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James T. Lukasavage – 1942 – 2016 – Classic Car Enthusiast

WATERTOWN – James T. Lukasavage, age 73, of Oakville, passed away on August 22, 2016, at Waterbury Hospital. James was born November 11, 1942, in Waterbury, the son of the late John and Mary (Cavanaugh) Lukasavage. Mr. Lukasavage worked as an Aeronautical Engineer and consultant for many large companies and traveled around the world. He received his Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tri-State College in Angola, Indiana. James also obtained his pilot’s license and was associated with Oxford Airport. He was also a classic car enthusiast. He is survived by his brother, John Lukasavage and his wife, Patricia, of Thomaston; a sister, Irene Lukasavage of Oakville; a nephew, John R. Lukasavage and his wife, Jacqueline, of Jacksonville, FL, and John R’s son, John; nieces Laurie Lukasavage and her children, Kimberly and Michael, and Lynn Thorpe and her husband, Ken, of Sutton, VT; and James’ dear friend, Gerry Celotti. Funeral and burial services for Mr. Lukasavage will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. The O’Neill Funeral Home, 742 Main Street, Oakville, has been entrusted to assist the family with arrangements. For more information, or to send an online condolence, kindly visit the funeral home website at...

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Sharon Sasso – 1944 – 2016 – sister of George Miscavage

OAKVILLE — Ms. Sharon (Richmond) Sasso, 71, of Oakville, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2016 in the VITAS Unit at Saint Mary’s Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

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Cheshire High School Music Program Car Show – Cheshire – August 27, 2016

The Cheshire High School Music Program presents its 1st Annual Car Show on August 27. Location: Cheshire High School – Route 10 – Cheshire, CT Date & Time: Saturday, August 27, 2016 – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Registration runs from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, car entrance closes at 12:00 pm provided parking is still available Vehicle Donation: $10.00, Spectator Admission: $5.00, Children under 12: Free Pre-registration ends August 20 Awards presented at 3:00 pm Food Trucks –...

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Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival Car Show – August 27, 2016

The Plainville Volunteer Firefighters are sponsoring the 32nd Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival and Car Show on August 27. Location: Norton Park – South Washington Street – Plainville, CT Date & Time: Saturday, August 27, 2016 – 12:00 – 5:00 pm $10 Donation per vehicle to benefit the Memorial Scholarship Fund Dash plaques for the first 100 show cars Trophies awarded at 4:00 pm The festival itself runs from August 26-28 and includes fireworks on Friday...

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Charles H. Richardson – 1936 – 2016 – member of the Bristol Auto Club

TERRYVILLE — Charles Howard Richardson, 79, of Terryville, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016. He was the loving husband of almost 58 years to Sandra (Dyer) Richardson.

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Kenneth J. Grendziszewski – 1952 – 2016 – member of Mopars in Motion Car Club

PLYMOUTH — Kenneth J. Grendziszewski, 63, of Plymouth, husband of Mary Lou (Conlon) Grendziszewski, passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

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Richard J. Bubello – 1944 – 2016 – member of the CT. Road Lancers Car Club and CSRA, avid car enthusiast

MERIDEN – Richard J. Bubello, 71, husband of Gloria (Artkop) Bubello for 47 years, went to Heaven on Thursday, July 21, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer and COPD at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, Conn., surrounded by his loving family.

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Gary H. Cole – 1951 – 2016 – avid car cruiser and drag racing fan

OAKVILLE — Gary H. Cole, age 64, of Oakville, passed away unexpectedly at Saint Mary’s Hospital after a brief illness.

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Calling All Cruisers: Help for Billy Summers

Billy Summers of the Ghostworx Garage in Waterbury, and friend of the Brass City Cruisers, was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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William F. Brown – 1934 – 2016 – member of the Roaring 20s Car Club

ANSONIA — William “Bill” F. Brown, age 82, a longtime Valley resident also of Leesburg, Fla., passed away July 1, 2016. He was born March 27, 1934 in New Haven and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and former Civil Defense member. As a young man he worked as a mechanic and then as an electrician for Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford. Bill was an avid car enthusiast and member of the Roaring ’20s Car Club, a HAM radio...

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Michael J. DiPietro – 1946 – 2016 – longtime car cruiser and member of the Oil Can Boys Car Club

WATERBURY — Mike DiPietro, 69, of Waterbury, CT, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016, after a long illness.

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Death of longtime cruiser and friend Mike DiPietro

It is with heavy hearts this morning that we pass along to everyone the passing of Mike DiPietro. Mike passed away last evening after several months of serious health issues. Despite these issues, he continued to cruise with us and most recently came to our Walmart show on Friday. Mike was a good and faithful friend to the Brass City Cruisers. Mike, as a member of the Yankee Cruisers, ran several cruises and shows in the Woodbury area. These...

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