Barbara Ellen Miko Fenyes, 60, lived in Kent
Barbara Ellen Miko Fenyes, 60, of 69 Mountain Road, Kent, died Jan. 2 at her home.
Mrs. Fenyes was born in Bridgeport Nov. 17, 1940, a daughter of the late John and Sophie (Arusiewicz) Miko. She spent her early life in Bridgeport and lived in Kent since 1980.
Mrs. Fenyes had been employed as a clerk at the Stroble Baking Company in Kent since 1993.
She is survived by a son, Eric J. Fenyes of Kent; a daughter, Lisa Fenyes Maciel of Kent; a granddaughter; and her former husband, Raymond Fenyes of New Milford.
Funeral services will be held today (Friday) at 10 a.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford. Interment will take place in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Stratford.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.
Charles Smith, 70, had been a Roxbury constable
Charles R. Smith, 70, of 3460 Mary Lane, Mount Dora, Fla., formerly of 361 Painter Hill Road, Roxbury, died Jan. 1 at Waterman Hospital in Eustis, Fla. He was the husband of Yvonne J. (Gancoss) Smith.
Mr. Smith was born March 26, 1930, in Wallington, N.J., son of the late Charles and Theresa (Kzeminski) Smith.
He was a retired master sergeant in the Marine Corps, serving in Korea, Vietnam and Cuba. For many years he served as constable and fire marshal for the town of Roxbury.
He was a member of the Marine Corps Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, National Rifle Association, Connecticut Fire Marshals Association and Florida Sheriffs Association.
Besides his wife, Mr. Smith is survived by four daughters, Deborah Tiberio of Brookfield, Theresa Smith of Roxbury, Laurie Horton of Morris and Sandra MacLaren of Pennsylvania; and five grandchildren.
The funeral and burial will be held in the spring. The funeral home of Munson-Lovetere of Woodbury is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department, Roxbury, CT 06783.
Patricia Wakelee, was stepsister of Kent woman
Patricia L. Wakelee of Islamorada, Fla., died unexpectedly Dec. 25 in Florida.
Ms. Wakelee was born in Bridgeport. She resided in Fairfield and later in Newtown, where she attended Newtown High School. She completed her education in Florida.
She is survived by her father, George N. Wakelee and his wife Patricia M. Wakelee, both of Newtown; her mother, Harriet L. Droge of New Bern, N.C.; and her stepsister, Karen A. Hughes of Kent.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Pine Hill Cemetery in Southbury.
There are no calling hours.
Carole A. Naves, 62, sister of New Milford man
Carole A. Nazzaro Naves, 62, of 7 Padanaram Road, Danbury, died Jan. 7 at Danbury Hospital.
Mrs. Naves was born in Staten Island, N.Y., Dec. 24, 1938, a daughter of the late James and Harriett (Watson) Campbell.
She was an area resident for the past 53 years coming from Staten Island. She attended Danbury schools and was a member of the Danbury High School Class of 1956.
For many years, Mrs. Naves was a member of the wait staff of several area restaurants. In later years, she was the manager of the food service program of the Brookfield school system.
In 1991, she became a membership and marketing representative for Costco of Brookfield. In addition to her position with Costco, she was also a real estate agent for Hegarty & Company of Brookfield.
Mrs. Naves was a member of the mentor program of the Danbury school system and a member of St. Joseph’s Church of Danbury.
She is survived by a son, Michael Nazzaro of Danbury and his fiancée, Elaine Robinson; a daughter, Robyn N. Opdyke and her husband Tom of Brewster, N.Y.; a brother, Jay McAvoy of New Milford; two sisters, June Mitchell and Helen Smith both of Florida; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
The Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.
Alma Pariseau, 85, leaves daughter in New Milford
Alma Pariseau, 85, of 21 Pondfield Drive, New Fairfield, died Jan. 3 at her residence. She was the widow of Elmer Pariseau.
Mrs. Pariseau was born in Corona, Queens, N.Y., June 27, 1915, a daughter of the late Otto and Alma (Lobejager) Minde.
She had made her home in New Fairfield since the development of the Charcoal Ridge subdivision.
Mrs. Pariseau had been a member of St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church, and of the American Association of Retired Persons.
She is survived by two daughters, Karen Pariseau of New Fairfield, with whom she had made her home, and Laurina Wells and husband Jeffery of New Milford; three grandchildren, William Wells and Paul "Pepe" and Melissa Pariseau; a great-grandson, Michael; and great-granddaughter, Makayla.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 30 West St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Vincent Friscia Jr., 63, was a Sherman resident
Vincent Anthony Friscia Jr., 63, of 14 Blueberry Lane, Sherman, died Jan. 1 at Castle Point Veterans Hospital, Castle Point, N.Y.
Mr. Friscia was born Oct. 10, 1937, son of Vincent A. Friscia Sr. of Stuart, Fla., and the late Raffaela (Dalora) Friscia.
He grew up in Rye, N.Y., and was a graduate of Rye High School. He was a Marine veteran, serving in 1957-58.
