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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

Joaquim Jack Reis

May 28, 1944 - January 21, 2018

Joaquim “Jack” H. Reis, 73, of South Windsor, beloved husband for over 51 years to Patricia “Trish” (Jasinskas) Reis, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 21, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born April 21, 1944 in Moitas Venda, Portugal, he came to the United States at age 7. He lived in Hartford until 1975 when he...
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Cindy Rivard

April 19, 1953 - January 20, 2018

Cindy L. Rivard, 64, of Ellington, CT passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, on Saturday, January 20, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Rumford, Maine on April 19, 1953 to Philip Couture and the late Pauline Scavetta, she grew up in New Hampshire, moving to Windsor in 1983 until settling in Ellington in 1991. Cindy was...
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Roland G. Robinson

May 2, 1944 - January 19, 2018

Roland G. “Rollie” Robinson, 73, of Ellington, beloved husband of over 52 years to Joan (Hummel) Robinson, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, January 19, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born in Rockville, the son of the late Roland and Louise (Capen) Robinson, he grew up and has lived in Ellington all his life. He was a graduate of Ellington...
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Helen L. Cantwell

December 2, 1927 - January 18, 2018

Helen (Lysik) Cantwell, 90, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Donald L. Cantwell, Sr., passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Born in Glastonbury, the daughter of the late Jacenty and Stella (Starsiak) Lysik, she grew up and lived in Glastonbury before moving to South Windsor sixty years ago. She was a graduate of Glastonbury High School...
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Alphonso L. James

December 16, 1922 - January 18, 2018

Alphonso Lorenzo James (Phonso) Born December 16,1922 - January 18,2018 Temple Hall/Content- St. Andrews, Jamaica WI. Resident of Hartford Ct. for over 60 years. He was the husband to Emma James (Aunt Doll). At the time of her death they had been married 63 years. He is survived by his daughter Alice James and grandson Steve James. Phonso was the oldest brother of five sibling with...
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Clara May Firnstahl

March 1, 1923 - January 18, 2018

Clara May (Visny) Firnstahl, 94, of West Hartford, beloved wife of the late John L. Firnstahl, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Hebrew Care in West Hartford. She was born March 1, 1923, in East Hartford, daughter of the late Charles and Magdalena (Goehring) Aiken. Clara grew up in Coventry and South Windsor. She served our country with the U.S....
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Josephine Martinelli

February 18, 1927 - January 17, 2018

Josephine Yolanda (Allegrini) Martinelli, 90, of Torrington, wife of the late Salvatore Martinelli, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born in Waterbury, daughter of the late Pietro and Antonietta (Longo) Allegrini, she was raised there and lived in Torrington, Thomaston, Harwinton, and Norfolk. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, and crochet...
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Janet K. Kelley

September 20, 1931 - January 17, 2018

Janet Katherine Kelley, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Robert E. Kelley, passed away Wednesday, January 17th peacefully at home with her family by her side. Born in Hartford, to the late John Menser and Julia Johnson, and step-father Raymond Johnson, she grew up in Hartford and attended Buckley High School. Janet worked for Harvey’s Clothing Store as...
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Theresa Maria Hlobik

August 4, 1938 - January 17, 2018

Theresa Marie (Gamache) Hlobik, 79, beloved wife of the late Roger A. Hlobik, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Theresa was born in Willimantic on August 4, 1938, the daughter of Roland and Jeannette (Bisonnette) Gamache. She received schooling and graduated from Windham High School. Shortly afterwards&...
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Robert J. Graushinksy

May 30, 1959 - January 16, 2018

Robert J Graushinsky, 58, of Enfield, formerly of South Windsor died peacefully on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. Robert was born on May 30, 1959 in Hartford, CT, the son of Mildred (Warbec) Graushinksy and the Edward Graushinsky. He grew up in South Windsor and attended South Windsor schools. Robert was a part of several...
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Patricia Ann Chapin

January 30, 1933 - January 15, 2018

Patricia Ann “Pat” Chapin, 84, of Granby, beloved wife for 50 years of Norman S. Chapin, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 15, 2018, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Stafford on January 30, 1933, daughter of the late Earl and Justine (Holmick) Clark, she was raised in Broad Brook and was a graduate of Ellsworth High School. ...
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The Reverend Halsey Stevens

December 18, 1939 - January 15, 2018

The Reverend Halsey “Chip” Stevens III, 78, of Bloomfield and formerly of Killingworth, beloved husband of Betsey (Nash) Stevens, and retired Episcopal Priest of the Episcopal Church of Connecticut, died Monday, January 15, 2018. Born in Hartford, son of the late Halsey and Margaret (Chapin) Stevens, Jr. he was raised in Windsor where he graduated...
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Daniel M. Kobylanski, Jr.

