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ANDERSON, Helen
SHELTON, CONNECTICUT: Helen Louise Gunther Anderson, 80, died October 24, 2004. She was born September 18, 1924 to the late Harold and Dorothy Walker Gunther. She is survived by a son, Robert Anderson (Susan) of Shelton; a daughter, Leslie Sorge (Russell) of Port St. Lucie, FL; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Anderson. Interment was at Mountain Grove Cemetery under the direction of Abriola Parkview Funeral Home.

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ANTIN, Reba
MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT: Reba Farber Antin, 93, died October 17, 2007. She was born in Poland. She was employed as a bookkeeper for several business in the Middletown area, including the Sibley Company, Remington Rand, Wesleyan University Press, and Fenner America Ltd. She enjoyed reading, cooking, and the New York Yankees. She is survived by a son, Kenneth H. Antin and wife Karen J. Antin of Middletown; a brother, Morris A. Farber of Delray Beach, FL; 3 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry J. Antin; and a son, Laurence J. Antin. Arrangements were handled by Weinstein Mortuary.

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ARESCO, Angelina
MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT: Angelina J. Aresco, 85, died September 2, 2005. She was born January 20, 1920 to the late Emmanuel and Carmelina Rosano Sbona. She was a Jehovah's Witness. She is survived by her husband, Anthony P. Aresco; three sons, Anthony J. Aresco of Middletown, Joseph L. Aresco of Chester, and Patrick M. Aresco of Bristol; a daughter, Lucille Sanflippo of Middletown; three sisters, Rose Aresco of Middletown, Santina Sokol of Middletown, and Carmelina Boncorsi of Australia; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. Services were held at the South Middletown Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Arrangements were handled by Doolittle Funeral Home.

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BARREAU, Adrominore
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT: Adrominore Barreau, 21, died May 9, 1891 at her residence. She was of the Catholic faith. She was survived by her mother, a brother, an aunt, and a grandmother. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Lawrence Cemetery.

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BENZ, Pearl E.
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT: Pearl E. Benz passed away August 18, 2008. She was born May 22, 1927 to the late Julia Ann Moses and William Everette Bexton. She was adopted and raised by her great-aunt and uncle, Annie and David Howard. Survivors include two sisters, Vistula Bexton Wooten (Roy) and Mozella Bexton Wyatts, both of Hampton, VA; a great-aunt, Athenia Isler Moses; a brother-in-law, Sam Isler of Goldsboro; her nieces and nephews; her great and great-great nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Middletown State Cemetery under the direction of Howard K. Hill Funeral Services.

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BERROTH, Ernest
NORWALK, CONNECTICUT: Ernest George Berroth died November 16, 1983 at the Norwalk Hospital. He was born May 19, 1899 in Brooklyn, NY. He was a retired machinist for Pitney Bowes in Stamford, and had lived in Norwalk for 60 years. Survivors include a daughter, Bessie Kearns; and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Honrick Berroth. Arrangements were handled by Raymond Funeral Home.

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BESS, Rebecca
WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT: Rebecca Shore Bess, 91, died January 8, 2010. She was born June 9, 1918 to the late Samuel and Etta Treibich Shore. She formerly worked at Worth's and Mussler-Liebeskind, and retired from Bedford's. She was a member of Beth El Synagogue, and a former treasurer and secretary of Hadassah. She was a recipient of the "Hands of Healing" award. She is survived by a daughter, Sydel Kugell (Louis) of Wolcott; a son, David Bess of West Hartford; a brother, Herman Shore of Longmeadow, MA; 3 granddaughters; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Meyer Bess. Interment was at Hebrew Benefit Cemetery with arrangements by Alderson Funeral Home.

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BOBINSKI, Mary
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT: Mary Czajka Bobinski died August 17, 1970 at Hughes Convalescent Hospital in Hartford. She was a native of Poland, and had lived in Hartford for 18 years. Survivors include her husband, Harry Bobinski; a brother, John Czajka; and four sisters. Services were held at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Church. Interment was at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Willimantic by Waszkelewicz Funeral Home.

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BOONE, Samuel
TRUMBULL, CONNECTICUT: Samuel W. Boone, 69, died July 11, 1972. He was a retired electrical engineer with the Sperry Rand Electric Shaver Co. He was the husband of Annette Jacques Boone. Burial was at Nichols Farms Burial Grounds under the direction of Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home.

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BOURSIQUOT, Christine
STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT: Christine Jean-Marie Boursiquot, 77, died August 4, 2009. She was born June 10, 1932 in Lavalle de Jacmel, Haiti to the late Gabriel and Olivena Leclerc Jean-Marie. She enjoyed entertaining, sewing, and cooking. She attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Martinez Boursiquot; three daughters, Marie Michelle Chery, Marie Carmelle Boursiquot, and Mirianne Lafleur, all of Stamford; two sons, Pierrot Boursiquot of North Attleboro, MA, and Mario Boursiquot of Stratford; three sisters, Camille, Carmen and Clelia; two brothers, Claudy and Clebert Jean-Marie; her in-laws; 7 grandchildren; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Jean Mahot, Nicholas and Frederick Jean-Marie. Services were held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was at St. John Cemetery by Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home.

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BRODERICK, Patricia
SOUTHBURY, CONNECTICUT: Patricia M. Broderick, 90, passed away August 13, 2006. She was born March 1, 1916. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, including Tim and Mary McCann, Liz Broderick, and Bill Broderick. A memorial service was held in New York City. Arrangements were handled by Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home.

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BROOKS, Albert H.
WATERFORD, CONNECTICUT: Albert Henry Brooks, 87, died June 3, 1974 at the Veterans' Hospital in Albany, NY. He was born April 8, 1887 to Burtus and Emma Brooks, and was a Waterford native. He was a self-employed painter and interior decorator, and was U.S. Army veteran of World War I. He was a member and deacon of the Seventh Day Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Cosgrove of Albany, NY; four sisters, Mrs. Hancy Burdick and Mrs. Damaris Getchell, both of Waterford, Mrs. Mary Sanctuary of Amherst, MA, and Mrs. Martha Paxton of Marathon, FL; three brothers, Leroy of Waterford, James of Linbrook, NY and Oliver Brooks of Marathon, FL; and a grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Smith Brooks. Services were held at the Seventh Day Baptist Church. Interment was at West Neck Cemetery by Alderson-Prentis Funeral Home.

