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Marion H. Ciervo 

SOUTHINGTON -- Marion H. (Oppelt) Ciervo, 72, of 90 Walkley Drive, died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at Bristol Hospital. She was the wife of Michael A. Ciervo. 

Born on July 19, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Minnie (Beradino) Oppelt. Marion was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church. 

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Michael R. Ciervo and his fiancée, Linda Mariano of Southington and Mark and his wife, Gail of Bristol; a daughter, Diane Hubeny of Southington; and a sister, MaryAnn Cirullo of Farmington; five grandchildren, Michael J. Ciervo, Nathan Saucier, Nicholas Hubeny, Rachel Ciervo and Morgan Senger. Marion is also survived by a sister-in-law, Phyllis Oppelt of Newington; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Charles; and a sister, Angela Wozniak. 

The funeral will be Thursday, April 25, 2002, at 9:15 a.m. from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. to St. Thomas Church at 10 a.m. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater CT Chapter, 1155 Silas Dean Hwy., Wethersfield, CT 06109-4301. 

Louis DeSarno 

LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- Louis DeSarno of Lake Worth, Florida, formerly of Meriden, passed away April 21, 2002. He is the beloved husband of Evelyn (Hozer). 

He was born Oct. 13, 1911 to Cavino and Rose (Finaldi) DeSarno. Mr. DeSarno was a life member of Disabled American Veterans, member of Jewish War Veterans, life member of American Federation of Musicians and a member of Temple B'Nai Abraham in Meriden. He was retired from International Silver Co. and enjoyed playing in dance bands. Mr. DeSarno was awarded a Purple Heart while serving with the Ozark Division in Germany during World War II. 

He was the father of Jayne (Robert) Papoosha; grandfather of Ellen Borek and Peter (Patricia) Papoosha; great-grandfather of Michael and Alexis Borek; brother of Antionette Soroka, Celia Liporati, Minnie Barbagli, Lucy Popalardo, Dorothy Levine, Aniello (Marilyn) DeSarno and Stephen DeSarno and the late Mary Guerrera; also many nieces and nephews. 

Burial services were held in Florida. 

Alba Draghi 

WALLINGFORD -- Alba Cassano Draghi, 83, of Marc Drive, entered into rest Sunday, April 21, 2002, in the Regency House of Wallingford. She was the beloved wife for 61 years of Rolland L. Draghi. 

Born in Wallingford, July 3, 1918, a daughter of the late Peter and Angelina Vessavoe Cassano, she was a lifelong Wallingford resident. Mrs. Draghi had been employed by the International Silver Co. for 35 years until her retirement. She was a member of the Libro Pensiero Ladies Auxiliary and had been a member of the Ladies Guild of Our Lady of Fatima Church. She was a parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Church and had been a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Society. 

Besides her beloved husband, Rolland, Mrs. Draghi is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Anthony Baylow of Wallingford; her grandchildren, Kimberly Kremzar and her husband, Carl M. Kremzar, and Troy Baylow; her great-grandchildren, Carl M. Kremzar Jr., Danielle Kremzar, and Kara Kremzar; her sister, Rose Mellilo of Wallingford; and several nieces and nephews. 

Her family will receive relatives and friends in the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St., Ext., Wallingford, Monday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8 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 9 a.m. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the Regency House Van Fund, 181 East Main St., Wallingford, CT 06492. 

Basil A. Farmer 

TRESCOTT-LUBEC, Maine -- Basil (Base) A. Farmer, 64, went peacefully to be with his maker, his loving family by his side, April 18, 2002, at a Bangor Hospital. 

Born in :Lubec, Dec. 4, 1937, the son of Sidney and Laura Davis Farmer. Basil was a graduate of Lubec High School, class of '56. He was formerly from Meriden, employed 28 years by Pratt-Whitney of North Haven as a general foreman. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Judith Malloch Farmer of Trescott, Maine; three sons, Douglas Farmer and his wife, Gayle of Meriden, Jeffrey Farmer and his wife, Trisha of Suffield, David Farmer of Bristol; one daughter, Jane Grazioso and her husband, Tony of Southington; two brothers, Sidney Farmer of Bangor and John Farmer and his wife, Rowena of Oldsmar, Fla.; two sisters, Eileen McFadden and her husband, James, Rena McFadden and her husband, Derwin, all of Lubec; six grandchildren, Amber and Anthony Michael Grazioso of Southington, Matthew and Brittany Farmer of Meriden, Jonathan and Catherine Farmer of Suffield; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Farmer. 

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Christian Temple Church, Lubec, with Pastor Gary Look, officiating. Burial will be in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Lubec. Friends who wish may make donations in his memory to the Lubec Fire Dept., Lubec, Maine 04652. Arrangements are by the Scott-Wilson Funeral Home of Calais. 

Sara-Ann Oblon 

MERIDEN -- Sara-Ann (O'Leary) Oblon, 44, beloved wife of Mark Oblon, died on Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Yale New Haven Hospital. 

Born in Hartford, April 26, 1957, she was the daughter of Ann McNamee O'Leary of Meriden and the late John R. O'Leary. Mrs. Oblon graduated from St. Rose Parochial School, Maloney High School, class of 1975, St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1978. Mrs. Oblon was employed as a registered nurse at St. Francis Hospital for the past 23 years in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit. She was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church. 

Besides her husband and mother, she was the loving mother to four-year-old, Anya Marie Oblon and six-year-old, Christopher Mark Oblon. She is also survived by three sisters and a brother-in-law, Partrice O'Leary of Meriden, Elizabeth and Robert Kronenberger of Meriden, and Martha O'Leary of W. Hartford; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John R. O'Leary Jr. and Donna O'Leary of Newington and Michael J. and Kathleen O'Leary of Reading, Mass. Mrs. Oblon is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2002, 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, Meriden. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. 

Ernest G. Therrien 

MERIDEN -- Ernest G. Therrien, 70, of Arlington St., died Saturday, April 20, 2002, in his home. He was the beloved husband of Erva Greenwood Therrien. 

Born in Alburg, Vt., March 9, 1932, a son of the late Joseph and Cleo Perreault Therrien, he was a Meriden resident for many years. Mr. Therrien was the proprietor of Therrien Construction Co., in Meriden, for over 30 years until his retirement in 1987. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army. 

Besides his beloved wife, Erva, Mr. Therrien is survived by his two daughters and son-in-law, Becky and James Grimshaw of Putnam, and Estelle Tresselt of Meriden; his son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Diane Therrien of Meriden; his six grandchildren, Suzanne Therrien, Jeremy Larose, Brian Larose, Sean Tresselt, Eric Tresselt, and Dustin Tresselt; his sister, Claire Therrien of New Britain; his mother-in-law, Etta Dame of Laconia, N.H.; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Leona (Mrs. Percy) Bouchard of Plainville, Millie Pierce of Alton Bay, N.H., Priscilla and Andrew Cronish of Plainville, Carlena Greenwood of Southington, Marshall and Benita Greenwood of Davie, Fla., Linda and Bill Bouchard of Belnap, N.H., Diane and Paul Voitkevics of Plainville; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Eva Elliott, Lucille Scaff, and Jeanne Bean; his brothers, Arthur Therrien, Raymond Therrien, Philip Therrien; and his brother-in-law, Percy Bouchard. 

His family will receive relatives and friends in the Yalesville Funeral Home, 386 Main St., Yalesville section of Wallingford, Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will then be held at 8 p.m. Interment will be private. 

Manfred F. Zeitel 

MERIDEN -- Manfred F. Zeitel, 70, of 20 Jepson Lane, husband of the late Sybil Lynes Zeitel, died on Saturday, April 20, 2002, at CT Hospice in Branford following a lengthy illness. 

Born in Vermont on August 10, 1931, he was the son of the late John and Arna Aschuetz Zeitel. Mr. Zeitel resided in Meriden most of his life and attended local schools. He was employed by the L. Suzio Asphalt Co., retiring in 1991. Mr. Zeitel was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church and was an avid fisherman and hunter. 

He is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Laure and Jules Perreault Jr. of Wallingford, Cheryl and Michael Burnell of Meriden, Christine and Dennis Iannotti of Durham and Lisa and Michael Orzech of Southington; two sons, Frederick Zeitel of Plainville and James Niver of Enfield; 11 grandchildren, Justin and Melissa Perreault, Eric, Jessica, Tricia and Michael Burnell and Heather and Jason Iannotti and Sarah and Sean Orzech and Amanda Zeitel; four sisters; and a brother-in-law, Eva Naples of Southington, Lillian Poposki of New Hampshire, Dottie and Walter Johnson of Wallingford and Marge Niland of New Hampshire; a brother and sister-in-law, Winfield and Charlotte Darrow of New Jersey. Mr. Zeitel is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kayla Zeitel; and a sister, Gertrude Bordonaro. 

The funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at 9:15 from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., and at 10 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Church. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Conn. Hospice Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405. 

Anthony I. delaSota 

MIAMI, Fla. -- Anthony I. delaSota, 73, of Miami, Fla., formerly of Wallingford passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2002 after a short illness with his loving family by his side. 

He was born Dec. 28, 1928 in Cardenas, Cuba, son of the late Antonio and Blanca delaSota. He was a resident of Wallingford for 30 years and was employed by International Silver for 20 years and Ulbrich Steel for 10 years before his retirement to Miami. 

Besides his loving wife of 50 years, Rosa Maria (DeMarcos) Mr. delaSota is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Maritza and John Wolcheski; two sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony and Mary delaSota and Dr. Dean delaSota and his wife, Claudia of Miami, Fla.; a sister, Carmen delaSota of New Jersey; and two brothers, Frank and Coralia delaSota of New Jersey and Ridel and Esperanza delaSota of Miami; three grandsons, John and his wife, Amy Wolcheski, Jeff and his wife, Kelly Wolcheski and T.J. delaSota, all of Wallingford; four granddaughters, Rachel delaSota of Wallingford and Melissa, Rebecca and Delia delaSota of Miami, Fla.; two great-granddaughters, Mackenzie Rosa Wolcheski and Riley Allison Wolcheski of Wallingford; and many nieces and nephews. 

Burial services were held in Miami, Fla. 

Alba Draghi 

WALLINGFORD -- Alba Cassano Draghi, 83, of Marc Drive, entered into rest Sunday, April 21, 2002, in the Regency House of Wallingford. She was the beloved wife for 61 years of Rolland L. Draghi. 

Born in Wallingford, July 3, 1918, a daughter of the late Peter and Angelina Vessavoe Cassano, she was a lifelong Wallingford resident. Mrs. Draghi had been employed by the International Silver Co. for 35 years until her retirement. She was a member of the Libro Pensiero Ladies Auxiliary and had been a member of the Ladies Guild of Our Lady of Fatima Church. She was a parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Church and had been a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Society. 

Besides her beloved husband, Rolland, Mrs. Draghi is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Anthony Baylow of Wallingford; her grandchildren, Kimberly Kremzar and her husband, Carl M. Kremzar, Scott Baylow and Troy Baylow; her great-grandchildren, Carl M. Kremzar Jr., Danielle Kremzar, and Kara Kremzar; her sister, Rose Mellilo of Wallingford; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday (TODAY) at 8 a.m. from the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford, when the funeral cortege will proceed to Most Holy Trinity Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the Regency House Van Fund, 181 East Main St., Wallingford, CT 06492. 

Mary Halibozek 

MERIDEN -- Mary Halibozek, 94, wife of the late Joseph Halibozek Sr., died Sunday, April 21, 2002, in the Silver Springs Care Center. 

She was born July 22, 1907, a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Gowac Nosal. She was a resident of the Meriden since infancy. She retired from the Connecticut Telephone Co., in 1973, after over 15 years of employment. She had also worked for several years prior at New Departure. She was a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church. 

She is survived by a son, Joseph Halibozek Jr. of Meriden; a daughter, Bernice LaQuerre of Sikeston, Mo.; two granddaughters, Susan D'Agostino of Gilbert, S.C., Karen McBreairty of Thomaston; one grandson, Thomas LaQuerre of Bristol; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Morello of Middletown; three brothers, Louie, Lenny and Eddie Nosal, all of Higganum; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters; and two brothers. 

Her funeral will be held Thursday, April 25, at 9:15 a.m. in the Stempien Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden with her Mass of Christian burial in St. Rose of Lima Church at 10 a.m. She will be interred with her husband in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call in the funeral home Wednesday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Daria A. Kraszewski 

MERIDEN -- Daria A. Kraszewski, 59, of Meriden died Monday, April 22, 2002, at CT Hospice in Branford after a courageous battle with cancer. 

