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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

Elaine I. Blizniak

January 23, 1939 - March 28, 2015

BLIZNIAK. Elaine I. Blizniak, 76, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Edward J. Blizniak, Sr. passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015. Born in Maine on January 23, 1939 daughter of the late Roscoe and Iola Hannaford. She lived in Somers for many years, it had been the last couple of years she lived in Hartford. Elaine enjoyed her arts and crafts, listening to country music and spending time with...
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Suzanne B. Kuchas

May 4, 1919 - March 28, 2015

Suzanne B. Kuchas, 95, of Windsor, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Hartford on May 4, 1919, daughter of the late Casper Bertash and Susanne Kovetzka Bertash, and has resided in Windsor since 1945. Suzanne was a member of the St. Casimir's Womens Club, part of the Lithuanian Womens Club, and a member of the Womens Club at Stanadyne where she worked...
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Virginia R. Grous

February 27, 1923 - March 28, 2015

Virginia R. Grous, 92, of Vernon, CT, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Woodlake of Tolland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center with her family by her side. Born February 27, 1923 in Rockville, CT, she was a daughter to the late William and Leila (Zwicker) Griffin. She was a beautician for most of her life, working at her mother's hair studio in Rockville for several years. She...
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Dennis W. Campbell

April 3, 1954 - March 28, 2015

Dennis W. Campbell of Granby, CT passed away peacefully on March 28, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. His love of 15 years, Melanie Stewart, was by his side along with Laura Kacy who never left his side also, a true friend. A special thanks goes to his neighbor Dave Carlson, his pharmacist, Robert Kevorkian, Ray Labouliere, his teacher of the electrical trade, his son David,...
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Laurence Z. Cohen

March 28, 1931 - March 26, 2015

Laurence Z. Cohen, 83, of East Windsor, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. He was born March 28, 1931 in Chicopee, MA to the late Peter and Lena (Steinberg) Cohen, and brother to the late Gerald S. Cohen of Agawam, MA. Laurence served his country honorably during the Korean War as an officer in the US Navy. He is survived by his nephews, Jonathan, Eric and...
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Paul Lenkeit

June 21, 1959 - March 25, 2015

Paul Lenkeit, 55, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Lori (Cullis) Lenkeit, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, FL, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 21, 1959 in Cincinnati, OH, son of the late C. Heinz and Amelia (Cassano) Lenkeit. Paul was a graduate of South Windsor High School Class of 1977 and went on to graduate...
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Zigmund P. Gladczak

March 23, 1949 - March 24, 2015

Zigmund "Ziggie" P. Gladczak, 66, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at his home. Born in Germany to the late Edmund and Mary (Grden) Gladczak, he served his country proudly with the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and worked for the US Postal Service. He is survived by his daughter Tracy Dumont; his two granddaughters; his three great-grandchildren; his...
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Clarence Edwin Handy

October 16, 1922 - March 24, 2015

Clarence Edwin Handy – October 16, 1922-March 24, 2015 Clarence was born in Attleboro, MA. He served in World War II in Germany, Luxembourg, and Austria as a Combat Engineer. His stories were many…about the time he met General George Patton; how he built bridges with his fellow soldiers and then blew them up; how an Army buddy taught him to play the harmonica on the streets of...
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Lawrence A. Cox

January 13, 1948 - March 24, 2015

Lawrence Alan Cox, 67, of West Hartford, beloved husband of Ann Curtis Cox for 44 years, passed away suddenly, March 24, 2015, at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, after a six-year battle with Mesothelioma. Born in Peoria, IL, son of the late Thomas A, Cox, Jr. and Mary Katherine (Harrison) Cox of Hartford, he was raised in Chicago; lived in Avon twenty years, Stamford, and the past four...
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Mabelle Spear

November 26, 1927 - March 24, 2015

SPEAR. Mabelle"Mickey"Spear of Suffield, 87 years of age, was surrounded by her family as she passed gracefully into heaven. God, Family, Community and Friends were the cornerstones of how she lived her earthly journey. A lifelong Episcopalian, Mickey was an active member of Calvary Episcopal Church of Suffield for more than 40 years and many years at Grace Church, Broadbrook. Included in the...
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Joseph C. Blaettler

April 16, 1918 - March 24, 2015

Joseph C. Blaettler, 96, of Vernon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was born in New York City on April 16, 1918 to the late Joseph and Anna (Lamb) Blaettler. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II serving from 1942 – 1945 in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. He retired from the Bulova Watch Company in Queens, New York in 1987 and moved to Vernon in 1991 to be...
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Dorothy Neberle Dehm

September 22, 1918 - March 23, 2015

Mrs. Dorothy (Neberle) Dehm, 96, of Bloomfield, died peacefully on March 23, 2015 surrounded by the love of her family at the Seabury Retirement Community. She was born in Saginaw, MI, on September 22, 1918, and was a graduate of the University of Michigan where she met her beloved husband David who predeceased her in 1988. They shared a loving and adventurous life together – living in...
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Roger M. Cyr

October 8, 1939 - March 23, 2015

Roger M. Cyr, 75, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Gisele "Gigi" (Dionne) Cyr, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 23, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born October 8, 1939 in New Brunswick, Canada to the late Louis and Azilda Cyr. Roger served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. Before his retirement in 2001 he was a long time employee for Stanadyne Corp. in Windsor where he...
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Thelma McComb

January 1, 1931 - March 23, 2015

Thelma McComb, 84, of Bloomfield beloved wife of Tom McComb passed away Monday, March 23, 2015. Born January 1, 1931 in Divers, VA daughter of the late Jasper and Annie (Richardson) Coley she had lived in Bloomfield since 1964. Thelma enjoyed knitting for her family and friends. Besides her husband Tom, she is survived by a daughter, MiChelle McComb-Hall of Springfield, MA; a granddaughter,...
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Arthur F. McAllister

April 12, 1936 - March 22, 2015

Arthur F. McAllister, 78, of Simsbury, beloved husband of Barbara (Frattini) McAllister, passed away on March 22, 2015, surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Barre, VT, he was the son of the late Rowe and Libby (Catto) McAllister. He graduated from Spaulding High School in 1954, Burdett College in Boston, class of 1956, where he was also a member of Delta Nu Omega Fraternity, and the...
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Loretta M. Padegimas

September 5, 1925 - March 22, 2015

Loretta M. (Paradis) Padegimas, 89, of South Windsor, beloved wife of John A. Padegimas, died peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at a local convalescent home. She was born on September 5, 1925 in Ft. Kent, Maine, daughter of the late Alfred and Anna (DuFour) Paradis. Loretta was married to the love of her life, John in 1948 and together they settled in South Windsor, where they raised their...
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Elizabeth Gilbert Worden

March 19, 1930 - March 22, 2015

Elizabeth "Betty" (Gilbert) Worden, 85, of Vernon, wife of the late H. Lyman Worden, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at her home with her family at her side. Born in Kezar Falls, Maine, the daughter of the late Albert and Florence (Davis) Gilbert, she grew up and lived in the Lewiston, Maine area before moving to Connecticut. She lived in Windsor, CT for many years before...
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Rosa D'Angelo

February 11, 1921 - March 22, 2015

D'ANGELO. Rosa D'Angelo, 94, of Wethersfield, beloved wife of the late Giuseppe Nicola D'Angelo passed away at her home Sunday, March 22, 2015. Born February 11, 1921 in Castelmauro, Italy daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Sticca) Cicchetti, she had lived in Wethersfield for the past 48 years. Before retiring she was employed by Filene's Department Store in the Bridal Department. ...
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Rose Marie Rezende

December 28, 1937 - March 22, 2015

Rose Marie Rezende (Dirrigl), 77, of South Windsor, devoted wife of Daniel Rezende, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Hartford to the late Francis Dirrigl and Mary Dirrigl (Braun), and grew up there, where she met the love of her life while in high school, was married, and then moved to South Windsor in 1963. Family was very important to her, a daycare...
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Raymond M. Caron

July 18, 1927 - March 22, 2015

Raymond M. Caron, 87, of Vernon, loving husband of 30 years to Theresa (Carobini) Caron, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2015 with his family at his side. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, the son of the late Joseph and Diana (Leger) Caron, he grew up and lived in Fall River before moving to Vernon 64 years ago. Prior to his retirement, Raymond was employed by the Connecticut...
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Ladislav Kremer

March 26, 1921 - March 21, 2015

Ladislav "Laddy" Kremer, 93, of Simsbury, CT and formerly of Wantagh, New York passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Granby, CT. He was born in Maratice, Czechoslovakia on March 26, 1921, son of the late Louis Kremer and Anna (Genera) Kremer. He came to the United States on September 20, 1930. He was raised in Yorkville and the Bronx, NY. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical...
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Vincent J. Tedeschi

