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William L. Hard

William "Bill" Hard, age 71, a retired American Airlines Pilot, died Friday, November 3, 2000 in the Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT. Mr. Hard was the husband of the late Suzy (Gregg) Hard and resided on Russett Rd. in Sandy Hook, CT.

He was born in New York City, July 5, 1929, a son of the late Anson and Florence (Bourne) Hard. He was raised on Long Island and had been a resident of Sandy Hook since 1984. Mr. Hard was a graduate of Green Vale School, Promfret School and the University of Southern California College of Aeronautics.

Mr. Hard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and became a pilot for American Airlines following his military service. He was based in New York for most of his career with American Airlines, except for a period from 1970 to 1983 when he flew out of San Diego, CA. During this time he lived in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

Mr. Hard retired from American Airlines in 1989 as a Captain in the number one seniority position. Some of the highlights of his tenure with American Airlines include the honor of flying public relations tours in the Ford Tri-Motor, which is now hanging in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. In addition, he was chosen to ferry BAC-111's from England to New York via the polar route. He logged over 40,000 flight hours, roughly 4 1/2 years, flying Convairs, DC-6, DC-7, 720, 727, 767 and the Ford Tri-Motor.

He was a member of the Grey Eagles and Ducks Unlimited. Mr. Hard loved Yacht racing and belonged to the Seawanhaka Yacht Club on Long Island for many years. He was founder of Hard Sails, Inc. in 1950 (now North Sails).

Mr. Hard is survived by a son, William Hard Jr. of Cardiff, CA; a daughter, Laurie Downing of Newport, Oregon; 2 brothers, Frederick Hard of Stamford, CT and Kenneth Hard of Boyton Beach, FL; a sister, Florence Hughes of Boyton Beach, FL and 4 grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Main St., Newtown, CT Saturday November 11, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. Contributions may be made to Dr. Philip DiSaia's Cancer Research Fund, c/o U.C. Irvine Medical Center, Bldg. 23, Rm. 403, 101 City Dr., Orange, CA 92869. Arrangements by the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown, CT.

Nancy Holt

Nancy Ann Holt, age 68, of New Milford, died on Monday at the New Milford Hospital. She was the wife of the late John W. Holt.

Mrs. Holt was born in Portchester, NY, February 6, 1932, a daughter of the late Raymond and Helen (Millman) Hargrove. She moved to Stamford, CT in her teen years, and previously resided in Bethel before moving to New Milford in 1986.

Mrs. Holt was employed by G.E. Capital Corp., Danbury for 11 years, retiring three years ago, and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, New Milford.

She is survived by one daughter: Tracey Vater, of New Milford, four sons: Thomas Holt, of Ridgefield; John Holt, of Virginia; Dennis Holt, of Norwalk; and Gary Holt, of Brooklyn, NY; one sister: Katherine Beck, of California; four grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Holt was predeceased by her son, David Holt.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, November 10th, at the First Assembly of God Church, New Milford, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be private, and at the convenience of the family.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Milford Hospital Cancer Center, c/o the New Milford Hospital Foundation, 49 East Street, New Milford, CT 06776.

The Colonial Funeral Home, 87 Park Lane Road, New Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Richard C. Russo Sr.

Richard Cory Russo Sr., age 57, of Bethel, died Monday at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Judith Birdsall Russo.

He was bom in Brooklyn, NY on August 14, 1943, a son of the late Gildo and Nomma Nelson RUSSO. A longtime Bethel resident, Mr. RUSSO was a General Partner and Vice President of Craftsmen Excavation, Inc. An avid trap shooter, he was a member of the Seymour Fish & Game Club, the Wolcott Gun Club, and the Pahquioque Gun Club. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge and the Amerigo Vespucci Society. Mr. Russo was a parishioner of St. Mary Church in Bethel.

Besides his wife of 28 years, he is survived by his son, Richard C. Russo, Jr. and his wife Gloria of Brookfield; 2 daughters, Brandi Caraluzzi and her husband, Steven of Brookfield; Kerri Russo of New Milford; a sister, Dee Mondo of Bethel; and 2 granddaughters.

At the family's request, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897-2523.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 9, 2000 at 10:00 AM at the Church of St. Mary, Bethel. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. The family will received friends at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

James F. Tawyer

James F. Tawyer, age 88, of New Fairfield, died on Monday evening at the Heritage Heights Care Center, Danbury. He was the husband of Leona M. (Fairchild) Tawyer.

Mr. Tawyer was born August 15, 1912, in Griswold, CT, a son of the late Augustus and Anna L. (Spalding) Tawyer. He grew up in the Danielson and Brooklyn, CT areas, attending schools there.

He moved to Danbury at the age of 16, and was employed in the hatting industry for over 15 years. Mr. Tawyer was also employed as a fire man on the Berkshire Railway, which ran from Danbury to Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

In addition to his wife of 67 years, Mr. Tawyer is survived by three daughters: Carol R. Nagy, of New Fairfield; Judy M. Tiburske, of Brookfield; and Janice F. Bristol, of Rocky Mount, VA; two sisters: Ida Piskura, of Florida; and Violet Stenton, of Danbury; 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours.

Funeral services will be private.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Tawyer's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association/Fairfield County Chapter, 607 Main Avenue, Norwalk CT 06851, or to Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 30 West Street, Danbury, CT 06810.

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

Anna M. Dorr

Anna M. Dorr, 92, formerly of 27 Lincoln Lane, Ridgefield, wife of the late John Dorr, died on Monday, November 6, 2000 at the Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center, Bennington, VT.

Mrs. Dorr was born in the Bronx, New York, September 13, 1908, a daughter of the late Henry and Margaret (Singer) Rice and attended New York schools.

She was a retired telephone operator having been last employed by AT&T.

A former member of St. Mary's Church of Ridgefield, she was also a member of the Telephone Pioneer Workers Association.

Her son, Paul Dorr of Ridgefield; a daughter, Ann Nolan of Pownal, VT and her husband Donald as well as ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren survive her.

A stepdaughter, Rosemary Wood, predeceased her in 1999.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Ridgefield.

Burial will follow in the Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven, Hawthorne, New York.

Friends will be received in the Kane Funeral Home, 41 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Contributions in Mrs. Dorr's memory may be made to the AIzheimer's Association of Fairfield County, 611 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880.

Deaths

BEACH, Jerome, 60, of Danbury, Nov. 2, 2000. CH: Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m. F: Thursday, 11 a.m., at the funeral home. (Tomlinson Homestead, Danbury)

CAPOSSELA, Katherine F., 47, of North Salem, NY, Nov. 7, 2000. CH: Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. F: Saturday, 11:30 a.m., St. Joseph's Church, Croton Falls, NY. (Beecher Funeral Home, Brewster, NY)

CARROLL, Marjorie A., 80, of Deer Hill Arms, Danbury, Nov. 5, 2000. CH: No calling hours. F: Wednesday, 11 a.m., St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Ridgebury. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)

DORR, Anna M., 92, mother of Paul Dorr of Ridgefield, Nov. 6, 2000. CH: Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m. F: Thursday, 10 a.m., St. Mary's Church, Ridgefield. (Kane Funeral Home, Ridgefield)

HANNA, Thomas L., 57, of 161 Main St., Danbury, Nov. 6, 2000. CH: Thursday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. F: Thursday, 7:30 p.m., at the funeral home. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)

HARD, William "Bill", 71, of Russett Rd., Sandy Hook, Nov. 3, 2000. F: Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Newtown. (Honan Funeral Home, Newtown)

HOLT, Nancy Ann, 68, of New Milford, Nov. 6, 2000. CH: No calling hours. F: Memorial services, Friday, 10 a.m., First Assembly of God Church, New Milford. (Colonial Funeral Home, New Milford)

LEWIS, Helen Kime, 76, of Ridgefield, Oct. 18, 2000. F: A celebration of her life, Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m., in the Dayton Program Room of the Ridgefield Library.

O'CONNOR, Genevieve (Grund), 89, of 167 Whisconier Rd., Brookfield, Nov. 4, 2000. F: Private services. (Lillis Funeral Home, New Milford)

OLSEN, Olaf, formerly of Ward Acres, Ridgefield, Sept. 5, 2000. F: Memorial Service, Saturday, 2 p.m., Ridgebury Congregational Church, Ridgefield. (Kane Funeral Home, Ridgefield)

RETALIS, Robin Jean, 44, of Roxbury, Nov. 6, 2000. CH: Friday, 5 to 9 p.m. F: Saturday, 9 a.m., St. Peter's Church, Danbury. (Tomlinson Homestead, Danbury)

SCHRIVER, Mary W. (Hood), 82, of Stony Hill Rd., Brookfield, Nov. 5, 2000. CH: Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. F: Thursday, 9:15 a.m., from the funeral home to St. Joseph's Church, Brookfield, for 10:00 a.m. Mass. (Cornell Memorial Home, Danbury)

SULLIVAN, Sherry (Cauxx), 56, sister of Grace Genest of Bethel, Nov. 5, 2000. CH: Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. F: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Stevens Memorial United Methodist Church, So. Salem, NY. (Kane Funeral Home, Ridgefield)

TAWYER, James F., 88, of New Fairfield, Nov. 6, 2000. CH: No calling hours. F: Private. (Hull Funeral Home, Danbury)

Rose Marie Fox
2000-12-05
Rose Marie Fox, age 84, of Woodbury, CT, formerly of Greenwich, on December 3, 2000 at Norwalk Hospital.

Born in Maynard, Ohio, November 21, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Anna Skovron Klaker.

She was predeceased by her husband, James Fox, 1991. She was also predeceased by 2 brothers, John and Joseph Skovron, and by 4 sisters, Edna Krampa, Elizabeth Verrastro, Josephine Fudale, Bertha Kucharski.

She is survived by a son, William Lemons of Woodbury, Conn. and 2 daughters, Phyllis Bodnar of Danbury, Conn, Dian Mecca of Norwalk, Conn.; 1 brother, Walter Skovron of Greenwich; 4 sisters, Mary Donley of Commack, Long Island, N.Y., Connie Laganegro of Port Chester, N.Y., Dorothy Carino of Greenwich, Jean Nethercott of Greenwich. Also survived by four grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.

Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Paul’s R.C. Church, Glenville. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Greenwich. Friends may call at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich, Tuesday, (today), 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Lung Association of CT, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108-3272.

George K. Miller
2000-12-05
George K. Miller Sr., 70, husband of Elizabeth E. “Ellamay” (Hulse) Miller, of Tamarack Ave., Danbury, died at the Danbury Hospital on Monday, December 4, 2000.

He was born in Danbury, December 9, 1929, son of the late Ward B. and Grace (Ridgeway) Miller. Mr. Miller had been a lifetime Danbury resident and was a retired security officer, having worked for the Davis & Geck Co. in Danbury for several years.

He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Miller had also served as a constable for the City of Danbury for many years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Georgette Navarra of South Kent and Katherine Bresson and her husband Tom of Southbury; a son, George K. Miller Jr. and his wife Tara of Danbury; a sister, Marion DeLuca of Danbury; 5 grandchildren, Katrice Bogie, Steven Navarra, Mariette Navarra, Thomas Bresson Jr. and Melissa Bresson and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Ward B. Miller and Donald Miller. Funeral Services will be held at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

James J. McManus
2000-12-05
James J. McManus, 83, of 15 Fairview Avenue, Ridgefield, husband of Patricia (Potter) McManus, died on Sunday, December 3, 2000 at the Danbury Hospital.

Mr. McManus was born in Ridgefield, March 27, 1917, a son of the late Peter A. and Mary E. (Connelly) McManus. In early years, Mr. McManus attended Ridgefield schools, St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, Conn. and graduated from the former Ridgefield Boys School.

He was a builder by trade; first being associated with his family in the Peter A. McManus & Sons Building Contractors and in later years owned and operated the James J. McManus Building Contractor Company of Ridgefield.

Mr. McManus in 1960, became the Assistant Building Official for the Town of Ridgefield and then in 1970 became the Building Inspector for the Town of Ridgefield, a position he held until his retirement in 1990.

Over the years, Mr. McManus received certificates of achievement in the building and inspection areas from various professional and educational organizations; namely, the New England Association of Fire Marshals, the Building Officials Code Administrators International, the University of Connecticut Institute of Public Service, the State of Connecticut Continuing Education Program, the CT Building Officials Association and the National Academy of Code Administrators.

Mr. McManus was involved in the building of many area buildings including the Girl Scout Facility of Ridgefield, the Veterans Park School, the Ridgefield Gym and the former Manresa Retreat.

He was widely respected for his expertise in the building trades and through it developed many friends and followers by his ability to help homeowners and builders achieve what the State of Connecticut Building Code required. A World War II US Navy veteran, Mr. McManus served with the Sea Bees.

Mr. McManus served the Town of Ridgefield as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Tax Review. He was a member of the Marquette Council Knights of Columbus of Ridgefield as well as St. Mary’s Church.

In addition to his spouse of 59 years, he is survived by four daughters, Michele Masi and her husband John of Danbury, Eileen Dempsey and her husband Edward of Avon, CT, Maureen Gawlik and her husband Richard of Andover, MA and Sheenah Mische and her husband Philip of Ridgefield; two sons, Peter McManus and his wife Angela of Danbury and Mark McManus and his wife Elizabeth of Ridgefield; a sister, Monica Ustie of Danbury and a brother, Frederick McManus of Whitestone, VA; as well as 20 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A sister, Jeanette Jones and 2 brothers, Richard McManus and Joseph McManus, predeceased him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Ridgefield. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ridgefield, with military honors.

Friends will be received in the Kane Funeral Home, 41 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Contributions in Mr. McManus’ memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Assoc. of Ridgefield, 90 East Ridge or to the Ridgefield Fire Dept., Ambulance Fund, 6 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877.

Josephine H. Baker
2000-12-05
Josephine H. Baker, 100, formerly of Myrtle Avenue, Danbury and Ridgefield, died Sunday, December 3, 2000 at Beacon Brook Health Care in Naugatuck. She was the wife of the late Louis F. Baker.

Born June 5, 1900 in Ridgefield, CT, she was a daughter of the late Edward J. and Susan (Shea) Hurst. She was a graduate of Danbury Normal School and New Britain Teachers College with a BA degree.

Mrs. Baker was employed by the Ridgefield Board of Education and taught at Ridgefield High School from 1928 to 1949. She traveled extensively and collected and sold antiques in Ridgefield. After the death of her late husband, she moved to Danbury and was a member of St. Joseph Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Thursday morning at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield, CT.

There are no calling hours. The Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Father Baker’s Home for Crippled Children, Lackawana, NY.

Sharon E. Fagan
2000-12-04
Sharon E. Fagan, 40, of 339 Barrack Hill Road, Ridgefield, wife of Robert O’Sullivan Fagan, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2000, at the Norwalk, CT Hospital.

Mrs. Fagan was born in Minden, LA, March 22, 1960, a daughter of Norman J. Cone Jr. of Minden, LA and Dorothy (Rogers) Cone of Ridgefield, CT.

She attended Minden schools and graduated from Centenary College of Shreveport, LA with a BS in Accounting.

Upon graduation from Centenary she moved to New York City where she accepted a position with a New York accounting. firm.

A resident of Ridgefield for the past ten years coming from New York, she was a volunteer for the Meals On Wheels Program, a member of St. Mary’s Church and of its Young Mothers Club.

Sharon enjoyed sewing, home renovation planning and interior design. She most especially enjoyed her husband, children, family and friends and was most proud to be called “Mom”. She will be long remembered as the most perfect mom a child could hope for.

Surviving Sharon also are two sons, Robert O. Fagan and Patrick A. Fagan; a daughter, Sharon Elizabeth Fagan all of Ridgefield; two sisters, Terri Cone of Ridgefield and Cynthia Webb of New Orleans, LA; a brother, Norman Cone III of Minden, LA; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Ridgefield with the Rev. Robert P. Morrissey, pastor, officiating.

Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ridgefield.

Friends will be received in the Kane Funeral Home, 41 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield on Wednesday from 4 p.m.-8 p.m.

Contributions in Sharon’s memory may be made to the Fagan Children Trust Fund, The Ridgefield Bank, 150 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877.

Elizabeth M. Staples
2000-12-04
Elizabeth M. Staples, age 90, wife of the late Stanley Staples of 26 Diamond Drive, Newtown CT, died in her home Saturday, December 2, 2000.

She was born in New York City September 28, 1910, daughter of the late John K. and Mathilde (Stelling) Ropke. Mrs. Staples was a graduate of New York Teachers College. A resident of Newtown since 1976, she had previously lived for many years in Rockville Center, NY.

She is survived by 2 nephews and their wives, Franklin P. Payne of Baldwin, NY and Jeffrey B. Payne of Deer Park, NY; 1 niece Jane Payne of Newtown, CT. Also 5 great-nieces and great-nephews, Janice Stock, Charles, Christine, Cynthia, and Christopher Payne.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown, CT.

Irene (Jennings) Grisell
2000-12-04
Irene (Jennings) Grisell, 80, of 15 Brown’s Forge Road, Gaylordsville, died Sunday at Sharon Hospital, Sharon, CT.

She was born in Kent, CT January 19, 1920, a daughter of the late Clarence and Lucy (Seger) Jennings. She was a graduate of the former Kent High School, moved to New Milford in 1942 and had been a Therapy Aide at the Harlem Valley State Hospital in Wingdale, NY from 1950 to her retirement in 1975.