She had graduated from local schools and from Central CT State College. She worked in the Meriden area for a number of firms in the accounting field. 

Daria has no known survivors. She was predeceased by her sister, Maryann Kraszewski of Meriden. 

The Funeral will be private. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden. 

Muriel H. Lynch 

MERIDEN -- A memorial service for Muriel H. Lynch, who passed away Dec. 20, 2001, will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 11 a.m. in the Hubbard Memorial Chapel of Walnut Grove Cemetery. 

Ruth M. Mallory 

Durham -- Ruth M. Mallory, 83, of Main St., Durham, wife of Raymond Mallory, died Monday at the Middlesex Hospital surrounded by her family. 

Ruth was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late John and Louise (Bergfeldt) MacIntosh, and had been a Durham resident for 14 years. 

Besides her husband of 60 years, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert J. and Jean Mallory; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy J. and Jon Anderson of Meriden; a sister, Evelyn Sullivan of Baldwin, N.Y.; five granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters. 

The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Biega Funeral Home Inc., 3 Silver St., Middletown. Burial will be in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Middlesex Weiss Hospice Unit, 28 Crescent St., Middletown 06457. 

Joseph R. Valentino Sr. 

NORTH HAVEN -- Joseph R. Valentino Sr., 73, of 611 Middletown Ave., North Haven, died Monday, April 22, 2002 at CT Hospice in Branford. He was the beloved husband of Yolanda Viscuso Valentino. 

Born in North Haven on April 29, 1928, son of the late Charles Valentino and Maria Urbano Valentino Lawrence. Mr. Valentino was a resident of North Haven all his life and attended Hopkins School. He was chosen captain of the football team and received the Outstanding Player of the year award in 1946. On Oct. 6, 1958, Mr. Valentino joined the North Haven Police Department. He was one of the departments first officers to obtain a degree in criminal justice from the University of New Haven. Throughout his career, Officer Valentino was assigned to the Patrol Division, Detective Bureau and Record Division. Officer Valentino had received nine commendations for police service during his career and retired after 30 years. 

He was the loving father of Joseph R. Valentino Jr. of Wallingford and Annie Valentino Upson of Branford; father-in-law of Barbara DiNuzzo Valentino and Stephen Terrill Upson; devoted grandfather of Sally Valentino Drew and her husband, Justin, Melanie Marie Valentino, Joseph R. Valentino III and Stephanie Marie Upson; brother of Philomena Milione and Mary Landino of North Haven, Carmel Affinito of New Haven and Anthony Valentino of North Haven; and step-brother of Emil and Albert Lawrence of Wallingford. He was predeceased by a brother, Matteo Valentino; his step-father, Benjamin Lawrence; and a step-brother, Alex Lawrence. 

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., North Haven Thursday at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Therese's Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Father McGivney Cancer Center, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven 06511 or to the St. Therese's Building Fund, 555 Middletown Ave., North Haven 06473. 

Roger W. Hackbarth 

LITCHFIELD -- Roger W. Hackbarth, 61, of East Chestnut Hill Road in Litchfield, formerly of Southington, died Monday, April 22, 2002 at home. 

Born in Meriden, Aug. 29, 1940, son of the late Edward G. and Alice Owen Hackbarth he had been a longtime Southington resident before moving to Litchfield 20 years ago. Roger was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had spent his lifetime working in the automobile industry, retiring in 2001 from AEI Inc., in Middlefield. 

He was the husband of Mary Dziedzic Hackbarth; and was predeceased by a brother, Richard O. Hackbarth. 

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 25, at 9 a.m. from the Plantsville Memorial Funeral Home, 975 South Main St., Plantsville with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Plantsville. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Bruce P. Miller 

WALLINGFORD -- Bruce P. Miller, 57, beloved husband of Donna Ramette Miller of Cheshire Road, Wallingford, died Monday, April 22, 2002 at the MidState Medical Center in Meriden. 

Born in Hartford, Sept. 28, 1944, he was the son of the late Gordon and Ruth Finlay Miller and had been a Wallingford resident for 24 years. Mr. Miller was the President of Insurance Programmers Inc., in Wallingford for 30 years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, during the Vietnam War, was a member of the Farms Country Club of Wallingford, the VFW in Rocky Hill, the Rocky Hill Lodge of Elks No. 2308, and the 100 Club of Hartford. 

Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Joy Miller of Wallingford; his son, CPL Justin P. Miller, USMC, stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif.; his children, Aaron Miller, Allison Miller and Meredith Miller, all of Maine; his three sisters, Beverly M. Johnson of Bridgeport, Janet M. Battalino of Manchester and Joyce M. Ouellette of Stafford Springs; and several nieces and nephews. 

His family will receive relatives and friends in the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford, Thursday from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Funeral services, with military honors will be in the Wallingford Funeral Home, Thursday evening at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Dean O. Warburton, Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the 100 Club of Hartford, P.O. Box 419, Glastonbury, CT 06033. 

Mario J. Biondi 

WALLINGFORD -- Mario J. Biondi, 84, beloved husband of the late Ann C. Baummer Biondi of North Airline Road, Wallingford, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2002 with his loving family at this side after a brief illness, at the MidState Medical Center in Meriden. 

Born in Seymour, March 27, 1918, a son of the late Angelo and Maria Biagiarelli Biondi, he had been a Wallingford resident for over 40 years. He was employed by the Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in North Haven, as a Power House Supervisor for 28 years until his retirement. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy, was a member of the Wallingford Senior Center and a parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Church in Wallingford. 

He is survived by his daughter, Barbara (Mrs. William) Thompson of Wallingford; his son and daughter-in-law, Donald M. and Susan M. Biondi of Wallingford; his three grandchildren, Dawn Parkinson, John Biondi and Todd Biondi; and two sisters, Laura Bengivengo of Seymour and Elsie Valeski of Oxford; his brother, James Biondi of Oxford; and several nieces and nephews. 

His family will receive relatives and friends in the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford, Thursday (TODAY) from 4 to 7 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, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Interment with military honors, will be in St. John Cemetery in Wallingford. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the Most Holy Trinity Church Preservation Project, 68 N. Colony St., Wallingford, CT 06492. 

Bertha S. Frederickson 

SHELTON -- Bertha S. (Farkas) Frederickson, 90, of 24 Applewood Drive, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at Mediplex of Cheshire. She was the wife of the late Eric L. Frederickson. 

