Adrienne A. Case
Adrienne A. Case, 60, of Bridgewater, CT, died Friday, January 7th, 2000, at Connecticut Hospice after a brief illness
Adrienne was born in Bayonne, NJ, on July 23, 1939, a daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Gabriel Wutulski. She moved to Danbury in 1958. After graduating from Danbury High School, she studied nursing at The Medical Center in New Jersey. She settled in Bridgewater in 1964, raising a family and actively participating as a member and officer of the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department Women's Auxiliary. Prior to her passing, she was employed as an office manager of a corporation in Derby, CT
She is survived by her three beloved sons, Stephen Case of Lampertheim, Germany; Gregory Case of Burlington, CT; and Jeffrey Case of Bridgewater, CT, and his two daughters. Adrienne also is survived by two loving sisters and brothers-in-law, Jacqueline and Emil J. Fusek of West Redding and Eleanor and Mario Gradoia of Milford, CT, and three nephews, Mark, Eric and Michael Gradoi
Contributions in Adrienne's memory may be made to Father Michael J. McGivney Center for Cancer Care, Sherman Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 3 Old Town Park Road, New Milford, at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2000. Burial at St. Peter's Cemetery in Danbury, CT, will be private
The Colonial Funeral Home, 87 Park Lane Road, New Milford, is in charge of arrangements
Evelyn V. Peryer White
Evelyn V. (Peryer) White, 86, of 19 Main St., Danbury, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of the late Lynn A. White
Born in Pottsdam, N.Y., Oct. 6, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Laura (Norman) Peryer
She was raised and educated in Vermont and lived in Hartford before moving to Danbury, where she has been a resident for the last 54 years
Mrs. White worked for the Barden Corp. of Danbury as an inspector, retiring after 22 years of service. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church
Surviving are her daughters, Leona Berlind of Rochester, NH, and Palm Coast, FL, and Sandra Schroder of Brookfield, as well as a son, Alvin White of Bethel and a brother, Donald Peryer of Springfield, MO; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Danbury. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery
Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492-7522, or to The American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450
Amie Dixon Stamberg, 49, a native and former resident of Greenwich, died Wednesday, Jan. 5 at the Westchester Medical Center. She had lived in Ridgefield since 1993 and was a marketing consultant to institutional investment managers
Born in Greenwich on May 8, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Barbara B. Stamberg and Frank L. Stamberg. She attended Smith College and the University of Madrid (Spain). She held a double BA in economics and Latin American Studies from the University of Texas and an MBA in finance from the University of Washington
Ms. Stamberg served three years as an account executive, trader and portfolio manager with Hayden Stone and Heinhold Commodities. In 1977, she joined the Frank Russell Company, a pension consulting firm in Tacoma and New York, where she became a vice-president responsible for equity management evaluation and selection in the US, Canada and Europe
In 1987 after four years as an owner/partner of Fairfield Capital Associates, she founded Stamberg & Associates, Limited to provide marketing strategies and client services for a select number of institutional money management firms. She later expanded on this to co-found Stamberg, Prestia Limited, which created, marketed and serviced the Minority Equity Trust. The Trust became a co-venture with the Bankers Trust Company managed by 13 minority and women investment advisors
Ms. Stamberg enjoyed golf and tennis and traveled extensively. An early marriage ended in divorce
She is survived by her father, Frank L. Stamberg of Greenwich and Palm City, FL; two sisters, Susan S. Schnoor of Hurlock, MD and Bebe McCarthy of Greenwich; and a brother, Frank L. Stamberg Jr. of Riverside, CT
A memorial service was conducted Jan. 8 at the First Church of Round Hill in Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Woodcock Nature Center, Wilton, CT
The Fred D. Knapp & Son Funeral Home of Greenwich is in charge of arrangements
Louis A. Sachetti
Louis A. Sachetti, 72, a former longtime resident of the Branchville/Georgetown area, died Jan. 6 at the Veteran's Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y. He was the husband of Irene Hogarbome Sachetti and lived in North Syracuse, N.Y., for the past 21 years
Mr. Sachetti was born in Danbury on Jan. 31, 1927, a son of the late Ernest and Catherine DeFabrio Sachetti. He was a self-employed gardener and a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Coast Guard Merchant Marines
