Sep 17, 1927 - Dec 06, 2023
Nov 19, 1979 - Feb 24, 2024
"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"
Aug 28, 1953 - Feb 27, 2024
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
Ronald Peter Mucci
Apr 17, 1940 - Feb 25, 2024
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
Anthony J. Ferrone
Oct 08, 1964 - Feb 25, 2024
"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."
Lucy Frances DeLorenzo
Dec 10, 1955 - Feb 10, 2024
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.
Jim "Byrd" Edmonds
Jun 14, 1951 - Jan 30, 2024
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.
Barbara Joan Sheedy
May 13, 1942 - Jan 22, 2024
Waterbury, CT The Honorable Barbara Joan "B.J." Sheedy, 81, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2024 at The Village at East Farms. Born in Derby, CT, she was the daughter of Christopher Joseph Sheedy and Barbara Ellen Trant Sheedy. B.J. began her educational journey at St. Francis of Assisi Grammar School in Naugatuck followed by Naugatuck High School (Class of 1960) where she was an academic star. She delighted in being captain of the Naugatuck High School Cheerleaders and for many years thereafter would perform cartwheels upon request. B.J. was one of a few academically gifted high school seniors to be invited to UCONN at Storrs as a visiting high school scholar. She fell in love with UCONN where she completed her undergraduate degree in 1964. Upon graduation, she pursued an educational career teaching English at Amity Regional School District in Woodbridge followed by a second career in educational publishing in New York City. Motivated to press past her limits, she enrolled in the UCONN School of Law evening division in 1976 while working full time. Upon graduation from law school, she joined the law firm of Gilhooly, McGrail & Carroll in New Haven where she quickly rose in the ranks to partnership in Gilhooly, McGrail, Carroll & Sheedy. No lawyer was more devoted to the legal profession than B.J. She often worked tirelessly into the wee hours of the night preparing for depositions, hearings and trials. As a formidable adversary, B.J. assured that no opposing counsel would be better prepared than she. She was a fighter who one grateful client described as a “force to be reckoned with.” A trailblazer for women attorneys in Connecticut, she was appointed as a Superior Court Judge in 1998 when women comprised only 16 percent of the Connecticut Court Bench. She was admired by colleagues and lawyers alike as a fair, exceptionally competent and thoughtful jurist commanding respect from all who appeared in court before her. Retiring from the bench in 2012, she remained a Judge Trial Referee for several years. Always mindful of the importance of giving back to her community, she served on the board of directors of United Way and her alma mater, St. Francis of Assisi Grammar School. She established a legacy gift of college scholarships for academically gifted Naugatuck High School students in need of financial assistance. Her family was of utmost importance in her life. She lived with and cared for her mother until she passed away in 2000. She adored her many nieces, nephews and their children and was an ardent fan and cheering spectator at their many sports events. Forever a fervent UCONN Men’s and Women’s basketball and Red Sox fan, she never missed a game or the chance to watch Jim Calhoun. B.J. was a voracious reader and loved visiting her second home on Cape Cod. She will be lovingly remembered for her keen wit, generosity of spirit for family and friends, broad smile and stunning Irish blue eyes. B.J. is survived by her eight nieces and nephews: Shawn Fitzgerald (Deborah), Christopher Sheedy (Valerie), Kelly Crone (Len), Maura Fitzgerald Moccaie (Christopher), Heather Sheedy (Michael), John Sheedy (Marley), Brendan Sheedy (Denise) and Kara Sheedy (Randy); her sisters-in-law, Louise, Joyce and Patricia Sheedy, and many grand nieces and nephews. B.J. is also survived by Rosemary Giuliano, with whom she shared a beautiful friendship lasting over 40 years. Besides her mother, Barbara Ellen, to whom she was so devoted, B.J. is predeceased by her father, Christopher, her sister, Anne Fitzgerald, her twin, Gary, her brother, Christopher, twin brothers, Jerry and John, her brother-in-law, William Fitzgerald, her sister-in-law, Trudy and great nephew, Ethan John Obar. To celebrate B.J.’s extraordinary life and accomplishments, visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2024 from 4-7pm at Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 10:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. The family extends their gratitude and appreciation to the Village at East Farms, Visiting Angels and AccentCare for giving B.J. the care, dignity and grace she so deserved. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Honorable B.J. Sheedy Scholarship Fund at the Connecticut Community Foundation.
Stephanie Shenell Bell
Died : Dec 27, 2023
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
Sep 29, 1965 - Feb 22, 2024
"Devoted mother, grandmother, and sister WATERBURY – It is with profound sorrow and broken hearts that the family of Maria Rangel, age 58, of Waterbury, announce her unexpected passing on Thursday February 22, 2024 at Waterbury Hospital, Maria was born on September 29th, 1965, in the Bronx, NY, where she was raised prior to moving to Lebanon, PA, where she spent many years raising her family. Eventually, Maria moved to Waterbury to be closer to her own family. Maria was talented in many ways and enjoyed arts and crafts and decorating for the holidays, especially Halloween, which was probably her favorite holiday always going above and beyond with spooky decorations. She also had a passion for music but the happiest time of her life and what she excelled the most at was being a loving mother, grandmother, and sister. She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know and love her. Left to honor her legacy and cherish her memory are her children, Esteban Rangel, Priscilla Sandy, Crystal, and Estrella Rangel, as well as her sisters; Carmen and Beverley Pagan, Sandra Feliciano, and Zulma Feliciano. She also leaves many grandchildren and other extended family members and many friends. She was predeceased by her son, Christopher Rangel. A Memorial Gathering celebrating her life will be held on Friday, March 1st 2024 from 4 until 7 p.m. at Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 1987 East Main St, Waterbury. A prayer service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of her 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."
Mary Barbara (Ondera) Chomitz
Dec 02, 1923 - Feb 16, 2024
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