Miscellaneous New Haven County, CT Obituaries - 2001

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Phyllis A. Pellicia

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Phyllis Anthony Pelliccia, 91, of 711 Saving Ave., who died April 8. She was the widow of Lino J. Pelliccia. She leaves a son, Louis J. “Buddy” Pelliccia of West Haven and a sister, Madeline Anthony of West Haven. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Annunziata Guerra

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church for Annunziata “Nancy” Furlani Guerra, of 20 Boylston Street, who died April 11. She was the widow of Enrico Guerra.

She is survived by sons, former West Haven mayor Azelio “Sal” Guerra of FL, Marino J. “Mike” Guerra of Orange; daughters, Lydia Estwan of West Haven and Anne Greenberg of CA; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her second husband, Antonio Biagetti, a great-grandson, Brian Chvisuk, one sister and two brothers.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Connecticut, 33 North Plains Industrial Rd., Wallingford CT 06492 or to the Brian E. Chvisuk Scholarship Fund, Xavier High School, 181 Randolph Rd., Middletown, CT 06457. Entombment was in the Garden Mausoleum, St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Frank E. Carofano

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Louis Church for Frank E. Carofano, 78, of 89 Fairview Ave., who died April 15. He was the widower of Katherine King Carofano. He was a crane operator for Operating Engineers Union Local 478 before retiring. He was a Navy veteran.

He leaves daughters Maureen Carofano of West Haven and Mary Ann Smith of CA; sons Frank Carofano of Waterford, Peter Zaniewski of Waterbury, Ernest Kelley of FL, Ron Kelley of West Haven; sisters Nancy Carofano, Faye Canetti and JoAnn Castellano of Hamden; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Tom Kelley; a sister, Antoinette Carofano; a brother, Michael Carofano and two grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford 06108. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Porto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Nancy F. Doherty

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Nancy F. Doherty, 70, of 690 Washington Ave., who died April 15. She was the widow of James Doherty. She was a clerk for Superior Court in New Haven, retiring in 1986.

She leaves a son, Edward Doherty of North Haven; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. She was predeceased by a son, Daniel Doherty and a daughter, Kathleen Doherty. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden 06450.

Nathan R. Turbert

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Nathan Rashad Turbert infant son of Rashad Cruthird and Alyson Turbert of 14 Lake Ave., who died April 13.

He also leaves a brother, Justen Cruthird of New Haven; maternal grandparents Julie and Edward Turbert of West Haven; paternal grandmother, Doris Cruthird of West Haven; and maternal great-grandparents Alice Turbert and Charles Cook of West Haven.

Richard E. Bossler

The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Richard E. Bossler, 70, of 82 Ivy St., who died April 15. He was a machinist and foreman for the former Avco Corp. and Maurer Metalcraft. He also owned The Stripper, a furniture-stripping firm in New Haven. He was an Army veteran.

He leaves daughters Patricia Bossler of San Francisco and Celeste DuHamel of GA; a brother, Robert Bossler of FL; a sister, June Kevekes of AZ; and his former wife, Natalie Case Bossler of West Haven. Burial was in Montowese Cemetery.

Thomas E. Walsh

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Lawrence Church for Thomas E. Walsh, 87,of 711 Savin Ave., who died April 16. He was the widower of Katherine Banks Walsh. He was a mail handler for the New Haven post office for more than 30 years, retiring in 1978. He was an Army Air Forces veteran.

He leaves a sister, Margaret Spillane of West Haven. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Staveley, and brothers Robert and James Walsh.

Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Association, 27 Allendale Drive, North Haven 06473. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Minnie S. Brown

The Dixerll Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Minnie S. Brown, 62, of Meadowbrook Court, who died April 12. She was a self-employed nurse’s aide.

She leaves sons Eugene Brown of Bloomfield, Charles Brown of Hamden and Richard Brown of West Haven; daughters, Audrey Brown Pender and Joyce Brown of West Haven; brothers Richard Simpson Sr and Charles Gause of NC, Alexander “Zane” Staton in Maryland and a sister, Marion Haywood of Philadelphia; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and her former husband, Irvin Brown. She was predeceased by a brother, John Staton.

William V. Pepe

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for William V. Pepe, 70, of 85 Beach Ave.,, who died April 17. He was the husband of Joan Carofano Pepe. He was the founder of Arcade Technology of Bridgeport.

Besides his wife, he leaves daughters Joy Marie Pepe of New Haven, Jill Marie Pepe of New Haven, Jill Pepe Brostrom of Woodbridge and Christine Pepe Foster; a son, Steven W. Pepe of Orange; a sister, Loretta Frandsen of Milford; a brother, Joseph Pepe of Milford; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters Rose LoVerme, Carmella Pepe and Anne Reynolds, and brothers, John, James and Frank Pepe.

Memorial donations may be made to the Fr. McGivney Center for Cancer Care, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven 06511.

Annette D. Pfeiffer

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Pompeii Church for Annette DiNello Pfeiffer, 57, of 184 Lee St., who died April 18. She was the wife of George R. Pfeiffer. She was a billing clerk for Allied Communication Technologies.

Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Amanda Zilinskas of West Haven; a sister, Anna Zilinskas of New Haven; and a brother, Nicholas DiNello of West Haven. She was predeceased by a son, Carl J. Pfeiffer; a sister, Marie DellaRocco; and a brother, Salvatore DiNello.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford 06492. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Porto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Edna M. Andrews

The Curvin K. Council Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Edna M. James Andrews, 77, of Terrace Avenue, who died April 15. She was the widow of Claude Andrews, Jr.

She leaves sons Tharis Black, in Kentucky, Larry and Edward Andrews of New Haven and James Andrews of TN; daughters, Mae Helen Hopkins Dean of TN, Claudette Andrews Mason and Theresa J. Andrews of West Haven, and Sandra and Roslyn Andrews of TN; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Esther Mae Black; a brother, Percy James; and a sister, Claudine Nelson.

Vincent Petrillo

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church for Vincent Petrillo, 73, of 817 Campbell Ave., who died April 17. He was a transporter for the former Olin-Winchester Repeating Arms Co. before retiring in 1986.

He leaves sisters Connie Petrillo, Lucille Gaula and Carmela Farina of West Haven and Ceil Johnson of Milford. He was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Farina.

Memorial donations 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.

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.

Edward J. Rawson

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Edward Joseph Rawson, 78, of 283 Union Ave., who died April 9. He was the former husband of the late Margaret Crise Rawson. He was a mechanic for West Haven Motors, the West Haven Public Works Department and Tilcon/Tomasso of North Branford until retiring. He was an Army veteran.

He leaves daughters Ruth Scrabak Sayers of West Haven and Karen Levett of Meriden; a sister, Ethel Matakaetis of Steward, FL; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Irving Rawson.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Masonic Home and Hospital, P.O. Box 70 Wallingford 06492.

James M. Schiano, Jr.

The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for James Michael Schiano, Jr., 24, of 75 Platt Ave., who died April 7.

Survivors include his parents, James and Suzanne Veillette Schiano, Sr. of West Haven; his sisters Angela Potter, Alison Fratarcangelli and Madison Schiano of West Haven; his paternal grandparents Louis and Margaret “Peg” Schiano Sr., in Florida; and his maternal grandmother Olive Viveiros, in Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Helen Schiano.

Walter R. Rourke

The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Walter R. Rourke, 68, of 670 Third Ave., who died April 9. He was the widower of Elaine Frattari Rourke. He was an Air Force veteran. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for the state.

He leaves daughters Barbara Rourke of North Haven and Karen Rourke of West Haven; and brothers Eugene Rourke of Westbrook, Thomas Rourke of West Haven, Bernard Rourke of North Branford and John Rourke of Wallingford. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Rourke.

Sophie C. Raccuia

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Lawrence Church for Sophie Coppola Raccuia, 75, of 32 Bayview Place, who died April 10. She worked for the Olin Matheson Co. for several years prior to retiring.

She leaves sons Anthony Raccuia of AZ, Bernard Raccuia of Hamden and Paul Raccuia of Stratford; sisters Raffaela Montesi of West Haven; Vera Garcia of Orange and Phyllis Merola of New Haven; brothers Anthony “Tondo” Coppola of Orange, Salvatore Coppola of New Haven, John “Johnny Boy” Coppola of Branford and Frank Coppola of Wallingford; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and her former husband, Bernard Raccuia of Hamden. She was predeceased by a brother, Paul Coppola.

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

Frank Vallie

A Mass was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church for Frank Vallie, 88 of 174 Gilbert St., who died April 11. He was the husband of Annette Latella Vallie. He was a barber for the former Vallie-Cappy Barber Shop of New Haven before retiring.

Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Eileen Cerillo of West Haven; a son, Roger Vallie of Orange; a sister, Madeline Orifice of East Haven; brothers Phil Vallie of FL; and Anthony Vallombroso of New Haven; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Theresa Gavagnini’ brothers, Al, Thomas, Joseph and William Vallombroso; and a grandson, Steven R. Vallie.

Memorial donations may be made to the Steven R. Vallie Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Roger Vallie, 548 Chippendale Lane, Orange, 06477. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Porto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis A. Pellicia

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Phyllis Anthony Pelliccia, 91, of 711 Saving Ave., who died April 8. She was the widow of Lino J. Pelliccia. She leaves a son, Louis J. “Buddy” Pelliccia of West Haven and a sister, Madeline Anthony of West Haven. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Fannie S. Perillo

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Louis Church for Fannie Scarpone Palmieri Perillo, 86, of 224 Elm Street, who died April 1. She was the wife of Dominick Perillo. She was a retired floor lady for the former Goodyear Rubber Co. in New Haven.

Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Donald J. Palmieri of Cheshire; a stepdaughter, Josephine Reilly of North Haven; stepsons James Perillo of New Haven and Frank Perillo of Stratford; sisters Mary Scarpone and Annette Passafiume of West Haven; four grandchildren and a great-grandson. She was predeceased by her first husband, Leon Palmieri, and a sister, Ann Scarpone.

Memorial donations 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.

Leah C. Toscano

Private services were held for Leah Charkoski Toscano, 87, of 34 Bayshore Drive, who died March 28. She was the widow of Patrick Toscano.

She leaves a daughter Barbara Romano of West Haven; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The Porto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Nadine E. Lyde

The Curvin K. Council Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Nadine E. Lyde, 38, of Bristol Street, who died April 1. She worked in the food services departments at Hamden Middle and High schools.

She leaves daughters Angela L. and Rasheda M. Lyde of West Haven; brothers Mark Wesley Lyde Jr. of Stamford and Stephen and Andrew Lyde of New Haven; sisters Patricia Smoakes, Eula Ward, Yvonne Mitchell, Cynthia and Michelle Lyde of New Haven and Velma Hailey of Hamden.

Mary V. McArdle

The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mary V. McArdle, 84, of 330 Savin Ave., who died April 3. She was the wife of Peter McArdle. She was a former employee of the Armstrong Rubber Co.

Besides her husband, she leaves sons Peter McArdle of West Haven and Barry McArdle, in FL; daughters, Rosemary Bertolini of West Haven and Patricia Giza of Cheshire; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sons Paul and Francis McArdle; a brother, Edward Snow, and a sister, Teresa McCluskey. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Concetta D. Giaimo

A Memorial Service Mass was held at St. Lawrence Cemetery for Concetta DeMeglio Giaimo, 80, of Ward Place, who died Nov. 22, 2000. She was the widow of Frank Giamio.

She is survived by a daughter, Gloria Brennan of NH; a son, Frank Giamio of CA; two sisters, Ann Foley of West Haven and Rose Cusano of FL; two brothers, Vincent DeMeglio and Frank Demeglio of West Haven; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters, Frances Chiaramonte and Sophie Criscuolo and a brother, Alphonse DeMeglio.

Donations in her memory may be made to the West Haven Senior Center, Forest Road, West Haven CT 06516. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Louise P. LaFrance

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Louise Ponzio LaFrance, 76, of Hawthorne Avenue, who died April 6. She was the widow of Arthur J. LaFrance. She was a medical secretary at Yale-New Haven Hospital for 20 years, before retiring in 1982.

