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Jane A. Carr
MERIDEN -- Jane Alice Carr, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2001, at Masonic Hospice, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Hanover, N.H., on Jan. 23, 1930, she was the daughter of Emery and Lily Thibodeau, and wife of the late John Edmund Carr Sr. She was a graduate of Lebanon High School and Albany Business School. While working in Albany, she met her husband, Ed Carr. They lived throughout New England before settling in Meriden in 1961. She retired in 1994 from the Meriden Board of Education as an executive secretary.
She is survived by her six children; nine grandchildren; and five siblings. Her children and grandchildren are son, Samuel Carr, wife, Denise, and children, Elizabeth and Catherine; son, John Edmund Carr Jr., wife, Ann, and children, John Edmund III and Helen; daughter, Deborah Benoit, husband, Jim, and children, Crystal and Megan; daughter, Jane Boucher and children, Jason and Kristine; son, William Carr; and daughter, Carol Barefoot, husband, Jim, and daughter, Jennifer. Her siblings are sister, Florence Hamilton, husband, Merle of So. Burlington, Vt.; Emery Thibodeau of Lebanon, N.H., Claire Valia, husband, John of Covina, Calif.; Mary Chaisson, husband, Doc, of Claremont, N.H.; and sister, Janet Adams of Lebanon, N.H. 
Her family will receive relatives and friends at the Szymaszek-Taylor Funeral Home, 189 E. Main St., Meriden, Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Rose Church, 35 Center St., Meriden, on Wednesday at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that a donation be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., E. Hartford, CT.

Steinar Eidshaug
WALLINGFORD -- Steinar Eidshaug, 78, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at MidState Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Pauline Eidshaug.
His family will receive relatives and friends at the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford, Monday (TODAY), from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at noon 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 1 p.m. Interment, with military honors, will be in St. John Cemetery.

Rhoda M. Foley
EATONTOWN, N.J. -- Rhoda M. Foley, 58, beloved wife of William F. Foley for 37 years, passed away peacefully, July 21, 2001, with her family by her side.
She was born on Dec. 26, 1942, in Raleigh, N.C., the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Elwell. She was raised in Bayonee, N.J. and graduated from Bayonne High School. After her marriage, she and her husband settled in Meriden in 1972. She was a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church for many years and was active in the church community as well as the girl scouting community. Rhoda was employed by the Meriden Board of Education in the Pupil Personnel Department for over 10 years, before once again returning to New Jersey. Rhoda shared a love of boating and the Jersey shore with her husband where they enjoyed many summers. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Besides her husband, William, she is survived by daughters, Jill M. Varley and Jane M. Kenny; two very special granddaughters, Danielle Varley and Maegan Varley, all of Meriden; a brother, Eugene Zembrzuski of Florida; a sister-in-law, Ellen Chioffi of New Jersey; two aunts, Helen Mulligan and Estelle Zembrzuski, both of Bayonne, N.J.; and many cousins.
The G. Keenen O'Brien Funeral Home, located at 984 Avenue C., Bayonne, N.J. is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Arlington, N.J.
With sincere gratitude for all expressions of sympathy, her family respectfully requests that contributions in Rhoda's memory be made to MidState VNA and Hospice, 658 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450.

Paul Lohan
SOUTHINGTON -- Paul Lohan, 56, of 139 Pin Oak Drive, passed away peacefully, Friday, July 20, 2001, at Bradley Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family and close friends. He was the husband of Diane (Greeneberg) Lohan.
Born Nov. 20, 1944, in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Fred and Mary (Prange) Lohan. He was co-owner of Southington Painting and a former owner of Towne Package Store of Plantsville.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Philip Lohan and his wife, Corrine; two daughters, Lynn Munson and her husband, Pat and Mandy Uccello and her husband, Sebastian, all of Southington; a brother, Donald Martin of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Maryanne Dalton of California and Roberta Surma of Chicago, Ill.; three grandchildren, Lisa and Patrick Munson and Nikole Uccello; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held, Tuesday, July 24, at 9:15 a.m. from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. to Mary Our Queen Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday (TODAY) from 6 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 410, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Linda A. Singer
NEW HAVEN -- Linda Ann Singer, 42, of 67B Pearl St., died July 21, 2001, in St. Raphael's Hospital.
She was the daughter of Bernard J. Singer Jr. and Rosanne Barrett Singer of Wallingford and sister of Bernard T. singer of California.
Funeral arrangements from Sisk Brothers Funeral Home, 3105 Whitney Ave., Hamden, will be at a time to be announced.

