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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

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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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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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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Rosita Hawrys

November 16, 1929 - January 21, 2015

Rosita "Rae" (Ehrhardt) Hawrys, 85, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Woodlake of Tolland. Rae was born in East Hartford, November 16, 1929, the daughter to the late Daniel F. Ehrhardt, Sr. and Abigail R. (Sullivan) Ehrhardt. She graduated from East Hartford High School class of 1947. Rae met her husband Larry in 1953 in Las Vegas and soon after became a military wife,...
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Isabelle Makowicz

December 6, 1927 - January 21, 2015

Isabelle (Podosek) Makowicz of Ellington, CT went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Isabelle was born in Thompsonville, Connecticut, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Struziak) Podosek. She graduated from Enfield High School and the Hartford Technical School, where she completed studies in beauty culture and received her license as a registered hair stylist and...
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Panagiota P. Panagakos

November 19, 1927 - January 21, 2015

Panagiota P. Panagakos, 87, of Canton, passed away, Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Born in Anogeia, Sparta Greece, daughter of the late Panagiotis and Stavroula (Vilanea) Panagakos, she came to Canada and then settled in Brooklyn, NY, moving to Canton to be near family seven years ago. She had been employed by Brooklyn Technical School and other public schools in Brooklyn before her retirement. She...
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Sharon D. Bisson

January 30, 1962 - January 21, 2015

Sharon D. (Wojick) Bisson 52, of Vernon, beloved wife of Jeffrey S. Bisson, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at Manchester Hospital, after a long and courageous illness. Sharon was born January 30, 1962 in Willimantic, Connecticut, daughter of the late Charles Wojick and Jeannette (Chmielewski) Wojick. Sharon lived most of her life in Willimantic before moving to Vernon in 2003. Sharon...
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J. Kenneth Aldrich

November 9, 1932 - January 21, 2015

J. Kenneth Aldrich, 82, of Ellington, CT, loving husband to Patricia (Cassada) Aldrich, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Rockville General Hospital following a short illness. Born November 9, 1932 in Cheshire, CT, he was a son to the late Glen and Esther (Williams) Aldrich. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving his country proudly with the U.S. Army. Ken grew up and...
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Ralph N. Uricchio

December 17, 1929 - January 20, 2015

Ralph N. Uricchio, 85, formerly of Windsor, passed away Tuesday, (January 20, 2015) at Alexandria Manor of Bloomfield. He was born in Hartford on December 17, 1929, son of the late Marco Antonio and Margaret (Henson) Uricchio. Ralph lived in Windsor all his life and graduated from John Fitch High School, Class of 1948. He enlisted in the US Army in 1950, honorably serving in Germany, and...
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Alcide Raoul LaChapelle

March 30, 1936 - January 20, 2015

Alcide Raoul LaChapelle born in Hartford, CT on March 30, 1936 to the late Raoul and Marie (Lebel) LaChapelle died January 20, 2015. He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years Betty-Joan (Wicke) LaChapelle of Talcottville, son Douglas LaChapelle and wife Joanne Ingle of Simsbury, his daughter Dorine DeCarli of Vernon, granddaughter Erica Marie LaChapelle and fiancé Scott Barstis of...
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Thomas P. DeSisto

December 26, 1932 - January 20, 2015

Thomas P. DeSisto, 82, of Farmington, beloved husband of Rose (Dotta) DeSisto, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at his home in Farmington, CT. Thomas was born December 26, 1932 in The Bronx, New York to the late Peter and Lucy (Benevento) DeSisto. Tom grew up and lived in the Bronx most of his life. He served in the Korean War and after being honorably discharged worked for...
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Sylvia S. Quinn

March 2, 1914 - January 20, 2015

Sylvia S. Quinn, 100, beloved wife of the late Edward Quinn, passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at her home at "Cottage Quinn" in Windsor. Born in Trumbull on March 2, 1914 to the late Selma and John Stohl, she lived almost all of her life in Trumbull before moving to Windsor after she lost her only daughter, Margaret Q. Orloske, in the September 11th Terrorist Attacks in 2001. She was an...
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Jeffrey M. Daigle

September 30, 1956 - January 20, 2015

Jeffrey "Jeff" M. Daigle, 58, of Vernon, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, the son of Guy A. Daigle of Vernon and the late Charlene (Martin) Daigle (2012), he grew up and lived in Vernon all of his life. He was employed by his father, Guy A. Daigle Flooring in East Hartford. Jeff enjoyed fishing and snowmobiling. In addition to his father,...
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Mary Pat Vogel

April 4, 1928 - January 20, 2015

Mary "Pat" Vogel, 86, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Norman Vogel, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Riverside Health Care, East Hartford. She was born on April 4, 1928 in Norwalk, CT, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Walker) Juleson. She was a graduate of Norwalk High School. Mary worked as a hairdresser in her younger years. She enjoyed bowling on a league at...
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Wanda Dugan

September 21, 1950 - January 20, 2015

Wanda (Lewandowski) Dugan, 64, of Suffield, beloved wife of William J. Dugan, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford after a brief illness. She was born on September 21, 1950 in Hartford, daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Kulina) Lewandowski. A lifelong resident of Suffield, Wanda graduated from Suffield High School with the Class of 1968 and went...
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James Andrews Stevens

