Heaton, John J. Jr.

John Joseph Heaton, Jr, of New Milford, CT, passed peacefully in his sleep on June 21st, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.  Originally from Bronx, NY, John and his family have been residents of New Milford, CT, since 1964. He was preceded in death by his parents, John J. Heaton,Sr and Helen A. (Donnelly) Heaton of Bronx, NY and siblings Thomas F. Heaton of Gibsons, BC and Joseph P Heaton of Mesa, AZ.

John is survived by his one true love, his wife of 59 years, Louise (Picchione), his children Nancy Heaton (Stephanie) of New Milford, Helen Rossi (Greg) of Martinez, CA, Kathleen Martin (Clem) of New Milford, John J. Heaton, III (Stacy) of Murrells Inlet, SC, Louis Heaton (Michelle) and Patrick Heaton (Tara) of New Milford, CT, brothers Andrew Heaton of Groveland, MA and Kevin Heaton of Kent, CT, 13 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews and cousins.  Near and dear to his heart were the many children who he welcomed into his home over the years, especially his nephew Adam Heaton.

John was a graduate of Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, NY.  He was founder and chairman of the Nestle Credit Union for 17 years, served as chairman of the local union at New Milford’s Nestle Facility for 20 years, ending his career as a Business Agent for the BCT Union.

He volunteered for the United Way and the Northville Fire Department, was a member of the Booster Club of New Milford High School and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a long time parishioner St. Francis Xavier Church.

John served on the New Milford Sewer Commission for 17 years, including six as chairman and oversaw the construction and rehabilitation of the New Milford Sewer Plant.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday June 25, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Francis Xavier Church in New Milford. Interment will follow in St. Francis Cemetery in New Milford. Calling hours will be held on Sunday June 24, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.

Contributions in John’s memory may be made to New Milford VNA/Hospice, 68 Park Lane Rd., New Milford, CT 06776.

 

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Brady, John B.

John B. Brady of New Milford, CT, beloved husband of Kathy and loving father of Corey and Morgan, passed away Saturday June 16, 2018 in Boston, MA, at the age of 79.
He was born July 5, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late John and Eugenia (Tworkowski) Brady. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1956 then served with the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1962. After serving in the Army he attended Mitchell College and the University of Bridgeport. On May 26, 1973 he married Kathleen Byrnes in Brookfield, CT. They have lived in New Milford, CT, for the past forty years. Mr. Brady was a Mechanical Engineer and had worked at Demetron Research in Danbury for seventeen years. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Besides his wife Kathy of New Milford, CT, he is survived by his daughters, Morgan Degan of Pleasant Valley, NY and Corey Pegues of Waxhaw, NC, brothers; Robert Brady of Stony Brook, NY, Joseph Brady of Stony Brook, NY, James Brady of Oceanside, NY and Thomas Brady of Morgan Hill, CA, a sister Eugenia Wrona of Westford, MA, grandchildren, Brady, Kai, Hudson, Cole, Shea and Riley, twenty eight nieces and nephews and his beloved in and out laws.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday June 21, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm followed by a funeral service at 8:00pm at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT. Interment will be private.
Contributions in Mr. Brady’s memory may be made to The Friends of Children, P.O. Box 5011, Woodbury, CT 06798 or the American Heart Assoc., National Center, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.

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Caporale, Francis J.

Francis J. Caporale of New Fairfield, CT, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 in Danbury, CT, at the age of 79.
He was born in Brooklyn, NY, May 25, 1939, son of the late Francis and Mildred (Tramontano) Caporale. He graduated from George Washington High School in Brooklyn in 1957, then served in the Army National Guard. On August 26, 1961, he married Veronica (Ronnie) Domanski in New York, NY.  They have lived in New Fairfield since 1972 moving up from New York City to work for Ethan Allen in Danbury. He then began a career in real estate working for Scalzo Reality in Bethel, CT, for over thirty years retiring in 2016. Frank was also a member of the Faith Church in New Milford, CT.
Besides his wife, Ronnie, he is survived by a son Joseph Caporale and his wife Kristine of New Waterford, OH, daughter Mary Dishong-VanEtten and her husband Bill VanEtten of Shillington, PA, sister Maryann McCabe of Toms River, NJ, grandchildren Emily Nye, Alex Dishong, Michael and Matthew VanEtten, Melanie and Michael Huffman, Joseph and Bridgett Caporale.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Faith Church in New Milford, CT, followed by the interment in Mt. View Cemetery in New Fairfield. Calling will be held on Sunday, June 17 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford, CT.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Francis’s memory may be made to the family to help differ incurred expenses.
 

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Kranyik, James John

James John Kranyik of New Milford, CT, passed away unexpectedly at home Thursday June 7, 2018 at the age of 73.

