Agnes H. Barsky
Agnes H. Barsky of Fairfield, wife of the late Constantine (Connie) A. Barsky, died Monday, February 15, 1999 in Carolton Convalescent Hospital in Fairfield.
Born in Easton, she had been a Fairfield resident for over 70 years. She was a charter member and past president of St. Anthony's Womens Guild and a member of the Greenfield Hill Grange.
Mrs. Barsky is survived by two sons, Lt. Col. Connie A. Barsky, U.S.M.C. retired and his wife Charlene of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Henry S. Barsky and his wife Frances of Brookfield; three sisters, Frances Hiza, Magdalin Hegedus and Rose Hiza, all of Fairfield; seven grandchildren, Christine Barsky, Dr. Carol Lynn Barsky, Joseph Barsky, David Barsky, Steve Walker, Todd Walker and Terri Logsdom; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Paul Hiza, and a sister, Anna Scoran.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the Fairfield Funeral Home of Edmund W. Dougiello, 36 South Pine Creek Road to St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fairfield with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Fairfield.
Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Contributions may be made in Mrs. Barsky's memory to St. Anthony's Church, 149 S. Pine Creek Road, Fairfield, CT 06430 or to the charity of one's choice.
Helen J. Korczynski
Helen J. Korczynski, age 89, formerly of Ridgefield and Monroe, died Feb. 13, 1999 in Hewitt Memorial Hospital in Shelton. She was the wife of the late Joseph Korczynski.
She is survived by three daughters, Rita Sparano and her husband John of Monroe, Barbara Drentwett and her husband Otto and Joan Maloney of Danbury; a son, Joseph E. Korczynski and his wife Marsha, also of Danbury; nine grandchildren, Karl Drentwett, Carolyn Siracuse, John P. Sparano Jr., Stephen M. and Thomas P. Sparano, Anne Marie L. Johnson, Judy Keenan, and Tony and Andy Bellagamba; 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Helen will be remembered for her love of gardening and the flower gardens that surrounded her home of 50 years in Ridgefield.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in the Lesko-Miner Funeral Home, 155 Main Street (Route 25), Monroe, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Jude Church. She will be interred beside her husband at St. Mary's Cemetery in Ridgefield.
Friends may greet her family on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Leonard Joseph Fortin
Leonard Joseph Fortin died Feb. 15, 1999 at the Danbury Hospital at the age of 63.
He was born in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., Sept. 15, 1935, son of the late Leonard and Lillian Fortin. He received his education and lived in this area for most of his life.
He was a veteran of the Army, serving during peacetime, and also was in the U.S. Army reserves. He worked as credit manager for Marcus Dairy in Danbury for the most part of 40 years. He was an active member of the His Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church in Bethel.
He is survived by two sons, Billy J. Fortin of North Salem, N.Y. and Gary J. Fortin of South Salem, N.Y.; two daughters, Pamela A. Miller and Cheryl A. Thomas, both of Fayetteville, N.C.; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at His Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church, 8 Grassy Plain St., Bethel on Friday at 3 p.m. with Pastor Gary Baldelli officiating. Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call at the His Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. Floral offerings may be delivered to the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury on Thursday at noon.
Memorial contributions may be made to His Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church, 8 Grassy Plain St., Bethel, CT 06801.
The Cornell Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.
Carrie U. Conrad
Mrs. Carrie U. Conrad, 97, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999 in Spring Hill, Fla. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Forest Oaks Lutheran Church in Spring Hill.
Carrie was born in Callicoon Center, N.Y. on May 21, 1901. Moving to Danbury early in her childhood, she attended Immanuel Lutheran School, and spent 25 years working at the Mallory Hat Factory.
Remembered by many as the proprietor of Conrad's Brookfield Landing, Carrie was an active member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church until her move to Florida in 1970.
"Oma," as she was known to those closest to her, was a true celebrant of all life has to offer. Strong in spirit and heart, she gave of herself unconditionally. She provided a foundation for her future generations to build upon. She remains a source of inspiration always.
She will be missed by many, including her daughter, Ruth C. Heim of Spring Hill, Fla.; and a granddaughter and her husband, Jacquelyn and John Farkas, and three great-grandchildren, Brian Austin, Evan Michael and Kailyn Nicolay, all of Greenville, N.C.
Maria Sousa Rodrigues
Maria (Sousa) Rodrigues, 78, of Pocono Ridge Road, Brookfield, wife of Isaltino Rodrigues, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999 at Danbury Hospital.
She was born on June 19, 1920 in Ludlow, Mass., daughter of the late Francisco and Ana (Magalhaes) Sousa. As a young girl, Mrs. Rodrigues moved with her family to Portugal. In 1961 they returned to reside in the United States.
Mrs. Rodrigues retired from Berol Corp. after numerous years of service. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Armando of Springfield, Mass., Joseph of Brookfield and Firmino of Danbury; three brothers, Jose, Pedro and Armando Sousa, all of Danbury; three sisters, Florinda Machado of Danbury, Adelia Silva of Portugal and Engracia Ribeiro of Danbury; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Danbury on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Contributions may be made to Regional Hospice, 30 West St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Dorothy Krapf, 89, of West Orange, N.J., died Feb. 22, 1999 in Danbury. A lifelong resident of West Orange, she was a homemaker and was a member of The Eastern Star located in East Orange for many years before its closing. Mrs. Krapf was the wife of the late George Krapf.
Beloved mother of Dorothy Kroha of Bethel, sister of Bruce Carl of W. Orange and Bess Ball of Bellvidere. Grandmother of John Richards, Sandi Richards Forman and Tracy Kroha. Great-grandmother of Elizabeth Forman, James Forman, Amy Richards, Thomas Richards and Katharyn Forman.
Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 307 Main St., West Orange on Friday at 11:30 a.m. Interment in Rosedale Cemetery, Orange. Visiting at the Weatherhead Funeral Home, 523 Park Ave., Orange, on Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Sidney (Sid) Corris age 81 of Stratford, a retired self employed electrical contractor, died on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999.
Born in Bridgeport, Mr. Corris had been a lifelong Stratford resident. He was a WW II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran and a member of the American Legion. An active member of the First Congregational Church, Stratford Mr. Corris served as the Sexton there for many years.
Survivors include his beloved wife Dorothy Quimby Corris of Stratford; his four children, Gary Corris and wife Cathy of Newtown, Barbara Tabaka and her husband Robert of Newtown, Beverly Cambras and her husband Chuck of Stratford, and Theodore Corris of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Edna Ward, and a brother, Milton Corris both of Stratford; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several; nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999 at 1 p.m. in the First Congregational Church, Stratford with the Rev. John Clarke, Pastor officiating. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Calling hours have been omitted. The Spear, Dennis & D'Arcy Funeral Home 2611 Main Street, Stratford is in charge arrangements.
Robert J. Schelb
Robert J. Schelb, 82, of Torrington, Conn., husband of Dolores Schelb, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999 at his home after a long illness.
Mr. Schelb was born on Dec. 1, 1916 in New York City. He lived most of his life in Connecticut. He served in the Army during World War II.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Robert Schelb Jr. of Arizona; a daughter, Linda Slater of Torrington and several nieces and nephews.
Services are private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Hospice, P.O. Box 985, Litchfield, CT 06759.
Mary C. Mitchell
Mary C. Mitchell, 87, of 36 Abbott Ave., Ridgefield died Wednesday night, Feb. 24, 1999 at Danbury Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late James T. Mitchell Jr.
Mrs. Mitchell was born on April 17, 1911 in Ridgefield, a daughter of the late Benvenuto and Assunta Casagrande Carboni. She was a 1929 graduate of Ridgefield High School and former registrar of voters for the Town of Ridgefield. Mrs. Mitchell was active in the Republican Town Party.
An office manager for Casey Fuel in Ridgefield for many years, Mrs. Mitchell was a lifelong Ridgefield resident. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Ridgefield and a member of a bridge and sewing club (W.W.W.) in Ridgefield which has been meeting for over 60 years.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Mitchell was predeceased by four brothers, Adrian, Octavius "Tabby," Nazzarino "Peter" and Reno.
Survivors include three sons, Thomas E. of Ramsey, N.J.; James T. III of New Fairfield and R. Philip of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and one brother, Olinto "Lynce" Carboni of Ridgefield. Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary's Church, Ridgefield with the Rev. Robert P. Morrissey, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ridgefield.
Friends will be received on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Kane Funeral Home, 41 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Mitchell's memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Ridgefield, 90 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877.
William "Archie" Penny, 74, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Dec. 1, 1998 in Clarksville. He had moved to Tennessee one month ago, had lived in Milford, Pa., for three years. Before that had been a Brewster resident all his life.
He was born in Brewster, N.Y., July 2, 1924, a son of Harry and Edith Gage Penny. He was educated in Brewster schools and was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II.
Mr. Penny was a Life Member of the Brewster Volunteer Fire Dept. He was an electrician and had worked for many years at Casting Corp. and Hipotronics.
He married Mary Blaney in Brewster on March 19, 1949. She died Dec. 11, 1996.
His survivors include three daughters, Gail Mills of Milford, Grace Mosher of Clarksville, and Karen O'Keefe of Lake Ariel, Pa.; a brother, Clarence Penny of Dover Plains, N.Y.; one sister, Harriett Palmer of Lake Carmel, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.
Services will be Dec. 5 at noon at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, N.Y., with the Rev. Kenneth White officiating. Burial in Milltown Rural Cemetery.
Calling hours are Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 to noon.
Contributions may be made to the Brewster Volunteer Fire Dept., North Main St., Brewster, NY 10509.
Kay Tuz Halgowich, 62, of 14 Tito Lane, New Milford, died Tuesday at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Ms. Halgowich was born in New Milford, June 8, 1936, a daughter of the late Francis P. and Katherine Brown Tuz Sr.
She was a graduate of New Milford High School and had been a secretary at the New Milford Police Department from 1971 to 1996.
A loving mother and steadfast friend, she will be dearly missed by two daughters, Jerri Halgowich of Miami, Fla., and Linda Kelly of New Milford; two brothers, Frank Tuz Jr. of New Milford and Richie Tuz of Texas; and two sisters, Nancy Tuz of New Milford and Janice Kamenoff of Illinois.
Funeral services will be on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford. Interment in St. Francis Cemetery, New Milford.
Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home in the hour preceding the service.
Harold W. Ticehurst
Harold W. Ticehurst, age 75, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Brookfield and Bethel, died Monday at Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach. He was the husband of Jacqueline R. Broadbrook Ticehurst.
Mr. Ticehurst was born in Beacon, N.Y., Aug. 19, 1923, a son of the late William Henry and Estella White Ticehurst. He moved to Bethel as a young boy and was a graduate of Bethel High School, Class of 1941, where he was president of his class. He entered the U.S. Army in Feb. 1943, serving in the 104th infantry regiment, in the campaign of southern France, and the Rhineland. Upon his return from the service in 1946 he entered Bentley College and graduated in 1948 with a degree in Accounting.
He was employed by the Danbury Rubber Company, and most recently as the comptroller for Steiner Incorporated of Bethel, retiring in 1988. He was a former realtor for Streaman Real Estate, Bethel.
Mr. Ticehurst was a resident of Brookfield for 36 years, wintering in Vero Beach, until moving there permanently four years ago. A former member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Bethel and St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brookfield, he was a current member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Vero Beach. He was a member of the National Accounting Association and Shipper's and Carrier's Association, holding the post of President in both organizations. He was also a member of American Legion Post 39 in Vero Beach.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Carole M. Shuman of Wolcott, Barbara J. Ticehurst of Provincetown, Mass.; two brothers Paul Ticehurst of Danbury, and Donald Ticehurst of Brookfield; two sisters, Ruth Hatch of Brookfield and Esther Shanley of Newtown; three grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 40 North St., Danbury, CT 06810 or to the American Heart Association, CT Affiliate, P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492.
The funeral service will be held at a time and place to be announced. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Bethel.
There are no calling hours. The Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel is handling arrangements.
Rose M. Martere
Rose Margaret Martere, age 79, formerly of Greenwich, Conn., and Portchester, N.Y., died on Tuesday at the Laurelwood Nursing Center, Ridgefield. She was the wife of the late Frank A. "Chick" Martere, Sr.
Mrs. Martere was born in Greenwich, June 20, 1919, a daughter of Rocco A. Sr. and Maria (D'Andrea) Bria. She attended schools in Greenwich, and had been a resident of Portchester for over 35 years, moving to Danbury, Conn. in 1985. She was a parishioner of the Church of St. Mary, Bethel.
Mrs. Martere is survived by three sons: Joseph R. Martere Sr., of Calabash, N.C., Ronald F. Martere Sr., of Columbus, Ga., and Frank A. Martere Jr., of Danbury; one daughter, Judith A. LaBella, of Bethel; two brothers: Joseph J. Bria Sr., and Rocco A. Bria Jr., both of Greenwich; four sisters, Angie Parelli and Marie Palmer, both of Greenwich, Helen Giammarino, of Bethel, and Barbara Parelli, of Milford; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Martere was predeceased by her sister, Teresa DeCarlo.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 4, at 10:20 a.m. from the Hull Funeral Home, Sixty Division Street, Danbury, to the Church of St. Mary, Bethel, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Bethel.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Anne Marie Taylor
Anne Marie Taylor, age 92, of 19 Poplar St., New Milford, died Tuesday at New Milford Nursing Home.
She was born in New Hope, Pa., May 27, 1906, a daughter of H. Ross and Caroline Reid Taylor. She lived most of her life in Brooklyn, N.Y. until moving to Fla. in 1980 and New Milford in 1992. She had worked for over 20 years as a legal secretary on Wall Street in New York.
She is survived by a daughter, Rosemarie Gregory of Danbury; and three grandsons, David Rabens of Waterbury, Karl Rabens and his wife Debi of Southbury and Robert Rabens of Danbury.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Hull Funeral Service, 60 Division St., Danbury is handling arrangements.
Thypolito Rodrigues, 80, of 22 Cherry St., Danbury, husband of Aida (Jesus) Rodrigues, died at Heritage Heights Health care Center, on Dec. 2, 1998.
