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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

Debra Susan Lamont

September 15, 1950 - October 22, 2014

Debra Susan Lamont, September 15, 1950 – October 22, 2014. On October 22, 2014, after a battle with cancer, Debra Lamont left this life to spend eternity in the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus. An only daughter born to George and Rita (Continello) Cerbasie, Debra lived a happy life in Waterbury, CT, attended the University of Bridgeport where she earned a BS degree in Dental...
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Shaun Kelly, Sr.

October 8, 1943 - October 21, 2014

Shaun Kelly Sr., 71 of Manchester passed unexpectedly Oct. 21. Shaun is survived by his wife Jean and his 2 children, Brigitte Kelly and Shaun Jr (Julianna)Kelly; 5 grandchildren, Maria, Brendan, Kaelyn and Dante and Annabella; 3 siblings, Mary Ellen Farr, Chris (Sylvia) Kelly and Jeff (Kathy) Kelly. He also had many nieces, nephews and friends, whom he loved dearly. He was predeceased by his...
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George T. Payne

February 28, 1947 - October 20, 2014

George T. Payne, 67, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 20, 2014 at John Dempsey Hospital. Born in New York, NY to the late Silas Filmore and Nancy (Tatum) Payne, he lived much of his life in New York before coming to Hartford in 1991 and has been a Bloomfield resident for the last ten years. George was a talented artist who specialized in many mediums including ink pen,...
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Jennie Blazis

September 6, 1919 - October 19, 2014

Jennie Blazis, 95, of Suffield, formerly of Poquonock, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the Suffield House in Suffield. She was born September 6, 1919 in Hartford to the late John and Adela (Kwiatkowski) Blazis. A Poquonock resident for most of her life she was a bookkeeper for Combustion Engineering and was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church. She enjoyed traveling, playing...
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Judith A. Beaudreau

March 1, 1952 - October 19, 2014

Judith A. Beaudreau, 62, of Vernon, beloved wife of Thimothy Beaudreau and longtime Registrar of Voters for the Town of Vernon, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 19, 2014. Born March 1, 1952 in Newport, VT, she was a daughter to the late George and Hilda (Baraw) Gendron. Judi was the Registrar of Voters for nearly 30 years for the Town of Vernon, was a member of ROVAC, and served on the...
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Vita Marie Ostrowski

August 26, 1931 - October 19, 2014

Vita Marie (Rallo) Ostrowski, 83, beloved wife of Edwin J. Ostrowski, of North Port, FL and Avon, CT, passed away Sunday October 19, 2014 at home, surrounded by her family. Born and raised in Waterbury, she was a daughter of the late Giuseppe and Carmela (Laudicina) Rallo. She and her husband lived in Avon for over 40 years spending winters in North Port, FL and summers in Stoddard, NH before...
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James H. Peterson

February 10, 1931 - October 18, 2014

James H. Peterson, 83, of Simsbury, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014, after bravely fighting illness for many years. Born in New Haven to Greek immigrants Peter E. and Sophie (Yaknisi) Peterson, James or "Jim" moved with his family to Hartford during World War II and later settled in West Hartford. Jim attended Hall High School and UConn College of Pharmacy where he graduated in 1954. Jim...
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Edmand J. Dembkoski

January 7, 1936 - October 18, 2014

Edmand J. Dembkoski, 78, of Windsor, beloved husband of Barbara J. (Thompson) Dembkoski, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. He was born January 7, 1936 in Chelsea, Massachusetts to the late Edmand and Mary H. (Kantarowski) Dembkoski. A Windsor resident since 1975, Ed was a Supervisor with Birken Mfg/Turbine Controls before he opened his own business in...
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Joyce Elsie Peyman

May 6, 1930 - October 17, 2014

Joyce Elsie (Creelman) Peyman, age 84, died on Friday, October 17, 2014 in East Windsor. Born in Suffield, on May 6, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Percy Guy and Anna Virginia (Gillette) Creelman. She was the widow of Bertrand Stewart Peyman who died on September 23, 1975 after they had moved from Suffield where they had lived for many years to Manchester in 1973. She graduated from...
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Walter M. Rose

July 25, 1921 - October 17, 2014

Walter M. Rose, 93, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 17, 2014 with his beloved wife of 65 years Barbara by his side. Son of the late Daniel and Serene Rose, he grew up in Windsor attending Windsor High School serving in the US Navy during WWII and was a proud graduate of UCONN class of 1948 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Walt, as he was known, co-founded and managed...
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Rina Silvestri

January 16, 1915 - October 17, 2014

Rina "Noni" Silvestri, 99, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 17, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Born on January 16, 1915, in Pratola, Peligna Abruzzi Italy to the late Alphonso and Angela (Panella) Santilli, she came to the US and resided in Hartford for most of her life before settling in Windsor over 37 years ago where she was a member of St. Gabriel Church. Rina retired from...
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Alice White Slack Campbell

September 3, 1928 - October 16, 2014

Alice White Slack Campbell of Vernon passed away peacefully on October 16, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born to Ellen Saderman White and Rollie Andrew White of Tunbridge, Vermont, on September 3, 1928. Alice graduated from South Royalton High School, Class of 1946. A resident of the Vernon-Rockville area for over 60 years, she was a devoted and active member of the Rockville...
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Landon Elias Ayers

