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.

Offer condolences at marescafuneralhome.com

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.

Obituary: Anthony “Tony” Moccia, 92, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother

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Aug 192015

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 1.36.01 PMAnthony “Tony” Moccia, 92, husband of 66 years to Pearl Elia Moccia and resident of Orange, entered into eternal rest Aug. 18, 2015.

He was born April 1, 1923 in Derby, son of the late Carmine and Anne Storiale Moccia.

He worked as a tool & die maker for Avco Co. in Stratford and was a parishioner of Holy Infant Church in Orange. Tony also was a member of the Knights of Columbus, as well as the Orange, Milford, Ansonia & Derby Senior Centers.

In addition to his wife, he leaves to cherish his memory, children, Paul Moccia (Gerrie) of Lansdale, PA., Carmine Moccia of Maui, Hawaii, Robert Moccia of Key West, FL., Richard Moccia (Teri) of Bridgeport, Christine Moccia of Orange and John & Paula Moccia, his brother Mario Moccia (Pat) of Orange, sister Delores Moore of Shelton, 7 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild.

He was predeceased by his son, David Moccia & sister, Jennie D’Amico. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St., Ansonia, has been privileged with the arrangements. (www.jenkinskingfh.com)

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony’s memory may be made to The Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06510.

Obituary: Antonio Fusarelli, 72, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather

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Mar 312015

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 1.24.46 PMAntonio Fusarelli, 72, a longtime resident of Orange and beloved husband of Maria (Massarella) Fusarelli, entered into eternal rest on March 29, 2015 at his home and surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Luco dei Marsi, Province of L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy on June 1, 1942, he was the son of the late Biagio and Erminia (Martini) Fusarelli. After growing up herding sheep in the Italian mountainsides and in search of a better life, at the age of 20 Antonio immigrated to Thorold, Ontario, Canada joining siblings who came before him. There he worked for the Exolon Company, at a factory that made sandpaper for metal while also working various construction jobs.

In the late 1960’s, he met his future wife, Maria, and the married in 1970. At that time, he moved to the USA so they could establish roots and build a family in Connecticut. He worked for nearly 25 years as a construction worker and foreman, primarily for Miscione Construction. In that role, he participated in the construction of many new buildings that transformed downtown Stamford, as well as in Bridgeport, and New Haven, CT and in White Plains, NY.

Prior to his retirement, Antonio was a groundskeeper for the Darien Board of Education for 20 years.

In his free time, Antonio enjoyed making wine and curating fine Italian meats, tending to his bountiful garden, growing a variety of fig trees, playing bocce, and he was a competitive bowler is his younger days. He also took great pleasure in his stone masonry projects, of which his many works have come to dot the surrounding landscape.

Later in life, he especially enjoyed lovingly spending time with all nine of his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Maria of 44 years, he is survived by his children Emilia Fusarelli of Milford, CT, Angela Fusarelli Partalas (Tom) of Hamden, CT, Melissa Fusarelli (York Mario) of Orange, CT, Anthony Fusarelli (Sarah) of Arlington, VA, and Christopher Biagio Fusarelli (Jennifer) of Orange, CT, 9 grandchildren, his 5 brothers, Concetto Fusarelli and Guido of Luco dei Marsi, Italy, Francesco Fusarelli of Lewiston, NY, Domenico Fusarelli of Thorold, Canada, Bernardino Fusarelli of St. Catherines, CA and 2 sisters Annunziata Fusarelli Giradini of Thorold, Canada and Pierina Fusarelli D’Alo of Luco dei Marsi, Italy.

Besides his parents, Antonio is predeceased by his brothers, Vincenzo Fusarelli and Guido Fusarelli, and sisters, Maria Fusarelli Crescenzi, Domenica Fusarelli, and Natalina Fusarelli.

Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT.


A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 2 at 10 a.m. at Holy Infant Church, 450 Race Brook Rd.

Entombment to follow at Mt. St. Peter Cemetery, Derby.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or to the Smilow Cancer Center, Closer To Free, 333 Cedar St., PO Box 208028, New Haven, CT 06520.

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

Obituary: Doris Martin Curtiss, 86, Beloved Mother, Grandmother, A Compassionate, Caring Woman

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Mar 062015

doris curtissDoris Martin Curtiss, 86, of Orange, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2015, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Doris was the beloved widow of the late Howard Curtiss. She was born in New Haven on June 17, 1928, one of nine children of the late Leo and Elmire Martin. Raised in New Haven, she moved to Orange after her marriage and lived there for 60 years.
Doris was the devoted mother of Sally and Jeff (Boyd) Davis of Milford, Patty and the late Richard Vining of Milford, and Christine Curtiss and Dave Pelland of Orange.
She also leaves her cherished grandchildren, Matthew Vining of Beacon Falls and Karina Davis of Milford, sisters Edith Quigley of West Haven and Edna (Marion) Crisafi and husband Buddy Crisafi of Branford, and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by siblings Norman Martin, Rita Codeanne, Edgar Martin, Howard Martin, Evelyn Armstrong, and Robert Martin.
Prior to her illness, Doris enjoyed playing cards, going to the movies with her sisters, and spending time with her family. She was compassionate, caring and nurturing, and she always made everyone laugh.
Her family wishes to thank all of her caregivers, especially Natalia, whose care enabled Doris to live at home.
Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 8, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm Street, West Haven.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Road, on Monday, March 9, at 11:30 a.m.
Burial will be in Orange Center Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc., P.O. Box 350, Willimantic, CT 06226. Those wishing to send condolences online may do so at www.keenanfuneralhome.com.

Obituary: Marguerite Charbonneau, 84, Beloved Mother, Devout Christian

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Feb 182015

Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 11.15.16 PMAs she always believed, Marguerite D. Charbonneau’s soul and spirit soared up to Heaven, a half hour before she passed away, on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, while surrounded by her children at CT Hospice in Branford.

Born Marguerite D. Berthiaume on Feb. 7, 1931, in Mapleville, RI, to Francis and Medora Berthiaume, she was one of 13 children.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her children: Mary Charbonneau; Christine Kwiat (Jonathan); Michele Clifford (Brendan); William V. Charbonneau; she is predeceased by her eldest son, John D. Charbonneau, her husband, John A. Charbonneau, and many of her siblings.

She leaves her grandchildren: John M. Charbonneau, Jennifer C. Charbonneau; Victoria C. Clifford, B. Matthew Clifford; Abigail M. Kwiat, David M. Kwiat, and her great-grandchild, Isabelle Charbonneau. In addition, she leaves her brothers Norman Berthiaume, Francis Berthiaume, and her sister, Madeline Berthiaume. Marguerite was devoted to her family and to her many, many friends.

She had an eternal and faithful passion to Christ, her savior. Those who knew Marguerite will remember her gentle, loving, Holy Spirit and her devotion to Christ and to our Blessed Mother, Mary. Others may remember Marguerite as a Eucharistic minister; Legion of Mary member; RCIA member; devoted Rosary leader; teacher at St. John the Baptist; catechism teacher at Holy Infant; Godmother; rectory cook; food service worker at SCSU.

She was a resident at Mansfield Grove in East Haven, CT, where she enjoyed many summers with family and friends. She also loved to spend time at “My Father’s House,” a renewal and retreat center led by her dear friend, Fr. Bill McCarthy. Marguerite exhibited a selfless, caring and giving heart. She was always willing to help anyone in need and was happiest when sharing God’s deep love and spirit.

Friends and family may visit on Friday, Feb. 20, from 5-8:00 P.M. at W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St., Branford, CT.

Marguerite’s Christian Mass will follow on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary Church in Branford, CT.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405, or to any of the institutions listed below.

The Charbonneau Family would like to send a heartfelt thanks for the extra-special medical care and treatment demonstrated by: Robert Vaillancourt, LPN, Sister Cecelia Scaduto and staff of Clelian Adult Day Center, Hamden; the entire staff of CT Hospice in Branford; Dr. Prathibha N. Kumar (and her husband, Dr. Babu S. Kumar) Marguerite’s Primary Care Physicians; Dr. Richard Marottoli, Medical Director of the Dorothy Adler Center at YNHH; Dr. Robert J. Nardino, Residency Program Director YNHH Medical Center (St. Raphael’s campus). These Medical professionals were extraordinary with their care and concern for Marguerite and they were an “answer to our prayers.”

The family would also like to send a special thanks to Sue Mauro, her friends at Silverbrook Estates in Orange, who brought her peace and comfort on a daily basis. As Marguerite would say, “Thank you” and “May God bless each and every one of you.”

For directions and online memorial see www.wsclancy.com

Obituary: Margaret “Marge” DiNello Brunetti, 91, Beloved Mother, Sister

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Feb 082015

Screen Shot 2015-02-08 at 8.04.21 PMMargaret “Marge” DiNello Brunetti, 91, of Orange beloved wife of 50 years to the late Alfred J. “Fritz” Brunetti, passed away on February 4, 2015 at her home.

Loving mother of Alfred “Fred” (Ann) Brunetti of Guilford and Stephen (Deborah) Brunetti of East Lyme. Grandmother of Michael, Emma, James and John Brunetti.

Sister of Julia Mastrangelo and Rosemarie Celentano, both of Orange, Mary Baiocchi of North Haven, Gina Oliano of Washington Crossing, PA, Blanche Porto of Wellington, FL, Angelo DiNello of West Haven and the late Emma Lembo and Nicholas, Pasquale, Carl and Joseph DiNello. Also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Marge was born in New Haven on May 8, 1923 daughter of the late Pasquale and Margaret Palmieri DiNello.

Prior to her retirement Marge worked in the billing department of the former S.N.E.T. and was also a union steward.

Friends may call at the Porto Funeral Home, 830 Jones Hill Rd., West Haven, Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.


Her funeral procession will leave Porto’s Wednesday morning at 9:15 a.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Road, Orange at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow in Orange Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Infant Church 450 Racebrook Road. Orange,CT. 06477

Sign Marge’s guest book online at www.portofuneralhomes.net