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William F. "Bill" Burns

William F. "Bill" Burns
June 11, 1946 - August 14, 2014

William F. Burns, 68, was born on June 11, 1946 and passed away at Branford Hospice after a long battle with cancer on August 14, 2014. William, known to all as Bill, was the son of the late Henry and Margaret Heaphy Burns. He was a graduate of Hamden High School and Quinnipiac University. He is survived by his cousin, Don Houde of Baton Rouge, LA, Betty Mashburn from Prattville, Alabama, as well as many close friends from Massachusetts to...

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Marguerite Ann Yulo Sgro

Marguerite Ann Yulo Sgro
February 24, 1926 - August 13, 2014

Marguerite Ann Sgro (Yulo), age 88, of Masonicare in Wallingford, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2014. She was the widow of Gene Louis Sgro. Mrs. Sgro, a daughter of the late Ralph and Rose Mona Yulo, was born in New Haven on February 24th, 1926. She was in the US Army Nurse Cadet Corps and graduated Grace Hospital in 1947 as a registered nurse. She worked in all three City of New Haven hospitals. She also worked at the Knights of Columbus...

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Beverly Guyette Barnes

Beverly Guyette Barnes
January 27, 1937 - August 9, 2014

Beverly Guyette Barnes, 77, wife of the late Ernest M. Barnes, passed away at home in West Haven on August 9, 2014. She was born in West Haven on January 27, 1937; a daughter of the late Frederick and Lois Ludington Guyette. Beloved mother of Steven Barnes and his wife Sandra of West Haven, Robert Barnes and his wife Michelle, also of West Haven, and Gregory Barnes and his wife Michele of Bridgeport. She is also survived by a sister, Nancy Moore...

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Barbara Crowley

Barbara Crowley
October 4, 1933 - August 8, 2014

Barbara C. Crowley, 80, wife of the late Walter R. Crowley, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014 at CT Hospice in Branford. She was born October 4, 1933 in New Haven, a daughter of the late Alfred "Earl" and Frances (Deihl) Carlette. She was a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church on the Green in New Haven, and was an executive secretary to the president of Winchester Arms., and went on the work for Olin Corp. and Ramset. Barbara loved...

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Belle Polino Murray

Belle Polino Murray
September 6, 1927 - August 6, 2014

Belle (Cease) Polino Murray, age ­­86, passed away on August 6, 2014. Belle was born in New Haven on September 6, 1927, the daughter of the late Louis & Fannie Cutler Cease and step-daughter of the late Gertrude Cease. She was formerly of West Haven, Guilford, and lived the last 13 years in Hamden. She was predeceased by her beloved husbands, Thomas Polino and Richard Gordon Murray. Belle was the loving mother of Pamela Gershman & her husband...

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Concetta "Etta" Ann Reilly

Concetta "Etta" Ann Reilly
February 11, 1949 - August 5, 2014

Concetta "Etta" Ann Reilly, 65, of Branford, passed away suddenly on August 5, 2014. Born on February 11, 1949 to the late Louis and Eleanor Camarota Migliozzi. Etta was the loving wife of 47 years to William Reilly; beloved mother and best friend to her children, Elizabeth Mentillo of Branford, William Reilly & his wife Christine of Hamden, Joseph Reilly & his wife Debbie of North Branford, Michael Reilly of Branford; adoring grandmother to her...

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Michael Wayne Martindale

Michael Wayne Martindale
March 11, 1959 - August 3, 2014

Michael Wayne Martindale, 55, of Wallingford, passed away on August 3, 2014 at Gaylord. Born March 11, 1959 in Milford to the late William and Marianne Nosal Martindale. Michael is survived by his aunt, Margaret Martindale; adopted aunt, Ann Matheson; his very good friend with whom he resided, Anne Rice; caring friends from STA; siblings, William Martindale III, Marianne Rossitto, & Debra Wildermuth; and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins. ...

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Barbara R. Merwede

Barbara R. Merwede
July 31, 1935 - August 1, 2014

Barbara R. Merwede, of Hamden, passed away early Friday morning, August 1, 2014 after a long illness. A long time parishioner of Spring Glen Church, she was active in the alter guild and several other committees. Barbara was an only child born to the late Melville and Harriet Roecklein Metcalf in New York City on July 31, 1935, and was an alumnus of Concordia College. She worked for many years with the Burt Process Company in Hamden, as well...

