Obituary: Marion George, 82, Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother

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Oct 052018

Marion F. George, 82, of Stratford, the beloved wife of the late Anthony George, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Born in Bridgeport on Feb. 2, 1936, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Agrella. Marion retired from the City of Bridgeport Fire Department where she worked as an emergency dispatcher.

Marion is survived by her two daughters; Denise (Mittens) George and Lisa (Frank) Mastro, of Stratford, one granddaughter, Melissa (Ralph) Marguy and her great-grandchildren; Stella and Archer of Orange.

Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, October 6, 2018 10:00 a.m. DIRECTLY in St. Margaret’s Shrine, 2523 Park Ave. Bridgeport for a Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will follow in St. Michel Cemetery, Stratford.

There will be no night calling hours. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford CT, 06405, in memory of Marion.

To sign an online guest book or to send private condolences please visit www.parentelauro.com

Obituary: Olga Halchak Chirgwin, 93, Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Talented Artist

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Dec 062014

Screen Shot 2014-12-06 at 10.33.19 PMOlga Halchak Chirgwin, 93, of Orange, beloved wife of the late Harry J. Chirgwin, died peacefully on December 2, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital with family by her side.

She was born April 12, 1921 in Ansonia, daughter of the late Ignatius and Anna Groziak Halchak.

Mrs. Chirgwin was a graduate of Ansonia High School and worked as a secretary for Southern Connecticut State University.

A lifelong and devout member of Three Saints Orthodox Church where she was a past Board Member, taught Sunday school, was active in the “R” Club and Senior Group.

In younger years, Mrs. Chirgwin shared many happy memories with her daughter as a Girl Scout Leader.

An avid painter of portraits and landscapes, she was a founding member of the Orange Arts & Crafts Guild.

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Lynn Hvizd and her husband, Andrew Hvizd, III of Wallingford; grandson, Andrew J. (Jordon) Hvizd of Ontario, Canada; granddaughter, Sarah (Anthony) Sigel of Northford; great-grandchildren, Anthony Sigel, Jr., Jack Sigel (with whom shared Great-Grandma’s birthday), and Rylee Paige Hvizd; special caregiver and friend for many years, Melanie Grecula; and her best friend, Ruth Balnicki.

In addition to her husband of 60 years, she was predeceased by brother, William Halchak.

Funeral services will take place on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Three Saints Orthodox Church, 26 Howard Ave., Ansonia.

Family and friends may call at 10 a.m. directly at church, prior to service.

Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia. Memorial Contributions may be made to Three Saints Church Maintenance Trust.

The Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia, CT is in care of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.wakeleememorial.com 

Obituary: Zeata Ann Witheril, 81, Beloved Mother Of Peggy Choiniere

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Aug 312014

Screen Shot 2014-08-31 at 9.38.31 AMZeata Ann Witheril, 81, of Guilford, formerly of Hamden and Orange, passed away August 26, 2014, surrounded by her family.

She was the beloved wife of 62 years to the late Eugene A. Witheril, and is survived by her loving children, Linda Kasowitz and her husband Marvin of West Haven, Patrick Witheril and his wife Denise of Guilford and Peggy Choiniere and her husband Ed of Bethany, grandchildren, Kate Kasowitz and her husband Frank McCarty, Allison Romanoff and her husband John, Jill Kasowitz, Meghan Witheril, Stefanie Benoit and her husband Joseph, Sydney Witheril, Matthew & Timothy Eckman, EJ, Cherilyn, Billy, Michael, and Joey Choiniere.

She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Grace McCarty, Charlotte Romanoff, Amelie Choiniere, Luke Benoit, and Ella Witheril, and lifelong best friends Joanne & Dick Westphal of FL and her puppy Daisy.

Loving sister of Billy Buetow of Pollack Pines, CA, and Mitzi Slater of Stewart, FL.

Mrs. Witheril was predeceased by her infant son Gerald Witheril, and 2 brothers George Straube and Tommy Buetow.

Zeata was born in Racine, WI, Oct. 23, 1932 a daughter of the late George Straube and Maxine Buetow and had resided in Hamden for many years.

She was employed by the Thompson Agency of Farmington and the Monarch Insurance Agency of Orange prior to her retirement.

Zeata will be remembered for her ageless beauty, her radiant smile, her kind heart and her ability to light up any room she entered. She found unending joy in loving her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed but cherished memories of her will last forever.

Interment service in Beaverdale Memorial Park will be private.

Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2399 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, Memorial contributions may be sent to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT, 06405 or to Branford Hills Healthcare Center, 139 Alps Rd. Branford, CT 06405.

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Obituary: Allene Robinson Small, 84, Teacher, Mother Of Richard Small

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Sep 042013

ObituaryAllene Robinson Small, 84, of Orange, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on August 22, 2013.

She was the wife of the late Odie Small and beloved mother of Charles Small of Bethany, Richard Small and his wife, Pat of Orange; and Scott Small and his wife, Diane of North Branford; and sister of Jack Robinson of Pennsylvania.

Allene was blessed with eight grandchildren, Erik (Sarah) Small, Jason (Anna-Maria) Small, Scott Small, Jennifer (Sean) McCulloch, Tiffany (Adam) Arsenault, Stephanie (Dean) Alderman, Christopher (Maria) Small and Sharon Small; and 13 great-grandchildren, Luna, Carter, Noelle, Eliza, Liam, Harlen, Silas, Scarlet, Oakleigh, Cooper, Mason, Quentin and Topher.

Allene also leaves her longtime friend, companion and love, Ed Connolly, who is greatly appreciated by her family for always taking such good care of her.

Allene was born on Oct. 1, 1928, attending Garfield High School (Ohio), Akron University and Southern Connecticut State University, earning two master’s degrees in education. She enjoyed her job at Martin Luther King Jr. School in New Haven where she taught for more than 40 years. She loved her family and traveling, especially to her favorite places – the Cape and Vermont.

In addition to her late husband, Allene was predeceased by her mother, Mabel D. Robinson; her father, Clarence W. Robinson and her sister, Suella R. Prentice.

A Celebration of Allene’s life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at 9 Hoadley Rd., Branford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the 2013 Closer to Free Ride for Smilow Cancer Hospital (https://rideclosertofree.org). Maureen Raucci will honor Allene by displaying her name on her team’s banner.

Arrangements are being handled by the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT 06460.To leave on line condolences please visit our website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.