Our Obituaries

Armando Alberto Sciascia

June 16, 1920 - June 23, 2017

ARMANDO SCIASCIA, 97, Composer and ViolinistArmando Sciascia, Italian-born 34-year Trumbull, CT resident, died peacefully at his home on June 23, leaving a precious legacy of artistic accomplishments and memories for his numerous family, colleagues and fans. The maestro's fame in his native country includes his work as composer and conductor of film scores and recordings, musical innovator and...
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Margaret Fanelli

July 31, 1926 - June 20, 2017

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Robert E. Johnson

August 15, 1924 - June 17, 2017

Robert E. Johnson, 92 a lifelong resident of Monroe died at his home June 17, 2017. Bob was the son of Herbert & Mable Johnson. Bob grew up on the family farm, Soundview Dairy, with his brothers Merwin and Norman. Bob loved farming but later he worked for the Town of Monroe Highway Department. Bob married Helen Roberts and they had a son Jimmy. After Bob's retirement he enjoyed woodworking...
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Jeannette Kempf

November 2, 1969 - June 16, 2017

Jeannette G. Kempf, age 47, of Oxford, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 after an inspirational and courageous battle with metastatic cancer surrounded by her family. She was born in Stamford, CT to Jean Scalise Paul and Richard Paul. Jeannette was a well-respected and compassionate Registered Nurse who entered the field in 1994 as a visiting nurse for VNS of CT in the geriatric field, and...
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Kimberly Larson

August 1, 1979 - June 13, 2017

Kimberly (Kim) Dawn Larson, age 37, of Beacon Falls, CT, formally of Monroe, CT passed away unexpectedly on June 13, 2017. Born August 1, 1979, in Mount Kisco, NY, she is survived by her three children, Hayley Larson, Logan and Savannah Shaw, her parents, Robert and Frances Larson of Monroe, CT, siblings Jennifer and Craig Mahon of Woburn, MA, Brian and Sarah Larson of Shelton, CT, Robert Shaw...
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Kim Zahor

August 1, 1971 - June 3, 2017

Kim Zahor (Seacord) (1971-2017)Kim Zahor, age 45 unexpectedly entered into eternal rest June 3, 2017 at St Vincent's Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Chris Zahor for 22 years. Kim was born in Puerto Rico. She was raised in New Rochelle, a graduate of Jonathan Law High School and lived in Monroe for the past 12 years with her family. Kim was a faith filled,...
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Kenneth N. Rancourt

January 18, 1927 - May 30, 2017

Kenneth N. Rancourt, age 90, of Monroe, beloved husband of 68 years to Irene (Macey) Rancourt entered in to peaceful rest at his home on Tuesday, May 30th after a brief illness. Ken was born in Redstone, New Hampshire on January 18th, 1927 to Albert J. Rancourt and Mildred Emily (Smith) Rancourt. Ken was pre-deceased by his brother, Albert G. Rancourt and two sisters, Jeanette T. Rancourt and...
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Ann Adele Szczesna

January 9, 1936 - May 26, 2017

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Evana D' Aiuto D'Aiuto-DiNuzzo

January 26, 1965 - May 25, 2017

Evana "Ev" D'Aiuto-DiNuzzo, age 52, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, May 25, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Bridgeport on January 26,1965, she resided in Milford before moving to Shelton. Evana loved spending time at the beach and watching movies with her nieces and nephews with whom she found her greatest joy. She loved solving puzzles, gardening, and cooking for her friends and...
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Elaine C. Stumbris

May 1, 1952 - May 23, 2017

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Dorothy Jean Norell

April 21, 1931 - May 19, 2017

Dorothy Jean Norell Age 86, Of Monroe, CT. loving wife of the late Raymond C Norell Sr., passed away peacefully, after a wonderful life on, Friday May 19th 2017. She was born in Bridgeport CT. to the late Joseph and Anna Ferencz. She was a resident of Monroe for over 45 years. She loved to travel, paint and play golf with her 93 year sister, Helen. But what was most important to her was her...
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Joyce Donfrancesco

September 10, 1953 - May 8, 2017

Joyce Donfrancesco, age 63, unexpectedly entered into eternal rest May 8, 2017 at Bridgeport Hospital, surrounded by her loving children and family. She was the beloved wife of Angelo Donfrancesco for 43 years. Joyce was born September 10, 1953 in Newark, New Jersey of the late Elmer and Eileen Mayar. She lived most of her life in Shelton, CT.She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister,...
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Anne M. Young

January 10, 1921 - May 5, 2017

Anne Marsha Young of Monroe, CT was reunited in heaven with her beloved husband, Jack on Friday, May 5. Anne was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on January 10, 1921. She was the only child of Joseph and Magdalena Skiba, both of whom came to America from Poland. She attended St. Michael's School in Bridgeport where she was President of the Junior Guild. She graduated from the Butler Business...
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Shirley D. Riccio

