Cable, Perry H.

Perry H. Cable Sr. a lifelong New Preston, CT resident, passed away at home surrounded by his family, Sunday June 23, 2019 at the age of 89.

    He was born at home in New Preston, March 15, 1930, son of the late William and Phena (Whitlock) Cable. He was a carpenter and worked at Wyant Co. in Washington, CT for 28 years, then worked for the Town of Washington for 11 years before retiring in 2008. He was a great handyman and could fix anything.

    Mr. Cable was predeceased by his wife Rose (Gueniat) on September 11, 2005. He is survived by his daughters Eileen Gillette (Bob) and Charlene Race (Thomas) both of New Preston, CT, sons Edward Cable (Shirley) of Oakville, CT, Lawrence Cable (Cathryn) of Roxbury, CT, Perry Cable Jr. (Michelle) of Torrington, CT, grandchildren, Jason, Megan, Casey, Elizabeth, Danford, Brandon, Patrick, Travis and Evan, several nieces and nephews and a number of extended family.

    Funeral service will take place at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.

   Contributions in his memory may be made to the Washington Ambulance Assoc., 109 Bee Brook Rd. Washington Depot, CT 06794 or the VNA Northwest Inc., 607 Bantam Rd., Bantam, CT 06750, or Because for Paws, 2 Park Lane, New Milford, Ct 06776.

   

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Robertson, Lewis W.

Lewis W. Robertson of New Milford, CT, passed away after a brief illness Friday June 21, 2019 in New Milford at the age of 85.

He was born May 27, 1934 in Danbury, CT, son of the late Lewis and Violet (Sauer) Robertson. Lew served in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1955. Lew met the love of his life, Betty Richter, while driving his city bus. They fell in love and we’re married for 61 years. They first lived in Danbury, starting their family together. They moved to New Milford where they have remained for the last 47 years and raised their four wonderful daughters.

Lew was a proud member of the American Legion Post 31 and VFW Post 1672 in New Milford. He enjoyed the comradery with his fellow veterans and friends. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, West Point football games, UCONN woman’s basketball and loved going to watch them live with his friends. He also enjoyed watching TV with his dog and best pal Quigley.

If you shopped at Stop & Shop, you most likely spoke to him as he enjoyed going in to shop, chat and spend time with his favorite Pharmacist, Mike.

He was a wonderful husband, father, father in law, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. We will all miss him.

Besides his wife Betty Lew is survived by his daughters Lynn Noakes of Middlebury, CT, Sharon Isberg (James) of Oxford, CT, Elly Byrne (Pete) of New Milford, CT, Melissa Carle (Ed) of New Milford, CT ,brother Thomas Robertson of MO, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and his dog and best friend Quigley. He was predeceased by his son in law Bruce Noakes.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday June 23, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00pm at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT. A graveside service will be held at Wooster Cemetery in Danbury, CT at 11:00 am on Monday June 24, 2019.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.

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Zuniga, Nelson

Nelson Estaban Zuniga “Stelson” “Tito” of New Milford, CT, passed away Saturday June 8, 2019 at the age of 27.

He was born in Danbury, CT August 3, 1991 son of Jose and Maribel Vargas Martinez Segura of Waterbury, CT. He graduated from New Milford High School and worked as a laborer for Local 74 out of Southern, CT.

Besides his parents Nelson is survived by his brothers Jenson Monay, Lee Anthony Segura and Warren Monay all of Costa Rica, sisters Elizabeth Flores and her husband Persy of New Milford, CT, Geraldine Zuniga of New Milford, CT and Michelle Gentile of New Milford, CT his aunt and uncle Henry and Anna Lorena Ortiz, several nieces and nephews and his lifelong friends Ryan Ingram, Andrew Ramirez, Ross Markey, Van Dacosta and Bez Islami.

Funeral services will be private. Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.

 

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Crossman, Mark G.

Mark Granger Crossman, 62, previously of Winsted, CT, passed away Monday, June 10th, 2019 at home in South Kent, CT.

Mark is survived by his daughter, Erin Flockhart and son in law, Scott Flockhart of Kent, CT, son, Michael Crossman of Bellingham, WA, brothers Wayne Crossman of Winsted, CT and Scott Crossman of Harwinton, CT, sisters Donna Dileo of Kitty Hawk, NC and Karen Kremser of Manteo, NC, and friend, Greg Nichols of Colebrook, CT who has been more than a beloved brother than a friend as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Mark is preceded in death by his parents, Donald “Grump” and Nancy Crossman as well as his brother, Richard “Buff” Crossman.

Mark loved fishing and spending time in the Outer Banks of North Carolina where he has been spending time since early childhood with friends and family.  He was also passionate about the New York Yankees.  Mark worked in construction and was also the facilities manager at Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

A special thank you to the wonderful nurses at VNA Northwest Hospice in Bantam for their loving care during his final days.