September 8, 1928 - March 21, 2015

TEDESCHI. Vincent "Vincenzo" Tedeschi, 86, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Joyce (Miner) Tedeschi passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015. Born September 8, 1928 in Sepino C. Basso, Italy, son of the late Antonio and Giacondina (Mortella) Tedeschi he and his wife lived in Bloomfield for many years where they raised their family before moving to Windsor 14 years ago. Vincent served with the...
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Rebecca Elizabeth Flowers

March 21, 2015

Rebecca Elizabeth (Meggett) Flowers, 74, of Hartford, went to her eternal rest with the Lord on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at her home. Born in West Chester, PA to the late Gilbert and Catherine (Penn) Flowers, she has been a resident of Hartford for over 50 years and was a member of Phillips Metropolitan CME Church in Hartford. Rebecca earned her Master's degree in Special Education from UCONN and...
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John Lawton

August 7, 1928 - March 21, 2015

John "Jack" Lawton, 86, of South Windsor, Connecticut, loving husband of Shirley (Roberts) Lawton for 64 years, died unexpectedly at home on March 21, 2015. Born in Hartford, Connecticut on August 7, 1928, son of the late John and Anna (Sullivan), he had been a lifelong resident of South Windsor, Connecticut. Jack was a graduate of Ellsworth High School in South Windsor, Class of 1948. He worked...
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Katherine Margaret DeMaria

September 15, 1932 - March 20, 2015

Katherine Margaret DeMaria, 82, of West Suffield, beloved wife for 61 years of Anthony J. DeMaria, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2015, surrounded by her family at her home. Born in Greensburg, IN on September 15, 1932, daughter of the late John William and Rebecca (Gephart) Waybright, she was raised in Waterbury and had lived in West Hartford since 1963 before retiring to her lake...
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Ernest Richard Silkey

December 8, 1946 - March 20, 2015

Ernest "Ernie" Richard Silkey, 68, of Agawam, MA and formerly of Granby, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2015 at his home. Born in Westfield, MA on December 8, 1946, son of the late Albert M. Silkey, Sr. and Charlotte (Orpin) Silkey, he was raised in Granby and was a graduate of Granby Memorial High School, Class of 1965. Ernie continued his education at Post Junior College and then...
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Pasquale A. Gargiulo

July 15, 1938 - March 20, 2015

Pasquale "Pat" A. Gargiulo, 76, of Windsor, beloved husband of 35 years to Maxine Gargiulo, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born July 15, 1938 in New Haven and proudly served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy. A Windsor resident since 1986, Pat was a member of the Hartford Gun Club, enjoyed spending time with his family, woodworking and...
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Gwendolyn Serafin

April 6, 1932 - March 19, 2015

Gwendolyn "Gwen" (Crosby) Serafin, 82, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Walter F. Serafin, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at her home. Born in East Millinocket, Maine, the daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Lee) Crosby, she grew up there and after high school moved to Connecticut residing in New Britain and Hartford before moving to South Windsor over 55 years ago...
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Willie M. de Graffenreaidt, Jr.

May 29, 1946 - March 19, 2015

Willie M. de Graffenreaidt, Jr, 68, of East Hartford, beloved husband of Fredrena (Ford) de Graffenreaidt, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in Apex, NC to the late Willie M. de Graffenreaidt, Sr. and Gladys Marie (MacDonald) Timmons, he was raised in Chapel Hill, NC and has been a resident of East Hartford for over 36 years. Willie was a member...
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Robert L. Levesque

February 24, 1940 - March 19, 2015

Robert L. Levesque, 75, of South Windsor, CT, passed away peacefully Thursday morning March 19, 2015 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born February 24, 1940 in Van Buren, ME, he was a son to the late Thomas and Antoinette (Berube) Levesque. Robert retired from Local 210 as a union acoustical ceiling installer, and enjoyed woodworking. Besides his wife Jacky, he leaves his son Glen Levesque;...
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Dante G. Michelizza

December 12, 1938 - March 18, 2015

Dante G. Michelizza, 76, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Born December 12, 1938 in Sedilis Di Tarcento, Udine, Italy, he was a son to the late Giovanni and Maria Michelizza. He lived in Italy until age 17, moving to Switzerland and later Persia. He returned to Italy where he met his wife, I. Carla (Emanuele) Michelizza, and together...
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Mariamma Mathew

