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Mr. Rogers said “Often when you are at the end of something, you are at the beginning of something else.” Here, we honor those special people who shared our community and made a difference in our lives, and we celebrate those who live on to learn and do more.

SPECIAL TRIBUTE

Representative John Lewis, Civil Rights Leader

Susan Walsh / AP

Of Congressman John Lewis' passing at age 80 on Friday, July 17, the Congressional Black Caucus said in a statement "The world has lost a legend; the civil rights movement has lost an icon."

Former President Barack Obama said that Lewis was one of his heroes and that the congressman "Risked his life and his blood" for his country and "inspired generations that followed to try to live up to his example."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Lewis one of the "greatest heroes of American history," a man whose "goodness, faith and bravery transformed our nation."

Read the full story from NPR here »

Watch the 2017 documentary "John Lewis - Get In The Way"  on demand here »

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May 30, 1930 – June 30, 2020 Southbury, CT 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.

Carpino Funeral Home

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December 11, 1946 – July 1, 2020 Wallingford, 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.

B.C. Bailey Funeral Home