Apr 262014

obit vet hospArthur T. Egan, 73, of West Haven, passed away on April 20, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones.

Loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather to wife Priscilla Mason Egan; daughters, Laura (Henry) Torniero of Naugatuck, Nancy (Neil) Cavallaro of West Haven, and Kathleen (Michael) Shelnitz of Orange; grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel, and Andrea Torniero, Lindsey, Catherine, and Connor Cavallaro, and Katie and Zachary Shelnitz.

Arthur was born to the late Arthur J. and Vivian Stuart Egan on April 28, 1940, and was predeceased by his sister, Barbara Suprenant.

Arthur was an Air Force Veteran, a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Blinded Veterans Association. After receiving his MBA from University of New Haven, he worked as a Blind Rehabilitation Specialist at the VA Hospital in West Haven until his retirement in 2003.

Arthur enjoyed going on vacations with his family, working in the yard, and building many items in his workshop over the years. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on May 31, 2014, at Zion Episcopal Church, 326 Notch Hill Road, North Branford, CT, followed by a gathering for friends and family.

Funeral services are in care of West Haven Funeral Home.

For online condolences please visit the website at www.westhavenfuneral.com.

Donations may be made in Arthur’s memory to Smilow Cancer Hospital, c/o Office of Development, PO Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508; or the Blinded Veterans Association, 477 H Street, Northwest Washington, DC 20001-2694.

Jan 022013

“Nanna B” Cordone

Beatrice (Bridgett) Cordone, age 89, passed away at home on December 31, 2012.

Wife of the late Anthony Cordone. Born in Derby, daughter of the late Augusto and Maria Tonelli Lanci.

She is survived by her children Dr. Anthony (Rose Paolino) Cordone of Milford, Peter (Ann Marie) Cordone of West Haven, and Marie (Salvatore) Carrano of West Haven, her grandchildren, Salvatore (Patricia) Carrano, Donna Thatcher, Anthony (Jennifer) Cordone, and Dr. Michael (Rachel) Cordone, her great grandchildren, Jackson, Amanda, Julianna, and Carolyn, and her great great granddaughter Samantha.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Patricia A. Anastasio, and her brother, Primo Lanci, and her sisters, Eva Esposito, Adele “Tina” Sandacata, Lena Simonetti, Jeana Mea, Eleanor Murray, and Dorothy Graham.

Beatrice was a secretary for the University of New Haven prior to her retirement. Her great joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, who referred to her as “Nanna B”.

The hours for visitation will be FRIDAY from 4-7pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. Her funeral procession will leave the funeral home on Saturday morning at 8:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church at 9am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.

For online condolences please visit our website at www.westhavenfuneral.com.

Nov 272012

Olga “Bella” Castellazzo

Olga “Bella” Castellazzo, age 93, of Orange passed away on November 25, 2012 at CT Hospice.

Wife of the late Arthur Castellazzo. Mother of Arthur J. Castellazzo of AZ and Lorraine Lorenze of Branford. Also survived by her grandchildren Mark Lorenze, Amy DeMarseilles, Nicole Larizza and Lauren Ploeger, great grandchildren Whitney Ann, Paige, Jack, Zachary, Julia, Gabby, Bella, Anna, Evan & Phoebe & her sister, Flora Tomassetti.

She was predeceased by her brother, Aldo Bella.

Prior to her retirement, Olga was the owner/operator of Crown High Food Shop and worked in sales at the former Edward Malley Company.

Visitation will be Thursday morning from 11:00 to 12:30pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. A Funeral Service will follow at the funeral home at 12:30pm.

Interment will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT. 06405.

For online condolences please visit our website at www.westhavenfuneral.com.

Jul 092012

Marie Gagne

Marie Libero Gagne, 87, of West Haven died Friday, July 6, 2012 peacefully in her sleep at Connecticut Hospice in Branford.

She was the beloved wife of Raoul A. Gagne and loving mother of Paul (Lynn) Gagne of West Haven and Robert (Laurie) Gagne (Chief, Orange Police Department) of Bethany.

She was predeceased by a stepson, Roger Gagne. She was the cherished grandmother of Robert Gagne Jr., Melanie Gagne, Morgan Gagne and Brianna Gagne.

She was a loving and devoted friend to many.

She was born in New Haven on August 20, 1924, daughter of the late Rachel Milone Libero. Her younger years were spent living on Wooster Street with her mother and late brother, Ralph Libero.

Her favorite story was that of having dinner on Wooster Street next to Frank Sinatra.

She loved sewing, cooking, music, the UCONN women’s basketball team and the beach.

She worked for Soundscriber in New Haven (where she met her husband) and later at Mackrille School in West Haven.

Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 10 at the West Haven Funeral Home on the Green.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church.

Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery in North Haven.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38148-0142 .