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James Freeman Sr

Aug 13, 1937 - Nov 21, 2023

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Meriden, CT

James T Freeman Sr, 86 of Meriden, CT, passed peacefully in Conway, SC on November 21st 2023 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born in Milton, MA on August 13th 1937, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Gertrude C Freeman. After graduating from Hyde Park High School, he moved to Meriden, CT where he lived for 65 years. Jim worked as a draftsman for Pratt & Whitney for over 50 years, and served in the Marine Corps Reserve for 8 years. He was an avid Boston sports fan followi...Read More

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Dolores M. Berube

Dec 19, 1931 - Feb 23, 2024

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Meriden, CT

ANSONIA: Dolores M. Berube, age 92, entered eternal rest on February 23, 2024, at the Connecticut Baptist Home in Meriden. She was the beloved wife of Joseph L. Berube Sr. Dolores was born in New Haven on December 19, 1931, daughter of the late Nunzio and Philomena Aitro Ardito. She was a longtime resident of Ansonia before moving to Oakview Apartments in North Haven ten years ago. Dolores was employed as a receptionist for Curtis-Ryan Honda in Shelton for many years, until her retirement. She was an avid reader who loved Danielle Steel books the most, reading well over two hundred of them. Dolores also enjoyed playing cards and bingo with her friends at Oakview. In addition to her husband Joseph, Dolores leaves to cherish her memory, sons, Joseph L. Berube Jr. (Linda) of Ansonia and Arthur E. Berube (Sheryl) of East Haven, grandson, Joseph L. Berube III (Danielle) and two great-grandchildren, Joseph L. Berube IV and Claire Berube of Oxford, two step-grandchildren, Jennifer Millea (Angelo DiLorenzo) of Derby and Danny Millea (Kate) of Woodland Hills, CA, step-great-grandchildren, Gianna, Remo and Angelo DiLorenzo, James, and Molly Millea along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Gaetano, Charles, Ernest, Anthony, Peter and John Ardito and sisters, Ann Laspino, Concetta Turro, and Louise Perrotti. The family would like to thank the staff at Connecticut Baptist Homes for providing her with such loving care. Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family and pay their respects on Wednesday morning, February 28, 2024, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the chapel of SPINELLI-RICCIUTI FUNERAL HOME, 62 Beaver Street in Ansonia. At noon, a prayer service in celebration of Dolores’s life will take place with Reverend Jeffrey Gubbiotti officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Saint Peter Cemetery in Derby. Contributions in Dolores’s memory may be made directly to: Connecticut Library for Accessible Books, formerly, the Connecticut State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at https://ctstatelibrary.org. To sign Dolores’s guestbook or share a memory, please visit, www.spinelliricciutifh.com.

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Matthew C. Dominello, Sr.

Dec 04, 1930 - Feb 21, 2024

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Meriden, CT

Matthew C. Dominello, Sr., beloved husband of the late Helen (Palardy) Dominello, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, surrounded by his family.  He was predeceased by his wife Helen with whom he shared 59 wonderful years.Born on December 4, 1930, he was the son of the late Italian immigrants, Salvatore P. and Theresa (Barillaro)  Dominello. He had resided in Meriden his entire life, attended local schools  and had graduated from Wilcox Technical High School.  Matt served in the U.S. Marine Corps, as a Corporal, during the Korean War.Mr. Dominello and his late wife Helen owned and operated a small corner market, Dominello’s Superette. Matt and Helen, together with their 4 children ran the store as a family.  Many of the younger customers would be seen gathering around the counter telling tales and asking for advice about life from Matt. Some endearingly called him “Mr. Dom” or " Uncle Matt.”He later worked as a Supervisor for the state of CT, Division of Special Revenue.  After his retirement, he worked as a Constituent Services Aide for Congressman Jim Maloney, Congressman Chris Murphy, and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty. He had dedicated his life to helping others through his political service, his leadership positions in local government, his active involvement in service clubs, providing assistance, especially for individuals with special needs, educators, veterans, and senior citizens.Matt served as Mayor of the City of Meriden from 1981 to 1983.  He was first elected to the City Council in 1976 and served in that capacity for over 30 years.  He had the distinction of serving as Deputy Mayor under five administrations.  Matt served on several committees throughout his political career.Matt was the recipient of the Hall of Fame of award in 2011. This award was established to be  given to individuals who have distinguished themselves in their professional and private lives and in doing so have brought honor to the city of Meriden.  As a life member and President of the Civitan Club and first recipient of the “Civitan of the Year” award, he worked to raise funds for the John J. Nerden Camp. In 2010, Matt received the Shining Star Award from the Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce in recognition for his outstanding service to the City of Meriden.Matt was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and served as a Eucharistic Minister for several years. He is survived by his children, Matthew C. Dominello, Jr. and his wife, Pam, Carl Dominello and his wife, Tanyja, Anne (Dominello) Kasinskas and her husband, Clem, and John Dominello and his wife Corey; 8 grandchildren Michael Dominello and his wife Jaclyn, Nicholas Dominello and his wife, Meghan; Sam and Lauren Dominello, Alex and Jacqueline Kasinskas, and Zak and Pepper Dominello; sister-in-law, Carol Palardy and brother-in-law, Stanley Sudol and several nieces and nephews. In addition to being predeceased by his wife, Helen and his grandson, Matthew C. Dominello, III,  Matt was predeceased by 14 brothers and sisters including, his twin sister, Gloria, George Dominello, Sr., Vincent Dominello, Yolanda Canalia, Salvatore Dominello, Lucille Dominello, and Mafalda Summers.We are grateful for the love and support from his good friends and former special caregivers, Diane and Gerri.The family expresses gratitude to all of the staff at Southington Care Center who provided patience, compassion, and excellent care for him and our family.Family and friends will be invited to attend a Memorial Mass/Celebration of Life at Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 109 Goodwill Avenue, Meriden, CT 06451 to be announced at a later date. There will be no calling hours and burial is private.  Arrangements are under the direction of  John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St. Meriden, CT.In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish,109 Goodwill Avenue, Meriden, CT 06451, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or  John J. Nerden RTC  Camp “A Special Camp for Special People” PO Box 2617, Meriden, CT 06450.

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Judith Frances Skinner

Oct 30, 1945 - Feb 16, 2024

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Meriden, CT

Judith Frances (Salonia) Skinner, 78, of East Hampton, beloved wife of the late Wayne Skinner passed away Friday Feb. 16th at Midstate Medical Center in Meriden, CT. Born Oct. 30, 1945 in Middletown, she was the beloved daughter of the late Sebastian and Lucy (Gallitto) Salonia. Judie grew up in Middletown but lived most of her life in East Hampton. She had worked as a bookkeeper for Cobalt Lodge until her retirement. She is survived by her sons Todd Skinner and his wife Nina of Glastonbury, Todd Skinner of Cromwell. She is also survived by her beloved sister Mary Lou Drewry and husband Robert of East Hampton, sisters-in-law Doreen Benoit and Donna Mitchell, and her two grandchildren Sarah and Ryan Skinner. She also leaves her very special nieces, great nieces and great nephew. She was predeceased by her husband Wayne and her son Michael. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Thursday Feb. 29th at 11:00AM in St. Sebastian Church in Middletown followed by burial in CT. State Veteran’s Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com. To to the family or in memory of Judith Frances (Salonia) Skinner, please

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Angelina Bertoldo

Nov 08, 1932 - Feb 19, 2024

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Meriden, CT

Angelina Bertoldo, 91, loving wife of the late Giovanni Bertoldo, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 19, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, February 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, CT 06450. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish, Mt. Carmel Church, 109 Goodwill Ave, Meriden, CT 06451. Entombment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery Mausoleum. A full obituary will be posted at a later date. For online condolences, please visit jferryfh.com.

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Rose C. DeMichele

Dec 13, 1928 - Feb 17, 2024

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Meriden, CT

Rose C. DeMichele, 95, wife of the late Dominic A. DeMichele, went to be with the lord on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at hospice at MidState Medical Center after a brief illness. Born at home in Yalesville, CT on December 13, 1928, she was the daughter of the late John and Victoria Cerrato. She had resided in Meriden her entire life and began her family there. She was employed by Pratt & Whitney. She retired from Southern CT State University purchasing department. She was affiliated with St. Rose of Lima in Meriden. Rose was an entrepreneur. She loved golfing and in 2009, she got a hole in one at the Miners Golf Course in Meriden.  She loved karaoke, John Wayne movies, bowling, with an unofficial 300 game, but gardening was her passion.  She is survived by her daughter Teresa Daly and her son-in-law Peter; her two grandsons, Michael Greco and Tony Greco and her son-in-law Gerald Greco. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Victoria, her brothers Frank Cerrato of Wallingford and Raymond Cerrato of Wallingford and Caroline Zalenski of Cheshire. Time and date of a memorial service is yet to be determined and will be at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, CT 06450. For online condolences, please visit jferryfh.com.  

