Our Obituaries

Betty Lee Forbes

April 17, 1940 - April 6, 2014

Betty Lee (Hyndman) Forbes, 73, of Beacon Falls, beloved wife of the late Albert Franklin Forbes, entered into God's presence on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Hewitt Health Care of Shelton. Betty was born in Milford on April 17, 1940 the beloved daughter of the late Alex and Esther (Westberg) Hyndman. Betty worked as a professional clown for many years. She was an active member of the Seymour...
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Zigmund Kozon

November 29, 1917 - April 5, 2014

Zigmund Anthony Kozon, age 96, of Seymour, the beloved husband of the late Martha Anderlot Kozon, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in New Britain on November 29, 1917, son of the late Ignacz and Rose Karz Kozon. Zigmund was a devout communicant of St. Augustine Church of Seymour. He was a former General Foreman and...
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Rosine Walz

April 23, 1917 - March 24, 2014

Rosine Walz, 96, of Hamden, CT, beloved wife of the late Albert Walz, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 24, 2014 peacefully at the Arden House Nursing Home of Hamden. She was born in Germany on April 23, 1917 and emigrated to the United Sates with her husband and five children in 1952. Rosine lived with her family in West Haven while employed at C. Cowles & Company of New Haven. Upon...
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Juana Soto

August 28, 1968 - March 22, 2014

Juana Soto, age 45, of Seymour, formally of Shelton, entered into rest on Thursday, March 22, 2014 at her residence. Juana is survived by her many friends. A special thank you is extended to the Birmingham Health Center in Ansonia for their compassionate caring of Juana. A Memorial Mass in Celebration of Juana's Life will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:30 am at St. Augustine Church,...
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Robert Boober, Sr.

January 31, 1927 - March 22, 2014

Robert E. Boober, Sr., entered into eternal rest on March 22, 2014 after a long illness, surrounded by his living grandson Robert B. Riggione and his fiancé Jaemielyn Altieri. He was predeceased by his mother Pauline Reed, his father Robert E. Boober, his sister Lillian Boober and his son Robert. E. Boober. He is survived by his grandson Robert B. Boober and his granddaughter Mickayla L....
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John Francis Maloney

September 7, 1924 - March 6, 2014

John Francis Maloney, age 89, of Oxford the beloved husband of the late Regina Danehy Maloney entered into rest on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Golden Hill Health Care of Milford after a long illness. He was born in New Haven on September 7, 1924, the son of the late Louis J. and Geraldine Healey Maloney. John was a retired engineer with Avco Lycoming of Stratford where he had worked for many...
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Patricia Ann Kozey

October 4, 1962 - March 4, 2014

Patricia Ann Kozey, 51, of Seymour entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. She was born in Derby, CT on October 4, 1962 the beloved daughter of Russell R. and Patricia Zern Kozey of Seymour. Her loving family in addition to her parents includes her beloved sons Ross Van Nostrand and his wife Jennifer (Neves) of Seymour and Edmund Garrett Rioux of Seymour, a caring brother Jim Kozey...
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Esther Jane Hopkins

December 11, 1926 - March 1, 2014

Esther Jane Hopkins, 87, of Shelton entered into rest on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Hewitt Health Care of Shelton. Esther was born in Shelton on December 11, 1926 the beloved daughter of the late Herbert J. and Mabel Killingbeck Hopkins. She attended the Church of the Good Shepherd of Shelton and was a lifelong resident. Esther was a retired nurses' aide for Jacqueline's Service of Shelton....
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Peter Aordkian

June 4, 1927 - March 1, 2014

Peter Aordkian died on March 1st, 2014. He was born in Bridgeport, CT, on June 4, 1927. He was the son of the late Misak and Satenig Dinehanian Aordkian. Peter was the husband of Barbara Anderson Aordkian. He grew up in Naugatuck and graduated from Naugatuck High School. He served two years in the US Navy after WWII. Peter graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Connecticut...
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Henry Beauregard

June 28, 1929 - March 1, 2014

Henry Roland Beauregard, age 84, of Seymour, the beloved husband of 59 years of Regina Fatek Beauregard, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Griffin Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Waterbury on June 28, 1929, beloved son of the late Aldas and Regina Dansereau Beauregard. Henry was a devout communicant of St. Augustine Church of Seymour where he had...
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James (Jimmy) Dolan

July 6, 1936 - February 23, 2014

James "Jimmy" Dolan of Seymour died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Veterans Administration Health Center in West Haven, CT. Born July 6, 1936 at Bridgeport Hospital to the late James A. and Eunice Yarosh Dolan, both of Seymour, Jimmy was also predeceased by sister, Judith Dolan Giaimo. He is survived by sons, Teddy (Yolanda) Windham of Rancho Santa...
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Betty Dusch

March 27, 1935 - February 14, 2014

Betty Louise Dusch, age 78, of Oxford, the beloved wife of the late Thomas L. Dusch entered into rest peacefully at Shady Knoll Health Care of Seymour on Friday, February 14, 2014. Betty was born in Miami, FL on March 27, 1935, the beloved daughter of the late Roy Bishop. She owned her own ceramic studio in Oxford where she taught many students the art of ceramics. Betty was a long time Oxford...
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Marjorie (Marje) Miller

April 29, 1921 - January 26, 2014

Marjorie (Marje) Miller, age 92,of Milford formally of Fairfield entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 26, 2014 peacefully at Connecticut Hospice Branford. She was born in Bridgeport, CT on April 29, 1921 the beloved daughter of the late Carl J. Sr. and Mary Kershner Miller. Marje was a communicant of St. Thomas Church of Fairfield. She was formally employed by McKesson Robbins of...
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John Burnell, Sr.

