Memorial Services Held For Michelle Duggan
October 3, 1956-June 17,2000
The celebration of Michelle Duggan's life was held June 22, at 7:00 PM in the North Congregational Church in Woodbury, CT. The celebration was led by Rev. Mark Heilshorn who provided spiritual inspiration. Approximately 250 people attended to help Michelle's family celebrate her life.
Special tributes were made by Michelle's daughter Brianna, her father, Howard Jagolinzer, her mother, Gretchen Jagolinzer and her cousin, Stefani Hernandez. Alex Chuba and Kelly Dougherty presented their tributes. Husband Scott concluded with a prayer. Michelle's favorite music was played during the service (Dave Matthews Band).
The Duggan and Jagolinzer families, as well as her extended family (especially the Hernandez of Texas) wish to take this opportunity to thank the multitude of people for the many kindnesses and expressions of sympathy. They are too numerous to count.
Many people expressed a desire to make contributions in memory of Michelle. For those who wish to do so, a fund has been established for Michelle's children, Brianna and Alea. The family requests donations to that fund, The Make a Wish Foundation or to the American Cancer Society. For the Duggan Children, make checks to : North Congregational Church, PO Box 473, Woodbury, CT 06798. On the memo line, write Duggan Children Fund. We miss her beyond belief.
Eugenia L. (Silva) Bastos
Eugenia L. (Silva) Bastos, 85, of Byron Street, Danbury died on Friday, July 28, 2000, at the Candlewood Valley Health Care, New Milford. She was the wife of the late Serafim Bastos.
Mrs. Bastos was born in Taunton, MA, on March 10, 1915, a daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Joanna (Teixeira) Silva. She attended schools in East Taunton, MA and was employed by the former American Radionics Company of Danbury for twenty years. She has been a resident of Danbury since 1942 and a member of St. Peter Church.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Robert Ashley, of New Milford; her daughter, Marge Bastos of Boston; her daughter and son-in-law, Jean Marie and John Sears, of Broken Arrow, OK, as well as her grandchildren; Christine Martin, Robin Sorenson, Steven Ashley, Ryan Sears and Alexis Sears; her great grandchildren; Samantha, Scott and Alex Martin and Kyle and Paige Sorenson; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Louis Bastos and brother, John Silva, and sisters; Mary Baptista, Hilda Souza, Evangeline Gonsalves and Rose Sousa.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter's Church, on Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450.
Marion P. Banks
Marion Platt Banks, age 91, of Redding, CT, died on July 27, 2000 in the company of her family at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of Lawrence W. Banks.
Mrs. Banks was born on August 3, 1908, in Redding, CT, the second daughter of Howard and Allie Haines Platt. She attended elementary school in Redding; than the Bethel High School, and was s graduate of Danbury State Teachers College, now Western Connecticut State University. Upon completion of her practicum at the Mansfield Training School, she taught first in Norwalk and then in Redding. Mrs. Banks continued her education by attending Yale University during the summers.
She married Lawrence W. Banks on August 28, 1937 and in 1946, she left teaching to become a full time mother and invested her energy in parenting her son, Gary and daughter, Gene. It was during that period in her life that she became active in Redding PTA and scouting, while enjoying substitute teaching as well as gardening and crafts.
Appreciating the history of Redding and the part that her family played in that history (her father was born in the farmhouse now owned by the Redding Historical Society), Mrs. Banks and her husband were active in the Redding Historical Society for many years.
Besides her husband of 62 years, Mrs. Banks is survived by a son, Gary Banks of Acton, MA; and a daughter, Gene Banks of Oxford; three granddaughters, Katherine, Allie and Molly Banks all of Acton, MA; and two nephews, Chip Anderson of Redding and Kenneth Logan of Easton.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 31 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Church of Christ Congregational on the Green in Redding, CT with the Rev. Charles Harper officiating. Interment will be at Hull Cemetery, Redding.
There are no calling hours. The Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel is in charge of arrangements.
