Mariano "Mario" Fontanazza
Mariano "Mario" Fontanazza, 76, of Wethersfield and formerly Hartford, beloved husband for 54 years of Angela (Giadone) Fontanazza, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, (March 2, 2013). Mario was born on Feb. 5, 1937 in Calascibetta (Enna) Sicily, son of the late Eduardo and Rosaria (Ferraro) Fontanazza. He was a retired baker for Wonder Bread. Mario was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. In his retirement, he enjoyed being at home with his wife, family gatherings, working on his vegetable garden and playing cards and bingo at the Luna Social Club. He made many neighborhood friends while working on his garden, chatting with anybody that passed by and giving away tomatoes. He was soft-spoken, gentle and generous with a wonderful sense of humor and loved to make friends and family laugh with his practical jokes. Many summers were spent at the family cottage in Madison, fishing with his young children and relaxing with his wife on the beach while the children played.
Melissa Dunn, age 56, of New Haven, CT, formerly Of Madison, CT, passed away on February 27, 2013. Melissa was born in Boothbay Harbor, Maine on November 13, 1956 to Judith Koch and the late Lee Herbert Brown. In addition to her loving mother, Judith, Melissa is survived by her loving stepfather George C. Koch, her brother Jonathan Brown, her sister Ellen Aub and husband Ted, her neices and nephew, Samatha and Joshua Romano and Thea and Anita Aub, and her uncle Donald Marston of Augusta, Maine. Melissa loved her family, her cat and she loved to read.
Blanca A. De Ocejo
De Ocejo, Blanca A., 86, of Palm Coast, formerly of West Hartford and Madison, CT, died on March 3, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Born in Rodas, Cuba in 1927, she was an accounting professional and national Accounts Analyst for Aetna Life & Casualty, in Hartford, CT, for most of her career. Blanca was foremost a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother ("Tata") to her surviving husband Jose Luis de Ocejo, her son Luis, her daughter-in-law Anne, grandchildren Timothy, Corinne and Christian, and her favorite pet-Halle. She is also survived by many relatives and close friends in South Florida and Connecticut. She will be missed by all of us. The family is most grateful to her fantastic caregivers-Minerva Marrero, Sandra Moraes and the staff of the Windsor of Palm Coast and Odyssey Hospice.