Maud Oveija (Melsom) Chamberlin
Maud Oveija (Melsom) Chamberlin, 89, of Berlin, CT, the widow of Frederick H. Chamberlin, died Friday morning (June 14, 2002) at a local convalescent home. The daughter of the late Olaf and the late Anna (Johanssen) Melsom, she was a native of Rockaway, New York, where she lived most of her life, was employed at Sylvester Oil Company in New York City, and served many years as a polling place volunteer. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where she was a deaconess, and a member of the Women’s Guild, and she was an avid Bridge player. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Joan Chamberlin of Berlin, and Robert and Betsy Chamberlin of Ridgewood, New Jersey, a brother, Frederick Melsom of Sayville, New York, four grandchildren, Richard Chamberlin of Cincinnati, Ohio, Bruce Chamberlin of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Laurie Berry of Broomall, Pennsylvania, and Peter Chamberlin of Middletown, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Wednesday (June 19, 2002) at 11am at First Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Burial will follow in Valleaux Cemetery, Ridgewood. Friends and relatives are invited to call at C. C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, 306 East Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood, New Jersey, on Tuesday (June 18, 2002) from 7-9pm, and on Wednesday (June 19, 2002) from 9:30am until the time of the service.
Raphael “Ray” C. (Zoccoli) Cimadon
Raphael “Ray” C. (Zoccoli) Cimadon, 85, formerly of 75 Chapman Street, New Britain, the widow of Louis J. Cimadon, passed away on Sunday evening (February 10, 2002). A native and life-long resident of New Britain, she worked for Landers, Frary and Clark for 18 years, and for Fafnir Bearing for 13 years, retiring in 1982. She is survived by a son and two daughters-in-law, Joseph and Linda Cimadon of Kensington, and Anne Cimadon of East Hartford, two sisters, Dorothy Angelillo and Carmela D’Angelo, two grandsons and their wives, Scott and Mary Cimadon in Nevada, and Mark and Karrie Cimadon in Michigan, three granddaughters, Lois Palmer and her husband Carl in Louisiana, and Jennifer and Diana Cimadon of East Hartford, four great-grandchildren Cody and Dylan Cimadon, and Hunter and Emily Cimadon, and several nieces and nephews, including her special nephew Dominick Zoccoli. She was predeceased by a son, Lou Cimadon. Funeral services will be held Thursday (February 14, 2002) 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 St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday (February 13, 2002) from 5-8pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Brittany Farms Health Center, The Foundation Fund, 400 Brittany Farms Road, New Britain 06053.
Raymond E. Cummings Sr.
AVON - Raymond E. Cummings Sr., 83, of Avon for the past 26 years, beloved husband of Janet (Magee) Cummings for 64 years, passed from this life on Wednesday (February 26, 2003). Born in Waterbury, the son of Leon and Luella (Ruggles) Cummings, Raymond was a proud US Navy and WWII veteran, and was employed at Burritt Mutual Savings Bank in New Britain from 1953 until 1984, where he held the position as president from 1969 until 1980, and chief executive officer from 1980 until 1984. His love for animals led him to be one of the founders of a local chapter of the Connecticut Humane Society and he was a past-president of the this Chapter. He was a director of New Britain General Hospital for 33 years and chairman of this board for 3 years, a former president of the Heart Association of New Britain, a volunteer firefighter, and was a member of the Boys' Club of New Britain, a member of the Shuttle Meadow Country Club and the Round Table. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond E. Cummings Jr. and his wife Diane of Higganum, a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Lindsey Hansen of Southington, three grandchildren, Lindsey Hansen II, Kristen Kelly, and Ashleigh Cummings, a great-grandson, Kole Kelly, and several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services and committal services will held be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Northern Connecticut Chapter, 443 Franklin Avenue, Hartford 06114-2517.
Gaetana (Cianci) D’Amico
Gaetana (Cianci) D’Amico, 99, wife of the late Salvatore D’Amico, died October 15, 2001, at a convalescent home in Wallingford. Born in Sicily, she resided in Kensington since 1923. She is survived by her son Santo D’Amcio and his wife Nina of Venice, FL., her grandsons Daniel D’Amico of Kensington, CT and Salvatore D’Amico of Port St. Lucie, Fl., Great-grandson Paul D’Amico of Kensington, CT and great-granddaughter Jessica D’Amcio. Burial is at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Porter’s Funeral Home in Kensington is in charge of the arrangements.
Peter DeMichele, 87, of Colonial Drive, Kensington, widower of Lena (Trigila) DeMichele, died Saturday morning (April 13, 2002) at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. Born in Torro, Provice Cappobaso, Italy, the son of the late Peter and the late Angela Maria (Ferrarra) DeMichele, he was a foreman at Manchester Modes until his retirement. Peter will forever be remembered for his love of the Boston Red Sox, and the UCONN women’s basketball program. He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Ann Mangiagli of Wethersfield, Joseph and Patricia Mangiagli of Southington, and Peter and Jeanne DeMichele of Kensington, two daughters Rita Grieco of Palm Beach Florida, and Angela Maria DeMichele of Broad Brook, a sister, Mary Quicquaro, and her husband, Carlo of New Britain, thirteen grandchildren Laura, Salvatore, Rita, Frank, Susan, Scott, David, Cara, Linda, Kris, Jamie, Mark, and Kevin, ten great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Leonard DeMichele. Funeral services will be held Tuesday (April 16, 2002) at 10am at Porter's Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway in Kensington, The Rev. Kenneth A. Frazier Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Cemetery, Berlin. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday (April 15, 2002) from 5-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to University of Connecticut Foundation for Head and Neck Cancer Research, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington 06030. Peter’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and staff at the John Dempsey Hospital for their warm and special care.
Dominic James DiLorenzo
Dominic James DiLorenzo, 84, of 36 Dover Road, New Britain, husband of Constance (Geraci) DiLorenzo, died Tuesday (February 5, 2002) after a long illness. Born in New Britain, the son of the late Salvatore and the late Rosa (Catanzaro) DiLorenzo, he attended local schools, served in the US Army in WWII in the 10th Mountain Division and received the Bronze Star, and was employed at Emhart (later Black and Decker) for thirty-five years until his retirement where he served as union steward of Lodge 1137 I.A.M. He was a member of St. Paul Church in Kensington, and General Ameglio Society in New Britain. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters and three sons-in-law, Rosemarie and Salvatore Gionfriddo of New Britain, Barbara and Richard Boucher of Kensington, and Victoria and Walter Kuper of Plantsville, two sisters-in-law, Lucy DiLorenzo of Berlin, and Viola Salonia of Kensington, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Michael DiLorenzo. Funeral services will be held Saturday (February 9, 2002) 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 with military honors will be in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home Friday (February 8, 2002) from 5-8pm.
BERLIN – Ronald Domnauer, 68, of 695 Four Rod Road, husband of Annabelle (Michelini) Domnauer, died unexpectedly early Thursday morning (September 13, 2001) at New Britain General Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he graduated from Westwood High School in New Jersey, and from the Julliard School of Music, served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, and was employed as a systems manager at Data-Mail Inc. in Newington until his retirement. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Andrew Domnauer of Alphretta, Georgia, two daughters, Karen Domnauer of Melrose, Massachusetts, and Teresa Domnauer of Columbus, Ohio, a brother, Steven Domnauer of San Jose, California, and three grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Monday at 11am at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends and relatives are invited to call at Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington, on Sunday from 3-6pm. Those who wish may make donations to the American Heart Association of Connecticut, P.O. Box 100, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford 06492-0100, or to The Memorial Fund of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1103 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington 06037.