April 3, 1927 - March 18, 2015

Mariamma Mathew, 87, of Unionville, beloved wife of Palackel Mathew, passed away peacefully March 18, 2015. Born in Kozhencherry, India, she was the daughter of the late V.G. and Annamma Varghese. She spent much of her life in India where she had a vital role assisting her husband who was the Superintendent of YMCA Boys Town in Madras for many years. Besides her husband, Mathew, she leaves her...
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Arline Brown Pressler Ramsdell

May 25, 1916 - March 18, 2015

Arline (Brown) Pressler Ramsdell, 98, of Tolland, wife of the late Raymond Ramsdell, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at her home. Born in Ellington, the daughter of the late Winfred and Agnes (Manning) Brown, she grew up and lived in Ellington and Vernon before moving to Tolland 58 years ago. Prior to her retirement, Arline owned and operated a hair salon in the Ellington...
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Frances Anna Peirson

March 12, 1922 - March 17, 2015

Frances Anna (Dunmore) Peirson, 93, of Bloomfield and formerly of Simsbury and Granby, wife for 64 years of the late Frank Donald Peirson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Bloomfield. Born in Chester Springs, PA on March 12, 1922, daughter of the late John C. and Sara (Latshaw) Dunmore, she was raised in Kimberton, PA and graduated from Phoenixville High School with the Class...
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Betty G. Rein

May 31, 1928 - March 17, 2015

Betty (Gabrielson) Rein, 86, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Robert P. Rein, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Buckingham Estates in Glastonbury, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Elizabeth, NJ, daughter of the late Gustav and Jennie (Anderson) Gabrielson. Betty grew up in Elizabeth, NJ and graduated from Baton High School with the class of 1945. She was...
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Edward B. Duclos, Jr.

April 19, 1936 - March 17, 2015

Edward B. Duclos, Jr., 78, loving husband and father, died on St. Patrick's Day morning at home in South Windsor surrounded by his loved ones. He was born April 19, 1936 in New London. "Sonny" was the late son of Edward and Margaret. He graduated from New London High School, Class of '54. Ed began work at Pratt Whitney and Colt Industries, and spent 42 years at Mal Tool and Engineering as an...
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Theresa Rose Reaves

February 8, 1921 - March 16, 2015

Theresa Rose (Colapietro) Reaves, 94, of West Hartford, beloved wife of the late James Powell Reaves, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015. Born in Windsor Locks, daughter of the late Leonard and Stella (Romito) Colapietro, she lived in Longmeadow, MA for many years moving to West Hartford in 1996. She had been the window designer for Steiger's Department Stores in Springfield and Enfield before...
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Emma Jane Johnson

November 14, 1922 - March 15, 2015

Emma Jane Johnson. It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of my mom, Emma, better known as Jane Johnson on Sunday, March 15, 2015. She was born in Elyria, OH on November 14, 1922 to the late Walter and Florence Spray. She was married 27 years to the late Hugh Johnson. Predeceased by two sons and daughter-in-laws, David and Patricia Johnson of Tolland, CT, and Andy and Cindy...
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Anthony Correia, Jr.

September 3, 1930 - March 15, 2015

Anthony "Tony" Correia, Jr., 84, of East Hartford and formerly of Bloomfield, beloved husband for 40 years of the late Florence G. (Brownell) Correia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in New Bedford, MA on September 3, 1930, son of the late Anthony Correia, Sr. and Inorina (Cardoza) Correia, he was raised in New Bedford, MA and had lived in...
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Ernest I. Rettig

July 6, 1922 - March 15, 2015

Ernest I. Rettig, 92, unexpectedly passed from this life on Sunday, March 15, 2015. He leaves his lifelong sweetheart, his beloved wife of 71 years, Barbara (Rae) Rettig of Avon. Born in Hartford July 6, 1922, he grew up in Old Wethersfield, the son of the late O.A. Rettig and Anna W. Rettig. He was predeceased by his older brother Richard Paul Rettig and sister Marie Rettig Keleher. As a youth...
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Harriet Goldstein

December 12, 1931 - March 15, 2015

Harriet (Goodis) Goldstein, 83, of Avon, formerly of Mahwah and Teaneck, NJ, beloved wife of the late Lester Goldstein, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2015. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Kathryn (Elfenstein) Goodis. She was raised in Philadelphia and graduated from Temple University. Harriet had a love for learning and often audited college classes. ...
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David F. Washington

