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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

Patricia L. Maher

March 30, 2017 - March 30, 2017

Patricia (Lindberg) Maher, 77, of Hopkinton, MA, formerly of Williamstown and Adams, MA, died on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the Metro West Medical Center in Framingham, MA. She was born in Hartford, CT, on March 17, 1940, daughter of the late Irving B. and Helen (Thomas) Lindberg. Patricia grew up in West Hartford, CT. She graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy the Class of 1957 and went on...
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Ashley Lynn Ryba

April 24, 1992 - March 29, 2017

Ashley Lynn Ryba, 24, of Eastford, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The daughter of Nancy (Baiocchetti) Herbst and Joseph Ryba, she was born on April 24, 1992 in Manchester, CT. Ashley graduated from Fermi High School in 2011. She was a sweet, caring person who loved everyone and was loved by everyone. Ashley had a beautiful smile and was a genuine person, with a gentle and pure...
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Albert P. Corbeil

December 3, 1917 - March 29, 2017

Albert P. Corbeil, 87, of South Windsor, husband of the late Yolande (Demers) Corbeil, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on December 3, 1929, in Biddeford, ME, son of the late Alcide and Albina (Ducharme) Corbeil. He served with the U.S. Army National Guard from 1947-1950. He was married to the love of his life, Yolande Demers on August...
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Robert Emmet Reed

June 28, 1954 - March 28, 2017

Robert Emmet Reed, of West Suffield, Connecticut and Lincoln, New Hampshire, 62, died on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Robert was born on June 28, 1954 in Bronx, NY. He attended All Hallows High School and received his Bachelors of Arts from St. Francis College, Biddeford, Maine. In 1982 Robert married Kathleen Williams, and together they had 3 sons, Robert Jr., Brendan and Declan. Robert was the...
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Lorraine Grottole

November 16, 1940 - March 28, 2017

Lorraine (Fanelli) Grottole 76, entered into eternal rest on March 28, 2017, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Lorraine was born November 16, 1940 to James Fanelli and Marie Anne Theroux, in Willimantic, CT. She is predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Francis Grottole in 2011. Lorraine was also predeceased by her father James Fanelli and her mother Marie Anne Theroux. She is survived by...
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Walter J. Crain, Jr.

July 30, 1938 - March 27, 2017

Walter J. Crain, Jr., 78, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Tessie (Michaux) Crain, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 27, 2017. Born in New York, NY to the late Walter Sr. and Elizabeth (Worthen) Crain, he lived most of his life in Lakeville and settled in Windsor over 10 years ago. He was a graduate of Brockport State Teachers College where he was captain of the swim team. Walter...
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Mary M. Laramie

September 28, 1928 - March 27, 2017

Mary M. (Kogut) Laramie, 88, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Roger P. Laramie, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017. Born in Willimantic, Connecticut, to Joseph and Antonina Kogut, she resided most of her married life in Tolland, Connecticut, before moving to Vernon and then to the Residences at South Windsor Farms, South Windsor, Connecticut. Eager to pursue a career in the medical...
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Edna Frances Ball

November 26, 1931 - March 26, 2017

Edna Frances (Blair) Ball, 85, of Avon, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Francy was born in Pueblo, CO, the daughter of the late Tom A. and Edna (Hammock) Blair. In 1970, Francy and her family moved to Connecticut from Michigan where she began her 35- year teaching career at Roaring Brook School. Francy earned her teaching credentials...
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Manuela Santana Velez

March 26, 1935 - March 26, 2017

VELEZ. Manuela "Nellie" Santana Velez, 82, of Windsor, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 26, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born March 26, 1935 in Cataño, Puerto Rico, daughter of the late Francisco and Gabriela (Ruiz) Santana, she grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She moved to Hartford where she lived for many years and has lived in Windsor for the past 6 years. Nellie worked as a...
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Charles J. Brock

December 2, 1936 - March 25, 2017

Charles J. Brock, "John" of Windsor, passed onto his next adventure on Saturday, March 25, 2017. He was born in Middleboro, MA on December 2, 1936 to Joseph and Eva (Hogan), and he leaves behind his two brothers Joseph Brock and his wife Alice of Salem, NH and Thomas Brock and his wife Janet of Hopkinton, MA. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert. John is survived by three children, Susan of...
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Lucille R. Weisse

April 20, 1937 - March 25, 2017

Lucille R. Weisse, 79, of Tolland, MA formerly of Winsted, CT, beloved wife of Carl F. Weisse passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Charlotte-Hungerford Hospital, Torrington, CT. Born April 20, 1937 in Winsted, daughter of the late Alphonse and Vivian (Sencal) Roy she lived in Winsted many years before moving to Tolland, MA in 1982. She was employed with Kaman Aerospace Co. for 24 years...
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Diane E. Maynard

April 14, 1948 - March 25, 2017

Diane E. (Peterson) Maynard, 68, of East Hartford, beloved wife of the late Richard C. Maynard Sr., died peacefully on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Manchester Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born on April 14, 1948, in Hartford, daughter of the late Carl E. and Ruth Gretchen (Hahn) Peterson. Diane grew up in Wethersfield and was a graduate of Wethersfield High School. A...
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Thomas J. Sinsigallo

November 22, 1939 - March 25, 2017

Thomas J. Sinsigallo, 77, of East Windsor, beloved husband of Linda (Cook) Sinsigallo for 55 years, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017. Born in Hartford, son of the late Joseph and Sally (Mellowicz) Sinsigallo, he was raised in Bloomfield and lived in East Windsor for 50 years. Tom was a member of Teamsters Union Local # 671 and a long-time employee of Consolidated Freightways. A life member of...
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Ronald Wayne Polzun

March 15, 1947 - March 25, 2017

Ronald Wayne Polzun, 70, of Windsor, beloved husband for 47 years of Joan A. (Charook) Polzun, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on March 15, 1947, son of the late Alexander Polzun, Sr. and Helen (Navaroli) Polzun, he was raised in Hartford and Windsor Locks and was a graduate of Windsor Locks High School, Class of 1965. After graduation,...
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Janet E. Allen

June 19, 1935 - March 25, 2017

Janet E. (Neal) Allen, 81, of Windsor, beloved wife of Ernest "Bill" Allen for 60 years, passed away, Saturday, March 25, 2017. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Ralph and Gertrude Neal, she graduated from Bates College with a degree in Sociology in 1957. She was employed by the State of Maine for several years until moving to Windsor with her newly retired Air Force veteran husband, Bill,...
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Joan C. Schramm

August 17, 1933 - March 24, 2017

Joan C. Schramm, of Granby, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017, surrounded by her family at her home. Born in Canton on August 17, 1933, daughter of the late Emil and Evelyn (Zaugg) Schramm, she was a lifelong resident of Granby and a graduate of Simsbury High School, Class of 1951. After high school, Joan continued her education at Teacher's College of Connecticut, now Central Connecticut...
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Nancy Bella Fournier

May 6, 1955 - March 23, 2017

Nancy Bella (Gabey) Fournier, 61, of Avon, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Nancy was born in Dumont, NJ, the daughter of Richard Gabey, Sr., and the late Dolores (Levinson) Gabey. Nancy grew up in Bergen County, NJ and graduated from Indian Hills High School in Oakland, NJ in 1973. After moving to Connecticut, Nancy served as an executive...
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Samuel Elijah Denton

February 7, 1931 - March 23, 2017

Deacon Samuel Elisha Denton passed away on March 23, 2017 in Bloomfield, CT. He was born February 7, 1931 in Somerville, Clarendon, Jamaica to the late Joseph Denton and Rebecca McDonald. He started working on a farm from an early age. Though he had little formal education, his work ethic and God given insight enabled him to develop a wealth of practical and business experience. As a young man...
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Richard F. Eberle

November 12, 1943 - March 23, 2017

Richard F. Eberle, 73, of Coventry, beloved husband of Susan (Baxter) Eberle, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Richard was born in Glen Ridge, NJ to the late Fred and Margaret (Klein) Eberle on November 12, 1943. Richard left New Jersey at age seven and has been a lifelong Coventry resident ever since. He was a life member of North Coventry Volunteer...
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Joseph Allen Chipman

December 28, 1972 - March 22, 2017

Joseph Allen Chipman, 44, beloved husband of Tara (Banik) Chipman, passed away on March 22, 2017 at Halifax Health Medical Center in Dayton Beach Florida. Joseph was born on December 28, 1972 to Allen Chipman and the late Linda (Prachniak) Chipman. He was a lifelong Vernon resident. Joseph was able to make friends with anyone and everyone he met. He spent 26 years of his life working as an...
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Steve Roussel

February 24, 1965 - March 22, 2017

Steve Roussel, 52, of Unionville, beloved husband of Kathy (Gagnon) Roussel, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, as the result of an accident in Avon. Born in Bristol, son of the late Rino and Jackie Roussel, he was raised there graduating from Central High School in 1983. Steve served in the US Navy from 1983-1993 and then graduated from Lincoln Technical Culinary Institute and spent several years...
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Crystal Michele Atkins

July 12, 1959 - March 21, 2017

Crystal Michele "Shelly" Atkins, 57, of Enfield, formerly of Hartford, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 while at Saint Francis Hospital. Crystal born in Hartford on July 12, 1959 and was the eldest child and beloved daughter of Rodena (Atkins) Ryan of Bloomfield. She grew up in Hartford and graduated from Weaver High School in 1977. During high school Crystal was a talented...
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Margaret Osanna Papelian

October 14, 1927 - March 21, 2017

Margaret Osanna Papelian (formerly Muller), 89, a lifelong resident of Windsor, CT, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. Born in Newton, MA, she was the daughter of Armenian Genocide survivors, Garabed and Osanna Papelian. A lifelong resident of Windsor, CT, she worked for the Windsor Public...
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Mary Joan Brooks

March 29, 1938 - March 21, 2017

Mary Joan (DuBois) Brooks, 78, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Edward J. Brooks, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, with her family by her side. She was born on March 29, 1938 in New Rochelle, NY, daughter of the late Charles F. and Helene (Hopkins) DuBois. Mary was a graduate of St. Mary's Catholic High School in New Haven, CT, with the Class of...
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Sheila P. Walker

July 12, 1962 - March 20, 2017

Sheila P. (Ramdharry) Walker, 54, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of George G. Walker of Bloomfield, passed away unexpectedly on March 20, 2017 at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born in Belle Glade, FL on July 12, 1962, Sheila was the daughter of Beram Ramdharry of Coventry and Lucille (Stokes) Ramdharry of Hartford. She grew up in Connecticut and attended Hartford schools, graduating from...
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Larry R. Carpenter

November 25, 1963 - March 20, 2017

Larry R. Carpenter, 53, of Windsor Locks, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 surrounded by family members. Son of Clyde R. Carpenter of Windsor Locks and the late Edith (Graves) Carpenter, Larry was born in Hartford on November 25, 1963 and grew up in Windsor Locks. After attending school, he immediately went to work in the construction industry. During his career he worked for various...
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Katrina Marie Kochanski

June 22, 1967 - March 20, 2017

Katrina Marie Kochanski, 49, of Avon, Connecticut, beloved wife of Paul Walter Kochanski, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Monday, March 20, 2017. Born in Meriden, Connecticut, she was the loving daughter of Dale Price and Sheila (Bartlett) Ouellette. Katrina graduated from New Britain High School, Class of 1985, and soon after began a career with Guida's Dairy where...
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Arthur Thomas Foote, Sr.

May 13, 1932 - March 19, 2017

Arthur Thomas Foote Sr., 84, of Ellington, loving husband to Emily (Grant) Foote, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 19, 2017 with his family at his side. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Wade and Edna (Cavitt) Foote, he grew up in Hartford and lived in Windsor before moving to Ellington. He was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Ellington. In addition to his wife, he is...
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Anthony L. Fons

November 8, 1931 - March 19, 2017

Anthony L. Fons, III, M.D., beloved husband of Mary (Barbour) Fons, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Dr. Fons was born November 8, 1931 in St. Louis, MO., son of Anthony L. Fons, II and Edith Davis Fons, later moving with his family to Oxnard, CA. He was a graduate of Stanford University and Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Fons practiced medicine as an attending psychiatrist at Hartford...
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Maria Hirth

February 15, 1920 - March 19, 2017

Maria (Amodio) Hirth, 97, of Tolland and formerly of Ellington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Born in Sicily, Italy, the daughter of the late Guisseppe and Sebastiana (Interlandi) Amodio, she came to the United States in 1927 and lived in Brooklyn, NY, Hartford, East Hartford, and Ellington before moving to Tolland twenty-four years ago. Maria was employed by Pratt & Whitney...
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Natalie Byrdsong

October 1, 1932 - March 18, 2017

Mother Natalie (Clements) Byrdsong, the loving wife of the late Rafer Byrdsong Sr., a lifelong resident of Hartford, CT, entered into eternal rest peacefully surrounded by her family and church family on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Norwich, CT on October 1, 1932, Mother Natalie (Clements) Byrdsong, was the beloved daughter of the late Rex Clements Sr. and Elnora ...
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Wesley B. Smith

May 13, 1935 - March 18, 2017

Wesley B. Smith, Sr., 81, of Ellington, husband of the late Edwige "Edie" Smith, passed away Saturday. March 18, 2017 at his home. Born in South Windsor, he was the son of the late Guy Smith, Sr. & Mildred Smith. He built his home in Ellington over 50 years ago after an honorable discharge from the U. S. Army where he served his country during the Vietnam War. He was a machinist by trade and...
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James Francis Abdo

August 5, 1922 - March 17, 2017

James Francis Abdo, 94, of Suffield and formerly of Windsor, beloved husband for 43 years of Cynthia (Vesho) Abdo, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 17, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Stafford Springs on August 5, 1922, son of the late George and Margaret (Lewis) Abdo, he was raised in Stafford Springs and was a graduate of Stafford High School, Class of 1940. After high school,...
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Anthony Cerasoli

December 15, 1928 - March 17, 2017

Anthony Cerasoli, 88, of West Hartford, loving husband of 63 years to Jean (Palmer) Cerasoli, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 17, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital with his family at his side. He was born in Hartford, the son of the late Romoli and Concetta (Tarquinio) Cerasoli. Anthony proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement in 1986,...
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Joan Richards

November 2, 1932 - March 16, 2017

Joan (Sullivan) Richards, 84, of South Windsor, loving wife of the late Harry Richards, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the daughter of the late Mason and Frances (Berry) Sullivan, she grew up in Fredericksburg and lived in California, West Hartford and Bolton before moving to South Windsor in 1960. Joan was...
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Donald L. White

July 27, 1936 - March 16, 2017

Donald L. White, 80, of Windsor, died at home March 16, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Don was born July 27, 1936 to Arthur and Addie (White) White in Rotan, TX. After the death of his parents, he moved to New Bedford, MA to live with his oldest brother, George. Don was graduated from New Bedford High School where he was a captain in the R.O.T.C. He earned a BA in Electrical...
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Marilyn M. Kew

May 19, 1941 - March 16, 2017

Marilyn Miller Kew of Simsbury, dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many, passed away peacefully at age 75 on March 16, 2017 with family by her side. She was born in Columbus, OH, to the late Carma Hostetler and Paul Dever Miller, where she was valedictorian of the North High School class of 1959. She received her Bachelor's degree with honors in French from the College of...
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Melton J. Walters

March 7, 1947 - March 15, 2017

Melton J. Walters, 70, of Hartford, beloved husband of Maizy (Touzalin) Walters of 48 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Jamaica to the late William and Gretel (Dawes) Walters, he has been a Hartford resident for over 34 years. Melton worked at G.M.C Auto Dealership in Bridgeport, Connecticut for 5 years, then at the Bloomfield Healthcare...
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Dorothy Luginbuhl

