Maria Altamura

Maria Catena Altamura of Stamford passed away peacefully in her home on June 19th, 2024. She was a beloved mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. She dedicated herself to her family and her children, and let her faith guide her through all of life’s challenges.

Born in 1986 in Arena, Italy, to Antonio and Michelina Pagano, she grew up in Bayonne, New Jersey, and spent summers travelling back to Italy to spend time with family. An avid learner, she went on to get her Bachelor’s degree at Kean University in New Jersey, and her Masters in Education from Pace University. In recent years she discovered her true passion for photography, capturing long lasting memories for all of her clients, friends and family.

In Ilario she found a soulmate and best friend. They shared the privilege of growing up together from a young age and later married in 2016. They then embarked on their most important role as parents, welcoming their two beautiful children, Bria (2018) and Giovanni (2021). The pair supported each other in all their hobbies and passions, fostering a nurturing and loving environment for their children.

She found joy and excitement in every aspect of her life, and her infectious laugh filled any room she was in. She loved trips to Nantucket & Cape Cod, Bruce Springsteen concerts, day trips to the beach with her kids and above all, spending time with those she loved. She learned voraciously, lived fully and loved fiercely.

She is predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Giuseppe and Maria Caterina, her maternal grandfather, Francesco, and her Zia Carmelina. She is survived by her loving husband Ilario, her children Bria and Giovanni, parents Antonio and Michelina, siblings Maria Caterina and Giuseppe, maternal grandmother Michelina, mother and father in-law Michelina and Joe, brother in-law Michael, and two sisters in-law, Beth Anne and Michelle. She leaves behind two nephews, Luca and Matteo, along with many cousins, uncles and aunts, including her Zia Maria Vartuli who was by her side in her last weeks.

Donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in memory of Maria Catena.

Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford CT 06902 on Sunday, June 23, 2024 from 6:00PM to 10:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 24, 2024 at 10:30AM at The Church of Saint Cecilia, 1184 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905, Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery.
To leave an online condolence please visit www.Cognetta.com

Stephen Moor

Stephen Lawrence Moor, 70, beloved husband, father, uncle, son-in-law, brother-in-law and friend, passed away suddenly on June 15th 2024.

Steve was born on April 01, 1954 and grew up in the Bronx borough of New York. His parents, Frank and Theresa were immigrants from Romania. It was because of his parents’ cultural background and their resolve to make a better life for themselves and their children in their newly adopted country that Steve developed into the man he was.
Steve attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. It was there that he not only developed his love of learning, but also his love of sports. As a three sport athlete, Steve was the quarterback for the elite New York City Allstars Team in both baseball and football for two years in a row. Recognized in many national publications as an All-American Quarterback, Steve was recruited by many outstanding universities in the country. The legendary Ohio State football coach, Woody Hayes, came to Steve’s home to recruit him for their nationally recognized team. Becoming one of the first life-defining decisions of his life, Steve turned him down, prioritizing his education to football fame. He accepted a full athletic scholarship to attend Northwestern University playing Football and walking on to the Baseball team.

Helping Steve make this difficult decision to attend Northwestern was Mr. Ivan Combe founder of Combe, Inc., and himself an alumnus of the university. Mr. Combe was an instrumental force in convincing Steve of the benefits of attending such a prestigious academic university. Mr. Combe followed Steve’s collegiate career and saw in him the potential to become a valuable part of his expanding business. Steve was recruited to join Combe, Inc. where he worked for over 40 years.

Possessing a fluency in German, Steve was selected to be the person to lead the international expansion for the company, starting their German division.
It was in Germany that Steve became acquainted with the German American football team, the Dusseldorf Panthers and eventually became their head coach in his spare time. The Panthers went on to become the German champions for two years in a row.

Steve was later offered an opportunity to become the announcer for the European American football league but decided to come back to the United States. While back in the United States, Steve was selected to broadcast the Super Bowl throughout Germany because of his fluency with the language and his knowledge of and passion for the sport.

