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Elizabeth W. Honan died at the emergency room of Danbury Hospital on Nov. 24, 2001 at the age of 81. She was the wife of the late William K. Honan and resided on Douglas Drive in Brookfield.
Mrs. Honan was born in Glastonbury on March 8, 1920, daughter of the late Richard James and Marjorie McCluskie Woodridge. She was a resident of Granite Drive in Norwalk for many years before moving to Brookfield 20 years ago.
Prior to her retirement, she was an administrative supervisor during the 1960s and 1970s, working in the Title Insurance Field in Norwalk and Wilton. She was also a devoted mother and homemaker.
She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Brookfield, a volunteer for the Salvation Army in Danbury, and an avid bridge player and fan of historic novels. Betty was a sponsor and a mentor known and loved by many in the AA community.
She is survived by her loving children and grandchildren: son Kevin and his wife Lynn of Kent, Conn., and daughter Kathleen Keeney of Clinton, Conn., and grandchildren Scott and Sean Honan, Peter K. Johnson and Alexis Keeney.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Rt. 133 in Brookfield. Burial will take place in St. John Cemetery, Norwalk, next to her beloved husband, who died in 1981. Friends may call at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Rd., Brookfield on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, Foster Street, Danbury, 06810.
He was born in Riverside, Conn., on Feb. 21, 1918, a son of the late Martin and Caroline (Cebula) Wilk. He was a graduate of Greenwich High School and the University of Connecticut, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in education and then went on to Western Connecticut State University, where he received a Master’s Degree in education.
As a young man, Mr. Wilk worked at the former Conyers Farm of Greenwich and served in the US Army during the Korean War and then became a school teacher, where he retired in 1982, from the Ridgefield school system.
Mr. Wilk was a member of St. Joseph Church and as an avid bowler, he played in bowling leagues in Danbury and Brookfield.
Besides his wife, he is survived by four children, Edward John Wilk of Springfield, Vt., Theodore Francis Wilk of Hillside, N.J., Carol Ann Wilk Lutz of Carmel, N.Y., and Martin Andrew Wilk of Monrovia, Calif., two grandchildren, Anna Rae Lutz and Erin Theresa Wilk, a brother and a sister, Edward W. Wilk and Elizabeth Peters, of Danbury, and a brother, Theodore T. Wilk, of Cos Cob, as well as a niece and two nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, John Wilk.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Danbury, on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury, on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
Mrs. Cordiner was born in West Mills, Maine, the daughter of the late Clinton and Queenie Merry. She was a former resident of West Haven and Danbury. Mrs. Cordiner was retired from the former Malley’s Department Store and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by a daughter, Jane C. Girdwood of Old Saybrook and three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be private. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. Contributions may be made to the Masonic Charity Fund, PO Box 70, Wallingford, CT, 06492.
Mrs. Sciano was born in New York City on July 25, 1911, a daughter of the late John and Angeline Muciaccia Mercurio. She lived, worked, and raised her family in New York City until her retirement in 1983. She was a resident of New Milford for the past 18 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Senior Center of New Milford.
Mrs. Sciano is survived by a son, George Starrett of Reno, Nev.; a daughter, Elaine Clark of Danbury; a sister, Antoinette Beygader of South Florida; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by a daughter, Antoinette Siepmann.
A memorial service will take place Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road, New Milford. No calling hours.
Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.
Barbara Lee Johnson
Mrs. Johnson was born in Greenwich, CT on April 19, 1928, a daughter of the late Robert A. and Mary Maher Lee.
She was involved in the establishment of the Ridgefield Family “Y”; volunteered at Norwalk Hospital for fifteen years; and was a communicant at St. Mary’s Church in Ridgefield for many years and also Sacred Heart Church in Georgetown.
Survivors include her son, Lee W. Johnson of Danbury; two daughters, Wendy Johnson Perry of Lowell, MA; and Lynne Johnson Briody of Ridgefield; one sister, Dorothy Pitt of Florida; one brother, Robert Lee of Florida; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Johnson was also predeceased by two sisters, Jane Murphy and Elizabeth Lee and a brother, Frederick Lee.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, at 11 AM in Sacred Heart Church, Georgetown. The interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ridgefield.
Friends may call at the Bouton Funeral Home, 31 West Church Street, Georgetown on Sunday, from 4 to 8 PM.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Johnson may be made to either the Whittingham Cancer Center, c/o Norwalk Hospital, 30 Stevens Street, Norwalk, CT 06850 or to the Visiting Nurse Association of Ridgefield, 90 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877.
Kenneth H. Power
He was born July 27, 1923 in Milwaukee, WI to Harry S. Power and Olive Helf Power. He was a long time resident of New Milford, CT, moving to AZ in 1999.
He served in the US Army Air Corps as an aerial photographer during WW II in China, Burma and India. Subsequently, he attended the University School of Fine Arts and worked as a free lance illustrator in the New York City area and also the school system in CT. Ken’s artistry and conversation will be dearly missed by all that knew him.
He is survived by multiple cousins in Arizona and Wisconsin
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, November 27, at 10:230 AM at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2929 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix AZ 85016.
Dorothy S. McDermott
Predeceased by her father, she is survived by her mother, Margaret of Sandy Hook, CT; two sisters, Tricia Koestner of Sandy Hook, and Roberta McDermott of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY; a niece, Elizabeth; and a nephew, Eric.
A Mass of the Resurrection, will be celebrated Monday, at 10 AM at the Church of the Transfiguration, Broadway, Tarrytown, NY.
Friends may call at the Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, 64 Ashford Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY on Sunday from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Mary J. Sauer
She was born in Danbury, September 28, 1924, a daughter of the late Harry C. and Mary J. (Rapp) Leverich. Mary had been a lifetime Danbury resident and was a graduate of Danbury schools.
Mary is survived by her son, Frank Sauer and his wife, Nancy of Roxbury; a sister, Grace Lattin of New Milford; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, John Leverich.
Funeral services will be held at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Tuesday morning at 10:30 AM. Burial will take place in Elmwood Cemetery, Bethel. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, on Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.
Frances M. Barbari
Born in Danbury, October 22, 1921, she was the daughter of the late George and Caroline (Dolinsky) Shuflata. Mrs. Barbari was a US Marine Corps veteran, serving in WW II from 1942 to 1944. She had been employed by Davis & Geck Co., as a clerk, retiring in 1986 after 27 years of service. She was a member of St. Gregory the Great Church in Danbury and of its senior group.
She is survived by a sister, Catherine Trocola of Danbury; devoted friend, Lucille Gagne of Danbury, Sister-in-law, Bertha Shuflata of FL; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Church, Monday morning at 10 AM. Burial will follow in Wooster Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Sunday from 4 to 7 PM.
Contributions may be made to St. Gregory the Great Living Trust Fund, 85 Great Plain Road, Danbury, CT 06811 or to the Danbury Animal Welfare Society, PO Box 971, Danbury, CT 06813.
Richard J. Callahan
Richard Callahan was born in Brooklyn, NY. He was the son of Cecilia and James Callahan of Chicago and had one brother and two sisters. He grew up in Chicago and graduated from Loyola University. He lived in CT for many years where he ran several successful publishing businesses for the wire and cable industry with his wife Harriet Callahan. Harriet and Richard retired to Greensboro, NC in 1996.
He is survived by five children, Kevin Callahan of Richmond, VA; Susan Callahan of Seattle, WA, Robby Hackert of Thomaston, CT, Donna Ellis of Graham, NC and Wendy Burchard of Midlothian VA; eight grandchildren, Christopher 14, Jamie 12, Thomas 7, Derek 14, Brad 12, Conner 10, Jenna 9 and Kelly 7.
Memorials can be made to the Crohns & Colitis Research Center of America, 386 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016.
Arrangements were made through Hanes-Lineberry North Elm Chapel, 515 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Funeral: Private service will be held.
Memorials: May be made in her name and her hard-fought battle to the American Heart Association, MAA Memorial and Tribute, Processing Center, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058.
Cynthia Loyce Gibson Bradley was born May 31, 1942 in Fort Worth, and was the daughter of Loyce and Lora Dean Gibson, both of whom preceded her in death. She moved to Bluffton in May from New Milford. She graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth in 1960, and attended North Texas State University. She was a DEB and voted one of the ten most beautiful women in Texas during college. She was a legal secretary throughout most of her professional career, enjoyed a short game of golf and playing the piano, but her passion was fishing.
Survivors: Loving sons, Rex Howard Bradley of Bluffton, S.C. and Sean Bradley of New Milford; daughter, Juliette Bradley of New Milford; brothers who adored her, Ricky Gibson of Fort Worth and Howard Gibson of Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters who reveled in her company, Dianne Gibson of Fort Worth and Winnie Gibson of Las Vegas; a respected mother-in-law, Mary Alice Baker of Dallas; brother-in-law, Rev. Bruce Bradley of Dallas; two grandchildren who worshipped her, Jessica Dean Bradley and Tyler Brook Bradley of New Milford, and several nieces and nephews.
Betty C. Coley
Mrs. Coley is also survived by a son, Horace R. Purdy, Jr., of Norwalk, 2 sisters, Phyllis Zagarella and Florence Duckworth, both of Danbury, 2 brothers, Alfred Leas of Norwalk and Roger Leas of Justin, Texas, and a dear friend, Jean Schmalling of Danbury.
Services will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 11 AM at the Lighthouse Baptist Church, 4 Bayne St., Norwalk with interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk. There are no visiting hours. The Magner Funeral Hone, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk, is handling arrangements.
Rita A. Coulsey
Mrs. Coulsey was born in Bridgeport July 12, 1931, a daughter of Doris (Rivet) Dorsey of Monroe, CT and the late Paul Short. She was a graduate of Harding High School, She has been a resident of Newtown the past 40 years. For many years, Mrs. Coulsey and her late husband owned and operated the Newtown Package Store.
Mrs. Coulsey dedicated her life to the care and well being of animals.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by 2 daughters, Sandra Smith of Woodbury and Ramona Coulsey of Southbury, a grandson, Matthew Smith and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday November 30, 2001 at 8:OO pm in the Honan Funeral Home 58 Main St. Newtown. Private Cremation will take place at Mountain Grove Crematory, Bridgeport. Friends may call after 6:00 pm Friday.
She was born in Wismar, Germany on Feb. 19, 1928, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hassefeldt and received her education there. Mrs. Ernsteins came to the United States in 1951. She attended the Lutheran Church in Florida and in Danbury.
Her survivors are her devoted sons: Harald of Katonah, NY and Rainer P. of Woodbury, CT, her loving grandchildren Nolan, Jake, Kerry, Stephanie and Chelsea, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury on Friday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Daniel Wehmeier, Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Amawalk Cemetery in Somers, NY next to her beloved husband who dies in 1978. Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street Danbury on Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Thomas M. Scales, M.D.
Dr. Scales was born in Brooklyn, NY August 16, 1943. He earned a bachelor of science and a master in engineering from City College New York and a medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. He was a distinguished physician, renowned among his colleagues and friends as a champion of patients in poor and underserviced areas, as well as a caring mentor and inspirational leader. His presence and guidance will be deeply missed by all. God Bless Thomas Scales, M.D.
Dr. Scales is survived by his beloved wife, Joan P. Scales; two cherished children, Thomas Patrick Scales and Whitney-Ann Scales; one sister, Ellen Scales, four sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Rose, Noreen McGuire, Kathleen Mullally, and Virginia Hallinan; eight loving nieces and nephews; and five great-nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, New Milford.
Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford, on Wednesday, from 6 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Sisters of Saint Joseph, Brentwood, New York 11717-5587.
Maggie M. Tarlton
Maggie is survived by her husband, Tary Tarlton; two sons, Tary Tarlton, Jr. and Jason Tarlton; her parents, Mary and Jim Montgomery, of Brewster, Mass., a sister, Susan Smalkais, and her husband Chris of Monroe; a nephew Collin, and niece Isabella.
Maggie was born February 13, 1959 in Greenwich, Conn. She had a passion for horses and took part in many equestrian activities in the area. She was always surrounded by cherished family and friends who will miss her greatly. She will be remembered as a caring and generous person who spread much love to those around her.
A Memorial service will be held at The Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church Street, Roxbury on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m.
Memorial contributions in Maggie’s memory may be made to New Milford VNA Hospice Program, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776.
Leonel F. Enteado
He was born in Taunton, Mass., May 13, 1917. He moved to Portugal at the age of 4 and resided there until he moved to Connecticut in 1939. He joined the US Army in 1941 and served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during WWII.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Sal Enteado and his wife, Natalie of Danbury; two grandsons, Keith Enteado of Danbury and Craig Enteado and his wife, Michelle of North Kingston, RI; two great grand daughters, Nicole and Emma of North Kingston; a brother, Carlos Enteado of Danbury; a sister, Lourdes Gomes of Portugal and several nieces & nephews. Mr. Enteado was predeceased by a son, Avelino “Lino” Enteado in May of 2001.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Danbury, on Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Tuesday (today) from 5 to 8 p.m.
Contributions may be made to Grupo Filantropico de Vila Franca da Serra, c/o Armando Bernando, 12 Laura Dr., Danbury, CT 06811 or to: Sons of Portugal Scholarship Fund, c/o Portuguese Cultural Center, 65 Sand Pit Road, Danbury, CT 06810.
