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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

Robert Jesse Paiva, Sr.

February 8, 1944 - June 20, 2017

PAIVA Sr., Robert Jesse 73, of Windsor, went to be with his Lord & Savior on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. He died peacefully at home with his loving family by his side. He was the loving husband of 52 years and best friend to Jean M. Paiva. He was born on Narragansett Bay in Bristol, RI. He was the son of the late Blanche M. Paiva and the late Jesse M. Paiva of Bristol, RI. He made his home in Windsor...
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Wayne C. Trueb

August 5, 1936 - June 20, 2017

Wayne C. Trueb, 80, of Tolland, beloved husband of 58 years to Margaret "Peggy" (Meek) Trueb, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital with his family at his side. Born in Rockville, the son of the late Jacob and Lena (Moser) Trueb, he grew up and lived in Ellington, and Rockville before moving to Tolland 58 years ago. He was a graduate of Rockville High School,...
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William Powell Hassett

February 1, 1937 - June 17, 2017

William Powell Hassett, 80, of Burlington, died June 17, 2017. Bill was born February 1, 1937 in Hartford, the son of the late William J. and Evelyn I. Hassett, and grandson of William F. and Honore Quinn Hassett and Bernard H. and Grace Kemp Powell. He was the loving husband of Lynde Marshall Hassett. Bill graduated from St. Joseph School, Bristol High School, Cheshire Academy and attended...
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Russell George St. John

September 14, 1928 - June 17, 2017

Russell George St. John, beloved husband of Anne (Camp) St. John, passed away on June 17, 2017. He had lived in Granby since 1960. He was born in Hartford to the late Russell G. St. John and Isabel (Magee) St. John on September 14, 1928. After graduating from Weaver High School in 1947, he joined the Connecticut National Guard and was called to serve in Germany as part of NATO. He reached the...
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Barbara Jean Bowman

January 11, 1943 - June 16, 2017

Barbara Jean (Moeller) "B.J." Bowman, 74, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Clinton Bowman died peacefully on Friday June 16, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Oceanside, NY. Daughter of the late Ernst F. and Margaret (Thomson) Moeller, she was born on January 11, 1943 and grew up in Valley Stream, Long Island. She attended Valley Stream South High School, graduating in 1960. She was very...
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Nancy L. Harris-Baver

December 6, 1956 - June 16, 2017

Nancy L. Harris-Baver, 60, of Windsor, CT was called home by God on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10:20pm at Hartford Hospital. She is survived by her mother, Eleanor (Reimer) Harris, sister, Gail LaPierre, brother, Brian Harris and his wife, Emily, daughter, Julie White and her husband, Jeremey, sons, Brian and Harvey Baver, grandchildren, Emma and Lucas White, nephews, Grant, Carter, Drew and...
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Carmel Breton Bolles

February 13, 1934 - June 15, 2017

Carmel Breton Bolles, 83 of Ellington, beloved wife of Edward J. Bolles, Jr. passed away Thursday June 15, 2017. She was born February 13, 1934 in Hartford, the daughter of the late Ernest and Mary Louise (LaPeirre) Breton. As a young woman Carmel worked at G. Fox and Co. in Hartford. She later worked in the Payroll Departments at Pratt and Whitney and Finest when living in South Windsor. She...
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Anna Slipski

June 23, 1917 - June 14, 2017

Anna Slipski, 99, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Walter Slipski, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Fresh River Healthcare in East Windsor. Born in Wallis, TX to the late Jilji and Emilie (Macha) Riha, she has been a Windsor resident most of her life and was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Poquonock. Anna's family would like to extend a special thank you to the...
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Wanda R. Yacone

July 8, 1932 - June 13, 2017

Wanda (Hardrick) Yacone, 84, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late William P. "Yogi" Yacone, passed away on Tuesday. June 13, 2017. Wanda is survived by her daughter Marie Holmes of Broad Brook, a son William Peter Yacone and his wife Magdeline of Bloomfield; four grandchildren, Michelle Holmes, Karief Holmes, Alyssa Yacone, Isiah Yacone; and two great-grandchildren, Alexis Norman and Donell...
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Helena Glowacka Slusarczyk

October 19, 1923 - June 13, 2017

Helena Glowacka Slusarczyk, 93, of Longs, SC and formerly of Hartford, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Slusarczyk was born on October 19, 1923 in Kiciny, Poland, daughter of the late Jozef and Bronislawa (Ziowkowska) Glowacki. Helena immigrated to the United States in 1971 and was joined by her husband Walter three years later in 1974. While living in Hartford, Helena...
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Donald R. Steinle

June 27, 1939 - June 13, 2017

The Reverend Donald R. Steinle, 77, of Hartford, beloved husband of Sharon C. Steinle, passed away on June 13, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Russell, Kansas on June 27, 1939, son of the late John David Steinle and Lula Preston Steinle. Growing up in Kansas, Don was a studious young man and talented athlete who excelled at tennis playing for the Russell High School...
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Gladys G. Itzkowitz

October 5, 1922 - June 13, 2017

Gladys G. (Jena) Itzkowitz, 94, of South Windsor, CT, beloved wife of the late Seymour Itzkowitz, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital, with her loving and devoted daughter, and surrounded by a close circle of friends. Gladys was born on October 5, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late Julius and Sadie (Malefsky) Jena. She grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from...
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Brandon James Barry

