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Catherine Cast

Dec 31, 1933 - Nov 17, 2023

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Branford, CT

Surrounded by her loved ones at CT Hospice, Catherine R. Cast, of Branford, CT sadly passed away on November 17, 2023, after a long illness. Cathy was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Edward and Catherine (Lee) Haig on New Year's Eve, 1933. She graduated from Bishop McDonnell Memorial High School in 1952. Harry and Cathy were married on June 11, 1955, beginning their life together, raising their family in New City, NY before moving to Branford, CT in 1978. Catherine (Cathy) was a devoted wife, m...Read More

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Sally Lou Page

Nov 03, 1931 - Feb 28, 2024

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Branford, CT

Sally Lou (Connors) Page, age 92, of Branford, passed away peacefully with family members by her side on February 28, 2024. Sally was the daughter of the late Gertrude Connors and George Willetts, and wife of the late Bernard H. Page. Sally is survived by her brother Darby (Terry) Connors and sister Patti (Kenny) Inman. Sally was a devoted mother to her four children, Pam Megquier (Ron), Gary Page, Jeff Page (Gina Macdonald), and Jill Scoville (Greg), a loving grandmother to Elissa (John) Sawyer, Elliot Megquier, Connor (Tiffany) Page, Brendan (Chelsea) Page, Bridget (Greg) Peters, Rachel and Shannon Page, Bradley (Catie) Scoville, Jared (Rachel) Scoville, and her 12 great grandchildren.Sally was a lifelong active member of the Stony Creek Congregational Church and she served numerous roles from Sunday School teacher to Philonians to Missions Committee. Sally helped her husband, Bernie, run the family business Page’s Sport Shop for 35 years and also worked as a caregiver for many years.Her greatest joy in life was raising her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a very kind and gentle person. Everyone who knew her understood just how proud she was of her family. Sally will be deeply missed by her family and her church family.Her family will receive friends on Monday March 4, 2024 from 10:00 – 11:00 at the Stony Creek Congregational Church, 192 Thimble Island Road, Stony Creek, with a funeral service at 11:00. Burial will follow in Stony Creek Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Stony Creek Congregational Church, 192 Thimble Island Road, P.O. 3385, Stony Creek, CT 06405.

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Howard Lovell Johnson

Jul 21, 1965 - Feb 15, 2024

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Branford, CT

"Howard Lovell Johnson, age 58, departed this life on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, Connecticut, with his wife, Dezi, by his side. Howie (or ‘HoJo” as he liked to be called) was born in New Haven, CT on July 21, 1965 to Lottie “Frankie” Johnson and John Winfrey, Sr., who both predeceased him. A die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan, he was extremely excited to see them play in their stadium in 2016, a gift from Dezi. He was not so excited when Dallas beat the Steelers in the final minutes. He loved sports and was very competitive. He enjoyed watching everything, especially the UCONN women as well as playing. He played baseball and basketball throughout his youth and adulthood and was a force to be reckoned with. He was so fast that the competition hated to see him in the game. He also took pleasure in golfing and bowling (earning the nickname of “Broom Man, because when they won all the games, he would literally taunt the other team by going to get the broom. Howie was very passionate about cooking and loved creating new dishes and cooking sauces and recipes from scratch. He worked for several years at The Bridgeport Rescue Mission and at Greens Farms Academy until he became ill. He would always say that working those two jobs gave him balance in life by catering equally to the rich and the less fortunate. Howie was amazing with kids and all the kids loved their Pop-Pop. From disappearing around the block while taking Piper for a walk, to getting in the kiddie pool after throwing Jeremiah in head-first to teaching Micheal how to dance to old school music, to soothing Mariah’s crying like no one else could, Howie was in his element and savored every minute with all of them. Howie was such a loving, protective, forgiving and spiritual man, who was a pitbull when it came to those he loved. He hated drama but he would get his point across. Even through his illness, he would always greet everyone and ask them how THEY were doing. Such a beautiful soul. Those left to mourn Howie are his loving wife, Gervaldez “Dezi” Johnson; his stepsons, Korey, Jeremy, and LaVante; several grandchildren, whom he adored; his best friend/brother from another mother, Mark Hanks; his goddaughter, Piper; his siblings Phyllis (Lou) Castillo, Edie Johnson, Marvin “Jack” (Bernadette) Johnson, and Addie (DeWitt) Stevens; and sisters-in-law, Barbara Johnson and Sharon Winfrey. He also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. In addition to his parents, Howie was predeceased by siblings, Linda Johnson, William “Floyd” Johnson, Charles “Red” Johnson, Deloris “Tootsie” Simmons, John Winfrey, Jr., Yvonne (George) Williams and Adrian Winfrey. . Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 11:00AM - 1:00PM followed by a service of celebration at 1:00PM at East End Baptist Tabernacle, 548 Central Ave., Bridgeport, CT., Rev. Dr. Charles L. Stallworth, officiant. Interment will be private."

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Mary Jane (Rouskie) Mottram

Aug 15, 1930 - Feb 24, 2024

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Branford, CT

Mary Jane (Rouskie) Mottram, formerly of Wallingford, CT, and summer resident of Chapman Beach in Westbrook, CT, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on February 24, 2024 at Harbor Chase in Branford, CT. She was the devoted wife of the late William Mottram, Jr for over 50 years.Mary Jane was born in New Britain, CT on August 15, 1930. She was one of five daughters of the late Thomas and Ann (Scanlon) Rouskie. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Kahn Wolk (Mike) of Bradenton, FL and Sarah Mottram Vaughan (John) of Westbrook, CT and her sons, William T. Mottram of Las Vegas, NV, Timothy Mottram (Ellen) of Meriden, CT and Matthew Mottram (CathyJo) of Meriden, CT. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kelly, Kevin, Adam, Brian, Justin, Bill, Mike, Jessica, Molly, Thomas, Zach, Bryce and Jake, ten great grandchildren, her sister Ann Batogowski and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her grandson, Daniel Mottram (Bill) and her sisters, Vivian Malia, Lorraine Blanchette and Marge Brown.Mary Jane was the absolute best mother and grandmother anyone could ask for. Her faith, commitment to family, and genuine love for life were the essence of her being and happiness. After the death of her husband, nearly 20 years ago, her family witnessed her tremendous strength, resilience, and perseverance. Her family will miss her immensely as they feel tremendous gratitude for all the years and memories of their times together.Mary Jane’s family is profoundly grateful for the love, support, and compassion given to their mother from the staff and caregivers at Harbor Chase and at the homes of Sue and Sarah over the years. Thank you to Yale New Haven Hospice for their compassionate and spiritual care. Special recognition to Lakesysha, “My Girl,” for taking care of Mary Jane and creating a special, loving bond.Mary Jane’s family will receive relatives and friends at the Wallingford Funeral Home on Monday, March 4th from 4:00 – 7:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 5th at 11:00am directly at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 382 Hope Hill Rd., Wallingford. Interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The National Alliance on Mental Illness, www.nami.org/donatewww.wallingfordfh.com

