The Stratford Old Timers honorees. (Contributed photo)

Stratford Old Timers honor some of the town’s best

Stratford Old Timers Awards Dinner Honorees: A record crowd of 250 gathered at the Oronoque Country Club on Nov. 13th as a group of seven was honored at the 54th annual Stratford Old Timers Athletic Association’s Gold Crown Awards Dinner.

Front row, from left: Ray Bastarache, Bud Russell Sportsmanship Award; Patti Fernandes, Gold Crown Athletic Achievement; Patricia “Tish” Morrissey, Micki Stratton Sportsmanship; Bill O’Brien, Tim Ramik Citizen’s Community and Mike LaPia, Jack Geary Achievement. Back row: SOAA President Bob Mastroni, Stratford Mayor Laura Hoydick; John Rooney, accepting a Gold Crown Award on behalf of his brother Ed Rooney who was not present for the photo; Ed Yearwood, Gold Crown Award, and Deacon Frank Masso of St. Lawrence Church in Shelton.

Sadly, John Rooney passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home in Shelton just four days later on Sunday, Nov. 17.

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