Clarence H. Peck
The death of Clarence H. Peck, 87, of 1605 Bridgedale Drive, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, occurred at the Danbury Hospital Tuesday morning. He was the husband of Mae F. Fredericks Peck.
He was born in Sandy Hook December 4, 1912, son of the late Charles and Edna Milo Peck and was a Danbury High School graduate.
Mr. Peck resided in Brookfield prior to moving to Rocky Mount, N.C. 23 years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Peck recently celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary.
He had been employed as a Hatter for the Lee Hat Company for 25 years and for the Barden Corporation for 18 years retiring at age 62.
Mr. Peck was a member of the Englewood Methodist Church in Rocky Mount and of the Senior Swingers Bowling League of which he was past president. He was also a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and while in the Danbury area was an avid Bowler.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, C. David Peck of Southbury and a daughter, Mrs. Donald Cardinale of Seven Springs, North Carolina; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be private and burial will follow in Wooster Cemetery.
The Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450.
Florence Hagar King, age 106, of 13 Hakim St., Danbury, died Sunday, January 2 at Filosa Convalescent Center, after having lived in three centuries. She was the widow of Grover Judson King.
Mrs. King was born in Danbury April 19, 1893, a daughter of the late Samuel F. and Julia E. Proctor Hagar. She lived in Danbury all her life and was a graduate of Danbury High School class of 1912 and Mount Ida College, Newton, Mass. where she majored in music. She taught private piano lessons for many years. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and worked for many years as a volunteer for the Red Cross Blood Bank.
Mrs. King is survived by a stepdaughter, Velma Quick of Clinton; step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren and several cousins.
A Graveside service will be held at Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, Monday afternoon, January 10th at 1:00. Friends may gather at Section 3 of the cemetery prior to the service. There are no calling hours.
The Hull Funeral Home, 60 Division St., Danbury, is handling arrangements.
Grant Parker Elsberry
Grant Parker Elsberry, age 19 months, of New Fairfield and New York City, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, in New Fairfield. He was born May 16, 1998, in New York City, the loving son of Daniel James and Lisa Reid Parker Elsberry.
Survivors include his parents; a brother, Daniel Wyatt Elsberry, age 5; maternal grandparents, Hattie Pearl Reid Parker of Halifax, NC; and the late Ernest Carson Parker; paternal grandparents, James Pledger and Nancy Ann McKinnon Elsberry of Clayton, CA.
A Mass of the Angels will be celebrated Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church, Route 39 and Barnum Road, New Fairfield.
Arrangements are being handled by the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home of Danbury. Memorial gifts may be given to Make-a-Wish Foundation of Metro New York, 85 Old Shore Road, Port Washington, NY 11050.
Martha Esther Barrett
Martha E. Barrett, age 81, a resident of Hobe Sound, Fla. for the last 17 years died Monday, January 3, 2000 in Danbury Hospital.
Formerly of Redding, she was born in Norwalk March 29, 1918 and was the daughter of the late George E. and Ruth Merriam Blackman. She was the wife of the late Homer J. Barrett.
Survivors include one daughter, Robin Costabile of West Redding and one son, Jack Barrett of Naugatuck. Two grandchildren, Luca and Janine Costabile of West Redding also survive.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 7, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in the Raymond Funeral Home, 5 East Wall Street, Norwalk. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.
Helen May Knowles Lowry
Helen May Knowles Lowry, age 67, of Newtown and Monroe, beloved wife of David W. Lowry, died Tuesday, January 4, 2000 in her home.
Born in Quincy, Mass., she was a Newtown/Monroe resident for forty years. Mrs. Lowry earned a Bachelors of Education Degree from Boston University, was a former teacher in Baltimore County, Maryland and was a saleswoman with Avon Products.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include her loving children, Amy Kason of Derby, Davida Lowry of Shelton and David H. Lowry of Newtown; a brother Howard Knowles of Union, Maine; a sister, Amy Beebee of Brockton, Mass and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Pratt.
Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Pkwy., Meriden, CT 06450.
Arrangements by Redgate, Wilmot, West and Goulding Funeral Home, Monroe.
Shirley Mae Markham Homsy
Shirley Mae Markham Homsy, age 99, of Southbury, died at the Lutheran Home of Southbury on Monday. She is the widow of Elias Homsy.
Mrs. Homsy was born September 10, 1900 in Roanoke, Va., a daughter of the late Jackson and Nancy Page Markham. Mrs. Homsy was a resident of Danbury from 1935 to 1977 at which time she moved to Southbury. From 1939 to 1943 she and her husband owned and operated the Homsy Grill Shoppe on West Street, Danbury.
Mrs. Homsy is survived by a son, George W. Rosmussen, Longview, Texas; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held in the Hull Home, Sixty Division Street, Danbury, Thursday afternoon at one o'clock.
Genevieve M. Kallas
Genevieve M. Kallas, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, 87, of Valley Stream Dr., Danbury, wife of the late Paul M. Kallas, died on Monday.
She was born in Danbury, January 26, 1912, daughter of the late Louis and Rose (DiMascola) Pannozza. She was a lifetime Danbury resident, attended Danbury schools and had been a member of the daughters of Penelope. Mrs. Kallas had formerly owned and operated, with her late husband, the Brookside Rest Home in Danbury in the 1960's and 1970's.
Mrs. Kallas is survived by a son, Michael A. Kallas of Danbury; a daughter, Rosalie M. Kallas of Monroe; a sister, Mary P. Patella of Danbury; a brother, Rocco Pannozza of Bethel; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter Church on Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will take place in Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury on Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m.
Rosemary (Scozzafava) Lariccia
Rosemary (Scozzafava) Lariccia, of Clearbrook Road, Danbury, wife of John B. Lariccia, died at her home Tuesday morning with her family at her side. She was 73 years of age.
Born in Danbury October 8, 1926, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Rotunda Scozzafava, she attended St. Joseph's School, Danbury High School and was a lifelong Danbury resident.
She had been employed as the Cafeteria Manager at Shelter Rock School for 12 years and at Davis & Geck for 18 years, retiring in 1981.
Mr. and Mrs. Lariccia celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary last November.
Rosemary was a member of St. Peter Church and its Parish Life Committee, was a volunteer at St. Peter Church and Rectory and was active in Parish Activities. She also volunteered as a Receptionist at the Danbury Probate Court.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, John A. Lariccia and his wife, Janis of Newtown; James P. Lariccia and his wife, Deborah of New Milford; one daughter, Mary Ellen Cesca and her husband, Paul of Danbury; two brothers, Thomas Scozzafava Sr. of Danbury and Louis Scozzafava of Indianapolis, Ind.; six grandchildren, Michelle Lariccia, Gina Lariccia, Jennifer Cesca and her fianc'E9, Allen Light, Tamma Rosensteel, David Lattin and Matthew Cesca; two great-grandchildren, Anneka and Helaina Rosensteel and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held from the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Friday morning at 9:45 to St. Peter Church at 10:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial.
Interment will be in the family plot in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00.
Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Peter Church Restoration Campaign, 104 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810 or to Regional Hospice of WESCONN, 30 West St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Laura B. LaPointe
Laura B. LaPointe, age 88, of Redding, formerly of Danbury and Norwalk, died on Sunday, January 2nd, at the Waterbury Extended Care Facility, Watertown. She was the wife of the late Adelard J. LaPointe.
Mrs. LaPointe was born October 24, 1911 in Warwick, Quebec, a daughter of the late Napoleon and Eva (Laroche) Leblanc. She moved to Massachusetts from Warwick in 1929, and had been a resident of Norwalk before moving to Danbury, where she had been a resident for over 25 years.
Mrs. LaPointe was employed as a seamstress in the Danbury area for many years, working until she was 72 years of age. While residing in Danbury, she was a parishioner of St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church.
