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Washington Memorial Funeral Home of North Haven

At Washington Memorial, we take special pride in our utmost attention to detail in all aspects of the service and ceremony. We are perfectionists in everything - from the preparation of the loved one for open-casket ceremonies, to flower arrangements and everything in between.

We attend to all details of the arrangements – the ceremony, church arrangements & funeral processions. We will assist you in securing a grave site or cemetery plot. We will oversee the proper handing of the death certificate and assist you in obtaining Social Security benefits, Title XIX benefits, Veteran's benefits and Life Insurance if applicable. We are with you every step of the way to help ease the trauma and let you focus on healing and comfort at the most difficult of times.

We provide a spacious, beautiful new facility that offers peace and tranquility and has been designed specifically to serve the needs of the bereaved families and friends.

Our Funeral home director speaks Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.


Our Obituaries

Theresa "Peachy" Ciaffone

June 15, 2018

Theresa "Peachy" Iaccarino Ciaffone, 86 of North Branford died peacefully on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford with her loving family by her side throughout her long illness. She was the beloved wife of sixty two years to Frank Ciaffone. Theresa was born in New Haven on February 24, 1932, a daughter of the late Gennaro and Maria Aiello Iaccarino, and had resided in North...
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Maria I. Fonseca

June 14, 2018

Maria I. Fonseca, 89 of New Haven died peacefully on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford with her loving family by her side. Maria was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on December 4, 1928, a daughter of the late Isabel Fonseca and the late Justina Cruz. She moved from Puerto Rico to the Bronx, NY in 1944 and lived there for twenty four years before moving to New Haven in 1968....
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Maximina Santos Rivera

June 14, 2018

Maximina Santos Rivera, 81 of New Haven died peacefully on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of sixty two years to Higinio Santos. Maximina was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on July 26, 1936, a daughter of the late Pedro Restos Delgado and the late Luisa Rodriguez Rodriguez and had resided in New Haven since 1969....
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Richard T. Mills

June 13, 2018

Richard "Richie" T. Mills, 67 of East Haven, formerly of Branford and New Haven died suddenly at his home on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Richie was born in New Haven on October 5, 1950, a son of the late Clarence and Mary "Mae" Borzenski Mills. He was a lifetime CT resident, and developed several friendships throughout his life. He spent many years tending bar and later, working for Servpro CT....
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Margaret Anne Orser

June 11, 2018

Margaret Anne Nason Orser, 79 of Hamden died peacefully on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of fifty nine years to Dean A. Orser. Margaret was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada on January 19, 1939, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Gladys Williams Nason and had resided in Hamden for the past fifty six years...
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Daniel Roman

May 30, 2018

Daniel Roman, 78 of New Haven died peacefully at Connecticut Hospice, Branford on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Elsie Ocasio Roman. Daniel was born in Camuy, Puerto Rico on April 9, 1940, a son of the late Felix Roman and the late Carmen Mercado, and had resided in New Haven for the past 45 years. Daniel worked in construction for many...
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Miguel Angel Martinez

May 26, 2018

Miguel Angel Martinez, Sr., 32 of New Haven died suddenly on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Yale-New Haven Hospital from injuries obtained in a motor vehicle accident on Frontage Road, New Haven. Miguel was born in New Haven on December 25, 1985, a beloved son of Angel Ariel Martinez and Maura Jimenez of New Haven. He was a self employed landscaper for the past two years, and had previously worked as...
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Guadalupe Gonzalez Vega

May 18, 2018

Guadalupe Gonzalez Vega, 61 of New Haven died peacefully on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Yale New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Maria Montalvo Gonzalez. Guadalupe was born in Morovis, Puerto Rico on March 24, 1957, a son of the late Guadalupe Gonzalez and Antonia Vega Matos, and had resided in New Haven for the past thirty two...
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John Rossotto, Jr.

May 13, 2018

John Rossotto, Jr. "Junie" of Hamden died Sunday, May 12, 2018 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of sixty years to Virginia Hair Rossotto. John was born in Greenwich, CT on April 26, 1935, a son of the late John and Bettina Tessiore Rossotto, Sr. and had resided in Hamden since 1945. He owned and operated Rossotto Construction, Inc of Hamden for forty...
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Eleanor Mary Alberta

May 11, 2018

Eleanor Mary Alberta, 95 of Wallingford, formerly of Norwalk, North Haven and Barefoot Bay, FL died peacefully on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Regency House, Wallingford. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul J. Alberta. Eleanor was born in Norwalk on December 31, 1922, a daughter of the late Gustave and Mary Kovacas. She had resided in Norwalk for most of her life before moving to Barefoot Bay,...
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Monica Gonzalez Vila

May 10, 2018

Monica Gonzalez Vila, 46 of New Haven died peacefully on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with her loving family by her side. Monica was born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on April 8, 1972, a daughter of Armando Gonzalez of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and Marta Vila of New Haven. She had resided in Juncos, Puerto Rico for most of her life before moving to New Haven nineteen years ago....
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John J. Sayre

