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PROKALY
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.

PANGRAC
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.

TOMASINI
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.

HORVATH
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.

YOUNG
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.

FUNTERAL
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 choice.

RYAN
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.

ARRINGTON
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.

PENIX
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 Avenue, Bridgeport.

WILLIS
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 Street, Bridgeport.

BROWNELL
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.

FREER
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, CT.

MALLOZZI
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.

VISNESKI
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.

O`RAVITZ
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.

JEFFREYS
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.

HOWELL
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.

PANAS
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.

SOKOL
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.

VENERUSO
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.

MULLOY
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.

DOW
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.

LINDER
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.

MEDINA
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.

SABATINO
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.

FIGNAR
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.

KNIGHT
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.

MENTA
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.


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