Connecticut Post

March 2000

Transcribed by: Terasa Ahlgren


AHRONSON Edith  age 92, a lifelong educator in the Bridgeport Public Schools, passed away in Buffalo, on Friday, March 3, 2000. Mrs. Ahronson was born in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Joseph and Esther (Spitz) Rosenbluh, and spent her entire life in Bridgeport until August 1999, when she moved to Buffalo to be closer to her family. Mrs. Ahronson was predeceased by her husband, Harry Ahronson, and by her 10 siblings, John, Isador, Charles, David, Benjamin, Harry and Louis Rosenbluh, Rose Jacoby, Kate Fink, and Clara Westerbeek. Mrs. Ahronson received her B.S. from Southern Connecticut and her M.A. from New York University. in 1927 she commenced a career in elementary education spanning nearly a half-century, including many years as principal of Jefferson and Bryant schools. Upon her retirement in 1976, her faculty and staff honored her with a citation "For her success in influencing children to reach their full potential and for guiding teachers to improve instruction, so together these aims could be achieved." Mrs. Ahronson was active in numerous volunteer organizations both before and after retirement. As a life member of Hadassah, she was honored in 1991 with the Hand of Healing Award. She served on the boards of the Bridgeport and Fairfield chapters in many capacities. In addition, she had been a member of the boards of the Greater Bridgeport Retired Teachers Association, Congregation Rodepg Sholomas Sisterhood, the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Bridgeport, and the Greater Bridgeport Mental Health Center. She also served with the Mayoras Commission for People with Disabilities, the Connecticut Coalition on Aging, and the Planning for the Elderly Committee of Jewish Family Services. In 1983, Mrs. Ahronson was selected to attend the U.S. Senator Lowell Weikeras intern program in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Ahronson is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Esther and John Northman of Buffalo; her grandchildren, Steven Northman and his wife, Stacy of Buffalo, and Lisa Northman of Washington D.C. Services will take place Tuesday at 1 p.m. from The Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home, 88 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT, with interment following at Loyalty Cemetery on Burroughs Road in Fairfield.
ALLEN David R., age 75, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, in his home in Fairfield. Mr. Allen was born in Watertown, N.Y., and lived in Fairfield since 1953. He retired from Newsweek magazine in 1977, and then joined Herlin Press as a sales executive until his retirement in 1993. Mr. Allen is survived by his wife, Jane Allen of Fairfield; a daughter, Kristi Allen of Auke Bay, Alaska; and a son, David R. Allen Jr. of Milford. A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. in the First Congregational Church, Old Post Road, Fairfield. The family requests in lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Mr. Allen be made to United Home Hospice, 1931 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06430.
ALTIERI Yolanda J. age 76, of Trumbull, beloved wife of the late Leonard Altieri Sr., died Sunday, March 12, 2000, in St. Vincent1s Medical Center, Bridgeport, following a long illness. Born in Abruzzi, Italy, on November 22, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Agatha Ciotta Epifano. Mrs. Altieri immigrated to the U.S. in 1928, and was a homemaker and Trumbull resident for 45 years. She is survived by her devoted children, Louis Altieri and his wife, Deborah, of Newtown, Leonard Altieri Jr. and his wife, Laura, of Newtown, Paula Bachman and her husband, Eugene, of Huntington, and Michele Dellolio and her husband, Nicholas Dellolio Jr., of Shelton; sisters, Hazel Altieri and her husband, Michael, of Trumbull, and Anne Franzino and her husband, Frank, of Monroe. She is also survived by nine grandchildren. Funeral services will take place from the Spadaccino Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, (Rte. 111), Monroe, Tuesday at 9 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 200 Shelton Road, Trumbull, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call Monday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m.
ANDRZEJEWSKI Patricia Richards, age 66, of Fairfield, wife of the late Walter J. Andrzejewski, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in her home. Born in Wallsall, England, she had been a Fairfield resident for the last 36 years. She served in the Women„s Royal Enlisted Navy as a cryptographer. A longtime employee at Fairfield University, Mrs. Andrzejewski was currently the secretary to the Rev. Charles Allen SJ. Survivors include her three children, a daughter, Jane E. Rolison and her husband, Cortie J. Rolison III, of Cleveland, Tenn.; two sons, Gary M. Andrzejewski and his wife, Phyllis, of Brookfield, and Peter W. Andrzejewski and his wife, Jheri of Monroe; a brother, Frank Richards of England; five grandchildren, Walter, Nicole and Michele Andrzejewski, C.J. Rolison IV, and Christopher Rolison; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Sunday, March 19, 2000, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. A funeral service will immediately follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Allen, SJ, officiating. Interment will be private
ARNOLD Eva Carter age 60, of El Cajon, Calif., entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 28, 2000. Survivors include her loving husband, William Arnold; a daughter, Elizabeth (Klembara) Diaz and her husband, Joseph; three sons, and their wives, James and Julie Klembara, Daniel and Sue Klembara, and Scott and Angela Klembara. She was the proud grandmother of Michelle, J.J., Kyle, Amanda and Thomas Klembara, Sean and Sara Arline, and Joseph Diaz. Survivors also include two brothers, Jim and Michael Carter; and two sisters, Judith Alexander, and Shirley Kerr. She was predeceased by her son, Keith Klembara, and her parents, Clarence and Arline Carter. A memorial service was held on Friday in Holy Trinity Church in El Cajon. Local arrangements will be announced at a later date.
AUGUSTUS Robert Edward, husband of Kim Locke Augustus of 263 William Street, West Haven, died Thursday, March 23, 2000. He was a son of George P. and Joan Cabral Augustus of Riverside, R.I. Survivors include his daughter, Amie Augustus of West Haven; a sister, Lynn Fortin of Riverside; two nephews and a niece. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Saturday, April 1, 2000, at noon at the West Haven Funeral Home at the green, 662 Savin Avenue, West Haven. Donations may be made to American Liver Foundation, 1425 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009.
AVERY Raymond J. of Fairfield, husband of Frances S. Avery, died Friday, March 3, 2000, in his home. The Spear Funeral Home, 39 S. Benson Road, Fairfield, will announce arrangements.
BABO Apostol
 age 39, of Bridgeport, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, in his home. Complete funeral arrangements to be announced by the Frank Polke and Son Funeral Home
BAKER Georgia  
age 84, of Brewster, N.Y., died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in Southport Manor. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Baker was a resident of White Plains for many years before she retired and moved to Brewster. She was a retired customer service representative for American Airlines in Manhattan. While she enjoyed reading, traveling, and bowling, it was her care-giving to both family and friends in need that will be most remembered. She is survived by her loving son, Robert L. Baker and his wife, Elizabeth, of Fairfield; four grandchildren, Bonnie Russo, and her husband, Robert, of Norwalk, Robert L. Baker Jr. and his fiance, Wendy Woodward, Laura Baker, and her fiance, Philip Calabrese, all of Danbury, and Jeremy Boerner of Las Vegas; two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Anthony. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 14, at 3 p.m. in the Lesko Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. Friends may greet her family one hour prior to services. The Baker family prefers memorial contributions be made to The American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.
BALLARD Emmett, age 82, of Bethel, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Heritage Heights Care Center, Danbury, Conn. He was the husband of Antoinette Milewski. The funeral will be conducted on Tuesday from the Hull Funeral home, 60 Division Street, Danbury at 9:30 a.m. to the Church of St. Mary, Bethel, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.
BAROFF Philip, age 69, of Easton, beloved husband of Phyllis Baroff for 44 years, died suddenly, Monday, March 27, 2000. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a lifetime resident of Connecticut. He graduated from Duke University in 1951, and from Harvard Law School in 1956. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. in Korea from 1951 to 1953. He was a practicing attorney and a member of the American Trial Lawyer‚s Association. He was an Attorney Trial Referee for the Connecticut Superior Court. He served as chairman of the Easton Board of Education, and was an avid golfer and member of Oronoque Country Club. He had been a star of the Raybestos Cardinals and was inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame. In addition to his loving wife Phyllis, he is survived by his beloved children, Rabbi Richard Baroff and his wife, Raina, of Atlanta, Ga., David Baroff and his wife, Laura, of Portland, Ore., Martin Baroff and his wife, Susan, of Bedford, N.H.; and Kenneth Baroff and his wife, Adrienne, of Durham, N.C.; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at 1 p.m. in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in B‚Nai Israel Cemetery, Monroe. The family will greet friends on Wednesday, March 29, from Noon until the time of services in the funeral home. The family will receive visitors at the Baroff residence in Easton from Wednesday, March 29, through Sunday, April 2.
BARTEK Frances C. (Palchak), age 87, of Bridgeport, beloved wife of the late William S. Bartek, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, in Mediplex of Milford. Born in Bridgeport, Frances was a lifelong resident. Survivors include two sons, Richard W. Bartek and his wife, Roberta, of Milford, Kenneth Bartek and his wife, Roseanne, of Northford, section of North Branford; a daughter-in-law, Judith Bartek of Bethel; six grandchildren, Jeffrey Bartek, Karin Stocknoff, Kenneth Bartek Jr., Nicholas Bartek, Brandon Bartek, Erik Bartek; a brother, Joseph Palchak; a sister, Ann Burns of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, William J. Bartek. Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home and in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at 10 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment in St. Michaelas Cemetery, Stratford. Calling hours will take place on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main Street, Bridgeport (on the Trumbull Line).
BARTONE Virginia  age 73, of 274 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital, with her loving family at her bedside. Mrs. Bartone was the devoted wife of the late William Bartone Sr. Mrs. Bartone was born in Waterbury, June 15, 1926, daughter of the late Joseph and Edith Masone Dedo and had been an Ansonia resident for more than 21 years. She was a retired bookkeeper for the Ideal Tire Co. in Bridgeport for many years, and was also employed with D. H. Kelley Co. in Derby, and was a member of the Ansonia senior citizen center. Mrs. Bartone was the beloved mother of William Bartone Jr. of Las Vegas, Robert Bartone and his wife, Michele, Beverly Della Rocco and her husband, Carl, all of Ansonia, and Lori Bourdeau and her husband, Michael, of Seymour. She was the sister of Joseph Dedo Jr. of Seymour, and Marianne Tiano of Beacon Falls, and the late Barbara Falcioni. She is also survived by 10 loving grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral will leave the , on Monday at 8:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in the Holy Rosary Church, Ansonia. Burial will be in Mt. St. Peter's Cemetery, Derby. Friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. At the request of the family, memorial contributions may be made to The Lower Naugatuck Valley Boys and Girls Club, 1 Positive Place, Shelton, CT 06484, or the Parent Child Resource Center, 40 White Street, Shelton, CT 06484.
BAXTER Ada Hayward
 age 99, formerly of Fairfield, died on Saturday, March 4, 2000, at the Essex Meadows Health Center in Essex. She was born in Bridgeport on January 5, 1901, the daughter of George and Ida Bryant Hayward. She was the wife of the late John P. Baxter. A graduate of the Bridgeport Normal School, she taught at Jefferson School prior to her marriage. A lifelong resident of Bridgeport and Fairfield, she had been a member of the First Presbyterian church of Fairfield for 85 years and was a member of their sewing group. She is survived by a son, Richard C. Baxter of Old Lyme; a sister, Annabelle H. Devlin of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Ross Bryant Baxter, two sisters, Mildred G. Baxter and Mary C. Smith; and a brother Henry G. Hayward. Funeral services will be held at Riverview Funeral Home, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2000, with interment to follow at Mountain Grove Cemetery. Friends may call prior to the service at 10 a.m. Donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield Memorial Fund, 2475 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06432.
BENDLAK Peter F
.  age 58, of Rosebrook Road, Milford, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in his home after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Bogaczyk Bendlak. Mr. Bendlak was born on November 16, 1941, in Bridgeport, son of the late Estelle Dumkowski Mrozinsky. He was a resident of Milford for 32 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Bendlak was the owner of Peter s Pub Cafe, Hamden, since 1987. Previously, he owned the former Giant Valley Inn and the former Tally Ho Cafe, both in Hamden, and worked for the former Borden s Dairy for many years. Mr. Bendlak was a parishioner of St. Agnes Church, Milford, and a former member of the Milford Jaycees. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Peter F. Bendlak III, and his wife, Sandra, of West Haven, and Christopher C. Bendlak of Milford; a daughter, Lisa Marie DeBiase and her husband, Dean, of Milford; a sister, Lorraine Miller of Bridgeport; a granddaughter, Jillian Rose Bendlak; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Veronica Mrozinsky. Services will take place Monday at 9:45 a.m. from the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street on the Green, Milford, with a Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, Milford. Interment in King's Highway Cemetery, Milford. Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the United Home Hospice, 1931 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06432.
BENNETT Elizabeth A., age 65, of Stratford, beloved wife of the late Frank Anthony Bennett, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in St. Vincentas Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Hazelton, Pa., on November 25, 1934, she was the daughter of Florence R. Hiloski Card of Stratford and the late Charles R. Card. Mrs. Bennett was a homemaker and a resident of Stratford for eight years, previously of Monroe and Clearwater, Fla. She was a Eucharistic minister of St. James Church, Stratford, and a Marian Servant for the community of Divine Providence House of Prayer in Clearwater. Besides her beloved mother, she is survived by her devoted children, Frank Bennett and his wife, Patricia, of Monroe, Matthew M. and Michael J. Bennett, both of Virginia, Elizabeth Bennett of Easton, Maria Boemmels and her husband, William, of Stratford, and Rose Gulish and her husband, Joseph, of Torrington. Also survived by a brother, Charles J. Card of Stratford; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will take place Saturday at 8 a.m. from the Spadaccino Funeral Home, 499 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. James Church, Stratford, at 9 a.m. Entombment will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Drums, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. James Renovation Fund, 2110 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615. Friends may call Friday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m.
BENSON Donald Tuttle, age 73, of Easton, husband of Constance Foley Benson, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in the Carolton Chronic Convalescent Hospital, Fairfield. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield.

BENSON Mr. Donald T., age 73, a resident of Easton, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in the Carolton Chronic Convalescent Hospital, Fairfield. Mr. Benson was born in Concord, N.H., on July 24, 1926. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps in England, flying bombing missions over Germany. Mr. Benson earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Hampshire and a master's degree in engineering from Columbia University. After starting his career with the Bridgeport Brass Co. and the Bullard Co. in the 1950s, Mr. Benson joined the Goss and DeLeeuw Machine Tool Co. of Kensington in 1966 as vice president and served as president and a member of the board of directors until retiring in 1994. Until recently he acted as vice chairman of the board of Powerhold Inc. Throughout his career Mr. Benson forged alliances with various manufacturers in Latin America, Europe, and the Orient. After his retirement, he spent extended periods of time in Russia and other eastern European countries on volunteer assignments with the International Executive Service helping their corporations adjust to capitalism. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He was a member of the Fayerweather Yacht Club, and was an avid pilot, photographer, and outdoorsman. He expressed his lifelong love of the ocean and its creatures by serving as a volunteer guide at the Maritime Museum in Norwalk and supporting its activities. Survivors include his loving wife, Constance Foley Benson of Easton; two sons, Val Benson and his wife, Inger, and Dana Benson, all of Los Angeles; a daughter, Paula Evans and her husband, Stuart, of Santa Clara, Calif.; granddaughters, Kendall Benson and Riley Evans; his brother, Gardener Benson of Arizona; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Monday, March 20, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 661 Old Post Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, Fairfield. Friends may call on Sunday, March 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Benson may be made to the University of New Hampshire Foundation, Elliot Alumni Center, 9 Edgewood Road, Durham, NH 03824


BERARDI Eleno J , age 82, of Bridgeport, beloved husband of Catherine Cantiello Berardi, a retired employee of Federal Paving, and Elowitz Fuel Co., died Friday, March 3, 2000, in St. Vincent/s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Bridgeport on November 26, 1917, he was the son of the late Angelo Berardi and Louise (Capodogli) Berardi. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Frances X Cabrini Council #4096 3rd Degree, and a member of the Marchegiana Society of Bridgeport. Besides his devoted wife of 53 years, he leaves his loving children, a son, Frank Berardi and Donna Scherer of the Huntington section of Shelton; two daughters, Laura Zofcak and husband, Raymond, of Bridgeport, and Elena Spinelli and husband, Ercole, of Redding; one sister, Vincenzina Berardi of Trumbull; six grandchildren, Nicholas, Mathew and Sara Spinelli, Lynn Christiano and husband, Joseph, Lee Michael Berardi and Lisa Berardi; two great-grandchildren, Jasmine and Joseph Christiano; and several loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandson, Ronald Allen Jr., and a sister, Maria Ligi. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday, March 6, 2000, at 9 a.m. DIRECTLY in St. Andrew/s Church, Anton Street, Bridgeport. Interment in St. Michael/s Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Alzheimer's Association of Fairfield County Chapter, 607 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851, in memory of Mr. Berardi.
BIESADECKI Evelyn E., age 66, of 21 Evelyn Road, Derby, entered into rest on Friday, March 24, 2000, in the Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, with her family by her side. She was the devoted wife of 49 years to Walter Biesadecki Sr. She was born in Derby on April 15, 1933, daughter of the late Ralph and Jennie Rapuano Bartone, and was a lifelong resident of Derby. Mrs. Biesadecki was employed for 13 years at Life Touch Studio before her retirement in 1993. She previously was employed at the former Hull Dye Works. She was the beloved mother of Walter Biesadecki Jr. of Ansonia, Gary Biesadecki of Seymour, Linda Vaccaro of Ansonia, and Lisa McManus of Derby; sister of Ralph Bartone of Derby, Anthony Bartone of Deep River, Rose Abate of Ansonia, Louise DeGennaro of Derby, Silvia Mongillo of Westbrook, Margaret Giangreco of Ansonia, and the late William and Michael Bartone; and loving grandmother of nine grandchildren; and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Her funeral will leave the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 253 Elizabeth Street, Derby, on Monday at 8:30 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Mary‚s Church. Interment will follow in St. Michael‚s Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary-St. Michael School, 14 Seymour Avenue, Derby, CT 06418.
BJORK Edward R. , age 86, of 12 Blyth Place, Palm Coast, Fla., died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Local Care Center, Palm Coast, Fla. During World War II, he served in the Army as a major. He later retired from the Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was born in Bridgeport and moved to Florida in 1980, from the Huntington section of Shelton. He was a retired comptroller for Fruitrich Cadillac-Oldsmobile in Bridgeport. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Palm Coast, the VFW Palm Coast, and Palm Harbour Golf Club. Survivors include his companion, Arlene Bovankovich; son, David Bjork of Old Orchard Beach, Maine; daughter, Betsy Rossi of Oxford; and five grandchildren. Volusia Memorial, Ormond Beach, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
BLANCHARD Olga Coret  
age 78, of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Bridgeport on November 25, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Sofia Coret Fritch Barquero and Peter Coret, and was a lifelong city resident. She was the widow of Gerald Blanchard. Survivors include her beloved family, three sons, Gerald Blanchard of Essex, Joseph Blanchard of Bridgeport, and Jimmy Blanchard of Rocky Hill; two daughters, Elizabeth Carney of Hamden, and Lucinda Blanchard of New York; one, brother, William Coret of Iowa; five sisters, Rita Reutter of Florida, Viola Elliott of California, Sofia Sue Perry of Bridgeport, Rose Sheldon of Florida, and Lillian Cotto of Bridgeport; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; She was predeceased by a son John Blanchard. Funeral services and interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements by the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport.
BODAK Harry M
, of 186 Ford Road, Woodbridge, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Connecticut Hospice, Branford. A resident of Woodbridge over 50 years, he was the husband of the late Katherine Skypack Bodak, and son of the late Klement and Mary Gyba Bodak. Mr. Bodak was employed for 22 years by the Cheesmans Co. and for seven years by the Farrel Corp. He finished his employment with the Town of Woodbridge, retiring in 1975 with 12 years as custodian in the school system. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp., as a truck driver and medic with the 74th Troop Carrier Squadron, 434th Troop Carrier Group, 9th Air Force. He was a communicant of Sts Peter and Paul Church, Ansonia, also, a former member of the Woodbridge Post V.F.W. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Patricia) Stark of Lyme, Conn. and Mrs. Michael (Harriet) Hanley of Bethany, Conn.; a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Lillian) Slezak of Ansonia. Also survived by three loving grandchildren, Warren Stark, Christopher and Kathryn Hanley. He was predeceased by brothers, Stephen and Alton "Tony" Bodak, sisters, Anne Stephanchik, Helen "Nell" Skypack, Mary Sanders and Elsie Rossi. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Hylwa-Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia. A Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sts Peter & Paul Church. Burial with full military honors in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.
BOJCZUK Petro  age 75, of Stratford, beloved husband of Christina Robson Bojczuk, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Potochyska, Ukraine, he had resided in Stratford since 1949. Mr. Bojczuk was retired from Avco Lycoming where he worked for 28 years. He was a member of the First Division of Ukrainian Veterans of Bridgeport and New Haven Branch, the Ukrainian Congressional Committee in Bridgeport, the Ukrainian Fraternal Association, and the Ukrainian National Association. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his beloved daughters, Alexis Martin of West Haven, and Marta Supple of Milford; five stepchildren, John Reekie of Utah, James Reekie of Stratford, Fraser Reekie of Missouri, Fergus Reekie of Japan, and Heather Weymouth of Utah; one sister in Ukraine; three grandchildren, Michael, Peter and Sarabeth; and 10 step-grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at 8:15 a.m. in the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford, and at 9 a.m. in Holy Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Bridgeport. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Panakhyda services will be at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may make donations to Petrogs favorite Ukrainian charities through the funeral director.
BORGES Acacio J. "Casey"   age 62, of Milville, Del., formerly of Norwalk and Waxhaw, N.C., died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven. Born in Norwalk on December 12, 1937, the son of the late Joseph and Ledwina Carvalho Borges, he had been a Norwalk resident for 48 years before moving to North Carolina and Delaware. Until his retirement, he had been a salesman at Wilton Motors in Wilton. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of the Striped Bass Club of Norwalk, the Ferris Hill Club, and the East Norwalk Yacht Club. He is survived by his wife, Jane Willmott Borges of Milville; a son, Jeffrey Allan Borges of the Huntington section of Shelton; two daughters, Nadine Lynn Snyder of Ansonia, and Leslie Jane Troy of the Sandy Hook section of Newtown; two brothers, Armand Borges of Wilton, and Thomas Borges of Bethel; two sisters, Lenore Montanye of Waterbury, and Dolores Manca of Danbury; and five grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Matthew's Church, Scribner Avenue, Norwalk. Interment will take place in St. John's Cemetery, Norwalk. Friends may call at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Avenue, Norwalk, on Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m
BORGOGNONE Angelina "Ann" M.  age 71, formerly of Stamford, Bridgeport, and now Bethel, wife of the late Rosario Borgognone, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at her home after a brief illness. Born on April 1, 1928, in Stamford, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Lucielle Raino Sagnelli. A Stamford resident for about 20 years, she moved to Bridgeport and finally Bethel. She was a member of St. Maryas Roman Catholic Church of Bethel, and was also a member of the Senior Center Loss and Laughter group, and was also a volunteer for the Aids Project of Greater Danbury. She is survived by her son, Roger T. Borgognone of Bridgeport; a daughter, Robin Borgognone of New Milford; a sister, Faye Dellaventura of Bethel; and two grandchildren, Roger and Anthony Borgognone of Bridgeport. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Alphonse and Frank Sagnelli. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 20, at 10 a.m. in St. Maryas Roman Catholic Church, 26 Dodgertown Road, Bethel, followed by burial in St. Michaelas Cemetery, Stratford. Calling hours will be held in the Cornell Memorial Funeral Home, 247 White Street, Danbury, on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions may be made in her memory to New Heights, 64 West Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Jerome C. Massari & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer Street, Stamford, is in care of arrangements.
BRANCO Ana Luisa Goncalves
age 82, of Bridgeport, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, in St. Vincent s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Padroso, Montalegre, Portugal, she was a Bridgeport resident for many years. She was the widow of Domingos Branco. Survivors include her beloved family, her daughter, Matilda Carvalho and husband, Jose, of Bridgeport; two sons, Domingos Branco and wife, Rosa, of Cumberland, R.I., and Antonio Branco and wife, Joaquina, of Portugal; a sister-in-law, Delfina Branco of Bridgeport; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Jose G. Branco. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at 8 a.m. in The Parente-Lauro Funeral Home Inc., 559 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, and at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Bridgeport. Interment will take place in Portugal. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. in The Parente Lauro Funeral Home.
BREYAN Nicholas A., age 81, of Stratford, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Lord Chamberlain Heath Care Facility, Stratford. Born in Bridgeport to the late Anton and Alexandra Cimbalak Breyan, he was a resident of Stratford for 45 years. After graduating from Quinnipiac College, Mr. Breyan was employed by the White Line Motor Express Co. where he served as senior accountant. He was retired from Sikorsky Aircraft with 35 years of service as a supervisory cost accountant and procurement financial analyst. After retiring, he was asked to serve as a consultant for Sikorsky Aircraft. He was a founder of the Sikorsky Employee Federal Credit Union and served on the supervisory committee. He was a member of the National Association of Accountants and served as director of communication. He was also a member of the American Helicopter Society, the Holy Ghost Seniors, and the Baldwin Center Seniors. Mr. Breyan served as auditor on the New England Diocese of the Orthodox Church of America for six years. He was a lifetime member of Holy Ghost Russian Orthodox Church in Bridgeport where he served as auditor, trustee, vice president and president. Survivors include his beloved wife, Helen Bondar Breyan; a son, Nicholas Breyan, M.D. and his wife, Alexandra, of Easton; three grandchildren, Kimberly, Christopher and Jonathan Breyan; and a great-granddaughter, Emma Lynn Breyan. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 8:15 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford, and at 9 a.m. in Holy Ghost Russian Orthodox Church, Bridgeport. Private interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Panachida will be at 7 p.m.
BUNOVSKY Edna A. Rutkowski age 83, a resident of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in the Jewish Home For The Elderly in Fairfield. Mrs. Bunovsky was born in Stratford, and lived most of her life in Bridgeport. She was the wife of the late Joseph S. Bunovsky and is survived by two sons, Ronald J. Bunovsky and his wife, Gail, of Monroe, and Joseph S. Bunovsky and his wife, Frances, of Madison; one daughter, Valarie and her husband, Nicholas Reuter, of Monroe; three sisters, Constance Jarzynski of Bridgeport, Irene Misencik of Bridgeport, and Barbara Brinsko of Bridgeport; two brothers, Edward Rutkowski and Sigmund Rutkowski, both of Stratford; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bunovsky was predeceased by her brother Raymond Rutkowski. Friends may attend the funeral on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. in the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull, and at 10 a.m. in St. Andrew Church, Bridgeport, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers those who so desire may make contributions to the Swim Across The Sound, St. Vincent's Hospital Foundation, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606.
CALDERON Ana
age 66, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 12, 2000, in St. Vincent1s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Toa-Alta, Puerto Rico, she had been an area resident of 40 years. Survivors include two sons, Rene Torres and Miguel Delamata; two daughters, Milagron "Millie" Calderon, and Anna Belle DelValle; seven grandchildren, Manvey Landron, Alex Landron, Alexander Kidwell, Sabastitan DelValle and Nina M. DelValle, Erika Caldron, and Nicole Landron; and one great-grandson, Jose Landron. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the George J. Peterson Funeral Home, 1041 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport. Friends may greet the family Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment in Park Cemetery.
CAYER Mary L.  
age 86, of 38 Rosedale Circle, Shelton, devoted wife of the late Jean Marie Cayer. Mrs. Cayer entered into rest on Sunday, March 12, 2000, in the Shelton Lakes Health Care Center with her loving family by her side. She was born in St. George Beauce, Quebec, February 20, 1914, daughter of the late Alfred and Aglae Poulin Veilleux, and resided in Maine before settling in the Huntington section of Shelton in 1952. She spent the winter months in Lighthouse Point, Fla. She and her husband were two of the original communicants and devout benefactors of St. Lawrence Church. She was the beloved mother of Michelle Kawalautzki and her husband, Frank, and Jules Cayer and his wife, Joyce, of the Huntington section of Shelton; and the loving grandmother of Dana Lauducci and her husband, Brian, and Joshua and Jeffrey Cayer. She was predeceased by two brothers, Pete and Oram Veilleux, and a sister, Jeanne Roy. Her funeral will leave the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Lawrence Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Lawn Cemetery in Huntington. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and a Panachida service will be at the funeral home at 5 p.m. At the request of the family, contributions may be made to St. Lawrence Building Fund, 505 Shelton Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484.
CERRONE Corey Michael, age 26, of Hilton Head, beloved son of Angelo and Elaine Condon Cerrone, died suddenly Wednesday, March 29, 2000, in Hilton Head. As a student, Corey received many academic awards, including Fairfieldas "Certificate of Excellence" recognizing his leadership abilities in school and local community. He was listed in "Whoas Who in American High Schools" 1988-1989. Corey graduated magna cum laude from Fairfield College Preparatory School in 1991, where he was active in Junior Achievement, the Ski Club, played freshman football and sang in the chorus. Coreyas musical ability on the classical guitar earned him a full scholarship to the University of South Carolina. Corey settled in Hilton Head Island in 1994, where he became an avid golfer and pursued his passions for music and his love of people. Coreyas charisma won him lasting friendships wherever he went. "To know him is to love him - we are all better people to have known him." In addition to his loving parents, he is survived by a brother, Jay R. and his wife, Jacqueline, of Longmont, Colo.; a sister, Barbara and her husband, William Todd Major, of Guilford; two nieces, Samantha and Rachel Major; his great-aunt, Jean Pagliaro; his aunt, Barbara Rinko; and a cousin, Walter Rinko. Services will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. directly at St. Pius X Church, 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield. Interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may greet his family on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Lesko Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road in Fairfield Center. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897, or MADD, 2874 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06614.
CHAPIN Ruth W.  
age 79, a 25-year resident of Hobe Sound, Fla., coming from Bridgeport, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in Stuart, Fla. Prior to retirement, Mrs. Chapin was employed by the Underwood Corp. in Bridgeport, and was a member of the Catholic Daughters in Stratford. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Herbert L. Chapin, of Hobe Sound; and numerous nieces and nephews in the Bridgeport area. Arrangements are under the direction of the Young & Prill Funeral Home, Stuart, FL. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at St. Christopher's Catholic Church, Hobe Sound, FL.
CHRISTIANO Elizabeth
, age 76, of Bridgeport, beloved wife of the late Philip J. Christiano, died Monday, March 27, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital following a long illness. Born in Holyoke, Mass., on July 31, 1923, she was the only child of the late John and Isa Miller Brown. Mrs. Christiano was a homemaker and worked for the Bridgeport Board of Education as a cafeteria assistant in the elementary school system. She was a lifelong city resident. Mrs. Christiano is survived by her devoted daughters, Elizabeth Zaleski Snow and her husband, Donald of Ansonia and Beverly Ann Christiano of Bridgeport; grandchildren, John S. Zaleski of Ansonia, Janet E. Panuczak and her husband, Kenneth of Oxford and Robert P. Zaleski and his wife, Heather of Milford. Also survived by a dear and loyal friend, Agnes Pekar of Bridgeport. Mrs. Christiano was predeceased by a son, John Christiano. Friends and family are invited to attend a graveside funeral service Wednesday, March 29, 2000, in Lakeview Cemetery, Bridgeport at 11 a.m. Calling hours are private. The Spadaccino Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike (Rte 111), Monroe, is in care of arrangements.
CHURMA Ann Rose Andrechuk  age 76, of Lane Street, Seymour, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late George Churma Sr. She was born on October 3, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Trofin and Julia Andrechuk. She was a retired inspector for the Teledyne Co. She was a communicant of St. Augustine1s Church, a member of their Social Committee and chairwoman of the Altar Guild. She was involved in the Senior Mentor Program at Bungay School. She belonged to Seymour and Ansonia (Doyle) Senior Centers. Survivors include one son, George Churma Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Wallingford; one daughter, Linda Sumner and her husband, David, of Coventry; one brother, John Andrechuk of Oxford; two sisters, Mary Blewett of Ansonia, and Helen Sadloski of Long Island; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. at the Anthony V. Chepulis Funeral Home, 47 Washington Avenue, Seymour, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Augustine1s Church. Interment in St. Augustine1s Cemetery. Friends may call on TODAY from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Augustine's Church through the funeral home.
CICCARELLI Julia E.  age 97, of Bridgeport, beloved wife of the late Christopher "Chick" Ciccarelli, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in St. JosephCs Manor, Trumbull. Born in Bridgeport on January 26, 1903, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Virginia De Lorenzo Sullivan. Mrs. Ciccarelli was a homemaker and lifelong resident of Bridgeport. She is survived by her devoted daughters, Elinor Sciarrillo and her husband, Dr. Joseph Sciarrillo of Fairfield, and Natalie Pecora and her husband, Edward Pecora of Stratford; a brother, James Sullivan of Stratford; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by four brothers and sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial, meeting directly at church, will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to St. JosephCs Manor, 6448 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. The Spadaccino Funeral Home, 499 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, is in charge of arrangements
CLARK Mildred Basko, age 72, beloved wife of the late Thomas Clark of Stratford, died Wednesday, March 14, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Stratford, daughter of the late John and Stella Basko, Mildred resided here all her life. She was a Stratford High School graduate, class of a45, and retired from the electronics industry. Survivors include a brother, Phillip Basko of Santa Rosa, Calif.; two sisters, Mary Pistey of Stratford; and Elizabeth Iwanicki of Virginia; and several nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Basko. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday at 9:30 a.m. from The William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main Street, Stratford, and at 10:30 a.m. in St. James Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
CLINTON Helen (Plitt)
, age 88, of Sunrise, Fla., previously of Stratford, beloved wife of the late Robert Clinton, died Friday, March 31, 2000, in the West Side Regional Center, Plantation, Fla. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, Stratford.

