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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

Thomas Walenty Panek

July 26, 1922 - September 18, 2014

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

November 25, 1974 - September 17, 2014

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

April 26, 1922 - September 17, 2014

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

January 8, 1975 - September 16, 2014

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

March 1, 1951 - September 16, 2014

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

October 28, 1922 - September 15, 2014

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

August 17, 1952 - September 15, 2014

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

August 6, 1937 - September 15, 2014

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

October 1, 1938 - September 15, 2014

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

October 20, 1963 - September 14, 2014

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

October 17, 1925 - September 13, 2014

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

July 12, 1943 - September 13, 2014

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

March 24, 1930 - September 12, 2014

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

July 27, 1920 - September 12, 2014

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

July 15, 1943 - September 11, 2014

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

September 11, 2014

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

December 19, 1987 - September 11, 2014

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

September 28, 1945 - September 11, 2014

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

September 15, 1924 - September 10, 2014

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

June 23, 1960 - September 10, 2014

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

July 11, 1976 - September 9, 2014

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

October 24, 1943 - September 9, 2014

Preston Carl Kobbe, 70, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Pamela (Hertel) Kobbe, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at Manchester Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born on October 24, 1943, in Waterbury, CT, the son of the late Wayne Kobbe and Helen (Lusinsky/Kobbe) Sitters, and step-father, Gerard Sitters. Preston was a graduate at Crosby High School and went...
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Robert E. Gridley

August 29, 1926 - September 9, 2014

Robert E. Gridley, 88, of Windsor, beloved husband of Barbara (Buck) Snelgrove Gridley, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Born in Honolulu, HI, son of the late Col Cecil J. Gridley and Maysie (Mallory) Gridley, he lived in Windsor since 1956. Bob served in the US Army during World War II and the Korean War. Bob graduated from the American University, Washington, DC, received his M Ed from...
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Jacques Jack Madore

October 26, 1942 - September 9, 2014

Jacques "Jack" Madore, 71, of South Windsor, loving husband of 46 years to Monique (Boucher) Madore, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Manchester Memorial Hospital with his family at his side. Born in Baker Brook, New Brunswick, Canada, one of fourteen children born to the late Joseph and Isabelle (Soucy) Madore, he grew up and lived in Baker Brook before moving to Connecticut 49...
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Linda Holcomb Lyons

January 25, 1949 - September 8, 2014

Linda (Holcomb) Lyons, 65, of Vernon, loving wife of 19 years to Gary Young, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 8, 2014. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Frederick and Amelia (Stulpin) Holcomb, she grew up and lived in Granby before moving to Vernon thirty-four years ago. She was a graduate of Granby Memorial High School, Class of 1967. Prior to her retirement, Linda was a...
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Gladys A. Dilworth

July 7, 1933 - September 8, 2014

Gladys A. Dilworth, 81, of Vernon, devoted wife to the late Donald L. Dilworth, passed away peacefully Monday, September 8, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Born July 7, 1933 in Ellington, CT, she was a daughter to the late Gordon and Rose (Luetjen) Downes. She was a hairdresser for many years at Billie's Beauty Shop in Manchester. She is survived by her daughter Darlene Quirk and her...
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Ruth Cunningham Costello

May 5, 1915 - September 7, 2014

Ruth Cunningham Costello, beloved wife of the late Rear Admiral Joseph Patrick Costello, Retired, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the McLean Home in Simsbury. Born in Dorchester, MA to the late Daniel and Alice (McGillicuddy) Cunningham, she was raised in Winthrop, MA and earned her Bachelor's degree from Simmons College Class of 1937. She married her husband Joseph in...
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Genevieve Roulston

September 17, 1936 - September 7, 2014

Genevieve "Jeanette" (Fiume) Roulston, 77, of Windsor Locks passed away peacefully on September 7, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Durham, CT to the late Joseph and Lucy (Santangelo) Fiume on September 17, 1936. Genevieve was a Windsor resident for most of her life. "Mrs. Roulston" was an employee for the Windsor Public Schools as a Teacher's Aide for many years, and was adored by her...
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Annie Mae Bolden

February 2, 1919 - September 6, 2014

Annie Mae Bolden, 95, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Madison Bolden, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Alexandria Manor in Bloomfield, CT. She was born February 2, 1919 in Brownwood, GA to the late Mr. Robert Sheard and Mrs. Charlie Merkurson. A graduate of Hartford Public Schools, Annie attended the University of Hartford majoring in psychology and received a...
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Ronald C. Stewart

June 8, 1931 - September 6, 2014

Ronald C. "Bud" Stewart passed away on September 6, 2014 after a long illness. He was born in Schuylerville, NY on June 8, 1931, to the late Clifford and Maxine (Hinckley) Stewart. He graduated from Manchester High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force where his skills as a photographer were used help to map the western United States while he was assigned to an aerial...
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Marjorie Emma Honegger Schneider

October 13, 1931 - September 5, 2014

Marjorie Emma (Honegger) Schneider, 82, of Rittman, Ohio and formerly of Ellington, beloved wife of over 60 years to Wilbur Schneider, and a loving mother, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 after a long illness. She was born in Forrest, Illinois, the daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth (Moser) Honegger, she grew up in Illinois and lived in Ellington for over 55 years before moving...
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Sydney R. Atkinson

July 27, 2014 - September 4, 2014

Sydney "Frank" Roy Atkinson, 68, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 4, 2014, at the St Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT. Born in St Andrew Jamaica on July 27, 1946, he was the son of late Joseph Eugene and Lillian Agatha Atkinson. Sydney was a retired Machinist employed with Mal Tool Engineering and was a member of St. Justin's Church, Hartford, CT. He was a very caring and loving...
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Beatrice S. Leone

February 25, 1921 - September 4, 2014

Beatrice (Stedman) Leone, 93, of Avon, beloved wife of the late Roxie E. Leone, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Born in Harwinton, daughter of the late Alfred and Amy (Eckert) Stedman, Beatrice was raised in Harwinton, attended high school in Torrington, and graduated from UCONN with a BS in Home Economics. She then worked at the Aetna for several years until she and her...
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Harriet Leschey Moran

February 7, 1915 - September 4, 2014

Harriet Leschey Moran died on Thursday, September 4, 2014 in Avon. She was the widow of the late William P. Moran. Harriet was born in Hanover, Pennsylvania on February 7, 1915. Harriet enjoyed living in West Avon for over 60 years and was an active participant in many community organizations. She leaves a daughter, Pat, of Newington; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Judy Moran, of San...
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Catherine G. Randall

June 14, 1920 - September 4, 2014

Catherine Grant Sherriffs Randall, 94, widow of Harold W. Randall, passed away on September 4, 2014 at Heritage Hall North in Agawam, MA. She was born June 14, 1920 in Aberdeen, Scotland, the daughter of the late John and Catherine Grant Sherriffs. She came to the US with her family in 1924. She was employed by Veeder-Root and Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. in Hartford. She lived in...
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Plummer Carroll

January 24, 1933 - September 3, 2014

Plummer Carroll Jr., 81 of Springfield, MA beloved husband of Evadney (Robinson) Carroll passed away peacefully September 3, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. Plummer was born to the late Plummer and Lena (Palmer) Carroll in Warrenton, North Carolina. In his early days Plummer excelled in athletics and especially track and field at Hartford Public High School. In his spare time he also...
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Francis Spera

February 2, 1926 - September 3, 2014

Francis Spera died on September 3, 2014, following a brief illness. Born February 2, 1926, He was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Freda) Spera. He grew up in Bloomfield, served in the Philippines during World War II, and worked for the Hartford Times and Ames Department Stores. He was the beloved husband of the late Geraldine (Drolet) Spera. In 1956, they moved to Granby, where they...
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Mary C. McAuliffe

August 3, 1921 - September 3, 2014

Mary C. (Maggi) McAuliffe, 93, of South Windsor, formerly of East Hartford, beloved wife of the late William J. McAuliffe, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 03, 2014, in South Windsor. She was born on August 3, 1921, in Boston, Ma, daughter of the late Ernesto and Stella Maggi. A longtime resident of East Hartford, Mary was a past member of the North End Senior Center. A kind and caring...
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Melvin Kendrick Johnson

July 31, 1924 - September 2, 2014

Melvin Kendrick Johnson, 90, of Cobalt, beloved husband of Ann (Elliot) Johnson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. He was born July 31, 1924 in Jamaica to the late Kendrick and Phillipa Johnson. He grew up as a member of the Wesleyan Church in Jamaica and learned his carpenter trade in his late teens. He came to the United States in 1944 and was able to...
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Franciszka Franczak

September 3, 1920 - September 2, 2014

Franciszka Franczak, 93, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Kazimierz Franczak, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 02, 2014 at Hughes Health and Rehab in West Hartford. Born in Poland to the late Jozef and Marianna (Smyrak) Czarny, she came to the US in 1981 and was a former employee of Casa Mia restaurant and the Capital Cleaning Co. Franciszka was a member of SS. Cyril and...
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Dorothy M. Hansen

August 31, 2014

Dorothy M. (Millette) Hansen, 92, of Clementon, NJ formerly of Hartford, CT, passed away on August 31, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles M. Hansen, a devoted mother to Deborah Labadie (Paul), and a dear grandmother to Marc Labadie (Christine) and Amanda Krevitz (Benjamin) and great-grandmother of Lauren Rae Labadie. Dorothy was also the loving sister of Harriet Bishop, Norma...
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Bernice H. Wojtukiewicz

December 20, 1924 - August 31, 2014

Bernice H. "Aunt Bea" Wojtukiewicz, 89, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Alexander Wojtukiewicz, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Suffield to the late Stanislaw and Ksavra (Lukasewicz) Druzolowski, she has been a Windsor resident for over 51 years. Aunt Bea, as she was known, was an active member of St. Gertrude Church in Windsor where she was a member...
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Margaret Spagna

March 12, 1926 - August 30, 2014

Margaret (Owens) Spagna, 88, died peacefully on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at home with loving family and friends at her side. Born in Chicago, Illinois on March 12, 1926, she was the daughter of Joseph and Hannah Owens. Margaret moved to Enfield, CT with her family in 1961, then to Somers, CT, and later to Hollywood FL in 1980. She worked in the banking industry for many years before retiring in...
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Dorothy Eileen Puglise

September 25, 1933 - August 30, 2014

PUGLISE. Dorothy Eileen (Larson) Puglise, 80, of Granby, beloved wife of the late Joseph Raymond Puglise passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014. Born September 25, 1933 in Corning, KS daughter of the late Dewey and Louise (Heers) Larson, she had lived in Granby for the past 25 years. Before retiring she was employed by CIGNA and later employed by Pease & Main Law Firm. She and her husband were...
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Geraldine C. Snelgrove

November 5, 1920 - August 30, 2014

Geraldine C. (Landmann) Snelgrove, 93, of Windsor, beloved wife to the late James E. Snelgrove for 59 years, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, August 30, 2014. Born in Ridgewood, NY, daughter of the late Michael and Charlotte (Albert) Landmann, she lived in Windsor since 1947. Her family was the light of her life. She leaves three daughters Janet Thompson and her husband Thomas of East...
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Richard Stephen McGinley

May 1, 1955 - August 30, 2014

Richard Stephen McGinley, 59, of Granby, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014, at his home. Born in St. Albans, VT, son of the late Raymond and Ruth (Seavey) McGinley, he was raised in Old Town, Maine where he played football in both high school and for a year at the University of Maine. His entire professional career was in food service. He managed the AC Petersen Farm's Restaurants as well as...
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Anna Forrest Taylor

November 23, 1922 - August 30, 2014

Anna Forrest Taylor, 91, of Ellington, beloved wife of the late Ronald Taylor, passed away peacefully at Fox Hill Center on August 30, 2014. Born in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada, she settled in East Hartford forty years ago and moved to Ellington in 2010. Before her retirement in 1987, she was a supervisor at the Hartford Probate Court for many years. An inspiration to all, Anna brightened...
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Barbara Lillian Nixon

December 29, 1934 - August 29, 2014

Barbara Lillian (Lothrop) Nixon, 79, of Hudson, FL and formerly of Enfield, beloved wife to William Hallet Nixon Jr. of 58 years, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 29, 2014, at Bayonet Point Medical Center. Born in Boston, MA on December 29, 1934, to the late Chester E. and Janet C. (Hay) Lothrop, she was raised in Auburn, ME and was a graduate of Edward Little High School. Barbara was...
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Julia E. Wilson

June 21, 1924 - August 29, 2014

Julia E. (Patrick) Wilson, 90, of Hartford, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 29, 2014, surrounded by her family. Born in Cheraw, SC on June 21, 1924, daughter of the late Pink and Lizzie (Dunkin) Patrick, she had lived in Cheraw, SC before moving to Hartford in 1956. Julia worked at the Hartford Civic Center as the supervisor of the concession area for over 20 years before her...
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Alvin Spence