May 2, 2018

John J. Sayre, 60 of North Haven died suddenly at his home on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. He was the husband of Deborah Smittner Sayre. John was born in New Haven on November 26, 1957, a son of the late John Russell and Ruth Kokojan Sayre and had resided in North Haven since 1986. He owned and operated the former Sayre Plumbing, Inc. for thirty five years retiring in 2012. In addition to his wife,...
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Dorothy C. Annatone

April 25, 2018

Dorothy Charlotte Mackintosh Annatone, 95 of Hamden died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Domenic Annatone. Dorothy was born in Cambridge, MA on October 21, 1922, a daughter of the late Charles A. and Gertrude Ballou Mackintosh, and had resided in Hamden since 1957. She worked at both the former Federal...
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Joann Patricia Digoia

April 23, 2018

Joann Patricia Vitello Digioia, 58 of Northford, formerly of West Haven died peacefully at her home on Monday, April 23, 2018 after a long battle with cancer, and with her loving family by her side. Joann was born in New Haven on November 4, 1959, a daughter of Patricia Lovelace Perugini of Northford, and the late John Vitello, Jr. She had resided in West Haven for most of her life, and in...
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Tomasa Bonilla

April 23, 2018

Tomasa Rosario Bonilla, 95 of New Haven died peacefully on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Emilio Bonilla. Tomasa was born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico on March 7, 1923, a daughter of the late Eulogio and Isabel Rodriguez Rosario. She had resided in New Haven for most of her life, and had also lived in...
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Santos Lopéz, Jr.

April 21, 2018

Santos Lopéz, Jr., 54 of New Haven died Saturday, April 22, 2018 at Yale New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus. Santos was born in New Haven on September 30, 1963, a son of Santos Lopéz, Sr. of New Haven, and the late Rosa Concepción Lopéz. He was a retired machine operator for several area manufacturing companies. He is also survived by two sisters, Myrna Veléz of Branford and Brunilda...
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Alma C. Vanacore

March 29, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Alma Coté Vanacore announces her passing after a brief illness on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Alma was born in Willimantic on September 29, 1945, a daughter of the late John and Rita Clairmont Coté , Sr. and had resided in North Haven for the past fifty six years. She was an insurance agent for twenty years and most recently had worked for the Pawson...
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Barbara Ann McWeeney

March 26, 2018

Barbara Ann De Maio McWeeney, 68 of Northford died peacefully at the Masonicare Health Center, Wallingford on Monday, March 26, 2018 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of forty seven years to James D. McWeeney. Barbara was born in New Haven on March 14, 1950, daughter of the late Salvatore and Eleanor Perrotti DeMaio, and had resided in Northford for the past twenty nine...
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Jong S. Park

March 25, 2018

Jong S. Park, 86 of West Haven died peacefully on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of fifty five years to Hwa J. Ko Park. Mr. Park was born in Seoul, South Korea on January 8, 1932, a son of the late Jang Woo and Gae Hwa Kim Park, and had resided in West Haven for the past 35 years. He was a machine operator at...
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Miguel Edmundo Paida

March 23, 2018

Miguel Edmundo Paida, 53 of New Haven died peacefully at his home on Friday, March 23, 2018 with his loving family by his side. Miguel was born in Sucúa, province of Morona Santiago, Ecuador on August 10, 1964, a son of Julio Paida of Sucúa and the late Rosa Bautista. He had resided in New Haven for the past thirty years. Miguel owned and operated the former Barras Café of East Haven for ten...
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Mario Marco

March 21, 2018

Mario Marco, 58 of New Haven died peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford after a long illness, and with his beloved family by his side. Mario was born in Newark, NJ on December 1, 1959, a son of the late Thomas and Marie Mitchell Marco. He was a self-employed auto body technician for many years, retiring in 2015 due to illness. Mario is survived by one son,...
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Donald Bates

March 20, 2018

Donald Bates, 85 of East Haven, formerly of North Haven died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Nina Kolakowski Bates. Donald was born in West Haven on November 14, 1932, a son of the late Frederick and Mildred Bates, and had resided in East Haven for the past forty eight years. He was an HVAC Technician for the Stop & Shop Warehouse,...
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José Antonio Vazquez

March 5, 2018

José Antonio Vazquez, 66 of New Haven died peacefully at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Monday, March 5, 2018 with his loving family by his side. José was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on July 29, 1951, a son of the late Deseado Reyes and the late Maria Luisa Vazquez, and had resided in New Haven for the past twenty three years. While in Puerto Rico, he worked as a tow truck driver. José is survived...
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Richard "Richie" Rodriguez

