Mary F. Prokaly, age 84, of Fairfield, wife of the late Louis Prokaly,
died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at the Jewish Home for the Elderly. Born
in Denton, Vt., Mrs. Prokaly lived in Fairfield for 20 years. She was a
former employee of the Jelliff and Bryant Electric companies. Survivors
include her son, Frank Prokaly and his wife, Audrey, of Fairfield; three
granddaughters, Suzanne Gomola and her husband, Christopher, of Fairfield,
Kathleen Balling and her husband, Robert, of Cape Coral, Fla., and Michelle
Sen and her husband, Virano, of Fairfield; two great-granddaughters, Alyssa
and Danielle Balling of Cape Coral; one niece, Elsa Benway and her husband,
Bruce, of Southport; one grandniece, Allison Murphy; two grandnephews,
Thomas Dasse and Bruce Benway Jr.; one great-grandniece and great-grandnephew.
Friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held on Saturday,
April 14, 2001, at 10 a.m., directly at Holy Cross Church, Fairfield. Interment
will be in Mountain Grove Cemetery. The Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson
Road, Fairfield, is in charge of arrangements.
Albert Pangrac Sr., age 65, of Stratford, a retiree of Textron Lycoming,
passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at St. Vincent`s Medical Center,
Bridgeport, with his loving family at his side. Born in Hazelton, Pa.,
he was a son of the late George and Anna Novak Pangrac, and was a Stratford
resident for 33 years. In addition to Textron Lycoming, Mr. Pangrac previously
worked at Cutrufello Creamery for 17 years. He was a member of Local 1010
and participated in numerous athletic and church activities. Survivors
include his beloved wife, Treva Pecora Pangrac; a son, Albert Pangrac and
his wife, Kathy, of Beacon Falls; two daughters, Cindy Struthers and her
husband, Alan, of Hampden, Mass., and Marybeth Carney and her husband,
Glen, of Stratford; two brothers, Joe and Adam Pangrac, both of Ohio; three
sisters, Anna D`Alesandro of Florida, Helen Sprague of Ohio, and Margaret
Pangrac of California; three wonderful brothers-in-law, Nicholas Fanell
of Bridgeport, Philip Pecora of Florida, and Rocco Pecora of Missouri;
10 grandchildren, Rachel, Ryan, Elizabeth, Avery and Mary Struthers, Glen,
Olivia, Nathaniel and Treva Carney, and Albert Pangrac III; two stepgrandchildren,
Jay and Kelsey Correia; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased
by brothers, John, Johnny and George. Funeral services will take place
on Saturday, April 14, 2001, at 9 a.m., from the Abriola Parkview Funeral
Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, and at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace
Church, Stratford, for the reading of the Liturgy of the Word. Interment
will follow in St. John`s Cemetery, Monroe. In lieu of flowers, those desiring
may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer`s Association, 919 North
Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive,
Branford, CT 06405. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, April
16, 2001, at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church. Friends may call on Friday
from 4 to 8 p.m.
Goryo J. (Chick) Tomasini, age 84, of Bridgeport, a retired employee
of the New York/New Haven/Hartford Railroad, died Wednesday, April 11,
2001, at his residence. A lifelong city resident, he was the widower of
Lillian DeFeo Tomasini. Mr. Tomasini was a member of the Holy Rosary Men
s Club and worked at the St. Anthony Festival. Survivors include a son,
Thomas Tomasini and his wife, Lorraine, of Southport; two daughters, Alice
Patronelli and her husband, Joseph, of Bridgeport, and Donna Marie Previs
of Stratford; two brothers, Silvio and Dino Schrololi, both of Redding,
Pa.; a sister, Edith Paternoster of Bridgeport; six grandchildren, Ralph
Patronelli of Bridgeport, Angela Spadaro and her husband, Carlo, of Shelton,
Gary Patronelli of Trumbull, Alexandra Sandor and her husband, Richard,
of Norwalk, Jonathan Previs of Stratford, and Farrah Liscinsky and her
husband, David, of Shelton; two great-grandchildren, Tori Beth Hoey and
Quinn Sandor; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will take
place on Saturday, April 14, 2001, at 8 a.m., from the Abriola Parkview
Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, and at 9 a.m. in Holy Rosary
Church, Bridgeport, for the reading of the Liturgy of the Word. Entombment
will follow in St. Michael Chapel Mausoleum, Stratford. The St. Theresa
Guild of Holy Rosary Church will pray the rosary at 6 p.m. on Friday in
the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial
contributions to the Holy Rosary Church Restoration Fund, 365 E. Washington
Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06608, or the St. Augustine Cathedral Restoration
Fund, 359 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Friends may call on
Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Mary V. Horvath, age 92, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Stephen
Andrew Horvath, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Cambridge Manor, Fairfield.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was a member of St. Joseph`s Society (KSKJ),
and enjoyed local senior groups. Mrs. Horvath is survived by her two sons,
Robert Horvath and his wife, Catherine, of Fairfield, and Stephen Horvath
and his wife, Nancy, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren, Robert,
Michael and Stephen Horvath and Catherine Riddle; as well as her great-grandson,
Bradley Riddle. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2001,
at 10:15 a.m., in the Lesko Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road in Fairfield Center,
and at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, with burial to follow in Lawncroft
Cemetery. Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Friday from 4
to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be directed to Holy Cross Church, 750
Tahmore Drive, Fairfield, CT 06432.