Mrs. LaPointe is survived by two sons, Robert J. LaPointe of Redding and Norman LaPointe of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Lucien Leblanc and Edmond Leblanc, both of Victoriaville, Quebec; seven sisters, Simone DesRoche, Laurette DesRoche, Yvonne Lainnesse and Georgette LaRoche, all of Warwick, Quebec, Sister Germaine Leblanc, O.F.S. of Providence, R.I., Cora Lainnesse of Victoriaville, Quebec and Rose Guimond of Norwalk; three grandchildren, Michelle Menendez, Lisette LaPointe and Robert LaPointe, and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 10th, at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Redding at 10 a.m., with the Reverend Roland LaPlant as principle celebrant.
A graveside burial of cremains will take place at St. John's Cemetery, Norwalk at 1:00 p.m.. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.
The Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Cristello, 86, of 42 Starrs Plain Rd., Danbury, wife of the late Patrick J. Cristello Sr., died at Bethel Health Care Center on Tuesday, January 4, 2000.
She was born in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York November 14, 1913, daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Howell) Matthews. Mrs. Cristello is survived by four daughters, Patricia Hunter of Yonkers, N.Y., Ruthann Roka of Venice, Fla., Terese Cristello of Danbury and Karen Hupchick of New Milford; two sons, Patrick Cristello Jr. of Austin, Texas and Dominic Cristello of Danbury; three sisters, Marion Lachman of Stamford, Theresa Erickson of Florida and Dorothy Spielman of White Plains, N.Y.; a brother, Richard Matthews of Florida; seventeen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted from the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Saturday morning at 8:30 to St. Peter Church at 9:00 for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday.
The Cristello family has requested that flowers be omitted and contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Joseph Patsy Andronaco
Joseph P. Andronaco, age 86, a lifelong New Canaan resident, died Wednesday, January 5, 2000 in Notre Dame Convalescent Home in Norwalk. Born in New Canaan March 23, 1913, he was the son of the late Antonio and Rose Chappa Andronaco. He was the husband of the late Lillian Delio Andronaco. Joseph worked for the Roche Refuse Co. for over 55 years. He was a member of the New Canaan Old Timers, he was a sanctioned umpire and was a member of the Fairfield County Umpire Association.
Survivors include his daughter, Louise Andronaco of New Canaan; three sons, Anthony of New Milford, Henry of New Canaan and Joseph of Westport; three brothers, Vincent of New Canaan, Pally of Norwalk and Anthony of Norwalk; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews also survive.
He was pre-deceased by two brothers, Arnold and Annunziato.
A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Aloysius Church, Cherry Street, New Canaan. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, New Canaan.
Friends may call in the F. Hoyt Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Notre Dame Convalescent Home, West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT 06850 or New Canaan Youth Services, c/o Laura Wilks, Town of New Canaan, Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840 or the Community Baptist Church, Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT 06840.
Susan M. Engels
Susan M. Engels, 97, wife of Rudolph Engels, of Westville Ave., Danbury, died at the Glen Hill Convalescent Home on Monday evening.
She was born in Myjava, Czechoslovakia, August 14, 1902, daughter of the late Paul and Elizabeth (Holick) Manacek. She moved to the United States when she was 9 years old and had been a Danbury resident since.
Mrs. Engels had worked for more than 25 years for the former Danbury-Bethel Gas and Electric Company and had retired many years ago. She was a life member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Danbury and was a member of Sokol Lodge #51 and was the oldest original member of the lodge.
In addition to her husband of 74 years, she is survived by a daughter, Betty Jane Tierney of Danbury and Port Charlotte, Fla.; two grandchildren, Paul Tierney and his wife, Lisa and Patricia Williams and her husband, Gary; three great-grandchildren, Kristen Tierney, Jessica Tierney and Kelly Tierney and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Engels was predeceased by a son, Richard and two sisters and three brothers.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. with Pastor Allen German officiating. Burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury on Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Contributions may be made to the Tierney/Engels Memorial Fund at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 44 Spring St., Danbury, CT 06810.