Rose M. Scribner
Rose M. Scribner, 83, of 80 Westville Avenue, Danbury, died Saturday, June 10, 2000 at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of the late Clarence "Bud" Scribner.
Born in Carbondale, Pa., October 1, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Placido and Mary (Montaro) Alibro. She attended Carbondale, Pa. schools. She has been a resident of Danbury for over 50 years.
Mrs. Scribner was a member of St. Joseph Church.
She is survived by her son, Dennis R. Scribner Sr. and his companion, Marie Pettibone; and her daughter, Deborah Licari of Englewood, Fla.; and three sisters, Adeline Cherry and Katherine Dudas of Danbury and Mary Cwikla of Carbondale, Pa.; as well as her grandchildren, Dr. Dennis Scribner Jr., Lisa Demetrius, Tammy Danzy, Tracie Licari, Dawn Licari, Renee Licari and Joseph Licari Jr.; and six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband she was also predeceased by her son, Robert L. Scribner.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Hazel Emma Church Smith
Hazel Emma Church Smith, 97, passed away on Sunday, June 11, at her home.
Born in Barkhamsted, January 16, 1903, she was the only daughter of the late Frank Jerome Church, a farmer, first selectman and state legislator, and the late Ruth Adeline Tiffany Church, who started the Methodist Church Bean Hole Suppers in Pleasant Valley.
Hazel graduated from The Gilbert School in Winsted and received her R.N. degree in 1926 from Litchfield County Hospital, later known as Winsted Memorial Hospital. Part of her training took place at Bellevue Hospital in New York and Case Western Reserve in Cleveland.
During her career, she was Nursing Supervisor of Obstetrics at Litchfield County Hospital for fourteen years, later becoming a private duty nurse in the area. She was known for remembering the mothers and babies she took care of long after birth, even when those babies were senior citizens.
She married the late Arthur Deming Smith in 1950, and together they operated Maplewood Farm in Norfolk, a registered dairy farm in Mr. Smith's family for six generations. Mr. Smith passed away in 1984. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Congregational, in Norfolk, the Isabella Eldridge Club, the Winsted Garden Club and was an avid bridge player.
She was predeceased by her devoted brother, Dr. Raymond Burton Church of Winsted and brothers, Orville, Lemuel and Russell Church. She is survived by brothers, Richard Church of New Hartford and Kenneth Church of Pleasant Valley. She especially loved her nieces and nephews, Susan Caufield of Winsted, Connie Lizak of Bethel, John Church of Southbury, Penny Church of New Hartford, Priscilla Brown of Burlington, Debby Church and Ted Church, both of Pleasant Valley, Katharine Cutler of Rockfall, Betty Cernan of Higganum, Philip Church of Fayetteville, N.Y., Phyllis Passett of Sebastian, Fla., Pat Grimm of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Frank Church of Appleton, Wis., Eunice Wiseman of Portland and Laurence Ganung of Watertown and the late Judy Kowalski of Westfield, Mass. Janet Patterson of Torrington was her devoted caregiver.
A memorial service will be held at the Church of Christ, Congregational, in Norfolk on Saturday, June 24 at 2 p.m., with Pastor Marianne MacCullagh officiating. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ, Congregational, Village Green, Norfolk, CT 06058. The Maloney Funeral Home, 55 Walnut Street, Winsted, is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Louise Ouellette
Mary L. Ouellette, 61, of 55 Old Branch Rd., Wingdale, New York, died Sunday, June 11, 2000 at her home.
Mrs. Ouellette was born in Norwalk, June 1, 1939, a daughter of the late Harvey and Gladys Stein Evaneski. She was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the Geron Nursing Service, New Milford. She was a member of the Disabled American Veteran Society.
She is survived by three daughters, Lorraine Albert of New Milford, Debbie Lemone of Darien and Barbara Korthoff of Germantown, Tennessee; one brother, Harry Evaneski of Spokane, Washington; and one sister, Roz Evaneski of Spokane, Washington; and six grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Norwalk. Interment in St. John's Cemetery, Norwalk.
Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford, on Tuesday, June 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the New Milford Hospital Columbia-Presbyterian Regional Cancer Center, 21 Elm St., New Milford, CT 06776.
Doris I. (Petty) Hamann
Doris I. (Petty) Hamann, 52, of Mark Lane, wife of Richard C. Hamann, died Saturday, June 10 in Glens Falls, N.Y., due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Mrs. Hamann was born December 12, 1947 in Coppell, Texas, daughter of the late Will G. Petty and Stella Mae Nelson. Mrs. Hamann was raised in Texas and graduated from Coppell High School. She was employed as an inventory control clerk at Prospect Machine Products.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Michael Swink and Donald Dorrell; a daughter, Rebecca Dorrell; six brothers, Billy Gene Petty, Robert Sampson Petty, Jerry Franklin Petty, James Oscar Petty, Clyde Lee Petty and Victor Wayne Petty; three sisters, Beatrice Marie Hatfield, Elizabeth Mae Heartsfield and Kathryn Ann Everest. She was predeceased by a sister, Sue Petty.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 14 at 8:15 p.m. at the Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 235 Main St. No., Route 6. Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas. Friends may call at the funeral home, Wednesday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.
Mary A. Dillard
Mary A. Dillard, 72, of 13 Ellsworth Avenue, Danbury, wife of the late John T. "Buster" Dillard, died on Sunday, June 11, 2000 at the Danbury Hospital.
Best known as "Chick", Mrs. Dillard was born in Level Run, Virginia, January 16, 1928, a daughter of the late William and Mary (Cole) Gregory. She moved with her family from Level Run and settled in Chatham, Virginia and attended local schools.
A resident of Danbury for the past 50 years, she was a retired dietitian at the Heritage Heights Care Facility as well as a cook at the Interfaith Early Learning Center, both of Danbury.
She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church, Danbury, as well as an usher.
Mary A. Gregory Dillard, "Chick", will best be remembered as "Mama" to any and all.
Surviving is a son, Troy Dillard of Danbury; two daughters, Debbie Dillard and Gail Dillard, both of Danbury; a sister, Ann Clark of Chatham, Va.; five brothers, Lewis M. Gregory of Danbury, Holland Gregory of Toledo, Ohio, Sherwood Gregory of Newport News, Va., Frank Gregory of Detroit, Mich. and Linwood Gregory of Chatham, Va,; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; as well as nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Terry Dillard and a brother, Rudolph Gregory, predeceased her.
The funeral will take place on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the New Hope Baptist Church, 10 Cherry Street, Danbury, with the Rev. Dr. Aaron R. Samuels, pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury.
Friends will be received at the New Hope Baptist Church on Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Contributions in Mrs. Dillard's memory may be made to the Danbury Dialysis Fund, Nelson F. Gelfman, MD, The Danbury Hospital, 24 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810.
The Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Avenue, Danbury, is in charge of arrangements.
Andrew J. Barbera
Andrew J. Barbera died June 12, 2000 at the age of 88. He was the husband of Millie Rao Barbera. They were married for 61 years. They lived at 42 Meadowbrook Rd. in Danbury.
Mr. Barbera was born in Clearfield, Pa., Aug. 2, 1911, son of the late Vincent and Josephine DiBella Barbera. He came to Danbury at the age of 21. For over 50 years he was with the Landsman Furniture Co. in Danbury and retired as its owner. He was a member of St. Gregory Church and the Exchange Club of Danbury, also serving as club Treasurer.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Jo-Anne M. Mellilo of Danbury; 5 grandchildren, Paul, James and Laural Barbera and Robert and Cherie Mellilo; and a great-granddaughter, Vanessa. He was predeceased by his son, James V. Barbera. He also is survived by several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Gregory Church. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Dialysis Unit of the Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT 06810.
The Exchange Club will meet at the Cornell Memorial Home on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. to pay their respects to Mr. Barbera.
Julius Szepsy Jr.
Julius Szepsy Jr., of 77 B. Candlewood Lake Rd., Brookfield, died as the result of a motorcycle accident June 10, 2000 on Federal Road in Brookfield. He was 39 years old.
Mr. Szepsy was born April 28, 1961 in Stamford, son of Julius and Maria Somogyvari Szepsy. He came to Brookfield in 1969 and graduated from Brookfield High School Class of 1979 and attended Rochester and Waterbury Technical Institutes.
He was an Electrician for Kimberly-Clark in New Milford for 9 years. He also worked for Johnson Electric Service. He was a Volunteer Firefighter for the Stony Hill Vol. Fire Dept. in Bethel, a member of St. Paul's Episcopalian Church in Brookfield, The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #488, Monroe and an avid stock car racing amateur driver.
Besides his parents of Brookfield, he is survived by his brother, Timothy of Brookfield and his sister, Mariann Mahavik of Harwich, Mass.; one niece and 2 nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Rd., Brookfield with the Rev. George Crocker, Rector of St. Paul Church, officiating. Burial will be in Central Cemetery, Brookfield. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Contributions may be made in his memory to St. Paul Church, Rt. 25, Brookfield, CT 06804.
Christine (Bradley) Kovacs
Christine (Bradley) Kovacs, 86, of Danbury, wife of the late Alexander J. Kovacs, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Monday, June 12, 2000.
Mrs. Kovacs was born in Danbury on November 19, 1913, daughter of the late S. Charles and Anna (Mulvihill) Bradley. She had been a lifelong resident of Danbury. After graduating from Danbury High School, Mrs. Kovacs had worked at The McLachlan Hat Factory and had spent many years keeping the books for her husband's business, A.J. Kovacs Construction Company. She had been a member of St. Peter's Parish for many years.
Mrs. Kovacs is survived by two sons, Donald A. Kovacs of Danbury and Alexander J. Kovacs Jr. of Brookfield; two daughters, Sandra L. Emerson of Madison, Conn. and Christine K. Durkin of Danbury; a sister, Evelyn Barbieri of Bethel; several grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Peter Church at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2000. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury, on Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Contributions in her memory may be made to The American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492 or to DATAHR, 135 Old State Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804.
Roy G. Morgan
Roy Gene Morgan, age 54, of Scuppo Rd., Danbury, died at Danbury Hospital on Monday. He was the husband of Dorothy Lee Morgan.
Mr. Morgan was born in Anniston, Alabama, January 25, 1946 and had been a resident of Danbury for over 30 years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Vera Morgan Hill of Danbury and a son, Kenyatta Morgan of Danbury.
The funeral will be held at the St. James A.M.E. Episcopal Church, Williams St., Danbury, Friday at 12:00 Noon. Burial will be in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury.
The family will receive friends at St. James A.M.E. Episcopal Church, Friday morning from 10:00 until the hour of the service at Noon.
Hull Funeral Service, 60 Division St., Danbury, is handling arrangements.
Salvatore Corbo, 56, of Poughkeepsie, New York, formerly of Bethel, died in Poughkeepsie on Friday.
He was born in Italy, son of Silvio Corbo of Italy and the late Esterina (Ianuzzi) Corbo. He came to the United States in 1967 and moved to Bethel in 1979 where he resided on Oak Ridge Rd., for more than 12 years. Mr. Corbo was a chef and had worked in local restaurants.
In addition to his father, he is survived by a daughter, Tina Corbo and a son, Salvatore A. Corbo, both of New Milford; a brother, Franco Corbo of Italy; 3 sisters, Maria Fazio, Eness Lendi and Lida Vingi, all of Italy; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Giorgio in 1998.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Church, Bethel on Friday morning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury on Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m.
Rose (Cerone) Broggio
Rose (Cerone) Broggio, 83, of Glen Ayre Drive, New Milford, wife of the late Peter Broggio, died Wednesday at New Milford Nursing Home.
Mrs. Broggio was born in New York City November 1, 1916, daughter of the late Frank and Philomena (DiBella) Cerone. She spent the greater part of her life in the Bronx, New York, moving to New Milford in 1993.
Survived by one son, Peter Broggio Jr. of Jamaica, N.Y.; one daughter, Loretta Serra of New Milford; two sisters, Josephine Vaccaro of Oley, Pa. and Lucy Nicoletti of Levittown, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Guy Serra, Lisa Goetjen, Michael Serra, Joseph Broggio and Jennifer Broggio; four great-grandchildren, Alexandria Goetjen, Brianna Goetjen, Melissa Serra and Avery Serra.
Funeral Services Friday at 10 a.m. at Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford.
Interment in Center Cemetery, New Milford.
Friends may call on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m.