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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

Joseph W. Bycenski

June 18, 1932 - July 3, 2015

BYCENSKI. Joseph Walter Bycenski, 83, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of Dorothy (Gaj) Bycenski passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Born June 18, 1932 in Windsor Locks son of the late Joseph and Catherine Bycenski he lived in Windsor Locks most of his life. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War, after the war he owned and operated Gay Tool &...
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John Libratore

March 9, 1918 - July 2, 2015

John Libratore, 97, of Stuart, FL and formerly of Windsor Locks, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015. Born in Hartford, son of the late Samuel and Vencenza (Mariani) Libratore, he was raised in Bloomfield, graduated from Bloomfield High School, and lived most of his life in Windsor Locks. John proudly served in the US Navy during W.W. II. He was employed by Kaman Aerospace before retiring and was...
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Mary Jane Previtali

May 18, 1923 - July 2, 2015

Mary Jane (Goggin) Previtali, 92, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Alexander L. Previtali, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2015, surrounded by her family at The Suffield House. Born on May 18, 1923 in Hartford to the late David F. and Rose (Grosso) Goggin, she was raised in Hartford and attended Weaver High School. Mary Jane worked at Factory Insurance Company in Hartford. She moved to...
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Jean H. Jantzen

December 22, 1921 - July 2, 2015

Jean H. Jantzen, 93, of Vernon, devoted wife to Henry J. Jantzen, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 2, 2015 at home. Born December 22, 1921 in Washington, D.C., she was a daughter to the late Michael and Edna (Hicks) Dorchak. In addition to her husband of nearly 65 years, Henry, she is survived by her daughter Patricia Abo and her husband, Richard; grandchildren Megan, Kristine and Eric;...
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Harry Michael Gorman

August 31, 1928 - July 2, 2015

Harry Michael Gorman, 86, of Windsor Locks, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 31, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY, one of three sons of the late Harry and Margaret (Glynn) Gorman. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, Grace (Lawlor) Gorman and a son, Harry Matthew. He attended St. Francis Prep High School in Brooklyn where...
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Brian D. Rabbett

October 11, 1959 - June 30, 2015

Brian D. Rabbett, 64, of Broad Brook, beloved husband of Jean (Babcock) Rabbett, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Renaissance Manor in Westfield, MA. He was born October 11, 1950 in Hartford to the late Andrew and Hazel (Broderick) Rabbett. Brian had a fantastic sense of humor, loved a good joke and everyone loved the funny faces he could make. He loved fishing but most...
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James K. Logan

September 11, 1945 - June 30, 2015

James K. Logan, 69, beloved husband of 44 years to Diane (Donaldson) Logan passed peacefully at the Connecticut Hospice Center on June 30, 2015. Jim was born and raised in Hartford. He owned and operated Door's Systems and Service of Wethersfield and had retired from Omar Coffee in Newington. Jim will be remembered as a hardworking man and for the love of his pets. He leaves his wife Diane, his...
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Marianna Zadrozny

June 9, 1938 - June 28, 2015

Marianna Zadrozny, 77, of East Berlin, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at New Britain General Hospital. Born in Piasecznia, Poland on June 9, 1938, daughter of the late Stanislaw and Jozefa (Deptula) Zadrozny, she had lived in Poland before immigrating the United States with her family in 1967. Marianna and her family settled in Hartford and she later moved to South Windsor...
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Julie M. Stiles

November 6, 1916 - June 28, 2015

Julie M. Stiles, 98, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Frederick Hallett Stiles, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the Saint Mary Home in West Hartford. Born in Stafford Springs to the late Patrick and Catherine (Callahan) Murray, she was raised in Stafford Springs and has been a Bloomfield resident for over 65 years. Julie earned her bachelor's degree in Library Science...
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Susan Hurwitz Engelson

October 20, 1949 - June 28, 2015

Susan (Hurwitz) Engelson, 65, of Vernon, beloved wife of 41 years to David A. Engelson, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Meyer and Mary (Indursky) Hurwitz, she grew up and lived in Colchester, Columbia and South Windsor before moving to Vernon eleven years ago. She was a graduate of Bacon Academy in Colchester. Susan was a graduate of...
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Audrey E. Wexelman

July 26, 1969 - June 27, 2015

Audrey E. Wexelman, 45, of Ellington, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Rockville General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Manchester, the daughter of Mortimer Wexelman of Ellington and the late Lois (Magdefrau) Wexelman, she was a lifelong resident of Ellington. Audrey was a graduate of Ellington High School, Class of 1987. She was previously employed...
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Adam Michael Riendeau

September 20, 1993 - June 26, 2015

Adam Michael Riendeau, 21, of Stafford Springs, beloved son of Karl and Debra (Horn) Riendeau of Ashford, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 26, 2015 at his home. Born in Tolland, Adam grew up and lived in Ashford before moving to Stafford Springs three years ago. He was a 2012 graduate of E. O. Smith High School. Adam enjoyed working part time with his father and his brother at Riendeau &...
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Raymond Buckland, Sr.

January 1, 1928 - June 25, 2015

Raymond Buckland, Sr., 87, of Coventry and formerly of Windsor, beloved husband for 51 years of the late Dolores Rita (Vozzolo) Buckland, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Glastonbury. Born in Hartford on January 1, 1928, son of the late Howard and Margaret (Borah) Buckland, he was raised in Hartford and had lived in Windsor and Charlestown, RI for most of his life before...
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Felicia Ann Castellani

January 14, 1932 - June 24, 2015

Felicia Ann (Kancler) Castellani, 83, of Avon, wife of the late Anthony J. Castellani, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Born in Glastonbury, daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Lankrage) Kancler, she was raised there and graduated from Glastonbury High School. Felicia moved to Avon 60 years ago after her marriage to Anthony J. Castellani and was an avid golfer and member of the 18 Hole...
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Janice A. Amidon

May 22, 1937 - June 24, 2015

Janice Ann (Mahoney) Amidon, 78, of Granby, passed away June 24, 2015, at home with family members at her side, following a courageous battle with COPD. The daughter of H. Francis and Arlene Mahoney, Jan was born in Springfield, VT, on May 22, 1937. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1955, and from Colby Junior College in New London, NH, in 1957. She received her Associate Degree in...
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Ruth Marshall Milkey

June 9, 1925 - June 24, 2015

Ruth Marshall Milkey, 90, of Granby, beloved wife for 62 years of Robert King Milkey, D.V.M., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. Born in West Haven on June 9, 1925, daughter of the late Guy and Marion (Werner) Marshall, she lived in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts while growing up and graduated as the Valedictorian of her high school...
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Pearline Joyce Dent

June 27, 1954 - June 23, 2015

Pearline Joyce Dent, 60, of East Hartford, beloved wife for 25 years of Linford Llewellyn Dent, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Hartford Hospital. Born in St. Catherine, Jamaica, W.I., on June 27, 1954, daughter of the late Herman Edwards and Maud Taylor, she was raised in Darby, England before moving to the United States 26 years ago. Pearline lived in Hartford for 16...
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Kenneth Kirkland

January 26, 1963 - June 23, 2015

Overwhelming love for family describes Kenneth "Ken" Kirkland, 52, who transitioned to his heavenly home on June 23, 2015. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God sustained him and ultimately gave him peace. The steps of a good man are ordained by the Lord: and He delighteth in his ways (Psalm 37:23). Kenneth Kirkland was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on January 26, 1963, to...
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Clifford E. Gerbe

August 4, 1935 - June 23, 2015

Clifford "Cliff" E. Gerbe, 79, of Tavares, FL and formerly of Jensen Beach, FL, Windsor and Windsor Locks, CT passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 with his best friend and love of his life for almost 29 years, Barbara A. (Goodman) Gerbe, by his side. Born in New Haven, son of the late Clifford and Anna (Doyle) Gerbe, he was raised in Hamden, graduating from Hamden High School in 1953 and received...
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David F. Burk

November 30, 1944 - June 23, 2015

David F. Burk, 70, of North Granby, beloved husband of Janet (Skirchak) Burk, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at his home. Born in Hartford to the late Frank and Joanne (Sawicki) Burk, he was raised in Simsbury, graduated from Simsbury High School and has been a resident of Granby for almost 38 years. David served his country proudly with the US Army and joined the Simsbury...
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Jean Marie Pottinger

September 16, 1936 - June 22, 2015

Jean Marie Pottinger, 78, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 22, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Steve Isaac and Margaret A. Stewart. She worked for Project Concern and St. Francis Hospital Medical Library. She was a transportation advocate, member of the Hartford Griffin Line Corridor Advisory Committee (1992-1998); Greater...
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Beatrice Romaine Krappa Crane

May 13, 1925 - June 21, 2015

Beatrice "Bea" Romaine (Krappa) Crane, 90, of Vernon and formerly of Waterbury, wife of the late Roderick "Roddy" Crane, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 21, 2015 surrounded by her four children. "She was with us when we took our first breaths and we were with her when she took her last." She was born to Adam and Mary (Marcinko) Krappa, on May 13th, 1925 in Duryea, PA. She was the oldest...
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Alphonse V. Reale

August 5, 1971 - June 19, 2015

Alphonse V. Reale, 43, of Barrington, RI passed away unexpectedly on Friday June 19, 2015 at his home. He was born in North Adams, MA and was raised by his parents Richard and Gwen (Bisson) Reale in Enfield and Lebanon, CT and has been a resident of Barrington for the last two years. Alphonse earned his Bachelor's Degree in Illustration at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and worked as a...
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Derek Creighton Quigley

January 9, 1983 - June 19, 2015

Derek Creighton Quigley, 32, of Tariffville, beloved husband and best friend of Ariana (Leng) Quigley and loving father of Ryder Charles Quigley, sadly passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford on January 9, 1983, son of Marion (Creighton) Quigley and the late Kenneth Quigley, he was raised in Simsbury and was a graduate of Simsbury High School, Class of 2001...
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Jacob Psutka

March 23, 1919 - June 19, 2015

Jacob Psutka, 96, of East Granby, beloved husband for 67 years of the late Janina (Duch) Psutka, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Maleniska, Poland on March 23, 1919, son of the late Jozef and Karolina (Shwartz) Psutka, he had lived in Poland before immigrating to the United States in 1947. During World War II, Jacob fought with the Polish...
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Margaret Connolly

November 18, 1933 - June 19, 2015

Margaret "Peggy" (Brennan) Connolly, 81, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Thomas Connolly, died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Ireland to the late Peter and Bridget (Smith) Brennan. Peggy emigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1958. She spent the majority of her time in East Hartford and moved to South Windsor in 2007. She was a parishioner of Saint...
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James W. Jorgensen

January 19, 1934 - June 18, 2015

James "Jim" W. Jorgensen, 81, of Enfield, passed peacefully on Thursday, June 18, 2015, after a short illness. He is survived by his mother, Sarah Jorgensen Hall, wife, Judy A. Jorgensen, daughter, Lynne Jorgensen, brother, Howard (Martha) Jorgensen, grandsons, Jay (Jen) Jorgensen, William (Amy) Jorgensen, six great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his...
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Nancy Jalbert

May 7, 1956 - June 18, 2015

Nancy Waller (McGugan) Jalbert of Windsor, beloved wife of David Jalbert, died peacefully at Hartford Hospital on June 18, 2015. She was born May 7, 1956 in New London, the daughter of Robert and Sonia (Levko) McGugan and grew up in Wethersfield, graduating from Wethersfield High School. Nancy earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Special Education from Central Connecticut State University....
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Joseph Ernest Schoen

November 14, 1935 - June 17, 2015

Joseph Ernest Schoen, 79, of Ellington, formerly of South Windsor, beloved husband of the late Marilyn (Cox) Schoen, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Manchester Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born on November 14, 1935 in Hartford, CT, son of the late Joseph and Katherine (Link) Schoen. Joseph grew up in East Hartford, graduated from East Hartford High School...
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Kathryn J. Bienkowski

October 30, 1947 - June 17, 2015

Kathryn (Poulos) Bienkowski 67, beloved wife of John S. Bienkowski of South Windsor, CT passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the home of her daughter in Boston, MA. Born in Hartford, CT to Stephen Poulos and Rosalie (Ravalese) Poulos, she was a lifelong resident of South Windsor before spending her final few years with her cherished daughter Janet N. Bienkowski in South Boston,...
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William Alden Blatchley

July 20, 1928 - June 16, 2015

Mr. William A. Blatchley passed away June 16, 2015 at The Villages of Buckland Court in South Windsor, CT. He leaves his son William A. Blatchley, Jr. of Windsor, CT, daughter Pam Livingston of Mansfield Center, CT, four adored grandchildren, and brother Fred Blatchley of Oxford, CT. In honoring his wishes, William's services will be privately held at the convenience of his family. Memorial...
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Timothy D. Johnson

April 7, 1956 - June 16, 2015

Timothy D. Johnson, 59, of Windsor, beloved husband of Cynthia (Nunes) Johnson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hartford to Jeannette (Chrétien) Johnson and the late Raymond Johnson, he was raised in Windsor Locks, graduated from Windsor Locks High School and has been a Windsor resident for over 18 years. Timothy worked...
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Paul Robert Jurgens

February 28, 1924 - June 16, 2015

JURGENS. Paul Robert Jurgens, 91, formerly of Pennsauken, NJ, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in Suffield, CT. Paul was born on February 28, 1924. He is survived by his wife June Eleanor Jurgens (Swavely), and children Paul Robert Jurgens, Jr of Lansdale, PA, Frank William Jurgens of Mystic, CT and Nancy June Leduc of Suffield, CT. He also leaves four grandchildren (Jaime, Jennifer, Julie...
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Rosalie Welch

August 2, 1918 - June 16, 2015

Rosalie (Rafferty) Welch, 96, died peacefully with family at her side at Newington Health Care Center on June 16. She was the widow of Maurice (Bud) Welch who predeceased her in 1965. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of James and Teresa (Wilson) Rafferty. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law – Brian and Susan Welch of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Mark and Patty Welch of...
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Joan H. Moynihan

September 13, 1943 - June 15, 2015

Joan H. (Gagliard) Moynihan, 71, of Avon, beloved wife of Lawrence E. Moynihan, passed away Monday June 15, 2015, surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Norwood, MA, daughter of the late Anthony and Frances (Harkinson) Gagliard, she was raised in Dedham, MA and lived in Avon since 1987. Joan was employed by Office on Main, Farmington until her retirement in 2013. Known for her generous spirit,...
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Pauline Arel Janelle

June 14, 2015

Pauline (Arel) Janelle, 88, of Tolland, wife of the late Lionel "Lyn" Janelle, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Maine, the daughter of the late Ernest and Helena (Guertin) Arel, she grew up in Maine and she moved to Connecticut in 1951 and has lived in Tolland since 1961. She was a communicant of St. Bernard Church in...
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Sophie A. Petkis

February 23, 1919 - June 14, 2015

Sophie A. Petkis, 96, of Windsor, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Collinsville on February 23, 1919, daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Kowalczyk) Koharsic, she was raised in Collinsville before moving to Hartford with her family as a young girl. Sophie attended Hartford Public Schools and graduated from Hartford High School with the Class of 1938. While...
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Dorothy L. Staszko

November 12, 1924 - June 13, 2015

Dorothy L. Staszko, 90, of East Granby, formerly of Suffield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at her home and with her family by her side. She was born November 12, 1924 in Suffield to the late Francis and Albina (Simms) LaFountaine. She had worked for thirty years as a secretary in the Guidance Department of Suffield High School and then ten years with her daughter at Sentry...
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Janice Huebner

June 12, 2015

Janice (Moore) Huebner, 89, formerly of Windsor Locks, CT passed away Friday, June 12, 2015 at Avon Health Care Center. A very independent woman, she lived in her home for 63 years with the help and love of her daughter Heather before moving to Avon. A descendent of the Mayflower, Janice was born in Providence, RI and was the daughter of the late Dr. James S. Moore and Fanny Belle Horton. She...
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Marilyn A. Gilbert

December 3, 1933 - June 10, 2015

Marilyn A. Gilbert, 81, of Granby, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. She was born December 3, 1933 in Hartford to the late Eugene and Cecile (Michaud) Gilbert. A graduate of Hartford Public High School, Marilyn went on to work for many years with Hartford Neighborhood Services as their bookkeeper. In her younger years she was a gifted athlete and had...
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Edward R. Bolling, Jr.

January 3, 1953 - June 10, 2015

Edward R. "Rusty" Bolling, Jr. entered into eternal rest on June 10, 2015 at the age of 62. After bravely facing twelve years of numerous health challenges and medical treatments, Edward leaves this earth victorious and beloved by his family and friends. His memory is forever cherished by his wife, Jennifer C. Bolling and his son and best friend, Edward R. "Eddie" Bolling, III; his mother, Mrs....
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Sharon A. DeVine

June 9, 1948 - June 10, 2015

Sharon A. DeVine, 67 of Stowe, VT, and formerly of Ellington, CT passed away unexpectedly at Hartford Hospital on Wednesday June 10, 2015 after a long illness. She is survived by her loving and caring husband Harold L. DeVine to whom she was married for 34 years. She was born June 9, 1948, in Stafford Springs, CT, the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Rounds. She worked for Standard Register...
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Irene M. Phillips

December 7, 1919 - June 9, 2015

Irene Millicent Phillips 95 beloved wife of the late Joseph Nathaniel Phillips passed away peacefully on June 9, 2015 in Hartford Hospital. Irene was born on December 7, 1919 in Guyana, South America to the late Alice Henry and Hubert Jack. She was a faithful servant of Jehovah Baptized in 1990. Irene leaves to cherish her memory her children Roland Phillips , Eustace Phillips , Seibert Philips...
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Peter Joseph Denisky

September 26, 1931 - June 9, 2015

Peter Joseph Denisky, of Ellington, passed away Tuesday, June 9, surrounded by his loving family after a long illness. He was born September 26, 1931, in Hartford, CT to Panace Denisky and Rose (Hyjek) Denisky. He was a Class of 1950 graduate of Bulkeley High School, in Hartford, CT. Peter was a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran, and was discharged as a Staff Sergeant. He was also a retired...
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Carol Elizabeth Gallagher

September 9, 1929 - June 8, 2015

Carol Elizabeth Gallagher, 85, of West Simbury, beloved wife of the late Richard Michael Gallagher, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 8, 2015, in Simsbury. Born in New York, NY on September 9, 1929, daughter of the late Oswald D. Winter, Sr. and Emma (Muff) Winter, she was raised in Englewood, NJ and had lived in Los Angeles, CA, Cincinnati, OH, and Norfolk, VA before moving to West...
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Joseph C. Vassallo

March 29, 1926 - June 8, 2015

Joseph C. Vassallo, 89, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 08, 2015 at the Kimberly Hall Nursing Facility in Windsor. He leaves his loving wife, Gloria Vassallo, to whom he was married for over 65 years. He is survived by his four sons, John Vassallo of Somers, Robert Vassallo and his wife Nancy of Windsor, Barry Vassallo and his longtime companion Karen of East Windsor, and...
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Julianne Merrell

September 20, 1947 - June 7, 2015

MERRELL. Julianne Merrell, 67, of Suffield, beloved wife of Arthur R. Merrell passed away at home surrounded by her loving family Sunday, June 7, 2015. Born September 20, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY daughter of the late William Taylor, Jr. and Anne (Duda) Taylor. She lived in Suffield all her life. Julie was a teacher for Oliver Ellsworth School in Windsor before retiring. She enjoyed going to the...
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Renee L. Johnson

January 22, 1949 - June 6, 2015

Renee Leona (Paul) Johnson, 66, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. She was born on January 22, 1949 in Louisville, KY to Wilhelmina Paul. She was the eldest of eight children born to her mother. Renee was raised in Jacksonville, FL by her grandmother, Ethel J. Paul. On September 12, 1972 she married David Johnson, Jr. in Springfield, MA....
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Shirley Cameron

December 6, 1925 - June 6, 2015

CAMERON. Shirley Arline (Marten) Cameron, 89, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Ewen L. Cameron passed away at home, Saturday, June 6, 2015. Born December 6, 1925 in Lynn, MA daughter of the late John and Adeline (Francis) Marten. She grew up in Lynn, MA before moving to Bloomfield in 1975. She was employed by Auger Insurance Agency, Salem, MA for 15 years. Shirley was a member of First...
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Hildegard Margarete Hesse

December 20, 1935 - June 5, 2015

Hildegard Margarete Hesse, 79, of South Windsor, passed away in her home, on Friday June 5, 2015, surrounded by her loving children, ending her long, courageous battle with lung cancer. Born in Erlangen, Germany, to the late John Felix and Bertha Mueller, Hilde immigrated to America at the age of 17 where she met her husband, Frederick Hesse Sr., to whom she was devoted until his death in 2012. ...
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Carl G. Hohloch

November 18, 1924 - June 5, 2015

Carl G. Hohloch, 90 of East Hartland, entered into God's kingdom while surrounded by his family at St. Francis Hospital on June 5, 2015 and was finally reunited with his beloved wife Evelyn Mae (Xander) Hohloch, who preceded him in death in 2005. This incredible father, grandfather, and friend lives on in the hearts of his three daughters, Linda Sullivan and her husband Larry of Southbridge, MA,...
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Helmi Ruus

March 15, 1913 - June 3, 2015

Helmi (Suba) Ruus, 102, of Farmington, died June 3, 2015. She was born on March 15, 1913 to Elisabet (Maurer) and Hans Suba in Tallinn, Estonia. Helmi completed her education in Tallinn, including two years of technical school. Due to the Russian Occupation, she fled to Germany in 1944 with her young daughter, Sirje. While there, they survived the bombing and destruction of Dresden. They later...
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J. Joseph Kane

September 19, 1927 - June 3, 2015

KANE, John Joseph Jr. Joe Kane of East Hartland CT, formerly of Simsbury, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, with his family at his side. He was born in Hartford to John and Molly Kane. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy and graduated from Simsbury High School class of 1945. Joe received his undergraduate degree from Trinity College, Masters from...
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Harlan H. Hull

March 22, 1932 - June 3, 2015

Harlan (Bud or Buddy) Hull, 83 of East Granby, beloved husband of the late Ruth Hull, passed away June 3, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Clayton Hull and Ethel (Nolan) Hull, Harlan was born in Fairfield, Vermont on March 22, 1932. He was the youngest son in a family of six children and began working at an early age on the family farm. In his late teens Harlan...
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Gloria Ferranti

January 19, 1928 - June 3, 2015

Gloria J. Ferranti, 87, of Windsor passed peacefully into heaven with family by her side at St. Francis hospital. She was born on January 19, 1928, in Hartford to the late Frank and Josephine (Dziak) Jensen. Gloria was raised in Windsor and attended John Fitch High school. She was an employee of Travelers Insurance and Windsor High School. She lovingly cared for and simply adored her family,...
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Phyllis A. Guimond

October 26, 1941 - June 3, 2015

Phyllis A. Guimond, 73, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2015 after a dignified and courageous battle with cancer. She was a devoted and loving wife to Paul L. Guimond of Windsor. Daughter of the late Frank Kozma and Anna (Petraitis) Kozma, Phyllis was born on October 26, 1941 in Hartford and was a Weaver High School graduate. She enjoyed working and at an early age was employed as an...
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Lois Ivy Reynolds

May 11, 1917 - June 2, 2015

Lois Ivy Reynolds, 98, of Southwick, MA and formerly of Granby, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in Westfield, MA. Born in Peabody, MA on May 11, 1917, daughter of the late Harold Ira and Mabel Evelyn (Towne) Nash, she was raised on the North Shore of Boston, MA and had lived in Granby for over 50 years before moving to Southwick, MA 15 years ago. Lois had a long career as a...
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Virginia E. Parker

October 14, 1946 - June 2, 2015

Virginia E. Parker, 68, of Windsor Locks, beloved wife of William Parker, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 02, 2015 at Kimberly Hall Nursing Home in Windsor. Born in Hartford to the late Everett and Ruth (Ellison) Rubb, she has been a Windsor Locks resident most of her life and was a member of the Wilson Congregational Church. Virginia enjoyed visiting Florida, and the casino, but most...
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Robert David Gagner

January 23, 1937 - June 2, 2015

Robert David Gagner, 78, of South Windsor, CT passed away June 2, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born January 23, 1937 in St. Johnsbury, VT, he was a son of the late Norman and Elosia (Henderson) Gagner. A proud veteran of the US Navy, he served his country from 1955 through 1959. Bob was married to the love of his life Rita (Girard) Gagner for 51 years and raised three children...
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Samuel Salvatore Martino

January 23, 1937 - June 2, 2015

Samuel Salvatore Martino, Jr., 75, of Suffield, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 28, 2015 surrounded by family. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Samuel and Angela (DiTuno) Martino, he lived in Connecticut most of his life. He was a graduate of Weaver High School, Class of 1957, and the former Hartford Institute of Accounting, Class of 1960. Samuel held executive positions with several...
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Daisy Maud Wright

August 9, 1929 - June 1, 2015

Daisy Maud Wright, 85, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 1, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Oxford, St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies on August 9, 1929, daughter of the late Canute and Theadosia (Flynch) Wright, she had lived in Jamaica before immigrating to the United States 24 years ago. While living in Jamaica, Daisy worked as a midwife and a childcare provider. She...
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Helen Dorothy Andrejczyk

December 15, 1928 - June 1, 2015

Helen Dorothy (Hrivnak) Andrejczyk, 86, of Monroe and formerly of Newtown, beloved wife for 24 years of the late Edward Andrejczyk, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 1, 2015, in Windsor. Born in her family's farmhouse in Newtown on December 15, 1928, daughter of the late Albert Joseph and Barbara Mary (Jacko) Hrivnak, she was raised in Newtown and had lived in Monroe since 1959. Helen...
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Gordon P. Gyngell

