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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

Louis William Ford, Jr.

February 29, 1948 - September 21, 2017

Louis William Ford, Jr., 69, of Hebron, CT, beloved husband of Joyce (Jennings) Ford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2017, with his wife by his side. Born in Crewe, VA to Daisy (Bland) Ford and the late Louis W. Ford Sr., he has lived most of his life in Hebron. Louis worked many years as a machinist at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and...
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James A. Bassett

October 22, 1927 - September 21, 2017

James A. Bassett, 89, of Avon, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017. Born in Bristol, son of the late Joseph I. and Mae N. (Anderson) Bassett, he was raised in Bristol. He graduated as Valedictorian of Bristol High School Class of 1945 and Magna Cum Laude from Yale Class of 1948 with a BS in Economics. James served in the US Air Force as a Major during the Korean...
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John Taylor Adams

August 28, 1936 - September 20, 2017

John “Jack” Taylor Adams, 81, of Granby, best friend and beloved husband for 63 years of Gail (Smith) Adams, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home. Born in Springfield, MA on August 28, 1936, son of the late Norman and Alice (Taylor) Adams, he was raised in West Suffield and later moved to East...
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Brendan J. Doherty

May 23, 1952 - September 20, 2017

Brendan J. Doherty, 65, of East Granby, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at St. Francis Hospice. Born in Bronx, NY to the late John and Rosemary (Ohlweiler) Doherty, he has been a resident of East Granby for over 57 years. Brendan was a member of St. Bernard Church in Tariffville, Elks Lodge in Hartford, Enfield American Legion,...
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Francis Simcic, Jr.

January 2, 1951 - September 19, 2017

Francis “Fran” Simcic Jr., 66, of Vernon, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Karen Simcic, his daughter and son-in law, Ashley and Christopher Zaugg of Colchester, his son, Cole Simcic of Vernon, and his adored granddaughter, Harper Zaugg. Born...
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Nancy Dodie Lyhne

January 27, 1926 - September 19, 2017

Nancy Eudora “Dodie” (Berlew) Lyhne, 91, of Avon, beloved wife of the late Borge Lyhne, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Born in Orange, PA, daughter of the late George and Myrtle (Lamoreaux) Berlew, she had lived in Avon for over 60 years. Dodie graduated from Bloomsburg State Teacher’s College in Bloomsburg, PA, now...
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Jean Elizabeth Thomas

March 15, 1957 - September 18, 2017

Jean Elizabeth Thomas, 60, of Windsor beloved wife, mother and friend was peacefully called home to her Lord on September 18, 2017, surrounded by her family at her home. She was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica, West Indies on March 15, 1957, daughter of Delores (Morris) McKellar of Peekskill, NY and the late Lester Alexander McKellar. She was raised in Jamaica...
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Stephanie M. French

February 20, 1948 - September 18, 2017

Stephanie M. French, 69, of Boston, MA and formerly of Granby and Farmington, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017, at Boston Medical Center. Born in McKeesport, PA on February 20, 1948, daughter of the late Stephen and Margaret (Fazekas) Szoke, she was raised in Duquesne, PA and had lived in Granby for 20 years and in Farmington for 5 years...
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Gurdip Singh

December 13, 1947 - September 18, 2017

Gurdip Singh of South Windsor passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on September 18, 2017. Gurdip lived his life with kindness, generosity and authenticity and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Born in 1947 during the partition of India and Pakistan, Gurdip attended the India Institute of Technology (Kanpur) on a merit scholarship. He then moved to the...
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William B. Zboray

May 3, 1934 - September 17, 2017

William B. Zboray, 83, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of the late Constance (Rawson) Zboray, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Born in Greenwich to the late Benjamin and Anna (Frano) Zboray, he lived most of his life in Greenwich and has been a Bloomfield resident for the last 11 years. Bill, as he was known, was an eighth grade American...
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Avis Ella Rackliffe

November 29, 1928 - September 17, 2017

Avis Ella (Budrow) Rackliffe, 88, of East Hartford, formerly of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Everett “Tony” Rackliffe of 69 years passed away peacefully with her beloved family by her side, on Sunday September 17, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Myrtle (DeMerchant) Budrow. Avis was devoted to her family and the love of being...
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Bernice Taylor Wright

April 16, 1921 - September 16, 2017

WRIGHT. Bernice Taylor Wright, 96, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Willie Wright passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born April 16, 1921 in Saluda, SC daughter of the late Ernest and Viola (Mathis) Taylor. She lived in Hartford before moving to Windsor 40 years ago. Prior to retiring, Bernice had been...
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Nicholas Andrew Cowles

February 10, 1999 - September 16, 2017

Nicholas Andrew Cowles, of Farmington, CT, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Nicholas was born on February 10, 1999. During his life, he overcame many challenges while teaching all those around him to have compassion, patience, and express love. Nicholas enjoyed attending Farmington Public Schools where he was active...
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Carol B. Wheeler

August 3, 1946 - September 16, 2017

Carol B. Wheeler, 71, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Carl W. Wheeler, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, in Granby. Born in Scranton, PA on August 3, 1946, daughter of the late Anthony and Sophie (Grabowski) Jaworski, she was raised in Hartford and was a graduate of Bulkeley High School. Carol later lived in Ellington and East...
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Veron Benjamin Bent

November 6, 1949 - September 15, 2017

Veron Benjamin Bent, 67, of Windsor, beloved husband of Josephine Kelly-Bent, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. Born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, West Indies on November 6, 1949, son of the late Stanley and Eurcy (Salmon) Bent, he was raised in Jamaica and worked as a police officer in Kingston and St. Andrew,...
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Claire F. Peltier

November 11, 1926 - September 15, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Claire F. (Fortier) Peltier, 90, of Simsbury CT, formerly of Wilbraham, MA, on September 15, 2017. Born on November 11, 1926, in Manchester, NH, Claire was the devoted daughter of the late Marie Ange (Lanciault) & Sylvio Fortier. Claire was predeceased by her loving husband Armand Peltier...
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Patricia F. Aylward

September 8, 1930 - September 14, 2017

Patricia (Fallon) Aylward, 87, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late John R. Aylward, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at her home with her family at her side. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Francis and Edna (Rouillard) Fallon, she grew up and lived in Fall River, and has lived in Vernon, Connecticut for...
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Roberta M. Weigert

May 18, 1948 - September 13, 2017

Roberta M. (Tierney) Weigert, 69, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late Andrew R. Weigert III, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at her home. Roberta was the daughter of the late Raymond J. and Mary E. (Sullivan) Tierney. Roberta was educated in the Manchester school system, and was a graduate of St. Francis School of Nursing. After graduation, she...
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Susan G. Walker

October 4, 1944 - September 13, 2017

WALKER. Susan G. Walker, 72, of Suffield, CT beloved wife of Ralph E. Walker passed away suddenly Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born October 4, 1944 in Hartford daughter of the late Harry and Marilyn (Coons) Greaves. Susan lived in Enfield for many years before moving to Suffield 12 years ago. She was an active and faithful member for more the 40...
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Joan M. Jordan

January 11, 1930 - September 13, 2017

Joan M. Jordan, 87, of Windsor Locks, beloved wife of the late Ernest Jordan, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Born in Hartford to the late Bertrand and Flora (Roberts) McNamara, she lived in Windsor for many years with her family before settling in Windsor Locks over 20 years ago. Joan was a member of St. Mary Church in Windsor...
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Peter T. Arnold

December 19, 1945 - September 13, 2017

Peter T. Arnold, 71, of Glastonbury, beloved husband of Anne-Marie (Maier) Arnold, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Born in Hartford to the late Harold and Marion (Wiggins) Arnold, he recently moved to Glastonbury after living in Southington, Windsor and South Windsor. Peter was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Windsor...
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Cleveland J. Barlow, Jr.

January 4, 1938 - September 12, 2017

Cleveland J. Barlow, Jr., 79, passed away September 12, 2017. He was born in Hartford on January 4, 1938, son of the late Cleveland J. Barlow, Sr. and Rosetta Nelms Barlow. Cleveland worked in the furniture distribution department of Filene's Department Store and retired after many years of service. He was an avid Mets fan, orator, and historian who had seen...
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Gordon Cossitt Wright

May 13, 1923 - September 12, 2017

Gordon Cossitt Wright, 94, of East Hartland beloved husband of the late Margaret Cecilia (Milligan) Wright, answered eight bells on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Born on Mother’s Day, May 13, 1923 at Pendleton Hospital in Granby, CT, he was the oldest son of the late Frederick Cossitt Wright and Catherine Ann (Avery) Wright. A proud US Navy veteran,...
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Doris B. Austin

August 6, 1933 - September 12, 2017

Doris B. Austin, 84, of Windsor, beloved wife of Charles Austin Jr., passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Born in Hartford to the late Raymond and Mary (Case) Bradley, she has been a Windsor resident for over 59 years and was a member of Wintonbury Baptist Church in Bloomfield. Doris enjoyed reading but her true pleasure came from caring...
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Georgette Marie Nadeau Creagan

January 29, 1923 - September 12, 2017

Georgette Marie Nadeau Creagan, 94, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late John P. Creagan Sr., died peacefully on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at a local convalescent home, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 29, 1923 in Ste. Marie de Beauce, Quebec, daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Anna Turmel Nadeau. Georgette came to the U.S....
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Joseph M. Alpert

June 30, 1942 - September 12, 2017

Joseph M. Alpert, 75, of Manchester CT, beloved husband of Sheila (Zelman) Alpert, died on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Manchester Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 30, 1942, son of the late Elias and Helen (Mones) Alpert. Joe grew up in Boston, MA, and graduated from English High School in Boston, Class of 1961;...
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Bethuel Barnum

August 29, 1939 - September 12, 2017

Bethuel Melvin “Mel” Barnum Jr., 78, of Avon, passed away on September 12, 2017. Born in Kingston, NY, Mel was the beloved son of the late Anna Elizabeth and Bethuel Melvin Barnum, Sr., and a graduate of Kerhonkson High School, Kerhonkson, NY. During summers, he worked at the Nevele in Ellenville, NY. He was a proud Fort Schuyler...
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Margaret Coldwell

March 14, 1925 - September 11, 2017

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, Margaret "Peggy” Coldwell, age 92, of Avon, CT, on September 11, 2017. She was born on March 14, 1925, in Detroit, MI, to the late Elliot and Bertha Mill. Elliot was an executive at General Motors and relocated frequently. As a result, Peggy and her dear sister, and closest...
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Barbara Ann Sycz

September 29, 1946 - September 11, 2017

Barbara Ann Sycz, 70, of Newington, beloved wife for 33 years of Walter L. Sycz, Jr., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 11, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Manchester on September 29, 1946, daughter of the late Rocco and Sarah (Falcetta) Lupacchino, she was raised in Manchester and attended Verplanck Elementary School, Barnard...
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Lisa Lynn Lukas

August 21, 1968 - September 10, 2017

Lisa Lynn (Soucier) Lukas, 49, lifelong resident of Vernon, beloved wife and soulmate of Thomas Lukas, passed away unexpectedly at home, on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Lisa was born in Vernon on August 21, 1968 to the late Gilman and Aldene (Bossie) Soucier. She graduated from Rockville High School and worked as an administrative assistant with visiting nurses. She...
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Richard W. Bouchard

November 6, 1953 - September 8, 2017

Richard W. Bouchard, 63, of Hartford, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017. Born in Hartford to the late Raymond Sr and Mary Jane (Guida) Bouchard, he has been a Hartford resident all of his life and was a past member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Hartford. Richard was a talented baseball player in his earlier years, once playing for three different teams at...
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Vonnie Cianciulli

January 25, 1948 - September 8, 2017

Yvonne “Vonnie” Cianciulli, 69, beloved wife of Nicholas J. Cianciulli of Granby, passed away at her home on Friday, September 8, 2017. Vonnie was born in Bristol on January 25, 1948, daughter of the late Roger LeBlond and Mary (Burlock) LeBlond, and resided in Granby for the past 17 years. She graduated from Torrington High School and Waterbury State...
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Leslie Norman Kerr

April 22, 1939 - September 7, 2017

Leslie Norman Kerr, 78, of Bloomfield, beloved husband for 49 years to the late Rose Zell (Brooks) Kerr, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Vauxhall in the Parish of St. Ann, Jamaica on April 22, 1939, son of the late George and Icilda (Emanuel) Kerr, he was raised in Jamaica and immigrated to...
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Neville George Redway

