Armanda A. Vozzo
Armanda A. Vozzo, 85, of 36 Grove St., Ridgefield, wife fo the late Vincent J. Vozzo, died on Tuesday evening, January 18, 2000, at the Danbury Hosptial shortly after her admisssion. She hasd been stricken ill at home earlier in the evening.
Mrs. Vozzo was born in Ridgefield, April 5, 1914. a daughter of the late Mariano and Maria (Girolmetti) Polverari. She attended Ridgefield schools and graduated from Titicus School.
Mrs. Vozzo was a member of the housestaff of St. Mary's Parish, Ridgefield and the former Manressa Retreat House of Ridgefield.
She was a member of the Italian American Ladies Mutual Aid Society and of St. Mary's Chursh, both of Ridgefield.
Mrs. Vozzo is survived by her son, James P. Vozzo of Ridgefield, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock in St. Mary's Church, Ridgefield.
Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Friends will be received in the Kane Funeral Home, 41 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Contributions in Mrs. Vozzo's memory may be made to the Ridgefield Fire Department, Ambulance Fund, 6 Catoonah St., Ridgefield, CT 06877.
William C. Van Wagner
William C. Van Wagner died January 18, 2000 at the Danbury Hospital after a sudden illness. Mr. Van Wagner was 83 years old and was the husband of Alice M. (Flynn) Van Wagner. They lived at 28 Myrtle Ave. in Danbury.
Mr. Van Wagner was born in Norwalk August 15, 1916, son of the late William H. and Irene M. Saulpaugh Van Wagner. He attended Norwalk schools and moved to Danbury 46 years ago. He was a Veteran of the Navy in both World War II and Korea and served as Ship's Cook, First Class. Mr. Van Wagner returned to work in the A and P Tea Company where he started at the age of 18 years old and retired as Produce Manager at the age of 65. He worked in the Ridgefield and New Canaan stores.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his three daughters, Lynn A. Bricker of New Milford, Cynthia I. Anderson of Danbury and Kathy L. Van Wagner-Strawson of Cornwall Bridge; nine grandchildren, Jeff Bricker, Kevin and Nicole Van Wagner, Megan Anderson, Rachel, Scott and Coty Reeves and Stephanie and Mark Kubovic; and three great-grandchildren, Jade and Justin Martel and Nathan Brant; also, his sister, Vivian Salvatore of Norwalk. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sharon Kubovic.
Funeral services will be held at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury on Saturday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Dan Totillo, Assistant Pastor of Bright Clouds Ministries and Lay Pastor Raymond Hyatt of the Bible Baptist Church in New Milford.
Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home on Friday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Contributions may be made to Easter Seals.
Miss Grace Cornell, 96, of Deer Hill Arms, Danbury, a Retired Elementary School Teacher, died at the Filosa Convalescent Home Tuesday afternoon.
She was born in Danbury June 9, 1903, daughter of the late William and Margaret A. Leonard Cornell, attended local parochial schools and was a graduate of Danbury High School. She furthered her studies at New York University and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Education. She later returned to New York University and earned her Master of Art in Education.
For several years she taught in New Jersey elementary schools.
A lifetime member of St. Joseph's Church, she was also active in the Danbury Senior Group and formerly of several teachers associations.
Surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins including A. Arlyne Jaquith, with whom she made her home. She was predeceased by brothers, Frank, Bill and Charley; sisters, Mary, Kate, Ann and Josephine.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church Saturday morning at 10:00.
Interment will be in the family plot in St. Peter Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
The Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
George L. Maser
George L. Maser, age 92, husband of the late Mary (Dewitt) Maser died January 12, 2000 in the Danbury Hospital. Mr. Maser was a resident of Nunnawauk Meadows in Newtown.
Mr. Maser was born in the Bronx, N.Y. August 15, 1907 a son of the late George and Emily (Eckenfelder) Maser. Mr. Maser was a retired Draftsman for area industries. He lived in Nunnawauk Meadows for the past 19 years and previously resided in the Dodgingtown Section of Newtown for many years.
Mr. Maser was life member of the Dodgingtown Volunteer Fire Company and was a member of the Danbury Chapter for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America.
Mr. Maser is survived by 4 cousins, Charlotte Dorn of Bricktown, N.J., Charlotte Kotvas of New Milford, N.J., Alfred Heinmann of Palm City, Fla. and Eleanor Oxenhirt of Leonia, N.J.
Funeral services will be held Saturday Jan. 22, 2000 at 2 p.m. in the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown. Burial will take place in Newtown Village Cemetery in the spring. Friends may call Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Harold W. Hastedt
Harold W. Hastedt, age 73, beloved husband of Elizabeth Kayarian Hastedt of Monroe, died January 18, 2000 at home following a long illness. Born in the Bronx, New York on January 15, 1927, he was the son of the late John and Kate Ording Hastedt.