February 10, 1993 - June 12, 2017

Brandon James Barry, 24, of Granby, passed away unexpectedly while on vacation in West Palm Beach, FL on Monday, June 12, 2017. Born in Holyoke, MA on February 10, 1993, son of Annemarie (Shattuck) Barry of Granby and James Richard Barry of Southwick, MA, Brandon lived in Southwick, MA until the age of 13. He attended East Granby High School and had lived in Granby in recent years. Brandon had...
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Doris G. Carey

June 8, 1936 - June 12, 2017

CAREY. Doris G. Carey, 81, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully on Monday, June 12, 2017. Doris was a longtime resident of Windsor, Connecticut, where she had a long and rich life full of family and friends; she will be dearly missed by many. Doris was born on June 8, 1936 in Manchester, CT to Theresa and Albert Gagliardone. She was married to John J. Carey Jr....
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William T. Maher

May 8, 1929 - June 12, 2017

The family is saddened to announce the passing of William (Bill) T. Maher at age 88. Bill died peacefully on June 12 at the home he built in Granville, MA. He is survived by Kathy, his beloved wife of 62 years, daughters Michelle van Schouwen (Don Robear) of Longmeadow, MA, Mary (Molly) Zeppa and Eric of Southwick, MA, Jennifer Leonard of Boston, MA six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren,...
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Raymond J. Griffen

November 8, 1951 - June 12, 2017

Raymond J. Griffen, Sr., 65, of Vernon, passed away on June 12 at home surrounded by his loving family. Raymond was born in Hartford to the late Raymond L. and Josephine (Sperini) Griffen on November 8, 1951. He worked with CT Transit as a bus driver. Raymond had a huge passion for fishing, NASCAR and camping. He worked sound and lighting and was a drum tech for the band, Hot Head Slater. ...
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Virginia S. Maher

February 22, 1927 - June 12, 2017

MAHER. Virginia S. Maher, age 90, passed away peacefully on June 12th, 2017. She was the daughter of Percy and Dorothy Fales Snelgrove. Virginia was born on February 22, 1927 in Hartford and lived in Windsor all her life. Virginia was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip B. Maher, Jr. after 55 years of marriage. After graduating...
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Beverly A. Hall

April 23, 1941 - June 10, 2017

Beverly A. Hall, 76, of Gwynn Oak, Md, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Md. She was born in Hartford to Fannie Irene Pittman and the late Leroy Shephard (Melvia). Raised in Hartford, she graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in 1959 and became a resident of Gwynn Oak in 1968. Enlisting in the US Army, Beverly faithfully and honorably...
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Christopher Stephen Litchfield

June 19, 1979 - June 10, 2017

Christopher Stephen Litchfield, 37, of Granby, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Born in Hartford on June 19, 1979, son of David and Sheri (Schmid) Litchfield of North Granby, he was raised in Granby and was a graduate of Granby Memorial High School, Class of 1998. Chris was a co-owner of a locally owned family business, The...
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Carol J. Barberi

March 31, 1927 - June 9, 2017

Carol J. Barberi, 90, of Windsor, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, June 9, 2017. Born in Eugene, OR on March 31, 1927, daughter of the late Leland and Mary (Waller) Castor, she was raised in Eugene, OR and was a graduate of Astoria High School, Class of 1944. After high school, Carol studied nursing before moving with her husband, Robert Stack, to Connecticut. Carol...
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Dr. Carl E. Abrahamsen, Jr.

April 29, 1933 - June 8, 2017

Rev. Dr. Carl E. Abrahamsen, Jr, 84, of West Hartford, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, pastor, and mentor graduated into the presence of Jesus on June 8, 2017. He ascended from us in a peaceful state surrounded by loved ones as we sang hymns of praise to the Lord, prayed and wept. Carl was a loving and peaceful man. His love for his wife Grace and his family knew no bounds. His last...
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Robert E. Therrien

September 5, 1921 - June 8, 2017

Robert E. Therrien, 95, of South Windsor beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Cable) Therrien, died peacefully on June 8, 2017 while at home. Raised in Springfield MA., the son of the late Arthur Roussy and Ethel (Leavitt) Therrien he lived in Hawaii for many years before settling in South Windsor in 2001. Robert was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a fighter pilot, he...
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Warneda Anderson

January 5, 1943 - June 7, 2017

Warneda Anderson, 74, of East Hartford, beloved wife of John Anderson Sr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born in McComb, MS to Juanita (Williams) Jamison and the late Jesse Caston, she has been a resident of East Hartford for over 25 years. She retired from Pratt & Whitney after more than 18 years. Warneda was an avid fisherman who loved her family and...
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Monica M. White

October 25, 1964 - June 7, 2017

Monica M. White, 52, of South Windsor, beloved wife of James White, died at home with her family by her side on June 7, 2017. Monica was born in Manchester to Glenn Merrer and the late Rosemarie (Giel) Merrer on October 25, 1964. She grew up in East Hartford graduated from EHHS with the class of 1982. In December of 1991 married James White and shortly after moved to South Windsor where they...
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Helen Krutul

April 6, 1925 - June 7, 2017

Helen (Dzen) Krutul, 92, lifelong resident of South Windsor and beloved wife of the late Anthony Krutul, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, after a brief illness. Helen was born on April 6, 1925 in South Windsor, CT, daughter of the late William and Anastasia (Demetri) Dzen. Helen was married to the love of her life, Anthony Krutul on October 26, 1970...
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Eileen Harris