Inez Young, age 78, of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001,
at St. Vincent`s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Morton`s Mortuary Inc., 25
Margaret E. Morton Lane, Bridgeport, will announce arrangements later.
Joseph Beatrice Funteral, age 91, of Munson Street, Milford, died Wednesday,
April 11, 2001, at Milford Health Care. Mrs. Funteral was a homemaker in
Milford for more than 60 years and was active in the Devon and Milford
Senior Centers and the Naugatuck Gardens Improvement Association. Mrs.
Funteral is survived by her daughters, Lucille Thomas and her husband,
Gordon,and Karen Moran and her husband, John; sons, Clarence Funteral and
his wife, Marie, and Anthony (Al) Funteral and his wife, Lillian, all of
Milford; brothers, William Gelormine of Bridgeport, and Benjamin Gelormine
of Milford; sisters, Madelyn Imbimbo of Bridgeport, Constance Patterson
of Milford, and Rose Riccio of Milford; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren;
also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Raphael
and Martha Costanzo Gelormine; her husband, Anthony Funteral; and brother,
Anthony Gelormine. Calling hours are on Saturday, April 14, 2001, from
4 to 7 p.m., at the Smith Funeral Home, 135 Broad Street on-the-green,
Milford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April
16, 2001, at Christ the Redeemer, Oronoque Road, Milford, at 10 a.m. Interment
will follow in St. Mary`s Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American
Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450, or the charity of one`s
Margaret Marita Ryan, age 91, of Danbury, formerly of Fern Circle,
Trumbull, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Filosa Convalescent Home in
Danbury. Ms. Ryan was born in Danbury, on March 1, 1910, a daughter of
the late John J. and Jennie I. Murphy Ryan. She was a graduate of Danbury
High School and the Danbury State Normal School (now WCSU). She received
her master degrees in english and history from Columbia University and
the University of Massachusetts. Ms. Ryan taught in Hartford schools for
many years, retiring to Trumbull. She was predeceased by a sister, Jane
F. Ryan. Memorials may be made to the Trumbull Public Library, 33 Quality
Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. A memorial Mass will be held at the Church
of St. Mary, 24 Dodgingtown Road, Bethel, on Saturday, April 21, 2001,
at 10 a.m. There are no calling hours. Hull Funeral Service, 60 Division
Street, Danbury, is handling arrangements.
Nathan Leroy Arrington, known as "Pop Corn> age 65, died Tuesday, April
9, 2001, at his residence. He was born in Bridgeport, on March 12, 1936,
to the late James Richard Arrington Sr., and Irene Morey Arrington of Bridgeport.
Mr. Arrington was employed as a grinder for Line Plastic in Milford for
six years. In addition to his mother, other survivors include one son,
Arnold Arrington of Hartford; one brother, Harvey Arrington Sr. of Bridgeport;
two sisters, Betty Hampton and Martha Arrington, both of Bridgeport; one
sister in-law, Barbara Arrington of Bridgeport; one aunt, Marion Dozier
of Bridgeport; and several nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. He
was predeceased by three brothers, James, Norman and Richard Arrington.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2001, from 11 a.m. to
noon, at Fountain of Youth Church, 324 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport. Funeral
service at noon in the church, with Bishop Franklin D. Fountain officiating.