March 3, 2018

Richard "Richie" Rodriguez, 57 of New Haven died suddenly at his home on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Richie was born in New York City on April 15, 1960, a son of Paula Santiago Rodriguez of New Haven and the late Alberto Rodriguez, and had resided in New Haven for the past thirty years. In addition to his mother, Richie is survived by two daughters, Sabrina Rivera of Florida and Erica Rodriguez of...
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Louis Bunnell

February 27, 2018

Louis Bunnell, 53 of New Haven died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Louis was born in New Haven on April 24 ,1964, a son of the late Robert J. and Joan Fazzino Bunnell, Sr., and was a lifelong New Haven resident. He was a retired waterproofer for Knight's Waterproofing of New Haven for several years. He is survived by two sisters, Patricia Bunnell of Middletown and Christine...
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Christopher Joseph Vasquez

February 23, 2018

Christopher Joseph Vasquez, 37 of East Haven, formerly of New Haven died suddenly on Friday, February 23, 2018 from injuries sustained as a passenger in a motor vehicle accident on I-395 Northbound in Norwich. Chris was born in New Haven on July 6, 1980, a son of Christopher Burns of New Haven and the late Maria Vasquez. He had resided in New Haven for most of his life, and had lived in East...
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Esther Muñiz

February 22, 2018

Esther Muñiz Muñiz, 68 of Ponce, Puerto Rico died suddenly on Thursday February 22, 2018 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA. She was the beloved wife of Carlos Castro. Esther was born in Ponce on June 4, 1949, a daughter of the late Justino Muñiz and the late Concepcíon Muñiz, and was a lifelong resident of Ponce. She is survived by two daughters, Maria del Carmen Irizarry of Ponce...
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Luís Raul Peréz Gonzalez

February 17, 2018

Luís Raul Peréz Gonzalez, 54 of East Haven, formerly of New Haven died suddenly at his home on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Luís was born in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on September 22, 1963, a son of Emilia Gonzalez of New Haven and the late Ismael Peréz. He had resided in New Haven for most of his life, and in East Haven for the past year. He is survived by his common law wife, Jessica Rivera,...
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Juan Valdes Cosme

February 17, 2018

Juan Valdes Cosme, 83 of New Haven died peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the VA Health Center, West Haven with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of over sixty years to Eusebia Osorio Valdes. Juan was born in Cidra, Puerto Rico on September 1, 1934, a son of the late Miguel Valdes and the late Dolores Cosme, and had resided in New Haven for the past fifty years....
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Jean Rose Ugolik

February 17, 2018

Jean Rose Ugolik, 80 of Hamden died peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Jean was born in Greenwich, CT on March 8, 1937, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Rose Kuchinsky Ugolik and had resided in Hamden since 1989. She was a retired bookkeeper for the former Bronson & Townsend Power Equipment Co. of Hamden. She is survived by four sisters in law, Eleanor "Ellie...
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Giacomo "Jack" Ferrante

February 14, 2018

Giacomo "Jack" Ferrante, 87 of Hamden, formerly of Clermont, FL, Palermo, Italy and New York City died peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Yale New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Maria Florinda Salvagna Ferrante of Clermont. Jack was born in New York City on July 5, 1930, a son of the late Giovanni and Giuseppina Pecorella Ferrante...
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Samuel Otero

February 14, 2018

Samuel Otero, 70 of New Haven died peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford after a short illness. He was the beloved husband of Maria Melendez Otero. Sam was born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico on July 31, 1947, a son of the late Julio and Rosa Gonzalez Otero, and had resided in New Haven for forty years. He was a mechanic and manager at the former Marone's Auto...
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Edward Louis Scavino

February 10, 2018

Edward Louis Scavino, 85 of Wallingford, formerly of New Haven died peacefully on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Quinnipiac Valley Health Center, Wallingford. Ed was born in New Haven on May 27, 1932, a son of the late Secondo C. and Aurelia Grillé Scavino, and had resided in New Haven for most of his life before moving to Wallingford two years ago. He worked for the former Cott Soda Co. of...
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Marion Welz Lindsay

February 8, 2018

Marion Welz Lindsay, 95 of Hamden died peacefully on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Whitney Manor, Hamden with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert E. Lindsay. Marion was born in New Haven on June 4, 1922, a daughter of the late Carl and Rebecca Nourse Welz, and had resided in Hamden since 1952. She was a longtime member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of New...
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James Mitchell

February 4, 2018

James Mitchell, 67 of New Haven died suddenly at his home on Sunday, February 4, 2018. James was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 22, 1950, a son of the late Alex and Lillian Nicholas Mitchell, and had resided in New Haven for the past twenty five years. He was a self employed painter. He is survived by one daughter, Chrissy Hanes of Bridgeport, three sons, Tony Mitchell of Providence, RI,...
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Victoria Barahona Flores

January 31, 2018

Victoria Barahona Flores, 84 of New Haven died peacefully on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Faustino Murillo. Victoria was born in San Buena Ventura, Honduras on December 13, 1933, a daughter of the late Benito Barahona and the late Teodora Flores, and had resided in New Haven for the past...
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Soeun Tep