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BRYAN, Rev. Stephen
RIDGEFIELD, CONNECTICUT: Father Stephen J. Bryan, C.S.Sp., died July 18, 1958 at the Holy Ghost Fathers' Novitiate in Ridgefield. He was born in Ireland in 1879. He attended Blackrock College and the Royal University of Ireland, and held a Ph.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He was ordained to the priesthood in Paris. He taught at St. Mary's College in Trinidad. He had been a professor of classical languages at Duquesne University, and served as religious superior of the Holy Ghost Fathers there. He was a professor of Moral Theology at St. Mary's Seminary in Norwalk, CT and taught classics at Holy Ghost Missionary College in Cornwells Heights, PA. He retired in 1956 to the Holy Ghost Fathers' Novitiate, remaining there until his passing. Services were held at St. Mary's Seminary in Norwalk. Interment was at Ferndale Cemetery.

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BURZA, Sister Mary Leontine
ENFIELD, CONNECTICUT: Sr. Mary Leontine Burza, 84, died March 29, 2009 at Holy Family Infirmary in Enfield. She was born Genevieve Burza in Wilbraham, MA to Francis and Sophia Orszulak Burza. She held a bachelor's degree in education from Fordham University, and a master's degree from Rivier College in Nashua, NH. She entered the Felician Sisters in 1954 in Enfield, professing perpetual vows in 1962. She was an elementary school teacher for 30 years, serving at various schools across New England. Following her retirement from teaching, she served at Our Lady of the Angels Provincial House in Enfield. Survivors include a sister, Emily Pagos of Indian Orchard, MA; and her religious community. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, John. Services were held at the convent chapel. Burial was at the Felician Sisters' plot in St. Adalbert Cemetery in Enfield.

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BUZZI, Nancy
NORWALK, CONNECTICUT: Nancy F. Buzzi, 90, died February 9, 2010. She was born April 10, 1919 to the late Nicholas and Maria Iannotti Allegretta. She enjoyed cooking and crocheting, and was a member of the Columbiettes. She is survived by a daughter, Marie Buzzi Sefsik (Peter) of Bethel; two sons, Andrew Buzzi (Elizabeth) of Redding, and Richard Buzzi (Linda) of Brookfield; two sisters, Lucy Tremonte of Norwalk, and Rose Cantrell of Maine; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Armando J. Buzzi; and four brothers, Charles, Joseph, Ralph, and Vincent Allegretta. Services were held at St. Mary Church. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery under the direction of Magner Funeral Home.

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CHARETTE, Edwina
SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT: Edwina Caron Charette, 72, died June 21, 2008. She was born November 13, 1935 to the late Joachim and Albina Dube Caron. She became a citizen in 1983. She attended St. Dominic Church. She is survived by two sons, Gary Charette (Candy) and Ricky Charette; two daughters, Linda Belanger (Phil), and Penny Barbour (Bob); two brothers, Raymond Caron and Percy Caron, both of Southington; five sisters, Rena Cote and Mona Kormylo, both of Connecticut, Priscilla Thibeault of Florida, Hugette Lemire of California, and Bernice Parent of Texas; her nieces and nephews; her godchildren; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melford Charette. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of DellaVecchia Funeral Home.

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CHRISTIAN, Helen
SUFFIELD, CONNECTICUT: Helen Glownia Christian, 78, died August 6, 2004. She was born November 19, 1925 to the late Albin and Waleria Bocwinski Glownia. She attended St. Joseph Church, and was a member of the Rosary Guild. Survivors include a daughter, Judith H. Christian of Suffield; two sons, Thomas A. Christian and wife Valerie of Larchmont, NY, and Jack Christian and wife Susan of Highland Village, TX; a brother, Henry Glownia; three sisters, Bernice Schneidt, Anne Aronson, and Jay Glownia; 7 grandchildren; her in-laws; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony E. Christian. Services were held at St. Joseph Church. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery by Nicholson and Carmon Funeral Home.

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COHEN, Arnold
CHESHIRE, CONNECTICUT: Arnold Cohen, 44, died October 7, 1989 at Meriden-Wallingford Hospital. He was born January 20, 1945 to Martin and Jeanne Cohen. Survivors include his wife, Arlene Askinas Cohen; two daughters, Julie Cohen and Shari Cohen; and his mother. He was preceded in death by his father. Interment was at Cheshire Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Weller Funeral Home.

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COLABUFO, Dominic
RIDGEFIELD, CONNECTICUT: Dominic Colabufo, 83, died October 4, 2001 at Laurel Ridge. He was born April 12, 1918 in Syracuse, NY to Thomas and Mary Petrone Colabufo. He was a retired elevator mechanic, having worked at Metropolitan Life in the Bronx, and for IBM in both New York City and Franklin Lakes, NJ. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended St. Elizabeth Seton Church. He was a member of the Italian American Mutual Aid Society, and enjoyed playing cards. He was a former longtime Bronx resident, and had lived in Ridgefield for 11 years. Survivors include his wife of over 50 years, Margaret Garofalo Colabufo; two daughters, Marie Trebing of Ridgefield, and Diane McCormack of Stormville, NY; three brothers, Nicholas Colabufo, August Colabufo, and Gerry Colabufo; 6 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Antoinette LaRusso; and two brothers, John Colabufo and Frank Colabufo. Services were held at St. Elizabeth Seton Church. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery by Kane Funeral Home.

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CURTISS, William R.
MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT: William R. Curtiss, 53, died April 10, 1973 at the World War II Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born February 4, 1904 in Meriden to Franklin H. and Ida Russell Curtiss. He was a chief engineer with U.S. Plastic in Wallingford, a former vice-president of the U.S. Plastic Molding Corp., and had a former chief engineer at Connecticut Telephone. He built radios and was active with the local American Radio Relay League, owning several patents on signal devices and communications equipment. He had been a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, the Meriden Symphony, and the Meriden Camera Club. He attended the First Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Emily H. Curtiss; two sons, Warren G. Curtiss of Glastonbury, and William F. Curtiss of Meriden; four sisters, Alberta Curtiss, Muriel Curtiss and Mrs. Harold Heaton, all of Meriden, and Mrs. Charles Miller of Cheshire; 7 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. Interment was at Walnut Grove Cemetery by Flatow Funeral Home.

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DANCOSSE, Dorothy
MANSFIELD, CONNECTICUT: Dorothy Hosmer Dancosse, 70, died November 28, 2008. She was born November 6, 1938 to Edward and Ruby Williams Hosmer. She was a longtime employee of Smith-Keon Jewelers, and later retired from UConn Dining Services. She enjoyed gardening and flowers. She is survived by her husband, Gerard Dancosse; three sons, John Shipton of Hampton, Daniel Shipton of Willimantic, and Ethan Shipton of North Windham; three sisters, Jean Lamy (Bob) of Shirley, MA, Evelyn Greenwood (Donny) of Westford, MA, and Virginia Burnham of Westford, MA; 6 grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; three close friends, Yukie Goodwin, David Vargas, and Kathy Vargas; and her pets, Sammy, Ollie, Ernie, Bowser and Zoey. She was predeceased by a son, Steven Shipton. Interment was at Litchfield Cemetery by Potter Funeral Home.

