Frieda M. Athans

Frieda M. Athans, 85, of New Milford, formerly of Danbury, wife of the late Donald H. Athans, died on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Mrs. Athans was born in Orange, New Jersey, March 29, 1930, a daughter of John and Stella (Ganim) Maroun. She attended New Jersey schools and graduated from the Norwalk (CT) Hospital School of Nursing.

She was employed with the Bard-Parker Corporation, a division of Becton-Dickinson and later volunteered at the Danbury Hospital while serving as a counselor at the Christian Counseling Center.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Danbury.

Mrs. Athans is survived by a son, David D. Athans of Sandy Hook, CT; a daughter, Sandra Butler of Ramona, CA, six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Athans was predeceased by two sisters, Ellie R. Gerchak and Janet Villani Swan and by two brothers, Frederick J. Maroun and Joseph H. Bargolla.

Graveside funeral services and burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury at the direction of the family.

The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a wake service at 7 pm conducted by Fr. David W. Franklin, Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Parish, Danbury.

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