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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

Francine Greenstein Liftig

February 19, 1924 - July 21, 2016

Francine Greenstein Liftig, a resident of Avon for 63 years, passed away at the Avon Health Center July 21, 2016 in her 93rd year. Fran was an internationally recognized artist, an Army wife through two wars, a sharpshooter, yoga instructor, and a gifted spiritualist. She was born in New Britain in 1924 to the late Dr. Charles Greenstein and Dorothy Ziering Greenstein, and was a graduate of New...
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Sylvia Permutter Salad

September 11, 1920 - July 20, 2016

Sylvia Perlmutter Salad, affectionately known as Nanny, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on July 20, 2016 just shy of her 96th birthday. Sylvia was born in Willimantic, CT on September 11, 1920, the daughter of Rebecca and Samuel Kantrowitz. Our matriarch leaves behind her children, Marcy and Tony Stabile, David and Bonnie Salad, and Bruce and Zevie Salad. She leaves her...
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Brian J. Dee

February 4, 1958 - July 19, 2016

DEE. Brian J. Dee, 58, of Agawam, MA, beloved husband of Lisa (Vishaway) Dee passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 19, 2016 as a result of an automobile accident. Born February 4, 1958 in Troy, NY son of the late Arthur and Mary (Gaffney) Dee. He lived in Southampton for many years before moving to Agawam. Brian was a true entrepreneur; he was co-founder of Vizconnect, Inc. and Uthriv as well...
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Dana R. Tracy

June 24, 1965 - July 18, 2016

Dana R. Tracy, 51, of Vernon, loving husband of Amy (Page) Tracy, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016 at Hartford Hospital with his family by his side. He is the son of Reverends Roland and Faith (O'Donal) Tracy of Tolland. He graduated from Tolland High School, Class of 1984. He was a self-employed roofer/contractor. He had a love for writing music, singing and playing his guitar, camping,...
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Lady Monica Banta

September 25, 1941 - July 18, 2016

Lady Monica (Byrne) Banta, 74, of Ellington, loving wife of 43 years to Reynaldo "Rey" Banta, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 18, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Whitehall, Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Constance (Ferguson) Byrne. In 1958 at the age of 17 she came to the United States with her mother and 3 of her siblings to join her...
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David A. Bruhin

July 17, 2016

DAVID A. BRUHIN, 46, OF SOUTHWICK, MA DIED UNEXPECTEDLY SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016, AT HOME. DAVE HAD THE BIGGEST HEART AND WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR ANYONE. HE WAS AN AVID READER, ENJOYED TAG SALES AND FLEA MARKETS. HE LOVED TO MAKE US LAUGH. DAVE WAS A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND THERE WASN'T ANYTHING HE COULDN'T FIX OR ACCOMPLISH. HE LEAVES BEHIND THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE OF 20 YEARS DELIA PAPA AND HER...
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John D. Mimnaugh

June 7, 1923 - July 17, 2016

John (Jack) D. Mimnaugh, Sr. of Simsbury, passed away July 17, 2016 in the company of his treasured wife Nancy Paine- Mimnaugh. Jack was born June 7, 1923, to the late John Joseph Mimnaugh, VMD and Cynthia (Deuel) Mimnaugh in Brooklyn, NY. Jack grew up in Granville, NY and New Canaan, CT. After graduating from St. Basil's School in Stamford, he entered Springfield College. However, with WWII...
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Laura Michele Kalafus Sarazin

May 26, 1968 - July 17, 2016

Laura Michele Kalafus Sarazin passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016 after a fiercely fought battle with breast cancer. She was born in McCandless Township, PA in 1968. The family moved to Simsbury, CT in 1971 and to East Granby in 1980. Laura worked as office manager at Richard Kirchbaum, DDS in Granby, Comprehensive Dental Care in West Hartford, Town & Country Veterinary Associates in Vernon,...
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Joyce E. Beaulieu

July 31, 1945 - July 17, 2016

Joyce E. Beaulieu, 70, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Robert Beaulieu, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford to the late Stewart and Mary (Pierson) Waterhouse, she lived most of her life in Windsor. Joyce enjoyed crafts and puzzles, but her true passion was spending time with her husband boating and going to car races. She is survived by...
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Nancy Gerich

November 2, 1937 - July 16, 2016

Nancy (Ciechowski) Gerich, 78, of Tolland, CT, beloved wife of the late Warren J. Gerich, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Rockville General Hospital. She was born in Rockville, CT on November 2, 1937 to the late Stephen and Beatrice (Grumbach) Ciechowski. Nancy was a lifelong resident of the Rockville and Tolland communities, but also made a home for herself and her late husband in...
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Vincent S. Druzolowski

August 15, 1923 - July 16, 2016

DRUZOLOWSKI. Vincent S. Druzolowski, 92, of Suffield passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Crestfield Rehab Center in Manchester, CT. Born August 15, 1923, he was a lifelong resident of Suffield and a WWII veteran serving with the US Army. He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Young and a grandson, David Young of Manchester; his son, Michael Druzolowski and his wife Mary Lou of Enfield. ...
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Stanley Charles Gardocki

August 23, 1920 - July 15, 2016

On Friday, July 15, 2016, Stanley Charles Gardocki entered the gates of heaven into the arms of his Lord. Stanley left this earth with the same quiet dignity that he lived his life. He was born August 23, 1920 in Suffield, son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Zielinski) Gardocki. He lived in Suffield all his life. He graduated from Suffield Academy and received a Bachelor's Degree in...
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Elliott M. Brown

