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Michael Friis
January 20, 1966 – June 15, 2021

Michael Friis passed away at Waterbury Hospital with his friends and family at his side. Michael enjoyed the finer things in life and will always be remembered for his sense of humor.

A cremation took place on June 17th under the direction of Terenzio Funeral Service in coordination with Trinity Cremation Services. 




Donna Havens
June 6, 1961 – June 4, 2021

Donna Havens passed away unexpectedly at her home in Norwich, Connecticut. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends. Donna will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

A cremation will take place on Friday June 11th with family present. Funeral services were handled by Terenzio Funeral Service in Coordination with Trinity Cremation Services.




Donald Little
Dec 27, 1948 – June 1, 2021

Donald Little passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side. Don enjoyed watching baseball and was a die-hard Yankee fan. He leaves behind two nieces and one  nephew, and many friends.

A cremation will take place on Thursday June 3ᴿᴰ. Terenzio Funeral Service and Trinity Cremation Services handled the arrangements.




Matthew Marshall
July 28, 1963 – May 23, 2021

Matthew Paul Marshall, age 57, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 23rd at home surrounded by his family. He was born in 1963 in Norwalk, CT to Edwin and Margaret Marshall and spent his childhood and most of his adult life in Easton, CT. He is survived by his wife, Susan, and his two daughters, Kate and Emily, his father, Edwin Marshall, his two brothers, Jeff (Pat) Marshall and David (Elise) Marshall, his three sisters, Linda (Mike) Piro, Mary (Scott) Wilson, and Wendy Lenard, in addition to many nieces and nephews. Matt was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Marshall.

Matt graduated from Joel Barlow High School in 1981. He worked 34 years for SNET/SBC/AT&T/Frontier and most recently worked at Eversource.

Matt cherished spending time with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, working on projects around the house, and going on adventures with his wife. He was a very strong, selfless, and funny man who will be greatly missed by many. There will be a Celebration of Life service at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 27th at First Presbyterian Church located at 2475 Easton Tpke., Fairfield, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Compassus Hospice Care.

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Roy Covington
March 21, 1959 – May 15, 2021

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Betty Pridgen
Jan 19, 1947 – May 2, 2021

Betty passed away peacefully with her family at her side. She always enjoyed trips back down to her home town of Greenville, South Carolina where she had lived since graduating High School.

Betty leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews, and she will be sorely missed. A cremation will take place on Thursday, May 13, 2021 under the care of Terenzio Funeral Service in conjunction with Trinity Cremation Services.




William Carpenter
Aug 8, 1959 – May 4, 2021

William passed away at his home in Bridgeport with his friends by his side. At William’s request, a Buddhist Cremation took place on May 7ᵀᴴ, 2021.

Willy  was always the life of the party and enjoyed watching Football and Baseball; but his true passion was Boxing. He enjoyed watching the reruns of classic fights. William will be sorely missed. Terenzio Funeral Service coordinated with Trinity Cremation Services handled the arrangements.




Adelaide Louise Davey
June 25, 1926 – April 28, 2021

Adelaide Louise Schmitt was born and raised on the south shore of Long Island, NY, along with her sister Phyllis, by her parents Joseph and Anna Estelle. She was an active, adventurous and independent child and teenager who loved the ocean where she was able to swim and sail. She gravitated to sports with the boys over more traditionally accepted activities for girls.

Addie attended nursing school at Adelphi College, and shortly after graduation worked as a nurse on the boardwalk of Jones Beach on Long Island. There she met Andrew Davey (a quartermaster on the boardwalk) by removing a splinter from his big toe. That splinter led to dating, and eventually marriage; and Andy and Addie soon were raising a family of six children.

The Daveys made their homes in Springfield, PA; Dover, MA; Weston, CT, and Stratford, CT. During most of those years of childrearing, she not only raised her six children, but developed a range of practical and artistic talents which included wallpapering, carpentry, cooking, baking, sewing and knitting. Her creativity and drive were apparent in everything she did. She was always curious and interested in learning, and rarely shied away from any obstacle. Her biggest passion was golf. She loved being on the links, loved those golf outings away with her buddies.

After her husband died in 2015, Addie moved to her final home at Spring Meadows in Trumbull, CT, where she quickly became an engaged and influential member of the community. In a short time, she was elected President of the residents’ association, and she routinely crushed at Wii bowling. She was very social; yet at the same time she could enjoy her quiet time and was an active reader. Her innate sense of style was always on full display, and her infectious laugh made her a sought-out companion. And it was there, at the age of 90, that she met the man she referred to as the second love of her life, Dave, who predeceased her by two years.