He was born March 31, 1945 in Bridgeport, CT, son of the late Joseph and Vera (Norko) Kranyik. He graduated from Andrew Ward High School in Fairfield, CT, in 1963. Mr. Kranyik worked as a Manufacturing Technician for Goodrich Corp. in Danbury, CT, for twenty one year’s retiring in 2012. He has lived in New Milford since 1992 and was a member of the NRA and the Fairfield County Fish and Game.

Mr. Kranyik is survived by his significant other Cindy Stelzel of New Milford, CT, daughters; Denise Williams – White of Hinesburg, VT, Cheryl Gallo of Stamford, CT, Heather Hull of Newtown, CT, Kimberly Stelzel of Henderson, NV, sisters; Beatrice Kapitan of Stratford, CT, Maryann Baker of Beacon Falls, CT, Joanna Ruthven of McMinnville, OR, Agnes DeRosa of FL, grandchildren Sarah Danforth of VT, Emily Ramberger of PA, Ryan and Justin Gallo of CT, Gavin and Caroline Hull of CT, Sean and Stephen Simmers of NV, great granddaughter Stella Danforth and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Raymond and Joseph Kranyik.

A graveside service will be held Friday June 15, 2018 at 11:00 am at Mountain Grove Cemetery in Bridgeport, CT.

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

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Mino, Patricia Anne

Patricia Anne Mino of Brookfield, CT, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, June 8, 2018, at the age of 62.     Patricia was born on June 30, 1955, in the Richmond Hill section of Queens, NY, daughter of Thomas and Patricia (Whelan) Smith, and the eldest of six children.  She graduated from Monsignor Scanlon High School in Bronx, NY, in 1973, and then received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Queens Borough College. She later returned to school to complete her Bachelor Degree in Nursing from South University of Georgia.  On September 3, 1978, she married Warren Mino at St. Luke’s Parish in Whitestone, NY. They lived in Glen Head, NY, for fourteen years where Patricia and Warren had their four children and Patricia worked as an O.R. nurse in cardiovascular surgery at Long Island Jewish Hospital and North Shore Hospital. They then moved to Salt Lake City, UT, for four years where Patricia founded PJ’s Forgotten Children, a non-profit corporation dedicated to helping underprivileged children. For the past twenty years, they have lived in Brookfield, CT, where Patricia worked for Boehringer-Ingelheim in Ridgefield, CT.

Patricia will forever be remembered for her generous heart, bright smile, devoted faith, and friendship to many.  She firmly believed in loving all people.  She openly welcomed others into her life.  She believed in spreading joy and love and was always willing to help others in need.     Patricia is survived by her husband Warren of Brookfield, CT, sons; Warren Mino, Jr. and his wife Kyle of Jarrettsville, MD, Christopher Mino of Morristown, NJ, daughters; Jessica Boone and her husband Johnny of New York, NY, Jacqueline Mino of Wallingford, CT, father; Thomas Smith of Patterson, NY, brothers; Thomas Smith and his wife Roseann of Brewster, NY, Michael Smith of Patterson, NY, sisters Kathleen Smith of Pawling, NY, Mary Smith of Patterson, NY, grandchildren; Charlie Mino and John Cannon Boone, several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her mother, Patricia (Whelan) Smith, who died on June 8, 2017, exactly one year before Patricia, as well as her brother Patrick J. Smith.     A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Lake Mt. Carmel Church in Carmel, NY, followed by the interment in St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery in Brewster, NY. Calling hours will be Tuesday, June 12, and Wednesday, June 13, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm each day at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.     In lieu of flowers, contributions in Patricia’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

 

 

 

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McLaughlin, Marilyn

Marilyn R. McLaughlin of New Milford, CT, passed away Saturday June 9, 2018 in New Milford at the age of 85.
She was born November 12, 1932 in South Royalton, VT, daughter of the late William and Stella (Flint) Eddy. In March of 1955 she married James McLaughlin in Carmel, NY. Mrs. McLaughlin lived in New Milford since 1963 and was a private duty nurse for twenty years.
Besides her husband James of 63 years she is survived by her son Michael McLaughlin of Middlebury, CT, daughter Linda McLaughlin of New Milford, CT, sisters Anna May of Miami, FL, Merle Pratt of Torrington, CT, Caroline Dickinson of Keene, NH, grandchildren; Christopher, Samantha and Joshua and former daughter in law Faye McLaughlin of New Milford, CT. She was predeceased by her son Randall McLaughlin.
Funeral services will be private. Contributions in Marilyn’s memory may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7 Whittlesey Ave., P.O. Box 179, New Milford, CT 06776.
Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.

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Garrity, Lucy A.

Lucy Anne Law Garrity, age 92, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2018. Lucy was born in New Milford on October 1, 1925, the only child of the late Sidney and Nellie (Ferriss) Law. A lifelong New Milford resident she earned her teaching and Master’s Degrees at Danbury State Teachers college. She began her teaching career at the Northville one-room schoolhouse in 1945, leaving when the school was closed in 1955. She often remarked that “those were the best 10 years of my teaching”. Lucy continued teaching in New Milford until her retirement in 1980.

