WALLINGFORD -- Michael Glowacki, 77, of Third St., Wallingford, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002 in Middlesex Hospital in Middletown. He was the beloved husband of Zofia Szeliga Glowacki.
Born in the Ukraine, April 14, 1925, a son of the late Wasyl and Maria Glowacki, he was a Wallingford resident for many years. He had been employed by the Allegheny-Ludlum Steel Co., in Wallingford for over 20 years until his retirement. He was a parishioner of SS. Peter and Paul Church.
Besides his wife, Mr. Glowacki is survived by his four daughters and two sons-in-law, Elizabeth M. Barberino and Donald Barberino of Wallingford, Caroline J. Barrante and David K. Barrante of Harwinton, Claudia M. Glowacki and Martha O. Glowacki, both of Wallingford; his grandson Blake D. Barberino; a sister in Poland; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother.
His family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home 809 North Main St., Ext., Wallingford, Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from The Wallingford Funeral Home, when the funeral cortege will proceed to SS. Peter and Paul Church where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to SS. Peter and Paul Church 139 No. Orchard St., Wallingford, CT. 06457 or to the Middlesex Hospice, 28 Crescent St., Middletown, CT. 06457.
Gertrude E. Turton
NORTH KEY LARGO, Fla. -- Gertrude E. (Eggleston) Turton, 86, of 3 Exuma Road, Ocean Riff, North Key Largo, Fla., and a former longtime resident of Meriden and in her later years a resident of Pawcatuck, died Saturday, June 15, 2002 at the Sweet Brook Health Center in Williamstown, Mass. She was married to the late Robert Thomas Turton for 54 years, he died Feb. 23, 1994.
She was born in Meriden, on Feb. 14, 1916, a daughter of the late Arthur Eggleston and Grace (Lane) Eggleston. She was the great-granddaughter of the founder of the Lane Construction Corp in Meriden, and served as a member of the Board of Directors for many years. She graduated from the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Mass., and also was a graduate of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Throughout her life she was an avid golfer and was the Women's Club Champion at the Shuttle Meadow Country Club in New Britain and at the Pine Orchard Club in Branford. In later years she play centered at the Ocean Riff Club in North Key Largo, Fla. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Meriden.
Survivors include one daughter, Jane Fuller of Ivoryton; two sons, Thomas Turton of Tampa, Fla., and Dr. Arthur Turton M.D. of Williamstown, Mass.; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Nickel, Betsy Matambanadzo, Jonathan Turton, Gregory Turton, Daniel Turton, Joshua Turton, Jeffrey Turton and Brian Turton; five great-grandchildren, Ryan Turton, Coby Turton, Zachary Turton, Sydney Turton and Delanie Turton; one sister, Polly Jane Johnson of Ludlow, Vt.; one great-grandson, Howard Stewart Turton predeceased her.
Graveside services will be held Monday, July 1, at 11 a.m. in the family plot in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested for the American Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor's choice through the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams, Mass 01247.
WHITING, N.J. -- Evelyn (Fay) Walsh, 91, of Northvale and Crestwood Village, Whiting, N.J., passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2002.
Before retiring she worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York City. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony's R.C. Church, James F. McGuire Senior Center, and the Golden Ages, all in Northvale.
Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Erin and Richard Greene of Westwood, N.J., Kevin and Pegeen Walsh of Arlington, Va., and Coleen and Eric Clark of Southington; dear sister of Sister Dorothy Fay of Albany, N.Y.; loving grandmother of Christopher and David DeCanio, Kevin Matthew and Katie Walsh and Travis and J.J. Clark; dearest great-grandmother of Kiersten and Alyssa DeCanio.
Funeral from the Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave., Northvale, N.J., (201) 767-3050 on Saturday at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church, Northvale, N.J., at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Irving W. Willey
BELFAST, Maine -- Belfast- Irving William Willey, 94, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, June 19,2002.
Irving was residing at Harbor Hill Health Care Community, Belfast for the past three years after moving from Union, Maine. Irving was born in Beddington, Maine on Feb. 9, 1908, the son of Alice Gaynall Small Willey and William R. Willey. Irving was a direct descendant of lchabod B. Willey, the founder of Cherryfield, Maine. Irving was married to Ethelyn Lousie Ginn on Dec. 7, 1929 in Southwest Harbor, Maine where they resided for many years. Irving worked on the wharf in Manset and for a grocery store before starting a business traveling from Southwest Harbor to the Bucksport area selling fish during the depression. At the beginning of World War II, they moved to South Portland where Irving worked for the shipyard during the war years. Irving then opened his own Mobil gasoline station in Cape Elizabeth. Irving won many awards during his 15 years with Mobil for the excellent service and volume. Irving always went above and beyond the call of duty for his customers including driving a doctor into a Portland hospital to deliver a baby during a very bad blizzard. Irving became a second "father" to several young men that he employed and guided during their youth. He continued to hear from them all during his life. Irving's greatest pleasures in life were his wife, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was always involved in all their endeavors and he supported all that they did. He was a totally devoted family man. In 1964, Irving and Ethelyn moved to Meriden, to work for Carabetta Bros., Inc. Irving was superintendent for an eighty apartment complex and soon rose to be the supervisor of operations of all Carabetta's apartment complexes which totaled over 5000. To the end of his life, Irving would hear from the Carabetta brothers with numerous personal visits that Irving treasured. Joe Carabetta called Irving, "Pop". In 1975, Irving retired and moved to Union, Maine where he was called upon to work for B. M. Clark Co., Inc. Union, Maine, on three separate occasions. Each time he retired, he was called back to work - finally retiring at the age of 78 years old. During his early retirement, Irving enjoyed his vegetable garden and grew the best potatoes around. With the excess vegetables, Irving displayed them on a table in front of his house with a sign saying "Free". When his wife, Ethelyn, became ill, Irving devoted himself to her care. He personally cared for her in their home for 2 1/2 years until her death Aug. 17, 1993. Irving was a member of the Peoples Methodist Church of Union, the Senior Citizens Club and the Methodist Men's Club. He held many offices for each and was very involved. He could be depended upon to carry out any task the clubs needed. Even after he was unable to drive, he would make the many telephone calls needed for the clubs and the prayer chain. Irving was a true Christian and tried daily to live his Methodist faith. Irving and Ethelyn lived in the senior citizens apartments in Union for over 10 years where Irving became the "ambassador" of the apartment complex and fixed small things for each tenant. He would make sure that sick friends were safely tucked into bed at night. On the Senior Citizens Club bus trips, Irving could always be counted on to entertain all with his stories and jokes. He had a very large book filled with all kinds of stories and jokes to suit all occasions. Irving's entire family and friends have many wonderful memories of all that Irving has done: such as playing "horseshoes, being the neighborhood champion on the pogo stick, lobster feeds, grandchildren eating over, helping to perform a grandson's wedding, and participating in several funerals of family members. These are just a few of the terrific memories all have of Irving. Irving and Ethelyn were able to travel wherever family members were: California, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Penn., New York and Florida. They also traveled with the Carabetta brothers to Puerto Rico and Jamaica. In September 1999, Irving moved to Harbor Hill Health Care Community in Belfast and quickly became the welcoming committee for new residents and gave spiritual guidance to all. Irving was the unofficial "minister" giving grace at each meal. Many friends visited him during his stay at Harbor Hill. Irving had a very special roommate at Harbor Hill, Wallace Hutchins who passed away in April. They took care of each other with respect and love.
Irving has gone to join his wife of 63 years, Ethelyn; his two brothers, Guilford Willey (1980) of Southwest Harbor, Maine, Lewis Willey (1978) of Vernon; one sister, Hazel Willey (1918) of Cherryfield, Maine; and a granddaughter, Kristen Rebstock Caponigro (2000) of Meriden; Irving is survived by two sons, Everett I. Willey and his friend, Marie Elder, of Windham, Maine and Wendall A. Willey of Long Beach, Calif.; three daughters, Eleanor A. Buxton and her husband, Raymond of St. George, Maine, Marcia E. Soule and her companion, Bliss Fuller of Union, Maine and Suzanne D. Clark and her husband, Randall, of Union, Maine; also surviving are seven grandchildren, Wayne Willey of Lubbock, Texas, Gregory Willey of Windham, Maine, Cynthia Maiden and David Willey of Long Beach, Calif., Katherine Ames of Warren, Maine, Kevin Soule of Union, Maine and Robert Rebstock Jr. of Meriden; Irving had 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter as well as numerous "adopted" great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. Many loving friends and the supportive caregivers at Harbor Hill Health Care Community also survive Irving.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, June 24, at the Peoples Methodist Church, Union, Maine with burial immediately after at Lakeview Cemetery. There will be a gathering to honor Irving's life at the Masonic Hall, Sennebec Rd., Union following burial. Because of Irving's love for children, donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 87 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843. Arrangements are by The Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro, Maine.
Thomas C. Barham III
BELLEROSE VILLAGE, N.Y. -- Thomas C. Barham III, 71, of resident of Bellerose Village, N.Y., died Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, N.Y. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Joan Marie LeMoine.
Born in Weymouth, Mass., he was the son of the late Beatrice Ripley Shepard and Thomas C. Barham II. Mr. Barham attended Williams College, class of 1953 and began his career as a teacher at Worcestor Polytech. He became a Fellow, Society of Actuaries in 1963, and prior to his retirement in 1994, he was a Pension Acutary with Mutual of America of New York for 16 years. His passions included billiards, crossword puzzles and chess. A part president of the Manhattan Chess Club, he was a chess master having played against Bobby Fisher. Mr. Barham played chess competitively in the U.S. and Russia. He also was an amateur figure skater. For the past several years during his illness his children and grandchildren were a source of exceptional pride and joy. His family and friends will dearly miss his strength, humor, dignity, grace and intelligence.
Besides his wife, Joan, he is survived by five children, Thomas C. Barham IV and his wife, Mona of Lakewood, Wash., Blaine Barham and his wife, Kathy of Alexandria, Va., Celeste Barham and her fiancee, Jay Fishbein of Wallingford; Robin Henken and her husband, David, formerly of Floral Park, N.Y. and Heather Arrue of Bellerose Village, N.Y.; and eight grandchildren.
Interment was at Mt. Feake Cemetery
in Waltham, Mass. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the American Lung Association.
WALLINGFORD -- Josetta Dallia Aurora Cornellie Drew, 75, of Williams Road, Wallingford, formerly of Lisbon, CT, died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at the Middlesex Hospital in Middletown. She was the beloved wife of the late John H. Drew.
Born in Kennewick, Wash., Oct. 5, 1926, a daughter of the late Oscar M. and Elizabeth M. Van de Kerkove Cornellie, she had been a resident of Lisbon for many years, until moving to Wallingford 13 years ago. She served with the WAVES, of the U.S. Navy during World War II, and had been employed as the Secretary to the Commander at the Underwater Warfare Center in New London for over 20 years, until her retirement in 1988, and was the Secretary for the Board of Education in Waterford for several years. She was a parishioner of the Church of the Resurrection.
She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy D. and Paul Zambrano of Wallingford, with whom she resided, and Teresa D. Drew and Gary McManus of Salem; her son and daughter-in-law, Michael J. and Maureen Drew of Granby; her four grandchildren, whom she adored, Lynne Zambrano, Lauren Zambrano, Caitlin Drew and Brendan Drew; her two sisters, Alma Tishman, of Mentor, Minn., and Delores Johnson of Goose Creek, S.C.; her brother, James Cornellie of North Branch, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Charles Cornellie.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass of Christian burial, Monday, at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Resurrection, 115 Pond Hill Road, Wallingford. Interment in Ames Cemetery
in Lisbon, will be private, there will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the Wallingford Public Library, 200 No. Main St., Wallingford, CT 06492. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St., Ext., Wallingford.
William E. Dunn
MERIDEN -- Meriden Fire Chief, William E. Dunn, husband of Jane Barnard Dunn, died on Thursday, June 20, 2002.
Born in Meriden, son of the late Harold and Lillian Ryan Dunn, Mr. Dunn attended Meriden schools and was a 1970 graduate of Maloney High School. He joined the Meriden Fire Department in 1977 and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1984, to Captain in 1986, to Assistant Fire Chief in 1990, and to Chief in 1996. Mr. Dunn was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church and a member of the following: Relay for Life Committee, Daffodil Festival Committee, CT Career Chiefs' Association, and the CT Fire Chiefs Association. He was a former President of Local 1148 Firefighters' Union, coached basketball at the Boys' Club, enjoyed running and ran in the Boston Marathon, and was an avid softball player.
Besides his wife, Jane, he is survived by two sons, Ryan Barnard Dunn and Brendan William Dunn, both of Meriden; a sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Fred Mauri of Meriden; and aunt, Mary Ryan Johnson of Meriden; an uncle, Robert B. Cassidy; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws; and his mother-in-law, Eleanor Barnard of Meriden. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Captain Robert B. Barnard, of the Meriden Fire Department.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial Monday, June 24, at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center, 175 E. Main St., Meriden on Sunday, June 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Boys' & Girls' Club of Meriden, 15 Meriden, CT 06451. The John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden is in charge of arrangements.
Paul E. Kittle Sr.
WALLINGFORD -- Paul E. Kittle Sr., 86, of 3226 Ashlar Village, died Thursday, June 20, 2002 at the Masonic Geriatric Healthcare Center. He was the husband of the late Mary Lee Conway Kittle.
He was born in Kingston, N.Y., July 24, 1915, a son of the late Edwin H. and Julia Peterson Kittle. He was a graduate of the University of Alabama, class of 1938 with a degree in chemistry. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion and participated in the D-Day landing on Omaha Beach. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in Germany. Until his retirement in 1980, he was employed for 40 years at American Cyanamid as a chemist and also a department head.
He is survived by two sons, Christopher Kittle of Palo Alto, Calif., and Dr. Paul E. Kittle Jr. of Leavenworth, Kan.; a brother, Edwin H. Kittle of Bath, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. George Barbara Christian of South Venice, Fla.; and two grandsons.
Funeral services and burial will be private. There are no calling hours. It is suggested that gifts in his memory be made to the Masonic Charity Foundation, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford 06492. The B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 South Elm St., Wallingford is in charge of arrangements.
Philomena H. Norey
WALLINGFORD -- Philomena H. Norey of Putter Drive, Wallingford, passed away Friday, June 21, 2002 in CT. Hospice. She was the wife of John Norey. She was born March 26, 1926 in Clonmel, Ireland, and was employed at SNET, with 39 years of service.
Besides her husband, John, she is survived by two sisters, Mae Howard of East Haven and Anne D Doheny of Chester.
The New Haven Funeral Service, New Haven has charge of arrangements.