CLINTON Helen (Plitt), age 88, of Sunrise, Fla., previously of the Devon section of Milford, died Friday, March 31, 2000, in the West Side Regional Center, Plantation, Fla. Mrs. Clinton was born May 22, 1911, in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Ludwig and Julia (Neske) Plitt, and had been a lifetime area resident until her move to Florida. She was a retired inspector for Waterbury Lock Co., Milford. Survivors include one son, Ronald Clinton of Tolland; one daughter, Ruth Clinton of East Walpole, Mass.; one sister Ruth Ackely of Sunrise; two grandchildren, Stacia and Jennifer Clinton; and several nieces and nephews. All services are private, and are being handled by the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, Stratford.


CLOUD Cynthia  age 43, of Waterbury, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in St. Vincentgs Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Gastonia, N.C., Cynthia had been a Bridgeport resident for 13 years prior to moving to Waterbury, where she had lived for the past two and a half years. A graduate of Sacred Heart University, with an M.A. in teaching, she was a third grade teacher at Newfield Elementary School. She was a member of United House of Prayer for All People, where she served on the combined Usher Board. Survivors include her father, James R. Cloud of Dallas, N.C.; her mother, Gracie Williams Cloud of Bridgeport; two brothers, Reginald and Bruce Cloud of North Carolina; one sister, Latrina Cloud of Waterbury; and several uncles and aunts. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the United House of Prayer for All People, 2525 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, with Apostle John Walker officiating. Interment Monday at 11:30 a.m. in Mt. Grove Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 3 p.m. until time of service at the church. Arrangements by Mortongs Mortuary, 25 Margaret Morton Lane, Bridgeport.
COMERS Paul , age 86, beloved husband of Wanda H. Lukomske Comers, of Fairfield, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, in Southport Manor. Mr. Comers was born in Bridgeport and had been a lifelong area resident. He was employed at the Robert Shaw Co. and the Fairfield Post Office, but was most proud of his 30 years with the Fairfield Special Police. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Capt. Robert P. Comers and his fiance, Mickie Sutay, of Fairfield, and Richard A. Comers of New Jersey; one sister, Mary Udzinski of Pennsylvania; and three grandchildren, Ronald, Matthew and Jennifer. Services will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Lesko Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road in Fairfield Center. Interment in Lawncroft Burial Park. Friends may call Wednesday one hour prior to the service.
CONTI Stephen T., age 50, of Stratford, loving husband of Maura Hennessy, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 15, 2000. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Peter J. Conti and Theophane Kelly Conti of East Haven, he was a resident of Stratford for seven years. Mr. Conti had been in sales with Conseco of Milford and was an avid sportsman. Survivors besides his beloved wife and mother are two brothers, John Conti and his wife, Karen, of Clinton, and Frank Conti of New Haven; two sisters, Patricia Hollister and her husband, Alan, of Franklin Square, N.Y., and Theo Conti-Kell of Stratford; and two nieces and two nephews. He also leaves his two beloved beagles, Zoomer and Madison. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9:45 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford, and at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mark„s Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in Putney Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Friday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 p.m. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory be made to a charity of one's choice
COOK Doris Levesque, age 90, of Stratford, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Marshall Lane Manor, Derby. She was the widow of Otis Cook. Born in Springfield, Mass., she had resided in Connecticut most of her life. She is survived by her beloved children, one son, William Everett of Milford; and one daughter, Lois Pompano of Naugatuck; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nephews. Friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass on Saturday, March 18, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. in St. James Church, Stratford. Interment will be private. Arrangements were entrusted to Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford.
COSTA Angelina (Greco)  age 98, of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in her home. Born in Sicily, Italy, on May 29, 1901, she was the daughter of the late Francesco and Rosaria Greco and was a Bridgeport resident most of her life. Mrs. Costa was the widow of Carmelo (Charles) Costa. Survivors include her beloved family, three sons, Angelo P. Costa of Bridgeport, Frank J. Costa and wife, Ellen, of Fairfield, and Charles J. Costa of Bridgeport; four daughters, Rose M. Costa, Sadie P. Costa, both of Bridgeport, Mary Jane O„Hara and husband, Charles D., Millie Johnson and husband, Frank, all of Fairfield; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, March 18, 2000, at 10 a.m. DIRECTLY in St. Peter„s Church, 695 Colorado Avenue, Bridgeport. Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery, Fairfield. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport.
CRESPO Heriberto M.
"Camuy", age 65, of Bridgeport, entered into rest on Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Camuy, Puerto Rico, before becoming a Bridgeport resident. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and actively served in the Korean War. He was sworn in as the first Latino alderman in Connecticut in 1968. He also was a sheriff for the City of Bridgeport, a religious education teacher for St. Maryas Church for 20 years, and a member of the Cursillo group Holy Name Society of St. Maryas for 40 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 46 years, Carmen M. Crespo; one son, Heriberto Crespo of Boston; three daughters, Carmen Crespo Gonzalez of Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, Dr. Elba Iris Crespo of Boston, and Maria Sepulveda of Bridgeport; two sons-in-law, Raymond Gonzalez of Las Piedras, and Ramon Sepulveda of Bridgeport; five brothers, Francisco, Demetrio, Luis, Anibal and Gregorio; three sisters, Inez, Aurea, and Agustina; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2000, beginning at 9 a.m. directly at St. Maryas Church, Bridgeport, followed by interment in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may attend calling hours on Thursday, March 16, 2000, and Friday, March 17, 2000, (2 days) from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Funeraria Luz de Paz, 426 East Washington Avenue, Bridgeport.
CRESPO Richard
  age 34, of Bridgeport, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2000, in St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Chicago, Richard was a Bridgeport resident all his life. He was an employee of R.B.I. Enterprises. Survivors include his beloved mother, Carmen M. Fred; his father, Mariano Sanchez Sr.; a daughter, Vanessa Crespo; four sisters, Susie Sanchez, Carmen Seda, Maria Sanchez-Novella, and Yolanda Sanchez; four brothers, Jimmie Crespo, Luis Lacend, Lee Sanchez, and Mariano Sanchez Jr.; as well as several step-brothers and sister, all of Bridgeport; a fiance, Jenise Rivera; and two step-children, Marcus and Mookie of Bridgeport; and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to go directly to St. Peter1s Church on Wednesday at 10 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial in St. Michael's Cemetery. Calling hours on Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Charles Dougiello & Sons Funeral Home, 798 Park Avenue, Bridgeport.
CUDA Ann M. (Sicsico), age 65, of Bridgeport, an employee for the city of Bridgeport in the Health Department, died Monday, March 27, 2000, in the Connecticut Hospice, Branford. Born in Bridgeport on March 12, 1935, she was the daughter of the lateAnthony Sicsico and Lena (Settani) Sicsico. Mrs. Cuda was a lifelong city resident of Bridgeport. Survivors include her beloved family, her husband, Anthony Cuda; her children, one son, Louis Cuda and his wife, Joan; one daughter, Lena Lima and her husband, Santino; four grandchildren, Lisa DeVellis and her husband, Steven, Annette Cuda, Patricia and Santino P. Lima; two brothers, Frank Sicsico and Bernard Sicsico and his wife, Bess; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Rose Aurilli and Grace Szor; and one brother, Vito Sicsico. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Thursday, March 30, 2000, at 8 a.m. in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, and at 9 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Bridgeport. Interment in St. Michael‚s Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call TODAY from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 61 Burban Drive, Branford, CT 06405, in memory of Mrs. Cuda.
DAVIS Myrtice K. Davis, age 79, of Bridgeport, entered into rest, Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. She was born in Macon, Ga., the daughter of the late Robert and Ada Bryant Murphy. She was a resident of Bridgeport for 39 years and a member of the former Mount Sinai Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Diane Davis, and a very special friend, James Gee, both of Bridgeport; two sisters, Pearlie Minson and Mamie Wyche, both of Macon, Ga.; two grandchildren, Marcus and John Davis; a sister-in-law, Johnnie Mae Porter, and her best friend, Lois Clark; two special nieces, Bernice Stalling and Mary Lee Harden and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held in Macon, GA. Friends may greet the family from 11-1 Saturday at theThe Spadaccino Funeral Home, 499 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport
DeMARRAIS Genevieve Elizabeth
(Hanigan), age 92, of Somerset, formerly of Bogota, N.J.; W. Barnstable, Mass.; and Fairfield, died on Tuesday, March 21, 2000. She was the oldest living graduate of the Academy of the Holy Angels, Class of 1923, and a graduate of Montclair Normal School, class of 1926. She was an assistant credit manager for Stern s Department Store, Paramus, N.J., and a teacher in New Jersey public schools. She served three terms on the Bogota Board of Education. She was the president of the PTA at School 2, St. Joseph s School and Bogota High School. She was the president of the Altar and Scapular Society, St. Joseph s Roman Catholic Church, Bogota, chair of the March of Dimes, Bogota, Bogota Democratic Club, Northeast Civic Association and Barnstable, Democratic Town Committee. Beloved wife of the late Joseph A.; devoted mother of Marion Fischer of Somerset, N.J., Paul and Adaline DeMarrais of Fairfield, Michael and Carmen DeMarrais of Woodcliff Lake, N.J., and Kevin and Marilyn DeMarrais of Teaneck, N.J. Loving grandmother of Mark, Christopher, Elizabeth, Lt. Col. Carl and Kurt Fischer, Mary-Alice Swanson, Gabrielle Makowske, Jeanne, Miriamne, Caithlin, Quinn, Jennifer, and Jeffrey DeMarrais. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren. Funeral from the Petrik Funeral Home, 140 Palisade Avenue, Bogota, Saturday at 9 a.m. Thence to St. Joseph s Roman Catholic Church where Mass will be offered at 9:30. Interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Tenafly. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. TODAY. Memorial contributions to the Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest, NJ, would be appreciated
DEMIRJIAN Margaret Hygouhi Demirjian of Trumbull, died on Sunday, February 27, 2000, after a year-long illness. Margie was born March 21, 1922, to loving parents Araxy and Avedis Demirjian. She resided in Trumbull for 30 years, was a retired employee of Singer Sewing Machine, and worked in the family business. She was an avid traveler and an active member in the Chestnut Hill Senior Group and the Trumbull Women/s Club. She leaves to cherish her, three sisters, Virginia DaMato of Coral Springs, Fla., Mabel Demirjian of Trumbull, and Catherine Onorato of Easton; two brothers, Dr. George Demirjian of Middletown, and Albert Demirjian of Trumbull; two nieces; one nephew; and a host of relatives and friends. Private services were held at the Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension. Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension, 1460 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611. The Cyril F. Mullins Trumbull Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Road, was in charge of arrangements.
DeMARRAIS Genevieve Elizabeth
(Hanigan), age 92, of Somerset, formerly of Bogota, N.J.; W. Barnstable, Mass.; and Fairfield, died on Tuesday, March 21, 2000. She was the oldest living graduate of the Academy of the Holy Angels, Class of 1923, and a graduate of Montclair Normal School, class of 1926. She was an assistant credit manager for Stern s Department Store, Paramus, N.J., and a teacher in New Jersey public schools. She served three terms on the Bogota Board of Education. She was the president of the PTA at School 2, St. Joseph s School and Bogota High School. She was the president of the Altar and Scapular Society, St. Joseph s Roman Catholic Church, Bogota, chair of the March of Dimes, Bogota, Bogota Democratic Club, Northeast Civic Association and Barnstable, Democratic Town Committee. Beloved wife of the late Joseph A.; devoted mother of Marion Fischer of Somerset, N.J., Paul and Adaline DeMarrais of Fairfield, Michael and Carmen DeMarrais of Woodcliff Lake, N.J., and Kevin and Marilyn DeMarrais of Teaneck, N.J. Loving grandmother of Mark, Christopher, Elizabeth, Lt. Col. Carl and Kurt Fischer, Mary-Alice Swanson, Gabrielle Makowske, Jeanne, Miriamne, Caithlin, Quinn, Jennifer, and Jeffrey DeMarrais. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren. Funeral from the Petrik Funeral Home, 140 Palisade Avenue, Bogota, Saturday at 9 a.m. Thence to St. Joseph s Roman Catholic Church where Mass will be offered at 9:30. Interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Tenafly. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. TODAY. Memorial contributions to the Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest, NJ, would be appreciated
DeCESARE Ann Greer  of Stratford, a retired employee of the General Electric Co., died on Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Stonehouse, Scotland, Mrs. DeCesare had been a Stratford resident for the past 70 years. She was a member and past matron of the Order of the Amaranth Stratford Court #21, a member of Azalia Chapter #2 Order of Eastern Star, and a member of Purity Shrine-White Shrine of Jerusalem. She was the wife of the late Patrick H. DeCesare. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia M. DeCesare of Stratford; a son, Gary E. DeCesare of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three grandchildren, Gary E. DeCesare Jr., Burke P. DeCesare, and Katherine A. DeCesare; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2000, at 4:30 p.m. in the Spear-Dennis & D'Arcy Funeral Home, 2611 Main Street, Stratford. Private interment will take place in Park Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may call on Saturday, March 11, from 2 p.m. until the time of the service in the funeral home.
DEVALT Bethany Claire
, age 30, of Bridgeport, died suddenly on Saturday, March 25, 2000, from injuries substained in a motor vehicle accident. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Spear, Dennis & DaArcy Funeral Home, 2611 Main Street, Stratford.
DeVINE Mary Louise  age 61, of Morris Street, Naugatuck, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in Waterbury Hospital after a long illness. She was born on December 19, 1938, in Milford, to the late James K. and Olga Pue Moran. She was the spouse of Robert A. DeVine and had resided in Naugatuck for 11 years, moving from Milford where she lived most of her life. She was a retired medical transcriptionist for Milford Hospital where she worked for 30 years until retiring in 1999. She received an associate1s degree from Lasalle Junior College School of Nursing. In addition to her husband, she leaves one son, Gregory A. Roth of Naugatuck; one daughter, Kristen A. Dugay and her husband, Thomas P., of Naugatuck; three grandchildren, Thomas J., Christopher R., and Daniel P. Dugay. Friends are invited to call at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be private.
DIRGO Donna M, age 51, of Stratford, died on Saturday, March 25, 2000, in ST. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Bridgeport to the late Margaret Kosh Bopko and Michael B. Dirgo Jr., she was a resident of Stratford for 24 years and a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Survivors include her beloved sister, Michele Stapleton and her husband, Peter, of Trumbull; her long-time loving companion, Andrew F. Bonito of New Haven; two uncles, Lawrence Kosh and his wife, Elaine, of Trumbull, and Joseph Kosk of Connecticut; and several cousins. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday 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 Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Panachida will be at 4:30 p.m.
DIVIKI Mary, age 84, of Stakum Circle, Oxford, formerly of Bridgeport, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at her home with her devoted daughter by her side. She was the beloved widow of Charles Diviki. Mrs. Diviki was born January 12, 1916, in Bridgeport, daughter of the late John Michael and Mary C. Goncar Pavlik. She was an Oxford resident since 1991. She was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, and was a member of the Oxford Senior Center. She was a retired seamstress at the former Peter Pan Swimwear Co. in Bridgeport for many years. She also enjoyed knitting and cooking. She leaves her loving family including her daughter Roseanna Pupchyk and her husband, Steve, of Oxford; her grandson, Russell W. Wilmot III, of Boca Raton, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, John and Peter Pavlik. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church Street, Seymour, to St. Thomas the Apostle Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial gifts may be made to Connecticut Hospice in care of the funeral home.
DOS SANTOS Rose Lopes Dos Santos, age 86, of Stratford, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in her son„s home in San Diego, Calif. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 22, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Abilio Lopes and Mariana Dias, and was a Stratford resident for 40 years. Mrs. Dos Santos was the widow of Jose G. Dos Santos. Survivors include her beloved family, four sons, Antonio Dos Santos and wife, Minda, of Glastonbury, Angelo Dos Santos and wife, Linda, of Cromwell, Joseph Dos Santos and wife, Maria, of Winfield, Ala., and William Dos Santos and wife, Isabel, of San Diego; one daughter, Maria Alice Conroy and husband, Lee, of Stratford; two sisters, Maria Alice Batista of Portugal, and Alzira Gouveia of Bridgeport; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mariana Dos Santos. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, March 18, 2000, 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 Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may call TODAY from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Portuguese Foundation Inc., 86 New Park Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106-2125, in memory of Mrs. Dos Santos.
DRAUGELIS Anthony J., age 87, of Clover Street, Ansonia, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at Griffin Hospital, Derby. Mr. Draugelis was born in Ansonia on March 26, 1913, son of the late Joseph and Anna Cenkus Draugelis. He was the husband of Mary Zuikas Draugelis, and the owner of the former Nutmeg Restaurant of Ansonia. He was a World War II Army veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart, a member of the DAV, Chapter 4; member of the VFW Post 597, Ansonia; member of the American Legion Post 50, Ansonia; member of the Royal Arcanum and the Lithuanian Alliance. He was a communicant of the Assumption Church, Ansonia. Survivors, besides his wife, include a daughter, Marianne and her husband, Ned Miller, of Shelton; one granddaughter, Erica Laudano of New York City; and one sister, Anna Malonis of Ansonia. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Joseph Draugelis. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Jenkins-King Funeral Home, 12 Franklin Street, Ansonia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. from St. Anthonyas Church, Ansonia. Burial with military honors will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery, New Haven. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Valley United Way through the funeral director.
DUBE Mrs. Agnes Millican
, age 90, of 82 Benz Street, Ansonia, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at the Birmingham Health Care Center. She was the widow of Wilfred E. Dube. She was born in New York City on March 8, 1910, daughter of the late James and Agnes Welch Millican. She was a communicant of the Church of the Assumption. Survivors are one daughter, Bernadette H. Shea of Ansonia; one son, Thomas J. Dube of Naugatuck; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Her funeral service will be held on Monday from the Bennett Funeral Home, 91 North Cliff Street, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Assumption. Burial will be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield and will be private. Donations may be made to the church of the Assumption Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.
ELLETT Harriet Nell, age 76, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Milford Hospital after a long illness. She was the loving daughter of the late James J. Nell and the late Kate Strauss Nell of Stratford, and the beloved wife of the late William Glenn Ellett Sr. Mrs. Ellett, a loving mother, is survived by her son, William Glenn Ellett Jr. of Lebanon, Conn.; a daughter, Tammy Ellett Ramos and her fiance, Samuel A. Kahalekai of Milford; two sisters, Louise N. Grosner of Stratford, and Philomena Nell Paquette of Devon; one niece and three nephews and their families. Mrs. Ellett was a lifelong resident of Stratford, born and raised at 1642 Elm Street, and recently a resident of Mediplex of Southern Connecticut. She worked as a cashier at the Stratford Town Fair and was a home healthcare provider at Family Services of Woodfield until retirement. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at Christ Episcopal Church, 2000 Main Street on Saturday, March 18, at 2 p.m. The Spear, Dennis and D„Arcy Funeral Home, 2611 Main Street, Stratford, is in charge of arrangements
 ESPOSITO Julia, age 83, of 107 Prindle Avenue, Ansonia, entered into rest on Tuesday, March 28, 2000, in the Hospital of St. Raphael. She was the devoted wife of the late Joseph Esposito. She was born in Cheshire on June 1, 1916, daughter of the late John and Theresa Papelo, and worked on her parents farm in Cheshire until she married and moved to Ansonia where she lived the rest of her life. During World War II, Mrs. Esposito was employed at Farrellas in Ansonia. She was also an Avon lady for more than 50 years. She was the beloved mother of Nettie DeRosa of Orange, and Anthony Esposito of Cheshire; sister of Theresa Esposito of Ansonia; loving grandmother of Gina DeRosa of Orange, Jennifer Esposito of Prospect, and Joseph Esposito of Atlanta, Ga.; and also survived by a nephew, John Kenney of Meriden; and several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Ralph, Michael, and Samuel Papelo, and a sister, Millie Kenney. Her funeral will leave the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 253 Elizabeth Street, Derby, on Friday at 9:45 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Ansonia. Interment will follow in Mount St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450.

