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Carolyn E. Kubisek
2001-11-17
Carolyn E. Clapp Kubisek, age 39, of Highview Terrace, Bethel, CT died Thursday at Danbury Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of Bruce W. Kubisek.

Mrs. Kubisek was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 2, 1962, a daughter of Charles “Skip” and Linda (Sherman) Clapp of Bethel. She had been a Bethel area resident since 1969. She was a 1980 graduate of Bethel High School and a graduate of Westchester Community College with an Associates Degree in Nutrition. She was also a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY with a BS in Nutrition. She served her internship at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY, where she completed her certification to become a Registered Dietitian. Mrs. Kubisek became the Program Nutritionist for the W.I.C. Program run by the City of Danbury, a job which she held for more than ten years, until her death.

She was an active member of the American Dietetic Association and an active member of St. James Episcopal Church in Danbury. She was an avid outdoor enthusiast and a friend to all.

Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by a daughter, Lindsey M. Kubisek of Bethel; a sister, Susan L. Ellis of Bethel; and her paternal grandmother, Evelyn Clapp of Bethel; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, one niece and one nephew.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to: The Scotty Fund, P.O. Box 1080, Bethel, CT 06801, or to the Bethel VNA, One School St., Bethel, CT 06801.

The funeral will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, Danbury, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 with the Rev. Dr. Laura Ahrens officiating. Cremation will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, Saturday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Dennis John O’Connor
2001-11-17
Mr. Dennis John O’Connor, age 36, husband of Sandra (Martin) O’Connor, died Friday, November 16, 2001, at the Masonic Home and Hospital in Wallingford after a long illness.

Mr. O’Connor was born in Danbury on February 15, 1965, a son of Francis D. O’Connor of New Fairfield and Eileen F. (O’Connor) O’Connor of Danbury. He was employed as a NCDM Operator at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford. He was a member of the Terryville Congregational Church and was very active in the church, serving as a member of the church Board of Trustees, Chairman of the church Fair Committee, and organizer of church work days and various other events. He also was an avid restorer of classic and military vehicles and built and drove NASCAR Modified Series Stock Cars.

Besides his wife and parents, Mr. O’Connor is survived by two sons: Dennis Edward O’Connor and Erik Martin O’Connor, both of Naugatuck; one daughter: Rachel Eileen O’Connor of Naugatuck; one brother: Timothy Patrick O’Connor of New Jersey; two sisters: Mary Ellen O’Connor of New Fairfield and Catherine O’Connor of Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service and burial will be held in Mountain View Cemetery in New Fairfield on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 10 a.m. A memorial service will be held at the Terryville Congregational Church in Terryville on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 1 p.m. Friends may call at the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 26 Waterbury Road, Route 69, Prospect, CT, on Monday, November 19, 2001 from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Melanoma Research, Attn.: Ann Mattie c/o Yale University School of Medicine, Cancer Research Center, 333 Cedar St., P.O. Box 208028, New Haven, CT 06520-8028.

Florence C. Weiss
2001-11-17
Florence C. Weiss, 85, wife of the late Harry Weiss, died at the Danbury Hospital on Friday following a brief illness.

She was born in Ridgefield, November 2, 1916, daughter of the late Constantino and Rafaella Constantini. She was a graduate of Ridgefield High School and had moved to Danbury as a young woman.

Florence was a former employee of the Federal Justice System in Washington, D.C., and a former employee of the Federal Correctional System in Danbury. She was a past member of the Danbury Orchestral Society and in recent years was an active member of the Republican Town Committee. Florence had also founded her own Real Estate Agency and had worked as a Realtor for more than 40 years. Until her recent illness, she had been employed by the State of Connecticut at the Danbury Court House as a Judicial Marshall. She was a member of St. Peter Church in Danbury and had been an active member of the Danbury Board of Realtors.

Florence is survived by a brother, William J. Constantini of Jacksonville, FL; 4 sisters, Wilma C. Cougle of Rocky Hill, CT, Winifred C. DeSantis of Danbury, Evelyn C. Rinko of Bridgeport, Elsie C. Lyman of Rocky Hill, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Walter A. Constantini Sr., and two sisters, Olga Constantini and Virginia Ciotti.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter Church, Danbury, on Monday morning at 10:30. Burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Ave., Wallingford, CT 06492.

Robert W. Talbot
2001-11-17
Robert Ward Talbot, age 80, of Danbury, died on Monday at the Chelsea Place Nursing Facility, Hartford.

Mr. Talbot was born in Danbury, Nov. 1, 1921, a son of the late Edwin E. and Grace (Ward) Talbot. He graduated from the Danbury High School, Class of 1940, and enlisted in the U.S. Army Ordinance in June 1942. In the U.S. Army, Mr. Talbot served in the European Theater of Operations, where his unit received five battle citations including the Invasion of Normandy.

Upon his return from active duty, Mr. Talbot was employed by the Bard Parker Co. in its shipping department until the closing of its Danbury plant. He was later employed by American Cyanamid until his retirement in 1984.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Danbury.

He is survived by his brother, Ward A. Talbot, and his wife, Georgette, of Danbury; one niece, one nephew, and several cousins.

Private funeral services and burial in the Wooster Cemetery were held on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810.

The Hull Funeral Home, Sixty Division Street, Danbury, was in charge of arrangements.

Francis Joseph Tierney
2001-11-17
Francis Joseph “Coach” Tierney, age 75, of Brewster, NY, husband of Lenore (McKiernan) Tierney, died Friday, November 16, 2001 at his home after a brief illness.

Mr. Tierney was born February 3, 1926 in Manhattan, NY, the son of the late Francis J. and Margaret (Nester) Tierney. He graduated from LaSalle Academy in New York City, Mt. St. Mary’s College, and Manhattan College and received a masters in Education from Columbia University. He received his administrative masters from Western Connecticut University. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and Korea.

Mr. and Mrs. Tierney were married July 2, 1949 at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake, NY.

Mr. Tierney was a physical education teacher with the Yonkers School System earning the nickname “Coach,” and later became principal of Lincoln High School, serving the Yonkers School System for a total of 30 years. He retired in 1983.

He was a member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster, the Knights of Columbus, a life member of the New York State PTA, the VFW Post 672 and the American Legion, both of Brewster, and for many years had been active with the Town of Southeast Recreation Commission.

In addition to his wife Lenore of the home address, he is survived by 4 daughters, Lenore (Mrs. Thomas) Cunningham of Brewster, Maura (Mrs. Jon Olson) Tierney of North Granby, CT, Patricia (Mrs. Keith) Kenel of Cedar Rapids, IA and Kerry (Mrs. Kenneth) Tripoli of Schenectady, NY; son-in-law Stephen Lezon of Dovcr Plains, NY; 2 brothers, Justin Tierney and Kevin Tierney; 1 sister, Margaret Byrne; 16 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughters Alice Tierney Lezon and Kathleen Tierney and a sister, Joan Courtney.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday 11/19/01 at 11 a.m. at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster, NY. Interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Brewster. Friends may call at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Francis J. Tierney Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o the Brewster Education Foundation, P.O. Box 320, Brewster, NY 10509.

Death Notices
2001-11-17
ADAMS, Joseph Jesse, 97, of Framington, Nov. 14, 2001 CH: At the time of the service. F: Memorial service, Sunday, 3 p.m., United Methodist Church, Danbury. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)

BOCHNEWICH, Paul J., 76, of Oak Crest Drive, Brookfield. F: Saturday, 9:30 a.m., St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, Brookfield. (Cornell Memorial Home, Danbury)

FINALDI, Joan K. Klotzberger, 64, of Danbury, Nov. 16, 2001. CH: Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m. F: Monday, 10 a.m., St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, Brookfield. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)

GEREG, Ronald M., 38, of Brookfield, Nov. 13, 2001. F: Saturday, 11:30 a.m., St. Joseph Church, Brookfield. (Brookfield Funeral Home)

GUMAN, John E., 93, of Greenlawn Drive, Danbury, Nov. 8, 2001 CH: No calling hours. F; Graveside services, Monday, 1 p.m., Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers, N.Y. (Cornell Memorial Home, Danbury)

KEIL, Norma D., 89, of Redding, Nov. 9, 2001 F: Saturday, 10 a.m., Bethel Funeral Home. (Bethel Funeral Home, Bethel)

KUBISEK, Carolyn E. (Clapp), 39, of Bethel, Nov. 15, 2001. CH: Saturday, 4 to 7 p.m. F: Sunday, 2 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, Danbury. (Bethel Funeral Home)

O’CONNOR, Dennis John, 36, of Naugatuck, Nov. 16, 2001. CH: Monday, 5 to 8 p.m. F: Graveside service, Tuesday, 10 a.m. Mountain View Cemetery, New Fairfield. Also, a memorial service, Tuesday, 1 p.m., Terryville Congregational Church, Terryville, Conn. (Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, Prospect, Conn.)

RICHARDSON, Bernice, 83, of Brookfield, Nov. 14, 2001 CH: At the time of the service. F: Memorial service, Saturday, 3 p.m., at the funeral home. (Cornell Memorial Home, Danbury)

TALBOT, Robert Ward, 80, of Danbury, Nov. 12, 2001 CH: No calling hours. F: Private funeral was conducted Nov. 14. (Hull Funeral Home, Danbury)

TIERNEY, Francis Joseph, 75, of Brewster, N.Y., Nov. 16, 2001. CH: Saturday and Sunday, 2 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.)

WEISS, Florence C., 85, of Danbury, Nov. 16, 2001. CH: Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m. F: Monday, 10:30 a.m., St. Peter Church, Danbury. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)

CH: Calling hours. F: Funeral services.

Joseph Jesse Adams
2001-11-16
Joseph Jesse Adams, 97, husband of the late Dorothy (Johnsen) Adams, died at his residence at Middlewoods of Farmington, in Farmington on Wednesday.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY, July 24, 1904, son of the late Armin and Anne (Sampliner) Adams.

He had worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Manhattan for 35 years and had resided in Brooklyn. Following his retirement he moved to New Fairfield and later to New Port Richey, Fla, prior to returning to Connecticut.

Jesse was the loving father of Judith Petersen of Brookfield and Nancy Adams of Yonkers, NY. He’s also survived by four grandchildren: Janet Connolly of Simsbury, Jeffrey Petersen of Danbury, Lisa Petersen of Waterbury and Jacqueline Adams of Yonkers; four great grandchildren: Kevin, John and Tara Connolly and KellyLynn Petersen; a brother, Jack Adams of Illinois; a sister, Natalie Danter of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by four brothers and four sisters.

A memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church of Danbury, Clapboard Ridge Road, on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at 3 p.m. Interment will take place in Florida. Friends may call at the church at the time of the service.

Contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Danbury or to a charity of one’s choice.

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

Robert W. Talbot
2001-11-16
Robert Ward Talbot, age 80, of Danbury, died on Monday at the Chelsea Place Nursing Facility, Hartford.

Mr. Talbot was born in Danbury, Nov. 1, 1921, a son of the late Edwin E. and Grace (Ward) Talbot. He graduated from the Danbury High School, Class of 1940, and enlisted in the U.S. Army Ordinance in June 1942. In the U.S. Army, Mr. Talbot served in the European Theater of Operations, where his unit received five battle citations including the Invasion of Normandy.

Upon his return from active duty, Mr. Talbot was employed by the Bard Parker Co. in its shipping department until the closing of its Danbury plant. He was later employed by American Cyanamid until his retirement in 1984.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Danbury.

He is survived by his brother, Ward A. Talbot, and his wife, Georgette, of Danbury; one niece, one nephew, and several cousins.

Private funeral services and burial in the Wooster Cemetery will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810.

The Hull Funeral Home, Sixty Division Street, Danbury, was in charge of arrangements.

Bernice Richardson
2001-11-16
Bernice Richardson died Nov. 14, 2001, at the Danbury Hospital at the age of 83. She was a resident of Powder Horn Hill in Brookfield and the wife of the late Walter B. Richardson. She was born in Dale County Alabama March 22, 1918, daughter of the late John Pearl and Sarah Lee (Bullard) Watkins. She was educated there. A long-time resident of Florida, she worked as a clerk and bookkeeper. Mrs. Richardson also taught Sunday School for the Baptist Church in Port St. Joe, Florida.

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Sarah Linda Straub of Brookfield, and son, Alan Richardson of Florida; five grandchildren: Deborah Lach, Crista Stringer, Catheryn Anderson, Alana Seal and Lillie Richardson; three great grandchildren; a brother, Tom Watkins of Georgia; and three sisters: Rena Chafin of Alabama, Mildred Montgomery of Pennsylvania, and Thelma Cook of Georgia; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury, on Saturday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Mary Patterson officiating. Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the time of the service. Donations may be made in Mrs. Richardson’s memory to the Danbury Hospital Dialysis Fund, 24 Hospital Ave. Danbury, CT 06810.