Jean Greiser
MERIDEN -- Jean (Wesnewske) Greiser, wife of the late Jack Greiser Sr. died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Elim Park after a short illness.
Born in Meriden on March 4, 1923, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Matusek) Wesnewske. She had resided in Meriden all of her life and graduated from Meriden High School and Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind., and Strayer College in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Greiser was employed by New Departure, Charles Park and the U.S. Health Department in Washington, D.C.
She is survived by two sons, Jack Greiser Jr. and his wife Kathy of Southington and Blake Greiser and his wife Olga of Meriden; five grandchildren, Sherry, Sandie and Kelly Greiser and Maritsa Stewart and Rafael Forestier; two foster daughters, Vera Bagley of Meriden and Debra Freed of Framingham, Mass.; two great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Jaelin Forestier; two sisters, Joan Flynn and Bernice Zawaclzki, both of Meriden; a brother, Charles Wesnewske of Meriden; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Benjamin Wesnewske.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a graveside service to be held on Friday, July 27 at 11 a.m. in Walnut Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas A. Fegler officiating. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden.

Susan G. Kupferberg
CROMWELL -- Susan G. Kupferberg, 45, of Cromwell, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Swett and the late Barbara Swett Kupferberg. A graduate of Curry College, Mass., she was self-employed in advertising and sales. Susan was active in animal rights and was a member of the Woman to Woman Cancer Support Group of Cheshire and also participated in the Relay for Life in Cheshire.
She is survived by her parents, Victor and Marcia Kupferberg of Weston, Fla.; her sisters, Leslie Turchin and her husband Robert of Rutland, Vt., Wendy Wasserman of Atlanta, Ga. and Elyce Fleisher of Parkland, Fla.; her brothers, Kenny Kupferberg and his wife Sarah of Duxbury, Mass. and Randy Kupferberg and his wife, Judith of Plymouth, Mass.; also eight nieces; a nephew; and was a great-aunt to her niece and nephew twins; and two lifelong friends, Merle Gandolofo of Cheshire and Jane Ahlquist of West Hartford.
Funeral services will be held at New Britain Memorial Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain (exit 37 off I-84, right 1 1\2 miles), Thursday (TODAY) at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be at the Beth Alom Cemetery, Allen Street, New Britain. Following interment, the family will receive friends at the Tephereth Israel synagogue, 76 Winter St., New Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations in Susan's honor may be made to an animal shelter of donor's choice or to the Middlesex Hospice, Middlesex Hospital, 55 Crescent St., Middletown, CT 06457. The family will observe a private period of mourning. Hebrew Funeral Association Inc., 60 Winter St., New Britain, has charge of arrangements.

Edward Lepak
MERIDEN -- Edward Lepak, 84, of 315 Grove St., Meriden, husband of Evelyn Deschamps passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2001, at the MidState Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 6, 1916, in Meriden, a son of the late Charles and Rose (Mrowska) Lepak. Ed served for five years as a sergeant in the U.S. National Guard. He worked for many years at AGC Co., in South Meriden and was a member of St. Laurent Church. Ed was a devout husband and father for 58 years and will be greatly missed by all.
Besides his wife, Evelyn, he is survived by a son, Ronald John; and his daughters, Diane and her husband Peter Taller and Mary and her husband Martin Melanson, both of Meriden; a sister, Dorothy LaMontagne of Meriden; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by a brother and three sisters.
A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, July 29, at 9 a.m. at St. Laurent Church, 181 Camp St., Meriden. After the Mass, there will be a gathering held in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice in Edward's memory. The Szymaszek-Taylor Funeral Home, 189 E. Main St., Meriden has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Mary A. Lindstrom
MERIDEN -- Mary Ann Lindstrom, 63, of Meriden passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law.
She was born in York, Pa., on July 19, 1938, the daughter of Herbert Shaefer of Boise, Idaho and the late Esther Shanaborough Shaefer. She was employed as a registered nurse at Miller Memorial Community.
Besides her father, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Mark Becker of Meriden; a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Cathy Lindstrom of Westport; a sister, Gale Messersmith of York, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 164 Hanover St., Meriden. The Rev. Perry L. Beaver will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in York, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. See obit at www.beecherandbennett.com

Yancarlos R. Rodriguez
MERIDEN -- Yancarlos Roberto Rodriguez, 1, of Center Street, Meriden died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at MidState Medical Center. 
Born Feb. 2, 2000, in Meriden, he was the son of Roberto and Yanira (Agudo) Rodriguez.
Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Brian Roberto and Yadiel Roberto Rodriguez, both of Meriden; paternal grandparents Jonas Rodriguez of Meriden and Luz Delia Rodriguez of Miami, Fla.; maternal grandparents Angel L. Agudo of Meriden and Judith Agudo of Puerto Rico; great-grandparents Nelson Muniz and Georgina Mendoza, both of Meriden; he is also survived by four uncles, Andres, Jimmy, Julio and Jose; and five aunts, Marisol, Maricely, Maria, Luz Nereida and Maricely.
A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Thursday, July 26, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, 35 Center St., Meriden with the Rev. Isaac Calicchio, OFM, officiating. Burial to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Szymaszek-Taylor Funeral Home, 189 E. Main St., Meriden.

Felicita Corchado
MERIDEN -- Felicita Corchado, 70, formerly of Willow Street, Meriden, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 26, 2001, at Masonic Geriatric Healthcare Center in Wallingford.
She was born Nov. 16, 1930 in Aguada, Puerto Rico, a daughter of the late Ramon and Carmen (Cardona) Santiago.
Felicita is survived by her loving companion of 28 years, Pablo Garcia Lopez; two sons, Miguel Jr. and Wilson Corchado of Meriden; six daughters, Margarita Corchado of Hamden, Carmen Corchado Martinez of Florida, Maria and her husband Cristino Cordero, Elizabeth Corchado and Marisol Lopez, all of Meriden and Ana Charles of Reno, Nev.; also two sisters, Maria Suarez of Pennsylvania and Ana Santiago of Meriden; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Sixto, Ramon and Pedro Santiago; and a sister, Rosario Santiago.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 30 at 10 a.m. at the Szymaszek-Taylor Funeral Home, 189 E. Main St., Meriden. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, July 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in Felicita's memory.

Harry E. Hill
WALLINGFORD -- Harry E. Hill, 76, of Algonquin Drive, formerly of Park Street, Wallingford, died Thursday, July 26, 2001. He was the former husband of Sharlene R. Searles Hill.
Mr. Hill was born in Alma, Mich., a son of the late Harry M. and Bertha Pitcher Hill. He was a graduate of Alma High School, Alma College and Purdue University, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. A research chemist, he had been employed by Olin Mathieson Corporation in New Haven and R.T. Vanderbilt Corporation in Norwalk until his retirement.
Besides his former wife, he is survived by his daughter, Catherine J. Hill of Wallingford; his four sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis E. and Lorelei Hill of Wallingford, Steven D. and Molly Harkins-Hill of Branford, David B. and Sherry Hill of Wallingford and Jeffrey E. and Kathy Hill of Wallingford; nine grandchildren, David B. Hill, Stephanie D. Hill, Eric C. Hill, Steven R. Hill, Dennis E. Hill Jr., Jennifer R. Hill, Clifford D. Hill, Krystal M. Hill and Ashley M. Hill; a sister and brother-in-law, Thela and Alvin Keift of Ohio; a brother, Hubert M. Hill of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.
His family will receive friends and relatives from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 30, at the Yalesville Funeral Home, 386 Main St., Yalesville section of Wallingford. Funeral services will take place at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the Yalesville Funeral Home. Interment, with military honors, will be in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to MidState VNA and Hospice, 685 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450.

Frank P. Marinuzzi Sr. 
NORTHFORD -- Frank P. Marinuzzi Sr., 73, of 631 Forest Road, Northford, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at his home. He was the husband of Ruth Flynn Marinuzzi.
Born in Hamden on Jan. 9, 1928, a son of the late Michele and Rose Greco Marinuzzi. He had worked on the Marinuzzi Farm, and before retiring he was a partner in Suburban Oil Co., after which he worked part time for Big A Auto. He was a member of the North Branford Lions Club, the Exchange Club of Northford-North Branford, the Branford Elks Club, the Northford Volunteer Fire Department, Co. No. 2, past president of the North Branford Slow Pitch League and was second and third Selectman of the town of North Branford. He was a parishioner of St. Monica's Church.
Father of Karen Marinuzzi of West Haven, Sharon Brosemer of Holmdel, N.J., Laura Gilbert of Northford and Michael Marinuzzi of Guilford; loving Papa of Erianna and Connor Gilbert, Brandyn and Jordyn Brosemer; brother of Nathan Marinuzzi, Carmel Jordan, Laura Morann and Grace Chatary, all of Northford, Mary Deptula of Madison and Josephine Draghi of Wallingford; also survived by 10 nephews and three nieces. He was predeceased by his son, Frank P. Marinuzzi Jr.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Monica's Church, Northford. Interment will be private in Northford Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., North Haven. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Father McGivney Cancer Research Center, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, 06511, or the Connecticut Hospice, 110 Barnes Road, P.O. Box 90, Wallingford, 06492.

Jane E. Prostano
WALLINGFORD -- Jane E. Prostano, 70, of 39 Audette Drive, died Friday, July 27, 2001, at her son's home after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Anthony Prostano. 
She was born in Hamden, Aug. 3, 1930, a daughter of the late Sidney and Hazel Ruwet Capper. She is survived by a son, Richard Prostano, Sr. and his wife, Libby, of Wallingford; and two grandchildren, Nichole and Richard Prostano, Jr. 
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a funeral service on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 65 N. Main St., Wallingford. There are no calling hours. Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery, Wallingford. The B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 S. Elm St., is in charge of arrangements. See obituary at www.BCBailey.com 

Alden D. Rapson
MERIDEN -- Alden D. Rapson, 93, formerly of Camp Street, South Meriden, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at the Masonic Geriatric Healthcare Center in Wallingford.
Mr. Rapson was born in Meriden, March 3, 1908, the son of the late John C. and Etta M. Ives Rapson. He worked for over 40 years at Bishop Farms in Cheshire and was a member of Advent Christian Church in Wallingford.
He is survived by a nephew, John Mark Bishop of Venice, Fla.; three nieces, Lynett Bobb Koths of Storrs, Sandi Howard of Delray Beach, Fla. and Marilyn Purves of Simsbury; and two very good friends, Mary A. Taylor of Cheshire and Edward Leaman of South Meriden. He was predeceased by two sisters, Lillian Graham and Hazel Bishop.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Pastor Charles Smith will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Cheshire Street Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home one hour before the services. If desired, contributions in Mr. Rapson's memory may be made to the Advent Christian Church, 20 N. Whittlesey Ave., Wallingford, CT 06492.


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