May 1, 1951 - January 15, 2018

Daniel Michael Kobylanski Jr, of Bethel, CT, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 15th at Regional Hospice in Danbury, CT at the age of 66, with his family by his side. Dan was born in Hartford, CT on May 1st, 1951 to Daniel Kobylanski Sr and Arlene Kobylanski (Dezso). He grew up in South Windsor, CT and moved to Bethel with his wife Georgie in 1985. He is...
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Donald F. Connery

January 14, 1929 - January 15, 2018

Donald F. Connery, 89, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of the late Doris (Bushnell) Connery, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 15, 2018. Born in Hartford to the late John and Vera (Gerron) Connery, he served his country proudly with the US Navy during WWII. He graduated from Aviation Training School in Boston, MA and the Bloomfield Police Dept Citizens...
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Lee Klippel

March 28, 1949 - January 15, 2018

Lee Hughes Klippel, 68, of Avon, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018. Lee was the beloved wife for 36 years of Charles H. Klippel and the adored and adoring mother of Lee Case Klippel and mother-in-law of Justin Russell Jee, M.D. of New York City. Lee was born in Winchester, MA, daughter of the late William James and Minnie Parsons Hughes. Lee was an accomplished...
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Helen K. Andre

August 20, 1918 - January 14, 2018

Helen K. Andre died on January 14, 2018. Beloved daughter of Walter & Bertha Kondzior. She was born in Windsor, CT, on August 20, 1918. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband (George), son (Scott), stepson (Stephen), sister and brother-in-law (Florence & Lucian Klejbuk), brother and sister-in-law (Zigmund & Blanche Kondzior). Helen was born and...
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Anna M. Connell

July 28, 1931 - January 14, 2018

Anna M. Connell, 86, of Simsbury and formerly of Uncasville, beloved wife for 42 years of the late James Connell, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, surrounded by her family at her home. Born in Mechanicville, N.Y., on July 28, 1931, daughter of the late Donato and Josephine (D'Angiolillo) Vignone, she was raised in Mechanicville,...
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Kook Nyun Lee

March 2, 1930 - January 13, 2018

Kook Nyun Lee, 87, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Chung Hee Lee, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 23, 1930, son of the late Ke Wul (Kim) and Bum Hak Lee. He had three sisters and a beloved older brother, who predeceased him before he fled North Korea. Kook was born in Hamgyong-Namdo, North...
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Deborah Melissa Perry-Oliver

December 28, 1957 - January 13, 2018

Deborah Melissa Perry-Oliver, 60, of East Hartford, beloved wife for five years of Emmanuel T. Oliver, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at her home. Born in Hartford on December 28, 1957, daughter of the late Samuel H. Winston, Sr. and Annie V. (Mial) Winston, she was raised in Hartford and was a graduate of Weaver High School&...
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Deborah M. Collins-Brathwaite

March 17, 1953 - January 13, 2018

Deborah Collins-Brathwaite was born on March 17, 1953 in New Iberia, Louisiana, she was the daughter of the late Shirley and Alfred Collins Sr and the wife of Wesley Brathwaite of Hartford. Deborah attended local elementary school and graduated from Weaver High School in 1971. She was employed Duncaster Retirement Community of Bloomfield as a Certified Nurse Assistant for most of her...
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Rushie Belle Sampson

December 16, 1929 - January 13, 2018

Rushie Belle Sampson, 88, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Robert Lee Sampson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Richland, GA to the late Cleve and Eula Mae (Wallace) Strive, she has been a Bloomfield resident for over 45 years. Rushie enjoyed cooking and growing vegetables in her garden, but her main...
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Doris Anderson

August 28, 1930 - January 12, 2018

Doris M. Anderson, 87, of Bloomfield passed away peacefully on January 12, 2018 at Autumn Lake Healthcare in New Britain, CT. She was born in Indian Orchard, MA to William and Aurore (Banchand) Thivia. Doris met and married the love of her life Harold Anderson and to this union two sons were born Robert and David Anderson. Doris enjoyed reading and loved butterflies. But...
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Dean Anthony Pugliese

January 12, 2018

Dean Anthony Pugliese, 56, of Bloomfield, CT, died unexpectedly Friday, January 12, 2018. Dean is survived by his parents Lewis and Margaret Pugliese of Bloomfield, CT, his brother and sister-in-law Lewis and Nancy Pugliese and nephews Marcus and Joshua Pugliese of Bolton, CT, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins across the nation. Loyal, caring...
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Lenora E. Sutton-Lollar

November 8, 1932 - January 11, 2018

Lenora E. Sutton-Lollar passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at her home on Thursday, January 11, 2018. She was born in Norfolk, VA on November 8, 1932, daughter of the late Frank Wesby and Lenora (McCoy-Barrington) Wesby. She was raised in Norfolk, VA and lived in Hartford, CT for many years before retiring to Ruffin, SC. Lenora worked as a...
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Lorraine C. Clark

September 2, 1927 - January 11, 2018

Lorraine C. (Lajoie) Clark, 90, of South Windsor. Beloved wife of the late Herman H. Clark for forty years, died peacefully on Thursday, January 11, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Lewiston Maine, she was the daughter of the late George and Henrietta (Cormier) Lajoie. She moved to Connecticut in 1946 and married Herman in 1947. Together they...
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Larry E. Mims, Sr.

