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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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Fran Schneidau, 79, Longtime New Canaan Resident and CT Bureau Chief of WCBS 880

Fran Schneidau, a longtime New Canaan resident known to generations of radio listeners as the Connecticut bureau chief of WCBS 880, died Tuesday night, according to CBS New York. She was 79. An iconic radio voice and legend among news reporters in the state, Schneidau worked at WCBS Newsradio for four decades, according to her LinkedIn profile. Former New Canaan First Selectman Rob Mallozzi said he knew Schneidau’s voice from growing up in the area and got to know her on a professional level as selectman, working in emergency management with the Emergency Operations Center, and then in the town’s highest elected office. “Just a real warm, caring professional,” Mallozzi told Continue Reading →

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Russell, 10, The Perfect Dog

Russell, deeply loved golden retriever of Michael Dinan and Marie Maguire, died peacefully and surrounded by family at his Stamford home on Sunday, May 14, following a diagnosis of advanced and untreatable cancer. He was 10. Born Oct. 8, 2006 in Weston, he was predeceased by his brother Wilbur. In addition to his parents, Russell is survived by his brothers—Louis, Marvin and Dexter—aunt Roisin, aunt Jacky and uncle Eric, and lifelong friend Alfie. Continue Reading →

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