Burial to follow at Park Cemetery, Bridgeport. Downer Funeral Home Inc.,
31 Stillwater Avenue, Stamford, is in charge of arrangements.
Lola Mae Penix, aka "Peanut> age 58, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday,
April 10, 2001, at Bridgeport Hospital. She was born on January 26, 1943,
in Macon, Ga., to the late Roosevelt Grayer and the late Beatrice "Brown"
Hostettler. Lola was a resident of Bridgeport for 35 years. She leaves
to cherish her memory one daughter, JoAnn Slade; two sons, Darrien Lamont
Penix and Khalil Abdul-Hameed; one stepdaughter, Phyllis Moss; one brother,
Willie Brown; two sisters, Mattie Mae Whitaker and Annie B. Lockett; one
daughter-in-law, Rushnee Vereen Penix; seven grandchildren, Ryshon Penix,
Lee Grisby, Curtis Penix Jr., Brandon Slade, Avery Penix, Alanna Slade
and Jazz Penix; two great-grandchildren, Ryson Penix Jr. and Taishon Penix;
and several nieces, nephews and other family members. Funeral services
will be held on Monday, April 16, 2001, at noon, at Mount Aery Baptist
Church, 73 Frank Street, Bridgeport, with Pastor Anthony L. Bennett officiating.
Friends may greet the family at the church from 10 a.m. until service time.
Interment will follow in Park Cemetery, 620 Lindley Street, Bridgeport.
Arrangements entrusted to the George J. Peterson Funeral Home, 1041 Noble
Sally "Tobie" Willis, age 87, of Bridgeport, entered into eternal peace
on Sunday, April 8, 2001, at St. Vincent`s Medical Center, Bridgeport.
She was born on January 9, 1914, in Troy, S.C., to the late George Patterson
and Mallie Bently Patterson. Sally was a resident of Bridgeport for 35
years. She was a homemaker. Sally was the widow of George Bennie Willis.
She leaves to mourn her memory one daughter, Bennie Mae Smith; two sisters,
Annie Williams and Louise DeVaux; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren;
two great-great-grandchildren; nine great-great-great-grandchildren; and
several other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday,
April 14, 2001, at 10 a.m., at George J. Peterson Funeral Home, 1041 Noble
Avenue, Bridgeport. Interment will follow in Park Cemetery, 620 Lindley
John H. Brownell, age 53, of Stratford, and formerly of Bridgeport,
died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Bridgeport Hospital. Complete funeral
arrangements will be announced by the Spear, Dennis & D`Arcy Funeral
Home, 2611 Main Street, Stratford.
Albert R. Freer, age 58, of Bridgeport, beloved husband of Theresa
Pontillo Freer, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Born in Bridgeport to the late Albert and Lilian Easter Freer, he was a
resident of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport for 30 years. He was a
U.S. Army veteran, who was devoted to his country and proudly displayed
the American flag. He was employed as a salesman at Scap Motors and had
previously been with Miller Buick. Next to his wife and family, Al loved
drum corps, especially the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum Corps of which he
was an alumnus, the New York Jets and playing racquetball at the Stratford
Club where he was a member. He kept his zany sense of humor right to the
end, amusing his visitors and even the doctors and nurses who cared for
him so tenderly. His unique personality will be cherished in the hearts
of all those who had the privilege of knowing him. In addition to his wife,
he is survived by his devoted children, Thomas J. Freer of Black Rock,
and Andrea Freer Sansonetti and her husband, James, of Black Rock; and
one sister, Mary Jane Matthews and her husband, Frank, of Milford. He was
predeceased by one brother, John Newton. Friends are invited to attend
the funeral on Monday, April 16, 2001, at 9 a.m., in the Pistey Funeral
Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford, and at 10 a.m. in St. Ann`s Church,
Black Rock, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment with military honors
will be in St. Michael`s Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday (TODAY) from
4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Al`s memory
to either the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden,
CT, or the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford,
Concettina "Connie" Mallozzi, age 86, of Bridgeport, beloved wife of
the late John Mallozzi, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Carolton Chronic
Convalescent Hospital, Fairfield, following a long illness. Born in Bridgeport
on January 5, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe "Joseph"
and Rosina Dinonno Gimigliano. A lifelong Bridgeport resident, Mrs. Mallozzi
worked as a seamstress for the Princess Pat Co., formerly of Bridgeport,
until her retirement in 1984. She was a member of the International Ladies
Garment Workers Union, Local 152, of New York, and previously worked for
the former Mitchell Brothers Clothing Manufacturers as well as the Parisian
Coat Factory. She is survived by her devoted daughters, Barbara Koller
and her husband, Thomas, of Switzerland, and Maryann Gleason and her husband,
Paul, of Fairfield; sisters, Rose Matis of Milford, May Callahan of Florida,
Josephine Moran of Bridgeport; grandchildren, John Koller of New York,
Kevin Koller of Utah, Colleen Rux of Wisconsin, Keri, Ryan, Sean and Katelin
Gleason, all of Fairfield. She was predeceased by a brother, Pat Gimigliano.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 17, 2001,
at 9:30 a.m., in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road,
Fairfield. Interment will be in St. Michael`s Cemetery, Stratford. Family
and friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Spadaccino Funeral
Home, 499 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport. Please See http://web.archive.org/web/20010413152237/http://www.legacy.com/
for more information.
