Stephen Berecz, 97, Of Fairfield, Retired Bullard Company Employee

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Stephen "Whitey" Berecz of Fairfield died July 6. He was 97.

Berecz was born Oct. 13, 1917. A retiree of the Bullard Company, he was a World War II Merchant Marine Veteran. He was a St. Emery's Church trustee, the first "Knight of the Year" of the Father Coleman Council K of C, an Eagle Scout leader, Squire founder, and Sea Scout leader.

Berecz is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Barbara (Jim Hoffmann) and Bonnie (Jim Hicks); four grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Calling hours are Wednesday, July 9 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the home of the deceased. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Emery's Church by contacting Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center.

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