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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

Marion Cox Hughey

May 20, 1928 - May 1, 2016

Marion Cox Hughey, 87 of Cheshire, CT and formerly a long time resident of Vernon entered into heaven on May 1, 2016..She was a beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was born May 20, 1928 to Freeman and Martha Cox in Dorchester, MA. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert Hughey and their children; Sharon Hughey, Richard and wife Kathy Hughey, Lynda and...
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Henry V. Holcomb, Jr.

June 28, 1925 - April 30, 2016

Henry V. Holcomb, Jr., 90, of Granby, husband of the late Alma (Cummings) Holcomb, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Born in Granby to the late Henry Sr. and Hilda "Jennette" (Whipple) Holcomb, he has been a Granby resident all of his life. Henry owned and operated Granby Construction and H & M Septic as well as his own farms in Granby which he was awarded a trip around the...
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Michael W. Anacki

March 3, 1947 - April 30, 2016

Michael W. Anacki, 69, of Suffield and formerly of West Suffield, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born March 3, 1947 in Springfield, MA son of the late Walter and Frances (Smiegel) Anacki. Michael proudly served his country with the US Air Force during the Vietnam War as crew chief for the F101B Voodoo Jets at Griffiss AFB in Rome, NY and later for the F4 Phantom Jets...
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Rose Michelena LaVigne

April 15, 1935 - April 29, 2016

Rose Michelena (Russo) LaVigne, 81, of Canton, passed away Friday April 29, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hartford, daughter of Angela "Nellie" (Czerniak) Russo of Avon and the late John Russo, she was raised in Hartford; lived many years in East Hartford and Windsor before moving to Canton. Rose was a devoted mother, daughter and sister. Over the last several years of her illness...
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Helen Endrelunas

December 15, 1921 - April 29, 2016

Helen (Karanda) Endrelunas, 94, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Robert J. Endrelunas, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was born December 15, 1921 in Hartford to the late Michael and Marcella (Nenorte) Karanda. She grew up in Hartford and had graduated from Hartford Public High School. Upon graduation she started her first job as a...
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Nicholas Thurston

October 20, 1989 - April 28, 2016

Nicholas "Nick" Thurston, 26, of Louisville, KY and formerly of Tolland, beloved son of James and Bridget (Marouski) Thurston of Tolland, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Born in Hartford, he grew up and lived in Tolland before moving to Louisville, KY over three years ago. He was a graduate of Tolland High School, Class of 2007, and was a communicant of St. Matthew Church in Tolland. ...
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Richard J. Scully

March 29, 1929 - April 28, 2016

SCULLY. Richard J. Scully, 87, of Suffield beloved husband of Frances L. (Ambrosini) Scully passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born March 29, 1929 in Springfield, MA son of the late William and Bridget (Fitzgerald) Scully he grew up in Springfield, lived in Enfield before moving to Suffield in 1956. Before retiring he was employed with the Plumbers & Pipe...
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John Jozwik

September 12, 1918 - April 28, 2016

On April 28, 2016, the night of their 65th wedding anniversary, with his birds singing outside his window, John Jozwik went "home". He passed away peacefully in his bed, surrounded by his family . John was 97. Born in New Britain on September 12, 1918, son of the late Kazimierz and Katarzyna (Pest) Jozwik, he moved to Poland with his family as a young boy and returned to the United States in...
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Roger P. Mailhot

April 28, 1945 - April 28, 2016

Roger P. Mailhot, 71, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Mary Jane (Pelletier) Mailhot, died peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. Roger was born on April 28, 1945 in Granby, Quebec, Canada, son of the late Eugene and Dorelys (Bessette) Mailhot. He moved to Hartford, CT, at age 13 from Canada. Roger was married to the love of his life...
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Sumintra Goorahoo

April 11, 1926 - April 28, 2016

Sumintra Goorahoo, 90, of East Hartford, beloved wife of the late Greenwood Whitfield Goorahoo, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2016, surrounded by her family at her home. Born in Georgetown, Guyana on April 11, 1926, daughter of the late Bridgemohan and Sukhandia Adjodha, she was raised by her parents and her uncle and aunt, Jagmohan and Bhagwandia Singh. Sumintra had lived in...
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Aline Pruneau

June 25, 1948 - April 27, 2016

Aline B. Pruneau, age 67, South Windsor, CT, passed away on April 27, 2016 with family by her side after a long struggle with frontotemporal dementia. Aline was born June 25, 1948 in Green River, New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of Ronald and Melina (Ringuette) Berube. After moving to Hartford, CT in 1961 she soon met the love of her life, Andre Pruneau. They spent 50 married years together...
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Mamie E. Payer

September 27, 1926 - April 27, 2016

Mamie Elaine (Brice) Payer, 89, of Manchester, formerly of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Joseph Payer, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Manchester Manor. She was born September 27, 1926 in Atlanta, GA to the late Charles and Hattie (Henry) Brice. She had lived in South Windsor for over 40 years before moving to Manchester. She was a loving and devoted wife who...
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Ronald E. Leathers

March 16, 1932 - April 26, 2016

Ronald E. Leathers, of Avon, passed away on April 26, 2016, after a long battle with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, surrounded by his beloved fiancée and his loving children. Ron was born on March 16, 1932, in Orrington, ME, the oldest of four children, to Elmore and Jessie (Leahy) Leathers. He is survived by his fiancée Mary MacDonald, his siblings (Paul Leathers, Sandra Thomas,...
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Dora E. DeCasperis