April 22, 1922 - March 15, 2017

Dorothy (Cook) Luginbuhl, 94, of Glastonbury, CT, formerly of Ellington, passed away at home, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Dorothy was born in Clarks Hill, Indiana on April 22, 1922 to the late Loyd and Louise (Bryant) Cook. She grew up in Indiana and after graduating High School met Martin Luginbuhl, they married in 1943. Dorothy came to Ellington in 1945 where they raised their family. She...
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William Calvin Morey

February 19, 1922 - March 14, 2017

William "Bill" Calvin Morey passed away peacefully on March 14, 2017 at MeadowBrook of Granby. He was born on February 19, 1922 in Cummington, MA. He lived the first 9 years of his life without electricity, rode a horse-drawn sleigh to school, and lived through the Great Depression. He joined the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1942 where he was a pilot flying B17's and B24's, and earned the rank of...
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Blanche Klishewitz

October 3, 1914 - March 14, 2017

KLISHEWITZ. Blanche (Stefanow) Klishewitz, 102, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Alexander Klishewitz passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Windsor Health and Rehabilitation. Born October 3, 1914 in Hartford daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Stefanow. As a young girl, Blanche moved to Europe and came back to the United States in 1931 and lived in NY before moving to Windsor in 1984. ...
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Marcellious Leon McKinley

October 15, 1947 - March 12, 2017

M. Leon McKinley, 69, of Bloomfield, beloved husband for 48 years of Robenia (Claitty) McKinley, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford on October 15, 1947, son of Cathleen (Steward) McKinley and the late Marcellious McKinley, he was raised in Hartford, attended Hartford Public Schools, and was a graduate of Weaver High School, Class of 1965....
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Shirley Mary Banning

September 16, 1941 - March 12, 2017

BANNING. Shirley Mary Banning, 75, of Windsor, beloved partner for 25 years to Lisa M. Dubay, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Born September 16, 1941 in Hartford, daughter of the late Charles E. and Veronica C. (Gwara) Banning, Sr. Shirley had lived in Windsor all her life. Shirley had worked 21 years for Colt Firearms before working for the State...
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Pamela Ann Roberge

January 9, 2017 - March 11, 2017

Pamela Ann Roberge, 60, of Vernon, CT passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer. Pam was born on January 9, 1957 in Holyoke, MA to the late Louis N. and Florence M. Roberge. She was outgoing, creative, kindhearted, loved helping people and was an excellent cook. She loved...
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Bruce Brazeal

July 28, 1933 - March 10, 2017

Bruce Brazeal, 83, of South Windsor beloved husband of Eulcinder Lee (Simpson) Brazeal died peacefully at Fox Hill Nursing center on Friday, March 10, 2017. The son of the late Warren and Hella Fair (Judge) Brazeal, Bruce was born on July 28, 1933 in Easley South Carolina. Bruce was an Army Veteran and worked as a Machinist at Pratt and Whitney for 39 years, he was also a Barber. In addition to...
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Mavis Matilda Williams

July 4, 1923 - March 10, 2017

Mavis Matilda Williams was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 10, 2017, after 93 joyful years on earth. Daughter of the late Joseph Medley, Sr. and Eva (Gordon) Medley, Mavis was born in Tucker (Montego Bay), St. James, Jamaica, W.I. on July 4, 1923. Before migrating to the United States in the early 90s, Mavis was an active member of the Montego Bay community. She was a...
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Mary Louise Kenney

March 10, 1924 - March 10, 2017

Mary Louise (Lambert) (Fridie) Kenney, a lifelong resident of the Hartford area, passed away peacefully on Saturday, the 25th of February at St. Mary's Home in West Hartford. Born in 1924 in New Haven, CT., she was the daughter of the late Reverend Alfred M. Lambert and Winifred A. (Smith) Lambert. Mary Louise received her Bachelor's degree from St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, N.C. and...
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Donald M. Ellis, Sr.

August 20, 1938 - March 9, 2017

ELLIS. Donald M. Ellis, Sr., 78, of Enfield, beloved husband of the late Sally Jo (Harrington) Ellis, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born August 20, 1938 in Rockville, CT son of the late Ronald and Helen (Schweitzer) Ellis. Don grew up in East Windsor before moving to Enfield in 54 years ago. Don served his nation honorably with the 103rd Fighter Wing,...
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Robert H. Gauthier

July 9, 1939 - March 9, 2017

GAUTHIER. Robert H. Gauthier, 77, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of Valerie (Monty) Gauthier passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. Born July 9, 1939 in Queens, NY son of the late Henry and Lucille (Samson) Gauthier. Robert had lived in Windsor Locks for over 40 years. Prior to retiring he was employed by Dexter Nonwovens for over 30 years. Besides his wife Valerie, he is survived by his...
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Catherine Collins

December 17, 1928 - March 9, 2017

Catherine (Smyth) Collins, 88, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Porter A. Collins, died peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at home surrounded by her family. Catherine was born on December 17, 1928 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Alexander and Elizabeth (Mulholland) Smyth. She grew up in Hartford and was married to the love of her life, Porter A. Collins on October 22, 1949,...
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Joan Frances Sutton

November 11, 1937 - March 8, 2017

Joan Frances (Ingraham) Sutton, 79, of Danielson, daughter of Francis and Marjorie (Thornley) Ingraham, passed away unexpectedly on March 8, 2017, at Hartford Hospital, while surrounded by her loving family. Joan was born on November 11, 1937, in Putnam, CT. After graduating from Killingly High School, Joan attended Grace New Haven's School of Nursing. Following graduation, Joan began her...
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Felmon Green, Jr.

May 25, 1944 - March 8, 2017

Felmon Green, Jr., 72, of North Port, FL and formerly of Roosevelt, NY and Hartford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, FL. Born in Hartford on May 25, 1944, son of Fannie Rosemond and the late Felmon Green, Sr., he was raised in Hartford and had lived in Roosevelt, NY for 25 years before retiring to Florida 17 years ago. He was a...
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John L. Ward

June 22, 1935 - March 8, 2017

John L. Ward, 81, of Hartford, beloved husband of Bertha (Hawthorne) Ward, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at his home. Born June 22, 1935 in Cuthbert, GA to the late Lonnie Ward and Nellie (Rogers) Lewis. He has been a Hartford resident for over 60 years. John was a member of the Masons Tuscan Lodge #17 in Hartford. He had a passion for horses and was the past president of...
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Fay Hope Slywa

December 27, 1939 - March 8, 2017

Fay Hope Slywa, 77, of East Windsor, peacefully passed away on March 8, 2017 while hospitalized in Westfield, MA. Daughter of the late Alfred Smith and Ruth (Pihl) Smith, Fay was born in Hartford on December 27, 1939 and was a graduate of Hartford High School. She moved to East Windsor over 45 years ago and was a loving and supportive mother and homemaker for most of her life. Fay proudly retired...
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Stephen Wilson Hopkins

April 6, 1927 - March 8, 2017

Stephen Wilson Hopkins, 89, of East Granby, beloved husband of Beverly (Hall) Hopkins, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Born in Westfield, son of the late Stephen and Ethel (Squires) Hopkins, he lived in East Granby for 38 years. Raised in MA, he served in the in the US Navy, Pacific Theatre during W.W. II. He did construction work all his life. He co-owned the S & H. Construction Co for...
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Ruth Louise Small

February 28, 1927 - March 7, 2017

Ruth Louise (Johnson) Small, 90, of Hartford beloved wife of the late Herbert Small died peacefully Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Kimberly Hall in Windsor. The Daughter of the late Arthur and Mattie (Richmond) Johnson she was born in Newark NJ, on February 28, 1927 where she was raised, and attended Barnard Junior High School and graduated from Henry South Side High School. A resident of Connecticut...
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Marie B. Ravalese

January 8, 1932 - March 7, 2017

Marie B. Ravalese, 85, of East Windsor, beloved wife of the late Joseph Ravalese, Jr., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford to the late Carl and Mary (Gagliardo) Boniface, she was raised in Hartford, lived most of her life in Windsor and has been an East Windsor resident for the last 20 years. Marie helped her husband as the bookkeeper for...
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Judith L. Kingsbury

March 8, 1933 - March 6, 2017

Judith L. Kingsbury passed away peacefully on March 6, 2017 (2 days before her 84th birthday) at Kimberly Hall in Windsor, where she had lived for over three years, having been a resident of Bloomfield for many years. She was born on March 8, 1933 to the late Lewis A. and Elizabeth V. (Southergill) Kingsbury. Upon graduation from Hartford High School, Judy worked for the Travelers Insurance Co....
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Yolanda Canzanella

March 6, 2017

Yolanda (Guzzardi) Canzanella, 88, of Torrington, formally of Windsor and Westbrook died peacefully in Torrington on March 6, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Yolanda was born in Windsor, CT, daughter of the late Joseph and Concetta Guzzardi, and grew up in the Wilson section of Windsor and lived there until 2012. She graduated from John Fitch Senior High School in 1946, and married Ernest...
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Lileth Christian Anderson

February 25, 1918 - March 5, 2017

Lileth Christian (Anderson) Anderson, 99, of Windsor, wife of the late Enos Anderson, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017.Born in Falmouth, Jamaica, W.I. she came to the USA in 1994. She was a member of First Cathedral and loved to cook and attend church activities. She leaves sons Noel, Roland, Eric and Durval Anderson; daughters Delvenia and Loris Anderson and Emily Frater; a brother John...
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Toai Chi Le

May 10, 1923 - March 5, 2017

Mr. Le Chi Toai, 94, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2017, surrounded by family in his home in West Hartford, CT. Last year, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife and best friend of 73 years, Mrs. Ton Nu Tuy-Nhan. A man of few words, Mr. Le is revered in his community and will be remembered for his steadying presence, wisdom, and devotion to his family, community and religion. Born...
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Gene L. Walker

December 5, 1943 - March 4, 2017

Gene L. Walker son of the late Henry Walker and Martha (Foster) Walker was born December 5, 1943 in Union, South Carolina. Gene entered into eternal rest on March, 4, 2017 peacefully at Saint Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT. Gene was a resident of Hartford for over 60+ years; he was a man of many words, loved to tell jokes and always had a witty response for every question. Gene had a great...
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Carl Roy Graham

April 4, 1941 - March 3, 2017

Carl Roy Graham, 75, of Hartford, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017, St. Francis Hospital. Born in St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies on April 4, 1941, son of the late Barber and Estella (Campbell) Graham, he was raised in Islington, St. Mary, Jamaica and had lived in Kingston, Jamaica before immigrating to the United States and settling in Hartford in 2005 after living in Yonkers, NY for one...
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Taylor Marie Lavoie

April 17, 1998 - March 3, 2017

Taylor Marie Lavoie, 18, of East Granby, beloved daughter of Eddie and Karen, and loving sister of EJ, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 3, 2017. Born in Hartford on April 17, 1998, she was a lifelong resident of East Granby and a graduate of East Granby High School, Class of 2016. Taylor was currently a freshman at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain where she was...
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Phyllis May Ainsley

February 28, 1940 - March 2, 2017

Phyllis May Ainsley, 77, of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly at her home on March 2, 2017. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend to many and will never be forgotten. Born in St. James, Jamaica, W.I. on February 28, 1940, Phyllis was a daughter of the late Felix Beasley and Iris (Faulkner) Kellier. She attended Granville Primary School and Kelly Lawson...
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Cindy Ann Caplan

November 11, 1953 - March 2, 2017

Cindy Ann (Martinez) Caplan, 63, of North Granby, beloved wife for 40 years of William Caplan, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 2, 2017, surrounded by her family at her home. Born in Altoona, PA on November 11, 1953, daughter of W. William Martinez of Rutland, VT and the late Jane (Ghaner) Martinez, she was raised in Pennsylvania before moving to Montpelier and then Proctor, VT. After...
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Marion Jean Dowd

January 4, 1933 - March 2, 2017

Marion Jean Zorro Dowd, of Windsor, beloved wife, sister, mother and grandmother, passed away on March 2, 2017. She was born on January 4, 1933 in Hartford to the late Joseph and Veronica (nee Saparnis) Zorro. She graduated from Windsor High School and was a member of St. Gabriel Church. Marion lived most of her life in Windsor and Hartford. She represented the town of Windsor one time at All...
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Wendy J. Ciparelli

December 12, 1952 - March 1, 2017

Wendy (Jolly) Ciparelli, 64, of Colchester, CT, beloved wife of 41 years to Peter Ciparelli, passed away at UConn's John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, following a courageous 16-year journey with cancer. Wendy was born December 12, 1952, in Putnam, CT, to Armand J. Jolly and the late Elsie L. (Murray) Jolly. Wendy grew up in Pomfret Center and graduated from Putnam...
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Gloria Nelson

March 11, 1939 - February 28, 2017

Ms. Gloria Nelson, born on March 11, 1939, departed this life on February 28, 2017. She was a loving woman who - as a sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and neighbor - has been a treasured part of all of our lives. She was born in Springfield, St. James, Jamaica, W.I. to Jeffeth and Rebecca Nelson. Gloria was a dedicated daughter and a compassionate person. As a young pioneer,...
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Elizabeth Hamilton Brown

July 8, 1921 - February 28, 2017

Elizabeth (Hamilton) Brown, 95, of Hartford, beloved wife of the John Brown, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Savannah, GA on July 8, 1921, daughter of the late Rev. Frederick Douglas and Helen (Price) Hamilton, she was raised in Columbus, GA and had lived in Hartford for over 62 years. Elizabeth worked as a caregiver for many years in West Hartford...
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Robert J. Mather, Sr.

August 31, 1918 - February 28, 2017

Robert J. Mather, Sr., 98, of Canaan, beloved husband of Rose Elizabeth (Morton) Mather, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Born in Taftville, CT, to William and Elsie May (Chase) Mather on August 31, 1918, he lived in Preston, CT for many years before moving to Canaan. He served in the US Army, 8th Armored Division, 18th Tank Battalion during W.W. II and worked at United Nuclear Corporation...
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Joan Thompson

July 9, 1938 - February 28, 2017

Joan Brands Thompson, 78, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Richard N. Thompson passed away peacefully on February 28, 2017 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Born July 9, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Julia S. Brands. Joan was a graduate of the University of Idaho with a B.S. Degree in Education and a member of Alpha Phi Women's Fraternity....
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Philip Ralph Attanasio

July 12, 1936 - February 28, 2017

Philip Ralph Attanasio, 80, beloved husband of Elaine (Spaulding) Attanasio, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Hartford on July 12, 1936, to Carmine and Mary (Mangiafico) Attanasio, and lived in Windsor for the last 50 years. After graduating from Bulkeley High School in 1955, Philip served proudly in the U.S. Marine Corp. He became a...
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Craig Thomas Garrison

July 31, 1957 - February 26, 2017

Craig Thomas Garrison, 59, of Enfield and formerly of Vernon, beloved husband of over 35 years to Dawn (Gerich) Garrison, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Born in Rockville, the son of Romeo C. and Ann (Beach) Garrison of Vernon, he grew up and lived in Vernon before moving to Enfield two years ago. Craig proudly served...
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Donald Szydlowski

January 13, 1937 - February 26, 2017

Donald "Don" Szydlowski, 80, of Ellington, beloved husband of 38 years to Joyce (Sokolowski) Szydlowski, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born in Bristol, the son of the late Felix and Jenny Szydlowski, he grew up and lived in Bristol and East Hartford before moving to Ellington 30 years ago. He was a graduate of Bristol High School, Class of 1955,...
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Joan Marie Griffin

July 31, 1935 - February 26, 2017

Joan Marie (Lawlor) Griffin, 81, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Henry E. Griffin, died peacefully on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late Clayton and Lucille (Peloso) Lawlor she was born in Hartford, CT, on July 31, 1935. Joan is survived by her sons John W. Griffin and life partner Victoria Riley of Brewster, NY, and Donald J. Griffin...
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Elwyn J. Noble, Jr.

