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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

Adolph W. Viets, Jr.

September 9, 1927 - October 19, 2017

VIETS. Adolph W. Viets, Jr., 90, of East Granby, known to most as “Chic” passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017. He was the beloved husband of 67 years to the late Anita (Rachek) Viets. Chic was born September 9, 1927 in East Granby, son of the late Adolph and Lucy Mazie Viets and remained a lifelong resident of East Granby. He was involved in many...
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Joseph C. DeRosa

November 7, 1940 - October 19, 2017

Joseph C. DeRosa, 76, of Manchester formerly of South Windsor. Beloved husband of Pamila (Anselmo) DeRosa died unexpectedly on October 19, 2017. Joseph was born in Northampton, MA. He was the son of the late John and Muriel (Baranowski) DeRosa. Joe was a proud retired Charter Member of Sprinkler Fitters Local 676 for which he once served as President. He was an avid New York...
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Robert Lee Gero, Jr.

January 24, 1951 - October 18, 2017

Robert Lee Gero, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday October 18, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born in Hartford on January 24, 1951 and was the son of the late Robert Sr. and Carol (Moalli) Gero. He served his country proudly during the Vietnam war and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps. Robert retired from the State of Connecticut...
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Zachary M. Kittredge

September 10, 1997 - October 18, 2017

Zachary M. Kittredge, 20, of Lebanon, beloved son of Alyssa (Orth) Padewski and Scott Kittredge, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Born in Hartford, he was raised in Lebanon and graduated from Lyman Memorial High School Class of 2016. Zack enjoyed reading, writing and music, but most important was his family, especially his little...
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James Patrick Towey, Sr.

August 5, 1941 - October 18, 2017

James Patrick Towey Sr.,76, of West Granby, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2017. Jim was born in Newark, NJ on August 5, 1941. He received his B.S. of Electrical Engineering from the Newark College of Engineering (now NJIT) and later a M.S. of Electrical Engineering from UConn. He married Charlotte, his beloved wife of 53 years in 1964. He took great pride...
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Mary Jane McDermott O'Connor

September 18, 1942 - October 17, 2017

Mary Jane (McDermott) O’Connor, 75, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, Missouri. Born in Hartford, Connecticut on September 18, 1942, Mary was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Virginia Buckley McDermott. She attended Windsor, Connecticut public schools and graduated from Windsor High...
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Irene Gordon

March 13, 1929 - October 17, 2017

Irene (Hayes) Gordon, 88, of Tolland, wife of the late George C. Gordon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Wilfred and Myrtle (Caye) Hayes, she grew up in Windsor and has lived in Tolland for over 55 years. Prior to her retirement in 1994, Irene was employed by Bank of America for over 20 years. She...
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Rose A. Austin

February 10, 1927 - October 16, 2017

AUSTIN. Rose Alfano Austin of Suffield, CT, died on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert F. Austin and a lifelong resident of Suffield. She was a graduate of Suffield Academy and attended St. Joseph College. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the State of Connecticut Banking Department. She was a communicant of...
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Francis J. Soldate

September 21, 1939 - October 16, 2017

Francis J. Soldate "Frank" 78 of Granby CT passed quietly and peacefully at home as he wanted with family near, Monday, October 16, 2017. Born September 21, 1939, to parents Frank B. (Mark Twain Diner) and Ann C. (Sielicki) Soldate in West Hartford, CT. He leaves behind his loving wife of 40 years Josephine "Josie" L. (Schillaci) Soldate, and his pet babies Moki and...
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Kimberly Ellen Smith

February 8, 1954 - October 15, 2017

Kimberly Ellen Smith, 63, of Vernon, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Born in Portland, Maine, the daughter of the late Donald and Kathleen (Hayes) Smith, she grew up in Ellington, and has lived in Vernon for most of her life. She was a graduate of Ellington High School, Class of 1972. Prior to her retirement, Kim was a telephone...
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George J. Klember

August 9, 1947 - October 14, 2017

George J. Klember, 70, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Mary Ann (Linko) Klember, died peacefully on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Rockville General Hospital, embraced by his loving family. He was born on August 9, 1947 in Tarboro, NC, son of the late Theodore and Estelle (Reynolds) Klember. George grew up in South Windsor and attended South...
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Mary Joakim

July 15, 1926 - October 14, 2017

Marie (“Mary”) Catherine Marguerite Joakim passed away peacefully at MeadowBrook of Granby nursing home in Granby, CT. on October 14, 2017. Born on July 15, 1926, in Liege, Belgium, she was the youngest child of the late Georges Joseph and Marie-Anne Eva (Ruleau) Joakim. She was also the granddaughter of the late Martin and Catherine (Everard) Joakim, and...
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Doris Derosier

February 25, 1934 - October 14, 2017

Doris (Plourde) Derosier, 83, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late Joseph “Ed” Derosier, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Born in Houlton, Maine, the daughter of the late Paul and Yvonne (Colins) Plourde, she grew up and lived in Houlton, Maine before moving to Connecticut in 1956, and she has lived in Vernon for most of...
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Sharon L. Oliva

November 6, 1944 - October 13, 2017

Sharon (Lindgren) Oliva, 72, of East Granby, beloved wife for 51 years of Paul J. Oliva, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 13, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in New Britain on November 6, 1944, daughter of the late Kenneth and Louise (Prey) Lindgren, she was raised in Plainville and was a graduate of Plainville High School. Sharon worked for...
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Melvin Thompson, Sr.

December 17, 1942 - October 13, 2017

Melvin Thompson, Sr., 74, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of Diane Thompson, peacefully passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 while surrounded by his family at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. Born in Osceola, Arkansas on December 17, 1942, Melvin was a son of the late Stanley Thompson and Katherine (Johnson) Thompson. He moved to the South Side of...
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Patricia Ann Curtiss

May 25, 1959 - October 13, 2017

Patricia Ann “Patti” Curtiss, 58, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 13, 2017, at home in Simsbury. She was born May 25, 1959 to Lorraine and Richard Curtiss. Patti attended St. Mary’s School and was a 1977 graduate of Simsbury High School. She also attended Eastern CT State University and New England School of Hairdressing and Cosmetology. Patti...
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Dorothy Mae Adams

July 16, 1926 - October 11, 2017

Dorothy Mae Adams, 91, of Agawam, MA, passed away peacefully Wednesday October 11, 2017 at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT after suffering a fall. Born on July 16, 1926 in Springfield, MA, she was daughter of the late Howard and May (Hanson) Bliss. Dorothy was the wife of 71 years of Roger G. Adams, Sr., of Suffield, CT, son of George...
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Daniel Pettinato

October 14, 1961 - October 11, 2017

Daniel M “Dano” Pettinato, 55, of Middletown, died peacefully and unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at his home. He was born on October 14, 1961 in Hartford, CT, son of the late Thomas R. and Anna May (Dundon) Pettinato. Dano grew up in E. Hartford and was a graduate of George J. Penney High School. A resident of Middletown for over 17 years...
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Carolyn A. Kolwicz

March 4, 1928 - October 10, 2017

Carolyn (Anderson) Kolwicz, 89, of Tolland, beloved wife of the late Joseph Thaddeus Kolwicz, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bridgeport, the daughter of the late Helgar and Lorene (Wilson) Anderson, she grew up and lived in Fairfield, and has lived in Tolland since the 60’s. She...
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Margarita Torres Adorno

September 12, 1946 - October 10, 2017

Margarita Torres Adorno, 71, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Born in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico on September 12, 1946, daughter of the late Samuel Adorno and Beatrice Torres, she was raised in Puerto Rico and moved to Bronx, NY with her family 1970. Margarita moved to Hartford in...
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Scott R. Smedley

February 22, 1963 - October 10, 2017

Scott R. Smedley, 54, of Andover, CT, beloved husband of Melanie (Spencer) Smedley, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 10, at Hartford Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer. Scott was born in February of 1963 at Selfridge Air Force Base in Harrison Township, MI to the late Barry Rodman and Mary (Robinson) Smedley. The family moved to Centerville, MA...
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Amelia Ann Grasso

September 25, 1937 - October 10, 2017

Amelia Ann Grasso, age 80, passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital on the night of October 10th, 2017. She was born on September 25th, 1937 in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of Teresa Guarino and Nicholas Castellano. Albert Grasso met Amelia when she was 15 and the two married when she was 19 on June 29th, 1957 at Saint Michael’s Church in Newark....
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Lorraine Comeau

November 16, 1929 - October 10, 2017

Lorraine (Gonyar) Comeau, 87, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Anthony Comeau died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on October 10, 2017. Born in Orono Maine; Lorraine was the daughter of the late George and Ida (Doucette) Gonyar. She has resided in South Windsor for the past fifty-five years. Lorraine was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and...
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Shirley Ann LaRoche

November 14, 1935 - October 9, 2017

Shirley Ann LaRoche, 81, of Windsor Locks, passed away on October 9, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. The eldest of three children in her family, Shirley was born in Hartford on November 14, 1935 and grew up in Windsor. She graduated from Windsor High School and entered the workforce as an administrator for the local water company. Shirley was hardworking,...
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Phyllis Ahrens

May 17, 1930 - October 9, 2017

Phyllis (Carle) Ahrens, 87, of Simsbury, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 9, 2017, while enjoying a visit with family in California. Phyl was a wonderfully supportive wife to the late Dr. John F. Ahrens for nearly 60 years, a devoted mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a kindhearted, witty, and faithful friend....
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Joan A. Downey

June 3, 1942 - October 8, 2017

Joan Ann Downey, 75, of Canton, beloved wife of the late Emil L. Downey for 43 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Joan was born in New Haven on June 3, 1942, the daughter of the late Stanley and Vera (Latimer) Lasko. Joan was raised, attended schools, and worked for a number of years in East Hartford&...
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Fred Zitomer

October 19, 1933 - October 7, 2017

ZITOMER. Fred Zitomer, 83, of Windsor, beloved husband of Stephanie-Anne (Fowler) Zitomer passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at MidState Medical Center, Meriden. Born October 19, 1933 in Chicago, IL son of the late Jack and Rebecca (Woldow) Zitomer, he was raised in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Brooklyn Friends School in 1951. He was very active in...
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Jean E. Alford

November 19, 1922 - October 7, 2017

Jean E. (Morgan) Alford, 94, wife of the late Alden Huntington Alford, passed away, Saturday, October 7, 2017. Born in Windsor, daughter of the late Ralph and Edith (Roberts) Morgan, she was the 10th generation of the Morgan family to spend their life time in Windsor. She was a member of the First Church in Windsor, Congregational, the John Warham Society...
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Veronica Bellus

December 16, 1920 - October 7, 2017

Veronica (Novak) Bellus, 96, of Avon and formerly of West Hartford, beloved wife of the late Charles A. Bellus, passed away, Saturday, October 7, 2017. Born in Cleveland, OH, daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Fabjan) Novak; she lived in Chicago, IL for many years before moving to CT with her husband over 60 years ago. She was a fun loving woman with a...
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Richard F. Couture

November 28, 1930 - October 7, 2017

Richard F. Couture, 86, of Tolland, formerly of E. Windsor, passed away on October 7, 2017. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 yrs., Constance (LeBlanc) Couture. Richard was born in Worcester, MA, son of the late Anthony and Agnes (White) Couture. Richard a veteran of the US Army served during the Korean War. He was an employee of ABB in Windsor for 30 years....
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Patricia Anne Therkelsen

March 18, 1923 - October 6, 2017

Patricia Anne (O’Connor) Therkelsen, 94, of Barkhamsted and formerly of Granby, beloved wife for 66 years of the late Alfred James Therkelsen, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017, in Avon. Born in Hartford on March 18, 1923, daughter of the late Charles and Beatrice (Hyatt) O’Connor, she was raised in Hartford and was a graduate of Mount St....
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Randy William Seidman

May 9, 1972 - October 6, 2017

Randy William Seidman, 45, of Granby, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 6, 2017. Born in Hartford on May 9, 1972, son of Randy Wayne Seidman of Windham and Susan Margret Werth of Granby, he was raised in Granby and had lived in East Hartland for many years before moving back to Granby three years ago. Randy was a graduate of New England Technical...
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Raymond G. Hansen

February 13, 1925 - October 6, 2017

HANSEN. Raymond G. Hansen, 92, of West Suffield, beloved husband of Eleanor (Keene) Hansen passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. Born February 13, 1925 in Hartford, son of the late Edward and Gertrude (Gutenkenst) Hansen, he lived in Bloomfield where he raised his family before retiring to Sebring, FL and he would return to Connecticut in 2007 and settled in...
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Rollin W. Cowles

June 18, 1949 - October 5, 2017

Rollin W. Cowles, 68, of East Granby, beloved husband of Sally (Dickey) Cowles, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at his home. Born in Hartford, son of the late Albert P. and Doris (Carruthers) Cowles, he was a life-long resident of East Granby; living as the 6th generation of his family in the family home on Spoonville Road. Rollin served in the US Army in...
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Geraldine C. Holcomb

July 2, 1922 - October 5, 2017

Geraldine Cormier Holcomb, 95, of East Granby, passed away on October 5, 2017, in Granby. Geraldine was born on July 2, 1922 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Florence (Getts) Cormier. She was married 60 years to the late Proctor B. Holcomb. Geraldine and Proctor lived in Granby till they retired to Maine in 1968. In 2000, they moved to...
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Anna King

June 9, 1921 - October 4, 2017

Anna H. King 96 passed away peacefully October 4, 2017 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her family. Born June 9, 1921 she was married for 56 years to the love of her life William R. King Sr. Together they raised 5 children. Their four daughters and spouses are Nancy and Joseph Dauray of West Palm Beach, FL, Marilyn and Bob Fulco of Venice, FL, Valerie and Tom Morelli of...
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Varvel A. Miller

August 5, 1929 - October 3, 2017

Varvel A. Miller, 88, of Hartford, beloved husband of Neine Enid (Hinds) Miller, passed away on October 3, 2017 while residing at Kimberly Hall in Windsor. Varvel was born in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica, W.I. on August 5, 1929, son of the late Felix and Edith Miller. Varvel grew up in an agriculture family helping on his family farm and later worked at the Reynolds...
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Charles Caesar