When Steve returned to the United States, he made the decision to continue his education. He moved back to Chicago and earned his masters’ degree at the prestigious University of Chicago. This proved to be the best decision of his life as it was there that he met his dearest friend and future wife, Carolyn Prazenka. During their 26+ years of marriage, they were blessed with three beautiful children. Katarina lives in New York City working in sales, following her father’s professional background. Andreas lives in New Canaan and is currently finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering at Quinnipiac University after working in the automotive industry. Olivia recently graduated from Northwestern University and has begun her career in Data Analytics Consulting.

Steve was known for many things but mostly for his great sense of humor, his strong values, morals and ethics, his strong faith, and his generosity. From the old neighborhood guys, to his college teammates, and to his professional colleagues, Steve was always the same – a great friend to all.

Steve was a member of the United Methodist Church of New Canaan for 20 years, serving on numerous committees and as a trustee. You never had to ask Steve to help out, he just showed up all the time, for everyone; teaching the Youth how to use tools for their mission work; cleaning up from a flooded basement; running the Men’s fellowship, landscaping and fixing anything and everything. He guided the church through the Pandemic, hours and hours of planning and cleaning. One Christmas Eve, he and his family pulled up, popped the SUV trunk. and hauled out two 8’ patio heaters so we could worship outdoors. He loved his church family and would do anything for every single member. His generosity was tireless.

Steve was involved in Boy Scouts as a leader of Andreas’ Cub Scout Pack 7 and continuing as Charter Organization Representative for the Boy Scouts. Steve also loved spending Saturday mornings with his tennis and paddle tennis friends. Often insisting his children go play when he couldn’t so they could share the joy he had playing with that special group of friends.

Steve is survived by his wife Carolyn (Prazenka), their three children whom he adored, Katarina (25), Andreas (24), and Olivia (22), his sister, Helga, his dear sister and brother in-laws, Barbara Moor, Matthew Prazenka, Diane Prazenka and Jose Martinez as well as his many nieces and nephews: Amy Gaylord, Alyssa Rivenburg, Victoria Rodriguez, Eric O’Neal, Brian O’Neal, Merrill Mauser, Aaron Prazenka, Anthony Franzen, Alexander Orozco, Brandon Orozco, Nicole Lozano, Ethan Cloonan, and his beloved mother-in-law, Jessica Agin and many grand nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his brother, Frank Moor and niece Lynda DiLena.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 20 at the Cognetta Funeral Home in Stamford from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 21 at the United Methodist Church of New Cannan beginning at 11:00 am which will also be live streamed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cardinal Hayes High School Football Program at 650 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451 in Steve’s name.

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Laura Von Stein

Laura Ellen Von Stein, actor, comedian and all-around one-woman entertainer peacefully passed away on May 11, 2024 in Ridgefield, CT after a brief battle with colon cancer. She was 58 years old.
Laura was born on August 31, 1965 in Northbrook, Illinois but grew up in Westport, CT. She graduated Staples High School and was a proud member of the Staples Players. She attended UCONN and graduated Phi Kappa Phi from the University of Bridgeport where she also received the Sydney Litwalk Performing Arts Scholarship for Drama. Laura’s college studies included classical acting at Marymount International School under the auspices of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England.
Laura had been a member of the Actors’ Equity Association. Her passion for the theater and her patient waiting at stage doors after a performance helped build her impressive collection of signed Playbills from many Broadway legends. Laura’s wicked sense of humor and comedic celebrity renditions of “Silent Night”, as Ethel Merman and “I am the Walrus”, as Julie Andrews, to name a few, will be greatly missed.
An enthusiastic reader, Laura accumulated an impressive library, largely built from her time at the annual Pequot Library book sale. In her words “it’s like Christmas Day”! Her collection of movies highlighted everything Meryl Streep. Her collection of books varied from Shakespeare to Carrie Fischer and to her beloved Edith Warton. The time she spent in England fostered her love of British history and cultivated an unsurpassed, extensive knowledge of all things royal.
She is survived by her mother, Eleanor Von Stein of Westport (and Trumbull), her brother Robert Von Stein (Linda Guliuzza) of Trumbull (and Massachusetts), her nephews Rob (Molly) of Massachusetts, Mike (Laura) of Rhode Island and Scott (Paul) of Massachusetts as well as many cousins. Laura was predeceased by her father, Robert Von Stein in 2019.
In addition to her immediate family Laura is survived by her extended family, Roger Wolfe of Westport, Christine O’Leary of New Milford, Duane, Gayle, Mike and Stephen Lovello, Jill Lovello and Charlie Sullivan, Christine Lovello and Tom, Susan, Matt, Sam and Rae Iacovacci, as well as multitude of friends from the comedy and theater world.
Laura’s wish is for everyone to support theaters, encourage the thespians of all ages to keep going, read a good book and enjoy a movie with lots of popcorn. Laura’s life will be celebrated on Sunday, September 15, 2024 at The Ridgefield Playhouse at 5PM All are welcome. Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877
To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com

Joseph Giuliani

JOSEPH PATRICK GIULIANI: Banker, Musician, Vocalist, Artist: Joseph Patrick Giuliani (Joe), 97, of Seaside Park, NJ, died peacefully on Sunday, June 9, 2024 under the care of Villa Marie Claire Hospice, Upper Saddle River, NJ.
Born in Stamford, CT, on May 10,1927, Joe was the son of the late Arthur and Antoinette (Scorese) Giuliani. Joe resided in Stamford until 1992, when he moved to Seaside Park, NJ, after his retirement.
Joe graduated from Stamford High School in 1945. Immediately after graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served for the duration of WWII. As an original crew member, he was assigned to the USS Philippine Sea (CV 47), a new aircraft carrier.
Upon discharge, Joe worked at a local bank for 4 years. During this time he met Rose Marie, who would later become his wife. As Joe recalled, he first saw her walking across the lawn at her home on graduation day, knew he had to meet her, and asked a friend to introduce them. They began a courtship, despite the fact that Joe, a talented singer and musician, was about to leave to tour the country with the Big Bands as a featured vocalist. Although it was difficult, they maintained their courtship during the 3 years he was “on the road.” After that time, Joe decided it was time to leave the music world to settle down with Rose Marie. He then returned to banking, first as a teller, then as a VP and Supervisor of 15 bank branches, ultimately advancing to the position of VP in the Commercial Division of Connecticut National Bank.
During his tenure at the bank, Joe became involved in many business and community activities. He served as President of the Southwestern Chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB). He was a co-founder and President of the State Opera Company, a regional opera company that brought many metropolitan opera stars to perform in Stamford. Joe, together with his wife and children, participated in the Pink Tent Arts Festival at Mill River Park in Stamford for many years. Joe also served as Secretary of the Italian Center of Stamford.
Joe was multi-talented. In addition to being a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he continued to pursue his love of music by singing in the church choir, and, with encouragement, at many family gatherings. In his 70s, he set up his own home studio and recorded many of the old favorites in his repertoire, reminiscent of his days “on the road” as a crooner. At this time, he also began painting landscapes and was quite accomplished, continuing to paint well into his 90s. Some of his artwork is displayed in the homes of relatives and friends.
Always a true gentleman, Joe earned the respect and friendship of his customers, colleagues, and the community. Joe was the quintessential small town banker. Family members, in jest, often compared him to George Bailey in the movie It’s a Wonderful Life. He was that kind of guy.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Rose Marie (Ross) Giuliani; his son, Mark Ross Giuliani; and his brother, Alfred F. Giuliani.
Surviving are his daughter, Jody Lynn Rapoport; his son and daughter-in-law, David and Shannon Giuliani; his daughter-in-law, Kim Giuliani; his grandchildren, Trevor, Tyler, Olivia, and Amelia; and his great grandson, Odin. Joe is also survived by his sisters, Frances Giuliani and Barbara Pinelli (Robert).
Joe’s entire family would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone at Villa Marie Claire Hospice. While there, Joe received exemplary and compassionate care, and his family was treated with kindness and understanding during the last two months of his life.
Family and friends will gather together on Friday, June 21, 2024, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902, Telephone (203) 348-4949.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902, 203-324-9544. Please meet directly at the church on Saturday morning beginning at 10:45 a.m.
Burial with military honors will follow at St. John RC Cemetery, 25 Camp Avenue, Darien, CT 06820, and to which all are welcome.
You are encouraged to visit Joseph’s obituary hosted on www.cognetta.com to leave messages of condolence, share words of comfort and recollection, and post photographs of his life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joseph’s honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org/donate.

Luigi Di Scala

Luigi Di Scala, 95, of Norwalk, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Monday, June 10, 2024.
Luigi was born on October 27, 1928, to the late Nicola and Teresa Di Scala in Barano d’Ischia, Italy, the eldest of eight children. After Luigi immigrated to the United States in 1951, he went on to become a Mason by trade.
In the 1970’s, Luigi acquired the AM Santella Co., continuing to remodel and construct homes and commercial properties throughout the Norwalk area. Retiring at the age of 62, he spent his days travelling between Argentina, Italy, and Florida to enjoy his time with his extensive family.
Luigi was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Fanny (Philomena DiMeglio) of Norwalk, and his second wife of 18 years, Maria Esther Marcon of Argentina. He was also predeceased by siblings: Pupeta, Miguel, Arcangelo, and Francisco Di Scala of Argentina. He is survived by his siblings: Alba, Giorgio, Pierino, and Carmela of Argentina.
He is also survived by his three children: Teresa Di Napoli, Victoria Di Scala, and Nicola (Jacqueline) Di Scala; six grandchildren: Joy and Nick (Susanna) Boccuzzi, Gennaro and Victoria Di Napoli, and Nicola, Jr. and Austin Di Scala; and five great-grandchildren: Sofia, Lorenzo, Giuseppe, Viviana, and Jose Julian.
Luigi will be sorely missed as the patriarch of this family. He will always be remembered for his limitless generosity, outstanding Sunday dinners, storytelling, knowledgeable advice, and for the best grandpa hugs and kisses ever.
Calling hours for Luigi will take place at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home, 104 Myrtle Avenue, in Stamford, on the morning of Friday, June 14th from 10AM to 12PM. Following the visitation, a funeral procession will leave the parlor for a graveside committal service, to begin at 12:30PM, at St. John R.C. Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue in Norwalk, CT. Entombment will immediately follow the service.
To leave messages of condolence for Luigi’s family visit the obituary hosted on www.cognetta.com.

Virginia Kristoff

Virginia (Penny) May Pendleton-Kristoff, a long-time resident of Stamford, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, June 4th. She was in her 96th year. She is predeceased by her husband John R (Jack) Kristoff and sister, Georgia Pendleton.

Virginia was born August 17, 1928 in New York City to John and Mildred Pendleton. She moved to Stamford at an early age.

The city could be characterized as a core part of her identity. She attended Stamford public schools graduating from Stamford High in 1946. She went on to the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing receiving a Registered Nurse degree in 1949. She worked in the Maternity Ward (Coleman II) at St Joseph’s Hospital for several years before entering the Stamford school system as a healthcare professional, which she retired from in 1991. She was an active parishioner of Trinity Lutheran Church on Seaside Ave, and over the years participated in various Stamford civic activities underscoring her affection for the city. She was also an avid book reader in her spare time and had a close association with the Ferguson Library.

The last six years she has resided at an assisted living facility, Crosby Commons in Shelton, to be close to attending family members.

She is survived by her four children, Jeffrey of Port St Lucie Florida, Pamela Grabowski of Shelton, Catherine Gruner of Stratford, John R Jr of Bridgeport, eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Iris Arenas

Iris N. Arenas, 62, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2024 at Stamford Hospital. She was born in Ciales, Puerto Rico on April 18, 1962 to Maria E. Otero Hernandez and the late Juan Otero Velez.
Iris is survived by her loving son, Andrew F. Arenas of Bridgeport, her mother, Maria E. Otero Hernandez, sisters, Maria J. Otero, Marta (Paul) Robalino of Stamford, Luz D. (Rory) Otero of Norwalk, brothers, Juan A. (Carmen) Otero of Lares, Puerto Rico, Miguel A. Otero and Joseito Otero of Stamford. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, family and friends who loved her very much.
A memorial service will be celebrated on Monday, June 24, 2024 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s RC Church, 566 Elm Street, Stamford.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com

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Frank Tamborino

Frank Tamborino, Jr. was 100 and 8 months old when he passed away peacefully at home on June 4, 2024.
He was born in Ambler, PA on October 1, 1923, to Frank and Philomena Tamborino; Frank moved to Stamford at the age of 5. He attended Stamford schools and served in the U. S. Army during World War II (1943-46). He fought in the Battle of the Bulge with the 81st Combat Engineer Battalion of the 106th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Battalion received a Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism, gallantry and determination.
Frank started to work at a very young age, doing anything he could to help his family during the Depression. He saved enough money for his father to buy an oil truck and start an oil delivery business.
After the war, Frank returned to his job at Norma Hoffman Bearing Corp. In 1947, he married the love of his life Antoinette (Dolly) Sollitto. They were married for 63 years until her death in 2010.
In 1963, Frank went to work for the Stamford Board of Education where he held several positions which concluded with Head Custodian at Westhill High School. Following his retirement in 1986, Frank and Dolly became “snow birds” and wintered in Davie, FL where he would play cards, go to the horse track and socialize. There was never a person he wouldn’t say hello to or a child he wouldn’t play with. Pleasant to the very end, he thanked his hospice nurse for coming to see him hours before his passing.
Frank loved being with his family and there was nowhere he would rather be. Affectionately known as Pop Pop to his grandchildren and great grandchildren, he was always walking the kids to the park, usually with one of his grandchildren on his shoulders, to play with them on the playground. A trip to the park wasn’t complete without stopping at construction equipment passed along the way for them to explore. He watched his kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren play countless baseball games and other sports and whenever Dad/Pop Pop was there, he was cheering loudly and providing his opinion of all the players, good or bad, regardless of whether they were his family or not. Dad/Pop Pop instilled in us a love for card games, a passion for the NY Yankees and an enthusiasm for horse racing. One of his favorite things to do after Dolly passed was to play pinochle with his grandchildren on a Sunday afternoon. He was a regular at the Grade A on Shippan Avenue where they would announce his milestone birthdays over the loudspeaker.
In his early days, Frank played softball and was an avid bowler. He was a member of St. Mary RC Church since the 1940s serving as an usher at Sunday Mass and volunteering at the fairs for many years.
Frank is survived by his four children: his son, Frank Tamborino, III and his wife Elyse of Stamford, CT, daughters Phyllis Taylor and her husband Brian of Palm Coast, FL, Anna Tamborino and her husband Paul Furgalack of Milford, CT and Donna Condon and her husband Stephen also of Stamford, CT, as well as a brother Paul (Barbara), a brother-in-law Albert Zoppi and several nieces and nephews.
Also surviving are his grandchildren Robert Tayor, Gregory Taylor (Erika), Jennifer Tamborino Riveles (Michael), Lauren Tamborino Bell (Justin), Mark Condon (Stephanie), Nicholas Condon (Shannon) and Christopher Condon (Laura); and great-grandchildren Hailey and Dylan Riveles, Natalie Taylor, Joanna and Daniel Bell, and Cole, Lindsay, Andie and Cameron Condon.
Besides his parents and wife, Frank was predeceased by his brothers Anthony, John, Italo and sister Mary Ann Zoppi.
We would like to thank Visiting Nurse of Waveny for the excellent care and support that they gave Frank and the family, and a special thank you to his caregiver, IA, for taking such good care of him.
Friends and family may call on Thursday, June 13th, from 3 pm to 7 pm, at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home, 104 Myrtle Avenue, in Stamford. A mass of Christian burial will take place on Friday, June 14th at 11:00am at St. Mary R.C. Church, 566 Elm Street. Entombment with military honors will immediately follow mass at St. John R.C. Cemetery in Darien.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Frank’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online at www.stjude.org/donate.
To leave a message of condolence online you may visit the guestbook hosted on www.cognetta.com.

