Ellen C. Carpenter
BRISTOL -- Ellen Christina Shoneck Carpenter, 102, formerly of Meriden,
died peacefully at Sheridan Woods, Bristol, on Saturday, June 30, 2001,
with her loving family at her side.
Born in Middletown on May 7, 1899, she was the daughter of the late
John and Julia Johnson. Mrs. Carpenter resided in Meriden for many years
and owned and operated the High Hill Dairy Farm with her husband, Theodore
A. Shoneck, and family. She was employed by the former W.T. Grant Co. and
the Bishop Birdhouse Co., retiring in 1972. She was an avid reader and
loved to knit, stitch and hook rugs. She made many bedspreads, afghans,
tablecloths and rugs, gave them to family and donated them to local organizations.
She moved to Bristol in 1993 and made her home with her son and daughter-in-law.
Mrs. Carpenter was a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church, Meriden, and
member of the Meriden Senior Citizens.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Barbara
Shoneck of Bristol and John and Eileen Rosen of Wallingford; eight grandchildren;
14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and loved ones. She was
predeceased by her husbands, Theodore A. Shoneck and Howard Carpenter;
her son, Master Sgt. John R. Shoneck, who is missing in action from the
Vietnam War since 1966; also by six brothers, Harry, Albert, George, Robert,
Edward and Arthur Johnson.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 3, at 8:45 a.m. from the
John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden and at 9:30
a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, 35 Center St., Meriden. Burial will be
in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. Friends may call at the funeral
home on Monday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in
her memory may be made to the Meriden Vietnam Veterans Assoc., c/o John
R. Shoneck Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2254, Meriden, CT 06450.
Eric L. Holm
SOUTHINGTON -- Eric Lambert Holm, 87, of 14 Brooklane Road, Plantsville,
husband of the late Vivian (Brunt) Holm, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at
the Waterbury Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born April 27, 1914, in Worcester, Mass., son of the late Werner
and Anna (Lundgren) Holm. He worked at Pullman Standard in Worcester until
1959 and then moved to Connecticut, where he was employed by Gibbs Wire
and Steel until his retirement in 1976. He was a member of the Grace United
Methodist Church, the Calendar House Senior Golf League and the AARP. He
was a longtime member of the Boylston Lodge AF and AM of Massachusetts.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Francine Holm
of Marion; two daughters, Marilyn and her husband, Dennis Murphy of New
York, N.Y., and Miss Marjorie Holm of Plantsville; two sisters, Mrs. Charles
(Svea) Gibbs of Cheshire and Mrs. Harry (Doris) Lundberg of Northboro,
Mass.; two grandsons, Douglas and his wife, Laura Holm and Gregory Holm.
He was predeceased by a son, William; and a brother, Donald Holm.
Burial Thursday at 1 p.m. at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Mass. A memorial
service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church,
121 Pleasant St., Southington. Contributions in his memory may be made
to the ARC of Southington, 201 West Main St., Plantsville, CT 06479.
Peter W. Malavenda Sr.
MERIDEN -- Peter W. Malavenda Sr., 68, of Meriden, husband of Lucille
A. (Carone) Malavenda, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 27, 2001.
He was born Sept. 11, 1932, in Meriden. He was proud to be a lifelong
resident of Meriden, attended Meriden High School and graduated Hilliard
College (presently the University of Hartford.) Peter owned and operated
Quality Printing Co., Inc. in Meriden for many years. He was majority leader
and council member for the Meriden City Council; a member of the Meriden
Democratic Town Committee, a member of the H.E.P. at the Meriden Senior
Center, past commander of the D.A.V., a member and 4th degree Knight of
the Knights of Columbus; he was past president of the Ben Franklin PTA;
and a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church. Peter was proud to serve his
country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Besides his loving wife, Lucille, Peter is survived by three sons,
Peter W. Malavenda Jr. of Meriden, John A. and his wife, Mary Malavenda,
of New Britain and Robert Pablo and his wife, Kristin Malavenda, of West
Lafayette, Ind.; a daughter, Marybeth, and her husband, Bob Yacovelli of
Allentown, N.J.; also three special grandchildren, Louis Carta of Allentown,
N.J.; Maximilian X. and Zoe K. Malavenda, both of West Lafayette, Ind.
