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Michael Castiglione

Jul 13, 1941 - Nov 27, 2023

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Branford, CT

In Branford, CT, Michael (Mikey) Castiglione, 82, passed away peacefully November 22, 2023, at Hospice in Branford. Born in New Haven, he lived in Northford for the early part of his life and since 1968 he resided with his late wife Elaine of 57 years in Branford. He was the son of the late Salvatore and Nelle Castiglione of Northford. He is survived by sons Jason Michael Castiglione, (Kristen) of West Lake, FL and Marc Jon Castiglione, (Anna) of Branford, CT; sisters Elaine Mandy and Roberta F...Read More

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Jean Beverly Gerrity

Dec 01, 1936 - Mar 01, 2024

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Branford, CT

Jean Beverly Gerrity 1936-2024 Jean Beverly Gerrity, 87 years old, passed away at The Connecticut Hospice, Branford March 1, 2024. She courageously battled cancer for the last 8 years with great care from The Yale Medical Cancer Center at Smilow. She faced this illness with a positive attitude often attending her chemo sessions requesting a seat by the nurses’ station to keep up with the local “buzz.” Jean (Zaccaria) Gerrity was born on December 1, 1936 in Bridgeport, CT to Alfonso Zaccaria and Ann (Piccirillo) Zaccaria. She graduated from Bassick High School in Bridgeport, CT where she was captain of the Cheerleading Squad. She was a highly respected and successful Realtor for over 35 years with the memorable tag line “You Know Me…I Know the Shoreline.” For more than half those years, she (“the bad cop”) was part of the Mother-Daughter real estate duo with Pam Kadamus (“the good cop”) of The Gerrity & Kadamus Team. She was known by her colleagues as “quick witted, amazing sense of humor and a real estate warrior.” Prior to becoming a Realtor, she worked at Gloria Stevens in Guilford, CT living her best life where she was a well-loved instructor and award-winning Manager. Jean is predeceased by her long-time companion Tom Marone, her sister Eleanor Roballey, her brother Leonard Zaccaria, her infant daughter Melissa, granddaughter Aja Gerrity. She is survived by her sister Roseann Podrasky of Simsbury, CT and brother Alfonso Zaccaria of Tampa, FL, her children Jamison “Jamie” Gerrity of Madison, CT and her daughter Pamela Gerrity Kadamus and son in-law David Kadamus of Madison, CT. Lovingly known as “G-Ma” by her grandkids, she leaves behind her grandson Jameson Tan Gerrity, granddaughters Taylor Dolan and Lyndsay Dolan, Katie (Alex), Laura (Yves), Erin (Matt) and DJ (Maddie) and 6 great-grandchildren and her loyal dog Bear. In her earlier years, Jean was an avid traveler. Her adventurous side included hot air ballooning, white water rafting, parasailing, family trip to Italy and the Netherlands where her son was stationed while in the Air Force. Calling hours to celebrate Jean’s life will be on Thursday March 7, 2024 from 5pm to 7pm at the Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Road, Madison CT, A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024 at 11:00 am in St. Margaret Church 24 Academy St. Madison, CT 06443. Jean touched countless lives with her infectious sense of humor and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting in Jean’s name the Yale Medical Cancer Center at Smilow or The Connecticut Hospice, Branford, C

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Helen E. Dean

Jun 18, 1939 - Feb 29, 2024

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Branford, CT

Helen E. Dean of New Haven CT transitioned into eternal life on Thursday, February 29, 2024 in Branford, CT.

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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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