Helen J. Burnette, 69, of Gilmore Court, Jaffrey, N.H., died Jan. 5 at the Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, N.H., after a long illness. She was the widow of John Martelle Burnette.
Mrs. Burnette was born Dec. 9, 1931, in Danbury, daughter of John and Catherine (Dominauckus) Kachur.
She was a 1949 graduate of Danbury High School and had graduated from the Henry Abbott Technical School of Nursing as a licensed practical nurse in 1970.
She had worked at New Milford Hospital and Danbury Hospital and lived in the New Milford area until moving to Jaffrey in February of 2000 to be closer to her daughters.
Mrs. Burnette had been a longtime member and deaconess at the Danbury-Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church in Bethel. She had also been active in cub scouting as a den leader for many years and had belonged to the Civil Air Patrol.
Besides her mother, she is survived by a son, John Jr. of Bristol; three daughters, Lori C. Rushia of Gardner, Mass., Maureen Colby of Jaffrey, N.H., and Barbara Sharpe of New Ipswich, N.H.; 11 grandchildren, a great-grandson; two sisters, Nancy Brougel of New Milford and Joyce Kachur of Middletown; two brothers, John Kachur of North Carolina and Donald Kachur of Newtown; many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Burial will be in the spring at the Morningside Cemetery in Gaylordsville.
The family welcomes flowers. However, memorial contributions may also be made to the Building Funds of either the Danbury-Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church, 65 Turkey Plain (Route 53) Bethel, CT 06801; or to the Gardner Seventh-day Adventist Church, 100 Colony Road (Route 140), Gardner, MA 01440.
The Cournoyer Funeral Home of Jeffrey, N.H., and the Colonial Funeral Home of New Milford are in charge of arrangements.
Joseph F. Martin, 76, was a Canterbury graduate
Joseph F. Martin, 76, of Brewster, N.Y., formerly of Yonkers, N.Y., died Jan. 7 in Danbury after a short illness. He was the husband of Mildred (Wallin) Martin.
Mr. Martin was born May 3, 1924, in New York City to Joseph Louis and Shirley (Stein) Martin. He graduated from Canterbury School in New Milford and attended Dartmouth College for three years.
After military service, he completed his education and received a BS degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Martin was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Marines and later as a navigator in the U.S. Navy Air Corps, stationed in Hawaii.
Mr. Martin was in the oil and gas production business with Wichita River Oil Inc., Wichita Falls, Texas, and later was president of Graokla Gas Corporation in Wichita Falls.
He was one of the former partners in the ownership of Vails Grove Golf Course, Brewster, N.Y., and served on the Board of Directors for many years as treasurer. Mr. Martin was a member of the North Salem Senior Citizens and the Westchester Glass Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister-in-law, Dorothy (Wallin) Chase; a niece, Diana Chase Altobelli; four nephews, Stewart E. Chase, William J. and Christopher J. Maloney and Robert Von Stein; five grandnieces and one grandnephew, Madeline and Samuel Chase, Christina and Lauren Maloney, Kathryn and Margaret Maloney. He was predeceased by his sister, Shirley (Martin) Maloney, in 1995.
A funeral service will be held today (Friday) at 11 a.m. at Beecher Funeral Home, l Putnam Ave., Brewster, with the Rev. S. Burtner Ulrich officiating. Interment at Oakland Cemetery in Yonkers will be private.
Contributions in his memory may be made for Macular Degeneration Research and mailed to Dr. John Doorish, 1581 East 12th St., Brooklyn, NY 11230.
Dr. Ernst Bulova, 98, was Bucks Rock Camp founder
Dr. Ernst Bulova, 98, died Jan. 11 at his home in New Milford. He was the husband of the late Ilse Bulova and Herta Schleich.
Dr. Bulova was born in Vienna in 1902 and settled with his wife Ilse in Berlin.
He was trained in the Montessori teaching method and became the principal of an experimental school. He also authored several books, wrote and directed radio plays, and broadcast a weekly radio hour over Berlin Radio.
In 1933, the Bulovas left Germany for England, where they became co-directors of a school and he was able to complete his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Vienna. They came to the United States in 1940, where Dr. Bulova began a psychotherapy practice. He and his wife founded the Bucks Rock Work Camp for teenagers in the Merryall District of New Milford in 1942 during World War II and ran it for more than 30 years.