A private memorial service was held over the weekend. In lieu of flowers,
donations in Peter's memory may be made to the Maryheart Crusaders, 22
Button St., Meriden or the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Donations,
1309 Beacon St., Brookline, Mass 02446. The Szymaszek-Taylor Funeral Home,
189 E. Main St., Meriden has been entrusted with the arrangements.
NORTH HAVEN -- Eros Toni, 89, of 100 Frost Drive, North Haven, died
Saturday, June 30, 2001, at St. Raphael's Hospital after being strickened
at home. He was the husband of Virginia A. Rappa Toni.
Born Aug. 8, 1911, in Coppercliff, Ontario, Canada, son of the late
Antonio and Fanesia Tonelli Toni. He was a cabinetmaker for Columbus Store
Fixtures, Wayside and Kane's Furniture Co. In 1950 he started Toni and
Sons Ravioli Mfg. Inc., retiring in 1974. He served for two years in the
South Pacific during World War II as a Sgt. in the U.S. Army.
Father of Eros (Russ) Toni of North Haven, Richard Toni and his wife,
Dorothy of Wallingford; grandfather of Michael, Robert, Melissa and Christine
Toni; and brother of Eva Cacichioli and Pina DellaMasse of Italy and the
late Anselmo and Ines Toni.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36
Washington Ave., North Haven Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial
will be celebrated in St. Therese's Church, North Haven at 9 a.m. Interment
with full military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven.
The visiting hours will be Monday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m.
John J. Martin III
CHESHIRE -- Mr. John J. Martin III, 47, of 10 Brookside Place, died
Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at his home. He was the husband of Margaret M.
"Peggy" (Shiel) Martin.
Mr. Martin was born in Waterbury, Aug. 7, 1953, a son of the late John
J. and Helen (Loy) Martin Jr. and was a Cheshire resident for the past
23 years moving here from Waterbury. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart
Grammar School, class of 1967, and from Sacred Heart High School, class
of 1971. He graduated from the American Academy McAllister Institute Funeral
Service in 1972. He joined the staff of the Alderson Funeral Homes Inc.,
that year as an apprentice and later was made manager in Cheshire in the
mid 1970s. He became a partner in 1983 and along with his partners, John
Ford and Jay Anthony, became the owners of the business in 1987. Mr. Martin
was president of Alderson Funeral Homes Inc., with funeral homes in Waterbury,
Naugatuck and Cheshire, president of Alderson Associates Inc., which owns
and operates the Mulville Funeral Home, in Waterbury and the Slater Funeral
Home in Cheshire, and president of Palm Coast Mortuary Inc., which owns
and operates Alderson's Palm Coast Community Funeral Home, Palm Coast,
Fla. He was a partner of Goldeneye Realty Group of Connecticut and Goldeneye
Realty Group of Florida. Mr. Martin had served as former chairman of the
Cheshire Chapter of the American Cancer Society for two years, and was
chairman of the Daffodil Festival and in 1997 was co-chairman of the first
RELAY FOR LIFE in Cheshire, an event that was recognized as the largest
first time event in the United States for raising over $158,000 for the
American Cancer Society in a one-day period. His involvement in area groups
and organizations include: member and past president of the Cheshire Exchange
Club; member and past president of the Anderson Boys' Club board of directors
and was the 1997 recipient of the Boy's Club Humanitarian Award; a member
of the board of directors and assistant superintendent of the Cheshire
Hillside Cemetery Association, which operates two cemeteries in Cheshire.
He also served on the Board of Directors of the Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury.
He was a member and past president of the Waterbury Area Funeral Directors
Association and a member of the Connecticut, Florida and National Funeral
Directors' associations. He served on the Board of Directors of the North
American Bank and Trust; the Board of Directors of St. Mary's Hospital;
he was an incorporator and member of the Board of Directors of Cypress
Bank in Palm Coast, Fla.; a member of the National Hospice Association
and Temple Lodge No. 16 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in Cheshire. Mr.
Martin was also a member and former member of the board of directors of
the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Waterbury Lodge of Elks
No. 265; the Knights of Columbus, Santa Fe Chapter of Cheshire and a member
of the former Holy Cross High School Endowment Fund Board of Directors;
an avid golfer, he was a member of the Waterbury Country Club and the Washington
Hill Athletic Club.