December 8, 1929 - June 6, 2017

Eileen (Welte) Harris, 87, of Avon, beloved wife of the late Richard D. Harris, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Herbert and Aletha (Boulden) Welte, she was raised there and received her teaching degree from what was then the Teachers College of Connecticut, now CCSU. She had lived in Avon for over 53 years. Eileen loved to entertain, and also enjoyed...
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Don Rowley Rogers

June 15, 1943 - June 5, 2017

ROGERS. Don Rowley Rogers, 73, of Suffield, beloved husband of Rosemary A. (Washburn) Rogers passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA. Born June 15, 1943 in Cooperstown, NY, the son of the late Raymond and Harriet (Rowley) Rogers. He grew up in Cooperstown, he graduated from Cornell University in 1965 majoring in both Agronomy and Economics. He began his...
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Charles R. Kingsbury

February 7, 1939 - June 4, 2017

Charles R. Kingsbury (Red), 78, of East Granby, beloved husband of Grace Ann (Hunter) Kingsbury, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Born in Hartford on February 7, 1939 to the late Lewis and Elizabeth (Southergill) Kingsbury, he had been an East Granby resident for over 57 years. Charles graduated from Windsor High School in 1957 and retired in 2005 from HRH of Connecticut after...
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Patricia V. Joy

May 22, 1940 - June 4, 2017

Written by Family Patricia 'Pat" Joy, 77, of East Hartland, CT passed away peacefully on June 4, 2017 Mom was born on May 22, 1940 to Katherine "Kay" and Emile Voiland. Mom was the youngest of 4 children and is predeceased by her parents and 3 brothers Eugene, Lewis "Sonny" and Norman. Mom married Dad (Brig Gen USAFR Ret Donald E Joy, Jr.) on August 14, 1959. They moved to East Hartland, CT in...
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James Ralph Jenkins Orr

September 6, 1941 - June 3, 2017

ORR. James Ralph Jenkins Orr, 75, of Hartford passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017. Born September 6, 1941 in SC son of the late Frederick and Louis (Orr) Jenkins, he grew up in Philadelphia, PA before moving to Hartford 50 years ago. He graduated from Overbrook High School in Philadelphia. He had been employed by Royal Typewriter and St. Francis Hospital before retiring from Colt Firearm's. ...
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Edmund Green

May 9, 1952 - June 3, 2017

GREEN. Edmund Green, 65, of Manchester, beloved husband of Harriet (Hardy) Green passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born May 9, 1952 in Columbia, TN son of the late Albert and Willimae Green, he lived in Hartford before moving to Manchester 27 years ago. Edmund was employed by the State of CT before retiring. He was the current Pastor of the Hartford Faith...
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Sarah E. Noell

July 2, 1963 - June 3, 2017

Sarah E. (Nutt) Noell, 53, formerly of Granby, beloved wife of David Noell, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 03, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in Hartford to Shelby (Hubbard) Nutt and the late Charles Nutt, she had been a Granby resident for over 12 years before moving to Simsbury this year. Sarah earned her Bachelors degree in piano and music education from the Hartt School of...
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Ann Tilson

June 9, 1929 - June 3, 2017

Ann (Jenney) Tilson, 87, of Avon, beloved wife of the late Barnard "Buck" Tilson, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017. Born in Lexington, MA, daughter of the late Thacher and Phyllis ( MacDougal) Jenney, she had lived in Avon since 1954. Ann served as Republican Registrar of Voters for the Town of Avon from 1965-2000 and was a Justice of the Peace. She was a member of the Avon Women's Club,...
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Michael Aude

August 30, 1934 - June 2, 2017

Michael Aude, 82, of Vernon, widower, loving husband of 54 years to his late wife Mary Aude, passed away peacefully on Friday June 2, 2017, with his family at his side. Born in Detroit Michigan, the second eldest of four children to the late Wadieha and Alex Aude he lived in New York, and Pennsylvania before coming to Connecticut and settling in Vernon over 50 years ago. He served in the army...
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Sally J. Kotowski

May 23, 1939 - June 2, 2017

Sally J. Kotowski, 78, of Windsor, beloved wife for 57 years of Frederick T. Kotowski, passed away peacefully Friday, June 2, 2017, surrounded by her family at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Orange, CT on May 23, 1939, daughter of the late Vernon and Margaret (Jessup) Garrity, she was raised in Granby and was a graduate of Granby Memorial High School, Class of 1958. After her wedding, Sally and...
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Kelly Jean Rudy

October 20, 1968 - June 1, 2017

Kelly Jean Rudy of East Hartford passed away peacefully, Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at St. Francis Medical Center after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Theron Vincent Kearney and Hudene (Duncan) Grant and lived in the Hartford area most of her life. Kelly attended Prince Tech Vocational School and graduated as a License Practical Nurse. During her 15 year career she worked at...
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Terrence A. Hall

April 9, 1929 - May 31, 2017

Terrence A. Hall, 88, of Hartford, beloved husband of the late Loetta Hall, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Jamaica, W.I. to the late Charles Augustas Hall and Ethel Alberta (Rose) Hall, he has been a Hartford resident for almost 50 years. Terrence was a member of the Asylum Avenue Baptist Church where he was an honorary life deacon. He worked as...
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Carol A. Katz

July 1, 1937 - May 31, 2017

Carol A. (Lawrence Geithner) Katz, 79, of Windsor, beloved wife of Gerald S. Katz died peacefully on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at home, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 1, 1937 in West Haven, CT, daughter of the late John C. and Helen (Weiss) Lawrence. She was predeceased by her son, Alan Robert Geithner, whose death from cancer broke her heart, and her beloved Aunt Annie Weiss who...
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Stanislawa Miroslaw

