Stavros “Steve” Katsetos

On April 19, 1957, God blessed us with an amazing gift of a happy, giving and loving man, Stavros “Steve” Katsetos. At the age of 64, on October 21, 2021,the Lord received his gift back in heaven. Steve Katsetos passed away peacefully in Patra, Greece. He was actually born on the same peninsula three hours away in the small village of Tarapsa, in Lakonias Greece to the late Panagiotis and Stavroula Katsetos.

At the age of 12, Steve moved from Greece to America and resided in Stamford, Connecticut. He always had a drive and a passion to create a better life for himself and his family, but he also found time to enjoy playing soccer, going on boat rides, and spending time with his friends and loved ones. Steve’s earliest big success was at Atlantic Pizza in Stamford, which provided the groundwork for the hardworking and memorable man he became. Always taking care of people with a bright smile on his face was very important to him, and it is truly how everyone remembers him.

In the early 1980’s, Steve loved his Corvettes, but more importantly he met the love of his life Antonia. He married Antonia on February 28th, 1982 and it was a wedding that is still remembered as having the most Greeks in one hall of all time. Shortly after, they moved to Chincoteague, Virginia and started the next chapter of their lives.

In Chincoteague, Steve became Mr. Steve. Manners were big down south and boy did Steve fit in. These were Steve’s best years, where he opened up several businesses and loved helping and socializing with his new community. In time the town of Chincoteague became his second family. As a local has said recently, “to know Mr. Steve is to love Mr. Steve.” Mr. Steve simply loved to help those in need or those who just needed a smile. He accomplished this by giving whatever he could give that day: whether it was a candy bar for a kid, money for someone in need, or a fresh baked loaf of bread… just because.

Steve’s most prized possession were his three children, which he adored and loved with all of his heart. He raised them teaching them his core values in work ethic, love, and respect. His favorite memories with his family were trips to Greece for the summer, cruising Chincoteague Island on our boat, going to JETS games, and enjoying seafood feasts together. Steve’s love for his children was so immense, that his last words to his doctor was to make sure to let his kids know that he loves them so much.

Steve will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him dearly. His presence will never be forgotten, as he was like the sun, and would light up any room he walked into.

Steve is survived by his beloved wife Antonia and by his three children Panagiotis (wife Katy), Pavlos (wife Maria), and Irene. He also leaves behind his three grandchildren, who gave him so much joy these past four years: Antonia, Katherine, and Effiemia.

Steve is also survived by his dear siblings Pauline (husband George), George (wife Maria), and Theodora (husband Anastasios), by his beloved sister-in-law Maria, beloved mother-in-law Magdalini, beloved brother-in-laws Dimitrios (wife Maria), and Andy (wife Kelly), along with several beloved nieces, nephews and extended family.

Besides his parents, Steve was predeceased by his dear brother Harry.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, November 8th at 11:00 am at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Stamford.

Internment will immediately follow at Woodland Cemetery, Woodland Place, Stamford.

For the safety of all those attending his funeral services, please wear face coverings and maintain social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, The Katsetos Family is requesting donations be made in Steve’s memory to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1230 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905.

Dr. Hans Kramer

Dr. Hans B. Kramer, age 96, of Stamford, Connecticut, died October 26th, 2021 at Edgehill in Stamford Connecticut. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Christa Kramer (Albrecht).

Dr. Kramer was born August 25th 1925 in Cottbus Germany to the late engineer Bernhard Kramer and Charlotte Kramer (Bathe). He obtained his PHD in organic chemistry in 1954 from the Technical University of Braunschweig. He retired in 1993 after a long, distinguished career including positions as President and Chief Executive Officer of AMERICAN HOECHST CORPORATION, Vice President, International operations MIDLAND-ROSS CORPORATION, President and Chairman of VARTA BATTERIES INC., President and Chief Executive Officer of DYNAMITE NOBEL of America, president SOLKATRONICS CHEMICALS INC., Vice Chairman SOLVAY PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS INC. (formerly KALI CHEMIE CORPORATION).

Hans Kramer was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, an avid reader, proficient in several languages, a globe trotter and a connoisseur of poetry and classical music.

In addition to his beloved wife, Christa, he is also survived by his three children: Gabriele Kramer-Malchow and her husband Horst Malchow of Germany and Florida, Ellenor Golonka and her husband Michael Golonka of Massachusetts and Claudia Hans and her husband Cliff Hans of Connecticut and four Grandchildren: Christopher Klabes, Alex and Michelle Golonka and Andrew Chait and his sister Ruth Tittel (Kramer). He was predeceased by his brother Harry Kramer.

Memorial services will be held Saturday the 13th of November 2021 at 11:30 AM in the First Congregational Church of Greenwich, 108 Sound Beach Ave, Old Greenwich, CT.

In lieu of flowers, the Kramer family has requested that donations be made to The Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony, P.O. Box 11, Greenwich, CT 06830 www.chamberplayersofthegso.org

Emily Haggerty

Emily Haggerty, 88, a lifelong resident of Stamford passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 30, 2021. She was born in Stamford on December 20, 1932 to the late Ernest and Adaline (DiCenzo) Ruggiero.

Emily was married to the love of her life, Dick, for 58 years and they spent many years traveling and enjoying their life together before his passing in 2013. Her greatest love was her family, and nothing brought her more joy than being with them. Emily loved hosting the holidays and celebrating with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family, and friends. Another of her greatest joys was going to the casinos. On her way to heaven, we all agree that she stopped one last time to pull the slot machine and hit the LUCKY 7’s.

Emily is survived by her five children, Karen Maki of Stamford, Mickey Haggerty and his wife Susan of Danbury, Bob Haggerty and his wife Barbara of Stamford, Bonnie Leister, and her husband Jeff of Michigan, and Roger and his wife Kathy of Stamford. She is also survived by her loving sister Josephine DeRosa, and her cherished grandchildren, Bob Haggerty (Amanda), Lauren Behm (Brendan), Michael Haggerty, Dave Haggerty, Sean Haggerty (Beth), KC Koshansky (Will), Justin Haggerty (Savannah), Alyssa Maki, Jaclyn Haggerty, Ryan Haggerty, Jake Maki, and Shane Haggerty and her great-grandchildren Riley Haggerty, Keegan Haggerty, Liv Haggerty, and Tripp Koshansky.

Besides her parents, Emily is predeceased by her beloved husband Richard William Haggerty, her brothers Reggie and Pat Ruggiero, and her sister Jean Zelem.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 403 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT. A procession will follow to St. John’s Mausoleum, Darien, a committal service will be held followed by entombment.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Emily’s memory to the Bennett Cancer Center, Stamford Hospital Foundation, One Hospital Plaza, Stamford, CT 06902

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Jeffrey Curtis

Norma Stella

Norma M. Stella, 70, of Stamford passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Stamford Hospital. She was born in Stamford on August 2, 1951 to the late John and Angela (Interlandi) Pirre.
Norma was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoying spending time with her family. She had a passion for dance and teaching. She owned the Norma Pirre Dance Studio for 17 years before joining the Stamford Public Schools system as an elementary education teacher for 30 years. During her public school teaching tenure, she revisited her dance background by choreographing a few plays for Curtain Call’s Kweskin Theatre in Stamford.
Norma is survived by her loving sons, Greg Stella and Tim Stella and his wife Daniela, all of Stamford. Also surviving are her two grandchildren, Siena Mae and Roman Vincent Stella.
Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Church of St. Cecilia, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery, Darien.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Norma’s memory to Stamford Health’s Bennett Cancer Center. https://www.stamfordhospitalfoundation.org/foundation/donate/
To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com

