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June 23, 1997

Michael Neuner
Michael Eric Neuner Sr. of Brewster, N.Y., died Sunday in Brewster. He was 35.

Mr. Neuner was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., on Nov. 9, 1961, son of Ulrich John Neuner of Armonk, N.Y., and the late Anne Marie (Romano) Neuner. He lived in Brewster for the past four years. He previously lived in Patterson, N.Y., for six years. He was raised in Armonk and was a graduate of Byram Hills High School in Armonk. He attended Westchester County Community College in Valhalla, N.Y. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and served in the reserves in New Rochelle, N.Y.

He was a police officer for Peekskill, N.Y., for the past year. He previously worked for eight years for the Putnam County Sheriff's and for four years before that as a Westchester County corrections officer.

He was a former member of the Armonk and Patterson fire departments, was a lieutenant for Ladder Truck No. 4 of the Brewster Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Federation of Police and a Brewster Little League softball coach. He was a member of St. Lawrence O'Toole Church, Brewster.

He was the husband of Janet L. Munson Neuner of Brewster, whom he married April 27, 1984, at Asbury Methodist Church, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Besides his wife and father, he is survived by four children, Michael, Nicholas, Jamie Lee and Jennifer, all of Brewster; a brother, John, of Denver, Colo..; two sisters, Lynda Fisher and Laurie Neuner, both of Armonk; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions in memory of Michael Neuner may be made to the Neuner Children's Scholarship/Trust Fund, 10 Birch Ave., Brewster, N.Y. 10509.

CALLING HOURS: Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Terrace, Brewster.

SERVICES: Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Lawrence O'Toole Church.

Harry A. Doehne
Contributions in memory of Harry A. Doehne, a former Newtown resident who died May 28 in his hometown of Portland, Mich., at the age of 70, may be made to the Nature Conservancy, 2840 E. Grand River, Suite 5, E. Lansing, MI 48823.

Estelle McLaughlin
Estelle M. McLaughlin, 87, a former Georgtown resident, died Friday at the Bayville Manor in Bayville, N.J.

Mrs. McLaughlin was born in Eden, Vt., Dec. 19, 1909. She was a school teacher in Vermont before her marriage to Melvin W. McLaughlin, who predeceased her in 1985. She later helped her husband run their business, the former McLaughlin Asphalt of Georgetown.

She was a former treasurer of the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Co. and a member of its ladies auxiliary and she belonged to United Covenant Church in Wilton.

Survivors include a son, Robert McLaughlin of Venice, Fla.; two daughters, Joyce Duffy of Westport and Sharon Brasslett of Lanoka Harbor, N.J.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be private and are under the arrangement of Bouton Funeral Home of Wilton.

Arthur Gonnoud
Arthur C. Gonnoud Jr. of Hospital Avenue, Danbury, died Friday at Danbury Hospital. He was 51.

He was the husband of Deborah L. (Smith) Gonnoud.

Mr. Gonnoud was born in Sharon on Nov. 3, 1945, son of Ethel R. Tanner Gonnoud of New Milford and the late Arthur C. Gonnoud Sr. He attended Sharon schools before moving to Florida to make his home with an aunt. He later returned to Connecticut.

Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by a brother, James E. Gonnoud of New Milford.

Contributions in memory of Arthur Gonnoud Jr. may be made to First Assembly of God Church, 133 Junction Road, Brookfield 06804.

SERVICES: Tuesday at 3 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church. There are no calling hours. Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home of Danbury is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward Siegel
Edward Siegel of Limestone Terrace, Ridgefield, died Friday at Fletcher Health Care in Burlington, Vt. He was 56.

He was the husband of Geraldine ``Gerry'' (Waldroff) Siegel of Ridgefield, whom he married Feb. 27, 1972, in Charlotte, Fla.

Mr. Siegel was born in New York City on April 24, 1941, the son of Belle (Levintine) Siegel of Tarzanna, Calif., and the late Albert Siegel. He was educated in Harrison, N.Y., schools and was a 1959 graduate of Harrison High School and 1961 graduate of Lincoln College, Lincoln, Ill.

A lighting consultant, he was the owner of Lite Concepts Inc.

He was an active member of IES, IAEI, WCSOBG and WCAMPWA in New York.

He enjoyed bowling, sailing and spending time with his family at their summer cottage at Holiday Point, North Hero, Vt., which he was visiting at the time of his death. He was an active fund-raiser for the North Hero Fire Department and an active member of The Holiday Point Association.

Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Casey and Kerri Siegel of Ridgefield; a brother, John Siegel of Encino, Calif.; a sister, Ellen Siegel of Tucson, Ariz.; and six nephews.

Contributions in memory of Edward Siegel may be made to The North Hero Fire Department, North Hero, VT 05474.

SERVICES: A memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Ballard Durand Funeral Home Inc., 2 Maple Ave., White Plains, N.Y.

Valeria Lambe
Valeria Lambe of Putnam Lake, N.Y., died Saturday at Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel, N.Y. She was 78.

She was the wife of the late James Lambe.

Mrs. Lambe was born in Bradenville, Pa., on Jan. 18, 1919, the daughter of Michael S. and Martha H. (Cackowski) Munczenski. She was a graduate of German Township High School in McClellandtown, Pa. She lived in Brooklyn for a number of years and summered in Putnam Lake from 1960 until she moved there permanently in 1984. She was a clerk for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in New York City for 13 years, retiring in 1984.

She was a member of the Putnam County Office of the Aging in Carmel and Sacred Heart Church in Putnam Lake, and she was part of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Carmel.

She married James Lambe on Nov. 12, 1938, at St. Brigid's Church in Brooklyn. Mr. Lambe died in 1971.

Survivors include two daughters, Elaine C. Steinhardt and Geraldine J. King, both of Putnam Lake; two sisters, Martha McLean of Cantonment, Fla., and Regina Munczenski of Allison, Pa.; a brother, Sylvester Munczenski of Allison, Pa.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

CALLING HOURS: Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Terrace, Brewster.

SERVICES: The Rev. James Flynn will officiate at services Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in St. Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery, Brewster, N.Y.

October 11, 1997

Daniel F. Palmieri
Daniel F. Palmieri, 75, the retired co-owner of Stone Mill Realty in Weston, died Thursday at his home in Weston.

Mr. Palmieri, a 35-year resident of Weston, was the husband of the late Phyllis Scribner Palmieri.

Born in Orange, N.J., May 10, 1922, he was a son of John and Mary Gregan Palmieri.

Mr. Palmieri maintained a second home in Clearwater, Fla.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in the 933rd Field Artillery Battalion and was involved in battle in Italy, southern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe. Among the decorations and citations he received were the European African campaign ribbon, the Eastern Theater campaign ribbon, the Victory Medal, the Croix de Guerre with the Silver Star and the Good Conduct Medals.

Mr. Palmieri was a member of the American Legion in Wilton. In Florida, he was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose #1030 and the Cove Cay Country Club, both in Clearwater.

Besides the realty company, Mr. Palmieri also owned and operated the Stone Mill Roadside Stand on Route 7 in Wilton for more than 50 years.

Survivors include a niece, Sandra Lopez of Middlebury; and several other nieces and nephews.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Zion's Hill United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 470 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.

There are no calling hours.

SERVICES: Monday at 11 a.m. in Zion's Hill United Methodist Church in Wilton, with the Rev. Carl c. Lundborg, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Willowbrook Cemetery, Westport.

Arrangements are by the Bouton Funeral Home, 31 West Church St., Georgetown.

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David R. Sniadecki
David Robert Sniadecki, 19, a native of Waterbury, died Wednesday of injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Leland, N.C.

Mr. Sniadecki was a resident of 1960 Gilbert Road, Leland, N.C.

Born in Waterbury, May 25, 1978, he was a son of James Sniadecki and Kathy Willard Sniadecki.

He graduated from Haggard High School and was a member of the R.O.T.C. for four years.

Mr. Sniadecki previously had lived in Woodbury.

Besides his mother and father, he is survived by a brother, Michael Sniadecki of Middlebury, and a sister, Amy Birtciel of Bolivia. N.C., his paternal grandmother, Emily Sniadecki of Sandy Hook; and maternal grandparents, Robert Willard and Barbara Simpson Willard of Sandy Hook; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Private services will be conducted in Bolivia, N.C., on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

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James E. Mitchell
James E. Mitchell, 69, a longtime employee of The News-Times, died Friday at Danbury Hospital.

Mr. Mitchell, of 2 LaMar Road, Danbury, was the husband of the late Joan M. Birch Mitchell.

Born in Peekskill, N.Y., July 15, 1928, he was a son of John and Ann Bell Mitchell. He was a graduate of St. Peter School and Henry Abbott Technical School in Danbury.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Mitchell had been employed as a pressman for The News-Times at the time of his retirement.

He played basketball in the Navy All-Destroyer League and was active in local sports in the Industrial League.

Mr. Mitchell was a member of St. Gregory the Great Church in Danbury where he was very active in parish activities.

Survivors include four sons, Steven Mitchell and Christopher Mitchell, both of Danbury, and James Mitchell and Dale Mitchell, both of New Milford; three daughters, Karen Mitchell, Jan Szabo and Sherri Spina, all of Danbury; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450.

There are no calling hours.

SERVICES: Monday at 10 a.m., a memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Church in Danbury. Cremation will take place at Pine Grove Crematory, Waterbury, at the convenience of the family.

The Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements.

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Emily Thomas
Emily Coughlin Stillson Thomas, 86, a longtime Southbury resident, died Friday at New Milford Hospital.

She was the wife of the late Merritt Stillson Sr. and Donald Thomas.

Born in North Salem, N.Y., Feb. 5, 1911, she was a daughter of Daniel and Emma Stevens Coughlin.

Surviving are three daughters, Bessie Smalley of Middlebury, Loretta Gillotti of Southbury, with whom she made her home, and Violet Ranslow of Sherman; four sisters, Phoebe Previdi of Danbury, Katherine Mays of Waterbury, Ester Daley and Florence Hill, both of Peach Lake, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Barbara Thomas Funk of Florida. She was pre-deceased by a son, Merritt Stillson Jr.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Southbury Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 1002, Southbury, CT 06488.

SERVICES: Monday at 10 a.m. at the Carpino Funeral Home, 750 Main St. South, Southbury. Burial will take place in Pine Hill Cemetery, Southbury.

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Anton H. Brockelman
Anton H. Brockelman, 87, an owner and operator of the Brockelman Brothers Grocery Store chain in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, died Friday in Danbury.

He was the husband of the late Linda Stoddard Brockelman.

Born in Clinton, Mass., Nov. 24, 1909, he was a son of Henry T. and Francisca Brinkhaus Brockelman.

Mr. Brockelman received his early education at the Poughkeepsie Military Academy and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He was a longtime resident of Worcester, Mass., and also had lived in Plainville, Conn., where he operated Lee's Food Service.

Mr. Brockelman was a member and past president of the Plainville Rotary Club and a member of the Theta Chi fraternity.

Survivors include three sons, Anton H. Brockelman Jr. of Simsbury, Philip S. Brockelman of Brookfield and Curtis F. Brockelman of Wacabuc, N.Y.; a sister, Helena Brockelman of Massachusetts; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial services will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

The Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road, Brookfield, is in charge of arrangements.

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Jan C. Del Guadio
Jan Carole Del Gaudio, 58, formerly of Brewster, N.Y., died Thursday in West Jersey Hospital in Marlton, N.J.

Mrs. Del Gaudio, of Mt. Laurel, N.J., was the wife of George J. Del Gaudio.

She was born in the Bronx, N.Y., Oct. 24, 1938, a daughter of Melvin and Blanche Van Leuven Sitzer. She graduated from A.B. Davis High School in 1956.

Mrs. Del Gaudio, who had lived in Brewster for 30 years, had moved to New Jersey about four years ago.

She had been employed by the New York Telephone Co., in Mt. Kisco, for 20 years.

Besides her husband of 37 years, she is survived by a son, Lt. Andrew M. Del Gaudio of Quantico, Va.; a sister, Donna Duff of Mt. Laurel, N.J.; three nephews and a niece.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Putnam County Unit, P.O. Box 210, Carmel, NY 10512.

CALLING HOURS: Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Terrace, Brewster, N.Y.

SERVICES: Monday at 10 a.m. at the Beecher Funeral Home in Brewster, N.Y. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery in Dover Plains, N.Y.

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Frank J. Manfredi
Frank J. Manfredi, 72, whose family lives in the Danbury area, died Thursday at Norwalk Hospital.

Mr. Manfredi, of Norwalk, was the husband of Verna Nancy Manfredi.

Born in Greenwich, June 22, 1925, he was a son of Joseph J. and Sarah A. Birt Manfredi. The Birt family lives in the Danbury area.

During World War II, he served with the U.S. Coast Guard in the Pacific.

Mr. Manfredi had been employed as a cameraman for NBC for 37 years and won an Emmy for camera work in the 1970s. He was a member of the South Norwalk Boat Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Robert F. Manfredi of Farmington and Craig F. Manfredi of Norwalk; and a daughter, Nancy V. Manfredi of Wilton; and several cousins in Danbury.

CALLING HOURS: Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave., Norwalk.

SERVICES: Wednesday at 10 a.m., a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John's Church in Darien. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Norwalk.

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Polly E. Wallian
Polly E. Wallian, 46, a native of New Milford, died Friday at Connecticut Hospital in Branford.

Ms. Wallian was a resident of 500 Moss Farm Road, Cheshire.

She was born in New Milford, March 7, 1951, a daughter of Harold S. and Mary Dunn Wallian.

Ms. Wallian graduated from Grace New Haven School of Nursing, Southern Connecticut State College with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and received a master's degree from Yale University School of Nursing.

She was a member of the Cheshire United Methodist Church and sang in the church choir.

For more than 20 years she was employed as a registered nurse for the State of Connecticut Department of Corrections, most recently at the Long Lane School in Middletown.

Surviving are a sister, Sally A. Wallian of Cheshire; a brother, Thomas J. Wallian of Bridgewater; seven nieces and nephews; and seven grandnieces and grandnephews.

There are no calling hours.

SERVICES: Saturday at 2 p.m., a memorial service will be conducted at the Cheshire United Methodist Church, 205 Academy Road, Cheshire. Burial will be at the convenience of the family

The Alderson Funeral Home, 615 South Main St., Cheshire, is in charge of arrangements.


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