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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

Joan Davies Collins

May 23, 1931 - July 26, 2017

Joan Davies Collins, 86, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Captain Edmund M. Collins, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017. She was born in 1931 in Scranton, PA to the late Rowland T. Davies Sr. and Margaret Fanning Davies Busch. Joan and Ed were married September 1950 in NJ and moved to Windsor in 1960. The family of eight joined St. Gabriel Church, where she...
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Judith T. Laiuppa

November 26, 1949 - July 25, 2017

Judith T. Laiuppa, 67, of Granby, beloved wife of Paul Laiuppa, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Baystate Hospital in Springfield, MA. Born in New Britain to the late Peter and Lucy (Jaskulowski) Weksner, she has been a Granby resident for the last 40 years and was a member of St. Therese Church in Granby. Judy owned and operated Stargazer Video...
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Meredith Lynn Tuller

June 11, 1966 - July 24, 2017

Meredith Lynn Tuller, 51, of Cromwell, passed away on Monday July 24, 2017 at Middlesex Hospital. She was born in Hartford to Oliver Tuller, Jr. and the late Marilee (Hurst) Tuller on June 11, 1966. Meredith grew up in Tolland and earned her Bachelors in Nursing at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. She worked as a Registered Nurse and spiritual healer....
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Helen Gostyla

November 20, 1919 - July 23, 2017

Helen (Puchkoris) Gostyla, 97, of Bloomfield, beloved wife for 53 years of Bernie Gostyla, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017, in West Hartford. Born on November 20, 1919, daughter of the late Anna and Francis Puchkoris, Helen was a farm girl who was born and brought up on Macktown Road in Windsor. She attended Windsor Public Schools and was a graduate...
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Lewis Katz, Ph.D.

March 19, 1923 - July 23, 2017

Lewis Katz PhD, 94, of Storrs, CT, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease, at the Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Storrs, CT, where he has resided for the past six years. He moved to Storrs, CT with his wife and eldest daughter in the fall of 1952. Lewis was a wonderful, loving and generous...
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Edward A. Bennett

July 21, 2017

Edward A. Bennett, 81, of Suffield, and formerly of Bloomfield, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017. Born in Jamaica, he was raised there where he was a professional Interior Decorator before moving to the United States. He settled in Hartford, then lived in Bloomfield for over 19 years before moving to Suffield five years ago. Before his retirement he was...
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Edward A. Bennett

August 19, 1935 - July 21, 2017

Edward A. Bennett, 81, of Suffield, and formerly of Bloomfield, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. Born in Jamaica, he was raised there where he was a professional Interior Decorator before moving to the United States. He settled in Hartford, then lived in Bloomfield for over 19 years before moving to Suffield five years ago. Before his retirement he was...
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Arlyne Hancock

February 7, 1934 - July 21, 2017

Arlyne S. Hancock, 83, of Newington formerly of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Robert Hancock, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 while at Saint Francis Hospital. She was born in Hartford on February 7, 1934, daughter of the late Henry and Anna (Brown) Stover, and graduated from Bulkeley High School in Hartford. After briefly working for Connecticut...
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Leona Paradis Plourde

September 30, 1922 - July 21, 2017

Leona (Paradis) Plourde, 94, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 30, 1922 in Eagle Lake, ME to the parents of Hector and Florida Paradis. Leona moved to Connecticut in 1957 and worked at Colt Firearms for 30 years until she retired to Ellenton, FL where she remained until 2003. She then returned to Connecticut...
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Scott K. Lanz

September 18, 1956 - July 20, 2017

Scott Karmen Lanz, 60, an 18-year resident of Vernon, husband, son, brother, and dear friend, died peacefully on July 20, 2017, at his home in Connecticut, surrounded by his loved ones. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 2016, and waged a courageous battle for over a year. Scott grew up in Ellington, and was a 1974 graduate of...
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Helen C. Sheldon

January 12, 1915 - July 19, 2017

Helen (Covington) Sheldon, also known as Billie, 102, of West Suffield, widow of William H. Sheldon, passed away Wednesday, July 19, at the Atrium at Cardinal Drive in Agawam, MA. Born in West Suffield on January 12, 1915 to the late William and Florence (Rose) Covington, she was a life-long resident. She graduated from the Suffield Academy, class of...
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Christina Marie Pugliese

February 11, 1987 - July 18, 2017

Christina Pugliese, of Enfield, CT, passed away unexpectedly at home on July 18, 2017 at the age of 30. A strong, intelligent and independent young woman, she was also a single mother. While raising her daughter, Destiny Leigh, Christina worked full time, attended Destiny’s dance recitals, acquired professional certificates and studied for her degree....
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Stuart A. Cotler

March 15, 1962 - July 18, 2017

Stuart A. Cotler, 55, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Kim (McCormack) Cotler, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Born in Queens, NY to Jerrold Cotler and the late Gloria (Zakman) Post, he has been a resident of South Windsor for over 30 years and was a member of Temple Beth Hillel in South Windsor. Stuart earned his bachelor&rsquo...
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Clarke King

