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Madeline Helen Mahon

August 1, 1922 - October 14, 2010

Entered into rest, Oct. 14, 2010, with her family by her side, Madeline"Helen" Esposito Mahon, 88, ; wife of the late Thomas Mahon; mother of Henry, Thomas(Sue) & David (Judy) Mahon; sister of Nancy Gagliardi; also survived by 7 grandchildren & 11 great-grandchildren; born on Wooster St. Aug. 1, 1922, daughter of the late Alfonso & Liberata Esposito; predeceased by a daughter Ann Marenna,...
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Frank Jack Bouteiller

February 11, 1946 - October 7, 2010

Entered into rest, Oct. 7, 2010, at his home, Frank J. Bouteiller, 64, of Union Ave. W.H.; husband of Patricia Ann Kopen Bouteiller; father of Tammy(James) Kelley, Tina(Ed) Cayia & Tracey Gery; grandfather of Jamie & Shannon Kelley and several other grandchildren; brother of Robert Bouteiller, James Whone, Florence Lazarkwicz, Shirley Ellis, Frances Gray, the late Edward & Charles Bouteiller,...
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Aida Cofrances

June 24, 1912 - October 5, 2010

COFRANCES, AIDA V. Aida Valente Cofrances of Cedar Woods, Branford, formerly of 852 Beechwood Rd., Orange, died Tuesday, October 5th, 2010. Born in Providence, RI on June 24, 1912, daughter of the late Victor A. and Maria M. Valente. Mrs. Cofrances attended the former McKeon Secretarial School and graduated from Felt and Farrant Business School. She retired from the former Western Electric Co.,...
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Robert F. Puzzo

December 16, 1940 - October 2, 2010

Entered into rest, Oct. 2, 2010, Robert F. Puzzo, 69 of East Haven; husband of Maria Puzzo; father of Jennifer (George) McGann of TX; grandfather of Ryan & Trent; brother of Patrick J. (Donna) Puzzo, Jr. of New Hampshire, Elizabeth D'amato of Stratford, Emma Frantz of FL & the late Donald Puzzo; also survived by a sister-in-law Alice and several nieces & nephews. born Dec. 16, 1940 in Stratord...
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Adele Vestuti

April 9, 1922 - September 27, 2010

Entered into rest, Sept. 27, 2010, Adele Scalesse Vestuti, 88, of 115 Frank St. East Haven; beloved wife for 62 years of John A. Vestuti ; cherished mother of John A. Vestuti, Jr. & Linda V. Peters; sister of Charles(Marie), Anthony(Gloria), John(Eileen), Peter(Dorothy) & Robert(Carol) Scalesse, Lena Tombary , the late Donald & Virginia Scalesse; grandmother of Tara & Nicole Peters. Adele loved...
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George Aloi

November 16, 1927 - September 18, 2010

Entered into rest, Sept. 18, 2010, George Aloi, 82 of New Haven; father of Alana Palmieri, Robert & George Aloi, Jr.; brother of Carl, Armand, David & Pasquale Aloi , Rose Costello, Alice Gambardella & the late Josephine Knight; also survived by 2 grandchildren; son of the late Pasquale L. & Luisa Ruggiero Aloi. He was a self-employed carpenter. Private services & burial in St. Lawrence...
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Joseph V. Santagata, Jr.

September 13, 1939 - September 18, 2010

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph V. Santagata, Jr. has through the mystery of death peacefully passed into the hands of God on September 18, 2010. Joe was born in New Haven on September 13, 1939 to Joseph & Nancy (Cavallaro) Santagata. Joe met and married his beloved wife of 47 years, Marabel (Lupone) Santagata, and together they were blessed with two loving children, Joseph V. Santagata, III of New...
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Vito Torre

September 16, 1921 - September 9, 2010

Torre, Vito F. "Peter" - Entered into rest Sept. 9, 2010, Vito F. "Peter" aka "Uncle Pete" & "Poppy" Torre, 88, of New Haven, husband of the late Carmel Franceschi Torre; father of Michael C. Torre of Hamden & Ann Marie (Phillip) Craven of New Haven; grandfather of Christopher P.(Jessica) Torre, Erika L. (John) Arminio, & Kyle P. Craven; also survived by 7 great-grandchildren; brother of...
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Thomas S. Claghorn

June 23, 1950 - August 15, 2010

Thomas Stewart Claghorn, 60, of Milford , passed away at YNHH on Aug. 15, 2010. He was born June 23, 1950 in Bryn Mawr, PA. and was raised in Greenwich having graduated Greenwich H.S. in1968. He then received his B.S. in Accounting from UCONN and had worked as a senior accountant for Sturm Ruger & Co. , Inc. He is survived by his brother Lt.Col. Charles (Holly) Claghorn of Las Vegas, NV,...
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Irene P. Montagna

April 20, 1919 - August 13, 2010

Entered into rest. Aug. 13, 2010, Irene P. Giannotti Montagna, 91; wife of the late Ralph W. Montagna;mother of William R. and Robert J. Montagna; sister of Anthony Giannotti and the late Victoria Bryan; also survived by 5 grandchidren and 1 great-grandson Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Vincent de Paul Church Tuesday at 10am Burial in All Saints...
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Phyllis Poole

May 9, 1918 - August 5, 2010

Entered into rest August 5, 2010, Phyllis Clemente Poole, 92, wife of the late George D. Poole, formerly of Vista Dr., East Haven; mother of George H. (Patricia) Poole of Meriden & Florence (Ernest) Perno of EH; grandmother of Ernest G., Jill & Stacey Perno, Gina & Jennifer Poole; sister of the late Concetta O'Donnell, Mary Mazza, Frances Beasley & Pauline Hughes; born in Plainville ; daughter...
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William Candela, Jr.