November 4, 1935 - July 14, 2016

Elliott M. Brown, Jr., 80, of Vernon, beloved husband of over 59 years to Lenora (Board) Brown, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Rockville General Hospital. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Elliott and Margaret (Laing) Brown, he grew up and lived in Vernon for most of his life. Elliott proudly served his country for 22 years in the armed forces. He retired in 1974...
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Peter Douglas Ahlstrin

July 25, 1987 - July 14, 2016

Peter Douglas Ahlstrin, of East Granby, passed away on July 14, 2016. Peter was born in Harford, on July 25, 1987, son of Carol Giuca Ahlstrin. Peter graduated from East Granby High School in 2005 where he was a three sport athlete and later attended Westfield State University. He had been employed at Enterprise Rental Car for over ten years, but his real passion was the East Granby Volunteer...
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Lorraine I. Ortiz

March 30, 1955 - July 13, 2016

Lorraine I. Ortiz, 61, of Hartford and Stuart, VA, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2016. Born and raised in Hartford, she was the beloved daughter of the late Armand and Lucille (Huot) Bisaillon. A proud graduate of Hartford Public High School (1973), Lorraine became a dedicated and hardworking employee for Hartford area companies, including Aetna Insurance, where she served as a Senior Clerk...
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Arvid Thomas Torgersen

February 15, 1932 - July 12, 2016

Arvid Thomas Torgersen, 84, of Little River, SC, formerly of Granby, beloved husband of the late Greta (Kittelsen) Torgersen, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Klepp Egersound, Norway to the late Anna (Salthe) and Thomas Torgersen, he was raised in Brooklyn, NY and lived most of his life in Granby and Little River, SC. Tom served his country proudly...
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William H. Connelly

August 28, 1920 - July 12, 2016

William Howard Connelly, 95, resident of Suffield for more than 60 years, died peacefully on July 12th. He joins his cherished wife Frankie who passed away on Nov 10th, 2014 after a remarkable, joyous marriage of 67 years. Known as "Bill" to friends and "Geeka" to three successive family generations, he had grown frail but he never lost his sparkle nor his intense love and regard for family,...
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Timothy Richard Kovitch

October 2, 1978 - July 12, 2016

Timothy Richard Kovitch, 37, of Bristol, beloved husband of Melanie (Vickrey) Kovitch, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at his home. He was born October 2, 1978 in Bristol to Richard and Carol (Michaud) Kovitch. Tim had worked in sales most of his career, most recently with A & A Surplus in Plantsville. He had grown up in Burlington attending local schools and had a talent for...
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Kazimiera Obieglo

March 3, 1924 - July 12, 2016

Kazimiera (Szulimowska) Obieglo, 92, of East Hartford, beloved wife for 73 years of Joseph Obieglo, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Poland on March 3, 1924, daughter of the late Adam and Petronela (Brzozowska) Szulimowski, she was raised in Poland and had lived in Germany before immigrating to the United States with her family in 1949. ...
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Jane Zack McHugh

June 14, 1924 - July 12, 2016

Jane Zack McHugh, 92, widow of the late Francis J. McHugh, was born on June 14, 1924 and passed away on July 12, 2016. A resident of Avery Heights in Hartford, Jane formerly resided in West Hartford, Windsor and Stuart, Florida. Daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Darmetka) Zaczek, Jane was raised in New Britain and graduated from New Britain High School. She retired from SNET with over 40...
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Rose DeSisto

July 12, 2016 - July 12, 2016

Rose (Dotta) DeSisto, 83, of Farmington, beloved wife of the late Thomas P. DeSisto, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016. Born in Bronx, NY, daughter of the late Prisco and Clementina Dotta, she was raised in the Bronx and lived in Cape Coral, Florida for sixteen years moving to Farmington two years ago. She enjoyed reading, playing the piano and accordion, and was a wonderful cook. She leaves her...
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Susan A. Plasse

March 11, 1954 - July 11, 2016

Susan A. Plasse, 62, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in La Rochelle, France to Beverly (Gould) Plasse and the late Joseph Plasse, she has been a Windsor resident most of her life and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Windsor. Susan worked as an analytic consultant for The Hartford for over 20 years and enjoyed reading and...
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Mariano H. Shonti

January 25, 1920 - July 11, 2016

Mariano H. (Scionti) Shonti, 96, was born on January 25, 1920 and passed away on July 11, 2016. He was the husband of the late Arlene Hube Shonti and the son of the late Sebastian Scionti and Concetta Didato Scionti. He lived in Windsor and Windsor Locks for many years before moving back to Cromwell, where he grew up. Mariano was employed by the Carpenters Local 43 for many years and retired as a...
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Jean Hotchkiss

July 24, 1921 - July 10, 2016

Jean (Arthur) Hotchkiss, 94, of Whitingham, VT formerly of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Alfred Charles Hotchkiss, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born July 24, 1921 in Windsor to the late Jesse Woodbridge and Selma Victoria (Anderson) Arthur. A nearly lifelong resident of Windsor, Jean had been an active member of the First Church in Windsor...
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Marie Cote Kirschbaum

June 1, 1960 - July 10, 2016

Marie Cote Kirschbaum, 56, of North Granby, beloved wife of Richard S. Kirschbaum, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Stafford Springs on June 1, 1960, daughter of the late Arthur Cote Jr. and Anna (Marocchini) Cote, she was raised in Enfield and was a graduate of Fermi High School, Class of 1978. After high school, Marie continued her education at St. Francis...
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Terry Adrion

