Beatrice M. Monroe, 94, a resident of Wilton for the past nine years and previously had lived in Georgetown for sixty years, died on Wednesday (August 2) in Norwalk Hospital after an extended illness. She was the wife of the late William J. Monroe.
Mrs. Monroe was born in Millinocket, ME on November 1, 1905, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Thibodeau Watson.
At a time much earlier in her life, she had been the floor manager for a perfume business, known as Angelique, and this was formerly located in Wilton Center.
Surviving are her two sons, Robert H. Monroe of Wilton and William H. Monroe of Daytona Beach, FL; one brother, Ira Watson of Norwalk; twelve grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild. Mrs. Monroe was predeceased by her daughter, Pauline M. Bennett.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday (August 8) at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Georgetown with the Rev. M. Joseph Joaquin, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will follow at St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.
Friends may call at the Bouton Funeral Home, 31 West Church Street, Georgetown on Monday (August 7) from 5 to 7 p.m.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Monroe may be made to the Ministry To Elderly and Handicapped, 227 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897 or to The Connecticut Hospice, 30 Stevens Street, Norwalk, CT 06850.
Ethel M. Westby
Ethel M. Westby of Danbury, CT, died August 5, 2000 at Mediplex Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Edmund Westby Sr., longtime residents of Norwalk, CT.
She was born in Paterson, NJ on September 1, 1903, the daughter of Valentine and May Sigley Fisher.
Mrs. Westby made her home with her son, Edmund and daughter-in-law Barbara, after the death of her husband in 1953, moving to Danbury in 1965. She was predeceased by a son, James A. Vick Jr., in 1976.
Mrs. Westby was a member of the King Street United Church of Christ and prior to her illness was an active member of the Women's Society.
A son, Edmund Jr.; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren survive her.
A memorial service will be held at the King Street United Church of Christ, with the Reverends Roger and Sandy Daly officiating, at a time to be announced. Tomlinson Homestead, 336 Main St., Danbury, CT is in charge of arrangements. There will be no calling hours. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Norwalk, CT at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the King Street Church Memorial Fund, 201 South King St., Danbury, CT 06811.
Daniel Vincent Marino
Daniel Vincent Marino, 58, of Cos Cob, CT, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2000 in Stamford.
Born in Port Chester, N.Y. on April 16, 1942, he was a son of Julia DeBerti Marino and the late Daniel B. Marino. Mr. Marino served with the US Navy during the Vietnam War and was the owner of J&D Services, a tool and lamp repair business, in Stamford.
Mr. Marino is survived by his wife, Joan Haug Marino of Cos Cob; his mother, Julia Marino; a daugher, Danielle McFadden of Port Chester, NY; a son, Jason Marino of Cos Cob; and a brother, Gary Marino of Danbury. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Marino.
Friends may call at the Castiglione Funeral Home, Inc., 134 Hamilton Ave. in Greenwich on Monday, August 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 8 at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Greenwich. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to: American Red Cross, 231 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830.
Einer T. Strand
Einer T. Strand, 88, of 19A Butter Brook Hill, New Milford, husband of Theresa Donovan Strand died Saturday at Candlewood Valley Health Care Center, New Milford.
He was born in Regan, N.D., Jan. 10, 1912, a son of the late Andrew and Anna Fossun Strand. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater. In 1947, He joined the General Bronz Corp. in Garden City, N.Y., retiring as a foreman in 1974.
He moved to New Milford in 1974 from Rockaway, N.Y. He was a life-member of the Ornamental Ironworkers Union., Local 580 of New York City.
In New Milford, he was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church, a member and former board member of the AARP of New Milford, a past president of the Butter Brook Residents Association, a past president of the Advisory Board of the Commission on Aging, a member of the Newbury Fellowship Association of Brookfield and a life member of Andrew B. Mygatt Post 1672 of the VFW of New Milford.
He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Christine McGrath of Litchfield and Mrs. Katherine Mulvey of Massapequa, N.Y.; as well as four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford, to St. Francis Xavier Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.
Interment will be in Center Cemetery, New Milford.
Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Contributions may be made to the New Milford Visiting Nurse Association, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776.
Emily Kane died Aug. 5, 2000, at the Danbury Hospital. She was 79 and the widow of the late Gerald V. Kane, and had lived on Riverford Road in Brookfield.
Mrs. Kane was born in New York, NY, Oct. 28, 1920, daughter of the late James and Emily Ward Doyle and received her education there. Mrs. Kane was a secretary for the Diocesan School Office of Brooklyn, NY.
In recent years, she was the Executive Director of Brooksquarry in Brookfield and an assistant to the law office of Atty. Peter Buscemi in Brookfield.
Mrs. Kane was a member of St. Joseph Church in Brookfield, the Housing Authority of Brooksquarry, the Senior Center in Brookfield, R.S.V.P. and the A.A.R.P of Brookfield.
She is survived by her two sons, Richard F. of Coconut Creek, Fla., and Robert F. of Seward, Neb.; her three daughters, Lois A. Lind of Red Hook, NY, Mary F. Ordner of New Ulm, Texas, and Barbara Menendez of Brookfield; her daughter-in-law, Jacqueline (Mrs. Gerald V.) D. Kane of Brooklyn; her brother, Bernard "Bob" Doyle of Brookfield; 20 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at St. Joseph Church at 11 a.m. Cremation will follow at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road, Brookfield, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.
Contributions may be made to the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department, Pocono Road, Brookfield, CT 06804, in her memory.
Robert T. Primm
Robert Thomas Primm passed away at his daughter's home on Candlewood Lake August fourth after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Hew was 75.
A Darien resident for 47 years, Robert is survived by his wife of 51 years, Geraldine Viohl Primm; his three daughters, Debbie Primm Mills of Brookside, New Jersey, Pam Primm of Darien, CT, and Stephanie Primm of Brookfield, CT. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Amy Mills, Jennie Mills, Jessie Mills and Stephen Zangrillo III. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Elizabeth Young of St. Charles, Illinois. Robert is also survived by 7 nieces and nephews.
Robert graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a degree in business administration. He started his career at Bourroughs Corporation in both Washington, D.C., and Bridgeport, CT. Subsequent to that, he was an advertising executive for McCall's Magazine, and spent the balance of his career as a sales and marketing executive for Eastman Chemical Corporation in New York City.
He will be remembered for his courage, strength, teaching of others, wit and love of boating and play. Most important he will be cherished and remembered forever for his unwavering love and dedication to his wife and children.
Friends and relatives may visit Edward G. Lawrence Funeral Home at 2119 Post Road in Darien, CT, Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Church services will be at the Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien, CT, Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m.
Donations to the American Cancer Society or the Bennett Cancer Center of the Stamford Health System are appreciated and welcomed in loving memory of Robert Thomas Primm, in lieu of flowers.
Interment will be private.
John F. McDonald
Mr. John "Jack" F. McDonald Sr., 74, of Brookfield, died Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Kent Nursing Home in Kent. He was the husband of Carolyn (Turnepseed) McDonald.
Mr. McDonald was born April 1, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Charles and Grace (Murphy) McDonald. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired as plant manager for Clear Dimensions, Ltd., in Wolcott. He enjoyed flying and had a small-plane pilot's license. Formerly of Levittown, L.I., he and his wife moved to Brookfield in 1959.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, John F. McDonald Jr. of New Milford and Michael McDonald of Wolcott; three daughters, Jill Walsh of East Northport, NY, Maureen Crocker of Rockland, MA; and Laura Marchionna of Southbury; three brothers, Charles McDonald of Clinton, Donald McDonald of New Hyde Park, NY, and Thomas McDonald of Simsbury; four sisters, Grace Burkhardt and Eileen Damiani, both of Jackson Heights, NY, Gladys Hoeg of New City, NY, and Virginia McGowan of Trumbull; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Kristin Marchionna, his brother, Robert McDonald and his sister, Dorothy Mongello.
A funeral mass will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Main Street South, Southbury. There are no calling hours. Burial is private. Arrangements by Carpino Funeral Home, 750 Main Street South, Southbury.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 501 George St., New Haven, CT 06511.
Stephen F. Kendy
Stephen F. Kendy, age 81, of Bethel, died on Saturday at the Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Ruth A. (Faulds) Kendy.
Mr. Kendy was born in Norwalk, December 26, 1918, a son of the late Michael and Anna (Sazbo) Kendy. He was raised in Norwalk, attending schools there. Mr. Kendy was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European and Asiatic Pacific theater campaigns. Upon his discharge in 1945, he entered the Stamford Trade School, where he studied and graduated as a tool and die maker.
A resident of Bethel for over 40 years, Mr. Kendy was employed by the Barden Corporation, Danbury, as a tool and die maker, retiring after 25 years of service.
He was a parishioner of the Church of St. Mary, Bethel.
In addition to his wife of 57 years, Mr. Kendy is survived by a daughter, Linda A. Vroman of Danbury; a brother, Joseph Kendy of Norwalk; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 8th at the Church of St. Mary, Bethel, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Bethel.
The family will receive friends at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Western Connecticut Chapter, 2 Terrace Place, Danbury, CT 06810.
Donald S. Barrett
Donald S. Barrett age 81, a lifelong resident of Brewster, NY, died August 5, 2000 in Somers, NY.
Mr. Barrett was born February 23, 1919 in Brewster, New York, to Samuel and Edna (Sweetman) Barrett.
Mr. Barrett held many jobs in Brewster before becoming the maintenance and automobile caretaker at the Beecher Funeral Home. He worked for over 35 years before retiring in 1993.
Mr. Barrett is survived by his sister, Margaret Bailey of Patterson, NY, and a niece, Carol Bailey also of Patterson. He was predeceased by a sister Grace Barrett who died March 10, 1982.
A funeral service will he held on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 7-9 p.m.
Barney Schenker, a retired New York City Fire Chief, of 8 Carol St., Danbury, died Aug. 6, 2000.
Devoted husband of Fannie (Herbst) Schenker, he was the beloved father of Harriet Krate, Marion Frankel and Sander Schenker, all of Danbury; the dear brother of Abraham "Al" Schenker of Danbury, Benjamin Schenker of Oceanside, N.Y., and the late Leo, Joseph and Shirley Schenker. Mr. Schenker is also survived by nine loving grandchildren and 12 adoring great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at the United Jewish Center, 141 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. with interment services to follow in the United Jewish Center Cemetery, Gray's Bridge Road, Brookfield.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Con. Mount Moses.
A period of mourning will be observed at 8 Carol St., Danbury.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, 543 George St., New Haven.
Corinne M. Monk
Corinne M. Monk, a longtime Stamford resident, passed away at the Stamford Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, due to cardiopulmonary arrest. She was 75.
Born in Stamford, CT, on Dec. 31, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Walter Monk and Lydia Russo Monk Halpin.
Miss Monk graduated Stamford High School in 1943, having worked in a law office for several years and with the nursing staff at Stamford Hospital for over 30 years.
She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church in Stamford.
She is survived by a sister, Virginia Kellner of New Milford, CT; a niece, three nephews, two grandnieces and a grandnephew.
Calling hours will be held at the Bouton & Reynolds Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St., Stamford, CT, on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at 11 a.m.
Burial will follow at the St. John Cemetery, Darien, CT.