Obituary: Patricia Mullenix, 69, Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother

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Oct 182017

Patricia Giblin Mullenix, 69, of Orange, passed away October 14, 2017, at St. Raphael Hospital, New Haven.

Patricia was the daughter of the late John and Sarah McCormack Giblin.

She graduated from the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1966 and was a Registered Nurse at Bridgeport Hospital, the former Fairfield Hills Hospital of Newtown, and the VA Hospital of West Haven until her retirement.

A wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, she is survived by her loving husband John Mullenix of Orange, her sons Sean Mullenix of Hamden, David Mullenix and his wife Danielle of Milford, and Patrick Mullenix and his wife Nicole of Downers Grove, IL; her grandchildren Sebastian, Nathan, Courtney, Alicia, Matthew, and Aiden Mullenix; her twin sister Noreen Butkus and her husband David, and her nephews Brendan, Colin, and Darren Butkus.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, October 19 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, 135 N. Broad St., Milford.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, October 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Gabriel Church, 26 Broadway, Milford.

Burial will follow in St. Augustine Cemetery, Seymour. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Patricia’s memory to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108.

To leave condolences or for directions, please visit www.georgejsmithandson.com.

Obituary: Kenneth Leaf, 74, Commander American Legion Post 127, Orange

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Aug 072017

Kenneth H. Leaf, age 74, of Orange passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017, in St. Raphael’s Hospital in New Haven surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on December 15, 1942, in Bridgeport to the late Charles and Ellen Swensen Leaf and was a graduate of Bassick High School Class of 1960.
He proudly served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era serving as a B-52 Crew Chief and assigned to the organizational maintenance squadron at the March Air Force Base in California and was also stationed in Guam where he was part of 4133rd Bombardment Wing at Anderson Air Force Base.
He worked for Avco Lycoming of Stratford where he was a member of Local 1010, Bullard Company of Bridgeport and was currently employed as a quality assurance specialist for 33 years for the Department of Defense.
An active member of the community, he is the current Commander of the American Legion Post 127 in Orange, where he previously served as the Vice Commander. He previously belonged to the SS Norden Club of Black Rock. He also was a car enthusiast and raced at Dover Raceway and Connecticut Drag Strip.
A devoted husband, father, brother and uncle, he is survived by his loving wife Deborah Barnes Leaf, his children Jacqueline, Derek and Elena Leaf all of Orange, sister Dorothy DeWalt and her husband Al of Trumbull and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Charles Leaf Sr. and nephews Charles Leaf Jr. and Doug DeWalt.
Visitation is Thursday, August 10, 2017,  from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, 135 N Broad St., Milford.
A funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m.
Interment will follow in Orange Center Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society or the American Legion Post 127 Scholarship Fund.
The family would like to thank all first responders and health care professionals that helped with Ken’s care.