Luigi Aquino Sr.
Luigi Aquino Sr., 74, a longtime resident of Greenwich, passed away on May 12, 2010 in the presence of his family.
Aquino was born in Luzzi, Cosenza, Italy, the son of Raffaella Falbo and Carmine Aquino, Sr.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Teresa Bria Aquino; his son Carmine Aquino and wife, Theresa, and their children Cassidy, Mackenzie and Jackson, of New Canaan; his son Luciano Aquino and wife, Dawn, and their children Christi, Jodi and Luke of Cos Cob; his daughter Raffaella Murphy and husband Les, and their children Fallon, Ryan and Nicole of Brookfield; his son Joseph Aquino of Greenwich; and his youngest son Luigi Aquino Jr. and his wife, Aileen, and their children Briana and Samantha of Greenwich.
He is also survived by a sister, Angelina Imbrogno, of Rose, Italy, her seven children and their families; an aunt, Luisa Falbo of Stamford; and a cousin, Mirella Bria and her husband Michael of Stamford; and a cousin, Maria Imbrogno and husband Camillo of Stamford. He was preceded in death by his sister Maria Aquino, his uncle Bernardo Falbo of Stamford, and firstborn child who died in infancy.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on May 17 at St. Roch Church in Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the SIDS Foundation (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
Joan B. Brown, 78, former Old Greenwich resident of Huntersville, N.C., died on May 16, 2010 at her home.
She was born on March 29, 1931 in Yonkers, N.Y. to Joseph and Constance Bailey.
She is survived by her husband, William Stuart Brown; a son, Jeffrey A. Brown and his wife Laurie of Huntersville; two daughters, Linda B. Wilson of Mooresville and Stacy Hultgren of Shelton; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on May 18 in the chapel of Raymer Funeral Home in Huntersville.
Anthony Bunk, 95, a lifelong resident of Greenwich, died on May 11, 2010 at Greenwich Hospital after a long illness.
He was born July 6, 1914 to Martin and Agnes Bunk.
He was predeceased by his wife Loretta in 1994.
Bunk graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1936 with a chemical engineering degree. He was also a cadet in the U.S. Naval Reserve who was assigned to aviation training at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was later stationed in Jacksonville, Fla.
Bunk had 48 years of varied engineering experience from 1936 - 1984 with American Cyanamid, Chemical Construction Corporation and Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation, which included the formation of an instrumentation engineering department.
He was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Instrument Society of America, all of which he had achieved lifetime membership.
He was a gentleman farmer who loved driving his 1964 Ford tractor to cut hay and using it to plow snow. In September of 2006, Bunk fulfilled his and his wife's wishes by donating his four-acre parcel in backcountry Greenwich to the Greenwich Hospital. That donation became Medicine A Unit in the hospital's Helmsley building with 22 patient rooms.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Timothy's Catholic Church on May 15. Interment followed at St. Mary Cemetery in Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Greenwich Hospital in his memory.
Chermaine R. Davis, 81, of Greenwich and Jupiter, Fla., died peacefully on May 12, 2010, at her home in Greenwich surrounded by her family.
Davis was born on Feb. 23, 1929 in Mt. Horeb, Wisc. to Werner and Viola Ryser. She graduated in 1950 from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Throughout high school and college, Davis worked as a fashion model in Chicago, where she modeled clothes for Marshall Field & Company and appeared on the cover of Seventeen magazine.
In 1953, she married William H. Davis, who had just launched Golf Digest Magazine. She joined the small staff of the magazine and appeared on the cover of one of the early issues. In 1956, she moved with her husband to Greenwich, and settled in Milbrook. She was a member of the Milbrook Country Club for 37 years and was also active in the Fairfield County Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma, where she volunteered at the Rehabilitation Center of Stamford for many years. An avid golfer, Davis traveled with her husband to golf outings and played at a number of celebrated golf courses across Scotland, Ireland and the U.S. as he gathered material for the golf books he wrote.
Davis was an enthusiastic painter of landscapes, and traveled to Europe in search of vistas. She exhibited her paintings in Greenwich, and gave many of her paintings away to friends and relatives. In recent years she enjoyed playing bridge, and going on adventure travel vacations with her daughter, which included swimming with seals, horseback riding, kayaking, jet-skiing, snorkeling, tubing and hot air ballooning.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan C. Davis of Norwalk; a sister, Vivian Jansen of Glenview, Ill.; a brother-in-law, Philip Davis of Lake Forest, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 27, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam Ave. in Greenwich. Memorial donations may be made to the Mary Fund c/o Elbee Farricker, 122 Palmer's Hill Road #1316, Stamford, CT 06902.
Emile P. Derocle
Emile P. Derocle, 89, World War II veteran and a Greenwich resident for 41 years, passed away on May 4, 2010 at Greenwich Hospital.
Derocle was born April 14, 1921 in Manhattan, where he resided until moving to Greenwich in 1969. He recently celebrated 66 years of marriage to Margaret "Libby" Derocle of Greenwich.
During World War II, Derocle proudly served as a U.S. Marines in China. He was also the employee of several Manhattan and Greenwich families until he retired at age 80. He enjoyed his Denning, N.Y. summer home, was active in the Round Hill Volunteer Fire Dept., and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. A Eucharistic Minister for many years Derocle assisted Father Mark Connolly in serving Mass at St. Timothy's Chapel in Greenwich alongside his wife Margaret.
In addition to his wife, Derocle is survived by his three daughters: Margaret Peasback and her husband David, and Barbara Steele and her husband John, all of Greenwich and Anne Hires of Darien; and Paul Derocle of Kauai, Hawaii. Derocle was the grandfather of Jeffrey Wilkens and his wife, Francine, and great-grandfather of their daughters, Paige, Brooke, Morgan and Kelsey Wilkens, all of Greenwich. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Derocle was predeceased by his sister, Aimee Derocle Delhaye.
Father Connolly presided over a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael The Archangel Parish, Greenwich, on May 10. Interment followed in St. Mary Cemetery in Greenwich with full Marine Corps honors.
If desired, memorial contributions in Derocle's name for the specific benefit of St. Timothy's Chapel, may be made c/o Msgr. J. Peter Cullen, St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 469 North Street, Greenwich, CT 06830.
Adeline Strazza Docimo, 84, lifelong resident of Greenwich, passed away on May 17, 2010 surrounded by her family.
She was born on Jan. 16, 1926 to Anthony and Josephine Strazza and was a graduate of Greenwich High School and Brogan's Fashion Institute in New York City. She retired from Pitney Bowes and was an avid reader and seamstress.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and Ladies Guild, AARP 3020, and the St. Roch's Seniors.
Docimo is survived by her two sisters, Rose Muzoleski and Gloria Horwath; a sister-in-law, Antoinette Strazza; her brother, Frank and his wife, Helen Strazza; and her six stepchildren: Bonnie and Hank Brown, Robin and Sal Strazza and William and Jackie Docimo. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren: Sal and Stephanie Strazza, Nicholas Karbowski, Darren, Darleen, Dane and Darryl Skiba, Dugan Docimo; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Docimo; a sister, Margaret and her husband, George Carpenter; two brothers, Rocco and his wife, Vivian Strazza and Anthony Strazza; and a step-daughter, Marilyn Skiba.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, May 21st at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Greenwich. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Greenwich. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Sacred Heart Church, Henry St., Greenwich, CT 06830.
William R. Ferenc
William R. Ferenc, 87,World War II veteran and a lifelong resident of Greenwich, passed away on May 15, 2010 after a brief illness.
He was born on Aug. 4, 1922 in Greenwich to Paul and Pauline Turanec Ferenc. He was a graduate of Greenwich High School and for many years worked as an auto parts salesman. An avid pigeon fancier, he was a member of the Greenwich Pigeon Club.
A War II veteran, he was one of the founding members of the Byram Veteran's Association and was instrumental in the building of the World War II memorial on Greenwich Avenue. He also served as Justice of the Peace in town for 51 years.
Ferenc was also a lifelong member of the Sokol Club in Byram and the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Irene Bamford Ferenc; his four sons: William and his wife Barbara; Mark and his wife Rhonda; Paul; and Thomas and his wife Christie; and his daughter Suzanne and her husband Joe Strazza.
