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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

Allen D. Chipman

July 22, 1939 - April 23, 2017

Allen D. Chipman, 77, of Vernon, CT passed away peacefully with his family by his side while at St. Francis Hospital, on Sunday April 23, 2017. He was born in Winsted, CT on July 22, 1939 to the late John and Ruana (Carter) Chipman. Allen spent his youth growing up in Winsted, moving to Vernon/Rockville during High School. He married the love of his life, Linda Pranchiak, and spent 47 wonderful...
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Doris Turcotte

December 11, 1927 - April 22, 2017

Doris (Gates) Turcotte, 89, of Bloomfield, formerly of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Howard E. Turcotte, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Born in Hartford to the late Laurance and Margaret (Kelley) Gates, she was raised in Hartford, graduating from Weaver High School in 1945, and lived most of her life in Windsor. Doris was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in...
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Edward Lepore

October 24, 1933 - April 21, 2017

Ed Lepore was called by God on April 21, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family. Ed was a long-time resident of Vernon, Connecticut and the island of Martha's Vineyard. He was born in his cousin's house on Cranston Avenue in Cranston, Rhode Island on October 24, 1933 to Italian immigrants Vincent J.and Conchetta Fiano Lepore. He graduated...
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Rosario Ronald Angelica

September 23, 1940 - April 21, 2017

Rosario Ronald Angelica, 76, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Kathleen (Mooney) Angelica, died peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2017, at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on September 23, 1940, in Thompsonville, CT, son of the late Peter and Anna (Frangiamore) Angelica. Rosario grew up in Enfield and was graduated from the Hartford Regional Technical School in 1959. He served our...
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Annette M. Maher Walters

March 9, 1936 - April 21, 2017

Annette M. (Moreau) Maher Walters, 81, of Bloomfield, formerly of Windsor, passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital on Friday, April 21, 2017. Annette was the wife of the late Robert A. Maher, Sr. and the late Richard J. Walters. She graduated from Hartford Public High School and the St. Francis School of Nursing and as a Registered Nurse worked at St. Francis Hospital for 30 years and...
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Margarette Wright Hardwick

February 8, 1934 - April 20, 2017

Margarette Wright Hardwick, 83, of West Hartford, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017. Born in Wrightsville, GA, daughter of the late Isaac and Bessie Wright, she was raised there and lived in Bloomfield many years moving to West Hartford 20 years ago. She was a certified nurse's aide and was employed by St. Mary Home, West Hartford and retired from Interim Health Care. She was an avid gardener....
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Pamela Lee McCahill

November 17, 1945 - April 18, 2017

Pamela Lee Lanigan McCahill, 71, passed away on April 18, 2017 in Winston Salem, NC. She was born in Hartford, CT to Chester and Doris Steen Lanigan on November 17, 1945. Pamela's greatest pleasure in life was being a mom and grandmother. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Heather Scott, and sister, Delores...
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Robert J. Plourde

November 22, 1955 - April 18, 2017

Robert J. Plourde, 61, of Ellington died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 in East Windsor, CT. Robert was born November 22nd, 1955 in Spokane, Washington. He grew up in Naugatuck, CT and spent the last 23 years as a resident of Ellington, CT. He served in the United States Air Force as a Sergeant specializing in electronic mechanics. Throughout the course of his life he worked at many...
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Carl B. Ackerman, Jr.

