Joan Dunning Smith
Joan (Dunning) Smith, of 829 North Salem Road, Ridgefield, wife of Peter M. Smith, died on Saturday, June 10, 2000 at the Danbury Hospital.
Mrs. Smith was born in New York, February 25, 1936, a daughter of the late Hubert S. and Anne Elizabeth (Moore) Dunning.
She attended New York schools, graduated from the Bradford Community College of Haverhill, Mass. and attended Columbia Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing of New York, N.Y.
Mrs. Smith was a resident of Ridgefield since 1951 coming from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.
She enjoyed knitting and animals. Additionally, her greatest passion was the love for her family and her ability to be a source of comfort to people in time of trouble and need.
Mrs. Smith participated in I CAN, a cancer support service program, of Danbury.
Her special gifts of sensitivity and unselfishness toward others remain the enduring tributes of her life and memory.
In addition to her husband, three sons, Martin Smith of Larchmont, N.Y., Stephen Smith of Silver Spring, Md. and Douglas Smith of Ridgefield; a daughter, Laurel Gengler of So. Salem, N.Y.; a brother, Peter H. Dunning of Springfield, Vt.; a sister, Diana Dunning McGreer of Walpole, N.H.; and two grandchildren, Griffin Smith and Lily Gengler survive her.
Funeral services will take place on Saturday, June 24th at 2 p.m. in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, Route 123, Lewisboro, New York.
There will be no calling hours.
Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Newtown.
Memorial Contributions in Mrs. Smith's memory may be made to I CAN, Ann's Place, 1 Padanaram Road, Danbury, CT 06811.
The Kane Funeral Home, 41 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Lewis Knapp
Joseph L. Knapp, 70, a lifetime resident of Ridgefield, died on Tuesday (June 13) at New Milford Hospital after an extended illness. He was the husband of the late June A. Wrobel Knapp who died in March, 1999.
Mr. Knapp was born in Ridgefield on July 17, 1929, the sixth of ten children born to the late Joseph L. and Florence Coburn Knapp. he established his business, Knapp Bros., Inc., (tree surgeons) based in Ridgefield and is still located there.
He was an active member of the Board of Directors at the former Village Bank and Trust, as well as the present Webster Bank in Ridgefield, and was an active member of the Ridgefield Lions Club and other civic organizations. Mr. Knapp was also an antique automobile enthusiast.
Mr. Knapp was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the United States Army.
Surviving are his four sons, David J. Knapp of Danbury, Daryl T. Knapp of Wyalusing, Pa., Darin S. Knapp of Sandy Hook and Dayle J. Knapp of Ridgefield; two daughters, Darcy A. Grondin of Danbury and Dawne M. Gosselin of New Milford; three brothers, Richard W. Knapp of Redding, Edward Knapp of Florida and Charles K. Knapp of New Fairfield; five sisters, Helen Spadaccino of Danbury, Dorothy Jacobellis of Georgia, Josephine Keene of Georgia, Mildred Molinaro of Danbury and Marjorie Evans-Denyko of New Fairfield; twenty grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and by the many friends he made along the way. He was also anxiously awaiting the birth of his first great-grandchild. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Knapp was predeceased by a sister, Florence Hayes of Ridgefield.
Services will be held on Saturday (June 17) at 11 a.m. in the First Church of Christ Congregational, Redding Center. The Rev. Dean C. Ahlberg, Pastor, will officiate. The interment is to be private.
Friends may call at the Bouton Funeral Home, 31 West Church Street, Georgetown on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Knapp may be made to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.
Wallace J. Mulvey
Wallace J. Mulvey died June 13, 2000 at the Bethel Health Care Facility at the age of 76. He was the husband of Rita A. Corsano Mulvey and lived at Hillside Court in Brookfield.
Mr. Mulvey was born in Norwalk June 3, 1924, son of the late William and Mary Fagan Mulvey. He attended Norwalk Schools. He was as World War II Army Veteran and served in the European African Middle East Campaign.
Mr. Mulvey worked for Burndy Corp. in Norwalk and later in Bethel. He retired after 30 years in 1986 as Group Leader. He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Brookfield.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons, John J. of Bridgewater and Michael of Hebron; his daughter, Michelle DiBella of Bridgewater; and grandchildren, Josh DiBella, Noelle and Christian Mulvey; three brothers, Vincent and Raymond of Norwalk and Norman of Georgia; three sisters, Patricia Romano and Norleen Tucceroni, both of Norwalk and Kate Caligure of Oregon; several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield. Friends may call at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Rd., Brookfield on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Charles Louis Morosky
Charles Louis Morosky, age 49, ofNew Milford, died Tuesday at New Milford Hospital.
Mr. Morosky was born July 6, 1950 in Danbury, a son of the late Charles L. Morosky and Bernice Morosky Farlastro. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971. Mr. Morosky was employed as a truck driver for 10 years by Cote and Sons Excavating. He was a member of VFW Post #1672, New Milford.
Mr. Morosky is survived by his stepfather, Jack Farlastro; a son, Charles Morosky Jr., Florida; a brother, Steven Morosky, Bantam; two sisters, Cathy Morosky, New York, Bunny Lofton, Arizona. He is predeceased by a brother, Alan Morosky.
