Irene H. Matulevich
Irene H. Matulevich, 82, an area resident for most of her life, died Monday at her home.
Mrs. Matulevich lived at 136 Carmen Hill Road in New Milford. She was the wife of the late John V. Matulevich.
She was born in Bayside, N.Y., Aug. 3, 1915, a daughter of Walter and Jennie Dexter Lazicki. She moved to Danbury as a young girl and had lived in the area since that time.
Mrs. Matulevich was a charter member of the Stony Hill Fire Department Auxiliary of Bethel. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Church of New Milford and was a former member of St. Mary's Church of Bethel.
Her survivors include a son, John ``Larry'' Matulevich of New Milford; and two sisters, Margaret Zeiser of Tucson, Ariz., and Reggie Tangredi of Bethel.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of New Milford, Park Lane, New Milford 06776.
CALLING HOURS: Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury.
SERVICES: Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home. Burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.
James L. Carey
James L. Carey, 81, a retired power plant engineer at Fairfield Hills State Hospital in Newtown, died Monday at the Candlewood Valley Care Center in New Milford.
A resident of Bridgewater for the past 39 years, Mr. Carey lived at 218 Main Street North. He previously lived in Pawling, N.Y.
He was the husband of the late Florence Artist Carey.
Born in White Plains, N.Y., Sept. 11, 1916, Mr. Carey was the son of James L. and Marie Hoffman Carey. He was educated in Pawling Public Schools.
His survivors include a nephew, Jerry O'Hearn of Dover Plains, N.Y.; a grandniece; and three grandnephews.
CALLING HOURS: Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hufcut Funeral Home, Main Street, Dover Plains.
SERVICES: Friday at 11 a.m. at the Hufcut Funeral Home. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains.
George Missailidis, 70, formerly of New Fairfield, husband of Dorothy Makris Missailidis, died Tuesday at his home in Cape Coral, Fla.
He was born in New York, N.Y. on June 28, 1927, a son of Vassilios and Catherine Pothios Missailidis. Mr. Missailidis served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War as a communications specialist in Bourdeaux, France. He was an avid sailor serving in the Merchant Marines and was a member of the Hellenic American Social Club. Mr. Missailidis worked for the New York City Housing Authority as a Deputy Administrator for 30 years. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, John of Las Vegas, Nev., Michael of New Fairfield, Conn., and George II of San Diego, Calif., two sisters, Christina Chukalas of Staten Island, N.Y., Ann Mose of Longboat Key, Fla., six grandchildren, Jodi, Jill, Julie, Ashlee, George III and Jasen, four great-grandchildren, Andrea, Kevin, Justin and Tristan. Contributions may be made to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06810. Friends will be received on Friday from 9-11 a.m. at The Tomlinson Homestead, 336 Main Street, Danbury. The funeral will be held at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church on Friday at noon. Burial will follow at Mountainview Cemetery, New Fairfield.
Mary M. Eiseman, 61, of 303 Mamanasco Road, Ridgefield, Conn., wife of Cameron H. Eiseman, died Wednesday at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Mrs. Eiseman was born in New York, N.Y., on July 24, 1936, and was raised in Ridgewood, N.J. She was the daughter of Elizabeth B. Myers of Southbury and the late Lester C. Myers, Jr. She attended Ohio Wesleyan University where she met her husband, Cam. Mary was a resident of Ridgefield for over 19 years. She had been with William Raveis Real Estate for over 10 years and was recently employed with Primerica Financial Services. She was an avid skier, golfer and enjoyed tennis. Mary and her husband also enjoyed traveling. Besides her husband and mother, Mrs. Eiseman is also survived by her children, Cameron H. Eiseman Jr. and his wife, Margaret, of Danbury, Carolyn E. Eiseman Hauser and her husband, Dale, of Bethel, Jeanne E. Tepper and her husband, Michael, of West Bloomfield, Mich.; and four grandchildren, Sydney, Devin, Elizabeth and Cameron. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 23, 1998 at 2:30 p.m.. at the Bethel United Methodist Church. Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association. Mary will always be remembered for her exuberance, ease of laughter, warm heart and love of family and friends.