September 15, 1959 - October 2, 2017

Charles Percival David Caesar, age 58, lived in Hartford, Connecticut, passed away on October 2nd, 2017 at Bristol Hospital, Bristol, Connecticut. Charles was born on September 15, 1959 in Georgetown, Guyana to Stanley Caesar Snr. and Gloria Thomas. He first started working at Wieting & Richter, followed by the Flour Mill and Shell Company. His stint as a...
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Robert F. Lockwood

August 12, 1943 - October 1, 2017

Robert Francis Lockwood, Jr., 74, of Bloomfield passed away Sunday October 1, 2017. Born in Springfield, MA, son of the late Dr. Robert F. Lockwood, Sr. and Jane (Vining) Lockwood, he was raised in Springfield and Wilbraham, MA. He graduated from the Deerfield Academy in 1961 and Princeton University in 1968. He spent his career working in CIGNA’s...
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Mildred Jones Dean

April 27, 1938 - October 1, 2017

Mildred Jones Dean 79, of Hartford passed on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at St. Mary Home, West Hartford, CT. She was in the upholstery business for many years . Mildred had a passion for sewing, knitting and crocheting. Family was very important to Mildred and she loved spending time with them, left to cherish her memory is her son ; Eric Dean, one sister Ernestine...
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Douglas Angelo Del Grosso

June 14, 1959 - October 1, 2017

Douglas Angelo Del Grosso, 58, of Windsor, beloved husband for 31 years of Cynthia Ann Del Grosso, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at his home. Born in New London on June 14, 1959, son of the late Joseph John and Julia Elena (Demicco) Del Grosso, he was raised in New London and was a graduate of New London High School, Class of...
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Carol Jean Seavey

September 30, 2017


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Mieczyslaw Konarski

January 7, 1924 - September 30, 2017

Mieczyslaw Konarski, 93 of Old Saybrook and formerly of Ohio and Chicopee and Springfield, MA, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017. Born in Chicopee, son of the late John and Anna (Konarska) Konarski, he was raised in Chicopee. He received his BA from American International College, his Masters from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and did advanced...
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Edward Charles Zawacki

May 27, 1918 - September 30, 2017

Edward Charles Zawacki, 99, of Windsor, beloved husband for 56 years of Theresa Rose (Schuhwerk) Zawacki, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017, in Bloomfield. Born in Greeneville, CT on May 27, 1918, son of the late Andrew and Bertha (Koleskof) Zawacki, he was raised in Norwich and had lived in Hartford before moving to Windsor 34 years ago. Ed...
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Maria A. Carreira

February 21, 1940 - September 29, 2017

Maria A. (Pedroso) Carreira, 77, of Charlestown, RI and formerly of Connecticut, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017. She was the wife of the late Fernando Carreira who preceded her in death on September 30, 2013. Born in Alvados, Portugal, she was a daughter of the late Gaudencio and Alice Pedroso. Maria worked as a cashier at St. Francis Hospital in...
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Terence Robinson Blackwood

September 4, 1924 - September 27, 2017

Terence Robinson Blackwood, 93, former executive of the The Hartford Insurance Group, avid sailor, pilot, farmer, hunter, and veteran, died early Wednesday morning, September 27, 2017, at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT. He had been living at Caleb-Hichcock at Duncaster in Bloomfield, CT with his wife of more than 39 years, Elizabeth ...
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Gerald F. Goldrick

December 19, 1940 - September 27, 2017

GOLDRICK. Gerald F. Goldrick, 76, of Suffield, CT, beloved husband of Alice J. (DuBois) Goldrick passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA. Born December 19, 1940 in Springfield, MA son of the late William Goldrick and Estelle (Farant) Goldrick Sheldon. He lived in East Longmeadow before moving to Suffield 38...
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Erva Jean Luginbuhl

April 28, 1951 - September 27, 2017

Erva Jean Luginbuhl, 66, lifelong resident of Ellington, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Erva was born on April 28, 1951 to the late Ervin and Viola (Gudeman) Luginbuhl. Erva worked at Kloter Farms in sales. She was a fan of both the Boston Red Sox as well as the Boston Celtics. Erva loved her family and her many friends. She is survived by her...
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Thomas Gail Christensen

July 15, 1956 - September 26, 2017

Thomas Gail Christensen, 61, of Windsor and formerly of Willimantic and East Hartford, passed away, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. Born in Hartford, son of the late Gail and Dorothy (Mercer) Christensen he was raised in East Harford and spent his working career in the printing industry. He lived in East Hartford most of his life and...
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Lenora D. Long

May 15, 1922 - September 25, 2017

Lenora Dudley Long, 95, of Hartford, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully with family members by her side, on September 25, 2017. She was born on May 15, 1922 to Miles and Gatsy (Roundtree) Dudley in Chocowinity, North Carolina. Lenora graduated from Hartford Public High School and attended the University of Hartford where she studied art and...
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Walford Stewart