July 17, 1946 - July 17, 2017

Clarke King, 71, of Hartford, beloved husband of the late Loretta (Byrd) King, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, July 17, 2017. Born in Hartford to the late James and Elizabeth (Franklin) King, he has been a Hartford resident all of his life and was a member of St. Michael Church in Hartford. Clarke worked as the supervisor for the City of Hartford Parks...
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Lawrence A. Slitt

May 3, 1947 - July 17, 2017

Lawrence Alan Slitt, 70, of Bloomfield, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017. Born in Hartford, son of the late Aaron and Rhoda (Danen) Slitt he was a life long resident. He earned his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor from UCONN and had worked in the insurance industry for his professional career. He was an avid Yankee and UCONN Huskie fan. He leaves his sister Judy...
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Richard P. Marcous

February 10, 1949 - July 16, 2017

Richard P. Marcous, 68, of Vernon, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Fox Hill Center with his family at his side. Born in Biddeford, Maine, the son of the late Paul and Marion (Hilton) Marcous, he grew up and lived in Winchester, Massachusetts, Vernon, and East Berlin, returning to Vernon recently. He was a graduate of Winchester...
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Karen Dalrymple

July 16, 2017

Karen Lenentine Dalrymple, 60, of West Suffield, CT died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Saint Francis Hospital, Hartford, after a 4 year battle with Cancer. Karen was born in Bangor, ME. She grew up in South Windsor, CT and graduated from South Windsor High School in 1974. She worked at the Aetna for over 30 years before she took early retirement. She went on to...
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Lawrence J. Coppedge

March 1, 1957 - July 15, 2017

Lawrence L. Coppedge, 60, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Lawrence was born in Richmond, VA on March 1, 1957, son of the late Emma Jane Hawley, and grew up in Hartford. Lawrence was a devoted child of God under the ministry of Pastor Cleo White at Kingdom Community Church in Windsor and most recently under the ministry...
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Jacqueline C. Donaghue

September 18, 1925 - July 15, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jacqueline C. Donaghue. Short, feisty and forever young Jacqueline died on Saturday, July 15, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born September 18, 1925 in Hartford she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Kuehnel) Crowley. Jackie was raised in Hartford and graduated in 1943 from Weaver High School. Jackie...
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Paul M. Vivolo

July 1, 1963 - July 14, 2017

Paul M. Vivolo, 54, of Rockville, beloved husband of Maria (Martinez) Vivolo, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 14, 2017. Born in Hartford, the son of the late John and Marilyn (Waterhouse) Vivolo, he grew up and lived in Wethersfield before moving to Rockville in 2008. He was a graduate of Wethersfield High School, Class of 1982. Paul was a police...
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Corinne O. Eckhardt

February 16, 1911 - July 14, 2017

Corinne O. Eckhardt, 106, of Ellington, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 14, 2017 at McLean Care Center in Simsbury. Born in Rockville, the daughter of the late Oswald and Elizabeth (Hartman) Eckhardt, she grew up and lived most of her life in Manchester, Ellington, and Vernon before moving to Simsbury seven years ago. Prior to her retirement,...
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Alice Nowakowski

January 11, 1958 - July 14, 2017

Alice Nowakowski, 59, of Hartford, beloved wife for 35 years of the late Richard Leon Nowakowski, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 14, 2017, at her home. Born in Stalowa Wola, Poland on January 11, 1958, daughter of Natalie Hank of Hartford and the late Adolf Hank, she was raised in Poland until the age of six when she immigrated to the United...
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Jeremiah Jay O'Leary

May 15, 1975 - July 14, 2017

Jeremiah T. “Jay” O’Leary Jr., 42, of Manchester passed away peacefully on Friday, July 14, 2017 surrounded by his family after a brief but fierce battle with cancer. As sick as Jay was, he still went each day with the strong work ethic and determination that he was famous for. He wouldn’t let cancer change who he was or how he did things. Jay had a...
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Marion Gegetskas

January 27, 1944 - July 14, 2017

Marion “Cookie” Gegetskas, 73 of Granby, entered eternal peace on July 14, 2017, at home with her family and her faithful companion, Amy, by her side. She was the daughter of the late Joseph N. Lata. Besides her beloved husband of 42 years, Robert B. Gegetskas, she is survived by her son Mark Morell and his wife Dina of Enfield and two daughters,...
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Marie Irene Lemrise

June 21, 1921 - July 13, 2017

Marie (Irene) Lemrise, 96, of West Suffield, beloved wife of Raymond Lemrise, peacefully passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Irene was born in New Bedford, MA on June 21, 1921, the youngest of 18 children and daughter of the late Alphonse Foisy and Eleanor (Giroux) Foisy. She attended school in Massachusetts and on July 4, 1940 married the love of her...
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Francis P. Shea

May 10, 1935 - July 13, 2017

Francis Paul Shea, 82, of Simsbury, passed on to eternal life on Thursday, July 13, 2017, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, the former Pilar Albiac Barcelo, of Maella, Spain, whom he married on June 10, 1957. Frank was born on May 10, 1935 in Hartford, CT, to the late Thomas F. and Mabel Lewis Shea. The youngest of seven...
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Kathryn Rose Calnen

May 28, 1931 - July 12, 2017

Kathryn Rose Calnen, 86, beloved wife of the late Raymond G. Calnen, Jr., passed away on July 12, 2017 while at Saint Francis Hospital surrounded by her family. Kathryn, who was known as Kay, was born in Hartford on May 28, 1931, daughter of the late Thomas Francis O’Malley and Rose Mary (Cunningham) O’Malley, and resided in Windsor for her...
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Helen A. Boczar

February 6, 1922 - July 12, 2017

Helen A. Boczar, 95, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Adolphe J. Boczar, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at her home. Born in East Hampton, MA to the late Aloysius and Julia (Blazej) Woytanis, she has been a Windsor resident for over 66 years and was a member of St. Gabriel Church in Windsor. Helen’s main passion in life was her family...
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Matthew W. Smith

December 24, 1961 - July 11, 2017

Matthew W. Smith, 55 of North Granby, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017, after an accident on East Street in North Granby. Born in Hartford, son of the late Watson Long and Gladys Orpha (Dewey) Smith he was a lifelong resident and raised on his family farm, Long Farm on Case Street. He has resided at Ox Box Farm on East Street the past 30 years where he was known for...
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Thomas J. Modzelesky, Sr.

November 11, 1918 - July 11, 2017

MODZELESKY. Thomas J. Modzelesky, Sr., 98, of Suffield, Beloved husband of the late Rose (Phillips) Modzelesky passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born November 11, 1918 in Suffield, son of the late Peter and Mary (Kasulinous) Modzelesky, he had lived in Suffield his whole life. Tom was employed by Roncari Industries as a...
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Patricia Ellen Frasca

October 9, 1938 - July 10, 2017

Patricia Ellen (Donlon) Frasca, 78, of South Windsor, CT, and formerly a long-time resident of East Hartford, died on July 10, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul V. Frasca Sr. and devoted mother of Paul V. Frasca Jr. with granddaughter Megan Conley-Frasca of Myrtle Beach, SC; the late James P. Frasca; John T. Frasca and his wife Jill with grandchildren...
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Barry Henry Obedzinski

February 11, 1918 - July 10, 2017

Barry Henry Obedzinski, 99, of Vernon, passed away on July 10, 2017 while at Fox Hill Medical Center. He was born in New Bedford, MA to the late Walter and Stella (Stankiewicz) Obedzinski on February 11, 1918. He moved to Hartford at sixteen years old. Seven years later he would marry the love of his life, Catherine (Wynn), spending 46 wonderful years together...
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Mae F. Hicks

March 28, 1921 - July 8, 2017

Mae F. (Green) Hicks, 96, of Hartford, beloved wife for 58 years of the late Ralph D. Hicks, Sr., passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in Windsor. Born in Dawson, GA on March 28, 1921, daughter of the late Eston Green and Florence “Flossie” Mae (Robinson) McKindley, she moved to Hartford with her family as a young girl and attended...
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Richard J. Nurge

March 4, 1961 - July 8, 2017

Richard J Nurge of East Hartland , husband of Mandana (Mandy Hopper) Nurge, passed on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Born in Hackensack NJ , son of Ann (Habenstein) Nurge and the late Conrad R Nurge Sr of Avon, he spent 50 of his 56 years in the area. He graduated Avon Old Farms in 1979 and Babson College in 1983. His 30-year Sales career concentrated in the FI-tech industry...
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Patrick Ruddy

July 7, 2017

Patrick M. Ruddy, 60, of Windsor passed away peacefully on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Mr. Ruddy was a graduate of Windsor High School and the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. He was employed by Hamilton Standard for 20 years. Patrick was predeceased by his father, Gordon Ruddy. He leaves his mother, Arlene Ruddy of Windsor and his much...
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Isabella S. Allen

January 24, 1942 - July 7, 2017

Isabella S. Allen, 75, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Vincent C. Allen, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 7, 2017 at her home. Born in St. Ann, Jamaica to the late Charles and Alberta Shaw, she has been a Windsor resident for most of her life and was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Faith in Bloomfield. Isabella worked as an elderly care agent for...
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Emalyn Doris Heimall

January 7, 2015 - July 7, 2017

An exceptionally beautiful soul and spirit, an extraordinary love and simple joy will be remembered by those who knew Emalyn Doris Heimall, born January 7, 2015 and departed July 7, 2017. Along with her intense passion for music, Emalyn loved her family and spent most days with her Mother and Father- Michelle and Lance Heimall, Grandma and Grandpa- Veronica and Clifford...
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Robert Martin

May 25, 1954 - July 7, 2017

Robert “Bob” Martin, 63, of Windsor, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hartford on May 25, 1954, son of the late Raymond and Louise Martin, he was lifelong resident of Windsor and a graduate of St. Gabriel School and Windsor High School, Class of 1973. After high school,...
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Nicholas G. Vallindras

September 3, 1931 - July 5, 2017

Nicholas G. Vallindras, “Nick, Daddy Rudders, University of Rudders and Mr. “V.” age 85, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2017, at his home in West Suffield, Connecticut. He was born on September 3, 1931, in San Francisco. California, to the late George and Koula (Melanitis) Vallindras, originally from Naxos, Greece, largest...
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Nicholas G. Vallindras

September 3, 1931 - July 5, 2017

Nicholas G. Vallindras, “Nick, Daddy Rudders, University of Rudders and Mr. “V.” age 85, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2017, at his home in West Suffield, Connecticut. He was born on September 3, 1931, in San Francisco. California, to the late George and Koula (Melanitis) Vallindras, originally from Greece; and who having also...
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Martha A. Fraher

October 26, 1942 - July 5, 2017

Martha A. (Zelenski) Fraher, 74, of South Windsor beloved wife of the late Arnold Fraher, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Born in Eden Born, PA on October 26, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ann (Gaydos) Zelenski. Martha was a great lover and champion of animals. Martha leaves behind her son Eric Rankin and his...
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Hyacinth E. Willocks Blake

October 23, 1930 - July 5, 2017

Hyacinth E. Willocks Blake, 86, of Hartford went to be with her Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Born in Somerton, St. James, Jamaica, West Indies on October 23, 1930, daughter of the late Joseph Willocks and Ena Shaw, she immigrated to London, England as a young woman. After she started a family, Hyacinth sought...
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Dorothy Elaine Tomlinson

July 25, 1936 - July 5, 2017

Dorothy Elaine Tomlinson, 80, of Manchester, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, West Indies on July 25, 1936, daughter of the late Eric and Inez (Lynch) Daniels, she was raised in Jamaica and had lived in Hartford and Bloomfield for 15 years before moving to Manchester 25 years ago. ...
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Diane M. Marino

January 11, 1967 - July 4, 2017

Diane M. (Pepin) Marino, 50, of Enfield formerly of Windsor, beloved wife of Gary Marino, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 while surrounded by her family at Saint Francis Hospital. A daughter of Jeannine (Poirier) Pepin of Windsor, and the late Raymond V. Pepin, Diane was born in Hartford on January 11, 1967 and graduated from Windsor High...
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Joseph M. Skipper

June 17, 1928 - July 4, 2017

Joseph M. Skipper, 89, of Vernon, beloved husband of 63 years to Alma (Schneider) Skipper, went to be with his Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 with his family at his side. Born in Stafford Springs, the youngest of eight children born to the late Anthony and Anna (Herbert) Skipper, he grew up and lived in Somersville before moving to...
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Robert E. Kelly

July 19, 1944 - July 3, 2017

Robert E. Kelly, 72, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 3, 2017 at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford. Born in Brookhaven, MS to Otis Kelly and the late Annie Mae McCall, he was raised in Springfield, MA and lived most of his adult life in Hartford. Robert was a member of the Elks Lodge #86 in Hartford and was a hardworking man who...
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Mary Cosgrove

July 4, 1933 - July 2, 2017

Mary “Maureen” (Mullarkey) Cosgrove, 83, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late Joseph Cosgrove, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Born in Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland on July 4, 1933, the daughter of the late Edward and Ann (Nealon) Mullarkey, she came to the United States in 1950 and lived in...
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Karen M. Norman

November 15, 1958 - July 2, 2017

Karen M Norman, 58 of Suffield passed away peacefully with her family present on July 2, 2017. Karen is survived by her father, Kenneth Norman, partner, Trisha Hilario and her two sons, Cameron and Ian, her brothers Kenneth Norman Jr. and his wife, Becky of Granby MA. and Kevin Norman and his wife, Laura of Enfield, four nephews, two nieces, many...
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Eula McNair

July 20, 1933 - July 1, 2017

Eula Cooper McNair, 83 of Norwich departed this earth on July 1, 2017 in Norwich. She was the widow of Jerry McNair Sr. Born in Camden, NJ to the late Alfred and Lula Young Cooper on July 20, 1933, “Sissy” was a loving and generous mother, wife, and friend. As a former manager, State of Connecticut Department of Labor, and later as a volunteer,...
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Eileen S. Kraus

July 19, 1938 - July 1, 2017

Eileen S. Kraus, of West Hartford, CT and Chatham, MA was born to Janet Maines Shanley and John Shanley and was raised in Maplewood and Short Hills, New Jersey. Always bound for breaking glass ceilings, Eileen began her life with a batting average better than most of the boys in her school and the dream of becoming the first woman to be a New York Yankee. Once her mother...
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Catherine K. O'Sullivan

August 18, 1924 - July 1, 2017

Catherine K. O’Sullivan, 92, of Windsor, beloved wife for 71 years of Daniel J. O’Sullivan, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Cork, Ireland on August 18th, 1924, to the late Con and Ann Twomey, where she lived until moving to Chelmsford, Essex, England in 1946, and then immigrating to...
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Lisa Ellen Hazzard

July 12, 1967 - June 30, 2017

Lisa Ellen (Morris) Hazzard, 49, of Windsor, beloved wife of Robert L. Hazzard, Jr. and mother of Mason Robert Hazzard and Preston Randolph Hazzard, passed away on June 30, 2017 after a courageous battle with kidney cancer. While at Hartford Hospital, Lisa was surrounded by her cheerleaders and received an enormous outpouring of love and encouragement in her final...
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Joseph J. Leyland

August 15, 1930 - June 29, 2017

Joseph J. Leyland, 86, of Avon, CT, husband of Joyce (Price) Leyland, died Thursday, June 29, 2017. Born in Butler, PA, son of the late Joseph and Agnes (Slater) Leyland, he was raised there and served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. After the war, he received his BA from Penn State and began his career in insurance. He joined the Aetna...
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Beverly Bernstein-Prass

April 11, 1937 - June 29, 2017

Beverly Bernstein-Prass of West Hartford, formerly of Windsor and Bloomfield, passed away on June 29, 2017 peacefully at the Hebrew Home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Hartford to the late Samuel and Ida (Zetoff) Bernstein and graduated from Weaver High School’s class of 1955. Beverly raised her family in Bloomfield and later moved to Windsor when she...
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Salvatore Musco

June 28, 2017

Salvatore, “Sal” Musco, DDS, 87, of Lake St. Louis, MO, formerly of Windsor, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Son of the late Carmelo and Lucia (Giucastro) Musco, he was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1929. Sal previously resided in Windsor, CT where his family was raised...
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Carol J. Wabalas

April 29, 1943 - June 28, 2017

Carol J. (Kraft) Wabalas “CJ”, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 peacefully in her home in Windsor Locks at the age of 74. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Josephine (Stachura) Kraft. She was predeceased by her brother John Kraft, who served in Vietnam. She was a woman of strength, self-reliance, and simple common sense values, and had...
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Robert L. Bazzano

January 21, 1958 - June 27, 2017

Robert Leo Bazzano 1/21/1958 - 6/27/2017 In Loving Memory of Robert Bazzano; Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle and Friend. The afternoon of June 27, 2017 Robert (Bobby or Bob) was called home unexpectedly. Bob was only 59 years old, he had a loving and supportive family and many friends. He leaves many of us behind deeply saddened and in shock. Bob had been fighting...
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Walter Stephen Champagne, Sr.

February 20, 1951 - June 26, 2017

Walter “Big Butch” Stephen Champagne, Sr., 66, of East Hartford, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on February 20, 1951, son of the late Walter Joseph and Mary Gertrude (Murphy) Champagne, he was raised in Bloomfield and had lived in Bristol, North Granby, and Vermont for many years. Walter...
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Walter S. Champagne

February 20, 1951 - June 26, 2017

Walter “Big Butch” Stephen Champagne, Sr., 66, of East Hartford, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on February 20, 1951, son of the late Walter Joseph and Mary Gertrude (Murphy) Champagne, he was raised in Bloomfield and had lived in Bristol, North Granby, and Vermont for many years. Walter...
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James F. Greeno

December 12, 1955 - June 26, 2017

James F. Greeno, 61, of Windsor, beloved husband of Kay (Evans) Greeno, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 26, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Springfield, MA to John Sr. and Katherine (Whalen) Greeno, he has been a Windsor resident for almost 35 years. James worked as a quality control engineer at Superior Electric and in his spare time he enjoyed...
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Robert Matthew Lechkun

September 4, 1955 - June 26, 2017

Robert Matthew Lechkun, 61, of Ellington, beloved husband of 29 years to Sandra (Digertt) Lechkun, passed away at the home he built on June 26, 2017, while surrounded by his family and loyal canine companion, Duncan. Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in July 2016, he fought the beast until the bitter end. Bob was born on September 4, 1955 to the late Michael...
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Heinz Bernhard Priesnitz

October 9, 1923 - June 25, 2017

Heinz Bernhard Priesnitz, 93, of Vernon, beloved husband of the late Irene Helene Priesnitz, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Born in Wolmsdorf, Germany, the son of the late Albert and Maria (Hauke) Priesnitz, he came to the United States in 1959, and lived in Willimantic, Deep River, and Middletown before moving to...
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Christopher L. Tabora

November 14, 1966 - June 24, 2017

Christopher Lee Tabora, 50, of Avon, Connecticut, beloved husband of Michele (Haley) Tabora, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Born in Hartford, he was the loving son of Elden C. Tabora and Janet M. (Zurles) Davis. Chris was an incredibly talented and engaging personality, and used his lifetime interest in the art...
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Theodore Flanders

September 13, 1930 - June 24, 2017

Theodore A. Flanders, 86, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 24, 2017. He was previously married to Jeanne Guertin Flanders on August 12, 1950 in Lebanon, NH where they both attended local schools. Jeanne and Ted had two children, Bradley and Karen who grew up in Windsor. Bradley later married Pauline Hayashigawa and had two children, Gregory...
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Gayle Theresa Daigle

January 1, 1964 - June 23, 2017

Gayle Theresa Daigle, 53, of Marlborough, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Middlesex Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 1, 1964 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of Albert W. Daigle and the late Fernande (Daigle) Daigle. Gayle lived in Marlborough most of her life and was a graduate of RHAM High School with the Class of 1982....
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Virginia Cecelia Turek

January 12, 1922 - June 23, 2017

Virginia Cecelia Turek, 95, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Ernest J. Turek, passed away at St. Francis Hospital on June 23, 2017. She was born in Willimantic, CT on January 12, 1922 to the late Joseph and Cecelia (Bury) Sokolowski. Virginia grew up in Willimantic, and was one of the last surviving members of her graduating class at Windham High School. She married the love of her...
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David J. Hickey

December 4, 1954 - June 23, 2017

David J. Hickey, 62, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 23, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford to the late Herbert and Mary (Glynn) Hickey, he has been a lifelong resident of Windsor and a communicant of St. Gabriel Church in Windsor. David worked at Cushman Industries for many years before working as a driver at the Southern CT Auto Auction. He was an avid fisherman...
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Jane S. Hoffman

March 18, 1931 - June 22, 2017

Jane S. Hoffman, 86, of Windsor, beloved wife for 57 years of the late Clifford Walshe Hoffman, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at her home. Born in New York, NY on March 18, 1931, daughter of the late Frederic J. and Edna (Dieckmann) Schmidt, she was raised in Scarsdale, NY and had lived in Windsor since 1955. After high school...
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Lt. Col. Robert W.O. Ball

May 16, 1922 - June 22, 2017

Lt. Colonel Robert W.O. Ball (USAF Retired) passed away peacefully on June 22, 2017 in Fort Pierce, FL at the age of 95. Born in Great Neck, NY on May 16, 1922, he was the son of the late Helen Rosenfeld Powers Ball Pettengill and Ronald Lozien Ball. He served his country for 23 years as a US Air Force Pilot during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. He held the...
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Mildred Arens Dimock

September 6, 1914 - June 22, 2017

Mildred Arens Dimock, 102 of Ellington, died peacefully Thursday, June 22, 2017. Born in Springfield, MA, daughter of Frederick H. and Jeanie H. Arens on September 6, 1914, Mildred moved to Ellington in 1917. She married Gordon H. Dimock on June 25, 1935, and was married for 73 years until his passing in 2008. Mildred graduated from Rockville High School...
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Carolyne A. Rahm

October 25, 1922 - June 22, 2017

Carolyne Anna (Weilbacher) Rahm, 94 years old, died peacefully on June 22, 2017 at the Cherry Brook Nursing Home with Bill, her husband of 74 years, at her side. Carolyne, also called Dolly by her family, was born in Queens, NY, on October 25, 1922. She is predeceased by her beloved son Steven, and her brothers Fred and Warren Weilbacher. Carolyne is survived by her devoted husband, William V....
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Therese A. Joyner

September 24, 1927 - June 22, 2017

Therese A. (Beauchemin) Joyner, 89, of Ellington, beloved wife of the late Carlton Joyner died peacefully on Thursday, June 22, 2017 surrounded by her family at Woodlake of Tolland. Born on September 24, 1927, in Torrington, CT. The daughter of the late Edmund and Lillian (Cherbonmeau) Beauchemin. She was raised in Torrington and attended the St. Agnes School of...
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Andre Francis Courville

November 15, 1943 - June 22, 2017

Andre "Andy" Francis Courville, 73, of Ellington and formerly of East Hartford, a loving husband and father passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Andy was born to the late Claire (Fournier) and Andre L. Courville on Nov 15, 1943 in Hartford, CT. He attended Hardwick Academy in Hardwick, VT after which he served honorably from Nov 1961 to Nov 1964 in the US Navy. He worked for over 50 years as...
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Guy Clayton Cudworth

August 1, 1921 - June 21, 2017

Guy Clayton Cudworth, 95, of Vernon, CT, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 21, 2017. Clay was born in Southbridge, MA on August 1, 1921, to the late Richard and Mary (Brown) Cudworth. He grew up in Quinebaug, CT and served in intelligence during World War II in the United States Army Air Force. Clay spent over 62 years as a Vernon resident, where he and his wife raised two sons. He...
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Kenneth E. Hinckley, Jr.

August 15, 1924 - June 21, 2017

HINCKLEY. Kenneth E. Hinckley, Sr., 92, of Suffield, beloved husband of Dorothy (Sweatland) Hinckley passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Born August 15, 1924 in Suffield, son of the late Harold and Lillian (Tilden) Hinckley. Ken served in the US Navy during WWII. He was a member of American Legion Suffield Post 94. Other than his time in the military, Ken lived his entire life within 200...
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Gilbert P. Ahrens

June 24, 1938 - June 21, 2017

AHRENS. Gilbert P. Ahrens, 78, of Suffield, beloved husband of Christine (von der Schulenburg) Ahrens passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Born June 24, 1938 in Hartford, son of the late Bernhard and Mary (Bissell) Ahrens, he lived in Suffield his entire life. Gil graduated from University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, where he was a member of the Mask and Wig Club. He was employed for...
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Elizabeth M. Idlett

