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Josephine Cordelli Compitello

 September 2, 2014

Josephine Cordelli Compitello, 89, of Branford and East Haven, passed away Aug. 31 at Connecticut Hospice. She was born Feb. 7, 1925, in White Plains, New York, to Domenico and Catherine (Maroni) Cordelli. She is preceded in death by her parents, her...

John D. Sciarra

 August 29, 2014

John Dominico Sciarra, 87, of Branford, died Aug. 28 in Branford Hills Health Care Center after a long illness. He was the husband of Helen Stegina Sciarra for 63 years.

Ernest E. Marchitto, III

 August 28, 2014

Ernest E. Marchitto, III, 51, of Branford, died Aug. 26. Mr. Marchitto was born June 23, 1963, in New Haven, son of Mary Ann Marchitto of Branford and the late Ernest E. Marchitto, Jr.

Shirley M. Punzelt

 August 28, 2014

Shirley M. Punzelt, 87, of North Branford, formerly of Madison, died June 5 at home, surrounded by her family.

Gloria Leslie

 August 28, 2014

Gloria Leslie, 85, of Branford, passed away Aug. 27 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was born April 8, 1929, in New Haven to Charles and Eva (Menard) Billings.

Steven R. Ayr

 August 26, 2014

Steven R. Ayr, 65, of Branford, died August 21 in Connecticut Hospice, Branford. Mr. Ayr was born Feb. 1, 1949, in New Haven, son of the late Thomas A. and Jane Loftus Ayr.

Paul Richard Olovson, Paulie ‘O'

 August 25, 2014

Paul Richard Olovson, 50, of North Branford, died suddenly at home on Aug. 19. Paul was born on April 14, 1964, son of Doris F. Olovson and the late Carl O. Olovson.

Elizabeth Olsen Kyburg

 August 21, 2014

Elizabeth Olsen Kyburg passed away peacefully at home on August 14 at the age of 84 after a long struggle with COPD.

Marion (Doody) Bradley

 August 19, 2014

Marion (Doody) Bradley, aged 87, of North Branford, passed away Aug. 13. She was born July 31, 1927, in New Haven to Daniel M. and Carrie (Goodrich) Doody.

Barbara A. Dwyer

 August 18, 2014

Barbara A. Dwyer, 84, of Branford, died on August 18 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford. She was the wife of the late Walter J. Dwyer. Barbara was born February 1, 1930, in West Haven, daughter of the late Arthur E. and Gertrude Fox Friess.

Margaret L. Jordan

 August 14, 2014

Margaret L. Jordan, 89, of North Branford, died on August 11 at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a short illness. Margaret was a displaced Californian, having been born in San Francisco on January 19, 1925, and having lived all over California before moving to...

Marion Caroline Wahlstrom Dufourny

 August 14, 2014

Marion Caroline Wahlstrom Dufourny, 85, died peacefully Aug. 2. Marion, a longtime resident of North Branford, was born at home in East Haven Jan. 8, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Wilgot and Hilma Wahlstrom.

Kathleen T. Hanchuruck

 August 14, 2014

Kathleen Taragowski Hanchuruck, of Branford, died July 31 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was the wife of the late Stephen A. Hanchuruck, Jr. She was born Feb. 21, 1935, daughter of the late Vincent and Catherine Wood Taragowski.

Joanne D. Holsenbeck Gray

 August 14, 2014

Joanne D. Holsenbeck Gray, 79, of Jacksonville, Florida, and formerly of Branford, passed away on April 8 after a short illness. She was born Nov. 5, 1934, in Kilgore, Texas.

Karl W. Marsh

 August 11, 2014

Karl Whitney Marsh, 88, passed peacefully from this life on Aug. 5 at Branford Hills Health Care Center. Karl, nicknamed Bucky, lived most of his life in Branford. He was born on November 15, 1925, to parents Whitney LaDue Marsh and Vega Linnea Reynolds...

Marvin Weinrib

 August 11, 2014

Marvin Weinrib, 90, of Branford, died on Aug. 3 at the Hospital of St. Raphael. He was the husband of the late Thelma Forchielli Weinrib.

Joanne D. Holsenbeck Gray, 79 , Branford and Jacksonville, Florida

 August 6, 2014

Joanne D. Holsenbeck Gray, 79, of Jacksonville, Florida, and formerly of Branford, passed away on April 8 after a short illness. She was born November 5, 1934, in Kilgore, Texas.

Marion Caroline Wahlstrom Dufourny, 85, North Branford

 August 6, 2014

Marion Caroline Wahlstrom Dufourny, 85, died peacefully August 2. Marion, a longtime resident of North Branford, was born at home in East Haven January 8, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Wilgot and Hilma Wahlstrom.

Kathleen T. Hanchuruck, 79, Branford

 August 5, 2014

Kathleen Taragowski Hanchuruck, 79, of Branford, died July 31 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was the wife of the late Stephen A. Hanchuruck, Jr. She was born February 21, 1935, daughter of the late Vincent and Catherine Wood Taragowski.

Charles M. Gray, Jr., 51, Branford

 July 31, 2014

Charles Michael Gray, Jr., 51, of Branford, passed away on July 23 after a long illness. He was born June 26, 1963, in New Haven, the son of the late Charles M. and Florence R. Gray. He was raised in Short Beach, Branford, and Guilford.

John D. Fitzgerald, 60, Branford

 July 30, 2014

John D. Fitzgerald, 60, beloved husband of Frances Ruggiero of Branford, died July 29. Mr. Fitzgerald was born in New Haven February 5, 1954, son of the late Elizabeth and John Fitzgerald.

John F. Kerrigan, Sr., 88, Branford

 July 30, 2014

John F. Kerrigan, Sr., 88, of Branford, died July 29 at Branford Hills Health Care Center after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Mabel "Sis" Kerrigan. Mr. Kerrigan was born May 18, 1926, son of the late James and Elizabeth McCauley...

Gerald Millhollan, 59, Branford and East Haven

 July 29, 2014

Gerald Millhollan, 59, of Branford and East Haven, passed away July 26. He is the son of George Millhollan and Pierrette Vincent.

Jean Jones, 67, Branford

 July 28, 2014

Jean "Grandma Jean" Jones, 67, of Branford, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends on July 24 at Smilow Cancer Center after a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Three words come to mind when the name Jean Jones...

Marie N. Delgrego, 89, Branford and Springfield, Massachusetts

 July 28, 2014

Marie N. Delgrego, 89, of Springfield, Massachusetts, formerly of Branford Point, died July 25 at the Bay State Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, surrounded by her family. Marie was born in Branford December 23, 1924, daughter of the late Joseph and...

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