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DAUS, Lawrence
DARIEN, CONNECTICUT: Lawrence B. Daus, 71, died June 2, 2008. He was born in 1936. He worked in the building products industry, first for U.S. Plywood, and later as a manager and director for Champion International and Georgia Pacific. He later went into the wholesale building products business. He enjoyed fishing, Yankees baseball, and American and European history. He is survived by his wife, Hilde Daus; a son, Robert J. Daus (Lisa) of Rowayton; a daughter, Regina Daus-Haberle (Peter) of Lexington, MA; three brothers; a sister-in-law; his nieces and nephews; and 3 grandsons. Services were held at Lawrence Funeral Home. Interment was at Spring Grove Cemetery.

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DEEP, Mary
DANBURY, CONNECTICUT: Mary S. Deep, 81, died October 21, 2008 at Danbury Hospital. She was born January 16, 1927 in Utica, NY to Abraham and Mary Boulos Saba. She was a graduate of St. Elizabeth College School of Nursing, and had worked at Danbury Hospital and Mercy Hospital in New York. She enjoyed playing bridge and golf, and was a member of the Wamego Ladies' Golf Association and the Monday morning bridge club at Elmwood Hall. She was a former resident of Utica, and had lived in Danbury since 1949. She was a member of St. Anthony's Maronite Catholic Church, where she served on many committees and had been active with the Parish Council and church choir. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, John Deep; four daughters, Nancy Damici (Gary) of Danbury, Johanne Taft (Ted) of Wilton, Mary Beth Palmer (Keith) of New Fairfield, and Susan DeSanto of Bethel; a son, Jack N. Deep (Chrissy) of New Fairfield; four sisters, Bedelia Hobaica of Utica, NY, Isabel Nackley of New Hartford, NY, Kate Boulos of Sacramento, CA, and Edwina Young of Idaho Falls, ID; a sister-in-law, Rose Saba of New York Mills, NY; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Sadie Koury, Rahja Saba, Victoria Norman, and Fannie Tamer; a brother, Joseph Saba; and a son-in-law, Anthony L. DeSanto. Services were held at St. Anthony's Maronite Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Peter Cemetery with arrangements by Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home.

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DeMEDICIS, Ella
EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT: Ella DeMedicis, 62, died January 2, 1949 in an accident near Pomfret. She was born in Windsor. Survivors include an uncle, Charles H. Thompson of New London. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Whitney-Newkirk Funeral Home.

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DEPTULA, Stanislawa
SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT: Stanislawa Deptula, 93, died October 31, 2009. She was born May 26, 1916 in Poland to the late Joseph and Rozalia Giers. She is survived by four sons, Stanley (Maria) of Poland, Joseph (Dorothy) of East Hartford, Blaze (Sylvia) of Arizona, and Henry of Plantsville; four daughters, Bernice Giers of Poland, Gladys Deptula of Plantsville, Sophie Balawjder (August) of Meriden, and Jean Rossignol of Newington; 20 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Deptula; and a son, Eugene. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial was at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery by Plantsville Funeral Home.

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DERING Adela
STRATFORD, CONNECTICUT: Adela M. Dering, 96, died October 10, 2008 at the West River Heath Care Center in Milford. She was born in Hartford to Adolph and Emilie Mueller Blaschke. She was raised in Bridgeport, and had been a Stratford resident for over 50 years. She worked at American Fabrics for over 40 years as a lace maker, and was the oldest attending member of Zion Lutheran Church in Bridgeport. She was a seamstress, and enjoyed cooking and gardening. Following the untimely death of her sister-in-law, Dorette Blashke, she took in four children. She is survived by these children, Diane Blashke Karen Myers, Lynn Dains (Robert), and Edward Blashke (Anne); her nieces and nephews; and her great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gustav Dering; three sisters, Harriet Hron, Lydia Corris, and Lillian Iverson; and two brothers, Gerhardt and Edward Blashke. Services were held at Zion Lutheran Church. Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery by Adzima Funeral Home.

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DESMOND, Hannah
NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT: Hannah Desmond, 73, died February 13, 1939 at her residence. Survivors include two brothers, Gerald T. Desmond of West Haven, and John G. Desmond of Deep River; and two sisters, Eleanor Paquet of Deep River, and Mary Looby of Tampa, FL. Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

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D'IORIO, Barbara
STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT: Barbara C. D'Iorio, 80, died December 10, 2006. She was born in Burlington, VT on August 8, 1926 to the late Gordon M. Bennett, Sr. and Rose A. Meunier Bennett. She was a retired teacher's aide at Stamford High School with 25 years of service. She was a member of the Darien Fire Department Auxiliary, and the Center of Hope. She was an artist. Survivors include two sons, Nino V. D'Iorio of Denver, CO, and Gareth W. Lambert of Fairfield; two daughters, Susan B. Lee of New Milford, and Kim Lambert-Labato of Whately, MA; a sister, Melissa J. Bennett of Burlington, VT; a brother, Gordon Bennett, Jr. of Burlington, VT; 6 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Arrangements were entrusted to Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home.

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DOMINGUEZ, Anthony A., Sr.
NORWICH, CONNECTICUT: Anthony A. Dominguez, Sr., 58, died November 18, 1968 at W.W. Backus Hospital. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 13, 1910 to Mr. and Mrs. Eliseo Dominguez. He was a store supervisor at Uncas-on-Thames, and a member of the Thamesville Athletic Club. He is survived by a daughter, Carol Dominguez of Norwich; a son, Anthony Dominguez, Jr. of Texas; his father; two sisters, Esther Ortiz and Gloria D'Norat; and four brothers, William, Edward, Henry, and Dr. Albert Dominguez. Services were held at St. Patrick's Church. Burial was at St. Joseph's Cemetery by Cummings Funeral Home.

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DRECHSLER, Margaret
MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT: Margaret F. Drechsler, 64, died April 23, 1976 at the Meriden-Wallingford Hospital. She was born in New York City to Joseph and Margaret Lavery Drechsler. She retired from the New Departure Hyatt Bearing Division of General Motors, and was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. She had been a Meriden resident for 23 years. Survivors include a brother, John Drexler of New York City; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Ingraham of Rocky Hill, and Mrs. Marion Crowell of Meriden; and her nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Maspeth, NY with arrangements by John J. Ferry and Sons Funeral Home.