FARRELL Francis "Frank" William   age 92, of Hidden Knolls, Monroe, died Friday, March 10, 2000. He was the husband of the late Violet Volanth Farrell. Mr. Farrell was born September 1, 1907, in Bridgeport, a son of the late Richard J. and Sarah Murphy Farrell. Mr. Farrell was a machinist with Remington Arms Corp. of Bridgeport for many years before his retirement. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club at DuPont, and one of Connecticutgs original auxiliary State Police officers. Father of John F. Farrell and his wife, Nancy, of Fairfield, and Richard J. Farrell and his wife, Gail, of Orange; brother of George "Bing" Farrell of Fairfield; grandfather of Allison and Amanda Farrell of Fairfield, Susan Sell of Milford, Lisa Fraedrich of Milford, and Kelly and Brian Farrell of Orange; great-grandfather of Daniel and Lauren Sell, and Lindsay Fraedrich. He was predeceased by a sister, Lillian Jagoe, and a brother, Edward Farrell. Funeral from the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, on the green, Milford, on Monday, March 13, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of the Resurrection in St. Mary's Church, Milford, at 9 a.m. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Milford. Friends may call on Sunday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Yale Pediatrics Diabetes Program, P.O. Box 208064, New Haven, CT 06520, Attn: Endocrinology.


FEDERICI Marie (Evette) Suocy age 79, of Bridgeport, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, in Connecticut Hospice, Branford. Mrs. Federici was born in St. Eluthere, Canada, and was an area resident for many years. She was the widow of Albert Federici. Survivors include one daughter, Carla Burton of Milford; six brothers, Armand Suocy of Florida, Edgar, Joseph and Rev. Louis Suocy, all of New Hampshire, and Roger and Leo Suocy of Maine; four granddaughters, Sherry Brutkowski of Milford, Cyndi Long of Ansonia, April Thornhill of Florida, and Kristi Federici of Bridgeport; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. from the Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Avenue, Bridgeport, and at 9 a.m. in St. Andrew's Church, Bridgeport, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford, CT 06405.
FEDEROWICZ Anna Marie Zajko, age 89, of Bridgeport, died Friday, March 31, 2000, in Milford Mediplex. She was the widow of Watson A. Federowicz. Born in Kingston, Pa., she had resided in Bridgeport for almost 60 years. Mrs. Federowicz was retired from SkydelEs Department Store and was a member of the Senior Guild of St. Michael the Archangel Church. She is survived by her two beloved daughters, Janet Roberts and her husband, Michael, of Stratford, and Mary Lou Gross and her husband, Richard, of Guilford; one sister, Helen Kowalonek of Fairfield; four grandchildren, Christopher Roberts and his wife, Suzan, Susan Bonaventura and her husband, Darren, Alexandra Gross and Matthew Gross; two great-grandchildren, Owen and Olivia Bonaventura; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday, April 3, 2000, at 8:15 a.m. in the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford, and at 9 a.m. in St. Michael the Archangel Church, Bridgeport, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. Michael Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. Those who wish, may make donations in AnnaEs memory to either St. Michael the Archangel Church, 310 Pulaski Street, Bridgeport, CT 06607 or to Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford, CT 06405.
FICHURA Pearl E
.  age 84, of 7 Granite Terrace, Ansonia, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in Griffin Hospital, Derby. She was the wife of the late Peter Fichura. She was born on September 8, 1912, in Ansonia, to the late Floyd F. Thurston and Mary E. Cole Thurston. She was a homemaker and also worked as a nurses aide in Griffin Hospital. Mrs. Fichura was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ansonia, was a Sunday School teacher for the church, was a Junior Church choir mother, member of the Order of Eastern Star, Ansonia, as well as Queen Esther Order of Eastern Star, Shelton, member of Nichols Homemakers, member of Rebbekahgs, was a volunteer for American Red Cross and American Cancer Society, and was a member of Ansonia, Derby and Shelton senior centers. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Sullivan of Seymour; one brother, Daniel Thurston of Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Alfred Thurston, and five sisters, Lucy Heminway, Florence Finkle, Naomi Thurston, Barbara Gittings, and Etta Markette. Calling hours on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will be held on Tuesday, 10 a.m. from The First United Methodist Church, Ansonia. The Jenkins-King Funeral Home, 12 Franklin Street, Ansonia, is entrusted with arrangements. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society.
FONCK Florence E.
, age 74, wife of the late Charles C. Fonck, of the Stevenson section of Monroe, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, in her home. Born in Bridgeport, Mrs. Fonck was a lifelong area resident. She retired from St. Joseph‚s Manor where she had worked for 10 years. Survivors include four sons, Frank A. Fonck of Stratford, Robert T. Fonck of Milford, Charles C. Fonck of Maine, and Richard A. Fonck of Bristol; two daughters, Donna Popowski of Oxford, and Sandra Shriber of Ohio; two sisters, Dorothy Davis and Bertha Pistey, both of Bridgeport; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Lesko-Miner Funeral Home, 155 Main Street (Rte 25) Monroe. Interment in Monroe Center Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m.
FRAMSON Edward  of Los Angeles, Calif., beloved husband of nearly 50 years to Selma, loving father of Sheryl (Aharon) Shimoni and Maura (Steve) Malloy; cherished saba of Rachel Shimoni, Meggie and Jake Malloy; devoted brother of Estelle Baer, Beryl (Gary) Kaufman and the late Edith (Morrie) Rosenberg, all of Conn. Loved by many brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews, and a multitude of friends. His generous spirit and gentle humor will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Services at noon on Wednesday in Court of Tanach Chapel in Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Spondylitis Association, PO Box 5872, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413 or Oasis, 10730 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064.
 FRATAGO Anna Suppy
, age 86, of Bridgeport, died on Thursday, March 16, 2000, in Maefair Health Care Center, Trumbull. Born in Scranton, Pa., to the late Michael and Mary Cuprik Suppy, she was a resident of Bridgeport for 57 years. Mrs. Fratago, a homemaker, was retired from McKesson & Robbins Co. of Fairfield, and was the widow of John Fratago. Survivors include two daughters, Joanne Fairhurst of the Huntington section of Shelton, and Dorothy Jess and her husband, Everett, of San Diego, Calif.; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Fairhurst Bowen and her husband, Edward, of Seymour, Mark Fairhurst Sr. and his wife, Debra, of Satelite Beach, Fla., and Kristina Fairhurst Benson and her husband, Robert, of Hamden; four great-grandchildren, Kristina Bowen of Seymour, Mark Jr., Joseph and Michael Fairhurst of Satelite Beach; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Paul, Michael, John, Andrew and George Suppy, and sisters, Mary Chiako and June Jenkins. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford, and at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Nichols, with a Divine Liturgy with Office of Christian Burial. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Panachida will be at 5 p.m. Those desiring may make donations in her memory to the National Aphasia Association, the American Parkinsonas Disease Association, or the American Heart Association.
FRIERS Louise Urban, of Derby, beloved wife of the late John Friers, died Friday, March 24, 2000, in Gardner Heights, Shelton. Born in Johnstown, Pa., Louise was an area resident since 1935 and retired from Remington Arms. She is the beloved mother of Joseph and Pat Suebert of Arizona and Louise and Edward Kelly of Stratford. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Derby, CT. Interment in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main Street, Stratford.

GALEN Dolores C. Howanitz, age 78, of Bridgeport, died on Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in the home of her daughter in Mechanicsville, Va. Born in Dickson City, Pa., she was a resident of Bridgeport for many years. Mrs. Galen was a retired assistant at 3030 Park in Bridgeport. She was the widow of Theodore Galen and is survived by her three daughters, Dolores Kloepfel and her husband, Ronald, of Sprakers, N.Y., Cynthia Campbell and her husband, Andrew, of West Haven, and Juliann Eberheim and her husband, Richard, of Mechanicsville; two grandchildren, Richard T. and Julia N. Eberheim; two sisters, Eleanor Keslosky of Dickson City, Pa., and Lorraine Mazur of Peckville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Theodore J. Galen. Funeral services will be held TODAY at 9:15 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford, and at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, in the Nichols section of Trumbull, with Office of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. John s Cemetery, Stratford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory be made to the Ronald McDonald House through the funeral director.


GALLA Margaret C. "Peggy", age 82, of Bridgeport, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, in St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport. Mrs. Galla, a former employee of the Weimer Card Shop, Bridgeport, was born in Bridgeport and was a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Bassick High School. She is survived by her husband, Michael F. Galla; one son, Attorney Michael S. Galla of Bridgeport; five nieces; and one nephew. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday at 9:15 a.m. from The Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Avenue, Bridgeport, and at 10 a.m. in St. Patrickas Church, Bridgeport. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. The family requests that donations be made to St. Patrickas Church Restoration Fund, 170 Thompson Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606.
GAMBACCINI Helen  of 140 Olivia Street, Derby, entered into rest on Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Griffin Hospital, Derby. Devoted wife of 54 years of Joseph Gambaccini. Beloved mother of Joseph Gambaccini and his wife, Angela, Thomas Gambaccini and his wife, Ellen, and Lorraine Gambaccini. Her funeral will leave the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 253 Elizabeth Street, Derby, on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Maryas Church, Derby. Entombment will be in Mt. St. Peter Garden Mausoleum. Friends may call Friday  from 4 to 7 p.m.
GANTOMASSO John Joseph, age 52, of Valhalla, N.Y., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 14, 2000. Born in Derby on February 4, 1948, he was the beloved son of Thomas and Fausta Galeazzi Gantomasso. He was an honors graduate of Derby High School, class of 1965, and the University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy. John was a pharmacist and proprietor of Brunt and Brooks Pharmacy, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. He is survived by his beloved, devoted wife, Tina, and precious children, Lauren, Johnny and Stephanie of Valhalla; two adoring sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan and Robert Krupa of Seymour, and Paula and Frank Tyszka of Ansonia; a loving brother and sister-in-law, Edward and June Gantomasso of North Haven; his proud nieces and nephew, Susan and Jacqueline Tyszka, Mallory Krupa, and Joshua Gantomasso. Loved by a multitude of friends and the community to which he made significant contributions, his generous spirit and magical sense of humor will be missed by all who knew, adored and loved him. Funeral services were held on Thursday at the Maher Funeral Home, Pleasantville, N.Y.
GARDNER Miss Leslie, age 44, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in St. Anthony Hospital, Michigan City, Ind. She was a resident of LaPorte, Ind. for 13 years coming from Chicago. Daughter of Celia (D Attelo) Gardner and the late G. Perry Gardner Sr., she was born November 18, 1955 in Bridgeport. Miss Gardner attended Roger Ludlowe High School and Eastern Connecticut College. She was a teacher for the Archdiocese of Chicago at St. Bride Catholic School for 11 years. She was a member of St. Bride Catholic Church and the Wildlife Association. She was also an organ donor. Survivors, in addition to her mother of Fairfield, include two sisters, Kathleen Gardner of Fairfield, and Diane Roman of Bridgeport; two brothers, Perry Gardner of Stratford, and Douglas Gardner of Monroe; a special friend, Donna Hennes of LaPorte; eleven nieces and nephews; and several aunts and uncles. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her grandparents. Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph s Catholic Church on Saturday, March 25, 2000, at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Kyfes, officiating. Burial of ashes will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Mill Creek, Ind. at a later date. Friends may call TODAY at the Haverstock Funeral Home, 602 Maple Avenue, LaPorte, from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bride School, 7765 South Coles, Chicago, IL 60649.
GEOTSA John J. age 59, of Bridgeport, died suddenly on Saturday, March 11, 2000, in St. Vincent s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Bridgeport, he was a lifelong resident, and was the son of the late James and Ourania Georgos Geotsa. A graduate of Bullard Havens High School, Housatonic Community College and C.B.I. Computer School, John had worked at Custom Hall, City Lumber, Lloyd s Lumber, and was most recently employed by Burroughs Public Library, where he worked in the Newspaper and Information Department. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served in the Seabees and was stationed in Vietnam and Europe as a carpenter and cabinetmaker. John received many certificates and awards for kitchen design and millwork. Survivors include a daughter, Anastacia Perillo and her husband, Richard, of Fairfield; two brothers, George Geotsi and his wife, Madge of Mississippi, and Steven Geotsis of Trumbull; a sister, Anastacia Geotsis, also of Trumbull; a niece, a nephew, cousins and friends. Friends are invited to go directly to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Park Avenue, on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Demetrios Recachinas officiating. Burial in Lakeview Cemetery with full military honors. Calling hours on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main Street, Bridgeport (on the Trumbull line). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Athletic Fund in memory of John.
GILL Casbert "Cas"  age 87, of Shelton, beloved husband of the late Marion (Banfield), died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in Griffin Hospital, Derby. Mr. Gill was born November 29, 1912, in St. Vincent, West Indies, son of the late Henry B. and Latetia (Bradshaw) Gill. He had been an area resident since 1961, and was a retired engineer for Remington Rand. Survivors include two sons, Matthew Gill of Monroe, and Bert Gill of Orange; two daughters, Muriel C. Clarke of Milford, and Juanita Cook of Monroe; two sisters, Ursala Gabriel of Canada, and Doris Gill of St. Vincent; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Cliff Gill. Friends are invited to attend his funeral service officiated by the Rev. Richard Yerrington, chaplain of Wesley Heights, on Saturday, March 11, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main Street, Stratford. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may call Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time in the funeral home.
GLEDHILL Ethel Tillman
 age 94, of Stratford, widow of the late Herbert L. Gledhill, died on Friday, March 10, 2000, in the Lord Chamberlain Health Center. Born in Bridgeport, Mrs. Gledhill had been a longtime Stratford resident. She was a graduate of Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing and the University of Bridgeport, and worked as a Visiting Nurse in Stratford and Fairfield, and as a Public Health nurse in Louisiana. Mrs. Gledhill was a longtime member of the Stratford United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Vivian Wakeley of Bridgeport; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Anthony Fiorello II, of Stratford; five grandchildren, Catherine Fiorello Phd, Anthony Fiorello III, Michael Fiorello, Karen Wakeley, and Michele Wakeley McGhee; two great-grandsons, Jonathan Fiorello Burton, and Anthony Fiorello IV; two sisters, Mildred Loxsom of Stratford, and Dorothy Cooley of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, March 25, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Stratford United Methodist Church. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice at Home Program, Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, 765 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604, or to the charity of one s choice. The Spear, Dennis & D Arcy Funeral Home, 2611 Main Street, Stratford, is in charge of arrangements.
GOLDEN Margaret M. Walsh, of 575 Ellsworth Street, Bridgeport, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2000, in Stratford. Survivors include her children, Sheila Arendt, RN, of Las Crusas, N.M., Margaret Rossini of Pasadena, Calif., and John Golden Jr. of Milford. She is also survived by her husband, John P. Golden Sr.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Thomas B. Golden, and a sister, Josephine Roth. She graduated from St. Vincent's School of Nursing in 1930. She was a registered nurse and worked at St. Vincent's and Park City Hospitals in Bridgeport for many years. She was a communicant of St. Ann's Church in Bridgeport. A private graveside service will take place at a later date. Arrangements are in care of the West Haven Funeral Home, at the Green.
GOLEMBESKI Sophie, age 70, of Stratford, died on Saturday, March 18, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Nichols to the late Walter and Sophie Balakar Golembeski, she was a resident of Bridgeport and Stratford. Sophie was a retired assembler for Remington Rand Corp. and is survived by her brother, Mitchell Golembeski and his wife, Dolores, of Stratford; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Michael‚s Cemetery, Stratford. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford.
GONZALEZ Lydia, age 60, of Bridgeport, entered into rest on Friday, March 24, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. She was born in Camuy, Puerto Rico, before becoming a Bridgeport resident more than 43 years ago. She also worked for Remington Shaver for more than 30 years. She leaves to cherish her memory one son, Rafael Angel Gonzalez of Bridgeport; four daughters, Nancy Gonzalez, Mildred Colon, Miriam Ocasio and Lillian Martinez, all of Bridgeport. She is also survived by one sister, Ana Luna Zamot of Camuy, Puerto Rico; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nine nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Emadeo Zamot and Carmen Reyes Hernandez, and one sister, Doris Correa. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2000, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Funeraria Luz de Paz, 426 East Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, followed by interment in Park Cemetery. Friends may attend calling hours beginning at 6 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Christian Church, 725 Hancock Avenue, Bridgeport, under the direction of the Iglesia de Cristo, with the Rev. Eliezer Soto officiating.
GRAMIGNA Daniel James, age 78, of Fairfield, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, in the Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was the beloved husband of Josephine Federowicz Gramigna and loving father of Susan Hotchkiss and Robert D. Gramigna. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Fairfield Funeral Home of Edmund W. Dougiello, 36 South Pine Creek Road.
GREEN, Renolia (Penny)  of Stratford, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in Milford Hospital. She was born in Bridgeport to the late Yancy and Recie Smith. She leaves to cherish her memory five sons, Chester, David, Vance, Andrew and Randy; and one daughter, Deborah. She was a native of the city of Bridgeport, where she attended elementary schools and graduated from Warren Harding High School. She has channeled her life in meeting the needs through human resources. She attended Housatonic Community College, the University of Connecticut and Sacred Heart University, receiving college credits in philosophy and contemporary issues, social change and community leadership, social service practice, human behavior and social organization, community leadership training and human growth and development. She had for the past 21 years been actively involved with community services through Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc. where she was employed. Services have been in the areas of housing, education, health, employment, fundraising, community organizer, and a strong civil rights activist. Organizations with whom she was affiliated with are United Way ART group member of the Allocations and Process Committee, Physicians Health Services board of directors, member of the board of directors of Urban Coalition, board of directors of Mahalia Jackson Day Care, member of the Education Committee and Economic Development Committee of East End Neighborhood Advisory Council, member of the Advisory Board of East/West Unit of Greater Bridgeport Mental Health Center, board member of Comprehensive Health Planning and Maternal Child Health Task Force, member of the Salvation Army Greater Bridgeport Elderly Nutrition Program, member of board of directors of YWCA, and a member of Allocations Council of United Way. She was a devoted Christian and served as chairperson of the Trustee Board, secretary of the East End Baptist Tabernacle Church Federal Credit Union, member of the Senior Usher Board, Scholarship Committee, and many more at East End Baptist Tabernacle Church, where she held membership, Bridgeport Black Pride member Oriental #8 OES PHA State of Connecticut. Funeral service will be held Friday, March 10, 2000, at 8 p.m. at East End Baptist Tabernacle Church, 548 Central Avenue, Bridgeport. Viewing will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Various organizations and clubs will perform ceremonies beginning at 6 p.m. On Saturday, March 11, 2000, at 10 a.m. service will be held at Living Word Ministries, 129 Bull Hill Lane, West Haven. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to George J. Peterson Funeral Home, 1041 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport. All donations may be made to East End Baptist Tabernacle Church Scholarship Fund.
GREANEY Francis P. "Benji" Sr
., age 77, of Raymond Street, Waterbury, husband of the late Margaret "Peggy" (Barrett) Greaney, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at St. Maryas Hospital, Waterbury, after a long illness. Mr. Greaney was born March 23, 1923 in Waterbury, Conn., a son of the late James J. and Johanna "Annie" (Sullivan) Greaney. He was a lifelong resident of Waterbury growing up in the Washington Hill section and attending Waterbury Schools. Mr. Greaney was employed at Scovill Manufacturing in Waterbury as a production supervisor, until 1956, when he became employed with the New York-New Haven-Hartford Railroad, the Pennsylvania Railroad and continued employment with the railroad until his retirement from Consolidated Rail Corp. in 1992. He also served as Police Commissioner for the City of Waterbury from 1976 until 1988 under former Mayor Edward D. Bergin Jr. He is survived by four sons, Donald J. Greaney, Francis P. Greaney Jr., James J. Greaney, all of Waterbury, and William B. Greaney of Loraine, Ohio; four daughters, Patricia Romano, Helen Taylor, Pamela Shea, all of Waterbury, and MaryBeth Giantonio of Middletown; two brothers, James "Hook" Greaney of Northhampton, Mass. and John "Kelsey" Greaney of Bridgeport, Conn.; and 12 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his eldest son, Gregory Francis in 1984 and by his sister, Mary Powell. Funeral will be held Monday, March 27, 2000, at 9 a.m. from the Mulville Funeral Home, 270 West Main Street, Waterbury, to the Immaculate Conception Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Waterbury. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, March 26, 2000 from 5 to 8 p.m.
GRINVALSKY Susan Matava, age 94, beloved wife of the late Michael J. Grinvalsky of Stratford, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2000, in her home. She was born in New Haven on March 26, 1906, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine Tomalya Matava. Mrs. Grinvalsky was employed with the Waterbury Pen Co. for many years and had been a Stratford resident for the past 50 years. She is survived by one sister, Agnes Lowe of Bridgeport; three grandchildren, Katherine Perry, and Bruno and Michael Zdanowicz; six great-grandchildren, Kenneth, Kyle and Kevin Zdanowicz, Martin, Jackie and Shawn Perry; one great-great-grandson, Tyler Zdanowicz; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 3, 2000, at 8 a.m. from the Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home, 2189 Barnum Avenue, Stratford, and at 9 a.m. in Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church, Bridgeport, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.
GUMBUS Frank J.  age 79, of Sun City West, Ariz., died Friday, March 10, 2000, in Sun City, Ariz. He was born on January 8, 1921, in Bridgeport, and moved from Stratford to Arizona in 1994. He was a computer operator for 35 years, and retired in 1980, from the Barden Corp. in Danbury. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Mr. Gumbus was a member of the Congregational Church of Sun City, and served as a volunteer at the Baldwin Center in Stratford for many years. He is survived by his wife, Angeline N. Gumbus; one daughter, Marcelle F. Gordon of Waterbury; one son, Arthur F. Gumbus of Stratford; three grandchildren, Karen Gordon of Catalina Island, Calif., David Gordon of Boston, Mass., and Andrew Gordon of Stratford. A memorial service and burial will be held in Connecticut at a later date. Services will be held on Wednesday, March 15, at 10 a.m. at Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel & Cremation Center, 13738 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, Ariz. Memorial contributions may be made to Boswell/Mesa Nursing Education Program, P.O. Box 2015, Sun City, AZ 85372.
Guyaz Mr. William E.
, age 72, of Westport, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, at home. Mr. Guyaz was born in Norwalk, son of the late William and Helen Mary Glynn Guyaz, and had been a lifelong resident of Westport. Until his retirement in 1998, Mr. Guyaz was employed as the construction superintendent for 35 years for Raymond Wennick. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in Shanghai, China. Mr. Guyaz was a member and past commander of Joseph J. Clinton VFW Post 399, the Minuteman Yacht Club and the Connecticut Valley Chapter of Explosive Engineers. In addition to his parents, Mr. Guyaz was predeceased by one daughter, Kathy Pleasants, and one sister, Mary Schaefer. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Sarah Meeks Guyaz of Westport; three daughters, Linda Wimley of Lake Luzern, N.Y., Barbara Fugazzi of Hollywood, Fla., and Abby Guyaz of Westport; one stepdaughter, Jessica Banthin of Bethesda, Md.; one half-brother, Norman Guyaz of Winthrop, Maine; and one sister, Joyce Baker of Boynton Beach, Fla. Services will take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 75 Church Lane, Westport, with the Rev. John H. Branson III, officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Willowbrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. in Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. The Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East, Westport, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Whittingham Cancer Center, 24 Stevens Street, Norwalk, CT 06851
HADDAD Joseph Lebanon  age 79, husband of Eleanor (Kennedy) Haddad, died February 25, 2000, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was born in Waterbury on January 21, 1921, son of the late Moses and Hasma (Samaha) Haddad. A former resident of Shelton, he was a graduate of Duke University. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Before retiring in 1986 from the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services as a municipal assessment adviser, he was a tax assessor for the City of Shelton for many years. He was formerly president of Haddad Pharmaceutical Inc. and owner of Haddad Real Estate. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Leila and her husband, Stephen DellaCamera of Berlin; stepdaughters, Barbara Bleckley and Kim Sovia of Florida, and Teresa Parker and Nancy Davis of Georgia; a stepson, Charles Sovia of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his infant son, Joseph E. Haddad, a sister, Evelyn (Haddad) Freije of New London, and brother, Frederick M. Haddad M.D., of Ansonia. Funeral services were held in Florida. Donations may be made to St. Joseph's Parish, 50 Fairmont Place, Shelton, CT 06484.
HAGGERTY Ann Jonsdottir
, age 98, a longtime resident of Fairfield, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in the Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital. Born in Iceland in 1901, she immigrated to the United States in 1931. She was predeceased by her husband, William H. Haggerty, her beloved cousin, Karla Brennan, her nephew Alfred J. Jolson, S.J. Bishop of Iceland, and her niece, Mary Jolson Kelly. She is survived by her nieces, Phyllis Mangines of Bridgeport, Doris Emerick of Stratford, Marjorie Mackey of Baton Rouge, La., Ann Zobler Ferris of Palm Beach, Fla., Lilla Magnusdottir of Iceland, and Ann Kristgeisdottir of Iceland; nephews, Robert Brennan of Hillsdale, N.Y., and Gunnar Gudrodson of Reykjavik, Iceland; and many cousins in the United States and Iceland. Ann was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and belonged to the Scandinavian Club where she was an avid and regular pinochle player. She will always be remembered by her many friends and relatives for her acts of kindness and generosity. Friends may attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, March 18, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Stratford. There will be no calling hours. The Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull, is in charge of arrangements.
HARCOURT Forrest L., age 81, of Tupelo, Miss., died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was a native of Kansas City, Kan., and was formerly of Trumbull. He retired with Pitney-Bowes in Danbury and had lived the last few years in Tupelo. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid Tupelo T-Rex Hockey fan. His wife, Betty Jane Harcourt, preceded him in death. Survivors include three sons, Dennis Harcourt of Cincinnati, Ronald Harcourt of San Diego, and David Harcourt of Shelton; two daughters, Sandra Harcourt of Temecula, Calif., and Joyce Rosinski and her husband, Thomas, of Trumbull; one sister, Dorothy Harcourt of Cincinnati; and one grandson, Joseph Rosinski of Trumbull. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. on Monday at St. Maryas Cemetery in St. Bernard, Ohio. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors in Tupelo, is in charge of arrangements in Mississippi. Nurre Brothers Funeral Home in Cincinnati is in charge of arrangements in Ohio.
HASSAY Jacob M.  age 87, of Trumbull, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, in St. Vincent s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Son of the late John and Ethel Hassay. He was a set-up machinist for Remington Shaver Company for 40 years. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. Survivors include his beloved wife, Katherine of 64 years; one daughter, Kathy Wittenberg and her husband, Stanley of Trumbull; one brother, Michael Hassay of Deerfield, Mass.; one sister, Mary Malis of Conn.; one granddaughter, Lisa McCormack and her husband, Kevin; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services and burial will take place in Mass. Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, Mass. Donations in his memory may be made to the Building Fund, c/o St. Stanislaus Church, Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, Mass. 01373. A memorial service will be Saturday, March 18, at 11 a.m. in St. Theresa's Church, Trumbull.
HEDMAN Emma Carlson  age 89, formerly of Bridgeport, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in St. Vincent/s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Mrs. Hedman, wife of the late Algot Hedman, was born in the Georgetown section of Redding, and was a Bridgeport resident for 50 years. She was a member of the Swedish Welfare Association and the Covenant Church of Easton, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid Society. She was a retired employee of Roberk, Shelton. She is survived by one son, Robert Hedman of Orange; one daughter, Carol Vecchiarelli of Shelton; two brothers, Victor Carlson of Georgetown, and Carl Carlson of California; five grandchildren, Cyndie, Robert, Erik, Lori and James; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday at 11 a.m. in The Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Avenue, Bridgeport, with the Rev. Cary Slater officiating. Burial will be in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. The family requests donations be made to either the Covenant Church of Easton, 1 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT 06612, or the Swedish Welfare Association.
HELGREN Alfred G., age 79, formerly of Fairfield, died Friday, March 31, 2000, in Mediplex of Danbury. Born in Bridgeport, Mr. Helgren lived in Fairfield for many years. He was the former owner of the Circle Shell Station in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport. Mr. Helgren was a World War II Army veteran, and an active member of the Black Rock Congregational Church. He was the husband of the late Jeanne Berg Helgren. Survivors include two sons, Richard K. Helgren of Florida, and Jeffrey R. Helgren of Newtown; one sister, Mary Schmidt of New Hampshire; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 6, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the Black Rock Congregational Church. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. The family prefers in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Memorial Fund of the Black Rock Congregational Church.
HELMS Jessie  
age 81, of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Bridgeport Hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Morton's Mortuary Inc., 25 Margaret E. Morton Lane, Bridgeport.

