Marea K. DelGiudice
CHESHIRE -- Marea K. DelGiudice, 75, of 285 Fenn Road, Cheshire, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002 at Elim Park, Cheshire.
Born Dec. 9, 1926 in Nanticoke, Pa., a daughter of the late Patrick and Jennie (Sheridan) Riordan, she lived in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for many years. She was an inspector at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 18 years before retiring in 1990.
She leaves two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael DelGiudice of Bristol, Robert and Mary DelGiudice of Woodstock, Ga.; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Debra DelGiudice and Michael Widner of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Patricia DelGiudice of Bristol, Kathlyn and Gary Fournier of Rocky Hill, Susan and Kevin Donovan of Cheshire and Sharon and Dennis Gallagher of Wolcott; a sister, Betty Ostopovich of Wallingford; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will he held Friday at 9 a.m. from DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol to St. Joseph Church for a Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of CT., 33 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492.
Richard E. Hoyle
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Richard Edmund Hoyle, 47, formerly of Connecticut, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002 in Methodist Hospital. He was the husband of Jill (Drake) Hoyle.
Mr. Hoyle worked for UTC Pratt & Whitney as a quality control engineer and was currently employed with them.
Besides his wife, Jill he is survived by his parents, Edmund and Virginia (Hagerty) Hoyle; and brothers, Gary R. and David W. Hoyle.
Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Crown Hill Cemetery, Gothic Chapel, Indiana. The Crown Hill Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
VISTA, Calif. -- Harold Owen "Bud" Quinlan, 80, died Saturday, July 13, 2002 in Santa Monica of natural causes.
Born Feb. 12, 1922, in Connecticut, he lived in Vista, Calif., for 15 years. He lived in Madison and Meriden. He retired from H.O. Quinlan and Associates. He was a successful entrepreneur for more than 20 years. he received a master's in business administration from Wharton School of Business and a bachelor's degree in science from the University of Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Quinlan is survived by his son, Thomas Harold Quinlan of Seattle, Wash.; daughters, Christine Quinlan Bishop of Pacific Palisades and Della Quinlan Dodds of Los Gatos, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
A Mass was celebrated July 26 at St. Francis Church in Vista with the Rev. Brendan McKeever officiating. Interment was in Eternal Hills Memorial Park with Rev. McKeever officiating. Eternal Hills Mortuary had charge of arrangements.
Lydia Swantek Totz
WALLINGFORD -- Lydia Swantek Totz, 94, formerly of Wallingford, North Haven and Boynton Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002 in Middlesex Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank C. Totz, Sr.
Mrs. Totz was born in Old Forge, Pa., Sept. 10, 1908, a daughter of the late John and Mary Kania Swantek, and had been a Wallingford resident for many years, and a Meriden resident for several years until retiring to Boynton Beach. She was a parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Church and was a member of the Wallingford Grange, where she was awarded the Golden Sheaf Certificate in recognition of 50 years of membership.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law; Frank C. Totz Jr. and Barbara R. Totz of Wallingford; her three grandchildren, Ruth Totz Gaffey and her husband, James Gaffey of Wallingford, Donna Totz Cyr and her husband, Michael Cyr of Duluth, Ga., and Robert F. Totz and his wife, Jill Totz of Norwich, Vt.; her five great-grandchildren, Margaret Gaffey, Peter Gaffey, Daniel Cyr, Kevin Cyr and Bonnie Cardillo; her three sisters, Kathryn (Mrs. August) Elyett of Wallingford, Pauline (Mrs. Harry) Bernardoni of Yalesville and Frances Swantek of Wallingford; her brother, Felix Swantek and his wife, Elsie Swantek of Cheshire; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Rose Cyprinski, Anna Merski and Agnes LeBlanc; and three brothers, Frank Swantek, Jacob Swantek, and Joseph Swantek.
Her family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, Friday from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. when the funeral cortege will proceed to Most Holy Trinity Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. Gifts in her memory may be sent to Middlesex Hospice 28 Crescent St., Middletown, CT. 06457.
WALLINGFORD -- Reno Bandecchi, 100, formerly of South Orchard, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the Westfield Care and Rehabilitation Center in Meriden. He was the beloved husband of the late Julia "Gigliosa" Bandecchi.
Born in Cascina, Italy, Feb. 9, 1902, he was a son of the late Egedio and Letizia Bandini Bandecchi, he had been a Wallingford resident for many years. He was employed by the International Silver Company for many years until his retirement, and was a member of the Libro Pensiero Society of Wallingford. He was a parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Church in Wallingford.
