno, Sr. He graduated from Staples High School and took over Andrew Veno Excav...

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Klaus W. Soennichsen, 69, Of Weston

WESTON, Conn. -- Klaus W. Soennichsen, a resident of Weston, died Sunday, May 22. He was 69.Born in Bavaria, Germany in 1947, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1950. He grew up in Weston and graduated from Staples High Sch...

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Dr. Harry P. Engel, 83, Longtime Westport Resident

WESTPORT, Conn. — Longtime Westport resident Dr. Harry P. Engel died Friday, May 13. He was 83.Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Engel graduated from the University of Durham Medical School, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England...

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Robert Myer, 48, Westport Police Officer

Robert Myer, 48, Westport Police Officer

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Robert A. Myer, a resident of Newtown and a Westport police officer, died Wednesday, May 4. He was 48. He was born on Sept.11, 1967, in Norwalk, to James and Evelyn Link ...

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Dr. Michael D. Meszaros, 49, Westport Resident

WESTPORT, Conn. – Michael D. Meszaros, M.D., of Westport, husband of Mary Atkinson Meszaros, died suddenly on Monday, May 2. He was 49.He was a loving father who dedicated his life to family, friends and all who neede...

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Ronald (Ron) Vigars, 86, Westport Resident

WESTPORT, Conn. – Ronald (Ron) Vigars, of Westport, died Wednesday, April 20, after a brief stay at Norwalk Hospital. He was 86.He was born May 20, 1929, in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada, to Richard and Shirley Vigars....

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Rev. Frederick Saviano, 74, Westport Resident

WESTPORT, Conn. – Rev. Frederick Lawrence Saviano, of Westport, died Saturday, April 9. He was 74.He was born Nov. 5, 1941, to John and Mildred (Romano) Saviano in Westport, the youngest of five boys. He credited his ...

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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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