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Nancy Ramirez

October 17, 2017

Nancy Torres Ramirez, 57 of New Haven died peacefully on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Angelo Ramirez. Nancy was born in Lajas, Puerto Rico on October 6, 1960, a daughter of Francisco Torres of New Haven and the late Natividad Lopez Torres. She had resided in Brooklyn, NY for eighteen years before...
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Colburn E. Tompkins

October 15, 2017

Colburn Emanuel Tompkins, 81 better known as "Tommy" of Hamden died peacefully at his home on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Colburn was born in Washington, DC on December 15, 1935, a son of the late Clarence D. and Louise Johnson Tompkins. He proudly served his country with the US Army from 1954-1957. He performed in boxing matches through the USO. He moved to New Haven after being discharged. On...
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Alia Lotfy Jacob

October 14, 2017

Alia Lotfy Jacob, 59 of East Hampton, CT died peacefully on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Sameh Fam. Alia was born in Fayoum, Egypt on October 31, 1957, a daughter of the late Lotfy Jacob and the late Afifa Wasely. She had resided in Hamden for ten years before moving to East Hampton five years ago. Before...
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Jorge Luís Burgos

October 13, 2017

Jorge Luís Burgos, 43 of New Haven died peacefully on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Jennifer Corado. Jorge was born in New Haven on May 4, 1974, a son of Zoraida Gonzalez Burgos of New Haven and the late Pablo Burgos, and was a lifelong city resident. He was a para professional (teacher's assistant) for...
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Dalila Peréz

October 11, 2017

Dalila Peréz, 88 of New Haven died peacefully on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Manuel Peréz. Dalila was born in Comerio, Puerto Rico on January 26, 1929, a daughter of the late Hipólito Colón and the late Francisca Meléndez. She lived in Bayamon, Puerto Rico for most of her...
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Pablo Ortiz

October 7, 2017

Pablo Ortiz, 84 of New Haven died peacefully on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Hilda Luz Rivera Ortiz. Pablo was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on February 2, 1933, a son of the late Olegario Ortiz and the late Margarita Cintrón. He had resided in New Haven for the past sixty five years. Pablo...
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Luís Damiani

September 21, 2017

Luís Damiani, 61 of New Haven died peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford. Luís was born in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico on March 22, 1956, a son of Maria Magdalena Lopez of Naples, FL and the late Vicente Damiani, and had resided in New Haven for the past forty seven years. Luís was a self-employed roofer who worked for many years in the construction...
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Clara C. Cox

September 19, 2017

Clara Constance Nuzzolillo Cox, 81 of New Haven, formerly of West Haven, Westfield, MA, and Hardyston, NJ died peacefully on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Mary Wade Home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late James R. Cox, Sr. Clara was born in New Haven on September 16, 1936, a daughter of the late Julius and Alice Pearson Nuzzolillo. She had resided in New...
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Florentina García Rodriguez

September 19, 2017

Florentina García Rodriguez, 70 of New Haven died peacefully Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Masonicare Health Center, Wallingford with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Bienvenido Gonzalez Ramos. Florentina was born in Añasco, Puerto Rico on April 27, 1947, a daughter of the late Florencio García and the late Rosa Rodriguez, and had resided in New Haven since 1981....
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Adeline O. Cosenza

September 18, 2017

Adeline Orifice Cosenza, 75 of Middletown, formerly of East Haven and New Haven died peacefully on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown with her loving family by her side. Adeline was born in New Haven on January 28, 1942, a daughter of the late Rinaldo and Maria Cavallaro Orifice, and had resided in East Haven for most of her life before moving to Middletown two years ago...
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Edward Albert DeLucia, Jr.

September 17, 2017

Edward "Eddie" Albert DeLucia, Jr., 47 of Meriden died suddenly on Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Meriden from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Eddie was born in New Haven on October 7, 1969, a son of Maureen Gilson DeLucia Kenny of East Haven and the late Edward Albert DeLucia, Sr. He had resided in East Haven for twenty five years before moving to Meriden twenty two years ago. Eddie...
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Charles J. Peschel

September 17, 2017

Charles John Peschel, 65 of Cheshire died peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Smilow Cancer Hospital of Yale-New Haven Hospital after a corageous battle with AML, and with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of twenty nine years to Nan Stockmal Peschel. Charles was born in New Haven on August 21, 1952, a son of Charles L. Peschel of Milford and the late Elizabeth...
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Mara Leon Halepas

September 15, 2017

Mara Leon Halepas of Orange died peacefully at her home on Friday, September 15, 2017 with her loving family by her side. Mara was born in Meriden, a daughter of the late Leon and Haritsa Xanthakos Halepas, and had resided in the Orange-Milford area for the past seventeen years. She was a part owner of National Wholesale Florist Supply Co., Inc. of Orange. Mara was a longtime dedicated member of...
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Patricia D. D'Amato

September 14, 2017

Patricia D'Ambrosio D'Amato, 73 of Bethany died peacefully at her home on Thursday, September 14, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of fifty two years to Peter D'Amato. Patricia was born in New Haven on January 23, 1944, a daughter of the late John and Gilda Percopo D'Ambrosio, and had resided in Bethany for the past forty years. Patricia's family wishes to express...
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Tony Chardon

September 13, 2017

Tony Chardon, 64 of New Haven died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of thirty nine years to Evelyn Casanova Chardon. Tony was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on February 24, 1953, a son of the late Ventura and Carmen Melendez Chardon, and had resided in New Haven for the past forty seven years. He was a Dietary...
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José Antonio Rivera

September 11, 2017

José Antonio Rivera, 78 of New Haven died suddenly at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Monday, September 11, 2017, after being stricken at home. He was the beloved husband of forty two years to Flora Rivera. José was born in Comerio, Puerto Rico on January 30, 1939, a son of the late Antonio and Maria Rivera. He had resided in Brooklyn, NY for most of his life, and moved to New Haven after returning...
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Alvin Ponce Calderón

September 10, 2017

Alvin Ponce Calderón, 29 of West Haven died suddenly at his home on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Alvin was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on November 30, 1987, a son of Luís Estrada of West Haven and the late Ruth Calderón Estrada. He had resided in New Haven for nine years before moving to West Haven fifteen years ago. Alvin was currently working as a stocking clerk at the Family Dollar Store...
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William H. Scarpa

September 6, 2017

William H. " Bill" Scarpa, 93 of Hamden, formerly of Derby died peacefully at the Veterans' Administration Medical Center, West Haven on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Louise A. Cappabianco Scarpa. Bill was born in Derby on March 30, 1924, a son of the late Joseph and Marietta Crocamo Scarpa, and had resided in Derby for most of his life before moving to...
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Dennis J. Mendillo

September 6, 2017

Dennis J. "Chunk" Mendillo, 63 of North Haven, formerly of Orange died peacefully on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Susan Spinelli Mendillo. Dennis was born in New Haven on March 9, 1954, a son of the late Joseph and Lucy Forte Mendillo, and had resided in New Haven for most of his life...
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Annmarie Piccolo

September 3, 2017

Annmarie Hemenway Piccolo, 54 of Ansonia passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford. Annmarie was born in in Derby on March 2, 1963, the beloved first daughter of Ann Carol Donofrio and Thomas "Tim" Hemmenway of Ansonia. Annmarie went to Ansonia schools and the University of Hartford, where she received a degree in special education. She was a teacher for many...
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Robert W. Orrell

September 2, 2017

Robert W. Orrell, 81 of Sannibel, FL and Charlestown, RI died at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT on Saturday, September 2, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Nina Ducker Orrell. Mr. Orrell is also survived by a son, Matthew Orrell of Boston, MA. Services for Mr. Orrell were private and entrusted to the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven, CT. www...
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Patricia B. Parker

September 2, 2017

Patricia "Pat" Bogen Parker, 76 of North Haven died peacefully on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the Masonicare Health Center. She was born in New Haven on November 14, 1940 to the late Charles A. Bogen and the late Helen Comiskey Bogen. Pat went to Sacred Heart Grammar School, then to East Haven High School and Hillhouse High School. She married Charles F. Parker, Jr. in 1958, and had four...
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Louis R. Cordova

August 26, 2017

Louis Raymond Cordova, 85 of Wallingford died peacefully on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Masonicare Health Center, Wallingford with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of sixty one years to Helene Keefe Cordova. Louis was born in East Haven on July 12, 1932, a son of the late Louis and Margaret Levatino Cordova, and had resided in Wallingford for the past fifty two...
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Carolyn E. Justus-Flood

August 24, 1949 - August 25, 2017

Mrs. Carolyn Edwards Justus-Flood, 68 of New Haven died Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem, Virginia. She was the beloved wife of William Flood. Carolyn was born in Roanoke, VA on August 24, 1949, a daughter of the late Marcellus A. and Thelma Lee Edwards, Sr. She graduated from Lucy Addison High School in Roanoke, followed by a Bachelor's Degree from Federal City...
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Diana Maria Rey

August 19, 2017

"Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don't lengthen it now with undo grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free." -Author Unknown Diana "Diane" Maria Rey, 49, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Diane was born in Pittsburgh, PA on December 29, 1967, a daughter of Miguel Angel and Juanita (Cordova) Rey. She was a...
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Pedro Torres, Jr.

August 19, 2017

Pedro Torres, Jr., 63 of New Haven died Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus. Pedro was born in New York City on February 8, 1954, a son of the late Pedro and Clara Velez Torres, Sr. He is survived by a daughter, Carmen Rosa Torres of Dallas, TX, one granddaughter, Jocelyn Soto of Dallas and two sisters, Carmen Torres of New London and Rosa Casiano of Homestead...
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Roberto Colón Ortiz

August 16, 2017

Roberto Colón Ortiz, 61 of New Haven died peacefully on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side. Roberto was born in Coamo, Puerto Rico on July 11, 1956, a son of the late Gilberto Colón Maldonado and the late Gladys Ortiz. He had lived in Coamo for most of his life, in Middletown, NJ for several years, and in New Haven for the past four years....
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José Rafael Santini, Sr.

August 13, 2017

José Rafael Santini, Sr., 70 of New Haven died peacefully on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of thirty eight years to Luz Peréz Santini. José was born in Coamo, Puerto Rico on July 27, 1970, a son of Carmen Espada Santini if New Haven and the late Carlos Santini, and had resided in New Haven for thirteen years...
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John True, Jr.

August 11, 2017

John True, Jr., 60 of New Haven died suddenly at his home on Friday, August 11, 2017. John was born on April 17, 1957. A private funeral service is planned. The Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., has been entrusted with arrangements. www.washingtonmemorialfh.com
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Nancy Ann Paolillo

August 10, 2017

Nancy Ann Paolillo, 56 of Wallingford died peacefully after a short illness on Thursday, August 10,2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Nancy was born in New Haven on February 14, 1961, a daughter of Alphonse V. Paolillo, Sr. of Wallingford and the late Patricia A. Imperato Paolillo, and had resided in Wallingford for the past 38 years. She was the floral designer and manager of Petals & Scents...
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Carl Joseph Makula III

August 9, 2017

Carl Joseph Makula, III, 20 of North Haven passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NYC on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Carl was born in New York City on July 7, 1997, the beloved son of Carl and Maribel Vera Makula, Jr. and had resided in North Haven for the past eleven years. He was a 2016 graduate of North Haven High School, and was currently a freshman...
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Eufemia "Effie' Smith

August 7, 2017

Eufemia "Effie" M. Smith, 82 of East Haven died peacefully on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus with her loving family by her side. Effie was born in New Haven on March 7, 1935, a daughter of the late Augustine and Josephine Apicelli DeMatteo, and had resided in East Haven for most of her life. She was a department manager at the former Bradlee's Department...
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Florence A. Guglietti

July 28, 2017

Florence A. Della Camera Guglietti, 92 of North Haven died peacefully at her home on Friday, July 28, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of sixty three years to Frank E. Guglietti. Florence was born in New Haven on July 12, 1925, a daughter of the late Louis and Christina DeMayo Della Camera, and had resided in North Haven for the past fifty four years. She was an...
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Vincenzo Frioni

July 25, 2017

Vincenzo Frioni, 76 of North Haven died peacefully at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of fifty two years to Natalia Sanches Frioni. Vincenzo was born in Alatri, province of Frosinone, Italy on December 4, 1940 a son of the late Luigi and Francesca "Maria" Puperi Frioni, and had resided in North Haven for the past...
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Martin Lopez, Jr.

July 24, 2017

Martin Lopez, Jr., 60 of New Haven died peacefully on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side. Martin was born in New Haven on February 14, 1957, a son of Martin and Carmen Carrillo Lopez, Sr. of New Haven, and was a lifelong city resident. He was a carpenter by trade and owned and operated the former Martin Handyman Services. He also worked as a...
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Russell Alan Judd

July 21, 2017

Russell Alan Judd, 66 of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of New Haven died Friday, July 21, 2017 after a short illness. Russell was born in Branford on May 10, 1951, the second son of the late Frederick W. Judd, Sr., and Ruth Benham Judd Swan. He was a twenty year U.S. Naval Veteran, and a member of the Jacksonville Woodworkers Club. Russell is survived by three brothers, Fred (Anna) Judd, Jr. of...
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Helen Elizabeth Mauhs

July 18, 2017

Helen Elizabeth Mauhs, 86 of Hamden passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife and best friend of more than sixty years to Karl Mauhs. Helen was born in Coraopolis, PA on November 4, 1930, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary Venus Sambold. She grew up in Austria, and returned to the U.S. at the age of...
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Carmen Noreida Díaz

July 11, 2017

Carmen Noreida Díaz, 65 of New Haven died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of thirty one years to José R. Díaz. Carmen was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on November 24, 1951, a daughter of the late Felix Rivera Santiago and the late Antonia Martinez Rivera. She moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 2005, and had resided in...
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Paula Margarita Burgos

July 9, 2017

Paula Margarita Burgos, 83 of New Haven died peacefully at her home on Sunday, July 9, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late José Angel Burgos. Paula was born in Lajas, Puerto Rico on January 29, 1934 a daughter of the late Rafaela Flores, and had resided in New Haven for the past twenty three years. She was a textile worker for many years while residing...
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Daisy Y. Gonzalez

