Obituary Alexander J. Trup December 20, 1945 ~ February 11, 2019 (age 73)

Alexander “Butch” Trup, 73, of Easton, CT, passed away on February 11, 2019 in Bridgeport. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Barbara E. (Sutyak) Trup and his dedicated children Barry J. Trup, Sara E. Baczewski and Lisa S. Marshall and seven grandchildren. Butch will be remembered for his honorable service in the U.S. Marine Corps, which included two tours in Vietnam. After being honorably discharged from the service, he began his thirty-eight year career as a Lead Lineman with the United Illuminating Company in Shelton. In Butch’s retirement, he enjoyed the life of being a grandfather and revisiting his childhood passions of hunting, fishing and tinkering with tools in his garage. When Butch wasn’t actively engaged with hobbies or busy with grandchildren, he was making daily rounds visiting favorite social pastimes. Butch will be remembered for his willingness to help anyone in need, and opening his home to hot coffee and a good story.

A gathering was held on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Redgate – Hennessy Funeral Home. On Monday, February 18, 2019, church services were held at the Congregational Church of Easton with the Rev. Amanda Ostrove, Pastor, officiating. A graveside service with full military honors followed at the Aspetuck Cemetery in Easton.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans, the Semper Fi Fund or the Congregational Church of Easton. To send online condolences please visit

Donations may be made to:

DAV – Disabled American Veterans
P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250-0301

The Congregational Church of Easton
336 Westport Rd. PO Box 37, Easton CT 06612

Semper Fi Fund
825 College Blvd, Suite 102PMB 609, Oceanside CA 92057

Easton Public Library Medicare Seminar

Kathy Figgis, retirement specialist at American Senior Benefits, will conduct a Medicare Seminar at Easton Public Library on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m. She will discuss enrollment, rights, options and entitlements, as well as the small gaps/large gaps in the health care system. The discussion will also include options to handle out-of-pocket expenses as Medicare does not cover all health expenses.  Refreshments will be served.  Registration is suggested. To register, please use our online event calendar at, or contact Lynn Zaffino at 203-261-0134, or via email at

Easton Public Library “Links for Literature” Mini-Golf Fundraiser

Come to the Easton Public Library on Saturday March 16, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and play 18 holes of miniature golf inside the Library! This “Links for Literature” Mini Golf and Silent Auction event is a fundraiser to benefit the Friends of the Easton Public Library. The tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids, and $15 for families, and include refreshments. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

The Silent Auction features an array of items including gift certificates from local restaurants and other businesses, a Greiser’s gift basket, a family pass to the Beardsley Zoo, a membership and two free tickets for the Quick Center for the Arts, a golf lesson from The Connecticut Golf Club, and more.  Proceeds will go towards the Children’s Expansion Project.

For more information, please contact Lynn Zaffino at 203-261-0134, or via email