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DZIALO, Dolores
LEBANON, CONNECTICUT: Dolores Ackley Dzialo, 78, died March 2, 2011. She was born November 2, 1932 in New Bedford, MA to Jesse and Mercedes Malta Medeiros. She operated the Ann-Marie Spirit Shoppe for 25 years, and also Paw Prints of Windham, a pet-sitting service. She served on the Windham Board of Education and Board of Selectmen, and was active with the Republican Party. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and loved animals. She is survived by her husband, Rodney Dzialo; two daughters, Gail Provost (Richard) of North Franklin, and Ann-Marie Halsted (John) of London, England; three stepchildren, Eric, Brian, and Jennifer Dzialo; 3 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her former husbands, Leonard Fernandes and Edwin F. "Cy" Ackley, Jr; two sisters, Elisabeth and Mary; and a brother, William. Burial was at the New Willimantic Cemetery by Potter Funeral Home.

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EKENBARGER, Virginia
ENFIELD, CONNECTICUT: Virginia M. "Ginny" Remington Ekenbarger, 59, died May 19, 2003 at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. She was born in Enfield, and was a lifelong resident. She enjoyed gardening. Survivors include her husband, William "Bill" Ekenbarger, Sr.; two daughters, Lori Getz (Christopher) of East Windsor, and Coleen Ekenbarger of Enfield; a son, William Ekenbarger, Jr. (Cheryl) of Enfield; two sisters, Donna Hudson (Raymond) of West Springfield, and Susan Trotter (Robert) of Enfield; a brother, Richard Remington of Westfield, MA; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Leroy Remington. Interment was at Hazardville Cemetery under the direction of Leete-Stevens Funeral Home.

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EVANISH, Mary
TRUMBULL, CONNECTICUT: Mary Evanish, died February 6, 2006. She was born April 22, 1923 to the late Michael and Mary Kitcho. She attended Sacred Heart University, and retired from Sacred Heart as an administrative assistant to the Academic Vice-President. She was a longtime volunteer for the Hope Line. She is survived by a loving daughter, April Snell and husband William of Yorba Linda, CA; a son, George Evanish and wife Arlene of Trumbull; two sisters, Madeline Davis and Georgette Host; a brother, Joseph Kitcho; her nieces and nephews; 2 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, George; a son, Jonathan; and two brothers, William and Michael. Interment was at Long Hill Burial Grounds under the direction of Abriola Parkview Funeral Home.

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FEIDEN, Aaron
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT: Aaron Feiden, 92, died June 21, 1952 at the Jewish Home for the Aged. He was a retired businessman and painter. He was survived by his wife, Sarah Feiden; four daughters, Sally Tucker, Esther Wolfe, Mary Fox, and Rose Welf; and three sons, David, Israel and Philip. Services were held at the Colchester synagogue. Interment was at the Jewish cemetery on Linwood Avenue.

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FELLEGY, John E.
MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT: John E. Fellegy, 86, died April 13, 2011 at Coccomo Memorial Healthcare Center. He was born June 1, 1924 in Meriden to George and Mary Onufer Fellegy. He had worked for H.P. Kopplemann Co. of Hartford, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended St. Nicholas Greek Catholic Church. He managed the former Acorn football team, and enjoyed woodworking, painting and square dancing. Survivors include his wife, Marion Stagon Fellegy; a son, Todd Fellegy and his partner, Larry Joyner; a brother, George Fellegy of Middletown; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Steven; and three sisters, Helen, Ann and Marie. Services were held at St. Nicholas Greek Catholic Church. Interment with military honors was at St. Stanislaus Cemetery under the direction of John J. Ferry and Sons Funeral Home.

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FERENCY, Alexander
WATERFORD, CONNECTICUT: Alexander Ferency, 81, died October 16, 2003 in New London. He was born September 22, 1922 in Youngstown, OH to Geno and Ethal Bernstein Ferency. He was a former manager at the New London Mall and Prague Shoe, and had also worked for Curtin Livery. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the New London Spiritualist Church, the Connecticut State Spiritualist Association, and the National Spiritualist Association of Churches. He had lived in the New London area for 46 years. Survivors include his wife, Susan Banquer Ferency; four children; a sister; and 23 grandchildren. Services were held at Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home.

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FORTE, Hazel
OAKVILLE, CONNECTICUT: Hazel H. Hills Forte, 83, died March 2, 2009. She was born August 15, 1925 to the late Frank and Hattie Curtis Hills. She worked as a telephone operator at Telephone Answering Service in Waterbury from 1962 to 1990, and later worked with NOW Inc. in the Meals on Wheels Program until her retirement. She enjoyed tennis, soap operas, and traveling. She attended Saint Mary Magdalen Church, and was a member of the Rosary Society. Survivors include a son, Gaetano J. Forte (Carla) of Bainbridge Island, WA; three daughters, Judy Forte of Waterbury, Joyce Forte Kotsaftis (Chris) of Wolcott, and Teresa Forte (Jeanine LaBrosse) of East Hartford; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaetano J. Forte, Sr.; a sister, Myrtle Stasaitis; and two brothers, William and Curtis Hills. Services were held at St. Mary Magdalen Church. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery under the direction of O'Neill Funeral Home.

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FRATUS, Arthur
OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT: Arthur Fratus, 80, died March 12, 1973 at the Mary Kenny Nursing Home in Waterford. He was born May 30, 1892 to John V. and Sarah Lewis Fratus. He was a retired carpenter. Survivors include two sons, John E. of Waterford, and Arthur of New London; a brother, John V. Fratus of Niantic; 7 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Duck River Cemetery under the direction of Thomas L. Neilan and Sons Funeral Home.

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FURS, Regina
WEST HAVEN, CONNECTICUT: Regina F. Lukaszewski Furs, 79, died February 7, 2010. She was born January 2, 1931 to the late Vincent and Antonina Wilczewska Lukaszewski. She was a retired shipping clerk for Miles Laboratories with 25 years of service. She is survived by a son, Stanley Furs of East Haven; her nieces and nephews, her grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and a close friend Halina Stopka. She was the sister of Helen Zamlowski (Joseph) of North Haven, the late Genevieve Czepiga, Zygmunt A., Walter and Leon Lukaszewski. Services were held at St. Stanislaus Church. Burial was at All Saints Cemetery under the direction of Lupinski Funeral Home.

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GALL, Emil
ENFIELD, CONNECTICUT: Emil E. Gall, 72, died January 1, 2000 at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield, MA. He was born in West Willington to the late John and Katherine Andrizal Gall. He retired from Carris Reels of Enfield with over 30 years of service, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW in Windsor Locks. Survivors include a son, David A. Gall of Enfield; a sister, Anna Choma of Willington; two brothers, Joseph Gall and John Gall, both of Stafford Springs; and his nieces and nephews. Burial was at Willington Hill Cemetery under the direction of Introvigne Funeral Home.

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GALLMAN, Dennis
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT: Dennis Harold Gallman, 62, died August 4, 2006. He was born September 24, 1943 to Annie B. Gallman and the late James E. Gallman, Sr. He worked at Brandfon Motors, Inc. for 16 years, and previously worked for Saab Motors. Survivors include his daughters, Darlene Stanton (Derek) of New Carrollton, MD, Lisa M. Gallman of Laurel, MD, and LaTasha M. Gallman of New Haven; a son, Tyrelle Evans of New Haven; two brothers, James E. Gallman, Jr. (Margie) of New Haven, and Frederick Gallman of Hartford; two sisters, Etta G. Burke (Samuel) and Lillie Marie Gallman of New Haven; his grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda L. Gallman. Services were held at St. Matthew's Church. Burial was at Beaverdale Memorial Park Cemetery by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services.

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GAMBARDELLA, Filomena
BRANFORD, CONNECTICUT: Filomena "Fanny" Pompano Gambardella died February 22, 2008. She was born November 2, 1914 in New Haven to the late Salvatore and Rose Salemme Pompano. She was a retired seamstress at the Mode Dress Shop in New Haven, and was a member of St. Mary Church in Branford. She is survived by a son, Andrew F. Gambardella, Jr. of Branford; and a grandson, Michael McLeese. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew F. Gambardella, Sr.; a daughter, Rosemary Gambardella; a sister, Julia Pompano; and three brothers, Anthony, James, and Ralph Pompano. Services were held at St. Mary Church. Interment was at St. Agnes Cemetery with arrangements by W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home.

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GAMBLES, William
NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT: William Gambles, 96, died July 11, 1969 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born December 24, 1872 in Eufala, AL to James and Mamie Gambles. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, the Boer War, and World War I. He served in the Royal Engineer Corps in England and South Africa. He served in the U.S. Army and Coast Guard, retiring as a Coast Guard chief steward with 30 years of service. He later worked for 15 years with the New Haven Railroad. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church for almost 60 years, and was a 33rd degree Mason. He was a member of the United Spanish War Veterans, the VFW, the Odd Fellows and the Elks Lodge. He helped organize the Junior Naval Militia in New London. He was married for 50 years to Estella Hall Gambles. Services were held at Shiloh Baptist Church. Interment with military honors was at Arlington National Cemetery with arrangements by Byles Memorial Home.

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GEDDES, Edythe
WILTON, CONNECTICUT: Edythe Geddes, 86, died March 10, 1989 at Norwalk Hospital. She was born December 18, 1902 in Yonkers, NY to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Weismann. She was a resident of Lea Manor Health Care Center in Norwalk, but had lived in Wilton for over 50 years. In 1968, she was presented the Mother of the Year award by former Governor Dempsey. She attended Our Lady of Fatima Church, where she taught religious education, served on the church women's guild, and helped with the disabled. Survivors include two daughters, Arlene Geddes of Westbrook, and Adrienne Scribner of Wilton; two sisters, Mae Lascaud and Eleanor O'Day; a brother, Leonard Weismann; and a granddaughter. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy Geddes. Services were held at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Burial was at Hillside Cemetery in Wilton under the direction of Bouton Funeral Home.

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GELO, Carl
NORTH BRANFORD, CONNECTICUT: Carl S. Gelo died December 31, 1999. He was born May 9, 1914 in Lowell, VT to the late Arthur G. and Nellie Newton Gelo. He was a retired captain in the U.S. Army, having served from 1940 to 1974. He was co-founder of Gelo Aluminum Products in Wallingford, and also worked for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the North Branford Congregational Church, and was a Mason and a Shriner. Survivors include three sons, Donald (Barbara) Gelo of East Haven, David (Rosanne) Gelo of Wallingford; and Lawrence (Maureen) Gelo of Guilford; two brothers, Evan and Aiken Gelo, both of Massachusetts; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the North Branford Congregational Church. Interment was at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown under the direction of Clancy Funeral Home.

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GEBRYEL, Walter
VERNON, CONNECTICUT: Walter B. "Red" Gebryel, 93, died February 15, 2011. He was born March 13, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY to Stanley and Mary Mikolawski Gawryszeski. He retired from B.F. Goodrich, and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He attended St. Joseph's Church in Rockville, and was a member of the American Legion. He was raised in Brooklyn, and was a former resident of Seymour and Derby. Survivors include his children, Kathleen Maindon of Vernon, and James Gebryel (Elethea Goodkin) of Westfield, MA; a sister, Stella Brachulis of Coram, NY; a brother, Henry Gawryszeski of Elmhurst, NY; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Veronica Muller Gebryel; a sister, Helen Donach; and a brother, Stanley Gary. Services were held at St. Joseph's Church. Interment with military honors was at St. Bernard's Cemetery in Rockville by Ladd-Turkington and Carmon Funeral Home.

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GIANACOPLOS, Magdaline
NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT: Magdaline Demetrious Gianacoplos, 93, died November 11, 1974 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born February 12, 1881 in Greece to Peter and Mary Demetrious. She was a member of St. Sophia Hellenic Orthodox Church, and was a charter member of the church's Ladies Philoptochos Society. She was a former Groton resident. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Sophie (Andrew) Poulos of Waterford, and Mrs. Helen (James) Gallagher and Mrs. Mary (Remo) Fusconi, both of Groton; five sons, James of Westerly, George of New York, NY, and Peter, Alexander and William Gianacoplos, all of Groton; 19 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas Gianacoplos. Services were held at St. Sophia Hellenic Orthodox Church. Interment was at Colonel Ledyard Cemetery by Byles Groton Memorial Home. Note: One record spells her first name Magdalene, and another lists an additional son, John.

