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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

At a service honoring the life of the late United States Supreme Court Justice, Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt eulogized Ginsburg as a "path-marking role model for women and girls of all ages, who now know that no office is out of reach for their dreams, whether that is to serve the highest court of our land or closer to home for me as the rabbi of their community." Holtzblatt reminded listeners of her historic impact, saying "As a lawyer she won equality for women and men, not in one swift victory, but brick by brick, case by case. Through meticulous, careful lawyering, she changed the course of American law."

Read the full story from NPR here »  Watch a special episode of PBS NewsHour remembering the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on demand here »


April 10, 1937 - October 3, 2020

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.

June 30, 1958 - August 17, 2020

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.

July 28, 1947 - August 15, 2020

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.

May 30, 1930 - June 30, 2020

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.

December 11, 1946 - July 1, 2020

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.