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06/14/01

Jean I. Brainard 
The Beecher & Bennett-Seth Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Jean I. Brainard, of 29 Third Ave., who died May 27. She was the wife of Curtis Brainard.

She is survived by sons, Brian Brainard of West Haven, and Jeffrey Brainard of Southington; a sister, Vera M Marshall of West Haven; a brother, James Matthews; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Sally H. Goodman 
The Robert E. Shure Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Sally H. Goodman, of 741 Glen Devon Drive, who died May 28. She was the widow of Paul Goodman.

She is survived by sons Robert Goodman of Orange, and Steven Goodman of Woodbridge and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Goodman and a brother Martin Hirschman. She was president and owner of Sally Goodman Antiques in New Haven for many years.

Charles F. Wheeler 
Private services were held for Charles F. Wheeler, 86, of 6 Colonial Boulevard, who died May 30. He was the husband of Madalyn Johnson Wheeler. He was an engineer for 47 years with the former New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, and retired from Amtrak.

Besides his wife, he leaves daughters Roseanne Skerritt and Catherine T. Biagetti of West Haven; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Arnold; and brothers George and James Wheeler.

Memorial gifts may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford 06405. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William V. Kenny 
The Cody-White Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. For William V. Kenny, 72, of Captain Thomas Boulevard, who died May 30, He was the husband of Susanna Patton Kenny. He was a self-employed field engineer. He served in the Merchant Marine and the Army.

Besides his wife, survivors include sons William V. Kenny, Jr. of West Haven, Timothy P. Kenny of New Haven, Michael P. Kenny of NC, James R. Kenny of NC, and Harold Kenny of Wallingford; daughters Valerie Kenny of GA, and Suellen Pauley of Stratford; brothers John H. Kenny of FL, and D. Lyle Kenny of NY; and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, James R. Kenny; and a sister, Marion Blatchford.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut Yankee Council, 60 Wellington Road, Milford, 06460. Burial was private.

Anthony DeFilio 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Lawrence Church for Anthony "Duke" DeFilio, 87, of 97 Main St., who died June 1. He retired in 1976 from U.S. Steel where he worked for 35 years.

Mr. Defilio is survived by a son, Pasquale DeFilio of Cheshire; a brother, Louis DeFilio of Branford; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son, Anthony DeFilio and sisters Josephine Scarpace, Marie Oronzo and Anna Giordano predeceased him.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Lawrence Church, 207 Main St., West Haven 06516. 
Viola B. Pasqualini 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Anthony Church for Viola Bruciatelli Pasqualini, 84, of 18 Magnolia Ave., who died may 31. She was the wife of Adriano "Abe" Pasqualini.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Santina Goffi of West Haven and a brother, Aurelio Bruciatelli of West Haven. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd MacDonald, Jr. 
The Beecher & Bennett-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Lloyd G. MacDonald, Jr., 47, of 39 Allen St., who died June 2. He was a machine operator for Shuster Co. of New Haven, and also worked for Metro Cab Co.

He leaves a brother, Daniel MacDonald of Watertown. Burial was in Beaverdale Cemetery. 
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 Celantano Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

06/07/01 
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.

Rose Coppola 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Anthony's Church, New Haven, for Rose M. Onofrio Iannotti Coppola, 94, of Bentley Gardens, who died May 26. She was the widow of Francesco Coppola. She owned and operated with her husband the former Mario's Liquors of New Haven and later worked for the former New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad.

She leaves daughters Anne M. Balogh of Hamden and Francine Coppola of West Haven; a stepson, Elia Coppola of MA; a sister, Elizabeth Mirando of West Haven; a brother, Louis Onofrio of West Haven; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Philomena D'Onofrio; brothers Daniel and Anthony Onofrio, and her first husband, Mario Iannotti.

Memorial donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford 06405, or St. Anthony's Church, 25 Gold St., New Haven 06519. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Edward J. McDermott 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Edward J. McDermott, 84, of 135 Winslow Drive, who died May 29. He was the husband of Jane Hanover McDermott. He was a retired engine dispatcher for the former New Haven Railroad. He was an Army veteran.

Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Tricia M. Mucha of Wallingford; a son, Robert E. McDermott of West Haven; a brother, John McDermott of FL; a sister, Cathy R. Williams of MA; seven grandchildren and a great grandson. He was predeceased by sisters, Margaret La Planche and Mary Roberts.

Memorial gifts may be made to Our Lady of Victory Church, 600 Jones Hill Road, West Haven 06516. Burial with full military honors was in All Saints Cemetery. The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Julia M. Riccitelli 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Lawrence Church for Julia Maffeo Riccitelli, 90, of 24 First Avenue, who died May 29. She was the widow of Anthony Riccitelli, Sr. She worked in the SNET cafeteria before retiring.

She leaves sons Anthony Riccitelli, Jr. of West Haven and Donald Riccitelli of Marco Island, FL; sisters Mollie Russo and Mary Alfano of West Haven; four grandchildren and six great-grandsons. She was predeceased by sisters Victoria Marenna and Marguerite Marra, and a brother, James Maffeo. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jean I. Brainard 
The Beecher & Bennett-Seth Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Jean I. Brainard, of 29 Third Ave., who died May 27. She was the wife of Curtis Brainard.

She is survived by sons, Brian Brainard of West Haven, and Jeffrey Brainard of Southington; a sister, Vera M Marshall of West Haven; a brother, James Matthews; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Sally H. Goodman 
The Robert E. Shure Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Sally H. Goodman, of 741 Glen Devon Drive, who died May 28. She was the widow of Paul Goodman.

She is survived by sons Robert Goodman of Orange, and Steven Goodman of Woodbridge and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Goodman and a brother Martin Hirschman. She was president and owner of Sally Goodman Antiques in New Haven for many years.

Charles F. Wheeler 
Private services were held for Charles F. Wheeler, 86, of 6 Colonial Boulevard, who died May 30. He was the husband of Madalyn Johnson Wheeler. He was an engineer for 47 years with the former New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, and retired from Amtrak.

Besides his wife, he leaves daughters Roseanne Skerritt and Catherine T. Biagetti of West Haven; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Arnold; and brothers George and James Wheeler.

Memorial gifts may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford 06405. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William V. Kenny 
The Cody-White Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. For William V. Kenny, 72, of Captain Thomas Boulevard, who died May 30, He was the husband of Susanna Patton Kenny. He was a self-employed field engineer. He served in the Merchant Marine and the Army.

Besides his wife, survivors include sons William V. Kenny, Jr. of West Haven, Timothy P. Kenny of New Haven, Michael P. Kenny of NC, James R. Kenny of NC, and Harold Kenny of Wallingford; daughters Valerie Kenny of GA, and Suellen Pauley of Stratford; brothers John H. Kenny of FL, and D. Lyle Kenny of NY; and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, James R. Kenny; and a sister, Marion Blatchford.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut Yankee Council, 60 Wellington Road, Milford, 06460. Burial was private.


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