SOUTHINGTON — Elizabeth "Betty" (Andrews) Makrewicz of Plantsville died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Bradley Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Vincent J. "Red" Makrewicz.
Born Jan. 15, 1922, in Dunlo, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Totin) Andrews. She was a graduate of New Britain High School. She retired from Lake Eyelet Mfg. Co. She enjoyed gardening and cooking and was well known among her friends and family for her "holupki" and "Aunt Bett" sandwiches.
Elizabeth is survived by a daughter, Joanne Rising and her husband, David, of Plantsville; two brothers, Michael Andrews and his wife, Ruth, and Andrew Andrews and his wife, Arlene, all of East Hartford; two sisters, Mary Grip and Ann Devokaitis, both of New Britain; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special caring friends, Charlotte, Dana and Jeanne, Mary Rose and Roger, and her buddy, Hero. She was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Stochmal and Susan Tocoinis, both of New Britain; and by her beloved grandson, Gary Vincent Falco.
Funeral services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Plantsville Memorial Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville, with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.Friends and family may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the funeral home.
SOUTHINGTON — Antoinette Maro, 79, of 76 Kane St., died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at the Southington Care Center.
Born March 31, 1919, in Bristol, daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Graziano) Maro. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church and a member of the Calendar House.
She is survived by two brothers, Frank Maro of Bristol and Joseph Maro of Torrington; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., to St. Thomas Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.
HAMDEN — Pasqualina "Pat" Canepari Merlone, 77, of 170 School St., died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Milford Hospital. She was the widow of William Joseph Merlone Sr.
Mrs. Merlone was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Woodbridge, a daughter of the late Lorenzo and Innocente Gabela Canepari. She lived in Hamden for more than 55 years.
She leaves two daughters, Frances M. Hackerman of Hamden and Patricia Gagliardi of Wallingford; a son, William J. Merlone Jr.; and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by four sisters, Mary Canepari, Josephine Perrotti, Evelyn Canepari, Frances Scarpace, and two brothers, Fred Canepari and Joseph Canepari.
Funeral at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, from Beecher and Bennett, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, followed at 9 a.m. by a Mass of Christian burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Hamden. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hamden. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the funeral home.
GARDINER, Maine — Evelyn Kranich Nott, 88, widow of Kenneth Armstrong Nott, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998.
She was born Feb. 9, 1910, in Southington, Conn., a daughter of Julius Kranich, Freda Burkhardt Kranich Bennett and her stepfather, Walter W. Bennett of Meriden. She was a graduate of Meriden High School and, after graduating from Meriden Hospital School of Nursing, she worked as a visiting nurse in Meriden.
She is survived by her children, Kenneth Allen Nott and Judith Marinetti, both of Farmingdale, Maine; Cynthia Smith of Chelsea, Maine; Joan Morrison of New Milford, Conn.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Kenneth A. Nott Memorial Fund, Gardiner Public Library, Gardiner, ME 04345.
Walter S. Ptak
MIDDLETOWN — Walter "Pete" S. Ptak, 81, of Spencer Drive, Middletown, husband of Barbara (Dittman) Ptak, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at the Middlesex Hospital.
He was born in Middletown, son of the late Peter and Martha (Rybczyk) Ptak. A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army. Prior to his retirement, he was employed at the former Weiner's Auto Parts. Pete was well-known in the Middletown area as an avid golfer, and played at the Lyman Meadows Golf Course. He was a longtime member of the former Edgewood Golf Course in Cromwell.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Peter W. Ptak of Middletown; a daughter, Lynne A. Ptak of Meriden; three sisters, Anna Scripo and Sophie DiMauro, both of Middletown, and Stella Comeau of Mystic; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Bruno, Frank and Stanley Ptak, and a sister, Genevieve Syc.
The military funeral will take place at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, from the Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., followed by an 11 a.m. funeral liturgy in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Middletown. Burial will be in the State Veterans Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the Biega Funeral Home.
Jerry R. Rossi
SOUTHINGTON — Jerry R. Rossi, 77, of 37 N.W. 46th Avenue, Delray Beach, Fla., formerly of Waterbury, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at the home of his daughter in Southington. He was the husband of Marie (DiOrio) Rossi.
He was born Sept. 29, 1921, in Belleville, N.J., a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Sparacio) Rossi. He was vice president of Arbor Homes retiring in 1978. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran.
Besides his wife of Delray Beach, he is survived by two sons, Paul Rossi of Ledyard and Joseph Rossi of Boynton Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Joanne Mottola of Southington, Geri Rossi of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Wendy Rafala of Southington; a brother, Mario Rossi of Waterbury; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A military funeral will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. from the Maiorano Funeral Home, 95 Willow St., Waterbury to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Waterbury, for a Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury. Calling hours are Thursday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Rafael M. Santiago
NEW HAVEN — Rafael Marquez Santiago, of 355 Ferry St., died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998.
He was the father of Gedulio and Rafael Vega; brother of Catalina Gomez, Tomasa Burgos, Atillio, Rafael, Felix and the Rev. Emilio Marquez. He is also survived by three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, Louis Vega.
The funeral will be held at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, from the Iovanne Funeral Home Inc., 11 Wooster Place, New Haven. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 9 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Norma M. Sieg
MERIDEN — Norma M. Sieg, 61, of 189 Curtis St., died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at MidState Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
Born in Meriden, May 24, 1937, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Mary (Kelley) Sieg. She had lived in Meriden all her life and attended local schools. She was employed by Southern New England Telephone Co. for 35 years, retiring 10 years ago. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church and a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the Pioneer Club of SNET Co., a business agent for operators of the SNET Union, a charter member of the Actors Playhouse of Meriden and a member of the Southington Actors Community Group.
She is survived by a sister, Theresa M. Beaudry of Meriden; a sister-in-law, Theresa Hines of Meriden; and by a nephew and his wife, Richard and Jacqueline Hines of Meriden; and several cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth M. Sieg, and by a brother, James J. Hines.
The funeral will be held 9:15 a.m. Saturday from the John J. Ferry and Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., and at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Joseph School Fund, c/o 159 W. Main St., Meriden CT 06451.
Charles L. Migliore
MERIDEN — Charles L. Migliore, 79, husband of Lorraine (L'Heureux) Migliore, died on Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at Westfield Care & Rehab Center in Meriden.
Born in Cheshire on June 19, 1919, he was the son of the late Anthony and Antoinette Migliore. He attended schools in Cheshire and Meriden. Mr. Migliore was owner and operator of the Melody Luncheonette from 1952 until 1965 when redevelopment put him out of business. He then went to work for the city of Meriden as director of the Work Experience Program and administered this program for 20 years. Upon retirement he decided to run for councilman at large in 1987. He won a seat and served for four years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Navy.
Besides his wife, Lorraine, he is survived by two stepdaughters, Linda Rothle Popovich of Meriden and Joyce Rothle Balzer of Whitehouse, Texas; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Albanese of Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers, John Migliore of Seattle, Wash., and Leonard Miller of Garden City, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Frank, Joseph, Rocco Migliore and Anthony Miller.
The funeral will be held on Monday at 8:15 a.m. from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., and at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Burial with military honors will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 188, North Haven, CT 06473, or to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 109 Goodwill Ave., Meriden, CT 06451.