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David Laurence Case

David Laurence Case, 50, of Westbrook, passed away peacefully, on July 31, 2018 with his loving family by his side. He was born in New Haven, on April 25, 1968, to his pound parents, Larry and Jerri Case of Clinton. He attended North Haven public schools and Fort Lauderdale College. In 1992, Dave with his two brothers and cousin Bill, opened Clinton Antique Center. He was very proud when the shop was voted #1 Best Antique Shop on the CT shoreline. Quite often, you would see him climbing a ladder hanging vintage porcelain signs collected thru the years. Every customer and dealer was very important to him. Dave greeted everyone who walked thru the door with a big smile. He often boasted that Clinton Antique Center was just “One Big Happy Family,” of longtime customers and antique dealers. Just in case someone wanted to shop, he never wanted to close the store, even during a winter snow storm. The fountain out front was a great love of his. He would light it up on Christmas and other special holidays. Everyone loved the fountain when it froze during the winter months. Dave was a kind, caring person, always eager to lend a helping hand. His family was very important to him. He loved to travel and always had his atlas nearby. He explored the United States extensively, visiting many states numerous times. Visiting National Parks and hunting for Roseville pottery along the way, was a great priority. Some of his favorite destinations in Canada were Nova Soctia, Prince Edward Island, Isle of Madeleine, Labrador City and St George’s Bay, Newfoundland. Boating was also important part of his life. He captained his own boat up the Hudson River to Lake Champlain, thru the locks to Montreal and then to the St. Lawrence Sea Way. Another trip brought him up the Hudson River, thru the Erie Canal, Great Lakes, Georgian Bay, Ontario and on to Duluth, Minnesota connecting him to the Mississippi River. Dave was a great mechanic, could rebuild any engine, and loved cars, especially his 1977 280Z. Friends often relied on him to fix any problem they had with their car. Sadly, his brothers were in the process of restoring their 1965 Mustang fastback for his 50th birthday. The one consolation we have, is that he is now in Heaven with his grandparents, whom he loved dearly. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Celia and Adolph Macina and his paternal grandparents Florence and Walter Case. Besides his parents, he is survived by his two brothers Jim Case (Tracie Schmidt) and Joe Case (Allison), his nieces Alyssa Case and Emily Case, his loving Godparents, Aunts, Uncles, and many Cousins.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11a.m. at First Church of Christ Cong, Clinton. Burial at Indian River Cemetery. Friends may call at the Swan Funeral Home, 80 East Main Street, Clinton Tuesday from 4-7p.m. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Carl Swan at Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Avenue Hamden. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Donna Marie (Warner) Grehl

Donna Marie (Warner) Grehl, age 72, of Guilford, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday July 31, 2018 at CT Hospice. Born on July 6, 1946 in New Haven, the daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy (Farren) Warner. The loving wife of William H. Grehl of Guilford for over 50 years. Cherished mother of William R. Grehl of Middletown, Andrew H. Grehl of Guilford, Frederick J. Grehl of Raeford, N.C., and Lynne M. Grehl of Carthage, N.C. Beloved grandmother of Tyler J. Gallo and Justin W. Gallo both of N.C. Loving sister of Barbara R. LaFleur of Meriden and Richard J. (Irene) Warner of Wallingford. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two sisters Diane B. Warner, Carol A. Berchtold; and one brother John C. Warner.

Visitation will be held on Saturday August 4, 2018 at Hamden Memorial, 1300 Dixwell Ave. from 8:30-10am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rita’s Church, 1620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden at 10:30am. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Carolyn M. (Catania) DePalma

Carolyn M. (Catania) DePalma, age 95, of Hamden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday July 29, 2018 at CT Hospice. Born on May 6, 1923 in New Haven, the daughter of the late Paul and Anna (Poppolizio) Catania. The loving wife of the late Louis Anthony DePalma. Cherished mother of Judith (David) Richards of Hamden and Lynn (Edward “Chip”) Knapp of the Villages, F.L. Beloved grandmother of Kimberly (Christopher) DiGioia of Hamden, Kary Galeota of Hamden, Edward (Kathy) Knapp of M.A., and Margaret “Meg” Knapp of C.A. Also survived by seven great grandchildren Gabriella, Christopher DiGioia, Luke, Jake Galeota, Lilija, Mia, Lucas Knapp. Predeceased by two sisters Betty DeVita and Lee DePalma.

Visitation will be held on Thursday August 2, 2018 at Hamden Memorial, 1300 Dixwell Ave. from 8:30-10:15am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Hamden at 11 O’clock. Interment will follow in the DePalma family plot at St Mary’s Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Noreen Theresa (Dunphy) Braza

Noreen Theresa (Dunphy) Braza, age 84, of Clinton entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 27, 2018. Born on November 11, 1933, in Providence, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd T. and Mildred (Joyce) Dunphy. She grew up with her older brother Sonny and attended Catholic schools. Through her brother, she met her late husband of 60 years, Edward P. Braza, Sr. In 1966, the family moved to Clinton where Noreen became a realtor, and also became a member of the Democratic Town Committee, and loved to sing with the Clinton Choral Club.  In her retirement years, Noreen learned to play the piano and tried clogging, Irish dancing. She also adored her “ferocious“ dog Poopsie, a lovable Chihuahua. She and her husband traveled extensively, visiting Ireland, Italy, France, Spain and Mexico and cruised the Caribbean. Her fondest memories were of the summers in Jamestown R.I. with her family and eating clam cakes. If you asked Noreen what her favorite pastime was, it would be playing the slots in Atlantic City and at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. Noreen is the cherished mother of Edward “Ted” P. (Julene) Braza Jr. of Westbrook and the late Noreen Deborah Braza. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Kevin (Shelley) Braza of Westbrook, Kelly Braza and her dog Lilo of Old Saybrook, and one great grandchild, Kyle Braza of Westbrook.

Friends may call at the Swan Funeral Home, 80 East Main Street, Clinton, Wednesday from 4-7pm. The family will have a private graveside service. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Carl Swan at Hamden Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Janice Elaine (Vitti) LeBlanc

Janice Elaine (Vitti) LeBlanc, age 73, of Hamden, entered into eternal rest on Friday July 27, 2018 at Middlesex Health Care Center with her loving family by her side. Born on November 1, 1944 in New Haven, the daughter of the late John and Rose (Bova) Vitti. Cherished mother of Kimberly Smalls of Middletown and Michelle (Nathan) Garrigan of C.O. Beloved grandmother of Tyjuan Jr., Tyseana, Michael, Mariah, Anthony Smalls, Matthew Kasprzycki, and Hailey Garrigan. Also survived by one brother Domenick (Lucy) Vitti and 4 loving great granddaughters. Janice enjoyed playing bingo and writing poetry. She really loved her family especially her two children.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday August 1, 2018 at Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Avenue, from 4-6:30p.m. Funeral Services will begin at 6:30p.m. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Dibirma (Pallenberg) Burnham

Dibirma (Pallenberg) Burnham, age 89, of Clinton, entered into eternal rest on Thursday July 19, 2018 at CT Hospice. Wife of the late Attorney Ernest C. Burnham Jr. She was born Clinton on Sept. 8, 1928, the daughter of the late Emil and Catherine (Wouts) Pallenberg. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Cong of Clinton for 75 years, The George Flynn Library in Clinton, Clinton Historical Society and Town Historian, The Clinton Country Club for over 60 years, also the American Contract Bridge League Life Master. She is survived by one son Emil J. (Denise) Burnham of Long Branch, N.J., one daughter Dibrima Jean Burnham of Clinton. Besides her husband she is predeceased by Ernest C. Burnham III, a daughter Catherine B. Cavanaugh. Also survived by 7 grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday at 11a.m. at First Church of Christ Cong, 55 Church Road, Clinton. Private burial at Indian River Cemetery in Clinton. Contributions may be made in her memory to the George Flynn Library, East Main Street, Clinton. Friends may call at the Swan Funeral Home, 80 East Main Street, Clinton Monday from 6-8p.m. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Carl Swan at Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Avenue Hamden. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Patricia Jean (Shilinski) Knapp

Patricia Jean (Shilinski) Knapp passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease at Connecticut Hospice on July 14, 2018. Born on July 20, 1940 in New Haven to Joseph W. Shilinski and Susan (Torino) Shilinski she was a life-long resident of Branford Connecticut.  She married William E. Knapp on September 24, 1960 and would have celebrated 58 years of marriage this September. She leaves behind her three children William J. (Tara) Knapp, Thomas M. (Dawn) Knapp and Linda J. (Keith) Raffone and five grandchildren Christopher Knapp, Jessica Knapp, Samantha Knapp, William Raffone and Robert Raffone. She also leaves behind her brother Robert (Debbie) Shilinski and sister-in-law Cyndee Knapp.

Patty worked at the Branford Theater for many years before joining the staff at Branford Internal Medicine and then Digestive Disease Associates where she worked until her retirement in 2008. For many years she and Bill enjoyed their yearly trips to Disney and daily attempts to spoil their grandchildren who brought her great pride and joy.  In her later years she enjoyed trips to North Carolina to see her daughter and family where they stayed by the lake, went fishing and enjoyed many day trips.

A celebration of her life will be on Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church on the green in Branford. There are no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Parkinson’s Support Group, 753 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437 or the Strong House, 546 Durham Rd, Madison, CT 06443. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Lois O’Connor

Lois (McFaul) O’Connor, age 90, of Hamden, entered into eternal rest on Monday July 9, 2018 at the Guilford House. Born on January 30, 1928 in New Haven, the daughter of the late Cornelius and Theresa (St. Cloud) McFaul. The wife of the late Francis “Bud” O’Connor for over 40 years. Cherished mother of two daughters Carol O’Connor, and Patricia (Calvin) Moffie; Five sons Timothy O’Connor, Dennis (Nancy) O’Conner, Frank (Sharon) O’Connor, Paul (Karen) O’Connor, Matthew (Beth) O’Connor. Also survived by brother Cornelius McFaul, son-in-law Michael O’Connor. She was predeceased by one daughter Alicia O’Connor and one sister Patricia Sheehan. Lois was an avid civil rights supporter and labor union advocate. Thank you to the staff at The Guilford House for their compassion and excellent care.

Memorial Service will be held on July 12, 2018 at Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Avenue, from 4-7pm. In Lieu of flowers, In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Smilow Cancer Hospital or Connecticut Special Olympics. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Donna (Hunter) Tucker

Donna (Hunter) Tucker, age 60, of Hamden, tragically entered into eternal rest on Friday June 8, 2018 at her home. Born on April 30, 1958 in New Haven, daughter of Dorothy (Nispon) Hunter of East Haven, and the late David Hunter.  Cherished mother of Shayne (Carly) Tucker, Morgan (Leanne) Tucker both of TX., and Kyle Tucker of Hamden. Loving Grandmother of Mason Tucker who was the light of her life. Beloved sister of Doreen Hunter of NM, Denise (Mike) Trofa of Woodbridge. Also survived by stepdaughter Alice Kelsey of Old Saybrook, and she was dedicated to her beloved golden retriever Molly. Predeceased by one son Ryan Tucker.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday June 14, 2018, at Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Avenue from 4-9pm.

John Luco Castelvetroa

John Luco Castelvetro, 68 of Wells, ME, formerly of New Haven CT entered into eternal rest on Monday April 16, 2018.

He was born on November 27,1949, son of the late John and Rachel Castelvetro. He was predeceased by his wife Candace Bitzer Castelvetro, sister Michelina Castelvetro and ex brother in law Frank Lowenadler.

He is survived by his children John Castelvetro Jr and Claire Castelvetro (Dylan Court), of Wells ME, brother Ludwig Castelvetro (Patricia London) of Colombia South America, sister Marie Lowenadler of Hamden, as well as nieces Kristin (Greg) Beers of Ansonia, Kelli Ann Lowenadler of Hamden and nephew Kevin Lowenadler of Hamden and great nephews Christopher (Sabrina) Lowenadler of East Haven, Bryan and Tyler Lowenadler of Hamden, Daniel Beers of Ansonia and great nieces Rachel Beers, of Ansonia and Amber Sosa Lowenadler Hamden, as well as many other family and friends.
He grew up in New Haven, CT where he attended St. Anthony’s School, then graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1967, following graduation he served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Oriskany Aircraft Carrier CVA-34 during the Vietnam Era.