August 22, 1919 - April 17, 2017

ACKERMAN. Carl Birger Ackerman, Jr., 97, of Windsor, beloved husband of Ruth A. (Hinkleman) Ackerman passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born August 22, 1919 in Hartford, son of the late Carl Birger Ackerman, Sr. and Anna (Burgenholtz) Ackerman, he lived in Hartford, Columbus, OH, Newington, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Altoona, Pennsylvania, before moving to...
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John O. Giles

July 3, 1952 - April 17, 2017

John O. Giles, 64, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of Priscilla Giles, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Martinsville, VA on July 3, 1952, son of the late Nannie Hairston, and moved to Hartford at an early age. He attended Hartford Public Schools. He was a proud member of Local 559 in Hartford. John worked for Finest Distribution Company in Windsor Locks...
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Gilbert Lawrence Hale

January 8, 1929 - April 16, 2017

Gilbert "Buzz" Lawrence Hale, 88, of Granby, beloved husband for 60 years of Barbara (Tilden) Hale, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at his home. Born in Windsor on January 8, 1929, son of the late John and Lillian (Emerson) Hale, he was raised in Windsor, was a graduate of John Fitch High School, Class of 1946 and had served as President of his high school class. After high...
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Ernest N. Allen

August 17, 1932 - April 16, 2017

Ernest "Bill" Nelson Allen, 84, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Janet E. Allen for 60 years, passed away, Sunday, April 16, 2017. Born in Boston, MA, son of the late Ernest and Isabelle Allen, he moved to Connecticut at an early age and attended East Hartford schools. He met his future wife Janet Neal while growing up down the street from each other in East Hartford. Immediately following...
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Arline Kobylanski

August 19, 1929 - April 16, 2017

Arline "Arlene" Dezso Kobylanski, 87, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 16th, at home while holding her grandson Garrett's hand after being surrounded by family and friends. She was the daughter of Pauline Madsen Dezso Nephew and Alexander Dezso. She is survived by her brother Donald, her brother "Butch" and his wife Jeannette, and her sister-in-law Anita and their families, as well as her...
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Margarette Wampold

September 1, 1942 - April 15, 2017

Margarette "Peggy" (LeSueur) Wampold, 74, of Tolland, beloved wife of the late A. David Wampold, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Born in New Orleans, LA, the daughter of the late Lt.Col. John T. LeSueur, USAF and Margarette (Weed) LeSueur, she grew up in New Orleans and lived in Baton Rouge, LA before moving to Connecticut in 1970. She has lived in Tolland for 42 years. She...
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Joseph Alfred Doiron

December 14, 1927 - April 15, 2017

Joseph Alfred "Whitey" Doiron, 89, of South Windsor, CT, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on April 15, 2017 after a brief illness. Born in Hartford, CT on December 14, 1927, he was the son of the late Martin Doiron and Lucy (Boudreau) Doiron Audet. He attended Hartford schools and worked for Royal Typewriter for 25 years before they relocated to England. He was also employed...
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Samantha Lynne Mercey

September 25, 1997 - April 15, 2017

MERCEY. Samantha Lynne Mercey, 19, of Enfield passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 15, 2017 at her home. Born September 25, 1997 in Hartford daughter of Raya J Mercey of Enfield and Brian Mercey of Windsor Locks. Samantha was an honor roll student in middle school in Enfield, she graduated with the class of 2015 from Suffield High School Agriscience Center. While in high school she was a...
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Judith Ann Hollm

December 17, 1934 - April 14, 2017

Judith "Judy" Ann Hollm, 82, of Bloomfield, beloved wife for 61 years of the late Martin Hollm, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2017, surrounded by her family at Hartford Hospital. Born in Stamford on December 17, 1934, daughter of the late Samuel and Dorothy (Brown) Satin, she was raised in Stamford and was a graduate of Stamford High School, Class of 1952. After high school, Judy...
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Joel C. Cohan

June 8, 1931 - April 14, 2017

Joel C. Cohan, 85, of Bolton, beloved husband of 61 years to Joan (White) Cohan, entered into eternal peace at Hartford Hospital, on Friday, April 14, 2017. Joel was born in Worcester, MA, on June 8, 1931 to the late Joseph and Beatrice (Jandron) Cohan. He was a cum laude graduate from the College of The Holy Cross in 1953, and earned his Master's Degree at Trinity College in Hartford. He proudly...
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Arthur M. Moody III

