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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

Tom Siharath

August 13, 1960 - November 22, 2014

Tom Siharath, 54, of East Hartford, beloved husband of Manichanh (Xaphacdy) Siharath, died peacefully on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born on August 13, 1960 in Vientiane, Laos, the son of the late Than and Phoukham (Hanesana) Siharath. Tom immigrated to the United States with his wife in 1980 and together they lived in Hartford and West...
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Stephen C. Hahn

January 7, 1951 - November 22, 2014

Stephen C. Hahn, born January 7, 1951, at the age of 63, died unexpectedly on November 21, 2014. He was the youngest son of the late Loraine (Gorman) and John Hahn of Manchester, CT. He was a graduate of Manchester High School, class of 1968 and Manchester Community College. He most recently resided in Vernon, CT and was the President and owner of The Hartford Mechanical Co. of Glastonbury, CT...
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Judith P. Samplatsky

February 16, 1944 - November 20, 2014

SAMPLATSKY. Judith P. Samplatsky, 70, of Windsor Locks, beloved wife of the late Donald E. Samplatsky passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014. Born February 16, 1944 in Hartford daughter of the late George and Marjorie (Bartlett) Flint she was a resident of Windsor Locks all her life. Judith was a cat lover and enjoyed country music. She is survived by a sister, Jean Struthers of Windsor Locks...
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Richard F. Bedard

September 4, 1934 - November 19, 2014

Richard F. Bedard, 80, of Enfield, husband of Marilyn (Lamson) Bedard, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Born in Springfield, MA, son of the late Adolph and Annette (Choiniere) Bedard, he lived in Wilbraham, MA and Windsor moving to Enfield 19 years ago. He proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War and was a board member of the Korean War Veterans Connecticut Chapter One. He had...
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David W. Lukens

October 3, 1954 - November 18, 2014

David W. Lukens, 60, of South Windsor, a loving and devoted father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, the son of Phillip Lukens of South Yarmouth, MA and the late Helen (Bayard) Lukens, he grew up and lived in Windsor and surrounding towns before moving to South Windsor twenty years ago. He was a graduate of Windsor High...
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Richard Lewis Peichert

December 23, 1929 - November 18, 2014

Richard Lewis Peichert, 84, of Avon and formerly of Bloomfield, beloved husband for 29 years of the late Loretta Alice (LaMoine) Peichert, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in West Hartford. Born in Hartford on December 23, 1929, son of the late Otto and Esther (Kallstrom) Peichert, he was raised in Windsor and had lived in Bloomfield for 47 years before moving to Avon in 2013. A...
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Michael Sean Spiller

October 10, 1966 - November 18, 2014

Michael Sean Spiller, 48, of Granby, was taken to Heaven by angels on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, after a brief illness. Michael was easy to love and could be very comical at times. You knew automatically if he told you he loved you that it was for life. He graduated from Windsor Locks High School in 1987, and then was a client at FAVARH for 26 years. Through FAVARH he worked for Caldor and...
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Pauline Ortiz

December 5, 1925 - November 17, 2014

Pauline (Little) Ortiz, 88, of Canton, formerly of Willimantic, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 17, 2014. She was born December 5, 1925 in Simsbury to the late President and Blanche (Troutman) Little. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Willimantic. Pauline is survived by her brother, Hood A. Little of Cape Coral, FL; her nieces, Nicole Little of Windsor; Juliet Little...
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Dennis C. Cahill

August 26, 1951 - November 17, 2014

Dennis C. Cahill, 63, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 17, 2014 at home. Born at the Travis Air Force Base in California to Rosemary (Judson) Cahill and the late Major Kenneth J. Cahill, he has been a Windsor resident most of his life and a member of St. Joseph Church in Poquonock. Dennis was a graduate of Windsor High School and Manchester Community College and retired from...
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Sara Long

June 21, 1921 - November 17, 2014

Sara M. "Rebecca" Long, 93, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Edward D. Long, died peacefully on Monday, November 17, 2014 in Hartford Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 21, 1921 in Machias, Maine, the daughter of the late Malcolm and Sabra (Cole) MacLauchlan. She grew up in Machias and graduated from the University of Maine at Machias, with a degree in...
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Pamela Ann Sailor Anderson

July 28, 1956 - November 17, 2014

Pamela Ann Sailor Anderson, 58, of Hartford, entered into eternal peace on Monday, November 17, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Hartford, July 28, 1956, Pamela is the daughter of the late Harold and Nancy (Lawyer) Sailor. She graduated from Weaver High School in 1974 and had been an Executive Assistant for the Martin Luther King Elementary School for over 20 years. Throughout...
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Cynthia Maria Isaacs

