Miscellaneous New Haven County, CT Obituaries - 2001

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Angelina Lamberto-Grillo

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church for Angelina Lena Lamberto-Grillo, 79, of 13 George St., who died May 11. She was the widow of John Thomas Grillo, Sr. She was a sewing operator for Duckster Sportswear until retiring in 1985.

She leaves daughters Christina Marie Grillo and Barbara Ann Daniele of West Haven; a son, John Thomas Grillo, Jr., in New York; a sister, Florence Aversa of Brooklyn NY; a brother, Augustine “George” Lamberto of FL; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Grace Cordone Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

George Mitchell

A funeral service was celebrated at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church for George Mitchell, 90, of 31 Seaview Ave., who died May 23. He was the husband of Sophie Morris Mitchell. He was a chef for the former Edw. Malley Co. before retiring.

Besides his wife, he leaves daughters Mary Ann Angelopoulous of North Haven and Helen Proestakis of Clinton; sisters Presvetera Eleni Spanos of Agia Varvara, Cyprus, and Cleo Georgiou of Adelaide, Australia; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Katerina Violaris, and brothers Christos and Andreas Ellina.

Memorial gifts may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orothodox Church, 4070 Park Ave., Bridgeport 06602, or Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford 06405. Burial was in Beaverdale Memorial Cemetery. The Celantano Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jonathan A. Suraci

The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Jonathan A. Suraci, 47, of 104 Rangely St., who died May 22. He was the husband of Toni Nappi Suraci. He was a former schoolteacher.

Besides his wife, he leaves daughters Winnie Suraci of Clinton and Betsy Suraci McMinn of West Haven; and brothers Dominick B. Suraci of Bethany, Bruno P. Suraci of North Haven and Timothy T. Suraci of West Haven. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Charles F. Grabarek

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Charles Francis Grabarek, 46, of Great Circle Road, who died May 23. He was a teacher for many years at the Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School in New Haven.

He leaves sisters Linda Sousa of West Hartford, Daryl Grabarek of New York City and Cate Grabarek of Manchester; and his companion, Barbara Ruzanski of Colchester. Burial was private. The Cody-White Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Dabbraccio

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Lawrence Church for Joseph Dabbraccio, 86, of 200 Oak St., who died May 22. He was a milk wholesaler for Brock Hall Dairy for 35 years before retiring. He was an Army veteran.

He leaves daughters Barbara Longobardi of Branford an Laura Lombardi of PA; a sister, Jeanette Fiorillo, in FL; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Lucy Dabbraccio and brothers Frank “Babe” James, Constantine “Gus” and Nick Dabbraccio. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Augusto J. Tedesco

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Augusto J. Tedesco, 49, of 141 Benham Hill Road, who died May 23. He was a bus driver for Bayer Pharmaceuticals.

He leaves daughters Lisa Marie and Amie Elizabeth Tedesco of West Haven. Memorial gifts may be made to the Lisa and Amie Tedesco Educational Fund, c/o Susan Dangle, 52 Harding Ave., West Haven. Burial was in Beaverdale Cemetery. The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Russell S. Diakun

The New Haven Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements for Russell S. Diakun, 85, of 200 Elm St., who died May 22. He was the husband of Stella Jablonski Diakun. He was a salesman. He was an Army veteran.

Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Joan King of Wallingford; a son, Phil Diakun in Arizona; a grandchild and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford 06405.

William E. Redfield

The Beecher & Bennett-Seth Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for William Edward Redfield, 54, of 690 Jones Hill Road, who died May 19. He was the Internet sales manager for Bob Thomas Ford of Hamden. He also was a yacht broker.

He leaves a daughter, Dawn Corry Redfield of Norwalk; a stepdaughter, Amy Quinlan of VT; a stepson, John Bernhardt of Clearwater, FL; a sister, Linda Redfiled Bakke of MI; and a grandson.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Masonic Charity Foundation, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford 06492.

Herbert Johnson

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Herbert Johnson, 62, of 101 Morgan Lane, who died May 20. He was the husband of Barbara Lowery Johnson and a son of Esther Johnson of West Haven and the late Herbert Johnson. He owned and operated Bar-J Trucking Co. He was a Navy veteran.

Besides his wife and mother, He leaves a daughter, Sandra Johnson of West Haven; a brother, Ronald Johnson of West Haven; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Ricky Johnson. Burial was in Beaverdale Cemetery.

Mary B. Carnevale

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Mary Botti Carnevale, 88, of 286 Platt Ave., who died May 23. She was the widow of Joseph M. Carnevale. Before her retirement, she was a credit manager for the New Haven Credit Bureau, where she worked for 25 years.

She is survived by sons Richard H. Carnevale of Old Saybrook and Gerald J. Carnevale of Orange; a daughter, Louise M. Carnevale of Cheshire; and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters, Linda Cistoldi, Jean Weber, Rose Gagliardi, Eleanor Alexander and Margaret Shaunessy. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Steven S. Castracane

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Stephen S. Castracane, 81, of 25 Bellevue Ave., who died May 24. He was the widower of Alice Napoliton Castracane. Prior to his retirement, he was a bricklayer and business agent for Local 6, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman. He was an Army Air Forces veteran.

He is survived by daughters Cheryl Ferris of West Haven and Diane Abbatiello of Orange; a son, Stephen Castracane of Guilford; sisters Henrietta Rourke and Lucille Stock of West Haven; six grandchildren and a great- grandchild. He was predeceased by a sister, Candide Bachiocchi; and brothers Arnold and Joseph Castracane.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Association Connecticut Chapter, 27 Allendale Drive, North Haven 06473. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy E. Brache

The Oak Grove Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements for Dorothy Edwards Brache, 75, of 149 West Walk, who died May 8. She was the widow of Carl Brache. She was an office clerk for the former Western Electric before retiring.

She leaves a son, John A. Young III of West Haven and a grandson.

Thomas H. Oakes

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Lawrence Church for Thomas Hubert Oakes, 60, formerly of West Haven, who died May 5. He was a foreman for Kaufmann Construction Corp. He was a Navy veteran.

He leaves a daughter, Patricia M. Oakes of Cheshire; brothers Robert Oakes of San Diego and Richard Oakes of West Haven; and three grandchildren. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Sisk Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Esther B. Tirollo

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John Vianney Church for Esther Barile Tirollo, 94, of 55 East Avenue, who died May 2. She was the widow of Vito A. Tirollo. Before she retired in 1972, she was an inspector for the former Seamless Rubber Co. of New Haven for many years.

She leaves daughters, Jane Tirollo, Marie Ulles, Antoinette DeLucca and Patricia Riccio, all of West Haven; a son, Nicholas Magliulo of East Haven; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by daughters, Lucille Tirollo and Gloria Brewster; and sisters Nancy DeStefano and Stella Nastri.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Raphael Foundation, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven 06511. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Porto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Angelina Lamberto-Grillo

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church for Angelina Lena Lamberto-Grillo, 79, of 13 George St., who died May 11. She was the widow of John Thomas Grillo, Sr. She was a sewing operator for Duckster Sportswear until retiring in 1985.

She leaves daughters Christina Marie Grillo and Barbara Ann Daniele of West Haven; a son, John Thomas Grillo, Jr., in New York; a sister, Florence Aversa of Brooklyn NY; a brother, Augustine “George” Lamberto of FL; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Grace Cordone Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Edward Willman

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Edward Willman, 81, of 116 Main st., who died May 12. He was the husband of Mildred Corbett Willman. He owned and operated Earth Restoration in New Haven until retiring. He was an Army veteran.

Besides his wife, he leaves a sister, Wilamena “Billie” Poretta of New London and brothers Franklin and Lindy Willman, in California. He was predeceased by a brother, Frederick Willman.

Jean C. Simone

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Jean C. Simone, 93, of 224 Elm St., who die May 11.