July 6, 2017

Daisy Y. Gonzalez, 54 of New Haven died suddenly at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Thursday, July 6, 2017 She was the beloved wife of twenty nine years to Luís Gonzalez. Daisy was born in Jersey City, NJ on May 5, 1963, a daughter of the late Robinson Arroyo and the late Juanita Rivera Nuñez, and had resided in New Haven for the past forty seven years. She was a committed activist, wife, mother and...
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Kimberly Lee Payne

July 6, 2017

Kimberly Lee Sher Payne, 40 of East Haven died suddenly at her home on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Kimberly was born in Milford on September 14, 1976, a daughter of Ross and Margaret Beverly DeGraff Sherr of East Haven. She had resided in East Haven for the past eighteen years, and previously had resided in West Haven for many years. In addition to her parents, Kimberly is survived by two daughters,...
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Ana Delia Carrasquillo Lopez

June 26, 2017

Ana Delia Carrasquillo Lopez, 74 of New Haven, formerly of Loiza, Puerto Rico died peacefully at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Monday, June 26, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of fifty five years to Sixto Dippini. Ana was born in Loiza on April 26, 1943, a daughter of the late Arcadio Carrasquillo and the late Lucía Lopez, and had resided in Loiza for most of her...
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William E. McKiernan

June 15, 2017

William "Bill" E. McKiernan, 80 of Crawfordville, FL, formerly of New Haven and East Haven died peacefully at his home on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Bill was born in New Haven on July 8, 1936, a son of the late Stephen J. and Elizabeth Browne McKiernan, and had resided in New Haven and East Haven for most of his life before moving to Crawfordville twenty five years ago. He was a postal carrier for...
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Samuel "Sammy" Gonzalez

June 14, 2017

Samuel "Sammy" Gonzalez, Sr., 66 of New Haven died peacefully on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side. Sammy was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico on July 11, 1950, a son of the late Ramón Gonzalez and the late Angela Torres, and had resided in New Haven since 1974. He was a grit blaster for Turbine Components of Branford for several years until...
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Joseph Allen Danaher

June 12, 2017

Joseph Allen Danaher, 75 of Lyme, New Hampshire, formerly of White River Junction, Vermont, and Hartford, Connecticut died peacefully on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side. Joe was born in Hartford, CT on October 7, 1941, a son of the late Robert and Maxine Withington Danaher. He grew up in White River Junction, was a graduate of Hartford High...
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Robert Ruzinsky

June 8, 2017

Robert Ruzinsky, 58 of New Haven died suddenly at his home on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Robert was born in Waterbury on June 24, 1959, and had resided in New Haven for much of his life. He was a self-employed mechanic, and enjoyed reading books down at the New Haven Green and riding his bike. He is survived by his brother Wayne Miller and his long time companion Denise Ciarcia, both of New Haven. A...
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Charles C. Diglio, Jr.

June 7, 2017

Charles "Charlie" C. Diglio, Jr., 88 of Wallingford died peacefully on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Skyview Center, Wallingford after a short illness. He was the beloved husband of sixty four years to Julia "Julie" Guidone Diglio. Charlie was born in New Haven on September 9, 1928, a son of the late Charles C. and Helen Lipka Diglio, Sr. and had resided in Wallingford since 1958. He was a...
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Eva Rivera

June 3, 2017

Eva Rivera Cruz, 70 of New Haven died peacefully on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with her loving family by her side. Eva was born in Gurabo, Puerto Rico on December 16, 1946, a daughter of the late Diego Rivera and the late Dolores Cruz, and had resided in New Haven for the past fifty two years. She worked at the former Echlin Co. of Branford for twenty five years until...
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Joshua Rivera

June 2, 2017

Joshua Rivera, 27 of New Haven died suddenly on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Josh was born in New Haven on October 26, 1989, a son of the late Santiago Falero, Sr. and the late Maria Rivera, and was a lifelong New Haven resident. He attended Wilbur Cross High School, and received his GED from New Haven Adult Education. Josh loved video games, they were his passion and his life...
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Edward A. Bruneau, Jr.