February 11, 1928 - November 17, 2014

Cynthia Maria Isaacs, 86, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Huntley Isaacs, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, she lived here 20 years. She was a wonderful caregiver and excited about life. She enjoyed reading stories from the Bible and was a devout catholic and communicant of Sacred Heart Church. She leaves three sons Huntley of Bloomfield Gary of FL, and Richard...
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Robert W. Wagner

January 20, 1941 - November 16, 2014

Robert W. Wagner, 73, of Granby, beloved husband of Shirley (Hansen) Wagner, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Rockville to the late Robert and Mildred (Parkiton) Wagner, he has been a Granby resident most of his life and served his country proudly with the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. Robert worked as a computer technician for the State of...
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Sallie K. Stewart

May 4, 1934 - November 16, 2014

Sallie Knorr Stewart of West Suffield, Connecticut, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at her home. She was born on May 4, 1934 in Camden, New Jersey to Edward A. Knorr and Norma Hunt Knorr. Sallie grew up in Haddon Heights, New Jersey and graduated from Moorestown Friends School. As a student volunteer, Sallie lived among the people of Appalachia teaching and herding goats on an...
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Germaine Charpentier

January 9, 1921 - November 16, 2014

Germaine (Chamberlain) Charpentier, 93, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Russell Emil Charpentier died peacefully on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at a local convalescent home. She was born on January 9, 1921, in Hamlin, ME, the daughter of the late Francois and Mary (Roy) Chamberlain. Germaine was married to Russell Charpentier and together they settled in South Windsor. She was a...
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Henry J. Fortier

October 11, 1941 - November 16, 2014

FORTIER. Henry J. Fortier, 73, of Windsor beloved husband to the late Donna (Guerra) Fortier passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 at his home. Born October 11, 1941 in Brockton, MA son of the late Delia (Balboni) Fortier he lived in South Windsor before moving to Windsor 45 years ago. Henry served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Henry had been the owner and operator of Windsor...
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Phyllis Clark

December 23, 1926 - November 15, 2014

Phyllis "Tiz" Clark, 87, of Vernon, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Woodlake of Tolland. Born December 23, 1926 in Rockville, CT, she was a daughter Ernest and Laura (Hill) Clark. She was a lifelong Mets fan, a UCONN Women's basketball fan, and an avid gardener. She is survived by her brother Edward Clark of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her...
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Ronald Louis Evans

March 15, 1934 - November 15, 2014

Ronald Louis Evans, 80, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of Ann (Dawson) Evans, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014. Born in Hartford, son of the late Phillip and Stella (Koski) Evans, he was raised in Hartford and served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He was employed by the US Postal Service for 30 years retiring in 1981. He enjoyed gardening and animals. Besides his wife Ann of...
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Marjorie B. Allison

May 29, 1926 - November 14, 2014

Marjorie B. Allison, 88, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Harold Walker Allison, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Kindred Care in Windsor. Born in New York, NY to the late Andrew and Margaret (Van Wagner) Büeter, she was raised in Rhinebeck, NY and has been a Windsor resident for over 58 years. She was a member of the Poquonock Community Church and their Golden...
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Herma Claire Hope

December 13, 1935 - November 13, 2014

Herma Claire Hope, 78, of Bloomfield, formerly of Hartford and Brooklyn, NY, was welcomed to heaven on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Kimberly Hall in Windsor. She was born December 13, 1935 in Kingston, Jamaica to the late Cecil and Victoria (Chisholm) Cato. An active member of Central Baptist Church in Hartford, Claire retired after 27 years as a nurse's aide for Hartford Hospital, having never...
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Iona Anderson

January 26, 1939 - November 13, 2014

Iona (Chase) Anderson, 75, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Norman C. Anderson, died peacefully on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Manchester Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born on January 28, 1939 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Arthur and Mildred (Sonnenberg) Chase. Iona grew up in the Elmwood section of W. Hartford and was a graduate of Hall High School with the...
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Nancy Coleman Braender

August 2, 1921 - November 13, 2014

Nancy Coleman Braender, 93, died Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Seabury Memory Support Center in Bloomfield. Born Aug. 2, 1921 in Fort Worth, TX, she was the second daughter of Maude and Lindley Coleman. She married W. Philip Braender, Jr., a neighbor of her family in New York, in 1956. He died in 2001. Nancy grew up in New York and, as a schoolgirl, went to hear the New York Philharmonic...
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Arthur Jackson Bryant

