John Patrick Hickey, 50

John Patrick Hickey, age 50, a resident of New Canaan for over 15 years died suddenly Thursday evening December 12, 2018. Born in Queens, New York, March 12, 1968, he was the son Patrick Hickey of New Hyde Park, NY and the late Frances McNamara Hickey. John was the loving husband of Linda Hickey. John was captain of his High School soccer team and his passion for soccer led him to then play for several club teams throughout the years including Gottschee Soccer Club, Queens, NY and St Benedict Soccer Club in Richmond Hill, NY. After receiving a soccer scholarship from Ohio Wesleyan College, and a member of Phi Kappa Psi, John then graduated from St John’s University with a BA in Business and a Master’s in Finance.

Randolph Fletcher Brown III, 66

Randy Brown, 66 of New Canaan died suddenly in Norwalk Hospital after a brief battle with brain cancer. Born March 18, 1952 and raised in New Canaan, Randy is survived by his 4 children; Jessica (Thomas), Katy, James (Erin), Randy (Carrie) and 4 grandchildren. He is the son of the late Randy Brown (former Headmaster of St. Luke’s school) and Nina Brown of New Canaan (New Canaan realtor for 40 years) and a brother Tim Brown (Connie) of New Canaan. Attending New Canaan schools he was a highly decorated Equestrian rider.

Cosmo, 16, Beloved Weimaraner 

Cosmo Oei, deeply loved Weimaraner of New Canaan’s Elizabeth Oei, died Sunday, Nov. 4 following the onset of cancer. He was 16. Born Aug. 29, 2002 in Lakeland, Fla., Cosmo was a gentle, fearless dog with a sixth sense about people who eagerly befriended humans and canines alike.

Margaret Jane Ellis, 95, Former New Canaan Resident

Margaret Jane Ellis, 95, of Keene, passed away on Oct. 22, 2018, at Westwood Center following a period of declining health. Her many New Canaan friends know her as Jane Mason, from when she was married to her first husband, Robert L. Mason (predeceased), and they lived here with their two children, one of whom still lives in New Canaan. She was active in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church while in New Canaan.

Richard ‘Rip’ Peters Munger, 91, Longtime Resident and Former Fire Commissioner

Richard “Rip” Peters Munger, 91, passed away Sept. 12, 2018 at his home in New Canaan. At his side were his wife, son and daughter. Rip died from complications caused by Inclusion Body Myositis and heart disease after enduring four months of hospitalizations, rehab facilities, and home nursing, all with grace and lack of complaint. His optimism, signature wink and the twinkle in his eye never left him throughout. Born May 18, 1927 in Cincinnati to Evalyn Peters Munger and Herschel Munger, Rip knew from his first ride in an old barnstormer biplane at the age of 10 that he wanted to be a pilot. After retiring from United Airlines in 2001 at the age of 74, he was fond of saying that he had never worked a day in his life.