There will be a private service for family. Memorial donations can be made to Smilow Cancer Center, 200 Kennedy Drive, Torrington, CT 06790.

Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.

 

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Morrissey, Donald A.

morrisseyDonald A. Morrissey of New Milford, CT, died at Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Milford, CT on May 22, 2019 at the age of 89 years.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY, the youngest son of John and Marie (Fenton) Morrissey. He graduated from Our Lady of Angels School and Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn High School.  To meet his draft obligation of one year, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 325th Tank Battalion 2nd Infantry Division.  He was retained for three additional years and served in Korea as Mess Sergeant. During his tour of service he was selected as a guard at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery.  After an honorable discharge his interest in food service continued and was employed by Elizabeth General Hospital, Elizabeth, N.J. as the Director of Food Service.  He was Co-founder of Therma-Tray Systems and was Executive Vice-President of the Corporation. He developed cost-saving institutional kitchen equipment installing Therma-Tray Systems in over 400 hospitals and institutions nationally and internationally.  His work required much travelling for business, and after retiring at the age of 67 years he enjoyed travelling for pleasure. While living in Laguna Woods for 13 years, he was a Pastoral Volunteer at Mission Hospital Medical Center, Dana Point. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in New Milford and served as an Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister.  He was also a member of the Korean War Veterans Association of Danbury.

He is survived by his wife Lois of New Milford, daughter Colleen Calabrese, son-in-law David Calabrese, grandsons Ryan and Ethan Calabrese of Falls Church, VA; son Matthew Morrissey and granddaughters Hannah and Molly Morrissey of Oakmont, PA; nephew John and niece-in-law Debbie of Torrance, CA;  also step-children Stephen and Patti Gold of Carefree, AZ; Peter and Noi Gold and sons Peter and Nicholas of Newtown, CT and Phuket, Thailand; Michael and Kathleen Gold and sons Austin and Ayden of New Milford; also step- grandchildren Kristen Gold of New York City; Bryan Gold and daughter Abbey and son Jack of Cave Creek, AZ and Tyler and Emma Millard of Oak Ridge, NC.  He is predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law Jack and Elsie Morrissey of Laguna Woods, CA.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church, New Milford, CT on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.. The interment will follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church, New Milford, CT 06776 or to the Alzheimer’s Association CT. Chapter, c/o The Senior Center. 40 Main St. New Milford CT. 06776 or to the Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center, 30 Park Lane East, New Milford, CT 06776.

Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.

 

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Scribner, Arthur I.

Arthur Irving Scribner died Sunday May 26, 2019 in Waterbury, CT at the age of 86. He was born on March 24, 1933 in Redding, CT to his parents, the late Dorothy Louise Banks Scribner and the late Strong Stanley Scribner. The sixth of ten children, he was named after his two grandfathers, Arthur Scribner and Irving Banks. Arthur moved with his family from Redding to Bridgewater, CT at the age of 8. A graduate of New Milford High School he built a career as a skilled carpenter, cabinet maker, and wood craftsman. In 1955, at the age of 22, he built the home where he raised his family. On May 25, 1974 he married his beloved wife of 45 years, Janet Irene Kaiser Malumphy. He retired to Florida in 1994. Several years ago he returned from Florida to be closer to many of his family and settled in Southbury, CT. He was a longtime member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters 210 in Danbury, a founding member of the Silver Fox Rod and Gun Club in Brookfield, a member of The Brookfield Jaycees, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie in New Milford, and the Loyal Order of Moose in Danbury. In addition, he was a longtime member of the Congregational Church of Brookfield where he served as an usher and deacon.

In addition to his beloved wife of 45 years, Janet Irene Kaiser Scribner of Southbury, he leaves four daughters, Robin L. Marquis of Alpharetta, GA, Leigh A. Hegarty of Cape Carteret, NC, Gay E. O’Hanlon (Michael) of Milton, MA, Tracey A. Colonair (Robert) of Watertown, CT, a son, Honorable David Arthur Scribner (Pamela), Commissioner and former State Representative of Brookfield, two step sons, Roger Malumphy (Barbara) and David Malumphy (Patricia) both of New Milford, CT and a step daughter, Karen A. Malumphy of Pleasant Hill, CA, 20 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. In addition he leaves two brothers, Robert A. Scribner (Linda) of New Milford, and Donald F. Scribner (Denise) of Dunnellon, FL, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers, Harold Scribner, Raymond Scribner, Alfred Scribner, and Stanley Scribner, and three sisters, Evelyn Hantsch, Jeanette Breault, and Norma D’Anna.

