Our Obituaries

Sarra M. Rexroad

July 5, 1983 - September 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Wilma Elizabeth Maus

October 27, 1936 - September 23, 2017

Wilma Elizabeth Maus, 80, beloved wife of Robert J. Maus of Madison, passed away Saturday September 23, 2017 at CT Hospice in Branford surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. Born in Arlington, MA on October 27, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Catherine Martin Cook. Wilma earned her B.A. in Education from the College of New Rochelle. She was a dedicated...
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Robert S. Ogden

August 24, 1934 - September 14, 2017

Robert Schuyler Ogden Jr., who lived his life with eternal optimism, joy, passion, and great conviction, died on September 14th, 2017 at The Connecticut Hospice in Branford with his daughters by his side. He was 83 and lived in Sanibel, Florida and Madison, Connecticut. Bob was born in 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts to Robert S. Ogden and Edith Mitton Ogden of New Canaan, CT. After attending New...
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Paul A. Nichols

January 6, 1946 - September 11, 2017

Paul Allen Nichols, 71, passed away September 11, 2017, at the Hospice Care unit in Middlesex Hospital. Paul was the son of the late Edward Charles Nichols and Ruth Nilson Nichols. He was born in Middlesex Hospital January 6, 1946, and grew up in Madison, CT. He graduated in 1964 from Daniel Hand High School and attended Mitchell College and Post University where he excelled as an athlete and...
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Gail Patterson Hunter

September 22, 1930 - September 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Joseph P. Wierzbinski

January 27, 1933 - September 1, 2017

Dr. Joseph "Buzz" Wierzbinski, 84, beloved husband of Jeannine Wierzbinski, passed away peacefully at Evergreen Woods in North Branford, CT on September 1, 2017. He was a long time resident of Madison, CTDr. Wierzbinski obtained his B.A. degree from Yale University and his M.D. degree from Yale Medical School, followed by a residency at the former Boston City Hospital. He was in private practice...
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Victor Francis Burt

October 3, 1926 - August 19, 2017

Victor Francis Burt, age 90, died of natural causes on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, Connecticut. Victor was born on October 3, 1926 to in Ross, California to Edgar and Muriel (Knott) Burt, and grew up in the greater San Francisco area. While in high school, he worked on building Liberty ships as part of the war effort. After graduating high school he served in the...
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Margaret C. Pfister

May 7, 1917 - August 19, 2017

Margaret C. Pfister, 100, of Madison, CT and a long time resident of White Plains, NY, beloved wife of the late Lewis M. Pfister, passed away peacefully on Saturday August 19, 2017 at Essex Meadows Health Care. Born in Lockport, NY on May 7, 1917, she was the daughter of the late NY State Sen. William W. and Mary E. Garner Campbell. Margaret was a graduate of Vassar College Class of 1938. She was...
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Richard Zaparanick

April 21, 1943 - August 17, 2017

Richard Colin Zaparanick of Madison, passed away unexpectedly on August 17, 2017. He was born on April 21, 1943 in Newark New Jersey, the son of Joseph and Lillian Dowling Zaparanick.He graduated from Westfield High School in New Jersey in 1962. Richard graduated from Peru State College with a B.S. in History and Education. He then earned a Master's degree in History from West Virginia...
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Jacqueline Garner

January 8, 1956 - August 8, 2017

Jacqui (Jacqueline) Garner (nee Bromley) passed away on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at the CT Hospice in Branford, at the age of 61.She had battled ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) since being diagnosed on 23rd October 2013, but deteriorated rapidly due to respiratory complications in the days before her death. Jacqui was born in Carlisle, England, on January 8th, 1956. She lived for many years in the...
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Keith M. Hotchkiss

January 9, 1947 - August 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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John A. Wiesbrock

November 22, 1939 - August 4, 2017

John A. Wiesbrock, Jr. (Jack), 77, passed away on August 4th, 2017, after a long illness. He was a resident of Madison, CT, since the bi-centennial year 1976. Jack was born in Aurora, IL, November 22nd, 1939, to John A. and Anna (Dekan) Wiesbrock. He grew up in the Wheaton-Warrenville, IL, area and attended its public schools. He always kept in touch with old high school friends. ...
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James R. Boling

July 18, 1935 - July 30, 2017

CAPT James R. Boling, age 82, passed away peacefully at home on July 30th 2017, after a long illness, with his wife by his side.James was born on July 18, 1935 in Slater, MO. to the late Juanita Patterson and Jesse Boling. James graduated from Topeka High School in 1953 and the University of Nebraska Navy ROTC program in 1957. He was commissioned as a Naval officer in June of 1957 and spent 10...
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John Thomas

December 21, 1945 - July 29, 2017

John Thomas, of Madison, passed away on July 29, 2017 at his home.He was born on December 21, 1945, in Germany.John held a Bachelor Degree in International Marketing, was President of Datamark and formerly Vice President of Sales with Thinklogical. John was a member of the American Radio Relay League, and held his Amateur Radio License KIVW Extra Class.He is survived by his wife Christine...
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Marianne Simonson Edgerton

February 11, 1924 - July 27, 2017

Marianne Simonson Edgerton of Branford, CT, formerly of Lewisburg, PA, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2017. She was born on February 11, 1924 in Sweden, the daughter of the late Nils Simonson and Margareta Cederqvist. She was educated in Sweden and attended the University of Stockholm. When she came to the United States, Marianne initially worked for Robert Oppenheimer at the Institute for...
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Matthew J. Leclerc

July 26, 1995 - July 22, 2017

Matthew John Leclerc age 21 passed away un-expectantly on July 22, 2017. Matthew was born on July 26, 1995 in Bronx New York to Neal and Laurel Leclerc. He previously resided in New Rochelle New York before moving to Madison, CT. at the age of 8. He graduated from Madison high school and attended Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. He was a parishioner at St. Margaret's church in Madison....
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Roland A. DuBois

November 3, 1935 - July 20, 2017

Roland A. DuBois born in Tappan, N.Y. died at Yale hospital on July 20th at age 81 after a short illness. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andre DuBois of Horse Pond Rd. Madison Ct. He was a graduate of Daniel Hand High School, afterwards enlisted in the navy and was based at Quonset Point Rhode Island. He was one of the top ten graduates of his class at the Naval Aviation School in Norman, Okla. ...
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Charles Willis McCallum

June 10, 1942 - July 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Edwin R. McIntier

July 1, 1935 - July 3, 2017

Edwin Ralph McIntier, Sr., of Madison, died on July 3, 2017.He was born in Madison on July 1, 1935, son of the late Ralph E. and Caroline Kashamer McIntier.Prior to retiring he owned McIntier & Sons in Madison. He enjoyed NASCAR.Edwin is survived by his loving children: son Edwin (Pat) McIntier, Jr., daughters Lorraine DuBeau, Melissa McIntier and Kimberly (Dave) McIntier; also his devoted...
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William YOLEN

June 9, 1914 - July 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Dolores McGuinn

March 16, 1935 - June 29, 2017

Dolores "Dee" McGuinn, of Hobe Sound, Florida & Guilford, CT formerly of Trumbull, CT passed away suddenly on June 29 at the age of 82. Dolores was born on March 16, 1935, in Bridgeport, the daughter of the late Stanley Sobotka and Anna Vlodek Sobotka. Dolores was predeceased by her loving husband John McGuinn, Jr. of 34 years. She was the mother of John (Sharon) McGuinn of Roxbury, CT...
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Nancy H. Baran

January 6, 1930 - June 26, 2017

Nancy H. Baran of Madison CT, formerly of Winnetka IL and beloved wife of John S. Baran, passed away on June 26, 2017, her sixty-third wedding anniversary. Nancy was the devoted mother of the late Mariana Baran of Highland Park IL and Cecily Baran of Madison, and beloved grandmother of Juliette and Genevieve Geller, also of Madison. Nancy was the loving daughter of William and Dorothy Harris of...
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Leona C. Huminski

June 9, 1921 - June 25, 2017

Leona Huminski, 96, MadisonLeona C. Huminski, 96, of Madison passed away June 25 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA June 9, 1921 the daughter of the late Walter & Julia Kryzminski. She was the wife of the late Edmund A. Huminski.She attended and graduated high school in Pittsburgh, PA also studying and working as a hair dresser before dedicating her life as a Mother...
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Charles T. Kalal

January 12, 1926 - June 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Dennis C. Cronin

June 21, 1930 - June 19, 2017

Dennis C. Cronin, 86, of Killingworth, CT, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice. Formerly of New York City, Dennis was born June 21, 1930 in Dobbs Ferry, NY and attended Brooklyn Technical High School. He graduated from Columbia College in 1952. Following college Dennis served in the US Army during the Korean War. He attended Columbia Law School graduating in 1957. Dennis had...
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MaryAnn C. Zavadoski

May 23, 1943 - June 17, 2017

Mary Ann Cecelia Zavadoski, née Fogarty 74, wife of William J. Zavadoski for 46 years passed away unexpectedly at their home in Madison, CT on June 17, 2017. Mary Ann was born on May 23, 1943 in Hazelton, PA to the late James and Ann Fogarty, later residing in Tamaqua, PA. She was a graduate of Tamaqua High School. She would continue to "ponder the chemistry of life" as the caption under...
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Thomas Brian Carraway

June 11, 1950 - June 4, 2017

Thomas Brian Carraway, of Clinton, and formerly of Madison, died on June 4, 2017.He was born on June 11, 1950, in Utica, NY, the son of Ernest and Rosemary Carraway.Thomas received his Bachelor's Degree from Buffalo State University. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1968-72. He loved his many years in outdoor advertising sales in New York City.Thomas is survived by his wife Nancy;...
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Antoinette Mae Prahovic

March 20, 1931 - June 3, 2017

Antoinette Mae Prahovic, of West Haven, and formerly of Guilford, died on June 3, 2017.She was born on March 20, 1931, in Madison, the daughter of Harry and Jennie Bishop. She was one of seven children that included Harry, Jr., Raymond, Ellen, Florence, Bertha, and Vera.She was the widow of Rudolph Prahovic.Mrs. Prahovic is survived by her children, Alan Prahovic and Deborah Hyatt of Clinton,...
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Robert Hall

October 12, 1936 - June 2, 2017

Robert G. Hall, of Madison, died on June 2, 2017, in Madison.He was born on October 12, 1936, in Guilford, the son of Robert and Elizabeth Hall.After graduating from Guilford High School in 1954, he joined the Army and served as a paratrooper until 1957. He worked for several years for Madison Builders before becoming a self-employed licensed plumber and electrician in the Shoreline Area. Bob&...
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E. Bosworth Grier

May 28, 1929 - May 24, 2017

E. Bosworth Grier, Jr., (Bos) of Madison, Connecticut, died peacefully and surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 24, 2017at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Bos was born in West Hartford, Connecticut on May 28, 1929, to Edward Bosworth and Ruth Phelps Grier. He attended Westminster High School and went on to study engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He played ice hockey at both...
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Margaret Hunter Devorak

July 18, 1928 - May 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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William J. Boyle

July 7, 1923 - May 5, 2017

William J. Boyle, Jr (Bill), most recently from Madison, CT. and formerly from Southbridge, MA, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Watrous Nursing Center in Madison, Ct. Bill was widowed by his former wife Lorraine Loiselle Boyle of Southbridge, MA in 2004. He was born July 7, 1923 in Southbridge, MA to the late William J Boyle and Lillian LaVoie Boyle, and lived in Southbridge...
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Dorothea A. Biehler

May 31, 1939 - May 1, 2017

I'd like the memory of meTo be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglowOf smilesWhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingSoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesAnd bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,To dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leaveWhen life is done.
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Glenn Cubin

November 6, 1964 - April 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Dorothy A. Parsons

October 8, 1923 - April 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Gladys M. Donahue

December 21, 1924 - April 20, 2017

Gladys M. Donahue, 92, a long-time resident of Madison, CT, passed away at Brightview Senior Living in Randolph, NJ on April 20, 2017, with family at her side. She is survived by her daughters, Pat Van Deventer of Madison, CT and Terry Donahue Egler of Chester, NJ, her son, Mike Donahue of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, her sons-in-law, the Honorable Patrick Clifford of Madison, CT and Alan Egler of...
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Sandra Dunbar

December 17, 1942 - April 12, 2017

Sandra S. (Kasper) Dunbar, 74, of Essex, CT and Wilton, NH, passed away April 12, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Sandy was born on December 17, 1942 in Middletown, CT to the late Nellie Hine Kasper Watson and Edward Kasper. She spent her childhood in Hammonasset with her parents, Ronald & Nellie Watson and sister, Shirley Watson Handy.Sandy leaves her daughters and son-in-law,...
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Carol O'Day Moriarty

December 28, 1938 - April 11, 2017

Carol O'Day Moriarty, 78, beloved wife of Thomas Moriarty, passed away on April 11, 2017. She was born December 28, 1938 in Jamaica Plain, MA to the late Joseph and Anne Baxter. Carol is predeceased by her late husband of 43 wonderful years, Frank O'Day of Madison, CT and her sons Matthew and Frankie O'Day, as well as her brother Philip Baxter. Carol spoke fondly of her childhood in Jamaica...
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Patricia A. Morrison

January 22, 1941 - April 6, 2017

Pat Morrison (Dzielak) beloved mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and friend died peacefully on April 6th, 2017 at the age of 76.Pat is survived by her two sons, Rick Ostop and his wife Darcy of Cardiff CA, Rob Ostop and his wife Lisa and her two grandsons, Jaret and Logan Ostop of Madison, CT, her brother Bill Dzielak and his wife Roz of Hartland, CT their three sons and seven grandchildren....
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Carol A. Singer

September 19, 1940 - March 12, 2017

Carol A. Singer formerly of Bradenton, FL passed away peacefully with her sister by her side on March 12, 2017 at the Mary Wade Skilled Nursing Facility in New Haven. Born in New Haven, Carol is survived by her loving sister Mary E. Monahan of Hamden whom she was with for the past Five years. Carol was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Mary Flanagan Eagan, her sister Susan F. Eagan and...
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Edith Elizabeth Lyster

June 8, 1927 - March 10, 2017

Edith Elizabeth Lyster passed away on March 10th, 2017, 3 months before her 90th birthday. Her daughters were by her side. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Edie and her husband of 58 years, Dr. Richard (Dick) Lyster, spent many years in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, before moving to St. Petersburg, Florida where Dick was an Orthopedic Surgeon. Edie was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, sister, and...
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Marilyn Pageau

December 22, 1954 - March 1, 2017

Marilyn L. Pageau, age 62, wife of Chuck Pageau for the past 30 years, of Clinton, CT, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2017 at her home. Marilyn was born December 22, 1954 to the late Fredrick R. Menzies and June (Carroll) Menzies. She attended and graduated Daniel Hand High School in Madison CT and Dental Ceramist School in Norwalk, CT. Marilyn was a loving and devoted mother to her special...
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Barbara D'Alo

May 2, 1946 - February 23, 2017

Barbara Marie D'Alo, 70, wife of Herbert F. D'Alo of 50 years passed away after a short and courageous battle with cancer at CT Hospice with family and loved ones by her side. Barbara was born in Pittsburgh PA to her late parents Brownie Griggle and Helen (Koltick) Griggle. She graduated with honors and earned her RN degree before marrying the love of her life in 1966, she lived in Aberdeen, MD...
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Edward Lowell Chupp

May 14, 1927 - February 21, 2017

Edward Lowell Chupp, of Madison, died on February 21, 2017 at his residence. Ed was born on May 14, 1927, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of William and Marie (Moller) Chupp. Ed married the late Mary Miklos Chupp in 1950, and he is survived by their children Timothy Chupp (Martine), Christine Chupp Greenwood (Tom), and Geoffrey Chupp (Barbara) as well as eight grandchildren, Christopher, Taylor,...
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Mary Gloria McCarthy

August 9, 1922 - February 21, 2017

Mary Gloria Burrell McCarthy, of Madison, CT, died Tuesday, February 21st in her home peacefully with family by her side. Her husband, Edward "Chip" McCarthy, preceded her in death. He died January 8, 2010. Gloria was the beloved wife of Edward for over 66 years and dedicated mother of seven children. Family always came first to Gloria. She was a loving and caring daughter, wife, mother,...
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Eugene E. Lagasse

November 29, 1949 - February 17, 2017

Eugene Earl Lagasse, 76 of Solon Me. and Madison CT., passed away Friday Feb. 17, 2017, after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 29, 1940 in Madison. The son of Armand Lagasse Sr. and Evelyn (Lambert) Lagasse. Gene is survived by his wife Patricia Larson Lagasse. Sons Kent, Bret (Karis), Matthew (Sarah), Timothy (Megan) Lagasse. Four beautiful grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and numerous...
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Estelle Caroline Mallek

June 4, 1918 - February 16, 2017

Estelle Caroline Mallek, of Madison and formerly of West Hartford, died on February 16, 2017, at her home. She was the widow of Leo Mallek. She was born on June 4, 1918, in Manchester, NH, the daughter of Carl and Caroline Golomb. Mrs. Mallek is survived by her sons Douglas Mallek and his wife Alyce of Madison and Leo Mallek and his wife Annie of Charlottesville, VA; grandchildren Scott Mallek...
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Nancy J. Finnegan

September 1, 1939 - February 15, 2017

Nancy J. Finnegan (Mathews Van Akin), 77, of Madison, CT, formerly of Mount Kisco, NY, passed away on February 15, 2017. She was born on September 1, 1939, the first of six children. Raised and educated in Mount Kisco, Nancy married Peter W. Van Akin. Together they had three daughters and lived for many years in Katonah, NY. In 1982, Nancy moved to the Connecticut shoreline where Madison has been...
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Lynda B. Geary

February 17, 1942 - February 12, 2017

Lynda Bjornberg Geary, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2017, in Ridgefield. A long time resident of Madison, where she raised her children, she lived briefly in Woodbury before moving to Ridgefield. She was the widow of Robert H. Geary, the love of her life, to whom she was married for 36 years. Lynda was born on February 17, 1942, in North Haven, one of ten children of John Harold and...
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John A. Fennelly

July 10, 1985 - February 11, 2017

John Armstrong Fennelly, 31, of Hamden, CT formerly of Madison passed away, suddenly, on Saturday, February 11, 2017. He was born in New Haven, CT on July 10, 1985, beloved son of Denise Muir Fennelly of North Branford, CT and the late Richard E. Fennelly, Jr. He was a graduate of Daniel Hand High School and Plymouth State University, where he obtained a B.A. in English. John was a member of the...
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James J. Mahoney

June 29, 1934 - January 26, 2017

Mahoney, James J. 82, of Madison, Connecticut died January 26 at Water's Edge Rehabilitation Center in Middletown, CT. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to the late James and Margaret (Sullivan) Mahoney. Beloved husband of Joni Mahoney (O'Donnell) and the late Frances Mahoney (Whelan). Loving father of Kelly Fujitani and her husband Peter of Cos Cob, CT; Max Mahoney and his wife Lisa of...
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Lucille Grace Ramadei

December 18, 1947 - January 18, 2017

Lucille Grace Ramadei, of Madison, died on January 18, 2017. She was born on December 18, 1947, in New Haven, the daughter of the late Thomas and the late Annette (Paduano) DeMeola. Lucille was a nurse in the Continuing Care Department at St. Raphael's Hospital for 40 years. She loved all dogs, especially her companions Noah, Snowball, Arnie, Einstein, Datona, and Rocco. She won many awards...
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Marjorie C. Ehrenfreund

