Cecelia Delores (Tanner) Ralph

EAST CANAAN — Cecelia Delores (Tanner) Ralph, 67, passed away at home on Aug. 30, 2011, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous year-long battle with cancer.

She was born in North Canaan on Aug. 2, 1944, the daughter of the late Bertha (McCauley) Tanner and Arthur Tanner Sr. of Millerton.

She is survived by her loving husband, Richard G. Ralph, with whom on Oct. 14 they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Her greatest joy in life was her family. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

Richard Bradley Wells

SALISBURY —Richard Bradley Wells, 77, of Fairfield, Conn., passed away at his home on Sept. 1, 2011.

He was born Dec. 26, 1933, in Bridgeport, Conn., and graduated from Roger Ludlowe High School in Fairfield in 1951. Richard entered the U.S. Navy in 1953 and served aboard the USS Taconic until 1957.

He was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed watching any team that beat the New York Yankees.

Death Notices September 2

Alfred H. Johnson

WINSTED — Alfred H. Johnson, 72, of Winsted died Aug. 26, 2011. Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at St. Joseph Church. Maloney Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

Molly Erin Kasik

NEW HARTFORD — Infant Molly Erin Kasik of New Hartford died Aug. 27, 2011. A Mass of the Angels was held Aug. 30 at Immaculate Conception Church. Montano-Shea Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

Anne (Rudd) Eddy

LAKEVILLE — Anne (Rudd) Eddy, 73, died at home after a series of strokes on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. There will be a memorial service at a date to be announced later. A full obituary will appear in the Sept. 8 Lake­ville Journal.

Robert Landon Belcher

FALLS VILLAGE — Robert Landon Belcher, 57, of Roanoke, Va., formerly of Falls Village, passed away July 30, 2011.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Ellen Belcher; his sons, Ryan and Cory Belcher; his parents, John Belcher of Torrington and Priscilla Belcher of Falls Village; his sister, Pamela Belcher of Atlanta, Ga.; and numerous close family and friends.

Bob loved being a dad. He coached youth recreational and travel soccer.

He worked in the IT field for 35 years and began his IT career at Colonial Bank.

William ‘Tom’ S. Butts

AMENIA — William “Tom” S. Butts, 75, a lifelong resident of Amenia, died Aug. 20, 2011, at New Milford Hospital.

He was born on May 11, 1936, in Sharon, the son of the late Eva (Hubert) and Robert R. Butts Sr.

Mr. Butts was a maintenance foreman at Tri-Wall Container Corporation in Wassaic for 38 years before retiring in 1990.

On July 5, 1955, in Elkton, Md., he married Marilyn Murtaugh. She survives at home.

Mr. Butts was a member of the Amenia Masonic Lodge and a former member of the Wassaic Fire Company.

Memorial: Harriette Dorsen

CORNWALL — A memorial to celebrate the life of Harriette Dorsen, who passed away on June 5, 2011, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 4 p.m. in the Meeting House of the UCC, on Bolton Hill Road in Cornwall Village. A reception will follow.

Patrice ‘Patty’ Ann Marie Hibbard

NORTH CANAAN — Patrice “Patty” Ann Marie Hibbard, 53, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 at Sharon Hospital. She was born March 18, 1958, in Danbury, the daughter of Gloria (Johnson) Hibbard of St. Augustine, Fla., and the late Harold Joseph Hibbard.
Patty was raised in New Fairfield and spent her summers in her absolute favorite place, Madison, Conn. She graduated from the Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield, Mass., and attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., and Washington & Jefferson University in Washington, Pa.

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Frank R. Mastropolo

ANCRAMDALE — Frank R. Mastropolo, 92, died Aug. 8, 2011. He was born Aug. 11, 1918, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Frank was a resident of Ancramdale for 60 years. He and his wife, Angelina, who predeceased him, were co-owners of the Arzano and Mastropolo Poultry Farm until the early 1980s.

He was a carpenter and woodworker by trade, and built their home and farm. Frank pursued his love of woodworking until the age of 90.

James W. Palmer

SHARON — James W. Palmer, 90, of White Hollow Road died at Sharon Hospital on Aug. 19, 2011. He was the husband of the late Virginia Palmer.

He was born in 1921in Washington, D.C., and was raised in Washington with a brother and two sisters. He attended John Quincy Adams Elementary Scholl and Central High School and the University of Maryland’s Aeronautical Engineering Program, while working in the field of scientific instruments.

In 1943, he enlisted in the Air Corps, a division of the Army’s Signal Corps.