Helen A. Wildman
Helen A. Wildman died January 31, 2000 at the Danbury Hospital. She was 84 years old. The wife of the late Harvey G. Wildman, she lived at 14 Meadowbrook Road in Danbury.
Mrs. Wildman was born in Danbury May 26, 1915, daughter of the late James and Anastasia Renoff Tita and attended Danbury schools. She was a salesperson for Carol's Textiles in Danbury and later in Brookfield and retired after 25 years. She was a member of St. Gregory Church, the Senior Center in Danbury and the AARP.
She is survived by her sons, Dr. Harvey R. Wildman and daughter-in-law, Margaret, both of Danbury and Robert B. Wildman and daughter-in-law, Kathy of E. Wallingford, Vt.; six grandchildren, Gregory, Douglas, Karen, James, Rebecca and Sara Wildman; two sisters, Mary Durkin of Thompson, Georgia and Ann Hastings of Sarasota, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Gregory the Great Church, Great Plain Rd., in Danbury. Burial will be in Central Cemetery in the Spring. Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492 or the Regional Hospice of Western CT, 30 West St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Jane A. Guerrera
The death of Jane A. Guerrera, 66, of Beaver Brook Road, Danbury occurred at the Danbury Hospital Tuesday afternoon She was the wife of Dante Guerrera.
Born in Danbury March 14, 1933, daughter of the late Matteo and Marie A. Walker Santoro, she was a lifelong Danbury resident, attended Danbury schools and Danbury High School.
Mrs. Guerrera was in the Restaurant Business for many years in local diners and restaurants as an owner and Hostess.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, a former member of the Americo Vespucci Lodge and spent her life as a Loyal Wife, Mother and Grandmother.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Lawrence A. Badaracco Sr. of New Fairfield and Luke M. Badaracco of Danbury; two daughters, JoAnn M. Dachenhausen of Newtown and LouAnn A. Calogero of Danbury; a brother, Matthew Santoro Jr.; three sisters, Marie Christopher, Ann Carlson and Eleanor Elliott, all of Danbury; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Anthony J. Santoro.
Funeral services will be held from the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Saturday morning at 9:15 to St. Joseph's Church at 10:00 for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Guerrera family, 34 Beaver Brook Road, Danbury, CT 06810 for their favorite charity.
Angela Ricci, a faith-filled and loving wife, mother and grandmother, died instantly this past Monday.
As a member of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church she appreciated the love and community of her Parish.
Angela retired from Western Electric. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed outings with her family.
She leaves behind her son, Dominic and his wife, Elizabeth and her two grandsons, Dominic Anthony and Vincent Joseph.
Calling hours at the Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home, Bronxville, between the hours of 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, February 3, where Fr. Bauer will say the prayers of Christian Burial. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Anthony's Church, Yonkers, on Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m.
Rev. Nicholas G. Lassios
Rev. Nicholas G. Lassios, 72, of 17 Tunnel Road, Newtown, husband of Fay (Coroneos) Lassios, died on Thursday morning, February 3, 2000 at the Danbury Hospital after being stricken ill at home.
Born in New York, New York August 23, 1927, a son of the late George and Bessie (Kalogeras) Lassios, he attended New York schools, graduated from Bedford Stuyvesant High School and the City College of New York with a degree in Engineering. Rev. Lassios grew up in the parish of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Washington Heights, New York City. It was there he was baptized and married; he was also active in the youth program there.
He then joined Timex Corporation in 1957 which then became part of Allied Signal and retired in 1991. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served with the occupational forces in Japan.
A resident of New York City, New York from 1958 to 1979, he served as parish council president of the Sts. Konstantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of West Nyack, New York and a religious education instructor at St. Anthony's Antiochian Orthodox Church of West Bergenfield, New Jersey. He was ordained a deacon and later helped establish Holy Transfiguration Church O.C.A.
A resident of Newtown since 1979, Rev. Lassios served the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Danbury as deacon and in 1981 was ordained a priest.
Rev. Lassios served the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Danbury as assistant until 1985 when he was assigned to the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Mission Church of Middletown, N.Y. He helped establish and directed construction of a new church which was completed in 1988.
In 1992, he served St. Basil's Greek Orthodox Church of New Haven and directed construction of a new church.
During his ministry, in 1986, he started a prison ministry program which evolved into a formal prison program named Holy Cross Prison Ministry which maintains ministry programs in correctional facilities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. In conjunction with prison ministry, Holy Cross Prison Ministry also sponsored study courses for high school credit for the incarcerated.
Rev. Lassios holds a Masters in Divinity from St. Vladimir Seminary in Yonkers, New York.
He is a recipient of the Offikion of Sakellarios and the Offikion of Economos for his service to the Greek Orthodox Church of North and South America. These honors were bestowed upon him by Archbishop Iakovos as well as being a recipient of the Medal of St. Andrew.
Rev. Lassios was also recognized by the Order of AHEPA for his contribution to the Greek Orthodox Church of Danbury.
In addition to his spouse of forty-five years, Rev. Lassios is survived by three daughters, Rosann Williams of Mesa, Ariz., Barbara Lassios of Newtown and Christine Golden of Holbrook, Mass.; as well as four grandchildren.
The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday at 9 a.m. in the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury followed by the Rite of Burial for a Priest at 11 a.m.
Interment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.
Parishioners and friends will be received at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Contributions in Rev. Lassios' memory may be made to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund, 30 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06811.
The Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Avenue, Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
Athela (Blake) Simaleavich
Athela (Blake) Simaleavich, 86, of 27 Fairfield Ave., Danbury, died at Waterbury Hospital Thursday, February 3, 2000. She was the wife of the late Joseph Simaleavich.
Born in Great Barrington, Mass. February 27, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Athela (Sanborn) Blake. She attended Great Barrington schools.
Prior to her retirement, she worked at the Risdon Corp. of Danbury and was previously a waitress at the former Danbury Diner. She has been a Danbury resident for the past sixty years.
She is survived by her daughter, Eleanor May Almeida of Danbury; her grandsons, Nelson and Cesar Almeida; a granddaughter, Eleanor Tremblay; and great-grandsons, Jeffrey Almeida and Oliver Tremblay and several nieces. She was also predeceased by her son, Arthur Scheibel.
Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family.
There will be no calling hours.
The Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
Stanley Grove Timmerman
Stanley Grove Timmerman, age 75, of Williamsburg, Va., formerly of Brookfield, beloved husband of Pauline (Sue) Gale Coleman Timmerman, died Thursday, February 3rd, at Williamsburg Community Hospital. Mr. Timmerman also is survived by six children, Pamela J. Mousseau, and her husband, John, of Maplewood, NJ: Steven J. Timmerman, of Santa Monica, CA; Andrew G. Timmerman, and his wife, Christine of Brookfield, CT; Curtis B. Timmerman, and his wife, Melissa, also of Brookfield, Gale Woods, and her husband, David, of Glen Arm, MD; and Amy C. Timmerman of New York, NY. Other survivors are his sister, Patricia Marks of Easthampton, NY, ten grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Timmerman was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Stanley Timmerman, and his sister, Joan Horgan.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to do so may make a contribution to the American Cancer Society, 729 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Newport News, VA, or James City County Fire Department, 5077 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Arrangements by Nelsen Funeral Home, Williamsburg, VA.
Robert J.Carroll Sr.
Robert J. Carroll Sr., age 83, retired Superintendent of Maintenance at St. Joseph's Manor, Trumbull, CT, died Friday, February 4, 2000, in the Danbury Hospital. Mr. Carroll was the husband of the late Jeanne (Nolan) Carroll and was a resident of Nunnawauk Meadows, Newtown.
Mr. Carroll was born in Scranton, PA, February 7, 1916, a son of the late Andrew P. and Anna (Coleman) Carroll. He was an Army Staff Sergeant during World War II and served in the Battle of the Bulge. He had been a resident of Newtown since 1964 and was employed at St. Joseph's Manor until his retirement in 1977. Mr. Carroll lived at Nunnawauk Meadows since 1978 and was a longtime Superintendent of Maintenance there until his retirement. He was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church.
Mr. Carroll is survived by 8 sons: Robert J. Jr., Patrick, Paul, Arthur and Philip, all of Newtown, Charles of San Diego, CA, Andrew of Danbury, and Joseph of Tenants Harbor, ME; 5 daughters, Catherine Boudreau of Trumbull, CT, JoAnne Chontos of Newtown, Mary Wilgus of Tenants Harbor, ME, Margaret Carroll of Uncasville, CT, and Michele DeLisle of New Knoxville, OH; 3 sisters, June Kenney of Alexandria, VA, and Eileen Carroll and Mary Lou Morrissey, both of Stratford, CT; 30 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by 2 grandsons, P.J. Carroll and Daniel E. Boudreau.
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 7, 2000, at 10:00 a.m. from the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown, and at 10:30 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. Rose Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions may be made to Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 344, Newtown, CT 06470, or to Regional Hospice of Western CT, 30 West St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Nellie Dembiczak, age 86, of Danbury, died on Wednesday, February 2, 2000, in Danbury Hospital. Born in Stratford, Nellie had been a Stratford and Bridgeport resident before moving to Danbury two years ago. She had retired from the Seaside Blouse Co. of Bridgeport and had been a member of the International Ladies Garment Union. Nellie enjoyed making clothing, walking and traveling.
