Our Obituaries

Robert H. Horn

September 1, 1929 - January 21, 2018

On January 21, 2018 Robert H. Horn, 88, of Evergreen Woods in North Branford and a long-time resident of Madison, CT passed away peacefully at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT after a relatively short illness with his wife and children at his side. A memorial service to honor his life will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018 at First Congregational Church in Madison, CT at 11:00 am. Born in...
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Sarah Watson

June 9, 1937 - January 11, 2018

Sarah "Sally" Watson, 80, of Moodus, passed away on January 11, 2018, at Chestelm in Moodus.She was born on June 9, 1937, in Bridgeport, the daughter of Joseph Malachi Watson and Anne Gallagher Watson.Sally was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the United States Army. Sally retired from Chesebrough Ponds where she worked for 23 years.Sally is survived by her brother John Watson and his...
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Leo J. Brennan

August 28, 1934 - January 9, 2018

Leo J. Brennan, 83, of Madison, CT passed peacefully away on January 9, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 28, 1934 and is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley Brennan; daughter Laurie Brennan and her partner Constance Calderaro of Barkhamstead, CT; son Timothy Brennan and his wife Jennifer of Westerly, RI and four grandchildren; Grace, Miles, Nora and Will Brennan. ...
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Christopher J. Conroy

November 29, 1928 - December 31, 2017

Christopher J. Conroy, Jr., of Madison passed away peacefully on December 31, 2017, surrounded by loving family.Born on November 29, 1928, in Derby to the late Harriet Ahern and Christopher J. Conroy.He was predeceased by his beloved daughter Mary K. Conroy, sister Maryann McKiernan and nephew James J. McKiernan. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Joan Veno Conroy, daughters Beth Ann...
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Jeannine Lundin Wierzbinski

March 28, 1932 - December 31, 2017

Jeannine Lundin Wierzbinski, 85, widow of Dr. Joseph "Buzz" Wierzbinski, passed away peacefully at Evergreen Woods in North Branford, CT on December 31, 2017. She was a long time resident of Madison, CT.Jeannine graduated from nursing school with an RN at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. She was the head nurse in the hospital's intensive care unit. It was there, at Deaconess, that she...
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Richard J. Evans

April 1, 1924 - December 30, 2017

Richard J. Evans, 93, of Branford formally of Madison, beloved husband of the late Shirley Evans, passed peacefully on Saturday December 30 2017 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was born April 1, 1924 to Harold & Edith Evans and grew up in in the New York Catskill Mountain area, where he began his love of golf. From Liberty High School he then enlisted in the United States Army in 1943,...
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Rafael Garcia

November 15, 1927 - December 29, 2017

LTC Rafael Garcia, Jr., (USA, Ret.), of Madison, passed away on December 29, 2017, at home while surrounded by family.He was born November 15, 1927 the son of Rafael Garcia, Sr., and Angelica Trevino Garcia, while his family was living in Burgos, Tamaulipas, Mexico. When he was three, his family returned to Mercedes, TX and Rafael grew up in the Rio Grande Valley, working on his family's ranch....
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Terri Lynn Onofrio

March 4, 1957 - December 24, 2017

Terri Lynn Onofrio, 60, of Old Saybrook, went home to be with the Lord after a long fought illness at Yale's Smilow Cancer Hospital on December 24, 2017. During this time, she inspired those around her with her love of life and a never give up attitude while enduring a long battle with breast cancer. Terri was born on March 4, 1957 to Shirley (Vincent) Onofrio and the late Eugene O. Onofrio. ...
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Kenneth Southworth Davies

December 20, 1925 - December 24, 2017

Kenneth Southworth Davies renowned trompe l'oeil and American still-life painter, died December 24, 2017 at his home in Madison, Connecticut. He was 92. Ken was born December 20, 1925 to Bertrand Eaves and May Southworth Davies and grew up in in New Bedford, MA summering on Martha's Vineyard. From New Bedford High School he attended Massachusetts School of Fine Art and served in the United...
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Carol Beck Bohling

December 20, 1936 - December 24, 2017

Carol H. Bohling , of Madison and formerly of Redding CT , died on December 24, 2017, at her home. She was born on December 20, 1936, in Montreal, Canada, the daughter of James E. and Eunice C. Hickman.A loving, compassionate and caring wife, mother and grandmother she enjoyed a successful career in the 70's and 80's in specialty retailing managing several bridal and gift shops in Ridgefield CT...
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Gloria U. Sypher

October 4, 1926 - December 18, 2017

Gloria Urcelay Sypher of Madison, CT passed away at the age of 91 at Yale New Haven Hospital after a month long illness. Born and raised in Fall River, MA, she attended Simon's College in Boston for a B.S. in Nursing and spent her career using her Master's in Public Health. She is predeceased by her husband, Robert Lynde Sypher, whom she married in 1957 and after raising their two children she...
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Diane Scarpati

