Sullivan, Christopher M.

Christopher Michael Sullivan of New Milford, CT, passed away unexpectedly at home Tuesday December 4, 2018 at the age of 30. He is survived by his Parents John and Betty (Sherwood) Sullivan, brother Sean Sullivan of New Milford, CT, sisters Kathy Raguseo of Newburgh, NY, Jenny Howse of Hudson, FL, Maggie Sullivan of Wallingford, CT and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Sunday December 9, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm with a service at 3:45 pm at the Lillis Funeral Home. The interment will be private.

In Lieu of Flowers contributions in Christopher’s name may be made to the New Milford Animal Welfare, 8 Dodd Rd., New Milford, CT 06776.

 

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Hofmann, Donna E.

Donna Evelyn Hofmann, 73, of Umatilla, FL, formerly of New Milford, CT, passed away on Saturday December 1, 2018 at Danbury Hospital.

Mrs. Hofmann was born in White Plains, NY, April 15, 1945, daughter of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Grubbe) Bennitt.

She was employed as a secretary at Southbury Training School for 30 years, retiring in 2003.

Mrs. Hofmann is survived by a son Wayne Hofmann of New Preston, CT and two daughters, Jackie Hofmann and Christine Guyot, both of Umatilla FL;  brother Paul Bennitt of Bethel, CT and half-brother Jim Bennitt of FL; two sisters Mary Schenzer of New Milford and Diane Lacourisse of FL; eight grandchildren, Dylan, Kelly, Alyson, Rachel, Brandon, Tracy, Hannah and Raymond; and great grandchild Brayden.  She was predeceased by a half-brother Roger Bennitt, sister Ellen Bennitt, and nephew Darryl Schenzer.

A Funeral Service will take place on Friday December 7, 2018 at 1 PM at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT. Interment will follow at the Center Cemetery, New Milford, CT.

Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home on Friday December 7 from 11:00 AM until the time of the service.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Ability Beyond, 4 Berkshire Boulevard, Bethel, CT 06801.

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Parnell, Robert L.

Robert L. Parnell a lifelong New Milford, CT, resident passed away unexpectedly at his home Monday November 19, 2018 at the age of 58.

    He was born in New Milford December 22, 1959 son of the late Charles and Noreen (Carter) Parnell. Robert worked for I-Climb Tree Service in New Milford and Kent for many years.
    He is survived by his brother Charles Parnell of Houston, TX, Brian Parnell of Kent, CT, sisters Ginny Keeler and her husband Randy of Danbury, CT, Joyce Paparo of New Milford, CT and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Deborah Esposito and his brother in law Cosimo Paparo.
    Calling hours will be held Saturday November 24, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT. The interment will be private.
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Ash, Regina

Former Miss New Milford Regina Gallo Ash, 75, of Warren, CT, passed away in her home on Friday November 16, 2018. She is now reunited with her loving parents James and Ottitie (Azzara) Gallo and love of her life Detective Robert M. Ash who predeceased her in 1984.

Regina was born November 25, 1942 in Brooklyn New York. She moved to Warren with her parents at the age of 4 and never had a desire to be anywhere else. After graduating from Wamogo Regional High School Regina enjoyed a career as a bank teller at Union Savings Bank in New Milford and later retired from banking after working as a teller at First National Bank of Litchfield in Washington Depot.  Regina was an avid thespian having been in many plays and musicals through the years at many of the local community theaters.  Regina was known for her wit and compassion for animals. Regina recently enjoyed attending the Geer Adult Day Center program where she kept things lively, entertaining and leaves behind many good friends.  Regina leaves behind a daughter of her choosing Mary Ann Cheney of Warren.

The family will be holding a memorial at the family home in the spring. The family asks that donations be made to the Warren Volunteer Ambulance in memory of Regina.

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

 

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Carlson, Lori A.

Lori A. Carlson of Terryville, CT, passed away Sunday November 18, 2018 in Plymouth, CT, at the age of 60.
She was born October 13, 1958 in Norwalk, CT, daughter of Ronald Carlson of Cape Coral, FL and the late Gail (Miller) Carlson. Lori grew up in Wilton, CT and graduated from Wilton High School in 1976. Following graduating from High School Lori graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 1980. Lori moved from Wilton to Terryville eighteen years ago.
She was a Teacher at the Boys and Girls Club in Bristol for the past ten years and a volunteer at the Food Kitchen in Bristol.
Besides her father Lori is survived by her brother Christopher Carlson of Old Greenwich, CT, sister Deborah Obman of Terryville, CT, niece Nicole Obman, several Aunts, Uncles  and cousins.
A funeral service will take place Saturday November 24, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT, followed by the interment in St. Francis Cemetery in New Milford. Calling hours will be Friday November 23, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
Contributions in Lori’s memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, CT Chapter, 659 Tower Ave., Hartford, CT 06112 or the Animal Rescue Foundation, 366 Main Street, Terryville, CT 06786.

