Tuesday, September 11, 2007

09/11 Southbridge Evening News

Southbridge Evening News

Quinto J. Trifone

Died: Monday, September 10, 2007
Age: 89

SOUTHBRIDGE — Quinto J. Trifone, 89, of 2 Spring St., passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 10.  

He was born in Southbridge on July 31, 1918, the third child of Nicola and Concetta (Quattrocelli) Trifone. 

He is survived by his beloved bride of 59 years, Mary M.(Vecchia) Trifone; their son, William Trifone and his wife, Andrea; two step-granddaughters, Fara Fuhrmann and her husband, John and Ann Gore and her husband, Michael; five lively great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Erik Fuhrmann and Liam, Jillian and Madelyn Gore, and many fine nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Eustachio Trifone, James Trifone and Mario Trifone and two sisters, Pacina Pollone and Lena Galipeau. 

Except for the years he spent proudly serving his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, Quinto lived his entire life in Southbridge.  

He worked for the Southbridge Finishing Company and at Old Sturbridge Village.  

He was a member of the Leonide J. Lemire Post 6055 of the V.F.W. in Southbridge; a member of the Italian American Veterans and the Southbridge Historical Society.

  He enjoyed a good game of cribbage and he had especially fond memories of the time during the 1930s when he was a catcher for the "White Aces," a local baseball team that competed throughout the county. 

Quinto was a man who treasured the simple things in life and one who honored his commitments to his family, his friends, and his community. He will be missed. 

His funeral will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, from the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., with a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 263 Hamilton St. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.  

Calling hours will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Support Network, PO Box 839, Southbridge, MA 01550 or to St. Mary's Church, 263 Hamilton St., Southbridge, MA 01550. 

Edward J. Kolodziejczak
Died: Saturday, September 08, 2007
Age: 77

DUDLEY — Edward J. Kolodziejczak, 77, of 418 Dresser Hill Road, died Sept. 8 at his home after a long illness. 

His wife of 54 years, Theresa (Raymond) Kolodziejczak died in 2005. 

He leaves two daughters, Diane Note and Cheryl Brassard, both of Dudley; three sons, James Kolodziejczak of Webster, Mark Kolodziejczak of Southbridge and John Note of Thompson, Conn.; a sister, Helen Russell of Leicester; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

He was born in Southbridge, the son of Francis S. and Maryanna (Domagala) Kolodziejczak. Ed has lived in Dudley for 73 years. 

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. 

He worked as a machinist at Pratt-Whitney Aircraft Engine Plant in Hartford, Conn. 

Ed was a member St. Stephen's Church.

He was a former member of the Quinebaug Volunteer Fire Department for many years.

Ed and Theresa enjoyed camping and treasured their trips to the Cape Cod Canal . 

His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 in St. Stephen.s Church, corner of Route 197 and 131, Quinebaug. After cremation, burial will be private. 

Calling hours will be held from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Bartel Funeral Home & Chapel, 33 Schofield Ave., Route 12, Dudley.

Please omit flowers. Donations may be made to St. Stephen's Church, PO Box 222, Quinebaug CT 06260 

Jeannette S. Trotto
Died: Friday, September 07, 2007
Age: 85

WORCESTER — Jeannette S. (Gratton) Trotto, 85, of Alder Street, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, in Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford. 

She leaves her husband of 40 years, Joseph Trotto; her four children, Micheline Brisson and her husband Yvon of Worcester, Helene Doucette and her husband Robert of Charlton, Louis Georges Quidoz and his wife Brenda of Fitchburg and Jacques Quidoz and his wife Maggie of Ottawa, Canada; six grandchildren, Nathalie Oliveri and her husband Anthony, Josee Brisson-Jose and her husband David, Keith Doucette, Michele Piergallini and her husband Tony, Lisa Graves and her husband Peter, and Louise Quidoz; six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

Her first husband, Gerard Quidoz, as well as a sister, Anna Boisvert, both pre-deceased her. 

Jeannette was born in Lefebvre, Quebec, Canada, daughter of Palma and Anna (Lalonde) Gratton.

Jeannette worked as a real estate developer and business women for many years, while living in Canada. She moved here in 1966 and continued to be and active business woman and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. 

The funeral for Jeannette was held today, Tuesday, Sept. 11, from the Mercadante Funeral Home and Chapel, 370 Plantation St., with a Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 353 Grove St. Interment was in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. 

Donations may be made to the charity of the donors choice or to the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc., c/o PDG William T. Murphy, PO Box 6050, New Bedford, MA 02742-6050.

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