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Jean D. DeStefano 
The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Jean DeMauro DeStefano, 96, of 204 Oak St., who died June 11. She was the widow of Peter DeStefano. She was a dress operator until retiring.

Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Marro of Atlanta; a son, Ricky DeStefano of Port St. Lucie, FL; a sister, Anna Pieto, in FL; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters Blanche Russo, Josephine Celentano, Virginia Deko and Ann DeMauro. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Josephine M. Ramadon 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John Vianney Church for Josephine Monzeglio Ramadon, 87, of 40 Kelsey Ave., who died June 21. She was the wife of Raymond E. Ramadon.

In 1939, along with her late father, Joseph Monzeglio, and her husband, she founded Turk's Restaurant, which they operated until 1958. She later worked in the accounting department of Yale-New Haven Hospital until retiring.

Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Raymond E. Ramadon, Jr. of West Haven; a brother, George Monzeglio of FL: two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Association; 5 Brookside Drive Wallingford 06492. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Minnie J. Carson 
The Bell Funeral Home of New Haven was in charge of arrangements for Minnie Jean Carson, 42, of 54 Glade St., who died June 15.

She leaves daughters Schanna, Winter and Autumn Carson of New Haven and Rachel Carson in Virginia; a son, Matthew Carson of New Haven; sisters Myrtle Frazier, Clara Ricks and Marilyn Carson of New Haven, Vernell Clark in FL and Pamela Carson-Turner of Hamden; brothers, James Frazier and Herman Carson of New Haven, and John F. Carson in AZ; two grandchildren, and her companion, Victor Moore of New Haven. She was predeceased by a daughter, Cynthia E. Carson.

Henry Carlson 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Henry Carlson, 103, of Harbor View Manor, who died June 15. He was the widower of Dorothy Regan Carlson. He was state manager and then supervisor and then supervisor for A & P Tea Co. for 20 years, and also worked for Winchester Arms. He retired from G & O after 20 years. He was a Navy veteran.

He leaves a son, Robert H. Carlson of VA; six grandchildren , 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.. He was predeceased by a son, Harold W. Carlson; sisters Ellen Leslie and Josephine Coyle and brothers August and John Carlson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospital of St. Raphael Foundation, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven 06511. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery in Massachusetts. The Beecher & Bennett-Seth Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Winifred E. Allen 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John Vianney Church for Winifred "Winnie' Egan Allen, 77, of 449 Blohm St., who died June 19. She was the widow of C. Russell Allen.

She leaves daughters Mary A. Coady of Wallingford and Kim A. Rondina of West Haven; a brother, John P. Egan of West Haven; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. She was predeceased by sisters Frances "Frannie" Evarts and Elizabeth "Betty" Ross. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery. The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lucy Brockett 
The New Haven Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements for Lucy Brockett, 83, of 35 White St., who died June 17. She was the widow of James S. Brockett.

She leaves a son, Paul V. Brockett of East Lyme; a daughter, Mary Ann Hawkes of East Haven; a sister, Mary Dutil in California; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Rose Allen, and a brother, Paul Diorio.

Memorial donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford 06405. 
Kevin W. Burns 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Kevin W. Burns, 48, of 112 Bellevue Ave., who died June 17. He was a son of Pauline Raucci Burns of West Haven and the late William J. Burns. He was a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier in Orange.

Besides his mother, he leaves a sister, Debra B. Masella of Milford and brother, Michael D. Burns of NY and Scott D. Burns of Fairfield. Burial was in St. Bernard's Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ralph J. Pascale 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Lawrence church for Ralph Joseph Pascale, 62, of 34 E. Brown St., who died June 17. He was the husband of Barbara Withington Pascale. He was assistant director of the APT Foundation.

Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Jenine M. Pascale-Collins of West Haven; sons Robert L. And Nicholas A. Pascale of West Haven; sisters Catherine Howse of West Haven, Rosemarie Talmadge of Oahu, Hawaii; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Josephine Cosenza; and a brother, Edward M. Pascale. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Esther C. Rucinski 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John Vianney Church for Esther Cusanelli Rucinski, 89, of 107 Painter Ave., who died June 17. She was the widow of Edmund Rucinski.

She leaves a son, John Rucinski of Hamden; and two grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters Mary Mancini and Marianna Mattei; and brothers Clement and Dominic Cusanelli. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Brittany E. Dargon 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John Vianney Church for Brittany Erin Dargon, 16, of 28 Atwood Ave., who died June 17. She was the daughter of Andrew and Sheila Riordan Dargon of West Haven. She was a student at Lauralton Hall in Milford.

Besides her parents, she leaves a brother, Andrew S. Dargon of West Haven and her maternal grandparents, Thomas and Mary Riordan of West Haven.

Memorial donations may be made to Special Wishes, Box 1074, Norwich 06360. Burial as in St. Peter's Cemetery. The Toohey & Son Funeral Home of Shelton was in charge of arrangements.

Catherine Swist 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul's Church for Catherine Swist, 81, of Elm Street, who died June 16. Prior to her retirement, she was an assistant credit manager at the Straus Adler Co.

She is survived by a nephew, John D. Hoggan of MA; and two great-nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Louise Swist Hoggan and a brother, Stephen Swist. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

06/21/01 
Donald E. Bacon 
The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Donald Ellsworth "Bakey" Bacon, 83, formerly of West Haven, who died June 5. He was the husband of June Marion Morris Bacon . He worked for SNET for 37 years, retiring in 1977.

Besides his wife, he leaves daughters Joan Summers of Milford and Janice Coppola of West Haven; a brother, Elmer Bacon in California; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Russell Bacon.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hole in the Wall Gang Fund, 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven 06511. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery.

William C. Levere 
The Beecher & Bennett-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. For William C. Levere, 87, of Platt Ave., who died June 5. He was secretary-treasurer of the family-owned Savin Rock Park Co. before retiring in 1967.

He leaves sons Ronald W. Levere of Yarmouth, ME, and Russell F. Levere of Colchester; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. H was predeceased by brothers Edwin A. and Charles A. Levere, and sisters Mabel Corcoran, Dorothy Kennedy, Olive Anderson and Millie Dreher.

Memorial donations may be made to the Savin Rock Museum, c/o Bill Dorman, 90 Dawson Ave., West Haven 06516 Burial was private.

Albert V. Thomas, Jr. 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Louis Church for Albert V. Thomas, Jr., 73, of 83 Milhaven Road, who died June 8. He was the husband of Catherine Souza Thomas. H owned a plumbing and heating business for many years. He was an Army veteran.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Florence Thomas of West Haven; a brother, Vincent Thomas of Branford; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He was predeceased by a son, Albert V. Thomas III and a daughter, Diane Thomas. Burial was private. The Celentano Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Emma L. Bradley 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Lawrence Church for Emma Larson Bradley, 91, of 735 Washington Ave., who died June 9. She was the widow of George H. Bradley, Sr. She retired from the former Western Electric Co.

She is survived by sons George H. Bradley, Jr. and Clifford L Bradley of West Haven; daughters Alice B. Richards of FL, Gertrude B. Schwerdt of NJ, and Emma B. Enright of West Haven; 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

America N.B. Giraldi 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul's Church for America Natalie Blasi Giraldi, 94, of West Spring St., who died June 9. She was the widow of Pacifico Giraldi. She was a cafeteria employee for Yale University for 21 years, retiring in 1969.

She leaves a daughter, Mary L. Menucci of West Haven; sisters Maria Marini and Piera Blasi in Italy; a brother, Erlando "Lonny" Blasi of Trumbull; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brothers Antonio and Natale Blasi.

Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 300 Research Parkway, Suite 310, Meriden 06450. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Panteleo Palladino 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul's Church for Panteleo "Leo" Palladino, 76, of 27 Cherry St., who died June 10. He was the husband of Rina Napoli Palladino. He was a foreman for the Ives Co. in New Haven where he worked for 48 years before retiring last year.

Besides his wife, he leaves daughters Mary Rose Bennett of Durham, Letizia Solomine of Branford and Teresa Fiore of Woodbury; a brother, Ettore Palladino of Salerno, Italy; sisters, Licia Parascandolo and Vera Carini of Salerno; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Flora Chiriaco.

Memorial donations may be made to the Padre Pio Foundation of America, 463 Main St., Cromwell 06416. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Albert V. Thomas, Jr. 
The Hawthorne Funeral Home of New York was in charge of arrangements for John F. Rollman, Jr., 72, of 37 Benham Hill Road, who died June 10. He was a national training supervisor for the former Philips Medical Systems in Shelton of 30 years, retiring in 1995. He was an Army veteran.

He leaves a son, Robert Rollmann of Pleasantville, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford 06492.

Mary Lou Flynn 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John Vianney Church for Mary Lou Simoeone Flynn, 66, of 84 West Walk, who died June 13. She was an administrative assistant for Bristol Myers Squibb, retiring in 1999.

She leaves a son, James M. Flynn of Fairfield; daughters Laura Ayala of Atlanta, Sister Maureen Flynn of St. Louis and Sister Barbara Flynn of Bridgeport; sisters Margaret DiNoia of Hamden and Patricia Gagne and Frances Musco of East Haven; and five grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Cor Jesu Academy, 10230 Gravois Road, St., Louis, Mo 63123 or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 185 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield 06109. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Alma Boyce 
The Keyes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Alma Boyce, 71, of Blohm St., who died June 12. She was a home health provider for the United Health Care.

She is survived by a sister, Minne L. Smith of Charlotte NC. 
Mary Grillo 
The Celentano Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mary Grillo, 88, of 224 Elm St., who died June 13. 
She is survived by a sister, Hilda Grillo, with whom she resided; and a brother, George Grillo of West Haven. She was predeceased by a brother, Anthony Grillo; and sister Elvira DelRosso and Josephine Pannone.

Eleanor C. Butler 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Lawrence Church for Eleanor "Elie" Conner Butler, 73, of Washington Avenue, who died June 12. She was the wife of James H. Butler.

She also leaves sons James E. and John P. Butler of West Haven, and Charles B. Butler of New Haven; a daughter, Mary E. Numa of West Have; her stepmother; Eve Conner of East Haven; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. She was predeceased by a sister, Marilyn "Mur" O'Bymachow, and a grandson, Timothy Butler.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Lawrence School, 231 Main St., West Haven 06516. Burial was private. The Beecher & Bennett-Seth Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James F. W. Hendricks 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Lawrence Church for James F. Wetherbee Hendricks, 71, of 392 Elm St., who died June 13. He was the husband of Grace Iannucci Hendricks. Before his retirement in 1997, he was a wage enforcement agent for the state Board of Mediation and Arbitration. He was an Army veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Kathleen Garrison and Rosemary Turcotte of West Haven, Patricia Carney of Hamden and Theresa Palluzzi of MI; sisters Margaret Sollenberger of NJ, and Rose Wetherbee of West Haven; brothers Albert Hendricks, in CA, and Edward Wetherbee of Hamden; and 15 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Virginia Reisteter, and brothers John and Frank Hendricks.

Memorial contributions may be made 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.

Jean D. DeStefano 
The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Jean DeMauro DeStefano, 96, of 204 Oak St., who died June 11. She was the widow of Peter DeStefano. She was a dress operator until retiring.

Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Marro of Atlanta; a son, Ricky DeStefano of Port St. Lucie, FL; a sister, Anna Pieto, in FL; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters Blanche Russo, Josephine Celentano, Virginia Deko and Ann DeMauro. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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