Jeffrey Mead, 41, twin, dies in store accident at Home Depot

Jeffrey Thomas Mead, who grew up in Ridgefield, died on Sunday, July 9, at Danbury Hospital after an accident at Home Depot on Federal Road in Danbury.
He was 41,and is survived by his twin brother, Dennis Mead.
Mr. Mead was born in Norwalk on Sept. 6, 1958, a son of the late Samuel L. and Mary Alice Broadhurst Mead. He grew up in Ridgefield, and had lived in Norwalk for 10 years before making Sandy Hook his home 18 months ago. He was employed by the People’s Bank in Newtown.
The accident at Home Depot is still under investigation. Dennis and Jeffrey were at the store when a one-ton pallet of landscape timbers fell on them. Dennis was extricated from the timbers, but Jeffrey was apparently in the direct path of the falling pallet.
Efforts to revive Mr. Mead by a Home Depot employee and then by Sgt. Alan Mattei of the Danbury Police were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at Danbury Hospital shortly after the accident. Dennis Mead was also treated at the hospital, and released.
Mr. Mead was also the brother of Samuel L. Mead Jr., a lifelong Ridgefielder and employee of the Ridgefield Highway Department, who died in 1995.
The Rev. Mary Hoynes, pastor of the Stevens Memorial United Method Church in Lewisboro, N.Y., led services Wednesday, July 12, at the Bouton Funeral Home in Georgetown. Burial was to be private.