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Papadopoulos, George - Norwalk  
George Papadopoulos, 65, husband of Haroula Kovlaka Papadopoulos of Norwalk, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Norwalk Hospital. Born january 25, 1951 in Mesovouno, Kozani, Greece. He was the son of the late Lazaros Papadopoulos and Kyriaki Chatzioannidou Papadopoulos. George grew up in Greece and came over with his family in 1974. Resident of Norwalk all his life, he worked at Hicks and Otis of Norwalk for over 30 years. George was also a successful musician and played several instruments while a member of a Greek band along with his brother and late father. In addition to his mother, he is survived by sons Elia and Lazaros Papadopoulos of Norwalk, by a brother Kostantinos Papadopoulos of Norwalk, and nephews Lazaros Papadopoulos and Vlasios Papadopoulos, both of Norwalk In addition to his father, Lazaros, he is predeceased by his sister in law, Sofia Papadopoulos. Friends may call Tuesday, 5-8pm at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, 10am, at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 238 W Rocks Rd, Norwalk, CT 06851. Interment will follow thereafter at St Johns Cemetery, 223 Richards Ave Norwalk, CT 06850. Please visit www.collinsfh.com/obituaries to leave condolences.
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Published in The Hour on May 24, 2016
Rumore, Mildred - Norwalk  
Mildred Lyons Rumore, 98, formerly of Stamford, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 the way she lived, quietly and elegantly surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Stamford on February 16, 1918 to the late Bertha Cervenka Lyons and George W. Lyons. Mildred was a graduate of Stamford High School, Class of 1936, and then went on to study at Merrill Secretarial School and was employed by Yale and Towne before marrying the love of her life, Roy W. Rumore, Sr. Mildred enjoyed being a housewife and mother and was devoted to her family. She and her husband enjoyed their boat “BobRoy” with family and friends for many years. They retired to Boca Raton, FL and loved their twenty five years spent in FL. After her husband died, Mildred moved back to Stamford, to be closer to her family. Mildred is survived by her son Roy Rumore, Jr. and his wife Stephanie of Norwalk, CT and her daughter Barbara Rumore of Naples, FL, her grandchildren David, Joy, Rory, Ryane, Jill and Roy who loved spending time with their grandmother along with great grandchildren, Luca, Jaxon, Enzo, Paige and Cole. She is also survived by her brother George W. Lyons, Jr. of Newport Richey, FL and her sister Katherine Gill of Stamford as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Mildred was predeceased by her loving husband Roy W. Rumore, Sr. and her brothers Robert and Walter Lyons and her sister Bertha Corey. There will be no calling hours however, A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am at St. Maurice RC Church, 358 Glenbrook Road, Stamford on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Entombment will follow at St. John’s Mausoleum, Darien. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mildred’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Ctr, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492. To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com
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Published in The Hour on May 29, 2016
Saviano, John - Norwalk  
Mr. John J. Saviano, 62, of Norwalk, CT and husband of the late Marlene (Calitri) Saviano, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 26, 2016. John was born in Norwalk, CT on February 27, 1954 and is the son of Hazel (Lewis) Saviano and the late John J. Saviano. John was a 1973 graduate of Staples High School in Westport and worked for many years as a groundskeeper at Stauffer Chemical. He was a lover of Nature. In addition to his mother, Hazel, John is survived by three sisters, Marie Saviano Richards and her husband Robert, Melinda Saviano Bonin and her husband Glen, and Cheryl Saviano Petrone and her husband Thomas, his sister in-law, Debra S. Saviano, and several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. In addition to his father, John was pre deceased by his brother, Lawrence S. Saviano. The Saviano family will receive friends in the Harding Funeral Home 210 Post Road East, Westport, CT on Tuesday May 31, 2016 from 4 to 7pm. Friends are invited to attend a funeral on Wednesday June 1, 2016, at 10:00am meeting directly at Assumption Church 98 Riverside Ave. Westport, CT for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be private. Condolences for the Saviano Family may be left on line at www.hardingfuneral.com . Contributions in memory of John may be made to a charity of your choice.
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Published in The Hour on May 29, 2016
SMITH, JOHN H. - Norwalk  
Norwalk Resident John H. Smith, age 78 of Norwalk, died at the Norwalk Hospital on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. He was born in Stamford on July 15, 1937, the son of the late Francis C. and Doris Curtis Smith and has lived locally for most of his life. He was the former owner of Aaron Roofing. Survivors include three sons, William D. Ward of Norwalk, James A. Smith of Moosup, CT and Sean M. Smith of Boca Raton, FL, his siblings Robert Smith and Shirley Hogan, 5 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Riverside Ave., Norwalk on Wednesday, May 25, at 12 pm. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please go to www.magnerfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Hour on May 23, 2016
Snellman, Greta - Norwalk  
Greta E. J. Snellman of Norwalk died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on May 25, 2016 at the age of 86. Born September 3, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York to Carl (“John”) and Selma Jacobson, who were both immigrants from the Åland Islands, Finland. In 1956 she moved with her parents to Norwalk. Greta graduated from Bay Ridge High School and went on to work as a secretary at American Machine and Foundry (AMF). She later worked in Snellman Construction, the family business. She loved and was loved by many family and friends. Her quick wit, bright sense of humor and caring nature will be missed by all. The family is particularly thankful for Arleen Villenueva and Anna Poplawska who took such wonderful care of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her sister, Gunvor Liven of Poway, CA; two children, John (Kathy) Snellman of Norwalk and Lisabet (Phillip) Alexander of Omaha, NE; four grandchildren, Raymond (Laura) LeBlanc, Marlane Osborne, John Snellman, Jr., and Mark Snellman; and two great-grandchildren, Karina Osborne and Dylan LeBlanc. As Greta was fond of saying, each of her family members was a “piece of her,” and they would not be here without her. A memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 208 Newtown Avenue, Norwalk on June 1, 2016. Church will be open at 4:00 PM and service will start at 4:30 PM. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Whittingham Cancer Center, c/o The Norwalk Hospital Foundation, 34 Maple St., Norwalk, 06856 ( http://www.norwalkhospital.org/foundation/donate/ ). For directions or to leave an online condolence, please go to www.magnerfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Hour from May 27 to May 28, 2016
Wood, Ruth - Norwalk  
Ruth Martin Wood, 94, lifelong resident of Norwalk and wife of the late Douglas A. Wood, died on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at home with her loving family by her side. Born in Long Island, NY, the daughter of the late George and Marie Martin, she devoted her life to her family, especially her cherished grand and great-grandchildren, whom she loved to spoil. Ruth worked as a floral designer for Daybreak Nurseries, Village Flower Shop, Norwalk Florist and Richards Flowers among others. She is survived by her children; George Wood of Norwalk and Patricia (Kirk) Ward of Huntsville, AL, 3 grandchildren; Jennifer (Sean) Wilson of N.C., Kristopher and Brandon (Crystal) Ward of AL and 4 great-grandchildren; Jade, Noelle, Brody and Colt. She was pre-deceased by a brother, Navy Pilot George Alan Martin and an infant son, Douglas. Her family will receive friends on Monday, May 30 from 5 – 7 PM at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave, Norwalk. Funeral Services officiated by Rev. John Livingston, will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at 10 AM at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Lakeview Cemetery, New Canaan. For directions or to sign an online guestbook please go to www.Magnerfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Hour on May 24, 2016
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