June 14, 1954 - January 11, 2018

Larry made his transition to his heavenly home on Thursday January 11, 2018. Larry was born on June 14, 1954 in Hartford to the late Jasper L. Mims, Sr. and Corena (Walker) Mims. Larry attended Hartford schools and graduated from Hartford Public High School, class of 1972. Larry held several positions at the following companies: Pratt & Whitney, Sealtest Dairies, Xerox...
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Doretha Powell

December 24, 1931 - January 11, 2018

Mother Doretha Powell of Bloomfield, CT passed away peacefully to be with the Lord early morning January 11, 2018. In the last days of her life she was in the constant company of family and church members. Her laugh, smile and ability to light up the room will be deeply missed. Before retiring and moving to Connecticut she worked for many years as a nurse’s aid in the neonatal...
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Emery Cambridge Daly

January 30, 1933 - January 11, 2018

Surrounded by members of his family, Emery Cambridge Daly, 84, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2018, at Manchester Memorial Hospital in Manchester, CT. Emery was born on January 30, 1933, in Lynnfield Center, MA, the son of Raymond Christy and Dorothea Shay Daly. Emery, raised in Hudson, NH, graduated from the Maine Maritime Academy in...
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Vivian E. Giangrave

May 6, 1936 - January 10, 2018

Vivian E. Peterson, 81, wife of Santo J. Giangrave of East Hartford and formerly a long- time resident of South Windsor, passed away on January 10th, 2018 at home. She was born May 6, 1936 to the late Oscar and Flora (Ekman) Peterson of Windsor, CT. Vivian attended school in Windsor before moving to Hartford in her early teens. She attended Buckley High School where she...
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Deborah Susan Miner

May 7, 1953 - January 10, 2018

Deborah Susan Miner, of Suffield, passed from us on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Stanley Wendell Gustafson and Joyce Elaine Koehrman Gustafson and was born in 1953 in Lansing Michigan. She leaves her husband of 35 years, Donald Miner of Suffield. Her influence survives through her three children whom she supported...
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Clayton D. Mather

October 13, 1925 - January 10, 2018

Clayton Dudley “Chuck” Mather 92, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Louise (Corsair) Mather, passed peacefully on January 10, 2018. He was born October 13, 1925, and left high school early to join the US Navy at 17, in which he served as a submariner in the Pacific in World War II. He married Louise Corsair on January 30, 1948, and they would...
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Terri K. Shand

September 7, 1951 - January 9, 2018

Terri Kay Shand née Snyder, 66, of Windsor, CT., formerly of West Palm Beach, FL, passed away peacefully, in her sleep the morning of Tuesday January 9th 2018. She was born September of 1951 in Pittsburgh PA. She met her would be husband, John R. Shand, while attending Northshore High School in West Palm Beach, FL. In 1972, they married and...
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Arthur L. Tucker

October 8, 1921 - January 9, 2018

Arthur L. Tucker, 96, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of June Tucker, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 09, 2018. Born in Waterbury to the late Ralph and Eva (Clark) Tucker, he has been a Bloomfield resident for 61 years and was a member of the First Congregational Church in Bloomfield. Arthur served his country proudly with the US Army during WWII and worked...
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Anna M. Rogovich

November 9, 1928 - January 9, 2018

Anna M. Rogovich, 89, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late John Rogovich, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Born in Italy to the late Gaspar and Giustina (Nicolich) Marov, she came to New York as a young girl. Anna worked in the New York Public Library until her retirement in 1986. She retired to Virginia before moving to Long Island in 1993 and...
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Richard V. Stevens

June 11, 1959 - January 9, 2018

Richard V. Stevens passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Cancer may have won the fight, but he did it his way with courage and selflessness. Rick was born on June 11, 1959 and grew up in Bloomfield. He was married to his true partner and best friend, Pamela (Sterling) Stevens and raised four beautiful, loving children - Allyson...
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Shirley Bates

May 2, 1929 - January 9, 2018

Shirley (Lincoln) Bates, 88, of Willington, beloved wife of the late Vaughn?R. Bates, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Evergreen Health Care in Stafford Springs. ?Shirley was born in Chaplin, CT, daughter of Robert Lincoln and Mabel (Fitts)?Beebe. ?After growing up in Storrs and graduating from Windham High School she met the love of her...
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Doris Marie Luma

April 24, 1920 - January 9, 2018

Doris Marie (Smith) O’Donnell Luma, 97, of Winter Springs, FL and formerly of Simsbury and Granby, wife of the late Francis O’Donnell and Joseph Luma, passed away Monday, January 9, 2018. Born in Boston she lived in Granby many years where she was very involved in community activities. She had been employed by Motor Lease Co in Farmington before her...
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Claudia Diana Jones

September 9, 1969 - January 8, 2018

Claudia (Nicky) Jones, 48, passed away on January 8, 2018. She was born on September 9, 1969 in Jamaica to Marcia Tennant (Noble) and Courtney Jones. Claudia was raised in the household of her grandparents Dennis (Daddy) and Marjorie (Mummy) Mitchell as the baby sister to her aunts Pauline Murray (Mitchell) and Dawn Grant (Mitchell), uncle Milton Mitchell, and cousin...
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Carol Ann Tripp

