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Jim Walker of Stony Creek passed away on August 18, 2019 in New Haven surrounded by family. He was born with deep New Haven roots on January 14, 1947, the son of an undertaker and a debutante, Charles James Walker Jr. and Marion Judge Walker. Jim shared the family home with his sister Anne a…

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Mark E. "Gio" Giordano of Branford died Sunday June 17, 2018 at Connecticut Hospice. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Crowley Giordano.

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John H. Dendas, Sr. (Major U. S. Army Ret.) of West Haven, formerly of Branford, died Saturday June 9, 2018 at Connecticut Hospice in Short Beach, Branford, where he grew up. He was the husband of Nancy Yale Dendas.

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On April 22, 2018, the world said goodbye to a gentle giant. Lawrence Edward Hansen, affectionately known as Larry, passed away surrounded by his loving family - his wife, Dale; his daughter, Sarah; his son, Adam (Laurie); and his most prized possessions, his grandchildren - Olivia, Adam Jun…

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Bob Criscuolo, 61 years young of Branford, Connecticut died suddenly on April 20th, 2018 at Yale New Haven Hospital from complications of pancreatic cancer. 

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On February 11, Johanne, joined the love of her life, her husband of 46 years Bruce Pantani in heaven. She passed away peacefully at home with her children by her side. Born June 13, 1942 to the late Joyce (Cudgma) and Arnold Nobile. Johanne was a life long resident of Branford.

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Gerald S. “Jerry” Peterson of Branford dies Sunday December 10, 2017 in Branford. Jerry was born in New Haven October 5, 1963 son of Bertil Peterson of Branford and the late Barbara Byrne Peterson, and he was a lifelong Branford resident. 

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Theodore J. “Ted” Aub of Madison died on Thursday September 28, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Ellen Brown Aub. Ted was born in New Haven January 8, 1947, son of the late Richard and Ethel Halper Aub. He was the owner of A & A Auto Parts in Branford for many years. Ted served on man…

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Kenneth P. Kaminsky, Sr., of Branford, died Monday September 11, 2017 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Janet Mortali Kaminsky. Ken was born in New Haven September 20, 1937, son of the late Vincent and Katherine Palaski Kaminsky. Ken served in the U. S. Navy. He was a graduate of Br…

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James F. Ryan entered into rest eternal on Thursday, August 31st, 2017 after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Rosalie Goode Ryan for over 57 years. 

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Angela Louise Scaramella Carrano, beloved wife and mother, passed away on June 28 after a courageous struggle with cancer. She was born in New Haven on August 17, 1939, the daughter of Thomas and Evelyn Guida Scaramella. She was the wife of Mr. Frank A. Carrano for 53 years and the mother of…

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INGRAHAM, ELIZABETH "LIZZIE"Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ingraham, born February 14th 1967, joined our parents Sandra Bacon and Leonard Ingraham Jr. in eternal peace on February 27th, 2017. Lizzie leaves her brothers Ray (MaryJane) Ingraham, Michael (Amy) Ingraham and Brian Scott, sisters Jackie Wynos…

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Tashie Rosen, the business manager for the Board of Education, passed away Tuesday morning after a brief battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Rich and her two sons Matt and Sam.

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Scott C. Jenkin, of East Haven, formerly of Stony Creek, died Sunday July 3, 2016 at his home.

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Jean-Luc Guglielmi, of Branford, beloved son of Roland and Melissa (Giunti) Guglielmi of Branford, died suddenly on Friday April 29, 2016. 

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Daniel Patrick Cosgrove passed away Tuesday, April 12 at his home in Branford. He was 98 years old.

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Cosgrove managed to live multiple lifetimes in those 98 years on earth, living as a boxer, as a businessman, as a politician and father, all while giving back to the Branford community he loved so dearly.

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In 2001, Dan Cosgrove was inducted into the Branford Sports Hall of Fame. Following is the biography read that evening. Cosgrove passed away April 12, 2016.

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Robert D. Gott, 70, of Branford passed away on February 27, 2016 at home with his family by his side after a two year battle with cancer. He was born January 29, 1946 in Troy, New York to the late Lester and Alice Bitinas Gott. He leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Judy Merkel Gott. Rob als…

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Philip A. DeLise of Branford, died at Connecticut Hospice. He was the beloved husband of the late Alba Quagliani DeLise. 

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Mrs. Eleanor G. Valley, 91, wife to Robert for 62 years, died on November 22, 2015 at her home in Branford.  She increasingly suffered from dementia for the past five years, and died of respiratory failure.  She was a volunteer and patron of the musical arts, and an active participant in com…

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Shane Patrick Murphy, 19, died on Wednesday December 23rd, 2015 at his home in Stony Creek, Branford. 

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BRANFORD ~ Tally (Vitalya) Sepot, 19, went home to the Lord on September 27, 2015 as the result of a car accident in Charlestown, PA. Tally was part of a student group traveling from a Penn State University charity event for children with cancer. Daughter of Joe and Claudia Sepot she was bor…

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Robert A Valley Sr, 87, husband to Eleanor for 62 years, died on September 15, 2015 at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford.  His health deteriorated since the beginning of the year, and he determinedly confronted the symptoms of stroke until diagnosed with terminal cancer.  He worked full ti…

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David K. Ricciardi, beloved husband of Margaret Hearn Ricciardi of Branford, died Saturday August 1, 2015 at Evergreen Woods, North Branford. 

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ARPIN, MICHELE A. CHESHIRE - Michele Annette Arpin, 61, entered into eternal rest on July 20, 2015. She was born May 24, 1954, in New Haven, daughter of the late Arthur & MaryAnn (Tiskus) Arpin. She is survived by her sister Lisa Arpin of Branford, her brother Russell (Vicki) Arpin of Ch…

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Earl W. Colter passed away on Easter Sunday, April 5th, very near to his 102nd Birthday. Born May 21st 1913 to Earl W. Colter and Maude Hazlett Colter. Earl filled the role of photographer and chronicler for 4 generations of Branford and Shoreline area families from baby pictures, school pic…

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Cathleen A. Janes, 70, passed away peacefully at YNH Hospital on Thursday February 26th, 2015 in New Haven, CT. She was predeceased by her father, Leonard F.  & Mary K. Janes (Purington) and her brother, Stephen Janes, all of Englewood, Florida. She lived in Branford until Dec. 2014.

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Raymond F. Orsene, 92, of Branford, died Thursday February 26, 2015 at the Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Clinic, Westbrook. He was the husband of the late Isabel "Billie" Orsene.  Ray was born in Branford July 29, 1922, son of the late Rocco and Rose Ranalla Orsene, and was a lifelong resi…

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Editors Note: Ray Orsene, a local legend and veteran, passed away Thursday. While we do not yet have the arrangement, we are posting his Branford Sports Hall of Fame Induction, as it details many of his accomplishments. We extend our condolences to his family.

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William H. Gordon Jr., 82, of Branford, beloved husband of Frances E. Gordon died peacefully at his home Friday, December 26, 2014, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.

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Frances Prahovic Torelli, wife of the late George Torelli of Branford, died Saturday December 20, 2014 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford, with her family by her side. 

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David F. Currier died with his family on October 1, 2014. Born at Columbia-PresbyterianHospital, NYC in 1943, Spike, as he was nicknamed by his family, grew up in NewHaven & BuffaloBay(Madison) amid a close-knit group of friends. He graduated from Yale in 1967 and in 1986 from PaceUniver…

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George Thomas Dummar Jr., age 54, of Branford passed away on September 28th at his home with his ever loving and devoted family by his side. George fought a courageous battle for 27 months against glioblastoma. He handled his illness with strength, pride and determination, much as he conduct…

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Dominic F. Longo, of Branford, died Friday July 18, 2014 at his home. He was the beloved husband for over 50 years to Charlene Hayes Longo. 

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John Cullen, of Branford, died Monday July 21, 2014 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Janet Pierce Cullen. 

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Joan G. Peterson, 80, of Branford died Wednesday July 9, 2014 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Karl A. Peterson. 

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Rita died peacefully in her home in Branford, CT on May 25, 2014. 

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June Elaine Zielinski Emielita, of Branford, died Sunday May 18, 2014 in Connecticut Hospice, Branford. She was the wife of the late Chester Emielita.  June was born in Branford, June 12, 1929, daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Zielinski. She worked as a secretary for the Olin-Matheso…

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Henry M. Lee, 89, of Branford, died Saturday May 17, 2014 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the husband of Margaret McFadden Lee.  Mr. Lee was born July 3, 1924 in New York City, son of the late Irving and Hatty Krystal Lebowitz. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of WW II. Mr. was retired from…

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Jean Merrill of Branford died on Sunday May 18 at the Branford Hills Health Care Center. She is the wife of Roger Merrill of Branford. She is also survived by several cousins.

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Donald J. Christofani of Branford died suddenly on Thursday May 15 at the Yale New Haven Hospital Shoreline Medical Center in Guilford. He is the husband of Leslie Barron Christofani of Branford. He is the father of Donald Christofani Jr. of Hartford, Bryan Christofani (wife Shannon) of Br…

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Diana Polastri Anderson, of Branford, died Friday May 9, 2014 at the Madison House. 

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Helen M. Dorman of Branford left us peacefully on Friday May 9, surrounded by her loving family. 

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Alice K. Batrow, 94, formerly of 28 Stone Street, Branford, died on her way to Hospice in Branford from Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT on Thursday, May 8, 2014. 

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Nathan Anthony DiFrancesco, 87, of Branford, passed away peacefully on Friday May 9, 2014 at Connecticut Hospice after a long battle with a string of serious health conditions. Throughout his illnesses, Nate never once complained, and even to the very end, when asked how he was doing, respon…

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