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Great Britain's Prince Philip Dies At Age 99

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband and the Duke of Edinburgh, died Friday April 9, 2021 at age 99, Buckingham Palace announced. He was the first male royal consort since Queen Victoria's time in the 1800s — and the longest-serving consort in British history.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27:  Queen Elizabeth II sitting next to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh looks up during the Queen's Speech in House of Lords at  the Palace of Westminster on May 27, 2015 in London, England. The Queens Speech outlines her governments legislative plans for the forthcoming parliamentary year and the laws and bills they hope to pass. (Photo by Alastair Grant/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Stuart Max Kaufman, 62, of West Haven, CT, on November 3, 2021. Born in Bronx, NY, to Sara (Neugarten) and Allen Kaufman, he grew up in Whitestone, Queens. He graduated from the selective Bronx High School of Science and attended SUNY New Paltz and St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD.

Learn more: West Haven Funeral Home

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William J. Bostelman, 76, passed away in Salisbury, MD on October 19, 2021. William was born in Hartford, Connecticut on November, 11 1941, to Walter O. and Gladys H.(Meyer) Bostelman.

Learn more: Holloway Funeral Home

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Katherine M. (Kay) Ryczek of Middletown, wife of the late Frank L. Ryczek, passed away May 5th after a brief illness. Kay was born in Middletown on August 10, 1928 and was predeceased by her parents, William F. Cotter, Sr. and Ellen B. Cotter, her brother, William F. Cotter, Jr., her husband Frank, with whom she shared a wonderful, 60-year marriage, and an infant daughter.

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Nancy (Collins) Dupont, beloved wife of Ronald J. Dupont, Sr. for 62 years, passed peacefully in her Windsor home surrounded by her husband and family, on Saturday October 3.

Learn more: Carmon Funeral Home

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Ricky Daniel Miller, Sr., age 62, of Naugatuck peacefully entered into rest on Monday August 17, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He is the beloved husband of 20 years to Kimberly (Lee) Miller. He was born in Massina, NY on June 30, 1958 the son of the late Raymond Miller, Sr. and Dororthy (Demo) Miller.

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John La Croix, age 73, of Shelton, entered into eternal rest on Saturday August 15, 2020. John was born on July 28, 1947, in Bridgeport, CT son of the late Christopher and Katherine (Tickey) La Croix. John was raised in Bridgeport and graduated from Harding High School in 1965. He was a postal clerk for many years for the United States Postal Service working out of the Bridgeport branch until his retirement. John loved music, going to concerts and most of all spending time with his family and friends.

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M. Ellen Capobianco, 90, departed this life peacefully on June 30, 2020, at Cherry Brook Health Care Center in Canton. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene Capobianco for sixty-two years.

Learn more: Carpino Funeral Home

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Elaine Dugan, 73, departed this life on July 1, 2020, at the Quinnipiac Valley Center in Wallingford. She was the beloved wife of the late William L. Dugan.