October 9, 1928 - June 1, 2015

GYNGELL. Gordon P Gyngell died June 1, 2015 at McLean Home surrounded by love and support. For 42 years he has been the loving husband of Janice Benn. He was born October 9, 1928 in Putnam and was the son of the late Gordon and Elsie (Goehring) Gyngell. He grew up in Putnam, Windsor and Hartford and attended Hartford Public High School, Northwest Community College and the University of...
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Shannon Marie Curley

May 7, 1993 - May 31, 2015

Shannon Marie Curley, 22, of Enfield, loving daughter of Dennis and Karen and sister of Stacie, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 31, 2015, surrounded by her family at the Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, MD. Born in Hartford on May 7, 1993, Shannon was a lifelong resident of Enfield and attended Enfield Public Schools. While growing up in Enfield, Shannon loved playing with her...
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Margaret Vendetta

November 3, 1928 - May 31, 2015

Margaret (Peggy) Vendetta, 86 of South Windsor, wife of the late Paul T. Vendetta, passed away on Sunday May 31, 2015 at Jefferson House in Newington. She was born and raised in the Hartford area, living in East Hartford where she raised her family, and later settled in South Windsor. She was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi, up until her stay at Jefferson House. She was predeceased by her...
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Lena Demers

July 29, 1920 - May 31, 2015

Family. Pride. Service to others. Strength and resiliency. Triumph over tragedy. Lena "Lee" (Markette) Demers, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, great aunt, and wife, 94 years young, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. Lee was the seventh child born to the late Maria Speno Markette (Domenica Spinosa) and Frank Markette (Francesco Marchetti) on July 29, 1920 in Rocky Hill. Lee was a member of...
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Mary Pastula

September 18, 1921 - May 30, 2015

Mary "Marie" (Cynar) Pastula, 93, of South Windsor, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Vernon Manor. She was born in Moodus, on September 18, 1921 to the late John and Mary (Jajo) Cynar. She was raised in Deep River, and graduated from Middletown High School. She was married to the late Edward J. Pastula for 61 years. They met while working at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, and they worked...
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Kathleen Ann Burton

April 3, 1949 - May 30, 2015

Kathleen Ann (Durkin) Burton, 66, of Suffield, beloved wife of Thomas R. Burton, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late James and Josephine (Caesar) Durkin, she was raised in Windsor and lived in Suffield for the past 31 years. Kathleen attended Holy Trinity Catholic School, graduated from Windsor High School in 1967, and earned her Associates Degree from the...
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Donald Charles Jones

November 17, 1964 - May 29, 2015

Donald Charles Jones, 50, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born in Selma, AL on November 17, 1964, son of Charles S. Morris of Windsor and Virginia (Jones) Morris, he moved to Hartford with his family as a young boy and attended Hartford Public Schools. Donald worked as a general laborer for many years in the Hartford area. While...
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Patricia A. Fort

January 10, 1942 - May 29, 2015

Patricia A. Fort, 73, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Isaac Fort, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Hartford to the late Ernest and Annabelle (Walker) Manns. Patricia lived most of her life in Hartford and Bloomfield and was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Hartford Hospital and...
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Phillip Coombs

November 25, 1918 - May 29, 2015

Phillip A. Coombs, 96, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2015 at West Side Care Center in Manchester. He was born in St. Ann, Jamaica to the late Alexander and Mariann (Watkins) Coombs. Phillip migrated to the United States in 1988 and settled in Hartford County. He worked at the Rawson Elementary school where he retired being loved by everyone. Phillip loved playing cricket...
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Kenneth E. Guillow

July 30, 1927 - May 29, 2015

Kenneth E. Guillow, 87, of Vernon, loving husband of 58 years to June (Lord) Guillow, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2015. Born in Newport, New Hampshire, the son of the late Harry and Frederica (Magee) Guillow, he grew up and lived in Newport, NH, Manchester, and Andover, CT before moving to Vernon over 40 years ago. He earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Westfield...
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Gary C. Sokoloski, Jr.

January 3, 1979 - May 29, 2015

Gary C. Sokoloski, Jr., 36, of Enfield, beloved husband, best friend and soulmate of Nikki (Smalley) Sokoloski and "Papa" to Lexy Forbes, passed away suddenly on May 29, 2015. He was born January 3, 1979 in Hartford to Gary C. Sokoloski and Joy (Lansing) Pehl. He most recently was a Crew Leader for Bill's Landscaping. Gary loved Go-Kart Racing, motorcycles and in general, just being around his...
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Vivian Ann Howard

June 28, 1937 - May 29, 2015

Vivian Ann (Lee) Howard, 77, of East Hartford, CT, beloved wife of the late Edward Dean Howard, Sr. passed away peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. She was born June 28, 1937 in Hartford to the late Charles and Julia (Hawk) Lee. A graduate of Weaver High School, Vivian went on to work for many years for the US Postal Service. She was an avid bowler and had been a member of...
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John Matusewicz

December 11, 1935 - May 29, 2015

John Matusewicz, 79, of Windsor, beloved husband of Mickey (Sum) Matusewicz, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. John was born in Poland on December 11, 1935 to the late Dr. Genowefa Matusewicz (Pimpicki) and Jerzy Matusewicz. A resident of Windsor for the past 15 years, John had lived in Queens, NY prior to that. He had worked for many years as a chemist at MERCK...
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Melvin Gottlieb

