Anita C. Byers

Anita ByersAnita C. Byers, 84 of New Fairfield, wife of James W. Byers, Jr., died at her home on Sunday morning, March 4, 2012 surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Byers was born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Albert and Marie (née Penza) Chiapparelli.  She attended New York schools and became an executive secretary with Universal Pictures until her marriage to her husband on October 25, 1952.

When her husband returned from serving in the Korean conflict in 1954, she left Brooklyn and moved to New Fairfield where she has resided for the past fifty-eight years.  Anita was a homemaker and kept the books of the family business, A&J Sanitation.  She has been a long time member of St. Edward the Confessor Parish and was once active in the New Fairfield Republican Party.

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and cooking.

In addition to her husband of fifty-nine years, Mrs. Byers is survived her daughter, Patricia M. Byers, MD and her husband, David Roth, MD of Coral Gables, FL; two sons, James W. Byers III, MD and his wife, Stephanie Chuipek, MD of Swarthmore, PA and Robert A. Byers, Esq. and his wife, Donna of New Fairfield, CT; eight grandchildren, Joshua Roth, Jonathan Roth, Maria Byers, James Byers IV, Anna Byers, Anita Byers, Robert Byers and Jimmy Byers.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Byers was predeceased by a brother, Gene Chiapparelli.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 10:30 AM in St. Edward the Confessor Church, New Fairfield.

Interment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Tuesday from 5 PM to 9 PM.

Contributions in Mrs. Byers’ memory and honor may be made to St. Edward the Confessor Church, 21 Brush Hill Rd., New Fairfield, CT  06812 or to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Rd., Suite 139, Wilton, CT  06897.

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