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Obituary: Louis L. Ceruzzi Jr., 63, Beloved Son of Lucille Ceruzzi

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Sep 082017
 

Louis L. Ceruzzi Jr., 63, founder, and president of Ceruzzi Properties, a successful real estate development company involved in a number of large-scale real estate projects in Manhattan, died from a coronary event Thursday, August 31, in New York City.

Mr. Ceruzzi was also a successful restaurateur, owning several restaurants in New York City, Nantucket, Boston, and Connecticut.

The son of Lucille and the late Louis L. Ceruzzi, Mr. Ceruzzi was a resident of Southport. He was born in New Haven and raised in Woodbridge.

He received a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law. He began his career as a tax attorney in New Haven, CT in the 1980s, and practiced law for several years before transitioning into real estate development.

Mr. Ceruzzi is survived by his wife, Terese, of Southport and Nantucket; a daughter, Gabrielle Ceruzzi Healey, and her husband Matthew of Southport; a son, James M. Ceruzzi of New York City; and grandchildren Jackson and Blake.

He is also survived by his mother, Lucille Ceruzzi of Orange; three siblings, Dr. William Ceruzzi of West Hartford, Judith Craig of Greenwich and John Ceruzzi of Southport; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 12 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield, CT. The mass will be preceded by a wake from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the church devotional chapel. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to families impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, through the American Red Cross.

For more information or to sign an online register, visit SpearMillerFuneralHome.com.

Obituary: Marilyn Ann Marlin, 78, Sister of George Mako Jr.

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Aug 192017
 

Marilyn Ann (Mako) Marlin, 78, a resident of Harwich, MA, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017, after a yearlong struggle with liver cancer in Bethel Health Care Center in Bethel, CT. Marilyn had been living in Sandy Hook during her illness in the care of her daughters till just before her death.
Marilyn was born on May 31, 1939, in Bridgeport, CT to parents George Mako and Carmella (Savino) Mako (both deceased). The third of four children, her siblings Elizabeth Cowan (deceased), George Mako, Jr. of Orange, CT and Roger Mako of Stratford.
Marilyn graduated from Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport in 1957 and worked as a secretary early in her career. While working for Bridgeport Machines, she met her future husband John C. Marlin at a Memorial Day picnic after being set up by friends. Married August 28, 1965, the couple lived in Monroe before settling in Easton in 1969 where they raised their family.
Marilyn was an amazing wife to John and mother to her two daughters, Jennifer and Jessica, who relished in being a stay at home mom. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and canning. Family was always her first priority.
Marilyn was very active in the Easton Volunteer Fire Departments women’s auxiliary, the Siren Aide, serving in multiple leadership positions during the 70s and 80s. After taking a break to raise children, Marilyn worked in various positions in the Easton public schools until accepting a full-time position at Joel Barlow High School in 1981. Initially working in the guidance department, Marilyn eventually took on the role of data processing for the school. Marilyn loved her job and the people she worked with. She was a dedicated and diligent professional who took considerable pride in her work. Despite her incredible work ethic, she took the time to make her co-workers laugh, cracking jokes and singing down the hall as she picked up the attendance or seeing to the needs of the staff and students.
She created a welcoming atmosphere for anyone who passed through her office door. Students would often come and visit Marilyn knowing she was someone who would just listen with a caring heart.
Marilyn and her family loved vacationing in Cape Cod where she eventually moved with her husband when she retired in 2001. During her retirement, Marilyn was active in the Harwich Cranberry Festival and volunteering at the Harwich Center on Aging where her friendly welcoming personality brought much joy to the elderly of the Harwich community.
In her free time, she spent her afternoons enjoying time with her friends and walking her beloved dog, Oliver, at Red River Beach.
Marilyn is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Marlin of Sandy Hook, CT and Jessica O’Meara with husband Brian O’Meara, of Sandy Hook, CT, brothers George Mako, Jr. of Orange, CT and Roger M. Mako of Stratford, CT, grandchildren Brenden M. Peterson, Devin J. Peterson and Lindsey M. Civitelli, in addition to many loving nieces and nephews.
Marilyn is predeceased by her beloved husband of 38 years, John C. Marlin of Harwich, MA, parents George and Carmella Mako of Stratford, CT, sister Elizabeth Cowan of Harwich, MA and her beloved Boston Terrier, Oliver.
A memorial service with interment is planned for Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Trinity (Episcopal) Church, 36 Main Street, Newtown, CT.
Reception is planned immediately following the service in the Glover Community Room of Trinity Church. All are welcomed.
Arrangements were coordinated by Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, CT. Please contact them at 203-426- 2751 with any questions regarding the memorial arrangements.
In lieu of flower, donations can be made to the Bethel Visiting Nurses Association, 70 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801.

