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Cappola, George E., Jr.

WALLINGFORD – George E. Cappola, Jr., 74, of Wallingford, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Masonicare Health Center. He was the loving husband of 44 years of the late Angela Maria Rose DelGreco Cappola.

George was born in New Haven, on February 17, 1940, a son of the late George E. Cappola Sr. and Philomena Cappela Cappola and had been a Wallingford resident for over 40 years. George was employed by the Wallingford Board of Education until his retirement.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Patricia A. Cappola-Brokaw and Keith R. Brokaw of Wallingford; his two sons and daughters-in-law, George E. Cappola III and Jennifer Cappola of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Peter E. and Paula Cappola of Wallingford; he was affectionately known as “Nonno” by his seven grandchildren, Michael Cappola, Jonathan Cappola, Andrew Cappola, Juliana Cappola, Christina Cappola, Morgan Brokaw and Vanessa Brokaw; and is also survived by his two brothers Dominic Cappola and wife Joan, and Peter Cappola and wife Marilyn; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Anna Perillo and her husband Pietro, Michelina (Mrs. Joseph) Iazzetta, Filomena (Mrs. Antonio) Massaro, and Enrico DelGreco and his wife Lelia, all of Wallingford; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Mary Cappola and Margaret Cappola.

His family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in The Wallingford Funeral Home on Saturday, January 31, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery in Wallingford. Gifts in his memory may be sent to the Parkinson’s Disease Association, 27 Allendale Dr., North Haven, CT 06473. www.wallingfordfh.com

Jensen, George A.

CHESHIRE – It is with heavy heart that we announce that George A. Jensen, 80, surrounded by his loving family, passed away at Waterbury Hospital on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Cynthia M. (Michaels) Jensen.

Mr. Jensen was born on May 17, 1934 in New Haven to the late Joseph and Mary (Conniff) Jensen. He graduated from Yale University in 1957 with a degree in foreign languages. He then developed a career in the banking field, working in both domestic and international finance for Second New Haven Bank, Colonial Bank and Trust, and Bank of Boston, finishing as President and CEO of the Bank of Hartford.

Following his retirement, he worked as a consultant for the International Executive Service Corporation, a Stamford-based overseas business services organization comparable in its mission to the Peace Corps. His assignments with IESC took him to foreign countries to spend about six weeks with various overseas banking organizations to prepare sophisticated management and business plans. He also worked for several years as a consultant for OverSeas Development Corporation in the public relations field in many of the Soviet countries.

His travels took him to locations such as Nepal and different Russian areas (Siberia). He was passionate about different cultures and traveled overseas whenever possible. His favorite activity was cooking for 6–10 friends and family every Friday night and for summer vacations at Bear Island in Maine.

George was a longtime Cheshire resident and 50-year member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, serving over the years as Vestry Board Member, Treasurer and Chief of Acolytes. He was also active in Cheshire Community Theater and the Connecticut Horse Shows Association for 10 years as Points and Membership Administrator.

Besides his wife and best friend of 53 years, Mr. Jensen in survived by his daughters, Kristin J. Bures and her husband Craig of Prospect and Karin Jensen of Cheshire; and his grandchildren, Ian and Alik Bures. He was predeceased by his son, Erik A. Jensen. He is also survived by his sister, Marion Jensen Murray and husband John of Springfield, Vermont, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph Jensen, Jr.

A Memorial Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 59 Main St., Cheshire. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter’s Church Memorial Fund. For online condolences, and to share a story or a photo, please visit www.fordfh.com.

Lawler, David Francis

David Francis Lawler, age 66, died at home in Minneapolis on January 24, 2015, of complications following a lung transplant.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Elizabeth, and his sister, Deb. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Roberta; daughters Amy (and wife Lizz) and Joanna; and brother Arthur (and wife Maryellen).

David was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and grew up in Paxton, Massachusetts, and Cheshire, Connecticut. He was captain of the Cheshire High School cross country team, and played on the baseball team. He was active in the Cheshire Teens youth group. He enlisted in the Army in 1968 and served his country honorably in Vietnam. David loved baseball, and most recently worked as an usher and tour guide at Target Field. He was a man of unparalleled kindness, and will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, and friend.

The memorial service will be held in Minneapolis on January 30. He will be interred at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Zachariewicz, Olga

Olga Zachariewicz, age 95, of Cheshire, beloved wife of the late William T. Zachariewicz, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on January 23, 2015. Born in Derby on December 31, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Elias and Anna Magera Martiska.

Mrs. Zachariewicz was a homemaker and lifelong member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church where she was active in many functions and activities. Mrs. Zachariewicz did extensive volunteer work with the elderly at a local convalescent home and rehabilitation center. She will be long remembered for her love and caring concern for others; her willingness to sacrifice for others, always fulfilling the needs of others before her own.

She is survived by her devoted children, David (Deborah) Zachariewicz of Southbury, John (Wendy) Zachariewicz of Meriden, Catherine Zachariewicz of Cheshire, and Wilhelmina (Joseph) DeSandre of Niantic; a sister, Josephine Cyrul of Seymour; cherished grandchildren, Sean Zachariewicz of Meriden, Collin Zachariewicz of Southbury, Billy (Christina) DeSandre of Salem, Conn., and Melissa DeSandre of East Lyme; cherished great-grandchildren, Brighton DeSandre of Salem, Conn. and Nora-DeSandre-Blette of East Lyme; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband of 62 years, Mrs. Zachariewicz was predeceased by a sister, Stephanie Koncevich and brother, John Martiska.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 11 a.m. in Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 105 Clifton Ave., Ansonia. Springtime interment will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Derby. Calling hours were held from 9 to 10:45 a.m., prior to Mass, at the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sts. Peter and Paul Preservation Fund, or Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, 267 Finch Ave., Meriden, CT 06451. Online condolences may be made at www.wakeleememorial.com.

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