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Donald Evans Casciato

Donald Evans Casciato, 79, of Bridgeport, Conn., died Aug. 14 in his home.

He was a journalist for more than 50 years for several newspapers, including The Hartford (Conn.) Courant, New Haven (Conn.) Register, Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, and other newspapers from Vermont to Germany.

Most recently, Casciato had been a reporter and editor at the Bridgeport (Conn.) Post and the Westport (Conn.) News. He retired in 2008.

He moved to Connecticut after he was offered a job with the then-Bridgeport Telegram.

Casciato leaves his wife, Maggie, and two sons, James and Tom.

Raymond W. Rancourt

Raymond W. Rancourt, 98, of Arlington, Va., formerly of Groton, Conn., died Aug. 25 at Sunrise of Arlington assisted living center.

Rancourt was employed at The Day of New London, Conn., for 31 years. He began as a reporter, covering the town of Groton in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He later became a copy editor and wrote a well-known column on fishing, one of his favorite pastimes. He retired from the Day in 1979.

After his retirement, Rancourt was a member of the representative town meeting of Groton, where he served five terms.

He also authored two books, “Shennecossett: The History of a Golf Course” and “Lou Bayer, Guardian of the Outdoors.”

He leaves two children, Linda and Michael, and two grandchildren, Thomas and Emily.

Roger Galuska

Roger Galuska, 67, of Rochester, N.H., died Aug. 30 in Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Galuska was a journalist at The Boston Globe, The News-Times of Danbury, Conn., and the San Francisco Chronicle.

He leaves a sister, Janet; a niece, Mary; a nephew, John.

Marianne Sullivan

Marianne Sullivan, 69, of Guilford, Conn., died Sept. 3 at home after a lengthy battle with cancer.

For most of her professional life, Marianne was a reporter and editor for the New Haven (Conn.) Register, and Madison, Conn.-based Shore Publishing Group news publications, including The Source of Madison and The Valley Courier of Essex, Chester, and Deep River, Conn.

She had been a selectman in Guilford.

She leaves four sons, Brian, Barry, Sean and Kenneth; three grandchildren; a sister.

Diane Celine Totty

Diane Celine (Kirkbride) Totty, 73, of Baton Rouge, La., died Aug. 19 of lung cancer in St. James Place, a health-care center in Baton Rouge.

Before relocating to Baton Rouge, Totty and her family lived in Lunenburg, Mass., where she was a local reporter for the then-Fitchburg (Mass.) Sentinel.

Totty leaves two sons, Brian and Jeffrey; a granddaughter; two step-grandchildren; a sister.

Francis W. Tortolano

Francis W. Tortolano, 95, of Braintree, Mass., died Aug. 17 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Tortolano, who retired in 1986, was a former journalist for The Providence (R.I.) Journal. He also has been employed at Cahners Publishing Co. in Newton, Mass., and Boston.

He leaves two children, Judith and Frances; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

John Antony Swartz-Lloyd

John Antony "Tony" Swartz-Lloyd, 79, of Boston died Aug. 13 after having Parkinson’s disease for 17 years.

He spent his early professional life as a journalist at The Hartford (Conn.) Courant, and then was employed in communications at Itek Corporation. He eventually became senior vice president of corporate communications at Beth Israel Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, a job he held for 21 years.

Swartz-Lloyd leaves his wife, Marilyn; a son, Sean; a daughter, Jennie; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother.

Morey Oster

Morey Oster, 86, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Windsor and Bloomfield, Conn., died Aug. 21 in his home.

Oster began his career in newspapers in the accounting department at The Hartford (Conn.) Courant. He then was employed at the New England Typographic Service before joining the former Hartford (Conn.) Times, where he was employed in advertising and printing for 19 years until the newspaper went out of business.

Oster leaves his wife, Gail; three daughters, Leslie, Susan and Judith; a grandchild; a sister.

Griffin T. Dalianis

Griffin T. Dalianis, 73, of Nashua, N.H., died Sept. 1 in Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

He wrote a weekly column titled Ask the Commander that was published in The Telegraph of Nashua and other publications in New Hampshire.

Dalianis served in the Air Force for four years. He remained closely involved with the military, serving as chairman of the Veterans Administration Committee on Rehabilitation and as a military aide to the New Hampshire governor. He was honored as the Red Cross Military Hero of the Year in 2005 and was named Veteran of the Year in 2006 by the New Hampshire Union Leader of Manchester.

Dalianis leaves his wife, Linda; four children, Deborah, Cynthia, Matthew and Benjamin; two grandchildren; two brothers.

Charles Edward Rogerson II

Charles Edward Rogerson II, 89, of Duxbury, Mass., died Aug. 31 in his home.

Rogerson was a caricaturist and cartoon artist whose cartoons were featured for many years in the Duxbury Clipper. Rogerson received a best cartoonist award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association.

Rogerson leaves a daughter, Susannah, and five grandchildren, Meredith, Samuel, Brett, Adam and Emmett.

Jeane M. (Curley) Daly

Jeane M. (Curley) Daly, 83, of Hingham, Mass., formerly of Weymouth, Mass, died Sept. 2.

Daly wrote humorous stories in local newspapers and was the author of three romance novels.

Daly leaves her husband, John; five children, Jean, John, Pat, Linda and Jim; a sister.

Christine Matilda Shook

Christine Matilda Shook, 90, of Bridgewater, Conn., died July 27 in Danbury (Conn.) Hospital.

She was a newspaper carrier for 41 years for The News-Times of Danbury. She also worked from home as a reporter for the News-Times, the New Milford (Conn.) Times and the Republican-American of Waterbury, Conn.

She leaves five sons, Arthur, Ronald, Terry, C. Scott and Tim; two daughters, Connie and Cynthia; 20 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Victoria Madeleine Ferioli

Victoria Madeleine (Pelland) Ferioli, 73, of South Yarmouth, Mass., formerly of Longmeadow, Mass., died Aug. 31 in Cape Cod Hospital in Barnstable, Mass.

Ferioli was a proofreader for The Republican of Springfield, Mass., after graduating from high school.

She leaves her husband, Albert; two daughters, Nicole and Christine; four grandsons.

The obituaries were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondents Ashleane Alabre, Elizabeth Allen, Nimra Aziz, Alexander Frandsen, Nico Hall and Georgeanne Oliver, undergraduate students at Northeastern University.



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