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Obituary: Anita Pol, 92, Beloved Wife, Mother, Town Treasure

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Nov 142018
 

Anita De Mio Pol, 92, beloved wife of Elfo Pol of Orange passed away November 10, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Loving mother of Raymond Pol of Orange, Kenneth (Linda) Pol of Meriden, Lawrence Pol of New Haven, Andrew Pol of Milford, Michael (Laura) Pol of Onset, MA and Daniel (Laura Schumann) Pol of Washington, DC.
Anita was born in Caviola, Italy on November 27, 1925, a daughter of the late Augusto and Virginia Fenti De Mio. She is also survived by a brother Dante De Mio of Colorado Springs, CO, 7 cherished grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Anita emigrated from Italy at the age of 12.  She spoke no English when she immigrated, but by the time she graduated high school, she was a member of the National Honor Society.  Prior to the birth of her children, Anita worked as an electrical engineer at US Motors.
After successfully raising her 6 boys, she returned to the workforce, entering public service for the town of Orange.  She held many posts, most notably as Tax Collector, a position she was elected to several times.  Anita made lifelong friends through her work and many community activities, volunteering at the Orange Fireman’s Carnival and Country Fair, the American Legion Auxiliary, and playing bridge.
Friends may call Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Porto Funeral Home, 830 Jones Hill Rd., West Haven.
Her funeral procession will leave the Funeral Home on Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Holy Infant Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, 630 Grassy Hill Road, Orange, CT 06477 or Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Road, Orange, CT 06477.

Obituary: Dr. William Russell Hunt, 77, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather

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Oct 282018
 

Dr. William Russell Hunt, 77, went home to his Heavenly Father on October 17, 2018, in the comfort of his home, with his family by his side, after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth A. Hunt for 27 years. Dr. Hunt was born in Evansville, Indiana on July 29, 1941, son of the late Harold and Margaret Hunt. Shortly after birth, Dr. Hunt moved to Montana, growing up in Poplar and Wolf Point.

Dr. Hunt received a Bachelor Degree with honors from Harvard University in 1963 and after graduation, he attended Cornell Medical School and received his medical degree with honors in 1967. He then did a residency in Internal Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Midway through his residency, he was drafted into the Air Force in 1969 where he spent two years fulfilling his military requirements as Medical Director on an Air Force Base. After the military, William returned to Cleveland, Ohio for two years in a Fellowship Program. Once the Fellowship Program ended, he started working at Greenwich Hospital in the Department of Emergency Medicine. William worked at Greenwich Hospital for 32 years, six of them as the Medical Director, before retiring in 2010 due to illness.

William was a voluntary Medical Director of the Greenwich Emergency Medical System for 20 years where he received numerous awards. William was also a volunteer with AmeriCares and spent several weeks on a mission in Kenya, Africa. He cared deeply for the underprivileged and saw everyone as worthy of respect. Upon retirement, his desire was to help the less fortunate by working in the AmeriCares clinics. Unfortunately, his illness kept him from fulfilling that dream.

Dr. Hunt had a heart of gold and always strived to do his best for patients by putting their needs first. Dr. Hunt earned the respect of his Colleagues and Staff at The Greenwich Hospital Emergency Department, but most importantly by the many patients and families he touched and wholeheartedly cared for. Dr. Hunt will forever be remembered for his kind and compassionate spirit. He was a man of great integrity and honor and had a strong work ethic. Dr. Hunt truly lived life to the fullest. He and his wife traveled the world, including a visit to the Holyland twice. He was a prolific reader and loved performing arts. Dr. Hunt was a communicant of Holy Infant Church in Orange for 27 years.

In addition to his wife, Dr. Hunt is survived by his sons, Eric (Heather) and William (Liz) Hunt; stepsons, Daniel (Denise) and Eric (Brandy) D’Ambrosio; two grandchildren, Molly and Tessa, and two step-grandchildren, Brayden and Hadley.  He is also survived by a brother, John Hunt of Plentywood, MT and a sister, Barbara Morris of Yakima, WA.  He was predeceased by a son Mark Hunt and a step-grandchild, Nolan John D’Ambrosio.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Hunt’s private caregivers, Tiffany and Debbie, his Hospice Aide, Nancy and his Hospice nurse Michelle for the loving and compassionate care given to Dr. Hunt.

His family received friends on Thursday, October 25, at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, October 26, at Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Rd., Orange, CT. Interment followed at the Orange Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, 2911 Dixwell Ave., Suite 205, Hamden, CT 06518.

