Jennie "Dee" Granata
Jennie "Dee" Granata, age 76, a longtime resident of Putnam Lake, N.Y., died Saturday, April 15, 2000, in Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of the late Anthony M. Granata.
Born March 4, 1924, in Greenwich, she was a daughter of the late Vincent and Philomena Cavalier Palaia. She was a high school graduate.
Mrs. Granata was a member of Putnam Lake Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the local Bowling League and Putnam Lake Community Council. She also was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Putnam Lake, N.Y.
Mrs. Granata had been employed as an inspector and machine operator at Amphenol R.F. Products in Danbury, retiring in 1989 after 10 years of service. Prior to her employment at Amphenol, she had worked at Pawling Plastics for 10 years.
Mrs. Granata had lived in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., before moving to Putnam Lake 36 years ago. She was married on March 21, 1943 in Mt. Vernon.
Surviving are a son, Louis Granata of New Milford; two sisters, Josephine Ritacco of Brewster, N.Y., and Rose DeMattia of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Putnam Lake, N.Y., with the Rev. Ralph LaBelle officiating. Burial will be in St. Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery, Brewster, N.Y. There are no calling hours.
Charles C. Anderson, age 65, of Newtown, died Friday, April 14, 2000, in the Connecticut Hospice, Branford.
Mr. Anderson was born in Bridgeport and was a lifelong area resident.
He was a retired Bridgeport police officer for 28 years. A U.S. Marine veteran, he served during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Police Benevolent Association and the Police Association of CT. He also was a member of the Blue Knights and of the Ashlar-Aspetuck Lodge No. 142 A.F. & A.M.
Survivors include his wife, Vera Ann Saul Anderson of Newtown; one son, Charles C. Anderson Jr. of Arlington, Texas; his mother, Ann Yamnicky Anderson of Stuart, FL; two brothers, Herbert and Harold Anderson, both of Stuart, FL; one sister, Barbara Silhavy and her husband, Joseph, of Easton; four nephews and one great-niece. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Anderson.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday at 10 a.m. directly at the Salem Lutheran Church, Bridgeport. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery in Redding Ridge, CT. Friends may call on Monday at The Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Ave., Bridgeport, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Masonic service will take place at 7 p.m. The family would prefer donations to either the Salem Lutheran Church General Fund, 3160 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604 or the Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford, CT 06405.
Francis A. Pennell Jr.
Francis A. Pennell, Jr., 44, of 81 Greenlawn Drive, Danbury, died Monday at Danbury Hospital.
Mr. Pennell was born in Danbury, Aug. 8, 1955, a son of Barbara (Cullum) Pennell McCarthy of Danbury and the late Francis A. Pennell, Sr. He attended Danbury schools and had worked in the warehouse of Dandy Distributors.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his son, Jason C. Pennell of Chambersburg, PA; his brother, Ernest Pennell of Danbury; his sisters, Betty Holt, Donna Pennell and Kathy Pennell, all of Danbury, and Diane Corna of Pinellas Park, FL; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Thursday at 12:00 Noon.
Burial will be in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury.
Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Theresa M. Scinto
Theresa M. "Terry" Scinto, age 65, of Winter Springs, FL, formerly of Newtown, beloved wife of the late Frank D. Scinto, died suddenly on Sunday, April 16, 2000, in Manchester, Tennessee.
Born on April 12, 1935, in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Edward R. and Mary Capozzi Del Mastro. She was a customer service representative for CT National Bank in Danbury for 15 years.
Along with her husband, Mrs. Scinto owned and operated the Newtown Package Store for 10 years, before moving to Florida.
She was a member of the Newtown Chapter of Alhambra and the Epilepsy Association of Florida.
Mrs. Scinto is survived by her beloved children, Frank J. Scinto and Mary Van Oyan, both of Florida; her sisters, Elinor Hill and her husband, Harry, of Woodbridge, Agnes Murch of Glastonbury, and Rosemary Chiappa and her husband, James, of Trumbull; her brother-in-law, Dr. Lawrence Scinto and his wife, Joyce, of Florida; her three granddaughters, Jessica, Cassie and Meghan Van Oyan of Florida; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held from the Spadaccino Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Route 111, Monroe, on Thursday at 9:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, Inc., 22 Lake Beauty Drive, Suite 314, Orlando, FL 32806.
Alfred P. O'Hara
"Pete" O'Hara of Patterson, New York, died April 15, 2000, at home with his family at his side, after a brief illness.
He was born in Patterson, N.Y., on April 27, 1919, to the late Peter and Anna (Peck) O'Hara. After graduating from Syracuse University, he received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1942. Being admitted to the bar in June 1942, his practice would then span the next 58 years. He was currently of counsel to Kelley, Drye and Warren.
Early in his career he was Secretary to a United States District Court Judge. In 1946 he became a partner in the New York City law firm of McLaughlin & Stickles. In 1953 he was appointed an Assistant United States Attorney General of the State of New York in the reorganization of the Securities Bureau. He was a senior partner at Rogers Hoge & Hills in New York City, specializing in litigation, particularly in the trial of trademark and unfair competition cases. In 1960, following the confiscation of lands in Cuba, he successfully supervised significant litigation in foreign jurisdictions on the issue of private ownership of trademarks.
Mr. O'Hara also taught Trial Practice at the New York University School of Law. From 1976 to 1981 he served as President and Chairman of the Board of Bacardi Corporation of San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was also a Director of the National Association of Manufacturers.
He was Secretary of the Association of the bar of the City of New York, Counsel to the United States Trademark Association, and a life member of the American Law Institute.
