Brenna Renee Azzarito
Brenna Renee Azzarito, daughter of Arthur E. and Dawn Botticelli Azzarito Jr. of 10 Apple Blossom Lane, Candleview Ridge, Danbury died Wednesday at her birth.
Brenna is the paternal granddaughter of Arthur and Ann Azzarito Sr. of New Fairfield and the maternal granddaughter of Donald and his wife Lisa Botticelli and Pamela and her husband James Pace of Danbury.
Friends are invited to assemble at the office of St. Peter Cemetery, Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury prior to 9:50 a.m. Friday to proceed to the family burial plot for a graveside funeral service at 10:00 a.m.
Vincent DePaul Joyce
Vincent DePaul Joyce, 87, of Toddy Hill Road, Newtown, formerly of Danbury and the Bronx, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at Ashlar of Newtown. He was the husband of the late Gertrude (Kane) Joyce.
Born in the Bronx, NY on July 8, 1913, he was a son of the late Christopher and Anna (Lyons) Joyce. He attended New York schools and worked as a Lino Type Operator for the New York Times for more than 32 years, retiring in 1973.
He was a member of St. Peter Church and the New York Typographical Union.
Mr. Joyce is survived by his daughters, Maureen Consiglio of New Fairfield and Regina Joyce of Bronx, NY; and his son, Richard Joyce of Brunswick, OH; as well as a sister, Anne Burke of Jacksonville, FL; and 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter Church on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will be in Central Cemetery, Brookfield.
Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury on Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Connecticut, 20 Wooster St., Waterbury, CT 06708.
Mrs. Louise (Murphy) Lineburgh, 86, formerly of 3164 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT, died Thursday, August 24, 2000 at Somers Manor in Somers, NY. She was the widow of John L. Lineburgh, Jr.
Mrs. Lineburgh was born in Waterbury, January 20, 1914, a daughter of the late Edward and Bridget (Doran) Murphy. She was a graduate of Wilby High School. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was active in the Senior Citizen's Group in Brewster. Mrs. Lineburgh was also a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Waterbury. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as an administrative assistant for Colonial Bank & Trust.
She leaves a son, J. Lee Lineburgh, III and his wife, Edna, of Brewster, NY; a sister, Edna Manner of Waterbury; three nephews and several grand nephews and grand nieces.
A graveside service will be held Friday, September 1, at 11 a.m. in New Pine Grove Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Geriatric Health Care Center, P.O.Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492. The Alderson Funeral Home of Waterbury, 70 Central Avenue, is in charge arrangements.
Sheila A. Price
Sheila A. Price, died August 25, 2000 at the Danbury Hospital at the age of 68. She lived on Germantown Road, Danbury and was the wife of the late Albert (Buddy) Price. Mrs. Price was born in Danbury, November 28, 1931, a daughter of the late Richard R. and Anna McGrail Sniffin. She was a clerk for the State of CT at Fairfield Hills Hospital in Newtown for 30 years, retiring in 1993. She was a member of St. Gregory Church and a volunteer for the St. Gregory School Lunch Program. She is survived by her brothers; Brendan T. Sniffin Sr. of Danbury and Stephen G. Sniffin of Bethel, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Price was predeceased by her brothers, Richard and Roger.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at St. Gregory the Great Church, Great Plain Road, Danbury at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made in her memory to St. Gregory Church.
Dorothy Marie Broadhurst
Dorothy Marie Broadhurst, 56, a longtime resident of Wilton and Georgetown, died on Thursday, August 24, 2000, at Norwalk Hospital after an extended illness. She was the wife of William (Bucky) Broadhurst.
Mrs. Broadhurst was born in Norwalk on August 6, 1944, a daughter of the late Samuel and Celia Ready Mills. She was a homemaker and was truly devoted to her husband and family.
In addition to her husband of twenty-two years, she is survived by her six children: William Hyatt of Norwalk, Brenda Sludock of Redding, Joann Paciuk of Georgetown, Rose Marshall, Margaret Glorioso and Catherine Dipisa, all of Bethel; five brothers, Samuel Mills of Bridgeport, William Mills of Bethel, John Mills, Nick Mills and Joe Mills, all of Norwalk; two sisters, Florence Schutt of Norwich, CT and Mary Lou Stratton of Norwalk; and thirteen grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday, August 28, at 11 a.m. in the Bouton Funeral Home, 31 West Church Street, Georgetown. The Rev. Chervell Philip, Pastor of the Georgetown United Methodist Church will officiate. The interment will follow in Branchville Cemetery, Ridgefield.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, August 27, 2000 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Broadhurst may be made to the American Cancer society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.
Steven P. Montes
Steven P. Montes, 89, of 100 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, husband of Mary (Krusko) Montes died on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at Wilton Meadows, Wilton, CT
Mr. Montes was born in Saco, Maine, September 5, 1910, a son of the late Peter and Fortini (Gouveris) Moutsatsos.
A resident of Ridgefield for the past five years coming from Allentown, PA, he was a retired medical photographer at the former Long Island College of Medicine, presently SUNY.
He was a member of the New York State Retired Employee's Association.
In addition to his spouse of 63 years, a daughter, Stephanie Cronin of Jamison, PA and her husband, Brian; a sister, Isabelle Misthon of Brick, NJ as well as two grandsons and a great grandson survive him.
Funeral services will take place on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Kane Funeral Home, 41 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield with the Rev. Peter Karloutsos of the Assumption Greek Orthodox church, Danbury, officiating.
Burial will take place in Holy Savior Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA.
Friends will be received in the Kane Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Juliana P. Manka
Juliana P. Manka, 84, resident of New Preston, CT and formerly of Stamford, died on Wednesday, August 2, 2000 at The Candlewood Health Care Center and Rehabilitation Center in New Milford, CT, due to natural causes.
Born in Everson, PA, on May 18, 1916, she was the daughter of the late George and Judith Palic.
She resided in Stamford from 1950-1979 before moving to New Preston, CT. She was an employee of Pitney Bowes for 30 years before retiring in 1980. While in Stamford, she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church on Seaside Avenue. She was also a member of the Oval Club of Pitney Bowes, and the Ladies Aid Society of the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Judith M. Cotton of Brookfield, NH; two sons; Emil G. Manka of Danbury and Michael E. Manka of Fairfield; a sister, Zuzana Pasiak of New Smyrna Beach, FL; nine grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren also survive. In addition to her husband Emil Manka who died in 1961, she was predeceased by a sister Mary Palic and a brother John Palic.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, August 28, 2000 at Trinity Lutheran Church 265 Seaside Avenue, Stamford, CT at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Oaklawn Avenue Stamford.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, August 27, 2000 from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations be made to The American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492 or Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, 265 Seaside Avenue, Stamford CT 06902.
The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford are handling the arrangements.
Edwin F. Jensen
Edwin F. Jensen, 79, husband of Genevieve (Keating) Jensen, of Barnum Road, Danbury, CT, died at the Danbury Hospital on Saturday, August 26, 2000.
He was born in Mt. Kisco, NY, February 28, 1921, son of the late Oscar A. and Gertrude (Zarr) Jensen. He moved to Danbury as a child and has been a resident since. Mr. Jensen served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He had worked for the Barden Corporation for 23 years and then worked at Allied Container Co. in Newtown. Following his retirement, he drove a "SweetHart" bus in Danbury part-time.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and her husband, Judy and Joseph Collins of Danbury; a son and his wife, Edwin P. and Veronica Jensen of Bristol, New Hampshire; 2 sisters, Hazel Benson and Mabel Marcioch, both of Danbury; 6 grandchildren, Stacy C. Grimm, Dennis Collins, Maureen Collins, Karen Collins, Heide J. Warsaw and Eric Jensen; a great-grandson, John T. Warsaw; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Oscar G. Jensen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Danbury, on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Monday evening from 4 to 8 p.m.
Beulah E. Nelson
Beulah E. Nelson, age 97, of Brewster, NY, died August 27, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Nelson was born March 22, 1903, in Centerville, NY, to Burton G. and Mattie (Winans) Snyder. She graduated from schools in Cairo, NY, and attended Oneonta Normal School, Oneonta, NY.
Mrs. Nelson married Vernon L. Nelson on May 23, 1924, in Freehold, NY. Mr. Nelson died Sept. 14, 1978.
Mrs. Nelson volunteered for the District Nursing Association in Brewster and was a member of the AARP, The Brewster Grange, The Brewster United Presbyterian Church and Southeast Senior Citizens. She had lived in Brewster for 51 years and previously in Dumont, NJ, for 18 years.
Mrs. Nelson had taught at the Sunside School in Sunside, NY, for one year prior to being married. She then became a homemaker.
Mrs. Nelson is survived by a son, Gordon L. Nelson of North Granby, CT; a sister, Dorothy Pilgrim of Cairo, NY; two daughters-in-law, Mary S. Nelson of North Granby and Elizabeth M. Nelson of Montvale, NJ; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Robert Nelson, in 1984.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 31, at 10 a.m. at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Ave., Brewster, NY. Interment will be at Cairo Cemetery, Cairo, NY. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Brewster Presbyterian Church or to a charity of one's choice.
Kevin J. Renzulli
Kevin J. Renzulli died unexpectedly at his home on August 26, 2000 at the age of 32. He was the husband of Catherine M. Broderick Renzulli and lived on Candlewood Lake Road, Brookfield. Mr. Renzulli was born in Norwalk, February 4, 1968, a son of James J. Renzulli Jr. and Carole L. Jackonice Renzulli. He graduated from Bethel High School, Class of 1986, and was the owner and President of the Renz Plumbing and Heating Company. He was a member of St. Marguerite Church and the Fairfield County Home Builders Association and an avid NASCAR racing fan.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his father of Bethel and mother of Danbury. A son, Corey B. and two daughters, Lindsay and Randi Emmans, all of Brookfield. His brothers, James J. and Michael J. Renzulli, and a sister, Amenda M., all of Bethel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Marguerite Church, Candlewood Lake Road, Brookfield. Burial will be in Wooster Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road, Brookfield, on Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1 Selleck St., Suite 500, Norwalk, CT 06855.
Doris McLean Capponi
Doris McLean Capponi, age 75, of 3 Oakridge Road, Bethel, died Sunday, August 27, 2000, at the Danbury Hospital, surrounded by her beloved family. She was the loving wife of Frank Capponi.
Mrs. Capponi was born on December 4, 2000, in Rumford, Maine, a daughter of the late Joseph and Annie (Worthley) McLean of Mexico, Maine. She resided in Mexico with her husband Frank and later moved to Newtown and finally to Bethel where she was a resident for 38 years.
Mrs. Capponi was a very active businesswoman. She was employed by Dr. M.J. Brooks and Dr. H.L. Noyes in Rumford and later worked at Danbury Hospital and Fairfield Hills Hospital. Doris was the former owner of the Stony Hill Gift Shop in Bethel. She also operated a ceramic business and held classes for many students to enjoy throughout the years.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Frank Capponi Jr. of Southbury; three granddaughters, Kimberly, Melinda and Bambi; two brothers, William McLean of Bethel and Frank McLean of Florida; and a sister, Barbara Simon of Newtown. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. from the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown, and at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Bethel, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Co., 59 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801.
Ruth Frick Mertz
Ruth Frick Mertz, 81, of 41 Upper Valley Drive, New Milford, wife of the late Paul F. Mertz, died Saturday at The Kent, Specialty Care Facility, in Kent, CT.
Mrs. Mertz was born in Jersey City, NJ, on November 25, 1918, daughter of the late Alfred and Catherine Wescott Frick. She had been employed as a teacher at The Pre-Day School in Port Chester, NY. She had moved to New Milford from Greenwich, CT, four years ago.
She is survived by a son, Paul H. Mertz of Weston, CT; a daughter, Catherine M. Sebestyen of New Milford; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Marble Dale. There are no calling hours. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905, or to New Milford Animal Welfare, Dodd Road, New Milford, CT 06776.
Interment will be in Greenwood Union Cemtery, Harrison, NY. Arrangements are by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford.
Marie Perun, 96, of 112 Squantuck Rd. Seymour, died Aug. 27, 2000 at home. She was the widow of Paul Perun.
Mrs. Perun was born June 7, 1904 in Czechoslovakia, daughter of the late John and Justine Copack. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the Rosary Society of the Assumption Church of Ansonia and the Women's Auxiliary of the V.F.W.
Survivors include two sons, John (Jack) J. Perun Sr. of New Fairfield, David P. Perun of Seymour; one daughter, Justine A. Ploss of Oxford; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by a daughter Paula Perun.
Services will be held THURSDAY 9:15 a.m. from the BEDNAR-OSIECKI FUNERAL HOME, 87 S. Cliff St., Ansonia, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Peter & Paul Church, Ansonia. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be WEDNESDAY (TODAY) from 5 to 7 p.m.