HOLIDAY, Fla. -- A memorial service will be held for David Baez, 45,
a former resident of Meriden, Saturday, June 2 at 1 p.m. at the Beecher
& Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. The Rev. Mark
R. Jette will officiate. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral
home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service.
Mr. Baez died May 16, 2001, in St. Petersburg, Fla., due to injuries
sustained in a motorcycle accident on April 28, in New Port Richey, Fla.
MERIDEN -- Giovanni Fazzolari, 70, of 238 Springdale Ave., died Thursday,
May 31, 2001, in the Yale-New Haven Hospital.
He was born in San Giovanni, de Gerace, Caserta, Italy, Nov. 26, 1930,
a son of the late Salvatore and Teresa Muli Fazzolari, he was a resident
of Meriden for the past 40 years. He retired from the International Silver
Co., in 1980 after 18 years of employment, after which he worked for the
Wallace Silver Co., and Boardman Silversmith, both of Wallingford. He was
a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. In his spare time he
He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Maria and Ralph Crosby
of Prospect and Donna Fazzolari of Meriden; a son, Flavio Fazzolari of
Meriden; two grandchildren, Jessica and Kaitlyn Crosby; a brother, Joseph
Fazzolari of Meriden; a sister and brother-in-law, Maria and Frank Papaluca;
several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his former wife, Ottavia
His funeral service will be held Monday, June 4 at 8:15 a.m. in the
Smith-Ruzzo Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden, with a Mass of Christian
burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 9 a.m. He will be interred
in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Relatives and friends may visit with his family
Sunday, June 3 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Frank L. Finnigan
LEBANON -- Frank L. Finnigan, 83, of 129 Ryan Terrace, Lebanon, died
on Thursday, May 31, 2001, at Windham Community Memorial Hospital after
a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Blanche E. Tessier,
whom he married on June 27, 1971.
He was born on March 30, 1918, in Houlton, Maine, the son of the late
Warren and Hazel (Michaud) Finnigan. Mr. Finnigan served in the U.S. Army
during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1943 as a disabled
veteran. Mr. Finnigan was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans,
a member of the Blind Veterans Association and the American Legion Post
No. 197, Marlborough. He was also a former member of the St. Joseph's parish
in Meriden. Before retirement in 1978, Mr. Finnigan worked for the state
of Connecticut, Department of Mental Retardation.
In addition to his beloved wife of 29 years, he is survived by two
sons, Michael Patrick Finnigan of Milton, N.H. and Frank W. Finnigan of
Hartford; a stepson, Michael Cocchiaro of Kingston, Wash.; four nephews,
Owen Finnegan, Warren Finnegan, William White, Frank White; three nieces,
Linda Pettigrow, Barbara Hagiwara, Virginia Upham; and numerous extended
family members and friends. He was predeceased by five brothers; three
Services will be held on Saturday, June 2, at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral
Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester, gathering at 9:30 a.m. The funeral
service will follow immediately at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial
will be held in the State Veteran's Cemetery in Middletown with full military
honors. Calling hours will be held on Friday (TODAY) from 6 to 8 p.m. at
the funeral home.
MERIDEN -- Nicholas Maletta, 78, husband of Nancy Antolini Maletta
of 50 Water St., died at their home Thursday, May 31, 2001.
He was born in Scigliano Lupia Cosenza, Italy, Aug. 12, 1922, a son
of the late Angelo and Carmella Pantuso Maletta, he was a resident of Meriden
most of his life, he served with the U.S. Army 9th Armored Division, from
December 1942 through the Battle of the Bulge, where he was captured and
held as prisoner of war. He was discharged in Jan. 1945. He retired as
head chef from the Meriden-Wallingford Hospital after 32 years of employment.
He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol
and Leonard Caponigro of Meriden; their son and daughter-in-law, James
M. and Robin Maletta; four grandchildren, Carey and Jay Caponigro and Nicole
and Michelle Maletta; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Mario and Angeline
Maletta of Bristol and John and Jean Maletta of Narragansett, R.I.; and
several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Anthony
Maletta, who died in action during World War II and Armando Maletta.
His funeral service will be held Saturday, June 2 at 10:30 a.m. in
the Smith-Ruzzo Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden, with his Mass of
Christian burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 11:15 a.m. He will
be interred with military honors in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Relatives and
friends may visit with his family Friday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 p.m.
Stephanie D. Martancik
MERIDEN -- Stephanie D. Martancik, 94, formerly of 153 Elm St., widow
of the late John J. Martancik, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at the Coccomo
Memorial Health Care Center.
She was born in Meriden, July 30, 1906, the daughter of the late Francis
and Theresa Lepak Kusza. Mrs. Martancik was a life long parishioner of
St. Stanislaus Church, a member of it's Senior Sunshine Club which she
was a past treasurer. She was also a member of the Meriden Council of Catholic
Women. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, gardening and was an avid card
Stephanie was the beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother
of the following survivors, daughter, Eddis Hoffman and her husband, Ed
of San Diego, Calif.; three sons, Daniel and Lawrence Martancik, both of
Meriden, and John and his wife, Arlene of Torrington; 12 grandchildren;
15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased
by a daughter, Justine Black; four sisters; and two brothers.
Her funeral will be held Saturday, June 2 at 8:45 a.m. from the Stempien
Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden, followed by a Mass of Christian burial
at 9:30 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Church. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus
Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Friday (TODAY)
from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to
Coccomo Memorial Health Care Center, 33 Cone Ave., Meriden, CT 06450, or
to St. Stanislaus Church, 82 Akron St., Meriden, CT 06450.
Josephine J. Russell
WALLINGFORD -- Josephine Jerome Russell, 80, of the Masonic Geriatric
Healthcare Center, formerly of Davis Road, East Hartford and 11 Ashlar
Village, Wallingford died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at the Masonic Geriatric
Healthcare Center. She was married to the late Lloyd A. Russell for 53
She was born in Durham, N.C., June 19, 1920, a daughter of the late
Josie T. and Annie Brown Jerome. She earned a BS from St. Andrews College
and attended the North Carolina State Engineering College. During World
War II, she worked for Pratt and Whitney. She also taught school in the
East Hartford school system. She had many hobbies and interests, but especially
loved cruise ship travel with her late husband. She was a member of Eastern
Star, Good Intent Chapter No. 17 in Glastonbury, past president and treasurer
of the Sphinx Ladies Club in Newington, a long-time member of the Federated
Women's Club of East Hartford and the South Congregational Church of East
She will be greatly missed by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert L.
and Rosanne Russell; two grandchildren, Steven Russell and Karen Russell
of Rocky Hill; a daughter, Phyllis A. Russell of Kennebunk, Maine; a sister,
Ann Jerome Morse of Florida; and a brother, Jerry B. Jerome of North Caroline.
Funeral services and burial will be private. There are no calling hours.
It is suggested that gifts in her memory be made to the Masonic Charity
Foundation, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492, or the Ashlar Village Grant
and Aid Fund, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492. The B.C. Bailey Funeral
Home, 273 S. Elm St., is in charge of arrangements. See obituary at www.BCBailey.com
Emmett N. Shutts
CHESHIRE -- Emmett Niver Shutts, 85, of 263 Platt Lane, husband of
Betty (Mullen) Shutts, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Mr. Shutts was born Aug. 15, 1915, in Waterbury, son of the late Emmett
N. and Anastasia (Conway) Shutts. He was a 1933 graduate of Crosby High
School. As a young man he attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Mr. Shutts
was employed by CL&P for several years before joining the Brock Hall
Dairy of Hamden. In 1941, he married Betty Mullen and moved to Cheshire.
