Obituary: Gloria M. McMullen, 90, Beloved Mother of William J. McMullen, Jr.

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Feb 052015

Screen Shot 2015-02-08 at 8.31.46 PMGloria M. McMullen, 90, of Milford, beloved wife of the late William J. McMullen, Sr., passed away on February 3, 2015.

Gloria is survived by her children Pamela M. Amendola (David) of Milford, William J. McMullen, Jr. of Orange, Frances E. McMullen of Branford, and Mary M. McMullen Jones (Wendell C.) of New Haven.

Friends and family may call on Friday, February 6 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St, Milford, CT 06460.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, 400 Merwin Ave., Milford, CT 06460.

Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Milford, CT.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gloria’s name to the Beth El Shelter, 90 New Haven Ave., Milford, CT 06460 or the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepsen Drive, Milford, CT 06460.

To leave online condolences and to read the full obituary, please visit our website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.

Obituary: Marshall Philip Moore, Jr., 63, Beloved Husband, Father, Soccer Coach

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Feb 052015

Screen Shot 2015-02-08 at 8.23.13 PMMarshall Philip Moore, Jr., 63, of Orange and Milford, beloved husband of Margaret Phelan Moore, entered into his eternal rest on Sunday Jan. 25th.

He was born on December 18, 1951 in New Haven, CT. Philip was a long-time resident of Orange and Milford, where he had a successful podiatry practice for 25 years before retirement.

Philip was a life-long soccer aficionado, beginning in his college years. He was a soccer coach and active supporter of Orange Youth Soccer Association where his sons, nieces, and nephew played.

Philip is survived by his wife, Maggie, his two beloved sons, Andrew (Mike) and Michael (Wendy) along with his grandson, Emmett. In addition, Philip’s extended family includes his mother, Dorathea, sisters Pam Maw (Larry) and Sarah Pavlick (Vic), nieces, Emma and Lilly Pavlick, brother, Charlie (Sheila), nephew, Charlie Moore Jr, plus numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Philip is predeceased by his father, Marshall Philip Moore and brother, Jimmy (James Brett Moore).

A memorial prayer service will be held on Saturday Feb. 7, 2015 at 12 noon at Cody-White Funeral Home 107 Broad Street Milford, CT 06460.

Interment will follow at Milford Cemetery. Friends and family may call Saturday from 10am to 12pm at Cody-White Funeral Home 107 Broad Street Milford, CT 06460.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Orange Soccer Association, PO BOX 605, Orange, CT 06477 or Milford Animal Shelter, 664 East Broadway, Milford, CT 06460.

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Obituary: Mary McDonnell Butler, 88, Mother of William Butler Jr.

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Aug 182014

rosary2Mary McDonnell Butler, 88, of Greenville, SC, wife of William Andrew Butler, Sr., passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014.

Born in New Haven, CT, she was a daughter of the late Bernard John McDonnell and Gertrude Mary McGrail McDonnell.

In addition to her husband of over 63 years, she is survived by two daughters, Mary-Beth Butler of Westbrook, CT, and Maureen Beall, and her husband, John, of Richmond, VA; one son, William A. Butler, Jr. of Orange, CT; two grandchildren, Sean, and Andrew Butler; one sister, Elizabeth Fitzgerald of Ridgefield, CT; one brother, John B. McDonnell of Trumbull, CT; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Vincent McDonnell.

The Rosary Service will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.

The Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Entombment will be in the St. Mary’s Columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 111 Hampton Ave., Greenville, SC 29601.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com

Obituary: Peter Logiodice, Jr., 85, Beloved Husband, Father, Ret. Orange Volunteer Firefighter

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Mar 302014

ret firefighteer obitPeter Paul Logiodice, Jr., 85, of Orange, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

He was born on June 25, 1928 in West Haven to the late Peter Paul and Anna Pucillo Logiodice, Sr.

