Randolph Fletcher Brown III, 66

Randy Brown, 66 of New Canaan died suddenly in Norwalk Hospital after a brief battle with brain cancer. Born March 18, 1952 and raised in New Canaan, Randy is survived by his 4 children; Jessica (Thomas), Katy, James (Erin), Randy (Carrie) and 4 grandchildren. He is the son of the late Randy Brown (former Headmaster of St. Luke’s school) and Nina Brown of New Canaan (New Canaan realtor for 40 years) and a brother Tim Brown (Connie) of New Canaan. Attending New Canaan schools he was a highly decorated Equestrian rider.

Cosmo, 16, Beloved Weimaraner 

Cosmo Oei, deeply loved Weimaraner of New Canaan’s Elizabeth Oei, died Sunday, Nov. 4 following the onset of cancer. He was 16. Born Aug. 29, 2002 in Lakeland, Fla., Cosmo was a gentle, fearless dog with a sixth sense about people who eagerly befriended humans and canines alike.

Margaret Jane Ellis, 95, Former New Canaan Resident

Margaret Jane Ellis, 95, of Keene, passed away on Oct. 22, 2018, at Westwood Center following a period of declining health. Her many New Canaan friends know her as Jane Mason, from when she was married to her first husband, Robert L. Mason (predeceased), and they lived here with their two children, one of whom still lives in New Canaan. She was active in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church while in New Canaan.

Richard ‘Rip’ Peters Munger, 91, Longtime Resident and Former Fire Commissioner

Richard “Rip” Peters Munger, 91, passed away Sept. 12, 2018 at his home in New Canaan. At his side were his wife, son and daughter. Rip died from complications caused by Inclusion Body Myositis and heart disease after enduring four months of hospitalizations, rehab facilities, and home nursing, all with grace and lack of complaint. His optimism, signature wink and the twinkle in his eye never left him throughout. Born May 18, 1927 in Cincinnati to Evalyn Peters Munger and Herschel Munger, Rip knew from his first ride in an old barnstormer biplane at the age of 10 that he wanted to be a pilot. After retiring from United Airlines in 2001 at the age of 74, he was fond of saying that he had never worked a day in his life.

Angelo John Gesualdi, 75, Longtime New Canaan Firefighter

Angelo John Gesualdi, 75, a lifetime resident of New Canaan, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 22, 2018, with his loving family by his side. 

Angelo was born May 16, 1943 in Stamford, Connecticut, son of the late Vito and Vera Coco Gesualdi. He died of a heart attack, and is survived by his faithful and beloved wife Cecilia Gesualdi, his son Don (Valerie) Gesualdi, and granddaughter Ava of New Canaan, two step-daughters Clare Eelman of Stamford, Elizabeth (Scott) Davidson and their daughter Brady of Guilford, stepson Ray (Linda) Alfson and their children Amy and Joe of Norwalk. He was a firefighter of New Canaan for 34 years and was ranked as a captain of the department. In his retirement, Angelo loved to start his mornings with his firehouse family and greeting each day “uptown,” seeing friends and keeping up with the community.