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Nicholas Arthur Yanicelli

Nick Yanicelli, a cherished husband, loving father, and proud grandfather, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2024, at the age of 85, surrounded by family.

Nick was born on July 13, 1938, in Susquehanna, PA to the late Andrew and Frances Ficarro Yanicelli. He was predeceased by his loving sister, Michaela.

He graduated from Clarkson University where he earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. Nick and his beloved wife, Carroll were residents of New Canaan, CT for 34 years having lived previously in Houston, TX for 25 years.

Nick's commitment to his family was unwavering. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carroll Baker Yanicelli; sons, Baker and his wife, April, of London, UK, Michael and his wife, Kristin, of Del Mar, CA, Christian and his wife, Erica, of Dallas, TX. He was most proud of his seven grandchildren, Sloane (19), B.B. (17), Bowman (16), Rylan (14), Cashen (12), Mary Christian (11), Andrew (9) and his many nieces and nephews. He cherished every moment spent with them.

Professionally, Nick was an investment banker and an award-winning home builder. Beyond his professional pursuits, Nick was a dedicated volunteer. He served on the boards of Norwalk Hospital, Whittington Cancer Center Institutional Review Board, the Home Builders Association of CT, the New Canaan Museum and Historical Society and was past President of the New Canaan Men's Club.

Nick was deeply committed to his Catholic faith. Nick was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, where he spearheaded several committees, including Finance, Fundraising, and Building. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and served The Diocese of Bridgeport as a board member of Faith in the Future. He was also a Knight of the Order of Malta and was President of the Malta Justice Initiative where he sat on the Editorial Board for the publication, The Justice Imperative-How Hyper Incarceration Has Hijacked the American Dream.

He lived a life characterized by dedication, generosity and faith. His strength and kindness were impressionable to all who had the privilege of knowing him. Lifelong lessons were regularly taken away from time spent in his presence.

Nick will rest in peace knowing that his legacy of love and service will endure.

A funeral service to honor and celebrate Nick's life will be held at 11:00am on June 14, 2024, at St. Aloysius Church, 21 Cherry Street, New Canaan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nick's memory to the: "We Stand with Christ" campaign for St. Aloysius Catholic Church via https://starcc.com/wswc/; or mail to Parish Office at 40 Maple Street, New Canaan, CT 06840.

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William Joseph Dixon III

William Joseph Dixon III, lovingly known as Billy D, passed away on May 18, 2024, at the age of 45. He was born on November 8, 1978, most recently resided in Great Bend, PA.

William adored spending time with his sons, and nothing brought him more joy than being in their company. He was a devoted father to William IV, Austin Dixon, Jayden Morrison, Brayden Lundi, Nathan Dixon and Brantley Dixon.

Sports were a passion for William, and he particularly cherished cheering on the San Francisco 49ers, the New York Yankees, and cheering for Jimmy Johnson. Whenever a game or race was on, you could find him enthusiastically supporting his favorite teams and driver.

He is survived by his parents, William Jr. and Lena Dixon, of Windsor, NY; brothers, Jeremy Dixon, of Windsor, Justin (April) Dixon, of Ouaquaga, NY; sister, Monica Curren and Brad Phillips, of Windsor; paternal grandmother, MaryJane Dixon; special aunt, Debra (Mike) Doney; along with 10 nieces and nephews, Ethan, Brendon, Riley, Tyler, Kameron, Hailey, Jasmine, Alyson, Miley and Ryleigh who he adored; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Harvey and Janice Wayman; paternal grandfather, William Sr.; and uncle, John Dixon.

Family and friends are invited to attend the service at 11:00am, Thursday, May 23, 2024 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc. in Hallstead, PA. Following the service, William will be laid to rest in Windsor, NY. Friends may call on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the funeral home.

Forever remembered, William Joseph Dixon III will be deeply missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing him. Please consider memorial contributions in his memory to the funeral home, PO Box 936, Hallstead, PA 18822.

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