Kathleen Conry Andresen, 98, of Trumbull, wife of the late Ewaldh Andresen, died Jan. 26, 2010, in St.Joseph's Manor.

She is survived by her children, Annette Claire (Nancy) Andresen of Harwichport, Mass., Pamela Conrad and her husband, Ernest of Fairfield, Peter Andresen and his wife, Maria of Mission Viejo, Calif.; grandchildren, Laura Turner of Redding, Pa., Robin Turner of Orleans, Mass., Arthur Conrad and his wife, Christine of Concorde, N.C., Beth Conrad and her companion, Kimberly Bunton of Bristol, Nicole, Travis and Colette Andresen, all of Mission Viejo, Calif., Yvonne Hagan and her husband, Steve of Washington state; great-grandchildren, Sidney Rose Conrad and Ethan Andresen Hagan; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Born and raised in the Boston, Mass., area, she moved with her husband and children to Redding, Pa., where they were residents for a number of years. Moving to be closer to her family, she lived in Cape Cod for 13 years, before settling in Trumbull recently.

In her youth, she proved to be a talented athlete and successfully competed in both speed skating and swimming. Later in life, she enjoyed reading and friendly games of Scrabble with family and friends. A devout Catholic, Andresen was a loving, caring wife, mother and grandmother.

A memorial service celebrating her life will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, Fairfield, with Monsignor Lawrence Carroll to officiate. Friends are invited to greet her family from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Contributions in her name may be directed to St. Vincent's Foundation, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606.

To sign an online register, visit www.Lesko



Ira L. Kasindorf, 85, of Westport, died Jan. 25, 2010, at New York University Medical Center.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Herman and Bessie Kasindorf, he was a U. S. Army veteran who served during World War II. Kasindorf was a member of the Weston Commission on Aging, and served on the board of the League of Women Voters in Weston.

He was predeceased by his wife, Stella Sobelman Kasindorf, in 2004.

Kasindord is survived by his sons, Barry Kasindorf of Franklin, Mass., and Mark Kasindorf of Quincy, Mass.; his sister, Anita Tolin of Barrington, Ill.; and his grandchildren, Alan and Evan.

Services took place Jan. 28 from The Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home, 88 Beach Road, Fairfield; interment followed at Beth El Cemetery in Paramus, N.J.

Memorial contributions may be made to the NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 1st Ave., New York, NY 10016.


Fany Lax, 93, of Fairfield, died Jan. 27, 2010, at The Jewish Home for the Elderly in Fairfield.

Born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a daughter of the late Morris and Rose Klein, she was a member of Congregation Ahavath Achim and the Sisterhood of Ahavath Achim. Lax was also a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Jewish Home, and AMIT Women.

She was a survivor of the Holocaust, and a deeply devoted and religious woman of tradition. Family was her number one priority, and she cherished a very close and special relationship with them, including her extended family and cousins and friends.

Lax was predeceased by her husband, Marton Lax, in 1994, as well as her siblings and her grandson, Mark.

She is survived by her children, Erica Cohen and her husband, Arnold of Fairfield, and Nick Lax and his wife, Alla of Easton; her grandchildren, David and Kendra Cohen, Diane and Michael Matlick, and Danielle Lax; and her great-grandchildren, Maya and Noah Matlick.

Services took place Jan. 28 at Adath Yeshuren Cemetery in Fairfield. The Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Ahavath Achim.


Lottie Anna Mengel, 83, of Southport, formerly of Flushing, N.Y., and Belum, Germany, died Jan. 26, 2010, at St. Vincent's Medical Center.

Born March 14, 1926, in Bardorf, Germany, to the late Carl and Emma Mengel, she is survived by her son, John; daughter-in-law, Beth; and grandchildren, Sheila, Kristin, Clare and Eric.

Mengel moved to the U.S. in 1929 and lived in New York City until her relocation to Southport in 1997, to be closer to her son and family. She was a graduate of Hunter College and a retiree of the U.S. Postal Service.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield, on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mengel's memory for the Haiti Relief Fund of the Save the Children Foundation. Please ask to note on the donations, "In memoriam of Lottie Mengel for Haiti," 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road., Fairfield. To sign an online guest register, visit www.SpearMiller