April 7, 1943 - September 6, 2017

Neville George Redway, 74, of Hartford, beloved husband for 49 years of Millicent Jenitta (Samuels) Redway, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home. Born in Keith, St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies on April 7, 1943, son of the late Reginald and Lucille (Hylton) Redway, he was raised in Jamaica...
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Jose A. Diaz

January 9, 1936 - September 6, 2017

Jose A. Diaz, 81 of Port St Lucie FL, formerly of Hartford, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at The Treasure Coast Hospice House, Fort Pierce FL surrounded by his family. Jose was born in Barranquilla PR, son of the late Juan and Christina (Maldonado) Diaz. He was retired from the State of CT, UCONN Health Center, where he was employed for 28 years. Jose was...
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William C. Peck

May 21, 1924 - September 6, 2017

William “Bill” Clark Peck, 93, of South Windsor passed away peacefully at home on September 6, 2017. He was the husband of Mary A. (Deegan) Duntz Peck. In addition to his wife, Mary of 38 years, Bill leaves behind his six children; William W. Peck of Matthews, NC, David D. Peck of Somers, CT, Virginia P. Johnston of Pittsford, VT, Thomas B....
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Stephen W. Merrill

December 29, 1946 - September 5, 2017

MERRILL. Stephen W. Merrill, 70, of Suffield, beloved husband of Toni (Morabito) Merrill passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Baystate Hospital, Springfield, MA. Born December 29, 1946 in Biddeford, ME, son of the late Hugh and Doris (Rumery) Merrill. He grew up in Maine before moving to Manchester, CT and later to Lynn, MA where he graduated...
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Jasmin H. Williams

February 26, 1945 - September 4, 2017

Jasmin H. Williams, 72, of East Hartford, beloved wife of 37 years of the late Rupert Williams, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 4, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Jamaica to Etheline (Gooden) Tennant and the late Hubert Tennant, she attended Brompton primary school and McGann High School in Black River St. Elizabeth and migrated to the US in 1977. She...
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Ciera-Tiye Rose Henry

January 15, 1987 - September 4, 2017

Ciera-Tiye Rose Henry, 30, of Hartford, CT, passed away at Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center surrounded by her loving family on September 4, 2017. Born in Hartford, beloved daughter of Sonia Henry and Michael Hodge, she was a lifelong area resident. She attended Conard High School, Capital Community Technical College and Goodwin College. Ciera was a...
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Jacqueline L. Belanger

May 26, 1943 - September 4, 2017

Jacqueline L. Belanger, 74, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Leonard Belanger, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, September 04, 2017. Born in Madawaska, ME to the late Gedeon and Ida (Deschaines) Levesque, she was raised in Maine and has been a Hartford resident since 1961. Jacqueline was a member of St. Augustine Church in Hartford and enjoyed...
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Elvira Mary Brunetti

January 11, 1922 - September 3, 2017

Elvira Mary Brunetti, 95, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Sebastian Brunetti, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Daughter of the late Jack Tamburro and Celeste (Macari) Tamburro, Elvira was born in New Castle, PA on January 11, 1922. She came to Connecticut at an early age before graduating from high school, and marrying her husband Sebastian....
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Maegetta Carter Wright

April 5, 1926 - September 3, 2017

Mrs. Maegetta Carter Wright, formerly of Hartford, CT departed this life peacefully on Sunday September 3, 2017. Maegetta often called Mary, grew up with the nickname "Horn", was the last of twelve (12) children born to the late Arthur Carter and Hattie Dukes Carter in, Cuthbert, Georgia. She is predeceased by all eleven of her siblings, four brothers: Major Carter...
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Pauline Fox Johndro

August 24, 1930 - September 3, 2017

Pauline (Karmazyn) Fox Johndro, 87, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully, on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Born at home, in Ellington, CT, Pauline was the daughter of the late Peter and Josephine (Wichniewicz) Karmazyn. Both of Pauline’s parents immigrated to the United States from the Ukraine in the early 1900s. Raised on her family’s farm,...
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Rosetta Eleanor Stewart

February 19, 1935 - September 3, 2017

STEWART. Rosetta Eleanor Stewart, 82, of Suffield, beloved wife of the late Rev. Howard H. Stewart passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born February 19, 1935 in Hartford, daughter of the late Clarence and Grace (Jubrey) Van Allen she lived in Suffield all her life. Rosetta was a member of Third Baptist Church, Suffield...
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John Paul Collette

June 25, 1945 - September 2, 2017

John Paul Collette, 72, of Ellington and formerly of East Windsor, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in New Brunswick, Canada on June 25, 1945, son of the late Eric and Yvonne (Richard) Collette, he was raised in Canada before moving to Connecticut with his family and settling in Hartford as a young boy. John attended...
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Paula Ruth Gorobzov

March 25, 1928 - September 1, 2017

Paula Ruth (Fineman) Gorobzov, 89, of Windsor, peacefully passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017. Paula was born in Providence, RI on March 25, 1928 and graduated from Brown University in 1950. She married Seymour Gorobzov in 1960, and the couple moved to Windsor shortly thereafter. Paula was a devoted wife and mother who took great pride in caring for her...
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Rose D. Blutt

June 2, 1926 - September 1, 2017

Rose Deckel Blutt, 91, of Farmington, Connecticut, formerly of Windsor, CT, died on September 1st, 2017. She was the mother of Jay B. Blutt, of Simsbury, CT and Mitchell J. Blutt, MD of New York, NY. She also leaves her daughters-in-law, Joni Blutt and Margo Krody Blutt as well as her grandchildren, Adam M. Blutt, Andrew B. Blutt,...
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Anthony R. Manizza

August 16, 1935 - August 31, 2017

Anthony R. Manizza of Ellington, born on August 16, 1935, to Salvatore and Florence (Tesei) Manizza, passed away on August 31. Tony was born and raised in Greenwich, CT. Tony's distinguished career in public education began in South Windsor as a teacher and then continued in Enfield as a teacher and assistant principal. The highlight of Tony's career was serving for 25 years...
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Michele Lee Hyjek

September 15, 1971 - August 31, 2017

Michele Lee (House) Hyjek, 45, of Ellington, beloved wife of Gary Hyjek, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. In addition to her loving husband of 19 years Gary, Michele is survived by her parents, Russ and Cheryl (Smith) House, her best friend Beth Lewis, niece Brooke Lewis, second Mother Peggy Reid, devoted...
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Paul Szymanczyk

September 6, 1988 - August 31, 2017

Paul Szymanczyk, 28, of South Windsor, beloved son of Piotr and Zofia, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 31, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA. Born on September 6, 1988 in Lezajsk, Poland, son of Piotr and Zofia (Baliga) Szymanczyk, he was raised in Poland until the age of six when he immigrated to the United States in 1994. Paul and his family...
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Jeffrey Paul Czapla

January 29, 1997 - August 31, 2017

Jeffrey Paul Czapla, 20, of South Windsor died unexpectedly on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Jeff was born on January 29, 1997, in Hartford, CT, the son of Richard and Karen (Schaeffer) Czapla. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Bruce Schaeffer. Jeff is survived by his loving parents and sister Sophie; his grandparents Richard and Gail Czapla of South...
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Michael Joseph Bray

October 21, 1961 - August 31, 2017

Michael Joseph Bray, 55, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Manchester, CT, on October 21, 1961, the son of Corinne (Daigneault) Durrenberger and the late, beloved, Richard N. Bray. Along with his mother Corinne, he is survived by his daughters, Mika and...
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Henry P. Wayner

September 19, 1920 - August 31, 2017

Henry P. Wayner, 96, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Shirley (VanSicklin) Wayner died peacefully August 31, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Henry was born in Manchester, the son of Walter and Sofia (Poharski) Wayner. Henry was a WW II veteran, serving our country faithfully in the United States Marine Corps. A fact that he was always very proud of. He worked for...
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Thomas P. Kalmanidis

January 2, 1992 - August 31, 2017

Thomas “Tommy” P. Kalmanidis, 25, of Broad Brook, CT passed away unexpectedly in Boston, on Thursday, August 31, 2017 and went to be with his loving Lord and Savior. Tom was born at Rockville Hospital on January 2, 1992 to Nick Kalmanidis of Greece and Brenda (Bidwell) Crockett of Ellington. Tom spent his first 10 years growing up in Ellington before moving...
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Priscilla A. Warnke

