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4.0 Il OBITUARIES, STATE, NEW ENGLAND Union-News, Tuesday, March 25, 2003 Dorise Giroux 1908 2003 HARDWICK Dorise (Gaudreau) LaPerle Giroux, 94, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Gilbertville, died Thursday in Broward Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Henry LaPerle and Louis Giroux. She was born in Fall River, daughter of Pierre and Rosa (Allard) Gaudreau, and lived in Gilbertville before moving to Florida. She leaves 2 sisters-in-law, Rita Gaudreau of New Braintree, and Helena Gaudreau of Ware; 1 niece, Laurie Gentile; and 4 nephews, Peter, Bernard, Roger and Paul Gaudreau. Funeral Services will be held on Friday from the Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant Ware, with a Mass at 11 a.m.

in St. Aloysius Church, Church St, Gilbertville. Burial in the parish cemetery. There are no calling hours. Christine M.

Sayko BOSTON (Normandin) wife of Christine M. Sayko, beloved Jan L. Sayko and mother of Joshua and Rachel of the greater Boston area, died early Sun da March 23, 2003 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Ora Normandin of Holyoke, MA. Christine was born in Holyoke on July 17, 1948.

She attended Holyoke parochial schools and graduated from Springfield Technical Community College in 1973 as a Dental Hygienist. She v. aS a member of the Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honor Society. She was employed for the past 15 years at The Dental Center in Newington. She was active in a holistic healing group in New Britain.

Christine was a communicant of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Kensington. Besides her husband and her children she leaves behind, Joshua's wife, Sarah (Szczepanik) Sayko; her sister and brotherin-law, Peggy and Richard Lacoste of South Hadley, MA; her brother and sister-in-law Leonard and Anna Normandin of Holyoke; her sister, Betty Normandin of Watertown, MA; her sister-in-law and brother -inlaw, Joyce and James Stone of Longmeadow, MA; and her sister-in-law, Patricia Mercure of Chicopee, MA. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews in Western Massachusetts. Christine's life can be described by three words: perfection, beauty and love.

She sought perfection in everything she did. From the day that she started school until the day graduated first in her class from college, she never got anything but an" A in any course. She applied the same quest for perfection to everything she did, from her chosen profession, dental hygiene, to her beloved flower gardening. She instilled the same drive for perfection in her children. She guided them to become successful, independent and caring adults.

Everyone who met Christine was in awe of her beauty. As they got to know her they saw the depth of her spirit manifested in a smile that could light up any room. She was the "Ivory Snow the beautiful girl next door we all knew personally, and who always acted with humility and grace. But most of all Christine was love. She loved her work.

She her dental patients. She loved gardens and her friends. She loved her family as deeply and as selflessly as anyone could. Everyone she knew loved her in return. Her love will continue to live in the hearts of all whose lives she touched.

Christine wished to express special thanks to her close friends and family for the love, support and care she received over the course of her illness. She was eternally grateful for the care she received from CT Hospice, especially from her original nurse and special friend Debra Oakes. Funeral serivces will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, 411 S. Main New Britain followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM at St.

Paul's Church, Kensington. Calling hours are Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CT Hospice of Farmington. 270 Farmington Suite 229, Farmington, CT 06032.

Please share a memory of Christine with the family in the on line guest book Other obituaries on Page B5 Bruno M. Salo 1920 2003 most of his life. He graduated from the High School of Commerce June 1938 and was employed locally and at the Springfield Armory from 1940 to 1942. He served 3 years with the 9th Armored Division with unit citations in Europe for the Rhineland, Ardenness and Central Europe campaigns. After hostilities he was assigned to H.Q., G-1 section, US forces in Europe, Frankfurt, Germany as Tech.

3rd. grade. He returned to work at Springfield Armory in 1946 until the closing of the Armory, April 1968, retiring as Property Disposal Officer, Material Office. He is survived by his brother, Reino E. and sister1-law Mary Salo; and niece Tammy Ann.

He was predeceased by his nephew John F. Salo. Services are private and there are no calling hours. Burial will be in MA Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Agawam. Dickinson-Streeter Funeral Home of Springfield is handling arrangements.

