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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

Sally Ann Kollberg

September 20, 1938 - February 26, 2015

Sally Ann Olander Kollberg, "Sweet Sally", who was loved and adored by so many, passed on February 26, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones. She died as she had lived, with great dignity, peacefully and with love in her heart. At the age of 76, Sally lost her battle to ovarian cancer. Sally was born in Rockford, Illinois on September 20, 1938 the first generation daughter of Emil and Alice (Larson...
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Richard T. Paggioli

January 23, 1937 - February 25, 2015

Richard T. Paggioli, 78, of South Windsor, devoted husband of Gail (Baldwin) Paggioli, died Monday, February 23, 2015. Born to the late Edward and Dorothy (Saunders) Paggioli in Manchester, CT. He was raised in Bolton before moving to South Windsor in 1965. He was a graduate of Manchester High School and Cheney Tech. Dick worked as an EDM operator with ABA-PGT for many years before retiring in...
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Lois McFarland

August 9, 1938 - February 24, 2015

Lois (Spindler) McFarland, 76, of Somerville, MA, beloved wife of 51 years to Henry McFarland, passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 with her loving family at her side. Born in Somerville, the daughter of the late Frederick and Grace (James) Spindler, she has lived most of her life in Somerville. She was a wonderful homemaker and also worked as a clerk for Travelers Insurance. She was a...
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William Walter Adams

August 17, 1923 - February 24, 2015

William Walter Adams, 91, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Mabel Green Adams, went to his eternal rest with the Lord on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at his home. Born in Columbia, SC to the late William and Sarah (Jackson) Adams, he served his country proudly with the US Navy during WWII and worked as a foreman for General Cigar Tobacco Co. and as a youth officer for the State of CT. Walter,...
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Santos Collazo

March 26, 1948 - February 24, 2015

Santos Collazo, 66, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, surrounded by his family at his home. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on March 26, 1948, son of the late Bernardino Vargas and Julia Medina, he was raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico and had lived in Hartford for the last 40 years. Before his retirement, Santos worked in maintenance at the Aetna Insurance Company for...
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Effie Schley Johnson

May 28, 1934 - February 24, 2015

Effie Schley Johnson, 80, of Bloomfield, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at her home. Born on May 28, 1934 in Plains, Georgia, Effie was the eldest daughter of the late Seaborn Schley and Lessie (Williams) Schley. She attended schools in Georgia and moved to Hartford, Connecticut in 1950. In 1971 she married Robert W. Johnson and together the couple settled in Bloomfield. Effie worked as...
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Isabelle E. Brown

January 3, 1916 - February 23, 2015

Isabelle Elizabeth (Blint) Brown, 99, affectionately known as "Mother", "Aunt Is", Grandma, and Granny, departed this life peacefully, on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Hebrew Home and Health Care Center, surrounded by her loving family. Isabelle went home to the loving arms of her Savior to be with her husband Edgar, her son Caleto, her mother Blanche, father Hubert, and her seven sisters...
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Anthony J. Cecere

April 8, 1925 - February 23, 2015

Anthony (Tony) J. Cecere, 89, of South Windsor, husband of 63 years to Dawn (Bouchard) Cecere, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2015. He was born in Hartford on April 8, 1925, to the late James and Antoinette (Barone) Cecere. Tony was raised in East Hartford, where he attended local schools. He was a resident of South Windsor for over 62 years. Besides his wife, Dawn, he is survived by...
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William R. Higgins, Jr.

September 3, 1946 - February 22, 2015

William R. Higgins, Jr., 68, of Windsor, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at his home. Bill was born September 3, 1946 to the late William R. and Dorothy (Glassmire) Higgins in Springfield, Massachusetts. A graduate of Agawam High School Bill relocated to the Hartford area and had lived in Windsor for over 35 years. He was a manager with Kmart for many years before his retirement...
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Katherine S. Lewis

March 1, 1951 - February 22, 2015

LEWIS. Katherine S. Lewis, 63, of Granby, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015. Born March 1, 1951 in Westfield, MA daughter of the late Michael and Doris (Orpin) Silkey she had lived in Granby most her life. Katherine was employed with Hopmeadow Rental at Wagner Ford for 18 years before working for the Mitchell Auto Group for the past 9 years. She was an avid cook and was very devoted to all...
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Jean Marie Rabe

January 15, 1950 - February 22, 2015

Jean Marie Rabe, 65, of Vernon, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late August and Lena (Fanelli) Rabe, she grew up and lived in Vernon most of her life. She was a graduate of Rockville High School, Class of 1968. She was a self-employed hairdresser in the Vernon area for over 30 years before her retirement...
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Santa L. Crispino

February 16, 1933 - February 22, 2015

Santa L. Crispino, 82, of East Windsor, beloved wife of John J. Crispino, died peacefully on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Parkway Pavilion, surrounded by her family. She was born on February 16, 1933 in Rochester, NY, daughter of the late Antonio and Michelina (Cosentino) Crispino. Santa grew up in Rochester, NY and was married to her husband John on August 8, 1953. Together they lived in...
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Olive Agatha Mayers

November 29, 1931 - February 20, 2015

Olive Agatha Mayers, 83, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Esau Mayers, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 20, 2015, in Windsor. Born in Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies on November 29, 1931, daughter of the late Albert and Adina (Morrison) Scott, she was raised in Clarendon, Jamaica and had lived in Hartford since immigrating to the United States in 1968. Olive was a retiree of Advo...
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Mark S. Fuller

