John Strba, 76

John Strba, 76, of New Canaan passed away on May 5, 2024 after a courageous battle with Cancer. 

John was born on November 6, 1947 in Stamford to John & Grace (Dypa) Strba.  He is survived by his caring & loving wife Judy Lapolla of 52 years that was always by his side and son Gregg who John loved being with & helping his son at Gregg’s Garden Center.  He served in the U.S. Army, worked for the Town Of New Canaan in the 1970’s and 80’s, loved Oldies music, racing, vintage cars, New York Yankees & the Beach.  Always ready to help someone, he had a heart of gold & would give you the shirt off his back.  John was always so proud to talk about Santa’s Spectacular arrival by helicopter that he started & organized many years ago.  He loved watching the excitement on the children & adults, but most of all he was a kid at heart!  It was his faith that allowed him to live life.  

Friends and Family are invited to call on Thursday May 16, 2024 from 9:00 a.m to 10:30 a.m at the Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main Street, New Canaan CT 06840. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday May 16, 2024, at 11:00 a.m at St. Aloysius Church, 21 Cherry St, New Canaan, CT 06840

Internment with Military Honors to follow at Lakeview Cemetery, 352 Main St, New Canaan, CT 06840. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in John’s Memory to “We Stand With Christ” campaign for St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

Elsie Enquist Cyr, 101

Elsie Enquist Cyr passed away peacefully on May 10th at Broad River Homes in Norwalk. She was born on June 27, 1922 in New Canaan where she lived and attended schools graduating as salutatorian in NCHS Class of 1940. During WWII, Elsie worked at Boots Aircraft located in New Canaan. She met her husband on a blind date when he was on leave from the US Army. Elsie married Ist Lieutenant Euclid Cyr in May 1945 and they began their family, raising five children.

Nicholas Arthur Yanicelli, 85

In Loving Memory of Nicholas Arthur Yanicelli
Nick Yanicelli, a cherished husband, loving father, and proud grandfather, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2024, at the age of 85, surrounded by family. Nick was born on July 13, 1938, in Susquehanna, PA to the late Andrew and Frances Ficarro Yanicelli.  He graduated from Clarkson University where he earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering.  Nick and his beloved wife, Carroll were residents of New Canaan, CT for 34 years having lived previously in Houston, TX for 25 years. Nick’s commitment to his family was unwavering. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Carroll Baker Yanicelli, son Baker and his wife April of London, UK, son Michael and his wife Kristin of Del Mar, CA, and son Christian and his wife Erica of Dallas, TX.  He was most proud of his seven grandchildren Sloane (19), B.B. (17), Bowman (16), Rylan (14), Cashen (12), Mary Christian (11), and Andrew (9) and his many nieces and nephews. He cherished every moment spent with them.

Marian Ruth Morton Brown, 97

Marian Ruth Morton Brown, known to family and friends as Maru, passed away peacefully at her home in New Canaan on Monday, April 29, 2024. She was ninety-seven years old and had lived in New Canaan for sixty-four years. Born on March 23, 1927, in Greensboro, North Carolina, Maru was the daughter of the late Joseph Reece Morton, a chemical company owner and entrepreneur, and Ruth Balsam Morton, of New York City. An only child, she grew up in a wonderful country home surrounded by flower gardens and woods, which she explored with her dogs. After attending the Warrington School in Virginia for junior high, she matriculated to Connecticut’s Ethel Walker School, Class of 1944.

Adam Lee Fewster, 46

ADAM LEE FEWSTER (October 6, 1977 – April 19, 2024)

Adam Lee Fewster, 46, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2024, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with glioblastoma. Adam was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina on October 6, 1977, which is where he spent his childhood and teenage years before moving to Athens to attend to the University of Georgia in 1997. From an early age, Adam was known as a funny, kind and outgoing person with a smile that could melt hearts. He was easy to love. An exceptional and versatile athlete he was, and always a sharp dresser, especially proud to wear the Vineyard Vines brand so dear to him.