December 14, 1957 - September 25, 2017

Walford Stewart, 59 of East Hartford went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Westmoreland, Jamaica, WI to the late Pearlina (Humes) Stewart and Leslie Stewart. Walford worked for Standard Register as a machine operator for many years until his health began to fail. He enjoyed travelling, listening to music and...
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Mary Marchese

August 26, 1947 - September 25, 2017

Mary (Chambers) Marchese, 70, of Ellington, beloved wife of the late Anthony “Tony” Marchese, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Woodlake at Tolland. Born in Danbury, CT on August 26, 1947, the daughter of the late James and Marjorie (Hill) Chambers, she grew up and lived in Danbury, Vernon, New Milford, and...
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Paul Jerome Murray

December 23, 1937 - September 24, 2017

MURRAY. Paul Jerome Murray, 79, of Calabash, NC formerly of Suffield, CT, beloved husband of Maryanne (Bialomyza) Murray passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017. Born December 23, 1937 in Holyoke, MA son of the late Joseph and Rose (Grenier) Murray, he grew up in Holyoke before moving to Suffield where he raised his family and lived for over 40 years. He...
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Ronald Gaddy

November 15, 1939 - September 24, 2017

Ronald Gaddy, 77, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Born in Hartford to Susie (Silmon) Gaddy and the late Emmett Gaddy Sr., he has been a Hartford resident most of his life and he worked at St. Francis Hospital as an OR Technician. Ronald was an avid deep sea fisherman, an accomplished photographer and an excellent cook. He will be...
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Francis van Wyck Mason, Jr.

September 19, 1928 - September 24, 2017

Francis van Wyck Mason, Jr. (Van), beloved husband and dearest companion of Barbara (Beardsley) Mason, went to join his Lord on Sunday, September 24, 2017. He also lives in the memory of his treasured family: Daughter, Elizabeth Anne Mason; sons, Francis van Wyck Mason III, Geoffrey Wolfe Mason, and Douglas Weaver Mason and his wife Joanne and their sons...
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Lin S. Tai

March 2, 1935 - September 24, 2017

Lin S. Tai, 82, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at his home in Bloomfield. Lin, affectionately called “Manny”, was born on March 2, 1935 in St. Mary, Jamaica, son of the late Henry and Ambrozine Tai. He lived in Bloomfield for over 20 years after retiring from being a licensed ship captain for many ocean liners. His profession gave him the...
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Clive Horatious Bailey

December 14, 1937 - September 24, 2017

Clive Horatious Bailey, 79, of Hartford, beloved husband for 45 years of the late Christine Adina (Samuels) Bailey, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 24, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home. Born in St. Catherine, Jamaica, West Indies on December 14, 1937, son of the late Matthew Bailey and Atie Jackson, he was raised in Jamaica and...
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Peter C. Bennett

March 21, 1948 - September 23, 2017

Peter C. Bennett, 69, of Vernon, Beloved husband of Marcia Bennett died unexpectedly September 23, 2017. Peter was born in New Milford. He was the son of the late Lester and Linnea (Peterson) Bennett. Peter was an avid motor sports fan. He enjoyed drag racing and NASCAR. He was a great admirer and fan of the late Dale Earnhardt, as well as “Junior”. He was also a...
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William M. Robert

May 1, 1924 - September 23, 2017

William M. Robert, 93, of Ellington, loving husband of 50 years of the late Ethel (Litz) Robert, passed peacefully at The Residence at South Windsor Farms on Saturday, September 23, 2017. He was born in East Hartford, the son of the late George and Genevieve (Hagen) Robert, but lived most of his life in Ellington. William served in the U.S. Army Airforce during...
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Catherine Ann Usher

August 28, 1919 - September 23, 2017

Catherine Ann (Chiaravalloti) Usher, 98, of Vernon, formerly of Tolland, wife of the late Alvin J. Usher, died peacefully on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Fox Hill Center. She was born on August 29, 1919 in Worcester, MA, daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Vallencourt) Chiaravalloti. Catherine was married to Alvin Usher and together they lived in...
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Charles Fleming Griffin II

November 4, 1954 - September 22, 2017

Charles “Chip” Fleming Griffin II, 62, of East Hartland, passed away peacefully at his home on September 22, 2017. He leaves his son, Charles Fleming Griffin III and his wife Mary Beth of Clifton, NJ; his mother, Melba (Trott) Griffin of Granby; two sisters, Cynthia (Griffin) Gluth and her husband James of Granby and Martha Griffin-Weis and her husband...
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Mary R. Foley

June 27, 1919 - September 22, 2017

Mary R. (Rohan) Foley, 98, of South Windsor. Beloved wife of the late William M. Foley died peacefully September 22, 2017. Mary was born in Hartford. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Sheridan) Rohan. Mary graduated from Hartford High School, married the love of her life, William M. Foley and moved to East Hartford where she would raise her three children....
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Dorothy Polmatier Fisher

April 23, 1928 - September 22, 2017

Dorothy (Saypalia) Polmatier Fisher, 89, of Ellington, formerly of East Windsor, South Windsor, and Windsor, beloved wife of the late Arthur Polmatier and Donald Fisher passed into eternal peace on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Rockville General Hospital in the presence of her family and close friend, Linda Dzen. She was born on April 23, 1928 in Hartford&...
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Jennie O. Czelazewicz

January 22, 1925 - September 22, 2017

Jennie O. Czelazewicz, 92, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Vincent Frank Czelazewicz, passed away on September 22, 2017. She was born at home in Windsor on January 22, 1925, daughter of the late John and Jadwiga Olszewski. Jennie spent the majority of her life working outdoors, tending to livestock and vegetable gardens on her family farm. Her green thumb and...
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Janniel A. Miller

November 20, 1979 - September 21, 2017

Janniel A. Miller, 37, of Hartford passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at her home. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, W.I. on November 20, 1979 to Elgwin and Grace (Goode) Miller. At age 8 she migrated to Hartford, CT with her family. Janniel grew up in the Hartford School system where she attended Annie Fisher, Fox Middle and graduated high...
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Timothy A. Madigan

December 27, 1952 - September 21, 2017

Timothy A. Madigan, 64, of Vernon, beloved husband of Althea (Casey) Madigan died unexpectedly due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Timothy was born on December 27, 1952 in Hartford, son of the late Thomas A. and Lorraine (Ford) Madigan. Timothy grew up on Fair St in Enfield and graduated from Enfield High School with the Class of 1970. He went on to serve...
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Louis William Ford, Jr.

February 29, 1948 - September 21, 2017

Louis William Ford, Jr., 69, of Hebron, CT, beloved husband of Joyce (Jennings) Ford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2017, with his wife by his side. Born in Crewe, VA to Daisy (Bland) Ford and the late Louis W. Ford Sr., he has lived most of his life in Hebron. Louis worked many years as a machinist at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and...
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James A. Bassett

October 22, 1927 - September 21, 2017

James A. Bassett, 89, of Avon, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017. Born in Bristol, son of the late Joseph I. and Mae N. (Anderson) Bassett, he was raised in Bristol. He graduated as Valedictorian of Bristol High School Class of 1945 and Magna Cum Laude from Yale Class of 1948 with a BS in Economics. James served in the US Air Force as a Major during the Korean...
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Lafayne A. Thomas

March 30, 1972 - September 20, 2017

Our sweet angel, Lafayne A. Thomas, 45, of Hartford, daughter of Margaret Barrowes-Clarke and the late Laselle Thomas, departed this world on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at home surrounded by her family and friends. Lafayne was born on March 30, 1972 in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies and immigrated to the United States with her family in August of...
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Dylan Michael Ducey

June 29, 1997 - September 20, 2017

Dylan Michael Ducey, 20, of Vernon-Storrs, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Born in Manchester Hospital on June 29, 1997, he was the beloved son of Carl E. Ducey Jr. of Vernon, and the late Gerlyn (Corriveau) Ducey. Dylan attended Northeast School, VCMS in Vernon and Rockville High School. He also attended E.O. Smith in Storrs. He...
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John Taylor Adams

August 28, 1936 - September 20, 2017

John “Jack” Taylor Adams, 81, of Granby, best friend and beloved husband for 63 years of Gail (Smith) Adams, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home. Born in Springfield, MA on August 28, 1936, son of the late Norman and Alice (Taylor) Adams, he was raised in West Suffield and later moved to East...
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Brendan J. Doherty

May 23, 1952 - September 20, 2017

Brendan J. Doherty, 65, of East Granby, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at St. Francis Hospice. Born in Bronx, NY to the late John and Rosemary (Ohlweiler) Doherty, he has been a resident of East Granby for over 57 years. Brendan was a member of St. Bernard Church in Tariffville, Elks Lodge in Hartford, Enfield American Legion,...
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Francis Simcic, Jr.

January 2, 1951 - September 19, 2017

Francis “Fran” Simcic Jr., 66, of Vernon, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Karen Simcic, his daughter and son-in law, Ashley and Christopher Zaugg of Colchester, his son, Cole Simcic of Vernon, and his adored granddaughter, Harper Zaugg. Born...
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Nancy Dodie Lyhne

January 27, 1926 - September 19, 2017

Nancy Eudora “Dodie” (Berlew) Lyhne, 91, of Avon, beloved wife of the late Borge Lyhne, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Born in Orange, PA, daughter of the late George and Myrtle (Lamoreaux) Berlew, she had lived in Avon for over 60 years. Dodie graduated from Bloomsburg State Teacher’s College in Bloomsburg, PA, now...
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Jean Elizabeth Thomas

