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    Joan Larrabee

    View Joan Larrabee Naugatuck Naugatuck-Joan C. (Stankiewicz) Larrabee, age 75, beloved wife of Russell J. Larrabee, passed away on Saturday October 13, 2018 at the VITAS Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital.   Joan was born in Norwich, CT on April 2, 1943, daughter of the late Joseph and Emma (Couture) Stankiewcz.  She enjoyed her family and watching her grandchildren grow.   Among her survivors are her children; her sons Russell Larrabee, Jr. and his wife Gayle, Mark Larrabee and his w…

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    David Kmetz

    View David Kmetz Beacon Falls- David Andrew Kmetz, 51, of Beacon Falls, died  unexpectedly October 2nd, 2018 at his home.  David was born in Bridgeport, Ct. September 19th, 1967, son of Robert J. and Renee (Guralski) Kmetz of Beacon Falls. He was a graduate of Emmett O’Brien Technical High School.  He was a professional wallpaper hanger and vinyl installer working in the hotel industry. In addition to his parents, he leaves his brother and sister in law  Robert J. and Mela…

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    Daniel Warner

    View Daniel Warner       NAUGATUCK – Daniel S. Warner, 88, husband of Helen (Shipkosky) Warner, died suddenly and unexpectedly, Wednesday, September 19, 2018.   Mr. Warner was born on May 14, 1930, in Scranton, PA, son of the late Stanley and Stella (Golicki) Warner. He graduated from West Scranton High School and as a veteran of the Korean War, he was very proud of serving the country he loved. After moving to Naugatuck, he worked at Pratt & Whitney and subsequently, …

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    Christopher Mailhot

    View Christopher Mailhot Thomaston-Christopher Mailhot, age 55, husband of Tammy (Olander) Mailhot, passed away on Wednesday September 19, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.   He was born in Waterbury, CT on May 16, 1963, son of Winifred (Bulman) Mailhot of Waterbury and the late Paul J. Mailhot.  Chris lived in Thomaston for the past eight years and was currently working at Platt Brothers & Co.  He enjoyed hiking, the beach and motorcycle riding.  He was activ…

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    Susan Bush

    View Susan Bush Bethany-Susan (Simpson) Bush, age 62, wife of Steven J. Bush, passed away on Wednesday September 19, 2018 at Masonic Care of Wallingford.   Susan was born in Derby, CT on June 18, 1956, daughter of the late John L. Simpson, Sr. and Lila (Allison) Simpson.  Susan resided in Bethany with her family for the past 26 years.   In addition to her husband Steven, Susan is survived by her son, Justin Bush (Kelly) and two grandsons Abiathar Bush and Cahlen Bush of Naugatu…

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    Edwin Taranovich

    View Edwin Taranovich     Southbury-Edwin S. Taranovich, age 81, husband of the late Lorraine “Lorrie” (Marens) Taranovich, passed away Wednesday September 26, 2018 at Riverglen of Southbury.   Ed was born in Waterbury, CT on August 26, 1937, son of the late Stanley and Catherine (Koleski) Taranovich.  He proudly grew up in Union City, graduated from Naugatuck High School and attended Southern Connecticut State University.   He, along with his wife, owned and ope…

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    Michael Clifford

    View Michael Clifford Beloved Son and Brother   Waterbury-Michael Joseph Clifford, age 38, of 41 Rawley Avenue, died unexpectedly and went home to the merciful Savior on Friday September 7, 2018.   Michael was born in Waterbury, CT on January 29, 1980, son of Deacon Thomas J. and Linda R. (Kulis) Clifford of Naugatuck.  He graduated from Naugatuck High School in 1999 and received a certificate from Porter and Chester Institute a few years later.  As a longtime member of St…

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    Chesia Kosinski

    View Chesia Kosinski Waterbury-Chesia Kosinski, age 96, passed away at the Watertown  Convalarium on Saturday September 8, 2018.     She was born in Waterbury, CT on July 22, 1922, daughter of the late Adam and Amelia (Zasada) Kosinski.  She lived most of her life in the Waterbury area and was former secretary at Chase Brass & Copper as well as St. Mary’s Hospital.    Chesia is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Stephen Kosinski of McCleary, WA…

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    Edward Brouillet

    View Edward Brouillet lNaugatuck-Edward Arthur Brouillet (Woodeye) passed into eternal rest on September 13, 2018 at West Haven Veterans Hospital.   He was born in Greenwich, CT on November 4, 1933, son of the late Edward and Margaret (Bringe) Brouillet.  Ed was a self-employed carpet technician (the best there was) and a proud veteran of the Unites States Army.  His passion was antique vehicles and he belonged to the local auto clubs where he shared the camaraderie of friends …

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    John Chrostowski, Sr.

    View John Chrostowski, Sr. “A Loving Father”   Waterbury-John  M. “Cross” Chrostowski, Sr.,  age 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday September 6, 2018 at the Lutheran Home of Southbury.   John was born in Waterbury, CT on June 22, 1948, son of the late Edward and Adeline (Morytko) Chrostowski.  John worked as an operator for SNET/AT&T.  Prior to that, he spent most of his career in the Foreign Auto Parts business.  He enjoyed….

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    Mary Zdrodowski

    Naugatuck-Mary (Kirdzik) Zdrodowski, age 102, widow of Frank Zdrodowski, passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 15, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by her family.   She was born in Naugatuck, CT on July 19, 1916, daughter of the late Joseph and Constance (Iwzka) Kirdzik.  A longtime Naugatuck resident, Mary retried from Peter Paul Company after many years of service.  She was a communicant of St. Hedwig Church, where she was a member of the Rosary Society and…

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    Helen Novocinski

    Waterbury-Helen A. (Maclina) Novocinski, age 93, widow of Jacob Cherepinsky and Henry A. Novocinski, passed away on Tuesday August 7, 2018 at Autumn Lake Health Center.   She was born in Waterbury, CT on October 14, 1924, daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Maclina.  A lifelong resident of Waterbury, Helen was a graduate of Bucks Hill School and Wilby High School. She worked as a machine operator and did defense work for the United States Navy at Waterbury Tool Company, and…

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    Gary Troisi

      Waterbury-Gary Francis Troisi, age 55, passed away at Abbott Terrace Health Center on Friday August 3, 2018. He was born in Waterbury, CT on August 19, 1962, son of Anthony Michael Troisi of Waterbury and the late Carol Anne (Galeski) Troisi.  Gary was raised in Middlebury and resided in Waterbury for many years, and had worked at the family business A.T. Transmissions in Naugatuck.  He enjoyed cars and drag racing, but his true passion was fishing and spending time…

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    Jeanne Evron

    Norwalk-Jeanne A. Evron, age 64, passed away on Wednesday August 1, 2018.   She was born in Waterbury, CT on August 10, 1953, daughter of the late John and Bertha (Laisczk) Evron.  A longtime resident of Naugatuck, she graduated from Naugatuck High School.  Jeanne worked for many years as a gardener and landscape designer until her retirement.  She was truly a free spirit with an artistic sense.  She was always the life of the party and enjoyed great conversation…

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    Francisco Lozada, Jr.

    Waterbury-Francisco Lozada, Jr., age 54, passed away on Thursday July 19, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital.   He was born in Yabacoa, Puerto Rico on August 4, 1963, son of Francisco Lozada, Sr., and the late Eneida Ortiz.   Besides his father, Francisco is survived by his children, Alexander “Frankie” Lozada, Breana Lozada, and Brittney Lozada, all of Florida; and his former wife and friend Brenda Schlueter.   A celebration of life will be held at the convenience…

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    Dennis Sullivan

    Wolcott – Dennis Sullivan, age 53, passed away on July 1, 2018 at his home. He was born in Waterbury CT on August 7, 1964, son of the late James and Phyllis (McMahon) Sullivan. He lived most of his life in Waterbury and moved to Wolcott six years ago. Dennis was a graduate of Kennedy High School class of 1982 and Oklahoma Farrier College. He was a self-employed master horse farrier, and won numerous awards and competitions held by local and national farrier associations for…

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    Donald Lahey

    Naugatuck- Donald V. Lahey, age 77, beloved husband of Barbara  (Stryjewski) Lahey, passed away peacefully on Thursday June 28, 2018 at Cheshire House.   Mr. Lahey was born in Waterbury, CT on May 14, 1941, son of the late Timothy Francis and Gertrude (Holian) Lahey.  A longtime Naugatuck resident, he retired from ITW Anchor Stampings in Waterbury.  After retirement, he was proud to have worked at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski…

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    Albino Santos

    Naugatuck-Albino M. Santos, age 79, beloved husband of Gloria (Fernandes) Santos, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday June 24, 2018 after a brief illness.   Mr. Santos was born December 7, 1938 in Sao Laurenco, Chaves, Portugal, son of the late Manuel and Emilia (Mendes) Santos.   He immigrated to the United States in 1969 and worked tirelessly in his effort to achieve the American dream.  He was an active member of the Waterbury…

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    Janet Wisneski

        Prospect-Janet G. (Gesek) Wisneski, age 94, widow of John T. Wisneski, passed away of Friday May 25, 2018 at West Hartford Health and Rehabilitation Center,   Mrs. Wisneski was born in Seymour, CT on August 17, 1923, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Kolman) Gesek.  A longtime resident of Prospect, she retired from the Prospect School System after 25 years of service working in the school cafeteria.  Janet was a communicant…

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    Frances Makauskas

    Prospect-Frances (Krzykowski) Makauskas, age 87, widow of Walter J. Makauskas, passed away at her home on Thursday May 24, 2018.   Mrs. Makauskas was born in Naugatuck, CT on November 6, 1930, daughter of the late Walter and Julia (Chenkus) Krzykowski.  She graduated with high honors from both Hop Brook Elementary School and Naugatuck High School.    As a senior at Naugatuck High School, she was a member of the Drama Club, which…

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    Rae Ann Goss

    Waterbury-Rae Ann (Fritz) Goss, age 82, widow of Archie James Goss, passed away on Wednesday May 23, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital.   Mrs. Goss was born in Camden, NJ on May 4, 1936, daughter of the late Chester and Clara Fritz.  A longtime Naugatuck resident, she had worked at Uniroyal, and several restaurants including Howard Johnsons and the Tower Grill.  She had also volunteered at the American Red Cross and Girl Scouts in…

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    Francis “Frank” Kerski

    Oxford-Francis “Frank” Kerski, age 91, husband of Eleanor (Schiller) Kerski, passed away on Wednesday May 16, 2018 peacefully in his sleep.   Mr. Kerski was born in Naugatuck, CT on March 14, 1927, son of the late Walter and Anastasia (Schultz) Kerski.  He began his career working at age 13 and eventually owned Merit Foods in Wallingford and Cheshire.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WW II.  Frank enjoyed…

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    Adele Sauris

    Waterbury-Adele Sauris, age 99, passed away peacefully at Grove Manor Nursing Home on Sunday May 13, 2018. She was born in Waterbury, CT on November 20, 1918, daughter of the late Casimir and Genevieve (Alisauskas) Sauris. All services are private. To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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    Anne Stevens

    Beacon Falls-Anne (Janus) Stevens, age 90, widow of Eugene Stevens, passed away peacefully at Beacon Brook Health Center on Saturday May 12, 2018.   Mrs. Stevens was born in Naugatuck on June 17, 1927, daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Jerema) Janus.  She graduated from the University of Bridgeport School of Nursing and retired from Yale New Haven Hospital, where she worked as a nurse for many years.  Anne lived in Beacon Falls since 1955.  She…

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    Mary Ellen Trachter

    Naugatuck-Mary Ellen (McGinley) Trachter, age 69, widow of Gary D. Trachter, passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital on Tuesday May 8, 2018. She was born in Danbury, CT July 26, 1948, daughter of the late William Francis and Margaret Mary (Bigham) McGinley.  A longtime Naugatuck resident, she retired from St. Mary’s Hospital in 2017 where she worked for over 27 years.  Mary Ellen enjoyed reading, dining at various restaurants, and traveling with her family and…

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    David Taranovich

    Naugatuck-David G. Taranovich, age 66, passed away on Saturday May 5, 2018 at the VITAS Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital.   He was born in Waterbury, CT on July 5, 1951, son of the late Bronislaus and Louise (Baumli)Taranovich.  He was a longtime Naugatuck resident and attended local schools.  Dave was currently employed as a computer programmer at Victornox in Monroe.  He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, the outdoors, and spending time with his…

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    Thomas Fusco

      Bethany-Thomas D. Fusco, age 50, beloved husband of Stephanie (Sidella) Fusco, passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital on Tuesday May 1, 2018.  Tom was born in Waterbury, CT on June 14, 1967, son of Mary I. (Moffat) Fusco of Naugatuck and the late John Fusco, Jr.  Tom grew up in Prospect, spent many years in Florida living near his parents, and most recently resided in Bethany. He spent his last years living next to a beautiful patch of woods and a…

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    John Blasavage

    John Paul Blasavage of Naugatuck, a dear brother, uncle and friend, passed away on April 23rd, 2018 after a brief illness. He was born in West Pittston, PA on Feb. 13, 1928 to John and Margaret Blasavage. He was one of eight children. He is predeceased by his parents, his sister Irene Kailukaitis, his brothers in-law Henry and Edward Dominick, and his long-time friend Mary Ross. John will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Eleanor Dominick, Margaret…

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    Gerard Rouillard

    NAUGATUCK- Gerard Joseph “Gerry” Rouillard, 83, of Naugatuck, died peacefully Wednesday April 18th at Vitas Hospice in St.Mary’s Hospital after a brief illness with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Yvette (Doyon) Rouillard. Gerry was born February 23rd, 1935 in Claremont, New Hampshire, son of the late Rosario and Adella (Lambert) Rouillard. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Korean War. He worked as a toolmaker…

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    Rosalie Cantoni

    Naugatuck: Rosalie “Rose” Cantoni age 82 of Little River Drive, peacefully left this earth on Monday, April 16, 2018 to be reunited with her loving husband Joseph Cantoni, Sr.  Born August 3, 1935 to the late Benjamin and Camille (Pascucci) Farrar.  She was raised in Naugatuck and graduated from Naugatuck High School as well St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing. She was a third Order Carmelite and volunteered for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity…