Addamo, Anthony John - April 24, 2000
KENSINGTON - Infant baby Anthony John Addamo, son of Sebby and Lynn Marie (Simeone) Addamo of Cross Creek Drive, died Monday (April 24, 2000) at New Britain General Hospital. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Lucia Anne Addamo, paternal grandparents, Sebastian and Lucia Addamo of Kensington, maternal grandparents, Albino and Carol Simeone of Kensington, a paternal great-grandmother, Cesarina Marino of Berlin, maternal great-grandparents, Albert and Angeline Battaglia, and Cecilia Simeone, all of Berlin, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday (April 29, 2000) at 11am at St. Paul Church on Alling Street in Kensington. Burial in Maple Cemetery, Berlin will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.
Neri, Inez - June 02, 2003
NEW BRITAIN – Inez Neri, 94, formerly of 115 Carlton Street, died Monday morning (June 2, 2003) at a local convalescent home. Born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Fiordomo and the late Demetria (Ascari) Neri, she graduated from New Britain High School, was employed at D&L in New Britain until her retirement, and was a volunteer at the Thrift Shop for The Hospital for Special Care. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, Alicia and David Woodruff of Kensington, Gary and Betsey Graziano of Plantsville, Norma Goralski of Avon, Gene Neri of Waterford, Ronald Loomis of New London, and Linda Yurkunas and Peter Neri, both of Bristol, several grandnieces and grandnephews, several great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews, and a dear friend, Dorothy Connolly of Forestville. A funeral service will be held Wednesday (June 4, 2003) at 11am at Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway in Kensington, The Rev. David J. Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in West Lane Cemetery, Kensington. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday (June 3, 2003) from 10am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in her memory to the Memorial Fund of Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Avenue, Kensington 06037.
Carlos, James - May 25, 2003
SOUTHINGTON – James Albert Carlos, 79, of Southington, beloved husband of Freda L. (Dale) Carlos, passed away in his sleep on Sunday (May 25, 2003) at Bradley Memorial Hospital after a short battle with cancer. Born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of the late Christos and the late Marie (Schultz) Carlos (Kalageropoulos), he grew up in Mount Clemens, Michigan, served as a sergeant in the US Marine Corps in the Pacific in WWII, was a welder at the General Motors Design Center, and was a metal and stone sculptor. He took great pride in being a Mason and his life membership in Mount Clemens Lodge #6 as well as Clyde North Carolina Lodge #453 where he was a past master, as well as being an honorary member of Sonoma and Pigeon River lodges in North Carolina. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a step-daughter, Margo Thompson of Southington, and a step-son, Bruce Thompson if Florida, a brother and sister-in-law, Wesley and Barbara Carlos in Michigan, and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday (May 31, 2003) at 10am at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry Street, Southington. A memorial service will be held Saturday (June 14, 2003) at 11am at Clyde Central Methodist Church. Jim asked that his ashes be taken to Michigan, and to the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant Street, Southington 06489, Clyde Central Methodist Church, 410 Charles Street, Clyde, North Carolina 28721, or Clyde Lodge, Clyde, North Carolina.
Kerelejza, Mary Mae - May 20, 2003
NEW BRITAIN – Mary Mae (Sencio) Kerelejza, 92, of 975 Corbin Avenue, widow of Peter Kerelejza died Tuesday evening (May 20, 2003) at a local convalescent home. Born in New Britain, the daughter of the late John and the late Eva (Karbonic) Sencio, she attended local schools, and was employed by the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation until her retirement in 1979. She was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church where she belonged to the Sisterhood and the Cultural Organization. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins, including Sandra Colli and her husband Ramon of Wethersfield, Gary Sencio and his wife Beth of Holliston, Massachusetts, and Josephine Burger of Berlin. A funeral service will be held Friday morning (May 23, 2003) at 10am at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, New Britain. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the church on Friday (May 23, 2003) from 9am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Memorial Fund of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 54 Winter Street, New Britain 06051
Alexander, Richard - May 20, 2003
NEW BRITAIN – Richard Alexander, 93, of New Britain, the widower of Jean (Stawiarska) Alexander, died Tuesday morning (May 20, 2003) at a local convalescent home. Born in Urmia, Persia, the son of the late Alexander and Esther (Badal) Moses, he was employed by Goodison Painting Contractors of Glastonbury for over forty years until his retirement in 1982. He attended St. Thomas Church of the East, Assyrian. He is survived by a step-daughter and her husband, Barbara Ponx-O’Dell and Ron O’Dell of Plainville, a niece and her husband, Diane and Ted Bohigian of Lincolnwood, Illinois, two grand-nieces, Melanie Breen and her husband John of Highland Park, Illinois, and Suzanne Bohigian of Lincolnwood, Illinois, and several cousins, including Rose Ernesto and Lillian Pera, both of New Britain. He was predeceased by two brothers, Russell Moses and Jack Alexander, and a sister, Anna Nazarian. A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas Church of the East, Assyrian, at a time to be announced. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain, will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in his memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1004, 538 Preston Avenue, Meriden 06450-1004.
Moore, Anne - May 15, 2003
FARMINGTON - Anne (Childress) Moore, 97, of Farmington, passed away Thursday (May 15, 2003) at the John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. The eldest of four daughters of the late Avent and Madeline Mackay Childress of Scarsdale, New York, she was a 1925 graduate of the Spence School in New York City, after which, she was a buyer for Bonwit Teller and a fashion model at Bergdorf Goodman, both in Manhattan. In 1929 she was married to Edward Gillette Selden, and was active in coordinating numerous events, theatrical performances and fashion shows for various charitable organizations. Mr. Selden died very young in 1938, leaving his wife and two small children. In 1941, Mrs. Moore (then Selden) married Dr. Gray Carter of Greenwich, just months before he joined the Yale Medical Team in the European Theater in WWII. After the war and they settled in Greenwich, CT where Dr. Carter continued his medical practice and became Chief of Staff at the Greenwich Hospital, and she was an active volunteer in the Greenwich community, working devotedly for the Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary, Christ Episcopal Church and St. Barnabas Church. Dr. Carter died in l968. In l973 she married Maxwell Moore of Farmington, in the First Church of Christ, Congregational, and they had many wonderful years of devoted marriage, spending time in their Farmington home, on Martha's Vineyard, and in Naples, Florida before she was widowed again in December1994. She continued her strong Christian support of the First Church, participating in many of the church's activities, and was also active in her summertime church, Union Chapel of Oak Bluffs, MA, where she was a member of the Board of Governors. She lived a full and vibrant life, and her great grace, charm and Christian spirit have enriched all who knew her. She is survived by scores of admiring friends and relations, including her daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Norton Reed of Buffalo, New York, her son, Edward Gillette Selden, Jr. of Norwalk, her sister, Mary Adair Moore of North Carolina, her stepdaughter, Leslie Carter of Hampden, her step-children Benjamin and Paddy Moore, Martha Moore, Gay and Art Nelson, all of Martha's Vineyard, and Alexander and Mary Moore of Providence, Rhode Island, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, and fifteen Moore step-grandchildren and twelve step-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sisters, Mrs. Thaddeus Edmund Beck Jr.(Madeline Childress) and Mrs. Peyton Claiborne Auxford (Sarah Childress). A memorial service will be held on Saturday (May 31, 2003) at 11:00 am at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, in Farmington. Internment will private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to First Church of Christ, Congregational, 75 Main Street, Farmington 06032.
Welna, Florence - May 29, 2001
KENSINGTON - Florence Rose (Madrak) Welna, loving wife of Henry Welna, of Beechwood Lane, died Tuesday morning (May 29, 2001), her 70th birthday, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born in New Britain, the daughter of William and Genevieve (Kania) Madrak, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Central Connecticut State University in 1951, her Master of Science degree from the University of Connecticut, and a sixth year certificate from C.C.S.U. in 1975. Devoted to her students, she was a teacher at Holmes School in New Britain, and then at Hubbard School in East Berlin before retiring from Griswold School in Kensington. She was a member of St. Paul Church where she was a member of The Ladies Guild and a member of the choir. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Henry Michael and Sheryl Welna of Bangor, Maine, a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Christopher Brown of Victor, New York, a brother and sister-in-law, William and Sheila Madrak of Southington, a sister Dorothy Samojla of Kensington, three grandchildren, Nicolas Brown, and Kristen and William Welna, and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 10am at St. Paul Church on Alling Street in Kensington. Committal in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain, will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the University of Rochester c/o The Heart Research Program, Box 601 Elmwood Avenue Box 653, Rochester, New York 14642. Porter’s Funeral Service in Kensington is in charge of arrangements.