Obituary: Eileen O’Brien, 74, Beloved Mother of Catherine-Ann Knudsen

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May 022016

Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 12.11.37 AMEileen O’Brien (Fitzgerald) of Stony Point, NY, 74 years old passed away at home on April 28, 2016.

Eileen was born in Bronx, NY on January 19, 1942 to Nora (Keenaghan) and Maurice Fitzgerald. She graduated from Cathedral High School and married John O’Brien in 1962. She moved to Stony Point in 1970 and was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church.

She worked as a licensed practical nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital.

She is survived by her sons John (Shari) of Stony Point, NY, Francis of Stony Point, NY, Thomas (Patricia) of Sugar Loaf, NY and her daughter Catherine-Ann Knudsen (Thomas) of Orange, CT, her sister Sister Kathleen Fitzgerald, her grandchildren Nicole and Cassidy O’Brien and Thomas, Christine and Matthew Knudsen, in addition to many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband John, her parents Nora and Maurice, her stepfather Francis Magarahan, and her sisters Mary Boyle and Rita Costello.

Family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Higgins Funeral Home in Stony Point, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Stony Point. Followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.

Obituary: Dr. Hyung Chan Chung, 84, Beloved Husband, Father

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May 012016

Screen Shot 2016-05-01 at 11.42.08 PMDr. Hyung Chan Chung of Orange, Connecticut passed away at the age of 84 on April 26th, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at the Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven.

Dr. Chung was born in Seoul, Korea. After attending Kyunggi High School and Seoul National University, Dr. Chung served as a lieutenant and instructor for the ROK during the Korean War. He then came to the US in 1954, and subsequently, Dr. Chung received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of City Planning from Yale University.

In 1970, he earned a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from Columbia University. Dr. Chung served as a professor of Economics in the University of Bridgeport’s College of Business Administration for thirty years, served as Executive Director of the Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency, and founded H. C. Planning Consultants. He performed numerous land use planning, economic impact studies, and school enrollment studies for municipalities throughout New England and New York, the federal and Connecticut governments, the City of Seoul, Korea, and the United Nations.

Besides helping state- and city-wide community organizations dedicated to matters of poverty, housing, and unemployment, for many years Dr. Chung volunteered as an advisor to the Spanish American Development Agency (SADA) that served those in need in southeast Connecticut. In 2000, he was honored for his work by becoming the first person from Connecticut to be inducted as a Fellow into the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Dr. Chung was widely beloved for his gentle and cheerful nature, and he was the best of fathers: caring, responsible, and a man who loved to make others laugh. He was also a man of many interests. An accomplished cartoonist, as a high school student he published the serial “Travel to Mars” in the Kyung-Hyang Daily Newspaper.

He was a talented amateur tenor, performing for the Garry Moore variety television show in 1956 and giving recitals at Yale’s Sprague Hall and many churches. In later years he golfed avidly.

He is survived by Jongsoon, his wife of 56 years, their three children Junehee, Kee Young, and Jeanhee, their spouses, and six grandchildren.

A memorial service at the New Haven Korean Church, 42 Glen Park Way, Hamden, CT will be held on May 7th, at 11 o’clock. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association or Smilow Cancer Hospital, at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Arrangements are in care of the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. For online condolences visit www.westhavenfuneral.com.

Apr 272016

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Obituary: Andrew H. Testa, 76, Beloved Husband, Father

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Apr 242016

yahrzeit-candleAndrew H. Testa, 76, of Orange and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. passed away Friday, April 22, 2016, the devoted husband of Doreen (Ziotnick) Testa.

Born in Meriden, CT, the dear son of the late Gladys (Kummer) Lubin and the adored son-in-law of the late Louis and Lillian Zlotnick.

He was the proud father of Marc. and his wife Elizabeth, of Lutherville MD, and Alan, and his wife Kimberly, of Cooper City, Florida. He was “Pacca” to his precious grandchildren, Liam, Garrett, Lillian (Lilly) and Louis Joseph (LJ), who were the lights of his life.

Andy is survived by his brothers Frederick (Susan) Testa of Portland, Oregon, Daniel (Judith) Testa of Prospect, and his sister, Linda (Arthur) Spektor of Hamden.

He was a graduate of Stamford High School, and Quinnipiac College and a partner in the accounting firm Apicella Testa and Company. CPA’s of Shelton, CT.

His family would like to thank Dr. Benedict Fernando. Dr. Martin Katz, Dr. Christin Knowlton and their staffs, for their care, concern and friendship shown to Andy over the past several years.

The staff of SLA 3 at St. Raphael’s were also a comfort to him and his family over the past several weeks.

Shiva will be observed at the Testa home in Orange throughThursday April 28. In lieu of plants and flowers, contributions in Andy’s memory may be sent to Vitas Healthcare, 199 Park Road Extention, Suite 102, Middlebury, CT 06462.

Funeral services at Cong. Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Rd., Orange, Monday morning at 10:00 o’clock with interment services to follow in the Agudath Sholom Cemetery, West Hill Rd., Stamford.

The Robert E. Shure Funeral Home in New Haven is in care of arrangements.

Obituary: Sherman P. “Monk” Woodward Jr., 87

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Apr 012016

Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 12.29.23 PMWe are publishing this obituary as a courtesy to many of our Orange farming families who know the Woodward family from Bethany.

Sherman P. “Monk” Woodward Jr., 87, entered into eternal rest on March 27, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born on February 17, 1929, he was a life-long Bethany resident. For most of his life Sherman managed and worked Clover Nook Farm as the 6th generation of his family to do so. A farmer and dairyman,Sherman also drove a Bethany Community School bus for 24 years and spent time as a truck driver and construction equipment operator.

Sherman leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Barbara (Dahn) Woodward, his daughters, Linda Russell and Deborah Demander (husband Eric), a son, Russell Woodward Sr., two remarkable sisters, Helen Fassett and Marion Sandell, 9 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his youngest child, Sherman “Skip” Woodward III.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Road, Prospect. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, May, 14, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the CT Young Farmers Committee by mailing checks payable to: CFBA, 775 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor, CT 06095-2322, or to the Bethany Volunteer Ambulance Corps at 765 Amity Road, Bethany, CT 06524.

Obituary: John Michael Simone, 54, Beloved son, Brother

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Mar 302016

Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 8.50.31 PMJohn Michael Simone, age 54, of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away on Thursday afternoon, March 24, 2016 at the Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach.

Born in New Haven, CT, he was the eldest of three children born to Barbara Anne Amendola Simone and the late Vito Simone.

He grew up in West Haven, CT where he attended Notre Dame High School before moving and graduating from Amity Regional Senior High School in Woodbridge in 1979. After high school, he accepted an invitation to Apprentice as a Diesel Mechanic with International Trucking.

His ability to set examples and lead others was recognized by his peers and quickly advanced him into management. During his over 30 years in the industry he served in various capacities for Ryder Transportation Services, UPS, Greatwide Logistics and LinkAmerica.

He served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of USA Truck until his retirement in July 2015. He and Lisa have made Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, FL their home since August 2014.

Mr. Simone loved his cars, his boat, playing golf and living at his “Happy Place,” the Beach.

He leaves behind, his companion, Lisa Kearns, Fernandina Beach, FL, his son, Anthony Simone, Austin, TX, his mother, Barbara Simone, Orange, CT, two sisters, Lisa DeBiase, Madison, CT, Michele Dorey, Orange, CT, a nephew, Alexander and two nieces, Cristina and Kayla.

Memorial services will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Holy Infant Parish, 450 Race Brook Road, Orange, CT 06477 In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Baptist Medical Center – Nassau.

Share his Life Legacy and leave your memories and condolences at www.oxleyheard.com 

Obituary: Eileen S. Marchetti, 67, Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother

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Mar 282016

Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 2.03.07 AMEileen S. Marchetti, 67, a longtime resident of Orange, beloved wife of 48 years to Gene Marchetti, entered into eternal rest surrounded by God and her family on March 24, 2016.

She was born on June 7, 1948 in Milford, CT to the late Irving and Florence Nash.

Eileen was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Singing was one of her greatest passions, but she also enjoyed cooking, baking, and using her creative abilities in many aspects of her life. She was a loving, caring and beautiful woman, inside and out, who will be truly missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.

Besides her husband, Gene, Eileen is survived by her loving daughter, Kelly Grasso and her husband Mark, of Orange; her cherished grandchildren, Sofia, Luca and Gabriella Grasso; her siblings, Warren (Doris) Nash, Florence “Sis” Hoyt, Maureen Ingraham, Marilyn McManus and Shirley Spillane, all of Milford; and many nieces, nephews and additional family members.

Eileen was predeceased by her brothers, Irving, Henry and William Nash; her brothers-in-law, Dennis Spillane and Lawrence Hoyt; and her parents-in-law, Frank and Barbara Marchetti.

Friends and family may call on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Rd., Orange, CT.

Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Buckingham Avenue, Milford, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations in Eileen’s memory may be made to the Dominican Nuns, Monastery of Our Lady of Grace, 11 Race Hill Road, North Guilford, CT 06437 or online at dominicannuns.org.

To leave online condolences, visit www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.

Mar 262016

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Obituary: Frederick Hulley, 91, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather

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Mar 262016

Screen Shot 2016-03-26 at 4.14.50 PMFrederick Hulley, 91, beloved husband to Frances Ruzicka Hulley passed away March 23. He was born in 1924 in Derby, son of the late Joseph & Doris Kershaw Hulley.
Fred was a WWII Navy veteran who worked as a maintenance electrician for 42 years for Farrel Corp. and was a member of the Farrel Old Timer’s Club.
He was a member and past Master of George Washington Masonic Lodge of Ansonia & The Pyramid Temple. He loved fishing, bowling, and golf and was proud to have made 2 holes-in-one. He was a member of The Bronson Country Club, Highland Golf Club and former Riverview Country Club. Fred was a talented jack of all trades who was always ready to help others.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his sons Frederick Hulley Jr. & his wife Judy, Thomas Hulley & his wife Sue, daughter Linda Walley, sister Jean Leahy, grandchildren Sarah Colbert, Corinne Tarullo, Patrick Walley, Kari Hulley, Krystal Hulley, Nicole Hulley and great grandson Conor Colbert.
He was predeceased by his sister Doris Staffieri and grandchild Jamie Hulley.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 28 at 11:00 a.m. at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia. (www.jenkinskingfh.com) Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Masonic services will begin at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, P.O. Box 1208, Orange, CT 06477.

Obituary: Adele (Serow) Small, 91, Beloved Mother of Robert Small

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Mar 262016

jewish-funeral-etiquetteAdele (Serow) Small, 91, of 18 Tower Lane, New Haven, devoted wife of the late Herbert Small, died at her home on March 24, 2016.

Born in New Haven, March 5, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Isaac & Helen (Elman) Serow.

Beloved Mother of Jeffrey & Barbara Small of Middletown, Sherry Small of Killingworth, Stephen & Patricia Small of Branford, Leigh & Amy Small of Branford, Robert & Lisa Small of Orange. Dear Sister of the late Arnold & Nathan Serow.

Cherished Grandmother of Matthew & Lindsay, Lisa & Sean, Abbie & Mike, David & Hannah, Alex & Zach, Andrew, Kevin, Patrick, Beau, Barrett & Samantha. Treasured Great-Grandmother of Grey, Gunnar, Bryce, Ella, Jackson, Daisy, Quinn, & Juliet.

The family extends its heartfelt gratitude to Adele’s special care-givers, Nilda Casso & Eleanor Roberts.

Funeral Services at Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, 543 George St., New Haven, Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. with Interment Services to follow at the Mishkan Israel Cemetery, 80 Jewell St., New Haven.

Memorial Contributions may be sent to Tower One Fdt. or CT Hospice, Inc.

To Sign an On-Line Registry Book or to Leave a Note of Condolence, visit www.shurefuneralhome.com