NUZZELILLO, ELVIRA "VERA" CENIMO
Elvira "Vera" Cenimo Nuzzelillo, of 159 Parker Farms Rd. Wallingford, died at home December 9, 2007. She is the wife of the late Andrew Nuzzelillo. Vera was born in New Haven November 5, 1923, daughter of the late Antonio and Palma Bove Cenimo. She worked for the New Haven Clock Co. and later for the Atwater Senior Center and Bella Vista Senior Center and most recently for the Community Action Agency. She loved playing bingo, taking bus trips, and dancing. She was the "belle of the ball." She is the mother of Andrea (Joseph) DePino, Alfred and Richard (Margaret) Nuzzelillo. Sister of the late Rose DePalma, Millie DeSimone, Nicholas, Anthony, and Raymond Cenimo. Step-sister of Terry Minchinko, Ann Perillo, and Rose Ciolino. Grandmother of Josh, Jessica, Shannon, Dawn, Jackie, Wendy, Taylor, Andrew, Kelly, and the late Jamin. Also survived by 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the IOVANNE FUNERAL HOME INC., 11 Wooster Place, Wednesday at 12 noon. Burial in All Saints Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4-8pm.
GREENWALD, IRMA B.
Irma B. (Breech) Greenwald, 89 of West Haven passed away on December 8, 2007 in Harbor View Manor in West Haven. She was the wife of Edward Greenwald. Mother of Larry (Joann) Greenwald of Vernon, Ct, Carla (Richard) Rizzuti of Milford and Kurt (Judy) Greenwald of Guilford. Irma also leaves behind four granchildren and ten great grandchildren. She was the daughter of the late Warren and Margaret Breech. She was predeceased by two sisters Hazel Heppinstall and Dorothy Hopkins. Arrangements will be private in care of the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. Donations may be made to the Alzheimers Disease Association south Central Chapter 2911 Dixwell Avenue Hamden, Ct 06518.
GENTILE, KARI ANN
GENTILE, KARI ANN, 44, September 9th, 1963 - Dec. 6th, 2007. She was the beloved wife of Salvatore Gentile and adored mother to Victoria and Stephanie. Born in New Haven, raised in Hamden, the Republic Of Ireland and Vermont, she was a resident of East Haven since 1998. Kari was the daughter of the late Maurice J. Purpora and Ann McCorkindale Purpora of Hamden. She was a graduate of the Haircutting Institute of Cosmetology in West Haven and was, most recently, a Walmart Retail Associate. In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by six siblings: Joseph W. Purpora and wife, Maura P. Davies and husband, Nicholas C. Purpora and wife, Sarah L. Davis and husband, Christina M. Purpora and Felicia R. Adams and husband, one grand niece and numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and cousins. We will never forget her. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, December 12th from 4PM to 8PM at the BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 WHITNEY AVE. HAMDEN. A Mass of Christian burial will be Celebrated on Thursday, December 13th at 11:00 AM at St. Bernadette's Church at 385 Townsend Avenue in New Haven.
Erna Hollums of West Haven entered into eternal life on December 8, 2007. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter F. Hollums. Loved and admired by her children, she was the devoted mother of Rhonda L. (Michael) Minnix, Walter C. Hollums, Luther P. (Linda) Hollums, Mark V. (Moira) Hollums, Antony W. ( Nancy ) Hollums, Linda G. (Jeffrey) Madden, Mona L. Hollums and Wally D. (Chris) DelVecchio. She was loved by her nine grandchildren, Evonne, Maureen, Valerie Minnix, Nicole, Rebekka, Kenneth Hollums, Raymond and Antony Hollums Jr. and Steven Madden. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. The hours for visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 8pm. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Should friends desire contributions may be made to one of her favorite causes Wags & Whiskers, P.O. Box 149, West Haven, CT. 06516 to benefit the West Haven Animal Shelter.
Stanton Wheeler, Ford Foundation Professor Emeritus of Law and the Social Sciences and Professorial Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, died Friday in New Haven from complications related to a cardio-vascular condition. He was 77. Dr. Wheeler taught sociology of law, administration of criminal justice, white collar crime, sports and law, and music and law. Wheeler is best known for his pioneering work in the integration of law and social science. He was the author of ten books, including, "Social Science in the Making: Essays on the Russell Sage Foundation, 1907-1972" (with David C. Hammack, 1994); "Crimes of the Middle Classes: White Collar Offenders in the Federal Courts" (with David Weisburd, E. Waring and N. Bode, 1991); and "Sitting in Judgment: The Sentencing of White Collar Criminals" (with Kenneth Mann and Austin Sarat, 1988). Among his dozens of articles were "Rethinking Amateurism and the NCAA, " "Sentencing Matters, " and "The Problem of White Collar Crime Motivation." He was a musician and jazz lover, playing trumpet with a wide variety of jazz bands throughout his adult life. He was also a great fan of sports, especially golf, which he played at a very high level in college and for many years beyond. "Stan Wheeler helped to create the field of sociology of law, " said Harold Hongju Koh, Dean of the Yale Law School. "For decades he immeasurably enriched Yale's community as a scholar, teacher, college master, musician, sportsman, and friend." Wheeler graduated from Pomona College in 1952, and earned his doctorate in Sociology from the University of Washington in 1958. He was selected as a Fulbright Research Scholar at the Institutes of Sociology and Criminology, University of Oslo, Norway in 1960-61 where he studied the Scandinavian prison system. He taught at Harvard University and the University of Washington before joining the Russell Sage Foundation in New York in 1964. In 1968, he began his full-time Yale appointment as Professor of Law and Sociology. In 1970-71, he was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California. In 1982, he became Ford Foundation Professor of Law and the Social Sciences at the Yale Law School. He served on or led many professional and advisory committees and boards. From 1984-91, Dr. Wheeler was Member, then Chair, of the National Academy of Science/National Research Council's Committee on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. In 1985-87, Wheeler took a leave of absence from Yale when he was selected to be the first President of the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles, the successor organization to the Los Angeles Olympic Committee following the 1984 summer Olympic Games. Following his return to Yale, Wheeler continued his commitment to sports, serving as Chair of the Faculty Committee on Athletics from 1994-02, and member until 2004. Wheeler had an ongoing dedication to the support and guidance of young people in the development of their academic, professional, and cultural lives. This was strongly in evidence during his six year term as Master of Morse College from 1995 to 2001. It was also reflected in his long association with the Yale Jazz Ensemble. At the time of his death, he was part of the jazz ensemble's trumpet section. Dr. Wheeler took Emeritus status in 2002 and continued teaching through June, 2007. In 2004, he received The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation Outstanding Scholar Award. At the time of his death, he was the chairman of the Research Committee of the American Bar Foundation; a member of the Board of Senior Editors, Law and Society Review; and on the editorial board of the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. He is survived by his wife, noted journalist Marcia Chambers, and their beloved dog, Zelda; his three sons, Steven, Kenneth, and Warren; a brother, Alvin; a sister, Nancy; and five grandchildren: Jeffrey, Emily, Lauren, Gwendolyn, and Owen. A funeral service will be held at the Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 1:30 PM. Arrangements are with the Hawley Lincoln Memorial, 493 Whitney Ave., New Haven.
Paul Fiorentino, 84, of 6748 Palmetto Circle South, Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Hamden, passed away Friday, December 7, 2007, at the Hospice in Boca Raton, FL. He was the former husband of the late Virginia Minore Fiorentino. Born in New Haven on June 29, 1923; son of the late Paul and Concetta Angelino Fiorentino. He owned and operated Coronett Caterers and the former Long Wharf Restaurant; later he operated catering services for the former Melebus Club of New Haven and the former Park Wood East of East Haven until his retirement in 1988. He served his country faithfully in the U.S. Marine Corp during WWII; was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., Son's of Italy and the Knights of Columbus. Father of Peter Paul (Diane) Fiorentino of Arkansas City, KS and Gina Edwards of Boca Raton, FL. Grandfather of Christian Edwards, Nicole Fiorentino, Deena Edwards, Giana and Paul Joseph Fiorentino. Brother of Jerry Fiorentino of North Haven and the late Albert and Alfred "Mickey" Fiorentino. His Funeral Procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Tuesday morning at 9:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church at 10:00. Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Monday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 pm. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.
Milton Greengas, 75, of 103 Harding Ave., West Haven, devoted husband of Nelda Greengas, died at the Hosp. of St. Raphael on Dec. 8, 2007. Born in New Haven, Feb. 16, 1933, he was a son of the late Raymond Greengas & the late Rose Greengas Siegle. Beloved father of Ronn Greengas of Co. Loving step-father of Andrea Eckels of West Haven, Steven Rivkin of New Haven, Robin Babbitt of Az. Also survived by 9 adoring grandchildren. Private funeral services will be held at the Beth Israel Cemetery, Fitch St., New Haven. Memorial Contributions may be sent to the Southern CT Hebrew Academy, 261 Derby Ave., Orange, CT 06477. A private period of mourning will be observed. Information regarding a Memorial Service for Milton will be shared with family and friends at a future time. Funeral arrangements in care of the Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, New Haven (203-562-8244).
Deborah Mendelson of New Haven, died Dec. 9th, peacefully, after a long fulfilling life. Deborah was a life-long resident of New Haven, attended local schools and received a degree from Yale Univ. School of Music. She was an accomplished pianist who performed at numerous concerts and was a teacher of piano as well. She was a member of Tarbut and had served as President. Deborah is survived by two loving daughters: Susan Jameson of New Haven & Myra Harris of Madison, 3 grandchildren: Erika, Justin, & Brandon Harris, 1 dearly beloved great-grandchild, Rily Murtha. Funeral services at Ahavas Sholom Cemetery, Jewell St., New Haven TUESDAY at 12:00 oclock NOON. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Jewish Family Service. A private period of mourning will be observed. Funeral arrangements in care of the Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, New Haven (203-562-8244).
Middletown and Ansonia- Mr. Robert A. McCarthy. 65, of 111 DeKoven Dr. died Saturday, Dec. 8, Middlesex Memorial Hospital in Middletown after a brief illness. He is the husband of Lynda Kasper McCarthy. Born in Derby on Sept. 3, 1942 son of Jeremiah and Claire Smith McCarthy. Hew as an Engineer in Tire Construction employed for 26 years with Armstrong Pirelli Rubber Co. retiring in 1990 then he went on to General Tire in Ill. for the next 5 years. Survivors besides his wife are 1 daughter MaryBeth and her husband Christopher Bonsignore of Middletown, 1 son Robert A. McCarthy of Meriden and 3 grandchildren. He was predeceased by 1 brother Jeremiah J. McCarthy. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 9:15 from the Bennett Funeral Home 91 N. Cliff St. Ansonia followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in the Church of the Assumption Ansonia. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Calling hours will be on Tuesday from 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers. Donations may be made to the American Heart Assoc. in care of the Funeral Home.
BINKOWSKI, MISS HELEN
Miss Helen Binkowski, age 80 of John St., Derby, died December 13, 2007, at her home following a short illness. Miss Binkowski was born in Derby on March 9, 1927. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary Grabowsky Binkowski. Miss Binkowski was a lifelong resident of Derby and communicant of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Ansonia. She was a graduate of Derby High School, Central Connecticut State University and earned her Masters Degree at the University of Bridgeport. She was a high school business teacher for 38 years having taught in NY, Southbury, and for the last 20 years of her career at East Haven High School. Miss Binkowski is survived by brothers, John Binkowski and his wife Martha, Paul Binkowski, William Binkowski and his wife Mary, all of Derby, and Msgr. George Binkowski of NY; a beloved sister, Sister Anne (Katherine Binkowski) of the Mother of God Academy in Stamford; sister-in-law, Josephine Binkowski of Derby; many loving nephews and nieces including Alice O'Doy and Jean Petriw Walker of Derby. She was predeceased by sisters Mary Mudry and her husband, Paul, Anna Petriw and her husband, Stephen, Julia Binkowski, Peter Binkowski, and a nephew, Stephen Petriw. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, December 19th, 2007, at 9:15 A.M. from the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 105 Clifton Ave., Ansonia, at 10:00 AM. Springtime interment will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Derby. Family and friends may call on Tuesday, December 18, 2007, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Church or to St. Ann's Nursery, 111 W.North St., Stamford, CT 06902. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to CT Hospice Homecare of Shelton.
HEARD, PATRICIA HEMMINGS
Patricia Hemmings Heard, wife of the late J. Joseph Heard, of West Walk, West Haven, died December 15, 2007 at the Connecticut Hospice. She was born in Milford on February 17, 1937, daughter of the late David and Dorothy Sullivan Hemmings. She was the mother of Tricia Slavin of West Haven, Pamela (Thomas) Ward and Jacqueline (David) Williams of Milford; and step-mother of Denise (Michael) Rival of West Haven, Suzanne Heard and Steven (Kristen) Heard of Milford. Also surviving are her 11 grandchildren. Mrs. Heard was a former alderman and a member of the Democratic Town Committee of Milford and a member of the West Haven Irish American Club. Funeral from the Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm St., West Haven, Wednesday morning at 10:30. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Vianney Church at 11:00. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8. Entombment will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405
DURKIN, VINCENT J., JR.
Vincent "Bob" J. Durkin, Jr., husband of Helen Tomczyk Durkin of 144 East Ave., West Haven, died suddenly on Dec. 13, 2007. He was born in New Haven on July 23, 1922, son of the late Vincent J. Durkin, Sr. and Eleanor Lyman Durkin. He was the father of Richard (Kathy) Durkin of Grawn, MI. James Durkin of Norfolk, VA and Kenneth (Marion) Durkin of North Branford; grandfather of Karen (Jason) Rispoli and Keith (Noelle) Durkin of North Branford, Paul (Kari) Durkin of Grand Rapids, MI, Brian (Alison) Durkin of Grawn, MI, Kristina Stewart of Norfolk, VA and Shane Durkin of TN; great grandfather of Hanna and Jake Rispoli and Kaleigh Durkin of North Branford, Landon Durkin of Grawn, MI and Krya and Carynn Stewart of Norfolk, VA; and sister of Dorothy Smith of West Haven and the late Shirley Monahan and Eleanor Mitchell. He retired in 1981 after 33 years as an engineer for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. He served in the U.S. Army with the 308 Infantry Regiment during WWII in France and Germany and was a life member of the AMVETS. He was a member of the Fr. Curtin Council, K of C, the West Haven Yacht Club and the West Shore Horseshoe League. He was also an active bowler at Woodlawn Bowling Alley and Milford TenPins. He had a great love for outdoor life, fishing, golfing, and walking his dog Homer. In his earlier years he coached in West Haven and New Haven baseball leagues, as well as umpiring baseball and referring basketball at the YMCA. Funeral from the Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm St., West Haven, Tuesday morning at 10:30. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Vianney Church at 11:00. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8. Burial in All Saints Cemetery with military honors.
Mrs. Patricia Castelot, age 76, of Milford, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2007. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street on the Green, Milford.
MULVEY, ANN M. DALEY
Ann M. Mulvey, 77, of 38 Massachusetts Ave., East Haven died on Friday, December 14, 2007 at CT Hospice. She is the wife of James J. Mulvey, Jr. Mrs. Mulvey was born on July 21, 1930 to the late Michael and Margaret Leary Daley. She worked for many years in the Depositor Services Department of Connecticut Savings Bank and prior to that worked for the Knights of Columbus. She is a member of the Gaelic Football and Hurling Club in East Haven. Besides her husband she is survived by a son James J. Mulvey, III of New Haven, three daughters Maureen Mulvey and Linda (Joseph) Ciscone both of East Haven and Eileen Mulvey of Wallingford, a sister Mary Durso of New Haven and 4 granddaughters Kaleigh, Alysha, Amber and Brooke Ciscone. She was predeceased by a brother Jospeh Daley and two sisters Katherine "Kitty" Forgione and Margaret "Peggy" Bonaguiso. Funeral will leave the EAST HAVEN MEMORIAL, 424 Main St., Tuesday morning at 9 oclock for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent dePaul Church at 9:30. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.
KELLEHER, CATHERINE SHEA
Catherine (Kay) Shea Kelleher, wife of the late William H. Kelleher, formerly of Putnam Ave., Hamden and West Haven died Dec. 13, 2007. She was born in West Haven on Aug. 17, 1916, daughter of the late George and Mary Costello Shea. She was the mother of Georgia (Steve) Jennings of North Haven and the late Rosemary Margeson; sister of the late Mary Greifzu; and grandmother of Shane Fox, Keir Berman, Christopher Margeson, Kathryn Arce and Sarah Margeson; also surviving are her 5 great grandchildren. She was a former secretary with the West Haven Police Dept. Mrs. Kelleher was a past president of the Columbian Ladies of the Fr. Curtin Council, K of C. Friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian burial at St. Rita Church on Wednesday morning at 10:00. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greater New Haven Cat Project, P.O. Box 1432, New Haven, CT 06506. The Keenan Funeral Home, West Haven is in charge of arrangements.
PATEL, DILIP R.
Dilip R. Patel, 51, of Wallingford, husband of Arti D. Patel and father of Kiran and Ronak Patel passed away on December 15, 2007. He was the son of Gangaben and the late Ramanbhai Patel and the brother of Hitesh and Mita. He is also survived by many loving relatives, friends and beloved dog Turgle. Dilip was born in India and raised in the U.S. He was the proud owner of Krauszer's on Campbell Ave. in West Haven. Funeral service Tues., Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Cremation will follow at Evergreen Crematory. Friends may call on Tues. from 10 - 11 a.m.
BONAZZOLI, MARIE YOVINO
Marie Yovino Bonazzoli, 85, of Washington Ave., West Haven died December 15, 2007 at home surrounded by her loving family. Wife of the late Dino Bonazzoli. Loving mother of Donna Cavaliere and Richard (Cindy) Bonazzoli both of West Haven and the late Dennis A. Bonazzoli. Beloved mother-in-law of Andrea Bonazzoli and Mena McShan. Cherished grandmother of Juliet, Jena, Dennis, Kristen, Arianne, Lori, Michael, Mindy, Alissa, Jonathan and Kristen. Also survived by 11 great grandchildren. Sister of Emanuel Yovino of Ansonia and the late Josephine Didio, Rose Aldo, Joseph, Frank and Louis Yovino. Prior to her retirement Marie was a co-owner along with her late husband of the Bona Trim Co for 30 years. She was a member of the Italian American and Allingtown Seniors, President of the West Haven High School Mothers Club, a two term President of both the Orange Hills None Holers and the St Therese Guild and a communicant of St Lawrence Church. The most important thing in her life was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to dance, play golf and swim. Marie believed that attitude is everything. Be kinder than necessary today, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Life isnt about waiting for the storm to pass. Its about learning to dance in the rain! Her funeral procession will leave the PORTO FUNERAL HOME, 830 Jones Hill Rd, West Haven Wednesday morning at 9:15. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Lawrence Church at 10:00. Entombment will follow in St Lawrence Cemetery. Friends may call TUESDAY from 4-8 PM. Memorial Contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT 06405. Sign Maries guestbook online at: www.portofuneralhomes.net.
Stanislawa Granacka, age 84, of Highland Rd., Oxford entered into rest on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 at CT Hospice in Branford. She was the beloved wife of the late Czeslaw Granacka. Mrs. Granacka was born in Sadowa, Poland on July 12, 1923 daughter of the late Adolf and Rozalia Rutkowska Sepko, and lived in Oxford for the last 15 years. She worked for Magnetek for over 11 years. She is the beloved mother of Krystyna Maciulewski and her husband George of Oxford and Helena Gladczuk and her husband Kazimierz of Milford. She is also survived a brother, Albin Sepko and a sister, Czeslawa Godun, both of Poland, her beloved grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maciulewski of Woodbury, Jason Maciulewski and his fianc Adriana Russo of Ansonia, Miroslaw Gladczuk and his fianc Lina Catillo of Ledyard, and Mariusz Gladczuk and his fianc Dania Champlin of Milford, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a three brothers, Wladyslaw, Bronislaw, and Zygmunt Sepko, and a sister, Monika Chrystian. Friends may greet the family at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, on Monday from 4 to 7 PM. On Tuesday, her funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St. Michaels Church in Derby. Burial will follow at St. Michaels Cemetery, also in Derby.
LODA, PAUL JR.
Paul Loda Jr. age 90, lifelong Ansonia resident and loving husband to Jennie Zilavage Loda, died Dec. 16 at Griffin Hospital. He was born Nov. 27th 1917, son of the late Paul Loda Sr. and Anna Navetski Loda. Prior to his retirement, he was Vice President of Manufacturing at the former H.C. Cook Co., Ansonia. Paul was a parishioner of St. Anthony's Church in Ansonia and was a member of the church Men's Club. He was also an avid golfer and member of the Woodhaven Country Club, as well as a member of the Ansonia Senior Center. In addition to his loving wife Jennie, he is survived by his daughter Margaret Peggy" Figoras & her husband John of Shelton, his son David Loda & his wife Lynn of Kalispell, Montana, 3 granddaughters, Karen Shoshani & her husband Gil, Stacy Andrejczyk & her husband Mark and Jaime Loda. Paul was also blessed with 5 great grandchildren, Maya, Adam, & Ben Shoshani and Steven & Hannah Andrejczyk, and 2 nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. from The Jenkins-King Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia. The funeral will then leave for A Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Anthony's Church at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery, Derby. Friends may call on Tuesday, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul's memory may be made to his church: St. Anthony's Church, 199 N. Main St. Ansonia, Ct. 06401.
HOFHER, JOHN B. "Jack"
Clinton- John "Jack" B. Hofher, age 73, passed away on December 14, 2007 at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown. He was the beloved husband of Jane (Pulvirenti) Hofher. Jack was born on February 11, 1934 in Middletown to the late James and Grace Hofher. Besides his loving wife he leaves behind a son Jack Hofher Jr. and his wife Annette of Durham, a son Michael Hofher and his wife Kathy of East Hampton and his daughter JoAnn Goldberg and her husband Lenny of Westbrook. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Allie, Amanda, Liza, Dillon, Paula, Steven and Mikayla, one great grandchild Emily, and two sisters Nancy Benson of Ma., and Maria Meehl of Middletown. He is predeceased by a brother James Hofher. Family and friends may visit Swan Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 19th from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at which time we will leave in procession for a funeral mass at St. Mary's Church in Clinton at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow at the State Veteran's Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jack's honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or to a charity of ones choice.
TORELLO, EDWARD E.
Edward E. Torello, 52, of 5 Buell St., North Haven, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2007 at the Masonic Health Care Center, Wallingford. He was the husband of Lauren D. Santanello Torello. Born in New Haven on May 25, 1955; son of Jennie Bosco Torello of New Haven and the late Eugene Torello. Ed was a graduate of Eli Whitney Technical School; had worked as a Field Representative for Saab Cars USA; Parts and Service Manager for Saab of Westport; was a realtor for Calcagni Real Estate of North Haven; a Customer Service Representative for Barnes Distribution and at the time of his passing was working for Summit Handling Systems. Ed was a former member of the North Haven Rotary Club; member of the Elks Lodge of New Haven and had served on the Board of Commissioners for the Economic Development Committee for the Town of North Haven. Brother of Anthony (Nancy) Torello of Port St. Lucie, FL. Son-in-law of Carol DeRosa of Wallingford and Joseph (Anna Mae Dragone) Santanello, Sr. of Stratford. Brother-in-law of Joseph Santanello, Jr. of New Haven and Lynn (Vida) DuMond of Wallingford. Uncle of Brian (Charlene) Torello, Michael Torello and Christina Santanello. Also survived by many-many good and loving friends. His Funeral Procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Wednesday morning at 9:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church at 10:00. Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Branford. The visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
OGLE, HAROLD RICHARD
Harold Richard Ogle, of September Lane, Beacon Falls, the devoted husband of 44 years of Elizabeth (Betty) Sauer Ogle, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Shelton on April 7, 1931 son of the late Joseph and Mary Sheahan Ogle. Harold was a communicant of St. Michael Church of Beacon Falls and a long standing member of the Church Choir. He was a graduate of Shelton High School Class of 1949, New Haven State Teachers College, and received his Masters Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. In 1989, he retired as a school teacher for Region 16. Harold was known for his special sense of humor. He was a devoted husband, father, "Papa" and uncle. He enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and was an avid UConn Huskies fan. In addition to his wife Betty, his loving family includes daughters Claire Smith and her husband David of Glastonbury, Karin Stasiowski and her husband Mark of Manchester, and Suzanne Lord and her husband Alex of Waterford, his brother Edward Ogle of Shelton and his cherished grandchildren Christian and Natalie Smith, Julia and Ryan Stasiowski and Meghan and Eric Lord. He was predeceased by his brother Joseph Ogle and sisters Kay Stewart, Peggy Smith and Polly Veneri. On Wednesday, December 19, friends and relatives have been asked to go directly to St. Michael Church, 25 Maple Avenue, Beacon Falls for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 am with interment to follow at St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Friends and relatives may call at the Miller-Ward Funeral Home, 260 Bank Street (Rt. 67, across from Klarides Village) Seymour on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Expressions of sympathy in Harold's memory may be made to St. Michael Church Renovation Fund, 25 Maple Avenue, Beacon Falls, CT 06403.