Dec 122014

Screen Shot 2014-12-12 at 12.12.10 PMSam J. Crescione, 86, formerly of Bridgeport entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in Orange and is at last with his beloved and treasured wife, the late May Hope Crescione.

Born on September 12, 1928 in Bridgeport, CT, he was the son of the late George and Maria Fico Crescione.

Sam served with great pride and honor in the US Army with the Post War Occupation Forces in Japan, tragically witnessing the devastation of Hiroshima.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed with the US Postal Service.

A devoted husband, Sam was also a kind and caring father, grandfather and great grandfather, and he will be greatly remembered for his love of family and his generosity on the holidays.

He is survived by his daughters; Hope Annunziato and her husband Frank of New Haven, Cheryl Watts and her husband William of Orange and Jill Mack and her husband Michael of Bridgeport; six cherished grandchildren and two great grandchildren and many more loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife May, he was predeceased by his sister, Josephine Garber and brothers, Santo, Joseph, John and James Crescione.

Friends and family may call on Saturday, December 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 12:00 p.m. at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460.

Interment to follow at Gates of Heaven in Trumbull.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

To leave online condolences, please visit our website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.

Dec 102014

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 11.46.22 AMRanald MacKechnie Gemmell, 79, of Wallingford and formerly of Orange, died at Masonicare on Dec. 8, 2014 after a long illness.

He was born in Derby, and grew up in Orange.

He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret MacKechnie and William Gemmell.

He served in the US Air Force and later was employed in industrial sales until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Marian Riggs, of 52 years; their children Elizabeth (Doug) Steinberg, Alan (Kim) Gemmell, and Craig (Nancy) Gemmell; their eight grandchildren Christopher, Megan, Matthew, Charlie, Rose, Libby, Ted, and Jobe, and by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his five brothers: Donald, Colin, William, Ian, and Alistair.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m.  in the Hartog Activity Center, Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Wallingford, CT.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org; 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida, 32256); or the Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut (www.masonicare.org/masonic-charity-foundation; 74 Cheshire Road P.O. Box 79, Wallingford, CT 06492)

Dec 092013

Lions fundraiserThe Orange Lions Club will host a fundraiser to support the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that:

• Helps raise awareness and enlists the publics aid for the needs of inured service members

• Helps injured service members aid and assist each other.

• Provides unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

In addition, the fundraiser will benefit the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation.

Demand for Fidelco Guide Dogs is at an all-time high.

Helping the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation helps our veterans who have been rendered blind, by providing them wit the highest quality guide dogs possible.

The event will take place at the Orange Ale House & Grille, 517 Boston Post Road, Monday, Dec. 9, from 6 p.m. to close.

The evening includes raffles and give-aways, DJ, happy hour drink specials and buffet until 9 p.m.

Admission is only $10, a small price to pay for two great causes.

Feb 032013

The Amity Boys Basketball Team will donate Senior Night proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project






This Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. the Amity Boys Basketball team will celebrate its senior night with a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.

The team will be honoring former Amity graduate and 100% disabled veteran, Chris Zovinka.

Chris is a former Amity track coach.

The first 50 fans to donate $5 or more on game night will receive a WWP wristband.