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GLADDYS, Robert A.
BRANFORD, CONNECTICUT: Robert Andrew Gladdys died January 22, 2007. He was born November 23, 1955 in New Haven to Benjamin Gladdys and Evalyn Zdanowicz Gladdys. He was a school bus driver for the town of Branford, and formerly worked as a machine operator at Whiting Machine and Tool Co. He enjoyed chess, reading and fishing. He was an active member of the Branford Evangelical Free Church, and worked with the Boys' Club. Survivors include his mother; a sister, Paula Gladdys of Branford; a brother, Richard J. Gladdys (Georgiana) of Plymouth, MA; a nephew, Benjamin Gladdys; and a niece, Marcy Gladdys. He was predeceased by his father. Services were held at the Branford Evangelical Free Church. Arrangements were handled by W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home.

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GLOVER, Wilson
WATERFORD, CONNECTICUT: Wilson Lewis Glover, 78, died June 2, 1974. He was born October 4, 1895 in Cutchogue, NY to John S. and Elmira Lathan Austin Glover. He was a retired postal worker in New York and a U.S. Army veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Rosicrucian Order and the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include two brothers, Clarence A. Glover of Waterford, and Ralph L. Glover of Fort Myers, FL. Interment was at the Long Island National Cemetery in New York with arrangements by Alderson-Prentis Funeral Home.

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GLUS, Anna
STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT: Anna E. Glus, 93, died January 12, 2010. She was born March 1, 1916 to the late Theodore and Eva Romancyk Koren. She was a retired bookkeeper for Pitney Bowes. She is survived by a grand-niece, Nadine Girardi and husband Ted of Staatsburg, NY, and their family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emil Glus; and her parents. Services were held at the Russian Orthodox Church of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. Interment was at Woodland Cemetery by Cognetta Funeral Home.

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GODDARD, Caroline
SIMSBURY, CONNECTICUT: Caroline Nancy Wyman Goddard, 71, died May 15, 1895. She was born October 20, 1823 to Mr. and Mrs. Asa Wyman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Newell Goddard. Interment was at Hop Meadow Cemetery.

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GOLDKLANG, Sol
FAIRFIELD, CONNECTICUT: Sol Goldklang, 97, died July 3, 1991 at the Jewish Home for the Elderly. He was born April 10, 1994. Survivors include his children, Elma Schwartz of Melville, NY, and Herbert Gordon of Wilton; and 3 grandchildren. Interment was at Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, NY under the direction of Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home.

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GRAHAM, Carroll
DANBURY, CONNECTICUT: Carroll E. Graham, 58, died January 29, 1983 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born January 4, 1925 in Morristown, TN to Eugene and Pearl Jones Graham. He worked for Quality Bus Sales and Service Co., and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a former resident of Newburgh, NY, and was a member of the New York State School Bus Contractors Association and the Elks Lodge in Nashville, TN. Survivors include his wife, Louis Setser Graham; and a son, Darrell Graham of New Windsor. Arrangements were handled by Tomlinson Funeral Home.

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GRANT, Sarah
WILLIMANTIC, CONNECTICUT: Sarah Jane Williams Grant died April 24, 1923 in Everett, MA. She was born August 1, 1832. She was a descendant of a family that settled in the U.S. in 1638. Survivors include a son, Henry W. Grant of Detroit, MI. She had 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was also survived by 4 nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Miner Grant; and a daughter, Emily. Burial was at the Willimantic Cemetery.

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GROCKOWSKI, Walter A.
MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT: Walter Anthony Grockowski, 86, died October 25, 2006. He was born March 23, 1920 to the late Anthony and Alice Grockowski. He was a graduate of the New Haven Junior College of Physical Therapy, and was employed by Wesleyan University in 1947. He was a member of the University athletic department for 39 years, and served as head athletic trainer from 1973 until his retirement in 1986. He was one of four athletic trainers for the U.S. Olympic Team during the Sapporo, Japan 1972 Winter Olympics. He was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame in 1984, and into the Middletown Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. He supported local athletic events, particularly those with the Park Department and the American Legion. he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and served as a pharmacist's mate. He is survived by a son, Anthony T. Grockowski; a daughter, Katherine G. Keane of Cromwell; a daughter-in-law, Carol P. Grockowski; a brother, Frank Grockowski of Middletown; two sisters, Wanda Holder of Beverly Hills, FL, and Irene Surowiecki of Meriden; and a grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Oszaniec Grockowski; his parents, a brother, Henry Grockowski; and a sister, Alfrieda Byus. Burial with military honors was at Calvary Cemetery by Biega Funeral Home.

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GRUSTAS, Hanna
TORRINGTON, CONNECTICUT: Hanna B. Grustas, 82, died June 28, 2007 at her residence. She was born in Germany on April 9, 1925 to the late Johann and Bertha Stuhrenberg Brandes. She worked at the Torrington Company for 21 years, and had also worked at Rose Haven, LTD. She was an area resident since 1951, and enjoyed gardening. Survivors include her companion of 33 years, Stephen D. Krusko of Torrington; two daughters, Helga Traversa of Torrington, and Giesela Pekrul of Canada; a son, Manfred Theophil of Waterbury; two sisters in Germany; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by Gleeson Mortuary.

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GRZYBOWSKI Hazel
ENFIELD, CONNECTICUT: Hazel A. Grzybowski, 74, died March 8, 2006 at Parkway Pavilion. She was born February 2, 1932 in St. Albans, VT to the late Norman and Marjorie Bruley Barkyoumb. She retired from Milton Bradley Co. with 26 years of service. She was a 36-year resident of Enfield, and previously lived in New Britain. She was a member of St. Martha's Church. Survivors include a son, Thomas Grzybowski of Tennessee; a son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Jean Grzybowski of Enfield; a sister, Lucille Deith; two brothers, Lawrence and Bernard Barkyoumb; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry W. Grzybowski; a sister, Shirley Harwood; and two brothers, Kenneth and Freddy Barkyoumb. Services were held at St. Martha's Church. Interment was at Hazardville Cemetery with arrangements by Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels.

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HALE, Gertrude
NORWALK, CONNECTICUT: Gertrude Ransom Hale, 65, died August 13, 1971. She was born in Wappingers Falls, NY. She was a longtime Norwalk resident. Survivors include her husband, Wesley Hale; a son, William Hale of Westport; a sister, Mrs. Theodore Barker of Dunedin, FL; and 4 grandchildren. Services were held at East Avenue Methodist Church.

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HARTMANN, Elizabeth
COLCHESTER, CONNECTICUT: Elizabeth G. Crossman Hartmann, 92, died April 20, 2009. She was born May 31, 1916 to the late Arthur and Mary Traver Crossman. She was active at the Colchester Senior Center. Survivors include a daughter, Judith DeMasi of Wolcott; a brother, Robert Crossman of Fairfield; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Hartmann; and a brother, William Crossman. Interment was at Mountain Grove Cemetery in Bridgeport by DellaVecchia Funeral Home.

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HEFT, Alice
HAMDEN, CONNECTICUT: Alice C. Heft, 94, died October 27, 2007. Survivors include two daughters, Corrine Schoff and her husband Michael of North Haven, and Janet Auditore of Hamden; 2 grandsons; and a great-grandson, Rowan Schoff. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank W. Heft; and three sisters, Gertrude Dandelske, Frances Knie, and Anna Knie. Interment was at Beaverdale Memorial Park in New Haven under the direction of Hamden Memorial Funeral Home.

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HERLIHY, John F., Jr.
NEWINGTON, CONNECTICUT: John F. Herlihy, Jr., 68, died November 10, 2008. He was born in Harford to John F. Herlihy, Sr. and Katherine Moriarty Herlihy. He retired from the Aetna Insurance Group, and was a graduate of the University of Hartford. He was a fan of the Red Sox and the UCONN basketball teams. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Vyskocil Herlihy; his children, Susan Herlihy DeLuca (Daniel) of Newington, and Kevin J. Herlihy (Paula) of South Windsor; a brother, T. Edward "Eddie" Herlihy (JoAnne) of Newington; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Donald Herlihy. Services were held at St. Mary Church. Interment was at West Meadow Cemetery under the direction of Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home.

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HLEBOGIANNIS, Fokion
STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT: Fokion D. Hlebogiannis, 80, died December 13, 2009. He was born December 23, 1928 in Athens, Greece to Demetrios and Elpida Karsou Hlebogiannis. He worked as a cruise ship chef, and was a Korean War veteran. He was a member of the Stamford Hellenic Society. He is survived by his wife, Evangelia Koukoula Hlebogiannis; three children, Demetrios Hlebogiannis (Veronica), Ioannis Hlebogiannis (Kimberly), and Maria Hlebogiannis Stamboulopoulos (Athanasios); two brothers, Panagiotis and Ioannis Hlebogiannis; 7 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Eleni Hlebogiannis; and his parents. Services were held at the Church of the Archangels. Interment was at Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home.

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HODGES, Sarah
WILTON, CONNECTICUT: Sarah Fessenden Hodges, 89, died June 10, 1966 at the Ridgefield Convalescent Home. She was the daughter of James Moore Hodges and Sarah F. Hodges. She served as an ambulance driver in both world wars. During World War I, she was a volunteer with the Motor Corps of the American Red Cross, and in World War II, was awarded a service medal by Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson. She was also a nationally recognized breeder and judge of Pekingese dogs. She had been a Wilton resident for 40 years. There were no known immediate surviving family members. Arrangements were handled by the Wilton Funeral Home.

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HORN, Rita
NORWALK, CONNECTICUT: Rita L. Horn died August 10, 1982. She was born in New York, NY to Max and Sally Keller Katz. She was a real estate broker for Anchor Agency in Westport, and had lived in Wilson for 15 years. She was the wife of Raymond Horn. Services were held at Temple Beth El. Interment was at Beth El Memorial Park.

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HORVATH, Louis
NOWALK, CONNECTICUT: Louis Horvath died May 6, 1945 at Norwalk Hospital. He was a member of the Hunyadi, Rokoczi and Verhovay Societies. He was survived by his wife, Anna Horvath; a son, Gabriel Horvath; and two daughters, Ann Horvath and Helen Horvath. Services were held at St. Ladislaus Church. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery under the direction of Collins Funeral Home.

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HRON, Harriet
STRATFORD, CONNECTICUT: Harriet Blaschke Hron, 90, died June 26, 2008. She was born May 11, 1918 to Adolph and Emilie Mueller Blaschke. She grew up in Bridgeport. She had worked as a supervisor at General Electric, helping to build radios as well as early radar and television sets. She was also head cashier at the Phillips Medical Systems cafeteria. She enjoyed reading, history, cooking and fishing. Survivors include two daughters, Charlene Hron (William Weigle) of Monroe, and Christine Alesevich (Sam) of Shelton; a sister, Adela Dering; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hron; two brothers, Gerhard and Edward Blaschke; and two sisters, Lillian Iverson and Lydia Corris. Services were held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Trumbull. Interment was at Park Cemetery.

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HUNTINGTON, Elizabeth
RIDGEFIELD, CONNECTICUT: Elizabeth W. Huntington, 81, died July 24, 1972 at Altnacraig Convalescent Home. She was born March 4, 1891 in Brooklyn, NY to Joseph and Annie Ahrberg Miller. She was the wife of Wilbur J. Huntington, Sr.; and the mother of Mrs. Thomas Bogia of Hopewell, NJ, Mrs. George Scannell of Lake Katonah, NY, and Wilbur J. Huntington, Jr. of Wilton. She had 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Mountain Grove Cemetery. Cremation arrangements were handled by Kane Funeral Home.

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HYLWA, Michael
ANSONIA, CONNECTICUT: Michael Hylwa died December 21, 1972 at Griffin Hospital. He retired from Anaconda American Brass Co. Services were held at Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church. Interment was at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery under the direction of John Adzima Funeral Home.

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IFFLAND, Mildred
TORRINGTON, CONNECTICUT: Mildred E. Iffland, 98, died October 16, 2009 at Valerie Manor in Torrington. She was born September 4, 1911 in Goshen to the late Leroy Marsh and Emma Harriet Peck Iffland. She was a retired secretary and bookkeeper, and worked for Hendey Machine Co., Fitzgerald Manufacturing Co., Toll Gate Dairy, and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. She resided in Palm Bay, FL, and later returned to Torrington. She was a former Girl Scout, and enjoyed knitting afghans. She is survived by a sister, Helen I. Tucker of Torrington; a brother, Roger L. Iffland of Torrington; and her nieces and nephews. Burial was at Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Gleeson Mortuary.

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JACKON, Jean
WILLIMANTIC, CONNECTICUT: Jean Ostrowski Jackon, 90, died September 2, 2007. She was born June 18, 1917 to John and Antonina Ostrowski. She attended St. Joseph Church. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, including Henry Pietrowski (Anita) of Norwich; and a cousin, Rae Pelligrinelli of Enfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward "Eddie" Jackon; a sister, Helen Pietrowski; and a brother, Stanley Ostrowski. Services were held at St. Joseph Church. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery by Potter Funeral Home.

