Anna Staib, 96, had been New Milford resident
Anna M. Staib, 96, died Oct. 26 in the New Milford Nursing Home. She was the widow of Elbert Carl Staib.
Mrs. Staib was born Feb. 26, 1905, in Germany.
She had maintained a home in Brookfield for 65 years and retired to Chestnut Grove in New Milford three years ago.
She came to this country in 1928. She was an avid gardener and provided her family with vegetables and flowers from her gardens.
She was a member of the Sparkling Waters African Flower Club of Stamford and attended the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Danbury.
Mrs. Staib is survived by a son, Eric of Arrowsic, Maine; a daughter, Margaret Leonard of Danbury; her grandchildren, Eileen Leonard and Kathleen Baxter; and a great-grandson, Jack Baxter.
Funeral services will be private and cremation will take place at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.
The Brookfield Funeral Home, was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the New Milford Nursing Home, 19 Poplar St., New Milford, CT 06776.
Coramae ‘Mae’ Ward, 75, was a native of Kent
Coramae “Mae” Ward, 75, of 39 Segar Mountain Road, Kent, died Oct. 28 at The Kent. She was the wife of Henry I. Ward.
Mrs. Ward was born July 9, 1926, in Kent, a daughter of the late Newton F. and Amelia (Wathley) Soule.
She was a lifelong resident of Kent, graduating from the Housatonic Valley Regional High School. She was an X-ray technician at New Milford Hospital for 25 years and worked in the radiology department at Sharon Medical Arts Building for five years.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking, crocheting and in her earlier years, horseback riding.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Ward is survived by a sister, Marcia Bosserman of Kent; five nephews; and two nieces.
A graveside service will take place today (Friday) at 10 a.m. at the Kent Congregational Cemetery.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the New Milford Visiting Nurse Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776.
Anne B. Mahlstedt, 81, longtime New Milfordite
Anne (Boiko) Mahlstedt, 81, formerly of Sunny Valley Road, New Milford, died Oct. 28 at Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the widow of Charles Mahlstedt.
Mrs. Mahlstedt was born Dec. 13, 1919, in New York City, a daughter of the late Stephen and Catherine Boiko.
Before her retirement, she was a secretary for many years with IBM. She had lived in New Milford since 1971 and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of New Milford.
She is survived by three nephews, Theodore and Stephan Boiko and Anthony Linn, and a niece, Catherine Linn.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford handled arrangements.
John Schrader, 55, was brother of local residents
John R. Schrader, 55, of Easton, Mass., died Nov. 17 at the Mass General Hospital in Boston after a short illness. Mr. Schrader had been a resident of Easton for the past 30 years.
Mr. Schrader was born Sept. 12, 1946, in Danbury, the son of the late Robert H. and Sarah Mae (Morse) Schrader.
He was raised and educated in Danbury and was a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy. He recently received a master’s degree in education from Cambridge College.
He was employed by the Hanover, Mass., school system as a social studies teacher at the Hanover High School.
He was the girls’ soccer coach and guided the team to two state championships. He also was the boys’ tennis coach and he coached tennis for all ages in the Summer Tennis Program.
Mr. Schrader was the driver education teacher and the author of “Boundary Breakers.” At the time of his death, he was working on a second publication.
He coordinated the student government program for Hanover High School and was the travel coordinator for the state of Massachusetts for Student Council Conventions.
He received many awards, among them the 1992 Student Council Advisor of the Year in Massachusetts and the 1994 Warren Shull Award for representing New England as Student Council Advisor of the Year.
He also received two awards from the Plymouth County Teachers Association for Professional Service. He was a member of the Hanover, the Massachusetts, the Plymouth County and the National Teachers Association.
He is survived by two brothers, Kevin A. Schrader and Wayne D. Schrader, both of New Milford; two sisters, Donna J. Ward of Warren and Deborah L. McKay of Derby; nine nieces and nephews; two aunts; and two uncles.
A funeral service will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover St., Route 139, Hanover.
Interment will be in Hanover Center Cemetery.
The Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington St., Route 53, Hanover, is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the John R. Schrader Scholarship Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, Box 485, Hanover, MA 02339.
Helen Tanguay, 83, was a longtime Warren resident
Helen May (Harmony) Tanguay, 83, of 40 Sackett Hill Road, Warren, died Nov. 13 at her home. She was the widow of Louis Henry Tanguay.
Mrs. Tanguay was born May 4, 1918, in Lockport, N.Y., daughter of the late Ernest and Olive Harmony. She graduated from Danbury High School and lived in Warren since the early 1940s.
She is survived by a son, Tude of Bantam; three daughters, Ruth Herbert Kennedy of Bantam, Louise Fillinger of Paducah, Ky., and Anna May Shezov Solinenka of Raleigh, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her companion, Arthur Caldwell of New Milford. She was predeceased by a daughter, Charlotte Johnson.
The Colonial Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Warren Ambulance Association, 11 Sackett Hill Road, Warren, CT 06750.
Murray ‘Jack’ Jackson, 93, lived in Bridgewater
Murray “Jack” D. Jackson, 93, of Bridgewater died Nov. 12 at New Milford Hospital. He was the widower of Dorothea (Rossbottom) Jackson, who died in September and to whom he was married for 60 years.
Mr. Jackson was born March 29, 1908, in Canada. He served with distinction with the U.S. Army during World War II.
He married in 1940, and he and his wife began their residency in Connecticut, living in Roxbury on weekends and moving to Bridgewater permanently in 1960.
He started as a runner for Banker’s Trust Company in New York City, working his way up to trust manager until his retirement in 1960. He attended St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Bridgewater.
Mr. Jackson is survived by a brother in Canada and two nephews, one in Canada and Thomas Rossbottom of Bridgewater.
The Colonial Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
Sandy Melatti, 94, had worked for phone company
Sandy Melatti, 94, of Bridgewater died Nov. 19 at the Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Milford. He was the widower of Ruth M. (Purdy) Melatti.
He was born May 12, 1907, in Waterbury, son of the late Nicholas and Concetta (Martinelli) Melatti. He attended Waterbury schools. Mr. Melatti was a graduate of Yale University with a degree in communications.
For 40 years, he was employed by the Southern New England Telephone Company as plant operations supervisor at the New Haven headquarters, retiring in 1967. Mr. Melatti was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
He was an active boating enthusiast and taught for the United States Power Squadron of Norwalk. In earlier years he built boats and was a builder of Crystal Radio sets, which he sold.
Mr. and Mrs. Melatti were active travelers to Hawaii and Florida and enjoyed cruising.
He is survived by a son, Roderick D. Melatti and his wife Patti of Bridgewater; four grandchildren, Robin and her husband Joe Novicky, Tammy and her husband Richard Denike,and Cheryl Melatti, all of Brookfield, and S. Scott Melatti of Bridgewater; three great-grandchildren, Theresa and Richard Denike and Josh Novicky; and several nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by a son, William Melatti, a brother, Frank Melatti, and three sisters, Philomena, Maxine and Katherine.
The Brookfield Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.