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Tremont, Lucy P.

Lucy P. Tremont a lifelong Kent, CT, resident passed away in New Milford, CT, on Thursday November 8, 2018 at the age of 94.

Lucy was born May 11, 1924 in Kent, CT, daughter of the late John and Mary (Karwin) Pacocha. She was the widow of the late Charles J. Tremont.  Lucy worked for N.M. Watson and Co. and G. Casey Real Estate both in Kent. She was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Kent and volunteered at the Kent food bank for twelve years.

Lucy is survived by several nieces and nephews.

A private burial will take place at the Congregational Cemetery in Kent at the convenience of the family. A memorial service will be held Friday November 16, 2018 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Kent at 11:00 AM.

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

In Lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 309, Kent, CT 06757.

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Alfson, George Jr.

George R. Alfson, Jr. of Roxbury, CT, died at his home on November 13, 2018 with his wife by his side. He was 72 years old.

Born on January 18, 1946 in Norwalk, CT, son of the late George and Ethel (Vincent) Alfson. He was a graduate of Darien High School.

George married the love of his life Theresa Kropp 44 years ago. George was a quality control inspector for Branson Ultrasonic in Danbury, CT for 20 years before leaving to work for AJ Tuck in Brookfield, CT.

George is not only survived by his loving wife Theresa, but also his children; Raymond ‘Ray’ Alfson and his wife Linda of Norwalk, CT, Christopher ‘Chris’ Alfson of New Milford, CT, Alicia ‘Megan’ Alfson-Gregorio and her husband Paul of Bristol, CT, and his three grandchildren; Amy Alfson, Joe Alfson, Mikayla Gregorio. He was predeceased by his two sisters.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:00 am at Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford. Visitation will be on Friday from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home. A private cremation will follow services.

Contributions in Georges memory may be made to the Roxbury Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 94, Roxbury, CT 06783 or the Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St., Roxbury, CT 06783.

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Holm, Lawrence M. Jr.

    Lawrence Martin Holm Jr. of New Milford, CT passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Danbury Hospital at the age of 51. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Laura Stiger Holm.

     Larry was born April 1, 1967 in Danbury CT, son of Raffaela Ann Hourin and the late Lawrence Martin Holm Sr. He was a graduate of Henry Abbott Technical Regional Vocational High School. He enjoyed hunting and was an avid fisherman. He was a past president of Danbury Fishing & Gaming Club. He worked as a facilities maintenance director at the Regional YMCA and Maplewood Assisted Living.

     In addition to his mother, Raffaela, he is survived by his stepfather, Doug Hourin, his sister, Mariann Gianfranceschi (Michael) of Brookfield, CT, his brother Philip Ross (Cathy) of Roxbury, CT and his sisters-in-law Linda Allegro of Deltona, FL, Nancy LaBarre of Deltona, FL, Maryellen Huntley of (Danbury, CT, Maureen Schaedler of New Milford, CT and Tracy Mendelson of Southbury, CT and their husbands. He was also predeceased by his brother, Michael Ross.

     There will be no calling hours. Burial and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.  Contributions can be made in Larry’s memory to the New Milford Animal Welfare Society, 8 Dodd Road, New Milford, CT 06776.

 

 

 

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Pfaff, Elisabeth

Elisabeth Pfaff, 90 of Sherman, CT, suddenly passed away on October 26, 2018. Elisabeth was born on March 2, 1928 in Husum, Germany.  She is predeceased by her husband, Werner, her parents, Frederick and Merry Bansee and her brother, Jochim Bansee.

Elisabeth grew up in Husum, Germany where she graduated from high school. She came to this country through sponsorship of her uncle in 1951. When she arrived she could not speak a word of English and went to evening school to learn the English language.  She first worked as a governess and later in a German bakery in Queens. She met her husband, Werner through her uncle in New York. Elisabeth became a citizen of this country and was proud to be an American. On April 8, 1954, Elisabeth married her husband, Werner on the NBC television show, Bride and Groom.  In 1956, Elisabeth and Werner started spending weekends building their present house in Sherman. Elisabeth and her family lived in Ridgewood, Queens until 1969 when the family moved to Sherman. Elisabeth loved dancing and going on cruises with her husband. Elisabeth was a member of the Sherman Senior Center and she enjoyed going to there with Werner for their birthday parties and special events.