May 7, 1958 - August 4, 2010

Candela, William , Jr. At his home, Aug. 4, 2010, William Candela, Jr., 52 of 31 E. Briarwood La. , Branford; son of William & Stella Mazziotti Candela, Sr. ; brother of Rocco & James (Patricia) Candela all of East Haven. He worked as an apprentice electrician for IBEW, Local 90. " Love You Babe " Funeral from MARESCA & SONS FUNERAL HOME 592 Chapel St. Saturday at 9:30am. Mass of Christian...
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Mary Ann Borrelli

May 7, 1940 - August 1, 2010

Entered into rest, Aug. 1, 2010, Mary Ann Vece Borrelli, 70, of Guilford; beloved wife of John A. Borrelli; dedicated mother of Roberta Griffiths & Karen Borrelli, cherished grandmother of Elaina & Charlese Griffiths; outstanding mother-in-law to Charles Griffiths and F. Patrick Flynn;daughter of the late Salvatore & Helena Randi Vece Mary Ann was devoted to her family, friends and career in...
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Mary L. Brandini

September 3, 1925 - July 30, 2010

Entered into rest, peacefully, on July 30, 2010, Mary L. Brandini, 84; sister of Louise B. DeNard of Branford; aunt of Russell (Eydith) Cooper of N. Guilford & Henry Cooper of N. Stonington; also survived by 9 grand-nieces & nephews and 9 great-grandnieces & nephews; predeceased by her parents Joseph & Julia Giandi Brandini, brother Louis Brandini , brother-in-law Charles DeNard & nephew...
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Barbara Jean Marcucci

April 16, 1929 - July 29, 2010

Entered into rest on July 29, 2010, Barbara Jean "Bobbie" Marcucci, 81, wife of Anthony D. "Chick" Marcucci of 35 Miami St. East Haven; mother of Durant (Annette) McCurley of EH & Constance (Tap H.) Luke of Northford & the late Charles A. "Tony" McCurley; mother-in-law of Donna McCurley of EH; grandmother of Michael, Mark, Mary Beth, Matthew, Anthony & Daniel McCurley, Christina & Samantha...
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Ralph J. Iaccarino

August 11, 1921 - July 25, 2010

Entered into rest, July 25, 2010, Ralph J. Iaccarino, 88, of Chidsey Ave. East Haven; husband of Elenore Coppola Iaccarino; father of Lisa Dawes, Angela (James) Salvati & Donna (Anthony) Susi all of E.H. ; brother of Carl Iaccarino of New Haven & Josephine La Banca of Guilford; grandfather of Alicia Lalla, Anthony, Michael & Christina Susi and Patrick Dawes, Jr.; great-grandfather of Michael...
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Andrew J. Galardi

July 1, 1927 - July 16, 2010

Galardi, Andrew J. Andrew J. Galardi, beloved husband of Mary O'Brien Galardi, entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 16, 2010, after a long illness. Born in New Haven on July 1, 1927, he was the son of the late James S. and Rose Catalogna Galardi, both originally of Amalfi, Italy. He was a graduate of Fork Union Military Academy, Virginia, and a veteran of World War II. He was also...
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Luda Smirnova

July 13, 1947 - July 4, 2010

Luda Shestov Smirnova , 62 ; wife of Nikolai Smirnov of 124 Monticello Dr. Branford; mother of Daria &Craig Pestone of White Plains, NY and Dmitrii Smirnov of Russia; Luda was an Assitant Librarian at Sterling Library for 15 years. She cherished this position for the opportunity it brought her to be part of the Yale University community and the surrounding New Haven area. The rich history,...
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Lois H. Papagoda

May 24, 2010 - July 3, 2010

Lois H. Papagoda entered into rest July 3, 2010 at Capital Hospice in Arlington, VA. Born on May 24, 1929 in New Haven, CT, Lois was the daughter of the late Anthony Tata and Welda Schrieter Tata. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ralph Papagoda, Jr. of Arlington, VA, children Lorie Nevares of Arlington, VA and David Papagoda of Lexington, SC, grandchildren, Rachel, Julian and Leah...
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Concetta P. Silvestri