July 19, 2013 - October 15, 2014

Landon Elias Ayers, beloved son of Erin Hanthorn of Winsted and Kevin Ayers of East Granby, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Landon was a little adventurer who got into everything. He had a sparkle in his eyes and a joyful smile that could light up a room. He loved animals, especially his dog Chance. He loved to play ball with his dog Mason. Besides his parents, he leaves his half-sister...
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Mary Jane Conroy

October 30, 1938 - October 15, 2014

Mary Jane (Woltersdorf) Conroy, 75, of Windsor, beloved wife of Harold J. Conroy, passed away peacefully, with grace and courage, at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Mary Jane was born on October 30, 1938 in Hartford to the late Frederick A. and Mary Francis (Buckavich) Woltersdorf. Mary Jane was a graduate of the Windsor High School class of 1956, and Morse...
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Jesse S. Tucker

October 30, 1928 - October 13, 2014

Jesse S. Tucker, 85, of Vernon, CT, and formerly of Storrs, CT, beloved husband for 63 years of Sarah (Bilheimer) Tucker passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014. He was born on October 30, 1928 in Northampton, PA to Ralph C. and Carrie (Slotter) Tucker. Raised in Northampton, PA, he graduated from Northampton High School in 1946 and enlisted in the U. S. Army, where he served in Japan. He...
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Thomas William Waldron

June 6, 1982 - October 13, 2014

Thomas William Waldron, 32, of Manchester, CT, died unexpectedly on Monday, October 13, 2014. He was born on June 6, 1982 in Smithtown, NY, the son of Thomas F. and Judith (Lawson) Waldron. Thomas grew up in Patchogue, NY and was a graduate of Patchogue/Medford High School with the Class of 2000. He was currently employed by Move-All , where he worked as Operations Manager . Along with his...
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William Melville Greene

August 28, 1919 - October 12, 2014

William "Bill" Melville Greene, 95, of Bloomfield, beloved husband for 50 years of Daisy Henrietta (Jeffers) Greene, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 12, 2014, at his home. Born in St. Philip, Barbados, West Indies on August 28, 1919, son of the late Enid (Greene) Millington, he had lived in St. Philip, Barbados before moving to Montreal, Canada and then to the Hartford area 45 years...
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Thomas F. Beveridge

July 9, 1939 - October 12, 2014

The Rev. Thomas Frank Beveridge, 75, of Bloomfield, loving husband of Amy (Anderson) Beveridge, died unexpectedly at Hartford Hospital on October 12, 2014. The son of the late Clayton and Margaret (Auten), he was born on July 9, 1939, in Middletown, CT and grew up there. He was a graduate of Grinnell College and had a Master of Divinity degree from Drew University Theological School, a Master...
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Chief Arthur S. Gold

September 8, 1944 - October 12, 2014

Chief Arthur S. Gold, 70, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of Norene (Sheffield) Gold, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at his home. Born in Everett, MA to the late Bernard and Anna (Shuman) Gold, he was raised in Hartford, graduated from Weaver High School and has been a Bloomfield resident for over 50 years. Arthur served his country proudly with the US Air Force after...
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The Rev. Thomas Frank Beveridge

July 9, 1939 - October 12, 2014

The Rev. Thomas Frank Beveridge, 75, of Bloomfield, loving husband of Amy (Anderson) Beveridge, died unexpectedly at Hartford Hospital on October 12, 2014. The son of the late Clayton and Margaret (Auten), he was born on July 9, 1939, in Middletown, CT and grew up there. He was a graduate of Grinnell College and had a Master of Divinity degree from Drew University Theological School, a Master...
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Dorothy D. Garrity

February 11, 1927 - October 12, 2014

Dorothy D. Garrity, 87, of Granby, beloved wife for 37 years of the late Patrick E. Garrity, Sr., passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford on February 11, 1927, daughter of the late Joseph J. Dalessio, Sr. and Frances (Caperino) Dalessio, she had spent all of her life in Hartford before moving to Canton in 1994 and then to Granby in 2001 to be...
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Mary G. Skripol

October 12, 2014 - October 12, 2014

Mary G. Skripol, formerly of Simsbury, beloved wife of the late Nicholas P. Skripol, went home to be with the Lord on October 12, 2014. She was born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Harry B. Grisevich and Katherine P. Grisevich. She attended local public schools and graduated from Weaver High School. She was a member of the former Boulevard Baptist Church and of Valley Community Baptist...
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Dolores Bill Roderick

September 2, 1947 - October 11, 2014

Dolores (Bill) Roderick, 67, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Gary B. Roderick, died peacefully on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at her home. She was born on September 2, 1947 in Springfield, MA, daughter to the late Frank and Lillian (Witkowski) Bill. Dolores was a graduate of Classical High School with the Class of 1965 and went on to earn a Bachelor's in education from Westfield State...
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Mary Louise Dell Hartmann

May 24, 1922 - October 11, 2014

Mary Louise Dell Hartmann, 92, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home in Farmington on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Mary was born on May 24, 1922, in Redding, Ohio, daughter of the late Jacob and Margaret (Kalb) Dell. Most of Mary's formative years were spent in Bexley, Ohio, where her father served as Pastor and Professor at Capital University. She is survived by her...
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Steven Bert Skrubis

February 10, 1960 - October 10, 2014

Steven Bert Skrubis, 54, of Granby, beloved husband for 17 years of Lisa (Schwark) Skrubis and loving father of Chase William Skrubis and Kara Michelle Skrubis, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 10, 2014, at Hartford Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Montreal, Canada on February 10, 1960, son of Bert and Nellie (Labunas) Skruibis of Bath, Ontario, Canada, he was raised in Montreal,...
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Anthony S. Fusco

November 2, 1920 - October 10, 2014

Anthony "Tony" S. Fusco, 93, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, October 10, 2014. Born in Hartford on November 2, 1920, he was the son of the late Michele (Michael) and Filomena (Intaglia) Fusco. Tony met his childhood sweetheart, Rose M. (Civitello) Fusco in Hartford where they grew up in the same neighborhood, eventually married, and later moved to Wilson, CT. They were happily...
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Bryant A. Dumas

April 6, 1988 - October 8, 2014

Bryant A. Dumas, 26, of Windsor, beloved son of Dawn Dumas of Windsor and Rick Gomez, Sr. of Coventry, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 08, 2014 at his home. Born in Hartford, he lived most of his life in Windsor, was a member of the Archer Memorial AME Zion Church in Windsor and a graduate of River Street School, Windsor. Bryant was an exceptional young man who loved music, singing...
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Harry B. Wainman, Sr.

December 24, 1939 - October 7, 2014

WAINMAN. Harry Bernard Wainman Sr., 74, passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Harry was a proud man and fought a two year battle of lung cancer with strength and dignity. He was the loving husband of Joan (Fields) Wainman for 54 years. Harry retired in 2001 and had resided in East Hartland for the past 50 years. Harry enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, panning for gold in the Amanusic...
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Johnsie Walker

March 16, 1923 - October 6, 2014

Johnsie Taylor Walker, 91, of Hartford, loving wife for 59 years to the late James N. Walker, Sr. peacefully entered into eternal life October 6, 2014. She was born in Wake Forest, North Carolina on March 16, 1923. Before retiring she was employed by the Travelers Insurance Company for 25 years as a computer operator in data processing. She was a member of St. Monica Episcopal Church for over 60...
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Kathleen Ann Coleman

August 6, 1962 - October 6, 2014

Kathleen Ann Coleman, 52, of St. Mary's, GA and formerly of Windsor, passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014, at her home. Born in Hartford on August 6, 1962, daughter of Timothy and Maureen E. (Wolf) Coleman of Windsor, she was raised in Windsor and attended Windsor Public Schools and Northwest Catholic High School. Kathleen lived and worked throughout the United States and abroad before moving...
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Eugenia M. Stanton

July 1, 1922 - October 5, 2014

Eugenia M. 'Kibby' Stanton, of Bloomfield, passed away on October 5, 2014 after a short stay at the Hebrew Home & Hospital of West Hartford. Eugenia was born on July 1, 1922 in Hartford. She was formerly employed by Aetna Life & Casualty and the Department of Motor Vehicles. Eugenia enjoyed listening to music, dance and spending time with family. She was a member of the New Jerusalem Christian...
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Richard G. Liebler

June 21, 1978 - October 4, 2014

Richard G. Liebler, 36, of Broad Brook, passed away peacefully on Friday October 3, 2014 at home. Rich was born in Hartford on June 21, 1978. He graduated from Suffield High School and had many IT Certifications such as MCTS and MCP. Rich loved "modding" PC games and playing them on Steam. He loved music and his unique taste for it was ahead of our time. His YouTube channel can be accessed...
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Caroline J. Crispino

May 25, 1916 - October 4, 2014

Caroline J. (DePersia) Crispino, 98, of South Windsor, loving wife of the late Alec J. Crispino, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Bottolico) DePersia, she grew up and lived in Hartford and East Hartford before moving to South Windsor over thirty years ago. She was a graduate of Hartford Public High School, Class...
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James S. Finster

July 20, 1941 - October 3, 2014

James "Jim" Stephen Finster, 73, of Granby, beloved husband for 51 years of Priscilla Evelynd (Eyerman) Finster, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 3, 2014. Born in Teaneck, NJ, on July 20, 1941, son of the late Joseph Leo and Helen Carmela (Carroll) Finster, he was raised in Tenafly, NJ, and was a graduate of Tenafly High School, Class of 1959. After high school, Jim continued his...
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Harriett M. Davis

November 27, 1931 - October 3, 2014

Harriett (Nelson) Davis, 82, of Rocky Hill and formerly of South Windsor, wife of the late Albert Davis, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 3, 2014. Born in Woodsville, New Hampshire, one of thirteen children born to Robert and Lottie (Gochee) Nelson, she grew up and lived in St. Johnsbury, VT and has lived in Connecticut for most of her life. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother,...
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Madeline Q. Bassell

February 28, 1929 - October 3, 2014

Madeline (Quigley) Bassell, 85, of Windsor, died Friday, October 3, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Helen Quigley, a brother Andrew Quigley, and her husband John J. Bassell. She is survived by her sister Jane Blodgett and family of Niantic, and a brother James Quigley and family of Newington, by her children Patricia Graham and her husband Michael of...
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Thelma J. Miller-Johnson

September 23, 1936 - October 2, 2014

MILLER-JOHNSON. Thelma J. Miller-Johnson, 78, of East Hartford, beloved wife of Psalm Johnson passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born September 23, 1936 in Camden, SC daughter of Blanche (Whitaker) Miller of Hamden, CT and the late Willis Miller. She grew up in Camden, SC and graduated from Maher Academy, Camden, SC. She continued her education at Greater...
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Irene E. Erdody

October 28, 1919 - October 2, 2014

Irene E. (Neukamm) Erdody, 94, of Suffield and formerly of Agawam, MA and Lakewood, NJ, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 in Suffield. Born in Greiz, Germany, daughter of the late Emil and Paula (Rodel) Neukamm, she immigrated to the United States with her family as young girl and was raised in Passaic and Clifton, NJ and was a graduate of Eastside High School in Paterson, NJ. After...
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Douglas P. Modeen

April 14, 1939 - October 2, 2014

Douglas Modeen, 75, of Granby, husband for 53 years of Paula Modeen, passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born on April 14, 1939 in Bristol, son of Leah (Manke) Modeen of Farmington and the late Lawrence Modeen, Doug graduated from Bristol Central High School in 1957 and earned a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut. He retired from...
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Vera Godkin

February 17, 1919 - October 1, 2014

Vera Godkin, 95, of Southampton and Manhattan, NY, beloved wife for 42 years of Simon David Godkin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Simsbury, CT. Born in Hove, England on February 17, 1919, daughter of the late Herbert and Frances (Adam) Settle, she was raised in Brighton, England and lived in London, England from 1939-1946. After World War II, Vera moved to New York...
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Brian Martin

September 25, 1962 - October 1, 2014

Brian Martin, 52, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford to Morris, Sr. and Mildred (Gadson) Martin, he was raised in Hartford and has been a Bloomfield resident for over 38 years. Brian worked as a maintenance engineer for Manchester Community College and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan who enjoyed fishing and loved his...
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John R. Banas

August 22, 1921 - October 1, 2014

John R. Banas, 93, of Simsbury, beloved husband for 64 years of the late Julie (Potak) Banas, passed away on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, in Canton. Born in Trumbull on August 22, 1921, son of the late Stephen and Mary (Radachowski) Banas, he was raised in Trumbull and had lived in Monroe and Vershire, VT during his retirement before moving to Simsbury in 2001. After graduating from Bassick High...
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Ann Baltulonis Griffin

October 3, 1921 - October 1, 2014

Ann (Baltulonis) Griffin, 92, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Herschel Griffin, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at home. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Julius and Mary (Kazk) Baltulonis, she lived in Waycross, GA for 62 years moving to Windsor seven years ago. She was employed by Waycross Memorial Hospital for many years in the labor and delivery rooms as a technician. She...
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Leslie Kim Earls

October 13, 1959 - October 1, 2014

Leslie Kim (Terry) Earls, 54, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Hartford, she was daughter of the late Celie (Jones) Terry and Douglas Terry of Bloomfield. Leslie graduated from Manchester High School and completed courses over the years at Capital Community College and Central CT State University. She was...
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Milton Christopher Stevens, Sr.

January 29, 1971 - September 30, 2014

Milton Christopher Stevens, Sr., 43, of East Granby, beloved husband of Rakesha (Sturges) Stevens, passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. He was born in New Holland, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, West Indies. Milton came to the US with his family in 1981 and grew up in Neptune, NJ. He moved to and lived in the West Hartford area for many years before settling in East Granby...
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Robert N. McGeary

February 15, 1948 - September 30, 2014

Robert N. McGeary, 66, of East Windsor, beloved husband, father, brother and friend went home to the Lord on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Throughout Robert's illness he continued to share his love and contagious sense of humor with everyone, everywhere. He never complained and continued to work through the pain. He leaves behind his beloved and...
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Peter E. Therian

April 30, 1960 - September 30, 2014

Peter E. Therian, 54, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. His family will receive friends on Friday, October 3 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Carmon Poquonock Funeral Home, 1816 Poquonock Ave Windsor.
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William Clinton Morrow

December 22, 1920 - September 29, 2014

William Clinton Morrow passed away on Monday, September 29, 2014 at Middlewoods of Farmington. He was born on December 22, 1920 in Dalesville, Quebec, Canada to Thomas and Catherine (Murdoch) Morrow. Brothers and sisters Russell, Archie, Charlotte, and Frances passed previously. He leaves his wife of nearly 68 years Elsie MacRae Morrow, daughter and son-in law Donna and James Wilkie of...
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Reno A. Cerri, Sr.

November 19, 1925 - September 29, 2014

CERRI. Reno A. Cerri, Sr., 88, of Suffield, beloved husband of the late Vera (Mycofsky) Cerri passed away Monday, September 29, 2014. Born November 19, 1925 in Suffield, son of the late Angelo and Paolina (Bianchi) Cerri, he lived in Suffield all his life. He served with the U.S. Army during WWII and was a paratrooper with the 81st and 101st Airborne Paratroopers who participated in the Battle...
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Terry D. McCarthy

May 9, 1946 - September 29, 2014

Terry D. McCarthy, 68, of Vernon, loving husband of over 48 years to Judith (Squires) McCarthy, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 29, 2014 at his home with his loving family at his side. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Calvin and Marion (Specht) McCarthy, he grew up and lived in Manchester before moving to Vernon 43 years ago. He was a graduate of Manchester High School, Class...
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Ethel Miller

