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Each of our funeral homes offers a complete range of services in tastefully decorated, serene surroundings. Professionally trained and licensed staff members stand ready to provide sensitive, caring service and strive to exceed the expectations of each and every family.

Our communities are wonderfully diverse in religious beliefs, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds. Our staff truly appreciates these differences, and our training includes heartfelt understanding and respect for the special needs of all whom we serve.


Our Obituaries

Milton Lewis Howard

September 3, 1927 - August 30, 2015

Milton Lewis Howard, Architect (AIA) and Entrepreneur in the New England and Tri-state area for over 40 years went to be with the Lord August 30th, 2015. Milton Lewis Howard was born September 3, 1927 in Hurtsboro, Alabama to the late Rev. James Milton Howard and Lula Beatrice Howard. Raised in Chicago he graduated from Wendell Phillips High School and earned an athletic scholarship from...
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Catherine Irene Gorczyca

December 20, 1918 - August 30, 2015

Catherine Irene (Kulacz) Gorczyca, 96, of Wethersfield, beloved wife for 54 years of Teofil Jan Gorczyca, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 30, 2015, surrounded by her family at her home. Born in Hartford on December 20, 1918, daughter of the late Thomas and Sophie (Sowa) Kulacz, she was raised in Hartford and was a graduate of Buckley High School. Catherine met her husband in 1947 while...
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Nan M. Dahlstrom

April 16, 1930 - August 29, 2015

Nan Marjorie (Parsons) Dahlstrom, 85, of Farmington, beloved wife of the late Irving Dahlstrom, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015. Born in Waterbury, daughter of the late Harry Theodore and Marjorie (Lawrence) Parsons, she was raised in Winsted where she graduated from Gilbert High School. She received her RN from Hartford Hospital School of Nursing and worked for many years at Hartford...
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Mary Dorothy Kennedy

May 11, 1922 - August 28, 2015

Mary Dorothy "Dotty" Kennedy (McIntyre), 93, of Vernon, passed away peacefully Friday, August 28, 2015 at Fox Hill Center in Rockville. Dotty was the beloved wife of the late Harold F. Kennedy, Sr. Born and raised in West Somerville, MA she was the daughter of the late John J. and Angela (Maloney) McIntyre. She lived in Massachusetts and Rhode Island before settling in Vernon. Dotty loved...
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Joseph Adrien Leonard Clavette

December 10, 1945 - August 28, 2015

Joseph Adrien Leonard Clavette, 69, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 28, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born December 10, 1945 in New Brunswick, Canada to the late Leo H. and Annette (Descheine) Clavette, one of fifteen children. Adrien came to the United States in 1959 and served his country honorably as a member of the US Army. He was a self-employed mason for most of...
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James Thompson

June 16, 1921 - August 27, 2015

James "T" Thompson, Sr., 94, of Hartford, beloved husband of 72 years to Cora Lee (Williams) Thompson, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Born in Winnsboro, SC, son of the late James and Josie (Rabb) Thompson, he moved to Hartford in 1944. He retired after 30 years with the Royal Typewriter, followed by 22 years of service with the Hartford Public Schools. T, as he was affectionately...
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Barbara L. Johnson Reliford

January 8, 1948 - August 27, 2015

Barbara L. Johnson Reliford, 67, of Windsor, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 27, 2015 while at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Hartford on January 8, 1948 and was the daughter of the late Raymond H. Johnson, Sr. and Georgia L. (Williams) Johnson. After attending Hartford Public Schools, Barbara graduated from both Shaw University in Raleigh, NC in 1970 with a BA in...
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Marie Ruth Wall

September 10, 1921 - August 26, 2015

Marie Ruth Wall died peacefully among family members on August 26 at the age of 93. A friend to many, and always to the dispossessed and those in need, she was a cultural leader in many different settings. Born Marie Ruth Fast in Mountain Lake, Minnesota, she graduated with a degree in literature from Hamline College. In November of 1946, she married Gaylord Norman Wall, also from Mountain Lake...
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Amby S. Emmick

January 16, 1920 - August 26, 2015

Amby S. Emmick, Jr., 95, of Ellington, CT passed from this life to his eternal home on Wednesday, August 26. He was married to his beloved wife, the late Frances R. Emmick for 57 years. Amby was born January 16, 1920, in Leroy, NY. He graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Forestry and then enlisted in the Army serving in World War II as a Staff Sergeant in the Philippians and...
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Yvonne G. Molleur

November 16, 1929 - August 26, 2015

Yvonne (Guerrette) Molleur, 85, of East Hartford, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Saint Mary Home in West Hartford. Yvonne was born in Waterville, Maine to the late Ferdinand and Alice (Audet) Guerrette and moved to Hartford as a child, where she lived for most of her life, before moving to East Hartford. Yvonne was a talented seamstress, a fan of UCONN Basketball, enjoyed...
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Lennon Mann

December 3, 1958 - August 25, 2015

Lennon Mann, 56, of Hartford departed this life peacefully on Tuesday August 25, 2015. He was born on December 3, 1958 to Dorothy and the late Lovely J. Mann Sr. He was educated in the Hartford Public School system and graduated from Bulkeley High class of 1976. He then went on to attend the University of Connecticut where he received his BA in Accounting. Lennon was currently employed with the...
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Claire E. Swallow

August 25, 2015

Claire E. Swallow, 90, of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Bloomfield, beloved wife of Harold Swallow, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Born in Irvington, NJ to the late Edward and Kunigunda Eger, she was a longtime resident of Bloomfield before retiring to Florida with her husband. Claire was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Bloomfield, worked several years as a secretary for the...
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Sandra Alice Thomson, Ph.D.

