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Obituary: Carla Appel, 59, Beloved Wife, Mother, Friend, Dog Lover

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Aug 032020
 

Carla Nastri Appel, 59, of Orange, CT passed away on August 2, 2020, after a short illness. She is survived by her husband Ken, and her four sons Ken Jr., David, Michael, and Tyler.

She was the daughter of Dolores Nastri and the late Anthony Nastri. She also leaves behind brothers James Nastri (Nancy) and Mark Nastri (Violet) as well as her cherished nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Carla was a graduate of Gateway Community College where she earned a degree in Dietetic Science. She worked as a dietician and personal trainer and was passionate about her work. Her optimism and energy were contagious.

In her youth, Carla was an outstanding athlete competing in gymnastics, track and field, and bodybuilding, winning numerous contests throughout New England.  The joy of her life, however, was her family. She took such great pride in all of her son’s athletic activities especially, baseball.  She was always their biggest fan and along with her husband, seldom missed a game. She loved bringing her dog Brinley to her son’s games.

Carla was a compassionate and positive woman, a dedicated mother and wife, and a devoted friend. We will forever remember her big heart and beautiful smile. She will be dearly missed.

Services will be private at the West Haven Funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Martin DePorres Academy, 208 Columbus Ave., New Haven, CT 06519.

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Obituary: Carmela Apuzzo, 97, A Life Well Lived

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Sep 272019
 

Carmela Neclerio Apuzzo surrounded by her family passed away September 24th due to complications from surgery.

She was married for 54 years to the love of her life, Salvatore Apuzzo, who preceded her in death. They welcomed three children: Peter (Regina); Marie Gull; and a son, David (predeceased).

Her life was blessed with two devoted granddaughters, Meredith Gull Heatley (Andrew) and Tiffany Gull Macinanti (Tim) and four loving great-grandchildren, Emerson and Britton Heatley and Ella and Dylan Macinanti.

Born in New Haven, on December 6, 1921, to the late Matteo and Josephine Naclerio, she was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph, Joseph, Frank, and Thomas and sisters, Ann Lisewski, Lucy DeNegre, and Josephine Gentile.

Carmela celebrated 97 years with gusto and tenacity. Sal and Carmela enjoyed traveling the world and spending summers at their beach home. Carmela was an accomplished bridal dress designer, co-owner of Apuzzo’s Market and Apuzzo’s Jewelers, Justice of the Peace, an active member of the Democratic Town Committee. She enjoyed 43 years working for the Town of Orange, with 25 years serving as Registrar of Voters until retiring at 92. She was past president of the New Haven County Chapter of Registrar of Voters.

Carmela enjoyed her leisure time visiting her favorite slot machines and playing the stock market daily. Her greatest source of pride and joy was her family.

Her genuine smile and zest for life will always be cherished and remembered by all who love her. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Carmela’s life on Sunday, between 4 – 7 p.m., at West Haven Funeral Home on the green.

On Monday morning, a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Holy Infant Church at 10 o’clock. Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery. In the spirit of how Carmela lived her life, please pay forward an act of kindness.

To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.westhavenfuneral.com.

Obituary: Glenn Pearson, 65, Beloved Husband, Father, Veteran

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Oct 052018
 

Glenn F. Pearson, 65, of Orange died unexpectedly on October 2, 2018 at Yale-St Raphael Campus. He was the husband of Patricia (Trish) Pearson and proud father of Patrick Pearson.

Born in Alexandria, VA to the late Robert and Mary Jane Pearson, Glenn’s early childhood was spent in Europe where his father was stationed. His school years were spent in Vienna, VA where he met, Trish, “the love of his life and his reason for living” at age 16. They were married and moved to Connecticut to finish college, and remained there for the next 45 years.

A graduate of the University of New Haven, after a brief career in the insurance industry, Glenn followed his passion for automobiles and opened his first service station at Derby Avenue and the Boulevard in 1978. He went on to have a successful career as one of the largest Mobil station dealers in the New Haven area. His flagship station was Amity Mobil which he owned and operated for over 30 years.

A true patriot, Glenn served in the National Guard and Coast Guard Reserves for many years. Besides his family, Glenn’s other passion was Rotary International where he served in many positions including club President, Treasurer, chief lobster cooker and at the District Level as the District Managed Grants Chair.

Glenn was the consummate “go to” guy when it came to any community activity. His ability to solve problems from cars to computers to the kitchen was amazing. It will take a village to fill the void he has left in the lives of so many who knew and loved him.

Besides Trish he leaves a son, Patrick, daughter-in-law Jessica, and granddaughter Hannah. He also is survived by his sister, Rochelle Alexander, and brother-in-law, John of Cocoa Beach, FL., several nieces and nephews, all of whom loved to ski with Uncle Glenn.

Glenn’s favorite place was his home in VT where he enjoyed countless hours of fun, food, and family, always proud and happy to entertain family, friends, and friends of friends.

Visiting hours will take place on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the West Haven Funeral Home, 662 Savin Ave., West Haven, CT.

