Our Obituaries

Homer C. Dunn

February 9, 1922 - January 23, 2018

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Robert Charles Somers

April 10, 1943 - January 23, 2018

Robert Charles Somers Sr., 74, of Monroe, CT passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Saint Vincent's in Bridgeport, CT. Bob was born in Bridgeport, CT to the late Charles and Margaret Somers (Delorme); on April 10, 1943. Bob, aka "Boober" was the beloved husband of Lena Occhipinda Somers and in recent years was a devoted caregiver to his wife. Robert was a proud veteran serving...
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David Wade Lowry

May 11, 1932 - January 22, 2018

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Nellie D. Grosko

August 24, 1934 - January 16, 2018

Nellie D. Grosko, age 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at St. Joseph's Center, in Trumbull, Connecticut. She was born on August 24,1934 in Bridgeport, CT to Libero and Antoinette D'Attolo. She was the seventh child in a family of 13 siblings. Nellie is a graduate of Harding High School class of 1952. Nellie was an outstanding athlete playing basketball and softball....
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Edward W. Knapp

August 26, 1938 - January 12, 2018

Edward W. Knapp, 79, of Sheffield, MA, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2018 surrounded by his family. Ed was born in Bridgeport, CT on August 26, 1938, the first son of the late Alson and Eleanore Knapp. He graduated from Bullard Havens Technical School in 1957 and enlisted in the Army Reserves. He was a member of the Long Hill Fire Department along with his father, uncle,...
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Holly Patricia Vistica

December 24, 1962 - December 29, 2017

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Richard Kraus

February 1, 1933 - December 25, 2017

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Kenneth R. Molzen

February 18, 1932 - December 23, 2017

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Doris Coviello

July 28, 1934 - December 20, 2017

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Ellen Mae Melfi

July 16, 1933 - December 17, 2017

Ellen Mae (Larson) Melfi, a longtime resident of Monroe, and a devoted loving wife with five children, 13 grandchildren and six plus great-grandchildren, passed away peacefully on December 17, 2017. She fought a long and brave battle against Alzheimer's. Ellen was born July 16, 1933 in Stamford to the late Ernest and Ellen (Dalghren) Larson, where at the age of 13 she met her best friend and...
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Otto W. Pernek

August 22, 1946 - December 15, 2017

Otto W. Pernek passed away peacefully at Bridgeport Hospital with his family by his side. Otto was born August 22, 1946 to Urban and Agnez Pernek. Otto born in Austria and moved to the United States in 1952 residing in Monroe, CT. Otto married Janet Searles in March of 1965. Otto's craftsmanship in Cabinetry provided him a career spanning 50 years. Otto's favorite past times included gardening,...
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Ward W. Hemenway

September 13, 1926 - December 9, 2017

Colonel Ward W. Hemenway, 91, died peacefully on December 9, 2017 at the Jewish Home in Bridgeport, CT. A veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, he served his country with distinction. Ward was born in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, in 1926 to Helen and Ward Hemenway. In 1950, he graduated from West Point U.S. Military Academy, which was followed by various Air Force assignments in the...
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Raymond E. McIlhoney,

January 25, 1966 - December 6, 2017

Our world lost a very bright light this week with the passing of Raymond E. McIlhoney, Jr. Ray passed away suddenly in his sleep beside his beloved partner, Joanne Dabrowski Vitti, on Wednesday morning, December 6. Ray was a cherished father, son, brother, uncle, friend, and coworker. All that knew him loved him. He drove millions of miles for UPS, eagerly watched his son Raymond and daughter...
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Daniel J. Mizak

January 1, 1940 - December 3, 2017

Dr. Daniel Joseph Mizak, 77, of Trumbull, a retired physician, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes in Shelton.He was predeceased by his beloved wife Heide. He was also predeceased by a brother-in-law, Vincent Lima. Survivors include four daughters, Andrea (Christopher) Kerin, Michelle Youd, Linda Mizak, and Heide Rose Mizak; three granddaughters, Jacqueline...
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Jonathan Anthony Conetta

April 15, 1980 - December 1, 2017

Jonathan "Jon" Anthony Conetta passed away peacefully, with his loving mother and girlfriend by his side on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Danbury Hospital. He was born on April 15, 1980 in Stamford, Connecticut to Carol Conetta Collins. Left to cherish Jon's memory is his mother, Carol Collins of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, his father, Van Collins of Norwalk, Connecticut, his girlfriend Kathleen...
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Lucy Rosemary Petrino

January 24, 1930 - November 23, 2017

Lucy Rosemary Petrino of Newtown, Connecticut passed away peacefully on November 23, 2017 at Masonicare of Newtown. Lucy was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on January 24, 1930. She was predeceased by her father Daniel J. Petrino, her mother Carmella Petrino (Raffio), and sisters Angela Petrino and Phillis Petrino (Boland). She is survived by her daughter Luane Koehn of Monroe, Connecticut,...
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Victor J. Castellano

January 30, 1925 - November 19, 2017

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Paul Campbell

July 14, 1947 - November 19, 2017

Paul Campbell, Jr., age 70 of Ansonia, beloved father of Ann-Marie and Heather Campbell, passed away peacefully at home on November 19, 2017. Born in New Haven, CT on July 14,1947, son of the late Paul Campbell, Sr. and Dorothy Campbell. A US Army Veteran who served in Vietnam and was employed by Coca-Cola for over 20 years. "Paulie" was known amongst his family, friends, neighbors and nurses...
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Patricia Anne Nobili

September 29, 1942 - November 18, 2017

Patricia Anne Nobili, 75, of Stratford died Saturday, November 18 at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Bridgeport on September 29, 1942, Patricia was the daughter of the late Julius and Anne DeCesare Nobili and had been a lifelong area resident. Patricia is survived by a brother, Thomas Nobili, two nephews, one niece and several great nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated...
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Suzanne Danne

March 20, 1940 - November 14, 2017

Suzanne Esther Danne (Dailey) died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Bridgeport Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Ulrich Danne and son, Christopher Danne, a brother, Richard Dailey and his wife, Sharon, of South Carolina, a sister, Margaret Wakeman and husband, Russell, of Fairfield, CT and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Elmer S. Dailey, her mother Jenny...
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Stephen John Hornak

July 4, 1951 - November 12, 2017

Stephen John Hornak, 66, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Born in Bridgeport on July 4, 1951, he was the son of Eva (McIntyre) Hornak and late Stephen S. Hornak. Stephen was raised in Monroe and was a graduate of Masuk High School. He had a long career in the automotive industry and was a co-owner of Tire Warehouse. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his...
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Nora Vogel

June 19, 1923 - November 8, 2017

Nora Vogel of 52 Brian Dr, Trumbull, Ct passed away peacefully at her home on 11/8/2017.She was 94 years old of which more than 67 years were spent with her forever love, Gilbert Vogel. Originally from The Netherlands, Nora and Gil immigrated to the USA with their two daughters in November of 1956. Nora and Gil were inseparable. Everything they did was together-hiking, tennis, sailing on Long...
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Jane Ann Brown

December 18, 1943 - November 4, 2017

Jane Ann (Higgins) Brown, age 73, of Monroe, passed away peacefully in her home on November 4, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bridgeport, CT, she was the daughter of John Thomas Higgins and Beatrice (Buckley) Higgins. Jane is survived by her loving husband, Harvey, her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Jennifer Brown of Bethel, CT, her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Robert...
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Christine Kinkel

August 3, 1919 - November 4, 2017

Christine Kinkel, 98 of Seymour entered peacefully into eternal rest on Saturday November 4, 2017 at Shady Knoll Health Center in Seymour. Born in Sekitsch Yugoslavia, a rural ethnic German village, on August 3rd, 1919. Her father, Philip Howe, was a dry goods merchant and shop owner. He remarried shortly after Christine's mom died when Christine was only six years old. Christine's sister was...
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Louis John Merola

November 10, 1924 - November 2, 2017

Louis John Merola passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017. He was one week shy of his 93rd birthday. Louis was born in Bridgeport, CT on November 10, 1924 to Arcangela (Rauso) & Michael Merola. He enlisted in the Army at 18 and was a machine gunner in the 10th armored division, 11th tank battalion seventh Army Germany. Louis volunteered to aid in the recovery of a...
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Robert A. Dillon

November 10, 1940 - November 2, 2017

Robert "Bob" A. Dillon, 76, of Monroe, passed peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, November 2, 2017. He was the beloved husband of 55 years to Agatha LaVerne Dillon. Bob was born in New York, New York on November 10, 1940 to Eugene Dillon and Helen Matson Renz. He grew up in Bridgeport, and in 1976, he moved to Monroe where he resided until his passing. Bob was a United...
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Dolores S. Cox

February 2, 1929 - November 1, 2017

Dolores S. Cox age 88, passed away peacefully with her loving family present on November 1, 2017. Born on February 2, 1929. Dolores was originally from New Haven, CT and grew up in Hamden, CT. Dolores attended Hamden High School and worked at GE of Bridgeport, CT as an IBM keypunch Operator. During this time, Dolores was trained in singing, modeling and acting at the Yale Repertoire Theatre....
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Lillian T. Wrenn

December 3, 1931 - November 1, 2017

Lillian Steele Wrenn, wife of the late William A. Wrenn, entered into eternal life on November 1, 2017, with her loving family by her side. Born on December 3, 1931, in the Bronx, NY, she was the twin daughter of Elizabeth (MacQuillan) and Peter Steele. Lilly graduated from Saint Simon Stock High School and had a career at New York Life Insurance Company prior to meeting her beloved husband,...
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Albert J. Rychlik

May 14, 1930 - October 28, 2017

Albert Joseph Rychlik of Monroe, CT, born May 14, 1930 in Bridgeport, CT, the youngest and last surviving of seven children of Bronislaw Rychlik and Mary (Velesko) Rychlik, entered into eternal rest October 28, 2017. He was a native Bridgeport resident until he married his absolute love of his life and devoted wife of 54 years, Patricia (McNamara) Rychlik. Al and Pat had the great fortune of...
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Morton I. Gelfand

September 17, 1933 - October 11, 2017

Morton Irwin Gelfand, age 84, beloved husband of Martha Gelfand, passed away on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Bridgeport Hospital. Mr. Gelfand was a longtime resident of Trumbull before recently moving to Shelton, CT.Mort was born in Brooklyn, NY on September, 17, 1933 to the late Clara Julian and Jacob Gelfand. Upon graduating from Brooklyn University with a Bachelors degree in business,...
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Gerald Shearer

November 10, 1933 - October 7, 2017

Gerald D. Shearer "Jerry" aged 83, of Shelton formally of Monroe passed away on Saturday October 7, 2017 at Masonicare at Newtown. Jerry was the loving husband of 61 years to Lynne I. Jagger Shearer. He was born in Bridgeport on November, 10, 1933 to the late Harry and Helen Wargo Shearer. Jerry was educated in the Bridgeport Public Schools and graduated from Bassick High school and Milford...
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Alexander J. CHILKO

August 14, 1928 - October 5, 2017

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Peter B. Barnes

May 14, 1946 - September 27, 2017

Pete Barnes, of Newtown, CT, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 27th in his favorite chair at his home that he had built with his wife, Carol. Pete was loved by all those who knew him. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Carol, of 35 years, beloved father to his son, Travis, loyal friend to many, young at heart, genuine, gracious and always grateful for all life had afforded him....
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Jean Palmer

March 15, 1930 - September 24, 2017

Jean Mary Palmer, 87, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at her home in Monroe. Jean was born in Danbury, daughter to Mary & Salvatore Conciatore of Danbury. She graduated from Danbury High School in 1948 and was married in July of 1953. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, William Palmer. Jean is survived by her son, Bill of Monroe, daughter, Tammy O'Malley of...
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Lorraine Dages

August 13, 1943 - September 20, 2017

Lorraine Ann Dages (Zbytniewski) 74 of Monroe passed away on Wednesday September 20 at St Joseph Manor in Trumbull. Lorraine or Laurie as she was known, was the wife of Robert L. Dages. She was born on August 13, 1943 to the late Walter and Pauline (Lisko) Zbytniewski. Laurie worked for many years as a Bookkeeper for Kowalsky Brothers, before that she was a scheduler for Fairfield VNA. In her...
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Andrew Louis Amalfitano

April 23, 1927 - September 17, 2017

Andrew Louis Amalfitano passed away on Sept. 17, 2017. He was born on April 23, 1927 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Aniello and Antoinette Amalfitano.He was a graduate of Central High School and Design Engineering school. Andy was a Navy veteran of WWII and served on the USS Macon.Andy, along with his loving wife Florence, have been long-time residents of Monroe since 1956. A member of St....
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Charles Edward Spencer

December 28, 1925 - September 14, 2017

Charles E. Spencer, 91, passed away peacefully at his home in Trumbull, Ct., On Thursday, September 14, 2017.Survivors include his wife of 61 years Ann McElroy; son William Spencer and his wife Laura Ferrari of Monroe, Ct.; son David Spencer and his wife Shannon O'Brien of Bennington, Vt.; sister Margaret Steel and niece Linda Gibson of Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England; and granddaughter...
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Michael D. Grennan

October 9, 1936 - September 10, 2017

Michael is now resting peacefully with his God, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. Formerly of Monroe, CT and Marietta, GA, Michael spent the last three years of his life in Shelton, CT alongside his cherished wife, Alice. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and godfather, and spent his working career as the Audio Visual Production Manager for United Parcel...
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Edward J. Pavlick

March 23, 1928 - September 4, 2017

Edward John Pavlick, 89, beloved husband of 67 years to Florence Loretta Pavlick, passed away peacefully at home on September 4, 2017. Edward was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and relocated to Bridgeport, CT in search of work. It was there that he met his beloved Florence at a dance and began their lifetime journey together. Edward and Florence moved to their home in Trumbull in 1965, where...
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Mario C. Ferrante

March 17, 1926 - September 3, 2017

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Jeremiah Stanley Boucard

August 30, 2017 - August 30, 2017

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Salvatore G. Zucaro

September 10, 1963 - August 28, 2017

SALVATORE GIOVANNI ZUCARO, age 53, beloved husband of Lisa Schiavo Zucaro, took his last breath on earth and his first in Heaven on Monday, August 28, 2017. He lived in Monroe, CT for the past 26 years and was born in Paternopoli, Italy on September 10, 1963. He is the son of Antonio Zucaro (predeceased) and Assunta Zarrella Zucaro of Stamford. Sal grew up in Stamford and attended Sacred Heart...
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James P. Fogarty

May 28, 1930 - August 24, 2017

James Patrick Fogarty, a gentleman and a scholar passed away on August 24, 2017. Jim was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 28, 1930 to the late James J. and Gertrude McGrady Fogarty. Jim was a longtime resident of Monroe, CT and was an active communicant of Saint Stephen Parish in Trumbull. Jim was a graduate of the Fairfield Prep and was a member of the first graduating class of Fairfield University,...
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Eugene Miller

February 28, 1920 - August 20, 2017

Eugene (Gene) Miller Jr. passed away August 20, 2017 at his home in Trumbull at the age of 97. He was a Trumbull resident for over 60 years. Gene was born in Bridgeport, CT February 28, 1920. He was the son of Eugene Miller and Caroline Lynch Miller. He graduated from Harding High School and was employed by Western Electric Co. prior to entering the Army. His sister Caroline predeceased him. He...
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Maureen Groballi

April 19, 1945 - August 10, 2017

Maureen S. Groballi, 72, of Monroe, died Thursday, August 10 at Bridgeport Hospital, the same place where she was born. She is survived by her loving husband of over 54 years, Gurtali I. Groballi, her daughter Gwen Rice, her son Kelli, his wife Jennifer, granddaughters Skye and Star (Shelton), her brothers and sister Stephen Siksay (Vienna, VA) , LeRoy Siksay (Seymour), Lorraine Godfrey (Ansonia...
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Zarina Rose & Lillianna Maria Brittain

August 8, 2017 - August 8, 2017

Born the morning of 8/8/17, Zarina Rose and Lillianna Maria came into our arms.Though their time with us was short, their memories will live on forever. Precious angels gone too soon, our girls are deeply loved and have touched the hearts of many.May they watch over their big sister, Skylar, and the rest of our family from Heaven.5 hearts, 1 family, connected forever.A memorial service will be...
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Michael D. Bachman

January 18, 1981 - August 7, 2017

Michael Daniel Bachman, aged 36 of Monroe passed away as the result of an Automobile Accident on Monday August 7, 2017 in Vermont. Mike was born in Bridgeport, CT on January 18, 1981 to Daniel and Barbara (Stowe) Bachman.Mike was raised in Monroe, CT and graduated from Brookfield High School after which he attended Western Connecticut State University. Mike was a free spirit who loved to take to...
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Mark Stern

January 1, 1954 - August 3, 2017

Redding - Mark Stern, 63, passed away on Thursday in Danbury Hospital after succumbing to his injuries sustained from a private plane crash on Sunday morning. A devoted family man, Mark is survived by his wife of 30 years Karin; his son Bryan; daughter Alexis; step-daughter Stacee; brothers; David, Richard, and Glen; sister Donna; and grandchildren Vincent, Emily, and Sarah. He was preceded in...
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Patricia J. Anderson

September 22, 1940 - August 3, 2017

Patricia J. Hoyt Anderson, 76, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2017, after a long illness. She was born in Stamford, CT, and was a lifelong resident of Fairfield, CT she was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Anderson, Sr., and brother, Lawrence W. Hoyt Jr. Pat was a gifted artist and served as a volunteer art director for the PTA at McKinley Elementary in Fairfield. She had, on occasion,...
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William Mc McPadden

March 13, 1942 - August 3, 2017

William J. McPadden, Sr. (Bill), age 75, passed away after a long illness while under Hospice care on August 3, 2017. Born in Bridgeport, CT on March 13, 1942 to the late Arthur J. Sr., and Jane McPadden, Bill was one of six siblings and is survived by Raymond and wife Norma of Monroe, John and wife Lynn of West Haven, and sister Rita Harrington of San Francisco, CA. He was predeceased by his...
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Gary A. Czarnecke

January 5, 1949 - August 1, 2017

Gary A. Czarnecke, Sr. of Monroe, Connecticut passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in St. Mary's Hospital after a battle against cancer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on January 5, 1949, to the late Irene Noel Swaniger, Gary was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He was united in holy matrimony to Karen Bryce, in June of 1981. This union was blessed with four...
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Dea Girometti

February 1, 1921 - July 26, 2017

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Raymond J. Ambrosi

August 18, 2013 - July 22, 2017

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Chelsea Marie Wheeler

February 4, 2003 - July 21, 2017

On July 21, 2017, Chelsea Marie Wheeler passed away at the age of 14 after a long illness, surrounded by her family and the caregivers at The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh whose lives she touched. Although her body failed, Chelsea's soul triumphed.Chelsea was born in New Haven, CT, on February 4, 2003 to Linda Kikta Wheeler and Chris Wheeler and grew up in Oxford, CT, with her two sisters...
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Pauline P. Grasso

March 18, 1932 - July 18, 2017

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Joan Schmied

January 10, 1939 - July 13, 2017

Joan Baron Schmied, born January 10th, 1939 in Chicopee, MA passed away July 13th, 2017. Formally of Norwalk, CT and Beverly Hills, Florida, she last resided in Southbury, CT at Pomperaug Woods. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Schmied. She is survived by her daughter, Heidi Vollmer and her husband John, as well as her son Kurt Schmied and his wife, Christine. Also, her grandsons,...
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Anna Piazza

August 12, 1918 - July 5, 2017

Anna C. Piazza, born August 12th, 1918 in Bridgeport, CT, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on July 5th, 2017 at the age of 98. She is survived by her son, Francis J. Piazza, and her grandson, Jeffrey Piazza, with whom she lived with. Also survived by the joys of her life, her granddaughter, Jennifer Penna, and her partner Kevin Filomena , her great grandchildren, Kayla...
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Andrew John Scribe

October 1, 1931 - July 2, 2017

Southbury, CT - Andrew J Scribe Jr, Age 85 previously from Monroe CT, passed away on July 2, 2017 in his home in Southbury, CT. Over the past week he was surrounded by his extended family in an almost ritualistic Vacation atmosphere which was something he looked forward to every summer. Each year the family enjoyed a weeklong summer trip to the beach, strengthening their love and bond with one...
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Joan L. Kulikowski

August 18, 1953 - July 1, 2017

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Nicholas Angelo Tiseo

December 13, 1998 - June 29, 2017

Nick Tiseo left this world on June 29th the same way he entered it on December 13, 1998 - being held and loved by his parents. From the ages of 10 to 18, Nick waged an incredibly brave eight-year battle against leukemia, which he fought fiercely but with his signature good spirits, patience and grace. Nick loved Disney movies and music, ice hockey, baseball and above all his friends and family....
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Armando Alberto Sciascia

June 16, 1920 - June 23, 2017

ARMANDO SCIASCIA, 97, Composer and ViolinistArmando Sciascia, Italian-born 34-year Trumbull, CT resident, died peacefully at his home on June 23, leaving a precious legacy of artistic accomplishments and memories for his numerous family, colleagues and fans. The maestro's fame in his native country includes his work as composer and conductor of film scores and recordings, musical innovator and...
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Margaret Fanelli

July 31, 1926 - June 20, 2017

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Robert E. Johnson

August 15, 1924 - June 17, 2017

Robert E. Johnson, 92 a lifelong resident of Monroe died at his home June 17, 2017. Bob was the son of Herbert & Mable Johnson. Bob grew up on the family farm, Soundview Dairy, with his brothers Merwin and Norman. Bob loved farming but later he worked for the Town of Monroe Highway Department. Bob married Helen Roberts and they had a son Jimmy. After Bob's retirement he enjoyed woodworking...
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Jeannette Kempf

November 2, 1969 - June 16, 2017

Jeannette G. Kempf, age 47, of Oxford, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 after an inspirational and courageous battle with metastatic cancer surrounded by her family. She was born in Stamford, CT to Jean Scalise Paul and Richard Paul. Jeannette was a well-respected and compassionate Registered Nurse who entered the field in 1994 as a visiting nurse for VNS of CT in the geriatric field, and...
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Kimberly Larson

August 1, 1979 - June 13, 2017

Kimberly (Kim) Dawn Larson, age 37, of Beacon Falls, CT, formally of Monroe, CT passed away unexpectedly on June 13, 2017. Born August 1, 1979, in Mount Kisco, NY, she is survived by her three children, Hayley Larson, Logan and Savannah Shaw, her parents, Robert and Frances Larson of Monroe, CT, siblings Jennifer and Craig Mahon of Woburn, MA, Brian and Sarah Larson of Shelton, CT, Robert Shaw...
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Kim Zahor

August 1, 1971 - June 3, 2017

Kim Zahor (Seacord) (1971-2017)Kim Zahor, age 45 unexpectedly entered into eternal rest June 3, 2017 at St Vincent's Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Chris Zahor for 22 years. Kim was born in Puerto Rico. She was raised in New Rochelle, a graduate of Jonathan Law High School and lived in Monroe for the past 12 years with her family. Kim was a faith filled,...
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Kenneth N. Rancourt

January 18, 1927 - May 30, 2017

Kenneth N. Rancourt, age 90, of Monroe, beloved husband of 68 years to Irene (Macey) Rancourt entered in to peaceful rest at his home on Tuesday, May 30th after a brief illness. Ken was born in Redstone, New Hampshire on January 18th, 1927 to Albert J. Rancourt and Mildred Emily (Smith) Rancourt. Ken was pre-deceased by his brother, Albert G. Rancourt and two sisters, Jeanette T. Rancourt and...
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Ann Adele Szczesna

January 9, 1936 - May 26, 2017

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Evana D' Aiuto D'Aiuto-DiNuzzo

January 26, 1965 - May 25, 2017

Evana "Ev" D'Aiuto-DiNuzzo, age 52, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, May 25, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Bridgeport on January 26,1965, she resided in Milford before moving to Shelton. Evana loved spending time at the beach and watching movies with her nieces and nephews with whom she found her greatest joy. She loved solving puzzles, gardening, and cooking for her friends and...
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Elaine C. Stumbris

May 1, 1952 - May 23, 2017

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Dorothy Jean Norell

April 21, 1931 - May 19, 2017

Dorothy Jean Norell Age 86, Of Monroe, CT. loving wife of the late Raymond C Norell Sr., passed away peacefully, after a wonderful life on, Friday May 19th 2017. She was born in Bridgeport CT. to the late Joseph and Anna Ferencz. She was a resident of Monroe for over 45 years. She loved to travel, paint and play golf with her 93 year sister, Helen. But what was most important to her was her...
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Joyce Donfrancesco

September 10, 1953 - May 8, 2017

Joyce Donfrancesco, age 63, unexpectedly entered into eternal rest May 8, 2017 at Bridgeport Hospital, surrounded by her loving children and family. She was the beloved wife of Angelo Donfrancesco for 43 years. Joyce was born September 10, 1953 in Newark, New Jersey of the late Elmer and Eileen Mayar. She lived most of her life in Shelton, CT.She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister,...
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Anne M. Young

January 10, 1921 - May 5, 2017

Anne Marsha Young of Monroe, CT was reunited in heaven with her beloved husband, Jack on Friday, May 5. Anne was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on January 10, 1921. She was the only child of Joseph and Magdalena Skiba, both of whom came to America from Poland. She attended St. Michael's School in Bridgeport where she was President of the Junior Guild. She graduated from the Butler Business...
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Shirley D. Riccio

September 25, 1933 - April 25, 2017

Shirley Riccio, 83, of Easton, widow to the late Leonard Riccio, died on April 24th in Easton. Her Survivors include three children, Michelle Riccio DeWitt of Seymour, Gregory Riccio of Easton and his wife Cynthia, and Leonard Riccio of Easton and his wife Rhonda. Shirley had nine grandchildren: Kayleigh Riccio, Lauren Fleet, Alyssa Washington, Marissa Riccio, Danielle Riccio, Juliana DeWitt,...
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Mary Interrante

October 18, 1936 - April 24, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Piccolello Interrante announces her passing on April 24, 2017. Mary bravely battled cancer for 21 years and enjoyed a long and full life to the age of 81. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Keith of 61 years and her two children Keith with his wife Jayne, and Lee with his wife Carol. Mary also leaves behind four grandchildren Sarah ...
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Roger A. Capobianco

