Maurice Sendak, 83, acclaimed author of children's books

Maurice Sendak of Ridgefield, who has been called the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, died on Tuesday in Danbury. He was 83. Mr. Sendak has been generally acknowledged to be the leading visionary in children’s literature. For more than 50 years, he wrote and illustrated books that have entertained children and adults alike, but have also … read more

Lois Whitehead Wilson, 81, grew up in Ridgefield

Lois (Whitehead) Wilson, 81 of Ormond Beach, Florida, formerly of Danbury, died on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Oceanside, FL after being stricken ill at home. She was the wife of the late Leon “Lem” Wilson. Mrs. Wilson was born in Norwalk, CT, March 23, 1931, daughter of Harry Lyman and Laura (Staib) Whitehead and … read more

Florence Bellagamba, 92, Ridgefielder since 1938

Florence Viola Bellagamba, 92, of Ridgefield, wife of the late Deno Bellagamba, died on Monday, May 7, 2012 at Danbury Hospital. Mrs. Bellagamba was born in Bridgeport, CT on September 2, 1919, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. John Bartimole. She attended Bridgeport schools and graduated from Bridgeport Central High School. She was the last of four siblings. A resident of … read more

Maribeth Curtis, 70, former Ridgefielder

Maribeth Curtis, a former Ridgefielder, died peacefully at home in North Andover, Mass., on Wednesday, May 2, with her two daughters by her side. She was 70 years old. Ms. Curtis was born Aug. 20, 1941, in Herkimer, N.Y. Until recently, she lived in Ridgefield and, before that, in Pound Ridge, N.Y., where she owned The Olde Lamplighter, an antique … read more

Linea Gustavson Lundblad, 95, longtime resident, volunteer

Linea Gustavson Lundblad, age 95, longtime resident of Ridgefield, CT, passed from this life on Monday, April 23, 2012. She was predeceased by her loving husband Franklin W. Lundblad (1994) and her daughter, Louise Lundblad Fisher of Bloomfield, CT (2003). Also predeceasing her were her brothers Ernest Arthur Gustavson of Randolph, NJ, and John Raymond Gustavson of Manchester, CT. She … read more

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