Alice M. (Hunt) Tolarovic
The death of Alice M. (Hunt) Tolarovic, 94, formerly of Mountainview Terrace, Danbury, occurred at the Candlewood Valley Care Center, New Milford, Monday morning. She was the wife of the late Frank A. Tolarovic.
Born in New Milford, March 4, 1905, daughter of the late Robert S. and Daisy Lane Hunt, she attended New Milford schools.
Earlier in her life she had worked at the Amelia Brewster Home for 10 years and had devoted most of her life to her home and family. She had lived in Danbury for 75 years.
Mrs. Tolarovic was a member of the First Assembly of God Church since 1958 and was very active in church functions and activities serving as a Sunday School Teacher for many years. She had also served as a Volunteer Driver transporting members to the Church and its activities.
Surviving are a son, Curtis W. McKay of Newtown; two daughters, Shirley V. Pierce of Danbury and Francine A. Race of Green, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 19 great great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Wilbur McKay and a daughter, Fayoline Pomeroy.
Funeral services will be held at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road, Brookfield, Friday afternoon at 3:30 with Pastor Mark Cernero of the First Assembly of God Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Central Cemetery, Brookfield, in the spring.
Friends may call at the Brookfield Funeral Home Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the First Assembly of God Church, 133 Junction Road, Brookfield, CT 06804.
June (Nelson) de la Rosa
June (Nelson) de la Rosa, 84, of 547 Taugwonk Road, Stonington, formerly of Candlewood Isle and Southbury, died Monday at the Westerly Hospital after complications from emphysema.
She was born June 12, 1915, the daughter of the late Ellart and Vera (Ingersoll) Nelson in San Francisco, Calif.
She was a graduate of the Northfield Seminary in Northfield, Mass.
She married the late Oscar de la Rosa, a Cuban orchestra leader, on May 16, 1948 in New York City, N.Y.
She was the owner of Nelson Associates, a real estate firm in New York City from 1948 until her retirement to Connecticut in 1965.
A resident of Candlewood Isle in New Fairfield, she later moved to Heritage Village in Southbury and retired to Stonington where she lived with her daughter for the past 3 years.
She was very active with the ASPCA and loved gardening and the stock market.
She is survived by her daughter, Vera Harsh of Stonington; a son, Peter de la Rosa of Philadelphia, Pa. and four grandchildren.
There are no visiting hours.
Burial is private for the family.
The Dinoto Funeral Home, 17 Pearl St., Mystic, has charge of arrangements.
Donations in Mrs. de la Rosa's memory may be made to the ASPCA, 424 East 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804.
Teckla (Kmech) Wojnilko
Teckla (Kmech) Wojnilko, 84, of 36 Oak Ridge Gate, Danbury, died Jan. 26, 2000 at Danbury Hospital.
She was born in Wallingford Jan. 20, 1916, daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Rozycka) Kmech. She graduated from the Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport and attended Bridgeport Normal School for two years before transferring to Danbury Normal School and graduating in 1935.
Mrs. Wojnilko was a teacher and taught at the Sacred Heart of Jesus School for 24 years from 1957 to 1981. She was a special police woman for the Danbury Police Department for 10 years until 1955. Mr. and Mrs. Wojnilko celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary Nov. 30, 1999.
She was past president of the Sacred Heart Church Ladies Guild and the Polish American Club Auxiliary.
Besides her husband she is survived by two brothers-in-law, Frank and John Wojnilko; a godson, Donald Kennedy and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Joseph in 1992.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Sacred Hearth of Jesus Church Saturday morning at 10 a.m.
Private burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Friends are asked to please omit flowers. Contributions in Mrs. Wojnilko's memory may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church or School, 12 Cottage St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Helen N. Lewkiewicz
Helen N. Lewkiewicz , 55, of 75 Silver Spring Lane, Ridgefield, wife of John S. Lewkiewicz, died on Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at the Danbury Hospital.
Mrs. Lewkiewicz was born in New York, N.Y., October 29, 1944, a daughter of Helen (Billovits) Neundorfer of Ridgefield and the late Edmund Nuendorfer.
She attended New York schools, Holy Cross Academy and St. John's University where she attained a B.S. in elementary education and graduated from Fordham University with an M.S. in education.
Mrs. Lewkiewicz was an educator at the Queen of Martyrs School in Forest Hills, N.Y. and in later years at P.S. 250 of Brooklyn, N.Y.
A resident of Ridgefield since 1998 coming from East Hampton, N.Y., she was a member of St. Mary's Church, Ridgefield.
In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Lewkiewicz of Ridgefield, a sister and her husband, Elfriede and Richard Proctor of Ridgefield, a niece, Courtney Proctor and two nephews, David Proctor and John Proctor and his wife Jennifer.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock in St. Mary's Church, Ridgefield.
Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.
Friends will be received in the Kane Funeral Home, 41 Catoonah St., Ridgefield, on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorials in Mrs. Lewkiewicz's memory may be made through mass intentions or to the charity of one's choice.
Mary A. Jakubek
The death of Mary A. Jakubek, 82, of Marjorie Manor, Danbury, occurred at the Candlewood Valley Care Center in New Milford on Tuesday. She was the wife of the late John Jakubek.
Born in Holyoke, Mass., October 22, 1917, daughter of the late Boleslaw and Mary A. Sulewski Nitkiewicz, she received her early education in Holyoke schools. She later moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where she graduated high school.
She had been employed by the U.S. Aviation Underwriters Insurance as a proofreader, transposing materials to Microfilm. She retired after 10 years of service at age 65.
Mrs. Jakubek was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Danbury, and, while in Brooklyn, a member of St. Cyril Methodius Church and its Ladies Guild as well as the St. Ann's Society.
