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Article Published January 28, 2021

June Elizabeth Medinger

June Elizabeth Medinger passed away after a long and courageous battle with COPD.

She was the beloved wife of Will Medinger of Branford; beloved mother of Shannon Caruso of Meriden, Anthony Caruso of Branford, Ralph Caruso (wife Nikki) of Sarasota, Florida, William Medinger V of Branford, Vanessa Medinger of Branford, and Brittany Medinger (husband Javier) of Sarasota, Florida; and sister of Linda Oertel of Hamden. She was also survived by seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by her granddaughter Felicia Varriale.

June was born in New Haven March 29, 1955, a daughter of the late Judson and Lura Hemstock Oertel. She was a longtime resident of Branford, where she ran her own business, Computer Care.

Services and burial will be private. The W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, Branford is in care of arrangements. Memorial donations in June’s name may be made to the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, 749 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405. Please see her online memorial at