Arthur H. Verneris, age 87, of Hamden & Florida, passed away on July 9, 2012 at his home. Arthur was predeceased by his wife Irene Bartlewski Verneris this past year. Born in New Haven on July 6, 1925 he was a son of the late Harold & Edith Borghi Verneris. Arthur is survived by his daughters, Karen Carrasco & her husband Roberto of Hamden and Jeanne Verneris of North Haven; his son William Verneris & his wife Elizabeth of Hamden; grandchildren Stefanie, Katherine & Andy Varga, Nicole & Simonne Carrasco and Mary Verneris and his sister in-law Diane Verneris of Wallingford. He was predeceased by his brothers, Donald & Richard 'Dick' Verneris. Arthur was the founder and operator along with his wife Irene for over 50 years of Rainbow Cleaners at 2600 Whitney Ave, in Hamden. He was a US Army Veteran of WWII, serving in Italy, Southern France & Rhineland Africa and a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for his distinguished service. Arthur was a devoted man, that to his business and his family. He much enjoyed the opera, bowling, golfing and his time spent with his family at Lauderdale by the Sea in Florida. Friends may visit with his family at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Wednesday morning, July 11th, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM and are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hamden. Interment with full Military Honors will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 2911 Dixwell Ave., Suite 104, Hamden, CT 06516.

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  1. Bill, Karen and family, my sincere condolences at the passing of your dad. He left an amazing legacy in all of you and in all you do! I have you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Dear Karen, Jean, and Bill, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. God’s Blessings, Tad and Janet Watson

  3. Dearest Karen and family, I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad, my condolences to you and your family. I hope your wonderful memories of him will get you through this difficult time. Love, Rachel

  4. In behalf of my entire staff at Russo Roofing, I would like to offer our deepest condolences with the passing of Art. He was a gentle man and always the gentleman. Art was a loyal and long time customer of ours and we are most appreciative of that. He left a wonderful legacy as a husband, father, grandfather, businessman and friend. May God Bless him and his family at this most difficult time.

  5. Arthur was a true gentleman from the times of my working with my uncle on rugs in the building across the street when I was young to our transactions in my store… always fair, pleasant and charismatic. Please find solace in fond memories of the past to ease any grief and remorse that you may feel.

  6. Bill, hope you and your family are comforted in the fact that there are many of us out here praying for all of you. The greatest generation is leaving us at an accelerating rate. Your dad was a hero and we owe men like our dad’s deep gratitude for our freedom! God Bless you and your family and may he hold your father in the palm of his hand. The Callahans

  7. Bill: My condolences to you and your family on the recent passing of your father, Arthur, and for your mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. With regards, Peter Vander Veer

  8. DEAR MR. AND MRS. CARRASCO, NICOLE, AND SIMONNE, WE SEND OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO ALL OF YOU AT THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME. WITH DEEPEST CONDOLENCES, NANCY,JOHN,MARK,JASON, AND HIS WIFE LISA FERRARO GR. 2-ST.STEPHEN SCHOOL

  9. I remember seeing Art smile at me upon leaving the church only months ago at Irene’s funeral service. It felt like the sun had come out on a sad and gloomy day. My guess is that this is something he did often… made other people happy. It seems right that he be with his beloved wife now. They worked hard and built a loving home and a successful business for their family – it’s now time to rest. Peace be with you. Lots of love, Arie and Tanner

  10. I shall always remember your Dad’s smiling face at Rainbow Cleaners. May fond memories help comfort you at this. .What is loved always remains in the heart.. Neighbors on Broadway Edward and Sandra Mattei

  11. Karen, Jean and Bill Since his retirement I have to imagine that big smile on your Dad missing at Rainbow. His legacy along with your moms certainly lives in each one you and your kids. My deepest sympathies to you and your families.

  12. SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS. WE ARE IN MAINE AND WE RECIEVED THE NEWS THIS MORNING ABOUT ART’S PASSING. HAVE A LOT OF PLEASANT MEMORIES AS YOUR DAD AND MOM WERE ALWAYS VERY NICE TO ME. WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY ANDY&LINDA BARTLEWSKI

  13. Sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. We remember his smile. He and your mom were so special to our mom and dad , so many years of friendship and memories. He will live on in your hearts. The family of Angie and .Trace.Tracy

  14. Your Dad, Grandfather, was truly a wonderful man. Even when he was going through very tough times in his later life, he had a way of making everyone feel that they made his day. If all men could aspire to be like Art the world would be a better place, and it was, because he was here. I know he is at peace now with his bride at his side.May your loving memories bring you peace. My most sincere sympathy, Lyn Gamble

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