Besides his wife of Cheshire, he leaves two daughters, Alison Martin
and Lindsay Martin, both of Cheshire; and his stepmother, Jean Martin of
Waterbury. He was predeceased by his sister, Margaret Martin Generali who
died in 1999.
The funeral will be held on Friday, July 13, at 9:30 a.m. from the
Slater Funeral Home, 242 S. Main St., Cheshire, to St. Aloysius Church,
254 Burritt St., Plantsville, for Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in
Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday
from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Cheshire Relay For
Life, 538 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT 06450-1004. The Waterbury Area Funeral
Directors Association will meet at the funeral home on Thursday at 4:30
MERIDEN -- Juana Arroyo, 80, of Chicago, died Monday, July 9, 2001,
at Advocate Masonic in Illinois.
Born April 7, 1921, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of
the late Carmela Arroyo.
Besides her ex-husband, Ambrosio Scott of Meriden, she is survived
by three sons, Gilberto Scott of New Jersey, Luis Scott and David Scott,
both of Chicago; two daughters, Severa "Ana" Scott and Carmen Scott, both
of Meriden; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will take place Friday, July 13 at 9 a.m. from the
Szymaszek-Taylor Funeral Home, 189 E. Main St., Meriden. Burial to follow
at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Family and friends may call at Hermanos Unidos
en Cristo Church, 410 Colony St., Meriden, with the Rev. Jose Rodriguez
officiating on Thursday (TODAY) from 7 to 9 p.m.
Benjamin D. Liveten
GUILFORD -- Benjamin D. Liveten, 76, of 215 Uncas Point Road, Guilford,
died Wednesday, July 11, 2001.
Mr. Liveten was president of Standard Plumbing and Heating Supply Co.,
in Meriden from 1950 until his retirement in 1987. He served in the U.S.
Army during World War II.
He is survived by a brother, Norman Gallin Liveten of New Haven; a
nephew, Andrew Liveten; a niece, Sharon Liveten; two great nephews; and
a dear friend and companion, Maud Ann Sullivan of New Haven.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 10:45 a.m. at the Congregational
B'nai Jacob Synagogue, Rimmon Road, Woodbridge. The interment will be in
the B'nai Jacob Cemetery, Whalley Ave., New Haven. A period of mourning
will be observed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Liveten, 107 Ogden
St., New Haven through Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Isaac S. and Mary G. Liveten Fund, c/o New Haven Foundation, 70 Audubon
St., New Haven, CT 06511. The Weller Funeral Home, 493 Whitney Ave., New
Haven is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret E. Boyles
SOUTHINGTON -- Margaret (Cassidy) Boyles, 82, of Southington, formerly
of Plainville, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2001, at her home with her
beloved family be her side.
She was born on July 11, 1919, in Plainville. Margaret was employed
for over 25 years as a Registered Nurse at Bradley Memorial Hospital in
Southington and was also director of nurses at Ridgewood Convalescent Home
in Southington for many years. She was a World War II (1942-1946) veteran,
serving as First Lieutenant Army Nurse in Germany. She was the wife of
the late Charles James Boyles and the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret
Hazel Cassidy of Plainville.
She is survived by four loving children, Peggy LaLonde and her husband,
David of Southington, William Boyles of Bristol, Jacqueline Boyles of New
Haven and Christopher Boyles Sr. of Hilton Head, S.C.; three beloved brothers,
Jack Cassidy of Plainville, Donald Cassidy of Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Robert
Cassidy of Plainville; six grandchildren, Eryen LaLonde of Southington,
Erin Boyles of New Britain, Thomas Boyles of Bristol, Robert Ferguson,
Eric Ferguson and Christopher Boyles Jr., all of Southington; and several
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Eileen Boyles;
her sister, Ann Marie Parkinson; and her brothers, Thomas Leo Cassidy and
William Francis Cassidy.
The funeral will be on Tuesday, July 17, at 9 a.m. from the Bailey
Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., Plainville. A memorial Mass will follow at
10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville. Burial with military honors,
will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Plainville. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in loving memory of her daughter,
Eileen Boyles, to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater CT Chapter, 705
North Mountain Road, Suite G102, Newington, CT 06111-1411.
ELLENTON, Fla. -- Marjorie (Manship) Munro Branciforte, 79, of Ellenton,
Fla., and of Newington, wife of the late Sebastian Branciforte, died in
her home in Ellenton on Monday, July 9, 2001.
She was born in Philadelphia, on Feb. 24, 1922, the daughter of the
late Samuel and Jeanne Manship of Philadelphia, and West Haven. She lived
in Ellenton spending summers at Point 'O Woods, Old Lyme and Newington
since her retirement in 1985 after a long career in retailing, having been
employed by Two Guys Store as operations manager, among others in her career,
during the entire time the store was in business before closing in the
She is survived by her daughters, Jeanne (Munro) Bailey and her husband,
Paul Bailey of Newington and Dawn Fuehrer of Newington; her sons, Ronald
Munro of New Haven and George (Skip) Munro and his wife, Rose of Mount
Holly, Vt.; her step-daughters, Jacquelynn (Branciforte) and her husband,
John Ditta of Wallingford and Micki Branciforte and her partner, Sydney
Demers of New Britain; 12 grandchildren, including Paul and Scott Girouard
of Newington, Daniel Munro of Vermont, James Gritman of Vermont, Kimberly
Wilson of Rhode Island, Michelle Londa of East Haven, Anita Gardullo of
East Haven, David Wetherell of Florida, Cassandra Solberg of California,
Ronald Munro Jr., Jason Munro of New Haven and Katie Ditta of Wallingford;
13 almost 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by a brother, William Manship of Florida; and her first husband,
(George Morton) "Mort" Munro of Milford.
Funeral services will be Saturday, July 14, at 9:30 a.m. at Grace Episcopal
Church, 133 Maple Hill Ave., Newington, the Rev. Pat Hames will officiate
and interment will be at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Rocky Hill. Calling
hours will be Friday (TODAY) from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rose Hill Funeral Home,
580 Elm St., Rocky Hill.
Jeanne P. Switzer
WALLINGFORD -- Jeanne Philippine Switzer, a longtime resident of Wallingford,
died at her home on Friday, June 29, 2001. She died of heart failure according
to her family.
Born on May 27, 1924, in Chicago, she was the daughter of the late
Herbert Barzilla Switzer and the late Eleanor Hurst Switzer. She graduated
from Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. Ms. Switzer was a teacher of music
and studied under Dr. Suzuki in Japan. She helped to bring the Suzuki method
of violin instruction to America. She taught in the Wallingford elementary
school system, the Neighborhood Music School, the Harte School of Music,
and was a longtime faculty member of Choate Rosemary Hall. Since 1954,
Ms. Switzer played violin in the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, as well
as being a member of the Wallingford and Meriden Symphonies.
She is survived by her sisters, Ms. Eleanor Switzer of Yellow Springs,
Ohio, and Mrs. Ruth S. Jette of Stamford; and nephews, Dr. David Jette
of Seattle, Wash., Paul Jette of Bethel; and a niece, Dr. Patricia R. Jette
of Hyde Park, Mass.
A private funeral service will be held by family members. In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Northshore Animal League of
America, Lewyt St., Port Washington, NY 11050, New Haven Symphony Orchestra,
70 Audubon St., New Haven, CT 06510, and Suzuki Association of the America's
Inc., PO Box 17310, Boulder, CO 80308.
Rita Ann Drew
WALLINGFORD -- Rita Ann Doherty Drew, 72, of 275 Quinnipiac St., died
on Friday, July 13, 2001, at the MidState Medical Center after a lengthy
Born in Meriden on Aug. 17, 1928, she was the daughter of the late
Huge and Ann Doherty. She had resided in Wallingford and Meriden most of
her life, and was a graduate of Meriden High School. Mrs. Drew was employed
by Filenes/G. Fox for more than 20 years, retiring in 1991. She was a parishioner
of St. Rose of Lima Church and a former officer of the Wallingford VFW
Women's Auxiliary and Tops.
She is survived by two daughters, Jay Ann Thompson and son-in-law Stephen
Thompson of Mystic and Susan Rousseau and son-in-law Gary Rousseau of Meriden;
a son, Daniel Drew of Rhode Island; nine grandchildren, Jayme Sala, Ryan
Stewart, Drew McCarver, Jessica and Mike Day, Beth and Heather Drew, Rachael
and Gary Rousseau Jr.; one great-grandchild, Casey James Stewart; a sister,
Lucille Parmelee of Durham; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased
by a brother, James Doherty.