November 2, 1937 - April 23, 2017

Roger Capobianco, 79, formerly of Monroe, passed away peacefully on April 23. Roger graduated from Fairfield University and continued his education at the school to earn a Masters Degree and a 6th Year in Education. Through his joy of teaching he met the love of his life, Kathy, with whom he is reunited in Heaven. Roger dedicated 37 years of teaching in the Trumbull Public School System,...
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Dorothy Christensen

February 3, 1923 - April 21, 2017

Dorothy F. Christensen, of Middletown, NY, passed away unexpectedly April 21, 2017. She was 94 years old. Dorothy was born in Corona (Queens), N.Y. on February 3, 1923 to Robert and Margaret Fraser. She grew up in Flushing, NY graduating from Flushing High School in 1940. She married the love of her life, Theodore H. Christensen on September 18, 1948. He predeceased her in 1978. Dorothy and...
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Nona Painter

June 23, 1928 - April 20, 2017

Nona E. Painter, 88, of Monroe, wife of the late James E Painter passed on April 20, 2017 while on Hospice at Masonicare of Newtown.Born on June 23, 1928 to the late Leonid and Pearl (Lederer) Kourshakoff in Manhatten, NY.Nona received her BSN from University of Bridgeport and retired after 16 years with Greater Bridgeport Mental Health.She is survived by her children, James L and wife Jane of...
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Willard H. Bullis

July 26, 1921 - April 9, 2017

Willard H. Bullis 95, Devoted husband of 70 years to the late Barbara Henley Bullis, passed peacefully on April 9, 2017 at Masonicare of Newtown. He was a lifelong resident of Easton CT. In addition to his beloved wife, he was pre deceased by his daughter Debra B. Reed and grandson Robert E Reed Jr. He is survived by his daughter Dru Ellen Dodd (Michael); his son in law Robert E Reed Sr. ...
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Joanne Birkes

September 30, 1941 - April 6, 2017

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Barbara Allen

September 7, 1937 - March 24, 2017

Barbara Jean (Griffin) Allen, age 79 of Monroe passed away peacefully on Friday, March 24, 2017 at St. Vincent's Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born September 7, 1937 in Torrington, Connecticut, daughter of the late Brian and Gertrude (Simons) Griffin, and had been a longtime Monroe resident. Barbara worked as a visiting nurse for years with United Home Healthcare before...
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John Albert DuBac

December 18, 1937 - March 24, 2017

John A. DuBac, age 79, of Monroe, Connecticut, entered into final rest on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Elsie S. DuBac, a very-caring daughter, Suellen J. DuBac, and her fiancé Richard J. DallaCosta of Monroe, Connecticut, a son, Jason J. DuBac and his fiancée Stephanie Moffo of Searsburg Vermont,...
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Stacy M. Crelan

July 17, 1960 - March 21, 2017

Stacy Crelan, 56, of Shelton, beloved daughter of John Crelan and the late Jennie Crelan. She loved books, movies, The Golden Girls and UCONN Women's basketball. Survived by her father, brother Barry (Anita) of Virginia; sister Laurie of Oxford and two nieces. She was predeceased by her brother Timothy.Visitation will take place on March 25, 2017 from 3pm-7pm with a Funeral Service immediately...
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Mariella Omilanowicz

February 23, 1913 - March 11, 2017

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Theresa M. Fichtel

December 5, 1931 - March 9, 2017

Theresa M. Fichtel, age 85, of Shelton passed away peacefully on March 9, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born December 5, 1931 in Bridgeport, CT she was the daughter of Leonardo and Ermelinda DelleDonne. Theresa grew up in Bridgeport and graduated from Harding High School in 1950. That same year she married her loving husband William Fichtel, Sr. at Holy Rosary...
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Joyce Frances Danscuk

August 14, 1928 - March 6, 2017

Joyce Frances Danscuk (Chapman), age 88 of Monroe, passed away peacefully Monday March 6, 2017. Joyce was born on August 14, 1928 in Elizabeth, NJ; daughter of the late Clinton and Margaret Nolan Chapman. She is preceded in death by her loving husband John "Dan" Danscuk. She is survived, and will be greatly missed, by her four children and their spouses, Diane Danscuk-Ball and Alan Ball...
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Drew Allen

June 1, 1992 - March 5, 2017

Drew Michael Allen, age 24, of Oxford, Connecticut entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Drew was born on June 1, 1992 in Derby, Connecticut. Drew was the beloved son of Paul and Lynn Allen of Oxford, Connecticut. Drew also leaves behind three sisters, Nichele Allen, Alyssa Allen, and Maegan Plavnicky, and one brother, Joshua Allen, to keep his spirit alive. His nephew, Liam...
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Waltraud E. Lucken

July 30, 1934 - March 1, 2017

Waltraud Erica Lucken known as "Oma" to everyone who loved her, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Jewish Home for the Elderly. Wally was 83 at the time of her death. Born in Gleiwitz, Germany on July 30, 1934. She immigrated to the United States in 1956, and worked in New York City. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred ("Fred") Lucken. Wally and Fred...
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Caroline Morrissey

April 19, 1932 - February 28, 2017

Caroline C. Piccolello Morrissey "Nonny" 84, of Monroe entered into eternal peace surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, February 28,2017. Caroline was born April 19,1932 in Bridgeport to Marziella and Angelo Piccolello. Caroline was predeceased by her loving husband of 61 years Alexander John Morrissey. Caroline was a beloved wife, mother, "nonny", sister-in-law and aunt. She is survived by...
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Giovannina DiMeglio

August 29, 1928 - February 24, 2017

Giovannina DiMeglio (Pilla) passed into eternal life on February 24th at age 88.In her early career, she worked as a seamstress before becoming a Teacher'sAide at the New York Institute for Special Education for almost 25 years and was veryproud of her work there. She was extremely generous with everyone she met. She hadthe biggest heart and was the most genuine person. Her crowning jewels...
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Harvey John Brown

May 21, 1916 - February 16, 2017

Harvey John Brown, age 100, of Monroe, CT, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 16, 2017. He is now with his beloved wife, Rose Irene. Their 73-year marriage was filled with love. Harvey was born on May 21, 1916. He was the son of Harvey and Estelle Brown. Harvey loved camping and fishing with his family, as well as cheering for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren on the sidelines...
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Carol Ann Cwalina

January 17, 1937 - February 13, 2017

Former Milford, CT resident Carol Ann Cwalina, 80, died Feb. 13, 2017, at her home in Jupiter, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. at St. Gabriel Church 26 Broadway Milford, CT. Interment will follow at Kings Highway Cemetery Milford. Carol spent many years working for G.E., where her grandchildren loved joining her at the holiday parties. When younger,...
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Clarence Knight

September 4, 1927 - February 6, 2017

Clarence Knight, age 89, of Shelton, formerly of Monroe, passed away peacefully at Bishop Wicke Health Center, Shelton, on February 6, 2017. He was born on Sept. 4, l927 in Manatee, FL to the late Isaac and Lizzie Smart Knight. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for many years. Clarence was a U.S. Army Veteran and was honorably discharged, serving from 1948 - 1954. He enjoyed being...
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Edna M. Dunn

June 19, 1921 - February 6, 2017

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Mary E. McDonnell

July 19, 1917 - February 1, 2017

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Ann Alexios

October 15, 1922 - January 31, 2017

Alexios, Ann (Maryann) Lipari Alexios, 94 of Fairfield left us Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Jewish Senior Services, Bridgeport with her daughter Julie by her side. She was born October 15, 1922 in Bridgeport to the late Vito Lipari of Alcamo, Italy and Nancy (Carmelina) Schibeci Lipari Dattolo, of Palermo. Italy. She married Thomas Alexios on July 18, 1945. She graduated from Laurelton Hall in...
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Dimitrula Rich

October 7, 1926 - January 24, 2017

Dimitrula Balamaci Rich (Trulie) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at St. Vincent's Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Trulie was born in Bridgeport on October 7, 1926 to Dimitrie and Vasilichia (Cipu) Balamaci. Sadly, Trulie's father passed away before her birth and then the family moved to New York to live with Trulie's mother's brother and family. Later,...
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Joseph A. Cacciola

April 11, 1939 - January 24, 2017

Joseph A. Cacciola of Monroe, Connecticut. Loving Husband of the late Dolores Nina Taddonio Cacciola passed away on January 24th, 2017. Son of the late Natale and Mary Josephine Amentola Cacciola he was born on April 11th, 1939 in the North End section of Boston. His family moved to Roxbury, Massachusetts where he lived for 28 years and was a member of the Roxbury Rebels. He moved with his family...
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Robert V. Galante

May 20, 1924 - January 14, 2017

Robert V. Galante of Monroe, CT 92 died peacefully on January 14, 2017. He was the beloved and devoted husband for almost 70 years to Carmela Forte Galante. Robert was born in Manhattan, NY on May 20, 1924 to Benjamin and Antoinette (Iuele) Galante. As a member of the greatest generation Robert served his country with honor in the Pacific Theatre during World War II, earning a purple heart. ...
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Jeffrey R. Rabbito

June 28, 1989 - January 4, 2017

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