December 21, 1946 - January 8, 2018

Carol Ann (Hardick) Tripp, 71, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Roger G. Tripp, died unexpectedly on Monday, January 8, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital. She was born on December 21, 1946 in Springfield, MA, daughter of the late Vernon and Marion (St. Peter) Hardick. Carol grew up in Enfield and graduated from Enfield High School in 1965. She was married to the...
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George Louis Tony Sillaber

August 2, 1931 - January 8, 2018

George Louis Tony Sillaber, 86, of Vernon, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 8, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born in Boston, MA on August 2, 1931 to the late Joseph and Emma (Rasnarova) Sillaber. He grew up and lived in Boston, MA before moving to Vernon 54 years ago. He was a graduate of Boston University. George proudly served his country in...
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Richard A. Poirier

December 7, 1954 - January 8, 2018

Richard A. Poirier, 63, of Ellington, CT, beloved husband of Danine Poirier, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 8, 2018 in Middletown, CT. Richard was born in Hartford to Madeleine (LePage) Poirier and the late Armand Charles Poirier, on December 7, 1954. He grew up in Windsor, and was a graduate of Windsor High School Class of 1973. In 1980 he...
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Lillian M. Biernat

April 27, 1931 - January 8, 2018

Lillian Mary (Nahumenuk) Biernat “Lilly” passed away on January 8, 2018 in Palm Beach County FL. Her soulmate, eternal love and husband of 66 years, Joe Biernat was by her side along with family as she crossed over. Lilly was a native of Philadelphia, PA where she and her brother John were raised by her beloved mother the late Anna Maskalick and her step-father Popi...
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Charles B. Ferguson

June 30, 1918 - January 7, 2018

Charles Benner Ferguson, 99, of Bloomfield, Connecticut, and Fishers Island, New York, died in his sleep early Sunday morning, January 7, 2018. Charlie, as he was known by all his many friends and family members, was still winning cribbage games and playing his harmonica in the weeks before he died. Born on Fishers Island, NY, to Henry Lee Ferguson&...
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Saysamone Pothitay

October 10, 1956 - January 7, 2018

Saysamone Pothitay, 61, of Bristol, beloved wife of Katay Pothitay, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Bristol Hospital. Born in Laos to the late Bao and Home Vongphakdy, she emigrated to the US in 1979 and was a member of the Wat Lao Temple in South Windsor. Saysamone enjoyed cooking, golfing and shopping, but her true passion was spending...
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Joseph M. Gottlieb

January 7, 2018

Joseph Gottlieb, 90, of Manchester, died on Sunday, January 7th. He was born on August 31, 1927 at the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. His parents were the late David and Anna (Stollman) Gottlieb. Joseph was predeceased by his beloved wife, Edith (Fineberg) Gottlieb, in 2008. He was the proud grandfather of Andrew, Katya and Noa Gottlieb. He was...
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Harry Benjamin Minich, Jr.

December 3, 1929 - January 6, 2018

Harry Benjamin Minich, Jr. died peacefully in Avon Health Center, Avon, CT in his 88th year. Harry was born in Brookville, PA, on December 3, 1929 to Harry B. Minich Sr. and Mabel née Brinkley. One of six siblings, the family moved to the Bradford, PA area. After graduating from Bradford High School, Harry joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in...
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Ross Gordon Burwood

July 11, 1941 - January 6, 2018

Ross Gordon Burwood, 76, of East Hartford, beloved husband of Sharon (Fitzpatrick) Burwood, died unexpectedly at home on January 6, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Ross was born in Hartford on July 11, 1941 to the late Lloyd and Estelle (Sellwood) Burwood. Ross and Sharon were married on May 19, 1962 and raised their family in East Hartford for the last 50 years....
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Irene Gebhardt Burger

January 14, 1920 - January 6, 2018

Irene (Gebhardt) Burger, 97, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Richard D. Burger, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 6, 2018. She was born in Rockville, one of seven children born to Carl and Mary (Pfeifer) Gebhardt on January 14, 1920. She grew up and lived in Rockville and Ellington before moving to South Windsor over 60 years ago. Prior...
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Patrick Joseph Grakowsky

March 27, 1918 - January 6, 2018

Patrick Joseph Grakowsky, 99 and 3/4, of Vernon, formerly of Manchester, Hartford and Poquonock, beloved husband of the late Rose (Magee) Grakowsky, Edna (Roberts) Grakowsky and Dorothy (Smith) Grakowsky passed peacefully into eternal life on Saturday January 6, 2018, at Rockville Hospital. Patrick was born at home on March 27, 1918 in the Poquonock section of...
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Margaret L. Smith

October 8, 1939 - January 5, 2018

Margaret L. “Sis” Smith, 78, of Windsor, beloved wife of Curtis Smith, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 05, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Epps, AL to the late Jessie and Lucinda (Brown) Benn, she lived most of her life in Hartford and has been a Windsor resident for over 18 years. Margaret was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in...
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Justin J. Donnelly

July 6, 1941 - January 5, 2018

Captain Justin John Donnelly, USMC, lived his life as a proud American, Marine, brother, husband, father, grandfather, friend, coach, lawyer, farmer, Jew, and friend of Bill W. Justin was born in Waterbury, on July 6, 1941 to the late Thomas and Ann (Moore) Donnelly and died on January 5, 2018 in Suffield, on his farm. Justin...
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Carol Regeness

April 4, 1929 - January 5, 2018

Carol (McHattie) Regeness, 88, of Avon, beloved wife of the late Paul W. Regeness, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Friday, January 5, 2018. Born in Manhattan, daughter of the late James and Caroline (Blake) McHattie, beloved sister of Lorraine Shepherd of Ontario, Canada and sister-in-law and sewing partner Margaret Regeness, of...
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Sonia Angela Douglin

September 13, 1962 - January 4, 2018

Sonia Angela Douglin (Martell), 55, of West Hartford, beloved wife of 34 years of Richardo A. “Ricky” Douglin, Sr., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Kingston, Jamaica on September 13, 1962, daughter of Cynthia (Hutchinson) Martell of Hartford and the late George Martell, she was raised in...
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Mildred Lawton Coleman

June 29, 1926 - January 4, 2018

Mildred (Lawton) Coleman, 91, opera singer, classical voice teacher, devoted wife, mother, and follower of Jesus, died January 4, 2018 after a brief illness. She was born June 29, 1926, in Providence, RI, daughter of the late Charles and Alice (Wetton) Lawton. Mildred lived in Ellington, CT with her husband Jack and three children, Jack,...
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Wilburn Nathaniel Moore

July 31, 1930 - January 3, 2018

Wilburn Nathaniel Moore, 87, of Kimberly Hall South in Windsor, passed away at St. Francis Hospital on January 3, 2018. Born in Portland, Jamaica on July 31,1930 to the late Kezia Dixon and Albert Moore, he migrated to the US in the 1950's and lived in Hartford and Bloomfield for most of his life. He retired from Har-Conn Chrome where he worked as a plater for over 20...
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Jane Chase Doble

January 3, 2018

Jane Chase Doble, of Bloomfield, CT, passed away on Jan. 3, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband, John Doble. Jane's daughter, Johnna Hamilton and her husband Bob, are deeply saddened by her death. Jane dearly loved her four grandchildren, Haley Matthias, Anna Matthias, Maren Nolan, and Jack Matthias. She also had four wonderful great-grandchildren&...
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Anne L. Krueger

December 22, 1958 - January 3, 2018

Anne Louise Krueger, 59, of Collinsville, beloved companion for many years of Wilfred H. Dresser II, passed away January 3, 2018. Born in Hartford, WI, daughter of Robert and Laverne (Dalum) Simpson; she was raised in Wisconsin. She enjoyed gardening, fishing and animals. She was last employed by Westminster School in Simsbury. Besides her companion, she...
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Marblin W. Fitzpatrick

June 14, 1939 - January 2, 2018

Marblin W. Fitzpatrick, 78, of Windsor, beloved husband of Annie (Robinson) Fitzpatrick, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Tuskegee, AL to the late Deacon Leonard and Vicyrea (Alexander) Fitzpatrick, he lived most of his life in Hartford and has been a Windsor resident for over 20 years. Marblin served his country...
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Harry Chester

May 23, 1933 - January 1, 2018

Harry “Bud” Chester, 84, of Granby, beloved husband for 39 years of the late Grace M. (Lennon) Chester, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 1, 2018, in Granby. Born in Hartford on May 23, 1933, son of the late C. Harry and Jenny Chester, he was raised in Hartford, attended Hartford Public Schools, and was a graduate of Bulkeley...
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Carlos M. Ortis

June 28, 1944 - December 31, 2017

Carlos M. Ortis, 73, of Rockville, beloved husband of the Late Virginia L. Ortis, passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Carlos was born in Puerto Rico on June 28, 1944 to the late Leopoldo Martinez and Genoveva Ortiz. In 1952 he moved to Brooklyn, NY for ten years before making his way to CT, and in 1982 he moved to...
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Carl D. Smith

May 22, 1961 - December 31, 2017

Carl D. Smith, 56, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Terri (Bigge) Smith passed from this life at home on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He was born on May 22, 1961 in Hartford, CT, the son of Arthur W. Smith Jr. and the late Norma (Corcoran) Smith. A lifelong resident of South Windsor he graduated from South Windsor High School in 1980. Carl worked as a machinist...
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Norman Russell Raupp, Jr.

November 10, 1943 - December 31, 2017

Norman Russell Raupp, Jr., 74, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 31, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born and raised in Drexel Hill, PA by the late Norman Russell Raupp, Sr. and Gertrude (Breyer) Raupp. A 1961 graduate of Upper Darby Senior High School, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University in...
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Valerie Renee Polk

October 22, 1951 - December 30, 2017

Valerie Renee’ Willis Polk, 66, of Philadelphia, PA passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at home. Born on October 22, 1951 in Hartford, CT to the late Sarah and William H. Willis, she graduated from Bloomfield High School in Connecticut and Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Valerie was an educator in Philadelphia for many years and a...
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Thomas L. Childs, Jr.

October 2, 1937 - December 30, 2017

Thomas L. Childs, Jr., 80, of Canton, husband of Linda (Blair) Childs, passed away, Saturday, December 30, 2017. Born in Waltham, MA, son of the late Thomas Childs, Sr., and Frances (Regan) Childs, he was raised in Chicago moved to CA where he graduated from the University of Southern California and served in the US Navy. He owned Professional...
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Marjorie D. Bevilacqua

April 29, 1929 - December 30, 2017

Marjorie D. (Casey) Bevilacqua, 88, of West Simsbury, beloved wife of Frank Bevilacqua, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Bristol on April 29, 1929, daughter of the late Raymond and Alice (McCarthy) Casey, and was raised there. She was a devoted, stay at home mother to her five children from a...
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Shirley D. Collins

May 26, 1936 - December 30, 2017

Shirley D. Collins, was born on May 26, 1936 in New Iberia, Louisiana, she was the daughter of the late Fredrick Henderson and Elnora Adams Henderson and the wife of the late Alfred Collins Sr. Shirley was educated and graduated from local school in New Iberia, Louisiana and came to Hartford in the early 60’s, where she was employed by Hartford Public Schools and...
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June Lord Guillow

April 21, 1924 - December 30, 2017

June (Lord) Guillow, 93, of Vernon, CT, beloved wife of the late Kenneth E. Guillow, died peacefully on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. June was born into and old English family on April 21, 1924 in Hamburg, CT, daughter of the late Reginald and Marie (Shephard) Lord. The Lord family arrived in America in 1634 and were the original...
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Ruth Campelli

April 12, 1928 - December 30, 2017

Ruth (Barbati) Campelli, 89, of Tolland, beloved wife of the late Pietro A. Campelli went to be with her Lord on Saturday, December 30, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 12, 1928 in Hartford CT, daughter of the late Antonio and Rosina (Puglise) Barbati. Ruth grew up in Bristol, was a graduate of Bristol High School, went on to...
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Amelia G. Weise

January 31, 1925 - December 30, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Amelia “Emily” Weise. She was 92 years young. Emily was born on January 31, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Charles (Chuck) Weise. She passed on December 30, 2017 with her loving family around her. She was a fun loving woman who loved parties, cooking for family and...
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Tarisa Victoria Strums

January 7, 1943 - December 29, 2017

Tarisa Victoria Strums, 74, of Manchester, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at her home. Born in New Brunswick, NJ on January 7, 1943, daughter of the late Smith Hooper and Louise (Mellett) Hooper, she was raised in New Jersey and in Hartford and was a graduate of Hartford Public High School. Tarisa worked as an...
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Donna Marie Souza

December 31, 1958 - December 29, 2017

Donna Marie "Spanky" Souza, 58, of Statesville, NC unexpectedly departed this life Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at her home. Donna was born Dec. 31, 1958, in Hartford. She was a graduate of Windsor High School in Windsor. She worked at Aetna Insurance and opened an answering service company, Communications Plus in East Hartford. After moving to Statesville,...
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Anthony J. Vola

November 8, 1914 - December 29, 2017

Anthony (Tony) J. Vola, 103, of Windsor, husband for 71 years of the late Julia (Cymerys) Vola, passed away peacefully at home on December 29, 2017. He was born November 8, 1914 in Simsbury, son of the late John and Annie Vola. He graduated from Simsbury High School in 1932, where he was an outstanding athlete, breaking records in both basketball and baseball....
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Elliott Philip Shyer

May 30, 1951 - December 29, 2017

After a courageous battle with cancer, Elliott Philip Shyer, 66, passed away at home on December 29, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. He leaves behind Nancy, his strong, lovely wife of 37 years; his daughter Emily (Shyer) Drago and son-in-law Justin Drago; his son Jonathan Shyer and daughter-in-law Kyleen Shyer; and grandchildren Finley and Declan Drago. He also leaves...
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Ollie E. Morris, Jr.

September 26, 1935 - December 28, 2017

Ollie E. Morris, Jr., 82, of Bloomfield, formerly of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on December 28, 2017 while residing at Bloomfield Health Care Center. Born in Washington, Georgia on September 26, 1935, Ollie was the last surviving of 13 children born of the late Ollie Morris, Sr. and Mattie Lou (Elam) Morris. Ollie was the final hero in his family's...
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Marilyn Elizabeth Avery

January 18, 1935 - December 28, 2017

Marilyn Elizabeth Avery, 82 of Hartford, CT, passed away on December 28, 2017. She died peacefully at St. Francis Hospital. Her family and close friends saw her and shared memories with her before she died. She was born on January 18, 1935 in Hartford, CT to her late parents James C. and Elizabeth (Bolden) Smith. She was preceded in death by her beloved younger brother,...
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Donald P. Sheridan