He will be remembered as a gifted, skilled craftsman, and a loving, caring family man, of which he was most proud.

The family will receive friends at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT on Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.

A service celebrating his life in faith will be held at The Congregational Church of Brookfield, 160 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT with the Reverend Bryn Smallwood-Garcia officiating, will be Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:00 am, followed by the Interment in Central Cemetery , Brookfield, CT.

Contributions in his memory may be made to The American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492 or The American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854.

 

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James A. Christie

James A. Christie, of Sherman, CT, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 12, 2019 in New Milford, CT at the age of 70.
He was born February 14, 1949 in Bronx, NY, son of Edna (Daly) and the late James Christie. On October 18, 1980 he married Linda Diorio in Brooklyn, NY. They moved from the Bronx to Port Jefferson Station, NY before settling in Sherman, CT in 1997. Mr. Christie worked as an Assistant Superintendent for Business in many schools in the New York area, and was a member of the American School Business Organization (ASBO) before retiring in 2014. He was an avid golfer and he loved photography, especially taking photos of birds, flowers, and nature.
Besides his wife, Linda, of Sherman, CT and his mother, Edna Christie, of Laurel, NY, he is survived by his daughter, Danielle Christie, of Myrtle Beach, SC, brother, Neil Christie and his wife Maureen, of Bridgewater, NJ, sister, Diane Rudder and her husband, Jack, of Laurel, NY, and brother-in-law, Albert Diorio, of Brooklyn, NY, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Holy Trinity Church in Sherman, CT at 10:00 am. The burial will follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in New Milford, CT. Calling hours will take place Friday, May 17, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.

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Morrill, Edna

Edna Morrill, 94, passed away peacefully at home with her daughters and grandchildren at her side.

She is survived by three daughters, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Edna was a native of North Carolina but has resided in Sherman and Kent, CT for over 60 years. Edna loved flowers and maintained beautiful gardens. She also loved her Parakeet and watching the birds on her outdoor feeders.

Services for Edna will be Monday May 13, 2019 at Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT with the visitation starting at 10:00 am and funeral service at 11:00 am. The burial will follow in Morningside Cemetery in Gaylordsville, CT.

In Lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to the Kent Garden Club, P.O. Box 771, Kent, CT 06757 or the New Milford VNA, 68 Park Lane Rd, New Milford, CT 06776.

She was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

 

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O’Donnell, John C. “Jack”

John C. (Jack) O’Donnell of Bridgewater, CT, passed away Tuesday April 30, 2019 in Danbury, CT, at the age of 87.
He was born November 30, 1931 in New Milford, CT, son of the late Thomas and Florence (Warner) O’Donnell. He graduated from New Milford High School in 1949. In 1969 he moved to Bridgewater, CT.                                                     Jack owned and operated O’Donnell’s Nursery in Bridgewater for 55 yrs.  Jack was a past member of the Knights of Columbus Counsel 40.
Jack is survived by his brother William O’Donnell and his wife Dot, and his sister Elizabeth Osborne, all of New Milford, CT.  Nephews William and his wife Laurie O’Donnell, Thomas and his wife Pamela Osborne, Michael and his wife Kim O’Donnell, John and his wife Dawn Osborne, niece Lisa and her husband David Easter and several great nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT on Thursday May 16, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A graveside service will be held Friday May 17, 2019 at Bridgewater South Cemetery in Bridgewater at 10:00 am.  Reception to follow at Jack’s barn.
Contributions in Jack’s memory may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter,200 Executive Blvd.,Southington, CT  06489

 

 

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Johnson, Shirley

Shirley Johnson of New Milford, Connecticut died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the age of 94.

She was born August 10, 1924, daughter of the late Harrison and Lillian (Riley) Johnson. Ms. Johnson attended Northville School and graduated from New Milford High School in 1941.  She worked at Connecticut Memories, a gift shop for many years. Ms. Johnson was a member of the Northville Baptist Church since 1935, where she taught Sunday school and served on the church’s deacon board for over 40 years.

Ms. Johnson enjoyed gardening and was a member of the New Milford Garden Club. She also volunteered for many years with the League of Women Voters. Ms. Johnson is a descendant of the Schaghticoke Indian people.

Her survivors include her nephew George H. Johnson of Everett, Washington, niece Bonnie E. Johnson of Columbia, Maryland, great-niece Nara Allen of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and great-nephew Kade Allen of Columbia, Maryland. The family expresses its appreciation to the wonderful staff at Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Milford.

Friends will be received on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Northville Baptist Church. A funeral service will take place Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Northville Baptist Church in Northville at 10:00 am, followed by interment in Morningside Cemetery in Gaylordsville, Connecticut.

Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley’s name to The Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793 or online at https://www.iaismuseum.org/support/donate/

Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.

 

 

 

 

 

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