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Lois E. Treadway, 70

Lois EttaTreadway (born Alois Etta Palmer) of Norwalk, a longtime employee of Minute Men Cleaners in Westport, died Nov. 25 at Danbury Hospital. She was 70.

She was born in Norwalk on March 16, 1944 and graduated from Port Chester High School in Port Chester, N.Y. Class of 1963. After her tenure at the Westport business, she she spent most of her time as a volunteer for Lifeline in Norwalk and was a dedicated bell ringer for the Salvation Army during the holidays.

Her greatest joy was her family, she had a huge heart of gold, undeniable compassion for anyone she met no matter the circumstances, enjoyed playing Bingo and was a faithful member of Bethany Baptist Church in Stamford and Parkway Assembly of God in Norwalk during her earlier years, according to her family.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and James M. Pearson, Sr of Newtown. grandchildren James Jr and Rebecca Pearson, family member Betty Pearson, siblings Ward and Joy Palmer, Sr., Bernadette “Bunny” Palmer, Louise and Joe Willette, Charmaine Letendre, Peggy and Paul Raymond and Charles Palmer, Jr., along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her mother Maybelle Heney, parents Charles and Bernadette Palmer, sister Ella-Mae Romsky and brother William A. Palmer, Sr.

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 23 Juniper Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 23 Juniper Road, off Compo Road North, is in process. Built in 1956, the one-story ranch has 1,420 square feet and is situated on a .52-acre property. 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 WestportNow.com

Anthony L. Wilcox, 87

Anthony Lyle Wilcox of Westport, husband of the late Jane L. Wilcox, died Nov. 27 in Norwalk Hospital. He was 87.

Born June 19, 1927 in Norwalk, he was son of the late William and Mary (Romananski) Wilcox and has been a resident of Westport for 63 years.

Prior to retiring in 1992, he was employed as a foreman by the Town of Westport Department of Parks and Recreation for more than 20 years.

He was a graduate of Norwalk High School, loved fishing and spending his free time with his family. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

Westport Top Dog 2015 Sought

The hunt is on for Westport’s Top Dog for 2015.

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Cali, a lab-mix rescue from California, is Westport’s Top Dog 2014. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Westport Animal Shelter Advocates (WASA) said it is now accepting entries for the sixth annual Westport Top Dog photo and essay contest. 

Westport residents are invited to submit a short essay with jpeg photo to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) along with a $10 donation (www.westportwasa.org, click on Donate). Contact information (email address, phone number, address) needs to be provided for each entry. 

Essays, photos and donation (check made out to “WASA”) also may be mailed to WASA, 1 Tower Ridge, Westport, CT 06880. Deadline for submission is Jan. 31.

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 17 Boxwood Lane

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 123 Sturges Highway, aka 17 Boxwood Lane, is in process. Built in 1953, the one-story ranch has 2,182 square feet, is situated on a 1.03-acre property and changed ownership this month for $724,500.  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 WestportNow.com