February 3, 1998
Edward F. Simonovich, 79, a retired welder and the father of Edward
R. Simonovich of Danbury, died Sunday at Hospice House, Barnstable, Mass.
A resident of Norwalk, Conn., for most of his life, Mr. Simonovich
moved to Cape Cod in 1992. He lived at 135 Captain Bacon Road, South Yarmouth,
Mass. He was the husband of Frances Luczynski Simonovich.
He was born in Plymouth, Pa., on March 30, 1918, a son of Peter and
Antonia Sumbrus Simonovich.
A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy.
Before his retirement, Mr. Simonovich had been a welder for many years
with the Ray Proof Company in Norwalk.
He had been a member of the Carpenter's Union, Local #210 in Norwalk.
Besides his wife and son, Mr. Simonovich is survived by two granddaughters,
Laura S. Smith of Bethel and Susan Simonovich of Somerville, Mass.; three
brothers; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
CALLING HOURS: Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home,
57 Main St., Danbury.
SERVICES: Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Green Funeral Home; followed at
10:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter Church, Danbury.
Burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.
Howard G. Lewis Jr.
Howard G. ``Butch'' Lewis Jr., 59, a former Danbury resident and the
owner of the Lewis Transportation and Trucking Co. died January 27 in Somerset,
Mr. Lewis had moved from Danbury to Florida.
He was born in Stamford, Conn., a son of Alcena D. Roof of Port St.
Lucie, Fla., and the late Howard G. Lewis. He was educated in area schools.
Mr. Lewis served in the Armed Forces from 1955 to 1959.
While living in Danbury, Mr. Lewis was employed by E. Paul Kovacs Construction.
In 1995, he established the Lewis Transportation and Trucking Company.
Besides his mother, Mr. Lewis is survived by a son, Howard of Danbury;
and a daughter, Diana, also of Danbury.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the United Methodist Church
Building Fund, c/o Rev. Thomas Derrough, 201 SE Cross Point Drive, Port
St. Lucie, Fla. 33450.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will take place on Friday at Cedar Hills Cemetery, Route 9W,
Mabel D. Beebe
Claire Mabel Flood Delfraisse Beebe, 102, the former owner of a custom
drapery and slipcover business, died Sunday at Mediplex of Danbury.
Mrs. Beebe was the wife of the late Robert J. Beebe Sr. She lived at
16 Hillside Court in Brookfield and had previously been a resident of Newtown.
She was born in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 1, 1896, a daughter of William
T. Flood and Ella S. McKenna Flood Delfraisse. She was a graduate of All
Saints Academy in New York City and the Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago.
For many years, Mrs. Beebe operated a drapery and slipcover business
from her home in Newtown.
She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown and St. Joseph's
Church in Brookfield.
Her survivors include two sons, William A. Beebe Sr. with whom she
made her home in Brookfield, and Robert J. Beebe Jr. of Audubon, Pa.; two
daughters, Suzanne J. Ford of Suffern, N.Y., and Margot J. Foglietta of
Venice, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces
Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Joseph's Church, P.O.
Box 5072, Brookfield 06804.
CALLING HOURS: Thursday after 9 a.m. at the Honan Funeral Home, 58
Main St., Newtown.
SERVICES: Thursday at 11 a.m., a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's
Church, Brookfield Center. Burial will take place at the convenience of
Robert E. Pitchard
Robert E. Pitchard, 73, the former owner of a lawn and garden equipment
company, died Monday at Candlewood Valley Care Center, New Milford.
Mr. Pitchard, of 8 Vista Drive, New Milford, was the husband of the
late Sue Wallian Pitchard.
He was born in Denver, Colo., on Jan. 29, 1925, a son of Irene Hahn
of New Milford and the late Walter Pitchard. He moved to New Milford with
his family at an early age.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Pitchard served in the U.S. Army.
From 1958 to 1978, Mr. Pitchard owned and operated R.E. Pitchard Sales
Besides his mother, he is survived by a son, David E. Pitchard of New
Milford; two daughters, Mary Fleming of West Haven, Conn., and Martha Blosser
of Torrington, Conn.; four brothers, Walter and Howard Pitchard, both of
Lowry, Va., Cleon Pitchard of Francestown, N.H., and John Pitchard of Fullerton,
Calif.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the New Milford Visiting
Nurse Association, Hospice Home Care, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford 06776.
There are no calling hours.
SERVICES: Saturday at 10:30 a.m., graveside services in Center Cemetery,
New Milford. The Rev. Martin Shott of the Harvest Baptist Church of Torrington
The Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford is in charge of
Helen A. Thorpe
Helen A. Thorpe, 87, a former longtime resident of Danbury, died Friday
at Mount Ascuntey Hospital in Windsor, Vt.