John H. Honeck
Mr. Honeck was born August 20, 1906 in New York City to John G. W. and Louise (Boedicker) Honeck. He graduated from Mt. Vernon schools and attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Mr. Honeck was Marine Dispatcher for Mobil Oil Corp. in New York City for 31 years retiring in 1963. He then became Administrative Specialist for American Trading Corp in New York City for eight years, retiring in 1971.
Mr. Honeck had been a long time resident of Mt. Vernon before moving to Manasquan, NJ in 1966. He had lived in Brewster since 1999.
Mr. Honeck is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John A. and Joan of Redding, CT and Richard B. and Rosemarie of Brewster, six grandchildren, Virginia Lomasncy, John A. Honeck, Jr., Richard B. Honeck, Jr., Jeffrey Honeck, John L. Honeck and Lynn Buss, also nine great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Friday, November 30, 2001 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Brewster, North Main St., Brewster. Interment following at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY. Friends may call at the Beecher Funeral Home 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster on Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 220 Route Six, Mahopac, NY 10541.
COLEY, Betty C., 76, of Weston, Nov. 18, 2001. F: Friday, 11 a.m., Lighthouse Baptist Church, Norwalk. (Magner Funeral Home, Norwalk)
CORDINER, Dorothy Merry, 91, of Wallingford, Nov. 20, 2001. F: Private (Beecher & Bennett, Hamden).
COULSEY, Rita A., 70, of Sandy Hook, Nov. 26, 2001. CH: Friday, 6 p.m. F: Friday, 8 p.m. at the funeral home (Honan Funeral Home, Newtown)
DALESSIO, Jennie M., 89, formerly of Danbury, Nov. 26, 2001. CH: Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m. F: Thursday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Church (Green Funeral Home)
DAVIS, George J., 91, of Bethel, Nov. 26, 2001. CH: Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. F: Friday, 10 a.m., St. Ann’s Melkite Church, Danbury. (Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, Danbury)
ENTEADO, Leonel F., 84, of Danbury, Nov. 26, 2001. F: Wednesday, 11 a.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Danbury. (Green Funeral Home)
ERNSTEINS, Hannelore, 73, formerly of Danbury, Nov. 26, 2001. CH: Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. F: Friday, 10 a.m. at the funeral home. (Cornell Memorial Home, Danbury)
HONAN, Elizabeth W., 81, of Brookfield, Nov. 24, 2001. F: Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Church, Brookfield (Brookfield Funeral Home)
HONECK, John H., 95, of Brewster, Nov. 26, 2001. CH: Wednesday and Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. F: Friday, 11 a.m., First Baptist Church of Brewster (Beecher Funeral Home)
MAUCERE, Jane, 86, of Ridgefield, Nov. 24, 2001. CH: Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m. F: Thursday, 10:30 a.m., St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Ridgefield. (Kane Funeral Home, Ridgefield)
MITCHELL, Elsie (Coffin), 99, of New Milford, Nov. 23, 2001. (Lillis Funeral Home)
SANTORE, Earl “Coach,” 91, of Danbury. CH: Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. F: Friday, time to be announced. (The Tomlinson Homestead, Danbury)
SCALES, Thomas M., M.D., 58, of New Milford, Nov. 25, 2001. CH: Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m. F: Thursday, 10:30 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, New Milford. (Lillis Funeral Home)
SCIANO, Esther, 90, of New Milford, Nov. 23, 2001. F: Wednesday, 11 a.m., United Methodist Church, New Milford. (Lillis Funeral Home)
WILK, Frank Peter, 83, of Danbury, Nov. 24, 2001. F: Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Church, Danbury. (Green Funeral Home)
CH: Calling hours. F: Funeral services.
Mrs. Maucere was born in Hastings, Penn., April 14, 1915, a daughter of the late Rosario and Laura (Pagano) Morealli. She attended schools in Pennsylvania.
In 1935, Mrs. Maucere moved with her family to Brooklyn, New York where she resided for 30 years prior to moving to Ridgefield.
Mrs. Maucere was a retired seamstress with the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. She was active in the Foster Grandparent program, the Homemaker’s Group of Ridgefield, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and of St. Elizabeth Seton Church, all of Ridgefield.
In addition to her husband and son, both of Ridgefield, her daughter survives her in law, Joanne, four grandchildren, Roseanne Thomas, Bartholomew Mauceri, Jr., Joseph C. Mauceri and Diana Marie Mauceri, a great granddaughter, Amelia Rose.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Ridgefield.
Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ridgefield.
Friends will be received in the Kane Funeral Home 41 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Maucere’s memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Ridgefield, 90 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Fairfield County Chapter, 607 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851-1758