Ethel Hills memorial service set for Saturday
A memorial service for Ethel Louise Hills, who died Jan. 21 in East Chatham, N.Y., will take place tomorrow (Saturday) at 11:30 a.m.
The service will be held at the Gaylordsville United Methodist Church on Route 7 in Gaylordsville.
Miss Hills, formerly of Gaylordsville, was the daughter of the late Newton and Ruby (Hall) Hills.
She is survived by five brothers, Robert of Meriden, Gordon of New Milford, Eugene of Chatham, N.Y., Donald of Spencertown, N.Y., and Charles of High Point, N.C.; and two sisters, Gladys Wells of Holmes, N.Y., and Anita Koch of Rocky Mount, Va.
Burial was in Morningside Cemetery, Gaylordsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gaylordsville United Methodist Church Book of Remembrance, 685 Kent Road, Gaylordsville, CT 06755; or to the American Cancer Society, 40 North St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Caroline B. Chase, 74, was a New Milford resident
Caroline B. Chase, 74, of New Milford died Feb. 23 in Stuart, Fla. She was the widow of Stephen Chase.
Mrs. Chase is survived by five daughters, Susan Hulbert, Sandra Cieklinski, Donna Williams, Carol Chase and Darlene Chase; a son, Russell Chase; a brother; four sisters; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Skiff Mountain Cemetery, Kent, today (Friday) at 1 p.m.
Margaret Moker, 75, mother of Bridgewater man
Margaret Moker, 75, of Milford died April 25 at Milford Hospital. She was the widow of Paul Moker.
Mrs. Moker was born in Greenwich Aug. 20, 1924, a daughter of the late James and Margaret (O'Shea) O'Hara.
She was a communicant of St. Mary's Parish in Milford and St. Benedict's Parish in Stamford. She was a former member of the Cardinal Club in Stamford. She was a retired assembler for Bunker-Ramo Corp.
Mrs. Moker is survived by a son, James M. Moker of Bridgewater; a daughter, Paula Honcz of Milford; two brothers, James O'Hara and Edward O'Hara, both of Florida; a sister, Nancy O'Connor of Texas; and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by four brothers, John, Joseph, Donald and Thomas O'Hara.
The Gerald R. Bosak Funeral Home of Stamford was in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Hutchings, 72, father of New Milford man
Joseph Hutchings, 72, a lifelong resident of Brewster, N.Y., husband of Bernice (Piazza) Hutchings, died May 1 at the Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel, N.Y.
He was born Oct. 12, 1927, in Brewster, the son of the late Warren and Loretta (Bitner) Hutchings. He attended St. Lawrence O'Toole Elementary School in Brewster and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Katonah, N.Y.
He attended Pace College in New York City and was a self-employed public accountant in Brewster for over 35 years, retiring in 1998.
Mr. Hutchings served in the United States Navy in World War II and was a hospital apprentice first class at the Oakland Naval Hospital in Oakland, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Hutchings were married April 18, 1948, in St. Lawrence O'Toole Church in Brewster.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Robert of New Milford, David of Huntington, N.Y., and Paul of Brewster; a daughter, Joan Browne of Patterson, N.Y.; a brother, Edward of Danbury; a sister, Patricia Cooper of Brewster; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Beecher Funeral Home in Brewster was in charge of the arrangements.
Vincent Renzoni, 86, father of New Milford woman
Vincent A. Renzoni, 86, of 54C Clifford St., Hamden, formerly of Waterbury, died April 29 at the Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven. He was the husband of Mary (Augelli) Renzoni.
Mr. Renzoni was born Feb. 19, 1914, in Waterbury, a son of the late Innocenzo and Maria (Ciarleglio) Renzoni.
He was a graduate of Crosby High School in Waterbury and until his retirement was an insurance agent with the Joseph Rezoni Insurance Agency.
Mr. Renzoni resided in Waterbury until moving to Hamden six years ago.
He was a former member of the UNICO Club and the Sons of Italy, and he was a World War II Army veteran.
Besides his wife, Mr. Renzoni is survived by two sons, Vincent A. Renzoni Jr. of Cameron Park, Calif., and Anthony Renzoni of Hamden; a daughter, Marie Plunkett of New Milford; three brothers, Joseph Renzoni, Anthony Renzoni and Frank Renzoni, all of Waterbury; and four grandchildren.
The Maiorano Funeral Home of Waterbury was in charge of arrangements.
Richard Novella, 73, father of New Milford man
Richard Novella, 73, husband of Beverly (Jasmin) Novella, of 256 Great Plain Road, Danbury, died at the Bethel Health Care Center on May 1 following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Danbury Aug. 18, 1926, son of the late John and Vincenza (Ross) Novella.
He was a lifetime Danbury resident and had attended Danbury schools.
Mr. Novella served in the United States Army infantry in the Philippines during World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 60.
He was a retired employee of the Novella Scrap Yard in Danbury, where he had worked for many years. As a young man, he had worked as a manager at Sciortino's Restaurant in Brewster, N.Y.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Novella is survived by two sons, Richard Novella of New Milford and John Novella of Danbury; two daughters, Beverly DiScala of Brookfield and Kathy Hansen of Danbury; a brother, Joseph Novella of Danbury; five sisters, Frances Tykarski and Christine Killiany, both of Danbury, Anna Sacco and Dorothy Scozzafava, both of Florida, and Helen Pastina of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two grandsons, Peter DiScala and Michael DiScala; two granddaughters, Tiffany Novella and Caitlin Novella; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Novella was predeceased by three brothers, Michael, Russell and Anthony Novella, and by two sisters, Rose LoStocco and Mary Stavola.
The Green Funeral Home in Danbury was in charge of the arrangements.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06050-1004.
Viberta Somers, 81, mother of New Milfordite
Viberta "Sue" (Roswell) Somers, 81, of 150 Georges Hill Road, Southbury, died suddenly May 1 at Waterbury Hospital. She was the widow of Franklin "Bill" Somers.
Mrs. Somers was born Oct. 25, 1918, in Waterbury, daughter of the late Frank and Fannie (Stuart) Roswell.
Mrs. Somers had worked as a cook at the Southbury Training School for 15 years. She was a member of South Britain Congregational Church and a lifelong Southbury resident.
She is survived by a son, Stuart F. Somers of Southbury; two daughters, Susan Bradbury of New Milford and Cathy Somers of Woodbury; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two nieces, Margaret Lescynski of Sherman and Rosemary Roberson of Virginia, whom she raised after the death of their mother.
The Carpino Funeral Home in Southbury was in charge of the arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Southbury Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 1002, Southbury, CT 06488.
William Sherman Collins, 86, longtime resident
William Sherman Collins, 86, of Old Ridge Road, New Milford, died May 1 at home after an extended illness. He was the husband of the late Avis (Whipple) Collins, to whom he was married for 62 years.
Mr. Collins was born Oct. 29, 1913, in Danvers, Mass, son of the late William A. and Edith (Tufts) Collins.
He attended St. John's Prep School in Danvers before moving to New Milford with his family. He graduated from New Milford High School in 1931.
Mr. Collins played third base for the New Milford Town Baseball Team for several years following high school.
He was employed by The Bleachery in New Milford in shipping and receiving through World War II. He retired from Penn Central Railroad in 1975 as a trainman after 31 years of service.
Mr. Collins was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church and an active member of the Knights of Columbus in New Milford. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, reading and his family.
Mr. Collins is survived by two sons, Michael Collins of New Milford and David Collins of Elkhart, Ind.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Frederick Collins of Atlanta, Ga.
His funeral will be held Wednesday, May 17, at 10 a.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford.
Interment will be held in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in New Milford.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 116 John St., New York, N.Y. 10034; or to St. Francis Xavier Church, 1 Elm St., New Milford, CT 06776.
Geraldine Carolluzzi, 74, had been K-C employee
Geraldine M. "Gerry" Carolluzzi, 74, of Margerie St., Danbury, died May 6 at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of the late Raymond Carolluzzi.
Mrs. Carolluzzi was born in Danbury Feb. 3, 1926, daughter of the late Gerald A. and Catherine (Ford) Gillotte.
She was a lifetime Danbury resident and attended Danbury High School with the Class of 1943.
Mrs. Carolluzzi had been employed by the former Mallory Hat Co., Manning, Maxwell and Moore, and Kimberly-Clark Corp. in New Milford before she retired in 1966.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church and was known for her knitting and crocheting of afghans, which she did as a hobby.
She is survived by a brother, Bernard C. "Bud" Gillotte and his wife Peggy, of Danbury; a sister, Arlene Schimanskey and her husband, Walter, of Danbury; and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
The Cornell Memorial Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Joseph's Church, 8 Robinson Ave., Danbury 06810; or to the Danbury Hospital Development Fund for the Intensive Care Unit, 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.
Anne Asarito, 74, was mother of Sherman man
Anne S. Asarito, 74, died May 4 at her son's residence on Jams Drive, Danbury, She was the widow of Gregg Asarito.
Mrs. Asarito was born in Danbury Dec. 3, 1925, a daughter of the late Michael and Susan (Poodiack) Kundrat.
She had lived in Danbury until retiring to Florida. She had been corporate secretary of the family business, Gregg's Plumbing and Heating, until the death of her husband.
Mrs. Asarito was a founding member of St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, Danbury.
She was an artist and worked and instructed in ceramics for over 20 years, and expanded her talent with watercolors in recent years.
Mrs. Asarito is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gregg and Anne Asarito of Danbury and Francis Arnold and Christine Daley of Sherman; two brothers, John Conrad of Southbury and George Kundrat of Trumbull; four granddaughters, Noel, Maya, Teri and Jennifer; three grandsons, Gregg Asarito III, Christopher and Benjamin; and several nieces and nephews.
The Tomlinson Homestead of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 30 West St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Denise Lauriat, 52, lifelong Roxbury resident
Denise "Dede" Dooley Lauriat, 52, of 115 Goldmine Road, Roxbury, died May 7 at her home. She was the wife of John R. Lauriat.
Mrs. Lauriat was born July 3, 1947, in Waterbury, daughter of Jacqueline (Grossenbacher) Dooley of Roxbury and the late Joseph M. Dooley.
She attended Booth Free School, graduated from Washington High School and received her bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut School of Physical Therapy.
Mrs. Lauriat was a therapist at Waterbury Hospital and the Southbury Training School until the mid-1980s. After leaving the training school, she started her career as a real estate broker. She was formerly associated with Fulkerson Realty and was most recently with Tierney Realty of Roxbury.
Mrs. Lauriat was a lifelong Roxbury resident and was active in Roxbury politics. She was a member of the Democratic Town Committee and served as moderator and counted absentee ballots during recent elections.
She was a member of the Nutmeg Depression Glass Club and a communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Roxbury.
Besides her husband and mother, Mrs. Lauriat is survived by two daughters, Kelly Ann Lauriat and Sarah Jean Lauriat, both of Roxbury, and a sister, Heidi Dooley of Phoenix, Ariz.
The Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Denise Dooley Lauriat Scholarship Fund, c/o First National Bank of Litchfield, P.O. Box 301, Roxbury, CT 06783.