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Mae L. Roche DePalma, 92, New Canaan High School Grad

The following appeared in the obituaries section on Hoyt Funeral Home’s website:

Mae L. Roche DePalma passed away on Feb. 8, 2014 at the age of 92. Born March 5, 1921, Mae was the youngest and last surviving daughter of Charles and Amelia Roche. Mae grew up on the banks of the Silvermine River in the area then known locally as “Rocheville” because of the many members of her family who had lived there since the mid-Nineteenth Century. Mae’s active childhood included a passion for swimming in the river in her back yard like generations before and after her. Continue Reading →

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Elizabeth J. Lewis, 77, St. Mark’s Church Member

The following text appeared in the Obituary section of the Hoyt Funeral Home in New Canaan:

Elizabeth J. Lewis, age 77, resident of New Canaan, CT for over 35 years died suddenly Sunday, February 2, 2014 at her home. Born October 23,1936 in West Caldwell, NJ, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Carl Ivan and Ruth Kyle Johnson. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard S. Lewis, in 1995. Liz (or “Zard”, as she was affectionately known to some) grew up in Norwalk, CT, graduating from Norwalk High School. She attended Smith College and graduated with a degree in Government. Continue Reading →

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