May 18, 1952 - August 30, 2017

Priscilla Anne (Morneault) Warnke, 65, of Granby, Connecticut, beloved wife of James Nelson Warnke, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. As she took her last earthly breath, family members were by her side, holding both of her hands and comforting her as she transitioned from this life to the next. She was the...
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Josephine A. Dziama

November 23, 1931 - August 29, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Josephine Dziama, the beloved wife of the late Walter Dziama, at the age of 85, on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. A self-described ‘hot ticket’, Josie was loving, funny, generous, curious, outspoken, and talked to everyone she met. She was a great cook who said there was always...
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Felix Anthony Foti

April 10, 1927 - August 29, 2017

Felix Anthony Foti, 90, of Windsor, passed away quietly on August 29, 2017 while surrounded by his family. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 10, 1927 and came to Connecticut in 1962 for a career opportunity with Combustion Engineering. Felix honorably served in the US Navy during World War II and retired as a Draftsman at Combustion Engineering. He loved sports,...
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Lloyd David Fitzpatrick Dublin

October 6, 1968 - August 28, 2017

Lloyd David Fitzpatrick Dublin, 48, of Hartford, CT, died suddenly on Monday, August 28, 2017, while on vacation in Guyana, South America. Lloyd was born in Friendship Village, E.C.D, Guyana on October 6, 1968. He was an exemplary son, father, brother, husband, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. A lover of life, people&...
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Ralph F. Caruso

October 31, 1935 - August 28, 2017

Ralph F. Caruso, 81, of Farmington, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017. Born in Tarrytown, NY, son of the late Michael J. and Harriet V. (Parnell) Caruso, he lived in the Hartford/East Hartford area for many years and served in the US Air Force. He had been an office manager for several area law and accounting firms during his career. He was a gourmet cook and...
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Thomas Keane Kelly

November 19, 1935 - August 28, 2017

Thomas Keane Kelly, 81, of Simsbury, formerly of East Granby, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017, in Simsbury. Born in Beverly, MA on November 19, 1935, son of the late Thomas James and Bridget (Keane) Kelly, Tom was the first male in his family of Irish immigrants to be born in the United States. Tom was raised in Beverly, MA and graduated...
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Rebecca Alberta Winston Duke

June 19, 1989 - August 28, 2017

Rebecca Alberta Winston Duke, 28, of Hartford, died peacefully on Monday, August 28, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital with her parents by her side. She was born on June 19, 1989 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of Philip and Vernice (Winston) Duke. Rebecca grew up in Hartford and was a graduate of Hartford High School, Law and Government Academy in 2010. She...
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Ruth Anne Cook

October 30, 1942 - August 27, 2017

Ruth Anne Cook, 74, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in Bloomfield. Born in Baltimore, MD on October 30, 1942, daughter of the late John Donald Hampshire, Sr. and Ruth R. (DeHoff) Hampshire, she was raised in Towson, MD and had lived in Germany and later in Lutherville, MD before settling in Bloomfield in 2011...
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Paul W. Regeness

April 15, 1925 - August 27, 2017

Paul William Regeness, 92, beloved and devoted husband for 68 years to Carol (McHattie) Regeness, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Sunday, August 27, 2017. Born in Patterson, NJ, son of the late Henry and Rose (Miester) Regeness, he was raised there and served as a Sgt in the US Army Air Corp during W. W. II. He lived in Nassau County...
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Shenique Kimberly Hall

November 29, 1972 - August 26, 2017

Shenique Kimberly Hall, 44, of E. Hartford, died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at UCONN Medical Center in Farmington. She was born on November 29, 1972, in Hartford, CT, the daughter of Sheila (Pugh) Hall. Shenique grew up in Hartford and attended Fox Middle School and Weaver High School. She was an active member of the Progressive Community...
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Freda Elizabeth Hayes

November 16, 1935 - August 26, 2017

Freda Elizabeth (Nolan) Hayes, 81, of North Granby, beloved wife of Roger K. Hayes, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 26, 2017, in Granby. Born in East Fairfield, VT on November 16, 1935, daughter of the late Edward S. and Eileen A. (Sturtevant) Nolan, she was raised in East Fairfield, VT before moving to Connecticut with her family as a...
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Beverly G. Sombric

