Dec 282014

Screen Shot 2014-12-28 at 8.30.49 PMClaire L. Del Mauro Cappiello, 93, of Orange, beloved wife of 58 years to the late Louis J. Cappiello died peacefully on December 24, 2014.

Born in New Haven, CT., she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Loretta Maturo Del Mauro.

A resident of Orange for more than 60 years, she was a retired secretary at U.N.H., a member of the Lions Club and was well known for her exceptional hospitality and love towards her family.

Survivors include her three sons Richard and wife Carol Cappiello of Ossining, NY, Robert and his wife the late Sarah Cappiello of St. Louis, MO, William and wife Teresa of Saratoga, CA, five grandchildren; Christopher, Roderick, Kendall, Gus, Emma, three great-grandchildren; Louis, Anna and Allison, a brother Gene Del Mauro and wife Josephine of Hamden, a sister Gloria and her husband the late Joseph Ciancola of Orange, several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to go Directly to Holy Infant Church, 450 Race Brook Rd, Orange on Tuesday December 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial followed by interment in Orange Center Cemetery, Orange.

The Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main St. Bridgeport have been entrusted with the arrangements.

For online condolences and to light a virtual candle visit commercehillfh.com

Oct 042014

Screen Shot 2014-10-04 at 7.31.59 PMThomas F. Moran, 72, a former resident of Ansonia and Woodbury, currently of Orange, entered into eternal rest at home on Sept. 29.

He was born Sept. 17, 1942 in Ansonia, son of the late Joseph J. Moran Sr. and Rose Marie Ford Moran.

A Veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, Thomas worked for Oxford Paint & Hardware Store.

He was also a Past Captain and retired active member of The Storm Engine Co #2 and Storm Ambulance Corp., both of Derby and past member of The Charter Hose Fire Co. in Ansonia.

He is survived by his brother Leo Moran & his wife Sandra of Orange, his sister Eunice Buchholz of Newington, cousin Jack Granatie of Ansonia and best friend and neighbor Leela Wojczak of Orange and numerous nieces, nephews & grand nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by 3 brothers, Edward, Henry & Joseph Moran Jr., sister Lillian Kruger, and nephew Leo Moran Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. at Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Road, Orange. Burial will be private.

There are no calling hours.

The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, is entrusted with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to CT. Hospice of Branford, 100 Double Beach Rd. 

Aug 102014

Screen shot 2014-08-10 at 2.22.11 PMPasquale (Pat) Franco, 80, of Orange entered into rest on August 5, 2014 at his home.
He was the husband of Judith Franco and the father of James Franco. In addition to his wife and son, Pat leaves his sister Phyllis Papagoda.
He was predeceased by his twin sister Regina Franco.
He was born in New Haven October 6, 1933, son of the late James and Mary Adinolfi Franco.
Mr. Franco worked for Edgecomb Metals, Milford for many years as an inventory coordinator and in later years for Saab-Scania.
He served in the US Navy and in the Marine Corp. during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post 127.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 9 until 10:30 a.m.at the West Haven Funeral Home at the green.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Holy Infant Church at 11 o’clock.
Interment, with military honors, will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Donations may be made to Holy Infant Church 450 Racebrook Rd. Orange.
To leave an online remembrance, please visit www.westhavenfuneral.com.

May 172014

Screen shot 2014-05-17 at 3.58.13 PMGloria Dudley Hackett, 90, of Orange, passed away May 9, 2014, in St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport.

She was the wife of the late John Joseph Hackett; mother of Barbara Hackett Potkay of New Haven, John Dudley Hackett and his wife Karin of Bethany and Robert Dudley Hackett of Yokohama, Japan.

She is also survived by grandchildren Timothy, Jeffrey, Nicholas and Mikayla Potkay, all of Stokesdale, NC; Cameron and Chance Stine of Bethany; and Toshiro and Aki Hackett, both of Orange; and nephew Frank Hackett and his wife Sandy of Annville, PA and their children and grandchildren; and Jerry and Lisa Potkay and other extended family.

Gloria was born in Brooklyn, NY, July 5, 1923, daughter of the late Cecil and Margaret O’Connor Dudley.

She retired in 1960 as secretary to the President of Union Trust Co. in New Haven and was a longtime parishioner of Holy Infant Church in Orange.

Funeral from Beecher & Bennett-Taylor Funeral Home, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven took place on Friday, May 16 at 9:30 a.m.

Interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven.

Contributions in Gloria’s name may be made to St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606; or North Shore Animal League, 25 Davis Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050. 

Mar 262014

Screen shot 2014-03-26 at 4.03.48 PMViolet M. Lloyd, 94, of Orange, peacefully entered into eternal rest on March 23, 2014, at the St. Raphael Campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was the beloved wife for 71 years to the late Norvel W. “Brownie” Lloyd.

Mrs. Lloyd was born in Ansonia on April 19, 1919, daughter of the late Sebastian and Susan Lanteri Cannata. A resident of Orange since 1956, she was employed as a seamstress at the former Valley Dress Co. in Ansonia until her retirement in 1982.

She was a communicant of Holy Infant Church in Orange and a member of its Ladies Guild. She is survived by two loving daughters, Donna Cuthbert and her husband Stuart of Ocala, FL and Gail Cuomo and her husband Robert of Orange, a brother, Seb Cannata of Ansonia, 3 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by sisters, Minnie Dube, Ann Vacca and Jane Conroy.

Visiting will take place from 9:00 am until the procession leaves for church at the SPINELLI-RICCIUTI/BEDNAR-OSIECKI FUNERAL HOME, 62 Beaver St. in Ansonia.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend her funeral on Friday March 28, 2014, at 10:30 am at Holy Infant Church in Orange for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery in Derby.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 2911 Dixwell Ave., Suite 205, Hamden, CT 06518. To send an act of sympathy, please visit www.spinelliricciutifh.com

Feb 272014

233Church of the Holy Infant, 450 Racebrook Road, welcomes everyone to join the Orange Interfaith Community in a Unique Learning Experience on Sunday, March 30 beginning at 4 p.m. 

The Scholar In Residence Program “End of Life Challenges in Healthcare for People of Faith,” is a discussion with our own orange clergy facilitated by Dr. Julius Landwirth, Past associate director & current member of the Yale interdisciplinary center for bioethics.

Everyone in the Orange Interfaith Community, and our friends, are welcome to participate in the Potluck Supper & Program.

Potluck Dinner at 4:00 p.m.

Program at 5:30 p.m.

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Feb 192014

Screen shot 2014-02-19 at 7.17.36 AMHarriett Velms Lattanzi, age 85, of Orange, beloved wife of 42 years to the late Dr. William E. Lattanzi, died peacefully surrounded by her children at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford on Sunday, February 16.

Harriett was born on August 3, 1928 to the late Joseph and Helen Hamulak Velms of Ansonia.

She was a graduate of the University of Connecticut where she  majored in Home Economics and English.

Harriett was a resident of Orange for more than 50 years.

An artist well known for her watercolors of landscapes, nature scenes and flowers, she taught in local after school programs for many years.

A gourmet cook, elegant dresser, and self-professed tomboy, she enjoyed horseback riding, tennis, golf, and bridge, walking with her friends (the “Walkie-Talkies”), reading, writing poetry, and traveling the world.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be truly missed. Harriett is survived by her sister, Jeanne Steiner of Bristol, CT; daughter Laura Sterling and her partner Joseph Deuel of Saratoga Springs, NY; son William Lattanzi and daughter-in-law Martha Vibbert of Belmont, MA; daughter Susan Roser and son-in-law Mark Roser of Hebron CT; her seven grandchildren; and the vibrant community of friends that brought her so much joy throughout her life.

Friends and family may call on Wednesday, February 19th from 4-8 PM at Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford CT 06460. At 7 PM, any and all are invited to share their memories of Harriett.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 20th at 11 AM at Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Road, Orange CT, 06477.

Interment will immediately follow at Orange Center Cemetery.

A reception at the family home will follow from 1 to 4 PM.

Donations may be made to the St. Raphael’s Campus of the Yale New Haven Hospital, the Orange Arts and Culture Council, or a charity of choice .

To leave online condolences, visit www.codywhitefuneralservice.com

Jan 312014

white rosesMarie E. Capobianco, 92, of Naragansett, RI, formerly of Orange, entered into eternal rest, Jan. 26.

