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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

Franciszka Franczak

September 3, 1920 - September 2, 2014

Franciszka Franczak, 93, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Kazimierz Franczak, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 02, 2014 at Hughes Health and Rehab in West Hartford. Born in Poland to the late Jozef and Marianna (Smyrak) Czarny, she came to the US in 1981 and was a former employee of Casa Mia restaurant and the Capital Cleaning Co. Franciszka was a member of SS. Cyril and...
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Bernice H. Wojtukiewicz

December 20, 1924 - August 31, 2014

Bernice H. "Aunt Bea" Wojtukiewicz, 89, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Alexander Wojtukiewicz, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Suffield to the late Stanislaw and Ksavra (Lukasewicz) Druzolowski, she has been a Windsor resident for over 51 years. Aunt Bea, as she was known, was an active member of St. Gertrude Church in Windsor where she was a member...
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Margaret Spagna

March 12, 1926 - August 30, 2014

Margaret (Owens) Spagna, 88, died peacefully on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at home with loving family and friends at her side. Born in Chicago, Illinois on March 12, 1926, she was the daughter of Joseph and Hannah Owens. Margaret moved to Enfield, CT with her family in 1961, then to Somers, CT, and later to Hollywood FL in 1980. She worked in the banking industry for many years before retiring in...
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Dorothy Eileen Puglise

September 25, 1933 - August 30, 2014

PUGLISE. Dorothy Eileen (Larson) Puglise, 80, of Granby, beloved wife of the late Joseph Raymond Puglise passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014. Born September 25, 1933 in Corning, KS daughter of the late Dewey and Louise (Heers) Larson, she had lived in Granby for the past 25 years. Before retiring she was employed by CIGNA and later employed by Pease & Main Law Firm. She and her husband were...
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Geraldine C. Snelgrove

November 5, 1920 - August 30, 2014

Geraldine C. (Landmann) Snelgrove, 93, of Windsor, beloved wife to the late James E. Snelgrove for 59 years, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, August 30, 2014. Born in Ridgewood, NY, daughter of the late Michael and Charlotte (Albert) Landmann, she lived in Windsor since 1947. Her family was the light of her life. She leaves three daughters Janet Thompson and her husband Thomas of East...
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Richard Stephen McGinley

May 1, 1955 - August 30, 2014

Richard Stephen McGinley, 59, of Granby, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014, at his home. Born in St. Albans, VT, son of the late Raymond and Ruth (Seavey) McGinley, he was raised in Old Town, Maine where he played football in both high school and for a year at the University of Maine. His entire professional career was in food service. He managed the AC Petersen Farm's Restaurants as well as...
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Anna Forrest Taylor

November 23, 1922 - August 30, 2014

Anna Forrest Taylor, 91, of Ellington, beloved wife of the late Ronald Taylor, passed away peacefully at Fox Hill Center on August 30, 2014. Born in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada, she settled in East Hartford forty years ago and moved to Ellington in 2010. Before her retirement in 1987, she was a supervisor at the Hartford Probate Court for many years. An inspiration to all, Anna brightened...
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Peggy Staubach

May 8, 1926 - August 28, 2014

Peggy Staubach (b. Margaret Elizabeth Brent) died at home on August 28, 2014 surrounded by her family. Peggy, born May 8, 1926 was the eldest daughter of Harold Brent and Marie Rutherford Brent, who predeceased her. She grew up in Hillsdale New Jersey where she enjoyed drawing, reading, writing for her high school newspaper, hunting rabbits with her dad, and following the exploits of Amelia...
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Esther Caroline Blake-Harris

May 9, 1958 - August 28, 2014

Esther Caroline Blake-Harris, 56, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in London, England on May 9, 1958, daughter of Hyacinth Willocks Blake of Hartford, she was raised in England before immigrating to Hartford with her family at the age of nine. Esther attended Hartford Public Schools, was very involved in sports including track and...
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Yvonne Alice Bass

January 1, 1942 - August 28, 2014

Yvonne Alice (Ferron) Bass, 72, of Ellington, died peacefully on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Hartford Hospital. She was born on January 1, 1942, in Bristol, daughter of the late Charles and Lillian Ferron.Yvonne worked as a Phlebotomist for Quest Laboratories for many years. She raised puppies for the Guiding Eyes for the Blind and was an active member of the Bolton Regional Lions Club for...
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Georgiana M. Cutler

November 2, 1929 - August 27, 2014

Georgiana M. "Georgie" (Enes) Cutler, 85, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Henry R. Cutler, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at a local convalescent home. She was born on November 2, 1929, in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late George and Gladys (Dow) Enes. A lifelong resident of South Windsor, she was a graduate of South Windsor High School. Georgie was a longtime member...
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Robert J. Krawski

May 7, 1946 - August 26, 2014

Robert J. "Bob" Krawski, 68, of Tolland, CT passed away on Tuesday, August 26th after a short battle with cancer. Bob was the fifth of six children born to the late Helen (Zagorski) and Joseph Krawski. In his early years, he spent much of his time working on the Krawski Farm, before earning his degree in engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology and serving in the National Guard. He worked...
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Constance Cart Harrison

October 8, 1922 - August 25, 2014

Constance Cart Harrison, 91, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 25, 2014 at her home. Born in Mount Vernon, New York to the late Francis Guerin Cart, Jr. and Ruth Simons Cart, she was raised and lived in Pennsylvania, France, South Carolina, California and New Jersey. She retired to Tampa, FL where she resided for over 30 years before settling in South Windsor over 2 years...
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Korey E. Yorkin/Sterrett

October 25, 1969 - August 25, 2014

Korey E. Yorkin/Sterrett, 44, of Simsbury, died unexpectedly on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Bridgeport Hospital. She was born October 25, 1969 in Albany, N.Y. Graduating from Simsbury High School in 1988, she participated in several sports. Korey played lacrosse and served as the captain of the field hockey team. She played both sports with true competitive spirit. Even while in high school, she...
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Lillian Alice Stevens

July 27, 1907 - August 24, 2014

Dorothea (Blinnie) Shanklin, 107, beloved wife of the late Richard W. Shanklin, passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Village at Buckland Court in South Windsor. She was born in Frankfort, Indiana to the late Carrie (Kern) and Richard Blinn. Dorothea was the Librarian for the town of Frankfort, Indiana. She and Richard moved across the country, being resettled more than 50 times during...
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Allen J. MacNeal

March 3, 1920 - August 24, 2014

Allen J. MacNeal, 94, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Harriet (Woodward) MacNeal passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Kimberly Hall Nursing Home in Windsor. Born in Scranton, PA on March 3, 1920 to the late Allen James and Myrtle (Hartranft) MacNeal he attended high school in Scranton and left before his senior year to serve in the Civilian Conservation Corps at the camp F...
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Raymond L. Williams

August 26, 1931 - August 24, 2014

Raymond L. Williams, 82, of Bloomfield, beloved husband to Catherine (D'Addeo) Williams for 60 years, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. Ray possessed a beautiful soul and personality but was trapped in a mind and body broken by vascular dementia for the past ten years. Born and raised in Hartford, son of the late Raymond and Edna (Belisle) Williams, he...
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Lillian Alice Stevens

January 31, 1919 - August 23, 2014

Lillian A. (Caine) Stevens, 95 of The Woods at Canco in Portland, Maine and formerly of Windsor passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014. She was born in Hollis, NY on January 31, 1919 to the late Albert Caine and Mabel (Leaton) Caine. Lillian graduated from The Babies Hospital of the City of New York specializing in the care of infants and children. On August 26, 1941 she married Nelson B....
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Lillian M. Carroll Hattin

May 29, 1919 - August 22, 2014

Lillian M. (Carroll) Hattin, 95, of Manchester, and formerly of Glastonbury and Tolland, loving wife of the late James "Jim" Hattin, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014. She was born on May 29, 1919 to Edward and Emma (Johnson) Carroll. She was a graduate of Manchester High School, and in later years she attended Manchester Community College. Lillian loved to sing, and was a member of the...
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Virginia L. Verdone

June 21, 1930 - August 22, 2014

Virginia L.Verdone, 84, beloved wife of the late Benjamin Verdone of Windsor passed away peacefully on August 22, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania on June 21, 1930 to the late Earl and Minnie (Kessler) Taylor. Virginia was employed by Wurdigs in food service for many years. Virginia was very caring and devoted her time to raise her family. In her younger days,...
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William P. Glover

February 18, 1930 - August 22, 2014

William "Bill" P. Glover, Jr., 84, of Suffield, CT, beloved husband of Ellenore (Kapansky) Glover, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 22, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Westfield, MA, he was raised by the late William and Deilia (Greenier) Glover in the Springfield area and has been a Suffield resident for the last 15 years. Bill served his country in the US Army....
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Donald E. Norton

March 19, 1938 - August 22, 2014

Deacon Donald E. Norton, 76, of East Windsor, formerly of Windsor, beloved husband of Beverly (Rich) Norton, died peacefully on Friday, August 22, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born in New Britain, CT, to the late Russell and Yvonne (Nicholas) Norton, he lived in West Springfield, MA, and Monroe, CT, prior to moving to Windsor in 1974. Don graduated from...
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Robert William Dabney Ball

September 1, 1930 - August 21, 2014

Robert William Dabney Ball, dearly loved husband of Joanne Dubbs Ball, departed this life on August 21, 2014, at University of Connecticut Health Center, after a courageous struggle with Lewy Body disease. Born on September 1, 1930 in Hartford, he was the son of William Dabney Ball and Emily (Hathaway) Ball. Currently a resident of Simsbury, Bob previously lived at Farmington Woods in Avon. Bob...
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Robert J. Mazairz

January 21, 1932 - August 20, 2014

Robert John (Bob) Mazairz, 82, of Windsor passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Robert was born on January 21, 1932 to late John Frank and Anna Mary (Ann Merva) Mazairz in Bridgeport, CT, where both he and his sister Dorothy (Mazairz) Franko were raised by their mother. He married the love of his life Carolyn Mary (Jones) Mazairz, 60 years ago and together they raised three...
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Lois Foster Watson

January 6, 1916 - August 20, 2014

Lois Foster Watson, 98, of South Windsor, loving wife to the late Robert V. Watson, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Woodlake of , Tolland. Born January 6, 1916 in South Windsor, she was a daughter to the late Walter and Josephine (Gowdy) Foster. She was a longtime member of Wapping Grange #30, a charter member of Wapping Community Church after the merger of churches, a past...
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Paul H. Mihalek

June 16, 1947 - August 20, 2014

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

February 28, 1972 - August 19, 2014

Carlette "Munchie" Sophia Channer, 42, of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Mandeville, Jamaica, West Indies on February 28, 1972, daughter of Beulah Fong of Hartford and the late Burnette Channer, she was raised in Mandeville, Jamaica and had lived in Hartford for many years before moving to Manchester four years ago. ...
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Edward Joseph Pycz

April 14, 1969 - August 19, 2014

Edward (Ed) Joseph Pycz, 45, believed he lived seven years after his diagnosis with a rare autoimmune condition so he could help people. Ed lived a life of pride and joy before passing away on August, 19, 2014. Ed was a trained craftsman who worked his trade with pleasure and skill. He was always in high demand due to his quality workmanship which was appreciated whether he was helping friends or...
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Lois Jean Bell

April 25, 1926 - August 19, 2014

Lois "Jean" (Dixon) Bell, 88, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late John William Bell, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at her home. She was born April 25, 1926 in Hartford to the late William Dixon and Edith Marguerite (Carter) Dixon Anderson. Jean was raised in Hartford and had lived in East Hartford before settling in Windsor nearly 50 years ago. She was a member of Union...
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Frances Eleanor Kijek

February 6, 1929 - August 19, 2014

Frances Eleanor (Sniegocka) Kijek, 85, of East Hartford, beloved wife for 63 years of Francis Stanley Kijek, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in East Hartford. Born in Brooklyn, NY on February 16, 1929, daughter of the late Wladislaw and Mariana (Pietrowska) Sniegocka, she was raised in Brooklyn, NY and had lived in Astoria, Queens, NY and Rocky Hill, before moving to East Hartford in...
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Robert B. Zile

April 9, 1927 - August 19, 2014

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

July 31, 1924 - August 19, 2014

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

October 21, 1964 - August 18, 2014

Richard J. Guastamachio, 49, of Somers peacefully passed away on August 18, 2014. Richard was born in Hartford to the late Jack and Jeanette (Filion) on October 21, 1964. Richard was a South Windsor resident for most of his life. He enjoyed most of all flying with his father, riding dirt bikes and his Harley. He also had a long history and the love for fast cars. Rick also loved listening to...
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Kenneth C. Cwikla, Sr.

December 28, 1940 - August 18, 2014

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

April 3, 1943 - August 17, 2014

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

March 8, 1926 - August 17, 2014

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

November 22, 1927 - August 16, 2014

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

March 22, 1927 - August 16, 2014

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

February 9, 1981 - August 15, 2014

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

April 5, 1937 - August 15, 2014

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

April 29, 1968 - August 14, 2014

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

June 13, 1942 - August 14, 2014

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

October 16, 1929 - August 14, 2014

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

September 5, 1917 - August 13, 2014

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

May 16, 1926 - August 13, 2014

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

March 21, 1930 - August 13, 2014

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

June 10, 1949 - August 12, 2014

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

September 2, 1935 - August 12, 2014

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

July 31, 1936 - August 12, 2014

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

September 10, 1931 - August 11, 2014

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

November 16, 1914 - August 11, 2014

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

February 27, 1922 - August 10, 2014

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

April 30, 1917 - August 9, 2014

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

September 16, 1921 - August 9, 2014

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

August 10, 1937 - August 8, 2014

John E. "Doc" Malin, 76, of Broad Brook, loving husband of Eleanor "Ellie" (Harris) Malin, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 8, 2014 on Grand Manan Island, N.B., Canada. Born in Hartford, CT, he was a son to the late John P. and Mary (Turosky) Malin. He grew up in East Windsor Hill, CT, and graduated from Ellsworth Memorial H.S., Tufts University and Tufts School of Dental Medicine. After...
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Kevin Butch Chandler

January 22, 1959 - August 8, 2014

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

July 1, 1947 - August 8, 2014

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

July 18, 1929 - August 8, 2014

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

February 17, 1931 - August 5, 2014

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

December 14, 1936 - August 5, 2014

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

August 14, 1934 - August 5, 2014

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

March 6, 1927 - August 3, 2014

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

January 24, 1933 - August 3, 2014

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

March 20, 1928 - August 3, 2014

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

April 5, 1927 - August 2, 2014

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

September 1, 1929 - August 2, 2014

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

September 2, 1925 - August 1, 2014

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

July 7, 1949 - July 31, 2014

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

November 11, 1932 - July 31, 2014

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

August 9, 1956 - July 31, 2014

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

March 18, 1947 - July 31, 2014

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

January 1, 1947 - July 31, 2014

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

June 6, 1946 - July 29, 2014

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

September 1, 1927 - July 29, 2014

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

July 30, 1926 - July 29, 2014

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

January 10, 1917 - July 28, 2014

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

February 25, 1927 - July 26, 2014

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

February 8, 1946 - July 26, 2014

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

September 30, 1929 - July 26, 2014

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

May 12, 1943 - July 25, 2014

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

April 11, 1942 - July 25, 2014

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

October 9, 1928 - July 25, 2014

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

February 6, 1925 - July 24, 2014

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

February 23, 1922 - July 23, 2014

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

May 4, 1931 - July 23, 2014

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

February 1, 1927 - July 23, 2014

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

December 3, 1940 - July 21, 2014

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

November 23, 1966 - July 21, 2014

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

January 14, 1929 - July 21, 2014

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

April 27, 1926 - July 21, 2014

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

June 2, 1970 - July 20, 2014

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

June 26, 1938 - July 19, 2014

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

September 18, 1924 - July 19, 2014

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

July 18, 2014

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

February 4, 1924 - July 18, 2014

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

October 17, 1927 - July 17, 2014

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

May 4, 1920 - July 16, 2014

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

February 2, 1940 - July 16, 2014

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

March 28, 1935 - July 16, 2014

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

July 26, 1913 - July 15, 2014

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