Chace B. Daughney
Chace B. Daughney, 70, the father of Susan Eyth and Mary Kay Daughney of Danbury and Barbara Ann Daughney of Lake Carmel, died Saturday at Northern Westchester Medical Center, Mount Kisco, N.Y.
A resident of Bedford Hills, N.Y., Mr. Daughney was the husband of the late Myra S. McIntyre Daughney.
He was born in New York City, May 9, 1927, a son of Chace B. and Elsie R. Cioffi Daughney.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in Japan. In 1952, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.
Before his retirement in 1982, Mr. Daughney was an administrator for Westchester County for 15 years.
Besides his three daughters who live in the area, Mr. Daughney is survived by another daughter, Myra DeLeo of Cortlandt, N.Y.; a sister, Joan Parkhurst of Delray Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
CALLING HOURS: Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the McElroy-Flynn Funeral Home, 72 East Main St., Elmsford, N.Y.
SERVICES: Tuesday at 11:15 a.m., a funeral mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Elmsford. Burial will take place on May 2 at 2 p.m. at the Paradox Lake Cemetery, Paradox Lake, N.Y.
Sophie T. Laukaitis
Sophie T. Laukaitis, 84, a bowling enthusiast who loved flowers, died Saturday at her home in Woodbury.
Mrs. Laukaitis lived at 119 Park Road in Woodbury. She was the wife of Anthony Laukaitis. She was predeceased by her first husband, Frank R. Beardsley.
Born in Newtown, May 7, 1913, she was a daughter of William and Dorothy Wojciechowski Karcheski.
She was raised in Newtown and spent most of her life in Woodbury where she was a member of St. Teresa's Church.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Laukaitis is survived by a son, Robert A. Beardsley of Woodbury; a stepson, Mark A. Laukaitis of Plainfield, Conn.; a daughter, Alice Cole of Woodbury; three brothers, Stanley Karcheski of Brookfield, Bernard Karcheski of Meriden, Conn, and Alfred Karcheski of Bethel; a sister, Stella Woodin of Danbury; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons, William and Frank Beardsley.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Woodbury Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 581, Woodbury 06798.
CALLING HOURS: Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, Main Street South, Woodbury.
SERVICES: Wednesday at 10 a.m., a Funeral Mass at St. Teresa's Church. Burial will take place in New North Cemetery, Woodbury.'
James F. Callahan Sr.
Contributions in memory of James F. Callahan Sr. may be made to New Fairfield Animal Welfare, P.O. Box 8232, New Fairfield 06812.
A resident of New Fairfield, Mr. Callahan died Saturday at the age of 83.
Anna J. Balash
Anna J. Deitz Balash, 82, a Danbury native, died Sunday at Danbury Hospital.
Mrs. Balash, of 27 Laurel St., Danbury, was the wife of Thomas E. Balash.
Born in Danbury, March 3, 1916, she was a daughter of Jacob and Mary Labinski Deitz. She was a graduate of St. Peter's School and Danbury High School.
A lifelong Danbury resident, Mrs. Balash spent summers in Doaktown, New Brunswick, Canada, for the past 45 years.
She was a member of St. Joseph Church and the Sokol Club of Danbury.
Her survivors include two daughters, Thelma A. Green of Newtown and Patricia M. James of Brookfield; three sisters, Thelma Hill of New Milford, and Sophie Muehlfeld and Mildred Derbin, both of Danbury; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Contributions in Mrs. Balash's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 40 North St., Danbury 06810, or to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, Conn. 06450.
CALLING HOURS: Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.
SERVICES: Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Green Funeral Home; followed at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church. Burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery.
Anna Triebe Gleason, 86, formerly of Danbury, died Friday at Madison Nursing Center in Morgantown, W.Va.
Mrs. Gleason, of Morgantown, W.Va., was the wife of the late James A. Gleason Jr.
She was born in Westwood, N.J., April 13, 1911, a daughter of Harry and Lillian Snyder Triebe.
Survivors include a son, the Rev. James A. Gleason of Westover, W.Va.
Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Mary Orthodox Church, 19 West Park Ave., Westover, WV 26505.
CALLING HOURS: Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.
SERVICES: Thursday at 1:30 p.m., the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, 17 Roberts Ave., Danbury. Burial will follow in St. Platon Cemetery, Danbury.'
Maureen Kelleher Dougherty, mother of Kathleen M. Fedge and sister of Patricia A. Crooks, both of Danbury, died Sunday at her home. She was 60.
Mrs. Dougherty, of Stamford, was the wife of Gary Dougherty.
Born in Queens, N.Y., Sept. 6, 1957, she had lived in Stamford for 36 years. She was a registered nurse and had been employed as continuing care coordinator of St. Joseph Medical Center and at Staff Builders of Stamford.
Besides her husband, daughter and sister, she is survived by three sons, Patrick Dougherty and Gary Dougherty, both of Stamford, and Edmund Dougherty of Alexandria, Va.; another daughter, Eileen M. Doughtery of Chicago, Ill.; another sister, Eileen Flynn of Florida; and eight grandchildren.
CALLING HOURS: Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Ave., Stamford.
SERVICES: Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Ave., Stamford. Burial will be private.'
C. Mallory Loewe
C. Mallory Loewe, 84, retired co-owner and operator of Marsh and Mallory Printers in New Milford, died Sunday at New Milford Nursing Home.
Mr. Loewe, of Pine Lane, New Milford, was the husband of the late Ann May Loewe.
Born in Danbury, January 20, 1913, he was a son of Mathias C. and Clara Jarvis Mallory Loewe.
Mr. Loewe attended Danbury public schools and graduated from Randolph Macon Academy in Bedford, Va.
Before opening Marsh and Mallory, Mr. Loewe had been employed in several positions, including office manager of the former Mallory Hat Company's sales office in New York City. He retired from Marsh and Mallory in 1975.
Mr. Loewe was a former member of the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department and a former Master of the Matichewam Grange of New Milford.
Very active in the Boy Scouts of America, he was a former leader of Troop #58 in New Milford and served on the Scouts' Mattatuck Council. Mr. Loewe was awarded the Silver Beaver Award in 1966 for distinguished service to boyhood.
He also was a member of the New Milford Lions Club and of the First Congregational Church, New Mil ford.
Surviving are a daughter, Ann M. Allaway of Albuquerque, N.M.; sev eral grandchildren; great-grand children; and nieces and nephews.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the New Milford Nurs ing Home Recreation Department, 19 Poplar St., New Milford, CT 06776.
There are no calling hours.
A memorial service will be con ducted in the First Congregational Church of New Milford. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, New Mil ford.
Arrangements are by the Colonial Funeral Home, Hull Funeral Ser vice, 87 Park Lane Road, New Mil ford.
Sheila Jo Holly
Sheila Jo Lanning Holly, 48, for mer manager of the Rocky River Motel in New Milford, and motels in St. Petersburg, Fla., and New Wind sor, N.Y., died Friday at Danbury Hospital.
Mrs. Holly, of 6 Cottontail Road, New Fairfield, was the wife of Dale Holly.
Born in Ithaca, N.Y., she was a daughter of Helen J. Chapman Lan ning of Ithaca, N.Y., and the late Scott Lanning.
Mrs. Holly attended Ithaca schools and graduated from Cornell University's School of Business Management. She was named chair person of the New Fairfield Repub lican Headquarters in 1995.
Besides her husband of 22 years and her mother, she is survived by a son, Wayne D. Clinton of New Mil ford; three daughters, Brenda J. To maino of Danbury, Cheryl A. Clinton of Sherman, and Mary E. Holly of New Fairfield; two broth ers, Ray Lanning and Chuck Lan ning, and three sisters, Sonja Schriber, Sharon Warren and Sue Mack, all of New York State; four grandchildren; and 13 nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will take place at the Cayutaville Methodist Church in Ithaca, N.Y.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Tomlinson Homestead, 336 Main Street, Dan bury.'
James V. Baldino
James V. Baldino, 31, a house painter formerly of Newtown, died Saturday in St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, of injuries suffered ear lier in a motorcycle accident in Tho maston.
Mr. Baldino, of 114 Dixie Ave., Waterbury, was the son of Anthony and Joan Minotti Baldino of New town.
Born in Bridgeport, May 12, 1965, he lived most of his life in Newtown. He was employed as a house paint er.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Anthony Baldino Jr. of Korea; his paternal grandmoth er, Angela Baldino of Bridgeport; and three aunts, Bernadette Baldi no of Bridgeport, Mary Wallick of Burlington, and Olga Fitzpatrick of Monroe.
CALLING HOURS: Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Honan Fu neral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown.
SERVICES: Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Honan Funeral Home in Newtown to a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Rose Church, Newtown. Burial will take place in St. Rose Cemetery.
Manuel A. Coutinho
Manuel A. Coutinho, 92, a retired hatter and a co-founder of the American Portuguese Club in Dan bury, died Sunday at Hancock Hall, Danbury.
Mr. Coutinho, formerly of Glen Apartments, Danbury, was the hus band of the late Mary Machado Cou tinho.
Born in Villa Real, Portugal, Nov. 25, 1905, he was a son of Jose and Mariana Alves Frago Coutinho. He emigrated to the United States as a young man and had lived in Dan bury since 1929.
Mr. Coutinho had been employed for many years at the former Mallo ry Hat Factory in Danbury.
He was a co-founder and had served as an official for many years of the American Portuguese Club of Danbury. He also had helped to or ganize amateur dramatic groups, both for adults and children.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald Coutinho of Danbury and Richard Coutinho of London, England; a daughter, Barbara D'Emilio of Buf falo, N.Y.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 149 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.
CALLING HOURS: Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.
SERVICES: Friday at 11 a.m. at the Green Funeral Home in Dan bury. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bethel.
Carmela Chirco of East Norwalk, mother of Josephine Cocchia of Bethel, died Monday at her home. She was 96.
Born in Marsala, Sicily, Italy, April 25, 1901, she emigrated to the United States at age 20 and lived in Norwalk for 75 years. She was a skilled dressmaker.
Besides her local daughter, the widow of Joseph Chirco is survived by two other daughters, Nina Chir co of Norwalk and Ann Barlow of Westport; a son, Nicholas Chirco of Fairfield; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
CALLING HOURS: Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Magner Fu neral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk.
SERVICES: Thursday at 10 a.m., a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Thomas the Apos tle Church in East Norwalk. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.
Robyn Leas of Beach Street, New Britain, formerly of Danbury, died Tuesday in New Britain. She was 33.
The daughter of Roger Leas and Gail Hopkins, she was born in Norwalk and lived for about 25 years in Danbury. After graduating at the top of her class from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, she worked as a paralegal for Nationwide Information Services in Wethersfield and as a production assistant at ESPN in Bristol.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her boyfriend, Scott Bamford of New Britain; two brothers, Roger and Robert Leas, both of Mineral Wells, Texas; her grandmother, Elizabeth McSally of Norwalk; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington 06111.
SERVICES: Mass of Christian Burial, tomorrow, 10 a.m., St. Jerome's Roman Catholic Church, 1010 Slater Road, New Britain. Burial is private. No calling hours. Arrangements by Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, New Britain.
Olivette Husted, formerly of Heritage Village, died Wednesday at Pomperaug Woods Health Care Center. She was 91.
Mrs. Husted was the wife of the late Ralph Hayes Husted.
She was born in Butler, Pa., June 6, 1906, a daughter of the Rev. Samuel G. and Pauline Rauschmeier Haas. She was an executive with the American Red Cross in Stratford for 26 years, before moving to Southbury in 1965.
She is survived by a friend, Ruth E. Johnson of Roxbury.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Red Cross, 64 Holmes Ave., Waterbury 06702.
Services are private. Burial in Stoverdale Church Cemetery, Hummelstown, Pa. Arrangements by the Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere.
A memorial service for Mary A. Post will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Church at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
Mrs. Post, of Florida, and formerly of Danbury, died April 2 in Boca Raton, Fla., at the age of 72.
While in Florida, she was a member of Emmanuel Catholic Church and worked for 14 years as office manager for Closet Editions, Designers. In Danbury, she worked for 17 years as a self-employed interior decorator and was active in St. Gregory the Great Church.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice By the Sea, 1531 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, Fla. 33486.
Local arrangements by Cornell Memorial Home, Danbury.