Our Obituaries

Sylvia M. Schmitt

March 17, 1923 - May 21, 2017

Sylvia Marie Schmitt passed away peacefully on Sunday May 21, 2017 at the age of 94 in Middlesex Hospital with her family by her side. She was born March 17, 1923 in Meriden CT to William DeGiorno and Ann (Vuolo) DelGiorno. Sylvia graduated from Connecticut Teachers College in New Britian CT and started teaching business subjects, accounting and typing at Laurel Business College.Later shr taught...
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Margaret Mary Dunne

October 20, 1932 - May 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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Irene Rouleau

June 14, 1929 - May 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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Jeannette Clara Cotter

April 11, 1922 - May 15, 2017

Jeannette Clara Cotter (Bonneton) born 95 years ago in Eastern France passed away peacefully at home in Old Lyme CT on May 15, 2017.Jeannette led a very active life which got started when studying for a Baccalaureate in Philosophy in Paris on June 15,1943 she was interrupted by the rapid entrance of the Wehrmacht in the Capital that day. She left Paris within the hour heading homeward East only...
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Richard T. SHERIDAN

December 29, 1920 - May 13, 2017

Richard T (Dick) Sheridan, 96, widower of Ann (Graham) Sheridan of Old Saybrook CT, died peacefully on May 13, 2017 at his home with his daughters by his side. Richard was born Dec. 29, 1920 the son of Andrew T and Regina (Kelly) Sheridan in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended and graduated from St. Thomas Military Academy in St. Paul, MN. and enlisted in the Army Airforce during WWII. He was...
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John J. Horan

February 13, 1934 - May 2, 2017

John J. Horan died peacefully at his home on May 2 from AML. He was born February 13, 1934, in New York, N.Y., to Margaret (Nagengast) and Thomas F. Horan. John is survived by his wife, Trudy; their children, Liza and Gardner; and Gardner's wife, Rachel, and their children, Kallie and Jack. He is survived also by his daughter from a previous marriage, Jeanne Bearden, and her daughters,...
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Evelyne Dall Miller

July 7, 1940 - May 2, 2017

Dr. Evelyne Dall Miller, 76, of Old Saybrook, CT passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2017. Born in Falkirk, Scotland, to James Martin and May Crichton Miller, Evelyne graduated with a medical degree from the University of Glasgow in 1964. In 1972, she immigrated to the United States and continued her medical career, which spanned over fifty years. She retired as a general practitioner from Backus...
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Richard P. Voigt

June 5, 1935 - May 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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Tanya Helen Kuehne

April 28, 2017

Tanya Helen Kuehne, of Westbrook, died on April 28, 2017 in New Haven.She was born on December 16, 1927, in Providence, RI, the daughter of Cyril B. Harcourt and Mary (Christian) Harcourt.Services are private.
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Elizabeth Halsted

August 20, 1952 - April 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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Eric Andrew Drager

February 16, 1964 - April 26, 2017

Eric Andrew "Andy" Drager, 53 passed away on April 24, 2017. He was the son of E. Marjorie (Leedham) and Dr. Lloyd D Drager Jr. of Old Saybrook CT. He was born in Middletown CT on February 16, 1964 and lived in Old Saybrook Ct most of his life. He leaves behind two brothers Llyod Douglas "Doug" and Phillip Daniel "Dan" Drager and predeceased by his brother Richard Roome.Andy...
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Jane S. Griffin

April 23, 1922 - April 24, 2017

Jane S. Griffin (Slattery), age 95, a long-time resident of Old Saybrook, CT, caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on April 24, 2017 after a brief illness with family by her side. She was born April 23, 1922 in Hartford, CT to the late Marshall and Marguerite Slattery.She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur J. Griffin to whom she was married on June 29,...
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Marjorie Pfeffer

April 9, 1946 - April 20, 2017

Marjorie Maguder Pfeffer, beloved sister, aunt, and friend passed into life eternal on April 20, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Theodore and Viola (Barnack) Maguder. Marge was born on April 9, 1946 in New Haven, CT. She graduated from Francis T. Maloney High School in Meriden, CT. in 1964. She received her B.S. degree in Education from...
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Shirley Roscoe

May 10, 1929 - April 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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William R. DAVIS

August 9, 1925 - March 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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William R. DAVIS

August 9, 1925 - March 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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William Steigleder

July 13, 1940 - March 28, 2017

William Steigleder, of Old Saybrook, died on March 28, 2017.He was born on July 13, 1940, in New Haven, the son of Arthur and Emma Steigleder.William was employed at UPS for 22 years. After leaving UPS, he was the owner/manager of the Romora Bay Club, Harbour Island, Bahamas. He was an avid swimmer, runner, and biker. Upon his retirement, he enjoyed living in Marco Island, FL, and restoring...
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Debra McIntyre

