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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

Jennie Tvaronaitis

March 26, 1920 - August 26, 2016

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

September 9, 1958 - August 26, 2016

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

April 12, 1947 - August 25, 2016

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

November 26, 1925 - August 25, 2016

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

July 15, 1945 - August 25, 2016

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

January 4, 1935 - August 24, 2016

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

April 11, 1959 - August 24, 2016

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

September 12, 1951 - August 23, 2016

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

April 3, 1926 - August 23, 2016

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

March 15, 1952 - August 23, 2016

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

September 6, 1964 - August 22, 2016

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

October 25, 1939 - August 22, 2016

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

October 30, 1934 - August 22, 2016

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

April 28, 1931 - August 21, 2016

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

October 13, 1988 - August 21, 2016

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

July 24, 1944 - August 21, 2016

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

September 28, 1930 - August 21, 2016

BENNETT. Richard A. Bennett, 85, of West Suffield, beloved husband of the late Carol (Kwolek) Bennett passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016. Born September 28, 1930 in Manchester son of the late Bertram and Irene (Knie) Bennett he grew up in Manchester but has lived in West Suffield since 1955. He served with the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict, after serving his country he...
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Julie Yvonne Hogan

November 19, 1964 - August 20, 2016

Julie Yvonne Hogan, 51, departed this life after a two-year battle with cancer on August 20, 2016. Her devotion to her family and firm belief in God strengthened her in her struggles and gave her incredible peace as she left this earth. Julie was born in Hartford, Connecticut to the late Rosevelt, Jr. and Carole Hogan on November 19, 1964. She graduated from South Catholic High School in 1982...
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Gregory L. Latsha

February 24, 1952 - August 20, 2016

Gregory L. Latsha, 64, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of Susan Venerable, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Manchester to Stuart Latsha and the late Gloria (Whary) Latsha, he was raised in Windsor and has been a Bloomfield resident for over 38 years. Greg worked many years for the Towns of Windsor and Bloomfield performing tree work, grounds...
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Myrna M. Steele

May 10, 1946 - August 19, 2016

Myrna M. Steele, 70, of Windsor, beloved wife of Weston Steele, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 19, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Jamaica to the late Allan and Jane (Foster) Smith, she migrated to the US and lived in New York before settling in East Hartford and Windsor. Myrna had been living in Florida for over 7 years before returning to Windsor last year. She was a member of...
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Norah Elizabeth Smith

March 23, 1934 - August 19, 2016

Norah Elizabeth Smith, 82, of Windsor, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 19, 2016 and was reunited with the love of her life, Malcolm. Norah was born in England on March 23, 1934, one of five children of the late Arthur and Norah (Dyson) Ford. She was raised for a brief time in Aldershot, England before her father was transferred to Bermuda where she and her siblings grew-up for...
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Suzanne Freeman

June 26, 1936 - August 19, 2016

Suzanne (Byron) Freeman, 80, beloved wife of Allan G. Freeman of South Windsor, peacefully passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016. Daughter of the late Harry and Helen (Goldenthal) Byron, Suzanne was born on June 26, 1936 in Hartford and graduated from Weaver High School. She attended Boston University before entering the workforce where she worked as an income auditor at the historic Hotel...
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Adelbert J. Bogardus III

July 17, 1932 - August 18, 2016

Adelbert J. Bogardus III "Bogie", 84, of East Granby, beloved husband of Dorothea (Matthews) Bogardus, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Born in Hartford to the late Adelbert Jr. and Anna (Shaughnessy) Bogardus, he was raised in Hartford and has been an East Granby resident for over 50 years. Adelbert served his country proudly with the US Army during the Korean War and was a...
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William E. Winchester

August 11, 1926 - August 17, 2016

William E. Winchester,(PaPa) 90, of Tolland, CT, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born in South Woodstock Maine on August 11, 1926 to the late Guy and Helen (Burrows) Winchester. William grew up in Maine and served our county in The United States Army. He was a proud Loyal of Moose member and loved the RedSox and UConn Women Huskies....
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Marilyn M. Coffin

May 27, 1938 - August 17, 2016

Marilyn M. Coffin, 78, beloved wife of Rodney E. Coffin, and daughter of the late Cyril and Bernadette (Gagnon) Forbes, passed away peacefully in her home on August 17th, 2016. Marilyn was an extraordinary woman who carried an honest and generous soul that touched everybody who knew her. She was an amazing cook, a gifted musician, and a talented self-taught painter. Her paintings had been...
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Mary Pease Kearney

August 27, 1917 - August 17, 2016

Mary Pease Kearney, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully at home on August 17, 2016, a few days short of her 99th birthday. Mary was the daughter of Frances Hallisey and Charles Pease. She was married to the late John T Kearney (Jack) for 50 years. She is survived by her four children Claire McCorry and husband Robert, Elaine Kearney, John Timothy Kearney and wife Anne, and Christopher...
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Edith Helen O'Brien

March 10, 1924 - August 16, 2016

Edith H. (Radwick) O'Brien, 92, of Naugatuck, wife of the late Morgan Francis O'Brien, passed away, Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Born in Naugatuck, daughter of the late Ludwig and Amanda (Steinnagel) Radwick, she was a lifelong resident. Edith had been a volunteer at Waterbury Hospital for many years and was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star in Waterbury. She leaves her children Susan O....
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Julie Ann Raymond

December 4, 1952 - August 16, 2016

Julie "Annie" Raymond, 63, of Manchester, formerly of Florida and South Windsor, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 while at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. Annie was born on December 4, 1952 in Hartford to the late Michael and Mary (Kaminsky) Jevitts. She was a graduate of South Catholic High School class of 1970. Annie lived in East Hartford before settling in South Windsor where she...
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Joseph E. Coole

June 27, 1950 - August 15, 2016

Joseph E. Coole, 66, of Avon, passed away, Monday, August 15, 2016 at home, after an illness. Born and raised in Chester, son of the late John and Josephine (Fillipi) Coole, he graduated from Valley Regional High School. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War era. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Hamilton Standard Division of UTC in Configuration Management. Joe was an...
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Beverlee Astarita Swanson

October 10, 1934 - August 15, 2016

Beverlee (Gray) Astarita Swanson, 81, beloved wife of Robert Swanson, peacefully passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016. She was born in Hartford on October 10, 1934, daughter of the late Charles Gray and Laura (Chick) Gray. Beverlee grew up in Windsor and graduated from John Fitch High School in 1952. Beverlee resided in Danbury from 1963 – 1987 and returned to Windsor following the...
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James Berton Elliott

December 5, 1967 - August 14, 2016

James Berton Elliott, 48 of Easthampton, MA, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016. Born in Hartford, son of Charles and Terry (Murphy) Elliott of Simsbury, he was raised in Enfield. Jim graduated from Enfield High School, attended Berklee College of Music and Central Connecticut State University. He loved music and was an accomplished Bass guitarist playing with St Johnny Band and Red Door...
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Russell A. Mottram

October 12, 1943 - August 14, 2016

Russell A. Mottram, 72, of Windsor, beloved husband of Charlotte (Patterson) Mottram, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 14, 2016 with his family at his side. Born in Portsmouth, VA to the late Francis and Beatrice (Brinkley) Mottram, he graduated from Hartford Public High School then enlisted in the US Marine Corps Reserves where he served for 14 years. Russell worked for Connecticut General...
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Veronica Gregel Rachel

August 13, 2016

Veronica (Gregel) Rachel, of Windsor Locks, formerly of East Granby and Windsor died peacefully on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Parkway Pavilion, surrounded by her family. Veronica grew up in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School. She was married to Edward J. Rachel on February 11, 1956 and together they lived in Windsor Locks until Edward's passing in 1993. Veronica worked as a...
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Brendan K. Reilly

September 5, 1931 - August 13, 2016

Brendan Reilly passed away at age 84 on August 13, 2016 at his home in Windsor surrounded by his beloved family. Brendan was the husband of Claire with whom he had recently celebrated his 60th anniversary. He was the father of Lisa Reilly of Charlottesville VA, Brendan Reilly of Boulder CO and Joseph Reilly also of Windsor. He cherished his daughter-in-law Rome Reilly and was devoted to his six...
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Gloria Dean Stuck

September 10, 1932 - August 12, 2016

Gloria Dean (Hileman) Stuck went on to live with the Lord on Aug 12, 2016. The fourth of seven daughters born to Lloyd and Eva (Ross) Hileman, Gloria was born September 10, 1932, in Wellsburg, W.Va. She married her one and only sweetheart Albert C. Stuck on January 25, 1953, and spent the first few years of marriage as a Navy wife living in South Carolina. They returned to Wellsburg and...
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Diane E. Haley

April 8, 1945 - August 12, 2016

Diane E. Haley, 71, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2016 in Windsor. Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on April 8, 1945, she was the beloved daughter of the late Harry R. and Mary T. (Wall) Haley. Following her graduation from South Windsor High School in 1963, Diane earned her Bachelor's degree after attending the University of Bridgeport and Teikyo Post University. She...
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Dorothy Marsh

January 19, 1924 - August 12, 2016

Dorothy "Dottie" (Smith) Marsh, 92, of Windsor, beloved wife for 47 years of A. Joseph Marsh, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center with her family by her side. Born in Bar Harbor, ME on January 19, 1924, daughter of the late Ralph Fisher and Eva (Perham) Smith, she was raised in Reading, PA and was a graduate of Mt. Penn High School, Class...
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Ralph James Petillo

June 13, 1931 - August 12, 2016

PETILLO. Ralph James Petillo, 85, of Madison and formerly of Suffield, beloved husband of the late Roscille (Nelson) Petillo passed away Friday, August 12, 2016 at Brinton Manor in Glen Mills, PA. Born June 13, 1931 in Lugano, Switzerland son of the late Frank and Cathrina (Caseel) Petillo, he had lived in OH, NY and NH before moving to Suffield where he lived for 45 years before moving to...
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Mark A. LaBonte

June 23, 1965 - August 10, 2016

Mark A. LaBonté, 51, of South Windsor, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Born in Hartford to Roland LaBonté and the late Rose LaBonté, he was raised in Hartford and has been a South Windsor resident for over 27 years. As a young man, he was active in Boy Scouts and served as an Assistant Scout Leader with Troop 10, Hartford. Mark served his country with...
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Anthony J. Theodore

September 23, 1938 - August 7, 2016

Anthony J. Theodore, 77, of Deep River, husband of Patricia Theodore, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016. Born in Hartford, son of the late Julio and Emily (Gregorio) Theodore, he was raised in Bloomfield and worked as an auto mechanic during his working career and in retirement was a companion to senior citizens. Anthony served in the United States Marine Corp and was a long time member of the...
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Diane Marie Buescher

July 10, 1940 - August 7, 2016

Diane Marie (Chiles) Buescher, 76, of Avon, beloved wife of the late Edward Buescher, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016. She was born in Toledo, Ohio. Diane was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Nieset) Chiles, and raised in Flat Rock, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan and in 1969 she moved to Avon. An active member of the community, she participated in the Avon...
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Warren C. Webb

December 20, 1929 - August 7, 2016

WEBB. Warren C. Webb, 86, of Enfield and formerly of Suffield for over 40 years, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016. Born December 20, 1929 in Yonkers, NY son of the late Chester and Florence (Mcdonald) Webb. He grew up in Yonkers and after high school he entered the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Guam. After serving his country he attended and graduated from R...
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Steven Keaton, Sr.

September 14, 1973 - August 6, 2016

Steven "Big Pers" Keaton, Sr., 42, of New Britain, formerly of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Born in Hartford to the late David and Simmie-Lee (Porter) Keaton, he lived most of his life in Hartford before settling in New Britain one year ago. Steven's personality was just as big, if not bigger, than his stature and he enjoyed getting sharply dressed and going to...
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Owen R. Laing

November 2, 1961 - August 6, 2016

Owen R. Laing, 54, of Hartford, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016. Born in Jamaica, WI, he lived in Hartford most of his life. He had been a carpenter and drove truck for Sleepy's . He leaves his mother Remelda Henry of Bloomfield; 4 sons Andrew, Omari, and Jakari Laing and Jordan Bailey; three daughters Mavine Laing and Shakiya and Shadrea Harvey; three brothers Frederick, Morris and Oswell...
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Dickson Caldwell Brown, Jr.

July 24, 1945 - August 6, 2016

Dickson Caldwell Brown Jr., 71, of South Windsor, beloved husband to Louisa (DePasquale) Brown, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016 at his home. Son of the late Dickson Caldwell Brown and Christina (White) Brown, he was born in Jersey City, NJ on July 24, 1945. An incredibly hardworking and devoted husband and father, Dick gave everything he could to his family. He was a man of substance and...
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Beryle Giuca

January 5, 1925 - August 5, 2016

Beryle (Buckler) Giuca, 91, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late Joseph Giuca, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 5, 2016. Born in Natick, MA, the daughter of the late Alden and Marion (Sawyer) Buckler, she grew up and lived in Natick, MA and Manchester before moving to Vernon in 1990. She worked in the business office of Manchester Memorial Hospital for over 35 years before retiring in...
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Raymond K. Morin

November 7, 1935 - August 4, 2016

Raymond K. Morin, Sr., 80½ of South Windsor passed away peacefully at home on Thursday 04 AUG 2016, under Hospice Care, in South Windsor, CT, with his family at his side, after a long battle with cancer. He was born at home in New Bedford, MA on 07 NOV 1935, the son of the late Ovila David Peter and Olga Cunha (Madeiros) Morin. He grew up in New Bedford, and his life was one of hard work. ...
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Ronald Joseph Papile

October 7, 1968 - August 4, 2016

Ronald Joseph Papile, 47, of Granby, beloved husband for 21 years of Jennie Lynn (Dean) Papile, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by his family. Born in New Rochelle, NY on October 7, 1968, son of Rosemarie (Lore) Papile of Brookfield, and the late John Papile, he was raised in Farmingville, NY and had lived in Brookfield, Naugatuck, and...
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John Rogovich, Jr.

October 2, 1922 - August 3, 2016

John Rogovich Jr., 93, of Windsor, beloved husband of Anna (Marov) Rogovich, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Born in Nerezine, Italy to the late John Sr. and Maria (Zorovich) Rogovich, he moved to New York City in 1950 where he met his wife. John and Anna lived in Queens where they raised their sons. John retired from the NYC Board of Education and was able to travel...
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Bruce Howard Boehm

February 23, 1946 - August 3, 2016

Bruce Howard Boehm of Granby, CT, beloved husband of Lorna Rae (Zapata) Boehm, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the age of 70. Bruce was born in Bergen County, NJ to the late Gerhard and Lillian (Bursian) Boehm. He was raised in New Jersey and has been a Connecticut resident for over 35 years. He found his passion for flying as a young man and was a demonstration pilot, a...
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Joyce Beals

January 21, 1925 - August 3, 2016

Joyce Beals, 91, of East Windsor, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on August 3, 2016. Joyce was born in the Canadian province of Ontario and later moved to Connecticut as a young girl. She was the beloved daughter of the late Roy and Anne (DeWitt) Cluff and a graduate of Bulkeley High School. Joyce was a remarkable person who was determined to make her way through life in...
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Debra Myles

November 18, 1955 - August 3, 2016

Debra (Haberern) Myles, 60, of Vernon, loving wife of 39 years to James Myles, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital with her family at her side. Born in Hartford, the daughter of Irene (Peterson) Haberern of Coventry and the late Eric Haberern, she grew up and lived in Coventry and Manchester before moving to Vernon 28 years ago. She was a graduate of...
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Carolyn Darrow Rood Sweetland

May 31, 1925 - August 2, 2016

Carolyn Darrow (Rood) Sweetland, 91, of Bloomfield, CT, beloved wife of the late Richard Newton Sweetland, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016. She was born in Mount Kisco, NY on May 31, 1925 to the late Kingsland and Margaret (Stillman) Rood and raised in Briarcliff Manor, NY. Carolyn was the first Vassar College student to receive a BA in International Relations. This instilled in her a...
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Brian J. Giard

April 19, 1962 - August 2, 2016

Brian J. Giard, 54, of Ellington, beloved husband of Janice Messino Giard, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Born in Manchester, son of Henry and Carol (Dupuis) Giard of Vernon; he was raised in Vernon and graduated from Rockville High School and attended technical school for HVAC work. He had been an alter server at St. Bernard's Church as a young boy. Brian was employed by the Coca Cola...
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Gilberte H. Cyr

April 9, 1920 - August 2, 2016

Gilberte H. Cyr, 96, of South Windsor, formerly of Newington, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Woodlake at Tolland after a brief illness. Gilberte was born April 9, 1920 and grew up in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada before getting married to the late Louis Cyr, relocating to West Hartford in 1950, and then to South Windsor in 2001. She is survived by her son, Roderique (Rick)...
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Mary E. Trzcinski

May 7, 1917 - July 31, 2016

Mary E. Trzcinski, 99, peacefully passed away on Sunday, July, 31, 2016 at St. Mary Home in West Hartford where she resided for just over 2 years. She was a resident of Hartford for most of her life. She was born in Hartford on May 7, 1917 the 5th and youngest child of the late Andrew and Catherine (Rusinowska) Kuzma. Mary was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers. She is survived by...
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James F. Olsen

November 8, 1927 - July 31, 2016

James (Jim) F. Olsen, age 88, formerly from Granby, CT and Southwick, MA, passed away peacefully at the Suffield House surrounded by family on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Jim was born in New Brunswick, NJ on November 8, 1927 to James F., Sr. and Marybell Chandler (Lake) Olsen. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nancy L. (Gillis) Olsen, sister, Carolyn C. Mugavin and sons Andrew, Peter and...
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Brian Scott Saunders

August 2, 1961 - July 30, 2016

Brian Scott Saunders, 54, of North Granby, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2016, surrounded by his family at his home. Born in Hartford on August 2, 1961, son of Richard Thomas and Beverly (Stevenson) Saunders, he was a lifelong resident of Granby and was a graduate Granby Memorial High School, Class of 1979. Brian was a great athlete and during high school he played soccer and baseball and...
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Ardsley Allen Lahart

July 27, 1927 - July 30, 2016

Ardsley Allen "Archie" Lahart, 87, beloved husband of Linda Lahart, went to sleep in the Lord's arms on Saturday, July 30, 2016, while at Manchester Manor Health Care Center. Archie was born in Daytona Beach, FL to the late William Edward and Mary Ella (Tossell) Lahart on July 27, 1929, and grew up in Florida and Canada. Archie proudly served our country in The United States Army. He worked in...
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Frederick E. Wanegar

August 6, 1929 - July 30, 2016

Frederick E. Wanegar, 86, of Tolland, CT, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Woodlake at Tolland Health Center, surrounded by his family. Born in Rockville on August 6, 1929 to the late Everett and Helen (Orcutt) Wanegar, he grew up and was a lifelong resident of Tolland. Frederick was a cabinet maker by trade and was a skilled woodworker. Frederick was a Master Mason at the Fayette Lodge ...
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Michael Justin Campbell

September 18, 1994 - July 28, 2016

Michael Justin Campbell, 21, of Bloomfield, beloved son of Leon and Shelby, and loving brother of Leon, II, Stephen, Marcus, David, Nicole, Sharon, and Shanta, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Born in Hartford on September 18, 1994, Michael was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield, attended Bloomfield Public Schools and he was a graduate of the Metropolitan Learning Center, Class of 2012. ...
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Lizza Williams

July 28, 2016

WILLIAMS. Lizza D. Williams passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. She is survived by her beloved husband, Ferdinand E. Williams; her mother, Lucille Theodore; a daughter, Afiya Theodore; two step- sons, Quincy and Kwesi Williams; three sisters, a brother, five nephews and two nieces. Her family will receive friends Friday, August 5, 2016 from 9-10 AM at Carmon...
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Raymond A. Brandoli

June 19, 1927 - July 28, 2016

Raymond A. Brandoli, 89, of South Windsor, CT passed on July 28, 2016. Born June 19, 1927 in Springfield, MA Raymond was the son of the late Amando and Caroline Brandoli.He is survived by his loving wife, Ersilia of 65 years; his four children Richard Brandoli and his wife Effie of Attleboro MA, Rosemarie Patterson and her husband Chick of Agawam MA, June Ellen Wheeler and her husband Richard of...
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Valda Valerie Clarke

March 3, 1937 - July 27, 2016

Valda Valerie Clarke, 79, of Hartford passed away, Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born March 3, 1937 in the district of Cave Valley, St. Ann, Jamaica daughter of the late Cecil and Clementina Clarke, she was one of 11 siblings. She is survived by her children, Jacqueline F. Haughton and a son-in-law, Basil Haughton, Janice Foster, Ernesto Foster, Anise...
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Christopher Stanley Ziemnicki

October 1, 1966 - July 27, 2016

Christopher Stanley Ziemnicki, 49, of Stratford, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at his home. Born in Springfield, MA on October 1, 1966, son of the late Joseph and Carolyn (Kuta) Ziemnicki, he was raised in Enfield, attended Enfield Public Schools and was a graduate of Fermi High School, Class of 1984. After high school, Chris continued his education and graduated from...
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Stanley J. Swart

July 27, 2016

Stanley J. Swart, 58, of Granby, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Born in Hartford, son of the late Stanley and Mae (DeFronzo) Swart, he lived most all his life in the Granby area. He was a stone mason for many years with Blue Stone Masonry. Stanley had a heart of gold and was always the life of the party. It came easy to him making everyone around him laugh with his powerful sense of humor,...
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Mary O'Sullivan

December 13, 1928 - July 27, 2016

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mary (Sullivan) O'Sullivan, 87, of Windsor, wife of the late Patrick O'Sullivan on July 27, 2016. She was born on December 13, 1928 in Killorglin, County Kerry, Ireland to the late Catherine (Connor) and Cornelius Sullivan. Mary emigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1947 at the age of 19. She lived in Windsor for over 50 years and...
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Alfred Gineo

September 7, 1937 - July 27, 2016

Alfred "Fred" Gineo, 78, of Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Giovanni and Sebastiana (Abramo) Gineo, he grew up in Hartford and lived in Vernon for most of his life. Fred enjoyed cooking, baking and Sunday dinners with his family and friends. He is survived by his children, Tamara Gineo of Arizona, and Scott Gineo of Ellington; his brother,...
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Terry S. Capshaw

July 30, 1927 - July 27, 2016

Terry S. Capshaw, 88, died peacefully on July 27, 2016. He was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on July 30, 1927. He was the only child born to Edith (Austin) and Willard, "Bill" Capshaw. Terry's family re-located to Connecticut where he attended the Torrington public school system, graduating from Torrington High School in 1945. Terry's plan to attend college was briefly interrupted by his...
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Elizabeth Nelligan

February 28, 1929 - July 27, 2016

Elizabeth "Bette" (Daley) Nelligan, 87, of Canton and formerly of Avon, beloved wife of the late Robert J. Nelligan, passed away, Tuesday, July 27, 2016. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late John and Esther (Bailey) Daley, she was raised there and received her undergraduate degrees from Central Connecticut State Teachers College and her Masters and 6th Year Certificate from St. Joseph's...
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Harry Risedorf

February 10, 1920 - July 26, 2016

Harry Risedorf, 96, of Ellington and formerly of Winsted, longtime companion of 39 years to Lillian Luginbuhl, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Woodlake at Tolland. Born in Ilion, NY, the son of the late Harry and Grace (Elmore) Risedorf, he grew up and lived in New York and Winsted before moving to Ellington over 39 years ago. He was a graduate of Duke University, Class of 1941. Harry...
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Judi and Lou Friedman

July 26, 2016

Judi and Lou Friedman passed away peacefully at their home on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. They are survived by their three children: Kim Friedman (Vermont), Dana Friedman (California) and Seth Friedman (Vermont); their children's spouses; and four grandchildren. Judi and Lou lived full lives characterized by passion, political activism, a commitment to family, and strongly-held beliefs about the...
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Tony Lorenzo Wright

December 27, 1955 - July 25, 2016

Tony Lorenzo Wright of Tacoma, beloved husband of Barbara J. Wright went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, July 25, 2016. Born in Palatka, Florida, son of the late Linda (Shephard) Bowen, father, Rudolph Bowen and paternal father, Joe Wright, he was raised in Hartford, Connecticut and graduated from Loomis Chaffee School. He attended Linfield College in Oregon and graduated...
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Michael J. DiBella, Jr.

August 27, 1935 - July 25, 2016

Michael J. DiBella, Jr., 80, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born and raised in Hartford, he was the beloved son of the late Michael and Maria (Ferriroli) DiBella. Following his high school graduation, Mike served faithfully in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, followed by service with the U.S. Reserves. Mike continued his service...
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Herbert G. Hoyne

December 18, 1940 - July 23, 2016

Herbert G. Hoyne, 75, loving husband of Ann Marie Hoyne, passed away unexpectedly while in Chicago on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Herbert was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 18, 1940 to the late Herbert and Elizabeth (Mahon) Hoyne. He was a graduate of Massapequa High School in Long Island. Herbert faithfully served our country in the United States Navy. He would settle in South Windsor, CT...
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Alex T. Zimmer

June 30, 1989 - July 23, 2016

Alex Thomas Zimmer, 27, of Tolland died on Saturday, July 23, 2016 as a result of a heroin overdose after 2 ½ years of sobriety. Alex was born on June 30, 1989 in Hartford, CT. Alex is survived by his mother Laura Rankin and her husband Eric of South Windsor, his father, John Zimmer and his longtime companion Cindy Eastman of Windsor Locks. He also leaves his four brothers Andrew Zimmer,...
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Annis B. Gordon

March 4, 1942 - July 23, 2016

Annis B. Gordon, 74, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 23, 2016. She was loved by all and we will miss her greatly. Annis is survived by her loving husband Richard Gordon; her sons, Gladston Gordon and his wife Celia, Malcolm Gordon, Robert Gordon and Charles Gordon; her daughters Jenilee "Yvonne" Gordon and Crissie Gordon-Steer and her husband Rico; her brothers Hallie Ebanks...
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Josephine Urofsky

October 18, 1937 - July 22, 2016

Josephine Ann (Mascaro)Urofsky, 78, of Boynton Beach, Florida passed away Friday July 22, 2016 at TrustBridge Hospice, Boynton Beach, Florida. Born October 18, 1937 in Hartford, daughter of the late Frank and Savina (Cordiliko) Mascaro. She lived in Florida most of her life but also lived in Windsor, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, New York and the Bahamas where she was a Chef at many great...
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Dwight S. Austin

March 3, 1963 - July 22, 2016

Dwight S. Austin, 53, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 22, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford to the late Bryson and Mattie (Morton) Austin, he was raised in Hartford and lived most of his life in Bloomfield. Dwight ran his own landscaping business and in his spare time enjoyed gardening, classic and vintage cars, especially Chevrolets, and spending time with his...
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Jean W. Scheffler

October 16, 1927 - July 22, 2016

Jean W. Scheffler, 88, of Avon, wife of the late Gunter Arthur Scheffler, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Joseph L. and Florence (Musty) Wodall, she lived in New Britain moving to Avon in 1971. Jean earned a MA in Special Education and taught special education for the East Windsor School System for many years before her retirement. She was awarded the...
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Alf Johannes Abrahamsen

October 21, 1937 - July 21, 2016

Alf Johannes Abrahamsen The Apostle Paul writes in Holy Scripture that the joy of the Lord is our strength. Proverbs reminds us that "a merry heart is as good as any medicine." On October 21, 1937, God gave to us an ambassador of joy and laugher when Alf Johannes was born in Lista, Norway to Martin & Severine Abrahamsen. Johannes migrated to the US in 1962 and lived in Brooklyn, NY. ...
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Donald Joseph Lisk

December 29, 1941 - July 21, 2016

Donald Joseph Lisk, 74, of Vernon, CT, beloved husband of 49 years to Cheryl (Marvin) Lisk, passed away unexpectedly at Rockville General Hospital on Thursday, July 21, 2016. He was born in Manchester, CT, on December 29, 1941 to the late Harold and Gertrude (Pschicholtz) Lisk. He was a graduate of Howell Cheney Technical High School. Drafted into the United States Army where he faithfully served...
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Francine Greenstein Liftig

February 19, 1924 - July 21, 2016

Francine Greenstein Liftig, a resident of Avon for 63 years, passed away at the Avon Health Center July 21, 2016 in her 93rd year. Fran was an internationally recognized artist, an Army wife through two wars, a sharpshooter, yoga instructor, and a gifted spiritualist. She was born in New Britain in 1924 to the late Dr. Charles Greenstein and Dorothy Ziering Greenstein, and was a graduate of New...
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Loretta Byrd King

December 30, 1944 - July 20, 2016

Loretta Byrd King, age 71, beloved wife of 49 years of Clarke King, Sr., passed away peacefully on July 20, 2016 after a long illness. Born in Hartford, CT to the late Judge and Evelyn (Gibson) Byrd, she was a Hartford High School graduate and lived in Hartford all of her life. Loretta was an LPN for 33 years and was employed by Hartford Hospital and The Bloomfield Health Care Center from where...
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Sylvia Permutter Salad

September 11, 1920 - July 20, 2016

Sylvia Perlmutter Salad, affectionately known as Nanny, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on July 20, 2016 just shy of her 96th birthday. Sylvia was born in Willimantic, CT on September 11, 1920, the daughter of Rebecca and Samuel Kantrowitz. Our matriarch leaves behind her children, Marcy and Tony Stabile, David and Bonnie Salad, and Bruce and Zevie Salad. She leaves her...
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Brian J. Dee

February 4, 1958 - July 19, 2016

DEE. Brian J. Dee, 58, of Agawam, MA, beloved husband of Lisa (Vishaway) Dee passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 19, 2016 as a result of an automobile accident. Born February 4, 1958 in Troy, NY son of the late Arthur and Mary (Gaffney) Dee. He lived in Southampton for many years before moving to Agawam. Brian was a true entrepreneur; he was co-founder of Vizconnect, Inc. and Uthriv as well...
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Madge Eudora Walker

February 12, 1935 - July 18, 2016

Madge Eudora Walker, 81, formerly of Hartford and Bloomfield, Connecticut passed away peacefully on Monday, July 18, 2016. Born in Jamaica to the late Clementina Lee, she came to the US as a young woman and lived most of her life in Hartford where she attended Horace Bushnell Congregational Church Congregational Church and later Immanuel Congregational Church. She was a dedicated nurses' aide...
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Dana R. Tracy

June 24, 1965 - July 18, 2016

Dana R. Tracy, 51, of Vernon, loving husband of Amy (Page) Tracy, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016 at Hartford Hospital with his family by his side. He is the son of Reverends Roland and Faith (O'Donal) Tracy of Tolland. He graduated from Tolland High School, Class of 1984. He was a self-employed roofer/contractor. He had a love for writing music, singing and playing his guitar, camping,...
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Lady Monica Banta

September 25, 1941 - July 18, 2016

Lady Monica (Byrne) Banta, 74, of Ellington, loving wife of 43 years to Reynaldo "Rey" Banta, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 18, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Whitehall, Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Constance (Ferguson) Byrne. In 1958 at the age of 17 she came to the United States with her mother and 3 of her siblings to join her...
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David A. Bruhin