September 10, 1925 - July 9, 2016

Terry (Sterrett) Adrion, 90, of Farmington, beloved wife of the late Harold Oler Adrion, died Saturday, July 9, 2016, surrounded by her family. Born in Dallas, Texas to Lewis and Hazel (Hardy) Sterrett, she was also raised in Texas. She and Harold were married November 12, 1953, moving to West Hartford in 1961. As a young woman, she worked as a fashion model. She leaves her son, Harold L. Adrion...
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Marjorie Spence

April 5, 1933 - July 8, 2016

Marjorie (Merrill) Spence, 83, of East Windsor and formerly of Granby, beloved wife for 63 years of Alan Spence, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016 in Granby. Born in Ludlow, VT on April 5, 1933, daughter of the late Eben and Clara (Smith) Merrill, she was raised in Ludlow, VT and made Granby her home in 1971. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Jeffrey Spence, his wife Tricia and two...
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Arthur James Benard

August 3, 1931 - July 8, 2016

Arthur James Benard, 84, of Windsor, cherished brother, uncle, and friend, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016. Son of the late George and Elizabeth Benard, Arthur was born in Hartford on August 3, 1931 and was one of nine children. He enjoyed growing up on a farm and tending to the animals and daily chores. Art was a happy, cheerful man who was loved by everyone. His biggest enjoyment was being...
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Richard V. Jaworowski

August 5, 1933 - July 8, 2016

Richard V. Jaworowski, 82, of Windsor, beloved husband of Elaine (Paquin) Jaworowski, passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, on Friday, July 8, 2016. Born in Bridgeport to the late Stanley and Jennie (Grosinski) Jaworowski, he served his country proudly with the US Army during the Korean War. Richard earned his bachelor's degree from Central Connecticut State University, and his...
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John W. Cierniewski

May 12, 1959 - July 7, 2016

John W. Cierniewski, 57, of Newington, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at his home. Born in Hartford on May 12, 1959, son of Maria (Lysy) Cierniewski and the late Waclaw Cierniewski, he was raised in Hartford and Newington and was a graduate of SS. Cyril & Methodius School, E.B. Kennelly School, and A.I. Prince Technical School, Class of 1977. John worked as a tool maker for...
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Theodore Mucha

November 26, 1938 - July 7, 2016

Theodore Mucha, 77, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Donna J. Mucha, passed away on July 7, 2016 at Windsor Rehabilitation Center. A resident of Windsor for almost 50 years, Ted was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 26, 1938 and was the son of the late Edmund Mucha and Sophie "Szewchuk" Mucha. He grew up in upstate New York and after graduation entered the US Air Force where he honorably...
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John Joseph Luzzi

March 5, 1941 - July 7, 2016

"But I would not be convicted by a jury of my peers, still crazy after all these years…" John Luzzi, 75, of West Hartford, died peacefully, with his oldest daughter by his side, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Born March 5, 1941 in Hartford, son of the late Joseph and Nancy Luzzi, John was a graduate of Conard High School and Norwich University. After college, John was commissioned as an officer...
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Denise Hammick

June 29, 1936 - July 7, 2016

Denise (Tully) Hammick, 80, of Simsbury, beloved wife of Thomas W. Hammick, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, July 7, 2016 surrounded by her family. She fought a long and courageous battle with Mucosal Melanoma during which she showed her strength and resiliency each day. She was born June 29, 1936 in Hartford to the late Joseph and Christine (Vasko) Tully. A resident of Simsbury...
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LeRoy B. Seaton

August 16, 1922 - July 7, 2016

LeRoy B. Seaton, 93, of Granby, beloved husband for 74 years of Audrey (Hollis) Seaton, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Simsbury. Born in Wethersfield on August 16, 1922, son of the late Benjamin and Ethel (Burnham) Seaton, he was raised in Wethersfield and had lived in the Elmwood section of West Hartford before moving to Granby almost 60 years ago. Roy served in the U.S. Air Force...
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Mary Alice Colangelo

February 13, 1921 - July 6, 2016

COLANGELO. Mary Alice Colangelo, 96, of Southington and formerly of Windsor Locks, beloved wife of the late James J. Colangelo passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born February 13, 1920 in Lisbon, Portugal daughter of the late Manual and Mary (Conceicao) Ferriera. She lived in Hartford before moving to Windsor Locks in 1960, she was a parishioner of...
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Dolores Sopelak

July 20, 1938 - July 6, 2016

Dolores "Dorie" (Zingle) Sopelak, 77, of Windsor, beloved wife of Robert E. Sopelak, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. While surrounded by her family during her final moments, she expressed sincere gratitude for the abundant blessings she had received throughout her life as well as the countless special relationships she treasured. Dolores was born in Scranton, PA on July 20, 1938,...
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John Gerard Bernetich

August 1, 1964 - July 6, 2016

Angels came to bring our beloved John, Johnny B, John B., Just John home to heaven this day to be welcomed by his paternal grandparents, his Oma & Opa, his Uncle John, many cousins and friends. In the arms of his Heavenly Father, he will once again become a beautiful and perfect soul, sound in mind and body. Left behind with broken hearts are his mother Evelyn O'Hagan with whom he made his home,...
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Oliver Frederick Girouard

June 11, 1924 - July 4, 2016

Oliver "Ollie" Frederick Girouard, 92, of Manchester, CT, died peacefully on Monday, July 4, 2016. He was born June 11, 1924, in Melrose, MA, son of the late Oliver Frederick and Allaura (MacGregor) Girouard and had lived in Melrose, MA, Media, PA, Glastonbury, West Hartford and South Windsor, CT before moving to Manchester in 2010. He was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1943, where...
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Ned Howard Kendall

May 30, 1943 - July 4, 2016

Ned H. Kendall, 73, a resident of Granby and Simsbury most of his life, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016, at his home. Born in Hartford on May 30, 1943, he was the son of the late Marion (Maknur) Kendall and Howard R. Kendall. He was predeceased by his wife Pat in 2011, a loving and devoted wife for 47 years, and a son, Edward J. Kendall in 2012, whom he missed more than words can say. Ned...
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David Erazo

October 27, 1959 - July 4, 2016

David Erazo, 56, peacefully departed this life on July 4, 2016 with his family by his side. He is survived by his three children, Joseph, Matthew, and Rosalie Erazo; a step-daughter, Lorraine; ten grandchildren and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He also leaves his mother, Victoria Rodriguez and brothers, Steven Erazo and Michael Hernandez of South Windsor. David was the life of...
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Brendan Thomas Kohrer

January 3, 1975 - July 3, 2016

Brendan Thomas Kohrer, 41, of North Granby, beloved son of Susan (Queno) Kohrer, and brother of Ryan and Chuck Kohrer, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Born in Hartford on January 3, 1975, he spent most of his life in North Granby. He attended Granby Memorial High and Tunxis Community College. He graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute in 2015 to pursue a career as an auto body...
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Rupert Anthony Weston

November 28, 1949 - July 2, 2016

Rupert Anthony Weston, 66, affectionately known as "Bunny," passed away peacefully at home on July 2, 2016, surrounded by his family. During his journey through life he touched many lives with his profound peace, wisdom, and knowledge. Rupert was born on November 28, 1949 in Edgehill, St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, West Indies to Bernice (Samuels) and the late Leslie Weston. He attended St. Ann's Bay...
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Elizabeth Calista Rocha

September 24, 1931 - July 2, 2016

Elisabeth Calista (Pereira) Rocha, 84, of Ellington, beloved wife of the late Manuel M. Rocha, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at her home. Born in Ilhavo, Portugal, the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Calista) Pereira, she grew up and lived in Portugal before moving to the United States in 1965. She lived in New Bedford, MA for many years before moving to Ellington...
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Barbara Bella Sherwood

July 9, 1933 - July 2, 2016

Barbara Bella Sherwood, 82, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at St. Mary Home in West Hartford. Born in Putnam on July 9, 1933, daughter of the late Charles and Bella Gertrude (Beausoleil) Poulin, she was raised in Putnam and was a graduate of Putnam Catholic Academy. Barbara later continued her education at Annhurst College receiving a B.A. in Mathematics, and...
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Kathleen Moran Lines

December 26, 1947 - July 2, 2016

Kathleen Moran Lines, 68, passed away on July 2, 2016. She was born on December 26, 1947 in Hartford CT, the daughter of the late Catherine and Sidney Lines. She lived her childhood in Windsor, CT and has since lived in Canton, East Hartland, Windsor, Bloomfield and Simsbury. She is survived by her beloved life partner, Thomas Moran of Windsor, her daughter Christine Moran and her life partner...
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Colleen Gale Lannan-Walter

July 5, 1964 - July 2, 2016

When you look up at the sky tonight take notice of a new star shining bright… Colleen lost her valiant and lengthy battle with cancer in the early hours of Saturday, July 2, 2016. She leaves behind many whose love and friendship she deeply cherished. She was born on July 5, 1964 in Manchester, CT to the late Chief Robert D. Lannan and Roxann A. (Norris) Lannan of Vernon, CT. She leaves...
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Gary L. Garrison J.D., Ph.D.

July 12, 1962 - July 1, 2016

Gary L. Garrison, age 53, of Avon, Connecticut, died on Friday, July 1, 2016. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, on July 12, 1962, and was the eldest son of the late Stephen F. Garrison and the late Jeri J. (Egelhoff) Garrison Redding. He graduated with degrees from The Ohio State University (B.A., Economics, 1984), Capitol University Law School (J.D., 1987/L.L.M., Tax Law, 1991), Miami University (M...
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Faith Yarusewicz

February 15, 1935 - July 1, 2016

Faith Ertel Yarusewicz, 81, of Rockville, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016 at home after a short illness. She was born February 15, 1935 in Hartford Connecticut to Harry and Genevieve (Cullen) Ertel. Faith was predeceased by her beloved husband, Theodore R. Yarusewicz, her sisters Barbara Costa, Katharine Ertel and great grandson, Samuel Clark. She leaves behind her son Peter H. Yarusewicz...
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S. Michael Lucash

February 3, 1951 - June 30, 2016

S. Michael Lucash, age 65 of Granby, went to be with his Lord on June 30, 2016, after a short, but intense battle with multiple myeloma. Michael was born in New Haven, on February 3, 1951 to the late Stanley and Constance (Gadue) Lucash. He was raised in Milford, and was graduate of Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Class of 1969 and Southern Connecticut State University, Class of 1973. ...
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Amanda Ruth Ladue

August 16, 1989 - June 29, 2016

Some souls are rainbows. They are the snowflakes in the winter, the sunrises in the morning, and the sunsets in the evenings. Unique in every way. A substantial splash of color in the lives of those around them. Amanda Ruth Ladue was one of those souls. For 26 years Amanda touched the lives and hearts of everyone fortunate enough to know her. She was a daughter, sister, friend, and above all, a...
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Valnie Staford Hylton