October 31, 1953 - March 13, 2017

Debra (Oelschlagel) McIntyre, 63, of Old Saybrook passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 13. Debbie was born in Westbrook, CT to the late Herbert and Kathleen Oelschlagel. After graduating from Westbrook High School, Debbie married her high school sweetheart and they started their journey to live happily ever after. Over their 44 years of marriage they lived in Montana, Virginia...
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Stephen A. Pogonelski

August 26, 1943 - March 10, 2017

Stephen A. Pogonelski of Old Saybrook died on March 10, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in New Haven on August 26,1943 to the late Stephen and May (Orzechowski) Pogonelski. He was the loving husband of Carlene Johnson Pogonelski. He leaves two sons Todd Pogonelski and his wife Christine of Middletown and Chad Pogonelski and his fiancé Emily Randall of...
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Evelyn E. Frolander

April 12, 1930 - March 9, 2017

Overland Park, KS - Evelyn Elizabeth Frolander, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Evelyn was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Born April 12th, 1930 in New London, CT to Leah (LaBrie) Hamilton and Thomas Hamilton, she was the youngest of six children. Evelyn grew up and attended school in New London, where she married Frank J. Perry on April 12th, 1947....
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Shirley June Thayer

October 22, 1924 - March 5, 2017

Our beloved mom and nana, Shirley S. Thayer, 92, of 6 Cook Terrace, died Sunday, March 5, 2017, after a brief illness. She passed in the presence of her son and daughter-in-law at Madison House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter H. Thayer, in 1990.Mrs. Thayer was born in New Haven, CT., October 22, 1924, and lived in Clinton before moving to...
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Louis Brechman

November 2, 1916 - March 1, 2017

Louis Brechman was born in Williamsburg, New York - a grand old neighborhood of Brooklyn - on November 2, 1916. Louis had fond memories of growing up there with his sisters Thelma and Ruth and his parents, Abraham and Ethel. It's where he met his many lifelong friends while still in Junior High. Louis graduated from Brooklyn College, where he studied geology and considered a career as an...
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Mary Ronzo

April 27, 1924 - February 23, 2017

Mary (Tonon) Ronzo, age 92, of Southington, and formerly of Old Saybrook, passed away on February 23, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford, with family by her side. Mary was born on April 27, 1924 to the late Augusta (Fiorot) and John Tonon. She was predeceased by her husband Anthony J. Ronzo and eight brothers and sisters. Mary began her career as a cashier at the Connecticut Light &...
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Grace Blair

July 5, 1930 - February 18, 2017

Grace M. Blair, 86, of Old Saybrook, passed away on February 18, 2017 in Middletown, Connecticut.Grace was born in White Plains, New York to Alan and Grace Abbott Mercer on July 5, 1930. She attended White Plains High School and graduated in 1948. She went on to earn a degree in Education from The State University of New York, New Paltz. She co-owned and operated Stewart's Market in Old Greenwich...
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Gregory D. Sacatos

March 13, 1948 - February 18, 2017

Gregory Dean Sacatos, 68, died February 18, 2017 with his loving family at his side. Despite seven long years of increasing disability and pain from Parkinson's, he retained his dignity and strength. Long after he was supposed to be in a wheelchair or bedridden, Greg careened about the house with only one hand on his walker falling over and over again, but always getting up to propel himself...
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James Muller

March 12, 1923 - February 15, 2017

James Muller of Old Saybrook, died peacefully on February 15, 2017. He was age 93.He joins his wife Claire and son Jimmy in eternal life in Heaven.Jim was a Hartford Firefighter, retiring in 1969.He loved the beach and spent many a day there listing to the Boston Red Sox.Jim leaves his loving family, daughters Patty Tryon and Karen Dunham, and their husbands, Jim Tryon and Richard Dunham; three...
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Lynn M. Healy

July 22, 1944 - February 13, 2017

Lynn M Healy, 72, of Uncas Trail, Old Saybrook passed away unexpectedly Monday, February 13 in Middletown with her son by her side. Born in New Britain, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Frances (Groth) Healy. Ms. Healy was a graduate of Old Saybrook, High School. She was later employed at Malloy's Five and Dime and Red Rocket Merchandising until retiring. She was an avid quilter...
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Evelyn B. Sokolowski

June 9, 1924 - February 12, 2017

Evelyn Budney Sokolowski, 92, of Ivoryton, and formerly of Old Saybrook, passed sway at Connecticut Hospice in Branford on Sunday, February 12th, with her daughter Trudy holding her hand. She was born on June 9, 1924, in Ivoryton, the daughter of Lillian and Louis Budney. She leaves behind her daughter Trudy Sokolowski-Holliday of Killingworth; the joys of her life, grandsons Aaron Holliday of...
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Barbara W. Johnston

September 22, 1924 - February 10, 2017

Barbara W. Johnston 92, died peacefully at home with her family by herside in her daughter's home in Medway, Massachusetts on February 10,2017. Barbara was predeceased by her beloved husband, Jesse E. G.Johnston Sr. She was born in Ivoryton, CT, on September 22, 1924 toGrace B. Way and Henry M. L. Way. Barbara was a native of OldSaybrook, CT and graduated from Old Saybrook High School class...
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Joanne Therese Garvey

May 28, 1930 - February 9, 2017

Joanne Therese Garvey, née Tanguay, 86, of Old Saybrook, CT, passed away February 9, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Joanne enjoyed her last days looking out over Long Island Sound with family and friends by her side. Joanne was born in Springfield, MA, to Armand and Agnes (née Barry) Tanguay, and graduated from Cathedral High School. Joanne is predeceased by her husband,...
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Eileen Ann Zitnik

October 16, 1933 - February 8, 2017

Eileen Ann Zitnik, widow of James Zitnik, Jr., age 83 of Old Saybrook, CT passed away unexpectedly on February 8, 2017. Eileen was born October 16, 1933 in Chicago, IL to the late John Borsuk and Ann Bachar. Previously residing in Chicago and San Diego, CA, Eileen and James made their home in Old Saybrook, CT in 1958. She was a devoted wife and mother who cherished time with her family. After...
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Paula Burns Palmieri

July 7, 1960 - February 7, 2017

"A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again."- Maya AngelouPaula Burns Palmieri, of Pennywise Lane in Old Saybrook passed away on February 7, 2017, at her home surrounded by her beloved children and husband.She was born on July 7, 1960, in Haverhill, MA, the daughter of John F. and Blanche (Dacey) Burns.Paula lived a life of...
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Elaine G. Barbadoro

February 20, 1930 - February 2, 2017

Elaine Barbadoro, a longtime resident of Old Saybrook, CT passed away at Aaron Manor in Chester, CT on February 2, 2017. Born February 20, 1930 in Meriden, CT she is predeceased by her husband Nelson Barbadoro and daughter Sandra Barbadoro. She is survived by daughters Laura Daniels of Westbrook, CT, Diane Peterson of Fort Myers, FL, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was a devoted...
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Margaret M. Bennett

January 25, 1917 - January 30, 2017

Margaret M. Bennett, 100 years old, passed away peacefully at home on 01/30/17 after a long illness with family by her side. Margaret was born on 01/25/1917 in Hartford, Connecticut. Margaret was employed by Pratt and Whitney, retiring in 1985. She was a parishioner at St. Johns Catholic Church in Old Saybrook. Margaret will be remembered for assisting in starting the Old Saybrook Senior Meal...
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Elizabeth Horn

November 20, 1919 - January 28, 2017

Elizabeth (Lee) Horn passed away peacefully in New London on January 28, 2017. She was predeceased by her loving husband Alfred Horn, her son Kenneth Horn and her brother Joseph Pecht. She is survived by her daughter Jean Horn Caron and son-in-law Richard Caron. She was blessed with 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Elizabeth was born in Bruckenau Hungary on...
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Edward Rawson Godfrey

November 15, 1932 - January 27, 2017

Edward Rawson Godfrey, III, of Chester, died peacefully at his home in Chester Village on January 27, 2017. He was the widow of Joanne Meehan Godfrey. They were married for 32 years until she lost her courageous battle with ALS on January 5, 2016. He was born on November 15, 1932, in New York, NY, the son of Edward Rawson Godfrey, Jr., and Gladys Cowdrey Godfrey. Edward grew up in West Hartford...
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Carol L. Fowler

January 17, 1948 - January 23, 2017

Carol L. Fowler Age 69, of Ivoryton, CT., wife of David Fowler, passed away on Monday, January 23 at Aaron Manor in Chester after a long illness. She was born on January 17, 1948 in Lowell, MA to Douglas and Esther Hanson. She graduated from Central Connecticut State College in 1968 with a B.A. and later, an M.A. in Education, and was employed by the Old Lyme Public Schools as a teacher for 39...
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Daniel Adanti

June 3, 1930 - January 19, 2017

Daniel "Sonny" Adanti Jr., 86, a lifelong resident of Old Saybrook passed away surrounded by loved ones on January 19, 2017. Daniel was born on June 3, 1930 to the late Daniel and Marion (Beidrzycki) Adanti, Sr. He was employed as an assistant manager of Finast Supermarket for 48 years and was a proud Veteran firefighter, after serving over 30 years to the Old Saybrook Fire Department....
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Jeanne T. Desmond

April 14, 1931 - January 18, 2017

Jeanne (Hackett) Desmond, 86, wife of the late William Desmond of Old Saybrook, CT. passed on January 18, 2017.Jeanne was a graduate of LaSalle College, and a longtime resident of Old Saybrook, CT.She was an involved member and parishioner of St. John's Catholic Church. Jeanne worked as a real estate agent and was also involved in the banking community in Old Saybrook.She enjoyed the theatre,...
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Chanh Souriyamath

October 10, 1940 - January 18, 2017

Chanh Souriyamath, 76, of Old Saybrook died on January 18th, at her home. She was born on October 10, 1940 in Laos, the daughter of Thidhueme and Oune Ounheune.She was an excellent elementary school teacher in Laos. She also worked at Norelco and The Lee Company in CT. She was a devoted mother who was talented in knitting and sewing.She is survived by her husband, Bounthanh and seven children:...
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John Joseph DeSimone

December 10, 1920 - January 18, 2017

John J. DeSimone, of Old Saybrook, died on January 18, 2017. He was born on December 10, 1920, in New Britain, the son of Salvatore and Susan DeSimone. Mr. DeSimone was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. He was a purple heart recipient. He was employed for 40 years with the New York-New Haven-Hartford Railroad/Conrail. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing, and spending time...
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Rita Pratt

January 17, 1930 - January 5, 2017

Rita Beatrice (Englander) Pratt, of Old Saybrook, the widow of the late Kenneth Pratt, died on January 5, 2017 at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford after a long illness. She was born in Bridgeport in 1930, the daughter of the late Isadore and Helen Blum Englander and lived most of her life in Norwalk, graduating from Norwalk High in 1948. In Norwalk she enjoyed family, friends and boating....
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William R. Davidson

April 30, 1992 - January 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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Frances Marguerite Ferraguto

January 17, 1922 - December 20, 2016

Frances M. Ferraguto, "Fran,", 94, a devoted wife and mother, passed away December 20, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia surrounded by loving family members. Fran Ferraguto was born in Middletown, CT, and settled in Westbrook, CT in 1970. Fran was preceded in death by her husband, Michael J. Ferraguto, as well as her sister Regina Geary and brother Patrick Green. She is survived by her...
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Kathleen E. O'Donnell

September 20, 1929 - December 17, 2016

Kathleen E. Hannah O'Donnell aka THE DICKENS, Having a love of the four seasons and music the "Queen of Green" peacefully departed during the first seasonal snowfall on December 17 at 3:17pm in her treasured home while surrounded by family and listening to a song very dear, When Irish Eyes are Smiling.Her life afforded her many great pleasures. She was born in Gowanda, NY on...
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Sandra S. Johnson

December 2, 1926 - December 12, 2016

Sandra S. Johnson of Hadlyme peacefully took the Lord's hand on December 12, 2016, surrounded by friends and family. The eldest child of Stewart A. and Bertha (Parker) Sherburne, Sandra was born in Woburn, Mass., December 2, 1926.Following graduation from Woburn High School in 1944, Sandra modeled in Boston while attending the Katharine Gibbs school where she learned the secretarial and...
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Gloria F. Cahill

January 17, 1926 - November 30, 2016

Gloria Fitzgerald Cahill, 90, passed peacefully after a brief illness at Middlesex Hospital Wednesday evening.She was born in Middletown January 17, 1926 where she lived until her marriage to Wallace C. Cahill in 1948 at St. Francis Church in Middletown. They resided in Old Saybrook where they had met on Gloria's summer visits to Cornfield Point. They spent their later winters in Naples,...
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Marguerite McGrath

February 22, 1938 - November 29, 2016

Marguerite "Peggy" McGrath, 78, wife of Dennis A McGrath of Old Saybrook CT, passed away November 29, 2016 at Yale NH Hospital after a brief battle with cancer with her family by her side. Marguerite was born on February 22, 1938, in West Virginia to the late Bernard and Wilma (Baker) Clark. She was employed by Pratt & Whitney of Middletown CT as a welder. Marguerite and Dennis made their...
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Angelika D. Cote

April 30, 1978 - November 28, 2016

Angelika "Dori" Cote, 38, was born on April 30, 1978 in Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada and passed away too young on November 28, 2016 in Westbrook, Connecticut. Angelika studied at Vanguard University of Southern California with a major in communications and a minor in theater. She spent several years in Santa Barbara supporting her grandmother while working at Magellan's travel supply store....
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Gloria Tigano

April 27, 1924 - November 18, 2016

Gloria (Hintz) Tigano, 92, cherished mother and adored grandmother, passed away peacefully Friday, November 18, 2016. Gloria was born April 27, 1924 in Detroit, MI, to Wanda (Snarski) and Joseph Hintz. She grew up surrounded by an extended family filled with musicians, artists, writers and scholars, and lived what she often described as a vibrant "You Can't Take It With You"childhood. She...
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John M. Perkins

January 27, 1926 - November 18, 2016

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Rose M. Rudd

December 9, 1916 - November 10, 2016

Rose Solari Rudd, age 99, widower of William B. "Bucky" Rudd passed away at home on November 10, 2016. Rose was born on December 9, 1916 in Ivoryton CT to her late parents Guiseppe & Maria (Rolleri) Solari. Rose, her parents and three late brothers, John J. Solari, Paul V. Solari and Frank J. Solari resided on River Street in Old Saybrook for most of their lives. Their homes were surrounded...
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Edward H. Colton