He was employed for more than 35 years as a Cable Splicer for the Southern New England Telephone Company. After retiring, he drove a bus for the Orange School System.

An active member of the community, he was a member of the Orange Volunteer Fire Department and was a coach for the Orange Little League, an avid gardener and camper in Cape Cod and in his spare time, he attended his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Mr. Logiodice is survived by his loving wife, Veronica Molyneux Logiodice, devoted children Peter Paul (Dawn) Logiodice III of Maine, James (Jackie) Logiodice of Rhode Island, William (Roseann) Logiodice of Guilford, CT, Kathleen Logiodice of Madison, CT, Veronica (Louis) Pisano of Orange, CT, Russell (Bouaneung) Logiodice of Milford, CT and Jennifer (Paul Fischer) Logiodice of Idaho, 20 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and sister Mary Benz of Orange.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his son Thomas John Logiodice, grandson Louis Pisano Jr., brother Pasquale Logiodice and sister Ann Passariello.

The family appreciates all the help and support of the nurses and staff at Milford Hospital and Life Choices Hospice.

Calling hours are Monday, March 31, 2014 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 N. Broad St., Milford.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. directly in Holy Infant Church, Racebrook Road, Orange. Internment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery in West Haven. Donations may be made in his name to Orange Volunteer Fire Dept., 625 Orange Center Rd., P.O. Box 878, Orange ,CT 06477, Leukemia Society, 300 Research Parkway, Suite 310 Meriden, CT 06450, or Life Choices Hospice, www.lifechoicehospice.com.

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Obituary: Frederick William Ensling, Jr., 87, Brother-In-Law of Bob Fodero

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Mar 162014

obituary monument valleyFrederick William Ensling, Jr., 87,  passed away at Connecticut Hospice, Branford on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. He leaves his devoted wife and companion of 44 years, Eileen M. Benoit, of Branford.

Born in New Haven on July 5, 1926, Fred was the son of the late Frederick William Ensling, Sr., and Clara Elizabeth (Elsie) Strack Ensling. He grew up in Milford graduating from Milford High School, class of 1945, and from Southern Connecticut State College in 1966. He was employed by the State of Connecticut, Judicial Department, as a chief adult probation officer in New Haven until his retirement.

Fred’s loss is mourned by his children, Catherine Nolan (Steve Langley), Barbara Raucci (Rick) and Eric Ensling (Betsy Young) and grandchildren, Emily Nolan, Ricky, Annie, Jeffrey, and Paige Raucci, all of Milford. He also leaves his “adopted: Laotian-American family, Kate (Kak) and Larry Nitirouth and their sons, Andrew and Justin, of Meriden, Vanhkham and Mone Lavarn and their daughter, Christina, also of Meriden, and Joy and Bob Pocobello, of Wallingford.

Fred found solace and joy in the beauty of the natural world. Until the age of 80, he enjoyed hiking and cycling with friends in the New Haven Biking Club, the Sierra Club and the Appalachian Mountain Club. In retirement, he tracked the territorial migrations of mountain lions in Idaho, explored Monument Valley on horseback, and learned to mush a dog team in the snows of Montana. He cycled with his wife in France, Switzerland, and Germany and they also vacationed in Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica, Curacao, Morocco, Egypt, and 16 U.S. states, including Hawaii.

He practiced yoga for many years and prided himself on being limber and fit. He also liked country dancing and square dancing and was a member of the Guilford Shoreliners Square Dance Club for several years. He spent special holidays at the homes of his daughters and was both pleased, and pensive, observing another generation growing up and finding their way in this world.

A voracious reader, he loved to engage in animated discussions about historical and contemporary topics and he was honest and forthright in sharing his thoughts and feelings. He was a gentleman and kind, gentle man. He lived a rich, but simple life and was loved by all. At the end, Fred relished the peace and tranquility of his home, where he listened to classical music from dawn to dusk and where, even on the coldest days, he loved being outdoors and basking in the sun. He died surrounded by those he loved.

