Barbara Califano Paris, 66, refinisher, caner, enjoyed bowling

Barbara J. Paris, 66, of Danbury, formerly of Ridgefield, wife of Richard W. Paris, died on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Danbury Hospital. Mrs. Paris was born in Norwalk, April 2, 1946, daughter Joseph and Edith (Cassavechia) Califano.  She was raised in Ridgefield and attended Ridgefield schools, graduated from Amerigo Beauty School and was a waitress at the former F.W. … read more

James L. Costanzi, 85, insurance agent, active in community

James L. Costanzi, a Ridgefield native who had been an RHS sports star and active in the community for many years, died on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at River Glen Health Care, Southbury. He was 85 years old. Mr. Costanzi was born in Ridgefield, May 2, 1927, son of the late Varisto P. and Amalia (Sorcinelli) Costanzi.  He attended Ridgefield … read more

Fred 'Buddy' White, 78, electrical engineer, longtime resident

Fred “Buddy” White, 78, of Ridgefield, husband of Margaret “Peg” (Hegarty) White, died on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Danbury Hospital. Mr. White was born in Westchester County, NY, September 15, 1934, a son of the late Frederick and Gale (Byrne) White. He attended Saint John’s School, Archbishop Stepinac High School and graduated from Manhattan College where he attained … read more

Bente Arquin, 73; services on Sunday

Bente Arquin, 73, of Ridgefield, wife of the late Raoul G.F. Arquin died on December 16, at the Danbury Hospital.   Graveside funeral services and burial will take place on Sunday, January 6,  at 3 PM in the Ridgebury Cemetery, Ridgefield.   There will be no calling hours.   Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of … read more

Sandra Eileen Drake, 26; services on Saturday

Sandra Eileen Drake, 26, of Ridgefield, precious daughter of Eileen Drake-Cipolla and Matthew Drake, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Danbury Hospital. Sandra was born September 13, 1986, in Danbury, CT. The number “13” became her favorite number. She lived most of her life in the Ridgefield, CT area. In recent years she lived in Melbourne, Florida. Sandra will be … read more

Helen Rella, 95, retired at 85, traveled the world

Helen (nee LoMedico) Rella, 95, of Ridgefield, passed gracefully and peacefully from this life to her eternal reward on Saturday, December 22, 2012 surrounded by the family who loves her. Helen was the third of seven children.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She was an inspiration.  She lived her life as … read more

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