Generations of campers and counselors have related how meaningful and influential their experiences at Bucks Rock were in their lives.
Dr. Bulova continued to participate in the life of the camp, now under new ownership, through this past summer.
He was active in the American Camping Association for many years as well as the Child Guidance League of New York.
His long marriage to Ilse ended with her death in 1987. His second marriage, to Herta Schleich, ended with her death after eight years. Attending at the time of his death was his friend and caregiver, Maxine Parsons.
Dr. Bulova is survived by a son, Dr. Stephen Bulova and his wife Eleanor of Philadelphia; a daughter, Joanna and her husband Vincent Slimforte of Jamaica, West Indies; two granddaughters, Gwendolyn Petti and Susan O�Donnell; two grandsons, Simon Stack and Peter Bulova; and four great-grandchildren.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Watt, 87, mother of Spectrum reporter
Margaret Emily (Clarke) Watt, 87, died Jan. 13 at Extendicare Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. She was the wife of Archie Watt. Mrs. Watt was a kindergarten and primary school teacher in Long Branch, Ontario, before her marriage in 1941. She had been active in Sunday School work and women's organizations in Oakwood United and Deer Park United Churches in Toronto, Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral, Fla., and Trinity United Church in Peterborough. When she was president of the Women�s Missionary Society in Deer Park United Church, she was presented with a life membership in the United Church Women of the United Church of Canada. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Greater New Milford Spectrum reporter Lynda Wellman and her husband William of New Milford, and Lorraine Poce and her husband Paul of Mississauga, Ontario; four grandchildren, Lori Ellis and her husband Terry, and Jim, Jennifer and Sarah Wellman. She will be sadly missed by her brothers-in-law and her sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to acknowledge with thanks the dedicated and loving care provided by the staff of Extendicare to Mrs. Watt during the many years of her illness in the nursing home. Cremation took place at Rosemount Memorial Gardens and Crematorium. A private family service and interment will take place at a later date at Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto. The Nisbett Funeral Home of Peterborough is in charge of arrangements. Contributions in her memory may be made to the National Alzheimer's Society, 919 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, Ill.; or to Trinity United Church Benevolent Fund, Peterborough, ON. K9J5H9.
Timothy Larmore, 17, lifelong New Milford resident
Timothy James Larmore, 17, of New Milford died Jan. 13 in New Milford as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Timothy was born in New Milford July 25, 1983, a son of Merton Larmore III and Michelle Masse Larmore.
He was a lifelong resident of New Milford, and a student at the New Milford Alternative High School.
In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by two brothers, Merton Larmore IV and Matthew Larmore, both of New Milford; a sister, Tiffany Larmore of New Milford; his grandparents, Merton and Mary Larmore of Fort Henry, Fla., and Allen and Arlene Burch Jr. of New Milford; his great-grandmother, Irene Card of Canaan; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will take place tomorrow (Saturday) at noon at Bible Baptist Church on Route 7 in New Milford, with the Rev. Thomas Burris officiating.
To assist the family with expenses, memorial may be made to the Timothy J. Larmore Fund, c/o NewMil Bank, P.O. Box 600, New Milford, CT 06776.
Ann Elizabeth Cheney, 67, was active in Warren
Ann Elizabeth (Butler) Cheney, 67, of 235 Kent Road, Warren, died Jan. 15 at the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington. She was the wife of Theodore Kenneth Cheney.
Mrs. Cheney was born Feb. 26, 1933, in New York City, daughter of the late Patrick James and Maryann (McKiernan) Butler.
She was a bookkeeper in her husband's business, Ted's Tractor Service. She was also a retired secretary from the Kent School.
Mrs. Cheney was a deputy registrar for the town of Warren, a Democratic checker for Warren elections, a member of the Warren Volunteer Fire department Ladies Auxiliary and organizer of its pancake breakfast.
Mrs. Cheney was an avid bingo player and a longtime member of the Warren Congregational Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Patti Ann Cheney-Delmonte of Litchfield, Theresa Mary Cheney of Wingdale, N.Y., Laurie Jane Cheney-Potter of Warren and Mary Ann Cheney of Long Island City, N.Y.; a brother, James Butler of Ocean, N.J.; three grandchildren, Jason Allen Potter, Amy Leigh Potter and Dwight David Pelkey; and a great-grandchild, Haleigh Marie Jandro. She was predeceased by a son, Patrick Kenneth Cheney.
Burial will take place in the spring at the New Warren Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897; or to the Warren Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, 11 Sackett Hill Road, Warren, CT 06757.
Charles Judson, 12, honor student at Schaghticoke
Charles 'CJ' Wilbur Judson Jr., 12, of New Milford died Jan. 13 at Danbury Hospital. CJ was born Feb. 19, 1988, in New Milford, a son of Carol Lynn Ucker of New Milford and of Charles W. Judson.
He was an honor student at Schaghticoke Middle School in New Milford.
Besides his mother and father, he is survived by four sisters, his twin sister, Nicole Judson, Chaslene Judson and Rachel Oster, all of New Milford, and Tina Martel of Canaan; his grandmother, Maria Deligue, and step-grandfather Sandy Deligue, of Florida; his grandfather, Ralph Judson Sr. of Gaylordsville; and two nieces, Hailey Lynn Stevens and Elizabeth Oster.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at noon at the Bible Baptist Church, New Milford, with the Rev. Thomas Burris officiating.
To assist the family with expenses, contributions in his memory may be made to the Charles Judson Fund, c/o NewMil Bank, P.O. Box 600, New Milford, CT 06776.
Ralph Trapanese, 86, father of New Milford woman
Ralph F. Trapanese Sr., 86, died Jan. 9 at the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration Nursing Home in Charleston, S.C. He was the husband of Velma Trapanese.
Mr. Trapanese was born in Detroit Dec. 15, 1914.
He moved to Ossining, N.Y., in the early 1920s and then moved to Myrtle Beach, S.C., in 1973. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy. He was also a life member of the Ossining Fire Department, Monitor Hose No. 4.
Besides his wife, Mr. Trapanese is survived by a daughter, Linda Kamp of New Milford; a son, Ralph Jr. of Montrose, N.Y.; a sister, Lillian Slagle of Brownville Junction, Maine; a sister, Theresa Strack of Lady Lake, Fla.; a brother, James of Vero Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Trapanese was predeceased by his first wife, Mae (Reilly) Trapanese, in 1967.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Ann�s Church in Ossining, N.Y., Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Ralph H Johnson VA Nursing Home and mailed to the Nursing Home c/o Chaplain John Painter, 109 Bee St., Charleston, SC 29401.
Adela Danzig Reese, 83, was hospital volunteer
Adela Danzig Reese, 83, of New Milford died at her home Jan. 13. She was the wife of Dr. Joseph E. Reese of New Milford.
She was born in Yonkers, N.Y., Aug. 6, 1917, the daughter of the late Henry and Hannah Gurian. Mrs. Reese was married for 37 years to the late Dr. Samuel Danzig prior to her marriage to Mr. Reese.
Mrs. Reese was a volunteer at New Milford Hospital for 21 years. She was a member of Temple Sholom.
In her youth, she was an avid horseback rider and trainer. She had a deep affection for animals and nature.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter-in-law, Margaret Danzig; two grandsons, David Danzig and Joshua Danzig and his wife, Giselli Danzig; her step-daughters, M. Fran Reese and Margaret R. Williamson; and her step-grandchildren, Patrick D. Williamson, Meghan E. Williamson and Kathleen M. Williamson; and many loving friends and neighbors.
Her funeral was held at Temple Sholom, with burial at the United Jewish Center Cemetery in Brookfield. The Rabbi Vivian Mayer conducted the service.
The Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford was in charge of the arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Temple Sholom, 122 Kent Road, New Milford, CT 06776; to the New Milford Hospital Foundation, 21 Elm St., New Milford, CT 06776; or to the charity of one�s choice.
Jennie M. Chappuis, 94, was lifelong local resident
Jennie (Monroe) Chappuis, 94, formerly of Warren, died Jan. 9 at the Adams House Health Care in Torrington. She was the widow of Charles M. Chappuis.
Mrs. Chappuis was born Dec. 12, 1906, in Washington, daughter of the late George and Minnie (Petersen) Monroe.
She spent her entire life in the Washington/Warren area.
She is survived by a son, George, and his wife Alyce of Warren; a daughter, Linda C. Stickles of Richmond, N.H.; a sister, Mary Morey of Torrington; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three sons, Warren, Alan and Gordon and a daughter, June C. Whitehead. A graveside service will be held in the New Warren Cemetery in the spring.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford handled arrangements.
Elizabeth Toone, 84, had retired to New Milford
Elizabeth T. Toone, 84, died Jan. 13 at Ashlar of Newtown. She was the widow of Robert G. Toone. Mrs. Toone was born Oct. 27, 1916, in Hawley, Pa., a daughter of the late Thomas T. and Georgia (Teeter) Tuttle.
She was raised in Norwalk, where she lived for over 50 years.
Mrs. Toone was a proofreader and worked for various publications, including the Darien Review, the Bennington Banner and Code-Nast Publishers.
She also worked as the secretary to the vice principal of Norwalk High School.
Mrs., Toone retired to Arlington, Vt., for 10 years and then to Pt. St. Lucie, Fla., and finally to New Milford.
She was a member of the Pt. St. Lucie Chamber of Commerce and an active member of the Eastern Star both in Connecticut and Vermont; a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees; and a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church.
She is survived by four daughters, Judith McCartney of Delaware, Ohio, Carol Woodruff of Brookfield, Joan Toone-Setzer of Newington and Deborah Kalwat of Walnut Grove, N.C.; a brother, Thomas Tuttle of Highland, Calif.; a sister, Georgia Stabell of Ridgefield; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held today (Friday) at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, New Milford. The family invites all to join them in a luncheon preceding the service at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Ft. Pierce, Fla. at the convenience of the family. The Hull Funeral Service of Danbury handled arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road, New Milford, CT 06776; or to Ashlar of Newtown, Quality of Life Fund, P.O. Box 505, Newtown, CT 06470.
Arline Zarr, 97, longtime New Milford resident
Arline W. Zarr, 97, died Jan. 7. Mrs. Zarr had been a resident of New Milford for over 60 years. She was born Jan. 10, 1903, in Stamford to Clarice and Frederick White.
Mrs. Zarr was a member of the First Congregational Church of New Milford. Friends say she will be remembered for her conversation and her lovely teas.
She moved to Utica, N.Y., in 1999 to be closer to her niece and family.
Mrs. Zarr was predeceased by her husband of 33 years, Lester H. Zarr, and by her brother, the Rev. Sterling S. White.
Her family would like to note appreciation for the caring and support of Charlotte and Ken Fleet, Vi and Clarence Burden, Mary and Fred Daniels, and the staff at the New Milford Nursing Home, all of whom made it possible for her to have a pleasant and long life into her 90s. As she stated many times, she �had a happy life.�
Interment will be at Selleck Corners, New Canaan, in the spring, as decided by the family.
Hull Funeral Service, 60 Division St., Danbury, is in charge of the arrangements.
Julio Petrini, 75, father of New Milford woman
Julio A. Petrini, 75, of Old Lantern Road, Danbury, died Jan. 12 at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Janet (Natalie) Petrini.
Mr. Petrini was born in Greenville, Miss., April 21, 1925, son of the late Ernest and Rose (Radicioni) Petrini. He moved to Connecticut as a child and resided in Branchville prior to moving to Danbury in 1966.
He was a retired postal worker, having worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 38 years. He later worked for the Nash Engineering Co. in Norwalk for seven years and retired in 1993. Mr. Petrini was a graduate of Henry Abbott Regional Technical School in Danbury and had served with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II.
He was a member of St. Peter Church, the AARP and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post No. 98 in Branchville. He was also an avid golfer.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Joann Petrini (Leopold) of Stamford, Lori Colley of New Milford and Julie Franson of West Hartford; three brothers, Arduino of Ridgefield and Vin and Gene, both of West Redding; a sister, Evelyn Waters of Reston, Va.; two grandsons, Evan Colley and Jacob Colley; and several nieces and nephews.
The Green Funeral Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the American Red Cross, 2 Terrace Place, Danbury, CT 06810; or to the Patient Recreation Fund at Pope John Paul II Health Care Center, 33 Lincoln Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.