February 9, 1933 - December 28, 2017

SHERIDAN. Donald P. Sheridan, 84, of West Suffield, CT, beloved husband of Jane (Martinez) Sheridan, passed away Thursday, December 28th, 2017 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA. Born February 9, 1933, in West Suffield, son of the late Thomas and Orilla (Brooks) Sheridan, he was a lifelong resident of West Suffield. Donald proudly...
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Marilyn Elizabeth Avery

January 18, 1935 - December 28, 2017

Marilyn Elizabeth Avery, 82 of Hartford, CT, passed away on December 28, 2017. She died peacefully at St. Francis Hospital. Her family and close friends saw her and shared memories with her before she died. She was born on January 18, 1935 in Hartford, CT to her late parents James C. and Elizabeth (Bolden) Smith. She was preceded in death by her beloved younger brother,...
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Gerald F. Mikulske

November 16, 1942 - December 28, 2017

Gerald F. Mikulske, 75, of Windsor, beloved husband of Patricia (Mossey) Mikulske, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford to the late Frank and Ann (Donaluk) Mikulske, he was raised in Hartford and has been a Windsor resident for almost 50 years. Jerry, as he was known, served his country proudly with the US...
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Evadne Weir

November 18, 1926 - December 27, 2017

Mrs. Evadne (Madge) Weir of Bloomfield, CT, departed this life on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones at St. Frances Hospital, Hartford, CT. Born on November 18, 1926, in Ewarton, St. Catherine, Jamaica, W.I. to the late Daletha English, Evadne was nurtured and cared for by her grandparents, the late Isaac and...
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Robert A. Dalzell

January 9, 1934 - December 26, 2017

Robert A. Dalzell, 83, of Farmington, beloved husband of the late Virginia (Peck) Dalzell, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Born in Lynn, MA, son of the late, Arthur and Dorothea (Mitchell) Dalzell, he was raised in Marblehead, MA and received his BS in Management from Norwich University. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army...
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Charles Mitrik

January 17, 1942 - December 26, 2017

Charles Mitrik, 75, of Simsbury, passed away at home on December 26, 2017 while surrounded by his family. He was born in NYC, New York on January 17, 1942, son of the late Charles Mitrik and Mary (Guty) Mitrik, and moved to Naugatuck, CT during his early life. After graduating from Naugatuck High School, Charles immediately enlisted in the US Air Force and...
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Mark S. Brown

September 29, 1960 - December 26, 2017

Mark S. Brown, 57, of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Steamboat Springs, CO, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Mark was born in Hartford on September 29, 1960 and raised in Windsor. Following graduation from Suffield Academy, Mark chose to live and work in Colorado. He had a love for the outdoors and skiing especially while living in Steamboat Springs. He...
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David Hasbrouck Van Dyck

October 23, 1923 - December 25, 2017

David Hasbrouck Van Dyck, 94, of West Hartford and Bolton Landing, New York, died peacefully on Christmas morning. The last of eight siblings, he leaves behind his wife of 69 years, Margaret (Briggs) Van Dyck, two daughters, Louise Van Dyck Shipway of Avon and Emily Van Dyck Frederick of Glastonbury, and three grandchildren, Claire Guild Frederick,...
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Lorene Ridley

July 1, 1935 - December 25, 2017

Lorene Ridley, 82, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 25, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Monticello, GA to the late Anderson and Corine (Milsap) Ridley, she moved to CT in 1959 and lived in Hartford before settling in Bloomfield almost 20 years ago. Lorene worked as a nurse’s aide in the NICU at Hartford Hospital and was a member of...
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Jonnie M. Shannon

December 9, 1954 - December 25, 2017

Jonnie M. Shannon, 63, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 25, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford to Baby Shannon and the late Ida Mae (King) Shannon, he was a graduate of Hartford High School and acquired his mortuary license in Wake Forest, NC after a lifelong love of mortuary science that began in childhood. He worked as a nurse at...
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Antoinette G. Paparella

September 11, 1923 - December 25, 2017

Antoinette (Giangrave) Paparella, 94, of South Windsor formerly of Newington, beloved wife of the late Anthony Paparella died peacefully on Monday December 25, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Antoinette was born on September 11, 1923 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Paul and Josephine (Gionfriddo) Giangrave. She grew up in Hartford and was a graduate of Hartford High...
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Henry Eugene McCluney

December 31, 1919 - December 24, 2017

Henry Eugene McCluney, 97, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of the late Wilhelmina (Baker) McCluney, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2017. Born in Spartanburg, SC to the late George and Janie (Linder) McCluney, he lived most of his life in Hartford and was a member of St. Michael’s Church in Hartford. Henry served his country proudly with the US...
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Dorothy Marie Spalla

July 27, 1924 - December 24, 2017

Dorothy Marie Spalla, 93, of Tolland, CT passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017 while at Woodlake at Tolland Health Center. Dorothy was born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 27, 1924 to the late Louis P. and Marie (Dellasandre) Spalla. She was a graduate of Buckley High School and University of Saint Joseph, majoring in chemistry, minoring in english and...
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William Edward Gimignani