July 13, 1940 - January 26, 2014

John David Burnell, Sr., 73, of Seymour the beloved husband of Patricia Gibson Burnell for 55 years entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 26, 2014 peacefully at home. He was born in Colchester VT on July 13, 1940 the beloved son of the late Robert and Theresa Pecor Burnell. John was a retired carpet mechanic for BKM of Bridgeport. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and coin collecting. John...
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James "Big Jim" McCauley

April 25, 1931 - January 20, 2014

James "Big Jim" McCauley, age 82, of Beacon Falls, the beloved husband of Carol Pratt McCauley for 56 years, entered into rest peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, January 20, 2014 at St. Joseph Manor, Trumbull. He was born in Bridgeport on April 25, 1931, son of the late Milton and Margaret Collie McCauley. Jim graduated from Stratford High School in 1949 and served in the U...
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Peter Mezger

December 12, 1941 - December 25, 2013

Peter Mezger, age 72 of Oxford, the beloved husband of Beatriz Cisneros Mezger, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at his home with his loving family by his side. Peter was born in Stuttgart, Germany, on December 12, 1941, the son of the late Adolf and Helene Dadler Mezger. Peter came from Germany on the SS United States in 1959 and resided in Queens, NY until 1972 when he...
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Margaret Peggy Hugya

June 20, 1924 - December 24, 2013

Margaret M. (Peggy) Hugya, age 89, of Beacon Falls, formerly of Stratford, loving Mother and Grandmother, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Griffin Hospital with her loving family by her side. Peggy was born on June 20, 1924 in Bridgeport to the late Gertrude Reilly Malone and Daniel Malone. She was the wife of the late William Hugya and sister of the late...
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Rosemary "Rosie" Piccolo

May 20, 1941 - December 20, 2013

Our beloved sister, Rosemary (Rosie) Martonak Piccolo, age 72, of Seymour, CT was escorted home by the angels on Friday, December 20, 2013 surrounded by her loving family while in the compassionate care of Vitas Hospice at Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes. Rosie was born on May 20, 1941 in Derby,CT. She was the daughter of the late Peter Martonak and Jennie Pogozelski Martin. She was predeceased by...
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Odalia Navarrete

December 27, 1947 - November 29, 2013

Odalia H. Navarrete, 65, of Ansonia, wife of Jose Navarrete entered into rest on Friday November 29, 2013 at her home peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Ecuador on December 27, 1947 daughter of the late Gerardo and Maria Villacis Avila. Odalia was a dress designer and was the owner of Odalia Fashions of Bridgeport. She loved to dance, sing and cook. She loved being with...
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Thomas Moran, Jr

January 25, 1928 - November 15, 2013

Thomas J. Moran Jr., Shelton, CT went home to his Lord, November 15, 2013. Born in Scranton, PA on January 25, 1928, the son of the late Thomas J. Moran Sr. and Florence Riley Moran, he leaves to celebrate his memory his children, Mary Beth Nelsen (Keith), Patricia Moran, Peggy Freeman (Patrick), Tom Moran, Michael Moran (Kate), Susan Kovacs; grandchildren, Matthew Troia (Heidi), Michael...
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Michael Mahabir

January 24, 1972 - November 13, 2013

Michael Mahabir, age 41, of Weston, entered into rest at Queens Hospital, Jamaica, NY on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. He was born in Trinidad on January 24, 1972, son of the late Joe and Rose Garib Mahabir. Michael was employed as a construction worker for the TSC Steel Construction Company of Westbury, LI, NY. Michael loved to fish, draw, paint, and play cricket. He also loved spending time...
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Fern Michel

September 10, 1931 - November 4, 2013

Fern M. (Bristol) Michel, 82, of Seymour the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Michel entered into eternal rest peacefully on Monday, November 4, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Derby, CT on September 10, 1931 the beloved daughter of the late William B. and Mary Fitzgerald Bristol. Fern enjoyed and cherished time with her family. She owned and operated her own...
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Rebecca Rachel Karlak

February 3, 1988 - October 31, 2013

Rebecca (Becky) Rachel Karlak, beloved daughter of Michael and Martha Arey Karlak, the youngest of five children, died on Thursday, October 31, 2013 due to a car accident. Rebecca was born on February 3, 1988 at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut. She went to Seymour public schools and graduated from Seymour High School in 2006. Rebecca attended Naugatuck Valley Community College and...
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Robert Foster

October 12, 1927 - October 26, 2013

Robert H. Foster, age 86, of Oxford the beloved husband of the late Eleanor Olsen Foster entered into rest on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Griffin Hospital, Derby surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Derby, CT on October 12, 1927 the beloved son of the late Harry and Mildred Senger Foster. Bob was a communicant of Christ Church Quaker Farms, Oxford. He was President of the Seymour...
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Warren Ferdina

October 13, 1929 - October 24, 2013

Warren Mantell Ferdina, 84, of Seymour the beloved husband of 60 years of Sylvia (Betty) Elizabeth Gazsi Ferdina entered into eternal rest unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, October 24 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Derby, CT on October 13, 1929 the beloved son of the late Ernst and Florence Mantell Ferdina. Warren was a US Army veteran of the Korean War and guarded the...
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Dominic Viglione, Sr

