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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

Paul H. Mihalek

June 16, 1947 - August 20, 2014

Paul H. Mihalek, 67, of Windsor, beloved husband of Linda (Baker) Mihalek, passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Paul was born June 16, 1947 in Bridgeport to Florance (Binns) Mihalek and the late Stephen C. Mihalek. Paul was raised in Huntington and moved to Windsor in 1981. He had served his country as a member of the US Army during the Vietnam War. A graduate of...
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Robert B. Zile

April 9, 1927 - August 19, 2014

Robert B. Zile, 87, of Avon, passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, August 19 2014, at home. He was the husband of the late Lorraine (Bisson) Zile for 46 yrs, and the late Elizabeth (Lee) Zile for 10 yrs. He was born in Chateauguay, NY on April 9, 1927, the son of the late Rueben Robert Zile and the late Anstella (Chabot) Zile. Robert joined the United States Navy in May 1945, and served a...
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Jack Guastamachio

July 31, 1924 - August 19, 2014

Jack Guastamachio, 90, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Bettylou Guastamachio, died Tuesday, August 19th at The Village at Buckland Court. Jack was born in Norwich, son of the late Matthew and Antoinette Guastamachio. His greatest passion was flying his planes. He was a proud WWII veteran serving his country with the U.S. Army. He was self-employed after the war at Long Hill Oil Company,...
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Kenneth C. Cwikla, Sr.

December 28, 1940 - August 18, 2014

Kenneth C. Cwikla, Sr., 73, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Violet (Hall) Cwikla, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 18, 2014 at his home. Born in Hartford to the late Carl and Ruth (Slater) Cwikla, he has been a Windsor resident all of his life. Ken owned and operated Ken's Nursery and Landscaping for over 50 years and had designed the landscaping for many properties throughout...
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Theresa Marie Lewis

April 3, 1943 - August 17, 2014

Theresa Marie "Terry" (Marquis) Lewis peacefully parted from this life on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at the age of 71. She was a beloved wife to Clarence C. Lewis for 47 years and her presence is already missed. She was born, April 3, 1943, in Fort Kent, Maine to Adrien and Jeanne (Dufour) Marquis. Terry and family have resided in Rockville and Manchester, CT, for over 40 years. She was a valued...
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Richard L. Teed

March 8, 1926 - August 17, 2014

Richard L. Teed, 88, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Virginia (LaBounty) Teed, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Newport, Rhode Island. Dick was born March 8, 1926 in Springfield, MA to the late Leroy and Alice (Lamb) Teed. A lifelong Windsor resident, Dick had been a member of the Wilson Congregational Church. He served his country honorably during World War II with the United...
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Edmund Joseph Surdel

November 22, 1927 - August 16, 2014

Edmund "Ed" Joseph Surdel, 86, of Vernon, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Ed was the son of the late Andrew and Sophia (Hudzik) Surdel, and was born in Rockville and lived in the area his entire life. He attended local schools, including Manchester Community College. He was a Merchant Marine and Marine Corps veteran, serving his country proudly in the South Pacific during WWII. At...
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Cynthia Tobin

March 22, 1927 - August 16, 2014

Cynthia (Purnell) Tobin, 87, of Rockville, CT, passed away peacefully in her sleep following a short illness, on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Cynthia was born March 22, 1927 in Rockville, daughter of Ernest S. and Rose (Clough) Purnell. She was the youngest and last remaining child of their eight children. As a young woman she worked at the Connecticut Bank & Trust. In 1947...
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Felicia M. Brown MHS PA-C PH-D

February 9, 1981 - August 15, 2014

BROWN. Felicia Monique Brown, MHS, PA-C, PH-D, daughter of Willie and Gloria Brown was born on February 9, 1981 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT. She departed this life on Friday, August 15, 2014 with her family by her side at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT. Felicia was baptized at an early age at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newington, CT. She was educated in the Newington Public School...
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Herman Woodard

April 5, 1937 - August 15, 2014

Herman Woodard, 77 of Windsor, beloved husband to Annie B. Woodard, peacefully passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 at his home. He was predeceased by his father, Jerry Woodard, his mother, Dora Woodard (Pipkin), son, Edward Woodard and his sister, Mary Ann Dumas. Second eldest of eleven children, Herman was born in Jenkins, Alabama on April 5, 1937 and grew up in Choctaw County. In 1960 he...
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Georgiana Harrison

April 29, 1968 - August 14, 2014

Georgiana (Hilliman) Harrison, 46 of New Britain, peacefully passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014 after enduring a lengthy battle with cancer. In her final days and moments she was strengthened and supported with the love and care from her beloved husband Steven and children as well as countless members of her extensive family. Georgiana was a proud and dedicated mother of three beautiful...
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Sandra L. Russell

June 13, 1942 - August 14, 2014

Sandra "Sandy" L. Russell, passed away August 14, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Hartford on June 13, 1942, daughter of Helen and Gordon Russell. Sandy was a long-time employee of Bank of America, achieving status as a first female senior vice president for Fleet Bank, which eventually merged into Bank of America. She also enjoyed singing since she had a beautiful voice and was a...
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Dominic M. Mobilio

October 16, 1929 - August 14, 2014

Dominic M. Mobilio of Avon, died peacefully at home surrounded by family, August 14, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Morcone, Benevento, Italy on October 16, 1929. He came to the United States in 1938 and settled in Waterbury, moving to Avon 41 years ago. A proud graduate of Fairfield University, he earned his degree in Physics in 1954. Dominic then joined the U.S. Army,...
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Vera L. Holden

September 5, 1917 - August 13, 2014

Vera Lens (Williams) Holden, 96, of Farmington, and formerly of Barkhamsted, beloved wife of the late Albert R. Holden, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Born in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, Canada, daughter of the late Norman and Ellen (Common) Williams she was raised on the prairies of Canada. Vera later came to New York City to take a job as a model and...
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Robert J. Bernier, Sr.

May 16, 2014 - August 13, 2014

Robert J. Bernier, Sr., 88, of Ellington, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Born May 16, 1926 in Hartford, he was a son to the late Albert and Marcella (Scully) Bernier. He was raised in Hartford and joined the U.S. Navy from 1944-46. He was a veteran of WWII serving his country proudly in the South Pacific. He married Hazel (Niederwerfer) Bernier on June 12, 1948, and they...
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Ruth Moore

March 21, 1930 - August 13, 2014

MOORE. Ruth Alford Moore, 84, died August 13, 2014, at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin, VT, after a long illness. Ruth was born March 21, 1930 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of Edith Norton Alford and Alden Euclid Alford. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1948, Vermont Junior College in 1950 and The Hitchcock School of Laboratory Medicine with a degree in Medical Technology. She...
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Barbara Ann Magnesi

June 10, 1949 - August 12, 2014

Barbara Ann Magnesi, 65, of Farmington, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late William and Margaret (Conner) Magnesi, she was raised there and graduated from New Britain High School in 1967. She attended Central CT State University and had been a member of the New Britain Repertory Theatre. She was an active Girl Scout leader. She leaves her daughter...
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Lizzie B. Franklin

September 2, 1935 - August 12, 2014

Lizzie B. Franklin, 78, of Hartford, passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Rogers, TX on September 2, 1935, daughter of the late James and Mary (Williams) Franklin, she was raised in Texas and had lived in Hartford for over 50 years. Lizzie worked for many years in food service for the Hartford Public Schools. She leaves four daughters, Marie Franklin of...
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John J. Egan

July 31, 1936 - August 12, 2014

John J. Egan, 78, of Windsor Locks, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Born July 31, 1936 in Hartford, to the late Michael and Theresa (Moran) Egan, he was raised in West Hartford and graduated from Hall High School and served in the Air Force Reserve. He received his associate's degree from American International College and was employed by Emhart for many years. He later retired from McLean...
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Josephine Warshavsky

September 10, 1931 - August 11, 2014

Josephine "Jo" (Russo) Warshavsky, 82, of South Windsor, loving wife of 61 years to Sanford "Sandy" Warshavsky, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 11, 2014 at her home with her loving family at her side. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Vito and Mary (Lungo) Russo, she grew up and lived in East Hartford before moving to South Windsor 57 years ago. She was a communicant of St....
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Elizabeth M. Thibodeau

November 16, 1914 - August 11, 2014

Elizabeth "Betty" (May) Thibodeau, 83, of South Windsor, devoted wife of 50 years to the late Vernon C. Thibodeau, peacefully departed this life on Monday, August 11, 2014 after spending the morning listening to some of her favorite music. Betty grew up in Manchester, the youngest daughter of the late John "Dusty" and Marie (Glenney) May. She lived in Manchester until her marriage when she then...
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George David Fuerth

February 27, 1922 - August 10, 2014

George David Fuerth, 92, of Manchester, left this earth for his greater reward on August 10, 2014. He leaves behind the love of his life Verna (Schaefer) Fuerth. He was born in Newark, New Jersey on February 27, 1922, the son of George C. and Carrie (Nelson) Fuerth. In addition to his wife of 67 years, George is survived by his daughters Sorine (Chris) Belz and her husband Edward and Donna...
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Goldie Weintraub Greenberg Rosengarten

April 30, 1917 - August 9, 2014

Goldie (Weintraub) Greenberg Rosengarten, 97, of Vernon, passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014, from natural causes, at Vernon Manor Care Center in Vernon, CT after several years of nursing and convalescent long term care stay. Goldie was born in Hudson, NY, in 1917, one of three children, to immigrant parents, Wolf and Anna (Glaser) Weintraub. Goldie attended Hudson High School and Albany...
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John S. Mattus

September 16, 1921 - August 9, 2014

John S. Mattus, 92, of West Hartford, beloved husband of Anne Mattus, passed away peacefully on Friday August 9, 2014 in West Hartford. He was born September 16, 1921 in Hartford of the late Sergei and Daria (Rudiuk) Mattus. John grew up in Hartford and graduated from Buckley High School class of 1939. He was an active member of the All Saints Orthodox Church. John enjoyed singing in the choir...
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Kevin Butch Chandler

January 22, 1959 - August 8, 2014

Kevin "Butch" Chandler, 55, of South Windsor, loving husband of 24 years to Holly (Sargeant) Chandler, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 8, 2014 at his home with his family at his side. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Raymond and Mae (Meagher) Chandler, he grew up and lived in Wethersfield before moving to South Windsor twenty years ago. He was a graduate of Wethersfield High School...
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Patricia Ethel Board Ward

July 1, 1947 - August 8, 2014

Patricia Ethel (Board) Ward, 67, of Vernon, wife of the late Robert Ward (2013), passed away peacefully on Friday, August 8, 2014. Born in Bakersfield, California, the daughter of the late Robert and Dorothy (Vigna) Board, she grew up and lived in California and East Hartford and Manchester before moving to Vernon six years ago. She graduated from Porterville High School, Porterville, CA and...
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C. Heinz Lenkeit

July 18, 1929 - August 8, 2014

C. Heinz Lenkeit, 85, of Windsor, formerly of South Windsor, beloved husband of the late Amelia (Cassano) Lenkeit, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 8, 2014 at his home. He was born July 18, 1929 in Elizabeth, NJ to the late Karl and Ida (Kolzer) Lenkeit. A graduate of the Newark College of Engineering, Heinz went on to become a mechanical engineer, working for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for...
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Bessie M. Carrington

February 17, 1931 - August 5, 2014

Bessie M. (Harrell) Carrington, 83, of Hartford, wife of Lester Lippett, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. She was born February 17, 1931 in Webster County, GA to the late Moses and Alberta (Williams) Harrell. A Hartford resident since 1954, Mother Carrington was an active member of the St. John's Full Gospel Deliverance Church in Bloomfield, where she served on the...
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William P. Ryan

December 14, 1936 - August 5, 2014

William Patrick Ryan, 77, of Avon, beloved husband of Patricia (Regan) Ryan, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Born in Arlington, MA, son of the late Patrick and Catherine (McNaney) Ryan, he was raised in Gloucester, MA where he graduated Gloucester High School. He completed a PG year at Bridgeton Academy, Bridgeton, ME before entering Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont. At Middlebury, he...
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Harold T. Flanagan

August 14, 1934 - August 5, 2014

Harold T. Flanagan, 79, of Windsor, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 after a long illness. He died peacefully in his home with family by his side. Born August 14, 1934, in Hartford, CT, Harold was the son of the late Harold B. and Genevieve (Crowley) Flanagan. He grew up in Hartford and graduated from Holy Trinity in 1952. He also attended the Morse School of Business. In 1952 he began a...
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Maretta T. Coker

March 6, 1927 - August 3, 2014

Maretta T. Coker, 87, of West Hartford, beloved wife of the late George W. Coker, passed away peacefully on Sunday, (August 3, 2014) in West Hartford. Born in Meherrin, VA on March 6, 1927, daughter of the late Willis H. Jackson, Jr. and Lillie Mae (Knight) Jackson, she was raised in Meherrin, VA and had lived in New Britain for 17 years before moving to West Hartford in 1969. Maretta worked...
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Robert D. Parboo

January 24, 1933 - August 3, 2014

Robert D. Parboo, 81, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of Mohani (Itwaru) Parboo, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Guyana to the late Bharat and Basmattie (Singh) Parboo, he came to the US with his family in 1981 and has been a Windsor Locks resident for eight years. Robert was a member of the Saraswati Sangeet Satsang and loved being in the...
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Carmela D'Amato

March 20, 1928 - August 3, 2014

D'AMATO. Carmela "Connie Vignone" L. D'Amato, 86, of Granby, wife of the late Archangelo D'Amato passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hartford she lived in Bloomfield for 62 years before moving to Granby last year. All of her career she was a vocalist for Archie D'Amato Associates, she sang with the Bobby Kay Orchestra and later with Billy...
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Constance Hutchings

April 5, 1927 - August 2, 2014

Constance "Connie" (Perry) Hutchings, 87, of Granby, beloved wife for 60 years of the late Joseph L. Hutchings, Jr., passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Montclair, NJ on April 5, 1927, daughter of the late Winfred O. and Emilie (Junghans) Perry, she was raised in Montclair and Verona, NJ and was a graduate of Montclair High School. After marrying her...
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Valerie Dumais

September 1, 1929 - August 2, 2014

Valerie Dumais, 84, of Vernon, CT, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT. Born September 1, 1929 in St. Francis, ME, she was the daughter to the late Albert and Omerille (Jandreau) Ouellette. She was an assembler for Jacobs Mfg. until her retirement in 1986. She was a faithful member of St. Luke Church in Ellington, an avid...
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Walter S. Sadowski

September 2, 1925 - August 1, 2014

Walter S. Sadowski, husband of Joan Sadowski who passed away last Friday, departed this world on Friday, August 1, in his beloved birth-town Suffield, surrounded by loving family. Walter was born on September 2, 1925, son of the late Stanislaw and Veronica (Sobelewski) Sadowski. He grew up in Suffield and graduated valedictorian from Suffield High School (1943). He earned BSE (1948) and MS ...
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Sonia Y. Peterkin

July 7, 1949 - July 31, 2014

Sonia Y. (Malcolm) Peterkin, 65, of Hartford, peacefully passed away Thursday, (July 31, 2014) while surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Jamaica on July 7, 1949 and immigrated to the USA in 1985. She worked for various companies as well as The Aetna, where she worked for 14 years. She attended services at Calvary Church of God in Christ in Bloomfield. She leaves her husband Ralston...
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Thelma Stewart

November 11, 1932 - July 31, 2014

Thelma M. Stewart, 81, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by her family. Thelma was born in St. Catherine, Jamaica on November 28, 1932. She was a Hartford resident for the past 30 years. Thelma worked at St. Francis Hospital; it was during this time that she touched many lives with her diligence and knack for caring for the sick. When she wasn...
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Neil E. Fuchs

August 9, 1956 - July 31, 2014

Neil E. Fuchs, 57 of New Hartford, beloved father, son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away unexpectedly on July 31, 2014 while vacationing in Stuart, Florida. Neil was born in Staten Island, NY on August 9, 1956, son of Joan Salerno of Stuart, FL and the late Bob Fuchs of Satellite Beach, FL, and grew up in South Windsor. Neil preferred to spend his time outdoors whether it was hiking,...
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Henry F. Sullivan, Jr.

