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Connecticut Obituary Collection - 158

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Date: Monday, 27 June 2011, at 1:06 p.m.

Frank E. Weddell Jr.
Frank E. Weddell Jr., 84, of Sherman, died Wednesday at Glen Hill Convalescent Center in Danbury.

He was the husband of Irene Kurtz Weddell.

Mr. Weddell was born in Scottsdale, Pa., March 19, 1913, a son of Frank E. and Anna Jones Weddell. He attended Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, Pa., and graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.

He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II and served in the Western Pacific Theater.

He worked as a plant manager and assistant to the vice president for Lumelite Co. of Pawling, N.Y., a division of Richardson Merrill Inc., until his retirement in 1978.

He had lived in Sherman for the past 50 years, moving from Dayton, Ohio. He was a member of Sherman Congregational Church and served as a deacon and treasurer. He was also a longtime member of the church choir. He served on the Sherman Zoning Board of Appeals for 20 years and retired as its chairman. He had been a member, former captain and treasurer of the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department. He had also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Sherman Higher Education Fund, the Board of Directors of the Sherman Historical Society and the Board of Directors of the Fairfield County Antique Automobile Club.

Besides his wife, Mr. Weddell is survived by a son, Frank E. Weddell of New Milford; a sister, Marianna W. Kroen of Legonia, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Stella S. Kemp and Kathryn F. Higgins.

Contributions in the memory of Frank E. Weddell Jr. may be made to the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department or to the Book of Remembrance of the Sherman Congregational Church.

SERVICES: Memorial services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Sherman Congregational Church. Burial will be in Scottsdale, Pa. The Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy W. Tella
Dorothy W. Edwards Tella, 78, of Cos Cob, mother of Judith Chapin of Bethel, died Thursday at Stamford Hospital.

She was the wife of Ralph T. Tella M.D.

Mrs. Tella was born in Toronto, Ontario, Nov. 23, 1918, a daughter of Edgar S. and Winifred Burley Edwards. She had been a Stamford area resident for the past 48 years.

She graduated from Branksome Hall, Toronto, and Drew Seminary, Carmel, N.Y. She was a member of St. Joseph Medical Center Women's Auxiliary and a former president of the Fairfield Medical Women's Auxiliary.

She was an avid golfer and a member of the Innis Arden Golf Club. She represented Innis Arden in the Good Will Golf Tournament and won the Women's Flight, for which she received an award from the governor of Bermuda.

She was a communicant of the parish of St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, Greenwich. She was a patron of the arts and studied at the Silvermine Art Guild. Her paintings were displayed in several shows throughout the U.S.

Besides her husband and daughter, Mrs. Tella is survived by five sons, Thomas Ralph Tella of Sandy Hook, Edward Ralph Tella of Wilton, Robert Ralph Tella and Ralph Joseph Tella of Medfield, Mass., and Christofor Scott Tella of Greenwich; a sister, Virginia Lothrop of Sarasota, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Burley Edwards.

Contributions in the memory of Dorothy W. Edwards Tella may be made to Hospice Care, Inc., 1029 E. Main St., Stamford, CT 06902.

CALLING HOURS: Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home and to St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich.

Frank F. Verhoff
Frank F. Verhoff, 87, of New Milford, died Thursday at Pope John Paul II Center for Health Care in Danbury.

He was the husband of the late Elli Grote Verhoff.

Mr. Verhoff was born in Kenton, Ohio, June 13, 1909, a son of John and Mary Stoethfel Verhoff. He had lived in Kinderhook, N.Y., for 20 years until he moved to New Milford in 1994. He worked as a warehouse manager for Dansk Design Incorporated in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.

Mr. Verhoff is survived by a son, John F. Verhoff of Castleton, N.Y.; four daughters, Marie J. Hinners of White Stone, N.Y., Elizabeth M. Podlaha of New Fairfield, Ginny Verhoff of New Milford and Margaret Essock of Bayside, N.Y.; a sister, Leona Deibel of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Contributions in the memory of Frank F. Verhoff may be made to Pope John Paul II Center for Health Care, 33 Lincoln Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.

CALLING HOURS: Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Sherman, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Valatie, N.Y.

Paul W. Hensley
Paul William Hensley, 27, of Scarsdale, N.Y., formerly of Bethel, died Tuesday at his home.

He was the husband of Jennifer Cox Hensley.

Mr. Hensley was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., Nov. 8, 1969, a son of Lucille and Raymond Hensley.

Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by a daughter, Nicole Hensley of Scarsdale, N.Y.; a brother, John Hensley of New Rochelle, N.Y.; and a sister, Mary Anne of Mahopac, N.Y.

CALLING HOURS: Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at The Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, 2 Maple Ave., White Plains, N.Y.

SERVICES: A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, Harrison, N.Y. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, White Plains, N.Y.

Josephine Osso

Josephine Osso, 74, of Bethel, died Friday at Danbury Hospital.

She was the wife of Michele Osso.

Mrs. Osso was born in Fryeburg, Maine, Nov. 28, 1922, a daughter of Hubert and Grace Howard Quincy. She lived most of her life in New York, moving from Warwick, N.Y., to Bethel six months ago. She enjoyed painting wooden figures carved by her husband.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Osso is survived by three sons, Robert A. Osso of Bethel, Ronald M. Osso of Charlestown, R.I., and Michael H. Osso of Voorhees, N.J.; a brother, Bud Quincy of Maine; two sisters, June Robert of North Fryeburg, Maine, and Margaret E. Estabrook of Portland, Maine; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions in the memory of Josephine Osso may be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Brookside Dr., P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492 or the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108 or the Arthritis Foundation, 35 Cold Spring Rd., Suite 411, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

CALLING HOURS: Sunday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be Tuesday in Fryeburg, Maine.

Elsie A. Carlson

Elsie Anderson Carlson, 101, of Washington, Conn., died Thursday at her home.

She was the wife of the late Swan A. Carlson.

Mrs. Carlson was born in Washington on April 1, 1896, a daughter of Karl and Almeda Anderson Anderson. She attended school in Washington and was a lifelong member of the Salem Covenant Church.

Mrs. Carlson is survived by a son, Allan Carlson of Washington; a daughter, Jean C. Alcorn of Ashford; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter Ann Marie Zumpf.

Contributions in the memory of Elsie Anderson Carlson may be made to the Salem Covenant Church, Baldwin Hill, Washington Depot, CT 06794 or the Washington-Warren Visiting Nurse Association, P.O. Box 2425, New Preston, CT 06777.

SERVICES: Memorial services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Salem Covenant Church, Washington. Burial will be in Washington Green Cemetery. The Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Daniel T. Eberhard

A Mass of Christian Burial for Daniel T. Eberhard will be celebrated Monday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Brookfield.

Mr. Eberhard, 55, of Brookfield, died Wednesday in Cancun, Mexico.

He was the husband of Theresa Fiore Eberhard.

Mr. Eberhard was born in New York City, Dec. 21, 1941, a son of Daniel V. and Catherine Quinn Eberhard. He was a graduate of St. Peter's Preparatory School, Jersey City, N.J., Fairfield University and Fordham Law School. He served six years with the Connecticut National Guard. He had his own law practice, Eberhard & Eberhard, with his brother in Brookfield. He had been a Brookfield resident for about 30 years and had spent many summers at Candlewood Shores as a young boy.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Brookfield, Heritage Village Country Club, Brookfield Lions Club, the Booster Club and the Knights of Columbus.

Besides his wife, Mr. Eberhard is survived by a son, Christopher Eberhard of Brookfield; a daughter, Suzanne Eberhard of Warren, Ohio; a brother, Robert V. Eberhard of Danbury; a sister, Catherine McGuire of Spotswood, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions in the memory of Daniel T. Eberhard may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 185 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109 or a charity of one's choice.

CALLING HOURS: Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

David L. Martin

David L. Martin, 86, of Waterbury, formerly of Danbury, died Friday at the Waterbury Extended Care Facility.

He was the husband of Alvy Rosenhack Martin.

Mr. Martin was born in Ossining, N.Y., June 27, 1910, a son of Morris and Esther Klein Martin. He moved to Scranton, Pa., where he attended St. Thomas College. A member of the Order of DeMolay, he became a master counselor. He moved to New York City in 1932 where he taught school until 1940. Later he worked as a correctional officer for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and later became a counselor and instructor for the bureau. He began working for the State of Connecticut as a security supervisor. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force Aircraft Warning Services.

He lived in Danbury for many years where he served as a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster and committee member and volunteer for the American Heart Association. He also was a volunteer for the Hadassah Thrift Shop and the Probation Department of the Superior Court House in Waterbury. He was a member of the Temple Israel, Max Traurig Leisure Club, the Oasis and the Evergreen Club.

Besides his wife, Mr. Martin is survived by two sons, Steven of Pittsfield, Mass., and Alan of Sandy Hook; a daughter, Roberta Langlais of Watertown; three sisters, Helen Strassman of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Fay Ward of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Mildred Brender of St. James, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.

Contributions in the memory of David L. Martin may be made to the Hadassah Medical Organization, c/o Jackie Marshak, 28 Earl St., Waterbury, CT 06710 or the Temple Israel, 100 Williamson Dr., Waterbury, CT 06710.

There are no calling hours.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the Temple Israel, Waterbury. Burial will follow in the Melchi-Zedek Cemetery. The O'Neill Funeral Home, 742 Main St., Oakville, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth M. Swenson

Ruth Marie Leibold Swenson, 77, of Newtown, died Thursday at Ashlar of Newtown.

She was the wife of the late Harold E. Swenson.

Mrs. Swenson was born in Waterbury on April 18, 1919, a daughter of John and Ruth Ruffells Leibold. She lived in the Newtown area all of her life. She was a graduate of Hawley High School and Crandall Secretarial School. She then worked for Henry Dick and Son Furniture in Danbury. After raising her family she worked at Ann's Newfield Bakery in Stepney, and Mrs. Anderson's Foods in Newtown. She also worked with her husband on their dairy farms, Rocky Lane Farm, in Easton, and Quiet Valley Farm in Newtown.

Mrs. Swenson is survived by three daughters, Ruth Ann Thompson of Plainville, Barbara Anderson of Brookfield and Nancy Swenson of Berlin, Wis.; a sister, Margery Nagy of Newtown; a brother, John Leibold Jr. of Newtown; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions in the memory of Ruth Marie Leibold Swenson may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06454 or Masonicare, P.O. Box 70 Wallingford, CT 06492-0070.

CALLING HOURS: Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Redgate, Wilmot, West and Goulding, 406 Main St., Monroe.

SERVICES: Memorial services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Stepney Village Cemetery.

Thomas Manolakes; ran market in Bethel
Thomas N. Manolakes, 77, the owner and operator of the Stony Hill Market in Bethel for 45 years, died Sunday at his home.

Mr. Manolakes, of 9 North Road, Bethel, was the husband of Maria T. Christos Manolakes.

An area resident for most of his life, he was born in Bristol, Conn., on May 26, 1919, a son of Nick and Eleni Roumelioits Manolakes. He came to Danbury as an infant. He attended New Street School and was a graduate of Danbury High School. Following his military service, he graduated from Becker College with a degree in accounting.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army for five years with V Corps participating in the battles of Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was awarded a European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon and a Bronze Star for meritorious service.

Early in his career, he was employed as a hatter and later with Sperry Products in the cost accounting department.

At the time of his death, Mr. Manolakes was still active with the Stony Hill Market which he had operated for 45 years.

He was a member of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church and the AHEPA Lodge.

Besides his wife, Mr. Manolakes is survived by two sons, Nick Manolakes of Brookfield and Chris Manolakes of Bethel; a sister, Alex Lappas of Pawling, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Building Fund of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury 06811.

CALLING HOURS: Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury. Trisagion services will be conducted at 6:30 p.m.

SERVICES: Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church with the Rev. Peter Karloutsos officiating. Burial will take place in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury.

Nathaniel R. Talarico
Nathaniel R. Talarico, 84, a lifelong Danbury resident who had been active in local Democratic politics, died Sunday at the Pope John Paul II Center for Health Care in Danbury.

Mr. Talarico was the husband of Ella Canale Talarico.

Born in Danbury, May 6, 1912, he was a son of Gaspero and Annette Carlo Talarico. He was a graduate of St. Peter's School and Danbury High School and received a degree in chemical engineering from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.

As a young man, Mr. Talarico worked in the hatting industry as a chemist.

In 1944, he founded the N.R. Talarico automobile dealership, garage and service station on White Street in Danbury. He retired in 1978.

Mr. Talarico served on the Danbury Common Council in the late 1940s. In 1963, he was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for mayor. He later served as chairman of the Democratic Town Committee.

He was a member of St. Peter's Church and was a former member of the Kiwanis Club of Danbury and the Ridgewood Country Club.

As a boy, he was one of the first Eagle Scouts in Danbury. He later served as the first scout master of Boy Scout Troop #33.

Besides his wife, Mr. Talarico is survived by a son, Robert N. Talarico of Danbury; two daughters, Dr. Susette T. Carroll of Athens, Ga., and Annette T. Adams of Alpharetta, Ga.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Pope John Paul II Center for Health Care, 33 Lincoln Ave., Danbury 06810, or to St. Peter Church, 104 Main St., Danbury 06810, or to the Danbury Hospital Development Fund, 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury 06810.

CALLING HOURS: Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.

SERVICES: Wednesday at 9:20 a.m. at the Green Funeral Home; followed at 10 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter's Church. Entombment will take place at St. Peter's Mausoleum.

Alden O. Pearson
Alden O. Pearson, 78, formerly of New Milford and Georgetown, died Monday, April 14, at his home.

Mr. Pearson had been a resident of Morris, N.Y., for the past six years.

He was born in Weston, Oct. 27, 1918, a son of Charles and Annie Williams Pearson.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

While living in New Milford, he was the owner of a dog kennel and trained dogs for hunting.

Mr. Pearson is survived by a sister, Barbara Lowrie of West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours.

Services and burial will be private.

The Bouton Funeral Home, West Church Street, Georgetown is in charge of arrangements.

Stanley B. Piecuch
Stanley Bernard Piecuch, 80, a retired sign painter, died Sunday at New Milford Hospital.

Mr. Piecuch, of 5 Lakeview Road, New Milford, was the husband of Doris Henelli Piecuch.

He was born in Waterville, Maine, on May 27, 1916, a son of Martin and Catherine Piecuch.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

Before his retirement, he had been employed for many years as a sign painter with Foster and Kleiser of New York City.

Mr. Piecuch moved to New Milford from the Bronx in 1982.

He was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Church of New Milford.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Cathy M. Hackett of Sherman; two sons Steven W. Piecuch M.D. of Staten Island, N.Y., and Thomas L. Piecuch of Boca Raton, Fla.; two brothers, Henry Piecuch of Bellgrade Lake, Maine, and William Piecuch of Augusta, Maine; a sister, Julie Congro of Waterville, Maine; and nine grandchildren.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Newington Children's Hospital, 181 East Cedar St., Newington, CT 06111.

SERVICES: Tuesday at 11 a.m., a Memorial Mass at Our Lady of the Lakes Church in New Milford.

The Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford is in charge of arrangements.

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