She is survived by daughters, Lori Hill of Clinton, Lynn Gatavaski of East Haven and Diana Pelliccio of Hamden; a son, Wayne LaFrance of Clinton; a sister, Dorothy “Pinky” Manderola of Windsor Locks; brothers Joseph and Pasquale Ponzio of North Haven and Morris Anthony Pennington of East Haven; and eight grandchldren. She was predeceased by a sister, Georgianna Sganbato and brothers Robert, Perry “Sammy” and Paul “Boozie” Ponzio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden 06450. The Beecher & Bennett-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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.

James E. Threadgill

The Curvin K. Council Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for James E. Threadgill, 59, of Canton Street, who died March 23. He was a mason for Metro North prior to retiring.

He leaves a son, Stephen Threadgill of West Haven; a daughter, Nydia R. Threadgill of New Haven; brothers Gary, Dan, and Larry Threadgill of North Carolina; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his fiancee, Gloria Richardson of New Haven.

Michael S. DiLeonardo

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Michael S. DiLeonardo, 33, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of West Haven; who died March 21. He was the husband of Michelle Cody DiLeonardo.

He is survived by a son, Cody DiLeonardo and a daughter, Amanda DiLeonardo; his mother, Shirley DiLeonardo Birdsall of West Haven; brothers, David and Daniel DiLeonardo of West Haven, John DiLeonardo of Montauk, NY, Gerald DiLeonardo of East Haven, and Donald DiLeonardo of Milford. He was predeceased by his father, James DiLeonardo and a brother James DiLeonardo.

Contributions may be made to the DiLeonardo Family Fund, c/o New Haven Savings Bank, Attn: Donna DelGreco, 322 Main St., West Haven 06516. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. The Porto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Clementina M.C. Negri

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, New Haven, for Clementina Maria Callegari Negri, 95, of 200 Oak St., who died March 25. She was the widow of Luigi Negri. She worked for Lehman Brothers Engraving for 50 years before retiring.

She leaves sons Carmine L. Negri of Orange and Louis S. Negri of Guilford; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brothers Bernard, Donald, and Salvatore Callegari and sisters Amelia Pallone, Jean Neder and Mary Callegari.

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

Inella Senior

The Dixwell Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Inella Senior, 72, of Bedford Street, who died March 18. She was the widow of the Rev. Joseph Senior Sr.

She leaves sons Joseph Senior II of West Haven and Nathaniel Williams of New Haven; daughters Sandy D. Senior Muniz of West Haven and Minnie Victora Senior of New Haven; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Hubert Williams, and a brother, Hubert Williams.

Denice E. Murray

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Lawrence Church for Denice Earley Murray, who died March 28. She was the wife of Donald Joseph Murray.

She is survived by daughters, Donnadee Beurer of West Haven and Kathleen Blum of Fairfield; sisters, Mary Jane Roy of North Haven and Elizabeth Wilson of Milford; and four grandchildren. She retired in 1993 from the Robby Len Co., and was a member of the St. Theresa Guild of St. Lawrence Church. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. The Keenan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Sophie V. Aboyd

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church for Sophie Valuskas Aboyd, 91, of 310 Terrace Ave., who died March 30. She was the former owner of Sophie’s Restaruant in the old Savin Rock, until redevelopment in 1965. She also worked for the Olin-Matheson Co. and the Milford Board of Education at Foran High School.

She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Dixon of Burlington; five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brothers Dimas and Anthony Valuskas; and a sister, Helen Schmitt. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rachel P. Antonacci

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Louis Church for Rachel Palumbo Antonacci, 88, of 5 Milhaven Drive, who died March 29. She was the wife of James A. Antonacci, Sr. She was an assembler for the Burndy Manufacturing Co., until her retirement in 1974.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons Anthony J. Antonacci of FL, and James A. Antonacci, Jr. of West Haven; a sister, Theresa Grillo of West Haven; a brother, Dominic Palumbo of Bethany; a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brothers, Angelo, Nicholas, Pasquale and Anthony Palumbo; a sister, Mary Palumbo; and a grandson, Anthony J. Antonacci, Jr.

Burial was in St. Bernard’s Cemetery. The West Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 


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