Ethel Miller, 72, portrayed Mrs. Claus at Christmas
Published 2:00 pm, Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Ethel G. (Eberhardt) Miller, 72, of Georgetown, died unexpectedly Sept. 9, 2009, at her home. She was the widow of David B. Miller.
Mrs. Miller was born Aug. 5, 1937, daughter of the late Francis T. Eberhardt and the late Maude (Cannon) Eberhardt. She attended Norwalk public schools.
Mrs. Miller was the proprietor of the Cannondale Luncheonette for many years. More recently, she was the operator of Honeyvale Ceramic Studios.
An avid collector, she was most notably known for her collection of Christmas dolls that she displayed at Redding Pharmacy. She was also seen every year at the pharmacy portraying Mrs. Claus at Christmas time.
Mrs. Miller is survived by a daughter, Donna Faust, and her husband, Rick, of Bethel; a son, William Scribner, and his wife, Marla, of New Milford; four grandchildren, Kyle, Kristen and Kelyn Faust, of Bethel, and Bailey Scribner, of New Milford; an aunt, Mary Ekstrand, of Norwalk; two sisters, Joan Tortora, of Norwalk, and Fran Bradley, of Palm Bay, Fla.; a brother, James Brian Eberhardt, of Forest, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and her close companion, Harry Brasslett, of Weston. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her first husband, Donald Raymond Scribner; a son, Donald Raymond Jr. Scribner, and a daughter, Heather Lynn Miller.
The Bouton Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.