August 8, 1921 - June 21, 2017

Elizabeth M. (Wright) Idlett, 95, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Eugene Idlett, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Born in Sylvester, GA, daughter of the late Rev. Dennis Willis and Ethel (Greene) Wright, she lived most of her life in Albany, GA moving to Hartford because of declining health 14 years ago, where she was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. She was a professional...
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Irene C. Baltronis

April 4, 1926 - June 21, 2017

Irene C. (Kuchas) Baltronis, 91, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Joseph Baltronis, passed away, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Born in Wilson section of Windsor, daughter of the late Anthony and Vincenta (Adient) Kuchas, she was a lifelong Windsor resident. She graduated from the former John Fitch High School in 1944 and had been employed by Hamilton Standard for 18 years before retiring in 1986...
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Florence E. Petroske

October 2, 1923 - June 20, 2017

Florence E. Petroske, 93, of Cooper City, FL and formerly of Windsor, wife for 64 years of the late William B. Petroske, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Cooper City, FL. Born in Naugatuck on October 2, 1923, daughter of the late William and Florence (Judd) Tetlow, she had lived in Hartford before moving to Windsor in 1960 where she spent...
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Robert Jesse Paiva, Sr.

February 8, 1944 - June 20, 2017

PAIVA Sr., Robert Jesse 73, of Windsor, went to be with his Lord & Savior on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. He died peacefully at home with his loving family by his side. He was the loving husband of 52 years and best friend to Jean M. Paiva. He was born on Narragansett Bay in Bristol, RI. He was the son of the late Blanche M. Paiva and the late Jesse M. Paiva of Bristol, RI. He made his home in Windsor...
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Wayne C. Trueb

August 5, 1936 - June 20, 2017

Wayne C. Trueb, 80, of Tolland, beloved husband of 58 years to Margaret "Peggy" (Meek) Trueb, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital with his family at his side. Born in Rockville, the son of the late Jacob and Lena (Moser) Trueb, he grew up and lived in Ellington, and Rockville before moving to Tolland 58 years ago. He was a graduate of Rockville High School,...
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William Powell Hassett

February 1, 1937 - June 17, 2017

William Powell Hassett, 80, of Burlington, died June 17, 2017. Bill was born February 1, 1937 in Hartford, the son of the late William J. and Evelyn I. Hassett, and grandson of William F. and Honore Quinn Hassett and Bernard H. and Grace Kemp Powell. He was the loving husband of Lynde Marshall Hassett. Bill graduated from St. Joseph School, Bristol High School, Cheshire Academy and attended...
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Russell George St. John

September 14, 1928 - June 17, 2017

Russell George St. John, beloved husband of Anne (Camp) St. John, passed away on June 17, 2017. He had lived in Granby since 1960. He was born in Hartford to the late Russell G. St. John and Isabel (Magee) St. John on September 14, 1928. After graduating from Weaver High School in 1947, he joined the Connecticut National Guard and was called to serve in Germany as part of NATO. He reached the...
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Barbara Jean Bowman

January 11, 1943 - June 16, 2017

Barbara Jean (Moeller) "B.J." Bowman, 74, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Clinton Bowman died peacefully on Friday June 16, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Oceanside, NY. Daughter of the late Ernst F. and Margaret (Thomson) Moeller, she was born on January 11, 1943 and grew up in Valley Stream, Long Island. She attended Valley Stream South High School, graduating in 1960. She was very...
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Nancy L. Harris-Baver

December 6, 1956 - June 16, 2017

Nancy L. Harris-Baver, 60, of Windsor, CT was called home by God on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10:20pm at Hartford Hospital. She is survived by her mother, Eleanor (Reimer) Harris, sister, Gail LaPierre, brother, Brian Harris and his wife, Emily, daughter, Julie White and her husband, Jeremey, sons, Brian and Harvey Baver, grandchildren, Emma and Lucas White, nephews, Grant, Carter, Drew and...
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Carmel Breton Bolles

February 13, 1934 - June 15, 2017

Carmel Breton Bolles, 83 of Ellington, beloved wife of Edward J. Bolles, Jr. passed away Thursday June 15, 2017. She was born February 13, 1934 in Hartford, the daughter of the late Ernest and Mary Louise (LaPeirre) Breton. As a young woman Carmel worked at G. Fox and Co. in Hartford. She later worked in the Payroll Departments at Pratt and Whitney and Finest when living in South Windsor. She...
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Anna Slipski

June 23, 1917 - June 14, 2017

Anna Slipski, 99, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Walter Slipski, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Fresh River Healthcare in East Windsor. Born in Wallis, TX to the late Jilji and Emilie (Macha) Riha, she has been a Windsor resident most of her life and was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Poquonock. Anna's family would like to extend a special thank you to the...
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Theresa G. Mozelewski

December 18, 1926 - June 13, 2017

Theresa G. (Bonin) Mozelewski of Bloomfield, died peacefully on June 13, 2017. She was the widow of Joseph J. Mozelewski. Born in Charleston, VT she was the daughter of the late Lucien and Rose (Boulanger) Bonin. Theresa was pre-deceased by two brothers: Joseph and Leo Bonin and leaves 2 siblings: Gerald Bonin of Essex, CT and Estelle Bonin Rutkowski and her husband, Raymond...
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Wanda R. Yacone

