Shirby E. Strang

Shirby E. Strang, a 77 year old resident of Derby, passed away Feb. 1, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 25, 1939 in Derby, daughter of the late Robert& Ellen Huggins Richter. Shirby worked as a Home Health Services coordinator  for Masonicare in Wallingford.  She was Director and President of Orange Wood West Condo Association. She was also a member of The First United Methodist Church in Ansonia and was a former director & coach the Girls’ Biddy Basketball League in Ansonia. Shirby was an avid golfer and Kayaker and followed The N.Y. Giants & UCONN Women’s Basketball teams. She was predeceased by siblings Marcia and Robert Richter Jr. She is survived by her son Jay Strang of Seymour, daughter Wendie Hames (Robert) of Beacon Falls, brother William Richter of Oxford, sister Karen Coppola of Orange, 6 grandchildren Kristi, Kara, Kori & Bobby Hames and Tyler & Colin Strang and several nieces & nephews.  Friends may call on Friday, (TODAY) Feb. 3 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, CT. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at The First United Methodist Church, 47 Franklin St. Ansonia, CT. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to her church.

Sandra Bowers

Sandra Bowers, 80 years old, a longstanding resident of Ansonia, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 26, 2017.  She was born Feb. 19, 1937 in Chicago, IL.,  daughter of the late Arthur & Alma Malwitz Buswell. She worked as a deli clerk for Stop & Shop for 30 years and was a member of The Christ Episcopal Church in Ansonia. She was also member of The Episcopal Church Women and cherished the time she spent with family and friends.  She is survived by two sons, George (Diane) Hokanson of Naugatuck, David (Sheri) Hokanson of Brooksville, FL., three daughters, Diana (Kevin) Dumas of Roxbury, Margie (David) Grose of Seymour, Penny (Mark) Danielecki of Palm Harbor, FL., sister Diana Sue Buswell of Derby, 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews & cousins. Funeral services will be held Feb. 4 at 11:00 a.m. at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Christ Episcopal Church, 56 S. Cliff St. Ansonia, CT 06401.

Hazel June (Dimon) Curtis

Hazel June (Dimon) Curtis passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on January 25, 2017. She was born July, 7, 1925 in the White Hills section of Shelton. She was the daughter to the late Frederick and Leah Beckwith Dimon. She was predeceased by the love of her life Carroll “Chubby” Curtis after 57 years of marriage. Hazel was the sole survivor of 8 siblings, Marcus “Wiley” (Sylvia), Earl, Kenneth (Gladys), Alfred (Betty), James “Bernard” (Rose) Dimon, Shirley (Charles) Cornut and Doris “Bud” (Harold) Blakeman. She is survived by her daughters Darlene (Durando) Cavallaro, Carol Faught, Debra (Arthur) Stanchina, Jill (Vincent) Frager and her son Kelly and his wife Janet who has been the faithful caregiver to Hazel over the years, 12 Grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Except for her husband, she is predeceased by all her son in laws and her great granddaughter Brionna. Hazel worked at home to raise her family over many years only to be the cook for Derby Day Care until her retirement. Hazel was always known for her ability to make anything taste good and for the lives she touched over the years within the Valley and the area for the beautiful wedding cakes that she has made for multiple generations. Hazel was a 60 year plus member of the Oxford Grange as well as a member and past president of the Hotchkiss Hose Ladies Auxiliary. Friends may call on Monday, Jan. 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. from The First United Methodist Church in Ansonia. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Shelton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First United Methodist Church 47 Franklin Street, Ansonia, CT  06401 or to The Storm Engine Co. Ambulance Corps Co. 2, 151 Olivia St.  Derby, CT 06418.

Clarence “Clicky” Parks

God in his infinite wisdom and divine love has called our loved one from labor to reward. 

Clarence “Clicky” Parks, 90 of Ansonia, CT, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  He was born December 13, 1926, in Seymour, CT to the Late Julius S and Nellie Wiliford Parks.

He was a graduate of Ansonia High School, a lifelong resident of Ansonia, and was a member of The Macedonia Baptist Church, Ansonia, CT.

Clarence retired from Uniroyal Chemical Company, Naugatuck, CT in 1989.

Clarence leaves to cherish his memory 2 daughters, Elder Darlene C. Parks-Thompson (Ernest), and Doreen D. Parks of Ansonia, CT.  1 son, Daryl R. Parks of Ansonia, CT.  1 brother, Julius (Anna) Parks of Ansonia, CT.  1 very dear and lifelong friend, Fred “Fritzy” Mayo, of New Haven, CT.  7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many loved ones. 

Clarence was pre-deceased by his loving wife Harriet, of whom he shared his life with for 62 years, 11 brothers and 5 sisters.

Family and loved ones may call on Tuesday, January 31, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at the Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St, Ansonia, CT. (www.jenkinskingft.com).  The Homegoing service will take place at 5:00 pm.  The Burial will take place Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 10:00 am at Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia, CT.  The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

 

Frances Gumbulevich Barsevich

Frances Gumbulevich Barsevich widow of John Barsevich and resident of Ansonia, died Dec. 10. She was born Jan. 30, 1935 in Ansonia, daughter of the late Peter & Nellie Statkevich Gumbulevich. She graduated from Ansonia High School, Class of 1952.

She was a retired employee of G.E. Corp. in Fairfield and had worked at Farrel Corp. as well as a legal secretary.

Frances was a longtime parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church and a member and Past President of the Knight’s of Lithuania, Council 135.  

She is survived by her beloved daughter Janice Bielawa (Michael) of Woodbury; her step grandson Justin Bielawa of Stratford; her sister Ruth Tyson (Jack) of Ansonia and several nieces & nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband John and brother Peter Gumbulevich Jr.

Friends may call on Friday at The Jenkins King& Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia from 9:30 a.m. ~ 10:30 a.m.

The funeral will then leave for church with A Mass of Christian Burial held at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church in Ansonia.

Burial will follow in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery in Derby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Office of Radio & Television, Archdiocese of Hartford, 15 Peach Orchard Rd. Prospect, CT 06712-1052.

 

 

Yvonne Abbott Shia

Yvonne Abbott Shia, 94, beloved wife of the late William Shukry Shia and resident of Bethany, entered into eternal rest March 25. She was born April 27, 1916 in Zahle, Lebanon, daughter of the late Najeeb Abbott and Afifi Freijah Abbott. She worked as a branch manager for Hartford National Bank. A former member of the Center Church on the green in New Haven, she currently belonged to The First Church of Christ Congregational, Bethany…..

Yvonne Abbott Shia, 94, beloved wife of the late William Shukry Shia and resident of Bethany, entered into eternal rest March 25. She was born April 27, 1916 in Zahle, Lebanon, daughter of the late Najeeb Abbott and Afifi Freijah Abbott. She worked as a branch manager for Hartford National Bank. A former member of the Center Church on the green in New Haven, she currently belonged to The First Church of Christ Congregational, Bethany. There she was an active participant of the bell choir and the church charitable activities. Yvonne taught Sunday School and worked for the American Bible Society. She was also a member of the Ethel Chapter of The Order of Eastern Star in New Haven, and had worked as a secretary for playwright Thornton Wilder. Yvonne was enthusiastically involved in her grandchildren’s activities, traveled extensively with them, and infused them with a love of Lebanese culture. A gourmet cook and a master of tatting, knittingand crocheting, she created memorable treasures for family, friends and church. She was fluent in Arabic and French. She leaves to cherish her memory her two daughters, Virginia Abbott Shia Lovig and her husband Douglas of Bethany and Yvonne Shia Klancko and her husband Robert of Woodbridge, her sister Alice Mujaes of Madison, CT., six grandchildren, William, Alexander & Ashley  Klancko of Wilton, Gregory Klancko of Seymour Daria Klancko Milburn of North Carolina, Andrew Shia Lovig of Monroe, Daniel Abbott Lovig of Grand Rapids, Michigan & Justin Freijah Lovig of Burlington, VT., four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Fred, Amin & Michael Abbott. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. at The First Church of Christ Congregational in Bethany. Friends may call on Wednesday, at church, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. before the service. Burial will follow in Carrington Cemetery, Bethany.   The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, (www.jenkinskingfh.com) is entrusted with arrangements.  In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to The Bethany Emergency Ambulance Association through the funeral home.    

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Yancey Lee Hendrieth Jr.

