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Kenneth S. Bickford
WALLINGFORD -- Kenneth S. Bickford, 64, of 5th Ridge Road, Wallingford died, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, in Hartford Hospital. He was the husband of Elaine Fraser Bickford.
Born in Wolfeboro, N.H., Oct. 10, 1937, a son of the late Frank and Eleanor Kenney Bickford, he was a Wallingford resident for 35 years. He had been employed by the Kemper Insurance Company for over 30 years until his retirement five years ago.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his two daughters and son-in-law, Lynn P. Pipkin and Susan L. and John Pollard, all of Meriden; his two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven E. and Rosanne Bickford and Peter S. and Connie Bickford, all of Wallingford; his grandchildren, Jesse, Jennifer, Timothy, Andrew, Leann, Lee and Grant; his sister, Marcia Stearns of West Trenton, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
His family will receive relatives and friends at the Yalesville Funeral Home, 386 Main St., Yalesville section of Wallingford, Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life service at 7 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 1155 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109.

Margaret Kszywanos
MERIDEN -- Margaret Kszywanos, 80, Sr., a resident of the Miller Community, wife of the late Charles Kszywanos Sr., died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001.
She was born in Rumpsford Falls, Maine, Sept. 6, 1921, the daughter of the late Peter and Margaret Thompson. She was a resident of Meriden most of her life.
She is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Charles and Jane Kszywanos of Meriden, Ronald Kszywanos of Portsmouth, N.H., Robert and Nancy Kszywanos, also of Meriden and Lawrence and Carol Kszywanos of Wyoming, R.I.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her funeral service will be private held for the convenience of her family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-Ruzzo Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden.

Joyce Y. DeDominicis
CHESHIRE -- Joyce Y. McMenamin DeDominicis, 75, of Hearthstone Drive, Cheshire, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, in St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was the beloved wife of 53 years of Albert H. "Pigsy" DeDominicis.
Born in Wallingford, Sept. 9, 1926, she was a Cheshire resident for many years. She had been a volunteer at the former Veterans Memorial Medical Center.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynne D. and Donald S. Brewer of Old Saybrook and Dana D. and John M. Fitzgerald of Cheshire; her son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Deborah B. DeDominicis of Cheshire; her eight grandchildren, Kristin B. DeCapua and her husband, William A. DeCapua, Keri A. Brewer, Heather DeDominicis, Jill C. DeDominicis, Oliver D. DeDominicis, Caitlyn A. Fitzgerald, Connor A. J. Fitzgerald and Casey E. Fitzgerald; her three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Barbara J. (Mrs. William) Conte of Wallingford, Nancy D. and Ralph S. Jordan of North Haven and Judith A. and Martin A. Cassella of Wallingford; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother, Violet DesJardins Gargaly; and her stepfather, John Gargaly.
Her family will receive relatives and friends in the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford, Thursday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m., from the Wallingford Funeral Home, when the funeral cortege will proceed to Most Holy Trinity Church, Wallingford for a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will be in Sacred Heart Mausoleum in Meriden. To best honor Mrs. DeDominicis, her family respectfully requests that contributions be made to the Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 109 Goodwill Ave., Meriden, CT 06451.

John J. Murphy
MERIDEN -- John J. Murphy, 79, beloved husband of Dorothea Wrinn Murphy of Susan Lane, Meriden, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at their home.
Mr. Murphy was born in Wallingford, March 28, 1922, a son of the late John J. and Alice Ahearn Murphy, and had been a Meriden resident since 1967. He attended Quinnipiac College, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was an account manager at Consolidated Freightways Inc., for 27 years until his retirement, and had previously been president of the former Murphy Brothers Trucking Co., in Wallingford.
A member of Toastmasters International, District 53 of Cheshire, he was a past district governor, and was a recipient of the Distinguished Toastmaster Award. He was a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church, and had been a member of the Knights of Columbus, Pinta Council No. 5 and the Ancient Fife and Drum Corps in Wallingford.
Besides his wife, Dorothea, he is survived by his two daughters, Marilyn M. Giuliano and her husband, Joseph T. Giuliano of Old Saybrook and Beth A. Murphy; his three sons, John J. Murphy III and Maureen Pyne of Meriden, Robert J. Murphy and his wife, Darcy Murphy of East Stroudsburg, Pa., and James E. Murphy of San Francisco; five grandchildren, Sarah Giuliano and Amy Giuliano of Old Saybrook, Rachel Murphy and Hannah Murphy of Wallingford and William Murphy of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; a sister, Barbara Murphy Gallino and her husband, William Gallino of Wallingford; a brother, Walter G. Murphy and his wife, Carol Murphy of Madison; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Christine Murphy of Southbury, Joseph J. Wrinn and Patricia Wrinn of Wallingford; and brother, Timothy Wrinn OP of New Orleans, La.; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Charles D. Murphy.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial Saturday at 9:30 a.m., at St. Rose of Lima Church, Center St., Meriden. Entombment will be private in Sacred Heart Mausoleum. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to MDAALS Association (Lou Gehrig's Disease,) 7 Eastern Blvd., Glastonbury, CT 06033. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford.

Joseph J. Padden
SOUTHINGTON -- Joseph J. Padden, 69, also of Lake Worth, Fla., passed into our Lord's hands on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001. He will be sadly missed and forever loved and remembered by his beloved companion, Pearl Roberts.
He was born in New York City, Jan. 27, 1932, a son of the late Joseph and Barbara Stortz Padden, he was a Southington resident for many years. He was an avid sports fan with the Boston Red Sox, his favorite team. He was a great cribbage player.
Besides Pearl, he is survived by a brother, Donald Padden of Lake Worth, Fla.; two sisters, Shirley Kenny of Flushing, N.Y., and Helen Nardello of Westburg, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Phillip and Robert Padden; and a sister, Mildred Bartush.
His funeral will begin Friday, Nov. 2, at 8:15 a.m., from the Smith-Ruzzo Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden, with his Mass of Christian burial at 9 a.m., in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment will be private. There will be visitation in the funeral home Thursday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m.

John A. Shulga
WEST YARMOUTH, Mass. -- John A. Shulga, 93, of Yarmouthport, Mass., died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at the Mayflower Nursing Center.
Born in Meriden, he lived most of his life in Wallingford with his late wife, Ida (Geremia) Shulga. He was the retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Napier Co.
Mr. Shulga's family will receive relatives and friends Friday, Nov. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m., during the calling hours Friday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday at SS. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church in Meriden. Gifts in Mr. Shulga's memory may be sent to the Jon Franklin Shulga Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Our Lady of Fatima Church, 382 Hope Hill Road, Yalesville, CT 06492, or to the St. Peter & Paul Church Memorial Fund, 556 Park Ave., P.O. Box 334, Meriden, CT 06450. A complete obituary will appear in Friday's edition of the Record-Journal.

Ann J. Amarante
WALLINGFORD -- Ann J. Cadari Amarante, 87, of Pond Ridge at Ashlar Village, Wallingford, and previously of Pinellas Park, Fla., died on Nov. 2, 2001. She was the wife of the late Joseph V. Amarante; daughter of the late Felicita and Ambrose Cadari.
She was born in New Haven, Aug. 7, 1914 and then moved to the Shotzenpark section of Hamden. During World War II she served in the Women's Army Corps and was assigned to the Air Force as a control tower operator in Austin, Texas. She also worked for many years for Congressman Albert Cretella. She graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 1967 and taught in the New Haven schools and at Margaret L. Keefe in Hamden.
She leaves two sisters and their husbands, Jean and Fred Stoehr and Celeste and John Pesenti, all of Hamden; nieces and nephews and their spouses, Janet and Ron Barbiuto, Jean and Jim Thomas, Jeff and Mary Stoehr, all of Wallingford, Fred and Eileen Stoehr of North Guilford, and John Pesenti of Lunenberg, Mass. 
Funeral services will be held from the Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St., (cor. Dwight) New Haven, Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial in Blessed Sacrament Church, Circular Ave., Hamden at 10 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hamden.

William A. Clark
WALLINGFORD -- William Austin Clark, 64, beloved husband of Loretta Triana Clark, of Wooding Road, Yalesville section of Wallingford, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at the MidState Medical Center in Meriden.
Born in Meriden, Oct. 1, 1937, he was a son of the late Raymond and Jeanette Dorsey Clark, and had been a Wallingford resident for many years. He had been employed by the Miller Johnson Printing Company in Meriden for 35 years and was later employed as a Shuttle Bus Driver for the Bristol Myers Squibb company in Wallingford for eight years until his retirement two years ago. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Yalesville. An avid golfer, he had been a member of the Silver City Golf Club in Meriden and a winner of the George Hunter Golf Championship, a member of St. Mary's Men's Club of Meriden, the North Italian Home Club of Meriden and Healthworks in Wallingford.
Besides his wife, Loretta, he is survived by his two sons, Lawrence W. Clark of Yalesville and Robert W. Clark of New York City; his two sisters and brother-in-law, Linnie Ploszay, and Mary and Edward Kesilewski, all of Meriden; his three brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas R. and Carol Clark of Westbrook, David L. and Avis Clark of Meriden, and Michael D. and Joan Clark of Berlin; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kenneth and Elaine Onofrio of Griswold; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
His family will receive relatives and friends in the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford, Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Wallingford Funeral Home, when the funeral cortege will proceed to Our Lady of Fatima Church where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery in Wallingford. Gifts in his memory may be sent to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108-3272, or to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.

Evelyn M. Davis
DANVILLE, Vt. -- Evelyn Marie Davis, 81, of Woodside House, Danville, Vt., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, Vt.
She was born in New Haven, the daughter of the late William and Mary Swain. Before retiring, she worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield in North Haven. For many years she resided in North Haven and Meriden. She was a member of the St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lyndonville, Vt. and was a member of the Eastern Star. She was an active volunteer at the Lyndon Food Shelf and the Darling Inn Meal Site.
She is survived by her children, Kie Davis and his wife, Joanne of Wallingford, Mary Harney of Walden, Vt., James Davis and his wife, Lillian of Prospect, and Virginia Beardmore and her husband, Robert of Mt. Holly, Vt.; 11 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a surrogate daughter, Jackie Biafore and her husband, Anthony of Meriden. 
Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lyndonville, Vt. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at 10 a.m. with Father Mel Richardson, officiating. Those who wish may send contributions in her memory to the Woodside House, P.O. Box 184, Danville, VT 05828. Arrangements are under the direction of Woods-Trefren & Pearsons Funeral Service, 70 Church St., Lyndonville, VT.

Thomas F. Gillooly
WALLINGFORD -- Thomas F. Gillooly, 68, of Pilgrim's Harbor, Wallingford, died peacefully Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at Brook Hollow Healthcare Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband for 43 years of Joan Massini Gillooly.
Mr. Gillooly was born in Meriden, May 20, 1933, the son of the late Mary E. Quigley Gillooly and Thomas J. Gillooly. He was a lifelong resident of Wallingford. He graduated from Holy Trinity School in Wallingford, St. Mary's High School in New Haven and attended Quinnipiac College. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Mr. Gillooly retired as a claims manager from Joseph T. Ryerson and Son Inc., and was a member of the Greater New Haven Associated Board of Realtors. He was a parishioner of the Church of Resurrection in Wallingford, and was a member of Pinta Council No. 5 Knights of Columbus, Wallingford Lodge of Elks No. 1365, Compass Lodge No. 9, AF & AM, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Major Raoul Lufbery Post No. 591, the Wallingford Senior Citizens Center and the AARP. He had served as past president of the Pilgrim's Harbor board of directors, was a past member of the American Society of Metals Engineering and a former announcer for the New Haven Blades and Nighthawks hockey teams. Active in politics, Mr. Gillooly was a member of the Wallingford Republican Town Committee, a former member of the Wallingford Board of Education and also served as a registrar and moderator for Wallingford elections.
Besides his wife, Joan, he is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Gillooly; and his son, John T. Gillooly of Wallingford; his grandson, Kyle Gillooly and his mother, Judy Gillooly of Wallingford; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Josephine and John Massini of Wallingford; a niece, Sharon Marlowe of Bend, Ore.; a nephew, Robert Dowd of Tampa, Fla.; and beloved friends, Cindy Mason and Janice Canning. He was predeceased by a sister, Imelda T. Dowd.
His family will receive relatives and friends at the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford, Sunday, (TODAY) Nov. 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m., from the Wallingford Funeral Home, when the funeral cortege will proceed to the Church of The Resurrection, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Wallingford. Gifts in his memory may be sent to the Church of the Resurrection Organ Fund, 115 Pond Hill Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492, or The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405, or the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108.

