Quantcast
Jun 142014
 

Screen shot 2014-06-14 at 6.23.39 PMElmer Saltzman, 93, passed away peacefully June 13, 2014, at his home, in Hallandale Beach, Florida. He was born March 14, 1921,  in Bangor, the son of Louis and Julia Cohen (Epstein) Saltzman.

Elmer attended the University of Maine in Orono. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of the 51st Armed Infantry Regiment, one of the first wave of soldiers to storm the beaches of Normandy. He received a Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart and Victory Medal for his service to country.

Elmer was a lifelong member of Beth Israel Synagogue and former Vice President of the JCC of Bangor. He worked as a real estate agent for many years with Kirstein Reality and Singleton Realty in Bangor.

Elmer’s approachable personality allowed him to maintain lifelong friendships in both Maine and Florida. He was always a devoted husband and loyal family man, and he will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mildred (Carver) Saltzman; a daughter, Debbie (Saltzman) Chasen and husband, Scott, of Orange, CT; granddaughters, Jackie Chasen of Orange, CT, Jennifer (Chasen) Gosselin and husband, Jesse, of Orange, CT; a brother, Robert Saltzman of Wilmington, Delaware; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, William Saltzman; and a sister, Ada (Saltzman) Silverman.

The family would like to thank Elmer’s caregivers for all their love and attention, Anjia Rockhead, Gina Rock and Jozette Augustine.

Funeral Services will be held 12 PM, Noon, Monday June 16, 2014 at the Jewish Funeral Chapel, 118 Center Street, Bangor. Interment with military honors will be at the Beth Israel Cemetery, Bangor.

The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, Bangor, following the interment.

Gifts in Elmer’s memory may be made to the Beth Israel Synagogue, 144 York Street, Bangor, ME 04401.

A period of mourning (Shiva) will be held at the home of Mildred Saltzman, 110 Howard Street, Bangor, from 6-9 PM, Monday June 16, 2014 through Thursday June 19, 2014.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com

Jun 112014
 

Screen shot 2014-06-11 at 2.53.38 PMPasquale “Pat” Corso, 87, formerly of Hamden, died June 8, 2014 at Maplewood of Orange after long illness.

He was the husband of Gloria Bellucci Corso.

Pat was born in Hamden, July 5, 1926, the son of the late John and Elsie Bontempo Corso and resided in Hamden all his life. He graduated Central Conn. State Teachers College with a masters degree and Bridgeport University with his 6 year. He taught in Bridgeport for 5 years and transferred to Michael J. Whalen Jr. High School, the year it opened, retiring in 1984, when he received the Teacher of the Year Award.

He was a US Marine, serving in Guam during WWII and was a member of the Hamden Veteran Council for 10 years.

He was past president of the Hamden Legislative Council, elected to the council for 10 years, and was a member of the Water Pollution Control Auth. and the Hamden Lions Club.

Beside his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Carol Miller of Branford, sons, Bruce (Cindy) Corso of Fredericksburg, VA and Martin Corso of Murrietta, CA., brother of John “Jack” Corso of Hamden & the late Helen Tiddei,and 6 grandchildren, Pamela Miller, Taryn, David, Isabella, Spencer and Daphne Corso.

Funeral with military honors will be Friday at 9:15 from the Peter H. Torello & Son Funeral Home, 1022 Dixwell Ave., Hamden an at St. Ann’s Church at 10 o’clock. Interment in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to Constalation Health Care, 240 Indian River Rd. Orange, Ct. 06477