April 11, 1930 - April 26, 2016

Dora E. (Fantauzzi) DeCasperis, 86, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Anthony DeCasperis, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on April 11, 1930 in Troy, NY, daughter of the late Damiano and Maria (Vellucci) Fantauzzi. Dora grew up in Mechanicville, NY. She was married to Anthony DeCasperis in 1954 and together they settled in...
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Linda Ann Adamcewicz

January 26, 1942 - April 25, 2016

Linda Ann (Barbrick) Adamcewicz, 74, lifelong resident of East Hartford and beloved wife of the late John Adamcewicz died peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 26, 1942 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Wesley and Lucienne (Dube) Barbrick. Linda was a graduate of East Hartford High School with the Class of 1961. She...
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Dolores I. Riker

December 7, 1936 - April 25, 2016

Dolores I. (Urgo) Riker, 79, of East Windsor, wife of the late David A. Riker, passed away, Monday, April 25, 2016. Born in Hartford daughter of the late Joseph Urgo and Catherine (DeVito) Crossley she was raised in Bloomfield and lived in West Hartford for over 40 years moving to East Windsor in 2009. She was the President and Founder of The Touch of Love for Pediatric AIDS and had been...
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Ethel Cheeseman Williams

October 20, 1943 - April 25, 2016

Ethel (Cheeseman) Williams, 72, of Vernon, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Rockville General Hospital with her family at her side. Born in Alburgh, VT, the daughter of the late Herbert and Theresa (Boutah) Cheeseman, she has lived in Vernon for over 50 years. Ethel was a home health aide in the area for several years. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends, going to...
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Allison Lauren Doyle

January 18, 2003 - April 24, 2016

Allison "Ally" Lauren Doyle, 13, of Canton, died Sunday, April 24, 2016 due to a tragic accident. Beloved daughter of Michael and Angie (Aparicio) Doyle, she was born in Hartford and lived most of her life in Canton. Ally was in the 7th grade at Canton Middle School where she was a straight A+ student and field hockey player. A competitive gymnast since she was very young, Ally is a 2015...
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Herbert Diennor

April 13, 1929 - April 24, 2016

Herbert Diennor, 87, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Manchester Manor after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on April 13, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Samuel and Jean (Kaufman) Diennor. He grew up in New York and worked for the 92nd Street NY for over 10 years. He served our country during the Korean War with the U.S. Army. Upon returning...
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Mary H. Chiles

January 23, 1927 - April 24, 2016

Mary Hontine Cruse Chiles 89, of Suffield, CT passed away on April 24, 2016 with her family at her bedside. The daughter of the late John and Doris Gantz Cruse, she was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on January 23, 1927. A devoted Christian she was baptized and attended St Peter's Episcopal Church. As an adult, her calling as a missionary sent her to foreign countries such as China and...
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Dolores B. Arute

June 25, 1929 - April 23, 2016

Dolores B. Arute, 86, of Avon, beloved wife of the late James J. Arute, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at John Dempsey Hospital. Born in Hartford to the late Victor and Elizabeth (Miller) Brynga, she was a member of the Church of St. Ann in Avon and has been an Avon resident for over 60 years. Dolores was very active in Avon serving on the Board of Education and the Town...
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Carita Rozie

August 11, 1953 - April 23, 2016

ROZIE. Carita Therese Rozie passed away peacefully at her home in East Hartford, April 23, 2016. She is predeceased by her mother Margaret Lee Rozie and by her father Edward R. Rozie, Sr. Born August 11, 1953 she graduated from Weaver High School, and the University of Hartford soon after with a B.A. in communication arts. She spent her adult life working in the field of Aero Space as a...
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Esther Swain Rieder

February 15, 1932 - April 23, 2016

Esther (Swain) Rieder, 84, of Tolland, wife of the late Daniel J. Rieder, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Rockville General Hospital. Born in Manchester, the daughter of the late Harold and Olive (Plummer) Swain, she grew up and lived in Rockville before moving to Tolland 58 years ago. Prior to her retirement in 1994, Esther was employed as a postal clerk by the U. S. ...
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Michael P. Litwinka, Jr.

August 18, 1944 - April 23, 2016

Michael P. Litwinka, Jr., 71, of Manchester, CT. and The Villages, FL., passed away at home on April, 23, 2016 with family members at his side after a too brief battle with lung cancer. He was the beloved husband for 48 years of Carolee (Herting) Litwinka. Mike was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on August 18, 1944 to the late Michael P Litwinka, Sr. and Margaret (Bittinson) Litwinka and grew up in...
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Urmila Rani Nagrath

December 25, 1919 - April 23, 2016

Urmila Rani Nagrath, 96, of West Hartford, beloved wife of the late Shanti Prakash Nagrath, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in West Hartford. Born in Ludhiana, Punjab, India on December 25, 1919, daughter of the late Brig Lal and Vidya Sabberwal, she had lived in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, before moving to West Hartford in 1983 to be closer to her family. Urmila will be...
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Kathleen Spring

August 11, 1950 - April 21, 2016

Kathleen (Werth) Spring, 65, of Granby, beloved wife for 46 years of Donald Powers Spring, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 21, 2016 surrounded by her family at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on August 11, 1950, daughter of the late Leo John and Hazel (Whitcom) Werth, she was raised in North Granby and lived with her family above the North Granby General Store which her parents...
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Bertha Lee Griffin

August 1, 1942 - April 21, 2016

Bertha Lee (Knox) Griffin, 73, of East Hartford, beloved wife of the late Levaniel Griffin, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2016. She was born August 1, 1942 in Bessemer, Alabama to the late Austin and Janey Lucille (King) Knox. A resident of Windsor for thirty-two years, she had moved to East Hartford in 2006. For many years, Bertha had worked at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford and then...
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Virginia G. Wallace

April 29, 1925 - April 21, 2016

WALLACE. Virginia Gail Wallace, 90, of Windsor, entered into her eternal rest on Thursday, April 21, 2016 with her loving family at her side. She was born April 29, 1925 in Patten, ME daughter of the late Howard and Gertrude (Hayes) Stubbs. She was predeceased by her husband, the late Robert J. Wallace, her son, James R. Wallace; her daughters, Nancy Loomis, Shirley, Rosemary and Judith Wallace...
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Geraldine B. Cyr

May 4, 1942 - April 21, 2016

CYR. Geraldine (Boucher) Cyr, 73, of East Granby, beloved wife of Gerald H. Cyr passed away at her home Thursday, April 21, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Born May 4, 1942 in Quebec, Canada daughter of the late Liguori and Maria (Lavoie) Boucher she had lived in East Granby for the past 51 years. Geraldine was employed by CBS Manufacturing before retiring, she was a parishioner of St....
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Gertrude E. Cort

March 23, 1921 - April 20, 2016

Gertrude Elizabeth Cort (Nee Jonas), fondly known as "Gertie," was born on March 23, 1921 to the late Robert and Etheline Jonas. On April 20, 2016, after a long, fulfilling and prosperous life, she heard her Lord and Master's voice and she responded. Gertrude was born in Guyana, South America in Gibraltar on the Corentyne Coast of Berbice. She was one of seven children: Charles, Rickford,...
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Rose Norrie

January 1, 1931 - April 20, 2016

Rose Norrie, 85, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Lester H. Norrie, Sr., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Rose was born January 1, 1931 in Hartford to the late Salvatore and Anna (Cangelosi) DiMartino. Rose held many occupations in her long life, her most beloved one as Mother. She devotedly cared for a large family on a modest...
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Joyce Hany

July 24, 1937 - April 20, 2016

Joyce King Hany, 78, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on April 20, 2016. After a long courageous battle with leukemia, she went home to be with her Lord and Savior. Joyce was born July 24, 1937, in Hartford, CT. She was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Sherlock) King of Manchester. Joyce had lived in Ellington for many years before moving to...
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Meyer Malkin O.D.

February 3, 1918 - April 20, 2016

Dr. Meyer Malkin, O.D., 98, of Rockville, died peacefully at his home on his 64th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. He was the beloved husband of 64 years to Mildred "Milly" (Cutler) Malkin. He was born on February 3, 1918, in Waterbury to Morris and Rose (Yavetz) Malkin. "Mike", as he was known, was a graduate of Crosby High School. He served in the Army Air Corps, Medical...
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Joan Beverly Cashman

December 18, 1930 - April 19, 2016

Joan Beverly (O'Connell) Cashman, 85, of West Simsbury, beloved wife for 37 years of the late John F. Cashman, Sr., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in Avon. Born in Hartford on December 18, 1930, daughter of the late Gerald F. and Frances (Creedon) O'Connell, she had spent her entire life in Hartford before moving to West Simsbury 25 years ago. While living in Hartford, Joan...
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Earl E. Rozman

September 21, 1935 - April 19, 2016

Earl Rozman, of Windsor, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. He was the beloved Husband for 37 years of Irene (Blaszko) Rozman and a wonderful father to his daughter Janice who will miss him dearly. Born in Windsor to the late Stefania (Milnicki) and William Rozman, he was a lifelong resident of Windsor and a parishioner of Saint Gertrude Church. A natural athlete skilled in many sports, Earl...
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Alvin B. Waite, Jr.

April 6, 1948 - April 18, 2016

WAITE. Alvin Berresford Waite, Jr., husband of Wanda (Harrison) Waite, Alvin peacefully went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 18, 2016. Alvin was born in Hartford on April 6, 1948, son of the late Alvin Berresford Waite, Sr. and the late Verger M. (Tinsley) Waite. He was raised in Hartford and lived in Bloomfield for over 20 years. Alvin served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam...
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Michael Henry Kissel

July 14, 1964 - April 18, 2016

KISSEL. Michael H. Kissel, 51, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 18, 2016 at his home in Windsor, CT. He was born July 14, 1964 in Worcester, MA to John and Ann Marie (Cassidy) Kissel of South Windsor, CT. He graduated Suma Cum Laude and earned his Associate's Degree from Greater Hartford Community College in Hartford, CT. Following his graduation, he was employed as a paramedic for the...
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Christina M. Claffey

May 9, 1943 - April 18, 2016

Christina M (Zaiko) Claffey, 72, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Joseph R. Claffey Sr., died peacefully on Monday, April 18, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by her family. Christina was born on May 9, 1943 in New Britain, CT, daughter of the late Edward and Pauline (Maciora) Zaiko. She was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in New Britain and went on to obtain a B.S. in...
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David M. Edwards

September 7, 1953 - April 18, 2016

David M. Edwards, 62, of Windsor, beloved husband of Donnette Williams, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 18, 2016 at his home. Born in New London to the late Leonard and Lillian (Bates) Edwards, he lived most of his life in Hartford and has been a resident of Windsor for the past year. David was a member of the Holy Trinity Church/Latter Rain Fellowship in Hartford and enjoyed billiards,...
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Harold O. Shapiro, M.D.

February 19, 1937 - April 18, 2016

Harold O. Shapiro, M.D., 79, of Vernon, loving husband of over 55 years to Ellen (Marmer) Shapiro (aka Dr. Ellen Marmer), passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Vernon Manor with his family at his side. Born in Minneapolis, MN, the son of the late Barney and Sadie (Fremland) Shapiro, he grew up in Minnesota and lived in New York before moving to Vernon over 46 years ago. Harold completed his...
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Rose Anne Wolk

October 3, 1928 - April 17, 2016

Rose Anne Wolk of East Windsor, Connecticut died at home on April 17, 2016. Rose Anne was born in Rockville, Connecticut on October 3, 1928 and grew up in East Windsor. She is predeceased by her parents, Leon Wolk, Sr. and Elizabeth Wolk, her sister, Anne Wolk Steitz, and her brother, Leon Wolk, Jr. She is survived by Anne's two daughters: Diane Elizabeth Steitz of Chicago, Illinois; and...
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Patricia Katherine Boersma

May 27, 1941 - April 16, 2016

Patricia Katherine Boersma, 74, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, April 16, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Pat was born May 27, 1941 in Sheboygan, WI to the late Dr. John and Beatrice Boersma. She was a graduate of East High School in Green Bay, WI and Northwestern University where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She...
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Ernest J. Bleau

April 23, 1937 - April 15, 2016

Ernest "Ernie" J. Bleau, Jr., 78, of Avon, CT and Rome, ME, beloved husband to Kay (Brock) Bleau for 49 years, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016. He was born and raised in New Britain, CT son of the late Ernest and Anna (Mullin) Bleau and was active in the YMCA. He graduated from New Britain High School where he was a member of the Marching and Dance Bands. He attended Cheshire Academy, St....
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Bruce E. Willard

March 1, 1939 - April 14, 2016

Bruce E. Willard, 77, of Vernon and formerly of South Windsor and East Hartford, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Hartford Hospital with his family at his side. Born in Leominster, MA, the son of the late Everett and Beulah (Saunders) Willard, he grew up in East Hartford and lived in South Windsor before moving to Vernon fifteen years ago. He was a graduate of East Hartford High...
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George Kasperan, Jr.

October 14, 1949 - April 14, 2016

George Kasperan, Jr., 66, of Tolland, loving husband of 47 years to Theresa (Ulrich) Kasperan, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Rockville General Hospital. Born in Shenandoah, PA, the son of the late George and Elizabeth (Hyland) Kasperan, he grew up in Vernon and lived in Enfield before moving to Tolland 26 years ago. He was a graduate of Rockville High School, Class of 1968. Prior...
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Lorenzo Nathan, Jr.

July 15, 1924 - April 13, 2016

Lorenzo Nathan, Jr., 91, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of over 50 years of Audrey (Kennedy) Nathan, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Born in Mobile, AL to the late Lorenzo, Sr. and Luella (Gayles) Nathan, he was a Bloomfield resident since 1977. Lorenzo served his country proudly with the US Army for over 33 years through WWII, Korea and Vietnam retiring as Sergeant Major in...
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Margaret Poirier Couture

February 14, 1934 - April 13, 2016

Margaret (Poirier) Couture, 82, of Tolland, loving wife of over 37 years to Joseph Couture, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 with her family at her side. Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Aldona (Cormier) Poirier, she grew up in Canada and lived in Barre, VT and Hartford, CT before moving to Tolland 16 years ago. Prior to her...
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Chandubhai G. Parekh

November 20, 1928 - April 12, 2016

Dr. Chandubhai Parekh, 87 years old, of Montville CT, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016. He was born in Adas, India in 1928 to the late Girdarbhai Parekh and Parvati Parekh. He attended Sarda High School in Anand, Gujarat and medical school at M. S. University in Baroda, Gujarat. After his marriage to Kusum Mistry in 1955, he moved to Uganda, Africa where he raised his family and started a medical...
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Corey Andre Dawson

December 3, 1991 - April 11, 2016

Corey Andre Dawson, 24, of Windsor, beloved son of Colleen Deacon and father of CJ and Zion, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016 in Waterbury. Born in New York, NY on December 3, 1991, he moved from Queens, NY to Kingston, Jamaica with his mother when he was one and returned to the US when he was three living in East Granby and Spring, TX before moving to Windsor in 1998. Corey attended...
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Thomas P. Malone

June 6, 1948 - April 11, 2016

Thomas P. Malone, 67, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of Jean (Blazis) Malone, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford to Gaetana (Maimone) Malone and the late Ferdinand Malone, he was raised in Bloomfield and has been a Windsor Locks resident for over 30 years. Thomas served his country proudly with the US Army during the Vietnam War and was a...
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Carmon J. Christensen