January 5, 1937 - April 13, 2017

A. M. Moody III, (known as "Terry Moody"), of Avon, passed away peacefully at 80 years old on April 13, 2017, after defying the odds against cancer for over a decade. Born in New York City, Terry was the son of the late A. M. Moody II and Alice Elizabeth (Williams) Morton. He was a proud graduate of South Kent School, Class of 1956, and Kenyon College, Class of 1960. He then served as a...
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David Barnes Collins

January 23, 1926 - April 13, 2017

David Barnes Collins, 91, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2017, in Manchester, CT, surrounded by his family. Married in 1946, he was the husband of Dorothy Simler Collins for 70 wonderful years. He was born in on January 23, 1926, the son of Asher and Madeline Collins and lived his entire life in South Windsor, CT. After graduating from Ellsworth High School in 1944, he joined the army and...
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Olga D. Slipski

March 30, 1927 - April 12, 2017

Olga E. (Danyluk) Slipski, 90, of Windsor Locks, beloved wife of the late Edward Slipski, died on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Johnson Memorial Hospital. She was born in Windsor Locks, daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Chowluk) Danyluk and was a graduate of Windsor Locks High School. She had been employed by Bombardier for eight years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Windsor Locks...
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Melvena Drew

March 1, 1925 - April 12, 2017

Melvena Drew, 92, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at her home. Born in Nevis, W.I. to the late John and Geraldine (Williams) Drew, she has been a Hartford resident for over 30 years. Melvena was a member of the Family Worship Center Church of God of Prophecy in Hartford where she was a member of the Women's Group. She was a talented gardener who could bring any...
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Frederick J. Prior

October 21, 1940 - April 12, 2017

Frederick J. "Fred" Prior, CPA, 76, of Granby, CT, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, died on April 12, 2017 after a two-year struggle with cancer. He was the husband of Dorothy M. Prior, who devoted herself to his care during the last years of his life. Fred was born on October 21, 1940 in New Haven to the late Michael J. and Rose Ann Prior. He is survived by his 3 children,...
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Helen E. Bednarz

October 19, 1931 - April 12, 2017

Helen E. Bednarz, 85, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Windsor to the late Walter and Hattie (Hoskins) Bednarz, she has been a Windsor resident all of her life. Helen owned and operated her family farm in Windsor and farming was her life, she loved working in the greenhouse and gardening, and she took great pride in her family's...
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Diane Lynn Geyer

May 9, 1960 - April 11, 2017

Diane Lynn Geyer, 56, of Avon, CT passed away suddenly at her home on April 11, 2017. Diane was born in New Haven, the beloved daughter of George Geyer and Patricia (Hawkins) Tremblay. She was raised in Avon and enjoyed making the town her home in her older years. Diane was a generous soul who always put the needs of others before her own. She loved to smile and laugh, which made it very easy...
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Florence T. Benham

October 24, 1921 - April 10, 2017

Florence Mary Treworgy Benham passed away peacefully at home on April 10, 2017. She was born in 1921 to Augustus and Bertha (Green) Treworgy in Blue Hill, Maine. Florence graduated from George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill and went on to receive her Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Maine. She then earned her Master's Degree from Western Connecticut State University. In her...
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Rupert L. Gordon

November 9, 1931 - April 10, 2017

Rev. Rupert L. Gordon, 85, of Ocala, FL, formerly of Bloomfield, CT, beloved husband of Idetha (Thomas) Gordon for 57 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 10, 2017. Born in Jamaica to the late Eric Gordon and Eunice Hyman, he lived most of his life in Bloomfield, CT. Rupert was a member and minister at Rehoboth Church of God in Bloomfield, CT where he served on the Pastor's Council....
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Eddie W. Hill

November 20, 1935 - April 10, 2017

Eddie W. Hill, 81, of Tolland, passed on Monday, April 10, 2017. His family will receive friends on Friday, April 21, 10-11 a.m., followed by a Homegoing service at 11 a.m., at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery.
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Kyle Roger Courser

November 28, 1982 - April 10, 2017

On Monday, April 10, 2017, we lost our beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend, and hero to his kids. Kyle Roger Courser, 34, of Granby, son of Robert and Kathleen Courser, was born on November 28, 1982, in Hartford. He was raised in Granby and attended Granby Memorial High School. After high school, he and his friend, Jason Landheer, both sons of carpenters, started 2nd...
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Victor J. Dauphinais

February 23, 1925 - April 9, 2017

Victor J. Dauphinais, 92, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Barbara (Beaupre) Dauphinais, died peacefully on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, surrounded by his family. Victor was born on February 23, 1925 in Hartford, CT, son of the late Victor and Bernadette (Manseault) Dauphinais. He grew up in West Hartford and was a graduate of Hall High School in 1943. He...
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Dorothy Louise Powell

December 2, 1935 - April 8, 2017

Dorothy Louise Powell, 81, of Grant-Valkaria, FL and formerly of Hartford, beloved wife for over 50 years of the late Edward Powell, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Holmes Medical Center, in Melbourne, FL. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies on December 2, 1935, daughter of the late Renford Bogle and Doris (Davis) Hoyte, she had lived in Jamaica and was raised by her...
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Robert David Sylvain

January 26, 1926 - April 8, 2017

Robert David Sylvain, age 91, passed away April 8, 2017 at St. Mary's Home, West Hartford CT. Born in Fitchburg, MA, January 26, 1926, son of the late Wilfrid Michel and Eva (Bolduc) Sylvain. Robert was a long time resident of Granby, CT having moved there in 1956 from Hartford, CT. He was retired from the Granby Board of Education where he was the custodian at the Kelly Lane School. Prior to...
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Doris May Potillo

August 24, 1916 - April 8, 2017

Mother Doris May Potillo, our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 8, 2017 after 100 glorious years on earth. She is gently cradled in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ beside her beloved husband, the late Thomas Patrick Potillo. Born in Gray, Georgia on August 24, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Finney. ...
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William Joseph Harrison, Sr.

September 28, 1931 - April 8, 2017

William Joseph Harrison, Sr., 85, of Vernon, beloved husband to Ethel (McLain) Harrison, passed away on Saturday April 8, 2017 at Rockville General Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born on September 28, 1931 to the late George and Mary (Richards) Harrison in Longview, Washington. William was a graduate of Oregon State and Washington State Universities and served in the US Army...
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Ben P. Herring

July 10, 1936 - April 7, 2017

Ben P. Herring was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 7, 2017 while at his home. Ben fought the good fight, finished his race, and kept the faith for over 80 years. He was born in Shelby, North Carolina on July 10, 1936 and grew up the eldest boy in a family of eight children. He entered the workforce early in life as a means of helping support his family and therefore...
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Marion Raymond Hurley SNDdeN

September 9, 1930 - April 7, 2017

Sister Marion Raymond Hurley SNDdeN, formerly Anne Louise Hurley, passed away peacefully Friday morning April 7, 2017 at Notre Dame Long Term Care in Worcester, MA. Sister Marlon was born September 9, 1930 in Worcester, MA, the daughter of the late Raymond and Marion Hurley and was predeceased by her 9 siblings, 4 brothers, Raymond, Joseph, Thomas, and Gerard Hurley and 5 sisters, Mary Hurley,...
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Paul W. St. Jean

September 26, 1940 - April 7, 2017

Paul W. St. Jean, 76, of Bolton, beloved husband of Bonnie (Richard) St. Jean, died peacefully on Friday, April 7, 2017, at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by his family. Paul was born on September 26, 1940 in Manchester, NH, son of the late Roger and Jeannette (Chabot) St. Jean. Paul served our country with the New Hampshire Air National Guard, 157th Air Base Squadron from 1956-1964 and was...
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Marianne Collins Kase