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Gloria E. Staley

Gloria E. Staley
February 13, 1926 - 2014

Gloria E. Staley, 88, wife to her late loving husband, Edmund Staley, passed away on July 6, 2014. Born in New Haven on February 13, 1926 to the late Pierson and Elizabeth Yaeger Peck. Gloria leaves her son, Michael Staley and his wife Darlene of Jupiter, FL; three grandchildren, Justin & his wife Ginger, Jared, & Michaela; five great-grandchildren, Aurora, Jared, Vada, Noah, & Ethan; one great great-granddaughter, Danica; sister, Delight White...

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Judith Comstock Davies

Judith Comstock Davies
April 12, 1945 - July 31, 2014

Judith Comstock Davies, age 69, of Hamden, CT & Naples, FL passed away on July 31, 2014 in Southington Care Center. Judy was the widow of Lee E. Davies. Born in Milford on April 12, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Robert & Alice Rowland Comstock. She is survived by daughter Brenda (Edward) Byers of Lakeway, TX; son Brian (Lisa) Davies of Southington; grandchildren, Charles Byers, Erika, Kevin & Paige Davies and was predeceased by her...

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Walter Ronald Kenney

Walter Ronald Kenney
October 1, 1933 - July 28, 2014

Walter Ronald Kenney, of Bethany, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014 at Arden House. He was born in New Haven on October 1, 1933 to the late Walter Iver Kenney and Svea Elvira (Fagrell) Kenney. He was the husband of his high school sweetheart, Priscilla Blake (Smith) Kenney. They were married on June 28, 1958 at The Church of the Redeemer in New Haven. He attended New Haven schools and graduated from James Hillhouse High School in 1952. He...

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Margaret Flaherty Gillen

Margaret Flaherty Gillen
July 7, 1924 - July 26, 2014

Margaret Flaherty Gillen, Esq., formerly of Lincroft, NJ passed away July 26, 2014 in Hamden, CT where she moved in 2008. Margaret was born in Jersey City, NJ, July 7, 1924. Daughter of the late John & Margaret O'Brien Flaherty, she was a graduate of St. Michael's High School in Jersey City, College of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, and Seton Hall Law School in Newark, NJ. Margaret was an attorney for Fort Monmouth for twenty years and then...

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Stephen David Rubelman

Stephen David Rubelman
December 10, 1924 - July 24, 2014

In Orange, July 24, 2014, Stephen David Rubelman, 89, of Indian River Rd., husband of the late Helen Ritzert Rubelman. Survived by his children, Virginia Anderson and her husband Steven of North Andover, MA, David Rubelmann and his wife Annette of Orange, Nancy Wargo and her husband George of Norwalk, Cindy DeNitto and her husband Joseph of Orange; his grandchildren, Kimberly and Jeffrey Anderson, Mark, Greg and Adam Rubelmann, Nick and Katie...

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Paul Anthony Scholder

Paul Anthony Scholder
October 19, 1933 - July 20, 2014

Paul Anthony Scholder, 80, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2014 surrounded by his family at his home in Branford. Born in Brooklyn, NY on October 19, 1933 to the late Sol and Sylvia Weiner Scholder. He graduated from Tufts University and earned his law degree from New York University Law School. Paul was an attorney for over 50 years having had his private practice in New Haven and he was a long standing member of the Connecticut Bar...

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Alan R. Davis

Alan R. Davis
June 8, 1941 - July 17, 2014

Alan R. Davis, 73, of North Haven, husband of Joyce Barboza Davis, passed away July 17, 2014 after an extended illness. Father of Jarita Davis of West Falmouth, MA and Erick Davis of Chapel Hill, NC. Grandfather of Lyra Hitchcock-Davis. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was born in Boston, MA on June 8, 1941, the son of the late Edgar J. and Ruth Ransom Davis, and had resided in North Haven since 1978. Alan proudly...

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Edward V.  Smith

Edward V. Smith
July 10, 1931 - July 17, 2014

Edward V. Smith 83, died peacefully on Thurs., July 17, 2014 at Paradigm Healthcare and Rehab Center in Waterbury. He was the brother of Harold Smith of Waterbury, David Smith and his wife, Joan of Reading, MA and Jerome Smith of Rochester, NY. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and friends including dear friend Kate Corvaja of Spring Lake, NJ. Edward was born in Hamden, CT July 10, 1931 a son of the late Philip A. and Mabel E. Quinn...

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Arthur C. Vignola

Arthur C. Vignola
January 20, 1917 - July 17, 2014

Arthur C. Vignola, age 97, passed away on July 17, 2014. Born in New Haven on January 20, 1917 he was a son of the late Joseph & Josephine Amodio Vignola. Arthur was predeceased by his wife, Filomena "Millie" Pascarella Vignola; his son Robert M. Vignola; his sisters Julia & Lucia Vignola and Amelia DeLucia and brothers, Anthony, Alfred, Albert, Domenic & Armand Vignola. He is survived by his son Keith A. Vignola & his wife Teresa Giano Vignola...

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Marion Ruth Salka

Marion Ruth Salka
February 1, 1918 - July 14, 2014

Marion Ruth Salka, wife of the late Robert Louis Salka, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 14, 2014 . She was born in Yalesville on February 1, 1918 to the late Edwin B. and Frances R. Yale. Marion attended Yalesville School and Lyman Hall High School and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Wallingford. Marion and Robert were married for 75 years. They enjoyed square dancing, working side by side at Robert Salka...

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Robert  "Bobby" Esposito

Robert "Bobby" Esposito
January 10, 1949 - July 9, 2014

Robert "Bobby" Esposito, age 65, of Hamden, passed away on July 9, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in New Haven on January 10, 1949 he was the son of the late Pasquale & Rose Nuzzo Esposito. Bobby is survived by his wife, Carol Garcia Esposito; his daughter Tara Esposito Miller & her husband Michael of Hamden; his son Marc Esposito & his wife Kristen of Milford; his sister Donna Esposito of East Haven; brother in-law Joseph Northrup of...

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Vincent J. Kelleher

Vincent J. Kelleher
August 16, 1913 - July 5, 2014

Vincent J. Kelleher, age 100, of Hamden and Guilford, entered into rest eternal Saturday, July 5, 2014, at The Guilford House. He was the beloved husband of the late Freda Meyers Kelleher and loving father of Carol Kelleher of Guilford. "Uncle Vinnie" is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Margaret Urban, Sister Joseph Theophane Kelleher of the Sisters of St. Joseph, and Thomas J. Kelleher. Vincent was...

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Doris Kamens Preece

Doris Kamens Preece
June 28, 1918 - July 2, 2014

Doris K. Preece, age 96, of Charlton, MA, passed away on July 2, 2014. Born in Meriden, CT on June 28, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Rose Higus Kamens. She leaves behind two children; son Arthur J. Preece, Jr & his wife Susan of Sarasota, FL and her daughter Dory Preece Graham & her husband Brad of Westborough, MA as well as daughter in-law Jackie Preece of Old Saybrook, Ct; grandchildren, Jennifer Preece, Rose S. Preece,...

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Edward W. Wilson

Edward W. Wilson
August 10, 1944 - July 2, 2014

Edward William Wilson, 69, husband of Charla (Miller) Wilson passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 2, 2014. He was born August 10, 1944 in Spokane, WA a son of the late Edward M. Wilson and Mable Grace Connerly Nystrom. Ed proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, 101st Army Airborne, retired from Nutmeg Chrome Co. but decided to continue there part-time. He was so full of life, had an infectious laugh, people and animals loved to be...

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Robert Asbury Colbourn

Robert Asbury Colbourn
August 2, 1922 - July 1, 2014

Robert Asbury Colbourn, 91, of North Haven, husband of 62 years of Ruth Wilson Colbourn passed away July 1, 2014 after a brief illness. Brother of David Colbourn of Branford and the late Eleanor Gabriel. Bob was born in New Haven August 2, 1922 a son of the late Harry B. and Norma Beardsley Colbourn and had been a resident of North Haven since 1952. He served in the US Army during WW II with the 3622 Quarter Master's Truck Co. in North Africa...

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John B. Manfreda

John B. Manfreda
February 2, 1929 - June 30, 2014

John B. Manfreda, 85, of Orange, devoted husband of 60 years to Marjorie Heinrich Manfreda passed away suddenly Monday, June 30, 2014; father of Dorothy Manfreda of Orange; Susan and her husband Michael Hanlon of Sherborn, MA, Edward Manfreda of Stamford, CT and Nancy and her husband Jim DeLuca of Mason,OH; brother of Robert Manfreda of North Haven; and loving grandfather of John Villa, Claire and Megan Hanlon, Lauren, Myles and Ava DeLuca. He...

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Jennifer Marian Schull

Jennifer Marian Schull
August 9, 1980 - June 28, 2014

Jennifer Marian Schull, born August 9, 1980, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on June 28, 2014. Jennifer was the beloved daughter of Donna J. Schull and the late Richard P. Schull Sr. Jennifer was pre-deceased by her brother Robert (Bob) Ward. She was the loving sister of David Ward (Ann), Diane Ward Mui (Peter), Penny Ward Mulligan (Geoff), Todd Schull (Julie), Karl Schull (Jeri-Ann), Traci Schull Heppler (Bruce), Kurt...

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