Miscellaneous New Haven County, CT Obituaries - 2001

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Wayne M. Huffstutler

The Porto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Wayne M. Huffstutler, of 153 Hilltop Lane, who died March 11. He was the husband of Ann Iovanna Huffstutler.

He is survived by daughters, Corinne Prodsky of West Haven, Debra Ledbetter of FL; sons, Frank Patricia Longobardi of Glastonbury, Ronald Huffstutler of Guilford; he was the brother of Virtle Paulson of WI and Bernard Huffstutler of AL; six grandchildren and a great-grandson. He was predeceased by Viola Durrant, Ernest and Harold Huffstutler. Burial was in Beaverdale Memorial Park.

Vinci A. Festa

The Monahan, Cox, Smith & Crimmins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Vinci Ann Festa, 58, of 200 Oak St., who died March 15. She was a waitress at the former Vinci Ann Sandwich Shop in West Haven for many years.

She is survived by a brother, Edward A. Festa Jr. of West Haven. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Frances C. R. Slavin

A graveside service was held for Frances C. Rafferty Slavin, 84, of 52 Templeton St., who died March 16. She was the widow of Bernard W. Slavin. She was a veteran of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps.

She is survived by a son, Jack Slavin of West Haven; daughters, Sue Geremia of Orange and Mary Ann Mariconde of West Haven and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Castiglione and a brother, Jack Rafferty. Burial with full military honors was in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Stanley J. Ciaburri

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Stanley James Ciaburri, 81, of 72 Hillside Ave., who died March 15. He was the husband of Rosalie Colomba Ciaburri. Prior to his retirement, he was an electronic technician for the former Hamden TV.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Patricia Esposito of Cheshire, Mary Sylvia of North Branford and Laura Fekete of Wallingford and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Gerald Anthony Ciaburri and brothers Anthony, Joseph, and Pasquale Ciaburri.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospital of St. Raphael Cardiac Care Unit, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven 06511. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Paul R. Kenestrict

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Paul R. Kenestrict, 78, of 601 Washington Ave., who died March 15. He was the husband of Josephine Kuminski Kenestrict. He was a service coordinator for Mack Truck for 42 years, retiring in 1989. He was an Army veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters Rose Boehm, Sharon Jennings and Dolores Tenedine of West Haven; sons, Paul R. Kenestrict, Jr. of St. John, U. S. Virgin Islands, Ronald Ted Kenestrict of IN, and Robert Kenestrict of MA; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sequassen Alumni Association, c/o Pat Morris, 210 Church St., West Haven 06516. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

John J. Walton

Morton’s Mortuary of Bridgeport was in charge of arrangements for John J. Walton, 21, of 14 Herman St., who died March 14. He was the son of John Bernard of West Haven and Nancy Walton of New Haven. He worked for the Adam Construction in New Haven and worked part time at the Omni Hotel.

Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Markell Hughes of New Haven; sisters, Cynthia and Javana Bernard of West Haven; his paternal grandmother, Mary Whitlow, in Alabama; his maternal grandmother, Edna Walton of Stratford; and his stepmother, Gwendolyn Bernard of West Haven. Burial was in Park Cemetery.

Richard F. Inclima

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Lawrence Church for Richard F. Inclima, 76, of Ruby Road, who died March 19. He was the widower of Elizabeth Suraci Inclima. He was a machine operator-leadman for the Burndy Corp. until retiring in 1986. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Link of West Haven; sons, Richard A. Inclima of Michigan, and David Inclima of West Haven; a brother, Dr. Alphonse Inclima of Orange; sisters, Genevieve Kronberg and Florence Manzi both of New Haven; and five grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to the St. Raphael Foundation, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven 06511or to St. Lawrence Church, 207 Main St., West Haven 06516. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary B. Berg

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Mary Brown Berg, 64, of 2 Hilltop Lane, who died March 19. She was the wife of Raymond L. Berg.

Other survivors include a son, Raymond L. Berg, Jr. of West Haven; sisters Betty Brenn of West Haven and Anne Gemmell of Southington; brothers William Brown of West Haven and Warren and Edward Brown, both of Palm Bay, FL; and four grandchildren. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Pascale

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church for Ralph Pascale, 89, of 12 Winfred St., who died March 20. He was the husband of Concetta Onofrio Pascale. Mr. Pascale was a part owner, ticket collector and head usher at the Forest Theater in West Haven. He was a Navy veteran. Besides his wife, he leaves sisters, Elizabeth Paone and Irene Terrazano of West Haven.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Church, 41 Alling St., West Haven 06516. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Iovanne Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Timothy E. Burke

The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Timothy E. Burke, 35, of 35 Rochdale Terrace, who died March 20. He was the son of John M. and Rita Avery Burke of West Haven. He was an assistant manager of Perfect Pets in Milford and the former owner of Milford Aquarium. He also was an assistant ranger at Boy Scout Camp Sequassen in Winsted.

Besides his parents, he leaves brothers, David M., John J. and Stephen A. Burke, all of West Haven, and Michael T. Burke of Ansonia; and sisters Jerrilyn Burke Dandelski of GA, and Kathleen Burke Sherrick of West Haven.

Memorial gifts may be made to Camp Sequassen Maintenance Committee, c/o Attorney Thomas J. Young, 754 Savin Ave., West Haven 06516.

Katherine F. Latella

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church for Katherine “Kitty” Ferrucci Latella, 90, of 271 Elm St., who died March 21. She was the widow of Anthony Latella. She was a seamstress for area dress companies until retiring in 1976.

She leaves daughters, Carol Latella Melillo of NJ, Joanne Latella Cobb of Guilford and Linda Latella Gargano of Madison; a sister, Pauline LaValle of Cheshire; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters Louise F. Caruso, Madeline and Jennie Matan; and brothers Edward, Frederick and Dominic Ferrucci.

Memorial gifts may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford 06405. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Eugenia A. Loznycky

A Mass was celebrated at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church for Eugenia Andreewa Loznycky, 75, at 101 Woodvale Road, who died March 23. She was the wife of Wasyl Loznycky. Before her retirement she worked for the former A.C. Gilbert Co. and then International Instruments.

She is survived by a son, Bill Loznycky Jr. of San Diego; and three grandsons. She was predeceased by a daughter, Ola Nagorski; four brothers and two sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Children of Chernobyl Relief Fund, 1358 Whalley Ave., New Haven 06515. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery. The J. Markiewicz & Sons Funeral Home of New Haven was in charge of arrangements.

Marguerite N. Carbone

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Marguerite Nutile Carbone, 82, of 151 Woodvale Road, who died March 18. She was the wife of Frank Carbone.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Dennis Carbone of LaQuinta, Calif., sisters Virginia Mattei and Madeline Iannucci of West Haven. She was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Iovanne Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

03/22/01

Penny Astaire

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Penny Astaire, 82, of 200 Oak St., who died March 4. She worked as a secretary for the New Haven Department of Health before she retired.

She is survived by a sister, Effie Pechewlys, of Pittsfield, MA. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Benas and a brother, Theodore Astaire.

Pasquale J. Sandacata

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John Vianney Church for Pasquale J. “Pat Sande” Sandacata, 86, of 193 West Walk, who died March 4. He was the husband of Augusta “Gussie” Gallio Sandacata. Before he retired in 1980, he was a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service in New Haven for 26 years and previously was a cutter for Royal Lounge Upholstery Co. of West Haven for 25 years. He was an Army veteran.

Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Patricia Lima of Calif; sons, Kenneth J. Sandacata of New Haven and Dennis Sandacata of Guilford; and a granddaughter. He was predeceased by brothers, Vincent and Leonard Sande.

Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford 06405. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Porto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Henrietta J. H. Reynolds

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Henrietta J. Hartman Reynolds, 90, of Strathmore Road, who died March 6. She was the widow of Leonard Reynolds. She was an inspector for the former United Elastic Company for 48 years, before retiring in 1976.

She leaves a brother, Harold Hartman of West Haven. She was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence Hartman. Burial was in St. Bernard’s Cemetery., The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Leslie W. D’Luhy

A Mass was celebrated at St. Augustine’s Church for Leslie W. D’Luhy, 80, of Donna Lane, who died March 4. He was the husband of Irene Hosko D’Luhy. He was a teacher for the Seymour school system prior to his retirement. He was a Navy veteran.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Leslie D’Luhy of Trumbull; a daughter, Irene Agostini of West Haven; three grandchildren and one great-grandson. Burial with full military honors was in Riverside Cemetery. The Anthony V. Chepulis Funeral Home of Seymour was in charge of arrangements.

Geronimo Vigio

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Geronimo Vigio, 76, of Second Avenue, who died March 5. He leaves a daughter, Wanda Vigio of New Haven; sons Jesus Vigio of West Haven and Roberto Vigio of New Haven; and two grandchildren.

Ann B. Choronzy

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church for Ann Boschen Choronzy, 79, of 59 Ivy St., who died March 7. She was the widow of Stanley W. Choronzy. She was employed as a nurse by Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Veterans Hospital in West Haven.

She is survived by a son, Stanley J. Choronzy of West Haven; a brother, Adolph Boschen, in Rhode Island; a sister, Evelyn Yeomans of California; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Church 100 Anniversary Fund, 9 Eld St., New Haven 06511 Burial was in All Saints Cemetery. The J. Markiewicz & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Zio G. Melandis

Services were held at St. Barbara’s Orthodox Church for Zio Gerasimindou Melandis, 84, of 76 Highland Court, who died March 10. She was the widow of Panagiotis Melandis. She was a seamstress for many years uniil her retirement.

She is survived by a son, John Melandis of West Haven and two grandsons. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange 06477. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Velma M. Conrad

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Velma Miller Conrad, who died March 9. She was the widow of Burton Conrad.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Frances Conrad of FL; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and a niece. She was predeceased by a son, Frederick Conrad. Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford 06405. Burial was in Beaverdale Memorial Cemetery.

Eleanor J. Kazmerzyk

A Memorial Mass was held at St. Peter’s Church for Eleanor Jane Kazmerzyk, 77, of York St., who died March 9. She was the widow of Edward Kazmerzyk.

She is survived by daughters, Donna S. Davis of Illinois and Fayne Ayres of West Haven; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Assoc., 45 Ash St,. East Hartford 06108 or Arbeiter Maenner Choir Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 26985, West Haven 06516. Burial was private. The Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Carmen Peregolise

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church for Carmen “Meno” Peregolise, 85, of 265 Washington Ave., who died March 14. He was the husband of Geraldine Dunlap Peregolise. He worked for the former Eastern Machine & Screw Co. of New Haven and in the maintenance department for the US Postal Service before retiring. He was an Army veteran.

Besides his wife, he leave sons Victor Peregolise of East Haven and Gerald Peregolise of Hamden; a brother, Michael Peregolise of New Haven; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters Susie Carrano, Rose Paolillo and Jennie Koseroski, and a brother, Pasquale Peregolise. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Porto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Stanford, Jr.

The Beecher & Bennett Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Robert Stanford, Jr., 43, of Birch St., who died March 14. He was formerly a machinist with Allied Signal in Stratford. He was a son of Robert Stanford, Sr. of Greenville, SC, and the late Josephine Viglione Stanford.

Other survivors include sisters Cynthia Thomas and Sandra Tomlinson, both of West Haven. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 127 Washington Ave., North Haven 06473.

Wayne M. Huffstutler

The Porto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Wayne M. Huffstutler, of 153 Hilltop Lane, who died March 11. He was the husband of Ann Iovanna Huffstutler.

He is survived by daughters, Corinne Prodsky of West Haven, Debra Ledbetter of FL; sons, Frank Patricia Longobardi of Glastonbury, Ronald Huffstutler of Guilford; he was the brother of Virtle Paulson of WI and Bernard Huffstutler of AL; six grandchildren and a great-grandson. He was predeceased by Viola Durrant, Ernest and Harold Huffstutler. Burial was in Beaverdale Memorial Park.

Shaneya N. Brown

The Jenkins-King Funeral Home of Ansonia was in charge of arrangements for Shaneya Nicole Brown, 20, of 2 Treat St., who died March 14. She was a daughter of Karen Brown of Ansonia and Ronald Swinton of Bridgeport. She was a teller for People’s Bank in the Stop & Shop Supermarket in Ansonia and a student at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son, D’Andre Brown of Ansonia; brother, James D. Brown and Darnell Cooks of Ansonia and Rondel Hicks and Dashawn Chappell of Bridgeport; sisters Charlice and Sheilah Brown and Charmane Cooks of Ansonia; her maternal grandparents, Charles and Eleanor Brown of Ansonia; and her paternal grandparents, Harriet Sharpt and Ulysee Swinton of Bridgeport.

Memorial contributions may be made to the D’Andre Brown Trust Fund, c/o People’s Bank, 200 Division St., Ansonia 06461.

Vinci A. Festa

The Monahan, Cox, Smith & Crimmins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Vinci Ann Festa, 58, of 200 Oak St., who died March 15. She was a waitress at the former Vinci Ann Sandwich Shop in West Haven for many years.

She is survived by a brother, Edward A. Festa Jr. of West Haven. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Frances C. R. Slavin

A graveside service was held for Frances C. Rafferty Slavin, 84, of 52 Templeton St., who died March 16. She was the widow of Bernard W. Slavin. She was a veteran of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps.

She is survived by a son, Jack Slavin of West Haven; daughters, Sue Geremia of Orange and Mary Ann Mariconde of West Haven and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Castiglione and a brother, Jack Rafferty. Burial with full military honors was in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Stanley J. Ciaburri

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Stanley James Ciaburri, 81, of 72 Hillside Ave., who died March 15. He was the husband of Rosalie Colomba Ciaburri. Prior to his retirement, he was an electronic technician for the former Hamden TV.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Patricia Esposito of Cheshire, Mary Sylvia of North Branford and Laura Fekete of Wallingford and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Gerald Anthony Ciaburri and brothers Anthony, Joseph, and Pasquale Ciaburri.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospital of St. Raphael Cardiac Care Unit, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven 06511. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Paul R. Kenestrict

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Paul R. Kenestrict, 78, of 601 Washington Ave., who died March 15. He was the husband of Josephine Kuminski Kenestrict. He was a service coordinator for Mack Truck for 42 years, retiring in 1989. He was an Army veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters Rose Boehm, Sharon Jennings and Dolores Tenedine of West Haven; sons, Paul R. Kenestrict Jr. of St. John, U. S. Virgin Islands, Ronald Ted Kenestrict of IN, and Robert Kenestrict of MA; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sequassen Alumni Association, c/o Pat Morris, 210 Church St., West Haven 06516. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

03/15/01

James S. Brockett

The New Haven Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements for James S. Brockett, 85, of 35 White St., who died Feb. 28. He was the husband of Lucy Dioro Brockett. He was a shipping foreman for the Pond Lily Co.

He leaves a son, Paul V. Brockett, Sr. of Niantic; a daughter, Mary Anne Hawkes of East Haven; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, John Brockett, and sisters Irene Brockett, Thelma Webster and Mary Smithkowski.

Kenneth L. Willms

The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Kenneth L. Willms, 79, of Bayshore Drive, who died March 2. He was the husband of Lillian Velush Willms. He was an aircraft mechanic for the former American Overseas Airlines and an auto mechanic for Tony’s Auto Service in New Haven. He was a veteran of the Army Air Forces.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Elliot L. Willms of New Haven. He was predeceased by a brother, George Willms.

Morgan J. Robertson

The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Morgan J. Robertson, 91, of Savin Avenue, who died March 2. He was the widower of Emily Miller Robertson. He retired from the Marlin Firearms Co.

Survivors include sons Walter J. Robertson of West Haven and John M. Robertson of Milford; daughters Barbara Sharron and Mary Ellen Robertson of Bristol; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1004, Meriden 06450.

Josephine P. Crosslind

A service was conducted at St. John’s By the Sea for Josephine Pospesil Crosslind, 94, of Michigan, and formerly of West Haven, who died March 1. She was the widow of Oliver J. Crossland. She was secretary to the vice-president of the Seamless Rubber Co. and later worked at Amoco Oil Co. and the Haven Advertising Co.

She is survived by a son, William J. Crossland of Michigan; a sister, Louise Miller of West Haven; a brother, Edward Pospesil, Sr. of North Haven and a granddaughter. She was predeceased by sisters Marie “Maimi” Cook, Mildred Prindle, Anna Deninger, Carolyn Griesing and Bertha Miller and brothers, Charles and Arthur Pospesil and Stanley Clark.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford 06472. The Beecher & Bennett-Taylor Funeral Home of West Haven was in charge of arrangements.

Antonette DiBianco

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church for Antonette DiBianco, 92, of Campbell Ave., who died March 3. She was a seamstress for Hamilton and Co. for 35 years, retiring in 1980.