August 14, 1917 - June 30, 2010

Entered into rest, June 30, 2010, Concetta Grazioso Silvestri, 92,; wife of the late Orlando Silvestri, Chief Bldg Inspector; mother of Denise (Domenic) Pecoraro & Pasquale(Anita) Silvestri; grandmother of Andrea Freais, Mark & Dean Silvestri & Deandra Pecoraro; great-grandmother of Sophie, Isabella, Giavanna, Leo & Frances; predeceased by parents Francesco & Maria Cavo Grazioso and siblings...
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John T. Frieri

October 22, 1943 - June 28, 2010

Frieri, John T. Suddenly, June 28, 2010, John T. Frieri, 66 "Johnny Parris" of 44 Sixth St. New Haven; life partner of Martha Martin; son of Philomena Zarra Frieri & the late Joseph Frieri; brother of Carmela Congdon and Janet Poseno, Genevieve Jones & Linda Lester, who are daughters of Genevieve Celotto Husted; uncle of Pamela(Shawn) Bates ; also survived by Laura (Bill) Buckman & Greg Martin,...
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John J. Schwab, M.D.

February 10, 1923 - June 27, 2010

Schwab, John J., M.D. Dr. John J. Schwab, formerly of Louiville, KY, a nationally recognized psychiatrist died June 27, 2010 at CT Hospice in Branford. He is survived by his wife Ruby Baxter Schwab, daughter Dr. Mary Schwab-Stone, son-in-law, Professor A. Douglas Stone and grandsons John A. and William S. Stone. Friends may call at MARESCA & SONS FUNERAL HOME 592 Chapel St. Thursday (TODAY) ...
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Angela Carofano

May 24, 1926 - June 23, 2010

Entered into rest, June 23, 2010, Angela Pugliese Carofano, 84, of Woodvale Dr., Northford; wife of the late James B. Carofano, Jr.; mother of Mary Ann Battipaglia with whom she resided; grandmother of Daniel & James M. Battipaglia; sister of Frank Pugliese of W.H., the late Anthony Pugliese, Margaret Mascola, Josephine Burroughs & Anna Parcella; also survived by nieces Carol Rasmus , Pamela...
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Josephine Frances Maher

September 20, 1927 - June 17, 2010

At home, June 17, 2010, Josephine F. Maher of 32 Rowe St.; wife of the late William E. Maher; mother of Louise A. Smith, David J., Justin (Janet) & the late William (Billy) E. Maher; sister-in-law of Irene, Florence & Charlotte Alfano; also survived by 10 grandchildren, & 15 great-grandchildren; predeceased by 4 brothers , 2 nephews & a great-nephew; born Sept. 20, 1927, daughter of the late...
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William C. Norton

February 14, 1963 - June 15, 2010

NORTON, WILLIAM C., JR. William C. Norton, Jr., 47 of 129 Curtis Dr. New Haven, died suddenly June 15, 2010, after injuries sustained in a motorcyle accident. He was born in New Haven, Feb. 14, 1963, son of Patricia Jagrosse Moran & the late William C. Norton, Sr. Besides his mother he leaves sons, William C. , III & Benjamin J. Norton, his former wife Terry of Clinton; siblings...
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Alphonse J. Funaro

October 23, 1930 - June 14, 2010

Alphonse J. Funaro, 79 of 16 Morgan Terrace, East Haven, CT and Pompano Beach, FL, and formerly of 32 Westview Rd., North Haven, CT, died in Philadelphia, PA on June 14, 2010 after an extended illness He was the son of the late Anthony & Agnes Esposito Funaro. Mr. Funaro is survived by his wife Josephine Malafronte, sons Anthony (AJ) and Pasquale (Pat) both of Branford, daughter Cindy Towers ,...
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L. Peter Maisano

March 28, 1917 - May 23, 2010

Entered into rest, May, 23, 2010, L. Peter Maisano, Ret.Lt., NHFD 93; husband of Mary Esposito Maisano of New Haven; father of Gail Coyle of Branford & the late Michael P. Maisano; grandfather of John(Sara), James (Melissa) & Linda Coyle, Anthony & Peter Maisano; great-grandfather of Maeve, Emma & Andrew Coyle; brother of the late Joseph Maisano & Lee Carilla; born March 28, 1917, son of the...
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Harry Velardi

November 2, 1923 - April 15, 2010

In Branford, April 15, 2010, Harry Velardi, 86, of 2 Toole Dr. Branford; husband of Frances A. Carmucci Velardi; father & father-in-law of Harry & Marie Velardi of Atlanta and Frances & Edward Amarante of Branford; grandfather of Jared (Angela) & Justin Cooke; great-grandfather of Matthew & Benjamin Cooke; born Nov. 2, 1923, son of the late Joseph & Maria Giammattei Velardi; predeceased by...
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Paula Cartagena Gutierrez

July 1, 1909 - March 27, 2010

Paula Cartagena Gutierrez, 100, of New Haven; died March 27, 2010; born in Cayey, Puerto Rico on July 1, 1909 where she had worked as a seamstress before coming to New Haven in May 1966 and worked in area factories. She was predeceased by her husband Gilberto Gutierrez & a son Efrain; survived by 8 children , Johnny Gutierrez, Carmen Cartagena, Emerita Rodriguez, Max Gutierrez, William Gutierrez,...
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Michael Peter Gianfredo

May 3, 1930 - March 17, 2010

Entered into rest, March 17, 2010, Michael P.Gianfredo, 79, of Haystack Rd. West Haven; husband of Inez Paolini Gianfredo; father of Lisa Carfora of W.H. and Lucia (David) Granata of North Haven; grandfather of Pasquale Carfora and Vincent Granata; predeceased by his parents Michael & Mary Landino Gianfredo & a sister Rita Ursini. He had worked as a gun assembler & lead man at Olin Corp. and...
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Robert M. Pascale

October 26, 1935 - March 10, 2010

In YNHH, March 10, 2010, Robert M. Pascale, 74 of New Haven; husband of the late Michelina Mele Pascale; brother of Jean P. Lamberti of Woodbridge, the late Antoinette Cuomo, Joseph Pascale & Genevieve Kelley Burke; also survived by several nieces & nephews; born Oct. 26, 1935, son of the late Frank & Ida Lasala Pascale. He served in the Marines during the Korean Conflict and was a retired...
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Robert C. Milano, Sr.

March 9, 1929 - March 8, 2010

Entered into rest, March 8, 2010, Robert C. Milano, Sr., 80, of East Haven; husband of the late Irene St. John Milano; beloved father of Stephen (Catherine) Milano of New Haven and Robert (Maryann) Milano, Jr. of Cumming, GA ;brother of Anne Ludee, Elizabeth Alexandra, Michael & Anthony Milano and the late Louis Milano;also survived by 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren & his loving...
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Rose N. Acquarulo

May 16, 1918 - March 4, 2010

Rose Naclerio Acquarulo of Northford, CT entered into rest on Wednesday, March 4, 2010, at Yale-NH Hospital. She was pre-deceased by her husband Salvatore J. Acquarulo. Rose was born May 16, 1918 in New Haven, daughter of the late Matteo & Luisa Papagoda Naclerio. Rose enjoyed cooking for her family & friends, sewing was a hobby of hers. Rose was a caregiver; caring for others came naturally...
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Laura DeGregorio

July 23, 1923 - February 17, 2010

Entered into rest, Feb. 17, 2010, Laura Maresca DeGregorio, 86, formerly of New Haven; wife of the late Louis A. DeGregorio; mother of Marc (Lucille) DeGregorio of North Haven; sister of Joseph Maresca of FL ; also survived by 3 grandchildren; born July 13, 1923, daughter of the late Lugi & Margaret Esposito Maresca Funeral from MARESCA & SONS FUNERAL HOME 592 Chapel St. Saturday at 9:30 am. ...
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Mary J. Geraci

April 17, 1914 - February 12, 2010

In Branford, Feb. 12, 2010, Mary J. Cimino Geraci, 95, formerly of East Haven; wife of the late Salvatore Geraci; mother of Anthony S. (Rosalie) Geraci & Thomas L. (Angelina) Geraci both of E.H., Mary (Robert) Scott of Winter Park, FL & the late Richard Geraci; grandmother of Anthony S. Geraci, Jr., Lisa Anastasio, Stacy Zaichicks, Pamela Tucholski, Joseph & Elizabeth Geraci; also survived by 7...
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Lillian H. Stanish

December 23, 1922 - February 9, 2010

Lillian Apuzzo Stanish, 87 of New Haven, passed away Feb. 9, 2010; loving wife of the late John Stanish; beloved mother of John (Nancy) Stanish of North Haven and Debra (Stephen) Galluzzi of New Haven; grandmother of Tracy & Christopher Stanish; also survived by a nephew Raymond (Ginny) DeMeola & several other nieces & nephews; predeceased by her parents Ludovico & Lucia Fiore Apuzzo formerly of...
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Barbara Bernardo

August 18, 1924 - January 27, 2010

Entered into rest, Jan. 27, 2010, Barbara Vitali Bernardo, 85, of Hamden; wife of the late John Bernardo, Sr.; mother of Frances Bernardo of N.H., the late Robert & John Bernardo, III; sister of Bartholomew (Pat) Vitali of Las Vegas; the late Serafino (Ralph), Orestes (Willie) & Nazzareno (Nozzy) Vitali; Johanna (Jenny) Dickinson & Rose Susnjara; grandmother of Zeudi & Rena Bernardo; also...
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Concetta M. Apuzzo

December 27, 1919 - January 26, 2010

In Branford, Jan. 26, 2010, Concetta M. Notarino Apuzzo, 90; wife of the late Vincent J. Apuzzo; mother of Lucy Gogliettino, Anthony, James, Peter & Ronald Apuzzo; sister of Louise Mazieka, Catherine (Louis) DeFelice, Andrew (Josephine) & Joseph (Joanne) Notarino; also survived by 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren & 1 great-great-grandson ; predeceased by her parents Pietro & Lucia...
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Thomas H. Hamilton

February 17, 1936 - January 25, 2010

Entered into rest, Jan. 25, 2010, Thomas H. Hamilton, 73 of Stoddard Rd. East Haven; husband for 50 years of Ann Sarno Hamilton; father of Nancy A. Hamilton, of Northford, Thomas A. (Josephine) Hamilton of E.H., Maria A.( Edward) Gargano of North Haven & Michael A. (Alissa) Hamilton of E.H. ; also survived by 9 grandchildren, special uncle of Donna Hamilton; brother of Robert Hamilton of N.H.,...
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John Derosa

September 28, 1915 - January 23, 2010

DeRosa, John Entered into rest, Jan. 23, 2010, John DeRosa, 94;husband of the late Josephine Grazioso ;father of Frances (Joseph) Murphy, Jr. of New Haven; grandfather of Sgt. Joseph (Shari) Murphy, III, NHPD; great-grandfather of Joseph & Jaime; predeceased by his parents Pasquale & Francesca Bellamollo DeRosa, siblings Ann Frangipane, Maria, Ralph & Anthony DeRosa Friends are invited to...
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Ralph A. Paolillo

April 15, 1939 - January 21, 2010

Ralph A. Paolillo, Jr., 70 of West Haven, passed away on Jan. 21, 2010, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer; born April 15, 1939 in New Haven, son of the late Ralph & Antoinette Capasso Paolillo. He is survived by his wife Hazel Cornelius Paolillo, daughters Robin Lynn (Michael) Holland of MA, Dawn Paolillo, A.J. (Gary) Palermo of Orange , Kori ...
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Carmen Bottone

October 25, 1928 - January 18, 2010

Entered into rest, Jan. 18, 2010, Carmen Bottone; formerly of 12 River Rd. E.H. ; husband of the late Marie Carrano Bottone; father of Carmen "Chickie" (Nancy) Bottone, Jr. of No. Haven; Nancy (Troy) Bott , Madelyn "Maddie" Bottone both of N.H. & the late Gaetano Bottone; brother of Mary (Jack) Conway of E.H., Rose (Alphonse) Cimino of No.Haven, the late Louis & Pasquale Bottone; brother-in-law...
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Christina Rossellino

October 14, 1913 - January 18, 2010

ROSSELLINO, CHRISTINA Entered into rest, Jan. 18, 2010, Christina Rossellino, 96, of 31 Irvington St. ; mother of Mary Rossellino; predeceased by her husband Andrew and siblings Anthony & Josephine Cardenutto, Virginia Gambardella , Madeline Ferraiolo , Anna Colavolpe & Concetta Stankiewicz. She had worked as a seamstress and attended Orchard House Adult Day Care Center. Friends may call at...
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William C. Chekas

November 29, 1923 - January 13, 2010

Entered into rest on Jan. 13, 2010, William C. Chekas, 86, husband of Sharon Natale Chekas of Hamden; father of Mercy Scafarello, Christy Chekas, Angela DiBianco, Rebecca Larson step-father of Marie Mannix; Robert, Michael, Nicholas, Richard, & the late Timothy & William N. Natale; also survived by 5 grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, & 8 step-great-grandchildren; predeceased by 5 brothers....
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Margaret M. Onofrio

December 4, 1931 - January 10, 2010

Entered into rest on Jan. 10, 2010, Margaret M. Onofrio, 78, wife of Edward J. Onofrio (Onofrio's Market, Onofrio's Fresh Cut Inc. & Ultimate Foods, LLC) of 17 Salvatore Dr. North Haven; loving mother of David (Deborah), Richard (Clementina-Tina) & Paula Onofrio, & Maria (Joseph-Pep) Amendola; beloved grandmother of Melissa (Paul) Jones, Joshua, Brittany, Angelo, Rebecca & Stefania Onofrio,...
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Louise Iadone

July 24, 1912 - January 4, 2010

. – Entered into rest on Jan.4, 2010, Louise Iadone, 97, wife of the late Joseph Idone; mother of Frank J. (Jean) & Robert J. (Amalia) Idone; grandmother of Frank J. Idone Jr., Karen (John) Gagliardi, Luanne (Michael) Gayda, & Robert (Melissa) Iadone; great-grandmother of Isabella Iadone, Michael Gagliardi & Evan Iadone; sister of Julia Tarducci & the late Sebastian Bimonte, Fred & John...
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Marjorie Gootkin

November 15, 1920 - December 25, 2009

Entered into rest, Dec. 25, 2009, Marjorie Gootkin, 89, ; wife of the late Sydney Gootkin; survived by a nephew Anthony Muro and several other nieces & nephews; daughter of the late Frank & Antoinette Gentile Benevento; predeceased by several brothers & sisters Private graveside services & burial Monday in St. Lawrence Cemetery.
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John G. Simeone

July 17, 2009 - December 24, 2009

Entered into rest, Dec. 24, 2009, John Simeone, Sr, 92, formerly of East Haven; husband of the late Mary Consorte Simeone; father of John (Denise) Simeone, Jr. of Branford & Michael (Camille) Simeone of Madison; brother of Frank Simeone, Sr. of Cheshire, the late James, Carmen & Philomena Simeone, Antoinette Torre , Rose Langella & Celia Pisanelli; also survived by 5 grandchildren; born July 15,...
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Rose Cirillo

February 11, 1922 - November 23, 2009

Entered into rest, Nov. 23, 2009, Rose Elpi Cirillo, 87, formerly of Northford; wife of the late Salvatore J. Cirillo; sister of Daniel Elpi, the late Mary Elpi, Elizabeth Aversano & Jessie Mongillo; also survived by several nieces & nephews; daughter of the late Antonio & Rosalie Sacco Elpi. Rose retired from Sargent & Co. Funeral from MARESCA & SONS FUNERAL HOME 592 Chapel St. Wednesday at 9...
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Nicholas J. Bisighini

March 12, 1937 - November 22, 2009

Nicholas J. Bisighini, 72, of 110 Manomet Ave. North Haven, died Nov. 22, 2009, at CT Hospice; born in New Haven, March 12, 1937, son of the late Louis & Ann (Rascati) Bisighini. He graduated from Notre Dame H.S. and was a member of the 1955 State Championship Football Team. He also played football for UCONN where he received his Bachelors Degree. Nick worked as a supervisor at FINAST for 40...
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Alfred Brasile, Jr.

December 9, 1934 - November 13, 2009

Entered into rest, Nov. 13, 2009, Alfred Brasile, Jr., 74, loving best friend & husband for 52 years to Patricia Norbito Brasile of 19 Nicholas Dr. East Haven ; loving father & father-in-law of Alfred (Cyndi) Brasile of Vernon, NJ, Kevin Brasile of East Haven & Raymond (Julie) Brasile of Savannah, GA; brother & brother-in-law of Anne (Angelo) Raccio of North Haven, Guy (Grace) Brasile of East...
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Helen M. Menzo

April 8, 1915 - November 12, 2009

Entered into rest, Nov. 12, 2009, Helen M. Menzo, 94, formerly of West Haven; wife of the late Frank Menzo; sister of Rose Nachand of W.H., the late Anne Burdick, Annette Durso, Margaret, Carmel, Marie & Louis Apicella; also survived by several nieces & nephews; daughter of the late Lawrence & Louise Iovieno Apicella. She was a W.H. resident since 1960 and had belonged to the Allingtown Seniors....
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Edmund Farace

August 11, 1919 - November 8, 2009

Edmund Farace passed away peacefully, at the age of 90 on Nov. 8, 2009, after a short illness. Born in New Haven, CT on Aug. 11, 1919, he worked as a printer at Herlin Press for nearly 40 years. Edmund served his country in the U.S. Army and raised his children, Linda and Louis, in East Haven. After the passing of his wife, Sarah in 1979, he retired and relocated to Encinitas, CA. He is survived...
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Eleanor R. Miller

November 2, 1909 - October 25, 2009

Eleanor R. Miller, 69, of 315 Eastern St. passed away peacefully at Laurel Woods in East Haven on Oct. 25, 2009. Born Nov. 2, 1939, daughter of the late Joseph & Philomena Piscitelli Romao; mother of Corinne (Frank) Corso of Cheshire, Margie (John) Doughan of West Haven, Sharon Holmes of OK, Cathy Fisher of Branford & Bill (Marybeth) Miller of Hamden; loving Nonnie to Christopher & Andrew Corso,...
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Louise De Lucia

March 30, 1913 - October 24, 2009

In St. Raphael's Oct. 24, 2009, Louise Lampo DeLucia, of Branford; wife of the late Armand DeLucia; survived by a sister-in-law Mary Lampo and several nieces & nephews; predeceased by brothers Fred , Anthony, Joseph, Ralph, Stephen & Pasquale Lampo;daughter of the late Gaetano & Laura Cioffi Lampo and was a Branford resident since 1962 Funeral from MARESCA & SONS FUNERAL HOME 592 Chapel St,...
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Bernard C. Zambrano, Jr.

June 29, 1934 - October 24, 2009

In Branford, Oct. 24, 2009, Bernard C. Zambrano, Jr., 75, of North Haven; brother of the late Lillian Zambrano; born June 29, 1934, son of the late Bernard & Josephine Martorelli Zambrano. ;survived by several cousins. He had served in the U.S. Army. Friends may call Tuesday from 8:30 to 9:30am at MARESCA & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Chapel St. New Haven. Mass of Chrisitian Burial in St. Therese...
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Lucille Gogliettino

September 29, 1943 - October 17, 2009

Lucille Nichols Gogliettino, 66, of Branford, died at home on Oct. 17, 2009. Lucille fought a very brave & courageous battle with ovarian cancer for 11 years. She is survived by her husband Robert Gogliettino, step-children Laura (Jim) Hickey of Branford, Donna (Greg) Yates of Gulf Breeze, FL & Steven (Tricia) Gogliettino of Newtown, CT She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Eric &...
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Lorainne E. Zito

June 25, 1920 - October 13, 2009

In Durham, Lorraine Torre Zito, 89, formerly of New Haven; wife of the late Frank M. Zito; mother of Marlene B. Zito of Guilford; sister of Richard Torre of East Haven , Marlene Torre of Orange, Georgianna Robertson of Hamden & the late Jerome Torre; born June 25, 1920, daughter of the late Alfonso & Fannie D'Antonio Torre. Private funeral services and burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Memorial...
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Everett J. Hopkins

August 14, 1934 - October 12, 2009

HOPKINS, EVERETT J. Entered into rest, Everett J. Hopkins, 75, of New Haven; husband of the late Beverly San Marco Hopkins; father of Rose Hopkins Bonilla; brother of Richard (Patricia), John (Nancy) & Thomas Hopkins and Gloria (Dennis) Doss; born Aug. 14, 1934, son of the late Charles & Louise Ashby Hopkins, Private funeral services and burial in All Saints Cemetery.
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Vincent C. Purgatore

January 8, 1930 - October 2, 2009

At home, in Wallingford, Oct. 2, 2009, Vincent "GeeGee" Purgatore; 79, husband of the late Caroline Travis Purgatore; born in New Haven, Jan. 8, 1930, son of the late Charles & Carmel DelVasto Purgatore; He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from Strouse-Adler Co.He is survived by a nephew Anthony Purgatore and several dear cousins; Anita DeNigris, Camille Martucci & Frank...
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Corinne T. Alfano

July 5, 1941 - September 25, 2009

ALFANO, CORINNE T. Corinne T. (Sarnelli) Alfano, 68, of Northford, departed this life after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Friday, September 25, 2009 at St. Raphael's Hospital. Corinne was born in New Haven on July 5, 1941, daughter of the late Giuseppe and Florence (DeFelice) Sarnelli. Corinne was a graduate of West Haven High School, class of 1961. She spent her entire adult...
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Daniel H. Gorry

October 20, 1920 - September 12, 2009

Daniel "Red" Gorry, 88, of 12 Colonial Circle, West Haven, passed away Sept. 12, 2009 at St. Raphael's Hospital. He was the husband of Susan Ambrogio Gorry; born in New Haven Oct. 20, 1920; son of the late Dorothy Draffan Gorry; grandson of the late Alexander & Fannie Munson Draffan. Daniel attended Hillhouse H.S. and served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army during WWII. Prior to his...
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Emilia F. Bozzuto

October 15, 1910 - August 27, 2009

In Branford, Aug. 27, 2009, Emilia Fasano Bozzuto, 98; wife of the late Joseph Bozzuto; sister of Dante A. Fasano of East Haven, Albert (Donna) Fasano of Cranston, RI, the late Vincent, Arnold, Alphonse, Attilio & Edward Fasano, Mary Nargi & Edith Pacapelli;also survived by several nieces & nephews; born Oct. 15, 1910, daughter of the late Vincent & Violanda Fasano. She retired from Adley Express...
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Louise R. Capasso

November 21, 1938 - August 22, 2009

At home, Aug. 22, 2009, Louise Monaco Capasso, 70, of 27 Dominican Rd., Branford; wife of Louis Capasso; mother of Anthony Capasso , Pam and Deneen Paprocki & Jodie Engelhardt all of Branford; sister of Rosemarie Monaco of E.H., Josephine Dunlap of N.H., Anthony Monaco of Madison, the late Frank and Angela Monaco & Camille Novella; also survived by 6 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren. ...
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David Anthony Brennan

May 26, 1946 - August 14, 2009

David Anthony Brennan, born May 26, 1946, in New Haven, to the late Rose Burns & Vincent Brennan. While Growing up on Chatham Street in Fair Haven, David graduated from Wilbur Cross in 1965. He then graduated from Eli Whitney Tech as a welder. He worked for Pratt & Whitney and Humphrey Chemical. David loved the Boston Red Sox's. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Soul Mate and Best...
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Helen Cantore

October 23, 1924 - August 10, 2009

Cantore, Helen Helen Grimaldi Cantore of North Haven, 84, entered into rest on August 10, 2009, in the Hospital of St. Raphael;born in New Haven on October 23, 1924, daughter of the late Anthony and Helen Pane Grimaldi ;predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Albert Cantore, and sister Marie Grimaldi DeFrank. She was the loving mother of Susan Iannone and Paul Cantore, and grandmother to...
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Louise Rapuano

April 1, 1915 - August 9, 2009

Louise "Gigi" Munz Rapuano, 94 of 315 Eastern St. New Haven; formerly of Orange, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2009 at the Hospital of St. Raphael, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Albert G. Rapuano; born in New Haven on April 1, 1915 daughter of the late Mary and Joseph Munz. Mrs. Rapuano was associated with the Seven Gables Towne House Restaurant for over 40...
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Emily Belen Cuapio

August 28, 1999 - August 5, 2009

Entered into rest, Aug. 5, 2009, Emilyh Belen Cuapio, age 9; beloved daughter of Rogelioi and Monica Cuapio; sister of DIana Alejandra Cuapio; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents Cruz Cuapio and Gonzalina Lucia Sosa
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Peter S. Massa