Mary A. Singer, 94, of 31 Staples Street, Danbury, wife of the late John J. Singer, died on Wednesday afternoon at her residence. Mrs. Singer was born in Danbury, July 4, 1903, a daughter of Walter and Mamie Edgett. She attended Danbury schools. Mrs. Singer was a retired sales clerk for the former New York Bake Shop of Danbury. She is survived by three sons, John J. Singer of Cleveland, Ga., Dr. D. Kurt Singer of E. Burke, Vt., and Assistant Chief (Ret.) Eugene R. Singer of Danbury as well as 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will take place in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Avenue, Danbury, at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Michael G. Popson, officiating. Burial will follow in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions to The Dream Come True Foundation of Western Connecticut, P.O. Box 2415, Danbury, CT 06813 would be greatly appreciated.
Robert A. Foster Jr., age 78, of Monroe, died May 21, 1998, in Danbury Mediplex. Mr. Foster was born in Goldens Bridge, N.Y., and had been an area resident most of his life. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Foster was a retired painter for the MacKenzie Painting Co. He was a member of the local painters union, a life member of the Stepney Volunteer Fire Dept., past member of the American Legion, assistant Scout leader for Troop #162, and donated time to the Girl Scouts. Survivors include his beloved wife, Ilse N. Foster; three daughters, Ilse Katherine Geslien and Elizabeth Louella Schultz, both of Monroe, and Louisa Foster Spitee of Danbury; two brothers, Richard Foster of Arizona and John Foster of N.Y.; three sisters, Vera Callanan of Southbury, June Philip of Northport, L.I., and Louella Scherkolt of Arizona; five grandchildren, Jason, Hunter and Hans-Peter Geslien, Brian and Jenell Espitee; and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to a wake service on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Lesko-Miner Funeral Home, 155 Main Street (Route 25), Monroe. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
The death of Frank J. Blonski, 86, of 9A First Street Ext. occurred at his home Friday morning. He was the husband of Mary Verba Blonski. He was born in North Hampton, Pa., May 22, 1912, son of Ignaz and Ludwika Pekala Blonski. He attended schools in Highland, Pa., where he lived his younger years. He moved later to Freeland, Pa., and to Danbury in 1943. In Pennsylvania he worked for 16 years as a coal miner. Mr. Blonski was self-employed in F. & J. Blonski Construction in Danbury for 35 years, retiring 21 years ago. Following his retirement he worked part time as an electrician. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and of the Polish-American Citizens Club. He was an avid gardener and especially proud of his roses. He was the subject on a News-Times article about his rose garden. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Robert Blonski of Brookfield and Edward F. Blonski of New Fairfield; a brother, Walter Blonski of Danbury; four sisters, Sopitie Jasinski, Mary Patren and Josephine Esposito, all of Danbury, and Dolores Tousaint of New Milford; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Cottage Street, Monday at 10 a.m. Entombment will take place Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery Garden Mausoleum, Hazelton, Pa. Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 30 West St., Danbury 06810.
Edward "Rico" P. Cerrone Sr., 71, a retired Danbury special police officer, died May 22, 1998, at his home, 72 Hayestown Road, Danbury. He was the husband of Blanche Knapp Cerrone. Born in Danbury, August 2, 1926, he was a son of the late Peter and Mary Cerrone. Mr. Cerrone served with U.S. Navy during World War II. He had been employed by the City of Danbury Parks and Recreation Department at the time of his retirement. Mr. and Mrs. Cerrone celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in October 1997. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Linda Scalzo, and a son, Edward Jr., both of Danbury; a brother, Richard, of Springhill, Fla.; three sisters, Marie Corrow of Danbury, Rita Taylor of New Fairfield and Angeline Emerito of Clearwater, Fla.; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Gloria La Fontaine. Funeral services will be held at St. James Church Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Wooster Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to Regional Hospice, 30 West St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Paul G. Marconi, 80, of Farm Hill Road, Wallingford, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Meriden. He was the husband of Dorothy E. Fossi Marconi. Born in Ridgefield, November 12, 1917, he was a son of the late Paolo and Anna Serini Marconi and was a resident of Avon for 26 years until moving to Wallingford four years ago. Mr. Marconi was a salesman for the L.I., for 15 years until his retirement. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the U.S. Navy, was a member of the Italian American Club of Ridgefield and was a parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Church in Wallingford. Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Robert Scholz of Cincinnati, Ohio, Susan and Nick Economopoulos of Wallingford, and Patricia and John Hawkins of Unionville; six sons and daughters-in-law, John Marconi and Sarah Eves of Middletown, N.Y., David and Ann Marconi of Charleston, S.C., Donald Marconi and Linda Tranchida of Avon, Joseph and Linda Marconi of Torrington, Peter and Ellen Marconi of Herndon, Va., and Stephen and Marisa Marconi of West Hartford; 16 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters and four brothers. His family will receive relatives and friends at the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main Street, Ext., Wallingford, Monday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Wallingford Funeral Home, when the funeral cortege will proceed to Most Holy Trinity Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in In Memoriam Cemetery in Wallingford. Gifts in his memory may be sent to the Most Holy Trinity Church Preservation Project, 68 No. Colony St., Wallingford, CT 06492, or to the Wallingford Education Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 553, Wallingford, CT 06492.
Mary E. Treadwell Andrews, 84, a resident of Codfish Hill Road, Bethel, since 1932, died Saturday at her home. She was the widow of Robert S. Andrews. Mrs. Andrews was born in Danbury on April 28, 1914, a daughter of the late Charles and Clara Mosher Treadwell. She was educated in the Danbury and Bethel school systems and was a nurse's aide for many years in the Danbury area. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara J. Negri of Bethel and Deborah M. Whitlock of Aspen, Colo.; two sons, Robert S. Andrews Jr. of Easton, Conn., and John T. Andrews of Bethel; two sisters, Gertrude E. Babcock of Danbury and Carolyn E. Hohman of Portland, Ore; two brothers, Robert M. Treadwell of Clearwater, Fla., and William S. Treadwell of Vacaville, Calif.; a step-sister, June Knapp of Bethel; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Bethel Visiting Nurse Assoc., One School St., Bethel, CT 06801. Services: At the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Bethel. The family will receive friends at the Bethel Funeral Home, during the hour preceding the service.
Donald R. Ackerman Sr., 59, of 2 Johnson Road, Kent, husband of Edith Knapp Ackerman, died Sunday at New Milford Hospital. Mr. Ackerman was born in Kent, Conn., Feb. 22, 1939, a son of Marguerite Watts Ackerman Haskell of Kent and the late Raymond D. Ackerman. Mr. Ackerman had been employed in the maintenance department at South Kent School since 1969. He also had formerly owned the Kent Laundromat. He was a member of the Kent Volunteer Fire Department, was a founder of the Kent Ambulance, being one of the first three EMTs in Kent, a member of the Kent Grange, and a former Boy Scout leader of Kent Troop #11. Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by three sons, Donald Ackerman Jr. of Merrimac, Mass., Brian Ackerman of Kent, and Dean Ackerman of Warren; one daughter, Tovesa Lechner of New Milford; and six grandchildren. Funeral services on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Kent. Interment in Congregational Cemetery, Kent. Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Oncology Unit at New Milford Hospital, 21 Elm St., New Milford, CT 06776.
Sarah Katherine Joyce, widow of Kenneth L. Joyce Sr., long-time residents of 46 Pembroke Road, Danbury, died at Glen Hill Convalescent Center, Danbury, on Friday, May 22, 1998, at the age of 98.
Mrs. Joyce was born in New Fairfield, June 7, 1900, a daughter of G. Ernest and Abbie M. Conklin Benedict, and had lived in Danbury for most of her life. She was a homemaker and had been acknowledged for her baking and sewing skills. As a member of the University of Connecticut Extension Homemaker's Group she taught breadmaking to Fairfield County Units. She was one of the oldest members of the New Fairfield Congregational Church, and its Women's Church Club, and was very involved in creating items for its Annual Church Bazaar.
She was an active member of the New Fairfield Historical Society, and participated in its "Rocking Chair Reminiscence" and contributed much historical information on the town of New Fairfield. Mrs. Joyce had also been a former member of the A.A.R.P. in Brookfield.
Her survivors include two daughters, Helen J. Leach of Danbury and Agnes-Betty Trimpert of New Fairfield; a son, Kenneth L. Joyce Jr. of Port Orange, Fla.; five grandchildren, Donna L. Devine of New Fairfield, Gary R. Leach of Bethel, Sally A. Arconti of Danbury, Raymond C. Lubus of New Fairfield, and Sandra J. Simonelli of Danbury; seven great-grandchildren, Scott W. Devine of Danbury, Connie L. Devine of Bethel, Michael E. and James M. Simonelli of Danbury, and Dustin C., Brian N. and Sara N. Tilford, of Bethel; her sister, Luella B. Covill of Danbury; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at The Tomlinson Homestead, 336 Main St., Danbury, on Tuesday, from 7-9 p.m. Her funeral will be held at the New Fairfield Congregational Church, 20 Gillotti Road, New Fairfield, on Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert Polk, Interim Minister, will officiate. Interment will be in Mountainview Cemetery, New Fairfield.