July 19, 1941 - December 14, 2017

Diane Scarpati, 76, beloved wife of Thomas S. Scarpati, passed away after a long illness on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Born in Brooklyn, NY on July 19, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Antoinette Caporicci DiSarle.Diane was a legal secretary prior to her marriage. She was an active member of St. Margaret Church and served as president of the...
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Eleanor Ruth Rosenblatt

November 28, 1926 - December 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Eric J. Perrelli

November 24, 1971 - December 7, 2017

Madison resident Eric Perrelli died December 7 at Hospice in Branford. He was born in New Haven on November 24, 1971, son of Peter and Rosalie Perrelli. Eric graduated from Morgan High School in Clinton in 1990 and from American University with a degree in Criminal Justice in 1994. He spent many years working in software development and project management for a company now under General Dynamics....
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Janet T. Anderson

March 21, 1935 - December 3, 2017

Janet T. Anderson, 82, of Madison, beloved wife of the late Arthur Peter (Pete) Anderson, Jr., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday December 3, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by her family. Born on February 22, 1935 in Lawrence, MA, she was the daughter of Gordon M. and Louise L. Thompson. Jan and Pete were married for 44 years before his passing in 2002. She earned her Bachelor's...
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Harry Bennett Maple

November 23, 1930 - December 2, 2017

Harry Bennett Maple, 87, died peacefully Saturday, December 2, 2017 at home in Madison, CT with his wife of sixty-four years, Bonnell (Koerner) Maple by his side.Born November 23, 1930 in Elizabeth, PA, Harry was the proud and loving son of the late Harry and Hazel (Bennett) Maple. He grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania, graduating from Mapletown High School in 1949. Harry attended California...
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Regina Langdon Annunziata

June 5, 1925 - December 1, 2017

Regina Langdon Annunziata, of Madison and formerly of Milford, died on December 1, 2017.She was born on June 5, 1925, in Hartford, the daughter of Robert and Regina (Kane) Langdon.Regina graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy and St. Joseph College in West Hartford, CT. She lived in Milford for 56 years and a was active in her St. Mary's parish guild, volunteered at Milford Hospital and was a...
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Marian E. Plagemann

June 24, 1927 - November 24, 2017

Marian Edith (Froeba) Plagemann, 90, of Madison, passed away on November 24 at Twin Maples Healthcare in Durham, CT. Marian was born June 24, 1927 in New Britain, CT to George F. And Edith (Galpin) Froeba, both of New Britain. She graduated from New Britain High School in 1945, worked as a telephone operator for the phone company in New Britain, and then as a clerk in the accounting department at...
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David A. Cayer

November 14, 1928 - November 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Mary Ann Sebora

May 1, 1933 - November 12, 2017

In loving memory of Mary A. Sebora,84, who entered into eternal rest, with Family by her side, on Sunday November 12,2017. Mary was born in Menasha, Wisconsin on May 1, 1933. She was the Daughter of John and Evelyn(Kettenhofen) Hoheisel. In 1951 Mary married the late Norbert Koller and together they raised 9 beautiful children. Mary was a loving, caring, devoted, and hard working Mother and...
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Ruth J. Starbranch

April 20, 1926 - November 11, 2017

Ruth Jacobson Starbranch, age 91, of Cromwell and formerly of Madison, passed away peacefully on Saturday November 11, 2017. Ruth was born in New Haven, CT on April 20, 1926, daughter of the late Adolf Julius and Ellen Nilsson Jacobson. She was also predeceased by John, her husband of 46 years and her two sisters, Cecilia Johnson and Betty Henrickson.Ruth is survived by 3 daughters and sons-in...
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Edward Higgins

October 12, 1926 - October 30, 2017

Edward Francis Higgins, of Branford, died on October 30, 2017. He was born in Far Rockaway, NY, the son of James Higgins and Cecelia Coles Higgins. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he attended Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn NY. Thereafter he worked as a Commercial Artist while living on Long Island with his family. His hobbies included reading, following college football...
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Roland Luigi Ferrera

May 31, 1942 - October 20, 2017

Roland Luigi Ferrera, 75. Madison, West Haven, Sun Lakes, Arizona, Leominster, Massachusetts.Roland L. Ferrera 75, passed away at home on October 20.He leaves his loving fiance and partner of 18 years, Nancy Hartzell; son John D. (Bunky) Ferrera, daughter-in-law Anna, grandson John M. (Jake) and granddaughter Monica L., of Davis, California; son Michael J. (Runt) Ferrera; son-in-law Gregg Boyd,...
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Eleanor Ann McCarthy

June 28, 1946 - October 18, 2017

Eleanor Ann McCarthy, of Guilford, passed away suddenly on October 18, 2017. She was born on June 28, 1946, in New Haven, the daughter of the late Warren and Elena Richmond. She grew up in North Branford and was a graduate of North Haven High School. Eleanor is survived by her children James "Jay" McCarthy and his wife Anne, and Megan McCarthy (Howard Finkel), all of Madison; her sister Beverly...
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Robert E. Hone