September 8, 1924 - November 13, 2014

Arthur Jackson Bryant, of Vernon, beloved husband of 54 years to Shirley (Hanson) Bryant, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Born on September 9, 1924 in Lynn, Massachusetts, he has lived in Vernon for over 50 years. Arthur was a U. S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and was a B-17 navigator that flew 35 combat missions. In addition to his loving wife, he is survived...
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Jane M. Sheldrick

January 27, 1943 - November 12, 2014

Jane M. Sheldrick, 71, of Granby, beloved wife of the late Frank Sheldrick, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Granby. Born in Gloversville, NY daughter of the late John MacNaughton and Dorothy Dobie she was raised in West Springfield, MA and has been a Granby resident for over 34 years. Jane was a member of the First Congregational Church of...
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Neil D. Lanier

January 25, 1992 - November 12, 2014

Neil D. Lanier, 22, of South Windsor, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on January 25, 1992 in Hartford, CT son of the late Debra Lanier. A lifelong resident of South Windsor, Neil was a proud graduate of South Windsor in 2013. He enjoyed traveling and had the opportunity to see Alaska, Bahamas and London. Neil was an outgoing,...
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Andrew A. McCorison

September 5, 1935 - November 11, 2014

Andrew A. "Skip" McCorison, 79, of Granby, beloved husband of Mary (Bull) McCorison, passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Born in Westfield to the late Andrew C. and Alta (LeGeyt) McCorison, he had been a Granby resident all his life. Proudly he was a member of Granby's first basketball team. He was a member of the Washington Hill United Methodist Church, the Amos Beecher Mason...
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Margaret A. McCarthy

May 17, 1916 - November 11, 2014

Margaret "Meme" (Daigle) McCarthy, 98, of Canton, joined her late husband Martin F. McCarthy, Sr. and son, Martin F. "MAC" McCarthy, Jr., her parents John and Celina (Bernier) Daigle, and her thirteen brothers and sisters in heaven this 11th day of November, 2014. Margaret was a devout Catholic who was active in her churches for many years, especially Saint Francis of Assisi in Torrington,...
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Wanda Reynolds

June 21, 1927 - November 11, 2014

Wanda (Duda) Reynolds, 87, of Enfield, beloved wife for 64 years to James J. Reynolds, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Born in Enfield, daughter of the late Stanley and Apolina (Zajac) Duda, she was a life-long resident. She was a graduate of Enfield High School and had been employed by Bigelow Sanford for many years before retiring. She was a communicant of St. Adalbert's Church,...
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Lois Isobel Case

January 4, 1932 - November 10, 2014

Lois Isobel (Oesterling) Case, 82, of South Windsor, beloved wife of 22 years to Brad Case (and the late Richard F. Olmstead and the late Al Williams), passed away Nov. 10, 2014 from a tragic automobile accident. She was born Jan. 4, 1932 at home in Middletown, R.I., daughter of the late Alfred and Sarah Oesterling. She was the precious mother of Janet (Olmstead) and Michael Quinn of West...
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Willard Dufour

April 12, 1930 - November 10, 2014

Willard "Will" Dufour, 84, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Claire (Chamberlain) Dufour, died peacefully on Monday, November 10, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 12, 1930, in Madawaska, Maine, son of the late Paul and Emilda (St Amant) Dufour and grew up in St. David. Willard was married to Claire Chamberlain in 1961 and together they settled in South...
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Charlotte Mary Driggs

May 12, 1917 - November 10, 2014

Charlotte Mary (Buckley) Driggs "Chottie" passed away peacefully on Monday, November 10. Charlotte was born on May 12, 1917, and lived in Connecticut all her life. She graduated from East Hartford High School in 1935 and worked at Royal Typewriter until 1940. Charlotte will be most remembered for her commitment to the First Congregational Church of Vernon. She was a member there for over 60...
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Mary Ann Breeding

June 22, 1922 - November 9, 2014

Mary Ann (Caramazza) Breeding, 92 years old, beloved wife of the late Robert E. Breeding Sr., died November 9, 2014 at her home in Windsor, CT. She was born in Thompsonville, Connecticut, the daughter of the late Carmelo and Sisi Caramazza. She was a graduate of Cathedral High School, Springfield, Massachusetts. She then entered the Springfield Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in...
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Edward S. May

November 18, 1919 - November 8, 2014

Edward S. May, most recently of Manchester, CT, died suddenly on November 8, 2014. He would have been 95 on November 18. He was born in New Britain, CT in 1919, and lived, worked, and played in Newington, CT, most of his life. Ed went to Newington schools, trained as a machinist and worked in various factories until he retired from National Welding when he was 62. He attended St. Mary's...
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William P. Wilcox, Sr.

