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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

Dorothy Ann McKay

September 1, 1927 - July 29, 2014

Dorothy Ann McKay, 86 of Windsor, beloved wife to Joseph Peter McKay, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Hebrew Home in West Hartford. She was born in Sioux City, Iowa on September 1, 1927, daughter of the late Sam Weinrich and Bessie Thompson Weinrich, and was a Windsor resident for 65 years. On October 9, 1948, Dorothy married the love of her life, Joseph, at South Park Methodist...
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Janet Peck

July 30, 1926 - July 29, 2014

Janet (Eaton) Peck, 88, devoted wife to Leon H. Peck, passed away unexpectedly July 29, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Born July 30, 1926 in Hartford, CT, she was a daughter to the late Francis F. and Florence B. (Bartlett) Eaton. She was a resident of Ellington for 63 years, and was a member of the Ellington Congregational Church, where she was church secretary for many years. She was a member...
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Grace Soules

January 10, 1917 - July 28, 2014

Grace (Wyman) Soules, 97, of Westfield, MA, formerly of West Granby, beloved wife of the late Raymond H. Soules, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 28, 2014. She was born January 10, 1917 in Criswell, MD to the late William and Cora (Reeves) Wyman. A resident of Granby since 1920, she devoted a great deal of her life to the West Granby United Methodist Church. She was a member of the United...
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William Eugene Kendall

February 25, 1927 - July 26, 2014

William "Bill" Eugene Kendall, 87, of Windsor, beloved husband for 61 years of Jean (Hutcheson) Kendall, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Bristol on February 25, 1927, son of the late John and Grace (Thielbar) Kendall, he was raised in Bristol and had lived in Bloomfield for 42 years before moving to Windsor 12 years ago. After graduating from Bristol High...
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Michael R. Redemske

February 8, 1946 - July 26, 2014

Michael R. Redemske, 68, of Avon, beloved husband to Mary Jo (Horrell) Redemske, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at his home. Born in Chicago, IL, son of the late Emil and Marie (Rossman) Redemske, he was raised in Chicago, and received his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his M.S.T. from DePaul University. Michael served in the 107th Finance Battalion of the US...
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Anthony J. Castellani

September 30, 1929 - July 26, 2014

Anthony "Tony" J. Castellani, 84, of Avon, beloved husband to Felicia (Kancler) Castellani, passed away, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Born in Avon, son of the late Jack and Esola (Zanolli) Castellani, where he was a life-long resident. From a young age, Tony was always a hard and diligent worker tending to the family chicken farm, caddying and doing odd jobs. He later became an apprentice carpenter...
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William A. Yandow

May 12, 1943 - July 25, 2014

William "Bill" Yandow, 71, of Avon and Sarasota, FL, passed away at his home in FL on July 25, 2014. He was a long time resident of Avon and the son of Maurice Eli Yandow and Ada (Machabee) Yandow, and brother to Maurice Edward Yandow all who have predeceased him. He is survived by his former wife and lifelong partner Bonnie (Aust) Yandow, his brother's wife, Marilyn Yandow of Wethersfield and...
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Barbara Ann Barenz

April 11, 1942 - July 25, 2014

Barbara Ann Barenz, 72, of Bloomfield CT, passed away unexpectedly on July 25, 2014. Barbara was born on April 11, 1942, in Brooklyn, NY to the late Joseph and Faye (Lovaglio) Girimonti. Barbara grew up in Massapequa, NY, attended high school at Queen of the Rosary Academy in Amityville, NY, and Claremont College, NY .Barbara is survived by her high school sweetheart and loving husband of 52...
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Joan Sadowski

October 9, 1928 - July 25, 2014

Joan (Gagnon) Sadowski, 85, of Windsor Locks, wife of Walter S. Sadowski, departed this world on Friday, July 25, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her loving family and her dear friend Sue Cannon. Joan was born on October 9, 1928, daughter of the late George E. Gagnon and the late Ann Loomis Gagnon. She grew up in Unionville and was a 1946 graduate of Farmington High School. She was employed at...
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Willis E. Johnston

February 6, 1925 - July 24, 2014

Willis "Bud" E. Johnston, 89, of Vernon, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Rockville General Hospital. Born February 6, 1925 in Easton, ME, he was a son to the late Chester F. and Grace P. (Buckingham) Johnston. He was a veteran of WWII, serving his country proudly with the U.S. Navy. Bud married Christine Dixon who passed away April 9, 1995. He was a construction worker for...
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Arpad Vincze

February 23, 1922 - July 23, 2014

Arpad Vincze, 92, of Bloomfield, beloved husband for 61 years of Magdalena (Brenner) Vincze, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at his home. Born in Jara, Romania on February 23, 1922, son of the late Johan and Rosalia (Palfi) Vincze, he was raised in Romania by parents of Hungarian descent and he fought with the Hungarian Army during World War II. After the war, Arpad immigrated to the...
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William James Baltaks

May 4, 1931 - July 23, 2014

William James Baltaks, 83, of Vernon, loving husband for over 44 years to Phyllis (Gilerowitz) Baltaks, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital with his wife at his side. Born in Maywood, New Jersey, the son of the late Julius and Veronica (Burokus) Baltaks, he grew up and lived in New Jersey and Upton, MA before moving to Vernon in 1986. He was a graduate of...
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Susan C. Maiolo

February 1, 1927 - July 23, 2014

Susan (Cross) Maiolo, 87, of Suffield, beloved wife of the late Frank A. Maiolo, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. She was born on February 1, 1927, in Springfield, MA, daughter of the late Lewis Benjamin and Viola Gordon Veideman Cross. She was a graduate of W. Springfield High School with the class of 1944. Susan and her husband Frank...
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James L. Thomas

December 3, 1940 - July 21, 2014

James L. Thomas, 73, beloved husband Mary Ann (Milner) Thomas of West Hartford passed away peacefully on July 21, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Preston, GA on December 3, 1940 to the late Thomas and Lillian (Griggs) Thomas. James was a Hartford area resident for the past 60 years and was a long time employee of Pratt and Whitney before retiring in 2000. James was also an active...
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Lynn M. Rossini

November 23, 1966 - July 21, 2014

Lynn M. (O'Connor) Rossini, 47, of Avon, beloved wife of Robert J. Rossini passed away at home on Monday, July 21, 2014, after a courageous battle against cancer. Born in Hartford, to the late Rose (Arsego) O'Connor, Lynn grew up in Wethersfield . After graduating from Wethersfield High School, she went on to get an Associate's Degree at Manchester Community College. Her passion for interior...
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Helen E. Kasanowski

January 14, 1929 - July 21, 2014

Helen E. Kasanowski, 85, of Colchester, beloved wife of the late Stanley Kasanowski, Sr., passed away peacefully on Monday, July 21, 2014 at her home. Born in Norwood, MA to the late Michael and Marcella (Buja) Karpicus, she was raised in Worcester, MA and lived most of her life in Suffield before moving to Colchester to be closer to her grandchildren. Helen spent her career as a banker,...
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Iris Louise Ready

April 27, 1926 - July 21, 2014

Iris Louise Ready, 88, of Suffield, formerly of Plymouth and Stoughton, MA, passed away peacefully Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Suffield House. Born April 27, 1926 in Bristol, England, she was a daughter to the late William and Florence (Bolton) Oxenham. Iris came to America in 1946, and married John L. Ready, who passed away in 1988. She enjoyed knitting, but most importantly, spending time...
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Mark Matthew Grodzki

June 2, 1970 - July 20, 2014

Mark Matthew Grodzki, 44, of Wethersfield, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford on June 2, 1970, son of Tadeusz Grodzki of Wethersfield and the late Christine (Ochocki) Grodzki, he was a lifelong resident of Wethersfield and was a graduate of Wethersfield High School, Class of 1988. Mark started his career at Kell-Strom Tool Co. in Wethersfield before...
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Virginia S. Hale

June 26, 1938 - July 19, 2014

Dr. Virginia S. Hale, 76, of West Hartford, CT died peacefully on Saturday July 19, 2014. Her final days were spent surrounded by family, friends and the caring staff at Duncaster's Caleb-Hitchcock Health Center in Bloomfield, CT. Virginia was born on June 26, 1938 in Hartford, Connecticut, daughter of the late Edward and Gladys Shea, and spent her childhood growing up in Wilson. She excelled in...
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Mary Cecilia Weaver

September 18, 1924 - July 19, 2014

Mary Cecilia (Lynch) Weaver, 89, of Simsbury and formerly of Avon, passed away surrounded by her children Saturday, July 19, 2014. Born in San Francisco, CA daughter of the late Edward and Cecilia (Conway) Lynch. Her mother died shortly after her birth and she was raised in St. Paul, MN by her loving grandparents James and Catherine (Moriarty) Conway and aunt Julia Conway. She had worked at...
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Paul M. Hughes

July 18, 2014

Paul M. Hughes, 72, of Bloomfield, husband for 50 years to Diana (Parks) Hughes, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, as the result of an accident in Bloomfield. Born in Norwalk, son of the late Arthur Middleton Reeves Hughes and Sarah (Jay) Hughes, he was raised in Rochester, NY. His professional career was in commercial lending, first with the former First National City Bank and the New Britain...
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Josephine Newell

February 4, 1924 - July 18, 2014

Josephine (Signorelli) Newell, 90, devoted wife of the late Harry Newell of Windsor Locks, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2014 at Kimberly Hall Nursing Facility in Windsor. Josephine was born on February 2, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Anthony and Angelina (Imbesi) Signorelli. She had lived in the Hartford area for the past 55 yrs. It was at this time, she began her career at Hartford...
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Leo F. LaRiviere

October 17, 1927 - July 17, 2014

Leo LaRiviere, 86, beloved husband of Jill LaRiviere and longtime resident of South Windsor passed away peacefully on July 17, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born on October 17, 1927 in Pascoag, RI to the late Leo and Millicent (Friery) LaRiviere. He served his country proudly with the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII and the Korean War. Leo was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island...
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Sigurd H. Folstad

February 2, 1940 - July 16, 2014

Sigurd H. Folstad, of Vernon, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the age of 74. He was married to Barbara (Flagg) Folstad. Sig served in the U.S. Army and Army reserves. He worked for United Technologies Fuel Cell division for 34 years. He was an avid sportsman, world traveler, talented musician, black belt champion, avid reader, and deep thinker. Sig loved his family,...
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Theodore Herbert Cooper

March 28, 1935 - July 16, 2014

Theodore ("Ted") Herbert Cooper, 79, of Vernon, beloved husband of Rosalind (Cohen) Cooper, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He was born on March 28, 1935, in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Leon and Fredricka (Turkel) Cooper. He grew up in Brooklyn and later went on to proudly serve his country with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning from the service he...
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Ruby M. Wood

July 26, 1913 - July 15, 2014

Ruby M. Wood, 100, beloved wife of the late Marshall Wood, gently passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at her home in Bloomfield while surrounded by her loving family. Born in Jennings, Louisiana on July 26, 1913, Ruby was a daughter of the late Charles Mayfield and Louise (Bernard) Mayfield. Ruby was one of nine children in the Mayfield family and learned from an early age the value of...
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Michael J. Dubiskas

October 7, 1959 - July 15, 2014

Michael J. Dubiskas, 54, of South Windsor, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Donald and Julia (Michalik) Dubiskas, he grew up and lived in Hartford for many years before moving to South Windsor six years ago. He was a graduate of Bulkeley High School, Class of 1977, and he earned his associates degree from the University of Hartford. ...
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Anna C. Jefski

April 11, 1915 - July 15, 2014

Anna C. Jefski, 99, of Canton, formerly of Granby and the Wilson section of Windsor, beloved wife of the late James Jefski, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Cherry Brook of Canton. She was born April 11, 1915 in Hartford to the late Peter and Louise (Kula) Urban. Before her retirement Anna had worked in the Personnel Department of Aetna for many years. She is survived by her...
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Reginald J. Morin

August 12, 1954 - July 14, 2014

Reginald J. Morin, 59, of South Windsor, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 14, 2014, at his home. He was born on August 12, 1954, in Hartford, the son of Olivette (Poulin) Morin Zieminski and the late Joseph E. Morin. He was a graduate of Glastonbury High School with the class of 1972. Reginald worked for Pegasus Manufacturing in Middletown. He was a free spirit who enjoyed music, traveling...
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Wiliam Floyd, Jr.

December 12, 1923 - July 14, 2014

Deacon William Floyd Jr, 90, of East Hartford, beloved husband of the late Erma R. Floyd passed away peacefully on Monday, July 14, 2014. He was born in Americus, Georgia and was the son of the late William Floyd Sr. and Daisy (Dunlap) Floyd. Deacon Floyd was a faithful member of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, where he was also Treasurer of the senior choir.William served in the United...
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Dorina Mathieu Baptiste

March 12, 1945 - July 14, 2014

Dorina (Mathieu) Baptiste, 69, of Manchester, beloved wife of 50 years to Robert Baptiste, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 14, 2014 at Crestfield Nursing Home in Manchester after a long battle with bone cancer. She was born in New Brunswick, Canada on March 12, 1945, the daughter of Ella (Richard) Mathieu of Ellington, CT, and the late Jules Mathieu. She came to the United States when...
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Rebecca Ramsey

August 26, 1944 - July 14, 2014

Rebecca Ramsey, 69, of Hartford, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014. Born in Rosebud, AL on August 26, 1944 to the late Charles and Virginia C. (Ward) Ramsey. She leaves to mourn her beloved children, son Trevor Ramsey, Hartford, daughters Sabrina Ramsey, Windsor, Kirsten Ramsey, Hartford, Darlene Ramsey (Jimmie Foster) of GA, and Marilyn Ramsey, Hartford; four grandchildren Terrell Harts, Daquan...
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Theresa V. Dell

February 28, 1936 - July 13, 2014

Theresa "Terry" V. Dell, 78, of Granby, beloved wife of the late Carl Kenneth Dell, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Granby. Born in New York, NY on February 28, 1936, daughter of the late Clarence Edward and Mary Victoria (Lozavsky) Peterson, she was raised Hartford and moved to Granby with her family while she was in high school. Terry graduated from Simsbury High School with the Class...
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Wayne F. Smith

December 16, 1959 - July 12, 2014

Wayne Frederick Smith (Tootie), 54, of Hartford and Avon, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Warren and Muriel (Mitchell) Smith. Wayne graduated from A.I. Prince Technical High School and was a machinist for Apex Machine Tool Company of Farmington and most recently Masterson's Manufacturing of Bloomfield. Wayne was a Jehovah's Witness and believed...
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Elaine A. Coley

July 15, 1938 - July 11, 2014

Elaine A. Coley (Aunt Elaine), 75, of Bloomfield, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014 with family by her side. Elaine was born in Manchester, Jamaica on July 15, 1938. She came to the United State in the 1960's and had retired from the Sheraton Hotel in Hartford. Elaine Coley leaves behind her beloved children, daughter Icilda Wallace and sons Trevor, Orell and Orville. She also leaves behind 12...
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Judith Rugg Ball

January 17, 1941 - July 11, 2014

Judith "Judy" (Rugg) Ball, 73, of Manchester, loving wife of 52 years to Warren C. Ball, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, July 11, 2014 with her friends and family at her side. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Albert and Emily (Gleason) Rugg, she grew up in Belmont, MA, and lived in Ellington for most of her life before moving to Manchester seven years ago....
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Betty J. Carter

March 31, 1946 - July 11, 2014

Betty J. (Williams) Carter, 68, of Bloomfield, beloved wife for 34 years of Nelson Carter, Sr., passed away peacefully on Friday, July 11, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Andalusia, AL on March 31, 1946, daughter of the late Henry and Estelle (Sears) Williams, she was raised in Andalusia, AL and was a graduate of Woodson High School, Class of 1964. After graduating from high school, Betty...
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Loretta C. Barnard

July 2, 1937 - July 11, 2014

Loretta Rae (Cummings) Barnard, 77, of Waterford, passed away peacefully Friday, July 11, 2014 at her home surrounded by family after a prolonged illness. Loretta was born in Hartford, CT, to the late John Cummings and Alicia (Cahill) Cummings. She will always be known for her love of reading, everything Irish and spending time with her family. She is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years...
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John J. Gallagher

August 4, 1962 - July 11, 2014

John J. Gallagher, 51, of East Windsor, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in Boston, MA to the late Robert J. and Helen (Donlan) Gallagher, he lived most of his life in Suffield. John enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoes and working outside. He loved to garden and assisted everyone in his apartment complex to grow their own vegetables. He will be...
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Walter Dick Bennett LCDR, USN

March 16, 1933 - July 10, 2014

Walter Dick Bennett, LCDR, U.S.N. (Ret.), 81, of Ellington, loving husband of 56 years to Janet (Freeman) Bennett, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Signal Hill City, California, he was the son of the late Perez Nathaniel and Mary Jane (Tullis) Bennett. His father was a minister and the family lived in many towns in the states of New Mexico, California,...
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Matilda A. Meyer

April 6, 1919 - July 9, 2014

Matilda A. (Kruelski) Meyer, 95, beloved wife of the late Frank Meyer, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Seabury Retirement Community in Bloomfield. Matilda was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 6, 1919 to the late Anthony and Frances Kruelski. Before settling at Seabury, she had been a longtime resident of Branford, CT and was employed with Union Carbide in the administrative...
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Ruth J. Frazier

September 9, 1930 - July 9, 2014

Ruth J. Frazier, 83, of East Windsor, CT, formerly of Windsor and Hartford, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Ruthie was born in Springfield, MA on September 9, 1930 to the late William B. and Dorothy Hayes Jackson II, however, she was brought up in Suffield, CT. She graduated from the Suffield High School in 1949 and had many lasting lifelong friends from her...
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Arthur J. Morelli

October 26, 1923 - July 9, 2014

Arthur Joseph Morelli, 90, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of Anna M. Morelli, peacefully passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at his home. He was born in Hartford on October 26, 1923, son of the late Joseph and Helen (Carani) Morelli, and attended Bulkeley High School in Hartford. Arthur was one of the first of Hartford's young men to be drafted into military service in February of 1943. He...
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Bernard F. Driscoll

August 27, 1926 - July 9, 2014

Bernard Francis Driscoll, 87, beloved husband of Lori (Mancuso) Driscoll, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at his home in West Hartford. Bernie was born August 27, 1926 in Holyoke, MA to the late Frank and Ida (Melanson) Driscoll. He entered the U.S. Army when he was seventeen and served his country honorably in the Philippines, specifically in Gen. Douglas MacArthur's...
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Marie L. Parker

April 12, 1932 - July 9, 2014

Marie L Parker, devoted wife, beloved mother, adoring grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully on July 9th 2014 surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. The daughter of Lodia & Harold Fryer. Marie was born on April 12th, 1932 in Willimantic Ct and lived most of her life in the Broad Brook section of East Windsor, CT. Marie was predeceased by her husband George W...
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Jerome C. Robinson

September 23, 1947 - July 8, 2014

Jerome C. Robinson, 66, of Hartford, beloved husband for 33 years of Sherry (Guilford) Robinson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford. Born and raised in Ocala, FL to the late Wilie G. Allen Sr. and Eartha (Robinson) Allen, he graduated from Howard High School, Ocala, FL class of '66 and had been a Hartford resident for over 40 years. Jerome served...
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Trevor Hernandez

July 13, 1959 - July 8, 2014

Trevor Hernandez, 54, of Windsor, devoted companion and friend of Allyson J. Emmanuel of Windsor, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. He was born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad on July 13, 1959, the youngest of four children of Francis Lezama and Pauline Hernandez of Trinidad and the beloved step-son of the late Frederick Thongs of Trinidad who raised him from...
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Jean Allen Bissett

March 4, 1945 - July 8, 2014

Jean Allen Bissett, 69, of Windsor Locks formerly of Colchester, peacefully passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Kindred Healthcare in Windsor. He was born in Sacramento, CA on March 4, 1945, son of the late Jean Clark Bissett and Glenna Mary (Curry) Bissett, and lived for a number of years in Fair Oaks, CA before moving to Connecticut. After graduation from Fair Oaks High School, Jean enlisted...
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Carman Samuels

July 8, 2014 - July 8, 2014

Carman F. Samuels, 81, of Bloomfield, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 at Alexandria Manor in Bloomfield. In 1932 on Christmas Day, Carman was born in Hanover, Jamaica to the late George Samuels and Vivian (Brown) Samuels. He immigrated to the United States in 1971 settling in Hartford. He was an outgoing and social man who always had a smile on his face and a song in his heart. Carman was a...
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Freida E. Cole

March 26, 1956 - July 7, 2014

On March 26, 1956 our most high Lord Jesus Christ sent into this world a most compassionate, beautiful and faithful servant Evangelist Freida Cole. Evangelist Cole was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Fuller Calhoun Jr. and Gladys Jackson. On July 7, 2014 she was called home. Evangelist Cole always recognized the value of education. She graduated from Hartford High School, obtained a...
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Barbara Labasha Jenkins