March 18, 1947 - July 31, 2014

Henry F. Sullivan, Jr., 67, loving husband to Lorraine Dube-Sullivan, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the VA Hospital, West Haven, CT. Born March 18, 1947 in Hartford, CT, he was a son to the late Henry F. Sullivan Sr. and Irene (Lawrence) Sullivan. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving his country proudly with the U.S. Army. Henry was employed with Cigna as a contract...
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Yath Vin

January 1, 1947 - July 31, 2014

Yath Vin, 67, of Manchester, loving wife of 49 years to Thann Muong, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Born in Cambodia, the daughter of the late Mok Vin and Yee Nget, she grew up in Cambodia and her and her husband came to the United States in 1981 and settled in Manchester. Prior to her retirement, Yath was employed by Carla's Pasta in Manchester for several years. She was a...
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Henry G. Anderson

June 6, 1946 - July 29, 2014

Henry George Anderson "Rum", 68, of Windsor passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday July 29, 2014. He was born in Annotto Bay St. Mary, Jamaica. Henry is survived by his loving wife Judith Lindsay- Anderson, his twin brother Herman, seven children, seven step-children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and host of relatives and friends....
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Dorothy Ann McKay

September 1, 1927 - July 29, 2014

Dorothy Ann McKay, 86 of Windsor, beloved wife to Joseph Peter McKay, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Hebrew Home in West Hartford. She was born in Sioux City, Iowa on September 1, 1927, daughter of the late Sam Weinrich and Bessie Thompson Weinrich, and was a Windsor resident for 65 years. On October 9, 1948, Dorothy married the love of her life, Joseph, at South Park Methodist...
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Janet Peck

July 30, 1926 - July 29, 2014

Janet (Eaton) Peck, 88, devoted wife to Leon H. Peck, passed away unexpectedly July 29, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Born July 30, 1926 in Hartford, CT, she was a daughter to the late Francis F. and Florence B. (Bartlett) Eaton. She was a resident of Ellington for 63 years, and was a member of the Ellington Congregational Church, where she was church secretary for many years. She was a member...
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Grace Soules

January 10, 1917 - July 28, 2014

Grace (Wyman) Soules, 97, of Westfield, MA, formerly of West Granby, beloved wife of the late Raymond H. Soules, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 28, 2014. She was born January 10, 1917 in Criswell, MD to the late William and Cora (Reeves) Wyman. A resident of Granby since 1920, she devoted a great deal of her life to the West Granby United Methodist Church. She was a member of the United...
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William Eugene Kendall

February 25, 1927 - July 26, 2014

William "Bill" Eugene Kendall, 87, of Windsor, beloved husband for 61 years of Jean (Hutcheson) Kendall, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Bristol on February 25, 1927, son of the late John and Grace (Thielbar) Kendall, he was raised in Bristol and had lived in Bloomfield for 42 years before moving to Windsor 12 years ago. After graduating from Bristol High...
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Michael R. Redemske

February 8, 1946 - July 26, 2014

Michael R. Redemske, 68, of Avon, beloved husband to Mary Jo (Horrell) Redemske, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at his home. Born in Chicago, IL, son of the late Emil and Marie (Rossman) Redemske, he was raised in Chicago, and received his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his M.S.T. from DePaul University. Michael served in the 107th Finance Battalion of the US...
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Anthony J. Castellani

September 30, 1929 - July 26, 2014

Anthony "Tony" J. Castellani, 84, of Avon, beloved husband to Felicia (Kancler) Castellani, passed away, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Born in Avon, son of the late Jack and Esola (Zanolli) Castellani, where he was a life-long resident. From a young age, Tony was always a hard and diligent worker tending to the family chicken farm, caddying and doing odd jobs. He later became an apprentice carpenter...
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William A. Yandow

May 12, 1943 - July 25, 2014

William "Bill" Yandow, 71, of Avon and Sarasota, FL, passed away at his home in FL on July 25, 2014. He was a long time resident of Avon and the son of Maurice Eli Yandow and Ada (Machabee) Yandow, and brother to Maurice Edward Yandow all who have predeceased him. He is survived by his former wife and lifelong partner Bonnie (Aust) Yandow, his brother's wife, Marilyn Yandow of Wethersfield and...
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Barbara Ann Barenz

April 11, 1942 - July 25, 2014

Barbara Ann Barenz, 72, of Bloomfield CT, passed away unexpectedly on July 25, 2014. Barbara was born on April 11, 1942, in Brooklyn, NY to the late Joseph and Faye (Lovaglio) Girimonti. Barbara grew up in Massapequa, NY, attended high school at Queen of the Rosary Academy in Amityville, NY, and Claremont College, NY .Barbara is survived by her high school sweetheart and loving husband of 52...
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Joan Sadowski