Addie always sought out new experiences, more social interactions, more challenges. She always wanted more life, with a capital L. Her joy in living and capacity for adaptation were a winning combination, and drew people to her wherever she went. When she died, she left behind six loving children, sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Adelaide was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.

Adelaide's family has entrusted Trinity Cremation Services of CT to handle the arrangements.




Taylor Brooke Budd
Dec 24, 2002 – April 19, 2021

Taylor Budd of Toms River, New Jersey passed away unexpectedly on April 19ᵀᴴ. Taylor was a loving, devoted child and grandchild who enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be sorely missed.

Services will be held in New Jersey at a later date. Trinity Cremation Services in coordination with Terenzio Funeral Services is handling the arrangements.




Michael Emil Casciolo
May 25, 1941 – April 1, 2021

A Cremation will take place on Tuesday April 13th. At the families request, all services will be private.

Michael's family has entrusted Trinity Cremation Services of CT to handle the arrangements.




Thomas Hussen
May 17, 1961 – March 27, 2021

Thomas Hussen, age 59, passed peacefully at his home with his family by his side. Born in Ethiopia, Thomas traveled the world in his short life here. Thomas was most proud when he became a US citizen. He will be missed by his family and many friends.

Thomas’ family has entrusted Trinity Cremation Services of CT to handle the arrangements.




Carlos Velasquez
Oct 17, 1956 – April 1, 2021

Carlos’ family has entrusted Trinity Cremation Services of CT to handle the arrangements.






Angela Porcelli
Feb 7, 1924 – April 3, 2021

Angela passed in her home in Haddam, Connecticut with her daughter at her side. She was 97 and lived a long and wonderful life.

Angela’s services were handled by Trinity Cremation Services in coordination with Terenzio Funeral Services of Stamford.




Angelo Younger
Jan 1, 1965 – March 29, 2021

Angelo Younger of Danbury, Connecticut passed on Monday, March 29th with his family at his side. Angelo lived life to its fullest and will be sorely missed by many.

Funeral Services will be private.




Barbara Pinkerton
June 9, 1951 – Mar 30, 2021

Barbara Pinkerton of New Haven, Connecticut passed on Tuesday, March 30th.

Funeral Services will be private.




John Aurillia
Mar 11, 1947 – Mar 19, 2021

John Aurillia of Bridgeport, Connecticut passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021.

His family has entrusted Trinity Cremation Services of CT to handle the arrangements.



Dennis Stewart
Sept 29, 1959 – Mar 15, 2021

Dennis was an avid Yankee fan and lived for the opening day at Yankee Stadium. Dennis loved life and lived it to the fullest. He will be missed by many, especially his loving sister Marie Stewart.

Funeral services were private, care of Trinity Cremation Services, 453 Shippan Ave, Stamford, CT 06902



Jeremias A Martinez - Diaz
Mar 8, 1982 – Jan 18, 2021

Trinity Cremation services handled the arrangements.

At the request of the family, services will be private.



Bellavita, Raymond Sr.
Dec 27, 1945 – Mar 10, 2021

Raymond Bellavita Sr., age 75, of Shelton, who was formerly of Bridgeport, was born on December 27, 1945. Ray passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family and his wife of 56 years Beverly (Allison) Bellavita on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. He was predeceased by his parents Otto and Enes (D’Alesio) Bellavita and his brother Joseph Bellavita.

Ray was a master mason and owned his own construction company for the past 50 years. Spending time with his family, cooking homemade meals, and vacationing in Aruba were his passions. In addition to his beloved wife Beverly, Ray is survived by his three devoted children, Raymond Bellavita Jr. and his wife Alisa of Blakeslee, PA., Tracy Laudato and her husband Riccardo of Monroe, and Jomarie Sia and her husband Michael-John of Shelton; seven grandchildren, Rocco (Alyssa) Laudato, Raymond (Elizabeth Seperack) Laudato, Lucia Laudato, Gianna Sia, Kyle (Corey) O’Brien, Sean (Nicole Paolucci) O’Brien, and Kelsey O’Brien; four great grandchildren, Jace, Julian, Aubrey, and Kierse; with two great grandchildren on their way, baby girl Laudato and baby O’Brien. He is also survived by his siblings, Sara (Warren) Gardner, John Bellavita, Rose Mary (Kevin) Healy, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ray’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854 or online at https://www.cancer.org/

James Kaves
Dec 16, 1943 – Mar 1, 2021

James Kaves, age 77 of Stamford passed away Monday, March 1, 2021 leaving behind his family and beloved wife, Michelle Midgette-Kaves. Born in Wilmington, NC on December 16, 1943, he was the son of the late Odessa Kaves of Wilmington, North Carolina.

