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Obituary: John Tuttle, 85, Brother of William Tuttle, Korean War Veteran

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Nov 022017
 

John E. Tuttle, 85, beloved husband of Josephine Vastarelli Tuttle of East Haven, passed away October 28, 2017 in CT Hospice.

Loving father of Susan (Gary) Nadeau of North Branford, Jody (Gene) Pfeiffer of Northford, John E. (Tara) Tuttle, Jr. of Madison and the late Eileen (Ken) Boylan. Son of the late Arthur and Katherine Crowe Tuttle. Brother of Elizabeth Ann Perrone of Branford, Janet Martone and Edward Tuttle, both of East Haven, Elaine Sorensen of Hamden, Arthur Tuttle of North Haven, William Tuttle of Orange, and the late Harry and Robert Tuttle.

He also is survived by 13 cherished grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. John worked for the NY, NH and Hartford R.R., Tilcon Tomasso and also worked for Christ Chapel in Madison for many years.

He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Friends may call at the PORTO FUNERAL HOME, 234 Foxon Rd. (Rte. 80), East Haven THURSDAY from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and are asked to go directly to Christ Chapel, 1185 Durham Rd., Madison, CT Friday morning for Services at 10:00.

Interment with military honors will follow in the State Veteran Cemetery, Middletown, CT.

Sign John’s guestbook online atwww.portofuneralhomes.net

Obituary: Dr. Frederick L. Busch, 80, Father of Debra Blakeman, Veteran, Veterinarian

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Oct 112014
 

Screen Shot 2014-10-11 at 10.12.12 AMDr. Frederick L. Busch, 80, died Thursday, October 9, 2014 in Harrington Memorial Hospital, Southbridge after a brief illness. His wife of 44 years, Patricia Busch, died in 2007.

He leaves a son, Lee F. Busch of San Diego, CA; a daughter, Debra Blakeman of Orange; a sister Rosemarie Dravis of Florida; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Wachterhauser.

He was born in Irvington, NJ, the son of Ludwig and Rose (Pfeiffer) Busch. He graduated from Union High School where he was on the varsity wrestling and football teams. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ in 1961 and then was awarded a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, summa cum laude, at the University of Pennsylvania in 1965.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War

Dr. Busch owned and operated a veterinary clinic in Thompson, CT from 1965 until he retired in 2003.

He and his wife enjoyed wine and food societies. He was a member of the Worcester Tiroleans Society and had been the Grand Senechal of the Chevaliers du Tastevin, an international burgundy wine society, He also had been the president of the Central Mass Chapter of the International Wine and Food Society. He was a longtime member of the Webster-Dudley Rotary Club, serving as its president in 1976. He was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association and the Worcester County Veterinary Medical Association. He had served on the board of directors of the United Way of Webster and Dudley.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 13, in Waldron Cemetery, Ramshorn Road. The Webster-Dudley Veterans Council will perform the military honors at the cemetery. Calling hours will be from to 3:00 to 6:00 Sunday, October 12, in Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main St., Webster. Donations in his name may be made to either the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 710 West 168th St., New York, NY 10032 (parkinson.org) or to Rotary International, One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201-3698 (rotary.org).
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Obituary: Pasquale (Pat) Franco, 80, Beloved Husband and Father, Korean War Veteran

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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.

Obituary: Louis Francis Hart, 82, Beloved Father of Kevin Hart, Korean War Veteran

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Jun 222014
 

Obituary HartLouis Francis Hart, 82, of Bristol, died June 11 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was the husband of Mary C. (Dunne) Hart. Born in Hartford, CT he was the son of the late William and Mary (Donahue) Hart of West Hartford. Lou and Mary raised their family in Bristol having lived there for the past 54+ years.

He was a graduate of Hall High School in West Hartford, attended Trinity College before joining the U.S. Navy where he served during the Korean War on the USS Mindoro before earning an honorable discharge.

