Edoardo D’Alessandro

Edoardo D’Alessandro, 86, of Marlborough and formerly Cromwell, beloved husband for 56 years of the late Pasqualina (Iacobucci) D’Alessandro, passed away peacefully on Friday (January 10, 2014) with his family by his side. Born on October 3, 1927 in Pratola Peligna, province of Aquila, Italy, he was the son of the late Gaetano and Maria-Rosaria (DiNunno) D’Alessandro. Edoardo was a skilled mason and worked for Elm-Cap Industries for 24 years. He enjoyed gardening and making his own wine, but his greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. A loving father and grandfather, he will be dearly missed by his children, John D’Alessandro and his wife Susan of Berlin and Annamaria Moran and her husband Steven of Glastonbury and adored grandchildren, Dino, Lindsey and Gabriel Cassarino and Christian Edward D’Alessandro. In addition to his wife and parents, Edoardo was predeceased by a son, Dino and three infant sons, Osvaldo, Rodrigo and Luciano.
Funeral services will leave Tuesday (January 14) at 9 a.m. from the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 626 Willard Ave., Newington. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral chapel. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit

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Mary McConnell

Mary C McConnell, 95, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 9th 2014. She was born in North Adams MA, on Aug. 16th 1918, the daughter of the late Eli H. Secor and Hannah Powers Secor. She was a resident of Hartford for many years and formerly employed by G. Fox Department Store. Mary was predeceased by her husband Arthur McConnell. She is survived by 2 nephews: William McConnell of Enfield, and Michael McConnell of Charlesburg Ma. Three nieces: Nancy Pecor of North Adams, MA, Carol Pyra of Adams, MA, and Donna St. Cyr of Tucson, AZ. She was also predeceased by a sister Elizabeth Secor, and brother Richard Secor. Funeral services will be held Jan 14th 2014 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Martha Church 214 Brainerd Rd. Enfield. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery in North Adams MA with a committal service at 1:00 p.m.

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Walter Polek

NAUGATUCK – Walter Polek Jr., 79, passed away Monday January 6, 2013 at Beacon Brook Health Center in Naugatuck.

Mr. Poleck was born May 23, 1934 in New Haven, the son of the late Walter and Ann (DelChiaro) Polek Sr. He was raised in New Haven before moving to Naugatuck in the early 2000s. He was a Union Truck Driver for Local 443 until his retirement in the 1980s and was a member of Polish American Club in Naugatuck.

Mr. Poleck is survived by his sons Scott of Naugatuck, Steven of Winsted and Keith of Bunnell, FL; his sister Beverly Emerson and her husband Arthur of North Haven as well as his seven grandchildren.

Arrangements – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday January 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck. Friends are asked to meet directly at church and there are no calling hours. Burial will be held in All Saints Cemetery in North Haven at the convenience of the family. The Alderson Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St. is assisting with arrangements.

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Monteleone, John L.


Monteleone, John-1John L. Monteleone, 85, of Simsbury, formerly of Suffield and Enfield, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on January 9, 2014. He was born June 13, 1928 to the late Olga F. and Salvatore Monteleone of East Canaan, CT and was the loving husband of Sarah Z. (Ozmun) Monteleone. He is survived by John T. and Angela Monteleone of PA, Rena and Lee Becker of WA, Gary and Anita Monteleone of Suffield, Mary and Mark Raben of WA, Jennifer Monteleone of VT, Dennis Ozmun of Windsor Locks, Chris and Diane Ozmun of Colchester, Andy and Sue Ozmun of Avon and a bountiful blessing of grandchildren and great grandchildren who provided joy and support through their loving ways. John is also survived by his sister Marguerite Segalla of Canaan, in-laws Lucille and Joseph Sottile of Canton, Anthony and Mary Zampaglione of East Granby and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Julie Hayes Monteleone in 1982, brother Nino Monteleone and infant grandson Anthony Taylor Ozmun. John was a veteran of the U.S. Army 8th Air Force and Air Force Air Intelligence Division. John was a member of UNICO of Enfield, religious education teacher, lector and Eucharistic Minister at Sacred Heart Church in Suffield and at McLean Home and St. Francis Hospital for many years, as well as a member of the Enfield Chapter of Holy Family Monastery Retreat League. John was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Hartford and Simsbury, past President and Operations Manager of Enfield Loaves and Fishes for 10 years and current member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Simsbury. The family will receive visitors in celebration of John’s life on Monday, January 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 265 Stratton Brook Rd., West Simsbury, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. A reception in the parish hall will immediately follow. Interment will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Family Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT 06107 and/or Foodshare, 450 Woodland Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002.

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