For the past 63 years, she was the wife of the late Werner Pfaff, the love of her life. Elisabeth is survived by her son, Gary Pfaff and his partner, Channon Elzea, her daughter, Loraine Seder and husband, Edward Seder. Also, she is survived by her 3 grandchildren, Kenneth Seder and his wife, Kristalynn, Jennifer Cundiff and her husband, Rev. Joel Cundiff and her granddaughter, Elisabeth L. Pfaff. Elisabeth is survived by her sister, Gertrude Greco of Zephyrhills, Florida and her nephew, Gregory Greco, her brother, Fred Bansee and his wife Hannelore, her sister-in-law Karin Bansee and her son, Michael Bansee and his wife Claudia.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Thomas Botta.

The family will receive friends at Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT, on Monday, Oct. 29 from 4-7pm. Funeral services will be at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, New Fairfield, CT, on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 11 am. Interment will follow at Coburn Cemetery, Sherman.

Contributions in memory of Elisabeth Pfaff can be made to the Sherman Senior Center, 8 Route 37 Center, Sherman, CT 06784.

 

 

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Hendrix, Lowell

Lowell Hendrix formerly of Gaylordsville, CT, passed away October 15, 2018 in Danbury, CT at the age of 87.

Lowell was born February 3, 1931, in Sherman Ct, son of Daisy and Clarence Hendrix. Following his birth, his family moved to Gaylordsville where he lived the rest of his life.
He is survived by his brother Lynn D Hendrix, and by his five children, Lee and his wife Mary, Cathleen Blasco, Wendy Waszczak and her husband Libor, Beth Tyler, and son Loren. He is also survived by his grandchildren, whom he loved very much, Emily Hendrix , Mathew Blasco his wife Amy, Lisa Zobel and her husband Travis, Allison Reiss and her husband Alex, Ryan Tyler ,Eric Tyler and his wife Kirstin, Adam Waszczak and his wife Kelly and Patrick Waszczak and his wife Jessica. He is also survived by his great grand children, Camden and Carter Zobel, and another great grandson who was born the day after Lowell died. He is predeceased by his wife Charlotte (Kaiser); his parents and sisters ,Evelyn Marsh , Gloria Malumphy, and Ellen Bickford.
Lowell lived most of his life in Gaylordsville. He was the last Charter member of the Gaylordsville Volunteer Fire Department. He was only 16 at the time, but spent so much time in building and organizing the department, the members suspended the bylaws and voted him in as an active member. He was a Past Chief for a total of five years among serving in other offices. He retired in the mid-1990’s
He served in the US Army in the Korean Conflict and was a proud member of the New Milford VFW, American Legion Post and Korea War Veterans.
He was instrumental in organizing and constructing the Korea War Veterans Memorial in the New Milford Town Hall
Upon returning from a Korea, he moved to Gaylordsville where he and his father built a house.
He lived there until 1993, when he built another house in Gaylordsville. He then moved to Danbury. He was an active member of the Gaylordsville United Methodist Church and as a young child the Wemenesa Grange. He also severed on the New Milford Zoning Board.
As a young man he was employed by a fire truck shop on Long Island. Upon moving to Gaylordsville he worked for New a Milford Motors, the first Volkswagen dealership in the United States. He also worked as a mechanic for CL&P. He then opened a gas station and repair shop in Park Lane in New Milford.
He then worked for many years at Bird Volkswagen in Danbury, and his last employment was with World Wide Volkswagen.
He enjoyed camping with his family, having made many trips, the biggest one to Yellowstone. Trips to Vermont were many, but his greatest love was his wife Charlotte and his Fire Department. The family would like to thank the staff at Glen Hill Nursing Home for taking such good care of him and to the Gaylordsville Volunteer Fire Department for all their assistance with his funeral.

A Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 1 PM at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT. Interment will follow in Morningside Cemetery, Gaylordsville, CT

Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home on Saturday, October 27 from 11 AM until the time of the service.

Donations in his memory may be sent to the Gaylordsville Volunteer Fire Department, 700 Kent Rd, Gaylordsville Ct 06755 or to the Glen Hill Center,1 Glen Hill Rd Danbury Ct 0810 , attn : Kathy Datillo

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