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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

Alma H. LaBrecque

August 13, 1914 - September 25, 2016

LaBRECQUE. Alma Helene (Guerard) LaBrecque passed from this life into the arms of the Lord on Sunday, September 25 at the age of 102. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond, her son Ronald, nine brothers and three sisters. She was born in Lowell. Ma and moved to Ct where she attended school through the 7th grade and then worked on the family farm. She worked in the mills until she married...
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Jeanne D'arc Chasse

November 19, 1931 - September 25, 2016

Jeanne D'arc (Michaud) Chasse, 84, of South Windsor, formerly of East Hartford, beloved wife of the late Joseph Albert Chasse, died peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by her family. Jeanne was born on November 19, 1931 in Upper Frenchville, ME, daughter of the late Rene and Mabel (Pelletier) Michaud. She attended Mt. Mercy School in Waterville, Maine. She...
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David Edward Hutchinson

September 25, 2016 - September 25, 2016

David "Hutch" Edward Hutchinson, 81, of Windsor Locks and formerly of Granby, beloved husband for 40 years of Deatra (Clar) Hutchinson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Hartford Hospital surrounded by his family. Born in Boston, MA, son of the late Amos and Josephine (Donovan) Hutchinson, Dave was raised in Marshfield, MA and Fort Lauderdale, FL and was a graduate of...
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Carolyn E. Lambert

August 21, 1924 - September 24, 2016

Carolyn E. Lambert, 92, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Lambert, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Born in Athol, MA to the late George and Marion (Davis) Hinckley, she lived most of her life in Greenwich and has been a Windsor resident for over 14 years. Carolyn was a member of Christ The King Lutheran Church in Windsor and was very active in the Windsor...
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Albert A. Kradas

July 21, 1942 - September 24, 2016

KRADAS. Albert A. Kradas, 73, of Enfield, beloved husband of Barbara Jean(Earley) Kradas passed away unexpectedly at home Saturday, September 24, 2016. Born July 21, 1942 in Hartford, son of the late Alben and Anne (Kracunas) Kradas, he grew up in Windsor and moved to Enfield in 1979. Albert served with the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. After serving his country he worked for Kaman...
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Tammy Lee Rood

November 4, 1970 - September 23, 2016

ROOD. Tammy Lee Rood, 45, of Windsor Locks passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born November 4, 1970 in Westfield, MA daughter of Susan Lee (Hunt) Rood of Windsor Locks and the late William E. Rood. She grew up in Suffield before moving to Windsor Locks. She was employed by CIGNA, she enjoyed traveling, making jewelry and candy, but most of all she loved...
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Steven C. Freddo

September 13, 1952 - September 23, 2016

Steven C. Freddo, 64, of Andover, beloved husband of Sharon Freddo, died peacefully on Friday, September 23, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by his family. Steve was born on September 13, 1952 in Manchester, CT, the son of Eleanor (Morrison) Freddo and the late Joseph A. Freddo. He was a graduate of Bolton High School in 1970 and went on to graduate from Middlesex Community College. ...
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Francis R. Aiello

August 17, 1942 - September 23, 2016

Francis R. Aiello, 74, of Avon, beloved husband of Joan (Antink) Aiello passed away, Friday, September 23, 2016. Born in Hartford, son of the late Guy and Antoinette (Yaconiello) Aiello, he was raised in Hartford and graduated from Weaver High School in 1960. He attended UCONN and Morse School of Business and served in the CT Army National Guard for 6 years. He had been employed by Aetna's Group...
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George W. Linn

February 15, 1937 - September 21, 2016

George W. Linn, 79, of Avon, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2016, surrounded by his family. Born in New Britain, George was the beloved son of the late Walter and Elizabeth (Forshaw) Linn. He graduated from New Britain High School in 1955 where he was a star athlete, especially on the basketball court. Following high school, George enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he proudly...
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William R. Johnson

March 29, 1928 - September 21, 2016

William R. Johnson, 88, of Windsor, passed away on September 21, 2016 at Saint Francis Hospital. He was predeceased by the love of his life Helen (Gray) Johnson. Born in Windsor on March 29, 1928, William was a son of the late William R. Johnson, Sr. and Hazel (Miller) Johnson. He was a graduate of John Fitch High School Class of 1946 and after graduation enlisted into military service. He...
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Mary E. Schoepflin

October 19, 1924 - September 21, 2016

Mary E. "Betty" Schoepflin, 91, of Granby, beloved wife of the late Richard H. Schoepflin, for 45 years, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016, surrounded by her family. Born in Hull, MA on October 19, 1924 to Richard and Ethel (Trapp) Jenkins, she was raised in Scituate, MA and graduated from Scituate High School where she also worked for several years. In 1952, she and her husband Richard...
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Priscilla Thrall Eatherton

July 30, 1937 - September 21, 2016

Priscilla Thrall Eatherton, 79, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford to the late Joseph and Marian (Gilman) Thrall, she has been a Windsor resident all her life. Priscilla graduated from the Chaffee School in Windsor and attended Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She worked for over 40 years as an architectural...
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Jennifer C. Bolling

