Edward LaFrance
B: 1946-08-16
D: 2019-02-13
View Details
LaFrance, Edward
Anna Brannigan
B: 1926-07-12
D: 2019-02-13
View Details
Brannigan, Anna
Carmela Carabetta
B: 1926-12-02
D: 2019-02-12
View Details
Carabetta, Carmela
Sophie Crosson
B: 1917-04-28
D: 2019-02-12
View Details
Crosson, Sophie
Justin Miller
B: 1983-11-14
D: 2019-02-11
View Details
Miller, Justin
Maria Ricciardi
B: 1937-02-25
D: 2019-02-10
View Details
Ricciardi, Maria
Mary Vecchitto
B: 1926-05-02
D: 2019-02-08
View Details
Vecchitto, Mary
Bernardo Vargas
B: 1983-03-12
D: 2019-02-07
View Details
Vargas, Bernardo
Helen Gucwa
B: 1925-01-06
D: 2019-02-05
View Details
Gucwa, Helen
Ann "Nancy" Gaudet
B: 1930-05-03
D: 2019-02-02
View Details
Gaudet, Ann "Nancy"
Barbara Salvati
B: 1952-07-09
D: 2019-01-31
View Details
Salvati, Barbara
Geraldine Cantliffe
B: 1927-11-25
D: 2019-01-30
View Details
Cantliffe, Geraldine
Stephen Sokol
B: 1960-05-07
D: 2019-01-30
View Details
Sokol, Stephen
Catherine Albano
B: 1925-08-05
D: 2019-01-28
View Details
Albano, Catherine
Robert Gaudet
B: 1928-07-28
D: 2019-01-27
View Details
Gaudet, Robert
Donna Zaleski
B: 1953-06-22
D: 2019-01-27
View Details
Zaleski, Donna
John Ward
B: 1939-10-18
D: 2019-01-26
View Details
Ward, John
Anne DiMella
B: 1938-09-05
D: 2019-01-25
View Details
DiMella, Anne
Theresa Nadeau
B: 1931-09-04
D: 2019-01-24
View Details
Nadeau, Theresa
Rubye Howell
B: 1929-05-02
D: 2019-01-22
View Details
Howell, Rubye
William Schott
B: 1947-05-19
D: 2019-01-20
View Details
Schott, William


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
88 East Main St.
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 235-3338
Fax: (203) 686-1676

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Josephine O'Connor can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle
Josephine O'Connor
In Memory of
Josephine B. "Jo"
O'Connor (Abruzzo)
1921 - 2018
Click above to light a memorial candle.

The lighting of a Memorial Candle not only provides a gesture of sympathy and support to the immediate family during their time of need but also provides the gift of extending the Book of Memories for future generations.

Obituary for Josephine B. "Jo" O'Connor (Abruzzo)

Josephine Bernadette (Abruzzo) O’Connor died on July 25th, 2018 at Apple Coccomo Rehab in Meriden after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Rossito) Abruzzo. She was born in Hartford and attended Hartford schools.

She was a smart, energetic, and kind person who welcomed all with her smile. She worked at Connecticut General Insurance (Medicare Division) in Meriden from 1969 to 1999. In recent years Jo (as she liked to be called) spent many days at the Senior Center where she participated in the Tuesday Art classes. Jo had a flair for her art work and as she always said, “the trees have to be in the ground not stuck on top”. Cooking and baking were a favorite pastime where we could count on homemade tomato sauce for your favorite pasta and Grammy’s fudge for dessert. Jo loved to sing and for several years took part in the Meriden choral group where the Holiday concerts were very special when presented in the First Baptist Church. Family was always first, and she loved her visits with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jo was predeceased by siblings Mary Tolisano, Lee Magaldi, Violet Perkins, Margaret Abruzzo, Norma Bzullak, and Anthony Abruzzo. She is survived by her son William O’Connor and his wife Cheryl, grandchildren Courtney Newcomb and her husband Matthew, Caitlin O’Connor and great grandchildren Joseph and Claire Newcomb and a very special brother-in-law, Michael Bzullak.

The family wishes to thank all the caregivers, nurses and staff who took care of Jo with love and compassion at Apple Coccomo Rehab. As Jo would say, “They are angels of God”.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 9:15 a.m. from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450 and at 10 a.m. at St. Faustina Parish, St. Stanislaus Campus for a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, July 27th from 5 to 8 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854-2328. For online condolences and directions, please visit
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos