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Alice loved spending time with her family and friends. She was very loved by all of her family but especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren and a lot of great memories were made with them.
Her sense of humor was contagious. She was a ray of sunshine to so many people, not just her family. She loved going out dancing with her husband in their younger years. She will be greatly missed by many. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 20, from 8: Burial will follow at the family plot in St.
She retired after 36 years of service. She also was an avid lover of Sunflowers and enjoyed birdwatching. She loved swimming, reading and baking with her granddaughter, who was the light of her life.
She will be remembered for her honesty, generosity, strength and compassion. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her beloved son, Chase Guarino of Higganum. Pius X Church on Westfield St. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Lina was predeceased by husband Sebastiano Barilla Giuliano and 7 siblings. She was the proud Nonna to 5 grandchildren their spouses and 5 great grandchildren and also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends.
Lina was also a member of many civic and religious organizations. Lina, husband and son immigrated to the United States in December They will also fondly remember her many surprises. Lina loved her family immensely and they will miss her just as much, including her wonderful cooking and being threatened with wooden spoons when they misbehaved.
The family finds consolation knowing she is now reunited with her beloved husband and her grand dog, Tonka. The family would like to sincerely thank Waters Edge and Middlesex Hospital and Hospice staff for their wonderful care throughout her later years. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you instead donate to Middlesex Hospital Hospice, the American Heart Association or an organization of your choice that supports immigrants and their rights.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at 10 a. Burial will be private in St. Maureen had been a lifelong resident of Middletown and a graduate of Mercy High School. Besides her husband, she is survived by her loving family two daughters Emily Saraka and Katie Saraka, both of Middletown, a brother, Joe Sheehan of North Carolina, a sister Patricia Cann of Middletown also several nieces and nephews. Middletown followed by a mass of Christian Burial in St. B urial will be in the family plot in St.
Raymond Lawrence Grace, Jr. Born September 12, , in Middletown, he was the son of the late Raymond L. Grace and Mary Catherine Grace. He was a member of the American Legion and V. He is remembered for assigning lots of homework! Ray and his wife Marie traveled extensively during their retirement, often bringing home unique gifts and keepsakes for their family. Burial will be private at the request of his family.
Vincent De Paul Place, P. Box , Middletown, CT He was referred to as the Mayor of Middletown. He was also a lifelong member of St. James is survived by his loving family: The funeral will be held on Monday at 9 a.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Middletown with full military honors. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 5 until 7 p. Peter had been a resident of Middletown most of his life and was the owner of Rosa Construction Co. He was also a member of St.
Sebastian Church at 10 am. Born on June 27, in Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Frank J. Anna had been a life long resident of Middlefield and a member of St. Anna was a retired school bus driver for District 13 for many years. She is survived by her loving family; a daughter Susan Borsoi of Middlefield, two sons Michael Sambor and Scott Sambor, both of Middlefield, and seven grand children, one great grandchild, as well as several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday, December 27, at 10 am in St. There will be no calling hours. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Box 50, Memphis, TN Patterson, who was born on August 15, , died on July 7, Patterson was in the Army from through He was retired from Omega Engineering of Stamford.
Interment will be on Wednesday, December 14, at 1: She had been a resident of New Britain prior to moving to Middletown many years ago. She was also a member of St. Trudy is survived by her loving family: Sebastian Church at 12pm.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5 to 7pm. He is predeceased by his sister Rosa. Joe has worked his entire career at Aetna. He has volunteered countless hours as a beloved coach to several of the Cromwell soccer teams and to the Cromwell Outboard Association.
The funeral will be held on Monday at 9 A. Sebastian Church at 10 A. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday evening from P. Carmelo Ernesto Zimmitti of Middletown passed away on October 13, with his loving family by his side after a brief illness. Carmelo was born on June 17, in Melilli Sicily. He was the son of Adelaide Amandorla and Salvatore R. He is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years Alfia Effie Marino Zimmitti.
