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Robert D. Sweet

Robert D. Sweet, age 76 and husband to Barbara Anderson Sweet, entered into eternal rest April 2. He was born June 3, 1938 in Derby, son of the late C. Denton & Emma Hobson Sweet. Robert worked as a carpenter for John A. Lavorgna Co. of Seymour, and was a member of The Christ Episcopal Church in Ansonia and Eagle Hose Fire Co. He leaves to cherish his memory his 2 daughters, Debra Morisseau of Milton, VT & Patricia Kiley of Ansonia, his brother Charles Sweet of Ansonia, 4 grandchildren & several nieces & nephews. Robert was predeceased by 2 brothers, John & William Sweet and sister Doris Crowley. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 8. Family and friends will gather at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia at 9:00 a.m. The funeral will leave for funeral services at Christ Episcopal Church, 56 S. Cliff St Ansonia, CT at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the f.h. on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (www.jenkinskingfh.com) Donations in his memory may be made to his church.

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Rose Steeves

Rose Steeves age 76, widow of Floyd Steeves and resident of Stratford, entered into eternal rest March 31. She was born April 29, 1938 in Ansonia, daughter of the late Luigi & Josephine Fama. She was a former resident of Ansonia and worked for Griffin hospital in Derby. Rose was a parishioner of Holy Rosary Church in Ansonia. She is survived by 2 daughters, Gloria Barber & husband Tim of Stratford & Lisa Steeves of Ansonia, son Dave Steeves & wife Denise of Ansonia, brother in law Ron Steeves & wife Carolyn of Asonia, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and special nephew Sal Cisto & wife Agnes of Seymour. She was predeceased by her son Tom Steeves, 2 brothers, Joe and Frank Fama and sister Anne Cisto. Friends may call on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, April 7th at 10:00 a.m. from Holy Rosary Church in Ansonia. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery in Derby. The family would like to thank Sunset Shores of Stratford, Cassena of Norwalk and Norwalk Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Griffin Hospital Development Fund, 130 Division St. Derby, CT 06418.

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Linda F. Schultz

~Linda F. Schultz, age 74, wife of Arthur Schultz and resident of Shelton, passed away March 16. She was born May 14, 1940 in Derby, daughter of the late James & Olive Green Forsyth. She leaves two daughters, Victoria Boxberger of Swan Lake N.Y. & Heidi L. Crute of Orange, CT., son Arthur J. Schultz of Prospect, CT sister Loreen Williams of Ansonia and 5 grandchildren Sierra, Ryan, Kailynne, Arthur & Abby. She was predeceased by her sister Lucille Tallberg. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, March 25th at 11:00 a.m. at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, CT (www.jenkinskingfh.com) There are no calling hours. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Shelton. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The CT Hospice of Branford, 100 Double Beach Rd. 06405.

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Helen Smerznak

Helen Smerznak, a 90 year old lifelong resident of Ansonia, died March 5. She was born March 11, 1924 in in Ansonia, daughter of the late Cornelius & Anna Soltys Smerznak. She worked as an office clerk for Better Packages of Shelton and retired from Ascom Haslet Mailing Systems in Shelton. She was a parishioner of the Three Saints Russian Orthodox Church of Ansonia and a member of the Ansonia, Derby & Seymour Senior Centers. Helen was predeceased by 2 brothers, John & Stephen Smerznak and 4 sisters, Anna Smerznak, Mary Medak, Nancy Mazzucco & Jessie Kidwell. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 9th at 11:00 a.m. at the Three Saints Church, 26 Howard Ave. Ansonia, CT 06401. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Donations in her memory may be made to her church. The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, CT is entrusted with arrangements. (www.jenkinskingfh.com)

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Walter J. Soldra

~Walter J. Soldra, age 75, husband to Margaret Mitchell Soldra and resident of Ansonia, entered into eternal rest Dec. 31 with his loving family by his side. He was born Aug. 27, 1939 in Derby, son of the late Walter Soldra & Sophie Opuszynski Soldra. He worked for BFI formerly Archer for 30+ years as a foreman. Walter attended the Church of the Assumption in Ansonia and was a member of the Milford Chapter of the Knights of Columbus, Norwood A.C., Subalpi Club and Ansonia Senior Center. He was also an enthusiastic UCONN Basketball, NY Yankees and NASCAR fan, and enjoyed going to Kaptan’s Restaurant in Ansonia and Fritz’s Snack Bar in Oxford. In addition to his wife, he leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Cheryl (Albert) Szokol of Seymour, son Michael Dupre (Melissa), brother John Soldra of Ansonia, sister Marie Batza & her husband Rich of Oxford, several nieces & nephews and his “Grand dogs” Lexi, Girl & Cleo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 at 9:30 a.m., friends are asked to go directly to The Church of the Assumption in Ansonia. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (www.jenkinskingfh.com) In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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Marion Simmons

Marion Simmons, 80 of West Haven Ct went to his eternal resting place on November 27, 2014. Marion leaves to cherish his memory: His life partner Ms. Suzanne Gibbs of West Haven, CT, a brother Clarence(Harriet) Brown Jr. of Hamden, CT, Two daughters Vanessa(Earnest) Clark of Mentone, CA and Cynthia (Cyndi) Simmons of Richmond, VA two sons Marion Anthony(Debra) Simmons of Richmond, VA and Terrance Simmons of West Haven, CT. Five step children Kelly, Alicia and Monica Gibbs of New Haven, CT, Shonnell Gibbs of Atlanta, GA and Jermaine Gibbs of Bridgeport, Ct, eleven grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church 96 Central St Ansonia CT 06401 from 5-7 Thursday December 4, 2014. The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, is entrusted with arrangements. (www.jenkinskingfh.com)

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Anthony Staffieri

Anthony Staffieri, age 91, husband of the late Doris Staffieri and Ansonia resident, entered into eternal rest peacefully at home Sept. 14. He was born in Derby July 8, 1923 to the late Joseph & Rose Garofalo Staffieri and was a retired Ansonia Police Sergeant. He was a graduate of Ansonia High school, where he played football and baseball and excelled in track. He was an avid N.Y. Giants & Mets fan. Anthony was a WWII Marine Corp. Veteran, serving in G Company, 2nd Battalion of the 2nd Marine Division in Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa. He earned the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in fighting on the Island of Tinian in the South Pacific. He was a parishioner of Holy Rosary Church in Ansonia, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Holy Rosary Council and a charter member of The Hilltop Hose Fire Co. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Sharon Staffieri-Laccone & her husband Bob of Derby, his brother Joseph Staffieri of Orange and sister Mary Milano of Norwalk, sisters in law Jean Leahy of Ansonia & Frances Hulley of Stratford, brother in law Fred Hulley of Stratford, and several nieces, nephews & cousins. He was predeceased by his brother Orlando Staffieri. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 10:00 a.m., with friends asked to go directly to Holy Rosary Church. Entombment with military honors will follow in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery in Derby. Friends who wish may make donations to the Ansonia Animal Shelter or Holy Rosary Church. Friends may call on Wednesday, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia. (www.jenkinskingfh.com)

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Pearl Stanley

Pearl Stanley, age 74, wife of the late Frank Stanley Jr. and resident of Ansonia, died August 14. She was born Aug. 29, 1939 in Quincy Florida, daughter of the late William & Gertrude Harrison Fain. She worked as a dispatcher for Sikorsky Aircraft and was a member of The Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church in Ansonia. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Brad Stanley of Ansonia, 4 step daughters, Sharyn Grant of New Haven, Gayle Stanley of Woodbridge, Lori Wade of Willimantic, CT & Joanne Stanley of Clear Water, Fl., brother Kirkland Fain of Hartford & sister Dorothy Kennedy of Hamden, brothers-in-law Leo & Walter Stanley and several nieces & nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by 2 brothers, Tommy Lee Fain & Sigbe Lewis. A Memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, August 21st 10:00 a.m. at Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church in Ansonia. Burial will be private. The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, is entrusted with arrangements. (www.jenkinskingfh.com)

