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Hatch, Shirley - New Fairfield  
Hatch, Shirley L. Shirley L. Hatch of New Fairfield, CT, passed away peacefully at home on August 23, 2016 surrounded by the love of her family. Shirley was born in Portland, ME on January 29th, 1945, to Clarence Raymond Nelson and Marguerite Elfie Dougall. She received her high school diploma from New Milford High School, attended secretarial school in New York at Berkley College and recently completed her Associates Degree in Science at WCSU. Shirley leaves behind her devoted husband of 42 years, Richard Hatch, daughter, Rebecca Santangeli and her husband Mike, and their two daughters, Jillian and Avery of Redding, daughter, Suzanne Hatch of Bridgewater, her brother, Chuck Nelson and his wife Dale, of Estero, FL, her brother in law, Donald Hatch and his wife Judy of Danbury, as well as many other family and friends. Shirley had a strong determination to live. She enjoyed her role as an administrative assistant for the Chief of Police at WCSU for the last fifteen years, prior to which she worked as a legal secretary for local law offices. Shirley's joys included: time spent with family and friends, sunshine, reading, tending her flowers, watching the birds and butterflies in her garden, day trips, enjoying meals out, and quilting. A service to celebrate Shirley's beautiful life will be held on Sunday, August 28th , at the New Fairfield Congregational Church at 12:30 p.m. in their outdoor garden. A reception will follow in the church meeting hall. In honor of Shirley Hatch and the wonderful care she received, donations can be sent to The Regional Hospice and Home Care Center for Comfort Care and Healing, 30 Milestone Road Danbury, CT 06810.
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Published in News Times on Aug. 26, 2016

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Hawk, James - Danbury  
Hawk, James Robert. James Robert Hawk passed away peacefully at Danbury Hospital on August 21, 2016 with his family by his side. James, formerly of the Bronx, New York, has resided in Danbury, Connecticut since 1975. He was born on February 14, 1942, son of the late Arthur Hawk and Margaret Duelk. He graduated from St. Helena's High School in the Bronx and from Pace University in New York City with a degree in accounting. James was a respected tax consultant in the community and was also employed as the controller for Montanari Fuel Services. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Arthur Hawk. James is survived by his wife of 53 years, Theresa Hawk, his children and their spouses, James Hawk (Lisa Hawk), Patricia Kitka (Gabor Kitka), and Carol Hawk (Brian Fowler), his grandchildren, Kelly Kitka, Amy Kitka, James Hawk, Colleen Hawk, Megan Fowler and Emma Fowler as well as nephews, nieces and several cousins. James enjoyed travel, particularly to Hawaii, football and was an avid New York Giants fan, horses, gaming and, mostly time spent with family and friends. James was quick to evoke smiles and laughter from those around him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Edward the Confessor, 21 Brush Hill Road, New Fairfield, CT 06812, Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (R.O.A.R.), 45 South Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877, or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Family and friends are encouraged to call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810 on Thursday August 25, 2016 from 4-8 p.m. for visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday morning August 26, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor, 21 Brush Hill Road, New Fairfield, CT 06812. Burial will immediately follow at St. Peter Cemetery in Danbury, CT. Online condolences for the family can be made at
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Published in News Times from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2016

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Hodshon, Margaret - Charlestown, Ri  
Hodshon, Margaret N. Margaret (Peggy) Nash Hodshon, 87, of Charlestown, RI, died peacefully on Sunday with her four children by her side. She was married to her late husband, William Hodshon, for 67 years. She is survived by her children, Jane Keane, William H. Hodshon Jr., Robert J. Hodshon, all of Charlestown, RI, and Barbara A. Hodshon of Bridgewater, CT; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive her. She was predeceased by a son, James T. Hodshon. Born in Danbury, CT, Peggy was the daughter of the late James T. Nash and Alice Gilhuly Nash. She attended Danbury High School, after graduation she worked for the telephone company. Peggy and Bill summered in Charlestown for 25 years before making it their full time residence in 1985. Peggy enjoyed the beach and spent many days playing in the waves with her grandchildren. She was an avid card player and rarely missed her Wednesday canasta games with the ladies. Peggy and Bill enjoyed traveling in their early retirement. They also enjoyed big band music and classic movies. Peggy was a devoted member of Saint Mary Parish for over 27 years. She will be missed by many. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 9:30 am in St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck Schoohouse Road, Charlestown. Burial will take place in St. Peter's Cemetery, Danbury, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Home & Hospice Care of RI, South Team, 143 Main Street, Wakefield, RI, 02879. For guest book and condolences, .
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Published in News Times on Aug. 23, 2016

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Hoddinott, Richard - Danbury  
Hoddinott, Richard J Sr. Richard J. Hoddinott Sr., "Dick", 86 of Danbury, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. He was the loving husband of Mary (Costello) Hoddinott. A lifelong Danburian, Dick was born on February 27, 1930; the son of the late Henry and Rose (Carroll) Hoddinott. He attended local schools and served in the US Navy prior to the Korean War. Dick was a Machinist for the Dunham Tool Company of New Fairfield for over 40 years, prior to retirement. He was a parishioner of St. Peter Church of Danbury; he enjoyed eating out, watching the New York Yankees and reading about US presidents and politics. In addition to his parents, Dick was predeceased by his first wife Gertrude and his sister Rita Jandro. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary. Dick is also survived by his son Rick and his wife Susan of Danbury as well as two grandsons; Ricky and John. Several nieces and nephews also survive him. The family would like to thank the Danbury Nurses Registry and his wonderful caregivers Paulina, Gifty, Fati, Pepe, Elsina, Henry and Michael. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Vida who cared lovingly and compassionately for Dick for more than 3 years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church; 121 Main Street, Danbury. Interment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Peter Church of Danbury or to the Danbury Nurses Registry. Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, Danbury is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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Published in News Times on Aug. 21, 2016
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