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Elizabeth Flanagan

Elizabeth (Betty) Campbell Flanagan, 103, of Stamford passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Brighton Gardens. She was born in Johnstone, Scotland on September 17, 1918, to the late Daniel and Elizabeth McGrath Campbell.
Betty came to America at the age of five to live in Jersey City, NJ. She graduated Dickenson High School attending nights while working full time to help support her family. At Dickenson she met the love of her life. The couple married and had two daughters before moving to Mt Vernon, NY where they had a son. Betty’s husband, Leo, became disabled. She cared for him while raising their three children and going back to work in the Children’s Department of a local library. For decades, she would enthrall children with her storytelling. After her husband Leo passed away, she retired from the library. She became a professional storyteller now, often dressed in costume, regaling young and old alike.
Betty began to travel widely around the country and the world. She was able to return to her native Scotland on several occasions. On one occasion she was joined by a daughter, daughter-in-law, and several granddaughters. She visited Hawaii with her granddaughter, Lisa, who she shared her birthday with. Despite her wide travels, the Jersey Shore remained her happy place, A month before her 100th birthday aided by her grandsons Tom and Brian, Betty took her last dip in the Atlantic.
Throughout her life her two greatest treasures were her family and her faith. Every milestone in her growing family brought her tremendous joy. She said the Rosary at least once a day every day. These few words are inadequate to describe the life of a person who with her faith overcame so many challenges and with her heart filled a family with love.
She is survived by her loving children, Leo Flanagan and his wife Maureen of Seaside Park, NJ, Ritamarie Caiati and her husband Dominick of Somers, NY and Maureen Larkin and her husband Thomas of Carmel, NY, as well as her grandchildren: Lisa Caiati; Dominick and Margaret Caiati; Thomas and Tara Larkin; Brian and Jeanne Larkin; Christina Lee and Justin Brent; Katherine and Andrew Corcoran; Lauren Flanagan; and Danielle and Eddie McCaffrey. To her great grandchildren Mackenzie, Dillon, Sean, Monty, Caera, Meghan, Brian, Kate, and Lizzie she was the beloved “GG”.
Besides her parents, Betty is also predeceased by her husband, Leo F. Flanagan, Sr., her sister, Marie Fowler and her brothers, Daniel, and John Campbell.
Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Sunday, October 31, 2021, from 1:00-5:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 1, 2021, at 11 am at St. Bridget of Ireland RC Church, 278 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Elizabeth’s memory to Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc, 2501 South Plum Street, Seattle, Washington 98144-4711
To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com

Stylianos Stavrianos

Stylianos Stavrianos, 93, known by many as Steve, of Stamford, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. He was born in Peiraias, Greece on September 18, 1928 to the late Dimitrios and Eleni Stavrianos.
Stylianos was employed at Pitney Bowes for years before his retirement. He was a devoted member of his Church for many years.
Steve was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his loving sons, Dimitrios Stavrianos and his wife Angeliki of Stratford, Chris Stavrianos and his wife Dulce of Norwalk, as well as his grandchildren, Stelios, Eugenia, Dafni, Christian and Justin.
He is predeceased by his wife Eugenia Stavrianos, granddaughter Phoebe Melissa, great-grandson David, his parents and siblings.
Family and friends may call at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1230 Newfield Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 9:00-10:00 AM, with a funeral service to follow at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Woodland Place, Stamford.
The family requests that donations be made in Stylianos’ memory to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1230 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905
The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to assist the Stavrianos family with the arrangements.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com

Irene DeLuca

Irene Delores DeLuca, nee Esposito, a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister passed away at Stamford Hospital on the morning of Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Irene was a lifelong resident of Stamford and was born on November 6, 1920. Irene was one of five children born to the late Jerry and Jennie (Romaniello) Esposito. She was 100 years old at the time of her passing and just 11 days shy of 101.
Irene defined a life lived to its fullest and spent a century committed to family, faith, and permanent waves. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and personified the independent woman in the City of Stamford which she loved so dearly. She was fierce and fabulous while also kind and generous. Irene became a hairstylist in 1939 and spent nearly 80 years perfecting the perm. Her colleagues dubbed her “The Queen of the Permanent Wave.” After graduating beauty school, she began her career at Jean’s Beauty but only a year later, World War II began and she quit to work in a factory – which she hated and would leave after a week to return to her passion and work at Helen’s Beauty Shop where business had been booming thanks to more women having jobs during wartime and their own money to spend. Perms were big business. Following the war, Irene married her husband Tony and bought Jean’s Beauty, the shop where she started her career. Her shop, “Irene’s,” was short-lived as she chose to pursue motherhood and had her beloved daughters Carolyn and Marilyn in the 1950s.
While she devoted herself to raising her girls, her passion for perms and her natural hustle led her to taking her business on the road, visiting convalescent homes, hospitals, and private residences, always with “her girls” in tow, forging a wealth of wonderful memories. The 60s saw a decline in demand for perms and Irene savored the extra time she had to spend with Tony, the girls, and her cherished sisters. In the late 60s, she would find her “forever” shop at Noelle’s where she became a treasured legend, giving perms until she retired at age 95. Noelle’s was her home and her clients were devoted, returning not only for her impeccable service but to visit a dear friend with whom they’d share everything, some even admitting they had made the appointment just to talk and the perm was simply a bonus. In 1977, the perm returned to prominence in a big way and remained so until she retired after 76 years and over 75,000 perms. The beauty industry allowed Irene to keep a pulse on current trends and to embrace diversity and inclusion well before others of her generation. She was hip through and through and was adored by colleagues and clients alike. Despite the demanding hours at the shop, her priority was always family and she was so deeply loved by every member.
Irene had an unshakable faith and attended mass regularly and found comfort and peace in praying her rosary. She was a voracious reader, often reading into the early morning hours. Irene had a well-known love for slot machines at any casino and playing the lottery.
Throughout her beautiful life, Irene was loved dearly by all whose lives she touched and they will never forget her razor-sharp sense of humor, sass, tenacity, wit, charm, and grace. She carried an aura of joy and a spirit of light that will shine on forever through the endless memories she couldn’t help but leave us with.
Irene was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Anthony DeLuca, in 1998 and leaves behind her two daughters, Carolyn Scifo and husband Frank and Marilyn Arkins and husband Dan; five grandchildren, Peter Scifo (Jacquelen), Jennifer Scifo Baglio (Matthew), Jonathan Arkins (Jill) and Zachary and Jeremy Arkins; six great grandchildren, Nicholas and Samantha Baglio, Jude and Sage Scifo and Taylor and Jordan Arkins; and her sister, Jeanette Zezima. In addition to her parents and husband, Irene was predeceased by her siblings, John Esposito, Antoinette Inzitari and Anna Osuch.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Irene’s longtime caregiver, Vera Ragoonanana, for the compassionate care she gave to Irene over the years.
Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 4:00-7:00PM. A funeral procession will be leaving the funeral home on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM for a mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10:30AM at St. Bridget of Ireland R.C. Church, 278 Strawberry Hill Ave, in Stamford. The interment will follow mass at Queen of Peace cemetery in Stamford.
Due to the ongoing pandemic the family kindly asks that people wear face masks while attending Irene’s services.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Make-A-Wish America, 1702 East Highland Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 or at www.wish.org/donate.
The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory assisted the family with Irene’s final arrangements. If you’d like to leave a message of condolence for the family please visit cognetta.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/NicholasFCognettaFuneralHomeCrematory.

Kevin Sala

Kevin Thomas Sala, a loving brother, uncle and loyal friend to many, passed away unexpectedly at Norwalk Hospital on the morning of Saturday, October 23, 2021. Kevin was a lifelong resident of Stamford and was born on August 1, 1962. With his four brothers and sister, Kevin was raised by his late parents, Philip (Bay) and Marie Ann Pagliaro. Kevin was only 59 years old at the time of his passing.

Kevin was a loving son, a great brother and uncle, and a gentle and kind soul. He was constantly going above and beyond for others. Kevin had a true love for rock and roll and a passion for playing the guitar. Kevin was an integral part of the Win Waste Innovations team, where he was a devoted employee for 37 years.

Kevin leaves behind his four brothers; Randy Sala and his fiance Marcela and her son, Scott Londono of Stamford, Wayne Sala and his spouse Chris of Guilford, Philip Pagliaro and his wife Kristen of Trumbull and Dominick Bay Pagliaro and his wife Heather of Norwalk, a sister; Karen Mohammadi and her husband Matthew and his nephews and niece; Bay, Philip, Dominick and Evelyn Marie, and many close friends. Kevin will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

A funeral procession will be leaving the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 10:00 AM for a mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, in Stamford. The interment will be private. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org/donate.

The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory assisted the family with Kevin’s final arrangements. To leave an online message of condolence for his family please visit cognetta.com or on facebook.com/NicholasFCognettaFuneralHomeCrematory.