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Cheryl Samaha

Dec 15, 1954 - Dec 04, 2023

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Waterbury, CT

"Devoted wife and mother PROSPECT - Cheryl Scopino Samaha passed away on December 4, 2023, surrounded by her loving family after a valiant fight against angiosarcoma this past year. She was 68 years old. Cheryl grew up in Waterbury, Connecticut and it's there that she met her soulmate and husband of 37 years, Douglas Samaha. It was love at first sight. The two built a home and family together in Prospect, Connecticut. She was the best mother to daughters Lauren and Brooke, who she loved fiercely...Read More

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Mary Barbara (Ondera) Chomitz

Dec 02, 1923 - Feb 16, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

Mary Chomitz Obituary Mary Barbara (Ondera) Chomitz, a resident of Heritage Village in Southbury, passed away on February 16 while in hospice care at Waterbury Hospital. She was 100 years of age. Before she relocated to Southbury to be near family, Mary lived for 22 years in Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard, an island that she considered to be a New England paradise. She moved to Martha’s Vineyard after retiring from Bloomingdale’s department store in Short Hills, New Jersey, where she worked in Sales for over 20 years. In her youth, Mary was employed in Manhattan as a telephone operator for New York Telephone. During World War II, Mary joined a team of her fellow women who worked as riveters in a Tarrytown, New York assembly plant, where she built Spitfire airplanes. After her marriage to Nicholas Chomitz, a World War II veteran and chemical engineer, Mary took a long break from employment to raise her children, two sons and one daughter. She was a quiet, peaceful and kindly woman who cared deeply for her family and was much loved in return. Mary loved cats, babies and anything chocolate. Her favorite film, which she viewed again with pleasure shortly before her passing, was “Casablanca”. She will be intensely missed by her family and friends. Mary’s eldest son, Nicholas, an artist, died after many years of struggle with Agent Orange poisoning after his service in the Army Infantry in Vietnam. Mary is survived by her remaining children, a younger son, Christopher Chomitz, her daughter-in-law, Sherry Thomas, both residents of Southbury, and her youngest daughter and caregiver, Marsha Cerner, from Morristown, New Jersey. A Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 910 Main St. S. Southbury, CT, on Monday February 26, 2024 at 10am. To leave a message of support for Mary’s family, please visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com. To leave a message of support for Mar y’s family, please visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Barbara (Ondera) Chomitz, please visit our floral store. Read More

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Lois Frances Grecenko

Apr 19, 1938 - Feb 06, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

Lois Grecenko Obituary *** Update: Services will be held as scheduled- see below for times*** Lois Frances Grecenko, 85, of Bethlehem, CT passed on Tuesday February 6th, 2024 surrounded by her family at Waterbury Hospital in Waterbury, CT. She is survived by her daughter: Elayne Carlson of Watertown, CT and son: James Grecenko and wife Amy Grecenko of Litchfield, ME. She is also survived by several grandchildren: Erin Carlson and husband, Matthew Walsh, James Grecenko Jr. and wife, Aurora Grecenko, Gunner Hoffman, Mischa Hoffman, Molly Hoffman, George Hoffman III, Katie Cox and husband Bennett Cox, Jacob Brooks and wife Zoe Brooks, and 2 great grandchildren: Nikola Grecenko, and Carson Cox. She is pre-deceased by her mother, Frances Stauffer: of Woodbury, CT, daughter: Tamara Hoffman of Keene, NH, and son in law: Carl Carlson of Watertown, CT. Lois was most known for her love of family, friends, and food. She was a hairdresser for over 40 years at her own beauty shop in Southbury, CT “Hi-Lo Beauty Salon” as well as a CNA for many years. She had a contagious laugh, a beautiful love for animals, and always had a listening ear. She was very proud of her family members who have served and are serving in the military including her son, Jim, grandson, James and grandson in law, Matt. She donated to many Veteran charities throughout the years as well to show her appreciation. Her services will be public and held at Munson Lovetere Funeral Home located 235 Main St. N. Southbury, CT on Tuesday February 13th from 10am-12pm. Memorial Contributions can be to: Help Our Military Heroes Inc. (HOMH) and Bethlehem Food Bank in Bethlehem, CT. To leave an online condolence please visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lois Frances Grecenko, please visit our floral store. Read More

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LeAnn Capomolla

Jan 29, 1962 - Feb 24, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

LeAnn Capomolla, 62, of Waterbury, passed away February 24, 2024. LeAnn's full obituary will be published as soon as it becomes available. Prospect Memorial Funeral Home/The Palmerie Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Capomolla family during this difficult time and invites you to share your words of comfort for LeAnn on her Tribute Wall on this website. To to the family or in memory of LeAnn Capomolla, please

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Stephanie Shenell Bell

Died : Dec 27, 2023

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Waterbury, CT

Stephanie Shenell Bell, 39, of Waterbury, CT, passed away on December 27, 2023. She was born in Westerly Hospital. Stephanie leaves to cherish her memory, her mother Davina Sowell Nichols; father Anthony P. Bell; brother Anthony P. Bell, II; and two sons, Daesean S. and Mehki A. Bell; along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that love and will miss her. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Samuel C. Sowell, Freddie L. Bell, Dorothy M. Bell, and Bertha E. Sowell. Stephanie was known as “Steph” to many. She attended Stonington High School and was passionate about being on the cheerleading squad. She enjoyed attending family gatherings and outings. Stephanie never failed to light up a room with her laughter, smile, and sense of humor. She was a member of the Pleasant Street Baptist Church. She worked in retail. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly on January 12, 2024 at 11a.m. Burial will be private. A second Celebration of Life and celebration of what would have been Stephanie’s 40th birthday, will be held on February 3rd in Hamilton, NJ for the immediate family. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com

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Marie J. Pannoni

Mar 08, 1926 - Feb 22, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

Loving Wife, Sister, and AuntMarie J. (LoRusso) Pannoni, age 97, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, February 22, 2024. She was the devoted wife of the late Leopold D. Pannoni. Born in Waterbury on March 8, 1926, Marie was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Carmela (Lucian) LoRusso. She worked for many years at Uniroyal, Inc. until the company closed. Exceptionally devout in her Catholic beliefs, Marie had a strong sense of faith and was a longtime parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church. Incredibly active in her parish, Marie donated her time and artistry to the parish for many years. Although Marie had no children of her own, she and Leopold helped their siblings raise their children and grandchildren and was considered a second mother to all of her nieces and nephews. She was an amazing hostess, and her home was the destination for holidays and Sunday dinners. Along with Leopold, she enjoyed tending to their vegetable garden, and she loved her trips to the casino. Marie is survived by her sister Catherine Stolarski of Waterbury and several generations of nieces and nephews including Bernadette Rubano, Agnes Duva, Donna Scavone, Mark Graveline, Raymond Petrarca, and Edmund Pannoni. She was predeceased by her brother Francis LoRusso, and her sisters Nellie Duva, Elizabeth Scacco and Anne Graveline. Marie’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of The Lutheran Home of Southbury for their exceptional care during her final months. Marie’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 8:30am from Maiorano Funeral Home, 95 Willow St., Waterbury to the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception for a Mass at 10:00am. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. A calling hour will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 8:30 – 9:30am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marie’s name may be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or online at stjude.org or to The Office of Radio and Television, 15 Peach Orchard Rd., Prospect, CT 06712. For more information, to sign the online guestbook or to leave online condolences visit www.maioranofuneralhome.com.

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Jul 12, 1947 - Feb 23, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

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Thomas R. Church

Apr 23, 1935 - Feb 23, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

Waterbury, CTThomas R. Church“Loving husband, brother, uncle and cousin”Mr. Thomas R. Church, 88, of Waterbury, entered the gates of heaven on Friday, February 23, 2024, surrounded by his loving family at Waterbury Hospital. He was the loving husband to Carolyn (Falcone) Church for fifty-one years. He was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Vera Church, his son, Jan and daughter, Karen.Tom was born in Hartford, CT on April 23, 1935. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Prior to his retirement, Tom worked as a Mechanical Engineer for Dresser Industries in Stratford for many years.Besides his wife Carolyn, Tom leaves behind to cherish his memory his brother, Albert and his wife, Dot of Bristol, his sister-in-law, Lorraine and her husband, Michael of Southbury, their children, Cheryl (Leveille), Krista and Jeffrey as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins he loved dearly. He was also predeceased by his sister-in-law, Dolores Falcone.Arrangements: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. A calling hour will be held on Tuesday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT.There are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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Debra Matthews

Jul 23, 1955 - Feb 18, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

"“God Got US!” WATERBURY – It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we the family of Debra (Debbie) Matthews age 68, of Waterbury, announce her unexpected passing at home on Sunday, February 18th, 2024. Debbie was born on July 23, 1955, in Ansonia CT., the daughter of the late Mary and Jack Smith of Ansonia. She was a graduate of Ansonia High School. Debbie was passionate about traveling, giving to those in need, reading, making memories with family, dancing, and spending time with the Golden Girls. She would cheer you on and would be right there for you. She would always say “God got US”!! Debbie’s smile and energy were contagious, always lighting up the room. You would find her laughing or on the dance floor. Debbie had a signature greeting with her tight hug and genuine kisses. She wasn’t afraid to tell loved ones how proud she was and how much she loved them. Debbie was a 2-time cancer survivor, defeating both pancreatic and breast cancer. She was our world champion, always growing stronger in her faith and her love. In June of 1991, Debbie entered Elkdom when she became a daughter of Clock City Temple #895 in Waterbury. She received her Past State President Honors in 1993. In 2018, she achieved the highest accolades when she received her Past Grand Daughter Ruler Honors. Her current positions include Treasurer for Clock City Temple, Trustee for the New England States Daughters of Elks, and vice-president of the Mae H. Jackson Past Grand Daughter Rulers Circle of Connecticut. For the past several years, Debbie has also been a Special Deputy for the New England State Daughters of Elks. Left to honor her memory and cherish her legacy, are her three children; Melissa Langey (Curtis) of GA, Tonya Goodman (Jerry), and Reese Blathers (Darryl) both of Waterbury, her two brothers, Terry Spencer of Virginia and Michael Spencer of New Haven; seven grandchildren; Jerry (LJ) Goodman Jr, Deja Martin, Janelle Goodman, Terrell Miller, Jayden Goodman, Roshana Blathers, and Augustus (PJ) Bailey, three great grandchildren; Jeremiah Goodman, Zay’Air Iglesias, and Zhi’Lon Trimmier as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends, and her lifetime friends the “Golden Girls”- Stephanie Sapp-Dean, Denise Perry-Lowe, Emma Williams. Debbie was pre-deceased by her husband, Francis (Frank) Matthews and siblings; Gwendolyn Spencer, Laverne Smith, John Keith Smith and Curtis Smith. Funeral services for Mrs. Matthews will be held on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church, 137 Pearl Street, Waterbury, CT 06704. Burial will follow in New Pine Grove Cemetery 850 Meridian Rd Waterbury, Connecticut 06705. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Debra’s family on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024, at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Care has been honored to assist the Matthews family during this difficult time. Loving kindness is always welcome, and it only takes a moment to offer a message of condolence or words of comfort or share a memory of someone important to you with your family and friends. Please visit the funeral home’s tribute page at www.caseyfunerals.com to do so."

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James J. Velezis

Jun 06, 1930 - Feb 22, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

James J. Velezis“Loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather”Dimitri Velezis, 93, of Waterbury, entered into the