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She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed being actively involved in the lives of her children, volunteering in various schools and church functions, the obituary said. Dicosola was known for sewing many of her clothes herself and also liked to play the organ and go to casinos. Angelina Moccia, a longtime resident of Stamford, loved spending time with family and friends, and she also loved traveling, visiting family in Florida last year and celebrating her 80th birthday with a trip to Las Vegas, according to her obituaries.
Sue's obituary states that she worked as a banquet waitress for more than 40 years, first in Stamford, then in New Haven and finally in Hartford.
She earned her master's degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, where she met her husband Stan and their son John. As a trained scientist, she had a passion for the subject and was committed to sharing her knowledge and love of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with her students, her son said. Her efforts have earned state and national teaching awards, including an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at Yale University in New Haven and a professor of chemistry at Connecticut State University.
In the district she later represented, Spadaccini and her wife Stefanie were praised for their dedication to their two sons, Anthony and Paul, who are now growing up. In the diocese of Bridgeport, priests are known as Brothers Priests, a group of men known to many as the priests ordained by their bishop, the Rev. Albert Watts. They were ordained together in 1959 and the two brothers lived in the residence of the Queen's clergy in Stamford until their retirement in 1999.
The Puerto Rican-born artist later worked as art director for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the museum in Washington, D.C., but her early career focused more on her work as a photojournalist, the obituary says. She dedicated her photos to the coaching zone where she served MLB star Vito DeVito for four decades. At 19, Mesa-Acosta joined a religious order founded by Saint Laura Montoya, who was the first female saint in Colombia, and even served as Montoyas "personal assistant in later years, according to her obituaries.
A Westhill High School graduate, she spent her spring week in April traveling to historically black colleges and universities. Bryson Kent Bowman of Stamford was a member of the Connecticut State Board of Education and the New York State Council of Education in 2017.
She was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and loved spending time with her family and taking care of her cats and wild animals outdoors. Her brother Roger Watts, who is also a monsignor in the diocese of Bridgeport, died nearly a week earlier. Cappucci is survived by her parents, her sister Mary Ann and her brother-in-law Michael Watts.
Mirviss was born in New York City, grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Hunter College in 1947. As a teenager, she loved listening to big bands in Times Square, but also in her hometown of Stamford, where, as her obituary notes, she once met Frank Sinatra and eagerly performed ballroom dancing, at least with encouragement.
Moccia previously worked as a medical secretary at St. Josephas Hospital and in several family businesses, including a deli, laundry and hair salon. Vito "Frank" Bova, born on July 4, worked for the Stamford Housing Authority for 38 years. Marilyn "Rosalia Cumiskey, from Stamford, worked in a variety of jobs, starting with NBC in New York City and spending many years as an office manager with Blaikie Miller Hines before leaving the General Reinsurance Company in 1993. Mary Lou Canning, in her obituary, said she was a "wonderful person with a great sense of humor and a deep love for her family, and showed a wonderful knack for solving problems.
The owner of the Barbershop Cut Masters in Stamford was born on July 4, 1926 in New York City to William and Mary Moccia and granddaughter of John and Margaret Mocia.
Annette Possidento was a woman who put others before herself and, according to her obituary, had a generous and kind spirit. Lindsay Perry helped lead the NAACP's local chapter for decades and was elected to the Stamford Education Board in November 2019. Charles Bowler, his wife Mary and two sons owned the Barbershop Cut Masters in Stamford from 1966 to 1977, according to his obituaries. Anthony Spadaccini, one of the well-liked and respected Stamford representatives in the state legislature, known for hard questions and work on issues like education, health care and public safety, was a member of the House of Representatives.
He was born in Haiti, graduated from Brooklyn College in lower secondary school and moved to New York City in 1976, his obituary says. Born in Brazil, Dr. Octavio Bessa Jr. attended the Curitiba School of Medicine, attended the Rio de Janeiro School of Medicine, and then moved to the Bronx to take up residence, according to his family's obituaries.