New Haven, CT Obituaries

Obituary: Robert E. (Bob) Stauffer

SOUTHINGTON — Robert E. (Bob) Stauffer passed away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Florence (Dobosz) Stauffer. Bob was born in Waterbury on Feb. 4, 1930, son of the late Albert F. and Dorothy (Doolittle) Stauffer....
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Bristol Press

Leah (Ames) Morton

Leah (Ames) Morton, 91 of Boynton Beach, Fla., died Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, at Hospice of Palm Beach County-Gerstenberg in West Palm Beach, Fla. Leah was born July 8, 1930, in Bristol, Conn. and was the daughter of Lisle Ames and Eleanor (Appleby) Ames. She resided in Bristol most of her life. She lived in Pennsylvania for 25 years where she was very active in her church. She enjoyed walking and loved water exercise. At age 88 she moved to Florida to live with her son and daughter-in-law. Not only was she a loving and devoted mother to her five children, she was also an amazing hands-on grandmother.
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Bristol Press

Dawn (Brouker) Norton

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our family’s matriarch, Dawn (Brouker) Norton, 90 years young. To know Dawn was to love her. She was born on Oct. 22, 1930 to the late Raymond A. and Mary L. (Peck) Brouker, and raised in Bristol until her passing from this earth on Sept. 16, 2021. She cherished all of her family, living and passed. Dawn and her husband Richard “Dick” Norton, who predeceased her in 1991, raised their young family, Cynthia and Bradford, at Lake Compounce later moving to California and then returning to Bristol where they enjoyed many years of happiness with their family and countless friends.
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New Haven Independent

Janel Paul, 50

Janel Paul, 50, was born on December 19, 1970, to David and June Willis, in New Haven. Janel attended Saint Gabriel Private Elementary School in Milford, and graduated from Eli Whitney Technical High School in Hamden. Janel worked at Yale-New Haven Hospital before relocating to Cary, North Carolina. After earning...
New Britain Herald

Janice M. Jefferys

Janice M. Jefferys, 76, of New Britain, Conn. On Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 God with His infinite power and loving mercy saw it was time to carry Janice to her eternal home. Janice was born Dec. 26, 1944 in Wake Forest, N.C. and was the daughter of the late Charlie and Bertha (Young) Jefferys. She was educated in the New Britain Public School System and graduated from Pulaski Sr. High School. Janice retired from Emhart/Corbin Russwin after forty-three years of service. She was a member of Redeemer’s AME Zion Church in Plainville.
Bristol Press

Clifton 'Cliff' Darr, Sr.

Clifton “Cliff” Darr, Sr. passed away peacefully on Sept. 15, 2021 at Bristol Hospital with his loving wife Dorothy and stepson Demitrius by his side. Born on Jan. 22, /1938 in Los Angeles, Calif., to the late Benjamin Franklin Darr and Mabelle Iona (Embry) Darr, Clifton resided in Connecticut for nearly 60 years. Known as “Cliff” to friends and family, he spent his life working in the vending industry, including many years for ARA Services. He took great pride in maintaining an admirable work ethic. He liked to spend his time attending Firebox in Hartford listening to the Nick Novia bluegrass band, watching westerns, traveling to Canada and most of all, spending time with his beloved dog Ginger.

Obituary: Jeannine C. Kosiorek

BEACON FALLS — Jeannine C. Kosiorek, 86, of Beacon Falls, beloved wife of the late Joseph S. Kosiorek Jr., died peacefully on Sept. 16, 2021, at the Shady Knoll Health Care Center, Seymour, with her family by her side. Born in Augusta, Maine, on Oct. 28, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Pius and Blanche Fournier Theriault.
New Haven Independent

Joshua Castellano, 35

Joshua B. “Josh” Castellano, age 35 of Branford, formerly of New Haven tragically lost his life on September 17, 2021, in Las Vegas, NV. Beloved son of Denise Halliwell Castellano. Nephew of Charles Halliwell and Debra Vingiano, his “Aunt” Judith Benson. Also survived by his “brother” Casey Halliwell, his “sister” Michelle Keister and many other special cousins, friends who are part of his family and brothers and sisters of the New Haven Police Department.
Bristol Press

Duane Faber

Duane Faber, 35, of Bristol, CT, departed for Heaven Sept. 12, 2021, at Hartford Hospital, with mom and dad lovingly by his side. He was born on Jan. 28, 1986 at Hartford Hospital, to loving parents Kathy and Robert Faber. Duane loved music, boating, swimming, and going for long rides searching for that perfect apple pie. He was kind, sharing, caring, and a perfect gentleman, with a great sense of humor. He set the bar for all of us in those attributes. Duane is survived by his mom and dad, grandmothers Josephine Perzan and Janet Faber, aunts and uncles Cathy and Frank Joslyn, Beth and Ed McGovern, Roxy and Brian Cybulski, his aunt Helen and Joey. Cousins Brad Chase and his wife Katie Chase and their sons, Frankie from the Vineyard, Matt McGovern, and many others. His best friends Dan Turcotte, Alexis Walker, Aaron Grechko and many, many others. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at O'Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave. Bristol/Forestville, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. directly at St. Gregory Church in Bristol, CT, followed by a procession to St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol. Donations may be made in his memory to Hartford Hospital ICU, Bristol EMT, Bristol Police Department, or Bristol Fire Department. To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, please visit Duane's Tribute page at
Bristol Press

Edward 'Mack' M. McLaughlin

Edward "Mack" M. McLaughlin, 84, of Burlington, passed away on Friday September 17, 2021. Mack was born on May 28, 1937 in Bristol, CT the son of the late Maurice McLaughlin and Lenore Richtmyer. He is survived by his wife Elaine Grant; his children and their spouses Mark and Brigit Lane, Kelli and Dayle Gallagher, Kim and John Weidow, Diane and Robert Webster, Joseph Caron and Tammy DeVona; his grandchildren Kaitlyn Gallagher, Jalena Webster, Conner Lane, Jack Weidow, Reese Weidow, Michael Swanson and Heather DeVona. He was predeceased by his wife Jean Remecki and their son Gregory; and his brother Charles McLaughlin. Mack was the chauffeur that guided over 500 brides through their weddings and enjoyed every minute of it. He was the chauffeur that would get up at any time of night to make sure you got to the airport or cruise ship on time so you could start your vacation. If you talked to anyone that knew him, they would tell you that he was always a gentleman and "One of the good guys". Calling hours will be held on Thursday September 23, 2021 from 6 PM until 8 PM at O'Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Bristol/Forestville. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 9 AM from O'Brien Funeral Home to St. Matthew Church, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM, followed by a procession to St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Bristol Press

Rose L. Chisar

Rose L. Chisar, 62, widow of Gregory S. Chisar, Sr., of Bristol passed away on Friday September 17, 2021 at her home. Rose was born on April 6, 1959 in Southington, the daughter of the late Antonio and Maddalena (Fazzone) Mastroianni. She is survived by her twin sons, Gregory (Tiffany) Chisar, Jr. and Anthony Chisar of Bristol; her granddaughters Maddalena and Mia Chisar and was eagerly awaiting the birth of her twin granddaughters due next year; her sister Vittoria (Gerald) Dugo of Bristol; her brother Daniel Mastroianni of MA and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brothers John and Pasquale "Pat" Mastroianni. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday September 22, 2021 from 5 PM until 8 PM at O'Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Bristol/Forestville. Funeral services for Rose will be held on Thursday at 10 AM at the funeral home, followed by a procession to St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, please visit Rose's Tribute page at

Paul Thomas Sblendorio, ‘Paulie’

Paulie was suddenly taken from us on September 10, 2021. He died in Waterbury, CT Hospital. Paul was 55 years young. Paul was born in Yonkers, NY to Paul and Josephine Sblendorio and began his life in Elmsford, NY. He attended Sacred Heart School on Central Ave in Hartsdale. Moved to Purdy’s Station, North Salem, NY in 1974 where he attended Increase Miller Elementary School and Graduated John Jay High School, Cross River, NY in 1984.

Agnes G. Kaberzig, 70

Agnes G. Kaberzig of Ridge died on Sept. 16, 2021 at North Shore University Hospital in Hempstead. She was 70 years old. She was born on May 14, 1951 in New York City to John Brant and Agnes Kriuenacker. She earned some college education but no degree. She worked as a legal secretary.
Bristol Press

Valerie Genua

Valerie Genua, 68, of Torrington. Posted in The Bristol Press, on Monday, 20 September 2021 16:44. Updated: Monday, 20 September 2021 16:47.
New Britain Herald

Jeffery Scott Nolan

Jeffery Scott Nolan, 59, died unexpectedly at The Hospital of Central CT in New Britain, Conn., on Aug. 31, 2021. Jeffery was born on June 14 1962 in Bristol, Conn., to the late George Nolan and Melva (Laplant). Jeffery is survived by his wife Deborah (LaFrance) Nolan, 3 stepsons, Lukee...
The Eagle Times

Charles Bush

Charles Bush SOUTH ACWORTH — Charles “Charlie” Bush passed away in the comfort of his home on Sept. 15, 2021, at the age of 72, after scuffling with cancer. He was born Feb. 25, 1949, in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Harry and Marguerite (Sugrue) Bush. He attended Hamden High School in Hamden, Connecticut, and Quinnipiac University. He was married to Lorna Bush for 44 years, most of them spent in Acworth, where they raised many animals and saved even more. Charlie was the owner of Charles Bush Builder and enjoyed telling tales about the many projects he worked on during his long career. Following his retirement, Charlie and Lorna spent two years traveling in a camper and exploring State Parks from New York to Alabama, later returning to New Hampshire. Charlie would often say, “Did I tell you about the time?” as he launched into his story about a project gone wrong, eating a rattlesnake and often a tale of his wild younger days. You always let him finish, even if you have already heard the story; he enjoyed telling the story that much. Charlie was happiest on the water. He loved to boat, swim and especially, fly fish. He built several small boats during his lifetime and loved to float about fishing. He leaves behind his wife, Lorna, and dog, Buster; as well as his son, Casey Bush, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and stepson, Lance Cormier and his wife, Joni, of Walpole, New Hampshire. In addition, he is survived by his grandchildren, Kaleb Bush, Kiley Bush, Caitlin Cormier, Jenna Cormier and Mitchell Cormier; great-granddaughter, Blake Williamson; and his siblings, Thomas Bush and wife Marion Bush and Carol Bush. He was predeceased by his parents. In keeping with Charlie’s wishes, there are no calling hours or religious services. The family will hold a celebration of life on Oct. 2, 2021, at 122 Upper Walpole Road in Walpole. Donations in Charlie’s memory can be made to Home Healthcare Hospice & Community Services.