Funeral service will be in the Colonial Funeral Home, 87 Park Lane Road, Friday evening at 7 o'clock. The family will receive friends at the Colonial Funeral Home Friday evening from 5:30 until 7 p.m.
Clare Peterson York
Clare Peterson York, age 81, of 47 West St., Newtown, died Sunday, May 28, 2000 at the Danbury Hospital of cardiac arrest.
Mrs. York, wife of Arthur M. York, was born in Naugatuck, March 24, 1919, daughter of the late Harry and Mildred (Noonan) Peterson. She was a graduate of Simmons College, Boston, Mass., Class of 1940.
A resident of Newtown the past 29 years; she was a member of the Newtown Women's Club and a former member of the Spay & Neuter Association. She was partially instrumental in initiating additional home care service through the Visiting Nurse Association.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by 3 daughters, Anita Sawyer of Milburn, N.J., Rita Read of Waltham, Mass. and Carolyn York of Bethesda, Md.; one sister, Collette Kauffman of Glen Rock, N.J. She was predeceased by a fourth daughter, Susan Stensberg of Madison, Wis.
Following cremation on Thursday, a memorial service will be held at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown, on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Contributions may be made to American Heart Association, PO Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492, or the Newtown Ambulance Association, PO Box 344, Newtown, CT 06470.
Keren E.Alexander, Ph.D.
Keren E. Alexander, Ph.D., of Ridgefield, died May 28, 2000, in Jerusalem, Israel. She was 50 years old at the time of her death.
Dr. Alexander was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Elsie Einhorn Koffer and the late Oscar Einhorn. She earned a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Psychology from New York University. From 1980-1992, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bush Center for Child Development and Social Policy of Yale University. She was licensed as a clinical psychologist in both Connecticut and New York.
Dr. Alexander devoted her career to improving the lives of children, serving as a junior high school teacher, school psychologist, therapist, forensic evaluator and consultant to schools and the Department of Children and Families. She had been affiliated with the Yale Child Study Center, the Wheeler Clinic, Danbury Hospital Mental Health Clinic and Four Winds Hospital, in addition to her private practice.
Active in community affairs, Dr. Alexander formerly served as a Trustee of the United Jewish Center, where she chaired the Community Caring Committee, a member of the Ridgefield Educational Quality and Diversity Committee and a director of the Danbury Regional Commission on Child Care Rights and Abuse.
Dr. Alexander is survived by the family she loved so much: her husband Jonathan, daughter Jessica, and sons Daniel and Benjamin; her mother Elsie Koffer of Delray Beach, Florida; her brother Roland Einhorn of Baltimore, Maryland; nieces and nephew Kiera, Lisa and Jeffrey Einhorn; and dear friends Zbigniew and Barbara Szulc of Ridgefield. She was predeceased by a brother, Frederic Einhorn.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2000 at the United Jewish Center, 141 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury.
The Keren E. Alexander Foundation will be established in her memory for the benefit of disadvantaged children. Donations may be made to Sharon Wicks Dornfeld, Trustee, 42 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
Funeral Services are in care of the Robert E. Shure Funeral Home in New Haven.
Marie Lages, age 93, of Glen Hill Ave., Danbury, formerly of Stratford, died Saturday, May 27 in Glen Hill Nursing Facility, Danbury.
Born in New York City March 22, 1907, daughter of the late William and Marie Schmidt McGowen. Marie resided in Stratford 60 years, moving to Danbury 8 years ago. She is the widow of Gerard P. Lages, who died May 10, 1985. Marie retired as Executive Assistant with Union Carbide.
Survivors include a niece, Joan Bowers of Newtown and a nephew John Olson of Clover, S.C.
Friends are invited to attend memorial services Sunday, June 4, 2000 in the First Congregational Church, Main St., Stratford at 1 p.m. with Rev. John Clark, officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 750, New York, NY 10131-0304. There are no calling hours. William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St., Stratford, is in care of arrangements.
Joseph R. "Pat" Piccolo
Joseph R. "Pat" Piccolo of Tamanny Trail, Danbury, son of the deceased Joseph and Elizabeth (Bendl) Piccolo, died May 31, 2000 at home. Mr. Piccolo was the husband of Mary McGovern Piccolo. They had been married for 34 years. Besides his wife, four children, to whom he was singularly devoted, survive Mr. Piccolo: James Anthony of Sea Girt, N.J., David John of Fort Collins, Colo., Nadine Ann of Danbury, Conn. and Brendan Scott of Virginia Beach, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive him.
Mr. Piccolo was born April 12, 1938 and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey and graduated from St. Peter's Preparatory School, a Jesuit institution. He graduated with a degree in Chemistry from LeMoyne College in Syracuse and entered the US Navy as an officer shortly thereafter. He was assigned for extensive training at the military's Nuclear Weapons School in New Mexico and subsequently reported to the aircraft carrier USS Essex on which he proudly served for four years. He was directly involved with the Berlin crisis of 1961 and the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 as well as numerous deployments to European, Mediterranean and Asian theaters. In addition to his duties as a division officer, Mr. Piccolo served in many other roles including prosecutor in courts-martial and as senior Officer of the Deck. He received several commendations for meritorious service from his Commanding Officer.