January 27, 1933 - September 28, 2014

Ethel Miller, 81, beloved wife of the late John Miller, of Windsor, passed away peacefully September 28, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. Ethel was born in Winnsboro, SC to the late Ulice and Alice (Ruff) McCants on January 27, 1933. Ethel was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church and was a strong and faithful believer in god. From this strong faith, Ethel was a giver to her community and...
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Beth Chaffee Potter

December 26, 1914 - September 27, 2014

Beth (Chaffee) Potter, passed on peacefully during September in Manchester. She was born in Springfield, MA in 1914. She was valedictorian of her class at Springfield Technical High School and then attended Morse College in Hartford. She worked at Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company and Underwood Corporation before marrying Stannard M. Potter in 1944. They were a loving team all the years of...
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Elizabeth Vendetti

February 12, 1924 - September 27, 2014

Elizabeth "Ellen" (Long) Vendetti, 90, died peacefully on September 27th, 2014. She was the loving wife of the late Michael D. Vendetti and leaves behind her children, Michael J. Vendetti of Ellington and Kathleen V. Botticello of Manchester. She is additionally survived by her grandchildren: John Botticello of Simsbury, Thomas and wife Christiana Botticello of Massachusetts and David...
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William M. Yokow

June 22, 1953 - September 27, 2014

William M. Yokow, 61, of Windsor, beloved husband of Joan (Bouffard) Yokow, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Born in Hartford to the late John and Blanche (Dempsey) Yokow, he was a member of St. Joseph Church in Windsor and has been a Windsor resident for over 27 years. Bill, as he was known, earned his Bachelor's degree and Master's in Public Administration from the...
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Francis F. Keating

April 24, 1923 - September 27, 2014

FRANCIS F."FRANK" KEATING, died peacefully at home in Farmington, on Sept 27, 2014, in his 92nd year, with all his family at his side. Beloved husband for 66 years of Margaret Mary "Peggy" (nee Garner). Dear father of Kathleen (Rob Gourlay, deceased), Vancouver BC; Judith Kennedy (Martin), Wheaton IL; John (Marilyn), Ridgefield, Carol, Whitefish Bay WI; Peter, Charlestown, RI; Paul, Fairfield;...
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David S. Emery

March 11, 1930 - September 26, 2014

David S. Emery, 84, of Farmington, beloved husband of the late Shirley (Forbes) Emery, died Friday, September 26, 2014 at his home. Born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont son of the late John and Edith (Hutchinson) Emery, he was raised there and graduated as valedictorian of his high school class. He owned Emery Construction Company in VT for many years before his retirement move to Bristol and then...
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Larry L. Larkin

February 20, 2014 - September 26, 2014

Larry L. Larkin, 91, of Naperville, IL and formerly of Avon, died Friday, September 26, 2014. He was born February 20, 1923 in Chicago, IL, son of the late Larry and Elizabeth (Todd) Larkin. His beloved wife of 64 years, Rosemarie, died last November. Larry was a US Army veteran, proudly serving in India, Burma, and China during WW II. He graduated from DePaul University, class of 1949, and spent...
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Donald R. Boudreau

May 5, 1940 - September 26, 2014

Donald R. Boudreau, 74, of Leesburg, FL, formerly of South Windsor, CT, beloved husband of Mary Ann (Belliveau) Boudreau, died peacefully on Friday, September 26, 2014, at Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Leesburg, FL. He was born on May 5, 1940, in Hartford, CT, the son of the late J. Leo and Lillian (Mathon) Boudreau. Donald grew up in Hartford and graduated from Hartford Public High...
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Anita L. Ryan

March 31, 1921 - September 26, 2014

Anita L. Ryan, 93, of Avon, wife of the late George Ryan, died Friday, September 26, 2014. Born in Quebec, Canada, daughter of the late Joseph and Claire (Dion) Lemay, she lived in Avon 65 years and had been an active parishioner of the Church of Saint Ann. She leaves her son J. Claude Ryan and his wife Kathy of Gaithersburg, MD; her devoted daughter Ann Ryan and her husband Peter Delap of Avon;...
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Geraldine Oates Heard

June 28, 1942 - September 26, 2014

Geraldine "Jeri" Oates Heard, 72, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford to Odessa Gore and the late Leslie Oates, she was raised in Hartford graduated from Hartford High School and has been a Windsor resident for over 30 years. Jeri worked as a pension supervisor at AETNA for 39 years before her retirement. She enjoyed knitting,...
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Albert L. Israel, Jr.

January 23, 2006 - September 25, 2014

Albert "A.J." L. Israel, Jr., 8, of Hartford, beloved son of Rudolph Henry, Sr. and Shani Morton-Henry, went into the arms of his Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Born in Bronx, NY on January 23, 2006, Albert had lived in Bronx, NY and East Hartford before moving to Hartford five years ago. Albert had attended kindergarten, first and...
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Hazel Goetjen

January 4, 1920 - September 24, 2014

Hazel "Joan" (Hocking) Goetjen, 94, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Henry John Goetjen, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Born in Bath, England on January 4, 1920, daughter of the late William and Lily (Brooks) Hocking, she immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of one and settled with her family in Bloomfield...
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Mary E. Walker

June 20, 1943 - September 23, 2014

Mary Elizabeth (King) Walker, 71, of Hartford, beloved wife of Owin Walker, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. She was born June 20, 1943 in the Davyton District, Belfield, Manchester, Jamaica, W.I. to the late John and Rose (Facey) King. A self-employed seamstress for most of her life but her main focus was her faith and her family. She was a member of...
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Adele Alpert

May 8, 1930 - September 23, 2014

Adele Alpert, 84 of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Myron Alpert, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford. Born in Springfield, MA, daughter of the late Joseph and Rebecca (Hirshberg) Horne, she lived in Springfield before moving to Windsor 66 years ago. Before her retirement in 1997, Adele was employed by the State of Connecticut, Department on...
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Jennie G. Griffin

June 23, 1939 - September 23, 2014

Jennie G. Griffin, 75, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Floyd Griffin, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Machiasport, ME to the late Ralph and Addie (Scott) Geel, she was raised in Maine and graduated in 1957 as Salutatorian from Washington Academy in East Machias . She has been a Windsor resident for over 50 years and was employed...
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Claire Yvette Powers

January 7, 1922 - September 23, 2014

Claire Yvette (Rocheleau) Powers, 92, formerly of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Leonard P. Powers, passed gently from this life on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Vernon Manor in Vernon. Claire was born on January 7, 1922 in Swanton, VT to Rodrigue and Agnes (Trudeau) Rocheleau. She had seven brothers and sisters. As a child she loved all outdoor activities and was especially proud of her...
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Timothy S. Smith

August 26, 1954 - September 22, 2014

Timothy S. Smith, 60, of Ponce Inlet, FL and formerly of Windsor, beloved husband for 30 years to Sharon Martino-Smith, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014, at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, NY, NY surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Ludlow, MA, son of the late Clifford and Ruth (Schesler) Smith, he lived in Windsor for 14 years before moving to Florida. Tim was employed as a...
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Robert E. McCluney

June 20, 1960 - September 22, 2014

Robert E. McCluney, 54, beloved husband of the late Linda McCluney of Hartford passed away peacefully on September 22, 2014 at St Francis Hospital. Robert was a bus driver for Cardinal bus and an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He leaves to cherish his memories his father, Henry McCluney of East Hartford; a daughter Tammie McCluney of Hartford; three sisters, Marsha Burckson of Bloomfield, Patty...
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Jeremiah F. McWilliams

September 14, 1924 - September 22, 2014

Jeremiah F. McWilliams, 90, of Avon, beloved husband of Miriam D. (Pollack) McWilliams for 63 years, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014. Born in Duquesne, PA, son of the late Jeremiah and Julia (Pirhalla) McWilliams he was raised there and received a BA in Business and JD in Law from the University of Duquesne. He served in the US Army during WWII in the European Campaign, and was in the...
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Lorraine Cerra

April 1, 1933 - September 22, 2014

Lorraine (Hamelin) Cerra, 81, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Frank Cerra, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 22, 2014 at Kimberly Hall in Windsor. She was born April 1, 1933 in Meriden to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Frobel) Hamelin. A resident of Windsor since 1973, she was a member of the Windsor Seniors, Golden Fellowship and was a volunteer for the Windsor Senior Center. She...
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John C. Ritter

February 19, 1926 - September 21, 2014

John C. Ritter, 88, of Farmington and formerly of Avon, beloved husband of the late Miriam (Rush) Ritter, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014. Born and raised in East Berlin, son of the late Alfred and Gladys (Cole) Ritter, he lived in Avon for 65 years. John served in the US Navy during WWII, after which he was employed by Kaman Aerospace Corp. until his retirement in 1988. He was an...
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Elizabeth Martin

September 21, 2014

Elizabeth (Lambert) Martin, beloved wife for 50 years of the late Albert Martin, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her home in Bloomfield. Born in New Haven, daughter of the late Rev. Alfred M. Lambert and Winifred A. (Smith) Lambert, she was raised in Hartford and had lived in Alabama, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, before returning to the...
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Philip E. Pockoski

November 12, 1928 - September 21, 2014

Philip E. Pockoski, 85 of Avon, beloved husband of Irene (Krusinski) Pockoski, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014. Born in Killingly, son of the late Casimer and Ann (Hardel) Pockoski, he lived in Avon for 48 years. Raised in Willimantic, he served in the US Marine Corp during W.W. II. Philip was an avid sportsman and had started the Sportsmen's Den in Bristol and founded the Gunnery in...
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Wilhelmina J. Werkhoven

November 15, 1924 - September 21, 2014

Wilhelmina J. Werkhoven, 89, of Ellington, died peacefully on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at her home. Born in Farmington, the daughter of the late John and Geeltje (Kuipers) Werkhoven, she grew up in Rockville before moving to Ellington over 60 years ago. Wilhelmina was a graduate of Rockville High School and she earned her undergraduate degree from Sargent College at Boston University. Prior...
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Kathleen A. Van Allen

December 16, 1923 - September 20, 2014

Kathleen A. Van Allen, 90, widow of the late Theodore Van Allen, of The Immanuel House, Hartford, Deerfield Beach FL, and Glastonbury CT, passed away peacefully on September 20th in Deerfield beach FL surrounded by her family. Kathleen was born in Kingston Jamaica on December 16 1923, to the late Ernest and Ida Alladice. She was a licensed Practical Nurse at the Avery Heights Nursing Home for...
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Elizabeth Ann Phillips

