Apr 162015

Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 10.02.33 PMDoris M. Smith, 95 of Oxford entered peaceful rest on April 14, 2015 at her home; she was the beloved wife of Wesley E. Smith and was the widow of Edward Anderson.

Mrs. Smith was born May 8, 1919 in Derby, daughter of the late John and Dorothy (Moseley) McAuliffe.

Doris was a retired Legal Secretary having worked for several local Attorneys. She was a communicant of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Seymour. Mrs. Smith was very active with the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, Auxiliary, and had served as Past President of the VFW Auxiliary at the State level.

Doris leaves her loving family in addition to her husband, her sister Jean Mester (Ted) of Orange, her grandchildren, Erin Kallogjeri, Stacey Anderson, Bethany Curtiss, and Marley Sessa, and her great grandchildren, Julia, Sophie, Adrian, David, and Ava; a step-son, Wesley Smith of Carey, NC, step-daughters, Marjorie Hotchkiss and Arlene Fanning, her daughter-in-law, Lorene Anderson all of Oxford. Her son, Craig E. Anderson predeceased her.

Calling Hours are Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 W. Church St., Seymour.

A mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Mountain Rd., Seymour.

Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia.

Memorial Gifts may be sent the Oxford Ambulance Assn., 484 Oxford Rd, Oxford, CT 06478.

For directions or to share a memory online, please go to www.hullfh.com

Feb 212015

Screen-shot-2013-11-15-at-10.43.43-PMAfter losing his father today, First Selectman Jim Zeoli offered this message to friends and residents via Facebook.

Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and prayers. I can’t thank you all enough. I am truly blessed to have good friends.

Dad had lived a good life with many up’s and down’s.

The time came on Tuesday when he was having trouble breathing and emergency services were needed. Orange Police Officers Kline and Brown arrived and took over and AMR had two paramedics there in a blink. They assessed and to the St Raphael’s he went.

I can’t say enough good things about the Doctors and Nurses there and all they did to try to help him, it was just not to be this time.

He went peacefully in his sleep and for that we are thankful……God Bless.

Jan 012015

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 7.45.55 PMDorothy K. Guiliotis, 77, of Orange passed away at home Monday December 29, 2014.

She was the wife of George Guiliotis. Mother of Marcy Guiliotis (Jim) Winkel and Gregg Kledaras (Barbra) Guiliotis of Orange. Sister of Harriet K. (the late Walter) Kral and Patricia K. (Richard) Pacelle of Orange, Thomas C. (Joann) Kledaras of Hamden, Cally K. (Joseph) Angeletti of North Haven.

Grandmother of Christopher James and Patrick George Winkel. She also is survived by her sisters-in-law Beverly Kledaras and Marina Nerris, brother-in-law Stratos Guiliotis, her nieces and nephews Richard, Kim, Wendy, Wayne, Joanne, Jay, Betsy, Maribeth, Danika, Virginia, Cally, Emma, Desi, Steven and Dean, her godchildren Kim, Marcia, Helen, Rebecca and Jennifer and her good friend Dr. Howard Pearson.

She was predeceased by her parents George and Mary Papatheofrastou Kledaras, brother Stanley Kledaras and sister Georgene Kledaras.

From eighth grade through her college graduation, Dorothy volunteered at the New Haven Public Library. Dorothy was a 1955 graduate of Hillhouse High School.

In 1959, she graduated from Southern CT. State University with a BA in education and library science. Upon graduation, she taught elementary school in the New Haven Public School System until her retirement in 1997. During that time, she was the media specialist from 1973-1997. From 1963 until 1965 she was the Director of Higher Horizons, a Ford Foundation program.

Dorothy was President and Founder of the Connecticut Campaign Against Cooley’s Anemia, running the organization from her home for 40 years. She dedicated those years to improving the quality of life of those affected by the disease. She was also co-author of multiple news and journal articles and educational pamphlets about Cooley’s Anemia.

She was a co-chair of the Orange Nativity Fund that raised monies that were used to purchase a nativity that has been displayed at the Orange Fair Grounds for the past several years.

A lifetime member of St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, she served as chapter president and grand treasurer of Maids of Athena, Sunday School teacher from 1955-1963 and was supervisor of the Sunday School from 1963-1967, Junior Goya Advisor from 1959-1963, supervisor of the Greek School and a member of the Ladies Philoptochos for 50 years.

One of her proudest accomplishments was creating and editing, with other members of the church, a history book entitled “A History….Greek Orthodox Community of Saint Barbara.”

The Guiliotis family would like to extend a thank you to Homecare Plus for the exceptional care they provided Dotty while she was at home, special thanks to Fran Spagone, her aide and thank you also to Golden Hill Health Care Center, Dr. Veronica Marer and Milford Hospital for their wonderful care.

The hours for visitation will take place Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green.

On Saturday morning all are asked to meet directly at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church for funeral services at 10 o’clock.

Interment will follow in Orange Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange, CT. 06477.

For online condolences please visit www.westhavenfuneral.com.

Dec 282014

Screen Shot 2014-12-28 at 8.30.49 PMClaire L. Del Mauro Cappiello, 93, of Orange, beloved wife of 58 years to the late Louis J. Cappiello died peacefully on December 24, 2014.

Born in New Haven, CT., she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Loretta Maturo Del Mauro.

A resident of Orange for more than 60 years, she was a retired secretary at U.N.H., a member of the Lions Club and was well known for her exceptional hospitality and love towards her family.

Survivors include her three sons Richard and wife Carol Cappiello of Ossining, NY, Robert and his wife the late Sarah Cappiello of St. Louis, MO, William and wife Teresa of Saratoga, CA, five grandchildren; Christopher, Roderick, Kendall, Gus, Emma, three great-grandchildren; Louis, Anna and Allison, a brother Gene Del Mauro and wife Josephine of Hamden, a sister Gloria and her husband the late Joseph Ciancola of Orange, several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to go Directly to Holy Infant Church, 450 Race Brook Rd, Orange on Tuesday December 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial followed by interment in Orange Center Cemetery, Orange.

The Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main St. Bridgeport have been entrusted with the arrangements.

For online condolences and to light a virtual candle visit commercehillfh.com

Nov 302014

gates_of_heavenRose Marie Richitelli Jeffery, 91, of Norwalk. Mother of Cynthia (Cindy) Beres of Stratford, peacefully entered into eternal rest on November 28 at Norwalk Hospital with her family by her side.
She was the wife of Robert T. Jeffery. They were married for 58 years.
The daughter of the late James C. and Louise DiReinzo Richitelli. Rose was born on February 20th 1923 in New Haven and lived in Orange until moving to Norwalk 58 years ago.
She graduated from The New Haven Junior Physical Therapy College. She enjoyed a lengthy career as a Physical Therapist at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, Grace New Haven and St Raphael Hospitals in New Haven and then working for Dr. Frank Serena in Norwalk.
She was a longtime member of the St. Mary’s Women’s Guild. Rose will always be remembered for her strong faith, her devotion to her family, her generosity, and for touching countless hearts with her beautiful smile.
In addition to her daughter and husband, survivors include her granddaughter Marissa Noelle Beres Toth and her husband David of Shelton, Ro’s great grandson Conor David Toth, a sister Dorothy May Richitelli DeMatties of Orange, and many sisters-in-laws and nieces and nephews.
Rose was preceded in death by her brother Pasquale J. Richitelli of Orange.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 2, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 3, at 10:00 AM in St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 669 West Avenue, Norwalk.
Interment will follow in the Orange Center Cemetery, Orange, Ct. Rose’s family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses at Norwalk Hospital for the excellent care and compassion that they gave to her.
 Memorial Donations may be made to The Dominican Nuns at The Monastery of Our Lady of Grace; 11 Race Hill Road, North Guilford, CT 06437. www.collins-funeral.com

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Nov 222014

DoveEula Mae Johnson, 94 of Orange formerly of Bridgeport entered into eternal rest Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the CT Hospice in Branford, CT.

Born in Troupe County, GA to the late Levi and Edna Byrd, Jr., Eula had been a resident of Orange for the past twenty-five years; prior to that she was a resident of Bridgeport thirty-six years.

She retired from Hall Brook Hospital Housekeeping Dept.

In addition to her parents, sixteen siblings predeceased her. She leaves to cherish her memory a special niece, Frankie Berry of Hamden, a host of other nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to the viewing Monday from 10:00 – 11:00 at Morton’s Mortuary, Inc., 25 Margaret E. Morton Lane, Bridgeport.

Funeral services will follow immediately afterward at 11 a.m. with Elder Charles Brewer, III, officiating.

Interment will follow in Park Cemetery, Bridgeport.

See www.mortonsmortuary.com.

Nov 212014

Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 1.28.55 PMKeith Brian Norton, Sr., 49, passed away peacefully at Danbury Hospital on November 17th following a lengthy illness.

Keith was born in Danbury, on September 23, 1965. Beloved son of Patricia A. (Durkin) Norton and the late Kevin G. Norton of New Fairfield.

Keith was a graduate of New Fairfield High School, Class of 1984. He received his Associates Degree from Post University in 1986. He was the former owner and President of Hissong & Weyant Tree Experts of Danbury, and was a licensed State Arborist, as well as the former tree warden for the Town of New Fairfield.

Keith was a previous member of the New Fairfield Sparklers, the Connecticut Rebels and the Germantown Ancients, all of which he developed life long friendships. He was so proud of his Irish heritage and became quite proficient with the Gaelic language. His spontaneity and and “unique” sense of humor will be remembered by all he met.

In addition to his mother Patricia, he will be sadly missed by his three cherished children Colleen Norton of New Britain, Rebecca and Keith Brian Norton, Jr. of Orange; his brother Christopher and his wife Karen and daughter Catherine of Wallingford; his close friend and companion Renee Bronte of New Fairfield; and his former wife Lois Rynkiewicz of Orange. He will also be missed by his Aunts, Uncles and a multitude of cousins and friends.

He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents Francis and Helen Durkin; and his paternal grandparents Homer and Luella Norton.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 22nd at 11:00 am at the Congregational Church of New Fairfield, Gillotti Rd, New Fairfield. Burial will follow at Mountainview Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Keith’s life at the Congregational Church of New Fairfield Hall following the burial.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been established for his minor children. Contributions may be made to: Norton Children’s Scholarship Fund, c/o Patricia A. Norton or c/o Savings Bank of Danbury (New Fairfield Branch), 100 & Route 37, New Fairfield, CT 06812, Attn: Josylda S. Kopke.
To light a candle of hope and remembrance, visit www.cornellmemorial.com.

Nov 202014

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 9.13.30 AMEugene J. McHugh, 81, of Milford, Ct. passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Bridgeport Hospital.

Born on May 10, 1933, in Peckville, Pa., “Gene” was the son of the late Anthony and Evelyn Gaughan- McHugh.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Florence Verrrilli McHugh, devoted daughters Jeanne McHugh-Broughton of West Haven, Eileen (David) McHugh-Silva, of Brooklyn, NY and Barbara (Michael) Ceneri of Orange. He is additionally survived by a loving sister, Margaret McHugh, of Milford. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Katherine and Emma Silva of Brooklyn, NY and Nicholas Ceneri of Orange.

He leaves behind many special cousins, nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was pre-deceased by his three brothers: Joseph, Donald and John McHugh as well as his son in law Bruce Broughton.

Gene was employed by Textron/Lycoming for 35 years in the engineering/metrology department. He was a graduate of Olyphant High School and Lackawanna Business School in Scranton, Pa.

He enjoyed life to the fullest and was very active in many groups throughout his life, including the Milford Senior Center, where he enjoyed playing pool, singing in the choir and socializing.

He was an active parishioner at Christ the Redeemer Church and served as an usher there for many years. He will always be remembered for being a compassionate gentleman and caring friend to all who knew him.

Above all, Gene was a devoted brother, husband, father and grandfather, putting his family at the core of everything he did in life.

He will be dearly missed by all who were privileged to know and to love him.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 10:30 am in Christ the Redeemer Church, Rutland Rd., Milford, CT. Interment will be private.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Bunnell High School, C/O BHS, McHugh Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1 Bulldog Blvd., Stratford, CT 06614.
To leave condolences, or for directions, visit www.georgejsmithandson.com 

Nov 122014

131384_10151231526669707_990393810_oDavid D. Doran, Jr., 62, of Meetinghouse Hill Road, South Sutton, NH, died Thursday, October 30, 2014.

He was born in Summit, NJ on May 5, 1952 the son of David D. and Patricia (Culbertson) Doran, Sr. He graduated from Staples High School, Westport, CT and attended college in Boston. 

Dave was an independent contractor working in the Lake Sunapee Region. He was also a talented bass player with the local band, Night Kitchen. He had resided in Sutton since 1969. 

He was predeceased by his mother, Patricia and a sister, Barbara. Members of his family surviving include his wife of 18 years, Christine (Dunphy) Doran of South Sutton, NH; a son, Jason Doran of Sutton, NH; a granddaughter, Hayle; his father and stepmother, David and Elaine Doran, Sr. of FL; a sister and her husband, Deborah and Mark McCowen of San Diego, CA; a stepdaughter and her husband, Sage and Lee Morton of Orange, CT; a stepson and his wife, Stephen and Christine Makowsky of Anchorage, Alaska; six stepgrandchildren; a niece, Patricia Scala; cousins; a stepsister, Allison Nussbaum McCoy and a stepbrother, Jonathan Nussbaum.

Friends may call at the Chadwick Funeral Home, 235 Main Street, New London, NH on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 P.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 360 Route 101 Unit 5, Bedford, NH 03110 or to USO, P.O. Box 96860, Washington, DC 20077-7677.

Oct 172014

Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 1.42.53 PMDr. John Adams, 97, of Milford, passed away peacefully Oct. 14 with his family at his side. He was the beloved husband for 24 years to Breta (Manley) Mudrick Adams.

Born on October 12, 1917 in Bridgeport, he was the son of Nikola and Anastasia Adams, and graduated from Central High School in Bridgeport and the University of Connecticut where he played football and baseball.

During WWII, he served in the United States Army Air Corps as a B-17 navigator based in England. His plane was shot down in 1943 and he was sent to Stalag Luft 1 prisoner-of-war camp in Germany for 18 months. After the war he attended St. Louis University School of Dentistry and, after receiving his degree in dentistry, served in England during the Korean War setting up a dental clinic.

John established his private dental practice in 1952 and served the Milford community for more than 40 years. He also served as Past President of the Milford Dental Society and Milford Lions Club.

A member of the alumni associations of the University of Connecticut and St. Louis School of Dentistry, John also was a member of the Milford Yacht Club, Riverview Country Club and Racebrook Country Club. He lived an active life playing golf, tennis, bowling and bridge. John also was an avid sports fan and followed his favorite teams, the New York and San Francisco Giants.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his five devoted children; Denise Kukiel and her husband Peter of Bethany, R. Christopher Adams, D.D.S. and his wife Karen of Orange, Randy Adams and his wife Dana of Hamden, Michael Adams, Ph.D. and his wife Susan of Hudson NH, and Susan Soltis and her husband Thomas of Bethany; his loving stepdaughter Robin Mudrick and 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was predeceased in 1989 by his loving first wife Regina (Milewski) Adams and by his 2 brothers Nicholas and Charles Adams. 

The Adams family appreciates the many expressions of love and support during this difficult time. The family would especially like to thank Mary from Vitas Hospice Care who was so kind and caring to the entire family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Vitas Hospice Care, 99 Hawley Lane, Stratford, CT 06614.

Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street Milford, CT 06460.

To leave online condolences visit the funeral home website www.codywhitefuneralservices.com