May 9, 1944 - August 25, 2015

Sandra "Sandi" Alice (Malin) Thomson, Ph.D., 71, of Churchville, MD and formerly of Manchester, beloved wife of George M. Thomson, Ph.D., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, in East Granby. Born in Hartford on May 9, 1944, daughter of the late George J. and Alice (Riskus) Malin, she was raised in Manchester and was a graduate of Manchester High School, Class of 1962. After high...
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Anthony C. Buehler, Jr.

August 6, 1924 - August 25, 2015

Anthony Charles Buehler Jr., 91 of Simsbury, was welcomed into the Lord's embrace on Tuesday the 25th of August 2015. Born in Albany, NY in 1924, Anthony was the son of the late Anthony Charles Buehler Sr. and Josephine Goetz. He graduated from Vincentian Institute, Albany, in 1941. Anthony served in the US Navy from 1943–1946 and traveled to many parts of the world while he served his...
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Chester Walter Zych

November 16, 1921 - August 25, 2015

Chester Walter Zych, 93, of Ellington, husband of the late Dorothy A. (Pierlewski) Zych, his loving wife of 56 years, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at home, surrounded by his family. Mr. Zych was born in Allegheny City., PA. At an early age his family moved to Staten Island, N.Y., where he graduated from Port Richmond High School, during his Jr. and Sr.years he attended the Citizen...
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Guillermina Baez

June 25, 1932 - August 25, 2015

Guillermina Baez, 83, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Ramon Baez died peacefully at home, on Wednesday, August 25, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was born in Puerto Rico to Felix and Gregoria (Rosario) Camacho. Guillermina came to the US with her five children, and settled in Hartford in 1968. She was a devout Catholic, and a Eucharistic minister who was active at St. Peter's Church in...
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Edith A. Carpenter

July 3, 1938 - August 24, 2015

Edith A. (Graves) Carpenter, 77, of Windsor Locks passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on Monday, August 24, 2015. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Clyde (Dick) Carpenter, 2 daughters, Alice Quagliaroli and her husband Gary of Windsor Locks and Laurie Carpenter of Longmeadow, MA, her son Larry Carpenter of Windsor Locks, her sister and best friend Nancy...
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Elvida T. Montgomery

April 3, 1927 - August 24, 2015

Elvida T. Montgomery, 88 of Hartford passed peacefully at her home in Hartford on Monday August 24, 2015. She was born in Boston, MA a daughter of the late Isaiah Engermann and Gertrude Williams and was the mother of the late Errol Tripp, sister of the late Floretta Engermann and Valdari James. Elvida resided in Hartford for the past 60 years. She loved to travel and spend time with her family....
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Julia E. Petrauskas

May 16, 1920 - August 24, 2015

Julia E. Petrauskas, 95, of Windsor, passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late George Petrauskas. Born and raised in East Granby, Julia spent over 40 years in Windsor where she attended St. Gertrude Church and retired from Stanadyne Industries. Julia is survived by her daughter Regina Martin and husband Dan of Myrtle Beach, SC, grandchildren Michael Cosker and...
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Jeffrie Lee Winchester

June 16, 1961 - August 23, 2015

Jeffrie Lee Winchester, 54, of Vernon, loving husband of Cheryl (Caldwell) Winchester, died suddenly on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at his home. He was born in Willington, on June 16, 1961 to William "Papa" Winchester and the late Marion (Pearl) Winchester. He grew up and lived in Tolland for most of his life. Jeff loved camping, spending time with family and friends, lawnmower racing, classic...
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Ruth A. Henry

June 19, 1925 - August 22, 2015

Ruth E. (Avery) Henry, 90, of Simsbury, beloved wife of the late Ira W. Henry, passed away August 22, 2015. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey to John H. and Susan A. (Smith) Avery, she was raised in Baldwin, Long Island, New York. In 1960, Ruth and her husband moved to Simsbury, raising their family here. She loved reading English mysteries, and had a flair for interior decorating and fashion. ...
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Donald W. Myers

February 6, 1930 - August 22, 2015

Donald W. Myers, 85, of Windsor, beloved husband for 46 years of the late Mary-Ellen (Stempczenski) Myers, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 22, 2015. He will forever be missed by his family and friends. Don was born February 6, 1930 in Northampton, MA to the late Daniel and Margaret (Callinan) Myers and graduated from Northampton High School in 1948. He served his country in the US Navy...
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Marie Diane Pistel

July 18, 1941 - August 20, 2015

Marie Diane Pistel, 74, of Suffield, beloved wife of the late Walter Pistel, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Born in Limestone, ME to the late Alfred and Emma (St. Pierre) Parent, she was raised in Maine and lived most of her life in the Windsor/Hartford area and was a past member of St. Gabriel Church in Windsor. Diane, as she was known, was an accountant for Royal Business...
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Bertrand Peter Williams

June 26, 1932 - August 17, 2015

Bertrand "Bert" Peter Williams, 83, of Hartford, beloved husband for 36 years of Ruth Dorothea (Webster) Williams, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015 after a brief illness at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Coast Guard, St. Marks, Grenada, West Indies on June 26, 1932, son of the late Rufus and Omie (Ogiste) Williams, he immigrated to the United States as a young man living in Florida and New...
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Kathleen Marie Guimond

October 28, 1955 - August 17, 2015

Kathleen "Kathy" Marie (Kostuk) Guimond, 59, of the Broad Brook section of East Windsor, died suddenly on Monday, August 17, 2015 with her family at her side. Born in Manchester, the daughter of Ruth (Hany) Kostuk of Broad Brook, and the late John Kostuk, she was a lifelong resident of Broad Brook. She was a graduate of East Windsor High School, Class of 1973. She enjoyed going to the beach,...
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Ruth Aili House

November 30, 1935 - August 16, 2015

Ruth Aili (Broman) House, 79, of Avon, always smiling, sassy, loving, and well loved, passed away, Sunday, August 16, 2015, on her favorite kind of day: blue sky, sun shining, and flowers blooming. Born on November 30, 1935 to August and Aili Sophia (Lindvall) Broman, Ruth lived her life fully; dancing, singing, traveling, tending to her flower gardens, playing tennis, golf, and always willing to...
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Erica Ann Bowen

May 30, 1960 - August 14, 2015

Erica Ann Bowen, 55, of Hartford, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2015, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies on May 30, 1960, daughter of the late Godfrey and Birdie (Anderson) Bowen, she had lived in Kingston, Jamaica before immigrating to the United States and settling in Hartford in 1983. Erica worked as an administrative clerk for the Registrar of Voters in the...
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Robert S. Reid

January 28, 1942 - August 14, 2015

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Robert "Tiny" Shearer Reid, 73 of Tolland, devoted husband of 50 years to Peggy (Buckley) Reid, announces his passing on Friday, August 14, 2015 at Rockville General Hospital. Tiny was born in Manchester to the late Raymond and Viola (Shearer) Reid. He attended Manchester Public Schools and graduated from Wilbraham Monson Academy in Monson,...
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Donald Wesley Wilson

June 21, 1935 - August 13, 2015

Donald Wesley Wilson, 80, of Avon, beloved husband of Joyce (Breeze) Wilson for 58 years, passed away suddenly, Thursday, August 13, 2015. Born in Salisbury, NC, son of the late Clyde and Julia (Gaskey) Wilson, he was raised in Hamlet, NC. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He and his family were charter members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamlet. He served in the US Army during the Korean War...
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Karen Anne O'Brien, M.D.

July 5, 1960 - August 12, 2015

Karen Anne O'Brien, M.D., of Lititz, PA, passed away unexpectedly of heart failure at her home on August 12, 2015. Formerly of Windsor, CT, Karen was born in Hartford on July 5, 1960 and was a graduate of Loomis Chaffee School. She graduated from Smith College and later received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. Karen relocated to Pennsylvania to complete her residency...
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Marilyn Cordtsen

August 13, 1928 - August 11, 2015

Marilyn "Lynn" (Tuttle) Cordtsen, 86, of Hallowell, Maine and formerly of Ellington, wife of the late Clyde A. Cordtsen, Jr., struggle with Alzheimer's came to an end on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. She was born in Augusta, Maine, the daughter of the late Joseph Harold Tuttle and Alberta (Luce) Tuttle Crommett. Lynn graduated from Cony High School in Augusta, Maine in 1944, and Burdett College in...
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James Nikolis

April 18, 1933 - August 11, 2015

James "Jim" Nikolis, 82, of Windsor, beloved husband of Eleni "Helen" (Lerikos) Nikolis died peacefully on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Suffield House, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on April 18, 1933 in Sparta, Greece, the son of Christos and Maria (Karahalios) Nikolis. Jim grew up in Greece and served in the Greek Army. He immigrated to Canada...
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John Clare McKay

June 23, 1914 - August 10, 2015

John C. McKay joined his beloved wife of 72 years, Muriel Ashford McKay, on Monday, August 10, 2015, leaving a 101 year legacy of love and service to his family, friends, community and country. John was born in Fairmont, West Virginia on June 23, 1914, the son of the late Doctor Hosmere Clare McKay and Lelia Hess McKay. As a young couple, John moved his family from Wethersfield to settle in...
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Priscilla Wabrek

April 6, 1921 - August 10, 2015

WABREK. Priscilla (Drake) Wabrek, 94, of Suffield beloved wife of the late Paul H. Wabrek passed away Monday, August 10, 2015, she was born April 6, 1921 in Hartford daughter of the late Harold and Lila (Miller) Drake. She lived in Windsor for34 years before moving to Suffield in 1974. Priscilla attended Central Connecticut Teachers College and New England School of Art in Boston. She...
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Margaret T. Cumbo

August 26, 1931 - August 10, 2015

Margaret T. Cumbo, 83, of Windsor passed peacefully at the Kimberly Hall nursing facility. Born August 26, 1931 in Hartford, the daughter of the late Edward Nolan and Margaret (Banning) Nolan. She worked at Standyne for over thirty years before her retirement. Margaret had many interest in life, but her true passion was her family. She leaves to cherish her memory four daughters, Jody Storozuk of...
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Kathleen Mary McIntosh

November 17, 1949 - August 9, 2015

Kathleen Mary McIntosh, 65, of Windsor, beloved wife for 35 years of Robert Alan McIntosh passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on November 17, 1949, daughter of the late Clement and Evelyn (Brookman) Moran, she was raised in Windsor and had lived in East Hartford, Hartford, Avon, and Simsbury before moving back to Windsor 25 years ago. Kathleen...
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Daniel Wayne Bull

August 18, 1971 - August 9, 2015

Daniel "Dan" Wayne Bull, 43, of Tolland, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 9, 2015. Born in Rockville, the beloved son of Ralph and Beverly (Sutherland) Bull of Tolland, he grew up and lived in Tolland all of his life. He was employed at Blue State Coffee Company in South Windsor. He enjoyed kayaking, salt water fishing and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his...
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Peter V. Dorreman

January 9, 1916 - August 9, 2015

Peter V. Dorreman, 99, of Vernon, husband of the late May (Maglo) Dorreman, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 9, 2015. Born in Passaic, NJ, he grew up and lived there for most of his life before moving to Vernon ten years ago. Prior to his retirement in 1975, Peter was employed for over 40 years at the former Raybestos Manhatten Rubber Company. After the closing of the rubber company,...
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Frank P. McGuinness

August 3, 1930 - August 9, 2015

Frank P. McGuinness, 85, of Windsor, CT, died Sunday, August 9th peacefully at home with his family by his side. Born in New York, NY, he is the son of the late Francis & Frances (Deeney) McGuinness of Donegal, Ireland. He lived in Windsor for over 50 years and was a longtime parishioner of St. Gabriel's Church. Frank was a 3rd Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus. He also served 2 years...
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Vera C. Alft

September 18, 1918 - August 8, 2015

Vera C. Alft, of Avon, 96, beloved wife of Albert Alft died August 8, 2015. Survivors include two daughters, Janet (Bill) Newman of Avon, CT; Nancy (John) Wagner of Kenmore, WA; son, Robert (Stephany) Alft of Pensacola, FL; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Delores Korol of Mequon, WI and many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all. The family would like to...
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Ronald Lewis Jankowski

October 16, 1945 - August 8, 2015

Ronald Lewis Jankowski, 69, of Windsor, beloved husband for 49 years of Betty (Tomolonis) Jankowski, died on Saturday, August 8, 2015, surrounded by his family at his home. Born in New Britain on October 16, 1945, son of the late Lewis and Mary (Pienkos) Jankowski, he was raised in Bristol and was a graduate of Bristol Eastern High School, Class of 1963. After high school, Ron continued his...
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Mary Lou Palkovic

March 14, 1937 - August 7, 2015

Mary Lou Palkovic, 78, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Theodore Palkovic, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 7, 2015 at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford. Born in Rochester, NY to the late Frederick and Marguerite (Stevens) Lehner, she earned her degree from the Catherine McAuley College and has been a Bloomfield resident for over 40 years. Mary Lou worked as a...
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Petronella M. Cieslak

December 23, 1950 - August 6, 2015

Petronella "Nella" M. Cieslak, 64, of Windsor, passed away at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by her family on Thursday, August 6, 2015. She was born in Germany on December 23, 1950, daughter of the late Marian Cieslak and Helena (Newalonna) Cieslak, and moved to Windsor, CT with her family as a small child. Nella graduated from Windsor High School and received her bachelor's degree from the...
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David Andrew Martocci

October 9, 1964 - August 5, 2015

After a long courageous fight, David Andrew Martocci, 50, of South Windsor, loving son of Arlene (Luchina) Martocci and the late Michael Martocci, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Hartford on October 9, 1964 and lived in South Windsor all his life. He attended schools in South Windsor and worked for the local farmers at age 10, before...
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John Chipman

November 23, 1936 - August 4, 2015

John "Jack" Chipman, 78, of Somers, loving husband of 23 years to Mary Jane (Borgstrom) Chipman, passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 with his family at his side. Born in Torrington, the son of the late John and Ruana (Carter) Chipman, he grew up in Winsted and lived in Tolland before moving to Somers in 1990. Prior to his retirement in 1992, Jack was employed...
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Mary F. Huguley

April 25, 1936 - August 4, 2015

Mary F. Huguley, 79, of Hartford, went to her eternal rest with the Lord on Tuesday, August 04, 2015 at her home. Born in Lanett, AL to the late Eugene and Lillie (Harrington) Huguley, she grew up in Alabama and has been a resident of Hartford for over 60 years. Mary was the Pastor at the Anointed House of Prayer Church of Deliverance in Hartford and enjoyed reading and cooking in her spare time....
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Carol A. Bussolini

June 11, 1937 - August 4, 2015

Carol A. Bussolini, 78, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of Paul P. Bussolini, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at her home. She was born June 11, 1937 in Boston, MA the daughter of the late Thomas Fennessy. After graduating high school Carol attended culinary school. Throughout her life Carol loved to cook and bake bread. She was an avid collector of frog related memoribilia and had...
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Luigi Danail Small

October 9, 1984 - August 3, 2015

Luigi Danail Small, 30, of Stamford, CT, beloved husband of Natasha (Dickenson)Small, died peacefully on Monday, August 3, 2015 at Stamford Hospital, surrounded by his family. Luigi was born in Clarendon, Jamaica, to Lorna (Cummings) McKenzie and the late Henry Small. Luigi came to United States in 2005 and settled in Stamford. He attended SUNY Maritime College, where he received a Bachelor's...
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Linda Elizabeth Smith Moriarty Bennett

November 9, 1944 - August 3, 2015

Linda Elizabeth Smith Moriarty Bennett 70 of Manchester, CT passed away peacefully on August 3, 2015 surrounded by her family, friends and live music. Linda is preceded by her father David Timothy Smith, her first husband and love of her life Michael Joseph Moriarty Jr. and her second Husband Marnee Wayne Bennett. Linda is the beloved Daughter of Elsie Roberta Smith who will miss her dearly....
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Donald J. Hartl

April 24, 1942 - August 3, 2015

Donald J. Hartl, 73, of Chester VT, formerly of South Windsor, beloved husband of Linda (Anderson) Hartl, died peacefully on Monday, August 3, 2015 in South Windsor surrounded by his family. Donald was born in East Hartford, CT, on April 24, 1942 to Joseph J. and Mary (Roginka) Hartl. He attended East Hartford High School before beginning a 40 year-long career at The Carlyle Johnson Machine...
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Kayla Marie McKinney

May 25, 1994 - August 2, 2015

Kayla "KK" Marie McKinney, 21, of Manchester and formerly of Vernon and Avon, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 2, 2015. Born in Hartford, the daughter of Thomas McKinney of Vernon and Dena (Barracato) Heise of South Windsor, she grew up and lived in Avon and Vernon before moving to Manchester two months ago. She was a graduate of Avon High School. Kayla was blessed with an effervescent...
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Charles C. Cody

January 30, 1945 - August 2, 2015

Charles R. Cody, of Windsor CT, beloved son of Gloria Vallario, died Sunday (Aug. 2, 2015) at West Haven VA Hospital. Born in Hartford he was a lifelong resident of Windsor CT. He was a graduate of Windsor High School and served in the U.S. Army and fought in the Vietnam War. He was a diehard Yankee fan and cheered for the New Orleans Saints NFL team. Charles's favorite pastime was fishing. He...
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Christopher L. Brown

March 29, 1962 - August 1, 2015

Christopher L. Brown, our beloved son, father, brother, and grandfather, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Saturday, August 1, 2015 surrounded by the love of his family. Son of Louise Bailey of Canada and the late Narval Brown, Chris was born on March 29, 1962 in Kingston, Jamaica and lovingly raised from infancy by his mother Carmetta (Anderson) Brown and father Narval Brown. He was...
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John Wayne Rivers

May 24, 1960 - August 1, 2015

John Wayne "Four Feathers" Rivers, 55, of Windsor Locks, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Hartford on May 24, 1960, son of the late S Sgt. Edmund J. Rivers, Jr. and Dawn "Morning Star" (Day) Rivers. John worked as a machinist and truck driver for Electromethods in South Windsor until his retirement in 2005. He was very proud of his...
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Oliver J. Thrall II

November 14, 1942 - August 1, 2015

Oliver J. Thrall II, 72, of Thrall Road, Windsor, Connecticut died Saturday (August 1, 2015) in Tampa, Florida. He was born in Hartford on November 14, 1942, son of the late Joseph B. and Marian (Gilman) Thrall. Mr. Thrall was a lifelong Windsor resident and prominent shade tobacco grower. He received his B.S. from Cornell University and successfully carried on the family business as owner of O....
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Stephanie Kawala

March 3, 1923 - August 1, 2015

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Stephanie "Stefania" (Staron) Kawala, age 92, on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. We surrounded her with love, appreciation, and respect as she took her last breaths. Rest in peace, Ma; not a day will go by that we, your children, won't think of you, for you have always been such a big part of our lives. ...
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Susanna M. Whitney

March 3, 1927 - August 1, 2015

Susanna (Molineux) Whitney, 88, of Avon, widow of the late Roger H. Whitney, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2015. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Paul and Dorothy (Day) Molineux, she grew up in West Hartford prior to moving to Avon in 1958. Sue had fond childhood memories of afternoons spent in Elizabeth Park, summers living above the family's ice cream shop in Ocean Grove, NJ, and...
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Margaret L. Johansen

February 5, 1973 - August 1, 2015

JOHANSEN. Margaret L. Johansen, 42, of Enfield passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 1, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born February 5, 1973 in Manchester daughter of the late Walter R. Johansen, Sr. and the late Margaret L. (McGrath) Johansen she grew up in East Hartford before moving to Enfield 21 years ago. Margaret was a bus driver for Smyth Bus Co. for the past 16 years. She...
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Nisha Shankar Donde

September 10, 1929 - August 1, 2015

Nisha S. (Hira Karnik) Donde, 85, of Avon, beloved wife of the late Shankar Donde, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2015. Born in Dhulia, India, daughter of the late Rukmangad and Dr. Prameela (Ranadive) Karnik, (of Dhulia Maharashtra and later Mumbai, India), she had lived in Avon for the past seventeen years. She had been a Biology Professor and Head of the Department of Biology at the...
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Robert Coughlin

October 24, 1939 - July 31, 2015

Robert "Bud" Coughlin, 75, of Bolton, Connecticut passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015. Bud is the son of the late Archie and Rita Coughlin of South Portland, Maine. He was predeceased by his brother, Russell Coughlin and his wife, Loretta. He leaves his brother, Raymond Coughlin and his wife Kathleen of South Portland and a niece Christina of Portland, and her daughter, Cassie; also nieces and...
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Robert G. Sunday

December 27, 1946 - July 31, 2015

Robert G. Sunday, 68, of Windsor, beloved husband of Joan (McKay) Sunday, died peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2015 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 27, 1946 in the Bronx, NY, son of the late Raymond A. and Maria (Fera) Sunday. Robert grew up in the Bronx, NY and had lived in Wethersfield and Hartford, before moving to Windsor in 1980. He served our country during...
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Ann Irene Allen

May 26, 1927 - July 29, 2015

Ann I. Allen, a retired science teacher, formerly of Windsor Ct., passed away peacefully in Seattle on July 29, at the age of 88 years. She was born in Chicago in 1927 to Felix B. Kilbride and Ellen M. Kilbride. After the bank that employed her father failed during the Great Depression, her family retreated to rural Illinois, to make do in their summer vacation house on Grass Lake, near Spring...
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William Joseph Cleary

January 16, 1953 - July 28, 2015

William Joseph Cleary, 62, of Granby, beloved husband of Janice Cleary, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at his home. Born in Hartford to the late Thomas and Ann (Rembrock) Cleary, he was raised in Canton and lived in Simsbury before settling in Granby. William served his country proudly with the US Navy and was a hobbyist woodworker and mechanic in his spare time. He enjoyed...
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Hildegard B. Kozaryn

March 30, 1930 - July 28, 2015

Hildegard (Berger) Kozaryn, 85, of Windsor, affectionately known as "Oma", beloved wife of the late Eugene "Tommy" Kozaryn, passed away, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Born in Augsburg, Germany, daughter of the late Anton and Maria (Kucher) Berger, she was extremely proud of her German heritage. She met her husband, Tommy, while he served in Germany in the US Army during W.W. II, and came to the United...
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Carolyn Sloan Leach

March 6, 1923 - July 27, 2015

Carolyn (Sloan) Leach, 92, of Granby, beloved wife for 64 years of Lendol "Tim" B. Leach, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 27, 2015, at her home. Born in Jeannette, PA on March 6, 1923, daughter of the late Carl and Hazel (Cassell) Sloan, she was raised in Jeannette, PA and was a graduate of Jeannette High School, Class of 1941. She married Lendol Leach in 1943 and the young couple moved...
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Rita Ann Cihkey

January 14, 1930 - July 27, 2015

CIHKEY. Rita Ann Cihkey, 85, of Enfield, beloved wife of the late Stanley P. Cihkey, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015. Rita, the daughter of the late James and Esther (Striegel) Jackson, was born January 14, 1930 in Los Angeles, CA, but lived in Long Beach, CA. After her marriage to Stan in 1949, they moved to Hartford, CT. In 1957, they were able to purchase their first home in Enfield....
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Edith Patten

June 1, 1919 - July 27, 2015

Edith (Kleinmann) Patten, 96, of Boynton Beach, FL formerly of New Port Richey, FL, and Hartford, CT, beloved wife of the late Richard Patten, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015. Born in Vienna Austria, she was the daughter of the late Gustav and Tini (Rothenstein) Kleinmann. She leaves a son Peter J. Patten (Sandra); a daughter Joan R. Katz (Richard); a brother Kurt Kleinmann; 5 grandchildren;...
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Lucille M. Brown

April 15, 1918 - July 27, 2015

Lucille M. Brown, 97, of Granby, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 27, 2015 at her home. Born in Hartford to the late Lyman and Iva (Ardell) Brown, she was a member of West Granby United Methodist Church and retired from Connecticut General (now CIGNA) after over 40 years of service. Lucille enjoyed gardening and loved her yearly trips to Squam Lake in New Hampshire. The family would like to...
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Donald O. Carpenter

August 1, 1927 - July 27, 2015

Donald O. Carpenter, 87, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Gloria (Barclay) Carpenter, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 27, 2015 at his home. Born in Windsor to the late Ernest and Grace (Elder) Carpenter, he served his country proudly with the US Army during WWII and has been a lifelong resident of Windsor. Donald was a member of the Manchester Citadel-Salvation Army Church where he...
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Lisa Ann DiBella

December 4, 1965 - July 26, 2015

Lisa Ann (Christensen) DiBella, 49, of Wethersfield, wife of Steven J. DiBella, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015. Born in Hartford, daughter of Howard K. and Barbara Joyce (Pobuda) Christensen of Manchester, she was raised in Rocky Hill and received her BA from St. Joseph College. Besides her husband and parents she leaves a brother Anders Christensen of Manchester and several aunts, uncles,...
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Carole M. Lee

August 27, 1942 - July 26, 2015

Carole M. (Bouffard) Lee, 72, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Robert E. Lee Sr., died peacefully on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at a local convalescent home. She was born on August 27, 1942 in Biddeford, ME, the daughter of Joseph Bouffard of South Windsor and the late Lucille (Bertrand) Bouffard. Carole grew up in Biddeford, ME and was a graduate of East Hartford High School. She was...
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Dorothy K. Dempsey

October 9, 1920 - July 26, 2015

Dorothy K. Dempsey, 94, passed away on July 26, 2015, joining her beloved husband Jack in eternal life. She was a former resident of East Longmeadow, MA. for 43 years, and more recently a resident at Suffield by the River for the past 14 years. She was born in Sprigg, WV on October 9, 1920, to parents Michael and Julia Seaman. She was a 1942 graduate of Roanoke Business College, and served in...
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Helen M. Woodford

May 1, 1927 - July 25, 2015

Helen M. Woodford, 88, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was the daughter of the late Gertrude and Harold Woodford. Helen attended Bloomfield Schools, graduating high school in 1945. She earned degrees at Dean Junior College and the University of Bridgeport. She also held graduate degrees from the University of Hartford. She...
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Bernardo Guzman

February 14, 1937 - July 25, 2015

Bernardo Guzman, 78, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2015. He was born February 14, 1937 in Puerto Rico to the late Ramon and Tomasa (Maldonaldo) Guzman. He came to the United States as a migrant worker when he was 18 years old, as such, he traveled all over the United States before eventually settling in Connecticut, where he lived in Hartford for many years. Before his...
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Albertine Thomson

