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Arlene Alice Durley

Arlene Alice Durley
July 9, 1915 - April 17, 2014

Arlene Alice Durley, 98, wife of the late Grant J. Durley, passed away Thursday, April 17 at Elim Park Baptist Home in Cheshire after a brief illness. Mother of Judith M. (James) Johnson of Bethany, and Harold D. (Maria) Durley of Bethany. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren, and was predeceased by a sister, Marjorie Sanford. Arlene was born in Naugatuck, CT July 9, 1915; daughter of the late Harold and Martha...

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Barbara Gross

Barbara Gross
November 9, 1931 - April 17, 2014

Barbara Gross, 82, of Hamden, passed away peacefully April 17, 2014 at Hamden Healthcare Center after a long illness. She was a retired longtime teacher in the Hamden Public School system. She is survived by her longtime loving companion, Bill Collins; her daughter Kathy and husband Kevin Hall of New Russia, NY, and two grandchildren, Caleb and Megan Hall. Friends may attend her Mass of Christian Burial celebrated on Thursday, April 24th in St....

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John Joseph Mullen

John Joseph Mullen
October 20, 1933 - April 16, 2014

John Joseph Mullen, born October 20, 1933, passed away peacefully at home in Hamden, CT on April 16, 2014. John grew up in Philadelphia, attending Our Lady of Lourdes grammar school, and St. Thomas More High School. He was active in Scouting and advanced to the Eagle rank. He graduated from Villanova University with a BS in Economics in 1959, interrupted for two years by service in the Army Security Agency in the Far East from 1954-1956. John...

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Hilda A. Smith

Hilda A. Smith
December 26, 1925 - April 12, 2014

Hilda A. Smith, of Branford, peacefully passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband, Leon H. Smith; parents, Karl and Martha Hoepfner Wuestefeld; sister, Elsie Mahoney and brother, Karl Wuestefeld. Hilda is survived by her two daughters, Cheryl (Bob) Mangiulli of Cheshire and Denise Watrous (Steve St. John) of Branford. She has three devoted grandchildren, Jim (Tina) Watrous,...

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Gloria H. Dennis

Gloria H. Dennis
September 16, 1922 - April 8, 2014

Gloria Helen Dennis, age 91, of Hamden, passed away on April 8, 2014 in Yale New Haven Hospital. Gloria was the widow of James W. Dennis, Sr. Born in Brooklyn, NY on September 16, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Raffaelo & Giovannina DiMartino Giordano. She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Ohlsen & her husband James, Dena Klos & her husband Francis and Denise Wyckoff & her husband Pieter, Sr, all of Hamden; her son James "Buddy" Dennis...

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Randolph Henry Bretton

Randolph Henry Bretton
April 1, 1918 - April 7, 2014

Randolph Henry Bretton, 96, of Hamden, passed away on April 7, 2014. He was born in Wolfeboro, NH on April 1, 1918, to the late William and Albina Valley Bretton. Randolph is survived by his wife, Jeannette L'Heureux Bretton; daughters, Nancy Hannans and her husband Albert of Waldorf, MD and Susan Bretton of Hamden; son, Randolph H. Bretton, Jr. and his wife Jenny of Bellville, IL; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was...

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Kenneth "Herky" Patchell

Kenneth "Herky" Patchell
March 28, 1929 - April 6, 2014

Kenneth "Herky" Patchell, 85, of Hamden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday April 6, 2014, peacefully at home with his loving family by his side. Kenneth, son of the late Harry Patchell and Ruth Haynes Patchell, was born in New Haven, CT on March 28, 1929. He was a Hamden resident for 64 years. He was the devoted husband to the late Rosalie Peckingham Patchell for 57 years. He worked at U-Haul, as well as Arden House, for many years prior to...

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William  "Bill" Howard Davey

William "Bill" Howard Davey
July 15, 1963 - March 30, 2014

William "Bill" Howard Davey, age 50, of West Haven, died suddenly March 30, 2014. With him goes a piece of our hearts. Born in New Haven on July 15, 1963, he now joins his parents, Howard & Helen Nitido Davey. Bill will be remembered by his loving siblings, Susan Davey of North Branford, Janet Galante & her husband Rich of Pomfret, and Arthur Davey & his wife Ellen of West Haven; his beloved nieces and nephews, Seth, Carlo & Emily Galante;...

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Lee E. Davies

Lee E. Davies
January 20, 1944 - March 30, 2014

Lee Edward Davies, 70, loving husband of 43 years of Judith Comstock Davies, passed away unexpectedly in Gainesville, FL March 30, 2014. He was born in New Haven January 20, 1944, a son of the late Russell and Dorothy Loughlin Davies, and resided in Hamden and Naples, FL. Beloved father of Brenda (Edward) Byers of Lakeway, TX, and Brian (Lisa) Davies of Southington. Grandfather of Charles Byers, Erika, Kevin, and Paige Davies. He was predeceased...

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Robert M. Soule

Robert M. Soule
October 30, 1921 - March 29, 2014

Robert M. Soule, 92 of West Haven passed away Sat., March 29, 2014 in Yale- New Haven Hospital, he was the beloved husband of Anne Mitchell Soule, father of Robert E. Soule of Branford and Janet (Ted) Francois of East Haven, grandfather of Daryl Soule of Florida, Brian Soule of Glastonbury, Kimberly (Dominic) Moscato of West Haven and Tara (Rob) Rapuano of Florida, great-grandfather of Dominic, Jocelyn, Tyler & Brooke Moscato and Julianna...

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Janet C.  Nolan

Janet C. Nolan
December 19, 1929 - March 28, 2014

Janet C, Nolan, 84, wife of 60 years of Gerald J. Nolan of Hamden, passed away March 28, 2014 in the Mary Wade Home. She was born in Killingly, CT Dec. 19, 1929, daughter of the late Louis and Irene Martin Cote, and had resided in Hamden since 1954. Loving mother of Mark (Mimi) Nolan of Waukesha, WI, Scott (Judy) Nolan of Snohomish, WA, and Craig (Jackie) Nolan of New Britain, CT. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 4 great...

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Cortland Bonday

Cortland Bonday
February 21, 1989 - March 26, 2014

Cortland L. Bonday, age 25, life long resident of Hamden, passed away on March 26, 2014. Cortland was the boyfriend for many years of Megan Groleau with whom he resided. He is survived by his mother Jacqueline Boughton Marvel of Northford; his father Michael Marvel of Branford; his sister Jessica Marvel of Hamden; his brother Nicholas Marvel of Washington; his maternal grandparents Dennis Boughton of North Haven & Joan Silk Petraccione of...

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Thomas F. Creamer, Jr.

Thomas F. Creamer, Jr.
- March 25, 2014

In Orange, CT March 25, 2014, Thomas F. Creamer Jr., 79, died after a long illness. Husband of Geraldine A. Lupoli, Atty. and son of the late Thomas F. and Laura Murray Creamer. Tom graduated from Notre Dame High School and Fairfield University. He was employed by Chas W. Scranton and Co. and F.S. Moseley and Co. He became the Head Municipal Bond Trader at Hartford National Bank and Trust Co., CT National Bank, Shawmut Bank, and Fleet Bank. ...

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Jacqueline M. Kennedy

Jacqueline M. Kennedy
September 1, 1923 - March 25, 2014

Madison, Connecticut - Jacqueline Mattern Kennedy died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Hearth at Tuxis Pond; she was 90. The daughter of Edmund C. Mattern and Lillian Price Mattern, she was born on September 1, 1923. She grew up in Hamden, Connecticut and graduated from The Gateway School in New Haven, Connecticut, Bradford Jr. College in Haverhill, Massachusetts and Cornell University. At Cornell she joined the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta with...

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Alyce Marie VanArsdale, Sr.

Alyce Marie VanArsdale, Sr.
December 13, 1924 - March 24, 2014

Alyce Marie VanArsdale, age 89, of Hamden, passed away on March 24, 2014 in St. Raphael Hospital. Alyce was the widow of John VanArsdale, Sr. Born in New Haven on December 13, 1924 she was a daughter of the late James & Ella Beauton O'Neil. She is survived by her daughters, Ellen Peters & her husband Conrad of Hampton, Pamela Whelan & her husband Jack of Hamden and Nancy Kuchar & her husband Edward of West Granby; her son Jack VanArsdale & his...

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Alice Connor Howard

Alice Connor Howard
May 25, 1930 - March 23, 2014

Alice Connor Howard, age 83, of Hamden, passed away in St. Raphael Hospital on March 23, 2014. Alice was the wife of James F. Howard, Sr. Born in Carbondale, PA on May 25, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Connor & Catherine Walker Connor. She is also survived by her sons, James F. Howard, Jr. & his wife Barbara Mastroianni of Hamden, Patrick Howard of Hamden and Brian Howard & his wife Manon of Wallingford; her grandchildren Shawn...

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Edward Joseph "Ed" Dowling

Edward Joseph "Ed" Dowling
September 18, 1926 - March 21, 2014

Edward "Ed" Joseph Dowling, 87, of Hamden passed away peacefully with family by his side on March 21, 2014. He was born on September 18, 1926 in New Haven to the late Lawrence "Ray" and Florence Corden Dowling. Ed will be remembered by his adoring wife of 58 years, Patricia Kavanaugh Dowling; his sons and daughters-in-law, Edward Dowling of San Francisco, CA, Michael & Lauretta Dowling of Hamden, Paul & Debra Dowling of Brentwood, CA, and...

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Alfred Villano, Jr.

Alfred Villano, Jr.
February 17, 1950 - March 20, 2014

Ohio - Alfred Villano, Jr., 64, husband of Laura (Hobbs) Villano passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014. He was born February 17, 1950 in West Haven, CT a son of Alfred and Edith (Reiss) Villano Sr. Al graduated from West Haven High School and enjoyed a careeer as a general building contractor. He loved spending time with his grandsons as well as being an avid fan of drag racing and working on cars. In addition to his wife Laura of 42...

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Ann Margaret Behler

Ann Margaret Behler
January 26, 1936 - March 15, 2014

Ann Margaret Behler, 78, wife of the late Robert J. Behler, passed away on March 15, 2014 at Masonic Healthcare Center. She was born in Manchester, NH on January 26, 1936 to the late Morton and Anna Wehinger Lord. Ann grew up in New Hampshire before settling in Bethany with her husband to raise their family. The Masonic Home in Wallingford became their home after retirement. Ann was a Registered Nurse having gone to school at Elliot Hospital...

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Miles G. Blakeslee, Jr.

Miles G. Blakeslee, Jr.
November 23, 1929 - March 15, 2014

Miles Grant Blakeslee, Jr. 84, husband of 60 years of Joyce Oswald Blakeslee, passed away peacefully in his home the morning of March 15, 2014. Grandson of Watson Stiles Woodruff, former CT Senator, and of D.A. Blakeslee, former Lt. Gov. of CT. He was born in New Haven, CT November 23, 1929 a son of the late M. Grant and Catherine Woodruff Blakeslee and resided in Ft. Myers, FL, and North Haven, CT. Father of Catherine Woodruff Blakeslee...

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Blanche Joan Davis

Blanche Joan Davis
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