August 13, 1926 - November 10, 2016

Edward "Ted" Hooker Colton, 90, died peacefully among loved ones in hospice care at The Saybrook at Haddam on Thursday, November 10. Ted was the loving husband of Merna Sibley Colton, whom he married on September 14, 1949. Son of the late George William and Ruah Hollister (Fenn) Colton, Ted was born on August 13, 1926 in New Haven, CT. Ted grew up with his parents and brothers in Woodbridge, CT...
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Maddalena Dibattista

September 24, 1928 - November 8, 2016

Maddalena DiBattista, 88 of Gravina in Puglia, Italy entered into eternal rest on November 8, 2016, at her home in Chester, CT.Lena, beloved wife of predeceased husband, Joseph DiBattista, is survived by her six children and their spouses; Bob & Dotty DiBattista, Angela & Davis Caplan, Ralph & Rosa DiBattista, Marilena & Sandy Vaccaro, Franco & Caryn DiBattista, Juliana &...
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Helen Gilbert

December 14, 1930 - November 5, 2016

Helen O'Brien Gilbert, of Old Saybrook, the widow of Frederick H. Gilbert, Jr., died on November 5, 2016.She was born on December 14, 1930, in Old Saybrook, the daughter of John and Isabelle (Spencer) O'Brien.Mrs. Gilbert was an operator supervisor, retired from SNET. She was an active member of St. John Church and Ladies Guild. She was an avid Red Sox fan. She cherished spending time...
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Carl Francis Pelott

July 3, 1938 - October 23, 2016

Carl Francis Pelott, of Old Saybrook, passed away suddenly on October 23, 2016. He was born on July 3, 1938 in Holyoke, the son of Owen and Lea Pelott,He served in the United States Army. He was a Senior Systems Analyst at Hartford National Bank. Mr. Pelott was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed travelling. Mr. Pelott is survived by his wife Suzanne; children Tony Pelott of Old...
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Clayton R. Palmer

June 14, 1961 - October 19, 2016

Clayton Robert Palmer, 55, of Old Saybrook, CT lost his life on October 19, 2016 after a long battle with a genetic lung condition. He was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his passing. Clayton was born on June 14, 1961, and graduated from Lyme-Old Lyme High school. After earning his business degree from the University of Connecticut, Clayton started his first job in banking at the...
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Stephen H. Pratt

September 6, 1958 - October 15, 2016

Stephen H. Pratt, 58 of Plainfield, beloved husband to Diane (Scaplen) Pratt passed away Saturday, October 15 surrounded in love by family and friends. He was born September 6, 1958 in New Haven, son of Sandra (Vosburgh) Leipold and Hayden Pratt. He graduated from Xavier High School and earned a bachelor's degree in English from Assumption College in Massachusetts.Steve was employed by...
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Gloria Florence DeLuca

July 22, 1931 - October 15, 2016

Gloria Florence DeLuca, of Old Saybrook, died on October 15, 2016, in Madison. She was born on July 22, 1931, the daughter of Domenic Ferrucci and Helen Sullivan Ferrucci. She was the widow of Vincent DeLuca. Mrs. DeLuca was formerly employed at Uniroyal in Naugatuck. Mrs. DeLuca is survived by her children, Diane DeLuca of Old Saybrook, Karen DeLuca Barry and her husband Thomas of Southington,...
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Joanne H. Izumi

October 29, 1931 - October 13, 2016

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Shirley V. Demino

December 26, 1936 - October 13, 2016

Shirley Viola Demino,79, passed away at YNHH after a long illness. She was born on 12/26/1936 in Bridgeport, CT. to Paula Voight Kling and Phillip Kling. She married the man of her dreams, Angelo Samuel Demino, on 5/12/56 and was his beloved wife and constant companion of 61 years.She was sister to Phyllis Camarro and Lucille Walkinshaw, aunt to Bernard and Christy Camarro and sister-in-law to...
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Bette M. Simoni

July 16, 1940 - October 11, 2016

Bette(Root)Simoni,76 of Old Saybrook , CT; wife of John D. Simoni, passed away Oct. 11,2016 at Middlesex Hospital after a long battle with cancer with her family by her side.Bette was born July 16,1940 in West Cornwall, to the late Harry and Lena Mae(Gesick)Root, previously residing in Chester, CT before settling in Old Saybrook. Bette was a devoted wife and mother who cherished time spent with...
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Beverly R. Musgrove

November 24, 1933 - October 9, 2016

Beverly Musgrove, a deeply cherished, courageous mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away Sunday, October 9th at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT after a long, private and brave battle with cancer. She was 82 years old.Raised in Springfield, MA by Marshall and Helen Roy, Bev enjoyed singing and dancing with her sisters Shirley Lamarche and Karen Tongue. Music filled her...
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Franklyn Charles Bennett

November 14, 1947 - October 9, 2016

Franklyn C. Bennett, age 68, husband of Susan M. Bennett, father of Franklyn C. Bennett, Jr., and longtime resident of Westbrook, CT, passed away after a long illness on October 9, 2016.In lieu of flowers may be made in his honor to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.
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Ernest H. Edgerly

January 2, 1937 - September 28, 2016

Ernest (Ernie) H. Edgerly, 79, of Old Lyme, CT passed away at home on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 after a brief illness. His wife and children were by his side.He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Narda Edgerly, son David Edgerly (wife Dora Edgerly) of Derby, CT, daughter Debora Edgerly of Rockville, MD, daughter Susan O'Shea and grandchildren Nicholas and Shannon O'Shea of...
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Helen Pour

September 5, 1923 - September 19, 2016

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Donald Lee Kerr

December 23, 1927 - September 18, 2016

Donald L. Kerr, 88, of Groton, CT (formerly of Old Saybrook and Westbrook), died unexpectedly in his home on Sunday September 18, 2016. He is survived by his son Ben, daughter-in-law Amy, his daughter Stephanie and her husband Roger, and his daughter Jennifer. Don, also known as "The New England Gardener", from his book of the same title, retired in 1991 from the Old Saybrook Public...
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Holbrook Bruce

March 25, 1924 - September 18, 2016

Bruce Holbrook left the living on Sunday September the 18th at his home peacefully. Bruce lived a long and productive life in his 93 years on this earth and was the last of 6 siblings. Bruce was born at home in 1924 at a house on Boston Post Rd near Christies diner in Westbrook Ct. He was a life long resident of Westbrook as were three generations before him. He did leave the family business of...
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Elizabeth Moore

June 30, 1920 - September 13, 2016

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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Mary Walsh

November 24, 1927 - September 9, 2016

Mary Walsh, of Old Saybrook, died on September 9, 2016.She was born on November 24, 1927, in Yonkers, New York, the daughter of Lawrence and Mary (Walder) Shea.She was the widow of Robert Walsh.Mrs. Walsh is survived by daughters Judy W. Geary and her husband, John Geary, of Duxbury, MA, and Moira J. Walsh of Old Saybrook, CT; grandchildren: MaryKate Geary of Rocky Hill, CT, Jennifer Geary of...
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Margaret S. McMullin

February 1, 1935 - August 28, 2016

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Anne M. Rybczyk

October 2, 1941 - August 28, 2016

Anne Marie (Hobin) Rybczyk died Sunday, August 28, 2016 after a courageous battle with leukemia. She was born in Framingham MA on October 2, 1941, daughter of the late Thomas E. and Julia (Branagan) Hobin. She grew up in Manchester CT, and was a 1959 graduate of Manchester High School. Anne was proud to be a paralegal secretary for law firms in Manchester, Cheshire, and Hartford. She lived...
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Laurie Renee Auger

November 2, 1973 - August 27, 2016

Laurie Auger, 42 of Clinton CT, passed away suddenly August 27 in her home. She left behind a devoted, loving husband and best friend, Jason Auger and three loving children: Brian 23, Amanda 19, and Matthew 12. She was a proud mother who raised wonderful children. She was born November 2, 1973, to the late Pamela Petruzzelo and Lawrence Lindbom. She will be greatly missed by her loving in-laws...
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Rachel Lee Hudson

April 16, 1976 - August 21, 2016

Rachel Lee Hudson died peacefully in her home on August 21, 2016. Rachel leaves behind her mother and stepfather Lea and Tom Finnie and her father and stepmother Michael and Robin Momparler. Rachel was a loving sister to Lauren and Chris Finnie, Miriam Momparler, sister in law Catherine Finnie, niece Charlotte Finnie and step siblings Brian Mulhall and Jessica Mulhall. Rachel leaves behind her...
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Robert Edward Sepanik

December 18, 1937 - August 21, 2016

Robert Edward Sepanik, age 78, of Westbrook, CT and Sebastian, FL passed away peacefully on August 21, 2016. His loving wife and two children were by his side.Robert was born and raised in Meriden, CT, son of Edward and Helen Sepanik (Kingsford), He served 3 years in the U.S. Army at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC from 1957-1960. Bob graduated from Southern Connecticut State University...
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Dilip V. Patel

November 24, 1945 - August 20, 2016

Dilip V. Patel, 70, of East Lyme, CT passed away suddenly but peacefully from ALS on August 20th, 2016.Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 at Swan Funeral Home in Old Saybrook, CT.Dilip was born in India to the late Vithalbhai and Sushilaben in Novemeber 1945. He married Daksha Patel in June 1978 in India. He worked as an electrical engineer for various companies...
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Michael John McNivens