HELMS Jessie (Granny)  age 81, of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Cape Charles, Va., September 6, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Williams and Madora Garrett. Jessie was a member of the Widows Club and did embroidery and sales for years. At the age of 13 she moved to Long Island, N.Y., and after 38 years there, she then moved to Bridgeport where she met and married the late Charles "Snookie" Helms Sr. Granny was predeceased by a son, Charles "JuJu" Helms Jr. (his surviving wife, Genieve). Survivors include a son, Archie Helms and his wife, Rebecca, of Bridgeport; three daughters, Barbara Mack and her husband, Leroy, of Stratford, Grace Breedon (predeceased by her husband, Freddie) of Piscataway, N.J., and Madeline Broadwater and her husband, Frank, of Newport News, Va.; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Stratford, 1301 Stratford Avenue, Stratford, with the Rev. William B. Sutton III, pastor, officiating. Interment Monday at 10 a.m. at Park Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may call Sunday from 5 p.m. until time of the service at the church. Arrangements by Mortongs Mortuary, Inc., 25 Margaret E. Morton Lane, Bridgeport.


HENAO Roberto Arturo  age 85, of Norwalk, entered into rest on Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in Norwalk Hospital. He was born in Caldas, Colombia, becoming a Norwalk resident many years ago. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 55 years, Blanca Henao of Norwalk; two sons, Eduardo Henao and Jairo Henao, both of Norwalk; four daughters, Zulma I. Pino, Nora E. Pinto, Gloria M. Acosta, and Olga Henao, all of Norwalk; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Amelia Henao of Colombia; and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, March 11, 2000, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Avenue, Norwalk, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mathew`s Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. The Funeraria Luz de Paz of Bridgeport is entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Center in his memory.
HESKE Mrs. Evelyn Tesch
, age 80, of Bridgeport, a retired assistant to the purchaser at Emson Research of Bridgeport, died on Friday, March 24, 2000, in the Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Blue Hill, Maine. Born in Bridgeport, Mrs. Heske had been a lifelong city resident. She was a graduate of Central High School Class of 1937, where she received a Scholarship Leadership Pin at her graduation. Prior to her employment at Emson, Mrs. Heske worked for both the General Electric Co. and the Ethyl Corp. An active lifelong member of St. Paul‚s Lutheran Church in Bridgeport, she was an officer in the Altar Guild and Church Council, sang in the choir and was a soloist, was a lay reader and assistant minister, a visitor of the sick and shut-ins, and was the church coordinator for the Community Supper Program. Mrs. Heske served as a volunteer nurse‚s aid during the war years. She was the worthy advisor in the Rainbow for Girls-Bridgeport Chapter No. 7, and a member of the O.E.S. She was trained as a minister in the Steven‚s Ministry Program (a lay care-giving ministry), was a member of various bowling leagues ovr the years, was a member of the Stratfield Garden Club, and for many years sang with the Stratford Oratorial Society. She was the wife of the late August F. Heske. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Nancy Heske of Bridgeport; a sister, Frances Greenlaw of Stonington, Maine; a granddaughter, Janet Goldin and her husband, Scott, of Shelton; a sister-in-law, Florence Heske of Trumbull; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Paul‚s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport. Interment will follow in Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the St. Paul‚s Lutheran Churuch Memorial Fund, 1475 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610 or to the Hospice of Hancock County, P.O. Box 224, Ellsworth, ME 06405.
HIGGINS Genevieve (Jean)   age 80, of Fairfield, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Bridgeport, she was a lifetime Fairfield resident. She was a member of the Golden Age Group of the Fairfield Senior Citizens. Mrs. Higgins is survived by two sons, Kipp Higgins, and Richard Higgins of California; one daughter, Sheila Capute and her husband, Joseph; two sisters, Josephine Knox and Julia Wakeman, all of Fairfield; three grandchildren, Amy Barruso and her husband, Michael, of Ewing, N.J., Todd Capute and his wife, Jennifer, of Chesire, and Wendy Capute of New York City; one great-grandson, Alexander Barruso; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard J. Higgins, her sister, Rose Bruttomesso, and a brother, Anthony Knox. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport, at 11 a.m. Interment is private. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Shaughnessey Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield. Donations may be made in her memory to Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 61 Burban Drive, Branford, CT 06405.

HOFFMAN William R. F., age 93, of Ashlar Village, Wallingford, a retired facilities manager for Texaco, Inc. with 42 years of service, died on Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in Southport Manor. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Hoffman resided on Long Island and in Texas prior to moving to Wallingford five years ago. He was a 33rd Degree Mason and a member of the Phoenix-Orion Lodge No. 205 A.F.& A.M. in Brooklyn, as well as a Shriner and a member of the Kismet Temple, also in Brooklyn. He was the husband of the late Joann Simon Hoffman. Survivors include his son, William G. Hoffman and his wife, Rosemary, of Fairfield; two granddaughters, Valerie Hoffman Trantum and her husband, Matthew, of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Cynthia Hoffman of New York City. Mr. Hoffman was predeceased by his daughter, Nancy Hoffman. A private memorial service was held on Saturday, March 25, 2000, in St. Paul‚s Episcopal Church, Fairfield. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450, or to the Heritage Preservation Fund at St. Paul‚s Church, 661 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06430. The Spear Funeral Home of Fairfield was in charge of arrangements.


HOUSE Christina Abbott, age 29, of Trumbull, died on Monday, March 27, 2000, in St. Vincent‚s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Bridgeport to Carol Elliott Abbott and the late Dennis Abbott, she had been a Bridgeport and Trumbull resident for most of her life. Survivors include her four beloved children, Jacquelyn House, Annmarie House, Samantha House and Drew House Jr.; her mother, Carol Abbott of Trumbull; two sisters, Annmarie Kenney of Trumbull, and Cynthia Abbott of Norwalk; paternal grandmother, Marguerite Fifield of Massachusetts; her former husband, Drew House of Bridgeport; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she had been predeceased by a brother, Dennis Abbott II. Funeral services and interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford. In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may make memorial contributions to benefit Christina‚s children through the funeral director.

HUMINSKI Doris A. Hulford, age 68, of Fairfield, loving wife of Gene E. Huminski, entered into eternal rest Thursday afternoon, March 30, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Bridgeport on August 8, 1932, daughter of the late Henry W. Hulford and Bertha Petrovich Hulford. She was a longtime employee of the Underwood Corp. of Bridgeport and a former Girl Scout leader, Troop 288, Stratfield School, and an avid supporter of the Fairfield Little League and Junior Babe Ruth baseball program. She was an inspiration to all who knew her and her spirit will live with us forever. Survivors, in addition to her devoted husband Gene, include three loving daughters, Heidi Siqueira and her husband, Ron, Jill Huminski and Beth Huminski; three grandchildren, Lea, Derek and Dustin, all of Fairfield; a brother, William Hulford of Oxford; and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to go directly to Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield, on Monday at 9:30 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial in Lawncroft Burial Park, Fairfield. Friends and family may call on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main Street, Bridgeport (on the Trumbull line). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.


ISAACS Gloria, age 75, of 19 Lynne Terrace, Shelton, entered into rest on Friday, March 31, 2000, in the home of her close friend. She was born in Hartford on November 19, 1924, daughter of the late Edward J. and Esther H. Hayden, and was a resident of Shelton for 17 years. Gloria was the receptionist for Dr. Holecas Valley Veterinary Hospital in Shelton for more than five years before her retirement. She was also a medical technician at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a former employee of SNET. Mrs. Isaacs is survived by several cousins and loving friends. A memorial service will take place Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mt. St. Peter Cemetery Chapel, 219 New Haven Avenue, Derby, with Msgr. Thomas Whalen of St. Margaret Mary Church and the Rev. Joseph Piccirillo of the Shelton United Methodist Church officiating. The Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to Connecticut Hospice Home Care, 680 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484.
JAVIS Katherine  age 42, of Bridgeport, died Sunday, March 12, 200, at home. Arrangements will be announced later by Morton s Mortuary, Inc., 25 Margaret E. Morton Lane, Bridgeport.
JANULIS Norman J., age 62, beloved husband of Mary Lou Buskey Janulis, died Friday, March 17, 2000, in Carolton Convalescent Hospital. Born in Bridgeport, he was a lifelong Fairfield resident. Mr. Janulis was employed as shop foreman for Sturm Ruger of Southport for 33 years, and for the past nine years as greenskeeper for the Par 3 Golf Course in Fairfield. He was a charter member of the Menas Club at Smith-Richardson Gold Course and was the winner of the 1988 Senior District Golf Tournament. He was also an avid fisherman. In addition to his loving wife, Mary Lou, he is survived by a son, Christopher Janulis and his fiance, Karen Gallo of Richardson, Texas; a daughter, Donna Janulis Leffert and her husband, Gary, of Sarasota, Fla.; a brother, Lawrence Janulis and his wife, Carole, of Fairfield; two grandchildren, Daniel Christopher Leffert, and Allison Victoria Leffert; a stepson, Joseph Buskey of Bridgeport; a stepdaughter, Lori Buskey of Bridgeport; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He will also be sadly missed by his many friends. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday at 9:15 a.m. from the Fairfield Funeral Home of Edmund W. Dougiello, 36 South Pine Creek Road, and at 10 a.m. in St. Annas Church in Black Rock with a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be private. Friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Contributions may be made in Mr. Janulisa memory to the American Cancer Society.
JENESTREET Bessie (Martino)  age 86, a resident of the Jewish Home for the Elderly in Fairfield, died Friday, March 3, 2000, in St. Vincentas Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Jersey City, N.J., on July 28, 1913, she was the daughter of the late James Martino and Lucy (Sansone) Martino. Mrs. Jenestreet was a Bridgeport resident most of her life. Survivors include her loving husband of 70 years, Frank Jenestreet of Bridgeport; two sons, Joseph Jenestreet and wife, Joan, of Bristol, and James Jenestreet and wife, Carol, of Monroe; a daughter, Linda Willinger of the Huntington section of Shelton; her grandchildren, Frank C. Jenestreet and wife, Hollie, Lisa Babcock and husband, Glenn, Kimberly Jenestreet, Darla Tartaglia and husband, John, Roseann Morano and husband, Lenny, Debbie Carrara and husband, Benny, Eric Willinger, Jason Willinger, and Kristy Willinger; six great-grandchildren, Jaime Nespoli, Taylor Ann Lawrence, Nicholas and Samantha Morano, Kayla and Drew Babcock; brother, John Martino and wife, Etta, of Bridgeport; two sisters, Annette Matera of Bridgeport, and Emma Leary and husband, Joe, of Australia; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Jenestreet was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, "Nana Bess", as she was known to many, had a passion for life as well as cooking and crocheting. She touched so many, so deeply, her cherished memory will live on in our hearts forever. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday, March 6, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. DIRECTLY in St. Margaretas Shrine, Park Avenue, Bridgeport. Interment in St. Michaelas Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport.
JENNINGS Catherine
(Hungerford) , of Stratford, and formerly of Fairfield, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at the Carolton Convalescent Hospital, Fairfield. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred J. Jennings Sr., and a daughter, Mary Louise Jennings. She is survived by her son, Alfred J. Jennings Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Fairfield; a daughter, Nancy Jennings of Manlius, N.Y.; a son, Joseph H. Jennings and his wife, Margaret, of Edina, Minn.; a daughter, Patricia Dinolfo and her husband, Thomas, of Sheboygan, Wis.; a sister, Mildred (Hungerford) Zeis, of Yardley, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Dr. Marion Jennings of South Yarmouth, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. A resident of the Bridgeport area all her life, Mrs. Jennings was a graduate of Harding High School and the Bridgeport Normal School (Class of 1929). She taught grammar school classes in the Stratford and Bridgeport public schools. Later in life she was a real estate broker in Stratford in partnership with her husband. She was a former member of the Board of Health of the town of Fairfield and served as the first president of the Glenmary Guild of Fairfield, and chairperson of the Glenmary Fair for several years. She was chairperson of the Bridgeport Catholic MothersC Circle, and a former member of the Saint Thomas LadiesC Guild. After moving to Stratford in 1974, Mrs. Jennings became a member of the St. Mark Guild of Our Lady and the St. Mark Morning Rosary Group. She was a eucharistic minister of St. Mark Church and active in community affairs at Oronoque Village. She served as secretary of the Southbury Training School Human Rights Committee and the Southbury Training School Foundation. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mark Church, Stratford, on Saturday, March 11, 2000, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Fairfield. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Spear Dennis & DCArcy Funeral Home, 2611 Main Street, Stratford. Those who so desire may make contributions in CatherineCs memory to the Southbury Training School Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 872, Southbury, CT 06488.
JOHNSON Doris F.
Johnson, age 82, wife of the late John F. Johnson Sr., of Woodlawn Avenue, Ansonia, died Friday evening, March 3, 2000, at Connecticut Hospice, in Branford after a long illness. Mrs. Johnson was born in New Haven on October 12, 1917, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Norboe. She worked at Teledyne in Ansonia for many years until her retirement in 1980. She was former secretary of the Monsignor Hines Senior Association. She is survived by three sons, John F. Johnson Jr. of Jamestown, N.D., Jeffrey D. Johnson, of the Kensington section of Berlin, and Joel A. Johnson of Torrington; three daughters, Estelle Vanacore of North Haven, Irene Murphy of Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., and Joni Lester of Ansonia; 23 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother Serno Norboe, and a sister Estelle Norboe. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Spinelli-Malerba Funeral Home, 62 Beaver Street, Ansonia, followed by a short service at 10:30 a.m. to be held at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.
JOHNSON Frances Rayner
, age 89, widow of the late Harold W. Johnson of Monroe, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, in St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport. Mrs. Johnson was born in Avon, Conn., to Commander Louis Rayner, USCG and Serellen Mitchell Rayner. She had been a Monroe resident for the past 40 years. During that time she was a member of the Monroe Congregational Womenas Group and a supporter of the Airedale Terrier Club of America. Survivors include a beloved daughter, Charlene E. Johnson of Monroe; beloved son and daughter-in-law, Bruce R. and Andrea Johnson of New Milford; a brother, Kenneth E. Rayner of Penn Valley, Calif.; two grandchildren, Darren and Heather; and two great-grandchildren, Justin and Alexis. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, March 31, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Monroe Congregational Church. Calling hours are omitted. The Lesko-Miner Funeral Home, 155 Main Street (Route 25) Monroe, has been entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Airedale Terrier Club of America through the funeral home.
JOHNSON Terrence O'Toole, age 31, beloved son of Donald Laurence and Margaret Foley Johnson of Stratford, entered into rest on Monday, March 6, 2000, in Missoula, Mont., where he has resided the past six years. Born December 2, 1968, Terry attended and graduated from Bunnell High School and received his associateCs degree from Housatonic Comunity College. In addition to his parents, Terrence is survived by his son, Moses McKinnon Johnson and mother, Rachal Edwards; grandmother, Maureen Edwards; and great-grandmother, Kathleen McKinnon, all of whom provided him with love and encouragement. Also, his brother, Thomas Johnson and wife, Dora, and their children, T.J., John and Margaret; his sister, Meg DeMott and husband, Roy, and their daughters, Quinn and Bridget; and his brother, Peter Johnson and wife, Karen, and their son, Colin. He is also survived by his uncle, Robert Johnson and wife, Margaret, and his aunt, Lorraine Burke and husband, Thomas; and several cousins. Funeral services will be held in Missoula at St. Francis Xavier Church, with interment in St. Mary's Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2000, at St. James Church, 2070 Main Street, Stratford, at 2 p.m. Those who care to, may send a donation in Terry's name to The Merton House, 43 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Arrangements are under the direction of Garden City Funeral Home, Missoula, MT.
JONES Johnnie E.
, age 60, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 13, 2000. Born in Estelle, S.C., he was an area resident for more than 40 years. Survivors include his wife, Jessie Mae Jones; his stepmother, Ella L. Jones; one son, Jonathon Jones; one stepson, Edward Fogle; three daughters, Willow Mae Void, Leatha Mae Turner and Tammy Jones; four brothers, Jasper, Tammy, Curtis and Johnny Lee Jones; three sisters, Frances Pinknee, Pauline Walker and Lillian Jones; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles and other family members. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2000, at 10 a.m. at St. Paulas Missionary Baptist Church, 165 Logan Street, Bridgeport. Friends may greet the family at 9 a.m. until time of service. The Rev. Sulton Stack will officiate. Interment in Park Cemetery, Bridgeport. George J. Peterson Funeral Home, 1041 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, is entrusted with arrangements.
JUDGE Marie T. Judge, age 80, of Brick Township, N.J., died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Boyton Beach, Fla. She was born in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn and lived in Hollis, Queens, before moving to Brick Township 34 years ago. Marie was a salesperson for Glen Rock Lumber Co. in Brick Township for many years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Bay Head, N.J., and the Cape Breton Womenas Group in Brick Township. She was predeceased by a son, Thomas, in 1957. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, John J. Judge; her son and daughter-in-law, John J. Jr. and Monica Judge of Milford; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Neil Faulkner of New York City and Delaware, and Joann and Larry Sramowicz of Brick Township; a sister, Virginia Lieder of Manorville, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Sean Faulkner, Brian Faulkner, Megan Faulkner, Christopher Judge, John Judge, Tammy Sramowicz, Lawrence Sramowicz and Timothy Sramowicz. Services will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Bay Head. Entombment will follow services at St. Mary's of the Lake Mausoleum in Lakewood, N.J. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday (TODAY) and Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Van Hise & Callagan, Leber Funeral Home, 812 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of the deceased to St. Gabriel School Development Fund, 1 Tudor Road, Milford, CT 06460.
KAECHELE Marie I. Schatz
, age 83, of Trumbull, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Bridgeport Health Care Center. Mrs. Kaechele was born in Bridgeport on October 12, 1916, daughter of the late William and Eva Schatz. She moved to Trumbull in 1921, where she lived the rest of her life and graduated from Central High School, Bridgeport, class of 1934. Mrs. Kaechele was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, John A. Kaechele; two sisters, Wilma Schatz McQuilton and Caroline Schatz Hendricks; and a brother, William Schatz. She was a member and past master of both the Trumbull Grange P of H #134 and Fairfield County Pomona Grange #9 and a member of the Connecticut State Grange, where she served as past junior deputy, and the National Grange for 65 years. Mrs. Kaechele was past president of the Southern Connecticut Past Masteras Association and also held several other offices in both the subordinate and county Granges. She was a member of Azalia Chapter #2, Order of the Eastern Star, the Trumbull Chapter 958, AARP, and a member and past president of the Trumbull Homemakers. Mrs. Kaechele is survived by her two sons, Walter E. Kaechele and his wife, Martha, of Trumbull, and John A. Kaechele and his wife, Kathleen, of Gales Ferry, Conn.; four grandchildren, Lisa Kaechele Pestey of Lebanon, Conn., Walter R. Kaechele of Trumbull, John A. Anderson of Tennessee, and Christine Turner of California; one step-grandson Jason Kuhn of Gales Ferry; as well as three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street & Gorham Place, Trumbull. Interment will be in Long Hill Burial Grounds. Friends may call TODAY from 4 to 8:30 p.m. The Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a ritual at 7:30 p.m. Those who so desire may make contributions in her memory to the Ashlar of Newtown Quality of Life Fund, P.O. Box 5505, Newtown, CT 06470, or to the Shrineras Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104.
KANDRO Irene A. Lisko, age 82, of Bridgeport, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, in Ashlar of Newtown. She was the widow of the late Augustine A. Kandro. She was a lifelong resident of Bridgeport and had been associated with Frisbie Pie Co., Remington Arms and Warnaco. She was a member of the Slovak Catholic Sokols. She is survived by her beloved daughters, Andrea Joy and her husband, Walter, of Newtown, and Arlene Untenberg and her husband, Paul, of Stratford; five grandchildren, Andrea McGowan, Walter Joy III, Justine Williams, Erik Carlson, and Melissa Carlson; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday, March 20, 2000, at 8:15 a.m. in the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street corner of West Broad Street, Stratford, and at 9 a.m. in Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. Michaelas Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Ireneas memory to The Connecticut Hospice Inc., 61 Burban Drive, Branford, CT 06405.
KASHUBA Anna Rostocki, age 81, of Okenuck Way, Shelton, devoted wife of the late Joseph Kashuba. Mrs. Kashuba entered into rest on Monday, March 27, 2000, in Griffin Hospital, Derby. She was born in Seymour on June 1, 1918, daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Klanco Rostocki. She was a resident of Shelton for more than 20 years, and was a member of the Shelton Senior Citizen Center. She is survived by a daughter, Judith Ann Kashuba of Houston; a brother, Alexander Rostocki and his wife, Frances, of Southbury; a sister-in-law, Nadie Rostocki of Shelton; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Edward Rostocki. Her funeral will leave the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 253 Elizabeth Street, Derby, at 8:30 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph‚s Church in Shelton. Burial will be in Mount St. Peter‚s Cemetery, Derby. Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.
KASSHEIMER Lillian Louise Gill, age 73, of 85 Platt Road, Shelton, entered into rest on Friday, March 17, 2000, at the Mariner Health Center, Ansonia, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was the devoted wife of the late Paul E. Kassheimer. Mrs. Kassheimer was born in Rotterdam, N.Y,. on October 14, 1926, daughter of the late John and Ada May Hiscox, and resided in Shelton for most of her life. She attended Whitney Secretarial School in New Haven, and worked as a bookkeeper for many years. As a member of Queen Esther Chapter #31 Order of the Eastern Star, she took great pride in having recently received her 50l year pin. She was a member of Eliza A. McCoy Order of the Ameranth and served many years on the advisory board for Ansonia Assembly #8 Order of Rainbow for Girls. A graduate of Clowns for America International, and member of Clowns International and Co., she was known as Lily Gily, and worked as a volunteer at the Barnum Festival as well as at many nursing homes and non-profit events. Her love of music led her to study voice and piano with Rosa Rio, and she sang in many chorale groups. She was the beloved mother of Edward Kassheimer and his wife, Mary Ann, of Red Lion, Pa., Alice Broisman and her husband, Larry, of Berlin, Robert Kassheimer of Fredricksburg, Va., James Kassheimer and his wife, Marilyn, of Derby, and John Kassheimer and his wife, Linda, of Seymour. She is also survived by two sisters, Grace Gilbert of Orange and Ruth Matthies of Seymour; seven grandchildren, Renee Kassheimer of Shelton, Crystal Kassheimer of York, Pa., Jamie Kassheimer of Derby, Michelle and Bruce Broisman of Berlin, and Andrew and Kelly Kassheimer of Seymour; and two greatlgrandsons, Devin and Jalen. She will also be missed by her very good friend Larry Howe. Mrs. Kassheimer was predeceased by brothers Charles, John, Ralph, and Richard Hiscox. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, with the Rev. Tom Furrer of the St. Paulas Episcopal Church of the Huntington section of Shelton, officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. At the request of the family, contributions can be made to the Valley United Way, 75 Liberty, Ansonia, CT 06401.
KAUER Gertrude, age 86, of Trumbull, born in Ottawa, Canada, died on Thursday, March 16, 2000. She was raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and graduated with the first class receiving a baccalaureate degree in nursing, at the University of Western Ontario. After training at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, she moved to New York, and worked at New York Hospital, where she met and married Dr. George L. Kauer Jr. When she moved with her family to Pelham, N.Y., she worked for the Visiting Nurse Association. After many years there, she moved to Madison, Conn., and then Trumbull. She is survived by her husband, George; a sister, Molly Sharp; a son, John Kauer; two daughters, Nancy Ian, and Penny Nagy; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2000, in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road, Trumbull, with Pastor Hans-Fredrik Gustafson officiating. The Cyril F. Mullins Trumbull Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Road, is in charge of arrangements. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, Inc. 61 Burban Drive, Branford, CT 06405
KAUS Charles William, age 70, of Lance Lane, Milford, died Thursday, March 23, 2000. He was the husband of the late Shirley A. Newton Kaus. Mr. Kaus was a machinist for 35 years at Bridgeport Machine before his retirement. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a volunteer firemen in Milford for many years. He is survived by daughters Shelley Kaus of West Haven, Alice Jeppesen, and Laurie Seer of Madison; a son, Christopher Kaus of West Haven; a sister, Kathy Turpin of Orlando, Fla.; and three grandchildren. Funeral will be held Monday at 9:45 a.m. from the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, on the green, Milford, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Milford. Interment will be private. Friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford, CT 06405.
KEELER Franklyn B., age 85, of Birch Avenue, Milford, beloved husband of Muriel Allard Keeler, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in Milford Hospital. Mr. Keeler was born in Bridgeport on September 25, 1914, to the late Hiram and Nora Creed Keeler, and was a Milford resident for 37 years. He was retired from Schick-Warner-Lambert Co. where he was employed for 39 1/2 years. Mr. Keeler was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and received the Purple Heart at the Battle of the Bulge. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post #7788, a member of Milford Senior Citizens, a member of the Menas Club of Milford Seniors, a former member of the East End Yacht Club, a longtime parishioner of St. Annas Church, and an avid bowler. Survivors in addition to his wife, Muriel, include three sons, Robert L. Keeler and his wife, Eleanor, of Milford, Franklyn B. Keeler Jr. and his wife, Julia, of Derby, Timothy N. Keeler and his wife, Jill, of West Haven; two stepsons, Yves Allard and his wife, Christine, of Milford, and Guy Allard and his wife, Beth, of Wallingford; two stepdaughters, Evelyn Ambriscoe and her husband, Michael, of Middletown, and Lisa Chickos and her husband, Michael, of Milford; two brothers, William Stanley Keeler of Milford, and Charles Keeler of Orange; a sister, Jean Colgan of California; eight grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Keeler was predeceased by his first wife, Doris Kerr Keeler. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday at 9:15 a.m. from the Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, and at 10 a.m. in St. Ann's Church with a Mass of the Resurrection. Interment will be in Kings Highway Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday at 4 to 8 p.m.
KERR-HARRIS Robert
, age 66, of Trumbull, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. Mr. Kerr-Harris was born in New London, and was an area resident for many years. He was a salesman with L and B Systems, and a Navy Korean War veteran. He was an avid drummer, sports fan and lover of jazz. Survivors include his wife, Agnes Bivans Harris of Trumbull; one son, Kip Harris of Trumbull; four daughters, Samantha Harris of Manhattan, Maj. Wendy Spriggs of Columbia, Md., Judy Hoffman of Middletown, and Kay Brown of Baltimore; one brother Raymond Hassett of West Haven; one aunt, Gloria Pendleton of Old Lyme; five grandchildren, one nephew, and many cousins. A private memorial service will be held at St. Patrick s Church at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were handled by the Cyril F. Mullins Trumbull Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Road.
KIDDER Dorothy M.  age 91, formerly of Fairfield, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, in Ashlar of Newtown. Born in Hartland, Vt., Mrs. Kidder lived in Fairfield for 35 years until moving to Newtown in 1990. Mrs. Kidder was a longtime member of the United Congregational Church of Bridgeport. She was the wife of the late Stanley J. Kidder. Survivors include a son, Marshall J. Kidder of Mahopac, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Phyllis L. Fishbein of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Cynthia D. Engholm of Westborough, Mass.; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held in Ascutney Cemetery, Windsor, Vt., at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield.
KIERNAN Margaret M., age 92, of Monroe, formerly of Bridgeport, died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Astoria Park Health Care, Bridgeport. Miss Kiernan was born in Bridgeport, attended local schools, and graduated cum laude from Smith College. She did graduate work at Teachers College of Columbia University and at the University of Bridgeport. She taught high school in Bridgeport until 1969, when she retired from Harding High School. Miss Kiernan was a member of St. Jude Parish, St. Ambrose Madonna Rosary Confraternity, Council of Catholic Women, Queen/s Daughters, Greater Bridgeport Retired Teachers Association, Connecticut Education Association, and National Education Association. Survivors include a beloved nephew, John Francis Kiernan and his wife, Francene, and their children, Brian John, and Jillian Margaret Kiernan, all of Monroe; and a cousin, Hugh Kiernan of Bridgeport. Services will be held on Monday at 8:45 a.m. in the Lesko-Miner Funeral Home, 155 Main Street (Rte. 25) in Monroe, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Jude's Church. Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery in Stratford. Friends may greet the family on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
KITCHA Walter J.
, age 81, of Stratford, died on Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in Milford Hospital. Born in Fairfield, he had been a Bridgeport resident for many years prior to moving to Stratford. Mr. Kitcha was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was retired from Casco Products. Survivors include one sister, Ann Szymulis of Stratford; one niece, Mary Ann Banyacsky of Beacon Falls; and one great nephew, Mark Banyacsky. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, March 11, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford, with the Rev. Anthony Kopka officiating. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Stratford. friends may call on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those who so desire, may make memorial contributions to St. Joseph of Stratford Church, 1300 Stratford Road, Stratford, CT 06615.
KOLBUSZ Lillian Alvina
, age 73, of Weston, beloved wife of Henry Kolbusz, died on Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in Norwalk Hospital. Born in Duryea, Pa., she was a 40-year resident of Fairfield before moving to Weston 15 years ago. She was a member of the Fairfield Board of Realtors, and a Realtor with Lovegrove Real Estate prior to her retirement. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and past president of the Women s Guild of St. Anthony's Church. In addition to her husband, Henry, she is survived by her two sons, Tom Kolbusz and his wife, Lori, and Henry Kolbusz Jr., all of Weston; one brother, Robert Luewinko; and one sister, Regina Zadravecz; and several nieces, nephews and godchildren. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Chester Lucwinko and William Lucwinko; and one sister, Amelia Napoli. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday at 10 a.m. from the Shaughnessey Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield, and at St. Anthony's of Padua Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.
KONECNY Frank W., age 91, of Stratford, died Friday, March 17, 2000, in Norwalk Hospital. Mr. Konecny was born in Newark, N.J. He had lived most of his life in Bridgeport. He resided in Madison for four years and for the last six years resided in Stratford. Frank was a graduate of Stone Business School. He is survived by his beloved wife, Doris Doorfee Konecny, and his beloved children, two sons, Leonard Konecny and his wife, Linda, of Southbury, Frank W. Konecny Jr. and his wife, Anne, of the Northford section of North Branford; and one daughter, Carol Guay of Stratford; six grandchildren, Leah, David, Mark, Emily, Alisha and Laura; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday, March 20, 2000, at 10:15 a.m. in the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford, and at 11 a.m. in St. Markas Church, Stratford, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will be in St. Michaelas Garden Mausoleum, Stratford. Friends may call Monday from 9:15 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frankas memory to a charity of one's choice.
KOVACS Mary Ann Korpita Kovacs, age 84, affectionately known as "Babe" by her family and many friends, died suddenly of cardiac arrest in Bridgeport Hospital on Thursday, March 2, 2000. Mary was born in Sunderland, Mass., on July 10, 1915. A retired homemaker, she was a member of St. Emeryas Parish and of the St. Emeryas Seniors Club. Mary was a loving and caring person and was completely devoted to her family. A gardener in the truest sense, she could make the most straggly weed grow into a beautiful bloom. Mary is survived by her loving daughter, Beverly, of Fairfield; three brothers, Peter Korpita and Paul Korpita of Sunderland, and Edward Korpita of Southampton, Mass. and Palm Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Helen Maga of Athol, Mass., and Veronica Wroblewski of Sun City West, Ariz.; many nieces and nephews; and two caring sisters-in-law. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband, Eugene, and her beloved grandson, Peter. She was predeceased many years ago by her sister, Annie, her brother, Michael, and an infant brother, Billy, her parents, and more recently, by her brother, John Korpita, of Sunderland, and her sister, Elizabeth Raveis of Fairfield. She was also predeceased by her mother-in-law, Mary T. Kovacs and her sister-in-law, Mary. Mary suffered so much these past few months, and now she has been called home to rest in peace in the arms of God. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday, March 6, 2000, from the funeral residence of Frank Polke & Son, 1546 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, at 9 a.m. and due to renovations to St. Emeryas Church, Mass will be held at Our Lady of Assumption Church, Fairfield, at 9:30 a.m. Interment at Mountain Grove Cemetery. Friends may call TODAY from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
KOWALKOWSKI Chester W.
Kowalkowski, age 77, of Trumbull, died Monday, March 6, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. Mr. Kowalkowski was born in Bridgeport and was a Trumbull resident for 50 years. He was a graduate of Central High School and attended the University of Bridgeport. He was a retired manufacturing engineer for Sikorsky Aircraft and also a member of Sikorsky Retirees Engineers Club. He was a member of Polka Cousins, and the Society of Plastic Engineers. He was the founder of the Bridgeport Gas Modelers Club in 1940, and state champion of gas model airplanes for 10 years. He was an usher at St. Theresa1s Church. Survivors include his wife, Joan Biernacki Kowalkowski of Trumbull; two sons, David Kowalkowski of Trumbull, and Stephen Kowalkowski of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Joseph Kowalkowski of Stratford; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Stanley and Edward Kowalkowski. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday at 9:15 a.m. from the Cyril F. Mullins Trumbull Funeral Home, and at 10 a.m. in St. Theresa's Church. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made to St. Theresa's Church.
KRKOSKA Michael J.
, age 90, of Fairfield, devoted husband of Veronica Krause Krkoska, died Friday, March 17, 2000, in Southport Manor. Born in Meriden, Mr. Krkoska resided in Bridgeport for 49 years before moving to Fairfield in 1989. He was a retired security guard for Pinkerton Security Co. In addition to his beloved wife of 60 years, he is survived by one daughter, Kathleen Lello and her husband, Albert, of Fairfield; one son, Michael Krkoska of Bridgeport; one sister, Margaret Hubeny of Bristol; two grandchildren, Andrea Sprandel and Albert Lello; two great-grandchildren, Marisa and Melanie; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the Lesko Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center, and at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church. Burial will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery. Friends may greet his family on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Memorials can be directed to United Home Care, 1931 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06430.


