In Memorium

Timothy Willard Keithley

November 27, 1952 - November 1, 2019

Timothy Willard Keithley, 66, passed away in Jacksonville, Florida on Friday, November 1, 2019. He was born in Bedford, Indiana on November 27, 1952 to Willard Ernest Keithley and Carol Eva Hill-Keithley. He was predeceased by his sister Julie Pope. He is survived by his daughter, Shelley Jeanine Smith; a son, Timothy Ziba Keithley; a sister, Holly Stephens; and two grandchildren, Lance Ziba Keithley and Priscilla Eva Keithley. Timothy greatly enjoyed baseball, and the Love of the Game, and also loved to play pool and was an active member in the American Legion Post 12 in Norwalk, CT., and post 0163 in Melbourne, Florida.

Time to be announced later for internment at Jacksonville National Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made in Timothy's name to your local American Legion Post.

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Stanley H. Remson

1938 - 2019

Stanley H. Remson, age 80, died peacefully at the Norwalk Hospital on Tuesday, May 7, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Sandra Farnham Remson. Stan was born in Norwalk on June 6, 1938, the son of the late Stanley and Rose Remson. He was a graduate of Norwalk High School and then proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was a retired mechanic for Rallye Tire and was a former co-owner of the Springdale Shell gas station. Stan was a sports enthusiast; a member of the American Legion Post 12 and general manager of their baseball team, coach and past president of the Norwalk Athletic Assoc. He especially enjoyed attending all of his granddaughters' activities. Stan was also a member of the St. Ann Club, the Ferris Hill Club and he loved to cook, especially for functions at the American Legion.

Survivors include 2 sons, Stanley J. Remson (Susan) of Norwalk and Sean A. Remson (Lynn) of Sandy Hook, a brother Joseph Remson (Vicki), 6 grandchildren, Kristie DePasquale (Mike), Marissa Watson, Sandy, Julianne, Rebecca and Brooke Remson, 2 great grandchildren Bella and Matthew DePasquale, his uncle Rocky and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM Saturday, May 11 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Ave., Norwalk. Stan's family will receive friends at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk on Friday from 5-8 PM. Members of the St. Ann Club will gather at 7 PM. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please go to

Published in The Hour on May 9, 2019

David B. Evans

March 30, 1920 - February 5, 2019

David Black Evans,98, of Wilton, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Feb. 5th. Born in Norwalk on March 30, 1920, to William and Marjory Riley, he was raised by his adoptive parents, Greek and Henriette Wakefield Evans, in Norwalk and Wilton. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Eleanor Zeman Evans, in 1994. He was educated in various local schools, beginning at Wilton’s Belden Hill School House and graduated from Norwalk High School in 1938, after which he attended Virginia Military Institute. He served in WWII in North Africa and Italy, in the 9th Infantry Division, Reconnaissance, as an advance scout for the infantry, a volunteer.

He worked for the Sprague Meter Company, a division of Textron, In Bridgeport, for 43 years, as plant superintendent. A Past Commander of Norwalk’s American Legion Post 12, he served his beloved Legion for 68 years in many capacities.

Mr. Evans was elected to the Wilton Planning and Zoning Commission in the 1960’s. He served as treasurer of the Wilton Fathers’ Club, and for many years as a canvasser for St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. He was a Wilton Library patron since1951, and a dedicated Friend. He served as a counselor, teaching business skills to inner-city youths in Bridgeport during the 1960’s and 70’s. He was an avid reader, golfer, and life-long member of Red Sox Nation.

Mr. Evans is survived by his daughters, Jan Evans of Wilton, and Nancy Evans Smith of Charlton, MA and her husband, Bradley Smith, his grandson Forest Smith of Charlton, MA, and many nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was pre-deceased by his son, David R. Evans and his granddaughter, Lila Star Smith.

Visiting hours and Celebration of David’s life will be on Saturday, Feb. 16th, from 11:00 A.M. with service beginning at 12:30 PM, at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.

