Obituary: Catherine Cleary Gilson, 97, Beloved Aunt, Friend

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Aug 012018

Catherine Cleary Gilson, 97, passed away July 29, 2018 at the Arden House in Hamden.

She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Gilson. Catherine was born on August 7, 1920 to the late Thomas and Anne Malone Cleary in Orange, CT.

Kay worked for Yale Medical School. She was a devoted Catholic and an Ecumenical Master for St. Lawrence Church for 25 years.

She is predeceased by her sisters Margaret Gilson, Elizabeth Platt, Eleanor Gilson and brothers John Cleary, Francis Cleary and Thomas Cleary. She is survived by her dear Sister-In-Law Mary Cleary, three generations of Nieces and Nephews and special friend Mary McGovern.

Special thanks to Vitas Caregivers, her roommate Emily and her aide Rosley at Arden House.

Family and Friends may visit the Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm St. West Haven Thursday, August 2, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 3 at St. Lawrence Church, 207 Main Street, West Haven. Interment immediately following at St. Lawrence Cemetery, 280 Derby Avenue, West Haven.

To leave an online condolence or tribute, visit www.keenanfuneralhome.com

Obituary: Andrea Jacobson Grant, 77, Beloved Mother, Grandmother

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Apr 182018

Andrea Jacobson Grant, 77, of Orange, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Born in Providence on July 6, 1940, Andrea was the eldest child of the late Eric Gunnar Jacobson and Mary Elizabeth (Grieve) Jacobson. The family moved to Westerly in 1950 after purchasing a former physical therapy clinic on the Shore Road and converting it to an inn known as the Winnapaug House (later the Grandview).

She graduated from Westerly High School in 1958. She served as class secretary, editor-in-chief of the Driftwood (yearbook), a member of the Barker staff (school newspaper), and a member of the cheering squad. She was inducted into the Rhode Island and National Honor Societies and received the D. A. R. Award for Good Citizenship. Classmates voted her most likely to succeed, most mature, and most respected.

Andrea attended Pembroke College (now Brown University) and graduated in 1962 with a major in English. Work and family took her to western New York, Florida, Pennsylvania and Maryland before she returned to New England in the early 1980s. For most of her professional life, she worked as a teacher of children with special needs, many of them autistic.

Andrea read voraciously and regularly attended movies. She maintained elaborate flower gardens, and among her culinary skills was her fine-tuning of Rhode Island clam chowder, the “real” kind without milk, cream or tomatoes. Perhaps her greatest love was East Beach, where she spent many an afternoon throughout her life.

Andrea is survived by her brothers, Kent A. Jacobson (Martha Lyon) of Northampton, MA, and Peter L. Jacobson (Terry Lorant) of Oakland, CA; daughters Lisa Hartjen of Honsdale, PA, and Anne Hartjen (Larry Laconi) of New Haven, CT; two grandchildren, James and Elizabeth Laconi; and first husband, Raymond Hartjen of East Hampton, NY. She was predeceased by her second husband, John Grant.

Contributions may be made in memory of Andrea Jacobson Grant to the Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI, 02891.

More Undesirable Weather Coming Into Orange Today: Here’s Kevin’s Take On It

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Mar 032015

snow house“Our” Meteorologist Kevin Arnone breaks down the incoming weather system on WXEdge accessible through our “weather tab (above).

As most Orange Live readers know Kevin is an Orange native who has been with us since the beginning (nearly 3 years).

He now has a great job at WTNH which always was his dream and he is still the most accurate forecasters out there.

A Positive Change To Orange Live’s Weather Tab When You Need It Most

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Jan 312015

Kevin Arnone

Kevin Arnone

When Orange Live opened for business in May 2012, Kevin Arnone joined us as our weather forecaster.

His predictions were always incredibly accurate and he gained quite a following.

Since, Kevin realized his lifelong dream and became affiliated with WTNH-8, but had to give up his own site since it was a conflict of interest.

Our Weather Tab at the top of the page was linked to his website, which he hasn’t updated in a very long time. So we changed the link to his Weather Facebook page, which is nearly always up-to-date.

At times like this when snowstorms, high winds and other hazardous weather are threatening the area, it’s nice to know that you can access a trusted meteorologist with just the click of a tab here on Orange Live.

We welcome Kevin’s updates back to our site and we’re proud to share this Orange native’s expertise with YOU.

Obituary: Capt. Robert W. Klementz, USN Ret.

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Jan 222015

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 2.30.07 PMCapt. Robert W. Klementz, USN Ret, 78, of Annandale, VA, passed away on January 13th 2015.

A native of Orange, CT, Capt. Klementz was a 30 year active service Navy Veteran.

He was born in Shelton, CT, on September 11, 1936, the son of the late William & Emma Hafner Klementz.

He is survived by his wife, they were married for 56 years, Barbara Miller Klementz, and their 2 daughters, Lauren K. Harte of CA & Holly K. Scott of SC; their son, David Klementz of AL; his sister, Linda K. Arbesman of FL, and blessed with 6 grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend his Masonic Graveside Service and Military Honors on Saturday, Jan. 24th at 10:30 AM in Evergreen Cemetery, 679 Ella Grasso Blvd, New Haven.

Contributions in Capt. Klementz memory may be made to the Lynn House, 4400 W. Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304.

For more information on Capt. Klement’s career or to send a condolence to his family please see www.beecherandbennett.com