He was born in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, July 5, 1918, a son of the late Simao and Maria (da Conceicao) Rodrigues.
Mr. Rodrigues was employed as a laborer in the construction industry for Conn. Labor Union Local 675 until his retirement.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Maria Jesus Rodrigues and Maria C. dos Santos, both of Danbury; a son, Antonio Dias Rodrigues of Danbury; three grandchildren, Luis and Victor Rodrigues and Connie Amaral; a great-grandson, Luis Rodrigues Jr.; a sister, Helena Rodrigues of Portugal; two brothers, Antonio Rodrigues of France and Jorge Rodrigues of Portugal; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Saturday at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends will be received at The Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Danuta Z. Parkinson, age 63, of Peoria, Ariz., and formerly of Newtown, Conn. died Monday, January 4, 1999, of complications from a stroke suffered in March of 1996.
Mrs. Parkinson was a former Business Education and English teacher at Newtown High School; she also served as chairperson of the Business Department for several years. Danuta taught at Newtown High School from 1972-1993 before retiring to Arizona. Prior to her years in Newtown, Danuta was a teacher in Illinois for six years.
She is survived by her husband, Jack; son, John, of Watertown, Conn.; daughter, Jodi, of Norwalk; and mother, Zenobia, of Glendale, Ariz. She is also survived by three grandsons, an aunt and several cousins.
A memorial service is planned for Friday, January 15, 1999, at 3 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main St., Newtown. Interment will be in the Memorial Garden at Trinity Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014, or to your local Hospice Facility, would be appreciated.
Michael J. Stavola
Michael J. Stavola, 86, of Piper's Landing, Palm City, Fla. and Heritage Crest, Southbury, Conn., died Tuesday at Bethel Health Care Center. He was the husband of the late Jennie Rubino Stavola.
Mr. Stavola was born in Danbury, on Jan. 7, 1912, a son of John A. and Mary DeLuca Stavola. He was educated in the Danbury public school system and was a prominent business and community leader.
At the time of his death, Mr. Stavola was a partner in J & M Realty Associates, which he founded in 1953. He was also founder and president of the former M.J. Stavola & Co., Inc., a scrap iron and metal recycling company which he operated in Danbury for over forty-five years.
Mr. Stavola was active in both business and community affairs. He served as Regional President of the Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel and served on many of its committees over the years to promote recycling and conservation. He served on the Board of Directors of the Danbury Industrial Corporation, the Housatonic Industrial Development Corporation and the Danbury Rotary Club. He was actively involved in the growth and development of Danbury Hospital, having served on its original Board of Managers as well as Board of Trustees. He was one of the originators of the Danbury Hospital Ball and served as its chairman. He was a member of the Piper's Landing Country Club in Palm City, Fla., and the Ridgewood Country Club in Danbury. Also, he was a parishioner at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Palm City, Fla. and Sacred Heart Church in Southbury.
Mr. Stavola is survived by a daughter and son-in-law: Maryann and Eugene M. Kiely Jr., of Newtown; three granddaughters: Carolyn M. Kiely of Alexandria, Va., and Laura Kiely Buzaid and Jennifer H. Kiely, both of Newtown; four great-grandchildren: Brendan and Hillary Buzaid of Newtown, and Connor and Sarah Spotts of Alexandria.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Southbury, with the Rev. Mark F. Flynn, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will be at St. Peter's Mausoleum, Danbury.
Friends will be received on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury, and on Friday morning after 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Chapel, Sacred Heart Church, Southbury.
Contributions in Mr. Stavola's memory may be made to the Danbury Hospital Development Fund, 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.
Robert L. Fesko
Robert L. Fesko, age 75, of Sandy Hook, formerly of Bridgeport, died Friday, January 1, 1999 in Danbury Hospital.
Mr. Fesko was born in Fairfield and was a Bridgeport resident for many years before moving to Sandy Hook two years ago. He was a retired lead man in the stockroom for Harvey Hubbell Company.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl Phelps Fesko of Sandy Hook; two sons, Robert M. Fesko of Marlborough, Mass. and Glenn A. Fesko of High Point, N.C.; five daughters, Nancy DiZazzo of Huntington, Judy Safarewitz of Newtown, Sandra Nagy of Milford, Bonnie Quinn of Shelton and Robin Riley of Sandy Hook; one sister, Margaret Feczko of Bridgeport; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Thomas Fesko, three brothers and two sisters.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, 1 p.m., in Grace Lutheran Church, Chapel St., Stratford. Interment will be in Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield. There will be no calling hours.
Donations may be made to the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 344, Newtown, CT 06470 or the Kennedy Center, 117 Mt. Pleasant Road, Newtown, CT 06470.
The Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Ave., Bridgeport, Conn. is in charge of arrangements.