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BARNETT 
Dean A. Barnett, age 11, of Bridgeport, died suddenly as the result of an accidental drowning, at Indian Well State Park in Shelton. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, Dean had been a resident of Bridgeport for the past eight years. Dean was a disciple of the Apostolic Refuge Temple and he was the church drummer, member of the youth choir and the ART Angel basketball team. He attended Read Elementary School, where he participated on the basketball team and the soccer team. Dean was also a member of the Bridgeport P.A.L. Survivors include his parents, Frank and Karlene Beverly Barnett, and a sister, Whitney Barnett, all of Bridgeport; his maternal grandparents, Roger and Hazel Beverly of Jamaica, W.I.; and a host of uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 7 p.m., at the Apostolic Refuge Temple, 540 East Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, with Pastor Harris Howell, officiating. Interment will take place Friday at 10 a.m. in Park Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Morton s Mortuary Inc., 25 Margaret E. Morton Lane, Bridgeport, is in charge of arrangements. 

ZAKRZEWSKI 
Alphonse A. Zakrzewski, age 79, of Bridgeport, entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 13, 2001. He was the widower of Helen Pencek Zakrzewski. Mr. Zakrzewski was born in Scranton, Pa., on January 6, 1922, son of the late Stephen and Josephine Kakareka Zakrzewski. A veteran of World War II, he was employed by Jenkins Bros. for 42 years before retiring in 1983. In retirement, he enjoyed his role as the family historian, working on his memoirs, and chatting with his SeniorNet friends on the computer. His loving family includes his daughter, Cheryl Zakrzewski of Bridgeport, and her fianc, Stanley J. Roman Jr. of Milford; his son, Gary Zakrzewski and his wife, Frances, of Fitchburg, Mass.; two cherished granddaughters, Jennie and Kathryn Zakrzewski of Fitchburg; a sister, Mary Guziewicz of Scranton; a special niece, Marleen Zakrzewski of Rotunda West, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews to cherish the memory of "Uncle Ikey"; and a dear friend, Dorothy Youst of Morgantown, W.Va. Mr. Zakrzewski was predeceased by his brothers, Frank, Edward, Stanley and John Zakrzewski. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday at 10:15 a.m. from the Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Avenue, Bridgeport, and at 11 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Grand Street, Bridgeport. Interment will be in Mountain Grove Cemetery with full military honors. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Those who so desire may make donations to Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 612 Grand Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. 

LEE 
Spencer Lee Jr., age 67, died Saturday, August 11, 2001, at Bridgeport Hospital after a long and courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. Born in Bridgeport, he was a lifelong city resident. He graduated from Central High School and Hampton University with a B.S. in engineering in 1956. He did graduate work at the University of Bridgeport where he was also a guest lecturer. He was employed by D`Addario Construction Co., and shortly thereafter he started his career with the city of Bridgeport, when then-Mayor Samuel Tedesco appointed him to planning engineer to work with Bridgeport`s fledgling redevelopment program. "Spank> as he was affectionately called, went on to an outstanding career that included substantial contributions to all of the redevelopment programs in the city, especially Lafayette Plaza and the Bridgeport railroad station. He served as director of the Community Development Action Plan (CDAP) and as city planning engineer. Spencer contributed to the Greater Bridgeport area through his contributions and various civic, social and fraternal organizations. He was past master of Doric Lodge 4 F & AM Prince Hall Masons, past patron of Oriental Chapter 8, Order of Eastern Star PHA, member of Eve 3, Order of Novae, member of the marching patrol of Arabic Temple 40, American Legion Post 140 and New Haven Concissory 7. He was a 32nd degree Mason. He served as president of the Chessmen Foundation, as well as on the executive board of the Bridgeport/Stratford branch of the NAACP and Hall Neighborhood House. He was president of the Connecticut Association of CDAP Administrators, development consultant with the Bridgeport Housing Authority, guest lecturer at Housatonic Community College and served in a variety of other positions in the planning and development fields. Spencer also served as a captain in the Armed Forces in the Army Corps of Engineers, as well as being an Army paratrooper. Survivors include his loving wife, T. Juanita Lee; devoted children, two sons, Spencer Lee III (Katherine) of Hamden, Jason Hamilton Lee of Atlanta; one daughter, Alexandra Camille Lee-Dicks (Carl) of Bridgeport; a sister, Rozetta Robinson (Fred) of Stratford; mother-in-law, Ethel Dorothy Spear of Bridgeport; four grandchildren, Nashon Lamar Lee of Bridgeport, Brandon Spencer Lee of Atlanta, Kiana Katrina Kountze Lee of Hamden, and Jalen Mychal Lee of Hamden; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Spencer was predeceased by his parents, Lucille Bradham Lee and Spencer Lee Sr. Friends may call on Friday, August 17, 2001, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Mt. Aery Baptist Church, 73 Frank Street, Bridgeport. Fraternal organizations and the Milford Chapter of the Links Inc., will conduct their services beginning at 7 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Aery Baptist Church. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery following services. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Western Connecticut Chapter, 1 Selleck Street, Suite 500, Norwalk, CT 06855, in Mr. Lee`s memory. Arrangements entrusted to Baker-Isaac Funeral Service, 985 Stratford Avenue, Bridgeport. 

MOYHER 
Louise S. (Ventulett) Moyher, age 81, of Stratford, beloved wife of Paul J. Moyher Sr., died on Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at St. Vincent`s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Bridgeport to the late Louis and Ruby Seman Ventulett, she had been a Stratford resident for 41 years. She was retired from Remington Arms, where she had been employed for 30 years. Mrs. Moyher was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved gardening. In addition to her husband, survivors include one beloved son, Paul J. Moyher Jr. and his wife, Mariann, of the Huntington section of Shelton; one beloved daughter, Linda Moyher Carman and her husband, Ernest, of Costa Rica; three sisters, Ruby Norko, Dorothy Spada and husband, Donald, and Doris Becker and her husband, Donald, all of Stratford; one brother, Merton Ventulett and his wife, Virginia, of Stratford; five grandchildren, Deenna Nealon and her husband, James, Paul J. Moyher III, Chris Carman, Tina Carman and Nesto Carman; three great-grandchildren, Jimmy, David and Katie Nealon; and several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. She had been predeceased by three brothers, Robert, Henry and Frank Ventulett. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday, August 17, 2001, at 8:15 a.m. in the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford, and at 9 a.m. at Saints Cyril and Methodius Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in Union Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday (TODAY), from 4 to 8 p.m. Those who so desire may make contributions in Mrs. Moyher`s memory to Saints Cyril and Methodius Church, 79 Church Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608. 

DeROSA 
Anthony DeRosa, age 81, of Mesa, Ariz., husband of the late Isabelle Mansfield DeRosa, formerly of Fairfield and Trumbull, died Sunday, August 12, 2001, at his home. Born in Bridgeport, Mr. DeRosa was a retired machinist of the U.S. Baird Co. He was a member of the Lions Club in Mesa and a former member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. DeRosa was a World War II Army veteran. He took part in the landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy on "D" Day, and was one of the first liberators of the Dachau concentration camp in Germany. Survivors include his beloved companion, Ann Ketcham of Mesa; one daughter, Catherine Nolfi and her husband, Richard, of Fairfield; one son, Anthony C. DeRosa and his wife, Marilyn, of Monroe; his son-in-law, Patrick McDonough and his wife, Maryanne, of Trumbull; six grandchildren, Kimberly McDonough Hulton and her husband, Douglas, of Stratford, Kristen Nolfi and her husband, Joe Escobar, of Longmeadow, Mass., Robert Nolfi of Fairfield, Angela DeRosa of New Rochelle, N.Y., Anthony B. DeRosa of Milford, and Michael DeRosa of Monroe; two great-granddaughters, Janie Marie Holton and Isabella Nolfi-Escobar; two sisters, Theresa Grasso of Florida, and Antoinette Grasso and her husband, Frank, of Fairfield; two brothers, John DeRose and his wife, Fannie, of Stratford, and Orozio DeRosa and his wife, Florence, of California; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one daughter, Janice McDonough; and a grandson, Richard Nolfi. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2001, at 10 a.m. DIRECTLY at Holy Family Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment with full military honors will be held at Lawncroft Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. If desired, contributions may be made to the Richard F. Nolfi Scholarship Fund, c/o Fairfield High School, 755 Melville Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06430. 

