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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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Rita W. Barada, 93, Longtime New Canaan Resident

Rita W. Barada, longtime resident of New Canaan and Nantucket, died peacefully Nov. 5, 2016 in Stamford with her loving family by her side. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts on May 18, 1923, she was the daughter of Henry J. and Agnes Lally White who immigrated to Boston from County Galway, Ireland. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Henry and James, a sister, Mary and her beloved husband of 52 years, Andy. Following graduation from Catholic University’s Nursing Program, Rita enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a Flight Nurse where she attained the rank of Captain. Continue Reading →

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Christopher Lynch, 25, ’09 New Canaan High School Graduate

Christopher Paul Lynch left this world September 25, 2016. He was born May 20, 1991 in Norwalk, CT and was a lifelong New Canaan resident who graduated New Canaan High School in 2009. Christopher was an amazing, kind hearted young man who touched so many people’s hearts. He loved nothing more than his family, friends, and most of all his beloved goddaughter. When Christopher made a friend he would make it for life. Continue Reading →

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