March 27, 1962 - March 14, 2015

David F. Washington, 52, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Lake Katrine, NY. He was born March 27, 1962 in Sacramento, CA to Carol (Wheaton) Washington and the late Francis Washington. David graduated from Bloomfield High School and after a couple of years of college found his niche in the airline industry. He worked the counters for many of the carriers in...
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Joseph Robert Rocheleau

November 9, 1939 - March 14, 2015

Joseph Robert Rocheleau, 75, of Vernon, beloved husband of Patricia (Paulin) Rocheleau, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Hartford to the late Maurice F. Rocheleau and Rose Marie (Roy) Rocheleau, and lived his life in East Hartland, South Windsor, and Vernon. Joseph loved his family above everything else. He adored his wife Patricia and was so grateful for...
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Vidyaba Hasmukhbhai Patel

October 10, 1931 - March 14, 2015

Mrs. Vidyaba Hasmukhbhai Patel, passed peacefully at Masonicare Nursing Home in the early hours of Saturday March 14, 2015 in Wallingford, CT at the age of 83. Vidyaba was born on October 10, 1931 in Boria, India to Umedbhai and Lalita Patel. She lived a full life exploring various cultures by living in 5 different countries during her lifetime. From all her travels with her late husband, she...
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Albert L. Sapolis

August 3, 1935 - March 14, 2015

Albert "Red" Lawrence Sapolis, 79, beloved husband of Janet M. Sapolis of Windsor, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. Red was born in Warehouse Point on August 3, 1935, son of the late Joseph Sapolis and Adella Stefanik Sapolis. He lived his entire life in Connecticut and grew up on Pleasant St. in Windsor just down the street from his high school sweetheart and future...
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Bernice Hewitt

October 20, 1921 - March 13, 2015

Mrs. Bernice Hill "Honey" Hewitt, 93 of Hartford, CT, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 13, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. She was born in Ochlocknee, GA on Friday, October 20, 1921, daughter of the late Jesse and Angeline Boone Hill. Bernice attended Ochlocknee High School and graduated from the St. Petersburg Public School System in St. Petersburg, Florida. Bernice...
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George P. Hall

February 5, 1920 - March 13, 2015

HALL. George Peter Hall of Suffield, a retired aeronautics engineer and avid horseman who coached the Kuwait Equestrian Team to improbable victory in the 1982 Asian Games, died Friday at the age of 95. Born in 1920 in Mechanicville, N.Y., he was the youngest child of a widowed Greek mother. Like many in his generation, he served in World War II. Among one of the first classes to earn a graduate...
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Helen M. Luszcak

May 28, 1920 - March 12, 2015

Helen M. (Olander) Luszczak, 94, of Wethersfield, beloved wife for 66 years of the late Joseph Luszczak, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning (March 12, 2015) at Hartford Hospital. Helen was born in Hartford, CT on May 28, 1920, daughter of the late Michael and Nora (Knapp) Olander; she was raised in Wethersfield along with her 12 siblings. Helen was the consummate loving wife, mother and...
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Priscilla Torrey August

August 26, 1940 - March 12, 2015

Priscilla (Pat) Torrey August, 74, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late William H. August, Jr., passed away peacefully with family at her side on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Before her husband's passing in 2011, Pat and Bill had celebrated fifty amazing years of marriage. Pat was a breast cancer survivor and fought for many years with health issues related to Multiple...
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Anna S. Wolf

November 18, 1924 - March 12, 2015

Anna (Szrom) Wolf, 90, of Hartford, born to Joseph and Katarzyna (Owczarz) Szrom on November 18, 1924, passed away peacefully at home on March 12, 2015. She cherished 47 of years of marriage with her late husband, Zygmunt "Ziggy" Wolf. Anna enjoyed family gatherings, dancing, word search puzzles, watching the daily Mass, and trips to the casinos. She was a lifetime member of S.S. Cyril and...
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Dorothy L. Paine

June 11, 1923 - March 11, 2015

Dorothy Linde Paine, (aka Dorothy Kern), 91, of Farmington, beloved wife of the late Everett Griswold Paine, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2015. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy Raine Linde, she was raised in West Hartford, where she graduated from Hall High School in 1941. She later graduated from Endicott Junior College in Beverly, Massachusetts. During World War...
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Kristina Marie Kloo

July 24, 1989 - March 10, 2015

Kristina Marie Kloo, 25, of Manchester, beloved daughter of Carl Kloo and Lisa (Bates) Shaw, and loving sister to Kyle Kloo, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Rockville General Hospital. She was born on July 24, 1989 in Manchester, CT. Kristina attended Rockville High School and received her degree. Along with her parents and brother, she leaves her paternal grandmother, Patricia...
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Elizabeth Ragin

March 20, 1928 - March 10, 2015

Elizabeth Ragin, 86, of Hartford, CT, beloved wife of the late Gip William Ragin for 42 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at St. Mary Home in West Hartford. She was born in Summerton, South Carolina on March 20, 1928, the daughter of Eveline Walters. A resident of Hartford for over 50 years, Elizabeth was an active member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Hartford. She will...
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Richard P. Bryll

January 25, 1960 - March 9, 2015

BRYLL. Richard P. Bryll, 55, of Suffield passed away Monday, March 9, 2015. He was Born January 25, 1960 in Hartford, son of Asunda (Cicero) Bryll of Suffield and the late Mitchell J. Bryll. A resident of Suffield, he worked as an agricultural mechanic for many years with a passion for farming. As a car enthusiast he founded Farmboy Racing. He leaves his mother, his three children, Michelle...
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Joseph Norman Richard

November 15, 1930 - March 9, 2015

Joseph Norman Richard, 84, of Willington, CT, loving husband of 61 years to Gabrielle (Desorcy) Richard, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. Born in New Bedford, MA, the son of the late Albert and Angelina (Belisle) Richard, he grew up and lived in New Bedford, MA and Manchester, CT and Vernon, CT before moving to Willington over 48 years ago. He was a heating...
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Mary G. Gaylord

March 26, 1916 - March 9, 2015

GAYLORD. Mary G. Gaylord, 98, of Windsor beloved wife of the late Raymond F. Gaylord passed away Monday, March 9, 2015. Born March 26, 1916 in Windsor Locks, daughter of the late Thomas and Jane (Sherlock) Griffin she grew up in Windsor Locks graduated from Windsor Locks High School in 1933 and attended the University of Hartford, moving to Windsor over 70 years ago. Mary was a teacher in the...
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Michael C. Libman

April 16, 1938 - March 9, 2015

Michael C. Libman, 76, of Old Saybrook, formerly of West Hartford, passed away Monday, March 9, 2015. Born in Hartford, son of the late Bernard and Gertrude (Case) Libman, he lived in West Hartford many years. His professional career was spent as a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker. He leaves one brother, Hanafi Libman of Seattle, WA, nieces, nephews, and cousins from the Libman and Case...
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Ann Bologna

March 25, 1923 - March 9, 2015

Ann Bologna, 91, of Windsor Locks, beloved wife of Alfred Bologna, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 09, 2015 at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford. Born in Yonkers, NY to the late Dominick and Anna (Chianta) Puzzo, she was raised in the Thompsonville section of Enfield before moving to Windsor Locks after marrying her husband Alfred in 1949. Ann was a member of St. Robert...
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Richard E. Parks

January 7, 1931 - March 8, 2015

Richard "Dick" Parks, 84, of Windsor, beloved husband of Ruth (Masters) Parks, passed away March 8th 2015. He was born Jan 7, 1931. Richard was one of 13 children born to Harry and Elizabeth Parks of Presque Isle Maine. Dick was retired president of the JT George Cam Company. In addition to his wife Ruth of 55 years, he leaves his children, Bradford and Marjorie Parks Kelleher and beloved...
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Conrad A. Manville

June 27, 1917 - March 7, 2015

Conrad A. Manville, 97, formerly of Avon, passed away on March 7, 2015 in Branford. He was the husband of Lillian (Bogart) Manville and the late Doris (MacDavid) Manville. Born in Bridgeport, he was a son of the late Alfred and Florine (Arnold) Manville. He graduated from Chester High School in 1936 and from the CT State Technical Institute in 1951. Mr. Manville retired in 1979 from the SNETCO...
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Eleanor Stead Hart Delaney

January 9, 1921 - March 6, 2015

Eleanor "Ellie" (Stead) Hart Delaney, 94, of Vernon and formerly of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Suffield, the daughter of the late Charles and Edna (Nevers) Stead, she has lived in South Windsor for most of her life before moving to Vernon eleven years ago. Prior to her retirement, Eleanor was employed at the Hartford...
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Ervin Joseph St. Onge

November 29, 1931 - March 6, 2015

Ervin Joseph St.Onge, 83, of Vernon, loving husband of 63 years to Theresa (Henderson) St.Onge, passed away peacefully after a courageous 6 year battle with cancer on Friday, March 6, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Ashland, Maine, the son of the late Albert and Josephine (Soucier) St.Onge. He was also the stepson of Joe Chambers. He grew up in Presque Isle, Maine and has...
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Edward H. Keune

January 22, 1938 - March 6, 2015

Edward H. Keune, 77, of Ellington, beloved husband and best friend for over 55 years of Diana (Deming) Keune, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hartford to the late Clifford H. and Frances (Cole) Keune, he was raised in Rockville and has been an Ellington resident most of his life. Edward was an active member of St. John's...
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Rodney A. Shuart

July 31, 1929 - March 5, 2015

Rodney Allen Shuart, 85, of Berlin and longtime resident of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 5, 2015 surrounded by those who loved him. Rod was born in Patterson, NJ on July 31, 1929 to James and Edith Shoudy Shuart. He spent many happy hours of his youth in fishing and hunting activities with his best friend, his dad. Rod was a true renaissance man, enjoying his pursuits...
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H. Russel Kunz

October 3, 1931 - March 4, 2015

H. Russell "Russ" Kunz, of Vernon, CT, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy, NY on October 3, 1931, he was a son to the late William G. and Amelia (Miller) Kunz. He graduated from Troy High School and obtained a bachelor's, Master's, and doctorate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For...
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Marguerite Q. Britting

June 23, 1929 - March 4, 2015

BRITTING. Marguerite (Quirk) Britting, "Peg" to everyone of Duncaster Rd., Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Dr. John Britting passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Albany, NY, daughter of the late John and Marian (Flood) Quirk, she attended Vincentian Institute at the College of St. Rose and St. Peter's Hospital School of Nursing...
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Katrice Tomarah Gibson

April 4, 1970 - March 3, 2015

Katrice Tomarah Gibson, 44 of Bloomfield, passed into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 after waging a courageous nine-year long battle with breast cancer. Katrice was born on April 4, 1970 in Hartford, CT, daughter of Kenneth Tyrone Gibson of Raleigh, NC, and the late Zelma Lee Henderson Gibson. She graduated from Bloomfield High School, Class of 1988 and later worked for G. Fox & Co. in...
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Viola C. Mahoney

September 11, 1930 - March 3, 2015

Viola Caroline (Nelson) Mahoney, 84, of South Windsor, died Tuesday evening, March 3, 2015 after a brief illness. She was born in Manchester, CT on September 11, 1930 to Karl and Hilda (Nykvist) Nelson. She is survived by her 4 children, Brian Mahoney of Glastonbury, Carol McDermott and her husband Tom of Pittsford NY, Neal Mahoney and his wife Mary (Cox) of Manchester, Nancy Mahoney Nodden of...
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Mary Katz Moule

November 5, 1937 - March 3, 2015

Mary Katz Moule, 77, of Wilbraham, MA and formerly of Windsor and Simsbury, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 surrounded by loved ones. Born in Rockford, IL on November 5, 1937, daughter of the late Ignazio and Mary (Fiorenza) Spinello, she was raised in Rockford, IL and Roswell, NM, and had lived in Windsor, Simsbury and upstate New York before moving to Worcester, MA and then to...
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Priscilla Marie Wells

January 12, 1946 - March 2, 2015

Priscilla Marie (Anderson) Wells, 69, of Windsor, beloved wife of A. Keith Wells, passed away suddenly on Monday evening March 2, 2015 at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, FL. Priscilla was born on January 12, 1946 in Mt. Kisco, NY, the daughter of the late Warren and Nancy (Hendricks) Anderson. She graduated from Windsor High and had many jobs over the years but truly found her niche...
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June A. Cooke

June 21, 1932 - March 2, 2015

June A. Cooke, 82, of South Windsor wife of the late David Cooke of Rocky Hill died suddenly Monday March 2, 2015, at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Manchester to the late Walton Hansen Alexander and Laura Mae (Bridges) Alexander. She grew up in South Windsor moved to Rocky Hill spent a few years in Sun City, AZ. and recently moved back to South Windsor. June...
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Lawrence W. Ziemba

