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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

William Thomas Grenier

February 15, 1960 - February 22, 2017

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

December 11, 1919 - February 22, 2017

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

February 21, 2017

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

December 30, 1922 - February 20, 2017

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

February 2, 1932 - February 20, 2017

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

November 8, 1936 - February 20, 2017

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

December 26, 1937 - February 19, 2017

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

April 1, 1932 - February 19, 2017

Linda Jacobson Dranoff, of Bloomfield, Connecticut, died on February 19, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Dranoff, and was the daughter of Samuel and Ida Horn Jacobson of Bridgeport. She was also predeceased by her brother, Bert Jacobson. She is survived by Lisa Ponticelli (husband Philip; children Geoffrey and Sara); Robert Dranoff (wife Ann; children Alexandra and Kathryn); and...
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Philip Benard

March 20, 1936 - February 19, 2017

Philip Benard, 80, of Windsor, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 19th after a brief illness. Born March 20, 1936, son of the late George and Elizabeth Benard, he grew up on a farm and was the youngest of 9 siblings. A graduate from Windsor High School, he served his country proudly as a member of the National Guard where he was an MP. He then became a self-employed contractor for many...
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Julia A. Thomas

March 11, 1956 - February 18, 2017

Julia A. Thomas, 60, of Windsor, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, peacefully passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 while at Windsor Rehabilitation Center. She was born in New London, CT on March 11, 1956, adopted and cherished daughter of the late Ivan and Gladys Redwood, and grew up in Bloomfield. Julia graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1974 and worked for many years...
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Madeline Larose Huot

November 12, 1930 - February 18, 2017

Madeline Larose Huot, 86, of South Windsor, Connecticut peacefully passed away on February 18, 2017, in Manchester. Our mom, "Maddie," was predeceased by her fun-loving husband, Donald R. Huot. Maddie was born at home in South Hadley, Massachusetts, on a chilly November 12, 1930, to her excited parents, Romeo and Florence Larose. She was the middle child with an older brother Robert (Bob), and a...
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Patricia S. Dillon

November 22, 1931 - February 18, 2017

Patricia S. (Sullivan) Dillon, 85, beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Dillon Jr. passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Patricia was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Anna (Taylor) Sullivan. She was born in Springfield, MA, and graduated from Torrington High School in 1949, She received her Nursing degree from the St. Francis School of Nursing in 1952 and moved to South...
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Chace Carmelo Hernandez

January 16, 1990 - February 18, 2017

Chace Carmelo Hernandez, 27 of Hartford passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 18, 2017. He was born in Hartford on January 16, 1990 to Carmelo Hernandez and Darlene (Robertson) Childs. He was raised in Hartford and attended Hartford Public Schools, Windsor Public Schools and was a graduate of Windsor High School. He also attended Ft. Valley College in FT. Valley GA. Chace had a knack...
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Essie B. Dakers

July 24, 1923 - February 17, 2017

Essie B. Dakers, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Aston N. Dakers Sr., passed away peacefully on Friday, February 17, 2017 at her home. Born in Americus, GA to the late Monroe and Essie (Furlow) Jones, she was a Hartford resident for most of her life and has been a resident of Bloomfield for the past 8 years. Essie was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newington and in her spare...
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Marjorie Holly Cooke

January 25, 1927 - February 17, 2017

Marjorie Holly Cooke, 90, of Ellington, wife of the late George R. Cooke, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 17, 2017 with her family at her side. Born in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Norman and Lonnelle (Palmer) Holly, she grew up and lived in Pittsfield, MA and Vernon before moving to Ellington over 53 years ago. Marjorie was one of the founding members of the Ellington...
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Teresa Ann Fowler

June 9, 1948 - February 17, 2017

Teresa Ann Fowler was born on June 9, 1948 was a lifelong Hartford resident. She entered into eternal life on Friday, February 17, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Lillian (McCarthy) Fowler and one sister Mary Ann Fowler. She was the beloved mother of two children, Anita and husband Theodore Freeman Sr. and Thomas Fowler. She also leaves three brothers, John Frank Fowler, Rocky...
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Richard S. Kelley

February 18, 1933 - February 17, 2017

Richard S. "Dick" Kelley, 83, of South Windsor, CT beloved husband of Carol (Stebbins) Kelley, died peacefully on Friday, February 17, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 18, 1933, in Northeast Harbor, ME, son of the late Heslyn L. and Georgia (Hartley) Kelley. Dick was a graduate of Mt. Desert High School in Northeast Harbor, ME and went on to...
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Chhotabhai C. Patel

October 19, 1933 - February 17, 2017

Chhotabhai C. Patel, 83, of Middletown, died peacefully on February 17, 2017 while at Middlesex Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He leaves a wealth of family and friends behind. His life will be honored during his funeral puja and memorial service on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 beginning at 11 a.m. in the Carmon Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor, CT 06095. All are welcome...
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Peter N. Clark