She leaves a son, William Simone of West Haven and a sister, Emilie Fertiguena of Milford. She was predeceased by a sister, Carmel Ardolino and brothers Pat and Frank Cascioli.

Marian B. Clifford

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Lawrence Church for Marian Brogan Clifford, 80, of 428 Union Ave., who died May 16. She was the widow of Harold M. Clifford. She was a service representative for SNET before retiring.

She leaves sons, Brother William Clifford of New York City and Patrick J. Clifford of West Haven; a daughter, Mary Clifford Laucks of West Haven; and two grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Notre Dame High School Loyalty and Endowment Fund, 24 Ricardo St., West Haven 06516; or St. Lawrence School, 231 Main St., West Haven 06516. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William A Holley, Sr.

The Bell Funeral Home in New Haven was in charge of arrangements for William A. Holley, Sr., 76, of 317 Spring St., who died May 10. He was a retired contractor. He was an Army veteran.

Besides his wife, he leaves sons Kenneth and Bruce Holley in New York; brothers Edward and Dennie Holley in FL, and Ellis Holley, in North Carolina; a sister, Marie Bradley, in New York; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, William Holley Jr., and a sister, Doris Holley.

Maria C. DeAngelo

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Maria Cerrato DeAngelo, 76, of 153 Bull Hill Lane, who died May 1. She worked in the meat department at Stop & Shop in Orange until retiring in 1997.

She leaves daughters Cherie Adamczyk and Gloria DePalma of West Haven; a son, Richard DeAngelo of East Haven; brother William and Joseph DeMaio in FL; eight grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by brothers Jerald and Anthony Cerrato; and sisters Alda Kersten and Rose Marie Cerrato.

John Volosevich

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for John Volosevich, 84, of 135 Hemlock St., who died May 1. He was the husband of Mary Daponte Volosevich. He was a sheet metal worker for 30 years, retiring in 1984.

Besides his wife, he leaves a sister, Anna Goodmaster of West Haven. He was predeceased by sisters Helen Palazzi and Mary Volosevich. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Donald K. Tower

The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Donald K. Tower, 41, who died April 20. He was the son of Steve C. and Karen A. Miller of FL and the late Donald K. Tower Sr.

He is also survived by a son, Jason Tower of FL; sisters, Patti Mongillo of Westbrook, Karen Netherland of MN and Donna Kendrick of Old Saybrook; and a brother, Stephen J. Miller of the U.S. Army. He was a Marine Corp veteran and worked as a tool designer and machinist. A private service was held at East Lawn Cemetery, East Haven.

Cecile R. Pare

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Louis Church for Cecile Rocheleau Pare, 89, of Atwater Street, who died May 3. She was the widow of Louis P. Pare. She was a meat packer at the First National Stores until retiring.

Survivors include daughters Cecile L. Pare and Lucille Sayers of West Haven; a son, Richard Pare of CA; a sister, Bernadette Leddy of West Haven; a brother, Gerald Rocheleau of MA; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Theresa Pare, a son, Louis A. Pare; sisters Irene Orlia and Theresa Bimonte; and brothers Ted Rocheleau and Father Joseph Rocheleau.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Office of Radio and Television, c/o Archdiocese of Hartford, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect 06712; or Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford 06405. Burial wasin St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Hodgkinson

The Beecher & Bennett –Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Florence Shirley Ryan Hodgkinson, 84, of Colonial Boulevard, who died May 5. She was the widow of Robert W. Hodgkinson. She was a hairdresser at the former Taft Hotel.

She leaves sons David Hodgkinson of FL; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Orange Land Trust Fund, 433 Prudden Lane, Orange 06477, or the West Haven Public Library, 674 Washington Ave., West Haven 06516. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Marie D. Perno

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church for Marie Denos Perno, 77, of First Avenue, who died May 8. She was the widow of Frank Perno and a daughter of Margaret Zullo Denos and the late Andrew Denos.

