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Obituary: Helen Migani, 84, Beloved Wife, Mother, Sister

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Feb 012016
 

Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 12.37.55 PMHelen Migani, 84, of Seymour, entered peaceful rest on January 31. 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was the beloved wife of Charles Migani. Mrs. Migani was born April 17, 1931 in Seymour, daughter of the late Frank and Virginia (D’Agosta) Ajello.

Helen was a retired Bookkeeper from the Farrel Corp. of Ansonia, and the former Isaacson’s Clothing Store in Seymour. Mrs. Migani was a communicant of the Church of the Good Shepherd, a member of the Seymour Grange, and the Great Hill Hose Co., Women’s Auxiliary.

She also was an avid golfer and bowler. Helen was an accomplished quilter having won numerous prizes for her quilts at local and state fairs.

She was a fan of the NY Yankees and the UCONN Women’s Basketball Team.

In addition to her husband, Helen leaves her loving family including her sons, David Migani and his wife Lisa of Orange, and James Migani of West Palm Beach, FL; her brothers, Frank Ajello of Seymour, and Albert Ajello of Southbury; her four grandchildren, David, Christopher, and Nicholas Migani, and Cassandra Kiley, a great granddaughter, Brooklynn Kiley, and several nieces and nephews. Her brother Ralph Ajello and sister, Grace Carinci predeceased her.

Calling Hours will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 W. Church St., Seymour.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd (DIRECTLY AT CHURCH), 135 Mountain Rd., Seymour.

Interment will be in Mt St. Peter Cemetery, Derby. Memorial Gifts may be sent to Seasons Hospice, 1579 Straits Tpke., Middlebury, CT 06762, or to the Adler Geriatric Center, P.O. Box 208025, New Haven, CT 06520.

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

Obituary: Patricia Ann Doolittle, 67, Beloved Wife of Robert Doolittle

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Feb 012016
 

dove-flying-in-skyPatricia Ann Doolittle, 67, of Orange, beloved wife of Robert Doolittle, passed away on January 29, 2016.

She was born on April 19, 1947 to the late Kenneth and Doris Gavin.

Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT.

A Prayer Service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME. Interment will follow at Milford Cemetery, 35 Gulf St., Milford, CT.

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

Obituary: Mildred DiPietro Rocco, 97, Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Friend

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Jan 272016
 

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 3.53.05 PMMildred DiPietro Rocco, of Orange, beloved wife of the late Michael W. Rocco, passed away on her 97th birthday, Sunday, January 24, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

Mildred, a retired clerk for St. John’s Catholic Medical Center in New York, was born in Guttenberg, New Jersey to the late Antonino and Josephine (Barbaro) DiPietro, and has been a long time area resident.

She was a member of the Orange Seniors. Mildred loved to sing and dance and enjoyed bowling, and traveling, especially taking cruises with her late husband Michael and their family.

Survivors include her devoted children, Maria Russo and her husband Tino of Orange, Michael A. Rocco and his wife Vera of Danbury, and Josette Apostolo and her husband Gary of NY, 5 cherished grandchildren, Michael, Marisa, and Anthony Russo, Juliette Penn and her husband Michael, and Steven Apostolo and his wife Christina, 3 great-grandchildren, Gabriella, Grace and Summer, 2 sisters, Anna Caponegro and Josephine Mattiaccio and her husband Ralph all of NJ, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was pre-deceased by a brother Tony DiPietro and a sister Antoinette Hamilton.

Funeral services will take place on Friday, January 29 at 9 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradise Green Place Stratford and at 10 a.m. in Holy Infant Church Orange for a Mass of Christian Burial.

Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Shelton.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Those desiring may make donations in memory of Mildred to the Orange VNA 605-A Orange Center Road Orange, CT 06477

Obituary: Gerd Weindling, 88, Beloved Husband, Father of Keith Weindling, Army Veteran

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Jan 202016
 

yarzheitGerd Weindling, 88, of Trumbull, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 17, 2016.

Mr. Weindling was born in Wurzburg, Germany, the son of the late Paul and Marion Weindling. Gerd served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from City College of New York, and worked for over 35 years as a Manager with GE Supply in Bridgeport.

After retiring, Gerd volunteered at St. Vincent Medical Center as a Medicare Counselor, served several terms as the State Director and President of AARP, and served on the Board of Directors for the CT Commission on Aging.

Mr. Weindling is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Myrna Weindling, his devoted sons, Keith Weindling of Orange, CT, Craig Weindling of Seattle, WA, his adored grandsons, Brian Weindling and his wife Rachel of Milford, MA, Mark Weindling and his wife Lauren of Quincy, MA, and by his cherished great-grandchildren, Ava Weindling, Zinnia Weindling, and Camden Weindling.

Services will take place on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM from Congregation B’nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, with interment following at the B’nai Israel Cemetery, Kings Highway, Fairfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, www.cff.org, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.

Obituary: Margaret “Margie” Bogoslawski, 93, Beloved Mother of Michele Gustafson

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Jan 172016
 

Screen Shot 2016-01-17 at 11.47.14 PMMargaret “Margie” Bogoslawski, 93, of Seymour entered eternal rest on January 9, 2016 at the CT Hospice, Branford; she was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Bogoslawski.
She was born January 7, 1923 in Olyphant, PA, daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret (Gregor) Semkew. Margaret was a retired Inspector from the 3M Corp., and had also worked at other local factories. She was a communicant of St. Augustine Church.
Mrs. Bogoslawski leaves her loving family including her daughter, Patricia Simmons and her husband Philip of Ansonia, a sister, Ethel Zaretski of Buffalo, NY, her granddaughters, Laura Ann Simmons of Shelton, Michele Gustafson and her husband Richard of Orange, and Melissa Wojnagi and her husband Denis of Oxford, her great grandchildren, Michael and Matthew Wojnagi and Victoria and Erik Gustafson, and several nieces and nephews. Her brothers, Stephen, Nicholas, and George Semkew, and sisters, Helen Tankus, Theresa Mazzola, and Marion Dubravcak predeceased her.
Calling Hours will be held Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 W. Church Street, Seymour. A mass of Christian Burial will directly follow at St. Augustine Church, 35 Washington Ave., Seymour, at 11:00 a.m.. Interment will be is St. Augustine Cemetery.
Memorial Gifts may be sent to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital , 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104, or to CT Hospice 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405. For directions or to share a memory online go to www.hullfh.com

Obituary: Virginia Marie Frost Waldron, 97, Beloved Mother of Theodore Waldron

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Jan 172016
 

cfiles27133Virginia Marie Frost Waldron, 97, of Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY died peacefully on January 9, 2016 at Wingate at Dutchess in Fishkill, NY.

Born on October 19, 1918 in Norway, Maine, “Ginny”, was the daughter of the late Theodore and Eva Frost. She was brought up in Norway and graduated from Bay Path University, prior to marrying her husband of 67 years, William Lockwood Waldron, Jr. Ginny served as a Medical Librarian in a number of facilities and hospitals, before retiring in 1974.

She enjoyed retirement with her husband in Florida for many winters, but always returned, with him, to their native New England in the spring to plant their gardens and welcome Children, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren into their home for visits over the summers.

Ginny is survived by her Children, of Orange, Kathryn Waldron Rohe and husband, Daniel, of Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY, and Thomas Waldron and wife, Judith, of Patchogue, NY. She is also survived by grandchildren and their spouses and twelve great grandchildren; Justin and Megan Sandler and children, Joshua, Caleb, Grace and Benjamin; Jarred Sandler; Daniel and Megan Rohe and son, Jaylen; Elizabeth and Michael Dobrolski and children, Ashley, Anjelie, Aiden and Michael; Rebecca Waldron and children, Seryna and Jose; Jonathan Waldron; Theodore and Jennifer Waldron; and Emily and Russell Paine and son, Brennan.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Waldron, Jr.; her brothers, Robert Frost and Stanley Frost; grandson, Thomas Waldron and daughter-in-law, Denise Hirsch Waldron.

A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate her life at Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY at a later date.

Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are by Richard J. Sullivan and Kevin Quigley of Quigley Bros. Funeral Home; to send condolences, go to www.Quigleybros.com.

Obituary: Dr. Phillip S. Kaplan, 85, Beloved Husband, Father, Army Veteran

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Jan 172016
 

Screen Shot 2016-01-17 at 10.51.29 PMDr. Phillip S. Kaplan, 85, of Orange, CT, devoted husband of 58 years to Vivian (Press) Kaplan, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.
Dr. Kaplan was born in Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 30, 1930. He was a son of the late Charles & Belle (Solomon) Kaplan. Beloved father of Paul (Angela) Kaplan of North Haven & Elise Cudgma Kaplan of Orange. Dear brother of the late Atty. Morton Kaplan. Cherished grandfather of Daniel (Amanda) Nugent, Richard Kaplan, Adam (Nicole) Cudgma, John (Kristina) Cudgma, & Jacob Cudgma. Treasured great-grandfather of Dylan Cudgma and Vivienne & Scarlett Nugent.
Dr. Kaplan proudly served his country in the U.S. Army before embarking on a career in education. He then received his B.A. from the University of Mass. His M.A. in Economics from Columbia University and his Ph.D in Economics from The John Hopkins University.
His administrative experience in higher education consisted of the following positions: Provost, Dean of a School of Business, Dean of a Graduate School and Chairman of a Department of Economics. He then went on to lead the University of New Haven as its President from 1973 to 1991.
The things that gave him the most joy in life, besides his family, were his love of books and his love of travel, which took him and his wife all over the world.
He will be greatly missed by his family, and all who knew him. Funeral services at Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, 543 George St., New Haven, on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. The family will begin to receive relatives and friends at the funeral home starting at 10:00 a.m. Interment services to follow at the B’nai Jacob Memorial Park, Wintergreen Ave., New Haven. Following the burial, friends are welcome at 214 Deerfield Lane, (Fieldstone Village) Orange.
Memorial Contributions may be sent to the Dr. Phillip S. Kaplan Scholarship Fund at the University of New Haven, 300 Orange Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516. www.shurefuneralhome.com

