Darrell Dunn

Darrell Gary Dunn, a longtime resident of Stamford passed away peacefully at the Stamford Hospital on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the age of 70. Darrell was born on April 18, 1951, in Cottage Grove, Oregon, son of the late Houston and Ruby Lowrance Dunn.
Darrell was a graduate of Mohawk High School and Lane Community College in Springfield, Oregon. He proudly served four years in the US Air Force and four years in the US Army. He was retired from the US Postal Service in Stamford.
Darrell is survived by his devoted wife Linda Merole Dunn and their loving son Christopher Dunn both of Stamford, his sister Barbara Huckins and her husband Jerry of Oregon, a brother-in-law Joseph Merole and his wife Kathy of Stamford, along with nieces Kelly and Emily Merole of Stamford, and Annette Stoecker of Oregon and nephews Ken and David Huckins, of Oregon and sister-in-law Janet Dunn. Darrell is also survived by his beloved K9 companions Elmer, Cersi, and Bella.
Besides his parents Darrell was predeceased by a brother James Dunn.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Lana Bernstein, MD, Dr. Joseph Costanzo, MD, Dr. Jeffrey Green, MD, Dr. Bismutha Misra, MD, and Dr. Fern Mayer, MD., for their care and support for Darrell over the years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 10:00AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Ave., Stamford., followed by a procession to St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Greenwich, CT, for entombment.
In an ongoing effort to keep others safe please wear your mask while attending the funeral Mass.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Darrell Dunn to the woundedwarriorproject.org or to ASPCA.org
To leave an online condolence please visit www.Cognetta.com

Gina Corrente

Gina Corrente, a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away at her home on Saturday, February 12, 2022. She was born in Stamford on October 19, 1954, to the late Victor and Ellen Sibilio.
Growing up Gina attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from Stamford High School with the class of 1972. She worked as a food service worker for the Stamford Public Schools for the past 30 years. Gina has a larger-than-life personality and was a true and loyal friend to everyone. Once you met Gina, you never forgot her.
She is survived by her loving sons Jason and David Corrente and her sister, Victoria Sibilio Jurgens. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her sister Christina Sibilo, nephew Peter Jurgens and brother-in-law Cliff Jurgens.
A mass of Christian burial will take place at 11AM on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 1200 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. The interment will be private.
To leave condolences for the family please visit www.cognetta.com.

Reverend Protopresbyter George Poulos

The Rev. Protopresbyter Father George Poulos fell asleep in the Lord at the blessed age of 100 this past Sunday, February 13th following a recent illness.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 73 years, Christine Poulos of Stamford, his five beloved sons, Peter Poulos and his wife Argery of Stamford, Dean Poulos and his wife Dorie of Stamford, John Poulos of Liverpool, New York, Michael Poulos and his wife Pamela of Stamford, and Paul Poulos and his wife Georgia of Stamford. His six cherished grandchildren, Cristina, Mary, Matthew, George, Dean and Peter. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Ann Poulos of Waltham, MA., along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Father George was preceded in death by his siblings: Steven, Nicholas and James Poulos, Bessie Perhonis, and Rena Zachery.
Father George was born on September 30, 1921 to Greek immigrant parents Peter and Theodora Coukis Poulos, in the small New England town of Greenfield, Massachusetts. He was the youngest of four brothers and two sisters.

Religion was always an important aspect of his childhood. Answering his calling to the priesthood in 1943, he began his studies at the Holy Cross Seminary in Pomfret, CT. There, he learned the Greek language and trained for the priesthood under the guidance of his mentor, Bishop Athenagoras Cavadas, the dean of the seminary and dedicated faculty. He graduated in 1948 from the newly opened Holy Cross Seminary in Brookline, MA. In 1956, after seven years as pastor of the Holy Trinity Church in Norwich, CT, he was assigned to the Church of the Archangels in Stamford, CT where he served until his retirement in 2009. After a total of 61 years of dedicated, full time service to the Church, Father George continued to serve as Pastor Emeritus at the Church of the Archangels.

During his tenure in Stamford, a new 11th Century Byzantine style Greek Orthodox Church was built at the corner of Bedford and Third Streets. In 1959 it was officially consecrated by His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos (his first, as newly assigned Archbishop of North and South America).
During the late 1960’s, Father George created “Byzantine Fellowship” in America and served as its Executive Director for over 30 years. The organization sponsored Greek cultural events in the US, and enabled reasonably priced charter flights to Greece and pilgrimages to the Holy Land.
In 1970, Father George, together with Archbishop Iakovos, had the idea for a summer camp youth program in Greece. He oversaw negotiations with the Greek Government, the Church of Greece, and Olympic Airways on behalf of the Archdiocese for the establishment of “Ionian Village” in Bartholomeo, Greece. With multi-faceted residential camp grounds overlooking the Ionian Sea, campers traveled throughout Greece visiting many important cultural and religious sites. He served as Executive Director of the Ionian Village Summer Camp program. Over the last 50 years, more than 18,000 young, Greek American campers and staff have had the unique experience of discovering their common bonds, rich cultural history, language, and religious roots in Greece.
Then, in 1976, the Greek Cultural Center was opened on the church campus, providing full athletic amenities for the youth of the church and banquet facilities for the community. In 1995, the Center was transformed into the Stamford Athletic Club, one of the premier clubs in Stamford, which was opened to the public, as well. Then, in 1997 Father George had the foresight to establish an endowment fund for the long term stability of the Archangels parish. The fund still continues to provide valuable resources to support the church’s mission.
Father George attended the University of Connecticut and Yale Divinity School at Berkley in New Haven. He was appointed by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese as Vicar General of the churches in Connecticut. In 2017, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from Holy Cross Seminary and numerous books pertaining to the Greek Orthodox faith were authored by Father George.
In addition to his duties as Pastor of the Church of the Archangels, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of Holy Cross Seminary, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and Saint Basil’s Academy in Garrison, New York. He also served as vice president of the local Council of Churches and Synagogues, Chaplain of the Stamford Fire Department, and was a major in the United States Air Force Civil Patrol for 30 years. He was also on the Board of Directors of Woodland Cemetery.
During his spiritual leadership, a number of men from the Archangels community went on to study at Holy Cross Seminary, including the following clergy: Father James Moulketis, Father Jose Velez, Father Stephen Zorzos, and Father Patric Legato.
The greater Stamford community joins the entire Greek Orthodox faithful in expressing gratitude for Father George’s extraordinary life and gifts as we mourn the loss of such a beloved Pastor and visionary leader.
Public visitation will be held at Archangels Greek Orthodox Church, 1527 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06902 on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, from 4:00PM to 8:00PM, with a Trisagion Service to be held at 7:00PM. A funeral liturgy will be held at the Archangels Greek Orthodox Church on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 9:00AM followed by the funeral service beginning at 10:30AM. The funeral will be led by his Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America. A funeral procession will follow the service to Woodland Cemetery, 66 Woodland Place, Stamford, CT. A Makaria catered luncheon, in memory of Father George, will follow the internment.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of the Reverend George Poulos to Archangels Greek Orthodox Church, or to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, or to the Father George Poulos Ionian Village Scholarship Fund.
To leave an online condolence please visit www.Cognetta.com.

Reverend George Poulos

The Very Rev. Father George Poulos fell asleep in the Lord at the blessed age of 100 this past Sunday, February 13th following a recent illness.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 73 years, Christine Poulos of Stamford, his five beloved sons, Peter Poulos and his wife Argery of Stamford, Dean Poulos and his wife Dorie of Stamford, John Poulos of Liverpool, New York, Michael Poulos and his wife Pamela of Stamford, and Paul Poulos and his wife Georgia of Stamford. His six cherished grandchildren, Cristina, Mary, Matthew, George, Dean and Peter. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Ann Poulos of Waltham, MA., along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Father George was preceded in death by his siblings: Steven, Nicholas and James Poulos, Bessie Perhonis, and Rena Zachery.
Father George was born on September 30, 1921 to Greek immigrant parents Peter and Theodora Coukis Poulos, in the small New England town of Greenfield, Massachusetts. He was the youngest of four brothers and two sisters.

Religion was always an important aspect of his childhood. Answering his calling to the priesthood in 1943, he began his studies at the Holy Cross Seminary in Pomfret, CT. There, he learned the Greek language and trained for the priesthood under the guidance of his mentor, Bishop Athenagoras Cavadas, the dean of the seminary and dedicated faculty. He graduated in 1948 from the newly opened Holy Cross Seminary in Brookline, MA. In 1956, after seven years as pastor of the Holy Trinity Church in Norwich, CT, he was assigned to the Church of the Archangels in Stamford, CT where he served until his retirement in 2009. After a total of 61 years of dedicated, full time service to the Church, Father George continued to serve as Pastor Emeritus at the Church of the Archangels.

During his tenure in Stamford, a new 11th Century Byzantine style Greek Orthodox Church was built at the corner of Bedford and Third Streets. In 1959 it was officially consecrated by His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos (his first, as newly assigned Archbishop of North and South America).
During the late 1960’s, Father George created “Byzantine Fellowship” in America and served as its Executive Director for over 30 years. The organization sponsored Greek cultural events in the US, and enabled reasonably priced charter flights to Greece and pilgrimages to the Holy Land.
In 1970, Father George, together with Archbishop Iakovos, had the idea for a summer camp youth program in Greece. He oversaw negotiations with the Greek Government, the Church of Greece, and Olympic Airways on behalf of the Archdiocese for the establishment of “Ionian Village” in Bartholomeo, Greece. With multi-faceted residential camp grounds overlooking the Ionian Sea, campers traveled throughout Greece visiting many important cultural and religious sites. He served as Executive Director of the Ionian Village Summer Camp program. Over the last 50 years, more than 18,000 young, Greek American campers and staff have had the unique experience of discovering their common bonds, rich cultural history, language, and religious roots in Greece.
Then, in 1976, the Greek Cultural Center was opened on the church campus, providing full athletic amenities for the youth of the church and banquet facilities for the community. In 1995, the Center was transformed into the Stamford Athletic Club, one of the premier clubs in Stamford, which was opened to the public, as well. Then, in 1997 Father George had the foresight to establish an endowment fund for the long term stability of the Archangels parish. The fund still continues to provide valuable resources to support the church’s mission.
Father George attended the University of Connecticut and Yale Divinity School at Berkley in New Haven. He was appointed by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese as Vicar General of the churches in Connecticut. In 2017, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from Holy Cross Seminary and numerous books pertaining to the Greek Orthodox faith were authored by Father George.
In addition to his duties as Pastor of the Church of the Archangels, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of Holy Cross Seminary, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of New York, and Saint Basil’s Academy in Garrison, New York. He also served as vice president of the local Council of Churches and Synagogues, Chaplain of the Stamford Fire Department, and was a major in the United States Air Force Civil Patrol for 30 years. He was also on the Board of Directors of Woodland Cemetery.
During his spiritual leadership, a number of men from the Archangels community went on to study at Holy Cross Seminary, including the following clergy: Father James Moulketis, Father Jose Velez, Father Stephen Zorzos, and Father Patric Legato.
The greater Stamford community joins the entire Greek Orthodox faithful in expressing gratitude for Father George’s extraordinary life and gifts as we mourn the loss of such a beloved Pastor and visionary leader.
Public visitation will be held at Archangels Greek Orthodox Church, 1527 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06902 on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, from 4:00PM to 8:00PM, with a Trisagion Service to be held at 7:00PM. A funeral liturgy will be held at the Archangels Greek Orthodox Church on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 9:00AM followed by the funeral service beginning at 10:30AM. The funeral will be led by his Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America. A funeral procession will follow the service to Woodland Cemetery, 66 Woodland Place, Stamford, CT. A Makaria catered luncheon, in memory of Father George, will follow the internment.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of the Reverend George Poulos to Archangels Greek Orthodox Church, or to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, or to the Father George Poulos Ionian Village Scholarship Fund.
To leave an online condolence please visit www.Cognetta.com.

Katherine Askew

Frank Ippolito

Frank Joseph Ippolito, 74, a longtime resident of Stamford, CT, passed away on February 4, 2022.
Born on August 27, 1947, Frank had a zest for life and treasured his family and friends above all else. Food, watches, cars and talking politics were some of his favorite pastimes. For years he and Karen, his wife of fifty three years, enjoyed spending time at their beach house and looking out at the ocean.
Born in Lawrence, MA, Frank attended Central Catholic High School and graduated from Lawrence Academy. After graduating from college, he resided and raised his family in Andover, eventually relocating in 1999 when he bought a manufacturing company in the Bronx, NY.
Frank is survived by his devoted wife and best friend, Karen Ippolito of Stamford, his cherished daughters, Julie Ippolito of Chappaqua, NY and Jill Ippolito and her husband Brian Sicignano of Fairfield, CT, and his much adored “Doghter” Fluffy. His beloved grandchildren Amelia, Tyler and Lila also survive him. He will be deeply missed.
He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Ippolito and Esther Calabrese Ippolito, and is survived by a brother, Joseph Ippolito.
A private service was held. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Frank’s honor to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, by visiting giving.mskcc.org

Sandra Corello

Sandra Corello, a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at the age of 73. She was born on December 8, 1948, in Stamford, to the late Carmine and Kathleen (Lewis) Corello.

Sandra graduated from Rippowam High School and worked several years in retail before becoming a daycare assistant for Lisa’s Little Tots in Stamford. In her later years, she cared for her great-granddaughter, Ava DeSalvo. Sandra enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles, old movies and she was an avid doll collector.

Sandra is survived by her brother, Dean Corello, two grandsons Joseph DeSalvo, his wife Lisa and daughter Ava, Michael Dombroski, a granddaughter Gabrielle Baldassare, and a son-in-law Michael Baldassare, all of Stamford, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Sandra was predeceased by her loving daughter Gina DeSalvo, four brothers Carmine, John, Edward, Nicholas and a nephew Jason Corello.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 10:30am, at the Church of St. Cecilia, 1184 Newfield Ave., in Stamford. Interment will be private and there will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Sandra’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Meredith May

Elizabeth Gillen

Glenn Halama

Glenn Thomas Halama, 70, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away peacefully on Friday, February 4, 2022. Glenn was born in Stamford on February 6, 1951 to the late Frank M. and Beverly Walker Halama.
Glenn was a caregiver of his father, always making time for his family. His love of animals, especially dogs, was only second only to his loved ones. Glenn spent much of time with his friends in downtown Stamford, particularly at Curley’s Diner.
Glenn is survived by his loving son, Glenn T. Halama, Jr. of Naugatuck, his brother Jeffery Halama of California, sister Lisa Vento of Stamford and several beloved nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call at The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT on Thursday February 10, 2022 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, with a service taking place at 6:30 PM. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Glenn’s name to the Stamford Humane Society, c/o of Stamford Animal Control Center, 201 Magee Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com.