CKWA Virtual Tee Application

posted Jul 20, 2021, 6:16 AM by CK Webmaster

Candlewood Knolls Water Authority has extended the deadline for a Virtual Tee - the new deadline is August 31, 2021.

If you are interested in joining the CK water system in the future, please drop off/mail an Application and your deposit of $1000 (Payable to CK Water Authority) to the CK office.

CK/Isle Annual Golf Outing

posted Jul 6, 2021, 10:59 AM by CK Webmaster

Please see the attached FLYER

Candlewood Knolls Tax District Financial Review

posted Jul 6, 2021, 10:57 AM by CK Webmaster

Available HERE

Our Condolences - Norbert DeVer Setzler III

posted May 5, 2021, 9:55 AM by CK Webmaster   [ updated May 5, 2021, 10:00 AM ]

Norbert DeVer Setzler III

1951 -2021

Obituary of Norbert DeVer Setzler III

Norbert D. Setzler, III, of Sherman, formerly of New Fairfield, beloved husband of Nancy (Petcavage) Setzler, died peacefully at Danbury Hospital on Friday, April 30th.  He was born in White Plains, NY on April 26, 1951, son of the late Norbert Jr., and Dolores (Daly) Setzler. 

Norbert spent most of his working life in the printing industry for various local printing companies.  He most enjoyed working as a motorcycle mechanic for Reggie Pink in White Plains, NY, in his younger years. 

Norbert was known as a family man and loved all things fun that Candlewood Lake had to offer. He would spend his weekends on the boat, jet skiing, water skiing, scuba diving and dinners at Down The Hatch.  Last ski of the season didn't mean it was getting too cold, it was as long as he was able to keep the boat in the water (even if it was November). 

When not in the water, he would Sunday drive with his wife either on their motorcycles or in his Corvette. 

As a musician, Norb played a variety of instruments. He enjoyed playing bass guitar with his band, After Hours Band for local venues and town events. 

Norbert's biggest pride is his son and grandchildren. He supported them proudly in their accomplishments. They too share in his love of the lake, music, Chevy's and riding.  

In addition to his cherished wife of 15 years, Nancy, he will be sadly missed by his son and best friend, Paul Setzler and his wife, Shannon; his grandchildren, Riley Rose and Nathaniel Dennis Setzler; his sister, Cathy Dixon and her partner Richard Rosengarten; and his brother-in-law, Tim Koch.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret Rose (Murphy) Setzler; and his sister, Marsha Koch. 

A walk-through wake will be held at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury on Friday, May 7th between the hours of 5:00-7:00pm. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the GIST Cancer Awareness Foundation, www.gist

Our Condolences - Suzanne Ruth (Lieber) Lieber-Sanden

posted Apr 30, 2021, 8:17 AM by CK Webmaster

Suzanne Ruth (Lieber) Lieber-Sanden

May 27, 1955 ~ April 25, 2021 (age 65)

Suzanne R. Lieber-Sanden, entered into eternal life on April 25, 2021 at Saint Francis Hospital.

Suzanne was born in Syracuse, NY on May 27, 1955 to the late Arthur B. Lieber and Martha D. Decker. Moving to Manchester at age 5, she graduated Manchester high school in 1974. She worked in the insurance industry while attending school at Manchester Community College. Suzanne later worked for the artistic restoration Corporation producing dental appliances and devices for the dental industry for several years. She continued her education until becoming a licensed phlebotomist in Connecticut and continued in that career for many years.

In her life, enjoying writing poems and short stories and was published shortly after high school. She also enjoyed the hobby of stained glass and donated most of her works to local churches and close friends. Suzanne also was an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed hiking, floral design, gardening, sailing and all the outdoor activities that could be found at the family cottage located at Candle Wood Lake in Connecticut.

Suzanne was a very special person to all who knew her and lived a good Christian life. She is survived by her husband Harold Sanden of Manchester, CT, her two sisters, Martha Housley of Cheyenne WY, Laura Battaglia of Frederick MD. She also leaves behind her nephews CJ, Matthew and Brian Battaglia of Maryland, Meryl Sanden of Pooler, GA, her great nephew Randall Madore, her friend and nice Linnea Madore and her husband Rick along with her brother-in-law Roy Sanden also of Manchester, CT.

Suzanne and her husband divided their time together at their homes in Manchester and Yucca Valley, California. She enjoyed the biannual car trips across this beautiful country, traveling to the West in the fall and East in the spring. They have been very fortunate to have done this for the past nine years, having friends throughout the United states in Mexico. It is hard to imagine a time without Suzanne. The family wishes to thank you all for the kindness that you, her friends, have always afforded her throughout her short life. Thank you.

Viewing hours will be at the Manchester Funeral Home 142 East Center St. Manchester, CT on Sunday, May 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with a church service held on Monday at 10:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church 120 Cooper Street Manchester.  Burial will be private. To view the service, or to leave a memory or message of condolence, please visit   

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Suzanne Ruth (Lieber) Lieber-Sanden, please visit our floral store.

Our Condolences: Joseph V. Dugan

posted Apr 7, 2021, 11:17 AM by CK Webmaster   [ updated Apr 7, 2021, 11:18 AM ]

February 2, 1941 – April 5, 2021


Captain Joseph V. Dugan, 80, of 17 Meadow Way, Candlewood Knolls, New Fairfield, CT passed away peacefully whilst holding the hand of his beloved wife Pat on Monday, April 5th, 2021 at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia (Nolan) Dugan.

Joe was born in Yonkers, NY, son of the late Eugene and Sarah (Kelly) Dugan. He attended school in Yonkers, NY. In September 1971, Joe and his wife Patricia moved to New Fairfield, CT after falling in love with both Candlewood Knolls and Candlewood Lake.