July 31, 1966 - September 20, 2014

Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Phillips, 48, of South Windsor, died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at her home. She was born on July 31, 1966 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of Anthony and Kathleen (Sullivan) Phillips. A lifelong resident of South Windsor, Beth was a graduate of South Windsor High School with the Class of 1984 and went on to attend from the University of New Haven. Beth...
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Robert F. Choutka

August 8, 1942 - September 20, 2014

Robert F. Choutka, aka "Captain Bob" age 72, of Bluffton, South Carolina, formally of South Windsor, Connecticut passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on August 8, 1942 in Hartford, Connecticut to the late Antoinnette Sabas Choutka and Frank Joseph Choutka. He was predeceased by his brother Frank J. Choutka. ...
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Deborah A. Cooper

September 7, 1949 - September 19, 2014

Deborah A. Cooper, 65, of Hartford, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014. Deb was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Thomas and Helen Grace (McGuinness) Cooper. She was raised in Windsor, CT and has been a Hartford resident for more than 25 years where she was an active supporter of the city's cultural and performing arts. Deb graduated from the University of Connecticut where she earned her...
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Ruth E. Birtwell

October 25, 1950 - September 18, 2014

Ruth (Bowman) Birtwell, 63, of Ashford, beloved mother to William "Clifford" Birtwell III of Ashford, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 18, 2014, while vacationing in Bermuda. Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Reverend Paul and Harriet (Donovan) Bowman, she grew up and lived in Rockville before moving to Ashford over twenty-five years ago. She was a...
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Thomas Walenty Panek

July 26, 1922 - September 18, 2014

Thomas Walenty Panek, 92, of East Hartland, passed peacefully into the arms of Almighty God on September 18, 2014. Tom was born in Enfield, to Walenty and Margaret Panek on July 26, 1922. He attended Hartford Trade School and enlisted in the United States Navy during WWII, serving faithfully and often in harm's way with the Naval Armed Guard for three years from 1942 to 1945. He served as gun...
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Irene N. Durkin

November 25, 1974 - September 17, 2014

Irene N. Durkin, 39, of Canton, formerly of Avon, beloved daughter of Timothy and Margaret (Coates) Durkin, passed away suddenly, September 17, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford, she graduated from Canton High School and received her BA from Post University. Besides her parents she leaves two sisters Maryann and Maureen Durkin both of Canton. Services will be private. Donations may...
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Margaret McBrierty Ryan

April 26, 1922 - September 17, 2014

Margaret (McBrierty) Ryan, 92, of Ellington, peacefully passed away at home on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, surrounded by those who loved her deeply in life. Born in Putnam, on April 26, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Nora (Gibbons) McBrierty. Margaret was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, John "Jack" Ryan and her sister, Katherine "Kit" Conkling. Margaret deeply...
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John James

January 8, 1975 - September 16, 2014

JAMES. John "Johnny 5" James, of New Bedford, MA passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford, MA. Born January 8, 1975 in Springfield, MA son of Jesse James and Deborah (Clarke) Souza, he was employed by David Roy's Installation as a carpet installer. He was an avid sports fan and cheered on the Yankees, Cowboys and Lakers. His other interests were, dancing,...
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Chansy Chanthavong

March 1, 1951 - September 16, 2014

Chansy Chanthavong, 63, of New Britain, beloved wife of Sounthone Chanthavong, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Middlesex Hospital. Born in Laos to the late Vanh and Lott (Kunsing) Sisengrath, she came to the US with her family in 1981 and has been a New Britain resident for almost 25 years. Chansy was a member of the Lao Community of New Britain and was very active in...
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Shirley H. Taylor

October 28, 1922 - September 15, 2014

Shirley H. Taylor, 91, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Horace C. Taylor, Sr., passed away peacefully on Monday, September 15, 2014 at the Kimberly Hall Nursing Home in Windsor. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late James Louis and Blanche Hickman, Shirley was a Connecticut resident all of her life, graduated from Weaver High School, attended Hampton University, and was a member of the...
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Carl S. Schonagel

August 17, 1952 - September 15, 2014

Carl S. Schonagel, 62, of Windsor, beloved husband of Fran (Unitis) Schonagel, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 15, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Bridgeport to the late Frederick and Marion (Wintzer) Schonagel, he was raised in Stratford and has been a Windsor resident for the last four years. Carl began his lifelong career in the tire business working with his father...
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Cecylia Wojtaszek

August 6, 1937 - September 15, 2014

Cecylia (Gawlowski) Wojtaszek, 77, of West Hartford, beloved wife for 34 years of the late John Wojtaszek, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 15, 2014 at the Jefferson House in Newington. Born on August 6, 1937 in Spicimierz, Poland, daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Pelka) Gawlowski, she came to the United States in 1960 and had lived in Detroit, MI and Hartford before moving to...
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Richard Anthony Zitkus

October 1, 1938 - September 15, 2014

Richard Anthony Zitkus, 75, of Barkhamsted, beloved husband of Carol Jean (Petrovick) Zitkus, passed away peacefully on Monday, (September 15, 2014) at his home. Born in Hartford on October 1, 1938, son of the late Anthony and Margaret (Sabas) Zitkus, he was raised in Hartford and had lived in East Granby for over 40 years before moving to Barkhamsted 18 years ago. After graduating from high...
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Susan Elizabeth Niemann