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Delmariz Matiaz

Aug 22, 1987 - Feb 15, 2024

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Meriden, CT

Delmariz “Gorda” Matiaz, 36, wife to her high school sweetheart Luis M. Adorno, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at MidState Medical Center. Born in Meriden on August 22, 1987, she was the daughter of Victor Matiaz and Amparo Villanueva. A lifelong Meriden resident, she graduated from Maloney High School, class of 2005. Delmariz was a loving and caring wife, mother, daughter, and aunt who loved spending time with her family. She had a sweet tooth and loved baking. She loved music and was known for being kindhearted with a little bit of feistiness. Delmariz loved being a twin and her world revolved around her twin sister. Besides her husband, mother and father, she is survived by her two sons, Joniel Luis Adorno and Miguel Luis Adorno; her five sisters, Claribeth Bonilla, Jannelys Bonilla, Ines Beniquez, Jennifer Matiaz, and Melissa Matiaz and her two brothers, Arnaldo Lopez and Brian Matiaz. She is also survived by her grandmothers Claricia Gonzalez and Lucy Matiaz and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by her twin sister, Damaris “Flaca” Matiaz. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, February 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, CT 06450. A funeral ceremony will follow at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit jferryfh.com.         

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Ronald Judson Steinmetz

Dec 25, 1937 - Feb 18, 2024

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Meriden, CT

Ronald Judson Steinmetz, 86, of Meriden, CT, formerly of Trumbull, CT, passed away at home on Sunday, February 18, 2024. He was the beloved husband of Elva L. Steinmetz of 38 years.Ronald was born in Bridgeport, December 25, 1937, a son of the late Judson Hall and Helen (Barthelmess) Steinmetz. He graduated from Milford High School in 1955 and enlisted in the U.S. Army and honorably served his country from 1956 to 1959. Ronald then began a 30-year career at I.B.M. where he worked as a Field Tech Engineer until his retirement. In addition to his wife Elva, he is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Steinmetz of Meriden, and her children: Chasity Sands and her husband Donald of Southington, Amber Galaske and her fiancé Zack Goodrich of Southington, and Ronald Judson Galaske of Meriden; his daughter, Jennifer Haisley of Katy, TX, and her children: Eric K. Haisley and his wife Shannon of Southbury, and Lee Demers of Newtown; his son, James L. Haisley and his wife Patricia, and their children: Justin, Kyle and Jackie Haisley of Wallingford. He is also survived by his great grandchildren, Ellis and Logan Sands, Charlotte Galaske and Ella Rae Goodrich of Southington, and Harley, Gryffin and Declan Haisley of Southbury; his cousins, William Barthelmess and his wife Debbie of Woodbury, Dale Steinmetz and his wife Winann of Milford, and Joan Testa and her husband Louis of Naugatuck; his sister-in-law, Margo Dudas of Southbury; his brother-in-law, Raymond Corey of Clifton Park, NY; and numerous cousins and friends.Ronald was predeceased by his daughter, Lisa E. Steinmetz; and his cousins, Kent Barthelmess and Richard Bennett.Funeral services will be private and are under the direction of The Wallingford Funeral Home.www.wallingfordfh.com

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Miguel Acevez Barba

Jul 20, 1938 - Feb 17, 2024

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Meriden, CT

Miguel Acevez Barba, 85, husband of the late Jovita Ulloa, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 17, 2024. He was the son of the late Pablo Aceves and the late Berenice Barba. Miguel was an agricultural farmer for 64 years until his retirement and was a member of Saint Rose of Lima Church in Meriden, CT. Miguel was many things to many people. He was a great father and a very hard worker. Always friendly, honest, and kind. He loved to play cards, spend time at the casinos, and watch rooster fights. Miguel also loved his music, mostly mariachis.He leaves behind two daughters; Norma Elizabeth Acevez and her husband Adrian, and Maria Guillermina Acevez and her husband Efren; six sons, Miguel Angel Acevez and his wife Martha Ruiz, Pablo Acevez and his wife Livier, Saul Acevez, Oscar Acevez and his wife Ana Isabel, Hugo Alberto Acevez and his wife Gisela Gonzalez, and Abel Acevez and his wife Jaqueline. He is also survived by twenty-four grandchildren, Isaac, Jacqueline, Kathy, Miguel, Edgar, Oscar, Saul, David, Alejandro, Valeria, Sandy, Adrian, Fernando, Oscar, Brian, Isabella, Christopher, Kasandra, Nalleli, Miguel, Daniel, Diana, Pablo, and Mariana; twelve great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rosa Acevez, Nazaria Acevez, and Berenice Acevez; as well as many nieces and nephews. Miguel was predeceased by his three sisters, Dolores, Amalia, and Carolina Acevez, and his brother Pedro Acevez. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 19, 2024, at 7 P.M, at St. Rose of Lima Church, 35 Center Street, Meriden, CT, 06450. Everywhere is asked to meet directly at church. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours the next night, Tuesday, February 20th, from 4 to 7 P.M., at The John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden, CT, 06450. Burial will take place in Mexico. For online condolences, please visit jferryfh.com

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Barbara G. Cornell

Mar 26, 1931 - Feb 16, 2024

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Meriden, CT

Barbara G. Cornell passed away, Friday, February 16, 2024 at Midstate Medical Center after a brief illness.Born on March 26, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Arthur & Agnes Gaboury of Lincoln, R.I. Barbara was the loving wife of the late Ronald E. Cornell Sr. to whom she was married for 57 years. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Gaboury, her son John, and is survived by her sister Marcia Larsen and her brother Paul Gaboury. In 1953 Barbara and Ron moved to their new home in Meriden, CT on Sagamore Rd. where they raised five children, Ronald E. Cornell Jr., Karen Stigliano, John A. Cornell, Christopher Cornell, and Paula Sicuranza. Barbara also had 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Barbara had a very successful career in real estate working as an agent for the Lynwood Agency for many years and then The Home Store. Even in retirement real estate was in her blood as she actively watched market trends. In their retirement years Barbara & Ron enjoyed Winters at their home in Key Largo, FL and spent many Summers at Camp Dennen in MA. Barbara had a long retirement and was very active in a number of endeavors. She volunteered at the soup kitchen in Meriden, regularly swam at the YMCA in Wallingford, was President of the Widow & Widowers Club, and loved to play Bridge. She regularly attended the Senior Centers in both Wallingford and Meriden. Calling hours and a memorial service will be held at the Meriden Memorial Funeral Home 450 Broad St. Meriden, Thursday February 22, 2024, from 11AM to 1PM. At 12:30 PM a brief service will be held at the funeral home where family members will memorialize Barbara. At the request of the family, burial will be private.Barbara will be interred with her late husband at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gypsy Lane, Meriden. At the conclusion of the memorial service all are invited to celebrate

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Starr Sarrazin

Dec 21, 1963 - Feb 14, 2024

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Meriden, CT

Starr Sarrazin, 60, of Meriden, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 following a valiant battle with cancer. She was born in St. Petersburg, FL on December 21, 1963, a daughter of the late Carl Tillbrook and the late Karen DeFazio.Starr worked for Voya Financial as an ERISA Consultant for many years. She was an avid cross stitch master, an amazing cookie artist, she loved working in her gardens and cooking alongside The Barefoot Contessa. Starr loved to travel, the beach, hosting events for her family and friends and walking her beloved dog, Blossom at Hubbard Park. Starr is survived by her beloved partner in life, Chris Dougan of Meriden; her son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Jennifer Sarrazin of Southington; her sisters, Nicole (Donna) Valenti-Tillbrook of Warwick, RI and Erica (Jesse) Rogers of Ocala, FL; and her honorary sister, Andrea (Allen) Atkins of Meriden; as well as numerous extended relatives and many cherished friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her stepfather, Rusty DeFazio. Her family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., on Monday, February 19th from 4:00 – 7:00pm. Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 20th at 11:00am, directly at St. John Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Ave., Meriden. Burial in Gethsemane Cemetery will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Franciscan Life Center, 271 Finch Avenue, Meriden, CT 06451 to support their Hospice program. www.wallingfordfh.com

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