Joe served honorably in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1962 aboard the USS Tutuila. After serving our country for three years, Joe was discharged from the U.S. Navy and joined the Yonkers Fire Department. While he started as a Fireman, Joe was promoted to Lieutenant, then to Captain and Commanding Officer of the Yonkers Arson Investigation Unit. Joe postponed his retirement after the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. At the time of his retirement later in 2002, Joe had served the people of Yonkers for over three decades with his courage, heroism, and a witty sense of humor. He saved countless lives and provided the kindness and compassion that only he could to those who had lost everything. In 1995, Joe received the “Emergency Medical Man of the Year Award” from the City of Yonkers for actions that showed his limitless courage and bravery for delivering a baby in the front seat of a parked vehicle. In addition, Joe received many awards and accommodations during his career.

Joe and his wife, Pat, owned and operated the Candlewood Stained Glass Studio located in Candlewood Corners, New Fairfield. Joe was an extraordinary artist and focused his God-given talent on creating some of the most beautiful stained glass pieces utilizing the Tiffany method. He specialized in large panels, kitchen cabinet inserts, sidelights, and various commissioned works of art. His reputation was such that he was asked to provide stained glass pieces for St. Patrick’s Cathedral in midtown Manhattan.

Joe was predeceased by his brothers Eugene, Robert, Thomas, John, Lawrence and Raymond.

In addition to his wife of 53 years, he is survived by his son, Michael; his daughter-in-law, Mandy, and his three grandchildren, Maggie, Joey, and Emma.

We are all devastated by this loss, and will miss the light that he brought into all of our lives. People like Joe Dugan are rare. We’ve been blessed to have been in his presence, if only for a finite period of time. We will see you again Dad!

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 9th, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church in New Fairfield (

Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery in New Fairfield, CT.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe's memory may be made to: • National Kidney Foundation (Team Joseph V. Dugan): Fueled by passion and urgency, National Kidney Foundation is a lifeline for all people affected by kidney disease. As pioneers of scientific research and innovation, NKF focuses on the whole patient through the lens of kidney health. Relentless in our work, we enhance lives through action, education and accelerating change. • Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC): This charity was dear to my father’s heart. RMHC is global network of local Chapters that has been helping millions of families with sick children find comfort and support when they need it most. Since 1974, RMHC has created programs that strengthen families during difficult times. RMHC provides vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families being served by leading hospitals worldwide.


Our condolences: Eugene "Gus" Edwards

posted Apr 1, 2021, 6:47 AM by CK Webmaster   [ updated Apr 1, 2021, 6:50 AM ]

Eugene "Gus" Edwards, 87, passed away unexpectedly at the Danbury Hospital on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Gus, better known to all as the "Coach", was a much beloved husband, father, grandfather, and respected mentor to countless youth. Gus, born March 1, 1934, in Danbury CT, was the son of immigrant parents, Nicholas and Catherine Edwards. He spent his post-depression childhood in Georgetown, CT, where he learned the value of hard work, making do with what you have, and a job well done.

He was a 1952 graduate of Danbury High School where he lettered in three varsity sports, football, track, and baseball. Gus was the Captain of his football team during his senior year and set the record for the quarter-mile. Gus then attended the University of Rhode Island, where he majored in Agricultural Studies, lettered in two sports - football and baseball - and served as a member of the ROTC.

Following graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and served a tour of duty in Germany. While in Germany he was quickly promoted, serving as Company Commander, and played on the division baseball team. Gus continued to proudly serve the U.S. Army Reserves until retirement. He attained the rank of Full Colonel and was a graduate of the Army War College.

When he returned from Germany, he began his career as a teacher and coach at Danbury High School, attended graduate school at Fairfield University, and at the same time operated his own landscaping business.

During his teaching and coaching career, spanning over forty years, he started as a teacher and freshman football coach, later becoming a guidance counselor and head football coach. It was the perfect spot for him to help and mentor his students and teams. He led the DHS Hatters football team as its head coach for seventeen years, taking his teams to three FCIAC championship games, winning two titles. He instilled a strong work ethic and a sense of commitment and responsibility in his players, and students. Gus also founded the DHS wrestling team. He later left coaching to watch his two sons play football in college. Most importantly, Coach cherished the life-long relationships and friendships that he maintained with his players and students.

Gus was active in his community and the recipient of many awards - notably membership in the Old Timers Athletic Association, the DHS Athletic Hall of Fame, and the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement.

His true love was working the land. He maintained a Christmas tree farm for many years, and expanded into vegetables, giant pumpkins, pussy willows, and blueberries. You could find him on the farm working the soil passing his knowledge on to his grandchildren. His life was filled with activity, love of his family and community, high expectations, and hard work.

Gus is survived by Elaine, his beloved wife of 62 years. His children: Robin and her partner, Dan; Gene and his wife, Jennifer; and Marty and his wife, Lori. His grandchildren: Kyle, John, Alex, Mike, Annie, Christopher and Brenden; and his cherished dog, Pumpkin.

A Graveside Service will be conducted at 11am on Monday, April 5, 2021 at Mountain View Cemetery, New Fairfield, CT. Those attending the service are required to wear facial covering and maintain social distance protocols. The service may be viewed virtually at From the home page scroll to "Recent Obituaries" and click on Eugene Edwards' page, then select "Join Livestream".

Contributions in Gus' memory may be made to the Coach Gus Edwards Scholarship Fund, c/o Principal Dan Donovan, Danbury High School, 43 Clapboard Ridge Rd, Danbury, CT 06811 (indicate Gus Edwards Scholarship in memo line).

The family asks that you pay Gus' legacy forward by doing a kind deed for a young person. 

To express your condolences on line, go to

Green Funeral Home

57 Main Street Danbury, CT 068 10

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