Ann M. Brown, 73, was mother of New Milfordite
Ann M. Brown, 73, of 78 Reynolds Ridge, Bethel, died Dec. 7 at Danbury Hospital. She was the widow of Edward Brown Jr.
Mrs. Brown was born Jan. 26, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a daughter of the late Charles and Anna Redling. She attended New York schools and graduated from Great Neck High School.
Mrs. Brown was an area resident for the past 50 years. She was employed for over 30 years in retail positions at Caldor’s and Barker’s. She retired from Sears in 1989.
She is survived by four daughters, Catherine Harvey and her husband Gordon of New Milford, Cheryl Palanzo of Somers, N.Y., Charlene Bates and her husband Roger of Danbury, and Lori Eaton of Brookfield; and eight grandchildren, G. Daniel Jowdy, Jeffrey Jowdy, Andrew Jowdy, Amanda Palanzo, Ashley Palanzo, R.J. Bates, Kelly Bates and Samantha Eaton.
The Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Community Care, Inc., 158 Mattatuck Heights, Waterbury, CT 06705, or to the Visiting Nurse Association, 1 School St., Bethel, CT 06801.
Reginald Richardson III, 81, lived in New Milford
Reginald VanSpyke Richardson III, 81, of Chestnut Grove, New Milford, died Dec. 5 at his home. He was the widower of Helen (Brett) Richardson.
Mr. Richardson was born Nov. 5, 1921, in Boston, son of the late Reginald V. and Marion (Palmer) Richardson.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Presidential Citation.
Mr. Richardson was a retired police officer for Suffolk County, N.Y. He later was head of security for Sears in White Plains, N.Y. He was a longtime resident of Bethel prior to moving to New Milford two years ago.
He is survived by a son, Stephen of Newtown; four daughters, Linda of Newtown, Karen of Florida, and Donna Wallenta and Michele Carlson of Southbury; a sister, Regina Pellegrino of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Kurt.
The Carpino Funeral Home of Southbury was in charge of arrangements.
Samuel Penny, 92, was a self-employed painter
Samuel Brewster Penny, 92, died Dec. 6 at New Milford Hospital.
Mr. Penny was born Feb. 29, 1910, in the Ball Pond District of New Fairfield on Grandpa Taylor’s farm, to Alfred and Grace (Taylor) Penny.
He attended the one-room schoolhouse on Ball Pond and graduated from Danbury High School, Class of 1927.
He was a talented painter, and initially worked with his father but later was a self-employed painter of signs.
Mr. Penny loved speaking and writing of days-gone-by and, as a longtime member of the New Fairfield Historical Society, wrote many articles for the Citizen News. He was a direct descendant of Elder Brewster who came to the “New World” on the Mayflower.
He is survived by three nieces, Dorothy Landsiedel of Brookfield, Shirley Porowitski of New Milford and Mabel Williams of New Fairfield; and two nephews, Robert Johnson and Richard Johnson of New Fairfield. He was predeceased by a sister, Antoinette; a brother, Oliver; his longtime friend and companion, Karolyn Clark; and two nephews, Oliver and Albert Johnson.
The Green Funeral Home of Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
Samuel Giarratano, 92, father of Bridgewater man
Samuel F. Giarratano, 92, died Dec. 7 at Ashlar of Newtown.
Mr. Girratano was born July 8, 1910, in Caltanessetta, Sicily, Italy, son of the late Michael and MaryAnn (Scarpulla) Giarratano.
He came to the United States as an infant and graduated from Ansonia High School. He lived in Danbury for 30 years before retiring to Ft. Myers, Fla., in 1972.
He had worked as a barber at Southbury Training School. He was active with St. Joseph Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus. He was a musician, bowler and golfer.
Mr. Giarratano is survived by two sons, Michael and his wife Valerie of Newtown, and Donald and his wife Ann of Bridgewater; two brothers, Alfred of Ansonia and Arthur of Seymour; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Newtown Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 344, Newtown, CT 06470.
Robert Shropshire, 69, father of Washington man
Robert Hutchinson Shropshire, 69, of Cathole Road, Litchfield, and Chester, Vt., died Dec. 9 in Chester. He was the husband of Claudia J. (Logan) Shropshire and widower of Nancy (Bronson) Shropshire.
Mr. Shropshire was born Feb. 21, 1933, in Yonkers, N.Y., the son of Helen (Hutchinson) Shropshire and the late Horace L. Shropshire.
He was the superintendent of White Memorial Foundation from 1967 until 1983. Most recently, he was a home improvement contractor.
He was actively involved with the Soil and Water Conservation District on local, state and national levels. In addition, he was involved with the Northeastern Loggers Association.
Mr. Shropshire was founder and former president of Wood Producers of Connecticut. He was a member and past president of the Litchfield-Morris Rotary Club and the Bantam Lake Authority.
He was a deputy sheriff, a district fire warden and fire school instructor. He belonged to the Litchfield and Winchester volunteer fire departments.
Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Caleb of Washington Depot; two daughters, Carrie Shropshire-Bialoglowy of Litchfield and Abigail Lejeune-Ford of Torrington; a brother, Horace; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, South Street, Litchfield. The Rowe Funeral Home of Litchfield is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association Northwest, 24 Village Green, Litchfield, CT 06759.