Three Amity Grads Under The Age Of 25 (and one 29-year-old) Have Died In The Past Month

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Aug 122017
 

In the past month, Amity has lost three young men under the age of 25 and one 29-year-old.

Following are their obituaries in order of their passing:

Orange

Daniel W. Donnelly, 24, of Orange, left this world too soon on Monday, July 3, 2017. Born in Bridgeport on Sept. 3, 1992, Danny was the cherished son of Robert and Theresa Durso Donnelly. Growing up in Orange, he played baseball and was an avid Yankees fan.

He graduated from Amity High School, and his dream was to work in the music industry. He will be remembered for his love of guitars and music and for his favorite band, Phish, which he enjoyed following on tour with the love of his life, Emilee Sousa, the late Joey Ciancola and their many friends.

Danny is now reunited with his beloved brother, Robbie, and other family members Tim and Kim Donnelly, John Donnelly and Gerri Marie Durso. Besides his parents, he leaves behind many aunts, uncles, and cousins to cherish his memory, including Patricia Davitt, Kathleen Tillman, Chris, Mary, Paul and Mike Donnelly, Anne Gumersell, Janet Waldman, Mary Ellen and Jack Durso.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. Remembrances and prayers for Danny will take place at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will follow in Orange Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations, for the family, will be gratefully accepted at the funeral home.

Woodbridge

Edward William de Langley Torrence, Eddie and Eggy to his friends and family, age 24, unexpectedly left this realm on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

He grew up in Woodbridge on his family farm.  He was passionate about music, computers, engineering, and driving.  He composed electronic music, produced videos and loved to play the piano.  He and his brother Leland had many adventures together traveling the world and especially loved to ski.

He was most happy when helping his Mother with the family pets, and taking “walk abouts,” driving with his Father.  He was a pure spirit who mentored and cared for all those he encountered.  He found great strength in his relationships with friends and family, and now enjoys the peace he hoped all others would find.

He is survived by his parents Laura M. and Leland R. S. Torrence, his brother Leland Jr. and his grandmother Lorraine Mirando of Woodbridge, CT and his grandmother Nikki Torrence Lindberg of Essex, CT.

Friends may call at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Thursday, August 10 between 3 to 5 p.m.

In honor of his love of animals, donations may be made to One Big Dog, 135 Bradley Road, Woodbridge, CT  06525.

Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family

 

Bethany

Akash Prashant Mehta, 21, of Bethany passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017.

He was born in New Haven on September 14, 1995, and was the beloved son of Prashant and Varsha Jariwala Mehta. Brother of Akshay and Shraiya Mehta. Grandson of Manjoo and Hasmukh Jariwala, Dayalal Mehta, and the late Saroj Mehta.

He also is survived by his large loving family.

Akash played lacrosse at Amity High School and is terribly missed and fondly remembered by his former team mates and coach.

Family and friends may come to pay their respects at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Sunday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sharing of memories will take place at 11:30 a.m.

 

And another Amity Grad who was living in Seymour

Nicholas R. “Nick” Yorkshaitis, 29, of Seymour entered peaceful rest on July 9, 2017.
Mr. Yorkshaitis was born October 5, 1987, in Waterbury, beloved son of Thomas, Sr. and Susan (Samuelson) Yorkshaitis of Bethany.
Nicholas was employed as a Machine Programmer at J.V. Precision Tool. Nick was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church, Huntington, where he also did volunteer work.
He enjoyed riding dirt bikes, and building and fixing trucks, and working out in the gym. Nicholas will be fondly remembered as being a happy person.
In addition to his parents, Nick leaves a brother, Thomas Yorkshaitis, Jr. in New Hampshire, and a sister, Samantha Yorkshaitis and her fiance Norman Best of Naugatuck, and several aunts, uncles, and nieces and nephews.
Calling Hours will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church Street, Seymour.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Street, Pittsford, VT 05763.

 

Assumptions:

So many people assume that they know what happened to each of these young men, and from what I’ve heard, most are wrong.

Inserting the cause of death, unless it was from a car accident or a long bout with cancer is unnecessary and just adds to the pain that the families already have to bear.

Unless you are personal friends of the family (families) and have first-hand knowledge – and their blessing to share, please keep your conclusions and assumptions to yourselves.

Remember what Felix Unger said about assumptions “When You Assume, you make an A** out of U and Me.”

 

Obituary: Kenneth Leaf, 74, Commander American Legion Post 127, Orange

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Aug 072017
 

Kenneth H. Leaf, age 74, of Orange passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017, in St. Raphael’s Hospital in New Haven surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on December 15, 1942, in Bridgeport to the late Charles and Ellen Swensen Leaf and was a graduate of Bassick High School Class of 1960.
He proudly served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era serving as a B-52 Crew Chief and assigned to the organizational maintenance squadron at the March Air Force Base in California and was also stationed in Guam where he was part of 4133rd Bombardment Wing at Anderson Air Force Base.
He worked for Avco Lycoming of Stratford where he was a member of Local 1010, Bullard Company of Bridgeport and was currently employed as a quality assurance specialist for 33 years for the Department of Defense.
An active member of the community, he is the current Commander of the American Legion Post 127 in Orange, where he previously served as the Vice Commander. He previously belonged to the SS Norden Club of Black Rock. He also was a car enthusiast and raced at Dover Raceway and Connecticut Drag Strip.
A devoted husband, father, brother and uncle, he is survived by his loving wife Deborah Barnes Leaf, his children Jacqueline, Derek and Elena Leaf all of Orange, sister Dorothy DeWalt and her husband Al of Trumbull and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Charles Leaf Sr. and nephews Charles Leaf Jr. and Doug DeWalt.
Visitation is Thursday, August 10, 2017,  from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, 135 N Broad St., Milford.
A funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m.
Interment will follow in Orange Center Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society or the American Legion Post 127 Scholarship Fund.
The family would like to thank all first responders and health care professionals that helped with Ken’s care.

Obituary: Walter Henry Bretthauer, Jr., 88, Beloved Husband, Father

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Aug 072017
 

of Orange, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 peacefully, surrounded by family.
He was born in Wilmington, DE on March 29, 1929. Walter graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1951, with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and earned an M.S. from the University of Connecticut School of Engineering in 1968.
He was married to Beverly Thrall Beach on May 18, 1957 and both were residents of Orange, CT from 1962-2016, moving to Brookdale Woodbridge in December 2016. Walter was a longtime member of Christ and the Epiphany Church, East Haven and attended the Church of the Good Shepherd, Orange.
He worked for Olin as Chemical Engineer from 1951-1963 and served in the US Army from August 2, 1954-July 27, 1956. Walter worked as an Associate Professor at Norwalk State Technical College from 1963-1991 and was an active member in in the CT Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers.
Walter made friends everywhere he went, and could be found completing a NY Times crossword puzzle, or assembling a jigsaw puzzle in the common room at Brookdale, Woodbridge. He was a longtime member of the CT Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain & Trail Club & and the Tuesday Hikers Club. His favorite place in the world was his lake house, which he designed and built himself in the 1960s.
Walter is survived by wife, Beverly Beach Bretthauer of Woodbridge, sister, Frances Lydia Hecker of Lower Burrell, PA; brother Tom Bretthauer of Fullerton, CA; sons David (Pingsheng Chen) of Worcester, MA, Fred (Colleen Sprague Bretthauer) of Hebron, CT, and Jerry (Holly Bretthauer) of Orange; as well as grandchildren Benjamin Marshall Bretthauer of Hebron, CT, Emily Jane Bretthauer and Grace Beverly Bretthauer of Orange, and step-grandson Dr. Kevin Dong Han (Sara Oles Han) of Boston, MA.
His family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home (Clancy Funeral Home) 43 Kirkham Ave., East Haven.
All are invited to meet and attend the funeral service on Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m. in Christ and the Epiphany Church, 39 Park Place, East Haven followed by a 12 p.m. (Noon) graveside service at Orange Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations for continued Parkinson’s research at https://www.michaeljfox.org.

Obituary: Karen Johnson Smith, 85, Beloved Mother, Retired School Employee

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Jul 062017
 

Karen Johnson Smith, 85, of Orange, beloved wife of the late Donald Cary Smith, passed away on July 3, 2017.

Karen was born on July 18, 1931, to the late Frederick and Dorothy Johnson.

Karen graduated from Hillhouse High School in New Haven, class of 1949. She married Donald C. Smith in 1949 and had seven children. Karen was an avid swimmer, an accomplished diver, champion badminton player and a competitive bridge player. She had a special love for children and children with special needs. She loved working in the Orange School System for more than 30 years.

On the orthopedic floor of Yale-New Haven Hospital, she was a cherished employee loved by many for her infectious smile and willingness to do her job. Karen recently retired from the hospital after more than 30 years.

Karen leaves behind her children, Deborah Smith of McLean, VA, Tina Bodnar of Chesapeake, VA, Kristin Wall of Mystic, CT, Andrew Smith and Christopher Smith of Orange, CT and Gretchen Smith of Bethany, CT. She also leaves four grandsons, one granddaughter, and one great-grandson. In addition to her parents and husband,

Karen was predeceased by her son, Donald Cary Smith, Jr. and her brother, Harvey Johnson. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meetinghouse Ln., Orange, CT. Burial will be private at a later date.

The family is being compassionately cared for by the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT. To leave online condolences, visit www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.

Obituary: Patricia Lee Eagle, 75, Beloved Wife, Mother

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Jul 062017
 

Patricia Lee Eagle (Dimenstein), 75, of Orange, passed away peacefully Monday, July 3 at 4:15 p.m. at Orange Health Care Center in Orange, CT. Patricia was born at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She grew up in New Haven, CT and attended Hillhouse High School where she met her soon to be husband of 53 years.

She was a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and married Louis Eagle in 1964. She taught Special Education before having a family and becoming a loving housewife and mother of Mathew Eagle and Jennifer Eagle Posavitz.

Patti adored her 3 grandchildren Debbie, Rachel, and Jocelyn. She is survived by her husband Louis, 2 children, 3 grandchildren and her brother Morton Dimenstein of Milford, CT. She will be missed dearly by her family.

Funeral Services will be held at Beth Israel Cemetery, 855 Derby Milford Rd. Orange, CT on Thursday morning July 6 (TODAY), at 10:00 o’clock under the care of Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, New Haven. Period of Mourning will be Private. Memorial Contributions may be sent to, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box. 5014, Hagerstown, MD.21741-5014. To sign an on-line Registry Book or to leave a message of condolence, please visit: www.shurefuneralhome.comPatricia Lee Eagle (Dimenstein), 75, of Orange, CT passed away peacefully

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Obituary: Daniel W. Donnelly, 24, Beloved Son, Friend, Musician

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Jul 052017
 

Daniel W. Donnelly, 24, of Orange, left this world too soon on Monday, July 3, 2017. Born in Bridgeport on Sept. 3, 1992, Danny was the cherished son of Robert and Theresa Durso Donnelly. Growing up in Orange, he played baseball and was an avid Yankees fan.

He graduated from Amity High School, and his dream was to work in the music industry. He will be remembered for his love of guitars and music and for his favorite band, Phish, which he enjoyed following on tour with the love of his life, Emilee Sousa, the late Joey Ciancola and their many friends.

Danny is now reunited with his beloved brother, Robbie, and other family members Tim and Kim Donnelly, John Donnelly and Gerri Marie Durso. Besides his parents, he leaves behind many aunts, uncles, and cousins to cherish his memory, including Patricia Davitt, Kathleen Tillman, Chris, Mary, Paul and Mike Donnelly, Anne Gumersell, Janet Waldman, Mary Ellen and Jack Durso.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. Remembrances and prayers for Danny will take place at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will follow in Orange Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations, for the family, will be gratefully accepted at the funeral home.

Obituary: Mary Lou Sewell, 73, Beloved Mother Of Kerry Wetmore

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Jul 042017
 

Mary Lou J. Serritella Sewell, 73, of Milford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 29, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Bridgeport on May 8, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Eleanor Varnelli Serritella. She was a longtime resident of Huntington before moving to Milford.

Mary Lou was a graduate of Lauralton Hall and attended the University of Bridgeport. She was very proud of the work she did at Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport, where she taught computer skills to low-income women for more than ten years. She also enjoyed gardening and spending time at the beach and was a true animal lover.

She adored her grandchildren and was always there for her family and friends, as well as anyone ever in need.

Survivors include her two devoted children, David Sewell and his wife Alexandra of Larchmont, NY and Kerry Wetmore and her husband Christopher of Orange, five beloved grandchildren, Anna and John Sewell, Grace, John and Molly Wetmore, her former spouse, William Sewell of Milford and a cherished nephew, Justin Frazier, his wife Melissa and their children Nathaniel and Jude of Ventura, California, as well her partner, Thomas Crenwick of Shelton.

She was predeceased by her beloved sister, Lenore Daninhirsch.

Relatives and friends may greet the family on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull.

Funeral services will take place on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the funeral home, and at 10:00 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church, Shelton for a Mass of Christian Burial.

Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Learning Center, 637 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604.

To leave an online condolence, visit www.abriola.com.

Obituary: Russell K. Adair, 65, Loving Husband, Father, Friend of Amity Theater Department

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May 052017
 

Russell Kenneth Adair of Bethany, Connecticut, died peacefully in his sleep at home on April 28th. He was 65.

After serving in the United States Air Force as an early Computer Operator, Russ earned an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of Memphis before receiving an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University. He was subsequently hired by the University’s Office of Institutional Research where he worked for nearly 30 years providing data analysis, impacting, among other things, the New Haven Promise for which he won the Elm Ivy Award.

Known by his colleagues as “the supreme statistician,” Russ also worked as a consultant for the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges and volunteered for the Bethany Democratic Party for eight years and for the award-winning Amity High School Theater Department for nine.

Russ’s crowning achievement–he would be the first to say–was marrying his soul mate, Laura Guastella, and raising their son and daughter. In marriage and fatherhood, he set the gold standard. He will be sorely missed by his family and a wide circle of friends for his hilarious quips, deep knowledge of all-things-computer, prowess at The New York Times crossword puzzle, and unfailingly good heart. Russ was the first to volunteer to be of service to others–values he instilled in his children. Whether it was digging a stranger’s car out of a ditch or helping a young person who’d lost a parent . . . he was always there–the family’s first responder.

Russ enjoyed golfing, playing the guitar, hiking, watching football (especially the Dallas Cowboys), musical theater, and early morning conversations with his wife, Laura. A transplant from Nashville, Russ brought a Southern flair to entertaining–his Super Bowl and White Trash parties were legendary. He organized a 60th surprise musical birthday party for his wife, which inspired a friend to surprise him the morning of the event by putting 60 pink flamingoes in their yard . . . just for fun.

Russ is survived by his soul mate of 44 years, Laura, and his loving children, Kenneth and Carson–both completing graduate degrees this May. He is also survived by his sister Sherry Adair of Dallas and brothers Lonnie and Curtis Adair of Maryville and Nashville, Tennessee. He will be missed as well by Sherry’s daughter, Leslie Torres, and her children, Renae and Spencer of Dallas and by Lonnie’s children, Tracy and Trevor as well as by his sisters-in-law Rita Guastella (married to Cornelius Forsythe) of Boston and Deborah McQueen (married to Jim Hutchins) of Livermore, California, and his nieces, Zoë Guastella and Erin McQueen.

Russ leaves a spectacularly wide circle of friends and colleagues. His life confirms the truth of an oft-quoted saying from his family’s holiday favorite, “The Muppet Christmas Carol”: . . . If you need to know the measure of a man, you simply count his friends.”

By this and every other measure, Russ was the chief among men.

In lieu of traditional calling hours, a celebration of Russ’s life will be held locally on June 10th. Invitations will be sent later this week. In honor of his memory, donations may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama (www.splcenter.org) or Columbus House Inc. in New Haven (www.columbushouse.org).