He is survived by his two daughters and son-in-law, Lillian and Lowell Hershey, of Portage, Mich., and Vilma B. (Mrs. Angelo R.) Ribera of Meriden; his two sons and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Evelyn Bandecchi of Wallingford and Reno J. Bandecchi and friend, Casmir Komaniak of Pittsburgh, Pa.; his 12 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Angelo R. Ribera, his great grandson, Angelo Ribera; and his brother, Nello Bandecchi.
His family will receive relatives and friends in the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St., Ext., Wallingford Saturday from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. when the funeral cortege will proceed to Most Holy Trinity Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery in Wallingford.
WALLINGFORD -- Barbara O'Connell Brown, 74, of Sunrise Circle, Wallingford, died Thursday Sept. 19, 2002 in her home. She was the beloved wife of Henry W. Brown.
Born in New Haven, March 21, 1928, a daughter of the late Arthur and Melba Butterworth O'Connell, she was a Wallingford resident since 1955. She had been employed by SNET for 15 years until her retirement many years ago. She was a parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Church.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Brown is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Rob Ennis of Wallingford; her three grandchildren, Kelly Rosenthal, Kari Ennis and Robert Ennis; her great-grandson, Christopher Rosenthal; her brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Regina O'Connell of Shelton; and several nieces and nephews.
Her family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St., Ext., Wallingford, Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8 a.m. from The Wallingford Funeral Home, when the funeral cortege will proceed to Most Holy Trinity Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m.. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Meriden.
MERIDEN -- Dianne Ellsworth of 62 Harrington St., Meriden, passed away after a brief illness, at in the loving presence of her sisters. She was 55.
Diane is survived by her father, Kenneth Ellsworth of Becket, Mass.; sisters, Judy Warner of New Britain, Kathy Matthews of Middletown; a brother, Gary Ellsworth and his lady, Diane Wolcott of Coventry, R.I. Born in Bangor, Maine to Ethel Know Ellsworth (deceased 2/28/02) she leaves beloved cousins, Gail and Peter D'Agostino of North Haven, Roberta Trafton of Hamden, James Ellsworth of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; her aunt, Cecelia Ellsworth of Hamden; her dog, Coco; and many more family members and friends. Constant companions at her side in her final days were close special friends, Greg Steltner of New Britain and Barbara Ritchie of Meriden.
Diane was employed at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford for the last seven years as a professional administrator. She was a 1996 graduate of Hillhouse High School in New Haven.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Connecticut Hospice of Branford. Her family will be planning a memorial tribute to celebrate her life at a date to be determined. There will be a private burial service with her mother at an appropriate time in Stillwater, Maine. Farrell Funeral Home of New Britain has charge of arrangements.
Mary T. Hill
MERIDEN -- Mary T. Hill , 90, wife of the late Donald Hill passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002 at the Curtis Home, Meriden.
She was born July 23, 1912 in Meriden, a daughter of the late Albert and Matilda (Kumnick) Stoltmann.
Mary is survived by two sons, Robert Hill and his wife, Karen of Durham and John Hill and his wife, Lucy of North Granby; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. at Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Burial will be at the Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Richard E. Hoyle
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Richard E. Hoyle, 47, husband of Jill (Drake) Hoyle passed away unexpectedly at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., Monday, Sept. 16, 2002.
He was born on June 24, 1955. Rick was employed as a Quality Control Engineer for UTC/Pratt & Whitney with various domestic and international assignments. A subscriber to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and a supporter of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Rick was an avid gardener and physical fitness enthusiast. He was a graduate of Mark T. Sheehan High School and the Pratt & Whitney Apprentice Program.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his parents Edmund C and Virginia (Hagerty) Hoyle of Wallingford; two brothers, Gary R. Hoyle of Wallingford and David W. and his wife, Tammy (Herb) Hoyle of Meriden; in addition he is survived by two nephews, Michael Hoyle of Wallingford and Paul Hoyle of Middletown; three nieces, Kadi Hoyle of Middletown and Natalie and Isabel Prodan of Indianapolis; he is also survived by his grandmother, Esther Hoyle of Pascoag, R.I.
Services were held at Gothic Chapel, Sept. 19, followed by a Christian burial at the Crown Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Rick's name to the Habitat for Humanity.