KROZSER Therese Humphrey Kroszer, age 89, beloved wife of the late Frank Krozser of Stratford, passed away Friday, March 3, 2000, at the Lord Chamberlain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Kroszer was born in Scalplevel, Pa., and had been a Stratford resident for the past 30 years. She was a retired machine operator for the Valve Corp. of America, and was a member of the Healing Light Prayer Fellowship Group. Mrs. Krozser is survived by four daughters, Florence Scanzillo of Naugatuck, Jeanne Bryant and her husband, Dexter, of Southport, Charlene Barker and her husband, Walter, of Fairfield, and Therese Sloditskie and her husband, Al, of Stratford; 17 grandchildren; 33 great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her husband, Charles Humphrey. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2000, directly at St. James Church, Main Street, Stratford, at 9 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Entombment will follow in St. Michael's Garden Mausoleum. At the family's request, calling hours have been omitted. The Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home, 2189 Barnum Avenue, Stratford, will be in charge of arrangements. In memory of "Nana" give the one you love a hug and a kiss.
LAMB Robert M., age 75, of Milford Point Road, Milford, beloved son of Katherine Lamb Kelly, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, in the Connecticut Hospice. Mr. Lamb was born in Stratford on February 11, 1925, to Katherine Moussette Lamb Kelly of Milford and the late George Lamb. Mr. Lamb was a New York City resident for many years prior to moving to Milford 11 years ago. He was retired from the New York City Transit Authority, where he was employed for 15 years. Mr. Lamb was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Milford Senior Citizens and a member of Milford Senior Citizens Bowling League. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a brother, John A. Lamb of Wallingford; a sister, Alice E. Tanucci of Naugatuck; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Lamb was predeceased by a son, John L. Lamb and by a sister, Georgianna (Dort) Sperling. Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. Interment will be private. Contributions may be made to the Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford, CT 06405.
LAPINSKI Robert J., age 56, of Trumbull, devoted son of Felicia Janusziewicz Lapinski, died Friday, March 31, 2000, in St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Bridgeport, Robert was a resident of Trumbull for the past 10 years. He was a self-employed sales representative for Trans American Corp. for many years. He was a graduate of Fairfield University, having received his degree in 1965. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors, in addition to his beloved mother, Felicia, include his uncles Edward Janusziewicz, and Edward Lapinski and his wife, Sophie, all of Stratford; and a niece, Michele Nelson of Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his father, Florian Lapinski; a brother, John Lapinski, and his wife, Maria; and two aunts, May C. Lapinski, and Regina Woznicki. Friends are invited to go directly to St. StephenEs Church, Trumbull on Monday at 11 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Calling hours will take place on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main Street, Bridgeport (on the Trumbull line). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. StephenEs Church in memory of Robert.
LaSTORIA Nicholas LaStoria, age 94, of 5 Saltaire Drive, Old Saybrook, entered into rest Friday, March 3, 2000, in Lord Chamberlain Nursing Center after a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of the late Anna Ferarra LaStoria. Mr. LaStoria was born in Italy, November 21, 1905, son of the late Joseph Apollonia LaStoria and has been a resident of Old Saybrook for more than 27 years having lived most of his life in Torrington and Thomaston. He retired as a machinist 20 years ago from the Torrington Co. where he was employed for more than 30 years. He was the beloved father of Verna Quimby and her husband, Howard, of Shelton, Joan Simonelli and her husband, Dr. Anthony Simonelli of East Hanover, N.J. He was the brother of Catherine Conforti of Seal Beach, Calif., and the late Domenic and Louis LaStoria, and Nancy Colevicchio. He was the loving grandfather of Wayne, Leslie and Michael Quimby, and David, Peter and Gloria Simonelli. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His funeral will leave the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, on Monday at 8:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, Shelton. A graveside committal service will take place at 11 a.m. in St. Francis Cemetery, Torrington. Friends may call on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Margaret Mary Church, 382 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484.
LAVERNOICH Anna Foye
, age 1, of Rimmon Hill Road, Beacon Falls, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at the Connecticut Children s Medical Center in Hartford, following a brief illness. She was born on December 21, 1998, at St. Mary s Hospital in Waterbury. Anna was named for her great-grandmother, the late Anna Potterfield Perry, and her great-great-aunt, the late H. Foye Perry. In her brief life, Anna felt the boundless love of her parents, and knew the constant companionship of her twin sister. Anna enjoyed happy music, sitting on the laps of quiet adults, watching the world from her mother s arms, and eating her father s banana pancakes. Anna was an organ donor. She is survived by her sister, Julia Mary Lavernoich; her parents, Edward and Patricia Lavernoich; her grandmothers, Anne P. Ford of Claremont, Calif., and Elizabeth P. Lavernoich of Winsted; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. A memorial service is scheduled for St. James Church in Winsted, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2000, with the Rev. Clark Coughlin, officiating. Viewing and burial will be private. Maloney Funeral Home, 55 Walnut Street, Winsted, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers and gifts, it is requested that donations be made to the Children s Miracle Network, c/o Connecticut Children s Medical Center, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106.
LeCLAIRE Stephanie (Sally) Wasznarovich , age 81, of Bridgeport, our beloved friend and mother, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2000, in St. Vincentas Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Hyde Park, Mass. on February 8, 1919, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Wasznarovich. A resident of Bridgeport for more than 60 years, Sally was a graduate of the Hartford Hair Dressing Academy and enjoyed a successful 55-year career as a beautician, mostly at D.M. Reads and Jordan Marsh in Trumbull. She attended St. Anthony of Padua and St. Patrick churches. Her love, devotion and sense of humor will be sadly missed by her family, friends and clients. She was the widow of the late Alban J. LeClaire. Survivors include two sons, Allen LeClaire of Bridgeport, and Ken LeClaire and his wife, Marilyn, of Lake Clarke Shores, Fla.; a daughter, Carol LeClaire Klock and her husband, Dr. G. Bradley Klock, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; nieces Dolores Kwiatkoski of Milford, Joanie Panagos of Fairfield, Leigh Ann Ryan of Oxford; nephews, Bob Schuler of Augusta, Ga., Dick Schuler of Milford, John Wasznarovich of St. Louis, Philip Wasznarovich of Milford, and Stanley Kwiatkoski of Burlington, N.J.; and loving friends Donna Mazzucco of Stratford, Beverley Capodicci of North Branford, and Teresa Bednar of Bridgeport. Friends may call on Sunday, April 2, 2000, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main Street, Bridgeport (on the Trumbull line). Burial will be private in St. Michaelas Cemetery.
LEVINSON Robert , age 63, of Fairfield, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at St. Vincentas Medical Center, Bridgeport. Mr. Levinson was born in Middletown, son of the late Herman and Ida (Sondak) Levinson, and was raised in Stamford. Bob was a resident of Fairfield for the past 39 years. He was a member of Congregation Beth El of Fairfield, and was a sales representative for Metropolitan Life. Mr. Levinson was a strong supporter of the St. Vincentas Swim Across the Sound. Survivors include his beloved wife, Linda Landow Levinson of Fairifeld; his loving children, David and Jeanne Levinson of Golden, Colo., Lori and Rob Steinberg of Tolland; his sisters, Beatrice Wexler of Pompano Beach, Fla., Dorothy Ferrigno of Fairfield; and his grandson, Trevor Steinberg of Tolland. Mr. Levinson is also survived by his mother- and father-in-law, Helen and Sam Landow of Stamford; and his nieces and nephews. Services will be held TODAY at 11 a.m. from Congregation Beth El, 1200 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield, with interment following at Beth El Cemetery on Reid Street. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation, 11 Forest Street, New Canaan, CT 06480. The Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home of Fairfield is in charge of the arrangements.
LOMBARDI Attilio, age 88, of North Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Cape Coral, Fla. Mr. Lombardi a World War II veteran, was born in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and was a director for the State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles for 38 years. He is survived by his wife, Frances Brodie Lombardi; two sons and their wives, James and Beverly Lombardi of Oxford, and Robert and Sharon Lombardi of Louisiana; one brother, Lucien Lombardi of Kensington, Conn.; two sisters, Elvira Panarese of Arizona, and Louise Genga of Trumbull; two grandchildren, James Lombardi Jr., and Arthur Lombardi; two step-grandchildren, Robert and Jennifer Blocker; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Edward and George Lombardi. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday at 8:15 a.m. in The Larson
LONG Elizabeth Holmes, age 95, died on Saturday, March 18,2000. The board and members of the Pet Animal Welfare Society of Connecticut (PAWS), as well as her many friends and acquaintances, share grief in the passing of PAWSa founder. A former Ziegfield Follies girl, and widow of Harry Long, she moved to Westport in 1942. Always deeply committed to animals, she was a founding member of the Pet Animal Welfare Society of Connecticut. Mrs. Long served as secretary of this non-profit corporation from 1962 through 1992. Health reasons caused Mrs. Long to resign although she always maintained her interest in animals and PAWS. During her thirty year career with PAWS, she touched the hearts of all who knew her and influenced thousands of people and saved the lives of tens of thousands of Connecticutas unwanted pets. Mrs. Long was instrumental in the passing of humane legislation and worked with Ella Grasso to obtain land for the Westport Pound. Mrs. Long provided an example of compassion and diligence in her crusade to save Connecticut pets from the horrors of overpopulation, hunger and euthanasia. She inspired countless numbers of people to follow her example. A memorial service will be held on April 8, 2000, at 1 p.m. at the Westport Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pet Animal Welfare Society of Connecticut, P.O. Box 7428, Wilton, CT 06897l7428.
LOPEZ-CEPERO Esther, age 78, formerly of Bridgeport, died peacefully on Sunday, February 27, 2000, in Northbridge Health Care Center, Bridgeport. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mrs. Lopez-Cepero had lived in Bridgeport for many years until moving to Milford five years ago. She had retired from Sikorsky Aircraft of Stratford. Esther is survived by her husband, Enrique Lopez-Cepero of Bridgeport; a son, Henry Lopez-Cepero of Newtown; daughters, Norma Galyon of Texas, and Brenda Kulikoski of Shelton; a brother, Angel Maldonado of Florida; and grandchildren, Amy and Meg Lopez-Cepero, Cherie, Carl and Brent Galyon, and Jason and Peter Kulikowski. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, April 1, 2000, at 1 p.m. in the Black Rock Congregational Church, 3685 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincentas Foundation Fund established for Diabetic Teaching, c/o 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606.Funeral Home, 2496 North Avenue, Bridgeport, and at 9 a.m. in St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church, Monroe. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Newtown. Friends may call on Friday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m.
LUCIANO Robert Luciano, age 77, of North Fort Myers, Fla., died Thursday, February 17, 2000. Mr. Luciano served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, and was awarded the Purple Heart and other citations for his service. Mr. Luciano, formerly from Bridgeport for most of his life, was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 25 years. He resided in Florida for the past 21 years. Surviving are his wife, Sally; two daughters, Linda and Barbara; three sisters, Elsie Leone, Doriss Fennel, and Lois Gebeau; and several nieces, nephews and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his mother, Nellie, his father, Thomas, and his sister, Ethyl. Burial was at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, North Fort Myers.
MACK Hamilton Graham "Buddy", age 87, of Lake Wales, Fla., died on Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at his home. Mr. Mack was born in Sarasota, Fla. on October 1, 1912. He was a resident of Bridgeport prior to moving to Lake Wales in 1978. Mr. Mack was an x-ray machine maintenance technician. He was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, in Waverly, Fla., and the American Legion Post 213, and was a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his son, David Mack of Ft. Lauderdale; two daughters, Geneva Mack of Lake Wales, and Dolly Williams of Bridgeport; two brothers, Robert E. Mack and Thomas L. Mack, both of Lake Wales; three sisters, Dollie Williams of Tallahassee, Mary Alexander of Tampa, and Bennye Milton of Crystal River, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Epps Mortuary, 626 North Walker Street, Lake Wales, Fla. His funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First Institutional Baptist Church, Lake Wales. Interment in Willow Lawn Cemetery, Lake Wales.
MAKARA John M. Makara, age 77, of the Huntington section of Shelton, passed away in his home, Thursday, March 2, 2000. He was a World War II veteran and worked at Bridgeport Machines Inc. until 1984, when he retired. John is survived by his loving wife, Catherine Makara, and two sons, Sam and John P. Makura of Huntington; brother Michael and wife, Mary Makara of Stratford; one sister, Agnes Bekech, a sister-in-law, Gloria Burns, both of Stratford; many nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held Saturday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Union Cemetery, Stratford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Connecticut Hospice Inc., 680 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
MANENTE Ann E. age 81, of Bridgeport, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Bridgeport Health Care. Born in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Filomena Musco Manente. Survivors include two nephews, Robert Coppola, and Mark Manente; two nieces, Rosemary Wellington, and Joyce Buttery; her sister-in-law, Joann Coppola; and several grandnieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, March 13, 2000, at 9 a.m. directly in St. Patrick's Church, (lower Chapel) Bridgeport. Interment will follow in St. Michaelgs Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements in care of the Abriola & Kelemen Funeral Home, 2160 Main Street, Bridgeport.
MANNING Marie Shanabrough   age 78, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in Wicke Health Center, Shelton. Mrs. Manning was born in Harrisburg, Pa., and was an area resident for 55 years. She was a member of the Trumbull Senior Citizens. She was the widow of Bruce E. Manning. Survivors include two sons, Richard and his wife, Sandra Manning of Stratford, Ronald and his wife, Sharon Manning of Derby; one brother, John Shanabrough of the Huntington section of Shelton; two sisters, Rae Pecorelli of Bridgeport, and Adele Fitzsimmons of Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Jason, Derick, Adam and Kelly Manning; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will take place on Monday, March 13, at 10 a.m. in the Cyril F. Mullins Trumbull Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Road, with Pastor Joseph Piccirillo of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
MARINKO Joseph J.  
age 57, of Stratford, beloved husband of Mary Carbone Marinko, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. Mr. Marinko was born in Stratford, January 17, 1943, son of the late John and Elizabeth Nadzum Marinko, and had been a lifelong Stratford resident. He was employed for the past 23 years as a lead man with Dresser Industries in Stratford. Mr. Marinko was an avid golfer. Survivors in addition to his wife include, two sons, Joseph Marinko of Bethel, and Daniel Marinko of Stratford; one daughter, Alison Marinko of Stratford; one brother, John Marinko of Milford; one sister, Jennie Sinko of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Mark Marinko and a brother, Albert Marinko. Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Monday, March 13, at 9:30 a.m. from the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main Street, Stratford, and at 10:30 a.m. in St. James Church, Stratford, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
MARKOJA Steve J.
, age 71, of Fairfield, died Monday, March 27, 2000, in Southport Manor. Born in Bridgeport, Steve resided in the city before moving to Fairfield 46 years ago. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Steve was a retired mechanical engineer for United Illuminating Co. He was a member of the UConn Alumni Association, and the UI 25 year club. For many years, Steve was an active volunteer for a golf tournament to benefit Bridgeport Hospitalas Burn Unit. He enjoyed golf, travel, and time spent with family and friends. He will be sadly missed by his two sisters, Ann Rednak and Jeanne Smith and her husband, Kenneth, all of Fairfield; four nieces, Janice, Michelle, Susan, and Kathleen; three nephews, Michael, Mark and Stephen; an aunt, Ann Jacobsen, of Wallingford; four great-nephews; one great-niece, and several cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Eva, and brother-in-law, Albin Rednak. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10:15 a.m. in The Lesko Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center and 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Church. Burial will follow in Lawncroft Cemetery. Friends may greet his family on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorials can be made to the Holy Cross Roofing Fund, 750 Tahmore Drive, Fairfield, CT 06432.
McCLINCH Ruth Ann Boyd  age 76, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at the Carolton Rehabilitation Hospital in Fairfield. Mrs. McClinch, wife of the late Charles J. McClinch Jr., was born in Bridgeport in 1923. She was a graduate of Bassick High School in Bridgeport, and retired from People s Bank after serving for more than 22 years as a customer service representative at the Quality Street branch. She was a resident of Trumbull for nearly 45 years. During those years, she was a member of St. Theresa s parish in Trumbull and was an active member of the Confraternity of the Rosary. She is survived by a son, Charles J. McClinch and his wife, Mary Ellen, of Shelton; two daughters, Kathleen Bruno and her husband, Frank, of Glastonbury; Carol Lambert and her husband, Robert, of Stratford; and a brother, John R. McCall and his wife, Mary, of Raleigh, N.C. Her family was always the focal point of her life, and her memory will long live in the hearts of her seven grandchildren, Kelly McClinch Pineau and her husband, Robert, Margaret and Maureen McClinch, Ross, Katelyn and Lauren Bruno, Jason Lambert; and Mrs. McClinch s great-grandson, Patrick Pineau. Her strength and courage will be an inspiration to all who knew her. Friends are invited to remember and celebrate her life on Sunday, March 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, 4 Gorham Place (corner Main Street, south of the mall), Trumbull, and on Monday, March 13, at 10 a.m. in St. Theresa s Church, Trumbull, for a funeral Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery, Stratford. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492-7522.
McCULLOCK Helen Louise, age 77, of Fairfield, wife of the late Walter S. McCullock, died on Tuesday, March 28, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Colonie, N.Y., Mrs. McCullock was a Fairfield resident for more than 35 years. She is survived by five sons, Walter McCullock of Shelton, Richard McCullock of New York, Robert McCullock of Newtown, John McCullock of Fairfield, and Ron McCullock of New York; her daughter, Jayne Schumacher of Milford; brothers Valentine Kalbfleish, Henry Kalbfleish, and John Henry Kalbfleish, all of New York; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her devoted companion, Arthur Corriveau. Friends are invited to attend a committal service to be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in Lawncroft Burial Park, Fairfield. Arrangements in the care of the Frank Polke & Son Funeral Home.
McDERMOTT Thomas J. age 87, of 4511 Maple Drive, Walnutport, Pa., formerly of Milford, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in Palmerton, Pa. He was predeceased by his wife, Laura Duhamel McDermott. He is survived by a daughter, Kathleen M. Pond of Walnutport; a son, Edward J. McDermott of Westfield, Mass.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Calling hours will be TODAY from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, 135 Broad Street, Milford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Gulf Street, Milford. Interment will follow at King s Highway Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2911 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518.
McGURN James J.  age 75, of Stratford, beloved husband of Mary Vassalo McGurn, died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. Mr. McGurn was born in Bronx on October 2, 1924, son of the late Richard and Agnes Dunnigan McGurn, and had been a Stratford resident since 1955. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran having served in the American Theater, Phillipines, Atlantic and European Sectors, for which he received four Battle Stars. He was a member of VFW Post 145, and was a former manager with Wines Unlimited in Stratford. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one son, Richard McGurn and his wife, Anne, both of Schnectady, N.Y.; one daughter Catherine Butts of Stratford; two sisters, Jean Heffernan of Bridgeport, and Kathleen Daly of Bronx; three grandsons, Ivan Butts, Jimmy and Patrick McGurn; four granddaughters, Carey Butts, Melissa Martin, Kathleen and Molly McGurn; two great-grandchildren, Ashley Higgins and Nickolas Martin; several nieces and nephews; and a special son-in-law, Ivan Butts Jr. Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at 9 a.m. from the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main Street, Stratford, and at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, Stratford, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment with military honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.
McLAUGHLIN Andrew Patrick
(Paka)   of 110 Woods End Road, Guilford, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara Brice McLaughlin; father of Brice McLaughlin of Killingworth, Maureen Terwilliger of Guilford, Amy Carse of Clinton, and Kevin McLaughlin of Boston. He was the brother of Donald McLaughlin of Pennsylvania, Mary Deighan, Alicia McLaughlin, Sheila Curry, and Eileen McLaughlin, all of New York, and Denise McLaughlin of Arizona. Also survived by his daughter-in-law, Amy McLaughlin; sons-in-law, Gary Terwilliger and Kevin Carse; and four grandchildren, Katie, Sarah and John Terwilliger, and Connor McLaughlin. Funeral from the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church Street, Guilford, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. George's Church at 10 a.m. Friends may call Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. Contributions in memory of Mr. McLaughlin may be made to the Guilford Volunteer Fire Department, 55 Park Street, Guilford, in thanks to their extraordinary rescue efforts. Burial in St. George Cemetery in Guilford.
McQUILLAN James F.
 age 79, a Fairfield resident, died in his home on Tuesday, March 7, 2000. Born in Norwalk, he was a resident of Fairfield for more than 53 years. Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force serving in World War II. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as an electrician with Electric Maintenance Service of Bridgeport. He was the devoted husband of Clair Conway McQuillan and the loving father of one son, Kevin and his wife, Barbara McQuillan of Shelton; and three daughters, Lynn McQuillan, Mary McQuillan and Kathleen McQuillan, all of Fairfield; three grandchildren, Eric J. McQuillan of Seymour, Ashley J. McQuillan of Shelton, and Sean Saksa of Fairfield; one brother, Vincent McQuillan of Meriden; two nieces; and one nephew. He was predeceased by one brother, Joseph McQuillan, and one sister, Eleanor Gombos. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday with full military honors at 10:30 a.m. from The Shaughnessey Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield, and at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in St. Thomas Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. It would be appreciated that donations be made in Jim's memory to United Home Hospice, 1931 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06430.
MERRILL Orlando Merle, age 90, of Lafayette Avenue, Milford, Conn., died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Born in Mechanics Falls, Maine, on July 16, 1909, Mr. Merrill had been a resident of Milford for many years. He retired from Raybestos in 1974. He is survived by his wife, Dorothea Chetley Merrill; a daughter, Beverly Jorgensen, both of Milford; a son, Lawrence Merrill Sr. of Old Lyme, Conn.; four grandchildren, Dr. Keith Jorgensen, Judith Finn, Kevin Jorgensen and Lawrence Merrill Jr.; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are being handle by Smith Funeral Home, 135 Broad Streert, on the Green, Milford. Funeral and interment will be private. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford, CT 06405.
MERWIN Delight, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, in the Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital, Fairfield. Interment will be private. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Trumbull.

MERWIN, Delight of Fairfield died Saturday, March 18, 2000, in the Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital. The daughter of the late Horace Beach Merwin and Marjorie deForest Pierce Merwin, she attended Miss Porteras School, graduated from Miss Thomas School, received her associateas degree from the University of Bridgeport, and bacheloras degree from the University of New Haven, and her masteras degree from Fairfield University, and attended the Teacheras College Columbia University. Before her retirement, she was an assistant in research at Osborn Zoological Laboratory, Yale University. She was the former treasurer and recording secretary of the Womenas Staff for the childrenas ward at Bridgeport Hospital. She was also a former secretary of the Board of Associates at Bridgeport University and a former trustee of Miss Thomas School. She was a sustainer of the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County, and was presently a member of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina, the Fairfield Beach Club, the Country Club of Fairfield and a former member of the Pequot Yacht Club and Brooklawn Country Club. In the 1940s she represented the Pequot Yacht Club in the Womenas Sailing Championship of Long Island Sound, finishing second. Later she taught and played in tennis tournaments throughout New England. She had carved and showed duck decoys in Connecticut and Long Island, and today her work is seen in several states. She is survived by a brother, Horace Merwin; a sister-in-law, Helyne Merwin; and a nephew, Craig Livingston Merwin, all of Southport. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., April 4, 2000, in the Howland Chapel of United Congregational Church, 877 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, with the Rev. Thomas B. Walter officiating. Interment will be private in Mountain Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation of Connecticut, Chapter 35, 35 Cold Spring Road, Building 400, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Arrangements by the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Trumbull.


MILLER Julia Evelyn Carolyn Lindmark, age 84, a longtime resident of Easton, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Cambridge Manor, Fairfield. Born in Bridgeport on July 12, 1915, Evelyn was the daughter of Gustavus Adolphus Lindmark and Pella Olson Lindmark, and the widow of G. Webster Miller. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Judith Evelyn Miller, and her brother, Gustav Lindmark. Mrs. Miller is survived by her sons, G.W. Miller III, of Easton, and Geoffrey L. Miller and his wife Sheila; and her grandchildren, Geoffrey L. Miller Jr., Trevor C. Miller, and Corinne P. Miller, all of Milford. Survivors also include her sister, Doris Beardslee, of Somers; and her nieces, Carolyn Tillinghast of Glastonbury, and Janet Percoski of Nashua, N.H., and their families. Evelyn was an integral part of her husband's long and successful career in banking, and served with him in many civic endeavors, including the Barnum Festival, of which Mr. Miller was ringmaster in 1976. She was also a gracious hostess, a creative cook, an enthusiastic gardener, and an avid sportswoman who especially loved competitive bowling and golf, a game at which she recorded two holes-in-one. For many years, Mrs. Miller was a member of the Brooklawn Country Club, where she served on numerous committees and formed many enduring friendships. Most of all, Evelyn Miller will be remembered as a woman of unfailing goodwill and good humor who was a constant source of love and support for her family and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 24, 2000, at 11 a.m. in Christ Church, Easton, with interment in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may call TODAY from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. The family prefers, in lieu of flowers, contributions to the Easton EMS, 448 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT 06612.
MILLER Luke Chester, age 46, of White River Junction, Vt., died unexpectedly Monday, March 27, 2000, in Dummerston, Vt. He was born in Bridgeport on December 15, 1953, son of Luke Miller Jr. formerly of Milford, and the late Jeanne Walsh Miller of New Haven. Mr. Miller was a veteran serving in the Navy in 1972. Previously, he had worked for Farrel Corp., FaganEs Restaurant, and Raybestos. Survivors include a son, Daniel Miller of Las Vegas; a brother, Scott Miller of West Haven; two sisters, Lynn Miller of Franklin, Tenn., and Christine Colomb of Bennington, Vt.; a grandmother, Annette Miller of Keene, N.H.; two grandchildren; a niece and nephew, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The Eternal Flame is in charge of the cremation. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 2, 2000, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 355 Humphrey Street, New Haven, at 2:30 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Diabetics Association.
MILZ Mrs. Grace Penhale (Aunt Grace), age 99, a resident of Stratford, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in Lord Chamberlain Nursing Home, Stratford, where she had been a guest for the past several weeks. Mrs. Milz was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., daughter of the late Thomas and Annie Reese Penhale. She had been a financial executive with the former Wilkes-Barre Lace Manufacturing Co. for 37 years prior to the plant s closing. Mrs. Milz had moved to Stratford in 1973, following the death of her husband, Jacob J. Milz. She was the oldest member of Christ Episcopal Church, Stratford, and had been active in several church groups, including the Golden Rooster Consignment Shop of the church. Survivors include nieces and nephews, George W. Adams Jr. and his wife, Eleanor, of Stratford, Harry and Evelyn Penhale, of Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., Jack Jones of Clarks Summit, Pa., and Sara Hawke, of Edison, N.J., and numerous grand-nieces and nephews to the fourth generation. The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home, 451 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. with interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service.
MORAN Edward F. , age 70, of 32 Crescent Street, Ansonia, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Griffin Hospital, Derby. He was the husband of Frances Sadlon Moran. Mr. Moran was born on February 20, 1930, in Ansonia, son of the late Joseph J. Moran Sr. and Rose Marie Ford Moran, and was a lifelong resident of Ansonia. He was a fireman for Sikorsky Aircraft of Stratford, and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He attended Assumption School, was a communicant of Assumption Church, Ansonia, was an active member and company steward of Charter Hose Co. #4, Ansonia, and a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic War veterans of Ansonia. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two brothers, Leo T. Moran of Orange, and Tom F. Moran of Ansonia; one sister, Eunice M. Buchholz of Seymour; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph J. Moran, and Henry D. Moran, and a sister, Lillian Moran Kruger. Calling hours are on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will be held on Thursday at 8:15 a.m. from the Jenkins-King Funeral Home, 12 Franklin Street, Ansonia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:15 a.m. from Assumption Church, Ansonia. Military burial will be held in St. Michaelas Cemetery, Derby.
MORGENSTEIN Gerald, age 51, died from cancer on Friday, March 31, 2000, at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford. Son of Walter Morgenstein and Ann Schwartz Morgenstein, he was born on April 11, 1948, in Brooklyn, N.Y. and grew up in Ansonia. He was married in May 1970, to Mary Levin Morgenstein, who survives her husband after 29 years of a very happy marriage. They have two daughters, Sarah A. Morgenstein of Ashford, Conn., and Dana Morgenstein of Boston. Mr. Morgenstein received a B.A. in history from the University of Connecticut in 1970, and a masteras degree in social work from West Virginia University in 1975. After working as a social worker in Pennsylvania for two years, he returned to Connecticut. He worked for addiction services in Newtown until 1995, and in Middletown until his retirement in January, 2000. In all, Mr. Morgenstein worked for the State of Connecticut addiction services for 21 years, mostly as a psychiatric social work supervisor. Mr. Morgenstein served as president of the board of directors of Nobhill condominium for four years. He served as the president of Temple Beth Shalom in Stratford for two years. In addition, he served on numerous committees at his synagogue, at the Jewish Community Center, in the town of Stratford, and in his profession. Mr. Morgenstein was a baseball enthusiast and an avid collector of baseball memorabilia, as well as of books and prints. He also enjoyed photography. Mr. Morgenstein is survived by his father and stepmother, Walter and Florence Morgenstein, of Ft. Lauderdale; his brother, Steven Morgenstein and his wife, Sharon, and their two daughters of Portland, Maine; his sister, Candy Magoon and her husband, Tim, and their three sons of Salem, Conn.; his brother, Larry Morgenstein and his wife, Gina, and their two children of Wallingford; Florenceas three children, Rhonda, Sharon, and Mark, as well as by numerous other family members and friends. Funeral services at the Temple Beth Shalom, 275 Huntington Road, Stratford, on Sunday at 2 p.m. with interment services to follow in the Beth Israel Cemetery, Derby-Milford Road, Orange. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation Reach Out and Read Program, or to Temple Beth Shalom. A period of mourning will be observed at 228 Burbank Avenue, Stratford through Wednesday. Funeral arrangements in care of the Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, 543 George Street, New Haven.
MOORE William Vincent, age 72, of 246 Shagbark Drive, Derby, entered into rest Friday, March 17, 2000, at the Veterans Home and Hospital in Rocky Hill, after an extended illness. He was the husband of Mary Elizabeth Palmer Moore. Mr. Moore was born in Derby on June 7, 1927, son of the late William and Elsie Tuttle Moore. He was employed by Southern New England Telephone Co. for more than 35 years. He was a communicant of the Church of the Assumption, and a veteran of World War II serving in the Merchant Marine and the U.S. Marine Corps. Survivors beside his wife, are one daughter, Patricia Moore Stochmal of Derby, two sons, William V. Moore of Encino, Calif., and John R. Moore of Norwalk; one sister, Evelyn LaFontaine of Muncy, Pa.; and one brother, Robert J. Moore of Orange; two granddaughters, Meghan and Caitlin Moore; and one grandson, Kevin Stochmal. His funeral service will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the John T. Bennett Funeral Home, 91 North Cliff Street, Ansonia, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Assumption. Burial will be with full military honors in Mt. St. Peteras Cemetery. Calling hours will be TODAY from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Veterans Home and Hospital in care of the funeral home.
MOORES Therese Dubuissert, age 79, of Bridgeport, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, in her home. Mrs. Moores, wife of the late Paige H. Moores, was born in Paris, and was a Bridgeport resident for over 50 years. Mrs. Moores was a former employee for the U.S. Postal Service and was a former school teacher in France and at the Unquowa School of Fairfield. She is survived by two sons, Thomas G. Moores of Monroe and Ralph R. Moores of Seabrook, Md.; three daughters, Adele Randi of Orange, Mary Elston of Guilford, and Thelma Moores of Bridgeport; one brother, Mark Debuissert of France; one sister, Lucile Hrostek of Milford; nine grandchildren, Jason, Jessica, Michael, Gabriele, Joshua, Justin, Anthony, Rachele and Aaron; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. in the Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Avenue, Bridgeport, and at 10 a.m. in St. Ann's Church, Bridgeport. Burial will be in Mt. Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.
MORANSKI Enrica "Marie"  age 91, of Bridgeport, devoted wife of the late John J. Moranski, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in St. Vincentgs Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in New York City, Mrs. Moranski was a resident of Bridgeport for 61 years. She was a retired dressmaker for Rose Dress Co. in Bridgeport. Mrs. Moranski was a member of St. Anngs Altar Society, Rosary Guild, and Seniors, as well as the International Ladies Garment Union. Her love to both family and friends was often conveyed through her sewing and baking. She is survived by her children, Deacon John Moranski, and his wife, JoAnn, of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, Virginia Swarni and her husband, Albert, of Pinealis Park, Fla., Irene Murphy and her husband, Lawrence, of Stratford; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to join her family for a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 10 a.m., directly at St. Anngs Church. Entombment will follow in Mountain Grove Mausoleum. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Lesko Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. Her family would prefer memorial contributions be made to the St. Ann Memorial Fund, 481 Brewster Street, Bridgeport, CT 06605.
MULLARKEY William H
.  Jr., age 64, of Sigwin Drive, Milford, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in Milford Hospital, after a long illness. Mr. Mullarkey was born in Bridgeport on August 6, 1935, to the late Mr. and Mrs. William H. Mullarkey Sr., and was a Bridgeport resident for many years prior to moving to Milford 45 years ago. He was retired from the Connecticut Post where he was transportation supervisor for 47 years. Mr. Mullarkey was a graduate of Warren Harding High School, class of 1953, a member of the Connecticut National Guard for 12 years, former chairman of the Milford Transit District, and served on the Barnum Festival Committee for 30 years. Survivors include a daughter, Helen Mullarkey of Milford; a brother, Robert Mullarkey and his wife, Sandra, of Bridgeport; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association/Connecticut Affiliate, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06401.
NARAN Edward
, age 73, of Monroe, beloved husband of Mary Ann Luchansky Naran, died in his home on Friday, March 31, 2000, following a long illness. Born on August 20, 1926, in Tampa, he was the son of the late Edward and Eva Bowen Naran. Mr. Naran worked as a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service on Middle Street in Bridgeport for 32 years before retiring in 1992. He was a resident of Monroe for six years, previously of Fairfield for 27 years. Besides his wife, Mr. Naran is survived by his devoted son, Steven J. Naran of Monroe; and grandchildren Abby and Michael Naran of Easton. Funeral services will be held on Monday 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 Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. Interment will directly follow in Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield. Family and friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.
NARDONE Merlin W.  age 75, of Stratford, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in the Hospital of St. Raphael, after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Nardone was born in New York City and was an area resident for 40 years. He was a self-employed engineer. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving with the 669th Bomber Squadron in Europe. He was also a member of the American Legion and Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Violin Nardone of Stratford; two sons, Randal and his wife, Melani Nardone of Stamford; Christian Nardone and his fiance, Beverly, of Easton; one sister, Edna Young of Dallas; one granddaughter, Olivia Nardone; and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will take place at a time to be announced by the Cyril F. Mullins Trumbull Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Road. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897-2523.
NEFF Marie Michrina
 age 82, widow of John J. Neff Sr., of 91 Howe Avenue, Shelton, died Sunday, March 12, 2000. She was born in Shelton, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Sipay Michrina and was a lifelong resident. Mrs. Neff was retired from the Russell Linen Service of Shelton and was a parishioner of Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Ansonia. Survivors include three sons, John J. Neff Jr. of Derby, Allan Neff of Spain, and Joseph A. Neff of Cincinnati; three daughters, Lucianne Marie Lavin of Seymour, Laura Jane Henderson of Siletz, Ore., and Elizabeth Goggins of Ansonia; a brother, Joseph Michrina; and a sister, Ann Turaj, both of Shelton; grandchildren, Laura, Christopher and Nicholas Lavin, Veronika Henderson, Valerie and Jeff Bebe, Amanda and April Neff, and Eve Marie Goggins; great-grandchild, Kristin Bebe. Funeral services Thursday at 8:15 a.m. from the James T. Toohey & Son Funeral Home, 92 Howe Avenue, Shelton, at 9 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul Church. Burial in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Derby. Calling hours on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parastas service at 5:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Peter & Paul Church, or Society of the Little Flower through the funeral home.
NELLIGAN Mary Mildred
 RN, age 84, of 63 Woodlawn Avenue, Ansonia, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at the Mariner Health Care. She was born in Ansonia on September 17, 1915, daughter of the late William and Mary Dowd Nelligan. A graduate of the Assumption School, Ansonia High School in 1933, and Griffin Hospital School of Nursing in 1936, she was then employed at Griffin Hospital, Derby, until retirement in 1977. After retirement, she did volunteer work at the hospital. She was a communicant of The Church of the Assumption. She was predeceased by one sister, Margaret Nelligan, three brothers, Thomas J. Nelligan, Francis J. Nelligan and William J. Nelligan. Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the John T. Bennett Funeral Home, 91 N. Cliff Street, Ansonia, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in The Church of the Assumption. Burial will be in new St. Mary s Cemetery, Ansonia. Calling hours will be TODAY from 4 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Assumption Memorial Fund or The Griffin Hospital Scholarship Fund for new nurses in care of the funeral home.
NEU Clara, age 88, of Cave Creek, Ariz., and formerly of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in Cave Creek. Mrs. Neu was a Bridgeport resident for 24 years and resided for the past four years in Cave Creek. She was the widow of John Neu. Survivors include her beloved family, her daughter, Edelgard Neu Dalgar and her husband, Edward, of Cave Creek; a granddaughter, Stefanie Dalgar of Bridgeport; and a grandson, Stephan Dalgar of Norwood, Mass. Friends are invited to attend graveside services on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. in Lakeview Cemetery, 885 Boston Avenue, Bridgeport. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made by phone to the National Stroke Association in Englewood, Colo. by calling 1l800l787l6537. Arrangements by the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport.
NEUMANN Mildred E. age 76, of Bank Street, Seymour, passed away Friday, March 10, 2000, at the Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven. Miss Neumann was born January 23, 1924, in Seymour, daughter of the late Adolph and Amelia Hafersat Neumann. She was a lifelong Seymour resident. She was a communicant of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Oxford. She was a former third selectman for the Town of Seymour, and was the former Republican registrar of voters. Miss Neumann sat on many town building committees including the Bungay School, Chatfield School, High School and the Middle School addition. She enjoyed reading and sports. She leaves her loving family including three sisters, Helen Andrews of Seymour, Lydia Kottmann of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Emma Neumann of Seymour with whom she resided; two nieces, Helen Hayden of Seymour, and Marilyn Reinlie of Ft. Walton Beach; and her nephew, Louis Andrews Jr. of Seymour. Also several grand-nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m.in the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church Street, Seymour. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Trinity Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 25 Great Hill Road, Oxford, CT 06478
ODDY Adele Smith
, age 89, formerly of Milford, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, in the High Ridge House, Riverdale, N.Y. Mrs. Oddy was born in Milford, and was the wife of the late George Seth Oddy. She was a graduate of Yale University School of Music, where she received her masterEs degree. She taught violin and piano, and was first violinist with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. She was concertmistress of the University of North Carolina Orchestra, and was accompanist for the director of music and vocal soloist of the Glee Club. She sang with the Wilmington, Del., Opera Singers. She taught music at Hamden Hall Country Day School, and was an assistant professor of music at Connecticut College. She was an active member of the First Church of Christ Scientist, Bridgeport. She is survived by a brother and his wife, Lloyd and Carol Smith, of North Carolina. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, April 15, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Avenue, Bridgeport. Burial will take place in Milford Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
OROS Emil, age 88, of Easton, devoted husband of the late Alice Turner Oros, died Friday, March 24, 2000, in Northbridge Health Care Center. Born in Danbury, he was an Easton resident most of his life. He retired from Warnaco after 40 years of service. Mr. Oros was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II, was a member of the American Legion and the Easton Volunteer Fire Department, and ushered at Notre Dame of Easton Church over forty years. Survivors include his loving nieces, Katherine M. Klaff and her husband, Gabriel, Carol Guilmette, Grace Cuska and nephew, William Oros; grandniece, Heather Klaff; and grandnephew, Gabriel Klaff. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull, and at 10 a.m. in Notre Dame of Easton Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment with full military honors in Stepney Village Cemetery.
ORTIZ Guillermina  age 90, of Bridgeport, entered into rest on Monday, March 13, 2000, in St. Vincent s Medical Center, Bridgeport. She was born in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, prior to becoming a Bridgeport resident more than 50 years ago. She is survived by one son, Norberto Ortiz and his wife, Ida Ortiz of Bridgeport; another daughter-in-law, Eva Guerra of Bridgeport; one granddaughter, Monica Ortiz of Bridgeport; three grandsons, Norberto Ortiz Jr. of Bridgeport, Ariel Guerra of Florida, and Augustin Guerra of Ansonia; one special nephew, Freddy Cabrera of Winchester, Va.; and a special niece, Rosa Falcon of Bronx, N.Y. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, March 16, 2000, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Iglesia Principe de Paz AG, 29 Ash Street, Bridgeport, followed by interment in Park Cemetery. Friends may attend calling hours on Wednesday, March 15, 2000, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church. Funeral services are under the direction of Funeraria Luz de Paz. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church (Iglesia Principe de Paz, AG), in memory of Guillermina Ortiz.
OTT Mrs. Julia Galick, age 97, of Stratford, died on Friday, March 17, 2000, in the Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center, Shelton. Born in Bridgeport, Mrs. Ott had been a lifelong Stratford resident. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, and the United Lutheran Society of America. She was the wife of the late Frederick Ott, and was predeceased by a sister, Amelia Abbott. She is survived by many dear friends. Graveside Funeral Services will take place on Monday, March 20, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Lakeview Cemetery, Bridgeport. The Spear-Dennis & D'Arcy Funeral Home, 2611 Main Street, Stratford, is in charge of arrangements.
PACOWTA Mary E.R.  age 82, of Wesley Heights and formerly of Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, entered into rest Thursday, March 9, 2000, in St. Vincent s Medical Center, Bridgeport, after a brief illness. Mrs. Pacowta was the devoted wife of the late John Pacowta, and beloved mother of John J. Pacowta and his wife, Anne, and Joyce Lelli and her husband, Paul. She is also survived by six loving grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and her two sisters. Mary was very active and devoted to the Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus and was the past president of the former Ladies of Columbus. Her funeral will leave the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, on Monday at 10:30 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Margaret Mary Church. Friends may call Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. At the request of the family, contributions may be made to Wesley Village, 580 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484, or St. Vincent s Medical Center, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606.
PATENAUDE Eugene J.  age 71, of Bridgeport, devoted husband of the late Dorothy Butcaris Patenaude, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in St. Vincent s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Maria Hodgins Patenaude. A lifelong resident, Gene was a retired foreman in the plastics industry. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army. Survivors include his two beloved daughters, Christine Patenaude and her fiance, Timothy Godfrey, both of Shelton, and Cynthia M. Remy and her husband, Ronald, of Milford; two grandchildren, Christopher and Jessica Remy; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. from the funeral home, and in the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, at noon, with the Rev. Demetrios Recachinas officiating. Immediately following, graveside services with full military honors will take place in Lakeview Cemetery. Calling hours will take place on Tuesday morning after 10:30 a.m. in the Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main Street (on the Trumbull line)
 PECK Mrs. Margaret M.
, age 92, of Fairfield, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 23, 2000, in the Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabiliation Center, Shelton. Born in Bridgeport, Mrs. Peck had been a Fairfield resident for 48 years. Margaret was a retired manager of payroll and personnel at Bead Industries and a member of its Quarter Century Club. She was active in the Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Women‚s Society. She was a member of the Golden Age Club in Fairfield and the Fairfield Senior Citizens. She is survived by a beloved daughter, Barbara Peck McCarthy of Fairfield; a brother, Edward Kovac of East Greenwich, R.I.; two granddaughters, Margaret McCarthy Frank and Kim McCarthy Cheng; three great-grandchildren; two nieces; and four nephews. Private funeral services will take place in Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield with the Rev. Dr. Arthur L. McClanahan, pastor of the Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield. It has been requested that prior calling hours be omitted, and in lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Peck may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church, 1089 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield, CT 06430.
PERTESIS Eleni (Trigonis)  age 89, of Bridgeport, beloved wife of the late John Pertesis, died on Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Cambridge Manor, Fairfield. Born in Greece,she was the daughter of the late John and Irene Trigonis. She was a resident of Bridgeport for more than 40 years and was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Survivors include her three devoted sons and their spouses, James Pertesis and his wife, Mina, of Fairfield, Leo Pertesis and his wife, Kathy, of Trumbull, Nick Pertesis and his wife, Maria, of Old Saybrook; a daughter-in-law, Christina Pertesis of Fairfield; two sisters, Olympia Trigonis of Old Saybrook, and Evanthia Madouris of Greece; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by a son, George Pertesis. Friends are invited to go directly to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Demetrios Recachinas officiating. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery. Calling hours on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main Street, Bridgeport (on the Trumbull line). Trisagion services will be held Monday evening at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
PHILIPPS John, age 68, of Bridgeport, a retired carpenter, died on Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Ashlar of Newtown. A lifelong city resident, he was the son of the late Gus and Catherine Liccamelle Philipps. Survivors include a son, Thomas Philipps of Bridgeport; a daughter, Augustina Burlant of Trumbull; a granddaughter, Heather Burlant; his former wife, Frances Barra Philipps; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial Mass on Saturday, March 25, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main Street, Trumbull. There will be no calling hours. The Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, Trumbull is in charge of arrangements.
PITTMAN Roosevelt  age 71, of Bridgeport, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at Bridgeport Hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Morton/s Mortuary, Inc., 25 Margaret E. Morton Lane, Bridgeport.

PITTMAN Roosevelt  Sr., age 71, of Bridgeport, died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Hoboken, Ga., he sang professionally with Ethel Davenport before moving to Bridgeport in 1952. He worked for Bassick Co. for 37 years, and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. After retiring from Bassick in 1988, he attended Bullard Havens Technical School to become a brick mason. He worked for Caldor1s from 1991 to 1999, and had been an active minister of Jehovah1s Witnesses for 36 years. Survivors include his loving wife, Juliette Taylor Pittman of Bridgeport; five sons, Robert and his wife, Carol Pittman, and Bernard and his wife, Debbie, Pittman of Bridgeport, Randy and his wife, Carolyn Pittman of Stratford, Gregory and his wife, Lillian Pittman of Hamden, and R. Irvin Pittman of Florida; two daughters, Rosemarie and her husband, Percy Merritt, and Marjorie and her husband, Timothy Dunbar of Bridgeport; three brothers, Elijah and Samuel Pittman of Florida, and Nathaniel Pittman of Michigan; two sisters, Bernice Durham, and Kate Carroll of Florida; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 11:30 a.m., at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 330 West Avenue, Bridgeport, with Brother Eugene Williams officiating. Interment in Park Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at the church. Arrangements by Morton's Mortuary, Inc., 25 Margaret Morton Lane, Bridgeport.


POLSON Mrs. Alice Barratt  age 93, of Bridgeport, and formerly of Madison, a retired kindergarten and reading teacher for more than 40 years, died on Thursday, March 2, 2000, in the Health Center at 3030 Park Avenue, Bridgeport. Born in Bridgeport, Mrs. Polson was a Bridgeport resident for 40 years, a Madison resident for 44 years, returning to Bridgeport in 1991. She was a graduate of the Froebel Kindergarten Training School, the Danbury State Normal School, and received her B.S. degree from Columbia Teachers College. She obtained her fifth-year certificate from Southern Connecticut State University. Over her career, she taught in Washington, Conn., Westbrook, Conn., spent 17 years in the Bridgeport schools, and 20 years in the Madison schools. She was a member of several professional societies including Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Connecticut State Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Madison. She was the wife of the late Walter C. Polson, also an educator. Survivors include a brother-in-law, John T. Germaine of Bridgeport; a niece, Betsy Parker; and three nephews, Donald Barratt, Louis Chase, and John Germaine. Graveside funeral services will take place on Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at 1 p.m. in West Cemetery, Madison. The Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield is in charge of arrangements.
POPOWSKI Joseph S.
went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 8, 2000, when he entered into rest with his loving family by his side, in his home, in Southwest Florida. He was the beloved husband of 58 years to Mary Olesik Popowski, and loving father to Jo-Ann Hershberger and her husband, Dick, of Norfolk, Va., Joyce Norman and her husband, H. Theodore, of Madison, Conn., Joseph S. Popowski Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Shelton, and Jeanette Kelley and her husband, Kevin, of Stratford. Joe, known as "Pop", was born September 7, 1915, in Ansonia. He attended Ansonia High School. Mr. Popowski, who was a resident of Bridgeport for 33 years, retired from Carpenter Steel and moved to southwest Florida in 1979. A World War II Army veteran, he served in the Western Pacific with the 664th Glider Airborne Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion. He was an avid gardener, craftsman and inventor. Mr. Popowski was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Amelia Kashuba Popowski, his sisters, Eleanor Drozdowski, Estelle Konner, and his brothers, Walter, Charles and Henry. He leaves behind his caring sister, Helen Nagy of the Huntington section of Shelton; grandchildren, Karen Church and her husband, Jim, of Monterey, Calif., Ensign Matthew D. Kessler, USN, of San Diego, Lara Norman-Gohn and her husband, Jeffrey, of Old Lyme, Christian Norman of Madison, Kerstyn Norman and her fiancee, Michael, of Guilford, Jill, Erin, and Megan of Stratford; great-grandchildren, Christina and Alexandria Norman-Gohn of Old Lyme; and a host of nieces and nephews. His funeral will leave the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, on Tuesday, March 14, at 8:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church, Ansonia, at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, Derby, with full military honors. Friends may call Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. The "Silver Fox" was truly loved. We will miss you Dad.
PORCO Carmina (Carmela) Provenzano, age 79, of Bridgeport, a retired seamstress, died on Thursday, March 23, 2000, at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport. Mrs. Porco was the daughter of the late Frank and Maria Bruno Provenzano, and the widow of Salvatore Porco. Born in Halewood, Pa., she moved to Italy at age 2 and emigrated to Canada in 1953, before returning to the United States in 1955. Survivors include two sons, Beniamino Porco of Bridgeport, and Mercurio (Michael) Porco and his wife, Silvia, of the Sandy Hook section of Newtown; and a daughter, Maria Marini of Easton. She was the beloved "nonni" of four grandchildren, Michael Porco, Tina Porco, Frank Marini, and Victoria Marini. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2000, at 9 a.m. from the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, and at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Bridgeport, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call TODAY from 4 to 8 p.m
PTAK Anne N., age 77, of 70 North Benham Road, Seymour, entered into rest on Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in Shelton Lakes Health Care Center. She was the devoted wife of the late Anthony W. Ptak. She was born in Willimantic on March 7, 1923, daughter of the late Peter and Anna Kolbekie Nasinka, and was a resident of Seymour since 1961. She was the beloved mother of Jeanne L. Marino of Oxford, and Kenneth J. Ptak of West Palm Beach; sister of Michael Nasinka of Seymour and Marian Truciwicz of Titusville, Fla. She is also survived by six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, in St. Mary‚s Church. Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery. The Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 253 Elizabeth Street, Derby, was entrusted with the arrangements.
RAFFERTY Henry L. Rafferty, age 59, of Stratford, beloved husband of May Barclay Rafferty, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Caldercruix, Scotland, he had resided in Stratford for 37 years. Mr. Rafferty was employed at Ross & Roberts. He was an avid soccer fan. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Margaret Rafferty, of Scotland; his beloved daughter, Karin Birch and her husband, William, of Ansonia; one brother, James Rafferty of Bridgeport; two sisters, Mary Gorman of Stratford, and Anne Gillespie of Stratford; one grandson, Eain Ryan Birch; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, James Rafferty, and his grandson, Brandon Allen Birch. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at 9:30 a.m. in the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford, with the Rev. John Clarke officiating. Interment will be private. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Henry1s memory be made to a charity of one1s choice.
RAMOS Peter J.  
age 72, of Riverside Drive, Chester, Md., formerly of Milford, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, in Corsica Hills Nursing Center, Centerville, Md., after a long illness. He was the husband of Lydia Marie Ramos. He was born November 4, 1927, in Bridgeport, son of the late Joseph Carlos and Emelia J. Freitas Ramos. Mr. Ramos lived most of his life in Milford before moving to Maryland one and a half years ago. He was a self-employed building contractor for 50 years until his retirement in 1992. Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons, Joseph Carlos Ramos of Monroe, and Peter Joseph Ramos Jr. of Southington; five daughters, Emelia Conkling of Stratford, Linda Dunn of Chester, Md., Cynthia Hyman of Stratford, Amber-Lynn Schaeffer of Round Rock, Texas, and Lisa Buonocore of Southington; five brothers, Manuel Ramos of Milford, Edmund Ramos of Milford, James Ramos of Milford, Carlos Ramos of New Bedford, Mass., and Jose P. Ramos of Bridgeport; three sisters, Josepha Embers of Milford, Constancia Senteio of Bridgeport, and Margaret Diaz of New Haven; and 12 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Paul Ramos, a brother, Antonio Ramos, and a sister, Julia Soares. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street on the Green, Milford, with a Mass of Resurrection in St. Ann's Church, Devon, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be sent to The American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450, or The Kidney Foundation, 920 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06107.
REILLY Joseph T.
 Jr., age 75, of Westport, husband of the late Marion Kermode Reilly, died Sunday evening, March 12, 2000, in St. Vincent1s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Mr. Reilly was born in Bridgeport, son of the late Joseph T. and Margaret Tolster Reilly Sr., and had been a resident of Westport for the past 37 years. He was the retired vice president of sales for Olivetti Corp. Mr. Reilly was a graduate of Bryant College, and a very active member of both CLASP Homes and the Fairfield Senior Golf Club. He was also a former assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop #39. During World War II, Mr. Reilly was a U.S. Marine Corps staff sergeant serving with Marine Squadron VMF 211 in the South Pacific. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Reilly was predeceased by one sister, Mary Maresca, and one brother, Richard Reilly. Survivors include six sons, Jeffrey T. Reilly of Shrub Oak, N.Y., Brian J. Reilly of Trumbull, David F. Reilly of Maple Grove, Minn., Paul T. Reilly of Stratford, William J. Reilly of Marshfield, Mass., and Neal F. Reilly of Wilton; one daughter, Nancy R. Borchetta of Greenwich; three brothers, Edward Reilly of Ocala, Fla., Victor Reilly of Southbury, and James Reilly of Montclair, N.J.; two sisters, Lillian Marchant of Irvington, Va., and Dorothy Dwyer of Bridgeport; 12 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in Saint Luke1s Church, 84 Long Lots Road, Westport. Interment will follow in Assumption Cemetery, Greens Farms. Friends may call at the Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East, Westport, Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to CLASP Homes Inc., 246 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880.
RELIDZINSKI Sophie Zychla  
age 76, formerly of Bridgeport, devoted wife of the late Felix Relidzinski, died Friday, March 10, 2000, in St. Raphaelgs Hospital. Born in Poland, she was a resident of Bridgeport since 1952, having left Bridgeport four months ago to live with her son, Jack, of Hamden. A veteran of World War II, she served as an administrative assistant in London, England, attached to the Polish war effort. Sophie was a retired seamstress for the Levine Coat factory. Survivors include her beloved son, Jack and his wife, Rita Relidzinski of Hamden; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sisters, all of Poland. Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home, and in St. Andrewgs Church at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in Long Hill Burial Grounds. Calling hours on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main Street, Bridgeport (on the Trumbull line).
RENZULLI Palma, age 90, of Bridgeport, died Friday, March 17, 2000, in St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Everett, Mass., Ms. Renzulli resided most of her life in Queens before moving to Bridgeport in 1985. She was a retired telephone operator for the state of New York. She is survived by her brother, Louis Renzulli, of Everett; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Renzulli of Revere, Mass., and Bette Renzulli of Southport; three nephews, William Renzulli of Cambridge, Mass., Michael Jolly of Miami, and Sal Renzulli of Revere; two nieces, Carol Giovanni of Melrose, Mass., and Karla Strickland of Southport. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Lesko Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. Friends may greet her family on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Vincent's Medical Center, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606.
REYES Joshua Gabriel died on Sunday, March 19, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. God called His littlest angel into heaven. Joshua Gabriel Reyes, was a newborn son of Lisa Marie Zargo and Jorge Reyes of Bridgeport. A Mass of the Angels will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2000, in St. Patrick s Church, North Avenue, Bridgeport. Memorial contributions may be made in care of the funeral director, Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604.
RODIA Josephine C. Rodia, age 85, of Bridgeport, a homemaker, died on Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Harrison, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Salvatore and Michelina Torreso. Mrs. Rodia was a lifelong Bridgeport resident, and enjoyed working at Frisbee Pie Co. during her youth. Survivors include her beloved husband of 63 years, Neil L. Rodia; a son, John and Fay Rodia of the Huntington section of Shelton; a daughter, Madeline and Bart Archibald of Stratford; a sister, Florence Klembara of Stratford; six grandchildren, Michael A. Archibald and his wife, Pamela, Denise J. Goddard and her husband, Christopher, Madeline R. Archibald and her fiance, Gregory Alfonso, Robin P. Casl and her husband, Brian, John Anthony Rodia and his wife, Gale, and Amy Elizabeth Rodia; five great-grandchildren, Samantha, Nicole, Gillian, Sloane and Cole; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Samuel, Salvatore and Michael Torreso; and two sisters, Mary Lesko and Eleanor Michaels. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2000, at 9 a.m. from the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, and at 10 a.m. in St. Ambrose Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
SABOL Irene
Sander Sabol, age 88, of Bridgeport, died peacefully on Saturday, March 4, 2000, in the Carolton Convalescent Hospital in Fairfield. Born in Bridgeport, Irene was a lifelong city resident. She is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Alexander Sabol of Bridgeport; her devoted son, Kenneth Sabol and his wife, Elizabeth, of Pomona, N.Y.; two brothers, Charles Sander of Fairfield, and John Sander of New Hampshire; a sister, Margaret Deaky of Fairfield; a granddaughter, Jacklyn Sabol; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Frank Polke & Son Funeral Home, 1546 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, with the Rev. Betsy Reed officiating. Burial to follow in Mt. Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 3 to 7 p.m.
SANDERS Norman
, age 66, of North Prospect Street, Ansonia, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at home. He was born in Ansonia, the son of the late Harvey Sanders and Ethel Marshall on August 16, 1933. He was the a lifelong Ansonia resident and the husband of Ann Clemmons. Mr. Sanders was employed by the state Department of Transportation as a truck driver, retiring in 1981. He attended Star of Bethlehem Church in Ansonia and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by a son, Solomon Sanders of Youngstown, Ohio; four daughters, Jacqueline Hines of Baltimore, Norma Beamon, Carolyn Sanders and Charlene Johnson, all of New Haven; one brother, Calvin Sanders of Ansonia; three sisters, Delores Freeman and Ethel Mills, both of Ansonia, and Marion Robinson of South Windsor, Conn. He was predeceased by one son, Ronald Smith; two brothers, Harvey Sanders Jr., and Freddie Sanders; and one sister, Eleanor Thomas. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Star of Bethlehem Church, Ansonia. Calling hours will be Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church, before the funeral. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Star of Bethlehem Church, Ansonia, through the funeral director. The Jenkins-King Funeral Home, 12 Franklin Street, Ansonia, is entrusted with arrangements.
SANTAKO Donald E., age 72, beloved husband of Marlene J. Walters Santako, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport. He was born in Bridgeport to the late Sylvester A. and Marian A. Miller Santako in 1927. He was a graduate of Read and Central High School in Bridgeport, and Bullard Havens Technical School. From early on he enjoyed working on cars in his spare time and had a special talent for diagnosing car problems. He only needed to know the symptoms and the problem would be solved. He found a solution to any situation presented to him. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Infantry 8th Regiment 4th Division, and trained at Fort Benning, Ga., after which he served in Germany and five years in the U.S. Army Reserves. In 1954 he joined the Trumbull Police Department as the eighth member of the department. He served under all four police chiefs during his 37 years on the job, retiring as a sergeant. In 1967 during the Vietnam War, he joined the USAFNG at White Plains, N.Y., the 105th TASGP. In addition to his wife, he leaves his sisters, Natalie Onorato and her husband, Frank, and Marian Wuenneman and her husband, Otto; his brother, Roger E. Santako; and many life time friends, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was a good and kind and always generous man. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him - most especially Big Joe. Friends are invited to gather Saturday at 9:15 a.m. at the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull, for a procession to Gate of Heaven Cemetery for graveside services with full military honors at 10 a.m. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in his memory to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 100 Veterans Boulevard, Stratford, CT 06615.
SAPAK Jennie, age 74, of 71 Franklin Avenue, entered into rest on Saturday, March 18, 2000, at the Griffin Hospital, Derby. She was the beloved wife of the late Julius Sapak. She was born in Bridgeport on December 11, 1925, daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine Koesis Sabo and was a Derby resident for 21 years coming from Bridgeport. Mrs. Sapak retired from Bryant Electrical and was a member of the United Church of Christas Ladies Guild. She was the loving mother of Susan Hemmock and her husband, Frank, of Derby, and Thomas J. Sapak and his wife, Jill, of Monroe; sister of Gus Sabo of Tucson, Ariz.; loving grandmother of Jennie and Frank Hemmock, Gina and Lisa Livia, Thomas and Shane Sapak, and Jennifer White; great-grandmother of Nikkie; and aunt to several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Sapak was predeceased by a daughter, Katherine Livia and several brothers and sisters. Her funeral will leave the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 253 Elizabeth Street, Derby, on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Christ, Bridgeport. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.
SCHUERER Dorothy H.  age 92, of East Street, Providence, R.I., died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at the Tockwotton Home in Providence. She was the wife of the late LeRoy F. Schuerer. Born in Bridgeport, a daughter of the late William Henry and Charlotte (Mathern) Brown, she had lived in Stratford for most of her life. She also lived in Rumford, R.I. for five years before moving to Providence two and a half years ago. Mrs. Schuerer was an expeditor for Tek Bearing Co. in Bridgeport for 10 years, retiring in 1968. She was a life-member of Azalia Chapter #2, Order of the Eastern Star, Stratford, which was formerly Orient Chapter #1, Order of the Eastern Star, Bridgeport. She is survived by a daughter, Hazen S. Jezierny of Rumford, R.I., a son, Lee S. Brown of New Haven; three grandchildren, Susan C. Jezierny of Brockton, Mass., Steven T. Jezierny of Pawtucket, and Richard D. Jezierny of Boca Raton, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Michael, Sarah and James Jezierny, all of Boca Raton. She was the sister of the late Frank M. Brown, Charlotte Wigglesworth and Minerva Keeling. The funeral and burial will be private. Relatives and friends may call at Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln, R.I., Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory to the Tockwotton Home, 75 East Street, Providence, RI 02903"4499, would be appreciated.
SCHULTZ Elaine Corrine, age 73, of Geissler Drive, Shelton, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2000, at the Bishop Wicke Health Center. She was the beloved widow of Richard Dean Schultz Sr. Mrs. Schultz was born November 17, 1926, in Derby, daughter of the late Clarence H. and Harriet E. Crocker Atwood. She was a Shelton resident since 1961. She retired in 1988 from the Griffin Hospital, Derby, where she was a registered nurse for 29 years. She was a communicant of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Shelton, where she also served on the Altar Guild, and was a member of the ECW. She served as a nurse in the U.S. Navy, and was a veteran of the Korean War. Mrs. Schultz was a graduate of the Waterbury Hospital School of Nursing. She was also an avid gardener. She leaves her loving family including two daughters, Roberta S. Lengyel of Shelton, and Kathleen S. Paul of Simsbury; two sons Richard Dean Schultz Jr. of Shelton, and Eric Hinman Schultz of Westborough, Mass.; two sisters, E. Lucille Atwood of Seymour, and G. Vivian Douillet Reed of Ponce Inlet, Fla. She was the cherished granny of her seven grandchildren, Adam, Becky, Joshua, Cameron, Sarah, Tyler, and Colby. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 25, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 186 Coram Avenue, Shelton. There are no calling hours. Private interment will be in Southford Cemetery, Oxford. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church Street, Seymour. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Organ Fund of the Church of the Good Shepherd, in care of the funeral home.
SCOTT Ludie Scott, age 102, of Bridgeport, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at the Bridgeport Health Care Center. Arrangements will be announced later by Morton's Mortuary, Inc., 25 Margaret E. Morton Lane, Bridgeport.
SEYMOUR Ruth
Seymour, age 80, of 217 Westfield Avenue, Ansonia, devoted and beloved wife of 50 years to David Seymour, entered into rest Friday, March 3, 2000, in the Bishop Wicke Rehabilitation Center in Shelton after a long illness. She was born in Shelton on September 4, 1919, the daughter of the late Harold and Arline Kilbourne Webster, and was a resident of Ansonia for years. She was a secretary at the Anaconda American Brass Co. for more than 50 years before her retirement, and was a longtime member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was the sister of Virginia Glazier of East Haven, and the sister-in-law of Ida-Read Reynolds of Trumbull. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Her funeral service has been entrusted to the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, and will be Monday at 12:30 p.m. with the Rev. Esther Chuboff, interim pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Shelton, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 11:30 a.m. to time of service. At the request of the family, contributions may be made to the Bishop Wicke Rehabilitation Center, Shelton, CT 06484.
SHELDON Clyde "Shelly"  
age 75, of Stratford, beloved husband of Gloria Fuerbringer Sheldon, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. He was born December 14, 1924, in Walden, N.Y., son of the late Clyde Bernard Sheldon and Mildred Van Keuren, and had lived in Stratford since 1947. He was retired from Avco where he had been employed for 37 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, one son, Richard L. Sheldon and his wife, Bunny, of Stratford; and two daughters, Linda Capristo and her husband, John, of New Hampshire, and Ann Sheldon of Stamford; eight grandchildren, Kim and Travis Wigglesworth, Jennifer, Jessica and Colin Sheldon, Tina Shine and her husband, Dave, and Christopher and Casey Curtiss; three great-grandchildren, Sheldon, Zoe and Aaron and his pal, "Sparky." Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford. Interment will be private. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Shelly's memory be made to The American Cancer Society, Memorial Program, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.
SHELTON Sarah, age 101, of Bridgeport, beloved wife of the late Roger Shelton, died March 20, 2000, in St. Vincent's Medical Center. Born in Augusta, Ga., on December 25, 1898, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Emma Foster. Mrs. Shelton was a homemaker and a Bridgeport resident for 30 years, previously of Norwalk and Columbus, Ohio. She is survived by her devoted children, Roger Shelton and Rebecca Gilreath, both of Bridgeport; a sister, Lizzie Smith of Chicago; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m.in the First Baptist Church of Stratford, 1301 Stratford Avenue. Interment will be in Mt. Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. The Spadaccino Funeral Home, 499 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, is in charge of arrangements.
SIMEK Louis J. Simek, age 83, of Trumbull, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in his home. Mr. Simek was born in Bridgeport and was an area resident all his life. He was a retired master mechanic for Associated Transport. He was a World War II Army veteran of the South Pacific. He was a former member of the Trumbull Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include two brothers, John V. Simek of Monroe, and Joseph L. Simek of Trumbull; five sisters, Elizabeth Nied and Lillian Brozka, both of Bridgeport, Frances Wall of Shelton, and Rosalie and Loretta Simek, both of Bridgeport; and several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services took place in the Cyril F. Mullins Trumbull Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Road. Interment was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
SLAUGHTER Sarah G.
, age 89, formerly of Teaneck, N.J., died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in Trumbull. She was born in Pickens County, S.C., to the late Edward Brown and the former Mary Patterson, on May 20, 1910. Sarah served in the Womenas Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943, and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Until her relocation to Trumbull in November 1999, she remained a loyal member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Englewood, N.J. She belonged to the Helping Hand Club and the Over 50 Club. She was the widow of Harold E. Slaughter. Survivors include a special nephew, William A. Brown Jr. and his wife, Eloise, and children, Chelsea and Chelyn Brown, and Cherice Harris; nieces, Carolyn Davis and her husband, Frank, and Delores Lawhorn and her husband, Donald; nephew Robert Lang; sister-in-law, Hazel Brown; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of very special friends. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 216 Fourth Street, Englewood, N.J., with the Rev. W.H. Hargrove officiating. Interment in George Washington Memorial Park. Friends may call Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. Arrangements by Mortonas Mortuary, 25 Margaret E. Morton Lane, Bridgeport, CT.
SLIVA Veronica (Vera) Ryan, age 83, of Trumbull, a retiree of Warner Lambert, died on Friday, March 24, 2000, at Cambridge Manor. Born in Bridgeport, Mrs. Sliva was a graduate of Harding High School and was a Trumbull resident for 45 years. She was a member of the Ladies Guild of St. Catherine of Siena Church, Trumbull. Survivors include her beloved husband of 58 years, Stanley Sliva; three daughters, Maureen Brooks and her husband, Raymond, of Trumbull, Nanci Kurtz of Monroe, and Barbara Peterson of Sun City Center, Fla.; a brother, Daniel E. Ryan of Bridgeport; a sister, Margaret Canning of West Hartford; five grandchildren, Lori Sheehan and her husband, Matt, of Mansfield, Mass., William Kurtz of Vienna, Va., Scott Kurtz of Hoboken, N.J., Ryan Peterson of Jackson, N.J., and Kevin Peterson also of Jackson; and two great-grandchildren, Thomas and Megan Sheehan of Mansfield. She was predeceased by a sister, Jane Skovira, and a grandson, Marc R. Peterson. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at 9 a.m. from the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, and at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to Project Hope of Catherine of Siena Church through the funeral director. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.
SOBOLEWSKI Dr. Chester A. Sobolewski, age 81, of Trumbull, beloved husband of the late Florence Federowicz Sobolewski, died Thursday, March 9, 2000. Survivors include his devoted daughter, Sharon L. Cronk and grandson, Todd Cronk of Trumbull; a son, Robert B. Sobolewski of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main Street, Bridgeport (on the Trumbull line).

SOBOLEWSKI Dr. Chester A. Sobolewski, age 81, of Trumbull, beloved husband of the late Florence Federowicz Sobolewski, died Thursday, March 9, 2000. Born in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late Albert and Stella Sobolewski. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Navy and received a Purple Heart during distinguished valor in a naval battle. A reading consultant with the Bridgeport and Fairfield public schools, he had a long and illustrious career in education, serving as a teacher, principal, and consultant in several area school systems, earning two bachelorgs degrees, one from Columbia University and from Marietta College, two mastergs degrees, one from Columbia and one from the University of Bridgeport. Also three professional diplomas, one from Columbia, Adelphi College, and Bishop University and a Ph.d. degree from Frei University in Germany. He was a familiar sports figure in the area having played a variety of sports at the high school and college level. He had coached at Columbia University, Bishop University, Bridgeport University Adelphi College, and also in the U.S. Army in Germany. He was voted into Harding High Schoolgs "Hall of Fame" and Bridgeport Old Timers. Chet was elected district governor of District 23A at the 68th Lions State Convention in May 21, 1989, A member of the Trumbull Lions Club, and served as its charter president when it was formed in 1986. A "man of action", Chet had a distinguished background of Lions service having held or received active and honorary acknowledgments for the 100% Presidents Award, Leo and Lioness Cabinet chairman, Lions Day chairman, membership extension vice chairman, zone chairman (2 terms), CLERF Golf Tournament committee, International Presidentgs Certificates. He received the Melvin Jones Fellowship, the highest honor bestowed on a Lion, presented by Cabinet 23A in 1989, and also received the award as a "Knight of the Blind", the highest award given to a Connecticut member of the Lions Club. He was instrumental and helped find the Stamford-Springdale Lions Club, and was their guiding light, and had presented numerous awards and achievements from the Springdale Lions. He was also a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon L. Cronk and grandson, Todd Cronk, both of Trumbull; a son, Robert B. Sobolewski of Florida; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to go directly to Christ the King Church in Trumbull on Monday at 10 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial in St. Michael's Cemetery. Calling hours on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main Street, Bridgeport (on the Trumbull line).


SOLHEM Norman B. Solhem, age 84, of Stratford, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. He was born in Waterbury to the late Nicholas and Mitalda (Bishop) Solhem, and had been a Stratford resident for the past 45 years. Mr. Solhem was retired from Hawley Hardware, where he was the head of internal operations. He was a member of the Valley Yacht Club, where he was commodore from 1981 to 1983, and was also a member of the "Big Six" bowling league at Barnum Duck Pin Lanes. Survivors include his loving children, sons, Roger Solhem, Arthur Solhem, and Ralph Solhem and his wife, Ellen, all of Stratford; a daughter, Linda Lemke and her husband, Sam, of Stratford; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford, with Pastor John Clark officiating. Interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery, Shelton. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.
SOMBATI Jane
(Wargo)  age 90, passed away in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday, March 14, 2000, with her family by her side. Mrs. Sombati was born March 28, 1909, in Bridgeport where she resided until moving to Orlando several years ago. She was active in the local real estate market as an agent for W.W. Gorbach and John Link for many years. She was a devoted member of the First United Church of Christ and was very active in the Women„s Guild where she produced several Hungarian recipe cookbooks for the church„s fundraising activities and was a force behind the success of the early annual Hungarian Festivals. Survivors include a son, John S. Sombati of Trumbull; a daughter, Julie Marcoux of Orlando; her sister Irene Wargo of Orlando; a niece, Helen Zartolas of Hollywood, Fla.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was predeceased by only four months by her husband, John. She was also predeceased by a daughter, Jane Del Re; and a sister, Helen Laszlo. Services will be private in Orlando with burial in Woodland Memorial Park. The family requests contributions in honor of Mrs. Sombati be made to the First United Church of Christ, 717 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605.

SOMOYA Josephine Marie Csellar, age 91, of Fairfield, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, in 3030 Park. Mrs. Somoya was born in Bridgeport and was a lifelong area resident. She was the widow of John Somoya. Survivors include her two sons, Richard Somoya of Jefferson, Maine, and John Somoya of Hot Springs, Nev.; three daughters, Geraldine Casterlin of San Antonio, Texas, Barbara Wyllie of San Antonio, and Mary Schlaline of Fairfield; three sisters, Matilda Valis of Trumbull, Elizabeth Jones of Bridgeport, and Dorothy Gabriele of Stratford; nine grandchildren, Lawrence Wyllie, Kenneth Wyllie, Vicki Somoya, Michael Somoya, Jeffrey Somoya, Teri Renee Somoya, David Somoya, Kimberly Norwich, and Mark Schlaline; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Interment in St. Michael‚s Cemetery, Stratford. The Cyril F. Mullins Trumbull Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Road, is handling the arrangements. At the request of the family, calling hours have been omitted.


SPRINGER John A. (Hoppy)  Sr., age 65, of Fairfield, died suddenly on Friday, March 10, 2000, in St. Vincent s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Bridgeport, Mr. Springer was a Fairfield resident for many years. He had retired from the Remington Products Co. Hoppy enjoyed driving his trucks as well as being with, and talking to, his friends on the CB radio. In addition to Jean, his beloved wife of 45 years, Mr. Springer is survived by two sons, John A. Springer Jr. and his wife, Michelle, and Dale Springer, all of Fairfield; three daughters, Sharon and her husband, Mark Sanogueira of Fairfield, Valerie and her husband, Robert Lawrence, and Dorothy Myers and her husband, Robert, all of Bridgeport; a brother, William Springer; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his infant daughter, Diane, and his brother, Miles Springer. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Frank Polke & Son Funeral Home, 1546 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport. Burial to follow in Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.
STILSON Minott A. O.
, age 89, of 3030 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, formerly of Fairfield, the retired president of Stilson Associates, Inc., Realtors, died Sunday, February 20, 2000. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of 3030 Park Avenue, Bridgeport. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, 180 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. The Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield, is in charge of arrangements.
STISCIA Lillian Bookman, age 83, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, March 22, 2000, in Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Manhattan, she was the widow of Gerardo Stiscia. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday, March 24, 2000, at 9 a.m. in the Abriola & Kelemen Funeral Home, 2160 Main Street, Bridgeport, with the Rev. Graziano Artuso, officiating. Interment in St. Michael s Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 8 a.m. until time of service.
SZEWCZYK Anthony P., age 76, of Rocky Hill, died on Sunday, March 19, 2000. Born in Shelton, he lived most of his life in the Shelton and Derby areas. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving during Pearl Harbor. He worked with the Civil Conservation Corps prior to World War II. His interests were his love for art and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Estelle; a son, Anthony Szewczyk; and daughter, Delphine Krezel, all of Derby; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Walter, and two sisters, Jean Timko and Helena Szewczyk. Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Catholic Chapel of the Rocky Hill Veterans Home. Burial in Col. Gates Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Providing care to the Szewczyk family is The Brooklawn Funeral Home, 511 Brook Street, Rocky Hill.
TADDUNI Mrs. Rosa, age 76, of Bridgeport, died on Thursday, March 23, 2000, in her residence. Born in Graniti, Messina, Sicily, she was a daughter of the late Giuseppe and Santa Siligato LoMonte and came to this country in 1961. Mrs. Tadduni was a longtime member of San Sebastian Society of St. Raphael and loved listening to Bible readings. She was predeceased by her first husband, Antonino Gulotta, and her second husband, Frank Tadduni. Survivors include a son, Anthony Tadduni and his wife, Debbie, of Monroe; four daughters, Katina Ventresca and her husband, Frank, of Bridgeport, Vicky Masiak and her husband, John, of Monroe, Betty Mezzo and her husband, Louis, of Stratford, and Alfia Pimpinella of Bridgeport; her grandchildren, Frank and Irene Ventresca, Anthony Ventresca, Claudia Ventresca, Paul Molnar, Angela Tadduni, Anthony Tadduni Jr., Chrissy Tadduni, John Mezzo, Michael Mezzo, Luanne Mezzo, Suzanne Pimpinella, Philip Pimpinella and Joseph Pimpinella; her great-grandchild, Nathaniel; two brothers, Pilippo and Orlano LoMonte, both of Graniti, Sicily; two sisters, Anna Postorino of Messina, Sicily, and Domenica LaIanca of Graniti; and several nieces and nephews and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, both in the United States and in Sicily. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Funeral services will take place on Monday, March 27, 2000, at 9:30 a.m. from the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, and at 10:30 a.m. in St. Raphael‚s Church, Bridgeport, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment in Mt. Grove Mausoleum, Bridgeport. Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m.
THOMPSON Gloria Scinto, age 63, of Peck Lane, Orange, beloved wife of Hubert F. Thompson, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in Lord Chamberlain Nursing Facility, Stratford. Daughter of Fannie Lepone Scinto of Bridgeport, and the late John Scinto, she was born in Bridgeport on January 22, 1937. She was a resident of Milford for 20 years before moving to Orange. Mrs. Thompson was a payroll officer in the payroll department at Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, for 20 years until retiring in 1997. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by two sons, David Thompson of Old Lyme, and Glenn Thompson of West Haven; two daughters, Ruth Brown of Los Angeles, and Joyce Beutel of Milford; a brother, Ralph Scinto of the Huntington section of Shelton; two sisters, Ruth Giannettino of Huntington, and Ann Scinto of Bridgeport; seven grandchildren, Deborah, Michael, Andrew, and April Beutel, Matthew and Nicole Thompson, and Jessica May. She was predeceased by a brother, Leonard Scinto. Services will take place Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, on the green, Milford, with a Mass of the Resurrection at 9 a.m. in St. Mary s Church, Milford. Interment to follow. Friends may call Saturday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
THOMPSON Kenneth E., age 78, of Trumbull, died Monday, March 27, 2000, after a short illness at Bridgeport Hospital. Mr. Thompson was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on July 9, 1921 to the late Kenneth E. Thompson, Sr. and Agnes Zehender Thompson. He graduated valedictorian from Central Catholic High School in 1939. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 and was stationed in India. In 1948, he married the former Elizabeth Skevington. In 1950, he graduated from Indiana University with an MS in chemistry. He joined the E.I. Dupont Co. from which he retired in 1984, holding two patents. He was a member of St. Theresa Parish for 30 years. Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Betty; three sons, William of Bradford, N.H., Kenneth of Manhattan and Eric of Washington, D.C. and five grandsons, as well as a brother, Russell of Lakes of Melbourne, Fla. and and sister, Judy of Lantana, Fla. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Theresa Church, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull. Those who so desire may make contributions in his memory to St. Theresaas School Scholarship Fund.
THOMSON Llewellyn (Louie) , age 77, of Viscount Drive, Milford, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Connecticut Hospice. Mr. Thomson was born in Pittsfield, Mass., on August 29, 1922, to the late James and Lillian Akroyd Thomson, and was a Milford resident for 50 years. He was retired from the City of Milford Highway Department, where he was employed for 43 years. Mr. Thomson was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include three brothers, John, George and Charles Thomson, all of Massachusetts; three sisters, Dorothea Kirchner, Alice Sabato and Geraldine Fallon, all of Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Thomson was predeceased by brothers James and William Thomson, and by a sister, Lillian Rawling. Funeral services and interment will be private. The Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
TIDMARSH Hazel L. age 84, of 17 Hotchkiss Terrace Drive, Ansonia, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Connecticut Hospice of Branford. She is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Arthur F. Tidmarsh. She was born on November 5, 1915, in Ansonia, daughter of the late Albert C. Lewis and Ruth Blake Lewis. She was a lifelong Ansonia resident and an industrial nurse for the former American Brass Co. for 20 years, retiring in 1977. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ansonia, a member of the Churchs Couples Club and United Methodist Women; a 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star Queen Esther Chapter, Shelton; a graduate of Waterbury School of Nursing, a member of Doyle Senior Center of Ansonia, a member of Derby Senior Center, and a member of the Derby Historical Society. In addition to her beloved husband, Arthur, survivors include one daughter, Nancy A. Tidmarsh of Ansonia; several cousins; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Services will be held on Wednesday 11 a.m. from the First United Methodist Church, Ansonia. The Jenkins-King Funeral Home, 12 Franklin Street, Ansonia, is entrusted with arrangements. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, or First United Methodist Church, Ansonia through the funeral director.
TOMLINSON Myrtle E., age 94, died on Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in Sentry Hill Nursing Home, York Harbor, Maine. Mrs. Tomlinson was born in Bridgeport on August 30, 1905, daughter of the late George and Charlotte Eck. She was the widow of W. Bruce Tomlinson, founder of WB Tomlinson Co., a building specialties firm. Mrs. Tomlinson lived in Monroe for 40 years before moving to Florida in 1981. She was a member of the Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary Board of Directors, president of Bridgeport Visiting Nurse Association, and an instructor in the art department of Westfield University, Westfield, Mass. Mrs. Tomlinson was known throughout the Northeast for her hooked rug exhibitions. Mrs. Tomlinson is survived by her brothers, Charles Eck of Port Charlotte, Fla., and George Eck of Annapolis, Md.; granddaughters, Susan Kimball-Boutin of Kittery Point, Maine, and Nancy Anne Kimball-George of Englewood, Fla.; grandsons James Bruce Kimball of Greenwich, and Daniel T. Carroll of Rotonda, Fla.; and great grandchildren, Aaron Lattin, Stephanie Staidle, Jamie, Christopher and Nathan Kimball, and Daniel and Baley Carroll. Services will be held at the Monroe Cemetery, Shelton Road, Route 110, Shelton, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2000. The Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield, is in charge of arrangements.
VANDER MAY Michael G., age 53, of Fairfield, director of NAFTA Materials Integration and Raw Materials, US Materials Sourcing for the Colgate-Palmolive Co., died on Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in Norwalk Hospital. Born in Paterson, N.J., Mr. Vander May had been a Fairfield resident from 1977 to 1982, then resided in Mexico and Kansas until returning to Fairfield in 1996. He was a 30 year employee at Colgate-Palmolive. Survivors include his beloved wife, Martha Haines Vander May of Fairfield; and his two loving children, Brian E. Vander May and his fiancé, Heather Grover of Watertown, Mass., and Susan H. Vander May of Boston. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 24, 2000, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. A memorial service will immediately follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Loon Preservation Committee, P.O. Box 604, Mouttonboro, NH 03254.
VAQUERO Eudosio, age 73, of Bridgeport, died Monday, March 13, 2000, in St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Cuba, he was a Bridgeport resident for 31 years. He was a retired employee of General Electric and later worked for Budget Rental for more than 10 years. He was a loving father and grandfather. Survivors include a son, Ed Vaquero and his wife, Leslie, of Bridgeport; a daughter, Evelyn DiCicco and her husband, Alan, of Stratford; four granddaughters; five brothers; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass on Saturday, March 18, 2000, in St. Patrickas Church lower level, North Avenue, Bridgeport. Cremation was private. The William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main Street, Stratford was in care of arrangements.
VARGA Jeno, age 31, of Fairchild Avenue, Fairfield, entered into rest on Sunday, March 26, 2000, in Hartford Hospital, suddenly. He was the devoted husband of Orsolya Balogh Varga. Mr. Varga was born in Mor, Hungary, on October 14, 1968, beloved son of Jeno and Emilia Vago Varga of Shelton, and had been a resident of Fairfield for four years. He was a toolmaker for Precision Resources in Shelton for five years, and was a member of the St. John‚s Fidelity Masonic lodge #3 in Fairfield. He was the brother of Zoltan Varga and his wife, Wendy, of Bridgeport, and Emilia Varga of Shelton. He was the brother-in-law of Oscar Balogh and his wife, Zita; loving uncle to Abigel Balogh and Alyssa Seno; and is also survived by both of his grandmothers and a grandfather, all of Hungary. His funeral service will be held in the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, (Rt 110) Shelton, on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with the Rev. Bela Poznan, Pastor of The Calvin United Church of Christ, Fairfield, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Shelton. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. At the request of the family, memorial contributions may be made to the St. John‚s Fidelity Lodge #3131, Beach Road, Fairfield, CT.
VIGE Mary Herman, age 85, devoted wife of the late Joseph F. Vige, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, in the Glendale Center in Naugatuck. Born in Bridgeport, Mrs. Vige was a longtime resident of Fairfield before moving to Naugatuck two years ago. She was a retired employee of Casco. A loving, caring mother and grandmother, she will be sadly missed by her family. She is survived by her son, Joseph P. Vige and his wife, Sandra, of Naugatuck; three grandsons, Joseph G. Vige of Beacon Falls, Robert DiZinno of Waterbury, and Steven DiZinno of Oakville; two granddaughters, Joy Morrisson of Ridgefield, and Dianna DiZinno of Waterbury; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Lesko Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center, and at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church, in Fairfield. Burial will follow in Lawncroft Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday from 9:45 a.m. until time of service. Donations can be made to St. Vincent's Medical Center, Swim Across the Sound, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606.
VISINSKI Joseph   age 64, of Shelton, founder of JV Precision Machine Co. in Stratford, a family-operated business, died on Thursday, March 2, 2000, in his residence. Born in Slovenia, he was a son of the late Mihael and Marija Merc Visinski. Mr. Visinski formerly resided in Trumbull for 24 years before moving to Shelton one year ago. He was a communicant of Holy Cross Church, where he organized church events and was an active member of the parish council. He was a generous man who always assisted with a helping hand. Survivors include his beloved wife, Marija Stelcer Visinski; two sons, Josef Visinski and his wife, Helen, of Trumbull, and Andrew Visinski and his wife, Jill, of Shelton; a daughter, Rozalyn Visinski of Shelton; a brother, Andru Visinski of Canada; three sisters, Julka Brbot, Zalka Iglic, and Ana Kozel, all of Slovenia; and four grandchildren, Josef Karl, Simona Ana, Alexandria, and Mikaela. He is also survived locally by two nephews, Andrej Kozel, and Marijan Stelcer; as well as several additonal nieces and nephews. Funeral services will take place on Monday, March 6, 2000, at 10 a.m. from the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, and at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, 750 Tahmore Drive, Fairfield, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.
WAGNER Martha Sablofski  
age 85, of Stratford, died on Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Connecticut Hospice, Branford. Born in Bridgeport, she was a resident of Stratford all of her life. Mrs. Wagner was a retired assembler for General Electric Co. with 32 years of service, and was the widow of Carl Wagner. Survivors include two sisters, Emma Bollier, and Edith Schaberg, both of Stratford; a brother, Leo Sablofski of Monroeville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford, with the Rev. Birgitt Ivarson officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may call on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. Those desiring, may make donations in her memory to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1475 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610, or Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford, CT 06405.
WALL Dr. Robert E., age 62, of Milford, died Friday, March 17, 2000, in Connecticut Hospice, Branford. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Wall received his BA degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his MA and PhD degrees in 17th century colonial history from Yale University. He was vice president of Academic Affairs at Fairfield University from March 1992 until February 1999. Prior to coming to Fairfield University, Dr. Wall was vice-president of Academic Affairs at Gannon University in Erie, Pa., and provost and acting vice president of Academic Affairs at Fairleigh Dickinson University. During the 1980s as provost of Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Dr. Wall was the founder of seven colleges. He was the author of the best selling series of historical novels called the "Canadians". He was also a recognized scholar in the area of 17th century colonial American history and wrote several scholarly books and articles. Survivors include his wife, Regina Wall of Milford and Princeton, N.Y.; his children, Elizabeth A. Wall-OaBrien of Chadds Ford, Pa., Nina Wall-Coté of Chadds Ford, Amy V. Wall-Ulich of Bay Shore, L.I., N.Y., Robert Emmet Christopher Wall of Jersey City, N.J., and Craig D. Wall of Erie; one sister, Barbara Vachris of Greenville, Del.; four grandchildren, Joseph Anthony Coté, Tara Ann Wall-OaBrien, Matthew Robert Coté, and Nicholas Allen Sobczak-Wall; four nieces and a nephew. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola, Fairfield University, with a Mass of the Resurrection. Interment will be private. The family prefers in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford, CT 06405 in his memory. The Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield, is in charge of arrangements.
WATERHOUSE Douglas P., age 89, of Lindsborg, Kan., died suddenly, Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Lindsborg Hospital. Born in Gardner, Mass., he lived in Stratford for most of his life, moving to Lindsborg in 1998. He was a retired sales engineer of General Electric Co. where he became a member of the Quarter Century Club and the Elfun Society. He was a lifetime member of First Congregational Church of Stratford, where he served on the Church Council and with the Board of Trustees. He was a past commander and life member of Housatonic River Power Squadron. A ham radio operator, he was a member of Stratford Amateur Radio Club, and the Greater Bridgeport Amateur Radio Club. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Alderson Waterhouse, and his sister, Sylvia Waterhouse Oberlander. He is survived by two daughters, Carole Rasmusson of Lindsborg, Kan., and Sandra Parkinson and her husband, Gerald, of Lawrence, Kan.; five grandchildren, Cynthia Dunham and her husband, John, Rachel Rasmusson, Matthew Douglas Rassmusson, Erik Rasmusson, and Sarah Parkinson; and three nephews. Cremation was in Lindsborg. There will be no funeral services. A graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery, Stratford, at a date to be announced.
WHITCHER Richard  NcNab age 76, of Monroe, beloved husband of 55 years to Destiny Mengold Whitcher, died on Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Bartlett, N.H., to Earle and Elfreda (MacNab) Whitcher, he was a resident of Monroe for 57 years. He had worked as a plumbing and heating contractor and was the owner of Whitcher Plumbing and Heating. Mr. Whitcher was a member of Monroe Congregational Church, Washington Lodge #19, of which he was past master, the Scottish Rite, Pyramid Temple Shrine, Order of the Eastern Star #103, and the Police Square Club. He enjoyed camping and was past vice president of the Berkshire Travelers. In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by a daughter, Destiny A. Mosher of Newtown; and three sons, Richard Whitcher and his wife, Catherine, of Harrisburg, N.Y., Thomas Whitcher and his wife, Alice, of Newtown, and Harry Whitcher and his wife, Jan, of Monroe, eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Madeline Balogh of San Jose, Calif., and Joanna Trecarten of Bartlett, N.H.; two brothers, Arthur Whitcher of Randolph, Mass., and David Whitcher of St. Johnsbury, Vt.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to greet his family on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Lesko-Miner Funeral Home, 155 Main Street (Rte 25) in Monroe. A Masonic service will be performed at 7 p.m. followed by a 7:30 p.m. prayer service officiated by the Rev. Susan Townsley. Committal shall be private and at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Monroe Congregational Memorial Fund, 34 Church Street, Monroe, CT 06468, or the Masonic Home and Hospital, Masonic Avenue, Wallingford, CT 06492.    
WOLF Sophie, age 90, of Bridgeport, died Monday, March 20, 2000, in her home. Mrs. Wolf was born in Poland, daughter of the late Joseph and Lottie (Mendel) Schmerz, and was a life member of Hadassah. She was predeceased by her husband, Morris Wolf, and by her sisters, Bruna Herzfeld, and Hilda Scharf. She is survived by her son, George Wolf; her daughter, Eleanore Wiess; her brother, Henry Schmerz; her six grandchildren, Adam Wolf, Daniel Wolf, Wendy Berenson, Kathy Berenson, Patricia Berenson and Dana Berenson; her 12 great- grandchildren; two nieces, Elli Levine and Beatrice Feldman; and a nephew, Howard Scharf. Services were held Thursday from the Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home, 88 Beach Road, Fairfield, with interment at Agudas Achim Cemetery in Fairfield. Memorial contributions may be made to United Home Care of Fairfield, Home Hospice Program, 1931 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06430.
WURTH Anna Jaworski, age 83, wife of the late Curtis Wurth, formerly of Milford, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in the Weinberg Campos, Amherst, N.Y. Born in Dunmore, Pa., Mrs. Wurth had lived in Milford for many years. She had retired from the Southern New England Telephone Co. Survivors include her two daughters, Rose Ann Breau of Orchard Park, N.Y., and Mae Cimmino of the Sandy Hook section of Newtown; a sister, Jane Kirkwood of Stratford; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Frank Polke & Son Funeral Home, 1546 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport. Burial to follow in Mountain Grove Cemetery. Friends may call TODAY from 4 to 8 p.m.
ZADRAVECZ Louise Ann Klein  age 67, of Fairfield, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, in St. Vincent 'Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Bridgeport, she was a lifelong Fairfield resident. Mrs Zadravecz was a graduate of St. Vincent s College of Nursing and was employed as a registered nurse by St. Vincent s Hospital for more than 50 years prior to her retirement four years ago. She is survived by her two loving sons, James Zadravecz of Fairfield and John Zadravecz and his wife, Mary, of Stratford; her mother, Elizabeth Klein of Fairfield; one brother, Frederick Klein of Beacon Falls; one sister, Anita Schelmetic of Fairfield and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 43 years, James A. Zadravecz; her father, Fred Klein and a sister, Nancy Stopa. Mrs. Zadravecz was a longtime parishoner of St. Emery s Church. Due to renovations in the church, friends are invited to attend the funeral on Thursday at 9:45 a.m. from the Shaughnessy Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield and at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Assumption Church, Stratfield Road with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in Lawncroft Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in her memory to Swim Across the Sound, Neonatal Dept., St. Vincent's Medical Center, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606.