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George Hajjar

Aug 11, 1933 - Dec 05, 2023

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Waterbury, CT

WATERBURY, CTReverend George David Hajjar"Local businessman, Roman Catholic Deacon, Loving father, grandfather, great grandfather & lifetime Waterburian"Deacon George D. Hajjar, 90, a life-time resident of Waterbury, was reunited with his beloved wife of 68 years, the late Dolores B. (Bucci) Hajjar on December 5, 2023. George passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. George was born in Waterbury on August 11, 1933, son of the late David and Martha (Nejame) Hajjar. For ...Read More

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Rose Marie Panaccione

Sep 02, 1931 - Feb 29, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

Beloved Teacher and FriendRose Marie Panaccione, born in Waterbury, CT on September 2, 1931, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on February 29, 2024 at the age of 92. Rose received her Teaching Degree from Southern Connecticut State College in 1954 along with her Master’s Degree in Education from Fairfield University in 1959. She started teaching First Grade at Washington School on Baldwin Street in 1954 where she retired 38 years later in June of 1992. Through the years, she taught an estimated 700 students who brought her much joy to see learn and grow. During her teaching career, Rose was an active participant in many organizations including the Waterbury Teacher’s Association, Waterbury Retired Teachers’ Association, National Education Association, American Association of University Women, Connecticut Education Association, “The Good Chair” at Washington School, Representative of Washington School Teachers, and temporary Acting Principal at Washington School.Rose was a lifetime parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Church where she was an active member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Auxiliary and was an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. Rose was a woman of great faith, kindness and compassion and truly loved by countless people. When she was not busy with her many professional activities, she loved reading, traveling, and cooking for all of her loved ones. Though she enjoyed her many travels throughout the world, time spent at the shore was truly a favorite.Daughter of the late Ernest and Maria Panaccione, Rose is survived by her loving sister, Anna M. Panaccione of Waterbury, and the countless friends and family members by whom she was cherished and will be greatly missed.Her family wishes to thank her wonderful caregivers who brought comfort and laughter to her during her illness. Rose was a very special woman who was admired and adored by those who knew her. Friends are invited to call from 9:00 am – 10:00 am at Maiorano Funeral Home, 95 Willow St., Waterbury on Monday, March 4, 2024. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am at Our Lady of Lourdes Church and her interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery immediately following the Mass. Donations in Rose’s memory can be made to Our Lady of Lourdes, 309 South Main St., Waterbury, CT 06706 or to St. Vincent de Paul Mission of Waterbury Shelter, 114 Benedict St., Waterbury, CT 06706. For additional information, to sign the online guestbook, or to leave online condolences for the family, please visit www.maioranofuneralhome.com.

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Irma J. Swain-Mays

Apr 13, 1936 - Feb 28, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

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Vilma Santopietro

Jul 05, 1929 - Feb 29, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

Waterbury, CTVilma Santopietro“Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother”Mrs. Vilma (Valletta) Santopietro, 94, of Waterbury, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 29, 2024 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Donald J. Santopietro.Vilma was born in Waterbury on July 5, 1929, daughter of the late Joseph and Rosalie (Grillo) Valletta. She attended local schools having graduated from Leavenworth High School. She started her long culinary career with her husband Donald with a hot dog stand on Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury. They moved on to open Sandys Restaurant in the same area of Thomaston Avenue later adding Sandy’s Catering starting in the basement. Ultimately, they expanded to the banquet facility “The Castilian Room” which they successfully ran for many years until their retirement. Vilma was a very accomplished baker, and she designed and created all the wedding cakes for the banquet hall customers. She eventually saw a need for a reliable source of bridal accessories and favors so, she opened her first gift shop called the Stone House Gift Shop, which quickly outgrew that location and thus expanded into the all-inclusive Vilma’s Gift Shoppe.Vilma was a member of the Red Hat Society and the daughters of Rebekah. She loved traveling, especially to Italy. She was interested with flying airplanes and studied for her pilot’s license. Having made it all the way to her final solo flight which she chose not to complete. Vilma loved spending time with her close-knit family and was a proud and devoted homemaker and mother amongst all her other accomplishments. She loved to travel and visited many locations in Europe and the far east, but her favorite place by far, was Italy. She will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.Vilma leaves to honor and cherish her memory; two daughters, Julie Cardoso and her husband Augie of Plymouth and Donna Bryk of Waterbury; a son, Alan J. Santopietro and his fiancé Danyale Hubbard of Waterbury with whom she lived; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Santopietro of Vernon; two sisters, Maria Mikletonas of Prospect and Diane Gule of Thomaston; eight grandchildren, Lisa Breton and her husband Kevin of Waterbury, Anthony Cardoso and his wife Jessica of Cuddebackville, NY, Clarissa Santopietro and her wife Erica of East Haven, Kara Santopietro and her husband Saul Lopez of Clinton, Elizabeth Johnson and her husband Matthew of Newington, Alyssa Shultz and her husband Richard, Jr. of East Haven, Caitlin Pavone and her husband Dylan of East Haven, and Bianca Zacharias of North Haven; ten great grandchildren, Kaiya Breton, Joseph Breton, Ethan Lopez, Gianna Lopez, Orion Kirby, Rowan Johnson, Nik Shultz, Liam Shultz, Griffin Cardoso, and Arden Cardoso. She was predeceased by; a son, Anthony J. Santopietro; a son-in-law, Anthony E. Bryk; a sister, Loretta Valletta; and a brother Daniel Valletta.Arrangements: At Vilma’s request all arrangements will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home 430 Chase Parkway has been entrusted with Vilma’s arrangements.Memorial contributions can be made in Vilma’s memory to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital501 St. Jude PlaceMemphis, TN 38105 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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Juan C. Jorge

Jun 25, 1983 - Feb 25, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

Waterbury – Juan C. Jorge, 40, passed away at his home on Sunday, February 25. Juan was born June 25, 1983, in Waterbury, son of Carmen Soto of Waterbury and the late Juan B. Jorge. Raised in Waterbury he attended local schools and was a graduate of Crosby High School and attended Porter and Chester Institute. He had been employed by UPS for many years. In addition to his mother, he is survived by four brothers, Jorge Astacio of Waterbury, Miguel Astacio of MA, Alfredo Astacio of Waterbury and Juan E. Jorge of Waterbury; two sisters, Rosa Sanabria of PR and Iris Astacio of Waterbury and many nieces and nephews, including Aileen Perna (Cruz) and Benjamin Medina.

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Francisco Mattie

Nov 19, 1979 - Feb 24, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

"WATERBURY - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Francisco Mattie, beloved son, father, grandfather, and friend. Francisco was born on November 19, 1979, and tragically left us on February 24, 2024. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Francisco was a hard worker throughout his life, always determined to provide for his family. He had a passion for dirt bikes and quads, finding joy in the thrill of the open road and the freedom they brought. Francisco had a huge heart and a deep love for animals, often seen caring for and rescuing those in need. His kindness and compassion touched the lives of many. The loss of Francisco leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew him. His memory will live on as a testament to his resilience, dedication, and love for his family and friends. We will forever cherish the moments shared and the impact he made on our lives. Left behind to cherish his memory are his parents, Rose and Tony Pereira, his sons Devin and Nicholus Mattie, his two grandmothers Marie D’Alesio and Caridad Pereira, several Aunts \u0026amp; Uncles, and his two adoring grandchildren, Sierra Rose and Sarina Rose Mattie. Francisco also leaves behind several cousins, nieces, and nephews who held a special place in his heart. Rest in peace, Francisco. You will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives you touched. Funeral services for Mr. Mattie will be private and held at the convenience of his family. Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Care 1987 East Main St. Waterbury has been honored to assist the Mattei and Pereira families during this most 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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Carmen Perucci

Aug 28, 1953 - Feb 27, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

Carmen Perucci, 70, of Waterbury, CT died peacefully on February 27th at St. Mary’s Hospital after a prolonged illness. He was born in Waterbury, moved to Prospect, and subsequently resided in Waterbury until his death. A devoted friend, he was loved and respected by everyone who came to know him. Carmen was preceded in death by his parents Otello and Lillian Perucci, and both his sister Cynthia Perucci Anzalone and a twin brother Dominic Perucci. He is survived by two nephews and a niece. After graduating from Sacred Heart High School, he attended Southern CT State University where he majored in political science. After completing college, he was employed by several manufacturing companies as an industrial engineer. He was a friend, confidant, and mentor to the many people with whom he came in contact. Carmen was an individual of high integrity. He was an avid reader, hiker, traveler and remained interested in national politics and social issues his entire life. His interest in international cuisine was a source of many interesting and fun-filled evenings. He was a selfless person whose passing leaves a void in the hearts of the friends he leaves behind. His ability to sacrifice, support, forgive, and love will be forever engrained in everyone who made his acquaintance. A celebration of life will be held in the near future. Prospect Memorial/ The Palmerie Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to share your favorite memories and condolences on Carmen’s Tribute Wall on this website. To to the family or in memory of Carmen Percucci, please

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Ronald Peter Mucci

Apr 17, 1940 - Feb 25, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

Waterbury-Ronald Peter Mucci, age 83, passed away unexpectedly Sunday February 25, 2024 at Waterbury Hospital. He was born in Waterbury, CT on April 17, 1940, son of the late Adolpho and Mary (Tata) Mucci. Ron was a lifelong Waterbury resident, attended local Schools, and had retired from Waterbury Tag Company after many years of service. He enjoyed movies, his family, and holiday dinners. He leaves his nieces and nephews to cherish his memory; Lawrence Mucci and his wife Gale, Lorraine Mucci Lanese and her husband James, Marianne Mucci Feledy and her husband Marc, and Phillip Mucci; and many great nieces and great nephews. Ron was predeceased by his brothers Raymond and Rudolph. All services will be private and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. To send an on-line condolence, share a memory, or view the entire obituary, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck, is assisting the family with arrangements. To to the family or in memory of Ronald Peter Mucci, please

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Anthony J. Ferrone

Oct 08, 1964 - Feb 25, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

"Loving husband, father, and grandfather WATERBURY – It is with profound sorrow and broken hearts that the family of Anthony J. Ferrone, age 59, of Waterbury, announce his unexpected passing on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Waterbury Hospital. He was the husband of Joy (Robinofsky) Ferrone. Tony was born October 8th, 1964, in Holyoke MA, the son of the late Henry and Grace (Ferruci) Ferrone. He was raised in Waterbury, where he graduated from both Sacred Heart Grammar School and High School. Tony held various positions with several manufacturing companies throughout the Waterbury area most recently as a machine operator at Durco Manufacturing. Tony enjoyed bowling and was a member of Perrillo’s bowling league and was an avid sports fan. He was a devout Boston Redsox and UConn Huskies fan and closely followed and rooted for the Denver Nuggets and Denver Broncos. What brought the greatest joy to Tony was spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to know and love him. Left to honor his legacy and cherish his memory beside his wife, Joy of 16 years, are his children, John Ferrone and his wife Ashley of OK; Daniel Ferrone of FL, his step children Galen Dubey of Waterbury, Michelle Dubey-Fontanez and her husband Eliezer of FL and Carrie Ann Palermo of CT. He also leaves his brother, Joseph Ferrone of Waterbury and his grandchildren Olivia, Felicia, Noah, Greg Jr, Dominque, Chanele, and Eli as well as his fur baby, Max the cat. He was predeceased by his son, Anthony Ferrone Jr. Funeral Services for Mr. Ferrone will be held on Monday, March 4th, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. from Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 1987 East Main St. Waterbury to the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception 74 West Main St Waterbury to celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Tony’s family on Monday morning from 8:30 a.m. until leaving for the Basilica at 9:30 a.m. To honor Tony’s memory and in lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Foundation would be greatly appreciated by his family. 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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Lucy Frances DeLorenzo

Dec 10, 1955 - Feb 10, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

Waterbury, CT Lucy Frances DeLorenzo, 68, died February 10, 2024. Lucy was born December 10, 1955 in Waterbury, CT a daughter of the late John and Lois (Beardmore) DeLorenzo. Lucy lived in Waterbury all of her life and she retired from the United States Postal Service. Lucy is survived by her son, Francis Bonacassio, Jr.; her grandsons, Anthony Ferraiolo, Stephen Sorbo and Kayden Sorbo; her sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and cousins. Lucy was predeceased by her son, Stephen J. Sorbo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:00am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 785 Highland Avenue, Waterbury. Everyone attending is kindly asked to meet directly at church. Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. Calling hours are Friday from 5:00-7:00pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck.

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Jim "Byrd" Edmonds

Jun 14, 1951 - Jan 30, 2024

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Waterbury, CT

Jim “Byrd” Edmonds Loving husband, son, brother, uncle & great uncle Naugatuck, CT Jim “Byrd” Edmonds, 72, husband of Barbara (Schwartz) Edmonds, died peacefully on January 30, 2024 at Waterbury Hospital. Byrd was born June 14, 1951 in Waterbury, CT a son of the late Thomas F. and Betty (Solie) Edmonds. A lifelong Naugatuck resident, Byrd graduated from St. Francis Grammar School and Naugatuck High School, Class of 1969. He then attended New Haven College for Law Enforcement. Byrd worked in various drinking establishments in town, with his “home” being the Long Meadow Café. He also worked at Risdon Manufacturing and Uniroyal and before retiring he worked for 20 years at Platt Brothers in Waterbury. Byrd always had a smile and a story to share, like the time he beat Wilt Chamberlain playing poker. He had many interests, his beloved Miami Dolphins, the Kentucky Derby, music, Misquamicut vacations and he loved to play in the summer softball leagues. He attended the original Woodstock and his favorite music was The Kinks, Zombies, Billy Carrington and most of all Jimmy Buffett. He would wake up early on vacations and walk the beach, then the fun would start. In addition to Barbara, his loving wife of 24 years, Byrd is survived by his brother and sister in law, Thomas E. and Claudette Edmonds of Prospect, CT; his sister and brother in law, Jane and Scott Thompson of Plainfield, CT; his sister, Lori Ramos of San Diego, CA; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to his parents, Byrd was predeceased by his buddy, Virgil. Barb and Byrd were able to check a few things off of their bucket list, the most memorable ones being attending the 2004 Kentucky Derby and in 2021 visiting Key West. Thank you Jamie! In Byrd’s own words, and with a couple from Jimmy Buffett, “Attitude Adjustment” and “Fins Up”. Family and friends will gather to honor and celebrate Byrd’s life on Saturday, February 3, 2024 from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. In lieu of flowers and to honor Byrd’s love of animals, donations are requested to Animals for Life, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT 06770.

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