October 2, 1924 - April 11, 2016

Carmon J. "Chris" Christensen, 91, beloved husband of the late Lena (Longo) Christensen of South Windsor, died peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Hartford, CT on October 2, 1924, son of the late Jens and Alvilde (Dahl) Christensen; he had lived in South Windsor since 1978. Chris served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII with the 127th...
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Josephine Griffen

July 11, 1922 - April 11, 2016

Josephine (Sperini) Griffen, 93, of South Windsor, wife of the late Raymond Griffen, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2016. She was a long time resident of Ellington and member of St Joseph's Church before moving to South Windsor. She was the oldest daughter of the late Angelo and Albina Sperini, and stepdaughter to the late Anthony Rubino. She was proud to be a Navy wife while...
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Albert R. Nilsson

June 13, 1945 - April 9, 2016

Albert R. Nilsson, 70, of Windsor, beloved husband of Betty Jane (Pryhoda) Nilsson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Born in New London, CT to the late Algot and Ruth (Daniels) Nilsson, he was raised in Clinton, MA and graduated from Clinton High School. During high school, Albie, as he was known, began working at First National Supermarkets stocking shelves. Following high...
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Emeriah Morgan

November 19, 1928 - April 9, 2016

Emeriah W. Morgan, 87, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Joseph Alexander Morgan, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Bloomfield. Born in Chesterfield, St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies on November 19, 1928, daughter of the late Clifford and Marta (Brooks) Wellesley, she had lived in Kingston, Jamaica for many years before immigrating to Hartford in 1968. After moving to...
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Roland Cicero Andrews

November 15, 1938 - April 9, 2016

Roland Cicero Andrews, 77, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of the late Millicent (Wilkens) Andrews, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 10, 2016 in Bloomfield. Born in Hartford on November 15, 1938, son of the late Ernest and Ida (Cicero) Andrews, he was raised in Hartford and had lived in Bloomfield for over 45 years. After high school, Roland served in the U.S. Navy until his honorable...
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Eddie Gene Adgers, Sr.

March 27, 1961 - April 8, 2016

Our beloved Peanut, 55, of East Hartford, CT, husband of 27 years to Lorri A. Adgers, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 8, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He entered the world on March 27, 1961 in Hartford and is the son of Sarah B. Adger and the late James Mitchell. Peanut graduated from East Hartford Public High School in 1979 and went on to attend CIT Engineering Technical School...
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Joseph Lindor Dagenais

January 1, 1949 - April 8, 2016

Joseph Lindor "Joe" Dagenais, 67, of Little River, SC, and formerly of Broad Brook and Vernon, CT, passed away on Friday, April 8th, 2016 at his home in Little River, SC after a brief battle with cancer. Joe was born in Hartford, on January 1, 1949, the son of the late Joe and Marie Dagenais. He graduated from Hartford Public High School in 1967 and then served in Vietnam for the US Army. Upon...
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Rosalind Marie Sailor

May 24, 1946 - April 7, 2016

Rosalind Marie Sailor, 69, of Hartford, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, peacefully entered eternal rest on April 7, 2016 while surrounded by her family. Daughter of the late William Sailor, Jr. and Jean Thomas, Roz was born in Hartford on May 24, 1946 and graduated from Weaver High School. During the sixties, Roz worked for various companies including Aetna Life Insurance...
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Ruby Virginia Tate

March 22, 1927 - April 7, 2016

Ruby Virginia Tate passed away on April 7, 2016, from complications caused by Dementia. Affectionately referred to as "Ruby Duby" and "Ruby Tuesday", Ruby was born to Benjamin Lee Tate and Survilor Cade-Tate in Orlando, FL, on March 22, 1927. She was called home peacefully with all of her children and grandchildren surrounding her. Six children, Winston, John, Darlene, Cathy, Gloria, Kevin, and...
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Russell Dinallo

April 7, 2016

Russell Dinallo, 90, of Southbury and Windsor, died peacefully, Thursday, April 7, 2016. Born in Bloomfield, one of eight children to Andrew and Mary (Yanette) Dinallo. He was raised and attended schools in Windsor and served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II. Russell married Alice Markesich in 1951 and lived in Windsor most of his life where they raised their family. He worked in the family...
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Aldo S. Morelli, Jr.

July 14, 1943 - April 7, 2016

MORELLI. Aldo S. Morelli, Jr., of West Granby, beloved husband of Karen (Ling) Morelli passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Meadow Brook of Granby after a long illness. He was born July 14, 1943 in Hartford son of the late Aldo S. Morelli, Sr. and Dora (Gherlone) Morelli. He grew up in Avon before getting married and moving to West Granby where he built their home over 40 years ago. Aldo...
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David Winston Sequoia Haughton

July 24, 1983 - April 7, 2016

David Winston Sequoia Haughton, 32, of Hartford, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 7, 2016. He was born in New Haven to Winston Haughton and Charlyn Austin Haughton. David grew up in both Bloomfield and New Haven having attended Bloomfield High School and Hill House High School. During his late teens through early twenties David did extensive work as a bouncer for various clubs, parties,...
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James F. Meister

November 26, 1929 - April 7, 2016

James F. Meister ("Jim"), 86, of South Windsor, CT passed away peacefully on April 7, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of the late Clare (Engelbert) Meister for 61 years and is survived by his three children Karen Meister and her partner Melinda Pierce of Tolland, CT, James F. Meister, Jr and his wife Christine of Kildeer, IL and...
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Samuel F. Carroll

July 31, 1920 - April 6, 2016

Samuel F. Carroll, 95, of Bloomfield, affectionately known as "Pop-Pop", passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. He resided in Hartford and Bloomfield for over 50 years with his beloved late wife of 65 years, Flossie E. (Singleton) Carroll. He was born July 31, 1920, in Philadelphia, PA, son of Samuel Carroll and Pearl (Hollis) Carroll. He attended schools in Philadelphia and moved to...
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Jens B. Miller

January 5, 1934 - April 5, 2016

Jens B. Miller, 82, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 05, 2016. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark son of the late Willy and Ingrid (Barfod) Miller, he emigrated to the United States in 1946 and has been a resident of the Hartford/West Hartford area for over 60 years. After attending Carthage College, Jens transferred to UCONN where he earned his Bachelor's degree in 1957; but...
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Frank Owens Turner, Jr.

April 5, 2016

Frank Owens Turner, Jr., 73 of Hartford and formerly of South Windsor, beloved husband of Christine, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Frank was born and raised in Hartford, son of the late Nannie King Turner and Frank Turner Sr. Frank retired from the U. S. Postal Service 1991. He was an entrepreneur who started two successful businesses in the Hartford and Bloomfield areas, Taxperts and...
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William Albert Wollschlager

August 13, 1927 - April 5, 2016

William Albert Wollschlager, 88, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Lillian (Payer) Wollschlager, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at home, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on August 13, 1927 in Hartford, CT, son of the late Albert F. and Mary (Smith) Wollschlager. William served our country during WWII with the U.S. Army. He was...
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Shirley C. Russo

May 13, 1937 - April 5, 2016

RUSSO. Shirley Czyz Russo, 78, of Enfield, beloved sister, aunt and friend passed away April 5, 2016 at her home. Shirley lived in Connecticut her entire life and was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Waicunas. Shirley was an avid bowler and animal lover. Left to cherish her memory is her sister, Nancy Phillips of Tolland; her nieces and their families, Tara Spielman and her husband Ron of...
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Rita L. Hyman

February 13, 1932 - April 5, 2016

Rita L. (Wolozin) Hyman, 84, of West Hartford, formerly of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late David B. Hyman, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Hebrew Home in W. Hartford, surrounded by her family. She was born on February 13, 1932 in Waterbury, CT, daughter of the late Samuel and Anna (Klubskaya) Wolozin. Rita began her career as a librarian at the Wood Library in 1963 and...
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Graciela Avila Reyes Vda. De Avila

June 1, 1919 - April 4, 2016

Graciela nació en el Distrito de Miraflores, Provincia y Departamento de Lima-PERÚ un 1ro. de Junio de 1919. Hija primogénita de Don Florencio Avila Paredes y de Doña Celia Reyes Alva. Fue la mayor de 4 hermanos: Ciriana Celia, Isabel Everida y Francisco. Desde muy temprana edad Graciela asumió grandes responsabilidades en su familia debido principalmente a que...
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Melissa Joy Molin

September 25, 1994 - April 4, 2016

Melissa Joy Molin, 21, of West Hartford, beloved daughter of Allen and Laura (Willenbrock) Molin, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 4, 2016, as the result of an automobile accident in Sutton, NH. Born in Hartford, she was raised in West Hartford and graduated from Hall High School, Class of 2012, where she played soccer. Melissa also loved the summers she spent with her extended lake...
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Mary Denick Wallbillich

June 15, 1928 - April 4, 2016

Mary (Denick) Wallbillich, 87, of Vernon, beloved wife of 63 years to Andrew Wallbillich, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Rockville General Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Syracuse, NY, the daughter of the late Clayton and Anna (Schmidt) Denick, she grew up and lived in Liverpool, NY, Syracuse, NY and Ellington before moving to Vernon over 53 years ago. She was...
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Michael A. Pietraroia, Sr.

July 1, 1933 - April 3, 2016

Michael A. Pietraroia, Sr., 82, of Windsor, beloved husband of Beverly (Brooks) Pietraroia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at his home. Born in Hartford to the late John Pietraroia and Maria (Orsini, Pietraroia) Zebedeo, he has been a Windsor resident all of his life and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Windsor and served with the Windsor Volunteer Fire Dept....
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Benedicta G. Sanchez

July 24, 1935 - April 2, 2016

Benedicta "Benny" G. Sanchez was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on July 24, 1935. Benny entered Heaven's gates on April 2, 2016. Benny is survived by her husband and companion of nearly 50 years, Jose Rodriguez; two daughters, Zaida Hernandez and Zoraida and her husband Victor Sanchez; five grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and her first great great-granddaughter. Her family will...
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Shaun Chaleunphone

January 28, 1963 - April 2, 2016

Shaun "Soutsavath" Chaleunphone, 53, of East Windsor, beloved husband of Nitchathone (Souriyamath) Chaleunphone, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at his home. Born in Laos to the late Bounleut and Khamphou (Bouavong) Chaleunphone, he migrated to the US with his family in 1977 and has been an East Windsor resident for over 33 years. Shaun was a member of the Wat Lao Temple in...
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Robert L. Fleeting, Sr.

March 27, 1946 - April 1, 2016

Robert L. Fleeting, Sr., 70, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of Theresa Fleeting, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 while at Hartford Hospital. Born in Luverne, Alabama on March 27, 1946, Robert was a son of the late Jake and Annie May Fleeting. He was the owner and proprietor of Fleeting and Sons Construction, LLC and attended Restoration Church of Worship in Hartford. Robert was a quiet and...
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Virginia B. Cormier

June 6, 1937 - April 1, 2016

Virginia B. Cormier, 78, of Windsor, beloved wife for almost 52 years of Raymond Cormier, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 1, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford to the late Lorec and Helen (Porgorzelski) Bogun, she has been a Windsor resident for over 30 years. Virginia was a avid sports fan, she loved UCONN and the Boston Red Sox, but her favorite was watching her grandchildren...
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David Carl Menaker

November 28, 1939 - April 1, 2016

David Carl Menaker of Enfield, beloved husband of Judith Menaker for 52 years, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2016 at the age of 76, at Saint Francis Hospital, while surrounded by his loving family. In addition to his wife, David is survived by his three children and their families: Craig and Jennifer Menaker and their children, Kevin, Jason, Katelynn, and Kyle of Enfield; Deborah and Peter...
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Charles A. Dew

December 14, 1943 - March 30, 2016

Charles A. Dew, 72, of Avon, beloved husband of Dorothy "Dee Dee" (Addis) Dew, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, following a valiant fight with brain cancer. Born in Waterbury to the late Arthur Dew, he served his country proudly in the US Navy before going on to earn his bachelor's degree from Central Connecticut State University. Charlie was a resident of Avon for 43 years...
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Kurt F. Wagner

March 15, 1962 - March 29, 2016

Kurt F. Wagner, 54, of Granby, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at his home. He was born March 15, 1962 in Hartford to the late Arno G. and Lisa (Fiel) Wagner. A graduate of Granby High School, Kurt was a printing press operator, most recently with Federal Direct. He was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan, a collector of sports and military memorabilia, vinyl records, old toys and photos of cars...
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Serena Montez Larry

August 7, 1946 - March 29, 2016

After a protracted battle with cancer, Serena Montez (Armstrong) Larry departed this earth surrounded by her loved ones on March 29, 2016 in Vernon, CT. She leaves behind her daughter, Monica Larry and her son, Tyrone Larry Jr. She also leaves her beloved dogs Scooter, Madison and Diamond. Serena Montez was born on August 7, 1946 in Elbert, West Virginia to father Ballard Armstrong Sr. and...
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Robert Quinn

April 16, 1941 - March 29, 2016

Robert "Bob" Quinn, 74, of North Granby set sail for the open seas from Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford on Tuesday, March 29, with his family by his side. Bob was born on April 16, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY, the youngest child of George and Mary (Knudsen) Quinn. As a boy, he was a loving brother and son and a devoted altar server. He especially enjoyed spending time at the beach. His love of the...
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Christopher Anthony Rhule

July 20, 1956 - March 28, 2016

Christopher Anthony Rhule, 59, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 28, 2016 in Bloomfield, CT. Born in Kingston, Jamaica on July 20, 1956, son of Evelyn (Sewell) Rhule and the late Caiden Rhule, he migrated to New York City with his family in 1976. He enlisted in the Army Reserves but was never called to active duty. He was free-spirited; loved traveling, music and soccer; and...
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Alice V. Jobson

August 3, 1925 - March 27, 2016

Alice V. Jobson, of West Simsbury, wife of Richard S. Jobson, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at her home. She was born in Hartford to the late Michael and Agnes Verbonick and graduated from Bulkeley High School. She had many fond memories of growing up in Hartford, especially Saturday night dances and working at Hueblein Distillery. Alice was a resident of Simsbury for nearly 60...
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Elsa Elizabeth Aberle Hoffman

July 28, 1927 - March 26, 2016

Elsa Elizabeth Aberle Hoffman, 88, of Ellington, beloved wife of Edwin Hoffman for 68 years peacefully passed away Saturday March 26, 2016. Elsa was born on July 28, 1927, the daughter of the late Henry and Louise Bär Aberle. She was predeceased by seven of her siblings and is survived by two sisters Louise Fehr of Illinois and Martha Luginbuhl of Ellington. She was a loving mother to her...
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Theodoria Groves

May 30, 1935 - March 25, 2016

Theodoria Groves, 80, of Bloomfield, made her transition to be with the Lord on Friday (March 25, 2016) at Saint Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born in Selma, AL on May 30, 1935, Dora was the daughter of the late Rebecca Carey and Lloyd Lightning. She worked for DST Output, retiring in 2000. Dora will always be remembered for her love of crafts. She enjoyed traveling with family and friends, and had...
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Hazel Yvonne Brown

March 9, 1941 - March 24, 2016

Hazel Yvonne (Sterling) Brown was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Born in Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies on March 9, 1941, Hazel was the first born child of Audley and Adassa Sterling. Hazel immigrated to the United States in 1981 and lived in Hartford for past 40 years. While in the United States, she worked as a Certified Nurse's Aide at Kimberly Hall, VNA...
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Shirley J. Thornton

October 30, 1935 - March 24, 2016

THORNTON. Shirley J. Thornton, 80, of Bloomfield, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born October 30, 1935 in Hartford daughter of the late Roger and Emily (Taylor) Thornton. Shirley was employed by CIGNA for over 35 years before retiring. She attended Metropolitan Community Church, Hartford, she was an avid reader and a big fan of the...
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Frederick C. Burgess

