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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

Aniela Klikuszowian

October 8, 1918 - May 29, 2016

Aniela Klikuszowian, 97, of West Hartford, beloved wife of the late Franciszek Klikuszowian and Andrzej Budz, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at her home. Born in Bialka Tatrzanska, Poland on October 8, 1918, daughter of the late Jozef and Aniela (Remiasz) Liptak, she had lived in Poland before immigrating to the United States in 1976 and settling in Hartford. Aniela later moved to...
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Vincent S. Melluzzo, Sr.

February 11, 1925 - May 28, 2016

Vincent S. Melluzzo, Sr., 91, of Windsor, beloved husband of Linda (Minotti) Melluzzo, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016. Born in Hartford, son of the late Sebastian and Serafina (Matarazzo) Melluzzo, he was raised there graduating from Hartford Public High School. He joined the US Army after high school and served in the European Theatre from 1943 to 1945 where he received two Purple Hearts for...
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Franciszek Krach

February 20, 1925 - May 27, 2016

Franciszek "Frank" Krach, 91, of East Hartford, beloved husband for 61 years of Aleksandra (Maslanka) Krach, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Krotoszyny, Poland on February 20, 1925, son of the late Adam and Maria (Skoczylas) Krach, he immigrated to the United States from England and settled in East Hartford in 1951. Frank served in the...
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James C. Steuer

May 8, 1933 - May 27, 2016

James C. Steuer, 83, of West Simsbury, beloved husband of Beverly (Wormley) Steuer, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Friday, May 27, 2016. Born in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Harold and Freda (Sauer) Steuer, he was raised in Port Washington, NY. He attended MIT and received his BA from C.W. Post. Jim started a long career in advertising in NYC, then joined the Heublein Co in...
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Denise Lee Mounds

June 14, 1953 - May 25, 2016

Denise Lee Mounds, 62, of West Haven and formerly of Hartford, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on June 14, 1953, daughter of the late Lillian (Jones) Mounds and Aaron B. Mounds, Sr., she was raised in Hartford and was a graduate of Hartford Public High School, Class of 1972. She leaves to mourn her passing two sons, Lawrence F. Mounds, Sr. and his...
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Ethel Hansen

October 20, 1918 - May 25, 2016

Ethel (Kingston) Hansen, 97, of Ellington, beloved wife of the late Frederick P. Hansen, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Woodlake at Tolland with her family at her side. Born in Rockville, the daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude (Preusse) Kingston, she grew up and lived in Rockville before moving to Ellington over 40 years ago. Prior to her retirement in 1983, Ethel was...
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Irma Asselin

August 7, 1924 - May 25, 2016

Irma Asselin, 91, beloved wife of 61 years to the late Noel Asselin, passed away peacefully on May 25, 2016 at her home in South Windsor. Born in Eagle Lake, ME, on August 7, 1924, she was the daughter of Edward and Laura Gagnon. In 1944, she moved to Hartford, CT where she worked at the Arrow Hart and Underwood factories from the late forties to the mid-fifties. Noel and Irma were married at St....
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Mary Linda Richard

November 6, 1943 - May 25, 2016

Mary Linda (Bacher) Richard, 72, of East Hartford, beloved wife of Curley L. Richard, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on November 6, 1943 in Cincinnati, OH, daughter of the late Elizabeth Bacher. Mary was a graduate of Bethel Tate High School in Ohio and went on to graduate from College. She was married to Curley Richard for nearly 40...
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Raymond J. Simon

May 6, 1966 - May 24, 2016

Raymond J. Simon, beloved son, father, and brother, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in Hartford, CT. Raymond was born on May 6, 1966 in Hartford, CT to the late George and Maudrie (Mouton) Simon. A lifetime resident of Hartford, CT, Raymond graduated from Hartford Public High School with the Class of 1984, then immediately went into a life of public service, first as security guard working...
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William Lawrence Pomponi II

July 21, 1948 - May 24, 2016

William "Bill" Lawrence Pomponi, II, 67, of North Granby, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at his home. Born in Bronxville, NY on July 21, 1948, son of the late William Lawrence and Agnes Frances (Johnson) Pomponi, he was raised in Brewster, NY and attended Brewster Public Schools. After high school, Bill continued his education at Norwich University and graduated with a...
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Raymond J. Mahoney

July 26, 1925 - May 24, 2016

MAHONEY. Raymond J. Mahoney, 90, of Suffield beloved husband of Natalie (Jones) Mahoney passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Suffield House. Born July 26, 1925 in New Haven, son of the late James P. and Mary (Hughes) Mahoney he grew up in the New Haven area and lived in Southwick, MA before moving to Suffield 55 years ago. He worked with building supply companies most of his career. Ray...
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Verona Mae Schneider

July 19, 1933 - May 23, 2016

Verona Mae (Gerber) Schneider, 82, beloved wife of the late Emanuel "Sonny" Schneider of Vernon, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at home. She was born in Ellington on July 19, 1933, the daughter of the late Walter and Leah (Bahler) Gerber. Verona turned her life to the Lord in her youth and was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church of Ellington. She was married to Sonny for 57 years...
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Lydia J. Sirois

