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Father Emeric, Szlezak, OFM, 101 March 22, 2019 - FLORIDA—Father Emeric, Szlezak, OFM, a professed Franciscan friar for 79 years and a priest for 74, died on March 16 in St. Petersburg, where he had lived since 2005. Father Szlezak was 101 years old and the longest living friar in the history of Holy…

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Rev. Edward A. Colohan, 86 March 15, 2019 - BRIDGEPORT—Reverend Edward A. Colohan passed away at St. Vincent’s Medical Center on Thursday  March 14, 2019, at the age of 86. Father Colohan’s body will be received at Saint Stephen Church located at 6948 Main Street, Trumbull, at 9:30 AM on Friday, March 22, 2019…

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Father Sangiovanni, former principal & president of N.D.H.S. February 6, 2019 - I am sorry to inform you of the death of the Reverend William F. Sangiovanni yesterday, February 4, 2019. He was 77 years of age. William Francis Sangiovanni was born in Brooklyn, New York, on February 24, 1941, son of Francis and Margaret (Muldoon) Sangiovanni.…

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Father William F. Sangiovanni, 77 February 5, 2019 - BRIDGEPORT—Reverend William F. Sangiovanni passed away on Monday, February 4, at Bridges Memory Care Assisted Living in Trumbull. He was 77 years old. A full obituary with details on the Mass of Christian Burial and other funeral arrangements will be published as soon as it…

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Reverend Monsignor Ernest T. Esposito, 83 January 17, 2019 - BRIDGEPORT—Reverend Monsignor Ernest T. Esposito died on January 15, 2019 after a brief illness. He was 83 years of age. “Monsignor Esposito will be remembered as a man who truly enjoyed his life as a priest and shared that joy and good spirit with all…

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Priest, Musician Monsignor John C. Sanders, 93 January 6, 2019 - STAMFORD—Reverend Monsignor John C. Sanders passed away today, January 6, 2019, the Epiphany of the Lord. He was 93 years of age. “Known to jazz fans across the country as the priest who played in the Duke Ellington Band, Monsignor Sanders was also much loved…

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Reverend Monsignor Thomas J. Driscoll, P.A., 81 December 20, 2018 - BRIDGEPORT—Reverend Monsignor Thomas J. Driscoll, P.A., passed away today, December 20, 2018.  He was 81 years of age. “Monsignor Driscoll will be fondly remembered by many for his service in several leadership posts in the diocese and for his faithful witness over many decades as…

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Father Carducci D’Amico, 83 November 30, 2018 - BRIDGEPORT—Reverend Carducci D’Amico, born on November 1, 1935, returned to his Heavenly Father on Friday, November 23, 2018 in Cercemaggiore, in the province of Campobasso. Italy. “Many in the Bridgeport area fondly remember Fr. D’Amico for his energy, vision and commitment to the renewal of…

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Msgr. Louis A. DeProfio, 91 August 17, 2018 - STAMFORD—The Reverend Monsignor Louis A. DeProfio, P.A., passed away on August 15, 2018, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Stamford. He was 91 years of age. Perhaps best remembered for his long and distinguished service as Pastor of St. Theresa…

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Obituary of Sister Sheila O’Brien O.P. August 10, 2018 - WILTON- Sister Sheila O’Brien, O.P., age 93, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of the Springs of Bridgeport, went to the Lord on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Lourdes Health Care Center, Wilton. Born in Glen Cove, Long Island on March 11,…

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