Ward H. Guild, age 79 of 51 C Street, Groton, CT died June 23, 2013 at L & M Hospital after a long illness. He was born June 16, 1934 in Wellsville, NY, the son of Rex Ashton Guild and Ruth Ingalls Guild. In his youth Ward was a Life Boy Scout, a Patrol Leader in the Explorer Scouts and a member of the undefeated Allentown High School “Whiz Kids” basketball team. Ward studied Glass Technology at Alfred University in Alfred, NY; Human Relations at Mitchell College in New London, CT; and graduated with honors from the University of New Haven in New Haven CT with a degree in Business Administration. He was a member of the Alpha Sigma Lamda Honor Society.
Ward served four years in the U.S. Navy as a specialist in Electronics and Advanced Underwater Weapons Systems. He worked 32 years at Electric Boat in Groton (6 years in Research and Development,. and 26 years as the Metrology Supervisor in the Quality Assurance Engineering Laboratories). After his retirement from Electric Boat in 1990, Ward worked various part-time jobs, but none made him happier than becoming a Security Officer at Mystic Village. Ward loved working there and made many cherished friends. Ward especially enjoyed interacting with the many feathered friends who lived at the duck pond. Many people knew Ward as the “Candy Man’ because he would hand out candy to everyone he met. He believed that a small gift of candy would brighten someone’s day, and it often did elicit a smile from most people. Ward kept busy with his hobbies of philosophy, the research of family genealogy and social networking on the computer. Ward loved animals and supported many charities including the SPCA, the National Wildlife Federation and Greenpeace.
Ward was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Janice E. Guild (Beebe) and his son Steven D. Guild. He is survived by his daughters Deborah Guild and Tracy Griffin of Groton, son-in-law Christopher Griffin, and grandsons Adam Griffin, John Guild and Thomas Guild all of Groton.
The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, June 28, from 5 to 7pm at the Dinoto Funeral Home, 17 Pearl Street, Mystic. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Ward to the charity of one’s choice.
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Francesco Felice, 86, of Hartford, husband of Salvatrice (Pistritto) Felice, died Saturday, June 29, 2013 with his family at his side. Born in Belvedere, Sicily, Italy, son of the late Salvatore and Giuseppa (Lantiere) Felice, he emigrated to America in 1974 and has lived in Hartford since then. He was employed at Hartford Faience in Hartford and Wiremold in West Hartford. Francesco was involved in farming when he was in Italy and was a member of the Italian Army. Besides Salvatrice, his devoted wife of 55 years, Francesco is survived by two children; a daughter, Josephine Santangelo and her husband Salvatore of Middletown and a son, Angelo and his wife Carol of Rocky Hill; a sister Victoria Cannatta of Italy; 5 grandchildren, Kari Santangelo and her fiancé, Jason McKusick, Matthew Santangelo, Brian Santangelo, Nicole Felice and Morgan Felice. Francesco was predeceased by a brother Leandro and a sister Angela.
The funeral will be Wednesday (July 3) beginning at 9 a.m. from the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield, CT 06109 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Augustine Church, 10 Campfield Ave., Hartford, CT 06114. Entombment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Calling hours will be Tuesday (July 2) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home in Wethersfield. For on line expressions of sympathy, please go to www.desopo.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Roxbury Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 106, Roxbury CT 06783.
The Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford is in charge of arrangements
Patricia (Brazauskas) Mytych left this life on June 28, 2013 after a long illness. “I always said when God needed a quilt He would call me home. It must have been cold in heaven yesterday because He called me home to be with my parents, Nina and Chester Brazauskas, and my brother Bob. I am leaving behind my husband, my prince, John, who has loved me, cared for me and protected me for 54 years. I thank God for my angel, John. I am also leaving behind three great kids and their spouses, Mary Beth McKibbin and her husband Brendan, John and his wife Karen, and David and his wife Nancy to take care of Dad and their wonderful children: Nicholas, Ashley, Joshua, Jessica, and Alyssa. I ask only that you love each other, and those children and practice understanding and patience. Through the years my heart was filled with my music and the choir at St. Joseph Church. My quilts and my books have brought me joy and peace. I hope my sisters Annette and Beverly, and my aunts Nell and Nettie (Sister Suzanne) will watch over my family. Those four are the matriarchs of the family. Holy Trinity, Cathedral High, Westfield State and University of Hartford gave me the tools to build my life when I was teaching in Bloomfield and Vernon, or working in Caldors, and Kellner’s. There were those who made me smile, Toni, Helen, Joan, Elaine and Nancy. I am grateful for their friendship and prayers. So many people have touched my life and I have touched theirs. Thank you.” In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Church in Rockville. Relatives and friends may join the family on Friday, July 5, 2013 from 4-7 PM at the Small & Pietras Funeral Home, 65 Elm Street, Rockville, CT 06066. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 10 am at St. Joseph Church, Rockville. Burial will be private. For online condolences, please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com
CHESHIRE- Theresa Joan Fitzpatrick, 19, passed away Sunday June 30, 2013 at her home surrounded by family and many friends.
She was born February 10, 1994 in New Britain, daughter of Paul and Lisa (Barry) Fitzpatrick.
Theresa was a 2012 graduate of Cheshire High School, where she was Captain of the girls soccer and tennis teams. She was attending Quinnipiac University where she was pursuing a Degree in Biology. Theresa loved playing tennis, skiing, soccer, taking trips to the beach, reading and above all, spending time with her friends.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her brother, Joseph Fitzpatrick of Cheshire, her grandfather M. Peter and his wife Edith Barry of Wethersfield; and several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.
Arrangements- Theresa’s funeral will be held 10:45 A.M Wednesday July 3, 2013 from The Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St, 06410 to St. Bridget Church, 175 Main St, Cheshire, 06410 for A Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 A.M. Burial will follow in Cheshire Hillside Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Tuesday July 2, 2013 from 4 to 8 P.M at the funeral home. Donations in her name may be made to Theresa’s Battleship. Checks should be made payable to CCMC-Hem/ONC Sarcoma Research, at 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106.
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