September 25, 1933 - April 25, 2017

Shirley Riccio, 83, of Easton, widow to the late Leonard Riccio, died on April 24th in Easton. Her Survivors include three children, Michelle Riccio DeWitt of Seymour, Gregory Riccio of Easton and his wife Cynthia, and Leonard Riccio of Easton and his wife Rhonda. Shirley had nine grandchildren: Kayleigh Riccio, Lauren Fleet, Alyssa Washington, Marissa Riccio, Danielle Riccio, Juliana DeWitt,...
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Mary Interrante

October 18, 1936 - April 24, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Piccolello Interrante announces her passing on April 24, 2017. Mary bravely battled cancer for 21 years and enjoyed a long and full life to the age of 81. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Keith of 61 years and her two children Keith with his wife Jayne, and Lee with his wife Carol. Mary also leaves behind four grandchildren Sarah ...
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Roger A. Capobianco

November 2, 1937 - April 23, 2017

Roger Capobianco, 79, formerly of Monroe, passed away peacefully on April 23. Roger graduated from Fairfield University and continued his education at the school to earn a Masters Degree and a 6th Year in Education. Through his joy of teaching he met the love of his life, Kathy, with whom he is reunited in Heaven. Roger dedicated 37 years of teaching in the Trumbull Public School System,...
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Dorothy Christensen

February 3, 1923 - April 21, 2017

Dorothy F. Christensen, of Middletown, NY, passed away unexpectedly April 21, 2017. She was 94 years old. Dorothy was born in Corona (Queens), N.Y. on February 3, 1923 to Robert and Margaret Fraser. She grew up in Flushing, NY graduating from Flushing High School in 1940. She married the love of her life, Theodore H. Christensen on September 18, 1948. He predeceased her in 1978. Dorothy and...
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Nona Painter

June 23, 1928 - April 20, 2017

Nona E. Painter, 88, of Monroe, wife of the late James E Painter passed on April 20, 2017 while on Hospice at Masonicare of Newtown.Born on June 23, 1928 to the late Leonid and Pearl (Lederer) Kourshakoff in Manhatten, NY.Nona received her BSN from University of Bridgeport and retired after 16 years with Greater Bridgeport Mental Health.She is survived by her children, James L and wife Jane of...
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Willard H. Bullis

July 26, 1921 - April 9, 2017

Willard H. Bullis 95, Devoted husband of 70 years to the late Barbara Henley Bullis, passed peacefully on April 9, 2017 at Masonicare of Newtown. He was a lifelong resident of Easton CT. In addition to his beloved wife, he was pre deceased by his daughter Debra B. Reed and grandson Robert E Reed Jr. He is survived by his daughter Dru Ellen Dodd (Michael); his son in law Robert E Reed Sr. ...
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Joanne Birkes

September 30, 1941 - April 6, 2017

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Barbara Allen

September 7, 1937 - March 24, 2017

Barbara Jean (Griffin) Allen, age 79 of Monroe passed away peacefully on Friday, March 24, 2017 at St. Vincent's Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born September 7, 1937 in Torrington, Connecticut, daughter of the late Brian and Gertrude (Simons) Griffin, and had been a longtime Monroe resident. Barbara worked as a visiting nurse for years with United Home Healthcare before...
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John Albert DuBac

December 18, 1937 - March 24, 2017

John A. DuBac, age 79, of Monroe, Connecticut, entered into final rest on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Elsie S. DuBac, a very-caring daughter, Suellen J. DuBac, and her fiancé Richard J. DallaCosta of Monroe, Connecticut, a son, Jason J. DuBac and his fiancée Stephanie Moffo of Searsburg Vermont,...
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Stacy M. Crelan

July 17, 1960 - March 21, 2017

Stacy Crelan, 56, of Shelton, beloved daughter of John Crelan and the late Jennie Crelan. She loved books, movies, The Golden Girls and UCONN Women's basketball. Survived by her father, brother Barry (Anita) of Virginia; sister Laurie of Oxford and two nieces. She was predeceased by her brother Timothy.Visitation will take place on March 25, 2017 from 3pm-7pm with a Funeral Service immediately...
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Rita M. Trotto

July 9, 1927 - March 14, 2017

Rita M. Lisi Trotto, age 89, of Monroe, beloved wife of the late Augustine Paul Trotto, passed away Tuesday, March 14th, 2017. Born in Mount Vernon, New York on July 9th , 1927, she was the daughter of the late Albert N. and Mary Gabriel Lisi. Mrs. Trotto was a Monroe resident for 16 years and prior to that she was a long time resident of Bridgeport, CT. She worked at GE for many years. She...
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Mariella Omilanowicz

February 23, 1913 - March 11, 2017

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Theresa M. Fichtel

December 5, 1931 - March 9, 2017

Theresa M. Fichtel, age 85, of Shelton passed away peacefully on March 9, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born December 5, 1931 in Bridgeport, CT she was the daughter of Leonardo and Ermelinda DelleDonne. Theresa grew up in Bridgeport and graduated from Harding High School in 1950. That same year she married her loving husband William Fichtel, Sr. at Holy Rosary...
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Joyce Frances Danscuk