September 15, 1927 - May 31, 2017

Stanislawa (Polewacz) Miroslaw, 89, of South Windsor died peacefully at home on May 31, 2017. Born in Grale Poland, she was the daughter of the late Jozef and Rozalia (Grala) Polewacz and was the beloved wife of the late Stanistaw Miroslaw. She emigrated to the United States in 1990 from Gdansk, Poland, where she lived for many years. Stanislawa was kind, caring, and devoted mother, grandmother,...
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Michael Wellington

April 18, 1959 - May 31, 2017

Michael Wellington, 58, of South Windsor, passed away in the presence of his daughters and sister on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:20 AM at his home. Born on April 18, 1959 to the late Martha and Paul Wellington, he is survived by his daughters, Sarah Wellington and Erica Halvorsen; his granddaughter, and the light of his life, Madison Halvorsen; his siblings, Lisa Wellington-Nadeau and her...
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Mary Connelly

February 7, 1926 - May 30, 2017

Mary (Foley) Connelly, 91, of Glastonbury and formerly of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Timothy Connelly, passed away at her home peacefully on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Maurice and May (McCarthy) Foley, she grew up in Hartford and lived most of her life in Windsor before moving to Glastonbury to live with her daughter six years ago. She was a graduate...
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Mary R. Dunning

December 6, 1933 - May 29, 2017

Mary Wallace Russell Dunning, of Granby, CT, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, at the age of 83. The daughter of John Russell and Ruth Wallace Russell of Rochester, New York, Mary graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio in 1954 and she moved to Granby as a young wife and mother in 1959; Granby has been her home ever since. She loved nature and reveled in gardening and watching the wild...
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Patricia Ann Gant

May 29, 2017

Patricia Ann Gant, 63, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 29, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born in Savannah, Georgia, the daughter of Willie Florence (King) Gant of Hartford and the late James Homer Gant, she lived most of her life in Hartford and Bloomfield. She was employed by Kimberly Hall in Windsor for over 30 years. Patricia enjoyed reading, shopping and...
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Esther R. Bartlett

September 28, 1932 - May 29, 2017

Esther Victoria (Rosengren) Bartlett died peacefully at The Residence at Brookside in Avon on May 29, 2017. The daughter of Harry H. and Elin (Elvi) V. Rosengren, Esther was born in Newark, New Jersey on September 28, 1932 and grew up in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Both parents emigrated from Sweden in the early 1920s. Esther excelled in public school, graduating third in a class of over 500 students...
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Robert F. Benard

September 14, 1926 - May 29, 2017

Robert F. Benard, 90, of Windsor, husband of the late Marjorie (Conners) Benard passed away peacefully Monday, May 29th at St. Francis Hospital. "Bob" was born September 14, 1926, one of nine siblings to the late George and Elizabeth Benard where he grew up on a farm. At 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served as a Seabee on Okinawa during the surrender of Japan. Bob returned to...
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Louise H. Birse

February 1, 1918 - May 29, 2017

Louise H. Birse, 99, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of John Birse, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 29, 2017 at her home. Born in Hartford to the late Merton and Frances Aldrich, she has been a Bloomfield resident for over 86 years. Louise was a member of the Blue Hills Fire Dept Women's Auxiliary, but her true passion was caring for her family. Besides her husband John of Bloomfield, she is...
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Mary E. Womack

April 3, 1940 - May 28, 2017

WOMACK. Mary E. Womack, 77, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Wade A. Womack passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born April 3, 1940 in Lower Peachtree, AL daughter of the late Edgar and Lucille (Weldon) Broadnax, she lived in East Hartford before moving to Windsor 37 years ago. Mary was employed for 40 years with Pratt & Whitney before retiring. She was an avid reader,...
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Robert J. Roach

May 23, 1931 - May 28, 2017

Robert J. Roach, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Born in Boston, MA, he was the son of the late William and Mary (Mahoney) Roach. He graduated from Quincy High School and later worked at Bethlehem Steel. After serving in the US Air Force Reserves at Fort Dix during the Korean War, he attained his Bachelor's Degree from Boston College in 1953. During this time he met his wife,...
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Kenneth Doyle

August 10, 1957 - May 27, 2017

Kenneth Doyle, 59, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at his home. Born in Hartford, the fourth of six children, to the late Joseph and Doris (Gittens) Doyle, he was a lifelong resident of Hartford. "Keni", as he was known was a 1976 graduate of Bulkeley High School where he played the drums and was on the wrestling team. He worked as a supervisor for the City of...
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Francis C. Kaiser

September 2, 1928 - May 27, 2017

Francis Kaiser, 88, of West Hartford and formerly of Avon, passed away peacefully at home on May 27, 2017. Frank was born in Brooklyn, NY, on September 2, 1928, to Martin and Charlotte (Kullack) Kaiser. He attended Bishop Loughlin School in New York before enlisting and serving in the U.S. Army with the military police. He earned his B.A. from Seton Hall University, and after graduation, married...
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William E. O'Brien

December 31, 1940 - May 26, 2017

William "Bill" O'Brien, 76, of South Windsor, died on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Manchester Hospital, after a courageous 4-year battle with cancer. Bill was born in Hartford, CT, on December 31, 1940, to the late Walter W. and Rita (Craven) O'Brien. Bill is remembered as a caring, generous man, with a heart of gold. He was always willing to help others, and enjoyed spoiling his family and friends....
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Agnieszka Budz

August 7, 1919 - May 26, 2017

Agnieszka Budz, 97, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 26, 2017, surrounded by her family at her home. Born in Bialka, Poland on August 7, 1919, daughter of the late Franciszek and Agnieszka (Budz) Chowaniec, she was raised in Poland and immigrated to the United States in 1960. While living in Hartford, Agnieszka worked at G. Fox & Co. in downtown Hartford for many years. ...
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Robert Gray

June 6, 1944 - May 25, 2017

Robert "Dickie" Gray, of Bloomfield, CT, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Dickie was born on June 6, 1944 in Holyoke, MA and was the son of the late John Lewis Gray of Ellaville, GA and Mary "Sarah" Lee McCorkle of Winston Salem, NC. Raised in Springfield, MA, he was a member of the Springfield Boys Club on Chestnut Street and was a Boy Scout, Troop 14. He developed a love of sports,...
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Lewis C. Affelder

February 4, 1926 - May 25, 2017

Lewis C. Affelder, a.k.a Siwel Redleffa, 91, of Avon, beloved husband and best friend to Anne (Salvadori) Affelder, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, on the feast of the Ascension. Born in Springfield, Ma, on February 4th, 1926, son of the late Jacques and Helen (Ahern) Affelder. He was raised in Windsor Locks and lived in Hartford before joining the U.S. Army. He served in the 76th Division...
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Carol S. Kraimer

July 25, 1935 - May 25, 2017

Carol S. (Stockser) Kraimer, 81, of Farmington, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Syracuse, NY, daughter of the late Irving and Evelyn (Abrams) Stockser, she lived in Bloomfield and Windsor many years moving to the Farmington Valley 15 years ago. She had been active in Congregation Beth Ahm and a member of the Sisterhood when in Windsor. She was a...
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Lisa Jean Williams

February 11, 1965 - May 24, 2017

Lisa Jean (Wilson) Williams was born in Hartford, Connecticut on February 11, 1965, daughter of Sandra Krogh and the late Wayne Wilson, and entered eternal rest on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the age of 52. Energetic, passionate, funny, loving, adventurous, affectionate, stylish, unique, determined, strong...simple words that barely scratch the surface of this amazing woman who left her party...
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Albert A. Martino, Jr.

February 12, 1937 - May 24, 2017

Albert A. Martino, Jr., 80, of Windsor, peacefully passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Son of the late Albert A. Martino and Carolyn (Ferrara) Martino, Al was born in Hartford on February 12, 1937 and enlisted into the US Army at the age of 17. Al lived in Enfield for a few years before settling in Windsor in 1964. He completed his education while...
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Mary Elizabeth Shepard

November 15, 1921 - May 24, 2017

Mary Elizabeth (Beach) Shepard, "Bunny" - A light has gone out of our lives with the passing of our dearly loved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Mary Beach Shepard, 95, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born in West Hartford to Lucille (Curtin) Beach and Charles Bradford Beach, Bunny made her home on...
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Augustine P. Morales

August 23, 1936 - May 23, 2017

Augustine P. Morales, 80, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of Camille (DeSanto) Morales, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Hartford Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Topeka, KS to the late Natividad and Victoria (Lerma) Morales, he enjoyed participating in the fiesta and other traditions of his Mexican heritage as a child. After graduating from Hayden High...
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Irene Helen Long

September 28, 1922 - May 23, 2017

Irene Helen Long passed away on May 23, 2017, at the MeadowBrook of Granby Nursing Home in Granby, CT after a series of illnesses. Born in West Brattleboro VT, in 1922, she was the third child of Ray Osborne Sprague and Amy Bird Newcomb. Irene married Wesley John Long in 1941 and settled on Cornwall Street in Hartford, CT where they raised their four children: Robert W. of Port Charlotte, FL;...
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Dr. Phillip O. Schnell

December 28, 1933 - May 23, 2017

Reverend Dr. Phillip O. Schnell, 83, of West Simsbury, retired Pastor of the NY Conference of the United Methodist Church, beloved husband of Anne (Johnson) Schnell for 62 years, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Born in Peekskill, NY, son of the late Marion E. (Osborn) Schnell, he was raised there and received his BA, MA, and DMin from Drew University in Madison, NJ. Dr. Schnell started his...
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Benny Smith

July 15, 1930 - May 22, 2017

Deacon Benny Smith, 86, of Manchester, peacefully passed away on May 22, 2017 while residing at Kimberly Hall in Windsor. He was born in Hartford, CT on July 15, 1930, one of ten children of the late Russell Smith and Lillie (Allen) Smith. Mr. Smith was a man of unshakable faith and devotion to God. Under the leadership of Archbishop LeRoy Bailey, Jr., Benny became a Deacon and served his faith...
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Brij Mohan Lal Chhabra

November 1, 1928 - May 22, 2017

Brij Mohan Lal Chhabra, 88, of Granby, beloved husband of 59 years of the late Audrey Claire (Krauss) Chhabra, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 22, 2017. Born in Jammu Tawi, on October 1, 1928, son of the late Mela Ram and Lajwanti (Sachdeva) Chhabra, he was raised amidst the natural beauty of Jammu and Kashmir. Brij and his family lived through the tragedies that occured during...
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Helen B. Bassano

May 23, 1929 - May 22, 2017

BASSANO. Helen B. Bassano of West Hartford, beloved wife of John V. Bassano, D.D.S., loving mother and grandmother, passed into eternal peace on Monday, May 22, 2017. Born in Hartford on May 23, 1930, daughter of the late Jacob and Stella (Rempala) Bozek, she attended St. Cyril and Methodius School and Buckley High School. Helen graduated with a degree in Accounting from Bryant College in RI and...
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Willie Henry McCrorey

November 24, 1948 - May 22, 2017

Willie Henry McCrorey, 68 of Hartford, Connecticut, passed away May 22, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Willie was born in Winnsboro, SC., on November 24, 1948 to the late Andrew McCrorey Sr. and Clara Young-McCrorey. Willie moved to Hartford, CT at the age of 13 years old with his parents and siblings. Willie was educated at Hartford High School, University of Hartford and University of...
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Robert Pezzulo

January 18, 1956 - May 22, 2017

It is with sadness in our hearts that we let you know of the passing of Robert "Pez" Pezzulo, 61, from Windsor on May 22, 2017. Born in Hartford on January 18, 1956, he was the son of Lucille (Franco) Pezzulo, 92, of Windsor, and the late James Pezzulo. Robert is also survived by his children, Robert A. Pezzulo and his wife, Rachna Patel of West Hartford and Emily Pezzulo Guild and her husband,...
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Pamela Lee Taylor

July 30, 1954 - May 21, 2017

Pamela Lee (Ullstrom) Taylor, 63, of Vernon, beloved wife of George J. Taylor, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Rockville General Hospital. She was born on July 30, 1954 in Westborough, MA, daughter of the late Norman and Elizabeth (Bolton) Sylvester. Pamela grew up in Worcester, MA and graduated from Burncoat High School. She was happily married to George J. Taylor for 33...
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Donna M. O'Brien

July 1, 1954 - May 21, 2017

O'BRIEN. Donna M. (Dulin) O'Brien, 62, of Suffield, beloved wife of Thomas J. O'Brien, Sr. passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born July 1, 1954 in Holyoke, MA, daughter of the late Donald and Marie (Yahn) Dulin. Donna grew up in Southampton, MA before moving to Suffield 45 years ago. Donna was currently employed by Magnatech in East Granby. She was a past...
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Ina Fitzpatrick

April 24, 1926 - May 21, 2017

Ina (Knowles) Fitzpatrick, 91, of Manchester, CT, and formerly Niantic, loving wife of the late John J. Fitzpatrick, died peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Manchester Manor. She was born on April 24, 1926, in Stacyville, Maine, daughter of the late Lance E. and Irene (Emery) Knowles. She grew up in Maine and New Hampshire. She was married to the love of her life, John J. Fitzpatrick on...
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Devon C. Smith

April 20, 2000 - May 20, 2017

Devon C. Smith, 17, of Manchester, beloved son of Phyllis Headly and Cortlan Smith, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 20, 2017, due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash. He was born on April 20, 2000, in Hartford, CT. Devon was a Junior at Manchester High School, where he played on the basketball team. He attended Full Gospel Interdenominational Church in Manchester. Devon was a...
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Leslie Ann Fillmore

June 24, 1959 - May 20, 2017

Leslie Ann Fillmore, 57, of Bloomfield, CT passed away on May 20, 2017. Leslie was born June 24, 1959 in Hartford, CT to Albert O. Fillmore and the late Dorothy Podann Fillmore. She is survived by her father, Albert Fillmore, her sister and her husband, Donna and Dennis Hubbs all of Bloomfield, CT, Jennifer Fillmore Berry of Farmington, NH and her brother and his wife, Jeffrey P. Fillmore and...
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Norma May Nerbonne

August 27, 1931 - May 20, 2017

Norma M. (Shaw) Nerbonne, 85, of Vernon, CT, beloved wife of the late Wilfred A. Nerbonne, died peacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Woodlake at Tolland, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Providence, RI, daughter of the late Thomas and Ada (Powell) Shaw. Norma grew up in Rhode Island and Boston, MA. She married the love of her life, Will, on December 29, 1950 and together...
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Michael C. Richards

September 7, 1942 - May 19, 2017

Michael Chetwin Richards, 74, a Windsor resident for over 41 years, was born on September 7, 1942, in Georgetown, Guyana. Shortly after being diagnosed with cancer, he departed this life on May 19, 2017, with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his precious wife of 38 years, Dorothy Richards; his parents, Norman and Ivy Richards; brothers, Whitfirst Webster (Doreen) and Charles Richards...
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Frederick J. Hanzalek

August 1, 1924 - May 19, 2017

Frederick J. Hanzalek, went peacefully to meet his maker, Friday, May 19, 2017, after enjoying a wonderful life for more than 92 years. Born in New York City on August 1, 1924, the son of the late William V. and Julia (Seible) Hanzalek; he attended Stuyvesant High School in NYC; where he received a Pulitzer Prize which helped him attend Columbia University. He served in the U S Navy from 1944 to...
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Richard Weaver Loomis

November 9, 1929 - May 18, 2017

Richard "Dick" Weaver Loomis, 87, of Windsor, beloved husband for 55 years of the late Mary Agnes (Haney) Loomis, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Windsor. Born in Hartford on November 9, 1929, son of the late Marshall and Lillian (Loydon) Loomis, he spent most of his life in Windsor and was a graduate of John Fitch High School. A Korean War veteran, Dick served in the US...
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George H. Slack

