Leo W. Umlah
NEWINGTON – Leo W. Umlah, 80, of Newington, the widower of Marian Catherine (Flynn) Umlah, died late Sunday (September 22, 2002) night at a local convalescent home. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the son of the late George and the late Ida (Jashper) Umlah, he served in the US Marine Corps in WWII, and was employed at Fafnir Bearing Company until his retirement. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Noreen and Dirk Baldessari of Kensington, a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Terry Umlah of New Britain, two grandchildren, Erica and Craig Robertson, a great-granddaughter, Trinity Jade Robertson, and several cousins, nephews, and nieces, including Ruth Polinski. Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Those who wish may make donations in his memory to the George Bray Cancer Center, New Britain General Hospital, P.O. Box 100, New Britain, 06050-9923.
Collins Tremaine Ward
MIDDLETOWN – Collins Tremaine Ward, 52, of Silver Lane, a former resident of Guilford, Enfield, and later of Middletown for twenty-two years, died late Monday night (August 5, 2002) in Brattleboro, Vermont. Born in Newton, New Jersey, the son of the late George T. and the late Elizabeth (Ryan) Ward, he graduated from Phelps Academy in Pennsylvania, served in the US Air Force Reserve, and was a quality control inspector at Pratt & Whitney for twenty-three years. He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Ward of New York City, a brother, Franklin A. Darius of Cheshire, a sister, Jane Steineau in Maine, and several nieces and nephews. Family and close friends will gather for a graveside service on Tuesday (August 13, 2002) at 11am in Wilcox Cemetery, East Berlin. Friends and relatives are invited to call at Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington, on Monday (August 12, 2002) from 6-8pm.
Dr. Evelyn B. Williams
NEW BRITAIN - Dr. Evelyn B. Williams, 76, wife of Dr. Daniel A. Williams, Jr. passed away Thursday (December 5, 2002) at New Britain General Hospital. Born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Gladys and the late William Barnett, she held a BS cum laude and MS degrees in psychology from Howard University, certificates in educational administration and supervision from the University of Hartford, and a PhD. in special education from the University of Connecticut, was a founding member of the Howard University chapter of Psi Chi, the national honorary society in psychology, and later, a member of Pi Lambda Theta, the national honorary society in education. Early in her career she served as an instructor of psychology at Morehouse College, and a school psychologist in the Washington, D.C., and the Hartford Public School systems. However, the last 26 years of her career were dedicated to serving the Hartford Public School system, where her position at the time of her retirement was as the Coordinator of Psychological Services. In addition to being a loving, supportive wife and mother of five, she led an active civic and professional life, and was a member of the Council for Exceptional Children, and the Connecticut Association of Supervisors in Special Education. She lived, loved, and served the last 38 years of her life in New Britain on the board of directors of New Britain General Hospital, the Community Council of Central Connecticut, and was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church; and the league of Women Voters. Besides her husband, she is survived by five children, Lynn Williams Davenport, Esq., David Williams, Lyman Williams, Deborah Williams Ward, MD., and Daniel Williams, III, PhD., and her six grandchildren, Ronald, Katherine, Zachary, Elizabeth, Laura, and Andrew. She will be missed by her family and her many loving friends. She is predeceased by her two brothers Edward and William. Funeral services will be held Monday (December 9, 2002) at 10:30am at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 147 West Main Street, New Britain. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. A wake will be held at St. Mark's Church on Sunday afternoon (December 8, 2002) from 5-7pm. In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to St. Mark's Church, P.O. Box 1214, New Britain 06050.
NEW BRITAIN – Donald Yopp, 65, of Linden Street, died Monday (December 2, 2002) at New Britain General Hospital. Born in New Britain, the son of the late Norman L. and the late Theresa (Smith) Yopp, he graduated from E.C. Goodwin Technical School, served in the National Guard, and was employed at Stanley Tool Magic Door Division. He is survived by two brothers, Arthur Yopp and Rickey Morris, both of New Britain, and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Thursday (December 5, 2002) at 12noon at Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home Thursday morning (December 5, 2002) from 10am until the time of the service.