Mrs. Thorpe, of Perkinsville, Vt., was the wife of the late John Thorpe.
She was born in Ridgefield on March 12, 1910.
Surviving are a son, Ralph Thorpe of Danbury; two daughters, Doris
Kopp of Vermont and Elaine Parker of Nova Scotia, Canada; and several grandchildren
Contributions in her memory may be made to the West Weathersfield Volunteer
Department, P.O. Box 487, Perkinsville, VT 05151.
There are no calling hours.
A graveside service will take place at the Ridgefield Cemetery at a
date and time to be announced.
John Garcia, 67, a laborer for more than 35 years with the Laborer
International Union of America Local 675 of Danbury, died Monday in Danbury.
A resident of Bethel for the past four years, Mr. Garcia lived at Chestnut
Street. He previously lived in Dover Plains, N.Y., for 12 years, and before
that had lived in Danbury for most of his life.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 20, 1930, a son of Anthony and
Veronica Vitte Garcia.
Mr. Garcia had been an officer with the Laborer International Union.
He is survived by his companion, Jean Whitley; two sons, Wayne Garcia
of Danbury and Edward Young of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; two daughters, Cheryl
Sweet and Lisa Carmignani, both of Bethel; three brothers, Joseph Garcia
of New Fairfield, Anthony Garcia of Putnam Lake, N.Y., and Manuel Vitte
of California; two sisters, Julie Palla of Gilroy, Calif., and Maio Manganaan
of San Diego, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Regional Hospice of Western
Connecticut, 30 West St., Danbury 06810.
CALLING HOURS: Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Beecher Funeral Home,
1 Putnam Terrace, Brewster.
SERVICES: Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Beecher Funeral Home with the
Rev. Ronald Klauck officiating. Burial will be in St. Lawrence O'Toole
Thelma Braine, 75, died Friday at the Lovely Hill Nursing Home, Pawling,
Mrs. Braine was the wife of the late Richard B. Braine. She was a former
resident of New Rochelle, N.Y.
She was born in Schrub Oak, N.Y., on Nov. 27, 1922, a daughter of Joseph
and Emily O'Brien Lalor.
Mrs. Braine was a housewife.
Her survivors include three daughters, Judith B. Larsen of Sharon,
Conn., Diane B. Victor of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Susan Parke of Pawling;
a brother, Vincent Lalor of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and eight grandchildren.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Multiple Sclerosis, Northeastern
New York Chapter, 324 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207.
CALLING HOURS: Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Horn &
Thomes Funeral Home, 83 E. Main St., Pawling.
SERVICES: Friday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Gilbert
S. Larsen officiating. Burial will take place on Saturday in Beechwood
Cemetery, New Rochelle.
May 28, 1998
Amos Mitchell Hicock, 71, formerly of Waterbury, Conn., and currently
of Garrattsville, N.Y., died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at Fox Hospital, Oneonta,
N.Y. He was born in Waterbury, the son of Ely Pierce and Evelyn Williams
Hicock of Southbury, Conn. He served his country during World War II in
the United States Army in the "Big Red 1.'' He was employed as a draftsman
with the Barden Corporation of Southbury, for 31 years, retiring in 1989.
He is survived by his second wife, Dorothy Bruce Hicock of Garrattsville,
N.Y., and her spouse, Tom, and their children, Tom and Kimberly, of Danbury;
a brother, Charles Hicock of Aurora, Colo.; and sisters, Thalia Scoville
of West Cornwall, Rachel Stillings of Murrells Inlet, S.C., Priscella Shoeffler
of Hartman, Ariz., Jane Stone of Nieceville, Fla., Althia McGahie of Southbury,
and Julia Steinis of Oxford. He was always very friendly, generous with
his time and objects, especially reclaimed discards. He enjoyed riding
tractors. He was a member of the Southbury Genealogy Society, the Connecticut
Genealogy Society and the Central New York Genealogy Society. A memorial
service will be held Sunday, May 31, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Johnston Funeral
Home in Morris, N.Y., with retired clergyman, Rev. Walter Hillis officiating.
There will be no calling hours. Those who wish may donate to the Garrattsville
Emergency Squad, Garrattsville, NY 13342, in his memory. Arrangements are
by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris, N.Y.
The death of Virginia A. Strait Carbone, 50, of 46 Jenny Lane Two,
Oxford, Conn., formerly of Danbury, occurred at Griffing Hospital, Derby,
Conn., on Tuesday. She was the wife of the late Lawrence P. Carbone. She
was born in Danbury, Jan. 17, 1948, daughter of Paul and Ethel Strait.