He was a devout man of faith, an avid sports fan, a great fisherman and a keen observer of life. He loved a good joke and cherished the time he spent with all of his family.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years and his five children, Brian F. Hart and his wife Gail of Overland Park, KS, Kevin J. Hart and his wife Gina of Orange, Gary E. Hart and his wife Gayla of Ft. Worth, TX, Sharon E. (Hart) Saravia and her husband Roger of Bristol, CT, and Sean P. Hart and his wife Wendy of Chester. He was very proud of his grandchildren; Courtney, Connor, Cameron, Chelsea, Michael, Colin, Kathryn, Olivia, Victoria, Marcos, Grace and Sarah. His brother Dr. William E. Hart and a grandson, Brennan Patrick, predeceased him.

He leaves behind his two sisters, Marjorie (Hart) Conley and Elaine (Hart) Burke.

Lou was a member of the CT. Historical Society, American Legion Post 2 and Korean War Veterans Association based in Bristol, CT.

All services will be private per Lou’s simple request.

The family wishes to say a special thank you to the amazing staff of St. Francis Hospital for their exceptional care and comfort, God Bless you all.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lou’s memory may be made to the Korean Veterans Association, c/o Jim Bousqut, 17 Collier Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.molloyfuneralhome.com 

Obituary: Robert A. Mukoda, 79, Father of Stephanie Dragan, Korean War Veteran, Sports Enthusiast

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Apr 072014
 

military-funeral-flagRobert A. Mukoda, 79, of Upper Deerfield Township passed away following a brief illness on Monday morning March 31, 2014 at Inspira Medical Center in Elmer.

Born in Los Angeles, CA on September 25, 1934, he had been married for nearly 52 years to Darlene S. (nee Mitsui) Mukoda.

He was predeceased by his parents, Yukiji and Shizuko Ikada Mukoda.

A longtime resident of Seabrook and Upper Deefield Township, he had lived at his current residence since 1973. He was a 1954 graduate of Bridgeton High School and served in the US Army during the Korean War.

As a lithographer, he worked at the former Price Brothers Lithograph in Bridgeton and later at Duro-Lith in Millville and finally at Litho Print in Wilmington, DE before retiring.

A member and former officer of the Seabrook Chapter of the JACL, Mr. Mukoda served on the board of directors. He was also a member of the Deerfield Presbyterian Church and the church’s Worship Committee.

As a real sports enthusiast, he enjoyed watching any and all sporting events and especially loved the time he spent with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, David M. Mukoda (Tammy) of Wilmington, DE, Tim J. Mukoda (Bobbi) of Colorado Springs, CO, Patricia L. Reyes (John) of Waldwich and Stephanie M. Dragan (Bill) of Orange, CT, ten grandchildren, three sisters, Alice Kazaoka (Mas) of Bridgeton, Kiyomi Miller of Marlton and June Wallace of Albany, NY and one brother, Ray Mukoda (Sue) of Bolivia, SC and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held in New Jersey on Saturday April 5.

Obituary: Frank “Hot Dog” Ardito, 80, Brother of Mary Lou Knight, Korean War Veteran

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Mar 052014
 

Ardito funeralFrank “Hot Dog” Ardito, 80, of Village Circle, Hamden, passed away on March 2, 2014 in the St. Raphael’s Campus of Yale New Haven Hospital.

He was the husband of the late Barbara Tortora Ardito.

Mr. Ardito was born in New Haven Oct. 12, 1933, son of the late Frank and Isabelle Maloney Ardito.

A product of the Davenport Ave. neighborhood, he was known as “Hot Dog” all his life. Prior to his retirement, he worked in the building trades in masonry and waterproofing.

