Wednesday, July 24, 2024


M.E.: Woman in River Died of Blunt Impact Injuries

By Gordon Joseloff

UPDATE A 46-year-old Maine woman found floating in the Saugatuck River in Westport Friday died of blunt impact injuries, according to an autopsy. Westport police said they may have been caused by being hit by a vehicle or a very high fall. Image
Annette White: Last seen alive at 4 p.m. Thursday. photo

A Westport police statement late today quoted the state Chief Medical Examiner’s Office as saying the cause of death of Annette L. White, who was from Maine but had been recently living in Westport, was “blunt impact injuries to the head, torso, and extremities.”

It added: “Preliminary investigation is that the injuries may have been caused by a significant impact similar to being hit by some type of vehicle or a very high fall. The manner of death is currently undetermined pending further investigation by both the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the Westport Police Detective Bureau.”

A duck hunter in a kayak found her floating in waters off of Longshore Club Park. The body was later recovered from waters off of the Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club after drifting across the waterway toward the Saugatuck Shores side.

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 10 Wakeman Place, off Imperial Avenue, is in process. Built in 1936, the one-story ranch has 1,514 square feet, is situated on a .31-acre property and changed ownership this month for $675,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Eunice S. Greenberg, 84

Eunice (Schutzer) Greenberg of Fairfield, a one time counselor and family therapist in Westport, died Dec. 28 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was 84. Image
Eunice Greenberg: worked as therapist in Westport. Contributed photo

She was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., a daughter of the late William and Cora (Marcuse) Schutzer. She spent her early years in Brooklyn and Long Island and moved to Connecticut in 1941, residing in Bridgeport and Fairfield for more than 70 years.

After raising her family, she returned to school and earned her BGS in Human Services at UConn. She was employed as a counselor / family therapist at CT. Renaissance / Alternatives in Westport and at her private practice The Growing Place.

She was a dancer and technical manager with the Confetti Dance Theater, bringing live modern dance to children throughout the area. She was an avid student at the Silvermine School of Art and was awarded a first prize in mixed media at a student art show.

Miriam Johnson, 91

Miriam Lehn Kramer Johnson of Georgetown, a graduate of Westport’s Staples High School, died Dec. 21. She was 91.

A lifelong resident of Georgetown, she was born at the Kramer homestead on Weston Road in Georgetown, attended school in Weston and graduated from Staples. For decades she was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Georgetown.

Active in her community, she served as a teacher-assistant at the Lawrence Nursery School in Georgetown for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband Eric Geste Johnson, also of Georgetown; her son Peter Wayne Johnson, of Calabash, N.C.; her daughter-in-law, Starr Lea Johnson of Euless, Texas, and her grandson, Christopher Nils Johnson of Weston.