During World War II, Mr. Shutts served in the U.S. Navy as a sonarman in
the anti-submarine division. In 1950, Mr. Shutts joined the Hartford Ball
and Bearing Co. He became president of the company in 1960 and remained
in that office until retiring in 1982. During his tenure at Hartford Ball,
he was responsible for the construction and operation of the Kerry Precision
Ball Co., a subsidiary in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. Mr. Shutts served
for many years as treasurer and subsequently chairman of the Bearing Manufacturers
Association of America, as well as chairman of the Bicycle Part Manufacturers
of America. After retirement, he remained active at Hartford Ball, serving
as consultant until 1995. Mr. Shutts was an active patron at the Cheshire
Public Library. He was a member of the Library Board since 1982, serving
as chairman for 17 years.
Besides his wife of 60 years, he leaves his children, Emmett "Topper"
Shutts and Beth Shutts of Hamden, Christine and Leonard Swanson of Lebanon
and Melanie and James Everard of Marlborough, N.H.; five grandchildren,
Anastasia and Emmett Shutts and Benjamin, Brie and Luke Everard; a brother,
William Shutts of Waterbury; and two sisters, Doris McVerry of Milford
and Nancy Sunde of Montpelier, Vt.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from the Slater Funeral
Home, 242 S. Main St., Cheshire, to St. Thomas Becket Church for a Mass
at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Bridget's Cemetery. Friends may call at
the funeral home Friday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Cheshire Interfaith Housing, P.O. Box
3, Cheshire, CT 06410, or St. Agnes Home, Inc., 104 Mayflower St., West
Hartford, CT 06110.
Laura M. Berger
WALLINGFORD -- Laura Marie Plourde Berger, 87, a longtime resident
of Wallingford, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at the Bradley Home in Meriden.
She was the wife of the late Edgar J. Berger.
Mrs. Berger was born in Saint John, Maine, June 18, 1913, daughter
of the late Joseph and Baselist Pelletier Plourde. She had been employed
by the Eyelet Specialty Co., until her retirement and was a parishioner
of Most Holy Trinity Church.
She is survived by her two daughters, Ann B. Cassello of Wallingford
and Jeannette B. Reese and her husband, Dale F. Reese of Newington; her
son, Rodney G. Berger and his wife, Patricia Berger of Newport, Maine;
11 grandchildren and their spouses, Maryann and Kenneth Abbott, Amy Cassello,
Margaret and Brian Bennett, Michael and Amy Cassello, Janice and Brian
Winkler, Dale and Alisa Reese, Pamela and Michael Selden, Jennifer and
Michael Lombardi, Christa and David Nadeau, Miriam and Jesse Dodge and
Kurt and Amy Berger; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Albert Plourde
of Cheshire; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five
sisters; and three brothers.
Her family will receive relatives and friends at the Wallingford Funeral
Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford, Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.,
when the funeral cortege will proceed to Most Holy Trinity Church, where
a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will
be in St. John Cemetery. Gifts in her memory may be sent to the Bradley
Home, 320 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06451.
MERIDEN -- Leon Charest, 34, of 30 Hillside St., husband of Nancy Bullock
Charest, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 31, 2001.
Born in Meriden, Nov. 26, 1966, he was the son of the late Leon Charest
and Mary Berger Freeman of Meriden and stepson of Albert Freeman of Meriden.
He attended Wallingford schools and was employed by Yellow Cab. Mr. Charest
was an avid Harley rider, and a member of the Swedish Club of Kensington.
Besides his wife, Nancy, he is survived by two stepsons, Jim and Dave
Perry; a sister, Tammy Bassett of Meriden; two brothers, Theodore Bassett
of Florida and Timothy Bassett of Meriden; maternal grandmother, Helen
Berger of Meriden; a special uncle, Daniel Berger and his wife, Dolores;
a niece, Samantha; two nephews, Timothy and Allan; several cousins; and
many, many friends. Leon was very loved by his family and friends.
The funeral procession will leave the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral
Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, at 10:30 on Tuesday, June 5, for a graveside
service in Center St. Cemetery in Wallingford at 11 a.m. Friends may call
at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions may be made to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center,
282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106.
Mary B. Curylo
MERIDEN -- Mary B. Curylo, 94, formerly of 23 Dewey Ave., wife of the
late Stanley Curylo, died on Thursday, May 31, 2001, at Coccomo Memorial.