Susie Zander-Visneski of Bridgeport, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday,
April 11, 2001, at Branford Hospice. Arrangements will be announced later
by Baker-Isaac Funeral Services, 985 Stratford Avenue, Bridgeport.
Paul George O`Ravitz, age 80, of Stratford, beloved husband of Marguerite
Beaber O`Ravitz, died on Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at his home. Born in Georgetown
(Wilkes-Barre, Pa.), to the late George and Margaret (Stolar) O4Ravitz,
he had been a Stratford resident for more than 50 years. Mr. O`Ravitz was
a World II U.S. Navy veteran. He retired from Avco-Lycoming Textron in
1986, where he had been a quality control inspector for more than 35 years.
Mr. O`Ravitz was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and
great-grandfather. In addition to his wife, survivors include his three
devoted daughters and their husbands, Betty Jean O`Ravitz and her husband,
Peter Rowan, of Bronxville, N.Y., Sandy Guerin and her husband, Jack, of
Morristown, N.J., and Pearl Kubek and her husband, Dale, of Milford; three
beloved grandchildren, Laurie Santino, Christian Kubek and Justin Kubek;
one cherished great-grandson, Nicholas Santino; his beloved sister, Anna
Stolfi of Dallas, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. He had been predeceased
by three sisters and four brothers. Friends are invited to attend the funeral
on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 9:15 a.m. in the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155
Main Street, Stratford, and at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church with
a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment with military honors in St. Mary`s
Cemetery, Milford. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Those who
so desire, may make memorial contributions to either Our Lady of Peace
Sanctuary Fund, 10 Ivy Street, Stratford, CT 06615, or Connecticut Hospice
Homecare, 680 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484.
Andrew Trevon Jeffreys (Crumpton), age 18, of Willimantic, formerly
of Bridgeport, died tragically Saturday, June 16, 2001, as the result of
an automobile accident on I-91 in Meriden. Born in Bridgeport, Andrew lived
in the city for most of his life until almost six years ago he moved to
Milford and finally resided in Willimantic for the past six months. He
was a graduate of Foran High School in Milford where he was active on the
basketball team and received numerous awards for his prowess in basketball.
Andrew also served as the basketball coach for the Parson Complex intramural
basketball team. He was scheduled to attend the University of Rhode Island
in the fall. Survivors left to cherish his memory are his father, Andrew
Wayne Crumpton of Bridgeport; his mother, Christine Jeffreys of Willimantic,
Conn.; his step-mother, Robin Crumpton of Bridgeport; five brothers, Dwayne
Peel and Whitney Taylor of Bridgeport, Donald Minick of Stratford, Alvin
Durrett and Clifford Jones Jr. of Willimantic; three sisters, Deeradre
Serrano and Donisha "Joy" Minick of Stratford and Amber Jeffreys of Willimantic;
paternal grandmother, Helen Crumpton of Bridgeport; maternal grandmother,
Mary Tillman of Stratford; his godmother, Regina Jordan and god brother,
Dominique Hancock; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services
will be held Friday (TODAY), at 7 p.m. at Mt. Aery Baptist Church, 73 Frank
Street, Bridgeport with the Rev. Dr. Anthony L. Bennett, pastor, officiating.
Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Friends may
call Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Andrew Jeffreys Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 3614, Bridgeport,
CT 06605. Morton s Mortuary, Inc., 25 Margaret E. Morton Lane, Bridgeport,
is in charge of arrangements.