Clarence L. Ziemann
Clarence L. Ziemann, 86, of 229 Bacon Pond Rd., Woodbury, formerly of Newtown and Southbury, died Saturday, July 29 at his home after a long illness. He was the husband of Harriett (Everson) Ziemann.
Mr. Ziemann was born April 24, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, son of the late Paul and Emma (Gongol) Ziemann. Mr. Ziemann was educated in Chicago. He spent four years in the Navy. He served as a Chief Petty Officer aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Hornet.
Mr. Ziemann worked for the Lithcote Corp. as executive vice president in Chicago, Altoona, PA and Newtown, CT. A resident of Newtown for 8 years, He was a real estate broker in Newtown and had an office in Sandy Hook. He was an active member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newtown. He had resided in Southbury before moving to Woodbury.
Besides his wife of 58 years of marriage, he is survived by four sons, David Ziemann of Hawaii, Tim Ziemann of North Carolina, Paul Ziemann of California and Kurt Ziemann of Newtown; a daughter, Karla Ziemann of Southbury; a brother, Erwin Ziemann of Florida; a sister, Elaine Gillman of Illinois; 4 grandchildren; Joseph, Rosie, Gage, Sean; and 2 nieces.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial is private. No calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Newtown, 06470, or to the Visiting Nurse Services of CT, Hospice at Home, 800 Main St. South, Southbury, 06488. The Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, Main St. South, is in charge of arrangements.
Stella R. Bobowick
Stella R. Bobowick, age 84, of Fairfield, beloved wife of Alphonse J. Bobowick, died on Sunday, July 30, 2000 at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport.
Born in Bridgeport to the late Joseph and Frances (Zaluski) Ochman, she went to St. Michael's Parochial School and graduated from Warren Harding High School in 1934. After her marriage in 1938, Stella lived in Fairfield for the rest of her life. In 1934, when Bridgeport and the rest of the nation faced some of the worst days of the Depression, Mrs. Bobowick, in her maiden name of Stella Ochman, brightened front pages of the city and state newspapers by being selected to reign as "Miss Connecticut". She went on to the national "Miss America Pageant" competitions that year at Lake Hopatcong, N.J., where she finished as "First Runner-up".
After raising her six children, Stella spent the last 35 years working with her husband and sons at the Three Doors Restaurant, the oldest family operated restaurant in the Greater Bridgeport area. She was kind and giving and lived her life serving others. In 1992, she was awarded a Papal Honor, The Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice. Mrs. Bobowick quietly contributed to many local charities.
In addition to her husband, survivors include six children, Dr. A Roger Bobowick and his wife, Barbara, of Newtown, Marcia Lynch and her husband, Dr. Vincent A. Lynch, of Branford, Donald X. Bobowick of Trumbull, Cathy Bobowick Harmonay and her husband, Richard, of Newtown, Richard J. Bobowick and his wife, Ester, of Monroe, and Barbara Terry Turner of Fairfield. Stella is also survived by her beloved brothers and sisters, Theodore and his wife, Mary Ann Ochman, Helen Trudeau, and Edward Ochman; 12 grandchildren; and 21 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph Ochman and Albert Ochman.
Friends are invited to go directly to St. Andrew's Church, 435 Anton Street, Bridgeport, on Wednesday, August 2, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be Tuesday, August 1, 2000 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Commerce Hill Funeral Home,4798 Main Street, Bridgeport, on the Trumbull line. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice in memory of Stella.
Katherine Ohmen Caldwell
Katherine Ohmen Caldwell, 92, formerly of Pickett District Rd., New Milford, died Saturday at The Kent, Specialty Care Facility in Kent. She was the wife of the late Paul W. Caldwell.
Mrs. Caldwell was born in Warren March 25, 1908, a daughter of the late Robert and Ruth Whitlesey Ohmen. She was a graduate of the former Danbury Normal School and taught for a number of years in a number of district schools in Litchfield County.
She and her late husband had owned and operated the Eastern States Farmers Exchange, Inc. in New Milford for many years.
She was a longtime parishioner of St. John's Episcopal Church in New Milford where she had been superintendent of Sunday school for many years, a financial recorder and a past member of the vestry at the church. She was a former member of the Litchfield County Farm Bureau. She had been a 4-H leader in New Milford and was a member of Metichewan Grange #190 of New Milford.
She had been a caring person who had been there when people needed her and had taken a number of friends into her home for shelter. She was a gardener of both flowers and vegetables and had been a breadmaker and a creator of sewn clothing and interior decor.
She is survived by two daughters, Doris C. Olson of Bridgeport and Patricia C. Pitkin of West Chester, Pa.; two brothers, Robert Ohmen and Richard Ohmen, both of New Milford; two sisters, Thelma O. Aldrich of New Milford and Christina O. Johnson of Bridgewater; predeceased by a brother, Minor Ohmen; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. John's Episcopal Church, New Milford. Interment in Center Cemetery, New Milford. Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Contributions in her memory may be made to The Water Witch Hose Co. #2 Scholarship Fund, 8 Grove St., New Milford, CT 06776 or to the New Milford Ambulance Association, PO Box 102, New Milford, CT 06776.
Rosalie M. (Creevy) Rubinow
The death of Rosalie M. (Creevy) Rubinow, 69, formerly of 2-3 Brooks Quarry, Brookfield, occurred at the Sharon Health Care Center, Sharon, CT on Saturday.
Born in New York City, NY, April 25, 1931, daughter of the late Robert and Loretta Haggerty Creevy, she attended New York City schools. She spent most of her life in Danbury and Brookfield, CT.
Her life was devoted to her home and her family. As a young woman in New York she had been employed as a switchboard operator.
Surviving are 4 sons, Howard P. Rubinow 3rd of New Orleans, LA, Richard A. Rubinow of Danbury, John D. Rubinow of LaGrangeville, NY and James E. Rubinow of Torrington, CT; 2 daughters, Pamela A. Rubinow of Wolcott, CT and Donna M. Quirk of Bethel; one brother, James Creevy of Patchogue, L.I., NY; 7 grandchildren, Jennifer, Eric, Amanda, John and Aaron Rubinow, Brittany and Victoria Quirk and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury, Wednesday morning at 11:00 with the Rev. Dr. David W. Reinhardt, Pastor of the Baptist Church of Danbury, officiating.
Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home Tuesday evening from 6 to 9.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Regional Hospice, Visiting Nurses Services, 249 Winsted Road, Torrington, CT 06790.
Anna F. Balcerowski Cedor
Anna F. Balcerowski Cedor, age 72, of Monroe, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, surrounded by her beloved family.
Mrs. Cedor was born in Bridgeport and has been a Monroe resident forty-three years. She was active as a volunteer for the St. Jude's Reaching Out Center, the Head Start Program and was active in Girl Scouting with her daughters. She was a retired employee for Red-L Foods, Monroe.
Mrs. Cedor was the wife of the late Edward J. Cedor Sr. and is survived by her beloved children, Edward J. Cedor Jr. and John E. Cedor, both of Sandy Hook and Donna Morse of Monroe and Darlene D'Amico of Botsford; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may attend the funeral Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Stephen Church, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Newtown. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Arrangements by the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main St. and Gorham Pl., Trumbull.
Harold A. Mock
Harold A. Mock, 76, of 39 Long View Road, Brookfield, husband of Marie M. Mock, died Thursday, June 1, at his home.
Mr. Mock was born in McConnellsburg, Pa. on March 5, 1924, a son of the late Rolla and Dorothy Miller Mock. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in both World War II and the Korean War.
He was employed as a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry. He was a member of the VFW Andrew B. Mygatt Post #1672 in New Milford.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Susan A. Beausoleil of Wolcott; two brothers, Charles Mock of Meriden and Max Mock of Biloxi, Miss.; six grandchildren, Jim Simpson Jr., Ryan Simpson, Jesse Krauth, Bobbie Krauth, Christopher Hall and Dakota Hall. He was predeceased by a daughter, Elizabeth Krauth of Brookfield and two brothers, Archie Mock and Robert Mock.
A private funeral service will take place at the convenience of the family. Donations in his memory may be made to the VFW Andrew B. Mygatt Post #1672, 11 Avery Rd., New Milford, CT 06776.
Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford.
Leo Kaluta, age 64, of Monroe, died June 4, 2000 in CT Hospice, Branford. Mr. Kaluta was born in Bridgeport and was a lifelong area resident.
He was a tow motor operator for Sikorsky where he was employed for over 20 years. Prior to this he worked for Schaeffer for over 20 years. Mr. Kaluta was also a lifelong member of the Teamsters Union and a member of the VFW in Monroe. He was an Army veteran.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Nancy Bachey Kaluta of Monroe; three children, Christine and her husband, David Young and Jackie and her husband, Fred Rottjer, all of Trumbull and Michael and his wife, Giovanna Kaluta of Bethel; two sisters, Jerrie Nemergut of Stratford and Mickey and her husband, Thomas Hanbury of Trumbull; seven grandchildren who were very special to him, David, Andrea and Lauren Young, Gregory and Bruce Rottjer, and Michael and Bianca Kaluta; his special great niece, Dana Leigh Collins and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Trumbull Congregational Church, 3115 Reservoir Ave., Trumbull. Interment will be private. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Cyril F. Mullins Trumbull Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Road. Memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 60 Burban Dr., Branford, CT 06405.
Donald R. Etting
Donald R. Etting, age 72, husband of Pamela (Bellamy) Etting of Dock Drive, Sandy Hook, died Saturday, June 3, 2000 at the Danbury Hospital.
Mr. Etting was born in Chicago, Ill., May 11, 1928, a son of the late Randolph and Florence (Stanton) Etting. He was a resident of Sandy Hook the past 20 years and was last employed as a Quality Control Inspector.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Etting is survived by 4 sons, Errol of Bel Air, Maryland; Douglas of Terryville, Conn.; Mark of Tampa, Fla.; and Jefferson of Plymouth, Conn. and 8 grandchildren.
There will be no formal funeral service. Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Cremation will take place at Mountain Grove Crematory, Bridgeport.
Eunice Monroe Ashcraft
Eunice Monroe Ashcraft of Lantana, Fla., formerly of Great Plain, Danbury, died Sunday, May 28, 2000. A lifelong member of Central Christian Church on Harmony Street, Eunice was active with Christian Women's Fellowship and Church Women United.
She is survived by her daughter, Anita Ashcraft Pinder of Sanibel, Fla.; granddaughters, Gwendolyn Pinder of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Jennifer Guido of Long Island, N.Y.; and great-grandchildren, Danielle and Thomas Guido.
Friends are invited to attend a graveside service at Wooster Cemetery in Danbury at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7th.
Memorial donations may be made to Central Christian Church in Danbury, Hospice House in Ft. Myers, Fla. or CROW Wildlife Hospital on Sanibel Island, Fla.
Caroline A. Torrillo
Caroline A. Torrillo, age 74, of Bridgeport, a retired employee of Remington Arms and former employee of General Electric, died at her residence on Saturday, June 3, 2000, surrounded by her family.
Born in Bridgeport, she was a daughter of the late Domenic and Rose Petrillo Torrillo. A lifelong city resident, Miss Torrillo was a Harding High School Graduate and was a member of the Quarter Century Club at Remington Arms, an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting for cancer patients.
She was predeceased by three brothers, Paul, John and Albert Torrillo.
Survivors include her sister, Mary DeBernardo and her husband Anthony of Brookfield; two sisters-in-law, Mary Torrillo of Pennsylvania, Ann Torrillo of Shelton; 10 nieces and nephews; 17 great nieces and nephews and 11 great great nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to CT Hospice, 680 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at 9:00 a.m. from the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull and at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Bridgeport, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call Tuesday, 4 to 8 p.m.