She is survived by her nieces, Cecelia McWilliams and her husband William of New Fairfield, and Bernice Riha and her husband Jeffrey of Wallingford; a nephew, Gerald Dembiczak of Salem; and several great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Walter and Bruno Dembiczak, and a sister, Joan Dembiczak.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Frank Polke & Son Funeral Home, 1546 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Burial will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Monday one hour prior to service. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society through the funeral director.
John David Warnke
John David Warnke, 59, of Concord, NC, previously of Sandy Hook, died Jan. 31, 2000, at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte after a brief illness. He was born May 3, 1940, to the late Anna Mae (Kramer) and Raymond Warnke.
He is survived by a son, J. Christopher Warnke; daughter-in-law, Susan, and three grandchildren, Brandon, Cassidy and Christopher, all of Hoosik Falls, NY. Also a brother, Paul Warnke of New Milford, and sisters: Linda Northrup of Danbury, Judith Major of Deep River, Cynthia Wilks-Boak of Norwalk and Hope Brissette of Bellows Falls, VT.
Cremation at the convenience of the family. No services.
Paul Eben Crosby
Paul Eben Crosby, Sr. of Fairfield, VT, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on "Ground Hog Day," Feb. 2, 2000 at Holiday House in St. Albans, VT, just short of his 93rd birthday.
His family guesses he looked out and saw his shadow and decided to go back to his maker rather than face six more weeks of winter.
Paul was born on April 9, 1907, in Wakefield, MA, and was married for 70 years to Martha Windsor Slusser, who preceded him in death on Nov. 4, 1996. Paul now joins her "In the Garden."
Paul called four places "home" during his lifetime: Colebrook and Redding, CT, Piscataway, NJ, and "Crosby's End of the Road" in Fairfield, VT.
His jobs ranged from tending camels for the circus in Florida at age 17, to Tax Collector and Constable of the Town of Fairfield in his eighties. The Aluminum Company of America was his employer for 30 years and his benefactor for 33 years of retirement.
Licensed by the Episcopal Church in CT as a lay reader, he served the Tri-Church Parish in East Fairfield in that capacity. In CT he was an active member of the Grange, his children most vividly recalling his time as Master.
Paul was well known for his recitations and was often called upon to render "Casey at the Bat" and "The Cremation of Sam Magee." A frustrated, factory bound would-be farmer all his life, his dream was to retire to Vermont whre he had spent most of his vacations helping friends during haying season. He lived to see his dream come true.
He spent retirement as a part-time farmer, tax collector, grand and great-grandfather, jack-of-all-trades, neighbor and friend. His smaller friends and neighbors remember him as the "Candyman."
For the past two years, Paul had been a resident of Brownway in Enosburg Fall, VT, where his family will be forever grateful for the loving staff and excellent care he received. His final three days were spent in the warm and loving environment of Holiday House in St. Albans. The family thanks all those who cared for him in his final hours and supported them in their sadness. Grateful thanks go to his doctor, friend, and neighbor, Dr. Amy Roberts of Fairfield, VT, for the special care and counsel she provided him and his children in his final years.
Paul is survived by the last of his five brothers, Samuel Crosby of Georgetown, ME; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Sam Leggett of Sagamore Beach, MA; son and daughter-in-law, Paul Eben Jr. and Linda Crosby of Newton, NJ; and daughter, Priscilla Dawson of Fairfield, VT. Also mourning his loss are: grandchildren, Elizabeth, Julian, Kimberly, Jacqueline, Kathleen, Eben, and Richard; great-grandchildren, Alex, Morgan, Connor, Amelia, Claire, and Joshua; and special family members, Linda, Sara and Neil Vanslette of Fairfield, VT.
A Memorial Service in celebration of Paul's life will be held on Paul's 93rd birthday weekend, Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 2 p.m. inthe United Church of Christ in Bakersfield, VT with a birthday collation to follow the service. The Heald Funeral Home of St. Albans is in charge of arrangements. There are no calling hours.
Remembrances may be sent to either "Martha's Kitchen" on Lake Street or the "Samaritan House" on Kingman Street, St. Albans, VT 05478.
Mary Elizabeth (Tomkus) Miklinevicus, 82, of Iroquois Road, Watertown, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000 at Danbury Hospital. She was the widow of Edmond Louis Miklinevicus.
She was born in Waterbury on Jan. 10, 1918, daughter of the late John and Domicele (Borktoki) Tomkus. She lived in Watertown for many years before moving to Newtown three years ago. She was retired from Wheeler Wire Co. in Waterbury. She was a member of the Lake Winnemaug Association.
She leaves two daughters, Marion Bugnacki and Shirley D. Gravel, both of Watertown; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. at the Hickox Funeral Home, Watertown. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of CT Inc., 45 Ash St., E. Hartford, CT 06108.