Archive for February 2013

Scholl, Jean Caveney

Jean Caveney Scholl, 71, passed away peacefully at Bristol Hospital on February 22, 2013 after a lengthy and arduous battle with pulmonary disease. She was surrounded by members of her immediate family who loved her immensely. She was born in northern Maine where she was raised and attended school. She moved to the Greater Hartford area many years ago and had a distinguished career at various local businesses among which were The Hartford National Bank, Newington Builders, Rizzo Pool and the Sovereign Bank branch office at Bishop’s Corner in West Hartford from which she retired several years ago. During the 1970s she served her country as a member of the United States Army Reserve from which she received an honorable discharge. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Leonard K. Scholl of Farmington; her mother and father Edward and Delia Caveney of Caribou, ME; brothers Norman Caveney, Roland Caveney and Edward Caveney Jr.; and a niece Robin Grant. She is survived by one brother, Eldred Caveney of Virginia Beach, VA, and four sisters: Charlene Caveney of Roseville, CA, Carlene Donovan of Washburn, ME, Dolores Grant of Bristol and Linda Murphy of Avon, as well as a plethora of nieces who live around the country. She had a large number of friends who shared her many interests. During her married life she spent many happy weekends and vacations with her husband and boating enthusiast friends at the marina in Chester. In addition she was an avid reader, a superb gardener and a wonderful photographer. In fact the number of photographs that she left behind was in the thousands; every one of which was a poignant memory of times gone by. She loved her family deeply and they will forever miss her laughter and warm sense of humor. She will be sadly missed by many. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street, Rt. 4, Unionville, on Wednesday, February 27 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Thursday (Feb. 28) at 9:15 am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Ann in Avon at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in the family plot at St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made in her name to The American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108.

Maile, Concetta

Concetta Theresa (Valente) Maile, 92, of West Hartford, beloved and devoted wife of the late Louis John Maile, passed away peacefully at St. Mary Home, Friday, February 22, 2013. She was predeceased by her loving sons, Louis J. Maile Jr., Michael M. Maile, her grandson, James Maile Chavez and her loving sister, Frances (Valente) Recupero. Mrs. Maile was born in Hartford on March 13, 1920, daughter of the late Emmanuel and Marianna (Amendola) Valente. She was a graduate of Henry Barnard School and Hartford Public High School, where she was active in the drama club. She worked for Law offices prior to being employed with The Travelers Insurance Co. for 25 years, at which time, she retired. Mrs. Maile had a strong faith and was a member of St. Patrick St. Anthony Church in Hartford. She had many interests, especially, including the arts and volunteering. She volunteered at St. Mary Home, where she resided and was awarded many certificates of recognition for her gracious and compassionate volunteer work. She was an extremely caring and beyond dedicated mother to her family. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She will always be remembered as a very courageous and truly strong person. She will be deeply missed by her children and extended family. Mrs. Maile leaves her eight children, Lucy Clark of Newington; Marylou Maile of East Hartford; Nella Maile of East Hartford; Eleanor and her husband Chris of Middletown; Louise Maile Rimscha of Vernon; Joseph Maile of New York; Theresa and her late husband Dave Milligan of Avon, and John Maile of West Hartford. Mrs. Maile was recently predeceased by her loving and devoted son-in-law, Dave Milligan. She leaves many beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren, her two sisters, Virginia Clark of Marlborough and Anne Consentino of Rocky Hill and many nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at St. Mary Home, with special thanks to Andrea Edmead for her loving care to our mother. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Tuesday (Feb. 26) from 8:30-10:00am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be at 10:00am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, West Hartford at 11:00am. Burial will be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Mary Home, Mercy Community Health – Development Office, 2021 Albany Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117-2796.

McAndrews, Kathleen Curry

Kathleen Curry McAndrews, of West Hartford, died after a brief illness at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her family on February 22, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Abel of South Bend, IN. Kathleen was born and raised in South Bend, IN and was a graduate of St. Patrick’s School and St. Mary’s Academy. She received her B.A. degree from St. Mary’s College, South Bend, IN in 1948. In 1956 she married the late David A. Curry, Esq. from Hartford, CT. Upon David’s graduation from Notre Dame Law School in South Bend, the couple moved to Hartford where David worked at his father’s law firm, the late Thomas B. Curry, Esq. Kathleen and David settled in West Hartford where they raised their three children. They enjoyed a wonderful life together until his untimely death in 1972. Kathleen was a communicant of the Church of St. Timothy. In addition to raising her three children, Kathleen served for many years on the Board the Women’s Auxiliary of St. Francis Hospital. She served on various committees and she implemented one of the first “Baby Cuddler” programs in the greater Hartford area at St. Francis where she would hold hospitalized at-risk infants. Kathleen was a former member of the West Hartford Garden Club, the World Affairs Center, and served on the Boards of the Hartford Ballet and the Mark Twain House. Kathleen was an avid golfer and platform tennis player and a former member of Wampanoag Country Club in West Hartford and the Town and County Club in Hartford, CT. In 1991 she married the late Dr. James F. McAndrews. Kathy and Jim treasured fifteen years together traveling abroad and spending time during the winter months at their home at Sawgrass in Florida until Jim’s death in 2006. Kathleen is survived by her loving children; her son Atty. David A. Curry of West Hartford and Hamilton, Bermuda and her daughters, Kathleen A. Curry of Bridgeport and Virginia Curry Fairbrother and her husband Dr. Richard J. Fairbrother of West Hartford, CT. She is also survived by her devoted sister-in-law, Angela Curry Maynard of Little Rock, AR and her brothers-in-law James F. Purcell of Munster, IN and Rev. Frederic F. Curry of Tucson, AZ, many nieces and nephews, especially her niece Elise O’Connell Boccia and her family of Glastonbury, CT. She was predeceased by her beloved sister, Dorothy A. Purcell, her sister-in-law Elise C. O’Connell, her brothers-in-law Rev. James A. Curry, Thomas B. Curry and Col. Charles D. Maynard. The family wishes to thank Dr. Croen and the Palliative Care Team at Hartford Hospital; especially the nurses Dana, Shana, Helen, and Louise and the CNA’s Gifti, Taylor, and John. The family also wishes to thank the entire staff at the Caleb Hitchcock Healthcare Center at Duncaster in Bloomfield, CT; Dr. Becherl and the staff of the Cedar Unit notably Linda Barnard, her nurses Delores, Monique, Elizabeth, Victoria, Carolyn, Marcia, Sheila, Asha, Donald, Talida, Marjorie, Angela, Nordia, Nataliya and John, and her CNA’s Hyacinth, Dawn, Allecia, Janelle, Hannah, Debra, Elaine, Edian, Jennifer, Audrey, Marcia. In addition the family would like to thank the Father Cody, Father Frascadore, Pat Piano and the Pastoral Care team of St. Timothy’s Church, West Hartford, notably Joan Curis and Jane Brady for their dedication administering the Holy Eucharist to Kathleen.
Friends may call at the Church of St. Timothy, 1116 North Main St., West Hartford on Tuesday (Feb. 26) from 9:30-11:00am. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated in the Church at 11:00am followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kathleen’s memory to the Church of St. Timothy, West Hartford, CT, the Dorothy Abel Purcell Foundation for the Right to Life, 8350 Parkview Avenue, Munster, IN 46321, or any organization of the donor’s selection.

Pereslugoff, Mary R.N.

Mary (Williams) Pereslugoff, R.N., 82, of Avon, widow of Benjamin M. Pereslugoff, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 19th. Born in Rutland, VT, March 17th, 1930, daughter of the late Raymond F. and Alice C. (Towne) Williams. Mary received her Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to retiring, she was the Assistant Director of Nursing at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Hartford, was later associated with Mercyknoll in West Hartford and for a number of private nursing agencies. Mary was past Matron at Adah Chapter # 30 OES in Unionville.  Mary is survived by her three sons, Benjamin M. Pereslugoff Jr., of Simsbury, John R. Pereslugoff of New Hartford and Robert J. Pereslugoff and his wife Susan V. of Avon, her grandchildren, Nicholas, Alexander, Victoria, Ryan and Kyle and her special caregiver, Brenda Deming. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday (Feb. 22) from 4:00-7:00pm. Funeral services and burial will be private at the family plot in Evergreen Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund at Evening Star Lodge, 22 Main St., Unionville, CT 06085.

