Andrew M. Kasvensky, 89, of 63 Lillis Road, New Milford, died Saturday at New Milford Nursing Home.
Mr. Kasvensky was born in New Milford, Nov. 2, 1910, a son of the late Andrew S. and Anna (Ondrecak) Kasvensky. He attended New Milford schools and had been an outstanding baseball player in his youth.
He was a veteran of World War II who had served in the European, African and Asiatic theaters.
Mr. Kasvensky was a self-employed stone mason the greater part of his life.
He was communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church in New Milford.
Preceding him in death were three sisters, Mary Kasvensky, Katherine K. Fogarty and Theresa Cherniskee and one brother, John Kasvensky.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford, to St. Francis Xavier Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery, New Milford.
There are no calling hours.
Florence L. Robinson died Aug. 19, 2000, at the Danbury Hospital. She was 65 years old and lived on Oak Avenue in Danbury.
Ms. Robinson was born in Stamford, CT, Nov. 24, 1934, daughter of the late William and Elsie Haff Lettau. She received her education in Stamford schools and moved to Danbury in 1963.
Ms. Robinson worked for Danbury Printing and Litho for eight years and retired in 1993.
Her survivors are her son, Arnie of Danbury; and two daughters, Trudy L. Colucci and her husband William of Glen Allen, VA, and Judy L. Schrack and her husband Jay of Danbury; four granddaughters, Amy and Lisa Anastasia and Jamie and Jenna Colucci; and three sisters, Madeleine Riska, Audrey Marshall and Willamine Eagen. Ms. Robinson was predeceased by her daughter, Kathy, and grandson, Lil' Joe Robinson. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury, on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the assistant pastor David Bohn of the Calvary Independent Baptist Church of Redding officiating.
Burial will be in Wooster Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., E. Hartford, CT 06108-3272.
Mr. Rafael Alonso Martinez, 81, husband of Deolinda (Silva) Martinez of 28 West St., Naugatuck, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Martinez was born February 12, 1919, in Uma, Spain, a son of the late Antonio Alonso and Maria (Martinez) (Seoane) Nunez. At age 17, Mr. Martinez was drafted into the Spanish Civil War. After the war he moved to Lisbon, Portugal, where he worked for 16 years at the Avenida Cafe. Mr. Martinez immigrated to Naugatuck in 1958, where he worked for Megin Construction for 20 years. He was a communicant of St. Francis Church.
Besides his wife, Mr. Martinez is survived by one daughter, Ana Maria Martinez Cario of New Fairfield; one son, Rafael S. Martinez of Naugatuck; one sister, Maria Alonso Martinez of Uma, Spain; two brothers, Manuel Alonso Martinez and Felicisimo Alonso Martinez, both of Uma, Spain; one grandson and 17 nieces and nephews.. He is predeceased by one sister, Digna Alonso Martinez; and two brothers, Jose "Pepe" Alonso Martinez and Antonio Alonso Martinez.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday Aug. 23, 2000, at 9:30 a.m. from the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck, to St. Francis Church for a Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery.
Calling hours will be on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Francis Building Fund, 318 Church St., Naugatuck, CT 06776.
Bertha Ora Moffitt
Bertha Ora Moffitt, 87, of Bridgewater, CT, wife of the late Thomas F. Moffitt, died Aug. 20, 2000, at New Milford Nursing Home.
Mrs. Moffitt was born in North Adams, MA, Nov. 15, 1912, the daughter of the late Frederick and Rose (Boucher) Lefebvre.
Mrs. Moffitt was employed as a nurses aid at Fairfield Hills state hospital. She retired after 30 years of service.
A longtime Danbury resident, after retirement moving to Lantana, FL, she returned to Bridgewater to make her home with her son and daughter-in-law, prior to entering New Milford Nursing Home.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas F. and Susan J. Moffitt of Bridgewater; and her grandchildren, Kimberly J. Moffitt, Susan L. Moffitt, Thomas R. Moffitt and Scott R. Moffitt.
She was predeceased by her son, Richard Moffitt.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Church Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions in Mrs. Moffitt's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
The Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements.
Frances Southard Avery
Frances Southard Avery age 83 of Fairfield, beloved wife of 63 years of the late Raymond J. Avery, died on Friday, August 18, 2000 in her home with her family at her side.
Born in Bridgeport, Mrs. Avery had been a Fairfield resident since 1942. She was a longtime member of the Golden Hill United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. She was a devoted wife, mother and daughter, and a unique caregiver to not only her family but others as well. A good day would be time spent with family and friends that would drop in at any time.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond A. Avery and his wife Carol of Bridgeport, Craig F. Avery and his wife Antoinette (Toni) of Trumbull; a daughter, Cheryl A. Kellogg and her husband Allen of Newtown; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Golden Hill United Methodist Church, Bridgeport with the Rev. Dr. Brian Schofield-Bodt, Pastor officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Monday from 4-8 p.m. in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Rd., Fairfield. In lieuof flowers memorial contributions may be made to either the Joslin Clinic, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215 or to the Hospice at Home VNS of CT, 765 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604.
Denise Nardi, of Whispering Pines, NC, 86, died Friday, August 18, 2000.
Wife of the late Edgar Nardi, she is predeceased by a daughter Nicki Mullins. Survivors are two daughters, Telia Emanuel of Daytona Beach, FL and Susan Nardi of New Hope, PA; one brother, Richard Dean of Atlanta, GA; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Denise was an avid golfer, a member of the Whispering Pines Country Club, held offices in the Whispering Pines Pinettes and the Whispers Women's Club. A bridge enthusiast, she was a member of several contract and duplicate bridge clubs. She was a treasurer of the Sandhills Extension Club and historian for the Sandhills Quilters Guild. She volunteered for many years at the Whispering Pines Thrift Shop, and a former resident of Brookfield Center.
A private family memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at Powell Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home, Wednesday, August 23, 2000 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Whispering Pines Thrift Shop, 7345 NC HWY. 22, Carthage, NC 28327.
Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Crematory.
James C. Grimmitt
James C. Grimmitt, 83, a retired US Navy Chief Petty Officer, died Tuesday, August 15 at his residence in Titusville, FL.
Mr. Grimmitt was born in Columbia, Tennessee. He moved to Titusville in 1984 from Portsmouth, Rhode Island. His lifelong career was as a US Navy Chief Petty Officer. He was a member of Elks Lodge #2113 Titusville, VFW #4228 Titusville, Fraternal Order of Eagles Titusville and American Legion Post #1 Titusville. Mr. Grimmitt also enjoyed playing golf.
He is survived by two daughters, Judy Grimmitt of Danbury and Beatrice Grimmitt of Bristol, Rhode Island; two sons, James C. Grimmitt Jr. of Portsmouth, Rhode Island and Frederick Grimmitt of Long Beach, CA; and one grandchild.
There are no calling hours. Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of St. Francis, PO Box 5563, Titusville, FL 32783.
Wylie-Baxley Titusville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robert A. Kane
Robert A. Kane, 65, of 943 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, NH and 43 Catoonah St., Ridgefield, CT died on Sunday at his New Hampshire home.
Mr. Kane was a funeral director and partner in the Kane Funeral Home of Ridgefield and the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home of Danbury.
He was born in Danbury, CT, February 4, 1935, a son of the late William C. and Leona (Warner) Kane. In early years he resided with his family in Hartford, attended Hartford schools and returned to Danbury in 1950, attended Danbury High School, was a member of the DHS Varsity Football Team, graduating in 1953.
Mr. Kane was a US Army veteran stationed at Ft. Devens, MA.
He later attended and graduated from the New England Institute in Boston where he obtained his diploma for funeral directing and embalming. Upon graduation, he joined his father at the Kane Funeral Home and later became president of the firm.
As a member of the Ridgefield community, Mr. Kane was active in the Ridgefield Kiwanis Club, its charter president and served on numerous committees, including the annual military band concerts, horse and charter night celebrations.
Active in the Ridgefield Volunteer Fireman's Association, he served as a past officer and was most active in the annual Fireman's Ball. A past coach of the Pop Warner Football League, he was also active with the Tiger Touchdown Club. He was an avid golfer.
At present, Mr. Kane was an honorary life member of the Ridgefield Volunteer Dept., the Marquette Council Knights of Columbus of Ridgefield, the John A. Gildea, Division #3, Ancient Order of Hibernians of Danbury and St. Mary's Church, Ridgefield.
He was a past member of the Ridgefield Kiwanis Club, the Ridgewood Country Club and the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association.
He is survived by a daughter, Kelly Ann Doherty of Scituate, MA and her husband, Robert; two sons, Timothy A. Kane of Ridgewood, NJ and his wife, Laurie and Kevin M. Kane of Scituate, MA and his wife, Laurie; four grandchildren, Conor and Molly Doherty of Scituate, MA and Kate and John Robert Kane of Ridgewood, NJ. His former wife, Catherine J. (Murphy) Kane of Hampton, NH and an aunt, Ursula Otto of Brookfield, CT also survive.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Ridgefield with the Rev. Robert P. Morrissey, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Friends will be received on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Kane Funeral Home, 41 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.
Contributions in Mr. Kane's memory may be made to St. Mary's Church Building Fund, 183 High Ridge Ave., Ridgefield or to Meals-on-Wheels, 25 Gilbert St., Ridgefield, CT 06877.
Donald Arthur Dodge
Donald Arthur Dodge, 62, of New Milford died Sunday, August 20, 2000 at New Milford Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Mildred (Seidl) Dodge. Mr. Dodge was born June 4, 1938 in Northfield, son of the late Arthur C. And Nettie (Wedge) Dodge.
Mr. Dodge was retired from MacDermid Incorporated in Waterbury as a Warehouse Manager. Previously a resident of Middlebury, Roxbury and Southbury, he was a member of the Roxbury Congregational Church and served on its Board of Trustees. He was Director for Habitat for Humanity of Litchfield Hills and a member of the Lion's Club in Southbury. He was an avid Harley motorcycle and drag race enthusiast.
Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters and their husbands, Brenda and Dean Meyer of Chestnut Ridge, NY, Cheryl and Bill Nichols of New Milford; a son, David Dodge of Bethlehem; a brother and his wife, Douglas and Maureen Dodge of Wethersfield; 5 grandchildren, Brad, Nicole, Samantha and Morganne Meyer, Rachel Nichols; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Arlene Wojtusik.
There are no calling hours. A funeral will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 10 a.m. at the Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church Street. Burial will in the Roxbury Center Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church Street, Roxbury CT 06783 or to the Ambulatory Oncology Unit of New Milford Hospital, 21 Elm Street, New Milford, CT 06776.
The Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, Main Street South Route 6, is in charge of arrangements.
John Velmore Bellion
John Velmore Bellion, 85, of 78 Candlewood Lake Road North, New Milford, husband of Florence (Klages) Bellion, died Sunday at New Milford Hospital.
Mr. Bellion was born in the Bronx, NY, June 27, 1915, a son of the late Nicholas and Anna (Willox) Bellion. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army and had been a member of the New York Plumbers Union #2 for many years before his retirement.
He had lived in New Milford since 1957, was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church, and a member of the Housatonic Council #40 Knights of Columbus. He had also been an avid golfer.
He is survived by two sons, John Bellion and his wife Gwenda of New Milford and Bill Bellion and his wife Edie of Canaan, NH; one daughter, Mary Jane Lundgren and her husband Eric of New Milford; two sisters, Harriet Regan of New Milford and Eileen Baydala of Melbourne, FL; six grandchildren, Wendy Bellion Irvine, Tara Bellion Willson, Michelle Prentiss, Jeremy Bellion, Britt Lundgren and Sancie Petrovich; one great-grandchild, Roan Bellion Willson.
Funeral Services Thursday 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 in St. Francis Cemetery, New Milford.
Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2911 Dixwell Ave., Suite 104, Hamden, CT 06518.