August 14, 1928 - March 6, 2017

Joyce Frances Danscuk (Chapman), age 88 of Monroe, passed away peacefully Monday March 6, 2017. Joyce was born on August 14, 1928 in Elizabeth, NJ; daughter of the late Clinton and Margaret Nolan Chapman. She is preceded in death by her loving husband John "Dan" Danscuk. She is survived, and will be greatly missed, by her four children and their spouses, Diane Danscuk-Ball and Alan Ball...
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Drew Allen

June 1, 1992 - March 5, 2017

Drew Michael Allen, age 24, of Oxford, Connecticut entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Drew was born on June 1, 1992 in Derby, Connecticut. Drew was the beloved son of Paul and Lynn Allen of Oxford, Connecticut. Drew also leaves behind three sisters, Nichele Allen, Alyssa Allen, and Maegan Plavnicky, and one brother, Joshua Allen, to keep his spirit alive. His nephew, Liam...
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Waltraud E. Lucken

July 30, 1934 - March 1, 2017

Waltraud Erica Lucken known as "Oma" to everyone who loved her, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Jewish Home for the Elderly. Wally was 83 at the time of her death. Born in Gleiwitz, Germany on July 30, 1934. She immigrated to the United States in 1956, and worked in New York City. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred ("Fred") Lucken. Wally and Fred...
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Caroline Morrissey

April 19, 1932 - February 28, 2017

Caroline C. Piccolello Morrissey "Nonny" 84, of Monroe entered into eternal peace surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, February 28,2017. Caroline was born April 19,1932 in Bridgeport to Marziella and Angelo Piccolello. Caroline was predeceased by her loving husband of 61 years Alexander John Morrissey. Caroline was a beloved wife, mother, "nonny", sister-in-law and aunt. She is survived by...
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Giovannina DiMeglio

August 29, 1928 - February 24, 2017

Giovannina DiMeglio (Pilla) passed into eternal life on February 24th at age 88.In her early career, she worked as a seamstress before becoming a Teacher'sAide at the New York Institute for Special Education for almost 25 years and was veryproud of her work there. She was extremely generous with everyone she met. She hadthe biggest heart and was the most genuine person. Her crowning jewels...
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Harvey John Brown

May 21, 1916 - February 16, 2017

Harvey John Brown, age 100, of Monroe, CT, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 16, 2017. He is now with his beloved wife, Rose Irene. Their 73-year marriage was filled with love. Harvey was born on May 21, 1916. He was the son of Harvey and Estelle Brown. Harvey loved camping and fishing with his family, as well as cheering for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren on the sidelines...
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Carol Ann Cwalina

January 17, 1937 - February 13, 2017

Former Milford, CT resident Carol Ann Cwalina, 80, died Feb. 13, 2017, at her home in Jupiter, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. at St. Gabriel Church 26 Broadway Milford, CT. Interment will follow at Kings Highway Cemetery Milford. Carol spent many years working for G.E., where her grandchildren loved joining her at the holiday parties. When younger,...
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Clarence Knight

September 4, 1927 - February 6, 2017

Clarence Knight, age 89, of Shelton, formerly of Monroe, passed away peacefully at Bishop Wicke Health Center, Shelton, on February 6, 2017. He was born on Sept. 4, l927 in Manatee, FL to the late Isaac and Lizzie Smart Knight. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for many years. Clarence was a U.S. Army Veteran and was honorably discharged, serving from 1948 - 1954. He enjoyed being...
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Edna M. Dunn

June 19, 1921 - February 6, 2017

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Mary E. McDonnell

July 19, 1917 - February 1, 2017

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Ann Alexios

October 15, 1922 - January 31, 2017

Alexios, Ann (Maryann) Lipari Alexios, 94 of Fairfield left us Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Jewish Senior Services, Bridgeport with her daughter Julie by her side. She was born October 15, 1922 in Bridgeport to the late Vito Lipari of Alcamo, Italy and Nancy (Carmelina) Schibeci Lipari Dattolo, of Palermo. Italy. She married Thomas Alexios on July 18, 1945. She graduated from Laurelton Hall in...
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Dimitrula Rich

October 7, 1926 - January 24, 2017

Dimitrula Balamaci Rich (Trulie) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at St. Vincent's Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Trulie was born in Bridgeport on October 7, 1926 to Dimitrie and Vasilichia (Cipu) Balamaci. Sadly, Trulie's father passed away before her birth and then the family moved to New York to live with Trulie's mother's brother and family. Later,...
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Joseph A. Cacciola

April 11, 1939 - January 24, 2017

Joseph A. Cacciola of Monroe, Connecticut. Loving Husband of the late Dolores Nina Taddonio Cacciola passed away on January 24th, 2017. Son of the late Natale and Mary Josephine Amentola Cacciola he was born on April 11th, 1939 in the North End section of Boston. His family moved to Roxbury, Massachusetts where he lived for 28 years and was a member of the Roxbury Rebels. He moved with his family...
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Robert V. Galante

May 20, 1924 - January 14, 2017

Robert V. Galante of Monroe, CT 92 died peacefully on January 14, 2017. He was the beloved and devoted husband for almost 70 years to Carmela Forte Galante. Robert was born in Manhattan, NY on May 20, 1924 to Benjamin and Antoinette (Iuele) Galante. As a member of the greatest generation Robert served his country with honor in the Pacific Theatre during World War II, earning a purple heart. ...
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Jeffrey R. Rabbito

June 28, 1989 - January 4, 2017

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Joseph T. Buturla

July 14, 1948 - December 27, 2016

Joseph T. Buturla Jr, 68 of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, December 27 with his loving family by his side. He was predeceased by his parents Bernice & Joseph Buturla. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Elaine Gulyas Buturla. His beloved children and their spouses, Jill Waite (Jim), Joseph (Stacey) & Jeremy (Nicole) Buturla. His special Granddaughters, Angelina & Lucia Buturla who...
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Teresa Jean Mich

February 19, 1932 - December 23, 2016

Teresa Jean Mich passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, December 23, 2016, surrounded by her loving and devoted family. Born on February 19, 1932, Terry was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Anna Musone. A graduate of Central High School, she worked in retail until she met and married her one and only true love George. Together they owned and operated The Circle Dot Drive-In from...
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Frank Giovanielli

February 13, 1945 - December 22, 2016

Frank Giovanielli, Jr. 71, formerly of Wallington, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 22, 2016. He was the husband of the late Tina (Abramson) Giovanielli. Frank was born February 13, 1945 in Teaneck, NJ and was the son of the late Frank and Frances Giovanielli. Frank attended Teaneck High School, graduating class of '65. Born and raised in Teaneck, Frank was so...
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Gloria M. Miller

June 13, 1924 - December 20, 2016

Gloria M. Miller, 92, of Trumbull, passed away peacefully on December 20. Born June 13, 1924 to the late Joseph and Blanche Williams of Bridgeport.Survived by her loving husband of almost 70 years, Eugene Miller, a son, Eugene T. Miller of Rowayton, grandson, Eugene T. Miller Jr. of Santa Monica, CA and granddaughter, Jordan Leigh Miller of New York City, NY. Also, predeceased by three brothers:...
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Franciszek Sokolowski

May 26, 1929 - December 13, 2016

Sokolowski, Franciszek, age 87, of Shelton, passed away on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Born in Bocki, Poland, he was the son of Cezaria and Jan Sokolowski. He was a resident of Shelton and retired from Alloy Eng after many years. He was a very hardworking person and will be sadly missed by his family. Survivors include his beloved wife Franciszka...
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Barbara Deaso

June 22, 1931 - December 10, 2016

Barbara Rose Scott Deaso of Monroe passed away peacefully on December 10th, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late John T. (Jack) Deaso. Born in Stratford, Barbara was the daughter of the late William F. Scott Sr. and Catherine Bernard Scott. Barbara graduated Stratford High School, class of 1949 with honors and went to work at the Welfare Department in...
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Evelyn Monticollo

June 24, 1930 - December 8, 2016

Evelyn Monticollo (nee Branco) passed away on December 8, 2016 at the age of 86. She is survived by 5 children: Gerard, Steven, Victor, Christopher and Jill Winship. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren. Evelyn was born in Jersey City and lived most of her life in Colonia. She and her late husband Victor had moved to Monroe CT in their later years.A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday,...
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Evelyn W. Thomas

December 22, 1915 - November 29, 2016

Evelyn W.Thomas, age 100, died November 29, 2016 at Newtown, CT. She was the beloved wife of Jack Thomas, who died in 1990. Born and raised in Cleveland (Collinwood), Ohio, she was the daughter of Edward and Mae (Hummel) Weber. She was employed at the former Lake Shore CC in Bratenahl for 13 years. She also worked for Sherwin Williams as a comptometer operator. After moving to Allentown, PA she...
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Ernest R. Keller

December 9, 1919 - November 27, 2016

Ernest R. Keller, 96, passed away on November 27th in Southbury, Connecticut. He was born in Fairfield, Connecticut to the late Frank and Mary Keller on December 9th, 1919. He was a marksman in the Army and had his pilot's license. He became a Millright and was in Local 210 until he retired. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, lobsterman and artist; during his retirement years he enjoyed wood...
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Pauline Blanch

June 30, 1924 - November 16, 2016

Pauline May (Merope) Sober Blanch,92, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016, peacefully at her place of residence in Redding, CT. Pauline was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 30, 1924 to Phokion Sober and Victoria Avramithoru. She spent her younger years growing up in Upper Darby, PA. While attending classes at Penn State University, a friend introduced her to a fellow student, Julian Edward...
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Stephen Lazarecki

April 23, 1922 - November 15, 2016

Stephen Lazarecki Sr. 94 passed quietly in his sleep Tuesday evening at his home in Trumbull, CT. Stephen was born in New Bedford Massachusetts, April 23 1922 to the late Walter and Julia Lazarecki.He was the beloved husband of the late Angelina Rendy for 63 years.As a member of the greatest generation, Steve proudly served in the Army during World War II, Before working as a paint sprayer at...
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James D. DeVivo

April 8, 1927 - November 12, 2016

James DeVivo, 89, of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016, in St. Vincent Medical Center. James was born in Bridgeport on April 8, 1927, and was the son of the late Michael and Rose DeVivo. James was a life-long area resident and long-time employee of Bridgeport Machines, as a toolmaker. Predeceased by his wife Mary, brothers, Carl, Frank and Mike, and sisters, Mary, Louise,...
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Timothy Dwight Schaff

October 12, 1961 - November 9, 2016

It is with the most broken of hearts that we announce the loss of our most amazing and adored son, brother, uncle, godfather, friend: Timothy Dwight Schaff, 55 passed. His humor, his stories, his infectious excitement, his glorious music and his unending love and generosity will echo through us, for the rest of time. A graduate of Masuk High's class of '79, he had lived in West Haven for many...
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Dominick Barillari

January 12, 1921 - November 4, 2016

Dominick E. Barillari 95 of Sandy Hook, CTDevoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away peacefully on November 4th, 2016 with his family by his side. He was born on January 14th, 1921 in San Bruno, Italy and immigrated to the U.S. with his family at the age of 5. He was a proud veteran having served as a seargent in the US Army in WWII. When he returned from the...
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Stephanie Lyn Aucello

December 5, 1964 - November 3, 2016

Stephanie Lyn Aucello, 51 a longtime resident of Southbury Training School passed away peacefully on November 3, 2016 with her family by her side. Stephanie was born in Bridgeport, CT on December 5, 1964 to Russell and Frances (Camerino) Aucello. In addition to her parents she is survived by her brother Jason, his wife Emily, and nephew Jon as well as cousins, aunts and uncles.A mass of Christian...
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James Matthew Giff

May 28, 1960 - November 1, 2016

Jimmy, of Monroe, Connecticut, died suddenly on November 1, 2016 at the age of fifty-six. He is survived by his beloved wife, Laurie, his dear children, Jimmy and Chrissy, and cherished granddaughter, Haylee, his parents, Patricia Reilly Giff, and James A. Giff, his brother, William (Catherine) and sister, Alice O'Meara (James.) He is also survived by father-in-law, George Cau, and sister-in-law,...
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Geoffrey D. Baldwin

May 7, 1950 - November 1, 2016

Geoffrey D. Baldwin, age 66, of Shelton, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2016. Geoff was the devoted husband to Michele for 43 years; loving father to Kerrie and husband Tim, and Garrett and fiancée Meghan; and doting grandfather to Henry, Amelia, and Clara. He is also survived by his brother Chris and wife Marie. Geoff was born May 7, 1950, to Thomas E. and Mary Jane Baldwin in Drexel...
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Louis Albert Wallis

May 8, 1930 - October 28, 2016

Louis (Lou) A. Wallis Aged 86 years, died in Monroe, CT on Thursday, 27 October 2016. Louis was born in Elizabethtown, KY, 8 May 1930 to Louis and Lucille LaVerne Wallis. Louis Sr., was a truck driver and seed store manager. He is predeceased by his parents and a younger sister named Joy. Louis married Frances Ann Berry in Elizabethtown, KY, 27 December 1952. Life proved how fortunate he was in...
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Ada Jacob

April 20, 1939 - October 17, 2016

Ada Finders Jacob, wife of the late Raymond Jacob, formerly from Monroe, CT, before she moved to Derby, CT. She passed away October 17, 2016. She was born April 20, 1939 in Bridgeport, CT and is survived by her son Raymond Jacob of Milford, CT and her son Christopher Jacob and his wife Leigh Ann of Oxford, her grandchildren Kyle Jacob, wife Brandi of Mississippi, Tyler and Molly Jacob of...
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Andrew Frank Lugris

September 13, 1939 - October 17, 2016

Andrew F. Lugris, of Tampa, FL, formerly of Monroe, CT, passed away unexpectedly on October 17, 2016. He was 77. Andy had a long and successful career in logistics, starting with the US Army where he proudly served for two years during the Vietnam era. He later applied his skill in logistics to the automobile industry, most notably at Saab-Scania, Saab Cars USA, and Fiat Motors. An avid sportsman...
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Judith Gall

July 17, 1948 - October 17, 2016

Judith A. Gall (Judy), age 68, of Monroe, CT, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 17th 2016 at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT. Judy was born in Bridgeport on July 17, 1948 and was the daughter of Stephen and Amelia Gydus of Trumbull, CT. Judy was a registered nurse for over 40 years, working for Norwalk Hospital, paused her career to raise a family, and continued her...
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Bert J. Lancia

August 14, 1931 - October 6, 2016

Bert J. Lancia, age 85, of Trumbull, formerly of Bridgeport passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 6th, at Spring Meadows of Trumbull. Born in Bridgeport, CT on August 14th, 1931 he was the son of Bert and Doris Lancia. Bert proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After discharge from the Navy, Bert became a Bridgeport Police Officer. He served for 33 years and retired at the...
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Gertrude Brzozowski

August 30, 1925 - October 1, 2016

Gertrude "Trudy" (Dillistin) Brzozowski, age 91, wife of the late Leon Brzozowski, passed away peacefully October 1st. Trudy was known for her love of music, gardening, sewing and knitting, all of which she was very talented at. Prior to owning and operating the Trulee Company with her husband, she worked as a telephone operator and a Monroe school bus driver. Trudy leaves one daughter, Bonnie...
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Eric A. Ostman

October 4, 1926 - September 30, 2016

Eric A. Ostman (Os) passed into eternal rest with his family by his side at Masonicare on September 30th in Newtown, Connecticut at the age of 89.Eric was born on October 4, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York to Anton E. & Irma (Santeson) Ostman. He is survived by his loving daughters; Diane Zavaglio and her husband Michael Zavaglio of Monroe and Dona Jean Wassell of Monroe; his cherished...
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Agnes Bartoli

March 24, 1923 - September 28, 2016

Agnes Joyce Bartoli, born on March 24, 1923 in Scranton PA; daughter of the late Martin and Agnes Joyce, died peacefully on Wednesday September 28th at Bradley Memorial Hospital in Southington CT. Agnes was predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Jerome "Jerry" Bartoli, her son, Jerome "Jerry" Bartoli. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Hamilton and her husband, Patrick; her...
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Rose A. Jones

April 6, 1939 - September 25, 2016

Rose Ann Jones, 77, of Monroe CT, passed away peacefully at St Vincent's Medical Center, surrounded by her family, Sunday September 25th. Rose is predeceased by her parents Irene and Joseph Klein, her sister Barbara McCarthy and her daughter Linda Rynkowsky. Rose is survived by her devoted husband Edward Sr, her daughters and sons in law Karen and Donald Poppa, Elizabeth and Paul Konner, and her...
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John Lyon Gaffield

October 23, 1936 - September 22, 2016

John Lyon Gaffield, 79, longtime resident of Monroe, CT died September 22, 2016 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport, CT due to complications of pneumonia. Born in St. Johnsbury, VT, John was the son of George D. and Ruth J. (Lyon) Gaffield. He grew up in Derby Line, VT attended Derby Academy and went on to graduate with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration from Norwich...
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Adela C. Mendez

December 19, 1931 - September 22, 2016

Adela C. Mendez died peacefully at home in Monroe, Connecticut on September 22, 2016 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She is survived by daughters Georgina M. Salls (husband Roger D. Salls) of Stratford, Connecticut, Nancy A. Mendez of Monroe, Connecticut and Connie Perry (husband Donald Perry) of Selma, North Carolina, nephew Humberto Calzada Mireles of El Paso, Texas and grand...
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Mary L. Mezerewski

November 1, 1945 - September 20, 2016

Mary Mezerewski, 70 of Shelton, CT passed away peacefully on September 20, 2016 at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport. Mary was born on November 1, 1945 in Newark, NJ to Fred and Mary Jo Kleindenst. She is survived by her daughters Susan Mourouzidis, Cynthia (Jim) Melvin and Tiffany (Jamie) Bachman and her grandchildren Samantha and Craig Melvin, and Despina and Maritsa Mourouzidis. She...
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Maria Przyborowska

April 5, 2016 - September 19, 2016

Sister Maria, the former Mary Przyborowska, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the oldest of four children born to Anthony and Josephine (Nartowicz) Przyborowski. After graduation from Our Lady of Czestochowa Elementary School in South Brooklyn, she attended Nazareth Academy High School, Torresdale, PA. Upon graduation from high school, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy...
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Dolores Joan Walther

September 4, 1928 - September 12, 2016

Dolores "Lorrie" J. (Sullivan) Walther, 88, formerly of North Eastham, MA died September 12, 2016 at Maefair Health Care Center in Trumbull, CTShe was the wife of the late Charles J. Walther. Born in Jersey City, NJ, she attended school in Union City, NJ. She married Charlie in 1948 and resided in Elmwood Park, NJ. She worked for Eastman Kodak for 25 years before retiring to North Eastham in...
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John Corbett

April 2, 1950 - September 5, 2016

John Owen Corbett Jr., Age 66, Passed away on Monday, September 5th, at the West Side House Nursing Home in Worchester Ma., Following a long illness. He will be missed by both Family and Friends alike. John was born at Bridgeport Hospital on April 2nd 1950. The eldest son of John Owen Corbett and Margaret Jane Corbett, (both deceased). A lifelong resident of Bridgeport, John attended St....
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Leon Michael Rotella

May 8, 1960 - September 3, 2016

Monroe, CT - Leon "Mike" Rotella Jr., 56 of Monroe, CT passed away on September 3rd, 2016 peacefully at home with his family by his side, following a chronic illness.Leon was born on May 8, 1960 in Danbury, CT to his parents Helen (Gore) and Leo Rotella Sr. He is survived by his wife Theresa Rotella, his daughter Julia Rotella, his brother Robert Rotella, sister Dawn Rotella, sister Deborah...
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Robert P. Appleby

November 13, 1953 - September 1, 2016

Robert Phillip Appleby passed away at his home in Monroe, CT on September 1st, 2016 at the age of 62. Bob was born on November 13th, 1953 in Providence Rhode Island to Helen and Philip Appleby. He attended the University of Bridgeport and pursued a career in marketing, working for Coca-Cola, Cadbury Schweppes and Daymon Worldwide. More recently, he was the President & CEO of Tasker Products...
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Scott Francis Fenn

July 15, 1971 - August 30, 2016

Scott (Scottie) Francis Fenn July 15, 1971- August 30, 2016. If you are reading this you know I am no longer with you, but I wanted to tell you how sad I am to leave you. My wonderful wife, Yvonne Fenn and my three gold medals, Gabby, Kate and Jake. I don't know what happened, I just turned 45! I was starting my life with people I loved to the max., in my dream home doing what I loved, making...
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William Edward Ryan

September 9, 1929 - August 24, 2016

William Edward Ryan (Bill), devoted husband of Joan and beloved father to William, Jr., James, Kenneth and Thomas, has transitioned to our Lord's leadership team effective August 24, 2016. There he will continue shining his light of integrity and positive attitude upon his family, friends, colleagues and compatriots in service to the Almighty. Bill was born in Utica, NY on September 9, 1929 to...
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Mario Jerry Miscione

March 22, 1949 - August 22, 2016

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Gloria Czarniewicz

September 27, 1927 - August 20, 2016

Sister Gloria (Victoria Czarniewicz) was born on September 27, 1927 to Stella (Czerwinska) and John Czarniewicz. A native of (Greenpoint) Brooklyn, New York, she attended St. Stanislaus Kostka Elementary School and Girls High School both in Brooklyn. After graduating from high school, she worked as a bookkeeper for five years before entering the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of...
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Barbara Jane Bradshaw

December 13, 1929 - August 20, 2016

Barbara Jane "BJ"/"Nana" Dillistin Bradshaw, age 86, of Monroe, cherished wife of the late Arthur F. "Big Art" Bradshaw, passed away peacefully at Cambridge Manor Fairfield on Saturday, August 20, 2016 after a two-year struggle with numerous health issues. Nobody had a stronger will than Barbara to fight hard to try and overcome these issues. She never gave up the fight until her last breath....
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Cynthia Patricia Held

May 13, 1954 - August 13, 2016

Cynthia Patricia Held, 62, of Monroe, CT, passed away peacefully, Saturday, August 13, 2016 in her home. She is survived by her husband, Gregory Bruno Held, sons, Brandon Gregory Held and Michael Gregory Held, her loving siblings, Richard Doran, Beverly Doran, Jacqueline Maglione, and Deborah LaFlamme, her devoted mother-in-law, Doris Held, as well as countless adoring nieces and nephews. The...
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Thomas R. Foote

July 10, 1958 - July 23, 2016

Thomas Raymond Foote, Tommy, born in Bridgeport CT on July 10, 1958, passed away Saturday July 23rd. He was the loving son of Elizabeth Foote and the late Loren Foote. Brother to Gary and Amy Silva, and her husband Ron. Graduating from Sacred Heart University with a bachelor's degree in Business Management, he was a proud owner of a successful business for over 35 years. Tom was charming and...
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Sally S. Redston

May 6, 1934 - July 22, 2016

Sally Simpson Redston, age 82, entered Heaven on July 22, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Vinita and Laurence P. Simpson and is survived by her sister, Susan Garman, of Pleasonton, CA; her children, Wendy and Thomas Larsen, Peter and Penny Oudheusden, Lauren Oudheusden; Julie and William Fitzgerald; her grandchildren, Bryant, Brooke, Kelley and Renee Larsen, Scott, Gregory and Heather...
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Joan Thomas

August 26, 1947 - July 15, 2016

Joanann Thomas entered Heaven on July 15, 2016. Her memory will be cherished by her daughter Debra and her husband Bill; her grandchildren Matt, Danny, and Tommy; her son Kenneth; her sister Valerie and her husband Peter; several nieces and nephews, and her loving husband and best friend of 45 years, Dave.Her greatest joys came from her 26 years teaching preschool children to love learning,...
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Douglas E. Wilson

November 19, 1932 - July 10, 2016

Douglas E. Wilson, Sr. of Monroe, passed away on July 10, 2016.He is survived by his wife Frances, sons Douglas Jr. (Jann), Jeff(Terri), Todd & Scottand grandchildren Colby, Cali, Matthew, Olivia & Miles and several nieces & nephews.Doug was born in Bridgeport and graduated from Central High School. He attended Bullard HavenTechnical School where he earned his graduate apprentice as a...
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Mary E. Apicella

June 21, 1927 - July 7, 2016

Mary E. [Valentine] Apicella, age 89 of Trumbull, formally of Norwalk , New Canaan and Stamford, entered into eternal rest on July 7, 2016. Born in Columbus, Ohio on June 21, 1927, she was the cherished daughter of the late Herbert Quick Valentine and Jane [Rossi] Valentine. She attended Kansas University and was a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. As the beloved wife of the late Francis S. ...
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Richard Thomas Ryan

February 23, 1933 - July 3, 2016

Richard Thomas Ryan, longtime resident of Berlin, NJ, and recently of Newtown, CT, died peacefully on July 03, 2016 at the age of 83. Born on February 23, 1933 in Utica, NY, Richard is the son of the late Clarence and Gertrude Ryan. Richard is survived by his brother William Edward Ryan. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Henrietta Ryan; his sisters Catherine Irene (Ryan) Darby and...
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Maryann Osborne