Besides her mother, she leaves daughters Laurie Ann Perno of West Haven, Frances Kelly of Branford and Roseann Logiodice of Guilford; a sister, Lucy Bouchard of Milford; and seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, John Denos.

Memorial gifts may be made to the SCCAA, c/o Alzheimer’s Respite Care Program, 201 Nobel St., West Haven 06516. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. The Porto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn R. Gould

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church for Evelyn R. Gould, 89, of 1187 Campbell Ave., who died May 6. She was the wife of Warren J. Gould Sr. She worked for American Linen Supply for 40 years before retiring.

Besides her husband, she leaves a son Warren J. Gould, Jr. of Branford; a daughter, Marjorie Praskievicz of Cheshire; a sister, Mary Maltese of West Haven; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters Julie Fusco, Florence and Filomena Panza, Louise Romano and Margaret Adamo and brothers Charles, Leo, and Anthony Ardolino. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

John Benas

A funer service was celebrated at St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church for John Benas, 88, of 55 Rochdale Terrace, who died May 8. He was the widower of Cleo Angelos Benas. He was a chef for Basil’s Restaurant in New Haven and later Mike’s Duchess Diner before retiring.

He leaves sons, Harry Benas of TX, and Jack Benas of West Haven; daughters Ann O’Connell of Hamden and Daphne Benas of West Haven; brothers Steve Benas of NY, and Theodore and Frank Benas of Greece; sisters Irene Soteri and Marigouls Markouis of Athens; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, George Benas.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Barbara’s Church, 480 RaceBrook Road, Orange 06477. Burial was in Beaverdale Memorial Cemetery. The Sisk Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy E. Brache

The Oak Grove Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements for Dorothy Edwards Brache, 75, of 149 West Walk, who died May 8. She was the widow of Carl Brache. She was an office clerk for the former Western Electric before retiring.

She leaves a son, John A. Young III of West Haven and a grandson.

Thomas H. Oakes

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Lawrence Church for Thomas Hubert Oakes, 60, formerly of West Haven, who died May 5. He was a foreman for Kaufmann Construction Corp. He was a Navy veteran.

He leaves a daughter, Patricia M. Oakes of Cheshire; brothers Robert Oakes of San Diego and Richard Oakes of West Haven; and three grandchildren. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Sisk Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Esther B. Tirollo

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John Vianney Church for Esther Barile Tirollo, 94, of 55 East Avenue, who died May 2. She was the widow of Vito A. Tirollo. Before she retired in 1972, she was an inspector for the former Seamless Rubber Co. of New Haven for many years.

She leaves daughters, Jane Tirollo, Marie Ulles, Antoinette DeLucca and Patricia Riccio, all of West Haven; a son, Nicholas Magliulo of East Haven; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by daughters, Lucille Tirollo and Gloria Brewster; and sisters Nancy DeStefano and Stella Nastri.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Raphael Foundation, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven 06511. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Porto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Naomie E. Moore

The Beecher & Bennett-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Naomie E. Moore, 26, of 951 First Ave., who died April 21. She was the daughter of John and Kathy Moore Nutley of West Haven. She was an X-ray technician at the Orthopedic Specialty Group of Fairfield.

Besides her parents, she is survived by a daughter, Cayla Moore of West Haven and sisters Dawn Moore and Alijah Nutley of West Haven.

Rose Jones

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Rose “Dolly” Jones, 86, of Terrace Avenue, who died April 21. She was the widow of Frank J. Jones.

She is survived by a daughter, Eleanor Bonfiglio of West Haven; a sister, Florence Candido of Stamford; brothers William and John Rose, both of Stamford; three grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by brothers Michael, Nick, Joseph and Paul Rose. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Milford.

Skyler Smullen

The Cody-White Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Skyler Smullen, of First Avenue, who died April 21. He was the newborn son of Leigh-Ann Quigley and William Smullen.

Besides his parents, he leaves his maternal grandparents, Kathy Wu and John Quigley of Milford, and his paternal grandparents, Donna and Steven Smullen of West Haven. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery of Milford.