March 14, 1956 - February 20, 2015

Mark S. Fuller, 58, of South Windsor, loving husband of 35 years to Sanja (Olsen) Fuller, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Born in Springfield, the son of the late Earl and Berta (Bean) Fuller, he grew up and lived in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, and Denver, Colorado, before moving to South Windsor 17 years ago. He was the salutatorian of the Class of 1974, of Acre Brook Academy in...
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Robert E. Dembkoski

February 26, 1958 - February 20, 2015

Robert E. Dembkoski, 56, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 20, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born February 26, 1958 in Attleboro, Massachusetts to the late Edmand and Carol (Lombardi) Dembkoski. Bob was a graduate of the University of Hartford, with a B.S. in Business Administration and most recently had been a Quality Auditor for Timken Aerospace...
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Paul F. Trinks

November 19, 1930 - February 19, 2015

Paul F. Trinks, Jr., 84, a longtime resident of Windsor, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, (February 19, 2015) surrounded by his family at his home in Windsor. He was the beloved husband of Carolyn (Christensen) Trinks for 61 years, and the son of the late Paul and Augusta (Banz) Trinks. Paul was a veteran of the Connecticut Air National Guard, serving his country for over 40 years. He...
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Germanda Perez Rivera

May 28, 1936 - February 19, 2015

Germanda Perez Rivera (Manda), 78, of Manchester, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children, on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Aguada, Puerto Rico to the late Alejandro and Lucia (Rivera) Perez, she came to the US over 48 years ago and has been a resident of Manchester for 20 years. Manda loved music, cooking, collecting roosters and doing arts and...
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Beverly J. Most

April 23, 1945 - February 19, 2015

Beverly J. Most, 69, of Agawam, beloved wife of Clarence O. Most, Jr., passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. She was born April 23, 1945 in Greenfield, Massachusetts to Charlotte (Gould) Kemp and the late Reginald F. Kemp. Beverly moved to Suffield at the age of four and had attended Suffield schools, graduating from Suffield High...
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James Ellis Ingram

November 21, 1934 - February 17, 2015

James Ellis "Ray" Ingram, 80, of West Hartford, beloved husband of Irma (Boldridge) Ingram, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Kimberly Hall Nursing Home in Windsor. Born in Evergreen, AL to the late John and Wynonia (King) Ingram, he has been a West Hartford resident for over 55 years. Ray, as he was known, served his country proudly with the US Marine Corps during the...
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Elizabeth Jane Haslun

November 7, 1928 - February 17, 2015

Elizabeth Jane (Everett) Haslun, 86, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2015 at Noble Hospital, Westfield, MA, with her husband Bill by her side. Jane was formerly a resident of Granby, CT for 58 years, moving to Southwick, MA with Bill in 2012. Born November 7, 1928, in Bronxville, NY, Jane was the daughter of Edward W. and Elizabeth Jane (Bloomer) Everett, of Crestwood, NY. She leaves her...
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Charlotte C. Rogers

March 11, 1958 - February 16, 2015

Charlotte C. (Shephard) Rogers, 56, of Hartford, beloved wife of Gary W. Rogers, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, February 16, 2015. Born in Palatka, FL daughter of the late Linda (Shephard) Bowen and Joe Wright, she was raised in Hartford and graduated from Hartford Public High School. She was employed by the Hartford Board of Education at Mark Twain School as a...
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Janet V. Conway

November 7, 1942 - February 16, 2015

CONWAY. Janet V. Conway, 72, of East Hartland, beloved wife of the late Edward J. Conway passed away surrounded by her loving family Monday, February 16, 2015. Born November 7, 1942 in Brockton, MA daughter of the late Clifton and Virginia (Bowen) Phillips she grew up in Mansfield, MA before living in East Hartland where she lived for 30 years before moving to Torrington and then Simsbury. ...
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Harry C. Cornelius

August 11, 1922 - February 15, 2015

CORNELIUS. Harry C. Cornelius, 92, of East Granby, beloved husband of the late Jeanne (Austin) Cornelius, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at his home. Born August 11, 1922 in Windsor, Ct., he was the son of the late Charles and Edith (Kenyon) Cornelius and grew up in Windsor before moving to East Granby 62 years ago. Harry served with pride during World War II in the U.S. Navy on the U.S...
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Frank J. Safryn

August 25, 1942 - February 15, 2015

Frank J. Safryn, 72, of East Granby, beloved husband of Beverly (Depko) Safryn for over 51 years, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 15, 2015. Born in Camden, NJ to the late Frank and Sophie (Romanowski) Safryn, he has been a resident of East Granby for over 40 years. Frank served his country proudly for 6 years in the US Navy Submarine Service. He earned his BS in Nuclear Engineering...
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Florence E. Pelczar

December 8, 1922 - February 15, 2015

Florence E. Pelczar, 92, of East Granby, beloved wife of the late Stanley Pelczar, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 15, 2015. Born on December 8, 1922 in Tariffville to the late Isador and Emma (Krailing) Zarnowski, she has been a resident of East Granby for almost 60 years. Florence worked at the J.M. Ney Company for over 25 years in Bloomfield. She was a member of St. Bernard's...
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Francene A. Hale

January 20, 1946 - February 13, 2015

Francene (Budrejko) Hale, 69, died February 13, 2015 in East Windsor. Born on January 20, 1946 in New Britain, and was the daughter of the late Francis and Ann (Szot) Budrejko. After graduating from Mary Immaculate Academy in 1964, she worked at Ames department store and local coffee shops in the Manchester area. Francene enjoyed watching musicals, dancing, and spending time with her family. ...
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Barbara Mae Neal

September 26, 1927 - February 13, 2015

Barbara Mae Neal, 87, of Brooklyn, CT passed away peacefully on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Woodlake of Tolland, and since that moment, the music has gone out of our lives. Born September 26, 1927 in Springfield, MA, she was a daughter to the late Stillman H. and Elizabeth C. (Eldridge) Munger. Brought up in Ludlow, MA she was a graduate of Ludlow High School Class of 1945. She worked in...
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Slawomir Cholodecki

October 18, 1963 - February 12, 2015

Slawomir Cholodecki, 51, of Colchester, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015. He was born October 18, 1963 in Poland to Helena (Stachowska) Cholodecka and the late Piotr Cholodecki. Slawomir was currently a Supervisor at Columbia Manufacturing Inc. in Columbia. He was a very well read man and quite knowledgable about a wide range of things. He loved a good joke and had a great sense of...
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Dorothea Waddock-Mortier

August 12, 1924 - February 12, 2015

Dorothea (Oley) Waddock-Mortier, 90, of Hendersonville, North Carolina and formerly of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Four Seasons Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC with her family at her side. She was predeceased by her first husband, John "Jack" Waddock, who she was married to for 36 years prior to his death in 1990. She was married to her second...
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Norma E. Yourous

February 22, 1918 - February 12, 2015

YOUROUS. Norma (Battistoni) Yourous, 96, of Southwick, MA beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, wife of the late John H. Yourous, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family and friend, Sharon Drenen, into the arms of her precious Lord on February 12, 2015. She was born in Westfield, MA on February 22, 1918 to the late Thomas and Domenica (Nascembeni) Battistoni...
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Joan Mildred Munro

June 13, 1943 - February 12, 2015

Joan Mildred (Willett) Munro, 71, of Ellington, joined her parents, Roger & Mildred Willett on Thursday, February 12, 2015. She is survived by so many people who she touched and who loved, celebrated and laughed with her. Her loving husband of 51 years, William N. Munro, Jr. Her four daughters and their husbands; Laurie and Eric Fraher of Somers, Tammy and David Lucey of East Windsor, Cindy...
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Dennis N. Mahoney

March 23, 1954 - February 11, 2015

Dennis N. Mahoney, 60, Ellington, formerly of South Windsor and Tolland, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at his home in Ellington. He was born in Manchester on March 23, 1954, and was the son of Viola (Nelson) Mahoney and the late James D. Mahoney. He graduated from South Windsor High School with the class of 1973. Dennis had a deep love of the outdoors. He was a...
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Mabel Ada Green Adams

March 22, 1929 - February 11, 2015

ADAMS. Mabel Ada Green Adams, 85, of Windsor, beloved wife of William Walter Adams went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born March 22, 1929 in Albany, GA daughter of the late Soloman and Katherine (Douglas) Green she grew up in Norwalk lived in Fairfield County and Bloomfield 17 years before moving to Windsor 27 years ago. Mabel was a...
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Charles R. Holcomb

July 31, 1940 - February 11, 2015

HOLCOMB. Charles R. Holcomb, 74, of West Suffield passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Born in Hartford July 31, 1940 to the late Harold and Bessie (Leahey) Holcomb. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dorothy (Landers) Holcomb of West Suffield; a daughter, Susan (Holcomb) Kipp and her husband, Timothy and two grandsons, Wyatt and Austin Kipp all of Fallston, MD. Charles was...
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Wynn M. Hollis

September 11, 1949 - February 11, 2015

Wynn M. Hollis, 65, of Farmington, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Born in Hartford, son of the late Robert and Wilma Hollis, he lived in Farmington for many years. He had been employed as a graphic designer for Work Design Co., Collinsville and was an avid fisherman. Wynn also enjoyed music and golf. He is survived by his siblings Bart, Neil, Fay, and Gloria; three nephews Cale, Lee,...
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Lorraine K. Geyer

October 20, 1928 - February 11, 2015

Lorraine K. Geyer, 86, passed into eternal rest on February 11, 2015 at McLean Home in Simsbury. She was born on October 20, 1928 in Manhattan, NY, daughter of the late Edward Zmoos and Viola (Hoffman) Zmoos. Lorraine graduated from John Adams High School in Queens, NY before relocating with her family to East Granby, CT in 1960. She worked as a secretary for Combustion Engineering in Windsor...
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Elvira Iapichino Maulucci

March 12, 1957 - February 11, 2015

Elvira Iapichino Maulucci, the daughter of Michela Mancarella Iapichino and Francesco Iapichino, departed this life on February 11, 2015. She was born on March 12, 1957 in Catania, Sicily and came to America with her family in 1968. She lived in Hartford and attended the Burr School and graduated from Bulkeley High School in 1975. After attending hair dressing school, Ellie spent the next 35...
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Christine Lintner

November 18, 1948 - February 10, 2015

Christine (Walsh) Lintner, 66, beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Lintner, passed away unexpectedly on February 10, 2015 at her home in Windsor Locks. Born in Hartford on November 18, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Richard Walsh and Catherine (Ohlhof) Walsh. Christine was a lifelong resident of Connecticut and grew up in Windsor Locks. She was a graduate of Windsor Locks High School Class...
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Virginia M. Desrosiers

