Wanda Veronica Barnoski (Savich), 80, died Nov. 20, 2009, at Bridgeport Hospital.

She was born on July 5, 1929, in Bridgeport to the late Evman Savich and Veronica Orlowski Savich.

Barnoski attended Warren Harding High School and the University of Bridgeport, where she completed her studies in gerontology. After graduation, she worked as a copy editor for General Electric until her marriage in 1951.

As a resident of Fairfield for many years, Barnoski was a housewife and mother, before returning to the workforce. She was an administrative assistant at the University of Bridgeport and Metropolitan Life.

After her retirement, she and her husband traveled both in the U.S. and abroad through Elderhostel, where they pursued further study of their mutual passion for painting. In addition to painting, she enjoyed cooking, gardening, swimming and canoeing. Her fondest memories are those spent at her lake-side home with her family.

Barnoski is survived by her husband of 58 years, John Paul Barnoski; her daughter and son-in-law, Diane Barnoski Harrison and Jeffrey B. Harrison of Trumbull; her son, Daniel John Barnoski of Huntington; her grandson, Jonathan B. Harrison of Mahopac, N.Y., sisters, Lillian Pattuzzi of Southbury and Eleanor Boruch of Prospect; as well as many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial took place Monday at Holy Family Church in Fairfield. Interment followed in St. Joseph's of Stratford National Catholic Church Cemetery, Stratford. Calling hours took place Sunday in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield.

To offer an online condolence, visit www.Spear



Susan Harkins Collins of Fairfield, mother of Annemarie Polke, John Collins, Kevin Collins and Dennis Caldwell-Collins, died Nov. 21, 2009.

A complete death notice will be published in Friday's Fairfield Citizen. Arrangements are in the care of the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home.

To sign an online register, visit www.leskopolke



Robert Owen Condon of Fairfield, husband of Joan Costello Condon, died Nov. 21, 2009, at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport.

Born in Hartford on Aug. 31, 1926, he was the son of the late Margaret Light Condon and Robert W. Condon. Condon was a life-long resident of Fairfield and a 1944 graduate of Roger Ludlow High School.

A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, he served from 1944-46 in the Asian Pacific on the U.S.S. Lenore. Following the war, he graduated from Manhattan College in 1950 with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration. He was the owner of Southern Connecticut Calculators and retired in 1990 after being in business in Fairfield and New Haven counties for 40 years.

Condon was a member of American Legion Post 143 in Fairfield and a life-long member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Fairfield. In his spare time he enjoyed golf.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Joan; daughters, Linda Condon Tippy of Huntington, N.Y., and Margaret Condon Brown and her husband, William, of Windham, Maine; grandchildren, Glenn Tippy, Kristan Brown and Megan Brown York and her husband, Mark; great-grandson, Brock York; sister-in-law, Mary Collins Condon of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Condon.

A Mass of Christian burial took place Tuesday at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Interment followed in St. Michael's Cemetery, Stratford. Calling hours took place Monday in the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, located on the corner of Main Street and Gorham Place in Trumbull.

To send an online condolence, visit www.redgatehennessy.com


Dr. Bertram Cronson, 81, of Redding, formerly of Fairfield, died Nov. 20, 2009, at Danbury Hospital.

Cronson was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Hilliard and Dora Cronson. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in public health services.

Cronson was a dentist in Fairfield for more than 40 years. In that capacity, he had been president of both the Connecticut State Dental Association and the Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and was a member of the Fairfield Rotary Club. He was honored by being inducted into both the Pierre Ferchaud Society for Dentistry and the American College of Dentists.

Cronson was an avid tennis player; he played for most of his life.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; his children, Frank (Lorraine Urbanowitz) Cronson of Westport, Sandra (Dean) Barnett of Florida, and Elizabeth (Josh) Morris of Redding; grandchildren, Rebecca and Steven Barnett and Nicolas Morris; his sister, Lillian Bloch of Florida; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Services took place Sunday at the Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home, 88 Beach Road, Fairfield. Interment was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Veteran's Day tree planting program at www.treegivers.com; or the American Heart Association at https://donate.american



John V. Howland, 77, of Fairfield, died Nov. 20, 2009, after a battle with cancer, with his family at his side.

Born in New Rochelle, N.Y., he was a Fairfield resident for 46 years.

Howland, known as Jack, was an U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, for which he was awarded the Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medal. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, he was a certified employee assistance professional and was the director of Uniroyal Corporation's employee assistance program.

He served on the board of directors of alcoholism agencies in Bridgeport and Waterbury during the 1970s and '80s. He had volunteered after retirement at St. Vincent's Medical Center, and later for The American Cancer Society's satellite office at Bridgeport Hospital, serving as its volunteer office manager. He was a recipient of the society's Courage Award as well as the Patient Services Award.

Most important to Howland was his family. He enjoyed travel, golf, and University of Connecticut women's basketball. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Margery Parisi Howland; a son, Mark, and daughter-in-law, Patricia, who reside in Simsbury; a daughter, Laura Rasmussen, and son-in-law, Mark, of Huntington; and five grandchildren, Sarah and her husband Michael, Robert, Ryan, Stephen and Jamie; as well as a brother, Rich Howland of San Francisco, Calif.; and a sister, Nancy Howland of White Plains, N.Y.

His family expresses their deepest appreciation to the dedicated and caring physicians, nurses and staff of the Bridgeport Hospital MICU.

In accordance with Howland's wishes, burial will be private. A memorial reception will be held at a future date. To be notified about the reception, to express condolences online, or to donate to a scholarship in John Howland's name, visit www.SpearMillerFuneral



Mildred M. Dailey Parrs, 89, died Nov. 15, 2009, at Cambridge Manor in Fairfield.

She was the wife of the late Michael J. Parrs and mother of Faith Serapiglia.

Born in Bridgeport, daughter of the late William and Wanda Hiel Dailey, she was a long-time Trumbull resident. She retired as an inspector with Remington Arms, was a member of the V.F.W. 10059 Ladies' Auxiliary and served as a Girl Scout leader.

Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Gibson and her husband, Thomas, of Southbury; son-in-law, Carmine Serapiglia of Stratford; five grandchildren, Elizabeth and Michelle Serapiglia, Kindra, Gordon and Michael Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, William Dailey, and a sister, Virginia Hrivnak.

Friends are invited to a memorial gathering at the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, located on the corner of Main Street and Gorham Place in Trumbull, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27, to celebrate Parrs' life and share memories.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Faith Serapiglia Scholarship Fund, c/o Ridgefield Academy, 223 West Mountain Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877.



Elizabeth D. Krivensky Seal, 84, of Fairfield, wife of 60 years to the late Woodward Seal, died Nov. 20, 2009, with friends and family by her bedside at home.

Born and raised in Fairfield, she was the daughter of the late John S. and Mary Krivensky. A life-long Fairfield resident, she graduated from Roger Ludlowe High School, class of 1943. She was a loving and caring mother and wife, always there to lend a helping hand.

In her early years, she worked at Reads and Connecticut National Bank. She loved writing letters to governors, enjoyed needlepoint, pressing dried flowers in books and, most of all, singing. Later in life she was dedicated to the love and care of raising her children and being a mother, wife and friend to many.

Recent years brought about new interests -- shopping, dining out and gambling.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary-Elizabeth Seal and her companion, Richard Morin; her son, Stephen R. Seal; one granddaughter, Deborah V. Seal-Cadieux; and her "other children," her cherished pets, Coco, Kody and Indy.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Stephen J. Krivensky; a granddaughter, Tina M. Seal; and her other pets, Bambi, Fluffy and Lady.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Fairfield, with interment to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call today, Nov. 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield.

To sign an online guest book, visit www.Spear



A memorial service for Lillian Shelton White, a life-long resident of Fairfield who died Oct. 26, 2009, at the age of 82, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 4672 Congress St., Fairfield.