On Monday morning October 8, 2018, all are asked to meet directly at Saint Thomas More, 268 Park St, New Haven, CT where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 o’clock.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Orange Rotary Club Foundation, P.O. Box 894, Orange, CT 06477.
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Obituary: William J. Bozelko, Jr., 84, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather

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Mar 012018
 

William J. Bozelko, Jr., 84 of Orange, beloved husband and father, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 surrounded by loved ones, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lucille A. Bozelko and his adoring children Wendy (Peter Hoffman), Wylie, and Whitney (PJ Shanley). Predeceased by his son, William J. Bozelko III.

Aside from his wife and 4 children, Bill will always be loved and remembered by his 4 grandchildren, Peter Hoffman, Matthew Hoffman, Caitlyn Shanley and Colleen Shanley, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Born in New Haven on October 24, 1933, Bill graduated from West Haven High School and went on to attend the University of Connecticut. He was a successful builder and entrepreneur in West Haven and surrounding towns. In addition, Bill was involved in many organizations, but among his favorite were judging the Pinewood Derby for the Cub Scouts which he did for many years and being an usher and an active parishioner of Holy Infant Church. He also was a staunch supporter of the UCONN Woman’s basketball team.

Throughout his life, he loved to travel and was able to see a vast amount of the world. Most of all, he loved spending time with his friends and family.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the many doctors and nurses that cared for him at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Smilow, Orange Visiting Nurse Association, Visiting Angels and VITAS. The compassion and care of these individuals was truly amazing and his loved ones will forever be grateful to them.

The hours for visitation will take place from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the West Haven Funeral Home on Friday, March 2.

On Saturday morning everyone is asked to meet directly at Holy Infant Church at 10 o’clock for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Orange Center Cemetery.

Bill loved the Orange community and all of its traditions so the family asks that any donations in his memory be made to the Orange Volunteer Fire Department, 625 Orange Center Road, P.O. Box 878, Orange, Ct. 06477. To leave an online remembrance, please visit: www.westhavenfuneral.com

Obituary: Daniel W. Donnelly, 24, Beloved Son, Friend, Musician

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Jul 052017
 

Daniel W. Donnelly, 24, of Orange, left this world too soon on Monday, July 3, 2017. Born in Bridgeport on Sept. 3, 1992, Danny was the cherished son of Robert and Theresa Durso Donnelly. Growing up in Orange, he played baseball and was an avid Yankees fan.

He graduated from Amity High School, and his dream was to work in the music industry. He will be remembered for his love of guitars and music and for his favorite band, Phish, which he enjoyed following on tour with the love of his life, Emilee Sousa, the late Joey Ciancola and their many friends.

Danny is now reunited with his beloved brother, Robbie, and other family members Tim and Kim Donnelly, John Donnelly and Gerri Marie Durso. Besides his parents, he leaves behind many aunts, uncles, and cousins to cherish his memory, including Patricia Davitt, Kathleen Tillman, Chris, Mary, Paul and Mike Donnelly, Anne Gumersell, Janet Waldman, Mary Ellen and Jack Durso.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. Remembrances and prayers for Danny will take place at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will follow in Orange Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations, for the family, will be gratefully accepted at the funeral home.

Obituary: James William “Jim” Maher, 82, Beloved Father of Betty Sutay

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Jul 032016
 

Screen Shot 2016-07-03 at 11.55.34 PMJames William “Jim” Maher, 82, passed away on June 30, 2016. Husband of the late Betty Lou McCarthy Maher. He was born on March 15, 1934 in New Haven, son of the late Raymond and Therese Guay Maher.

He is survived by his children, James (Tracy) Maher, Jr. of West Haven, Betty (Robert) Sutay of Orange, Susan (Robert) Murphy of Guilford, and Teresa Stewart of West Haven, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brother Norman Maher and his sister Elizabeth “Betty Ann” Maher.

Jim worked for CHR for many years prior to his retirement.

He loved to play the guitar and sing songs with his wife. One of his greatest passions was playing softball.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on WEDNESDAY at 11 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church, 207 Main St. West Haven, CT. Interment will be private.

West Haven Funeral Home at the Green in care of arrangements.

For online condolences please visit our website at www.westhavenfuneral.com.

Obituary: Dr. Hyung Chan Chung, 84, Beloved Husband, Father

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May 012016
 

Screen Shot 2016-05-01 at 11.42.08 PMDr. Hyung Chan Chung of Orange, Connecticut passed away at the age of 84 on April 26th, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at the Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven.

Dr. Chung was born in Seoul, Korea. After attending Kyunggi High School and Seoul National University, Dr. Chung served as a lieutenant and instructor for the ROK during the Korean War. He then came to the US in 1954, and subsequently, Dr. Chung received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of City Planning from Yale University.

In 1970, he earned a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from Columbia University. Dr. Chung served as a professor of Economics in the University of Bridgeport’s College of Business Administration for thirty years, served as Executive Director of the Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency, and founded H. C. Planning Consultants. He performed numerous land use planning, economic impact studies, and school enrollment studies for municipalities throughout New England and New York, the federal and Connecticut governments, the City of Seoul, Korea, and the United Nations.

Besides helping state- and city-wide community organizations dedicated to matters of poverty, housing, and unemployment, for many years Dr. Chung volunteered as an advisor to the Spanish American Development Agency (SADA) that served those in need in southeast Connecticut. In 2000, he was honored for his work by becoming the first person from Connecticut to be inducted as a Fellow into the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Dr. Chung was widely beloved for his gentle and cheerful nature, and he was the best of fathers: caring, responsible, and a man who loved to make others laugh. He was also a man of many interests. An accomplished cartoonist, as a high school student he published the serial “Travel to Mars” in the Kyung-Hyang Daily Newspaper.

He was a talented amateur tenor, performing for the Garry Moore variety television show in 1956 and giving recitals at Yale’s Sprague Hall and many churches. In later years he golfed avidly.

He is survived by Jongsoon, his wife of 56 years, their three children Junehee, Kee Young, and Jeanhee, their spouses, and six grandchildren.

A memorial service at the New Haven Korean Church, 42 Glen Park Way, Hamden, CT will be held on May 7th, at 11 o’clock. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association or Smilow Cancer Hospital, at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Arrangements are in care of the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. For online condolences visit www.westhavenfuneral.com.

Obituary: Arthur T. Egan, 73, Beloved Husband, Father of Kathleen Shelnitz

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Apr 262014
 

obit vet hospArthur T. Egan, 73, of West Haven, passed away on April 20, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones.

Loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather to wife Priscilla Mason Egan; daughters, Laura (Henry) Torniero of Naugatuck, Nancy (Neil) Cavallaro of West Haven, and Kathleen (Michael) Shelnitz of Orange; grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel, and Andrea Torniero, Lindsey, Catherine, and Connor Cavallaro, and Katie and Zachary Shelnitz.

Arthur was born to the late Arthur J. and Vivian Stuart Egan on April 28, 1940, and was predeceased by his sister, Barbara Suprenant.

Arthur was an Air Force Veteran, a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Blinded Veterans Association. After receiving his MBA from University of New Haven, he worked as a Blind Rehabilitation Specialist at the VA Hospital in West Haven until his retirement in 2003.

Arthur enjoyed going on vacations with his family, working in the yard, and building many items in his workshop over the years. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on May 31, 2014, at Zion Episcopal Church, 326 Notch Hill Road, North Branford, CT, followed by a gathering for friends and family.

Funeral services are in care of West Haven Funeral Home.

For online condolences please visit the website at www.westhavenfuneral.com.

Donations may be made in Arthur’s memory to Smilow Cancer Hospital, c/o Office of Development, PO Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508; or the Blinded Veterans Association, 477 H Street, Northwest Washington, DC 20001-2694.

Obituary: Beatrice (Bridgett) Cordone, age 89, Beloved Matriarch, “Nanna B”

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Jan 022013
 

“Nanna B” Cordone

Beatrice (Bridgett) Cordone, age 89, passed away at home on December 31, 2012.

Wife of the late Anthony Cordone. Born in Derby, daughter of the late Augusto and Maria Tonelli Lanci.

She is survived by her children Dr. Anthony (Rose Paolino) Cordone of Milford, Peter (Ann Marie) Cordone of West Haven, and Marie (Salvatore) Carrano of West Haven, her grandchildren, Salvatore (Patricia) Carrano, Donna Thatcher, Anthony (Jennifer) Cordone, and Dr. Michael (Rachel) Cordone, her great grandchildren, Jackson, Amanda, Julianna, and Carolyn, and her great great granddaughter Samantha.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Patricia A. Anastasio, and her brother, Primo Lanci, and her sisters, Eva Esposito, Adele “Tina” Sandacata, Lena Simonetti, Jeana Mea, Eleanor Murray, and Dorothy Graham.

Beatrice was a secretary for the University of New Haven prior to her retirement. Her great joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, who referred to her as “Nanna B”.

The hours for visitation will be FRIDAY from 4-7pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. Her funeral procession will leave the funeral home on Saturday morning at 8:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church at 9am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.

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Obituary: Olga “Bella” Castallazzo, 93, Beloved Matriarch, Former Business Owner

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Nov 272012
 

Olga “Bella” Castellazzo

Olga “Bella” Castellazzo, age 93, of Orange passed away on November 25, 2012 at CT Hospice.

Wife of the late Arthur Castellazzo. Mother of Arthur J. Castellazzo of AZ and Lorraine Lorenze of Branford. Also survived by her grandchildren Mark Lorenze, Amy DeMarseilles, Nicole Larizza and Lauren Ploeger, great grandchildren Whitney Ann, Paige, Jack, Zachary, Julia, Gabby, Bella, Anna, Evan & Phoebe & her sister, Flora Tomassetti.

She was predeceased by her brother, Aldo Bella.

Prior to her retirement, Olga was the owner/operator of Crown High Food Shop and worked in sales at the former Edward Malley Company.

Visitation will be Thursday morning from 11:00 to 12:30pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. A Funeral Service will follow at the funeral home at 12:30pm.

Interment will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT. 06405.

For online condolences please visit our website at www.westhavenfuneral.com.