Anthony Truglia, Jr.

The Honorable Anthony D. Truglia, Jr., 65, a life-long resident of Stamford, Connecticut, passed away at Greenwich Hospital on June 5, with his cherished family by his side. He leaves behind his wife of 33 years, the Honorable Michelle D. Truglia, his son, Anthony D. Truglia III and, his daughter, Haley Shae Veronica Truglia.

Judge Truglia was born on May 31, 1959 in Stamford, CT to the late State Senator Anthony D. Truglia, Sr. and former State Representative Christel H. Truglia. He graduated from The King School in Stamford, from the University of Virginia with honors and, from U.C.L.A. Law School. Judge Truglia was a true gentleman and a scholar; he was well-read and had a keen intellect underneath his cool and quiet exterior. He began his legal career as an associate in the law firm of Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts (now Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw Pittman) before forming the partnership of Truglia & Browne. Eventually, he pursued a solo practice where he remained until nominated by Governor Dannel Malloy in 2013 to be a Connecticut Superior Court judge. He was held in high esteem by his peers and earned a sterling reputation for his well-reasoned decisions and for his administrative skills in managing heavy dockets. He was Chief Judge at the Stamford Superior Court at the time of his death.

Judge Truglia was an eclectic individual. During his lifetime, he made many contributions to his community both on a professional and a personal level. He was a founding board member of the Patriot National Bank and, also served on the boards of ARI of Connecticut, Inc. and Neighborhood Housing Services of Stamford, Inc. He was born into a politically active family and, consequently, for most of his life, he worked on numerous campaigns for both of his parents as well as for other local and state politicians. True to his family legacy, he gave his time and his money to help so many others in emotional and psychological need and, to those less fortunate in financial need. He sought no publicity or accolades for his efforts. He was a long-distance cyclist and, an avid car and motorcycle enthusiast, owning several Harley Davidsons over his lifetime. He was a Green Bay Packers fan, traveling with his son to Green Bay, Wisconsin every year for a game; he bought stock in the Packers organization and actually owned a “cheesehead”. History, politics and the New York Times crossword puzzles were long-time interests of his. Judge Truglia and his wife were truly best friends with a deep relationship that absorbed and accommodated the complexities of life around them. It was their deep commitment to each other that weathered the test of time and circumstance. While they shared the ups and downs of life, Judge Truglia always felt his greatest legacy would not be left in politics or in law but, with his two children with whom he left his heart and soul, wisdom and spirit; he was very close to his children and was so proud of their intellect and of their individual accomplishments, as well as their humanity.

In addition to his immediate family, Judge Truglia is survived by his mother, Christel H. Truglia and his sister, Sallyanne Truglia, both of Stamford, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Pia “Penny” Carbajal (Adam). Calling hours will be from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, June 23 at Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lymphoma Research Foundation, Bennett Cancer Center at Stamford Hospital or Smilow Cancer Center at Yale University.