Hugh G. Bushell
CHESHIRE -- Hugh G. Bushell, 81, of Mountain Road, Cheshire, died Feb. 19, at the Alzheimer's Resource Center in Plantsville. He was the husband of Louise L. Bushell.
He was a graduate of Brown University. He retired in 1984 from Anaconda Am-erican Brass Co. in Waterbury as a civil engineer. He was a longtime member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Cheshire, where he served on the vestry and as junior warden. He was also a former member of the New Haven chapter of the U.S. Power Squadron.
Besides his wife, he leaves a brother, William S. Bushell of Lusby, Md.; a daughter, Edith E. Bushell of Vernon; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Ellen B. Tomlinson of Huntington, Vt.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 59 Main St., Cheshire. Burial will be a the convenience of his family. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Episcopal Church. The Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 S. Main St., is in charge of arrangements.
Theresa E. Egan
MERIDEN -- Theresa E. Egan, 97, formerly of 64 Franklin St., wife of the late Michael Egan, died Feb. 19, 1999, in Westfield Care and Rehab.
Born in Meriden, June 28, 1901, daughter of the late Karl and Anna (Olschefske) Buchholz. She had resided in the Meriden area most of her life and had attended St. Mary's School. Mrs. Egan was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church and a member of the St. Elizabeth Society.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Egan of Wallingford and Patricia Lobb of Meriden; three grandchildren, John and Deborah Lobb, Ann and Chester Fischer and Brenda Lobb; five great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Michael Lobb, and Garret, Ryan and Nicole Fischer; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Egan was predeceased by two sisters, Ann Kapitzke and Sister Mary of the Precious Blood, M.S.M.B.T.; five brothers, Joseph and William Warnke, and Francis, Charles and John Buchholz.
The funeral procession will be leaving on Monday morning at 10:15 a.m. from the John J. Ferry Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., for a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. Mary Church. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery in the spring. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, Feb. 21, (TODAY), from 3 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Mary's Church, 5 Sherman Place, Meriden, CT 06451.
James S. Hemstock Sr.
WALLINGFORD -- James S. Hemstock Sr., 62, of 6 Shweky Court, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford. He was the husband of Alberta Florio Hemstock.
Mr. Hemstock was born in New Haven on Aug. 23, 1936, and was the son of the late Charles L. and Stephanie Lis Hemstock. He was the co-owner of New England Flooring Supply and was a parishioner of SS. Peter & Paul Church of Wallingford.
Besides his wife, he leaves sons, James S. Hemstock Jr. of North Haven, Keith and Scott Hemstock, both of Wallingford; a sister, Sharon Valentino of Seymour; brothers, Charles Hemstock of West Haven and Ernest Hemstock of Wallingford; and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard Hemstock.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., North Haven, Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in SS. Peter & Paul Church at 9 a.m. Interment will follow in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Hospice or Newington Children's Hospital
Chester J. Kosinski
MERIDEN -- Chester J. Kosinski, 78, of 42 Peacock Drive, husband of 47 years to Anna (Sczurek) Kosinski, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999.
He was born March 2, 1920, in Meriden, and was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Pietre-wicz) Kosinski. Mr. Kosinski was a lifelong resident of Meriden and was educated in local schools. He was the owner and operator of Chet's Luncheonette in Wallingford for 21 years and retired from the Meriden Board of Education in 1995. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Chet was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church and was a longtime collector for the noon Mass. He was a former treasurer of the Polish National Alliance and a former member of the White Eagles. Chet was a semi-pro baseball player with local teams and an avid fisherman.
Besides his wife, Anna, he leaves two brothers, Edward J. of Meriden and Peter Sr. of Guilford; two sisters, Hedwig K. Papallo and Ann Smith, both of Meriden; two granddaughters, Laurel Franke and Jessica Carrero, both of Meriden; and five great-grandchildren, C.J., Kayla, Joey, Josh and Melissa. He was predeceased by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Barbara Bray; a brother, Joseph; and two grandsons, John and Chet Bray.
His funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, in St. Stanislaus Church for a Mass of Christian burial. The committal service will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Stempien Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden, on Monday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass.
MERIDEN -- Hilda (Steinbeck) Mikulcza, 83, of 20 Davis St., wife of Michael Mikulcza Sr., died on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at MidState Medical Center.
Born in Evarts, Alberta, Canada, on Jan. 31, 1916, daughter of the late Charles D. and Clara (Rasmussen) Steinbeck. The family moved from Weston, W.Va., to Meriden in 1946. Mrs. Mikulcza had been employed by Friedman's Variety Store and Phillip's Pharmacy many years ago.
Besides her husband, Michael, she is survived by one son, Michael Mikulcza Jr. of Meriden; one daughter and son-in-law, Martha (Taylor) and Edwin F. Biestek of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Meriden; one sister, Marie S. Hinkle of Clarksburg, W.Va.; one son-in-law, Donald Mansfield of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Paul D. Frazier and his wife, Joan of Hardin, Ill., James E. Frazier and his wife, Della of Dallas, Elizabeth (Frazier) and Jeffrey A. Truman of Arvada, Colo., Pamela (Frazier) and Donald H. Whitman of Meeker, Okla., Melissa (Rasted) and Barry Colbath of Largo, Fla., and David H. Rasted; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Hilda is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Frederick Nelson Steinbeck Jr. and his wife, Barbara, and Rosemary S. Olchefski and her husband, Albert, all of Meriden, Betty Ann Steinbeck of Manchester and John Gerard of Seattle. Mrs. Mikulcza was predeceased by two daughters, Joycelyn (Taylor) Rasted of Meriden (1973), and Constance (Taylor) Mansfield of Jacksonville, Fla. (1998); her great-grandchild, Rachel Frazier of Hardin, Ill. (1991); five brothers, Franklin H. Steinbeck Sr. of Greenville, N.C., Edwin Steinbeck and William Steinbeck of Weston, W.Va., Joseph Steinbeck of Cary, N.C., and Frederick Nelson Steinbeck Sr. of Meriden.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at Hubbard Chapel in Walnut Grove Cemetery. At Hilda's request, there will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 188, North Haven, CT 06473. Arrangement are under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden.