July 8, 1932 - June 13, 2017

Wanda Ruth Hardrick Yacone, 84 of Bloomfield passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at home. Wanda was the daughter of the late Mamie and David Hardrick and was the youngest of 10 siblings. Wanda was happily married to the late William P. "Yogi" Yacone. Wanda attended Hartford Public Schools, and was a Veteran of the Korean war. Serving in the Air force from 1952 to 1955. During her younger years...
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Helena Glowacka Slusarczyk

October 19, 1923 - June 13, 2017

Helena Glowacka Slusarczyk, 93, of Longs, SC and formerly of Hartford, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Slusarczyk was born on October 19, 1923 in Kiciny, Poland, daughter of the late Jozef and Bronislawa (Ziowkowska) Glowacki. Helena immigrated to the United States in 1971 and was joined by her husband Walter three years later in 1974. While living in Hartford, Helena...
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Donald R. Steinle

June 27, 1939 - June 13, 2017

The Reverend Donald R. Steinle, 77, of Hartford, beloved husband of Sharon C. Steinle, passed away on June 13, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Russell, Kansas on June 27, 1939, son of the late John David Steinle and Lula Preston Steinle. Growing up in Kansas, Don was a studious young man and talented athlete who excelled at tennis playing for the Russell High School...
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Gladys G. Itzkowitz

October 5, 1922 - June 13, 2017

Gladys G. (Jena) Itzkowitz, 94, of South Windsor, CT, beloved wife of the late Seymour Itzkowitz, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital, with her loving and devoted daughter, and surrounded by a close circle of friends. Gladys was born on October 5, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late Julius and Sadie (Malefsky) Jena. She grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from...
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Brandon James Barry

February 10, 1993 - June 12, 2017

Brandon James Barry, 24, of Granby, passed away unexpectedly while on vacation in West Palm Beach, FL on Monday, June 12, 2017. Born in Holyoke, MA on February 10, 1993, son of Annemarie (Shattuck) Barry of Granby and James Richard Barry of Southwick, MA, Brandon lived in Southwick, MA until the age of 13. He attended East Granby High School and had lived in Granby in recent years. Brandon had...
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Doris G. Carey

June 8, 1936 - June 12, 2017

CAREY. Doris G. Carey, 81, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully on Monday, June 12, 2017. Doris was a longtime resident of Windsor, Connecticut, where she had a long and rich life full of family and friends; she will be dearly missed by many. Doris was born on June 8, 1936 in Manchester, CT to Theresa and Albert Gagliardone. She was married to John J. Carey Jr....
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William T. Maher

May 8, 1929 - June 12, 2017

The family is saddened to announce the passing of William (Bill) T. Maher at age 88. Bill died peacefully on June 12 at the home he built in Granville, MA. He is survived by Kathy, his beloved wife of 62 years, daughters Michelle van Schouwen (Don Robear) of Longmeadow, MA, Mary (Molly) Zeppa and Eric of Southwick, MA, Jennifer Leonard of Boston, MA six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren,...
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Raymond J. Griffen

November 8, 1951 - June 12, 2017

Raymond J. Griffen, Sr., 65, of Vernon, passed away on June 12 at home surrounded by his loving family. Raymond was born in Hartford to the late Raymond L. and Josephine (Sperini) Griffen on November 8, 1951. He worked with CT Transit as a bus driver. Raymond had a huge passion for fishing, NASCAR and camping. He worked sound and lighting and was a drum tech for the band, Hot Head Slater. ...
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Virginia S. Maher

February 22, 1927 - June 12, 2017

MAHER. Virginia S. Maher, age 90, passed away peacefully on June 12th, 2017. She was the daughter of Percy and Dorothy Fales Snelgrove. Virginia was born on February 22, 1927 in Hartford and lived in Windsor all her life. Virginia was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip B. Maher, Jr. after 55 years of marriage. After graduating...
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Beverly A. Hall

April 23, 1941 - June 10, 2017

Beverly A. Hall, 76, of Gwynn Oak, Md, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Md. She was born in Hartford to Fannie Irene Pittman and the late Leroy Shephard (Melvia). Raised in Hartford, she graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in 1959 and became a resident of Gwynn Oak in 1968. Enlisting in the US Army, Beverly faithfully and honorably...
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Christopher Stephen Litchfield

June 19, 1979 - June 10, 2017

Christopher Stephen Litchfield, 37, of Granby, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Born in Hartford on June 19, 1979, son of David and Sheri (Schmid) Litchfield of North Granby, he was raised in Granby and was a graduate of Granby Memorial High School, Class of 1998. Chris was a co-owner of a locally owned family business, The...
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Carol J. Barberi

March 31, 1927 - June 9, 2017

Carol J. Barberi, 90, of Windsor, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, June 9, 2017. Born in Eugene, OR on March 31, 1927, daughter of the late Leland and Mary (Waller) Castor, she was raised in Eugene, OR and was a graduate of Astoria High School, Class of 1944. After high school, Carol studied nursing before moving with her husband, Robert Stack, to Connecticut. Carol...
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