May 30, 2017

Edward A. Bruneau, Jr., 32 of North Haven died suddenly on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 while working in Eaton, Ohio. Ed was born in New Haven on November 13, 1984, a son of Edward A. Bruneau, Sr. of North Haven and Pamela Ryan of New Haven, and had lived in North Haven for most of his life. He was a 2000 graduate of Vinal Tech High School of Middletown, and was currently employed as a truck driver for...
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Jo-Ann Criscuola

May 30, 2017

Jo-Ann Criscuola, 64 of North Haven, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved sister of Salvatore Nicholas Criscuolo. Jo-Ann was born in New Haven on June 24, 1952, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Madeline Perito Criscuolo. She worked at Footprints for twenty six years where she had countless friends....
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Joseph J. Furtak

May 20, 2017

Joseph J. Furtak, age 81, of Hamden, devoted husband of Anne Raphael Furtak, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The youngest son of Joseph and Antoinette Furtak, Joe was doted on by his five siblings, Leo, Teddy, Eddie, Sophie and Jane. He often ribbed his siblings about how they were sternly directed to eat what was offered before his mom turned to him and asked if Joey (the baby of the...
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Millicent E. Monsanto

May 16, 2017

Millicent E. Monsanto, 94 of New Haven died peacefully on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with her loving family by her side. Ms. Monsanto was born in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands on June 6, 1922 a daughter of the late Francisco Ross and the late Tryphema Monsanto, and had resided in New Haven for the past ten years. While in St. Thomas she worked as a self...
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Jonathan Michael Lord

May 14, 2017

Jonathan Michael Lord, 47 of North Branford, formerly of North Miami, FL and West Haven died suddenly on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Jon was born in Bridgeport on December 12, 1969, a son of Janet Lord of Bellmore, NY and the late Leonard Gordon. He was raised in North Miami, and had lived in West Haven for many years before moving to North Branford twelve years ago. Jon was a salesman in the computer...
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José Ramón Vazquez

May 14, 2017

José Ramón Vazquez, 72 of New Haven died peacefully at his home on Sunday, May 14, 2017 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of forty years to Luz Burgos. José was born in Comerío, Puerto Rico on March 21, 1945, a son of Josefa Zayas of Lowell, MA and the late Leopoldo Vazquez. He had resided in Comerio for most of his life before moving to New Haven four and one...
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Marie M. Frosceno

May 9, 2017

Marie Melillo Frosceno, 80 of Del Ray Beach, FL, formerly of Hamden and East Haven died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Del Ray Medical Center after a long illness. Marie was born in New Haven on May 26, 1936, a daughter of the late Fred and Josephine Nuzzo Melillo. She had resided in Hamden for twenty five years, East Haven for twenty years, and in Del Ray Beach for the past fifteen years. Marie was...
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Ana Lidia Colón

May 6, 2017

Ana Lidia Colón, 73 of New Haven died peacefully at Connecticut Hospice, Branford on Saturday, May 6, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of twenty two years to Luís Pinto. Ana was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico on February 8, 1944, a daughter of the late Juan Colón and the late Carmen Cedeño, and had resided in New Haven since 1992. She is also survived by two sons,...
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Margaret Ann Vasquez

May 5, 2017

Margaret Ann Vasquez, 35 of New Haven died suddenly at her home on Friday, May 5, 2017. Margaret was born in New Haven on May 10, 1981, a daughter of Christopher Burns of New Haven and the late Maria Vasquez, and was a lifelong New Haven resident. Maria was formerly employed at Logisticare and later Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Haven. She is survived by one daughter, Mariah Jimenez of...
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Maria Camacho

April 28, 2017

Maria Camacho, 64 of New Haven died peacefully on Friday, Apri 28, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with her loving family by her side. Maria was born in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, a daughter of Francisco Camacho and Asuncíon Lopez of Ponce, Puerto Rico, and had lived in New Haven for a total of ten years. While in Puerto Rico she worked as a licensenced practical nurse for eight years until 2001....
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Grace Helen Roman

April 27, 2017

Grace Helen Roman, 52 of New Haven, formerly of Hamden died suddenly at her home on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Grace was born in Rumford, Maine on May 17, 1964, a daughter of Elsie Roman of West Haven and the late Ernesto Roman. She is also survived by two daughters, Tina Jacobs of New Haven and Sabrina Jacobs of Litchfield, one son, Anthony Jacobs of North Branford, one sister, Ernestine Bibens...
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Alfred J. DiLeone

April 20, 2017

Alfred J. DiLeone, 84 of Hamden died peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 20, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Alfred was born in Hamden on September 5, 1932, a son of the late Antonio and Anna Raccuia DiLeone, and was a lifelong Hamden resident. He co-owned and operated the former Century Reproductions Co. of New Haven for twenty years, and later worked for the former Charette Art...
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Marina Isabel Tinoco

April 14, 2017

Marina Isabel Tinoco, 58 of New Haven died peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford with her loving family by her side. Marina was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on July 18, 1958, a daughter of the late Juan de la Cruz and the late Grecia Vasquez, and had resided in New Haven for the past thirty one years. She was a nurse's aid for more than twenty...
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William "Bill" Coletta

April 14, 2017

Coletta, William "Bill" William "Bill" Coletta, 86 of North Haven formerly of Hamden and New Haven died peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus after a short illness. He was the beloved husband of twelve years to Kathy Massella Coletta. Bill was born in New Haven on August 23, 1930, a son of the late Joseph and Lucia Ciardiello Coletta, and...
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Maria Victoria Pedroza Cordero

April 13, 2017

Maria Victoria Pedroza Cordero, 52 of New Haven died peacefully at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Thursday, April 13, 2017 with her loving family by her side. Maria was born in Corozal, Puerto Rico on November 10, 1964, a daughter of Carmen Cordero of New Haven and the late Victor Pedroza, and had resided in New Haven for the past forty years. She is survived by one daughter, Rosalinda Osorio Pedroza...
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Victor Matos Franceschi

April 10, 2017

Victor Matos Franceschi, 53 of Hamden and Ponce, Puerto Rico died peacefully on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Julia Sgrazutti Rodriguez. Victor was born in Ponce on September 5, 1963, a son of Juan Matos of Ponce and Elvira Franceschi Gaston of Philadelphia, PA. While in Ponce, Victor owned and operated La Esquina del Sur Restaurant for several...
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Joan Ayotte

April 8, 2017

Joan Ayotte, 70 of West Haven, formerly of New Haven died suddenly at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Joan was born in New Haven on March 12, 1947, a daughter of the late Roland and Madeline Ayotte. She had resided in New Haven for most of her life before moving to West Haven ten years ago. Joan is survived by two sons, Anthony Ayotte, and Albert (Veronica) Alvarado of New...
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Maria H. Peréz

April 6, 2017

Maria H. Peréz, 76 of New Haven died peacefully at her home on Thursday, April 06, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of José Arroyo. Maria was born in Isabela, Puerto Rico on April 28, 1940, a daughter of the late Eugenio Peréz and the late Auria Torres, and had resided in New Haven for the past sixteen years. She is also survived by one daughter, Carmen Peréz...
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Melissa Faye Shaw

April 3, 2017

Melissa Faye Marsh Shaw, 45 of North Branford, CT and San Antonio, TX died suddenly in Branford, CT on April 3, 2017. She was the beloved wife of John Vanderstay Shaw. Melissa was born in San Antonio on January 12, 1972, a daughter of James Leroy Marsh, and Linda Wall Marsh of San Antonio. She was a registered nurse for Accountable Healthcare of Boca Raton, FL, and was currently working at Yale...
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Jorge Alberto Vallejo Cardona

April 2, 2017

Jorge Alberto Vallejo Cardona, 58 of Bethel died peacefully at Danbury Hospital on Sunday, April 2, 2017 after a short illness, and with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Lucia Foronda. Jorge was born in Medellin, Colombia on April 20, 1958, a son of Jorge Vallego and Berenize Cardona of Medellin, and had resided in Bethel for the past sixteen years. While living in...
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Ramon Neal

March 30, 2017

Ramon Neal, 82 of North Haven died suddenly at his home on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Mr. Neal was born in New Haven on February 1, 1935 a son of the late Mildred Neal, and was a lifelong North Haven resident. He owned and operated the former Neal's Dairy Farm of North Haven for many years. Mr. Neal is survived by several cousins including David Taft of East Haven. Relatives and friends will be...
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Gilberto Rosario

March 28, 2017

Gilberto Rosario, 50 of New Haven died peacefully on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side. Gilberto was born in Guayama, Puerto Rico on August 23, 1966, a son of Iris Yolanda de Leon Rivera of New Haven and the late Angel M. Rivera, and had resided in New Haven for most of his life. He is also survived by one daughter, Iris Rosario, and two sons,...
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Maria Jimenez Osorio

March 27, 2017

Maria Jimenez Osorio, 53 of New Haven, formerly of Cataño, Puerto Rico died peacefully on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford with her loving family by her side. Maria was born in Cataño on September 20, 1963 a daughter of Maria Osorio Jimenez of New Haven and the late Felix Jimenez. She had resided in Cataño for most of her life before moving to New Haven two months ago....
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Carlos Antonio Juarbe

March 22, 2017

Carlos Antonio Juarbe, 83 of New Haven died peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Connecticut Hospice after a long illness and surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of fifty five years to Milagros Melendez Juarbe. Carlos was born in Isabela, Puerto Rico on March 30, 1933, a son of the late Antonio and Gregoria Quiles Juarbe, and had resided in New Haven for more...
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Edwin Reyes Bonilla

March 16, 2017

Edwin Reyes Bonilla, 54 of New Haven died suddenly at his home on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Edwin was born in New Haven on February 13, 1963, a son of Felix and Elizabeth Bonilla Reyes, Sr. of New Haven, and was a lifelong New Haven resident. He most recently was employed by the City of New Haven, Dept. of Public Works for five years until 2008. He had previously worked as a groundskeeper at All...
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Alberto Tomei

March 14, 2017

Alberto Tomei, 92 of Hamden died peacefully on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. He was the beloved husband of sixty one years to Domenica "Mimi" Santia Tomei. Alberto was born in Supino, province of Frosinone, Italy on July 6, 1924, a son of the late Giuseppe and Maria Santia Tomei. He came to the U.S. in 1954, eventually settling with his family in Hamden. After WWII, and while still in Italy he served...
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Santa Balley de Torres

March 8, 2017

Santa Balley de Torres, 54 of New Haven died peacefully on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 with her loving family by her side. Santa was born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic on December 23, 1962, a daughter of Genara Acevedo of New Haven, and the late Adolfo Balley, and had resided in New Haven for the past twenty seven years. She is also survived by four daughters, Maria and Tatiana Torres of New...
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Albert J. Magliochetti, Sr.

March 4, 2017

Albert J. Magliochetti, Sr., 88 of Hamden, beloved husband, father and grandfather met his angels, and passed on to eternal life on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The void he leaves in the lives of those who loved him and looked to him for answers, is beyond words. Albert was born on May 5, 1928 in Hamden, to the late Angelina (Mascia) Magliochetti, and Alfredo Magliochetti. He graduated from Boardman...
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Ramón E. Ramírez

March 3, 2017

Ramón E. Ramírez, 63 of New Haven died peacefully at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus on Friday, March 3, 2017, with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Carmen M. Hernandez. Ramón was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico on August 31, 1936, a son of the late Enriqué Ramírez and the late Maria Marín. He had resided in San Juan, Puerto Rico for most of his life...
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Luís E. Cobian

February 28, 2017

Luís E. Cobian, 63 of New Haven died peacefully at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Luís was born in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico on November 16, 1953, a son of the late José and Saturnina Cosmé Cobian, and had resided in Hartford for most of his life before moving to New Haven sixteen years ago. He is survived by four...
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Carmen C. Osorio

February 22, 2017

Carmen C. Osorio, 93 of New Haven, formerly of the Bronx, NY died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, February 22, 2917 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Juan Osorio. Carmen was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico on January 6, 1924 a daughter of the late Juan and Mariana Richardson Melendez, and had resided in the Bronx for thirty two years before moving to New...
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Luís Manuel Rivera, Jr.

February 17, 2017

Luís Manuel Rivera, Jr., 50 of Middletown, formerly of New Haven died suddenly at his home on Friday, February 17, 2017. Luís was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico on March 24, 1966, a son of the late Marcelo and Maria Dolores Lopez Rivera, and had resided in New Haven for thirty years before moving to Middletown five years ago. He was a self-employed handyman. Luís is survived by three sons, Luís...
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Franklin Joseph Dowski

February 12, 2017

Franklin J. Dowski, 85 of North Haven died peacefully at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side on Sunday, February 12, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Linda Woehlk Dowski. Mr. Dowski was born in Bridgeport on September 23, 1931, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Lasky Dowski. He was a retired machinist and proprietor of the former Milford Screw Co., and a proud...
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Lydia Medina

February 2, 2017

Lydia Nuñez Medina, 82 of New Haven died peacefully ,and after a long illness on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Raul Medina. Lydia was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico on November 29, 1934, a daughter of the late Juan and Ojenia Tirado Nuñez, and had resided in New Haven for the past fifty years. She is...
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Nils Bormanis

January 31, 2017

Nils Bormanis, 81 of Wallingford, formerly of Hamden died peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Masonicare Hospice with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of fifty eight years to Merete Heimburger Bormanis. Nils was born in Riga, Latvia on April 26, 1935, a son of the late John and Ingeborg Klussmann Bormanis. He had resided in Wallingford for the past eleven years,...
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Elena M. McGarthy

January 29, 2017

Elena Montagna McGarthy, 100 of Hamden died peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Arden House. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank McGarthy. Elena was born in New Haven on October 13, 1916, a daughter of the late Alphonse and Carmela Perelli Montagna, and was a lifelong Hamden resident. She worked for forty years at the former Web Shop of New Haven. Elena is survived by two daughters,...
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Jesse C. Jaqua

January 29, 2017

Jesse C. Jaqua, 90 of North Haven died peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 29, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Ann Caroline DePino Jaqua. Jesse was born in the Morris Cove section of New Haven on January 15, 1927, a son of the late Jesse and Edith Van Sickles Jaqua, and had resided in North Haven for the past forty years. He was an electrical engineer for the former Avco...
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Saren Kanh

January 27, 2017

Saren Kanh, 79 of New Haven died peacefully on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Arden House, Hamden with his loving family by his side. Mr. Kanh was born in the Cambodian Khrom, Cambodia on March 5, 1937, a son of the late Kong Thach. While in Cambodia he was a Buddhist Monk and a farmer for many years. Mr. Kanh came to the United States with his family in 1983, and resided in Bridgeport for twenty...
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Abraham "Charlie" Rodriguez

