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Litchfield County, Connecticut Obituary Collection

Litchfield County, Connecticut Obituary Collection - 2003 - 31

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Date: Saturday, 6 November 2010, at 7:39 p.m.

Jeanette Holick, 78, had family in New Milford
Jeanette T. Holick, 78, of Danbury died Aug. 10 at the Harborside Glen Hill Nursing Home. She was the widow of Paul L. Holick.
Mrs. Holick was born July 7, 1925, in Danbury, daughter of the late Frank and Anne (McDonald) Hossan.
She was a lifetime Danbury resident and was a graduate of Danbury schools.
Mrs. Holick is survived by two daughters, Joann Whitlock and her husband Ronald, and Kathie Carvalho and her husband John of Danbury; two sisters, Rita Gozzi and Anne Dachenhausen of Danbury; four grandchildren, Aaron Whitlock of Bethel, John Carvalho of Danbury, Amy Whitlock of New Milford and Sgt. Linda Carvalho of the U.S. Army, Ft. Stuart, Ga.; a great grandson, Casey Carvalho; and several nieces and nephews.
The Green Funeral Home of Danbury handled arrangements.

Patricia A. Oliver, 60, sister of Bridgewater man
Patricia Ann (Adams) (Roma) Oliver, 60, of Milici Drive, Torrington, died Aug. 8 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.
Mrs. Oliver was born Dec. 11, 1942, in Houlton, Maine, daughter of Ardis M. (Cleaves) Adams of Weston, Maine, and the late Glenn C. Adams.
She was a nurse and worked at Valerie Manor and Cherry Brook Convalescent Homes.
Besides her mother, Mrs. Oliver is survived by four sons, Michael Roma of Harwinton, Patrick and Brian Roma of Torrington, and William of Avon; a brother, Glenn Adams Jr. of Bridgewater; a sister, Alicia Silkey of Orient, Maine; and two grandchildren.
The LaPorta Funeral Home of Torrington was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Irene Calcaterra, 84, mother of New Milfordite
Irene T. Calcaterra, 84, formerly of Palenville and Lake Katrine, N.Y., died August 4 at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of Mario Calcaterra.
Mrs. Calcaterra was born April 2, 1919, in Orange, N.J., a daughter of the late Joseph and Clotilde (Brattesani) Signorini.
She is survived by a son, Dennis of Aurora, Colo.; a daughter, Jo-Ann Durdock of New Milford; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Marie Bergamo.
The Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home of Kingston, N.Y., was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 396 Broadway, Kingston, NY. 12401.

Jean Ann Johnson, 70, was an active volunteer
Jean Ann Johnson, 70, of 16 Sullivan Farm in New Milford, died Aug. 12 at New Milford Hospital. She was the wife of Farlin “John” Johnson.
Mrs. Johnson was born Oct. 5, 1932, in New Rochelle, N.Y., the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Jiles) Fisher. She was employed in marketing by Atlas Construction Company in Stamford for 20 years before she retiring in 1989.
Mrs. Johnson, formerly of Ridgefield, had been a resident of New Milford for years. She was active on the board at Sullivan Farm and was a volunteer at the New Milford Hospital Regional Cancer Center for the past five years.
She had a great love for animals, especially cats, and enjoyed playing bridge, reading, cooking and traveling.
In addition to her husband of 50 years, Mrs. Johnson is survived by three sons, Tim Johnson and his wife, Linda, of Norwalk, John Johnson and his wife, Jinger, of Greensboro, Ga., and Michael Johnson and his wife, Terry, of Brookfield; and five grandchildren, Brett, Kelly, Kevin, Katie and Shawn.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Maple Shade Cemetery in Ridgefield at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be made to the New Milford Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 21 Elm St., New Milford, CT 06776.
Colonial Funeral Home in New Milford is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeremiah Conway, 85, was a resident of Roxbury
Jeremiah B. Conway, 85, of Roxbury died Aug. 12 at his home. He was the husband of Eleanor A. (Anderson) Conway.
Mr. Conway was born Dec. 3, 1917, in New Milford, a son of the late Abram and Mary (O’Neal) Conway.
He had worked on farms in Roxbury, repaired farm machinery and retired as the road foreman for the town of Roxbury. He also enjoyed calling square dances.
Besides his wife, Mr. Conway is survived by three sons, William and his wife Lillian, James and his wife Kathy, and Jeremiah and his wife Gail, all of Roxbury; a brother, Donald of Roxbury; a sister, Patricia Perlowski of New Milford; and six grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Roxbury. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
The Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, Main St. South, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roxbury Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 94, Roxbury, CT 06783; or to the Visiting Nurse of New Milford, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776.

Margaret Onorato, 83, had lived in New Milford
Margaret (Martin) Onorato, 83, formerly of Summit Drive, New Milford, died Aug. 10 at Litchfield Woods Health Care Center in Torrington. She was the widow of Frank Paul Onorato.
Mrs. Onorato was born Dec. 31, 1919 in Naugatuck, a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna (Nardello) Martin.
She lived in New Milford most of her life. She retired from the Burndy Corporation in New Milford in 1983.
Mrs. Onorato is survived by a daughter, MaryAnn Tobin, and her husband, Kenneth, of Bradenton, Fla.; three brothers, Michael Martin of Bradenton, and Edward and Stephen Martin of Naugatuck; six sisters, Edith Wisniewski of Florida, Phyllis Batefarano of Oakville, Connie Cerbasie of Waterbury, Anna Veleta and Tillie Distiso of Naugatuck, and Lorraine Douty of Melbourne, Fla.; four sisters-in-law, including Mary Wojciechowski and Phyllis Onorato of New Milford; three grandchildren, including Kimberly and her husband, Michael Colp, of New Milford; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother, Charles Martin, and three sisters, Lena Marticello, Josephine Kochanowski and Kay Martin.
Friends may call tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church in New Milford. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery.

