June (Feilner) Checkovich
June (Feilner) Checkovich, 93, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Danbury Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, June was the daughter of the late Frank H. Feilner and the late Caroline Kilian Feilner. She was a graduate of Amityville High School and the Katharine Gibbs School in New York; and she lived in a number of communities on Long Island in her youth.
June was a resident of Norwalk, CT for close to 50 years, where she raised her family and was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Since 2000, she has resided in Southbury, CT.
June is survived by her identical twin sister, Trudi (Gertrude) Thorp of Long Island; three daughters, Judith Conti of Wisconsin, Diane Wodehouse and Irene Checkovich of Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Christopher and Andrew DiMichele of Connecticut, Lisa Wodehouse of Massachusetts, Joseph Conti of Wisconsin; and her cherished great grandchildren, Juliana, Alexandria, Andrew, Giovanna, and Shane. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Checkovich; and her youngest daughter, Patricia Laukaitis.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Lutheran Home of Southbury for their dedication, kindness and care of June in the final years of her life.
Calling hours will be held at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT on Monday, December 28, 2015 from 11:00am to 12:00 noon; followed by a brief service and burial at Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk, CT.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Home of Southbury, 990 Main Street North, Southbury, CT 06488, www.lhsouthbury.org.