July 7, 1927 - May 23, 2016

Lydia J. Sirois, 88, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late George P. Sirois, Sr., passed away peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hartford to the late Ezra and Lydia (Henry) Goupee, she lived most of her life in Windsor and was a member of St. Gabriel Church in Windsor. Lydia worked for Reddington Counters for over 25 years and was a member of the...
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Dale Clifford Hall

November 27, 1942 - May 23, 2016

Dale "Tut" C. Hall, 73, of Granby, CT, died peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Justine (Zaverton) Hall with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Born on November 27, 1942, Dale was the youngest son of the late Elmer C. Hall & Esther Shepard of Simsbury CT. Dale was exceedingly proud of the accomplishments of both his children. He leaves a son, Scott Hall and wife...
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Carlton F. Colby

September 30, 1934 - May 23, 2016

Carlton F. Colby, 81, of Windsor, beloved husband of Antoinette (Levesque) Colby, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2016. He was born September 30, 1934 in Charlestown, NH to the late Thomas Jefferson and Evelyn Frances (Whittier) Colby. Carlton served his country honorably in the USAFSS during the Korean War and the ensuing years overseas. He had been an Applications Analyst with Pratt &...
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Paul E. Raynes

January 11, 1932 - May 23, 2016

RAYNES. Paul E. Raynes, 84, formerly of Suffield, beloved husband of Carolyn (Stavola) Raynes passed away Monday, May 23, 2016. Born January 11, 1932 in Bath, ME son of the late Andrew and Dorothy (Potter) Raynes. Paul proudly served his country serving with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He had worked many years for Red Star Express Trucking Co., after retiring he worked part time...
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Mildred Simler

September 9, 1932 - May 22, 2016

Mildred (Smith) Simler, 83, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Richard H. Simler died peacefully on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at home, surrounded by her family. She was born on September 9, 1932 in Jersey City, NJ, daughter of the late Frank and Ethel (Fogg) Smith. Mildred was a graduate of Kearny High School and went on to graduate from Manchester Community College. She was married to...
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Lillian Ann Tudan

June 26, 1926 - May 21, 2016

TUDAN. Lillian Ann (Palechuck) Tudan, 89, of Windsor, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016. Lillian was born June 26, 1926 in Boston, MA, daughter of the late Ylia and Della (Frazian) Palechuck. Lillian was predeceased by the love of her life, Victor, whom she married on February 9, 1947, and together moved to Windsor 64 years ago. After losing her husband far too soon, she moved to Arizona and...
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Corey Demont Newton

February 27, 1969 - May 21, 2016

Corey Demont Newton, 47, of Worcester, MA, formerly of Hartford, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016. He was born February 27, 1969 in Hartford to Patricia (Wilson) Newton and the late Melvin Newton. A graduate of Hartford Schools he was a carpenter, loved working with his hands, but most especially being able to spend time with his children and family. In addition to his mother he is survived...
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Kory L. Terlaga

September 20, 1956 - May 21, 2016

Kory Leonard Terlaga. 59, of Piedmont MO, beloved husband of Lynn Terlaga, lost his life due to a motorcycle accident on Saturday, May 21, 2016. He was born in Hartford, CT on September 20, 1956, the son of Stanley and Jean (Pochran) Terlaga. Along with his wife Lynn of 28 years, he leaves his loving sons Christopher Terlaga & Michael Terlaga of Salt Lake City, UT; his parents Stanley & Jean...
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Raymond A. Curtis

November 22, 1923 - May 21, 2016

Raymond Arthur Curtis, 92, of Avon, most recently a resident of Avon Health Center, a cherished father, stepfather, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather and one who had been a friend to many passed away peacefully on Saturday May 21, 2016 at Avon Health Center. Born in Berrien Springs, MI to Thallie (Halvorsen) Curtis and Claude C. Curtis on November 22, 1923, Raymond moved to Southern...
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Michael D. Fielder

October 8, 1979 - May 20, 2016

Michael D. Fielder, 36, of Avon, passed away, Friday, May 20, 2016. Born in Springfield, MA, son of Jimmie J. and Josie (Garcia) Fielder of Avon, he was raised in PA and lived in Avon for the past six years. Mike graduated from high school in Denver, CO and attended Eastern CT State University. Mike was formerly a member of the CT Air National Guard. He was employed as a barista at Starbucks in...
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Mary Patrice Mahoney SNDdeN

August 9, 1934 - May 20, 2016

Sr. Mary Patrice Mahoney, SNDdeN, (Eileen Frances), of Julie House, Windsor, CT, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016, at the Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, Worcester, MA. Born in Westfield, MA, daughter of the late Patrick J. and Mary (Carney) Mahoney, she was raised in Springfield where she attended both Sacred Heart Elementary and High Schools. Sr. Mary Patrice entered religious life in 1952....
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Mary Patrice Mahoney SNDdeN

August 9, 1934 - May 20, 2016

Sr. Mary Patrice Mahoney, SNDdeN, (Eileen Frances), of Julie House, Windsor, CT, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016, at the Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, Worcester, MA. Born in Westfield, MA, daughter of the late Patrick J. and Mary (Carney) Mahoney, she was raised in Springfield where she attended both Sacred Heart Elementary and High Schools. Sr. Mary Patrice entered religious life in 1952....
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Richard R. Russell

October 29, 1936 - May 19, 2016

The Reverend Richard R. Russell, 79, former Pastor of Saint Catherine of Siena Church, West Simsbury, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016. Born and raised in Hartford, he was the son of the late Richard and Catherine (O'Keefe) Russell. He was educated at the St. Joseph Cathedral School, then St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield where he continued his college education until 1956. He studied...
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Frederic W. Hopkins

March 19, 1927 - May 19, 2016

Frederic W. "Fritz" Hopkins, 89, of Vernon, passed away May 19, 2016 at Vernon Manor. He was born on March 19, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Nathaniel Wallace Hopkins and Genevieve Macklem Hopkins. Fritz graduated from high school in Plymouth, MI and received his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. He honorably served his country as a member of the Merchant Marines...
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Edward J. Glofka, Sr.