September 12, 1932 - January 12, 2017

Marjorie 'Midge' C. Ehrenfreund of Madison passed away Thursday, January 12 as the result of an accident. She was born on September 12, 1932 in Orange, NJ, the daughter of the late Garrett Elliott Conover and Olive Russlend Conover. She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Herbert A. Ehrenfreund, and her brother, G. E. 'Connie' Conover Jr. She is survived by her three...
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Elizabeth B. Jensen

July 9, 1920 - January 10, 2017

Elizabeth (Betty) Jensen, of Old Saybrook, formerly of Clinton and Westbrook, passed away on January 10, at Apple Rehab in Old Saybrook at the age of 96. She was predeceased by her husband Ragner Jensen. Betty is survived by her son Neal Jensen and fiancé Sue Lambert and son Lee Jensen and wife Adrienne and is leaving behind her grandchildren Christopher, Karen, Rachel and Jake Jensen. ...
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Yolande M. McDowell

October 7, 1927 - December 31, 2016

Yolande Domville Mascia McDowell, from Madison, CT, passed away on December 31st at the age of 89 at The Hearth, a retirement home in Madison, CT. Yolanda, as she preferred to be addressed in her later years, was predeceased by her former husband, James Hugh McDowell, in 1964 and subsequently assumed the role of family matriarch raising their five children in South Norwalk, CT while pursuing a...
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Jean E. Sweet

December 14, 1928 - December 23, 2016

Jean Erna Sweet, of Madison, died on December 23, 2016. She was the widow of Edgar B. Sweet Jr. She was born on December 14, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Ernest and Dorothy Sangree. Jean graduated from Branford High School in 1947; worked at C. R. Gibson in Madison and Guilford; and over the years was very active within various volunteer organizations, belonged to the Madison VFW...
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Waltraud Hens

August 19, 1925 - December 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Joseph Anthony DeSarbo

February 27, 1935 - December 4, 2016

Joseph A. DeSarbo, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Middlesex Hospice, Middletown, CT. after a long illness. He was born in Hamden CT. on February 27, 1935 to the late Joseph A. DeSarbo and Rose Carbonella Desarbo. He graduated from Hamden High School. After attending Business College, Joe worked for the family business J. DeSarbo & Bros...
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Abigail P. Fearon

May 25, 1935 - November 30, 2016

Abigail Prescott Fearon, 81, of Madison died on November 30. She was born in New York in 1935, the daughter of Thayer August and Helen Jenkins Jaccaci. Gail was a graduate of Shipley School (1953) and McGill University (1957). She was married to John Fearon in London in 1958 and, with their two daughters, moved in 1963 to New York City. Gail was a compassionate, dedicated, and respected...
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Albert M. Penta

January 28, 1928 - November 28, 2016

Albert Michael Penta, 88, residing in Madison, CT for 54 years, passed away on November 28, 2016, surrounded by his family. Born January 28, 1928, he is survived by his loving wife, JeanEmily Ricciuti Penta, whom he adored for over 58 years, his children, Joanna Penta of West Hartford, Cindy Farrell of Windsor, Albert Penta of Clinton, Jennifer (Ron) Soja of Madison, and Nancy Collins of...
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Jean Cole Fischer

September 25, 1930 - November 27, 2016

Jean C. Fischer, of Madison, died on November 27, 2016. She was born on September 25, 1930, in Middletown, the daughter of Everett Leroy and Hilda Ostergren Cole. Jean was a graduate of Connecticut College and Middlesex Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was a member of the Democratic Town Committee, volunteered at the Madison Senior Center. She...
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Joseph Thomas Harmuth

January 24, 1952 - November 27, 2016

Joseph T. Harmuth, 64, of Madison, Ct. , beloved husband of Maryanne, and adored father of John and Elizabeth, died on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by his family, after suffering a stroke that day. In addition to his wife and children, Joe is survived by his mother, Rita Harmuth Canning, his brothers, David and Bill (Yoly), his sister Holly Clement (Steve),...
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Joyce L. Gross

May 6, 1933 - November 26, 2016

Joyce L. Gross, 83, beloved wife of 62 years of Edward Gross, Jr. passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford.Born in New Haven, Connecticut she was the daughter of the late Seigfried and Elsie Lanz. She was a long-time resident of Madison and had moved to Guilford 3 years ago.Joyce grew up in Hamden, Connecticut and graduated from Hamden High School. From there...
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Joseph Anthony Fitzgerald

April 10, 1931 - November 21, 2016

Joseph Anthony Fitzgerald, 85, husband of Patricia Fitzgerald, of Madison, Connecticut passed away on November 21 from a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Joseph was born on April 10, 1931 in Oakville, Connecticut to the late Timothy Fitzgerald and Anna Moore Fitzgerald. He attended and graduated from Watertown High School and American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts...
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Eileen Pat Caulin

March 10, 1952 - November 21, 2016

Eileen Patricia Caulin, 64, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 at her home in Madison, CT. She was born on March 10, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY to Eileen (Fowler) and William Caulin.Patti grew up in Lynbrook, NY. She graduated from Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset, NY in 1970. After high school she attended Molloy College in Rockville Centre, N.Y.Patti was a caring and generous person. She...
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Elizabeth C. Pellegrini

September 27, 1918 - November 20, 2016

Elizabeth C. Pellegrini, 98, a long-time resident of Killingworth died peacefully on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Betty was born in 1918 in New Haven where she enjoyed exploring the art and architecture of the city on long walks as a child. As a young woman, while working as a caretaker for the children of a local family, the errant toss of a football from an adjoining yard would change the course...
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Michael E. Board

July 19, 1940 - November 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Madison, CT.
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Roger M. Dann

September 23, 1955 - November 4, 2016

Roger Matthew Dann, 61, of Madison, died suddenly on Friday, November 4th, while on vacation in Barbados with his wife Kathy. Roger was born in Nyack, New York on September 23, 1955. He was recently retired as General Manager of the Wallingford Water and Sewer Division, a job that he held for almost 30 years. While general manager, he achieved many accomplishments and was instrumental in the...
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Jo-Ann Marie Veillette

September 9, 1941 - November 2, 2016

I am the husband of Jo-Ann Veillette-Stonehart. We met at meetings in Branford College, Yale University , where we were both Fellows. It took some time before I was able to get her to notice me but the seminal event was at a Yale Commencement where we sat together. That led to quiet coffees, discrete dinners, and long late-night telephone conversations. At the time she lived in a small apartment...
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John V. Cacace

March 10, 1926 - November 2, 2016

John V. Cacace, of Madison, died unexpectedly on November 2, 2016 at home. He was predeceased by his wife, Louise (Ferradino).He was born on March 10, 1926, in New Haven, the son of Joseph and Rosa (Storlazzi) Cacace. John attended Georgetown University and graduated from the University of Bridgeport. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army Signal Corps. He retired...
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Kornelia B. Keszler

May 4, 1920 - October 23, 2016

Kornelia Bukovszky Keszler, born May 4, 1920, in Budapest, Hungary, died on October 23, 2016, in Madison, Connecticut. Sixty years earlier to the day, the Hungarian Revolution of October 23, 1956, had unexpectedly catapulted her, her husband, and her three children from her beloved Hungary to the United States. She marveled at life in the US and wholeheartedly embraced her adopted country....
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Eugene C. Calzetta

September 4, 1946 - October 22, 2016

Eugene E. Calzetta (Geno), died on October 22, 2016 at his home in Madison CT. Geno was 70 years old and born September 4,1946. He moved to Madison CT in 1974 with his former wife Lucille Laucella Calzetta, and children Justin and Jessica. Geno worked as a barber at Head Start Haircutters in Madison until his retirement in 2011. He loved his family, his Italian ancestry, sports especially...
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Judith Kinne

September 20, 1948 - October 17, 2016

Judith T. Kinne passed away peacefully in her home with family October 17th 2016 after a remarkably courageous battle with cancer.She was born 9/20/48 in Pennsylvania to Constance and John Robert Traver. Judith lived in Madison Ct and shoreline surrounding area for most of her adult life.She worked at Tuxis lumber company in Madison for 25 years. Judy truly lived life to the fullest through...
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William R. Leonard

September 19, 1932 - October 15, 2016

William R. Leonard, 84, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016, in the arms of his loving wife and surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was born September 19th, 1932, in Scranton Pennsylvania, the son of William O. Leonard and Agnes Gerron.He is survived by his wife Nancy E. (McArdle) Leonard; his children, William L. Leonard (Catherine) of Bloomfield, Amanda Harang (Bruce) of North...
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Judith Ann Milum

January 11, 1948 - October 15, 2016

Judith Ann (Evans) Milum, of Summerfield, FL, and formerly of Madison, CT passed away after a brief illness on Saturday October 15, 2016. Judy was born on January 11, 1948, in Liberty, NY, the daughter of Richard and Shirley Evans. She was the widow of Henry P Milum. Judy was the owner-operator of the Beauty Tyme Salon on Scotland Road in Madison for many years. Judy had many creative talents. ...
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Donald Ringland

September 28, 1930 - October 15, 2016

Donald "Don" Ringland, 86, of Killingworth, CT, husband of Francelia entered into Eternal Rest on October 15, 2016, at home with his family. Donald was born September 28, 1930, in Whittier, CA. He joined the United States Marine Corps in November 1948, serving during the Korean War and was given an Honorable Discharge in December 1956 with the rank of Technical Sergeant. Donald spent...
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Betty Hudson

March 5, 1931 - October 9, 2016

Betty Hudson, nee Bagi, of North Branford, formerly of Simsbury, Madison and Stamford, Connecticut, passed away suddenly but peacefully on Sunday, October 9th, 2016 at her residence in Evergreen Woods Assisted Living, with nursing staff and her son by her side. She was 85 years old.Born March 5th, 1931 in Port Chester, NY, Betty was the daughter of Ernest and Mary Bagi and the identical twin...
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Kristine A. Glass

February 16, 1958 - October 3, 2016

Kristine Astrid Glass, 58, passed away October 3rd in Madison, CT. She was born in New Britain, CT to Astrid and Eugene Johnson. She was a member of the First Congregational Church, Madison. Krissy was employed by Aetna for many years before a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis forced her retirement. Even though she courageously battled the disease for over 25 years, Krissy remained an example of...
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Louise Lewis Noyes

June 19, 1945 - September 30, 2016

Louise Lewis Noyes, of Old Lyme and longtime resident of Madison, died on September 30, 2016, after a courageous battle against cancer. Weezie is remembered as the consummate American lady, a woman of great strength, faith, and character and an unforgettable friend, mother and grandmother.Louise was born on June 19, 1945, in Washington, DC, the daughter of Arnold Parsons Lewis and Mary Josephine...
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Betty Ann Ward

September 7, 1939 - September 30, 2016

Betty Ann Ward, MD, died September 30, 2016 at Middlesex Memorial Hospital where she had been an ER Physician at the Shoreline Campus. Ann is survived by a sister, Dot Ward from Shelton CT. A celebration for her life will take place on October 30, 2016 from 1-4 at the Madison Winter Club, 251 Boston Post Rd Madison CT 06443. In lieu of flowers, please send a contribution in her name to the...
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Jane A. Gair

October 10, 1929 - September 23, 2016

Jane B. Gair, age 86, of Madison and Ridgefield, passed on to Life Eternal with God on Friday,September 23, 2016 with her loving daughter by her side. Born in Ridgefield, CT on October 10, 1929,she was the daughter of the late George Nelson Bloomer and Robina Edith Bloomer, and the youngersister of the late George Nelson Bloomer Jr.Jane graduated from Ridgefield High School in 1947 and went on to...
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Amanda Marie Bernier

May 28, 1984 - September 21, 2016

Amanda Marie Bernier, 32, of Madison loving wife of Christopher Bernier, passed away after her courageous battle with ALS. Amanda was born in Tonawanda, New York on May 28, 1984 to Jeffrey and the late Deborah (Herget) Pumm. In addition to her father, Amanda leaves behind her husband Chris, and her Loving daughter Arabella, brother Jeffrey Pumm and her two dogs Addy and Jackson. Amanda is also...
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Dennis Albert Lindquist

March 30, 1981 - September 3, 2016

Dennis Albert LindquistMarch 30,1981- Sept 3,2016Dennis A. Lindquist of Clinton passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was born in New Haven, CT on March 30, 1981. Dennis worked at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, CT as the Camp Manager for several years. He went to school for Photography and was continuing his education in Computer Technology at Southern Connecticut University....
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Beverly Breen Luneau

October 25, 1936 - August 26, 2016

Beverly Luneau, beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 26, 2016. Beverly was born on October 25, 1936 to Paul and Mildred Breen of Jericho, VT. She grew up in Vermont with her loving siblings Richard Breen (deceased) of Barre, VT, Pauline Hutchins, and Phyllis Breen of Sebring, FL. She graduated from Mt. St. Mary's...
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Nancy Estabrook Colton

July 22, 1928 - August 22, 2016

Nancy Estabrook Colton passed away Monday August 22nd, 2016 in her home in Madison, Connecticut at the age of 88. Nancy shared 62 wonderful years with her husband Frank W. Colton. She was born on July 22nd, 1928 in Philadelphia, PA to William and Rosalie Whitney and grew up in New Jersey. She graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in food technology. She met her loving husband...
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Barnett Victor Kukta

June 15, 1920 - August 9, 2016

Barnett Victor Kukta, of Madison, left this life at peace at his home on August 9, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Elsie Kukta who passed in 2011. Barnett was born in Linden, NJ, to Frank and Agata Kukta. He moved to Madison at a young age. He served in the US Army in the Fiji Islands from 1941-1943. He is survived by his sons Barnett, Jr., and his wife Raisa of Clinton, and David and his...
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Mary Elizabeth McCormick

May 31, 1921 - August 7, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Fitzpatrick McCormick Age: 95, wife of the late Thomas Dwyer McCormick passed away on August 7, in her home with family by her side.Mary was born on May 31, 1921 in Newton, MA to the late Elizabeth Whalen and Joseph Albert Fitzpatrick. She lived in Newton and spent summers in Scituate until she married her husband in1956 and moved to Darien, CT. They raised their family in...
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Helmut Buecherl

June 10, 1939 - August 5, 2016

Helmut Buecherl, aged 77, passed away peacefully at his home in Madison on Friday evening Aug 5. Helmut was born in Austria to Paula Knapp (deceased Madison resident) and Hans Buecherl, and is survived by his sister Sandy Knapp of Blacksburg, Va. and his niece Attienette Azille of Union City, NJ, and many, many good friends. He was trained as an artisan and decorative painter in Vienna, Austria....
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Arthur William DeFrank

August 17, 1921 - July 29, 2016

Arthur William DeFrank, of Madison and formerly of Orange, died peacefully on July 29, 2016, at his home. He was born on August 17, 1921, in New Haven, the youngest child of Joseph and Cesira DeFrank. He was predeceased by his siblings Anthony, Vera, Harry, Alfred, Clara, Edie, Peter, and Ernest. He was the widower of Elizabeth Thompson DeFrank, formerly of Orange, Hamden, and New Haven.Arthur...
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James Sanderson Magowan

February 9, 1931 - July 28, 2016

James S. Magowan Jr. with his twin sister Joan were born to James Sr. and Mae Strauss on Febuary 9,1931. After graduating from Evander Childs High School, Jim served in the Marines and was Honorably discharged in February 1952. It was shortly there after he married his high school sweet heart. Jim is survived by his wife Frances, his sister Joan, his daughters Robin Magowan and Susan...
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Henry M. Cardoza

December 2, 1920 - July 23, 2016

Heaven gained a new angel on Saturday, July 23rd with the passing of Henry M. Cardoza Jr., husband of Rena F. Cardoza and resident of Madison, CT. Born December 2nd, 1920 in Fall River, Massachusetts, Henry lived an incredible life of 95 years filled with travel, good food and wine, and his wonderful family. His life experiences are almost immeasurable, but his family will fondly remember the...
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Frances C. Garrity

June 26, 1928 - July 23, 2016

Frances C. Garrity (nee Smith), 88, of Pace, Florida passed away peacefully on July 23, 2016.Born on June 26, 1928 to the late Parker and Helen (Horan) Smith, Frances was raised in West Haven, Connecticut.Mrs. Garrity resided in Montclair, NJ and Madison, CT where she devoted herself to raising her family.She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph R. Garrity and is survived by son Master Chief...
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Barry Goldoff

August 20, 1940 - July 18, 2016

O Lord what is man that Thou shouldst notice him?What is mortal man that Thou shouldst regard him?Man is like a breath;His days are like a passing shadow.He flourishes and grows in the morning;He fades and withers in the evening.Thou again turnest man to dust, saying:Return ye children of men.O that they were wise.That they would discern their latter end.For when man dieth, he shall carry nothing...
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Jill E. Boswell

November 26, 1964 - July 5, 2016

Jill Elizabeth Boswell, 51 of Madison CT, passed away unexpectedly on July 5, 2016 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by her loving family.Jill is survived by her husband Peter C. ''Bo" Boswell, daughters Sarah A. Boswell, Megan C. Boswell and Amy T. Boswell of Madison CT. She is also survived by her father Frank J. Scherber of Grasonville MD and predeceased by her mother Shirley...
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Beatrice Carrie Machon

February 29, 1920 - July 4, 2016

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Mark W. Weiss

July 18, 1953 - July 1, 2016

Mark Weiss, of Killingworth, died on July 1, 2016. He was born on July 18, 1953, in Killingworth, the son of Gunther and Doris Weiss. Mark owned Riverdale Farm Campsite. He was a graduate of Morgan School and Paul Smith College. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, nature, people and a good story. Mark was survived by his loving wife and daughters Kaylee and Clara, and his siblings Kurt, Kim and...
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William C. Schaeffer

June 22, 1939 - June 26, 2016

Bill Schaeffer, longtime Madison resident, passed away peacefully at home on June 26, 2016 at the age of 77. He was born June 22, 1939 to the late Elizabeth (Meck) Schaeffer and William C. Schaeffer in Frackville, PA and graduated from Frackville High School. After a brief time serving in the US Marines, Bill travelled with friends to Colorado Springs, CO where he met and married the love of his...
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Nicholas David Chieppo

July 26, 1939 - June 26, 2016

Nicholas David Chieppo, East Haven, CT, 76, passed away peacefully at his home by the water, surrounded by the family that he loved. Big Nick was born in New Haven CT, son of the late Thomas N. and Mary J. (Kalinska) Chieppo. He graduated from St. Mary's High School Class of 54, where he was the captain of the football team. He graduated as a Business Major from Providence College in 1961. A...
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Robert Manning

August 15, 1934 - June 25, 2016

Robert Joseph Manning " Speed", 81, of Madison CTpassed away at CT Hospice in Branford, CT on Saturday June 25th.He was born August 15, 1934 in New Haven CT the son of Thomas and Florence Manning. He was pre deceased by his wife Maureen Fogerty Manning and is survived byMegan Manning Winkler and her husband Matt, Thomas Manning,John Manning and his wife Evelyn and grandchildren Nora and...
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Irwin August

December 12, 1929 - June 20, 2016

Dr. Irwin August, 86, passed peacefully in his sleep Monday morning, June 19th, 2016. He was born December 12th, 1929 in Chicago, IL to Carl August of Wisconsin and Lena Siegel of Buffalo, NY. He is survived by his loving devoted wife Barbara August of Madison, CT, me, his beloved son, Matthew August, also of Madison, CT, and our sweet loyal Cockapoo Gigi, who was always at his side and will...
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