February 23, 1946 - February 10, 2015

Virginia Marie Desrosiers, 68, of Windsor, devoted wife to Donald Desrosiers of forty-four years, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital with her family by her side. Virginia was born in Hartford on February 23, 1946, daughter of the late Francis Kelley and Virginia Conners. A lifelong Connecticut resident, she grew up in Hartford and attended Immaculate...
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Patricia Ann Rogalski

March 17, 1951 - February 10, 2015

Patricia Ann Rogalski, 63, of Enfield, CT, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Born March 17, 1951 in Windsor, CT, she was a daughter to the late Stanley and Sophie (Hook) Wylot. She attended Windsor High School and was employed with the Hartford Easter Seals from 1977-83. The following 12 years she worked as a quality representative for Kaman Aerospace...
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Joseph John Mozelewski

September 15, 1928 - February 9, 2015

Joseph Mozelewski, 86, beloved husband of Theresa (Bonin) Mozelewski of sixty four years, died suddenly Monday, February 9, 2015. Born in Southington to the late Felix Mozelewski and Katherine (Szala) Mozelewski, he lived in Windsor Locks and Granby MA before moving to Bloomfield fifteen years ago. He worked in the steel warehouse for Carpenter Technologies and enjoyed going to the casino,...
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Rocco Calderoni

August 17, 1932 - February 9, 2015

Rocco Calderoni, 82, of South Windsor, beloved husband of 49 years to Joanne(Dylewski) Calderoni, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015, at Hartford Hospital. Son of the late Antonio and Maria (Masci) Calderoni, he was born in Bristol, and grew up in Bristol before moving to South Windsor in 1966. Rocco owned Styles Beauty Studio in East Hartford and worked for Electro Methods in South Windsor...
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Wilma Deffke

August 19, 1926 - February 9, 2015

Wilma (Wohlgemuth) Deffke, 88, of Farmington, formerly of Simsbury, passed away peacefully Monday, February 9, 2015. She was born August 19, 1926 in Hartford, the 2nd youngest of seven children of Wilhelmina and Francis Wohlgemuth. She is survived by her brother Fred Wohlgemuth and his wife Linda of West Hartford, and her sister Gladys Russo of Avon, and many nieces, nephews, friends, and...
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Claire Veronica Burns

April 4, 1960 - February 8, 2015

Claire Veronica Burns, 54, of East Granby, formerly of Tampa, FL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the UConn Medical Center in Farmington. She was born April 4, 1960 in Oyster Bay, New York to Janice (Baker) Burns and the late Thomas G. Burns, Sr. Claire loved to garden, was an avid reader and loved Bluegrass music. She loved spending time with her cats but most especially...
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Donald James Grant

September 18, 1960 - February 7, 2015

Donald James "Jim" Grant, 54, of Vernon, loving husband of 31 years to Denise (Gaudreau) Grant, passed away suddenly but peacefully, on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at his home. Born in Ontario, Canada, the son of G. Donald Grant and the late Marie Ann (Wentoniuk) Grant, he lived in Vernon for over 28 years. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Bryant University in...
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Nathalie Marie Burbach

April 10, 1921 - February 7, 2015

Nathalie Marie (DeBoesche) Burbach, 93, of Avon, beloved wife of Henry E. Burbach, passed away, Saturday, February 7, 2015. Born in Jamaica, NY, daughter of the late Charles and Madaline (Bowman) DeBoesche, she was raised on Long Island. She graduated from Bishop McDonnell High School in 1939, attended Mt. St. Vincent College, Riverdale, NY, and received her BA and MA from Adelphi University in...
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Jane B. Jepsen

September 14, 1934 - February 7, 2015

Jane Barry Jepsen , 80, of New London, formerly of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Saturday (February 7, 2015) in her home, surrounded by her family. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Richard J. and Mary E. (Mahoney) Barry, she was raised in West Hartford, lived most all her life in Windsor, and retired to New London 18 years ago. She married Donald A. Jepsen on July 2, 1960. Her...
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Gail N. Chase

September 7, 1946 - February 6, 2015

Gail (Malbon) Chase, 68, of Windsor, CT, beloved wife of 48 years to Harold "Bill" Chase, went to join her Heavenly party on Friday, February 6, 2015. Born in Haverhill, MA on September 7, 1946, daughter of the late David R. Malbon and late Beatrice (Poore) Malbon, Gail was raised in Haverhill, MA and lived there with her family until meeting and marrying the love of her life, Bill Chase on April...
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Barbara Gagner

June 6, 1939 - February 5, 2015

Heaven received a new angel on February 5, 2015. Barbara Gagner, 75, of Enfield, was the daughter of the late John Budrick and Vera Abrams. She was the beloved wife of Andre R. Gagner, Sr. who preceded her. Barbara was a caring CNA to Alzheimer patients at Kettlebrook until her retirement. She was a devoted gardener and her gardens were her pride in which she enjoyed much of her free time. ...
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Richard W. Neri

September 25, 1955 - February 5, 2015

Richard "Rick" W. Neri, 59, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Born in Providence, RI to the late Ralph and Anna (Gliottone) Neri, he has been a Windsor resident almost all of his life. Rick loved hockey and baseball, was an avid Hartford Whalers and NY Yankees fan. He enjoyed watching the TV show "M.A.S.H." but his true love was his beloved cat "Minnie". Rick is...
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Cynthia Doyon

