Harry E. Beane
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. -- Harry E. Beane, 69, formerly of Cheshire, died
Sunday of cancer at his home in Kennett Square, Pa.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Bette Budd, formerly of Meriden;
a son, Chip, of Houston, Texas; a sister, Margaret Varsell of Cheshire;
and three grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to Hospice
of the Delaware Valley, 413 S. Walnut St., Kennett Square, PA 19348.
Hazel S. Cherniack
MERIDEN -- Hazel S. Cherniack, 99, of Meriden, widow of Samuel Cherniack,
died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, at the Curtis Home.
Born in Norwalk, she was the daughter of the late Abram and Sara Stull
and had lived in Meriden for many years. Mrs. Cherniack and her husband
owned and operated "Cherniack's," a women's apparel and fur store for years
in Meriden. Mrs. Cherniack was a member of Congregation B'nai Abraham.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Mrs. Cherniack was predeceased by her two children, Sylvia and Malcolm.
The funeral will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at the John J. Ferry
& Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, with Rabbi Joseph Prouser
officiating. Burial will be in B'nai Abraham Cemetery. There will be no
Felix J. Ekdahl
PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Felix J. Ekdahl, 88, of Palm Harbor, Fla., died
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998.
He was born in Meriden and moved to Florida in 1972 from Cromwell,
where he worked as a commercial representative for Northeast Utilities
Co. He was an Army Air Corps veteran in World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Ada, of Palm Harbor and a sister, Ruth
Danielson of Meriden. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor, Fla., was
in charge of arrangements.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Elizabeth (Schatzman) Farrell, 92, formerly of
Wallingford, died Dec. 28, 1997, in San Diego.
She is survived by her son, Robert Aninger Jr.; two daughters, Joan
Hinterseer and Elizabeth Archer, all of California. She was predeceased
by her husband, Robert H. Aninger; four brothers, Frederick Schatzman,
William Schatzman, Harry Schatzman and Edward Schatzman; and a sister,
A memorial Mass will be said in her memory at Holy Trinity Church,
68 North Colony Road, Wallingford, Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30 a.m.
Alice D. Gibson
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. -- Alice D. Gibson, 59, died Feb. 16, 1998, at
Wuesthoff Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Wendell Gibson of Merritt
Born April 14, 1938, in Meriden, she moved to Florida in 1985. She
was a practical nurse and counselor at Crosswinds Youth Shelter for four
Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Cherylann Nolan
of Merritt Island; a son, Walter Cossette of Fallon, Nev.; her mother,
Rose Bernardo of Titusville, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
Services were held in Florida. Donations in her name may be made to
the American Diabetes Association, 1101 N. Lake Destiny Road, No. 415,
Maitland, FL 32751.
Robert H. Pociadlo
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Robert H. Pociadlo, 66, of Vero Beach, Fla., passed
away at Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach, Fla., on Feb. 14, 1998.
He was the son of the late Henrietta and Charles Pociadlo. He previously
lived in East Haven, growing up in Meriden. He was retired from the U.S.
government as property administrator. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of Vero Beach, Fla.; a sister,
Janet Freundlich of Weston; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998 at 10 a.m. at
St. Stanislaus Church, Olive Street, Meriden. Burial immediately following
at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the charity of one's choice.
SOUTHINGTON -- Margaret (Arnold) Sugrue, of 38 South Road, Jensen's
3 Gardens, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at the Curtis Home, where she
received loving care. She was the widow of John Sugrue.
Born in Meriden, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Alexina
(Trudel) Arnold. Prior to her retirement, she was employed at the Holiday
Inn in Meriden and Greenfields of Middlefield. She was a parishioner of
St. Joseph's Church in Meriden for many years.
She is survived by two daughters and son-in-laws, Margaret Boch and
her husband, Daniel, and Kathleen England and her husband, William, all
of Southington; her grandchildren, Sandra and Vito Minkiewicz, Savannah
and Maggie Boch and Kevin England; several nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by a brother, Tebert Arnold, and two sisters, Dorothy L'Heureux
and Ruth DeRoche; and a loving sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Margaret
and Frank Tracy.
