Josephine “Joan” Margaret Elliano Wheway, 82, beloved wife of the late Richard Wheway of Stratford, died peacefully June 17, in Monroe, with her family at her bedside. Born in Bridgeport August 18, 1930, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice Belinski Elliano.
A memorial service for Merwin Brinsmaid Burr, Sr who died March 10, in Dale, Texas, after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis, will take place Saturday, June 29, at 10:30 am, at Newbury Congregational Church, Brookfield.
Wilmer J. Mathuren, 93, of Newtown and previously of Dingmans Ferry, Penn., died June 16, at Danbury Hospital. He was born September 20, 1919, in Acushnet, Mass., son of Samuel Joseph Mathuren and Margaret (Blackburn) Mathuren, and was the husband of Anne (Teslicka) (Zayatz) Mathuren.
Pauline “Babe” Williams, 94, a resident of Newtown and formerly of Bridgeport, died peacefully, June 6. She was born November 28, 1918, on Thanksgiving Day, in Scranton, Penn., a daughter of Edward and Pauline (Schmidt) Nicholas.
Marilyn (Fichera) Szabo, 77, of Trumbull, died June 13, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Bridgeport to her beloved parents, Salvatore and Mary Fichera, and was a longtime Trumbull resident.
Joy Ruth (Abrams) Ginsberg, 88, of Newtown, devoted wife and best friend of Louis S. Ginsberg, died at her home, June 12. Born in Stamford, May 14, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Rose (Cohen) Abrams.
Anna Benedetto Gargano, 95, of Trumbull, beloved wife of the late Joseph Gargano, died June 11, at Carolton Chronic Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bridgeport June 24, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Vito and Erminia Gallucci Benedetto.
Stanley G. Germain, 73, of Vernon, died June 12, at Hartford Hospital. Born April 16, 1940, in Cambridge, N.Y., son of Raymond and Rose (Geaudreau) Germain, he lived in Long Island, N.Y. and Dallas, Penn., prior to moving to Vernon last year.
Patricia (Beechel) Froehly, 67, 40-year resident of Westport, beloved wife, daughter, sister, godmother, and aunt, died June 9, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Richmond Hills, Queens, N.Y., March 13, 1946, a daughter of Vincent Beechel, Sr of Newtown and Frances (Cuffe) Beechel, who is now deceased. She was the wife of Kenneth M. Froehly.