She leaves nephews Stephen A. Grammatico of Middlebury and Joseph Grammatico of Derby and a niece, Josephine Severino of Scituate, MA. She was predeceased by a brother, Ralph DiBianco and Lena Grammatico.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Church, 41 Alling St., West Haven 06516. Burial was in St. Bernard’s Cemetery. The Beecher and Bennett-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Emmanuel Loukakes

Services were held at St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church for Emmanuel “Manny” Loukakes, 53, of 768 Main Street, who died March 2. He was the son of Poppy Dabakis Loukakes and the late John E Loukakes.

He is survived by a brother, James Loukakes; and sisters, Barbara Kieslick and Joanne DiMeola.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Barbara Church Building Fund, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange CT 06477. The Celentano Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Antoinette M. McGowan

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Ann’s Church in Hamden for Antoinette Marchetti McGowan, 73, of 44 Ida Lane, who died March 3. She was the widow of Charles McGowan.

She is survived by sisters, Marie Mongillo and Minnie Parente of Hamden, Gina Nunziata of New Haven; a brother, Frank Marchetti of New Haven; two stepdaughters; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Esther Santomassimo and Josephine Laudano and a brother, Louis Marchetti. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Association, P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford CT 06492. The Peter Torello & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Judith V. C. Caprio

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church for Judith V. Cusanelli Caprio, 77, of 15 Simon Place, who died March 5. She was the wife of Joseph L. Caprio. Prior to her retirement, she was an assembler with the Sargent Co. and previously worked for the former Paramount Theater in New Haven.

Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, JoAnne Caprio of East Haven; brother, Martin “Butch” Cusanelli of East Haven and Joseph Cusanelli of Orange. She was predeceased by a sister, Rita Cusanellia and brothers Anthony, George, Michael and Dominic Cusanelli.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Church, 41 Alling St., West Haven 06516. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Porto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gary Malanson

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Lawrence Church for Gary Malanson, 42, of 239 Union Avenue, who died March 5. He was previously employed by Corometrics of Wallingford and was an electronic technician for CAS Medical in Branford.

He leaves brothers, Martin Malanson of West Haven, Michael Malanson of Guilford and Peter Malanson of Madison. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Penny Astaire

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Penny Astaire, 82, of 200 Oak St., who died March 4. She worked as a secretary for the New Haven Department of Health before she retired.

She is survived by a sister, Effie Pechewlys, of Pittsfield, MA. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Benas and a brother, Theodore Astaire.

Pasquale J. Sandacata

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John Vianney Church for Pasquale J. “Pat Sande” Sandacata, 86, of 193 West Walk, who died March 4. He was the husband of Augusta “Gussie” Gallio Sandacata. Before he retired in 1980, he was a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service in New Haven for 26 years and previously was a cutter for Royal Lounge Upholstery Co. of West Haven for 25 years. He was an Army veteran.

Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Patricia Lima of Calif; sons, Kenneth J. Sandacata of New Haven and Dennis Sandacata of Guilford; and a granddaughter. He was predeceased by brothers, Vincent and Leonard Sande.

Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford 06405. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Porto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Henrietta J. H. Reynolds

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Henrietta J. Hartman Reynolds, 90, of Strathmore Road, who died March 6. She was the widow of Leonard Reynolds. She was an inspector for the former United Elastic Company for 48 years, before retiring in 1976.

She leaves a brother, Harold Hartman of West Haven. She was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence Hartman. Burial was in St. Bernard’s Cemetery., The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Leslie W. D’Luhy

A Mass was celebrated at St. Augustine’s Church for Leslie W. D’Luhy, 80, of Donna Lane, who died March 4. He was the husband of Irene Hosko D’Luhy. He was a teacher for the Seymour school system prior to his retirement. He was a Navy veteran.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Leslie D’Luhy of Trumbull; a daughter, Irene Agostini of West Haven; three grandchildren and one great-grandson. Burial with full military honors was in Riverside Cemetery. The Anthony V. Chepulis Funeral Home of Seymour was in charge of arrangements.

Geronimo Vigio

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Geronimo Vigio, 76, of Second Avenue, who died March 5. He leaves a daughter, Wanda Vigio of New Haven; sons Jesus Vigio of West Haven and Roberto Vigio of New Haven; and two grandchildren.

Ann B. Choronzy

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church for Ann Boschen Choronzy, 79, of 59 Ivy St., who died March 7. She was the widow of Stanley W. Choronzy. She was employed as a nurse by Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Veterans Hospital in West Haven.

She is survived by a son, Stanley J. Choronzy of West Haven; a brother, Adolph Boschen, in Rhode Island; a sister, Evelyn Yeomans of California; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Church 100 Anniversary Fund, 9 Eld St., New Haven 06511 Burial was in All Saints Cemetery. The J. Markiewicz & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

03/08/01

Edward Trenchard

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Edward Trenchard, 59, of 690 Jones Hll Road, who died Feb. 17. He was the son of Edward and Shirley Kuhn Trenchard of West Haven. He was a design engineer for Subway of Milford. He was a Marine Corps veteran.

Besides his parents, he leaves sons James and Scott Trenchard, both in California, and brother John Trenchard of West Haven and Gerry Grasso, in FL. He was predeceased by a brother, Walter Trenchard. Burial was private.

Laura J. Pedone

A Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church for Laura Jean Pedone, 43, of 97 Union Ave., who died Feb 23. She was retired from the U.S. Postal Service in New Haven.

She is survived by sisters, Elizabeth M. Cenotti, Maureen Cacioppo and Patricia E. Pedone, all of West Haven, and Jeannine R. Pedone of New Haven; and brothers, Edward L. Pedone of East Haven, Michael C. Pedone Sr. of West Haven and Kevin J. Pedone, Sr. of Hamden.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford 06492. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Olga Krill

The Lupinski Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Olga Krill, 83, of Harborview Manor, who died Feb. 23. She was a keypunch clerk for the former New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad for 18 years.

She is survived by a brother, Walter Krill of Wallingford. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 188, North Haven 06473. Burial was in Beaverdale Memorial Cemetery.

Harriet Martins-Tavares

The Jenkins-King Funeral Home in Ansonia was in charge of arrangements for Harriet Leola Martins-Tavares, 92, of 571 Third Ave., who died Feb. 25. She was the widow of Andre Martins-Tavares. She had worked for the Hershey Metal Co. of Ansonia and was a nurse’s aide at the former Grace-New Haven Hospital.

She leaves a son, Andrew Martin of Seymour; daughters, Virginia H. Perry of Ansonia and Joyce D. Girard and Barbara C. Wright of West Haven; sisters, Constance Lopes of Ansonia, Carolyn Williams of Heathrow, FL, Delores Brooks of West Haven and Christine Bhatti of East Haven; 40 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Gerald Martin-Tavares; a daughter, Harriet Parks, and two sisters.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2911 Dixwell Ave., Hamden 06518.

John d. Muller

The Beecher-Bennett Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for John D. Muller, 67, of 165 Kelsey Ave., who died Feb. 25. He owned Jalierd Developers. He was a Navy veteran.

He leaves a sister, Viola Shwab of Madison. Memorial donations may be made to the Brakettes Museum, Building Fund, c/o Robert Beard, 1185 Londonshire Road, Stratford 06615. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Lillian D. Darling

A graveside service was held for Lillian Dewey Darling, 78, of Martin Street, who died Feb. 23. She was the widow of Frank Darling.

She leaves a son, Frank Little of West Haven; a daughter, Joan Duplessie of East Haven; a sister, Cora Daley, in Puerto Rico; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford 06405. Burial was in Beaverdale Memorial Cemetery. The Monahan Cox, Smith and Crimmins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Davis A. Rapuano

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Lawrence Church for Davis A. Rapuano of 187 White St., who died Feb. 25. He was the husband of Laura Proto Rapuano.

He is survived by a son, Matthew Rapuano of Branford; daughters, Deborah Aiello of East Haven, Danielle DelMoro of West Haven; a sister, Phyllis Spinnato; brothers, Kilburn Dean and Kenneth Dorman and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Yurczyk.

Memorial contributions may be made to West Haven Little League, c/o Bill, 245 Main St., East Haven. Burial was private. The Maresca & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mae B. Campbell

The Wade Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mae Belle Campbell, 61, of 2B Glade St., who died Feb. 27. She was the wife of Andrew Campbell.

Other survivors include a son, Kevin Campbell of Middletown; daughters Shawn Campbell of West Haven, Anne Oliver, Pam Akpuda and April of North Carolina; a brother, William Gissendaner of FL; a sister Willie Belle Tate of Detroit; and 11 grandchildren.

Ralph Ricca

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Ralph Ricca, 75, of 48 Claudia Drive, who died Feb. 28. He was the husband of Carmela “Connie” Lombardi Ricca. For 26 years he owned Ricca’s Gulf Service in New Haven, and later worked for Yale-New Haven Hospital until retiring in 1990.

Besides his wife, survivors include daughters, Patricia Drezek of Meriden and Janet Ricca-Rinella of West Haven; brothers Vincent Ricca of New Haven and Joseph Ricca of Georgia; two grandsons, and a great-granddaughter. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Shirley A. M. Perrotti

The Clancy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Shirley Ann Maher Perrotti, 67, of 116 Main St., who died Feb. 27.

She is survived by a son, Frank Perrotti of Bethany; daughters Colleen DeGennaro of Orange, Bonnie DelSanto and Margaret Cifarelli, both of Woodbridge, Donna Micanovic of Bethany and Maryellen Calandro of East Haven; a brother, John Maher of Branford; sisters Joan Mason of East Haven, Dorothy Lorusso of Woodbridge and Carol Patz of Clinton; and 14 grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, James Maher, and sisters Helen Brandt and Elizabeth Clark.

Memorial gifts may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford 06405.

James S. Brockett

The New Haven Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements for James S. Brockett, 85, of 35 White St., who died Feb. 28. He was the husband of Lucy Dioro Brockett. He was a shipping foreman for the Pond Lily Co.

He leaves a son, Paul V. Brockett, Sr. of Niantic; a daughter, Mary Anne Hawkes of East Haven; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, John Brockett, and sisters Irene Brockett, Thelma Webster and Mary Smithkowski.

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Hulda Klaussner

The New Haven Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements for Hulda Klaussner, 79, of 65 Robart St,. who died Feb. 14. She was the widow of Hans Klaussner.

She leaves daughters Erika Powers of Milford, Annemarie Nefford and Edeltraud Skaggs of West Haven; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford 06405.

Antoinette Consorte

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Antoinette Consorte, of 39 Wagner Place, who died Feb. 16. She was the widow of Matteo “Matty” Consorte.

She is survived by sons, Louis, Frank and Joseph Consorte, all of West Haven; a brother, Salvatore Pomarico of North Haven; a sister, Frances Cosenza of Wallingford; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brothers, John and Alphonse Pomarico, a sister, Mary Bellentone and a great-grandson, Joseph Perrone. In 1932, she along with her husband started West End Market, a family operated meat and grocery store until her retirement in 1987.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, South Central CT Chapter, 2911 Dixwell Avenue, No. 104, Hamden CT 06518. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Joseph F. Gentile

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John Vianney Church for Joseph F. Gentile, 43, of 265 Washington Ave., who died Feb. 16. He was the son of Joseph A. and Carmela Shirley Gentile of West Haven. He was a certified nurse’s aide at the Seacrest Nursing and Retirement Center.

Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Lisa G. Wyman of Milford. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth A. Crossland

The Beecher & Bennett-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Kenneth A. Crossland, 87, of King Street, who died Feb. 15. He was the widower of Doris Contois Crossland. Before his retirement, he was a machine operator at the former Raybestos of Stratford. He was an Army veteran.

He is survived by sisters Lillian Kroll of Glastonbury and Jeanette Hamilton of Southbury. He was predeceased by sisters Marion Dudley, Vivian Eastwood, Alice Willis and Victoria Williams, and a brother, Oliver Crossland. Burial with full military honors was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Robert H. Ruthemann

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Robert H. Ruthemann, 82, of Linwood Street, who died Feb. 15. He was the husband of Alice Kuchyt Ruthemann. He worked for the United Illuminating Co. for 43 years, retiring in 1982. He was an Army Air Forces veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Lynda L. Sutcliffe of West Haven, Mary Ann Cyr of Clinton and Roberta L. Preiss, in Florida; sisters Evelyn Reid of West Haven and Marjorie Shorb, in Florida; five grandchildren and a great-grandson. He was predeceased by a brother, Frederick J. Ruthemann.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Memorial and Honor Program, 501 Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Cushion

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangement for Robert Cushion, 70, of 58 Putney Drive, who died Feb. 17. He was the husband of Jeanne Cavanaugh Cushion. He was a shipping department supervisor for Bridgeport Brass prior to retiring.