August 11, 1929 - October 21, 2013

Dominic Viglione, Sr., 84, of Seymour, the beloved husband of 59 years of Claire Espinola Viglione, entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 21, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lawrence, MA on August 11, 1929 the beloved son of Americo and Anne D'Angelo Viglione. Dominic was a devout communicant of the Church of the Good Shepherd of Seymour. He was a...
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Bonnie Matthews

March 25, 1945 - October 16, 2013

Bonnie Gordon Matthews, age 68, of Seymour, formerly of Bridgeport, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at her home. She was born in Lynn, MA on March 25, 1945, daughter of the late John and Genevieve Cossette Gordon. Bonnie was a Home Health Aide with the Woodfield Family Services. She was an avid homemaker who loved to garden, do puzzles, shop and greatly enjoyed her membership to...
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Vivian Blasko

September 25, 1929 - October 13, 2013

Vivian Evelyn Blasko, age 84 of Southbury, formerly of Beacon Falls and Trumbull, beloved wife of 64 years to the late George Stephen Blasko, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Bridgeport on September 25, 1929, beloved daughter of the late Theodore and Evelyn Twiss Beckwith. Vivian was...
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Josephine Fanizzi

June 3, 1930 - October 4, 2013

Josephine Theresa Fanizzi, age 83, of Oxford, formerly of Trumbull, the beloved wife of the late Frank J. Fanizzi, entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Griffin Hospital, Derby. She was born in Corona, NY on June 3, 1930, beloved daughter of the late William and Carmella Vignato Solomito. Josephine was a devout communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church of Oxford and...
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Mary C. Paulishen

July 7, 1926 - October 3, 2013

Mary C. Paulishen, age 87, of New Haven, formerly of Seymour, beloved wife of the late John M. Paulishen, Sr., entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Ansonia on July 7, 1926, daughter of the late Thomas J. and Anna Dunn Condon, Sr. Mary was a retired Elementary School Teacher with the Seymour...
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Jacquelin Ann Dresel

July 7, 1929 - September 24, 2013

Jacquelin Ann Dresel, 84, of Oxford the beloved wife of the late John V. Dresel entered into eternal rest on September 24, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Hollis, New York on July 7, 1929 the daughter of the late John A. and Florence Dibbons Sullivan. Jacquelin was a devout communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church of Oxford and was a former Eucharistic...
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Thomas Beedle

May 17, 1934 - September 22, 2013

Thomas Paul Beedle, age 79, of Seymour, the beloved husband of the late Helen Buehler Beedle entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care of St. Mary's Hospital of Waterbury. He was born in Highland Park, Michigan on May 17, 1934 son of the late Joseph E. Beedle and Mildred McCleary Beedle. He moved to New Haven as an infant where he lived until moving...
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Michelle Ann Cox

January 18, 1967 - September 14, 2013

Michelle Ann DeBarber Cox, age 46, born on January 18, 1967 passed away suddenly at home in Seymour with her loving husband Raymond and her dogs that were her babies Lucky and Spencer on September 14, 2013. She was a wonderful big hearted wife, daughter, sister and aunt. Her family and friends knew her for her big heart and crafty style. Michelle was a communicant of the Church of the Good...
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David Marchitto

September 29, 1951 - September 4, 2013

David J. Marchitto, 61, of Seymour, the beloved husband of Mary Jean (Michel) Marchitto entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the Hospital of St. Raphael. He was born in Derby, CT on September 29, 1951 the beloved son of the late Ellen Emslie Marchitto. David was Director of Special Education for the Shelton Board of Education and he was a psychologist in private practice...
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Barbara Matis

April 24, 1934 - September 2, 2013

Barbara Ferenc Matis, age 79, of Oxford, the beloved wife of the late John Edward Matis, entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 2, 2013 at Griffin Hospital, Derby, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Poland on April 24, 1934, daughter of the late Stanley and Frances Radowski Ferenc. Barbara was a devout communicant of the Church of the Good Shepherd of Seymour and was a...
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Joyce Slaughter

January 10, 1938 - August 27, 2013

Joyce Mary Slaughter, age 75, of Fayetteville, NC was called home by the Lord on Tuesday morning, August 27, 2013. She was born in New Orleans, LA on January 10, 1938 to her late mother Vera Woods Delvaille and her late father Charles Delvaille, Sr. Joyce was the oldest of five children. She met and married her now late husband Claude M. Slaughter shortly after which Claude joined the...
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George S. Blasko

December 22, 1926 - August 13, 2013

George Stephen Blasko, age 86 of Southbury, formerly of Beacon Falls and Trumbull, beloved husband of 64 years to Vivian Beckwith Blasko, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Waterbury Hospital. George was born on December 22, 1926, in Stratford,CT, the son of the late George and Mary Stalmach Blasko. George was a devout communicant of St. Michael Church, Beacon...
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Doris S. Trianovich

March 26, 1921 - August 10, 2013

Doris Schuppien "Aunt Doe" Trianovich, age 92, a lifelong Seymour resident, beloved wife of the late John P. Trianovich, passed away peacefully at Griffin Hospital on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Doris was born in Seymour, CT on March 26, 1921, beloved daughter of the late Charles F. Schuppien, Sr. and Charlotte Morgan Schuppien. She was a member of The Immanuel Lutheran Church of Oxford. She was...
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Gary S. Bunting

