Elizabeth M. Casey of Holmes, who was active in the Patterson, N.Y., community, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Elizabeth C. Kimma at the age of 99.
She was born in Holmes May 29, 1898, a daughter of Frank and May Belle Smith Sacco. She attended Holmes Elementary School and Patterson High School.
She was a life member of the Holmes Home Bureau _ a domestic arts club _ as well as a life member of the Sgt. Ronald Grey post of the Patterson American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the Patterson Golden Agers and St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Pawling, N.Y.
Mrs. Casey was the widow of William B. Casey Sr., whom she married June 22, 1924 and who predeceased her in 1966. She was also predeceased by two sons, James in 1982, William Jr. in 1990 and a grandson, Mark Casey, in 1996.
Besides her daughter, she is survived by son, Kenneth of Gulfport, Fla., nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Contributions in her memory may be made to St. John's Roman Catholic Church, 39 E. Main St., Pawling, N.Y.
CALLING HOURS: Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Dwyer Funeral Home, South Street, Patterson.
SERVICES: Monday, 10 a.m., St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Pawling. Burial in St. John's Cemetery, Pawling.
Ellen Montesi of 20 1/2 Springside Ave., Danbury, died Wednesday at Mediplex of Danbury. She was 79.
Mrs. Montesi was the widow of Wilson Montesi.
She was born in Norwalk, Sept. 28, 1918, a daughter of the late Angelo and Angela Marie Masi Paradise. She went to elementary school in Redding and graduated from Danbury High School. She spent most of her life in Danbury, where she worked for Barden Corp. for more than 20 years and was a member of St. Peter Church.
Survivors include a son, Ramon Montesi of Danbury; a daughter, Barbara Moorehouse of Danbury; a brother, Peter Paradise of Southbury; three sisters, Nellie Nero of Danbury, Dee Allain of Venice, Fla., and Josephine Tocci of Ohio; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
CALLING HOURS: Monday, 9 to 10 a.m., Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.
SERVICES: Procession leaves the funeral home, Monday, 10 a.m., to St. Peter Church for a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Burial in St. Peter Church, Danbury.'
Barnabino Francoletti, formerly of Bridgeport and father of Lindo Francoletti of West Redding, died yesterday at the Lord Chamberlain Health Center, Stratford. He was 104.
Mr. Francoletti was born in Barbara, Italy, Sept. 14, 1893. He was a crane operator and a Bridgeport resident for more than 80 years.
He was the widower of Quinta Bonvini. Besides his son, he is survived by four daughters, nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Contributions in his memory may be directed to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through the funeral director.
CALLING HOURS: Today, 4 to 8 p.m., Louis Abriola & Son Funeral Home, 426 E. Washington Ave., Bridgeport.
SERVICES: Tomorrow, 9 a.m., at the funeral home, and at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, Mass of Christian Burial. Burial in St. Michael Chapel Mausoleum, Stratford.
Winfrid Sailer of 100 Forty Acre Mountain Road, Danbury, died Tuesday at Danbury Hospital. He was 61.
Mr. Sailer was the husband of Nancy Martin Sailer, principal of Stadley Rough School in Danbury.
He was born in Tubingen, Germany, Dec. 20, 1936, a son of the late Karl and Johanna Sailer. He received an electronic engineering degree from Esslingen University Germany and business degree from Munich University. He emigrated from Germany to Michigan in 1967 and moved to Danbury 27 years ago.
As vice president for Staveley NDT Technologies Inc., he traveled the world.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two brothers, Dietmar and Volker of Germany; three nephews and two nieces.
There are no calling hours and services are private. Cremation by Pine Grove Crematory, Waterbury; arrangements by Green Funeral Home, Danbury.'
Cedric Tyrone Coachman of 21 Davis St., Danbury, died Wednesday at Danbury Hospital. He was 26.
Mr. Coachman was born in Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 27, 1972, a son of Chester and Susie Mae (Coachman) Watson of Danbury. He attended Danbury Schools and lived in Danbury most of his life. A mechanic, he worked for Dennin Automotive.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Carissa Momeny of Danbury; his grandmothers, MaryBell Cushman of Montgomery, Ala., Lucinda Berger of Danville, Va.; three brothers, Jessie Coachman, Chester Watson Jr. and Eric Watson, all of Danbury; two uncles, two aunts, two nieces and a nephew.
CALLING HOURS: Today, 2 to 3 p.m., Tomlinson Homestead, 336 Main St., Danbury.
SERVICES: Today, 3 p.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Clifford Hall officiating.
Donald C Kunz Sr.
Contributions in memory of Donald C. Kunz Sr. may be made to the New Milford Visiting Nurse Association, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford.
Mr. Kunz, 63, of 8 Wicker Lane, New Milford, died Saturday at New Milford Hospital. He was the husband of Jean F. Moynihan Kunz.
Besides his wife of 42 years, he is survived by a son Donald C. Kunz Jr. of New Milford; a daughter, Barbara Streaman of New Milford; three sisters, Frances Canders and Penny Maello, both of West Springfield, Mass., and Winnie Powers of Springfield, Mass.; and four grandchildren.
There are no calling hours. Cremation will take place at Ferncliff Crematory, Hartsdale, N.Y.
The Colonial Funeral Home, 87 Park Lane Road, New Milford, is in charge of arrangements.'
Sidney D. Hoffman of Bethel died Wednesday at his home. He was 100.
He was the widower of Helen V. Clark Hoffman.
Mr. Hoffman was born in South Norwalk, Dec. 1, 1897, a son of Francis J. and Susan Shaw Hoffman. He attended Danbury schools and was a 1917 graduate of Danbury High School. He was a Danbury resident until 10 years ago, when he moved to Bethel, where he was a member of St. Mary Church.
A farmer, Mr. Hoffman managed Peet Farm in South Kent and Deer Mountain Farm in West Cornwall. Retiring at the age of 75, he remained an avid gardener and wood-worker.
Survivors include three daughters, Helen L. Durgy of Danbury, Mary Sue Menton of Langdon, N.H., and Ann G. Tedrick of Bethel; a cousin, Anna Seaberg of Bethel, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
CALLING HOURS: Tomorrow, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave.
SERVICES: Tomorrow, 11 a.m., St. Mary's Church, Bethel. Burial in St. John's Cemetery, Pawling, N.Y.
Andras Laszlo, a citizen of Romania who was visiting his daughter Maria Laszlo of Danbury with his wife Ilonka, died Wednesday at Danbury Hospital. He was 77.
Besides his wife and local daughter, he is survived by a son, another daughter, a sister, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: Memorial Mass, March 13, 10 a.m., St. Joseph's Church, Danbury. Additional services will be in Romania. Arrangements by Cornell Memorial Home of Danbury.
Anthony T. Balkunas
Anthony J. Balkunas, 91, father of Stephen Balkunas of Brookfield, died Saturday in Pennsylvania.
A lifelong resident of Pittston, Pa., Mr. Balkunas was the husband of Frances Krasinsky Balkunas.
He was born Nov. 4, 1906, a son of Charles and Marcella Balkunas.
Before his retirement, Mr. Balkunas was an executive at the Miners Bank in Pittston where he had been employed for 50 years.
He was a member of St. Casimir's Church in Pittston. He was also a member of the Holy Name Society and the Lithuanian Citizen Club of Pittston.
Besides his wife of 62 years and his son, Stephen, Mr. Balkunas is survived by another two sons, Robert of Taylor, Pa., and Joseph of Chinchilla, Pa.; a brother; a sister; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Ronald Balkunas.
Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Casimir's Church, Parish Office, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640.
CALLING HOURS: Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home, 134 Church St., Pittston.
SERVICES: Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home; followed at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Casimir's Church in Pittston. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.'
Hilda B. Cooper
Hilda B. Cooper, 86, mother of Lois C. Wagner of Danbury, died Thursday at the Pilgrim Manor in Cromwell, Conn.
Mrs. Cooper, a Stamford resident for most of her life, was the wife of the late Anthony C. Cooper.
She was born in Hillsdale, N.Y., on June 9, 1911, a daughter of Harry H. and Hannah S. Hawksinson Brown.
Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Cooper was a bookkeeper for the New Canaan Fuel and Lumber Co. for more than 40 years.
An active member of the Bethany Assembly of God Church of Stamford, she was a past secretary and Sunday school teacher.
