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Andrews, Timothy - Stamford  
Andrews, Timothy J. Timothy J. Andrews, passed away suddenly on June 21, 2016. He was born on July 31, 1958 to the late Ed and Pat Andrews formerly of Stamford. He is survived by his two children, Joshua T. Andrews and Deborah "DL" Andrews; his brother Robert "Bob" Andrews and his sister Colleen "Bunny" Pelchat (Michael Pelchat), as well as his nephews, Christopher Pelchat (Kate Ambruso), Timothy "Little Tim" Pelchat (Lindsey Pelchat) and Gered Andrews and great-nephew Aidan Pelchat. He took great pride as Head Coach of the undefeated champions the CT Giants and was an inspiration to many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Funeral services will be held privately. The family requests that donations be made in Timothy's memory to the Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20072.
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Published in StamfordAdvocate on July 1, 2016
Mierisch, Virginia - Stamford  
Mierisch, Virginia Virginia Mierisch "Tootie" died peacefully in Stamford Hospital on June 29, 2016 in Stamford, CT at the age of 67. Virginia is survived by her husband of 32 years, Stephen Mierisch children, Stephanie Mostowy (Scott) of Stamford; James Mierisch (Tracy) Colchester, CT. A brother James Wlasuk and sister in law Sue both from Oxford. Nieces Jodi Neubaum (Brian), Cori Wlasuk (Jody) 3 Great Nieces Kati, Jami and Olivia all from Oxford CT. Two grandchildren Aidan Mierisch and Melissa Mostowy both from Stamford. She is preceded in death by her Parents Alexander & Ethel Wlasuk of Greenwich. Virginia was born on May 23, 1949 in Greenwich. She was a graduate of Greenwich High School in 1967. She Graduated from Berkley Business School in 1968 with a certificate of Secretarial Science. Virginia worked for James River Corporation, Fort James Corporation and World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc where Virginia was an Executive Assistant to the CEO. Virginia was the Executive Assistant to Linda McMahon during her runs for the Senate. Virginia was an organized and talented assistant. She was a fun, loving hard working individual who loved spending time with her family and friends. Beside her family her greatest joy was traveling with her husband to their yearly vacation spots of Las Vegas and Aruba. The Family will receive visitors at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home 2900 Summer Street Stamford, CT from 4-8pm, Friday July 1st. A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, July 2nd 10am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Virginia Mierisch to Bennett Cancer center c/o Stamford hospital foundation, 1351 Washington Blvd., Suite 202 Stamford, CT 06902. Condolences may be offered at www.leopgallagherstamford.com
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Published in StamfordAdvocate on July 1, 2016
Silverberg, Jeroll - New Canaan  
Silverberg, Jeroll R. Jeroll R. (Jerry) Silverberg, 92, of New Canaan, CT and Stuart, Florida, husband of Jacqueline Drucker Silverberg passed away Thursday evening June 23rd at his Florida residence. Born in Newark, NJ on January 9, 1924, he was the son of the late Samuel and Ida Feldman Silverberg and had been a long time New Canaan Resident. Jerry rose above the barriers of the past and was a respected member of the New Canaan business community. Both he and his father went to the same Junior and High Schools often having the same teacher. He graduated from Bucknell University in 1942 and Duke University 1944. Jerry clerked in New Jersey working in his uncle David Feldman's Law Firm. He passed the Connecticut Bar and put out his shingle across from the New Canaan Playhouse which he and his partner in property, the Franco Trust, eventually bought for the town to save it in the late 90's and the town later bought it back. With Jerry first big fee he bought a fancy car, and in those early days of late 40's was a dapper dresser. His grandfather's advice look prosperous and your clients will come to you, he wore a homburg hat and pinstriped suits. When Jerry met Marian Stern and married her a new law firm was created Silverberg and Silverberg. Their first child Ellen was born in 1951, another daughter Phyllis in 1953 and twin sons David and Larry in 1957. After their divorce, Marian remarried and moved with the children to Israel. Jerry entered a new partnership with Mort Marvin and Phil Swaim. Respected by his peers he was an active member of the American Association of Matrimonial Law and invited to join "the Dirtie Thirtie" the top thirty divorce lawyers in the nation. Jerry certainly had a New Canaan practice that catered to the rich and famous from film stars to the mighty of business and commerce. His long and distinguished career was notable for the over the top verdicts for clients dissolving lucrative marriages. He was one of the leading owners of property in New Canaan, a respected landlord and his word was bond. He was a world traveler and bon vivant celebrated his 92nd birthday in St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands on January 9th . It is there he spent some happy years as Captain of Legal Ease his 42' Grand Banks. Although he has had an oceanfront home in Stuart Florida for 25 years he loved the sixteen years he shared with his wife Jacqueline Drucker Segaloff Silverberg, enjoying their home and garden in London England and their friends from all over the world, New Canaan was always HOME. Jerry was a trumpeter for his High School Band, and he had a less than successful dance band "Moonlight Melodiers", an entrepreneur (paperboy with probably the best route in the state)Christmas tree voyeur (at the Rabbi Yudain's house the first-on-the-block to own a car $35 price tag. An only child, the loquacious Silverberg has never been at a loss for words, even if he was talking to himself says Sid Yudain he always had a joke for every occasion and authoritative words of advice on everything. Until recently Jerry loved the Theatre, Opera, Restaurants, Cinema, Television and especially Tennis. He was out every night entertaining and being entertained. Jerry recently gave his old trumpet to Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands…it has been restored and the Jerry Silverberg Trumpet Award and Scholarship has been awarded to a young student Keshawn Hardy of St Croix. Funeral Services were held Sunday June 26th at Temple Sinai 458 Lakeside Dr, Stamford. Interment followed at Fairfield Memorial Park. Pall Bearers were Paul Romaniello, Thomas Franco, Frances Lumacad, Kenneth Mc Gahren, Richard Reach, and Stanley Rosner, MD. Honorary Pall Bearers were Dr. Jack Chachkes, Lawrence Silverberg, Prof. David Silverberg, David Drucker, David Segaloff, MD, Peter Segaloff and Alan Jaffe. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Foundation of Virgin Islands, The Jerry Silverberg Trumpet Award and Scholarship Fund, PO Box 11790 St. Thomas USV I 00801-4790 Or Treasure Coast Hospice 1201 SE Indian Street Stuart Florida 34997. Online Condolences may be made by visiting www.leopgallagherstamford.com
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Published in StamfordAdvocate from June 25 to July 1, 2016

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Kaplin, Elaine - Stamford  
Kaplin, Elaine R. ELAINE RUTH KAPLIN passed away peacefully on the morning of June 29, 2016. She was born October 21, 1932, in New Britain CT, the second child of Samuel and Selma Zager. She graduated in 1954 from the University of Connecticut, Storrs-- one of the first women to pass through the School of Pharmacy. In 1955. Elaine married Edward Kaplin of Bridgeport, CT. They moved to Stamford, and raised 3 children, Eve, Stephen and David, She worked for over 40 years as a pharmacist in Stamford and Greenwich. A vibrant soul, loving mother, faithful friend, great Bridge player and maker of legendary apple pies, she gave of herself unconditionally to all she did. She is survived by her sons, Stephen (Kuang-Yu Fong) and David (Gail Kaplin). The funeral will be held on Thursday, June 30 at 2pm at Temple Beth El, 350 Roxbury Road, Stamford. Following the funeral services, Shiva will be held at 255 Strawberry Hill Ave, apt F1, Stamford, CT 06902. Subsequent shiva days will be at the home of David Kaplin--307 Iron Forge Lane, New Windsor, NY 12553. (GPS address: 290 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor, NY 12553). In lieu of flowers, donations in Elaine's memory should be sent to either: Eve Kaplin Scholarship Fund-- Temple Beth El, 350 Roxbury Rd, Stamford, CT 06902; or Chinese Theatre Works—37-18 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, NY, 11101. Arrangements under the direction of Shippan's Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home (203)-359-9999. To send condolences to the Kaplin family, please visit www.gallagherfuneralhome.com
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Published in StamfordAdvocate on June 30, 2016
Livia Jr., Gary - Stamford  
Livia, Jr., Gary J. Gary J. Livia, Jr., 44, of Cos Cob, passed away peacefully at Greenwich Hospital on Thursday June 23, 2016 surrounded by his loving family after a brave battle with cancer. Gary was born in Bridgeport, CT on November 18, 1971 to the late Gary J. Livia, Sr. and Anna Sutay Truglia. Gary was raised in Stratford, attending Stratford and Lordship Schools and playing little league for Raybestos in Stratford during his grammar school days. He graduated Bullard Haven Technical School in Bridgeport and after moved to Stamford to work in lawn care, eventually becoming Maintenance Supervisor for Ceci Bros. Gary had a love for gardening and horticulture, enjoyed fishing and skiing in his younger days and going every year to Lake George with his family. Gary was also a member of the East Side Cardinals Club in Stamford. Gary is survived by his wife Lisa Zicarelli Livia of Cos Cob, his children, Caysy, Jacob and Jordan Livia, all of Cos Cob, his mother, Anna Truglia and her husband Anthony of Stamford, his mother and father-in-law Barbara and Lorenzo Zicarelli of Stamford, his sister-in-law Angelina England and her husband Derek of Paramus, NJ, his sister-in-law Susan Zicarelli of Cos Cob and his brother-in-law Lawrence Zicarelli of Stamford. His nieces and nephews, Jackson and Madison England and Savannah and Andrei Vaida as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Besides his father Gary is predeceased by his grandmothers Theresa Salvaggio Biebel and Alice Stevenson Stover. Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT on Saturday July 2, 2016 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM, with a prayer service to be held at 1:30PM. Interment will be private. A special thanks to the Oncology Department of Greenwich Hospital and Dr. Dickerman Hollister who went above and beyond in their care for Gary. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Gary's name to the Fairfield County Hospice House, 22 1st Street, Stamford, CT 06905. To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com .
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Published in StamfordAdvocate from June 26 to June 30, 2016
Zoppi, Angela - Stamford  
Zoppi, Angela M. Angela Marie Zoppi of Stamford, CT passed away on Saturday June 25th, at the age of 52, peacefully in her sleep. Angela was the daughter of Angelina Frangione/Zoppi and Paul Zoppi. She was pre deceased by her parents and her sister Shirley Drzyzga of Las Vegas, Nevada. She is survived by her four sisters, Linda Kaye(Philip) of Norwalk, Marie Uva(Thomas) of Stamford, Paula Fox of Stamford, and Diane Johnson(William) of East Haven. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and a great great nephew. Angela attended Stamford public schools and was an avid fan of both music and dance. The family would like to thank ARI of Stamford, CT, Abilis of Greenwich, CT and Westport Health Rehabilitation Complex for their loving care and support over the years. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make donations to either ARI of Stamford, Abilis of Greenwich or Westport Health Rehabilitation Complex of Westport. A memorial service will be held at St. Mary of Stamford Parish, 566 Elm St, Stamford, CT 06902 on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:00am. The family has entrusted arrangements to Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left by visiting www.LeoPGallagherStamford.com
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Published in StamfordAdvocate on June 30, 2016

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Burns, Robert - Stamford  
Burns, Robert G. Robert G. Burns, long time resident of Stamford, CT, passed away at Stamford Hospital on Sunday, June 26, 2016 with his family at his side. He was 77 years old. He was born in Yonkers, NY on July 26, 1938 and was one of three children born to the late James and Margaret (Maitland) Burns. Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years; Stella Burns (Ingram), his daughters; Lynda, Denise, Karen, Darlene and Bobbie, a son; Alvin, four grandchildren; Megan, Marissa, Jenny and Jason, eight great grandchildren, his brother and sister-in-law; James and Elizabeth Burns, his sister; Joyce Barney, and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons; Joseph and Floyd, his grandson; Brad and a sister; Peggy. Roberts's family will be receiving the condolences of friends and family on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm at Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Ave., Stamford, CT 06902. A funeral service will take place at 11am on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Bosak Funeral Home. Attendees may arrive at 10am. The interment will follow at Long Ridge Union cemetery in Stamford. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Special Olympics, Attn: Web Gifts, 1133 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 200363604 or online at www.specialolympics.org/donate-to-charity.aspx . The family has entrusted the arrangements to Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, in Stamford. If you care to leave an online condolence message you may visit the family guestbook at www.bosakfuneralhome.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bosakfuneralhome .
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Published in StamfordAdvocate on June 29, 2016
Caldarone Sr., James - Stamford  
Caldarone, James Sr James M. Caldarone, age 94, husband of Mary Tamburri Caldarone, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016 in Schenectady, NY, where he resided since October, 2015. Born on October 16, 1921, in Stamford, CT, he was the son of Joseph and Louise Laruda Caldarone. He graduated from Stamford High School in 1939. He played high school football, boxed at the Stamford Boxing Club, and was the singer in a 4-piece band. A veteran of World War II, Jim served in the U.S. Army from November 23, 1942 to December 7, 1945 as part of the 257th Engineer Combat Battalion. He reached the rank of Master Sergeant, the highest rank attainable for a non-commissioned officer. He served in the European Theater of Operations in France and Germany, and received the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, and the American Theater Campaign Ribbon. Mr. Caldarone was employed by White Tower/TomBrock Corporation and managed several White Towers, The Buttery, The Sittin' Room and Brock's Steakhouse. It was a job he loved for over 40 years, retiring in 1991. Upon retirement, Jim and Mary moved to Hobe Sound, Florida, returning to Stamford in 2002. They had a wonderful active life together enjoying dancing, golf, traveling, exercising, and trips to the beach. Jim was a kind, generous, compassionate, and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who loved his family and friends with all his heart. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 74 years, Mary Tamburri Caldarone. They were married on August 8, 1942 at Sacred Heart Church. He was the beloved father of one son, James Caldarone, Jr. of Darien, CT and three daughters, Barbara (Michael) Hamilton of Schenectady, NY, Louise (Richard) Deenihan, of West Suffield, CT, and Gail Miller of Pittsford, NY. He was cherished by his 9 grandchildren and their spouses: Mike (Danielle) Hamilton, Jim (Clelia) Hamilton and Bob (Jill) Hamilton, Aimee (Daniel) Sciglimpaglia, Marc (Carrie) Caldarone, Stefanie (Jesse) Deenihan, Paul (Diana) Miller, Rick (Jamie) Deenihan, and Sara (Benny) Folk.He was adored and loved by his 18 great-grandchildren: Jimmy, Christopher, Kera, Michael, Anthony, Kathy, Ava, Jason, Eden, Nicholas, Mia, Jacob, Milan, Nathan, Dora, Alex, Miller, and Kaylee. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Patricia Caldarone, Jeanne Caldarone, Ann and Abraham Saphier, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Caldarone was predeceased by one son-in-law James Miller, his sister Mary Caldarone Billone and three brothers, Frank, Nicholas and Anthony Caldarone. Services will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Visiting hours for family and extended family are 9-10:30 am at Shippan's Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home,(next to Knights of Columbus) 453 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT. All are invited to the Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Thursday, June 30, 11:30am at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford CT. Interment with full military honors will follow at Putnam Cemetery, 35 Parsonage Road, Greenwich, CT. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Jim's memory to Alzheimer's Association www.alz.org/donate or to Brain Tumor Awareness http://braintumor.org/join-the-fight/become-a-research-partner/oligo-research-fund/ or a charity of your choice. To send condolences to the Caldarone Family, please visit www.gallagherfuneralhome.com
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Published in StamfordAdvocate from June 28 to June 29, 2016
Casale Jr., Louis - Stamford  
Casale, Jr., Louis J. Louis J. Casale, Jr., 81, a lifelong resident of Stamford passed away peacefully surrounded by his devoted life partner Marlene Fallas Jimenez and her family on Monday, June 27, 2016 at Stamford Hospital. He was born in Stamford on March 29, 1935 to the late Louis J. Casale, Sr. and Giacenti Vitti Casale. Louis was a graduate of Stamford High School, Class of 1954 and attended J. M. Wright Technical School of Stamford for courses in blueprint reading and construction estimating. He also attended the University of Connecticut, where he completed all courses in Real Estate and held a CT Real Estate Broker's License. Since 1954, he had been in the construction business and partner in the firm of Louis J. Casale & Son Builders. Louis served on the Board of Representatives of Stamford, Public Works, Housing and Relocation, Urban Redevelopment and Wage Study Committees, and a Chairman for the Mayor's Committee to investigate Stamford water quality and also Chairman of the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority, the Environmental Protection Board, and the Stamford Sewer Commission. He was a member of the Stamford Young Republican Club, former President and Vice President of the East Side Republican Club, the Stamford Civil Defense Auxiliary Fire Department, past Director of the Shippan Point Association and Shippan Merchants Association. Louis was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Building and Grounds Committee of St. Mary's Church, Cove Neighborhood Association and Community Leaders of America, as well as the Catholic Charites Advisory Board and President of St. Mary's Parish Council. He also served in the CT National Guard and had attended Artillery Survey School in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Louis is survived by Marlene, her daughter Ana Smith, Ana's husband Kevin and their son Lucas Smith, all of Stamford. Louis also had several cousins and their families living in Connecticut and other states. Louis will be remembered by all who know him as a loving and generous person devoted to taking great care of all the people around him and putting their happiness even before his own. Anyone who worked with Louis will remember how he committed himself to whatever cause or organization he became involved in. Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Friday, July 1, 2016 from 8:30-10:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Mary's RC Church, 566 Elm Street, Stamford at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Woodland Place, Stamford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Louis' memory to The Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center, c/o Stamford Hospital, 1 Hospital Plaza, Stamford, CT 06904 or to St. Mary's RC Church, 566 Elm Street, Stamford, CT 06902. To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com
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Published in StamfordAdvocate on June 29, 2016
Chesney, John - New Canaan, Formerly Stamford  
Chesney, John John "Jack" Chesney passed away peacefully at Waveny Care Center on Sunday, June 26, 2016. Monday, June 27, 2016 would have been his 102nd birthday. Jack was born in Yonkers, NY on June 27, 1914, son of Isabella and Robert Chesney who immigrated to the US through Ellis Island from Scotland. He moved to Stamford in 1938 and joined the CCC ("Civilian Conservation Corps") during the second World War years and traveled around the country on the rails. He worked at Conde Nast as a Machinist until 1958 when he and his brother-in-law Fred ("Fritz") Zinsser started the Rent-A-Tool company. The Rent-A-Tool Company was a fixture on Havemeyer Lane in Old Greenwich for decades. Jack was an avid golfer and he and his wife Helen joined Shorehaven Golf Club in 1979. He was a member of Italian Center in Stamford where he swam and played cards until the age of 99. Jack was married twice, first to the former Marie Zinsser who passed away on November 22, 1972 and then to Helen A. Perkins who passed away on June 3, 2015. He is survived by his three children John E. Chesney, Patricia C. Mays and Fred R. Chesney; five grandchildren Michael Chesney, Susan Chesney, Daniel Chesney, Laura Wolton and Todd Chesney and five great-grandchildren. Friends and family will be gathering at Leo P. Gallagher & Son FH, 2900 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06905, on Wednesday (today) June 29, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. There will be a funeral service at the Funeral Home on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Fairfield Memorial Park in Stamford, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Masonic Charity Foundation of CT. To send the family an online condolence, please visit www.leopgallagherstamford.com
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Published in StamfordAdvocate on June 29, 2016
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