Robert "Robbie" Snowberger, 35, of 23 Fourth St., Danbury, died May 19, 1999, due to injuries sustained in the explosion and fire at 35 Wildman Street, Danbury.
Born in Danbury, May 26, 1963, he was a son of Martin C. and Wilma (Robson) Snowberger of Danbury. He attended Danbury schools.
Mr. Snowberger was employed in the construction industry.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Martin David Snowberger of Azusa, Calif.; his maternal grandmother, Mary Robson of Florida; his paternal grandmother, Daisy Snowberger of Middletown, N.Y., and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, Sunday evening at 7 p.m. Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family.
Friends will be received at the Green Funeral Home Sunday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.
Contributions in Robbie's memory may be made to the American Red Cross, Western CT Chapter, 7 Terrace Place, Danbury, CT 06810.
Edward J. Grady
Edward J. Grady Jr., 74, a twenty-six year resident of Redding, died on Thursday, May 20, 1999, at Danbury Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Mary Smythe Grady.
Mr. Grady was born in New York City on February 17, 1925, a son of the late Edward J. and Mary Cassidy Grady. After graduating from high school in New York, he later attended Dartmouth College and for many years was secretary for the Class of '47 Newsletter and currently was Editor of the Class of '47 Newsletter.
Mr. Grady was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He participated in the occupation of China and Guam and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. He was also very active with the Marine Corps League in Ridgefield.
Prior to his retirement twelve years ago, Mr. Grady was employed at Harvey Hubbell Inc. in Bridgeport in the Wire Devices Division.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of forty-nine years, are his daughter, Siobhan Grady of West Redding, and two grandchildren, James and Patrick Grady. He was predeceased by his son, Sean Grady.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday (May 25) at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Georgetown. The interment, with full military honors, will follow in Umpawaug Cemetery, West Redding.
Friends may call at the Bouton Funeral Home, 31 West Church Street, Georgetown, on Monday (May 24) from 6 to 9 p.m.
Milan John Fogle
Milan John Fogle, 76, of Seminole Drive in Danbury died Thursday, May 20, 1999 at Pope John Paul II Center for Health Care. He was the husband of Shirley (Gifford) Fogle. They were married for 52 years.
Mr. Fogle was born in Jersey Shore, Pa. on July 26, 1922, a son of C. Clyde and Jennie (Hazen) Fogle. He lived in Pennsylvania and Albany, N.Y. before moving to Danbury in 1968.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. Mr. Fogle worked for General Motors for 25 years and was an international corporate traveler.
He was active in the Connecticut State Police Auxiliary for 15 years and a member of Mason Lodge #14 in Albany, N.Y. for 45 years.
Mr. Fogle was an avid motorcyclist, owned a Harley Davidson and was a member of the Blue Knights, the American Motorcycle Association and Danbury's Retread Motorcycle Club.
Besides his wife Shirley, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gifford and Cindy Fogle of Lyme, Conn.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lee and Roger Kemp of Albany, N.Y. and Donna and Greg Gaber of Watertown, Conn.; six grandchildren, Eric and Ryan Kemp of Albany, N.Y., Heidi and Kevin Gaber of Watertown, Conn. and Billy Clyde and James Ralph Fogle of Lyme, Conn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Danbury United Methodist Church, 5 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06810 or the Alzheimer Association, P.O. Box 2292, Westport, CT 06880.
Local calling hours are Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Tomlinson Homestead, 336 Main St., Danbury.
Local services are Saturday, 5 p.m., at the Homestead with the Rev. James Stinson officiating.
Out-of-town calling hours will be on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tebbutt Funeral Home, 633 Central Ave., Albany, N.Y.
Services will be held on Monday, 11 a.m., at Tebbutt Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Albany Rural Cemetery in Albany, N.Y.
Bridget D. (Queally) Fitzgerald, 89, of Glen Hill Road in Danbury, wife of the late John P. Fitzgerald, died Thursday, May 20, 1999 at Glen Hill Health Care Center.
She was born in County Claire, Ireland on November 4, 1909, daughter of the late Thomas and Ann (Lydon) Queally.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Usaty of Newtown, Conn. and Marion Hegarty of Brewster, N.Y.; a sister, Ann DeAngelis of Hampton Bay, Long Island, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Robert Usaty, George Usaty Jr., Karen Usaty and William Hegarty; two great-grandchildren, Joseph and Christopher Usaty; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, 10 a.m., at St. Joseph Church in Brookfield. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Bethel.
Friends will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.
Robert "Moose" Gianfransico, 55, of Brookfield died on Thursday, May 20, 1999 at Greenwich Hospital.
He was born on April 27, 1944 in Port Chester, N.Y., son of the late William and Loretta Mattison Gianfransico. He attended Greenwich public schools.
Mr. Gianfransico was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired firefighter, with the Greenwich Fire Department for more than 27 years, and was president of the firefighters' local union #1042.
He is survived by a daughter, Jodi Gianfransico of Bethel, Conn.; a brother, John Gianfransico of Orlando, Fla.; three sisters, Rosemary Skorvanek Zaccardo of Ft. Myers, Fla., Joan Carlson of Cos Cob, Conn. and Kathy Weiss of Greenwich, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich, Conn.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Ballas officiating. Interment will follow in Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Gianfransico's memory to Greenwich Firefighters Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 372, Greenwich, CT 06836 or to a charity of one's choice.
Leonard A. Casacalenda
Leonard A. Casacalenda, 54, of 14 Bradbury Road in New Milford, husband of Carol (DeForge) Casacalenda, died Thursday, May 20, 1999 at New Milford Hospital.
Mr. Casacalenda was born in Providence, R.I. on September 13, 1944, a son of Leonard Casacalenda of Cranston, R.I. and the late Elvera (Copazza) Casacalenda.
He had lived in New York City before moving to New Milford in 1972. He was employed by Base, Inc. of Bethel, Conn. as director of computer programs.
Besides his wife and father, he is survived by a son, Lenny Casacalenda of Danbury; two daughters, Linda Cousins of Danbury and Jennifer Casacalenda of New Milford; and a twin sister, Marie Robinson of Massachusetts.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, 10 a.m., at the First Assembly of God Church in New Milford. Interment will be in the New Milford Center Cemetery.
Friends may call on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108 or to the First Assembly of God Church, 47 Old Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776.
Alexander Harry Trohalis
Alexander Harry Trohalis, 69, of 24-7 Rose Lane in Danbury, husband of Emily Trohalis, died May 18, 1999 at Danbury Hospital after an illness of eight months.
He was born in Danbury on May 29, 1929, son of the late Harry and Elpiniki Trohalis. He attended Abbott Tech.
Mr. Trohalis was foreman at Republic Foil for 23 years. He then owned several of his own restaurants in California and Arizona before retiring back to Danbury.
Besides his wife of 49 years, Emily, Mr. Trohalis is survived by his son, Harry; his daughter, Alexis; his twin brother, Angelo; a daughter-in-law, Mary Ellen; and two granddaughters, Leah and Lindsay; all of Danbury. Also surviving are many in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, 10 a.m., at Elmwood Cemetery in Bethel.
Friends will be received on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.
In lieu of flowers and donations, the family asks that you please think a kind thought and keep Mr. Trohalis in your prayers.
Dorothy Ferris Caris
Dorothy Ferris Caris, 75, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at the Chateau in Moorings Park, Naples, Fla.
She had been a winter resident of the Villages of Emerald Bay in Naples since 1990, and had spent summers at Birch Groves in New Milford, Conn. since 1962.
Mrs. Caris was born in New York City, the daughter of the late Alfred Compton Ferris and Miriam Elkins Ferris of Hartsdale, N.Y. She grew up in Crestwood, N.Y., attending Yonkers schools, and raised her family in Pleasantville, N.Y.
A graduate of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in 1946, Mrs. Caris also attended Elmira College and did graduate work in the Schools of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to having a family, she was employed in New York by the Westchester County Department of Health as a public health nurse.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Warren; two sons, Stephen of Danbury, Conn. and William of Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Virginia of Hoover, Ala. and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 25, 1999, 11 a.m., at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 750, New York, NY 10021-0007; Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105; or to one's favorite charity.
Arrangements are being handled by the Muller-Thompson Funeral Chapel in Naples, Fla.
Darlene Jean Authelet (Westby)
Darlene Jean Authelet (Westby) passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 1999 in Holiday, Fla. She was 44 years old.
She was born in Stamford, Conn. on August 29, 1954. She was the daughter of Al and Anne Dahm of Jensen Beach, Fla. and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Authelet of Holiday, Fla.
She leaves behind a daughter, Danielle Jean Westby, and Danielle's father, Keith Westby, both of Danbury; two brothers, Rick Authelet of Danbury and Chris Dahm of New Milford; a sister, Sandy Servidio of Danbury; her grandmother, Mary Halton of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
Miss Authelet attended Danbury schools and later went on to get a degree. After moving to Holiday, she was a legal secretary at a law firm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the cancer society of one's choice.
A service will be held on Saturday, 5 p.m., at King Street United Church of Christ, South King St., Danbury.
Interment will be in Fairfield Memorial Park in Stamford, Conn. at a later date.
Susan Beardsley Temple
Susan Beardsley Temple, 55, of 21 Wellsville Ave., New Milford, wife of C. Brooks Temple, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at Danbury Hospital after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Temple, Texas on July 28, 1943, a daughter of Carolyn Beardsley McDonough of Cornwall, Conn. and the late Thomas J. Beardsley.
Mrs. Temple was a graduate of Wethersfield High School and Colby Sawyer College in New London, N.H. Before her illness, she was employed as a medical technologist at New Milford Hospital. She had lived in New Milford for the past 21 years.
Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by a son, C. Brooks Temple IV, and a daughter, Cameron Temple, both of New Milford, and two sisters, Betsy Beardsley of Houston, Texas and Kate B. Dalba of Atlanta, Ga.
A private, family memorial service was held on Wednesday at the First Congregational Church of New Milford.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Cancer Center at New Milford Hospital.
She will be missed by all the lives she touched.
Arrangements are by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford.