Litchfield County, Connecticut Obituary Collection
Litchfield County, Connecticut Obituary Collection - 2006 - 3
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Date: Saturday, 6 November 2010, at 7:52 p.m.
Frank Merkling memorial service set for Sunday
A memorial celebration for Frank Merkling will be held this Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Danbury Music Centre, 256 Main St., Danbury.
Mr. Merkling, a longtime New Milford resident who died March 4, was a music writer, editor and critic and was for years the chairman of New Milford�s Commission on the Arts.
At 2 p.m., reminiscences of Mr. Merkling will be shared, and at 3 p.m., recordings of some music he wrote will be played. Sweet or savory finger foods are welcome.
Thomas Egan, 74, was father of New Milford man
Thomas J. Egan Jr., 74, of Newtown died Aug. 4, 2006, at Bethel Health Care Center after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was the husband of Catherine (Thomas) Egan.
Mr. Egan was born June 19, 1932, in Stamford, a son of the late Thomas J. and Margaret (Maloney) Egan.
He graduated from Stamford High School and received a degree in computer programming from the University of Connecticut.
He was employed for 27 years at Pitney Bowes in Stamford and in Newtown before retiring in 1992. He then worked for the Newtown Florist and most recently for Expect Discount Foods in Danbury.
Mr. Egan was an active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians for 51 years. He served in many positions of the order both in Stamford and in the John Gildea Division in Danbury.
He served as a director of the Connecticut and National AOH boards. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the George Powell American Legion Post in Newtown.
Mr. Egan recently served as president of the Newtown Men�s Sunday softball league. In earlier years, he served as a coach for Babe Ruth and Little League. He was a past member of the Fairfield County Association of Approved Baseball Umpires and was a basketball referee.
Besides his wife, Mr. Egan is survived by three daughters, Margaret Reynolds and her husband Thomas of Rockville Center, N.Y., Juliann Zee and her husband Dan of Quechee, Vt., and Veronica Cooper and her husband Scott of Plymouth, Mass.; a son, Thomas III and his wife Eileen of New Milford; seven grandchildren, Colleen, Thomas, Patricia and Maggie Reynolds, and Carla, Casey and Callie; two brothers, John and his wife Beverly, and Eugene and his wife Ann of Stamford; and a sister, Ann Glendon of Hartford. He was predeceased by a daughter, Maureen.
The Honan Funeral Home of Newtown was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.
Douglas McIntyre, 83, had been a Nestle employee
Douglas C. Mclntyre, 83, of New Milford died Aug. 6, 2006, at Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center in New Milford. He was the husband of Dorothy (Spader) Mclntyre.
Mr. McIntyre was born Feb. 1, 1923, in Montreal, Quebec, to the late Henry P. and Mildred (Cook) Mclntyre.
He was a navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II before graduating from Morrisville State College in New York. He went to work for Libby McNeil and Ubby in Chicago and retired from Nestle in 1985.
Besides his wife, Mr. McIntyre is survived by three daughters, Norma Robich and her husband Joseph of Rochester, Mich., Nancy of Alpharetta, Ga., and Barbara Izzo and her husband Alfred of New Milford; a son, Tom and his wife Sue of Rolling Meadows, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Douglas and a sister, Wilma.
A memorial service will be held today (Friday) at 1 p.m. at the New Milford United Methodist Church at 68 Danbury Road.
The Colonial Funeral Home of New Milford is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to New Milford Visiting Nurse Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776, or to New Milford Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 21 Elm St., New Milford, CT 06776.
Barbara McHugh, 74, New Milford woman�s mother
Barbara �Janet� Weitz McHugh, 74, of Prospect Street, Bethel, died Aug. 4, 2006, at Danbury Hospital from complications following a stroke. She was the widow of Harold P. McHugh.
Mrs. McHugh was born Feb. 14, 1932, in Pittston, Pa., a daughter of the late George and Pearl Miller Lynn.
She was a Bethel resident since 1964. She was a registered nurse working at hospitals in Pennsylvania, at Bridgeport Hospital and then for 25 years in the Danbury Hospital Neonatal ICU until her retirement.
She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church.