May 26, 1924 - May 18, 2016

Edward J. Glofka, who enjoyed many pleasurable years at 987 Poquonock Ave, passed away on the morning of May 18, 2016, eight days before his 92'nd birthday. He was tinkering with his Cadillac, and left us with a smile on his face. Ed hailed from the coal mining hills of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, the oldest of six children. He attended Catholic schools until he was swept into World War II,...
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Marjorie A. Viets

August 8, 1918 - May 18, 2016

Marjorie A. (Lancaster) Viets, 97, of Avon, formerly of East Granby, beloved wife of the late William J. Viets, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. She was born August 8, 1918 in Hartford to the late Jessie and Anna (Babicki) Lancaster. Marjorie loved to be able to spend time with her family, was an avid reader and truly enjoyed all animals, and loved feeding and watching the birds...
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Virginia Lee Lohr Ortis

January 29, 1947 - May 18, 2016

Virginia Lee (Lohr) Ortis, 69, of Rockville, beloved wife of Carlos Ortis, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Virginia was born and raised in Cape Cod on January 29, 1947 to the late Arthur and Audrey (Perdue) Lohr. She moved to Rockville in 1982 and married the love of her life Carlos Ortis. Virginia's faith was a central part of her life; a member of The...
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Edward DeVoe, Jr.

March 9, 1955 - May 18, 2016

Edward "Eddie" DeVoe Jr., of Ellington passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at his home, he was 61. Born in 1955 at Hartford Hospital to Edward R. DeVoe Sr., and the late Janice (Edwards) Adams, he lived most of his life in Manchester, graduating in 1973 from Manchester High School. After a short tour in the U.S. Army he was employed in many different fields. He most enjoyed his...
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Sarah B. Adger

April 4, 1942 - May 17, 2016

Sarah B. Adger, 74, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Born in Winnsboro, SC on April 4, 1942, daughter of the late Elliott and Johnnie Mae (Mitchell) Adgers, she was raised in Winnsboro, SC and moved with her family to Hartford as a young girl. Sarah attended Hartford Public Schools and spent most of her life in Hartford before moving to Bloomfield to be closer to...
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Mark Limberger

April 21, 1966 - May 17, 2016

Mark Steven Limberger, 50, of Ellington, passed away on May 17, 2016 at his home. He was born in Rockville on April 21, 1966 and was a son of the late Harold M. Limberger, Sr. and Eileen Dowd Limberger. Mark was a devoted son who cared deeply for his parents. The pain of losing both his mother and father was tremendous and left a void in Mark's life. He was a likeable, social, and easy-going man...
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Florence M. Dubay

December 26, 1936 - May 15, 2016

Florence (Chouinard) Riendeau Dubay, 79, beloved wife of Eugene Dubay of Florida, went home to be with the Lord on May 15, 2016 at South Baptist Hospital, Plant City, Florida. She was born in Greensboro, VT on December 26, 1936 to the late Joseph and Marjorie (Sheltra) Chouinard. She was married for forty-eight years to her late husband, Alfred Riendeau. Together they raised eight children ...
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William F. Ouimette

September 23, 1934 - May 15, 2016

William Francis Ouimette, 81, of Windsor, beloved husband of Patricia (Fitzpatrick) Ouimette, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 15, 2016 with his family by his side. He was born September 23, 1934 in West Springfield, MA to the late Ralph and Frances (Keating) Ouimette. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and had worked for Savage Firearms as an inspector for thirty years. He...
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Joseph M. Bouffard

November 22, 1918 - May 15, 2016

Joseph M. Bouffard, 97, of South Windsor, beloved husband of the late Lucille (Bertrand) Bouffard, died peacefully on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by his family. Joseph was born on November 22, 1918 in Biddeford, Maine, son of the late Joseph Bouffard and Phelanise Berthiaume. He moved to Canada with his family as a young child and came back to the U.S. as an adult. He...
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John Joseph Latonie, Sr.

October 14, 1946 - May 14, 2016

John Joseph Latonie, Sr., 69, of East Granby, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on October 14, 1946, son of the late Vittie and Jean (Zawistowski) Latonie, he had spent most of his life in East Granby before moving to Windsor Locks six years ago. A veteran of the Vietnam War, John served in the US Navy on the USS Saratoga until his honorable discharge...
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Audrey H. McKenna

March 28, 1926 - May 14, 2016

Audrey H. McKenna, 90, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Thomas McKenna, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016. Born in New York City, daughter of the late Frederick and Elizabeth (Burke) Hammermann, she has lived in Windsor since 1970. She had been employed by the former Fox Press for many years before retiring. Audrey was a communicant of St. Joseph Church and enjoyed spending quiet time with...
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Samuel W. Sinclair

January 28, 1926 - May 14, 2016

Samuel W. Sinclair, 90, of Granby, beloved husband for 67 years of Betty Lee (Beyea) Sinclair, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Lynn, MA on January 28, 1926, son of the late Alexander and Ellen (Norwood) Sinclair, he was raised in Hyde Park, MA and was a graduate of Hyde Park High School. After high school, Sam enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served...
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Steven A. Sternberg

February 27, 1946 - May 14, 2016

Steven A. Sternberg, 70, of Manchester, died peacefully on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Riverside Health Care in East Hartford. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Sylvia J. (Snyder) Sternberg. Steven served in the U.S. Navy from 1965-1969. He was given a medical retirement due to injuries received in Vietnam in 1968. He used to say, that to the best of his knowledge, he...
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Virginia L. Thorsen

June 3, 1930 - May 13, 2016

Virginia L. (Thomas) Thorsen, 85, of Willington, CT passed away peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Woodlake at Tolland. Born in West Haven to the late Arthur and Charlotte (Grady) Thomas, she moved to RI as a young child when her father started working for the Providence Journal. She grew up in Cranston and graduated from Cranston High School. She lived in Johnston RI until her retirement when...
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Carole T. Fiorita

December 19, 1961 - May 13, 2016

Carole T. Fiorita, 54, of South Windsor, treasured wife of Richard A. Fiorita, Sr., passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital on Friday, May 13, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a devoted wife for 28 years and a loving and supportive mother to her three sons, Ricky, Ryan, and Reason. Although gone from their sight, her spirit lives on in their hearts. Born in Hartford on...
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James Darwin Crawford

November 14, 1933 - May 13, 2016

James Darwin Crawford, 82, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2016. Born on November 14, 1933 in Pittsburgh, PA, he was moved to New Castle, PA as a child in 1935 or so. He attended Arthur McGill Grade School, George Washington Junior High School and New Castle Senior High School. He was an Eagle Scout with palms. He graduated in 1951, fifth in a class of 508 and was awarded...
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Robert M. Bycenski

January 22, 1987 - May 13, 2016

Robert M. Bycenski, 29, of Manchester, CT passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016. He was born January 22, 1987 in Springfield, MA to Stephen M. Bycenski and Deborah (McLean) Bycenski. Rob spent most of his life in Windsor Locks and had settled in Manchester four years ago and he worked in his father's machine shop. He loved music, especially The Grateful Dead and The Beatles, camping at Sebago Lake...
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John Edward Cochener, Sr.

May 14, 1936 - May 13, 2016

John E. Cochener, Sr., 79, of West Simsbury, husband of Katharine ( Ferguson) Cochener, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016. Born in Hartford, son of the late Floyd and Louise (Ennis) Cochener he lived in West Simsbury for many years. He served in the US Army Reserves and had been co owner of the Granby Insurance Agency many years. Besides his wife he leaves two sons John E. Jr. of Manchester and...
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Charles E. Callahan

October 11, 1941 - May 12, 2016

Charles E. Callahan, 74, of Vernon, beloved husband of Sheila (Camp) Callahan, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Born in New York, NY to the late Thomas and Mary Margaret (Romus) Callahan, he lived most of his life in Enfield and has been a resident of Vernon for the last 11 years. Charles served his country proudly with the US Navy and as a firefighter with the Hartford Fire...
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Rose Niedziela Pakulski

September 9, 1924 - May 12, 2016

Rose (Kalmuk) Niedziela Pakulski, 91, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Joseph Pakulski and Stanley Niedziela, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at her home. Born in Oleszyce, Poland on September 9, 1924, daughter of the late Jan and Katarzyna (Lewieniec) Kalmuk, she was raised in Poland and was brought to Germany after the Nazi occupation during World War II as a slave laborer at the...
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Marshall C. Earley

May 12, 2016

Marshall C. Earley, 94 of Windsor, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 12, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born in Danbury to the late Marshall S. Earley and Sara Carr Earley, Marshall married his loving and devoted wife of 72 years, the late Helen Marchut on July 26, 1941. He has been a Windsor resident for over 59 years. He graduated from William Hall High School in West Hartford in...
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John F. Butler

December 8, 1919 - May 12, 2016

BUTLER. John F. Butler, 96, of East Granby, beloved husband of Frances (Slipski) Butler passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016. Born December 8, 1919 in Windsor, son of the late John and Lina (Peritti) Butler he grew up in the Rainbow section of Windsor and has lived in East Granby for the past 70 years. John was a proud veteran, serving with the US Army during WWII. Before retiring he was a...
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Sharon L. Dombek

January 28, 1949 - May 12, 2016

Sharon L. (Boss) Dombek, 67, of Vernon, beloved wife of Darryl S. Dombek, died peacefully on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at home, surrounded by her family. Sharon was born on January 28, 1949 in Kingston, NY, daughter of the late Kenneth and Bella (Scism) Boss. After losing her parents at a young age she was raised by her Uncle and Aunt, the late Pasquale and Charlotte Mercurio. She was a graduate...
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Thelma Corbin

August 14, 1920 - May 11, 2016

Thelma (Grosvenor) Corbin, 95, of Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Daughter of the late Samuel Bonas and Cecilia Grosvenor, Thelma was born in Drax Hall, St. George, Barbados on August 14, 1920. Thelma attended St. Luke's school for girls. After graduating, she worked as a cook in Barbados for many years. She enjoyed her job as she provided nutritious meals for the children....
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Virginia Dalzell

June 8, 1934 - May 11, 2016

Virginia (Peck) "Ginny" Dalzell, 81, of Farmington, beloved wife of Robert A. Dalzell, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was born June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late Shirley and Myrtle (Wright) Peck, grew up in Horseheads, NY and graduated from Syracuse University in 1956. While working during the summer between her sophomore and junior years in Wolfboro, NH, she met her...
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Helen Margaret Miggins

December 26, 1921 - May 11, 2016

Helen M. (Murphy) Miggins of Farmington, beloved wife of the late John J. Miggins, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 11, 2016, surrounded by her children and caregivers. Born in Hartford to the late Thomas and Catherine (Powell) Murphy, she was raised in East Hartford and graduated from East Hartford High School in 1939. After high school Helen began a career as an executive assistant with...
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Edna A. Yuile

June 29, 1921 - May 10, 2016

Edna A. Yuile, 94, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late ArthurMcLeodYuile, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Born in Pentiction, B.C. Canada to the late William and Florence (Faulkiner) Clarke, she has been a Windsor resident for over 50 years. Edna wasthe first woman Civil Engineer in Canada and she blazed the trail for other women to follow. Edna worked as an engineer for...
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Neil J. Dean

May 22, 1978 - May 10, 2016

Neil J. Dean, 37, of Hardwick, VT, formerly of Windsor, passed away on May 10, 2016. He was born May 22, 1978 in Hartford to Nancy (Young) Dean and the late Clement H. Dean. Neil was a graduate of Windsor High School and had moved to Vermont twenty years ago where he worked as a luthier and a farmer. He was very involved with music and for many years played fiddle and mandolin with the Mud City...
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Josephine C. Byrne

August 25, 1921 - May 10, 2016

Josephine C. Byrne of Bloomfield, wife of the late James E. Byrne Sr. passed away peacefully on May 10, 2016. She was born on August 25, 1921 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, second daughter of the late James Alphonsus and Lucy Whitener Crimmins. Josephine graduated from Notre Dame High School and went on to McKenzie Business School. She worked for Joy Floral Company as a bookkeeper and designer...
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Rena Cote

March 18, 1940 - May 9, 2016

Rena (Caron) Cote, 76, of South Windsor, died peacefully on Monday, May 09, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born on March 18, 1940 in Canada, daughter to the late Joachim and Albina (Dube) Caron. Rena was a graduate of Holy Ghost Academy in Tupper Lake, NY. She was married, divorced and later moved to East Hartford where she raised her family. Rena...
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Gladys Louise Carter

July 17, 1925 - May 8, 2016

Gladys Louise Carter, 90, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Andrew Carter, Jr., passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Leesburg, GA on July 17, 1925, daughter of the late John and Adrilla Murphy, she was raised in Leesburg, GA and had lived in Hartford since 1942. Gladys started her career at Hartford Screw Company which later became Stanadyne and then...
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Dorothy H. McLachlan

August 4, 1930 - May 8, 2016

Dorothy H. McLachlan, 85, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2016, surrounded by her family at her home. Dorothy was born on August 4, 1930 in Limon, Costa Rica to the late Leslie Angus and Lillian (Russell) Angus. She moved to Kingston, Jamaica at the age of eight and settled in Hartford in 1951. Dorothy retired from Mt. Sinai Hospital after over 40 years of service. She...
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Robert C. Hannah

July 24, 1922 - May 8, 2016

After a full life well lived, and at his home with family and those closest to him, Robert Charles Hannah, 93 of Farmington passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Bob was the beloved husband of the late Audrey (Leighton) Hannah. In Bob's own words, "after collecting a lot of brass rings, it was about time to get off the merry-go-round." A native of Wellesley, MA, son of the late Charles...
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Christopher M. H. Gentile

November 21, 1989 - May 8, 2016

Christopher Michael Henry Gentile, 26, of Ellington, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Born in Guatemala, son of Frank and Lori (Botteron) Gentile, he lived the majority of his life in Ellington, graduated from Ellington High School and was a member of St. Luke's Church in Ellington. Christopher's caring nature helped him to truly enjoy his work as a patient care assistant at...
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Cameron DeWitt Littman

April 26, 1957 - May 7, 2016

Rev. Cameron DeWitt Littman, 59, of Hartford, beloved husband for 21 years of Sharon Thompson-Littman, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in West Hartford. Born in Hartford on April 26, 1957, son of the late Henry James Littman, Jr. and Rita May (Smith) Littman, Cameron was a lifelong resident of Hartford and a graduate of Hartford Public Schools. He later continued his education...
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Ernest Palmer Lewis

November 1, 1930 - May 7, 2016

Ernest Palmer Lewis, Jr., 85, of Vernon, CT passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, May, 7 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. The world has lost a man known for honesty, integrity and most of all his passionate love of family. He is survived by his beloved high school sweetheart, his wife of 63 years, Kathleen "Kay" (Dakin) Lewis. He was a man of high intelligence but simple...
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James C. Poor

