Most Recent Articles

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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...

Read More

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.

Read More

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...

Read More

Juan Luis Soler – 1975 – 2016 – owner of Classic Auto Body Inc.

WATERBURY — Juan “Lupito” Luis Soler, age 40, passed away on Thursday June 16, 2016. He was born on Aug. 7, 1975, in Newark, N.J. He was a longtime resident of Waterbury and was an important part of our community. He is survived by his wife, Casandra Roman; six children, Sebastion, Skye, Juliana, Anthony, Juan and Kristal; parents, Juan Tomas Soler and Carmela Soler; two loving sisters, Cynthia Medvec (Michael) and Ana Maria Soler; brother, Sandro Soler; one niece...

Read More

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...

Read More