Concetta Granata, 85, mother of New Milfordite
Concetta Granata, 85, of Norwalk died Dec. 3 at the Honey Hill Care Center, Norwalk. She was the widow of Nicholas Granata.
Mrs. Granata was born May 5, 1917, in Norwalk, daughter of the late Angelo and Antoinette Tucciarone.
She was a former employee of Meyer’s Manufacturing and Perkin Elmer. She enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, gardening and spending time with her family.
She is survived by a daughter, Elaine of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Richard of Norwalk and William of New Milford; two brothers, Ralph Tucciarone of Vermont and Thomas Tucciarone of Old Lyme; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Mary, Lucy and Filomena.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Parkway Assembly of God, 260 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850.
Christine Quigley, was sister of Bridgewater man
Christine Quigley has died after a battle with cancer. She was the wife of R. Glen Zeh.
Ms. Quigley was the daughter of the late Robert and Marjorie Heim of Sandy Hook.
She was an avid fly-fisherwoman who loved fishing and kayaking the Farmington River.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Mark of Danbury; five sisters, Ellen McKeon of Trumbull, Janet Avery of Norwalk, Marjorie Crowe and Cynthia Nadler of Highlands, N.C., and Tracy Heim of Bethel; two brothers, Dr. Robert Heim of St. Louis, Mo., and Ted Heim of Bridgewater; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass at St. Rose in Newtown will take place today (Friday) at 11:30 a.m. A memorial service will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at 1 p.m. at Wilton Friends Meeting House, Route 106, Wilton.
The Green Funeral Home of Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Farmington River Angler’s Association (www.FRAA.org) or Trout Unlimited (www.tu.org).
Paula Fuller, 85, was active in local civic groups
Paula (Lapicki) Fuller, 85, of 203 Chestnut Grove, New Milford, died Dec. 9 at her home. She was the widow of Kermit C. Fuller.
Mrs. Fuller was born June 29, 1917, in New York City, daughter of the late William and Josephine Lapicki.
She was an executive secretary for many years for General Motors Corp. in Tarrytown, N.Y., and the Department of Defense in Washington D.C. She was also a secretary for the Stamford public school system.
She was a member of the Lake Waramaug Country Club and Pan-Am Clipper Pioneers. She was a former member of the New Milford Garden Club and the Business and Professional Women of New Milford and a was volunteer at New Milford Hospital. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Lakes Church in New Milford.
Mrs. Fuller is survived by a son, Robert of Cape May Court House, N.J.; a daughter, Marilyn Kobara of Carmel Valley, Calif.; two brothers, Stanley Lapicki of Tarrytown, N.Y., and Theodore Lapicki of Thornwood, N.Y.; and a granddaughter.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated tomorrow (Saturday) at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Church. Burial will take place in the spring.
Friends may call tonight (Friday) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford.
Contributions in her memory may be made to New Milford Visiting Nurse Association, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776.
Frank Piskura, 91, had brothers in area towns
Frank Piskura, 91, of Pond Brook Road, Newtown, died Dec. 9 at Mediplex of Danbury.
Mr. Piskura was born March 28, 1911, in Brookfield, a son of the late Frank and Julia (Felisko) Piskura.
He moved to Newtown as an infant and was a farmer on the family farm until his retirement.
He is survived by two brothers, Martin of New Milford and Andrew of Roxbury; and three sisters, Mary of Southbury, Jenny of Bethel and Helen Wanzyk of Danbury
Private funeral services will be held today (Friday) at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
Clifford P. Leach, 64, was retired K-C machinist
Clifford Phillip Leach, 64, of 8 Birch Drive, Warren, died Dec. 5 at New Milford Hospital. He was the widower of Geraldine (McCarroll) Leach.
Mr. Leach was born Sept. 16, 1938, in Stamford, the son of the late Clifford E. and Florence A. (Theiss) Leach.
He was a retired machinist from Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at New Warren Cemetery.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford handled arrangements.
Diana Dalton, 62, was a resident of Roxbury
Diana Dayton Dalton, 62, of 96 Minor Bridge Road, Roxbury, died Dec. 13 at her home. She was the wife of Howard William Dalton.
Mrs. Dalton was born May 3, 1940, in New Rochelle, N.Y., daughter of the late Eldorous Lyons and Diane Gauthier Dayton.
She spent her early years in Larchmont, Armonk and Bronxville, N.Y., attending Westchester area schools, and graduated from Le Chatelaine in Gstaad, Switzerland. She attended Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Mrs. Dalton and her husband traveled extensively and lived in Pakistan, Venezuela, England and Egypt. In addition, they lived in New York, Chicago and Houston.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Matthew Lyons Dalton of Pearl Harbour, Hawaii; two daughters, Elizabeth Dalton Sullivan of New Britain and Diana Gauthier Dalton of Roxbury; a brother, Peter Eldorous Dayton of Heathrow, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will take place tomorrow (Saturday) at 3 p.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford. Burial will be private and
at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the New Milford Visiting Nurse Association, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776.