Mr. Friscia was an accountant for the ITT-Continental Baking Co. in New York before he retired. He enjoyed outdoor activities and environmental causes.
Besides his father, he is survived by his executrix, Rosemary O. Piper of Sherman.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford handled arrangements.
Doris E. Layda, 78, was born in New Milford
Doris E. Layda, 78, of Forty Acre Mountain Road, Danbury, died Jan. 4 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was the wife of the late John E. Layda.
Mrs. Layda was born in New Milford Sept. 8, 1922, daughter of the late William and Leola (Dutcher) Stevens.
She had lived in Danbury since 1946 and was employed as a food service worker for the Danbury school system for the last 20 years.
She was a member of the Beaver Brook Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and was a volunteer at Danbury Hospital. She enjoyed bowling and square dancing.
Mrs. Layda is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Priscilla of Newtown, William and Cheryl of New Milford, and John Jr. and Jean of Danbury; a daughter, Cheryl Smith of Woodbury; a sister, Ethel Espitee of Danbury; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The Cornell Memorial Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Newington Children’s Hospital, 181 East Cedar St., Newington, CT 06111.
Barbara A. Straiton, mother of New Milford woman
Barbara A. Straiton of Beverly Drive, Danbury, died Jan. 5 at Mediplex of Danbury. She was the wife of Robert J. Straiton.
Mrs. Straiton was born in Tachau, Czechoslovakia, daughter of the late Josef and Barbara (Hauber) Waimann. She came to the United States and settled in Danbury in 1954.
She worked as a machine operator for Barden Corp. In recent years, she was employed as an office clerk for Grolier Corp.
Mrs. Straiton was a member of St. Gregory the Great Church in Danbury, the AARP and the Arion Singing Society. She enjoyed travel, cooking, sewing and crafts.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Alfred Schwarz of Germany; a daughter, Anneliese Guffy of New Milford; six grandchildren, Sandra, Freddy and Robert Schwarz, Peter Karasz, Linda Dwy and Barbara Guffy; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The Cornell Memorial Home of Danbury handled arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army, Foster Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
Arnold MacNeal, 70, longtime New Milford resident
Arnold Thomas MacNeal, 70, of 77 Perry Drive, New Milford, died Jan. 7 at New Milford Hospital. He was the husband of Betty (Pryor) MacNeal.
Mr. MacNeal was born in Chicago Sept. 7, 1930. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He lived in New Milford since 1969 and had retired as a social worker for the state of Connecticut in 1995.
He is survived by a son, Arnold Jr.; four brothers, Wendell of Danbury, Richard and Ralph of Colorado and Earl of California; three sisters, Bernadette Slaughter of Indiana, Septima Burnette of Colorado and Katherine Curtis of Michigan.
Memorial services will be held today (Friday) at 2 p.m. in the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford.
Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association, c/o the Westport Gallery, 125 Main St., Westport, CT 06880.
Mary T. Davis, 74, mother of New Milford man
Mary T. Davis, 74, of Bradenton, Fla., died Jan. 6. She was the widow of George E. Davis.
Mrs. Davis was born Oct. 7, 1926, in Bedford, N.Y. She was a longtime resident of Brookfield before moving to Bradenton in June 1998.
Mrs. Davis was an operator for SNET and retired in 1983 after working for them for 33 years.
She is survived by a sister, Helen Malloy of Ocala, Fla.; her mother-in-law, Isabel T. Davis of New Milford; three daughters, Judy Pruitt of Bradenton, Pamela J. Gudim of Arlington, Texas, and Teresa L. McCauley of Antelope, Mont.; a son, Shawn of New Milford; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The Browns Funeral Home in Bradenton is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Brookfield in the spring.
Contributions in her memory can be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.
Anne Cinq-Mars, 66, was a New Milford resident
Anne C. Cinq-Mars, 66, of Aspetuck Avenue, New Milford, died Jan. 5 at New Milford Hospital. She was the wife of Roy H. Cinq-Mars.
Mrs. Cinq-Mars was born May 5, 1934, in Plymouth, a daughter of the late Martin E. and Helen (Alexander) Albrecht.
She was a graduate of Thomaston High School. She was crowned Miss Colombia in 1952 and worked as a supervisor for Spherion Corp. in Southbury.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Joel G. Sawicki of Richfield Springs, N.Y.; three daughters, Joanna D’Agnese of New York, Suzanne Lanty of Maryland and Elizabeth Anne Sawicki of Florida; two sisters, Marion Dwyer of Plymouth and Sylvia Martin of Litchfield; a stepsister, Carla Blacke of Florida; and three grandchildren.
Mrs. Cinq-Mars’ funeral will be held today (Friday) at 9:45 a.m. at Lyons Funeral Home, 46 High St., Thomaston. The funeral will leave the funeral home and proceed to St. Thomas’ Church, Thomaston, for Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the spring.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Southern New England Region, 538 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT 06450-1004; or to the Animal Welfare Society of New Milford, Dodd Road, New Milford, CT 06776.
Helen Burnette, 69, had worked at local hospitals