March 13, 1938 - April 6, 2017

Marianne Collins Kase, 79, of Bloomfield, devoted wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully after a long illness. Marianne was a former public school music teacher and was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Bloomfield where she served as a cantor, choir member and on the parish council. Marianne is survived by her sons Raymond, Thomas, Chris and Kenney; her grandchildren Sean,...
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Mary Louise Harrison

March 29, 1928 - April 6, 2017

Mary "Mickey" Louise (DeGray) Harrison, 89, formerly of Windsor and Vernon, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 while residing at Woodlake of Tolland. Daughter of the late Earl DeGray and Ina (Oman) DeGray, Mary was born in Worcester, MA on March 29, 1928 and moved to Windsor in 1954.She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and active in the United Methodist Women for many years....
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Nancy G. Christoph

August 16, 1930 - April 5, 2017

Nancy G. Christoph, 86, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Granby. Born in Elizabeth, NJ to the late Wells and Alice (McQuinn) Grotta, she has been a Windsor resident since 1958 and was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor. Nancy was an alumni of the University of Hartford Art School and enjoyed drawing and cooking, but her true...
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Gardner L. Chapman

April 5, 2017

Gardner L. Chapman, 86, of Ellington, beloved husband of Nora (Adams) Chapman, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Carrollton, Texas. Born in Manchester, the son of the late Mahlon and Esther (Lord) Chapman, he was a lifelong resident of Ellington. Gardner proudly served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He spent his tour of duty in Honolulu, Hawaii...
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Catherine McClendon

October 15, 1965 - April 4, 2017


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Joseph H. Adams

October 10, 1927 - April 4, 2017

Joseph H. Adams, 89, of Inverness, FL, formerly of South Windsor, CT, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 10, 1927 in Canton, MA, son of the late John and Mary (Flynn) Adams. Joseph grew up in Canton and graduated from Canton High School with the Class of 1945. He went on to graduate from Northeastern University. Joseph proudly...
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Linda J. Thrall

June 23, 1943 - April 4, 2017

Linda J. Thrall, 73, of Westbrook, formerly of Windsor, passed away on April 4, 2017 while residing at Harrington Court in Colchester. She was born in Hartford on June 23, 1943 and was a daughter of the late Marden Prentiss and Ruth (Bennett) Prentiss. Linda attended Hartford schools and went into the medical field becoming a Licensed Phlebotomist and Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked for...
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Janet W. Prevost

April 27, 1945 - April 4, 2017

Janet W. Prevost, 71, of West Suffield, beloved wife of over 50 years of Ronald Prevost, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford to the late Robert and Estella (Edwards) Warner, she was a Windsor High School graduate and lived most of her life in Windsor before settling in West Suffield with her husband in 1971. Janet was a member of the Copper...
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Catherine Fagan Drude

July 13, 1926 - April 3, 2017

Catherine (Fagan) Drude, 90, of Plymouth, MA and formerly of Granby, wife of the late Robert E. Drude, Sr. passed away Monday, April 3, 2017. Born in West Hartford, daughter of the late James and Lillian (Gilligan) Fagan, she was raised in West Hartford and graduated from Mount Sant Joseph Academy. She moved to Granby in 1949 and was a member of the Granby Grange #5. She leaves two sons James P....
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Carol Ann DeVita

April 27, 1944 - April 3, 2017

Carol Ann ( McClain) DeVita, 72, of Farmington, beloved wife of George A. DeVita, Jr. for 44 years, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Carl McClain, she was raised in East Hartford. Carol received her BA in Elementary Education from Central CT State University and her MA from St. Joseph's College in Special Education. She taught at the Gengras Center at St....
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David James Levesque

June 8, 1964 - April 2, 2017

David James Levesque died Monday morning, April 2, 2017 at Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead, London as a result of throat cancer. Born in Hartford on June 8, 1964, the son of Virginia Levesque Vedeski, he graduated from Windsor High School in 1982. He had numerous jobs in his career in the Connecticut area, he also joined the US Marine Corps Reserves for 6 years. David was a member of the Wilson...
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Robert S. Hopkins, Jr.