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JACKSON, Anabelle
NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT: Anabelle Jackson, 64, died December 6, 2002. She was born December 8, 1937 to William and Julia Sebastian Jackson. She was an elder of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation, and volunteered at area soup kitchens. She is survived by five children, Diane Jackson Fisher, David Jackson, Angela Jackson, Ronald Jackson "Lone Wolf", and Maria Jackson; a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley Jackson Oates and Robert Oates; 10 grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Fletcher. Burial was at Elm Grove Cemetery under the direction of Dinoto Funeral Home.

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JANKOWSKI, Edward
TORRINGTON, CONNECTICUT: Edward P Jankowski, 90, died February 10, 2009 at the Torrington Rehab Center. He was born July 4, 1918 in Torrington, CT to the late Anthony and Magdalen Jankowski. He worked at Turner and Seymour Manufacturing Co., and also Anaconda American Brass. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by two nephews, Anthony and Paul Jankowski; two nieces, Diane Jankowski and Johanna Buckley; and his great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Ann Yarmal Jankowski; a sister, Susan Szostek; and two brothers, Anthony and Jerry Jankowski. Burial was at New Saint Francis Cemetery by Phalen Funeral Home.

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JONES, Kathleen
BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT: Kathleen Jones, 79, died October 1, 2005. She was born January 31, 1926 to the late Foster and Plummie Donald. She is survived by her husband, Alfred Jones; her sons, Leroy and Alvin Jones; her daughters, Mary Grace (Joseph), Arlene Downs, Sherly Pettway, Virginia Bobo (Robert), Alma, Carol and Linda Jones; a brother, Tutt Jones; her grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Park Cemetery under the direction of George J. Peterson Funeral Home.

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KACHUR, Andrew
STRATFORD, CONNECTICUT: Andrew Kachur, 92, died April 16, 2006. He was born December 4, 1913 in Pastilky, Czechoslovakia to the late John and Anna Kovac Kachur. He was a retired tool and die maker for Hawie Manufacturing Company. He attended the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist, and was a former church officer and member of the board of directors. He is survived by his children, Barbara Hunyadi (Mark) of Trumbull, Andrew J. Kachur, Mary Ann Sandburg (Bruce), and Carole Peterson (Alan), all of Stratford; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Polak Kachur. A requiem funeral service was held at the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery by Adzima Funeral Home.

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KALNINS, Erika
WILLIMANTIC, CONNECTICUT: Erika Kalnins, 93, died June 8, 2005. She was born in Latvia on November 16, 1911 to Marcis and Natalija Broze. She resided in the U.S. since 1949. She retired from American Thread Co. She was a member of the Latvian Lutheran Church, and was a member of a Latvian chorus group. She was a talented seamstress, and was known for her Latvian needlepoint. She enjoyed traveling. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ilze and Richard Avery of San Clemente, CA; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ansis Kalnins. Interment was at the New Willimantic Cemetery by Potter Funeral Home.

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KALWEIT, Irene
WETHERSFIELD, CONNECTICUT: Irene Kalweit, 92, died January 9, 2010. She was the daughter of the late William and Blanche Gajewski Kozlowski. She retired from the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, and attended Corpus Christi Church. She was a member of the Wethersfield Seniors and the Wethersfield Ladies' Senior Golf League, and enjoyed ballroom dancing. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Judith Orzech of West Hartford; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth-Ann and John Hussey of West Hartford; a sister, Florence Pawloski of West Hartford; 4 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; her nieces and nephews; her longtime companion, Henry Kowalczyk of Wethersfield; and her friends. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Walter L. Orzech and Henry Kalweit; and a sister, Sophie Dworak. Services were held at Corpus Christi Church. Interment was at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery by Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home.

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KARI, Hilja
EAST LYME, CONNECTICUT: Hilja Kari died February 27, 1965 at her residence. She was born in Finland. She was a longtime U.S. resident, and worked as a caretaker for a private estate. She was survived by a son, William R. Kari. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Kari; a daughter, Helen Kari; and a son, Walter A. Kari, who died in World War II. Arrangements were handled by Alderson-Pretis Funeral Home.

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KETELHUT, Edna
MYSTIC, CONNECTICUT: Edna P. Fougere Ketelhut, 96, died May 17, 2003. She was born October 15, 1906 in New Brunswick, Canada to William and Celina Fougere. She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Banky of Mystic, and Helen A. Marsh of North Stonington; three sons, John "Jack" Papke of Wallingford, Richard Papke of Lakeland, FL, and William Papke of Vero Beach, FL; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Alfred Papke and Emil Ketelhut. Services were held at St. Thomas More Church. Burial was at Elm Grove Cemetery under the direction of Dinoto Funeral Home.

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KHOURY, Lebra
GROTON, CONNECTICUT: Lebra A. Khoury, 93, died January 17, 2011 at the Fairview Odd Fellows Home in Groton. She was born May 4, 1917 in New London to Archangelo and Augusta Pesolio Patrizi. She attended St. Ann's Melkite Catholic Church, and was a member of the American Lebanese Syrian Society. She enjoyed cooking. Survivors include a daughter, Yvonne Simmons (Denzell) of Windermere, FL; a son, Albert Khoury (Lucia) of Groton; her grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Taft A. Khoury. Services were held at St. Ann Melkite Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Mary Cemetery under the direction of Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home.

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KILLION, Sister Mary Theresa
WILTON, CONNECTICUT: Sr. M. Theresa Margaret Killion, 91, of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, died May 25, 2007 at Lourdes Health Center. She was born in York Harbor, ME. She held a master's degree in education from Boston University, and was a middle school and high school teacher for over 45 years. She taught at St. John Napomucene in Bridgeport, St. Amselm's in Brooklyn, NY, St. Boniface in Philadelphia, PA, and our Lady of Pepetual Help in New York, NY. She retired in 1998. She is survived by a nephew, Michael Killion of Norwood, MA; and her grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Services were held at the SSND Villa Chapel. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Bethel under the direction of Bracken Donovan Spodnick Funeral Home.

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KOZIKOWSKI, Stella
TERRYVILLE, CONNECTICUT: Stella Kozikowski, 90, died September 12, 2007. She was born September 20, 1916 to Joseph and Helen Cybulski Kozikowski. She retired from Superior Electric Company of Bristol, and attended St. Casimir Church. She is survived by a sister, Louise Grela of Terryville; two brothers, Stephen Kozikowski and Benjamin Kozikowski, both of Terryville; her nieces and nephews, including Denise (David) Maslak; and her great-nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Casimir Church. Interment was at St. Mary Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home.

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KULSCAR, William
NORWALK, CONNECTICUT: William Kulscar, 81, died October 15, 1985. He was born in Union City, and retired from Hain Brothers Concrete Block Co. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecile Roux Kulscar. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery by Collins Funeral Home.

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