Born in Meriden on July 31, 1906, she was the daughter of the late
Michael and Frances Balasa. She had resided in Meriden all her life and
had been educated in Meriden schools. Mrs. Curylo and her late husband
both worked at the New Departure-Hyatt Bearing Division of General Motors.
She was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church, a former President of St.
Stanislaus Ladies' Guild and a member of the Blue Army of the Blessed Virgin
Mary, doing charitable work in both Meriden and Lantana, Fla.
She is survived by a daughter, Dolores Showerda of Meriden; a son,
Gerald Curylo and his wife, Sylvia of Lantana, Fla.; eight grandchildren;
18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces
and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, the Rev. John Balasa
and Frank Balasa; two sisters, Stephanie Gibson and Julia Shaw; and a son-in-law,
The funeral will be held on Monday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m. from the John
J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, and at 10 a.m.
in St. Stanislaus Church, with nephew, the Rev. Brian Shaw, officiating.
Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral
home on Monday from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Elaine M. Gineo
SOUTHINGTON -- Elaine M. (DiCaprio) Gineo, 64, of 39 Knollwood Road,
died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was the beloved wife of Richard M. Gineo.
Born in Southington on Aug. 26, 1936, the daughter of the late John
L. "Jiggs" and Viola (Spino) DiCaprio, she was a lifelong resident of Southington.
Elaine had attended local schools and graduated from Central Connecticut
State College in 1958 with a teaching degree in Business Education. She
taught at Maloney High School in Meriden, she also taught Adult Education,
substituted and taught homebound Instruction for the Southington school
system. For the past 35 years, she was the recording secretary for the
Southington Town Council. Elaine was a former member of the Junior Women's
Club and the North Center School PTA. She taught religion in the CCD program
at St. Thomas Church and was a confirmation advisor at St. Thomas Church.
She was a member of the Southington Democratic Town Committee and the SHS
"Class of 54" Reunion Committee. Elaine was an avid walker, tennis player
and golfer. With the passing of Elaine there will not only be a void in
her family, but also in her community. She will be greatly missed by all
who knew her.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her beloved son and daughter-in-law,
David and Kelly Gineo of Glastonbury; her beloved daughter, Lori Gineo
of Newington; her beloved grandchildren, Gabriella and Ryan Gineo; a sister
and brother-in-law, Barbara and John Lessor of Southington; a brother-in-law
and sister-in-law, Rosario and Marion Sarcia of Fla.; an aunt, Bertha DiCaprio
of Southington; an uncle, Raymond Spino of San Francisco; and aunt and
uncle, Rita and Joseph Piazza of Hamden; several nieces and nephews, whom
she loved dearly; several cousins who were such comfort and support to
her. She also leaves many wonderful friends with whom she enjoyed many
The funeral will held on Monday at 9:15 a.m. from the DellaVecchia
Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. to St. Thomas Church at 10 a.m. Burial will
be at St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Sunday from 2 to 6
p.m. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society;
P.O. Box 410, Wallingford, CT 06492, or Hospice of Central Connecticut,
P.O. Box 1327, New Britain, 06050.
Anna M. Roy
MERIDEN -- Anna M. Roy, 91, of 360 Broad St. (Miller Memorial Community)
wife of the late Ovila Roy, died Friday, June 1, 2001.
Born in St. Agapit, Quebec, Canada on July 30, 1909, she resided in
Meriden for the past 48 years. She was a parishioner of St. Laurent's Church,
a member of the St. Anne Society, the Meriden Council of Catholic Women
and a member of the Franco American Club Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Joseph Madaio
of New Jersey; four sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph Robert and Geraldine
of Kensington, Roger and Constance of Meriden, Rodrigue and Barbara of
New Hampshire and Lucien and Diane of Meriden; a brother and sister-in-law,
Leo and Juliette of Quebec; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and
numerous nieces and nephews in the United States and Canada. She was predeceased
by a son, John Paul; five sisters; and seven brothers.
The funeral will be held on Monday, June 4 at 9:45 a.m. from the John
J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, and at 10:30
a.m. at St. Laurent Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Burial will
follow in St. Laurent's Cemetery, South Meriden. Friends and relatives
may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions in
her memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1004, Meriden,
Helen E. Urban
HOMDELL, N.J. -- Helen (Erasmus) Urban, 91, formerly of Hartford, widow
of Frank P. Urban, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, in Holmdell, N.J.
Born in Meriden, June 17, 1909, daughter of the late Charles and Anna
(Gawlak) Erasmus. Helen and her husband were caretakers at the Hartford
Medical Society, Scarborough St., in Hartford for 35 years.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jean Bray Duffell and
Robert W. Duffell of Metuchen, N.J.; two sisters, Cecelia Cassidy and Henrietta
Fulik, both of Meriden; a brother, Frederick Erasmus of South Carolina;
two grandchildren, John Richard Bray of Rockland County, N.Y., and Norah
Bray Hernandez of Catalina Island, Calif.; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Monday, from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. at the Ahern Funeral
Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Funeral procession from the Ahern
Funeral Home will be Monday at 9:15 a.m. followed by the funeral liturgy
in the Cathedral of St. Joseph at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount
St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield.
Michael A. DeVito
CHICOPEE, Mass. -- Michael A. "Mickey D" DeVito Jr., 65, of the Fairview
section of Chicopee, Mass., died Friday, June 29, 2001 at his home.
He was last employed for 40 years as an area superintendent for the
Grinnell Fire Protection Company in Newington and retired in 1994. He also
worked for the Big E in West Springfield, Mass., for the past six years
as a gate captain. He was born in Port Washington Long Island, N.Y., on
Sept. 3, 1935, a son of the late Michael A. and Josephine (Pieniazek) DeVito.
He lived in Meriden for over 20 years and in North Haven for 13 years.
He moved to the Fairview section of Chicopee, Mass., in 1977. He was a
communicant of St. Anne's Church in the Fairview section of Chicopee and
a 47 year member of the Pipefitter's Local No. 676 of Hartford.
He leaves his wife of 22 years, Sandra J. (Major) DeVito; two daughters,
Donna Nargi of North Haven and Michele DeVito-Kerr of Middletown; two step-daughters,
Theresa Thibault of Chicopee, Mass., and Kimberly Lussier of Holyoke, Mass.;
two brothers, Joseph DeVito of Middlefield and Donald DeVito of Meriden;
four grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 3 at 9 a.m. from the Phaneuf-Blais
Fairview Funeral Chapels, 506 Britton St., Chicopee, Mass., followed by
a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in Saint Anne Church, 30 College
St., Chicopee, Mass. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery in South Hadley,
Mass. Visiting hours will be on Monday, July 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Visiting Nurses-Hospice
of Western New England, P.O. Box 9058, Springfield, Mass 01102-9058.
SOUTHINGTON -- Rose Grosky Lincavicks, 83, of Savage St., in Southington,
died Saturday, June 30, 2001 at Tandem Health Care. She was the wife of
the late Daniel Lincavicks.
Born April 16, 1918 in Southington, the daughter of the late Steve
and Antoinette (Walag) Grosky. Rose was a lifelong resident. She graduated
from Lewis High School, class of 1935, was a communicant of Immaculate
Conception Church for over 50 years and had worked at New Departure.
Rose is survived by a son, Peter Lincavicks of Southington; a daughter,
Cynthia White of Germantown, N.Y.; a brother, Frank Grosky; and a sister,
Mary Grosky, both of Southington.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 3 at 8 a.m. from the Plantsville
Memorial Funeral Home, 975 South Main St., Plantsville with a Mass of Christian
burial at Immaculate Conception Church at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in
Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Calling hours are Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.
at the funeral home. Donations in memory of Rose may be made to Immaculate
Conception Church, 130 Summer St., Southington, CT 06489.
Mahlon H. Lougee
WALLINGFORD -- Mahlon H. Lougee, 72, of Cardinal Drive, Wallingford,
beloved husband of Ann Gustafson Lougee, died Friday, June 29, 2001 at
Masonic Geriatric Healthcare Center.
Mr. Lougee was born in Wallingford, Aug. 8 1928, a son of the late
Verne E. Lougee Sr. and Leota McKinstry Lougee. He was a graduate of Central
Connecticut State University and held a master's degree from the University
of Hartford, and a sixth year certificate from the University of Connecticut.
He had been a teacher for the New Haven Public School system for 37 years,
until his retirement in 1988, having taught at Roger Sherman School and
West Hills Magnate School. A master teacher, he had also been an associate
professor at Southern Connecticut State University and was a member of
the New Haven, Connecticut and National Education Associations. An expert
gardener, he was also a member of the Wallingford Senior Citizens Center,
where he was an avid Bridge player.
Besides his wife, Anne, he is survived by his daughter, Linda A. Lougee
of North Attleboro, Mass., his three sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen
M. and Susan C. Lougee of North Attleboro, Mass., Andrew W. Lougee of Attleboro
and Michael G. Lougee of Meriden; two grandchildren, Jennifer Lougee and
Matthew Lougee; a sister and brother-in-law, Elite and Max Shapiro of Kauneonga
Lake, N.Y.; a brother and sister-in-law, Duane and Randy Lougee of Norfolk,
Va.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Verne
E. Lougee Jr.
His family will receive relatives and friends at the Wallingford Funeral
Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford, Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral
services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Wallingford Funeral Home,
when the funeral cortege will proceed to the Church of Resurrection, 115
Pond Hill Road, Wallingford, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated
at 11 a.m. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. Gifts in his memory
may be sent to the Wallingford Senior Citizens Center, 238 Washington St.,
Wallingford, CT 06492 or Hospice and Palliative Care of CT, 33 North Plain
Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492.
Ernest J. Masucci
SOUTHINGTON -- Ernest J. Masucci, 79, of 150 Burritt St., Plantsville
section, died Saturday, June 30, 2001 at St. Raphael's Hospital in New
Haven. He was the husband of Rose Mary (Kasson) Masucci.
Born in Rochester, N.Y., on Nov. 7, 1921, the son of the late Carmine
and Maria (Summa) Masucci. Mr. Masucci was ordained as a permanent deacon
in 1979 by Archbishop John Whealen. He was a deacon at St. Thomas Church
from 1979-1995. He was one of the organizer of the Meriden Deanery and
later the Southington Deanery of the Conference of Deacons, and had also
served as Deanery Representative. He was a member of St. Aloysius Church,
where he occasionally served as deacon. He had retired as manager of the
process engineering from Stanley Works in 1986. He was a life member of
the Knights of Columbus.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Barbara Cayer
and her fiancé Martin J. Peshka III of Southington, Mary Ann Masucci
and her fiancé, Philip J. Donovan Jr. of Concord, N. H., Patricia
Anne Callahan and her husband, Kevin of W. Hartford; a son and daughter
in law, Daniel Joseph and Dana Masucci of Farmington Hills, Mich.; he also
leaves four beloved grandchildren, Jessica Cayer of W. Hartford, Tamara
Cayer of Southington, Cameron Masucci of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Thomas
Ernest Callahan of W. Hartford; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and
Rose Masucci of Garret Park, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church,
254 Burritt St. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will
be on Monday at the Della Vecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. from 4
to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in his memory to St. Aloysius Church, 254
Burritt St. Plantsville, CT 06479
MERIDEN -- AnnMarie Meredith, 50, of 123 Wilcox Ave., Meriden, wife
of Joseph Meredith passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 28, 2001 at
MidState Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 26, 1950 in Hartford, a daughter of the late Henry
and Angeline Rogers.
She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph; two aunts; several cousins;
and many friends.
Relatives and friends may call at Szymaszek-Taylor Funeral Home, 189
E. Main St., Meriden on Monday, July 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. Committal prayers
will follow at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, 1 Cottage Grove Road, Bloomfield,