January 22, 1943 - June 24, 2016

Maryann Osborne, 73, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 24, 2016, with her family by her side. She was a former resident of Monroe, CT, most recently residing in Oxford and Saddlebrooke, AZ. Maryann is survived by her husband, Robert, of 52 years and the loving mother of three children, Allison Osborne Sassa (Paul), Robert Osborne Jr. (Patricia), Lynn Osborne Scioli (Anthony) and five adored...
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Brian Vincent Morey

December 22, 1958 - June 16, 2016

Brian Morey, age 57 of Monroe, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 16th, 2016. Brian was born December 22, 1958 to the late John and Catherine McGrath Morey in Stamford, CT. Brian was raised in Ridgefield, CT.Brian was passionate about his family, his many pets, his garden and his culinary skills. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping and fishing with his brothers and going for...
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Concetta Ciarnella

May 19, 1963 - June 14, 2016

Concetta Ciarnella "Rosanna", 53 years old, of Bridgeport, CT passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Survivors include her brother Pasquale Ciarnella, brother Roberto and wife Lilliana Ciarnella, sister Lina and husband Dominick Mangone, sister Antonella and husband John Rotondo, sister Lucia and husband Rocco Vitale, and sister-in-law Lisa Ciarnella in addition to many nieces,...
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Mary Louise Mikita

June 24, 1941 - May 31, 2016

Mary Louise O'Donnell Mikita, 74, passed away peacefully at home, May 31, 2016, with her loving family by her side. Born June 24, 1941, in Strong Maine, the youngest of nine children of the late William and Elza Takacs O'Donnell. A resident of Connecticut since 1944. Mary was a 1959 graduate of Bridgeport's Bassick High school. After raising her children, she held various factory manufacturing...
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Paul Reynolds

December 21, 1947 - May 30, 2016

Paul Michael Reynolds, 68 of Monroe, CT passed away on May 30, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born in Glen Cove, NY on December 21, 1947 to the late Arthur E. Reynolds Sr. and Jean Donlon Reynolds. Paul is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Beverly Belmont Reynolds, his three loving daughters, Kristen Sasso and husband Brian of Fairfield, Meghan Komaromi and husband Brian...
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Jack Thonie Young

November 24, 1916 - May 30, 2016

Jack Thonie Young, beloved husband and father, age 99 of 4 Brookside Drive, Monroe returned to his heavenly father May 30th, 2016.Jack was born on November 24th 1916 in Niagara Falls, NY to George Franklin Young and Harriet Elizabeth Thonie Young. He attended the Kitchener Public School and the Niagara Falls Collegiate Vocational Institute. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Anne (Skiba)...
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Domenick Fortunato

December 8, 1949 - May 26, 2016

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Dottie K. Ostman

February 23, 1929 - May 17, 2016

Dorothy K. (Krause) Ostman died peacefully with her family by her side in Masonicare on May 17th in Newtown, Connecticut at the age of 87.Dorothy was born on February 23, 1929 in Bridgeport Connecticut to John & Mary (Fuchs) Krause. She is survived by her devoted husband of 66 years, Eric A. Ostman; her loving daughters, Dona Jean Wassell of Monroe, and Diane Zavaglio and her husband Michael...
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Ovilda Grenon

March 11, 1941 - May 15, 2016

Ovilda (Vil) A. Grenon, 75, of Derby died peacefully on May 15, 2016 at Hospice in Branford. Ovilda was born in East Haven, CT., the son of the late Dr. Ovilda A. Grenon and Ruth (Manning) Grenon. He graduated from East Haven High School class of 1960. He gave his service to the US Navy and the Army National Guard, serving as a Medical Specialist. He retired from Olin Corporation and later in...
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Patricia Lynn Sarantos

March 12, 1986 - May 9, 2016

Patricia "Jo Jo" Lynn Sarantos, 30 of Monroe, CT, walked into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on May 9th 2016. Jo Jo was a beautiful, free spirit! She touched everybody that she met and left a fingerprint in their heart. She was the type of person that lit up the room just by walking into it; everybody gravitated towards her. Jo Jo's love for animals brought home many wonderful...
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Mary Ann Kask

October 8, 1930 - May 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son, Monroe, CT.
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Joanne Carlson

December 25, 1935 - May 8, 2016

Joanne N. Carlson, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, joined our Lord in Heaven on Sunday, (Mother's Day), May 8, 2016. She resided at The Hills of Monroe with her husband, Bob. They were married for 61 years, as of March 19, 2016. She had celebrated her 80th birthday on Christmas Day 2015. She was born in New Britain, Connecticut on December 25, 1935 to Fanny Rodin Nelson and Charles A....
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Noreen Condon

August 13, 1946 - May 6, 2016

Noreen Condon, of Monroe CT, passed away peacefully May 6, 2016, in her home. Noreen was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 13, 1946, to the late John and Nora (Fitzgerald) Greany. She was the beloved wife of 47 years to James (Jim) Condon, who passed away in March, 2015. Prior to marriage, Noreen worked at the Federal Reserve Bank in NYC. Upon having children, she worked hard caring for the...
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