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Thomas Kolesar

Jun 11, 1960 - Nov 20, 2023

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Meriden, CT

Thomas John Kolesar, 63, died on Monday, November 20, 2023, peacefully in his sleep. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on June 11, 1960. He had attended a technical high school in Pennsylvania and graduated from Albertus Magnus College with a business degree. He was employed by Arrow Electronics, then New Haven LAZ Parking. Thom was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Penn State College Teams. He loved his golden retriever, Haylee. He was a board member of Jack Barry Little...Read More

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Lynn (Matos) Vergnetti

Jul 25, 1956 - Jan 20, 2024

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Meriden, CT

Meriden, CT Lynn (Matos) Vergnetti of Meriden, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 20, 2024 at VITAS at St. Mary’s Hospital after a long illness. Lynn was born on July 25, 1956 to the late William and Marieta Matos of Naugatuck. Lynn graduated from Naugatuck High School and worked at Hunter’s Ambulance prior to her illness. In her younger years she loved to square dance with her friends and was a member of many Square Dancing Clubs. Lynn and her daughter Sara shared a passion for Poodles and traveled to shows including Westminster Kennel Club, Saratoga Kennel Club and many more. She took care of many fur babies and of course her feathered friend Chuka. Even during her illness Lynn always had her yarn nearby and was always crocheting. She leaves to cherish her memories, her daughter, Sara Vergnetti; her sister, Karen Boccuzzi and her husband Nicholas Jr.; her brother, Paul Matos and his wife Irene; her nieces and nephews, Erica Boccuzzi, Nicholas Boccuzzi III, Danielle Streifel and her husband James and Alex Ryley Matos; her uncle, Manuel Matos as well as many cousins, extended family members and friends. Lynn was predeceased by her parents William and Marieta Matos, her brother, Mark Matos, her infant nephews, Kyle Boccuzzi and Brett Boccuzzi; her grandparents and several aunts and uncles. We would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Village Green of Bristol for their many years of care and compassion for Lynn during her illness. Also a special thank you to Chaplin Michael Lynn for his kindness and grace in the time spent with Lynn. A Graveside service will be held Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 11:30am at St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. Everyone attending is kindly asked to please meet directly at the cemetery. There are no calling hours and arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck, CT. In lieu of flowers and to honor Lynn’s memory, donations are requested to www.poodlerescuect.org.

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Joel Patrick Pattavina

Aug 02, 1967 - Feb 23, 2024

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Meriden, CT

Joel Patrick Pattavina passed away Friday, February 23, 2024. He was born in Meriden, the son of Margaret (Hartigan) Pattavina and the late Carl Pattavina. He was a custodian for Tolland Public Schools for 20 years. He loved the people he worked with. Joel enjoyed going to Shenipsit Lake, flea markets and antiquing. Besides his mother, he is survived by his siblings and their spouses, Paul Pattavina and Lori of Vernon, Jude Margaret Pattavina and Douglas Arroyo, Jonathan Pattavina and Maria of Fairview North Carolina, Colleen Isenberg and Ron of East Haddam, and a large extended family. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family from 6 to 8 PM on Monday, February 26th at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday February 27th at St. Joseph Church. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ALS United Connecticut, 4 Oxford Rd. Suite E4, Milford, CT 06460.

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Thomas William Schafrick

Dec 17, 1968 - Feb 21, 2024

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Meriden, CT

Thomas William Schafrick, 55, of Meriden, passed away suddenly of cardiac arrest at his home on February 21, 2024. He was born on December 17, 1968, in New Haven, to William and Lois (Waller) Schafrick of Meriden. A son, brother, friend, and father, Tommy has touched the lives of so many. Being self-employed, he spent a lot of time working, but all his free time was dedicated to being with Madison and Thomas, who meant the world to him. He will be dearly missed by his son Thomas, daughters Madison, Rachel Molnar, and Rebecca Latham, his brother James Schafrick, brother-in-law Christopher Carlone, former wife Lisa Besek, many extended relatives, and lifelong friends. Both of Tommy’s parents predecease him. A Memorial Service celebrating Tommy’s life will be held on Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hubbard Chapel located in Walnut Grove Cemetery, 817 Old Colony Road, Meriden. Friends are invited to visit with his family from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. before the service. His family asks that flower orders be sent to Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a fund created for Madison and Thomas: . “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”

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Richard James Fahey

Mar 02, 1957 - Feb 18, 2024

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Meriden, CT

Richard James Fahey (The Owl), 66, husband of Dawn Fahey, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Born March 2, 1957 in Meriden, he was the son of the late Norbert T. and Nancy (Kamenoff) Fahey. He graduated from Maloney High School in 1975 and was a lifelong plumber in Meriden. Throughout his life, Rick was a big supporter and fan of local wrestling and boxing. Over the years, he was involved with and spent many hours working with both the Meriden Youth Wrestling Club and the Silver City Boxing Club.In addition to his wife, Rick is survived by his son, Jonathon (Stacey), his siblings Tom (Cathy), Ken (Dawna), Diane, and Dave (Lisa) and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his step-children Desiree and James, his cherished step-grandchildren Dakota and Jacqueline, brother-in-law Gary Rogers, sister-in-law Debbie Shepard, in-laws June and William Rogers, and a grand-pup, Chip. Services will be private and there will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rick's memory can be made to Beat The Street Community Center Meriden (121 So. Colony St., Meriden, 06450). Arrangements are under the direction of the Meriden Memorial Funeral Home, 450 Broad St.

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Charles L. Woronick

Dec 04, 1930 - Feb 22, 2024

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Meriden, CT

Charles L. Woronick, PhD, 93, of Meriden, passed away peacefully, Thursday, February 22, 2024 at MidState Medical Center in Meriden.Charles was born in Meriden, December 4, 1930, a son of the late Peter and Pauline (Kajrys)Woronick and had been a lifelong Meriden resident. Charles received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut in 1953, his Master of Science from the University of California in 1955 and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin in 1959. Dr. Woronick was awarded post doctoral fellowships from both the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health for further training at the Nobel Medical Institute in Stockholm. He was the first to crystalize the alcohol dehydrogenase enzyme from the human liver.Dr. Woronick began his distinguished career as an assistant professor of chemistry at Brown University in 1962. Four years later, he transitioned out of academia, when he was hired by the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia as an associate non-clinician investigator and an associate in pathology. Following these appointments, Dr. Woronick began a long and successful career in 1968 with the Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Serving for two and a half decades at the hospital as a biochemist, he continued as a research analyst for a year before retiring.He is credited with authoring or coauthoring over 100 scientific papers and text chapters in scientific publications and was given a lifetime achievement award by Marquis Who’s Who in 2020. Charles is survived by his brother Thomas Woronick and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters Tony, Walter, Edward, Peter, and Margaret Woronick, Phyllis Jacob, Gertrude Molinari, Albina Drechsler, Virginia Howard, Sally Zemke, Florence McGivern, Rose Clark, and Anna Faltnoski.Funeral services for Charles are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Meriden Memorial Funeral Home.

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Wilfred K. Lucier

Nov 07, 1938 - Feb 22, 2024

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Meriden, CT

Wilfred K. Lucier, 85, beloved husband of Rosa (Schipke) Lucier, of Meriden, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at his home. Born in Manchester, NH on November 7, 1938, he was a son of the late Wilfred and Dorothy (Talty) Lucier.Wilfred was employed by Pratt & Whitney, Raymond Engineering, and Johnson & Johnson as a production supervisor. Retired in 2009. Wilfred was a member of the Knights of Columbus: Silver City Council #2. Wilfred was an avid Boston Red Sox and New York Giants fan. Wilfred would always be in attendance to all of his grandchildren's events such as marching band, baseball, basketball, and dance recitals.In addition to his wife, Wilfred is survived by his children and their spouses, Debra Lucier of Meriden, Randall & Shelly Backus of Meriden, Mark & Susan Kolakowski of Wallingford, Sandra Lucier of Meriden, Ralph & Lori DeSanti of Wallingford and Barry & Kim Cerasale of Wallingford; his grandchildren, Evan, Cory, Sarah, Anthony (Erin), Jonathan (Melissa), Alexandra, Austin, Nicholas, Myles, Justin, Ashli and Nathan; his great-granddaughter, Charlotte; his brother, Nelson “Butch” Lucier of New York; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Dwayne, Brenda and Linda; and his grandsons, Dominic and Adam.His family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., on Thursday, February 29th from 10:00am-12:00pm. His funeral service will begin at 12:00pm. Burial will be private.www.wallingfordfh.com

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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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