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Date: Saturday, 12 October 2013, at 11:29 p.m.

Jeffrey S. Stearns, 56,

clothing firm sales rep

Jeffrey S. Stearns, 56, of Ridgewood, N.J., a former Greenwich resident, died Sunday, Dec. 29, at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in New Brunswick, N.J.

He died of complications from leukemia, according to his sister, Barbara S. Martin of Tyngsboro, Mass.

He was born in Queens, N.Y., on Oct. 14, 1946, the son of Barbara S. Stearns of Nashua, N.H., and the late Stanley L. Stearns.

Mr. Stearns' family lived in Greenwich from 1962 until 1994. He attended Greenwich schools and graduated from Utica College of Syracuse University.

Mr. Stearns worked for Russell Athletic Wear in marketing and as the Northeast sales representative for 11 years.

In addition to his mother and his sister, he is survived by a son, Christopher Stearns, and a daughter, Kirsty Stearns, both of East Norwich, N.Y.; a brother, Stanley L. Stearns of Cincinnati; and another sister, Pamela Frushour of Westford, Mass.

A memorial service is planned for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the United Methodist Church, 10 Church St., Westford. A private burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery in West Hartford.

Jane B. O'Neill

December 3, 2003

Jane B. O'Neill, 83, of Stuart, Fla., a former Greenwich resident, died Saturday, Nov. 22, at home.

She died of natural causes, according to her family.

Mrs. O'Neill was a nursery school teacher at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Riverside and at First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich for many years.

Born Feb. 1, 1920, in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Jerome and Ruth Beller. She was the granddaughter of W. Grant Egbert, the founder of Ithaca Conservatory of Music, now known as Ithaca College.

Mrs. O'Neill graduated from Ithaca College in 1942 with a bachelor's degree in fine arts.

She lived in Greenwich from 1962 to 1985. An accomplished musician, she was proficient at piano, cello and violin.

She enjoyed playing tennis and was an avid sailor of Comets on Canandaigua Lake, one of the Finger Lakes in New York.

Mrs. O'Neill is survived by her husband of 57 years, John O'Neill of Stuart, Fla.; a daughter, Sheila A. Mackler of Miami; a son, John J. O'Neill Jr. of Darien; and three grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at a time to be determined by the family.

Michael J. Mottolese

December 3, 2003

Michael J. Mottolese, 95, of Virginia Beach, Va., a native of Greenwich, died Monday, Dec. 1, at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Va.

He died of natural causes, according to his family.

Mr. Mottolese managed Architectural Tile & Marble in Greenwich.

Born Dec. 8, 1907, in Greenwich, he was a son of the late Joseph S. and Teresa Salvatore Mottolese.

Mr. Mottolese attended Cornell University but left after two years to run Architectural Tile & Marble.

In 1950, he moved to Woodstock, N.Y., where he continued his tile and marble work in addition to contract building.

In Greenwich, he played baseball and ice hockey with the Bruce Park Athletic Club. In New York, he was president of the Woodstock Country Club.

Mr. Mottolese retired in 1973 and moved to Virginia Beach.

He is survived by a daughter, Maureen Mottolese Noonan of Virginia Beach; a brother, Joseph J. Mottolese of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Sullivan Mottolese, in 1987.

Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow, at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 31 Arch St., Greenwich.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Church, 178 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich.

Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, 35 Parsonage Road, Greenwich.'

Raynal C. Bolling

December 3, 2003

Raynal C. Bolling, 93, of Greenwich, died Monday, Dec. 1, at his home.

He died of natural causes, according to his family.

Mr. Bolling owned and operated Ray Bolling Inc., a manufacturer's representative company, which later became Bolling-Ryan Inc. in Greenwich.

Born April 7, 1910, in New York City, he was the son of the late Colonel Raynal C. and Anna Phillips Bolling. Colonel Bolling was a founder of the U.S. Army Air Force, as it was then called, and is the namesake of Bolling Field in Washington, D.C. A statue of him stands on Arch Street opposite the Post Office in Greenwich.

His mother, Anna Phillips, came from the Boston family that founded the preparatory schools Phillips Andover Academy and Phillips Academy at Exeter.

Mr. Bolling graduated from Brunswick School in 1928 and Bowdoin College in 1932.

To celebrate his graduation he bought a $300 lifeboat from the ocean liner Utawana, in which he and a classmate cruised up the Hudson River, through the Erie Canal, across the Great Lakes to Chicago, down the Drainage Canal and Illinois River to the Mississippi River, on to New Orleans, across the Gulf of Mexico to Florida and up the east coast to Greenwich. After 7,000 miles, seven months and many articles to the Greenwich Time he began his professional career.

Mr. Bolling owned and operated Bolling Farms of Greenwich and Danbury from 1928 to 1968.

He was hired by Palmer Marine Engine Co. in Cos Cob in 1933 at 25 cents per hour. From 1933 to 1968, he progressed from engine assembler to production manager to vice president and president. Palmer Marine Engine Co., under his guidance, built six marine engines per day for the Liberty Boat program during World War II.

In 1938 Mr. Bolling built, on the family farm, the 38-foot boat "Blackhawk," in which he traveled 15,000 miles along the coast and around Cuba demonstrating Palmer engines. Later, he donated "Blackhawk" to the Greenwich Harbor Police.

As president of Palmer Marine Engine Co., Mr. Bolling was a founding member and later president of the Yacht Safety Bureau, president of American Boat and Yacht Council and vice president of the National Association of Engine and Boat Manufacturers.

In 1969, he retired from Palmer and formed Ray Bolling Inc., a manufacturer's representative company. Later, he took Ed Ryan as a partner and renamed the company Bolling-Ryan Inc. It represented several machine shops and companies until 1998, when he retired.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Georgette Bolling of Greenwich; a sister, Patricia Harding of Long Grove, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Anna Clark and Diana Carroll.

All services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the World United Church, 25 Van Zant St., Norwalk, CT 06855.

Ella A. Ambrogio

December 3, 2003

Ella Ann Ambrogio, 73, of Greenwich, died Monday, Dec. 1, at Greenwich Hospital.

She died of cancer, according to her family.

Born Dec. 4, 1929, in Port Chester, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Ellen Angeley Carriero. She graduated from Port Chester High School.

Mrs. Ambrogio graduated from Port Chester High School.

She was a member of the AARP Chapter 25 and the Viennese Society in Port Chester.

She enjoyed cooking and baking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Ambrogio is survived by two sons, Anthony Ambrogio of Sandy Hook and John Ambrogio of Greenwich; a daughter, Denise Warzoha of Greenwich; a brother, Joseph Carriero of Greenwich; a sister, Rose Caruso of Greenwich; and seven grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Carmen Ambrogio, in 2001; two brothers, Carlo Carriero and Frank Carriero; and a sister, Peggy Piper.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Roch Church, 10 St. Roch Ave., Byram.

Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, 35 Parsonage Road, Greenwich.

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