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Guilford Obituaries

Obituaries • Published April 28, 2021 04:54 p.m.

Joanne Catherine Mace

Joanne Catherine Mace of Guilford passed peacefully on April 24, at home surrounded by the love of her family.Joanne was born in Milford on Oct. 7, 1936, the only child of the late Stanley...

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Obituaries • Published April 28, 2021 04:53 p.m.

Sara ‘Sally’ Backes Leighton

Sara ‘Sally’ Backes LeightonGuilfordOn March 6, Sara “Sally” Backes Leighton passed away at the age of 90 at her home in Guilford, surrounded by her...

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Obituaries • Published April 27, 2021 03:52 p.m.

Abby Ruth (Linehan) Terreri

Abby Ruth (Linehan) Terreri, longtime resident of Guilford, passed away peacefully on April 24, with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband Claude J. Terreri, Jr., whom she...

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Obituaries • Published April 22, 2021 03 p.m.

Melinda Fairchild Leete

Melinda Fairchild Leete went home April 16, unrelated to COVID. She was born in New Haven, July 1961, to Carlyne Leete and the late Lawrence “Rod” Leete, Jr., of Guilford....

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Obituaries • Published April 22, 2021 02:58 p.m.

Josephine (Mancini) Fessel

Josephine (Mancini) Fessel, 96, of Guilford passed peacefully, due to congestive heart failure, at 3:45 p.m. on April 15 at her son’s home in Chesterfield, Virginia. She was born in...

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Obituaries • Published April 22, 2021 02:58 p.m.

Patricia Runyon

Patricia Runyon, (f/k/a Pat Frohling), 91, passed away on April 6 in North Branford. Pat was passionate about life and embraced it every day with an insatiable curiosity and lived with a...

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Obituaries • Published April 07, 2021 01:24 p.m.

Joseph Michael ‘Mike’ Biddle

Joseph Michael “Mike” Biddle, 74, of Waterford was called home on March 30. A faithful husband, loving father/grandfather, and successful passionate educator, he will be missed by...

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Obituaries • Published April 06, 2021 03:17 p.m.

Mary Jane Killian

Mary Jane Killian, 96, a longtime Guilford resident, passed away peacefully at Connecticut Hospice, Branford, on April 3. She was the wife of the late Carl W. Killian, who died in November 2018....

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Obituaries • Published March 31, 2021 04:15 p.m.

Linda ‘Lynn’ Lucille Staba

On March 23, Linda “Lynn” Lucille Staba (née Pacanowski), longtime resident of Guilford and native Chicagoan, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family. Lynn was...

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Obituaries • Published March 31, 2021 10:25 a.m.

Betty A. (Johnston) Marshall

Betty A. (Johnston) Marshall, 98, of Guilford, previously of Palm Coast and Jacksonville, Florida, and Newington, passed away peacefully on March 25, with her devoted children by her side. Betty...

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Obituaries • Published March 30, 2021 04:02 p.m.

Louis A. Pongetti

Louis A. Pongetti, 93, of Guilford entered into a peaceful rest on Nov. 3, 2020. He was born Sept. 18, 1927, in New Haven to the late Louis Pongetti and Mary (Grestini) Pongetti. He was the...

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Obituaries • Published March 24, 2021 01:39 p.m.

Jerome F. ‘Pops’ Barretta

Thursday, March 18, 2021, Jerome F. “Pops” Barretta, longtime resident of Guilford passed away at St. Raphael Campus at Yale.Husband of the late Marilyn (Carrubba) Barretta,...

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Obituaries • Published March 24, 2021 12:37 p.m.

Robert ‘Sonny’ Abel

Robert “Sonny” Abel passed away peacefully on March 22, at the Sister Anne Virginie Grimes Health Center in New Haven. Robert was born in New Haven on May 16, 1930, the son of the...

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Obituaries • Published March 24, 2021 12:35 p.m.

Steven Charles Wright

Steven Charles Wright, of Guilford, husband of Susan Griffin Wright, died March 20, from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease....

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Obituaries • Published March 18, 2021 11:27 a.m.

Thomas Wayne ‘Wayno’ Downey

Thomas Wayne “Wayno” Downey, 86, passed away on March 11. He was the husband and life partner of his high school sweetheart, Joan Helen Rabbitt Downey, for more than 60 years. Born...

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Obituaries • Published March 18, 2021 11:26 a.m.

Leslie Mathews Phillips

Leslie Mathews Phillips, longtime resident of Guilford and most recently of North Branford, passed away March 8 at Evergreen Woods, North Branford. The wife of the late Duncan M. Phillips, Leslie...

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Obituaries • Published March 18, 2021 11:26 a.m.

Robert J. Peterson

Robert J. Peterson, 73, of Guilford, passed away on March 10 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by his wife and children. Bob was born in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Charles R. Peterson...

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Obituaries • Published March 18, 2021 11:25 a.m.

Alice (DeBay) Melillo

Alice (DeBay) Melillo of Preston formerly longtime resident of Guilford passed away peacefully on March 7 at her home with her family by side.The wife of Allen P. Norden, Mrs. Melillo was...

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Obituaries • Published March 10, 2021 04:48 p.m.

Marie (Titta) Walker

Marie (Titta) Walker, 89, longtime resident of Madison and most recently Guilford, passed away with family by her side at Yale New Haven Hospital on March 1. She was surrounded by love and knew...

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Obituaries • Published March 02, 2021 04:56 p.m.

John D. Leslie, Jr.

John D. Leslie, Jr., longtime resident of Guilford, passed away on Feb. 12.The fiancé companion of Janice P. Hooghkirk, Mr. Leslie was born in Meriden on May 5, 1936, son of the late...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 24, 2021 04:35 p.m.

A. Robert Fischer

A. Robert Fischer died Feb. 13 in Texas surrounded by his family. Rob fought a long battle with cancer and ultimately passed due to ARDS/COVID-19. Rob was born on April 21, 1957, in Greenwich, the ...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 24, 2021 12:16 p.m.

George Meoli

How lucky we were to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. It is with great sadness and heavy hearts to say that we lost George Meoli on Feb. 19, surrounded by his family.George ...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 23, 2021 05:02 p.m.

Juan Alberto Diaz

Juan Alberto Diaz, 86, died in his home from melanoma on Feb. 19 in Guilford. He was born in Honda, Colombia on Nov. 19, 1934, the son of Julio Alberto Diaz and Beatriz Amaya.Juan taught...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 17, 2021 04:40 p.m.

Mary Louise Murphy

Sister Corde Maria Murphy, O.P. (Mary Louise Murphy), 82, died peacefully in the hospital after a brief illness. She was a solemnly professed nun at the Dominican Monastery of Our Lady of Grace,...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 17, 2021 04:35 p.m.

James C. Scheimann

James C. Scheimann of Guilford, formerly of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away at his home on Feb. 2. James was born in Valparaiso, Indiana on Sept. 4, 1961, son of the late Richard and Lois...

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