November 17, 1950 - March 2, 2015

Lawrence W. Ziemba, 64, of Vernon, CT; passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 2, 2015. Born November 17, 1950 in Hartford, CT, he was a son to the late Lawrence E. and Shirley (Wilson) Ziemba. Larry was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving 2 tours of duty with the United States Marine Corp. He was a decorated veteran and proud recipient of the Purple Heart. He was employed 15 years for...
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Rodney Midford

November 17, 1923 - March 2, 2015

Rodney "Rod" Midford, 91, of Glastonbury and formerly of South Windsor, beloved husband of 69 years to Charlotte (Marks) Midford, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015. Born in Bridgeport, the son of the late Roland and Ethel (Olmstead) Midford, he grew up in Manchester and lived in Ellington, Bolton, South Windsor and retired to Fort Myers, FL. He was a graduate of Manchester High School before...
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Dwight R. Willis

June 30, 1951 - March 2, 2015

Dwight E. Willis, 63, of Ellington, beloved husband of Jasmin (Palomaria) Willis, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 2, 2015 at Rockville General Hospital. Born in Stafford, the son of the late Francis and Pansy (Welch) Willis, he was a lifelong resident of Ellington. He was employed as an aerospace engineer at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, and was previously employed as a contractor at...
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Anna M. Burns

February 18, 1926 - March 1, 2015

BURNS. Anna M. Burns, 89, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late John Burns, Jr. passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her home. Born February 18, 1926 in West Hartford, CT daughter of the late Carl and Helen (Kennedy) Setterberg she lived in Windsor most her life. Anna enjoyed sewing and knitting for her family and friends. She was a communicant of St. Gabriel Church, Windsor. Anna is survived...
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Raymond L. McFarland

September 21, 1939 - February 28, 2015

Raymond L. McFarland, 75, of East Windsor, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born September 21, 1939 in Donora, Pennsylvania to the late John D. and Edna (Goodson) McFarland. Ray had served honorably in the U.S. Navy and before his retirement he had worked for Aetna for many years. He is survived by his partner of 25 years, Janet Wheeler of East...
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Percival Hezekiah Spencer

April 15, 1920 - February 27, 2015

Percival Hezekiah Spencer, 94, of Hartford passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. Percival was born on April 15, 1920 in Brompton, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, son of the late Edward Augustus Spencer and Jane Banton. He married his former wife Verlie Myers in November of 1955 and from this union was blessed with seven children. Before immigrating to the...
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Sally Ann Kollberg

September 20, 1938 - February 26, 2015

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

January 23, 1937 - February 25, 2015

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

August 9, 1938 - February 24, 2015

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

August 17, 1923 - February 24, 2015

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

March 26, 1948 - February 24, 2015

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

May 28, 1934 - February 24, 2015

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

May 29, 1939 - February 23, 2015

Deacon Maeo (Rucker) Graham, 75, of Hartford, beloved wife for 34 years of Joe Louis Graham, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 23, 2015 surrounded by her family at her home. Born in Dewy Rose, GA on May 29, 1939, daughter of the late Rufus and Grace Mae (Wall) Rucker, she was raised in Hartwell, GA and had lived in Hartford for the last 56 years. Maeo worked as a healthcare technician at...
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Isabelle E. Brown

January 3, 1916 - February 23, 2015

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

April 8, 1925 - February 23, 2015

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

September 3, 1946 - February 22, 2015

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

March 1, 1951 - February 22, 2015

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

January 15, 1950 - February 22, 2015

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

February 16, 1933 - February 22, 2015

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

November 29, 1931 - February 20, 2015

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

March 14, 1956 - February 20, 2015

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

February 26, 1958 - February 20, 2015

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

November 19, 1930 - February 19, 2015

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

May 28, 1936 - February 19, 2015

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

April 23, 1945 - February 19, 2015

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

October 24, 1959 - February 18, 2015

Richard Van Houten, 55, passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at his home in East Windsor. He is survived by his mother, Penny Van Houten of East Windsor, his father Robert Van Houten and his wife Valerie, of Essex, his three brothers and their wives, Scott and Cathy Van Houten of Waldorf, MD, Gregory and Diondrea Van Houten of Windsor, and Peter and Kristin Van Houten of Woodstock, MD;...
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James Ellis Ingram

November 21, 1934 - February 17, 2015

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

November 7, 1928 - February 17, 2015

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

March 11, 1958 - February 16, 2015

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