October 20, 1963 - September 14, 2014

Susan Elizabeth Niemann, 50, of Norwich, CT, daughter of Kenneth C. and Eleanor J. Niemann, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Her family was blessed with the opportunity to spend many special times together with her in the past two months that they will treasure always. Susan loved animals and had many special pets over the years. She was...
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Therese A. Macbeth

October 17, 1925 - September 13, 2014

Therese "Terry" A. (Roissing) Macbeth, 88, of Windsor, beloved wife for 63 years of Robert Bruce Macbeth, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Needham, MA on October 17, 1925, daughter of the late Peter A. and Alice T. (Syversen) Roissing, she was raised in the Boston, MA area and had lived in Hartford before moving to Windsor in 1958. Terry worked as a...
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Joseph A. DellaGrotte

July 12, 1943 - September 13, 2014

Joseph A. DellaGrotte, 71, of Ellington, beloved husband of Andrea (Cashman) DellaGrotte, died peacefully on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the West Haven V.A. Hospital. He was born on July 12, 1943 in Winthrop, MA, the son of Mary (Stoppolone) DellaGrotte and the late Anthony DellaGrotte. Joseph grew up in Nahant, MA and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. He served our country...
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Marguerite Joanne Pauroso

March 24, 1930 - September 12, 2014

Marguerite "Joanne" Pauroso, 84, of Enfield beloved wife of the late Ciprian A. Pauroso passed away Friday, (September 12, 2014) at home surrounded by her loving family. Born March 24, 1930 in Hartford daughter of the late Raymond and Marguerite (Geary) Bagg, she lived in Windsor for many years before moving to Suffield and then Enfield for the past 9 years. Joanne graduated from Mt. St. Joseph...
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Alfred Al H. Fortier

July 27, 1920 - September 12, 2014

Alfred "Al" H. Fortier, 94, of Ellington, loving husband of 62 years to Barbara (Yanke) Fortier, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014. Born in Farmington, Maine, the son of the late Alfred and Rachel (Hayes) Fortier, he grew up and lived in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine and Hartford before moving to Ellington sixty years ago. He was a graduate of Dover-Foxcroft High School, Class of 1937, and he...
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Peter Kalnins

July 15, 1943 - September 11, 2014

Peter Kalnins, 71, of Simsbury, CT beloved husband of Dorothy (Summers) Kalnins passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 at VIBRA of Western MA in Springfield, MA. Born July 15, 1943 in Riga, Latvia son of the late Robert and Marta (Enke) Kalnins he came to the United States at a young age and grew up in Brooklyn, NY before living in Hudson, FL for 23 years and in Simsbury for the last three...
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Frank J. Ramisk

September 11, 2014

Frank J. Ramisk, 93, of South Windsor the beloved husband for 63 years of Shirley (Petrie) Ramisk, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Thursday September 11, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late James and Anna (Zukas) Ramisk and had lived in South Windsor for 60 years. A United States Veteran of World War II, Frank served on Guam with the...
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Thomas Charles LaFontaine

December 19, 1987 - September 11, 2014

Thomas Charles LaFontaine, 26, of Manchester and formerly of South Windsor, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Born in Manchester on December 19, 1987, the son of Robert LaFontaine Sr. of South Windsor and Lisa (Petitpas) LaFontaine of Windsor. Tommy was a graduate of South Windsor High School, Class of 2007 and was employed by Siracusa Movers in New Britain. Tommy was an...
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Ronald Charles Domian

September 28, 1945 - September 11, 2014

Ronald Charles Domian, 68, of East Windsor, beloved husband for 20 years of Sharon (Higgins) Domian, passed away peacefully on Thursday, (September 11, 2014) at his home. Born in Hartford on September 28, 1945, son of the late Frank and Isabel (Brazaitis) Domian, he was raised in East Granby and had lived in Tariffville and Colchester before moving to East Windsor 12 years ago. After graduating...
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Doris C. Dillon

September 15, 1924 - September 10, 2014

Doris Claire (Musikoski) Dillon, 89, of Farmington, beloved wife of the late Thomas Dillon, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Joseph and Verna (Deslaurier) Musikoski she had lived in Farmington for many years. She had been employed by the Abbott Ball Co. of West Hartford for many years and worked with Leo & Judy Fitzpatrick of CT School Pictures....
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W. Bryan Main

June 23, 1960 - September 10, 2014

William Bryan Main, 54, of Windsor, passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born June 23, 1960 in Bennington, VT to William A. Main and Mary F. Hogan. A Windsor High School graduate, Class of 1979, Bryan went on to a 38 year career with the US Postal Service in Hartford. He loved to vacation in Ft. Lauderdale, enjoyed sports, especially playing golf and...
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Demarcas R. Johnson

July 11, 1976 - September 9, 2014

Demarcas R. Johnson, 38, of East Hartford, beloved husband to Donya Johnson passed away September, 9, 2014 at Baystate Medical Center. He was born in Hartford to his loving parents, Rodney and Theresa (Watson) Johnson of Hartford on July 11, 1976. Demarcas graduated from Bloomfield High class of 1994 and went on to serve in the United States Army. He was very active in the community, where...
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