The funeral will be held Monday, July 16 at 8:45 a.m. from the John
J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, and at 9:30
a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church. Burial will be private in St. John's Cemetery
in Middletown. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 3 to
7 p.m. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston
Ave., P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450, or to the American Kidney Foundation,
920 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT 06107.
Albert F. Hausmann
WALLINGFORD -- Albert F. Hausmann, of 38 Laurel Drive, Wallingford,
died at his home on Thursday, July 12, 2001. He was the husband of Marilyn
He was born in Litchfield, Feb. 6, 1921, the son of Albert J. and Margaret
Burke Hausmann. A graduate of Litchfield High School, he received his bachelor's
and master's degrees from Brown University and his degree in library science
from Southern Connecticut State University. He was a member of Phi Beta
Kappa. Mr. Hausmann worked as a librarian at the University of New Haven
and the Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown, and retired in 1986 from
the Wallingford Public Library, where he was head of technical services.
He was an avid reader and had a great interest in the Civil War. He enjoyed
writing, and many of his poems appeared in the Meriden Record. One of his
stories was published in Yankee Magazine. Mr. Hausmann was a veteran of
World War II, having served as a gunnery instructor in the Naval Air Force.
He attended the First United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife of 49 years, he leaves a daughter, Joan Arsenault
of South Meriden; a son, Mark Hausmann of Winter Garden, Fla.; five grandchildren,
Andrew Arsenault and Ashley Arsenault, both of South Meriden, Jessica Hausmann
and Jacquelyn Hausmann, both of Orlando, Fla.; and Jennifer Hausmann of
Winter Park, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
three sisters, Margaret Gamble, Anne Hausmann and Claire Wilson.
The funeral will be held on Monday, July 16 at 11 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 941 Old Rock Hill Road, Wallingford. Friends may
call Sunday, July 15, at the B. C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 South Elm St.,
Wallingford from 2 to 5 p.m. Burial will be at the In Memoriam Cemetery.
Friends who desire may send memorial contributions to the Wallingford Public
Library Association, 200 N. Main St., Wallingford, CT 06492 or to the First
United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 941 Old Rock Hill Road, Wallingford,
06492. See obituary at www.BCBailey.com
MERIDEN -- Dolores Bossick Pegolo, 67, of Meriden and Old Saybrook,
wife of Richard M. Pegolo, died on Thursday, July 12, 2001, at MidState
Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
Born in Middletown on Sept. 4, 1933, she was the daughter of the late
Edward and Mary (Radziwon) Bossick. She had resided in Meriden for most
of her life, and retired to Old Saybrook four years ago. She had attended
local schools and was a graduate of Meriden High School, class of 1951.
Mrs. Pegolo was employed by various banks around the state, and by the
state of Connecticut for more than 20 years. She was involved with home
health care after retirement as well as the Connecticut Historical Society.
She was a parishioner of St. John's Church, Old Saybrook, and a previous
member of St. Stanislaus Church, Meriden. Mrs. Pegolo was a member of the
Polish Junior League, Mothers' Circle, Riverview Hospital Auxiliary, Wallingford
Quilt Club, Meriden Chorale Group, Old Lyme Village Voices and Shoreline
Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Kathy Lynn Ross
of Meriden; two sons, Mark R. Pegolo and daughter-in-law Linda (Dionizio)
Pegolo of South Meriden and Edward M. Pegolo and his fiancée, Kathy
of Meriden; six grandchildren, Stephen, Justin, Angela, Melanie, Ryan and
Edward; a sister, Carole Litch of Middlefield; a friend, Andy; and several
nieces, nephews and great-nieces.
The funeral will be held on Monday, July 16 at 9:15 a.m. from the John
J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden. Burial will
be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Meriden. Friends may call at the funeral
home on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions in
her memory may be made to the American Stroke Association, 7272 Greenville
Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.
Gerald F. Riotte
WALLINGFORD -- Gerald F. "Chip" Riotte, 73, of Carriage Drive, Wallingford,
died unexpectedly Thursday, July 12, 2001. He was the loving husband of
48 years of Mitzie Salko Riotte.
