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Obituary: John T. Quinlan, 89, Beloved Father of Kevin Quinlan

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Jan 222017
 

John T. Quinlan, 89, of Orange, beloved husband of the late Gertrude Quinlan, passed away on January 20, 2017.

John was born in Bridgeport, CT on October 19, 1927 to the late Frank and Esther Quinlan.

John attended Black Rock Grammar School and Bassick High School, class of 1946. He worked at Milford Rivet Co. and then proceeded to work for the Swan Engraving Co. for 35 years. He was an avid bowler in Milford for 45 years.

John loved the UConn Huskies Women’s Basketball team and enjoyed watching old movies and TV shows. Those who knew John at any point in his 89 years of life will likely attest to his contagious, positive attitude and endless kindness. He was always smiling, laughing and bringing joy to those around him.

John is survived by his sons, Kevin Quinlan of Orange and Edward Quinlan and his wife Denise of Shelton; his grandchildren, Kelly Hannon and her husband Mike of Waltham, MA and Aubrey and Travis Quinlan of Shelton; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sisters, Jane Wilson and Dorothy Sabo both of Bridgeport.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT.

Burial will follow at Mt. St. Peter Cemetery, 219 New Haven Ave., Derby, CT. Friends and family may call on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. To leave online condolences, visit our website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.

Obituary: Lizzie R. Mangum, 86, Beloved Mother of Deloris McNair

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Jan 142017
 

Lizzie R. Mangum, 86, of Hamden, entered eternal rest on January 5, 2017. She was the widow of Joseph Mangum.

Mrs. Mangum was born in Wilson, NC on April 15, 1930, a daughter of the late Leonard Hall and Flonnie Lucas Hall.

Prior to retiring, she was employed at Robby Len Co. as a Seamstress.

Lizzie leaves to cherish her memories four daughters and six sons; William Long of Ohio, Edward Barnes (Hazel) of Leland, NC, Juanita Harrell (James) of Hamden, CT, Deloris McNair (Odell) of Orange, CT, Junious Barnes (Carolyn) of New Haven, CT, Marvin Barnes of East Haven, CT, Ron Magnum (Karen) of Southampton, Bermuda, Gwendolyn McCray of Rocky Mount, NC, Sharon Snipes-Harrison of New Haven, CT and John Mangum (Nadine) of West Haven, CT. She also leaves one brother, Louis Hall; a sister in-law, Novella McMillian, 22 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was predeceased by a son, Leo Barnes; brothers, Gene Woods and Wiley Lucas; and a sister, Annie Lee Ellis.

A celebration of Mrs. Mangum’s life and legacy will be held Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Matthew’s UFWB Church, 400 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Viewing will be held at the church from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park.

Obituary: Olga Karnauchov, 79, Beloved Mother of Laryssa Kaiser

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Jan 142017
 

Olga Karnauchov, 79, of Orange, passed away peacefully January 9, 2017 in CT Hospice.

Wife of the late Vladimir Karnauchov. Mother of Laryssa (Christopher) Kaiser of Orange and Vladimir (Michele) Karnauchov of Clermont, FL. Grandmother of Luke Karnauchov, Lexi and Jenna Kaiser, Christian and Alyssa Karnauchov.

Prior to her retirement, Olga worked for Yale University for many years.

Friends are invited to a Graveside Service on Thursday in All Saints Cemetery at 2:30 PM and are asked to meet at the Cemetery Office at 2:15.

There will be NO CALLING HOURS. Memorial Contributions may be made to the ASPCA at aspca.org.

Arrangements are in care of the PORTO FUNERAL HOME, 830 Jones Hill Rd., West Haven.

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Obituary: Maureen Hawks Fama, 69, Beloved Mother of Christi Hohman

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Jan 112017
 

Maureen Hawks Fama, 69, died on January 6, 2017, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.
The Derby Connecticut native was a graduate of Derby High School. She was employed by Schott Electronics for many years and as a baker with the Stop & Shop for 15 years.
She worked with the Ansonia, CT, Civil Defense for over 20 years and was a volunteer with the Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. She was a former member of the Connectuit Alumni Drum and Bugle Corp in Seymour, CT, and the Connecticut Hurricanes.
She moved to Bulloch County in 2004 and was a volunteer with the Effingham Hospital in Springfield. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Zawadski and a brother, Kevin E. Hawks.
Surviving is her husband and best friend, Carl Fama of Guyton, GA; three daughters, Michelle Weymer ( Robert Mut) of Ansonia, CT, Christi (Robert) Hohman of Orange, CT, and Deonna Fama of Guyton, GA; a brother, James Hawks of Derby, CT; one sister, Sharon Durette of Torrington, CT; eight grandchildren Jeffery Sullivan, Tiffany Sullivan both of Ansonia, CT, Desiree Hohman of Orange, CT, Cassondra Fama of Syracuse, NY, Tyla Fama of Ansonia, CT, Mikala Fama of Milford, CT, Shayna Fama of Guyton, GA, and Amanda Fama of Pt. Wentworth, GA; one great grandchild, Jace Alexander of Ansonia, CT. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com