She attended Immanuel Lutheran School and was a graduate of Danbury High
School. She lived in Danbury until 1990, when she moved to Oxford. She
had been employed as a purchasing agent for Trex Medical for the past 10
years. When in Danbury she attended Immanuel Lutheran Church. Besides her
husband, she is survived by three daughters, Sheri C. Hardiman of Milford,
Kelli J. Duquette of Derby and Katherine E. Carbone of Oxford, three granddaughters
and a brother, David Strait of New Jersey. Funeral services will be held
at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Thursday at 3 p.m. with the
Rev. Dr. Richard E. Kuehnert Jr., pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cornell
Memorial Home Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m.
Mary Domonkos Horvath of Fairfield, a self-employed hairdresser, beloved
wife of the late Paul Horvath, went home to be with the Lord on Monday,
May 25, 1998, in her home. She is survived by a son, Richard P. Horvath
of Fairfield and his wife Nancy of Brookfield; her daughter, Barbara M.
Plante of West Hartford; two sisters and a brother; and five grandchildren,
Tammy Gallagher (Kevin), Amy Nimer (Darin), Rebecca Plante, Paul Horvath
and Hannah Horvath. Funeral services are on Friday, May 29, 1998, at 11
a.m. in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. Burial
will be in Lawncroft Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday (today) from
5-8 p.m. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the charity
of one's choice.
Thomas Frederick Rangoni , 44, of 52 Hipp Road, New Milford, husband
of Jean Bongiorno Rangoni, died Sunday at his home. Mr. Rangoni was born
in New Milford, Feb. 16, 1954, a son of Frederick Rangoni of Vero Beach,
Fla., and the late Marion Ohmen Rangoni. He spent early life in Warren,
graduated from Brookfield High School, lived in New Milford for 24 years
and was worked as a machinist at Twin Stamping Co. in New Milford for 25
years. Besides his wife and father, he is survived by a son and daughter
Thomas Frederick Rangoni Jr. and Andrea L. Rangoni, both of New Milford;
and a sister, Brenda Wilkes of Newtown. Graveside services will be held
Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. in the New Warren Cemetery, Warren. Contributions
in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 40 North St.,
Danbury 06810. Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St.,
December 5, 1998
Eliza P. Cruz
Eliza P. Cruz, 94, wife of the late Ernest Cruz, formerly of Cleveland
Street in Danbury, died at Mediplex of Westport, in Westport, on Friday
morning. She was born in Portugal, Dec. 12, 1903, daughter of Anthony and
Virginia (Antunes) Pina. She came to the United States as a child and moved
to Danbury in 1936. She had lived in Danbury for 48 years prior to moving
to Westport in 1994. Mrs. Cruz had worked for many years at the former
New England Shirt Factory in Danbury and had been a member of St. Peter
Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Sons of Portugal Club. She is survived
by several nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter Church, Danbury, on
Monday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends
may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Monday morning
from 9 to 10 a.m. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
40 North St., Danbury, CT 06810. Peter H. McIntosh Peter Hartford McIntosh
died Nov. 29 of Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) at home in Redding. He is survived
by his wife, Joan H. McIntosh; his sons, Bruce of Taos, N.M.; Keith of
Santa Fe, N.M., Alan of Norwalk, Duncan of Rolling Hills, Calif.; a brother,
Michael, of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Joy McIntosh of Taos, N.M.; and
two granddaughters. He was predeceased by a sister, Karen Collins of Preston,
Md. He was the son of the late Josephine Hoffman McIntosh and Allan James
McIntosh of Bedford, N.Y. He was born in Orange, N.J., and attended the
Eaglebrook School, Principia School and Rollins College and was an Air
Force veteran. A pilot for United Airlines for 33 years, he was a member
of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department and was an alternate on the Redding
Planning Commission. Services will be held at Christ Episcopal Church,
Redding Ridge, Saturday, December 12 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please
send donations to: The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, National
Chapter, 21021 Ventura Blvd., Suite 321, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, or to
the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, c/o Westport Galleries,
