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Waterbury Republican-American Classic Car Feature

Pay close attention to the Waterbury Republican-American on Saturdays and you may see some familiar looking vehicles.

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2017 Cruising Calendar – Updated May 10, 2017

The 2017 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.”

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Mary Jane Santoro – 1935 – 2017 – sister-in-law of James Uriano

WOLCOTT – Mary Jane (Meyer) Santoro, 81, of Wolcott, passed away peacefully Friday, June 23, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones after an unexpected brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Donato Santoro.

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Wayne R. Fridrich Sr. – 1948 – 2017 – owned classic car

TERRYVILLE – Wayne R. Fridrich Sr., 69, of Terryville, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Bristol Hospital after a long courageous battle with cancer.

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Gail Kiselewsky – 1921 – 2017 – mother-in-law of Norm LeClerc

Mrs. Gail (Leopoldoff) Kiselewsky, of Cheshire passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 at MidState Medical Center after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late William V. Kiselewsky.

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Joseph John Bayusik – 1950 – 2017 – enjoyed car cruises and restoring antique Fords

Joseph John Bayusik, age 67 of Oxford and formerly Monroe, husband of Margaret (Hayden) Bayusik, passed away on Thursday May 25, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford with his loving family beside him, after a long illness.

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Ronald Plourde – 1944 – 2017 – Longtime Avid Car Enthusiast

Mr. Ronald P. Plourde, 73, of Waterbury, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2017 in the VITAS Inpatient Unit at Saint Mary’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

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Jerry Gleason – 1937 – 2017 – Past President of the Prospect Car Owners Association

Jerry Gleason, 79, of North Port, Florida, a former resident of Waterbury, peacefully passed on April 29, surrounded by loved ones.

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Neil P. Mulhall – 1958 – 2017 – former husband of Janice Mulhall, owner of Wendy’s

WATERBURY – Neil P. Mulhall, age 58, of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, April 13, 2017. He was the former husband of Janice (Severson) Mulhall of Waterbury.

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Robert W. Bowers – 1958 – 2017 – brother-in-law of Mike Palmer and owner of vintage Mustangs

WATERTOWN – Robert W. “Trouble” Bowers Jr., 58, of Sharon Lane, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Waterbury Hospital. He was the husband of Gretta (Palmer) Bowers to whom he was married for 21 years.

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Dennis J. Simmons – 1952 – 2017 – brother of Jeff Simmons

WATERBURY – Mr. Dennis J. Simmons, age 64, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Maryann (Remokitis) Simmons.

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Walmart Car Cruise – Naugatuck – July 14, 2017

The Naugatuck Walmart will once again be hosting car cruises in 2017. Location: Walmart – 1100 New Haven Road – Naugatuck, CT Date & Time: Friday, July 14, 2017 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm No Rain Date Special Cruise Nights: September 22: Food Drive collection No cutoff date for cruise vehicles Food – Ice Cream – Door Prizes – Music – Trophies For more info: Jerry (203)...

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