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Ethel May Brown
Ethel May Brown, 83, of Wooster Manor, Danbury, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Danbury Hospital.
She was born in Jamaica, March 23, 1918.
Ethel was a secretary for the Community Action Committee of Danbury and also was a cook at the Southbury Training School.
She is survived by her son, Charles Breary of Queens, N. Y.; her daughter Sharon Johnson of Ansonia, CT; 2 grandchildren, Brandon and Mark, both of Queens, N. Y.; and 1 adopted grandchild.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897, or to the American Heart Association, CT Affiliate, Inc., 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.
Calling Hours: Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Tomlinson Homestead, 336 Main Street, Danbury.
Services: A Funeral Service will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 10 Cherry Street, Danbury, with the Rev. Aaron B. Samuels officiating. Burial will follow in the Wooster Cemetery, Danbury.
Bridget C. O’Shea
Bridget Coffey O’Shea, age 98, of Bethel, CT, died Tuesday at Danbury Hospital. She was the widow of John O’Shea.
Mrs. O’Shea was born April 13, 1903, in Kells, County Kerry, Ireland, a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary O’Sullivan Coffey.
She is survived by a daughter: Maura T. O’Shea; a sister in Ireland, four grandchildren: Joseph, Daniel, Maureen, and Rebecca O’Shea, and 6 great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews in Ireland.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 at the Church of St. Mary, Bethel. Burial will be in Rath Cemetery, Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland.
The family will receive friends at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, Sunday evening from 7:00 to 9:00.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Covenant House NY, NY.
Elsie M. Ribeth
Elsie M. Ribeth, age 72, of Dover Plains, N.Y., wife of the late Robert H. Ribeth, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Danbury Hospital.
Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Jan. 21, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Elsie Iltzsche.
Surviving are two daughters, Helen G. Morgan of Danbury and Linda E. Kraus of Yorktown, Va.; a brother, Ralph Iltzsche of Flushing, N.Y.; and 4 grandchildren, Katie Lynn, Roy, Annalise and Robert. Mrs. Ribeth was pre-deceased by her son, Roger C. Lair, in 1996.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, Monday morning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Union Valley Cemetery, Mahopac, N.Y.
Friends will be received at the Green Funeral Home Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Friends are asked to please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Elaine J. Hyde
Elaine J. Hyde, Loving Mother, Active Church Member, Volunteer, and Office Manager.
Elaine J. (Northrop) Hyde, 79, of 16 Arbor Lane, Hollis, NH, and formerly of Longmeadow Hill Road, Brookfield, CT, died May 30, 2001 in Hollis, NH. Loving wife of 46 years to the late Judson G. Hyde, and caring mother of Christopher W. Hyde of Hollis, NH, Virginia R. Wood of Delray Beach, FL, Barbara J. Sands of Bernville, PA and Judith P. Kaufman of Norwalk, CT. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren.
Mrs. Hyde was born in Springfield, MA, on July 13, 1921 to her parents, Franklin B. and Haze! M., (Garside) Northrop. Mrs. Hyde graduated from High School in Massachusetts and also attended Nursing School in Maryland. She settled in Brookfield in the late 1940s.
Mrs. Hyde was a homemaker as well as an office manager for the CPA firms of Judson G. Hyde, CPA, of Brookfield and Danbury, CT, Hurdman and Cranston, Inc. of Danbury, CT, and Main Hurdman, also of Danbury.
Mrs. Hyde joined the Brookfield Congregational Church in 1954, and served as a Deacon, on the Church Council and Board of Christian Education, among others, and also enjoyed singing in the Choir for many years. Mrs. Hyde was an active volunteer throughout her life, with activities ranging from Girl Scout leader to fund-raiser and supporter for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Habitat For Humanity, Brookfield Country Players, Danbury Hospital, Home Health and Hospice as well as working with the Women’s Club in Hollis, NH, among many others, She also was an active and competitive golfer and tennis player, winning several golf tournaments.
In 1998, Mr. and Mrs. Hyde moved to Hollis, NH, where they enjoyed living with their son, daughter-in-law Dorothy, and three of their five grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held at Brookfield Congregational Church, Brookfield, CT, on Monday, June 4, 2001, at 11 a.m. Donations in her memory may be made either to the Brookfield Congregational Church Book of Remembrance, Route 25, Brookfield, CT 06804, or to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Nashua, NH.