May 31, 1962 - August 19, 2016

Michael J. McNivens (Micky), 54, of Chester, CT passed away August 19, 2016 after a long illness. He was born in Fort Dix, Browns Mills, NJ, the son of Elisabeth (Muellins) McNivens Ernst and the late James J. McNivens. He was a graduate of Old Saybrook High School class of 1980. He was also a Veteran of the US Air Force having been stationed in England. He worked as a pipe fitter/plumber for...
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Edwin Roscoe

January 29, 1927 - August 16, 2016

Edwin Albert Roscoe, born in Torrington, Connecticut on January 29th, 1927 passed on August 16th, 2016. He was a corporal in World War II, graduated from University of Connecticut Law School and served the State of Connecticut as an attorney. He is survived by: his wife of 56 years, Shirley, his four children: Sara, Johanna, Christopher and Jared, and by his five granddaughters. Among his many...
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Shirley Haeckel

November 15, 1957 - August 16, 2016

Shirley Corning Haeckel, of Halfpenny Lane Old Saybrook, dies Tuesday August 16, 2016, surrounded by her family and friends. She is the wife Thomas E. Haeckel. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland on November 15, 1957. Daughter of Pearl Kogut of Old Saybrook and the late James Taplin. Shirley was the owner of the Highliner II Cafe in Westbrook since 2008 and formally worked at the Cherrystone...
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Mahendrabhai Champaklal Vimawala

September 15, 1936 - August 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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Dorothea Ann Doyle

March 27, 1924 - August 10, 2016

Dorothea ("Dottie") A. Doyle, 92, of Old Saybrook, CT, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon surrounded by her family. Dorothea was the daughter of John and Ann Hartnett, and baby sister to Helen Dunlap, Ed Hartnett, Jim Hartnett, and John Hartnett, all deceased. Dorothea had a long and loving marriage with the late Thomas J. Doyle, and is survived by her son Jeffrey Doyle, her two...
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Wilma Holbrook

August 6, 1929 - August 10, 2016

Wilma R. Holbrook, Born on August 6, 1929. Wilma grew up in Port Chester, New York. She attended University of Connecticut and attained a degree in psychology. Soon after she traveled the east coast and beyond with her first husband Tom delivering boats for customers to various destinations. Wilma spent a few years living in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia also working as a social worker...
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Lilliane Roy

June 6, 1939 - August 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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Patrick Tigano

March 11, 1927 - July 27, 2016

Patrick Natale Tigano, devoted husband, cherished father, adored grandfather and beloved brother, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 27, 2016 after a lengthy illness.Patrick was born March 11, 1927 in Port Chester, NY to Mae (Moroney) and Anthony Tigano. He lived and attended school in Rye, New York, graduating from Rye High School in 1944 before enlisting in the US Marine Corps. Patrick...
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John Joseph LaVoie

May 11, 1956 - July 26, 2016

John Joseph LaVoie, of Lyme formerly of Litchfield, died on July 26, 2016.He was born on May 11, 1956, in Waterbury, the son of Raymond Flormond LaVoie and Ann Mary Cheervoniak LaVoie.John was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the United States Air Force.John is survived by his wife Noreen and two adopted children Gabriel and Monique LaVoie, brother Raymond LaVoie and sister Caroline...
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Donald W. Guptill

July 18, 1950 - July 20, 2016

Donald W. Guptill, of Old Saybrook, died on July 20, 2016 in Middletown. He was born on July 18, 1950, in Middletown, the son of Page Guptill, II, and Kathleen Griffin Guptill. Donald was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving two tours as a Corporal with the United States Marines. He was a member of the Elks and former charter member of the Essex Corinthian Yacht Club. Don was a prominent...
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Randal L. Hale

August 31, 1945 - July 20, 2016

Randal Lewis Hale Jr., of Haddam, passed away Wednesday July 20th at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a brief illness.Randy grew up in Essex where he lived a storybook life on the water. After graduating from Valley Regional High School Randy moved to Baltimore where he met and married Elizabeth Supik Hale, his wife and best friend for more than 50 years. Randy was a brilliant man who could do...
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Nell Catherine Bergomi

March 18, 1916 - July 18, 2016

Nell (Herpst) Bergomi, 100, widow of Louis Bergomi of Westbrook, passed away on July 18, 2016. She was born on March 18, 1916 in New Britain, CT. She and her husband owned and operated Bergomi Auto Body in New Britain from 1946 through 1972. She is survived by her daughter, Christine Gionta of Bristol; her grandchildren, Michael (Tracey) Gionta of East Haddam, Marc (Cheryll) Gionta of Bristol,...
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Robert Edward Anderson

March 7, 1941 - July 9, 2016

Robert E. Anderson, 75, beloved husband of Mary Jane (Ficaro) for just short of 55 years, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, July 9th. Son of the late Andrew and Agnes Anderson, Bob was a lifelong resident of Old Saybrook and a cherished brother, dad, grand dad, Poppi, uncle, brother- in- law and friend. He was predeceased by Paul and Mary Ficaro. Bob grew up in Knollwood, pitched for...
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Matthew Paul D'Orio

July 26, 1995 - July 3, 2016

Matthew Paul D'Orio 20 of Westbrook passed away tragically on July 3, 2016. To anyone who knew Matthew he was the kindest soul anyone could of known. Matthew had a true love for life and lived life to the fullest everyday. He was a kind vibrant man with the most contagious smile and could always bring a smile to anyone's face. Matthew was a 2013 Graduate of Westbrook High School. He...
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Loretta O. Gambini

June 12, 1927 - July 2, 2016

Loretta Occhionero Gambini, 89, of Deep River, passed away in her sleep surrounded by her family July 2, 2016. Beloved wife of Joseph A. "Toot" Gambini. She was born in New London, CT on June 12, 1927 to the late Nicola and Lucia (Donotello) Occhionero. Loretta loved to knit, crotchet, cook, garden, travel, and spending time with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great...
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Dorothy D. Gifford

June 17, 1927 - June 22, 2016

Dorothy Duncan Gifford, 89, a lifelong resident of Old Saybrook, passed away peacefully at home on June 22, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy (Young) Duncan. She was predeceased by her brother Robert W. Duncan Sr., her sister, Jeanne (Duncan) McMillan and her great-grandson, Tyler Christian Boles.She attended UConn,worked for many years for SNET and was a member of Grace...
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Midge Cook

October 12, 1929 - June 20, 2016

Mildred Jeanne "Midge" Cook passed away in New Haven, CT on Monday, June 20th 2016 after a short illness. She was 86. Midge loved to read, and sing, and knit, and travel the world, and watch movies. She loved her family and doted on them. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald E. Cook, M.D., who died in 1992, and is survived by her children Clay Cook of Park City, Utah, Elizabeth Cook of Old...
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Alexandra A. Bongiovanni

January 25, 1986 - June 19, 2016

Alexandra A. Bongiovanni, age 30 died unexpectedly Sunday June 19th, 2016. Alex was born in Middletown Ct. January 25. 1986. She is survived by her parents Nicole Bongiovanni and Dennis Bongiovanni of Madison, Ct. and Westbrook, Ct., her brother Staff Sergeant Stephan Bongiovanni USAF at Mildenhall RAF Suffolk, England and her sister Sarah Nicole Fisk of Los Angeles. She is also survived by...
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Edward T. Stave

March 16, 1944 - June 6, 2016

Edward T. Stave, 72, husband of 52 years to Joan M. Stave, of Old Saybrook, CT passed away after a long illness on Monday, June 6, 2016 at Gladeview Healthcare Center with family by his side. Edward was born March 16, 1944 in New Haven to the late Edward and Edna Stave. He grew up in Hamden, settled in Wallingford for 42 years, and later moved to Old Saybrook. He attended and graduated from...
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Catherine Neill

February 3, 1923 - June 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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Rafaella Corvo

August 31, 1914 - June 1, 2016

Rafaella (Lena) Corvo passed away peacefully at the beautiful age of 101 on June 1, 2016. She was born on Front Street and remained a Hartford resident the first 60 years of her life. She and her husband Jim (who pre- deceased her) moved to Old Saybrook in 1974. She embraced her life on the shoreline; became involved in many activities and was a communicant of St. John's Church. She is...
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Stephen Edward Sokolowski

September 1, 1928 - June 1, 2016

Stephen Edward Sokolowski, of Ivoryton died on June 1, 2016, in Branford, with his daughter Trudy and Bill Banning by his side.He was born on September 1, 1928, in Deep River, the son of Adolph and Emily Sokolowski.He leaves his wife of 65 years, Evelyn Budney Sokolowski, they met at Essex Bowling; his daughter Trudy Sokolowski-Holliday, also of Ivoryton; two grandsons who he adored, Aaron...
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Andrew Naples

April 27, 1956 - May 31, 2016

Andrew Naples, of Old Saybrook, died suddenly on May 31, 2016, in New Haven. He was born on April 27, 1956, in Middletown, the son of Rosemary Naples of Old Saybrook, and the late Arnold Naples. Andrew attended Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. He was a machine operator at Silgan Plastics in Deep River for 29 years. He was also a hairdresser and a CNA. He enjoyed travelling to...
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Florence G. Davidson

May 16, 1922 - May 4, 2016

Florence (Capuano) Davidson, 93, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Masonicare in Wallingford, CT. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Anna (DeVito) Capuano. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, William W. Davidson and brothers Patsy Capuano and Ralph Capuano. Florence spent most of her life in Torrington, CT. She was born in Waterbury, CT on May 16, 1922. She was a...
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