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Laura Stirling Adamson, 98, New Canaan and Branford

 July 23, 2014

Laura Stirling Adamson of Indian Neck, Branford, formerly of New Canaan, died peacefully July 22 at noon. She was 98 years old. Laura was born in New Haven January 15, 1916.

John Cullen, 71, Branford

 July 22, 2014

John Cullen, 71, of Branford, died July 21 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Janet Pierce Cullen. Mr. Cullen was born November 9, 1942, in New Haven, son of the late Joseph J. and Mary Elizabeth Hussey Cullen.

Dominic F. Longo, 79, Branford

 July 21, 2014

Dominic F. Longo, 79, of Branford, died July 18 at his home. He was the beloved husband for more than 50 years of Charlene Hayes Longo. Mr. Longo was born March 16, 1935, in New Haven, son of the late Francis and Antoinette Longo.

Sally Benedict-Cobb, South Salem, New York

 July 16, 2014

Sally Benedict-Cobb of South Salem, New York, died May 29 at Northern Westchester Hospital after a long fight with lung cancer.

Joan G. Peterson, 80, Branford

 July 15, 2014

Joan G. Peterson, 80, of Branford, died July 9 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Karl A. Peterson.

Robert Paul Olsson, 92, North Branford

 July 15, 2014

Robert Olsson, 92, of North Branford, died of natural causes on July 8 in the comfort of his home with his family and Pippin the cat beside him. He was the son of the late Godfrey and Susan Olsson.

Marjorie Gillis Bussmann, 56, Wallingford

 July 15, 2014

Marjorie Gillis Bussmann, 56, beloved wife of Kenneth Bussmann of Wallingford, died July 13 in Connecticut Hospice, Branford. Mrs. Bussmann was born in New Haven Aug. 30, 1957, daughter of Ruth Harris Gillis of Branford, and the late Frank L. Gillis.

Mary (Muz) Fisher, 78, Guilford, Madison, East Haven, and Durham

 July 15, 2014

Mary Fisher, 78, of Durham, and formerly of Guilford, Madison, and East Haven, died peacefully on July 11.

David S. Popolizio, Sr., 47, North Branford

 July 10, 2014

David S. Popolizio, Sr., 47, of North Branford, loving husband of 20 years to Dawn Wergin Popolizio of East Haven, passed away on July 5 at his home.

Louis Anthony Pepe, 87, Branford

 July 8, 2014

Louis Anthony Pepe, 87, of Branford, died peacefully in his home on July 7. He was the husband of Clara Petela Pepe of Branford.

Ernest Ledlow Bishop, 78, Guilford and New Haven

 July 8, 2014

Ernest Ledlow Bishop, 78, of New Haven, died July 6 at Arden House after a long illness. He was the wife of Joyce (Basserman) Bishop.

Karl A. Peterson, 82, Branford

 July 3, 2014

Karl A. Peterson, 82, of Branford, died July 2 at the St. Raphael Campus, YNHH. He was the beloved husband for nearly 60 years of Joan Brada Peterson. Mr. Peterson was born in Branford April 16, 1932, son of the late Simon and Ellen Peterson.

Patricia M. Flowers, 89, Darien and North Branford

 July 3, 2014

Patricia Moulton Flowers, 89, of Evergreen Woods, North Branford, formerly of Darien, died June 29 in North Branford. She was the beloved wife of the late John Francis Flowers. She was born in New Hampton, New Hampshire, on Sept. 24, 1924, daughter of the late...

Catherine Calvert, 86, Branford

 July 1, 2014

Catherine Calvert, 86, of Branford, died June 25 at the Madison House. She was the wife of John W. Calvert. Mrs. Calvert was born in Branford April 13, 1928, daughter of the late William M. and Hedwig Nelson Pacheco.

Alfred Slocum, 76, New Haven

 July 1, 2014

Alfred Slocum, 76, was born in October 1937 in New Haven to Clifford and Jean Slocum.

Warren Hughes Dougherty, 85, Branford

 July 1, 2014

Warren Hughes Dougherty, 85, of Branford, passed away on June 28. He was the husband of Jane Branum Dougherty of Branford, and father of Elizabeth (Betsie) Dougherty of Branford and Jodi Torres of Pleasanton, California. Warren was born and raised in Hamden.

Mary Eliza Welch, Branford

 July 1, 2014

Eliza Welch of Branford died at her home on June 30 surrounded by her loving family. Eliza was born on May 25, 1928. She was the daughter of the late John C. Barnes and Mary Ives Barnes.

Daniel Wysocki, 79, Branford

 July 1, 2014

Daniel Wysocki,79, of Branford, died on June 28. Daniel was born in New Haven on October 28, 1934, the son of the late Louise and Wallace Wysocki. He was raised in New Haven.

Edward Wall, Jr., 81, North Branford

 June 30, 2014

Edward Wall, Jr., 81, of North Branford, died on June 28. He was the husband of the late Nancy Euzzine Wall.

Julia Georgiana (Barbuto) Nardini, 77, North Branford

 June 30, 2014

Julia Georgiana (Barbuto) Nardini, 77, of North Branford, went to be among the Angels on June 26 after a 25-year courageous fight with emphysema. Julia was born February 13, 1937, to Julia (Piscittelli) Distasio and George Barbuto.

Rev. Gilbert Van Buren Wilkes, III, 76, New Haven

 June 27, 2014

Rev. Gilbert Van Buren Wilkes, III, "Father Gil," 76, of New Haven, passed away peacefully on June 20 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was born June 18, 1938, in Charlotte, North Carolina, to the late Gilbert Van Buren, Jr., and Elizabeth (Johnson)...

Ann M. O’Connell, 77, Branford

 June 26, 2014

Ann Marie O’Connell, 77, of Branford, beloved wife of Thomas P. O’Connell, Sr., loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and sister-in-law, died June 24 at Mid-State Medical Center in Meriden. Ann was born in New Haven, April 2, 1937, a daughter of...

Carolyn H. DeMartin, 81, Branford

 June 23, 2014

Carolyn H. DeMartin, 81, of Branford, passed away June 22 at home. She was born March 9, 1933, in Milo, Maine, to Ernest and Harriet (Prentiss) Horne.

Cazmir Paul Johnson, 76, Branford

 June 23, 2014

Cazmir Paul Johnson, 76, of Branford died June 20, 2014, at his home. He was born November 5, 1937, in Branford, son of the late Cazmire and Stasia Hanchuruck Johnson, and was a lifelong resident of Branford.

Marie Rose Giordano Salzano, 91, Branford

 June 19, 2014

Marie Rose Giordano Salzano died on June 10 at Arden House in Hamden.

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