October 6, 1950 - August 4, 2013

Gary Scott Bunting, age 62, of Wethersfield formerly of Meriden and Seymour, beloved partner of 16 years to George W. Bartholomay, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 4, 2013. He was born in Derby,CT on October 6, 1950, the loving son of Allen W. Bunting Sr. of Seymour and the late Sara McLaughlin McCusker Bunting. Gary was a web designer for Humanitects of Milford. He was a...
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Paul W. Mulligan

October 7, 1958 - August 2, 2013

Paul William Mulligan, age 54, of Ansonia formerly of Seymour, beloved son of the late Charles Patrick and Catherine Millea Mulligan, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Friday, August 2, 2013 at The Arden House of Hamden. Paul was born in Derby,CT, on October 7, 1958. Paul was a communicant of St. Augustine Church of Seymour. He was employed by BJ's Wholesale Club of Derby. He enjoyed the...
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Thomas R. Kryzwick

December 29, 1939 - July 24, 2013

Thomas R. Kryzwick, age 73, of Connecticut, entered into eternal rest peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. He was born in Bridgeport on December 29, 1939, the beloved son of the late Albert and Sadie Tartaro Kryzwick. Tom was a devout Catholic and a loving and generous father, brother and uncle. Tom was a proud graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in Civil...
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Joan Adams Keller

August 23, 1938 - June 30, 2013

Joan (Adams) Keller, beloved wife of the late Erich Keller passed away peacefully at Griffin Hospital on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Joan was born in Rumford ME to the late John and Amelia Adams on August 23, 1938. She had been a resident of Bridgeport for 55 years, before moving to Stratford, CT. She graduated from Warren Harding High School with honors in 1956. She held various positions...
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John Kann

May 27, 1925 - June 13, 2013

John Saul Kann, age 88, of the Huntington section of Shelton, formerly of Penrose, NC and Christianted, St. Croix, USVI, the beloved husband of the late Irene Rey Kann, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Bishop Wicke Health Center of Shelton. He was born in Bridgeport on May 27, 1925, beloved son of the late August and Anna Saul Kann. John was a communicant of St. Lawrence...
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Beulah F. Renker

August 16, 1922 - June 11, 2013

Beulah Frances Renker, age 90, of Oxford, beloved wife of the late George Alfred Renker, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Griffin Hospital, Derby. Beulah was born August 16, 1922, in Derby, the daughter of the late Cyrus J. and Katherine Dahinden Shelton. She was an active member of The Oxford United Church of Christ- Congregational, where she was a former Deacon of the...
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Joanne Fratago Fairhurst

December 28, 1937 - June 2, 2013

Joanne Fratago Fairhurst, age 75, of Shelton, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 2, 2013at Shelton Lakes Healthcare Center. She was born in New York City,NY, on December 28, 1937, the beloved daughter of the late John Fratago and Annette Suppy Fratago. Joanne was a communicant of St. John Byzantine Church, Trumbull. She was formerly employed as a secretary for Junior Achievement of...
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Angela Cufone

January 28, 1922 - June 1, 2013

Angela Siciliano Cufone, age 91, of Seymour, the beloved wife of the late Gus Cufone entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Griffin Hospital in Derby. She was born in Rose, Italy on January 28, 1922, beloved daughter of the late Lorenzo and Carmela Covello Siciliano. Angela was a devout communicant of the Church of the Good Shepherd of Seymour and was a member of Our Lady...
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James T. Burns , Sr.

June 23, 1926 - May 29, 2013

James Thomas Burns Sr., age 86 of Middlebury, the beloved husband of 58 years to Jean Galog Burns, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday May 29, 2013 at Waterbury Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born in Bridgeport Hospital, on June 23, 1926 the son of the late Joseph and Mary Warrek Burns. He was a devout communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church of Oxford. Jim was a U.S....
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David S. Flood

December 20, 1938 - May 26, 2013

David Stanley Flood, age 74, of Seymour, the beloved husband to Judith Delaney Flood, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Hospital of St. Raphael. He was born in Derby on December 20, 1938 son of the late Stanley and Sophie Sherwinsky Flood. Dave was a graduate of the University of Bridgeport and was a retired Chemist most recently as...
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Ralph Anthony Fico

December 18, 1955 - May 20, 2013

Ralph Anthony Fico, age 57, of Oxford the beloved husband of Leanore Cianci Fico entered into eternal rest unexpectedly on Monday May 20, 2013 at the Ochsner Medical Center Kenner, Louisiana. Born in Greenwich on December 18, 1955, Ralph was the beloved son of Tilda Bologna Fico and the late Ralph John Fico. He was a parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Church of Oxford. He was a graduate of...
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Marilyn J Gambardella

June 1, 1937 - May 20, 2013

Marilyn June Gillingham Gambardella, age 75 of Bethany entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Glendale Healthcare Center of Naugatuck. Marilyn was born in Milford, on June 1, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Florence Burr Gillingham. Marilyn was a retired employee of Sikorsky Aircraft of Stratford. She was an avid horseback rider and enjoyed barrel racing....
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Wilford (Fred) Froilan

