Jessie Raiford Jacobs|Services Saturday

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Raiford Jacobs will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens.
Viewing will be held today beginning at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Born in Columbia, she was married to the late Allen Jacobs Sr. and was a New Williams Street Baptist Church member.
Surviving are her sons, Leroy (Michelle) Jacobs, the Rev. Allen Jacobs, Herbert Jacobs, Michael (Susan) Jacobs; daughter, Patricia Bellamy; 24 grandchildren; other loving relatives and friends

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Carmella Candelora

Carmella Candelora, age 66, of West Haven passed away on November 21, 2013. She is survived by her sister Joann DeGregorio of Arizona, her nephews Andrew, Carmine, and Brian DeGregorio, and her grandnephews and grandnieces Christopher, Mark, Carmine Jr., Justin, Cassie, and Amanda DeGregorio.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Lawrence Church in West Haven on Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment will follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery. There will be no hours for visitation. West Haven Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.

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Louise Montefuscoli

Louise M. Montefuscoli, 87, of Stamford passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, November 22, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband Genaro Montefuscoli.She was born in Stamford on March 25, 1926 to the late Nicholas and Josephine Merole DiSette.
Louise retired from Pitney Bowes as a clerk in 1993, having been employed for eight years. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. Her family was her life. She made holidays special and loved to knit, play Bingo and loved to travel with her husband and taking the bus to Mohegan Sun . Louise was also known as the “Tomato Lady”. She will be greatly missed by her family who loved her dearly.
Louise is survived by her loving children Jo-Ann Lowman and her husband Cliff, Jeanne Dunn and her husband Donovan , Gennaro Montefuscoli and his wife Robin and Louisa Dunn and her husband David. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Dawn and Christopher Silver, Christine and Michael Cotas, Cori and Brian Meeker, Donovan and Kimberly Dunn, Jr., Wendy and Sebastian Kaminski, Michael and Nicolle and Kelli Dunn, Gennaro Montefuscoli, Jr., David and Alina Dunn, Jr. and Summer Montefuscoli; great grandchildren Alexis Cotas, Gabriella Cotas, Olivia Silver, Gianna Dunn, Ava Silver and Ariel Dunn.Also survived by her sister Rose Cipri of Stamford and Philomena Scognamiglio of Naples, Italy and her sister in law Dora Connolly.
Besides her parents and her husband, Louise was predeceased by her brother Alexander DiSette and her sister Jeanne Avantino.
Family and friends may call at The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Monday, November 25, 2013 from 9:00-11:00 AM. A funeral procession will be leaving the funeral after calling hours on Monday at 11:15 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:30 AM at Sacred Heart RC Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John’s RC Cemetery, Darien.
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Donald Chase

Donald V. Chase, SMSGT U.S.A.F. (Ret.) 86, beloved husband of 55 years to Phyllis (Joyner) Chase passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Marlborough Health Care Center. Donald was born January 19, 1927 in Putnam, son of the late Waldo and Helen (Hagerman) Chase and had been a resident of Vernon since 1961. He was a US Army Air Corps and US Air Force veteran serving during both WW II and the Korean War. Prior to his retirement in 1986, Donald was a Flight Simulator Supervisor for the Air National Guard for over forty years, retiring with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He was an avid pilot and enjoyed spending his time flying. He was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church of Vernon. Donald was a former member of the Rockville Elks, former Secretary of the Babe Ruth Baseball League in Vernon and a former member of the Vernon Cemetery Committee. He spent much of his retirement years on the golf course and was very proud to say he had earned a hole-in-one. Besides his wife Phyllis, he is survived by his three children; Arnold Chase and his wife Deborah of Vernon, Amy Chase of Manchester and Heather Loupe of Somers, his sister, Judith Waddell and her husband Ernie Hulme of Charlestown, RI, his three grandchildren, Eric and Emily Chase of Vernon and Kinsey Loupe of Somers and numerous nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Monday, November 25, 2013 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Watkins Funeral Home, 142 East Center St. Manchester. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 11:00 am at the First Congregational Church of Vernon, 695 Hartford Turnpike (Route 30) in Vernon. Burial with military honors will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Vernon. A reception will follow at the First Congregational Church of Vernon. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To leave a online condolence please visit

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Aaron Maziarz

Aaron Michael Maziarz of Torrington, CT passed away quietly at sunrise on the morning of November 21, 2013. He was in the company of his mother and two brothers, sister and brother-in-law. Aaron died of an as yet to be determined illness. His passing has been devastating to both his family and friends.

Aaron was born the youngest of five children to Sharon Faita Maziarz on February 9, 1977. He was a graduate of School-on-the-Green in Litchfield and Litchfield High School. He attended Northeastern University, in Boston and the University of Connecticut. He loved to travel and did so extensively to Alaska, Hawaii, Japan,
The Caribbean and many destinations in New England and along the East Coast. He
was briefly a resident of Newport Beach, CA.

Aaron was an exceptional athlete. He loved to ski and play golf, but his greatest love was to play baseball. He was a member of the Litchfield High School Baseball Team, the Northfield Shed Sox Softball Club, the Torrington Rebels, the Litchfield Cowboys Tri-State teams, and numerous other area baseball teams. He had just finished this past season as a member of the Washington Monuments baseball team from Washington, CT.

Aaron was also an accomplished restaurant operator. His resume includes; County Seat Coffee House and Bistro, Toll-Gate Hill Inn, Maggie Mcfly’s, GW Tavern, the Village Restaurant, and At the Corner Restaurant, in Litchfield, CT. As a young father, Aaron resigned his career in restaurants in order to spend more time with his two young children. He was also an accomplished carpenter in the local community. His latest career endeavor was as a manager, classroom instructor, and on-road instructor for All Star Driving of CT but had plans to get back to being a Restaurant Manager, his true calling.

Aaron attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Torrington, CT with his children. He was a devout fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots, and would regularly attend their contests. He also enjoyed competitive and social interaction with the many friends he would make over his short lifespan.

Aaron is survived by his two, dear, young children, Celia and Andrew; his mother, Sharon Faita Maziarz, Brother, Richard Maziarz both of Torrington, CT, brother Matthew and wife Brittany Maziarz of Torrington, CT; sisters, Corinne Tracy and husband John Tracy of Harwinton, CT, Sara Mckenna and husband Aaron McKenna of Goldsboro, NC; niece, Meghan Ferrero and nephew, Jacob Ferrero of Harwinton, CT; his grandmother, Nevina Faita-Taylor of Windsor Locks, CT; his Aunt Patricia Faita of Torrington, his cousin Frank Faita and wife Lisa Faita of Brooklyn, NY, cousin Nicole Sears and husband Dave Sears of Torrington, CT, wife, Dr. Erin Peck Maziarz, as well as numerous extended family members from all over the country. He was predeceased by his brother Joel Maziarz, his grandfather Frank J. Faita Sr. and uncle Frank J. Faita Jr. He was always heard to say how much he so adored his children, his family and his many dear friends. His young passing will affect them all.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 837 Charles Street, Torrington, CT 06790. A burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Torrington, CT. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Torrington. Calling hours will be held on Monday, November 25, 2013, from 4 to 7 pm at Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Road, Litchfield.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at or mailed to 160 Torrington Heights Road, Torrington, CT 06790.

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Mark McCrann

Mark M. McCrann, 54, of Southington, passed away Wednesday night in Charlestown RI. Born in New Britain, the son of the late Robert F. and Eleanor (Kane) McCrann, he was a resident of Southington for the last 28 years. He was a Captain with the New Britain Fire Department. Mark enjoyed spending his free time at his home in Charlestown, RI with his wife and family. He was also an avid fisherman.
Mark is survived by his wife Debra (Rioux) McCrann; his daughter Colleen and her husband Kyle Moros of Berlin; his son Mark McCrann, Jr. of Southington; his brothers William McCrann of Southington, and Robert and his wife Nancy McCrann of Berlin and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Arnold Suess.
Friends and family are invited to a service Tuesday at 10:00 AM at St. Maurice Church 100 Wightman Road, New Britain. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Farrell Funeral Home 110 Franklin Square, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.

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Katheryn Pippin Zeuschner

Katheryn (Morton) Pippin Zeuschner, 94, formerly of the Broad Brook section of East Windsor, entered into eternal peace Friday November 22, 2013 at Emeritus Health Care of South Windsor. The daughter of the late Harold and Myrtle (Batchelder) Morton, Katheryn was born in Jackson, ME and had been a resident of East Windsor most of her life. She was a longtime member and Deaconess of the Broad Brook Congregational Church and was a past member of the Commission at Park Hill. She is survived by her son Richard P. Pippin, Jr. and his wife Kathleen; a grandson, Richard P. Pippin III and his wife Veronica, three great grandchildren, Richard P. Pippin IV and his wife Amanda, Sean Pippin, and Jesse Pippin; three great great grandchildren, Richard P. Pippin V, Jasmine and Calla Pippin all of East Windsor. Katheryn was predeceased by her first husband Richard P. Pippin, Sr., and her second husband Kurt Zeuschner, as well as a sister, Dorothy Stolle. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 26th at Windsorville Cemetery, Windsorville Rd. in East Windsor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Broad Brook Congregational Church, 122 Main St., Broad Brook, CT 06016.

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Eva Macari

“Devoted & Loving Wife, Mother, Sister, and Grandmother”
SHELTON CT – Eva Macari, age 80, of Shelton passed away peacefully Friday November 22, 2013 surrounded by her loving family after a valiant battle with cancer at Saint Mary’s Hospital. She was the widow of Ramez Macari.
Eva was born September 22nd 1933 in Shelton, CT the daughter of the late Fred and Susan (Gazley) Anthony. She was educated in local schools and briefly worked as a nurse before dedicating herself to raising her family. Eva was always a compassionate, caring provider and caretaker for her family, she took great pride in everything she did for them whether it was cooking for holiday feasts or simply spending time with them telling jokes and making them smile with her quick witted humor. She enjoyed reading and classical music and loved to travel to Lebanon where she would spend time with her husband’s family. She was a member of the Lebanese American Club and a parishioner of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church in Waterbury. She will be greatly missed by all of her friends and family.
Among her survivors are her sons; Anthony Macari and his wife Maria of Waterbury, Robert Macari and his wife May of Waterbury, her daughters, Kathy Macari and her husband Fadi of Lebanon, Nancy Macari-Lopez and her husband Alex of Shelton with whom she made her home and Patty Gitani and her husband Paul of Lebanon. She also leaves her brother, John Anthony of CA., her sister, Anna Parkins of Shelton and her grandchildren; Zena, Rami, Tina, Lea, Alyssa, and Anthony as well as many nieces & nephews. She is predeceased by her brother, George Anthony and her sister, Elizabeth Horan, and Helen Gosain.
Funeral services for Mrs. Macari will held on Monday, November 25th, 2013 at 9:00am from Eastside Memorial “A CASEY FAMILY FUNERAL HOME AND TRIBUTE CENTER” 1987 East Main St Waterbury, CT to Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 8 East Mountain Rd. for a Service of Holy Mysteries of Christian Burial at 10:00am. Burial will take place at a later date in Lebanon. Relatives and family may visit with the Macari family at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 4:00 ~ 6:00pm. To extend on-line expressions of sympathy to the family or for additional information, kindly visit the funeral homes website at

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Margaret Lubinski

NAUGATUCK- Mrs. Margaret E. (O’Neil) Lubinski, 72, of Naugatuck, passed away Wednesday Nov. 20, 2013 at the Waterbury Hospital.

Mrs. Lubinski was born in Watertown, Nov. 15, 1941, a daughter of the late Gerald and Helen (Donston) O’Neil and had been a Naugatuck resident for the past 13 years, moving here from Waterbury. She was formerly employed by the Waterbury VNA as a home companion, prior to her retirement. Following her retirement, she worked with NOW, Inc. in the Senior Companion Program. She enjoyed attending the Summer Concert Series on the Green in Naugatuck and regular visits to the Senior Center, and loved spending time with her Grandchildren, and her great-grandson.

She leaves her son, John Lubinski, Jr. and his wife, Sherrie of Beacon Falls; two daughters, Sandra Vernon and her husband Rudolph of Waterbury and Patricia Roman and her husband Jose Roman, Jr. of Naugatuck; 3 brothers, William O’Neil and his wife, Irma of Van Buren, Ca., Charles O’Neil and his wife Anna Marie, and James O’Neil of Waterbury; 4 sisters, Anna Mae “Nancy” O’Neil and Sheron Shepard and her husband Robert all of Waterbury, Jean Schmaling and Karen Dinneny both of Naugatuck; 5 grandchildren, Rebekah Arnold, Jessica Sandler, Phylicia Roman, Jose Roman, III, and Nicholas Lubinski; one Great-grandson, Ryan Sandler and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Gerald O’Neil.

Her funeral will be held on Monday at 10:15 a.m. from the Alderson Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St. and proceed to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home of Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.

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