July 9, 1926 - May 18, 2017

George H. Slack, 90, of West Hartford, previously of Avon, beloved husband of the late Virginia Ann (Lane) Slack, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born in Weymouth, MA, son of the late George H. Slack, Sr., and Geraldine (Judge) Slack, he was raised in Weymouth and received both his BA from Suffolk University and his JD from Suffolk University Law School. He served as a sergeant in...
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Addison Bliss Marsh

November 14, 1950 - May 17, 2017

MARSH. Addison Bliss Marsh, 66, of Suffield, beloved husband of Susan Marie (Brown) Marsh, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Born November 14, 1950 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late H. Newman Marsh, Jr. and Marion (Carhart) Marsh. He grew up in New Hartford and New Canaan, CT before moving to Suffield 32 years ago. Addy loved the sea. He...
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Ernest B. Heydenreich

July 8, 1941 - May 17, 2017

Ernest Heydenreich, 75, of Ellington, husband of Sandra (Yost) Heydenreich, passed away 5-17-2017. He was born July, 8, 1941 in Hartford, son of the late Walter and Bertha Heydenreich. He is survived by his daughter Victoria Franklin of Middlebury; his son David Heydenreich, D.M.D. of Walpole, New Hampshire; his daughter-in-law Rhonda Heydenreich and grandchildren Max and Grace Heydenreich; a...
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Joyce Eileen Franceschina

December 20, 1929 - May 16, 2017

Joyce Eileen Franceschina, 87, of Avon, devoted wife of the late James Peter Franceschina, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Joyce was born in Cadillac, Michigan, the daughter of Alberta Gregory Pappin and Herbert Jay Pappin. She was known for her bright turquoise eyes, great smile and ready laughter. Her family and her home were her greatest passions, and she was happiest when she...
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James C. Chafin, Jr.

July 11, 1931 - May 16, 2017

James C. Chafin Jr. entered into eternal peace on Mother's Day, May 14, 2017 at the age of 85 surrounded by his devoted family, along with his Pastor, Reverend Colbert Sesanker and wife Ena. James was a member of Faith Assembly of God where he served as deacon, praise and worship leader and assisted in many other duties within the church. James was born in Hartford, CT and graduated from high...
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Helen G. Pierce

March 27, 1927 - May 16, 2017

Helen G. (Malone) Pierce, 90, of Bloomfield, CT and formerly of West Hartford, CT died on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Helen was born on March 27, 1927 in Chelsea, MA where she attended St Rose Catholic School. She worked as a registered nurse at several hospitals and as a school nurse in West Hartford, CT and Garden City, NY. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Leon R. Pierce, Jr. (PhD)...
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Hicksbert Lloyd Grant

November 25, 1938 - May 15, 2017

Hicksbert Lloyd Grant, 78, of Bloomfield, beloved husband for 50 years of Monica (Gregory) Grant, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, surrounded by his family at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Peckham, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies on November 25, 1938, son of the late Allan and Doris (Roach) Grant, he was raised in Clarendon and was a graduate of Grantham Primary School. Hicksbert was the...
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Evelyn May Anderson

May 26, 1920 - May 15, 2017

Evelyn May (Rechenberg) Anderson, 96, of Windsor Locks and formerly of Windsor, wife of the late Arthur Anderson, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2017 with her family at her side. Born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Otto and Mathilde (Gerber) Rechenberg, she grew up and lived in New Britain and Windsor before moving to Windsor Locks in 1990. She was a longtime devoted member...
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Richard L. Bunnell

July 24, 1947 - May 15, 2017

Richard "Ned" L. Bunnell, 69, of Avon, beloved husband of Geraldine (Andrews) Bunnell, passed away at John Dempsey Hospital after a brief illness on Monday, May 15, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hartford, son of the late John R. and Anna (Seelye) Bunnell, he was raised in Bristol and moved to Clearwater, FL. He earned his BA in Finance from the University of FL and he went on to...
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Marilyn St. Jean

April 2, 1929 - May 15, 2017

Marilyn (White) St. Jean, 88, of Vernon, CT, beloved wife of the late Edward St. Jean, her husband of 50 years, died Monday, May 15, 2017 at her home, with her family by her side. Marilyn, daughter of the late William and Catherine White, was born in Manchester, NH on April 2, 1929. She lived there until 1971, when she moved to Vernon, CT. After the death of her husband, she resided in Quail...
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Gail Joan King

August 28, 1942 - May 15, 2017

Gail Joan (Greenwood) King, 74, of South Windsor, beloved wife of David C. King for 54 years died on Monday May 15, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Gail was born in Norwalk, CT, on August 28, 1942, and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Helen (Mayes) Greenwood. She was raised in Norwalk, graduated from Norwalk High School in 1960 and then attended UCONN where she met her husband Dave....
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Alice Newbery

May 19, 1934 - May 14, 2017

Alice (Bouchard) Newbery, 82, of Simsbury, beloved wife for 59 years of Robert D. Newbery, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017, surrounded by her family in Simsbury. Born in Connor, ME on May 19, 1934, daughter of the late Ernest and Josephine (Paradise) Bouchard, she moved to Hartford with her family as a young girl. Alice attended Hartford schools and was a graduate of Hartford Public High...
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Wayne P. Woodtke

