Donald John Usher, Jr., 87

Donald John Usher, Jr. 87, of Cape Cod, formerly of New Canaan, CT passed away peacefully with his loving wife, Elaine Hanson Usher, by his side. He was born in Troy, NY. to the late Donald John Sr. and Nora (Greely) Usher. Besides his wife Elaine, Don is survived by his son, Jason Donald Usher; granddaughter, McKenna May Usher; grandson Broderick Hanson Usher; brother-in-law, Karl (wife Pat); and sisters in law; Karen, Laurie and Beverly; godchildren, Markus Swartout, Theresa Boos, Elizabeth (Whitney) Schwalbe, Susan Levander and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers Robert, Charles and sister Salann.

Allison Garver Caesar, 100

Allison Garver Caesar – July 8, 2021 at age 100.  

Predeceased by Henry A Caesar, husband of 63 years. Devoted mother to Sanderson (Elizabeth), Porter (Susan), Austin (Margaretta) and John.  Adored grandmother to 8 and great grandmother to 13.  Over 65 years as dedicated volunteer to community of New Canaan, CT. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840, a reception will follow the service. Donations may be made to New Canaan Garden Club, St.

Doris (Dede) Lynch Nahrwold, 99

After a brief illness, Doris (Dede) Lynch Nahrwold passed away peacefully on April 28, 2022. Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania on July 13, 1922, Dede was the daughter of the late William Henry and Della (Idye) Lynch. She spent most of her adult life between New Canaan, Connecticut, Naples, Florida and with her daughter Nancy and family in Greenwich, CT. Dede is predeceased by her loving husband of 35 years, Morton Frederick Nahrwold. She is survived by her son Bryan Scott Nahrwold and his wife Martha Dixon Nahrwold of Salt Lake City, UT and their children Dixon, Paul and his wife Talana Jayne and grandchild Naomi; daughter Nancy Nahrwold Waesche and her husband J. Edward Waesche IV of Greenwich, CT and their children Ward, Woody and William.

Priscilla M. Potenza, 65

Priscilla M. Potenza, 65, of New Canaan, CT passed away on May 23, 2022 at Memorial Sloane-Kettering Hospital with her loving family by her side. Priscilla was born on September 23, 1956 in Jersey City, New Jersey to the late Joseph and Ellen Watson Gordon. 

Priscilla grew up in Middletown, New Jersey with her mother and father, Ellen and Joe Gordon and her brother Joe Jr. Alongside the 59th Street Bridge; she began the rest of her life with her adoring husband, Paul. She studied at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and graduated in 1988 alongside him with a Bachelor’s of Science and Interior Design. Throughout her life, she managed the family business, designed spaces, and worked in real estate. With her family and pets always at her side, she enjoyed going to the beach, being fully present in all of what life has to offer, and spending time with her loved ones. 

She is survived by her husband, Paul, her two daughters, Alexandrea and Siena, as well as her older brother Joseph. 

A gathering to celebrate the life of Priscilla will be announced at a later date.

Stephanie Margaret Antoszewski, 73

Stephanie Margaret Antoszewski died peacefully on May 13, 2022, aged 73, at her home in New Canaan, Connecticut after a short battle with cancer, and a longer struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was surrounded by her family. 

Stephanie, the only child of Harold and Joan Fossett, was born on July 20, 1948, in the small village of South Mimms on the outskirts of London, England. She grew up at the bottom of a country lane, opposite a farm, and here was formed her lifelong love of animals and long walks. On April 4, 1970, she married Jurek Antoszewski in London, and they relocated to the United States in 1975 where they raised their children, Claire and James. Stephanie lived enthusiastically and generously.