Wednesday, December 17, 2003
10:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 102 - International Hospitality Committee
Noon - Room 309/307 - Citizens Brown Bag Luncheon
7 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Conservation Commission
7:30 p.m. - Library - Library Board
Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Helen Kowalsky McCoy of Westport, a longtime employee with her late brothers of the well-known Westport construction firm Kowalsky Brothers, has died at the age of 83.
McCoy, wife of the late Robert A. McCoy, Sr., died Monday in Norwalk Hospital, family members said.
Born in Westport, McCoy was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Cherub Kowalsky and had been a lifelong town resident.
Prior to retiring, she was the office manager for Kowalsky Brothers for 40 years. A graduate of Staples High School, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Joseph J. Clinton VFW Post 399 and an avid gardener.
In addition to her husband Mrs. McCoy was also predeceased by three brothers, Paul, Joseph and John Kowalsky and one sister, Joan Gallo.
Survivors include a son, Robert A. McCoy, Jr., of Fairfield, three daughters, Carole MacIntyre of Weston, Susan Kokoska of Newtown, and Robin Burns of Sugar Run, Pa.; a brother, Edward J. Kowalsky of Westport, and a sister, Nan Petraskos of Boca Raton, Fla.
She is also survived by five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may attend the funeral Friday at 9:20 a.m from the Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East, and 10 a.m. at St. Luke Church, 84 Long Lots Road, for a Mass of Christian Burial.
Interment will follow in Assumption Cemetery, Greens Farms. The family will receive friends in the funeral home Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Westport First Selectman Diane Goss Farrell scheduled a mid-day news conference today to announce a successor to retiring Police Chief William J. Chiarenzelli.
Deputy Police Chief Alfred R. Fiore, 47, appeared to be the leading candidate over fellow Deputy Chiefs Donald Brown and David Heinmiller, according to several Town Hall sources.
But Farrell was still talking to the candidates and other officials as late as Monday, the sources said, and her final choice was not known.
Farrell had said last week that she planned to appoint the successor to Chiarenzelli before the Christmas holidays and there was speculation she might use Wednesdays citizensҒ brown bag lunch for the occasion.
Chiarenzelli announced Nov. 26 that he would retire Jan. 1 after a 38-year career with the department.
Last week, the Police Pension Board approved a $89,810 annual disability benefit for Chiarenzelli.
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