May 4, 1954 - September 20, 2016

Jennifer Cecelia (Knight) Bolling, 62, beloved wife of the late Edward R. "Rusty" Bolling, Jr., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. A Caribbean native, Jennifer Cecelia Knight entered into this world on June 4, 1954 in Trinidad and Tobago and came to the United States with her siblings on May 7, 1972. Arriving in New York City opened her eyes to the vastness of her new life...
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Jacquelyn A. Gallagher

July 4, 1953 - September 19, 2016

Jacquelyn A. Gallagher, 63, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2016, surrounded by her family after giving cancer a run for its money for over the last year. Born in Hartford, Jackie was the beloved daughter of the late John and June (Nerine) Pinto, and a proud graduate of South Catholic High School, Class of 1971. After high school, she continued her studies in Accounting...
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Rachel Youell

February 13, 1923 - September 19, 2016

Rachel (Hebert) Youell, 93, of Avon, formerly of Manchester, CT and Dennis, MA beloved wife of the late Louis W. Youell, died peacefully on Monday, September 19, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born on February 13, 1923 in Westbrook, ME, daughter of the late Thomas and Alvina (Roderick) Hebert. Rachel lived in Manchester for many years and worked as a Loan Processor for CSEA Credit...
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Judith A. Regina

August 18, 1961 - September 19, 2016

Judith A. Regina, 55, of Vernon, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born on August 18, 1961, in Dorchester, MA, Judith was the daughter of Laureen Connors-Mackin and the late Louis Verdura. Judith worked at Vernon Center Middle School as a paraprofessional in which she truly loved. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bay Path College with her Bachelor's Degree in...
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Joseph Hardy McKenzie

June 2, 1928 - September 18, 2016

Joseph Hardy McKenzie, "Joe" as he was fondly known, died on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at home in Bloomfield. The beloved husband of Avis (Cawley) McKenzie, Joe was born in Crofts Hill, Jamaica, West Indies, on June 2, 1928 to the late Paul and Sarah McKenzie. Completing his early education in Crofts Hill, he moved to Kingston to learn the craft of becoming a mechanic. He migrated to England and...
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Betty Davis

September 18, 2016

Betty (Lipe) Davis, 84, died peacefully in her home in Avon on Sunday, September 18, 2016, after a courageous battle with multiple health issues. A loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Betty is survived by her four children, Leigh Kelliher and husband Michael, of Winchester, MA; Michael Davis of Avon, CT and fiancée Pamela Gani; Lori Shield and husband Joseph, of Avon, CT;...
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Paul R. Kuhn

October 2, 1941 - September 17, 2016

Paul R. Kuhn, 74, of Farmington, died Saturday, September 17, 2016 at home surrounded by family. Mr. Kuhn retired as CEO and Chairman of Kaman Corp. in 2008; a position he held for eight years after taking over for the founder, Charles Kaman. Prior to Kaman, Paul was Senior Vice President, Operations, Aerospace Engine Businesses for Coltec Industries. Previous to that he was President of Chandler...
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Frances Ann O'Brien

September 16, 2016

Frances Ann (Piccoli) O'Brien, 74, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Thomas O'Brien, Sr., passed away peacefully on Friday, September 16, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Faenza) Piccoli, she grew up in Hartford and has lived in East Hartford for most of her life. Prior to her retirement, Frances was employed by Stop & Shop in Manchester...
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Warren E. Avery

January 7, 1929 - September 16, 2016

Warren E. Avery, 86, of Broad Brook, and formerly of East Hartford, husband of the late Anna (Miller) Avery, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Born and raised in Rhode Island, he joined the Navy after high school and served in the Korean War. After his discharge he and received a degree in business from Harvard University. He served as President of the Dock Workers Union Local in Chicago, IL...
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Narendra Pandya

March 21, 1957 - September 16, 2016

Narendra Pandya, 59, of Newington, beloved husband and father passed away Friday, September 16, 2016. Born in Bombay, India, son of late Pranshanker and Savita Pandya, he came to Newington in 1987. He was a proud owner of several local franchises. He is survived by his wife, Alka, daughter Anita, brother Dinesh, and three sisters Kusum, Manjula and Bharti. He was predeceased by his eldest...
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Constance Letarte

July 17, 1932 - September 14, 2016

Constance (Devin) Letarte, 84, of Vernon and formerly of East Hartford, wife of the late Henry Letarte, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Fox Hill Nursing Center. Born in Brunswick, Maine she lived in Maine before moving to East Hartford in 1955. Connie lived in East Hartford for over 55 years before moving to Vernon five years ago. Prior to her retirement, Connie worked at...
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Mary Elizabeth McDougald

March 30, 1935 - September 14, 2016

Mary Elizabeth McDougald, 81, of Hartford, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Hebrew Home in West Hartford. Daughter of the late Chester McMillian and Julia Esther (Gaddy) McMillian, Mary was born in Fayetteville, NC on March 30, 1935 and came to Connecticut in 1956. She married John Henry McDougald in October of 1956, and the happy couple was blessed with two daughters, Janice...
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Emily Jewel Brousseau

June 29, 1988 - September 14, 2016

Emily Jewel Brousseau, 28, beloved daughter of Patricia Brousseau, passed away unexpectedly at home in Bridgeport on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Born in Southbridge Massachusetts on June 29, 1988, she grew up in Union, CT before moving to Vernon as a teen where she graduated from Rockville High School, Emily then attended Western Connecticut State University. Emily was very funny, had a great...
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Virginia Anne Cleaver

September 14, 1936 - September 14, 2016

Virginia Anne (McDermott) Cleaver, of West Hartford, beloved wife of the late Robert J. Cleaver, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on her 80th birthday, Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Born in Hartford to the late Edward J. and Virginia (Buckley) McDermott, she was raised in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School in 1954. Virginia and Bob moved to West Hartford in 1979. She...
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Joseph F. Rudzik, Jr.

