OBITUARIES

First Name Last Name
Geraldine Bourneuf Tobin

Geraldine Bourneuf Tobin
May 30, 1925 - September 24, 2014

Geraldine (Bourneuf) Tobin, of Hamden and Mansfield Grove died peacefully Sept. 24, 2014 at Fowler Nursing Center in Guilford. She was 89. Born in New Haven she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Flynn) Bourneuf. She attended St. Rose of Lima School and was a graduate of Hillhouse High School. Ger was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Father Taylor Circle, where she served as Regent, the New Haven Council of Catholic Women, St....

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Bernice Scaramuzza

Bernice Scaramuzza
September 19, 1920 - September 22, 2014

Bernice Scaramuzza, 94, of Hamden died peacefully on September 22, 2014 at CT Hospice in Branford. Born in Branford on September 19, 1920 a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Coolac Tisko. She was the wife of the late Joseph Scaramuzza; mother of, Denise (Gene)Brule of Bristol and Diane Pertesis of New Haven; grandmother of, Susan & Jennifer Brule and Stephen & Leah Pertesis. She is also survived by many nieces & nephews and her step...

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Sonya Kissel Tetmeyer

Sonya Kissel Tetmeyer
April 26, 1912 - September 22, 2014

Sonya Kissel Tetmeyer, 102 died peacefully at her home in North Haven on September 22, 2014. She was born in Minsk, Russia April 26, 1912 to Mary and Kusma Kissel. Her father traveled to the United States with plans to find work and housing and bring his young family to join him in New Haven. World War I and the Russian Revolution intervened with their plans. Sonya and her mother were stranded in Russia and Poland unable to join him until...

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Joan B. Horwitt

Joan B. Horwitt
January 25, 1924 - September 19, 2014

Rev. Joan B. Horwitt, age 90, of Hamden, passed away on September 19, 2014 from complications following a stroke. Her family was with her when she passed. Joan was born in Wyncote, PA on January 25, 1924, a daughter of the late John O. Bower MD & Armorel Dixon Bower. Joan was in the front lines of the struggle to get the Episcopal church to accept women into the priesthood. She graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1977. In 1979 she became the...

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Stephen P. Nista

Stephen P. Nista
April 29, 1950 - September 19, 2014

Stephen P. Nista, age 64, passed away at his home in Hamden with loved ones by his side on Sept. 19, 2014. Born on April 29, 1950, he was a son of the late Constantine "Gus" and Cora B. Bergman Nista and the beloved father of Phillip Nista, of Hamden, and Jennifer Struzinski, of Clinton. In addition to his children, he is also survived by his best friend and the love of his life, Patricia (Dillon) Nista, a brother, Daniel F. Nista, of Hamden and...

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Marion Upham

Marion Upham
February 2, 1925 - September 19, 2014

Marion Barbara Collett Upham, 89, formerly of Meriden, wife of the late Kirkland H. Upham, passed away at the Georgeson House in Naples, FL on Sept. 19, 2014. Born in Meriden on Feb. 2, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Arthur G. and Jessie Hobson Collett. She was the beloved mother to daughter Donnalee (Robert) Percope, of Naples, FL, and son William H. Upham, of Meriden. Also survived by a brother, William A. (Charlotte) Collett, of...

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Katherine M. Day

Katherine M. Day
January 31, 1969 - September 13, 2014

Katherine M. Day, age 45, of New Haven, passed away on September 13, 2014 in Yale New Haven Hospital. Katherine was born in New Haven on January 31, 1969, a daughter of Laura Lawler Day of Wallingford and the late Vincent Day. Katherine is also survived by her daughter Alyssa Cordova and her companion Joseph Cordova; her sister Tasha Day and her nephew Joseph Diaz both of Wallingford. Katherine was a CNA working at local nursing homes. ...

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Patricia L. Sullivan

Patricia L. Sullivan
March 22, 1931 - September 12, 2014

Patricia L. Sullivan, 83, wife of the late Edward L. Sullivan, passed away peacefully Sept. 12, 2014. She was born in Presque Isle, ME Mar. 22, 1931, a daughter of the late Carlton and Alberta Guiou Rand, and had resided in CT since 1953. Mother of Shirley Murano, Lee Ann Scott, and Carol P. Cody. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 3 brothers. Patricia was predeceased by 2 brothers. Funeral service private.

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Marie G. DeVirgilio

Marie G. DeVirgilio
August 1, 1936 - September 10, 2014

Marie G. DeVirgilio, age 78, of Orange, passed away on September 10, 2014. Born in New Haven on August 1, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Domenic & Lucy Parente Tammaro. She is survived by her husband, Angelo DeVirgilio; her son Michael DeVirgilio; sister Concetta Frank & her husband James all of Orange and several nieces & nephews. She was also predeceased by her brother Daniel E. Tammaro. Marie retired from Milford Hospital after 25 years...

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Arthur W. Santo

Arthur W. Santo
May 19, 1916 - September 5, 2014

Arthur W. Santo, (Ret. Capt. US Army), age 98, of Woodbridge, formerly of Hamden, passed away on September 5, 2014. Born in New Haven on May 19, 1916, he was a son of the late Angelo and Concetta Gillette Santomassimo. Arthur was predeceased by his wife Josephine A. Petrillo Santo. He was the beloved father of Cynthia (Greg) Foster, of Hamden and Arlene (David) Fappiano, of Wallingford. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Karen (Joseph)...

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Tyler James Crosby

Tyler James Crosby
April 10, 1989 - September 4, 2014

Tyler James Crosby, 25, passed away September 4, 2014 at his home in Hamden. Son of Jonathan C. and Constance Krebs Crosby. Brother of Jonathan (Toby) Crosby, Jr. of ID, Stacey (Joe) Flores of WA, Stephanie L. (Jerry) Bennett of OR, Terry C. (Robert) Johnson of AL, and Rebecca K. Crosby of Hamden. Uncle of Nicolette and Samuel Flores, Caleb, Josh, and Bella Crosby. Grandson of Carl J. Krebs of FL. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles,...

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Robert Edward Myers

Robert Edward Myers
June 26, 1918 - September 4, 2014

Robert Edward Myers, 96, loving husband of 67 years to Edna Winters Myers of Hamden, passed away Sept. 4, 2014 in CT Hospice after a brief illness. He was born in Bridgeport, June 26, 1918, a son of the late Frederick and Emma Pearl Schwartz Myers and served in the US Navy during WW II. He was employed at the Geometric Tool Co. as a machinist for many years prior to his retirment in 1982. Father of Charlotte J. Lassen and her husband Richard of...

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Eugene George Eureka, Sr.

Eugene George Eureka, Sr.
February 1, 1925 - September 3, 2014

Eugene George Eureka, Sr., 89, of Hamden, passed away on September 3, 2014 at his home. Born in New Haven on February 1, 1925 to the late George and Ellen Knudsen Eureka. Husband of the late Margaret McMahon Eureka. Eugene is survived by his son, Eugene G. Eureka, Jr. and his wife Marilyn of South Meriden; two grandchildren, Michelle and Quinn Eureka; nephew, Ronald Jacobson of NH. He was predeceased by his brothers, Dwight and Ogden Eureka and...

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James (Jim) E. Thomas, Sr.

James (Jim) E. Thomas, Sr.
March 25, 1938 - August 28, 2014

James (Jim) E. Thomas, Sr., age 76 of Orange, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side August 28, 2014, at CT Hospice in Branford. Jim was born on March 25, 1938, a son of the late Jeannette Sennett Thomas and Lester H. Thomas. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Thomas, and his sons, Scott A. Thomas of Texas, James E. Thomas, Jr., Michael Thomas and daughters, Deborah (Mark) Augur and Karen Thomas all of CT; seven...

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Keith Robert  DiFronzo

Keith Robert DiFronzo
December 8, 1966 - August 27, 2014

Keith Robert DiFronzo, 47, of Clinton CT, passed away August 27, 2014 in the Smilow Cancer Hospital. Beloved son of Elizabeth DiFronzo, of Hamden CT. Mr. DiFronzo was born in New Haven, CT on Dec. 8 1966. He was employed as a Senior Account Executive at the NWN Corporation. The family would like to send a special thank you to his second family the NWN Corporation. The family would also like to thank all the doctors and nurses at the Smilow...

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Zeata Ann Witheril

Zeata Ann Witheril
October 23, 1932 - August 26, 2014

Zeata Ann Witheril, 81, of Guilford, formerly of Hamden, passed away August 26, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of 62 years to the late Eugene A. Witheril, and is survived by her loving children, Linda Kasowitz and her husband Marvin of West Haven, Patrick Witheril and his wife Denise of Guilford and Peggy Choiniere and her husband Ed of Bethany, grandchildren, Kate Kasowitz and her husband Frank McCarty, Allison...

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Elizabeth M. Slauson

Elizabeth M. Slauson
February 24, 1925 - August 23, 2014

Elizabeth M. Slauson, age 89, of Bethany, formerly of Hamden, passed away on August 23, 2014. Born in Hartford, CT on February 24, 1925, she was a daughter of the late James Burleigh Morton & Helen Chatfield Morton. Elizabeth was the widow of Harvey Benson Slauson, Jr; mother of Suzanne Carpenter & her husband Frank of Virginia Beach, Harvey Slauson, III and Robert Slausen & his wife Ona-May all of Bethany; grandmother of Adam & Drew Carpenter,...

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Donald "Cliff" Thomson

Donald "Cliff" Thomson
September 5, 1952 - August 23, 2014

Donald "Cliff" Thomson, age 61, of Shelton, formerly of West Haven and Woodbridge , passed away suddenly on August 23, 2014. Cliff was born in New Haven on September 5, 1952. He was a 1970 graduate of West Haven High School and a 1972 graduate of Norwalk State Technical College. The son of Donald J. and Jane Ellen Hull Thomson of West Haven. Cliff is also survived by his wife, Joyce Hylwa Thomson; his son Kevin Thomson of Shelton; sisters, Donna...

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Ralph J. D'Amora

Ralph J. D'Amora
July 8, 1925 - August 22, 2014

Ralph J. D'Amora, age 89, of North Haven, passed away on August 22, 2014. Born in New Haven on July 8, 1925, he was a son of the late Louis & Ginevra Coscarelli D'Amora. Ralph, a loving husband and father, is survived by his wife, Irma Catania D'Amora; his sons, Bruce D'Amora & his wife Nancy of New Milford, CT and Robert D'Amora& his wife Robyn of Parkland, FL; grandchildren, Allison, Paul, Nicole, Isabella, Sophia & Luca D'Amora; sister in-law...

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Priscilla Fehm

Priscilla Fehm
May 22, 1927 - August 20, 2014

Priscilla D. Fehm, long time resident of Hamden, passed away on August 20, 2014 at YNHH. Born in Augusta, ME on May 22, 1927, daughter of the late Sadie Morin and Irenee Pomerleau. Priscilla was predeceased by her husband, Sherwood A. Fehm, Sr.; step-son, Sherwood A. Fehm, Jr.; step-daughter, Pamela F. Bell; step-granddaughter, Saba Fehm-Sullivan. She is survived by one sister, Ida T. Yukas of Albany, OR; son-in-law, David Bell of St. Augustine,...

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Julie Tagliatela

Julie Tagliatela
May 14, 1921 - August 20, 2014

Julie Tagliatela, 93, of Cheshire, passed away on August 20, 2014 at Elim Park. Born in Bridgeport on May 14, 1921 to the late Antonio and Antonette Caruso Malvasi. She grew up in Bridgeport before moving to Hamden, where she was a longtime resident before moving to Elim Park 16 years ago. Julie was predeceased last year by her husband of 50 years, Paul J. Tagliatela. She leaves her brothers, Michael Malvasi of Monroe and Joseph Malvasi of...

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William F. "Bill" Burns

William F. "Bill" Burns
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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

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