October 9, 1928 - July 25, 2014

Joan (Gagnon) Sadowski, 85, of Windsor Locks, wife of Walter S. Sadowski, departed this world on Friday, July 25, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her loving family and her dear friend Sue Cannon. Joan was born on October 9, 1928, daughter of the late George E. Gagnon and the late Ann Loomis Gagnon. She grew up in Unionville and was a 1946 graduate of Farmington High School. She was employed at...
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Willis E. Johnston

February 6, 1925 - July 24, 2014

Willis "Bud" E. Johnston, 89, of Vernon, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Rockville General Hospital. Born February 6, 1925 in Easton, ME, he was a son to the late Chester F. and Grace P. (Buckingham) Johnston. He was a veteran of WWII, serving his country proudly with the U.S. Navy. Bud married Christine Dixon who passed away April 9, 1995. He was a construction worker for...
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Arpad Vincze

February 23, 1922 - July 23, 2014

Arpad Vincze, 92, of Bloomfield, beloved husband for 61 years of Magdalena (Brenner) Vincze, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at his home. Born in Jara, Romania on February 23, 1922, son of the late Johan and Rosalia (Palfi) Vincze, he was raised in Romania by parents of Hungarian descent and he fought with the Hungarian Army during World War II. After the war, Arpad immigrated to the...
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William James Baltaks

May 4, 1931 - July 23, 2014

William James Baltaks, 83, of Vernon, loving husband for over 44 years to Phyllis (Gilerowitz) Baltaks, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital with his wife at his side. Born in Maywood, New Jersey, the son of the late Julius and Veronica (Burokus) Baltaks, he grew up and lived in New Jersey and Upton, MA before moving to Vernon in 1986. He was a graduate of...
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Susan C. Maiolo

February 1, 1927 - July 23, 2014

Susan (Cross) Maiolo, 87, of Suffield, beloved wife of the late Frank A. Maiolo, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. She was born on February 1, 1927, in Springfield, MA, daughter of the late Lewis Benjamin and Viola Gordon Veideman Cross. She was a graduate of W. Springfield High School with the class of 1944. Susan and her husband Frank...
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James L. Thomas

December 3, 1940 - July 21, 2014

James L. Thomas, 73, beloved husband Mary Ann (Milner) Thomas of West Hartford passed away peacefully on July 21, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Preston, GA on December 3, 1940 to the late Thomas and Lillian (Griggs) Thomas. James was a Hartford area resident for the past 60 years and was a long time employee of Pratt and Whitney before retiring in 2000. James was also an active...
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Lynn M. Rossini

November 23, 1966 - July 21, 2014

Lynn M. (O'Connor) Rossini, 47, of Avon, beloved wife of Robert J. Rossini passed away at home on Monday, July 21, 2014, after a courageous battle against cancer. Born in Hartford, to the late Rose (Arsego) O'Connor, Lynn grew up in Wethersfield . After graduating from Wethersfield High School, she went on to get an Associate's Degree at Manchester Community College. Her passion for interior...
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Helen E. Kasanowski

January 14, 1929 - July 21, 2014

Helen E. Kasanowski, 85, of Colchester, beloved wife of the late Stanley Kasanowski, Sr., passed away peacefully on Monday, July 21, 2014 at her home. Born in Norwood, MA to the late Michael and Marcella (Buja) Karpicus, she was raised in Worcester, MA and lived most of her life in Suffield before moving to Colchester to be closer to her grandchildren. Helen spent her career as a banker,...
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Iris Louise Ready

April 27, 1926 - July 21, 2014

Iris Louise Ready, 88, of Suffield, formerly of Plymouth and Stoughton, MA, passed away peacefully Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Suffield House. Born April 27, 1926 in Bristol, England, she was a daughter to the late William and Florence (Bolton) Oxenham. Iris came to America in 1946, and married John L. Ready, who passed away in 1988. She enjoyed knitting, but most importantly, spending time...
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Mark Matthew Grodzki

June 2, 1970 - July 20, 2014

Mark Matthew Grodzki, 44, of Wethersfield, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford on June 2, 1970, son of Tadeusz Grodzki of Wethersfield and the late Christine (Ochocki) Grodzki, he was a lifelong resident of Wethersfield and was a graduate of Wethersfield High School, Class of 1988. Mark started his career at Kell-Strom Tool Co. in Wethersfield before...
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Virginia S. Hale

June 26, 1938 - July 19, 2014

Dr. Virginia S. Hale, 76, of West Hartford, CT died peacefully on Saturday July 19, 2014. Her final days were spent surrounded by family, friends and the caring staff at Duncaster's Caleb-Hitchcock Health Center in Bloomfield, CT. Virginia was born on June 26, 1938 in Hartford, Connecticut, daughter of the late Edward and Gladys Shea, and spent her childhood growing up in Wilson. She excelled in...
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Mary Cecilia Weaver

September 18, 1924 - July 19, 2014

Mary Cecilia (Lynch) Weaver, 89, of Simsbury and formerly of Avon, passed away surrounded by her children Saturday, July 19, 2014. Born in San Francisco, CA daughter of the late Edward and Cecilia (Conway) Lynch. Her mother died shortly after her birth and she was raised in St. Paul, MN by her loving grandparents James and Catherine (Moriarty) Conway and aunt Julia Conway. She had worked at...
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Paul M. Hughes

July 18, 2014

Paul M. Hughes, 72, of Bloomfield, husband for 50 years to Diana (Parks) Hughes, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, as the result of an accident in Bloomfield. Born in Norwalk, son of the late Arthur Middleton Reeves Hughes and Sarah (Jay) Hughes, he was raised in Rochester, NY. His professional career was in commercial lending, first with the former First National City Bank and the New Britain...
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Josephine Newell

February 4, 1924 - July 18, 2014

Josephine (Signorelli) Newell, 90, devoted wife of the late Harry Newell of Windsor Locks, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2014 at Kimberly Hall Nursing Facility in Windsor. Josephine was born on February 2, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Anthony and Angelina (Imbesi) Signorelli. She had lived in the Hartford area for the past 55 yrs. It was at this time, she began her career at Hartford...
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Leo F. LaRiviere

October 17, 1927 - July 17, 2014

Leo LaRiviere, 86, beloved husband of Jill LaRiviere and longtime resident of South Windsor passed away peacefully on July 17, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born on October 17, 1927 in Pascoag, RI to the late Leo and Millicent (Friery) LaRiviere. He served his country proudly with the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII and the Korean War. Leo was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island...
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Thyrza Edson

May 4, 1920 - July 16, 2014

Thyrza (Lowe) Edson, 94, of Tolland and Manchester, wife of the late Parker Edson, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Born in Meriden, the daughter of the late Carey and Blanche (Austin) Lowe, she grew up and lived in Meriden for most of her life. She was a member of the Olive Branch Chapel in Meriden before it became the First Baptist Church of Meriden. She was a loving, kind...
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Sigurd H. Folstad

February 2, 1940 - July 16, 2014

Sigurd H. Folstad, of Vernon, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the age of 74. He was married to Barbara (Flagg) Folstad. Sig served in the U.S. Army and Army reserves. He worked for United Technologies Fuel Cell division for 34 years. He was an avid sportsman, world traveler, talented musician, black belt champion, avid reader, and deep thinker. Sig loved his family,...
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Theodore Herbert Cooper

March 28, 1935 - July 16, 2014

Theodore ("Ted") Herbert Cooper, 79, of Vernon, beloved husband of Rosalind (Cohen) Cooper, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He was born on March 28, 1935, in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Leon and Fredricka (Turkel) Cooper. He grew up in Brooklyn and later went on to proudly serve his country with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning from the service he...
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Ruby M. Wood

July 26, 1913 - July 15, 2014

Ruby M. Wood, 100, beloved wife of the late Marshall Wood, gently passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at her home in Bloomfield while surrounded by her loving family. Born in Jennings, Louisiana on July 26, 1913, Ruby was a daughter of the late Charles Mayfield and Louise (Bernard) Mayfield. Ruby was one of nine children in the Mayfield family and learned from an early age the value of...
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Michael J. Dubiskas

October 7, 1959 - July 15, 2014

Michael J. Dubiskas, 54, of South Windsor, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Donald and Julia (Michalik) Dubiskas, he grew up and lived in Hartford for many years before moving to South Windsor six years ago. He was a graduate of Bulkeley High School, Class of 1977, and he earned his associates degree from the University of Hartford. ...
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Anna C. Jefski

April 11, 1915 - July 15, 2014

Anna C. Jefski, 99, of Canton, formerly of Granby and the Wilson section of Windsor, beloved wife of the late James Jefski, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Cherry Brook of Canton. She was born April 11, 1915 in Hartford to the late Peter and Louise (Kula) Urban. Before her retirement Anna had worked in the Personnel Department of Aetna for many years. She is survived by her...
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Reginald J. Morin

August 12, 1954 - July 14, 2014

Reginald J. Morin, 59, of South Windsor, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 14, 2014, at his home. He was born on August 12, 1954, in Hartford, the son of Olivette (Poulin) Morin Zieminski and the late Joseph E. Morin. He was a graduate of Glastonbury High School with the class of 1972. Reginald worked for Pegasus Manufacturing in Middletown. He was a free spirit who enjoyed music, traveling...
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Wiliam Floyd, Jr.

December 12, 1923 - July 14, 2014

Deacon William Floyd Jr, 90, of East Hartford, beloved husband of the late Erma R. Floyd passed away peacefully on Monday, July 14, 2014. He was born in Americus, Georgia and was the son of the late William Floyd Sr. and Daisy (Dunlap) Floyd. Deacon Floyd was a faithful member of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, where he was also Treasurer of the senior choir.William served in the United...
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Dorina Mathieu Baptiste

March 12, 1945 - July 14, 2014

Dorina (Mathieu) Baptiste, 69, of Manchester, beloved wife of 50 years to Robert Baptiste, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 14, 2014 at Crestfield Nursing Home in Manchester after a long battle with bone cancer. She was born in New Brunswick, Canada on March 12, 1945, the daughter of Ella (Richard) Mathieu of Ellington, CT, and the late Jules Mathieu. She came to the United States when...
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Rebecca Ramsey

August 26, 1944 - July 14, 2014

Rebecca Ramsey, 69, of Hartford, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014. Born in Rosebud, AL on August 26, 1944 to the late Charles and Virginia C. (Ward) Ramsey. She leaves to mourn her beloved children, son Trevor Ramsey, Hartford, daughters Sabrina Ramsey, Windsor, Kirsten Ramsey, Hartford, Darlene Ramsey (Jimmie Foster) of GA, and Marilyn Ramsey, Hartford; four grandchildren Terrell Harts, Daquan...
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Theresa V. Dell

February 28, 1936 - July 13, 2014

Theresa "Terry" V. Dell, 78, of Granby, beloved wife of the late Carl Kenneth Dell, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Granby. Born in New York, NY on February 28, 1936, daughter of the late Clarence Edward and Mary Victoria (Lozavsky) Peterson, she was raised Hartford and moved to Granby with her family while she was in high school. Terry graduated from Simsbury High School with the Class...
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Wayne F. Smith

December 16, 1959 - July 12, 2014

Wayne Frederick Smith (Tootie), 54, of Hartford and Avon, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Warren and Muriel (Mitchell) Smith. Wayne graduated from A.I. Prince Technical High School and was a machinist for Apex Machine Tool Company of Farmington and most recently Masterson's Manufacturing of Bloomfield. Wayne was a Jehovah's Witness and believed...
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Elaine A. Coley

July 15, 1938 - July 11, 2014

Elaine A. Coley (Aunt Elaine), 75, of Bloomfield, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014 with family by her side. Elaine was born in Manchester, Jamaica on July 15, 1938. She came to the United State in the 1960's and had retired from the Sheraton Hotel in Hartford. Elaine Coley leaves behind her beloved children, daughter Icilda Wallace and sons Trevor, Orell and Orville. She also leaves behind 12...
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Judith Rugg Ball

January 17, 1941 - July 11, 2014

Judith "Judy" (Rugg) Ball, 73, of Manchester, loving wife of 52 years to Warren C. Ball, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, July 11, 2014 with her friends and family at her side. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Albert and Emily (Gleason) Rugg, she grew up in Belmont, MA, and lived in Ellington for most of her life before moving to Manchester seven years ago....
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Betty J. Carter

March 31, 1946 - July 11, 2014

Betty J. (Williams) Carter, 68, of Bloomfield, beloved wife for 34 years of Nelson Carter, Sr., passed away peacefully on Friday, July 11, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Andalusia, AL on March 31, 1946, daughter of the late Henry and Estelle (Sears) Williams, she was raised in Andalusia, AL and was a graduate of Woodson High School, Class of 1964. After graduating from high school, Betty...
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Loretta C. Barnard

July 2, 1937 - July 11, 2014

Loretta Rae (Cummings) Barnard, 77, of Waterford, passed away peacefully Friday, July 11, 2014 at her home surrounded by family after a prolonged illness. Loretta was born in Hartford, CT, to the late John Cummings and Alicia (Cahill) Cummings. She will always be known for her love of reading, everything Irish and spending time with her family. She is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years...
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John J. Gallagher

August 4, 1962 - July 11, 2014

John J. Gallagher, 51, of East Windsor, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in Boston, MA to the late Robert J. and Helen (Donlan) Gallagher, he lived most of his life in Suffield. John enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoes and working outside. He loved to garden and assisted everyone in his apartment complex to grow their own vegetables. He will be...
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Walter Dick Bennett LCDR, USN

March 16, 1933 - July 10, 2014

Walter Dick Bennett, LCDR, U.S.N. (Ret.), 81, of Ellington, loving husband of 56 years to Janet (Freeman) Bennett, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Signal Hill City, California, he was the son of the late Perez Nathaniel and Mary Jane (Tullis) Bennett. His father was a minister and the family lived in many towns in the states of New Mexico, California,...
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Matilda A. Meyer

April 6, 1919 - July 9, 2014

Matilda A. (Kruelski) Meyer, 95, beloved wife of the late Frank Meyer, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Seabury Retirement Community in Bloomfield. Matilda was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 6, 1919 to the late Anthony and Frances Kruelski. Before settling at Seabury, she had been a longtime resident of Branford, CT and was employed with Union Carbide in the administrative...
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Ruth J. Frazier

September 9, 1930 - July 9, 2014

Ruth J. Frazier, 83, of East Windsor, CT, formerly of Windsor and Hartford, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Ruthie was born in Springfield, MA on September 9, 1930 to the late William B. and Dorothy Hayes Jackson II, however, she was brought up in Suffield, CT. She graduated from the Suffield High School in 1949 and had many lasting lifelong friends from her...
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Arthur J. Morelli

October 26, 1923 - July 9, 2014

Arthur Joseph Morelli, 90, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of Anna M. Morelli, peacefully passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at his home. He was born in Hartford on October 26, 1923, son of the late Joseph and Helen (Carani) Morelli, and attended Bulkeley High School in Hartford. Arthur was one of the first of Hartford's young men to be drafted into military service in February of 1943. He...
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Bernard F. Driscoll

August 27, 1926 - July 9, 2014

Bernard Francis Driscoll, 87, beloved husband of Lori (Mancuso) Driscoll, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at his home in West Hartford. Bernie was born August 27, 1926 in Holyoke, MA to the late Frank and Ida (Melanson) Driscoll. He entered the U.S. Army when he was seventeen and served his country honorably in the Philippines, specifically in Gen. Douglas MacArthur's...
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Marie L. Parker

April 12, 1932 - July 9, 2014

Marie L Parker, devoted wife, beloved mother, adoring grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully on July 9th 2014 surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. The daughter of Lodia & Harold Fryer. Marie was born on April 12th, 1932 in Willimantic Ct and lived most of her life in the Broad Brook section of East Windsor, CT. Marie was predeceased by her husband George W...
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Jerome C. Robinson

September 23, 1947 - July 8, 2014

Jerome C. Robinson, 66, of Hartford, beloved husband for 33 years of Sherry (Guilford) Robinson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford. Born and raised in Ocala, FL to the late Wilie G. Allen Sr. and Eartha (Robinson) Allen, he graduated from Howard High School, Ocala, FL class of '66 and had been a Hartford resident for over 40 years. Jerome served...
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Trevor Hernandez

July 13, 1959 - July 8, 2014

Trevor Hernandez, 54, of Windsor, devoted companion and friend of Allyson J. Emmanuel of Windsor, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. He was born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad on July 13, 1959, the youngest of four children of Francis Lezama and Pauline Hernandez of Trinidad and the beloved step-son of the late Frederick Thongs of Trinidad who raised him from...
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Jean Allen Bissett

March 4, 1945 - July 8, 2014

Jean Allen Bissett, 69, of Windsor Locks formerly of Colchester, peacefully passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Kindred Healthcare in Windsor. He was born in Sacramento, CA on March 4, 1945, son of the late Jean Clark Bissett and Glenna Mary (Curry) Bissett, and lived for a number of years in Fair Oaks, CA before moving to Connecticut. After graduation from Fair Oaks High School, Jean enlisted...
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Carman Samuels

July 8, 2014 - July 8, 2014

Carman F. Samuels, 81, of Bloomfield, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 at Alexandria Manor in Bloomfield. In 1932 on Christmas Day, Carman was born in Hanover, Jamaica to the late George Samuels and Vivian (Brown) Samuels. He immigrated to the United States in 1971 settling in Hartford. He was an outgoing and social man who always had a smile on his face and a song in his heart. Carman was a...
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Freida E. Cole

March 26, 1956 - July 7, 2014

On March 26, 1956 our most high Lord Jesus Christ sent into this world a most compassionate, beautiful and faithful servant Evangelist Freida Cole. Evangelist Cole was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Fuller Calhoun Jr. and Gladys Jackson. On July 7, 2014 she was called home. Evangelist Cole always recognized the value of education. She graduated from Hartford High School, obtained a...
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Barbara Labasha Jenkins

April 27, 1927 - July 7, 2014

Barbara Labasha Jenkins, 87, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 7, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas E. Jenkins. Barbara was born in Grenada, Mississippi on April 27, 1927, daughter of the late Hudie and Earnest (Edwards) Rosemond. She attended elementary school in Dell, Arkansas and high school...
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Ellen Elfreda DeBeatham

January 24, 1922 - July 6, 2014

Ellen Elfreda DeBeatham, 92, of Windsor passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Ellen was born on January 24, 1922 in Orange Hill, Browns Town St. Ann, Jamaica to the late Carlton and Drucilla Brown. Ellen was predeceased by her loving husband Wilfred Brooks DeBeatham and her only son Winston Glanville DeBeatham. She leaves to cherish her memories her...
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Kenneth Matthew Miller

October 19, 1976 - July 6, 2014

Kenneth Matthew Miller, 37, beloved son of Raymond and Beverly Miller, passed away on July 6, 2014. Born October 19th, 1976 in Hartford, Ken grew up in South Windsor where the activities he participated in included Cub Scouts, playing Little League baseball for several years as a pitcher, and was a member of the South Windsor High School track and cross country teams. During these years he...
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David Riopel

March 4, 1965 - July 5, 2014

David Riopel, 49, of Vernon, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at his home. Born in Hartford, the son of Teresa (Arnini) Riopel of Vernon and the late Donald Riopel, he grew up and lived in Vernon for most of his life. He was a graduate of Rockville High School. He was employed in Food Services at Rockville General Hospital for many years. He thought of his co-workers as his extended...
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Richard James Walters

June 8, 1933 - July 5, 2014

Richard James Walters, age 81, of Bloomfield, beloved husband for seven years of Annette (Moreau) Maher Walters died on July 5, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Newington, he was the son of the late Gilbert C. and Ann (Luby) Walters. He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years Nancy Quinlan Walters and an infant son, James, as well as Annette's son, William. Richard had been an officer...
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Concielin Hanlan

September 7, 1925 - July 3, 2014

Concielin (Clarke) Hanlan, 88, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Leslie N. Hanlan, Sr., passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 after a brief illness. Concielin was born in Belvedere, Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica, W.I. on September 7, 1925, daughter of the late George Clarke and Rosalyn (Shakes) Clarke, and came to the United States in 1968. She and her husband settled in Hartford and faithfully...
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Brian Omar Bassaragh

December 1, 1986 - July 3, 2014

Brian Omar Bassaragh was born to Beulah and Dennis Bassaragh on December 1, 1986 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Brian spent his early years in Bloomfield, CT, where he attended Laurel Elementary school until the third grade. He later moved to Simsbury, CT where he attended Squadron Line Elementary School, Henry James Middle and Simsbury High Schools. During his high school...
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