Mr. Hastedt was a US Navy Veteran of World War II and a Monroe resident for 38 years. He worked for the Eaton Corp., formerly the Consolidated Controls Corp. of Bethel, as a Manager of design and drafting for 28 years before retiring in 1989.
He was a member and past president of the CT Model Airplane Club. He won numerous awards for designing and building model airplanes. His proudest achievement was designing and building a scale model of the Sikorsky Russian S-16 bi-plane, now on display in the Russian Polytechnic Institute in Moscow. This model was presented in May, 1999 to the Sikorsky Archives of the Moscow Polytechnic Museum on the 110th anniversary of Igor Sikorsky's birthday. Mr. Hastedt also enjoyed painting, sketching and woodworking. He was an accomplished builder of grandfather clocks.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his devoted children and their spouses, John Hastedt and his wife, Reggie of Sandy Hook, Kenneth Hastedt and his wife, Julie Rice of Milford, Jayne Hastedt and her husband, Jamshed Ghandhi of San Carlos, Calif. and Karen Gilronan and her husband, Kevin of Darien; grandchildren, Lauren, Eric and Kyle Hastedt of Sandy Hook, Allen Rice of Cheshire, Jeff Rice of Milford, Kira and Kaelen Ghandhi of California and Sherry and Trevor Gilronan of Darien. He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. in the Spadaccino Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike (Rte. 111), Monroe, with Pastor George Britt officiating. Interment will directly follow in St. John's Cemetery, Monroe. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Home Hospice, 1931 Black Rock Tpke., Fairfield, CT 06432 or to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897.
Ruth Alfredson Ferriss
Ruth Alfredson Ferriss, 74, of 65 Fort Hill Road, New Milford, wife of the late Stephen Ferriss, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter in Kent peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Ferriss was born in Sherman November 29, 1925, a daughter of the late David and Hilda (Carlson) Alfredson.
She was a longtime member of St. John's Episcopal Church in New Milford.
She is survived by six sons, Stephen Ferriss of New York City, David Ferriss of Lake Huzerne, N.Y., Peter Ferriss of Crystal Bay, Nev., Robert Ferriss, Timothy Ferriss, and Brian Ferriss, all of New Milford; two stepsons, Stephen Ferriss and Roger Ferriss of Lake Charles, La.; five daughters, Karen Charbonneau of Kent, Theresa Kanagaki of W. Springfield, Mass., Melanie Farhadi of Springfield, Mass., Debra Ferriss of Richmond, R.I., Pamela Ferriss of New Milford; one stepdaughter, Eleanor Lockwood of Florida; one brother, Carl (Buck) Alfredson of Sherman; one sister, Mary Bates of Danbury; twenty-seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford. Rev. Harry Lee Kinsely of St. John's Episcopal Church officiating.
Interment in West Meetinghouse Cemetery, New Milford.
Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home on Saturday after 1 p.m.
Dianne M. (Redosh) Toman, 54, of 17 Upland Road, New Milford, died January 18th at Hartford Hospital from complications related to pneumonia. She was the wife of Stephen E. Toman.
Dianne was born January 23, 1945, the second daughter of William (deceased) and Ann Redosh (of 5 Surrey Lane, New Milford).
She graduated from St. John's University of Queens, N.Y. in 1966. She and her husband moved to New Milford in 1973. Dianne was very active in numerous religious and civic activities including St. Francis Xavier Church of New Milford, International Alliance for Children and the New Milford Hospital Auxiliary. She was a licensed Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker and most recently Tripp Real Estate. Dianne developed a passion for golf and was a member of the Lake Waramaug Country Club.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years; her mother; her sister, Joanne Sauter of Bedford, Texas; her brother, Dough Redosh, MD of Golden, Colo.; her son, Stephen M. Toman of Lawrenceville, New Jersey; her son, Peter W. Toman of Alexandria, Va.; her son, David L. Toman of Coppell, Texas; her daughter, Marika A. Coolbeth of Washington Depot; and her grandchildren, Michael, LoraAnn and Sarah.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, January 22 at 10 a.m. at the St. Francis Xavier Church, New Milford. Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Contributions in her memory may be made to International Alliance for Children, Inc., 2 Ledge Lane, New Milford, CT 06776.
Anna F. Spina
Anna F. Spina died January 18, 2000 at the Danbury Hospital. She was 64 years old and the wife of Phillip Spina and lived at 31'BC Cleveland Street in Danbury.
Mrs. Spina was born in Danbury, June 11, 1935 daughter of the late Daniel and Josephine Angillotti Palanzo. She received her education in Danbury schools. Mrs. Spina was last employed at Action Motors as Receptionist. She attended St. Joseph Church.
Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons, Gino, John D. and Vincent E. Spina, all of Danbury and Anthony C. Elizabethtown, Pa.; two brothers, Jerry and Michael Palanzo, both of Danbury; two sisters, Antoinette Nissley of Danbury and Bernice Novella of New Fairfield; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Marie Testani.