October 17, 1926 - September 13, 2016

Joseph F. Rudzik, Jr., 89, of East Granby, CT, husband of the late Carol Tonya (Griffin) Rudzik, died on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. Born in Holyoke, MA on October 17, 1926, son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Partyka) Rudzik, he was raised in Holyoke, MA and was a graduate of Holyoke High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy...
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Ryszard Strzelecki

October 15, 1948 - September 13, 2016

Ryszard Strzelecki, 67, of South Windsor, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on October 15, 1948 in Radzilow, Poland. Ryszard was pre-deceased by his father, Stanislaw Strzelecki. Ryszard grew up in Poland and came to the U.S. in 1966. He was the loving husband of Celina (Golas) Strzelecki—the love of his...
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Singthong Ounthongdy

August 5, 1933 - September 11, 2016

Singthong Ounthongdy, 83, of New Britain, beloved husband of Samone Ounthongdy, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 11th, 2016 surrounded by his family and loved ones. Born in Sayaboury Province, Laos. Singthong was a Lieutenant in the Royal Lao Army fighting against the Communist Phathaet Lao alongside U.S. Forces. Seeing that the Communist could not be defeated, Singthong migrated to...
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Brenda Janssen Cavanagh

September 10, 2016

Brenda (Janssen) Cavanagh, 55, of Windsor, wife of John F. Cavanagh, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Herbert Janssen and Carol (Martin) Janssen of Windsor she lived in Windsor most of her life. Her love for her family was second to none. She volunteered at St. Joseph Church with 1st and 2nd year catechism classes and was a mother's assistant at the...
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Helen Kloter

January 21, 1923 - September 9, 2016

Helen (Hoffman) Kloter, 93, of Ellington, loving wife of the late Emmanuel Kloter, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, September 9, 2016. Born in Ellington, the daughter of the late Fred and Huldah (Bertschi) Hoffman, she lived in the Tri Town area all of her life and after Emmanuel's retirement in 1975, they spent the winters in Sarasota, FL. She was a longtime member of the...
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Mikel Scott Vanshrauss

February 26, 1953 - September 8, 2016

Mikel Scott Vanshrauss, 63, of Vernon, CT, died on September 8, 2016. He was born February 26, 1953 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and he was a man of many talents. Mike was especially captivated by history and current events and could talk on a variety of subjects. When he sat down with a guitar or at the piano, he could play anything requested. He played "by ear," and we all enjoyed singing...
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Patricia Arlene Shepard

June 24, 1955 - September 8, 2016

Patricia Arlene Shepard, of Hartford, entered eternal rest on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Saint Francis Hospital surrounded by her family. Daughter of the late Clifford Shepard and Ophelia (Ferguson) Shepard Moses, Patricia was born in Hartford on June 24, 1955 and graduated from Windsor High School. Patricia was raised in Welcome Baptist Church where she spent her time as a Junior usher and a...
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Bonnie Thompson Enes

September 27, 1944 - September 8, 2016

Bonnie Thompson Enes, age 71 went to rest peacefully on September 8, 2016 after her strong fight with cancer. Bonnie was born October 27, 1944 to the late Charles and Virginia Enes of South Windsor. Bonnie enjoyed gardening, biking, hiking and the beach where she would sit by the water's edge with her toes in the sand. She and her daughter shared their passion for photography and love for...
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Hollis R. Harlow III

September 1, 1955 - September 8, 2016

Hollis R. Harlow, III (Lee), of Granby, passed away on September 8, 2016, from injuries suffered in an accident. Lee was born September 1, 1955, in Hartford, Connecticut, the youngest son of Hollis R. Harlow Jr and Jessamine Welles Harlow. Lee lived in Granby all his life, attending Granby schools and later working at Kelly Lane school, where he was known as Mr. Lee! Lee leaves his partner,...
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Edith Camillo Stead

January 1, 1919 - September 8, 2016

Edith "Italia" (Camillo) Stead, 97, of South Windsor, beloved wife of 72 years to Melvin Stead Sr., passed away peacefully at home early Thursday morning September 8, 2016 with her daughters comforting her at her bedside. She was born to Italian immigrants Guisseppe and Maria (Ternullo) Camillo January 1, 1919 in Willimantic CT. Raised in a rich Italian heritage by strict but loving parents, her...
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Tyrus Tylon Weaver

December 11, 1973 - September 8, 2016

Tyrus Tylon Weaver, AKA "Freaky Fly", 42, of Hartford, beloved son, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 8, 2016, surrounded by his family at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in Hartford on December 11, 1973, son of Sandra Weaver of Hartford, he was raised in Hartford and attended Hartford Public Schools. Prior to his illness, Tyrus worked for...
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David M. Bidmead

