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Obituary: Annette “Nettie” Azzaro Bartocetti 84, Avid Gardener, Town Treasure

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Jan 122022
 

Annette “Nettie” Azzaro Bartocetti 84, of Orange beloved wife of the late Harry P. Bartocetti passed away on January 7, 2022 in CT. Hospice.

Loving mother of Laura (Robert) Keefe of Guilford, Lisa (Patrick Connellan) Bartocetti and John (Barbara) Bartocetti all of Orange and Rick (Stephanie) Bartocetti of Hamden. Cherished grandmother of Michael (Maureen) Keefe, Neil (Brittini) Keefe, Paige (Kevin) Girvin and Adam Bartocetti. Great grandmother of Ryann Girvin and Cameron and Nora Keefe.

Nettie is predeceased by her sister Dolores Sacrider. Nettie was born in New Haven on March 8, 1937 daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine Diotaiuto Azzaro.

Nettie was a member of the Orangewood Women’s Club, Holy Infant Guild, Republican Town Committee of Orange, Garden Club, New Haven Symphony Auxiliary and Save the Children.

In 2015 Nettie was the recipient of the Town of Orange Living Treasure Award.

Private arrangements are in care of the PORTO FUNERAL HOME 830 Jones Hill Rd. West Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN. 38105.

Sign Nettie’s guest book online at www.portofuneralhomes.net.

Make Your Reservations Now For The Home For The Holiday Tour

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Nov 262016
 

beautiful-houses-decorated-for-christmas-with-orange-wallThe Garden Club of Orange presents Home for the Holiday A Decorative Tour of Five Beautiful Homes Sunday, December 11, 2016 12:00 noon – 3:30 p.m.

Enhance your holiday spirit, Tour five homes beautifully decorated by Members of The Garden Club of Orange.

Confirmation will be mailed. Reservations: Tickets are $25.00 Prepaid by mail only. Non Refundable – Rain, Sleet or Snow.

No tickets will be sold at the door.

For More information, call Nancy Becque – 203-795-9425

Send in the information below by Saturday, Dec. 3 to reserve your space.

Obituary: Dorothy Marie Sawyer, 93, Beloved Wife, Sister of Mildred Schultz, Lifetime Member of Orange Garden Club

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May 062014
 

Screen shot 2014-05-06 at 11.11.32 AMDorothy Marie Sawyer, 93, passed away peacefully at home with her husband of 71 years, George, by her side on Saturday April 26, 2014.

Dorothy had a wonderful career of 20 plus years at Wayside Furniture.

Dorothy, or Dot as most knew her, was also a lifetime member of the Orange Garden Club. She had a great love for the work she did and the people she worked with. Her love of life and people carried over into abundant community services such as knitting afghans with the senior center for children in need, as well as donating to the battered women’s shelter.

Dot created many crafts for so many charitable organizations. Her time with her family and her love for gardening, her cooking and baking for holidays and birthdays—these were the things that gave her passion.

Her hands were involved in so many endeavors that reached out to the ones she loved, as well as people she never met before.

In addition to her husband, George, she is survived by her sister, Mildred Schultz of Orange; three children, Linda and Craig Sawyer of West Haven and Robert Sawyer and his wife Susan of Madison; three grandchildren, Caitlyn of Portland, OR, Nicole of Salt Lake City, UT and Josh of West Haven; and one great-grandchild.

A Gathering of Friends and Family was held on Friday, May 2 from 5 to 7 pm, with a Sharing of Memories at 6:30 pm at the Cody–White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460.

Burial was private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Orange Health and Rehabilitation Center, 225 Boston Post Rd., Orange, CT 06477; or to the Orange Visiting Nurses Association, 605 Orange Center Rd., #A, Orange, CT 06477.

Obituary: Mary-Louise Smith, 89, Beloved Mother, WWII Veteran, Orange Garden Club

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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.