June 26, 1927 - January 19, 2015

James Andrews Stevens, 87, of Avon, beloved husband of Suzann (Stephan) Stevens for 56 years, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015, at home surrounded by his family. Born and raised in New Britain, he was the son of the late Lucian and Irene (Andrews) Stevens. After graduating from New Britain High School in 1945, he went on to attend Wesleyan University, where he was a member of the Psi Upsilon...
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Elisabeth von Renesse' Roberts-Nelson

December 8, 1928 - January 18, 2015

Elisabeth von Renesse' (Hohl) Roberts-Nelson, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 18, 2015 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born in Greenfield, MA on December 8, 1928 to John and Dorothy (Carey) Hohl. Betty lived most of her adult life in Tolland, CT but in recent years had moved in with her daughter, Kim of Brewster, NY. A lifelong lover of animals, Betty's love of...
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Nancy Jean Cerra

October 1, 1940 - January 18, 2015

Nancy Jean (Callahan) Cerra, 74, of Granby, beloved wife for 24 years of the late Nelson Anthony Cerra, Sr., passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on October 1, 1940, daughter of the late Harold and Edna Mae (Collins) Callahan, she was a lifelong resident of Granby. Nancy worked as an inspector for 18 years at Hamilton Standard before her...
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Roland E. Malboeuf

September 27, 1934 - January 18, 2015

MALBOEUF. Roland E. Malboeuf, 80, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Lois (Spiece) Malboeuf passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015. Born September 27, 1934 in Worcester, MA son of the late Ernest and Violet (Gagnon) Malboeuf, he grew up in Worcester before moving to Windsor over 45 years ago. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Before retiring he owned Financial Services in...
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Clarence David Stork

September 12, 1925 - January 17, 2015

Clarence "Dave" Stork, 89, of Windsor, beloved husband for 49 years of Kathleen Rose (Edgecomb) Stork, passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in New York City, NY on September 12, 1925, son of the late George Harvey and Angelina (Ventriera) Stork, he was raised in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Hartford for 11 years before moving to Windsor in 1978. Dave enlisted in...
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Brendan Monk

October 13, 1981 - January 16, 2015

MONK. Brendan M. Monk, 33, of Vernon passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 16, 2015. Born October 13, 1981 in Rockville son of Robert and Sheri (Rose) Monk of Delray Beach, FL he lived in Vernon all his life. Brendan loved fishing and traveling but most of all spending time with his family. Besides his parents he is survived by a sister, Melissa Medina and her husband Jeremy of Marlborough;...
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Diana F. Jarrett

July 24, 1940 - January 16, 2015

Diana Frazier Jarrett, 74, of East Hartford, formerly of Hartford, Manchester, Windsor, and Bloomfield, died Friday, January 16, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Jacksonville, FL July 24, 1940 to parents John Frazier and Queen Timmons Frazier Frank (both deceased). Diana was educated at Matthew Williams Gilbert High school, in Florida. Diana and her ex-husband migrated to CT from Jacksonville,...
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Michael Brian Swan

May 16, 1947 - January 15, 2015

Michael Brian Swan, 67, of Vernon, CT, beloved husband of 46 years to his devoted wife Elly (Eleanor) Swan, peacefully ended his life's journey on January 15, 2015 at Hartford Hospital Cancer Center surrounded by his loving family and dear family friends. The sole child of Ellis (Ace) and Lucille Swan was born in Mason City, Iowa and raised in Britt, Iowa. He married his high school sweetheart...
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Mary E. Vivolo

February 1, 1920 - January 15, 2015

VIVOLO. Mary E. Vivolo, 94, of Windsor beloved wife of the late Paul Vivolo passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford surrounded by her family. Born February 1, 1920 in Hartford, daughter of the late Henry and Matilda (Zuger) Stauch. Mary was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. She enjoyed reading and baking but most of all she enjoyed spending time...
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Thomas A. Krupa

June 6, 1939 - January 15, 2015

KRUPA. Thomas A. Krupa, 75, of Suffield, beloved husband of Patricia (Kennedy) Krupa passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA. Born June 6, 1939 in Suffield, CT son of the late Chester and Mabel (Syzdek) Krupa he lived in Suffield all his life. Tom served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, after serving his country he graduated from University...
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Drew Charles Goulet

August 16, 1985 - January 14, 2015

Drew Charles Goulet, 29, of Enfield, went to his eternal rest on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Born in Hartford, son of Andrew and Charlene (Jaronczyk) Goulet of Enfield. He was a 2004 graduate of Enfield High School and also attended Asnuntuck Community College with a focus in Criminal Justice. During his formative years, he enjoyed playing football, basketball, and creating works of art which...
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Esther Mae Provencher

May 10, 1927 - January 14, 2015

Esther Mae (Wood) Provencher, 87, of Longmeadow, MA and formerly of East Hartland, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at a local convalescent home. Born in Providence, RI on May 10, 1927, daughter of the late John and Jane (Bailey) Wood, she had lived in Pawtucket, RI before moving to East Hartland in 1954. Esther worked in group homes for the Oak Hill School for the Blind for...
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Kathleen L. Rafferty

August 7, 1926 - January 14, 2015

Kathleen L. Rafferty of South Windsor, Connecticut, beloved wife of the late James P. Rafferty, died peacefully on January 14, 2015. She was born in Bloomfield, Connecticut on August 7, 1926 as a daughter of the late Lawrence and Margaret D. LeHane. Kathleen attended Bloomfield schools and graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1944. Following several years of secretarial work with the...
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Joseph Lynch

March 16, 1931 - January 14, 2015

Joseph (Jay) Lynch, 83, was called home to be with the Lord on January 14, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Winsted on March 16, 1931 to the late John H. Lynch and Marie Jelsovsky of New Hartford, Joseph lived most of his life in Windsor, retiring to his Cape Cod, MA home until he moved back to Agawam, MA, to be closer to his home. He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Windsor and...
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Robert W. Fredrickson, M.D.

February 5, 1924 - January 13, 2015

Robert W. Fredrickson, MD, 90, of Wethersfield, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Born and raised in New Britain, he was the son of the late Eric and Hannah (Jarling) Fredrickson. He was a 1941 graduate of New Britain High School where he was the concert master and 1st chair violinist. He also played in the New Britain Symphony Orchestra. He attended Trinity College in Hartford where he was a...
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Walter Lee Thomas

July 23, 1950 - January 13, 2015

Walter Lee Thomas, 64, of Somers, and formerly of Tolland, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 13, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Rutherford, New Jersey, the son of the late Walter and Amy (Palmer) Thomas, he grew up and lived in Rutherford, NJ, Tolland and Ellington before moving to Somers last year. Walter was a printer and he worked for various printing companies in the area for...
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Valerian Leniart, Jr.

November 12, 1930 - January 13, 2015

Valerian "Val" Leniart, Jr., 84, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of the late Jeane (Niemiroski) Leniart, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford to the late Valerian, Sr. and Teresa Leniart, he has been a Windsor Locks resident for over 55 years and was a member of St. Mary Church in Windsor Locks. Val loved photography, taking pictures of...
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Piotr Lachmanowicz

August 20, 1977 - January 12, 2015

Piotr Lachmanowicz, 37, of East Windsor, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 12, 2015 at his home. Born in Poland, the son of Tadeusz and Grazyna (Berger) Lachmanowicz of Poland, Piotr came to the United States in 1999. He was a supervisor at ATI – East Hartford Operations, formerly Stowe Machine in Windsor since 2000. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid golfer. In addition to his...
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David Palecki

September 29, 1938 - January 12, 2015

PALECKI. David L. Palecki, 76, of Fitchburg, MA beloved husband of the late Sandra (Susinetti) Palecki passed away Monday, January 12, 2015. Born September 29, 1938 in Westfield, MA son of the late Anthony and Mabel (Tacy) Palecki and his late step-mother who raised him, Ethel Palecki. He grew up in Worthington, MA , he lived in St. Petersburg, FL before moving to Fitchburg, MA where he...
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Alyce M. O'Donnell

August 23, 1922 - January 12, 2015

Alyce Mullins O'Donnell, 92, of Bloomfield passed away peacefully on Monday, January 12 at the Seabury Retirement Community. Daughter of the late J. Francis Mullins and Mae Coughlin Mullins, Alyce was born in Brockton, MA. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 64 years, Joseph H. O'Donnell. Alyce and Joe had a unique, deep love for each other and shared a rich life together. Their...
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David Irving Peterson

November 23, 1940 - January 11, 2015

David Irving Peterson Granby, CT David Irving Peterson, 74, of Granby, CT, beloved husband for 34 years of Marilyn Way, passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015, at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in Schenectady, NY on November 23, 1940, son of the late Carl and Virginia Peterson, he was raised in Schenectady, NY and had lived in Albany, NY and Surfside, TX before moving to Granby, CT 31 years ago....
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John Patrick Mungovan

October 8, 1940 - January 10, 2015

John "Jack" Patrick Mungovan, 74, of Simsbury, beloved husband for 48 years of Meredith Ann (McClelland) Mungovan, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 10, 2015 in Avon. Born in Lowell, MA on October 8, 1940, son of the late John Henry and Margaret (Cunney) Mungovan, he was raised in North Chelmsford, MA and was a graduate of Chelmsford High School, Class of 1958. After high school he...
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Judith A. Hough

October 16, 1941 - January 10, 2015

Judith A. (Della Vecchia) Hough, 73, of Farmington, wife of the late Michael R. Hough, passed away, Saturday, January 10, 2015. Born in Southington, daughter of the late Sisto and Anna (Pompei) Della Vecchia, she was raised there and lived in Newington many years and recently the Farmington Valley for the past 23 years. A lifelong educator, she received her BA in Education from Central CT State...
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Grace M. Chester

October 27, 1935 - January 10, 2015

Grace M. (Lennon) Chester, 79, of Granby, beloved wife of Harry "Bud" Chester passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on January 10, 2015. Grace was born October 27, 1935 in Yonkers, New York and was predeceased by her parents Ruth and Edmund Lennon. Grace was the granddaughter of the late James T. Lennon, Mayor of Yonkers, New York in the early 1900's. After her parents moved the...
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Vivienne E. Mitchell

August 20, 1951 - January 9, 2015

Vivienne Elema Mitchell, 63, of Hartford, Connecticut peacefully transitioned into eternal glory on Friday, January 9th 2015. She was born on August 20th 1951 in Jointwood, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Vivienne is survived by her devoted parents Stafford and Lena Bowen; dedicated son Jerone Mitchell; and loving husband Leon Mitchell. She also has 6 sisters, Leleka Genus, Caleen Bowen, Sharon Bowen,...
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John A. Ferruolo, Jr.

August 3, 1958 - January 9, 2015

John "Jay" A. Ferruolo, Jr., 56, of Lowell, Massachusetts and formerly of South Windsor, passed away on Friday, January 9, 2015. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of John Ferruolo of South Windsor and the late Thomasene (Hayes) Ferruolo, he grew up and lived in South Windsor. He lived in Vermont and Rhode Island before moving to Lowell, Massachusetts. He was a graduate of East Catholic...
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Catherine DiFusco

March 27, 1924 - January 9, 2015

Catherine "Kate" (Cappa) DiFusco, 90, of South Windsor, wife of the late Raphael DiFusco, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 9, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Michael and Teresa (Vitale) Cappa, she grew up and lived in East Hartford and New Britain before moving to South Windsor twenty-five years ago. She worked for the former D & L...
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Thomas G. Horrigan

November 23, 1939 - January 9, 2015

Thomas G. Horrigan, 75, of Bloomfield, Connecticut, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 9th, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Tom leaves behind his beloved wife of 53 years, Suzanne (Murray) Horrigan; their four children, Heather and her husband Harry Captain, John and his wife Anna Botta Horrigan, Beth, and Jennifer and her husband Jason Cerniglia, as well as his eight grandchildren,...
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John A. Bellott

October 5, 1922 - January 9, 2015

John A. Bellott, 92, of Granby, cherished husband of 58 years of the late Mary (Neag) Bellott, passed away on January 8, 2015 in his home, after a long, happy and fulfilling life. Born in Torrington CT, the son of the late Urbano and Fortunata Bellott he lived in Torrington before moving with his wife and daughters to Granby in 1957 where his son was later born. John served in the US Navy...
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Shawn M. Overstreet

November 9, 1977 - January 8, 2015

Shawn M. Overstreet, 37, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 8, 2015. Born in Hartford, Connecticut to Cynthia J. Overstreet and Melvin D. Overstreet, Shawn is a graduate of Windsor High School and attended Eastern Connecticut State University. He received his certification for IT support before entering the U.S. Navy. Shawn was an avid basketball player, playing his whole...
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Ernesta Mary Cox

May 17, 1930 - January 7, 2015

COX. Ernesta "Betty" Mary Cox, 84, of Holly Hill, FL formerly of Windsor and Windsor Locks passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Born May 17, 1930 in Hartford, daughter of the late Michael and Maria (Guerra) Cascone she had lived in the Hartford area most her life. Betty was a waitress for 30 years and greatly enjoyed interacting with the public. She would treat everyone as if they were a...
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Daniel Walter Zajac

June 30, 1990 - January 7, 2015

Daniel Walter Zajac, 24, of Vernon, beloved son of Walter and Linda (Gagliardo) Zajac of Vernon, passed away from complications of pneumonia on January 7, 2015 in Poughkeepsie, NY. Dan graduated from Rockville High School in 2008 and earned a degree in computer science and math from Marist College in 2012. Dan was employed as a software engineer with Randstad Technologies. Despite significant...
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Joseph Peter Namnoun

April 17, 1953 - January 7, 2015

Joseph Peter Namnoun, 61 of Hartford, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital after a courageous seven month battle with pancreatic cancer. His love of many years, Marianne Schlosstein Donahue was at his side. Joe was the owner of the J. Namnoun Oriental Rug Gallery on Weston Street in Hartford, a business he started in 1985. Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, as a...
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Geralyn Jones Lyons

March 17, 1956 - January 7, 2015

She always liked to say that everything happens for a reason. And on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015, Geralyn Jones Lyons, 58, of Windsor, beloved wife of Peter Lyons, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones. And now, at a time when reasons seem to fall short, we consider again that favorite saying -- "Everything happens for a reason." In our grief and sadness, we put our trust in her...
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George R. Cooke

July 7, 1924 - January 7, 2015

George R. Cooke, 90, of Ellington, husband of over 66 years to Marjorie (Holly) Cooke, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the son of the late Edwin and Patricia (Broderick) Cooke, he grew up and lived in Pittsfield, MA and Vernon before moving to Ellington fifty years ago. He was a graduate of Pittsfield High School, Class of 1942. He...
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Frances S. Ross

June 20, 1934 - January 7, 2015

ROSS. Frances S. Ross, widow of Gary R. Ross, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Hartford Hospital after a short illness. She was born June 20, 1934 in Adams, MA the only child of the late Frank and Marion (Zelazo) Bernat. She graduated from UMASS in 1956 with a degree in History. While in college, a friend helped her find a summer job working in concessions at Hammonasset State Park,...
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William Thomas Burgess