February 25, 1954 - May 14, 2017

Wayne Woodtke, 63, passed away peacefully the morning of Sunday May 14th in loving hands, surrounded by those cherished by him. He was born February 25, 1954 to parents Frank and Helen Woodtke, a brave kid known for a big appetite for adventure and mischief and an even bigger heart. Wayne was married to his caring wife Margaret Woodtke for 31 years, who survives him. They created a life...
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Alfred F. Cialfi

November 6, 1920 - May 13, 2017

Alfred Frank Cialfi, 96, formerly of Avon, beloved husband of the late Angela Cialfi, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on May 13, 2017. Born in Waterbury, Alfred was the son of Giacinto and Leondina (Bianchini) Cialfi. Alfred valiantly served his country in WWII in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received several citations for valor as a 4th Marine Division Sergeant in the Pacific...
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Virginia Ruth Parker Godwin

September 30, 1921 - May 12, 2017

Virginia "Jinny" Ruth Parker Godwin, age 95, died on Friday, May 12, 2017, at her home in Madison. Jinny was the beloved wife of the late Paul A. "Bert" Godwin for 71 years. She is survived by three sons, Paul S. (Janice) Godwin II of Cincinnati, Ohio, A. Parker Godwin of Gillette, NJ, and Richard E. (Julianne) Godwin of Centerbrook, and two daughters, Virginia Lee (Robert) Bluis of Southington,...
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James Thomas Avery

January 17, 1948 - May 12, 2017

James "JT" Thomas Avery, 69, of Windsor, beloved husband for 45 years of Alison (Griffith) Avery, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Stamford on January 17, 1948, son of the late James and Daisy (Travaglia) Avery, he was raised in Stamford and Newington and was a graduate of Newington High School, Class of 1966. During high school, he was a member of the Newington...
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Elizabeth Levay

March 23, 1924 - May 12, 2017

Elizabeth "Bee Bee" (Dubiel) Levay, 93, of Windsor and formerly of Weatogue, beloved wife of the late Joseph Levay, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Kimberly Hall. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Michael and Agnes (Bladek) Dubiel, she grew up and lived in Hartford and Weatogue before moving to Windsor eleven years ago. Elizabeth was proud of her Polish heritage and...
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Gloria Lanz Schambach Simmons-Lawson

December 27, 1930 - May 10, 2017

Gloria Lanz Schambach Simmons Lawson, beloved Mother, Grandmother and Sister went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 10, 2017. She passed peacefully surrounded by family. She was born on December 27, 1930 in Vernon, CT. She was predeceased by her husbands, George Schambach, George Simmons and Harold "Tom" Lawson, brother Charles "Chazz" Lanz, granddaughter Melissa Humphries and parents...
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William H. Steele

July 21, 1937 - May 10, 2017

William "Bill" Henry Steele, 79, of Canton, beloved husband of Maryann Steele, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2017 in Simsbury. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Bill was the son of the late William and Bernadette (Jackson) Steele. Bill lived most of his life in southern California where he earned many of his accolades, and experienced an exciting and adventurous life. He was extremely...
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Betty Jane Bergstrom

July 1, 1925 - May 10, 2017

Betty Jane (Pease) Bergstrom, 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in New Britain. Betty grew up on her parents' farm in Ellington with her brother, Roger (Charlotte), her father, Edgar Carlton Pease, and her mother, Rachel (Sloan) Pease. Betty leaves her beloved children, Dennis Alan Bergstrom of New Britain, and Karen Rae Bergstrom of Boynton Beach, FL, as well as Bernie...
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Vera D. Wing

January 6, 1922 - May 9, 2017

Vera D. (Palmer) Wing, 95, of East Hartford, beloved wife of Harold H. Wing, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Glastonbury Health Care. She was born on January 6, 1922, in Fort Fairfield Maine, daughter of the late George and Beatrice (Browning) Palmer. Vera was proud to be from the Grand State of Maine, and loved to vacation at Kennebunk Beach with her family and friends. ...
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Miranda Bassett

April 23, 1978 - May 7, 2017

Miranda Bassett, 39, of Manchester, passed away at home unexpectedly on May 7, 2017. Miranda was born on April 23, 1978. Miranda was a free spirit, loved by many, remembered by all. She was a great lover of the outdoors, she enjoyed going fishing and taking trips to the beach. She was also a fan of live music and enjoyed attending many concerts. She is survived by, her daughters Samantha Lane...
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Pastor/Rev. Stanley Daniel Williams

May 24, 1932 - May 7, 2017

Pastor/Rev. Stanley Daniel Williams, of Hartford, passed away on May 7, 2017 at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. His extended biography will be published soon. To share in his life's ministry through the eyes of his dear family and friends, please visit: All viewing and funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at The Lodge Community...
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Patricia Barbara Wells

December 20, 1932 - May 7, 2017

Patricia Barbara (Connor) Wells earned her angel wings on Sunday, May 7, 2017 and flew high to join her beloved Harold A. Wells who predeceased her on December 22, 2016. Pat was born on December 20, 1932, in Long Pond, ME to Patrick and Yvonne Ferland Connor. Sadly, her father passed away just prior to her birth. Her mom married Austin Kennedy shortly after and to her, he was dad. She spent...
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Henry J. Labedzki

October 30, 1962 - May 5, 2017

Henry J. Labedzki, 54, of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 5, 2017, at his home. Born in Hartford on October 30, 1962, son of Joseph F. and Sophie (Kolodziej) Labedzki, he was a lifelong resident of Hartford and a graduate of SS. Cyril & Methodius School and Bulkeley High School, Class of 1982. After high school, Henry continued his education at Porter & Chester Institute where...
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