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2016 Cruising Calendar – Updated May 13, 2016

The 2016 car cruise season is upon us. Some of the local car cruises happening in the Greater Waterbury area include the following. All available flyers may be accessed through our Flickr account link (right side of the home page) or from the top of our home page under “Event Flyers.” Monday Mark’s Auto Parts Cruise Night – 22 Russell Road – East Granby, CT. Every Monday night starting May 2 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm No cruise May 30, July 4, or September 5 May 9: Pontiac Night June 20: Corvette Night (Rain Date: June 27) July 11: Oldsmobile Night July 25: Tow Truck Night August 1: Mustang Night August 15: Volkswagen Night August 29: Street Rods & Rat Rod Night Largest weekly cruise in New England Trophies – 50/50 – Free Event – Weather Permitting www.markscruisenight.com North Haven Shopping Center Cruise “N” – Route 5 – North Haven, CT Every Monday Night starting May 9 – 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Oldies Tunes by Frankie B. & Rockin’ Rosie – Cruiser Interviews Awards Every Monday night Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club For Info: www.doowopcruisers.com Gulf Beach Car Cruise –Gulf Street – Milford Every Monday night starting May 30 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tuesday Wayback Burger – Cheshire Shopping Center...

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Gloria Vespoli – 1929 – 2016 – widow of longtime cruiser Tony Vespoli

MANCHESTER — Mrs. Gloria (Muscio) Vespoli, age 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Manchester Manor. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony “Tony” Vespoli. Mrs. Vespoli was born on April 27, 1929 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Domenic and Delia (Pafundi) Muscio. Gloria was a graduate of Wilby High School, Class of 1946. She worked for Redwood Furniture as a Bookkeeper for 20 years before starting her family. Later she worked as a clerk/typist for Colonial Bank for 15 years until her retirement. Gloria was a sweet woman with a vivacious personality who made friends easily. She and girlfriends nicknamed their group the DAL’s, “Do-A-Lotta” girls and had many good times with them. Gloria dedicated her life to others. After she married, Gloria and Tony lived with her mom, taking care of her. Gloria was a loving wife to Tony and enjoyed listening to his band as he began his adventure in music. She was a great mom to her daughter, Gina, volunteering at St. Lucy’s School in Waterbury, most notably in the library there. Gloria knew the doors that education could open for her daughter and read to her daughter constantly. Gloria passed along her love of math to Gina. She also was Gina’s first teacher...

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James K. Norman – 1953 – 2016 – avid car enthusiast and drag racer

James K. Norman, 62, of Middlebury, passed away on Tuesday May 10, 2016, at Waterbury Hospital in the presence of his loving wife after a courageous battle with his illnesses. He was the beloved husband of Donna G. (Mansfield) Humphrey Norman. Jim was born in Waterbury on September 30, 1953, son of the late Edward C. and Josephine (Mariano) Norman Sr. He graduated from Crosby High School Class of 1972, attended Mattatuck Community College and completed the GMC Auto...

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Anna Kasidas – 1912 – 2016 – mother of Ray Kasidas Sr.

Anna Paulikonis (Kachergis) Kasidas, Waterbury, 104 years of age, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2016, at Abbott Terrace Health Care, in Waterbury; she was the wife of the late Raymond C. Kasidas. She was born in Waterbury, January 18, 1912, the daughter of the late, Jonus and Marcella (Paulikonis) Kasidas, and she lived to be 104 years old. Anna attended Saint Joseph’s grammar school, where she was called, Anna paul by her teachers, she also graduated Wilby High...

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Joy Hartmann – 1943 – 2016 – mother of Jason Hartmann

WATERTOWN – Mrs. Joy P. Hartmann, age 72 of Watertown and formerly of Wanaque, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Monday April 25, 2016 at the Vitas Innovative Healthcare at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury. She was the beloved wife of Arthur P. Hartmann. Joy was born on July 25, 1943 in Paterson, New Jersey and grew up in Little Falls, NJ, the daughter of the late Frederick and Josephine Reichel Diestler. She was employed at ACR Chemical and...