Mrs. McHugh is survived by two sons, Paul of Bethel and Kevin and his wife Anna of Woodbury; two daughters, Laurie Durr and her husband Brian of New Milford, and Cheryl DePoi and her husband Arthur of Brookfield; two sisters, Ida Pearl Weitz of Bear Creek Township, Pa., and Verna Weiskerger of Wyoming, Pa.; and seven grandchildren, Miranda, Brittany, David and Julia DePoi, and Charlotte Durr and Ashley and Sara.
She was predeceased by her stepfather, Harold Weitz; a brother, George Weitz; and a sister, June Young.
The Bethel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, Danbury Hospital, 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.
Francis �Jack� Stansberry, 83, father of residents
Francis �Jack� Stansberry, 83, of Bantam died Aug. 7, 2006, at New Milford Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was the widower of Mildred (McMullen) Stansberry.
Mr. Stansberry was born May 1, 1923, in Riverseam, W.Va., son of the late Clarence L. and Mary (Tennant) Stansberry.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. Stansberry was a model display maker and worked for Burndy Corp. in Norwalk for 20 years, retiring in 1975. He later worked for Kanthol in Bethel and the Bantam Supply Company.
He lived in Bantam since a move from Brookfield in 1986. He was an instructor for the National Rifle Association.
Mr. Stansberry is survived by a son, Mark of Washington; a daughter, Cassandra DeAlessio and her husband George of Washington; three grandchildren, Gabriel DeAlessio and his wife Lisa of Minnesota, Charles DeAlessio of Willington and Jillian Dittrich and her husband Charles of Pennsylvania.
Friends may call today (Friday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford. A graveside funeral service will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at the Bantam Cemetery, Route 202, Bantam.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Milford Visiting Nurse Association, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776, or to Alzheimers Association, 96 Oak St., Hartford, CT 06106.
Helen Peterson, 88, mother of Warren woman
Helen I. Peterson, 88, formerly of Goodhouse Road, Litchfield, died Aug. 3, 2006, at The Kent in Kent. She was the widow of Robert M. Peterson.
Mrs. Peterson was born Oct. 24, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Hans and Inga (Redlend) Henriksen.
Mrs. Peterson is survived by a daughter, Jill Seavey of Warren, and two grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons, Robert and Bruce, and a daughter, Karen.
The Rowe Funeral Home of Litchfield was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Litchfield Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 651, Litchfield, CT 06759.
Wallace Ferrier, 83, was a Warren Prime Timer
Wallace �Wally� Ferrier, 83, died Aug. 2, 2006, at New Milford Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was the widower of Harriet E. (Rugg) Ferrier and the husband of Dorothy Thompson Ferrier.
Mr. Ferrier was born Sept. 3, 1922, in White Plains, N.Y., son of the late Henry Carr and Helen (Lichty) Ferrier.
He graduated from White Plains High School and attended Providence College in Rhode Island. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He worked as a buyer for Mutual Buying of New York. After retirement he moved to Warren and became a member of Warren Prime Timers.
Besides his wife, Mr. Ferrier is survived by two daughters, Nancy Grosjean of Central Point, Ore., and Wendy Dingman of Portland, Ore.; a grandson; cousins; a stepson, Sam Thompson of Kent; and a stepdaughter, Amy Appleby of Toronto, Ontario.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
Andrew Cherniske, 87, was New Preston farmer
Andrew �Andy� G. Cherniske, 87, of New Preston died Aug. 3, 2006, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Carol (Norton) Cherniske.
Mr. Cherniske was born on New Preston Hill on the family dairy farm. He spent his life working the very same farm he was born on. His passions included milking cows, mowing lawns, his grandchildren and Red Sox baseball.
Besides his wife, Mr. Cherniske is survived by three daughters, Patricia Graves of Keene, N.H., Jeannie Combs of Kent and Linda of Delta, Utah; three stepchildren, John and Edward Bailey, and Ann Raynor; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew�s Church, P.O. Box 2007, Marble Dale, CT 06777.
Isabelle Bates, 82, former Historical Society trustee
Isabelle (Ivancso) Bates, 82, died Aug. 8, 2006, at the Middlesex Health Care Facility in Middletown. She was the widow of Edward H. Bates.
Mrs. Bates was born Aug. 12, 1923, in Danbury, daughter of the late Louis and Rosalia (Arva) Ivancso. She attended Morris Street School and graduated from Danbury High School.
In her early years, she worked for Eastern Photo Service, Sturdevants Photo, Gilbert & Bennett, G-Town, Whelan�s Drugstore and Wibling Manufacturing in Danbury. Mrs. Bates took in foster children for Catholic Charities in the 1950s and 1960s and had her own typing business at home for many years.
She was a member of Daughters of Isabella and the Scott-Fanton Museum, a former trustee of the New Milford Historical Society, and a founding member of the Friends From Home group from Brookfield, which kept in touch with local servicemen away from home. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Church in New Milford.
Mrs. Bates is survived by four children, E. �Shasta,� Judith Douglas and her husband Rick of Chester, Deborah Berrill and her husband Tom of Bristol, and Stephen and his wife Fran of Alto, N.M.; six grandchildren, Allen Luke of West Virginia, Nicholas Campbell of Texas, Hope Berrill of Bristol and Kimberly, Samantha and Stephen of New Mexico; two great-grandchildren, Kelsey Luke and Justin Luke; a sister, Barbara Repko of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
A prayer service will be held today (Friday) at 10:30 a.m. at Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford. This will be followed by a ringing of bells from her extensive bell collection at the New Milford Center Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the New Milford Historical Society, 6 Aspetuck Ave., New Milford, CT 06776, or to Our Lady of the Lakes Chapel, Sullivan Road, New Milford, CT 06776.
William Ring, 87, was a native of New Milford
William Lawrence Ring, 87, of Dover Plains, N.Y., formerly of New Milford and Bridgeport, died July 24, 2006, at The Kent in Kent. He was the widower of Myrtice (Cobb) Ring.
Mr. Ring was born July 22, 1919, in New Milford, son of the late Maurice M. and Angela Ruth (Mealia) Ring.
He was educated in the New Milford public schools and was in the first graduating class of St. Francis Xavier School in New Milford. He also attended Danbury Trade School.
He served in the U.S. Army�s 9th Infantry in the European theater of operations. He was employed as an electrician with Bridgeport Local Union 488-IBEW. He was a member of the VFW Post 1672 in New Milford, the American Legion Post 1949 in Wingdale, N.Y., and the Disabled American Veterans.
Mr. Ring is survived by a stepdaughter, Frances Matson of Kent, and a step-granddaughter, Christine Utsogn of New Milford. He was predeceased by two brothers, Maurice and Philip.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, Reimer Ave., Dover Plains. Burial will be private in Kent Congregational Cemetery. The Hufcut Funeral Home of Dover Plains is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 336, Dover Plains, NY 12522.
Raymond Davis, 87, New Milford woman�s father
Raymond A. �Jeff � Davis, 87, of Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., died Aug. 4, 2006. He was the husband of Mary �May� (Duffy) Davis.
Mr. Davis was born April 6, 1919, in Bronx, N.Y., to Henry E. and Mary Joy Davis.
He was an engineer for New York Telephone in New York City, retiring in the early 1980s. He served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of 1st lieutenant. He was a combat engineer in World War II and was recalled back to serve in the Korean War.
Besides his wife, Mr. Davis is survived by three sons, Raymond Jr. of Apex, N.C., Gerard of Harrisburg, Pa., and Ronald of Beacon, N.Y.; two daughters, Kathleen and her husband Joseph Moker of New Milford, and Marianne and her husband Jeffrey Bischoff of Cortlandt Manor; a brother, Joseph of Bayshore, Long Island; three sisters, Rita Marvez of Coral Gables, Fla., Mary Hayes of Closter, N.J., and Patricia McDonald of Tampa, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Eva Marie Compolattaro, Robin Isidro, Jennifer Dugas, Brian, Stephen and Michael Moker, Christine and Kimberly Bischoff, and Trisha; and eight great-grandchildren.
The Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home in Peekskill, N.Y. was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children�s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.; or to the Calvary Hospice Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, N.Y.
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