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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

Mark J. Fleishman

September 22, 1982 - April 17, 2015

Mark J. Fleishman, 32, of Enfield, beloved husband of Heidi (Lynch) Fleishman, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 17, 2015. Born in Hartford to Mark L. and Joan (Bizeau) Fleishman, he has been a resident of Enfield almost all of his life. Mark was an active man who loved riding motorcycles, dirt bikes, quads, and snowboarding. He was an avid drawer and was talented at creating tattoos for...
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Sherry H. Switzer

September 27, 1944 - April 16, 2015

Sherry H. Switzer, 70, beloved wife of the late Lawrence Switzer, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Bloomfield Health Care Center in CT. Born in Rutland, VT to the late John and Mary (Jackson) Hughes, she lived most of her life in Rutland, VT and Granville, NY and was a member of Danby United Methodist Church. Sherry was an avid NY Yankees fan who enjoyed knitting for her...
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Christine E. Fitzsimmons

April 29, 1948 - April 15, 2015

Christine E. Fitzsimmons, 66, of East Granby, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. She was born April 29, 1948 in Hempstead, NY to the late K. David and Alma (Nelson) Fitzsimmons. A resident of East Granby since 1963, Christine had worked in medical records at Mt. Sinai hospital for many years. She enjoyed shopping, food, family and had an affinity for...
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Audrey Claire Dinse

September 15, 1925 - April 15, 2015

Audrey Claire (Rosenbauer) Dinse, 89, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Merle L. Dinse, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at her home. She was born on September 15, 1925 in Rochester, NY, daughter of the late John and Lila (Howe) Rosenbauer. Audrey and Merle were married in 1945 and together they lived in Ontario, NY, eventually settling in South Windsor in 1957. She was an active...
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Sheila Marie Tracy

August 20, 1950 - April 14, 2015

Sheila Marie (Barrett) Tracy, 64, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Howard Tracy, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Hartford to the late James and Effie (O'Connor) Barrett. She grew up in East Hartford and met the love of her life, Howard, and together moved to South Windsor where they raised their family. Sheila was a huge fan of UCONN Women's Basketball, she...
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Anthony J. DiPinto, Jr.

October 6, 1932 - April 14, 2015

Anthony J. DiPinto, Jr., 82, of Collinsville, beloved husband of the late Audrey (Smith) DiPinto, passed away April 14, 2015. Born in New Britain to the late Antonio and Matilda (Lanteri) DiPinto, he spent his early years in New Britain and over 70 years of his life in Collinsville. He joined the US Marine Corp at 17 and served in the Korean War. He later served in the Army and the CT Army...
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Audrey D. Graves

August 7, 1937 - April 12, 2015

Audrey D. Graves, 77, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at her home. Born in Moore County, NC to the late Daniel and Lessie (Martin) Dowdy she has been a resident of Hartford for over 50 years. Audrey was a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church in Hartford and was an avid sports fan. She enjoyed bowling. As a longtime employee of Pratt & Whitney, she gained her...
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Joseph T. Fodor

August 31, 1933 - April 12, 2015

Joseph Tivador Fodor, 81, of Avon, beloved husband of Elena (Shurko) Fodor, passed away April 12, 2015. Born in Transylvania, Hungary, to Joseph and Irene (Turok) Fodor, he came to the United States in 1956, working as an engineer for Pratt & Whitney Small Tool Division. He later began his own company, Fodor NC Machine Tools with locations in Bristol, New Britain, and Newington. Joseph enjoyed...
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Dana Andrea Woodward

April 7, 1942 - April 12, 2015

Dana Andrea Woodward, born April 7th, 1942, of Simsbury, died peacefully at home on April 12th, 2015. She was born and educated in Simsbury and was the daughter of the late Richard and Thelma (Sprague) Porter. She leaves her children: Richard Charles (Mary Pat) Rachel Catherine, Porter Sprague Walsh Woodward (Sylvian) and her beloved grandchildren. She is survived by her brother Richard Bruce...
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Stuart E. Magdefrau

July 1, 1954 - April 12, 2015

Stuart E. Magdefrau, 60, of Ellington, CT, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015. He was born on July 1, 1954 to the late Edmund and Eleanor (Neff) Magdefrau. Stuart grew up in Ellington and graduated from Ellington High School in 1972. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut in 1976. Stuart worked as a partner at Massa and Hinsely before founding his own public...
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Ethel M. Lyman

June 18, 1924 - April 11, 2015

Ethel M. Lyman of Granby, Connecticut passed away at 8:17 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015 while at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. She was born on June 18, 1924 in Tacoma, Washington and grew up at the foot of Mt. Rainier in Washington State. She married John R. Lyman and moved to Springfield, Massachusetts with her two children, Cynthia and Mark Lyman. In 1953 the family moved...
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Michael Ryan Yuscavitch

March 7, 1980 - April 11, 2015

Michael Ryan Yuscavitch, of Somers, loving father, son, brother, grandson, uncle, and friend passed away into the Arms of the Angels on April 11, 2015. Born in Hartford, Michael was brought up in Windsor Locks and graduated from Windsor Locks High School. He worked in construction for most of his adult life. He leaves behind his devoted and loving mother, Nanci Lawlor-Dion and her fiancé...
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Warren Kenneth Kirchhoff

August 25, 1930 - April 11, 2015

Warren Kenneth Kirchhoff, 84, of Avon, beloved husband of Shirley (Gold) Kirchhoff for almost 60 years, passed away, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Born in Mount Vernon, NY, son of the late Oliver and Jean (Swan) Kirchhoff he lived in Avon for 59 years. Besides his wife Shirley, he is survived by two loving daughters and their families. Gail Foley (David) and their daughter Kate E. Foley of West...
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Edward Hayes

October 6, 1923 - April 11, 2015

Edward F. Hayes, 91, of South Windsor, beloved husband of the late Ruth (Mandell) Hayes, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 11, 2015. He was born in Pittsfield, MA to the late Edward and Edna (Mason) Hayes. After graduating from St. Joseph High School, Edward proudly served our country in the US Army's Third Division during WWII. He took part in the European Theater Campaign, where...
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Lois Mary Mulnite

June 16, 1923 - April 10, 2015

Lois Mary(Hyde)Mulnite, 91, of Windsorville, East Windsor, passed away April 10 at Manchester Manor. She was predeceased by her husband, Emil O. Mulnite and two sisters, Dorothy Cordner and Evelyn Hyde of Enfield. She graduated with honors from Manchester High School in 1941. She served the Town of East Windsor as clerical assistant for the Visiting Nurse Assn., Salvation Army Service Unit,...
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Barbara Algren

October 9, 1929 - April 10, 2015

ALGREN. Barbara (Westlake) Algren, 85 of Suffield, formerly Granby, beloved wife of the late Donald R. Algren, died peacefully Friday, April 10, 2015, on her husband's birthday. Born October 9, 1929, in Wakefield, RI, Barbara was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Henderson) Westlake. She and Donald were married on May 12, 1948 in Wickford, R.I. where Donald worked as a member of the...
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Claxton Cicero Ferris

April 27, 1943 - April 10, 2015

"PC" Today our hearts ache from his loss, but our beloved husband, father, "pop pop," and friend will live forever in our memories. We will continue to cherish the times shared, celebrate our triumphs and tribulations, and live on in tribute to the man we love. Although he may be gone, Claxton lives through his beloved wife of 34 years, Mary Beth Ferris and his three adored children, Kory,...
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Kevin Wayne Knowles

February 7, 1962 - April 10, 2015

Kevin Wayne Knowles, 53, of Granby, beloved husband, father, son, and brother, passed away on April 10, 2015 at his home. Kevin was born in Washington, D.C. on February 7, 1962 and grew up in Barrington, RI. He attended Providence Country Day School and received his bachelor's degree from Green Mountain College in Poulty, Vermont. In his youth Kevin was an active Boy Scout and proficient sailor...
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Rose Marie Masciovecchio

February 3, 1925 - April 10, 2015

Rose Marie (Rinaldi) Masciovecchio, 90, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Rudolph Masciovecchio died peacefully on Friday, April 10, 2015 at her home. She was born on February 3, 1925 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Nicholas and Carmella (Longo) Rinaldi. Rose lived in East Hartford before moving to South Windsor over 60 years ago. She enjoyed oil painting, needlework and cooking....
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John J. Kostyk

October 11, 1925 - April 10, 2015

John J. Kostyk, 89, of South Windsor, devoted husband of 65 years to Frances P. Kostyk, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015. John was born in Hartford to the late George and Frances (Kokoruza) Kostyk. He served our country in the United States Navy during the Normandy Invasion of WWII. He was a graduate of Windsor's John Fitch High School, class of '44. John was an avid sports fan, and played...
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Zhou Li

September 12, 1968 - April 9, 2015

Zhou Li, 46, of East Granby, beloved husband of Jie Zhang, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in China the son of Dirong Li and Ximei Zhang, Zhou emigrated to Canada 16 years ago and has been living in East Granby and working as a technologist at Nufern for the last 9 years. Zhou enjoyed traveling, playing tennis with his daughter, listening to his...
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Rosemarie Ann Sorensen

September 27, 1933 - April 9, 2015

Rosemarie Ann Sorensen, 81, of Windsor, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at her home. She was born in Hartford on September 27, 1933, daughter of the late Nunzio and Josephine (Loporto) Pontillo. Rosemarie graduated from Windsor High School and retired from the State of Connecticut Tax Department in 1988. During her leisure time she enjoyed shopping and playing on a Wii bowling team, of...
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Theresa M. Prestileo

March 7, 1924 - April 8, 2015

Theresa Marie (Sorrentino) Prestileo, 91, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Ralph N. Prestileo, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Woodlake at Tolland, surrounded by her family. Theresa was born on March 7, 1924 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Nicola and Luigia (Cecere) Sorrentino. She grew up in Hartford and was a graduate of Weaver High School. Theresa was married...
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Praful Desai

March 16, 1949 - April 8, 2015

Praful Desai, 66, of Newington, beloved husband of Bhavani (Amin) Desai, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 08, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. Born in India to the late Kantilal and Shantaben (Patel) Desai, he has been a resident of Newington for almost 30 years and worked as a mechanical and aerospace engineer. He was also a passionate business owner. Besides his wife Bhavini, he is...
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Albert Donn

December 15, 1930 - April 8, 2015

Albert Donn, 84, entered into eternal rest at his home surrounded by his loving family on April 8, 2015. He was born in Hartford, the son of the late Celia and Meyer Donn. He is survived by his beloved wife, Joanne Tobey Donn, his tremendously supportive brother Elliott and Elissa Donn and their 3 children, Karen, Amy, and Larry. He was predeceased by his wife, Doris Kushner who gave him two...
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Alfred E. McCants

January 20, 1961 - April 6, 2015

While surrounded by his loving family, Alfred E. McCants entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 6, 2015 at the age of 54. Born in Hartford on January 20, 1961, Alfred was a son of Ulysses McCants of Windsor and the late Bernice (Johnson) McCants. He worked as a mechanic at Firestone in Manchester for many years and was a faithful member of Anointed Tabernacle of Jesus Christ in East...
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Kenneth E. Burke

November 10, 1922 - April 6, 2015

Kenneth E. Burke, 92, of Ellington and formerly of North Granby, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Traver) Burke, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 6, 2015, in Manchester. Born in Wickford, RI on November 10, 1922, son of the late Harold and Louise Grace (Gallup) Burke, he was raised in Rhode Island, Hartford and Rocky Hill. Ken lived in North Granby for 38 years before moving to...
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James N. White

February 26, 1921 - April 6, 2015

James N. White, 94, of Avon, beloved husband of the late Priscilla (Cotton) White, passed away April 6, 2015. Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin to the late Eugene and Aimee (Bushman) White, he was raised in Wisconsin and later graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BS in Engineering. He was employed by the Pratt & Whitney division of UTC for 36 years and had a role in the...
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Linda Arnold

February 3, 1941 - April 6, 2015

Linda (Mancini) Arnold, 74, of South Windsor, died Monday, April 6, 2015 at Glastonbury Health Care Center. Linda was born in Hartford to the late Peter and Mary (Rinaldi) Mancini. At the age of 28 she met the love of her live, William Arnold and lived in South Windsor for 48 years. Linda was a fun person; she loved gaming, playing bingo and dancing with her husband William. She worked with Stop ...
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August Engelke

March 25, 1953 - April 6, 2015

August R. "Gus" Engelke, Jr., 62, of Simsbury, passed away on April 6, 2015. Born in Hartford to the late A. Robert and Barbara (Stoddard) Engelke, he was a long-time resident of Simsbury, graduating from Simsbury High School in 1971. After graduating from UCONN with a BA in Biology, he worked as an IT professional at the Aetna for over 30 years, where he was also Past President of AEC,...
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Sadie Kaufman

April 6, 2015

Sadie "Syd" Kaufman, formerly of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Phillip Kaufman, passed away on April 6, 2015. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Ely and Rachel (Koor) Lassman, she was raised in Hartford and moved to Windsor in 1962. She worked as a sales associate for Lord & Taylor for many years. She leaves behind several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Phillip, she was...
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Srinivas Rao Sampathi

July 19, 1973 - April 6, 2015

Srinivas Rao Sampathi, 41, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Nirmala Sampathi, peacefully passed away on Monday, April 06, 2015 at The Hartford Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on July 19, 1973 to Subbarammaiah and Ramanamma Sampathi in Kandukur, Prakasam District, AndhraPradesh, India. Srinivas was employed as a project manager with United Health Care in Hartford CT. Along...
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Helen Jean Albrecht

April 5, 2015

Helen Jean Albrecht, 92, of Windsor, beloved wife of almost 70 years of Fred J. Albrecht, passed away peacefully at sunrise on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. Born in New York, NY to the late William and Carrie Uss, she grew up in Manhattan. Helen dedicated herself to her education, from her early years through second grade, which she received from the Children's Aid Society, and through her...
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Francis D. Hogan

August 24, 1927 - April 5, 2015

Francis D. "Shanty" Hogan, 87, of Avon, beloved husband of the late Eileen (Duffy) Hogan, passed away on April 5, 2015. Born in Hartford to the late James and Mary (Devine) Hogan, he spent most of his life in Avon. Proud of his Irish heritage, he was a member of the Irish American Home Society in Glastonbury. He served in the US Navy during WWII, then worked as a steamfitter and was a member...
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Emil D. Kleis

October 3, 1929 - April 5, 2015

Emil D. Kleis, 85, of Lubec, ME, formerly of Granby, beloved husband for 50 years of Sylvia (Chapin) Kleis, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015 in Agawam, MA. Born in Torrington, he had lived in Granby for 35 years before moving to Maine 23 years ago. He had served our country honorably during the Korean War as a member of the US Air Force. Emil was an engineer at Hamilton Standard in Windsor...
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Myrtle G. Ashley

October 31, 1918 - April 5, 2015

Myrtle G. Ashley, 96, of East Hartland, formerly of Bristol, beloved wife of the late Louis H. Ashley, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Meadowbrook of Granby. She was born October 31, 1918 in Bristol to the late Mauro and Laura (Urgo) Giannotti. Myrtle lived most of her life in Bristol where she had been a parishioner of St. Matthew Church. She was a graduate of Bristol High...
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Evangelist Louise A. Russell

March 23, 1923 - April 4, 2015

A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman—far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls (Proverbs 31:10). Evangelist Louise A. Russell, 92, was called to be with the Lord on April 4, 2015. She leaves a legacy that lives on through her family and every life she has impacted in her years of service on this earth. Evangelist Louise A. Russell was born to the...
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Marlon M. Pires

August 20, 1932 - April 4, 2015

Marlon M. Pires, 82, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Arthur J. Pires, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at her home. She was born in Hartford on August 20, 1932 to the late William and Margaret (Pickett) Pelletier. A graduate of the Hartford Public School System, Marlon went on to be a paraprofessional in the Bloomfield Public School System for many years. She loved...
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Helen Zasada

March 30, 1925 - April 4, 2015

Helen Zasada , a long time resident of Windsor, more recently residing in Suffield, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the age of 90. She is survived by her three loving children, Andrew Zasada of Suffolk, VA, Barbara Belkin of Needham, MA, and Maria Badami of Fayetteville, NY; seven grandchildren: Christopher Zasada of Philadelphia, PA, Michael Zasada of Suffolk, VA, Daniel Zasada ...
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Usha Mangla

October 26, 1944 - April 4, 2015

Usha Mangla, 70, of Plainsboro, NJ, beloved wife of the Late Harish Chandra Mangla, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 04, 2015. Born in India to the Late Manohar and Lakshmi (Devi) Singhal, she came to the US over 15 years ago. Usha was an excellent mother who enjoyed cooking, traveling, reading and watching her favorite TV shows. She was a strong, kind and giving lady who inspired a...
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Kristina Concetta Crane

September 6, 1990 - April 3, 2015

Our beautiful and loving mother, daughter, granddaughter, niece, and friend, Kristina C. Crane (Zacchio) entered into eternal rest at the tender age of 24 on Friday, April 3, 2015. Her passion-filled spirit, unending kindness and generosity, and charming smile will always be treasured in the hearts of her family and friends. Krissy was born in Hartford on September 6, 1990, daughter of Barbara...
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Dorothy Virginia Aljoe

May 31, 1923 - April 3, 2015

ALJOE. Dorothy Virginia (Googe) Aljoe, 91, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Riley Aljoe went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 3, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Dorothy, affectionately known as "Aunt Dot" was born May 31, 1923 in Aiken, SC, the daughter of the late Beacher and Ella (Johnson) Googe. She was preceded in death by six brothers and a sister. She grew up in Aiken...
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Edward Stanley Sarnowski

May 5, 1927 - April 3, 2015

Edward S. Sarnowski, 87, of Palmer, MA, formerly of Belchertown, MA and Windsor, CT, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Mercy Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born May 5, 1927 in Hartford to the late Stanley and Mary (Lis) Sarnoski. Ed served his country honorably during World War II as a member of the US Navy. Before his retirement he had worked for Stanadyne Corp. in...
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Franklyn Lapent

November 14, 1939 - April 3, 2015

Franklyn "Scott" Lapent, 75, of Granby, beloved husband for 51 years of Diane (Merrell) Lapent, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 3, 2015, surrounded by his family at his home. Born in Hartford on November 14, 1939, son of the late Nickolas V. and Mary C. (Laviere) Lapenta, he was raised in Hartford, was a graduate of Bulkeley High School and had lived in Granby since 1971. After high...
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Vivienne S. Henderson

January 2, 1925 - April 1, 2015

Vivienne S. Henderson, 90, of Bloomfield, CT formerly of Philadelphia, PA, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Alexandria Manor in Bloomfield, CT. She leaves to treasure her memory a loving son, Charles E. Henderson, Jr. of Bloomfield, CT and many friends in Philadelphia. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles E. Henderson and a son, Spencer Henderson. Vivienne was...
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Peter Silver-Fox Rozie

May 4, 1933 - April 1, 2015

Peter Silver-Fox Rozie, 81, of Rocky Hill and formerly of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford on May 4, 1933, son of the late Peter E. and Mary (Van Allen) Rozie, he had spent most of his life in Hartford and had lived in Bloomfield and East Hartford before moving to Rocky Hill 20 years ago. A veteran of the Korean War, he...
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Lillie Virginia Jackson

January 14, 1931 - March 31, 2015

Lillie Virginia Jackson, 84, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in West Hartford. Born in Meherrin, VA on January 14, 1931, daughter of the late Willis Holt Jackson, Jr. and Lillie Mae (Knight) Jackson, she was raised in Meherrin, VA and had lived in Baltimore, MD for over 20 years before moving to West Hartford in 1969. While growing up in Virginia, Lillie...
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Rose A. Reigienius

March 30, 1925 - March 31, 2015

Rose A. (Zypko) Reigienius, 90, of East Granby, beloved wife of the late Peter Reigienius, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. She was born March 30, 1925 in Hartford to the late john and Annie (Holda) Zypko. Rose owned and operated the Radio Range Package Store in East Granby for 31 years. She is survived by her son, Peter of East Granby and also by Jennie Winiarski, who cared for...
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Philip J. Tolisano

February 15, 1952 - March 31, 2015

It is with saddened hearts the Tolisano Family wishes to announce the passing of Philip (Phil) J. Tolisano, loving husband, compassionate father, and loyal friend to all who knew him on March 31, 2015. Phil courageously battled pancreatic cancer after being diagnosed with the disease in November 2013. He surpassed all expectations with his treatments, amazing the wonderful medical staff that...
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Henry Jopeck

February 19, 1928 - March 31, 2015

Henry Jopeck, 87, from Windsor, CT passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Irene (Jarosz) Jopeck, his son, Gene Jopeck of Windsor Locks, daughter Krysia Jopek of Windsor; four grandchildren: Rachael, Peyton, Natalie, and Daniel Jopeck of West Hartford; his sister, Helen Zasada of Windsor; his brother, Joseph...
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George S. Tornatore

November 26, 1927 - March 31, 2015

George S. Tornatore, 87, of Tolland, loving husband of over 64 years (he passed a day before their 65th wedding anniversary) to Evelyn (Johnson) Tornatore, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at his home with his family at his side. Born in Corona, New York, the son of the late Girolamo and Giuseppina (Genovese) Tornatore, he grew up and lived in Corona before moving to Tolland 56...
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Wynette Harvey

March 28, 2015

Wynette (Samms) Harvey of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Marcus B. Harvey for 56 years, went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ whom she loved and adored on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born in Jamaica, West Indies, daughter of the late Hubert and Amy Samms, she was the only sister to eight brothers, all who predeceased her. Marcus and Wynette leave two...
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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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Todd Michael Brown

July 13, 1976 - March 26, 2015

Todd Michael Brown, 38, of Decatur, GA, formerly of Hartford, CT, peacefully entered the life eternal on Thursday, March 26, 2015. He was born July 13, 1976 to Verona (Stewart) Brown Francis and the late Zephaniah Brown, in Hartford, CT, where he was raised. Todd attended the local public schools and was a 1994 honors graduate of Weaver High School. Upon graduation he attended Quinnipiac...
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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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