December 8, 1969 - October 13, 2017

Robert 'Rob' Emmett Hone III of Clinton passed away suddenly on Friday, October 13, 2017. He was born in Greenwich, CT on December 8, 1969 to Bunny and Rob Hone of Madison.He was a graduate of Daniel Hand High School in Madison, Class of 1988. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Colorado State University in 1994. Rob was a Fine Wine and Beverage Representative for over twenty years...
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Ann Sharon Hogan

March 20, 1948 - October 11, 2017

Ann Sharon Hogan, beloved sister of Matthew M. Hogan, Joan Hogan Reinhart and husband Jim, Laura Hogan and husband Noel, and Thomas Hogan, aunt to Melanie Kohler and Malachi Hogan Bray, great-aunt to Malakai Kohler and Malachi Bray jr., cousin to Kurt Johnson and Lisa Surphlis, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2017 at her home in Madison, CT. She was predeceased by her parents Joan Marzano...
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Larry Beaulieu

June 29, 1949 - October 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Brendan Francis Regan

December 3, 1963 - September 28, 2017

Brendan Francis Regan, 53 of Guilford, CT passed away on Thursday, September 28 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in New Haven on December 3rd, 1963. Brendan graduated from Daniel Hand High School in 1983. He was president of Regan Metal Corporation which he owned and operated for over 20 years. He was very proud of the company since it had been in his family for over 100 years. ...
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Eva P. Morano

October 19, 1929 - September 28, 2017

Eva P. Morano, age 87, passed away peacefully Thursday evening September 28, at Middlesex Hospital in Connecticut with her family by her side. Ms. Morano was born October 18, 1929 in Bronx, New York to Louis and Gaetana Morano. Eva, her two sisters Rose and Yolanda, and her parents lived on Burke Avenue in the Bronx before moving to Pelham, New York in 1942. After attending Pelham Memorial...
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Sarra M. Rexroad

July 5, 1983 - September 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Wilma Elizabeth Maus

October 27, 1936 - September 23, 2017

Wilma Elizabeth Maus, 80, beloved wife of Robert J. Maus of Madison, passed away Saturday September 23, 2017 at CT Hospice in Branford surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. Born in Arlington, MA on October 27, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Catherine Martin Cook. Wilma earned her B.A. in Education from the College of New Rochelle. She was a dedicated...
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Robert S. Ogden

August 24, 1934 - September 14, 2017

Robert Schuyler Ogden Jr., who lived his life with eternal optimism, joy, passion, and great conviction, died on September 14th, 2017 at The Connecticut Hospice in Branford with his daughters by his side. He was 83 and lived in Sanibel, Florida and Madison, Connecticut. Bob was born in 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts to Robert S. Ogden and Edith Mitton Ogden of New Canaan, CT. After attending New...
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Paul A. Nichols

January 6, 1946 - September 11, 2017

Paul Allen Nichols, 71, passed away September 11, 2017, at the Hospice Care unit in Middlesex Hospital. Paul was the son of the late Edward Charles Nichols and Ruth Nilson Nichols. He was born in Middlesex Hospital January 6, 1946, and grew up in Madison, CT. He graduated in 1964 from Daniel Hand High School and attended Mitchell College and Post University where he excelled as an athlete and...
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Gail Patterson Hunter

September 22, 1930 - September 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Joseph P. Wierzbinski

January 27, 1933 - September 2, 2017

Dr. Joseph "Buzz" Wierzbinski, 84, beloved husband of Jeannine Wierzbinski, passed away peacefully at Evergreen Woods in North Branford, CT on September 1, 2017. He was a long time resident of Madison, CTDr. Wierzbinski obtained his B.A. degree from Yale University and his M.D. degree from Yale Medical School, followed by a residency at the former Boston City Hospital. He was in private practice...
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Victor Francis Burt

October 3, 1926 - August 19, 2017

Victor Francis Burt, age 90, died of natural causes on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, Connecticut. Victor was born on October 3, 1926 to in Ross, California to Edgar and Muriel (Knott) Burt, and grew up in the greater San Francisco area. While in high school, he worked on building Liberty ships as part of the war effort. After graduating high school he served in the...
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Margaret C. Pfister

May 7, 1917 - August 19, 2017

Margaret C. Pfister, 100, of Madison, CT and a long time resident of White Plains, NY, beloved wife of the late Lewis M. Pfister, passed away peacefully on Saturday August 19, 2017 at Essex Meadows Health Care. Born in Lockport, NY on May 7, 1917, she was the daughter of the late NY State Sen. William W. and Mary E. Garner Campbell. Margaret was a graduate of Vassar College Class of 1938. She was...
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Richard Zaparanick

April 21, 1943 - August 17, 2017

Richard Colin Zaparanick of Madison, passed away unexpectedly on August 17, 2017. He was born on April 21, 1943 in Newark New Jersey, the son of Joseph and Lillian Dowling Zaparanick.He graduated from Westfield High School in New Jersey in 1962. Richard graduated from Peru State College with a B.S. in History and Education. He then earned a Master's degree in History from West Virginia...
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Jacqueline Garner

January 8, 1956 - August 8, 2017

Jacqui (Jacqueline) Garner (nee Bromley) passed away on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at the CT Hospice in Branford, at the age of 61.She had battled ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) since being diagnosed on 23rd October 2013, but deteriorated rapidly due to respiratory complications in the days before her death. Jacqui was born in Carlisle, England, on January 8th, 1956. She lived for many years in the...
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Keith M. Hotchkiss

January 9, 1947 - August 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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John A. Wiesbrock

November 22, 1939 - August 4, 2017

John A. Wiesbrock, Jr. (Jack), 77, passed away on August 4th, 2017, after a long illness. He was a resident of Madison, CT, since the bi-centennial year 1976. Jack was born in Aurora, IL, November 22nd, 1939, to John A. and Anna (Dekan) Wiesbrock. He grew up in the Wheaton-Warrenville, IL, area and attended its public schools. He always kept in touch with old high school friends. ...
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James R. Boling

July 18, 1935 - July 30, 2017

CAPT James R. Boling, age 82, passed away peacefully at home on July 30th 2017, after a long illness, with his wife by his side.James was born on July 18, 1935 in Slater, MO. to the late Juanita Patterson and Jesse Boling. James graduated from Topeka High School in 1953 and the University of Nebraska Navy ROTC program in 1957. He was commissioned as a Naval officer in June of 1957 and spent 10...
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John Thomas

December 21, 1945 - July 29, 2017

John Thomas, of Madison, passed away on July 29, 2017 at his home.He was born on December 21, 1945, in Germany.John held a Bachelor Degree in International Marketing, was President of Datamark and formerly Vice President of Sales with Thinklogical. John was a member of the American Radio Relay League, and held his Amateur Radio License KIVW Extra Class.He is survived by his wife Christine...
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Marianne Simonson Edgerton

February 11, 1924 - July 27, 2017

Marianne Simonson Edgerton of Branford, CT, formerly of Lewisburg, PA, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2017. She was born on February 11, 1924 in Sweden, the daughter of the late Nils Simonson and Margareta Cederqvist. She was educated in Sweden and attended the University of Stockholm. When she came to the United States, Marianne initially worked for Robert Oppenheimer at the Institute for...
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Matthew J. Leclerc

July 26, 1995 - July 22, 2017

Matthew John Leclerc age 21 passed away un-expectantly on July 22, 2017. Matthew was born on July 26, 1995 in Bronx New York to Neal and Laurel Leclerc. He previously resided in New Rochelle New York before moving to Madison, CT. at the age of 8. He graduated from Madison high school and attended Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. He was a parishioner at St. Margaret's church in Madison....
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Roland A. DuBois

November 3, 1935 - July 20, 2017

Roland A. DuBois born in Tappan, N.Y. died at Yale hospital on July 20th at age 81 after a short illness. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andre DuBois of Horse Pond Rd. Madison Ct. He was a graduate of Daniel Hand High School, afterwards enlisted in the navy and was based at Quonset Point Rhode Island. He was one of the top ten graduates of his class at the Naval Aviation School in Norman, Okla. ...
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Charles Willis McCallum

June 10, 1942 - July 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Edwin R. McIntier

July 1, 1935 - July 3, 2017

Edwin Ralph McIntier, Sr., of Madison, died on July 3, 2017.He was born in Madison on July 1, 1935, son of the late Ralph E. and Caroline Kashamer McIntier.Prior to retiring he owned McIntier & Sons in Madison. He enjoyed NASCAR.Edwin is survived by his loving children: son Edwin (Pat) McIntier, Jr., daughters Lorraine DuBeau, Melissa McIntier and Kimberly (Dave) McIntier; also his devoted...
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William YOLEN

June 9, 1914 - July 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Dolores McGuinn

March 16, 1935 - June 29, 2017

Dolores "Dee" McGuinn, of Hobe Sound, Florida & Guilford, CT formerly of Trumbull, CT passed away suddenly on June 29 at the age of 82. Dolores was born on March 16, 1935, in Bridgeport, the daughter of the late Stanley Sobotka and Anna Vlodek Sobotka. Dolores was predeceased by her loving husband John McGuinn, Jr. of 34 years. She was the mother of John (Sharon) McGuinn of Roxbury, CT...
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Nancy H. Baran

January 6, 1930 - June 26, 2017

Nancy H. Baran of Madison CT, formerly of Winnetka IL and beloved wife of John S. Baran, passed away on June 26, 2017, her sixty-third wedding anniversary. Nancy was the devoted mother of the late Mariana Baran of Highland Park IL and Cecily Baran of Madison, and beloved grandmother of Juliette and Genevieve Geller, also of Madison. Nancy was the loving daughter of William and Dorothy Harris of...
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Leona C. Huminski

June 9, 1921 - June 25, 2017

Leona Huminski, 96, MadisonLeona C. Huminski, 96, of Madison passed away June 25 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA June 9, 1921 the daughter of the late Walter & Julia Kryzminski. She was the wife of the late Edmund A. Huminski.She attended and graduated high school in Pittsburgh, PA also studying and working as a hair dresser before dedicating her life as a Mother...
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Charles T. Kalal

January 12, 1926 - June 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Dennis C. Cronin

June 21, 1930 - June 19, 2017

Dennis C. Cronin, 86, of Killingworth, CT, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice. Formerly of New York City, Dennis was born June 21, 1930 in Dobbs Ferry, NY and attended Brooklyn Technical High School. He graduated from Columbia College in 1952. Following college Dennis served in the US Army during the Korean War. He attended Columbia Law School graduating in 1957. Dennis had...
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MaryAnn C. Zavadoski

May 23, 1943 - June 17, 2017

Mary Ann Cecelia Zavadoski, née Fogarty 74, wife of William J. Zavadoski for 46 years passed away unexpectedly at their home in Madison, CT on June 17, 2017. Mary Ann was born on May 23, 1943 in Hazelton, PA to the late James and Ann Fogarty, later residing in Tamaqua, PA. She was a graduate of Tamaqua High School. She would continue to "ponder the chemistry of life" as the caption under...
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Thomas Brian Carraway

June 11, 1950 - June 4, 2017

Thomas Brian Carraway, of Clinton, and formerly of Madison, died on June 4, 2017.He was born on June 11, 1950, in Utica, NY, the son of Ernest and Rosemary Carraway.Thomas received his Bachelor's Degree from Buffalo State University. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1968-72. He loved his many years in outdoor advertising sales in New York City.Thomas is survived by his wife Nancy;...
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Antoinette Mae Prahovic

March 20, 1931 - June 3, 2017

Antoinette Mae Prahovic, of West Haven, and formerly of Guilford, died on June 3, 2017.She was born on March 20, 1931, in Madison, the daughter of Harry and Jennie Bishop. She was one of seven children that included Harry, Jr., Raymond, Ellen, Florence, Bertha, and Vera.She was the widow of Rudolph Prahovic.Mrs. Prahovic is survived by her children, Alan Prahovic and Deborah Hyatt of Clinton,...
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Robert Hall

October 12, 1936 - June 2, 2017

Robert G. Hall, of Madison, died on June 2, 2017, in Madison.He was born on October 12, 1936, in Guilford, the son of Robert and Elizabeth Hall.After graduating from Guilford High School in 1954, he joined the Army and served as a paratrooper until 1957. He worked for several years for Madison Builders before becoming a self-employed licensed plumber and electrician in the Shoreline Area. Bob&...
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E. Bosworth Grier

May 28, 1929 - May 24, 2017

E. Bosworth Grier, Jr., (Bos) of Madison, Connecticut, died peacefully and surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 24, 2017at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Bos was born in West Hartford, Connecticut on May 28, 1929, to Edward Bosworth and Ruth Phelps Grier. He attended Westminster High School and went on to study engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He played ice hockey at both...
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Margaret Hunter Devorak

July 18, 1928 - May 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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William J. Boyle

July 7, 1923 - May 5, 2017

William J. Boyle, Jr (Bill), most recently from Madison, CT. and formerly from Southbridge, MA, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Watrous Nursing Center in Madison, Ct. Bill was widowed by his former wife Lorraine Loiselle Boyle of Southbridge, MA in 2004. He was born July 7, 1923 in Southbridge, MA to the late William J Boyle and Lillian LaVoie Boyle, and lived in Southbridge...
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Dorothea A. Biehler

May 31, 1939 - May 1, 2017

I'd like the memory of meTo be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglowOf smilesWhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingSoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesAnd bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,To dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leaveWhen life is done.
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Glenn Cubin

November 6, 1964 - April 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Dorothy A. Parsons

October 8, 1923 - April 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Gladys M. Donahue

December 21, 1924 - April 20, 2017

Gladys M. Donahue, 92, a long-time resident of Madison, CT, passed away at Brightview Senior Living in Randolph, NJ on April 20, 2017, with family at her side. She is survived by her daughters, Pat Van Deventer of Madison, CT and Terry Donahue Egler of Chester, NJ, her son, Mike Donahue of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, her sons-in-law, the Honorable Patrick Clifford of Madison, CT and Alan Egler of...
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Sandra Dunbar

December 17, 1942 - April 12, 2017

Sandra S. (Kasper) Dunbar, 74, of Essex, CT and Wilton, NH, passed away April 12, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Sandy was born on December 17, 1942 in Middletown, CT to the late Nellie Hine Kasper Watson and Edward Kasper. She spent her childhood in Hammonasset with her parents, Ronald & Nellie Watson and sister, Shirley Watson Handy.Sandy leaves her daughters and son-in-law,...
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Carol O'Day Moriarty

December 28, 1938 - April 11, 2017

Carol O'Day Moriarty, 78, beloved wife of Thomas Moriarty, passed away on April 11, 2017. She was born December 28, 1938 in Jamaica Plain, MA to the late Joseph and Anne Baxter. Carol is predeceased by her late husband of 43 wonderful years, Frank O'Day of Madison, CT and her sons Matthew and Frankie O'Day, as well as her brother Philip Baxter. Carol spoke fondly of her childhood in Jamaica...
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Patricia A. Morrison

January 22, 1941 - April 6, 2017

Pat Morrison (Dzielak) beloved mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and friend died peacefully on April 6th, 2017 at the age of 76.Pat is survived by her two sons, Rick Ostop and his wife Darcy of Cardiff CA, Rob Ostop and his wife Lisa and her two grandsons, Jaret and Logan Ostop of Madison, CT, her brother Bill Dzielak and his wife Roz of Hartland, CT their three sons and seven grandchildren....
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Carol A. Singer

September 19, 1940 - March 12, 2017

Carol A. Singer formerly of Bradenton, FL passed away peacefully with her sister by her side on March 12, 2017 at the Mary Wade Skilled Nursing Facility in New Haven. Born in New Haven, Carol is survived by her loving sister Mary E. Monahan of Hamden whom she was with for the past Five years. Carol was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Mary Flanagan Eagan, her sister Susan F. Eagan and...
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Edith Elizabeth Lyster

June 8, 1927 - March 10, 2017

Edith Elizabeth Lyster passed away on March 10th, 2017, 3 months before her 90th birthday. Her daughters were by her side. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Edie and her husband of 58 years, Dr. Richard (Dick) Lyster, spent many years in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, before moving to St. Petersburg, Florida where Dick was an Orthopedic Surgeon. Edie was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, sister, and...
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Marilyn Pageau

December 22, 1954 - March 1, 2017

Marilyn L. Pageau, age 62, wife of Chuck Pageau for the past 30 years, of Clinton, CT, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2017 at her home. Marilyn was born December 22, 1954 to the late Fredrick R. Menzies and June (Carroll) Menzies. She attended and graduated Daniel Hand High School in Madison CT and Dental Ceramist School in Norwalk, CT. Marilyn was a loving and devoted mother to her special...
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Barbara D'Alo

May 2, 1946 - February 23, 2017

Barbara Marie D'Alo, 70, wife of Herbert F. D'Alo of 50 years passed away after a short and courageous battle with cancer at CT Hospice with family and loved ones by her side. Barbara was born in Pittsburgh PA to her late parents Brownie Griggle and Helen (Koltick) Griggle. She graduated with honors and earned her RN degree before marrying the love of her life in 1966, she lived in Aberdeen, MD...
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Edward Lowell Chupp

May 14, 1927 - February 21, 2017

Edward Lowell Chupp, of Madison, died on February 21, 2017 at his residence. Ed was born on May 14, 1927, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of William and Marie (Moller) Chupp. Ed married the late Mary Miklos Chupp in 1950, and he is survived by their children Timothy Chupp (Martine), Christine Chupp Greenwood (Tom), and Geoffrey Chupp (Barbara) as well as eight grandchildren, Christopher, Taylor,...
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Mary Gloria McCarthy

August 9, 1922 - February 21, 2017

Mary Gloria Burrell McCarthy, of Madison, CT, died Tuesday, February 21st in her home peacefully with family by her side. Her husband, Edward "Chip" McCarthy, preceded her in death. He died January 8, 2010. Gloria was the beloved wife of Edward for over 66 years and dedicated mother of seven children. Family always came first to Gloria. She was a loving and caring daughter, wife, mother,...
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Eugene E. Lagasse

November 29, 1949 - February 17, 2017

Eugene Earl Lagasse, 76 of Solon Me. and Madison CT., passed away Friday Feb. 17, 2017, after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 29, 1940 in Madison. The son of Armand Lagasse Sr. and Evelyn (Lambert) Lagasse. Gene is survived by his wife Patricia Larson Lagasse. Sons Kent, Bret (Karis), Matthew (Sarah), Timothy (Megan) Lagasse. Four beautiful grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and numerous...
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Estelle Caroline Mallek

June 4, 1918 - February 16, 2017

Estelle Caroline Mallek, of Madison and formerly of West Hartford, died on February 16, 2017, at her home. She was the widow of Leo Mallek. She was born on June 4, 1918, in Manchester, NH, the daughter of Carl and Caroline Golomb. Mrs. Mallek is survived by her sons Douglas Mallek and his wife Alyce of Madison and Leo Mallek and his wife Annie of Charlottesville, VA; grandchildren Scott Mallek...
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Nancy J. Finnegan

September 1, 1939 - February 15, 2017

Nancy J. Finnegan (Mathews Van Akin), 77, of Madison, CT, formerly of Mount Kisco, NY, passed away on February 15, 2017. She was born on September 1, 1939, the first of six children. Raised and educated in Mount Kisco, Nancy married Peter W. Van Akin. Together they had three daughters and lived for many years in Katonah, NY. In 1982, Nancy moved to the Connecticut shoreline where Madison has been...
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Lynda B. Geary

February 17, 1942 - February 12, 2017

Lynda Bjornberg Geary, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2017, in Ridgefield. A long time resident of Madison, where she raised her children, she lived briefly in Woodbury before moving to Ridgefield. She was the widow of Robert H. Geary, the love of her life, to whom she was married for 36 years. Lynda was born on February 17, 1942, in North Haven, one of ten children of John Harold and...
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John A. Fennelly

July 10, 1985 - February 11, 2017

John Armstrong Fennelly, 31, of Hamden, CT formerly of Madison passed away, suddenly, on Saturday, February 11, 2017. He was born in New Haven, CT on July 10, 1985, beloved son of Denise Muir Fennelly of North Branford, CT and the late Richard E. Fennelly, Jr. He was a graduate of Daniel Hand High School and Plymouth State University, where he obtained a B.A. in English. John was a member of the...
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James J. Mahoney

June 29, 1934 - January 26, 2017

Mahoney, James J. 82, of Madison, Connecticut died January 26 at Water's Edge Rehabilitation Center in Middletown, CT. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to the late James and Margaret (Sullivan) Mahoney. Beloved husband of Joni Mahoney (O'Donnell) and the late Frances Mahoney (Whelan). Loving father of Kelly Fujitani and her husband Peter of Cos Cob, CT; Max Mahoney and his wife Lisa of...
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Lucille Grace Ramadei

December 18, 1947 - January 18, 2017

Lucille Grace Ramadei, of Madison, died on January 18, 2017. She was born on December 18, 1947, in New Haven, the daughter of the late Thomas and the late Annette (Paduano) DeMeola. Lucille was a nurse in the Continuing Care Department at St. Raphael's Hospital for 40 years. She loved all dogs, especially her companions Noah, Snowball, Arnie, Einstein, Datona, and Rocco. She won many awards...
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Marjorie C. Ehrenfreund

September 12, 1932 - January 12, 2017

Marjorie 'Midge' C. Ehrenfreund of Madison passed away Thursday, January 12 as the result of an accident. She was born on September 12, 1932 in Orange, NJ, the daughter of the late Garrett Elliott Conover and Olive Russlend Conover. She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Herbert A. Ehrenfreund, and her brother, G. E. 'Connie' Conover Jr. She is survived by her three...
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Elizabeth B. Jensen

July 9, 1920 - January 10, 2017

Elizabeth (Betty) Jensen, of Old Saybrook, formerly of Clinton and Westbrook, passed away on January 10, at Apple Rehab in Old Saybrook at the age of 96. She was predeceased by her husband Ragner Jensen. Betty is survived by her son Neal Jensen and fiancé Sue Lambert and son Lee Jensen and wife Adrienne and is leaving behind her grandchildren Christopher, Karen, Rachel and Jake Jensen. ...
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Yolande M. McDowell

October 7, 1927 - December 31, 2016

Yolande Domville Mascia McDowell, from Madison, CT, passed away on December 31st at the age of 89 at The Hearth, a retirement home in Madison, CT. Yolanda, as she preferred to be addressed in her later years, was predeceased by her former husband, James Hugh McDowell, in 1964 and subsequently assumed the role of family matriarch raising their five children in South Norwalk, CT while pursuing a...
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Jean E. Sweet

December 14, 1928 - December 23, 2016

Jean Erna Sweet, of Madison, died on December 23, 2016. She was the widow of Edgar B. Sweet Jr. She was born on December 14, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Ernest and Dorothy Sangree. Jean graduated from Branford High School in 1947; worked at C. R. Gibson in Madison and Guilford; and over the years was very active within various volunteer organizations, belonged to the Madison VFW...
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Waltraud Hens

August 19, 1925 - December 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Joseph Anthony DeSarbo

February 27, 1935 - December 4, 2016

Joseph A. DeSarbo, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Middlesex Hospice, Middletown, CT. after a long illness. He was born in Hamden CT. on February 27, 1935 to the late Joseph A. DeSarbo and Rose Carbonella Desarbo. He graduated from Hamden High School. After attending Business College, Joe worked for the family business J. DeSarbo & Bros...
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Abigail P. Fearon

May 25, 1935 - November 30, 2016

Abigail Prescott Fearon, 81, of Madison died on November 30. She was born in New York in 1935, the daughter of Thayer August and Helen Jenkins Jaccaci. Gail was a graduate of Shipley School (1953) and McGill University (1957). She was married to John Fearon in London in 1958 and, with their two daughters, moved in 1963 to New York City. Gail was a compassionate, dedicated, and respected...
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Albert M. Penta

January 28, 1928 - November 28, 2016

Albert Michael Penta, 88, residing in Madison, CT for 54 years, passed away on November 28, 2016, surrounded by his family. Born January 28, 1928, he is survived by his loving wife, JeanEmily Ricciuti Penta, whom he adored for over 58 years, his children, Joanna Penta of West Hartford, Cindy Farrell of Windsor, Albert Penta of Clinton, Jennifer (Ron) Soja of Madison, and Nancy Collins of...
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Jean Cole Fischer

September 25, 1930 - November 27, 2016

Jean C. Fischer, of Madison, died on November 27, 2016. She was born on September 25, 1930, in Middletown, the daughter of Everett Leroy and Hilda Ostergren Cole. Jean was a graduate of Connecticut College and Middlesex Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was a member of the Democratic Town Committee, volunteered at the Madison Senior Center. She...
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Joseph Thomas Harmuth

January 24, 1952 - November 27, 2016

Joseph T. Harmuth, 64, of Madison, Ct. , beloved husband of Maryanne, and adored father of John and Elizabeth, died on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by his family, after suffering a stroke that day. In addition to his wife and children, Joe is survived by his mother, Rita Harmuth Canning, his brothers, David and Bill (Yoly), his sister Holly Clement (Steve),...
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Joyce L. Gross

May 6, 1933 - November 26, 2016

Joyce L. Gross, 83, beloved wife of 62 years of Edward Gross, Jr. passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford.Born in New Haven, Connecticut she was the daughter of the late Seigfried and Elsie Lanz. She was a long-time resident of Madison and had moved to Guilford 3 years ago.Joyce grew up in Hamden, Connecticut and graduated from Hamden High School. From there...
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Joseph Anthony Fitzgerald

April 10, 1931 - November 21, 2016

Joseph Anthony Fitzgerald, 85, husband of Patricia Fitzgerald, of Madison, Connecticut passed away on November 21 from a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Joseph was born on April 10, 1931 in Oakville, Connecticut to the late Timothy Fitzgerald and Anna Moore Fitzgerald. He attended and graduated from Watertown High School and American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts...
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Eileen Pat Caulin

March 10, 1952 - November 21, 2016

Eileen Patricia Caulin, 64, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 at her home in Madison, CT. She was born on March 10, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY to Eileen (Fowler) and William Caulin.Patti grew up in Lynbrook, NY. She graduated from Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset, NY in 1970. After high school she attended Molloy College in Rockville Centre, N.Y.Patti was a caring and generous person. She...
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Elizabeth C. Pellegrini

September 27, 1918 - November 20, 2016

Elizabeth C. Pellegrini, 98, a long-time resident of Killingworth died peacefully on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Betty was born in 1918 in New Haven where she enjoyed exploring the art and architecture of the city on long walks as a child. As a young woman, while working as a caretaker for the children of a local family, the errant toss of a football from an adjoining yard would change the course...
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Michael E. Board

July 19, 1940 - November 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Roger M. Dann

September 23, 1955 - November 4, 2016

Roger Matthew Dann, 61, of Madison, died suddenly on Friday, November 4th, while on vacation in Barbados with his wife Kathy. Roger was born in Nyack, New York on September 23, 1955. He was recently retired as General Manager of the Wallingford Water and Sewer Division, a job that he held for almost 30 years. While general manager, he achieved many accomplishments and was instrumental in the...
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Jo-Ann Marie Veillette

September 9, 1941 - November 2, 2016

I am the husband of Jo-Ann Veillette-Stonehart. We met at meetings in Branford College, Yale University , where we were both Fellows. It took some time before I was able to get her to notice me but the seminal event was at a Yale Commencement where we sat together. That led to quiet coffees, discrete dinners, and long late-night telephone conversations. At the time she lived in a small apartment...
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John V. Cacace

March 10, 1926 - November 2, 2016

John V. Cacace, of Madison, died unexpectedly on November 2, 2016 at home. He was predeceased by his wife, Louise (Ferradino).He was born on March 10, 1926, in New Haven, the son of Joseph and Rosa (Storlazzi) Cacace. John attended Georgetown University and graduated from the University of Bridgeport. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army Signal Corps. He retired...
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Kornelia B. Keszler

May 4, 1920 - October 23, 2016

Kornelia Bukovszky Keszler, born May 4, 1920, in Budapest, Hungary, died on October 23, 2016, in Madison, Connecticut. Sixty years earlier to the day, the Hungarian Revolution of October 23, 1956, had unexpectedly catapulted her, her husband, and her three children from her beloved Hungary to the United States. She marveled at life in the US and wholeheartedly embraced her adopted country....
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