January 25, 2017

Abraham "Charlie" Rodriguez, 45 of West Haven died suddenly on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side. Charlie was born in New Haven on August 26, 1971, a son of Miguel Rodriguez of Chicago and the late Dalia Montes, and was a lifelong area resident. He was a maintenance person for AffinEco Maintenance Solutions of Bridgeport for the past two...
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Evelyn Maria Parissi

January 16, 2017

Evelyn Maria Parissi, 50 of New Haven died suddenly at her home on Monday, January 16, 2017. Evelyn was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on June 20, 1966, a daughter of Luz Maria Díaz Caballero of New Haven and the late Eugenio Parissi Ruiz, and was a lifelong New Haven resident. She is also survived by one sister, Maria Santiago, two brothers, Irving (Betty) Martinez and Miguel Santiago, four nieces...
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Hector M. Marquez

January 13, 2017

Hector M. Marquez, 56 of New Haven died peacefully at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford on Friday, January 13, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Hector was born in New Haven on March 5, 1960, a son of the late Juan P. and Ada V. Rodriguez Marquez, and was a lifelong New Haven resident. He is survived by one daughter, Lisa Marquez, and two sons, Fernando Marquez and Hector M. Marquez, Jr.,...
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Anita Louise Palmieri

January 13, 2017

Anita Louise DePino Palmieri, 51 of Hamden died peacefully on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford after a long courageous battle with cancer, and with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Pietro Palmieri. Anita was born in New Haven on January 15, 1965, a daughter of the late Robert and Louise Cimmino DePino, and had resided in New Haven for most of...
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Carl C. Clark, Jr.

January 12, 2017

Carl Christian Clark, Jr., 90 of Wallingford died suddenly at his home on Thursday, January 12, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy May Carroll Clark, and the late Anna Cofrancesco Clark. Carl was born in New Haven on February 5, 1926, a son of the late Carl Christian and Viola Hemstock Clark, Sr. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and served in both the Atlantic and...
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John Bergeron

January 11, 2017

John Bergeron, 52 of New Haven died peacefully on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus, New Haven after a long illness. John was born in New Haven on January 25, 1964, a son of the late Emile and Anne Bergen Bergeron. He grew up in Guilford, and resided in New Haven for most of his life. John was a foreman for the New Haven Heat Treating Co for four years...
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Eleanor Geraldine Finoia

January 11, 2017

Eleanor Geraldine Iassogna Finoia, 87 of Hamden died peacefully at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford after a short illness on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of sixty six years to Joseph Finoia, Jr. Eleanor was born in New Haven on October 3, 1929, a daughter of the late Pasquale and Mary Padzinski Iassogna, and had resided in Hamden for...
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Lena M. Sagnella

January 8, 2017

Lena Morico Sagnella, 94 of North Haven, formerly of Hamden died peacefully on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Montowese Health & Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore E. Sagnella. Lena was born in West Haven on June 25, 1922, a daughter of the late John and Theresa Morterello Morico, and had resided in Hamden for most of her life. She was a...
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Angel Pressly

January 7, 2017

Angel Pressly, 68 of Bridgeport died peacefully at the Bridgeport Healthcare Center after a long illness on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Angel was born in Baltimore, Maryland on March 4, 1948, a daughter of the late Ira Monroe and Violet Hunter Kinder. She grew up in Peytona, West Virgina, and lived in East Haven for most of her life. Angel is survived by three daughters, Melody Wnuk of Newington,...
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Mary Elizabeth Anderson

January 7, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Reynolds Anderson, 88 of North Haven died peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 7, 2017 with her daughter Cheryl her longtime caregiver, and her daughter Elaine by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Clinton Charles Anderson. Mary was born in Danby, Vermont on February 24, 1928, a daughter of the late Arthur and Alvina Wade Reynolds, and had resided in North Haven...
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Denise Marie Carrera

January 3, 2017

Denise Marie Angelicola Carrera, 53 of East Haven died peacefully at the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer that she fought to the very end. Denise was born in New Haven on February 5, 1963, the loving daughter of Anna Marie D'Amato Angelicola of North Haven, and the late Pasquale Angelicola. She was the mother of...
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Thomas P. Murphy

December 25, 2016

Thomas P. Murphy, 60 of Hamden died peacefully on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus after a short illness. Tom was born in New Haven on March 11, 1956, a son of the late Thomas J. and Rose DelMonico Murphy, and was a lifelong Hamden resident. Tom attended Notre Dame High School of West Haven and then Hamden High School before starting a forty year career in...
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Donald "Donnie" Bramande, Sr.

December 24, 2016

Donald "Donnie" Bramande, Sr., 67 of New Haven, formerly of East Windsor died peacefully on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford after a long illness, and his loving family by his side. Donnie was born in Hartford on February 22, 1949, a son of the late Paul and Florence Pollack Bramande and had resided in East Windsor for most of his life. He was a truck driver and...
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