125 Main St., Westport, CT 06880.
Laurine B. McGinniss
Laurine B. McGinniss died Dec. 3, 1998, at the Danbury Hospital at
the age of 90. She was the wife of the late Edward C. McGinniss and had
lived at 15 Locust Ave., Danbury. She was born in Waterbury, Aug. 18, 1908,
a daughter of Thomas S. and Mary L. Tyrell Bowen. Mrs. McGinniss received
her early education in Waterbury and graduated from the Danbury Hospital
School of Nursing class of 1931. She was employed as a Registered Nurse
in the maternity unit of Danbury Hospital for 37 years. An active communicant
of St. James Church, she was also a member of the Altar Guild, a charter
member of St. Barnabas Guild for Nurses, and a volunteer for Daily Bread
and the American Red Cross. She was a member of the Danbury Hospital Alumni
Association and the AARP Berkshire Chapter 1847, R.S.V.P. and a member
at large of the Business and Professional Women's Club. Mrs. McGinniss
is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Donald T. and Maryann McGinniss
of Milford and her two grandchildren, David S. McGinniss of Naperville,
Ill., and Karen Fullerton of Cranston, R.I., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at St. James Church, 25 West St., Danbury,
on Monday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Charles Ramsden officiating. Burial will
be in Bucks Hill Cemetery, Waterbury. Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial
Home, 247 White St., Danbury, on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions
may be made in her memory to the Book of the Living, St. James Church,
25 West St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Mary Casey Maurer
Mary Casey Maurer, age 91, wife of the late Walter Maurer, formerly
of Heritage Village, Southbury, and Newtown, died Wednesday, December 2,
1998, in the Glen Hill Convalescent Center, Danbury, where she had been
a resident the past 5 years. Mrs. Maurer was born in Buffalo, N.Y., Nov.
21, 1907, a daughter of John and Gertrude Casey. She was a resident of
Newtown from 1945 to 1979. She lived in Southbury from 1979 to 1993. For
25 years she was employed as an occupational therapist at Fairfield Hills
Hospital. She was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church. Mrs. Maurer
is survived by two daughters, Geraldine McCarthy Farrell of Newtown and
Beverly Perkins of California, and four grandchildren, including William
McCarthy of Newtown. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998,
at 10 a.m. in the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown. Burial will
be in Newtown Village Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday
after 9 a.m.
Phyllis L. Shepherd
Phyllis L. "Pat" (Battles) Shepherd, age 72, of South Weymouth, Mass.,
died December 3 at South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth. She was the wife
of Robert A. Shepherd; mother of Richard A. "Shep" Adams-Shepherd of Newtown,
Douglas S. Shepherd of S. Weymouth and Sheila A. Shepherd of El Prado,
N.M.; and sister of Priscilla Lindvall of Pembroke, Mass. She also is survived
by five grandchildren. Born in Weymouth, she grew up in Abington and Quincy
and lived in Weymouth since 1948. Mrs. Shepherd attended Boston University
and Sargent College at Boston University. She had been employed at a doctor's
office in Weymouth for many years and as a secretary/office manager at
C.C. Shepherd Funeral Home in South Weymouth, Mass. Mrs. Shepherd was a
past member of FISH in Weymouth, and at Holy Nativity, she was lay reader,
church school superintendent for many years and a former vestry person.
She received the Rector's Cross in 1997. A funeral service will be held
at the Church of the Holy Nativity, 8 Nevin Road, South Weymouth, Mass.,
on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. Rev. Daniel Harris and Rev. Kathleen Adams-Shepherd,
her daughter-in-law, will officiate. Visiting hours at the C.C. Shepherd
Funeral Home, 134 Pleasant St., Columbian Square, South Weymouth, will
be on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations may be made to the Memorial
Fund of The Church of the Holy Nativity, 8 Nevin Road, South Weymouth,
April 28, 1999
Birdie May Tibbatts
Birdie May Tibbatts died Apr. 26, 1999, at the Filosa Convalescent Home
in Danbury, Conn. She completed her journey in faith and has gone to her
home with the Lord. Her suffering has ended and she is free of all human
pain so she'll now live forever in God's glorious kingdom. Birdie was a
former resident of Oak Ridge, Tenn., for 54 yrs. before coming to live
with her son Tom Tibbatts, and daughter-in-law Ann in Bethel, Conn., two
years ago. She was born May 1, 1909, in Newport, Ky., the daughter of Julius
and Minnie Samuelson. She was predeceased by her husband, Nelson Lee Tibbatts,
who died Feb. 7, 1980.
In addition to her son and daughter-in-law she leaves a granddaughter,
Terri Tibbatts, her husband Franklin Nichols and their sons Seth and Lyle;
a granddaughter, Laura Williams, her husband Robert and their sons Ryan
and Evan; a grandson, Tom Tibbatts and his wife Tracy; a sister Ros Erb,
of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a niece and two nephews. Birdie had a very loving
heart and she was loved by so many friends over her 90 years. Her friendly
and gentle way made her a good neighbor and friend to those who were blessed
with meeting and knowing her. She had a big interest in sports, and was
a loyal fan of the University of Tenn. Women's basketball team. In earlier
years she was an avid bowler and served for many years as state treasurer
of the Tenn. Women's Bowling Assoc. She was a faithful member of the First
United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge, Tenn. A Memorial Service will be
held on Thursday, April 29, at 11 a.m. at the Bethel United Methodist Church
with the Rev.