Born Dec. 15, 1911 in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Joseph and Susan Farkas. She was a member of Plantsville Congregational Church. 

She was the beloved mother of Dr. E. Allan and Mrs. Frederickson of Hingham, Mass., Barbara Dibble of Shelton formerly of Southington and her late husband, Walt Dibble; beloved sister of Michael Farkas of Newburg, N.Y., and Jean Foris of Bridgeport; the beloved grandmother of Dr. Kirt and Dr. Heather Frederickson, Dr. Derek Frederickson, all of Boston, Kristin Frederickson of New York, Lee A. Dibble and his wife, Lori and Christopher Dibble and his wife, Merrilee, all of Southington, Mrs. Sherri Condon of Rocky Hill, Laurie Lococo of Deep River, Holly and Jeffrey St. Onge of Bristol and Robert K. and JoAnn Dibble of Avon; beloved great-grandmother of seven; and beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews. 

The funeral will be held Saturday 9 a.m. at Plantsville Congregational Church in Plantsville. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburg, N.Y. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made in her memory to MidState Hospital, 435 Lewis Ave. Meriden, CT 06450. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington is in charge of arrangements. 

Kathleen Robinson 

WALLINGFORD -- Kathleen Richard Robinson, 63, of King St., Wallingford passed on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 in the Masonic Geriatric Healthcare Center in Wallingford, after a long term illness with her loving family by her side. She was the loving wife of Albert W. Robinson. 

Born in Waltham, Mass., March 27, 1939, a daughter of the late Edward and Katherine Noonan Richard, she was raised in Meriden graduating from Meriden High School in 1957. She was a Wallingford resident for 41 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church and had served as a volunteer for the Parker Farms School PTA. She had been active in Cub Scout Pack No. 24, and had been president of the Village Homemakers Association. 

Mrs. Robinson was known in Wallingford as a local artist and florist. She owned and operated Old Tyme Florist, in the Yalesville section of Wallingford for over 20 years until his retirement last August. She had enjoyed her many friends and customers during her time in business. 

Besides her loving husband, Albert, Mrs. Robinson is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Albert and Joanne Robinson and grandson, Michael Cameron of Wallingford, Timothy and Melissa Robinson and grandson, Charles, Michael and Keith of Kensington and Patrick and Joey Robinson of Naugatuck; her brother, William Richard of Naples, Fla.; her nieces, Kathy and Susan; and numerous cousins; and an aunt related to the Noonan Family of Meriden. 

Her family will receive relatives and friends in the Yalesville Funeral Home, 386 Main St., Yalesville section of Wallingford, Friday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers, those who wish can send gifts in her memory to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108-3272. 

Louis Rogers 

MERIDEN -- Louis Rogers of Rice Road, Meriden, died at the age of 101 on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 in the Masonic Geriatric Health Care Center, Wallingford. He was the beloved husband of Flora Rogers for 75 years. 

Born in Three Rivers, Mass., on Feb. 8, 1901, he was the last survivor of 11 children of George and Sophronia Rogers. He was a longtime resident of Fairfield, prior to his moving to Meriden in 1983. He retired from Clark Metal Products of Fairfield in 1973 after several decades of loyal service working as a machinist. 

Besides his wife, Flora, he is survived by daughters, Irene MacDonald and Charlotte Dirgins and her husband, Benjamin, all of Meriden; a son, Roland Rogers and his wife, Arlene of Sanford, N.C.; he is also survived by grandchildren, Janet MacDonald, James MacDonald, Brenda Willard and her husband, Bruce, Brian Dirgins and his wife, Cindy, David Dirgins and his wife, Heidi, Daniel Dirgins and his wife, Ellen, Cheryl Louvinko and her husband, Edward and Sandra Rogers; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Louis was an avid fisherman, enjoyed gardening and took great pleasure in spending many precious hours with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was and avid sports enthusiast throughout his life and most recently enjoyed watching baseball and basketball games. 

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Holy Angels RC Church, Main St., South Meriden. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the charity of one's choice. 

Cheryl Bechtold 

WALLINGFORD -- Cheryl Bouza Bechtold, 42, of Parker Farms Road, Wallingford, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 24, 2002 in Wallingford. She was the wife of Albert Bechtold Jr. 

Born in Meriden, June 1, 1959, a daughter of N. Thomas and Kay Smith Bouza, she was a lifelong Wallingford resident. She was a 1977 graduate of Mark T. Sheehan High School and had been employed by the Allegheny-Ludlum Steel Co., in Wallingford for the past 10 years. She previously had been employed by the Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Co., in North Haven for 10 years. 

Besides her husband and parents, Cheryl is survived by her sister, Tammy Bouza of Wallingford; her two brothers and sister-in-law, Steven Bouza of Wallingford and David and Colleen Bouza of Meriden; her niece, Marisa Bouza; and her dear friend, Michael Cerrone. 

Her family will receive relatives and friends in the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford Friday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Wallingford Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean O. Warburton, Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford, officiating. Interment will be private in Walnut Grove Cemetery. 

Winifred Clavet 

WALLINGFORD -- Winifred Cyr Clavet, 71, of Old Colony Road, Tracy section of Wallingford, died Thursday, April 25, 2002 in the Main Medical Center in Portland. She was the wife of Thaddee Clavet. 

A complete obituary will appear in the Saturday edition of the Meriden Record-Journal. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford. 

William H. Frey 

MERIDEN -- William H. Frey Jr., 64, of 60 Hanover St., died Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at his residence. 

He was born in Hartford on Jan. 16, 1938, the son of the late William H. and Dorris Meeker Frey Sr. He was self-employed in the advertising business, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had been a member of the U.S. Air Force Band. 

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William H. and Shawna Frey III of Washington D.C.; a grandson, Krezian Frey also of Washington D.C.; a sister and brother-in-law, Judith and Robert Panciera of Meriden; three nieces and a nephew. 

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden, CT.

Thomas F. Hulett 

WALLINGFORD -- Thomas F. Hulett, 71, of Ridgeland Road, Wallingford, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002 in his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Marjorie Kennedy Hulett. 

Born in North Haven, June 20, 1930, a son of the late Gilbert and Elizabeth McCallum Hulett, he was a Wallingford resident for many years. He was the proprietor of Tom's Seamless Gutters in Wallingford, for 23 years and also had been employed as a heavy equipment operator for the Tilcon Co. Mr. Hulett was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Budleski Post of Yalesville. He was an avid fisherman, who enjoyed fishing and crabbing in the salt waters of Misquamicut. 

Besides his wife, Marjorie, Mr. Hulett is survived by his two daughters and son-in-law, Elizabeth Hulett and her fiancé, Glenn Packard of Wallingford and Faye and Edward Ralph of Plantation, Fla.; his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Hulett II and Cheryl Hulett of Wallingford; his grandchildren, Richard Hulett, Melanie Hulett of Wallingford and Kristen Ralph; his brother, Gilbert Hulett of North Haven; and several nieces and nephews. 

His family will receive relatives and friends in the Yalesville Funeral Home, 386 Main St., Yalesville Friday (TODAY) from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Interment will be private. Gifts in his memory can be sent to the Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405. 

Edith A. Musto 

SOUTHINGTON -- Edith A. Musto, 53, of 287 Bristol St., died Wednesday, April 24, 2002. 

Born in Southington, the daughter of the late Anthony and Edith (D'Angelo) Musto. She was employed by Micro Tech in Cheshire. 

She is survived by a son, John W. Musto of Southington; a sister, Linda M. Killiany of Southington; three brothers, Anthony "Butch" Musto and Frank Musto, both of Southington and Paul Musto of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 7 p.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Calling hours will be on Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. 

Donald P. Paradis 

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Donald P. Paradis, 42, formerly of Meriden, died Saturday, April 20, 2002 in Florida. 

He leaves brothers and sisters, David Paradis of Ansonia, Robert Paradis of Ft. Myers, Fla., Joan Anderson of Meriden, Sharon Pais of Waterbury and Tammy Paradis of Meriden. 

A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph's Church in Meriden on May 5, at 2:30 p.m. 

Philip J. Piontek 

WALLINGFORD -- Philip J. Piontek, 92, of 26 Hintz Drive, Wallingford also of Chatham, Mass., passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2002. He was the husband of the late Helen Tkaczuk. 

He was the father of Maria Cannon of Manchester Center, Vt., Philippa DeGrand of North Haven and Helena Larese of Wallingford; brother of Henry Piontek, Ann Kannoff and the late Amanda Coughlin, Martha Cook, Gertrude Palmer and Mary Piontek; also survived by eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Funeral will take place Friday (TODAY) at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home of J. Markiewicz and Sons, 14 Trumbull St., New Haven. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Church, New Haven. 

Margaret R. Church 

MERIDEN -- Margaret R. Church, 83, of Hanover St., Meriden, wife of the late James F. Church passed away peacefully on Friday, April 26, 2002. 

She was born June 3, 1918 in Torrington, a daughter of the late Leonard and Angelena (Martinalli) Corbo. 

Margaret is survived by a son, John and (Carolyn) Bernardo of Meriden; two daughters, Jo-Ann and (Vincent) Shatas of Meriden, Cathy David and her companion, Sal; and a daughter-in-law, Pam Bernardo; she also leaves three sisters, Lucy and (Frank) Janekowski, Susy Lopez and Catherine Fabrie, all of Torrington; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, William Bernardo; and two brothers, Kelly and William Corbo. 

Relatives and friends may call the Szymaszek-Taylor Funeral Home, 189 E. Main St., Meriden on Sunday, April 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be on Tuesday, April 30, at 9 a.m. at New St. Francis Cemetery, 863 S. Main St., Torrington, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association Donation Processing, 2550 Rte. 1, North Brunswick, N.J. 08902. 

Winifred Clavet 

WALLINGFORD -- Winifred Cyr Clavet, 71, of Old Colony Road, Tracy section of Wallingford, died Thursday, April 25, 2002 in the Maine Medical Center in Portland. She was the wife of Thaddee Clavet. 

Born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada, Feb. 11, 1931, a daughter of the late Louis and Anna Bosse she was a Wallingford resident for 46 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church. 

Besides her husband, she is survived by her three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and William Gagne of Wallingford, Lise and Armand Couture of Meriden and Ann Clavet of Wallingford; her grandchildren, Shanelle King, Ryan Gagne, Nicholas Couture and Danielle Couture; her two great-grandchildren, Alexia Jandreau and Katelynn Couture; her two sisters, Annette Dube of Lawrence, Mass., and Raymonde Landry of St. Francis, New Brunswick, Canada; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Joyce M. Clavet; and her son, Chanel Clavet. 

Her family will receive relatives and friends in the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday 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 in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, will be private. 

Darlene J. Ranno 

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Darlene J. Ranno, 48, of Hollywood, Fla., formerly of Meriden, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2002 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She passed away with her mother, son, dear friend and sisters at her side. 

She was a graduate of Platt High School, Albertus Magnus, Yale University and the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England. She was a black belt in Karate and was working for the Academy of Dance as a theatrical teach and performer. 

She is survived by her mother, Mary (Grady) Ranno and the late John J. Ranno of Florida; her son, J. Jennings Ranno of Florida; two sisters, Donna Cerasale and Deborah Corriveau; a niece, Megan Corriveau; and a nephew, Jake Corriveau, all of Florida; also her godmother, Rita (Bebe) Fritz of Connecticut; and several cousins, aunts and uncles of Connecticut. 

Margaret N. Wright 

SOUTHINGTON -- Margaret N. Wright, 83, of Southington, died Friday, April 26, 2002 at Belair Manor, Newington. 

She was born in New Britain and was the daughter of the late Ignaz and Mary (Windish) Pfister and wife of the late Alvin Wright. Margaret worked for several years as a secretary for the Stanley Works. 

Margaret is survived by her daughter-in-law, Barbara Wright of Berlin; two brothers, Frank Pfister of Newington and John Pfister of Wethersfield; two sisters, Mitzi Jennings of Newington, Elsie Rosenberger of Springfield, Vt.; five grandchildren, Jason, Jessica, Willie, Marisa and Nina; and several nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her son, Jeffrey Wright. 

Funeral rites will be held Monday, April 29, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Paul A. Shaker/Farmingdale Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain. Committal service and final resting place will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. Relatives and friends may call at the Paul A. Shaker/Farmingdale Funeral Home, Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Directions to the funeral home: I-84 East or West -Exit 37- Fienemann Road, right off exit -- one mile down on right. 

Tressie M. Adkins 

MERIDEN -- Tressie M. Adkins, 81, formerly of 89 Park St., Meriden, wife of the late James G. Adkins, died Saturday evening, April 27, 2002, at Wadsworth Glen in Middletown after a lengthy illness. 

Born in Clay, W.V. on Aug. 8, 1920, the daughter of the late Henry and Loretta White Triplett, she had lived in Prenter, W.V. prior to moving to Meriden. Mrs. Adkins attended schools in West Virginia. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Meriden. 

Mrs. Adkins is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Dorothy Bruzy of Meriden and Judy and Harry Uliano of Middletown; three sons and daughters-in-law, Virgil and Sue Adkins of Meriden, Joe and Sharon Adkins of Middletown, and James and Denise Adkins of Plantsville; six grandchildren, Robert Bruzy and Cheryl Voelkl of Meriden, Keith Alan Adkins of Columbus, Ohio, Dean Adkins of Newington, Dustin Adkins of Plantsville and Crystal Uliano of Middletown; two great-grandchildren, Francesca Bruzy and Rebecca Voelkl; one sister, Minnie Bailes of Summersville, W.V.; also many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, Isaac, Demsey, Ernest and Roscoe Triplett; and a sister, Elsie Nichols, all of West Virginia. 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at 10 a.m. at the Walter Hubbard Chapel of Walnut Grove Cemetery in Meriden with Rev. Randy Somody, officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, on Monday (TODAY) from 4 until 7 p.m. 

Anna Ciarlelli 

WALLINGFORD -- Anna (Kiewra) Ciarlelli, 85, wife of the late William L. Ciarlelli, died on Sunday morning, April 28, 2002, at the Meriden Center. 

Born in New Haven on May 11, 1916, she had been a Wallingford resident for the past 45 years. 

She is survived by a son, William J. Ciarlelli of Meriden; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Bob Terry of Meriden; two grandchildren, Sherri Alicandro and Melissa Czerepuszko, both of Hopkinton, Mass.; two great-grandchildren, Connor and Jill Czerepuszko of Hopkinton, Mass.; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Stanley Ruchinski of East Haven; and two brothers, Barney Kawra of Guilford and Frank Kawra of New Haven. 

Friends and relatives are invited to attend graveside services to be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Beaverdale Memorial Park, Hamden. There will be no calling hours. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Joseph School, 159 W. Main St., Meriden, CT 06451. Arrangements are under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, CT. 

Richard J. Kuchta 

VENICE, Fla. -- Richard J. "Bud" Kuchta, 73, died Thursday, April 25, 2002. 

Mr. Kuchta was born in Meriden on August 23, 1928, and had been a resident of Venice for 10 years, coming from Southington. He was a security guard for Fleet Bank in East Hartford for 23 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Epiphany Cathedral and a member of the American Legion Post 0072 of Southington. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. 

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Barbara M. Kuchta of Venice, Fla.; his daughter, Patricia Hasychak of Hollis, N.H.; his sister, Evelyn Weaver of Southington; his brother, Dennis Kuchta of Smithfield, Va.; four grandchildren, Richard J. Kuchta III, Jeanine Kuchta, John Hasychak III, and Lara Hasychak. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard J. Kuchta Jr. 

A funeral will be held at Epiphany Cathedral on Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at 10 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803-3510. Farley Funeral Home Venice Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

Sarah Nagel 

MERIDEN -- Sarah (Soroka) Nagel, 51, of 18 Tunxis Circle, wife of Peter R. Nagel, died Sunday morning, April 28, 2002, at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford after a lengthy illness. 

Born in Meriden, on Oct. 30, 1950, the daughter of the late Michael and Dolores Finn Soroka, she attended local schools and received her licensed Practical Nurse Degree from Bristol Hospital. She was a parishioner of St. Mary Church. 

Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Catherine Nagel of Meriden; also numerous cousins and aunt. 

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at 9:15 a.m. from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 30, 2002, from 5 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405. 

Eliot B. Stretch Jr. 

MERIDEN -- Eliot B. Stretch Jr., 68, of 76 Butler St., died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at his residence. 

Born in Meriden, on May 13, 1933, he was the son of the late Eliot B. and Mignon Davis Stretch, Sr. He was a graduate of Meriden High School and the University of Connecticut, and had been employed as a housing inspector and assistant city manager for the City of Meriden. He was a member of the First Congregational Church and was also a member of the UConn Club and St. Mary's Men's Club. He leaves no survivors. He was predeceased by a brother, Harlan Stretch. 

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at 10 a.m. in the Hubbard Chapel in Walnut Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Frazier will officiate. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden, CT.

Irene L. Zawilinski 

MIDDLETOWN -- Irene L. Zawilinski, of Wadsworth Glen, died April 27, 2002, at Middlesex Hospital. 

She is survived by a daughter, Cathy Misenti of Middletown; two sisters, twin sister Eleanor Lamothe of Meriden and Joan Cosky of Middletown. 

The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Coughlin-Lastrina Funeral Home, 491 High St., Middletown, followed by a Mass of Christian burial in St. Pius X Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the family plot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middletown. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Tressie M. Adkins 

MERIDEN -- Tressie M. Adkins, 81, formerly of 52A Park St., Meriden, wife of the late James G. Adkins, died Saturday evening, April 27, 2002, at Wadsworth Glen in Middletown after a lengthy illness. 

Born in Clay, W.V. on Aug. 8, 1920, the daughter of the late Henry and Loretta White Triplett, she had lived in Prenter, W.V. prior to moving to Meriden. Mrs. Adkins attended schools in West Virginia. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Meriden. 

Mrs. Adkins is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Dorothy Bruzy of Meriden and Judy and Harry Uliano of Middletown; three sons and daughters-in-law, Virgil and Sue Adkins of Meriden, Joe and Sharon Adkins of Middletown, and James and Denise Adkins of Plantsville; six grandchildren, Robert Bruzy and Cheryl Voelkl of Meriden, Keith Alan Adkins of Columbus, Ohio, Dean Adkins of Newington, Dustin Adkins of Plantsville and Crystal Uliano of Middletown; two great-grandchildren, Francesca Bruzy and Rebecca Voelkl; one sister, Minnie Bailes of Summersville, W.V.; also many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, Isaac, Demsey, Ernest and Roscoe Triplett; and a sister, Elsie Nichols, all of West Virginia. 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (TODAY) at 10 a.m. at the Walter Hubbard Chapel of Walnut Grove Cemetery in Meriden with Rev. Randy Somody, officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. The John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden has charge of arrangements. 

