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D`ONOFRIO
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 Avenue, Bridgeport.

KOVACS
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.

BERGMAN
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.

DEVORE
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.

MOLNAR
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 p.m.

MURPHY
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.

FINAN
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.

JOHNSON
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.

COOKE
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, Bridgeport.

LESZCZYNSKI
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).

CAPRISTO
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.

BRINSMADE
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.

SAVAGE
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.

WEIR
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, CT 06897.

LISKOV
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.

MATOS
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.

JOHNSON
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.

ESTEVES
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.

FRATARCANGELI
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.

ADDICOTT
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.

VECCHIO
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.

ARMSTRONG
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.

CAROSIELLI
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.

MOTTA
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.

HECK
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.

STONE
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.

REDNAK
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.


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