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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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Thank you from the Brass City Cruisers!

The Brass City Cruisers would like to thank those that made the Municipal Stadium car cruise a success today. We had about 225 cars and trucks overall and had a very good time. Thank you to everyone once again for coming down

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Richard E. Allman Jr. – 1942 – 2017 – member of several collector car clubs

NAUGATUCK – Richard E. Allman Jr., 75, also of Melbourne, Fla., died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at Beacon Brook Health Center.

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Donald “Mickey” Spiers – 1925 – 2017 – cruised with pickup truck at Fritz’s in Oxford

Donald “Mickey” Spiers, age 92 of Oxford, beloved husband of Kathleen (Resler) Spiers, entered peaceful rest on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in Glendale Health Center, Naugatuck.

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Charles R. Malis – 1946 – 2017 – longtime car collector and car cruiser

MERIDEN – Charles R. Malis, 70, husband of Olga Flanders Malis, died on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at MidState Medical Center after a long, courageous battle.

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Lester Edward Bolton – 1939 – 2017 – brother of Ken Bolton

LITTLE ROCK, S.C. – Lester Edward Bolton, 78, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home.

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John D. Abate – 1953- 2017 – organized and promoted many Southington area car cruises

John D. Abate, 64, of Plainville passed peacefully Saturday June 24, 2017 at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by family and friends.

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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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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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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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