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Robert Far

Jan 14, 1945 - Nov 25, 2023

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Branford, CT

Robert J. Far of Milford entered into rest on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at the Madison House. He was the beloved husband of 57 years to the love of his life, Francine (D'Andrea) Far. Robert was born in Derby on January 14, 1945, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Pisacane) Far he was a resident of Trumbull, Connecticut later relocating to Sarasota, Florida and finally settling for the last 30 years in Milford, Connecticut. He was a very successful, self-made, entrepreneur, owning and operating ...Read More

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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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Patricia King Zane

Mar 04, 1937 - Feb 22, 2024

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North Branford, CT

Patricia King Zane of North Branford CT entered into eternal rest on February 22, 2024. She was the high school sweetheart and wife of 65 years of John Zane. Mother of Kenneth J. Zane (Jillmary) of Cheshire and Christopher J. Zane (Kathleen) of Guilford; and grandmother of Ashley, Ian, Gregory, Charlie, and Oliver Zane. She was the sister of Stephen David King (Anne) of Exeter, NH. Born March 4, 1937, daughter of the late Stephen and Nora Cosgrove King, she was raised in New Haven, graduating from St. Boniface School (’50) and St. Mary’s High School (’54). Following high school, she was employed by SNET while attending comptometer school. Upon completion of the program, she was recruited to a position in the office of the Auditor of Disbursement at The New Haven Railroad. She resigned from the Railroad to raise her sons but maintained her interest and skills by volunteering her services to the East Haven schools as bookkeeper, financial secretary, and treasurer for the PTAs and the EH High School Band Parents’ Association. In the early 1980s she earned her licenses as a Realtor and Real Estate Broker but delayed her entry into the profession in order work with son, Christopher in the establishment of Zane’s Cycle and Zane’s Inc. She served as the corporate president for five years before resuming her interest in real estate with The W. T. Beazley Company and later with Coldwell Banker/Coast & Country. She was a member of the Cub Scout Pack 412 Committee while her husbandand sons were active members of the unit. From 1972 to 1989 she was an avid square dancer with the Guilford Shoreliners SDC, serving as president with her husband for three of those 17 years. More recently, she enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s athletic events. For all her activities and accomplishments, she might be best quietly remembered for her pro-bono assistance to many friends and acquaintances as a highly experienced Real Estate Broker during difficult times.Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, March 1st at 11am in St. Stanislaus Church-Blessed Michael McGivney Parish, 9 Eld Street, New Haven. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery. At Patricia’s request there will be no visiting hours. Kindly omit flowers and make memorial contributions to St. Stanislaus Church, 9 Eld St, New Haven, CT 06511, The Connecticut Yankee Council Boy Scouts of America, 60 Wellington Rd. Milford, CT 06460, The University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Rd. West Haven, CT 16516, or The Zane Foundation, 182 Cedar St., Branford, CT 06405. The Lupinski Funeral Home, Inc., 821 State Street is in care of arrangements. 

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Howard Lovell Johnson

Jul 21, 1965 - Feb 15, 2024

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Branford, CT

"Howard Lovell Johnson, 58, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2024 at Connecticut Hospice with his family at his side. He was born July 21, 1965 in New Haven, Connecticut to the late John Winfrey Sr. and Lottie Johnson. He was employed with Greens Farm Academy as a Chef for fifteen years until his illness. Howard’s memory will be cherished by his devoted wife, Gervaldez “Dezi” Livingston Johnson, his brother; Marvin Johnson and wife Bernadette, three sisters; Phyllis Castillo and husband Lou, Edie Johnson and Addiie Stevens and husband Pastor DeWitt Stevens, goddaughter; Piper Pratt, his mother in law; Gloria Livingston, his brother in law; Vaughn Livingston, two sister in laws; Barbara Johnson and Sharon Winfrey, three stepsons; Korey Livingston, Jeremy Harris and LaVante Adams, his best friend; Mark Hanks and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Howard was predeceased by four brothers; William Johnson, Charles Johnson, John Winfrey, Jr. and Adrian Winfrey, three sisters; Linda Johnson, Deloris Simmons and Yvonne Williams and his father-in-law; Jeremiah Livingston. 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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Richard William Marot

Dec 10, 1935 - Feb 17, 2024

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Branford, CT

Richard William Marot (Rick), of Melbourne, FL, formerly of Warwick, passed away peacefully atConnecticut Hospice in Branford, CT on February 17, 2024, after a short and courageous battle withcancer. He was 88 years old. Rick was predeceased by his beloved wife of 54 years, Betty (DeNuccio),his parents Raymond and Edna (Carr) Marot, and his brother James Marot. He left a legacy of love withhis children Maureen Marot Edgerton of Auburn, ME, Sharon Marot Jagel of Glastonbury, CT, andColleen Marot Mrowka and husband Bill of Cheshire, CT, grandchildren Amanda Leone (Jagel) andhusband Christian, Kate Courto (Mrowka) and husband Richard, Erika Jagel, Elizabeth Manta (Edgerton)and husband Vincent, Julia Edgerton, Shelby Jagel, Cooper Mrowka, and Griffin Jagel, and greatgrandchildren Sloane and Scott Courto. He wasn’t shy about expressing his pride for each-and-every oneof them. He will be missed by his beloved dog and loyal companion Buddy.Born in Providence, RI on December 10, 1935, Rick attended Cranston schools and proudly served in theUnited States Air Force. After retirement, Rick and Betty relocated to Lamplighter Village in Melbourne,FL where they developed many close friendships. He loved cooking and entertaining. With the socialrestrictions imposed during the Covid pandemic, he started cooking and delivering Sunday dinners to hisfriends, a practice that he continued until his illness slowed him down. Everyone knew when Rick entereda room – he was extremely outgoing and had a tremendous sense of humor. He loved to laugh and makeothers laugh, and wasn’t afraid to be silly and goofy, especially with his family. He was a voraciousreader, devouring mystery and crime novels on a daily basis. He loved all things lobster, whether it waseating a two-pounder on the Maine seashore or sporting a lobster tie or pair of socks! A lifelong sportsfan, he especially loved the Red Sox, Patriots, or any team on which his children/grandchildren played.He was also a talented woodworker and helped his family and friends with many renovation and repairprojects.Respects may be paid to the family at Barrett and Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Warwick,RI on Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St.Timothy Church, 1799 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI on Monday, February 26, 2024, at 10:00 AM,followed by burial at RI Veterans’ Cemetery in Exeter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in hismemory to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (nhpco.org), Disabled AmericanVeterans (help.dav.org), or the Brevard Humane Society (brevardhumanesociety.org).

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Frank Migliaccio

Jul 22, 1951 - Feb 16, 2024

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Branford, CT

Frank Migliaccio, 72, passed away peacefully in Branford Friday, February 16th, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 22nd, 1951 in New York, NY and would later become a Branford resident. During his life, he served 22 honorable years in the United States Army. Frank loved summers in Ogunquit, Maine with his family and also enjoyed fishing at the Branford Point with his friends. Frank enjoyed cooking for his family and grandchildren and was a passionate Philadelphia eagles fan. As many know Frank loved to play at Foxwoods Casino with his wife Helen by his side . We will miss his kind heart and soul . He is survived by his beloved wife Helen Migliaccio of Branford. His children Jason Migliaccio and his wife Laura and Jennifer (Migliaccio) Daynorovicz of Pennsylvania. His step children Joseph Porcello and his wife Gina , Jennifer Morales and her husband Brian, Michael Porcello and Ashley and all of his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends. Frank also leaves behind his sister Marie Macaluso and her husband Nick, his brother Silvio Migliaccio and is predeceased by his sister Margaret Vargas. Frank will be deeply missed. As we mourn his passing, let us remember the joy he brought into our lives and the warmth of his affection. To to the family or in memory of Frank Migliaccio, please

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Melanie Beth Abbott

Aug 21, 1951 - Feb 13, 2024

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Branford, CT

Melanie Beth Abbott, retired Law Professor, age 72, of Branford passed away February 1 3, 2024. Born in New Haven on August 21 , 1951 she was the daughter of the late Rev. John Abbott and Virginia (Towns) Abbott and sister of the late Timothy Abbott. She grew up in Hamden and she has lived most of her life in Branford. Melanie attended Bates College in Maine for her undergraduate degree and Syracuse University for a Masters degree. She graduated from Bridgeport Law School (now Quinnipiac University) in 1984. Melanie joined the University of Bridgeport (now Quinnipiac ) law faculty in 1989, after clerking for the Hon. Ellen Bree Burns, U.S. District Court-D. Conn., Hon. Thomas J. Meskill, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and working as an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft in Washington, D.C. as well as Day, Berry & Howard in Hartford, CT. Melanie was committed to studying and addressing poverty and its interactions with law and policy. She devoted much of her professional and personal energy to this cause. In 1996, with Peter Yarrow of the famed folk trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, she founded the Law Students’ Legal Action Fellowships to supp ort law students who want to use their skills creatively on projects in the public interest. Melanie served as a faculty advisor to QUSL’s Public Interest Law Project and worked with students on many initiatives connected to her Poverty Law course, including food, clothing and toy drives, preparation and serving of Thanksgiving dinners, and providing legal services outreach to low-income communities and people experiencing homelessness. Her scholarship focused on poverty, homelessness, and policy interventions to alleviate these ills. Melanie’s colleagues and friends benefitted from her warmth, humor, and care for students. Her song parodies, and occasional performances in community musical theatre productions reflected her creative side; her beloved Flat Coated Retrievers (with whom she competed in dog agility trials) reflected her sporting side. This balance and integration are reflected in Professor Abbott’s service as an Advisory Board member in the Center for Third Age Leadership, a consortium of business and academic professionals educating baby-boomers about opportunities to continue to work and contribute in “post retirement” years. About this project, Professor Abbott has said, “Lawyers work very hard for a long time, and they get through the whole process and they think, ‘Is that all there is?…[The Center for Third Age Leadership asks] what these people can do either within the practice or outside the profession to give themselves a chance to experience their whole self rather than just part of their life.” Friends are invited to gather from 3:00 -4:30pm on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. Interment will be private. Contributions in Melanie’s memory may be made to the Quinnipiac University School of Law Public Interest Law Project. Online gifts can be made at: www.qu.edu/givelaw.

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