CLANCY, Mary M., 92, of Brewster, N.Y., May 30, 2001. F: Saturday, 10 a.m., St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster, N.Y. (Beecher Funeral Home, Brewster, N.Y.)
GANSERT, Margaret J., 78, of Brewster, N.Y., May 31, 2001. CH: Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. F: Monday, 9:45 a.m., St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster, N.Y. (Beecher Funeral Home, Brewster, N.Y.)
HYDE, Elaine J. Northrop, 79, of 16 Arbor Lane, Hollis, N.H., and formerly of Longmeadow Hill Road, Brookfield, May 30, 2001. F: Monday, 11 a.m., Brookfield Congregational Church, Brookfield. (Davis Funeral Home, Nashua, N.H.)
O’SHEA, Bridget Coffey, 98, of Bethel, May 29, 2001. CH: Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m. F: Monday, 10 a.m., Church of St. Mary, Bethel. (Bethel Funeral Home)
PAGE, Harold Edward, 87, of 48 Squash Hollow Road, New Milford, May 31, 2001. CH: No calling hours. F: Monday, 11 a.m., at the funeral home. (Lillis Funeral Home, New Milford)
RIBETH, Elsie M., 72, of Dover Plains, N.Y., June 1, 2001. CH: Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m. F; Monday, 10 a.m., at the funeral home. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)
TIPPY, Ryburn Roger, 87, father of Ann Tibbatts of Bethel, May 28, 2001. F: Memorial service, Sunday, 1 p.m., Bethel United Methodist Church. (Bethel Funeral Home)
TOLAN, Sean Vincent, 13, of Brewster, N.Y., May 31, 2001. CH: Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. F: Monday, 11 a.m., St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster, N.Y. (Beecher Funeral Home, Brewster, N.Y.)
CH: Calling hours. F: Funeral
Celeste L Schwamberger
She was born in Astoria, Queens, New York, November 8, 1918, daughter of the late William and Mary McCloskey Kretschmar. Mrs. Schwamberger lived in Mineola, New York for many years prior to moving to Port Richey, FL where she resided for many years. She moved to Danbury in 1995 and has been a resident here since.
Celeste was a member of St. Peter Church, the Danbury Senior Center and the A.A.R.P. She enjoyed meeting people, playing bingo and playing cards with her friends.
Mrs. Schwamberger is survived by two daughters, Gail Siranko and her husband, Kenneth of Danbury and Jane Schwamberger of Soquel, CA; 2 brothers, William Kretschmar of Jupiter, FL and Raymond Kretschmar of Astoria, Queens, NY; 3 granddaughters, Kelly Siranko, Christine Siranko and Katharine Siranko and several nieces & nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Kretschmar.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a time and place to be announced. There will be no calling hours.
Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Harold Edward Page
Mr. Page was born in Waterbury, VT September 16, 1913, a son of the late Rev. Amos and Martha (Elliot) Page. He attended schools in Westfield, MA and New Haven, CT. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Navy in the Pacific-Asiatic Theater with the 7th Fleet. He was a recipient of the Asiatic-Pacific Medal with 2 stars and the Philippine Liberation Medal with one star.
He had been a resident of New Milford for many years; was a former partner with Page and Miller Builders in New Milford. He later was employed at the Berol Corporation in Danbury, retiring in 1978.
He was a longtime member of the Gaylordsville United Methodist Church and had served as a trustee, Sunday school teacher and a member of the choir of the church. He had been instrumental in having an addition built onto the church parsonage in recent years. He had also been a director of Morningside Cemetery in Gaylordsville and was an avid sports fan. He was also a life member of the Andrew Mygatt Post 1672 VFW of New Milford.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two brothers, Melvin Page of New Milford and Walter Page of Toney, AL; one sister, Olive P. Cass of Sebastian, FL; one granddaughter, Wendy Eisele of Myrtle Beach, SC. He was also predeceased by a daughter, Linda Eisele and five sisters. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford with the Rev. Paul Hibbard, pastor of Gaylordsville United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment with full military honors at Morningside Cemetery, Gaylordsville.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Book of Remembrance at the Gaylordsville United Methodist Church, 685 Kent Road, Gaylordsville, CT 06755.
Harriet A. Callahan
Services will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Greene Street at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Shelly Akers officiating and Don Hungerford assisting, followed by interment at Westminster Gardens Memorial Park.
Harriet Callahan was born in Hartford, Connecticut; she is the eighth child of Doris and HerbertHungerford. She has seven brothers and one sister.
She lived in Ridgefield, Connecticut for many years where she brought up her three children.
Later, together with her husband Richard Callahan, ran a successful publishing business for twenty years from their home, eventually retiring to Greensboro, North Carolina in 1986.
She is survived by her husband, Richard J. Callahan; three children and two stepchildren, Robby Hackert of Thomaston, Conn., Donna Ellis of Graham, N.C., Wendy Burchard of Midlothian, Va., Kevin Callahan of Richmond, Va. and Susan Callahan of Seattle, Wash. Also eight grandchildren, Derek 13, Brad 12, Conner 9, Christopher 14, Jamie 11, Thomas 7, Jenna 9 and Kelly 6.
Memorials can be made to Hospice of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405.
Arrangements were made through Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel. www.haneslineberry.com.
CALCAVECCHIO, Richard S., 73, formerly of Candlewood Lake Club, Brookfield, May 27, 2001. CH: Friday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. F: Saturday, 9:30 a.m., St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, Brookfield. (Brookfield Funeral Home)
CLANCY, Mary M., 92, of Brewster, N.Y., May 30, 2001. CH: No calling hours. F: Saturday, 10 a.m., St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster, N.Y. (Beecher Funeral Home, Brewster, N.Y.)
CLEARY, James L., 71, of 14 Clearview Drive, New Milford, May 25, 2001. F: Friday, 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, New Milford. (Lillis Funeral Home, New Milford)
GANSERT, Margaret J., 78, of Brewster, N.Y., May 31, 2001. CH: Saturday, 7 to 9 and Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. F: Monday, 9:45 a.m., St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster, N.Y. (Beecher Funeral Home, Brewster, N.Y.)
GONZALEZ, Isabella Frances, 7 weeks old, May 27, 2001. F: Mass of the Angels, Friday, 10 a.m., St. Gregory Church, Danbury. (Cornell Memorial Home, Danbury)
KAMPMIER, Nancy S., 73, of Sandy Hook, CT, May 27, 2001. CH: Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. F: Graveside service, Saturday, 11 a.m., Evergreen Cemetery, Basking Ridge, N.J. (Honan Funeral Home, Newtown)
O’SHEA, Bridget C., 98, of Bethel, May 29, 2001. CH: Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m. F: Monday, 10 a.m., Church of St. Mary, Bethel. (Bethel Funeral Home)
RUSSO, Anna, 87, of Danbury, May 31, 2001. F: Funeral services will be private. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)
TIPPY, Ryburn Roger, 87, father of Ann Tibbatts of Bethel, May 28, 2001. F: Memorial service, Sunday, 1 p.m., Bethel United Methodist Church. (Bethel Funeral Home)
CH: Calling hours. F: Funeral
Thomas B. Newman
Born in Greenwich, CT, on July 30, 1933, Mr. Newman was the son of the late Harry Stephen Newman and Genevieve Brogan Newman. Growing up, Mr. Newman attended St. Catherine of Sienna Church where he served as an altar boy. The Newman family can be traced back to the early 1800s in Fairfield County where Mr. Newman’s great-grandfather, Stephen Newman, was sheriff for the Greenwich area. Mr. Newman attended Iona High School in New Rochelle, NY, and Edgewood Prep School in Greenwich, CT. He graduated from Colby College, in Waterville, ME, in 1956 where he played football and was President of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
A senior executive, Mr. Newman was with Mobil Oil Corporation for 32 years. He retired from Mobil at age 55 and became President of Johnson and Dix Company in Lebanon, NH, a position he held for five years. He subsequently became President of Consumer Oil Company in Trenton, NJ, a position he held for two years. Mr. Newman’s most recent venture was the ownership of A&T Fuel Enterprises, located in Enfield, NH.
