Concetta Barnes, 48, worked at New Milford Library
Concetta Mary (Stankey) Barnes, 48, of New Milford died Nov. 19 at New Milford Hospital. She was the wife of Michael F. Barnes.
Mrs. Barnes was born June 30, 1954, in Bridgeport, a daughter of the late Paul J. Stankey and Madeline Stankey Roy of Newtown.
She was a graduate of Ridgefield High School and graduated with a degree in accounting from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.
She was a resident of Newtown for 22 years before moving to New Milford three years ago. She was an accountant and worked at New Milford Public Library.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Barnes is survived by a daughter, Alison Flaherty of New Milford; four sisters, Pauline Stankey of Fairfield, Rose Cowell of Southbury, and Madeline Christensen and Mary Stankey of Newtown; a brother, Robert Roy of Fairfield; a granddaughter, Cari Marie Flaherty; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends today (Friday) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hull Funeral Home, 60 Division St., Danbury.
A short prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home and a reception will follow at the First Congregational Church of Bethel. Cremation will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150-1160.
Bella Meirowitz, was mother of New Milford man
Bella Meirowitz, of New York, N.Y., died Nov. 17.
Mrs. Meirowitz is survived by a son, Hank Meirowitz of New Milford; a sister, Sophie Chait of New Jersey; her lifetime companion, Frances Price; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Jewish National Fund, 42 East 69th St., New York, NY 10021.
Christopher Stiber, 27, was graduate of Shepaug
Christopher Michael Stiber, 27, of Virginia Beach, Va., died Nov. 9 in Norfolk, Va. He was the husband of Janine (Nugent) Stiber.
Mr. Stiber was born June 15, 1975, in Derby, son of Patricia Berger of Danbury.
He was a graduate of Shepaug Valley Regional High School, Washington, Class of 1994, where he was an all-star player on both the track and basketball teams for four years.
He attended Keystone College in Pennsylvania and later lived and worked in the New Milford and Danbury area.
Mr. Stiber joined the U.S. Navy in April, 2001, in Virginia Beach. He was a Third Class Petty Officer Engineman, EN3, at the U.S. Navy Port Operations, Little Creek, Va.
Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Gillian, 3Ĺ, and newborn Christiana.
Funeral service will take place today (Friday) at 9:30 a.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford.
Burial with full military honors will follow at the Wooster Cemetery, Danbury.
Chester Dwy, 93, was active in the community
Chester Thomas Dwy, 93, of Summit Drive, New Milford, died Nov. 18 at New Milford Hospital. He was the husband of Dali (Nicola) Couch Dwy of 2101 S. Garfield Ave., Loveland, Colo., and the widower of Lillian (Link) Dwy.
Mr. Dwy was born Oct. 25, 1909, in Gaylordsville, son of Ernest J. and Kate (Grissel) Dwy.
He worked at Elkington Farm in the 1930s. He worked with horses, drove trucks, was a cattle dealer and operated large equipment. He worked for Sega & Sons and retired at age 77.
After his retirement, he occasionally worked for Bethel Sand & Gravel until he was 84.
He served on the New Milford Sewer Commission and the Democratic Town Committee. He was a member of St. Johnís Episcopal Church, St. Peterís Lodge and the Odd Fellows.
Besides his wife, Mr. Dwy is survived by two step-daughters, Nancy McGoldrick of Loveland and Ethel Peet of Waterford, Vt.; a granddaughter, Patricia McMahon of Waterford; two grandsons, Thomas Johnson of Dover Plains, N.Y., and Richard Johnson of New Milford; many great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces, including Doris Munson of New Milford. He was predeceased by four sisters and six brothers.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
Donations in his memory may be made to the New Milford Visiting Nurse Association, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776; or to New Milford Hospital Foundation, 21 Elm St., New Milford, CT 06776.
Carol Martin, 72, lifelong New Preston resident
Carol E. Martin, 72, of New Preston died Nov. 20 at New Milford Hospital. She was the wife of Joseph P. Martin.
Mrs. Martin was born Feb. 23, 1930, in New Preston, the daughter of the late Carl E. and Martha (Wilkins) Borger. She was a lifelong resident of New Preston.
She was employed for several years by the former New England Ceramic Co. in Torrington.
Mrs. Martin was well-known in the Washington area for her fine knitting skills.
In addition to her husband of 50 years, she is survived by seven children, Lori and her husband Durward Scible of Durham, Daniel and his wife Kathleen Martin of Woodbury, Melinda Martin, Michael Martin and Paul Martin of New Preston, JoAnn and her husband Joseph Lopriore of Washington, and Jeffrey and his wife Annette Martin of New Milford; a sister, Marie Daskam of Kent; 10 grandchildren, Leah, Jessica, Benjamin, Alexis, Jonas, Parker, Jacob, Cal, Trey and Haleigh; and several nieces and nephews.
A service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Road, Washington. Burial will be in Underwood Meadows, Washington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Cancer Care, 200 Kennedy Drive, Torrington, CT 06790.
The Colonial Funeral Home in New Milford is in charge of the arrangements.
Linda Etheridge Knight, 50, was published writer
Linda A. Etheridge Knight, 50, of New Milford died unexpectedly at her home Nov. 15.
Ms. Knight was born April 15, 1952, in Manhattan, the daughter of the late Warren E. and Lois C. Eaton.
She was a prolific writer and reader, especially of poetry, and was published often on different poetry sites on the Internet, as well as in poetry publications and newspapers.
She was influenced by many writers, especially Charlotte Bronte and the Algonquin Round Table crowd. She also enjoyed art, swimming, and music.
Besides her longtime companion, William Knight of New Milford, she is survived by a sister, Elise and her husband Robert Whalen of Burlington, Vt.; two brothers, David Eaton of Oxford, N.Y., and Warren Eaton Jr., of Sidney Center, N.Y.; an uncle and aunt, Robert and Debbie Christman of Cape May, N.J.; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and her beloved cats, Winnie and Little Sister. She was predeceased by her parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
The Colonial Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements..
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions of food, clothing or money be made to Loaves & Fishes, 40 Main St., New Milford, CT 06776.
Ann Murphy Fox, 79, had lived in New Milford
Ann (Murphy) Fox, 79, died Nov. 18 at the New Milford Nursing Home. She was the widow of Charles H. Fox.
Mrs. Fox was born in Manhattan, the daughter of the late James A. and Mary Murphy.
She was raised in Old Greenwich and graduated from Greenwich High School and from St. Maryís Hospital School of Nursing in 1945.
She was a cadet nurse during World War II and worked for many years at St. Josephís Hospital in Stamford. In later years, she worked at Putnam Weaver Nursing Home in Greenwich.
She is survived by three daughters, Maureen and her husband George Knippen, Kathleen and her husband Peter Vermilyen, and Patricia and her husband Jack Riley; a brother, Art and his wife Marie Murphy; three grandchildren, Megan Lambert, Peter Vermilyen and Ann Riley; and two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Luke. She was predeceased by a son, Charles; and two brothers, James and Eugene.
The Fred D. Knapp & Son Funeral Home of Greenwich was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hanahoe Childrenís Clinic, 205 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Emily Bannerman, 78, was a resident of Kent
Emily H. Bannerman, 78, of Kent died Nov. 12. She was the widow of George L. Bannerman.
Mrs. Bannerman was born Feb. 2, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of John and Genevieve Haas.
She graduated from Katherine Gibbs School and worked for Elizabeth Arden. She helped found the Yorktown Heights Library and St. Andrews Church, both in Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
She also worked at the Newtown Bee and Kimberly-Clark. She enjoyed bird watching and tending wildlife.