July 17, 2016

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John D. Mimnaugh

June 7, 1923 - July 17, 2016

John (Jack) D. Mimnaugh, Sr. of Simsbury, passed away July 17, 2016 in the company of his treasured wife Nancy Paine- Mimnaugh. Jack was born June 7, 1923, to the late John Joseph Mimnaugh, VMD and Cynthia (Deuel) Mimnaugh in Brooklyn, NY. Jack grew up in Granville, NY and New Canaan, CT. After graduating from St. Basil's School in Stamford, he entered Springfield College. However, with WWII...
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Laura Michele Kalafus Sarazin

May 26, 1968 - July 17, 2016

Laura Michele Kalafus Sarazin passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016 after a fiercely fought battle with breast cancer. She was born in McCandless Township, PA in 1968. The family moved to Simsbury, CT in 1971 and to East Granby in 1980. Laura worked as office manager at Richard Kirchbaum, DDS in Granby, Comprehensive Dental Care in West Hartford, Town & Country Veterinary Associates in Vernon,...
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Joyce E. Beaulieu

July 31, 1945 - July 17, 2016

Joyce E. Beaulieu, 70, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Robert Beaulieu, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford to the late Stewart and Mary (Pierson) Waterhouse, she lived most of her life in Windsor. Joyce enjoyed crafts and puzzles, but her true passion was spending time with her husband boating and going to car races. She is survived by...
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Nancy Gerich

November 2, 1937 - July 16, 2016

Nancy (Ciechowski) Gerich, 78, of Tolland, CT, beloved wife of the late Warren J. Gerich, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Rockville General Hospital. She was born in Rockville, CT on November 2, 1937 to the late Stephen and Beatrice (Grumbach) Ciechowski. Nancy was a lifelong resident of the Rockville and Tolland communities, but also made a home for herself and her late husband in...
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Vincent S. Druzolowski

August 15, 1923 - July 16, 2016

DRUZOLOWSKI. Vincent S. Druzolowski, 92, of Suffield passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Crestfield Rehab Center in Manchester, CT. Born August 15, 1923, he was a lifelong resident of Suffield and a WWII veteran serving with the US Army. He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Young and a grandson, David Young of Manchester; his son, Michael Druzolowski and his wife Mary Lou of Enfield. ...
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Saverio Francis Maulucci

December 12, 1928 - July 15, 2016

Saverio Francis Maulucci, 87, of South Windsor, CT, passed away Friday 7/15/2016 after a brief illness and now joins his beloved wife Nancy in eternal rest. Born in Hartford on December 12, 1928, he lived in South Windsor for over 50 years. He worked many different occupations, including accounting at The Institute Of Living and as a waiter at "The Rib Room" in The Hotel Sonesta and at Cavey's...
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Solomon Augustus Reid

January 28, 1943 - July 15, 2016

Solomon Augustus Reid, 73, of Manchester, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Wakefield, Trelawny, Jamaica, West Indies on January 28, 1943, son of the late Percival and Ina (Jarrett) Reid, he was raised in Trelawny, Jamaica and had lived in Hartford and East Hartford before moving to Manchester 15 years ago. Solomon worked for many years at Genesis Healthcare...
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Stanley Charles Gardocki

August 23, 1920 - July 15, 2016

On Friday, July 15, 2016, Stanley Charles Gardocki entered the gates of heaven into the arms of his Lord. Stanley left this earth with the same quiet dignity that he lived his life. He was born August 23, 1920 in Suffield, son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Zielinski) Gardocki. He lived in Suffield all his life. He graduated from Suffield Academy and received a Bachelor's Degree in...
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Elliott M. Brown

November 4, 1935 - July 14, 2016

Elliott M. Brown, Jr., 80, of Vernon, beloved husband of over 59 years to Lenora (Board) Brown, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Rockville General Hospital. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Elliott and Margaret (Laing) Brown, he grew up and lived in Vernon for most of his life. Elliott proudly served his country for 22 years in the armed forces. He retired in 1974...
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Peter Douglas Ahlstrin

July 25, 1987 - July 14, 2016

Peter Douglas Ahlstrin, of East Granby, passed away on July 14, 2016. Peter was born in Harford, on July 25, 1987, son of Carol Giuca Ahlstrin. Peter graduated from East Granby High School in 2005 where he was a three sport athlete and later attended Westfield State University. He had been employed at Enterprise Rental Car for over ten years, but his real passion was the East Granby Volunteer...
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