Zurles, Bernadette

Bernadette G. Zurles, 92, longtime resident of Burlington, widow of Bernard “Joe” Zurles passed away on Sunday, February 17th at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, NY, October 16th, 1920, daughter of the late Charles and Julie (Seibert) Galaskas. She enjoyed antiquing, travel, especially cruising and trips to the “casino”. Bernadette is survived by her three daughters, Arlene Bouyea of Bristol, Janet Tabora-Davis Lane and her husband Michael of West Hartford and Julie Newlin of Burlington, her grandchildren, Peter Bouyea Jr., Jennifer Lange, Christopher Tabora, Kimberlee Hart, and Amanda Gouthro, 11 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Julia Shivers and her brother Douglas Galaskas. A memorial service will be held Friday (Feb. 22) at 1:00pm in The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville. Burial will be in the family plot at Calvary Cemetery, Collinsville in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Burlington Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 1285, Burlington, CT 06013.

O’Neill, Kathleen “Kay”

Kathleen (Kay) Campion O’Neill, of Avon, wife of John Anthony O’Neill died Sunday, February 17, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hartford on October 25, 1928, daughter of the late Thomas M. and Mary (Hanlon) Campion, D.D.S., Kay attended Mount St. Joseph Academy and graduated from St. Joseph College. Kay was the middle sister of the Campion clan and was predeceased by her sisters Mary Sinatro and Elizabeth (Betts) Trenchard.  She was married in 1951 to John O’Neill, her husband of 61 years.  Kay was a natural teacher and taught for 39 years, 6 years as a teacher and 33 years as a substitute primarily in the Avon Public School system.  Kay was known for her gift of Irish Bread at St. Patrick’s Day, a treat that was enjoyed by her colleagues.  Kay gave up teaching when the light of her life, her granddaughter Maeve, came into her life in 2006.  Kay was an active member of the community and was a member of the Avon Garden Club, St. Ann Women’s Guild, Avon Historical Society, St. Francis Hospital Woman’s Auxiliary and was the former secretary of the St. Thomas Seminary Woman’s Guild. Kay had a steadfast interest in the welfare of others. She was constantly attentive to the well being of those around her and always remembered special events in people’s lives. In return, she was blessed with many caring friends. She is survived by her husband John Anthony O’Neill, her brother Reverend Thomas Campion of Bloomfield, her sister Patricia (Teedie) Cobb and brother-in-law Richard Cobb of Hartford, her daughter Kathleen (Heidi) O’Neill, her son-in-law Stephen Williams and her granddaughter Maeve Williams of Northampton, MA. Friends may call at the Church of St. Ann, 289 Arch Road, Avon on Thursday, February 21st from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and again on Friday, February 22nd from 9:30-10:30 am. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, February 22nd at 11:00 am in the Church of St. Ann. Burial will be in the family plot at St. Ann Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to The Auxiliary, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, 114 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105.

Hood, Maureen “Lolly”

Our Dear Friend Maureen passed away very peacefully on Tuesday, February 12th 2013 at St. Francis Hospital. Lolly, as she was lovingly known, was born August 23rd, 1947 in Chicago, IL, to the late Edward Pellagrini (Red Sox infielder 1946 and Head Coach of Boston College) and Helen Rita Sheridan. Lolly is survived by her twin brother Michael E. Pellagrini of Santa Rosa, CA. She also leaves behind her beloved close friend Jo Jo Leano of 25 years and good friend Keith Schroeder. Maureen was a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Her passion was cooking. She was very well known and loved in her beloved West-End community in Hartford where she was a very active volunteer in all community events, fund raising projects, state & local affairs and was always ready to help anyone. Chef Maureen was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Hartford and was spiritually guided by Rev. Cynthia Major, Pastor of the Church. As a chef, she held regular ‘Spaghetti Suppers’ for the community and the church. It was her vision to organize, canvass local businesses for donations, supplies and decorations for the community, charity events and the food pantry. We all loved Lolly and are proud to have known her. We will miss her dearly. Maureen wished to be cremated. Friends may call at the United Methodist Church of Hartford, 571 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Thursday (Feb. 21) from 12:00-2:00pm. A memorial service in her honor will be held on Thursday (Feb. 21) at the United Methodist Church of Hartford at 7:30pm followed by a reception at the church.

Daly, Thomas

Thomas E. Daly, 77, of Unionville,  beloved husband of Patricia K. (Shannahan) Daly, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 16th at his home. Born in Brooklyn, NY June 15th 1935 son of the late John Raymond and Anna (Brown) Daly. Prior to retiring, Tom enjoyed a long, successful career in the insurance industry. He was a communicant at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Unionville. Along with his wife, he is survived by his six children; Thomas A. Daly of Vero Beach, FL, John M. and Katherine L. Daly of Unionville, Barbara A. Daly-Byrnes and Kevin R. Byrnes of Farmington, Elizabeth Daly-Standish and James Standish of West Hartford, Jean D. Heffernan and Kevin M. Heffernan of Acworth, GA, Kevin R. and Jacquelyn Daly of St. Paul, MN. In addition, Tom leaves behind his siblings; John Daly of Hornell, NY, Alexander and Barbara Daly of Springfield, NJ and his sister Marianne Daly-Kelly and her husband John Dunn of Port Clinton, OH. Along with his four grandchildren; Andrew and Brendan Standish, Jack and Patrick Heffernan, Tom leaves a large and loving extended family.  Friends may call at the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Feb. 20) from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral procession from the Ahern Funeral Home will be Thursday ( Feb. 21) 9:15 a.m. followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon.

Vichi, Mary (Foley)

Mary (Foley) Vichi, 85, of Avon, Ct, beloved wife of the late Frank J. Vichi, passed away Friday (February 15, 2013).  Mary was born in Hartford, CT. to the late William and Marion (Spiers) Foley on October 17, 1927.  Mary was raised in East Hartford, CT. and attended St. Mary’s and East Hartford High Schools.  She and Frank made their home with their four children in Glastonbury, CT.  They retired to Burlington and then Avon, CT.  Mary was involved in facilitating Bereavement Groups and volunteering at St. Francis Hospital.     She also enjoyed traveling the world, spending time with family and friends, cooking, listening to music and her passion of reading.  Her spaghetti sauce and meatballs were the best known to mankind and will surely be missed.   Mary was a communicant at the church of St Mary’s of the Sea in Unionville, CT. She was predeceased by two brothers, William and John Foley, sisters Helen Heine and Mildred Farnham and Alice Foley. She is survived by her four children, daughters Maryellen Wright of East Windsor, Frances and son-in-law Roy Laun of Southington, Nancy Vichi of Avon and son John J. Vichi and daughter in-law Laurie Opalack of Canton, three grandchildren, Adam and Kristin Wright and Jeffrey Laun and 2 great grandchildren Charlie and Brennan Wright. And her long time special companion Edward Fasulo and her sister Ann Reynolds of South Windsor and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St. Rt. 4 Unionville, CT. Tuesday,  (February 19th)  from 5-7 PM. Funeral procession from the Ahern Funeral Home will be Wednesday  (February 20th ) at 9:15 am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of of the Sea.  Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 8105.  or to Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) 4813 St. Elmo Ave. Bethesda MD, 20814

Brouker, Richmond A.

Richmond A. Brouker, 85, of Unionville, beloved husband of Amelia (Christman) Brouker, passed away peacefully Tuesday February 12th , 2013, at the Apple Rehab of  Plainville, after a lengthy illness. Born in Bristol Connecticut, March 6th, 1927, son of the late Raymond and Mary (Peck) Brouker. Richmond was a manager at Magnatech Welding Company. He was United States Navy Veteran WWII.Besides his wife he is survived by his daughter Holly Brouker of Massachusetts, his sisters Virginia Kalbach and Dawn Norton of Bristol. his brother Dale Brouker of Las Vegas, NV, his two grandsons Justin and Christopher, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services and burial will be held in the spring. There will be no calling hours.   Donations can be made to a charity of the donors choice.


