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Amanda Dawn ‘Mandy’ Montanaro, 41, New Canaan Resident

Born July 29, 1976, Amanda Dawn Montanaro (Mandy) died March 12, 2018 in her apartment in New Canaan. Growing up in Westport and New Canaan, Mandy attended New Canaan Country School, St. Luke’s, and The New School. She is survived by her mother, Judy Larson of New Canaan, her father Richard Montanaro of Easton, her brother Christopher Montanaro and his wife, Kristi Montanaro and their little daughter, Stella, of Westport, and her brother Nicolas Montanaro of Norwalk, CT. Mandy was open, kind, friendly, generous and highly intelligent, with a warm and ready laugh and a brilliant sense of humor. Her passions included art, acting, music, and spirituality. She was especially interested in teaching and helping children through the arts. Mandy touched the lives of all who knew her, and had a wide network of friends who will always be united by her memory and spirit. Continue Reading →

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Robert M. Amen Jr., 42, Devoted Husband and Father, NCHS Graduate, U.S. Air Force Veteran

It is with profound sadness that we mourn Robert M. Amen, Jr., who at 42, passed on Thursday. Rob was the eldest of five, but those who knew him say he was a big brother to so many more. Whether it was the United States Air Force, where he served for six years with distinction, including multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, or at FactSet, where he was proud to be a team member or on his beloved tennis and paddle courts at Woodway Country Club, Rob was dedicated to the team. Those mentored by him remember Rob for his caring, his devotion, and his humanity. Rob was devoted to his wife Kerith, and beloved and adored by his daughter, Adair. Continue Reading →

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Dante Chicatell, 104, New Canaan Y Greeter

Dante R. Chicatell, born in Stamford, CT on November 24, 1913, passed away peacefully at the age of 104 with his family at his side on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. He was the son of the late Mariano and Antoinette Chicatell. He was predeceased by his loving wife Madeline, “The Big M”, three brothers Frank, Joe and Carmine; and his sisters Yolanda and Josephine. He is survived by his daughters Sandra Chicatell DeLeo and Joseph of Stamford; and Patricia Chicatell Wade and Michael of New Jersey. Dante has six grandchildren, Jennifer Kimbel, Tom Wade and wife Sheri, J.D. DeLeo and wife Sara, Brian Wade, Michael DeLeo and Kelley DeLeo. Continue Reading →

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Ronald Russell-Tutty, 84, Longtime NCHS Teacher

Ronald Russell-Tutty, age 84, passed away peacefully at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut on January 12. He was born in New Jersey to Edward and Monna (Beery) Russell-Tutty on April 13, 1933. He served in the US Army in the 54th Medical Group at Fort Benning, Georgia and graduated with a BA in English from Alfred University. He earned an MS degree in Communications from Boston University where he was a Lowell Scholar and a Producer-Director at WGBH in Boston. He also earned a PhD in Radio-TV-Film from University of Kentucky where he was the Manager and Musical Director of WBKY-FM at the University of Kentucky Broadcasting Service and an Assistant Professor in the Radio-TV-Film department as well. Continue Reading →

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Nico Mallozzi, 10, Beloved Son, Brother, Teammate and Friend

Nico Antonio Mallozzi, age 10 of New Canaan, died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 14, 2018. He was the beloved son of Joseph and Mimma Mallozzi of New Canaan. Nico was born in Norwalk on December 1, 2007. Known for his spirit and vitality, he was an avid hockey player, spending most days in the company of his much-loved team, the CTRoughRiders. When surrounded by his head coach and friend, Tomasz Piatek, and the many devoted coaches and players at Sono Ice House, Nico was truly in his element. Continue Reading →

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