July 27, 1934 - February 5, 2015

Cynthia (Shannon) Doyon, 80, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Roland L. Doyon, passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at her home. She was born July 27, 1934 in Barre, VT to the late Harold G. and Alice E. (McAllister) Shannon. She moved to Connecticut as a teenager and had lived in the Hartford area until eventually settling in Windsor. Before her retirement, Cynthia worked for 24 years...
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Deanna J. Shelansky

February 11, 1941 - February 4, 2015

Deanna "Dee" J. (Williams) Shelansky, 73, of Barkhamsted, beloved wife for 39 years, of Ronald J. Shelansky, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Winchester, on February 11, 1941, daughter of the late Milton and Shirley (Ransom) Williams, she was raised in East Hartland and had lived in Simsbury for 15 years before...
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Joan Mather MacIntosh

July 27, 1931 - February 4, 2015

Joan Mather MacIntosh, 83, beloved wife of the late Aubrey Forbes MacIntosh, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Hughes Health and Rehabilitation. Joan was born on July 27, 1931 in Hartford to the late Mary (Sliney) Mather and Linwood Strong Mather. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her brothers Walter S. Mather and Linwood S. Mather Jr. Joan grew up in...
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Mitchell A. Tamiola

August 10, 1922 - February 4, 2015

Mitchell A. Tamiola, 92, of Wethersfield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Ellis Manor in Hartford. Born in Lodz, Poland, he came to Hartford in 1949 and became a U.S. Citizen. He was employed for over 30 years at the Traveler's Insurance Co. in Hartford before his retirement in 1984. Mitchell was a lifelong communicant of Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church in Hartford. He...
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Jeanne Belansky

July 23, 1926 - February 4, 2015

Jeanne (Tessler) Belansky, 88, beloved wife of the late Hyman, died on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. She was raised in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late Benjamin and Yetta (Samuels) Tessler. She was predeceased by her younger brother, Herbert Tessler, who she loved dearly. Jeanne and Hy spent 35 years in Whitestone, NY, and bravely moved to South Windsor to be closer to their grandchildren....
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Dean R. Hebb

August 19, 1942 - February 3, 2015

Dean R. Hebb, 72, of Collinsville, beloved husband of the late Cindy M. (St Germain) Hebb, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Born in Hartford, son of the late Albert and Ottilia (Aninger) Hebb, he was raised in Collinsville. He graduated from Canton High School in 1961 and served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Dean was employed by A Rotondo & Sons of Avon for 15 years, Miner Lumber,...
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Bernadette Brassard

December 27, 1926 - February 3, 2015

Bernadette (Bisson) Brassard, 88, formerly of Windsor, wife of the late Arthur J. Brassard, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Peter and Elmina (Mazorelle) Bisson, she had lived in Hartford through the 1950's and in Windsor for the next 52 years. Proud to support our country during W.W. II, she worked in a factory where she made and calibrated parts for...
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Walter Brunner

May 9, 1934 - February 3, 2015

Walter Brunner, 80, of West Hartford, beloved husband of Dorly (Forrer) Brunner, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at John Dempsey Hospital surrounded by family and close friends. Born in Zurich, Switzerland to the late Heinrich and Margaret (Weyer) Brunner, he came to the US in 1955 and was a resident of West Hartford for over 52 years. Walter served our country proudly with...
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Walter S. Podolski

August 12, 1946 - February 2, 2015

Walter S. Podolski, 68, of Tolland, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 2, 2015 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Hartford, the son of Rafaella (Sica) Podolski of Wethersfield and the late Waldermar Podolski, he grew up in Wethersfield, graduating from Wethersfield High School, Class of 1964. He went on to attend the Rhode Island School of Design before enlisting in the U. S. Navy...
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Kenneth W. Booth

June 30, 1925 - February 2, 2015

Kenneth W. Booth, 89, of Windsor, beloved husband of Candida "Dida" Booth, passed into eternal rest at Hartford Hospital on February 2, 2015. He was born in Hartford on June 30, 1925, son of the late Clarence Wallace Booth and F. Beatrice Day. Kenneth proudly served his country during World War II in the US Navy and after awaiting the invasion of Japan on Wake Island was honorably discharged in...
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William R. Smith

August 25, 1947 - February 2, 2015

William Richard Smith, 67, of Ellington, beloved husband of Karen (Dodd) Smith of 39 years, passed away suddenly Monday, February 2, 2015. William was the son of the late Melvin and Doris (Nicholas) Smith. He was born in Hartford and grew up in South Windsor. He moved to Ellington 37 years ago to raise his family. In addition to his wife, William leaves 2 sons and daughters-in-law; Brendan and...
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James Joseph Leary, Jr.

June 9, 1915 - February 2, 2015

James Joseph Leary, Jr., 99, of Windsor, beloved husband for 69 years of the late Rita (Bessette) Leary, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 2, 2015 surrounded by his family at his home. Born in Hartford on June 9, 1915, son of the late James Joseph Leary, Sr. and Helen Theresa (McCarthy) Leary, he was raised in Hartford, was a graduate of Hartford High School, Class of 1933, and he had...
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Christine Singer

December 10, 1913 - February 2, 2015

Christine (Bockhold) Singer, 101, beloved wife of the late Henry A. Singer died on Monday February 2, 2015. She grew up, married and raised a family in The Bronx. Subsequently, Christine and her husband lived in Florida and upstate New York before moving to Manchester. Her final home was at Mountain Laurel in Glastonbury. Christine was deeply concerned about others and worked diligently to...
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Cyiambhrle A. Lleggett

August 7, 1958 - February 1, 2015

Cyiambhrle A. Lleggett, 56, of Bloomfield, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015. Born in Hartford, daughter of Charlotte (Watson) Lleggett of Bloomfield and the late William A. Lleggett, she graduated from Bloomfield High School and attended the University of Hartford. Cyiambhrle was employed by CIGNA, Timex, and the JM Ney Co. She lived in Bloomfield all her life and leaves her mother, Charlotte...
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Katherine Kentfield

March 5, 1933 - February 1, 2015

Katherine (Polansky) Kentfield, 81, of Ellington, beloved wife of fifty-seven years to the late Amos Kentfield, passed away on February 1, 2015. Kathy was born on March 5, 1933, in Olyphant, PA. She was the eldest child of Nicholas and Sophie Polansky. Upon graduating from East Hartford High School, Kathy met her husband, Amos, on a blind date and they were married on June 11, 1955. They...
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Courtney M. Pitman

October 17, 1977 - February 1, 2015

Courtney M. Pitman, 37, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Rockville General Hospital. Born October 17, 1977 in Manchester, CT, she was a daughter of Karen Pitman and the late John Grotton. She was a caregiver for A Caring Hand, LLC, in Vernon and thoroughly enjoyed working with the elderly. Some of her favorite moments were spent listening to the many stories of the...
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Marian Wetjen

August 3, 1919 - February 1, 2015

Marian Wetjen, 95, of Tolland, CT, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Woodlake of Tolland. She lived most of her life in Brooklyn, NY moving to Vernon, CT in 1992, where she was a resident at Welles Country Village for many years. Born August 3, 1919 in Brooklyn, NY, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Sloane) Hallahan. She was employed at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church,...
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Wayne C. Szczepanik

December 18, 1969 - January 31, 2015

SZCZEPANIK. Wayne Clinton Szczepanik, 45, of Southwick, MA beloved husband of Holly Waterman-Szczepanik passed away suddenly Saturday, January 31, 2015 due to a snowmobiling accident on Lake Congamond. Born December 18, 1969 son of Walter Chester Szczepanik and Susan Szczepanik-Stolenberg. He is survived by his six children, Christina, Michael, Taylor, Bryce, Cyleste and Wrayna; four sisters,...
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Stephen R. Warren

June 2, 1952 - January 31, 2015

Stephen Richard Warren, 62, of Avon beloved husband of Patricia "Patrice" (Hugh) Warren, died unexpectedly, Saturday, January, 31, 2015, with his loving family by his side. Born in Portland, ME, son of the late Clifton W. Warren and Beatrice (Frost) Verry of Glens Falls, NY, he was raised in the North Conway, NH area. He attended Plymouth College in NH and later received his BA in Finance from...
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Donald Corrado Bordanaro, Sr.

January 31, 1941 - January 31, 2015

Donald Corrado Bordanaro, Sr., 74, of Granby, beloved husband for 52 years of Roberta (Dunne) Bordanaro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in New Britain on January 31, 1941, son of the late Corrado Joseph and Armine (Lauretti) Bordanaro, he was raised in New Britain and West Suffield and had lived in Granby for the last 52 years. After high...
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Patricia S. Horner

October 15, 1927 - January 31, 2015

Patricia E. (Stuart) Horner, 87, formerly of Windsor and West Hartford, beloved wife of the late Harold T. Horner, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015. Born in New Haven, daughter of the late Charles and Laura (Caswell) Stuart, she lived in Windsor for over 56 years. She was a long time parishioner of St. Gertrude Church. Pat's interests included sewing, reading, swimming, doll collecting,...
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Virginia B. Golemba

November 14, 1932 - January 31, 2015

Virginia (Bantle) Golemba, 82 of Hebron CT departed this life on January 31, 2015. Ginny leaves John H. Golemba husband of 51 years. She is also survived by her children, Brenda (Golemba) Conti and John S. and his wife Fiona Golemba along with her beautiful grandchildren, Johnny and Jessica. Ginny also leaves her brother, Warren and his wife Charlotte Bantle of Glastonbury. She was predeceased by...
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Robert C. Varvelli

March 31, 1947 - January 31, 2015

Robert "Bob" Charles Varvelli, 67 of Manchester, passed away on January 31, 2015 after ending his lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Hartford, CT on March 31, 1947, son of the late Dante Charles Varvelli and Lena Crisci. Bob lived in Manchester for the majority of his life and was a graduate of Manchester High School. He was a faithful Jehovah's Witness for over 35 years...
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Claudia Gwendolyn Jones Mallett

October 25, 1929 - January 30, 2015

Dr. Claudia Gwendolyn Jones Mallett peacefully passed away January 30, 2015 at her Bloomfield, Connecticut home with her loving husband Conrad by her side. Married to Dr. Conrad Mallett Sr. for sixty-three years Claudia's memory will be cherished by her three children, Justice Conrad Mallett Jr., Dr. Lydia Mallett and Dr. Veronica Mallett. Claudia's dear friend and special sister-in-law Norlee...
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James N. Kelly

December 22, 1961 - January 30, 2015

James N. Kelly, 53, of Ellington, CT, passed away Friday, January 30, 2015 at home following a very courageous battle with esophageal cancer. Born December 22, 1961 in Hartford, CT, he was a son to Monica Kelly Banta and the late James C. Kelly originally from Dublin, Ireland. He was a 1979 graduate of Newington High School, graduated first in his class at M.T.A. Technical School, East Hartford...
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Tom Walter Schnoor