September 8, 2016

David M. Bidmead, 79, of Windsor, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016. Born in Fitchburg, MA, son of the late Leopold and Clara (Edwards) Bidmead, he was raised in Windsor and a life long resident. He graduated from the then Loomis School in 1955; attended Trinity College; and received his BS from Central Connecticut State University. David served in the US Army for two years. He was a...
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Paul Santo Christo

August 2, 1960 - September 7, 2016

Paul Santo Christo, 56, of Stafford Springs, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, after a brief illness while at Manchester Memorial. Paul was born in Hartford on Aug. 2, 1960, to Tome and the late Dora (Althea) Santo Christo. He was raised in Vernon/Rockville for most of his life until moving to Stafford Springs for the last 27 years. Paul worked as a cabinetmaker with Petrunti Design &...
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Lonnie D. Williams

August 10, 1972 - September 7, 2016

Lonnie D. Williams, 44 , of Hartford, passed on Wednesday September 7, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. A lifetime resident of Hartford, Lonnie was a substitute teacher for the Hartford Public school system for many years. He was a graduate of both Weaver High School and Delaware State University. Lonnie was an avid baseball card collector, enjoyed traveling and gaming. Lonnie was always kind, generous...
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William Robert Donegan

March 11, 1941 - September 7, 2016

William Robert Donegan, 75, of Poquonock, beloved husband of Joan (Mazel) Donegan, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. He was the son of the late Earle and Florence (Sweet) Donegan and was a lifelong resident of Windsor. A father of Robert Donegan and his husband Daniel Morrissey, Michael Donegan and his wife Mimi and Jason Donegan; he also leaves his two granddaughters, Grace and Faith...
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Jean Frances Leete

July 6, 1943 - September 7, 2016

Jean Frances (Markella) Leete, 73, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Richard L. Leete, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at home in the loving care of her husband. She was born on July 6, 1943 in Brockton, MA, daughter of the late Ermon and Mattie Marie (Morgan) Markella. Jean was a graduate of Brockton High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of...
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Ruth Moody

July 30, 1950 - September 6, 2016

Rev. Ruth M. Moody, 66, of East Hartford, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Delray Beach, FL on July 30, 1950, daughter of the late Rutherford B. Monroe and Rev. Earline G. (Lewis) Monroe. She was raised in Florida and moved to Hartford with her family as a young woman. Ruth attended Hartford Public Schools and was a graduate of Weaver High School, Class...
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Frank A. Petraitis

August 24, 1924 - September 6, 2016

Frank A. Petraitis, 92, beloved husband of the late Helen (Wrona) Petraitis of South Windsor, died Tuesday (September 6, 2016) at Woodlake of Tolland. Born on August 24, 1924, son of the late Anthony and Mary (Cyganus) Petraitis, he was a lifelong resident of South Windsor. He and his wife were owners of Sunnyside Market in South Windsor. Frank served our country during WWII with the U.S. Army....
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William C. Heeber

February 19, 1933 - September 6, 2016

William C. Heeber, 83, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at his home. Born in Bloomfield to the late William G. and Helen (Urbanavage) Heeber he was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield and graduated from Bloomfield High School with high honors in 1951. William served his country proudly with the US Army Military Police during the Korean War serving in Korea, France...
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Giovanna Maggiore

June 25, 1939 - September 5, 2016

Giovanna (Tripoli) Maggiore, 77, beloved wife of the late Sebastiano Maggiore, passed away peacefully, Monday, September 5, 2016, at her home in Avon surrounded by her children, son in law, and daughter in law. Giovanna lived a full and beautiful life. Born on June 25th, 1939 in Augusta, Sicily, she was one of six children born to Sebastiano and Carmela. Giovanna learned independence at an...
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Gilles Y. LaRochelle

September 15, 1929 - September 5, 2016

Gilles Yvon LaRochelle, 86, of Vernon, formerly of East Hartford, beloved husband of Gaetane (Champagne) LaRochelle, died peacefully on Monday, September 5, 2016 at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain with his wife of 54 years by his side. Gilles was born September 15, 1929 in Saint-Prosper, Canada, son of the late Johnny and Emma (Champagne) LaRochelle. Gilles grew up in Canada and...
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William August Eichner

October 21, 1951 - September 5, 2016

William August "Billy" Eichner, 64, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Diane Lynn (Kurth) Eichner, died unexpectedly on Monday September 5, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Billy was born on October 21, 1951 in Hartford, CT, son of the late Joseph William and Hulda (Klein) Eichner. Billy grew up in Coventry and was a graduate of Coventry High School. He served our country during Vietnam...
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Fred J. Albrecht

March 31, 1923 - September 5, 2016

Fred J. Albrecht, 93, of Windsor, beloved and devoted husband of the late Helen J. Albrecht, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 5, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born on March 31, 1923, in a small Bavarian village in Germany called Leoprechting, to the late Josef Fuchs and Rosa Lentner, he was brought to the US as a child and lived in the Bronx, NY where he attended the NYC High School...
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Bianca-Shea Samantha Wright

July 27, 1989 - September 4, 2016

Bianca-Shea Samantha Wright, 27, of Hartford, CT passed away on Sunday September 4, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. She was born July 27, 1989 in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica to loving parents Kerry-Gay Hyatt and Casvin Wright. She attended the Burnt Savannah Baptist Basic School and Burnt Savannah Primary School in Jamaica. She migrated to the United States on July 14, 1997 where her...
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Jefrey Case Talbot

