Joanne Vullo

Joanne M. Vullo, 50, of Glastonbury, beloved wife of John J. Vullo, died Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at Hartford Hospital. Born July 3, 1963 in Neptune, NJ, daughter of Katherine (O’Connell) McGowan of Suffield and the late William F. McGowan she had lived in Glastonbury for the past 30 years. Joanne graduated from Enfield High School and Cazenovia College in NY. A horse lover Joanne was also an avid fan of youth sports, Miami Dolphins, New York Rangers, Hartford Wolf Pack and poker. Besides her husband and mother Joanne is survived by her children, Jenna and Joseph of Glastonbury, her brother William F. McGowan II of Suffield, her father-in-law and mother-in-law John and Joyce Vullo of Glastonbury and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, and cousins, including Peggy and Steve Schubert of Ellington. Friends may call Friday, November 22 from 5 to 8 PM at the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury. Services will be private. Joanne’s family would like to thank the staff of the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center for their compassionate care during Joanne’s illness. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the YMCA of East Hartford, 770 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06108. For online condolences please visit

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Betty Jean Costello

Betty Jean Costello, 78, passed away peacefully with her family her side at home, on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Betty was born in Stamford, CT on September 14, 1935, to the late James and Jean McKenzie McNally.
Betty was a longtime resident of Stamford, having moved to Monroe, CT in 2000. She was employed by the Technology Marketing Corporation of Norwalk, CT for many years as a Customer Service Representative.
Besides her parents Betty is predeceased by her beloved husband of over thirty years, James E. Costello, Sr.
She is survived by her daughters Kimberly Bonfim and husband Eduardo, of Stratford, CT and Nancy Doolittle and husband Brad of Trumbull, CT. Her sons James E. Costello Jr. and wife Gail of VA., and Donald E. Costello, and wife Carol of Stamford, CT. Her two cousins who were like sisters, Cathy Jaeger and Jean Ginolfi both of Stamford, CT, and cousin Betty Ledingham , also surviving are her nine cherished grandchildren, Michael, Brittany, Christopher, Lauren, Olivia, EJ, Lisa, Julie, & Michael.
There will be no calling hours However:
Services will be celebrated at the First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT 06902, on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10:30AM. Interment will follow at the Fairfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Oaklawn Ave., Stamford. Donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, in Betty Jean Costello’s Memory.
The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford, CT 06902, is honored to assist the Costello Family with the arrangements.
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Charles Mule’

Charles J. Mulé, 75, of Lowell, VT, and formerly of Enfield, CT, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at North Country Hospital in Newport, VT. The beloved widower of the late Ann (Jarvis) Mulé, he was born on January 31, 1938, in Enfield, CT, a son of the late Charles and Vincenza (Provenzano) Mulé. Charles proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, and worked for the State of CT Department of Environmental Protection. His love of the woods brought him to Lowell, VT, 13 years ago after his retirement. Prior to relocating, Charles was a lifelong resident of Enfield where he was a faithful communicant and Eucharistic Minister at St. Bernard Church. He loved hockey and was a former coach with the Enfield Hockey Association. Charles spent many relaxing hours tending to his gardens which were a great source of pride for him. He was a loving father, grandfather and brother whose family was of utmost importance to him. Charles will be lovingly remembered by his children, Joseph C. Mulé and his wife, Susan, of Enfield, John C. Mulé of Lovettsville, VA, Jeffrey C. Mulé and his wife, Nancy, of Harpers Ferry, WV, Kimberly A. Henshaw and her husband, William, of East Longmeadow, MA, and Kristine A. Randolph and her husband, Joel, of Enfield; his cherished grandchildren, Michael Ryan Henshaw, Laura E. Nietupski and her husband, Caleb, Kelly A. Henshaw, Jason C. Mulé, Amy K. Mulé, Brandon Mulé and his wife, Maya, Zachary Mulé, Jeremy Mulé, Kendall Mulé, Kayla Randolph, and Joel Charles Randolph; his sister, Anne Caruso and her husband, John, of Wethersfield,CT; many nieces and nephews; and his loving companion Lorna Johnson of Newport, VT. Family and friends may gather at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield, at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013, for a procession to St. Bernard Church, 426 Hazard Avenue, Enfield, where a Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Charles’ life will be held at 10:00 a.m. followed by burial with military honors in St. Patrick’s King Street Cemetery. His family will receive relatives and friends at Leete-Stevens from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013. Charles’ family asks that those wishing to honor his memory do so in the form of a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 75817, Topeka, KS 66675.