September 21, 1938 - April 2, 2017

Robert S. Hopkins, Jr. (Breezy, Hop, Hoppy) graduated from this world with honors and distinction on April 2, 2017. His birth during the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 gave him the nickname Breezy. During his early youth he survived the Hartford Circus Fire, polio, and the death of his mother. Hop was deeply intelligent, passionate about an endless number of hobbies and interests, and he...
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Jimmie J. Fielder

October 30, 1934 - April 2, 2017

Jimmie Jack Fielder, 82, of Avon, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2017, surrounded by his family. Born in Harper, Kansas, Jim was the beloved son of the late Charles Wilber Fielder and Leta Marjorie (Shaw) Fielder. Jim was a kind and generous soul, and one of the most caring men you could ever meet. He had a healthy curiosity for life and was eager to learn about the world around him....
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Roger A. Wickman

March 31, 1930 - April 2, 2017

Roger Albert Wickman, 87, died peacefully at his home on April 2, 2017. Born March 31, 1930 in Gardner, MA, Roger was a Granby, Conn. resident for 56 years. He attended Gardner High School where he was a standout four-sport athlete. He developed his lifelong love of baseball in these years. After HS he enlisted in the Air Force and served 4 years during the Korean War. Returning stateside,...
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Claire A. Manly

August 2, 1928 - April 1, 2017

Claire A. Manly, 88, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Kimberly Hall Nursing Home. Born in Bronx, NY to the late Alyre and Beatrice (Girard) Ferland, she was raised in Hartford and has been a Windsor resident since 1969. Claire served her country proudly as a nurse, Lt. JG, with the US Navy during the Korean War and was a past member of St. Ann's Church in Hartford...
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Mary Mullen Margotta

February 13, 1926 - April 1, 2017

MARGOTTA. Mary "Molly" Mullen Margotta, 91, of Suffield, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born February 13, 1926 in Cootehill, County Caven, Ireland daughter of the late Michael and Kathleen (Dempsey) Mullen. Mary grew up in Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland, one of 15 siblings including 3 sets of twins. She was so proud of her Irish heritage. Mary decided...
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Mary Jane Moore

July 5, 1934 - March 31, 2017

Mary Jane Moore, 82, formerly of South Windsor, a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 31, 2017. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Thomas Leo and Elizabeth Gertrude (O'Keefe) Moore, she grew up in East Hartford and lived most of her life in South Windsor before moving to Saint Mary Home in West Hartford two years ago. ...
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John Daniel Toomey

April 16, 1968 - March 31, 2017

John Daniel Toomey, 48, died peacefully on March 31, 2017. Born on April 16 1968 in Waterbury, CT, John's love of life and positive, playful disposition were apparent even in his early years spent at the hockey rink in Cheshire, CT. Scituate, MA was John's special place. He loved boats, scuba diving, shipwrecks, seafood, and the smell of the salt water. He graduated from Scituate High School and...
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John S. Bienkowski

November 27, 1947 - March 31, 2017

John S. Bienkowski, 69, of South Windsor passed away peacefully on Friday March 31, 2017, at the home of his daughter in South Boston, Ma. He was predeceased by his loving wife of nearly 50 years Kathryn (Poulos) Bienkowski of South Windsor. Born in Hartford CT to Stanley (Bingo) Bienkowski and Blanche (Belcher) Bienkowski, he was a lifelong resident of South Windsor before spending his final few...
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Philip F. Rizzuto, Sr.

