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Alice Hayden

Jan 20, 1937 - Sep 16, 2023

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Guilford, CT

On September 16, 2023 Alice stepped out of her body and onto the path to see what was next. Alice Gail Hayden, born in Hartford January 20th 1937 to Frances Harvey and Haskell Hayden. The younger sister of Veterinarian Harvey Hayden, still practicing in Sharon, CT, cousin to Faith Fisler of D. C. area. Alice loved telling family stories around the dinner table and had an amazing memory, able to list off her grandparents going back some 10+ generations. She prized her Hayden genealogy book, traci...Read More

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Susan Gorry

Aug 15, 1921 - Feb 26, 2024

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Guilford, CT

Susan Gorry, 102, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2024, with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Daniel Gorry; born August 15, 1921, in New Haven. She retired in 1996 from CHCP and Yale New Haven after many years as a medical secretary. Daughter of the late Consolato and Santa Morganti Ambrogio. Mother of Maureen Jennett of Madison. Predeceased by her brothers Frank (Rose) Ambrogio and James Ambrogio. Sisters Rose Johnson, Angelina (Fred) Milici and Mary (Robert) Petrillo. Grandmother of Gina (the late Edward) Tierney, David (Dannyse) Quoka, Eric (Gina) Quoka, Paul (Sara) Menga, Jason (Mina) Menga and Brent Jennett. Survived by ten great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Apple Rehab Guilford. Her family and friends brought the greatest joy in her life. She will always be remembered as the most loving, generous, dedicated wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. Funeral service will be held privately. To to the family or in memory of Susan (Ambrogio) Gorry, please

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Marybeth (Ryan) Buckhoff

May 17, 1942 - Feb 25, 2024

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Guilford, CT

Sunday, February 25, 2024, at the age of 81, Marybeth (Ryan) Buckhoff died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Richard Brian Buckhoff and was known by many as “Biggie”. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.Born on May 17, 1942, in Albany, New York, Marybeth was the daughter of John and Mary Ryan and the sister to Marcia Verville. After graduating from the College of Saint Rose, with a bachelor’s degree in education, she married her husband. Biggie and Brian moved to Connecticut shortly after and were residents of West Haven, Northford, and Guilford.Marybeth was a lifelong educator who taught for over 40 years. She taught reading at Northford Intermediate School and later Algebra and Geometry at North Banford High School where she was affectionately known as Mrs. B. She was a passionate and inspirational teacher and a master of her craft.Marybeth enjoyed reading, writing, and completing crossword puzzles. She remained relevant and engaged. Examples of this include streaming her grandson’s soccer games, facetiming with her great-grandaugther, and banging out texts to her beloved family members. She was razor sharp, had a great sense of humor and was an amazing listener.Above all else, she loved her family and cherished every moment that she could spend with them. She is survived by her children Elizabeth Forbes (Jeffrey) of Branford, Matthew Buckhoff (Helen Tachkov) of Guilford, and David Buckhoff (Holly Grose) of Salem, MA.Biggie proudly left a legacy, her beloved grandchildren, Catie Putney (Frank), Megan Martone (Tyler), Oliver Buckhoff, and Iliana Buckhoff and her great granddaughter Sophie Martone.Throughout her life, Biggie was a compassionate warrior who fought a long and valiant battle against Cancer, beating it multiple times with grace, elegance, and relentlessness. Through it all, she nurtured and protected all of those who were lucky enough to fall within her embrace. And as Biggie’s children and grandchildren heard from her every night before they went to bed, we bid her a “Good night, God bless you, and we love you”.Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at Saint George Catholic Church, 33 Whitfield Street, Guilford on Friday, March 1st at 10am. Burial Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Smilow Cancer Center, Closer to Free Fund, PO Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508-9979 https://www.rideclosertofree.org/

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Ronald Joseph Rode

Oct 27, 1934 - Feb 19, 2024

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Guilford, CT

Ronald Joseph Rode, age 89,of Guilford, beloved husband of Marion Hallock Rode, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2024. Born on October 27, 1934 in Staten Island, NY he was the son of Alphonse and Evelyn MacMillan Rode. Besides his wife Marion, he is survived by his 5 children and many grandchildren.

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Benjamin F. Sylvester Jr.

Jul 31, 1924 - Feb 15, 2024

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Guilford, CT

Benjamin F. Sylvester Jr. of Guilford, a retired history teacher and coach, died February 15, 2024 at age 99 at home. Born in Omaha, Neb., he was the son of Benjamin Sylvester and Ruth Mills Sylvester. A graduate of that city’s Central High School, he was elected to the school’s Hall of Fame. After Army service in World War II, he earned degrees from Harvard University and from St. Catherine's College, Oxford, England, where he was a championship rower and an annual prize is named after him. Mr. Sylvester taught and coached crew at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford for 40 years; the school’s boathouse on Lake Quonnipaug in Guilford is named for him. In 1961, he married the former LeMoyne Dodge, who survives him. He also leaves two children, Benjamin Sylvester III and Nina Healy; and six grandchildren, Ben Sylvester IV, Tyler Sylvester, Toby Sylvester, Norah Healy, Finn Healy, and Aidan Healy.A private graveside service with military honors will take place at North Guilford Cemetery, Guilford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Choate Rosemary Hall crew program in honor of Benjamin Sylvester Jr., 333 Christian St., Wallingford, CT 06492 or www.choate.edu/giving. 

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Donna DeCicco

Jul 22, 1946 - Feb 08, 2024

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Guilford, CT

Donna DeCicco was born on July 22, 1946, in Brooklyn, NY. The family moved to Staten Island, NY when Donna was a child. Donna passed away on February 8, 2024.Donna was a dramatic, larger-than-life person, who could stop a room when she entered! That was before a horrendous car accident severely limited her world. She was young, in her thirties, when the accident happened.When we think of Donna, let’s remember the fun-loving, witty, and warm person that she was, traits that were not affected by her accident.Donna is survived by sisters Denise Manzione (Linda Rizzuto), Barbara Barbieri, Elaine Boschi; nieces and nephews Nadine Cioffi (Terry), Renee Norris, Joseph Boschi, Steven Boschi, David Boschi, Rick Cordo (Denise); grandnieces and nephew; and a long list of people who called her “friend.”Friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, February 21 from 2 – 3:45 pm at the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St, Guilford. Followed by a prayer service at 3:45 pm at Guilford Funeral Home. Burial services will be held privately.

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Paul H. Johnson

Oct 26, 1936 - Feb 06, 2024

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Guilford, CT

Paul H. Johnson, a long-term resident of Guilford, Connecticut, and Orchid Island, Florida passed away peacefully on February 6, 2024. Mr. Johnson was a graduate of Brown University and, University of Connecticut Law School, and received a PMD from Harvard University. He retired from active business in 2001 but maintained a focused activity of helping families work through the problems of moving family businesses from generation to generation. After graduating from Brown in 1958, he was commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Witek. While still serving, he met the love of his life Gwendolyn Davies on a blind date. They married in August of 1962. Paul graduated from law school in 1966. He was employed by the First New Haven National Bank from 1961 to 1971, resigning when he was elected President and CEO of Connecticut Savings Bank. He remained in that office for the next twenty years. In 1991, at the invitation of the Honorable Guido Calabresi, he became the Assistant to the Dean and the Director of the Campaign for Yale Law School. In 1994, he became the President and CEO of the Gaylord Hospital, in Wallingford, CT, retiring in 2001. Paul was an active Connecticut resident serving on the Board of Directors of The New Haven Water Company, Middlesex Mutual Insurance Company, Connecticut Energy, the Southern Connecticut Gas Company, Cooper Instrument Company, SLAM Collaborative Architects, Essex Financial, and for several years after retirement, on the Board of Giesecke & Devrient, a worldwide company headquartered in Munich, Germany. He was an impassioned advocate for service on not-for-profit boards that served others. Paul served on the Board of Trustees of Brown University and the University of Connecticut Health Center (Hospital, Medical School, and Dental School) in addition to long-term service on the Board of Directors of Yale New Haven Hospital. His interest in education prompted his serving on the Dean’s Council of the Yale Medical School, and the Board of Trustees at Hopkins School where he served as the Chairperson, as a fellow of Calhoun College at Yale. He also served as the President of the United Way of New Haven and the New Haven Downtown Counsel. Paul was asked to serve by the Governor of the State of Connecticut as the President of the Tennis Foundation of Connecticut. This Foundation was instrumental in bringing the Volvo International Tennis Tournament from Vermont to New Haven. Paul then helped to create a partnership between the Tennis Foundation and Yale University, where the Tennis Center was eventually constructed in 1991. His organizational skills led to his appointment as Chairman of the Greater New Haven United Way Campaign on two different occasions, his Chairmanship of the Capital Campaign for Yale New Haven Hospital and the Capital Campaign for Hopkins School. An avid golfer who formed his love for the game as a young caddy at Shennecossett Golf Course in Groton, Connecticut, he took a hiatus from the game while his children were young to play tennis at the New Haven Lawn club. Paul started playing competitively again once his kids were grown. He won the Senior Championships at New Haven Country Club and at Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club. Most pleasing to him was winning the State of Connecticut Father / Daughter Championship with his daughter, Kirsten, and the annual Member-Guest “Orchid Cup” tournament with his son Peter in 2003. Paul is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gwendolyn “Meg” Johnson, their beloved children Kirsten Johnson Adams (John Adams) of Madison, CT, Philip Johnson (Stephanie Maggart Johnson) of Guilford, CT and Peter Johnson (Julie Momchilov Johnson) of Kentfield, CA, and his seven adoring grandchildren, Hannah Johnson Martin, Sarah Johnson, Summer Adams, John “Trey” Adams, Wiley Johnson, Paul “Ryland” Johnson, and Rowan Johnson. A family and friends gathering is being planned for the late spring.

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Trent Jay Liseo

Feb 07, 1997 - Feb 05, 2024

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Guilford, CT

Trent Jay Liseo, 27 of Guilford, formerly of Hamden, also known as "The Trenster, T, Trentapus, Trentino" passed away unexpectedly at home in his sleep on February 5, 2024. He was born February 7, 1997 in Burlington, VT to Lawrence Liseo Jr. of Guilford and Ellyn M. McDonald of New Haven. Trent grew up in Hamden where he attended school at Dunbar Elementary through Hamden High. Trent enjoyed attending church at Dunbar United Church of Christ. He was attending Gateway Community College where he loved taking classes to better himself. Trent was an accomplished drummer. Anyone who had the opportunity to work with him, musically, could see his need to be the best drummer he could be. He would spend hours every day (driving the family crazy) trying to perfect his skills. He was proud of his gigs at the Webster, Toad's Place and many other venue no matter how small or large and no matter the band he was playing for. He worked at Grand Brass Lamp Parts and enjoyed the friends he made there. He loved disc golf with his friends, and snowboarding, and was looking forward to an upcoming trip to Stratton for his birthday. He was an aficionado of mac and cheese, trinkets, Rock and Roll, Tool, vinyl records, and the color orange. Most of all Trent loved his family. He looked up to his younger sister, Kate Liseo, who always had his back. He enjoyed spending time with his dad, Lawrence, fishing on the Long Island Sound, although the fish seemed to always avoid their lines. He loved his mom, Ellyn, and they spent many nights making homemade ramen and mac and cheese. Recently, they attended a concert in Manhattan that Trent really enjoyed. Trent was funny, silly, kind, and an amazing son, brother, grandson and friend. He was quirky, his own man, and always strived to be better. He wanted to be “The Dude” and was an ordained "Dudiest Priest" (certificate and all). He is survived by his sister, Kate Liseo of Guilford, step-siblings, Abigail and Drew Malton, mother, Ellyn McDonald, father, Lawrence Liseo Jr., stepmother, Tracy Malton, Aunt Suzie McDermott, Uncle Mike McDermott, cousins Caroline and Daniel McDermott, "Crazy Auntie" Robin Liseo and cousin Cory Liseo of Iva, SC, paternal grandparents Lawrence Liseo Sr., Kitty Liseo, Cynthia and Len Matejek all of Tamarac, FL and maternal grandmother, Margaret McDonald of Waterbury along with his pet bearded dragon, "Bazoobala." He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Robert S. McDonald. ? Family will receive friends on Sunday, February 11th, 2024 from 1 - 4 P.M. at the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home, 43 Kirkham Ave., East Haven. All are invited to meet and attend a Funeral Service on Monday, February 12th at 11 A.M. in Dunbar United Church of Christ, 767 Benham Street in Hamden with a burial to follow at Alder Brook Cemetery in Guilford. In honor of Trent's love of the color, please wear something orange. Donations may be made to Jonathan and Nancy Bishop Fund for Musical Opportunities for Youth, 44 Boston Street, PO Box 35, Guilford CT 06437 in memory of Trent Liseo.

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Maryellyn Welch Page

Nov 13, 1930 - Feb 05, 2024

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Guilford, CT

Maryellyn Welch Page, 93, of Guilford passed away peacefully on Monday, February 5, 2024 at her home. She was born November 13, 1930, daughter of the late Frank G. Welch and Kathryn Meehan Welch.Maryellyn was the salutatorian of her Guilford High School class and received her B.S. in Zoology from the University of Connecticut. She was a teacher before marrying George W. Page in 1953. After raising her family, she worked with her husband in the family-owned business, Page Insurance, LTD, before retirement. When she was 66 years old, she obtained her pilot’s license and logged thousands of miles on her Piper Cherokee over the years.Maryellyn was predeceased by her husband, George W. Page, who died in 2014 after 60 years of marriage. She leaves behind her daughters, Stephanie Page Bardwell (A. Clifford) New Bern, NC; Charlotte Page Johnston, Monroe; Connie Page Miller, Norfolk, VA; Jennifer Clark Page, Guilford; Sarah Page Kyrcz (Robert), Madison and Martha Page (Frederic Boursier), Warren, ME and sons, George W., Jr., Guilford and Geoffrey Alexander (Natalie), Shoreview, MN. She is also survived by her 19 grandchildren Vincent III and Nicholas Gianfredi; Bradley, Bryan and Kelsey Johnston; Lindsay (Miller) Pryor, Matthew and Alanna Miller; Rachel and Shannon Page; Ana and Sophia Kyrcz; Amos, Zoe, Marieke and Rowan Page and Ky, Mackenna and Nora Page and 17 great grandchildren, Carina, Roman and Della Gianfredi; Vincent Gianfredi; Luella, Goldie, Dove and River Johnston; Gemma, Finn, London and Everett Johnston; Lila and Ryder Perone; Dylan, Gus and Nina Pryor and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Charlotte Welch Quaintance and brother, Frank G. Welch, Jr.The family would like to express their gratitude to Connecticut Hospice for their comfort and support and her daughter, Jennifer, whose support made it possible for Maryellyn to live out her life in her own home.Friends are invited to calling hours on Friday, February 9 from 5 – 8 pm at the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St, Guilford. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. George Church, 33 Whitfield St, Guilford on Saturday, February 10 at 10 am. Burial will follow in North Guilford Cemetery, 159 Ledge Hill Rd, Guilford. Memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT 06405; https://www.hospice.com/ or Connecticut Chapter Ninety-Nines Scholarship Fund, c/o Eileen Mitchell, treasurer, 16 Commerce Road, Newtown CT 06470.

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Joseph T. Londa

Nov 11, 1931 - Jan 31, 2024

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Guilford, CT

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 Joseph T. Londa, 92, longtime resident of Guilford passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. Husband of the late June Marie (Lyne) Londa, Mr. Londa was born in Queens, New York on November 11, 1931, son of the late Albert Londa and Sarah (Tobin) Londa. Loving father of Christopher (Deana) Londa; Matthew Londa; John (Rebecca) Londa; predeceased by three sons, Joseph Londa Jr., Gary Londa, and Edward Londa. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Brittany (Alex) Hirsch, Megan Londa, Kelsi Londa, Matthew Londa Jr., Christopher Londa Jr., Mason Londa; and great granddaughters, Isabella Bontempo and Riley Hirsch. Also predeceased by a brother Albert Londa.Mr. Londa's life was marked by honorable service and dedicated commitment. After graduating from Bryant High School, he served his country in the US Air Force, stationed at the Wasserkuppe, Germany radar site. Following his military service, he embarked on a successful career, working for New York Telephone and later for SNET as an accounting manager. His professional endeavors were matched by his passion for community service. A longtime member and past president of the Guilford Lions Club, he found joy in giving back and making a positive impact. He will be fondly remembered by his friends and family for his unwavering generosity, wise counsel, and love for life's simple pleasures. Whether traveling, or enjoying the company of loved ones, he approached each moment with dedication and enthusiasm. Though he may no longer be with us, his spirit of kindness and his commitment to the things he held dear will continue to inspire and resonate within our hearts.Friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, February 7 from 9:30 – 11 am at the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St, Guilford. Followed by a prayer service at 11 am at Guilford Funeral Home. Burial will take place at West Cemetery, 71 Jannas Ln, Madison.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; www.stjude.org.

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Howard E. Straight

Dec 01, 1927 - Jan 23, 2024

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Guilford, CT

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 Howard E. Straight, 96, longtime resident of Guilford, passed away at The Guilford House. Mr. Straight was born in Troy, New York on December 1, 1927. He was the son of Howard Straight and Agusta (Orth) Straight and the youngest of eight children. Howard is the father of Carla Straight of Montpellier, VT and step-father of John (late Debbie) Wynne of Guilford and Dolores (James) McSpadden of Geneva, IL. Howard is also survived by five grandchildren: Ashleigh (Joe) Duval, James (Erin) McSpadden, Katherine McSpadden, John (Kara) McSpadden and Emma McSpadden and one great grandchild Madison Rae McSpadden. Howard was predeceased by his wives Ruth Brockett Straight and Dolores M. Wynne Straight.Howard honorably served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. Before retirement he worked as a design engineer at the Upjohn Corporation. He enjoyed traveling, wood working, and barbershop singing.A graveside service will be held at the CT State Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown on Wednesday, January 31 at 12:00 PM.

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