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Mary DiGiovanni|Loving wife, mother and grandmother

WATERBURY — Mary “The Babe” DiGiovanni, age 78, was called home Nov. 18, 2013, after a long illness.
Mary was born April 14, 1935, in Waterbury, daughter of the late James and Rose Borrelli.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 56 years, John DiGiovanni; her children, Sharon Visone and husband Sal, Donna Sciarra and husband Jerry, John DiGiovanni Jr. and wife Teri.
She also leaves behind her grandchildren, whom she said “shine like diamonds,” Chad Sciarra and fiancée Nicole Cerubino, John DiGiovanni, Alexandra Visone, Brittny Sciarra, Jordan DiGiovanni and Justin DiGiovanni. She also leaves her brother Ed DiGiovanni and wife Cathie; sister-in-law Leatrice DiDiovanni; and several nieces, nephews and cusins.

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Mr. Francis W. Sweigart, Sr. [03/14/1922 – 11/18/2013]

Mr. Francis W. Sweigart, Sr.On Monday, November 18, 2013 in Connecticut Hospice, Branford, Francis W. Sweigart, Sr. of Cedar Grove, Little Falls, Toms River, NJ and Guilford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Frank was the loving husband of the late Muriel B. Sweigart. He was born March 14, 1922 in Orange, NJ, son of the late William and Margaret (Mulraney) Sweigart. Beloved father of Margaret Kozub and her husband John, Jr. of Guilford, Roberta Price of Fredericksburg, VA, Deborah Bates of Baltimore, MD and Francis W. Sweigart, Jr. and his wife Jacquelyn of Caldwell, NJ. Grandfather of John Kozub, III, Amy Steffanides and her husband Todd, Rosemary Sweigart and Brendan Sweigart. Also survived by three great grandchildren, Caden Kozub, Avery and Jack Steffanides, who were the light of his life in his later years. Mr. Sweigart served in the 482nd Bomb Group, Eight Air Force of the Army Air Corp in Europe during World War II. Frank was a retired chief of the Little Falls Fire Company #3 and a member of the VFW Post 7506. He began working in the United States Post Office in Cedar Grove, NJ in 1949, appointed Post Master in 1973 and retired in 1981. He lived at the Gables in Guilford for over 10 years.
Cemetery Chapel services and Military Honors will be held on Friday, November 22 at 11 am in Laurel Grove Cemetery, 295 Totowa Rd, Totowa, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT 06405.

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Victoria Travisano

WILMINGTON, MA – Victoria Travisano, of Wilmington, MA and formerly of Waterbury, passed away Saturday November 16, 2013 at Wilmington Health Care in Wilmington, MA.
Ms. Travisano was born in Waterbury, the daughter of the late Vito and Rose (Zello) Travisano. She was a Teacher in Waterbury at Bucks Hill School for 27 years.
Ms. Travisano is survived by her sister Adele Travisano and her husband Dennis Hale of Medford, MA; her brother Richard Travisano and his longtime companion Susan Oppenheim of S. Kingston, RI as well as several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements – A Graveside service will be held on Saturday November 30, 2013 at 11:30 am at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 669 Platt Rd., Watertown. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Community School, 31 Wolcott St., Waterbury CT 06702. The Mulville Funeral Home, 270 West Main St. is assisting with arrangements.

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