January 31, 1960 - May 6, 2013

Wilford (Fred) Froilan, age 53 of Seymour formerly of Bridgeport , devoted husband of Christina Shumyhora Froilan and beloved father of Daniel and Jonathan Froilan entered into rest unexpectedly surrounded by his loving family on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Bridgeport Hospital. He was born in Staten Island, NY, on January 31, 1960 the son of the late Daniel Froilan and Joan Corno. Fred was a self...
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Theodore Klarides

November 7, 1925 - May 1, 2013

Theodore Peter Klarides, age 87, of Manalapan, FL, formerly of Oxford and Middlebury, the beloved husband of 64 years of Mary Alexander Klarides, entered into rest on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Derby on November 7, 1925, son of the late Kostas and Amelia Daniel Klarides. Ted was a member of St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church of Boca Raton, FL. ...
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Helen Gundersen

December 17, 1919 - April 26, 2013

Helen B. Hafersat Gundersen, age 93, a lifelong Seymour resident, the beloved wife of 45 years to the late Arnold Edmund Gundersen, entered into rest on Friday, April 26, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Seymour on December 17, 1919 , daughter of the late August and Natale Semmler Hafersat. She was an active member of The Immanuel Lutheran Church of Oxford. Helen...
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Mary Florence Brill

June 20, 1922 - April 23, 2013

BRILL, Mary Florence age 90, of Shelton, died peacefully at home on the morning of April 23, 2013 surrounded by her loved ones. Born on June 20, 1922 in Liverpool, England, Mary Florence Miller came to the United States aboard the S.S. Cedric, her first adventure at sea, in March, 1931 with her Mother and three younger siblings. Her father had come to America the year before. They settled first...
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Loretta M. Allen

May 4, 1922 - April 18, 2013

Loretta M. Allen, age 90, of Oxford, beloved wife of the late Donald L. Allen, entered into rest peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Griffin Hospital, Derby. She was born in Seymour, on May 4, 1922 the daughter of the late George and Lena Jagun Hummel. Loretta was an avid homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and helping her husband with all his projects...
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Ada M. DeBarber

July 26, 1942 - April 13, 2013

Ada M. Atwood DeBarber, age 70, of Seymour, the beloved wife of the late David R. DeBarber, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Griffin Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New Haven on July 26, 1942, daughter of the late Frank and Ada Wooding Atwood. Ada was a devout communicant of The Church of the Good Shepherd of Seymour. She was a Pharmacy Tech at...
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Joseph Horbal

June 11, 1921 - March 16, 2013

Joseph Peter Horbal, age 91, of Beacon Falls, formerly of Milford, beloved husband of the late Shirley Ghent Horbal, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at his home with his loving family by his side. Joseph was born June 11, 1921, in Ansonia, the son of the late Hnat and Mary Kozak Horbal. Joseph was a devout communicant of St. Michael Church, Beacon Falls. He worked for...
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Mary K. Potter

May 6, 1920 - March 10, 2013

Mary K. Mulroy Potter, age 92, of Seymour, formerly of New Haven, beloved wife of the late Robert F. Potter Sr., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 10,2013 at her residence. Mary was born May 6, 1920 in Swinford, Ireland, to the late Michael and Bridget Doyle Mulroy. She was a devout communicant of St. Augustine Church. Mary will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Her family...
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Dino J. DeAngelis

March 18, 1944 - February 28, 2013

Dino Joseph DeAngelis, age 68, of Seymour, formerly of Bethany and Prospect, the beloved husband of Mary Ann Bowen DeAngelis , entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Griffin Hospital. He was born in Leominister, Mass., on March 18, 1944, the son of the late Lorenzo and Tecla Laurenzi DeAngelis. Dino was a devout communicant of The Church of the Good Shepherd of Seymour and...
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Daniel McPhee

March 4, 1931 - February 22, 2013

Daniel F. McPhee, age 81, of Oxford, the beloved husband of the late Carolyn Brown McPhee, entered into eternal rest on Friday, February 22, 2013 at Griffin Hospital. He was born in Rochester, NY on March 4, 1931, son of the late Walter and Louise McPhee Daniel was a devout communicant of The Church of the Good Shepherd of Seymour. He was a Mechanical Engineer for the Farrell Corp. for many...
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Marie Clancy

October 7, 1922 - February 22, 2013

Marie McCarthy Clancy, age 90, of Seymour, beloved wife of the late John D. Clancy, entered into eternal rest on Friday, February 22, 2013 at Griffin Hospital. Marie was born October 7, 1922 in Ansonia, to the late Michael and Mary O'Brien McCarthy. She was a devout communicant of St. Augustine Church. Marie worked for SNET in New Haven for many years prior to her retirement. She was a member of...
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Dorothy T. Zokas DeGennaro

June 6, 1935 - January 29, 2013

Dorothy T. Zokas DeGennaro, age 77, of Holmes Beach,FL., formerly of Southbury, beloved wife of the late Jack DeGennaro, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at The Blake Medical Hospital, Bradenton,FL. She was born in Bridgeport,CT, on June 6, 1935, the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Ramon Lopalos. Dorothy was a devout communicant of St. Bernard Parish of Holmes Beach...
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Margaret Mary "Peggy" Llewellyn

October 26, 1935 - January 26, 2013

Margaret Mary "Peggy" Chapman Llewellyn, age 77, of Seymour, beloved wife of 50 years to the late William D. "Bill" Llewellyn, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on October 26, 1935, the daughter of the late Waldo and Mary Scheckel Chapman. Peggy was a devout communicant of St.Vincent Ferrer Parish...
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William Merwin, Jr.