Robert Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Memorial
Park in Oak Ridge, Tenn., at a time to be announced. In praise and thanksgiving
for her life, contributions may be made to The Alzheimer's Assoc., 919
North Michigan, Suite 1008, Chicago, IL. 60611-1676.
Emma L. McCullough
Emma L. McCullough, age 102, of 6 Rockwell Place, Derby, Conn., entered
into rest on Monday, April 26, 1999 in her home. She was the wife of the
late Archibald McCullough.
She was born in Derby on August 31, 1896, daughter of James E. and
Mary Kelly Carroll, and was a lifelong Derby resident.
Mrs. McCullough retired in 1966 from Auto Swage, where she was a secretary
for over 25 years.
After her retirement, she spent many hours volunteering at the Derby
Senior Citizen Center.
Mrs. McCullough is the beloved mother of Carol DiJon and her husband
Nunzio of Derby and Janet Purcell of Southbury, and sister of Mary Worrell
of Derby. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, William
and Joseph Carroll; three sisters, Helen Keating, Margaret Henault and
Selina Larkin; and a son-in-law, William Purcell.
Her funeral will leave the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road,
Shelton, Conn. on Friday at 8:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at
9 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Derby. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
At the request of the family, memorial contributions may be made to
the Derby Senior Citizen Center or St. Mary Church through the funeral
On April 26, 1999, Joseph Werndorfer, formerly of 3 Glen Hill Road,
Husband of the late Helen Werndorfer. Beloved father of Steven Werndorfer
of Brookfield. Cherished grandfather of Joel and Scott Werndorfer.
Funeral services at the Temple Sholom section of New Milford Center
Cemetery, Route 202, New Milford on Thursday at 1 p.m. Funeral arrangements
in care of the Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, 543 George St., New Haven.
CABLE, Kent William,74, of Hodgenville, Ky., brother of Perry Cable
of New Preston, Conn., April 27, 1999. F:Friday, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy
Catholic Church, Hodgenville, Ky. (Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home, Hodgenville,
ERNEST, Ann E., 75, of Fishkill, N.Y., formerly of Brewster, April 25,
1999. F: Wednesday 11 a.m., graveside service, Fishkill Rural Cemetery,
Fishkill. (Beecher Funeral Home, Brewster)
GORMAN, John "Jack,"69, of Indialantic, Fla., formerly of Bethel, April
24, 1999. F:Friday, 1 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Indialantic,
Fla. (Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne, Fla.)
KEENAN, Walter M., 72, of 33 Lincoln Ave., Danbury, formerly of Bethel,
April 23, 1999. F: Wednesday 10 a.m., St. Joseph Church. (Green Funeral
KIRKPATRICK, Mary Jane Genovese, 88, of Millbrook, N.Y., formerly of
Brewster, N.Y., Patterson. N.Y., and Kent, Conn., April 24, 1999. F: Wednesday
10 a.m., St. Joseph's Church, Millbrook, N.Y. (Allen Funeral Home, Franklin
Avenue, Millbrook, N.Y.)
MANNION, Elizabeth, 92, of 30 Park Lane East, New Milford. April 20,
1999. There are no calling hours. F: Wednesday 9:30 a.m., St. Francis Xavier
Church, New Milford. (Lillis Funeral Home, New Milford)
MAUS, Hazel, April 25, 1999. CH: Thursday 9 to 10 a.m. F: Thursday 10
a.m. (The Tomlinson Homestead, Danbury)
McCULLOUGH, Emma L.,102, of Derby, Conn., mother of Janet Purcell of
Southbury, April 26, 1999. CH:Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m., Riverview Funeral
Home, Shelton, Conn. F:Friday, 8:15 a.m., Riverview Funeral Home, to St.
Mary Church, Derby at 9 a.m.
STEVENSON, Eleanor G., 90, Bethel Health Care Center, April 22, 1999.
TIBBATTS, Birdie May, 89, of Bethel, formerly of Oak Ridge, Tenn., April
26, 1999. F: Thursday at 11 a.m., memorial service at the Bethel United
May 7, 1999
Edwin A. Wixted Sr.
Edwin A. Wixted Sr., 81, husband of Margaret (Shanley) Wixted, of 9
Wixted Ave., Danbury, died at the Danbury Hospital on Wednesday, May 5,
He was born in Danbury on September 24, 1917, son of Sylvester and
Grace (Freeland) Wixted. He was a 1935 graduate of Danbury High School.
Mr. Wixted served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater during World
War II as an aviation machinist mate. He was employed by the U.S. Postal
Service, retiring in 1979 after 41 years of service. After his retirement,
he worked at the Paul Kovacs Tire Shop on South Street in Danbury.
Mr. Wixted was a member of St. Peter Church in Danbury, where he served
as an usher and a lector, a 60-year member of the Beckerle Hose Co. of
Danbury, a member of the Danbury Elks Lodge and a member of the Catholic
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Edwin A. Wixted
Jr. of Waterbury, Dennis J. Wixted of New Fairfield and Michael E. Wixted
of Guilford; two daughters, Anita M. Hampl of Georgia and Grace E. Wixted
of Brookfield; one brother, William V. Wixted of New Mexico; three sisters,
Dorothy Kane of Danbury, Mary Gorman and Joan Sullivan, both of Florida;
10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Wixted was predeceased
by five brothers, Sylvester, Francis, Robert, Leo and Charles, and by two
sisters, Elizabeth Gallagher and Grace Zwyner.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, 10:30 a.m.,
at St. Peter Church in Danbury. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury on
Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 9 to 10 a.m.
Contributions may be made to the St. Peter Church Parking Fund, c/o
104 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810 or to the Beckerle Hose Co., 69 Liberty
St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Members of the Beckerle Hose Co. will meet at the Hose Co. on Sunday
at 7 p.m. to go as a group to pay their respects to Mr. Wixted.
Veronica M. Loughlin
Veronica M. Loughlin, age 82, wife of the late Timothy J. Loughlin
of 42 Elizabeth Circle, Newtown died Wednesday May 5, 1999 at her home.
Mrs. Loughlin was born in New York City Dec. 1, 1916, a daughter of
John C. and Mary (Markey) Giesi. She had been a resident of Newtown for
the past 44 years. Mrs. Loughlin was a communicant and active in parish
affairs at St. Rose of Lima Church. She was a volunteer Patient Representative
at Danbury Hospital. Mrs. Loughlin was a member of the Newtown Womens Club
and a driver for Newtown Meals on Wheels.
Mrs. Loughlin is survived by two daughters, Veronica Singel of Saranac
Lake, N.Y. and Deidre Macho of Brookfield and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Honan
Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown and at 9 am in St. Rose Church for a
Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in Newtown Village Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Lousia Wolfer Wieting, age 95, of 47 Church Hill Road, Washington Depot,
Conn., died in New Milford Hospital on Wednesday, May 5, 1999 after a brief
illness. She was the widow of Henry A. Wieting.
Mrs. Wieting was born on January 28, 1904 in Austria, daughter of George
and Anna Wolfer. She came to this country in 1923 and was employed by her
brother-in-law, Anton Preininger, a New York City real estate developer.
After her marriage, she moved to Islip, Long Island, N.Y. She came to New
Milford, Conn. in 1939. She later served as adviser and assisted in the
operation of the former F.A. Wieting Agency, Real Estate, Insurance, Builders
Mrs. Wieting was a strong supporter of animal welfare. She enjoyed
her cats, gardening and reading all of her life.
She leaves two sons, George W. Wieting and Fritz A. Wieting, both of
New Milford; a sister, Julia Aasland of New York City; a niece, Erna Zeunges
of Brookfield; a nephew, Paul Wolfer of Chicago, Ill. and family members
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. There are
no calling hours. Arrangements are by Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St.,
Stanley Emil Jacke
Stanley Emil Jacke, of Malvern, Pa. and Block Island, R.I., died on
May 3, 1999 at Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen C. Jacke (nee Van Deusen); three
sons, Doug Jacke of Palm Harbor, Fla., Peter Jacke of Mountain View, Calif.
and David Jacke of Leverett, Mass.; two daughters, Karen Jacke of Los Altos,
Calif. and Susan Littlefield of Block Island, R.I.; a brother, Howard Jacke
of Livingston, N.J.; two sisters, Erna Robinson of West Orange, N.J. and
Barbara Tuck of Norfolk, Va. and nine grandchildren. He was predeceased
by a brother, Wilbur Jacke.
Mr. Jacke served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II as a radar
technician on a destroyer escort, then graduated from Purdue University
in 1951 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He was an inventor and held
17 patents. He retired as executive vice president of SmithKline Beecham,
Philadelphia, Pa. and became president of his own consulting company, Aspen
Sonics, Inc. (ASI).
Mr. Jacke was a member and elder of the Paoli Presbyterian Church and
an associate member of the Harbor Baptist Church, Block Island, R.I. In
addition, he served on various boards including the Pennsylvania College
of Optometry, Bio-Plexus of Vernon, Conn., the Lewis Corp. of Oxford, Conn.
and African Rural Outreach and Development. He was the former president
of the Ultrasonic Manufacturers Association.
Mr. Jacke prided himself on being a raspberry farmer and composter
on Block Island.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service on
Saturday, 1 p.m., at the Paoli Presbyterian Church, 225 South Valley Road,
Paoli, Pa. A second service and interment will be held on Block Island
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory
to the Mission Committee of Paoli Presbyterian Church or the Anchor Fund
of Harbor Island Baptist Church, Block Island, R.I.
Vincent L. Pisano
Vincent L. Pisano died on Thursday, May 6, 1999 at the Yale New Haven
Hospital at the age of 72. He was the husband of Geneva R. Hartford Pisano
and lived at 8 Hillside Circle in Brookfield.
Mr. Pisano was born in Yonkers, N.Y. on December 14, 1926, son of Vincent
and Kathryn J. Darrow Pisano. He was educated in Yonkers and was a Navy
veteran of World War II, serving on submarines. Mr. Pisano was a truck
driver for Kimberly-Clark in New Milford.
He was a member of the American Legion and the Teamsters Local #677
in Waterbury, Conn. He was a member of St. Marguerite Church.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Vincent C. Pisano of New
Milford, Conn.; two daughters, Rosemary Galinski of Roxbury, Conn. and
Kathryn Dillon of New Milford; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
two half sisters, Roberta DeLea of Clinton, Conn. and Marion Murphy of
Southington, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m.
at St. Marguerite Bougeoys Church in Brookfield. Burial will be in Central
Cemetery in Brookfield.
Friends may call on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brookfield Funeral
Home, 786 Federal Road, Brookfield.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside
Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.
Kathryn R. Hyatt
Kathryn R. Hyatt, age 93, widow of the late Charles Kenneth Hyatt and
formerly of 69 Wolfpit Road, Norwalk, died at Wilton Meadows on May 5,
1999, where she had been a resident for two years.
A native of Norwalk, Mrs. Hyatt graduated from St. Mary School, Norwalk
High School and Merrill Business College. She was a retired office manager
of Heinbaugh Lumber Co. of Wilton. Always an active person, she had been
a member of the Catholic Daughters, St. Philip's Women's Society and Notre
Dame Guild, and was a former officer of Fairfield County Retired Persons
and held positions of corresponding secretary, welfare and publicity for
Mrs. Hyatt is survived by a son, Kenneth F. Hyatt of Norwalk; a daughter,
Mrs. Donald (Maryellen) Cheh of Bethel; four grandchildren, Heather (Hyatt)
Carusone and Kenneth Hyatt Jr., both of Norwalk, Kevin Cheh of Oxford and
Keith Cheh of New Fairfield; and four great-grandchildren, Michele and
Peter Carusone of Norwalk and Adam and Kyle Cheh of Oxford. She was predeceased
by her 4-year-old great-grandson, Michael Cheh of New Fairfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, 9 a.m., at St.
Philip's Church, 1 Fr. Conlon Place, Norwalk. Interment will follow at
Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Magner Funeral Home,
12 Mott Ave., Norwalk, Conn.
Contributions may be made to the WIN-WIN Foundation (for children with
multiple disabilities), P.O. Box 1125, Bethel, CT 06801 or to a favorite
Nicholas A. Krusky
Nicholas Krusky, 95, a former resident of Bridgewater, Conn., died
May 5, 1999 in Orlando, Fla. Mr. Krusky was predeceased by his wife Laura
VanKuren Krusky and also predeceased by two daughters, Margaret Wadell
and Marion Barker Fox. He is survived by his daughter, Helen Krusky Backman
of Danbury, Conn.
Mr. Krusky was predeceased by three brothers, Stephen Krasky, John
Krusky and Joseph Krusky, and also predeceased by three sisters, Margaret
Hager, Rose Rusnak and Verna Fredlund. He is survived by two brothers,
William Krusky of Bridgewater, Conn. and Andrew Krusky of Massachusetts.
Mr. Krusky is survived by his wife, Eleanor Kress Krusky, and her three
children, Elizabeth Smith and Mary Whitford, both of Orlando, Fla., and
Joseph Kress of North Carolina. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren, located in Connecticut, Florida
Mr. Krusky was a lifetime member of the Bridgewater Fire Department
and was a carpenter by trade.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, 11 a.m., at the Assembly
of God Church, 2740 East Michigan St., Orlando, Fla. Burial will follow
at the Highland Memorial Gardens in Apopka, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions be made to Bridgewater
Fire Department, Bridgewater, CT 06752 or American Cancer Society, 1999
Relay for Life, Bethel-N.K., 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.
Arthur C. Beckwith
Arthur C. Beckwith, 68, of Danbury died on Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at
Norwalk Hospital of leukemia.
Born in Stamford on November 3, 1930, he was the son of Mary C. McCormack
Beckwith and the late J. Gates Beckwith.
He resided in Stamford most of his life, moving to Danbury in 1966.
Mr. Beckwith was a retired machinist.
Survivors include his mother, Mary E. Beckwith of Stamford; his devoted
friend, Donald D. Byrne of Danbury; two aunts, Doris M. Conway of Brewerton,
N.Y. and Olive Beckwith of Norwich, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Helen McDonald
and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends whom he treasured
dearly. He was predeceased by a brother, James P. McDonald.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the
Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford. Sevices will
begin at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Blaine A. Edele,
pastor of the Union Memorial Church, Stamford, officiating. Interment will
be at Fairfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Oaklawn Ave., Stamford, Conn.
Memorial donations may be made to Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association,
90 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06897 or to the Leukemia Society of America
Inc., 102 Kings Highway East, Fairfield,CT 06430.
ATWOOD, John G., 73, of Redding, May 5, 1999. Memorial services will
be conducted at a later date.
BECKWITH, Arthur C.,68, of Danbury, May 5, 1999. CH:Saturday, 9 to 10
a.m. F:Saturday, 10 a.m. (Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home, Stamford)
BURWELL, Ruth Ellen,78, of Pawling, N.Y., May 4, 1999. F:Friday, 1 p.m.
(Horn & Thomes Funeral Home, Pawling)
GAEBE, Herbert M.,80, of Glastonbury, Conn., husband of Edwina Gaebe,
formerly of Danbury, May 3, 1999. F:Friday, 10 a.m., St. Dunstan's Church,
Manchester Road, Glastonbury, Conn. (Glastonbury Funeral Home)
GREEN, Charles C., 85, of Olive St., Danbury, May 4, 1999. There are
no calling hours. Funeral services will be private. (Cornell Memorial Home)
HYATT, Kathryn R.,93, formerly of Norwalk, mother of Maryellen Cheh
of Bethel, May 5, 1999. CH:Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. F:Saturday, 9 a.m., St.
Philip's Church, Norwalk. (Magner Funeral Home, Norwalk)
JACKE, Stanley Emil,of Malvern, Pa. and Block Island, R.I., May 3, 1999.
F:Saturday, 1 p.m., Paoli Presbyterian Church, Paoli, Pa. (Mauger-Givnish
Funeral Home, Malvern, Pa.)
KOMENT, William A.,89, of Nunnawauk Meadows, Newtown, May 4, 1999. CH:Friday,
6 to 8 p.m. F:Saturday, 11 a.m. (Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home)
KRUSKY, Nicholas A.,95, formerly of Bridgewater, May 5, 1999. F:Friday,
11 a.m., Assembly of God Church, Orlando, Fla.
LOUGHLIN, Veronica M., 82, of Newtown, May 5, 1999. CH: Friday 3 to
5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. F: Saturday 9 a.m., St. Rose Church,
Newtown. (Honan Funeral Home, Newtown)
McMAHON, Timothy F.,66, of Prange Road, Brookfield, May 3, 1999. F:Friday,
10 a.m., St. Marguerite Church, Brookfield. (Brookfield Funeral Home)
PISANO, Vincent L.,72, of Brookfield, May 6, 1999. CH:Sunday, 7 to 9
p.m. F:Monday, 10 a.m., St. Marguerite Church, Brookfield. (Brookfield
RYDER, William Edwin, 83, of Southbury, May 2, 1999. F: Friday at 10:30
a.m. at the Family Homestead. Ryder Farm, Starr Ridge Road, Brewster. (Beecher
Funeral Home, Brewster)
SHOWAH, Samuel M.,77, of Danbury, May 3, 1999. F:Friday, 10 a.m., St.
George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Danbury. (Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, Danbury)
WARD, Raymond W., 81, of Brewster, May 5, 1999. CH: Friday 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. F: Saturday 11 a.m. (Beecher Funeral Home, Brewster)
WIETING, Louisa Wolfer,95, of Washington Depot, May 5, 1999. Services
are private. (Lillis Funeral Home, New Milford)