January 30, 2018

Soeun Tep, 63 of East Haven died peacefully on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with her loving family by her side. She is the wife of the late Saldana Siv. Soeun was born in Kompang Chnang, Cambodia on August 6, 1954, a daughter of the late Son Tep and the late Sap Sam. She left Cambodia in 1979 due to the country's civil war and settled in Thailand. She came to the United...
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Alexander Moisescu

January 27, 2018

Alexander "Alex" Moisescu, 73 of Hamden died suddenly at his home on Saturday, January 27, 2018. He was the beloved husband of fifty years to Maria Buzea Moisescu. Alex was born in Bucharest, Romania on March 4, 1944, a son of the late Marin and Dumitra Stroeiscu Moisescu, and had resided in Hamden since coming to the U.S. thirty one years ago. He was a tool maker for Schultz Electrical Co. of...
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Luís Angel Rosa

January 14, 2018

Luís Angel Rosa, 26 of New Haven died suddenly early Sunday morning, January 14, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in West Haven. Luís was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on April 27, 1991, a beloved son of Luís Alberto and Marilyn Rios Rosa, and had resided in New Haven for most of his life. Luís was a professional boxer for the past six years. He fought out of Boxing In...
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Catherine M. Sullivan

January 10, 2018

Catherine "Cathy" M. Sullivan, 43 of North Haven died peacefully at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 with her loving family by her side. Cathy was born in New Haven on September 10, 1974, a daughter of John J. and Marylou Verab Sullivan of North Haven and had resided in North Haven for the past twenty six years. She was a 1991 graduate of Wilbur Cross High School, New Haven...
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Edith Siganoff

January 7, 2018

Edith Siganoff, 66 of Hamden, formerly of New Haven died peacefully at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford on Sunday, January 7, 2018 with her loving family by her side. Edith was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 13, 1951, a daughter of the late Peter and Rose Demetro Siganoff. She had resided in New Haven for much of her life, and in Hamden for the past three years. Edith is survived by one...
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Hector Luís Colón, Sr.

January 7, 2018

Hector Luís Colón, Sr., 77 of New Haven died suddenly at his home on Sunday, January 7, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Catalina Aviles. Hector was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on October 15, 1940, a son of the late Luís Colón and the late Epfania Rosario and had resided in New Haven since 1957. He was a plater for six years for the C. Coles Co. of New Haven, and later was a painter for...
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Anna V. Piroli

January 2, 2018

Anna Vespaziani Piroli, 93 of Northford, formerly of West Haven died peacefully on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Lorenzo Piroli. Anna was born in Supino, Province of Frosinone, Italy on March 3, 1924, a daughter of the late Giuseppe and Silvia Eros Vespaziani. She had resided in Northford for the past...
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Sophia Salinger

December 27, 2017

Sophia Salinger, 71 of North Haven, formerly of East Haven and West Haven died suddenly at her home on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Karl Carlson. Sophia was born in Yugoslavia on October 18, 1946, a daughter of the late Stephen and Tatiana Sergievsky Salinger, and had resided in East Haven and West Haven for many years before moving to North Haven three years...
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Alberto Rodriguez

December 26, 2017

Alberto Rodriguez, 51 of Meriden, formerly of Cayey, Puerto Rico died peacefully at home with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.He was the beloved husband of Nidza Cintron. Alberto was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on March 8, 1966, a son of Paula Gonzalez of Cayey and the late Ricardo Rodriguez. He had resided in Puerto Rico for most of his life and had just recently...
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David Gerard Gagnon

December 25, 2017

David Gerard Gagnon, 51 of Branford, CT passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017 at his home after a very long, valiant hard fight with esophageal and stomach cancer. David was born in New Haven on November 5, 1966, a son of Charmaine Marie Dostie Gagnon of North Haven and the late Dennis (Dennys) Gagnon. He grew up in North Haven and Hamden, CT as well as Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. He attended...
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Dean John Raffile, Sr.

December 18, 2017

Dean John Raffile, Sr., 70 of Northford died peacefully on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown. He was the beloved husband of forty nine years to Lucy Andreoni Raffile. Dean was born in New Haven on January 16, 1947, a son of the late Arthur and Theresa Lyserburg Raffile, and had resided in Northford since 1972. He was a locomotive engineer for Amtrak for twenty five years...
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Arnina Rossini

December 18, 2017

Arnina Simoni Rossini, 88 of Middletown, formerly of Hamden died peacefully on Monday, December 18, 2017 at the Middlesex Healthcare Center, Middletown with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Luigi Rossini. Arnina was born in Patrica, Province of Frosinone, Italy on November 7, 1929, a daughter of the late Luigi and Maria Cerilli Simoni. She had resided in Hamden...
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Michael Sorbo

December 17, 2017

Michael Sorbo, 52 of New Haven died suddenly at his home on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Michael was born in New Haven on March 10, 1965 a son of the late Liberantonio and Yolanda Lavorgna Sorbo and was a lifelong New Haven resident. He worked at Ferraro's Market, New Haven for fifteen years, retiring in 2013 due to health reasons. Michael is survived by one sister, Rose Mester and her husband...
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Yamayra Cirino Hundley

December 6, 2017

Yamayra Cirino Hundley, 46 of Hamden died peacefully on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford after a long illness, and with her loving family by her side. Yamayra was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico on January 17, 1971, a daughter of José Augustin and Matilde Peréz Cirino of New Haven. She had resided in Hamden for the past twenty five years, She was a marketing and...
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Karen M. Phelan

December 3, 2017

Karen M. Phelan, 63 of New Haven, formerly of East Haven died suddenly at her home on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Karen was born in New Haven on July 19, 1954, a daughter of the late Margaret Phelan. She is survived by a nephew, William Fitzpatrick of Winter Park, FL. She was predeceased by one sister, Margaret Phelan Fitzpatrick, and one brother, Richard Phelan. Funeral services for Margaret are...
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Rosa Guillermina Castro Farfan

December 3, 2017

Rosa Guillermina Castro Farfan, 76 of Wallingford died peacefully at the Grimes Healthcare Center, New Haven with her loving family by her side. Rosa was born in Cuenca, Ecuador on February 7, 1941, a daughter of the late Augusto Castro and the late Angeles Farfan. She had resided in Wallingford for the past two years. Rosa is survived by two daughters, Miriam Lituma of Wallingford and Fanny...
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Edwin Charles Mason

December 1, 2017

Edwin Charles Mason, 78 of Hamden died peacefully on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Mary Wade Home, New Haven. He was the beloved husband of forty five years to Claire Ann Corbett Mason. Ed was born in Dinuba, CA on March 7, 1939, the son of the late Clarence and Harriet Waters Mason Winnie, and had resided in Hamden for the past forty years. He was a computer programmer for SNET of New Haven...
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Blas Antonio Zayas, Jr.

November 24, 2017

Blas Antonio Zayas, Jr., 47 of New Haven died peacefully on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side, and after a long courageous battle with ALS. He was the beloved husband of Noemi Lopez Zayas. Blas was born in New Haven on February 28, 1970, a loving son of Carmen Rodriguez of New Haven and Blas Antonio Zayas, Sr. of Deltona, FL, and was a...
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Pedro Lugo Santiago

November 23, 2017

Pedro Lugo Santiago, 84 of New Haven died peacefully on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side. Pedro was born in Yaoco, Puerto Rico on October 13, 1933, a son of the late Enrique Lugo and the late Emilia Santiago. He had resided in New Haven for the past fifteen years. While in Puerto Rico, Pedro worked construction for many years. He is...
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Anthony J. Cofrancesco

November 22, 2017

Anthony J. Cofrancesco, 64 of West Hartford, formerly of Hamden died peacefully on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Hartford Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of thirteen years to Gertrude "Trudy" Anderson Cofrancesco. Tony was born in Hamden on May 6, 1953, a son of the late George and Anastasia Petryk Cofrancesco and had resided in Hamden for most of his...
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Cristina Acevedo

November 18, 2017

Cristina Acierto Acevedo, 75 of New Haven died peacefully on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Masonicare Health Center, Wallingford after a long illness and with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Roberto Acevedo. Cristina was born in Manila, Philippines on May 2, 1942, a daughter of the late Tranquilino and Patricia Baje Acierto, and had resided in New Haven for the...
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Yeison Samuel Gomez Cruz

November 11, 2017

Yeison Samuel Gomez Cruz, 19 of Westbrook, CT died Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital from injuries received after being struck by a motor vehicle at the intersection of Route 1 and Sill Lane in Old Lyme, CT. Yeison was born in El Progreso, State of Jutiapa, Guatemala on November 13, 1997, the beloved son of Samuel Gomez and Glenda Cruz of Westbrook. He moved to Westbrook from...
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Anthony Odanel Irias

November 4, 2017

Anthony Odanel Irias, 36, of New Haven, CT died suddenly on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Meriden, CT. Anthony was born in the Bronx, NY on July 14, 1981, a son of Martha Vazquez of New Haven and Odanel Irias of the Bronx, and had resided in New Haven for the past 25 years. At the time of his death, Anthony was employed as a supervisor at Bob's...
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Genoveva Guilbe

November 1, 2017

Genoveva Guilbe, 82 of New Haven died peacefully on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with her loving family by her side. Genoveva was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on January 2, 1935, a daughter of the late Geraldo Guilbe and the late Julia Campos, and had resided in New Haven for the past sixty years. She was a machine operator for Hallock Products of West Haven for fifteen...
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Efrain "Cano" Gonzalez

October 29, 2017

Efrain "Cano" Gonzalez, 70, of New Haven died peacefully at his home on Sunday, October 29, 2017 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Carmen Curbelo. Cano was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico on February 10, 1947, a son of the late Ramón Gonzalez and the late Angela Torres, and had resided in New Haven for the past forty four years. He was a retired metal polisher for...
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Richard J. Cehovsky

October 22, 2017

Richard J. Cehovsky, 77 of North Haven died peacefully on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford with his loving family by his side. Richard was born in Bridgeport on September 8, 1940, a son of the late John and Veronica Hornak Cehovsky, and had resided in North Haven since 1993. He was the Regulatory Affairs Manager at Hitachi-Aloka, Wallingford for more than twenty years...
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Nancy Ramirez

October 17, 2017

Nancy Torres Ramirez, 57 of New Haven died peacefully on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Angelo Ramirez. Nancy was born in Lajas, Puerto Rico on October 6, 1960, a daughter of Francisco Torres of New Haven and the late Natividad Lopez Torres. She had resided in Brooklyn, NY for eighteen years before...
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Colburn E. Tompkins

October 15, 2017

Colburn Emanuel Tompkins, 81 better known as "Tommy" of Hamden died peacefully at his home on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Colburn was born in Washington, DC on December 15, 1935, a son of the late Clarence D. and Louise Johnson Tompkins. He proudly served his country with the US Army from 1954-1957. He performed in boxing matches through the USO. He moved to New Haven after being discharged. On...
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Alia Lotfy Jacob

October 14, 2017

Alia Lotfy Jacob, 59 of East Hampton, CT died peacefully on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Sameh Fam. Alia was born in Fayoum, Egypt on October 31, 1957, a daughter of the late Lotfy Jacob and the late Afifa Wasely. She had resided in Hamden for ten years before moving to East Hampton five years ago. Before...
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Jorge Luís Burgos

October 13, 2017

Jorge Luís Burgos, 43 of New Haven died peacefully on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Jennifer Corado. Jorge was born in New Haven on May 4, 1974, a son of Zoraida Gonzalez Burgos of New Haven and the late Pablo Burgos, and was a lifelong city resident. He was a para professional (teacher's assistant) for...
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Dalila Peréz

October 11, 2017

Dalila Peréz, 88 of New Haven died peacefully on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Manuel Peréz. Dalila was born in Comerio, Puerto Rico on January 26, 1929, a daughter of the late Hipólito Colón and the late Francisca Meléndez. She lived in Bayamon, Puerto Rico for most of her...
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Pablo Ortiz

October 7, 2017

Pablo Ortiz, 84 of New Haven died peacefully on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Hilda Luz Rivera Ortiz. Pablo was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on February 2, 1933, a son of the late Olegario Ortiz and the late Margarita Cintrón. He had resided in New Haven for the past sixty five years. Pablo...
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Luís Damiani

September 21, 2017

Luís Damiani, 61 of New Haven died peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford. Luís was born in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico on March 22, 1956, a son of Maria Magdalena Lopez of Naples, FL and the late Vicente Damiani, and had resided in New Haven for the past forty seven years. Luís was a self-employed roofer who worked for many years in the construction...
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Clara C. Cox

September 19, 2017

Clara Constance Nuzzolillo Cox, 81 of New Haven, formerly of West Haven, Westfield, MA, and Hardyston, NJ died peacefully on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Mary Wade Home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late James R. Cox, Sr. Clara was born in New Haven on September 16, 1936, a daughter of the late Julius and Alice Pearson Nuzzolillo. She had resided in New...
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Florentina García Rodriguez

September 19, 2017

Florentina García Rodriguez, 70 of New Haven died peacefully Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Masonicare Health Center, Wallingford with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Bienvenido Gonzalez Ramos. Florentina was born in Añasco, Puerto Rico on April 27, 1947, a daughter of the late Florencio García and the late Rosa Rodriguez, and had resided in New Haven since 1981....
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Adeline O. Cosenza

September 18, 2017

Adeline Orifice Cosenza, 75 of Middletown, formerly of East Haven and New Haven died peacefully on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown with her loving family by her side. Adeline was born in New Haven on January 28, 1942, a daughter of the late Rinaldo and Maria Cavallaro Orifice, and had resided in East Haven for most of her life before moving to Middletown two years ago...
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Edward Albert DeLucia, Jr.

September 17, 2017

Edward "Eddie" Albert DeLucia, Jr., 47 of Meriden died suddenly on Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Meriden from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Eddie was born in New Haven on October 7, 1969, a son of Maureen Gilson DeLucia Kenny of East Haven and the late Edward Albert DeLucia, Sr. He had resided in East Haven for twenty five years before moving to Meriden twenty two years ago. Eddie...
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Charles J. Peschel

September 17, 2017

Charles John Peschel, 65 of Cheshire died peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Smilow Cancer Hospital of Yale-New Haven Hospital after a corageous battle with AML, and with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of twenty nine years to Nan Stockmal Peschel. Charles was born in New Haven on August 21, 1952, a son of Charles L. Peschel of Milford and the late Elizabeth...
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Mara Leon Halepas

September 15, 2017

Mara Leon Halepas of Orange died peacefully at her home on Friday, September 15, 2017 with her loving family by her side. Mara was born in Meriden, a daughter of the late Leon and Haritsa Xanthakos Halepas, and had resided in the Orange-Milford area for the past seventeen years. She was a part owner of National Wholesale Florist Supply Co., Inc. of Orange. Mara was a longtime dedicated member of...
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Patricia D. D'Amato

September 14, 2017

Patricia D'Ambrosio D'Amato, 73 of Bethany died peacefully at her home on Thursday, September 14, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of fifty two years to Peter D'Amato. Patricia was born in New Haven on January 23, 1944, a daughter of the late John and Gilda Percopo D'Ambrosio, and had resided in Bethany for the past forty years. Patricia's family wishes to express...
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Tony Chardon

September 13, 2017

Tony Chardon, 64 of New Haven died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of thirty nine years to Evelyn Casanova Chardon. Tony was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on February 24, 1953, a son of the late Ventura and Carmen Melendez Chardon, and had resided in New Haven for the past forty seven years. He was a Dietary...
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José Antonio Rivera

September 11, 2017

José Antonio Rivera, 78 of New Haven died suddenly at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Monday, September 11, 2017, after being stricken at home. He was the beloved husband of forty two years to Flora Rivera. José was born in Comerio, Puerto Rico on January 30, 1939, a son of the late Antonio and Maria Rivera. He had resided in Brooklyn, NY for most of his life, and moved to New Haven after returning...
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Alvin Ponce Calderón

September 10, 2017

Alvin Ponce Calderón, 29 of West Haven died suddenly at his home on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Alvin was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on November 30, 1987, a son of Luís Estrada of West Haven and the late Ruth Calderón Estrada. He had resided in New Haven for nine years before moving to West Haven fifteen years ago. Alvin was currently working as a stocking clerk at the Family Dollar Store...
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William H. Scarpa

September 6, 2017

William H. " Bill" Scarpa, 93 of Hamden, formerly of Derby died peacefully at the Veterans' Administration Medical Center, West Haven on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Louise A. Cappabianco Scarpa. Bill was born in Derby on March 30, 1924, a son of the late Joseph and Marietta Crocamo Scarpa, and had resided in Derby for most of his life before moving to...
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Dennis J. Mendillo

September 6, 2017

Dennis J. "Chunk" Mendillo, 63 of North Haven, formerly of Orange died peacefully on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Susan Spinelli Mendillo. Dennis was born in New Haven on March 9, 1954, a son of the late Joseph and Lucy Forte Mendillo, and had resided in New Haven for most of his life...
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Annmarie Piccolo

September 3, 2017

Annmarie Hemenway Piccolo, 54 of Ansonia passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford. Annmarie was born in in Derby on March 2, 1963, the beloved first daughter of Ann Carol Donofrio and Thomas "Tim" Hemmenway of Ansonia. Annmarie went to Ansonia schools and the University of Hartford, where she received a degree in special education. She was a teacher for many...
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Robert W. Orrell

September 2, 2017

Robert W. Orrell, 81 of Sannibel, FL and Charlestown, RI died at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT on Saturday, September 2, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Nina Ducker Orrell. Mr. Orrell is also survived by a son, Matthew Orrell of Boston, MA. Services for Mr. Orrell were private and entrusted to the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven, CT. www...
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Patricia B. Parker

September 2, 2017

Patricia "Pat" Bogen Parker, 76 of North Haven died peacefully on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the Masonicare Health Center. She was born in New Haven on November 14, 1940 to the late Charles A. Bogen and the late Helen Comiskey Bogen. Pat went to Sacred Heart Grammar School, then to East Haven High School and Hillhouse High School. She married Charles F. Parker, Jr. in 1958, and had four...
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Louis R. Cordova

August 26, 2017

Louis Raymond Cordova, 85 of Wallingford died peacefully on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Masonicare Health Center, Wallingford with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of sixty one years to Helene Keefe Cordova. Louis was born in East Haven on July 12, 1932, a son of the late Louis and Margaret Levatino Cordova, and had resided in Wallingford for the past fifty two...
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Carolyn E. Justus-Flood

August 24, 1949 - August 25, 2017

Mrs. Carolyn Edwards Justus-Flood, 68 of New Haven died Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem, Virginia. She was the beloved wife of William Flood. Carolyn was born in Roanoke, VA on August 24, 1949, a daughter of the late Marcellus A. and Thelma Lee Edwards, Sr. She graduated from Lucy Addison High School in Roanoke, followed by a Bachelor's Degree from Federal City...
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Diana Maria Rey

August 19, 2017

"Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don't lengthen it now with undo grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free." -Author Unknown Diana "Diane" Maria Rey, 49, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Diane was born in Pittsburgh, PA on December 29, 1967, a daughter of Miguel Angel and Juanita (Cordova) Rey. She was a...
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Pedro Torres, Jr.

August 19, 2017

Pedro Torres, Jr., 63 of New Haven died Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus. Pedro was born in New York City on February 8, 1954, a son of the late Pedro and Clara Velez Torres, Sr. He is survived by a daughter, Carmen Rosa Torres of Dallas, TX, one granddaughter, Jocelyn Soto of Dallas and two sisters, Carmen Torres of New London and Rosa Casiano of Homestead...
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Roberto Colón Ortiz

August 16, 2017

Roberto Colón Ortiz, 61 of New Haven died peacefully on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side. Roberto was born in Coamo, Puerto Rico on July 11, 1956, a son of the late Gilberto Colón Maldonado and the late Gladys Ortiz. He had lived in Coamo for most of his life, in Middletown, NJ for several years, and in New Haven for the past four years....
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José Rafael Santini, Sr.

August 13, 2017

José Rafael Santini, Sr., 70 of New Haven died peacefully on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of thirty eight years to Luz Peréz Santini. José was born in Coamo, Puerto Rico on July 27, 1970, a son of Carmen Espada Santini if New Haven and the late Carlos Santini, and had resided in New Haven for thirteen years...
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John True, Jr.

August 11, 2017

John True, Jr., 60 of New Haven died suddenly at his home on Friday, August 11, 2017. John was born on April 17, 1957. A private funeral service is planned. The Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., has been entrusted with arrangements. www.washingtonmemorialfh.com
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Nancy Ann Paolillo

August 10, 2017

Nancy Ann Paolillo, 56 of Wallingford died peacefully after a short illness on Thursday, August 10,2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Nancy was born in New Haven on February 14, 1961, a daughter of Alphonse V. Paolillo, Sr. of Wallingford and the late Patricia A. Imperato Paolillo, and had resided in Wallingford for the past 38 years. She was the floral designer and manager of Petals & Scents...
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Carl Joseph Makula III

August 9, 2017

Carl Joseph Makula, III, 20 of North Haven passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NYC on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Carl was born in New York City on July 7, 1997, the beloved son of Carl and Maribel Vera Makula, Jr. and had resided in North Haven for the past eleven years. He was a 2016 graduate of North Haven High School, and was currently a freshman...
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Eufemia "Effie' Smith

August 7, 2017

Eufemia "Effie" M. Smith, 82 of East Haven died peacefully on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus with her loving family by her side. Effie was born in New Haven on March 7, 1935, a daughter of the late Augustine and Josephine Apicelli DeMatteo, and had resided in East Haven for most of her life. She was a department manager at the former Bradlee's Department...
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Florence A. Guglietti

July 28, 2017

Florence A. Della Camera Guglietti, 92 of North Haven died peacefully at her home on Friday, July 28, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of sixty three years to Frank E. Guglietti. Florence was born in New Haven on July 12, 1925, a daughter of the late Louis and Christina DeMayo Della Camera, and had resided in North Haven for the past fifty four years. She was an...
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Vincenzo Frioni

July 25, 2017

Vincenzo Frioni, 76 of North Haven died peacefully at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of fifty two years to Natalia Sanches Frioni. Vincenzo was born in Alatri, province of Frosinone, Italy on December 4, 1940 a son of the late Luigi and Francesca "Maria" Puperi Frioni, and had resided in North Haven for the past...
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Martin Lopez, Jr.

July 24, 2017

Martin Lopez, Jr., 60 of New Haven died peacefully on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side. Martin was born in New Haven on February 14, 1957, a son of Martin and Carmen Carrillo Lopez, Sr. of New Haven, and was a lifelong city resident. He was a carpenter by trade and owned and operated the former Martin Handyman Services. He also worked as a...
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Russell Alan Judd

July 21, 2017

Russell Alan Judd, 66 of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of New Haven died Friday, July 21, 2017 after a short illness. Russell was born in Branford on May 10, 1951, the second son of the late Frederick W. Judd, Sr., and Ruth Benham Judd Swan. He was a twenty year U.S. Naval Veteran, and a member of the Jacksonville Woodworkers Club. Russell is survived by three brothers, Fred (Anna) Judd, Jr. of...
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Helen Elizabeth Mauhs

July 18, 2017

Helen Elizabeth Mauhs, 86 of Hamden passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife and best friend of more than sixty years to Karl Mauhs. Helen was born in Coraopolis, PA on November 4, 1930, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary Venus Sambold. She grew up in Austria, and returned to the U.S. at the age of...
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Carmen Noreida Díaz

July 11, 2017

Carmen Noreida Díaz, 65 of New Haven died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of thirty one years to José R. Díaz. Carmen was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on November 24, 1951, a daughter of the late Felix Rivera Santiago and the late Antonia Martinez Rivera. She moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 2005, and had resided in...
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