February 28, 1942 - August 28, 2014

SPENCE. Alvin Justin Spence, 72, of Hartford, beloved husband of Gloria I. Greaves-Spence passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, W.I. son of the late John and Alice (Robinson) Spence grew up in Jamaica and has lived in New Britain and Hartford for the past 22 years. Alvin was a self employed carpenter a career that was his...
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Peggy Staubach

May 8, 1926 - August 28, 2014

Peggy Staubach (b. Margaret Elizabeth Brent) died at home on August 28, 2014 surrounded by her family. Peggy, born May 8, 1926 was the eldest daughter of Harold Brent and Marie Rutherford Brent, who predeceased her. She grew up in Hillsdale New Jersey where she enjoyed drawing, reading, writing for her high school newspaper, hunting rabbits with her dad, and following the exploits of Amelia...
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Esther Caroline Blake-Harris

May 9, 1958 - August 28, 2014

Esther Caroline Blake-Harris, 56, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in London, England on May 9, 1958, daughter of Hyacinth Willocks Blake of Hartford, she was raised in England before immigrating to Hartford with her family at the age of nine. Esther attended Hartford Public Schools, was very involved in sports including track and...
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Yvonne Alice Bass

January 1, 1942 - August 28, 2014

Yvonne Alice (Ferron) Bass, 72, of Ellington, died peacefully on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Hartford Hospital. She was born on January 1, 1942, in Bristol, daughter of the late Charles and Lillian Ferron.Yvonne worked as a Phlebotomist for Quest Laboratories for many years. She raised puppies for the Guiding Eyes for the Blind and was an active member of the Bolton Regional Lions Club for...
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Georgiana M. Cutler

November 2, 1929 - August 27, 2014

Georgiana M. "Georgie" (Enes) Cutler, 85, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Henry R. Cutler, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at a local convalescent home. She was born on November 2, 1929, in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late George and Gladys (Dow) Enes. A lifelong resident of South Windsor, she was a graduate of South Windsor High School. Georgie was a longtime member...
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Robert J. Krawski

May 7, 1946 - August 26, 2014

Robert J. "Bob" Krawski, 68, of Tolland, CT passed away on Tuesday, August 26th after a short battle with cancer. Bob was the fifth of six children born to the late Helen (Zagorski) and Joseph Krawski. In his early years, he spent much of his time working on the Krawski Farm, before earning his degree in engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology and serving in the National Guard. He worked...
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Constance Cart Harrison

October 8, 1922 - August 25, 2014

Constance Cart Harrison, 91, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 25, 2014 at her home. Born in Mount Vernon, New York to the late Francis Guerin Cart, Jr. and Ruth Simons Cart, she was raised and lived in Pennsylvania, France, South Carolina, California and New Jersey. She retired to Tampa, FL where she resided for over 30 years before settling in South Windsor over 2 years...
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Korey E. Yorkin/Sterrett

October 25, 1969 - August 25, 2014

Korey E. Yorkin/Sterrett, 44, of Simsbury, died unexpectedly on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Bridgeport Hospital. She was born October 25, 1969 in Albany, N.Y. Graduating from Simsbury High School in 1988, she participated in several sports. Korey played lacrosse and served as the captain of the field hockey team. She played both sports with true competitive spirit. Even while in high school, she...
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Lillian Alice Stevens

July 27, 1907 - August 24, 2014

Dorothea (Blinnie) Shanklin, 107, beloved wife of the late Richard W. Shanklin, passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Village at Buckland Court in South Windsor. She was born in Frankfort, Indiana to the late Carrie (Kern) and Richard Blinn. Dorothea was the Librarian for the town of Frankfort, Indiana. She and Richard moved across the country, being resettled more than 50 times during...
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Allen J. MacNeal

March 3, 1920 - August 24, 2014

Allen J. MacNeal, 94, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Harriet (Woodward) MacNeal passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Kimberly Hall Nursing Home in Windsor. Born in Scranton, PA on March 3, 1920 to the late Allen James and Myrtle (Hartranft) MacNeal he attended high school in Scranton and left before his senior year to serve in the Civilian Conservation Corps at the camp F...
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Raymond L. Williams

August 26, 1931 - August 24, 2014

Raymond L. Williams, 82, of Bloomfield, beloved husband to Catherine (D'Addeo) Williams for 60 years, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. Ray possessed a beautiful soul and personality but was trapped in a mind and body broken by vascular dementia for the past ten years. Born and raised in Hartford, son of the late Raymond and Edna (Belisle) Williams, he...
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Lillian Alice Stevens

January 31, 1919 - August 23, 2014

Lillian A. (Caine) Stevens, 95 of The Woods at Canco in Portland, Maine and formerly of Windsor passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014. She was born in Hollis, NY on January 31, 1919 to the late Albert Caine and Mabel (Leaton) Caine. Lillian graduated from The Babies Hospital of the City of New York specializing in the care of infants and children. On August 26, 1941 she married Nelson B....
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Lillian M. Carroll Hattin

May 29, 1919 - August 22, 2014

Lillian M. (Carroll) Hattin, 95, of Manchester, and formerly of Glastonbury and Tolland, loving wife of the late James "Jim" Hattin, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014. She was born on May 29, 1919 to Edward and Emma (Johnson) Carroll. She was a graduate of Manchester High School, and in later years she attended Manchester Community College. Lillian loved to sing, and was a member of the...
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Virginia L. Verdone

June 21, 1930 - August 22, 2014

Virginia L.Verdone, 84, beloved wife of the late Benjamin Verdone of Windsor passed away peacefully on August 22, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania on June 21, 1930 to the late Earl and Minnie (Kessler) Taylor. Virginia was employed by Wurdigs in food service for many years. Virginia was very caring and devoted her time to raise her family. In her younger days,...
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William P. Glover

February 18, 1930 - August 22, 2014

William "Bill" P. Glover, Jr., 84, of Suffield, CT, beloved husband of Ellenore (Kapansky) Glover, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 22, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Westfield, MA, he was raised by the late William and Deilia (Greenier) Glover in the Springfield area and has been a Suffield resident for the last 15 years. Bill served his country in the US Army....
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Donald E. Norton

March 19, 1938 - August 22, 2014

Deacon Donald E. Norton, 76, of East Windsor, formerly of Windsor, beloved husband of Beverly (Rich) Norton, died peacefully on Friday, August 22, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born in New Britain, CT, to the late Russell and Yvonne (Nicholas) Norton, he lived in West Springfield, MA, and Monroe, CT, prior to moving to Windsor in 1974. Don graduated from...
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Robert William Dabney Ball

September 1, 1930 - August 21, 2014

Robert William Dabney Ball, dearly loved husband of Joanne Dubbs Ball, departed this life on August 21, 2014, at University of Connecticut Health Center, after a courageous struggle with Lewy Body disease. Born on September 1, 1930 in Hartford, he was the son of William Dabney Ball and Emily (Hathaway) Ball. Currently a resident of Simsbury, Bob previously lived at Farmington Woods in Avon. Bob...
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Robert J. Mazairz

January 21, 1932 - August 20, 2014

Robert John (Bob) Mazairz, 82, of Windsor passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Robert was born on January 21, 1932 to late John Frank and Anna Mary (Ann Merva) Mazairz in Bridgeport, CT, where both he and his sister Dorothy (Mazairz) Franko were raised by their mother. He married the love of his life Carolyn Mary (Jones) Mazairz, 60 years ago and together they raised three...
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Lois Foster Watson

January 6, 1916 - August 20, 2014

Lois Foster Watson, 98, of South Windsor, loving wife to the late Robert V. Watson, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Woodlake of , Tolland. Born January 6, 1916 in South Windsor, she was a daughter to the late Walter and Josephine (Gowdy) Foster. She was a longtime member of Wapping Grange #30, a charter member of Wapping Community Church after the merger of churches, a past...
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Paul H. Mihalek

June 16, 1947 - August 20, 2014

Paul H. Mihalek, 67, of Windsor, beloved husband of Linda (Baker) Mihalek, passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Paul was born June 16, 1947 in Bridgeport to Florance (Binns) Mihalek and the late Stephen C. Mihalek. Paul was raised in Huntington and moved to Windsor in 1981. He had served his country as a member of the US Army during the Vietnam War. A graduate of...
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Carlette Sophia Channer

February 28, 1972 - August 19, 2014

Carlette "Munchie" Sophia Channer, 42, of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Mandeville, Jamaica, West Indies on February 28, 1972, daughter of Beulah Fong of Hartford and the late Burnette Channer, she was raised in Mandeville, Jamaica and had lived in Hartford for many years before moving to Manchester four years ago. ...
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Edward Joseph Pycz

April 14, 1969 - August 19, 2014

Edward (Ed) Joseph Pycz, 45, believed he lived seven years after his diagnosis with a rare autoimmune condition so he could help people. Ed lived a life of pride and joy before passing away on August, 19, 2014. Ed was a trained craftsman who worked his trade with pleasure and skill. He was always in high demand due to his quality workmanship which was appreciated whether he was helping friends or...
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Lois Jean Bell

April 25, 1926 - August 19, 2014

Lois "Jean" (Dixon) Bell, 88, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late John William Bell, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at her home. She was born April 25, 1926 in Hartford to the late William Dixon and Edith Marguerite (Carter) Dixon Anderson. Jean was raised in Hartford and had lived in East Hartford before settling in Windsor nearly 50 years ago. She was a member of Union...
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Frances Eleanor Kijek

February 6, 1929 - August 19, 2014

Frances Eleanor (Sniegocka) Kijek, 85, of East Hartford, beloved wife for 63 years of Francis Stanley Kijek, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in East Hartford. Born in Brooklyn, NY on February 16, 1929, daughter of the late Wladislaw and Mariana (Pietrowska) Sniegocka, she was raised in Brooklyn, NY and had lived in Astoria, Queens, NY and Rocky Hill, before moving to East Hartford in...
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Robert B. Zile

April 9, 1927 - August 19, 2014

Robert B. Zile, 87, of Avon, passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, August 19 2014, at home. He was the husband of the late Lorraine (Bisson) Zile for 46 yrs, and the late Elizabeth (Lee) Zile for 10 yrs. He was born in Chateauguay, NY on April 9, 1927, the son of the late Rueben Robert Zile and the late Anstella (Chabot) Zile. Robert joined the United States Navy in May 1945, and served a...
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Jack Guastamachio

July 31, 1924 - August 19, 2014

Jack Guastamachio, 90, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Bettylou Guastamachio, died Tuesday, August 19th at The Village at Buckland Court. Jack was born in Norwich, son of the late Matthew and Antoinette Guastamachio. His greatest passion was flying his planes. He was a proud WWII veteran serving his country with the U.S. Army. He was self-employed after the war at Long Hill Oil Company,...
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Richard J. Guastamachio

October 21, 1964 - August 18, 2014

Richard J. Guastamachio, 49, of Somers peacefully passed away on August 18, 2014. Richard was born in Hartford to the late Jack and Jeanette (Filion) on October 21, 1964. Richard was a South Windsor resident for most of his life. He enjoyed most of all flying with his father, riding dirt bikes and his Harley. He also had a long history and the love for fast cars. Rick also loved listening to...
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Kenneth C. Cwikla, Sr.

December 28, 1940 - August 18, 2014

Kenneth C. Cwikla, Sr., 73, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Violet (Hall) Cwikla, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 18, 2014 at his home. Born in Hartford to the late Carl and Ruth (Slater) Cwikla, he has been a Windsor resident all of his life. Ken owned and operated Ken's Nursery and Landscaping for over 50 years and had designed the landscaping for many properties throughout...
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Theresa Marie Lewis

April 3, 1943 - August 17, 2014

Theresa Marie "Terry" (Marquis) Lewis peacefully parted from this life on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at the age of 71. She was a beloved wife to Clarence C. Lewis for 47 years and her presence is already missed. She was born, April 3, 1943, in Fort Kent, Maine to Adrien and Jeanne (Dufour) Marquis. Terry and family have resided in Rockville and Manchester, CT, for over 40 years. She was a valued...
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Richard L. Teed

March 8, 1926 - August 17, 2014

Richard L. Teed, 88, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Virginia (LaBounty) Teed, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Newport, Rhode Island. Dick was born March 8, 1926 in Springfield, MA to the late Leroy and Alice (Lamb) Teed. A lifelong Windsor resident, Dick had been a member of the Wilson Congregational Church. He served his country honorably during World War II with the United...
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Edmund Joseph Surdel

November 22, 1927 - August 16, 2014

Edmund "Ed" Joseph Surdel, 86, of Vernon, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Ed was the son of the late Andrew and Sophia (Hudzik) Surdel, and was born in Rockville and lived in the area his entire life. He attended local schools, including Manchester Community College. He was a Merchant Marine and Marine Corps veteran, serving his country proudly in the South Pacific during WWII. At...
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Cynthia Tobin

March 22, 1927 - August 16, 2014

Cynthia (Purnell) Tobin, 87, of Rockville, CT, passed away peacefully in her sleep following a short illness, on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Cynthia was born March 22, 1927 in Rockville, daughter of Ernest S. and Rose (Clough) Purnell. She was the youngest and last remaining child of their eight children. As a young woman she worked at the Connecticut Bank & Trust. In 1947...
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Felicia M. Brown MHS PA-C PH-D

February 9, 1981 - August 15, 2014

BROWN. Felicia Monique Brown, MHS, PA-C, PH-D, daughter of Willie and Gloria Brown was born on February 9, 1981 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT. She departed this life on Friday, August 15, 2014 with her family by her side at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT. Felicia was baptized at an early age at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newington, CT. She was educated in the Newington Public School...
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Herman Woodard

April 5, 1937 - August 15, 2014

Herman Woodard, 77 of Windsor, beloved husband to Annie B. Woodard, peacefully passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 at his home. He was predeceased by his father, Jerry Woodard, his mother, Dora Woodard (Pipkin), son, Edward Woodard and his sister, Mary Ann Dumas. Second eldest of eleven children, Herman was born in Jenkins, Alabama on April 5, 1937 and grew up in Choctaw County. In 1960 he...
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Georgiana Harrison

April 29, 1968 - August 14, 2014

Georgiana (Hilliman) Harrison, 46 of New Britain, peacefully passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014 after enduring a lengthy battle with cancer. In her final days and moments she was strengthened and supported with the love and care from her beloved husband Steven and children as well as countless members of her extensive family. Georgiana was a proud and dedicated mother of three beautiful...
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Sandra L. Russell

June 13, 1942 - August 14, 2014

Sandra "Sandy" L. Russell, passed away August 14, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Hartford on June 13, 1942, daughter of Helen and Gordon Russell. Sandy was a long-time employee of Bank of America, achieving status as a first female senior vice president for Fleet Bank, which eventually merged into Bank of America. She also enjoyed singing since she had a beautiful voice and was a...
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Dominic M. Mobilio

October 16, 1929 - August 14, 2014

Dominic M. Mobilio of Avon, died peacefully at home surrounded by family, August 14, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Morcone, Benevento, Italy on October 16, 1929. He came to the United States in 1938 and settled in Waterbury, moving to Avon 41 years ago. A proud graduate of Fairfield University, he earned his degree in Physics in 1954. Dominic then joined the U.S. Army,...
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Vera L. Holden

September 5, 1917 - August 13, 2014

Vera Lens (Williams) Holden, 96, of Farmington, and formerly of Barkhamsted, beloved wife of the late Albert R. Holden, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Born in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, Canada, daughter of the late Norman and Ellen (Common) Williams she was raised on the prairies of Canada. Vera later came to New York City to take a job as a model and...
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Robert J. Bernier, Sr.

May 16, 1926 - August 13, 2014

Robert J. Bernier, Sr., 88, of Ellington, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Born May 16, 1926 in Hartford, he was a son to the late Albert and Marcella (Scully) Bernier. He was raised in Hartford and joined the U.S. Navy from 1944-46. He was a veteran of WWII serving his country proudly in the South Pacific. He married Hazel (Niederwerfer) Bernier on June 12, 1948, and they...
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Ruth Moore

March 21, 1930 - August 13, 2014

MOORE. Ruth Alford Moore, 84, died August 13, 2014, at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin, VT, after a long illness. Ruth was born March 21, 1930 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of Edith Norton Alford and Alden Euclid Alford. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1948, Vermont Junior College in 1950 and The Hitchcock School of Laboratory Medicine with a degree in Medical Technology. She...
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Barbara Ann Magnesi

June 10, 1949 - August 12, 2014

Barbara Ann Magnesi, 65, of Farmington, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late William and Margaret (Conner) Magnesi, she was raised there and graduated from New Britain High School in 1967. She attended Central CT State University and had been a member of the New Britain Repertory Theatre. She was an active Girl Scout leader. She leaves her daughter...
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Lizzie B. Franklin

September 2, 1935 - August 12, 2014

Lizzie B. Franklin, 78, of Hartford, passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Rogers, TX on September 2, 1935, daughter of the late James and Mary (Williams) Franklin, she was raised in Texas and had lived in Hartford for over 50 years. Lizzie worked for many years in food service for the Hartford Public Schools. She leaves four daughters, Marie Franklin of...
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John J. Egan

July 31, 1936 - August 12, 2014

John J. Egan, 78, of Windsor Locks, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Born July 31, 1936 in Hartford, to the late Michael and Theresa (Moran) Egan, he was raised in West Hartford and graduated from Hall High School and served in the Air Force Reserve. He received his associate's degree from American International College and was employed by Emhart for many years. He later retired from McLean...
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Josephine Warshavsky

September 10, 1931 - August 11, 2014

Josephine "Jo" (Russo) Warshavsky, 82, of South Windsor, loving wife of 61 years to Sanford "Sandy" Warshavsky, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 11, 2014 at her home with her loving family at her side. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Vito and Mary (Lungo) Russo, she grew up and lived in East Hartford before moving to South Windsor 57 years ago. She was a communicant of St....
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Elizabeth M. Thibodeau

November 16, 1914 - August 11, 2014

Elizabeth "Betty" (May) Thibodeau, 83, of South Windsor, devoted wife of 50 years to the late Vernon C. Thibodeau, peacefully departed this life on Monday, August 11, 2014 after spending the morning listening to some of her favorite music. Betty grew up in Manchester, the youngest daughter of the late John "Dusty" and Marie (Glenney) May. She lived in Manchester until her marriage when she then...
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George David Fuerth

February 27, 1922 - August 10, 2014

George David Fuerth, 92, of Manchester, left this earth for his greater reward on August 10, 2014. He leaves behind the love of his life Verna (Schaefer) Fuerth. He was born in Newark, New Jersey on February 27, 1922, the son of George C. and Carrie (Nelson) Fuerth. In addition to his wife of 67 years, George is survived by his daughters Sorine (Chris) Belz and her husband Edward and Donna...
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Goldie Weintraub Greenberg Rosengarten

April 30, 1917 - August 9, 2014

Goldie (Weintraub) Greenberg Rosengarten, 97, of Vernon, passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014, from natural causes, at Vernon Manor Care Center in Vernon, CT after several years of nursing and convalescent long term care stay. Goldie was born in Hudson, NY, in 1917, one of three children, to immigrant parents, Wolf and Anna (Glaser) Weintraub. Goldie attended Hudson High School and Albany...
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John S. Mattus

September 16, 1921 - August 9, 2014

John S. Mattus, 92, of West Hartford, beloved husband of Anne Mattus, passed away peacefully on Friday August 9, 2014 in West Hartford. He was born September 16, 1921 in Hartford of the late Sergei and Daria (Rudiuk) Mattus. John grew up in Hartford and graduated from Buckley High School class of 1939. He was an active member of the All Saints Orthodox Church. John enjoyed singing in the choir...
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John E. Malin

August 10, 1937 - August 8, 2014

John E. "Doc" Malin, 76, of Broad Brook, loving husband of Eleanor "Ellie" (Harris) Malin, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 8, 2014 on Grand Manan Island, N.B., Canada. Born in Hartford, CT, he was a son to the late John P. and Mary (Turosky) Malin. He grew up in East Windsor Hill, CT, and graduated from Ellsworth Memorial H.S., Tufts University and Tufts School of Dental Medicine. After...
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Kevin Butch Chandler

January 22, 1959 - August 8, 2014

Kevin "Butch" Chandler, 55, of South Windsor, loving husband of 24 years to Holly (Sargeant) Chandler, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 8, 2014 at his home with his family at his side. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Raymond and Mae (Meagher) Chandler, he grew up and lived in Wethersfield before moving to South Windsor twenty years ago. He was a graduate of Wethersfield High School...
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Patricia Ethel Board Ward

July 1, 1947 - August 8, 2014

Patricia Ethel (Board) Ward, 67, of Vernon, wife of the late Robert Ward (2013), passed away peacefully on Friday, August 8, 2014. Born in Bakersfield, California, the daughter of the late Robert and Dorothy (Vigna) Board, she grew up and lived in California and East Hartford and Manchester before moving to Vernon six years ago. She graduated from Porterville High School, Porterville, CA and...
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