June 28, 1923 - January 5, 2015

William "Boppa" Thomas Burgess, 91, of Granby, beloved husband for 60 years of the late Lois May (Black) Burgess, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 5, 2015. Born in Wingdale, NY on June 28, 1923, son of the late Archibald and Edith (Murphy) Burgess, he was raised in Wingdale, NY and attended all of his schooling in a one room school house in the town. As a young man, William trained as a...
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Oronzo Suma

September 12, 1923 - January 5, 2015

Oronzo Suma, 91, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Maria (Gozzo) Suma, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 5, 2015. Oronzo was born September 12, 1923 in Ceglie Messapico, Italy to the late Antonio and Lucia (Basile) Suma. He immigrated to the United States after marrying the love of his life, Maria. A manufacturing foreman he had worked for Scully Machine Co. and Precision Speed Mfg....
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John R. Botticello

June 24, 1924 - January 5, 2015

John R. Botticello, 90, of East Hartford, died peacefully on January 5, 2015, at home with his loving family surrounding him. He was the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Montecristo) Botticello. John was predeceased by eleven siblings. Uncle Johnny (as this generation knew him) was born in Bloomfield, CT on June 24, 1924. He moved with his family to their homestead in East Hartford and resided...
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Elizabeth Dargati

December 17, 1936 - January 4, 2015

Elizabeth "Betty" (Hannon) Dargati, 78 of Tolland, beloved wife of George Dargati for 53 years, passed away peacefully at Manchester Memorial Hospital on Sunday, January 4th, 2015 surrounded by her devoted family. Betty was born in Hartford to the late William and Dorothy Hannon, and grew up in Tolland on her family's dairy farm. A graduate of Mt. St. Joseph Academy in West Hartford, Betty had a...
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Stanislawa Krysinski

December 1, 1926 - January 4, 2015

Stanislawa (Bielinski) Krysinski, 88, of New Britain and formerly of Hartford, beloved wife for 66 years of Franciszek Krysinski, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 4, 2015, surrounded by her family. Born in Poland on December 1, 1926, daughter of the late Jan and Janina (Zawistowski) Bielinski, she lived in Poland before immigrating to the United States with her family and settling in...
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Robert B. Janes

October 16, 1948 - January 2, 2015

Robert Barry Janes, 66 of Windsor, beloved husband, father, and brother died peacefully on Friday, January 2, 2015 at Hartford Hospital with his brother at his side. He was born on October 16, 1948 in Hartford, CT, the oldest son of the late Ernest B. and Priscilla (Lowell) Janes. Robert is survived by his wife Mary of Windsor; and children, Susan of Bloomfield and Andrew of Windsor; his brother...
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Kathleen H. Roth

January 2, 2015

Kathleen H. Roth, of Avon, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 2, 2015. Kay, as she was affectionately known, was the widow of Francis Roth. She was born and raised in New York and was the daughter of the late Daniel and Catherine Halloran. Kay was predeceased by her sisters Patricia and Dolly and brother Danny. She had a...
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Catherine Anne Pfeiffer

January 6, 1929 - January 1, 2015

Catherine Anne (Roache) Pfeiffer, 85, of Chicago, IL and formerly of Connecticut, beloved wife for 53 years of the late Edward J. Pfeiffer, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 1, 2015 in Chicago, IL. Born in Philadelphia, PA on January 6, 1929, daughter of the late Thomas and Katherine (O'Brien) Roache, she was raised in Philadelphia, PA and had lived in Glen Head, Long Island, NY for...
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Joseph C. Masiulis, Jr.

November 8, 1945 - January 1, 2015

Joseph C. Masiulis, Jr. 69, of Burlington, husband of Marianne (Golas) Masiulis, passed away, Thursday, January 1, 2015. Born in New Haven, son of the late Joseph C. and Winifred (Walker) Masiulis, Sr. he was raised there and received his BS from the University of New Haven. He earned his Master's from Southern Connecticut State University in Special Education. He lived in Burlington 38 years and...
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Ronald F. Cerri

November 5, 1930 - January 1, 2015

Ronald F. Cerri, 84, of Windsor, husband of the late Rosemary (Furey) Cerri, passed away at his home on Thursday, January 1, 2015. Born in Meriden on November 5, 1930, son of the late Silvio and Rose (Morris) Cerri, he was raised in Wallingford and was a graduate of Lyman Hall High School. After graduation, Ron attended the University of Connecticut before serving in the United States Army...
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Derek Bader Denfeld

October 23, 1989 - January 1, 2015

Derek Bader Denfeld, 25, of South Windsor, CT, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 1, 2015. Derek is survived by his parents, Deb & Chris, brother Zack, sisters Kassie, Blaize and Kristen Vermillion, wife Heather Cormier and his beautiful son Felix, who all loved him dearly. Derek graduated from South Windsor High School in 2007 and served as a youth volunteer fire fighter in South...
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Cecile Clavette

December 15, 1923 - January 1, 2015

Cecile "Sis" (Dubay) Clavette, 91, of Ellington, CT, devoted wife of Edgar Clavette, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 1, 2015 at home with her family by her side. Born December 15, 1923 in Van Buren, Maine, she was a daughter to the late Leon and Anna (Violette) Dubay. She was employed with Pratt & Whitney during the war, and later was a cafeteria cook for numerous children at a local...
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Helen Ann Bielonko

May 17, 1928 - January 1, 2015

BIELONKO. Helen Ann Bielonko, 86, of Suffield, beloved wife of Edmund B. Bielonko passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 1, 2015. Born May 17, 1928 in Springfield, MA she was daughter of the late John and Mary (Tkacz) Kucharski. She grew up in Massachusetts before moving to Suffield in 1952. Before retiring she was the secretary at Krupa Oil Co., Suffield. She enjoyed...
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James H. Doer

August 8, 1955 - December 31, 2014

James H. Doer Jr., 59, of Vernon, passed away on Wednesday December 31, 2014. He was born in Middletown, CT, on August 13, 1955, the son of James and Alma (Fountain) Doer. James was a graduate of South Windsor High School and was working at Allied Printing in Manchester for that past 8 years. He loved to bowl, play horseshoes and go fishing with friends and family. Along with his parents, James...
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Joann T. Phillips

July 5, 1961 - December 31, 2014

Joann T. Aldrich Phillips, 53, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of Augie Phillips, passed away unexpectedly with family by her side on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford to Clifford and Norma (Ripolone) Aldrich, she has been a Bloomfield resident all of her life. Joann was a generous, caring woman who gave all of herself to helping others. She loved children and was...
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Richard J. Power

October 6, 1930 - December 31, 2014

Richard J. Power of Canton Center entered eternal life on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, to join his beloved Barbara. Dick was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY where he received an undergraduate BBA from St. John's University and a Juris Doctorate from St. John's University School of Law. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and afterwards was Post Commander of the Lieutenant Lawrence...
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Juliet R. Mozzicato

February 13, 1935 - December 31, 2014

Juliet (Rancourt) Mozzicato, 79, of Avon and formerly of East Hartford, beloved wife of the late Paul Mozzicato, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014, surrounded by her family. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Raoul and Marguerite (LeBlanc) Rancourt. Julie had a heart of gold, a big smile, made friends easily and always found the beauty in life. She was loved by all who knew her. She...
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Shirley Ann Cram

June 4, 1935 - December 31, 2014

Shirley Ann (Transue) Cram, 79, of Simsbury, wife of the late Earle Darrell Cram, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Percy and Helen (Robbins) Transue, she was raised in Avon. She was Valedictorian of Canton High School Class of 1953 and Salutatorian of her Class in 1957 at Colby College. She spent her professional career as a math tutor for the Avon...
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Gotha Adele Nordberg

March 14, 1914 - December 31, 2014

Gotha Adele (Sirenius) Nordberg, 100, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Born March 14, 1914 in Helsinge, Finland, Gotha was the 14th child of Alexander and Emilia (Malmstrom) Sirenius. She was married for 52 years to Torsten H. Nordberg who died in 1990 at age 85. Gotha came to the US in 1938 shortly after marrying in Helsinki, Finland and lived in the same house in Windsor...
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Darwin Jones

June 6, 1952 - December 30, 2014

The union of Johnny Lee Jones and Rose Marie Gomez produced a baby boy named Darwin Devonne Jones on June 6, 1952 in Hartford, CT. He accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. During his childhood Darwin excelled in sports and loved basketball. He attended Weaver High where he was a star athlete. Darwin went to Shoreline College in Seattle, WA. He returned to Hartford, where he attended...
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Elaine Williams Henderson

June 15, 1950 - December 30, 2014

Elaine Williams Henderson, 64, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late Calvin Henderson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 and is now with God. Elaine was everything to everyone, family especially, but even to friends, co workers and more, she is and was a very special woman to us all. Her inner strength is beyond comprehension. Elaine lived for her husband, three children and...
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Daniel P. Dube, Sr.

March 18, 1964 - December 30, 2014

Daniel P. Dube Sr., 50, of Enfield, beloved husband of Kathryn (Girr) Dube, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at his home. He was born on March 18, 1964 in Hartford, CT, the son of Claudette (St. Amant) Beaulieu and the late Pierre Dube. Daniel grew up in Bloomfield and was a graduate of Bloomfield High School with the Class of 1982. He worked as a Pipe Fitter and was employed...
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Ernest Terry Stringer

May 29, 1931 - December 29, 2014

Ernest Terry Stringer, 83, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 29, 2014, in West Hartford. Born in Andalusia, AL on May 29, 1931, son of the late William and Alva M. (Curry) Stringer, he was raised in Alabama until the age of nine when he moved to Florida with his family. Ernest graduated from Jones High School in Orlando, FL and later trained to be a mortician. He enlisted...
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Steven C. Dunleavy

July 25, 1943 - December 29, 2014

Steven C. Dunleavy, 71, of Granby, beloved and devoted husband of Phyllis (Srubas) Dunleavy for over 47 years, passed away, Monday, December 29, 2014. Born in Hartford, son of the late Donald F. and Dorrene I. (Quiggle) Dunleavy, he lived in Granby for over 45 years. He retired from a career as a Lithographer and was an expert in the printing profession. He was a long time parishioner of St....
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Horace Thrall Sikes