January 3, 1937 - June 29, 2016

Valnie "C.B." Staford Hylton, 79, of Hartford, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Saint Francis Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Somerset, Manchester, Jamaica, W.I. on January 3, 1937, C.B. was one of 14 children born of the late Zepheniah Hylton and Caroline Daley Hylton. Because he lost his father at a very early age, young Valnie became the man of the house and a role model to...
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David P. Boucher

September 5, 1965 - June 28, 2016

David P. Boucher, 50, of Enfield died unexpectedly at his home on June 28, 2016. He was born on September 5, 1965 in Hartford. David is survived by his beloved children, Danielle and Patrick Boucher both of Newington; his mother and stepfather, Betty and Dennis Borkman; and a sister, Suzanne Purdon all of Groton; two brothers, Greg Boucher and his wife Avelina of West Hartford and Michael...
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James N. Mason, Jr.

August 25, 1931 - June 28, 2016

James N. Mason Jr., 84, beloved husband of Marsha Levinson Mason and son of the late James N. Mason Sr., and Rowena Macklin Brugler died on June 28, 2016. Jim was a graduate of Greenwich High School (1950) and received his B.A. from UConn (1955). Following graduation he served 4 years in the US Army where he used the journalism skills he had honed at the Ct. Daily Campus in his assignment as the...
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Brian D. Sullivan

July 9, 1943 - June 27, 2016

Brian D. Sullivan, 72, of Kissimmee, FL., beloved husband of Rosalie Boone, entered into eternal rest, on Monday, June 27, 2016. Born in Hartford, son of the late Edith Ginnet Harrington and the late Jimmy Pierce, Brian was raised in Hartford by a loving and devoted grandmother (Edith Williamson) and great grandmother (Jennie Holmes) who stimulated his commitment to education. He earned a...
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Anna Psutka

September 8, 1929 - June 27, 2016

Anna "Nusia" Psutka, 86, of Granby, CT and formerly of Southington, CT, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 27, 2016 at MeadowBrook of Granby. She was born in Maleniska, Poland on September 8, 1929, daughter of the late Jozef and Karolina (Szwarc) Psutka. As a young girl, uprooted from her home by World War II and after crossing Poland and Czechoslovakia as a refugee, she found herself in the...
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Michael R. Fuller

September 11, 1983 - June 27, 2016

Michael R. Fuller, 32, of West Hartford, beloved companion of Jennifer Rodriguez, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 27, 2016. Born in Hartford to Ralph Fuller and the late Maria Fuller, he was raised in Bloomfield and West Hartford and has been a resident of West Hartford for the last 8 years. Michael owned and operated his own courier company, Delivery Now LLC, and enjoyed fishing and was...
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Aline Ballasy

June 5, 2016 - June 26, 2016

Aline (Hoffman) Ballasy, 91, of Ellington, beloved wife and widow of 14 years of the late Ernest J. Ballasy Jr., passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 26, 2016. Born in Ellington, the daughter of the late Alfred and Emma (Bossart) Hoffman, she grew up and lived most of her life in Ellington, except for the 20 years she lived in Vernon. Prior to her retirement, Aline was a...
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Linda E. Murray

February 25, 1928 - June 26, 2016

Linda E. Murray AKA Auntie Pet, 88, of Bloomfield and formerly of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Sunday June 26, 2016. She was born February 25, 1928 in Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica West Indies to the late William G. and Ruth (Miller) Murray. Linda came to the United States in 1981 and lived in Hartford before recently moving to Bloomfield. Linda worked as a laundry manager in Jamaica and...
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Marva Clayton

December 29, 1963 - June 26, 2016

Marva Rosemarie Clayton, 52, of Hartford transitioned home to be with her Savior, just before the crack of dawn on June 26, 2016. Born December 29, 1963 in Kingston Jamaica to Cecilyn McDonald and Sydney O. Clayton, she was the youngest child for both her parents; the youngest child of six for her mother and the younger of two for her father. As the youngest of all her siblings, she was well...
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Julie-Ann Poll

May 17, 1965 - June 26, 2016

Julie-Ann (Rotondo) Poll, 51, of East Granby, beloved wife of Michael S. Poll, passed away, Sunday, June 26, 2016. Born in Hartford, daughter of Luigi and Mary (Calcagni) Rotondo of Avon, she was raised in Avon graduating from Avon High School in 1983. She received her BS from Bryant University in 1987 and her MBA from the University of Hartford in 1995. She and her husband have lived in East...
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Charles Batchelor

July 28, 1925 - June 25, 2016

Charles "Bud" Batchelor, 90, of Vernon, beloved husband for almost 60 years to the late Margaret (Amundsen) Batchelor (May 28, 2016), passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Westside Care Center in Manchester. Born in Queens, NY, the son of the late Charles and Anna (Lorenz) Batchelor, he grew up and lived in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst, NY before moving to Vernon fifty-eight years...
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James C. Manzi

September 9, 1937 - June 25, 2016

James C. Manzi, 78, of East Hartland passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, June 25, 2016 with his family at his side. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Carol (Samuelsen) Manzi for 51 loving and happy years. They were blessed with two amazing daughters, Jennifer Shelansky and Allison Driver. James was born in Ware, MA, the son of the late Caroline (Tarckini)...
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Joseph Michael Verdon

July 4, 1941 - June 24, 2016

Joseph Michael Verdon, 74, of Vernon, passed away on June 24, 2016 at home surrounded by his family after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Joe was born on July 4th, 1941, son of the late Jim and Ann (Delahunty) Verdon. He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Margaret Rose (Furey) Verdon; his children Mary Lynn and Doug Kolowsky, Joey Verdon and Leslie Liu, and Carolyn and Mike...
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Valerie Chambers Strong

January 19, 1951 - June 24, 2016

Valerie (Chambers) Strong, 65, of Oak Ridge NC and formerly of Windsor, beloved wife to Richard C. Strong, Jr, peacefully entered into eternal rest at her home in Oak Ridge, NC, Friday, June 24, 2016. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Elijah and Rebecca (Morton) Chambers, she was raised here graduating from Hartford Public High School. She received her Associates Degree from Greater...
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Devin Nicole McClendon

January 2, 2002 - June 23, 2016

Our treasured daughter, Devin Nicole McClendon, departed this life on June 23, 2016 after 14 years of smiles, love, wisdom, beauty, and kindness. On January 2, 2002 Devin McClendon was born in Hoboken, NJ, daughter of David Lendale McClendon and Joanna Prescott McClendon. Before her first birthday, Devin's family returned to David's home town of Hartford, Connecticut where they lived for four...
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Doris Rozell Warner

November 11, 1932 - June 23, 2016

It is with a deep sadness that we write of the passing of Doris Rozell Warner (83) on Thursday, June 23, 2016, beloved wife of James Warner III. She was born to Edward and Louise Rozell in 1932 in Hughsonville, NY. She had one brother Phillip who predeceased her and his late wife Dee Dee. In High School she dated James Warner III, married him in 1951, and they were happily married for 65 years...
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Ethel Hulda Wilhelmina Gleason

February 21, 2016 - June 22, 2016

Ethel Hulda Wilhelmina (Carlson) Gleason, 96, of Windsor, beloved wife for 54 years of the late Robert Gleason, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford on February 21, 1920, daughter of the late Melker and Esther (Ahl) Carlson, she was a lifelong resident of Windsor and a graduate of John Fitch High School, Class of 1938. Ethel lived in the...
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Deirdre L. Guilbault

July 31, 1992 - June 22, 2016

Deirdre L. Guilbault, 23, of Willington, CT passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. She was born in Hartford on July 31, 1992 to Steven Guilbault and Julie Fielding. Deirdre was a graduate of E.O. Smith High School, of Storrs, class of 2010, and attended Manchester Community College. She was a lifelong resident of Willington. She was a very generous, sweet and kind hearted girl....
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Ronald Paul Lowe

April 30, 1931 - June 22, 2016

Ronald Paul Lowe Sr., 85, a Windsor Locks resident and beloved husband of Ann Kennedy Lowe (1931-2012) of 54 years, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2016. Ron was born on April 30, 1931 in Pomfret to Helen Andrews Lowe and Andrew Herbert Lowe. Ron was the oldest of five siblings and worked on the family dairy farms in Woodstock and Pomfret. Ron was a star pitcher at Putnam High School, where he...
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Patricia E. Ouimette

December 22, 1938 - June 22, 2016

Patricia E. (Fitzpatrick) Ouimette, 77, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late William F. Oiumette, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. She was born December 22, 1938 in New York, NY to the late Francis and Mary (Connelly) Fitzpatrick. For many years Patricia and Bill lived in West Springfield, MA before moving to Windsor 13 years ago. She loved to exercise, enjoyed walking and the...
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Veronica Mora

September 7, 1952 - June 21, 2016

Veronica "Ronnie" (Jimenez) Mora, 63, of Enfield, loving wife of 46 years to David Mora, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Hartford Hospital with her family at her side after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Albuquerque, NM, the daughter of Annie (Chavez) Jimenez of Albuquerque, NM and the late Arturo Jimenez, she grew up and lived in Albuquerque, Garden Grove, CA, Bull...
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Shurley O. Lund

March 31, 1921 - June 21, 2016

Shurley O. Lund, 95, of Russell, MA and formerly of East Granby, beloved husband of the late Hattie (Hayes) Long Lund, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Westfield, MA. Born in Gilsum, NH on March 31, 1921, son of the late Selden B. and Mamie E. (Keith) Lund, he was raised in Westmoreland, NH and had lived in East Granby since 1965, before moving to West Chesterfield, NH in 2004...
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Annie Mae Major

December 23, 1940 - June 21, 2016

Annie Mae Major, 75, of Bloomfield, known as "Sister" passed away on June 21, 2016. Annie was born on December 23, 1940 in Camden, AL. She joined the Lutheran Church at an early age under the Leadership of Rev. Johnny Brown. Annie graduated from the Lutheran Academy in Selma, AL. She furthered her training by becoming a C.N.A. where she worked at the JP Jones Hospital for many years. Annie...
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Manuel Ferreira

January 11, 1923 - June 21, 2016

FERREIRA. Manuel Ferreira, 93, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Irene (Motta) Ferreira passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born January 11, 1923 in New Bedford, MA, he moved to Madeira Island as an infant. During WWII he returned to New Bedford. While in New Bedford he met and married his wife. They were fortunate to celebrate 62 years of marriage together, ...
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Mark Bramley

July 14, 1961 - June 21, 2016

Mark Bramley, 54, of Windsor, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Born in Harford to the late Archie and Stephanie (Buksa) Bramley, he was a graduate of Windsor High School and a Windsor resident most of his life. Mark was a self employed roofing contractor and handyman to all his friends and neighbors and for the past 18 years he was known as the Mayor of Birchwood Road...
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Marvin Keith Jones

July 9, 1957 - June 20, 2016

Marvin "Keith" Jones, 58, of Windsor, died on Monday, June 20, 2016 at home. Born in Hartford on July 9, 1957, son of Marvin Edward and Joan (Howard) Jones of Windsor. He graduated from Windsor High in 1975. Marvin served proudly with the Hartford Fire Department for 9 years. He also worked as a paraprofessional for the Hartford Board of Education. He also refereed football and basketball...
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Marion E. Stacey

November 10, 1927 - June 20, 2016

Marion E. Stacey, 88, of Avon/Simsbury, CT passed away Monday June 20, 2016. Born in Cambridge, MA, daughter of the late Herbert and Edith (Stimpson) Stacey, she graduated from Belmont High School in 1945. She attended Bentley School of Accounting, received her BA with honors from Northeastern University in 1961 and her MA in 1968. She was comptroller for Codman and Shurtleff, surgical...
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Michael J. Sponzo

July 5, 1935 - June 20, 2016

Michael John Sponzo, 80, of Windsor passed away peacefully on Monday, June 20, 2016. Michael was born in Hartford, CT, a son of the late Joseph and Rose (DeMilo) Sponzo. A lifetime resident of Windsor, Michael received his Ph.D. in Psychology from UCONN and his Masters in Pharmacy from UCONN School of Pharmacy after also attending College of the Holy Cross, American International College and...
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Mary Ruth Kennedy Hampton

June 12, 1931 - June 19, 2016

Our dearest, sweet Mary Ruth (Kennedy) Hampton passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 19, into the waiting arms of our Lord after a brief illness. Mary was born in Chicago on June 12, 1931 to John Joseph and Ruth (Dean) Kennedy. She grew up on McKinley Avenue in New Haven along with her beloved older siblings, Jack, Ellen, and Dick. She attended Hillhouse High School, and graduated from Vassar...
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Zofia Kowal Kusy

May 14, 1947 - June 19, 2016

Zofia Kusy, 69, of Enfield, beloved wife for 36 years of the late Michael Kusy, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Born in Jelna, Poland on May 14, 1947, daughter of the late Antoni and Bronislawa (Waskiewicz) Kowal, she immigrated to the United States in 1978, arriving in Hartford, settling in Newington, and most recently living in Enfield. She leaves three sons, Jan Kusy and his...
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Louis J. Collacchi

December 22, 1927 - June 19, 2016

Louis J. Collacchi, 88, of Avon, beloved husband of Sadie (Morton) Collacchi, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Louis was born in Chester, PA to Dominic and Albina (Lovari) Collacchi. He attended Chester High School and after graduating, enlisted in the US Navy during WWII. Like many men and women of his generation, Lou believed that serving your country in time of need was the right thing...
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James Burton Walton

October 14, 1948 - June 19, 2016

James Burton Walton, 67, of Ellington, beloved husband of Mary (Pane) Walton, died on Sunday, June 19, 2016, peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on October 14, 1948 in Bristol, CT, son of the late Edward F. and Aline (Collin) Walton. Jim grew up in Bristol, attending St. Ann's School and graduating from Bristol Eastern High School in 1966. He went on to graduate from the...
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Aldona R. Mazel

March 31, 1920 - June 19, 2016

Aldona R. (Kuchas) Mazel, 96, of Poquonock, beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Mazel, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Vincenta (Adient) Kuchas. Aldona was a longtime resident of Poquonock and a member of St. Joseph Church. A loving mother, she leaves her two daughters, Cynthia Diana and her husband Ronald St. Laurent; Joan Donegan and her husband...
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Patrick J. Canning

August 29, 1978 - June 18, 2016

Patrick "Paddy" J. Canning, 37, of Windsor CT, beloved husband of Kathleen "Katie" (Caldwell) Canning, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at his home. Born in Hartford to Joseph and Maureen (Kane) Canning, he lived most of his life in Windsor. Paddy worked with special needs children at the Oak Hill School where he also served as the union delegate for Local 1099. He was a member...
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Ernest Rogers Pearson

June 5, 1935 - June 18, 2016

Ernest Rogers "Ernie" Pearson, 81, passed away peacefully June 18, 2016 at his home in Tolland, CT, following a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Sherry (Hoskins) Pearson, the loving father of Karen (Pearson) Williams, David Pearson, Jeffrey Pearson, Brian Pearson and his wife Kim, and the devoted stepfather of Matthew Westergard and his wife Sarah. He also leaves behind 10...
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Bonney M. Durocher

March 31, 1952 - June 18, 2016

Bonney Durocher was chosen on Saturday, June 18, 2016 to take her place in the next life with the other family guardians who have gone on before. Among her charges she leaves her beloved grandson Isaiah Scott, who lived with her, her daughter Danielle Durocher and granddaughter Taylor Barker, of North Carolina. Also being watched over by her and known to them as "Pokey" are sisters Donna Perry...
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James P. Dunne

July 21, 1938 - June 18, 2016

James P. Dunne, 77, of North Granby, beloved husband for 48 years of Louise (Dubiel) Dunne, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by his family. Born in Hartford on July 21, 1938, son of the late George and Ellen (Morgan) Dunne, he was raised in Hartford and had lived in Avon and Bloomfield before building his home in North Granby 43 years ago. ...
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Johnson Winship

January 11, 1929 - June 17, 2016

Johnson "Johns" Winship, 87, a long-time resident of Simsbury, CT, passed away peacefully on June 17, at Seabury in Bloomfield, CT, where he had recently moved with his wife, Ann. Born January 11, 1929 in Plattsburgh, NY, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wilson Winship. Johns grew up in New Canaan, CT. He was a graduate of Westminster School in Simsbury and Cornell University, where he...
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Trevino Bryant Archer

March 31, 1995 - June 17, 2016

Trevino "TJ" Bryant Archer, Jr., 21, of Bloomfield, beloved son of Tiffany Walters and Trevino Archer, Sr., passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016. Born in Hartford on March 31, 1995, Trevino was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield and attended Bloomfield Public Schools. He enjoyed playing basketball but soccer was his passion. He played on the Bloomfield High School Warhawks Soccer Team and...
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William R. Corbett

March 28, 1931 - June 17, 2016

William R. Corbett, 85, of Wallingford and formerly of Avon, passed away Friday, June 17, 2016. Born in Hartford, son of the late Joseph and Irene (Eukers) Corbett, he was raised in Hartford and lived in Avon over 36 years moving to Wallingford three years ago. Bill served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He had been an elementary school teacher in Simsbury at the Latimer Lane School...
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Andre William Charbonneau

May 1, 1990 - June 17, 2016

André William Charbonneau, 26, of South Windsor, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, June 17, 2016. He was born on May 1, 1990 in Hartford, CT, beloved son of André K. and Sandra (Maguire) Charbonneau. A lifelong resident of South Windsor, André was a graduate of South Windsor High School with the Class of 2008, and went on to graduate from the Wentworth Institute of...
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Harold Raymond Archibald

April 24, 1926 - June 16, 2016

Harold Raymond Archibald, 90, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Thornton, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, West Indies on April 24, 1926, son of the late David and Benjamina (Blair) Archibald, he was raised in Jamaica and had lived in Hartford from the time he immigrated to the United States in 1949. Harold worked as a truck driver for many...
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Shirley Uricchio

March 21, 1927 - June 16, 2016

Shirley (LaValley) Uricchio, 89, formerly of Windsor, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 at St. Mary's Home in West Hartford. The daughter of the late Lawrence R. LaValley and Anna (Castle) LaValley, she was born on March 21, 1927, in Moira, New York. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph J. Uricchio, her parents, and her older sister Elizabeth (Betty) LaValley Ciammella. Shirley, Irish...
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Shirley Cain Peterson

June 22, 1926 - June 16, 2016

Shirley (Cain) Peterson, 89, of Avon, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016. Born and raised in Rockford, IL, daughter of the late Francis and Fern (McDougall) Cain, she graduated from Rider College, NJ. She lived in West Hartford, where she was active in Girl Scouting before moving to Avon and to the Gables in Farmington. She had been employed for many years as an administrative assistant for...
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Grace Denise Dooley

April 20, 1959 - June 16, 2016

Grace D. (Stone) Dooley, 57, of East Hartford, beloved wife of Ralph E. Dooley for 33 years, passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Thursday, June 16, 2016, surrounded by her family. Born in Jacksonville, FL, she was raised abroad and served in the US Navy for 8 years. She lived in Simsbury 15 years before moving to East Hartford over 1 year ago. She was a member of...
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Ralph B. Payton, Jr.

December 14, 1925 - June 16, 2016

Ralph B. Payton Jr., 90, of Avon, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016, peacefully at home. Ralph was a resident of Granby for 37 years before moving to Avon, CT 2 years ago. He was born and raised in Providence, R.I and a graduate of Hope High School. An Army veteran of World War II, Ralph served in the European Theater in Rhineland and Central Europe. Following the war, he graduated from...
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The Honorable Richard Mayer Rittenband

February 14, 1930 - June 16, 2016

The Honorable Richard Mayer Rittenband, Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court, died peacefully on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the age of 86, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 14, 1930 in Newark, NJ, son of the late Nathan and Miriam (Fischbein) Rittenband. Judge Rittenband grew up in Waterbury and was a graduate of Cheshire Academy. He...
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Autry Hallett

October 1, 1945 - June 15, 2016

Autry "Art" Hallett, 70, of Rockville, loving husband of 52 years to Suzan (Wallace) Hallett, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Houlton, Maine, the son of the late Afton and Opal (Hafford) Hallett, he grew up and lived in Houlton and Bangor, Maine before moving to Vernon fifty years ago. Prior to his retirement in 2000, Art was a...
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Irma Judith Schoen

March 11, 1928 - June 15, 2016

Irma Judith (Herrup) Schoen, 88, of Windsor, passed peacefully at the Hebrew Home and Hospital after a lengthy and courageous bout with pancreatic cancer on June 15, 2016. She was born in Hartford on March 11, 1928, the daughter of the late Leo and Elizabeth (Feinn) Herrup, and was predeceased by her husband, Gilbert Schoen, in 2001. Irma was a 1946 graduate of Hall High School, attended Green...
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Mildred L. Martin

February 19, 1936 - June 14, 2016

Mildred L. Martin, 80, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of Morris Martin, Sr., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Winnsboro, SC to the late James Allen Sr. and Mary (Rabb) Gadson, the oldest of nine siblings, she was raised in South Carolina and moved to Hartford before settling in Bloomfield over 40 years ago. Mildred was a member of First Cathedral in...
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