The funeral will be held Monday 9:45 a.m. from the DellaVecchia Funeral
Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington to St. Joseph's Church in Meriden at
10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Meriden. Calling
hours will be Sunday, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Eleanor C. Tartaglia
WALLINGFORD -- Eleanor C. Danarovich Tartaglia, 70, of Bayberry Drive,
Wallingford, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, in the Brook Hollow Health Care
Center, in Wallingford.
Born in Scranton, Pa., Aug. 10, 1927, daughter of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Danarovich, she was a Wallingford resident for over 50 years.
She had been employed by Wallace Silversmiths, formerly of Wallingford,
for many years until her retirement. She was a parishioner of Most Holy
Mrs. Tartaglia is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lynda T. and
Thomas H. Etkin of Bethany; a son and daughter-in-law, David R. Tartaglia
Jr. and Cynthia A. Tartaglia of Terryville; two brothers and a sister-in-law,
Gabriel and Florence Danorovich of Wallingford and Edward Danorawicz of
Morningside, Md.; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She
was predeceased by a sister, Lucille Dawidowicz, and a brother, Alfred
Her family will receive relatives and friends in the Wallingford Funeral
Home, 809 North Main St. Ext. in Wallingford, Friday from 9 to 10 a.m.,
when the funeral cortege will proceed to Most Holy Trinity Church for a
Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the American Diabetes
Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450.
WOJAN, Adele B., 74, wife of George H. Wojan of 32 Forest Road, Wallingford,
mother of Joan Wojan of Arlington, Mass., sister of Renee Smith of South
Meriden, died Tuesday. A funeral service will be held on Thursday (TODAY),
Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Wallingford, 23
S. Main St., with the Rev. Dean Warburton officiating. Burial will be private.
If friends so desire, memorial gifts in her name may be sent to the First
Congregational Church Scholarship Fund, 23 S. Main St., Wallingford, CT
06492. The B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 S. Elm St., Wallingford, is in
charge of the arrangements.
Scott F. Otwell
MIDDLETOWN -- Funeral services for Scott Francis Otwell, 40, of 65
Hillside Ave., were held Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from the Beecher and Bennett
Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden, and at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph
Church where a Mass of Christian burial was celebrated by the Rev. Robert
Roy. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
The pallbearers were James Otwell, Richard Messina, David St. Onge,
Wayne Mocadlo, Steve Saccocio and Frank Chovitz.
Mr. Otwell died suddenly Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998.
WALLINGFORD — Florence Calza, 84, formerly of 13 McGuire Court, died
Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at the Regency House of Wallingford. She was the
wife of the late Ernest Calza.
Born in Wallingford, Dec. 12, 1913, she was a daughter of the late
Charles and Anna Como Peet. She was a lifelong resident of Wallingford
and was a graduate of Lyman Hall High School, class of 1932.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Sandra) Farkas and Mrs.
Theodore (Marcia) Grant, both of Wallingford; three grandchildren, Mrs.
Manny (Debra) Serrantino, Robert Farkas Jr. and Kileen Grant; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service and burial were private. The B.C. Bailey Funeral Home,
273 S. Elm St., Wallingford, was in charge of arrangements.
EVERETT G. CROWELL
BEDFORD, Va. — Everett George "Pee-Wee" Crowell, 83, of Bedford, Va.,
died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital. He
was the husband of Anita Duval Crowell.
Born in Meriden, Conn., he was the son of the late Alfred Benson Crowell
and Eleanor Dolph Crowell. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Janice Anita Crowell
of Penn Valley, Calif.; a brother, Howard S. Arnold of Redwood Valley,
Calif.; a sister, Joyce A. Majeski of Meriden; and one granddaughter, Hollen
E. Crowell of Durham, Conn. He was predeceased by a son, Bruce Kent Crowell.
Memorials in his name may be made to the Bedford Life Saving Crew.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Carder-Tharp Funeral Home and
LAWRENCE G. GINGRAS JR.
WALLINGFORD — Lawrence G. Gingras Jr., 71, of Kondracki Lane, died
Thursday, May 28, 1998, at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Meriden.
Born in Meriden, Feb. 7, 1927, he was a son of the late Lawrence G.
Gingras Sr. and the late Oura Regis Gingras. He resided in Wallingford
and North Haven for several years. He lived in Wisconsin for several years
before returning to Wallingford two years ago. He was employed by the Remington
Arms Company in Bridgeport for 35 years until his retirement. He was a
U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II and the Korean War.
He is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Lorraine and Dominic
Carini of Rocky Hill and Shirley Foucault of Yalesville; three brothers
and sisters-in-law, Thomas J. and Ellen Gingras of Hamden, Raymond and
Georgine Morin of Wallingford and Roger and Patricia Morin of Arkansas;
and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his stepmother, Seimone
Rebutol Morin Gingras.
His family will receive relatives and friends at the Wallingford Funeral
Home, 809 North Main St., Ext., Wallingford, Friday (TODAY) from 5 to 8
p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8 a.m. from the Wallingford
Funeral Home, when the funeral cortege will proceed to Most Holy Trinity
Church in Wallingford for a Mass of Christian burial at 9 a.m. Interment
will be in the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown.
LOUIS F. OLIVIER
WEST HARTFORD — Louis F. Olivier, 80, formerly of Meriden, died May
27, 1998, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center after an extended
illness. He was the husband of the late Mary Ricci Olivier.
Born in South Meriden on June 22, 1917, he was the son of the late
Frank and Rosalie Olivier. Louis attended local schools, graduating from
Meriden High School in 1935. Upon graduation from Bentley School of Accounting
& Finance in 1938, he joined the International Silver Co., retiring
in 1979. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945.
He is survived by two children and their spouses, Carol O. and Frank
Delligan of West Hartford, Conn., John L. and Sally Ann Olivier of Honeoye
Falls, N.Y.; his beloved grandchildren, Michael, Amy and Melissa Delligan
and Gloria Olivier; also his sister and brother-in-law, Virginia O. and
Robert W. Ness of Southington and Ormond Beach, Fla. and their son, Robert
J. Ness of Plymouth, Mass. He is also survived by his late wife's family,
Anne and Carl Della Calce of Old Saybrook; Lenny and Evelyn Ricci of Cheshire;
John Ricci and Lucy Ricci, both of Meriden; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence Olivier.
The funeral will be held on Saturday at 8:15 a.m. from the John J.
Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, and at 9 a.m. at
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 109 Goodwill Ave., Meriden. Burial will
be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Meriden. Friends may call at the funeral home
on Friday (TODAY) from 3 to 7 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy
are asked to consider a donation to a charity of one's choice.
VERA F. SALERNI
SOUTHINGTON — Vera F. Salerni, 80, of 21 Quaker Lane, died Wednesday,
May 27, 1998 at Bradley Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Anthony
Born Jan. 27, 1918, in Southington, she was the daughter of the late
Joseph and Josephine (Tancredi) Frascatore. She had worked at Five Star
Manufacturing of Plantsville. Mrs. Salerni was a parishioner of St. Aloysius
Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mary Lou Derynoski
and son-in-law, David, of Southington; six brothers and their wives, Albert
and Rose Frascatore, William and Amy Frascatore, James Frascatore, Dusco
"Duke" and Evelyn Frascatore, all of Southington, Joseph and Rose Frascatore
of Waterbury, Anthony and Alice Frascatore of Cheshire; two sisters, Antoinette
Maine and Anna Petrillo, both of Southington; a granddaughter, Dawn; and
many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Darlene,
two brothers, Edward and Raymond and a sister, Dorothy Marino.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 10:45 a.m. from the DellaVecchia
Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington, to St. Aloysius Church at 11:30
a.m. Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be held
Friday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 p.m.
EDWARD A. SELF
MERIDEN — Edward A. Self, 94, of 248 Swain Ave., died Sunday, May 24,
1998, at Veterans Memorial Medical Center. He was the husband of the late
Caroline Vance Self.
Born in New York state on Jan. 16, 1904, he was a son of the late George
and Augusta Jacobs Self. He had been employed at New Departure.
He is survived by a sister, Laura Whitman of San Carlos, Calif.; two
nephews, Frederick W. Whitman Jr. of San Jose, Calif. and Mark H. Whitman
of San Carlos, Calif.; four nieces, Laura Ann Gonzalez of San Jose, Calif.,
Rachel Marie Croft of Atherton, Calif., Martha Jean Morley of San Carlos,
Calif. and Deborah Lee Taylor of Dover, Ark.; and several grandnieces and
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at
the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of
the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden.