Rose J. (Misinonile) D`Onofrio of Bridgeport, entered into rest Monday,
November 6, 2000, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, after a short illness.
Born in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Rose (Lombardo)
Misinonile and was a Bridgeport resident all of her life. Rose was a retired
employee of Remington Arms Co., where she worked for 30 years and was a
member of their retirees club. She was a daily communicant of St. Augustine`s
Cathedral and leaves behind many friends from her parish family. Survivors
include her beloved family, one brother, Ray Misonile of Orange City, Fla.;
three sisters, Connie Nettles of DeBary, Fla., May Sego of West Palm Beach,
Fla., and Rita Serena and husband, Bob, of Milford; several nieces and
nephews, Louis Minsinonile of Washington, Vanessa Stevenson of California,
Rob and Toni Serena of Texas, Peg and Eric Sorenson, Nancy and Bruce Martin,
Rita and Vincent Burdo of Florida, Paul and Lori Nettles of Alabama, Sue
and Steve Barichko, Julie Hoha and Jon Serena of Connecticut; and several
great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother,
Louis J. Misinonile. Due to the renovations at St. Augustine`s Cathedral,
friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass on Friday, November 10, 2000,
at 10 a.m. in St. Margaret`s Shrine, Park Avenue, Bridgeport. Interment
will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling
hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice
Inc., 61 Burban Drive, Branford, CT 06405, in memory of Rose D`Onofrio.
Services have been entrusted to the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington
John Kalman Kovacs, age 81, of Fairfield, husband of Ella Link Kovacs,
died Tuesday, November 7, 2000, at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Uniontown,
Pa., Mr. Kovacs was a Fairfield resident for more than 45 years. He was
an Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Kovacs had worked as a union truck
driver and later as a dental technician. John enjoyed breeding and racing
his homing pigeons. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 1040, and the
Bridgeport Homing Pigeon Club. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ella;
a sister-in-law, Ann Kovacs; a special niece, Virginia Ann Koons; and several
nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held privately in the care of
the Frank Polke & Son Funeral Home.
Alyssa (Karpinski) Bergman, age 38, of Danbury, devoted wife of David
W. Bergman, died Tuesday, November 7, 2000, at Danbury Hospital. Born in
Bridgeport on March 6, 1962, the daughter of Al Karpinski of Fairfield,
and the late Barbara Karpinski, Alyssa was a resident of Danbury for the
past 14 years. She was a graduate of Andrew Warde High School, attended
the University of Connecticut, Stamford branch, and received her bachelor`s
degree from Wichita Falls University. She was a former medical and radiology
technician in the Danbury area for many years. Survivors, in addition to
her husband, David, include two sisters and their spouses, Lauren Karpinski-DeSiena
and her husband, Brian, of West Haven, and Daryl Sorge and her husband,
Anthony, of Trumbull; a brother, Christopher Karpinski of Shelton; two
nephews, Anthony and Daniel Sorge; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law,
William and Donna Bergman of New Milford. Friends are invited to go directly
to Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield, on
Friday (TODAY), November 10, 2000, at 8:45 a.m., where a Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated. Interment in St. Peter`s Cemetery, Danbury.
The Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main Street, Bridgeport (on the Trumbull
line), is in charge of the arrangements.
Marcia Fitts Devore, age 66, a resident of Fairfield, died Tuesday,
November 7, 2000, at the Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital, Fairfield.
Mrs. Devore was born in Amesbury, Mass., and resided in Fairfield most
of her life. She worked as a licensed practical nurse for more than 30
years at the Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital. She is survived
by her son, Mark Devore and his fiance, Julie Gilman, of West Palm Beach,
Fla.; four daughters, Elizabeth Mainiero and her husband, Michael, of Southbury,
Linda Shephard and her husband, Richard, of Georgia, Deborah Clarke and
her husband, James, of Trumbull, and Donna Devore of Fairfield. She is
also survived by her mother, Doris Fitts of Fairfield; and her sister,
Jeanine Anderson of Virginia; five grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday
at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Fairfield. Interment will be private
at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the Redgate-Hennessy
Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull, on Friday from 4
to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may make contributions
to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.
