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Joanne Mucci – 1933 – 2020 – mother of Larry Mucci

CHESHIRE – Joanne Mucci, 87, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the Cheshire Regional Rehab Center in Cheshire. She was the beloved wife of the late Rudolph C. Mucci. Joanne was born in Waterbury on Jan. 9, 1933; daughter of the late Victor and Helen (Zawisktowski) Hryniewicki. Joanne worked as an executive secretary for the Tilo Roofing Co. and at the Watertown Convalarium. Joanne loved to read and mastered cross word puzzles. Joanne enjoyed her grandchildren visiting her over the weekends. She would teach them how to play Yahtzee, other board games, and how to make her stuffed sausage and cheese bread for the holidays. Joanne adored her family and enjoyed her weekly luncheon dates with her granddaughter Lisa. She is survived by her son, Lawrence Mucci Sr. and his wife Gale Mucci; daughter Lorraine Lanese and her husband James Lanese; sisters Helen Lang, Theresa Lumia and husband Thomas Lumia; and also her brother-in-law Ronald Mucci; grandchildren Lisa Bartlett and her husband Steve, Shawna Fonti and her husband Marc, Melanie Basil and her husband Jeff, Christopher Lanese and L.J. Mucci; great-grandchildren Jenica Bartlett, Hayden Bartlett, Adrianna Fonti, Alexander Basil; as well as several nieces and nephews. Joanne was predeceased by her sister, Eleanor Lamatino. The family would like to extend their thanks...

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Gene Austin – 1939 – 2020 – Sycamore Drive-In Owner & Cruiser

Gene Austin was born in Danbury, CT on September 4, 1939, a son of Herbert (Ted) and Josephine (Jurinski) Austin.

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Lois J. Longo – 1950 – 2020 – sister of Claire Dileo & car cruiser

WATERBURY – Lois J. Longo, age 69 of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly at Saint Mary’s Hospital on Monday, March 30, 2020 due to complications of COVID-19 virus.

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Dianne M. Caliola – 1951 – 2020 – local area car cruiser

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Dianne Marie Bouchard Caliola, 68, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Melbourne, FL.

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JoAnn A. Atwood – 1966 – 2020 – wife of Steve Atwood of Oakville VFW

OAKVILLE – Mrs. JoAnn A. (Laganga) Atwood, 53, of Oakville, passed away, Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Waterbury Hospital.

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Roger D. Farina – 1938 – 2020 – cruised with classic 1951 Mercury & 1933 Chevrolet

NAUGATUCK – Roger D. Farina, 81, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Waterbury Hospital.

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Guerry Morgan – 1945 – 2020 – longtime area car cruiser and race car driver

WATERBURY – Guerry Morgan, 74, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, after a short illness.

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Oscar E. “Skip” Larrivee – 1943 – 2019 – owned 1968 Buick Riviera

SOUTHINGTON – Oscar E. “Skip” Larrivee, 76, passed away at home on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. He was the husband of Constance Soltis-Larrivee.

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Thomas B. Maslanka, Sr. – 1947 – 2019 – member of the Bristol Auto Club & Geezer’s Car Club

Thomas B. Maslanka, Sr., 72, of Beverly Hill, FL, husband of Pamela Horrigan, passed away November 28, 2019 in Florida.

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Rosaria Gelinas – 1945 – 2019 – sister of Frank Campagna

WOLCOTT – Mrs. Rosaria “Rose” (Campagna) Gelinas, 74, wife of the late Louis “George” Gelinas Sr., passed peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, with her family by her side at Waterbury Hospital.

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James N. Parillo – 1943 – 2019 – founding member of the Roaring 20’s Antique and Classic Car Club

OAKVILLE – James N. Parillo, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at his home.

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Frances M. Desena – 1946 – 2019 – aunt of Noel Cable

WATERTOWN – Frances M. Desena, 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Nov. 6, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.

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