June 18, 1960 - September 4, 2016

TALBOT. Jefrey Case Talbot, 56, of West Hartford beloved husband of Lori Bopp Talbot passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born June 18, 1960 in Hartford son of Bertha (Murkowicz) Talbot of Windsor and the late Louis Case Talbot, he grew up in Windsor before moving to West Hartford 25 years ago. Jefrey was employed many years for Builders Hardware. He was a member of the...
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Pauline McGhee

August 2, 1926 - September 4, 2016

Pauline McGhee, 90, of Hartford, beloved wife for 70 years of John T. McGhee, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 4, 2016, in Windsor. Born in Farmersville, AL on August 2, 1926, daughter of the late Lee Olis Rivers and Julia Lyman, she was raised in Fostoria, AL and had lived in Birmingham, AL before moving to Hartford with her family in 1964. After raising her children, Pauline worked...
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Thongphoun Phouthasack

September 4, 2016

Thongphoun Phouthasack, 68, of Windsor, beloved wife of Sar Phouthasack, passed away, Sunday, September 4, 2016, surrounded by her family. Born in Thailand, she came to the United States in 1983 moving to Windsor in 1988. She had been employed by Colt Industries and loved to shop and care for her family. Besides her husband Sar, she leaves her children and their spouses and partners; Phetchada ...
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Joyce E. Brock

November 29, 1937 - September 3, 2016

Joyce E. Brock, 78, of Austell, GA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Tranquility at Cobb Hospital in Austell, GA. Daughter of the late James Thomas and Arthur and Mary Lee (Hales) Jackson, Joyce was born in Hartford on November 29, 1937. Ms. Brock was an internationally-known professional model with numerous credits. She was the First black model to pose for designer...
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Jaemee Larae Weaver

July 5, 2016 - September 3, 2016

Jaemee Larae Weaver, 2month old daughter of Aiesha Carter and James Weaver of Windsor passed away September 3, 2016. She also leaves her sister Zalaysia; grandparents Eugene and Cheryl Battles of Hartford, Patricia Carmichael of Windsor, and John and Donna Weaver, Sr. of New Britain; and her great grandmother Jean Carmichael of Bloomfield. Her family will receive friends Tuesday, September 13,...
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John William Aberle

May 13, 1954 - September 2, 2016

John William Aberle, 62, of Ellington, passed away suddenly on Friday, September 2, 2016. He was born on May 13, 1954 the son of his late parents, Doris (Ferrell) Aberle and Henry Aberle, Jr. John was a graduate of Ellington High School, class of 1973. John lived his entire life on the family farm in Ellington. He worked by his father's side milking the cows, haying the fields and cutting...
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Julia Howard Dolan

October 21, 1923 - September 2, 2016

Julia (Howard) Dolan, 92, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late William P. Dolan, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Fox Hill Center. Born and raised in New London, the daughter of the late Thomas and Christine (Henry) Howard, she married the late William P Dolan, a US Marine, in 1947 and lived in various states while he was stationed overseas during World War II and the Korean...
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Leonard J. Nolan, Sr.

May 16, 1935 - September 2, 2016

Leonard "Len" J. Nolan, Sr., 81, of Bloomfield, passed away Friday, September 2, 2016 at Saint Francis Hospital. Len was born in Hartford on May 16, 1935, son of the late Edward Nolan, Sr. and Margaret (Banning) Nolan. He grew up in Windsor and retired from Roncari Industries (East Granby) after more than 30 years of service. Len was a quiet man who enjoyed being at home and watching his...
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Rose Marie Cicero

September 2, 1948 - September 2, 2016

Rose Marie Cicero, 68, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 02, 2016. Born in Hartford to the late Joseph, Sr. and Rose (Gionfriddo) Cicero, she lived most of her life in the Bloomfield and Windsor area, graduated from Windsor High School and earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Central CT State College and worked as a psychologist for many years while working...
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Grace L. Bidwell

September 26, 1932 - September 1, 2016

Grace L. Bidwell, 83, of Ellington, CT, left us to join her Lord and Savior, and beloved husband of 54 years, George Bidwell, Sr., on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Grace was born and raised in Thompsonville, CT to the late Angelo and Maria (LaScala) Bottone on September 26, 1932. Grace married the love of her life, the late George Bidwell, on February 10, 1951. They moved to Ellington in 1955...
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Danice Colli Sargent

April 25, 1942 - August 31, 2016

Danice Colli Sargent, wife of Alan E. Sargent, of Fort Mill, South Carolina, passed away Aug. 31, 2016. Born in New Britain on April 25, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Alice Colli. She was a graduate of Windsor Locks High School, Class of 1960. She was employed by Hamilton Sunstrand of Windsor Locks for 24 years before retirement. She enjoyed her many years of being involved in...
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Morgan H.R. Fleming

September 16, 1941 - August 31, 2016

Morgan H.R. Fleming, 74, of Canton, beloved wife of Beth McCabe, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at home surrounded by her family and friends. Born in Newark, NJ, daughter of the late William and Helena (Collins) Walker, she was raised in NJ, lived in Maui for many years moving to Canton 35 years ago. Morgan had a multi-faceted professional career; she owned an advertising agency in Maui;...
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Ramona Marrero

August 31, 1921 - August 31, 2016

Ramona (Lopez) Marrero, age 95, wife of the late Mariano Marrero, passed away peacefully at home, on Aug.31, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Comerio, Puerto Rico on Aug. 31, 1921, the daughter of the late Antonio and Ofelia Lopez. As the oldest of nine, she helped raise her siblings until she married Mariano, the love of her life, in 1942, and started raising her family in...
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Kathryn Higgins Jarvis

September 15, 1947 - August 31, 2016

Kathryn Higgins Jarvis, 68, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2016 at St Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford on September 15, 1947, she was the beloved daughter of the late John F. and Grace (Preston) Higgins and the loving wife of the late Raymond Joseph Jarvis. Kathryn was raised in Hartford and graduated from Northwest Catholic High School, Class of 1966. She attended St....
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George P. Moskites

January 1, 1931 - August 31, 2016

George P. Moskites, Sr., 85, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Gworek) Moskites, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Born in Bloomfield to the late George and Anna Moskites, he has been a Windsor resident almost all of his life and was a member of St. Joseph Church in Poquonock. George served his country proudly with the US Army during the Korean War and worked as...
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Faye Ella Coiro

June 30, 1945 - August 31, 2016

Faye Ella (Flynn) Coiro, 71, of East Hartland, beloved wife for 45 years of Francis Peter Coiro, III, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Bristol on June 30, 1945, daughter of the late Patrick and Bessie (Culberson) Flynn, she was raised in Bristol and had lived in East Hartland since 1977. After staying home to raise her son, Patrick, Faye took a...
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Aubrey L. Murphy

May 21, 1919 - August 30, 2016

Reverend Aubrey L. Murphy, 97 of East Granby, beloved husband of the late Adah (Spears) Murphy, passed away, Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at home surrounded by his family. Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, son of William and Lydia (Spinney) Murphy, he was raised there and served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during W.W. II. Rev. Murphy received his Bachelor of Divinity from Acadia University and his ...
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Judith Ann Swanson

February 27, 1942 - August 29, 2016

Judith Ann Swanson, of East Granby and Old Lyme, beloved wife of John Swanson, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 29, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Montague Massachusetts to the late Henry and Nellie (Bixby) Paulin, she has been an East Granby resident for over 30 years. Judith worked as a paralegal for many years before helping with administration for her husband's business. She was a...
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Charles Paul Hardersen

May 7, 1933 - August 29, 2016

Charles Paul Hardersen, on August 29, 2016 passed. He was born in Clinton, Iowa May 7, 1933 to Carsten Peter Hardersen and Amanda Tietjen Hardersen. Charles grew up in Camanche, Iowa, attending High School in Clinton and University at Iowa State in Ames, Iowa graduating in 1955 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After gaining some experience he landed his dream job at Kaman Aircraft...
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Gladys M. Spaulding

May 10, 1924 - August 28, 2016

Gladys M. Spaulding, 92, wife of the late Robert Spaulding, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. Born in Hartford, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Alice (Grant) Charbonneau. She was a resident of Bloomfield for the past 17 years and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. Gladys taught at several Catholic schools throughout Connecticut. She was an avid reader with special interest in history and...
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Nancy F. Bibeau

March 5, 1945 - August 28, 2016

Nancy F. Bibeau, 71, of East Hartland, beloved wife for 26 years of the late Stephen W. Bibeau, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by her family. Born in Meriden on March 5, 1945, daughter of the late Frank and Alice (Scherrer) Mack, she was raised in Meriden and was a graduate of Francis T. Maloney High School, Class of 1963. After high school, Nancy...
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Genevieve Matula

April 8, 1919 - August 28, 2016

Genevieve (Kapalka) Matula, 97, of Ellington, loving wife of the late Karl J. Matula, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Born in Westfield, MA, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Kuczak) Kapalka, she grew up and lived in Westfield, MA. After her marriage to Karl, they spent the next 25 years in various parts of the country as he made a career serving his country...
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Louis A. Pane III

October 27, 1958 - August 28, 2016

Louis A. Pane, III, 57, of Simsbury, beloved husband of Leslie M. (Banta) Pane for 35 years, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016. He was born in Toul, France to Louis A. Pane, Jr. and Vivian (Firnhaber) Pane, of Avon. He was raised in Avon, graduating from Avon High School in 1976 where he participated in baseball and cross country. He was also involved in Simsbury American Legion Baseball and...
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Clara A. Guastamachio

July 15, 1921 - August 27, 2016

Clara A. (Boy) Guastamachio (Chloe), 95, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Joseph S. Guastamachio, died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 27, 2016. She was born on July 15, 1921 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Rudolph and Emma Boy. Chloe was married to her husband Joseph in 1948 and together they lived in East Hartford and South Windsor. She leaves her children, Gary Guastamachio...
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Thomas Connolly

October 6, 1931 - August 27, 2016

Thomas Connolly, 84, of South Windsor, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, with his family by his side. Tom was born in Ireland to the late James and Maud (Flannery) Connolly. He attended St. Jarlath's School in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland. Tom and his devoted wife, Peggy, came to America in 1958. They lived in Hartford for several years before moving to...
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Cheung-Chui Cheng

May 15, 1947 - August 27, 2016

Cheung-Chui "Jimmy" Cheng, 69, of Vernon, CT, beloved husband of Yuk-Ying (Fong) Cheng died peacefully on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on May 15, 1947 in China, son of the late Yu-Wu and Yu-Lin (Chan) Cheng. Cheung married Yuk-Ying in 1972 and immigrated to the U.S. in 1983, settling in Vernon. Cheung owned and operated Gung Ho Restaurant in Colchester,...
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Pauline Ruth Caveney

December 27, 1931 - August 27, 2016

CAVENEY. Pauline Ruth Caveney, 84, of Windsor, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at her home. Born December 27, 1931 in Peru, ME daughter of the late Arthur and Annetta (Casey) McFee. She grew up in Peru, ME before moving to Hartford and then moved to Windsor over 50 years ago. Before retiring she was employed by Crouse Hinds, she was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Hartford and...
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Lonnie Black

August 11, 1958 - August 26, 2016

Lonnie Black, 58 of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 26, 2016. He is the beloved husband of Justina Mendes Black of Hartford and son of the late Wallace Black and Pearl (Rasberry) Black. Born in Hartford on August 11, 1958, Lonnie graduated from Weaver High School and later attended Tunxis Community College where he received his associate's degree in English. He was a self...
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Clara Isabel Sutton

May 7, 1910 - August 26, 2016

Clara Isabel Sutton, 106, of Windsor, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at her home. Born in New Haven, daughter of the late Milo and Lena (Dillworth) Freeland she was a lifelong Windsor resident and currently believed to be the oldest resident in Windsor. She was employed by the Thrall Tobacco Farm and also the Antonucci family of Windsor. She was a Deaconess and the oldest member of the...
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Linda Marie Reichler

April 29, 1952 - August 26, 2016

Linda Marie (Bolduc) Reichler, 64, of Avon, beloved wife of Kevin W. Reichler, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 following a courageous eight month battle with leukemia. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Leo and Doris (Bourgoing) Bolduc, she was raised in Plainville, living in Maine and Florida for many years before moving to Avon 16 years ago. She received her Associates degree from...
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Joseph A. Washburn

March 5, 1932 - August 26, 2016

Joseph A. Washburn, 84, of East Granby, beloved husband for over 58 years of the late Janet Hope (Pechta) Washburn, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, August 26, 2016. Born in Hartford to the late Kenneth and Arlene (Phelps) Washburn, he served his country proudly with the US Air Force during the Korean War and was a lifelong resident of East Granby. Joseph was a volunteer fireman with...
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Jennie Tvaronaitis

March 26, 1920 - August 26, 2016

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, Jennie Tvaronaitis, 96, of Windsor, CT, who passed away on, Friday, August, 26, 2016. She was the wife of the late Joseph Tvaronaitis who died in 1969. Born, March, 26, 1920, in the home of an aunt in Bellows Falls, VT, she was the daughter of the late Jozef Wilk and Julia (Szelc) Wilk. Her early years were spent on the family...
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Cynthia Presby

September 19, 1958 - August 26, 2016

Cynthia Presby, 57, of Longmeadow, MA, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in Stafford to the late Bernard and Rita (Charest) Smith, she grew up in Enfield and lived in Windsor Locks and Enfield before settling in Longmeadow, MA over 10 years ago. Cynthia worked as a quality control manager at Twin Manufacturing and enjoyed crafts like knitting,...
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Barbara Smith Davis

September 2, 1929 - August 25, 2016

Barbara Davis (née Smith) of Canton, was born in 1929, in Evanston, Illinois, the only child of Austin H. and Ruth K. Smith. She was Valedictorian of Evanston Township High School and attended Wellesley College on an academic scholarship. While studying at Wellesley she met her husband, Peter J. Davis, a student at MIT, and they were married in Evanston in 1948. Barbara and her husband...
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Onita Chambers

April 12, 1947 - August 25, 2016

CHAMBERS. Onita "Neet" Chambers, 69, of Hartford passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born April 12, 1947 in Americus, GA daughter of Willie (Florence) Gant and the late James Homer Gant, Sr., she had lived in Hartford most of her life. Onita enjoyed reading, dressing up elegantly for every occasion, listening to music, collecting African artifacts and yellow...
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Joseph Angelo Freddo

November 26, 1925 - August 25, 2016

FREDDO, Joseph Angelo, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016. Joseph was born on November 26, 1925 in Hebron, CT, and graduated from Windham Technical School. He was married to Eleanor Louise Morrison on August 10, 1946. Joseph and Eleanor lived in Bolton their entire adult lives and celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this year. He was trained as an auto mechanic, owning his own repair...
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Rocco Eugene Montano

July 15, 1945 - August 25, 2016

Rocco Eugene "Rock" Montano, 71, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Diana (DaFonte) Montano, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by his family. Rocco was born on July 15, 1945 in Hartford, CT, son of the late Eugene "Nish" and Eva (Sparveri) Montano. Rocco grew up in East Hartford and attended St. Mary's School and East Hartford High School....
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Donald A. Protasevich