March 19, 1929 - February 25, 2017

NOBLE. Elwyn J. Noble, Jr., 87, died February 25, 2017 at Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born March 19, 1929 in Suffield, the son of the late Elwyn J. and Norma M. (Sponagle) Noble, and remained a life-long resident of Suffield. He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Sylvia (Cooley) Noble who died in 2010. He is survived by a brother and four sisters and their spouses,...
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Carol Ann Yount

July 3, 1948 - February 24, 2017

Carol Ann Yount, beloved wife of 46 years to Bob Yount of Vernon, passed away on February 24, 2017 while vacationing with her husband in Florida. Carol was born on July 3, 1948 in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Robert W. Jellison and Elizabeth (Tomilson) Jellison, and has resided in Vernon for the past 20 years. Carol enjoyed the outdoors and treasured the time spent with her Arabian horses...
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Winnifred Elaine Brown, Ph.D.

August 20, 1933 - February 24, 2017

Rev. Winnifred Elaine Brown, Ph.D., or Pastor Brown, as often referred, was born in Kingston, Jamaica, W.I on August 20th, 1933. She was the only child born to Iris Casilda Bennett. As a child she was known for her strong sense of independence and personal responsibility. She also began a life of service with assisting her mother with cleaning and preparing uniforms for other children. At a...
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Barbara J. Rettig

June 7, 1924 - February 24, 2017

Barbara J. (Rae) Rettig, 92, beloved wife of the late Ernest I. Rettig, passed from this life Friday, February 24, 2017 at home in Avon. Born in Hartford, to the late Florence (Taylor) and Donald Rae, Sr. she was raised in West Hartford where she graduated from Hall High School and began her pursuit of lifelong self-education. As a young woman, she danced with the Hartford Ballet in productions...
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Zola Asberry

August 2, 1926 - February 24, 2017

THE LIFE OF… Zola (Wiggins) Asberry, 90, of Hartford was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister and friend. She peacefully entered eternal rest on Friday, February 24, 2017 while surrounded by her family. Daughter of the late Ernest and Rena Bell (Singletary) Wiggins; Zola was born in Andersonville, GA on August 2, 1926 where she grew up and...
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Ana Rodrigues Louro

May 19, 1916 - February 24, 2017

Ana (Rodrigues) Louro, 100, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late John R. Louro, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017. Born in Portugal, daughter of the late Joao and Antonia dos Santos Rodrigues, she lived in Windsor since 1961. She had been employed by the Windsor Board of Education as part of the maintenance staff and retired from the same position at Loomis Chaffee School. She leaves a step...
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George L. Secor, Jr.

July 10, 1924 - February 24, 2017

SECOR. George L. Secor, Jr., 92, of Plantsville, beloved husband of Bettie (Harris) Secor passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 at Summit at Plantsville. Born July 10, 1924 in Hartford, son of the late George L Secor, Sr. and Carrie (Frasier) Secor, he lived in West Hartford before moving to Simsbury in 1987 and then to Plantsville last year. As a young man George served his country proudly...
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Emily A. Molleur

November 22, 1929 - February 24, 2017

Emily A. (Jackowski) Molleur, 87, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Albert J. Molleur, died peacefully on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 22, 1929 in Lynn, MA, daughter of the late Alexander and Antoinette (Scziewski) Jackowski. Emily grew up in Hartford. She was married to the love of her life, Albert J. Molleur...
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Mary-Rose Ann Jaschinski

September 17, 1944 - February 24, 2017

Mary-Rose Ann (Halleran) Jaschinski, 72, of Canton and formerly of Avon and Farmington, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Edmund and Gladys (Gaudet) Halleran, she was raised in Hartford and graduated from Bulkley High School in 1962. She held multiple jobs to help support her family including, the Phoenix Mutual Insurance Co. where she participated in...
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Joan J. Crochiere

March 17, 1936 - February 23, 2017

CROCHIERE. Joan J. Crochiere, 80, of Suffield, beloved wife of the late Roderick J. Crochiere passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her home. Born March 17, 1936 in Springfield, MA daughter of the late Philip and Blanche (LaBonte) Jasmin. She lived in Warehouse Point before moving to Suffield in 1971. Joan graduated from Westfield State College and went on to earn her Master's Degree in...
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Walter M. Brazalovich

June 25, 1937 - February 23, 2017

Walter M. Brazalovich, 79, of South Windsor, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 while at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Walter was born in Hartford on June 25, 1937 to the late Harry and Mary (Poloski) Brazalovich. He grew up in Hartford and after graduating High School went on to serve our country in The United States Coast Guard Reserves. Walter made his home in South Windsor where he lived...
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Audrey Claire Chhabra

July 29, 1932 - February 23, 2017

Audrey Claire (Krauss) Chhabra, 84, of Granby, beloved wife of Brij M. Chhabra for 59 years, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017. Born and raised in North Arlington, NJ, daughter of the late Irving and Dorothy (Conley) Krauss, she and Brij raised their children first in Livingston, NJ and then the family moved to West Simsbury, CT. Brij & Audrey then moved to Burlington and finally settled in...
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William D. Davis

November 3, 1937 - February 22, 2017

William D. "Bill" Davis, 79, of South Windsor, loving husband of Annamae (Sullivan) Davis, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from the effects of Parkinson's Disease, which resulted from his military service. The son of the late Welcome H. and Elsie (Pritchette) Davis he was born in East Peoria, IL on November 3, 1937. Bill graduated from East Peoria High...
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William Thomas Grenier

February 15, 1960 - February 22, 2017

William Thomas Grenier, 57, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Susan (Leclerc) Grenier, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. William was born on February 15, 1960 in Hartford, CT to the late Roland and Therese (Sirois) Grenier. A proud Hartford native, he graduated Bulkeley High School in 1978 and later attended Hartford State Tech. He married the love of...
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Melvin Charles Stead, Sr.

December 11, 1919 - February 22, 2017

Melvin Charles Stead, Sr., 97, of South Windsor, husband of Edith Camillo Stead (deceased), died peacefully at Woodlake At Tolland from complications due to Alzheimer's. His family was with him at his bedside. He was born December 11, 1919 to Charles A. Stead and Edna Nevers Stead at home on Ellington Road, South Windsor. Growing up in a rural farming town and helping his parents persevere during...
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Anne Marguerite Geitz

December 11, 1926 - February 21, 2017

Anne Marguerite (Murphy) Geitz, 90, of Suffield and Simsbury CT, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Anne was born in Lawrence, MA on December 11, 1926 to the late Joseph and Mary (Dowd) Murphy. After growing up in Lawrence, Anne attended Simmons College in Boston where she received a Bachelor's degree in Library Science. Anne met her husband, Robert (Bob) Geitz, while working in Boston as...
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Annie K. D. McAllister

February 21, 2017

Annie "Nancy" K. D. McAllister, 85, of Windsor, peacefully passed away on February 21, 2017 in Greenwich. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Nancy resided in Windsor for over 40 years where she worked in the accounting department at Combustion Engineering/ABB in Windsor, as a cost analyst. Nancy leaves her daughters, Margaret McAllister of Boston, MA, Anne Marie White of Norwalk and a son, Andrew...
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Richard Anthony Cioto

July 3, 1941 - February 20, 2017

Richard "Cappy" Anthony Cioto, 75, of Vernon, beloved husband of Karin (Weickert) Cioto, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017 at his home. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Nicholas and Evelyn (Pulver) Cioto, he grew up and lived in Hartford and East Hartford before moving to Vernon in 1973. Richard proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War. Prior to his...
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Pauline J. Guarco

December 30, 1922 - February 20, 2017

Pauline J. Guarco, 94, of Granby, beloved wife of the late Carl D. Guarco, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 20, 2017. Born in Hartford to the late Angelo and Mary (Bighinatti) Pedemonti, she was raised in Hartford, graduating from Weaver High School, and lived most of her life in Bloomfield before settling in Granby over 43 years ago. Pauline was a member of St. Therese Church in Granby...
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Patricia Chatey

February 2, 1932 - February 20, 2017

Patricia (Cannon) Chatey, 85, of East Granby, beloved wife for 64 years of Charles W. Chatey, passed away peacefully at home Monday, February 20, 2017, surrounded by her family. Born in Hartford on February 2, 1932, daughter of the late Edward and Ida Cannon, she was a lifelong resident of East Granby and a graduate of Simsbury High School, Class of 1950. After staying home to raise her five...
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William R. Lanning

November 8, 1936 - February 20, 2017

Chief William R. Lanning, Ret., (Bill) 80, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Patricia (Aldrich) Lanning, died peacefully on Monday, February 20, 2017, at Manchester Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family. William was born on November 8, 1936 in Jersey City, NJ, son of the late Ralph and Grace Virginia (Babb) Moore and his step-father John Moore. He grew up in Manchester and at age 17...
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Robert F. Carroll

August 27, 1949 - February 19, 2017

Robert F. Carroll, 67, husband of 42 years to Kathleen Melley Carroll, died suddenly February 19, 2017, of metastatic prostate cancer. Robert lived most of his life in Windsor where he was active in multiple civic organizations. After enjoying high school too much, Robert achieved his Bachelors of Science degree, MBA and CPA. He was self-employed in Windsor as a CPA for many years, gaining not...
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Frank A. Smith

July 18, 1954 - February 19, 2017

Frank A. Smith, 62 of Somerset, KY, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017. Beloved son of Dorothy L. Rush and Frank J. Rush of Hartford, Frankie was born in Hartford on July 18, 1954 and was a graduate of Weaver High School Class of 1972. He was funny and enjoyed being the center of attention. Frankie's likable personality afforded him countless friends when he moved to Washington D.C. in...
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George W. Hornaday

December 26, 1937 - February 19, 2017

George W. Hornaday, 79, of Avon, beloved husband of Diane (Smith) Hornaday, passed ad astra Sunday, February 19, 2017, surrounded by his family. Born in North Manchester, IN, son of the late George Otho and Edith (Bechtold) Hornaday, he was raised in IN, graduated from Culver Military Academy, and received his BS from Georgia Institute of Technology where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He...
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