He was Chairman of the Board of Guiding Eyes for the Blind and was currently on the Board of Directors. In 1947, he incorporated the National Cancer Foundation (Cancer Care), served as a Trustee, and as National Campaign Chairman.
He is survived by his wife, Martha "Marti," four children, Jane Ann O'Hara of Woodstock, Georgia; Margaret Kathleen O'Hara Vodrey of Los Angeles, California, Peter James O'Hara of Poughquag, New York, and John Edward O'Hara of Pawling, New York; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and many others whose lives Pete influenced. He was predeceased by his first wife, Murial "Sandy," in 1969.
A special private service is being held on Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. at the Patterson Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Cancer Care, Inc., 275 Seventh Ave., New York, N.Y. 10001.
William R. Moschello
William R. Moschello died unexpectedly April 16, 2000, at his home on Ironworks Hill Road in Brookfield at the age of 44.
He was the husband of Patricia A. (LeRoux) Moschello.
Mr. Moschello was born in Brooklyn, New York, July 28, 1935, son of the late Frederick J. and Philamena Carafano Moschello. He received his early education in Brooklyn, moved to Taylor Avenue in Norwalk, then moved to Danbury and, 34 years ago, settled in Brookfield.
He was a retired machinist for R.F.M. Farrell in New Milford for 13 years. He attended St. Joseph Church in Brookfield and was a Third Degree Knight of Columbus, Council 46, in Norwalk, CT.
Besides his wife he is survived by his four daughters, Deborah B. Moschello and Sharon A. Kearney, both of Brookfield, Selina C. Moschello of Danbury, and Kimberly A. Branca of Ronkonkoma, L.I., N.Y.; three grandchildren, Nicole and Brittany Kearney and Ronald Branca; his sister, Patricia Jurgiewicz of Redding, CT; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at St. Joseph Church in Brookfield at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Norwalk, CT.
Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury, on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450.
Robert DuFresne of Sherman died April 16, 2000, in Aston, PA. He was 57.
Mr. DuFresne was born in New York City April 14, 1943, a son of Arthur and Annette Tr'E9panier DuFresne. Educated in Florida, he attended Dade County High School.
He was a self-employed contractor and a member of the Building Commission for The Sherman School renovation.
Robert DuFresne married Noreen Dertadian May 29, 1983 in Wynnwoode, PA.
A resident of Sherman for the past 11 years, he had previously lived in Scarsdale, NY.
Besides his wife, Noreen, he is survived by his mother, Annette, two children Ani and Rody; and a sister, Susan Poulin.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cargain Funeral Home, 10 Fowler Ave., Carmel, N.Y.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Sherman. Interment will be private.
Anthony N. Librandi
Anthony Nicholas Librandi, a lifetime resident of the Town of Mamaroneck, N.Y., passed away April 15, 2000.
Mr. Librandi was born August 10, 1916 to Nicola and Sarafina (nee Sganga) Librandi. A 1933 graduate of Mamaroneck High School, he was a National Honor Society member.
He served the Army/Air Force during World War II, as a staff sergeant crew chief.
An electrician by trade, he served the Town of Mamaroneck Volunteer Fire Department for over 50 years, serving as chief in 1965 and 1966. Mr. Librandi also served on many committees over the years, as well as being co-founder, charter member and current president of the Volunteer and Exempt Benevolent Association. He was also a member of the local VFW.
Beloved husband of 54 years of Anna (nee Panico), loving father of Kathleen Miazga of Danbury, Suzanne Librandi of Auburn, N.Y., and Anthony of the Town of Mamaroneck, he is also survived by four grandchildren, a brother, Louis of New Rochelle, and a sister, Ann Claps of Florida. Mr. Librandi was predeceased by brothers Philip and Dominic, and sister, Theresa Librandi.
Visitation will be at Fox Funeral Home, Larchmont, N.Y., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sts. John and Paul, Larchmont, Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Internment will be in Beechwood Cemetery, New Rochelle.
Olive Sprock (nee Rose), a lifelong Yonkers resident and homemaker, died on Monday, April 17, 2000, at St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers. She was 89-years-old.
She was born on March 4, 1911, to Carmen A. and Olive A. Varian Rose in Yonkers, where she was raised and educated attending Yonkers High School.
Mrs. Sprock's hobbies included crocheting and knitting.
On April 3, 1937, she married Martin J. Sprock in St. Mark's Episcopal Chapel in Yonkers. Mr. Sprock died on February 16, 1981.
Survivors include on son, Martin J. Sprock, Jr., of Danbury; one daughter, Karen Sprock of Yonkers; one brother, Carmen Rose of Syracuse, N.Y.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, Clarence and Earl Rose.
Visitation will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home, 168 Park Ave., Yonkers, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at funeral home on Thursday, April 20, at 10 a.m.
Internment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hastings on Hudson, N.Y.
Steven C. Voket
Mr. Steven Charles Voket, 49, of 23-2 Rose Lane, Danbury, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Danbury Hospital.
Mr. Voket was born in Waterbury, Oct. 6, 1950, a son of the late Stanley and Nellie (Gawkas) Voket and was a Danbury resident for the past 10 years, having lived in the greater Waterbury area most of his life.
He was a graduate of LaSalette Seminary and attended the Waterbury branch of the University of Connecticut. He was a member of the BMW Auto Enthusiast Club and enjoyed art, photography and sculpture.
He leaves on brother, H. Stanley Voket of Harwinton.
A memorial mass will be held on Friday, April 28, at 9 a.m. at St. John of the Cross Church, Whittemore Road, Route 188, Middlebury.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 920 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT 06107.
The Alderson Funeral Home of 70 Central Ave., Waterbury, is in charge of the arrangements.