Following his discharge in 1965, Mr. Piccolo joined Davis & Geck in Danbury where he worked as a manager in the Quality Control Department for 25 years including two tours with his family in Puerto Rico. In 1990 he switched to corporate Quality Assurance where he became an expert in ISO-9000 international quality standards. He traveled extensively internationally and was instrumental in qualifying five plant sites as ISO-900I certified.
He held a strong affection for the people of Davis & Geck whom he considered part of the family. His regret is that he never had a chance to thank them all for the help they offered him throughout his career. Besides Danbury, he had a particularly close relationship with the people at the Puerto Rico facility.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Gregory the Great Church on Saturday, June 3, 2000 at 10:00 a.m., interment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery, Danbury. Friends may call at the Cornell Funeral Home, 247 White Street, Danbury on Friday, June 2, 2000 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:30 p.m.
Donations in Mr. Piccolo's memory may be made to Hanahoe Memorial Children's Clinic, Danbury Hospital Dialysis Unit or St. Peter's Prep, Jersey City, N.J.
Ad Majoram Dei Gloriam.
Louis F. Stolz
The death of Louis F. Stolz, 57, of 19 Fourth St., Waterbury, occurred at his home Monday, May 29. He was the brother of Henry J. Stolz of Brookfield.
Born in Norwalk, May 25, 1943, son of the late Henry and Virginia Lee Stolz, he attended Norwalk schools. He lived later in New Canaan and in Waterbury for the past 20 years.
Besides his brother Henry and his wife Rosemary Stolz, he is survived by a sister, Lorraine Smith of Inverness, Fla. and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at the family plot in Central Cemetery, Brookfield, Friday at 11 a.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Mental Health Clinic, 949 Bridgeport Ave., Milford, CT 06460.
The Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Rd., Brookfield, is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph A. Muliolis
Joseph A. Muliolis, age 65, of Mist Hill Drive, New Milford, died at his home on Tuesday.
Mr. Muliolis was born March 2, 1935 in Danbury, a son of the late Frank J. and Evelyn F. Pomeroy Muliolis. Mr. Muliolis was a 1953 graduate of Norwalk High School. He served four years in the US Marine Corps, during which time he served as honor guard for President Eisenhower. Mr. Muliolis was a 38 year resident of New Milford, and was employed for 35 years as a machine operator for Kimberly Clark Manufacturing before retiring at the age 58. He enjoyed doing masonry work as a hobby.
Mr. Muliolis is survived by a son, Thomas Muliolis, New Milford; and his daughter, Cassondra Muliolis; a sister, Marjorie Pannozza, New Milford, her husband George and their son Joseph.
Services are private and at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by Colonial Funeral Home, 87 Park Lane Road, New Milford.
Mr. Robert Sullivan, 63, of Bonvicini Drive, died Wednesday at his home. He was the husband of Merten "Terry" (nee Jones) Sullivan.
Mr. Sullivan was born December 16, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, son of the late Daniel and Jeannette (Raabe) Sullivan. He had been Chairman of the Board of Cadaco, LTD, a Winsted based corporation selling food service equipment both nationally and internationally. He had worked in the food service industry for Waring Products, New Hartford; Sani-Serv Corporation, Indianapolis, Ind. and Hamilton Beach Commercial in Waterbury. Prior to that, he spent 20 years in the paper and packaging industry.
Mr. Sullivan maintained a lifelong interest in civic affairs. After a move to Shrewsbury, Mass., in 1964, he became the Chairman of the Municipal Light Department Study Committee and also Vice Chairman of the Shrewsbury Wetlands Preservation Committee. He also was an elected town meeting representative. In 1977, a career move took the family to Bethel, Conn. While in Bethel, Mr. Sullivan spent five years on the Board of Education, was elected to two terms as Selectman and spent four years on the Public Works Commission. He was also an active member of the Bethel Democratic Town Committee. In 1987, the family moved to Brownsburg, Ind., where he continued his civic involvement by serving as Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Committee.
Mr. Sullivan had a passion for poetry, photography, opera, art and literature. He was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Sullivan was named to the Pope Leo Honor Society in recognition of his writings on two papal encyclicals. Mr. Sullivan was a communicant at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Harwinton.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Edward and his wife Ann of Guilford and Timothy and his wife Beth of Torrington; three daughters, Elizabeth and her husband Bob of Torrington, Mary R. of Goldens Bridge, N.Y. and Erin J. of Torrington; a brother, Daniel Sullivan of Fairlawn, N.J.; two sisters, Irene Brown of Glen Rock, N.J. and AnnMarie Van Nort of Elmwood Park, N.J.; five grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a daughter, Kimberly.
Arrangements: A Mass of Christian burial will be at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Harwinton, Saturday, June 3 at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bethel. Calling hours will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday at the Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Road, Litchfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 78 Litchfield Rd., Harwinton, CT 06791 or to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, CT.