He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren, Matthew Ferenc, Jordan, Jaculin and Jill Ferenc, Jason Ferenc, Joshua and Marcus Ferenc, Leah and Alyce Ferenc, Carly and Alex Strazza. He was predeceased by his son, John David Ferenc in 1989.
Funeral services were held on May 19 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Delevan Ave. in Greenwich. Interment followed in Putnam Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Richard Rosenthal Hospice, 30 Shelburne Rd., Stamford, CT.
Dorothy "Dee" O. Hutchinson, 71, died in peace at home on May 15, 2010.
Hutchinson was born in Boston, Mass. and raised in Greenwich. She graduated from the Low-Heywood School in Stamford, then married her lifelong mate, the late Bruce O. Hutchinson. The couple had lived in Pound Ridge, N.Y. for 30 years before moving to Westbrook in 1998.
Hutchinson was a noted breeder of Rose Farm Dachshunds. She was a member of the Greenwich Kennel Club and the Dachshund Club of America, served for many years as a delegate to the AKC and was an irreplaceable mentor to countless dog enthusiasts. She spent more than 30 years honing her skills as an AKC judge and in 2001, was appointed the title of All Breed Judge. She also judged groups at both The Westminster Kennel Club as well as the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.
She is survived by her children, Nancy H. DeLorenzo of Middle Grove, N.Y., Sandra O. Gray of Annandale, N.J., the late John O. Hutchinson and her twin sister, Katherine Brown of Sarasota, Fla. She was the grandmother of six and had one great-grandson.
A celebration of her life will be held at Old Lyme Country Club, 40 McCurdy Rd., Old Lyme, CT on Friday, May 21 at 1 p.m. Arrangements were made by Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook.
Janet Valentine Koellmer
Janet "Nettie" Valentine Koellmer, 97, Greenwich native died on May 12, 2010 at Masonicare Hospital in Wallingford. She was born on Feb. 14, 1913, in Greenwich to Janet and Livingston Clark Pero. She was an only child. At the conclusion of World War II, she and her husband moved from Greenwich to Darien, where she lived for the next 57 years on Walmsley Road.
In 2004, she moved to Ashlar Village retirement community in Wallingford, where she spent the last six years of her life. Her working career in the retail industry included such stores as Franklin Simon, Peck & Peck, Lord & Taylor and finally, the Whitney Shop in New Canaan.
She was active in the Altar Guild at St. Luke's Church and was a 30-year volunteer for the Darien Chapter of the American Red Cross. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward R. Koellmer in 1979. She will be remembered as a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who shared decades of memories and stories while maintaining a truly wonderful sense of humor.
She is survived by her two sons, Jeffrey C. Koellmer of Bedford, N.H., and Mark E. Koellmer of Southport, N.C.; two grandsons, Jeffrey Scott Koellmer and Andrew Clark Koellmer; four great-grandchildren: Joshua Scott, Morgan Elizabeth, Samantha Valentine, and Griffin Andrew; and eight nephews.
A service celebrating her life was held on May 18 in the Chapel at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Darien. A private family burial was held at Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich. Memorial donations may be made to the Book of Remembrance, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1864 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820.
Barbara C. Krahl, 79, longtime Greenwich resident, died on May 16, 2010 at the Community Hospice at Samaritan Hospital in Troy after a long illness.
She was born in Wilmington, Del. to Joseph and Martha Bolton Swezey and was the wife of Wesley A. Krahl.
Krahl retired in 1992 from the Greenwich School District, where she had been a bus driver. She was a summer resident of Big Bowman in Sand Lake for most of her life and in 2001 became a full time resident.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Linda Marshall of Gilbert, Ariz., David Cobden of Sand Lake and Stephen Cobden of Lutz, Fla.; her sister, Evelyn Swezey of Hopkinton, Mass.; her sister-in-law, Eleanor Swezey of Yardley, Pa.; and eight grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Krahl's life tomorrow at 5 p.m. at the Krahl Home 51 Lawson Road, Sand Lake, N.Y. followed by a reception. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to the Taborton Fire Co. PO Box 295 Sand Lake, NY 12153.