April 8, 1943 - February 16, 2017

Peter N. Clark, 73, of Ellington peacefully passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Hartford Hospital after a long period of failing health. Born in Hartford, the son of the late John "Jack" and Elizabeth "Libby" (Williams) Clark, he grew up and lived in Windsor, and East Windsor before moving to Ellington in 2000. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War. A...
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Daniel G. Desmarais

June 27, 1941 - February 16, 2017

Daniel G. Desmarais, 75, of South Windsor, CT, husband to the late Barbara Ann Desmarais, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017. He was born in Hartford, CT to the late Leon and Harriette Gagne Desmarais on June 27, 1941. He grew up in Hartford, CT and was a graduate of Weaver High School. After graduation Daniel went on to serve our country in the United States Army. Throughout his life,...
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Joseph L. Organek

January 3, 1917 - February 16, 2017

ORGANEK. Joseph "Joey" L. Organek, 100, of Suffield, beloved husband of 48 years to the late Bernice (Christian) Organek entered eternal life on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at his home. Born January 3, 1917 in Suffield son of the late Wladyslaw and Aleksandra (Hermanoski) Organek. Joey grew up in the farming community of Suffield, he graduated from Suffield Academy with the class of 1935 he...
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Ruthe E. Nicholas

March 4, 1956 - February 16, 2017

Ruthe E. Nicholas, 60, of South Windsor, together for 38 and beloved wife of 33 years to Thomas Nicholas, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Ruthey was born in Providence, Rhode Island on March 4, 1956 to the late John M. and Claire M. (Masse) Skaradowski. Ruthey grew up in Cranston, RI and attended St. Joseph School of Nursing in Providence. She...
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Arthur W. Harckham

July 31, 1925 - February 15, 2017

Arthur W. Harckham, a long-time resident of Rockland County and a World War II veteran passed away on February 15, 2017 at his home in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Arthur Harckham, know to many as Art, was born in New York City on July 31st, 1925, the son of Lina (Gattuso) and Arthur Lewis Harckham. He grew up on Long Island. He volunteered for the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the...
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Cynthia Thorne Deuel Haskell

August 12, 1934 - February 14, 2017

Cynthia Deuel Haskell of Millerton, NY and NYC, passed away on February 14, 2017 at Apple Rehab in Avon, CT. Cynthia was born August 12, 1934 to the late Emma (Mackin) and Isaac Deuel. She leaves a niece, Linda Guerry of Charleston, SC. Carmon Funeral Home of Avon is in charge of the arrangements. Services will be private.
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Stuart James Whittle

March 23, 1963 - February 14, 2017

Stuart J. Whittle, 53, of Suffield, CT, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family, on February 14, 2017. Born in Gardner, MA, and raised in Templeton, MA he was the beloved son of Glenn and Gail (Landry) Whittle. He met his true love, Karen Marie (Lajoie) Whittle, as a young teenager and together they enjoyed many wonderful years and memories and enjoyed his days hanging...
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Rita Cook

May 31, 1928 - February 14, 2017

Rita (Callanan) Cook, 88, of Bennington, VT passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Vernon Manor in Vernon, CT. She was the daughter of the late Niles and Rose (Smith) Callanan. She was born in Mechanicville, NY, and worked at Union Carbide as an Assembler. Rita is survived by her Daughter Kimberly Sanford and her husband Mike of Bolton CT and her Brother Earl Callanan and his wife...
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John E. Tersavich

June 9, 1926 - February 14, 2017

John E. Tersavich, 91, of South Windsor passed away Feb.13, 2017. He was born to the late John Tersavich and Catherine Tersavich Cushman and raised in South Windsor where he also built his home and raised his family. He was predeceased by his loving wife Rebecca Jane (Emerick) Tersavich (who he was reunited with on Valentine's Day!), infant twin daughters, and his brothers Howard Tersavich, and...
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Logan Schoenhardt

August 25, 2006 - February 13, 2017

Logan Schoenhardt was a cherished son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, friend, Patriot Super Fan and Jedi Knight. He died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, February 13, 2017. Logan was courageous and strong as he faced his fight with cancer from the age of three. Everyone who knew him appreciated his intelligence, depth of understanding, quick-witted humor, and his ability to persevere in...
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Gloria Marcia Filkoff

January 21, 1926 - February 13, 2017

Gloria Marcia (Edlin) Filkoff, 91, of Lauderhill, FL, formerly of Vernon, died Monday, February 13, 2017. Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Abraham and Ida (Yarrish) Edlin. The consummate homemaker and mother and an accomplished hostess, Gloria threw fabulous parties for friends, family and political fundraisers. Quick witted and social, she also volunteered at the...
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Sylvia Reiner

May 5, 1916 - February 13, 2017

Sylvia (Morrison) "Syd" Reiner, 100, of South Windsor, CT, beloved wife of the late Meyer M. Reiner, died peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2017, at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Sylvia was born on May 5, 1916 in Bronx, NY, daughter of the late Joseph E. and Esther (Seider) Morrison. She was a graduate of James Monroe High School with the Class of 1933. Sylvia came from a large family and was...
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Patricia C. MacDonald