Besides his wife of 21 years, he is survived by his children, Gary Sachetti of Ellenville, N.Y., Steven Sachetti of Redding, Louis Sachetti of Cortland, N.Y., Suzanne Ruehman of Marietta, Ga., and Stephan Hogarbome of North Syracuse; two brothers, Dominick Sachetti of Ridgefield and Fonze Sachetti of Norwalk; two sisters, Elsie Lopez of Jupiter, FL, and Anna Lopez of Middletown; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Georgetown, with the Rev. M. Joseph Joaquin, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Mapleshade Cemetery, Ridgefield. Friends may call today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bouton Funeral Home, 31 West Church St., Georgetown
Mabel Brundage Adam
Mabel Brundage Adams, 85, of Fairfax, Va. died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000 at Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax. The wife of the late Carl T. Adams, she was a former resident of Bethel and the daughter of Fred and Lottie Brundage. She was the sister of William Brundage, Marion Freeman, Winifred Brundage and Frances Walker
Friends are invited to visit the Everly Funeral Home, 10565 Main St., Fairfax, Va. on Tuesday, Jan. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. where services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at 2 p.m
Bernard R. Garavel
Bernard R. "Bob" Garavel, 71, of Danbury, retired funeral director and vice president of the Cornell Memorial, Inc., died Saturday at his home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Phyllis C. DeFranco Garavel
He was born in Danbury on Jan. 18, 1928, a son of Angelo and Elizabeth Sullivan Garavel. He attended St. Peter School and was a 1945 graduate of Danbury High School. He graduated from the American Academy of Embalming and Mortuary Research in 1948
A veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, he was drafted in both 1946 and again in 1950. He served with the 609th Graves Registration Company in France
Bob started his funeral service career with the former John C. Freeland Funeral Home, and with his partner, Roger Gavagan, operated the Cornell Memorial Home in Danbury and the Brookfield Funeral Home, which they founded in 1963. He retired in January, 1977, after 40 years of continuous funeral service
He was a communicant of St. Peter Church, where he served as an usher at the 9 a.m. or 4 p.m. service; a member of the Catholic War Veterans and the Danbury Exchange Club, where he served as vice chairman of its Little League Committee; a member of the Danbury High School Class of 1945 Reunion Committee; and an original member of the Board of Directors of the Midwestern Connecticut Council on Alcoholism, a position he held until his death
Bob was an avid gardener who will be remembered for his beautiful flowers and gardens
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Paul J. Garavel and his wife Robin of Redding, and Mark S. Garavel of New Britain; a son-in-law, Kenneth Terry of Danbury; two brothers, James Garavel of Danbury and Gerald Garavel of Southbury; a sister, Mary Grace Sullivan of East Longmeadow, Mass.; six loving grandchildren, Lindsay Garavel, Caitlin Terry, Justin Garavel, Jeremy Garavel, Matthew Terry and Michael Terry; and several nieces and nephews. he was predeceased by a daughter, Lisa M. Terry, who died Aug. 2, 1999
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Church in Danbury. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family
Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Midwestern Connecticut Council on Alcoholism, 238 White St., Danbury 06810; or to Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 30 West St., Danbury 06810
N.S. Loeb, widow of Union Leaderowner, dies at 75
GOFFSTOWN, N.H. (AP) Nackey S. Loeb, the former publisher of The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News who during the impeachment scandal ran a headline calling President Clinton "a disgrace," died yesterday at her home, the papers said. She was 75
Loeb had been in failing health due in part to complications associated with her partial paralysis from a 1977 car accident
She retired in May but still maintained an interest in the affairs of the Manchester newspapers and consulted on the recent endorsement of Steve Forbes in next month's Republican New Hampshire Primary
The Union Leader is the largest newspaper in the state and the only statewide daily, the New Hampshire Sunday News is the largest Sunday paper in the state
Loeb and her late husband, William Loeb, bought the newspapers in the 1940s
Patricia A. Dumas
Patricia A. Dumas, 78, of Birch Hill Road, Craryville, NY, a local resident since 1969 and a former resident of Elmsford, NY, died Friday at Fairview Hospital, Great Barrington, Mass. She was the wife of the late Robert Dumas, who died on April 8, 1991
She was born May 22, 1921, in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Joseph P. and Anne (McCalough) Dumas
Mrs. Dumas had previously been employed as a child development teacher for Bennett College in Millbrook, NY. She was a communicant of St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Church in Copake Falls
She was a past member of the Pine Plains Garden Club; a member of the Altar Rosary Society; and she taught summer Bible School at St. Bridget's
Mrs. Dumas is survived by four sons, Robert P. Dumas of New Milford, Christopher Dumas of Modesto, CA, Thomas W. Dumas of Elmsford, NY, and James P. Dumas of Craryville; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 8 p.m. at St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Church, Copake Falls, with the Rev. Peter Russo officiating
Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Peck & Peck Funeral Home, Route 22, Copake. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Assoc. of Northeastern, 8 Mountainview Ave., Colonie, NY 12205
Ruth Louise Terry
Ruth Louise Terry, 84, of Bridgewater, died Thursday at New Milford Hospital. She was the wife of the late Edward B. Terry
Mrs. Terry was born Sept. 30, 1915, in the Gaylordsville district of New Milford, a daughter of the late Raymond W. and Esther V. Ahlstrom Camp
She graduated from New Milford High School and received a bachelor's degree in education from Danbury State Teachers College in 1938. Mrs. Terry taught briefly after college until her marriage, when she devoted her time to being a wife and mother
Mrs. Terry was a member of the Bridgewater Historical Society, the South Cemetery Association, the Bridgewater Grange, AARP and the Congregational Church, Bridgewater. She was a former Girl Scout leader, den mother, and an alumnus of Western Connecticut State University. She attended Second Home Adult Day Center in Brookfield
She was also known for her award-winning apple pies at the Bridgewater Fair
Mrs. Terry is survived by a son, Edward B. Terry IV, and his wife Maureen of Bridgewater; a daughter, Jean Thomsen and her husband John of New Paltz, N.Y.; a brother, Ralph Camp of New London, N.H.; four grandchildren, Kathryn Harrington, John Thomsen IV, William Terry and Laurie Terry; and two great-grandchildren, Krista and Kevin Harrington
Funeral services will be held Jan. 15 at noon at the Congregational Church, Bridgewater. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in South Cemetery, Bridgewater, in the spring
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Book of Remembrance, Congregational Church, Bridgewater, P.O. Box 7, Bridgewater, CT 06752
The Colonial Funeral Home, 87 Park Lane Road, New Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph F. Wiser
Joseph F. Wiser, age 76, retired director of athletics and coach at New Milford High School died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000 in the New Milford Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara (Leonard) Wiser and resided at 234 Pumpkin Hill Road in New Milford.
He was born in Fairfield on March 26, 1923 a son of the late Joseph and Rose (Ritzo) Wiser. He moved to Newtown in 1938 and graduated president of the Class of 1941 at Newtown High School. He attended Arnold College of Health and Physical Education. In 1943 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Following his basic training, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and saw action with the Marines on Saipan and Okinawa. After the war he served in occupied Japan for nine months.
He returned to Arnold College and graduated president of his class of 1947. He also attended the University of Bridgeport and received his master's degree in secondary education from Fairfield University in 1959.
Mr. Wiser came to New Milford in 1948 as director of the Recreation Program, then known as Rec-Con, a position he held for 10 years. He became physical education teacher and coach at New Milford High School in 1948 and later became director of athletics, retiring in 1980, at which time the football stadium at New Milford High School was named Wiser Field.
He was a member of the New Milford First Congregational Church, where he was as member of the choir and a former member of and chairman of Board of Deacons.
Mr. Wiser was a Charter member of the New Milford H.S. Booster Club. He was a longtime member and past president of New Milford Lions Club. He was named a Melvin Jones Fellow, the highest award in Lionism. In 1981 he was made a life member of the Lions Club.
He is survived, besides his wife, by a son Michael Wiser of Warren, 2 daughters, Theresa Howard of New Milford and Laurie Wiser of Waterbury, a brother, Kenneth Wiser of Middlebury, a sister, Virginia Garcia of Woodstock, Ga. and three grandchildren, Austin and Lance Wiser and Emily Howard.
A memorial service will be held at the New Milford First Congregational Church on Saturday, January, 15, 2000 at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Virnette Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in the Newtown Village Cemetery at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the Book of Remembrance, New Milford First Congregational Church, 36 Main St., New Milford, CT 06776 or to the New Milford Lions Club Fidelco Guide Dog Program, P.O. Box 894, New Milford, CT 06776. Arrangements by the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown.
Naomi Kriegsman of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., died on Jan. 7, 2000 at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie. She was 75.
Mrs. Kriegsman worked as a product demonstrator for Price Chopper in Poughkeepsie. She was born Oct. 17, 1924 in New York City to Max and Beatrice Goldburg Eder.
She was educated in New York City. On March 27, 1949, she married Irwin Daniel Kriegsman in New York City. Mrs. Kriegsman lived in Poughkeepsie for the past several years.