Memorial contributions to either the New Fairfield Congregational Church, or to the New Fairfield Historical Society, Post Office Box 8165, New Fairfield, CT 06812, will be appreciated.
Paula M. Mignani, a former resident of Mount Vernon, died Saturday, May 23, 1998, at Community Medical Center in Toms River, N.J. She was 59.
She was born Sept. 28, 1938, to Paul and Madeline Feliciello Pescatore in Mount Vernon, where she attended schools.
On May 13, 1962, she married Mesmer A. Mignani at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church in Mount Vernon.
The couple lived in Mount Vernon until moving to Danbury in 1967.
Mrs. Mignani was a comptroller at Scalzo and Connecticut Appliances in Danbury. She retired in 1994.
In 1997, Mrs. Mignani moved to Manahawkin, N.J.
Mrs. Mignani was a parishioner of St. Gregory the Great Church in Danbury.
In addition to her parents of Mount Vernon, Mrs. Mignani is survived by a son, Paul of Danbury; a daughter, Lisa A. Mignani of Manahawkin; two sisters, Marie DeMascio of Yonkers and Barbara Urbinelli of Mount Vernon; and four grandchildren.
Her husband died in 1980.
Visitation is today at Sinatra Memorial Home in Yonkers. A funeral Mass is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Victory Church, 28 W. Sidney Ave. Burial follows in Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale.
June M. Macaluso, 68, of 7 Well Ave., Danbury, died Monday at Danbury Hospital. A native of New York City, she was formerly employed at National Semi-Conductor, in Danbury, and had been a member of the Danbury Emblem Club.
Survivors include five children, Lawrence, Edmund "Skip" and Donna Bachman, Laurie Emerito, and Lisa Bartram; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Veronica Prater; and two brothers, Larry and Donald Tiemeyer.
Friends will be received at The Tomlinson Homestead, 336 Main St., Danbury, on Wednesday after 6 p.m. Funeral services will commence at 7 p.m.
Francis J. Keane, 84, of Fayetteville, N.Y., formerly of Warminster, Pa., and formerly of Danbury, died at his residence on Monday.
He was born in Danbury on Sept. 15, 1913, son of the late Thomas H. and Emma (Purtell) Keane. He was a 1931 graduate of Danbury High School and Trinity College, Hartford. He was a retired office manager for Singer Company. He was a World War II veteran, serving the Army Air Corps. Mr. Keane is survived by two sons, Richard C. of LaFayetteville, N.Y., and Brian F. of Fayetteville; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (Congalton) Keane, in 1994; a sister, Catherine E. Keane, in 1988; and a brother, Thomas H. Keane, in 1980. Funeral services will be held at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Friday morning at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home on Friday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. Contributions may be made to: Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208.
Dr. Ralph Lenoci, D.D.S., 92, died May 24, 1998, at Laurel Wood Nursing Home, Ridgefield. Dr. Lenoci was born in New York City on Jan. 25, 1906, a son of the late Michael and Carmella Tartaglione Lenoci. A 1932 graduate of Harvard Dental School, he had graduated previously from Villanova University and Port Chester High School, Port Chester, N.Y. He moved from Port Chester to Danbury in 1985 and remained a local resident. Dr. Lenoci married the late Evelyn O'Brien in White Plains, N.Y. on July 1, 1939. Mrs. Lenoci predeceased him in 1969. A dentist in private practice in Port Chester until his retirement in 1980, he was a member of the New York Dental Society and the American Dental Society. He was a staff member of United Hospital Port Chester, and he volunteered there weekly at its clinic. During World War II, he was a U.S. Army Captain in the Dental Corps. For many years he served on the Port Chester Library Board of Directors. He was also a parishioner of Saint Peter's Church in Danbury and Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port Chester. Survivors include a son, Ralph Brian Lenoci of Madison, Conn.; a daughter, Martha Logan of Danbury; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers - Nicholas, Frank and Alfred Lenoci - and his sister, Anna Cairo. Donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter Inc., 45 S. Main St., Rm 111, West Hartford, CT 06107-2402. Visitation will be at the Craft Memorial Home, Inc., 40 Leicester St., Port Chester, N.Y., Wednesday, May 27, 1998, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, May 28, 1998, at 10 a.m. at the Our Lady of Mercy Church, Westchester Avenue, Port Chester, N.Y. Interment will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain, Conn.