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Rafal Nogiec

Jul 30, 1976 - Oct 31, 2023

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Derby, CT

"Rafal Jan Nogiec, 47, of Derby, CT, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. Rafal was born and raised in Kolbuszowa, Poland, and emigrated to the United States in 1996, living in Wallington, NJ for 10 years, then in Stamford, CT for 16 years before settling in Derby, CT in 2022. Rafal worked as a carpenter throughout his career. He enjoyed bike riding, watching professional soccer, and spending time with his family. Rafal was a kind, loving, and caring person who filled the lives around him w...Read More

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Joseph J. Drennan

Oct 25, 1924 - Feb 17, 2024

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Derby, CT

Joseph J. Drennan of Shelton, age 99, entered into rest on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. He was born at his family home in Bayonne, New Jersey on October 25, 1924 to the late Dennis and Katherine (Finnegan) Drennan. He was the devoted husband of Rosemary (Monahan) Drennan for over 67 years, until her passing in October 2023. Joe grew up as the sixth of ten siblings in a close knit Irish Catholic family and attended St. Peter’s Preparatory High School in Jersey City. He was a World War II veteran, who served as a B29 Navigator based on the island of Tinian in the South Pacific. Upon his return to the United States, he attended Seton Hall College in New Jersey and obtained a degree in Mathematics. He worked as an actuary at the Equitable Insurance Company in New York City, where he met the love of his life and future wife, Rosemary Monahan. The couple moved to Connecticut in 1957 after Joe received a job offer from Pratt & Whitney to train as an engineer. He continued his engineering career at Avco (Textron) Lycoming, and retired after 30 years. In work and in life, Joe set an example of unwavering integrity based on a keen and compassionate moral compass. Joe was a mischievous jokester who used his sparkling blue eyes and dimples to charm everyone he met. He was a devoted family man who valued quality time with loved ones and enjoyed telling tales of his childhood and early marriage. He had a playful sense of humor and his jokes never failed to crack a smile. Joe knew how to maintain a work-life balance before that was a popular concept. He had fun playing bridge, pinochle, cribbage, and poker and taught any interested family member how to join in. He enjoyed singing and whistling and used to sing classic patriotic songs to his children as they fell asleep. Joe loved to dance and could be seen leading Rosemary to the dance floor at every wedding and party. He was a lover of mystery novels, crosswords, maps, and puttering in the backyard with his golf club. In his retirement, Joe and Rosemary had many travelling adventures together where he could always be spotted with his signature flat cap and a cigar. An enthusiastic sports fan from birth, Joe passionately supported the Boston Red Sox, the New York Rangers, the New York Giants, and the UCONN women’s basketball team. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Orange Hills Country Club Lovington League, continuing to play on Tuesday evenings through 2023. Joe was a parishioner of St. Margaret Mary Church, where in earlier years he participated in the Men’s League and called bingo. He was known for enjoying olive loaf, chocolate ice cream on apple pie, bacon and black olive pizza, hard rolls, pineapple, and coffee after dinner. He is the beloved father of Joseph W. Drennan, Paul Drennan and his wife Kathleen, James Drennan and his wife Julie, and Marianne (Drennan) Jacklyn and her husband Glenn. He also leaves six cherished grandchildren: Megan Drennan (Daniel Wieczynski), Emily Drennan (Oscar Puente); Margaret Drennan-Piper (Harrison Piper), Liam Drennan (Lizzie Erickson); Casey Jacklyn and Audrey Jacklyn; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may greet the family at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, on Friday from 4 to 7 PM. On Saturday his procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St. Margaret Mary Church in Shelton. Memorial contributions are requested to the American Red Cross (www.redcross.org) Online condolences can be offered at www.riverviewfh.com.

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Richard D. Baker

Jan 25, 1934 - Feb 18, 2024

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Derby, CT

Richard D. Baker, age 90 of Derby, beloved husband of Nancy Baker, entered into peaceful rest at Griffin Hospital with his wife by his side on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Born in Iowa on January 25, 1934, he was a son of the late George and M. Ferne (McKeown) Baker. Richard left Iowa in 1956 and entered the U.S. Army, which eventually brought him to Connecticut. He was stationed at the radar division of the Nike Missile site in Shelton. After his service, he worked at several jobs, including as a security guard at Sikorsky Aircraft. He later retired with the rank of Inspector from the University of New Haven Police Department after 27 years. Richard enjoyed many years of hunting in Maine and Nova Scotia. He also loved camping, traveling home to Iowa every summer, and was proud of the fact that he was able to visit the 48 contiguous states. He was also a college basketball fan and followed the UConn Huskies and Iowa Hawkeyes. In addition to his wife, Richard also leaves his sonRichard Jr. of Roswell, GA; his daughter Judith of Ansonia, CT; his brother Raymond of Akron, IA, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his brother Robert. In keeping with Richard’s wishes, there are no calling hours.In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN or to a charity of your choice in Richard’s name. The Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church Street, Seymour is entrusted with the arrangements. Please share a memory at www.hullfh.com

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Amalia L. McVay

Apr 24, 1981 - Feb 09, 2024

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Derby, CT

BEACON FALLS, CT: Amalia L. “Amy” McVay, 42 of Beacon Falls, CT, formerly of Oxford, CT entered into eternal rest on February 9, 2024 at the Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT surrounded by her loving family. Amy was born April 24, 1981 in Derby, CT.She was the daughter of Wanda (Pacitto) and Ara Horenian of Middlebury, and of Richard and Karen McVayof Norwalk. Amy had worked in the restaurant business as a Bartender and Waitress for many years. She will be fondly remembered for her love of family and friends which were very important to her. Amy led a very active life especially with her love of Soccer as well being very good at many other sports. She enjoyed Quad riding in VT, boating and jet skiing in NY, vacations with her family, and spending every minute she could with her precious niece Payton Grace and nephew Robert Thomas. Amy will always be remembered as a hard worker, a lover of animals, a fan of the NY Giants, her infectious laugh and a smile that lit up any room she was in. In addition to her parents, Amy leaves behind her loving family which includes her sister Sara Tylinski (Matthew ) of Middlebury, her niece Payton and nephew Robert, who were her life; grand mother Bess McVay of Norwalk, Ct, Uncles: Peter Pacitto (Madeline ) of Beacon Falls, CT; Chris Pacitto (Carol) of Bristol, CT; Terry Pacitto (Julie) of Southbury, CT; Aunt: Bethany Conti (Danny) of Ansonia and Arline Conroy and family. Cousins: Jason, Jessica, Zachary, Cody, Paulie, Crystal, Tyler, Austin, Angela, Dylan, Erica , Tom, Evan, Ella, Heidi, Matt and children, Holli, Chris and children, Caitlyn, Rob, Johnny, Val, Amanda, Janet, Bart, Mia, Bart, Jenna, Bryan. She was predeceased by her Grandmother Grace Pacitto, Grandfathers Peter Pacitto, Charles McVay , Uncle John Pacitto and several cousins. Calling Hours will be Friday February 16th at the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church Street, Seymour from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. A Memorial Service in celebration of Amy’s life will immediately follow at 6:00 PM. Interment will take place at Mountain Meadows Cemetery, Seymour at the convenience of the family. Please share a memory at www.hullfh.com

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Patricia Tartura Podgorski

Jan 03, 1940 - Feb 02, 2024

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Derby, CT

"Patricia Tartura Podgorski, age 84 of Seymour, the beloved wife of the late Henry Podgorski, Jr., entered into eternal rest peacefully on Friday, February 2, 2024, at Griffin Hospital, Derby, with her dear friends by her side. Pat was born in Derby, on January 3, 1940. She was the beloved daughter of Peter and Sophie Belinsky Tartura, and was predeceased by her devoted son Richard Joseph Podgorski. Pat was a devout communicant of St. Augustine Church. She was generous, kind and caring. Pat was employed as a bank teller at the historic Seymour Trust Company for several decades. She was an avid golfer and bowler, playing in many leagues. Pat was a big fan of the UCONN Huskies basketball teams as well as the New York Yankees. She enjoyed travel, near and far, especially her visits to Disney and road trips to Foxwoods. Pat will be sadly missed by all and will remain forever in our hearts. She leaves behind a circle of lifelong caring friends who\u0027ve become family, including Jean, David \u0026amp; Nicholas Banning, Catherine Sypniewski, Dorothy Kisson \u0026amp; the extended Kisson family, Elena Miller \u0026amp; family, Lorraine Morelli, and many more. Special thanks are extended to the entire medical team and staff in the ICU at Griffin Hospital, as well as AccentCare Hospice Nurses, Mary \u0026amp; Lunie, and the gentle care from Nurse Kyle at Griffin Hospital, making her last days comfortable, not only for Pat, but for everyone who visited. The kindness bestowed upon her from every single person she encountered at Griffin Hospital has been a blessing, and just a simple “thank you” seems inadequate. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 11:00 am (Directly) at St. Augustine Church-St. Nicholas Parish, 35 Washington Ave., Seymour. Inurnment will follow in the family plot at St. Peter and St. Paul Cemetery, Derby. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Pat\u0027s memory may be made to St. Nicholas Parish, through the funeral home. The Miller-Macari Family Funeral Home, 260 Bank St. (RT. 67, across from Klarides Village) Seymour, is compassionately caring for the family of friends. To light a virtual candle or to leave on-line condolences, please visit www.millermacarifh.com."

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Sabatino Pollastro

May 21, 1939 - Feb 01, 2024

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Derby, CT

DERBY: Sabatino Pollastro, whose life stretched over two continents and nine decades and embodied the promise of America that millions yearn for, died on February 1st, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Tuoro di Caserta, Italy on May 21, 1939 to the late Gennaro and Maria (Santacroce) Pollastro, Sam came to America in July of 1961 seeking to find a better life and a loving family. He found both. Never a stranger to hard work, he always held at least two jobs to support his family, including his 41 years as the owner of Sam’s Shoe Repair. He loved working with the public and as such made many friends. He retired from the State of Connecticut in his late 70s, and his business stayed open until 2022. Sabatino held many jobs throughout his life, but the one he was most proud of was being a grandfather. He shared many “common sense” lessons and favorite sayings with his granddaughters. In addition, he skillfully and meticulously planted an extensive garden every year--which he and his former wife, Maria (Colangelo) enjoyed greatly during their years together.He is survived by his daughters, Rose DiMartino (Salvatore) and Anna Sardinskas (Stuart), his son, Sabatino Pollastro, Jr. (Sarah) and Maria Colangelo, his former wife, who cared for him in his final months in a tender act of compassion and love.He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Tessa and Jenna Pollastro, two step-grandchildren, Maddie and Ian David, his sister, Teresa Napolitano, brothers, Miguel (Giovanninia) Pollastro and Guiseppe (Guiseppina) Pollastro of Italy, sisters-in-law, Veronica Pollastro, Julia Legenos, Carmella Bartimole and Pat Colangelo and brother-in-law, John Bartimole, along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Anna (Gerald) Kinney and his brothers, Giovanni and Stefano Pollastro and brothers-in-law, Joseph Colangelo, Michael Legenos and Fred Napolitano.Family and friends are invited to greet the family and pay their respects on Monday, February 5, 2024, from 4:00-7:00 pm in the chapel of SPINELLI-RICCIUTI FUNERAL HOME, 62 Beaver Street in Ansonia. On Tuesday morning, his funeral will begin at 10:15 am from the funeral home then proceed to Holy Rosary Church, 10 Father Salemi Drive in Ansonia for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Mount Saint Peter Cemetery in Derby. Contributions in Sabatino’s memory may be made directly to the American Diabetes Association at, www.diabetes.org. To sign Sabatino’s guestbook or share a memory, please visit, www.spinelliricciutifh.com.

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Edward John Scully

Apr 05, 1930 - Jan 23, 2024

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Derby, CT

Edward John Scully, age 93, of Shelton, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at Griffin Hospital in Derby with family beside him. He was the beloved husband of the late Bernadette (Kavanagh) Scully. Edward was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 5, 1930, son of the late Edward John and Ruth (Kunz) Scully. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 28 years, retiring as a Lt. Colonel. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and later completed a second degree in Project Engineering from Oklahoma State. Edward had a long career as a Project Engineer for Sikorsky Aircraft until his retirement in 1992. He was a diehard fisherman and enjoyed traveling, watching sports, working in his yard and piloting his lawn tractor. Above all else he loved spending time with his family. He is the beloved father of Christine Cass (Jon), Patricia Scully (Michael Curtin), Kevin Scully (Raquel), Douglas Scully, Margaret Scully, and Matthew Scully (Susan). He leaves thirteen cherished grandchildren, Dylan Cass (Letty), Andrew Wagner Cass (Samantha), Matthew Cass, Mikayla Scout Curtin, Brooklyn Curtin, Piper Curtin, Grace Scully, Olivia Scully, Zachary Cyr-Scully, Alexandra Cyr-Scully, Connor Scully, Madeline Scully, and Ryan Scully, and two great-grandchildren, Wesley and Reagan Cass. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Nancy Campbell (John), and his nieces and nephews, John, Margaret Mary, Christian, and Laura. Edward was predeceased by a son, Mark Scully, and a daughter, Jennifer Scully. Friends may greet the family at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, on Sunday Jan. 28 from 2 to 5 PM. His procession will leave the funeral home on Monday at 10:30 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St. Margaret Mary Church in Shelton. Burial with full military honors will follow at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions are requested to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. Online condolences can be offered at www.riverviewfh.com.

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Donald Parker

Apr 01, 1948 - Jan 17, 2024

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Derby, CT

DONALD PARKER“Loving husband, father, brother and grandfather”Donald Parker age 75 of Waterbury passed away peacefully January 17, 2024 at Griffin Hospital in Derby Hospital. He was the loving husband of Dorothy (Marsh) Parker.Donald was born April 1, 1948 in Trumbull, a son of the late Alfred and Elizabeth (Balog) Parker. Donald worked as a truck driver for Union Camp and most recently Kimberly Clark. He was an avid bowler and Past Worshipful Master at Saint John’s Masonic Lodge # 8 in Stratford and was also a member of the Pyramid Shriners.Besides his loving wife of 52 years, he leaves his children James Parker and his wife Elizabeth of Brookfield, Jared Parker of Waterbury, a brother Gary Parker of FL., four Grandchildren Jimmy, Lauren, Dylan and Nathaniel. He was predeceased by a sister Audrey Parker and his son Jared's fiancée Chrisma Star Andriulaitis.Arrangements: A funeral service for Donald will be private and at the convenience of his family. There are no calling hours. Chase Parkway Memorial/Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, is assisting his family with arrangements.Memorial contributions may be made to:Salvation Army74 Central Ave.Waterbury, CT 06702OrAlzheimer’s Association CT Chapter200 Executive Blvd. Suite 4BSouthington, CT 06489There 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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Carole M. Madgic

Sep 06, 1936 - Jan 09, 2024

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Derby, CT

Carole M. Madgic, age 87, of Derby, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at her home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Madgic. Carole was born in New York, on September 6, 1936, daughter of the late Peter and Josephine Warholic and was a Derby resident for most of her life. Carole was a waitressed at the Oxford House for many years until becoming an insurance agent serving the valley community until her retirement. She was an active communicant at St. Mary Church and a member of the Red Hat Society. Carole is the beloved mother of Linda Redding, Nancy Rollinson, David Madgic, Brian Madgic, Caryne Santore and Susan McDuffie. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 11 am in St. Mary Church, 212 Elizabeth St., Derby. Her burial will follow at Mt. St. Peter Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org. The Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Rd., Shelton has been entrusted with her arrangements. Friends may leave condolences at www.riverviewfh.com.

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Carol L. Martin

Feb 16, 1944 - Jan 08, 2024

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Derby, CT

Carol L. Martin, age 79, of Shelton, entered into rest on Monday, January 8, 2024, at Griffin Hospital in Derby. She is the devoted wife of 54 years of Stephen Martin. Carol was born in Bridgeport on February 16, 1944, daughter of the late John and Dolores (Cooney) Evanski, and lived in Shelton for over 50 years. She started her career at SNET, then became a homemaker for 20 years. She went back to work at the former WJ Fantasy Marketing, Inc. and then continued her career at several local businesses until her retirement. Carol enjoyed gardening, reading, boating, singing and walking. She loved family parties, especially Sunday dinners, and simply spending time with her family. She is the beloved mother of Michele Langlois and her husband Ken, and Danielle Panagiotidis and her husband Bill, and cherished grandmother of Hunter and Hope Langlois and Eleni and Emmi Panagiotidis. Carol is also survived by a sister, Kathy Lombard and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Dolores Murray, Claire Cooney, and Mary Giliotti The Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Friends are invited to join her family at her Funeral Mass on Friday, January 12, 2024, at St. Lawrence Church, 505 Shelton Ave, Shelton at 10:30 AM. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Bridgeport. Online condolences can be offered to the family at www.riverviewfh.com.

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Angela M. Anderson

Feb 19, 1931 - Dec 30, 2023

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Derby, CT

Angela M. Anderson, age 92, a lifelong resident of Derby, entered into eternal rest on December 30, 2023, peacefully at her home. She was born in Derby, on February 19, 1931, daughter of the late Alexander and Angelina Salemme. Angela was the proud owner and operator of AMA Real Estate in Derby for 35 years. She was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed watching UCONN Basketball and the New York Yankees. She loved spending time with her family and friends; her granddaughters were the light of her life. Angela is survived by her son Eric Anderson and his wife Melanie, granddaughters, Brittany Anderson and Lauren Anderson, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son William Anderson, three brothers, Michael Salemme, Louis Salemme, Alexander Salemme, Jr., and three sisters, Mary Franco, Theresa Volpe and Margaret Fanelli. Friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday, January 4, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 253 Elizabeth St. Derby. Her funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. for her Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 212 Elizabeth St. Derby. Burial will follow at Mt. St. Peter Cemetery in Derby. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Angela’s memory to a charity she was passionate about, the MS Foundation, www.mymsaa.org/, or to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.adzimafh.com.

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