Annie Lee Howell, of Bridgeport, our dear mother, wife of Robert Joe
Howell Sr., daughter of the late James Connie and Lucy Parker, departed
this earthly life on Saturday, June 16, 2001, in St. Vincent4s Medical
Center. She was born August 11, 1933, in Tabor, N.C. She relocated to Bridgeport
in 1964. She was a member of Mount Sinai Church, where she served on the
Usher Board and Senior Choir. She always had an open door to anyone who
needed help. She leaves to cherish her memory, three sons, Lonnie Parker
and wife, Henrietta, of Temple Hills, Md., Robert Howell of Bridgeport,
Walter Howell of New Haven; three daughters, Mary Ann and husband, Andy
Gardner of Bridgeport, Lola Howell of New Haven, Daphne Howell of Hamden;
three sisters, Mary Lee Tatum of Critz, Va., Margaret Prunty of Spencer,
Va., Vivian Graves of Reidsvilles, N.C.; two brothers, Willie Parker and
wife, Dollie, of Washington, D.C., George Houchins Jr. and wife, Barbara,
of Stuart, Va.; also 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and a host
of other relatives and friends. One sister predeceased her. A funeral service
will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at the Mount Sinai Pentecostal Church, 1888
Stratford Avenue with Pastor Lucy Peele officiating. Friends may greet
the family from 6 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be held Saturday
at 9:30 a.m. in Park Cemetery. Professional service conducted by the Betty
M. Lorde Funeral Service, 1332 North Ave., Bridgeport.
Emily B. Panas, age 83, of Stratford, beloved wife of George Panas,
died on Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Czechoslovakia,
she had been a Stratford resident for many years. In addition to her husband,
she is survived by two beloved sons, George S. Panas and his wife, Shirley,
of Manchester, and William R. Panas and his wife, Helen, of Westboro, Mass.;
four grandchildren, Suzanne Panas, Gregory Panas, Michael Panas and Robert
Panas; one sister, Ann Hutta of Toronto, Canada; two brothers in Czechoslovakia;
and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend the funeral
on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 8:15 a.m. in the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155
Main Street, Stratford, and at 9 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church with
a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in St. John`s Cemetery, Stratford.
Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Mary Kuncik Sokol, age 88, of 123 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, devoted
wife of 54 years of the late John Sokol, died Monday, June 18, 2001, in
Dover, N.H. She was born in Shelton, on August 26, 1912, daughter of the
late Andrew and Milka Yurchak Kuncik and was a lifelong resident. Mrs.
Sokol was a parishioner of Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Ansonia, a member
of the Shelton Senior Citizens Center and the American Russian Club of
Shelton. She was the beloved mother of Audrey Sokol of Shelton, and Helene
Cass, and son-in-law, Dr. Paul Cass, of Eliot, Maine. A devoted sister
of Helen Kuncik, William Kuncik and Peter Kuncik, all of Shelton; two cherished
grandchildren, Blake and Maura Cass of Eliot. She was predeceased by her
brother, Stephen Kuncik. Funeral services Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 10:15
a.m. from the James T. Toohey & Son Funeral Home, 92 Howe Avenue, Shelton,
at 11 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul Church. Burial in Sts. Peter &
Paul Cemetery, Derby. Calling hours on Friday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 p.m.
Panachyda service at 7:15 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Sts.
Peter & Paul Church or MSAD #35, for a tree to be planted at Eliot
Elementary School where many joyful times were shared with grandchildren,
through the funeral home.
Anna Kwoka Veneruso, age 77, of Bridgeport, the beloved wife of Ciro
E. Veneruso, died Thursday, June 21, 2001. Ann is survived, along with
her husband, by a daughter, Jerryl Veneruso; a son, Thomas C. Veneruso;
a granddaughter, Tatiana Veneruso; and three grandsons, Garrett Maniscalco,
Craig Maniscalco and Anthony Maniscalco, along with his wife, Angela, and
their two children, Anthony Jr. and Alyssa; her sister, Tatiana Kwoka Jones;
and her brother, John Kwoka Jr. Her brothers, Steven, Joseph, Peter and
Michael; and her sisters, Mary Bertrand and Irene DeBenedetto, predeceased
her. Along with raising her family, Ann was the founding secretary of the
Taxpayers Association of Bridgeport, and served as director for five years.
