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Litchfield County, Connecticut Obituary Collection

Litchfield County, Connecticut Obituary Collection - 2001 - 6

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Date: Saturday, 6 November 2010, at 5:37 p.m.

Anne V. Ridgeway, 88, sister of Roxbury man
Anne V. Ridgeway, 88, died Jan. 31 at the home of her son on Saw Mill Road, New Fairfield. She was the wife of the late Kenneth G. Ridgeway.
Mrs. Ridgeway was born in Allentown, Pa., Aug. 26, 1912, daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (Charkowski) Szymanski.
She moved to Danbury as a child, attended Danbury schools and was a retired employee of the Risdon Manufacturing Co. of Danbury.
In 1980, she and her husband moved to Florida, where she resided until returning to this area in 2000.
Mrs. Ridgeway is survived by three sons, the Rev. Kenneth, S.M., of Brunswick, Maine, Ronald and his wife Marlene of New Fairfield, and Walter and his wife, Margaret of New Fairfield; two brothers, Stanley S. Szymanski and his wife Marion of Roxbury, and Francis S. Szymanski and his wife Doris of Las Cruces, N.M.; seven grandchildren, Ronald and Kenneth Ridgeway, Katie Mead, Margo Faherty, Tara Behrens, Erin Jannuzzi and Heather Herrington; 15 great-grandchildren; and six nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Wallace; two sisters, Irene and Elizabeth and a grandson, Edmund Ridgeway.
The Green Funeral Home of Danbury handled arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 30 West St., Danbury, CT 06810.

C. Russell Hatch, 82, former sexton at St. Mark�s
C. Russell Hatch, 82, of Taylor Street, New Milford, died Feb. 1 at the Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Milford. He was the husband of the late Lyle (Burdick) Hatch.
Mr. Hatch was born in New Fairfield Nov. 29, 1918, son of the late Daniel S. and Charlotte E. (Kast) Hatch.
He attended Danbury schools and spent most of his life living in Brookfield. He moved to New Milford 22 years ago. He had been employed for 20 years for the Pawloski Saw Mill of Bethel as a sawer, retiring at age 62.
Mr. Hatch was a member of St. Mark�s Episcopal Church in Bridgewater and had served as its sexton for several years.
He is survived by a son, Russell and his wife Barbara of New Milford; two daughters, Vivian Wojciechowski and her husband Gordon �Butch� of Bridgewater and Phyllis McNerney and her husband Terrence �Mac� of Danbury; a brother, Daniel and his wife Ruth of Brookfield; a brother-in-law, Ted Malde of Danbury; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his companion, Pauline Wojciechowski.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Mark�s Episcopal Church Capital Improvement Fund, 5 Main St. South, Bridgewater, CT 06752.

Michael Toscano, 36, leaves parents in New Milford
Michael R. Toscano, 36, of 115 Grouse Ridge Lane, Drums, Pa., died Feb. 2 in a single-vehicle accident on Broad Mountain, Nesquehoning Borough. He was the husband of Jessica (DuBois) Toscano.
Mr. Toscano was born in Danbury, the son of Ralph and Noreen (McWilliams) Toscano of New Milford.
He was a member of St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church, Conyngham. He was the golf pro at Woodstone Golf Club, Danielsville, Northampton County, and a member of the Professional Golfers Association.
Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by a daughter, Lauren Toscano; three sisters, Susan Barovich of Needham, Mass., Elizabeth VanBezooijen of Brookfield and Ann Toscano of San Diego, Calif.; maternal grandmother, Virginia Horncastle of Brookfield; paternal grandmother, Florence Toscano of Danbury; and several nieces and nephews.
The Green Funeral Home of Danbury was in charge of local arrangements.

Bettie T. Evans, had lived in New Milford
Bettie (Tite) Evans, 80, died Feb. 1 at Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Milford. She was the wife of Rexford Evans Jr. of 14 Vista Drive, Brookfield.
Mrs. Evans was born in Carbondale, Pa., Dec. 14, 1920, a daughter of the late William and Helen (Correll) Tite.
She attended Carbondale schools and during World War II she was employed for a company that packed parachutes for the military.
She was a resident of Brookfield since August 1997, coming from Binghamton, N.Y. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Brookfield. Mrs. Evans was an active supporter of missionary efforts and a person who loved old church hymns.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Pastor/Chaplain Gary Evans and his wife, Joyce; a sister, Gladys Tite; and three grandchildren, Julie, Pamela and Michael Evans, all of Brookfield.
The Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home of Danbury handled arrangements.

Sophia Ziolkowski, 88, was born in New Milford
Sophia (Tyszkiewicz) Ziolkowski, 88, of 2 Mansfield St. in Bethel, widow of John Ziolkowski, died Feb. 3 at Glen Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Danbury.
Mrs. Ziolkowski was born March 28, 1912 in New Milford, a daughter of the late John and Antonia Duda Tyszkiewicz.
She had lived in Bethel since 1932.
She is survived by a son, John J. Ziolkowski, and his wife, Joan of Danbury; two daughters, Carol Ziolkowski and Alice Ziolkowski, both of Bethel; three brothers, Frank Tyszkiewicz and Stanley Tyszkiewicz, both of New Milford, and Thomas Tyszkiewicz of Enfield; four sisters, Josephine Kosteck of Greenwood, Del., Ann Kasabucki of Elizabeth, N.J., Frances Dahle of Unionville, and Helena Cavanio of Absecon, N.J.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery in New Milford in the spring.
The Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford is in charge of the arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Bethel Visiting Nurse Association, 1 School St., Bethel, CT 06801; or to the Bethel Volunteer Fire Department, 36 South St., Bethel, CT 06801.

Evelyn Thornton, 56, was a Bridgewater resident
Evelyn (Lynn) Ann (Doherty) Thornton, 56, of Bridgewater died Feb. 3 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Wesley E. Thornton.
Mrs. Thornton was the daughter of the late Honorable James P. and Mary Doherty.
She earned a master�s degree in reading/education from Southern Connecticut State University. Her life work was one of her greatest loves, working as a teacher, focusing on early childhood education.
She was an avid tennis player and skilled photographer. Her favorite pastimes included spending time with her family and grandchildren, hiking, gardening, reading and traveling.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Kirsten Thornton of Boston and Heather Watson and her husband Thomas of Thomaston; three grandchildren, Victoria, Elisa and Catriona Watson, all of Thomaston; four brothers, David Doherty of Old Saybrook, James Doherty of Hamden, the Honorable Joseph Doherty of Naugatuck and John Doherty of Underhill, Vt.; two sisters, Mary Ellen Layden of Atlanta, Ga., and Joan Fitch of Northford.
The Sisk Brothers Funeral Home of Hamden was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Interfaith Early Learning Center, 117 Osborne St., Danbury, CT 06810.

Christine Fredericks, 85, mother of local women
Christine (Pinkham) Fredericks, 85, of Candlewood Lake Road North, New Milford, died at Harborside Glen Hill in Danbury Feb. 8. She was the wife of the late Harry Fredericks.
Mrs. Fredericks was born in Cherryfield, Mass., Dec. 8, 1915, daughter of the late James and Ella (Morrison) Pinkham.
She made her home in Bethel since 1942 and moved to Danbury five years ago.
She was employed at Glen Hill as a laundry worker for 23 years, retiring at age 76.
She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, an avid bingo player, and a member of Rebekah Lodge of Ridgefield.
Mrs. Fredericks is survived by three daughters, Elsie Strobino and her husband Jay, Pryde Johnson and Judy Bennett, all of New Milford; six sisters, Edith Hanko of Massachusetts, Maxine Larson, Nellie Davis, Frances Pinkham, Julie Mitchell and Amelia Jones, all of Maine; two brothers, Harmon Pinkham of Nevada and James Pinkham of Maine; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by a son, Walter Fredericks, and siblings Milton Pinkham, Rex Pinkham, Rannie Ware and Alice Pinkham.
The Cornell Memorial Home of Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Ridgefield, at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Fairfield County Chapter, 500 Summer St., Stamford, CT 06901; or to the Alzheimer�s Association, Fairfield County Chapter, 607 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851.

