Lena Verderosa Evaristo,
a longtime Stamford resident, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000 at Smith House Health Care Center. She was 101.
She died of natural causes, according to her family.
Born May 19, 1899, in Switzerland, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Assunta Fussella Verderosa.
Mrs. Evaristo was a Stamford resident for many years before moving to California, where she lived for 40 years. She had lived in Stamford since moving back 15 years ago.
She was a homemaker and worked at grocery and meat stores in Stamford and California operated by her late husband, Peter Evaristo.
She is survived by her daughter, Susanne DePreta of Stamford; two sons, Lawrence Evaristo of Encino, Calif., and Fred Evaristo of Atlanta; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Theresa Rinaldi; a sister, Laura Sansone; and three brothers, Joseph Verderosa, Rocco Verderosa and Angelo Verderosa.
Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000 at Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home , 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 8:50 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, and proceed to Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Ave., Stamford, for a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Smith House Health Care Center, 88 Rockrimmon Road, Stamford, CT 06903.
James R. Bechert of Burlington died Friday,
Sept. 8, 2000 at Bristol Hospital. He was 70.
He died of heart failure, according to his family.
Born July 5, 1930, in Stamford, he was a son of the late Fred J. and Emita Mitchell Bechert.
Mr. Bechert graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in agriculture in 1952 and lived in Burlington since 1958.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
He was president of Bechert Brothers Manufacturing Co. in Forestville prior to retiring.
He was a member of Franklin Lodge No. 56 AF & AM and Asbury Methodist Church in Forestville.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Deschene Bechert of Burlington; two daughters, Sally M. Robinson of Mansfield, Mass., and Emily J. Majors of Bristol; two sons, James F. Bechert of Harwinton and William F. Bechert of Unionville; two sisters, Nancy Bechert Cross of New Canaan and Beverly Bechert Lett of Waxhaw, N.C.; a brother, Thomas E. Bechert of Annapolis, Md.; and 12 grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Fred J. Bechert Jr. and Robert C. Bechert; and a granddaughter.
There will be no calling hours.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 11, 2000 at Asbury United Methodist Church. The Rev. Woodrow Eddins will officiate.
Burial will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Centerville Cemetery
Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, Book of Remembrance Fund, 90 Church Ave., Forestville, CT 06010.
Emmanuel G. Chalikis
Emmanuel G. "Chic" Chalikis Sr., a lifelong Stamford resident, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000 at Stamford Hospital. He was 76.
He died of cardiac arrest, according to his family.
Born April 30, 1924, in Stamford, he was a son of the late George and Theodosia Theofanakis Chalikis.
Mr. Chalikis served in the U.S. Navy veteran during World War II. As a member of the 4th Beach Battalion, he was injured in the 1944 invasion of Salerno, Italy. U.S. Rep. Chris Shays presented Mr. Chalikis with the purple heart on Sept. 3, 1995, during a ceremony held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Mr. Chalikis was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also was a member of the Church of the Archangels.
He was a master mechanic and taught auto mechanics at J.M. Wright Technical School in Stamford.
He is survived by his wife, Julia Perniciaro Chalikis of Stamford; two daughters, Lou Ann Venezio and Julia Czamanski, both of Stamford; a son, Emmanuel G. Chalikis Jr. of Norwalk; two sisters, Helen Legato and Anna Ventsias, both of Stamford; two brothers, Constantine Chalikis and Alexander Chalikis, both of Stamford; and seven grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a sister, Eva Green.
Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 11, 2000 at Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford.
A prayer service will be held at the funeral home 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, and proceed to Church of the Archangels, 1527 Bedford St., Stamford, for a service at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery
John A. Ferraro
John Alfred Ferraro died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000 at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
The cause of death has not been determined, according to his family.
Born Sept. 6, 2000, in New Haven, he was the son of Daniel E. and Jennifer Lyn Ferraro of Greenwich.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Anthony and Susan Heinlein Bologna of Greenwich and formerly of Stamford; his paternal grandparents, Robert and Lynda Rogari Ferraro of Greenwich; his maternal great-grandparents, Anthony and Theresa Bologna of Greenwich; and his paternal great-great-grandmother, Patricia Ferraro of Greenwich.
He was predeceased by his maternal great-grandparents, John and Helen Heinlein; his paternal great-great-grandparents, Alfred and Domenica Rogari; and his paternal great-great-grandfather, Frank Ferraro.
There will be no calling hours.
Funeral and burial will be private.
Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford, is handling the arrangements.
Anna L. Long
Anna L. Long, a lifelong Stamford resident, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000 at Stamford Hospital. She was 72.
She died of heart failure, according to her family.
Born Oct. 13, 1927, in Stamford, she was a daughter of the late John and Leona Guiles Gruner.
A seamstress, Mrs. Long worked for more than 25 years at Flossie Dress Co. in Stamford.
She is survived by her son, Richard Long of Stamford; her sister, Rose De Napoles of Stamford; and four grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, David E. Long; and a brother, John G. Gruner.
Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2000 at Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Ave., Stamford.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000 at St. Mary's Church, 566 Elm St., Stamford.
Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery
Carmela Garaffa Tomaselli, a lifelong Greenwich resident, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000 at Greenwich Hospital. She was 67.
She died of bone cancer, according to her family.
Born April 23, 1933, in Greenwich, she was a daughter of the late Rocco and Caroline Santoro Infanti. She graduated from Greenwich High School and the Katharine Gibbs School.
Mrs. Tomaselli was a secretary for Pitney Bowes in Stamford.
She was a member of the former Greenwich Wives Club and the Piedmont Women's Auxiliary Club in Darien.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Tomaselli of Cos Cob; a daughter, Carollynn Garaffa Brown of Stamford; two sisters, Marianne Makrinos of Cos Cob and Beverly Derby of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Salvatore Garaffa, in 1965.
Calling hours will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside.
Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, North Street.
Memorial donations may be made to the Bendheim Cancer Center, 77 Lafayette Place.