Funeral arrangements will be through the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home,
Trumbull. There will be no calling hours. Interment at the Gate of Heaven
Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations
be made to your local Home Hospice. A memorial Mass at Our Lady of Good
Counsel Church, will be announced by the family.
Winifred Frances Mulloy, age 92, a resident of Fairfield, died Wednesday,
June 20, 2001, at the Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital, Fairfield.
Miss Mulloy was born in Bridgeport, the daughter of the late Patrick and
Winifred Healy Mulloy. She was employed by the Bassick Co. for 35 years
until her retirement in 1974, and was a member of the Bassick Quarter Century
Club, the League of St. Joseph, and Our Lady of the Assumption Church Seniors.
Miss Mulloy was predeceased by her two sisters, Catherine and Helen Mulloy;
and her two brothers, Joseph and William Mulloy. She is survived by numerous
cousins. Friends may attend the funeral on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at
8:15 a.m. in the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham
Place, Trumbull, and at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Fairfield,
with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. Michael`s Cemetery,
Stratford. Friends may call on Friday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. Those who
so desire may make contributions in her memory to the Center for Women
and Families, 753 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604.
Richard J. Dow, age 89, of Clayton Street, Milford, beloved husband
of the late Mary Lausky Dow, died Thursday, June 21, 2001. Mr. Dow was
born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on July 13, 1911, and was a Trumbull resident
for 15 years, and a Milford resident for more than 60 years. He was retired
from the Bridgeport Brass Co., where he was employed for 47 years. Mr.
Dow was a member of the Quarter Century Club at Bridgeport Brass, and was
a Scoutmaster for Troop 34 for many years. He enjoyed fishing at Candlewood
Lake and hunting in Maine for several years. Survivors include a son, Richard
M. Dow and his wife, Norma, of Virginia; two daughters, Carol Driscoll
and her husband, David, of Oxford, and Kathleen M. Brelsford and her husband,
Roger, of Milford; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a niece,
Margaret Dow of Ansonia; and two nephews, John Dow of Ansonia, and Edward
Dow of Bridgeport. Mr. Dow was predeceased by a sister, Mary Regan; and
by a grandson, David J. Driscoll. Friends are invited to attend funeral
services on Friday (TODAY), at 4:30 p.m. in the Gregory F. Doyle Funeral
Home, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford. Interment will be in Kings Highway
Cemetery on Saturday at 9 a.m. Friends may call on Friday (TODAY) from
4 to 7 p.m.
Ruth E. Linder, age 87, of Stratford, passed away on Wednesday, June
20, 2001, at Lord Chamberlain Nursing Facility, Stratford. Born in Chicago,
to the late Rev. and Mrs. Eric C. Linder, she was a resident of Bridgeport
and Stratford for more than 75 years. She was employed for many years by
the Dictaphone Corp., and was a member of their Quarter Century Club. She
was well-known as an accomplished musician in church ministry for more
than 60 years. She ministered to various churches as a soprano soloist,
organist and director of music. She was an active member of the Covenant
Church of Easton, and after serving her church for 15 years as director
of music, she retired and was honored by the congregation with the designation
of Director of Music Emeritus. She was an honorary member of the local
chapter of the Organist Guild. She was a member of a local chapter of AARP,
having served as president and secretary. Survivors include a brother,
Paul K. Linder and his wife, Phylis, of Stratford; one nephew; and four
nieces. She was predeceased by a brother, Wilber E. Linder and his wife,
Lorraine. Funeral services will be held at the Larson Funeral Home, 2496
North Avenue, Bridgeport, on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 9:30 a.m. with
graveside committal service at Mountain Grove Cemetery. Following will
be time for fellowship with friends and family at the Covenant Church of
Easton to honor Ruth`s memory. Contributions may be made in her memory
to the Memorial Fund of the Covenant Church of Easton, 1 Sport Hill Road,
Easton, CT 06612.
Bernareo Medina, age 76, of Bridgeport, entered into eternal rest on
Thursday, June 21, 2001, in Milford. Complete arrangements to be announced
by the George J. Peterson Funeral Home, 1041 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport.
John M. Sabatino, age 44, of Trumbull, beloved son of Angelo and Flora
Coefield Sabatino of Monroe, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at home following
a brief illness. Born in Bridgeport, on April 30, 1957, Mr. Sabatino was
a lifelong resident of Trumbull and Monroe. He was an employee for the
Sheltered Workshop of the Kennedy Center, Bridgeport, since 1977, and an
active participant of the Connecticut State and Fairfield County Special
Olympics. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Angela
Richert and her husband, Hank; and nephews, John and Christopher Richert,
all of Blacksburg, Va. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June
23, 2001, at 8 a.m. from the Spadaccino Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe
Turnpike (Route 111), Monroe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
at 9 a.m. in St. Jude`s Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. Interment
will be in St. John`s Cemetery, Monroe. Family and friends may call on
Friday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Kennedy Center Inc., 2440 Reservoir Avenue, Trumbull, CT 06611. See http://web.archive.org/web/20010622223348/http://www.legacy.com/
for more information.
Edward J. Fignar Sr. (Erco Eddie), age 70, of Stratford, died on Thursday,
June 21, 2001, at his home. Mr. Fignar, a Korean War veteran of the U.S.
Army, was born in Bridgeport, to the late Andrew and Anna Kepchick Fignar,
and had been a Stratford resident for 42 years. He was retired from Sikorsky
Aircraft after 38 years of service and was an avid stamp, coin and baseball
card collector, and was a member of the Nutmeg Stamp Club. Survivors include
his beloved wife of 49 years, Rose Mihocko Fignar; two sons, Edward J.
Fignar Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Bridgeport, and John Fignar of Stratford;
two daughters, Rosanne Smith-Chiulli and her husband, Roy, of Stratford,
and Susan Glancy of Bridgeport; 12 grandchildren: Freddy, Tina, Robin,
Lori Ann, Dawn, Kimberly, Richard, Nicole, John, Brittany, Gabrielle and
Bobby Jr.; six great-grandchildren: Tyler, Alyssa, Jeremy, Skyler, Lexie
and Jazlyn; nieces and nephews, George Fignar of Bridgeport, Pauline Rua,
Cheryl Bishop and Vinny and Linda Giordanella, all of Milford; and one
cousin, Kay Cosenza. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, June
23, 2001, at 8:15 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place,
Stratford, and at 9 a.m. in Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church, Bridgeport,
for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. Mary`s Cemetery,
Milford. Friends may call on Friday (TODAY), from 4 to 8 p.m.
Kenneth A. Knight, age 87, of Bridgeport, entered into eternal rest
on Tuesday, June 19, 2001. He was born in the Panama Zone Canal, Panama,
on June 6, 1914, to the late Fredrick Knight and Mary Hart Knight. Kenneth
leaves to cherish his memory a close friend, Mea Patterson; and a niece,
Harriet Sharp of Bridgeport. A graveside service will be held this afternoon
(FRIDAY) at noon, in Maple Grove Memorial Park, Harvester Road, Easton.
Arrangements entrusted to George J. Peterson, 1041 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport.
Concetta "Kate" Menta went home to be with Jesus on Monday, June 18,
2001. She died at home surrounded by loving family and friends. She was
born Concetta Luglio on September 14, 1917, to Joseph and Carmela. Kate
married Paul Menta on a sunny, beautiful Valentine`s Day in 1942. Paul
and Kate loved each other faithfully until Paul`s death on March 20, 1987.
Her two sons live in Pennsylvania. Paul Jr. lives in Newtown Square with
Betty Jane "BJ" Peters. He has three grown sons: Paul III, Michael and
John. He also has a grandson, Paul IV. Kenneth, his wife, Grace, and their
daughter, Laura, live in the house Paul and Kate built in 1949, in Drexel
Hill. Kenneth has two grown daughters, Michele and Danielle, from a previous
marriage. In November 1999, Kate moved to Connecticut to live with her
daughter, Dorothy Meyer; and grandchildren: Charles III (Chad), Curtis
and Kathryn (Katie) Meyer. She was a fun-loving participant at the Strong
House Adult Day Center, where several days a week she was found singing
Italian songs and sharing recipes with everyone. She loved her friends
there. Kate loved Jesus and she loved people in a genuine manner. Her sense
of humor and witty wisdom were a delightful part of this wonderful woman.
We can hear Jesus saying, "Well done good and faithful servant." She was
a beloved member of the church family of EastGate Ministries, where she
will be deeply missed. Her church will celebrate her life at a special
service held on Sunday, July 8, 2001, at 2:30 p.m. The service will be
held at her daughter`s home at 19 River Road, Killingworth, CT 06491.