April 27, 1927 - July 7, 2014

Barbara Labasha Jenkins, 87, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 7, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas E. Jenkins. Barbara was born in Grenada, Mississippi on April 27, 1927, daughter of the late Hudie and Earnest (Edwards) Rosemond. She attended elementary school in Dell, Arkansas and high school...
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Ellen Elfreda DeBeatham

January 24, 1922 - July 6, 2014

Ellen Elfreda DeBeatham, 92, of Windsor passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Ellen was born on January 24, 1922 in Orange Hill, Browns Town St. Ann, Jamaica to the late Carlton and Drucilla Brown. Ellen was predeceased by her loving husband Wilfred Brooks DeBeatham and her only son Winston Glanville DeBeatham. She leaves to cherish her memories her...
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Kenneth Matthew Miller

October 19, 1976 - July 6, 2014

Kenneth Matthew Miller, 37, beloved son of Raymond and Beverly Miller, passed away on July 6, 2014. Born October 19th, 1976 in Hartford, Ken grew up in South Windsor where the activities he participated in included Cub Scouts, playing Little League baseball for several years as a pitcher, and was a member of the South Windsor High School track and cross country teams. During these years he...
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David Riopel

March 4, 1965 - July 5, 2014

David Riopel, 49, of Vernon, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at his home. Born in Hartford, the son of Teresa (Arnini) Riopel of Vernon and the late Donald Riopel, he grew up and lived in Vernon for most of his life. He was a graduate of Rockville High School. He was employed in Food Services at Rockville General Hospital for many years. He thought of his co-workers as his extended...
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Richard James Walters

June 8, 1933 - July 5, 2014

Richard James Walters, age 81, of Bloomfield, beloved husband for seven years of Annette (Moreau) Maher Walters died on July 5, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Newington, he was the son of the late Gilbert C. and Ann (Luby) Walters. He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years Nancy Quinlan Walters and an infant son, James, as well as Annette's son, William. Richard had been an officer...
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Concielin Hanlan

September 7, 1925 - July 3, 2014

Concielin (Clarke) Hanlan, 88, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Leslie N. Hanlan, Sr., passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 after a brief illness. Concielin was born in Belvedere, Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica, W.I. on September 7, 1925, daughter of the late George Clarke and Rosalyn (Shakes) Clarke, and came to the United States in 1968. She and her husband settled in Hartford and faithfully...
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Brian Omar Bassaragh

December 1, 1986 - July 3, 2014

Brian Omar Bassaragh was born to Beulah and Dennis Bassaragh on December 1, 1986 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Brian spent his early years in Bloomfield, CT, where he attended Laurel Elementary school until the third grade. He later moved to Simsbury, CT where he attended Squadron Line Elementary School, Henry James Middle and Simsbury High Schools. During his high school...
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Michael F. Mikulske

October 13, 1969 - July 3, 2014

Michael F. Mikulske, 44, of East Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Born in Hartford to Gerald and Patricia (Mossey) Mikulske, he is also survived by his sisters Jerilyn Mikulske and Anne Marie Truhan and her husband Christopher. He was predeceased by his infant son Michael Mikulske. Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
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Elizabeth Ann Grotton

March 22, 1942 - July 3, 2014

Elizabeth "Betty" Ann (Robb) Grotton, 72, beloved wife of Gerald "Jerry" Grotton for nearly 51 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 3, 2014, after a fierce battle with pulmonary fibrosis and cancer. Betty was born on March 22, 1942 in Manchester to Willard and Ann (Sacherek) Robb. She grew up there until her family moved to Mansfield Center while she was attending high school. Betty...
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Eric Hodge

February 26, 1953 - July 2, 2014

Eric L. Hodge, 61, of Hartford passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 in Bloomfield. He was born in Hartford on February 26, 1953 and was a lifelong Hartford area resident. Eric was considered by his family as very loving, outgoing and charismatic. He leaves to cherish his memories his loving mother, Gloria (Weaver) Holloway of Bloomfield; a son, Alex Hodge of Hartford; three brothers...
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Julie Jean Bazzano

May 27, 1921 - July 2, 2014

Julie Jean (Strano) Bazzano, 93, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of Louis Michael Bazzano for 32 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Vibra Hospital in Springfield, MA. Born in Hartford on May 27, 1921, daughter of the late Frank and Angelina (Crocitti) Strano, she was raised in Hartford, was a graduate of Weaver High School, Class of 1942, and had lived in Bloomfield and been...
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Joseph Edward Kleszczynski

September 4, 1928 - July 2, 2014

Joseph Edward Kleszczynski, 85, of West Hartford, beloved husband for 60 years of Mary Christa (Wilusz) Kleszczynski, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Jakubowice, Poland on September 4, 1928, son of the late Jozef Franciszek and Bronislawa (Sopinska) Kleszczynski, he was raised in Poland and had lived in Italy and England before immigrating to the United...
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Diane Sideravage

September 4, 1947 - July 1, 2014

Diane Sideravage, 66, of Agawam, MA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. She was born in Springfield, MA on September 4, 1947, daughter of the late Justin and Marguerite (Buiniskas) Sideravage, and grew up in Enfield. Diane later moved to Agawam where she resided until her passing. Diane cherished the time she spent with her children and...
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Christine Collette Moreau

March 18, 1949 - July 1, 2014

Christine (Collette) Moreau, 65, of Vernon, a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Hartford Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of the late Eric and Yvonne (Richard) Collette, she grew up in Hartford and lived in Ellington before moving to Vernon in 2001. Prior to her...
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Raymond B. Trusch

August 16, 1934 - July 1, 2014

Raymond B. Trusch, 79, of South Windsor, beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Hughes) Trusch, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born on August 16, 1934 in Queens, NY, son of the late Nicholas P. and Marie C. (Shanahan) Trusch. Raymond graduated from John Adams High School in 1952, City College of New York in 1957, and obtained...
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Robert N. Deming

March 19, 1964 - July 1, 2014

Robert N. Deming, Jr., 50, beloved husband to Sarah J. O'Connor of Windsor, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Bob was born in Winsted on March 19, 1964, son of the late Robert Newman Deming and Joann (Vinton) Deming, and grew up in Colebrook. He was a graduate of Northwestern Regional School Number 7 High School and received his bachelor's degree in English...
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Joseph H. Bertram

August 8, 1919 - June 30, 2014

Joseph Henry Bertram, age 94, of Key Largo, Florida, and Avon, Connecticut, died June 30, 2014, at his home in Florida. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Rita Bertram, in 2009. Born in Philadelphia, PA on August 8, 1919, he was the son of the late Flora and George Bertram of Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Northeast High School in 1937, and studied engineering at the University of...
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Shelton A. Johnson

May 3, 1991 - June 29, 2014

Shelton A. Johnson, 23, of Manchester, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. He was born May 3, 1991 in Hartford to Peter A. Johnson and Bridgette Johnson. He is also survived by his brothers, sisters, grandparents and many other relatives and friends. A Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 12, 10 a.m. at the Mt. Carmel Church of...
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Theresa Marie Wadsworth

March 28, 1951 - June 29, 2014

Theresa Marie (Bolduc) previously Gyngell, Wadsworth, 63, of Windsor Locks, Granby, CT and most recently Virginia, passed away on Sunday, (June 29, 2014) at home. Born in Hartford on March 28, 1951, daughter of the late Albert O. Bolduc and Marguerite (Murphy) Mongeau, she was raised in both Simsbury and Granby and had spent most of her life in the area prior to her recent move to Virginia with...
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Diane Harrison Sutherland

May 18, 1945 - June 29, 2014

Diane (Harrison) Sutherland, 69, of Vernon, a beloved mother, grandmother and sister, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Vernon, the daughter of the late Russell and Mary Jean (Miller) Harrison, she had lived most of her life in Vernon. Prior to her retirement, Diane was an x-ray/nuclear medicine technician at Rockville General Hospital for many years. She was a...
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John Robert DaMotta

October 31, 1959 - June 29, 2014

John Robert DaMotta, 54, of Simsbury, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at his home. Born in Watertown, NY on October 31, 1959, son of Joseph Roger DaMotta and Jeanne M. Dube of East Granby, he was raised in East Granby and was a graduate of East Granby High School, Class of 1977. After graduation, John entered a machinist apprenticeship program at Ensign-Bickford in Simsbury. ...
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Henry A. Hurst, Jr.

March 31, 1927 - June 29, 2014

Henry A. "Harry" Hurst Jr., 87, of Enfield, formerly of Suffield, beloved husband of Elaine (Warzenski) Hurst, died peacefully on Sunday, June 29, 2014, surrounded by his family. Harry was born in Chicopee Falls, MA, son of the late Henry A. and Maude (LaValley) Hurst. Harry grew up in Springfield, MA and served our country during WWII with the U.S. Navy. He worked for the Bassett Boat Company,...
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Richard Sinicrope

June 1, 1946 - June 29, 2014

Richard Sinicrope, 68, of Ellington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at his home. Born in Hartford to the late Joseph S. and Mary (Chordis) Sinicrope, he was raised in and lived in Hartford until moving to Ellington almost 20 years ago. Richard loved automobiles, collecting car books and car models, and was an avid NY Yankees fan. He enjoyed social activities with the residents of...
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Lenora Russell

December 13, 1953 - June 28, 2014

Lenora (McHenry) Russell, 60, of Bloomfield, wife of John Russell passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Lenora was born on December 13, 1953 in Bluefield, West Virginia to the late Napoleon and Ossie (Jones) McHenry. Lenora was raised in Long Beach, Long Island and received her education there and furthered her education at Long Island University with a...
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Constance R. Bouchard

September 7, 1927 - June 28, 2014

Constance R. (Caron) Bouchard, 86, of Glastonbury, beloved wife of the late Armand Bouchard, died peacefully on Saturday June 28, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. She was born on September 7, 1927, in Lewiston, ME, daughter of the late Joseph and Eva (Viloudry) Caron. Constance grew up in Maine, was married to Armand in 1946 and together they settled in Lebanon, CT. She worked for the J.J. Newbury...
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James John Lattanzio, Sr.

December 20, 1920 - June 26, 2014

James John Lattanzio Sr., born Vincent Lattanzio, 93, of Rockville, CT, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Kimberly Hall Care Center, Windsor. Born December 20, 1920 in East Hartford, CT, he was a son to the late John and Serafina (DeMarzio) Lattanzio. He was a veteran of WWII, serving his country proudly for 21 months in both Hawaii and Japan with the U.S. Army. He was part of...
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Carole M. Fasick

June 10, 1930 - June 26, 2014

Carole M. Fasick, 84, of Windsor, beloved wife of Robert C. Fasick, Sr., passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014. Born in Long Grove, Iowa, daughter of the late Theophiel and Maria (Elegeer) DePaepe, she had lived in Windsor 28 years. She was an active member of the Poquonock Community Church where she participated in the Annual Strawberry Supper. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting. Besides her...
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Cynthia Godfrey

October 15, 1937 - June 25, 2014

Cynthia (Burbank) Godfrey, 76, of Farmington, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died at home Wednesday, June 25, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Loren Godfrey; four children: Kim Godfrey of Barrington, RI; Dr. Loren Godfrey, Jr. and his wife Sandy of Kinnelon, NJ; Helen Godfrey of Reno, NV; and Neil Godfrey of Farmington; and 10 grandchildren. She was born Cynthia...
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Maude G. Kwak

May 16, 1923 - June 25, 2014

Maude G. (Goff) Kwak, 91, of South Windsor, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014 peacefully at home. Born in Cornwallville, NY, daughter of the late Eugene W. Goff and Laura M. White. She was predeceased by her brothers, Reginald, Victor and Emery Goff. She leaves her loving husband of 48 years, Konyong J. Kwak, and her beloved poodle, Buddy Boy; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and...
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Edward J. Schworm

September 10, 1973 - June 24, 2014

Edward J. Schworm "EJ", 40, of East Hartford, beloved husband of Nanette (Shaw) Schworm and loving father to Cheyenne and Joshua, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at home. He was born on September 10, 1973, in Manchester, CT, the son of Eileen (O'Neill) Verny and the late Edward W. Schworm. EJ grew up in South Windsor and was a graduate of East Catholic High School with the Class of...
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Jose Luis Delgado

June 23, 2014

Jose Luis Delgado, 43, of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 23, 2014. Born in Hartford to Nereida (Vasquez) Delgado and the late Pablo Delgado, he lived most of his life in Hartford. Luis, as he was known, was passionate about enjoying life with his family and friends. He loved to socialize and was known for his happy, light-hearted personality. He will be dearly missed by all...
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Rosa L. Taylor

April 16, 1923 - June 23, 2014

Rosa L. Taylor, 91, of Marlborough, beloved wife of the late James Taylor, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 23, 2014. Born in Leesburg, GA to the late Robert Samilton and Clara Adams-Williams, she was educated in the Lee County school system and has been a resident of Marlborough since 1962. She attended Albany State College in Albany, GA majoring in elementary education. An active member...
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Romualda Pryjmaczuk

September 8, 1928 - June 23, 2014

Romualda "Roma" (Jurski) Pryjmaczuk, 85, of Bristol, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 23, 2014 after a brief illness. Born in Poland on September 8, 1928, daughter of the late Tomasz and Jadwiga (Filipkowski) Jurski, she had lived in Poland before immigrating to the United States and settling in Hartford in 1964. Roma moved with her family to Wethersfield in 1974 and then to Newington in...
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Katherine M. Heath

March 4, 1923 - June 22, 2014

Katherine "Katy" Mary (Potanka) Heath, 91, peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior on the beautiful, sunny morning of Sunday, June 22, 2014. She was born to the late Andrew and Victoria (Pavelçak) Potanka on March 4, 1923 in Unionville, CT, where she spent her childhood years and made many lifelong friends. After graduating from Farmington High School in 1941, Katy married...
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Getrude T. Jackson

April 29, 1929 - June 21, 2014

Gertrude (Reaves) Jackson, 85, the wife of Charles Jackson, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 21, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Gertrude was born in Trenton, NJ to the late Thaddeus Reaves and the late Lena (Peterson) Reaves on April 29, 1929. Two months after her birth, the family moved to Connecticut, where she spent the rest of her life. She spent her earlier years in East Hartford and then...
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Joseph T. Miffitt

September 5, 1915 - June 21, 2014

Joseph T. Miffitt, 98, of Ellington, loving husband of 76 years to the late Mary (McCormack) Miffitt (April 1, 2014), passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 21, 2014 with his family at his side. Born in Rockville, the son of the late Frank and Dora (Green) Miffitt, he grew up in Tolland and lived in Rockville before moving to Ellington over 65 years ago. He was a communicant of St...
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Rolland Romeo Cote, Sr.

October 25, 1923 - June 21, 2014

Rolland Romeo Cote, Sr. 90, of Manchester, devoted husband of 13 years to Georgette (Lawrence) Cote, and predeceased by his beloved wife of 56 years, Joan MaryJean Juliette (Soucie) Cote, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Rolland was born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada on October 25, 1923, the son of Belone and Febrenie (Durpos) Cote, he had lived in Manchester the last 63 years. ...
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Doris M. Richard

February 13, 1923 - June 20, 2014

Doris M. Richard, 91, of Vernon, affectionately known as "Mèmère" to many, passed away peacefully Friday, June 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. Born February 13, 1923 in Lowell, MA, she was a daughter to the late Gedeon and Hermina (Grenier) Bedard. She was an avid bowler for many years, and enjoyed her frequent trips to Las Vegas. Her true passion, however, was spending time with her...
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Anibal Negron

September 16, 1942 - June 20, 2014

Anibal Negron, 71 of Hartford, beloved husband of 51 years to Sarah Negron, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at Aurora Senior Living of New Britain. Born in Puerto Rico on September 16, 1942 to the late Carlos and Isabel (Mendez) Negron, Anibal came to the United States in the early sixties and settled in Hartford. He was a member of St. Peter's Church and worked in the maintenance department...
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Reginald Vaughn Anderson

February 23, 1973 - June 20, 2014

Reginald Vaughn Anderson, 41, of South Windsor, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at Hughes Health and Rehabilitation Center in West Hartford after waging a courageous two-year battle against Glioblastoma. Beloved son of Thelma N. Anderson of West Hartford, Reggie was born in Hartford on February 23, 1973 and graduated from South Windsor High School, Class of 1991. Upon graduation he attended...
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William E. Powell

March 29, 1922 - June 20, 2014

POWELL. William E. Powell, 92, of Windsor, beloved husband of 57 years to the late Mary (Pilonero) Powell passed away Friday, June 20, 2014. Born March 29, 1922 in North Adams, MA, son of the late Alfred and Carrie (Bigelow) Powell he grew up in North Adams before moving to Windsor in 1955. After high school he worked for Pratt & Whitney but when WWII broke out, he joined the U.S. Army who sent...
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John E. Alexander III

November 22, 1946 - June 18, 2014

John E. Alexander, III, 67, of Avon, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Born in Lancaster, PA, Nov 22, 1946, he was the beloved son of the late John E. and Mary (Leibig) Alexander, Jr. He lived in South Windsor many years. John attended Temple University and graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Chemistry. He worked as a...
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John A. Backus

July 20, 1935 - June 18, 2014

John A. Backus, 78, of West Stafford, died on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at home, surrounded by his family, he leaves the love of his life, of 40 yrs., Michele (Paul) Backus. He was born on July 20, 1935, in South Windsor, CT, son of the late Adam and Elizabeth (Zorskis) Backus. John was a graduate of Cheney Technical High School in Manchester. He worked as an electrician throughout his career...
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Austin Peter Tautkus

September 28, 1995 - June 18, 2014

Austin Peter Tautkus, 18, of Ellington, CT., died Wednesday, June 18th of injuries suffered in a tragic accident in Suffield. Austin, a rising sophomore at Western Connecticut State University, lived in Ellington with his parents, Elizabeth and Keith Tautkus. At Western, Austin was majoring in Business and played on the Colonials' Bowl winning football team on which he was a wide receiver. He...
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Evadney Lee" W. Plummer

June 18, 2014 - June 18, 2014

Evadney "Lee" Plummer, 86, of Bloomfield, wife of the late Joseph J. Plummer, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014. Evadney was born in Jamaica, daughter of the late Harry and Ambrozine Tai. She had lived in Bloomfield over 36 years. She retired after working over 20 years with the Travelers Insurance Co. Lee was a devoted member of St. Justin's Church, Hartford. She leaves five sons, Michael Hue,...
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Margaret E. Cosgrove

June 13, 1918 - June 17, 2014

Margaret Edna Cosgrove, 96, of Granby and Colchester, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Apple Rehabilitation of Colchester. She was born in East Hartford on June 13, 1918, daughter of the late James M. Gorman and Laura E. (Morse) Gorman, and graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1937. Peg married John Francis Cosgrove on January 24, 1942 and the happy couple shared 66 blessed years...
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Raymond A. Gaudet

July 12, 1927 - June 16, 2014

Raymond A. Gaudet, 86, of South Windsor, beloved husband of the late Leslie (Mahon) Gaudet, died peacefully on Monday, June 16, 2014 at a local convalescent home. He was born on July 12, 1927, in North Providence, RI, the son of the late Armand and Rose (Chassin) Gaudet. Raymond served our country four years during WWII with the United States Marine Corps as infantry assault demolition and...
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Zarold Nels Peterson

August 9, 1927 - June 16, 2014

Zarold Nels Peterson, 86, of Vernon, beloved husband of 58 years to Evelyn (Long) Peterson, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 at Rockville General Hospital. Born in Pingree, North Dakota, the son of the late Martin and Lucy (Rosemore) Peterson, he grew up in North Dakota and California, and he lived in East Hartford before moving to Vernon 55 years ago. He proudly served his country in the U...
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Benedetta Vicenzo

December 5, 1913 - June 16, 2014

Benedetta (Cusano) Vicenzo, 100, of Atria Greenridge Place, Rocky Hill, beloved wife of the late Michele Vicenzo, died peacefully on Monday, June 16, 2014, at Middlesex Health Care in Middletown. She was born on December 5, 1913, in Sepino, Campobasso, Italy, daughter of the late Luigi and Marianna(Cusano)Cusano. Benedetta grew up in Italy, was married at age 19 and immigrated the U.S. at age...
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Edward T. Grant

July 21, 1925 - June 16, 2014

Edward T. Grant, 88, of Granby, died on Monday, June 16, 2014, with his wife of 67 years, Eleanor and his family by his side. He was born in Unionville, CT at home on July 21, 1925 to the late Edward and Agnes Grant. He attended school in Unionville and joined the Army in March, 1944. He fought in France and Germany with the Third Armored Division under General Patton and was a member of the...
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