Frank Peter Servidio
Frank Peter Servidio, age 80, of Newtown, Conn., formerly of Greenwich, Conn., died on March 18, 1999, at Danbury Hospital.
Born in Greenwich on March 15, 1919, he was the son of the late Natale and Maria Servidio. He had been a resident of Newtown for 46 years.
He was a retired sheet metal worker, employed by Triangle Metal Products for over 25 years.
He was best known as Montana, for his guitar and harmonica playing. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He received the Bronze Medal, as well as the Purple Heart. He was a member of the VFW Post in Newtown.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lewis Servidio of Newtown; a son, Frank N. Servidio of Milford, Conn.; a daughter, Catherine Rose Young of Sandy Hook, Conn.; two brothers, Joseph Servidio of Cos Cob, Conn. and Angelo Servidio of Stamford, Conn.; a sister, Rose Swiatowicz of Stamford and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, James and Albert Servidio.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, 10 a.m., at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Greenwich.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Esther (Farrell) McGoldrick, age 95, wife of the late J. Howard McGoldrick former Danbury Police Chief, died at her home in Danbury on Feb. 27, 1999.
She was born in Danbury, April 4, 1903, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary Ann (Haggerty) Farrell.
A lifetime Danbury resident, Mrs. McGoldrick was a member of St. Peter Church.
Her survivors include a daughter, Jean Mahoney of Southbury, CT; a son, Robert L. McGoldrick of West Hartford, CT and his wife Jody; 11 grandchildren, John, Brian, Noreen, Peter Mahoney, Mary Mahoney Jones, Michael, Mark McGoldrick, Maureen McGoldrick Hann, Patrick McGoldrick, Kelly McGoldrick Curran, Christopher McGoldrick; 11 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter Church on Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends will be received at The Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury on Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Friends are asked to please omit flowers. Contributions in Mrs. McGoldrick's memory may be made to the Danbury Visiting Nurse Association, 4 Liberty St., Danbury 06810 or St. Peter Church, 104 Main St., Danbury 06810.
Evelyn M. Shakra
Evelyn M. Shakra of West Church Street, Carlsbad, New Mexico, wife of the late John Shakra, died on Thursday, February 25, 1999, at Carlsbad Medical Center, Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Mrs. Shakra was born in Lawrence, MA, a daughter of the late Thomas and Anna (Abdo) Nassif. She moved to Danbury as a child with her family and attended Danbury schools. She was last employed by the Barden Corporation, retiring in 1978.
Mrs. Shakra was a member of the former Dier-El-Kammar Society, St. Anthony's Ladies Guild and of St. Anthony's Maronite Church of Danbury.
She was a resident of Carlsbad, New Mexico since 1996.
She is survived by two sons; Joseph J. Shakra of Port St. Lucie, FLA and Mal T. Shakra of Carlsbad, New Mexico, her sister-in-law, Mollie T. Nassif of Danbury, as well as six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased, in addition to her husband and parents, by a brother, Frederick T. Nassif and two sisters, Jennie M. McGinnis and Mary A. Ramey.
The Liturgy of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:30AM in St. Anthony's Maronite Church, 17 Granville Avenue, Danbury, with the Rev. Larry Jensen officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.
Friends will be received in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Avenue, Danbury, on Wednesday from 5PM to 8PM.
The Services of Incense will be offered in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home on Wednesday evening at 7:30PM.
Lotta A. Patterson
The death of Lotta A. (Waterbury) Patterson, 86, of 42 South King St., Danbury, occurred at the Bethel Health Care Center Friday afternoon. She was the wife of the late Everett L. Patterson.
Born in Armonk, N.Y., Sept. 6, 1912, she was the daughter of Albert H. and Nellie Husted Waterbury. She moved to Danbury as a child and attended Danbury schools.
Mrs. Patterson had been employed as a waitress at the Marcus Dairy Bar for many years retiring in 1967.
She was a member of the King Street United Church of Christ and the King Street Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary.
Mrs. Patterson is survived by a son, Lewis I. Patterson, and a daughter, Betty A. Zealor, both of Danbury; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday evening at 8:30 at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., with the Rev. Roger Daly, pastor of the King Street United Church of Christ, officiating. Cremation will follow.
Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home Monday evening from 6 to 9. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Bethel Health Care Residents Council, 13 Park Lawn Drive, Bethel, CT 06801.
Edna (Richall) Clem, 84, of Bantam Road, Bantam, CT, died Saturday, Feb. 27th at Morning Star East in New Preston. She was the widow of Peter Clem.
Mrs. Clem was born May 29, 1914 in Norwood, MA, daughter of the late William and Margaret (Connelly) Richall. A resident of Bantam for the past 29 years, she had been employed as a coordinator for the Leukemia Society. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church, a member of the Bantam Historical Society and an avid gardener and animal lover.
She is survived by three sons, Stuart R. Clem of Bantam, Peter R. Clem of Nashua, NH and Roger P. Clem of Ridgefield; a brother, Leonard Richall of Greenwich, NY; a sister, Francine Smith of Walpole, MA; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 2nd, 11:00am at Our Lady of Grace Church, Rt. 202, Bantam. Burial in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery will be in the spring. There are no calling hours. The Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Rd., Litchfield, CT has charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Guild of St. Francis Animal Shelter, 285 Goshen-Sharon Turnpike, Cornwall, CT 06754.
Philip J. Forbes 3rd
The death of Philip J. Forbes 3rd, 56, of 32 Rockwood Lane, Danbury, occurred at the Danbury Hospital Saturday evening after a sudden illness. He was the husband of Carol A. Demchuk Forbes.
Born in Danbury, February 8, 1943, he was the son of Philip J. Forbes, Jr. and the late Bessie Brownell Forbes. He lived in Bethel for 10 years, attended Bethel Schools and was a graduate of Bethel High School. He lived in Danbury most of his life.
Mr. Forbes was a self-employed printer and owner of Forbes Industries for the past 15 years. He had worked prior as a printer for the former Danbury Business Forms.
He was a member of the King Street United Church of Christ and was an avid railway fan and collector of Lionel Model Trains.
Besides his wife and his father of Madison, CT, he is survived by a son, Philip J. Forbes 4th of Danbury; a daughter, Kimberly Forbes of Bethel; a stepson, Mark Repen of Danbury; a stepdaughter, Michelle Maxted and her husband Neil of Bethel; 2 sisters, Linda Lawson and Nancy L'Heureux both of Madison, CT; and 1 niece.
Funeral services will be held at the King Street United Church of Christ Tuesday at Noon with the Rev. Roger Daly, Pastor, officiating. Cremation will follow. There are no calling hours.
The Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St. is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.
Joseph P. Hernon
Joseph Peter Hernon, lifelong resident of New Rochelle, died March 17 at his residence. He was 65. Mr. Hernon was born in New Rochelle on Nov. 3, 1933 to the late Joseph and Christine Byrne Hernon. He was raised in New Rochelle and graduated from Blessed Sacrament High School. Mr. Hernon was a retired carpenter and a member of the Westchester County Chapter of the New York Carpenters Union. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post 8. Mr. Hernon was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church. He is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Havard of Williamsburg, Va. and Linda Bronico of Danbury, Conn.; two nieces and four nephews. Visiting hours will be at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons, Beauchamp Chapel, Shea Place, New Rochelle Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, Blessed Sacrament Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery.
June Ann Knapp
June Ann Knapp, 66, of 331 Connecticut Ave., St. Cloud Fla., died Friday, March 12. Born in Danbury, she was the daughter of Stephen and Anna Wrobel. Mrs. Knapp was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary's Church in Ridgefield. She moved to Central Florida in 1977. Her survivors include her husband, Joseph Knapp of St. Cloud; daughters, Darcy Grondin of Danbury and Dawne Gosselin of New Milford; sons, David Knapp of Danbury, Daryl Knapp of Wylusing, Pa. and Darin and Dayle Knapp of Ridgefield; brothers, Stephen Wrobel of Chester, Vt.., Thomas Wrobel of Danbury and Norman Wrobel of Port Orange, Fla. Mrs. Knapp will live on in her children's and 20 grandchildren's memory and the memory of all those who knew and loved her. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Anthony C. Zaccara, age 66, of 3 Forest Trail, Brookfield, beloved husband and father, passed away on March 7 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after struggling valiantly to recover from a stroke. Born in White Plains, N.Y., on July 6, 1932, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Zaccara.
A man of intellect, wit, and charm, Mr. Zaccara left a loving and close family: his wife of 39 years, Shirley Jean Zaccara, his four children: Jennifer Rafferty of Cohasset, Mass., Leslie Sands and her husband John of Brookfield, Glenn Zaccara and his wife Lindsay of Greenwich, and Adam Zaccara of Brookfield. Mr. Zaccara was devoted to his grandchildren: Cara, Emily, Brooke, Bryce, and Keefe. Residing near one another throughout his life, his siblings Henry Zaccara and Colette Gibbons of Brookfield mourn the loss of their brother. In addition he leaves 21 nieces and nephews.
Mr. Zaccara attended Concordia Preparatory School and Bloomfield College where he received his B.A. in German and Latin in 1952. Joining the Army after college, he brought home with him a respect and dedication for his country and the moral values he hoped would be maintained. Mr. Zaccara continued his education at Bridgeport University where he received a master's in education and a sixth-year certificate. He taught junior and high school English for 12 years at the following schools: Warren Harding High School, Middlebrook Junior High School, Trumbull High School and Newtown High School, where he served as department chair and baseball coach.
With the spirit of an entrepreneur, Mr. Zaccara started three successful businesses. He was a co-founder of the Wipawaug Day Camp in Newtown, part owner of the Fore '91n Aft North of Brewster and the Fore '91n Aft of Westport, and co-owner of Fiddler's Restaurant of Brookfield. Mr. Zaccara's career included several years of selling insurance and real estate for his own company. After 18 years in the private business sector, he returned to his love of teaching for 10 years at the Schaghticoke Middle School in New Milford and retired in 1995.
A true scholar and athlete, Mr. Zaccara's interests included languages, classic films, baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, chess and pinochle. Departing this world one day before the great Joe DiMaggio, Mr. Zaccara was always a fan of the Yankees. In his own baseball career, Mr. Zaccara was known for his switch-hitting and his three-time batting championships at Bloomfield College. He will be missed at the Candlewood Lake Club where he competed in numerous tennis and golf tournaments. His passion for athletics and literature filled his life. With a talent for quoting poetry, Mr. Zaccara often woke his children with Shakespeare: "I can call spirits from the vasty deep/But will they come when you do call?"
Thank you to all of his family and friends for loving Mr. Zaccara, for sharing in his love of life, and for helping him in his last hours. Special thanks to Dr. Bassett who bought the final Valentine that he would sign for Shirley, to the staff at the Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, and to Tim who stood by his children in their time of grief. Farewell dear unmatched father who found in his wife the soul mate and love of his life. We will meet you, one by one, in our field of dreams at the baseball diamond in Stone Harbor. You have the first pitch.
A memorial service will be held at The Congregational Church of Brookfield on March 21st at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Peter M. Wiley officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Congregational Church of Brookfield, Book Of Remembrance Fund, Routes 25 and 133, Brookfield, CT 06804.
Sylvester C. Bowman, age 69, of Danbury, died on Saturday evening, March 13, 1999 at Danbury Hospital, the result of injuries incurred in an automobile accident. He was the husband of the late Sallie (Davis) Bowman.
Mr. Bowman was born in Danbury on December 29, 1929, a son of the late Lester C. and Corrine (Hart) Bowman. A lifelong Danbury resident, he attended local schools and graduated from the Danbury High School, Class of 1948.
Mr. Bowman was employed by various construction firms, and was also employed by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. as an insurance representative. In addition, he was also involved with C.A.C.D., a Danbury-based organization working with people of all ages seeking employment. At the time of his retirement in 1994, Mr. Bowman was employed by the Hat City Paper Co. of Danbury.
Mr. Bowman was a former player and manager of the Hat City Giants, and also a former manager of the Danbury Pirates baseball team. He was a charter member of the Carter L. Marshall Lodge #1556 in Danbury, holding the positions of past Exalted Ruler, Secretary and Treasurer. He was instrumental in the design and construction of the lodge in the 1960s.
Mr. Bowman was a life member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Danbury.
He is survived by his son, Scott Michael Bowman of Lake Charles, La.; two brothers, Wellington C. Morton Sr. of Danbury and Richard Bryant of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Barbara Ann Bowman of Danbury; his granddaughter, Elisa Bowman and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Bowman was predeceased by his brother, Francis Morton Jr.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at noon at the New Hope Baptist Church, Danbury, with the Rev. Aaron Samuels, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the spring at the Elmwood Cemetery in Bethel.