John E. Guman
2001-11-16
The death of John E. Guman, 93, of Greenlawn Drive, Danbury, occurred at the Danbury Hospital, Nov. 8, 2001. He was the husband of the late Cecilia Leschinski.

He was born in Yonkers, New York, Aug. 22, 1908, son of the late John and Elizabeth Mudrick Guman and attended Yonkers schools.

Mr. Guman was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy.

His employment for many years was as a Train Director for the New York Central Railroad.

Surviving is his son, Edward Guman and wife Evelyn of Danbury; two brothers: Frank Guman and wife Evelyn of Florida and Cyril Guman of White Plains, N.Y.; a sister, Catherine Yanok of Uniontown, Ohio; and nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers, N.Y. Monday at 1:00 p.m.

There are no calling hours.

The Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., is in charge of arrangements.

Rowena Newkirk
2001-11-18
Rowena Simpson Newkirk, age 87, of 4 Farview Terrace, Danbury, died Thursday, November 15, 2001 at Danbury Hospital. She was the widow of Roger E. Newkirk.

Mrs. Newkirk was born in Danbury, June 28, 1914, a daughter of the late Wilbur H. and Minnie Hazlett Simpson. She was a graduate of Danbury High School and Crandall’s Secretarial School. She and her husband were married in 1936 and first made their home in Danbury before moving to New Milford in 1948. They later returned to Danbury in 1956 where she has lived since.

A member of the First Congregational Church in Danbury, and during her time in New Milford at the Congregational Church there, she was an assistant in the nursery class. She was a member of the Fairfield County Agricultural Extension Group and a member of AARP. She was employed at the Calico Shop making slip covers and drapes and upon returning to Danbury, she and her husband opened a Laundromat. She later was a Secretary at the Danbury Hospital School of Nursing until retiring in 1965. Mrs. Newkirk was also an avid horticulturist with over 200 varieties of African Violets.

Mrs. Newkirk is survived by a son, Roger H. Newkirk of Danbury; a daughter Joan N. Gourley of Bethel; a sister Willa Haisley of Southbury; and three grandsons, Brian, Bruce and Brad.

Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810.

A graveside service will be held at Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, Section 23, Monday at 1 PM.

There are no calling hours. Hull Funeral Service, 60 Division St., Danbury is handling the arrangements.

Norma E. Zinser
2001-11-18
Norma E. (Ulsamer) Zinser, 74, of Obtuse Road, South, Brookfield, formerly of Myrtle Avenue, Danbury, died at Danbury Hospital, Saturday, November 17, 2001. She was the wife of the late Raymond H. Zinser.

Born in Danbury, November 15, 1927, a daughter of the late Rudolf and Nellie (Morey) Ulsamer, she was a lifelong Danbury area resident. She was a graduate of Danbury High School, Class of 1945 and of Danbury Teachers College, now Western Connecticut State University, with a BS Degree in Education. Her married life was devoted to her home and family while working with her late husband at Zinser’s Florist, a family owned florist until his retirement in 1983.

Mrs. Zinser was a life long member of the United Methodist Church and of its Wesleyan Circle and taught Sunday School at the Methodist Church for several years. She was also active with the Cub Scouts, Pact #22, in which she was a Den Mother.

Surviving are her two sons, Robert A. Zinser and his wife, Carol of Brookfield, Timothy E. Zinser and his wife, Marcia of Lexington, Ohio; her daughter, Linda Z. Brenn and her husband, Terry of Southbury; two sisters, Dorothy Gadoci of Danbury and Mildred Kazzi of Ridgefield; eight grandchildren, Jason, Ben and Gregory Zinser of Derry, New Hampshire, Amy, Brianna and Alison Zinser of Brookfield, Christopher and Eric Brenn of Southbury; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held a the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury on Tuesday morning at 11 AM. Interment will be in Wooster Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, Monday evening from 6 to 9 PM.

