Obituary: Rose Ramadei, 103, Beloved Mother, Loved Life, Victim of COVID-19

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May 242020

Rose Vanacore Ramadei, 103, of Orange, the beloved wife of the late Furio “Mark” Ramadei, passed away from COVID-19 on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at The Regency House, Wallingford.
Born in New Haven on Aug. 11, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Catello and Genoveffa Vanacore. She was employed at Lerner Shops on Chapel Street in New Haven for many years.
Her family was her most cherished. She enjoyed adult coloring books, making homemade macaroni, and making her wonderful Italian cream pies for the holidays for each of her children.
She and her husband loved to travel, and they had many wonderful friends. Rose had an exceptional life and was loved by everyone. She will be missed by all who knew her. Rose is survived by her five children, Richard Ramadei, Marge Quinn, Ann (John) Walsh, Mark Ramadei and James (Robert Peterson) Ramadei; her six grandchildren, Steve (Kristi) Quinn, Brian (Kimberly) Quinn, Michael (Stacie) Walsh, Christopher (Kelly) Walsh, Danielle Ramadei and John “Chip” (Kimberly) Walsh; and her nine great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by her in-laws Ann Ramadei and Alex (Rosalie) Ramadei and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughters-in-law, Betty Lou Ramadei and Lucille Ramadei, and her son-in-law, Steve Quinn. She also was predeceased by her seven siblings, John (Grace) Vanacore, Mary (Paul) DeMennato, Madeline (John) Giannotti, Salvatore (Mary Tim) Vanacore, Ernest (Dorothy) Vanacore, Joseph (Mollie) Vanacore and Marjorie (John) Martucci; and her in-laws Rosina (Paul) Miceli, Mat (Mildred) Ramadei, Anthony Ramadei, Art (Louise) Ramadei and John Ramadei.
A special thanks for the care and compassion from the staff at The Regency House. Funeral services will be private. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Camp Rising Sun, Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 472, Branford, CT 06405 or a food bank of your choice.
Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St., New Haven is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary: Robert J. Fox, 90, Athlete, Veteran, Postal Worker

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Mar 152017

Robert J. Fox, 90, died March 12, 2017 at Maplewood of Orange.

Bob was born in Greenwich on Oct 7th 1926 to Frank and Anna Schreder’s Fox. He grew up with 9 siblings, (Deceased)Thomas Jr., Grace, (Deceased)Ruth,(Deceased) Raymond (Moaner),(Deceased) Anita (Neet), (Deceased) Edwin, Agnes (Elaine), Elizabeth (Betty Lou) and Virginia (Ginger).

He started out young in life working picking apples at Conyers Farm and then caddying at Milbrook Club in Greenwich plus playing golf there. Growing up he was a very active boy engaging first of all at the Greenwich Boy’s Club with all of his friends and brothers in Basketball and Baseball. He ran wherever he went all the time and loved it.

In high school he played basketball, ran track and Cross Country which was his love and excelled at it. He still holds the cross country record at the Bruce Park course which he set in the States Championship.

After high school he enlisted in the Army air corps even though he had won a scholarship at Fordham University for sports. He was stationed in Casa Blanca.

He married his wife (deceased), Margaret McKnight and had 3 children, Robert J. Jr., Sheila Ann, and Kenneth (deceased). He has 4 grandchildren Sheri Anne Fox, Robert W. Fox, Kristin Barnes Appling and Matthew Barnes. He has 5 great grandchildren Isabella & Emily (Robert W. and Valerie), Caden and Kayli Appling (Kristin & Troy) and Dougie Barnes (Matthew).

He came home to a couple of jobs before starting with the Post Office where he had worked and retired after 38 years of service. He was then asked to come to Cadbury Schweppes from one of his mail customers, Robert Ix where he started and was appointed as a chauffeur to Mr. Ix (president) and to all of the senior management and eventually to the owners of Cadbury, the Cadbury brothers. He was very close with Sir Adrian Cadbury always received Xmas cards and was invited to stay at his Condo in London while vacationing. He retired from there once and was immediately called back after the Cadbury Brothers Sir Adrian and Dominic would not let anyone else drive for them.

His most loved time was when he drove Duchess Fergie around New York for a couple of days.

In 1956, he built his present home on Idar Court in Greenwich with the help of brother Raymond (Moaner), the mason and his best friend Joe Shannon, the Master Carpenter. He has many friends and relatives in Fairfield County, New England and all over the United States plus internationally in Germany and Italy.

He has a tremendous love for children, as his Mother Anna had, especially after she had 35 grandchildren. If anyone ever needed anything, especially rides to the airport he would always be there for them without a question as to time. If anyone needed a hand Uncle Bob or Pop Pop would always be there, on time, if not 45 minutes early. That was just him! ;-).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday March 16, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Mary’s Church, 178 Greenwich Ave. Greenwich, CT Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenwich Boys and Girls in Bob’s name.