Peter J. "Chip" Molnar II, age 36, of Stratford, died Tuesday, November
7, 2000, at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Bridgeport to Peter and Joan Kasper
Molnar of Stratford, he was a lifelong resident of Stratford. Survivors,
in addition to his parents, include a brother, Mark Molnar and his wife,
Renee, of Trumbull; maternal grandmother, Martha Kasper of Stratford; aunts
and uncles, Richard and Christine Kasper of the Huntington section of Shelton,
Robert and Adrienne Kasper of Mercerville, N.J., and John and Sandra Molnar
of Guilford; and several cousins. Funeral services will be held on Friday
at 8:15 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford,
and at 9 a.m. in St.John the Baptist Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church,
Bridgeport. Interment will be in St. John`s Cemetery, Stratford. Friends
may call on Thursday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. Panachida will be at 4:30
Vern O Donnell Murphy, wife of Franklin Murphy. Funeral service Saturday,
November 11, 2000, at 8:30 a.m., Bennett Funeral Home, 91 North Cliff Street,
Ansonia, followed by a Mass at 9 a.m. in the Church of the Assumption.
Burial will be in Mount Saint Peter s Cemetery. Calling hours Friday (TODAY),
from 4 to 8 p.m.
Rochelle F. Finan, age 58, of Fairfield, passed away suddenly on Wednesday,
November 8, 2000, in her home. Born in Bridgeport, she was the daughter
of Victor and Ruth Finan, was a lifelong Fairfield resident, and a graduate
of Roger Ludlowe High School. She was the office manager of Prudential
Insurance Co. in Norwalk, prior to her retirement seven years ago. Miss
Finan is survived by her two loving sisters, Ruth Finan of Fairfield, and
Kelly Guarnieri and her husband, Kevin, of Milford; and her nieces and
nephews, for whom she tried to make everything so special, Jaimie, Cody,
Garrett and Sage Guarnieri, who adored her. Friends are invited to attend
the funeral on Saturday, November 11, 2000, leaving the Shaughnessey Funeral
Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield, at 8:30 a.m., and attend a Mass of Christian
Burial at St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 9 a.m. Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Marylou Johnson, age 74, of Bridgeport, entered into eternal rest on
Tuesday, November 7, 2000, at St. Vincent`s Medical Center, Bridgeport.
Complete arrangements to be announced by George J. Peterson Funeral Home,
1041 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport.
Ida Ruth Cooke, age 89, of Bridgeport, entered into eternal rest on
Tuesday, November 7, 2000, at Bridgeport Hospital. Complete arrangements
to be announced by George J. Peterson Funeral Home, 1041 Noble Avenue,
Leona Dobkowski Leszczynski, age 80, of Bridgeport, beloved wife of
the late Szczepan Leszczynski; and mother of Lucian Leszczynski Sr., Halina
M. Lipka, and Hedi T. Chichila, died Wednesday, November 8, 2000, at Bridgeport
Hospital. Complete arrangements to be announced by the Frank M. Radozycki
& Sons Funeral Home, 305 Pulaski Street, Bridgeport (directly across
from St. Michael`s Church).
Jennie "Jean" B. Capristo, age 96, of Sunbridge Nursing Home, Wolfeboro,
N.H., died Tuesday, November 7, 2000. She was born in Ardsley, N.Y., September
17, 1904, daughter of John Denardo and Maria (Carella) Denardo. She had
five siblings. She married Howard Frank Capristo in 1933 in Mt. Kisco,
N.Y., and later moved to Bridgeport, where she raised two children and
worked for many years at The Bridgeport Brass Co. She also helped in the
war effort by making ammunition. The couple retired to Sunrise, Fla., in
1975, where Jennie enjoyed crocheting, gardening, cooking Italian favorites
and the local jai alai. She moved to Sunbridge in 1998. She was a devoted
wife, mother and grandmother and will be sorely missed. She was predeceased
by her husband in 1998, and her son, Howard Jr., in 1982. Her survivors
include her daughter, Ann Lavalles of Margate, Fla.; six grandchildren,
Debbie Barry and her husband, Dennis, of Stratford, Cindy Novia and her
husband, Gary, of Milford, Kim Merola of Virginia, Howard Frank Capristo
III and his wife, Olga, of Shelton, John Capristo and his wife, Linda,
of Brookfield, N.H., and Michael Kosturko of Tampa, Fla.; nine great-grandchildren,
January, Tina, Chris, Melissa, Shanna, Danielle, Casey, Gina and Erica;
five great-great-grandchildren, Sheldon, Monica, Aaron, Jordan and Braden;
several nieces and nephews; her daughter-in-law, Marylou Capristo of Woodbury;
and dearest friend, Millie, of Shelton. Memorial services will be held
in Jennie`s honor on Saturday, November 11, 2000, at Cornerstone Christian
Center, 293 Meadow Street, Milford, at 11 a.m.
Richard S. Brinsmade Sr., age 71, of Porter Lane, Orange, beloved husband
of Margaret "Peggy" O`Connor Brinsmade, died Wednesday, November 8, 2000,
at their home. Mr. Brinsmade was born in Burlington, Vt., January 29, 1929,
the son of the late Frederick Gunn Brinsmade and Josephine Sutphin Brinsmade,
and had been an Orange resident since 1961. He was a case-worker for the
State of Connecticut Department of Social Services in the Bassett Street
office in New Haven for the past 11 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran
of the Korean War. Besides his wife, Peggy, he is survived by his two sons,
and a daughter-in-law, Richard S. Brinsmade Jr. and Gail L. Brinsmade of
Shelton, and the Rev. John F. Brinsmade, pastor of St. John Vianney Church
in West Haven; his daughter and son-in-law, Laureen B. and Joseph P. Mahon
of West Haven; six grandchildren, Shaun R., Keith E., Brian W., and Trevor
K. Brinsmade, and Michael J. and Christopher P. O`Brien; his sister and
brother-in-law, Cynthia B. Lund, and Mark Lund, MD, of Montclair, N.J.;
his mother-in-law, Mary (Mrs. John) O`Connor of New Haven; and several
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandson, Kevin D. Brinsmade.
He was a longtime friend of Bill W. Funeral services from the West Haven
Funeral Home at the Green, on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated by his son, the Rev. John F. Brinsmade, in Holy
Infant Church, Orange, at 10 a.m. The hours for visitation will be on Friday
(TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Mount St. Peter Cemetery,
Derby. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the National
Kidney Foundation, 920 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06107.
Richard Savage, age 45, of Stratford, died Monday, October 30, 2000,
in his home. Born in Glen Cove, N.Y., son of the late Robert H. and Jean
L. Evans Savage, he was a resident of Stratford for many years. Mr. Savage
was a surgeon`s assistant for hospitals in Seattle, Wash. Survivors include
two sons, Michael Evan Savage and Samuel Eli Verasforzza, both of Seattle;
seven brothers and two sisters, Robert Savage of Bellingham, Wash., William
Savage of Fairfax Station, Va., John Savage of Northwood, N.H., Peter Savage
of Sherborn, Mass., Michael Savage of Kaoro Wellington, New Zealand; Carol
Rose of Chaplin, Conn., David Savage of Newtown, Pa., Holly Savage of Litchfield,
and Lawrence Savage of Canton, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial
service will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2000, at 1:30 p.m., in the
Oronoque Village Community Center, North, in Stratford. Arrangements were
entrusted to the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford.
Theresa Weir, devoted wife of the late John (Ed) Weir, died at St.
Joseph0s Manor on Thursday, February 1, 2001. Born in New York, she was
a resident of Bridgeport most of her life. Mrs. Weir is survived by her
son, Ronald Weir; and a daughter, Dorothy Graham; several grandchildren;
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Lawrence Weir. She enjoyed
being an active participant in St. Joseph0s Drama Club and Bell Choir,
and a member of the Welcoming Committee at the Manor. Mrs. Weir and her
husband were very active members of St. Patrick0s Church. Funeral services
will be held Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick0s Church,
Bridgeport, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will be in St.
Michael0s Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call Wednesday, February 7,
2001, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main
Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull. Those who so desire may make contributions
in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton,
Irving Liskov, age 69, a resident of Trumbull for the past 36 years,
died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at his residence. Mr. Liskov was born in
Bridgeport, son of the late Eliot and Sally (Epstein) Liskov, and was a
graduate of Central High School of Bridgeport, and the University of South
Carolina. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean
War, and was associated with Sikorsky Aircraft in the engineering department
for more than 35 years. Mr. Liskov was a member of the Connecticut Softball
Hall of Fame, and the Trumbull Umpires Association. He was a basketball
referee, a baseball and softball umpire, and an avid sports enthusiast.
Mr. Liskov is survived by his wife, Dorothy Landa Liskov of Trumbull; his
son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Tara Liskov of Trumbull; his daughter,
Ellen Liskov of Milford; two brothers: Harold and Robert Liskov, both of
Bridgeport; and his grandsons: Jeffrey and Michael Liskov. Services will
take place Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral
Home, 88 Beach Road, Fairfield, with interment following at the Hebrew
Sick Benefit Association Cemetery on Black Rock Turnpike. Memorial contributions
may be made to the American Heart Association.
Domingos F. Matos, age 79, of Bridgeport, entered into rest on Saturday,
February 3, 2001, at Golden Heights Health Care Center, Bridgeport. Born
in Canedo, Portugal, he resided in the Bridgeport area for many years.
Mr. Matos was the widower of Ana Dias Matos. Survivors include his beloved
children: Virginia Mendes and her husband, Reinaldo, of St. Cloud, Fla.,
Maria Dias and her husband, Domingos, of the Huntington section of Shelton,
Elvira Agapito and her husband, Joseph, of Stratford, Carolina Hernandez
and her husband, Israel, of Oxford, and Jose Matos and his wife, Alcina,
of Stratford; one brother, Jose Matos; and one sister, Elvira Martins,
both of Portugal; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday,
February 7, 2001, at 8 a.m., in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington
Avenue, Bridgeport, and at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Bridgeport.
Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call on Tuesday
(TODAY), from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home.
Ernest (Roland) Johnson, age 77, of Fairfield, died Saturday, February
3, 2001, at St. Vincents Medical Center, Bridgeport. Mr. Johnson was born
in Fairfield and was a lifelong resident. He was a retired machinist for
the Bridgeport Machine Co., a World War II Army veteran, and a member of
the Fairfield Elks Lodge 2220. Survivors include his beloved wife, Emmy
Lou Barnish Johnson, of Fairfield; one son, Raymond Johnson of Fairfield;
one daughter, Sharon De Vaux, and her husband, Charles, of Stratford; one
brother, Carl L. Johnson of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren: Eric Johnson
of Waterbury, Jill Daly and her husband, Gregory, of Waterbury, Chrissy,
Lindsey, and Melissa DeVaux of Stratford; one great-grandchild, Brianne
Daly of Waterbury; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited
to attend the funeral on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Salem Lutheran Church,
Bridgeport. Interment will be in St. Michaels Cemetery, Stratford. Friends
may call at the Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Avenue, Bridgeport, on
Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.
Jesuina Esteves, age 76, of East Norwalk, wife of the late Joseph P.
Esteves, died Saturday, February 3, 2001, at Norwalk Hospital. Born in
Milford, Mass., on September 6, 1924, the daughter of the late Antonio
and Rosalia Chaves, she had been a Norwalk resident for the past 36 years.
Before retiring she had been employed with the C.R. Gibson Co. in Norwalk.
She is survived by two daughters, Marie E. Fruscino and her husband, Frank,
and Adelaide C. Kean and her husband, Arthur, both of Norwalk; a brother,
Manuel Chaves of Norwalk; a sister, Ida Pires of Monroe; and two grandchildren,
Arthur Kean and Maria Kean. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue,
Norwalk. Burial will follow in St. John0s Cemetery, Norwalk. Friends may
call at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Avenue, Norwalk, today from 4
to 8 p.m.
Piero Fratarcangeli, age 72, of Bridgeport, beloved husband of 45 years
to Anna Maselli Fratarcangeli, died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at St. Vincents
Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Ripi Frosinone, Italy, he was the son
of the late Francesco and Margherita Fratarcangeli and had been a Bridgeport
resident for more than 45 years. He was a retired employee of Bridgeport
Machines where he worked for more than 25 years, and was a member of their
Quarter Century Club. He had also worked in construction for many years.