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Barbara H. O’Connor

Jun 07, 1935 - Feb 22, 2024

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Branford, CT

Barbara H. O’Connor, 88, passed away on Wednesday February 22, 2024 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was predeceased in 2015 by her loving husband of 53 years, William F. O’Connor. A lifelong resident of Connecticut, Barbara was born in New Haven on June 7, 1935, a daughter of the late George W. and Marguerite Lynch Hill. Her family moved to West Haven when she was twelve years old and she lived there until 2019, when she moved to Atria Larson Place in Hamden. Barbara is survived by her sister, Margery (Jack) Caldwell of Grosse Pointe Farms, MI and Jupiter, FL; her nephews, Kenneth Flynn (Kay) of Cheshire and David O’Connor (Mona) of Jacksonville, FL; her nieces, Patricia Garcia (John) of Bethany, Maureen Furtak (Robert) of East Haven and Lauren Carey (Tom) of Shelton; and her best friends and neighbors of 45 years, Marion and Bill Black and Teri Aquino. She graduated from Quinnipiac University with a master’s degree in Allied Health Sciences. She was a registered Medical Technologist with a Specialist in Hematology license from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. She completed 18 months training at the Yale-New Haven School of Medical Technology and then took a position working in the hematology laboratory there for over 38 years until her retirement in 1998. She spent seven years as chief technologist and then as the teacher and clinical coordinator in hematology. She was the author of a hematology textbook entitled “A Color Atlas and Instruction Manual of Peripheral Blood Cell Morphology,” which sold for thirty years. She was active in the West Haven Garden Club and later the Milford Garden Club and served as President of both clubs. Barbara was a Master Flower Show Judge Emeritus and served on the Board of the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut. She was a State Program Chairman and then State Yearbook Chairman. She enjoyed making flower arrangements and entering flower shows as well as judging shows. Barbara and her husband Bill enjoyed traveling. Their houseboating trip with eighteen friends was a special highlight, as was their trip to Ireland to watch West Haven friends run in the Irish marathon. They enjoyed trips to many of the Western National Parks, the Canadian Rockies, and especially Italy. Friends are invited to visit with her family on Thursday, February 29th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. A Funeral Service celebrating her life will take place at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by her entombment in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, .

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Catherine A. Fraser

Aug 02, 1926 - Nov 24, 2024

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Branford, CT

Catherine A. Fraser, age 97, formerly of Stratford, the beloved widow of James D. Fraser Jr., passed away on November 24, 2024 in Ark Healthcare in Branford. Catherine was born in Whitinsville, Massachusetts, on August 2, 1926 to the late Jasper and Catherine (Cupka) Travaille and had been a longtime area resident prior to moving to Guilford after her husband of 72 years, Jim passed away. She was a retired secretary with the Stratford Fire Department. Survivors include her devoted children, Linda Nizzardo and her husband Louis of Naples, Florida, Deborah DeMayo and her husband Joseph of Guilford, and Jane Castelot and her husband Gary of Branford, 10 cherished grandchildren, Louis and Melanie Nizzardo, James and Kari Nizzardo, Lori and Marco Vitiello, Jennifer Grady, Joseph and Maureen De Mayo, Daniel and Jamie De Mayo, Jannell and Michael Bianchi, Joseph and Jennifer Castelot, Melissa Castelot, and Mathew and Daynah Castelot, 14 adored great-grandchildren, Tyler, Andrew, Isabella, Sofia, Ava, Catherine, Connor, Owen, Aubrey, Gavin, Strummer, Cora, James and Jacob, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Catherine was pre-deceased by her sisters, Theresa Kacmarcik and Irene Gilchrest. Friends may visit with Catherine’s family Monday, March 4th from 4-7 p.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradise Green Place Stratford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 5th at 11 a.m. meeting directly at Our Lady of Grace Church 497 Second Hill Lane Stratford. Inurnment will follow in Union Cemetery, Stratford. In lieu of flowers those desiring may make a donation in memory of Catherine to a charity of choice. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Gaetano Troiano

Jan 02, 1931 - Feb 25, 2024

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North Branford, CT

Dan Troiano, 93, of North Branford passed away peacefully in his home on February 25, 2024. He was born January 2, 1931 in New Haven to the late Ciro and Jennie Vetrano Troiano. A caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend, Dan is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Vivian (Vastarelli) Troiano, their four children Linda (Richard) Marra, Daniel Troiano, Marianne (John) Jillson, and Edward (Nancy) Troiano, thirteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and best friend Gary Bailey. Dan is preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Roseanne Troiano, his parents and siblings, Gino, Pasquale (“Pat”), Sabatino (“Sam”), and Angelina Conte. Dan grew up in New Haven before moving to North Branford in 1941 where he raised his family and resided for the past 83 years. In his formative years he worked on the family farm as a vegetable farmer, before partnering with his brother Gino to open their own excavation business, C. Troiano and Sons, in 1960. Dan was a beloved member of the North Branford community, having served on the Town Council, North Branford Police Commission for 33 years and on the Board of The Regional Water Authority for 10 years. Beloved by so many, Dan defined himself by the close friendships he built over his lifetime. Dan’s passion was his business, working in his vegetable garden with his brothers, and pony pulling. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and UConn Women’s Basketball team. He enjoyed traveling with his family, vacationing every winter to Fort Myers Beach, Florida. and gathering every Sunday for family dinner. The family wishes to thank his caregivers Nina, Betty, Felicia, and Cathy. Family and friends may visit Keenan Funeral Home (330 Notch Hill Road) on Wednesday, February 28th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 29th at 10:00am in St. Therese Church (St. John Bosco Parish - 105 Leetes Island Road). A burial will follow at Saint Agnes Cemetery in Branford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Gaetano Troiano, please visit our

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James J. Malone

Jan 21, 1950 - Feb 23, 2024

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Branford, CT

James J. Malone, 74 of Guilford passed away February 23, 2024 at Ct Hospice in Branford. He was born January 21, 1950 in New Haven to James and Gleneida (Sanderson) Malone. James is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years, Lynne (Kotowski) Malone and two loving daughters; Shauna Onofrey (Kurt) of Randolph, MA and Megan Granato (Matthew) of Madison along with three grandchildren he adored; Stephen Onofrey, Penelope Onofrey and Garrett Granato. He is also survived by his two sisters; Gleneida Motzko of Ledyard and Cathy Saville (Richard) of Branford, a nephew, Donald Motzko (Jessica) and two nieces; Melissa Gouveia (Jose) and Christa Trudeau (Eric). James is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Margaret “Maggie” Malone. “Jim” grew up in East Haven and was a track star at East Haven High School (class of 1968). He and Lynne were high school sweethearts, settling in Guilford to raise their family. He was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Union, Local 90. His 50 year career culminated in working as the Local's Business Development Representative. Jim also served Local 90 in elected positions, including as Vice President starting in 2010. He and Lynne were fortunate to spend their years after retirement traveling to various locations including Ireland, Iceland, Alaska, Switzerland, and Portugal. Jim loved to help people. He was a 16-year friend of Bill W and found strength in sharing in that fellowship. Jim was a loyal friend who lived to serve and would drop anything to help his sisters, daughters, and friends. Jim loved spending time with family, rooting for the NY Yankees, tinkering in his basement or garage, walking the beaches in Maine, improving his photography, hosting extended family for Christmas Eve, taking in the quiet of Lake Harwinton, and enjoying a good cup of coffee or cone of ice cream. He fought a short but fierce battle with metastatic bladder cancer before being called home to God. Family will receive friends on Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 2 to 5 P.M. in the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home & Cremation Service (Clancy Funeral Home), 43 Kirkham Ave., East Haven. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 A.M. on Monday, March 4, in St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish at the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, 80 Taylor Ave., East Haven with Committal to follow at All Saints Cemetery in North Haven. Donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford CT 06405 in memory of James Malone.

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Judith McCormack McGuire

Feb 03, 1942 - Feb 21, 2024

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North Branford, CT

Judith McCormack McGuire, 82, of North Branford, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2024. She was born on February 3, 1942 in New Haven to the late John and Rosemary McCormack. Judy co-owned Wee Care Daycare for over thirty years. She was steadfast to her religion and to her family and lived a life of commitment to them both. Her friendship was treasured by many. She loved to travel, to exercise, and to be an active and involved grandmother to her grandchildren whom she loved with all her heart. Judy is survived by her four children; Alice Pandolfi [Adam], Rosemary Buntin [Michael], Hugh McGuire, Jr. and Sarah McGuire; by her six beloved grandchildren; Julia, Adam, Vivian, Marcus, Daniel and Eleanor; and by her dear sister, Margaret Cuozzo. She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh, and by her brothers; Peter McCormack, John (Shawn) McCormack, Jr., and Dennis McCormack. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Keenan Funeral Home, 330 Notch Hill Rd., North Branford on Wednesday, February 28 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Parish, 30 Caputo Rd., North Branford. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 700 Middletown Ave., North Haven. To leave a tribute or online condolence please visit Keenanfuneralhome.com. To to the family or in memory of Judith McCormack McGuire, please

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Patricia King Zane

Mar 04, 1937 - Feb 22, 2024

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North Branford, CT

Patricia King Zane of North Branford CT entered into eternal rest on February 22, 2024. She was the high school sweetheart and wife of 65 years of John Zane. Mother of Kenneth J. Zane (Jillmary) of Cheshire and Christopher J. Zane (Kathleen) of Guilford; and grandmother of Ashley, Ian, Gregory, Charlie, and Oliver Zane. She was the sister of Stephen David King (Anne) of Exeter, NH. Born March 4, 1937, daughter of the late Stephen and Nora Cosgrove King, she was raised in New Haven, graduating from St. Boniface School (’50) and St. Mary’s High School (’54). Following high school, she was employed by SNET while attending comptometer school. Upon completion of the program, she was recruited to a position in the office of the Auditor of Disbursement at The New Haven Railroad. She resigned from the Railroad to raise her sons but maintained her interest and skills by volunteering her services to the East Haven schools as bookkeeper, financial secretary, and treasurer for the PTAs and the EH High School Band Parents’ Association. In the early 1980s she earned her licenses as a Realtor and Real Estate Broker but delayed her entry into the profession in order work with son, Christopher in the establishment of Zane’s Cycle and Zane’s Inc. She served as the corporate president for five years before resuming her interest in real estate with The W. T. Beazley Company and later with Coldwell Banker/Coast & Country. She was a member of the Cub Scout Pack 412 Committee while her husbandand sons were active members of the unit. From 1972 to 1989 she was an avid square dancer with the Guilford Shoreliners SDC, serving as president with her husband for three of those 17 years. More recently, she enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s athletic events. For all her activities and accomplishments, she might be best quietly remembered for her pro-bono assistance to many friends and acquaintances as a highly experienced Real Estate Broker during difficult times.Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, March 1st at 11am in St. Stanislaus Church-Blessed Michael McGivney Parish, 9 Eld Street, New Haven. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery. At Patricia’s request there will be no visiting hours. Kindly omit flowers and make memorial contributions to St. Stanislaus Church, 9 Eld St, New Haven, CT 06511, The Connecticut Yankee Council Boy Scouts of America, 60 Wellington Rd. Milford, CT 06460, The University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Rd. West Haven, CT 16516, or The Zane Foundation, 182 Cedar St., Branford, CT 06405. The Lupinski Funeral Home, Inc., 821 State Street is in care of arrangements. 

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Howard Lovell Johnson

Jul 21, 1965 - Feb 15, 2024

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Branford, CT

"Howard Lovell Johnson, 58, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2024 at Connecticut Hospice with his family at his side. He was born July 21, 1965 in New Haven, Connecticut to the late John Winfrey Sr. and Lottie Johnson. He was employed with Greens Farm Academy as a Chef for fifteen years until his illness. Howard’s memory will be cherished by his devoted wife, Gervaldez “Dezi” Livingston Johnson, his brother; Marvin Johnson and wife Bernadette, three sisters; Phyllis Castillo and husband Lou, Edie Johnson and Addiie Stevens and husband Pastor DeWitt Stevens, goddaughter; Piper Pratt, his mother in law; Gloria Livingston, his brother in law; Vaughn Livingston, two sister in laws; Barbara Johnson and Sharon Winfrey, three stepsons; Korey Livingston, Jeremy Harris and LaVante Adams, his best friend; Mark Hanks and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Howard was predeceased by four brothers; William Johnson, Charles Johnson, John Winfrey, Jr. and Adrian Winfrey, three sisters; Linda Johnson, Deloris Simmons and Yvonne Williams and his father-in-law; Jeremiah Livingston. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 11:00AM - 1:00PM followed by a service of celebration at 1:00PM at East End Baptist Tabernacle, 548 Central Ave., Bridgeport, CT., Rev. Dr. Charles L. Stallworth, officiant. Interment will be private."

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