He was pre-deceased by nephew David Catalano. Zimmitti was a member of St. In his younger years Carmelo enjoyed soccer, running, bowling and car racing. Upon retirement, Carmelo became an avid gardener and also enjoyed summer car trips to Atlantic City, New Jersey with his wife Effie. Carmelo was extremely proud of his Sicilian heritage and instilled these values in his loving family.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 5: Those who wish may make memorial donations to St. June was a devoted wife and mother. June is survived by her children and their spouses: A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. McDonough, died Sunday at Middlesex Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
She moved to Middletown as a child and lived there for over eighty years. John Church and graduated from St. John School and Middletown High. Adele worked for the Southern New England Telephone Company for over thirty-eight years and later came out of retirement to work at Middlesex Mutual Assurance.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother James Daley and by her longtime companion Michael Murray. Adele lived life to the fullest and enjoyed dancing and the occasional Manhattan. The real joy of her life in her later years was her two granddaughters, Caitlyn and Kara, and most recently, her great grandson, Bennett James Haladyna. A special thanks to all the staff at Apple Rehab in Middletown for all their assistance over the last two and one half years.
The funeral will be held on Thursday, 9: Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from p. John Louis Annino Jr. He cherished the times spent with his family and friends at Chapman Beach. He was a man of great faith and a lifelong parishioner of St. He will be remembered for the compassion he showed to all animals.
He was a devoted father and uncle and is survived by his daughter Sandra M. Germain, a close friend. The funeral will be held on Friday at Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening from pm. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all of the remarkable staff at the Middlesex Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care for their compassion and skillful care.
Ted lived in Portland for 32 years before moving to Melbourne, FL 16 years ago. He was a veteran serving in the U. Army and retired from Wesleyan University as a carpenter. Ted was a member of St. Ted and Josephine did everything together and for each other and she was his best friend. As a carpenter he was a perfectionist working on projects, he enjoyed being outside, and he also loved cars.
He was predeceased by his siblings Carmelo, Frances, and Carmelo. Stubbings, 81, of Barbara Road, wife of the late Burton D. Stubbings, died Wednesday at the Middlesex Hospital. She was a graduate of Mt. Anita was the owner of the former Forest City Cleaners in Middletown for 35 years. Anita is survived by her loving family; a son Daniel B. Stubbings of Colchester, Neva J.
Stubbings of Middletown, and Nora J. She was born on August 7, She will be dearly missed by all. She retired in after a long career at Middlesex Hospital and enjoyed retirement in Arizona and Florida. He ran his own landscaping business for many. He was athletic and enjoyed playing basketball and rugby.
He enjoyed spending his days at the Haddam Meadows on his jet-ski, working outside, skiing. He will always be remembered for his laugh and big smile. He is proceeded in death by his father Gerald J.
He will also be missed by many friends. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 21 st at 10am in St. The Coughlin-Lastrina Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Heller and Thelma Wertz Heller. Army where he proudly served his country. He was based in Germany during the cold war period where he learned the language and culture of his ancestors.
With his tour complete, he moved to Manchester CT. Dave is survived by Marilyn R. He is also survived by two lovely daughters. Heller-Murray and son-in-law John K. Helm and son-in-law Arron E. Helm of Raleigh, NC. Every time he left them, he looked forward to seeing them again.
His brother-in-law Norman Gerhart preceded him in death. Dave enjoyed hearing about the families and activities of his out of state nieces, Debbie, Patti, Susie and Jenny. Dave was a quiet, reserved man, but surprisingly outgoing when you knew him. His hobbies were collecting coins, baseball cards and stamps. He was an avid Civil War and World History student all his life.
His family would like to thank the Athena Hospice team and Wadsworth Glen for their care and support of Dave. He was appreciative of all who cared for him at WG. A private memorial service will be held by his family in Allentown, PA where internment will be with his family members.
Dave will be missed dearly. Dave was a supporter of several Veterans Organizations, if inclined, make a memorial contribution to Adopt a Platoon, Disabled American Vets etc. Antonino had been a resident of Middletown most of his life. The funeral will be held on Tuesday at 8: Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday morning from 8: Middletown followed by a mass of Christian burial in St.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimers Association Dixwell Ave. Suite Hamden, Ct. She had been a resident of Middletown most of her life and a member of St. Letizia is survived by several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 10am in St. The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 10am at St. Geoff was predeceased by his mother, Elaine, and his cousin, Bob Piser.
There will be no calling hours and services will be private. Tina came to the United States when she was 15 years old, where her family settled in Middletown and she then graduated from Middletown High School.
As the business grew in success, Tina and her company moved to Florida. In , she retired and sold her business. After her retirement, she met her long-time companion, Donald Davis and his loving family. While known for her success in the world of business, Tina was also known for her passion for travel, gardening, cooking, and knitting and crocheting. She was pre-deceased by her brother, Mario DeMelis.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday evening from pm. Mary mourn the death of their brother Fr. Quinn, son of Arthur A. Mary Academy, Colon, Panama ; St. Arthur entered the Capuchin Franciscan Friars at St. For the next 58 years, Father Bruce would serve the People of God as missionary, parochial minister, chapel associate, hospital chaplain, formator and nurse.
Bruce began his career at Our Lady of Sorrows in the lower east side of New York where he served as a parochial assistant  and returned later  when he began his studies in Spanish. Touched by a missionary spirit, Father served in Yemen Arabia  and Honduras Central America  where he founded Casa Maria, a clinic in Honduras which still functions today. Following his return from the missions he served as a parochial assistant at St.
John the Baptist, NYC . From to and again he ministered as a chapel associate at St. Francis Chapel in downtown Springfield, MA. Father received a nursing degree from Springfield Technical Community College in in anticipation of returning to the life of a missionary. Father cared for the sick and dying for many years serving as a hospital chaplain residing at Lourdes Residence, Stamford, CT [ and ]. For nearly 20 years Fr. Bruce resided at St. Pius X, Middletown and served the people of the area as hospital chaplain, visitor to nursing homes, parochial assistant, friend and example to the Capuchin Franciscan fraternity of St.
Quinn and Thomas J. Quinn and their families. There will also be a viewing at the Church: Saturday, April 9, at Luncheon will follow at the St. Pius X Formation Center. Clare Friary, Yonkers, NY. Dominick DiClemente, affectionately known as Dom and Mr.
D, passed away peacefully March 30, at the age of Dominick worked as a police officer for the City of Middletown and as a shipping and receiving clerk for Standard Knapp in Portland.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Dominick is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Maria and his sons Jeffrey and Jason; all of whom reside in Cromwell.
He also leaves behind his beloved grandson Jacob who held a very special place in his heart. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10am in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, followed by a reception. Guiseppe arrived in the United States in and resided in Newington for most of his life before moving to Berlin.
He had retired in from the GE Company after many years. He also had a real estate license and was formerly employed by the Dorio Century 21 Company and was currently employed by the Realty Three company. He was also a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Newington. He was predeceased by a sister, Connie Manuele. Mary Cemetery, New Britain.
Coughlin-Lastrina Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. She was the beloved wife of Angelo A. They shared 46 beautiful years together. Maria spent most of her years as a homemaker. She was an incredible mother to her 2 daughters and grandmother to her 5 grandchildren. She was the protective matriarch of the family and will never be forgotten. She was predeceased by her father-in-law Antonino Buccheri and is survived by her mother-in-law Salvatrice Buccheri.
She was the youngster of 5 children. Additionally, she is survived by her brother-in-law Vincent Buccheri and the late Palma Buccheri of Berlin. She will be profoundly missed and always remain in the hearts of everyone she touched. Entombment will be in St. Born in in Bridgeport, CT, Ray was the youngest of three sons. A member of the class of at Fairfield University, he distinguished himself as the salutatorian speaker at his graduation.
In addition to his academic achievements, he contributed to the University community as a member of the glee club, and frequently shared fond memories of his solo performance at Carnegie Hall.
Following his graduation, he taught high school English and Latin in public and private schools in Connecticut. He remained with the Office of the Public Defender, eventually becoming Chief Public Defender, until his retirement in He continued to work as a defense attorney for another decade. Ray was an active member of the St. Pius X parish in Middletown for over 30 years, serving as a lector and Eucharistic Minister. He was predeceased by Mary Jane Corrigan , his beloved wife of nearly 50 years.
He also leaves behind ten grandchildren: Burial will be in the family plot in West Cemetery, Cromwell. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from pm. He was the son of Vincenza Monarca and the late Ottavio Monarca. Joseph was one of the strongest people alive.
He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. He fought Leukemia for nine years and never wanted anyone to know about it because he did not want this disease to stop him from living his life and he did not let it. He worked for most of his life as a hairdresser with his sister Rina by his side turning the salon into his very own comedy hour. Joseph and Lonelle had such love for one another; they were often caught leaving notes for each other even if they were spending only a few hours apart.
Joseph was predeceased by his brother-in-law Daniel Wilson. The funeral will be held on Tuesday at Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday evening from pm. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P. Box , St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN He attended Vinal High School and passionately worked as a tool and die maker for most of his life.