He also had a few jobs including, IHOP, Mossbergs, tending bar periodically and he also had a long career with US Postal Service.

John was a member of the New Haven Elks Club. In his younger days he enjoyed playing Softball for Columbia Mattress. He enjoyed watching sports on TV including The New York Yankees, New York Giants and UCONN Women’s Basketball. He enjoyed meeting people everywhere he went and always treated everyone like family, he loved spending time with family and friends anytime he could as well as cooking and trying different recipes.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday May 4, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. At the Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Ave. Hamden. Memorial Contributions can be made in John’s Memory to the charity of one’s choice.

Patricia Lynn (Murphy) Moran

Patricia Lynn (Murphy) Moran, 71, of Hamden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday April 18, 2018 after a brief illness. She passed peacefully in her home surrounded by her family and friends. Born on March 27, 1947 in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Robert and Agnes (Deyo) Murphy. Cherished mother of Sean Moran of Stratford. Sister of Robert Murphy Jr., of FL., aunt to Kathleen Murphy Witowski, Diana Murphy Mackoul, Matthew Murphy and Michael Murphy (all from FL). Recently retired from the United Illuminating Corporation, Patricia was an avid reader and a world traveler.

A Memorial Service will be held on April 26, 2018, at Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Avenue from 4-5pm. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Read to Grow literacy program http://readtogrow.org . Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Eileen (Kenny) Schmitt

Eileen (Kenny) Schmitt, 96, of Madison, formerly of Hamden, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Guilford House. Born on March 1, 1922 in New Haven, daughter of the late John and Anna (Lynch) Kenny. She was the loving wife of the late Charles Schmitt for 50 wonderful years. Cherished mother of Marlene Perrone of Madison, Robert (Jane) Schmitt of Wallingford, and her son the late Charles “Chuck” Schmitt. Survived by seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and her grand dog “Cooper”. Predeceased by three brothers John, Robert, Joseph Kenny; and one sister Mildred Shea. Eileen was a homemaker while her children were young, then became a switchboard operator at the Children’s Center in Hamden and Howlands Department Store. She loved shopping, anything glittery, chocolate, lobster rolls but mostly sharing God’s love with people. Eileen volunteered at Saint Ann’s soup kitchen and was a member of the Ladies Guild of Saint Rita’s Church.

Eileen’s funeral procession will leave Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Ave, Saturday April 7, 2018 at 9:30am. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Saint Rita’s Church at 10am. Interment will follow in the Schmitt family plot at Beaverdale Memorial Park. CALLING HOURS will be held at Hamden Memorial on Friday from 5-7pm. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Alzheimer’s Assoc., 8180 Greensboro Dr., Suite 400 McLean, VA 22102. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Filomena C. Casbarro

Filomena C. (Casbarro) Faulkner, age 75, of Hamden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 5, 2018 in YNHH. Born on December 8, 1942 in New Haven to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Abate) Casbarro. She was the loving wife of Charles Faulkner Jr. of Hamden for over 55 years. Cherished mother of Laureen (Kevin) Maxwell of Hamden, Paul (Robyn) Faulkner, and Cheryl (Dennis) Gamester both of West Haven. Beloved grandmother of Paul Jr., Nicole, Robert, David, Brett, Dennis Jr., Jordyn, and Ryan. Also survived by one sister Betty Ann (Robert) Demezzo. Predeceased by her step-father John Bolleyn, two sisters, Mary (James) Laudano, and Madeline (Harold) Penque. Filomena graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1961, and then worked in the office for Henry Richards Pocket Book factory for many years. Then opened a cleaning business with her daughter until her retirement.

Her funeral procession will leave Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Avenue, Friday March 9, 2018 at 9:30am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rita’s Church at 10am. Interment will follow in the Faulkner family plot at All Saints Cemetery. CALLING HOURS will be held at Hamden Memorial on Thursday from 4-8pm. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to A.S.R.C., Autism Services and Resources Connecticut. condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com.

Lucy Rose (Barbetto) Dino

Lucy Rose (Barbetto) Dino of Hamden, CT entered peacefully into eternal rest on Friday, March 2, 2018 in her beloved home surrounded by her loving family. Born on December 30, 1921 in New Haven to the late Antonio and Filippa (Turcoliveri) Barbetto. Lucy was the loving wife of the late Peter Dino (WWII veteran) for over 60 years. Cherished mother of Michael (Bonnie) Dino of Wilmington, CA, and Anita (William) Quinn of Hamden. Beloved grandmother of Matthew (fianceé Kristen Fassette) Dino, Megan Dino, and Troy Quinn, all of CA, and Shane (Nicole) Quinn of North Haven, CT. She is predeceased by three wonderful sisters, Mary Dino, Pauline Auditore, and Jennie Perno DiNello, and one caring brother, Nicholas Barbetto. Lucy is also survived by her loyal and loving companion Anahit Simonyan, who spent eight years by her side as her beloved caregiver. Lucy was born into a strong, Italian-American immigrant family. She graduated from Commercial High School, and began her early career at Berger Brothers Clothing Factory assembling wartime parachutes, and later worked as a sales consultant at J. Johnson & Sons Fine Men’s Retailers, all in New Haven. She then worked at Yale University for over 20 years, first as the private staff for the Secretary’s private residence, under Carl C. Lohmann, and later as a dedicated staff member in Yale’s various dining halls. She also served as President of the Ladies Auxiliary at Highland Heights Saint Francis Home for Children, a Catholic charity in New Haven. Lucy loved music and singing classic, Golden Era songs. She was a world traveler and visited many parts the globe with her husband. She greatly enjoyed hosting parties and gatherings at her home and will forever be remembered for her humor, wit, and strong spirit as a member of the “Greatest Generation” and matriarch of the family.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 8:30-10:30am at Hamden Memorial, 1300 Dixwell Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am at Blessed Sacrament Church, 321 Circular Ave., Hamden. Interment will follow at Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven. Flowers may be sent by Forget Me Not Florist, North Haven and condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com.

Jonathan Louis Reynolds

Jonathan Louis Reynolds, age 30, of Frederick Place Clinton, died Saturday, February 24, 2018. He was the son of William and Susan (Campanaro) Reynolds of Clinton. Jonathan loved music, movies, Broadway plays, fishing, and video games. He loved his family trips and especially the family dog Harley. Jonathan graduated from Morgan HS class of 2005. He was the top sales assoc. at Ocean State Job Lot. Jonathan was a quiet, kind loving soul, and those that knew him knew he was blessed. He will also be forever missed. He has been called home to the Lord to Rest In Peace. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother Dominick Reynolds, and his grandparents Louis and Linda Campanaro all of Clinton. Predeceased by one brother Tyler C. Reynolds.

Burial Services will be held on Wednesday at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Clinton. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Carl Swan of Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Ave. Hamden. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Alphonsina Helen (Fusco) Spetrina

Alphonsina Helen (Fusco) Spetrina, age 102, of Hamden, entered into eternal life on Saturday February 10, 2018 Westfield Care and Rehab of Meriden. Born on April 18, 1915 in New Haven, daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Gervasio) Fusco Sr. Beloved wife of the late Ralph Spetrina for over 65 years. Cherished mother of the late Paul John Spetrina. Survived by one sister Teresa (Frank) Gallo of Wallingford. Predeceased by one sister Lee Vidou, two brothers Andrew Fusco Jr., and William Fusco.

A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday February 14, 2018 in St. Lawrence Cemetery, at 10am. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Evelyn Helen (Pryde) Dortche

Evelyn Helen (Pryde) Dortche, age 86, of Hamden, entered into eternal life on Sunday January 28, 2018 in her home with her family by her side. Born on January 28, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Arthur and Azi (Johnson) Pryde. Beloved wife over 45 years to the late Alfred Dortche Sr. Cherished mother of William Thompson. Wanda Thompson-Coles, Rene Thompson, Robert (Nicole) Thompson, Richard Thompson all of NY, Alfred (Shannon) Dortche Jr. of AL, and Dorothy (Jesse) Rodriguez of Hamden. Survived by 24 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren. Predeceased by one son Calvin Dortche and 9 siblings. She was cared for by her loving grandson Mario Calderon.

Visitation will be held on Saturday February 3, 2018 in Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Ave. Hamden from 9am-12pm. Funeral Service will start at 12 O’clock (noon) in the Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Nicholas Tibor Juhasz

Nicholas Tibor Juhasz, age 77, of West Haven, entered into eternal life on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at YNHH surrounded by his family. Born on July 19, 1940 in Györszentiván, Hungary to the late Gabor and Etelka (Florian) Juhasz. “Nick” as his friends knew him, was an amazing Jeweler for more than 50 years. Anyone that met him, quickly learned he had a great sense of humor and was full of knowledge. He enjoyed traveling, socializing and of course joking around with others. Lifelong companion of 38 years to Karen Shanks of West Haven. Beloved father of Melissa Kieslich and proud father in-law to Russell Kieslich III. Beloved grandfather of Russell Edward Kieslich IV and Derek Nicholas Kieslich both of North Haven. Loving brother of Imre (Leslie) Juhasz of Oregon, Elizabeth (Janos) Erdelyi, and Joseph Juhasz both of Hungary. Stepfather of Michael Shanks, Kimberly Bernardo, Tracy Ferraro. Predeceased by one brother Gabor Juhasz; 2 stepchildren Deborah and Booie Shanks…….. True Story.

Visitation will be held on Friday February 2, 2018 in Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Ave. Hamden from 4-7:00pm. Funeral Service will start at 7:00pm in the Funeral Home. Burial will be in his home country of Hungary. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Deacon Robert J. Brunell Sr.

Deacon Robert J. Brunell, Sr., 81, of New Haven entered into eternal rest on January 25, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Phyllis Lupone Brunell, and their four children Mary Pursell (Thomas), Gloria Ybarra (Ernesto), Phyllis Lobo (David), and Robert J. Brunell II. He also leaves five grandchildren Vincent Ybarra, Florette Pursell, Caitlin Pursell, Vimal Lobo, and Antonio Lobo, his sisters-in-law Marabel Santagata of New Haven, and Joan Butcher of Wallingford, and brothers-in-law Salvatore Lupone of New Haven, and Richard Lonergan of West Haven, and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Bob was born on January 19, 1937 in Meriden to Raymond W. and Florette Boisvert Brunell, and was the brother of Gloria F. Brunell, Ph.D., Raymond W. Brunell Jr., Bellerose (Brunell) Carney Chrzanowski, and Cristle (Brunell) Lonergan.

Bob attended high school at Saint John’s Atonement Seminary in Montour Falls, New York (Graymoor Friars), and went on to receive his B.A. and M.A. degrees in English and philosophy from Fairfield University. He also attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana on a graduate fellowship in philosophy before returning to Connecticut to raise his family.

Bob was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in the Archdiocese of Hartford on February 4, 1973, by Archbishop John F. Whealon. This was the very first ordination to the Permanent Diaconate in the Archdiocese of Hartford.

He ministered to the parishes of Saint Francis Cabrini in North Haven, Saint Aedan in New Haven, Saint Brendan in New Haven, Blessed Sacrament in Hamden, and Ascension in Hamden. He was esteemed by the pastors and fellow deacons with whom he served, and appreciated by the parishioners to whom he ministered.

Early in his career, Bob taught Latin and English in the New Haven and Southington school districts, and in 1971 was elected President of the Connecticut State Federation of Teachers, AFT, AFL/CIO. As president of the teacher’s union he achieved important advances in the representation of teachers and their right to organize. In fact, he was so successful that he was later hired by the United Federation of Teachers, AFT, AFL/CIO as Coordinator of Organization, Assistant to the President.

Bob served for more than 35 years as the Director of Scientific Affairs for the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS). In this role he led the establishment and ongoing oversight of accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs for physicians in Connecticut. Also, he was a member of the executive team that spearheaded the founding of several important and successful organizations including the Connecticut Peer Review Organization (CPRO, now known as Qualidigm), the Connecticut Medical Insurance Company (CMIC), the Connecticut State Medical Society Independent Practice Association (CSMS-IPA), and MD Health Plan.

Those who knew Bob, knew that he could very often be found praying the Liturgy of the Hours from his always close at hand breviary. He prayed without ceasing, and made everything he did a prayer. Bob had a very deep reverence, devotion, and love for Our Lord present in the Holy Eucharist. He was a dedicated and talented homilist, and gave trustworthy and uplifting spiritual nourishment through his homilies, reinforcing the greatest spiritual nourishment that he could provide as an ordinary minister of Holy Communion.

Bob had a brilliant intellect and power of words, matched with immense wisdom. He was an avid reader and possessed a wealth of knowledge. He especially loved learning about science, history, theology, and was fascinated with the world around him and enjoyed exploring it through travel. In his later years, he became an avid fan of the New York Yankees.

He was a member of San Salvador Council No. 1, Knights of Columbus, and John Barry Assembly No. 97, Knights of Columbus.

Family and Friends may call on Monday January 29, 2018 from 4-8PM at Blessed Sacrament Church, 321 Circular Avenue, Hamden . Visitation will be held on Tuesday Morning January 30, 2018 in Hamden Memorial, 1300 Dixwell Ave from 9-10:15AM. His funeral procession will leave at 10:30AM for A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church at 11 O’clock. Interment will follow in Brunell family plot at St. Lawrence Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Daughters of Our Lady of the Garden, 67 Round Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457; Sacred Heart Manor, c/o Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 261 Benham Street, Hamden, CT 06514; Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 11 Race Hill Road, North Guilford, CT 06437.

Carol Lee Murray

Carol Lee Murray, age 64, Originally from Cheshire and Hamden currently residing in Southington. Passed away on Friday January 12, 2018 with her loving family by her side after a long illness. She was born on May 4, 1953, in Waterbury, daughter of the late William and Beverly Murray. Cherished mother of Steven Schilling, Kelly (Larry) Perkins and the late Michael Schilling. Grandmother to Harley and Axel Perkins. Sisters Linda, Kim, Dawn and Brenda (Murray) and partner Michael Craft.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday January 20, 2018 at Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Ave. from 5-7pm. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Diane (Wagner) Venuti

Diane (Wagner) Venuti, age 75, of Micco, FL., formally of Killingworth, died Friday January 11, 2018. She was the wife of the Donald R. Venuti Sr. Born in Guilford, CT, March 3, 1942. For many years she was secretary at Venuti Enterprise INC. in Killingworth. She graduated from Morgan High School class of 1960 in Clinton. She is survived by 4 sons Donald R. Venuti Jr. (Cindy) of Killingworth, Michael H. Venuti (Chris) of Killingworth, Timothy B. Venuti Killingworth (Cheryl), and Peter J. Venuti (Linda) of North Windom. Also survived by 2 brothers Bruce Wagner (Karole) of Westbrook, Dennis York (Bunny), The Villages, FL, 1 sister Margaret “Pege” Witham (Harry) of East Lyme, 10 grandchildren; Donnie, Peter, Samantha, Matthew, Stephanie, Jamie, Anthony, Nicholas, Jennifer, Jenna, and 3 great grandchildren; Hailey, Giovanna, Lorenzo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday January 20, 2018 in St. Lawrence Church, 7 Hemlock Ave. Killingworth at 11am. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Westbrook. Friends and family may call at Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Rd. Madison on Friday 4-7pm. Funeral Service has been entrusted to Carl Swan at Hamden Memorial, 1300 Dixwell Ave. Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, 73123. Hamden. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Maria Teresa (née Chrzaszcz) Wandycz

Maria Teresa (née Chrzaszcz) Wandycz died peacefully at the Connecticut Hospice on Monday night, November 27, 2017, surrounded by her loving children. Born on August 15, 1939 in Lwów, Poland, Teresa met her future husband, Piotr Wandycz, during one of his trips to Poland. As the communist regime was not fond of patriotic historians, they would meet several times in Vienna before marrying in Paris in 1963. Teresa then joined her husband in Bloomington, Indiana, followed by two years in Boston before settling down in Connecticut where he was offered a faculty position in the history department at Yale University. In 1972 and again in 1978, the couple and their three children returned to their native Poland for an academic year and to spend time with their families.

In the 1980’s, Teresa worked in technical drafting in the architectural planning department at Yale. She remembered those years with great fondness. A number of years later, she became enthusiastic about exercising and made a nice community of friends at the local gym in Hamden. In 2015, she was diagnosed with ALS. She fought this illness with dignity and courage and was an inspiration to all who knew her. Teresa will be remembered for her candid sincerity, strong will, generosity, natural elegance and playful sense of humor. She will be dearly missed by her close friends and family. She is survived by her three children, Kasia, Joanna and Antoni and her two grandchildren, Alexander and Leticia.

Memorial services will be held at Saint Mary’s Parish in New Haven on Saturday, December 2nd at 10:00am.

James Matthew Beesmer

James Matthew Beesmer, 54, of Shepherd, Texas was born March 28, 1963 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to parents, John Frances Beesmer and Jean (Takeuchi) Beesmer, and passed away January 5, 2018 in Livingston, Texas. He was a loving father, brother, and friend to many.

He is survived by his daughter, Caitlin Beesmer of Jacksonville, Florida; son, Ryan Beesmer of Dallas, Texas; life partner, Maria Self of Shepherd, Texas; sister, Cynthia Hillman of Hamden, Connecticut; brother, John Beesmer of Stony Point, New York; brother-in-law Ron Hillman of Hamden; niece, Kari Hillman of Hamden; nephew, Josh Hillman of Hamden and numerous other relatives and friends.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday January 20, 2018 in Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Ave. from 8:30-10:30am. Interment will follow in the Beesmer family plot at Beaverdale Memorial Park. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Jennifer Theresa Guzman

Jennifer Theresa Guzman, age 45, of Hamden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday January 10, 2018 at YNHH. Born on July 7, 1972, in NYC, the beloved daughter of Maureen (Hagan) McPherson of Hamden and the late Herminio Guzman and step-father Richard McPherson. The loving mother of Alyssa, Brittney, and Justin Brown all of New Haven. Cherished sister of Melissa Maldonado of NY, Rene and Lizette Borges of Hamden. Survived by ex-husband and friend Nathaniel Brown of NY, 1 niece Ashley, 4 nephews Michael, Tyler, Ryan and Ryder. She lived her life to the fullest, in her words “I have lived!”. She enjoyed her career as an administrative assistant. She loved the ocean, art, her family and friends.

Funeral services will be private and have been entrusted to Hamden Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Mary “Mae” Marganski

Mary, “Mae” Marganski, age 100, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at St. Vincents Medical Center surrounded by her loving daughter and caregiver for many years, Melanie and son-in-law Danny. Mary was born in Derby, CT, on August 2, 1917, daughter of the late Charles and Anna Hariasz Mandela and was a resident of Derby for most of her life. She was the beloved wife of the late John Stanley Marganski. She retired from the Derby Public School System in 1981 after more than a decade of service as a Teacher’s Aide. Retirement gave her the opportunity to devote herself to her beloved grandson, David Pecoraro, who brought her much joy throughout his formative years. Mary truly enjoyed cooking and her holiday meals were legendary. The smell of turkey and her homemade stuffing roasting in the oven, is one of the most memorable. Her green thumb also kept the yard and gardens flourishing with abundant flowers and vegetables. An avid reader, she instilled the love of reading to all her children. She was blessed with good health, despite her penchant for meals of M&M’s, which led to a shout out on WTNH TV on her turning 100 years young this past August. She loved watching the clip again and again on an iPad, which she was just beginning to become familiar with. She is survived by her cherished daughter Melanie Artes and husband Danny of Derby, with whom she resided and her loving grandson David Pecoraro of Ansonia. Additional survivors include a son, John Marganski and daughter JoAnne Salinsky and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, John, Walter, Joseph, Charles, Henry and sisters, Emily Orlowski, Claire Kolinchak, Irene Sicillia and Sophie Pronewicz. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to her compassionate, kind and loving daytime caregivers who cared for her with total love and kindness, IwonaMoroz, Michelle Garcia, Keith Garcia, Jennifer Aryee and Irene Kiszkurno. In Mom’s loving words, “Goodnight, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite”. Friends may greet the family Saturday morning from 9 to 10a.m. in the chapel of Hamden Memorial FH 1300 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden. Her funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:15 for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11a.m. at St. Michael’s Church in Derby. Interment will be private. To send condolences please visit hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Helen (Wronski) Rutkowsky

Helen (Wronski) Rutkowsky, age 100, of Hamden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday December 19, 2017 at YNHH. Born on July 28, 1917, in New Haven, the daughter of the late Walter and Pauline (Kulenski) Wronski. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Rutkowsky. Cherised mother of James Rutkowsky of Canada. Loving grandmother of Marsi Wise of NJ, Bret Parkins, and Kent Perkins both of PA. Also survive 3 great grandchildren Timothy Wise of NJ, Tazio Perkins, Tiernam Perkins both of PA. Predecased by one daughter Joyce Perkins, two brothers Charles Wronski, Frank Wronski, and one sister Lucille Lawlor.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday January 2, 2018 at Hamden Memorial, 1300 Dixwell Ave. from 9:30-10:30am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 321 Circular Ave., Hamden at 11 O’clock. Interment will follow in the Rutkowsky family plot at All Saints Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Emily “Dolly” Hart

Emily “Dolly” (Alberino) Hart, 100, of Hamden entered into eternal life on October 11, 2017. Born on August 26, 1917 in Hamden, she was the daughter of the late Dominick and Rose Alberino. She was the wife of the late Ellsworth Hart. Cherished mother of Thomas (Veronica) Hart of VA and Elaine Flynn of Hamden. Survived by one brother Raymond Alberino; 3 grandchildren Deanna (Dennis) Juhasz, Erin (Steven) Sembach, and Kimberly Hart; 6 great grandchildren Amanda Kling, Ryan Kremzar, Dennis Juhasz Jr., Kevin Juhasz, Connor Sembach, and Cara Sembach. She was predeceased by 5 brothers Daniel, Thomas, Edward, Hugo, and Benjamin Alberino; 3 sisters Ida Sheehan, Barbara Niglio, and Angelina Gagliardi; 2 grandchildren Scott and Kyle Flynn, and one son-in-law Edward Flynn. She worked as a bookkeeper for W.I Clark Company for 16 years and retired in 1982.

Visitation will be held on Saturday October 14, 2017 in Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Ave, from 10am-12pm. Funeral service will follow at 12pm in the Funeral Home. Interment will be in Hamden Plains Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Veronica Coughlin

Veronica (Lipowski) Coughlin, 99 of Hamden and Mansfield Grove East Haven, passed away peacefully at home on October 9 2017. Born February 1, 1918 to Antonia and Valintine Lipowski and celebrated 64 years of marriage with the late George “Sonny” Coughlin. She lived a full and happy life, spending 60 summers at Mansfield Grove with family and friends, swimming and clamming and enjoyed line dancing at the Hamden and East Haven Senior Centers. Ronnie is survived by daughters Roberta Pollard, Georgeanne Flanagan, Maureen Coughlin and son, Atty. Lance Coughlin. Grandchildren, Janine and Collette Pollard, Rita Flanagan Portnoy (Paul), Gene Flanagan (Kim), George Flanagan, Scott Flanagan (Nancy) and James Storlazzi. Great Grandmother (G.G) to Devon and Kyra Soloman, Dr. David Portnoy, Daniel Portnoy, Rachel, Jessica, Brian, Kelsea, Kyle and Megan Flanagan. Special nieces, Regina Barbaresi and Patricia Nuelsen. Predeceased by her husband, parents and daughter Antonia Coughlin. Brothers, Charles, John and Stanley Lipowski, sisters Stephanie and Major Stella Lipowski, US Army.

The family would like to thank her caregivers, Teresa, Donna Zenia, Bogoosha and Constellation Hospice for all their kindness. Donation in Veronica’s name can be made to the charity of your choice or to Constellation Hospice, 240 Indian River Road. Orange, CT 06477-0000 Attention Jan Cowles.

Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Funeral Services are entrusted to Hamden Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Judith M. Dwyer

Judith M. Dwyer, Hamden, entered into eternal rest on Monday October 9, 2017 at CT Hospice with her loving family by her side. Judy was born in New Haven on January 11, 1942 to her parents the late Alice Lawlor and Arthur Heriot. She is the longtime fiancé of John Marchitto of Hamden. She spent most of her life as a Hamden resident where she raised her children with her late husband James Dwyer. She leaves behind her loving children Anthony Carbone (Rose) of Cheshire, Robert Carbone (Edie) of North Haven, Dawn Dwyer (Joey Durso) of Branford, Kelly D’Angelo (Sal) of Wallingford. She also leaves behind her biggest joy in her life, her ten grandchildren Ashley, Robert, Haley, Salvatore, Anthony, Taylor, Lauren, Dylan, Stephen, Gianna; and one great grandson Zane. Also survived by nephews, a niece, cousins, friends, and loving dog Mandy. She was predeceased by her brothers Paul and Arthur Heriot. Over the years Judy waitressed at various diners including the Acropolis, Townhouse, and Henry’s. She also worked many years at the Hamden Lanes where she ran many leagues. Along with her love for family, bowling and bingo, Judy will be remembered as a loving soul. The family would like thank the staff at Connecticut Hospice for their kindness and dedication.

Memorial Service will be held on Sunday October 15, 2017 at Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Ave from 4-7pm. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her great grandson Zane Brandl, 41 Loller Road in Hamden. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Gilda (Sidera) Brunt

Gilda (Sidera) Brunt, 93, of Hamden entered into eternal life on October 5th surrounded by her beloved family. Born on May 13, 1924 in West Haven, CT, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Adeline Sidera. She was predeceased by her dearly loved husband William Brunt, and sister Philomena Bozzuto. She is survived by her daughters, Carol (Stephen) Papa of Branford, and Arlene (Nicholas) Crismale of Guilford, and her five granddaughters, Deana (John) Vendetto, Kara (Richard) Burgarella, Melissa (Anthony) Capasso, Alicia (Lisa) Crismale and Brianna Papa, six great grandchildren and her sister Virginia Sidera. Gilda’s greatest joy was being with her family to whom she dedicated her life. She loved cooking and baking for everyone at her home and attended all of her grandchildren’s life events. “Nonnie” was loving and kind and will be greatly missed by everyone.

Visitation will be held on Thursday October 12, 2017 in Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Ave, from 10-11am. Funeral service will follow at 11am in the Funeral Home with Deacon Ron Gurr officiating. Interment will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Pietro Capozzo

Pietro Capozzo 76, of East Haven, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Yale New Haven Hospital, Saint Raphaels Campus. He was the husband of Antonietta Fiondella Capozzo. Pietro (Pete) was born in Gioia Sannitica, Province of Caserta, Italy on May 19,1941; youngest son of the late Mariano and Pasqualina (Frassini) Capozzo. Pietro served in the Italian army and briefly resided in Switzerland before moving to the US to join his family. He worked as a construction foreman for Blakeslee Arpaia and Chapman for 35 years until his retirement in 2000. Beloved father to Sonia and David Corolla of New Haven and Donna (Capozzo) and Robert Bolduc of Guilford. Cherished Nonno to his grandchildren Marchela and Anthony Corolla and Jacq Bolduc. Brother of Giuseppe (Lidia) Capozzo, Antonio (Angela) Capozzo, Marianella (Michel) DelGreco, Concetta (Mario) Malone, Caterina (Nazzareno) Russo,and Alfonsina (Enrico) Lucatino. Predeceased by his sisters Michelina (Alessandro) Russo, Annina (Francesco) Fiondella, Filomena (Marcello) Orsini and his brothers Francesco (Maria), Luigi (Michelina), Gennaro (Madelena), Vincenzo (Giovanna), and Mario (Theresa) Capozzo.

His funeral procession will leave on Saturday September 30, 2017 from Hamden Memorial, 1300 Dixwell Ave at 10:15. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Michael’s Church, 29 Wooster Pl, New Haven at 11 O’clock. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum at All Saints Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday morning at the funeral home from 8-10am. In lieu of flowers please make donations in his name to Ronald McDonald house, for his love of all children. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Barbara Jean DiGrazio

Barbara Jean (Braemer) DiGrazio, age 69, of Hamden, entered into eternal rest on Friday September 15, 2017 at Masonicare of Wallingford. Born on May 7, 1948, the daughter of the late Alfred and Elizabeth (Higgins) Braemer. The beloved wife of Nicholas DiGrazio Sr. of Hamden for 44 years. The cherished mother of Nicholas (Lucille Cretella) DiGrazio Jr. of East Haven, Elizabeth (Kenneth) Daugherty of Durham, and Mark DiGrazio of Hamden. Also survived by a host of family members and friends. Barbara was a paraprofessional and worked at Helen St School in Hamden for 21 years.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday September 23, 2017 at Hamden Memorial, 1300 Dixwell Ave from 9:30-10:30am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church at 11 O’clock. The family would like to say thank you to Montowese Health and Rehab Center of North Haven, Masonicare of Wallingford, and Dr. Jeremy Kortmansky and staff of Smilow North Haven Campus. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Masonicare Hospice unit of Wallingford. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com.

Luray Beers

Luray Dudley Esten Beers, 73, of Old Saybrook, CT, the self-appointed leader of the Dudley Avenue Branch of the Department of Homeland Security, and occasional Edith Head impersonator, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2017. She would like you to believe that she was still 29 years old.

Luray was born on June 19, 1944, in Rockford, IL, to Leroy and Juanita Esten. She graduated from West High School in 1962 and attended college in Arizona. She married Donald Billiau in 1966 and soon welcomed Drew and Christopher. Her children remember her as a loving and caring mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals. Passionate about giving back to the community, Luray served on many boards, including the Boards of Trustees of Rockford College, Rockford Memorial Hospital, and Keith School, chairing committees and providing valuable leadership. Her most recent position was that of President of the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce in 2002-03.

Regularly seated at her reserved table at Penny Lane Pub, Luray was often seen reading only the most vulgar of books of ill repute. Not shy about inquiring into the lives of others, Luray routinely could be overheard asking intimate and personal questions of complete strangers, and fellow diners; she would often follow these exchanges with her boisterous and well-known laugh.

Luray is survived by her sons Andrew Billiau of Abington, PA, and Christopher Billiau and his wife Jill, of Thetford Center, VT; grandchildren, Saylor, Hugo, and August; and her more-sister-than-cousin, Bunny York and her husband Dennis of The Villages, FL, and Waterford, CT; as well as a number of cousins in CT and RI. She was preceded in death by her husband James Beers in 2001, and her beloved dog, Dudley James, earlier this year.