Mildred J. McDermott

December 22, 1932 - July 29, 2023

Mildred J. McDermott, 90, was born on December 22, 1932 in Waterbury. She died on July 29, 2023.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm-8:00pm on August 4, 2023 at Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave. Norwalk, CT. The funeral will take place at 10:30am on August 5, 2023, also at Magner Funeral Home. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Ave. Norwalk.

Annamay M. Sweet

February 13, 1937 - May 2, 2023

Annamay M. Sweet, 86, of Norwalk passed away peacefully May 2, 2023. She was born in Stamford, CT on February 13, 1937 to the late Joseph Meury and Helen Kiesel.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 46 years, Alfred Sweet Sr and her son, Al Sweet Jr.

Annamay was a loving mother and grandmother, she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and enjoyed crossword puzzles, cross stitching and bingo.

She is survived by her children; Lorie Downing (Shawn) of Derby, CT, Ed Sweet (Angela) of Palmdale, CA and Helen Phelan (Scott) of Norwalk, CT, along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ann Hordeski

February 15, 1926 - January 29, 2023

ANN HORDESKI – AGE 96, of Norwalk, CT, passed away on January 29, 2023, in Palm Coast, FL. Born in Stamford, CT on February 15, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Rodney.

Ann was an amazing person. She lived an active and meaningful life. She was Head of the Women's American Legion Auxiliary, the American Legion Bingo at American Legion Post 12, an active member in the Norwalk Senior Center, and the Widow and Widowers Group. Her professional career was at the Norwalk Housing Authority, as a Senior Office Manager for over 30 years. As a devote Catholic, she attends and was an active member of Saint Thomas the Apostle Church in Norwalk, CT.

She was predeceased by her husband Stanley Hordeski in 1996 and is survived by one sister and six predeceased brothers and sisters. She is survived by son Gary Hamilton (Sue) and daughter Pamela Buckley (Ric), and is the proud grandmother of five grandchildren, Ryan Hamilton (Beth), Drew Hamilton (Christine), Tyler Buckley (Michaela), Emily Sigveland (Kevin), and Katy Bender (Eddie). Also, five great-grandchildren, Ryan Jr., Jack, Miles, Graham and Stanley.

Ann enjoyed gardening, quilting with the American Legion women, monthly luncheons with her girlfriends, traveling the world, and most of all spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 5, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Fairfield Memorial Park in Stamford, CT. Following the memorial, a Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the South Norwalk Boat Club in Norwalk, CT. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Legion or Norwalk Senior Center

Joseph M. Murawski

February 15, 2023

Joseph M. Murawski, 81, of Norwalk, CT, passed away peacefully on February 15th, 2023. Born in Stamford, CT to the late Joseph and Angelina (Riante) Murawski, he was a proud Veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving at Camp Pendleton, CA, and later in Hong Kong and Japan before earning his honorable discharge in 1963.

After moving back to Connecticut, Joe spent the next 59 years in the floor covering business, serving both commercial and residential customers. A standout baseball player in high school, he later shared his passion by coaching youth baseball at all levels. A talented vocalist (with a penchant for “doo-wop”), he encouraged his sons - and grandsons - to pursue their varied musical interests each from an early age. His tireless work ethic, positive attitude and clever wit were each his trademark to family and friends, and often provided comfort to perfect strangers as well. Occasionally counseling at a Connecticut prison, volunteering at a local nursing home or simply lending a helping hand to a neighbor, he made friends easily – and had many of them.

But nothing made him happier than spending time with friends, family and, especially, his grandsons. Whether it was watching them play high-school sports, enjoying a musical performance or simply visiting with them across the kitchen table, he never missed a chance to just spend time catching up.

Joe is survived by his sons; Joseph, and his wife Barbara (Norwalk), his son Darryl (Norwalk), and his beloved grandsons; Michael (San Diego, CA), Christopher (Santa Monica, CA), and Sean (Norwalk, CT); his brother, John (Norwalk); many nieces and nephews; and his loving partner of 25 years, Linda Lyons. He was pre-deceased by his sister, Jean Lasczak.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 25th, 10am at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 23 Half Mile Road, Norwalk, CT 06851.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to Regional Hospice in Danbury, CT at or 203.702.7400.