Fundraiser To Help Victim Of Parkway Accident

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Mar 282017

On Thursday, March 2, the Orange Volunteer Fire Department responded to an accident on the Wilbur Cross Parkway to extricate two men from a plumbing van crushed by a huge 50,000 pound pine tree that came down during a storm with extremely heavy wind gusts.

The business owner, Chris Scofield and his business partner both were injured.

The pine tree was partially resting on Scofield’s chest.

While his partner is recovering at home, Scofield, the father of two young sons, won’t be home for at least two months. He suffered multiple fractures in his spine and a neck fracture. Scofield’s many injuries will lead to multiple surgeries according to his family. This comes just six months after he beat cancer.

He is currently in Yale New Haven Hospital in the Trauma Unit.  He will be there for at least another 10-14 days, according to his wife, Lisa.  After that, because they live in a third floor apartment, he won’t be able to go home.

He has to go to a rehab facility for another 4-8 weeks, possibly more.

“Our two little boys are confused and scared one minute, then they’re ok the next.  I know as the days go by, it’s going to get harder for them not to see him,” Lisa said. “All this weighs heavily on me, and I do not want Chris to have to worry about anything right now.  He is our sole financial provider.  We agreed even before we got engaged that if we got married, I would stay home and raise our children.”

The accident may result in financial ruin for Chris Scofield’s family and their small plumbing business, A&S Mechanical of Shelton, with hospital stays, surgeries and rehabilitation ahead. This family just can’t seem to catch a break.

Lisa’s car broke down twice while she rushing to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

How You Can Help

If you’d like to assist the family, here are a couple of ways that you can help: A GoFundMe has been set up and tomorrow, Wednesday, March 29, Orange resident Carol Gloria is opening the bar area of her restaurant La Famiglia Vincenzo, 1573 Boston Post Road, Milford for its popular Guest Bartender event from 6-9 p.m.

Lisa Lion and Laura are Guest Bartending and have the opportunity to serve drinks for a great cause — raising money to help the Scofield family during this difficult time.

Laura and Lisa will be donating their tips to this cause. Come down and show your support. You can even order the drink of the night: a “ScofieldStrong.”









Ebola Threat UPDATE

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Oct 162014



A Yale University doctoral student hospitalized for treatment of Ebola-like symptoms has tested negative for the virus, according to Rick Fontana of the New Haven Emergency Management Department.

The student was admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital on Wednesday night and has been kept in isolation. He was one of two students to recently return from a trip to Liberia and exhibited no symptoms upon his arrival back in the U.S., officials said Thursday.

Original Story:

For everyone who’s poo-pooed the idea of the Ebola virus becoming a threat in Connecticut, read this.

Late last night, a person arrived at Yale-New Haven Hospital exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms, according to a statement that the hospital released this morning.

The hospital has not confirmed or ruled out any diagnosis yet. But as part of the hospital’s standard protocol a HazMat team responded to the scene late Wednesday night and the patient was placed in isolation.


Obituary: Anne Marie LeMoine, 88, Registered Nurse, Beloved Mother, Grandmother. Calling Hours Sunday

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Jun 292013

AnneAnne Marie LeMoine, 88, of Orange, formerly of Hamden, passed away on June 27, 2013.

Anne was the widow of Edward L. LeMoine. Born in New Haven on March 28, 1925, she was the daughter of the late William & Margaret McGrath.

Anne is survived by her daughters, Michelle Karen LeMoine & her husband Mark Carlo of Cheshire, Patrice Ann LeMoine & her husband Tom Whitbread of Hamden and Suzanne Marie LeMoine of Cheshire; sons, Mark LeMoine & his wife Elaine of Sandy Hook and David LeMoine & his wife Peg of Phoenix, AZ and grandchildren, Robert, Jean, and Sarah LeMoine, Danielle Maxwell and Joseph DeFrank.

Anne was predeceased by her sons Robert & Edward LeMoine. Anne was a Registered Nurse, formerly employed at Yale New Haven Hospital, US Steel Corp. and Southern Connecticut State University. Anne had a love for life; she especially enjoyed her work and the camaraderie with her coworkers at US Steel and was very proud of her Irish heritage.

Friends may visit with her family at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

Her Funeral Service & Burial will be private.

Contributions in Anne’s memory may be made to Bridges of Milford, 949 Bridgeport Ave., Milford, CT 06460 or bridgesmilford.org.

To send a condolence to her family please see: www.beecherandbennett.com