Obituary: Ronald P. Argus, 78, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather

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Jan 092017
 

Ronald P. Argus, 78, of Orange, died Jan. 4, 2017 after a long courageous battle with COPD.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Norma Puglia Argus, 3 daughters, Denise(Dean)Fantarella, Lisa & Sheri Argus, 4 grandchildren, Courtney, Tyler and Colby Fantarella and Arianna Astrom, four sisters, Faith (Harold) Knight, Darcel (Larry) Wright, Sheryl (Mark) Hildreth & Susan (Chet) Sandifur and numerous nieces & nephews.

Ron was born in Lackawanna, NY, Dec. 30, 1938, grew up in Ovid, NY and graduated from Ovid H.S. in 1956 where he played varsity baseball & basketball. He attended Auburn Community College and moved to West Haven in 1960 to join Sheetmetal Union Local 40 as an apprentice and then attended Sheetmetal Trade School from 1961-1964.

Afterwards, he worked for Local 40 Heating & Air Conditioning for 48 years, retiring in 2000, having worked at many industrial job sites all over CT.

Ron enjoyed home improvements, cooking, gardening, pro-football & UCONN Women’s basketball. He will be especially remembered for his devotion to his 3 daughters & extended family.

Friends may call at MARESCA & SONS FUNERAL HOME 592 Chapel St. Sunday from 3 to 6 pm and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Infant Church, Orange, Monday at 10 am.

Burial in Orange Center Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Orange Visiting Nurse Association, 605A Orange Center Rd., Orange,CT 06477.

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Obituary: Peter Anastasion, Beloved Husband, Father, Papou, Veteran

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Jan 082017
 

Peter Anastasion, born August 5, 1921 in New Haven, Connecticut was called to heaven Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital.

After serving his country proudly as a Corporal in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII, Peter returned home to earn an Accounting Degree from the University of Connecticut. A devoted, lifetime member of Saint Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church, Peter received the Archdiocesan Medal of St. Paul, the highest honor bestowed to a layperson by the Greek Orthodox Archdioceses of America.

Peter was a well-known lover of classical music and a talented violinist for 40 years. Peter is predeceased by his parents Damianos and Carrie Anastasion, and his brother, William Anastasion.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Maria Pappas Anastasion, and their two loving children Carrie (Timothy) Simoulis and Damon (Jodi) Anastasion. He also served as a cherished Papou to his grandchildren Eleni and her fiancé Daniel, and Stephanie and her significant other Elliot, and a kind hearted Uncle to his many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life at Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church (480 Racebrook Rd, Orange, CT 06477). Calling hours will take place at the church between 4-8 p.m. on Sunday,January 8th.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 9th at 10 a.m., followed by interment in Beaverdale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Building or Endowment Funds. Arrangements in care of the Celentano Funeral Home, New Haven. www.celentanofuneralhome.com

Obituary: Thomas Miller, 60, Brother of Karl Miller

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Jan 052017
 

Thomas H. Miller, 60, a lifelong resident of Milford, died peacefully January 2, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was the son of Evelyn Miller and the late David H. Miller.

He is survived by his loving wife Elisa; sister Jeryl Horrocks and her husband Edward and brother David Miller and his wife Kathy, all of Milford. He is also survived by his brother Karl Miller and his wife Pamela of Orange; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Tom enjoyed life and had many passions. His greatest passion in life was flying. Tom’s love for flying began at an early age and grew into a successful career in aviation. He started his career as a pilot while working full-time as an attorney and joined what is now Gama Aviation in 1985, becoming Director of Operations in 1996. He also volunteered his time and skills as a helicopter pilot for Eagle One Rescue and assisted in many rescue operations, including Hurricane Katrina.

He also enjoyed volunteering as a train engineer at the Railroad Museum of New England. He had a passion for classic cars and motorcycles. Tom was a generous man who was always willing to help others. His smile and good sense of humor would brighten up a room.

Tom had many friends and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His passing has left a great void in our lives but he will always be in our hearts.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at St. Mary’s Church, 70 Gulf St, Milford CT. There will be no calling hours and a private burial will be held. Flowers are welcome, donations may be sent to Eagle One, PO Box 616, Southport, CT 06890-0616.

Obituary: Margaret Mary Glynn Hull, 95, Beloved Mother of Robert Hull, Jr.

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Jan 022017
 

Margaret Mary Glynn Hull, 95, of Freedom Village in Lake Forest CA (Formerly of North Haven, and Hamden, CT) died on November 20, 2016 after a short illness.

Mother of Kathie Esquino (Enrique) of Lake Forest, CA and Robert Hull, Jr. (Nadine) of Orange, CT. Grandmother to Christian Esquino (Tiffany), Michael Esquino, Meredith Mastrangelo (Alan) and Margaret Boyle (Kristopher). Pre-deceased by husband Robert Hull, Sr.,daughter Barbara Ann Hull, brothers Joseph Glynn, Thomas Glynn and John Burns.

Margaret Glynn was born in New Haven, of Immigrant parents from Ireland and England. She worked for the Southern New England Telephone Company, and married in 1943. She then became a housewife, mother, and faithful member of the St. Therese’s Church community in North Haven.

She loved attending sporting events, concerts, and dance recitals, and watching her children, grandchildren, and eventually her great grandchildren perform.

A dog lover, she always had dog treats in her pocket, in order to “Make a friend,” wherever she went. She had also been an Avid New York Yankees, Giants, UCONN Women’s Basketball, and Notre Dame Fan.

After both her children had graduated, she went to work with the American Automobile Association (AAA), in their membership department. She later lived at The Hamden Commons Building 8, from 1999 until 2011, when she then moved to California, so that her daughter could help her stay in her own apartment.

There will be a mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 12:00 Noon, at St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Ave, North Haven, CT. With burial to follow at All Saints Cemetery immediately following.

In Lieu of flowers, please Donate to: The Animal Haven, Inc. 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT 06473.

Obituary: Mary Samaras Vasilas, 93, Beloved Mother, Yia Yia

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Jan 022017
 

Mary Samaras Vasilas, 93, of Orange, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 29, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was pre-deceased by her beloved husband George Michael Vasilas in 2005 after 56 years of marriage.

Born in Danbury on September 10, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Anastas and Despina Samaras. Mary grew up in New Haven and raised her family in West Haven and then Orange.

Mary had a career in business finance, working for the New Haven Railroad and the New Haven Register. In her later years, she worked part-time in the business office of Macy’s Department Store.

Mary had a lifelong passion for reading, gardening, cooking and knitting and was an enthusiastic fan of the New York Yankees. She embraced her Greek heritage with her love of its music and dancing and had a lifelong commitment to her church and faith.

She was affectionately known as “Yiayia” to her 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren whom she truly adored. Her home was always filled with love and laughter and she leaves behind a legacy of wonderful memories for her family to cherish and always remember her by.

Mary is survived by her six loving daughters, Denise (John) Wiedemann, Evelyn (Richard) Principe, Zmara (Donald) Knoll, Anita Stock, Penny Vasilas and Tina (Richard) Duffy; her cherished grandchildren, Elizabeth (Michael) Oliveras, Rebecca (Jason) Hayden, Lisa Knoll, Steven (Adrienne) Principe, Stacey (Kevin) Chadderton, Eric (Ann) Wiedemann, Jason Knoll, Jeffrey (Lisa) Wiedemann, Alexander Stock and Katherine (Greg) Fabso; and her adorable great grandchildren.

She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. Mary was pre-deceased by her only sister, Zmara Passa. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Alina’s Elder Care LLC for the compassionate caregivers that enabled our mother to live in her home during the last year of her life.

The family is grateful for the caring services provided by the Orange VNA, Hospice at Home and CT Hospice of Branford.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 1 p.m. at St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Rd., Orange, CT. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, 769 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven, CT.

Friends and family may call on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 N. Broad St., Milford. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405 or St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange, CT 06477.

To leave online condolences, please visit our website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.

Obituary: Cesare (Chaz) Tomei, 92, Beloved Husband, Father

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Dec 272016
 

Cesare (Chaz) Tomei, 92, passed away peacefully at Connecticut Hospice in Branford on December 20, 2016.

He was born in Lucca, Italy on July 10, 1924 to the late Filomena Angelini Tomei and Mario Tomei and came to the United States in 1932.

Chaz retired from Sikorsky Aircraft in 1988 after a 35-year career as an Electrical Design Engineer. For 20 years, he spent winters in Deerfield Beach, Florida and was a lifelong golfer, horse racing enthusiast, stamp collector, bocce player, dancer and investor.

He lived in Orange CT and was a committed member of the Holy Infant Church in Orange. With a positive attitude and bright outlook on life, Chaz was liked and will be missed by all who knew him.

Chaz is survived by his wife, Josephine (Musco) Tomei, his sons David (Laurie) Tomei; Jeffrey (Susan) Tomei and daughter Linda Galluzzo. He also is survived by his grandchildren, Michelle (Scott) Sokolowski, Stephanie (Rico) Lodovico, and Marina, Matthew and Julia Tomei and great-grandchildren Colton and Brielle Sokolowski.

Funeral services took place at Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Rd., Orange on Saturday morning, Dec. 24 at 9 with a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial followed in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405. Sign Chaz’s guest book online at www.iovanne.com