Dorothy E. Savage
SOUTHINGTON -- Dorothy E. (Taylor) Savage, 87, of 646 South End Road, Plantsville section, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at Southington Care Center.
She was born in Plantsville on Feb. 3, 1914, the daughter of the late Merton and Ruth (Lane) Taylor, the grocery merchants in the Plantsville Village. She worked for many years in the family business before marrying her beloved husband, the late John (Jack) Savage. They built their home across from the scenic Southington Country Club and raised two sons, John and his wife Marie and Roger and his spouse Eva, who reside in North Branford; she is also survived by two grandchildren, Kevin and his wife Erica who reside in Glastonbury and Jennifer of Southington. Dorothy was a member of the Plantsville Congregational Church, where she taught Sunday school and sang in the church choir. She was a member of the Hannah Woodruff Chapter of the D.A.R. and was a member of the South End Community Association. She was active in various roles at the South End School. 
Dorothy is survived by several nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her sister Gertrude; and two brothers, Howard and Lewis.
Services will be on Monday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m., at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington, with the Rev. Richard A. Koenig officiating. Calling hours will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in South End Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 443 Franklin Ave., Hartford, CT 06114.

Lorene M. Buntele
WALLINGFORD -- Lorene M. Schulte Buntele, 79, beloved wife of Harold Buntele of Loring Court, Yalesville section of Wallingford, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at their residence.
Born in Nazareth, Texas, Jan. 21, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Louise Backus Schulte, and had been a resident of Yalesville for 49 years. She was employed at the Stanley Judd Company for many years until her retirement and had been a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Yalesville.
Besides her husband, Harold, she is survived by her daughter, Nakasha "Paula" Buntele of Philadelphia; her two sons and daughter-in-law, Hal J. Buntele Sr. and June Buntele of Meriden and Robert F. Buntele of Yalesville; her five grandchildren, Shannon, Hal Jr., Nicole, Michael and Christopher; her great-grandson, Shane Michael; her sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Richard Dietz of Brownsville, Texas; her brother and sister-in-law, Jimmie Schulte, all of Nazareth, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Gary L. Buntele; five sisters, Sister Alberta, Sister Alvera, Loretta Wright, Alvina Jones, Althea Schulte; and three brothers, Walter, Raymond and Leonard Schulte. 
Her family will receive relatives and friends in the Yalesville Funeral Home, 386 Main St., Yalesville Wednesday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will he held Thursday at 9 a.m., from the Yalesville Funeral Home, when the funeral cortege will proceed to Our Lady of Fatima Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Meriden. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the Office of Radio and Television, Archdiocese of Hartford, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712-1052.

Marion Godburn
MERIDEN -- Marion Godburn, 84, of 34 Baldwin Ave., wife of the late Ronald "Chub" Godburn, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001. 
She was born on Feb. 5, 1917, in Meriden, a daughter of the late Paul and Jeanne McCallum Weisleder. Mrs. Godburn was a resident of Meriden and was a life member of Center Congregational Church in Meriden. She was a deaconess for many years and active in many clubs, including Koinonia. She was also a member of the Daughter of Scotia, Women's Club of Meriden and A.A.R.P. 
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane Lyons and her husband, Edward of Stamford, Pamela Kline and her husband, Charles of Southington; four grandchildren, Heather Lyons Branch, Ian Lyons, Bryan Kline, Neal Kline; and one great-grandchild, Sarah Lyons; she is also survived by a brother, Walter Weisleder of Milwaukee, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Alice Ingraham and four brothers, Leo, John, Paul and Robert Weisleder. 
A memorial service will be held in the Center Congregational Church, 474 Broad St., Meriden on Friday, Nov. 9, at Noon. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours. If friends so desire gifts in her memory may be made to the Center Congregational Church, 474 Broad St., Meriden 06450. The B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 South Elm St., Wallingford is in charge of arrangements.

Kaino A. Kesseli
MERIDEN -- Kaino A. Kesseli, 78, of 29 Water St., died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at The Curtis Home. He was the husband of Ruth Kesseli.
He was born Sept. 27, 1923, in Maine, son of the late Henry and Celia Kesseli and had been employed at Pratt & Whitney in North Haven.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, Reino W. Kesseli of Bowdoinham, Maine.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m., in Finnish Cemetery in West Paris, Maine. The Rev. Lloyd Waterhouse will officiate. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. 

Harvey C. Musgrave
HARTFORD -- Harvey C. Musgrave, 78, of Hartford, beloved husband of 55 years of Laura (Caetano) Musgrave, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, with his family by his side.
Born Sept. 8, 1923, in Hartford he was the son of the late George and Jennie (Muller) Musgrave. He was a lifelong resident of Hartford and a U.S. Marine Corps veterans of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He retired from Dunham-Bush Inc., after 21 years of service. Harvey and Laura were married at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Hartford. They were both lifelong communicants and he was also an usher at the church. 
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons and three daughters, Donald P. Musgrave of Hartford, George C. Musgrave and his wife, Gail of East Hartford, formerly of Meriden, Lauretta M. Morin and her husband, Thomas of Bristol, Patricia A. Healy and her husband, Francis of New Britain and Gail M. Bazinet and her husband, Steven of Hartford; grandchildren, Elizabeth Musgrave, Donald Musgrave and his wife, Beth, Frank Musgrave and his wife, Nicole, Kevin Healy, Jonathan Musgrave, Christine Rushlo and her husband, Derek, Matthew Musgrave and Melissa Musgrave; a great-granddaughter, Katie Musgrave; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Theodore Musgrave; and a sister, Pauline Eichner. The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to the staff on C Wing at Medi-Plex, Wethersfield for the fine care provided to their family. 
Funeral service will be Friday at 9 a.m., at the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Hartford. Burial with full military honors will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. Calling hours are Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., at the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 16 Greenwood St., Hartford 06106 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 443 Franklin Ave., Hartford 06114-2517.

Adalberto J. Pereyo
MERIDEN -- Adalberto J. Pereyo, 93, of 410 East Main St., husband of Helen (Zaslona) Pereyo, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at Coccomo Memorial.
Born in Humacao, Puerto Rico on March 23, 1908, the son of the late Jesus and Mercedes (Garcia) Pereyo, he had graduated from San Juan Central High School. Mr. Pereyo became a police officer for the Town of Meriden in 1941, retiring as a Captain in 1967. He was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church, and a former member of Kiwanis, the P.B.A., and the St. Stanislaus Holy Name Society. He was a former director of the Meriden Boys' Club, and a member of the Police Association of CT., and the Police and Firefighters Retiree's Association. He was the Grand Marshall of the first state Puerto Rican Day Parade in Hartford. He was the first known Puerto Rican Police Officer in the State of Connecticut.
Besides his wife, Helen, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Adalberto E. "Sonny" and Jo Marie Pereyo of Meriden, Ronald J. and Judith A. Pereyo of Cromwell; three grandchildren, Dominic A. And Bryan R. Pereyo and Michelle L. Walerysiak; four great-grandchildren, Stephanie M. and Jaclyn M. Pereyo, Gabriel M. and Seth M. Walerysiak; a sister, Hilda of Arizona; several nieces and nephews. 
The funeral will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 9:15 a.m., from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden and at 10 a.m., in St. Stanislaus Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the P.B.A. in memory of Captain Pereyo, 74 Birdsey Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.

Thomas J. Smith
MERIDEN -- Thomas J. Smith, 74, of 276 W. Main St., husband of the late Anna J. Wanto Smith, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, in the Gaylord Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in Wilkes Barre, Pa., Sept. 29, 1927, the son of the late Joseph and Stella Pugh Smith, he was a resident of Meriden for the past 51 years. He had worked for many years for the N.W. Parks Co., of Meriden, then the Charles Parker Co., until it's closure. 
He is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Andrea and Tim Mosier of South Meriden, Elaine Lewis of Meriden and Teri and John Harrington of Wolcott; nine grandchildren, Thomas and Jason Lewis, Cassie Lewis Britton, Christopher Irzyk, Jake, Amanda and James Mosier and Ryan and Jack Harrington; four great-grandchildren, Shavonne Inman, Jason Lewis Jr., Ashley Lewis, Riley Mosier; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Thomas Smith; a daughter, Linda Irzyk; a grandson, Matthew Harrington; and his sister, Bernadette Gazda.
Mr. Smith's funeral will be private held at the convenience of his family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-Ruzzo Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden.

Julia M. Fazzone
WATERBURY -- Mrs. Julia M. (Santillo) Fazzone, 86, of 211 Pierpont Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Waterbury Hospital. She was the wife of Francis R. Fazzone.
Mrs. Fazzone was born in Wallingford, Feb. 7, 1915, daughter of the late John and Agnes (Gaudio) Santillo. She moved to Waterbury in 1937. Mrs. Fazzone was a Major Degree Member of the Columbiettes of the Sheridan Council, and a communicant of St. Leo the Great Church.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Carol Giannamone of Waterbury and Lois Fazzone of Providence, R.I.; three grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m., from the Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, to St. Leo the Great Church for a Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours Thursday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Columbiettes Campership Fund, c/o Anna LaVoie, 58 Pond Hill Road, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Lorraine M. Iannuzzi
GLASTONBURY -- Lorraine Mary F. Miller Iannuzzi, 55, of Glastonbury, formerly of Meriden, died at home after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Mrs. Iannuzzi was the beloved wife of John Iannuzzi.
She was born in New Haven on Oct. 23, 1946 and was the daughter of the late Charles and Carmelina (Esposito) Miller. Mrs. Iannuzzi was employed by the state of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Human Resource Department where she was recently recognized for 15 years of service. For the past year she has been a member of St. Paul's Church in Glastonbury, but for 30 years she was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Meriden. Mrs. Iannuzzi graduated from the North Haven High School, and recently from Middlesex Community College. She was active in Meriden Girls Scouts and has served at the Brownie, Junior and Cadette levels. Recently she had a Daisy troop at Roger Sherman School. She dedicated her life to her family, and to her mother's care. 
She is survived by her two daughters, Laurie Iannuzzi of New York, N.Y., and Jennifer Iannuzzi of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Grace Freeman of Wallingford; and her close friend of many years, Eileen Carlone of Meriden; she also leaves several sister and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Lorraine was predeceased by a nephews, George Freeman III.
Friends may call at the Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St., New Haven, Thursday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 p.m., and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Meriden, Friday at 10:30 a.m. Interment in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. Contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Harry D. Orr M.D.
MERIDEN -- Harry Dawson Orr, M.D., 79, of Broad Street, Meriden, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at the MidState Medical Center in Meriden.
Born in Atlanta, Ind., May 10, 1922, he was a son of the late Harry D. and Hazel McFatridge Orr, and had been a longtime resident of Meriden and the Miller Memorial Community for several years. Dr. Orr was graduated from Boston University School of Medicine, and served his psychiatric residency at Yale University in New Haven. He was the director of the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic at Stamford Hospital for many years, and had been a psychiatrist on staff at the Meriden-Wallingford Hospital until his retirement. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the Quaker Society of Friends.
He leaves his children, David Orr of Pittsburgh, Pa., Martha O. Sherburne of North Chelmsford, Mass., Philip Orr of Hopewell, N.J. and Heather O. Katz, Joshua Orr and Adam Orr, all of Norwalk; his grandchildren, David Orr and Aimee Orr of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and his sister, Virginia O. Welsh of Kennebunk, Maine.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service, Saturday, Nov. 10, at the New Haven Society of Friends, 225 East Grand Ave., New Haven, at 4 p.m. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford.

Margaret Raffile
MERIDEN -- Margaret (Carroll) Raffile, 68, of 129 Mayflower Lane, wife of the late Eugene F. Raffile Sr., died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Masonic Geriatric Health Care Center, Wallingford, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Waterbury on May 23, 1933, the daughter of the late Henry and Irene Carroll, she had resided in Meriden since 1965. She had attended St. Margaret's Private School for Boys and Girls in Waterbury, graduated from Laurelton Hall and also attended the University of Connecticut. She was a parishioner of St. Pius X Church, Middletown, and a volunteer at Nathan Hale School in Meriden for many years.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and James Aull of Ledyard; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Eugene F. Sr. and Patti Raffile of Rockfall, Thomas P. and Cheryl Raffile of Meriden, Timothy and Nancy Raffile of South Glens Falls, N.Y., and Edwin F. Raffile of Meriden; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene and Joseph Brennan of Madison and Julie and Donald Dickovick of Milford; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m., from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, and at 9:45 a.m., in St. Pius X Church, 310 Westfield St., Middletown. Burial will be in St. Sebastian Cemetery, Middlefield. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, Nov. 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450.

Thomas J. Smith
MERIDEN -- Thomas J. Smith, 74, of 276 W. Main St., husband of the late Anna J. Wanto Smith, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, in the Gaylord Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in Wilkes Barre, Pa., Sept. 29, 1927, the son of the late Joseph and Stella Pugh Smith. He was a resident of Meriden for the past 51 years. He had worked for many years for the N.W. Parks Co. of Meriden, then the Charles Parker Co., until its closing. 
He is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Andrea and Tim Mosier of South Meriden, Elaine Lewis of Meriden and Teri and John Harrington of Wolcott; nine grandchildren, Thomas and Jason Lewis, Cassie Lewis Britton, Christopher Irzyk, Jake, Amanda and James Mosier and Ryan and Jack Harrington; four great-grandchildren, Shavonne Inman, Jason Lewis Jr., Haley Lewis, Riley Mosier; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Thomas Smith; a daughter, Linda Irzyk; a grandson, Matthew Harrington; and his sister, Bernadette Gazda.
Mr. Smith's funeral will be private held at the convenience of his family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-Ruzzo Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden.


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