William M. Brown 

MERIDEN -- William M. Brown, 66, of Meriden, husband of Patricia Austin Brown, died Saturday, April 27, 2002 at Meriden Center after a brief illness. 

Born in Meriden on Feb. 22, 1936, the son of the late Amos and Marie Mansolf Brown, he had resided in Meriden his entire life and attended local schools. Mr. Brown was self-employed in the trucking business for over 45 years, retiring in 1983 and a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a former NASCAR driver at Stafford Springs. 

Besides his wife of 44 years, Patricia, he s survived by one foster daughter, Christine Sands of Corinna, Maine; one sister, Sandra Woronick of Burnham, Maine; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Theresa B. Hill of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; and a brother, Amos L. Brown Jr. of Apopka, Fla. 

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 1, at 10 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 262 Bee St., Meriden with the Rev. Joel Rissinger officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, Tuesday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. 

Shirley M. Calandrella 

WALLINGFORD -- Shirley Marie Calandrella, 77, formerly of East Side Terrace, Wallingford entered into rest eternal, Sunday, April 28, 2002. She was the wife of the late John F. Calandrella Sr. 

She was the mother of John R. Calandrella Jr. of Branford; grandmother of Craig Ouellette of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and sister-in-law of Ray Calandrella of Hamden. She was the daughter of the late James and Bertha Thomaston Amellin. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Ann's Church, Hamden. There will be no calling hours. Burial in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions may be made to Brook Hollow Health Care Center, 55 Kondracki Lane, Wallingford, CT 06492. Arrangements in care of Hamden Memorial, 1300 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. 

Llewellyn D. Cornwell 

WOLFEBORO, N.H. -- Llewellyn D. Cornwell, 98, of Clipper Drive, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire died April 27, 2002 at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro, N.H. 

He was born on April 5, 1904 in Rossway, Nova Scotia, and had lived in Wallingford, for 60 years where he was employed as a farm manager, for Hall Brothers Hatchery in Wallingford. While in Wallingford he was a longtime member of the Wallingford Grange No. 33. Mr. Cornwell moved to Wolfeboro in 1986. He was predeceased by his wife Mabelle (Hall) Cornwell in Sept. of 1993. 

Mr. Cornwell is survived by his son, Ralph W. Cornwell, and his wife, Christine Christiansen of Melvin Village, N.H.; a grandson, Andrew Cornwell of Concord, N.H.; five granddaughters, Sally Cornwell of Wolfeboro, N.H., Robin Cornwell of Wolfeboro, N.H., Jennifer Cornwell, North Hampton, Mass., Jessica Kelly of Wolfeboro, N.H., and Janis Cornwell of Wolfeboro, N.H.; four great-grandchildren; and three nieces. 

Funeral services will be Wednesday 10 a.m. in the chapel of the B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 So. Elm St., Wallingford, with the Rev. Brendan McCormick Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will be in the In Memoriam Cemetery, Wallingford. There will be no calling hours. If friends so desire, donations in his memory may be made to the Asthma-American Lung Association of CT, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108.

Sharon L. Lane 

NEW HAVEN -- Sharon L. D'Amato Lane, 54, of 559 Orange St., New Haven, died Sunday, April 28, 2002 at the CT. Hospice, Branford. 

Born in New Haven on Sept. 26, 1947, daughter of Andrew and Helen Mattie D'Amato of Clearwater, Fla. She had worked as an Administrative Assistant for Human Resources for AAA for the past year. 

She was the mother of John M. Lane of Woodbury, Daniel B. Lane of Las Vegas; sister of Phyllis "Pudgie" and James Standish of Meriden and Paul and Francine D'Amato of Wallingford, Andrew and Suzanne D'Amato of Milton, Mass., and Joyce and Sean Moriarty of Richmond, Va.; also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside funeral service on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., North Haven. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405. 

Andrew F. O'Leary Sr. 

CHESHIRE -- Andrew F. O'Leary Sr., 74, of 8 Ives Hill Court and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., died Monday, April 29, 2002 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Catherine (Wild) O'Leary. 

Mr. O'Leary was born Sept. 19, 1927 in Waterbury, son of the late Daniel and Jane (Walsh) O'Leary and was a lifelong Cheshire resident. He was educated in Waterbury schools and attended Babson College in Boston. Prior to his retirement in 1979, he was employed as Lieutenant and Director of Operations at the Cheshire Police Department where he was employed for 25 years. After retiring, he was Director of Security at Bozzuto's in Cheshire, retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Santa Fe Council in Cheshire; was active in the Special Olympics and was on the Board of Directors at Georgian Courts in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Mr. O'Leary was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Central Connecticut Marine Corps League. He was a communicant of St. Bridget's Church. 

He leaves a daughter, Catherine Jortner and her husband, Frederick of Berlin; two sons, Andrew O'Leary Jr. and his wife, Cheryl of Cheshire and Patrick O'Leary Sr. of Cheshire; his companion, Florence Savelle of Cheshire; a brother, Francis Leary of Waterbury; eight grandchildren, Andrew O'Leary III, Erin O'Leary, Patrick O'Leary Jr., Rachel O'Leary, Frederick Jortner Jr., Michael Jortner, Kate Jortner and Andy Jortner; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Daniel O'Leary. 

The funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Slater Funeral Home, 242 South Main St., Cheshire to St. Bridget's Church for a Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be at the convenience of his family. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the CT Association for Retarded Citizens, 1030 New Britain Ave., W. Hartford, CT 06110. 

Florine Page 

MERIDEN -- Florine Meyer Page, 81, formerly of 88 Mattabasset Drive, died peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, April 28, 2002 at Masonic Geriatric Healthcare in Wallingford. She was the wife of the late Clarence R. (Jim) Page. 

Born in Meriden, July 27, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Alberta Tefft Meyer and was a graduate of Meriden High School. She was the school secretary at the Israel Putnam School and spent her summers camping at her beloved North Truro on Cape Cod and also enjoyed spending time in Marco Island, Fla. She was very active at the First Congregational Church in Meriden where she served on various committees and volunteered as church secretary. 

She is survived by four sons and their wives, Russ D. and Joan Page of Watkinsville, Ga., Fred T. and Kathy Page of Wallingford, Jim R. and Frances Page of Glen Allen, Va., and Tom M. and Kathie Page of Meriden; two sisters, Mildred Zezeck and Mary Spencer, both of Meriden; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Rose Zimmer. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. The Rev. Kenneth Frazier will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the services. If desired, contributions in Mrs. Page's member may be made to the Camp Claire Fund, c/o First Congregational Church, 62 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06451.

Robert W. Pender 

WALLINGFORD -- Robert W. Pender, 79, 74 Jobs Road, died Monday, April 29, 2002 at MidState Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Catherine (Feeney) Pender. 

Born in Meriden on June 4, 1922, the son of the late David and Clara Pender. He had retired 17 years ago from CT Valley Hospital in Middletown. 

He is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Korab and her fiancée, Craig Finn of Meriden; two grandchildren, Jamieson and Jarred Korab; a sister-in-law, Jere Feeney; a brother-in-law, Joseph and his wife, Donna Feeney; a sister-in-law, and her husband, Julia and John Mikosz; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Edith Burr, Jane Pender and Edna Picciarello; and two brothers Harry and David Pender. 

The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Southington. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Tuesday (TODAY) from 5-8 p.m. 

Shirley D. Porter 

MERIDEN -- Shirley Dean Porter, 91, formerly of Heritage Commons in Middletown, died Monday, April 29, 2002 at the Bradley Home in Meriden. She was the wife of the late Robert H. Porter. 

Born June 3, 1910 in Brattleboro, Vt, she was the daughter of the late Delmar and Mabel Littlefield Trout. Her father, the Rev. Delmar Trout was the original Pastor of the Universalist Church in Meriden. She was a graduate in 1930 of the Smith Culver Kindergarten Training School in Hartford and was a member of the Connecticut teachers Association. She was a 50 year member of the Frederica Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and had been a member of the Universalist Church in Meriden. 

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Peter Kenefick of Old Saybrook; three grandchildren, Peter Kenefick Jr. of San Clemente, Calif., Ellen Duran of port St. Lucie, Fla., and Scott Kenefick of Thomasville, N.C.; and four great-grandchildren, Alex Kenefick and Julia Kenefick of San Clemente, Calif., Jason Duran of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Ishmael Kenefick of Thomasville, N.C. She was predeceased by a grandson, Peter Kenefick III. 

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 3, at 10 a.m. at the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. The Rev. Perry L. Beaver will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. If desired, contributions in Mrs. Porter's memory may be made to The Bradley Home, 320 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06451. 

John J. Pytel 

SOUTHINGTON -- John J. Pytel, 81, of Atwater St., in the Plantsville section of Southington, died Monday, April 29, 2002 at the Masonic Home in Wallingford. He was the husband of 49 years of Elizabeth Matusiewicz Pytel. 

Born in New Britain, Oct. 11, 1920, son of the late Jacob and Caroline Nowack Pytel, he had been a Plantsville resident for the past 47 years. Mr. Pytel served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, the Falcons New Britain Nest 88 and of the American Federation of Musicians. Before his retirement in 1986, he worked for Pratt and Whitney in Southington. 

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, John Pytel Jr. and his wife, Carol of Thomaston and Robert Pytel of Plantsville; two brothers, Edward and Stanley Pytel, both of New Britain; one granddaughter, Heather; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Genevieve Gladowski. 

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 2, at 9 a.m. from the Plantsville Memorial Funeral Home, 975 South Main St., Plantsville with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial with military honors will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday, May 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Mildred Warzocha 

WALLINGFORD -- Mildred Cadette DeRoy Warzocha, 93, of Wallingford, died Monday, April 29, 2002 at the Brook Hollow Health Care Center in Wallingford. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Warzocha. 

Born in Wallingford, Aug. 6, 1908, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Clara L'Heureux Cadette, and had been a lifelong resident. She was employed by the International Silver Company of Meriden for 30 years until her retirement, and was a member for the North Haven Senior Citizens Center. 

She is survived by the loving members of both her DeRoy and Warzocha families, her daughter, Marilyn (Mrs. Steve) Perkowski of Wallingford; her daughters-in-law, Iris (Mrs. Richard) DeRoy of Wallingford and Barbara (Mrs. Robert) Warzocha of Yalesville; her seven grandchildren, JoAnn Kelman and her husband, Charles, Robert A. DeRoy and his wife, Carol, Dianne Marcantonio and her husband, Ed, John Perkowski and his wife, Sherry, Warren Warzocha, Kim Moran and her husband, Christopher and Steven Perkowski and his wife, Pamela; her 11 great-grandchildren, Pamela, Kristine, Daryl, Heather, Amee, Kelly, Megan, Kayla, Kyssandra, Bobby and Catie; her five great-great-grandchildren, Kevin, Ashlie, Daniel, Alex and Ryan; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Romero A. DeRoy; and her two sons, Richard A. DeRoy and Robert L. Warzocha. 

Her family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of Brook Hollow Health Care Center, for the love, care and support given to Mildred. 

Her family will receive relatives and friends in the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford Tuesday (TODAY) from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 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 will be in St. John Cemetery in Wallingford. Gifts in her memory may be sent to Holy Trinity School, 11 No. Whittlesey Ave., Wallingford, or to the Connecticut Hospice, 100 double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06450. 

Cecilia M. Wrinn 

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Cecilia M. Wrinn, 86, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Meriden, beloved wife of Norbert F. Wrinn, died Sunday, April 14, 2002 at the Mariner Health Center, Clearwater, Fla. 

Born Jan. 30, 1916 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Laura Charbonneau. Mrs. Wrinn was a resident of Meriden and for 30 years before moving to Florida. 

Besides her beloved husband of 63 years, she is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Patricia A. and Paul Mik Sr. of Meriden and Barbara Irace of Southington; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph F. and Mary Wrinn of Winchester, Mass.; six grandchildren, Paul Jr., David and Susan Mik, Patrick Wrinn, Alicia Irace and Nicole Gionet; six great-grandchildren, Emily, Seth, Keegan and Piper Mik, Jeffrey and Ashley Gionet; Mrs. Wrinn also leaves an aunt, Irene Thomas of Waterbury. She was predeceased by a grandson, Scott Unsworth, son of Barbara Irace; three brothers; and one sister. 

A memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 3, at 11 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Church. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Wallingford. Mrs. Wrinn's family respectfully request donations in her memory be made in the form of contributions to the Alzheimer's Association Southern Connecticut Chapter, 2911 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06518. The Stempien Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden is in charge of arrangements.


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