Josephine M. Pizzonia
MERIDEN -- Josephine M. Izzo Pizzonia, 73, beloved wife of Frank S. Pizzonia, of Allen Avenue, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999.
Mrs. Pizzonia was born in Meriden, Oct. 9, 1925, a daughter of the late Anthony and Rose Ger-emia Izzo, and was a lifelong resident of Meriden and Wallingford. She had been the cook at St. Joseph Rectory for many years, and had also been a parishioner and soloist there and in several other churches in this area. She was a member of the Meriden Council of Catholic Women.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jo and Chris Teague of Clinton, and Roseann and Clarence Gant of South Meriden; her sister and brother-in-law, Mary I. and Emil J. Lawrence of Wallingford; her six grandchildren, Jonathan and Chris Masterson, Justin and Daniel Teague, and C.J. and Frank Gant; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Ann Schoenfeld, Amelia Maietta and Bridget Gaetano.
Her family will receive relatives and friends at the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford, Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8 a.m. from the Wallingford Funeral Home, when the funeral cortege will proceed to St. Joseph Church, Meriden, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Interment will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the Josephine M. Pizzonia Memorial Fund, c/o Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford, CT 06492.
Robert L. Bradley
MCMINNVILLE, Ore. - Robert L. Bradley, 66, formerly of North Haven, Conn., died on Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at Life Care Center in McMinnville after a lengthy illness. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Dec. 7, 1932, he was the son of the late Clifford and Miriam (Fritz) Bradley. Mr. Bradley was employed for many years by Raymond Engineering. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, having served with the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Kevin Pelletier of South Meriden; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Daniel L. Bradley of Hudson, N.H., and Thomas L. and Melina Bradley of Meriden; and seven grandchildren. Mr. Bradley was predeceased by a brother, Douglas Bradley.
Funeral services with military honors will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at 1:45 p.m. in the chapel of the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Neurology Research Donations Development Office, UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT 06034-4032. Arrangements are under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden.
HAMDEN - Dellar Crumrine, age 108, widow of the late Harold Crumrine, died at the Whitney Center in Hamden, Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999.
Mrs. Crumrine was the daughter of the late Celesta (Esten) and Louis Cook of Woonsocket, R.I. She was educated in Woonsocket schools, and graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1913. She lived in Cheshire for 46 years, where she was secretary treasurer of Cheshire Public Health Department and financial secretary at the First Congregational Church until her retirement. She was also active in many other community activities.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law; Helen and David Ferguson of Wallingford, and by a son and daughter-in-law ; Rodney and Elaine Crumrine of Bethel, six grandchildren; Marilyn Ehler of Wallingford, Carol Ehler of Lexington, Mass., Linda Coffman of Sarasota, Fla., Sharon Crumrine of Boston, and David Crumrine of Philadelphia, and Brian Crumrine of San Francisco. She is also survived by six step-grandchildren; Debra Voelker, Mary G. Lynn and David S. Ferguson Jr., all of Wallingford; Cynthia Ligos of Norwalk, Richard Mitchell Jr., and Kimberly Mitchell, both of Bethel.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service at the First Congregational Church of Cheshire, Sunday, March 7, 1999, at 2 p.m. Memorial gifts may be may to the charity of one's choice.
John F. DiGiovanni
MERIDEN - John F. DiGiovanni, 65, of 163 Edgemark Acres, died Thursday Feb. 18, 1999, at MidState Medical Center. He was the husband of Dolores (Barbuta) DiGiovanni.
Born May 28, 1933, in Meriden, son of Frances (Ferrari) DiGiovanni of Meriden and the late John DiGiovanni. He was the former president and owner of DiGiovanni Realty. Mr. DiGiovanni was a veteran of the U. S. Army during the Korean conflict.
Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by three sons, John and his wife, Carol DiGiovanni, of North Haven, David DiGiovanni of Meriden, and Robert and his wife, Bonnie, of Corinth, N.Y.; two daughters, Lori Zamlowski of Lake Carmel, N.Y., and Leesa DiGiovanni of Yalesville; seven grandchildren, Dominick, Amy, Anthony, and Devon DiGiovanni, Joshua and Jessica Zamlowski, and Nicholas John DiGiovanni; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Monday, Feb. 22, at noon at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery in Southington. Calling hours will be Monday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.
Theresa E. Egan
MERIDEN - Theresa E. Egan, 97, formerly of 64 Franklin St., wife of the late Michael Egan, died Feb. 19, 1999, in Westfield Care and Rehab.
Born in Meriden, June 28, 1901, daughter of the late Karl and Anna Olschefske Buchholz. She had resided in the Meriden area most of her life and had attended St. Mary's School. Mrs. Egan was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church and a member of the St. Elizabeth Society.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Egan of Wallingford and Patricia Lobb of Meriden; three grandchildren, John and Deborah Lobb, Ann and Chester Fisher and Brenda Lobb; five great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Michael Lobb, and Garret, Ryan and Nicole Fischer; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Egan was predeceased by two sisters, Ann Kapitzke and Sister Mary of the Precious Blood, M.S.M.B.T.; five brothers, Joseph and William Warnke, and Francis, Charles and John Buchholz.
Funeral from John J. Ferry Funeral Home, Monday, Feb 22, at 10:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, Feb. 21, from 3-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Mary's Church, 5 Sherman Place, Meriden, CT. 06451.