Marietta Yvonne James, 94

Our beloved Mom, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt, and friend, Marietta Yvonne James, 94 years young of New Canaan, passed away on May 3, 2020 after complications from a brief illness. Born November 11, 1925 in Drakes Branch, Virginia, to the late Marshall and Elizabeth Banks Walker. She received her elementary education at Organ Hill Elementary School in Drakes Branch and her high school education at Central High School, Charlotte Court House, Virginia. After high school, she worked for a year then joined the U.S. Cadet Nursing Corps where she attended Lincoln School of Nursing in Durham, North Carolina. In 1947, she moved to New Canaan to join her Mother and older brother, Marshall Walker.

Lawrence Luizzi, 79

On Sunday April 19th, 2020, Lawrence (Larry) Luizzi passed into eternal life at the age of 79. Larry was raised by his late grandparents Lawrence Luizzi and Elizabeth Luizzi in Hoboken, New Jersey. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Stevens College, and a master’s degree in business from Western Connecticut State University. Larry spent his entire career working for General Foods, beginning with Maxwell House in Hoboken and retiring as the Director of Logistics and Information Technology in White Plains, NY. An early programmer, he often came home with pockets full of “punched cards” that he had used to upload code throughout the day.

Dorothy V. Ready, 85

Dorothy Viola (Mann) Ready of Southbury, CT and former longtime resident of New Canaan, died peacefully April 9, 2020 at the Lutheran Home in Southbury at the age of 85. Dorothy was the wife of Eugene F. Ready, former Chief of Detectives with the New Canaan Police Department. She was born in Mt. Vernon, NY on July 6, 1934, the daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Poczak Mann. Dorothy met her husband while working for General Foods in White Plains, New York.

Louis, 10, Leader of the Pack

Louis, our beloved shepherd mix, died peacefully at home March 31 following a cancer diagnosis. He was 10. In addition to his parents, he is survived by brothers Marvin and Dexter. He was predeceased by Wilbur and Russell. Born around August 2009 and rescued in Lynchburg, Va., he came to us within weeks of buying our house in Stamford.

Gerald Allan Rubinfeld, 77

February 7, 1943 – April 4, 2020

Gerry Rubinfeld, longtime resident of New Canaan, passed away peacefully in the serene care of the Regional Hospice in Danbury. He is survived by his wife of fifty two years, Laura; his three daughters, Emilie, Jenny and Claire; his five granddaughters, Madeline, Alexandra, Whitney, Eleanor and Chloe; his son’s in-law Erik and Mike; and his brother and sister, Michael and Lori. Gerry was born in New York, attended Brooklyn Tech, Queens College, St. John’s Law School and Baruch College where he received his MBA. He spent his career in the textile industry at companies including Hoechst Fibers, Celanese, Dillon Yarn and Texfi Industries where he served as President.