In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Co., Pocono Road, Brookfield, CT 06804

Death Notices
2001-11-18
ADAMS, Joseph Jesse, 97, of Framington, Nov. 14, 2001. CH: At the time of the service. F: Memorial service, Sunday, 3 p.m., United Methodist Church, Danbury. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)

BROWN, Alice (Creagh), 90, of Rochambeau Ave., Ridgefield, Nov. 16, 2001 CH: Saturday, 9 AM, prior to services, in St. Mary’s Church F: Saturday, 10 AM, St Mary’s Church, Ridgefield (Kane funeral Home, Ridgefield)

FINALDI, Joan K. Klotzberger, 64, of Danbury, Nov. 16, 2001. CH: Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m. F: Monday, 10 a.m., St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, Brookfield. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)

GUMAN, John E., 93, of Greenlawn Drive, Danbury, Nov. 8, 2001. CH: No calling hours. F; Graveside services, Monday, 1 p.m., Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers, N.Y. (Cornell Memorial Home, Danbury)

KUBISEK, Carolyn E. (Clapp), 39, of Bethel, Nov. 15, 2001. F: Sunday, 2 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, Danbury. (Bethel Funeral Home)

NEWKIRK, Rowena Simpson, 87, of 4 Farview Terrace, Danbury, Nov. 15, 2001 CH: No calling hours F: Graveside, Wooster Cemetery, Sec. 23, Monday, 1 PM (Hull Funeral Service, Danbury)

O’CONNOR, Dennis John, 36, of Naugatuck, Nov. 16, 2001. CH: Monday, 5 to 8 p.m. F: Graveside service, Tuesday, 10 a.m. Mountain View Cemetery, New Fairfield. Also, a memorial service, Tuesday, 1 p.m., Terryville Congregational Church, Terryville, Conn. (Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, Prospect, Conn.)

SIMMONS, Stephen D., PhD.,75, of Carmel, NY, Nov. 12, 10 CH: Saturday, 1 to 3 PM, Walter Brewster House, Brewester, NY F: Private (Beecher Funeral Home, Brewster, NY)

TALBOT, Robert Ward, 80, of Danbury, Nov. 12, 2001. CH: No calling hours. F: Private funeral was conducted Nov. 14. (Hull Funeral Home, Danbury)

TIERNEY, Francis Joseph, 75, of Brewster, N.Y., Nov. 16, 2001. CH: Sunday, 2 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.)

WEISS, Florence C., 85, of Danbury, Nov. 16, 2001. CH: Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m. F: Monday, 10:30 a.m., St. Peter Church, Danbury. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)

ZINSER, Norma E. (Ulsamer), 74, of Obtuse Rd. South, Brookfield, formerly of Danbury, Nov. 17, 2001. CH: Monday, 6 to 9 PM F: Services at the Funeral Home, Tuesday, 11 AM (Cornell Memorial Home, Danbury)

CH: Calling hours. F: Funeral services.

Carolyn E. Kubisek
2001-11-17
Carolyn E. Clapp Kubisek, age 39, of Highview Terrace, Bethel, CT died Thursday at Danbury Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of Bruce W. Kubisek.

Mrs. Kubisek was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 2, 1962, a daughter of Charles “Skip” and Linda (Sherman) Clapp of Bethel. She had been a Bethel area resident since 1969. She was a 1980 graduate of Bethel High School and a graduate of Westchester Community College with an Associates Degree in Nutrition. She was also a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY with a BS in Nutrition. She served her internship at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY, where she completed her certification to become a Registered Dietitian. Mrs. Kubisek became the Program Nutritionist for the W.I.C. Program run by the City of Danbury, a job which she held for more than ten years, until her death.

She was an active member of the American Dietetic Association and an active member of St. James Episcopal Church in Danbury. She was an avid outdoor enthusiast and a friend to all.

Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by a daughter, Lindsey M. Kubisek of Bethel; a sister, Susan L. Ellis of Bethel; and her paternal grandmother, Evelyn Clapp of Bethel; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, one niece and one nephew.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to: The Scotty Fund, P.O. Box 1080, Bethel, CT 06801, or to the Bethel VNA, One School St., Bethel, CT 06801.

The funeral will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, Danbury, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 with the Rev. Dr. Laura Ahrens officiating. Cremation will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, Saturday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Dennis John O’Connor
2001-11-17
Mr. Dennis John O’Connor, age 36, husband of Sandra (Martin) O’Connor, died Friday, November 16, 2001, at the Masonic Home and Hospital in Wallingford after a long illness.

Mr. O’Connor was born in Danbury on February 15, 1965, a son of Francis D. O’Connor of New Fairfield and Eileen F. (O’Connor) O’Connor of Danbury. He was employed as a NCDM Operator at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford. He was a member of the Terryville Congregational Church and was very active in the church, serving as a member of the church Board of Trustees, Chairman of the church Fair Committee, and organizer of church work days and various other events. He also was an avid restorer of classic and military vehicles and built and drove NASCAR Modified Series Stock Cars.

Besides his wife and parents, Mr. O’Connor is survived by two sons: Dennis Edward O’Connor and Erik Martin O’Connor, both of Naugatuck; one daughter: Rachel Eileen O’Connor of Naugatuck; one brother: Timothy Patrick O’Connor of New Jersey; two sisters: Mary Ellen O’Connor of New Fairfield and Catherine O’Connor of Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service and burial will be held in Mountain View Cemetery in New Fairfield on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 10 a.m. A memorial service will be held at the Terryville Congregational Church in Terryville on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 1 p.m. Friends may call at the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 26 Waterbury Road, Route 69, Prospect, CT, on Monday, November 19, 2001 from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Melanoma Research, Attn.: Ann Mattie c/o Yale University School of Medicine, Cancer Research Center, 333 Cedar St., P.O. Box 208028, New Haven, CT 06520-8028.

Florence C. Weiss
2001-11-17
Florence C. Weiss, 85, wife of the late Harry Weiss, died at the Danbury Hospital on Friday following a brief illness.

She was born in Ridgefield, November 2, 1916, daughter of the late Constantino and Rafaella Constantini. She was a graduate of Ridgefield High School and had moved to Danbury as a young woman.

Florence was a former employee of the Federal Justice System in Washington, D.C., and a former employee of the Federal Correctional System in Danbury. She was a past member of the Danbury Orchestral Society and in recent years was an active member of the Republican Town Committee. Florence had also founded her own Real Estate Agency and had worked as a Realtor for more than 40 years. Until her recent illness, she had been employed by the State of Connecticut at the Danbury Court House as a Judicial Marshall. She was a member of St. Peter Church in Danbury and had been an active member of the Danbury Board of Realtors.

Florence is survived by a brother, William J. Constantini of Jacksonville, FL; 4 sisters, Wilma C. Cougle of Rocky Hill, CT, Winifred C. DeSantis of Danbury, Evelyn C. Rinko of Bridgeport, Elsie C. Lyman of Rocky Hill, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Walter A. Constantini Sr., and two sisters, Olga Constantini and Virginia Ciotti.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter Church, Danbury, on Monday morning at 10:30. Burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Ave., Wallingford, CT 06492.

Robert W. Talbot
2001-11-17
Robert Ward Talbot, age 80, of Danbury, died on Monday at the Chelsea Place Nursing Facility, Hartford.

Mr. Talbot was born in Danbury, Nov. 1, 1921, a son of the late Edwin E. and Grace (Ward) Talbot. He graduated from the Danbury High School, Class of 1940, and enlisted in the U.S. Army Ordinance in June 1942. In the U.S. Army, Mr. Talbot served in the European Theater of Operations, where his unit received five battle citations including the Invasion of Normandy.

Upon his return from active duty, Mr. Talbot was employed by the Bard Parker Co. in its shipping department until the closing of its Danbury plant. He was later employed by American Cyanamid until his retirement in 1984.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Danbury.

He is survived by his brother, Ward A. Talbot, and his wife, Georgette, of Danbury; one niece, one nephew, and several cousins.

Private funeral services and burial in the Wooster Cemetery were held on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810.

The Hull Funeral Home, Sixty Division Street, Danbury, was in charge of arrangements.

Francis Joseph Tierney
2001-11-17
Francis Joseph “Coach” Tierney, age 75, of Brewster, NY, husband of Lenore (McKiernan) Tierney, died Friday, November 16, 2001 at his home after a brief illness.

Mr. Tierney was born February 3, 1926 in Manhattan, NY, the son of the late Francis J. and Margaret (Nester) Tierney. He graduated from LaSalle Academy in New York City, Mt. St. Mary’s College, and Manhattan College and received a masters in Education from Columbia University. He received his administrative masters from Western Connecticut University. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and Korea.

Mr. and Mrs. Tierney were married July 2, 1949 at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake, NY.

Mr. Tierney was a physical education teacher with the Yonkers School System earning the nickname “Coach,” and later became principal of Lincoln High School, serving the Yonkers School System for a total of 30 years. He retired in 1983.

He was a member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster, the Knights of Columbus, a life member of the New York State PTA, the VFW Post 672 and the American Legion, both of Brewster, and for many years had been active with the Town of Southeast Recreation Commission.

In addition to his wife Lenore of the home address, he is survived by 4 daughters, Lenore (Mrs. Thomas) Cunningham of Brewster, Maura (Mrs. Jon Olson) Tierney of North Granby, CT, Patricia (Mrs. Keith) Kenel of Cedar Rapids, IA and Kerry (Mrs. Kenneth) Tripoli of Schenectady, NY; son-in-law Stephen Lezon of Dovcr Plains, NY; 2 brothers, Justin Tierney and Kevin Tierney; 1 sister, Margaret Byrne; 16 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughters Alice Tierney Lezon and Kathleen Tierney and a sister, Joan Courtney.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday 11/19/01 at 11 a.m. at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster, NY. Interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Brewster. Friends may call at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Francis J. Tierney Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o the Brewster Education Foundation, P.O. Box 320, Brewster, NY 10509.

Death Notices
2001-11-17
ADAMS, Joseph Jesse, 97, of Framington, Nov. 14, 2001 CH: At the time of the service. F: Memorial service, Sunday, 3 p.m., United Methodist Church, Danbury. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)

BOCHNEWICH, Paul J., 76, of Oak Crest Drive, Brookfield. F: Saturday, 9:30 a.m., St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, Brookfield. (Cornell Memorial Home, Danbury)

FINALDI, Joan K. Klotzberger, 64, of Danbury, Nov. 16, 2001. CH: Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m. F: Monday, 10 a.m., St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, Brookfield. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)

GEREG, Ronald M., 38, of Brookfield, Nov. 13, 2001. F: Saturday, 11:30 a.m., St. Joseph Church, Brookfield. (Brookfield Funeral Home)

GUMAN, John E., 93, of Greenlawn Drive, Danbury, Nov. 8, 2001 CH: No calling hours. F; Graveside services, Monday, 1 p.m., Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers, N.Y. (Cornell Memorial Home, Danbury)

KEIL, Norma D., 89, of Redding, Nov. 9, 2001 F: Saturday, 10 a.m., Bethel Funeral Home. (Bethel Funeral Home, Bethel)

KUBISEK, Carolyn E. (Clapp), 39, of Bethel, Nov. 15, 2001. CH: Saturday, 4 to 7 p.m. F: Sunday, 2 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, Danbury. (Bethel Funeral Home)

O’CONNOR, Dennis John, 36, of Naugatuck, Nov. 16, 2001. CH: Monday, 5 to 8 p.m. F: Graveside service, Tuesday, 10 a.m. Mountain View Cemetery, New Fairfield. Also, a memorial service, Tuesday, 1 p.m., Terryville Congregational Church, Terryville, Conn. (Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, Prospect, Conn.)

RICHARDSON, Bernice, 83, of Brookfield, Nov. 14, 2001 CH: At the time of the service. F: Memorial service, Saturday, 3 p.m., at the funeral home. (Cornell Memorial Home, Danbury)

TALBOT, Robert Ward, 80, of Danbury, Nov. 12, 2001 CH: No calling hours. F: Private funeral was conducted Nov. 14. (Hull Funeral Home, Danbury)

TIERNEY, Francis Joseph, 75, of Brewster, N.Y., Nov. 16, 2001. CH: Saturday and Sunday, 2 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.)

WEISS, Florence C., 85, of Danbury, Nov. 16, 2001. CH: Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m. F: Monday, 10:30 a.m., St. Peter Church, Danbury. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)

Joseph Jesse Adams
2001-11-16
Joseph Jesse Adams, 97, husband of the late Dorothy (Johnsen) Adams, died at his residence at Middlewoods of Farmington, in Farmington on Wednesday.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY, July 24, 1904, son of the late Armin and Anne (Sampliner) Adams.

He had worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Manhattan for 35 years and had resided in Brooklyn. Following his retirement he moved to New Fairfield and later to New Port Richey, Fla, prior to returning to Connecticut.

Jesse was the loving father of Judith Petersen of Brookfield and Nancy Adams of Yonkers, NY. He’s also survived by four grandchildren: Janet Connolly of Simsbury, Jeffrey Petersen of Danbury, Lisa Petersen of Waterbury and Jacqueline Adams of Yonkers; four great grandchildren: Kevin, John and Tara Connolly and KellyLynn Petersen; a brother, Jack Adams of Illinois; a sister, Natalie Danter of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by four brothers and four sisters.

A memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church of Danbury, Clapboard Ridge Road, on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at 3 p.m. Interment will take place in Florida. Friends may call at the church at the time of the service.

Contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Danbury or to a charity of one’s choice.

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


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