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Eunice Coyle Benson

 September 17, 2014

Eunice Coyle Benson, age 98, of Branford, died on Sept. 8 at the Branford Hills Health Care Center. She was the widow of Ronald E. Benson.

James ‘Jim’ Hatch Fifield

 September 17, 2014

James "Jim" Hatch Fifield, 63, passed away peacefully Sept. 5 surrounded by his family. James was born on April 29, 1951, in New Haven to Hugh and Cynthia Fifield.

Christina ‘Tina’ Morgan Lyons

 September 15, 2014

Christina "Tina" Morgan Lyons, 50, died peacefully at her home in Branford on Sept. 11 after a long and courageous battle with a brain tumor. Tina was born in New Haven March 2, 1964, daughter of William and Barbara Rodman Lyons of Branford.

John F. Lyons

 September 10, 2014

John F. Lyons, 84, of Trumbull, died Aug. 29 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford. He was the husband of the late Patricia Tillinghast Lyons. Mr. Lyons was born May 16, 1930, in New York, New York, son of the late John and Helen Lyons.

Anita G. Errico

 September 10, 2014

Anita G. Errico, 88, of Branford, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Aug. 30 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. For the past 64 years, she was the devoted wife of Dr. Austin V. Errico. Born in New Haven on Nov. 16, 1925, she was the daughter of the late...

Joseph David Austiguy

 September 10, 2014

Joseph David Austiguy, 54, of New Haven, formerly of North Branford, died Aug. 30 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was born on Oct. 16, 1959, the son of George and Theresa Austiguy of North Branford.

Joyce Merrill St. John

 September 9, 2014

Joyce Merrill St. John, 86, passed away on Aug. 30. She was the beloved wife of Wilfred H. St. John, Jr., for 66 years. Joyce was born in New Haven on March 23, 1928, to the late Robert W. Merrill and Lydia Crook Merrill.

Brian A. Bitzer

 September 8, 2014

Brian A. Bitzer, 68, of Brockton, Massachusetts, died Aug. 27 in Brockton Hospital after a long illness. He was born in New Haven, Oct. 2, 1945, son of the late Charles E. and Helen Donaldson Bitzer.

Laurel ‘Lori’ Adams

 September 8, 2014

Laurel "Lori" Adams, age 56, of Branford, passed away peacefully on Sept. 5 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Born in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Carol O’Brien Griffin.

Mary Begley Moore

 September 8, 2014

Mary Begley Moore, 87, of East Haven, passed away Sept. 6 at Connecticut Hospice. She was born Dec. 24, 1926, to John and Mary (Donnelly) Begley.

Mabel M. Page

 September 4, 2014

Mabel M. Thomas Page, a longtime resident of Stony Creek, passed away on Aug. 31 at the age of 101. She was born on June 7, 1913.

Adelbert (Del) Mautte, Jr.

 September 3, 2014

Adelbert (Del) Mautte, Jr., 82, of Virginia, died peacefully on Aug. 27 at Gayton Terrace in Richmond, Virginia. Del was born on April 30, 1932, in New Haven. He was the son of the late Adelbert Mautte, Sr., and Emma Holcomb Mautte, and stepmother Helene Horton...

Robert F. Alves

 September 3, 2014

Robert F. Alves, 90, of Branford, passed away Aug. 31 at Connecticut Hospice. He was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, to Manuel and Josephine (Silveira) Alves.

Gregory G. Young

 September 3, 2014

Our beloved Gregory G. Young, 53, of Branford, passed away Aug. 31 after a brief illness.

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...

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