Born on July 8, 1943 in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Mills Potsch.
Until her retirement, Joan was a cook at Harding High School for the city of Bridgeport.
Devoted to her family, Joan will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. The family would like to thank all the kind individuals who have been a source of love, care and support for both Joan and her family in recent years.
In addition to her husband Joseph of 50 years, she is survived by her children; Dawn O’Brien of Orange, Kelley Lambert and her husband Richard of Milford and Lisa Dodge and her husband Michael of North Haven; seven grandchildren Danielle, Joseph, Jacob, Thomas, Nicholas, Samantha and Matthew as well as her sister Charlotte Paulson and her husband George and many more loving family members and friends.
Joan is predeceased by her sister Shirley Walsh.
Friends and family may call on Friday, August 29th from 4 to 8 pm with a Prayer Service at 5:30 pm at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT.
Committal will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Joan’s name to the American Heart Association , 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.
To leave online condolences please visit www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.
Martha Antoinette (Rafalowski) Novicki, 93, of Orange, Connecticut, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, surrounded by her beloved family and her devoted caregiver, Teresa Gumkowski.
Martha was born in Ridgeway, Pennsylvania, on November 14, 1919, daughter of Felix and Gladys Rafalowski.
She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Villa Maria College in Erie, Pennsylvania. She went on to work as a social worker in Toledo, Ohio, until her marriage to Dr. Thaddeus Joseph Novicki of New Haven, Connecticut, her husband of 51 years. She was a resident of Orange for 63 years.
She was past President of the Holy Infant Women’s Guild, and the Mothers’ Club of Notre Dame High School in West Haven. She was also a volunteer in the Women’s Auxiliary of St. Raphael’s Hospital in New Haven.
Martha is predeceased by her parents, Felix and Gladys, and her husband Thaddeus, as well as her brothers, John, Father Leonard, and Ignatius Rafalowski, and her sister, Virginia Bednarski.
She was the much-loved mother of Drs. David and Robert Novicki, both of Orange, Ct, Margaret Novicki of New York City, and Terese Ceruzzi of Southport, Ct. She was the beloved mother-in-law of Lynn Novicki, Eileen Novicki, Louis Ceruzzi and Amadou Ndiaye. She was deeply loved by her seven grandchildren, Theodore, Alexander, Nicholas, and Charles Novicki; Gabrielle and James Ceruzzi; and Thomas Ndiaye, and three great grandchildren, Jackson, Blake and Benjamin.
She is survived by her dear brother-in-law, Henry Novicki of Middletown, and her sisters-in-law, Elinor and Gloria Novicki, and Dorothy Rafalowski.
What family and friends will remember most about Martha was the love, care and generosity that she showered on all. Her strong faith and example of a true Christian inspired everyone she met.
Her family would like to thank Vitas Innovative Hospice Care for their loving support to Martha and to all of us.
Friends and family may call on Friday, April 19 from 8:30-10 am at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, 06460.
A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 11am at Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Road, Orange, Ct. 06477. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Martha Novicki’s name to the Diocese of Kitwit, c/o Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Rd, Orange, CT 06477, or to Notre Dame High School Scholarship Fund, 24 Ricardo Street, West Haven, CT 06516.
To leave online condolences please visit our website at: www.codywhitefuneralservices.com.
The beloved daughter of Irene (Karajanis) and Nicholas D’Orsi, she was born in Orange, CT on April 26, 1966. Elene is missed by her parents; her children, Justin and Nikki Catinazzo of Glastonbury; her sister, Robin (Steve) Jex and nephews, Garrett and Travis of Bowling Green, OH; her brother, Nicholas (Theresa) D’Orsi and niece Katherine and nephew Nicholas of Hanover, NH; and her brother, Paul (Pauline) D’Orsi of Milford; her former husband, Robert Catinazzo of Stafford, VA; and her close friend, David Connelly Jr., of S. Glastonbury.
Elene attended Peck Place School in Orange and Amity High School in Woodbridge, before earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and master’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University.
Her large family and many friends remember Elene for her great sense of humor and how she lit up a room with her special way of engaging people in conversation. She always enjoyed the moment and her enthusiasm brought smiles to all who knew her.
Elene was a paraprofessional in the Glastonbury School System and was a kind and caring teacher of the young children in her care. She loved swimming, reading and cooking for large family gatherings. Her greatest joy was her children, Justin and Nikki, and she devoted herself to supporting their activities.
Friends and family may call on Friday, December 21st, from 4 to 7 pm at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT 06460.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 22nd at 11:00 am (MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH) at Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Rd., Orange with Father David R. LeFort officiating.
Interment to follow at Orange Center Cemetery, Orange Center Rd., Orange.
To leave online condolences visit the Cody-White website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.
Irene D. Clemens, age 91, longtime resident of Orange and beloved wife to the late William F. Clemens, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Hospital of St. Raphael’s.
Born in Hartford on January 2, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Dondero.
Irene was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and her great enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren. She was an avid traveler, and loved vacationing with her husband, Bill until his passing, and continued her travels with her sister, Mildred.
She is survived by her two sons, Michael Clemens and his wife Pamela of Orange and David Clemens and his wife Monika of Ohi, CA; her cherished grandchildren, William, Amy and Lacey Clemens and niece, Patricia Black and nephew Richard Wiesner.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Vera Wiesner and Mildred Vozzolo and brother Francis Dondero.
Friends and family may call on Tuesday, December 11th from 4 to 8 pm at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT 06460
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 12th at 10:00 am at Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Rd., Orange, CT 06477.
Interment to follow at Orange Center Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association , 1 Union St., Suite 31, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.
To leave online condolences please visit the Cody-White website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.