A graduate of High School in 1964, James later went on to entering into the US AIR FORCE, where he served as an Administrative Specialist. After his time in the US AIR FORCE, James started the next chapter of his life by starting his own business, Kaves Painting & Refinishing. He worked up until injuries causing his disability from work while remaining a respected member of the community.

James spent his summers growing up wreaking havoc with his life-long friend Francine Smith of GA, James and Francine had an amazing friendship-bond that could never be broken. James enjoyed his life and time with many, many other friends and family members. Until he found his wife Michelle. James and Michelle had an awesome friendship that led them to marriage.

James had a daughter, who was estranged from his life and he from hers. Though, James searched for many, many years, never giving up hope to find her. After some 40+ years later he found her. For the past 3 years James and his daughter, Jamesina Brinson of Charlotte, NC began to establish a relationship which is all he had ever wanted. Jamesina was able to tell her father she loved him and forgave all the reasons he was not in her life and spoke to James on his last day and said it was ok that he goes with our Father God and rest in Peace. Jamesina was very thankful for the short time she had received to reunite with her father. There was a sparkle in those brown eyes of his as he smiled remembering all his loved ones and the words from his daughter.

Along with his wife Michelle, James is survived by his loving Stepchildren, Tiffany Midgette, of Stamford, CT., Kimberly Midgette, of Stamford, CT., Micheal Midgette of Atlanta, GA., Bernice (Niecy) Williams of Marietta, GA., His biological children, his Eldest Daughter, Jamesina Brinson of Charlotte, NC., Dimitri Kaves of Louisiana, and Daishawn Davis of Stamford, CT. and his grandchildren and Step grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren, which he adored. James was predeceased by his mother and brother, Odessa Dees and William Kaves. James is survived by his brother Samuel Dees, his sister Ramona Dees and loved by a host of nieces and nephews.

Regardless of the adversity he faced, James always took the challenge head on for the unconditional love he had for his family and the unwavering strength he projected to all who knew him. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to staff of the Intensive Care Unit at Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT. who embraced him while his family prayed and viewed via webcam, to show him a presence and support. All over webcam to his hospital room, due covid-19 precautions. Where they were able to say their farewell’s.

Due to the ongoing concerns at this time surrounding social gatherings, a memorial of James life will be held at Bosak Funeral Home & Cremation, 453 Shippan Ave, Stamford, CT. on Monday, March 8, 2021 between 10AM and 11AM.

The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Trinity Cremation Services, 453 Shippan Avenue, in Stamford, CT.

Edward F Schultz Sr
June 7, 1945 - April 4, 2020

Edward F. Schultz Sr, age 74 of Shelton passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020 surrounded by his family and beloved wife of forty-one years, Elizabeth Pasqua Schultz. Born in Bronxville NY on June 7, 1945, he was the son of the late Edward H. and Arlene Witchenbach Schultz of Mount Vernon, New York.

A graduate of Mount Vernon High School in 1964, Edward later went on to graduate from Maine Maritime Academy in 1968. Upon the completion of his studies, Edward entered into the US Merchant Marines, where he served as a First Mate on several US commercial ships during the Vietnam War until 1974. After his time in the Merchant Marines, Edward started the next chapter of his life by working for Stolt-Nielsen Inc., where he met the love of his life while managing their US gulf ship lightering operations out of New Orleans and Houston. He earned a commission in the United States Naval Reserve reaching the rank of Lieutenant. He worked up until retirement for the Seamen's Institute in New York City, where he was an instructor in Coast Guard rules & regulations and license upgrading, and a respected member of the Maritime community.

Edward spent his summers growing up wreaking havoc with his cousin Les in Friendship, ME; a tradition he continued with his own family years later. There was a sparkle in those hazel eyes of his as he taught his children how to fish, often telling stories of his experiences along the way.

Along with his wife Elizabeth, Edward is survived by his loving children Edward F. Schultz Jr. and his wife Molly Schultz of Wallingford. Krysta Mello and her husband Dustin Mello of Trumbull, and Adrianna Collins of Shelton and his grandchildren which he adored, Michaela, Audrey, Zephyr and Piper. Edward was predeceased by his son-in-law Christopher Collins.

Regardless of the adversity he faced, Edward always took the challenge head on for the unconditional love he had for his family and the unwavering strength he projected to all who knew him. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to staff of the Intensive Care Unit at Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT. who held his hand and embraced him while his family prayed outside his room.

Due to the concerns at this time surrounding social gatherings, a celebration of Edward's life will be held at a later date.

The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Trinity Cremation Services, 453 Shippan Avenue, in Stamford, CT.

James Curtis
June 6, 1925 - May 9, 2020

James "Jim" Curtis, age 94 of Stamford CT died peacefully of natural causes at his home on May 9, 2020 with family by his side. He was born in NYC, NY on June 6, 1925 to the late Pietro and Giuditta (Barlaro) Curti. Jim was named Zairo Curti at birth, but his family changed their name after immigrating to the United States.

Jim was born in NYC, but was raised in Northern Italy until the age of 10. He returned to the United States and lived with his family in Miami Florida. At the age of 17 he joined the US Coast Guard, attended radio school and became a Radioman in the US Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater during WWII. When the war ended, he pursued his artistic side and began a career in dance and choreography, dancing with the San Francisco Ballet Company and studying choreography under Anna Sokolow in New York City.

He attended the University of Miami, where he studied electrical engineering, eventually becoming a Training Specialist in the fields of computers and robotics.

He married his blue-eyed Irish beauty, Margaret Sophia Donnelly in 1960, and they raised their family in Stamford, Connecticut. When she became ill with an autoimmune disease in 1968, he dedicated his life to taking care of her so that she could live long enough to see her children grow up. He cared for her with dignity, grace and unconditional love. He was by her side when she passed away in 1993.

Jim led a very unique life. He once lived in a Hindu Ashram, where he met his spiritual mentor John Moffitt who was instrumental in Jim's spiritual self development. Jim was a philosopher, a dancer and a passionate lover of Beethoven. His love of philosophy gave him loftiness of spirit and as a dancer, he favored ballet and the classical Argentine Tango which he began to learn and teach at the age of 76. He had a huge library of books ranging in topics from Eastern Philosophy to Quantum Physics.

He dedicated the last 2 years of his life to creating a website that would help anyone who is seeking guidance in their own spiritual journey. He planned to publish this website this year. He passed away peacefully knowing his children will publish it for him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Donnelly) Curtis.

He is survived by his three children Peter Curtis (Kathy), Eileen Curtis, and Regina Terenzio (Joseph) with whom he lived for the past three years; five grandchildren, Nicole Curtis (John Furrer) Simone Sapp (Brandon) Sara Reese (Chris) Christopher Valdivia and Nicholas Valdivia; four great grandchildren, Evin, Issac, Lincoln and Bodie, and his dance partner and devoted companion Eira Patnaik.

"If the earth new whose dust it was about to receive, it would open up and dance." Eira Patnaik

Due to the current health crisis in our state and the community, no funeral services will take place at this time. The family will have a celebration of his life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation or support a local business in your area that is affected by Covid 19.

“Behold, I am that which must always overcome itself”-Nietzsche

Virginia "Ginny" Dohrmann
November 11, 1935 - December 18, 2020

Ginny Dohrmann passed away December 18, 2020 peacefully at home in Fairfield, CT after a prolonged illness at the age of 85. We were very blessed that she had a full-time, live-in care giver, Sylvia Tokarski, who took very good care of her and made her life as pleasant as possible for the past 3 years.

She was born in Orange, New Jersey to Jesse and Janet McCullen and grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey with her twin sister, Joan and her half-brothers William and Donald McCullen.

She attended Hood College in Frederick, MD and married her college sweetheart Walter J. Dohrmann on September 7, 1956 before leaving for Heidelberg, Germany where he served in the U.S. Army and they started their family.

Once back from Germany they lived in Fairfield and Trumbull, CT and added 2 more children to their family before heading back to Germany for two more years and then settled back in Trumbull for many years, moved to Westport, Chicago-area and settled back in Shelton, CT where they lived for many years.

Ginny had a very fierce and competitive spirit which showcased her at her best in her teenage sport team years, cheerleading, horseback riding (in college), tennis, bowling and ultimately led to her mastering the game of golf. She loved the game and she practiced driving, putting, sand traps, etc. diligently until she was ready to play 9 holes. She then graduated to playing 18 holes and had a very envious handicap by the time she started playing at Brooklawn Country Club.

Her family will remember her most for her perseverance and intentional spirit during difficult health issues that spanned decades, her love of us, her clever and witty way of dealing with issues as well as her eagerness to learn about all the new technology that was becoming available ... there wasn’t anything she couldn’t teach herself about new innovations and master quickly.

Ginny is survived by family that loved her and will miss her interactive wit and charm. Her children, Kristine Podber and her husband Barry, Patty Cookson, Gary Dohrmann & his wife Donna and Jeannine Salveson and her husband Tom. Her grandchildren: Lauren & Trevor Podber, Avery, Andrew & Maddy Salveson, Michael & Lindsey Cookson. Her great grandchildren: Harvey and Chole Podber. She is also survived by her sister Joan Bird and family, her sister-in-law Cheryl McCullen and family, her brother-in-law Alfred Schutte and family as well as many nephews and nieces and their families.

Burial with be a private family event.

The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Trinity Cremation Services, 453 Shippan Avenue, in Stamford, CT.


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