Born in Wallingford, Dec. 16, 1927, a son of the late Joseph A. and
Anna L. Griffin Riotte, he was a lifelong resident here. He had been a
lineman for the Wallingford Electric Division from 1950 until 1982, and
later was employed at Central Connecticut Cable Corporation in Naugatuck
from 1982 until 1991. He served in the U.S. Navy during the final months
of World War II on the USS Brush. A parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Church,
he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Pinta Council No. 5 in Wallingford.
Besides his wife, Mitzie, he is survived by his six children, James
Riotte and his wife Nancy Riotte of Meriden, Thomas Riotte of Englewood,
Colo., Michael Riotte and his wife Callie Riotte of Bristol, Gerald F.
Riotte Jr. of Meriden, Joanne Riotte of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Edward Riotte
and his wife Shannon Riotte of Durham; six grandchildren, Michelle Riotte,
Eric Riotte, Jeremy Gozda, Jaclyn Riotte, Tyler Riotte and Emily Riotte;
his sister, Anna Mae Mezzapelle and her husband Lawrence J. Mezzapelle
of Wallingford; two brothers, Eugene C. Riotte Sr. and his wife Barbara
Riotte of Wallingford and Robert J. Riotte and his wife, Martha Riotte
of New Rochelle, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
His family will receive relatives and friends at the Wallingford Funeral
Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford, Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral
services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Wallingford Funeral
Home, when the funeral cortege will proceed to Most Holy Trinity Church,
where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Interment
with military honors will be in St. John Cemetery.
MERIDEN -- Diana Avila, 30, of 48 Pine St., passed away on Wednesday,
July 11, at MidState Medical Center.
She was born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico on Dec. 29, 1970. She attended
elementary schools in Puerto Rico until 1979. That year, her family moved
first to New Jersey and months later to Connecticut. Connecticut was her
home for the past 22 years. She attended Lincoln Middle School and Platt
High School. In 1990, Diana received her Nurse's Aide certificate from
Wilcox Vocational Technical High School. Recently, she worked for Admiral
Diana is survived by her parents, Dimas Avila of Puerto Rico and Hilda
Perez of Meriden; a daughter, Mishyara Davila of California; and two sister,
Lily and her husband, Edgar Nieves of Meriden and Maritza Avila of California.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 17, at 10 a.m. at the
Alpha Omega Church, 134 Springdale Ave., Meriden, with Pastor Roberto Rosario,
officiating. Relatives and friends may attend wake hours at the Alpha Omega
Church on Monday, (TODAY) July 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
donations in Diana's memory may be made to the family. The Szymaszek-Taylor
Funeral Home, 189 East Main St., Meriden has been entrusted with the arrangements.
David J. Dunn
SOUTHINGTON -- Baby David James Dunn, infant son of Tammy Dunn and
Brian Perreault, of Plantsville, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at New Britain
Besides his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, James
F. and Carolyn J. Dunn of Southington; paternal grandparents, Arthur and
Theresa Perreault of East Hartford; two aunts, Tina M. Morrison of San
Diego, Calif. and Michelle L. McFadden of New Haven.
Services will be held at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main
St., Southington on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bryan Marcoux, officiating.
Interment will be private, calling hours will be on Tuesday at 10 to 11
Mary E. Hall
WALLINGFORD -- Mary E. Hall, 69, formerly of 46 Apple St. and 656 East
Center St., died Sunday, July 15, 2001, at the Skyview Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center in Wallingford.
She was born on Sept. 1, 1931, in Calais, Maine, a daughter of the
late Everett R. Hall, Sr. and Lois Trafton Hall. Before her retirement,
she was employed by the former Masonic Home & Hospital in the business
office. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall in Yalesville.
She is survived by a son, Warren R. Anderson III of North Haven; and
a daughter, Estelle Marie Wigh of Wallingford; two brothers, Everett R.
Hall, Jr. of Wallingford and David E. Hall of New Haven; a sister, Virginia
Starita of New Haven; and many nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service will be held at the Beaverdale Memorial
Park Cemetery in Hamden. There are no calling hours. If friends so desire,
gifts in her memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box
188, North Haven, CT 06473-0188. The B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 South
Elm St., Wallingford is in charge of the arrangements.