July 23, 1920 - July 24, 2015

Albertine "Tina" (Arnold) Thomson, 95, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford. Born in Hartford on July 23, 1920, daughter of the late Ray and Mildred (Greeley) Arnold, she was raised in West Hartford and had moved throughout the country with her husband and her family before returning to West Hartford. In 1968, Tina moved...
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Sharon Renee Tiller

October 12, 1962 - July 24, 2015

Sharon Renee Tiller, our beloved mother, daughter, sister, and friend, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, July 24, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by her family. Renee was born in Hartford, CT on October 12, 1962, daughter of John Tiller and Dorothy (Schley) Stephenson, and grew up in Bloomfield where she attended local schools. After attending...
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William Veprauskas, Jr.

November 13, 1942 - July 23, 2015

William Veprauskas, Jr., 72, of East Hartford and formerly of Simsbury and Hartford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford on November 13, 1942, son of Concetta Veprauskas of Hartford and the late William Veprauskas, he was raised in Hartford and had lived in Mansfield and Simsbury before moving to East Hartford two years ago. He leaves two...
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Alma Joan Starks

September 1, 1935 - July 22, 2015

Alma Joan Starks, 79, affectionately known as "AJ," beloved mother of eight, mother-in-law, grandmother of twelve, great-grandmother of thirteen, great-great-grandmother of three, and friend, passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. She was born in Hartford, CT on September 01, 1935, daughter of the late Robert Wortham, Sr. and Beatrice (Lane) Wortham. In addition to her...
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Gregory Scott Hamilton

March 21, 1962 - July 22, 2015

Gregory Scott Hamilton, 53 of Vernon, passed away unexpectedly on July 22, 2015. Born on March 21, 1962, Greg was a lifelong truck driver and supervisor, most recently at MassConn Distributors in South Windsor. Greg was born in Laconia, NH but grew up in Bristol and graduated from Bristol Central High School. Greg was the light of life for everyone he met. He always had a joke and a smile for...
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William P. Johnson AKA "Bill"

April 9, 1947 - July 22, 2015

William P. Johnson, AKA "Mumbo", "Bill", 68, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. He was battling an illness for over a year. Mr. Johnson was born in Windsor Locks on April 9, 1947, a son of the late Albert and Nellie Johnson. He was predeceased by three brothers and one sister. He was a faithful employee of the...
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Lisette Donahue Kubiak

May 2, 1942 - July 21, 2015

Lisette J. Kubiak, 73, of East Granby, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2015 at home. She was predeceased by her husband Walter and her sister Andree. She is survived by her daughters Elise and Whitney and their families; and her sisters Judith, Claire, and Marie. Lisette had a tremendous zest for life and will be missed by her family and many dear friends. Services were private. Condolences...
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Donald Francis Brennan

October 18, 1932 - July 21, 2015

Donald Francis Brennan, 82, of Vernon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Born in Manchester, the son of the late Francis "Hook" and Amelia (St. Louis) Brennan, he grew up and lived in Manchester before moving to Vernon in 1953. Donald was a graduate of Manchester High School, Class of 1950. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. He was...
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Maureen DeMartin

February 9, 1940 - July 19, 2015

Maureen C. DeMartin, 75, beloved wife of Daniel DeMartin Sr., passed away on Sunday July 19, 2015, at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Hartford to the late Charles and Cecilia (Dube) Connell, and grew up in East Hartford, graduating from East Hartford High School class of 1958. Maureen would marry the love of her life and settle in South Windsor where she was a parishioner of Saint...
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Todd Randolph Nolan

May 4, 1975 - July 19, 2015

Todd Randolph Nolan, 40, of Enfield, passed away suddenly on July 19, 2015, in Rhode Island. He was born May 4, 1975, in Hartford. He was a graduate of both Ben Bronz Academy and Northwest Catholic High School, in West Hartford, and served with the U.S. Navy. He was employed by AdamsAhearn Sign Solutions of Hartford. He was an avid SCUBA diver and Member of Washington Lodge No. 70. He leaves...
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Roy Lee Oliver

July 6, 1940 - July 17, 2015

Roy Lee Oliver, 75, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2015 at UCONN Health Center in Farmington. Born in Quincy, FL to the late Ozie and Maudie (Chukes) Oliver, he was raised in Florida and lived most of his life in Hartford and Windsor before settling in Bloomfield over 5 years ago. Roy served his country proudly with the US Army during the Vietnam War and worked as a...
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Ludlow O. Anderson

July 29, 1947 - July 17, 2015

Ludlow "Jimmy" O. Anderson, 67, of Windsor, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. A West Indian native, Jimmy was born in Brown's Town, St. Ann, Jamaica on July 29, 1947, son of the late Miriam Marson Thomas Lynch and grandson of the late Solomon Marson Thomas and Catherine Edwards. He came to the United States in 1967 and...
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Ann M. Kramer

May 25, 1926 - July 17, 2015

Ann M. Kramer, 89, of Granby, beloved wife of the late Frank T. Kramer, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2015 in Granby. Born in Hartford on May 25, 1926, daughter of the late Michael and Agnes (Maddaluno) Montano, she was raised in Hartford and was a graduate of Weaver High School, Class of 1944. Ann and her husband moved from Hartford to Granby in 1955 where they started a family...
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Marjorie Jeanette Abbott

July 16, 2015

Marjorie Jeanette (Gadson) Abbott, age 96, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Thursday, July 16, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Lester Abbott. Marjorie was one of six children born in Hartford, Connecticut to J. Rufus Gadsden and Flora (Biggs) Gadsden. She went to Weaver High School in Hartford, CT from 1932—1936. While in high...
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Richard S. Czelazewicz

November 21, 1950 - July 16, 2015

Richard S. Czelazewicz, 64, of Windsor, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 in the West Haven VA Medical Center. He was born on November 21, 1950 in Hartford and honorably served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam Era. He leaves his son, Richard, Jr. and mother, Jennie as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. His family will receive friends at Carmon Funeral...
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George F. Elliott, Jr.