Obituary: Sandra M. Moran, 76, Beloved Wife of Leo Moran

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Oct 272018
 

Sandra M. Moran, 76, of Orange, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

The daughter of the late Alfred and Ann Gondola Bouteiller, Sandra was born on December 31, 1941, in Derby.

Sandra is survived by her beloved husband Leo T. Moran, her sons Paul (Sue) Moran, Thomas Moran and grandchildren Bailey and Ryan. She also is survived by her twin sister Leela A. Wojczak, nephew Anthony (Mary) Wojczak and niece Wendy Wojczak. Sandra is predeceased by her infant son Leo, Jr. and her brother Alfred Bouteiller.

Upon high school graduation, Sandra became a certified Operation Room Technician and worked at Griffin Hospital for 15 years. Then she worked at the Veteran Hospital in West Palm Beach as a Medical Transcriptionist, which she retired from. She was a huge Red Sox and UCONN Women’s fan. Sandra also loved to travel whenever she could.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, October 28, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. at CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, October 29, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Rd, Orange, CT. Burial will follow at Orange Center Cemetery, Orange, CT.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Orange Volunteer Fire Dept. PO Box 878 Orange, CT 06477, Charter Hose Co. #4 4 Murry St. Ansonia, CT 06401, or Hospice.

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

Obituary: Anita J. Fusco Valente, 93, Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Good Friend

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Mar 122018
 

Anita J. Fusco Valente, 93, of Orange, CT; beloved wife of the late Louis V. Valente passed away peacefully March 10, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 8, 1924, daughter of the late Sebastian and Anna Sperandeo Fusco and resided in West Haven until her marriage in 1959. She graduated from Putnam Catholic Academy in Putnam, CT in 1941 and Weylister Jr. College in 1943.

Anita was the private secretary to the President of Enthone, Inc. from 1943 to 1949 and then left to join her mother and sisters in their retail lingerie business, Saxon-Kent in Derby. They later opened a second location in Orange. They enjoyed success and loyal patronage for 52 years until the business was sold in 2000. In addition to the lingerie shop, she worked with her husband to establish the Hamden Travel Agency.

She was a former member and officer of the West Haven Jr. Women’s Club and Holy Infant Ladies Guild. Anita was a member of the St. Anne’s Pilgrim Society and with her sisters, led an annual pilgrimage to the shrines of Canada for 72 years.

She leaves behind a legacy of love, strength, and generosity to her family. Anita is survived by her five devoted children, Anita Cassella of Waterbury, Brian Valente of Hamden, Gregory Valente and wife Diana of Greenville, SC, Geralyn Beers and husband Robert of Guilford and Victor Valente and wife Leah of Milford, MA. She is also survived by six loving grandchildren, Christopher Cassella and wife Cheryl of West Hartford, Jason Cassella and wife Dominique of Fairfield, Trevor Beers of NYC, Dylan Beers of Guilford, Eliza and Amelia Valente of Milford, MA, four great-grandchildren Grace, Peyton, George and Luca, her two sisters and best lifelong friends Edna Casolino of Orange and Marion Denegre of Westbrook, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call at MARESCA & SONS FUNERAL HOME 592 Chapel St. New Haven, Wednesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Infant Church 450 Racebrook Rd., Orange at 11:30 a.m.

Burial will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Anita, to Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 11 Race Hill Rd. Guilford, CT 06437 or Vantage Group, Inc., serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 29 North Plains Highway, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Obituary: John Winchell, 88, Beloved Father, Brother, US Marine, Third Degree Knight

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Jan 222018
 

John Charles Winchell, 88, of Orange, beloved husband of the late Margaret Kiely Winchell, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2018 at Silver Springs Care Center, Meriden, CT.

The son of Charles and Mary (Healy) Winchell, he was born in New York City on December 9, 1929.

A graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served during the Korean Conflict. A lifelong railroad engineer and proud union member, he began his career with the New York Central Railroad and retired from Metro-North. He was a longtime resident of Bridgeport, CT, where he moved his young family in 1959.

An active member of the community, John was a Boy Scout leader, a Park City Little League coach and president of the St. Ambrose School PTA. He was a founding member of the Holy Infant Church Council of the Knights of Columbus and was a longtime Third Degree Knight. He enjoyed fishing, golf, and travel.

He is survived by his brother, Charles Winchell (Irene); his sons, John S. Winchell (Heidi) and Charles Winchell (Annmarie); his daughter, Margaret Pansa (Vincent); his grandchildren, Lyle Huneke, Stephen and David Winchell, Michael, Lauren and Samantha Pansa and Jonathan and Kyleigh Winchell; his great-grandchildren, Lyle, Gia, Lily and Braylon; and several nieces and nephews. In addition of his wife, he was predeceased by his daughter, Jeanne Huneke, his son-in-law, Mark Huneke, and his granddaughter, Kara Huneke.

Friends and family may call from 4 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23 at CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Fisher House, 653 Terryville Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010.

A mass of Christian burial will take place on Wednesday, January 24 at 11 a.m. at Holy Infant Church, Orange. Interment will follow at Orange Center Cemetery.

To leave online condolences, visit www.codywhitefuneralservice.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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Pasta Dinner On Oct. 19

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Oct 192016
 

screen-shot-2016-10-15-at-12-54-05-pmThe Holy Infant Women’s Guild will host its Annual Pasta Dinner in the school gym, 450 Racebrook Road on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 5-7 p.m. 

Admission is $30 Family (2 adults and up to 3 children), $12 adults, $5 children under 10, under 5 free

The meal is served family style with pasta and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert, coffee and soft drinks

Tickets available after all masses or by calling the Rectory Office at 203-799-2379.

Join your friends and neighbors for a nice relaxing, affordable night out.

Communities Honor Those Who Protect and Serve

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Sep 292016
 

(Photo courtesy of the Orange Police Department)

(Photo courtesy of the Orange Police Department)

On Thursday, Sept. 29, Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Road celebrated a “Blue Mass” honoring those who currently serve, or have served, in the Police and Fire departments of Orange, Milford, Woodbridge, and West Haven.

Officers and Firefighters from all four towns attended and youth from the Church presented each department with a donation.

Thank You Gentlemen and Ladies for everything you do for your respective communities. And thank you Holy Infant Church and Clergy from around town for giving them this well deserved honor.

(photo courtesy of the Orange Police Department)

(photo courtesy of the Orange Police Department)

Obituary: Ceasar Theodore Anquillare, 88, Beloved Father, Grandfather

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May 252016
 

Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 12.27.20 PMCeasar Theodore Anquillare, 88, husband of the late Louise Cortese Anquillare, passed away at Avery Heights on May 23, 2016 after a long illness.

Born a fourth generation descendant in New Haven on December 29, 1927 to the late Theodore & Antoinette Buonocore Anquillare.

Ceasar will be remembered by his sons, Dr. Joseph Anquillare & his wife Teresa of Newington, Ceasar Nicholas Anquillare JP of Woodbridge; grandchildren, Emma, Luisa, & Joseph Anquillare; dear companion, Ursula Michaelis of Monroe; brother, Louis Anquillare & his wife Rosemary of West Haven; sister-in-law, Isabelle Cortese of Milford. Predeceased by his sister, Marie Apuzzo and sister-in-law, Rina Cortese.

Ceasar grew up in West Haven before moving to Orange where he has resided for the last 61 years. He was a graduate of Bentley University and New York University. He was the founder of his accounting firm located in West Haven. Ceasar was commended by the Connecticut Society of CPA’s as one of the longest practitioners after being licensed for 60 years. In 1965,

Ceasar traveled throughout the United States to assist with the enactment of Medicare then signed by President Lyndon Johnson. He served on various industry boards and committees to promote healthcare for the elderly, regardless of income. In his later years, Ceasar donated much of his professional time to small businesses, churches, and charity organizations in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands and the New Haven area.

His family would like to thank the employees of Avery Heights in Hartford for their amazing care during Ceasars time with them.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave, West Haven.

Funeral from the funeral home on Thursday, May 26th at 9:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Holy Infant Church at 10:00 a.m. followed by entombment in St. Lawrence Mausoleum.

Contributions in Ceasar’s memory be sent to the American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854. To send a condolence to the family see obit at www.beecherandbennett.com 

You’ve Seen The Signs, Now Get Your Valuables Appraised

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Apr 242016
 

AR-150619994The lawn signs are all over town, so if you didn’t already know, the Holy Infant Church Women’s Guild is having an Antiques Appraisal Day on Sunday, April 24.

It begins at 2 p.m. in the school gym at 450 Racebrook Road. Experts will be available to appraise your collectibles and antiques.

Find out if your item is trash or treasure!

Cost is $10 for one item, $25 for three items.

Call (203)799-2379 for more information.