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Sarah Jane (Davis) Wortman

HARWINTON — Sarah Jane (Davis) Wortman, 77, died Aug. 23, 2011, at Laurel Hill Nursing Home in Winsted. She was the widow of Lowell K. Wortman Sr. They were married for 55 years.

She was born on April 14, 1934, the daughter of the late Frances (Sherwood) and Elmore Davis of Bakerville, Conn.

Sarah loved to travel, especially to Maine. She enjoyed a variety of hobbies, including cooking, playing canasta, knitting, tatting and ceramics.

Olga A. (Perotti) Broggi

NORTH CANAAN — Olga A. (Perotti) Broggi, 94, of South Canaan Road, formerly of Sheffield, died Sept. 8, 2011, at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the widow of Ricco Broggi, who died in 1965.

Olga was born in North Canaan on Oct. 30, 1916, the daughter of the late Domenica (Gigli) and Joseph Perotti.

Olga had eight brothers and sisters, and she was the last surviving member of her family. She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in North Canaan and a member of the Daughters of Isabella.

John Gordon Dell

SALISBURY — John Gordon Dell, 90, passed away peacefully at his home on Sept. 5, 2011.

John was born in Berkhamstead, England, on June 14, 1921, to Phyllis (Bedford) and Cyril Dell.

He enlisted in the Royal Air Force in 1939 and served seven years as a flight engineer in the United Kingdom and western Canada.

After the war he lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and worked at Standard Motor Cars and Vans.

John married Myra McCarthy in Toronto in 1949 and they immigrated to Sharon in 1954. John managed White Hollow Game Farm there for nearly 50 years.

Gladys (Stevens) Grytzell

NORTH CANAAN — Gladys (Stevens) Grytzell, 90, died Aug. 5, 2011, at Geer Village. She was the widow of Arthur Grytzell.

She was born Oct. 24, 1920, in North Canaan, the daughter of the late Edith (Lawrence) and Jarvis Stevens.

She lived in the North Canaan area for most of her life, enjoying her home on Prospect Street in Lakeville in her later years.

Gladys served in the military during World War II and received recognition on July 22, 2008, for her patriotism and sacrifice. For many years she worked as a clerk in the Hartford area.

Darren C. Good

STANFORDVILLE — Darren C. Good, 44, passed away on Sept. 7, 2011.

He was born in Queens, N.Y., on May 16, 1967, the son of Richard F. Good of Stanfordville and the late Sarah J. “Sally” (McReynolds) Good.

He was the head cook for Home Plate in Stanfordville.
He was a 1985 graduate of Stissing Mountain High School.

In addition to his loving father Richard, he is survived by a sister, Michelle H. Jarvis of Sanibel, Fla.; a brother, Craig M. Good of Maryville, Tenn.; two nieces, Paige and Ainsley Good; and two nephews, Gavin Good and Aidan Jarvis.

Dorothy Cary (Sanford) McCunn

NORTH CANAAN — Dorothy Cary (Sanford) McCunn passed away in her home at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, under the tender care of SVNA Hospice.

At her bedside were her two loving sons, Douglas and David, and their wives, Joan and Shirley. Holding her hand was her husband and best friend, Ian.

At peace with herself, she was quite content to have lived a full life of 87-and-a-half years.

Dorothy and Ian were married in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 22, 1946. Three years later they moved to Floral Park, N.Y., where they spent 37 wonderful years raising a family.

Ryan James Palmer

SHARON — Ryan James Palmer, 17, died Sept. 5, 2011, at UMass Medical Center from complications of an injury which occurred at the young age of 2.

Robert F. Woodward

RED HOOK — Robert F. Woodward’s spirit passed on Sept. 4, 2011, after a long and valiant fight against thyroid cancer.

He was the son of the late Hazel and John Woodward of Gallatin.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; and his children, Diane Woodward and Patrick Mulkerrin, Donna Woodward and Kurt Strassberger, and Doris and Bill Nitz; his two grandchildren, Nate and Eliza Strassberger, whom he loved and dearly adored; his loving sister, Mary MacGlashan and her husband, Ronnie; his sister-in-law, Edith Woodward; and many nieces, nephews and cousins that will miss him.

Ralph Lawrence Elliott

PINE PLAINS — Ralph Lawrence Elliott, 87, of Pine Plains passed away peacefully Sept. 8, 2011, at the home of his daughter, Gayle Elliott Brown, and her fiancé, Gary Beatty, in Red Hook, N.Y.

He was lovingly cared for by family members and Ulster County Hospice since he was discharged from Vassar Brothers Hospital on July 27, 2011.

Ralph was born Dec. 11, 1923, in the Bronx to Irene Wilfor (Haslett) and Ralph Elliott and was raised in Westchester County.

Sarah Jane (Davis) Wortman

HARWINTON, Conn. — Sarah Jane (Davis) Wortman, 77, died Aug. 23, 2011, at Laurel Hill Nursing Home in Winsted. She was the widow of Lowell K. Wortman Sr. They were married for 55 years.

She was born on April 14, 1934, the daughter of the late Frances (Sherwood) and Elmore Davis of Bakerville, Conn.

Sarah loved to travel, especially to Maine. She enjoyed a variety of hobbies, including cooking, playing canasta, knitting, tatting and ceramics.