March 15, 1957 - September 18, 2017

Jean Elizabeth Thomas, 60, of Windsor beloved wife, mother and friend was peacefully called home to her Lord on September 18, 2017, surrounded by her family at her home. She was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica, West Indies on March 15, 1957, daughter of Delores (Morris) McKellar of Peekskill, NY and the late Lester Alexander McKellar. She was raised in Jamaica...
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Stephanie M. French

February 20, 1948 - September 18, 2017

Stephanie M. French, 69, of Boston, MA and formerly of Granby and Farmington, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017, at Boston Medical Center. Born in McKeesport, PA on February 20, 1948, daughter of the late Stephen and Margaret (Fazekas) Szoke, she was raised in Duquesne, PA and had lived in Granby for 20 years and in Farmington for 5 years...
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Gurdip Singh

December 13, 1947 - September 18, 2017

Gurdip Singh of South Windsor passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on September 18, 2017. Gurdip lived his life with kindness, generosity and authenticity and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Born in 1947 during the partition of India and Pakistan, Gurdip attended the India Institute of Technology (Kanpur) on a merit scholarship. He then moved to the...
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William B. Zboray

May 3, 1934 - September 17, 2017

William B. Zboray, 83, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of the late Constance (Rawson) Zboray, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Born in Greenwich to the late Benjamin and Anna (Frano) Zboray, he lived most of his life in Greenwich and has been a Bloomfield resident for the last 11 years. Bill, as he was known, was an eighth grade American...
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Avis Ella Rackliffe

November 29, 1928 - September 17, 2017

Avis Ella (Budrow) Rackliffe, 88, of East Hartford, formerly of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Everett “Tony” Rackliffe of 69 years passed away peacefully with her beloved family by her side, on Sunday September 17, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Myrtle (DeMerchant) Budrow. Avis was devoted to her family and the love of being...
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Bernice Taylor Wright

April 16, 1921 - September 16, 2017

WRIGHT. Bernice Taylor Wright, 96, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Willie Wright passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born April 16, 1921 in Saluda, SC daughter of the late Ernest and Viola (Mathis) Taylor. She lived in Hartford before moving to Windsor 40 years ago. Prior to retiring, Bernice had been...
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Nicholas Andrew Cowles

February 10, 1999 - September 16, 2017

Nicholas Andrew Cowles, of Farmington, CT, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Nicholas was born on February 10, 1999. During his life, he overcame many challenges while teaching all those around him to have compassion, patience, and express love. Nicholas enjoyed attending Farmington Public Schools where he was active...
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Carol B. Wheeler

August 3, 1946 - September 16, 2017

Carol B. Wheeler, 71, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Carl W. Wheeler, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, in Granby. Born in Scranton, PA on August 3, 1946, daughter of the late Anthony and Sophie (Grabowski) Jaworski, she was raised in Hartford and was a graduate of Bulkeley High School. Carol later lived in Ellington and East...
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Bernice May Boothe

May 5, 1921 - September 15, 2017

Bernice May Boothe, (formerly) Bernice May MacDonald, nee Bernice May Richards was born in the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica on May 5th 1921. She was the second child of Ruth Richards and Samuel Richards. Bernice transitioned from her earthly life of 96 years peacefully in her own home on September 15th 2017. Bernice lived a life of ambition,in which she sought out and took...
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Veron Benjamin Bent

November 6, 1949 - September 15, 2017

Veron Benjamin Bent, 67, of Windsor, beloved husband of Josephine Kelly-Bent, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. Born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, West Indies on November 6, 1949, son of the late Stanley and Eurcy (Salmon) Bent, he was raised in Jamaica and worked as a police officer in Kingston and St. Andrew,...
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Claire F. Peltier

November 11, 1926 - September 15, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Claire F. (Fortier) Peltier, 90, of Simsbury CT, formerly of Wilbraham, MA, on September 15, 2017. Born on November 11, 1926, in Manchester, NH, Claire was the devoted daughter of the late Marie Ange (Lanciault) & Sylvio Fortier. Claire was predeceased by her loving husband Armand Peltier...
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Patricia F. Aylward

September 8, 1930 - September 14, 2017

Patricia (Fallon) Aylward, 87, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late John R. Aylward, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at her home with her family at her side. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Francis and Edna (Rouillard) Fallon, she grew up and lived in Fall River, and has lived in Vernon, Connecticut for...
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Roberta M. Weigert

May 18, 1948 - September 13, 2017

Roberta M. (Tierney) Weigert, 69, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late Andrew R. Weigert III, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at her home. Roberta was the daughter of the late Raymond J. and Mary E. (Sullivan) Tierney. Roberta was educated in the Manchester school system, and was a graduate of St. Francis School of Nursing. After graduation, she...
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Susan G. Walker

October 4, 1944 - September 13, 2017

WALKER. Susan G. Walker, 72, of Suffield, CT beloved wife of Ralph E. Walker passed away suddenly Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born October 4, 1944 in Hartford daughter of the late Harry and Marilyn (Coons) Greaves. Susan lived in Enfield for many years before moving to Suffield 12 years ago. She was an active and faithful member for more the 40...
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Joan M. Jordan

January 11, 1930 - September 13, 2017

Joan M. Jordan, 87, of Windsor Locks, beloved wife of the late Ernest Jordan, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Born in Hartford to the late Bertrand and Flora (Roberts) McNamara, she lived in Windsor for many years with her family before settling in Windsor Locks over 20 years ago. Joan was a member of St. Mary Church in Windsor...
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Peter T. Arnold

December 19, 1945 - September 13, 2017

Peter T. Arnold, 71, of Glastonbury, beloved husband of Anne-Marie (Maier) Arnold, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Born in Hartford to the late Harold and Marion (Wiggins) Arnold, he recently moved to Glastonbury after living in Southington, Windsor and South Windsor. Peter was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Windsor...
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James E. Burdick

January 13, 1933 - September 12, 2017

James E. Burdick, 84, of Ellington, beloved husband of the late Ann (Manning) Burdick, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at his home. Born in Elmira, New York, the son of the late Wayland and Mary (Curry) Burdick, he grew up in Elmira and moved to Ellington over 50 years ago. He attended the Coast Guard Academy in New London, and...
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Cleveland J. Barlow, Jr.

January 4, 1938 - September 12, 2017

Cleveland J. Barlow, Jr., 79, passed away September 12, 2017. He was born in Hartford on January 4, 1938, son of the late Cleveland J. Barlow, Sr. and Rosetta Nelms Barlow. Cleveland worked in the furniture distribution department of Filene's Department Store and retired after many years of service. He was an avid Mets fan, orator, and historian who had seen...
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Gordon Cossitt Wright

May 13, 1923 - September 12, 2017

Gordon Cossitt Wright, 94, of East Hartland beloved husband of the late Margaret Cecilia (Milligan) Wright, answered eight bells on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Born on Mother’s Day, May 13, 1923 at Pendleton Hospital in Granby, CT, he was the oldest son of the late Frederick Cossitt Wright and Catherine Ann (Avery) Wright. A proud US Navy veteran,...
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Doris B. Austin

August 6, 1933 - September 12, 2017

Doris B. Austin, 84, of Windsor, beloved wife of Charles Austin Jr., passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Born in Hartford to the late Raymond and Mary (Case) Bradley, she has been a Windsor resident for over 59 years and was a member of Wintonbury Baptist Church in Bloomfield. Doris enjoyed reading but her true pleasure came from caring...
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Georgette Marie Nadeau Creagan

January 29, 1923 - September 12, 2017

Georgette Marie Nadeau Creagan, 94, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late John P. Creagan Sr., died peacefully on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at a local convalescent home, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 29, 1923 in Ste. Marie de Beauce, Quebec, daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Anna Turmel Nadeau. Georgette came to the U.S....
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Joseph M. Alpert

June 30, 1942 - September 12, 2017

Joseph M. Alpert, 75, of Manchester CT, beloved husband of Sheila (Zelman) Alpert, died on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Manchester Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 30, 1942, son of the late Elias and Helen (Mones) Alpert. Joe grew up in Boston, MA, and graduated from English High School in Boston, Class of 1961;...
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Bethuel Barnum

August 29, 1939 - September 12, 2017

Bethuel Melvin “Mel” Barnum Jr., 78, of Avon, passed away on September 12, 2017. Born in Kingston, NY, Mel was the beloved son of the late Anna Elizabeth and Bethuel Melvin Barnum, Sr., and a graduate of Kerhonkson High School, Kerhonkson, NY. During summers, he worked at the Nevele in Ellenville, NY. He was a proud Fort Schuyler...
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Margaret Coldwell

March 14, 1925 - September 11, 2017

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, Margaret "Peggy” Coldwell, age 92, of Avon, CT, on September 11, 2017. She was born on March 14, 1925, in Detroit, MI, to the late Elliot and Bertha Mill. Elliot was an executive at General Motors and relocated frequently. As a result, Peggy and her dear sister, and closest...
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Lisa Lynn Lukas

August 21, 1968 - September 10, 2017

Lisa Lynn (Soucier) Lukas, 49, lifelong resident of Vernon, beloved wife and soulmate of Thomas Lukas, passed away unexpectedly at home, on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Lisa was born in Vernon on August 21, 1968 to the late Gilman and Aldene (Bossie) Soucier. She graduated from Rockville High School and worked as an administrative assistant with visiting nurses. She...
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Richard W. Bouchard

November 6, 1953 - September 8, 2017

Richard W. Bouchard, 63, of Hartford, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017. Born in Hartford to the late Raymond Sr and Mary Jane (Guida) Bouchard, he has been a Hartford resident all of his life and was a past member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Hartford. Richard was a talented baseball player in his earlier years, once playing for three different teams at...
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