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Vasilios Tiniakos

Vasilios G. Tiniakos, 77, of Southington, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2023. Vasilios was born in Greece on April 15, 1946 to the late Giannoulis Tiniakos and Margarita Kalogredis Tiniakos.
He came to America to pursue his education and returned to Greece where he married and had two children before returning to America in 1983. Vasilios was an avid reader and enjoyed philosophy, mathematics, painting and playing the guitar. He was a gracious and loving person with unconditional love for his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Vasilios is survived by his loving wife Moscha Sarris Tiniakos, his son John Tiniakos and his wife Georgia, his son-in-law Demetrios Tsaparas and his four grandchildren; John, Alexander, Vasiliki and Anastasia.
Besides his parents, Vasilios is predeceased by his loving daughter Katerina Tsaparas.
Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT on Monday, May 1, 2023 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with a Trisagion Service being held at 7:30 PM. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 10:00 AM at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1230 Newfield Avenue, with Father Evan Evangelidis presiding. Interment will follow at Putnam Cemetery, Parsonage Road, Greenwich, CT.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vasilios’ memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at
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Michele Tartaglia-May

Michele Tartaglia-May, a lifelong Stamford resident, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 14th, 2023. Michele was born in Stamford on July 7th, 1975, to parents CarolAnn and David Tartaglia.

In addition to her parents, Michele is survived by her husband, James May, of Lindenhurst, New York, sister and brother-in-law: Samantha and Gad Lavy, her niece Victoria Crowe, as well as many cousins, aunts, and uncles. She is predeceased by her grandmother, Theresa Palomeni Gurtlinger.

Michele was a warm, loving person who enjoyed being with her family and, most of all, her faithful dog Gina. She is a graduate of Stamford High School and Southern Connecticut University, where she then pursued a short career in daytime television. A lover of music, flowers, and all the beautiful things in life, “Mimi” will always be remembered for her benevolent and nurturing spirit.

The family is hosting a small service on Saturday, April 22nd, at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien, CT, at 10:00 AM; there will not be calling hours.

Elizabeth Korfman

Elizabeth (Betty) Korfman, 94, born on August 4, 1928 to Emma and John Baker of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2023 in her residence at Wilton Meadows. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 56 years, the late Walter Korfman, a life-long resident of Stamford. Betty proudly received her degree from Charlottetown Hospital’s School of Nursing in 1950. She then moved to the United States and started her career as an RN at United Hospital in Portchester, NY, followed by St. Joseph’s Hospital in Stamford. During this time, Betty met her future husband Walter and they married in 1953. They made their home in North Stamford where they happily raised three daughters. Betty was a truly devoted wife, mother and grandmother, with a great sense of humor. She was kind and enthusiastic, often donating her time to community service, namely, Meals on Wheels. She loved swimming, gardening, family barbeques, beach outings and lobster rolls, while rarely missing a NY Mets game. In the spring and fall we frequented the Stamford Nature Center and Stamford Arboretum, hence her love for animals, birds and the outdoors. Vacationing in Canada to spend time with her family was always a wonderful time for all. Betty continued nursing and offered companionship, for those in need of private duty care, in her free time. She was passionate about celebrating holiday traditions and making festive meals; she will be greatly missed by all during these special times. Betty was especially fond and proud of her seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Betty is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Barbara and Jeff Erdmann of Norwalk, Linda and Bennett Sheppard, of West Hartford, Joan Carruthers and Paul Nebor, of Falls Village; as well as her grandchildren, Thomas, Charlie and Will Erdmann, Samantha and Bradley Sheppard; Ryan Vesciglio, Julianne and Matt Irvine, and one great-granddaughter, Delaney Irvine. Betty endured a gradual, long progression of Parkinson’s Disease in her later years, yet remained remarkably kind, strong and grateful to her loving family and caregivers. As a family, we would like to express a special thanks to the wonderful staff at Wilton Meadows Healthcare and Ridgefield’s Visiting Nurse Association. Betty will remain in our hearts forever and ever. A memorial service to be announced at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral home & Crematory in Stamford In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Elizabeth’s memory to the Parkinson Foundation, To leave online condolences, please visit