She had maintained a summer home in Danbury since 1954 moving here three years ago.
Surviving are two sons, John J. Jakubek and his wife Lorraine of Westford, Mass., and William Jakubek and his wife Alice of Danbury, with whom she made her home; a sister, Cecilia Szczecina of West Islip, N.Y., eight grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Friday morning at 10:00.
Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Sacred Heart Church, Project 2000, 12 Cottage St., Danbury 06810; or to Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 30 West St., Danbury 06810.
Irene B. Bell
Irene B. Bell, 86, of Brookfield Center, died Tuesday at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of the late Henry A. Bell Jr.
Mrs. Bell was born in Litchfield on August 30, 1913, a daughter of the late James B. and Christina Von Biedenkapp Bennett. After graduating from Danbury High School in 1930, she was associated with Tubize Chatillon Corporation of New York City. During World War II, she worked with the Office of War Information in Denver, Colo. Later she was Personnel Coordinator of Jacobs Aircraft in Pottstown, Penn.
She served as an Analyst for R.H. Morris Association in Newtown after moving to Brookfield in 1948. For many years she was a Residential Sales Representative for the Goodfellow-Ashmore Agency in Danbury. She retired in 1984.
Mrs. Bell was active in local organizations. She was a former President of the Junior Service League, a member of Children's Services, and the Danbury-New Fairfield Women's Organization. As a long-time member of the Ridgewood Country Club, she was an active bowler and golfer, and in 1962 had a hole-in-one on the fifth hole.
She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Bell of Irvine, Calif., Janie Bell Ahern of Marlboro, Vt., four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Hull Funeral Home, Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be no funeral. Cremation will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Danbury Hospital Development Fund, Intensive Care Unit, 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury, CT 06810, or to the Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT 06804.
Elsie 'Sister' Wall
Elsie "Sister" Wall, of Main Street North, widow of Joseph E. Wall, died Wednesday at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington. She was 58 years old.
Mrs. Wall was born May 15, 1941 in Washington Depot, Conn., daughter of the late Peter and Nellie (Brennan) Servidas. She attended local schools and later worked in Security for Gleason, CO.
She is survived by three sons: Joseph Wall of Woodbury, Edward Wall of Woodbury and Peter Wall of Torrington; two daughters: Terri Wall of Naugatuck and Laurie Gray of Wolcott. She also leaves three brothers: Benjamin Servidas of WI, Edward Servidas of Naugatuck, and Frank Servidas of Oakville; and a sister Margaret Pickett of S.C. A sister Helen Wyant is deceased. She also leaves seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere. Burial will be in the spring at New North Cemetery.
Contributions in Mrs. Wall's name may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, M.D. 20852.
John F. Donohue
John F. Donohue, 85, of Manchester, died Saturday, January 15, 2000 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was the husband of Doris (Lavallee) Donohue. He was born May 18, 1914 in Litchfield, son of Jeffrey and Rose (Morgan) Donohue. He moved to Danbury at an early age and graduated from both St. Peter School and Danbury High School.
After graduating from Yale University, he served as an officer in the army during World War II. Prior to his retirement, he was a corporate officer for Aetna Life and Casualty.
He is survived by his children: John Donohue and his wife Frances of Belmont, Mass. and Ellen Chomich and her husband Jeffrey of Guilford; five grandchildren: Corrie and Julie Chomich and Matthew, Kevin and John Donohue; a sister Rosella Purcell of Southbury and two brothers, the Rev. Joseph P. Donahue of Naugatuck and Jeffrey W. Donahue of Vienna, VA. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Jacqueline R. Donohue.
A private memorial service will be held for the family at a future date.
Elizabeth L. Hanssen
Elizabeth L. Hanssen of Greenwich died Monday Jan. 24, 2000 at home. She was 76 years old. Born in Elizabeth, N.J. on March 29, 1923 Mrs. Hanssen was the daughter of the late Maurice and Lillian Bailey Lospinoso and the wife of the late Tollef Hanssen. She was an active parishioner of Second Congregational Church.
Mrs. Hanssen is survived by a son Martin Hanssen of Breeze Point, Queens, N.Y.; three daughters: Linda Mocarski of Norwalk, Alida Skjervold of Boise, Idaho; Doris Gome of Brookfield; a sister Evelyn Cordes of Nutley, N.J. and 10 grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. in Second Congregational Church, 139 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Interment will follow in Putnam Cemetery. Friends may call at the Fred D. Knapp & Son Funeral Home, 267 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, N.Y. 10016.
Elizabeth (Fries) Viebrock
Elizabeth (Fries) Viebrock, 97, of 31 Staples St., Danbury, formerly of Kimberly Place, died at Hancock Hall Health Care Center on Thursday, January 27, 2000. She was the wife of the late John Theodore Viebrock.
Born in New York, N.Y. October 28, 1902, she was a daughter of the late Adam and Margaret (Kress) Fries. She resided in Stormville, N.Y. prior to moving to Danbury in 1982.
A graduate of the White Plains Business School, Mrs. Viebrock was employed by the American Lutheran Council, retiring after numerous years of service. She was a member of AARP Chapter 1067.
Mrs. Viebrock is survived by her caregiver and niece by marriage, Ann Leiss; and children, Wayne, Kurt and Gina and several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Theodore J. Viebrock in 1967.
Funeral services will be held at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, Saturday at 12 noon.
Burial will take place at Ferncliff Cemetery on Monday.
Friends will be received at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury Saturday from 11 a.m. to the time of the service.
Friends are asked to please omit flowers. Contributions in Mrs. Viebrock's memory may be made to St. Peter Church Restoration Fund, 104 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810.