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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

Vijender N. Goel, M.D.

April 20, 1936 - January 22, 2017

Vijender N. Goel, MD, 81, of Avon beloved husband of Kamlesh Goel, passed away, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at his home in Avon, CT. Born in Delhi, India, he received his medical degree from SMS Medical College in Jaipur, India. A medical career spanning over 30 years, Vijay as he was known to his friends, cared for thousands of patients in his practices he created in New York, Indiana, and Ohio....
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Andrew T. Bolasevich

November 4, 1927 - January 20, 2017

Andrew "Andy" T. Bolasevich, Sr., 89, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Barton) Bolasevich, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Kimberly Hall Nursing Home. Born in Windsor to the late Mark and Mary (Tofil) Bolasevich, he has been a Windsor resident all of his life. Andy was a member of the Wilson Volunteer Fire Dept for 22 years and also a member of the Winsor...
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Patricia Ann Smith

October 3, 1948 - January 19, 2017

Patricia "Patty" Ann Smith, 68, of Canton, beloved wife of William "Bill" Smith, passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, January 19, 2017. She was a devoted and loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. A true friend to many. Always gentle and kind, encouraging others who were also struggling with disability or sickness. We will all miss her presence but...
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Kevin-Shawn Andre Russell

October 1, 1975 - January 17, 2017

Kevin-Shawn Andre (S. A.) Russell - a smile and laughter that lift your spirit and brighten any room! This is a key trait of Kevin S. A. Russell who departed this life unexpectedly on January 17, 2017, after a valiant 17-month battle from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was motivated by his faith by repeating "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" and his...
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June F. Sponzo

June 24, 1931 - January 17, 2017

June Filomena (Ferraina) Sponzo, 85, of Avon—an angel to all who knew her, with a smile that lit up a room—passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 17, 2017. Born in Hartford on June 24, 1931, she was the loving daughter of Anthony and Louise (Squatrito) Ferraina. June attended Hartford schools through 11th grade and graduated from Windsor High School in 1949....
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William Stephen Donovan, Sr.

January 23, 1927 - January 17, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce William S. Donovan Sr., of Enfield, CT and Wellfleet, MA, widow of Patricia C. Donovan, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 17, 2017, after a short stay at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford, CT, and just a few days before his 90th birthday. Bill was born in Springfield, Massachusetts to the late Timothy S. and Mary E. (Glynn) Donovan on...
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Elaine Ann Blair

January 15, 1937 - January 16, 2017

Elaine Ann (LaBrecque) Blair, 80, of Suffield, beloved wife of Robert W. Blair, passed away on January 16th surrounded by her family, friends and caring staff of Parkway Pavilion Healthcare Center. Elaine was born on January 15th, 1937 in Manchester, NH to Joseph and Evelyn (Martens) LaBrecque. She attended schools in Manchester, NH and East Hartford, CT graduating from East Hartford High School...
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Marlon B. Hinds

August 29, 1966 - January 15, 2017

Marlon B. Hinds, 50, of Windsor, died peacefully on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on August 29, 1966 in Trinidad, West Indies, the son of Gerald A. Hinds and the late Sylvia (Harris) Hinds. Marlon came to the U.S. as a young boy and lived in Hartford, before moving to Windsor over 30 years ago. He worked as a Supply...
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Jason Soucy

April 16, 1976 - January 15, 2017

Jason Soucy, beloved son and brother, passed away in East Granby on January 15, 2017 at the age of 40. He leaves his mother, Diane E. Reichler and his step-father, Eugene "Butch" Reichler of Granby; his father, Gene R. Soucy of North Carolina; a brother, Craig Soucy of California; a sister, Shelby Lancelin of Manchester and her daughter and his special niece, Tori Reichler; a sister, Nikki Soucy...
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Eulalee Evadnie Kanhai

February 28, 1930 - January 14, 2017

Eulalee Evadnie Kanhai, 86, of Bloomfield, CT, wife of the late George Kanhai, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017. Born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, West Indies, she attended Merrywood All Age School then went on to trade school as a seamstress. She also worked side-by-side with her husband in his business. She then migrated to the U.S. in 1981, where she was employed at the Oak Hill School...
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George Medeiros, Sr.

March 13, 1934 - January 14, 2017

George Medeiros Sr., 82, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Eileen (Oliveira) Medeiros, passed his life to the next on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at his home, the way George wanted it to be. George was born on March 13, 1934 in Fall River, MA, son of the late Joseph and Izalda (Pontes) Medeiros. He grew up in Fall River and served our country with the U. S. Army in the 82nd Airborne during...
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Marion J. Hintz

October 30, 1933 - January 13, 2017

Marion J. (Viera) Hintz, 83, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Ernest H. Hintz, died peacefully at Manchester Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family on January 13, 2017. The Daughter of Jesse and Ida (Arkanza) Viera she was born October 30, 1933 in Bristol, RI, where she was also raised. Marion was an avid artist and enjoyed painting, working with wood and stained glass. Marion participated...
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Lillian C. Wilson

October 9, 1932 - January 13, 2017

WILSON. Lillian C. Wilson, 84, of Windsor, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, January 13, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born October 9, 1932 in West Hartford, daughter of the late Christopher and Susie (Parolo) Columbo, she lived in Hartford before moving to Windsor 49 years ago. Before retiring she was employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 33 years. ...
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Daniel E. Mack, M.D.

April 5, 1921 - January 13, 2017

Daniel Elliott Mack, MD, 95, of Windsor, passed away Friday, January 13, 2017. Born on Mack Street in Windsor, April 5, 1921, the 5th of 9 children born to Edward and Faye (Palmer) Mack. The Mack family began with a Hessian soldier imprisoned in New Gate Prison who started the Mack Brickyard Company making water struck brick, which became the oldest continuously run family business in the state....
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Laura Jane Marocchini

May 28, 1937 - January 12, 2017

Laura Jane (Fitch) Marocchini, wife of Louis Marocchini, Sr., of Ryegate, VT, passed January 12, 2017. Laura was born in 1937, in Coraopolis, PA, to Lawrence and Frieda Corbett Fitch, the youngest of three girls. Due to Grampa Fitch's work as a herdsman, mom & her sisters were raised on several large farms throughout the Midwest - her favorite being in Elsie, MI. In her teens the family moved...
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Helen Aldia Mierez

June 9, 1929 - January 12, 2017

MIEREZ. Helen Aldia Mierez, 87, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Francis Mierez passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Trinidad on June 9, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Aldred and Miriam Emelda (Roy) Herbert. She grew up in Trinidad before coming to Hartford in 1967 and then later moving to Windsor in 1988. Before she retired, she...
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John Daniel Meany

May 10, 1958 - January 11, 2017

John Daniel Meany, 58, of Granby, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Born in Oconomowoc, WI, son of Veronica (Markey) Meany the late Edward Meany of Orleans, MA, he was raised in West Hartford and graduated from Hall High School in 1977. He was employed by the City of Hartford as a radio technician for the Hartford Police Department for many years and for the past year by the Hartford Fire...
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Basil X. Gallant

December 16, 1927 - January 11, 2017

Basil X. Gallant, 89, of Ellington, Connecticut, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 while at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada on December 16, 1927 to the late George and Mary (MacDonald) Gallant. Basil grew up in Nova Scotia and came to America in 1963. He worked as packaging manager at Packaging Corporation of America. He was passionate about his catholic...
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Ruth E. Bates

June 22, 1941 - January 11, 2017

Ruth E. Bates, 75, of Windsor, peacefully passed away on January 11, 2017 while at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her family. Born in Hartford, CT on June 22, 1941, Ruth was a daughter of the late Walter Peterson and Dorothy (Girard) Peterson. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1959 and attended Morse Business College. Ruth drove a school bus for 22 years before retiring from Rainbow...
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Frances Grahn

April 5, 1923 - January 10, 2017

Frances "Fran" Grahn, 93, of Avon, died peacefully at the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington with her loving family by her side. Fran was born in Hartford on April 5, 1923, to the late Raymond Francis and Freda Alice (Schremmer) Wren. As a teenager, Fran spent summers in Westbrook and earned pocket money working at the small company that made Pond's Cold Cream. She was a proud graduate...
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Bryan Thomas Eukers

October 18, 1947 - January 10, 2017

Bryan Thomas Eukers, 69, of Columbia, SC and formerly of Windsor and Granby, beloved husband for 47 years of Carol (Haines) Eukers, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Born in Hartford on October 18, 1947, son of the late Roger and Patricia (O'Neill) Eukers, he was raised in Windsor and was a graduate of Windsor High School...
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Deborah Silhavy

February 8, 1951 - January 10, 2017

Deborah Silhavy, 65, of Dayville, CT passed away at her home on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. Deborah was born in Vernon, the daughter of the late John and Ruth Silhavy, and sister of the late Richard Silhavy. Deb enjoyed the sunshine, listening to music, and playing with her shoelaces. Deb had many struggles in her life and always surprised those around her with her...
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Arline Carfiro

August 15, 1944 - January 10, 2017

Arline Mailhiot Carfiro, 72, formerly of East Hartford, South Windsor and most recently Woodlake of Tolland nursing home, joined her beloved husband in heaven on Tuesday, January, 10, 2017. Arline was born on August 15, 1944 in Hartford, CT to Denis Mailhiot and Marie Gince. Arline worked as a meat wrapper for Shaw's Supermarket for many years before retiring. Arline was an avid gambler and was...
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Royce F. Knowlen

March 6, 1940 - January 10, 2017

Royce F. Knowlen, 76, of Bloomfield, peacefully joined his loving soulmate of 57 years, the late Patricia Ann (Vignone) Knowlen on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital with his family by his side. Born in Westfield, ME on March 6, 1940, son of the late Harry and Alta (Moore) Knowlen, he was raised in Houlton, ME and had moved to Hartford with his family as a young boy and had lived...
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Florine M. Luginbuhl

December 5, 1932 - January 10, 2017

Florine (Moser) Luginbuhl, 84, of Ellington, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. She was born in Rockville, CT on December 5, 1932 to the late Rudolph and Emma (Gottier) Moser. Florine was a lifelong Ellington and Tolland resident. She was married for 41 years to the late Emanuel Luginbuhl, until his passing in 1991. Florine was an artist who enjoyed painting and contributing to the...
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Walter S. Rogers

November 27, 1925 - January 9, 2017

Walter S. Rogers, 91, of Windsor, beloved husband for 48 years of the late Ruth E. (Wike) Rogers, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 9, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Homestead, PA on November 27, 1925, he was the son of the late Stanley and Sophie Rogers. He was raised in Homestead, PA before moving to Hartford with his family as a young boy. Walter moved to Windsor in 1950 and...
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Roland Stanley Harris, Jr.

June 16, 1926 - January 9, 2017

Roland Stanley Harris Jr., 90, of Hartford, Hartford's First African American School Administrator, died on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born on June 16, 1926 of the late Roland Stanley Harris Sr. and the late Josephine Harcum Harris, Roland was a resident of Hartford, CT for his entire life. Roland was a graduate of Howard University, received a Master's Degree...
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Olive Perry

January 12, 1926 - January 9, 2017

Olive Perry a resident of Hospice of the Golden Isles Brunswick , GA, formerly of Suffield, CT and E. Providence, RI, died on January 9, 2017. She leaves a son, Michael Daugherty and his wife, June of Woodbine, GA. She also leaves a sister-in-law, Isaura Medeiros of Windsor Locks, CT and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother Everette Medeiros of Attleboro, MA...
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Ruth A. Tepper

June 24, 1933 - January 9, 2017

Ruth A. Tepper, 83, of Granby, beloved wife of the late Edward Tepper, passed away, Monday, January 9, 2017. Born in Rubyville, OH, daughter of the late Roy and Mary (Horner) Stephens, she graduated from Minford High School, Minford, OH and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Portsmouth, OH, with an affiliation with St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, MN. Her professional nursing career, included...
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John T. McGhee

September 5, 1921 - January 8, 2017

John T. McGhee, 95, of Hartford, widower of Pauline McGhee passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 in Windsor, CT. He was born in Fostoria, AL on September 5, 1921, the only child of the late Hezekiah and Ethel B. McGhee. He was raised in Fostoria, AL and was a working man from his teen years until approximately 80 years old. He was a farmer, and carpenter in AL. In CT he was a carpenter with Cote...
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Phillip J. Padegenis, Jr.

September 18, 1929 - January 8, 2017

Phillip J. Padegenis, Jr., 67, of Stafford Springs and Hyde Park, Vermont, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2017 with his family by his side. Born in Hartford, Phillip was the beloved son of Phillip J. and Albina B. (Latonie) Padegenis. He graduated from East Granby High School prior to entering the U.S. Army. Phillip served honorably as a SP4 and equipment operator during the Vietnam War; he...
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Kenneth Philip Follert, Jr.

May 15, 1932 - January 8, 2017

Kenneth P. Follert Jr., 84 of Avon died peacefully January 8, 2017, in his home in Florida. Born in Hartford, son of the late Kenneth and Sophie Ann (Albrycht) Follert Sr.; he was a graduate of Canton High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a medic. He proudly served the Farmington Valley for 43 years as a Prudential agent. Playing guitar was his passion. He began his music...
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Doris E. Ahrens

September 22, 1926 - January 8, 2017

Doris E. (Hansen) Ahrens, 90, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Bendix Charles Ahrens, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Charles E. and Kathrine (Jensen) Hansen, she lived in Bloomfield 65 years. A member of the First Congregational Church in Bloomfield; she volunteered at the Bloomfield Senior Center and for...
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Oral N. Martin

June 14, 1965 - January 7, 2017

Oral N. Martin, 51, of Hartford, affectionately known as John by family and friends, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Born in Spanish Town, Jamaica to the late Hugh and Lurline (White) Martin, he migrated to the United States in 1978 and has been a Hartford resident ever since. He attended Hartford Public High School, Quinnipiac...
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William F. Claffey

November 19, 1968 - January 7, 2017

William "Bill" Francis Claffey, 48, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2017. Born in Hartford, Bill was the beloved son of Francis J. and Yvonne I. (Speer) Claffey. He graduated from the Norwich Free Academy, Class of 1987, and earned his Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts prior to entering the U.S. Air Force. Bill served honorably for over 10 years in both active duty and...
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Allen Richard Beebe

March 11, 1927 - January 7, 2017

Allen Richard Beebe, 89, of Windsor, CT, died peacefully at home on January 7, 2017. He was the son of James Beebe and Amelia Katherine (Rifenbark) Beebe and was born in the hospital founded by his father and uncle, Beebe Hospital, in Lewes, DE. He was predeceased by his younger brother William and his older brother James and his older sisters Elsie, Elizabeth, Jean, and Peggy. Allen attended...
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Elaine H. Holcomb

August 7, 1931 - January 7, 2017

Elaine (Hopkins) Holcomb, 85, of East Hartland, beloved wife of James Holcomb, passed away, Saturday, January 7, 2017, at her home. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, daughter of the late William and Freda (Blocker) Hopkins, she lived in Granby many years moving to East Hartland 17 years ago. She had been employed by the former Connecticut General Life Insurance Company in Bloomfield for several years....
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Garnett G. Henry, Jr.

August 17, 2006 - January 6, 2017

Garnett G. Henry, Jr., 10, of Hartford, beloved son of Michelle Davis and the late Garnett G. Henry, Sr., passed away peacefully on Friday, January 6, 2017. Born in Hartford, he was a student at MLK Elementary School in Hartford and attended Rehoboth Church of God in Bloomfield. Garnett loved playing video games, basketball, music and dancing. He had a happy, uplifting spirit and relished in...
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Lois Blomstrand

August 28, 1939 - January 6, 2017

Lois Blomstrand, 77, of Avon, died on January 6, 2017, at home after a brief illness. She was born on August 28, 1939, in Hartford to Ebbe and Ruth (Chester) Blomstrand. In her youth, she enjoyed athletics and was a good swimmer and skier. She also found pleasure in painting and sketching. Lois graduated from Canton High School in 1957. As an adult, she continued her education at Tunxis Community...
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Harry L. Croye

September 22, 1931 - January 6, 2017

Harry L. Croye, 85, of Vernon, husband of the late Lois Mavis (Clevinger) Croye, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 6, 2017. Born in Bluefield, West Virginia, the son of the late Carl and Amanda (Davis) Croye, he grew up in Bluefield and lived in Huntington, West Virginia before moving to Vernon over 54 years ago. Harry earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Charleston in...
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John A. Stiebitz, Jr.

May 29, 1932 - January 6, 2017

John A. Stiebitz Jr., "Jack," age 84, of South Windsor, passed away suddenly on January 6, 2017. Born on May 29, 1932 to John A. and Doris (Kellner) Stiebitz He was born and raised in Rockville before marrying Jean Brewer, on August 8, 1953, and moving to South Windsor to raise his family. He graduated from Rockville High School where he was a member of the varsity basketball team. Upon...
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Concettina R. Siwik

May 20, 1923 - January 6, 2017

Concettina R. Siwik, beloved wife of 64 years to the late Chester J. Siwik, peacefully passed away Friday (January 6, 2017) at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on May 20, 1923, daughter of the late Salvator Rizza and Margaret (Ferrero) Rizza. She had lived in Newington for 40 years and had lived in Vernon before moving to Rocky Hill. Concettina worked for Travelers in Hartford for 38 years....
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Merilyn Sondles Spencer

November 26, 1934 - January 4, 2017

Merilyn Sondles Spencer, 82, of Ellington, beloved wife of James H. Spencer, passed away peacefully at home on January 4, 2017, surrounded by family. She was born in Sistersville, West Virginia on November 26, 1934 to Merrill C. and Elizabeth (Anderson) Sondles (both deceased). She attended schools in Sistersville, graduated from Sistersville High School and began college at Denison University...
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Blondell S. Thornton

November 25, 1932 - January 4, 2017

Blondell S. Thornton, 84, of Simsbury, beloved wife of the late Larry Thornton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Eastover, SC to the late Jeff and Catherine (Dowdy) Scott. She was raised in South Carolina where she graduated from Mather Academy in 1950, South Carolina State College with a degree in physical education in 1954, and graduate work...
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Eleanor Vannie

June 9, 1928 - January 4, 2017

Eleanor (Tellier) Vannie, 88, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late John H. Vannie, Jr., peacefully passed away on January 4, 2017 in Cromwell. A longtime resident of Windsor, Eleanor was born in Hartford on June 9, 1928 and was a daughter of the late Armand G. Tellier and Clara Mary (Melaragno) Tellier. Eleanor also lived in Windsor Locks for six years before moving to Cromwell to be closer to...
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Dorothy M. Boyd

April 4, 1928 - January 4, 2017

BOYD. Dorothy M. (Mensinger) Boyd, 88, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Harry W. Boyd, Sr., passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Born in Hooversville, PA April 4, 1928 to the late Frank and Fannie (Petrovic) Mensinger, she was a Windsor resident for over 45 years and a longtime member of St. Gabriel Church. Dorothy worked at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft over 40 years before retiring in...
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Susan E. Fontanella

February 1, 1950 - January 4, 2017

Susan E (Morey) Fontanella, 66, of Ellington, beloved wife of 48 years to Donald Fontanella, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Dexter, Maine to the late Earle and Mary (Burrill) Morey on February 1, 1950. Susan grew up in Tolland and would marry the love of her life, Donald, shortly after high school. Susan worked as an office manager in the...
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Shirley Yvonne Balfour

August 16, 1951 - January 3, 2017

Shirley Yvonne Balfour of Tariffville, CT, passed away at St. Francis Hospital on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Shirley was born in Lucea, Hanover, in Jamaica, W.I. Born to the late Touzlin Balfour and Rebecca (Mulgrave) Balfour. She grew up in Lucea and graduated from Green Island Secondary School in Hanover before moving to Hartford, CT, with her son, Kevin. Shirley was a dedicated employee of...
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Alexandra L. Wigglesworth

July 24, 1939 - January 3, 2017

Alexandra Margaret Lipsett Wigglesworth, 77, beloved wife of William (Bill) Wigglesworth died Tuesday January 3, 2017 with her family at her side after a brief but courageous battle with brain cancer. Sandra/Mom/Nanny was born July 24, 1939 at the original Mary A. Alley Hospital in Marblehead, MA which afforded her the title of a True Marbleheader. She was also proud to be able to trace her...
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Melvin I. Swanson

December 29, 1937 - January 3, 2017

Melvin I. Swanson, 79, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Gwen (Glidden) Swanson, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 29, 1937 in North Billerica, MA, son of the late Karl E. and Ella G.(Wikman) Swanson. Melvin grew up in Bellerica, MA and graduated from Howe High School with the Class of...
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Elizabeth Mehan

May 2, 1951 - January 3, 2017

Elizabeth Mehan, 65, of East Granby, passed away on January 3, 2017 while at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of the late William Richard Garthwaite and Marie Anna Schaub, Elizabeth was born in Hartford on May 2, 1951 and grew up in her family home on Palisado Avenue in Windsor. As the second of five children growing up in the Garthwaite family,...
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Santina DePianta