Yancey Lee Hendrieth Jr. died suddenly August 12, 2014 at home in Subic Bay, he is a former Valley resident (Ansonia H.S. Class of '65) currently of Philippines. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1975 as a yeoman Second Class petty officer. He was transferred to Hawaii shortly after enlisting in the Navy and completing Yeoman A School. He receive and honorable discharge March 12 1975. Yancey was the C.E.O. of his own film making company HENDRIETHFILM LTD. ENTERPRISES. He is survived by his brother Anthony Don Hendrieth Sr. (Angie) of Radcliff Kentucky nieces Morgan & Brittany Hendrieth of Knoxville TN Catherine Lynn Hendrieth of Radcliff KY nephew Anthony Don Hendrieth III of Knoxville TN. one grandnephew cousin Diane Srohman (John) of Ansonia Aunts Pauline Williams of Brewton Al. Eileen Leonard of Cincinnati OH. Ruby Vincent of Montgomery Al. and Beatrice Smith of Queens N.Y. in addition to a host of cousins & friends.Memorial services will be held on Saturday Nov.9th 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Greater Evangel Temple on 28 Jackson St. in Ansonia with pastor Edward Barnes officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home 12 Franklin St. Ansonia is entrusted with arrangements.

 

Willie M. Fountain

Willie M. Fountain died on December 17, 2012 at his home in Lowell, MA. He was the beloved husband of the late Beverly M. (Twarog) Fountain who predeceased him on November 5, 2012. Born in Ansonia, CT, he was the son of the late Roosevelt and Annie Mae (Bass) Fountain. He was educated in Ansonia and a graduate of Ansonia High School and then received a degree in Phycology from UMass Lowell. Willie is survived by his siblings, Edna Jones and her husband Joseph of New Haven, CT, Catherine Garris of Naugatuck, CT, Alice Busch of New Haven, CT, Selina Scott of Ansonia, CT, Thomasina Glover of Derby, CT, Walter Fountain of Naugatuck, Herman and Dennis Fountain of Ansonia and a host of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife and parents and his siblings, Beatrice Zollarcoffer and Edward Fountain. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec.1 at 11:00 a.m. from The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia. (www.jenkinskingfh.com) Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. before the service.

William ‘Vasili’ K. Dimas, b. Vasilios Dimopoulos

William ‘Vasili’ K. Dimas, age 81, born Vasilios Dimopoulos, husband of 52 years to Denise Dimas and resident of Seymour, entered into eternal rest June 4 at Yale N.H. Hospital. He was born in Agios Nikolaos, Greece on January 1, 1931, son of the late Kostantinos & Angeliki Dimopoulos. He came to the United States in 1948 at the age of 17. He worked as a chef and was formerly the owner of the Riviera Diner in North Plainfield in New Jersey and the Texas Lunch luncheonette in Bridgeport. He also worked for Carousel Gardens Restaurant in Seymour until retiring at age 78. Vasili was a member and past president of The Fraternal Order of A.H.E.P.A. of St. George’™s Church in New Brunswick, N.J. In addition to his loving wife, he leaves to cherish his memory three children, Dino Dimas & his wife Lisa of Seymour, Liberty D. Page & her husband Richard of Guilford & William Dimas & his wife Teresa of Shelton. He is also survived by six grandchildren Kassandra, Amanda & Samantha Dimas, Alexander & Ellen Page, Kayleigh Dimas, three sisters, Maria Karavias of Melbourne, Australia, Katherine Alexopoulos of Green Brook, N.J. & Panagiota Andrikopoulos of Athens, Greece and several nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 9 at 10:00 a.m., with friends asked to go directly to St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Orange. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in Ansonia. Friends may call on Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia. (www.jenkinskingfh.com) Trisagion services will begin at 7:00 p.m. Friends who wish may make contributions in Vasili’™s memory to The American Cancer Society.

William R. Farizo

William R. Farizo- age 80, husband to Pauline Stachowicz Farizo and resident of Ansonia, entered into eternal rest Feb. 3rd at Bishop Wicke Health Center in Shelton. A member of the St. Sebastian’™s Men’™s Club of Ansonia, he worked as a steel worker for American Brass Company. He was also a former member of the Norwood A.C. In addition to his wife, he leaves three daughters…………

William R. Farizo- age 80, husband to Pauline Stachowicz Farizo and resident of Ansonia, entered into eternal rest Feb. 3rd at Bishop Wicke Health Center in Shelton. He was born Oct. 30, 1930 in New York City, son of Augustin & Milagro Garcia Farizo. A member of the St. Sebastian’s Men’s Club of Ansonia, he worked as a steel worker for American Brass Company. He was also a former member of the Norwood A.C. In addition to his wife, he leaves three daughters, Willine Farizo, Paula Farizo and Patricia Aubin, all of Ansonia, one sister Berta Buisan of Barcelona, Spain and grandson James Farizo of Ansonia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 a.m., with friends asked to go directly to St. Anthony’s Church in Ansonia. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Derby. There are no calling hours. The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia (www.jenkinskingfh.com) is entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home.