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Donald Thomas Smith

Donald Thomas Smith 102 years old, died on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Apple Rehabilitation, Cocomo, in Meriden. He was the husband of the late Alice Larke Smith of Derby. He was born in Naugatuck on November 12, 1911 to Thomas James Smith and Mary Ann Condon Smith. He was formerly a resident of Derby and Ansonia , and resided in Wallingford since 1987. He was a graduate of Ansonia High School, Class of 1929, and New Haven College. He last worked as an accountant for the B. F. Goodrich Company in Shelton. He was a skilled sharpshooter and served with the srh and 13rh Army Air Corps in the Philippines and New Guinea during World War II and is a veteran of the Battles of Lingayen Bay and Luzon. At age 101, Donald was recognized as the oldest living srh Army Air Corps veteran. He was an avid reader with interests in declassified documents relating to the Pacific Campaign of World War II as well as the Irish diaspora of the 19th century . For the past three years, he had been working on his family genealogy and traced the Smith, Condon, Fitzgerald , Reilly , O' Neil , and Murphy ancestors back to the late 18th century. He was most proud of the fact that his lifetime and that of his great grandmother, Mary O'Neil Smith (1820- 1911) spanned the lifetimes of every American President except George Washington. Two sons and their wives survive him: Thomas and Mary Smith of Wallingford, and William and Joanne Smith of Canandaigua , New York. He also leaves four grandchildren: Eileen Marini (Jeffrey) and William (Christine) of Connecticut, and Scott and Will of New York. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. His sister Doris Smith Carle, and brother Norman P. Smith recently predeceased him. Friends and family may call at the Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home , 12 Franklin Street, Ansonia (www.jenkinskingfh.com) from 2:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 27. Please, no young children at the calling hours. The family will meet at the funeral home at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, with the funeral leaving for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. at St Mary Church in Derby. Burial will follow at Mt. St. Peter Cemetery in Derby. Memorial donations may be made to REGAP, 15 Fairwood Road, Bethany, CT.

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Albert J. Satkowski Jr.

~Albert J. Satkowski, Jr., age 52, husband of Maura (McEvoy) Satkowski and resident of Oxford, entered into eternal rest June 22. He was born Jan. 26, 1962 in Derby, son of the late Albert & Mary Uhelsky Satkowski Sr. He graduated from Seymour High School in 1979 and attended Sacred Heart University, where he was selected as a recipient of the National Honor Society. He worked as the Lead Man in the Overhaul& Repair (O&R) Dept. of Sikorsky Aircraft in Shelton, and was part of the elite Presidential Helicopter Squadron (HMX) for over 33 years . He also worked at the former Johnnie’s Service Station in Derby. He proudly served as a supernumerary police officer for the City of Derby for 20 years, and was a member of the police union, Local AFSCME #1376. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local 1150. Albert was a parishioner of St. Michael’s Church in Derby and a member of the Derby Lodge of Elks #571. In addition to his wife, he leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Erin Mary Satkowski and son Albert John Satkowski III, both of Oxford, 2 sisters Mary Ann Satkowski & Patricia Bruce (Randy) both of Seymour, 3 brothers Matthew J. Satkowski (Katie) of Southbury, Peter J. Satkowski (Dana) of Beacon Falls & Paul J. Satkowski (Sandie) of Seymour, Mother-in-law Rita McEvoy of Derby, sister-in-law Amy Cobaugh (David) of Derby and several nieces, nephews, 1 great niece & 1 great nephew. Albert was predeceased by his father-in-law James D. McEvoy, and great nephew Isaiah Bruce. Friends may call on Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Jenkins King& Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, CT. (www.jenkinskingfh.com) A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m., with friends asked to go directly to St. Michael’s Church in Derby. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Derby. Friends who wish may make donations to the Albert J. Satkowski, Jr. Children’s Educational Fund through the funeral home.

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