A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated on Monday at St. Joseph Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury on Monday from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Ruth V. Shaffer Schwartz
Ruth V. Shaffer Schwartz, 82, of Hidden Valley, DeLeon Springs, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at home following a long illness.
Mrs. Schwartz was the daughter of Clarence C. and Bessie A. Shaffer and was a native of Danbury, Conn. She was a graduate of Skidmore College and was head dietitian at Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown, Pa., for many years. She retired in 1979 as chief dietitian at Putnam Community Hospital in Carmel, N.Y., and moved to Florida with her husband. She was a member of the American Dietetic Association, a past president of the Soroptomist Club of Pottstown and a member of the AAUW and the Danbury United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband John, a step-daughter, Nancy Levy, and two step-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Edith E. Dill of Goshen, N.Y., a brother, C. Crandall Shaffer of Dublin, Ohio, and three nieces and three nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services were held at the Allen-Summerhill Chapel in Deland, Fla. Burial will take place in Wooster Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Richard John Crawford
Richard John Crawford, 62, of Shadduck Road, Middlebury, husband of Susan (Shaw) Crawford, died Wednesday, January 19 after a long illness.
Mr. Crawford was born in Greenwich August 18, 1937, son of Mrs. Genevieve (Egan) Whipple and the late Henry P. Crawford Jr. He was a graduate of Greenwich High School and was a star hockey player in high school and later played semi-pro hockey in Connecticut. He formerly worked for the Town of Greenwich. He was a member of the US Naval Reserve. Mr. Crawford retired from the Southern New England Telephone Co. after 30 years of service. He was a member of the New Life Christian Church in Waterbury.
Besides his mother of Greenwich and his wife of 30 years, he leaves a son, Stephen Crawford of Bridgewater; a daughter, Karen Monaghan of Bridgewater; three sisters, Barbara Gallo of Armonk, N.Y., Sheila Saturno of Waterbury and Genevieve Healey of Santa Barbara, Calif.; two grandchildren, Sarah Welsh and Aidan Monaghan, both of Bridgewater. He was predeceased by a daughter, Alicia Deborah Crawford and two brothers, Henry P. Crawford III and Michael J. Crawford.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Alderson Funeral Home of Waterbury, 70 Central Ave. Burial will be in Middlebury Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Alfred "Al" J. Crew
Alfred "Al" J. Crew, of Brewster, N.Y., died at home Wednesday, January 19, 2000. He was 71.
Born March 6, 1928 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late David and Margaret (Sullivan) Crew. He graduated from Mahopac High School and has lived in Brewster for the past 45 years. Mr. Crew worked as an Electrician for 45 years before retiring in 1987 for Benjamin Electric in New York. He also was an Usher at the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Lawrence O'Toole Church and a talented wood craftsman. Mr. Crew also served with the US Army from 1951 to 1953.
Mr. Crew is survived by his wife, Mary (McGarry), whom he married May 22, 1954 at St. Lawrence O'Toole Church in Brewster, N.Y. and five children, Patricia Crew of Somerville, N.J., Marianne Smith of Waterbury, David of Sterling, Va., John of Bloomsbury, N.J. and Edward of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.; a brother, David of Clearwater, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Kimberly and Brian Smith of Waterbury, Steven Crew of Bloomsbury, N.J., Peter and James Crew of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., Michael, Christina and Nicole Crew of Sterling, Va. and was predeceased by a grandson, Matthew David Crew.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday 11:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence O'Toole. Interment will follow at St. Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery. Friends may call at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Ave., Brewster, N.Y. today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Putnam County Unit, 220 Rt. 6, Mahopac, NY 10541 or St. Lawrence O'Toole Church, 31 Prospect St., Brewster, N.Y. 10509.
Louis Najamy Sr.
Louis Najamy Sr. of Bridgeport, a retired employee for the City of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, January 19, 2000 in St. Vincent Medical Center, Bridgeport.
Born in Utica, New York on May 23, 1917, he was the son of the late Abraham and Sara Najamy. Mr. Najamy was a US Army veteran of World War II and an avid fisherman.
He was the widower of Antonia Najamy.
Survivors include his beloved family, his children, Louis Najamy Jr. and wife, Patricia of Danbury; Sara Lynn Machowsky and husband, Dr. Herbert Machowsky of Pennsylvania, Annette and Marion Najamy, both of Fairfield; grandchildren, Mark and Anthony Najamy of New York, Toni Ann Machowsky of Pennsylvania; a brother, Abraham Najamy; sisters, Melvina, Marion and Fannie, all of Danbury; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two brothers, Fred and Arthur Najamy.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. DIRECTLY in St. Margaret's Shrine, Park Ave., Bridgeport. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Ave., Bridgeport. Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice in memory of Mr. Najamy.