Lucy was predeceased in 1997 by her husband Frank O. Garrity and in 2010 by Bud (Loren) Kohrs. She is survived by cousins Katy Francis of New Milford and Bill Francis of California and step-grandchildren Ryan Garrity and Erin Garrity Miller.

Lucy will be fondly remembered by her many students as a caring teacher with a good sense of humor and by her legions of friends for her love of life, great memory and sharp wit. Lucy was, indeed, a New Milford original who truly epitomized the saying, “They don’t make them like her anymore.”

A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 11th, at 11:00 am, Center Cemetery in New Milford. In lieu of flowers Lucy requested donations be made to New Milford Animal Welfare Society, 8 Dodd Road, New Milford, CT 06776 or New Milford VNA, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776. Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.

 

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Burwell, Elizabeth M.

Elizabeth M. Burwell of New Milford, CT, passed away Tuesday June 5, 2018 in New Haven, CT, at the age of 57.
Elizabeth was born January 26, 1961 in Norwalk, CT, daughter of David and Barbara (Mendick) Stockpole of Brevard, NC. She graduated from Joel Barlow High School in Redding, CT, in 1979 and then received her bachelor’s degree from Keene State University in Keene, NH. On July 20, 1985 she married Robert Burwell in the Weston Congregational Church in Weston, CT. Elizabeth has lived in New Milford, CT, for the past twenty five years and was a school teacher for twenty five years at the Village Pre-School in Bethel, CT. She was also an avid Yankees fan.
Besides her parents Elizabeth is survived by her husband Robert Burwell of New Milford, CT, daughters Allison Elizabeth Burwell and Kaitlin Holloway Burwell of New Milford, CT, brother Mark Allan Stockpole and his wife Brenda of Poultney, VT, sister Susan Isham and her husband Jeff of Newbury, VT, grandson Aidan Hazel and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday June 9, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm followed by a funeral service at 6:00 pm at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT. Interment will be private.
Contributions in Elizabeth’s name may be made to the Village Pre-School in Bethel, CT, or the New Milford United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Rd., New Milford, CT 06776.

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Galante, Joseph T.

Joseph T. Galante of New Milford, CT, passed away Monday June 4, 2018 in New Milford at the age of 90.

He was born May 7, 1928 in Poughkeepsie, NY, son of the late Anthony and Grace (Pannozzo) Galante. He graduated from Henry Abbott Technical School in Danbury in 1947. He served in the Army’s Field Artillery Branch, during the Allied Occupation of Germany and attained the rank of Master Sergeant. On September 28, 1957 he married Betty Lou Donnelley in Danbury, CT, were they lived until 1963 when they moved to New Milford, CT. He worked in Electronics manufacturing as a tool maker for Winchester Electronics until he retired in 1995.

Mr. Galante was predeceased by his wife Betty Lou. He is survived by his son Brian Galante and his wife Manzura of New Milford, CT and his dog Sasha.

Funeral services will be private. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd.,  Newington, CT 06111.

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

 

 

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Gileno, John H.

John H. Gileno, 84, of Sherman, Connecticut, passed away on June 2. He was born in Tarrytown, New York, on Sept. 17, 1933 to Horace and Clara (Johnson) Gileno. He was a nearly 50-year resident of Sherman, Connecticut. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the United States Army following graduation from North Tarrytown High School. He attended Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (now Tennessee Technological University) before enrolling at Arizona State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics in 1964. He married Frances Bible in 1965 in Phoenix, Arizona, the same year he began a 27-year career as a pilot for TWA. Based out of New York, he began flying Constellations, and then flew Boeing 727s and 747s, retiring as a captain in 1992. He was a licensed A&P ­­­­mechanic and a flight instructor. His passion for aviation led him to teach his wife and both of his children to fly the 1946 Luscombe (taildragger) that he owned and maintained since 1959. With his family outgrowing the two-seater, he added a 1956 Cessna 170B in 1974. They flew it on many family fishing and camping trips to wilderness areas in Idaho and Montana and as far as Alaska, with westward stops including the EAA Convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He was a member of the Airline Pilots Association and Cessna 170 Association.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Fran, his son Glenn Gileno (Pamela) of Palmer, Alaska; daughter Jean Lloyd (Chris) of Carmel, Indiana; grandchildren Garret (Tawny), Emma and Derek Gileno, Joel and Cameron Lloyd; great-granddaughter Eleanor Gileno; nephew Gary McBride (Nancy); two great nephews, two great nieces and four great-great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Barbara McBride (Bill) and his niece Laurie McBride.

Calling Hours will be held at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St. New Milford, CT on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 5:00-8:00pm. A funeral Service will be at 10:30am Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow, NY, 540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY. Burial will follow in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in NY.

 

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