She was the wife of the late Peter P. Capobianco; beloved mother of Celeste C. Corcoran, MD (J. Russell, MD) of So.Kingston, RI and Peter N. Capobianco of San Diego, CA; cherished grandmother of Carlye Ann Corcoran; sister of the late Alfred & Ann Ielpi and Joseph Elpi.

Marie was born in New Haven on Aug. 2, 1921, daughter of the late Vincent & Adelina Saldino Ielpi.

She retired as a supervisor of medical records at St. Raphael’s Hospital and was a past president of the Hospital’s Ladies Auxiliary. She was a long time communicant of Holy Infant Church and very active in its Woman’s Guild and CYO programs as well as serving as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and the Legion of Christ.

Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Maresca & Sons Funeral Home, 592 Chapel St., New Haven.

Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday at 9:15 a.m.

Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Infant Church, Orange at 10 am. Burial in Orange Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, 864 Point Judith Rd.,Naragansett,RI 02882.

Offer condolences at www.marescafuneralhome.com

Dec 282013

ObitAnne Carmel Palkowski, 93, of Orange, entered into eternal rest on December 25th, 2013 after a brief illness.

She was a modern woman, years ahead of her time, who enjoyed both loving family life and a fulfilling career. Anne was a Nursing Pioneer in New Haven during the 1940’s and 1950’s.

The daughter of Rocco and Carmella Simeone Petrillo, Anne was born in New Haven, CT on August 3rd, 1920. She graduated from Hill House High School, and was the Class Secretary & Treasurer for the Class of 1938. Anne attended the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing on a full academic scholarship and became a Registered Nurse in 1940.

After completing her Nursing degree, Anne attended Columbia University in New York City on full academic scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree from the Columbia Teacher’s College in 1943. After college, Anne resumed her Nursing career at Hartford Hospital for several years, and then returned to New Haven and worked at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Anne became a pioneer for modern Nursing changes at Yale New Haven and several other area hospitals. She was instrumental in developing and implementing new Nursing techniques for Surgical Recovery rooms, and Labor and Delivery Suites while at Yale. She rose through the ranks to become Surgical Head Nurse, and culminated her career as the Nursing Director of the Yale New Haven Emergency department in the late 1950’s.

While working at the Yale Emergency Room, Anne met the love of her life, her future husband, Walter H. Palkowski. They were married for 33 years at the time of his passing. After taking time to raise her family, Anne returned to her beloved nursing profession in the 1970’s and worked for Surgical Associates of New Haven until her retirement in 1997.

Anne was one of 10 children and was predeceased by siblings Stephen Petrillo, Salvatore Petrillo, Edward Petrillo, Connie Miller, Albert Petrillo, Josephine Santo, Rudy Petrillo, Doris Iadonisi, and Lucille Zito. She is survived by her son, Walter E. Palkowski of Orange, his wife, Cathleen and her two grandsons, Matthew Palkowski and Alex Palkowski. And her daughter: Dr. Marilyn Smith of Easton, CT., and her husband Ken Smith and her grandson Taylor Smith and granddaughter Kelley Smith.

Anne lived in Orange for 51 years and was a loyal Parishioner of Holy Infant Church. She was a member of the Holy Infant Church Woman’s Guild; the Holy Infant Holy Name Society, and the Orange Land Trust.

Friends may call at MARESCA & SONS FUNERAL HOME 592 Chapel St. on Sunday from 4 to 7 pm and are invited to go directly to Holy Infant Church 450 Race Brook Rd., Orange to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10 am. Burial will follow in Orange Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut. (www.alz.org) Offer condolences at www.marescafuneralhome.com

Dec 022013

demartinoCharlene Bohan DeMartino, 83, of Orange, passed away December 1, 2013 in Connecticut Hospice.

She is the wife of 62 years of Ralph DeMartino.

Charlene was born in New Haven November 29, 1930 daughter of Evo and Audrey Meckler Rivoli.

She was a graduate of St. Peters School and Commercial High School, Class of 1948.

She was a Supervisor for the former SNET retiring in 1988.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed the theatre, live plays and drama, traveling and playing bingo at the Senior Center.

She is the beloved aunt of Ronald (Kathleen) and Laurie Gambardella.

Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 9:30-10:30am and her funeral will leave from the Iovanne Funeral Home Inc. 11 Wooster Place Tuesday morning at 10:30.

Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Road at 11:15. Entombment in St. Lawrence Mausoleum.

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