A private ceremony will be held at Cypress Cemetery, at which Amazing Grace will not be sung. A reception will follow at her favorite spot to people watch, Penny Lane Pub, in Old Saybrook, on September 23 from 10am-12pm. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Luray’s life. Condolences may be sent to luray-esten-beers.forevermissed.com. The family would like to thank Paul and Vicki Curran, Rhea Milardo, Kim Lacey and Carla Giugno, Nancy Schwartz, and her cousin Bunny for their care and devotion to Luray, and their encouragement of, and amusement in, her eccentricities. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Carl Swan at Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Ave Hamden. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com.

Thomas C. Sachse

Thomas C. Sachse, age 58, of Charlotte, NC, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC after a brief illness. Tom, the son of the late Erwin and Elizabeth Sachse, was born on September 2, 1958, in Waterbury, CT, and was a graduate of Wolcott High School and the University of Connecticut. He is survived by his brother, two sisters, and a niece. Tom worked as a computer programmer and spent most of his life in Texas and Arizona.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Hamden Memorial, 1300 Dixwell Ave from 12:00-1:00pm. Interment will follow in the Old Pine Grove Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com.

Madeline Marie Giangrande

Madeline Marie Allen Giangrande “Maddie” passed through heaven’s gate on July 18, 2017 surrounded by her loving family and friends by her side. She was born on November 14, 1947 in New Haven, the daughter of the late Catherine Bagley (Degosta) and the late George E. Allen. She is survived by the love of her life William Giangrande Sr “Billy”, her loving sons Robert S. Maluk, Jr (Tracy) and Matthew Allen Maluk and her beloved dog Loosi. She graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1968. She earned her Associates Degree from South Central Community College in Drug and Alcohol Counseling and her Bachelors Degree in Human Services from Albertus Magnus College. She was working on her Masters Degree at SCSU. She worked for Salvation Army as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. She loved being a student, Classical Music especially Beethoven and Cruising with her family to Bermuda and Southern Caribbean. She was a loving and caring woman and was loved by all who met her.

Visitation will be held on Saturday July 22, 2017 in Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Ave. from 9:30-10:30am. A graveside service will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Smilow Cancer Hospital or St Jude Children’s Hospital in Maddie’s name. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Delores Marie Lewis

Delores Marie (Nocerino) Lewis, 69 of Hamden entered into eternal rest on July 5th at Shady Knoll Health Center after a long illness. She was the devoted wife to the late Robert (Bob) Lewis. Born in New Haven, CT on December 21, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Theresa (Fusco) Nocerino of Hamden. Beloved mother to Michael (Robin) Lewis of Westport, and Kimberly (Bryan) Epperson of Hamden. Grandmother of X-Avier Epperson, Madeline, Harper and Ava Delores Lewis. Sister of James (Kay) Nocerino of North Haven, Barbara (Paul) Moraski of Hamden, Jerry (Judy) Nocerino of Woodbridge, and Adele (Ralph) Raffone of Hamden. Delores was a fun-loving aunt to three nieces and seven nephews, as well as a great aunt to four great-nieces and four great-nephews. She continues to be adored by endless friends and co-workers. Delores graduated from Hamden High School and then the Norwalk School of Nursing. She started her career at the Hospital of St. Raphael, YNHH, and was the Occupational Health Supervisor at Sikorsky Aircraft, where she met Bob, the love of her life. They were happily married for 32 years and adored each other until death did they part. Together, they raised a wonderful son and daughter, and enjoyed each and every day with them. She ended her career working as a school nurse at Helen Street, Westwoods and Shepard Glen schools, where she gave her students great care and compassion. Delores was a talented and artistic person, who enjoyed needle point, crochet, crewel, sewing, writing, baking, and entertained with ease. She was always the life of the party, and will be remembered by her contagious laugh.

Her Funeral procession will leave on Monday July 10, 2017 from Hamden Memorial, 1300 Dixwell Ave. at 10:15am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 2819 Whitney Ave. Hamden at 11 O’clock. Interment will follow in the Lewis’ family plot at Centerville Cemetery. Calling Hours will be Sunday evening from 5-8pm. at Hamden Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Anthony Joseph DeMusis of Hamden, Connecticut

Anthony Joseph DeMusis, age 80, of Hamden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday June 27, 2017 at YNHH. Born on February 1, 1937 in New Haven, the son of the late Anthony and Alice (Murphy) DeMusis. He was the loving brother-in-law of Bernadette DeMusis of Branford. Anthony really enjoyed being with his aunt Josephine Robertson. He was predeceased by one brother Ralph T. DeMusis. Anthony entertained at Davenport Housing by his singing and playing the piano. He learned how to play the piano by ear. Anthony loved the late actress Elizabeth Taylor, loved all animals and especially cats.

Visitation will be held on Monday July 3, 2017 at Hamden Memorial, 1300 Dixwell Ave. from 8:30-9:30am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 321 Circular Ave., Hamden at 10 O’clock. Interment will follow in the DeMusis family plot at Beaverdale Memorial Park. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com

Jonathan L. Webb of Hamden

Jonathan L. Webb, age 35, of Hamden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday June 25, 2017. Born on August 15, 1981, in New Haven to Elicia (Webb) Lacombe of Hamden and to the late Claude Coleman. Cherished father of Michael Hanes of New Haven, Brittany Webb of Ellington, Alicia Webb of New Haven, Jacob Webb of Hartford, and Sabion Webb of New Haven. Beloved brother of Jonique Webb of Hamden and Latoya (Antonio) Smith of New Haven. Also survived by his stepfather Daniel Webb of Hamden, maternal grandmother Katie Webb of FL, paternal grandmother Dorothy Coleman of Hamden, 2 special aunts Idella (Willie) Bell of New Haven, Laurel Coleman of Hamden, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Predeceased by great-grandmother Mary Carter.

A Celebration of Jonathan’s life will be held on Friday July 7, 2017 in Beulah Heights First Pentecostal Church, 782 Orchard St., New Haven at 11 O’clock. Viewing in Church from 10-11am. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com.