September 21, 1948 - August 24, 2016

Donald A. Protasevich, 67, of South Windsor, passed away August 24, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Donald was born in Hartford on September 21, 1948, son of the late John Joseph Protasevich and Phyllis (Bimonte) Protasevich, and graduated from South Windsor High School. A quiet and thoughtful man, he was happiest outdoors and enjoyed spending quality time with his family. Donald retired...
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Betty P. Floyd

May 26, 1932 - August 24, 2016

Betty P. Floyd, 84, of Hartford, Beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and cousin, passed away Wednesday August 24, 2016 in the comfort of her home. She was born on May 26, 1932 in Farmville, North Carolina and was the daughter of the late Frank Pullen and Rosa Williams. Betty made her permanent residence in Hartford. She attended Morris School of Business and worked for Hartford Housing Authority...
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Stephen Venger Jacobs

January 4, 1935 - August 24, 2016

Stephen Venger Jacobs, 81, of North Granby, beloved husband of Eileen (Ortner) Jacobs for 62 years, died on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Born and raised in Mount Vernon, NY, he was the son of the late Jerome and Rose (Venger) Jacobs. He attended the University of Maine at Orono and received his BA from New York University. Most of Steve's career was dedicated to developing ROJAY, a family-owned...
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Sara Nohemy Therrien

April 11, 1959 - August 24, 2016

Sara Nohemy Therrien, 57, beloved wife of Mark A. Therrien of East Hartford, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. She was a loving, generous, devoted servant of Jehovah whose memory will be forever cherished in the hearts of her family and friends. Sara was born in El Tigre, Anzoátegui, Venezuela on April 11, 1959, daughter of the late Pedro C. Louis and Lucia Serrant...
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Patricia Ann Sanderson

September 12, 1951 - August 23, 2016

Patricia Ann (Chaia) Sanderson, 64, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Robert B. Sanderson, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born on September 12, 1951 in Hartford, the daughter of Beatrice (Kosky) Chaia and the late Stanley Chaia. Patricia grew up in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School with the Class of 1969. She...
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Roger S. Oltsch

April 3, 1926 - August 23, 2016

OLTSCH. Roger S. Oltsch, 90, of West Suffield, beloved husband of Ruth A. (Colson) Oltsch passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Born April 3, 1926 in Springfield, MA son of the late Harry and Lottie (Smith) Oltsch, he grew up in Springfield before moving to West Suffield in 1956. Roger graduated from Technical High School and attended A.I.C. for one years before joining the U.S. Navy, he served...
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Julia Lopez

March 15, 1952 - August 23, 2016

Julia Lopez, 64, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of Rafael Lopez, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Puerto Rico to Mariana Guardarrama and the late Francisco Resto, she has been a resident of Bloomfield for over 15 years. Julia was an active member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Hartford where she served on the choir and the...
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Donna Marie Spedding

September 6, 1964 - August 22, 2016

Surrounded by the love of her family, Donna Marie Spedding, age 51, of Vernon CT, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Born in Springfield, MA on September 6, 1964, Donna was the loving daughter of the late Thomas G. Spedding, Sr. and Eileen (Lawler) Spedding Rollins of Safety Harbor FL. A longtime resident of Vernon, CT, Donna grew up in...
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Pierre P. Lessard

October 25, 1939 - August 22, 2016

Pierre P. Lessard, 76, of South Windsor, passed away on August 22, 2016. He was born in Fall River, MA on October 25, 1939 and was the son of the late Joseph M. and Regina (Desjardins) Lessard. Pierre graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation, he was employed by General Electric Corporation in Waynesboro, Virginia as an electrical...
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William J. Tyszka

October 30, 1934 - August 22, 2016

William J. Tyszka, 81, of Granby and formerly of Simsbury, beloved husband of Marilyn Tyszka for 61 years, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016. Born in Hartford, son of the late Thomas and Mary (Vujs) Tyszka, he lived in Simsbury for 53 years, moving to Granby last year. He taught Biology and Chemistry for nearly 40 years at the Ethel Walker School, Bloomfield, Canton and Avon High Schools and...
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Norris Alvin Taylor, Sr.

April 28, 1931 - August 21, 2016

Norris Alvin Taylor, Sr., 85, of Hartford, beloved husband for 59 years of the late Linda Veronica (Hayles) Taylor, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 21, 2016, surrounded by his family in Bloomfield. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies on April 28, 1931, son of the late Isaac and Iona (Evans) Taylor, he was raised in Jamaica and immigrated to the United States in 1968 and settled in...
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Rush-A Javaughn Thompson

October 13, 1988 - August 21, 2016

Rush-A "Rush" Javaughn Thompson stole the spotlight when he came into this world as a beautiful bouncing baby boy on October 13, 1988 and broke our hearts when he tragically and prematurely exited the stage on August 21, 2016. The beloved son of Dianna Louise Barrett and Robert Thompson, Rush was born in Port Maria, St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies and at the early age of 9 came to the United...
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Rodney Reynolds Isaacs

July 24, 1944 - August 21, 2016

Rodney Reynolds Isaacs, 72, of Bloomfield, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at his home. Born in Lima, Adelphi, St. James, Jamaica, West Indies on July 24, 1944, son of the late William and Lucetta (Shaw) Isaacs, he was raised in Jamaica and immigrated to the United States as a young man and settled in Hartford. Rodney later moved to Bloomfield where he had lived for over 30 years. He...
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