During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by a son, Frank T (Robin) Ardito of Boston; a daughter, Robin (John) Bodak of Woodbridge; three brothers, John (Elizabeth) Ardito of East Haven, Edward (Brenda) Ardito of Middletown, and Daniel (Linda) Ardito of Hamden; three sisters, Mary Lou (Edward) Knight of Orange, Colleen (Anthony) DelVecchio of West Haven, and Alice (Joseph) Mantovanni of North Haven; and two grandchildren, Cole Bodak and Olivia Ardito. He was predeceased by a brother, James T. Ardito, and a sister, Kathleen Ardito.

Friends may call at The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight), New Haven, Friday from 4 to 8 pm and are invited to attend funeral services in the funeral home Saturday morning at 10:00.

Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Hole in the Wall Gang Fund, 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511 or to The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA. 02284-9168. www.celentanofuneralhome.com.

Obituary: John McCusker, 85, Army Veteran, Father Of Theresa Thompson

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Feb 232014
 

Knights of Columbus (NY)John McCusker, of Naples, Florida, passed onto his heavenly reward on February 21, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer.

John was born on July 23, 1928 to Irish immigrant parents, John and Brigid (O’Donnell) McCusker. John was raised in St. Luke’s Parish in the South Bronx, where he excelled in both academics and athletics. He attended Rice High School and Iona College, where he graduated at age 17. John served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a finance executive and Comptroller for A & P Tea Company for 47 years.

He married Martha McGuire in 1952, and in 1958 they moved to Orangeburg, N. Y. where they raised their 5 children. Following his wife’s passing, he married Rosemary Cunningham, who also predeceased him. Years later he married a South Bronx acquaintance, Catherine Smart Gruttemeyer.

John was a founding member of the Knights of Columbus, Blauvelt. He was a parishoner of St. Catherine’s Church, where he served as a religion education Catechist. He was also volunteered for many program at the parish, including CYO basketball. He was an avid fan of the NY Yankees, NY Giants, college basketball and his son’s teams.

John is survived by his wife, Catherine of Naples, His sister Sheila Favata, of Yonkers, N.Y and brother Kevin McCusker of Turnersville, N.J. John is survived by his children Kathryn and Tim Skelly, Pearl River, N.Y., John and Joan McCusker, Glen Ridge, N.J., Theresa and Brian Thompson, Orange, Ct., Paul and Jean McCusker, River Edge, N.J., and Stephen and Kathleen McCusker, Pearl River, N.Y and his 13 adoring grandchildren: Megan, Briana, Tim, Katie, Bridget, Tara, Tricia, Erin, Jaclyn, Ryan, Matthew, Joseph and Shane. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews and step children.

John was a man of great Christian faith and moral integrity, which is his legacy to his children and grandchildren.

Family will receive relatives and friends on Monday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Assumma-Shankey Funeral Home, Pearl River, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday 10am at St. Margaret’s Church,Pearl River, NY. Interment to follow at Ascension Cemetery, Airmont,NY.

Obituary: John E. “Jack” Murphy, 78, Veteran, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Pilot, Working Man

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Aug 212013
 

Screen shot 2013-08-21 at 4.46.24 PMJohn Edward “Jack” Murphy, 78, of Orange died suddenly on Monday, August 19, 2013 in the Hospital of St. Raphael.
He was the devoted husband of 57 years to Alice Walsh Murphy.
Jack was born in Derby on November 13, 1934, son of the late John J. and Kathryn (Coss) Murphy, and has been an Orange resident for many years.
Jack was a veteran of the US Navy serving his country during the Korean Conflict.
He was the former President of Murphy Ford Sales, Inc. and later the General Manager of the CT Warehouse Distributors. He was a Certified Commercial Flight Instructor and enjoyed flying in his spare time.
Jack had a great sense of giving back to the community. He was a past Grand Knight and a 4th Degree Knight in the Trinity Council in Woodbridge, a former board member of the Valley Chamber of Commerce, a board member and past president of the Rec Camp in Derby, a member and past President of the CT Ford Dealer’s Association, a board member of the National Air Disaster Alliance and a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Derby.
Jack’s greatest love was supporting his children’s and grandchildren’s endeavors.
He is the beloved father of Ellen DiVerniero and her husband Steve, Susan Murphy and her husband Ken Sokoloski, and the late John Edward Murphy, Jr. He is the cherished grandfather of Callie, Hanna, and Mattie Sokoloski, the loving brother of Barbara Ford and her husband Edward, and the late Donald Murphy.
He is the brother-in-law of Maureen Murphy. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.
Friends may greet his family on Thursday from 5 to 7:30 PM in the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 253 Elizabeth Street, Derby. On Friday his funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Holy Infant Church, Orange.
Burial with full military honors will be at Mt. St. Peter’s Cemetery.
At the request of his family memorial contributions may be made to the Valley United Way, 54 Grove Street, Shelton, CT 06484. Leave condolences at www.adzimafh.com

OBITUARY: Anthony J. Morazzini, 86, Korean War Army Veteran, DOT Driver

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Oct 032012
 

In memory of Anthony Morazzini

Anthony J. Morazzini 86, of Orange husband of Phyllis Florio Morazzini passed away peacefully on October 2, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.

Father of Vanna (Vincent) Guarino of Orange and Anthony (Jamie) Morazzini of Woodbridge. Grandfather of Michael and Evan Morazzini and Victoria Guarino. Brother of Lena Vecchio of West Haven, Rose Capobianco of New Haven, Dominic Morazzini of Orange and the late Mary Evangeliste and Frank and Peter Morazzini. Son of the late David and Angela Bonnetti Morazzini.

Prior to his retirement in 1988 Anthony was a truck driver for the Department of Transportation and also a Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Friends may call at the Porto Funeral Home, 830 Jones Hill Rd. West Haven on THURSDAY from 5pm to 8pm.

His funeral procession will leave the Funeral Home FRIDAY morning at 9:15 A.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Holy Infant Church at 10:00 A.M.

Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to CT. Hospice 2 Trap Falls Rd. Suite 408 Shelton, CT. 06484.

Obituary: Arthur E. “Chic” Ceccarelli, 82, Major League Southpaw, Korean War Veteran, Teacher, coach

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Jul 152012
 

Arthur Ceccarelli, 82, husband of Katherine Bonessi Ceccarelli passed peacefully into heaven from his home in Orange, on Wednesday July 11, 2012.

Arthur Ceccarelli

Born April 2, 1930, he was the son of the late Dante and Adele Ceccarelli. He grew up in West Haven and moved to Orange in 1966.

Art, a left handed pitcher, was signed to the Dodgers as a bonus player. He went on to play five years in the Major Leagues with the Kansas City Athletics, Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago Cubs. He was the only player to make the Major Leagues in the greater New Haven area at that time.

His baseball career was briefly interrupted while serving in the Korean War. During the off seasons, he attended classes at Southern CT. State University. He also was a pitching coach at the university. While coaching, Art taught at Milford High and later Foran High School.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Richard (Christine) Ceccarelli, sisters Lorraine (Frank) Proto, Beverly (John) Ferrie, daughter-in-law Anna Ceccarelli, grandchildren Dante, Vincent, Elizabeth and Brianna Ceccarelli, and a great grandson Caleb, along with many other loved members of the Ceccarelli and Bonessi family.

Art was predeceased by children Sherri and Gregg, sister Emily Giamo, brothers Daniel and Robert, and a niece Carolyn Limosani.

A memorial mass and celebration of his life will take place Saturday, July 21, at 10 a.m. at Holy Infant Church. There will be no hour for visitation and burial will be private.

Donations may be made to Smilow Cancer Center ,c/o Office of Development, PO Box 1849, New Haven, CT. 06508.

The Ceccarelli family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. LaSala and her wonderful nurses, the staff at Fr. McGiveney (Hoot Clinic) and all who provided loving care at home