January 15, 2009
Linda D’Antonio, 61, of Old Amity Rd., Woodbridge died suddenly January 15, 2009. She was the daughter of Rose Luciani D’Antonio and the late William D’Antonio. Born in New Haven June 17, 1947 she was a beautician and the co-owner of D’Antone’s Beauty Salon for over 40 years. Linda was a member of the New Haven Bird Club and a parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church. She enjoyed baking and was twice awarded first place in the Assumption Parish Family Picnic Bake Off. Besides her mother she is survived by her sister, Virginia D’Antonio Herlihy of Woodbridge; her nephew, Daniel (Jessica Van Deren) Herlihy of New Haven; her niece, Anne (Adelaido) Rodriguez Herlihy of Madrid Spain; and her great nephew Lucas Rodriguez Herlihy.
Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Center Rd., Woodbridge Monday at 10:00 AM. Interment will take place in East Side Cemetery. The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St., New Haven is in charge of the arrangements.
PENN, PAMELA J.
January 10, 2009
Pamela Jean Jackson Penn, 48, of 240 Welton St., Hamden died at her home Jan. 10, 2009. Born in Bronx, N.Y. Feb, 29, 1960, she was the daughter of the late George & Grace Lollar Jackson. She worked as a child caregiver and was formerly an aid at Hamden Health Care. She is survived by her husband, Percy Penn Sr. of New Haven; 3 sons, Percy (Amy) Penn Jr. & Perddy (Casey) Penn, both of New Haven and Pernell (Mortrese) Penn of Hamden; step mother, Irene Bates of Saulsbury, N.C.; mother in law, Shirley Bustion of New Haven; 3 brothers, Chucky, Gregory & George Jackson, all of New York; 4 step daughters, Ebony McDuffy, Candice Johnson, Shaquasha Bronson & Mercedes Sykes; godson, Rinaldi Dixon; best friend, Quanetta Thomas; good friend, Vincent Campbell; 6 grandchildren; and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives & friends. She was predeceased by a brother, Anthony Jackson and her step father, Bernious Dozier.
Funeral Services in The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven Saturday, Jan. 17th at 10:30. Calling hour from 9:30 til 10:30. Interment in Hamden Plains Cemetery.
CACACE, ALBERT D.
January 8, 2009
Retired New Haven Firefighter Albert D. “Snookie” Cacace, 68, of 34 Manor Drive, North Haven died Jan. 8, 2009 in St. Raphael’s Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Judith Hoye Cacace. Mr. Cacace was born in New Haven Oct.2, 1940, son of the late Albert “Lefty” Cacace and Rose Candido Cacace. A 32 year veteran of the New Haven Fire Dept., he was appointed Feb. 7, 1964 and retired July 10, 1996. He spent most of his career at Central Station and was the driver of Aerial Tower 1 until he retired. He shared in a Unit Citation for a fire on Greenwich Ave. in 1973. He also worked as a painting contractor for a number of years. He was a member of the Italian American Society of the NHFD. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Andrea Coscarelli and her husband, Joseph of Stamford, Cynthia Beach and her husband, Charles of Palm Beach Gardens, FL. & Carbondale, Colorado; a son, Gary S. Cacace and his wife, Darlene of No. Andover, MA.; a sister, Rose Marie Panico, and her husband Anthony of North Haven; 6 grandchildren, Joseph, Gene & Jonathan Coscarelli, Alexis, Ryan & Thomas Cacace; and two nephews, Robert Panico of Wolcott & Michael Panico of Medford, MA.
Funeral from The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven Monday Jan. 12th at 8:45. Mass in St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Ave., North Haven at 9:30. Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 7 PM. Interment in All Saints Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.
January 6, 2009
Sophie Zullo Slater, 81, of 38 Willow St., West Haven, passed away Jan. 6, 2009 in Yale New Haven Hospital. She was the widow of Howard S. Slater. Mrs. Slater was born in New Haven Oct 16, 1927, daughter of the late Michael & Matilda Spina Zullo. Until her retirement, she was a sales person for Lupi Marchigiana Bakery. Prior to that, she was co-owner and operator, with her husband, of the former Shap’s Restaurant at Congress Ave. & Cedar St. in New Haven. At one time, she worked at Newton New Haven Die Casting. She is survived by two sons, Howard Slater Jr. of San Luis Obispo, CA. & Michael Slater of Avon; two daughters, Mary Levine of North Branford and Linda Slater of West Haven; 11 grandchildren, Robin & Felicia Haggerty, Dawn Brill, Tricia Spalding, Walter, Finessa, Howard III, Amanda, Cheryl, Todd & Jeremy Slater; and 6 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Diane R. “Cookie” Slater and a sister, Genevieve Heffichuck.
Funeral from The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven Saturday, Jan. 10th at 9:15. Mass in St. Lawrence Church, West Haven at 10:00. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 PM. Interment in Beaverdale Memorial Park.
D'ANDREA, JOSEPHINE E.
January 1, 2009
Josephine E. D’Andrea, 73, of 238 Woodin St., Hamden died Jan. 1, 2009 in The CT. Hospice, Branford. She was the wife of James L. D’Andrea. Mrs. D’Andrea was born in Waterbury, Dec. 17, 1935, daughter of the late Ferdinando & Mary Vecchi. She worked in the New Haven offices of American Medical Response until 2006. Prior to that, she worked for Griest Mfg. Co. and MITE Corp. She was very family oriented and was a loving and giving person to all. Special thanks to those who cared for her at CT. Hospice. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, James J. D’Andrea of Hamden; two daughters, Cynthia (Ralph) Miranda of New Haven and Janet D’Andrea of Silver Spring, MD.; a brother, Arthur (Lillian) Vecchi of Watertown; a sister, Jennie (Raymond) Serfilippi of New Haven; and her special grandson, James Vincent Miranda.
Funeral from The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven Monday, Jan. 5th at 9:30. Mass in St. Ann’s Church at 10:00. Friends may call prior to the funeral from 8:30 to 9:30. Interment in Beaverdale Memorial Park.
SCHLITTER, ALBERT N.
WALLINGFORD/ORANGE: Albert N. Schlitter, 69, of Kirtland Court, Yalesville section of Wallingford, died Friday, December 7, 2007, at the Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, New York. He was the beloved husband of Linda Lohfink-Schlitter. Born in New Haven, August 7, 1938, a son of the late Albert C. and Anna Krewenis Schlitter, he had been resident of Orange for many years until moving to Yalesville. He was a graduate of Amity High School Class of 1957 and attended the University of Bridgeport, Antelope Valley Junior College in California, Pair School of Art, in New Haven, Pratt College of Art in New York and Southern Connecticut State University. He was a member of the Pipefitters Union Local No. 39 of New Haven. Besides his wife Linda, he is survived by his sister, Katherine Collenburg of Guilford; and his two nephews, Dennis Collenburg of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Mark Collenburg of Guilford. His family will receive relatives and friends in The Yalesville Funeral Home, 386 Main Street, Yalesville section of Wallingford, Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial funeral services will be held Saturday, at 11 a.m. in the Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House La., Orange. Interment in Orange Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the Calvary Hospital, 1740 East Chester Rd., Bronx, NY 10461 or to Phelps Hospice, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. www.yalesvillefh.com
POTOSKY, DENISE M.
WALLINGFORD: Denise M. Rogers Potosky, 56, of Wallingford, beloved wife of John Potosky, died Saturday, December 8, 2007, at their residence, after a long battle with cancer. Born in New Haven, October 20, 1951, a daughter of Anne Koval Rogers of Wallingford and the late Algerd Rogers, she had been a Wallingford resident for many years. She was a graduate of the Lyman Hall High School Class of 1969 and the State Academy of Hairdressing and was the proprietor to Hair Plus Beauty Salon for 20 years. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Vic and Betty Martin and Bill and Laurie Potosky, all of Florida, and Mike Cole of Pennsylvania; and several nieces, nephews and many friends. Denise always had a smile, was a wonderful wife and was like a mother to Scotty her pet. She was never considered an in-law but always a sister. She was a true friend, loved every day God had given to her and was loved by everyone whose life she touched. Our loss is great but she is now at peace. Her family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main Street, Ext., Wallingford, Friday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. when the funeral cortege will proceed to the Church of the Resurrection, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT 06450 www.wallingfordfh.com
BRIX, PAUL A.