January 24, 1930 - March 24, 2016

Frederick "Rick" C. Burgess, 86, of Vernon, beloved husband of 66 years to Donna (Vosbury) Burgess, passed away on March 24, 2016 while at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain. Rick was born in Johnson City, NY on January 24, 1930 to the late Ralph and Helen (Scudder) Burgess. He served in the U.S. Army as a MP in Germany and Austria. He was a graduate of Harpur College in Endicott, NY...
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Weronika Burchert

August 6, 1928 - March 23, 2016

Weronika (Kulaga) Burchert, 87, of Wethersfield, beloved wife for 50 years of the late Mieczyslaw Burchert, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at her home. Born in Poland on August 6, 1928, daughter of the late Wojciek and Karolina (Morawska) Kulaga, she was raised in Poland and had lived in England before immigrating to the United States and settling in Hartford in 1951. ...
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William Leonard Sole

December 27, 1925 - March 23, 2016

William L. Sole, 90 of Ellington, CT passed away March 23, 2016 at Woodlake at Tolland.He was born in December 1925 in Hartford, CT to Frederick William Leonard and Katie Prior Sole. He is survived by Reiko, his wife of over 59 years, and their four children, Katherine, Thomas, Mary and James. He is also survived by a son, Eugene, from his first marriage, his brother, George of San Jose, CA and...
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Jan R. Kania

January 27, 1960 - March 23, 2016

Jan R. Kania, 56, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford to Helen (Kolbo) Kania and the late Chester Kania, he graduated from Bulkeley High School and has been a Hartford resident all of his life. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Augustine's Church, St. Luke's Church and SS. Cyril & Methodius Church...
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Sharon Kay Estey

December 25, 1936 - March 22, 2016

Sharon Kay (Watson) Estey, 79, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Lloyd L. Estey Jr., died peacefully on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. She was born on December 25, 1936 in East Windsor, daughter of the late George and Minnie (White) Watson. She grew up in East Windsor and attended East Windsor public schools. Sharon was married to Lloyd L. Estey, Jr. on February 2, 1957...
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Say Phothiraj

October 2, 1938 - March 22, 2016

Say Phothiraj, 77, of New Britain, beloved husband of Sengdevane (Detoudom) Phothiraj, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2015 in New Britain. He was born October 2, 1938 in Laos to the late Soun and Keo Phothiraj. Say served our country honorably during the Vietnam War as a member of the US Secret Army SGU in Laos. In addition to his wife he is survived by his sons, Kesone, Nonthasinh, Anoloth,...
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Frederick E. Bednaz, Jr.

August 22, 1955 - March 21, 2016

BEDNAZ. Frederick Edward Bednaz, Jr., 60, of Suffield, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 21, 2016 at his home. Born August 22, 1955 in Hartford son of Yolanda (Petrone) Bednaz and the late Fred E. Bednaz he lived in Suffield most of his life, he had lived in East Granby for a time as well. Fred was a member of Sacred Heart Church and was an usher at the 9:30 Mass on Sunday's . In the...
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William E. Morris

November 9, 1947 - March 21, 2016

William E. Morris, 68, of Windsor, beloved husband of Cheryl Jackson-Morris, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 21, 2016 at his home. He was born November 9, 1947 in Hartford to the late Caleb J. and Lillian (Stewart) Morris. A resident of Windsor for the past 25 years, Billy was loving father who cherished the time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and the summer family ...
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Peter S. Avery

July 13, 1931 - March 20, 2016

Peter S. Avery, 84, of Granby, beloved husband of Joan (Bourgeois) Avery, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford to the late Paul and Carolyn (Colton) Avery, he lived in Granby most of his life and was a member of the Westfield Evangelical Free Church. Peter served his country proudly with the US Army during the Korean War. He was a 1949...
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Constance Lyford Colt

July 15, 1949 - March 19, 2016

Constance Lyford Colt, 66, of Avon, died Sunday, March 20, 2016. Daughter of the late John Blackman Colt and Julia Lee Lyford Colt, she was born in Philadelphia, PA, grew up in Norfolk, and resided in Avon for over 25 years. She graduated from The MacDuffie School for Girls, University of Connecticut, and Katharine Gibbs. Connie spent 25 years as a commercial insurance broker and was one of the...
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Maurice M. Meader

January 2, 1919 - March 19, 2016

Maurice D. Meader, 98, of Avon, beloved husband of Valerie (Backowski) Costello Meader, passed peacefully to Heaven, Saturday, March 19, 2016, surrounded by his family. Born in Meaderboro, NH, a town founded by his family, he was the son of the late Dana W. and Ethel (Marshall) Meader. He was raised there and graduated from the University of New Hampshire. He served in the US Navy during W.W. II...
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Elsie Carlson

March 12, 1936 - March 19, 2016

Elsie H. (Hierholcer) Carlson, 80, of Windsor Locks, beloved wife of the late John Carlson, died peacefully on Saturday, March 19, 2016. She was born on March 12, 1936 in New Bedford, MA, daughter of the late William and Helena (Markowski) Hierholcer. She was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School with the Class of 1954. She worked in the Aerospace Electronics Industry for United...
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