August 29, 1931 - January 2, 2017

Santina (Lastrina) DePianta, 85, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Harold DePianta, passed away, Monday, January 2, 2017. Born and raised in New Britain, daughter of the late Angelo and Lucia (Bonjourno) Lastrina, she lived in Windsor for over 55 years. She was employed by North & Judd before her marriage to Harold and was employed by the Town of Windsor as a school crossing guard for over 20...
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Patricia Barry

November 25, 1923 - January 2, 2017

BARRY. Patricia N. Barry, 93, of West Hartford, beloved wife of the late Dr. Frank W. Barry passed away Monday, January 2, 2017. Born November 25, 1923 in Oak Bluffs, MA daughter of the late Herbert and Effie (Staples) Norton. She lived in Manchester, Windsor, and finally West Hartford; while in Windsor she was a member of Grace Episcopal Church. She is survived by a son, James R. Barry of...
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Zelpha May Stevens

December 7, 1926 - January 1, 2017

Zelpha May Stevens was received in the Lords arms on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at her home in Bloomfield with her loving Sister Ida and Caregiver Mary by her side. She was born on December 17, 1926 to Gilmore and Theresa Fothergill in May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies. Zelpha met and fell in love with Colin Stevens and were married soon after. The couple along with her step-daughter Colleen...
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Clinton C. Nelson

July 1, 1959 - January 1, 2017

Clinton C. Nelson, 57, of Hartford, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford on July 1, 1959, son of Dorothy (Stevens) Nelson and the late Kenneth G. Nelson, he was raised in Hartford and was a graduate of A.I. Prince Technical School, Class of 1978, where he pursued studies in electronics. After high school, Clinton enlisted in the U.S. Army and served...
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Houng Vilaysane

August 16, 1929 - January 1, 2017

Houng Vilaysane, 87, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Pathoumma Vilaysane, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at his home. Born in Laos to the late Thitvanhdee and Thongdang Vilaysane, he came to the US in 1981 and resided in Hartford before living in Windsor, and finally settled in South Windsor over four years ago. Houng served as a police officer in Laos and worked in...
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Clifton A. Mason

March 26, 1943 - December 31, 2016

Clifton "Clif" Austin Mason, 73, of Simsbury, died peacefully at his home on December 31, 2016, of metastatic prostate cancer, with his wife Gail and daughter Heather DeRose by his side. Clif was the eldest son of Clifton T. and Lillian Mason of Canandaigua, NY. His mother continues to reside in the Canandaigua home where he spent his childhood by the lake. Following high school, Clif attended...
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Mary Ellen Zeitz

November 26, 1934 - December 31, 2016

Mary Ellen Zeitz of South Windsor, beloved wife of Kurt E. Zeitz for 61 years died peacefully on December 31st, 2016. Mary Ellen was the daughter of William and Martha Atnarish (nee Seyter). Mary Ellen was born in November 26, 1934 and was raised in Bloomfield, New Jersey. She graduated from Bloomfield High School and Fairleigh Dickinson University and worked with Dr. William Charney in the...
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Reginald J. Dube

April 16, 1944 - December 30, 2016

Reginald J. Dube, 72, of Vernon, beloved husband of 26 years to Rosemarie (Gosseline) Dube, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016 while at home. Reggie was born in Quebec, Canada to the late Albert and Gilberte (Lemelin) Dube on April 16, 1944. He grew up in Canada and moved to Hartford in 1965. Reggie worked as a foreman with Peterson Roofing in Hartford and retired in 2005, after working in...
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Clarence Otto Most, Jr.

May 21, 1930 - December 30, 2016

MOST. Clarence Otto Most, Jr., 86, of Agawam, MA beloved husband of the late Beverly (Kemp) Most passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA. Born May 21, 1930 in West Springfield, MA son of the late Clarence O. Most, Sr. and Winifred (Sands) Most he lived in the Springfield area most of his life and had lived in Agawam for the past 46 years. After school,...
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Robert J. Machernis

October 9, 1964 - December 30, 2016

Robert J. Machernis, 52, of Enfield, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2016. Born in Hartford to the late Edward and Aniela (Chrostowski) Machernis, he lived most of his life in Windsor and has been an Enfield resident for the last few years. Robert was a past member of St. Gabriel Church in Windsor and a graduate of Windsor High School. He was an accomplished ceramics artist and...
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Kristina Nicole Guay

February 13, 1981 - December 30, 2016

Kristina Nicole Guay, 35, of South Windsor, died peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born on February 13, 1981 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of Irene (Poulin) Guay and Jacques R. Guay. Kristina was a graduate of South Windsor High School with the Class of 1999. She was a graduate of the Brio Academy of Cosmetology in Torrington and...
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Joaquin Ballestas

January 27, 1945 - December 30, 2016

Joaquin Ballestas, 71, of Ellington, beloved husband of Diane (LaPlante) Ballestas, passed away on December 30 in the comfort of his home. He was born in Cartagena, Colombia on January 27, 1945 to the late Miguel and Maria Teresa (Gonzalez) Ballestas. Joaquin was a resident of Ellington for over 35 years. He retired from Windermere School in Ellington where he developed many special...
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Christopher Scott Griffin

July 7, 1981 - December 29, 2016

Christopher Scott Griffin, age 35, beloved son of James Scott Griffin and Elaine C. Griffin, passed away with his family at his bedside after his courageous battle with cancer. He was a life-long resident of Vernon. Christopher graduated with honors from Howell Cheney Technical High School. He was an avid lifetime supporter of the NRA and competed in the martial arts. As a lover of classic rock,...
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Frederick S. Thomas

November 12, 1925 - December 28, 2016

Frederick S. Thomas, 91, of Hartford, beloved husband of Daphne Thomas, peacefully departed this life on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Hughes Health & Rehabilitation Center in West Hartford. Born in Manchester, Jamaica, W.I. to the late Rachel Ewen, he migrated to England and the United States over 60 years ago. He worked at The Veeder Root Company and later proudly owned Thomas's Dairy Mary...
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Warren M. Treat

July 29, 1928 - December 28, 2016

Warren Milton Treat (Nick), best friend and partner of Linda J. Harvey, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. He was born in East Hartford, Connecticut July 29, 1928 and was the son of the late Raymond and Helen (Kelley) Treat. Warren graduated from East Hartford High School in 1947. He went into the Army in 1950, went to the Southeastern Signal School at Camp Gordon, Georgia, and then was...
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Angeline Libratore Nadeau

February 2, 1922 - December 28, 2016

ngeline Libratore Nadeau of Windsor, daughter of Samuel Libratore & Vincenza Mariani, passed away suddenly but peacefully Wednesday December 28, 2016 at a rest home in Windsor. Born in Bloomfield, CT on February 2, 1922, she was predeceased by her husband Leo Nadeau and is survived by her two sons, Gary R. Nadeau of Hebron, CT and Bruce Nadeau of Windsor, CT. Referred to as Angie by her...
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Howard J. Moore

November 7, 1940 - December 28, 2016

Howard J. Moore, 76, of Tolland, MA and Windsor, CT, beloved husband of Susan (Snelgrove) Moore, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Born in Hartford, son of the late Wilfred and Alice (Hebebrand) Moore, he was raised in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School in 1958. He had been a letter carrier with the Windsor Post Office for over 34 years retiring in 1995. Besides his best...
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Dennis George Blake, Sr.

August 12, 1952 - December 27, 2016

Dennis George Blake, Sr., 64, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of Deana (Hunter) Blake, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford to the late Henry Jr. and Lillie (Gayle) Blake, he lived most his life in Bloomfield and served his country proudly with the US Coast Guard. Dennis was a member of the US Postal Workers Union, a past member of Faith...
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Jean Hughes Turek

July 10, 1922 - December 27, 2016

Jean Hughes Turek, age 94, passed away on December 27, 2016 after a long and fun-filled life. She was born on July 10, 1922, to Marion Hubbell Hughes and John Giddings Hughes in Bridgeport, CT. Jean graduated from Bassick High School in Bridgeport and then attended Syracuse University where she graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts. She was an accomplished commercial artist and worked in the Pratt &...
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Mary Huk

November 27, 1919 - December 27, 2016

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Huk, 97, of Windsor, CT died peacefully on December 27, 2016. She was born on a farm in Ashford on November 27, 1919, to Elizabeth and John Brecka. She was one of 10 children. During World War II she worked at Colt Firearms in Hartford. After the war, she met her husband Stanley, with whom she had nine children. She selflessly raised the children by herself. She was a...
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Cordraan Granston

May 20, 1972 - December 26, 2016

Cordraan "Cory" Granston, 44, of East Hartford, passed away on December 26, 2016. Cory was born in Hartford on May 20, 1972 and graduated from Springfield High School in Springfield Gardens, NY. After graduation, Cory began working in construction in Connecticut and resided between Hartford and East Hartford for many years and also lived briefly in Canada. He moved to Alabama to live with and...
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Gary D. Delaney

June 25, 1955 - December 26, 2016

Gary D. Delaney, 61, of East Hartland, beloved husband of Denise (Pichette) Delaney, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016. Born in Hartford, the son of George Delaney Jr. of Florida and the late Gloria (Theriault) Delaney, he grew up and lived in Bloomfield before moving to East Hartland seven years ago. He was a graduate of Bloomfield High School, Class of 1974. Gary worked on the Alaskan...
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Juliette Grant Connally

February 27, 1966 - December 26, 2016

Juliette Grant Connally, 50, of Tucson, AZ, beloved wife of Chris Connally, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 26, 2016, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. Born in Boonton, NJ on February 27, 1966, daughter of Peter Grant and Kristine (Hacon) Sullivan, she was raised in Boonton, NJ and Newtown, CT and had lived in Tucson, AZ for over 20 years. Juliette was a graduate...
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Allen Philip Tracy

August 7, 1931 - December 26, 2016

Allen Philip Tracy, 85, passed away unexpectedly from injuries suffered in a fall at his home in Ellington Connecticut. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Mary (Bunker) Tracy and his children, Christopher Tracy of Ellington, CT, Cheryl Tracy-Miller of Bloomfield, CT and Cathy Tracy of Hancock ME and Venice FL. Allen is also survived by his sister Mary Lou Hodge of West Gouldsboro...
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Beulah Marie Nicholson

September 17, 1920 - December 26, 2016

Beulah Marie (Spear) Nicholson, age 96, lifelong resident of West Suffield, CT, died peacefully on Monday, December 26, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. She was married for 56 years to William (Buster) Nicholson Jr., who died in 2001. Beulah was the daughter of the late Forrest M. Spear and Mary Ellen (Fahey) Spear of West Suffield, CT. Beulah graduated from Agawam High School and...
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Jozef Budz

June 13, 1942 - December 26, 2016

Jozef Budz, 74, of Hartford, beloved husband for 31 years of the late Irena (Kmiotek) Budz, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Gron, Poland on June 13, 1942, son of the late Jozef and Bronislawa Budz, he had lived in Poland where he served in the Polish Army and also worked as a carpenter before immigrating to the United States in 1971. As Jozef settled in...
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Erwin E. Fuller

January 8, 1924 - December 26, 2016

Erwin E. Fuller, 92, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of Shirley (Cooper) Fuller, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 26, 2016 at his home. Born in Palmer, Massachusetts to the late Arthur and Laura (Holden) Fuller, he lived most of his life in East Windsor before retiring to Ellington. He then moved to Wilmington, Vermont before settling in Bloomfield over 3 years ago to be closer to his...
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Ronnie Scott Bowman, Sr.

January 9, 1946 - December 25, 2016

Pastor Ronnie Scott Bowman, Sr., 70, of Windsor, peacefully transitioned to his heavenly home on Sunday, December 25, 2016. Pastor Ron was born on January 9, 1946 to the late Forest Central and Hazel Fields Bowman in Quincy, FL. He was educated in the Gadsden County School system. After graduating from Carter-Parramore High School in 1963, he matriculated to Florida A&M University (FAMU) and...
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Thomas PAtrick Flanagan

May 15, 1952 - December 25, 2016

Thomas Patrick Flanagan, 64, of Windsor, beloved husband of Madeline (Damus) Flanagan, passed away at home on Sunday, December 25, 2016. Tom was born in New York City on May 15, 1952 to Patricia (Hadden) Flanagan and the late Patrick Flanagan. He grew up in West New York, New Jersey, spent over 30 years in Maywood, New Jersey before settling in Windsor for the past 14 years. Tom volunteered with...
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Richard J. Allen

May 18, 1935 - December 25, 2016

Richard "Dick" J. Allen, 81, of Vernon, loving husband of 55 years to Dolores (Matarazzo) Allen, was called to eternal life on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2016. Born in Boston, MA, the son of the late Michael and Frances (Griffin) Allen, he grew up and lived in Boston before moving to Vernon in 1971. He was a graduate of Boston Latin School, Class of 1953 where he was an athlete who...
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Chlevera A. Trimmier

September 12, 1991 - December 24, 2016

Chlevera A. Trimmier, 25, of Hartford CT, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016. Son of Chlevera Trimmier and Sabina A. Bhimjee. He was a fun-loving free spirit. Chlevera's life would seem too short to many, but those who were beloved by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His gentle smile could melt the hearts of those around him....
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Chlevera A. Trimmier

September 12, 1991 - December 24, 2016

Chlevera,"Little Chev" A. Trimmier, 25, of Hartford, CT, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016. Son of Chlevera Trimmier and Sabina A. Bhimjee. He was a fun-loving free spirit. Chlevera's life would seem too short to many, but those who were beloved by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His gentle smile could melt the hearts of...
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Alfred James Therkelsen

March 26, 1926 - December 24, 2016

Alfred James Therkelsen, 90, of Barkhamsted and formerly of Granby, beloved husband for 66 years of Patricia Anne (O'Connor) Therkelsen, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 24, 2016, in Avon. Born in Hartford on March 23, 1926, son of the late Alfred J. Therkelsen and Florence (Baker) Therkelsen, he was raised in Hartford, was a graduate of Weaver High School, Class of 1943, and he...
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Thomas P. Dawidowicz

April 28, 1948 - December 24, 2016

Thomas P. Dawidowicz, 68, of West Granby and formerly of Rocky Hill and Hartford, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016, at his home. Born in Hartford on April 28, 1948, son of the late Henry S. and Sophie A. (Swider) Dawidowicz, he was raised in Hartford and was a graduate of SS. Cyril & Methodius School and Bulkeley High School. After high school, Thomas continued his education at...
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Maxine Joyce Fradis

December 24, 2016

Maxine Joyce Fradis of Avon, died peacefully in her home on December 24, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. She was the loving wife of the late William Fradis. She was born in Manhattan, the only child of Emeline (Neusteter) and Samuel Abrahams. She is survived by her devoted daughter Hilary Levinson and her husband Elcon of Avon. She was the cherished grandmother of Joseph Levinson and his wife...
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William B. Shuler

December 23, 2016

It is with sincere sorrow that the family of William "Bill" Barry Shuler announce his passing on the 23rd of December 2016 at the age of 63. Bill was born in Middletown to Robert S. and Dorothy (Barry) Shuler. He resided with his family in Durham, East Greenwich, RI; and Hartford, where he graduated from Bulkeley High School '71. He lived in Houston, TX for three years before moving back to...
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Jean M. Parlapiano Foley

March 9, 1952 - December 23, 2016

Jean M. Parlapiano Foley, 64, of New Port Richey, FL, beloved wife of John Foley, passed away on December 23, 2016 at the Life Care Center of New Port Richey. Jean was born in Hartford, CT to the late Irene (Bilak) Parlapiano and John Parlapiano, Sr. on March 9, 1952. She grew up in Windsor and spent close to 30 years in Enfield before moving to Florida where she spent the last 11 years. Jean...
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Elanore Louise Googe

April 3, 1951 - December 23, 2016

Elanore Louise Googe, 65, of Hartford, beloved wife of Victor Smith, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Aikens, SC on April 3, 1951, daughter of Herman Googe of Hartford and the late Retha (Robinson) Googe, she was raised in Aikens, SC until the age of six when she moved to Hartford with her family. Elanore attended Hartford Public Schools and was...
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John Harry Bonnar

March 16, 1930 - December 23, 2016

John "Jack" Harry Bonnar, 86, of Canton and formerly of West Simsbury, beloved husband of Thelma (Brock) Bonnar, passed away, Friday, December 23, 2016. Born in Cleveland, OH, son of the late John Hector and Nora (Zeeck) Bonnar, he was raised in Shaker Heights, OH. He graduated from Miami University, Oxford, OH and received his Master's in Accounting and Financial Management from the University...
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Valeriejean Murphy

June 17, 1948 - December 23, 2016

Valeriejean "Val" Murphy, 68, of East Hartford, beloved wife of 37 years of Raymond Murphy, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford to the late Anthony and Lucy (Cassarino) Voto, she lived most of her life in Windsor and has been a resident of East Hartford for the last 9 years. Val enjoyed crocheting, was an avid New England Patriots fan, and...
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Geraldine W. Jones

January 20, 1923 - December 23, 2016

Geraldine W. Jones was born on January 20, 1923 to the late Edward and Lura (Reynolds) Wells. Born and raised in Hartford, she graduated from Hartford Public High School in 1940. Gerri went on to graduate from Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a B.S. in Music Education (1944) and a Master's in Music Education from the Hartt College of Music (1953). After beginning her teaching career in...
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Barbara Newcomb

December 31, 1923 - December 22, 2016

Barbara (Bartlett) Newcomb, 92, of Vernon, wife of the late Walter A. Newcomb, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at her home with her family at her side. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Raymond and Gladys (Stentaford) Bartlett, she lived in West Hartford, Farmington, and Manchester before moving to Vernon 57 years ago. She was a longtime member of Union...
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Harold A. Wells

July 18, 1930 - December 22, 2016

Harold A. "Pete" Wells, 86, of Vernon, beloved husband of Patricia (Connor) Wells, passed away on Dec. 22, 2016. Pete was born July 18, 1930, in Hubbardston, MA to the late George W. and F. Ella (Stone) Wells. He grew up in Hubbardston during the depression and developed a fascination for all types of motorized vehicles as well as an aptitude for repairing them. He was especially fond of his...
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Irene Theodore

July 20, 1931 - December 22, 2016

Irene "Francie" Theodore, 85, of Lantana, FL, passed away December 22, 2016 in her daughter's home in Stafford Springs while surrounded by her family. Daughter of the late James Nolan and Irene Fowlar Nolan, Francie was born at home in Poquonock, CT on July 20, 1931. She married Frank Theodore, her middle school classmate and sweetheart, and the two shared 52 years of marriage before his passing...
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Robert J. Campbell

September 28, 1924 - December 22, 2016

Robert J. Campbell, 92, of Avon, and formerly of Springfield, MA, passed away peacefully at his home on December 22, 2016. Born in Lynn, MA, Robert ("Bob") was the beloved son of Ralph and Kathleen (Cotter) Campbell. He is survived by his loving wife, Marie A. (Bouchard), and was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth K. (Dragon). He also leaves behind six children, Joan R. Berry and her...
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Mildred Cusick

January 30, 1916 - December 22, 2016

Mildred Cusick, 100, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Francis Cusick, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Scranton, PA to the late Anthony and Margaret Semeska, she lived in Hartford before settling in Bloomfield over 40 years ago. Mildred was a member of St. Gertrude Church in Windsor and attended Mass everyday at various churches. She...
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Jacqueline Messner

March 3, 1931 - December 21, 2016

Jacqueline (Platt) Messner, 85, of East Windsor, formerly of South Windsor, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Touchpoints at Chestnut in East Windsor surrounded by her family. She was born in 1931 in Manchester, CT, daughter of the late Eugene and Essie (Frink) Platt. Jacqueline grew up in South Windsor and graduated from Ellsworth High School. She went to work at the...
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Laurel Gaile

June 28, 1941 - December 21, 2016

Laurel Gaile, 75, of South Windsor, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 while at Glastonbury Health Center. Laurel was born in Lynn, Massachusetts to the late Louis and Lillian (Levine) Lipman. She raised her family in South Windsor and worked as a clerk with the United States Postal Service. Laurel was a free spirit who enjoyed traveling in her Mazda Miata, spending time at the beach and...
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Wellesley Vanriel

November 7, 1930 - December 20, 2016

Wellesley Vanriel, 86, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2016 at Saint Francis Hospital. Wellesley was born to Eli Vanriel and Florence Daley in Jamaica, W.I. on November 7, 1930. He is survived by sons, Ernest (Tony) Vanriel, Rocliffe St. Paul (Maggie) Vanriel and his wife Elsie Clayton Vanriel, Sefton (Ronnie) Vanriel, and Everett Lloyd (Algie) Vanriel; daughters, Jacqueline...
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