July 6, 1943 - March 31, 2017

Philip "Chich" F. Rizzuto, Sr., 73, of Glastonbury and formerly of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Barbara (McGrath) Rizzuto, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017. Born in Hartford, son of the late Albert and Adeline (Torza) Rizzuto, Sr. he was raised in Windsor and lived here most of his life. He was employed by Stanadyne for over 30 years before retiring when he started Phil Rizzuto's Dugout...
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Marie T. Walsh

May 6, 1927 - March 30, 2017

Marie T. Walsh, 89, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late John R. Walsh, peacefully passed away on March 30, 2017. Marie was born in Norwich, CT on May 6, 1927, daughter of the late William and Florida (Marsan) Quinn, and spent the majority of her life residing in Windsor. She was a graduate of Norwich Free Academy and attended Annhurst College, in South Woodstock, CT. This led to a short...
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James V. Pistritto

March 28, 1957 - March 30, 2017

James V. Pistritto, 60, of Windsor Locks, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017. Born in Hartford, son of the late Bartholomew (Ben) and Philomena (Phyllis) (Sponzo) Pistritto. He was raised in Windsor moving to Windsor Locks twenty-five years ago. He graduated from Windsor High School and was employed by the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement. He was a former member of the Windsor...
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David A. Martin

July 25, 1991 - March 30, 2017

David A. Martin, 25, of Ellington, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Born in Hartford to Clyde and Brenda (Caveney) Martin, he lived all his life in Ellington and was a member of the Iglesia Bautista Emanuel Church in Hartford. David loved fishing and was an avid football fan, especially the NY Giants. He will always be remembered for his huge heart and warm sense of humor....
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Gladys M. Russo

April 2, 1921 - March 30, 2017

Gladys May Russo, 95, of Avon, beloved wife of the late Anthony Joseph Russo for 63 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at her home. She was born in Hartford on April 2, 1921, daughter of the late Francis and Wilhelmina Wohlgemuth, and was a graduate of Hartford Public High School, Class of 1938. Following high school, Gladys enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served...
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Rekha Krishna Tahilani

September 12, 1949 - March 30, 2017

Rekha Krishna Tahilani, 67, of Windsor, beloved wife for 43 years of Krishna Sadhuram Tahilani, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at her daughter's home in Shelton. Born in Mumbai, India on September 12, 1949, daughter of the late Daryanomal and Kaushalya (Bakhru) Sidhwani, she was raised in Mumbai and was a graduate of Jai Hind College in Mumbai, India. Rekha immigrated to...
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Patricia L. Maher

March 30, 2017 - March 30, 2017

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

June 9, 1968 - March 29, 2017

Janine Darcelle Austin entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 while at her home in Hartford. She was born in Hartford on June 9, 1968 and was a beloved daughter of Gloria (Denmark) Austin of Hartford and the late Phillip Austin. After graduation from Hartford Public High School in 1986, Janine attended Data Institute of Technology in Hartford. She excelled in working with the...
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Sharon Walker

May 30, 1968 - March 29, 2017

Sharon Walker, 48, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at home. Born in Hartford to the late Haywood Jr. and Dessie (Griffin) Walker, Sharon was a Hartford resident all of her life and was a member of the Phillips Metropolitan CME Church in Hartford. Sharon had her own hairdressing business and she truly enjoyed her job. She loved to cut and style hair and enjoyed the...
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Iris Laura Saville

July 30, 1935 - March 29, 2017

Iris Laura (Stackhouse) Saville, 81, of East Windsor, beloved wife for 58 years of Willard E. Saville, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Monticello, ME on July 30, 1935, daughter of the late Elbridge and Lois (Van Tassell) Stackhouse, she was raised in Houlton, ME and moved to Hartford as a young woman in 1956. After her marriage in 1959, Iris and her...
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Ashley Lynn Ryba

April 24, 1992 - March 29, 2017

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

December 3, 1917 - March 29, 2017

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

February 13, 1938 - March 28, 2017

Edna (Santopietro) Zuccaro, 79, of Ellington, beloved wife of the late Alberto Zuccaro, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Born in Waterbury, the daughter of the late Edmundo and Julia (Zuella) Santopietro, she grew up and lived in Waterbury for most of her life before moving to Ellington over 10 years ago. Edna began her working career as an insurance underwriter. She worked...
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Joan Arena

