Madeline E. Curci of Westport died Nov. 7. She was 82.
She was the wife of Samuel Curci Jr., of Westport, for 65 years.
Born in South Portland, Maine on April 14, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Harriet Lindquist Beal.
She worked at Famous Artists Schools in Westport and later as a school crossing guard for 20 years. She was active in Cub Scouts as a den leader and den leader coach. She participated in roundtables and training.
Gabriel Schutzengel of Shelton died Nov. 27 at home. He was 92.
Gabi was the husband of Tirzah (who died in 2005), father of Dorit Heimer of Westport (Owen), Dani, and Roy (Sarah), grandfather of Jordan, Zoe (Matthew), Jacob (Iris), Joseph (Samantha), Sydney, Aaron (Kate), Hannah (engaged to Noah), and Rebecca, and great-grandfather of Faye and Olivia.
He grew up in a small town in Hungary, was imprisoned by the Nazis, escaped, earned an engineering degree, and moved to Israel, where he met the love of his life.
He and Tirzah moved the family to the United States, where they raised children and helped them raise grandchildren.
Harry R. Eggart of Wellfleet, Massachusetts, a former longtime resident of Westport, died Oct. 23 after a long illness. He was 79.
Harry Eggart: TV director. Contributed photo
He spent his life in the theater, starting out as an actor and advancing to directing and producing. He was director of CBS’s “Guiding Light” for 18 years as well as many other soap operas.
Born in Florida, he attended Auburn University and Tulane University. A veteran, he served in the U.S. Army in Ethiopia.
He was a member of theatrical unions AEA, SAG, AFTRA and DGA. He directed more than 2,000 hours of network television that also included episodes of “Search for Tomorrow,” “Another World,” and “Santa Barbara.” He also directed touring legit shows, dinner theater performances, industrials, and specials.