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.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carla (Nastri) Appel, please visit the floral store.

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: James Dzialo, 66, Beloved Companion, Brother, Friend

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Jul 202019

James G. Dzialo, 66, of Trumbull, passed away on July 18, 2019 in his home.

Jim was born in Bridgeport on June 27, 1953 to the late Frank and Irene (Pavluvcik) Dzialo and has been a lifelong area resident.

He was a retired driver for Cooperative Education Services, and prior to that had worked for the Connecticut Post, Hometown Publications and Hersam Acorn Newspapers.

Jim was an avid fan of the NY Giants, and enjoyed golf, bowling and dancing. He also enjoyed trips to the casino. Survivors include his loving and devoted companion, Julie Miller of Trumbull, his brother, Richard Dzialo and his wife Denise and sister, Arline (Diz) Dzialo all of Stratford, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Capuano.

The Dzialo family would like to thank the nurses from Smilow and Vitas for their kind and loving care.

Friends may visit with Jim’s family on Monday from 4-7 p.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make a donation in memory of Jim to the Lustgarten Foundation, at: lustgarten.org

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 23 at 11 a.m. meeting directly at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 1950 Barnum Avenue, Stratford.

Interment will be private.

For more information or to make an online condolence, visit www.adzimafuneralhome.com