He was an active member of the Circolo Sportivo Club, and was an avid bocce
player. Survivors in addition to his devoted wife, Anna, include two daughters,
Rose Dion and her husband, Edmond, of Middletown, and Marguerite Fratarcangeli
and her husband, Steve Ballard, of Bridgeport; three grandchildren: Daniel
and Lisa Fratarcangeli and their mother, Maribeth Shamas, and Garrett Ballard;
three sisters: Palmucha Silvestri of New York, Vincenza Conciatori of Italy,
and Ada Fratarcangeli of Uruguay; and several nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by a son, Frank Fratarcangeli. Friends are invited to go directly
to St. Margarets Shrine on Wednesday at 9 a.m. where a Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated. Entombment in Mountain Grove Mausoleum. Calling
hours are on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Commerce Hill Funeral Home,
4798 Main Street, Bridgeport (on the Trumbull line). If desired, in lieu
of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or
to the Save the Children Federation of Westport, in memory of Piero.
John Sperry Addicott, age 83, beloved husband of Dorothea Stockman
Addicott, died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at St. Vincent0s Medical Center,
Bridgeport. Born in Bridgeport on June 15, 1917, son of the late John S.
and Lillian Lewis Addicott, he was a resident of Fairfield all of his life.
John retired from Goebel Co. of Bridgeport and Maryland. Active with Sea
Scouts he was honored with the silver beaver award on May 18, 1993. A member
of Fidelity-St. John Lodge 3 Fairfield, and the 32 degree Scottish Rite
Valley of Bridgeport. He was a past master of Fidelity Craft, and a member
of the Westchester Ice Sailing Club, the American Motorcycle Association,
and the former Bridgeport Motorcycle Club. In addition to his wife, he
is survived by a son, J. Sidney Addicott of Fairfield; two daughters, Virginia
A. Lobdell of Vineyard Haven, Martha0s Vineyard, Mass., and Patricia A.
Merrick of Damascas, Md.; a sister, Marjorie Clarke of South Windsor; five
grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend his funeral on Wednesday, February 7, 2001,
at 1 p.m. in Trinity Church, 651 Pequot Road, Fairfield. Interment in Oaklawn
Cemetery, Fairfield. Friends may call at the William R. McDonald Funeral
Home, 2591 Main Street, Stratford, on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Fidelity-St.
John Lodge will conduct Masonic Rites on Tuesday at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers
contributions may be made in his memory to Trinity Church Building Fund.
Katherine R. Vecchio, age 71, of Shelter Cove Drive, Milford, beloved
wife of the late Richard H. Vecchio, died Saturday, January 27, 2001, in
Medi-Plex of Southern Connecticut, after a long illness with Alzheimer`s
disease. Mrs. Vecchio was born in Bridgeport, October 9, 1929, to the late
John W. and Margaret Svenski Ryan, and was a lifelong Milford resident.
Survivors include two sons, J. David Vecchio of Bethany, and Richard A.
Vecchio of Woburn, Mass.; two daughters, Judith Meyer of Portsmouth, R.I.,
and Katherine Amann of Milford; a sister, Patricia List of Milford; a nephew,
Dennis Taylor of Orange; four grandchildren, John Vecchio, Rebecca and
Abigail Amann and Amanda Vecchio. Friends are invited to attend a memorial
service on Thursday, February 8, 2001, at 7 p.m., in the Gregory F. Doyle
Funeral Home, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford. The family will greet friends
on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to The Alzheimer`s Foundation, 2911 Dixwell Avenue,
Hamden, CT 06518.
William E. Armstrong, age 99, of Shelton, beloved husband of the late
Hannah Garnham Armstrong, died Monday, February 5, 2001, at the Bishop
Wicke Health Center, Shelton. Complete arrangements will be announced by
the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield.
Michael J. Carosielli, age 79, of Lancaster, Pa., died Saturday, February
3, 2001, at the Essa Flory Hospice Center, Lancaster, after a lengthy illness.
He was the husband of Joan E. Pierpont Carosielli for 54 years, and had
been residing in Lancaster since 1954. Born in Bridgeport, he was the son
of the late N. Anthony and Florence (Troiano) Carosielli. He had been a
district manager and salesman for the Hamilton Watch Co. of Lancaster for
25 years, retiring in 1975. He graduated from the University of Bridgeport
with a BS in business administration. He was a member of St. Anthony of
Padua Catholic Church in Lancaster. He had been a member of the original
board of directors for the Lancaster Meals on Wheels, and was a volunteer
with Junior Achievement. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World
War II, serving as an aircraft armorer with the 531st Bombardment Squadron
in the Pacific Theater. He attained the rank of technical sergeant. He
received the Philippine Liberation Medal with two bronze stars. In addition
to his wife, he is survived by a son, Richard A. Carosielli and his wife,
Susan, of Kensington; a daughter, Sharon A. Rife and her husband, Herbert,
of Sewell, N.J.; a daughter-in-law, Ann H. Larrabee of Williamsport, Pa.;
six grandchildren; and three great-grandsons. He was predeceased by a son,
Michael J. Carosielli Jr., in 1994; and a brother, Anthony B. Carosielli.
Calling hours on Tuesday, February 6, 2001, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday
from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Charles Snyder Funeral Home, 414 East King
Street, Lancaster. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at
11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Interment services will
be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Watertown.
Barney Motta, formerly of Stratford, beloved husband of the late Genevieve
Suchoski Motta, father of Gerald and his wife, Lucille Motta, of Kentucky,
and Linda and her husband, Dr. Paul Gargano, of Easton, died Monday, February
5, 2001, in Louisville, Ky. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the
Spadaccino Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike (Route 111), Monroe.
Paul M. Heck, age 50, of Stratford, died Sunday, February 4, 2001,
at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to Stanley and the late
Rita Harkins Heck, he was a resident of Stratford for most of his life.
Mr. Heck was a firefighter for the town of Stratford, and was a U.S. Army
veteran of the Panama Insurrection. He was a juggler with Stone Brothers
and was an avid Corvette enthusiast. Survivors include his beloved wife,
Linda Foulds Heck; two daughters, Lorelei and Karen Heck of Stratford;
his father, Stanley Heck and his wife, Ina, of Stratford; a brother, Joseph
Heck and his wife, Florence, of Stratford; his mother and father-in-law,
Valentina and John Foulds of Stratford; a brother-in-law, Raymond Foulds
of Westfield, Mass.; a niece, Kathleen Gardecki and her husband, Thomas,
of Stratford; and a nephew, Michael Heck of Lock Haven, Pa. He was predeceased
by his mother, Rita Harkins Heck. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday,
February 7, 2001, at 10 a.m., in Our Lady of Grace Church, with a Mass
of Christian Burial. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Stratford. Friends
may call on Tuesday (TODAY), from 3 to 9 p.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home,
50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford.
Paul Robert Stone Jr., age 46, of Menlo Park, Calif., died Friday,
January 26, 2001. Paul was a devoted husband and father who is survived
by his loving wife, Monika M. Stone; and three children, a daughter, Azahria
J. Stone; and two sons, Jalen M. Stone and Keenan D. Stone, all of Menlo
Park. His parents John and Peggy Morgan of Fairfield, along with his brothers
and their families, Edward Stone of Richmond, Calif., Ronald Stone of Bridgeport,
Harold Stone of Urbandale, Iowa, and Hargrove "Skip" Stone of Richmond,
cherish his memories. He received his early education in the Fairfield
school system, graduating from Roger Ludlowe High School in 1972. He then
went on to earn a degree in physical education at Southern Connecticut
State College in 1976, where he also excelled at basketball. After relocating
to San Francisco in the early 1980s, where he received a Business Degree
at San Francisco State University, Paul met Monika Dobler in 1987. After
a three-year courtship they married in front of friends and family in Austria.
Paul and Monika soon became the proud parents of three beautiful children
named Azahria, Jalen and Keenan. Paul and Monika finally settled their
family and life in a new home in Menlo Park. His memorial service was held
on January 31, 2001, at the Menlo Park Chapel. Pastor Dave Sefton of the
Jubilee Christian Center gave the sermon. That was the church where Paul,
Monica and the children found the love, fellowship and joy of Jesus. Paul
was a fun, lively, energetic and loving Christian man who was loved by
all his family and many friends and will be greatly missed.
Mary Fuhrer Rednak, age 93, of Bridgeport, who died Saturday, February
3, 2001. At the familys request the funeral services have been changed
to Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from the Larson Funeral Home,
2496 North Avenue, Bridgeport and at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, Fairfield.
Burial will be in St. Michaels Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on
Tuesday (TODAY) from 4 to 7 p.m.