January 20, 1914 - August 3, 2009

In Durham, Aug. 3, 2009, Peter S. Massa, 95, formerly of New Haven; husband of the late Nora Frangipane Massa; father of Marie Ceravone of Wallingford and Salvatore Massa of Stratford; also survived by 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter and several nieces & nephews; born Jan. 20, 1914 son of the late Vincenzo & Maria Massa; predeceased by siblings Stella Bagnoli,...
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Peter S. Massa

January 20, 1914 - August 3, 2009

In Durham, Aug. 3, 2009, Peter S. Massa, 95, formerly of New Haven; husband of the late Nora Frangipane Massa; father of Marie Ceravone of Wallingford and Salvatore Massa of Stratford; also survived by 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter and several nieces & nephews; born Jan. 20, 1914 son of the late Vincenzo & Maria Massa; predeceased by siblings Stella Bagnoli,...
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Mary M. Longo

July 16, 1912 - July 28, 2009

Mary Maisano Longo, 97, of Orange died July 28, 2009. She was the wife of the late Anthony B. Longo, Sr. Born July 16, 1912, daughter of the late James and Giuliette Esposito Maisano. She worked as a secretary at Nationwide Insurance Co. of Hamden for many years and previously was bookkeeper/secretary for her husband's fertilizer manufacturing plant. Mary was a long-time member of Holy Infant...
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Rosemary F. Landino

October 20, 1943 - July 27, 2009

Entered into rest, July 27, 2009, Rosemary F. Landino, 65, of 10 Chestnut Hill Branford; wife of Frank Landino; born in New Haven Oct. 20, 1943, daughter of the late Nunzio & Carmel Barletta Simeoli. Rosemary was employed as a legal assistant and was a certified G.I.A. appraiser having owned Roland Enterprises, Roland II and most recently MCS Services. Besides her husband she leaves special...
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Salvatore A. De Musis

May 2, 1918 - July 27, 2009

Salvatore A. De Musis, 91, of Cottage St. New Haven died July 27, 2009. He was born in New Haven, May 2, 1918, a son of the late Nicholas and Mary P. De Pino DeMusis. He served in the U.S. Air Force during WW II. Salvatore was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 45 years, working in the claims department until his retirement in 1990, where he was presented with the Lou Gehrig award for...
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Anthony J. De Rosa

June 18, 1917 - July 23, 2009

DeRosa, Anthony J. In YNHH, July 23, 2009, Anthony J. DeRosa, 92; brother of John DeRose of New Haven & the late Anna Frangipane, Ralph & Maria DeRosa; also survived by a special cousin Mary Hurd of Cheshire; born June 8, 1917, son of the late Pasquale & Francesca Bellamollo DeRosa. He had worked at National Folding Box Co. Funeral services will be held in MARESCA & SONS FUNERAL HOME 592...
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Mary J. Russo

August 20, 1919 - July 20, 2009

Mary J. Russo, 89, of 1199 Whitney Ave. Hamden, died July 20, 2009 at St. Raphael's Hospital. She was born in New Haven on Aug. 20, 1919, daughter of the late Eugene & Filomena Stanio Russo. Mary worked as an inspector at the Federal Paper Board Co. She is survived by her life-long friend Faye Fusco of Hamden and several nieces & nephews. Mary was predeceased by brothers Philip, Joseph & Eugene...
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Ruth C. Moore

March 12, 1916 - July 4, 2009

MOORE RUTH C. Entered into rest July 4 2009 Ruth Caroline Anderson Moore 93 of New Haven; wife of the late Thomas P. Moore Sr.; mother of Thomas P. (Karen) Moore Jr. of W.H. & Daniel F. (Marie) Moore of N.H.; sister of Winifred "Marie" Alix of Meriden and the late Ellen Carlgren Anna Richard George & Ernest "Bernie" Anderson; grandmother of Melissa Jonassen-Moore of Ithaca NY Michele Moore of New...
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John Cutillo

October 10, 1919 - June 30, 2009

Branford, June 30, 2009, John Cutillo, 89, of Pine View Dr. East Haven; husband of Connie Cuomo Cutillo; father of John (Susan) Cutillo of Hamden & Rose Horton of NC; grandfather of John(Susan) Horton, David & Lauren Cutillo; great-grandfather of Cameron & Connor Horton & Hailey; also survived by many nieces & nephews; predeceased by sisters Ann Pascarella, Vincenza Germanese & Edith...
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Elena Carmela DiMassa


Entered into rest, June 19, 2010, Elena Petrillo DiMassa of 380 Main St. Wallingford, formerly of Hamden; wife of Nicholas DiMassa; mother of Marianne (Michael) Gentile of Hamden; also survived by her beloved grandchildren Nicole, Steven & Andrew Gentile and several nieces & nephews; daughter of the late Francesco & Maria Civitillo Petrillo; sister of the late Frederick, Louis, P. Anthony, Frank...
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