LYHNE 
Genevieve Keating Lyhne, age 80, of Fairfield, a retired sales associate with Steinbach`s, died on Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at her home. Born in Bethlehem, Pa., Mrs. Lyhne had been a Fairfield resident for the past 45 years. She had been a member of the Council of Catholic Women. She was predeceased by a son, Bruce Alan Lyhne. Survivors include her husband, William S. Lyhne of Fairfield; 11 children, Patricia Ann Wiser of Hampton, N.H., Mary Elizabeth Kelman of Manasquan, N.J., Barbara Jean Seaver of Charlotte, Vt., John Keating Lyhne of Guerneville, Calif., Nancy Jane Hirschfield of Estes Park, Colo., Jo Anne Tuccio of Fairfield, Judith Ellen Garfield of Fairfield, Susan Greeley Voytek of Oxford, Kathleen Stoneman McQuade of Old Saybrook, Linda Joan LeCuyer of Fairfield, and Kevin Storm Lyhne of Fairfield; a sister, Marie Keating of Bethlehem, Pa.; 27 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 17, 2001, at 9:15 a.m. in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield, and at 10 a.m. in Assumption Church, Fairfield, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield. Friends may call on Thursday (TODAY), from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Lyhne may be made to the American Heart Association, Connecticut Affiliate Inc., 5 Brookside Drive, P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492. 

SMITH 
Patrick Smith, age 50, of Bridgeport, died suddenly on Monday, August 13, 2001, at St. Vincent`s Medical Center, Bridgeport. He was born on July 28, 1951, in Kingston, Jamaica, to the late Thomas Leonard Smith and Myrtle Senior. He is survived by his wife, Valerie Smith; four sons, Patrick Smith Jr., Corey Smith, Dillin Smith and Christopher Smith; three daughters, Stephanie, Karen and Alicia Smith; several brothers; three sisters, Denise Hudson, Charmaine Wilson and Yvette Smith; three grandchildren; one aunt; and a host of other relatives and many friends. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, August 17, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Full Gospel Pentecostal Church, 36 Beechwood Avenue, Bridgeport. Funeral service will begin at 8 p.m. Interment will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2001, in Mountain Grove Cemetery, 2675 North Avenue, Bridgeport. Arrangements entrusted to the George J. Peterson Funeral Home, 1041 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport. 

BELINKIE 
Evelyn Belinkie, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2001, in Delray Beach, Fla., after a long illness. Evelyn Belinkie was born in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Celia (Wolfson) Schwartz. Mrs. Belinkie worked for many years as assistant to the director of the United Jewish Council of Greater Bridgeport. She then worked for the United States government Social Security office. Mrs. Belinkie will be greatly missed by her family. She is survived by her husband, Hy Belinkie; two daughters, Susan Kragen of Fairfield, and Dale Brennan and her husband, Thomas, of Fairfield; grandchildren, Philip and Alexandra Kragen, Jodie Delach and her husband, Michael, Michael Brennan, Danielle Brennan and Ryan Brennan; and great-grandson, Andrew Delach. Services will take place on Friday, August 17, 2001, at 11 a.m. from the Abraham L. Green Funeral Home, 88 Beach Road, Fairfield, with interment following at Hebrew Sick Benefit Cemetery on Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Autism Society of America. 

CAMPBELL 
Adele D. Campbell, age 92, of 118 Clinton Avenue, New Haven, formerly of Fairfield, and 60 Mansion Road, Wallingford, died Wednesday, August 15, 2001, at the Mary Wade Home in New Haven. She was the wife of the late William Campbell. She was born in England, August 3, 1909, a daughter of the late Ellis and Mary Jane Dixon Davies. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford, and Marie Lafayette Chapter 111, Order of Eastern Star in Fairfield. She is survived by a son, James Campbell of North Haven; a sister, Olive Nealing of Stratford; and four nephews. Funeral services and burial will be private. There are no calling hours. It is suggested that gifts in her memory be made to the Mary Wade Home, 118 Clinton Avenue, New Haven, CT 06854. The B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 South Elm Street, Wallingford, is in charge of arrangements. See obituary @ http://web.archive.org/web/20010816130635/http://www.bcbailey.com/. 

SICBALDI 
Olive M. (Bartlett) Sicbaldi, age 76, of 6 Wilbraham Road, Hampden, Mass., died on Monday, August 13, 2001. She was the widow of Robert Sicbaldi, who died in 1997. She was the mother of Joseph R. of Juno, Fla., John J. of Trumbull, Catherine S. Callaghan of Wilbraham, Elizabeth S. Ott of Oakham, Mass., Virginia S. Commisso of Brookline, N.H., and Anne M. Pelletier of Monson, Mass.; sister of Catherine Hurley of Ann Arbor, Mich., Margaret Habel of Springfield, Mass., and Louise St. Germain of Enfield; and grandmother of 10. Funeral on Saturday at 9 a.m. from Byron Funeral Home, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield, Mass., followed by a Mass in St. Mary`s Church, Hampden, Mass., at 10 a.m. Burial in St. Mary`s Cemetery, Hampden. Visiting hours on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary`s Church, Parish Improvement Fund, 27 Somers Road, Hampden, MA 01036. For directions and guest book, please visit http://web.archive.org/web/20010816130635/http://www.legacy.com/. 

THOMES 
William "Bill" Thomes Jr., age 59, of Trumbull, a warehouse manager for Clairol Inc. with 40 years of service, died suddenly on Friday, August 10, 2001, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Born and raised in Stamford, he was a son of the late Mary Kane Thomes and William Thomes Sr. Bill formerly resided in California before moving to Trumbull 10 years ago. At Unity Park in Trumbull, he was dedicated to maintaining the playing fields and worked at the concession stand, and was very active in all youth sports. Bill will be remembered for his dedication to his sons` activities, loyalty to his friends and all-around dependability. Survivors include his beloved wife of 24 years, Pamela Gill Thomes; his two sons, Billy and Kevin, all of Trumbull; a sister, Mary Bialko and her husband, Peter, of Norwalk; two brothers, Thomas Thomes and his wife, Sue, of Fairfield, and Richard Thomes of South Windsor; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Friends are invited to meet DIRECTLY in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 200 Shelton Road, Trumbull, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2001, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, Darien. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to a scholarship fund that will benefit his sons, or your favorite charity. Friends may call at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. 

DeVEAUX 
John C. DeVeaux, age 75, beloved wife of Patricia Carrano DeVeaux of Monroe, died Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at Bridgeport Hospital. Mr. DeVeaux was born in Bridgeport, and had been a lifelong area resident. John was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired chief turbine operator for CL&P. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a son, James R. DeVeaux of Beacon Falls; a daughter, Diane G. Garwacki of Monroe; a sister, Ceil Kraycar of Trumbull; a daughter-in-law, Ann DeVeaux of Cheshire; three grandchildren, David and Laura Garwacki and Michelle DeVeaux; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may greet the family on Thursday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Lesko-Miner Funeral Home, 155 Main Street (Route 25), Monroe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. DIRECTLY at St. Stephen`s Church, 6948 Main Street, Trumbull. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. 