June 8, 1935 - May 6, 2016

James C. Poor, 80 of East Granby, beloved husband of the late Jan Poor, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016 after a brief illness. Son of the late George Washington Poor and Dorothy Cramphorn Poor, Jim was born on June 8, 1935 in Medford, MA. He spent much of his childhood in Southport Island, Maine where he attended primary school. Jim returned to Massachusetts and graduated from Medford High...
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James Vaught

May 2, 1934 - May 6, 2016

James Vaught, 82, of Hartford, husband for 47 years of Peggy Joann (Hinton) Vaught, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016, at the VA Medical Center in West Haven. Born in Waupee, SC on May 2, 1934, son of the late Ernest and Cora (Grissett) Vaught, he was raised in South Carolina and moved to Hartford in 1954. James served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era and was honorably discharged in...
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Anthony Biskupic

October 28, 1928 - May 6, 2016

Anthony Biskupic, 87, of Granby, CT, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of 40 years to the late Elizabeth "Mona" Biskupic. Son of the late Matthew Biskupic and Rosalia (Carsky) Biskupic, Tony was born on October 28, 1928 and defected from Communist Czechoslovakia in 1948 to join family members already living in the United States. He...
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Ruth Frey

February 27, 1924 - May 6, 2016

Ruth (Monahan) Frey, 92, of Rockville, beloved wife of the late Leo J. Frey, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 6, 2016 at her home. Born in Rockville, the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Connors) Monahan, she was a lifelong resident of Rockville. Prior to her retirement, Ruth was employed by the Hartford Insurance Company for many years. She is survived by four nieces, Ann...
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Violet Ann Marie Jordan

June 5, 1953 - May 5, 2016

Violet Ann Marie (Mahoney) Jordan, 62, of Lauderdale Lakes, FL and formerly of Hartford, beloved wife of Thomas L. Jordan, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Hartford surrounded by her family. Born in Kingston, Jamaica on June 5, 1953, daughter of the late Barzillar and Clarice May (Cooper) Mahoney, she was raised in Kingston, Jamaica and was a graduate of Dunn Robin High School...
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Janet Helm

April 27, 1927 - May 5, 2016

Janet (Buell) Helm, 89, of South Windsor, died peacefully on May 5, 2016 at Kimberly Hall in Windsor. She was born on April 27, 1927 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Milton F. and Lucy A. (Chandler) Buell. Janet was a graduate of East Hartford High School and went on to work at Pratt & Whitney for over 23 years, before retiring in 1987. She loved to square dance and enjoyed animals,...
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Arline L. Bingham

January 23, 1919 - May 5, 2016

Arline L. Bingham, 97, of Simsbury, formerly of East Granby, beloved wife of the late Robert Bingham, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the McLean Home in Simsbury. Born in Battle Creek, MI to the late William and Eva (Savoy) Lennox, she was a graduate of Hartford Public High School and earned her teaching degree from Ohio Wesleyan University. Arline was a former member of Asylum...
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Kelly Marie Gregory

July 15, 1982 - May 4, 2016

Kelly Marie Gregory, 33, of Simsbury, passed away tragically on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. She was born July 15, 1982 in Hartford to Thomas C. and Nancy (Marley) Gregory. A lifelong resident of Simsbury, Kelly was a savvy gardener who really understood the science of it all. She was very creative in everything she did, including jewelry design. She was an avid reader, loved music, movies and...
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Everett Rackliffe

January 17, 1928 - May 4, 2016

Everett "Tony" Rackliffe, 88, of East Hartford, formerly of South Windsor, beloved husband of 69 years to Avis (Budrow) Rackliffe, passed away peacefully with his beloved family by his side on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Presque Isle, Maine on January 17, 1928, son of the late Everett A. and Madelon (Burke) Rackliffe. Besides his wife Avis, he is survived by his...
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Russell Steven Brooks

August 4, 1951 - May 4, 2016

Russell Steven Brooks, 64, of Ellington, beloved husband of Amy Dresner, passed away peacefully at home on May 4, 2016. Russ was born in Springfield, MA on August 4, 1951 to the late Clifford and Ethel (Stevens) Brooks, and grew up in Wilbraham, MA. He was a graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School, and would go on to earn his Associates degree. Russ became an exceptional master carpenter...
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David Osella

December 28, 1930 - May 4, 2016

David Osella, 85, of Broad Brook, CT, devoted husband of Rita (Millix) Osella, passed away at home on May 4, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. David was born in Manchester to the late Neno and Mary (Hemingway) Osella, on December 28, 1930. He was a survivor of the Hartford circus fire of 1944. David faithfully served our country in The United States Army during the Korean War. During his time...
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Julius H. Beer

February 27, 1916 - May 2, 2016

Julius H. Beer, 100, beloved husband of the late Florence (Preuss) Beer, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016. He was born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania on February 27, 1916 to Julius and Louise (Theil) Beer. At a very young age, Julius moved with his family to Rockville, where they owned and operated the Liberty Bakery for many years. He was also employed by Boston Bakery in Rockville until his...
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Edward Saunders, Sr.

January 31, 1934 - May 2, 2016

Edward "Eddie" Saunders, Sr., 82 of Windsor, husband of Jeannette Ward Saunders, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 2, 2016 at the Veterans Health Facility in Rocky Hill. Edward was born on January 31, 1934 in Belleville, New Jersey. He attended Bloomfield Senior High School in Bloomfield, NJ. A veteran of the United States Air Force for six years, he served in the Korean conflict. After...
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Joseph F. Baranauskas

February 26, 1924 - May 2, 2016

Joseph F. Baranauskas, 92, of Hartford, CT, beloved husband for over 62 years of Beatrice (Berger) Baranauskas, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 at home with the support and presence of his loving family. Joseph was born on February 26, 1924 in Pittston, PA, son of the late Joseph M. and Leanora Karnelia Baranauskas. He served our country during WWII with the U.S. Navy. Joseph worked as a...
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Mary Bil

September 19, 1926 - May 1, 2016

Mary Bil, 89, of Wethersfield, beloved wife for 65 years of the late Michael Bil, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 1, 2016, while visiting her family in Texas. Born in Troscianiec Wielki, Poland on September 19, 1926, daughter of the late Piotr and Tekla (Forys) Sudal, she had lived in Dabrowa, Poland before immigrating to the United States and settling in Hartford in 1960. After living in...
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Robert Reckendorf

June 8, 1925 - May 1, 2016

Robert "Recky" Reckendorf, 90, of South Windsor, loving husband of the late Barbara (Barton) Reckendorf, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Born in Portsmouth, NH, the son of the late Fred and Eva (Chretien) Reckendorf, he grew up in Portsmouth, NH and lived many of the last fifty-four years in South Windsor. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy during World War II and...
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Janina T. Chlus

September 24, 1923 - May 1, 2016

Janina T. Chlus, 92, of Wethersfield, beloved wife of the late Stanislaw Chlus, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 1, 2016, surrounded by her family. Born in Malawicze Dolne, Poland on September 24, 1923, daughter of the late Jan and Paulina (Siemaszko) Waleszczyk, she lived in Poland before immigrating to the United States with her family and settling in Hartford in 1961. Eight years later,...
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Marion Cox Hughey

May 20, 1928 - May 1, 2016

Marion Cox Hughey, 87 of Cheshire, CT and formerly a long time resident of Vernon entered into heaven on May 1, 2016..She was a beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was born May 20, 1928 to Freeman and Martha Cox in Dorchester, MA. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert Hughey and their children; Rev. Dr. Sharon Hughey, Richard and wife Kathy Hughey,...
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Gervaise Amyot Descheneaux

January 30, 1926 - April 30, 2016

Gervaise (Amyot) Descheneaux, 90, a longtime resident of Ellington, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Evergreen Health Care Center in Stafford Springs. She was the loving wife of the late Fernand Descheneaux. Gervaise was born January 30, 1926 in Brownington, VT to the late Louis and Ellenna (Dube) Amyot. She grew up and lived in Brownington, VT before moving to...
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Henry V. Holcomb, Jr.

June 28, 1925 - April 30, 2016

Henry V. Holcomb, Jr., 90, of Granby, husband of the late Alma (Cummings) Holcomb, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Born in Granby to the late Henry Sr. and Hilda "Jennette" (Whipple) Holcomb, he has been a Granby resident all of his life. Henry owned and operated Granby Construction and H & M Septic as well as his own farms in Granby which he was awarded a trip around the...
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Michael W. Anacki

March 3, 1947 - April 30, 2016

Michael W. "Mickey" Anacki, 69, of Suffield and formerly of West Suffield, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born March 3, 1947 in Springfield, MA son of the late Walter and Frances (Smiegel) Anacki. Mickey proudly served his country with the US Air Force during the Vietnam War as crew chief for the F101B Voodoo Jets at Griffiss AFB in Rome, NY and later for the F4...
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Darcel W. Walker

May 18, 1966 - April 29, 2016

Darcel Waynett Walker, 49, of Hartford, CT went home to be with our Savior on Friday, April 29, 2016. She was born May 18, 1966 in Hartford, CT. She was currently employed at Woodlake at Tolland as an RN Nursing Supervisor. Prior to working at Woodlake at Tolland Darcel worked at DaVita as a Dialysis Nurse, Hartford Hospital as an RN on CB5, had over 20 years with American Red Cross, and also...
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Antoinette S. Mason

July 16, 1924 - April 29, 2016

Antoinette Shippen Mason, 91, of Bloomfield passed away peacefully as was her prayer on Friday, April 29, 2016. Born in Washington, DC to the late Cyrus and Beatrice (Allen) Shippen, she attended the famed Dunbar High School where her passion for education was nurtured by family and faculty which included her grandfather, an 1899 Yale graduate. After graduation from DC Teachers College where she...
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Rose Michelena LaVigne

April 15, 1935 - April 29, 2016

Rose Michelena (Russo) LaVigne, 81, of Canton, passed away Friday April 29, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hartford, daughter of Angela "Nellie" (Czerniak) Russo of Avon and the late John Russo, she was raised in Hartford; lived many years in East Hartford and Windsor before moving to Canton. Rose was a devoted mother, daughter and sister. Over the last several years of her illness...
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Helen Endrelunas

December 15, 1921 - April 29, 2016

Helen (Karanda) Endrelunas, 94, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Robert J. Endrelunas, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was born December 15, 1921 in Hartford to the late Michael and Marcella (Nenorte) Karanda. She grew up in Hartford and had graduated from Hartford Public High School. Upon graduation she started her first job as a...
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Nicholas Thurston

October 20, 1989 - April 28, 2016

Nicholas "Nick" Thurston, 26, of Louisville, KY and formerly of Tolland, beloved son of James and Bridget (Marouski) Thurston of Tolland, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Born in Hartford, he grew up and lived in Tolland before moving to Louisville, KY over three years ago. He was a graduate of Tolland High School, Class of 2007, and was a communicant of St. Matthew Church in Tolland. ...
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Richard J. Scully

March 29, 1929 - April 28, 2016

SCULLY. Richard J. Scully, 87, of Suffield beloved husband of Frances L. (Ambrosini) Scully passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born March 29, 1929 in Springfield, MA son of the late William and Bridget (Fitzgerald) Scully he grew up in Springfield, lived in Enfield before moving to Suffield in 1956. Before retiring he was employed with the Plumbers & Pipe...
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John Jozwik

September 12, 1918 - April 28, 2016

On April 28, 2016, the night of their 65th wedding anniversary, with his birds singing outside his window, John Jozwik went "home". He passed away peacefully in his bed, surrounded by his family . John was 97. Born in New Britain on September 12, 1918, son of the late Kazimierz and Katarzyna (Pest) Jozwik, he moved to Poland with his family as a young boy and returned to the United States in...
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Roger P. Mailhot

April 28, 1945 - April 28, 2016

Roger P. Mailhot, 71, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Mary Jane (Pelletier) Mailhot, died peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. Roger was born on April 28, 1945 in Granby, Quebec, Canada, son of the late Eugene and Dorelys (Bessette) Mailhot. He moved to Hartford, CT, at age 13 from Canada. Roger was married to the love of his life...
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Sumintra Goorahoo

April 11, 1926 - April 28, 2016

Sumintra Goorahoo, 90, of East Hartford, beloved wife of the late Greenwood Whitfield Goorahoo, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2016, surrounded by her family at her home. Born in Georgetown, Guyana on April 11, 1926, daughter of the late Bridgemohan and Sukhandia Adjodha, she was raised by her parents and her uncle and aunt, Jagmohan and Bhagwandia Singh. Sumintra had lived in...
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Aline Pruneau

June 25, 1948 - April 27, 2016

Aline B. Pruneau, age 67, South Windsor, CT, passed away on April 27, 2016 with family by her side after a long struggle with frontotemporal dementia. Aline was born June 25, 1948 in Green River, New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of Ronald and Melina (Ringuette) Berube. After moving to Hartford, CT in 1961 she soon met the love of her life, Andre Pruneau. They spent 50 married years together...
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Mamie E. Payer

September 27, 1926 - April 27, 2016

Mamie Elaine (Brice) Payer, 89, of Manchester, formerly of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Joseph Payer, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Manchester Manor. She was born September 27, 1926 in Atlanta, GA to the late Charles and Hattie (Henry) Brice. She had lived in South Windsor for over 40 years before moving to Manchester. She was a loving and devoted wife who...
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Ronald E. Leathers

March 16, 1932 - April 26, 2016

Ronald E. Leathers, of Avon, passed away on April 26, 2016, after a long battle with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, surrounded by his beloved fiancée and his loving children. Ron was born on March 16, 1932, in Orrington, ME, the oldest of four children, to Elmore and Jessie (Leahy) Leathers. He is survived by his fiancée Mary MacDonald, his siblings (Paul Leathers, Sandra Thomas,...
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Dora E. DeCasperis

April 11, 1930 - April 26, 2016

Dora E. (Fantauzzi) DeCasperis, 86, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Anthony DeCasperis, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on April 11, 1930 in Troy, NY, daughter of the late Damiano and Maria (Vellucci) Fantauzzi. Dora grew up in Mechanicville, NY. She was married to Anthony DeCasperis in 1954 and together they settled in...
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Linda Ann Adamcewicz

January 26, 1942 - April 25, 2016

Linda Ann (Barbrick) Adamcewicz, 74, lifelong resident of East Hartford and beloved wife of the late John Adamcewicz died peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 26, 1942 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Wesley and Lucienne (Dube) Barbrick. Linda was a graduate of East Hartford High School with the Class of 1961. She...
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Dolores I. Riker

December 7, 1936 - April 25, 2016

Dolores I. (Urgo) Riker, 79, of East Windsor, wife of the late David A. Riker, passed away, Monday, April 25, 2016. Born in Hartford daughter of the late Joseph Urgo and Catherine (DeVito) Crossley she was raised in Bloomfield and lived in West Hartford for over 40 years moving to East Windsor in 2009. She was the President and Founder of The Touch of Love for Pediatric AIDS and had been...
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Ethel Cheeseman Williams

October 20, 1943 - April 25, 2016

Ethel (Cheeseman) Williams, 72, of Vernon, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Rockville General Hospital with her family at her side. Born in Alburgh, VT, the daughter of the late Herbert and Theresa (Boutah) Cheeseman, she has lived in Vernon for over 50 years. Ethel was a home health aide in the area for several years. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends, going to...
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Rupert Wolworth Dobbs

March 2, 1928 - April 24, 2016

Mr. Rupert Wolworth Dobbs, 88 of Windsor, passed away at Hartford Hospital on Sunday, April 24, 2016. He leaves his wife, nine children, a sister, numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. A wake service will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Carmon Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor, CT 06095. His family will receive friends from 5...
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