She is survived by one daughter, Susan I. Grisell and one sister, Annie Jennings, both of New Milford; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kent. Interment in Morningside Cemetery, Gaylordsville.

Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Lucy M. Lavelle
2000-12-04
Miss Lucy M. Lavelle, 84, of 58 Fairmont Drive, Danbury, died Sunday, December 3, 2000 at her home.

Born September 9, 1916 in Danbury, she was a daughter of the late Vito and Mary (Carlo) Lavelle. She was a longtime Barden Corp. employee retiring after numerous years of service. She was also a member of St. Joseph Church and AARP.

Miss Lavelle is survived by two sisters, Vita Rotella and Rosemary Lavelle, both of Danbury; a niece, Virginia Hatcher; and three nephews, James, William and Jonathan Lavelle. She was predeceased by her three brothers, Vincent J. “Jimmy” Lavelle, Michael Lavelle and Angelo Lavelle.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Contributions in Miss Lavelle’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06050 or I Can, 1 Padanaram Rd., Danbury, CT 06811.

Jean M. Parks
2000-12-04
Jean Marye Parks, age 54, of Patterson, NY, died on Saturday at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of James E. Parks.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Parks is survived by 2 daughters: Kimberly Peck of Pawling, NY and Rebecca Bartrow of Putnam Valley, NY; a brother: Raymond Manchester of Cobleskill, NY; 2 grandchildren: Sarah and Stephen Peck; a half brother, Raymond Paul and 2 half sisters, Terry Matley and Jackie Demichei all of Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897-2523 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hull Funeral Home, 60 Division St., Danbury, with the Rev. Dr. Laura Ahrens of St. James Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will be in Wooster Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 7-9.

Deaths
2000-12-04
BECKER, Deacon Robert W. Sr., 60, of 13 Linda Lane, Bethel, Dec. 1, 2000. CH: Monday, 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Bethel. F: Tuesday, 11 a.m,. St. Mary’s Church. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)

COONAN, Barbara Harkness, 82, of Judd Avenue, Bethel, Nov. 30, 2000. F: Monday, 10 a.m., St. Mary’s Church, Bethel. (Bethel Funeral Home)

DAMIANO, Dr. Frank A Sr., 71, of 41 Lake Drive North, New Fairfield, Dec. 1, 2000. CH: Monday, 2 to 4 p.m and 6 to 9 p.m. F: Tuesday, 11 a.m., St. Edward the Confessor Church, New Fairfield. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)

FAGAN, Sharon E., 40, of 339 Barrack Hill Rd., Ridgefield, Dec. 1, 2000. CH: Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m. F: Thursday, 10:30 a.m., St. Mary’s Church, Ridgefield. (Kane Funeral Home, Ridgefield)

GRISELL, Irene (Jennings), 80, of 15 Brown’s Forge Rd., Gaylordsville, Dec. 3, 2000. CH: Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. F: Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kent, CT. (Lillis Funeral Home, New Milford)

KINSMAN, Linda A., 38, of 234 Mountain Road, Ridgefield, Dec. 1, 2000 CH: Monday 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. F: Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Ridgefield (Kane Funeral Home, Ridgefield)

LAVELLE, Lucy M., 84, of 58 Fairmont Dr., Danbury, Dec. 3, 2000. CH: Tuesday, 4 to 8 p.m. F: Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Church, Danbury. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)

McMANUS, James J., 83, of 15 Fairview Ave., Ridgefield, Dec. 3, 2000. F: Arrangements to be announced. (Kane Funeral Home, Ridgefield)

PARKS, Jean Marye, 54, of Patterson, NY, Dec. 2, 2000. CH: Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. F: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home. (Hull Funeral Home, Danbury)

SMITH, Eleanor A., 76, of Danbury, Dec. 2, 2000. CH: Monday, 7 to 9 pm F: Tuesday, 11 AM, Ridgebury Congregational Church, Ridgefield (Hull Funeral Home, Danbury)

STAPLES, Elizabeth M., 90, of 26 Diamond Dr., Newtown, Dec. 2, 2000. F: Private. (Honan Funeral Home, Newtown)

VAN DE VLEDE, Mark, 45, formerly of Bethel, Nov. 27, 2000. F: Dec. 23, Church of the Resurrection, Wallingford, Conn. (The Island Funeral Home, Hilton Head Island, S.C.)


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