Paul A. Brix, 49 of Wallingford passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 8th, 2007. Paul was born in Springfield, MA; son of the late Ernest W. and Anna (Sorresse) Brix; he lived most of his life in Kensington. He attended school in Kensington and graduated from Berlin High School and Middlesex Community College. He was employed at the United Concrete in Wallingford. He was a member of Saint Paul Church in Kensington. Paul is survived by three brothers Ernest W Brix Jr. and his wife Phyllis of Porter IN., James M. Brix and his wife Delia of Rio Rico AZ., and Charles L Brix and his wife Bernadette of Kensington. Three sisters Victoria B. Mooney and her husband Donald of Encinitas CA., Laura B. Foran and her husband Michael of New Britain and Diana M. Brix of Plantsville. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. Along with family, Paul also leaves a special person in his life, "Daw" from Thailand. He had hoped to be united with her soon in the U.S. before his life was tragically taken. Family and friends are asked to meet at Saint Paul Church, Alling Street, Kensington, Saturday, December 15th at 10AM to Celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow in South Burying Ground. Friends may call at the Kenney-Luddy Funeral Home, 205 South Main Street, New Britain, Friday, December 14th 2007 from 4 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Arc of Southington, 201 West Main St., Plantsville, CT 06479 or The Special Olympics Connecticut, 2666 State Street Suite 1, Hamden CT, 06517-2231
ROGERS, CHARLES, SR.
Charles Rogers, Sr., 67, of New Haven, CT passed away Friday, December 7, 2007. Born June 24, 1940 in Morganton, North Carolina to Elouise Rogers and the late Lloyd Rogers. Charles was self employed as a painter for many years. Charles was married to Louise Rich of New Haven, and he is survived by mother Elouise Rogers of New Haven; son Charles Rogers, Jr. of New Haven; two daughters Ella Louise Rogers and Ann Watson both of New Haven; four brothers Robert L. and J.R. Rogers both of High Point, NC, Lloyd Rogers, Jr. of Washington, DC and Willis R. Bowers of Norwood, NC; two sisters Ruth Westbrook of Winston Salem, NC and Nancy Robinson of High Point, NC; four grandchildren and one great grand child. A celebration of his life will be at 12 pm on Friday, December 14, 2007 at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT. Calling hours are 11-12. Interment at Evergreen.
Arlene Resnick, 80, of Hamden, died of complications related to lung cancer on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007. Arlene was the wife of Sid Resnick and the mother of three children, Naomi (Stanley) Schwartz of Providence, RI., Ruth Resnick (Roger) Johnson of Hamden, and Eugene V. Resnick, of New York City. Arlene is also survived by her sister, Bertha Burg, of Hamden, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Estelle and George Holt of New York, six grandchildren, Rebecca, Ezra, and Ben Schwartz, and Gabe, Ahna, and David Johnson, and nieces and nephews. Arlene was born in New Haven in 1927, the daughter of Frank and Tillie Kaezor. She attended public schools in New Haven Dwight Street School, Troup Middle School, and Hillhouse High School, from which she graduated in 1944. In 1949 Arlene married Sid Resnick. Their first apartment was on Gilbert Street in New Haven. Starting in 1957, they lived for 35 years on Valley St., opposite West Rock Park. They moved to Hamden in 1994. Arlene worked in a variety of jobs in the New Haven area. In the 1950s she worked at Shartenburgs Department Store, in the billing department and often staffing the candy counter. Later she worked as the secretary to the director of the YMCA of Hamden, and in 1960 was the assistant to New Haven peace activists Ola and Willard Uphaus. Arlene worked for 38 years at the medical illustrations office of the Yale Medical School. For many years she did lettering on illustrations and graphs, and later worked on the business side of the office. Arlene was a member of the Federation of University Employees, Local 34. She proudly walked the picket line in the three month strike of 1984. She retired from Yale at the age of 75 in 2002. In addition to her work, Arlene volunteered her time with the Parent Teacher Association at West Hills School, which all three of her children attended. She was also an active member of the Title I Parent Board for the New Haven School System. More recently, she has supported the work of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD). Arlene is remembered by her family and friends for her delicious homemade cakes, for her love of card games, Scrabble and crossword puzzles, and for her openness and ease of conversation. Her grandchildren enjoyed many day trips and evenings out at restaurants with their Bubbie and Zeide (grandmother and grandfather). All who knew her will remember her warmth, devotion and love for her friends and family, and her sense of justice. Memorial gatherings to celebrate Arlenes life are planned. For information call Ruth Resnick Johnson at 287-1322 or Sid Resnick at 288-8206. The Weller Funeral Home, 493 Whitney Ave., New Haven is in charge of arrangements.
MARKLESKI, STANLEY A.
In Yale N.H. Hospt., December 10, 2007 of Mill Creek Rd., Branford, husband of the late Pauline Landa Markleski, father of David S. Markleski of Branford and Michael P. and his wife Joanne Markleski of Branford, grandfather of Michael A. and Chelsea A. Markleski, brother of Matthew Markleski of Branford and the late Edmund Markleski and Loretta Colburn. Long time friend of Dorothy Simpson of Branford. Mr. Markleski was born in Branford, February 17, 1917, son of the late Ignacy and Amelia Markleski. He was a parishioner of St. Mary Church and an Army veteran of WW II, having served in the Pacific with Battery H of Branford. Funeral from the Clancy Funeral Home, 43 Kirkham Ave., East Haven, Friday morning at 9:30. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church at 10 oclock. Friends may call Thursday 6-8 PM. Burial with military honors in St. Agnes Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Daniel Cosgrove Animal Shelter, 749 E. Main St., Branford, 06405.
SPENCER, FRANCIS W.
Francis W. Spencer, husband of Dora Belbusti Spencer of East Haven, died December 10, 2007, at the Connecticut Hospice. He was born in West Haven, on Nov. 6, 1920, son of the late William and Anna Farrell Spencer. He is survived by; a son, Jeffrey (Georgia) Spencer of East Haven; daughters, Susan (Brian) Wood of East Haven and Candace (Mel) Poole of Thurmont, MD; grandchildren, Joshua and Lauren Poole, Christopher, Jennifer and Jeffrey Spencer II; and great-grand;child, Elijah Spencer. He was also the beloved uncle of Mary Speringo and David Belbusti of East Haven. He was predeceased by a brother, William Spencer. He served with the U.S. Navy Seabees during WW II and was the fourth Commander of the American Legion, Foxon Post 175. He had been an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 90. Mr. Spencer was responsible for obtaining house to house delivery of mail for the Glenmoor Development in East Haven. Funeral from the Keenan Funeral Home, 330 Notch Hill Rd., North Branford, Thursday morning at 9:00. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Pompeii at 9:30. Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7. Burial in All Saints Cemetery with military honors. Memorials may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.
LONARDO, EDNA H.
Edna H. Lonardo of 165 Clintonville Rd., North Haven passed away December 8, 2007. Her Funeral Procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Thursday morning at 9:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 10:00. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. The visiting hours will be Wednesday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 pm. www.northhavenfuneral.com
Barbara (Lewis) DAngelo, 83, of Southington and Block Island, RI, died Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at the Southington Care Center. She was the wife of Dominic DAngelo. Born November 28, 1924 in Southington she was the daughter of the late Earl Lewis and Ethel (Orr) Lewis Bundy. Besides her husband Dominic she is survived by her three children; Karen Duale and her husband Marc of London England, Mary Forssell and her husband Peter of Peterborough, NH, Peter McNerney and his wife Bernadette of Block Island, RI; 6 grandchildren, Ben and Kate Forssell, Yann and Tessa Duale, James and Patrick McNerney. She was predeceased by her twin sister Carol Trieber and her first husband James McNerney. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave., Southington. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Block Island Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 781, Block Island, RI 02807 For on line condolences and directions please visit, www.dellavecchiafh.com
RYAN, WILLIAM P., III
William P. Ryan, III, the much beloved and respected husband of Ursula Ryan for 55 years, died peacefully at home with his wife and family at his side. Through their love for each other, Bill and Ursula brought into this world eight children including Mary Jude who died in infancy. They are Denise Canestri of Guilford, CT., Colleen Miklinevich of West Redding, CT, Anne Ryan of Bethany, Patrice Carroll of Mendham, N.J., William P. Ryan IV of West Haven, Ct., Michael Ryan of Littleton, CO., and Steven Ryan of Bethany. He cared very deeply for his children, his 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was a man of great integrity and humor and will be sorely missed by his wife and family. He worked his way thru Villanova College by working summer jobs and getting scholarships, and graduated in 1952 at the top of his Mechanical Engineering Class. He then attended Drexel University and Northeastern U. at night to achieve his Masters in Electrical Engineering. In 1963 he was employed at MITE Corp in the Westville section of New Haven, CT. as a manager and rose to VP and then to CEO as the company changed to New Haven Mfg. He retired in 1995. He was an avid sports fan and frustrated golfer. He participated at various times as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, The Woodbridge Rotary Club, and the Woodbridge Country Club. Through photographs from his travels, he occassionally gave beautiful slide shows to various organizations. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Center Rd., Woodbridge. Calling hours are Friday from 4-8 p.m. in SISK BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 3105 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN. In Lieu of flowers contributions to the Alzheimers Association, 2911 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, 06518 or to the Parkinson Disease Association, 27 Allendale Dr., North Haven 06473
At her home, December 11, 2007, RoseAnn Barone, 68, of 10 Barton Court, Branford.
Wife of Vincent Barone of Branford.
Mother of Vincent G. Barone and Donna Marie Barone, both of Branford.
Sister of Antoinette (Chickie) Santoemmo of East Haven.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
RoseAnn was born in New Haven on October 22, 1939, a daughter of the late George and Lillian Zeoli Lacey.
She recently celebrated her 50 th wedding anniversary on November 30th.
She worked as a child care provider and lovingly raised many children whose parents are grateful to have had RoseAnn in their lives. She was an avid animal lover and was the strength of her family. She will be greatly missed by her family & friends. For the children she cradled in her arms, may the Lord hold her in the Palm of His hands. Funeral from the W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Branford Friday at 10:30 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 at St. Mary Church in Branford. Friends may call Thursday from 4-7 P.M. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Branford. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.
SPENCER, MARIAN J.
In New Haven, December 9, 2007, Marian J. Spencer, 85, of Grey Ledge Dr., Guilford, CT. Born November 7, 1922, daughter of the late Harry and Ada Holladay Knoch. She lived in Kansas City, KS and Colcord, OK before moving to Guilford, CT in 1999. She was a member of the North Guilford Congregational Church and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross as a coordinator of Medical Rides for Guilford residents. She retired from Allen Canning Company in Siloam Springs, AR in 1992. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Joyce and John DAmato with whom she resided. She is also survived by six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Daniel Harding, her husband, Merl Spencer, a brother, and two sisters. A Memorial Service will be held at the North Guilford Congregational Church, 159 Ledge Hill Rd, Guilford, CT on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 1:30pm. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Dickson Cemetery, Cherokee, AR. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Spencers memory may be made to North Guilford Congregational Church, 159 Ledge Hill Rd., Guilford, CT 06437. Arrangements in care of the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St, Guilford, CT.