February 1, 1932 - January 22, 2013

William Merwin Jr. age 80 of Beacon Falls, beloved husband of 28 years to Barbara Sytus Merwin, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Griffin Hospital. William was born in Bridgeport, Ct.,on February 1, 1932. He worked for Stevenson Lumber Yard for many years before his retirement. William served with pride and honor in the U.S. Army during the Korean War having attained the...
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Helen D. Remeika

March 9, 1915 - January 17, 2013

Helen Mary Dutkanicz Remeika, age 97, of Seymour, beloved wife of the late Walter J. Remeika, entered into rest at the Lutheran Home of Southbury on Thursday, January 17, 2013 . She was born in Ansonia, Ct., on March 9, 1915, the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Dutkanicz. She was a waitress for many years at the former Garden Gate Restaurant of Seymour, and formerly worked for Soncca, and ...
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Hector A. "Freddie" Figueroa

July 7, 1945 - January 7, 2013

Hector Alfredo (Freddie) Figueroa, age 67, of Ansonia, the beloved husband of Cathy Marchio Figueroa, entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 7, 2013 at his residence. Hector was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, on July 7, 1945, son of the late Raymond and Hilda Delgado. Freddie as he was so affectionately known worked at Flow Polymers of Stratford. He resided in Ansonia for 23 years...
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Ann E. "Betty" Valentine

February 21, 1932 - January 6, 2013

Ann Elizabeth "Betty" Valentine, age 80, of Seymour, the beloved wife of the late Paul D. Valentine entered into eternal rest at Connecticut Hospice, Branford on Sunday, January 6, 2013. She was born on February 21, 1932 in Cos Cob, Greenwich,CT., the beloved daughter of the late Charles H. and Anna Irene Kastler Pyne. Betty was a former communicant of Holy Rosary Church, Ansonia. She worked...
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Priscilla E. Ottowell

January 29, 1947 - January 1, 2013

Priscilla Elizabeth Ottowell, age 65, of Oxford, beloved wife of Carl Ottowell for 21 years, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Griffin Hospital, Derby, unexpectedly surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on January 29, 1947, the daughter of the late John and Genevieve Cossette Gordon. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Church...
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Regina V. Michaels

January 9, 1931 - December 29, 2012

Regina V. (Kuczynski) Michaels, age 81, of Seymour, died on Saturday, December 29, 2012 after a long illness. She lived with her daughter, Linda Koproski Jacobucci Kraigenow and her son-in-law John W. Kraigenow for 2 years. Mrs. Michaels was born in Derby,CT., on January 9, 1931, the daughter of the late Frank & Anna Mikolaitis Kuczynski, Seymour,CT. She was married to the late Leonard J....
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Kimberly Outlaw

July 31, 1983 - December 27, 2012

Kimberly Outlaw, age 29, of Oxford, entered into rest peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Masonicare Health Center of Wallingford. She was born in Bridgeport on July 31, 1983, the beloved daughter of Gary and Deborah Husar Outlaw. Kim received a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Southern Connecticut State University and was employed at Quaker...
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Gerald W. Jackson

June 21, 1927 - December 20, 2012

Gerald Wynston Jackson, 85, of Bethany died on December 20, 2012 at his home. He was the husband of Jeanette Massini Jackson. In addition to his wife, is survived by his daughters Jennifer Jackson Torrens and her husband Vincent Torrens and Tracey Jackson Fiske and her husband Dean Fiske. His two grandchildren Ethan and Spencer. His sister Glenys and brother in law Keith Bradbury who reside in...
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Sophie Gala Deren

November 8, 1919 - December 18, 2012

Sophie Gala Deren age 93 of Seymour, beloved wife of the late John J. Deren, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Griffin Hospital. Sophie was born in Seymour on November 8, 1919, the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Lesniak Gala. She was a devout communicant of the Church of the Good Shepherd. She was a former employee of Americap of Seymour and previously worked at...
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Eugene J. Kaminski

July 9, 1937 - December 16, 2012

Eugene Joseph Kaminski, age 75, of Seymour, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Griffin Hospital. He was born in Bridgeport,CT., on July 9, 1937 the son of the late John and Wilma Merva Kaminski. He was a devout communicant of the Church of the Good Shepherd of Seymour. Eugene was a graduate of Fairfield Preparatory School, Class of 1955 and he then went on to graduate...
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Berneice Duda

August 16, 1942 - December 14, 2012

Berneice Helen Duda, age 70, of Seymour, the beloved daughter of Helen Kacergius Duda and the late Frank M. Duda, Sr., entered into eternal rest on Friday, December 14, 2012 at her home. She was born in Derby on August 16, 1942. Berneice was a retired United States Customs Import Specialist in Baltimore until her retirement in 1996. She was a devout communicant of the Church of the Good...
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Mary Theresa Cline

March 30, 1925 - December 13, 2012

Mary Theresa Lawrence Cline age 87, of Shelton, beloved wife of the late Robert Stanley Cline Jr. for 54 years, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Middlebrook Farms of Trumbull. Born in Bridgeport,Ct., on March 30, 1925 the daughter of the late Arthur and Agnes Larkin Lawrence. She was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church of Huntington. She was an avid homemaker. Mary...
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Peter P. Clark Jr.