Anna C. McMinn

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church for Anna Collier McMinn, 71, of West Haven, who died April 24. She was the widow of William A. McMinn.

She leaves sons William E. McMinn of Colchester and James T. McMinn of West Haven; daughters Doreen M. Longley and Dorothy M. Meeker of West Haven; sisters Dorothy Wiley of Milford, Marilyn Eaton and Shirley Tranquilli of West Haven, Eleanor Burns of New Haven and Millicent Briggs of East Haven; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Cheryl Longley, a brother, Edwin Collier Jr. and sisters Irene Collier and Veronica Strosnick. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth P. Blasczyk

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church for Elizabeth “Bette” Perry Blasczyk, 78,of 73 Alling St. Ext., who died April 23. She was the widow of Stanley J. “Mishky” Blasczyk, Jr. She worked for St. Paul’s Church for 27 years.

She leaves sons Ronald Blasczyk of West Haven and James Blasczyk of Wallingford; sister May Clarke of FL, and Rose Iovene of East Haven; and seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Stanley J. Blasczyk II; brothers Tony, Joe, John, Manny and Francis Perry and a sister, Marge Homer. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Salvatore F. Amatruda

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John Vianney Church for Salvatore Fuoco Amatruda, 87, of 72 Leete St., who died April 28. He worked for the family owned West Shore Cleaners for many years, prior to his retirement.

He is survived by sisters Carmel Lombardozzi of West Haven, with whom he resided, Joan Vendetti and Nancy Vozza of West Haven and Gloria Farina of FL; brothers Albert Fuoco of FL, and Dino Fuoco of New Haven. He was predeceased by brothers Frank Amatruda and Armand and Michael Fuoco. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Celantano Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Grace L. Perry

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church for Grace Lanna Perry, 82, of 34 Willow St., who died April 26. She was the widow of John J. Perry, Jr.

She is survived by a son, Phillip J. Perry, Sr. of NC; a daughter, Elaine P. Shown of ME; a brother, Philip Lanna of West Haven sisters, Therese Lanna of West Haven and Ernestine Gaudio of Derby, and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, John Lanna and a sister, Loretta Ruggiero. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery, The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Douglas M. Preston

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Douglas M. Preston, 67, of 233 Bellevue Ave., who died April 29. He was the husband of Lucy Nacca Preston. He was a retired chief petty officer with the U.S. Navy.

Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Douglas Preston of East Haven; daughters Gayle Hoye of West Haven and Doris Klemenz of CO; sisters Dorothy D’Amato of East Haven , Harriet McKolinski of North Haven and Stella Marciano of West Haven; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Marion Castlevetro and a brother, George Lindberg. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Emil L. Reinwald

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Emil L. Reinwald, 90, of 10 Bayshore Drive, who died April 30. He was the widower of Jeraine Andrews Reinwald. He was a plant manager for Ballantine & Sons in RI for many years before retiring.

He leaves a son, Emil L. Reinwald III of Clinton; a daughter, Alice Kiaunis of West Haven; sisters Helen Kowaleski of Milford and Dorothy Elliott of West Haven; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mildred Carrigan Reinwald; a sister, Alice Pawlowicz and a brother, William Reinwald. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Josephine M. Ansaldo

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Michael’s Church, New Haven, for Josephine Mondo Ansaldo, 83, of 119 Mohawk Drive, who died April 30. She was a seamstress for Setlow & Son before retiring in 1980.

She leaves a daughter, Carmela Punzo of New Haven; sisters Antoinette Franco and Carmela D’Amato of West Haven, Rose Sabatino and Sue D’Amato of New Haven; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Angelo Ansaldo; a sister, Madeline Zotti; and brothers Leo and Andrew Mondo.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford 06492, or the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford 06108. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Maria C. DeAngelo

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Maria Cerrato DeAngelo, 76, of 153 Bull Hill Lane, who died May 1. She worked in the meat department at Stop & Shop in Orange until retiring in 1997.

She leaves daughters Cherie Adamczyk and Gloria DePalma of West Haven; a son, Richard DeAngelo of East Haven; brother William and Joseph DeMaio in FL; eight grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by brothers Jerald and Anthony Cerrato; and sisters Alda Kersten and Rose Marie Cerrato.

John Volosevich

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for John Volosevich, 84, of 135 Hemlock St., who died May 1. He was the husband of Mary Daponte Volosevich. He was a sheet metal worker for 30 years, retiring in 1984.

Besides his wife, he leaves a sister, Anna Goodmaster of West Haven. He was predeceased by sisters Helen Palazzi and Mary Volosevich. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Donald K. Tower

The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Donald K. Tower, 41, who died April 20. He was the son of Steve C. and Karen A. Miller of FL and the late Donald K. Tower Sr.

He is also survived by a son, Jason Tower of FL; sisters, Patti Mongillo of Westbrook, Karen Netherland of MN and Donna Kendrick of Old Saybrook; and a brother, Stephen J. Miller of the U.S. Army. He was a Marine Corp veteran and worked as a tool designer and machinist. A private service was held at East Lawn Cemetery, East Haven.

Cecile R. Pare

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Louis Church for Cecile Rocheleau Pare, 89, of Atwater Street, who died May 3. She was the widow of Louis P. Pare. She was a meat packer at the First National Stores until retiring.

Survivors include daughters Cecile L. Pare and Lucille Sayers of West Haven; a son, Richard Pare of CA; a sister, Bernadette Leddy of West Haven; a brother, Gerald Rocheleau of MA; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Theresa Pare, a son, Louis A. Pare; sisters Irene Orlia and Theresa Bimonte; and brothers Ted Rocheleau and Father Joseph Rocheleau.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Office of Radio and Television, c/o Archdiocese of Hartford, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect 06712; or Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford 06405. Burial wasin St. Lawrence Cemeteyr. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Joann M. Capper

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John Vianney’s Church, March 31, for Joanne Massi Capper, 53, of 725 Island Lane, who died March 29. She was the wife of Robert Capper and the daughter of Albert and Virginia “Jean” Massi. She was employed as a clerk for Sears.

Besides her husband, she leaves a sonn, Jason Capper in Colorado; sisters, Alberta Massi of this city and Barbara Maher of Guilford.

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

Helen K. Benson

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Helen K. Benson, 89, of 33 High St., who died April 18. She was the widow of Bernhardt Benson. Before her retirement in 1980, she worked in the family florist business, High Street Flower Gardens, for more than 30 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Gale Padilla of West Haven; a son, Gerald T. Benson of Milford;; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Association, Connecticut Chapter, 27 Allendale Drive, North Haven 06473.

Mary V. Burgarella

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Louis Church for Mary Voss Burgarella, who died April 26. She was the widow of Joseph Burgarella.

She is survived by sons, Robert & Joseph Burgarella; a daughter, Janice Danforth; a brother, Donald Voss; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brothers Edward and Robert Voss and a sister, Jenny Hurt. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Frances C. Grignano

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Frances Crisanti Grignano, 87, of 228 Highland Ave., who died April 26. She was the widow of Paul F. Grignano. Prior to her retirement in 1975, she was a seamstress for the former Gant Shirt Co. for 20 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Marie Lillis of Milford; a son, Anthony D. Grignano of West Haven; sisters Mary DeGennaro and Rose Messina of New Haven and Laura Corso of East Haven; brothers Cosmo Crisanti of New Haven and Peter Crisanti of West Haven; and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters Nancy Giudice and Vincenza Crisanti; and brothers Pietro, Como, John and Joseph Crisanti. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Porto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James L. Holmes, Sr.

Services were held at the First Congregational Church for James L. Holmes Sr., 99, of Second Avenue, who died April 26. He was the widower of Edna Martha Holmes. He was district manager for the Bird & Son Roofing & Siding Co. of Walpole, Mass., and was a civil engineer for the former New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad for 33 years.

He is survived by daughters Virginia and Cynthia Kester of Brewster, MA; a son, James Holmes Jr., of OH; a granddaughter and a great-grandson.. He was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Kiely. Burial was in Beaverdale Cemetery. The Beecher & Bennett-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Nancy C. Giudice

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Louis Church for Nancy Crisanti Giudice, 81, of 350 Savin Ave., who died April 19. She was the wife of Joseph Giudice. She worked as a bus trip planner for many years.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Joseph J. Giudice of Milford; brothers, T. Cosmo Crisanti of New Haven and Peter Crisanti of West Haven; sisters Frances Grignano of West Haven, Mary DeGennaro and Rose Messina of New Haven and Laura Corso of East Haven. She was predeceased by a sister, Vincenza Crisanti and brothers Como, Pietro, John and Joseph Crisanti. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery. The Maresca & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Marco A Cerillo, Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church for Marco A. Cerillo, Jr., 51, of 83 Felicia Drive, who died April 20. He was the husband of Regina Bernardo Cerillo. He was the son of Madeline Vitelli Cerillo of West Haven and the late Marco Cerillo Sr., He was a mechanic for the Evergreen Cemetery Association. He was previously employed by the Orange Shell Service Station for 23 years and by Columbus Towing in New Haven.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Cerillo of West Haven; sons, Anthony J. Cerillo of New Haven and Marc W. Cerillo of West Haven; sisters Phyllis Vallie of Orange and Margo Simeone of Milford; and brothers Cataldo “Chick” Cerillo of Orange and Anthony “Pepper” Cerillo of West Haven. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Porto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Naomie E. Moore

The Beecher & Bennett-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Naomie E. Moore, 26, of 951 First Ave., who died April 21. She was the daughter of John and Kathy Moore Nutley of West Haven. She was an X-ray technician at the Orthopedic Specialty Group of Fairfield.

Besides her parents, she is survived by a daughter, Cayla Moore of West Haven and sisters Dawn Moore and Alijah Nutley of West Haven.

Rose Jones

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Rose “Dolly” Jones, 86, of Terrace Avenue, who died April 21. She was the widow of Frank J. Jones.

She is survived by a daughter, Eleanor Bonfiglio of West Haven; a sister, Florence Candido of Stamford; brothers William and John Rose, both of Stamford; three grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by brothers Michael, Nick, Joseph and Paul Rose. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Milford.

Skyler Smullen

The Cody-White Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Skyler Smullen, of First Avenue, who died April 21. He was the newborn son of Leigh-Ann Quigley and William Smullen.

Besides his parents, he leaves his maternal grandparents, Kathy Wu and John Quigley of Milford, and his paternal grandparents, Donna and Steven Smullen of West Haven. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery of Milford.

Anna C. McMinn

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church for Anna Collier McMinn, 71, of West Haven, who died April 24. She was the widow of William A. McMinn.

She leaves sons William E. McMinn of Colchester and James T. McMinn of West Haven; daughters Doreen M. Longley and Dorothy M. Meeker of West Haven; sisters Dorothy Wiley of Milford, Marilyn Eaton and Shirley Tranquilli of West Haven, Eleanor Burns of New Haven and Millicent Briggs of East Haven; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Cheryl Longley, a brother, Edwin Collier Jr. and sisters Irene Collier and Veronica Strosnick. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth P. Blasczyk

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church for Elizabeth “Bette” Perry Blasczyk, 78,of 73 Alling St. Ext., who died April 23. She was the widow of Stanley J. “Mishky” Blasczyk Jr. She worked for St. Paul’s Church for 27 years.

She leaves sons Ronald Blasczyk of West Haven and James Blasczyk of Wallingford; sister May Clarke of FL, and Rose Iovene of East Haven; and seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Stanley J. Blasczyk II; brothers Tony, Joe, John, Manny and Francis Perry and a sister, Marge Homer. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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