Dickinson- Streeter 733-2129 Salo, 82, of Eddy Street, died at home Wednesday, March 19th. He was the son of the late Sam S. and a dra (Johansson) Salo. Mr. Salo lived in Springfield Helen Pieczarka 1915 2003 CHICOPEE Helen Przewoznik, 87, of Chicopee, a retired inspector for Smith Wesson Co.

of Springfield, died Saturday at home. She also worked at Chicopee Undergarment Co. She was born on December 30, 1915 in Hampden and lived in Chicopee of her life. Helen was the daughter of the late Wladyslaw and Mary (Wilczonka) Przewoznik. She was a communicant of the Basilica of St.

Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr and a member of the Rosary Society. She is predeceased by her husband, Mattew A. Pieczarka, who died in 1991. Helen is survived by a son, Raymond F. Pieczarka and his wife, Lillian of Somers, CT; a brother, Theodore Kopaczek of Chicopee; a sister, Emily Cierpial of Chicopee; two grandchildren, Lynn Pieczarka of Worcester and Kim Thom of Millvalley CA; her loving pet and companion "Stoney" and several nieces and nephews and a grand nephew.

The funeral will be held Wednesday from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home, 69 East Chicopee Falls, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in the Basilica of St. Stanislaus at 10:30 am. The burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday morning from 8:30 to Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Western New England, 50 Maple Springfield, Ma.

01102 or the Ministry of Care at the Basilica of St. Stanislaus, 566 Front Chicopee, Ma. 01013. Isabel L. Stamm 1911 2003 NORTHAMPTON Isabel L.

Stamm, 91, of South Street, died Thursday, March 20, at the Hampshire Care Facility in Leeds. Born in Evans City, PA May 13, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Iva (Boggs) Stamm. She graduated from Allegheny College in PA and received her Masters Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Isabel retired Professor Emeritus from Columbia University in New York, where she taught Social Work. She also taught courses at the University of Washington, Tulane University, University of Melbourne, Australia, as well as universities in England and Cypress.

She lived in New York City, until moving to Northampton five years ago. She leaves her sister, Ruth Harrington of Florence; a nephew, Michael Harrington of Milford, CT; and two nieces, Marjorie Harrington of Buffalo, NY and Ann Duke of Northampton. A memorial service will be held at the Florence Congregational Church, Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Evans City Cemetery, Evans City, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Florence Congregational Church's Renovation Fund, 130 Pine Street.

Florence, MA 01062. Pease and Gay Funeral Home of Northampton is in charge of arrangements. Maurice A. Tait 1955 2003 HENDERSON FUNERAL HOME. INC.

MATT 5:4 NEW YORK, NY Maurice A. Tait, 47, of 316 West 97th New York, NY departed, this life on Monday, March 17, 2003 at home. He was born in Wilmington, DE on August 23, 1955, son of Deacon Walter R. and Deaconess Nancy L. (Fullman) Tait.

He was a Veteran of the US Army and a graduate of Springfield Technical High School. Besides his parents he leaves his wife, Yvette Tait of NY, NY; one son, Eron Thompkins of New Haven, CT; three daughters, Lucretia (Marshall) Tait, Maurissa (Marshall) Tait, and Ebony Nelson, all of Springfield, MA; three brothers, Walter R. Tait Jr. of Springfield; Wayne G. Tait of Charlotte, NC, and Jerry W.

Tait of Bridgeport, CT; two sisters, Patricia A. Franklin and husband Jasper J. Bloomfield, CT, and Clysteen Tait of Springfield; a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, greatnephews, and many other relatives and friends who will miss him. There will be a Memorial service on Thursday at p.m. at Canaan Baptist Church of Christ, 1430 Carew Spfld.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Elaine B. Dion 1924 2003 TURNERS FALLS Elaine B. (Daignault) Dion, 78, of 4 George died Saturday 3- 22-03 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was born in Montague City, Dec.

4, 1924, the daughter of Henry and Edith (Perinet) Daignault. Mrs. Dion was a 1942 graduate of Turners Falls High School. She married Robert W. Dion Oct.

5, 1946. She worked at the Sheffield School in Turners Falls in the cafeteria as a food prep person. Previously she had worked for Erving Paper and Bendix Tools. enjoyed sewing and latch hooking. She was an avid bowler and "chip and putt" golfer.

She was volunteer for Meals on Wheels and also the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Besides her husband of 56 years, she leaves 2 sons, Bruce and his wife Carol of Turners Falls, Barry and his wife of Neenah 1 daughter, Barbara Kuklewicz and her husband Charles of Turners Falls; 1 brother, Aldrich Daignault of South Carolina; 1 sister, Irene Flynn of Greenfield; 5 grandchildren, James and Justin Dion of Turners Falls, Zachary and Benjamin Dion of Neenah, and Katherine Kuklewicz of Turners Falls; and several nieces and nephews. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, with the Rev.

