Leocadio M. Aberin Sr.
Leocadio M. Aberin Sr. died at the Danbury Hospital on May 31, 2000, at the age of 73. He was the husband of Aurora Abesamis Aberin and lived at 42 North Pleasant Rise in Brookfield.
Mr. Aberin was born in Nueva Ecija, Philippines December 9, 1926. He graduated from Far Eastern University in Philippines in 1955 with a degree in accounting. He worked as auditor of Rice and Corn Administration of the Philippines Government and advanced as manager of National Food Authority until his retirement in August of 1985. He came to this country and to Brookfield in 1985.
From 1986 to 1992 he worked as Security Officer at the Danbury Mall and from 1992 to 1998 as Security Officer at Pomperaug Woods. He was recognized for his many years of government service and was characterized by selfless dedication, contributions, ideas, actions and conduct, exemplary of a model citizen.
He was a member of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church and was actively involved in the Fund Raising of both St. Marguerite and St. Joseph Church in Brookfield. He was also a member of Filipino American Association of Western CT.
Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 sons, Danilo and Edgardo, both of Manila, Philippines, Leocadio Jr. of Staten Island, N.Y. and Roberto of Rio Grande, Texas; 3 daughters, Leonora Aberin, Leonila Aberin and Leodie Salazar, all of Brookfield; 5 brothers; 3 sisters, all of the Philippines; 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Marie Del Mundo.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 2:15 p.m. at St. Marguerite Church, Brookfield. Cremation will follow at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road, Brookfield on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Lucille Ferreri, age 86, of New Fairfield, originally of Yonkers, N.Y., died Thursday, June 1st at Danbury Hospital.
Ms. Ferreri was born April 4, 1914 in Bronx, N.Y., and was married to the late Emanuel Ferreri for nearly 60 years. She lived in Yonkers, N.Y., nearby family and friends and worked as a dress maker/seamstress in New York City until retiring to Hollywood, Florida, where she lived with her husband, Manny, for 15 years. For the past four years, Ms. Ferreri made New Fairfield her home with her daughters and their families.
Ms. Ferreri is survived by her family she loved so much: her daughters, Maria Browne and Janet Kutschinski, both of New Fairfield; her two sisters, Ann Fiorello and Bessie Mazzei, both of Yonkers, N.Y.; her grandson, Patrick Browne of New Fairfield; her granddaughter, Maria Elena Sniffen of New Fairfield; her granddaughter, Angela Reich of Brookfield; grandson, Bill Kutschinski of New Fairfield; and four great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Delia, Michael and Austin whom she cherished.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ms. Ferreri may be made to Ann's Place: "The Home of I Can", Peacock Alley Suite 201, 1 Padanaram Road, Danbury, CT 06811.
Calling hours will be Friday, June 2nd at 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Tomlinson Funeral Home, 336 Main Street, Danbury.
A funeral will be held at Ferncliff Cemetery Chapel, Secor Road, Hartsdale, N.Y., on Saturday at 10 a.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 Saturday from 11 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.
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 charge of arrangements.
Jules L. Gauthey
Jules L. Gauthey, age 91, of Warren, CT, died at Bethel Health Care, Bethel, CT, Friday morning, June 2, 2000. He was the husband of the late Philomena J. Davis Gauthey.
Mr. Gauthey was born March 31, 1909, in Baltimore, MD, a son of the late Jules H. and Mary McMahon Gauthey. He was a 1929 graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, where he was a member of the ROTC and the Rifle Club, receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Gauthey was employed as Consultant Engineer for Con Edison from 1929 through World War II. He started his own business, Gauthey Electrical Contracting Inc. in Wilton, CT. Mr. Gauthey was the first to use diesel to heat an apartment complex from 1945-55. He taught math and science at Henry Abbott Technical School, Danbury, from 1955 to 1970 when he retired. Mr. Gauthey had been a resident of Warren since 1954.
Mr. Gauthey is survived by a son, J. Richard Gauthey, Springfield, VA; two daughters, Joan Gauthey, Washington, CT, and Diane E. Jenkins, Huntington, NY; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, A. Marie Gauthey.