August 25, 1931 - July 16, 2015

George F. Elliott, Jr., 83, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Thursday, July 16, at Manchester Memorial Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Crawford) Elliott for 59 years. George was born in New Rochelle, NY, on August 25, 1931, son of the late George F. Elliott and Dorothy (Hinckley) Elliott. After completing his public schooling in Harrison, NY, he...
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Astrid A. Morrow

June 29, 1920 - July 16, 2015

Astrid A. Morrow, 95, of Westfield, MA, died Thursday July 16, 2015 at the Governor's Center. Astrid was born in New Britain to the late J. Edward and Alma Abrahamson. She grew up in New Britain and would marry the love of her life, Charles E. Morrow, and settle in Bristol to raise her family. She later moved to Hyannis, MA and then Westfield, MA. Astrid was a homemaker, wife and mother above...
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Joseph V. Caldeira, Jr.

April 23, 1928 - July 16, 2015

CALDEIRA. Joseph V. Caldeira, Jr., 87, of Bloomfield beloved husband of Nancy A. (Gough) Caldeira passed away at home surrounded by his loving family Thursday, July 16, 2015. Born April 23, 1928 in Hartford son of the late Joseph V. Caldeira, Sr. and Mary (Borges) Caldeira he had lived in Bloomfield most his life. Before retiring he worked for many construction companies operating a bulldozer. ...
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Marie A. Dineen

August 25, 1929 - July 15, 2015

Marie Dineen, 85, wife of James Dineen, passed away on July 15, 2015, after a brief illness at St. Francis Hospital, with her family at her side. Marie was born in Maine, to Annie and Simeon Bouchard. Marie settled in the Hartford area where she met and married James Dineen in 1956. They moved to East Hartford in 1961 where they have resided since. Marie was a member of St. Rose Parish where...
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Margaret Granville Mair

July 13, 2015

Margaret Granville Mair died July 13, 2015 peacefully at home after a brave seven month struggle with brain cancer. She was born in 1953 in Princeton, NJ. Margaret was the Archivist of the University of Hartford, a 1975 graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and held Master's degrees in American History from Trinity College and Library Science from Syracuse University. ...
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Rita Mary Lattimer

May 13, 1943 - July 13, 2015

Rita Mary Lattimer, 72, of Granby and formerly of Waterbury, beloved wife for 36 years of John Lester Lattimer, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 13, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Waterbury on May 13, 1943, daughter of the late James and Margaret (Sayres) Houlihan, she was raised in Waterbury and was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Class of 1961. Rita worked as an office...
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Carol Anne Atkinson

May 16, 1952 - July 13, 2015

Carol Anne (Rimany) Atkinson, 63 of Avon, beloved wife of Daniel C. Atkinson, passed away Monday, July 13, 2015, after battling a brain tumor for 60 days. She was born and raised in Waterbury, daughter of the late Joseph and Veronica (Twardy) Rimany, Jr. She lived in Avon for the past twenty years. Carol graduated from Wilby High School in Waterbury and attended Endicott College and Boston...
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Riva Allison

July 13, 2015

Riva (Kotick) Allison, 102, known as Teeta to those close to her, beloved wife of the late Joseph Allison, passed away Monday, July 13, 2015. Born in Russia, daughter of the late Morris and Eva Kotick, she came to the United States after emigrating to Canada at the age of 10. After completing high school her family was able to enter the US and they moved to Brooklyn, NY. Shortly after marrying...
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Stephan Krilyno

February 5, 1916 - July 13, 2015

Stephan Krilyno, 99, of Granby, beloved husband of the late Frances (Brown) Krilyno, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 13, 2015 at his home. Born in Hartford to the late Stephen and Katherine (Mikutt) Krilyno, he was raised in Hartford and lived in Wilson for many years before settling in Granby over 40 years ago. Stephan served his country proudly with the US Marine Corps during WWII,...
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Michael S. Carter

June 19, 1955 - July 12, 2015

Michael S. Carter, 60, of Windsor, beloved husband for 38 years to Linda (Snider) Carter passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, July 12, 2015 at his home. Born June 19, 1955 in Hartford son of the late Merwin and Clara (Pelletti) Carter, he lived in Hartford before moving to Windsor 36 years ago. Michael was well known for having tag sales, he enjoyed vintage cars and motorcycles, and he loved...
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Joseph Robert Miller

October 4, 1939 - July 12, 2015

Joseph "Joe" Robert Miller, 75, of Manchester, loving husband of over 41 years to Eleanor (Wendhiser) Miller, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 12, 2015 with his family at his side. Born in Chesterfield, the son of the late Irving and Mildred (Wernikoff) Miller, he grew up in Hartford and lived in South Windsor before moving to Manchester 38 years ago. He was a graduate of Weaver High...
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