LEONETTI 
Phillip Carl Leonetti, age 72, of Bridgeport, a retired plumber for Sikorsky Aircraft, died on Thursday, August 2, 2001, in Lakeland, Fla. Born in Bridgeport, he was a son of the late Stephen and Antoinette Nappi Leonetti, and was a lifelong area resident. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, St. Frances Cabrini Council. Survivors include a son, Phillip Leonetti and his wife, Joanne, of Michigan; a daughter, Christine Capozziello and her husband, Joseph, of Orange; four brothers, Louis, Sandolo, Stephen and Joseph Leonetti; two sisters, Rachel D`Amico and Caroline Mazzabuffi; three grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Salvatore Leonetti. Friends are invited to meet DIRECTLY in St. Andrew Church, 435 Anton Street, Bridgeport, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2001, for a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial. Committal will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford. There are no calling hours. Arrangements in care of Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, Trumbull. 

KEKES 
Margaret Kekes, age 78, wife of the late Joseph Kekes of South Main Street, Newtown, was called from this life on Friday, August 10, 2001, at Ashlar of Newtown, after a long battle with Alzheimer`s disease. She was born in Budapest, Hungary, May 5, 1923, daughter of the late Istvan and Charlotte Komlody. A resident of Newtown for 20 years, she had formerly resided in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, where she was the proprietor of a grocery store for 20 years. She is survived by two daughters, Helen Kekes of Newtown, and Charlotte Pospisil of Trumbull; one sister, Ilona Kaldi of Budapest; two grandchildren, Victoria and Michael Pospisil. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in Budapest at a later date. Interment in Newtown Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer`s Association of Fairfield County, 607 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851. Arrangements by Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown.

LAZZARA 
Charles Lazzara, age 91, of Trumbull, a retired machinist for Baird Machine, died on Tuesday, December 11, 2001. Born in Sicily, Italy, and formerly of Bridgeport, he was a son of the late Joseph and Cologera Belia Lazzara, and was a Trumbull resident since 1954. Mr. Lazzarra was a former employee of Singer Mfg. Co., and was a member of Trumbull Senior Citizens. Survivors include two sons, Charles R. Lazzara Jr. of Milford, and Robert Lazzara of Monroe; a brother, Emanuel Lazzara of Tennessee; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and his loving companion, Gabrielle Samuels. He was predeceased by eight sisters: Mary Melilli, Lena Vella, Josephine Sinaguglia, Angelina Sinaguglia, Jenny Rich, Rose Foti, Laura Cicero and Elena Berardino. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2001, at 10 a.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Interment will follow in Long Hill Burial Grounds, Trumbull. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to United Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice Division, 40 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull, CT 06611. Friends may call on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. 

RAMADANOVIC 
Dzemail (John) Ramadanovic, age 85, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001, at Lord Chamberlain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Stratford, after a long and courageous battle. Mr. Ramadanovic was born in Kumanovo, Macedonia, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1952. He was a retired blacksmith for the Heppenstall Co. in Bridgeport. During World War II, Mr. Ramadanovic worked in a Nazi labor camp in Amberg, Germany. Survivors include his wife, Antonia Elerchic Ramadanovic of Stratford; three sons, Giordano Ramadanovic and his wife, Kathleen, of Stratford, Anthony Ramadanovic and his wife, Pia, of Stratford, and Emilio Ramadanovic and his wife, Maureen, of Simpsonville, S.C.; five grandchildren: Peter Ramadanovic and his wife, Kari, Matthew Ramadanovic, Amy Lynn Howell and her husband, Todd, Jeffrey Ramadanovic and his wife, Jennifer, and Natalie Ramadanovic; and five great-grandchildren: Devin, Alexander, Jaden, Michael John and David James. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, December 15, 2001, at 9:15 a.m. from the Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Avenue, Bridgeport, and at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, Fairfield, for a Mass of Resurrection. Interment will be in Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield. Friends may call on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The family would prefer donations be made to Lord Chamberlain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 7003 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06614. 