Funeral services will be held in the Colonial Funeral Home, 87 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT, Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in New Warren Cemetery, Warren, CT. Family will receive friends at the Colonial Funeral Home Monday evening from 7 until 9 p.m.
Memorials will be made to the Warren Volunteer Ambulance Service, 11 Sackett Hill Road, Warren, CT 06754 or Visiting Nurse Home Care Northwest Inc., Federal Square, 24 Village Green Drive, Litchfield, CT 06759.
Ruth Hendrickson, 82, of 80 Heritage Road, Southbury, and 5300 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, died Thursday, June 1, at Pomperaug Woods Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late J. Herbert Hendrickson.
Mrs. Hendrickson was born Dec. 26, 1917 in New York, the daughter of the late Alexander J. and Blanche (Morton) Fox.
She had lived in Garden City, New York, for more than 25 years, before moving to Florida. For the past three years, she had summered in Southbury.
She is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Cloutier of Danbury, CT, Suzanne Rusay of Lafayette, CA, and Pamela Hutchinson of Watertown, CT; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Monday, June 5, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 235 Main Street North, Route 6.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pomperaug Woods Endowment Fund, 80 Heritage Road, Southbury, CT 06488 or to the American Cancer Society, 2024 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06705.
Keith D. Wheeler
Keith D. Wheeler, 59, of 36 Beach Drive, New Milford, husband of Pamela Wheeler, died Friday at New Milford Hospital.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 9, 1940, he was a son of Kenneth and Elizabeth Pfeifer Wheeler. He spent his early life in Brooklyn and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1960 to 1964.
Mr. Wheeler had lived in New Milford since 1964.
He had been employed at Kimberly-Clark Corp. in New Milford for some 32 years, retiring as a staff assistant in 1995.
He had been an avid gardener, especially with growing tomatoes. A fishing legend, he was a skilled decoy wood carver.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Keith P. Wheeler and his wife Heather of Chandler Arizona; 2 daughters, Kimberly Valzania and her husband Mark of New Milford, and Keri Wheeler of New Milford; two brothers, Dale Wheeler and his wife Juliette of Fallston, Md., and Barry Wheeler and his wife Chris of the State of Washington; 1 sister, Lyn Kutzelman and her husband George of New Hampshire; 6 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Church in New Milford, where a Memorial Mass will be celebrated. Interment is in St. Francis Cemetery, New Milford.
Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Malin Nygren Adamson
Malin Nygren Adamson, 94, of 16 Vining Road, Bethel, died Thursday, June 1, at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of the late Walter Adamson.
Born in Vasterik, Sweden, on Feb. 13, 1906, she was a daughter of the late Karl and Clara (Svenson) Nillson. She was educated in Sweden.
Before moving to Bethel, where she had resided for the past 24 years, she had lived in Bayside, Queens, NY
Mrs. Adamson is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Waldy and Fred Kunz of Bethel, with whom she made her home, and a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Anita Nygren of Clinton, MA, and Northport, NY; a brother, Karl Nillson of Sweden; and a stepson and his wife, Walter and Mariza Adamson of North Carolina. She was a loving grandmother of four grandsons, and ten great-grandchildren, and aunt to several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements.
Mary M. Moore
Mary M. Moore, age 91, of New Milford, died Thursday June 1 in New Milford. She had been a 25-year resident of New Milford.
Miss Moore was born in Mamaroneck, N.Y., April 8, 1910, a daughter of the late Andrew and Deborah Parker Moore.
She was a 1928 graduate of Bellows High School. She had pursued a 25-year career as a medical secretary at New York Hospital in New York City.
She is survived by a sister, Barbara M. Poole of New Milford; five nieces; one nephew; numerous grand-nieces and grand-nephews, and was predeceased by a sister, Helen Moore Duryee.
Funeral services are on Monday June 5 at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, Sherman, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford, Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.
Frederick Sebastian Russo
Frederick Sebastian Russo of Mt. Kisco, NY, died June 1, 2000, at the Nathaniel Witheral Nursing Center in Greenwich, CT, due to a prolonged illness, secondary complications of a stroke.
Born Feb. 5, 1924, to Sebastiano and Mary (Cerone) Russo in Harlem, NY, he worked as a respected wholesaler and retailer in the automobile business.
He was the beloved husband of the late Mamie Russo, who died March 3, 1989; the loving father of Sebastian Rocco of Greenwich, CT; Rocco Russo of New London, CT, and Mary Kay Kosheluk of Danbury, CT; fond brother of Ann Tavolacci of Yorktown Heights; cherished grandfather of 2; and great-grandfather of 1.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Oelker & Cox Funeral Home Inc., 262 Main St., Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 (914) 666-5891. Funeral Mass will be Monday, 10 a.m., St. Timothy Church, Greenwich, CT. Interment to follow at Middle Patent Cemetery, Banksville, NY. Contributions to the Connecticut Humane Society would be appreciated.
J. Raymond Ward
J. Raymond Ward, 86, of 30 Jefferson Avenue, Danbury, died at the Bethel Health Care Center in Bethel on Saturday morning.
He was born in Philadelphia, PA, January 30, 1914, son of the late Edward P. and Margaret (Donahue) Ward. He moved to Danbury as a child and was a graduate of St. Peter School and Danbury High School. As a young man, he had worked as Production Control Supervisor for Chance-Vaught Aircraft Company of Stratford, CT and Dallas, TX. In 1949 he left Chance-Vaught and opened Ray's Food Market on Division Street in Danbury. Mr. Ward retired from the Food Market in 1969 and operated Ray's Package Store on Division Street until he retired in 1990. He was a member of St. Peter Church and a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Ward is survived by a daughter, Bernadette Schullery of Kent; a son, Edward R. Ward of Danbury; a sister, Margaret O'Marra of Bethel; eight grandchildren, fifteen great grand children and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Bernadette (Conway) Ward in 1968 and by his second wife, Margaret (Downs) Yacko Ward in 1997. He was also predeceased by a brother Ralph Ward and by a sister, Helen Ward.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter Church, Danbury on Tuesday morning at 10:30. Burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Monday evening from 4 to 8 p.m.
Contributions may be made to St. Peter Church, 104 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810 or to the Danbury V.N.A., 4 Liberty Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
Emil J. Lang
Emil J. Lang, 95, a lifelong area resident, currently of 56 North Lake Shore Drive, Candlewood Shores, Brookfield, and formerly of Town Hill Avenue, Danbury, died Friday at Mediplex of Danbury.
Mr. Lang was born in Danbury, September 28, 1904, a son of the late Samuel and Marie Kraiger Lang, and was a toolmaker by trade. He had worked at the former Doran Brothers Company and later at the G. & P. Tool Company, following graduation from the Immanual Lutheran School, and with the Danbury High School, Class of 1922. A lifelong sports fan, and athlete, he played both baseball, and basketball, and was a member of the first D.H.S. basketball team to qualify for the State Championship Tournament. In his youth he had played for the Lutheran Church team, known as "The Red Terrors", and was noted for his two-handed set shot, and for his ability from the foul line.
Mr. Lang played baseball in the City Industrial League, and was a member of the East Ends Team which won the City League Baseball Championship in 1928. He had been a life-long member of the Immanual Lutheran Church, and it's Men's Club, and he was also a member of the Danbury Old Timer's Athletic Association, and was honored at the eighth Annual Dinner, in 1971.
Mr. Lang is survived by two nieces; Carol Lang of Brookfield and Judith Herbst, and her husband Alan, of O'Fallon, Missouri, three nephews; Albert Lang of Brookfield, and Duane Lang, and his wife Joyce, also of O'Fallon, Missouri; and the Rev. Edward Lang, and his wife, Marjorie, of St. Louis, Missouri. Also, two sisters-in-law, Christa and Flora Lang and several grand nieces and nephews.
Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Tomlinson Homestead, 336 Main Street, Danbury.
Memorial contributions to the Step of Faith Fund the Immanual Lutheran Church, 26 West Street, Danbury, CT, 06810 or to The Regional Hospice of Western CT, 30 West Street, Danbury, CT 06810, will be appreciated.
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 Teamster's 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 Tuesday 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.