John Loglisci

John Loglisci, a lifelong resident of Stamford, CT, passed away peacefully at his home on Easter morning, April 9, 2023, with his beloved family by his side. Born in 1935 on the Fourth of July, the son of the late Louis and Lucy Sacco Loglisci. John was 87 years old at the time of his passing after successfully living with cancer for nine-years.
After graduating JM Wright Technical School in Stamford, learning the auto mechanic trade, he briefly worked at an auto shop prior to his obligatory 2-year service in the US Army, stationed in Denver, CO. Called back to Stamford to join the family restaurant business in 1958 he started as a short order cook at the Tastee Freez, later becoming Lucy’s, and finally the iconic JR’s Restaurant and nightclub in the ‘70s. Booking gigs for NY Jazz musicians, and hosting Hollywood celebrities was one of John’s roles and his love of music and singing grew from there. Bartending, catering events and managing the food service at the Stamford Boat Shows were roles he enjoyed. After JR’s closed in 1988, John continued his restaurant career as a consultant, manager and maître d’ at several establishments, including the Italian Center.
John was survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 57 years, Marilynn Manzke Loglisci, their two children, Karin Loglisci and John Loglisci, his wife Cassandra Ellis along with three grandchildren — Bianca (21), Lu (16) and Lydia (16); his siblings, Ralph Loglisci, Annette Cortese and husband Vinny, Anthony Loglisci and wife Carol; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and many dear friends who John treasured.
John was happiest when cooking his signature dish, lasagna, and he loved to sing Sinatra songs! Throughout he had many singing performances at the restaurant, around town, parties and social events. He loved spending time with family and friends; always out and about, incredibly social, fun, filled with laughter and loved by many. He was truly the “Man about Town.”
Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, on the afternoon of Sunday, April 16, 2023, from 3 – 6 PM. A mass will take place on Monday, April 17th at 11 AM at Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. The inurnment will take place at a later date and will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are encouraged to The Lymphoma Research Foundation by visiting
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Christina Keane

Christina A. “Justy” Keane, 87, formerly of Stamford, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2023 in Goodyear, Arizona. Christina was born in Stamford on September 30, 1935 to the late John J. and Isabel Genovese Carlo.
Justy, as known by close friends and family throughout her life, graduated Stamford High School in 1953 and then pursued a degree in business administration from UCONN graduating in 1957. She then worked for several years as an accountant for J. Michael Cantore, Certified Public Accountants on Bedford Street. Having married her first husband Arthur “Buddy” Gallup, she raised her two boys until they completed school. Later in life she worked for the Greenwich Education Association. Justy was an active parishioner of North Stamford Congregational Church with her second husband Robert.
Justy is survived by her two sons; Jon Gallup, of Stamford and Robert C. Gallup of New Canaan; her two grandchildren, Kristi L. Gallup, of Philadelphia and Casey S. Gallup of Brooklyn, New York; a stepson, Kevin Keane of Washington, DC; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Heyman of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Marianne Keane of Canaan, Connecticut as well as her sister Gail Davidson, of Goodyear, Arizona and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Amber and Alanna Hallaway of Phoenix, Arizona for the loving care provided to Justy in her final years.
Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 8:30-9:45 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial, to be celebrated at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart RC Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Rockrimmon Road, Stamford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Christina’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
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Katherine Jeris

