Mary Margaret McAllister
The death of Mary Margaret McAllister, 37, of McAllister Road, Danbury, occurred at Bethel Health Care Monday.
Born in West Hartford, she was the daughter of Frances M. (Infurchia) McAllister and the late J. Robert McAllister. Miss McAllister was a lifelong Danbury resident, attended Danbury High School, Class of 1981, and Western Connecticut State University.
She had been employed in Clerical Work at Nestle's International of New Milford, and was a member of St. Gregory the Great Church.
Besides her mother, with whom she made her home, she is survived by a sister and her husband, Melissa M. and Robert Chojnacki of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; 2 nieces, Caitlyn E. and Reagan A. Chojnacki, both of Rocky Mount; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at the convenience of the family.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Living Trust of St. Gregory the Great Church, 85 Great Plain Rd., Danbury, CT 06811.
The Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., is in charge of arrangements.
Michelle Duggan of Fox Run Road, wife of Scott Duggan, died Saturday morning at Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx after a long battle with cancer. She was 43 years old.
Mrs. Duggan was born October 3, 1956 in Dallas, Texas, daughter of Howard and Gretchen (Hackett) Jagolinzer. She spent her early years in Texas, moving to Brookfield when she was a young girl. She attended schools in Brookfield before moving to Woodbury with her husband in 1983. She made many friends in the area and adored Woodbury where she worked as a waitress at Carole Peck's Good News Cafe.
Besides her husband and parents of Woodbury, she leaves two daughters, Brianna and Alea Duggan, both of Woodbury; as well as several aunts and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Thursday evening June 22nd 7:00 p.m. at North Congregational Church in Woodbury with the Reverend Mark Heilshorn officiating. The Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 2 School Street, is in charge of arrangements.
A trust fund for the Duggan children will be set up at a later date.
Jacob Bartovic, 95, of 238 Wellsville Ave., New Milford, husband of the late Madeline (Ilka) Bartovic, died Sunday at New Milford Hospital.
Mr. Bartovic was born in Bratislana, Czechoslovakia, July 25, 1904. He had lived in New York City for a number of years, moving to New Milford in 1942.
He was employed by the Nestle Company in New Milford for many years before his retirement. He was a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Church in New Milford.
He is survived by a niece, Stephanie Ilka of New York City.
Funeral Services on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Church, New Milford with a Mass of Christian Burial.
Interment in St. Francis Cemetery, New Milford.
Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Rose C. Petersen
Rose C. Petersen, age 97, of Sandy Hook, died Saturday, June 17, 2000 at Harborside Healthcare-Glen Hill, Danbury. She was the wife of the late James Petersen.
Mrs. Petersen was born in Springvale, Maine, October 18, 1902, a daughter of the late Eugene and Mary Jane Croteau. A resident of Newtown the past 60 years, Mrs. Petersen was a retired waitress.
She is survived by 1 niece, 2 nephews, several great nieces and great nephews and many close friends.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, July 1, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, Newtown. Private interment in Newtown Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be made to Newtown Vol. Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 344, Newtown, CT 06470. Arrangements by Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown.
Myron E. Chappuis
Myron E. Chappuis died June 19, 2000 at the ER of the Danbury Hospital after being stricken at his home. He was 53 years old and lived at 8 Saw Mill Rd., New Fairfield.
Mr. Chappuis was born in Danbury January 25, 1947, son of Doris Brown Chappuis and the late Augustus Chappuis. He graduated from Danbury High School, Class of 1966. He was an Army Veteran of Vietnam and served as a Medic. Mr. Chappuis was a self-employed Carpenter and had lived in Brookfield before moving to New Fairfield.
Besides his mother of Danbury, he is survived by his spouse, Frances E. Kusar of New Fairfield; his son, Justin K. Chappuis of Danbury; two brothers, Douglas E. of New Milford and Bernard P. of Danbury; two sisters, Frances M. Bishop of Virginia and Marie F. Romano of California; a stepson, Richard G. Byrum of Danbury; and two stepdaughters, Debra L. Basile of Bethel and Tina L. Heffernan of Avon, Conn.; 6 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury, on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family.
