October 2019

Vincentina Rustic

Vicentina Janet Rustic, 103, of Wethersfield and formerly of Portland wife of the late Peter Rustic passed away on Sunday ( October 6 ) . Born on October 25, 1915 in Middletown daughter of the late Rosario and Carmelina ( Rizzo ) Salonia. She was the owner of Janet's Beauty Shop in Portland, and a member of St. Mary Church Portland. Janet was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Janet is survived by a daughter Beverly Howlett of Farmington, 4 grandchildren Jeffrey Howlett of Wethersfield, Barry Howlett of Farmington, Robert Howlett Jr. of Farmington, Lauren Marsh of Aledo, Tx. . 5 great grandchildren Sarah Howlett, Robert Howlett 111, Rachel Howlett; Paige ( Marsh ) Davis and Hailey ( Marsh ) Kiefer. a sister Anne DeJenzano of Tampa, Fla. Predeceased by her brothers Joseph Salonia, Philip Salonia, James Salonia, Ross Salonia. her sisters Joann Salonia, Constance Salonia, Rachel Casserino, Maria Salonia, Lucy DiRaffaele. The funeral will be held on Friday ( October 18 ) at 11 am in St. Mary Church Portland. Burial will be in the family plot in St. Mary cemetery Portland. Friends may call at the Portland Memorial Funeral Home 231 Main St. Portland on Friday morning from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. 

Michael Sullivan

Michael W. Sullivan of Glastonbury (formerly of Portland) passed away on Friday evening October 18th at the Marlborough Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Middletown on July 28th, 1941 to the late William and Anne (Fitzgibbons) Sullivan of Portland. He married his beloved wife Shirley Peterson Malcarne in 1973. They resided in East Hampton, then in Glastonbury for the last 36 years. He graduated from Portland High School and went to the Porter and Chester Institute . He worked for Combustion Engineering of Windsor Locks before his retirement. He loved to play Golf with his friends. He was a NY Giants and NY Yankees fan. Besides his wife he leaves behind two daugthers, Kelly Sullivan (Matt) of Glasgow, Virginia and Kim Sullivan-Clark (John) of East Hampton . His Wife's three children Tricia Gunning of East Hampton, Tom Malcarne of East Hartford and Barbara Baclini of Glastonbury , His siblings Betty Martyszczyk and John Sullivan of Portland. He is also survived by his Grandchildren John, Daniel, Julia, Olivia, Jordan and Amanda.and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother William Sullivan of South Carolina, and Sister Patricia Sienkiewicz of Portland. A graveside service will take place at the Swedish Cemetery of Portland at 11 AM on October 29th , with a Celebration Life after the service. The Portland Memorial Funeral Home, 231 Main St., Portland is in charge of arrangements. Donations can be made under Michael's Memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 188, North Haven, CT 06473 or a charity of your choice. The family of Michael would like to thank their Friends and Family for the outpouring Support and Prayers during this difficult time. He will be truly missed.