April 16, 1925 - December 24, 2017

William Edward Gimignani, 92, of Canton, beloved companion for many years of Frances Hoffnagle, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017. Born in Torrington, son of the late, Ali and Catherine (Obijinski) Gimignani; he was raised in Torrington and Wethersfield. Bill enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served his country on Iwo Jima during WWII. A member...
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Concetta Zirolli Desnoyers

July 5, 1925 - December 23, 2017

Concetta “Tina” Zirolli Desnoyers of Vernon, CT, and Fort Pierce, FL, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 23, 2017, with her family by her side. She is survived by her husband Richard Desnoyers, son Rick Zirolli (Evelyn) of South Windsor, daughter Linda Powers (Donald) of Unionville, daughter-in-law Barbara Zirolli of California,...
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Robert D. Callanan

April 1, 1923 - December 22, 2017

Robert “Bob” D. Callanan, 94, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of the late Emma (Pernigotti) Callanan, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Windsor Locks, the son of the late Jeremiah and Lucy (Briggs) Callanan, he was a lifelong resident of Windsor Locks. Bob proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during World...
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Julia Nicole Lambert

February 14, 1991 - December 21, 2017

Julia Nicole Lambert, 26, of West Simsbury, CT, beloved daughter of Wayne and Diane Lambert, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2017 due to complications following heart surgery. Born in Kansas City, MO on Valentine’s Day in 1991, Julia was a very kind and compassionate person who cared for many people and also loved all of God’s creatures great and...
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Rita C. Schleker

July 20, 1920 - December 21, 2017

Rita C. Schleker (1920-2017) On December 21st, surrounded by her family, Rita died peacefully in her home at the age of 97. She was born on July 20, 1920 to Patrick and Margaret Callan and raised in Sherborn, MA. She went on to attend Emmanuel College of Boston and received a degree in teaching and a minor in chemistry. Continuing her education at St. Joseph’s College in...
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Anthony Tony Pereira, Jr.

January 8, 1946 - December 21, 2017

Anthony “Tony” Pereira Jr., 71, of West Simsbury, beloved husband of Maureen (Ganley) Pereira, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Born January 8, 1946, in Philadelphia, PA, son of the late Anthony Sr. and Julia (Rausch) Pereira. Tony graduated from Villanova University and went on to a 25...
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William A. Yonika

October 28, 1946 - December 21, 2017

William “Billy” A. Yonika, 71, of South Windsor died unexpectedly on Thursday December 21, 2017. Billy was born in East Hartford, he was the son of the late John A. and Mary M. (Klimas) Yonika. He lived for most of his life in South Windsor. Billy was a New York Giants fan. He enjoyed NASCAR and was part owner of a race car that raced at the Stafford Springs Motor...
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Carmen A. Dubay

February 6, 1925 - December 20, 2017

Carmen A. (Saucier) Dubay, 92, of South Windsor died peacefully on Wednesday December 20, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born in Wallagrass, Maine, on February 6, 1925, daughter of the late Honore and Anna (Caron) Saucier. Carmen lived in Quinby, Maine for many years where she and her beloved husband Herman Gagnon were raising...
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Dorothy J. Kingsbury

July 7, 1931 - December 20, 2017

It is with the deepest sorrow that the children of Dorothy J. (Arbo) Kingsbury, 86, of Windsor Locks, announce the passing of their mother. Beloved wife of the late Fred H. Kingsbury, Jr. she passed away Wednesday, (December 20). Born July 7, 1931 in Presque Isle, ME daughter of the late Arthur and Fannie (Green)Arbo she lived in Presque Isle, ME, Bloomfield...
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Deborah Lynn Kaplan

April 26, 1968 - December 20, 2017

It is with deep sorrow and pain we announce the untimely passing of Deborah Lynn (Kaplan) Stacey of Bloomfield on December 20, 2017. Born in 1968, she was the daughter to Michael and Patricia Kaplan. Deborah attended Bloomfield High School and graduated in 1986, and continued her education at the University of Connecticut , School of Pharmacy. She graduated with a Bachelor&rsquo...
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Michael O. P. Lee

December 18, 1958 - December 19, 2017

Michael Lee, 59, of Hartford, passed away on December 19, 2017 at his home. He was born on December 18, 1958 in Kingston, Jamaica, W.I., son of Arthur and Beryl Lee, and migrated to Brooklyn, NY, USA in 1969 with his family. He grew up in Brooklyn where he attended William E. Grady Trade & Technical High School. After graduation, he worked as a...
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Mary McManus Cormier

September 25, 1929 - December 19, 2017

Mary McManus Cormier, passed away on Dec 19th at her home in Windsor, CT surrounded by her family. Married 64 years to Alfred Cormier, they lived in Windsor for the past 60 years but her heart always remained in Boston where she was born and raised. A career girl all her life, she worked at New England Telephone Co. in Boston, and after a brief hiatus of 40 years to raise her...
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