Obituary: Mildred J. Shay, 87, Beloved Wife, Mother of Lisa Poland, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Obituaries  Comments Off on Obituary: Mildred J. Shay, 87, Beloved Wife, Mother of Lisa Poland, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother
Dec 112017

Mildred J. Shay, age 87 of Milford, beloved wife of Joseph V. Shay, died at St. Vincent’s Medical Center on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

Born in Bridgeport on November 15, 1930, Mildred was the daughter of the late Johan and Esther Gustafson Johnson. She grew up in Stratford and lived in Fairfield for more than 50 years.

She was a graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School and worked as a secretary at Bryant Electric before she became a full-time homemaker and mother to their four children. She later worked at IMSA in Bridgeport, where she made lifelong friends before her retirement.

Millie was an avid Yankees fan. She loved to solve the NY Times crossword puzzle (in ink) and never missed an episode of Jeopardy! She and her family spent more than 40 summer vacations in Misquamicut, Rhode Island. Millie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who will be truly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to Joseph, her husband of 62 years, Millie is survived by her four children, Coleen (Art) Clark of Milford, Karen (George) Swift of Randolph, New Jersey, Lisa (George) Poland of Orange and Christopher (Annie) Shay of Trumbull; thirteen grandchildren, Michael and Ryan Clark, Karen Anton, Sean, Patrick, and Andrew Swift, Katharine, Elizabeth, and John Poland, Connor, Grace, and Nolan Shay and Emily Kiely; two great grandchildren Layne and Dylan; nieces and nephews, including her cherished niece Patricia Konecny, her best friend. Millie was predeceased by her parents and siblings, Helene LaCroix, Ruth Whitbread, and Carl Johnson.

Friends may greet the family on Tuesday, December 12 from 5-8 PM in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Millie can be made to a charity of one’s choice.

A funeral home service will take place on Wednesday, December 13 at 10:30 AM in the Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Lawncroft Cemetery in Fairfield.

To leave online condolences, please visit our website at www.abriola.com.

Obituary: Margaret “Marge” DiNello Brunetti, 91, Beloved Mother, Sister

 Around Town, Latest News, obituary  Comments Off on Obituary: Margaret “Marge” DiNello Brunetti, 91, Beloved Mother, Sister
Feb 082015

Screen Shot 2015-02-08 at 8.04.21 PMMargaret “Marge” DiNello Brunetti, 91, of Orange beloved wife of 50 years to the late Alfred J. “Fritz” Brunetti, passed away on February 4, 2015 at her home.

Loving mother of Alfred “Fred” (Ann) Brunetti of Guilford and Stephen (Deborah) Brunetti of East Lyme. Grandmother of Michael, Emma, James and John Brunetti.

Sister of Julia Mastrangelo and Rosemarie Celentano, both of Orange, Mary Baiocchi of North Haven, Gina Oliano of Washington Crossing, PA, Blanche Porto of Wellington, FL, Angelo DiNello of West Haven and the late Emma Lembo and Nicholas, Pasquale, Carl and Joseph DiNello. Also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Marge was born in New Haven on May 8, 1923 daughter of the late Pasquale and Margaret Palmieri DiNello.

Prior to her retirement Marge worked in the billing department of the former S.N.E.T. and was also a union steward.

Friends may call at the Porto Funeral Home, 830 Jones Hill Rd., West Haven, Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.


Her funeral procession will leave Porto’s Wednesday morning at 9:15 a.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Road, Orange at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow in Orange Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Infant Church 450 Racebrook Road. Orange,CT. 06477

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