Johnson, Dawn Louise (Masi)

Dawn Louise (Masi) Johnson, 55, of Harwinton, beloved wife of Paul A. Johnson, passed away peacefully Tuesday Feb 12th. Born in Bristol, June 19th, 1957, daughter of James Masi of Plainville and the late Mary (Musumano) Masi. Dawn was a graduate of St. Paul Catholic High School, class of 1976 where she was a cheerleader. She was associated with Peoples/United Bank of Avon and Alliance Imaging also in Avon. Dawn absolutely adored her grandchildren. She loved cooking & feeding her large family.  She enjoyed going to the beaches at Martha’s Vineyard, home decorating and design, all types of flowers, and gardening in her yard.  She also enjoyed skiing and was an avid tennis player.  Dawn was a member of the Farmington Junior Women’s League. Besides her husband and father, she is survived by her son Jason K. Johnson and his wife Meghan of Simsbury, her daughter Heather A. Johnson of Brooklyn, NY, one sister Julie Masi of Bristol, one brother Nicholas Masi of Plainville, her two cherished grandchildren Emma and Ethan, and beloved pet dog Dexter. The family would like to extend sincere thanks and gratitude to the doctors and staff at John Hopkins University Hospital, the UConn Health Center, and Hartford Hospital for the compassionate loving care given to Dawn. Dawn will always be remembered for her optimistic attitude, her grace and dignity and well-being others before herself. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Sunday (Feb.17) from 2:00-6:00PM. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Monday (Feb.18) at 9:15 am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington at 10:00 am.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, Tri-State, Inc.: 59 Front Street Binghamton, NY 13905.

Schilling, William

William Schilling of Farmington, CT and Stuart, FL  82, died  peacefully on February 11th, with his family by his side. He leaves behind his beloved and devoted wife of 56 years, Ella, who he adored and to whom he credited all of his success in life; daughter Nancy Queirolo and son in law Edgardo of Farmington; son Mark and daughter in law Dawn of Avon and his six cherished grandchildren, Katrina, Madison, Wyatt, Victoria, Tessa and William. He is also survived by two sisters Mariana and Elsa and many nieces and nephews in Germany. Born and raised in Bischofsheim, Germany he married Ella and together they immigrated by boat to the United States in 1956 where he quickly established himself as a sharp and astute engineer. He was employed by such companies as Royal Typewriter, Seth Thomas Clocks and Skinner Manufacturing before starting his own company Precision Engineering Inc which produced custom solenoid valves. During this time he also patented a Bar Hose dispensing system still widely in use today. Mr. Schilling had a love for golf and was a lifelong member of the Farmington Country Club. This passion took William and Ella to courses around the world including Scotland, Austria, Switzerland, South Africa, Canada and his favorites Doral and Pebble Beach. He loved wild flowers and birds, fine foods, all things German, cognac, Thursday nights at Apricots, Western and Action movies , beautiful views, and most of all, time spent with his grandchildren. The family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the doctors and nurses at the UConn Health Center for the exceptional care and comfort they provided. Services will be private; in lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 in honor of William Schilling

Prosciak, Karolina

Karolina Prosciak, 87, of Hartford passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 6, 2013. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Thursday, February 14, at 9:00 AM in the Cathedral of St. Joseph, followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 467 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002

Shatas, Alice M.

Alice M Shatas, 101, of Farmington, formerly of Cape Cod and Middlebury widow of the William J. Shatas, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 10, 2013. Born in Chicago, IL, January 16, 1912, daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Ambrozaitas) Rogers. Alice is survived by her daughter Nancy Naviaux, and her husband Larry Naviaux, of Farmington, as well as her niece Pamela J. Kallal and her husband James Kallal, M.D. of Farmington.  The family would like to extend sincere thanks and gratitude to the nursing staff and aides at Apple Rehabilitation in Avon for the compassionate care extended to Alice. A prayer service will be held Saturday, February 16, at 11:00 AM in the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Northwest Hills K-9 Rescue, Litchfield CT.

Fiore, Carl, PhD

Carl Fiore, PhD, 84, of Wallingford, formerly of Burlington, husband of the late Mary Rose Fiore, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 7, 2013. He was born in New Haven, CT. son of the late Frank and Concetta Fiore. He graduated from Yale University and served in the US Army during the Korean War. Carl received a PhD from Fordham University and taught there until returning to Connecticut where he was a professor of Biology at Central Connecticut State University until his retirement. Carl is survived by his brother Frank A. Fiore and his wife Maureen, his sister Elizabeth Landolfi and her husband Lawrence, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (Feb.14.) from 9:30-10:30 AM. Funeral procession from the Ahern Funeral Home will be Thursday at 10:30 AM followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Patrick, Rt. 4, Collinsville, at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, P.O. Box 28 Hartford CT, 06141.