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Marlene Kasidas – 1942 – 2016 – wife of Ray Kasidas Sr.

Mrs. Marlene C. (Charette) Kasidas, 74, of Watertown, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2015 at Waterbury Hospital after a six month courageous battle with Leukemia. She was the beloved wife of Raymond J. Kasidas Sr. Marlene was born in Waterbury, daughter of the late Alcide and Antoinette (Boucher) Charette. She graduated from Wilby High School. She was employed as an office manager for Charette, Makowski & Company accounting firm where she has worked for over 35 years. She...

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Joseph M. Yezierski Sr. – 1950 – 2016 – local area car cruiser

OAKVILLE — Mr. Joseph M. Yezierski Sr., 65, beloved husband of Rose (Grant) Yezierski, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 28, 2016, at the Vitas Innovative Care Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Yezierski was born on May 14, 1950, in Waterbury, the son of the late Henry and Mary (Szantyr) Yezierski. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam war. Joseph was also a member of the Oakville VFW. Besides his wife, he...

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Apple Rehab 16th Annual Cruise Night – Watertown – June 4, 2016

The Apple Rehab in Watertown is sponsoring its 16th Annual Cruise Night in Watertown. Location: Apple Rehab – 35 Bunker Hill Road – Watertown, CT Date & Time: Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Rain Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016 Bring the whole family for a night of food, fun, and fast cars Trophies – Music by DJ Peter Meskunas of Skyline Sounds – 50/50 Raffle Interested in displaying a car? Contact Rebecca at (860)...

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Cars 4 Paws Car Show – Plantsville – June 5, 2016

The 2nd Annual Cars 4 Paws Car Show is being held on June 5 in Plantsville. Location: Southington Drive-In – 935 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike (Route 322) – Plantsville, CT Date & Time: Sunday, June 5, 2016 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Show Cars: $10.00 – Spectators: Free Music by DJ Jerry Covino – Trophies – Drawings – Food To benefit Best Friends for Life, “Animal Rescue” For more information:...

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Knights of Columbus Strawberry Festival Car Show & Craft Fair – Durham – June 11, 2016

Knights of Columbus Council 12289 in Durham is hosting a Strawberry Festival Car Show & Craft Fair on June 11. Location: Notre Dame Church – 272 Main Street (Route 17) – Durham, CT Date & Time: Saturday, June 11, 2016 – 9:00 am – 3:00pm FREE Spectator Admission, $8.00 Admission for Show Vehicles Music with DJ Matt Hand made Trophies for Car & Motorcycle Categories Awarded. Touch A Truck with Hazelwood Excavating Famous strawberry shortcake, Haitian Crafts and a...

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Antique Truck Club of America Truck Show – Bethlehem – June 11 & 12, 2016

The Antique Truck Club of America Connecticut Yankee Chapter presents its 16th Annual Truck Show in Bethlehem. Location: Bethlehem Fairgrounds – Route 61 – Bethlehem, CT Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12, 2016 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Vehicle registration: $10 per unit, Vendors: $30.00 for 2 days, Spectators: $3.00, Seniors: $2.00, Kids 12 & under: Free All Vehicles Welcome – Large & Small, Old & New – Trucks – Tractors – Motorcycles –...

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Walmart Car Cruise – Naugatuck – June 17, 2016

The Naugatuck Walmart will once again be hosting car cruises in 2016. Location: Walmart – 1100 New Haven Road – Naugatuck, CT Date & Time: Friday, June 17, 2016 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Other Cruise Dates: July 15, August 12, and September 23 No Rain Date Special Cruise Nights: June 17 to benefit the CT. Children’s Hospital and September 23: Food Drive collection No cutoff date for cruise vehicles Food – Ice Cream – Door Prizes –...

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