She is survived by a son Len Kriegsman of New Milford, a daughter and son-in-law Marlene and James Lenihan of Poughkeepsie and grandchildren Danielle Kriegsman of New Milford, Teddi Kriegsman of New Milford, Sydney Kriegsman of New Milford and Joseph Lenihan of Poughkeepsie. Family members who died earlier include Irwin Daniel Kriegsman, her husband, on July 17, 1997.
Calling hours are Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Cargain Funeral Home, 10 Fowler Ave., Carmel, N.Y. 10512. Interment will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, N.J.
Elizabeth M. Dreher
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Dreher, 88 of 803A Heritage Village died Sunday at Mediplex of Southbury. She is the widow of Henry C. Dreher.
Born in Branford on July 30, 1911 daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Centner Dreher. She resided in the Norwalk area until 1973 moving to Ansonia. A communicant of the Church of the Assumption, Joseph A. Doyle Senior Center and the Rosary Society of the Assumption Church. She was a previous parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Norwalk. Mrs. Dreher was employed at Danbury Hospital in the Dietary Department and late as a housekeeper at the Church of the Assumption.
Survivors are 2 daughters Jayne Bolander of Southbury and Kathryn Ganino of Pasadena, Calif., 2 sons Henry J. Dreher of Branford and Thomas J. Dreher of Los Angeles, Calif, 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by 3 brothers, Joseph, John and Stephen Centner.
Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the John T. Bennett Funeral Home, 91 N. Cliff St., Ansonia and will be followed by a mass of Christian burial in the Church of the Assumption at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk. Calling hours will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Charles P. Gambino
Charles P. Gambino, 87, father of Geraldine Martini, of New Fairfield, and a retired New York City corrections officer, died Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital, on Long Island.
Mr. Gambino was born in New York City, Feb. 15, 1912, a son of the late Mario and Maria DiMaggio Gambino, and had begun a career with the subway division of the New York City Department of Sanitation, and following service with U.S. Navy Submarine Service, returned to city employment as a corrections officer at The Raymond Street Jail, Ryker's Island and Bellevue Hospital. He had been a resident of New Fairfield for over 40 years.
Besides his daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine and Robert Martini, he is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Charles R. and Barbara Gambino, of Elmhurst, L.I., 4 brothers, Sammy (Salvatore), Sonny (Rosario) and Frankie, all of New York, and Joseph of California, 3 sisters, Sara Carlisi and Josephine Gambino of New York, and Mary Stravelli, of New Jersey, 5 grandchildren, Robert, Cara and Gema Martini and John and Phillip Gambino; also many nieces and nephews. His wife, Marie Vondras Gambino, died in 1997.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church, New Fairfield, on Wednesday, at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Cavalry Cemetery, Queens, N.Y. on Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. Friends will be received at the Tomlinson Homestead, 336 Main Street, Danbury, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Building Fund at St. Edward's Church, P.O. Box 8866, New Fairfield, CT 06812, will be appreciated.
Michael A. Loya
Michael A. Loya, 89, husband of the late Veronica (Falls) Loya, of 33 Lincoln Ave., Danbury, died at the Pope John Paul II Health Care Center on Saturday evening.
He was born in Vanderbilt, Penn., March 11, 1910, son of the late Michael A. and Mary (Kovach) Loya. He came to Danbury as a young man and had been a Danbury resident since. During World War II, Mr. Loya worked as a machinist at the Bullard Co. in Bridgeport. Following the war he worked as a hatter and became the superintendent of the former Mallory Hat Co. in Danbury and later the Danbury Hat Co. He retired in 1976.
He was a member of St. Gregory the Great Church, and formerly had been a 3rd degree member of the McGivney Council of the Knights of Columbus. As a young man, Mr. Loya had played football for the Danbury Trojans and later coached the Top Hat "Bull Dogs" football team. He was a member of the Danbury Old Timers Association and was honored by that organization in 1992.
Mr. Loya is survived by 4 daughters and their husbands: Dorothy V. and David Kroha, Barbara and Joseph Dominakus, Patricia H. and William Murphy, all of Danbury and Nancy V. and Bernard Reidy of Newtown; five brothers: John Loya and George Loya both of Danbury, Joseph Loya and Andrew Loya, both of Bethel and Stephen Loya of New Fairfield; two sisters: Mary Kaiser of New Milford and Irene Melycher of Florida; 10 grandchildren: David Kroha, Ronald Kroha, Michael Kroha, Cynthia McArthur, Barbara Braatz, Thomas Dominakus, William D. Murphy Jr., Patricia Kelley Murphy, Bernard Reidy, Jr., and Andrew Reidy; 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Church on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow 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.
Contributions may be made to Pope John Paul Health Care Center, 33 Lincoln Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.