William H. Lang, 78, was a New Milford resident
William H. Lang, 78, of New Milford died Jan. 26 at The Kent Specialty Care Facility. He was the husband of Patricia (Howland) Lang.
Mr. Lang was born April 30, 1923, in Germany, a son of the late Henry J. and Anna (Beyer) Lang.
He and his family emigrated to Woodstock, Vt., where he was raised on the family homestead. He was a graduate of the Woodstock High School.
He moved to New Milford as a young man and worked for the Arthur H. Howland Co. as a surveyor and title searcher.
He was an active member of the Northville Baptist Church.
Besides his wife, Mr. Lang is survived by two sons, David of New Milford and Philip of Kent; a daughter, Amy Morrison of New Milford; a brother, John of Feeding Hills, Mass.; a sister, Mary Ann Eigenbrod of Suffield; and four grandchildren, Rebecca Lang and Emily, Elizabeth and Michael Morrison.
The Colonial Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northville Baptist Church, 9 Little Bear Hill Road, New Milford, CT 06776, or to The Kent Specialty Facility Center, 46 Maple St., Kent, CT 06757.
Carl Pribanic, 73, was father of New Milford man
Carl Pribanic, 73, of 51 Grove St., Stamford, died Jan. 28 at Stamford Hospital.
Mr. Pribanic was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., May 26, 1928, a son of the late Victor and Anna Pribanic.
He moved with his family in 1932 from Pennsylvania and settled in Stamford, where he attended Stamford schools. He was a U.S. Merchant Marine, having served during World War II.
Mr. Pribanic was a self-employed carpenter.
From 1957 to 1961, Mr. Pribanic resided in Ridgefield, later returning to Stamford.
He was a founding member of the Glenbrook Athletic Club and was an avid bowler, fisherman and hunter. He was also a Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
He is survived by a daughter, Carla A. Palmer of Ridgefield; three sons, Russell V. Pribanic of New Milford and Carl J. Pribanic and Victor C. Pribanic, both of Stamford; a brother, Douglas Pribanic of Ridgefield; two sisters, Lucille Peatt of Ridgefield and Harriet Komsta of Stamford; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Pribanic.
Graveside funeral services will take place tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ridgefield.
Friends will be received tonight (Friday) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kane Funeral Home, 41 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.
Contributions in Mr. Pribanic’s memory may be made to the Bennett Cancer Center, Stamford Health Foundation, Inc., 2015 West Main St., Stamford, CT 06902.
Sylvia J. Germano, 85, mother of New Milfordites
Sylvia J. Germano, 85, of Norwalk, died Jan. 29 at the Norwalk Hospital. She was the wife of Joseph M. Germano.
Mrs. Germano was born in Boston June 20, 1916, daughter of the late Dr. John de la Parra and Marie Garcia de la Parra.
She was co-owner with her husband of A&J Express and J&S Trucking, both in Danbury.
Mrs. Germano was also past president of the Stamford, Norwalk and Danbury Traffic Transportation, a former school crossing guard and a justice of the peace.
She was also the “Queen of Norwalk” for its 300th and 350th anniversaries.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Joseph M. Germano Jr. of New Milford; five daughters, Joanne Ryzak of Brookfield, Carol Murone of New Milford, Theresa Wood of Norwalk, Ruth Fanali of Saratoga, Calif., and Noreen Nolan of Rifle, Colo.; a brother, Eugene de la Parra of New Jersey; a sister, Diane Lagana of Dumont, N.J.; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, David and John de la Parra, and two sisters, Adele Holmes and Louise Arcudi.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today (Friday) at 10 a.m. at St. Jerome Church, 23 Half-Mile Road, Norwalk. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Norwalk.
The Magner Funeral Home in Norwalk is in charge of the arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492-1800.
Thomas Onorato, 55, was a New Milford resident
Thomas Onorato, 55, of Rocky Hill and New Milford died Jan. 19 at Rocky Hill Veterans Hospital.
Mr. Onorato was born Oct. 20, 1946, to the late Salvatore and Catherine (Barry) Onorato of New Milford.
He attended New Milford schools and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.
He is survived by a sister, Shirley Lollie and her husband Robert of Danbury; four nieces, Catherine Adams of West Haven, Karen Lollie of Danbury, Barbara Tucker of New Fairfield, and Marianne Flanagan of New Milford; two nephews, Francis Lollie of Brookfield and Robert Lollie Jr. of Bethel; two aunts, Mary Wojciechowski of New Milford and Armenia McAuley of Cincinnati, Ohio; an uncle, Jules Onorato of Peoria, Ariz.; and many cousins, great-nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in the spring.
Ernest A. McQuilkin, 75, was father of residents
Ernest Austin McQuilkin, 75, of 54 Center St., Wethersfield, died Jan. 26 at Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Milford. He was the widower of Mary (Cook) McQuilkin.
Mr. McQuilkin was born Oct. 4, 1926, in Solon, Maine, son of the late Maurice and Abbie (Wiley) McQuilkin.
He was a veteran of both the Korean War and Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Air Force.
After retiring from the service, he was a psychiatric aide at the former Fairfield Hills Hospital, and at the state hospital in Middletown.
Mr. McQuilkin lived for a number of years in Bethel and Middletown before moving to Wethersfield. While in Bethel, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 149 of Danbury.
He is survived by two sons, Randy and Michael of New Milford; a daughter, Nana Humphrey of New Milford; two sisters, Phyllis Knolton of Norgewalk, Maine, and Ann Miller of Madison, Maine; his longtime companion, Betty Smith of Wethersfield; six grandchildren; and a great grandchild.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
Louise Gaboardi, 86, mother of New Milfordite
Louise B. Gaboardi, 86, of 167 Triangle St., Danbury, died Jan. 23 at Glen Hill Harborside. She was the wife of Theodore B. Gaboardi.
Mrs. Gaboardi was born Oct. 21, 1915, in Danbury, a daughter of the late Alois and Bertha (Sachner) Wischenbart.
She was employed as an inspector for the former Davis & Geck Company, retiring after 27 years of service.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Carol and her husband Donald Ukers of New Milford and Rosemary and her husband Steven Schein of Carol Stream, Ill.; a grandson, Donald Ukers III of Meriden; and several nieces and nephews.
The Green Funeral Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity on one’s choice.
Marion E. Mohan, 84, had worked at K-C
Mrs. Marion E. (Lyman) Mohan, 84, of Grant Street, Torrington, died Jan. 29 at Litchfield Woods Health Care Center in Torrington. She was the widow of Philip H. Mohan, Sr.
Mrs. Mohan was born July 31, 1917, in Whitehall, N.Y., daughter of the late Ray Chester and Mary (Wheeler) Lyman.
She was retired from the Kimberly-Clark Company in New Milford after 23 years of employment. A former resident of New Milford, she moved to Torrington in 1978. She loved gardening.
She is survived by one son, Erwin A. Mohan of Torrington; four daughters, Ruth L. Nasturwich of Bridgewater, Frances J. Thomas of Willsboro, N.Y., and Sharon A. Sheagren and Sandra L. Gillotti, both of Torrington; one sister, Olive Tracy of Dade City, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Philip H. Mohan Jr., and seven brothers and sisters.
The Nutting-Rowe Funeral Home in Torrington was in charge of the arrangements.
Walter J. Slater, 47, was a New Milford resident
Walter J. Slater, 47, of New Milford died Dec. 23 at Hartford Hospital. He was the husband of Linda Slater.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Alex, of New Milford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a custodial account established for Alex’s education, c/o BSB Bank and Trust, 273 Main St., Binghamton, NY 13905.
Inge Morath, 77, photographer, wife of playwright Arthur Miller
Inge Morath, 77, who had been married for four decades to Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Arthur Miller of Roxbury, died Jan. 30 at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Ms. Morath was born in 1923, in Graz, Austria. She was involved as a photographer, a writer or both in the publication of more than two dozen books.
Mrs. Morath moved to Paris in the late 1940s to work as an editor for the photography agency Magnum Photos, with which she remained affiliated for the rest of her life.
She spent the next 10 years working as a photographer for Magnum and traveled throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
She married Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Arthur Miller in 1962 and settled in New York City and Roxbury.
Ms. Morath focused her attention on the Soviet Union and China in the 1970s and 1980s.
Her awards included the Austrian State Prize for Photography, the Gold Medal of the National Art Club and the Medal of Honor in Gold of the City of Vienna.
While many of Mrs. Morath’s collections included portraits of celebrities and world leaders. Her most recent collection of photos, published in 2000, was made between 1959 and 1963 in collaboration with the artist Saul Steinberg.
The photos are of many of Mrs. Morath’s and Mr. Steinberg’s famous friends hiding behind masks.
Georgianna Manganaro, 90, mother of local woman
Georgianna Manganaro, 90, of 103 Cemetery Hill Road, West Cornwall, died Feb. 1 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington. She was the widow of Ernest J. Manganaro.
Mrs. Manganaro was born July 24, 1911, in Waterbury, daughter of the late Joseph and Emma Therrien.
She and her husband owned and operated Parkway Drug Store for many years. She also worked for her daughter at JoAnn’s Berkshire Country Store in Warren.
She bowled in the senior league in Waterbury and was a member of the Watertown Golf Club.
Mrs. Manganaro is survived by two daughters, Kathryn Bryant of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and JoAnn Dethier of Warren; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The Maiorano Funeral Home of Waterbury was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Connecticut Affiliate Inc., 300 Research Pkwy., Meriden, CT 06451.
Elsie Armentano-DiBenedetto, 76, of Danbury
Elsie Armentano-DiBenedetto, 76, of Memorial Drive, Danbury, died Feb. 2 at Mediplex of Danbury. She was the wife of Peter DiBenedetto.
Mrs. Armentano-DiBenedetto was born Dec. 31, 1925, in Pelham, N.Y., a daughter of the late Joseph and Elsie (Armstrong) Luiso.
She moved to Danbury in 1960 and lived there until her death. She was a retired employee of Pride Cleaners in Danbury and was an avid bingo enthusiast.
She is survived by three sons, Daniel and Robert Armentano of Danbury and Peter DiBenedetto of Brookfield; five daughters, Donna Bloom and her husband Brian, Penny Romaine and her husband Herbie and Monica Cottrell and her husband Jeff, all of Danbury, Linda Farnham of Springfield, Mass., and Mary Ann Belcourt and her husband Lenny of New Milford; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Daniel Armentano, a daughter, Dolores Palumbo, and several brothers and sisters.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.
The Green Funeral Home of Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06050.