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Theresa C. Burke 
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Theresa C. Burke, 101, formerly of Meriden, died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996, at Arbors at Safety Harbor. She was the daughter of the late John Edward Waller and Theresa Brooks Waller.She moved to Clearwater in 1960 from Detroit. 
She is survived by one son, Robert D. Burke of Clearwater. 

Mildred Little 
MERIDEN -- Mildred Little, 83, of 55 Willow St., wife of the late Robert C. Little, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at Coccomo Memorial Health Care Center after a short illness. Born in Meriden, on March 26, 1913, daughter of the late Augustus and Roseline (Grimord) French, she had been a lifelong resident of Meriden and had attended schools in Meriden. Mrs. Little was employed as a nurse's aide in the Meriden area for many years and most recently was a volunteer for the Meriden-Wallingford Society for the Handicapped. She was also an avid bingo player. 
Mrs. Little is survived by two daughters, Nellie Blue of Merritt Island, Fla., and Rosemary Collander of Meriden; two sons, Robert A. Little of Beland, Fla., and Wayne L. Little of Titusville, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one sister, Rose Padua of Meriden; two brothers, Charles J. French of Meriden, and Gus French of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Little was predeceased by two sisters, Marguerite Finch and Arlene Kwolek. 
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a graveside service to be held on Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at 11 a.m. in Walnut Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Mark R. Jette of St. Joseph Church will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St. 

Ada M. Bishop 
WALLINGFORD -- Ada M. Bishop, 93, of the Masonic Geriatric Healthcare Center, formerly of 24 Oregon Road, Meriden, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996. She was born in Plymouth, England, June 17, 1903, a daughter of the late Edward and Florence Boon Bishop. Until her retirement, she was an art and English teacher in the Meriden school system. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Meridian Chapter No. 8 Order of Eastern Star, Meriden Photography Club, and the Castle Craig Photo Club, all in Meriden. 
She is survived by nieces Patricia Pegg of Gilford, N.H., and Mrs. Nancy Benton of Guilford, and many other nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and a niece-in-law, Dottie Bishop of Wallingford. 
Funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours. If friends so desire, gifts in her memory may be made to the Masonic Charity Foundation, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492. The B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 S. Elm St., is in charge of arrangements. 

Einar W. Larson 
LONDONDERRY, N.H. -- Einar William Larson, of 104 South Road, Londonderry, N.H., formerly of Cheshire, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at Integrated Health Services of Derry, N.H., of pneumonia. He was born in Rutland, Vt., and lived in Cheshire for 39 years. He had lived in Londonderry for three years. Mr. Larson was a machinist for 43 years for General Motors at New-Departure Hyatt in Bristol until he retired in January 1979. He was a parishioner of Christ Community Church (formerly Baptist Church of Cheshire) in Cheshire from 1954 to 1987, Olivet Baptist Church in Hamden from 1987 to 1993, and Victory Baptist Church in Londonderry since 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Louise J. Larson of Londonderry; two sons, William E. Larson and his wife, Laurie, of Madison, and Bryan D. Larson and his wife, Natalie, of Londonderry; five grandchildren; three sisters; and 22 nieces and nephews. 
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, at Christ Community Church, Main Street, Cheshire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Building Fund, Christ Community Church, Main St., Cheshire, CT 06410. Arrangements are under the direction of Goundrey Funeral Home, Salem, N.H. 

Death Notices
BUSHNELL, Dorothy Goss, 73, of 523 Main St., South Meriden, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at Veterans Memorial Medical Center. She was the wife of Earl L. Bushnell. Funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. The Rev. Perry L. Beaver will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Building Fund, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 164 Hanover St., Meriden, CT 06451. 

WHALEN, Agnes (Ryan), 78, of 343 Coe Ave., wife of the late Edward W. Whalen, died Saturday evening, Dec. 28, 1996, at Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas. The funeral will be held on Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at 9:15 a.m. from the John J. Ferry and Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., and at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. 

WRIGHT, Kyle Noah, 36, of 16 Del Terrace, Meriden, son of Tonia (Cameron) Wright of Meriden, Kenneth N. Wright of Sebastian, Fla., and stepson of Carolyn Wright of Sebastian, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996, at home. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a funeral service to be held on Thursday (TODAY) at 11 a.m. in St. John Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Ave., with the Rev. Carl A. Krueger officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 188, North Haven, CT 06473, or to Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford, CT 06405. 

ZAJAC, Emily B., 84, of 76 Barberry Lane, Meriden, daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Brys) Zajac, died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996, at Miller Memorial Health Care Center. The funeral will be held on Thursday (TODAY) at 10:45 a.m. from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, and at 11:30 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Church. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. 

Ruth G. Brunell 
WINDSOR LOCKS -- Ruth G. (Cumberlidge) Brunell, 73, of 124 Southwest Ave., Windsor Locks, died peacefully at home on Friday, June 27, 1997. 
Born in Meriden, daughter of the late Thomas R. and Olive (Odenwaldt) Cumberlidge, she had lived in Windsor Locks for many years. She was active in community especially in the Windsor Locks Republican Party where she had served as party chairperson for several terms, retiring early in 1997. She was past president of the Rotary Club and was its first woman president. Ruth was past president of North Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, serving from 1987-1989, then as past president for two years and later served on the Board of Directors of the Chamber, receiving an award as outgoing director in May 1997. She had served on the Windsor Locks Chamber of Commerce. Ruth had been employed in the display department of Sage-Allen. She was former editor of the Thrifty Shopper in Enfield, until the merger with the Reminder Press where she was the Speak Out Editor for the Reminder Press for 25 years. 
She is survived by a brother, Thomas R. Cumberlidge of Marathon Shores, Fla. She was predeceased by a sister, Marion C. Clark. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 20 Catlin St., Meriden, CT 06450. Windsor Locks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Thaddeus A. Chmielewski 
WALLINGFORD -- Thaddeus A. Chmielewski, 79, of Wallingford, formerly of Candee Road, Naugatuck, died Saturday, June 28, 1997, at Brook Hollow Health Care Center in Wallingford. He was the husband of the late Josephine Citak Chmielewski. 
Born in Waterbury, Sept. 2, 1917, a son of the late Alexander and Kazmiera Gadomska Chmielewski, he had been a Naugatuck resident for many years before moving to Wallingford five years ago. He had been employed by the Uniroyal Corporation in Naugatuck for 42 years until his retirement. He was a parishioner of SS. Peter and Paul Church in Wallingford, and was a founder, a parishioner and a member of the Men's Club of St. Vincent Ferrer Church in Naugatuck for many years. 
He is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Thaddeus J. and Connie Chmielewski of the Northford section of North Branford, Ronald J. and Carol Chmielewski of Vermont, Steven G. and Nancy Chmielewski of Wallingford, and John A. and Beth Chmielewski of Waterbury; a sister, Charlotte M. Huhn of Wallingford; a brother, Michael Chmielewski of Panama City, Fla.; six grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Sophie Chmielewski. 
His family will receive relatives and friends at The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford, Monday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8 a.m. from The Wallingford Funeral Home, and at 9 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church for a mass of Christian burial. Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Gifts in his memory may be sent to SS. Peter and Paul Church, 139 N. Orchard St., Wallingford, CT 06492. 

Joseph A. Gurtowsky 
WINSTED -- Joseph A. Gurtowsky, 77, of 79 Wetmore Ave., died Saturday, June 28, 1997, at Valerie Manor Convalescent Home in Torrington. He was the husband of Edna M. Sesko Gurtowsky. 
Born May 27, 1920, in Winsted, a son of the late Anthony and Eva Roy Gurtowsky, he had lived here all of his life. He was a 1938 graduate of The Gilbert School, was a retired captain of the U.S. Air Force, having served during World War II, and a retired officer of the Air Force Reserves. Prior to his retirement, he had worked many years as a tool and die maker for Son-Chief Electric and had previously worked for John Darcy at the Darcy Blacksmith Shop. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, a member of the Tuttle-Burns Post American Legion, Ye Connecticut Gun Guild, the Society of American Bayonet Collectors, the NRA and the Westover Air Reserve Base. 
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Joseph A. Gurtowsky Jr. of Winsted, Jane Linsley of Wallingford and Alyce Pollock of Torrington; three brothers, Francis Gurtowsky of Winsted, Lewis Gurtowsky of Torrington, and Ernest Gurtowsky of Pensacola, Fla.; three sisters, Gloria Williams of Robertsville, Grace Bosworth and Patricia Padin, both of Winsted; six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Edward Gurtowsky. 
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Maloney Funeral Home, 55 Walnut St., to St. Joseph Church for the funeral liturgy at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph New Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony's School, 55 Oak St., Winsted, CT 06098. 

Lettie M. Starr 
MERIDEN -- Lettie M. Starr, 76, of 30 Ann Place, wife of the late Lonnie Starr, died Friday, June 27, 1997, at Coccomo Memorial Health Care Center. 
Born in Wacissa, Fla., on Nov. 28, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Laura (Roberts) Hill. Mrs. Starr had lived in Meriden for the past 45 years and was employed by Cedarcrest Hospital in Newington for 26 years. She was a member of the Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. She was also a member of the NAACP and of the Laurel Club. 
Mrs. Starr is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Nathaniel (Joyce) Simms of Palos Verdes, Calif., Mrs. Lawrence (Joann) Raye of Meriden, and Mrs. Glen (Janice) Osborne of Glastonbury; a son, Lonnie Starr Jr. and his wife Mary of New Haven; five grandchildren, Cedric Raye, Kimberly Raye, Jessica Starr, Kevin Starr and Taylor Osborne; a great-granddaughter, Haley Starr; three sisters, Rosa Jones of Orlando, Fla., Vernese Wimberly of Ocala, Fla., and Earlene Crooms of Meriden; and a brother, Norman Hills of Sumter, S.C. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 
The funeral will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, 84 Franklin St., with the Rev. Willie J. Young officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to VMMC West Campus, Attn: Hospice Unit, 1 King Place, Meriden, CT 06451. 

Walter W. Mik 
MERIDEN -- Walter W. Mik, 77, formerly of 12 Putnam St., beloved husband of Wanda (Kozak) Mik, died Thursday, April 10, 1997, at the Westfield Care and Rehabilitation Center. 
Born Jan. 28, 1920, in Meriden, he was the son of the late George and Louise Mik. Mr. Mik was a lifelong resident of Meriden, educated in local schools and was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church. He owned and operated, with his brother, the Katz Market on Bunker Avenue for many years, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. 
Besides his wife, Wanda, he leaves two sisters, Caroline Mik and Mary Goodsell, both of Meriden; a special friend, David Boganski of Middletown; and two nieces, Mary Ann Julius of Meriden, and Joanne Casarella Laverdet of Hendersonville, N.C. He was predeceased by four brothers, Floyd, Frank, George and Stanley Mik. 
A military funeral will be held at 10:45 a.m. Monday, April 14, at the Stempien Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden, and at 11:30 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Church. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the Mass. 

Alma M. Mitchell 
BRISTOL -- Alma M. (Tessman) Mitchell, 88, widow of Frederick W, Mitchell Sr., formerly of 115 Birchwood Drive, Bristol, died Friday, April 11, 1997, at Southington Care Center. She was born in Bristol, June 6, 1908, a daughter of the late Paul and Charlotte (Wiesendorf) Tessman. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she was an active member of the Dorcas Society, and the Bristol Senior Citizens. 
Mrs. Mitchell is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Nancy Mitchell of Terryville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Edward Milke of North Canton; and Charlotte and David Hinckley of Southington; one brother, Henry W. Tessman of Southington; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Melissa Hinckley, who died in January 1995. 
The funeral will be held Monday, April 14, 1997, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 27 Judd St., Bristol, with the Rev. Carl Kramer, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in West Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either the Zion Lutheran Church, 27 Judd St., Bristol, Conn. 06010, or the Southington Care Center, c/o Recreational Department, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington, Conn. 06489. Schulze-Petke Funeral Home, 328 West St., Bristol, is in charge of arrangements. 

Theresa R. Nadile 
MERIDEN -- Theresa R. Nadile, 86, wife of the late John B. Nadile, of 845 Paddock Ave., died Saturday morning, April 12, 1997, at the Meriden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, after a brief illness. She was born in San Giovanni, di Gerace, Italy, Nov. 13, 1910, a daughter of the late Antonio and Immaculata Cavalieri Nadile, and was a resident of Meriden since 1914. 
She is survived by three daughters, Grace Morassini of Wallingford, Judith Deschaine and her husband, Willard, of Meriden, and Patricia Panetta and her husband, Vincent, of Whittier, Calif.; two sons, John D. Nadile and his wife, Lilianne, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Joseph A. Nadile and his wife, Betty, of Meriden; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her brother, Joseph A. Nadile of Meriden; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, the Rev. Fr. Rocco Nadile; and a sister, Josephine Prigitano. 
Services will be private and held at the convenience of her family. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-Ruzzo Funeral Home, 226 W. Main St. 

Ruth C. Reuger 
WALLINGFORD -- Ruth C. Reuger, 95, of 21 Elm Hill Drive, formerly of Meriden, wife of the late Raymond O. Reuger, died Thursday, April 10, 1997, at Veterans Memorial Medical Center, West Campus. 
Born in Holyoke, Mass., on Feb. 18, 1902, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Amelia Glaeser. Mrs. Reuger was educated in Holyoke, Mass., schools and was a former employee of the Connecticut School for Boys, retiring in 1972. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church of Cromwell, a member of the Soroptimist Club, and an active member of the Meriden Women's Club. 
The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 14, 1997, at 11 a.m. at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden. Burial will be in Forestdale Cemetery in Holyoke, Mass. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Memorial Fund of Bethany Lutheran Church of Cromwell, 50 Court St., Cromwell, Conn. 06416. 

Funeral 
Sophie G. Baillargeon 
MERIDEN -- The funeral of Sophie Grace Baillargeon, 74, of 84 Atkins St., wife of Lionel E. Baillargeon, was held Saturday, April 12, 1997, at 9:15 a.m. at the Stempien Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden, and at 10 a.m. in St. Laurent Church. The Rev. Maurice P. Soucy celebrated the Mass of Christian burial and officiated in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. 
The pallbearers were Robert Baillargeon, son; Costante Morasutti and Warren Chenoweth, both sons-in-law; and Daniel Baillargeon, Joey Morasutti and Stephen Giguere, grandsons. 
Mrs. Baillargeon died Thursday, April 10, 1997, at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven. 

Death Notice 
ORTIZ, Nelson, 42, of 32-F Wharton Brook Drive, Wallingford, died Friday, April 11, 1997, at Trinity Hill Health Care Center, Hartford. He is survived by his wife, Diana Thurlow Ortiz; four sisters; and three brothers. He was predeceased by a daughter, Laura Mercedes Ortiz. A graveside service will be held Monday, April 14, 1997, at 11 a.m. in the Center Street Cemetery, Wallingford. Fitzgerald Memorial Funeral Home, 209 Center St., Wallingford, is in charge of arrangements. 

Death Notices 
CARMUCCI, Vincenza Aparo, 77, of Silliman Road, Wallingford, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at her home. She was the widow of Angelo Carmucci. In addition to the survivors mentioned in the obituary, she is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday (TODAY) at 10 a.m. from The Yalesville Funeral Home, 386 Main St., Yalesville section of Wallingford, and at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Entombment will be in Sacred Heart Mausoleum, Meriden. 

GARRETT, Barbara A. Gahan, 69, wife of Gordon Garrett, of McKenna Court, Wallingford, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, unexpectedly. Funeral services will be held Tuesday (TODAY) at 9 a.m. from The Wallingford Funeral Home, and at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection for a Mass of Christian burial. Internment will be in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. Gifts in her memory may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT, or the Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Dr., Branford, CT 06405. 

MARCHITTO, Ernest P., 57, of 6 Totoket Road, Branford, formerly of Cardinal Dr., Wallingford, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at his home, after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of MaryAnn Rustick Marchitto. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard M. Marchitto. His funeral will be held Wednesday, at 9 a.m. from the Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Resurrection, Wallingford. Burial will take place in All Saint's Cemetery, North Haven. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice Inc., 61 Burban Dr., Branford, CT 06405 or to the Church of the Resurrection, 115 Pond Hill Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492. 

Richard Abendroth 
SOUTHINGTON -- Richard Abendroth, 63, of 1 Darling St., died Friday, Dec. 5, 1997, at Bristol Hospital. 
Born Feb. 20, 1934, he was the son of the late Richard and Marie Abendroth. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. Mr. Abendroth was a self-employed house painter and had owned a luncheonette in Meriden years ago. Recently he ran a delivery service in Southington. He was active and coached in the Southington Little and Senior Leagues. 
He is survived by his wife, Isabella Abendroth of Bristol; two sons, Wayne of Bristol and Craig of Plainville; two daughters, Heather Abendroth of Bristol and Robin Abendroth of Enfield. 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with military honors. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. 

Diane M. Asplund 
MERIDEN -- Diane M. Asplund, 46, of 195 Carriage Drive East, wife of Gary W. Asplund, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center following a brief illness. 
Born in Hartford, Feb. 9, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Dr. David and Mary Hogan Ivers. Mrs. Asplund resided in Meriden for most of her life and attended Meriden schools and was a graduate of Maloney High School class of 1969. Diane and her husband, Gary, owned and operated Carbone's Deli in North Haven. She was a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church. 
Besides her husband, Gary, she is survived by four children, Benjamin, Aimee, Joshua and Lindsay. She is also survived by a brother, John Ivers of Texas and several nieces and nephews. 
The funeral will be held on Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

Maurice A. Chouinard 
NORTH HAVEN -- Maurice A. Chouinard, husband of Dorothy H. Schetzel Chouinard of 171 Manomet Ave., North Haven, died Dec. 6, 1997, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. 
He was the father of Nancy H. Scuderi, Paul M. Chouinard and Susan Iannone; the father-in-law of Dr. Richard Scuderi, Ann Chouinard and Matthew Iannone; grandfather of Andrew Scuderi and Matthew Iannone Jr.; brother of Mrs. George (Florence) Bourque, Anita Diggles and the late Ernest and Clare Chouinard; and brother-in-law of Mrs. Kenneth (Marie S.) Emmerman. 
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial in St. Barnabas Church, North Haven, at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. The visiting hours will be Tuesday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford, CT 06405 or the Father McGivney Cancer Research Center, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06510. 

Stephen DePaulo 
BRISTOL -- Stephen "Joe" DePaulo, 71, of 155 Greystone Ave. died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at Mediplex. He was the husband of Janet (Woods) DePaulo. 
Born May 13, 1926, in Southington, he was the son of the late Ralph and Theresa (DeFeo) DePaulo. He had retired in 1989 from Parson Buick Co. of Plainville and had also worked at Southington Hardware for 34 years. 
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Scott C. DePaulo of Bristol and Stephen L. DePaulo Sr.; six sisters, Louise Wheeler, Mary Roback and Anna Abate, all of Southington, Rose Kyle of Florida, Laura Manfred of Meriden and Theresa Munger of Bristol; two grandchildren, Stephen L. DePaulo Jr. and Gina Cova; one great-grandchild, Nicholas S. DePaulo; and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by two brothers, Domenic and Ralph DePaulo. 
The funeral will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. Burial will be at South End Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m. 

Mary G. Roberge 
WALLINGFORD -- Mary G. Paquette Roberge, 93, formerly of Wallace Row, Wallingford, widow of Ernest Roberge, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at Veterans Memorial Medical Center. 
Mrs. Roberge was born in Uxbridge, Mass., June 6, 1904, a daughter of the late Joseph and Therese Balanger Paquette, and had been a Wallingford resident since 1925. She was a parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Church, and was a member of the ladies guild of the parish. 
She is survived by several nieces and nephews. 
Relatives and friends will be received at The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford, Wednesday morning, from 9 until 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Church. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. 

Violet M. Stacey 
MERIDEN -- Violet M. Stacey, 83, of Meriden, wife of the late John L. Stacey, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at home after a lengthy illness. 
Born in Meriden on Aug. 7, 1914, she was a lifelong resident of Meriden and a graduate of Meriden High School. Mrs. Stacey was employed as a receptionist at the former Meriden-Wallingford Hospital. She was a parishioner of St. Laurent Church. 
Mrs. Stacey is survived by two sons, David L. Stacey of Meriden and Michael J. Stacey of Massachusetts; three grandchildren, Amy, Annette and Tony; one great-granddaughter, Lauren; and one sister, Florence Vosgien of Meriden. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial to be held on Thursday, at 10 a.m. in St. Laurent Church, 121 Camp St., Meriden. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 188, North Haven, CT 06473, or to St. Jude Children's Hospital, Memorial Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9956. Arrangements are under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden. 


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