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Henriksson, Patricia J. - New Canaan  
Resident of New Canaan Patricia J. Henriksson, age 83, a New Canaan resident for almost 40 years died Sunday, March 29, 2015 at her home with her loving family and devoted friend Marina by her side. Born in the Bronx, August 25, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Sarah Duffy and James Quinlivan. Pat was a longtime member of the New Canaan Women’s Club and St. Aloysius Parish. She enjoyed water aerobics at the New Canaan YMCA for many years. Pat enjoyed traveling and had fond memories of time spent in South Africa & Botswana. Pat especially loved her summer vacation in Newport every July. Pat had the ability to make friends where ever she went with her outgoing personality and readiness to talk to everyone she’d meet. Nothing made her happier than the smiles of her grand and great grandchildren. Patricia is survived by her loving husband of 47 years Lennart Henriksson; two daughters Barbara Vala and her husband Dennis of Norwalk, CT and Beth Linell her husband Tom of Weston, CT and one son James L. Whelan and his wife Amanda of The Woodlands, Texas; nine grandchildren Tricia Charise Corbett, Justin Charise, Chris Charise, Patrick Whelan, Jack Whelan, Ford Linell, Molly Linell, Kate Linell and Nicole Linell; three great-grandchildren Austin Charise, Griffin Corbett and Ashley Charise also survive. Pat was predeceased by her first husband Louis Whelan and is survived by his twin sister and her dear sister in law, Muriel Whelan. Pat is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 10 am at St Aloysius Church, Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, New Canaan, CT. The family will receive friends at the Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main Street, New Canaan Tuesday evening from 4 to 8 pm. Many thanks for the compassionate care received from staff at DaVita and Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County who managed to create happy memories despite a very difficult situation. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Save the Children, 501 Kings Hwy East, Fairfield, CT 06820 or Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County, P.O. Box 489, Wilton CT 06897. For online condolences and directions visit www.hoytfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Hour on Mar. 31, 2015
Jenkins, Bertha Mae - Norwalk  
Resident of Norwalk Bertha Mae Jenkins of Norwalk entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, Connecticut. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm in Baker–Isaac Funeral Services, 985 Stratford Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06607. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, 885 Boston Avenue, Bridgeport. Arrangements entrusted to www.bakerfuneralservices.com
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Published in The Hour on Apr. 1, 2015
Laughton, Douglas - Stratford  
Douglas B. Laughton, 63, of Stratford, formerly of Norwalk, died Monday, March 30th at home. He was the husband of Ellen Kirtland Laughton. Born in Norwalk on June 9, 1951, son of Elizabeth Warren Laughton of Brewster, MA and the late Richard Laughton, he was a 1970 graduate of Norwalk High School. Mr. Laughton was with Connecticut Light and Power for over 40 years; retiring in 2012 as chief lineman. An avid golfer and Norwalk High School soccer fan; Doug enjoyed the Rhode Island beaches, but mostly enjoyed being with his family and especially his grandchildren. Survivors, in addition to his wife and mother, include two sons Chris Laughton and his wife Nanette of Norwalk and Ben Laughton and wife Elizabeth of Pleasant Hills, PA; a daughter Emilie Reilly and husband Joe of Auburn, MA; two brothers Robert Laughton of Charlotte, North Carolina and Tom Laughton and his wife Sharyn of Eastham, MA and five grandchildren. Friends may call at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue on Saturday, April 4th from 1:00 to 4:30 pm. A prayer service will commence at 4:30 pm; Rev. James Scanlon will officiate. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions are requested to Norwalk High School Soccer Scholarship Fund c/o Norwalk High School, 55 County Street, Norwalk, CT 06851 or Blessed Assurance Pre-School, 175 White Plains Road, Trumbull, CT 06611. Please visit www.collins-funeral.com to leave a condolence.
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Published in The Hour on Apr. 1, 2015
Mack, Lois - Leesburg  
Lois Hamm Eula Mack died peacefully on March 23, 2015 at the age of 85 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Lois is survived by her devoted husband, Emil Mack. She is also survived by her daughters LeEllen Volkhausen of Paonia, CO, Donna Korbel of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Kandy Farnsworth of New Milford, CT, Holly Bell of New Fairfield, CT and her son, Thomas Eula of New Milford, CT. Lois was predeceased by her son, John Eula. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren. Lois was born in Greenwich, CT to William Hamm and Marie Bogart. She moved to Pompano Beach, FL with her husband Emil in 1979 and worked at Har-Les Tool until her retirement in 1997. Lois was proud to serve as president of Planned Parenthood of Fairfield County. She was a member and a director in the Mercedes-Benz Club of North America and a member of Pilgrims United Church. The family is very thankful to the staff of Brookdale Memory Care and Cornerstone Hospice of Leesburg. A service will be held in Connecticut at a later date at the Congregational Church in Old Saybrook.
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Published in The Hour on Mar. 29, 2015
Mantlik, Mary - Norwalk  
Mary Elizabeth Mantlik, age 90, of Norwalk, died peacefully at Cambridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fairfield on Monday, March 30, 2105. She was the loving wife for 68 years of Andrew J. Mantlik. Mary was born in Hosszulaz, Hungary on November 11, 1924, the daughter of the late Andrew Pajuf and the late Mary Gyruko Pajuf Gaspar. Mary was a proud mother and homemaker for her four children and husband and also worked part-time at Sperry Semiconductor and Norden’s. She loved her flower and vegetable gardening and cooking, especially traditional Hungarian dishes and baked goods. She was a longtime member of St. Ladislaus Church. When younger, she enjoyed singing in her school and church. In addition to her husband, Mary is survived by her daughter Suzanne Brennan of Lafayette, CA; her sons Arthur Mantlik and his wife Angela Rella of Phoenix, AZ, Frank Mantlik and his wife Linda of Stratford and Andrew S. Mantlik and his wife Betsy of Phoenix, AZ; her granddaughters Sara and Rachel Mantlik and cousin Elizabeth “Betty” Occhi and her husband John of Port Washington, NY. Funeral services will be held at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk at 10:30 am on Saturday, April 4. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery, Norwalk. Mary’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 9:30 until services begin. Donations in her name may be made to St. Ladislaus Church, 25 Cliff St., Norwalk, CT 06854. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please go to www.magnerfuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Hour on Apr. 1, 2015
McMahon Jr., John F. (Jack) - Clearwater  
- John F. McMahon, Jr. (Jack), 86, of Clearwater, FL passed away on March 27, 2015. He is survived by his wife Mary; two children Jack and Elizabeth; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. For more info, please visit www.mossfeasterclearwater.com
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McNulty, Earl - Ellijay  
Earl McNulty, 78, passed away March 7, 2015. Born May 8,1936 in Norwalk, CT, Earl was the son of Harold and Gussie McNulty. After graduating from St. Luke’s Prep School, Earl attended Syracuse University and was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity. At Syracuse, Earl met his future wife Jane. After serving in the Army, Earl and Jane married and started a family. He was a loving and devoted husband and father of three boys. The McNulty family lived in Weston and Westport, CT; Miami, FL and Marietta, GA. Earl had a long and successful career in commercial advertising with agencies such as Young and Rubicam, Ogilvy & Mather, BBDO and Tucker Wayne/West Wayne. He had a passion for running, gardening, cooking and antiques. Earl and Jane turned their love for antiques into a business when he retired from advertising and they moved to Ellijay, GA. Earl is survived by his sons Gregory, Christopher and Todd; granddaughters Ansley and Haley; grandsons Ryan and Connor; daughters-in-law Kim, Lydia and Pam; brother Copp and numerous other family and friends. Earl was preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years. A memorial service will be held 11am on Saturday, March 28th at Bernhardt Funeral Home, 163 River St., Ellijay, GA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Mitchell, Dorothy - Menlo Park  
1918-2015 What an incredible life! Dorothy Mitchell passed away peacefully on March 25, 2015 at age 96 surrounded by loved ones at the home of her daughter, Kathy Kenney-Baskin of Menlo Park, CA. Dorothy, better known as “Anyu” (Hungarian for mother) was born in Budapest, Hungary as Dorothy Renyi on April 6, 1918. After completing college Dorothy married Arthur Kanitz and had three children: Gabriella Pellinger, now of Savannah, GA, the late Stevek Kenney of New York City, and Kathy Kenney-Baskin. Her husband passed in 1948 and in 1956 Dorothy decided to escape the oppressive communist regime of Hungary for a better life in America. Alone with her 3 children ages 16, 11 and 9 she walked across the border to Austria at night as Russian soldiers’ flares illuminated the sky. In 1957, she boarded a US transport ship with her 3 children for a journey to New York City. Arriving with only $200 Dorothy was determined to support her family and became one the first female life insurance agents with New York Life. She was able to put all three children through college and graduate school. In 1964, Dorothy married Michael Mitchell, a maritime executive and a Hungarian friend from childhood. They lived in Norwalk and traveled the world, hiking, sailing and skiing well into their 80s. Mike passed away in 2008. Upon his death, Dorothy moved to Menlo Park, CA and lived with her daughter Kathy and her husband Jim. Dorothy’s driving force in her life was her was her magnificent family. She left behind her 2 married daughters (Gabi & Kati), four married grand children (Andrea, Bryan, Brooks & Kristen) and 7 great grand children (Julien, Rosalie, Greta, Isabelle, Mae, Jack and Colette.) Dorothy will be remembered for her courage, love, and indomitable spirit. A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.
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Nulty, Marie - Southbury  
Educator, Mother and Grandmother Marie Nulty, 72, of Heritage Village, Southbury, formerly of Woodbury, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, March 30, 2015. A Brooklyn native, Marie is predeceased by her husband Peter and survived by her three daughters, Monica Burnham of Southbury, Beth Kitchener of Norwalk and Maureen Cappetto of Terryville; two sons-in-law Chip Burnham and Michael Cappetto and four grandchildren Alex, Kira, Michael and Maxwell. A life-long believer in education, Marie started her professional career as an assistant at Christ Church Day School in Oxford and retired in 2005 as the Director of the Early Childhood Education at Housatonic Community College. Marie held a Master of Arts degree from Fairfield University. Calling hours will be held TODAY, Wednesday, April 1 from 5 - 8 pm and on Thursday, April 2 from 9 - 9:30 am at Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home, 235 Main Street North in Southbury. Funeral services will be held at Sacred Heart Church , 910 Main St. South, Southbury on Thursday, April 2 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Marie Nulty to the Early Childhood Lab School at Housatonic Community College Foundation, 900 Lafayette Boulevard, Bridgeport CT, 06604. For online condolences, visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com .
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Nulty, Marie  
Educator, Mother and Grandmother Marie Nulty, 72, of Heritage Village, Southbury, formerly of Woodbury, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, March 30, 2015. A Brooklyn native, Marie is predeceased by her husband Peter and survived by her three daughters, Monica Burnham of Southbury, Beth Kitchener of Norwalk and Maureen Cappetto of Terryville; two sons-in-law Chip Burnham and Michael Cappetto and four grandchildren Alex, Kira, Michael and Maxwell. A life-long believer in education, Marie started her professional career as an assistant at Christ Church Day School in Oxford and retired in 2005 as the Director of the Early Childhood Education at Housatonic Community College. Marie held a Master of Arts degree from Fairfield University. Calling hours will be held TODAY, Wednesday, April 1 from 5 - 8 pm and on Thursday, April 2 from 9 - 9:30 am at Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home, 235 Main Street North in Southbury. Funeral services will be held at Sacred Heart Church , 910 Main St. South, Southbury on Thursday, April 2 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Marie Nulty to the Early Childhood Lab School at Housatonic Community College Foundation, 900 Lafayette Boulevard, Bridgeport CT, 06604. For online condolences, visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Hour on Mar. 31, 2015
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