Besides his wife, he leaves sons Kevin Daniel Cushion of West Haven; a sister, Dorothy Riccio, in California; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, George Cushion and sisters Marie Gillotti and Irene Wyllie.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinsons Disease Association, 27 Allendale Drive, North Haven, 06473.

Jean B.T. Podlisny

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church for Jean Bryzgiel Tomczyk Podlisny, 83, of 1187 Campbell Ave., who died Feb. 16. She was an operations manager for the former Eastman Dillman Brokerage House in Bridgeport.

She leaves daughters Barbara Hinderliter of Twentynine Palms, Calif., Judith Battaglino of Westport, Patricia Norton of East Haddam, Joan Tomczyk of Brooklyn, NY, Michele Peckingham of Wethersfield, Mary Wenzel of Calif., and Elizabeth Malden of FL; sisters Anna Biela and Jessie Jason of West Haven; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Palmieri

A Mass was celebrated at Holy Infant Church for Joseph Palmieri, 89, of 265 Argyle Road, who died Feb. 17. He was the widower of Ann Annunziata Palmieri. He was a crane operator for Detroit Steel for 26 years, retiring in 1974.

He leaves a daughter, Lorena Capone of Orange; a brother, James Palmieri of Southington; sisters, Anna Maddalena and Mary Izzo of Southington; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers Salvatore and Alphonse Palmieri and sisters, Jessie Lavorgna and Julie Dabbraccio.

Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Grace J. Jones

A Memorial Mass was celebrated at St. Louis Church for Grace J. Jones, 79, of 80 Claudia Drive, who died Feb. 17. She was the widow of Edmund Jones. She had worked for the city of West Haven.

She leaves a son, Stanley Grudzinski of East Haven; sisters, Mona LaMaire of West Haven and Patricia Duncan, in Texas; brothers Willis Lisa of ME, and John Stout, in PA; and a granddaughter. She was predeceased by five sisters and a brother. The Lester Gee Funeral Home of Bridgeport was in charge of arrangements.

Louis C. DeMennato

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Louis C. DeMennato, 88,l of Jones Hill Road, who died Feb. 20. He was the husbandof Julia Gale DeMennato. He worked in men’s clothing sales for the former Besse Richey, Rogers Peet and Kennedys clothing stores until he retired in 1970.

Besides his wife, he leaves daughters Elizabeth Miller of Orange, Rosemary Renda of Middlebury, Barbara DeMennato of Southbury; a sister, Marie Mazzacane of FL; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Paul DeMennato.

Memorial contributions may be made to Glendale Resident Recreation Fund, Glendale Center, 4 Hazel Ave., Naugatuck 06770 or to the Waterbury Hospital, 64 Robbins St., Waterbury 06708. Burial was in Orange Center Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Edward Trenchard

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Edward Trenchard, 59, of 690 Jones Hll Road, who died Feb. 17. He was the son of Edward and Shirley Kuhn Trenchard of West Haven. He was a design engineer for Subway of Milford. He was a Marine Corps veteran.

Besides his parents, he leaves sons James and Scott Trenchard, both in California, and brother John Trenchard of West Haven and Gerry Grasso, in FL. He was predeceased by a brother, Walter Trenchard. Burial was private.

Laura J. Pedone

A Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church for Laura Jean Pedone, 43, of 97 Union Ave., who died Feb 23. She was retired from the U.S. Postal Service in New Haven.

She is survived by sisters, Elizabeth M. Cenotti, Maureen Cacioppo and Patricia E. Pedone, all of West Haven, and Jeannine R. Pedone of New Haven; and brothers, Edward L. Pedone of East Haven, Michael C. Pedone Sr. of West Haven and Kevin J. Pedone, Sr. of Hamden.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford 06492. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Olga Krill

The Lupinski Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Olga Krill, 83, of Harborview Manor, who died Feb. 23. She was a keypunch clerk for the former New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad for 18 years.

She is survived by a brother, Walter Krill of Wallingford. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 188, North Haven 06473. Burial was in Beaverdale Memorial Cemetery.


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