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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.

Eros Toni
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 p.m.

Juana Arroyo
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.

Marjorie Branciforte
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 early 1980's.
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 illness.
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 Cade Hausmann. 
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

Dolores Pegolo
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 Catholic Women.
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.

Diana Avila
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 Temporary Agency.
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 General Hospital.
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 a.m.

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.


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