Rose Jane (Miles) Dunlap
Rose Jane (Miles) Dunlap, 67, of 2-4 Brooks Quarry Rd., Brookfield, formerly a resident of Torrington, went Home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 19, 2000 after a 10 year battle with Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
She was the wife of Jack Dunlap Sr., whom she married December 30, 1950. Rose was born in Sharon, February 20, 1933, a daughter of the late Harry and Delia (Williams) Miles of Holmes, N.Y. Rose trusted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in August of 1965 and faithfully served Him throughout her life. She was an active member and deaconess at the Evangelical Baptist Church in Torrington.
Rose's favorite pastime was spending quality time with her family, her grandchildren and witnessing of the Lord. Before the effects of this paralyzing disease took hold of her, Rose's loves and desires involved gardening, fishing, baking homemade breads and jellies and being a wonderful homemaker as well as a most loving and caring mother and friend with an incredible sense of humor, a true Rose.
In addition to her husband of 49 years, she is survived by her children, Jack Jr. of St. Petersburg, Fla., Sheryl Fredericks of Danbury, Doreen Dunlap of Winchester, Jeff Dunlap of Torrington and Cathy Freehling of Pittsfield, Pa.; two sons-in-law, Don Fredericks and Tim Freehling and a daughter-in-law, Florence Dunlap; a brother, Floyd "Tom" Dunlap of Port Richey, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury on Friday at 12 noon. Burial will follow in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury. Friends and relatives may pay their respects to the Dunlap family at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent to the Dunlap Family, PO Box 734, Brookfield, CT 06804.
Mark Louis Payuk
Mark Louis Payuk, age 51, of Bethel, died at his home on Monday. Mr. Payuk was born in Hartford, August 12, 1948, a son of Doris (Dumont) Payuk of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and the late Robert William Payuk.
A lifelong resident of Bethel, Mark graduated from the Bethel High School and from Western Connecticut State University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. For the last 12 years, he was employed by Federal Express of Danbury.
Mark was an active member of the Grace Christian Fellowship Church, where he served for 14 years on its Praise and Worship team, as well as being dedicated to helping people mature in their Christian faith.
In addition to his mother, Mark is survived by three brothers, Michael Payuk of Bethel, Stephen Payuk of Brookfield and Robert Payuk of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two sisters, Debbie Mullady of Bethel and Marjorie Sapanaro of Stuart, Fla.; three nieces; three nephews; two grandnieces; and two grandnephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 23rd at the Grace Christian Fellowship Church, Route 6, Newtown at 10:00 a.m.
Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery, Bethel.
The family will receive friends at the Grace Christian Fellowship Church on Thursday evening from 6 thru 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Grace Christian Fellowship Church, 174 Mount Pleasant Road, Newtown, CT 06470.
The Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, is in charge of arrangements.
Donna Lucas died at Danbury Hospital on June 20, 2000 following a lengthy illness. She was 56 years old and the wife of Thomas J. Lucas III. They lived at 8 Saddle Rock Road in Danbury.
Mrs. Lucas was born in Portchester, N.Y., July 16, 1943, daughter of Lucille Meth'E9 Sobocinski and the late John Sobocinski. She settled in Danbury in 1968 and was a homemaker devoting her life to her home and family. Mrs. Lucas was a member of St. Joseph Church.
Besides her husband and mother of Danbury, she is survived by her son, Thomas J. IV; daughters, Alicia M. Lucas and Maggie A. Litwin; her brother, John Sobocinski; and two sisters, Susan Mead and Dawn Guevares, all of Danbury; several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Main St., Danbury. Cremation will have taken place at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Rd., Suite #159, Wilton, CT 06897 or to a favorite charity. The Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements.
