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Harvey Lee Kaufman, 76, Longtime New Canaan Resident and Noted Architect

Harvey Lee Kaufman, a longtime New Canaan resident and a practicing architect, passed away suddenly on Dec. 22, 2016. Harvey was born Aug. 15, 1940 to William (Bill) & Betty Kaufman, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. He graduated from Port Chester High School, where he excelled academically, artistically and in basketball and baseball. Continue Reading →

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Warren Allen Smith, 95, Author and Longtime New Canaan High School Teacher

Warren Allen Smith, a teacher, editor, businessman, and author, died on Jan. 8, 2017, of happiness. Mr. Smith was born on Oct. 29, 1921, in Minburn, Iowa, the son of a South Dakota homesteader’s daughter and a grain dealer who was a scout for the Chicago Cubs’ farm team in Portland, Ore. Drafted into the U.S. Army (1942-1946), he landed as an Acting First Sergeant on Omaha Beach (1944), and in 1945 became Chief Clerk of the Adjunct General’s Office, Supreme Headquarters (SHAEF), in the Little Red Schoolhouse, Reims, France. Continue Reading →

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Annunziata ‘Nancy’ Colella, 66, Loving Wife and Mother, Longtime New Canaanite

Annunziata Colella, age 66, a resident of New Canaan for over 45 years died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 at Norwalk Hospital with her loving family by her side. Born Nov. 5, 1950 in the Marcanise province of Caserta, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Pietro Gaudino and Filomena Musone. She was the wife of Giuseppe (Joe) Colella. Annunziata, better known as Nunzia or Nancy came to the United States in 1971 and immediately joined her husband Joe at their small business, Joe’s Pizzeria in New Canaan. Continue Reading →

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Jens Risom, 100, Pioneering Midcentury Designer

Jens Risom, of New Canaan, Conn. and Block Island, R.I. died on Friday, Dec. 9 at The Inn in New Canaan, where he had lived since early 2010. He was born on May 8, 1916 to Sven and Inger (Henriques) Risom in Copenhagen, Denmark. His father was the prominent and award-winning architect Sven Risom, a student of Nordic Classicism. Risom was one of the first designers to bring traditional Scandinavian values of form, function and craftsmanship to the United States, creating post-WWll “Danish-modern” furniture design. Continue Reading →

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Paul R. Karl Jr., 49, Former New Canaan Volunteer Firefighter and EMT

Paul R. Karl, Jr., age 49 of Beacon Falls, beloved husband of Renee (Raino) Karl, entered peaceful rest on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in Stamford on Feb. 21, 1967, he was a son of the late Paul R. Karl, Sr. and Margaret (Morin) Karl of Trumbull. A wonderful attorney, Paul was also a proud volunteer fireman as well as an EMT in New Canaan. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, an Eagle Scout, enjoyed softball, baseball, NASCAR, and golf, and was a fan of the NY Yankees as well as the NY Jets. Continue Reading →

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