February 14, 1943 - February 12, 2017

Patricia C. MacDonald, 73, of Windsor and Ft. Myers, FL, wife of the late Mac MacDonald, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017. Born in Springfield, MA, daughter of the late Thomas and Dorothy (Lindsey) Callahan, she was raised in West Springfield and was a waitress at Bickford's Pancake House in West Springfield many years before joining Hamilton Standard Div. of UT where she retired as...
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Celina L. Walker

July 11, 1927 - February 11, 2017

Celina L. Walker, 89, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Phillip L. Walker, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Born in Panama to the late John and Drucilla (Calender) Leach, she was a Bloomfield resident most of her life and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Hartford. Celina earned her bachelor's and master's degree in Education from the University of Hartford and...
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Jeanne S. Wei

August 3, 1926 - February 11, 2017

Jeanne S. Wei, née Lee, 90 of Farmington, CT passed away peacefully on February 11, 2017 in the presence of her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Luis Te-Li Wei and is survived by their six children - Martin Wei and wife Beatrice, Yvonne Moser and husband Michael, Teresa Luke and husband Barry, Rosa Chow and husband Peter, Maria Mohr and husband Michael, and Alfonso Wei and wife...
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Ana M. Gonzalez

July 3, 1939 - February 11, 2017

Ana M. (Hernandez) Gonzalez, 77, wife of Marcos C. Gonzalez, died Saturday, February 11, 2017 at home in Vernon, CT with her loving family by her side. Ana was born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico on July 3, 1939 to the late Nazario and Petra (Colon) Gonzalez. Ana moved to Miami in 1968 and later settled in Connecticut where she made her home from the past 40 years. She enjoyed watching competitive...
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Ola G. Floyd

February 11, 2017 - February 11, 2017

Ola G. Floyd, 99, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Thomas Floyd, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Born in Quincy, FL to the late Albert and Jane (Betsey) Gilbert, she has been a Bloomfield resident for over 35 years and was a lifelong member of the Latter Rain Christian Fellowship Church in Hartford. Ola was very active in her church serving as a choir member and...
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Shirley P. Stoughton

January 31, 1939 - February 10, 2017

STOUGHTON. Shirley P. Stoughton, 78, of Windsor Locks, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at Bickford Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family. Born January 31, 1939 in Hartford, daughter of the late Murray and Ethel (Sinton) Phelps, Sr. Shirley grew up in West Suffield before moving to Homestead, FL continuing on to Port St. Lucie, FL where she worked as a home caregiver for a...
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Geraldine Cleveland

August 2, 1934 - February 10, 2017

Geraldine "Gerri" Cleveland, 82, of Windsor, passed away on February 10, 2017 at home while surrounded by her family. Born in Marietta, NC on August 2, 1934, Gerri was a faithful servant of Jehovah and member of the Windsor Congregation in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was a strong and supportive single mother of six who worked tirelessly to provide for her family. Gerri set high...
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Albert M. Nunes, Jr.

August 16, 1948 - February 10, 2017

Albert M. "Bert" Nunes, Jr. 68 of Windsor and Sneads Ferry, NC passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at Hospice , Wilmington, NC. Born in Hartford, CT, son of the late Albert C. and Lucinda (Alves) Nunes, he was a life-long Windsor resident. As a young man, Bert participated in 4-H activities and Future Farmers of America. He attended the VO AG Program during high school. Bert started to...
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Robert A. Vanty

June 24, 1946 - February 9, 2017

Robert A. Vanty, 70, of Windsor, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017. He was born in Hartford on June 24, 1946, son of the late Anthony Vanty and Julia (Degilis) Vanty. A lifelong resident of Windsor and graduate of Windsor High School, Robert worked as a Foreman at B. Golden & Reikof Restaurant Supply for many years before retiring from Superior Products, Inc. He was an avid sports fan and...
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Cynthia Myers

November 16, 1964 - February 9, 2017

Cynthia Myers 52 of Manchester formerly of South Windsor Passed away peacefully Thursday, February 9, 2017 while at home. Cynthia was born November 16, 1964 in Manchester, CT, to Anna (Pranckus) and the late Edward Myers. She was raised in South Windsor and graduated from South Windsor High School in 1982. Cyndi had a great interest in a number of crafts, and she loved animals, but she especially...
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Margaret Leona Metheny

January 30, 1921 - February 9, 2017

Margaret "Peg" Leona Metheny, 96, beloved wife of the late Theodore E. Metheny, died peacefully on February 9, 2017, at Manchester Manor. Born in Hartford on January 30, 1921, she was the daughter of the late John Fife and Isaline (Snow) Murray. After graduating from Weaver High School, she worked for Royal Typewriter in Hartford. Ted and Peg were married on November 24, 1945—upon Ted's...
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Jeannette B. Lescarbeau

July 10, 1919 - February 9, 2017

Jeannette B. Lescarbeau, 97, of Granby, beloved wife of the late Roland Lescarbeau, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Born in Lawrence, MA to the late Josephat and Eugenie Lebel LaPlume, she has been a Granby resident for over 57 years and was a member of St. Therese Church in Granby. Jeannette was a member of the St. Therese Women's Guild and the Third Order at St. Joseph...
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Deanna Mae Tyszka

April 22, 1941 - February 9, 2017

Deanna Mae (Smith) Tyszka, 75, of Windsor, beloved wife of fifty years to Peter Tyszka Sr., passed away in her sleep on February 9, 2017, after a long battle with Lewy body dementia. Born April 22, 1941 in Hartford, daughter of the late Alfred and Ruth (Pihl) Smith, she grew up in Hartford, graduating from Hartford Public High School in 1959. Besides her husband, she is survived by her daughter...
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Fernand Marcel Ducharme

August 23, 1942 - February 8, 2017

Fernand Marcel Ducharme, 74 of East Hartland passed away with his beloved wife by his side on Wednesday February 8, 2017. Fernand was husband of Veronica (Hamel) Ducharme for over 54 years. He was born in Wotton Quebec, Canada on August 23, 1942 and was the son of late Cyprien and Marie Jeanne (Derochers) Ducharme. He has been an East Hartland resident for over 40 years. Fernand worked as a...
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Janina Kucharski

December 7, 1929 - February 8, 2017

Janina (Koscinski) Kucharski, 87, of Newington, beloved wife for 56 years of Stanley Kucharski, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Poland on December 7, 1929, daughter of the late Michael and Michalina (Waidowicz) Koscinski, she was raised in Poland and immigrated to the United States in 1950, settling in Hartford and then moving to Newington in 1967. ...
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Gerald R. Paquette

August 27, 1938 - February 8, 2017

Gerald R. "Gerry" Paquette, 78, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Justine (King) Paquette, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Westside Care Center in Manchester, surrounded by his loving family. Gerry's family sends their sincere appreciation to the staff at Westside Care Center in Manchester. Thank you for taking such good care of Gerry these past two and a half years! Gerry...
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Lloyd Roy Sinclair

March 11, 1932 - February 6, 2017

SINCLAIR. Lloyd Roy Sinclair, 84, of Hartford, beloved husband of the late Sadie (Ellis) Sinclair passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at UCONN Medical Center, Farmington. Born March 11, 1932 in Jamaica W.I. son of the late Stanley and Laura (Bailey) Sinclair, he grew up in Jamaica and served on the JPF for 13 years. He came to America 52 years ago settling in Hartford before retiring he worked...
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Jacqueline T. Grandison

May 26, 1951 - February 6, 2017

Jacqueline T. Grandison, 65, of East Hartford, beloved wife of Victor Grandison, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 06, 2017 at home. Born in Hartford to the late Willie and Mary (Keating) Thorpe, she has been an East Hartford resident for over 27 years. Jacqueline worked for the State of CT and recently as a medical coder for UCONN. Most important to her was her family who will miss her...
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Lorraine Lash Groark

May 7, 1927 - February 6, 2017

Lorraine (Lash) Groark, 89, of Vernon, Connecticut and formerly of Peekskill and Hopewell Jct., New York, beloved wife of the late William M. Groark, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 6, 2017 with her family at her side. Born in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Zielinski) Lesniowski, she grew up and lived in Buffalo, Manhattan, Peekskill and Hopewell Jct., New...
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Albert G. Dickman

June 27, 1944 - February 6, 2017

DICKMAN. Albert G. Dickman, 72, of Enfield, beloved husband of Gloria (Carrier) Dickman passed away at home surrounded by his loving family Monday, February 6, 2017. Born June 27, 1944 in Hartford, son of the late Albert A. and Ann (Kupchunos) Dickman, he grew up in East Hartford, graduating from East Hartford High School in 1963, after graduating he joined the US Marine Corps and served with...
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Suzy S. Ribeiro Rynaski

January 26, 1970 - February 6, 2017

Suzy S. Ribeiro Rynaski, 47, of Windsor, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017. Born in Hartford, daughter of Henrique and Graziela (Silva) Ribeiro of Windsor, she was raised here graduating from St. Gabriel's School and South Catholic High School. She attended UCONN and had been an EMT for Windsor EMS and was a Past President of the Windsor Volunteer Ambulance. She was employed as a dispatcher...
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Ethel H. Singer

October 30, 1943 - February 6, 2017

Ethel Linda (Haindl) Singer, 73, of Boynton Beach, FL, (formerly of South Windsor, CT) beloved wife of George A. Singer passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, February 6, 2017. Ethel was born on October 30, 1943 and was raised in the Bronx, NY, where she met George at the young age of 13. She and George became an on again off again pair for the next several years and...
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J. Bradley Harrison

February 5, 2017

Dr. J. Bradley Harrison, 92, of Huntsville, AL passed away Sunday at home following a long illness. A descendant of the first Harrisons who arrived in the Virginia Colony in 1640, Brad was born to Marvin Clinton Harrison and Clara Rockow Harrison, both of Cleveland, Ohio. Marvin Harrison was a prominent Cleveland lawyer as well as an Ohio State Senator and president of the Ohio Urban League. ...
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Constance T. Mercier

February 18, 1912 - February 5, 2017

Constance T. "Connie" Mercier, 104, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Leo Mercier, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Born in Hartford to the late Joseph and Ann (Redunski) Witkowski, she was raised in Hartford and lived most of her adult life in Windsor. Connie was a member of the Windsor Senior Center and enjoyed traveling. She is survived by her sister Viola Tyburski of...
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Viola May Jean

June 7, 1926 - February 5, 2017

Viola May Jean, 90, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late George Edward Jean for 62 years, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Viola was born in Greenwood Lake, NY, the daughter of the late James and Mary (Hunt) Terwilliger. After moving to Connecticut in her youth, Viola attended schools in New Britain and Southington, and soon after married...
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Amadeo P. Galeota

March 5, 1922 - February 5, 2017

Amadeo P. Galeota, 94, of South Windsor, beloved husband of 68 years of Ercel C. Galeota, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at The Villages at Buckland Court in South Windsor. Born in Hartford, CT to the late Joseph and Mary Galeota, he grew up attending Hartford schools and worked in his father's coal business. He proudly served in WWII in the United States Army 100th...
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Arianna Leslie Bird

February 4, 2017 - February 4, 2017

Arianna Leslie Bird, born and passed on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Monday, February 13 at the Greater Hartford Church of Christ, 1417 Stanley St. New Britain, followed by burial in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Her family will receive friends prior to the service on Monday from 10 AM to 11 AM.
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Ruth Ann Trishman

November 21, 1948 - February 3, 2017

Ruth Ann (Trieschmann) Trishman, 68, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2017. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, the daughter of the late Chester and Karen (Phillipp) Trieschmann, she came to the United States in 1949. Ruth Ann grew up and lived in Manchester most of her life, and was a graduate of Manchester High School. Formerly, Ruth was employed by the Hartford Insurance...
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Yee Hung Fong

March 3, 1954 - February 3, 2017

Yee Hung (Luk) Fong, 62, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late Ka Wah Fong (2012), passed away peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital with her loving family at her side. Born in Hong Kong, the daughter of Sui Fong (Yuen) Luk of Hong Kong and the late Pui Sang Luk, she came to the United States in 1988 and settled in Vernon. Yee enjoyed cooking and being with her family and...
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Wilma Magnano

November 13, 1936 - February 3, 2017

Wilma "Willie" (Roberts) Magnano, 80, of Vernon, loving wife of over 62 years to Richard Magnano, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2017 at her home. Born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of the late William and Marguerite (McGee) Roberts grew up and lived in Hartford, Newington, and Lebanon before moving to Vernon 48 years ago. Prior to her retirement in 1986, Wilma was employed...
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Margaret Keating

September 8, 1924 - February 3, 2017

Margaret Mary "Peg" Keating (nee Garner), passed away peacefully on February 3, 2017 in her 93rd year, in Charlestown, RI, where she lived after the death in 2014 of Frank, her beloved husband of 66 years. Dear mother of Kathleen (Rob Gourlay, deceased), Vancouver BC; Judith, Wheaton IL; John (Marilyn), Bluffton SC; Carol, Whitefish Bay WI; Peter, Charlestown RI; Paul, Fairfield CT; Mary (John...
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Martha Marie Saylor

February 18, 1961 - February 3, 2017

Martha Marie (Albrecht) Saylor, 55, of Windsor, beloved wife for 25 years of Melvin Leroy Saylor, Sr., passed away peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Waterbury on February 18, 1961, daughter of the late Martin Edward and Lillian Lavinia (Goulden) Albrecht, she was raised in Plainville and had lived in Windsor for over 25 years. Martha worked as an office...
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Jane P. Rossitto

March 27, 1932 - February 2, 2017

Jane P. "Cookie" (Pastula) Rossitto, 84, of Manchester died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Kimberly Hall in Windsor. Jane was born on March 27, 1932 in Hartford, daughter of the late John and Stella (Wlazlo) Pastula. Jane lived in South Windsor before moving to Manchester 30 years ago, she was a devout Catholic and communicant of St. James Church in...
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Zofia Pituch

July 10, 1920 - February 1, 2017

Zofia Pituch, 96, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Kazimierz Pituch, to whom she was married for 69 years, passed away on February 1, 2017. She was born July 10, 1920, in Bukowsko, Poland. She is survived by a son, Jozef, and three daughters, Henryka, Barbara and Mary. She has one remaining sibling, her brother Stanislaw Pastuszak in Gorlice, Poland. She has numerous family & friends in...
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Robert Anthony Charanian

November 9, 1936 - February 1, 2017

Robert Anthony Charanian, 80 of South Windsor, peacefully passed away on February 1, 2017 at Manchester Manor. A resident of South Windsor for over 50 years, Bob was born in Hartford on November 9, 1936. He was a son of the late Anthony Charanian and Irene (Budnick) Charanian. Bob graduated from Hartford High School and was active in the Alumni Committee over the years. He remained connected to...
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Rebecca Hardee

February 12, 1973 - January 31, 2017

Rebecca (Spering) Hardee, 43, of West Simsbury, beloved wife of the Rev. Dr. Brian C. Hardee, died peacefully with her husband by her side on January 31, 2017. Born in Montrose, PA, Rebecca was the beloved daughter of Henry and Mary (Sipe) Spering. She was raised and attended schools in Elk Lake and Dimock, PA, and later graduated from West Chester State University with her Bachelor's degree in...
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Feldman Bell, Jr.

February 3, 1939 - January 31, 2017

Feldman Bell, Jr., 77, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of Virginia (Wortham) Bell, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at his home. Born in Hartford to the late Feldman (Buntney) Sr. and Claudia (Wilkerson) Bell, he lived most of his life in Bloomfield and served his country proudly with the US Army. Feldman worked at Colt Industries for over 38 years and was very active in company...
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Ronald John Begansky

August 16, 1949 - January 31, 2017

Ronald John Begansky, 67, of Simsbury and formerly of Granby, beloved husband of Wendy (Hayes) Begansky, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 after a brief illness. Born in Hartford on August 16, 1949, son of the late Constantine and Josephine (Marshall) Begansky, he was raised in Hartford before moving to Cromwell with his family as a young boy. Ron attended Cromwell Public Schools and was...
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C. David Oliphant

August 13, 1924 - January 31, 2017

C. David Oliphant, of Vernon, who taught at Rockville High School for 31 years, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. He was 92. Mr. Oliphant was born in Montclair, NJ in 1924, but the great depression drove his family to their farm in New Hampshire in 1931. There he attended grades 1 through 8 in a tiny one room school. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of New...
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Daniel D. Durocher

May 17, 1957 - January 31, 2017

Daniel D. Durocher, 59, of Windsor died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 31 at 1 p.m. Dan--"Dan the Man"--was born on May 17, 1957, in Lewiston, Maine, the son of Lorraine (Moreau) Durocher and the late Maurice (Mike) Durocher. Dan was raised in a big family and although born with Down Syndrome, his parents had the same expectations as with the five other children: to love,...
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Elaine Beverly Young

April 13, 1930 - January 30, 2017

Elaine Beverly (Moon) Young, 86, of Vernon passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017. Born in Bar Harbor, Maine, daughter of the late Leon and Ethel (Harriman) Moon, she grew up and lived in Bar Harbor before moving to Vernon in 1950. She enjoyed being a homemaker and taking care of her children and grandchildren. Elaine enjoyed watching birds, wild turkeys and deer. She loved fishing, boating, the...
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Charles W. Young, Jr.

June 16, 1963 - January 29, 2017

Charles W. "Bo" Young, Jr., 53, of Norwich, passed away on January 29, 2017. Beloved son of Charlie W. Young and Geneva (Anderson) Young of Windsor, Bo was born in Hartford on June 16, 1963 and spent his early childhood living in Avon and Simsbury. He graduated from Simsbury High School and later received his technical degree in the culinary arts from A.I. Prince Technical School in Hartford. ...
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Franklin Roosevelt Wilborn

August 27, 1945 - January 28, 2017

Franklin "Blow Fly" Roosevelt Wilborn, 71, of Hartford, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017, in West Hartford. Born in Chicago, IL on August 27, 1945, son of the late James and Doris (Hamilton) Wilborn, he was raised in Chicago, IL before moving to Connecticut with his family as a young boy. Franklin attended Hartford and South Windsor Public Schools and was a graduate of South Windsor...
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Arlene M. Arnum

November 4, 1934 - January 27, 2017

Arlene M. Arnum, 82, of Hartford, died peacefully on Friday (January 27, 2017) at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT. She was born on November 4, 1934 in Windsor Locks, CT, daughter to the late Luther and Georgianna (Vail) Arnum. A resident of Hartford all of her life, Arlene worked as a Distribution Associate for J.C. Penney before her retirement. A loving and caring mother, sister, aunt,...
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Susan Caldwell

February 18, 1964 - January 27, 2017

It is with great sadness, yet hope, that we announce the passing of Susan (Gombert) Caldwell, 52, of Simsbury, beloved wife of Hugh Caldwell on January 27, 2017. Susan was born on February 18, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio and was the daughter of Willard "Bill" and Vivian Gombert, also of Simsbury. Susan was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Susan peacefully departed this...
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Samuel S. Burrier, Jr.

December 1, 1950 - January 27, 2017

Samuel S. Burrier, Jr. 66, of Colchester, beloved husband of Linda (Hightower) Burrier for 45 years, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017. Born in Wilkes Barre, PA, son of the late Samuel S. Burrier and Lillian (Howe) Burrier of Colchester, he was raised in Hartford, graduated from Hartford Public High School, and received his BA from then Central Connecticut State College. He served in the US...
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Armetta Ball

November 17, 1931 - January 26, 2017

Armetta (Lemon) Ball, 85, of Hartford, wife of the late George Ball, Jr., passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017. Born in Statesboro, GA, daughter of the late William A. and Minnie (Kirkland) Lemon, she was raised in Bulloch County, GA and came to Hartford in 1959. She had been employed at the former Whitney Chain for over 20 years and as a nurse's assistant before retiring. She was a long-time...
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Cynthia E. Piacentini

November 30, 1959 - January 26, 2017

Cynthia E. Piacentini, 57, of South Windsor, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Cindy was born in Hartford, daughter of the late Carl and Elsie (Enes) Piacentini on November 30, 1959. She graduated from South Windsor High School Class of 1977. Cindy worked as a Veterinary Technician and loved animals. She was a big NASCAR fan, particularly Jimmie Johnson....
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Frank W. Lane

January 3, 1933 - January 26, 2017

Frank W. Lane, 84, of Exeter, NH formerly of South Windsor, CT, beloved husband of Eileen (Sheahan) Lane, died peacefully on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at home, surrounded by his family. Frank was born on January 3, 1933 in Derby, CT, son of the late Francis M. and Mary (Clynch) Lane. He grew up in Indian Neck/Branford, CT, and graduated from Notre Dame High School in West Haven, CT. Frank...
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Daniel Lewis

November 23, 1947 - January 25, 2017

Daniel Lewis, AKA "Party Time," 69, of Middletown and formerly of Hartford, beloved husband of Barbara Jean (McNair) Lewis, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Greenville, AL on November 23, 1947, son of the late Zeddie and Ruthie (Powell) Lewis, he was raised in Greenville, AL and moved to Hartford in 1968. After moving to Hartford, Daniel took a...
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Jeannette Terlaga

May 28, 1922 - January 25, 2017

Jeannette (Jean) Terlaga, 94, of South Windsor, CT, formerly of Windsor passed away peacefully on January 25, 2017, at Manchester Manor Nursing Home. Born in Seymour, CT to Kamila and George Pochron, she graduated Seymour High School in 1940. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Hygiene in 1945, and was a practicing hygienist for much of her life. She belonged to...
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Joseph Nicholas Poinatale

July 23, 1945 - January 25, 2017

Joseph "Nick" Nicholas Poinatale, 71, of Vernon, loving husband of 18 years to Denise (Brisson) Poinatale, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Hartford Hospital with his family at his side. Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the son of the late Salvatore and Millie (Hensley) Poinatale, he grew up and lived most of his life in Bristol before moving to Vernon eighteen years ago. ...
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Lawrence J. Lauck

January 5, 1921 - January 25, 2017

Lawrence J. Lauck, 96, of South Windsor, passed away while at Apple Rehab in Plainville, on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Larry was born in Hicksville, New York to the late Walter and Sophie (Rueger) Lauck on January 5, 1921. Larry worked at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford as an Engineer where He would meet the love of his life Nancy Jane; they married in 1959 and were together until her death in...
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Elizabeth Faye

November 28, 1932 - January 24, 2017

Elizabeth (DeWolfe) Faye, 84, of East Hartland, beloved wife for 61 years of David L. Faye, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, in Avon. Born in Portland, ME on November 28, 1932, daughter of the late James C. and Doris (Greenlaw) DeWolfe, she was raised in Westbrook, ME and graduated as the Valedictorian of her class from Westbrook High School in 1951. After high school...
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Maria Amelia Alexandre

August 10, 1920 - January 24, 2017

Maria "Amelia" (Moita) Alexandre, 96, beloved wife of Jose J. Alexandre passed away peacefully surrounded by her family January 24, 2017 at the Hebrew Home in West Hartford. Amelia was born in Capeludos, Portugal and emigrated to the United States in 1956. She settled in Hartford and lived there until 1984 when she moved to South Windsor. Amelia was the family matriarch, Mother and a hard worker,...
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Edward J. Landers

July 13, 1936 - January 24, 2017

Edward "Ed" J. Landers, 80, of Poquonock, beloved husband of almost 60 years of Judy (Ball) Landers, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Springfield, MA to the late Leon and Nora Landers, he was raised in Springfield and has been a Poquonock resident most of his life. Ed served his country proudly with the US Navy during the Korean War onboard the...
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RIchard L. Massa

January 24, 2017 - January 24, 2017

MASSA. Richard L. Massa, 63, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of Brenda (Weiser) Massa passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Springfield, MA son of Alice (Lovotti) Massa of Feeding Hills, MA and the late Louis Massa. Richard grew up in Agawam, MA graduating from Agawam High School with the class of 1971, he lived in West Hartford and South Windsor before moving to...
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Florence A. Williams

June 10, 1921 - January 23, 2017

WILLIAMS. Florence A. Williams, 95, of Bloomfield, formerly of New Britain, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017. She was born June 10, 1921 in Windsor, daughter of the late Harry and Emma (Swan) Brown. She is survived by two loving and devoted nieces, Maxine B. Neal (William) and Joyce Brown both of Bloomfield and many relatives and friends. Florence was predeceased by three brothers, Arthur,...
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Geraldine Lerz

July 2, 1944 - January 22, 2017

Geraldine "Geri" (Gioielli) Lerz, 72, of South Windsor, beloved wife and best friend of the late Ronald J. Lerz, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 22, 2017 with her family by her side. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Jerry and Annette (Calabrese) Gioielli, she grew up in East Hartford where she met and married the love of her life. They moved to South Windsor to start a...
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Jennifer L. Daleb

June 24, 1986 - January 22, 2017

Jennifer L. Daleb, 30, of Ellington, beloved daughter of James and Diane (Wisneski) Daleb of Ellington, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, Jennifer was a lifelong resident of Ellington. She was a graduate of Ellington High School, Class of 2004. She was very social and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Jennifer would light up the...
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Vijender N. Goel, M.D.

April 20, 1936 - January 22, 2017

Vijender N. Goel, MD, 81, of Avon beloved husband of Kamlesh Goel, passed away, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at his home in Avon, CT. Born in Delhi, India, he received his medical degree from SMS Medical College in Jaipur, India. A medical career spanning over 30 years, Vijay as he was known to his friends, cared for thousands of patients in his practices he created in New York, Indiana, and Ohio....
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Verona Brown-Francis

November 29, 1953 - January 21, 2017

Verona Brown-Francis, 63, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 21, 2017, surrounded by family in her home. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, on November 29, 1953 to the late Lester Stewart and Emeriah Wellesley Morgan, she received her formal education at Greenwich Farm Comprehensive High School before immigrating to Hartford, CT in 1971. She went on to complete her studies at...
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David G. Purkis

January 21, 2017

David G. Purkis of Southampton, England died peacefully in his sleep this past Saturday, January 21, 2017 He was 85. The son of the late Charles Purkis and Marjorie Broome, brother of the late Christine Purkis, he married the late Shirley Zavalick of Hartford CTin 1960 and emigrated to the USA in 1963. David is survived by his two sons Gordon of Alpharetta, GA and Keith of Enfield, CT. He served...
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Raymond Green

September 16, 1941 - January 21, 2017

Our hearts are broken. Our beloved husband and father passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, January 21, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Born in Durham, NC to the late Cleo and Beatrice (Barnett) Green, he is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Audrey A. Green of Bloomfield, Daughters: Annetta Green of Windsor, Aretha Green of Farmington, Joyce Green-Gamble of Windsor...
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Margaret Anastasio

August 31, 1959 - January 21, 2017

Margaret (Litrico) Anastasio, 57, of South Windsor, beloved wife of James Anastasio for 31 years, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Manchester, CT to the late Domenico and Frances (Felice) Litrico on August 31, 1959. Margaret grew up in Manchester graduating from Manchester High School in 1977. She attended Western Connecticut State University and...
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Lula B. Burke

March 13, 1920 - January 20, 2017

Rev. Lula B. Burke, age 96, went to rest peacefully on January 20, 2017 surrounded by family at home in Middletown, CT. Lula was born on March 13, 1920 in Smithfield Georgia to the late Eula Stewart and Charlie Bothuel. Lula lived a life dedicated to God, family and friends. She always saw the good in everyone. Lula was married to the late John Wesley Burke and started their life together in...
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Andrew T. Bolasevich

November 4, 1927 - January 20, 2017

Andrew "Andy" T. Bolasevich, Sr., 89, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Barton) Bolasevich, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Kimberly Hall Nursing Home. Born in Windsor to the late Mark and Mary (Tofil) Bolasevich, he has been a Windsor resident all of his life. Andy was a member of the Wilson Volunteer Fire Dept for 22 years and also a member of the Winsor...
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Ronald Trueb

December 19, 1932 - January 19, 2017

Ronald Trueb, 84, of Ellington, Connecticut, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2017 in Sarasota, Florida, surrounded by his family. Ronald was born in Rockville, Connecticut on December 19, 1932 to Jacob and Lena (Moser) Trueb. He graduated from Rockville High School in 1950 and then served four years in the Air Force. He later became the co-founder and owner of Arrow Diversified...
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Patricia Ann Smith

October 3, 1948 - January 19, 2017

Patricia "Patty" Ann Smith, 68, of Canton, beloved wife of William "Bill" Smith, passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, January 19, 2017. She was a devoted and loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. A true friend to many. Always gentle and kind, encouraging others who were also struggling with disability or sickness. We will all miss her presence but...
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Wanda Quesnette

February 8, 1908 - January 17, 2017

Wanda Quesnette, 108, of Dover, NH, formerly of East Hartford, CT, wife of the late Theodore P. Quesnette, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Bellamy Fields Assisted Living in Dover, NH. Wanda was born in Taunton, MA, on February 8, 1908, daughter of the late Katherine Luberda. Wanda was a strong, brave, spirited, adventurous woman who saw many things in her lifetime. Wanda...
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