The family will receive friends at the Hull Funeral Home, 60 Division St., Danbury on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Members of the Carter L. Marshall Lodge #1556 will meet at the funeral home for a lodge service at 8 p.m.
Barbara Ann Bambara
Barbara Ann Bambara, a longtime resident of Port Chester, N.Y., died Monday, March 15, 1999 at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Conn. She was 63.
She was born on December 5, 1935 in Congo, Ohio to the late Alexander and Ann Moore Allmashy. She graduated from Greenwich High School in 1954.
Mrs. Bambara was married on October 27, 1957 at Sacred Heart Church in Greenwich, Conn. to Salvatore Bambara.
She was secretary for 15 years at the Rye Brook OB-Gyn Medical Group in Rye Brook, N.Y. She retired this past year.
Mrs. Bambara was a parishioner of the Holy Rosary Church in Port Chester, N.Y.
She is survived by her husband, Salvatore Bambara of Portchester, N.Y.; three daughters, Debbie Bambara of Fairfield, Conn., and Karen and Jackie Bambara of Port Chester, N.Y.; one brother, Alexander Allmashy Jr. of Bethel, Conn.; and one grandson, Kevin Feeney of Port Chester, N.Y.
Visitation will be at the Craft Memorial Home, Inc., 40 Leicester Street, Port Chester, N.Y. on Wednesday and Thursday, March 17 and 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be at the Holy Rosary Church, Don Bosco Place, Port Chester, N.Y. on Friday, March 19 at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at the Saint Mary's Cemetery, Rye Brook, N.Y.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Lyons Place, White Plains, NY 10601.
Gerard J. LeFebvre
The death of Gerard J. LeFebvre, 74, of Seneca Road, Danbury, occurred at the Danbury Hospital on Tuesday morning, March 16, 1999. He was the husband of Rosemarie C. Gaudioso LeFebvre.
Born in Manchester, N.H. on April 23, 1924, he was the son of Raoul and Victoria Pepin LeFebvre. He came to Danbury as a young child and had lived here since. He attended Danbury schools and was a graduate of Danbury High School, Class of 1943.
During World War II Mr. LeFebvre served in the Navy as a Machinist Mate aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Cowpens, and was a recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Campaign ribbon with 12 Battle Stars, the Philippine Liberation ribbon with two stars and the Naval Unit Commendation for outstanding heroism in action against Japanese forces. He served 40 months.
He and Mrs. LeFebvre were married in Danbury at St. Joseph's Church on November 9, 1946.
He had been employed by the E.I. Dupont Company for 30 years as an account manager, retiring in 1987.
Mr. LeFebvre was a member of St. Joseph's Church, The Exchange Club of Danbury, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Board of Directors of the Parking Authority of the City of Danbury and the American Association of Retired Persons. He was a 50-year member of the Padanaram Volunteer Hose Co. and was an avid Metropolitan Opera member for 15 years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Gerard J. LeFebvre Jr. of San Diego, Calif. and his wife Brenda, Paul D. LeFebvre of Danbury and his wife Carol, and John C. LeFebvre of Ridgefield and his wife Deborah; a brother, Robert J. LeFebvre of Danbury; seven grandchildren, Mark, Kim, Kelly, Damian, Janine, Eron and Tim; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church in Danbury on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 30 West St., Danbury 06810 or to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.
John Jasensky, 79, of Heritage Village, formerly of Port Chester, N.Y., husband of Anna (Moro) Jasensky, died Monday, March 15, 1999 at Mediplex of Southbury.
Mr. Jasensky was born on December 6, 1919 in Byram, Conn., son of Dines and Pauline (Ciernicka) Jasensky. Mr. Jasensky was a retired production assistant with the 7-Up Bottling Company and was an Army veteran, serving in World War II.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Robert Jasensky of Rockville Center, N.Y., John Jasensky of Mundelein, Ill. and Frank Jasensky of Danbury and by five grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., in the daily chapel of Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main St. South, Southbury. Entombment will be in the Shrine of Memories Mausoleum in Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, N.Y.
Calling hours are Wednesday, 4:30 to 9 p.m., in the daily chapel of Sacred Heart Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, P.O. Box 686, Southbury, CT 06488 or to the Mediplex of Southbury, Resident Recreation Fund, South Britain Road, Southbury, CT 06488.
The Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 235 Main St. North is in charge of arrangements.