October 20, 1923 - December 29, 2014

SIKES. Horace "Hally" Thrall Sikes, 91, of Suffield, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, December 29, 2014. Born on October 20, 1923 to Maynard L. and Ada Pickens, he was a 9th generation Sikes to live in Suffield. Hally was a very accomplished man, founding H.T. Sikes Tree Service in 1945, a member of numerous clubs including the Rotary Club and was a recipient of the Paul Harris...
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Marie Fernande Peru Rioual

August 25, 1928 - December 29, 2014

Marie Fernande Peru Rioual, 86, passed away peacefully on December 29. Born in Brittany France, Marie immigrated to the US with her husband of 68 years Jean Rioual. They raised 4 boys in West Hartford, CT. She worked for many years in Newington at Keeney Manufacturing and later at American Tool and Die. As well as being an avid reader, she loved to spend her time cooking and crocheting. She ...
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David A. Gebhardt

November 12, 1937 - December 29, 2014

David A. Gebhardt, 77, of Avon and Unionville, beloved husband of 43 years to Joan (Bullen) Gebhardt, died at home Monday December 29, 2014. Born in Clifton Forge, VA, to Joseph and Catherine (Cavanaugh) Gebhardt, David enjoyed many activities in life including photography, racing, and Apple computers. Besides his wife, David leaves behind a son, John Harris, a daughter, Jennifer (Gebhardt) Horn...
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Thomas T. Harrison

August 28, 1928 - December 29, 2014

HARRISON. Thomas T. Harrison, 86 of South Windsor passed away peacefully at home on Monday Dec. 29, 2014 with his loving wife of 64 years Lorraine M. (Dominique) Harrison and family by his side. He was born in Georgiana AL on August 28, 1928. Son of the late Zema R. and Ruby (Harwell) Harrison. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Veston and Vernon. He enlisted in the US Navy at the age of...
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Belva P. Forget

October 30, 1916 - December 28, 2014

Belva (Wallace) Forget, 98, of Farmington, beloved by many, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. Daughter of the late Henry and Mary Wallace, she was born and raised in Leon, Kentucky. For many years, Belva lived in Stamford, where she raised her family. She was employed by Electrolux Corp. for forty years and Bloomingdale's after her retirement. She...
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Gordon Robert Dahlstrom

December 7, 1935 - December 28, 2014

Gordon "Whitey" Robert Dahlstrom, 79, of Vernon, beloved husband of 52 years to Ann (Butler) Dahlstrom, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 28, 2014. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of the late Eric and Katherine (Kelly) Dahlstrom, he grew up in Leicester, MA and lived in East Hartford before moving to Vernon over 48 years ago. He was a U. S. Army veteran. Prior to his...
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Blanche A. Goldschmidt

July 1, 1925 - December 28, 2014

Blanche A. Goldschmidt, 89, of Rocky Hill, beloved wife of the late John E. Goldschmidt, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 28, 2014. Born in Jackson, MS to the late Edwin and Erna (Hirsch) Ascher, she was raised in Jackson and lived in Windsor and West Hartford. Blanche earned her bachelor's degree from the Chicago Art Institute, often volunteered with the Red Cross and the Science...
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Carl Kenneth Ouellette

July 1, 1947 - December 27, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carl Kenneth Ouellette, 67, of Willington, on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family one day prior to his 46th wedding anniversary to Judith (Potter) Ouellette. He was born in St. Francis, Maine, the son of Vina (Jandreau) Ouellette of Vernon and the late Leonard Ouellette (Aug. 2014). He lived in Fort Kent,...
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Carmeno M. Palmer

January 17, 1973 - December 25, 2014

Carmeno M. Palmer, 41, of Manchester, beloved wife of Lenworth B. Palmer, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 25, 2014. She was born January 17, 1973 in Clarendon, Turners, Jamaica, W.I. to the late Joycelyn White. Carmeno had most recently worked for Auto Zone as a sales representative. She was a family oriented woman with a kind heart. Her jovial spirit would light up any room she was...
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Robert M. Paine

April 5, 1931 - December 25, 2014

Robert M. Paine, 83, of Avon, husband of Elizabeth (Michaud) Paine, passed away Thursday, December 25, 2014. Born in Somerville, NJ, son of the late Michael and Rosemarie (Saleski) Paine, he was raised in Middlesex, NJ and received his BS from Rutgers University. He also held advanced degrees in finance. During the Korean War he served in the US Army, and operated Executive Planning Consultants...
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Gladys Dollimore Newton O'Leary

December 21, 1922 - December 24, 2014

Gladys "Joy" (Dollimore) Newton O'Leary, 92, of East Hartford, a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital with her family at her side. Born in Colchester, Essex, England, the daughter of the late Frederick and Ethel (Nunn) Dollimore, she grew up and lived in England before coming to the United States...
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Len Edward Allen

January 9, 1923 - December 24, 2014

Len Edward Allen, 91, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of the late Bertha (Williams) Allen, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Born in Preston, GA to the late Will and Della (Protho) Allen, he was raised in Georgia and has been a Bloomfield resident for over 50 years. Len worked for many years as a commercial truck driver for Merwin Mason Supply and Pola Building Supply. He...
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Louis J. DeRitis

September 27, 1940 - December 23, 2014

Louis J. DeRitis, 74, of Avon, beloved husband for 49 years to Valerie (Paton) DeRitis, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Born in Yonkers, NY, son of the late Joseph and Giulia (Margadonna) DeRitis, he was raised there and attended Columbia University. He served in the US Army during Korea and was employed as an engineer for Dufrane Nuclear Shielding for the last twenty years. He was the...
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Joseph A. Russo, Sr.

May 16, 1931 - December 22, 2014

Joseph A. Russo Sr., 83, of Lebanon, CT, died peacefully on Monday, December 22, 2014 at Amberwoods of Farmington. He was born on May 16, 1931 in Hartford, CT, son of the late James and Anna (Mandzuik) Russo. Joseph grew up in Hartford and served our country during the Korean War with the U.S. Army. Joseph worked for Russo Brothers Construction a business he owned and operated with his family....
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Abigail Jane Langschultz

February 26, 2014 - December 22, 2014

Abigail Jane Langschultz passed away at home Monday, December 22 after a lifelong struggle with Epidermolysis Bullosa. During Abbie's brief 10 months with us, our brave and smart baby girl touched many lives with her sweet personality, sparkling eyes, and inspiring smile. She is the daughter of Kenneth J. Langschultz and Carrie (Bates) Langschultz of West Hartford. Beside her parents, Abigail...
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Anne S. Kremer

December 18, 1923 - December 20, 2014

Anne S. Kremer, 91, of Simsbury, CT and formerly of Wantagh, New York passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 20, 2014 in Granby, CT. Born in Lansford, PA on December 18, 1923, daughter of the late Paul Horesh and Suzanna (Neznamy) Horesh, she was raised in Manhasset, NY. On January 13, 1945 she married her husband Ladislav "Laddy" Kremer. Together they made their home in Wantagh for most...
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Catherine F. Eastwood

November 11, 1924 - December 20, 2014

Catherine F. Eastwood, 90, left her beloved family December 20, 2014 while at her home in Farmington. Born November 11, 1924 in Norwich, she was the daughter of the late Imbert Fellows of Norwich, and Catherine Seatter of Edinburgh, Scotland. Predeceased by her husband, William M. Eastwood IV, her son Richard Manley Eastwood, her brother Gordon W. Fellows, her sister Joyce E. Fellows, and...
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Steven Marc Frechette

October 2, 1960 - December 20, 2014

Steven M Frechette, 54, of East Hartford died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 20th, 2014. He was born on October 2nd, 1960 in Hartford, CT, the son of Ralph and Lorraine (Bertrand) Frechette. Steve was a graduate of A.I. Prince Technical School specializing in electrical wiring leading his path to start his own business automating outdated manufacturing equipment to meet today's business...
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Vincent Joseph Bifolck

July 29, 1927 - December 20, 2014

Vincent "Jim" Joseph Bifolck, 87, of Rockville, loving husband of 68 years to Carmelle (Bolduc) Bifolck, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 20, 2014 surrounded by his family. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Frank and Stella (Fioralbini) Bifolck, he grew up and lived in Hartford before moving to Rockville fifty-eight years ago. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. ...
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Cathleen A. Tupper

September 26, 1957 - December 19, 2014

Cathleen A. "Cat" Tupper, 57, of Vernon, beloved wife of Robert M. Tupper, died peacefully on Friday, December 19, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was born in Southington, CT on September 26, 1957, daughter of the late Donald Dufour and Jean Kinney. Cathleen was a graduate of Southington High School. She worked throughout the years as a bus operator for Mohegan Sun and the South...
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Edward B. Bunnell

August 12, 1933 - December 19, 2014

BUNNELL. Edward Bunnell, 81, of Suffield, CT , died peacefully on December 19, 2014. He was born on August 12, 1933 to Clarence and Lila(Bradley) in Winsted , CT. He was the loving husband of Judith (Mulvaney) for 57 years. He was predeceased by his parents, brother, Ralph, and sister, Clare. He is survived by his wife Judith, son Alan and his daughter Kimberly; son Keith and his wife Ann,...
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Walter Carl Thorner

March 7, 1921 - December 19, 2014

THORNER. Walter Carl Thorner, 93, of Windsor CT, a true gentleman, wonderful father and beloved husband of the late Ruth Catherine Byrne Thorner, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on December 19, 2014. He was born Karl Walter in Mystic, CT on March 7, 1921, the youngest of five children, to German immigrants Johann & Anna (Krohn) Thorner. Walter graduated from Weaver High School in...
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Agnes A. Shopis

February 14, 1926 - December 18, 2014

Agnes A. Shopis, 88, of Cheshire, beloved wife of the late W. Thomas Shopis, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at her home. Born in Yonkers, NY to the late Vincent and Anna (Kopil) Yash, she was raised in Bridgeport and lived most of her life in Milford. Agnes was a championship bowler, an avid golfer and enjoyed cross country skiing, sewing, quilting and cooking, but her main...
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Hilda Rose Kayan

November 7, 1923 - December 18, 2014

Hilda Rose Kayan, 91, of Vernon, beloved wife for 63 years of the late Edward James Kayan, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 18, 2014, surrounded by her family at her home. Born in Rockville on November 7, 1923, daughter of the late Carl and Pauline (Reutter) Schneider, she was a lifelong resident of Rockville and Vernon. Shortly after marrying the love of her life, together they...
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