Posts tagged ‘funeral’

March 17th, 2016

Beloved WHS Teacher Passes

by Christopher O'Brien

David Pape, an engaging and beloved Social Studies teacher for the past 19 years, died this past weekend at the young age of 43. He passed away in his sleep of natural causes.

Prior to becoming a teacher, he was a sports writer at the Waterbury Republican-American for two years. At the High School he was an advisor to many student organizations, including the school newspaper.

Calling hours will be Friday from 4- 7 pm at Woodtick Memorial Funeral Home.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Michael’s Church (62 St. Michael Dr.) in Bucks Hill at 10 am on Saturday.

A community vigil is scheduled on the Wolcott Green Saturday evening, March 19th from 6:30-8:00. Please bring a candle.

A fundraiser for David’s children will be held at Lakewood Lanes on April 15th from 1-3 pm. contact 203-574-5131 for more information.


December 25th, 2012

A Sailor in Newtown

by Christopher O'Brien

On Saturday, eight Wolcott’s police officers supported Newtown police through patrol, funeral, and memorial post assignments. The town has been inundated by visitors from all over Connecticut and the nation after the tragic deaths of 26 schoolchildren and teachers as well as two other residents. Police, firemen and charities throughout the state have descended upon the town to assist during a tumultuous week of sorroe. Officer Bryan Spiotti wrote about his experience.

By Bryan Spiotti

     Today I worked in Newtown, stationed near the Sandy Hook Elementary School and also at the Town Hall. I met many wonderful people who all shared in the mourning and grief. I met firefighters who volunteer their time and police officers who are all at a loss for words. Everyone agreed that it is a senseless tragedy. Many people walking by the droves of letters, posters, stuffed animals and other memorials with teared eyes and heavy hearts. I met a Marine / Police Chaplain who prayed

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