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Obituary: Blase Peter Picone, 94, Beloved Husband, Father, War Veteran

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Jan 052016
 

Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 9.59.33 PMBlase Peter Picone, 94, a longtime resident of Orange and beloved husband of Josephine Castiglione Picone, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on January 4, 2016.
He was born on February 3, 1921, in New Haven, CT to the late Luigi and Emanuela Arpino Picone. Blase graduated from Hillhouse High School in New Haven, CT in 1939 and Junior College of Commerce in 1941 (which is now Quinnipiac).
Blase was a United States Veteran, Pharmacist Mate First Class. Blase married the love of his life Josephine Castiglione on April 12, 1947.
He was the manager of the Yellow Freight System in Stamford, CT. Blase and his sister Angelina Simone founded the Sundae House in Milford. He also was the past President of the Bridgeport Traffic Club and Fathers Club at Amity High School Class of 1965-1967.
He coached his son’s Little League baseball team and basketball team for many years. He was an avid golfer and loved to watch professional ladies and men’s golf, as well as the UCONN Women’s Basketball Team.
Blase is survived by his wife of 67 years, Josephine Castiglione Picone; son, Blase (Dianne) Picone, Jr. of Madison; daughter, Margaret (Peggy) Picone of Orange; and his three granddaughters, Lauren Picone of Boston, Rachel Perrone and Melissa Hicock of New York City. Blase is predeceased by his siblings, Angelina, Anthony, Angelo, and Louis.
Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad Street, Milford.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Rd., Orange, CT 06477 (MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH).
Interment will follow at Orange Center Cemetery, Orange Center Road, Orange, CT.
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Obituary: Jerrold P. “Jerry” Kaszeta, 65, Beloved Husband, Son, Brother

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Jan 042016
 

Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 5.24.39 PMJerrold P. “Jerry” Kaszeta, 65, husband of Christine Cottrell Kaszeta and resident of Orange, entered into eternal rest January 2, 2016.

He was born in New Haven June 28, 1950, son of Vincent Kaszeta of Cheshire and the late Iva Pierce Kaszeta.

A graduate of Hamden High School, he received his bachelor’s degree from Quinnipiac University, and earned his master’s degree from UNH. He had a 36 year career at Sikorsky Aircraft until his retirement in 2012.

As a young man, he was a volunteer firefighter at Westwoods Firehouse in Hamden. Those who knew him will remember him as an avid sports fan, sharing his wife’s passion for the Dallas Cowboys.

In addition to his wife Christine and father Vincent, he leaves to cherish his memory his brother Donald Kaszeta of Clinton, 10 nieces & nephews, 15 grand nieces & nephews and 2 great grand nephews.

The family would like to give thanks to the staff at the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Yale, his cardiologist Dr. Lisa Freed and many supportive family and dear friends.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home on Wednesday January 6 at 8:45 a.m.

The funeral will leave for a Mass of Christian Burial at The Church of the Assumption in Ansonia for 10:00 a.m.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of CT Chapter 101 Center Point Dr. Suite 107 Middletown, CT 06457.

Obituary: Bobby Weidig, Jr., 18, Beloved to All Who Knew Him

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Jan 012016
 

Screen Shot 2015-12-29 at 11.22.20 AMRobert “Bobby” Edwards Weidig, Jr., 18, of Bethany, departed this life on Friday, December 25 unexpectedly as the result of an accident.

Bobby was born on June 5, 1997 in New Haven, CT son of Cindy (Longo) Weidig, and the late Robert E. Weidig Sr. Bobby was a free spirit, and a very soulful person.

He loved his music, family, and friends. He was avid guitarist and flutist and any thing he could try to play. Bobby loved anything natural, he enjoyed festivals, and hiking, and just being close to nature. He was a spiritual young man, meditating everyday and learning to heal with sound.

Bobby will be remembered for his love, plain and simple and he could never give enough hugs.

His memory will live on in his mother, Cindy and her companion John Hemstead and his sons Cody and Casey of Bethany, and his step-brother, Douglas Walker of Bethany.

Bobby also leaves his grandparents: Virginia and Jerry Dalmaso of FL, along with Aunts and Uncles: Roberta Bona, Bonnie and Edward DaSilva, Roger and Leslie Weidig, and cousins: Robert Bona, Matthew Poisson, Kory, Amanda, and Brady Weidig and many friends.

Relatives and friends may call on Saturday, January 2, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the B. C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 S. Elm Street, Wallingford.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 4th at 11 AM at the Center Street Cemetery in Wallingford. Shoes are optional.

Bobby wanted a green funeral, as he believed in giving back to the earth.

Memorial contributions may be directed to oxfordso.org or http://www.fendermusicfoundation.org/