December 18, 1928 - March 28, 2017

Joan Arena, age 88, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in her Ellington home with her daughter by her side. Born December 18, 1928, she was the only and beloved daughter of Ole Kolbein Drange and Bodhil Gornitzka Drange. Joan and her love of family, Christian faith, Norwegian heritage, and American patriotism were born in Brooklyn, New York. Her cherished childhood was spent with...
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Robert Emmet Reed

June 28, 1954 - March 28, 2017

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

November 16, 1940 - March 28, 2017

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

October 27, 1945 - March 27, 2017

Eunice R. Henderson of Bloomfield, passed away surrounded by her loving family on March 27, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. She was a devoted member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Windsor CT, where over the years she served on the Senior Usher Board holding the position of benevolent secretary. She was also a member of Trellis Temple #663 where she was a gatekeeper, a trustee, worked on numerous...
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Mary Stomsky

May 28, 1938 - March 27, 2017

Mary Stomsky, of Vernon, and formerly of Bristol, crossed over into eternal life on Monday, March 27, 2017. She was born in Hartford to the late Walter and Helen (Karas) Stomsky. Mary grew up in New Britain under the care of her Grandma and Grandpa Charland. Mary loved spending time at the beach with her family and friends; it was her very happy place to be. She also became quite the...
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Walter J. Crain, Jr.

July 30, 1938 - March 27, 2017

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

September 28, 1928 - March 27, 2017

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

March 13, 1927 - March 26, 2017

JURGENS. June E. Jurgens, 90, of Suffield, beloved wife of the late Paul R. Jurgens passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017. Born March 13, 1927 in Camden, NJ daughter of the late Frank and Lillian (West) Swavely. She is survived by her three children, Frank Jurgens and his wife, Tish of Mystic, Paul Jurgens, Jr. of PA, Nancy Leduc and her husband, Daniel of Suffield; four grandchildren; four great...
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Edna Frances Ball

November 26, 1931 - March 26, 2017

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

March 26, 1935 - March 26, 2017

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

December 2, 1936 - March 25, 2017

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

April 20, 1937 - March 25, 2017

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

April 14, 1948 - March 25, 2017

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

November 22, 1939 - March 25, 2017

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

March 15, 1947 - March 25, 2017

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

June 19, 1935 - March 25, 2017

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

August 17, 1933 - March 24, 2017

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

May 6, 1955 - March 23, 2017

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

February 7, 1931 - March 23, 2017

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

November 12, 1943 - March 23, 2017

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

November 13, 1922 - March 22, 2017

Esther O. Viets, 94, formerly of Windsor, beloved wife of Sterling Viets, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Seabury in Bloomfield. Born in South Africa to the late Oscar and Emily (Buckingham) Olsen, she lived in Newington and East Granby before settling in Windsor over 60 years ago. Esther earned The Golden Eaglet Award from the Girl Scouts of America. She earned her nursing...
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Lisa M. McSharry

January 18, 1955 - March 22, 2017

MCSHARRY. Lisa M., 62, of Windsor, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at her home. Born January 18, 1955 in Salem, MA, daughter of the late James and Katherine(Hannigan) McSharry. Lisa grew up in Connecticut and Ontario, Canada. She went on to graduate from the University of Western Ontario, then worked in Toronto as a Social worker before moving to NYC to complete her Masters at Columbia...
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Joseph Allen Chipman

December 28, 1972 - March 22, 2017

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

February 24, 1965 - March 22, 2017

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

July 12, 1959 - March 21, 2017

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

October 14, 1927 - March 21, 2017

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

March 29, 1938 - March 21, 2017

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

July 12, 1962 - March 20, 2017

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

November 25, 1963 - March 20, 2017

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

June 22, 1967 - March 20, 2017

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

May 13, 1932 - March 19, 2017

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