Mrs. Bannerman is survived by a son, Bruce of Farmington; two daughters, Susan Thomas of Brookfield and Carol Mahoney of Newtown; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The Kenny Funeral Home of Sharon handled arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to The Christopher Bannerman 98 Memorial Endowed Scholarship, c/o Quinnipiac Law School, 275 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden, CT 06518, Attention Diana Timlin.
Antonio Casimiro, 64, father of New Milford man
Antonio Casimiro, 64, of Fairfield Avenue, Danbury, died Nov. 14 at his home. He was the husband of Maria Jorgelina (Furtado) Casimiro.
Mr. Casimiro was born July 23, 1938, in Sao Miguel Azores, Portugal, son of the late Adelino and Gabriela (Rodrigues) Casimiro.
He moved to the United States in 1976 and was a self-employed mason. He was a communicant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, Antonio and Dinarte of Danbury, Joe of New Milford and Paul of Prospect; four daughters, Eulalia Henriques, Maria Junco, Isabel Figueiredo and Cathy Valente of Danbury; two brothers, Joe and Manuel of Detroit; a sister, Ilda Brum of Pinellas Park, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren.
The Cornell Memorial Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810, or to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Suite 159, Wilton, CT 06897.
Gertrude Campbell, 69, New Milford resident
Gertrude E. Campbell, 69, of New Milford died Nov. 14 at her home. She was the widow of Anthony J. Campbell.
Mrs. Campbell was born Oct. 14, 1933, in White Plains, N.Y., to Oriontano and Elizabeth Tedesco.
She was a teacher at Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, where she taught business education.
She was an avid bridge player and was actively involved at the senior centers in New Milford and Brookfield. She was a close follower of the New York Yankees and UConn basketball.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Martin of New Milford; two sons, Gerard of Newtown and John Campiglia of La Selva, Calif.; six grandchildren, Jennifer Martin, Lillian and Gregory Campbell, and Isabella, Niccolo and Angelo Campiglia.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Childrenís Center of New Milford, 11-A Aseptuck Ave., New Milford, CT 06776.
Father Donald Gardner, 92, longtime resident
Father Donald James Gardner, 92, pastor emeritus of St. Paulís Episcopal Church in Brookfield, died Nov. 30 at his home in New Milford.
Father Gardner was born Dec. 28, 1909, in Mt. Carmel, Pa., the son of Andrew and Elizabeth Gardner.
He grew up in New York City, and attended New York City schools and the New York University School of Finance. For many years he was a research analyst for the Central Hanover Bank on Wall Street.
He served in the Navy as a lieutenant during World War II. He received a masterís degree in philosophy from the University of Oregon and entered the General Theological Seminary in New York City from which he graduated in 1950.
He was ordained to the Episcopal priesthood by the Bishop of New York and served as curate at Christ Church Manhasset, rector of St. Johnís Church in Brooklyn and, for 20 years, rector of St. Barnabas Church in Ardsley, N.Y.
In 1977, Father Gardner retired to Connecticut and was active in many local parishes until he joined St. Paulís as an assistant priest. He served as a staff member and then as chaplain on many cruise ships and later in life, did summer duty with his family in Anglican churches all over the Caribbean and in Bermuda.
He was a member of the American Alpine Club and climbed in Mexico, the Grand Tetons, the Canadian Rockies, Alaska and climbed Mt. Olympus in Greece and Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the United States.
Although he did not make the trip to Nepal, he was the chaplain of the first American expedition to climb Mount Everest in 1963 under the leadership of his good friend, Norman Dyhrenfurth. He was also an excellent swimmer and swam the Hellespont, now called the Dardanelles, to copy the romantic Greek legend of Hero and Leander.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Christopher of New Milford and Donald and his wife Laurie of Glastonbury; and two grandchildren, Daniel and Grace of Glastonbury.
Funeral services will be held at St. Paulís Church in Brookfield next week at a time to be announced.
The Lillis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Paulís Episcopal Church, Route 25, Brookfield, CT 06804; or to St. Barnabas Church in Ardsley, N.Y.