Sophie H. Crown of Milford, formerly of Norwalk and Westport, wife of the late Arthur Crown, died April 25, 2010, in Lord Chamberlain in Stratford.

Born on April 24, 1926, in Bedford, N.Y., to the late Wasslie and Sarah (Eisashak) Antoniuk, she was a renowned hairdresser for more than 40 years. Crown worked at several area salons, including Camille's Salon and Philip's Salon of Westport.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet Novak of Milford; her sisters, Ann Sobocinski of Milford and Helen Restucci, and her brothers, Alexander and Frederick Antoniuk, all of New York; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, William.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 1, at 11 a.m. in Christ the Redeemer Church, Milford; interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hole in the Wall Gang Fund, 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511.

Arrangements are in the care of the Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 Broad St., Milford. To offer an online condolence, visit