Faith Ann Lambert, 59, leaves sisters in area
Faith Ann Lambert, 59, of 40 Williams St., Danbury, died Feb. 9 at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of the late Armand Norbert Lambert.
Mrs. Lambert was born April 9, 1941, in Danbury, a daughter of the late William J. and Ruth (Mosher) Meade.
She was employed by Stop & Shop Supermarkets, retiring after numerous years of service.
Mrs. Lambert is survived by two daughters, Pauline Lambert of Danbury and Michelle Senter of Albany, Ore.; two sons, Daniel of Manchester, N.H., and Edward of Newtown; six sisters, Carol Bassett of Danbury, Janet Hollister of El Paso, Texas, Janice Webb of Florida, Colleen Murphy of New Milford, Korrine Schaper of Long Island, N.Y., and Terri Buttery of Washington; four brothers, Gary Meade of Henderson, Nev., and Keith Meade Sr., Val Meade and Duane Meade, all of Danbury; five grandchildren, Justin, Matthew, Timothy, Kevin and Corey; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Diane Michinko and a brother, Neil Meade.
The Green Funeral Home of Danbury handled arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492; or to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450.

Robert Crownshaw, 64, brother of New Milfordite
Robert Morris �Pops� Crownshaw, 64, of Margate, Fla., formerly of Woodbury, died Feb. 2.
Mr. Crownshaw was born July 14, 1936, in Woodbury, son of the late George and Dorothy (Lockwood) Crownshaw.
He is survived by three sons, Robert of Waterbury, George of Oakville and Thomas Michaud of Margate; nine daughters, Robin Rowland, Dorothy Bell, Sharon Zesner, Tina Coviello and Rosemary Zesner, all of Waterbury, Linda DaVella of Naugatuck, Lisa Bioski of Pompano Beach, Fla., Tonya Crownshaw of Margate and Angel Boris of Hollywood, Calif.; three brothers, George of Naugatuck, Vernon of Middlebury and Thomas Warner of Seymour and Port Orange, Fla.; three sisters, Dorothy Rosato of New Milford, Katie Veilleux of Watertown and Arlene Wilkas of Woodbury; 30 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of the donor�s choice.

Mary B. Adams, 91, was born in Sherman
Mary B. Adams, 91, of Cloverleaf Farms, Brooksville, Fla., died Feb. 6 at Eastbrooke Health Care Center in Brooksville.
Mrs. Adams was born in Sherman. She moved to Florida 21 years ago from New Milford.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Congregational Church in New Milford.
She is survived by two sons, Theodore and Duane of New Milford; a daughter, Barbara Chappuis of New Milford; a sister, Frances Bucinsley of New Milford; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in New Milford.

Susan Reese, 40, leaves family in New Milford
Susan M. (Krebs) Reese, 40, of John�s Road, Brookfield, died Feb. 11 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Miss Reese was born in Danbury Sept. 13, 1960, daughter of Robert F. Krebs Sr. and Rosemary (Lerose) Russell.
Most of her life was spent in Brookfield. She attended Central Connecticut State University and was a graphic artist, self-employed at Ramor Graphics of Brookfield. She had also worked at Micro Warehouse in Norwalk.
She was a member of St. Joseph�s Church, Brookfield and of the Society of Decorative Painters.
Besides her mother and her stepfather, Thomas G. Russell Sr., both of Brookfield, and her father and his wife, Caterina B. Krebs, both of New Milford, she is survived by two brothers, Robert F. Krebs Jr. of Middletown, N.Y., and Vincent J. Krebs of Brookfield; three stepbrothers, Thomas Russell Jr. of Brookfield, Dean Russell of Cranberry, N.J., and Todd Russell of Danbury; a stepsister, Kathleen Barrett of Starksboro, Vt.; and three nephews, Andrew, Bryan and Michael Krebs.
The Brookfield Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Newington Children�s Hospital, Newington, CT 06111.

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