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Agnes Lambert
2001-11-30
The death of Agnes E. (OíNeill) Lambert, 78, of Silcam Drive, Danbury, occurred at Harborside Glen Hill, Tuesday evening, Nov. 27, 2001. She was the beloved wife of Robert Lambert.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, March 11, 1923, daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Lockhart) OíNeill. She emigrated to this country in 1930, settling in Bayonne, N.J. She was a graduate of Bayonne High School.

Her marriage to Mr. Lambert was celebrated at St. Maryís Church, Glasgow, Scotland in 1947.

They made their home in Manhattan and later for 20 years in Queens before moving to Danbury in 1973.

Mrs. Lambert had been employed as a secretary for a heart physician in Manhattan and had worked for several years as a secretary for International Business Machines. Her later years were devoted to her home and family.

She was an active member of St. Gregory the Great Church, serving on its many committees and bazaars and also volunteered at the Pope John Paul Center for Health Care. Mrs. Lambert was an avid sports fan and follower of her three grandsonsí athletic careers.

Besides her husband, surviving are a daughter Rosemary C. Riepe and husband David of Danbury, her three grandsons, David Riepe of Rego Park, Queens, Andrew Riepe of Atlanta, and Douglas Riepe of Danbury; two cousins, Josephine Livingston of Glasgow and Agnes Ludwigson of Long Island, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Daniel OíNeill.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Church Friday at noon with the Rev. John Stronkowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Thursday (today) from 5 to 8 p.m.

Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Gregory the Great Church Development Fund, 85 Great Plain Road, Danbury 06811, or to Annís Place the home of ďI CANĒ, 1 Padanaram Road, Danbury, CT 06811 or to NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders) PO Box 8923, New Fairfield, CT 06812.

John P. Wiacek
2001-11-30
John P. Wiacek, 54, of Padanaram Road, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001 in Saratoga after being stricken while deer hunting, his favorite pastime.

Born Sept. 3, 1947 in New York, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Surovy) Wiacek of Danbury, Conn.

John was a 1965 graduate of Henry Abbott Technical School in Danbury. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in Virginia Beach, Va. until his honorable discharge in 1970.

For over 20 years, John has worked with the Sheet Metal Union. He started out with Local 83 of Albany and presently was a member of Local 38 of Brewster.

He married Susan (Robie) Wiacek on Oct. 4, 1980 in Georgetown, Conn. The couple enjoyed raising their family in the North County.

He was a member of the Concordia Menís Club of Danbury, and a member of the Pastimes Naval Club of Norfolk, Va. Besides deer hunting, he enjoyed fishing, boating, and Mets baseball.

Survivors, besides his wife of 21 years and his parents, include his three children, Kimberly A. Wiacek; Laura M. Wiacek and Thomas J. Wiacek, all of Bolton Landing; his grandson, Christopher Huck of Bolton Landing; one brother, Joseph Wiacek of Danbury, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at Alexander Funeral Home, Inc., 3809 Main Street, Warrensburg, N.Y.

Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Sister Linda Hogan, Parish Life Director of St. Ceciliaís RC Church, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the American Heart Association, or to the American Cancer Society in Johnís memory.

Elizabeth McCaffrey
2001-11-30
Elizabeth Newell McCaffrey, 74, of Brookfield, died Nov. 28, 2001 at Danbury Hospital.

She was born Aug. 22, 1927 in Passaic, N.J., to the late Richard Morris and Natalie Burleigh (Peters) McCaffrey. She was a 1945 graduate of Kimberly Academy and a graduate of Smith College, Class of 1949.

She was employed as a customer service representative for Peoples Bank at their Bethel branch for over 10 years.

She was active in the League of Women Voters and Newtown Democratic politics in the 1970s. She was a volunteer at the Brookfield Craft Center and the Brookfield Library, and past president of the Whisconier Village Condo Association for 20 years.

She is survived by her son, Thomas E. McCaffrey and his fiancee, Lillian G. Flaig of Brookfield; her sister, Joan Newell of New Milford; her grandson Hunter, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Catherine N. McCaffrey.

Private funeral services and burial will take place at the convenience of the family. The Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury, is in charge of the arrangements.

Friends will be received at her sonís home, 3 Rabbit Lane, Brookfield, Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Friends are asked to please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to The Brookfield Craft Center, Rt. 25, Brookfield, CT, 06804.

Ruth E. King
2001-11-30
The death of Ruth E. King, 78, of Lamp Post Drive, Danbury, occurred at Mediplex of Danbury on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001.

She was born in Stamford, Conn., Jan. 28, 1923, daughter of the late Irving and Anna Nau King. Most of her life was spent in New Canaan, Conn., and she was a graduate of New Canaan High School. Miss King moved to Danbury six years ago.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Surviving is her sister, Patricia K. Toepfer of Danbury, with whom she made her home, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Monday morning at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Daniel Wehmeier, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Beckhill Cemetery, Lewisboro, N.Y.

Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home Monday after 10 a.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Step of Faith of Immanuel Lutheran Church, 26 West Street, Danbury, CT 06810.

Raymond Linnhoff
2001-11-30
Raymond J. Linnhoff, Jr., 44, of 81 Mill Ridge Road, Danbury, died at his home Nov. 29, 2001.

He was born in Danbury, July 31, 1957, son of Virginia (Perrotti) Linnhoff of Danbury and the late Raymond J. Linnhoff, Sr. He attended local schools, and was employed by Raytheon Corp. up until his illness after 16 years of service. In his youth, he was very active in local sports.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Deborah Ann Mortimer of Shelbyville, Tenn., longtime companion Julieta Maloco of Danbury, two nieces, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street Danbury, Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery on Monday at 12 noon.

Friends will be received at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury, Saturday from 12 noon to the time of the service.

Contributions in his memory can be made to Praxair Cancer Center, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT 06810 or the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., PO Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06050.

Roshanda Curtis
2001-11-30
The death of Roshanda Curtis, 28, occurred at her home in Waterbury Nov. 23, 2001. She was formerly of Danbury.

Born in Danbury on June 21, 1973, daughter of Charles Cooper of Brookfield and Susan M. Curtis of Danbury, she attended Danbury schools.

Miss Curtis was a nursesí assistant at the Cheshire Convalescent Home in Cheshire, Conn., and was currently attending classes at Naugatuck Valley College to be come certified as a nursesí assistant.

Besides her parents, she is survived by two sons, Traquan Curtis and Zion Curtis, both of Waterbury, one brother, Ikon Curtis of West Yellowstone, Montana, two sisters, Geneen Curtis and Jazmein Curtis, both of Waterbury, her maternal grandmother Daneller Curtis of Danbury, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the New Hope Baptist Church, 10 Cherry St., Monday at noon with the Rev. Aaron Samuels officiating. Friends may call at the church Monday after 11:00. Burial will follow in Wooster Cemetery.

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

Martin Luszczak
2001-11-30
Martin Luszczak, 72, of Purchase Brook Road, widower of Christina (Carlson) Luszczak, died Wednesday evening at Waterbury Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Luszczak was born April 28, 1929 in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Martin and Stefania (Sienkowska) Luszczak. He attended local schools and moved to Southbury from Hempstead, Long Island with his first wife, Sofia. He was a mailman in Southbury for many years, delivering mail to Heritage Village before his retirement. He lived in Las Vegas before returning to Southbury a year ago.

Besides his former wife of Southbury, Martin is survived by a son, Richard Luszczak of Southbury, and two daughters, Arlene Luszczak of Thomaston and Paula Bulwidas of Middlebury. He also leaves four sisters: Anne Terhardt of Roosevelt, N.Y., Irene Kober of Orlando, FL, Eugenia Wassmer, of Plano, TX and Eleanor Boschock of Hempstead, N.Y. He also leave three grandchildren, Joshua Luszczak of Thomaston and Joseph and Daria Bulwidas of Middlebury. An infant son, Charles Luszczak, is deceased.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. at the Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 235 Main Street North Rts. 6 & 67. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery in Southbury. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Contributions in Martinís name may be made to a charity of the donorís choice.

Karen M. Fletcher
2001-11-29
Karen M. Fletcher, age 74, of Bridgeport, beloved wife of the late Walter F. Fletcher, died Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at St. Vincentís Medical Center in Bridgeport.

Born in Bridgeport, she was a lifelong resident and the daughter of late Michael and Mary Attick Macol. Karen was a former dress manager at Lernerís department store.

A lifelong member of St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church, she was a devoted and caring parishioner who was active in her church, having been a choir member, a founding Sunday school teacher, past president of St. Nicholas Womenís Organization, and volunteer cook for all the church bazaars and affairs in support of her church.

She was an avid bowler, bowling in the Nutmeg League as well as a loyal supporter and fund-raiser for the Shrinerís Pyramid Temple, and the Shrinerís Hillbilly Mamas.

She was a devoted and caring mother, grandmother and friend, especially to her lifelong friend Mary Showah. Survivors include her devoted children and their spouses: Patricia Boros and her husband Gary, of Monroe, Robin Jones and her husband Peter of Trumbull and Michael Fletcher and his wife Kathy of Bridgeport; 11 grandchildren, Brett, Tara and Katherine Boros, Reid Charlie, Jonathan, William and Christian Jones, and Kelly, Ashley and Lindsay Fletcher; a sister, Olga Betso and her husband George of Bridgeport; sisters-in-law Nabela David of Bethel, and Joyce DíAddario and her husband Peter of Trumbull; brother-in-law Robert Fletcher and his wife Dot of the Huntington section of Shelton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by brothers, John and Louis Macoli, sisters Ann Matysczak and Julie Wonneberger; and daughter-in-law Deneen Fletcher. Friends are invited to go DIRECTLY to St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. for the funeral officiated by Archpriest Matthew George assisted by Deacon Samuel Bal. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery. Calling hours on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main Street, Bridgeport. Trisagion service on Friday, 7 p.m. Donations can be made to St. Nicholas Scholarship Fund in memory of Karen.

George J. Davis
2001-11-29
George J. Davis, 91, of 6 Reservoir Street, Bethel, CT, husband of Alice (Abdella) Davis died on Monday evening, November 26, 2001 at the Pope John Paul II Center for Healthcare, Danbury, CT.

Mr. Davis was born in Moukhtara, Lebanon, November 17, 1910, a son of the late John and Rhoda (Rizk) Davis. He immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1912 sailing aboard the Olympic, the sister ship of the Titanic and settling in North Adams, MA. He attended schools in North Adams.

A World War II United States Army veteran, he enlisted in 1942 and was a member of the 23rd Mobile Repair & Reclamation Squad. He was a recipient of the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1945 with the rank of Sergeant.

He moved to tile area in 1947 coming from North Adams, MA. In early years, he operated the American Oriental Bread Bakery of Danbury and later owned and operated Davis Metal Craft Company where Mr. Davis was a craftsman fabricating, welding and installing ornamental ironworks.

Mr. Davis served on the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Bethel and was a former chairman. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Bethel, the American Legion of Bethel, the Disabled American Veterans of Danbury, the Ma-Asser Peace Society of Danbury and of St. Annís Melkite Catholic Church of Danbury.

In addition to his wife of 54 years, two sons, Richard L. Davis and his wife, Kathy Kurke of Yorktown, VA and James R. Davis of Boca Raton, FL, a brother, Louis Davis and his wife Shirley of North Adams, MA and a sister, Krimi Kahwagy of Bennington, VT survive him.

A sister, Helen Garner of North Adams, predeceased him.

The Rite of Burial will take place on Friday at 10AM in St Annís Melkite Church, 181 Clapboard Ridge Road (Route 39) Danbury, CT with the Rev. Basil R.A. Parent, officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Maryís Cemetery, Bethel with military honors.

Friends will be received in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home 9-11 Granville Avenue, Danbury on Thursday from 5PM-8PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Pope John Paul II Center for Healthcare Residentís Recreation Fund, 33 Lincoln Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810 would be greatly appreciated.

Agnes Lambert
2001-11-29
The death of Agnes E. (OíNeill) Lambert, 78, of Silcam Drive, Danbury, occurred at Harborside Glen Hill, Tuesday evening, Nov. 27, 2001. She was the wife of Robert Lambert.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, March 11, 1923, daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Lockhart) OíNeill. She emigrated to this country in 1930, settling in Bayonne, N.J. She was a graduate of Bayonne High School.

Her marriage to Mr. Lambert was celebrated at St. Maryís Church, Glasgow, Scotland in 1947.

They made their home in Manhattan and later for 20 years in Queens before moving to Danbury in 1973.

Mrs. Lambert had been employed as a secretary for a heart physician in Manhattan and had worked for several years as a secretary for internation business machines. Her later years were devoted to her home and family.

She was an active member of St. Gregory the Great Church, serving on its many committees and bazaars and also volunteered at the Pope John Paul Center for Health Care. Mrs. Lambert was an active sports fan and follower of her three grandsonís athletic careers.

Besidees her husband, surviving are a daughter Rosemary C. Riepe and husband David of Danbury, her three grandsons, David Riepe of Rego Park, Queens, Andrew Riepe of Atlanta, and Douglas Riepe of Danbury; two cousins, Josephine Livingston of Glasgow and Agnes Ludwigson of Long Island, NY. and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Daniel OíNeill.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Church Friday at noon with the Rev. John Stronkowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Thursday (today) from 5 to 8 p.m.

Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Gregory the Great Church Development Fund, 85 Great Plain Road, Danbury 06811, or to Annís Place the home of ďI CANĒ, 1 Padanaram Road, Danbury, CT 06811 or to NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders) Route 37, New Fairfield, CT 06812.


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