December 5, 1947 - January 30, 2015

Tom Walter Schnoor, 67, beloved husband of Therese (Poulin) Schnoor, passed away Friday, January 30, 2015. Son of the late Walter M. and Virginia (Bartsch) Schnoor, he was born and raised in Chicago IL. Tom served in the U.S. Air Force as a Sergeant during Vietnam. He made his living as a truck driver for Prime Inc. and Winding Brook Transportation LLC. Along with his wife, Therese of over 20...
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Lucille Plante Benoit

November 2, 1927 - January 29, 2015

Lucille Plante Benoit, 87, beloved wife of the late Joseph C. Benoit, left to be with her friend and soul mate on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain. Born in Norwich to the late Leo and Elodie (Marcoux) Plante, she has been a Windsor resident for over 67 years. Lucille worked side by side with Jack to build both their, first and second homes in Windsor. She...
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Irene H. Jarvis

November 6, 1921 - January 29, 2015

Irene H. Jarvis, 93, a past resident of Manchester and South Windsor, CT, passed away peacefully January 29, 2015. Born November 6, 1921 in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter to the late Francis and Irene (Pepler) Hadden. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Jarvis in 1980. Irene was a Credit Service Manager for the Hartford National Bank, retiring after 28 years of service. She was a...
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Margaret Y. Storrs

May 13, 1948 - January 29, 2015

Margaret "Peg" Y. Storrs, 68, of Windsor, beloved wife of Richard S. Storrs, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at her home. She was born on May 13, 1948 in Hartford to the late Adam and Mary (Checko) Yesukevich. She was a graduate of the University of Hartford and had attained multiple degrees from Asnuntuck Community College as well. Peg was a registered nurse and had worked...
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Josephine L. Baracchi

July 30, 1921 - January 29, 2015

Josephine "Sue" L. Baracchi, 93, of Windsor Locks, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 29, 2015. She was born on July 20, 1921 to the late John and Assunta (DiFazio) Baracchi in Hartford. Josephine was a graduate of Weaver High School, Class of 1940. During World War II she was employed by the War Department, Springfield Ordnance District and later was employed at the Internal Revenue...
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John Reinhard, Jr.

April 27, 1923 - January 28, 2015

John Reinhard Jr., 91, of Vernon, beloved husband of 67 years to Marie (Brunswick) Reinhard, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at his home. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, he grew up and lived in Elizabeth before moving to Vernon over 67 years ago. He proudly served his country during World War II in the U. S. Navy. Prior to his retirement in 1983, John was a general foreman...
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Isaac Alfred Gray

July 18, 1981 - January 27, 2015

Isaac Alfred Gray, 33, of East Granby passed suddenly on Tuesday January 27, 2015. Born in Hartford on July 18, 1981 to the late Alfred William Gray and Rosily Cox (Gray). Isaac was a graduate of East Granby High School. He had a unique laugh, smile and was a great friend as well as listener. Isaac was an avid fisherman and enjoyed traveling to Colorado. He is survived by his mother, Rosily L....
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Mary Ella Plourde

November 14, 1932 - January 27, 2015

Mary Ella (Smith) Plourde, 82, of Manchester, wife of the late Edmund O. Plourde, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Carroll Maine, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Gertrude (Robinson) Smith. Moving between Maine and Connecticut, Mary spent 35 years in Tolland as a communicant of St. Matthew Catholic Church, she was a member of...
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Stella Chudy

March 14, 1923 - January 26, 2015

Stella (Banowicz) Chudy, 91, of Bossier City, LA and formerly of Hartford, beloved wife for 56 years of the late Stanley Chudy, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 26, 2015. Born in Poland on March 14, 1923, daughter of the late Michael and Bronislawa (Rybczyk) Banowicz. A holocaust survivor, Stella was in Auschwitz-Birkenau for two and a half years and was later brought to Germany. As the...
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Mayo Schreiber

April 23, 1932 - January 26, 2015

Mayo Schreiber, 82, of Avon, beloved husband of Beverly Jane (Stocklen) Schreiber, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015. He was born in Detroit, MI, son of the late Woldemar and Olive Dana (Mayo) Schreiber. Mayo was graduated from Millbrook School. He received his BA and MS from Trinity College and continued doctoral studies at UCONN. He was a practicing psychologist and co- owned the Guidance...
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Doris C. Blake

January 10, 1964 - January 26, 2015

Doris "Dorrie" (Cook) Blake, 51, of East Hartland, CT and formerly of Towson, MD and Alexandria, VA, beloved wife of Kevin Gerard Blake, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 26, 2015 from injuries sustained in a car accident. Born in Wurzburg, Germany on January 10, 1964, daughter of Ruth (Hampshire) Cook of Bloomfield and Charles Jeffrey Cook of Ocean Pines, MD, she was raised in Towson, MD...
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William Hamilton Taylor, Jr.

April 26, 1924 - January 25, 2015

William Hamilton Taylor, Jr. "Bill", 90, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of Nevina (Faita) Taylor, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Kimberly Hall Nursing Home in Windsor. Born in Windsor to the late William H., Sr. and Alice (Janes) Taylor, he served his country proudly with the US Navy during WWII. Bill loved taking trips on his boat and fishing, and at...
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Rabbi Howard W. Meridy, M.D.

July 11, 1940 - January 25, 2015

Rabbi Howard W. Meridy, M.D., 74, of Boynton Beach, FL, beloved husband of Sandra (Perler) Meridy, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Bethesda East Hospital in Boynton Beach. Born in Hartford to the late Saul and Ethel (Oken) Meridy, he graduated from Weaver High School in 1958. Howard earned his bachelor's degree and medical doctorate from the University of Vermont, graduating...
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Joslyn Fitzherbert Chance, Sr.

May 5, 1925 - January 24, 2015

Joslyn Fitzherbert Chance, Sr., age 89, died peacefully in South Windsor, CT on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Our beloved Joslyn, "JC", Dad, Grandpa, was born on May 5, 1925 in Porus, Manchester, Jamaica to Jane and David Chance. Joslyn attended Porus Elementary School and St. Simon College in Kingston, Jamaica. He met Leonie Victoria James in 1948 at a cricket match in Morant Bay, St. Thomas...
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Marlene P. Gibbs

October 29, 1949 - January 24, 2015

Marlene P. Gibbs, 65, of Windsor, beloved wife of Grafton Gibbs, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Born in Bridgetown, Barbados to Elsie (Ifill) Edwards and the late Livingstone Edwards, she immigrated to London, England as a young girl where she earned her degree as a registered nurse, came to the US in 1978 and has been a Windsor resident for almost 8 years....
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Reginald Trevor Howe

July 26, 1958 - January 24, 2015

HOWE. Reginald Trevor Howe, 56, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of Sharron (Tai) Howe, passed away on Saturday January 24, 2015. He was born July 26, 1958 in Clarendon, Jamaica to the late Clarence and Ellenora Howe. After immigrating to the United States, he settled in Bloomfield, CT in 1989. He was employed by Deringer-Ney and owner of Reg's Landscaping both in Bloomfield. He enjoyed sharing...
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Carl F. Borzage

February 14, 1939 - January 24, 2015

Carl F. Borzage, 75, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of Barbara (Sziksai) Borzage, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 24, 2015. He was born February 14, 1939 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania to the late Max and Mary (Wasdovitch) Borzage. He was an electrical contactor and among a lifetime of projects he had worked on the US Capitol renovations, the construction of the Library of Congress...
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Shawn David Ryer

July 15, 1976 - January 24, 2015

Shawn David Ryer, 38, of East Windsor and formerly of Enfield and Bloomfield, passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Middletown on July 15, 1976, Shawn was raised in Bloomfield and had lived in Enfield for 15 years before moving to East Windsor eight years ago. While growing up in Bloomfield, Shawn attended Bloomfield Public Schools and Howell Cheney Technical...
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Jacquelin R. Chamberlain

June 11, 1937 - January 23, 2015

Jacquelin R. Chamberlain, 77, of Hartford, went to her eternal rest with the Lord on Friday, January 23, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Jamaica to the late Caleb Stewart and Naomi Graham, she has been a Hartford resident for over 40 years and was an active member of the Full Gospel Foundation Building Ministries International in Bloomfield. Jacquelin loved the Lord and her church family,...
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Howard A. Terry

April 9, 1931 - January 23, 2015

Howard A. Terry, 83, of South Windsor, beloved husband for 61 years to Sally (Daly) Terry, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 23, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Springfield, MA, the son of Howard and Ellen (McNulty) Terry, he grew up in Longmeadow, MA. Howard was a graduate of Hampden College of Pharmacy, Class of 1954 and was a registered pharmacist for over 50 years. He was also a...
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Dominick John D'Amato

June 14, 1920 - January 23, 2015

Dominick John "Bobby" D'Amato, 94, of Windsor passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 23rd, 2015. He was born in Hartford, June 14th, 1920 to John and Maria (Barone) D'Amato. As a young man and horse enthusiast Dominick took out many trail rides from Keney Park stables in Hartford. He spoke often of the care and grooming of a beloved stallion "Black Chief". In 1941 he enlisted in the...
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James A. Thomas

January 1, 1944 - January 22, 2015

James A. Thomas departed this life on Thursday, January 22, 2015 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was born in Sparta, GA and resided in Connecticut for over 40 years. He worked for The Travelers and Phoenix Insurance Companies for over 20 years. James was full of life, and could not control that big beautiful smile that could capture your heart at any moment. He was the beloved son of the late Percy...
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Kimberly M. Ramos

June 27, 1977 - January 22, 2015

Kim St. Pierre-Ramos, 37 of Hartford went to eternal rest on Thursday January 22, 2015. Born in Hartford, daughter of Linda (Thompson) St. Pierre and Gerald St. Pierre of Hartford. Kim loved children, had great compassion for animals, the art of crafts and cooking. Besides her loving parents she leaves husband Pedro Ramos, Godson Josiah Figueroa, brothers Joe St. Pierre, Randy St. Pierre, James O...
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Paul J. Voisine

February 6, 1957 - January 21, 2015

Paul J. (PJ) Voisine, 57, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, formerly of Bristol and Torrington, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 after a courageous fight against pancreatic cancer. He was born on February 6, 1957 in Bristol and was the beloved son of Delcy Voisine of Torrington, and Alice (Mills) Voisine of Avon. Besides his parents, he leaves his sisters Lois Voisine of Avon, and Carole...
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Barbara Petrolito

September 29, 1936 - January 21, 2015

Barbara (Stepas) Petrolito, 78, of Vernon, wife of the late Salvatore Petrolito, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Rockville General Hospital. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Harry and Tillie (Guiers) Stepas, she grew up and lived in Hartford and East Hartford before moving to Vernon fifty years ago. She was a communicant of St. Bernard's Church in Rockville. ...
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