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Rose Geruso, 87, Health Aide, Active in Church Groups and at Darien Senior Center

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Rose Theresa Geruso, 87, a former longtime resident of Darien, died peacefully in her sleep on June 24, 2017 at Sunrise Senior Living in Valencia, Calif. She is predeceased by her parents, Frank and Antoinette Colella, her late husband of 49 years, Carmine (Jerry) Geruso, her son-in-law, Peter G. Callaghan, a sister and three brothers. She is survived by her four children, Patti Casey and her husband Sean Casey of Virginia, Barbara Callaghan of Darien, Steven Geruso and Claudia Scarpone of Stamford, John Reid and Peter Pierce of Valencia; a grandson, Sean P. Casey and his wife, Elizabeth Hernandez-Casey, and great-grandson, Carmine Casey-Hernandez of East Orange, N.J.; as well as beloved sisters, brothers, cousins, nieces and nephews. __________

— an obituary from Edward Lawrence Funeral Home

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Rose was a long-time member and officer of the Catholic Daughters of America. She later became a health aide, where she touched the lives of countless local residents with her contagious smile and tireless compassion.

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Joseph Costello, 58, Helped Evacuate Co-workers on 9/11, Husband of ‘Everything Is Rosey’ Owner

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Joseph Eugene Costello, of Darien passed away on Sunday, June 25. He was 58. Joe was born on July 9, 1958 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City, where coincidentally, Rosey, his wife of almost 25 years was born 18 months prior. The two shared a running joke that Rosey left a note for Joe in his hospital bassinet saying, “Call me when you grow up.”

Joe and Rosey had their official first date on Oct.

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Frederick Santarella, 73, Longtime Darien Resident, Coached Baseball & Basketball, Played Softball

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Frederick J Santarella, 73, a longtime resident of Darien and a native of Norwalk passed away on June 30. He was born March 24, 1944 to Carmine and Mary (LaMalfa) Santarella. Fred graduated from Norwalk High School in 1962 where he was a member of the baseball team and captain of the basketball team. He then earned a B.A. in English from the University of Hartford. Fred married Linda Saverine on Oct.

Audrey Murray, 83, Sports Fan, Hospital Volunteer

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Audrey Murray passed away peacefully at Norwalk Hospital on June 27. She was 83. Born in New York City on April 29, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Francis B. and Audrey P. Murray. Audrey lived more than 75 years in Pelham, N.Y. before moving to Darien to be closer to family. ____________

— an obituary from Edward Lawrence Funeral Home

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She graduated from Pelham High School and Briarcliff College.

Daniel Cooney obituary 06-30-17

Daniel Cooney, 92, Noroton Yacht Club Member, Securities Firm Executive

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Daniel Russell Cooney, 92, of Darien and Waldoboro, Maine, died on June 24. Born in Brooklyn on Dec. 12, 1924, he was the son of Mae Bossert and Russell S. Cooney. He grew up in Plandome, Long Island and in Waldoboro, attended Exeter Academy, and served in the U.S. Army in World War II in the European Theater. After the war, he entered Yale University and graduated in 1950.

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André Causse III, 93, Importer, Avid Tennis Player, Boater

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André Louis Causse III, a resident of Darien, passed away on Friday, June 23 in Darien two days before his 94th birthday. Born June 25, 1923 in Lakewood, N.J., he was the son of the late André Louis Causse Jr. and the late Gladys May Brooks. André graduated from Wooster School in Danbury and attended Clarkson College in Potsdam, N.Y. He served as an officer in the U. S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He owned a company that imported nuts and dried fruits and was a member of INC, International Nuts and Dried Fruits Council. An avid tennis player, he was on the courts until he was 93 ½ and a proud owner of Nemausa II, a 1929 antique wooden boat.

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Constance Cookson, 66, Darien High School Class of ’68, Worked for Social Security Administration

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Constance (Tiggi) Cookson of San Diego, formerly of Darien, passed on June 21, 2017 following a brief illness. She was 66 years old. Constance was born in Newton Highlands, Mass. to the late Albert E. and Constance (Buckley) Cookson. She graduated from Darien High School in 1968, and then obtained masters degrees at George Washington University in Latin American studies and World Affairs.

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Robert Jordan, 76, Recognized Marketer, Former Longtime Darien Resident

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Robert Francis Jordan, 76, of Storrs passed away from cancer on June 19. He was the son of Catherine (Fealey) and Francis Jordan and was born in Hartford. Robert served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967, and obtained his B.A. and MBA from the University of Connecticut. He was the owner and managing partner of Jordan & Company, a marketing consultant firm. Prior to Jordan & Company, he was Managing Partner at Marketing Corp of America in Westport.

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Robert Armstrong, 84, Banking Executive, Recruiter, Active Boy Scout Volunteer

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Longtime Darien and Rowayton resident Robert Dean Armstrong, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 12. Born July 8, 1932 in Omaha, Nebr., he was the son of the late Harold Scaife Armstrong and Louise Palmer Armstrong. Bob spent his early years in Des Moines, Iowa; Wilmette, Ill.; and Old Greenwich. He graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Bob began his career with the American Bankers Association, ultimately becoming the director of automation, and he was on the team that established the CUSIP number.

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Betty Schley, 76, Former Longtime Darien Resident, Career in Real Estate, at Crate & Barrell

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Betty C. Schley, 76, passed away on June 14 at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford after a long illness. Born on Oct. 17, 1940 in Stamford to Charles and Pauline Ralston, she and her husband Edward Schley of 54 years, were residents of Darien for nearly 40 years. After a successful career in real estate and working for Crate and Barrel, Betty retired in 2012. In addition to Edward, she is survived by her daughter, Deborah Wahlberg of Hingham, Mass.

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Christine Stewart, 91, Memoirist, Former Longtime Darien Resident

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Christine Stewart of Brewster, Mass., died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, June 13 at the age of 91. Christine was born in 1926 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Her father, Austin Bothwell, was a 1906 Rhodes Scholar, the first from the Northwest Territories of Canada. Her mother, Jessie Robson Bothwell, was the first non-native female child born in Regina, Saskatchewan (formerly known as Pile of Bones), and later became the first woman to serve as the chief librarian of the Saskatchewan Legislative Library. At the age of 16, her first love, an American in the Royal Canadian Air Force, was killed when on a mission over Germany.

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Roger Clare, 64, Darien School Custodian, Darien Volunteer Firefighter Since High School

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Roger L. Clare, 64, of Orange, beloved husband of Marion Clare, passed away on June 10 after a courageous battle with cancer.  He departed this world surrounded by family.  

Born on March 17, 1953, in Norwalk, Roger was the son of the late Edward and Marie Weed Clare. Roger was a proud member of the Darien Volunteer Fire Department since his high school years. He loved machinery and electronics and could often be found working on household projects.

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Elizabeth Cutler, 90, Active Church Member, Danced, Acted, Was a Puppeteer

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Elizabeth Winslow (“Winnie”) Cutler of Mystic, beloved wife of the late William B. Cutler, died on Sunday, June 11. She was 90. Winnie was born on May 1, 1927, graduated from the Shipley School, and spent most of her young adult life in and around Manhattan, Darien and Southampton. She summered in Old Black Point then, in the 1960s, Stonington, which became her permanent home later in life. Winnie enjoyed life, friends and family.