Gary E. Young, 56, was brother of local woman
Gary E. Young, 56, of Black Rock Turnpike, Redding, died Aug. 10 at his home.
Mr. Young was born March 31, 1947, in Danbury, a son of the late Joseph E. and Katherine (Gill) Young.
He lived in Redding for more than 30 years and was a former member of the Redding Volunteer Fire Department. He worked as a carpenter before working for the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation. He was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman, and enjoyed reading and gardening.
Mr. Young is survived by a son, Shawn, of Middletown, N.Y.; two sisters, Sharon Gawe and her husband Robert of Bridgewater, and Carol Haight and her husband William of Wellington, Ohio; an uncle, James Gill of Redding; an aunt, Audrey Gill of Bethel; and three nieces.
A memorial gathering will take place at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, tomorrow (Saturday) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. It will be followed by a short service at 3:30 p.m.
The Hull Funeral Home of Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Paws Awhile, 147 Grassy Plain St., Bethel, CT. 06801.

Robert Silk Jr., 18, was recent New Milford grad
Robert J. Silk Jr., 18, of Sharon died Aug. 13 in New Milford.
Mr. Silk was born March 3, 1985, in New Milford, the son of Robert J. Silk Sr. of Sharon and Diane (O’Connell) Silk of Hollyhill, Fla.
He had lived in Sherman and Daytona Beach, Fla., and had graduated in June from New Milford High School with the Class of 2003.
He was a member of the school wrestling team. Aside from snowboarding and surfing, he was an avid motor cross racer.
Besides his parents, Mr. Silk is survived by his siblings, Amanda, Glenna, Mackenzie and Brian of Sharon; his grandparents, William and Joan Silk of Kent, and Edward and Margaret O’Connell of Danbury; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
The Kenny Funeral Home of Sharon was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard’s Church, P.O. Box 218, Sharon, CT 06069.

Barbara Gagliano, 56, was New Milford resident
Barbara J. Gagliano, 56, of New Milford, formerly of Bronx, N.Y., died Aug. 17 after fighting pancreatic cancer.
Ms. Gagliano was born May 16, 1947, in the Bronx, the daughter of Jessie Gagliano and the late Arthur Gagliano.
She was raised and educated in the Bronx and graduated from Aquinas High School. She was a longtime resident of the Bronx before moving to New Milford in 1988.
After being stuck in the subway during the blackout of 1965, she decided to find a job she could drive to. She joined the General Foods Corporation, in White Plains, N.Y., in 1969.
Ms. Gagliano later worked in the finance department at Kimberly-Clark in New Milford. Most recently she was employed at Vital Works Inc., in Ridgefield.
Family members and friends remember her as one who never gave up when things were difficult and relate that after being diagnosed with cancer and told she had six months to live, she found a new, caring doctor, and with unwavering faith, fought on. She went into remission and remained cancer-free until the last few months.
Besides her mother, Ms. Gagliano is survived by a sister, Gayle Schneemann and her husband David; two nephews, Dane and Adam; a niece, Noel; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

John Zimmermann, 83, lived in Washington Depot
John “Jack” Zimmermann, 83, of Washington Depot died July 23 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington. He was the widower of Jean (Langan) Zimmermann.
Mr. Zimmermann was born Sept. 23, 1919, in West New York, N.J., son of the late John and Anna (Dolan) Zimmermann.
A age 15, he landed his first job as a bass player. He served in the Army during World War II for five years on musical assignments.
He was a partner in a successful jingle business in Manhattan for 20 years. Once retired he did volunteer work, driving senior citizens in Washington Depot.
Mr. Zimmermann is survived by two sons, Marc of Courtlandt Manor, N.Y., and Douglas of Danbury; two daughters, Jane Paisley of Washington and Nance Kapitan of South Pritchardville, S.C.; five grandchildren; and his companion, Ellie Sessions of New Preston.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Washington.
Contributions in his memory may be made to ALS Association of Connecticut, 4 Oxford Road, Unit D-1, Milford, CT 06460.

Rostislav Didkowsky, 88, was Sherman resident
Rostislav Didkowsky, 88, of 8 Echo Lane South, Sherman, died Aug. 19 at his home. He was the husband of Ruth (Bauer) Didkowsky.
Mr. Didkowsky was born Oct. 27, 1914, in Finland, son of the late Maxim and Sophia (Nikitin) Didkowsky.
He retired from Mutual of New York as an assistant sales manager. He was a resident of Sherman for 47 years.
He was a member of the Upper Appalachian Mountain Club and scaled The Matterhorn in 1967. He was a life master of the American Club Bridge League.
Besides his wife, Mr. Didkowsky is survived by a son, Nick of New York; a daughter, Nina Selmayr of New York; and four grandchildren, Peter and Booli Selmayr and Leo and Sasha.
Funeral services are private.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Building Fund, Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, Middle Quarter Mall, Southbury, CT 06488.

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