Fred also is survived by his brother, Richard (Rita) Ensling, of Kingsman, Ariz.; and nephews, Scott and Mark Ensling, of New York City, N.Y.; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob and Janice (Benoit) Fodero, of Orange; his former brother-in-law, Edward Delaney, of Milford; and his hiking and biking buddy of many years, Jeff Jafferis, of New Haven. Fred was predeceased by his ex-wife, Anne Delaney Ensling, the mother of their children, and by his lifelong friend, Larry Voight, of Morris.

Contributions in Fred’s memory may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405, Smilow Cancer Center at YNHH, 20 York St., New Haven, CT 06519 and/or Branford Hills Health Center, 189 Alps Road, Branford, CT 06405.

The family is grateful to all of Fred’s caregivers including neighbors, Sandra Toepel and Ruth Schuchman.

Friends and acquaintances are invited to meet and reminisce with Fred’s family on Sunday, March 23, between 2 and 5 p.m., at the Branford residence. Parking is available in the complex and along Hosley Avenue.

Obituary: Clifford “Red” Smith, Jr., 76, Veteran, Carpenter, Beloved Father, Grandfather

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Oct 152013

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Clifford “Red” Smith, Jr., 76, passed away Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Lord Chamberlain Nursing Home in Stratford surrounded by his loving family.

Clifford was born in Dover, NJ on August 30, 1937. He was the son of the late Piet and Gladys Usmany.

He served his country in the U.S Marines. He was a retired self employed carpenter. Besides the love he had for his family, he was an avid New York Yankees and Giants fan.

He is survived by 4 daughters, Bonnie (Robert) Rentz of Naugatuck, Theresa (Larry) Henning of Seymour, Karen (Christopher) Czyzewski of Waterford, Vanessa (Daniel) Abrams of Orange, 3 sons, Peter (Shelley) Smith of East Haven, James Smith of Madison and Walter (Becky) Smith of Pensacola, FL. Clifford also leaves 16 loving grandchildren and 4 loving great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 at noon at the Christ Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2975 Nichols Ave, Trumbull, CT.

There are no calling hours and the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 26 Waterbury Rd, Rte 69, Prospect is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Obituary: George Joseph “Bud” Downing, Jr., 89, Former Orange Resident, WWII Veteran, US Navy

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Aug 302013

Navy-SEALs-logoGeorge Joseph “Bud” Downing, Jr., 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Southbury, CT.
Bud was born to parents George and Florence (Sharpe) Downing on September 23, 1923 in Mount Vernon, NY.
He was predeceased by his bride of 68 years, Josephine “Jo” (Richards) Downing, as well as four brothers and sisters. He is survived by his three children, Dan (Jennifer) King of Prussia, PA; Carol Budzinski (Alex) Bethany, CT; Paul (Beverly) Milford, CT; also 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
Bud proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, 1941-1945, mostly in the south Pacific. He received several commendations and medals for his service, most notably for the sinking of a submarine off the U.S. coast near the Carolinas.
After his military term, he returned home to marry and start a family in Mount Vernon, NY. In 1953 the family moved to Norwalk, CT then in 1968 to Orange, CT.
Bud was a Shop Superintendent for Consolidated Diesel (Condec) in Stamford and Old Greenwich, CT for twenty-five years prior to retiring to Florida in 1975.
Throughout his lifetime Bud loved to fish in Long Island Sound and ballroom dance. He was a highly skilled all around handyman and enjoyed working the flea market (buying, selling, and sharing stories with other navy men.)
He will always be remembered for instilling a good work ethic and honesty to his children.
Services will be private. Arrangements by Carpino Funeral Home, Southbury.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Navy Seal Foundation, Tele# 757.363.7490; Address: 1619 D Street, BLDG. 5326, Virginia Beach, VA 23459, or website: www.navysealfoundation.org/donations