He enjoyed riding his Harley and working with his hands. He spent many hours at the baseball and lacrosse fields supporting his children. Burial will be private at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 9: She was born on August 17, in Budapest, Hungary.
He was born on October 6, in N. He was the seventh of nine children, the last surviving member of his family. He lived in Middletown most of his adult life. As a member of St. Bishop-Hahlo, one extraordinary human being, a resident of her beloved Middlefield, CT, saw her last earthly sunrise yesterday, passing from our midst to new life in the early hours of February 23, We do know what you want us to write.
I love my life and I would stay if I could. I have a wonderful, loving husband, Gerard James Hahlo aka Jerry , who means more to me than life itself. I am greeted every day with the unquestioning love of my furry children Jesse aka Jesse James and Cassidy aka Butch Cassidy of the Sundance Kid , Noah, and Jack and I hold dear the memories of all of our prior furry little ones. Aunts, uncles, and cousins: And yes, Julia, we know you would add that you truly loved your work — caring for the most fragile of newborns at Yale-New Haven Hospital for nearly 27 years and attending to the needs of their parents, that you were gifted with incredible and loving friends and professional colleagues, that you loved beautifying our world through your work with the Mid-Lea Garden Club of Middlefield, and that you were graced with faith and blessed to be part of the wonderful faith community at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Durham, CT.
You would repeat as you have many times before the utterly surprising statement that you were blessed by cancer despite its incredible challenges because it gave you time to appreciate life and because it surrounded you with kind, caring and good people of all backgrounds and cultures.
While most of us find it easy to pick up and thrive on negative news and attitudes, you, Julia, were inclined to see the good, to find the beautiful, and to lean toward forgiveness. And still, somehow, you would deny that you are extraordinary. There is simply no denying it, Julia! You were a neighborhood ambassador, a champion of the most fragile, a true friend of those grieving, a person of unapologetic faith, and an extraordinary human being.
We were gifted with your love and blessed by your example. You have changed us forever. Julia would like all who remember her to seriously consider making a donation of blood in her memory. Information regarding those celebrations will available by email to jbhmemorial gmail. James was a member of St. He was a member of the Elks Club B. He was an avid fly fisherman, an antique car collector, and the owner of several winning racehorses.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday, February 24th at 9: Burial with full military honors will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Middletown. Josephine Sbalcio, beloved daughter of the late Sebastian and Lucy Sbalcio, peacefully passed from this life surrounded by her loving family. Josephine was born in Middletown and was a lifelong resident.
A graduate of Middletown High School, Josie accepted a position at the Travelers Insurance Company as a reinsurance analyst and remained with the company for thirty-five years. She took an early retirement to care for her mother. Josie was patient, loving and compassionate during the many years that she provided full time care until her mother passed.
Josie enjoyed the beaches of Hawaii and Bermuda and never said no to a drive to the Connecticut shores for a picnic. The many pictures that recorded these adventures showed a vibrant, always stylishly dressed, beautiful woman enjoying the moment. Although she never married, Josie had a large family to care for and be loved by. She always enjoyed making special dishes for family gatherings.
Her specialty vegetable casseroles were made to the delight of her nephews David and Stephen. If niece Dawn was working in the area, her kitchen was always open for lunch. She enjoyed taking the bus to Hartford for a shopping trip with her niece, Susan. Many years later she provided after school care with special foods and games that Grandnephew Christopher would enjoy. She treasured visits with Grandnephew Matthew and Grandniece Stephanie.
Listening to her young Grandnephew Georgie tell stories would bring a smile to her face. When her health began to fail, she sat in the midst of the family and just listen to the goings on with a smile. Just enjoying being there. Josie made new friends and rekindled friendships with residents who had been school mates.
She enjoyed the lovely setting, the garden, the porch, and the loving and compassionate staff. Tea with lemon cookies were a favorite time of the day. She agreed that it had been a fine choice to spend her last years here. She was predeceased by her bothers and sisters-in-law Salvatore and Marion and Joseph and Millie. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 9am Josephine was a State of Connecticut employee; she was in the purchasing division for 19 years.
Her passion was cooking, along with baking as she was an avid and wonderful cake decorator. Her specialty was always her Italian cookies and candies. Josephine was a member of St.
She saw this church being built when she was only ten years old. She also leaves 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Thank you to Middlesex Hospital Hospice, Dr. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, at 9 a. Followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.