Stanley J. Aksamit officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anne's Cemetery. A calling hour will be Wednesday 8:30 to 9:30 at the Kostanski Funeral Home, 1 Kostanski Square, Turners Falls.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720. IN MEMORIAM Jacques In Loving Memory Of EDITH M. JACQUES Who Passed Away Those we love don't go away; They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, But always near Still loved, still missed And very dear.

Sadly Missed By Carolyn Frank Ralph Jeanette Gustafson RICHARD C. GUSTAFSON Feb. 24, 1926 Mar 25, 1997 Dad, it has been 6 years since you went home with the Lord. We know in our heart you are watching over us, smiling and so proud. When we are all together, we share stories about you and wait for you to walk into the room.

Thank you for being a wonderful husband, father, father-inlaw, grandfather great grandfather. All our love, Peg. Sue, Nance Steve Hub tunnel name honors veterans The Big Dig roadway that goes under Boston will be known as The Liberty Tunnel, state officials said yesterday. By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press BOSTON For the better part of two decades, from drawing board to finishing touches, the new tunnel running underneath downtown Boston has been known by its awkward shorthand: Interstate 93. Those days could soon be over.

The backbone of the Big Dig is about to get a name: The Liberty Tunnel. Gov. W. Mitt Romney, House Speaker Thomas Finneran, D-Boston, and Senate President Robert Travaglini, D- Boston. reached a deal yesterday on a name for the long-awaited roadway.

Romney said the name is intended to honor veterans "who have fought SO courageously throughout our Commonwealth's history to protect our freedom." He said the war in Iraq is a poignant reminder of that history. The name is a change for Boston, which typically, names bridges, tunnels buildings after people. For the new Interstate 90 connector linking the Massachusetts Turnpike to Logan Airport, Statehouse leaders took a more traditional route, paying homage to late U.S. House Speaker Thomas "Tip" O'Neill, who pushed for federal Big Dig funding. Two other Big Dig milestones already have names.

The third harbor tunnel is named after Red Sox legend Ted Williams while the Big Dig's crowning jewel, the new Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, is named for the late civil rights ac- Goodless March 25 Happy Birthday Marv Skowron In Loving Memory Of WALTER SKOWRON Who Passed Away March 25, 1997 He had a nature you could not help loving, And a heart that was purer than gold. And to those who knew and loved him, His memory will never grow cold. Sadly Missed By His Family Hupfer IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM MAX HUPFER Who passed away March 25, 2002 Your presence is ever near us; Your love remains with us yet. You were the kind of Father Your loved ones will never forget.

Sadly missed by your daughter Carolyn, and Son-In-Law Nick, Granddaughter Laura and her husband Luis, and Great -Grandsons, Luis, Avery Quagliato In Loving Memory Of BRUCE V. QUAGLIATO Oct 25, 1968 March 25, 1997 We thought of you with love today, but this is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday and the days before that, too. We think of you in silence and often speak your name. All we have now are memories, and your pictures in a frame.

It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone. A part of us went with you the day God took you home. Loved, remembered and sadly missed by Mom, Dad Family England briefs Woman denies striking infant in her care tivist and a key Revolutionary War battle that took place a stone's throw away. Construction began in 1991 on the $14.6 billion Central Third Harbor Tunnel project, better known as the Big Dig. The naming agreement comes just days before the official ribbon cutting for the northbound lanes.

The hoopla initially planned for the Thursday event has been scaled back because of the war in Iraq, Big Dig officials have said. For the first time, drivers coming from the west and south of the city will be able to enter the new Liberty Tunnel, travel under downtown Boston, and climb onto the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. The one-and-a-half mile stretch of highway, which will replace the elevated Central Artery, will have just two exits, one near Government Center and another near North Station. The southbound lanes of I-93 are set to open next year. Making a smooth transition from the existing elevated roadway to the new underground highway will require a traffic ballet lasting seven days, Big Dig officials said.

Traffic through the Sumner Tunnel has already been limited to the left lane to let workers connect the right lane to the new underground highway. Tomorrow night workers will close exit 26 the Storrow Drive exit off the existing 1-93. Officials are urging people who want to connect from the highway to points along Storrow Drive to use public transportation although an alternative route will be mapped out for drivers. On Friday, at about 7 p.m., the entire length of I-93 northbound through the city will go to a single lane. If all goes as planned, all the new roadways, ramps and connections will be up and running by midnight Sunday.

Transferring from unsafe schools eyed Associated Press BOSTON The Board of Education today plans to review final proposed regulations for a federal law allowing students to transfer schools if they are victims of violence on school property or if they attend unsafe schools. A school would be deemed "persistently dangerous" if, for three consecutive years, at least one student was expelled for violating gun laws, and if the number of students expelled for weapons or physical assaults exceeds 1.5 percent of the enrollment. The designation would be based on enrollment data from the past three school years, under regulations proposed by Education Commissioner David Driscoll. The board must approve the regulations, which are scheduled to take effect in July. Also beginning next school year, a parent of a victimized student can request an immediate transfer to another public school or charter school in the district, whether or not the original school has been deemed unsafe.

Which, if any, schools currently meeting the criteria is not known, DOE spokeswoman Heidi PerIman said. The provision was part of the federal No Child Left Behind act, which requires states receiving federal dollars to adopt a policy on school choice for students who attend any public schools found to be unsafe. State guidelines are subject to federal approval. Twelve percent of respondents to the DOE's biannual Youth Risk Behavior Survey, released last June, reported they were in a fight on school property in the prior year. Eight percent said they had been threatened or injured with a weapon at schools in the past year.

The report also showed that 6 percent of students carried a weapon on school property in the 30 days prior to the survey, down from 8 percent in 1997. LOCAL COLLEGE SPORTS Follow the action in the Union-News and Sunday Republican sports pages. MILFORD- A Webster woman allegedly caught on videotape striking an infant in her care pleaded innocent yesterday to assault and battery charges. Sara K. Cosby, 25, was arrested late Friday night after police viewed a videotape allegedly showing her assaulting the child in her care, according to Police Chief Thomas O'Loughlin.

O'Loughlin said that the father of the children suspected the 9- month- boy was being mistreated, but had no physical evidence. The father secretly videotaped Cosby in the home, and when he returned home late Friday and watched the tape, found images of the woman striking the baby, O'Loughlin said. MCAS waivers granted 459 who failed tests MALDEN Nearly half of all MCAS appeals have been granted, including 146 high school seniors who won waivers yesterday in the third round of the appeals process. Approximately 6,000 seniors are ineligible for diplomas because they have not passed the English and math portions of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System tests. Superintendents can file appeals for students who fail the test but maintain good grades and attendance.

The Department of Education reviewed 250 MCAS appeals last week from 64 districts. Nearly 1,000 appeals have been filed since December, and 459 have been granted, education officials said. Deliberations begin in Giordano trial BRIDGEPORT, Conn. A jury of 10 men and two women began deliberations yesterday in the trial of former Waterbury Mayor Philip Giordano, accused of violating the civil rights of two young girls by sexually abusing them. Almost immediately, jurors asked to rehear the testimony of the two preteen During closing arguments yesterday morning, defense attorney Andrew Bowman told the panel to reject that testimony, asking then to look instead to DNA evidence that he said exonerated the former mayor.

"Just because the girls testified in this case doesn't mean you have to believe everything they say," Bowman said. Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Jongbloed said the case comes down to credibility and said Giordano has none. "He has been untruthful in the most important personal and professional commitments of his life," Jongbloed said. Deliberations were to continue today.

Big Dig worker killed, struck by crane weight BOSTON A 55-year-old Roxbury man was killed yesterday after he was hit by a weight attached to a crane while working on a section of the Big Dig construction project in South Boston, authorities said. The victim was identified as Lonnie Avant, a spokesman for the Suffolk District Attorney's office said. He is the fourth worker killed while working on the Central Harbor Tunnel project, which began in the late 1980s. The accident happened at a Big Dig work site at Street and Hall Road in South Boston at about 10 a.m., said Lt. Richard Powers of the Boston Fire Department.

Avant was apparently standing behind the crane while working on the Interstate 90 portion of the project. 39 in Compiled from wire reports. Conn. case of mystery Asian illness suspected HARTFORD State health officials yesterday said they were investigating a suspected Connecticut case of the mystery illness from Asia. A Connecticut man developed symptoms similar to those of severe acute respiratory syndrome in early February after returning from a trip to China and Hong Kong.

Officials would not release the man's name or hornetown, but said he was recovering without hospitalization. The syndrome, known as SARS, is blamed for more than 450 illnesses around the world, including 39 in the United States. Compiled from wire reports. 2 13 -13 a 10 of illnesses.

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