Philip T. Monahan
Philip T. Monahan, 84, World War II veteran and longtime agent for Conyers Farm, died on May 14, 2010.
Monahan was born on Oct. 13, 1925 and was with the U.S. Army overseas during World War II.
He was employed by the post office for 38 years, then worked in real estate for New England Land Company as exclusive agent for Conyers Farm for more than 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Lydia Wolock Monahan; a daughter, Sharon Monahan Raymond; a granddaughter, Debra Raymond Russell; a grandson, William P. Raymond; two great-granddaughters, Shelby Russell and Jade Raymond; and a great-grandson, Collin Raymond.
Private services were held in Jupiter, Fla. where Monahan and his family resided for the last seven years.
William Jay Oppenheim
William Jay Oppenheim, 90, World War II veteran and a Greenwich resident for almost 50 years, passed away on May 16, 2010.
Oppenheim was born in New York City on April 21, 1920 and was the son of the late Charles Jay and Marjorie Burgunder Oppenheim.
He attended The Collegiate School and Cheshire Academy before studying at New York University School of Retailing.
He served in World War II from 1942-45, and rose to the rank of captain in the Quarter Master Corps.
His career began at Jay Thorpe, a prominent women's speciality store. He subsequently became vice president of The Weiss and Klau Co. and a general partner with the investment firm if Wertheim & Co. He concluded his career at Smith Barney.
Oppenheim devoted more than 40 years of time and energy as a member of the board of Greenwich Hospital. After his retirement, he was a dedicated volunteer in the hospital's emergency room.
He will be remembered as a caring husband, concerned and wonderful father and grandfather who cherished his large family and the simple pleasures of life. His favorite pastime was boating on the Long Island Sound, often with Murphy, his gentle and ever-present Wheaton Terrier.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Paula Klau Oppenheim; and his four children: Bill Jr., David, Alan and Lisa Schultz. He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren: Jocelyn, William III, Jaymie, Annie, Sadie Rose, Matthew, Mark and Margaret Oppenheim and Katherine and Reed Schultz; his daughters-in-law Ellen, Louise, Moira and son-in-law Robert Schultz. He was predeceased by his brother, Charles Oppenheim
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Greenwich Hospital, Development office, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, Ct. 06830. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, May 23, 4:30 p.m. at Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, 2125 Westchester Avenue East, Rye, N.Y. 10580.
Sandra A. Sandreuter
Sandra A. Sandreuter of Old Greenwich passed away on May 16, 2010 in Greenwich Hospital at the age of 72.
Born on Dec. 31, 1937 in Greenwich to Jack and Lillian Armstrong, she was a registered nurse for more than 50 years who worked at Greenwich Hospital, Nathaniel Witherell Home and the Smith House.
She will be remembered a kind, generous and compassionate woman who was an avid gardener, a loving mother and grandmother. She was also very involved in her Irish heritage.
Sandreuter is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Jackson; her son Richard Sandreuter; four grandchildren: Meghan, Jordan, Daniel and Melissa; her two sisters, Judy Servidio and Sharon Mann and two brothers, Jack and Bryant Armstrong. She was predeceased by her husband Edward in 2007.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on May 20 at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich.
Milton J. Schubin
Milton J. Schubin died on May 16, 2010 at the Jewish Home for the Elderly in Fairfield, which he chaired.
Schubin was a graduate of City College and Columbia Law School. He clerked for Judge Irving Kaufman, and was a longtime partner at Kaye, Scholer.
Schubin was also active in many community and Jewish organizations, including past-President of Temple Beth El, Chappaqua, N.Y., the American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, American Friends of Hebrew University, Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, and the Jewish Conciliation Board of America.
He was a trumpet player at the Jewish Home, the Volunteer Fire Department of Old Greenwich, and the Mamaroneck Community Band.
He is survived by his wife, Myra; his children, Wendy and Eitan Haber and Peter and Rachel; four grandchildren: Daniel, Brian, and Jason Haber and Claire Schubin; two sisters, Harriet Hughes and Naomi Greenberg, and a brother, Mark Schubin.
Funeral services were held at Temple Sholom in Greenwich on May 18. Donations can be made to The Jewish Home for the Elderly in Fairfield, CT.
Marion V. Slater
Marion V. Slater, 89, died on May 6, 2010 at Greenwich Woods Health Care Center. Slater, a resident of Greenwich since 1941, was born in New Hope, Pa. on Nov. 4, 1920.
She was the daughter of the late James Henry Jr. and Sarah Jane Warner Slater and was the last of her immediate family of three brothers and seven sisters.
Slater was employed in several local offices, and retired from New York Graphic Div. of Time Warner. She then spent the remainder of her working years at City Hall in the accounting dept.
A graverside service was held at on May 15 at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye N.Y. Knapp & Son Funeral Home of Greenwich is assisting with arrangements.
Claudia Bowne Wright
Claudia Bowne Wright, a longtime Greenwich resident, died peacefully on April 22, 2010 at the Richard L. Rosenthal Hospice Residence in Stamford.
She was born in Flushing, N.Y. on March 22, 1926 to Richard and Frances Furman, and graduated from the Foxwood School in Kings Point, N.Y.
In 1963 she moved to Greenwich, where she enjoyed her family, friends, neighbors, and many happy occasions.
Throughout her life she loved vacationing by the ocean in Bridgehampton, N.Y., where she was a 39-year member of the Bridgehampton Club.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Rowland G. Wright; and her daughter, Margot B. Wright of Greenwich.
A memorial service will be held at the Stanwich Congregational Church, 202 Taconic Road, Greenwich, on Wednesday, June 2, at 2 p.m. A private burial took place in Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, N.Y.
Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O.Box 509, Hartford, CT 06141-0509.
Tony Garibaldi Ziluca, 80, Korean War veteran and Greenwich native, passed away on May 15, 2010 after a six-month battle with cancer.
He was born in Greenwich to Joseph and Josephine Garibaldi Ziluca on Sept. 26, 1929. Ziluca was the great-grandson of Giuseppe Garibaldi, the liberator of Italy.
A lifelong resident of Greenwich, Ziluca will be remembered for his gregarious personality and love of life. He was a tenacious competitor and a compassionate friend. was a willing adversary whether he was trading on Wall Street or racing sailboats on Long Island Sound.
Ziluca was a child of Italian immigrants and his early years were spent at St. Mary Elementary School on Greenwich Ave. He also graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy and New York University.
Ziluca served in the U.S. Navy from 1951- 56 where he was a Mine Warfare Officer and served during the Korean War. During his final year of service Lieutenant Ziluca was chosen to compete for a spot in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics in the Finn dinghy class.
Ziluca began his 23 -year career on Wall Street with Bache & Company just before he married the mother of his five children, the late Nancy Hogan of Greenwich. When he retired in 1981 he had risen to senior vice president and head floor broker.
An accomplished sailor and avid ocean racer, Ziluca joined Indian Harbor Yacht Club in 1947 and was the second longest standing member. His numerous sailing accomplishments range from Frostbite Championships to Newport-Bermuda Races.
He was also a member of both the New York Yacht Club a longtime member of the Storm Trysail Club. In his later years, Mr. Ziluca was also a part-time resident of Nantucket Mass. and Aspen Colo., where he indulged his passions for sailing and skiing.
He is survived by his brother Paul Ziluca of Winchester Va. and his five children: Francesca Decker of Lexington Ky., Alessandra Piro of Wenatchee Wash., Peter Ziluca of Santa Fe, N.M., Antoinette Silvey of Greenwich, Gina Ziluca of Albuquerque N.M.; and 12 grandchildren. He was married to the late Jeannie Renchard of Darien, and Aspen Colo. for ten years.
In 2004 he was predeceased by his wife of 15 years, Malinda F. Ziluca of Greenwich and Fort Worth, Texas.
A memorial reception will be held today at 4 p.m. at Indian Harbor Yacht Club, 710 Steamboat Road Greenwich CT 06830. A private burial is planned.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Greenwich Hospital Association.