Branford’s 52, died early Sunday morning after recently being diagnosed with the neuromuscular disease ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Sturgess was the owner of family business, and well liked by . He was a volunteer coach for the Branford Boys Basketball team and . Sturgess was also recently inducted to the Branford Sports Hall of Fame.
He was recently married to Nicole Hansen Sturgess, also of Branford.
In his year-long battle with the disease, Sturgess is known to have been an inspiration to many and even competed recently with Nicole in the , which benefits those suffering form ALD, a disease similar to ALS.
You can read more about Sturgess on the New Haven Register as well.
Please take the time to remember Sturgess here. We will provide you with updates on his funeral arrangements as they become available.