Services set for Danbury man killed on Route 25
Services have ben set for the 59-year-old Danbury man who was killed off-loading equipment on Route 25 in Brookfield last Friday.
Harold Trafton, 58, of Danbury, died at Danbury Hospital after he was struck by a car.
At 9:17 a.m. last Friday, Brookfield police got a 911 call about a crash involving a pedestrian in the 200 block of Whisconier Road — Route 25. Police said a paving company was off-loading a piece of equipment from a trailer on the road, in the southbound lane, when the accident happened.
Trafton was in the roadway when a car driven by Brookfield resident Linda Pendergast, headed south on Route 25 near Farview Road, moved into the northbound lane to go around the trailer.
But in the attempt, police said, Pendergast’s car hit Trafton.
Harold “Hal” Trafton was born in Bangor, Maine, Sept. 9, 1960 a son of Marilyn (Smith) Trafton of Bangor and the late James Trafton. He was the husband of Patricia (Testa) Trafton.
According to his death notice, Trafton was a resident of the area since 1980 coming from Maine.
“Hal met the love of his life in 1982 at the Barden Corp. of Danbury. They were united in marriage in 1986 and later started a family in 1988 having their twins, Jessica and James.
“Hal worked with Poughkeepsie Concrete for many years, followed by Site Services of Southbury. The last 20 years, he spent working side by side with Danny Falls at F&D Fall Excavating along with his son, Chris Falls. The past year, Hal was employed with Elmer Lewis & Sons Excavating, where he continued to enjoy working in construction.
“Hal was a hard worker who would give you the shirt off his back, and willing to do anything for anyone at the drop of a hat. He loved working and doing things at home in the garage. Had had a love for building things and making new contraptions. He especially loved going for rides on his tractor. He was a huge fan of the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox.
“He will be deeply missed and never forgotten,” his death notice said.
In addition to his wife Patricia and twins, Jessica and James, he is survived by two brothers, Andrew Trafton, Timothy Trafton (Cindy); a sister, Debra Trafton (Edward); a sister in law, Lenora Testa and two brothers in law, Gary Testa (Allison) and Andrew Testa (Sheri), and several nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
He is also survived by Daniel Szast, who was another son to Hal.
In addition to his father is predeceased by a brother-in-law, Michael Testa.
The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11Granville Avenue, Danbury from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Interment will be private and at the discretion of the family.