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David Baez
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.

Giovanni Fazzolari
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 enjoyed gardening.
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 Panetta Fazzolari.
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 sisters.
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.

Nicholas Maletta
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 player.
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 years. 
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 Hartford.
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.

Leon Charest
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, Frank Showerda.
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 good times. 
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, CT 06450.

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.

Rose Lincavicks
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 

AnnMarie Meredith
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, CT.


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