Besides her daughter in Danbury, Mrs. Cooper is survived by another daughter, Joyce C. Selvig of McHenry, Ill.; two sisters; two brothers including Clinton Brown of Ridgefield; and two grandchildren.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Bethany Assembly of God Church, 2 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903.
SERVICES: Tuesday at 1 p.m., graveside services in Middle Patent Rural Cemetery, Banksville, N.Y. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, March 21, at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Manor Chapel, Covenant Village of Cromwell, Cromwell, Conn.
The Bouton & Reynolds Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St., Stamford is in charge of arrangements.'
Thomas A. Davie
Thomas A. Davie, 55, a retired corrections officer, died Saturday at his home.
Mr. Davie lived at West Main Street in Wappinger Falls, N.Y. He previously lived for many years in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
He was born in Manhattan, N.Y., Oct. 27, 1942, a son of Thomas Davie of Patterson, N.Y., and the late Isabel F. Simpson Davie.
After graduating from Carmel High School in 1960, he served in the U.S. Army until 1964. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division.
Before his retirement in 1994, Mr. Davie was a corrections officer at the Greenhaven Correctional Facility for 26 years.
Besides his father, his survivors include a son, Mark Davie of Rhinebeck, N.Y.; two daughters, Michelle Turner of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., and Bernadette Davie of Patterson, N.Y.; a sister, Mary J. Jackson of Middletown, Del.; a grandson and a granddaughter; and his longtime companion, Patricia Christiane of Poughkeepsie.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Employee Assistance Program, Greenhaven Correctional Facility, Route 216, Stormville, N.Y. 12582.
CALLING HOURS: Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dwyer Funeral Home, South Street, Patterson.
SERVICES: Wednesday at 12 noon at the Dwyer Funeral Home. Burial will take place in the Maple Avenue Cemetery.
Jeanine C. Scalzo
Jeanine C. Scalzo, 32, active with the New Fairfield and Danbury Softball Fast Pitch Teams, died Saturday as the result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Route 202 in New Milford.
Miss Scalzo lived on Lovers Lane in Danbury.
She was born in Danbury on May 15, 1965, a daughter of Fred S. Scalzo of Sunrise, Fla., and Jeanne Markosky Piskura of Punta Gorda, Fla.
A Danbury resident for most of her life, she was a 1983 graduate of Danbury High School.
For the past 12 years, Miss Scalzo worked in quality assurance at the Banta Direct Marketing Group which was formerly Danbury Printing and Litho.
Besides her parents, she is survived by three brothers, Peter J. Scalzo of Olathe, Kan., James M. Scalzo of Brookfield, and Paul A. Scalzo of Danbury; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Danbury Police Athletic League.
CALLING HOURS: Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury.
SERVICES: Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Marguerite Church in Brookfield. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery.'
Hedwig T. Cockcroft
Hedwig T. Niski Cockcroft, 83, the former owner of Hedwig's Beauty Salon, died Saturday at her home at 1022-B Heritage Village, Southbury.
Mrs. Cockcroft was the wife of Douglas J. Cockcroft.
Before moving to Southbury in 1967, she was a resident of Naugatuck.
She was born in Union City, Conn., Nov. 23, 1914, a daughter of Anthony and Bronislawa Slomczynski Niski.
During her career, Mrs. Cockcroft owned and operated Hedwig's Beauty Salon in Naugatuck.
She was a member of the Waterbury Garden Club. She was also a member of Sacred Heart Church in Southbury.
Besides her husband of 58 years, Mrs. Cockcroft is survived by two sons, Herbert J. Cockcroft of San Francisco, Calif., and David F. Cockcroft of Simsbury, Conn.; a daughter, Kristina Weaving of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; a brother, Raymond Niski of Naugatuck; a sister, Josephine Swanson of Waterbury; and four grandchildren.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Sacred Heart Church Development Fund, P.O. Box 686, Southbury 06488, or the Heritage Village Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 2045, Southbury 06488.
CALLING HOURS: Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Daily Chapel of Sacred Heart Church, Main Street South, Southbury.
SERVICES: Tuesday at 10 a.m. a Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Southbury.
Carpino Funeral Home, 750 Main Street South, Southbury is in charge of arrangements.'