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nized in 1982 with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Award for his years of service. Fern also received the John Sullivan Community Service Award from the Fairfield Junior Chamber of Commerce that same year. He was always looking to help those in need serving on the Micah Housing Board for Operation Hope.
Arthur “Art” Rich, 73, of Southington passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 af- ter a courageous battle with COVID-19. He was the beloved husband of Jan (Head) Rich. Art was born in New Britain on May 13, 1946 and graduated from E.C. Goodwin Technical High School in New Britain in 1965. He was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. In 1970, Art opened his photog- raphy studio in Southington and became a well-known wedding and school photographer through-out the re- gion.
For the past 25 years Art served as the official pho- tographer for the Coaches Association, photographing banquet and award ceremonies, in addition to supply- ing photographs for award winners and others in the Association at no cost.
He has been a long-time member of the CTPPA (Connecticut Professional Photographers Association). Throughout his career he received many awards and accolades as well as a master’s in photography and the prestigious life time achievement award.
Vito DeVito, passed away on April 25. He was to- tally immersed in athletics throughout his life, playing high school football and baseball at Stamford H.S., a graduate of Arnold College, Vito signed a professional
baseball contract with the New York Yankees and later with the Cleveland Indians. He was assistant football, basketball and baseball coach at Yale. In Milford, Vito was the football coach at Milford H.S., Jonathan Law H.S. and Foran H.S. and later became athletic director at Foran. Foran honored him by naming the school’s athletic facility for him. He received the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Lifetime Achieve- ment Award and was inducted into the Greater New Haven Diamond Club and New Haven Tap Off Club halls of fame. Vito DeVito is revered in Milford as a superb athlete, a wise and successful coach and ad- ministrator who was loved by students and teachers.
Scott Cady: Former Tolland High football coach Scott Cady, who awed and inspired his own play- ers, and people far beyond the state’s high school foot- ball community with courage and commitment through a year-long fight against a rare form of cancer, died in late April.
He was 56.
Cady served as head varsity coach for the past two seasons and was an assistant coach with the Eagles for three seasons prior to taking the helm.
Cady was diagnosed in March 2019 with perito- neal mesothelioma, a rare cancer that forms on the lining of the abdomen. It has a slim survival rate, rarely more than a year.
Cady, who played at Tolland, began coaching young players in town out of high school, in 1983. He worked in IT at Travelers.
He leaves his wife, Michelle, and children Taylor, Ian and A.J.
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