Joseph E. Buddy of Westport died May 19. He was 64.
He was born in Norwalk on Oct. 13, 1955, the son of the late Elmer and Adelia (Borges De Sousa) Buddy. He attended local schools.Joseph proudly served in the U.S. Army overseas in Korea and Vietnam, and upon returning home served in the National Guard. Joe enjoyed working on motorcycles and riding them, He also loved church and his family and he will be greatly missed.
Joseph is survived by his wife of 16 years Jennifer, his son’s David J. Buddy and Johnathan M. Fumega. His daughter’s Adelia Ross (Chris), Amy Hopp (Chris Smalick) and his grandchildren Brianna Glynn, Jacob Smalick, P.J. Landi Jr., Isabella Ross, Elijah Ross, Ryker Ross, and future grandson Axel. His brother-in-law Donald Bradley, mother and father-In-law Joan and Richard Thane Sr. His brother and sister in law Richard and Andrea Thane Jr., his Uncle Ed Budy and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Joseph was predeceased by his sister Sandra Bossone Bradley, his niece Virginia Forcier and his godmother Adele B. Galbraith.
The family would like to hold a celebration of life during a later date.
Parishioners returned for a parking lot Mass tonight at Saint Luke Roman Catholic Church in Westport. The Mass was live streamed as well. Monsignor Andy Varga was the celebrant assisted by Deacon Brian Kelly. This was the first public Mass celebration since March. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chris Greer for WestportNow.com
Dino Sakakini, owner of Layla’s Falafel, the popular Middle Eastern cuisine takeout at 1535 Post Road East, wants Westporters to know how appreciative he is for their loyal support during the pandemic lockdown.
Dino Sakakini, owner of Westport’s Layla’s Falafel, is grateful for support of Westporters. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
“We never closed our business during this difficult time and have always been here for all customers,” he said.
“In turn, we thank Westporters for being here for us while we continue to try our best to be here for them.”
Sakakini said his business, although down by only 20-25%, “is much less than most local food service businesses — a wonderful endorsement of the generosity and loyalty of Westporters. We consider ourselves very fortunate.”
Westport’s COVID-19 cases increased by one to 280 while the number of deaths was also up by one to 22 in the last 24 hours, state officials said today.
There were 38 new fatalities statewide as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total to 3,675, Gov. Ned Lamont said. The Fairfield County number was 1,208, up 13.
Statewide hospitalizations dropped again to 724, down 16 while In Fairfield County, there was an increase of one to 227. Statewide cases were 40.022, up 382 while Fairfield County cases were at 14,989 up 500.
Statewide tests administered were 208,367 up 6,039 in the last 24 hours, Lamont said.
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 5 Compo Parkway, off Compo Road South, is in process. Built in 1878, the two-story antique has 4,844-square feet, is situated on a 1.19-acre property and changed ownership in January for $2.25 million. 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
The clouds rolled in, but people lingered at Compo Beach late today. The forecast called for showers and patchy fog on Saturday as the Memorial Day weekend gets underway. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ben Joseloff for WestportNow.com