Mr. Newman was an avid sportsman and dedicated coach of Wilton Little League, Babe Ruth League and Pop Warner football. He was also a member of the Wilton Golden Oldies softball team for whom he played in three decades.
A lifelong athlete and lover of the outdoors, Mr. Newman spent a great deal of time at his family home in Grantham, NH. An avid golfer and skier, Mr. Newman was a member of the Eastman Golf Club there. He also belonged to Silver Mine Golf Club in Norwalk, CT. A running enthusiast, Mr. Newsman successfully finished the New York City Marathon in 1978.
In addition to his wife Irene of 44 years, Mr. Newman is survived by a daughter, Kelly Newman Lash married to Joseph of Wilton, CT; two sons, Thomas Rich Newman married to Erin of Newburyport, MA and Todd Stephen Newman married to Jill of Needham, MA and three grandchildren, Zoe Rich Lash, Mariah Rose Newman and Chloe Beatrice Newman. Mr. Newman is also survived by his sister Marge Newman Farnett married to Erwin of Woodstock, NY and his brother, Harry S. Newman of Alexandria, VA and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Mr. Newman at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Wilton, CT, on Friday, June 1, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Hoyt Funeral Home, New Canaan, CT, and burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Wilton, CT.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Newman’s honor to the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 234 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.
Patricia Corea Murphy
She was born in Ohio, October 21,1940 a daughter of William Emory and Dorothy (Carruthers) Frick.
Corea was a public school teacher and taught English and Reading to children and adults within the community. She was a writer and author having published the Challenger Series which focused on adult illiteracy and also published crossword puzzles with Dell Publishing Company; which she enjoyed doing as well.
Mrs. Murphy was a member of St. Peter’s Church in Danbury. She was a volunteer for ARC (Association of Religious Communities) and a coordinator for Dorothy Day Hospitality House, where she was actively involved in the fight against illiteracy.
Corea was a beloved mom and will be missed by all.
Besides her parents, William and Dorothy of Cincinnati, OH, she is survived by her daughter, Reagan Murphy of Gardiner, NY; two brothers, Jim Frick of NJ and John Frick of OH; and her grandson, Andrew Emory Vreeland.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House, 11 Spring Street, Danbury, CT 06810 or the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.
Calling hours are Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Tomlinson Homestead, 336 Main Street, Danbury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30 am at St. Peter’s Church, Danbury. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Danbury.
Doris I. Sprague
Mrs. Sprague was born September 19, 1925, in Kingston, NY to Clifford Linwood and Anna Isabelle (Wallis) Walters. She was a 1944 graduate of Pawling High School and a student of the Cadet Nurse Corps. After school she worked for Guidepost in Pawling, NY for five years.
After raising a family, Mrs. Sprague returned to the work force as a cafeteria cook for the Carmel Central School District for fifteen years, retiring in 1981.
As a life long resident of both Pawling and Patterson, Mrs. Sprague considered herself an avid Little League supporter in both Pawling and Patterson, as well as an avid supporter of the Patterson Fire Department. She had been a 4-H leader for ten years and decorated many a wedding cake or assorted candy arrangements through the years.
Mrs. Sprague is survived by four sons, John D. Sprague, Sr. of Fort Plains, NY, Ferris Sprague III of Fultonville, NY, Robert Sprague of Lake Carmel, NY and Walter Sprague; three daughters, Rosemary Mascio of Danbury, Doris-Ann Sprague and Patricia (Patti) Sprague both of Patterson; two brothers, George (Bob) Walters and Henry Walters, both of Pawling; twenty-five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, William “Bucky” Walters.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2001, at 11 AM at the Patterson Presbyterian Church, Rt. 311, Patterson. Burial following at Maple Avenue Cemetery, Patterson. Friends may call at the Dwyer Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Patterson on Tuesday, 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM. Contributions in her memory to the Doris I. Sprague, Lung Disease Memorial Fund, PO Box 117, Patterson, NY 12563.
John J. Heyde
He was born in Beekman, NY, November 6, 1920, a son of the late John P. Heyde and Maude Chase Heyde Fitzgibbons. He spent his early life in Patterson, NY and New Fairfield, CT prior to moving to Danbury. He received his education in NY and CT schools and had served with the US Army Air Force during WW II.
John was a professional photographer for most of his adult life. He was a freelance photographer for the Melody Fair Theater, The Danbury Fair and the Danbury News-Times as well as a private photographer. He had also worked as a lab technician for a local dental laboratory, prior to his retirement. He was a lifetime member of the Joseph Treadwell Post #60 of the American Legion. In addition to being a photographer, John had many hobbies. He was an avid HAM Radio operator, making many friends all over the world. He built fantastic models of ships and airplanes, many of which were remote controlled. He collected stamps, coins, gems and minerals. He was also an avid local history buff and loved animals.
John is survived by one uncle and several cousins and close friends.
A graveside funeral service will be held at the Maple Avenue Cemetery, Patterson, NY on Monday afternoon at 1:30 PM. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory may be made to Senior Nutrition Services, Waterbury, CT or to the Danbury Animal Welfare Society, PO Box 971, Danbury, CT 06813
Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
Ruby D. Morris
She was born in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands on August 19, 1930, a daughter of Geraldine (Richards) Morris of St. Thomas and the late Henry Morris.
Ruby came to the United States in 1947 and had resided in New York City prior to moving to Danbury in 1997. She was a retired coordinator for the NY Visiting Nurse Services. Ruby was an avid reader, she loved theater and was also a jazz enthusiast.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by four sisters, Henrietta Todman and her husband, Lionel, Gloria Thompson and her husband, Oriel all of St. Thomas, Pearlita Harper of Port Charlotte, FL, and Louise Hendricks of Silver Springs, MD; a brother, Henry Morris of St. Thomas; two godchildren, Viveca DeGraffe Frazier and Jay L. King; special friends, Sylvia and Venie Weather of Danbury, Helen and Lewis King of Bronx, NY, Rosemary and Al Alves of NJ; five very special children, Carlton King, Stephanie Campbell, Stacey Haggood, Aurora Santos, Franklyn Weather; a host of family and friends, including all of her friends at the Visiting Nurse Services of NY and associates and staff at Danbury Hospital’s Renal Dialysis Unit.
A Memorial service will be held at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Tuesday at 1 PM.
Raymond A. Kuhl
Born January 13, 1954 in Bronx, NY he was the son of the late Raymond L. Kuhl and Cecilia (Hurley) Kuhl of Brookfield, CT. He was a graduate of Brookfield High School and received his B.A. in English at the University of Connecticut at Storrs and received his Masters Degree in English at Boston College.
He was employed as a Manager at FPCMS Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Taylor C. Kuhl and Erika R. Kuhl, both of Westford; and his brother, Kevin J. Kuhl of New Hartford. CT
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 AM at the West Chelmsford United Methodist Church, Main St., West Chelmsford. Friends may call at the Blake Funeral Home, 24 Worthen Street Chelmsford, Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Raymond’s name to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018.
Christopher R. Iacovo
He was born in Stamford, May 2, 1987, a son of Robert J. and Gabriela (Leuschner) Iacovo of New Fairfield. He moved with his family to New Fairfield approximately ten years ago and had graduated from New Fairfield Middle School this past June. Christopher had been active in New Fairfield Youth Soccer and in New Fairfield Bambino Baseball.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, William R. Iacovo; a sister, Kimberly Iacovo, both of New Fairfield; his maternal grandparents, Gunther and Hildegard Leuschner of Venice, FL; his paternal grandmother, Rita Iacovo of Stamford; several aunts and uncles; and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, New Fairfield Saturday morning at 11 AM. Burial will follow in Mountainview Cemetery. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Friday evening from 5 to 9 PM.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the New Fairfield Lions Bambino Baseball, 27 Sunswept Drive, New Fairfield, CT 06812.
Mr. Carlucci was the husband of Rose (Dudar) Carlucci.
He was born in Portchester, New York, April 5, 1913, a son of Dominic and Esther Carlucci.
Mr. Carlucci was the owner of Carlucci Sanitation in Portchester, New York. After his retirement, he worked for Gleason Security as a security guard for American Can in Greenwich, CT, for 10 years.
Besides his wife Rose of Danbury, he is survived by his son, Salvatore J. and his wife GiGi Carlucci of Danbury; 3 grandchildren, Christine D’Arco of Bethel, Theresa Monteavaro and Michael Carlucci, both of Danbury; 4 great-grandchildren, Nicole and Marie D’Arco, both of Bethel, and Jacquelyn and Amanda Monteavaro, both of Danbury. He was predeceased by 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
Calling Hours: Monday from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Tomlinson Homestead, 336 Main Street, Danbury.
Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church, New Fairfleld. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Danbury.
James W. Stewart
He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 542 employed by Hahn Contracting of Birdsboro, PA, as a heavy equipment operator, retiring in 1994.
Born in Washington, PA, he was the son of Mary Elizabeth (Denham) Stewart, and the late Carl Marquis Stewart.
He was a member of Schwarzwald United Church of Christ.
He was the husband of the late Blanche L. (Moore) Stewart who passed away March 10th 1999.
Survivors: Mother, daughter: Elizabeth (Stewart) Messner of Reinholds, PA. Sons: James W. Stewart Jr. of Reading, PA. Carl L. Stewart of Mohnton, PA. Charles Stewart, Sr. of Reading, PA. and Michael R. Stewart of Reiffton, PA. Sister: Betty (Stewart) McVay of Claysville, PA. Brothers: John Stewart of Washington, PA, and Eugene Stewart of Bastrap, TX. 11 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter also survive him.
Services will be held Tuesday 12 p.m. at Auman Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Rd., Reiffton. Interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton.
Arrangements: Auman Funeral Homes Reiffton, PA.
IACOVO, Christopher, R, 14, of 26 Sunset Drive, New Fairfield, August 1, 2001 F: Saturday, 11 a.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, New Fairfield (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)
JONES, Therese M., 73, of 261 Lakemere Drive, Southbury, Aug. 3, 2001. CH: Sunday, 4 to 6 p.m., in the daily chapel of the church. F: Monday, 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church, Southbury. (Carpino Funeral Home, Southbury)
PANCOTTI, Jeanne M., 72, formerly of Bethel, August 1, 2001 CH: Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m. F: Monday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church, Bethel. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)
RICHARDSON, Shelley L., 68, of Prospect, formerly of Danbury, July 31, 2001. CH: No calling hours. F: Sunday, 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, Danbury. (Cornell Memorial Home, Danbury)
SPERRY, Norman B., 93, of Bethel, July 27, 2001. CH: No calling hours. F: Memorial service, Saturday, 10 a.m., St. Paul Episcopal Church, Brookfield. (Bethel Funeral Home)
WUNNER, Ernest “Rudy,” 69, of Brewster, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2001. CH: Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. F: Graveside services, Monday, 10 a.m., Milltown Rural Cemetery. (Beecher Funeral Home, Brewster, N.Y.)
YOUNG, Arthur E. Jr., 71, of Farrell Road, Newtown, Aug. 4, 2001. F: Saturday, 9:30 a.m., at the funeral home. (Honan Funeral Home, Newtown)
CH: Calling hours. F: Funeral.
Paul John Burns
Paul was born May 27, 1954 in Danbury, CT. He was a graduate of Immaculate High School, attended Western Connecticut State University and later obtained his Associates Degree in Science.
He held numerous positions with Southern New England Telephone over his 23 year career, the latest being that of manager of network maintenance in the Woodbury office.
He was an accomplished pilot with 500 hours experience and held a full instrument rating. He was presently working on his commercial rating. He was a member of the Bethlehem Aviation Commission and a parishioner of St. Paul’s Church in Woodbury.
His loves and interest were his family and flying. He was a dad who was active in local youth sports including soccer and track. He was instrumental in obtaining a grant for the Nonnewaug High School track.
Paul is survived by his wife, Joyce (Lancraft) Burns; his three children, Heather, 15, Shannon, 13, and Ryan, 11; his parents, Edward J. Burns, Jr. and Helen M. Burns of Danbury; a brother, Edward Burns of Lake Orion, MI; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held at the Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home, Main Street, Woodbury, CT on Sunday, August 5, 2001 from 2 to 5 p.m.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 6, 2001 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church in Woodbury.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Paul J. Burns Family Fund, c/o American Bank, 766 Main Street, South, Woodbury, CT 06798.