June 2, 1949 - November 8, 2014

Rev. William P. Wilcox Sr., 65, of Vernon, beloved husband of Deborah (Chase) Wilcox, died peacefully on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at Rockville Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 2, 1949 in Caribou, ME, son of the late William B. and Violet (Tracy) Wilcox. William grew up in Hartford. He owned and operated Wilcox Roofing & Sheet Metal for many years with his brother. He...
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Alex Parley

May 26, 1926 - November 8, 2014

Alex Parley, 88, of Windsor, beloved husband of Mary (Flynn) Parley, died on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the UCONN Medical Center. He was born on May 26, 1926, in Cambridge, MA, son of the late Carl and Sophia (Kravet) Parley. Alex graduated from Greenfield High School with the Class of 1944. Alex was a "Tin Can Sailor" with the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard the U.S.S. Melvin DD680 in the...
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Leon H. Peck

June 16, 1927 - November 8, 2014

Leon H. Peck, 87, a long-time resident of Ellington, CT, passed away in his home on Friday, November 7, 2014. Leon was predeceased by his parents Leon H. Peck, Sr. and Helen (Hepp) Peck, and his wife of 65 years, Janet Eaton Peck, who passed away July 29, 2014. He leaves behind three sons, Gary Peck of Vernon; Randall Peck and his wife Michelle of Manchester; and Keith Peck and his wife Kelley...
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Nancy L. Moran

July 22, 1947 - November 8, 2014

MORAN. Nancy L. Moran, 67, of Windsor, went into the presence of her Savior Saturday, November 8, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born July 22, 1947 in Houlton, ME daughter of the late Manley and Eva (Grant) Moran, she had lived in Windsor most all her life. Nancy believed in a good education, she attended New Brunswick Bible Institute; she received an Associate's Degree from...
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Robert Marvin Spring

January 22, 1935 - November 7, 2014

Robert Marvin Spring, 79, of Windsor, beloved husband for 44 years of the late Elaine Janet (Bertrand) Spring, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 7, 2014 in West Hartford. Born in Hartford on January 22, 1935, son of the late Harold George and Veronica (Lisiecki) Spring, he was raised in Hartford and had lived in Windsor for over 50 years. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army as a young man...
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Adrienne L. Bridge

April 2, 1969 - November 7, 2014

Adrienne L. Bridge, 45, of Vernon, passed away peacefully Friday, November 7, 2014. Born April 2, 1969 in Hartford, CT, she was a daughter to the late John and Carole (Boero) Spagna. Adrienne is survived by her fiancé Marc Griffin, and son Paul Bridge both of Vernon; brothers John Spagna and his wife, Tina of Marlborough, CT; and Michael and his sons Josh and Kevin all of Vernon. She...
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Gerald Phillip McDunnah

October 11, 1945 - November 7, 2014

Gerald "Jerry" Phillip McDunnah, 69, of Southwick, MA and formerly of Granby, CT, beloved husband of Jacqueline (Adams) McDunnah, passed away on Friday, November 7, 2014, at his home. Born in Houlton, ME on October 11, 1945, son of the late Freeman Arnold and Patrea Marie (Grant) McDunnah, he was raised in Bloomfield, CT and had lived in Granby, CT for many years before moving to Southwick, MA...
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Frederick Oscar Wilhelm

July 11, 1921 - November 7, 2014

Frederick Oscar Wilhelm, 93, of Granby, beloved husband for 57 years of Edith D. (Aschaffenburg) Wilhelm, passed away on Friday, November 7, 2014, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Windsor on July 11, 1921, son of the late Oscar and Marie (Westermann) Wilhelm, he was raised in Windsor before moving with his family to Granby in 1936. Frederick graduated from Simsbury High School in 1939 and earned a...
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Babatunde O. Aina

January 9, 1956 - November 6, 2014

Babatunde "Baba" O. Aina, 58, of Newington, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. Born in Nigeria, son of the late Babajide and Bernice (Phelan) Aina, Baba came to the United States in 1974 to attend SUNY Buffalo. He earned his BA there and MBA from the University of Hartford and received his CPA designation. He was employed by Price Waterhouse, Hartford for many years...
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Dorothy Wanda Alderman

December 14, 1935 - November 6, 2014

ALDERMAN. Dorothy Wanda Alderman, 78, of Windsor Locks and formerly of West Suffield passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014. Born December 14, 1935 in West Suffield daughter of the late Francis R. and Adeline (Burford) Alderman she lived in West Suffield most her life before moving to Windsor Locks 10 years ago. Dorothy is survived by two brothers, Francis J. Alderman of West Suffield, Wilfred...
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Kara Lynn Danila

June 28, 1994 - November 5, 2014

Kara Lynn Danila, 20, of East Granby, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, in Windsor. Born in Hartford on June 28, 1994, daughter of Jeffrey Anthony Danila of East Granby and Lara Martha (Kittelsen) Danila of Canton, she spent most of her life in East Granby and was a graduate of East Granby High School, Class of 2012. Kara loved animals and nature and loved to take hikes...
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William Taft Edgett

June 15, 1929 - November 5, 2014

William Taft Edgett, 85, of Ellington, formerly of Oregon, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (O'Bryant) Edgett, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at a local retirement community. He was born on June 15, 1929, in Wakefield, MA, son of the late Harold J. and Pauline B. (Taft) Edgett. William grew up in Wakefield, MA and went on to graduate from the Norwich Military Academy in...
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Anna S. Drozdowski

November 11, 1925 - November 5, 2014

Anna S Drozdowski, 88, formerly of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late John Drozdowski, died peacefully on November 5, 2014. Born 11/11/25, she immigrated to the U.S. in 1951. She worked at Stanadyne, retiring in 1989, after many years of loyal service. Anna was a strong woman with a heart of gold, and was loved by all she knew. She had endless smiles and could always make others laugh...
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Jeanette E. Steele

October 2, 1921 - November 4, 2014

Jeanette E. "Ronnie" Steele, 93, beloved wife of the late Allan W. Steele, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Born in Agawam, MA, she lived many years in Windsor where she was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She also lived in Oakdale twelve years and Waterford for the past six years. She leaves her three daughters Beverly C. Camarotti Judy Butterworth, and Kim Kruger; eight...
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Lea Kari Green

March 6, 1974 - November 4, 2014

Lea Kari Green, born March 6, 1974, passed away suddenly on November 4, 2014 in New York City. Born in New Haven Connecticut, she was the daughter of Constance Belton Green, and the late Alan E. Green. She was a graduate of Bloomfield High School, Spelman College, in Atlanta; the University of Connecticut School of Law, and the Arts Administration graduate program at the New York University...
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Christopher Charles George

March 20, 1924 - November 4, 2014

Christopher C. George, 90, of Simsbury, husband of the late Patricia Ann (Garvin) George, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 after a short illness. Chris, or "Dyke" to his family and closest friends, was born in Hartford to the late Charles and Magdelen Pappageorge. He was raised in Hartford and graduated from Bulkeley High School in 1942. He was a three sport athlete for the Bulldogs and...
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Linda S. Bowen

May 20, 1936 - November 4, 2014

Linda (Shephard) Bowen, 78, beloved wife for 49 years of Rudolph A. Bowen, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. She was born May 20, 1936 in Callahan, FL to the late Anthony and Helen (Colson) Shephard. A Hartford resident since 1962 Linda was a member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church where she was a member of the Flower Club and the Willing Workers. She...
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Janice F. Kisiel

August 15, 1943 - November 4, 2014

KISIEL. Janice F. Kisiel, 71, of Suffield, beloved wife of Richard W. Kisiel passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Daughter of the late Francis and Helen (Ligarski) Sablak, she was born August 15, 1943 in Ware, MA and lived in Longmeadow, MA and Avon, CT before moving to Suffield 2 ½ years ago. In 2012, Janice retired from a preschool paraprofessional position with CREC. ...
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Dixie Lee Laro

February 20, 1934 - November 4, 2014

Dixie Lee (Barrows) Laro, 80, of Avon, beloved wife of Maurice R. Laro for 61 years, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Dixie was born in Omaha, Nebraska to the late Charles and Margaret (Brown) Barrows. Raised in Southern California and married in Carmel, California, Dixie enjoyed living in the Farmington Valley for the past 50 years. She worked as an administrative...
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Paul Renford Facey

November 7, 1953 - November 3, 2014

Paul Renford Facey, 61, of Hartford, beloved husband of Joan (Smith) Facey, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 3, 2014. He was born November 7, 1953 in Mandeville, Jamaica to the late Stephen T. and Claris (Curtin) Facey. Paul was a Corporal in the Jamaican Defense Force as a Recruiting Officer. He then worked at Alpart Aluminum Partners of Jamaica for many years. He migrated to the...
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Allen D. Knowlin

September 21, 1927 - November 3, 2014

Allen D. Knowlin, 87, of East Hartford, beloved husband of Patricia (Arnold) Knowlin, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 3, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford, the dear son of the late Benjamin and Cornelia (Campbell), he was a graduate of Hartford High School and served his country proudly with the US Army during the Korean War. Allen was a member of the VFW Post #9992 and...
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Scott M. Traska

February 1, 1973 - November 3, 2014

Scott M. Traska, 41, of Vernon, passed away suddenly on Monday, November 3, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. He leaves his beloved Maria Flores and their two precious grandsons Xavier and Carter. Born in Manchester, the beloved son of Michael and Elaine (Guarnaccia) Traska of Ellington, he grew up and lived in Ellington before moving to Vernon fourteen years ago. Scott was employed at Rockville...
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Joseph Roland Benoit

February 17, 1917 - November 3, 2014

Joseph Roland Benoit, 97, of Windsor, husband of the late Genevieve (Vallieres) Benoit, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. Born in Weedon, Quebec, Canada, son of the late Elzear and Marie (Marcou) Benoit, he had lived in Windsor for over 70 years. He started his work career at Whitney Chain then he and his brother Jack started Automatic Lubrication in Windsor...
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Lillian A. Hunter

July 30, 1912 - November 3, 2014

Lillian A. (Wasserman) Hunter, 102, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Leslie W. Hunter, died peacefully on Monday November 3, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on July 30, 1912, in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late David and Fannie (Adelson) Wasserman. She earned a degree in early education from Central Connecticut State University and went on to spend a few...
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Donald G. Smith

August 2, 1933 - November 2, 2014

Donald G. Smith, 81, of Vernon, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC. Born August 2, 1933 in Rutland, VT, he grew up in Rutland, VT, and was a son to the late George and Ruth (Eitapence) Smith. He was a custodian for many years for the Vernon School System, and was also employed as a machinist for Pratt & Whitney retiring after 42 years of service. Don...
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Wilhemina M. Nolan

August 6, 1917 - November 2, 2014

Wilhemina M. (Ofiara) Nolan, 97, of Manchester, also known as Willa, passed away peacefully early in the morning of Sunday, November 2, 2014. All arrangements will be private.
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Barbara S. Nappier

March 9, 1925 - November 1, 2014

Barbara S. (Harris) Nappier, 89, of Hartford, wife of Connie Nappier, Jr., passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Leroy A. and Mary (Wade) Harris, Ms. Nappier graduated from Weaver High School, Class of 1942. She was employed by the Hartford Public School system for twenty-two years as a paraprofessional and staffed Project Concern for the Hall High...
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Gloria I. Pepin

August 22, 1932 - November 1, 2014

Gloria I. (Lemieux) Pepin, 82, of Windsor, beloved wife of Joseph R. Pepin, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. She was born August 22, 1932 in Hartford to the late Alfred and Delia (Fournier) Lemieux. A lifelong Windsor resident, Gloria graduated from John Fitch High School in 1951 and was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church. Before her retirement in 1992...
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Louis L. Bilodeau

July 2, 1921 - October 30, 2014

Louis L. Bilodeau, 93, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Rose (Uriano) Bilodeau, died peacefully on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 2, 1921 in Fairhaven, MA, son of the late Ernest and Eugenie (Gagnon) Bilodeau. Louis served our country during WWII with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was married to the love of his life, Rose Uriano in 1947 and...
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Clarence W. McConnell

September 6, 1925 - October 29, 2014

Clarence W. "Slim" McConnell, 89, of Amston, CT, formerly of East Hartford and Vernon, CT, passed away peacefully, with his loving family gathered around him, on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT. Born September 6, 1925 in Canaan, VT, he was a son to the late Bertha Fissette. He was a veteran of WWII serving his country proudly with the U.S. Navy. At the early...
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Harry E. Zeuschner

October 3, 1928 - October 29, 2014

Harry E. Zeuschner, 86, of West Hartford, formerly of Windsor and East Windsor, beloved husband of the late Ruth (Carey) Zeuschner, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Hebrew Home & Hospital in West Hartford. He was born October 3, 1928 in East Windsor to the late Paul H. and Emma (Pritzkow) Zeuschner. Harry was raised in the Broad Brook section of East Windsor and had...
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Aldona H. Gelinas

June 11, 1922 - October 29, 2014

Aldona H. Gelinas, 92, of East Granby, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, surrounded by her family at her home. Born in Hartford on June 11, 1922, daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Karkasas) Mikalauskas, she had lived in Hartford before moving to East Granby in 1961. Aldona worked at The Hartford Fire Insurance Company for 10 years before her retirement. While living in...
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Janet Rene Bennett

September 4, 1933 - October 28, 2014

Janet René (Freeman) Bennett, 81, of Ellington, beloved wife of the late Walter Dick Bennett, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Masonic Home in Wallingford, CT. She was born on September 4, 1933, in Norwich, CT, daughter of the late Frederick and Goldie (Moumblow) Freeman. Janet was an honors graduate of the Norwich Free Academy in 1951 and went on to graduate from the...
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Brendan M. Drew

July 25, 1991 - October 28, 2014

Brendan M. Drew, 23, of Granby, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Born in Hartford to Michael and Maureen (Gent) Drew, he has been a Granby resident his entire life and was a member of St. Therese Church in Granby. Brendan cherished God's creation and relished being outdoors hiking, rock climbing, rappelling or simply being near the ocean. He was an avid animal lover and...
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Gail Nancy Kimball

May 12, 1947 - October 27, 2014

Gail Nancy Kimball, 67, of Granby, beloved wife for 31 years of David W. Kimball, Jr., passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014, at her home. Born in Hartford on May 12, 1947, daughter of the late Fred and Virginia (Taylor) Roberts, she was raised in West Hartford and had lived in Unionville before moving to Granby in 1983. Gail worked in the records department at Allstate Insurance Company for...
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Sandra J. Harrison

November 19, 1942 - October 27, 2014

Sandra "Sandi" J. Harrison, 71, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Ronald Harrison, Sr., passed away peacefully on Monday, October 27, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hartford to the late Perry and Marie (Williams) King, she has been a resident of the Hartford/Bloomfield area her entire life and attended Bloomfield High School. She was a member of the Farmington...
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Douglas W. McMann

April 5, 1965 - October 26, 2014

Douglas W. McMann, 49, of Simsbury, beloved husband of Angelika (Maier) McMann, passed away suddenly, Sunday, October 26, 2014. Born in Baltimore, MD, son of the late Walter C. McMann and Dorothy J. (Sagle) McMann of Baltimore, he was raised in Maryland and received his BS in Physics from The Citadel, Charleston, SC. He earned the rank of Captain serving in the US Army during Desert Storm and...
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Patricia W. Reid

October 28, 1923 - October 26, 2014

Patricia (Wilson) Reid, 90, of Avon, beloved wife of the late Robert R. Reid, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 26, 2014. She was born in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Marguerite (Jameson) and Louis Wilson. She was employed by the Aetna and the Hartford Steam Boiler. Pat lived in Avon for 35 years. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and formerly Aldersgate...
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Nancy J. Bilodeau

February 4, 1923 - October 26, 2014

BILODEAU. Nancy J. Bilodeau, 91, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Emanuel J. Bilodeau passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born February 5, 1923 in Hartford daughter of the late Leo and Margaret (Viola) Tolisano she lived in Hartford most of her life before moving to Windsor in 1996. Before retiring she was employed by Veeder Root. Nancy was very...
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Evelyn Lois Andrews Reiske

November 11, 1918 - October 26, 2014

Evelyn Lois (Andrews) Reiske, departed this life on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Woodlake of Tolland, Tolland, CT, just 16 days shy of her 96th birthday, due to complications from a fall in late September. She was the widow of the late William Francis Reiske who passed in 1996. They had been married for 48 years. Evelyn was born in Boston, MA on Nov. 11, 1918, the daughter of the late Harry...
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Evan E. Confrey, Ph.D.

August 26, 2014 - October 26, 2014

CONFREY. Evan E. Confrey, Ph.D, 91, of Suffield and New Haven, beloved husband of Charlene (Caisse) Confrey passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born September 26, 1923 in New Haven, son of the late Thomas and Clara (Williams) Confrey, he grew up in New Haven graduating from Sacred Heart School and Hill House High. Evan proudly served with the U.S. Army during...
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Barbara Myers Skaggs

May 24, 1923 - October 25, 2014

Barbara (Myers) Skaggs, 91, of Port Richey, FL, formerly of Tolland, CT, died peacefully on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the Regional Medical Center in Hudson, FL. She was born on May 24, 1923, in Hartford, CT, the daughter of the late Ralph and Olive (Kennedy) Myers. Barbara grew up in East Hartford and graduated from East Hartford High School. She worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for...
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Zilda L. Jacques

July 8, 1930 - October 25, 2014

Zilda L. Jacques, 84, of South Windsor, died peacefully on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Kimberly Hall in Windsor. She was born in Peabody, MA, on July 8, 1930, daughter to the late Archie E. and Lillian F. (Phillips) Jacques. Zilda lived in South Windsor for over 47 years. She worked at the local A&P and later in the adjustment department for CBT, where she retired from 1990. She was a...
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Edward W. Trzcinski

October 30, 1920 - October 24, 2014

Edward W. Trzcinski, 93, of Windsor, beloved husband for 43 years of the late Dorothy (Podolak) Trzcinski, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 24, 2014 in West Hartford just before his 94th birthday. Born in Greenfield, MA on October 30, 1920, son of the late Julian and Antonia (Pawlowska) Trzcinski, he moved to Poland with his family as a young boy and then to Cuba before returning to the...
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Joan Scotta Duell

October 21, 1934 - October 24, 2014

Joan Scotta Duell (80) of Ellington, beloved and cherished wife of Edward Duell, passed peacefully from this world on October 24, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Stafford to Ruth Bowler Scotta and Bruno Scotta, she moved to Rockville and graduated Salutatorian from Sykes Memorial High School, where she met her soulmate, Edward. She graduated from Hartford Hospital Nursing School...
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Hermann Schmidt

December 10, 1933 - October 23, 2014

Hermann Schmidt, 80, of Willington, beloved husband of Vilma (Eguia) Schmidt, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Woodlake at Tolland. Born in Germany to the late Wilhelm and Lina (Russ) Schmidt, he came to the US as a young adult and served our country proudly with the US Army. Hermann started his own precision tool company, the Hermann Schmidt Co. in 1962 and ran the company...
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Debra Susan Lamont

September 15, 1950 - October 22, 2014

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

October 8, 1943 - October 21, 2014

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

October 28, 1940 - October 20, 2014

Franklin J. Shubert, 73 of East Hartford, CT, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014. Born October 28, 1940 in Hartford, CT, he was a son to the late Frederick and Ethel (Downes) Shubert. He leaves his sister Glenda Matczak; nieces Linda Briggs and Susan Bard; nephew John Matczak all of Southington, CT; and other loving relatives and friends. A graveside service will be held at 1pm on Wednesday,...
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George T. Payne

February 28, 1947 - October 20, 2014

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

September 6, 1919 - October 19, 2014

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

March 1, 1952 - October 19, 2014

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

August 26, 1931 - October 19, 2014

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

October 20, 1948 - October 18, 2014

John Governor Manselle Jr. 65, beloved husband of 36 years to Mary Ann Manselle of Vernon, CT passed away on Saturday October 18, 2014 with his devoted wife and family by his side. Born the second child of eleven to the late John Governor Manselle, Sr. and Eleanor Strong Manselle on October 20, 1948, in Stamford, CT, John graduated from Weaver High School and attended the University of Hartford....
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Emmett June Gaddy

February 11, 1931 - October 18, 2014

Emmett "June" Gaddy Jr., 83, of Watertown MA, departed this life peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 18, 2014, in the company of loved ones. Born in Americus, Georgia, son of Susie (Silmon) Gaddy of Hartford, and the late Emmett Gaddy, Sr. He lived in Hartford, CT prior to moving to Boston, MA. He attended school in Hartford, CT prior to entering the United States Army where he was...
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Marion R. Turnbull

March 8, 1921 - October 18, 2014

Marion (Robinson) Turnbull, 93, of Simsbury, beloved wife of the late David L. Turnbull, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014. Born in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late Fredrick and Jean (Martin) Robinson, she was raised in West Hartford and graduated from Hall High School in 1938. She had been employed by the Manufacturers Association of CT, Inc. She had lived in Simsbury for forty years...
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James H. Peterson

February 10, 1931 - October 18, 2014

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

January 7, 1936 - October 18, 2014

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

May 6, 1930 - October 17, 2014

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

July 25, 1921 - October 17, 2014

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

January 16, 1915 - October 17, 2014

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

September 3, 1928 - October 16, 2014

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

July 19, 2013 - October 15, 2014

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

October 30, 1938 - October 15, 2014

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

October 30, 1928 - October 13, 2014

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

June 6, 1982 - October 13, 2014

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

August 28, 1919 - October 12, 2014

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