DORAN 
Mary T. Moher Doran, age 64, of Bridgeport, died on Monday, December 10, 2001, at St. Vincent`s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Taylor, Pa., to the late Rudolph Moher, and Mary Yononko Moher of Stratford, she was a resident of Bridgeport for about 40 years. Mrs. Doran was the widow of Brian Doran and is survived by her four children, Mary Ann Gray and her husband, Daniel, of Oxford, Lana Albertson and her husband, Todd, of Boise, Idaho, Katherine Doran of Naugatuck, and Brian Doran of Manchester; her mother, Mary Yononko Moher of Stratford; a brother, Michael Moher and his wife, Betty, of Seymour; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Rudolph Moher; and her brother, Rudolph Moher Jr. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 8:15 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford, and at 9 a.m. in St. Mary`s Church, Bridgeport, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. John`s Cemetery, Stratford. The family has requested that there be no calling hours and flowers be omitted. 

HAMEL 
Eugenie Boivin Hamel, age 94, formerly of Berlin, N.H., passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2001, at Maefair Health Care Center, Trumbull. Born in St. Narcisse, Quebec, Canada, on October 6, 1907, to the late William and Mathilda Loignon Boivin, she was a resident of Berlin for most of her life. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 64 years, George C. Hamel in 1993; a daughter, Rose Paulin in 1991; a son, Harvey Hamel in August of 2001. She is survived by two daughters, Madeline LeClerc and her husband, Armand, of Stratford, and Janet Blanchette and her husband, Raymond, of Shelton; a son, Gaston Hamel and his wife, Ruby, of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Monique Hamel of Nashua, N.H.; a son-in-law, Clifford Paulin of the Woodlands, Texas; two sisters, Emelia Goulet and Mathilda Demers of St. Romuald, Quebec, Canada; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, N.H., is in charge of funeral arrangements. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 15, 2001, in St. Anne Church of the Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will follow in St. Kieran Cemetery in Berlin. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer`s Association, Fairfield County Chapter, 607 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851-1758. 

BUFFERD 
Warren Bufferd, age 52, of Easton, died suddenly on Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at his home. Mr. Bufferd was born on March 24, 1949, in Bridgeport, son of Jeanette Bufferd of Florida, and the late Harold Bufferd. Warren was a kind, loving and care-free man who loved spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by all. He worked for East Haven Builders Supply Co. Mr. Bufferd was predeceased by his brother, David Bufferd. He is survived by his loving wife, Janis Fleischer Bufferd of Easton; his daughters, Stacey Thomas and her husband, Chris, of Fairfield, Hollis Bufferd and Wendy Bufferd, both of Easton; his brother, Sheldon Bufferd and his wife, Olivia, of Florida; his in-laws, Irving Fleischer and his wife, Libby, of Bridgeport, Michael Fleischer and his wife, Judi, of Easton; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to attend services on Friday, December 14, 2001, at 11 a.m. from the Abraham L. Green & Son Funeral Home, 88 Beach Road, Fairfield, with interment following at Rodeph Sholom Cemetery, Kings Highway, Fairfield. 

HERNANDEZ 
Anibal Hernandez, age 69, of West Haven, formerly of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at St. Vincent`s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Juncos, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Concepcion and Juana Castro Hernandez and was a Bridgeport area resident for most of his life before moving to West Haven. He was retired from the deli department of Gold`s Delicatessen of Westport after 40 years of service. Survivors include his beloved wife, Lydia Rodriquez Hernandez; two sons, Ricardo and Anibal Hernandez Jr., both of West Haven; one daughter, Belinda Burgos of West Haven; one brother, Heriberto Castro; and one sister, Juana Castro, both of Bronx, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday, December 14, 2001, at 9 a.m. from the Abriola & Kelemen Funeral Home, 2160 Main Street, Bridgeport, and at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick`s Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call on Thursday (TODAY), from 4 to 8 p.m. 

BIGELOW 
Donald W. Bigelow, age 72, of Bridgeport, a retired clerk for the U.S. Postal Service, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at St. Vincent`s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Stratford, he was a son of the late Hanford and Emily Rauscher Bigelow, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Bigelow was the widower of Fumiko Masaki Bigelow. Survivors include five sons: Gary W. Bigelow of Rolle, N.C., Robert D. Bigelow and his wife, Sally, of Bridgeport, Alan J. Bigelow and his wife, Maria, of Monroe, Keith K. Bigelow and his companion, Mildred Rosario, of Bridgeport, and James W. Bigelow and his wife, Dianne of Chantily, Va.; a daughter, Patricia Hurley and her husband, David, of Stratford; a brother, Kenneth Bigelow and his wife, Dorothy, of Stratford; 11 grandchildren, Max, Mary, Michael, Ashley, Bryan, Matthew, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Justin, Connor and Ryleigh; an aunt, Lucille Vangor; several cousins; and his dear friend, Alice Lepore. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2001, at 11:30 a.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Stratford. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. 

LAWS 
Robin Laws, age 43, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001, at St. Vincent`s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Bridgeport, Robin had been a lifelong resident and a disciple of the Prayer Tabernacle Church of Love. Survivors include a son, Dannie Williams; two daughters, Rasheeda Edwards and Otora Bush; her parents, Willie and Mattie Laws Sr.; three brothers, Willie Jr. (his wife, Delores), Stanley and Keith Laws; a sister, Mamie (her husband, Charlie) Stephens; and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2001, at 10 a.m. at Prayer Tabernacle Church of Love, 1243 Stratford Avenue, Bridgeport, with Bishop Kenneth H. Moales Sr., officiating. Interment will take place in Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church. Morton`s Mortuary Inc., 25 Margaret E. Morton Lane, Bridgeport, is in charge of arrangements. 

GIAQUINTO 
Nicholas James Giaquinto, Jr., age 55, of Del Ray Beach, Florida, formerly of Bridgeport, died December 12, 2001. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Giaquinto, of Massachusetts; his father, Nicholas J. Giaquinto, Sr., of Del Ray Beach; one brother, Kenneth Giaquinto, and his wife Angela, of Portland, Maine; one sister, Donna Zieminski, and her husband Daniel, of Boynton Beach, Florida. Also survived by three nephews, Lonnie and Corey Vitello and Nicholas D. Giaquinto; and one niece, Ava Giaquinto. A memorial service will be held in Florida. 

MANWARING 
Caroline (Carol) Ella Hyatt Manwaring entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 6, 2001, in New Haven. Carol was the beloved wife of George D. Manwaring of West Haven. She celebrated her 75th birthday on October 4, 2001, and with George, their 44th wedding anniversary on November 28, 2001. Among her survivors are a brother and sister-in-law, Theodore (Ted) and Sandra Hyatt of West Haven; and dearest friends, Patricia Lundgren and James Ellum of Milford, and Carl and Jean Swanhall of Newtown. She was active in community suppers at St. John`s Church in Bridgeport, volunteered with George at the collapse of LaAmbiance in Bridgeport, 10 years at WHEAT in West Haven, and 10 years in the Christ Church Outreach Committee and annual Thanksgiving dinner. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church, 28 Church Street, West Haven, on Sunday, December 16, 2001, at noon, with interment of her cremains in the Christ Church Memorial Garden. A reception by the "Goodwills" will follow in the Common Room at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to WHEAT, 674 Washington Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, or to Christ Church, 28 Church Street, West Haven, CT 06516. She is now at peace and in a better place. Arrangements under the direction of Beecher & Bennett Taylor Funeral Home, 410 Campbell Avenue, West Haven. Please see obit @http://web.archive.org/web/20011215010622/http://www.beecherandbennett.com/ 

CONNOLLY 
Maura Elizabeth Connolly, age 36 of Norwalk, the unique, outrageous, loving beautiful, hilarious, sensitive, loyal, furiously protective and insightful daughter, sister and friend continued on her journey Sunday, December 9, 2001, from Norwalk Hospital surrounded by her family. We who knew her true essence and loved her for it, are left behind with profound emptiness because her presence in our lives was so deeply felt. We have and we will continue to benefit from the life lessons she taught us. We will especially miss her affectionate nature towards all creatures, her laughter and her creativity. Maura graduated from Staples High School in Westport. She is survived by her mother, Susan Connolly of Westport, father, Robert Connolly of New York City, sisters Rebecca Connolly, Patricia Giusto, and Sheila Griffin whose children are Tristan, Tessa and godson, Julian. A Memorial Service will he held on Saturday, January 19, 2002 at Noon at the Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport. In remembrance of her, extend an act of kindness each day as a reflection of tenderheartedness she showed to others. 

KOTLEN 
David Irving Kotlen, beloved husband of the late Ida (Mossoff) Kotlen, of Teaneck, N.J., died Wednesday, December 12, 2001. He was the dear father of Jason Kotlen of Trumbull, and Jill Meisels of New York City; loving brother of Evelyn Yalen of Newington; devoted grandfather of Melissa Nagin, Robyn Kotlen and Jessica and Lauren Meisels; and great-grandfather of two. Graveside service at noon on Friday (TODAY), at Beth El Cemetery, Fall River. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Shiva will be private. The family was assisted with the arrangements by the Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel. 

COCCA 
Connie M. Raucci Cocca, age 76, of Shelton, entered into rest on Tuesday, December 11, 2001, at home with her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Bridgeport and was the daughter of the late Ciro and Nancy Raucci. She was the devoted wife of Vito Cocca for more than 50 years. She was the loving mother of three children, Jerri Wittekind and her husband, Robert, of San Jose, Calif., Ginny Corraro and her husband, Michael, of Shelton, and Paul Cocca of Derby; her stepson, Greg Cocca and his wife, Joann, of Monroe; her grandchildren, Joseph O`Hehir and his wife, Amy, and Amy O`Hehir, Michael, John and Melissa Corraro, Samantha and Sydney Cocca, and Gregory Cocca and his wife, Julie, and Kristen Cocca; her great-grandchildren, Anna O`Hehir, and Nicolas and Trenton Cocca. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Frascatore of Trumbull; her brother, Paul Raucci and his wife, Marie, of Bridgeport; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Connie was preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Raucci. Friends are invited to meet DIRECTLY at St. Lawrence Parish, 505 Shelton Avenue, Shelton, on Monday, December 17, 2001, at 10 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Swim Across the Sound, c/o St. Vincent`s Medical Center Foundation, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606. 

MACCIOCCA
Jea Z. (Piccioli) Macciocca, age 78, of Bridgeport, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at Bridgeport Health Care. Born in Bridgeport, on May 7, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Rodolfo and Maria (Pierelli) Piccioli and was a Bridgeport resident all of her life. Mrs. Macciocca was the widow of Alfred Macciocca. Survivors include her beloved family, two sons, Paul S. Macciocca of Bridgeport, and Alfred A. Macciocca of Beverly Hills, Calif.; one grandson, Nicholas Macciocca; one brother, Carl Piccioli of the Huntington section of Shelton; one sister, Louise Serfilippi of Ridgefield; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one granddaughter, Alexandra Macciocca. Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Saturday, December 15, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Raphael`s Church, Bridgeport. Interment will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Saturday from 8 a.m. until services at the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport.


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