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Barbara Paris, 66, Of Danbury

DANBURY, Conn. – Barbara J. Paris of Danbury and formerly of Ridgefield died Jan. 12 at Danbury Hospital. She was 66.

Paris was born April 2, 1946, in Norwalk to Joseph and Edith Cassavechia Califano. Raised in Ridgefield, she attended Ridgefield schools and graduated from Amerigo Beauty School.

She worked as a waitress at the former F.W. Woolworth Store in Ridgefield. She also worked as a cashier at the former First National Store in Ridgefield.

In recent years, Paris was associated with her husband in his building contracting company, Richard W. Paris Inc. in Danbury. She was also a furniture refinisher and did chair caning and weaving.

A lifelong area resident, she was a member of the United State Bowling Congress and St. Mary Parish in Ridgefield. She enjoyed bowling, gardening and trips to Foxwoods.

Paris is survived by her husband of 49 years, Richard W. Paris; a daughter, Jennifer Paris, of Danbury; a son, Richard J. (Jackie) Paris, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a brother, Michael Califano, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1:15 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Church in Ridgefield. Burial will be private, and there are no calling hours. Kane Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Danbury Hospital Development Fund, Oncology Nursing Services, 11 East, 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.

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