November 18, 1927 - May 29, 2015

Melvin Gottlieb, 87, of Avon, beloved husband for 61 years to Carol (Jacobs) Gottlieb, died peacefully, Friday, May 29, 2015. Mel was born in the small village of Suwalk, Poland on November 18, 1927 to Isadore and Naomi (Winkelman) Gottlieb. He came to the U.S. by ship with his mother in May 1937, docking in Hoboken, NJ. He became a naturalized citizen at the age of 22. At the age of 18 he...
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Carmela Leiper

July 6, 1929 - May 28, 2015

Carmela "Millie" (Baglieri) Leiper, 85, of Vernon, loving wife of 62 years to Robert E. Leiper, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at her home. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late George and Concetta (Rizzo) Baglieri, she grew up and lived in Hartford before moving to Vernon over 58 years ago. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend...
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Emma Mae Pottinger

September 20, 1910 - May 28, 2015

Emma Mae "Bing" (Wagner) Pottinger, 104, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late William C. H. "Bud" Pottinger, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Jacob and Emma (Starks) Wagner, she grew up in Springfield and lived most of her life in East Hartford before moving to Vernon 14 years ago. She was a longtime member of the...
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Margery Burns Carlson

August 26, 1926 - May 28, 2015

Margery Burns Carlson, 88, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully May 28, 2015 at home in Bloomfield. Margery was born on August 26, 1926 in Albert Lee, MN, the youngest of four children and is predeceased by her siblings Catherine, Bob, and Alice. On February 28, 1948 she married John Ludwig Carlson of Windsor; they were married for 51 years until his death on September 3, 1999. She attended...
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Jordi Nicholas Gomes-Ferres

October 8, 1998 - May 28, 2015

Jordi Nicholas Gomes-Ferres, 16, of South Windsor, beloved son of Miguel and Montserrat, and loving brother of Clara and Alexandra, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Born in New Britain on October 8, 1998, Jordi moved to South Windsor from Wethersfield at an early age and was currently a Junior at South Windsor High School. He loved both American and World History and was a...
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Anne C. Gabunas

June 26, 1923 - May 27, 2015

Anne C. Gabunas, 91, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late John J. Gabunas, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Kimberly Hall in Windsor. She was born June 26, 1923 in Gilberton, Pennsylvania to the late William and Ann (Dombroski) Gauba. Anne graduated from Hartford Public High School and settled in Windsor where she had lived for over 70 years. She had been a parishioner of both...
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Frances LeBlond

April 2, 1928 - May 27, 2015

Frances (Prachniak) LeBlond, 87, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at her devoted daughter's home, Yvonne LeBlond-Brennan where she made her home. She was born April 2, 1928 in Rockville, CT and held many positions over her lifetime, but nothing was more important than her family. She was a member of the "Gold Star Mothers," and was instrumental in getting the flag placed on the monument...
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Robert M. Gatzen

February 11, 1961 - May 26, 2015

Robert 'Bobby' Mark Gatzen, 54 of Windsor, beloved son of Jennie Gatzen and the late Earl B. Gatzen, died unexpectedly at his residence on May 26, 2015. The passing of this beloved son, brother, and uncle came much too soon, and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Born in Hartford on February 11, 1961, Bobby lived in Windsor for most of his life and was employed with MB...
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Gregory James Burnham

July 10, 1962 - May 26, 2015

Gregory James Burnham, 52, of South Windsor passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. He was born in Rockville, CT and lived most of his life in South Windsor. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the U.S. and in Portugal. Greg worked for many years on and off with Rex Lumber. He was a skilled craftsman with wood and could fix almost anything. He loved animals, especially his dog Nikia. He...
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Arthur Smith

January 19, 1933 - May 25, 2015

Arthur Smith, affectionately known as "Smitty" departed this life on Monday, (May 25, 2015) at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Hartford on January 19, 1933 to the late Laura (Smith) Huckeybay and Cicero Jones. Arthur was a quiet man with a passion for baseball and billiards. He retired from the State of Connecticut where he was a painter for his entire career. He leaves to mourn his passing,...
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David L. Whittlesey

June 18, 1924 - May 25, 2015

David L. Whittlesey, Jr. 90, beloved husband of the late Ramona (Foss) Whittlesey, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2015 at Hartford Hospital after a short illness. Affectionately called "Whip" by his family and friends, he was born in Hartford to the late David and Jennet (Hurlburt) Whittlesey, raised in the Elmwood section of West Hartford, and resided in Windsor since 1951. Mr....
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Anita J. Coleman

June 13, 1934 - May 25, 2015

COLEMAN. Anita J. Coleman, 80, of Suffield, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015. Born June 13, 1934, daughter of the late Carl and Leonie (Beauregard) Johnson, she lived in Wilbraham, MA before moving to Suffield in 1978. Anita graduated from Braintree High School, received her Bachelor Degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and received her Law Degree from Western New England School...
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Graham Silverton

October 8, 1928 - May 24, 2015

Graham M. Silverton, 86, of Manchester Connecticut, died May 24, 2015 at Vernon Manor. Born in New Haven to the late Mark and Mary C. Silverton, he was raised in West Haven and after graduating from West Haven High School and following his military service in the Air Force, Graham found his way to Philadelphia. It was there he met the love of his life, Billie Lou Cole. Soon after they were...
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Nellie S. Williams

November 15, 1917 - May 24, 2015

Nellie S. Williams, 97, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late O.Z. Williams and Arthur Johnson, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 24, 2015 in Windsor. Born in Asheville, NC on November 15, 1917, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Bailey) Orr, she moved to Hartford with her family as a young girl and had lived in Bloomfield for 45 years before moving back to Hartford four years ago. ...
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Charles F. Hunderlach, Jr.

December 2, 1922 - May 24, 2015

Charles F. Hunderlach, Jr. 92, of East Granby, beloved husband of the late Amy Marie (McGann) Hunderlach, passed away, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Born in Middletown in 1922, he is the son of Charles F. Hunderlach and Julia (Schaub) Hunderlach. An only child, Charlie attended Woodrow Wilson High School and graduated in 1941. Within three days, he started work at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft on Park...
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Brian W. Adams

May 24, 2015

Brian W. Adams, 72, of Hebron, CT, beloved husband of 50 years to Lonnie (Kempf) Adams, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Milwaukee, WI, the son of the late Louis and Marcella (Schultz) Adams, he grew up and lived in Wauwatosa, WI, Kansas and South Windsor before moving to Hebron in 2002. He received a civil engineering degree from the...
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Elizabeth Jane Davenport

December 13, 1928 - May 24, 2015

Elizabeth Jane ("Jay") Kinnear Davenport, 86, of Windsor, wife of Anthony (Tony) Davenport, died Sunday, May 24. Jay was born and raised in Rochester, NY, daughter of the late Walter H. Kinnear and Marie Schlick Kinnear. Following her graduation from the University of Rochester ('50), she married Tony and moved to Hartford where she became executive secretary to the chief legal counsel at...
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Buddy Beth Donovan

September 6, 1928 - May 24, 2015

Buddy Beth (Holler) Donovan, 86, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Richard F. Donovan, passed away, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Born in East St. Louis, IL, daughter of the late Ernest and Stella (Underwood) Holler, Buddy was raised in IL and studied Chemical Engineering at Missouri University and received her RN from Flower 5th Avenue Hospital School of Nursing at NY Medical College. She earned her...
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Lillieth M. Dunbar

March 23, 1924 - May 23, 2015

Lillieth M. Dunbar, (Dotty) 91, of Bloomfield passed peacefully on May 23, 2015 at Alexandria Manor. Lillieth was born in Portland, Jamaica to the late David Dunbar and Lurlene Sutherland. She lived in Hartford County for the past forty seven years. Lillieth volunteered at her church and always kept herself busy. She was a great seamstress made clothes & hats. She also loved knitting and...
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Rose M. Helton

June 23, 1925 - May 23, 2015

Rose (Tinsley) Helton, 89, of Windsor, CT went to her eternal rest May 23, 2015. Daughter of the late Cleveland and Catherine (Sutton) Tinsley. Rose attended Granby Public Schools.Affectionately known as Aunt Rose was predeceased by 12 siblings; Leila Parkman, Silver Gardener, Mildred Hunter, Verger Waite, Ruth Williamson, Thelma Chambers, Catherine, Jessie, Charles, Goldworth, John Lee, and...
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Joan Vlk Wolenski

July 31, 1936 - May 22, 2015

Joan Vlk Wolenski, the wife of the late Frank Wolenski "the love of her life" passed away May 22, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Bertha (Hollay) and William Vlk. Born July 31, 1936, she was raised in Stafford Springs. She graduated from Stafford High School and went on to work at Aetna then to Crouse-Hinds Arrow Hart in Hartford as the secretary to the credit manager...
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Tina P. Desmond

May 5, 1944 - May 22, 2015

Tina (Papalia) Desmond, 71, of South Windsor, beloved wife for the past 49 years of Anthony (Tony) Desmond, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on May 22, 2015 after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Tina was born in New London to the late Frank and Mary (Bevacqua) Papalia, and grew up there. She was a graduate of St. Bernard High School class of 1962 and...
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Joseph W.E. Cusson

October 19, 1928 - May 22, 2015

Joseph W. E. Cusson, (Eddie) 86, of South Windsor, devoted husband of 62 years to Doris (Lamy) Cusson, died at home on Friday May 22, 2015, surrounded by his family. Eddie was born in Waterbury, as the youngest of 13 children to the late Charles and Alida (Desautels) Cusson. Eddie served our country during the Korean War in the United States Army. He worked as a Tool & Die Maker with Scoville...
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Sharon Lee Schweiger

January 15, 1943 - May 22, 2015

Sharon Lee (Greenfield) Schweiger, 72, of Avon, wife for 53 years to Bill Schweiger, passed away peacefully, Friday, May 22, 2015. Born in Hancock, NY, daughter of the late Wilferd and Vivian (Holford) Greenfield, she was raised in Tioga, NY. She graduated from Tioga Central High School in 1960 and went to Brockport State University in NY and the University of Maryland, to pursue a physical...
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John P. McKelvey

July 11, 1932 - May 22, 2015

John P. McKelvey, 82, of Simsbury, beloved husband of Elizabeth (Fraher) McKelvey, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in the Bronx, NY to the late Thomas and Helen (Donoghue) McKelvey, he lived in Lindenhurst, NY for many years before settling in Simsbury almost 40 years ago. John served his country proudly with the US Air Force during the Korean War and...
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