May 262014
 

Screen shot 2014-05-26 at 12.22.02 AMRichard A. (Dick) Schaefer passed away at home on May 23, 2014, with his family by his side after a short illness.
He is survived by his children, Richard J. Schaefer of West Haven, Elizabeth Hadlock (Kevin) of Orange, and Mary Ellen Bertini (Nicholas) of Stratford, as well as his second wife, Barbara B. Schaefer, 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 28, 1921, he was the son of the late Louis A. and Magdalen H. Schaefer. Mr. Schaefer was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Eileen Kelleher Schaefer, his brothers, Raymond and Robert Schaefer and sister, Marge S. Johnson.
Mr. Schaefer graduated from Hillhouse High School and was a 1942 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.
He proudly served his country as an officer in the Marine Corps in the Pacific theater during World War II, achieving the rank of Captain.
Mr. Schaefer was employed as a sales representative for Graybar Electric Company for over 25 years before becoming an independent manufacturer’s representative.
He was a charter member of the West Haven Lions Club, and an active member of the St. John Vianney Holy Name Society. He also served as a lector at St. John Vianney Church for many years. Since 2002, he had been a communicant of Holy Infant Parish in Orange.
An avid golfer, Mr. Schaefer enjoyed wintering in Fort Myers, Florida for many years. Both he and Eileen had been golfing members of the former Riverview Country Club in Milford and Brownson Country Club in Huntington.
He regularly attended Holy Cross class reunions as a member of the Purple Knights.
The hours for visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green.
His funeral procession will leave the funeral home Wednesday morning at 9:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 in Holy Infant Church. Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT. 06405. For online condolences, please visit www.westhavenfuneral.com

May 072014
 

Screen shot 2014-05-07 at 1.13.29 AMRobert “Bob” Jost Reid, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Milford Hospital.

He was the husband of Marian “Mickey” Reid for 64 years; father of Laura “Peach” Reid, Nancy (James) Nastri, and Heather Reid, and the late Cynthia Reid Mihalik. Grandfather of Shaun Fettes and Casey Fettes; Anthony (Danielle) Nastri, Christina Nastri and Jennifer Nastri; John (April Knight) Mihalik and the late Joseph Smith. He was great-grandfather to Olivia Nastri and Jordan Knight.

Bob was born August 9, 1926 in Brighton, MA. He graduated from Brighton High School and attended Emerson College in Boston. He served in the MA National Guard, and was an Army Sergeant in World War II.

Bob had an illustrious career in the communications field. He was active on the air in radio and television in Cleveland, Ohio 1949-1961, as news director and deejay.

Bob and his family moved to Orange, CT in 1961. Among the movies he made were many sports training films for Yale; “A Badge of Honor” for Easter Seals, for which he won a Film Festival Award; “33 Fathoms Plus” which was a short film bought by Warner Brothers and shown nationwide with “Planet of the Apes”; “We, the Episcopal Church”; and “Orange 150” which was a feature-length film he donated to the Orange Historical Society.

Bob had his own business, R.J. Reid Associates. He also worked for Milford Rivet and the Goldratt Institute, and was responsible for the marketing and advertising for Fish Mart over decades.

Bob was a true Renaissance man. His extraordinary enthusiasm, creativity and perfectionism were evident in everything he did and how he led his entire life. Some of his many and diverse passions included chemistry, photography, geology, philosophy, gardening, music, cooking and writing. Bob’s mind never stopped.

Bob was a generous volunteer to many organizations. He served with the Orange Volunteer Fire Department and worked at their annual carnival. He also worked the Orange Country Fair.

Bob was an active member of the Church of the Good Shepherd and served in various capacities through the years. He was on the Board of Directors of the Orange Chamber of Commerce, where he was awarded Director of the Year.

He also provided services to the Sterling House in Stratford and the Christian Counseling & Family Life Center in Shelton, CT.

Bob traveled extensively during his life – from the Philippines and  Japan during WWII, to England, Costa Rica, several countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and many places throughout the U.S. As a lifelong professional photographer, a show of his work was held at the Davis Gallery in Orange, which highlighted artistic pictures from his travels.

A memorial service celebrating Bob’s life will be held Monday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road in Orange.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to the Church of the Good Shepherd at the above address, or the Orange Volunteer Fire Association (OVFA), 625 Orange Center Road, Orange CT 06477.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to caregivers at Golden Hill Health Care Center, Milford Hospital and CT Hospice.

 

Apr 202014
 

heaven_lake_in_chinaFrancis J. O’Connor, 88, of Sarasota, Florida went to be with the Lord on April 11, 2014.

Born in Toledo, Ohio he moved to Manatee County in 1987 from Stamford, CT. He is survived by his loving wife of over 65 years, Ann (Odoski), originally from Cleveland, OH. Together they were blessed with nine children, four boys and five girls.

Fran was preceded in death by his eldest son, Thomas O’Connor of Louisville, KY and is survived by his three sons, Joseph of Exton, PA (wife Jean), John of Orange, CT (wife Julia), and Martin of Barre, VT (wife Louise); and five daughters, Mary Chamberlin of Sun City Center, FL (husband Marc), Kathleen Creedon of Cross River, NY (husband Larry), Sara Russell of South Windsor, CT (husband Doug), Amy Berdusco of Bradenton, FL (husband Roger), and Jean Gallati of Fairfield, CT (husband Chris).

Fran also took great joy in his role of loving grandfather to 31 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Fran was a true family man who drew much satisfaction from his “one, big, happy family.”

Fran was inquisitive by nature and strongly supported education. After completing high school, he enlisted in the Navy, serving during WWII. He also continued his education, studying mathematics and law, eventually becoming a member of the Ohio State Bar Association.

Fran worked his entire professional career for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, a national grocery store chain. He was the Director of Budgets and Controls, when he retired in 1987.

Fran loved the water. He enjoyed swimming in pools, lakes and oceans. He also enjoyed tennis and golf, especially in his retirement years at Palm Aire Country Club. He made lots of good friends there and at his church, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, where he was a founding member of the Knights of Columbus.

A Celebration of Life Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 12:00 noon at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church, 833 Magellan Drive (9th Street East), Sarasota, FL, 34243. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel, 5624 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL 342047 are managing the arrangements.

Private condolences can be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Fran’s honor to your choice of charity that supports children.

Apr 172014
 

Screen shot 2014-04-17 at 1.27.20 PMGordon “Banty” C. Turner, 93, of Niantic, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Sava Health Care at Bridebrook.

Born on Feb. 22, 1921, Banty was the son of Clinton and Julia (Manwaring) Turner. A graduate of Chapman Tech in 1939, Banty worked at Electric Boat as a welder until he joined the Navy during World War II where he served for three years. Upon discharge from the Navy, he became a dedicated lineman for CL&P until his retirement in 1983.

Banty married the former Julia “Judy” Osowski on Sept. 4, 1948. They were married 51 years. Judy predeceased him on Oct. 12, 1999.

Banty was raised on the Turner Homestead at Black Point Road in Niantic. He was one of ten children and was predeceased by C. Keith, Vernon, Merle, and Mahlon “Red” Turner, Cecelia “Tela” Beebe, Rheba Gunn, Linna Maynard and Camilla Leaf. Eddis (Turner) Jones of Raleigh, N.C. survives.

Surviving Banty are his four children, John “Jack” C. Turner and his wife, Amy, of Orange and Joseph G. Turner of New Britain, Madeline M. Treat and her husband, Charles O. Treat Jr., of Uncasville and Thomas M. Turner and his wife, Susan (Camassar) Turner, of Niantic. Banty was a proud “Papa” of his six grandchildren, Megan (Treat) Feinglass and her husband, Evan; Sarah (Treat) Jakubowski and her husband, Jason; Ryan C. Treat and his wife, Stephanie (Lavin) Treat; Abbe Joann Turner; Kelly Turner and Morgan Turner. He is survived by nine great-grandchildren, Noah and Julia Feinglass; Madeline, Alex, Katherine, Kevin and Elizabeth Jakubowski; and Emily and Jack Treat. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Michael A. Wargo of New London; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Banty loved a good card game and was a founding member of the Niantic Sportsman’s Club; American Legion; VFW; East Lyme, Old Lyme and Montville Senior Citizens, as well as the The East Lyme Historical Society.

He was a true outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, crabbing, scalloping and clamming. His love of gardening produced tomatoes, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and dahlias which he loved sharing with family and friends. He loved watching and feeding the birds. He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots as well as a supporter of the UConn Huskies; the alma mater of his children and grandchildren.

Special thanks to Banty’s neighbors – Pete and Janne Peterson, Jeannie and Pete Bergamo and Jamie and Jeff Bruno, without whose support Banty wouldn’t have been able to independently remain in his home as long as he did. Their assistance over the years is sincerely appreciated and will not be forgotten by Banty’s family.

Special thanks also to the staff at Bridebrook who provided exceptional care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), Columbus Avenue, Niantic, CT 06357 and Center for Hospice Care Southeastern Connecticut, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360.

His family will greet relatives and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic. Burial will be private.

Apr 052014
 


Frank MozealousFrank G. Mozealous, 90, of Bethany, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the CT Hospice, Branford, surrounded by his loving family.He was the beloved husband of 67 years to the late Bernice E. Moore Mozealous. Born in New Haven on April 3, 1923; son of the late George F. and Edith Perry Mozealous.

A graduate of Hillhouse High School, Frank served his country faithfully in the US Navy during World War II before going to work as a Plant Superintendent for Exxon.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 89 for more than 60 years, and a member of the Last Survivors Club.

Father of Bert (Nancy) Mozealous and Susan (Gary) Stone. Grandfather of Bridgett (Donny Jr.) Foyer, Kevin (Ashley) Mozealous, Gary (Cristina) Stone, Jr. and Jeffrey Mozealous. Great grandfather of Leia and Violet Foyer. Brother of Edith Bogaert and the late Phyllis Adams and Margaret Faulkner. Brother-in-law of Francis (Edith) Moore, Audrey Moore and the late Robert Moore. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

His Funeral services were held at the First Church of Christ Congregational, 511 Amity Road, followed by committal service with full military honors in the First Church Burial Grounds.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.

 

Mar 192014
 

Screen shot 2014-03-19 at 5.14.49 PMsNicholas J. Bua died on Friday, March 14, 2014 in Naples, FL surrounded by his loving family.

Born in New Haven, CT to Guiseppe and Giannina (Mafara) Bua on 2 August 1925, he and his two brothers, Frank and Harry grew up in the Depression. Nick was a 1943 Hillhouse High School graduate.

He joined the Navy and served his country during World War II.

He was a Sienna College graduate, earned a degree from Quinnipiac College, and practiced as a Certified Public Accountant for his entire professional life, retiring from the firm he built, Bua & Company, when he was in his seventies. He is a past treasurer of and taught at Albertus Magnus College and was a teacher of accounting at Quinnipiac University.

Nick and his wife of 62 years, Frieda Spengler Bua, donated generously to his alma mater, Sienna College, and to Albertus Magnus College. They created a scholarship fund at Quinnipiac University in their names. Avid theater-goers, he and Frieda were often in the audience at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT where they sponsored several shows.

Nick and Frieda loved to dance and spent many nights over the years with close friends enjoying dinner dances in Orange, CT at the Racebrook Country Club and the Paugusset Club (where he was also president and treasurer), in Clinton, CT at the Clinton Country Club, and in Naples, FL at the Quail Creek Country Club. Nick entertained friends with his beautiful voice and comedy skits at Paugusset and Quail Creek. In fact, he sang a solo on the Shubert Theatre stage when he was eight years old. And he entertained everyone he knew- anywhere- with his jokes. Even at the end, he was looking for new material when he insisted on reading the joke on the stick of a popsicle -the last thing he ever ate. He and Frieda played tennis, golf, cards, and they enjoyed dining out wherever they lived.

Through the years, he and Frieda had lots of fun at picnics, weddings, and holiday celebrations with family, including the New Jersey cousins, the Albany and Pearl River, New York relatives, the Connecticut relatives, and their three children and nine grandchildren. One of the highlights of family gatherings and of every one of Nick’s days was Frieda’s cooking.

Nick is survived by his wife, Frieda, of Naples, FL; his three children: Carol Ode, her husband Paul, and Ode grandchildren Eric and his wife Anne, Jackson, and Anders of Burlington, VT and Lydia of San Francisco, CA; Christine Tetrault and her husband Roland, and Tetrault grandchildren Ryan, Cameron and Kevin of Burlington, VT; and Bob Bua, his wife Sarah, and Bua grandchildren Griffin and Cecily of Wellesley, MA. He is also survived by his sister-inlaw, Nancy Bua, and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is pre-deceased by his parents and brothers.

The family thanks all at the AVOW Frances Georgeson Hospice House.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nick and Frieda Bua Scholarship Endowed Scholarship Fund c/o Julie Parr at The Development Office, Quinnipiac University, 275 Mt. Carmel Road, Hamden, CT 06518, or online at www.quinnipiac.edu/alum ni/give-back.

A mass in celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, March 20 at St. John the Evangelist in Naples, FL.

Nicholas J. Bua will be inurned at the National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/naplesnews/obituary.aspx?n=nicholas-j-bua&pid=170243841&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.KHOXsqM3.dpuf

Mar 142014
 

obituaryMary-Louise (Bemis) Smith, age 89, of Orange entered into rest on March 10, 2014, in her home with her loving family by her side.

She was the devoted wife of the late Robert B. Smith. She was born in Boston, MA on June 25, 1924, daughter of the late Willard G. and Minnie Maebelle (Brigham) Bemis.

She was a veteran serving during World War II as a pharmacist’s aide in the US Navy.

Mary-Lou and her husband owned and operated the Gardenway Nurseries in Milford for many years before their retirement.

She was a member and past President of the Orange Garden Club, as well as the Federated Garden Club of CT, and among her many roles she obtained the level of Master Judge.

She is the beloved mother of Jacqueline E. Wilcox (the late Clark R.) of Branford, Gregory W. Smith (Nancy) of West Haven, Jeffrey A. Smith (Carolyn) of Cleveland, GA, Candice Caldwell (Jeff) of Orange, Merry-Gail Asprelli (Steve) of Orange, loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a brother, Frank Bemis, and a sister, Lt. Colonel Elizabeth B. Bemis, USAF Retired.

Her service and burial with full military honors in the State Veteran Cemetery will be private, per Mary-Lou’s wishes.

The Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 253 Elizabeth St., Derby, are entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Garden Club of Orange, c/o MaryEllen Bespuda, 831 Derby-Milford Rd., Orange, CT 06477.

Feb 052014
 

In Memory of Frank Ewing

In Memory of Frank Ewing Sr.

Frank E. Ewing Sr., 89, of Noank, passed away peacefully at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. His devoted wife of 66 years, along with his family were at his side throughout his final days and moments.

He was born Jan. 20, 1925, in Danville, Ill., the son of Floyd Ewing and Mary (Ingram) Ewing.

Mr. Ewing served as a U.S. Army medical aidman in World War II, where he also became proficient in the technique of off-road driving. He later went on to a 28-year career at Pfizer Inc. in Groton.

Frank was a lifetime member of the Eastern Point Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as a first lieutenant and chief engineer. He was also a member of the Fire Police Association of Connecticut. An avid motor sports enthusiast all his life, he loved to watch NASCAR racing on TV in the later years of his life.

Over these years, Frank was a generous, supportive husband and involved parent, spending countless hours with his children’s interests.

In addition to his wife, Lillian, he is survived by his son, Frank E. Ewing Jr. and daughter-in-law, Susan E. Ewing of Noank; daughter, Linda Kravet and son-in-law, Ed Kravet of Orange; brother, William Ewing of Waukegan, Ill.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, at St. Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church, 69 Groton Long Point Road, Groton, followed by his burial at Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association Memorial Department, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.

The Dinoto Funeral Home, 17 Pearl St., Mystic, is assisting the family.

Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin