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Altieri, Helen E.

Helen E. Altieri, 84, of Cheshire, passed away in New Haven on July 8, 2014. She was the wife of the late Dominic F. Altieri, loving mother of Lori Borsari (Christopher) of Hamden, Phillip Altieri (Donna) of Cheshire, Steven Altieri (Joyce-Lyn) of Wallingford and Debra Esposito (Joseph) of Hamden, and sister of Marie Sabellico of Wallingford and AnnaMay Wark of East Haven. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Kristen (Greg) Bell, Karen, Nicholas, Jeanette, Katie, Matthew, Michael, and Richard and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by 10 siblings. Helen was born in New Haven on December 24, 1929, daughter of the late William and Catherine (Frank) Johns.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, July 11, at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas Becket Church in Cheshire. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery. Calling hours were held on July 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Sisk Brothers Funeral Home, 3105 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Criscuolo, Rosemary

CHESHIRE – Rosemary Criscuolo, 86, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was the wife of Cris Criscuolo.

She was born on January 24, 1928 in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Mayo) Parrella.

In her free time, Rosemary’s interests were her audio history books, knitting, cooking, watching movies on her iPad, and gardening where she would tend to her roses, iris, and peonies. Above all, she loved caring for her husband, children, and grandchildren, Skyping with her grandchildren in Omaha, Neb., and decorating her home for holidays.

Besides her husband, Rosemary is survived by two sons, Dr. Gregory R. Criscuolo and his fiancée Theresa Berry-Criscuolo of Cheshire; and Dr. Christopher M. Criscuolo and his wife Christyanne of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter Malerie and her husband Stelios Panayotedis of Valley Stream, N.Y.; and six grandchildren, Lori, Stephen, Gregory, Matthew, Julia, and Ian. She was predeceased by a brother, Frank Parrella.

A funeral and calling hours for Rosemary will be private. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St., is in charge of the arrangements. To view these arrangements online, or share a story, please visit

Harrison, John “Duck”

CHESHIRE – John “Duck” Harrison, 41, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014.

He was the youngest son of Lawrence and the late Carol Harrison of Wallingford.

John graduated from Cheshire High School and played Lacrosse and Hockey. He was a true outdoorsman, from hunting with a bow, fishing, camping, skiing, wreath gathering, and cooking to maple syrup maker.

He was an honest family man who loved to spend time with his extended family and lifelong friends, and make others smile. John was a talented, faithful landscaper at Preferred Properties for many years.

John will be greatly missed by his two lovely children, Garrett Harrison, 11, and Leah Harrison, 9, and their mother, Krista Harrison of Wallingford. He leaves behind his siblings, Larry and his wife Maryann Harrison, Paul and his wife Cheryl Harrison, and Michael and his wife Melissa Harrison. He was predeceased by his sister, Michelle Harrison.

A graveside service for John will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Cheshire Hillside Cemetery, Wallingford Rd. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the cemetery. Burial will follow after the service. There are no calling hours. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St., is assisting with the arrangements. To view these arrangements online, or share a story, please visit

Kelly, Arleen

Arleen Veronica Kelly (Varley) passed away peacefully on July 16, 2014 surrounded by her three children, Edward W. Varley of Phoenix, Ariz., Kellyann Varley Day of Cheshire, Conn. and Daniel Varley of Hamden, Conn. Arleen was born on March 24, 1939 in Manhattan, N.Y. to William N. Kelly and Veronica Fauchot Kelly and grew up in the Parkchester area of The Bronx, N.Y. She married Edward J. Varley and moved to Lake Carmel to raise her family. Arleen loved life and was well known by many. She had many great times at Lake Carmel with her children, her family, and friends at Beach 7. Arleen was a dedicated mother to her children and her son-in-law John Day and an awesome grandma to her three grandchildren, Aaron Orlando of New Jersey, and Zoeann and Maxwell Day of Cheshire. Arleen held many jobs in her life, but her passion was being a mother, grandmother, and volunteer. She was an avid volunteer for the American Red Cross, Cystic Fibrosis, and New Reach (formerly New Haven Home Recovery). Arleen was predeceased by Edward J. Varley and her brother Patrick James Kelly. Besides her children and grandchildren, Arleen leaves her brother William Kelly and his wife Janet of West Hempstead, N.Y. and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arleen’s funeral was held at The Spring Glen United Church of Christ in Hamden on Monday, July 21, 2014. Interment was in Cheshire Hillside Cemetery. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire was entrusted with her arrangements. At the request of her family, memorial contributions may be made to New Reach at or 153 East St., New Haven, CT 06511. To view these arrangements online, leave condolences for her family or share a story about Arleen, please visit

Robinson, Edward J.

CHESHIRE – Edward J. Robinson, 70, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at his home. He was the husband of Dorothy (Davis) Robinson.

Mr. Robinson was born May 19, 1944 in Yonkers, N.Y., the son of the late George and Florence (Maloney) Robinson. He was a graduate of Blessed Sacrament High School in New Rochelle and continued his education at Manhattan College where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business. He loved playing Rugby and was a member of the New York Rugby Club, the New York Athletic Club and the CT Grey Rugby Club. He was also a founding member of the Cheshire Rugby program. Mr. Robinson was an avid Notre Dame Football fan and a devoted member of Faith Living Church in Plantsville.

Besides his wife of 35 years, Mr. Robinson is survived by his daughter Kelly of New York City; his son Brendan of Cheshire; his brother George Robinson and his wife Carol of Levittown, Pa.; his sisters Catherine Clark and her husband Charles of Yonkers, N.Y., Trudy Robinson and her companion Vic Sesto of Milford, Conn. and Nancy Boyd and her companion Richard Maguire of Ossining, N.Y.; as well as his brother- and sister-in-law Robert and Gail Davis. He was predeceased by his sons Sean and Patrick.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held on Sunday, August 10, at 2:30 p.m. at Faith Living Church, 20 Grove St., in Plantsville. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made payable to CT Grey RFC which will establish a scholarship in Ed’s name for the game he loved (note “EJR Scholarship” on memo line) and mailed to the E.J. Robinson Memorial Scholarship, PO Box 123, Marion, CT 06444-0123. For online condolences or to share a photo or story, please visit

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