Katherine Jeris, age 94, passed away from complications of pneumonia at Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Connecticut on April 1, 2023. She was born February 5, 1929, in Framingham, Massachusetts, the daughter of Stratis and Marianthy Jeris, originally from Plomari, Lesvos, Greece. In June of 1994, she married Kosta Vzivzis, who preceded her in death in 2002.
She graduated Boston University with an associate degree in business, and worked for Brockton Wholesale Beverage, now Horizon Beverage. Katherine lived most of her life in Massachusetts, primarily in Brockton. Katherine was an avid gardener, bowler, traveler, and devout Greek Orthodox Christian. She had a flair for baking, was an active member of the Brockton Annunciation Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society and volunteered for the Brockton Public Schools, teaching children to read. She also cared for her mother, throughout her life until her passing in 1992. Ten years ago, Katherine moved to Connecticut to be closer to her family.
Katherine is survived by her brother John Jeris (Helen) of Yonkers, NY, niece Joanne Jeris of Norwalk, CT, nephew Paul Jeris (Leslie) of Pleasantville, NY, their daughters Rebecca and Emily, Katherine’s goddaughter E Robin Litts of Wethersfield, CT, goddaughter Paula Zevitas of Mattapoisett, MA, and countless cousins, all of whom she loved dearly.
A Celebration of her life will be held on April 22, 2023, 1:00pm, at Archangels Greek Orthodox Church, located at 1527 Bedford Street in Stamford, CT. A burial is set for April 24, 2023, 11:30am, at Melrose Cemetery in Brockton MA. All are invited to attend.
Donations can be made in Katherine’s name to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Brockton, MA, Archangels Greek Orthodox Church, 1527 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT 06905
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Mary May

Mary Alice May, 90, a lifelong Stamford resident, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2023 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in Stamford on June 11, 1932 to the late William J. and Mary Alice Dennihan May.
Mary Alice worked as a nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Stamford, for over 44 years. Mary Alice always loved being with her family and friends. In earlier years, she also loved to travel with her family and friends. She was a kind hearted woman and will truly be missed by all of us.
Mary is survived by her brother, Owen W. May and his wife Rosemary, of Florida, her nephew Timothy May, of Florida, her niece Deborah Giangrande and her husband Stephen, of Essex, CT, her great niece Sara Shepherd, her husband Kevin, great great nephew, Mac of Essex, CT her great nephew, Stephen Thomas Giangrande and his wife Colleen, of Deep River, CT. Mary’s extended family, Eleanor Gagnon, Carolyn, Rita, Rosemary, Margie, Willie and Angelo, also survive.
Besides her parents, Mary is predeceased by her sister-in-law Sara May and her nephew John May.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 10:30 AM at St. Cecilia RC Church, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery, Darien, CT. There will be no calling hours. The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.
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Goldie Holbert

Goldie F. Holbert, 93, of Stamford, CT died peacefully in her home on April 5th 2023. Goldie was born in Gad, West Virginia and was one of 3 girls (she was the baby – – she loved to remind her sisters of that fact). Goldie grew up on a farm in WVA and loved to tell stories about hoeing corn, milking cows and riding her beloved horses; and of course how she had to walk 2 ½ miles to and from the bus stop every day.
Goldie graduated from High School at 16 and moved to the big city of Charleston, WV to attend business school. Once completed, she secured a bookkeeping position at Union Carbide where she met her husband to be.
Goldie settled down as a homemaker in WVA once she had children. Union Carbide offered a promotion to her husband which prompted a move to CT – – a big change for the little farm girl from WVA. Once in CT Goldie continued her role as homemaker but eventually started working at various bookkeeping positions throughout businesses in Fairfield County. She retired in 2001 from Financial Accounting Standards Board.
Once Goldie retired she spent her time gardening, shopping (especially for bargains), traveling with her kids and their families but her biggest joy was being with her grandchildren: picking them up at school, babysitting, attending their sporting events, cooking holiday dinners for them and making their favorite desserts.
Goldie is survived by her two children and their spouses: Ron and Kathi Holbert & Karen and Frank Wainwright all of Stamford, CT. Goldie is also survived by 4 grandchildren: Kenny Holbert of Denver, Co, Kristi Menzies and her husband Robert Menzies of Londonderry, VT, Timothy “TJ” Wainwright and Amanda “Mandy” Wainwright both of Stamford, CT. Lastly Gavin Robert Menzies, Kristi and Robert’s son – – her great grandson whom brought a huge smile to her face whenever he visited. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins whom fondly remember the good times they shared.
Anybody who knew Goldie knows she was a feisty one – – she and her spunk will be missed.
There will be no calling hours or services.

Joseph Wiegman