Myrtle (Thayer) Cooke
Myrtle (Thayer) Cooke, 85, of 158 Westville Ave., Ext., Danbury, wife of the late Leslie C. Cooke, with whom she was married for 56 years, died Monday at Hancock Hall in Danbury.
Mrs. Cooke was born in New Milford November 8, 1914. She was a graduate of Ridgefield High School, Class of 1933. She had lived in Bethel from 1956-1996.
She had been formally employed at the Barden Corporation, retiring as an inspector in 1976. She was a member the Bethel United Methodist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Marceline Barker of South Hero, Vt., Norma L. Cole and Linda E. Cumpston, both of Danbury; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford, Rev. Robert Johnson, pastor of the Bethel United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment in New Preston Cemetery, Washington.
Friends may call in the hour preceding the service.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Bethel Visiting Nurse Association, 1 School St., Bethel, CT 06801 or to Regional Hospice of Western CT, 30 West St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Thomas Woodard, 61, of 357 Moonstone Bay Drive, Oceanside, Calif., formerly of Kent, Conn., died Thursday, June 15 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Mr. Woodard was born in Sharon November 27, 1938, a son of the late Nicholas H. and Lois (McHan) Woodard. He served the United States Air Force from 1955-57 and lived for a number of years in Oceanside, where he had been a truck driver.
He is survived by two sons, Thomas Woodard Jr. of Lompoc, Calif. and Jeffrey Woodard of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; a daughter, Amy E. Woodard of Beacon, N.Y.; two grandsons, Thomas Woodard III and Michael A. Woodard.
Funeral Services on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford.
Interment in Morningside Cemetery, Gaylordsville.
Jean A. O'kon
Jean A. (Lori) O'kon, 86, of 19 Main St., Danbury, wife of the late Charles O'kon, died in Danbury on Tuesday morning, June 20, 2000.
She was born in Winton, Pa., April 2, 1914, daughter of the late Angelo and Margaret (Avellini) Lori. She moved to Danbury from Norwalk in 1967 and resided here since. She had worked for many years at the Yankee Metal Co. in Norwalk.
Mrs. O'kon is survived by a son, Dominick P. Perna of Norwalk; two brothers, Carl Lori of Scranton, Pa. and Thomas Lori of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Edith Matteucci of Las Vegas and Anna Dorovich of New Jersey; 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter Church, Danbury, on Friday morning at 10:30. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Norwalk. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
Contributions may be made to Regional Hospice of Western CT, 30 West St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Elmer Waterbury, a Korean War Veteran and a longtime resident of Mt. Kisco, N.Y., died Sunday, June 25, at Northern Westchester Hospital Center. He was born in Pleasantville, N.Y. on April 18, 1931, the son of Abram and Blanche (Ferris) Waterbury. He was retired from Reader's Digest Association after more than 40 years of service. Also, he was a member of the American Legion.
Elmer was the beloved husband of Theresa (Naples) Waterbury, whom he married on June 2, 1957 in Immaculate Conception Church in North Tarrytown, N.Y. (Sleepy Hollow).
He is survived by his three loving sons and their families, Michael Waterbury, Diana Malone and granddaughter Nicole of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Edward and Janice Waterbury and granddaughter Leeann of Brookfield, James and Pamela Waterbury and grandson Douglas of Calabash, N.C.
Elmer is also survived by his brothers, George Waterbury of Thornwood, N.Y. and Milton Waterbury of Port Orange, Fla. and a sister, Edith Stone of Edgewater, Fla. He is predeceased by his sister, Nellie Haviland; brother, William Waterbury; sister, Eve Erickson; and brother, Abe Waterbury.
In addition, Elmer was a longtime Little League Coach. He played softball and bowled with Reader's Digest Association. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Elmer is also survived by his loving cousin, Herb and his wife Stella Ferris and devoted sister-in-law, Betty Mackey.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Oelker & Cox Funeral Home, Inc., 262 Main St., Mt. Kisco, N.Y. Funeral Services Wednesday, 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment to follow Oakwood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Rosary Hill Home or Cancer Society.