Charles A. St. Arnauld
Charles A. St. Arnauld, 75, husband of the late Margaret (Griffin) St. Arnauld of Heritage Village, Southbury, and formerly of Newtown, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in Waterbury Hospital.
He was born in Waterbury, Dec. 7, 1923, a son of Arthur and Emily (Daly) St. Arnauld. He was a graduate of Wilby High School, Class of 1941, and the University of New Haven, where he earned an associate's degree. Mr. St. Arnauld was employed from 1942 to 1980 for SNET. His last position was as district construction superintendent. A World War II Army veteran, he participated in the Normandy invasion and the Rhineland and Ardennes Campaigns.
Mr. St. Arnauld was a resident of Newtown for 30 years prior to moving to Southbury. He was a former member and Chairman of the Newtown Police Commission, a former member of the Newtown Board of Fire Commissioners and the Newtown Democratic Town Committee. He served as an adult leader of Boy Scout Troop 270.
He is survived by two sons, William St. Arnauld of New Milford and Paul St. Arnauld of Medford, N.J.; three sisters, Frances Iacovino, Ethel Griffin and Claire Trafford, all of Waterbury, and three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 15, 1999, at 10 a.m. from the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown, and at 10:30 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in Newtown Village Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Lowell B. Kelly
Lowell B. Kelly, age 67, formerly of Railroad Street. New Milford, died on Thursday at the Candlewood Valley Care Center, New Milford, Conn. He was the husband of the late Billie (Puckett) Kelly.
Mr. Kelly was born in Allagash, Maine, January 7, 1932, of the late Lanson and Lucy (Kelly) Kelly. He graduated from elementary school in Allagash and attended the Madawaska Training School, in Fort Kent, Maine. A resident of New Milford for most of his life, he was employed with the Waters Construction Co. in New Milford for more than 25 years and was a member of the Teamsters Union #478. Mr. Kelly was also a U.S. Army veteran of WW II.
Mr. Kelly is survived by two daughters: Sonya Kelly, of Niantic, Conn., and Tammy Kelly, of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; two sisters: Elva K. Brewer, of Lauderhill, Fla., and Sarah A. Simmons, of Friendship, Maine; two grandchildren: Shawn and Samantha Bridgham, of New Milford, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Kelly was predeceased by his daughter, Randi Lyn Kelly, and his two brothers, William and Hollis Kelly.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 15, at the Colonial Funeral Home, 87 Park Lane Road, New Milford, Conn., at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Center Cemetery, New Milford.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 1:30 p.m., until the time of the service.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 40 North St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Madalena F. Petroni
Madalena Frattini Petroni, 98, formerly of 7 Ivy Hill Road, Ridgefield, died Thursday at Glen Hill in Danbury after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Gino Petroni.
Mrs. Petroni was born July 15, 1900, in San Lorenzo en Campo, Italy. She was the daughter of Guiseppe and Maria Pugnali Frattini. She emigrated to the United States in 1925 and settled in Ridgefield.
Mrs. Petroni was a member of the Italian American Ladies Mutual Aid Society and St. Mary's Church, both in Ridgefield. She was an employee with the Ridgefield Public School System for more than 20 years.
Survivors include one son, Judge Romeo G. Petroni of Hamden, one daughter, Mary P. Hanrahan of Washington, D.C. Three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Ridgefield with the Rev. Robert P. Morrissey, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kane Funeral Home, 41 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Petroni's memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Ridgefield, 90 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877.
Norman Erickson, 56, of 100 Sawyer Hill Road, New Milford, Conn., a well-known barber in New Preston for 32 years, died Thursday, March 11, at New Milford Hospital after a long illness. He was the husband of Marylou (Allen) Erickson.
Mr. Erickson was born February 17, 1943, in Washington, Conn., son of Harry and Lillian (Peterson) Erickson of Washington. He graduated from the old Washington High School in 1962. He attended barber school in Hartford. He was an avid bowler and golfer, and a member of the Odd Fellows.
Mr. Erickson was a member of the New Preston Congregational Church and served on the Board of Trustees and the Board of Deacons.
Besides his wife of 34 years and his parents, he leaves a son, Roger of Sulphur, La.; two daughters, Brenda Murdzek of East Hartford and Kim Humiston of New Milford; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the New Preston Congregational Church. Private burial will be in New Preston Cemetery in the spring.
Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450, or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 100, Wallingford, CT 06492.
The Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford, CT, is in charge of arrangements.
Helen Julia Roxanne Walker, 77, formerly of Bethel, Conn., died Friday at New Milford Hospital.
She was born in Bethel, June 13, 1921, a daughter of Duncan and Lila (Kisselbrack) Walker.
Miss Walker attended Bethel schools and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Bethel. She later moved to New York. She was an executive for Air Canada for many years and retired from the Junior League Department at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
She is survived by a brother, Ambrose Mullaney of Rhode Island and a sister, Jean Ann Nonnamaker of California and nieces and nephews.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association Connecticut Affiliate, Inc., 300 Research Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492, or to the American Lung Association of Connecticut, 45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108.
Funeral arrangements are private and under the direction of the Tomlinson Homestead, 336 Main Street, Danbury.
Anthony J. Azzarito Sr.
The death of Anthony J. Azzarito Sr., 70, of 13 Powder Horn Hill Road, Brookfield, occurred at the Danbury Hospital on Thursday morning, March 11, 1999. He was the husband of Catherine Salik Azzarito.
Born in Danbury on Sept. 30, 1928, he was the son of Frank and Sarah Gabriel Azzarito. He spent his youth in Danbury and was a graduate of Danbury High School. He moved to Bethel, where he lived for six years, then moved to Brookfield 32 years ago.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Marine Corps for two years in the occupation of China and in the Asiatic Pacific areas.
He had owned and operated Tony's Esso Service Center in Bethel for 12 years and later worked for the C.R. Gibson Co. in Norwalk, where he was customer service manager, retiring in 1990. He had also served as manager of the Fine Arts Theatre in Brookfield, and at John's Automotive Service Center and the Brookfield Bowling Lanes.
He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brookfield, the Hat City Detachment of the Marine Corps League, of which he was past commandant, and The China Marines. He was chairman of the Brookfield Parks and Recreation Commission and served as Pack Master for Cub Pack #87, Boy Scouts of America. He was a volunteer at the Huckleberry Hill School, serving the special education needs.
Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, Anthony J. Azzarito Jr. of Paso Robles, Calif. and his wife Deborah, Bruce J. Azzarito of Folsom, Calif., Douglas A. Azzarito of Round Rock, Texas and his wife Sandra, and Edward M. Azzarito of Wassaic, N.Y.; a daughter, JoAnn Castillo of Nipomo, Calif.; three brothers, Nicholas J. Azzarito of Danbury, Arthur E. Azzarito of New Fairfield and Richard J. Azzarito of Boca Raton, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Heather, Tina, Rudy, Michael, Justin, Theresa, Gina and Michael Joseph; one great-granddaughter, Sierra; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. with the Rev. George N. Crocker, Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, officiating. Cremation will follow.
Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home on Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Orinda, at The Landing, Brookfield, CT 06804 or to Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 30 West St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Martin W. Magzag
Martin W. "Butch" Magzag died in New Milford, Conn., on March 10, 1999, at the age of 66. He was the husband of Lorraine D. Stanichar Magzag and lived at 2 Lambert Lane in Brookfield.
Mr. Magzag was born in Yonkers, N.Y. on May 24, 1932, son of the late Martin and Anna Pyrc Magzag, and was educated in Yonkers. He came to Connecticut in 1977 and settled in New Fairfield. He and his wife moved to Brookfield three years ago.
He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the Marine Corps. He was a Yonkers firefighter, serving for 21 years and retired from Station 13. He was active in the North and East Yonkers Boys Club and coached the New Fairfield Babe Ruth Youth League. Mr. Magzag was an active member of St. Paul Episcopalian Church in Brookfield.
Besides his devoted wife, he is survived by his beloved children, son Martin and daughter-in-law Katherine Magzag of Newington, Conn.; son Michael J. Magzag of Somerset, N.J.; and daughter Maryann and son-in-law Al Hambidge, and daughter Lori and son-in-law Gary Stopera, all of New Milford. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Nicholas and Michele Stopera, and Amy, Andrew and Abigail Hambidge, all of New Milford; and his sister, Dolores DiPaolo of Yonkers.
Funeral services will be held at St. Paul Church, Brookfield on Saturday at 10 a.m. with Rev. George Crocker, Rector, officiating. Cremation will follow at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call at The Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road, Brookfield on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Dept., 92 Pocono Road, Brookfield, CT 06804.
John E. Brown
John E. Brown, age 75, of Osseo, Wis., died Monday, March 8, 1999, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis.
He was born on August 24, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio to Jacob and Rose (Rolleczek) Brown.
He served in the U.S. Marines 1st Armored Amphibian Battalion as a radio operator on amphibious tanks. From Jan. 3 through Feb. 4, 1944 he participated in action against the Japanese at Roi-Namur Islands, Marshall Islands while attached to the 4th Marine Division. From July 21 through Aug. 11, 1944, he was in the Battle of Guam. On April 1, 1945, he participated in action against the enemy and ultimate capture of Okinawa while attached to the 6th Marine Division, 10th U.S. Army.
He received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from John Carrol University. He was employed as finance director for Montebello, Calif. and was a tax accountant in the Los Angeles area for 20 years. He moved to the Osseo Nursing Home in March of 1995.
He is survived by his son, Bradley (Sally) Brown of Southbury, Conn.; three grandchildren, Heather, Doug and Bryan Brown; a special niece, Jane Tankovich of Osseo; two sisters, Eleanor Toth of Sebastian, Fla. and Josephine Krusick of Los Angeles, Calif.; three nephews; two nieces and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services will be Saturday, March 13, 1999, 10 a.m., at Schiefelbein Funeral Home, Osseo, Wis. with Fr. John Schultz officiating.
Friends may call one hour prior to services on Saturday.
Silvia F. Tirrell
Silvia F. Tirrell, 65, of 514 Peter Road, Southbury, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at Danbury Hospital after a brief illness.
Mrs. Tirrell was born on July 28, 1933, in Jersey City, N.J., daughter of the late Frank and Ellen Keeland Faccio. She was an employee for the State of Connecticut's Department of Mental Health for 27 years. During that time she guided her co-workers as union president for the Clerical Council of AFSCME Local 562. She was also vice president for the AFL/CIO Council 4. Along with union work, she was an active member of the state Democratic Party.
Mrs. Tirrell is survived by her loving sons, Roger, David and Seth, and by several nieces and nephews.
A Gathering of Friends will be held on Saturday at the Hull Home, 60 Division St., Danbury from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a Memorial Prayer service at noon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Conn., 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108 or to the Southbury Ambulance Assoc., P.O. Box 1002, Southbury, CT 06488.
John Heer, 62, of 290 Wedgewood Drive, Naugatuck, formerly of Watertown, died Tuesday at home after a long illness. He was the husband of Catherine (Feldsine) Heer.
Mr. Heer was born in New York City on February 10, 1937. He was the son of the late John and Wilhemena (Von Thysen) Heer.
A New York City native, he was a graduate of City College and had graduate degrees from Syracuse University and the University of Connecticut. He worked as an electrical engineer for IBM as well as National Semiconductor in Danbury. More recently he worked in the insurance field for local offices of All State and Metropolitan Life.
Besides his wife he leaves six children, John Heer of Cocoa, Fla., Ingrid Sellas of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Erik Heer of Charlotte, N.C., Kirsten Heer of New Haven, Katherine Burke of Chicago, and Margaret Ward of Naugatuck; one sister, Wilma Tzorzes of New York City and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at Hickcox Funeral Home, 195 Main Street, Watertown. Friends may call from 7 p.m. until the time of service. Burial is private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association of CT, c/o The Westport Gallery, 125 Main Street, Westport, CT 06880.
Germaine LeRoi Marks Foto, age 65, born June 5, 1933, and died on February 28, 1999, at her son's home in Pennsylvania after a long illness. She was the daughter of Francois and Stanisla LeRoi.
She is survived by her son, Jerry Marks; two brothers, Maurice LeRoi and Marcel LeRoi; and two grandsons.
She retired from Branson Sonic Power in Danbury in 1996.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Connecticut Food Bank.
A graveside service will be held at a later date.