April 5, 1922 - December 10, 2012

Peter Patrick Clark Jr., age 90, of Seymour, beloved husband of Harriet Leahy Clark, entered into eternal rest on Monday, December 10, 2012 . He was born in Glasgow, Scotland on April 5, 1922, the son of the late Peter P. Clark Sr. and Elizabeth Caron Clark. Peter was communicant of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Seymour and served on its bingo committee for many years. He graduated from...
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Frederick A. Buchholz Sr.

March 20, 1924 - December 10, 2012

Frederick Andrew Buchholz Sr., age 88 of Seymour, beloved husband of Eunice Moran Buchholz, entered into eternal rest on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Griffin Hospital. Born in Shelton on March 20, 1924 the son of the late Andrew and Paula Guttau Buchholz. Frederick was a communicant of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Oxford. He was a retired machinist with Farrell Birmingham Corp. of Ansonia and...
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Ellen Marie Lampart

October 25, 1967 - December 9, 2012

Ellen Marie Sypniewski Lampart, age 45 , of Milford formerly of Seymour, beloved wife of 19 years to John T. Lampart III, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Milford Hospital with her family by her side. She was born in Derby,CT., October 25, 1967, beloved daughter of Raymond J. and Catherine Daunis Sypniewski. She was a communicant of St. Ann Church of Milford and a former...
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Beatrice G. McGowan

September 4, 1922 - November 29, 2012

Beatrice Greta Reilly McGowan, age 90, of Seymour, beloved wife of the late James F. McGowan Jr., entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Griffin Hospital. She was born in Taunton,Mass., on September 4, 1922, the daughter of the late Phillip and Beatrice Mallette Reilly. She was a devout communicant of St. Augustine Church. She graduated from St. Mary High School in Taunton...
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Eleanor (Ellie) DeMaio Mihalcik

October 16, 1929 - November 23, 2012

Eleanor (Ellie) DeMaio Mihalcik, age 83, of Seymour, beloved wife of the late Robert F. Mihalcik Sr., entered into eternal rest on Friday. November 23, 2012 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford. She was born in New Haven, on October 16, 1929, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Anna Parlato DeMaio. Ellie graduated from Commercial High School Class of 1947. She was a secretary for Nationwide...
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William (Bill) F. Simons

August 25, 1922 - November 22, 2012

William (Bill) Francis Simons, age 90, of Woodbridge, formerly of Seymour, the beloved husband of the late Claire Merlino Simons, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was born in Brooklyn,NY on August 25, 1922 son of the late Eugene and Margaret Halley Simons. Bill was a devout communicant of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Seymour and was a...
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Katherine Eleanor Kinney Fagan

January 5, 1931 - November 11, 2012

Katherine Eleanor Kinney Fagan, age 81, of Oxford, beloved wife of 61 years to the late Harold "Murph" William Fagan, entered into rest on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Griffin Hospital, Derby. She was born in Shelton,Ct, on January 5, 1931, the daughter of the late Nelson and Thilda Christiansen Kinney. She was a devout communicant of Christ Church Quaker Farms. She was a graduate of Seymour High...
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Josephine Ann Bedini Pedevillano

January 26, 1923 - November 8, 2012

Josephine Ann Bedini Pedevillano, age 89 of Seymour, beloved wife of the late Anthony R. Pedevillano, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Apple Rehab of Guilford. She was born January 26, 1923 in Derby, daughter of the late Camillo and Adelchisa Valentini Bedini. Josephine was a devout communicant of the Church of the Good Shepherd. She enjoyed her trips to Mohegan Sun...
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Julia Nelson

October 16, 1917 - October 26, 2012

Julia Nelson, age 95 of Oxford, beloved wife of the late Edward Carl Nelson, Sr. entered into rest on Friday, October 26, 2012 at Griffin Hospital Hospice. She was born in Ansonia, on October 16, 1917, the daughter of the late Peter and Femia Demanchyk Adam. She was an independent woman and had retired from the State of Connecticut as a Nurse's Aide at Southbury Training School. She was a loving...
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Carmela Marie Petrone

May 22, 1927 - October 23, 2012

Carmela Marie Modugno Petrone, age 85, of Oxford, formerly of Stamford, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in Ansonia. The beloved wife of the late Ralph G. Petrone, Sr. She was born on May 22, 1927 in Stamford, Ct., daughter of the late Felice and Rosa Garutti Modugno. She was formerly employed as a legal secretary for Hilti, Inc. Carmela moved from Stamford to Oxford seven years...
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Audrey Ewing Weise

January 28, 1924 - October 15, 2012

Audrey Ewing Weise, age 88, of Oxford, formerly of Trumbull, beloved wife of the late Dr. Ellwood Weise Jr., entered into rest on Monday, October 15, 2012 at Griffin Hospital. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on January 28, 1924, the daughter of the late Samuel and Hannah Ewing. Audrey took great pride in her family and home; gardening brought her much joy in her later years. She was also an...
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Patricia Mary Wilder Keckler

September 17, 1935 - October 13, 2012

Patricia Mary Wilder Keckler, age 77 of Oxford, beloved wife of 50 years to the late William L. Keckler , entered into eternal rest Saturday October 13, 2012 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born in Bristol,CT on September 17, 1935 , the loving daughter of the late Richard L. and Agnes Massey Wilder. She was a devout communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church of Oxford. Patricia was a...
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Claire M. Yetter

May 11, 1930 - October 7, 2012

Claire M. Yetter, age 82 of Oxford, beloved wife of the late Irvin H. Yetter, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Shady Knoll Health Care Center, Seymour. She was born May 11, 1930 in Le Havre, France, the daughter of the late Paul Idt and Henriette Marie Emilienne Piquet. Claire was a translator for NATO just after WWII, when she met her late husband Irvin in Paris, France....
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John Petronchak

December 2, 1929 - October 6, 2012

John Petronchak, age 82 of Bethany, beloved husband of Geraldine Brandon Petronchak, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Griffin Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 2, 1929 in Derby to the late Theodore and Anna Demchak Petronchak. John was a successful Realtor prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Bethany Athletic Association and was a...
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Joseph Simbolick, Sr.

May 29, 1923 - October 4, 2012

Joseph Simbolick Sr. age 89 of Sanford, FL., a former longtime Seymour resident and business owner, the beloved husband of the late Cora Wardowski Simbolick, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Atria at Lake Forest, Sanford, FL., surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 29, 1923, in Shenandoah, PA. ,he was the son of the late Simon and Anna Plakson Simbolick. ...
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Rowland W. Hilton, Jr.

January 21, 1938 - September 26, 2012

Rowland Washington Hilton Jr., age 74, of Seymour, the beloved husband of Genevieve Lucia Hilton, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday. September 26, 2012 at his residence. Rowland was born in Wildwood, NJ., on January 21, 1938, son of the late Rowland Washington Hilton Sr. and Dorothy Gehm Hilton. He retired as the foreman of the maintenance department at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. of Stratford....
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Rosemarie K. Madgett

February 1, 1930 - September 24, 2012

Rosemarie Kearney Madgett, age 82, of Medford, Long Island, NY, formerly of Seymour, the beloved wife of the late Clarence Madgett, entered into eternal rest at her residence on Monday, September, 24, 2012. She was born on February 1, 1930 in Pittston,Pa., the beloved daughter of the late John and Marie Granahan Kearney. In 1970 she retired as an office cashier with Republic Aircraft Corp. of...
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Mae O. Senger

July 27, 1918 - September 23, 2012

Mae Olson Senger, age 94, of Seymour, the beloved wife of the late Arthur Louis Senger, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Griffin Hospital, Derby. Mae was born in Derby, CT., on July 27, 1918. Mae was a former member of the Seymour Methodist Church, she served on the Board of Directors of Union Cemetery, Seymour. She was a former Seymour Girl Scout Leader . She loved to...
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Jo-Ann Gosk

May 7, 1932 - September 22, 2012

Jo-Ann Gosk, age 80, of Oxford, the beloved wife of 57 years of Gene Gosk, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in West Rutland, Vermont on May 7, 1932 daughter of the late Peter and Ella Gilligan. Jo-Ann was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church of Oxford. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching...
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Frederick Joseph Trede, Sr.

March 28, 1933 - September 18, 2012

Frederick Joseph Trede, Sr. age 79, of Southbury, formerly of Oxford, was born March 28, 1933 entered into eternal rest with his loving family around him on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. He was the son of the late Joseph and Wanda Wydokur Trede of Monroe. He is survived by his wife Gloria of 56 years this September 29th, and their three children Fred Trede Jr. of Oxford, Laurie and Lawrence...
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Anita Stelmack

July 23, 1925 - September 10, 2012

Anita Urban Stelmack, age 87, of Seymour, the beloved wife of the late Michael Martin Stelmack entered into rest on Monday, September 10, 2012 at Bridgeport Hospital. She was born in Seymour on July 23, 1925 daughter of the late Max and Anna Borosevich Urban. Anita was a communicant of Trinity Church of Seymour and had worked for the BF Goodrich Company of Shelton for many years. She was an...
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Stanley S. Baranowski

December 31, 1919 - September 10, 2012

Stanley S. Baranowski, age 92, of Seymour, beloved husband of the late Helen Markovich Baranowski, entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 10, 2012 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford,CT. He was born in Seymour on December 31, 1919 the son of the late Bronislaw and Ludwika Burblis Baranowski. He was a devout communicant of The Church of the Good Shepherd and was an usher for many years. He...
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Stephen P. Bracci, Sr.

February 1, 1927 - September 8, 2012

Stephen P. Bracci Sr., of Seymour, loving husband of 59 years to Rose Marie Cicerchia Bracci, entered into eternal rest quietly Saturday Night September 8, 2012 at the age of 85. Steve was born in Shelton, CT on February 1, 1927, the beloved son of the late Andrea and Maria Falcioni Bracci. He was a communicant of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Seymour. He was a U.S. Airforce veteran serving...
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Kathleen M. Palmieri

January 19, 1957 - August 30, 2012

Kathleen M. Palmieri of Seymour passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a long illness on August 30, 2012. She was born January 19, 1957 in Derby to the late James and Mary Hennessey of Seymour. Kathleen was a graduate of Seymour High School in 1974. She was married August 1979 to Thomas Palmieri. Kathy was the loving mother of two children, Aimee and Brian and later shared that...
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Vladimer M. Warecke

July 30, 1921 - August 22, 2012

Vladimer M. Warecke, 91, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012, at the Alzheimers Resource Center in Plantsville, CT. He formerly resided in Southbury with his son and family for 10 years, Ocala, Fla. for 16 years, and Shelton, CT. most of his life. Val, as he was known to friends and family was born in Shelton on July 30th, 1921, son of Frank and Mary (Skurat) Warecke. He...
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