Ralph Joseph Andreachio
KENSINGTON – Ralph Joseph Andreachio, 82, of Spicewood Lane, the loving husband of Catherine (Charlow) Andreachio for over thirty years, died Sunday afternoon (May 4, 2003) at Bradley Memorial Hospital in Southington after an extended illness with his family at his side. Born in St. Catherine, Italy, the son of the late Nicholas and the late Josephine (Criniti) Andreachio, he grew up in New Britain, graduated from New Britain High School, attended New England Technical School and the University of Connecticut, served in the US Army 101st Air Bourne Division in WWII in Europe where he was one of the first 1000 to land at Normandy beach and where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, was a recipient of many medals including the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and the Croix de Guirre, and was employed at the Industrial Hardware Division of The Stanley Works until his retirement in 1982. He was a communicant of St. Paul’s Church, a member of the Berlin Lions Club, a member and president of the Timberlin Seniors Golf Association, and a member of AARP Chapter #3035. Ralph will be remembered for his warmth, generosity, love for his family, a tireless commitment to the needs of others, and his readiness to devote himself to any cause that he became involved in. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Robert and Mercede Freysinger of New Britain, a step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Geralyn and Scott Norton of Berlin, two loving and devoted sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Louis Esernia, and Rose and Jack Wollman, all of Kensington, four grandchildren, Peter and Michael Freysinger, and Ryan and Meghan Norton, and several loving and devoted nieces and nephews including Bruce Angeli and his wife Mary, Marlene Demma and her husband Michael, and Dennis and Anthony Esernia, all who were like children to him. He was predeceased by a son, Don Andreachio. Funeral services will be held Thursday (May 8, 2003) at 9am from Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway in Kensington, with a Funeral Liturgy at 10am at St. Paul’s Church on Alling Street. Burial with full military honors will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday (May 7, 2003) from 5-8pm. The Berlin Lions Club meet for a service at 7pm. Those who wish may make donations in his memory to Friends of Berlin Animal Control, Inc., c/o The Berlin Police Department, 240 Kensington Road, Kensington 06037.
Dorothy (DiMugno) Lee
KENSINGTON – Dorothy (DiMugno) Lee, 59, of New Britain, died Friday (May 2, 2003) after a lengthy illness. Born in New Britain, the beloved daughter of the late Anthnoy (Tony) DiMugno and Mary (Alagna) DiMugno, she was a resident of Kensington for over 40 years. Dorothy was second grade teacher at Willard Elementary School. Her enduring strength inspired all that met her, but most of all her cherished children. She is survived by two beloved and proud daughters and one son-in-law Kathleen (Lee) and Matthew Donnelly of Reading, Massachusetts and Ann Marie Lee and Douglas Castle of West Hartford, a brother Donald DiMugno of Kensington, a sister-in-law Barbara DiMugno of Plantsville, and many loving nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Dorothy has followed her father and brother Richard DiMugno to the Lord. Funeral services will be held Monday (May, 5, 2003) at 10:30am from Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway in Kensington, with a Funeral Liturgy at 11:30 at St. Paul’s Church on Alling Street. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday (May 4, 2003) from 5-7pm. Those who wish may make donations in her memory to National Multiple Sclerosis Society- Greater Hartford Chapter, 705 North Mountain Road Suite G102, Newington, CT 06111-1411.
John “Rock” Joseph Aguzzi Sr.
KENSINGTON – John “Rock” Joseph Aguzzi Sr., 88, of 11 Jacobs Road, husband of Mary (Alderuccio) Aguzzi, died Wednesday night (December 26, 2001) at New Britain General Hospital. Born in Newfield, the son of the late Joseph and the late Gemma (Bighinatti) Aguzzi, he served in the US Army in WWII, and was the Permittee of the Italian Political Independent Club in Kensington for twenty-five years until his retirement in 1975. He was a member of St. Paul Church, the Italian Political Independent Club, and the American Legion. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John J. Aguzzi Jr. and his wife Marjorie of Kensington, a daughter and son-in-law, Joann and Joseph Cucci of Niantic, two grandchildren, Lauren and Joey Cucci, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday (December 29, 2001) at 9am from Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway in Kensington, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 10am at St. Paul Church on Alling Street. Burial will be in Maple Cemetery, Berlin. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home Friday (December 28,2001) from 4-7pm.