November 4, 1933 - August 26, 2017

Beverly G. Sombric, 83, of Enfield, formerly of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Stanley Sombric, passed away on August 26, 2017. Daughter of the late Walter Smith and Alice Bronson Smith, Beverly was born on November 4, 1933 in Hartford and grew up in Windsor. She married Stanley Sombric in 1958, and the two moved to Enfield where they were blessed with six...
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Richard C. Mathews

December 15, 1935 - August 25, 2017

Richard C. Mathews, 81, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Farmington, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2017. Born in Bridgeport, he was a graduate of Windsor High School, Class of 1953. Richard worked as a reporter and photographer for the Hartford Times. Following his career at the newspaper, he worked for many years as a residential and commercial real estate...
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Thomas J. O'Malley

March 22, 1926 - August 25, 2017

Thomas John O’Malley, 91, beloved husband of Laverne (Twarkins) O’Malley for 57 years passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017, surrounded by his family. Tom was born in Windsor on March 22, 1926, the son of the late Thomas Francis O’Malley and Rose (Cunningham) O’Malley. He lived in Suffield, Connecticut, for the last thirty-three years&...
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Rita St. Pierre

November 4, 1952 - August 24, 2017

Rita St. Pierre, 64, beloved wife of the late Luc St. Pierre, lifelong resident of Manchester, CT passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Rita was born in Hartford on November 4, 1952 to the late Walter and Helen (Lewis) Bojarski. She was a graduate of Manchester High School and worked within aerospace doing various inspection and secretarial...
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Mildred Arlene Sikes

January 28, 1920 - August 24, 2017

Mildred Arlene Austin Sikes, 97, born on Jan. 28, 1920 and died on Aug. 24, 2017. She was the daughter of Fred and Lillian (LaFountain) Austin and the sister of Jeanette Walker and Ruth Stiles. Married in 1944 to Arthur M. Sikes, her husband predeceased her in 2012. Arlene was a lifelong resident of Suffield, and the ninth generation of Austin family members to live in the...
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Richard G. Belliveau, Jr.

October 3, 1962 - August 23, 2017

Richard G. Belliveau Jr., 54, of South Windsor, died unexpectedly while at home. Richard was born in Hartford, the son of Dorothy Belliveau and the late Richard G. Belliveau Sr. Richard was self-employed as a mason in Myrtle Beach for the past twenty years. He returned to South Windsor two years ago to provide home healthcare for his mother. Richard was an avid sports fan. He...
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Katherine Lee Motuzick

February 23, 1958 - August 23, 2017

Katherine Lee Motuzick, 59, of East Windsor, went to be with our Lord on August, 23rd, 2017. Kathy will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Kathy had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. She was generous and loved people, her family and her furry kids. Also, her friends and customers at Big Y in East Windsor and Lena’s on Route 5 in South Windsor...
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Olivette Zieminski

March 12, 1932 - August 23, 2017

Olivette (Morin) Zieminski, 83, of South Windsor, formerly of Moodus, beloved wife of the late Leonard Zieminski died peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Olivette was born in Sidney ME., the daughter of the Fortunat and Julie Poulin. She loved gardening and was espically fond of her flowers. Olivette leaves behind her sons; Lawrence Morin and his wife Carol of West...
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Jereldene Sarah Denno

January 20, 1939 - August 23, 2017

Jereldene (Morrissey-O’Brien) Denno, born Jan. 20, 1939 to James & Mildred Morrissey-O’Brien in Pittsfield, MA, loving wife of Thomas “Bo” Denno who predeceased her in 2012 passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Jere and Bo were high school sweethearts where she graduated from St. Joseph’s High School. They were...
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Audrey Lee

September 19, 1914 - August 22, 2017

Audrey Lee, 102, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Julia (Connor) Lee, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Son of the late Henry Lee and Pearl (Richardson) Lee, Audrey was born on September 19, 1914 in Springvale, GA and moved to Windsor, CT in his early years. He was a graduate of John Fitch High School Class of 1932 and honorably...
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Barbara J. Simmons

December 4, 1940 - August 22, 2017

Barbara Simmons, 76, of Hartford, beloved wife of Charley Simmons, Sr., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Born in Bogalusa, LA to the late John and Aldonia (Jefferson) Lowery, she has been a Hartford resident since 1965. Barbara worked with international currency and wire transfers for CBT and was a member of The First Cathedral in Bloomfield...
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Dustin Louis Doyon

November 20, 1990 - August 21, 2017

Electronics Technician 2nd Class Petty Officer and Certified Rescue Swimmer for the Navy, Dustin Louis Doyon, USN, 26, of Suffield, died on August 21, 2017, due to injuries sustained in a collision while serving aboard the USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) with the Navy’s 7th Fleet in Asian waters off the coast of Singapore. Dustin was born on November 20, 1990&...
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Alan J. Smith, Jr.

October 25, 1943 - August 21, 2017

Alan James Smith Jr., most recently of Avon, CT, passed away on August 21, 2017. He was born on October 25, 1943, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He married the love of his life, Marilyn Vincent Fairbanks, on August 5, 1967, and they were married for 47 years. After high school, Al joined the Army and served in Germany for 4 years. After his service...
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Gilles Rosa

January 23, 1951 - August 21, 2017

Gilles “Gil” Rosa, 66, of Southington and formerly of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 21, 2017. Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, the son of the late Phillippe and Rita (LaRoche) Rosa, he grew up in Hartford and lived in Manchester for most of his life before moving to Southington three years ago. He was a graduate of South...
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Gabrielle Baksys

March 17, 1931 - August 21, 2017

Gabrielle (Guimard) Baksys, 86, of West Hartford, beloved wife for 51 years of the late Antanas “Tony” Baksys, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017, in West Hartford. Born in France on March 17, 1931, daughter of the late Julien and Marie (Germerie) Guimard, she had lived in France before immigrating to the United States in 1956. Gabrielle...
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Chad Joseph Bernard

June 28, 1985 - August 20, 2017

Chad Joseph Bernard, 32, of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at his home. Born in Hartford on June 28, 1985, son of Teslyn (Thomas) Bernard and the late Joseph Bernard, he was raised in Hartford and was a graduate of Weaver High School. After high school, Chad continued his education at Fox Institute of Business and at Porter...
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Ruth Marion Rodgers

September 11, 1916 - August 20, 2017

Ruth Marion (Horman) Rodgers, 100, of Melbourne Beach, FL, and Vernon, CT, beloved wife of the late Richard J. Rodgers, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Born in Dracut, MA, the daughter of the late Harry and Bridget (Mullen) Horman, she grew up in the Collinsville neighborhood of Dracut with her seven late brothers and sisters. ...
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William F. Vincent

October 8, 1939 - August 20, 2017

William F. Vincent, 77, of Granby, beloved husband of Frances (Holman) Vincent, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Born in Pittsfield, MA to the late Merton and Virginia (Perry) Vincent, he has been a Granby resident for 46 years. He was a graduate of Pittsfield High School, and then went on to the University of Massachusetts and then the...
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Carol L. Lind

September 21, 1937 - August 20, 2017

Carol (Orloff) Lind, 79, of Avon, formerly of Ardsley, NY, passed away on Sunday evening, August 20, 2017, at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, George; children Paulette Ryder and her husband Steve, Lawrence Lind and his wife Lisa, and Jodi Levine and her husband Kenny. She also leaves behind her...
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Gladys Lilyan Pottinger

August 25, 1937 - August 20, 2017

Gladys L. (Glidie) Pottinger, 79, of South Windsor, beloved wife of 60 years to William Pottinger, passed away at Hartford Hospital on Sunday, August 20, 2017.Gladys was born in Hartford to the late Andrew and Lilyan (Barnowski) Glidie, on August 25, 1937. She grew up and graduated from Manchester High School. She married her sweetheart and moved to East Hartford&...
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James W. Curtis

October 23, 1943 - August 19, 2017

James William Curtis, 73, of Farmington, CT, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 19, 2017. Born on October 23, 1943 in Wilmington, NC, he was the beloved son of James Edgar and Ruth Caroline (Stauffacher) Curtis. James grew up in Chicago and married the love of his life, Kathleen Roney, in 1966. James was a proud alumnus of...
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Robert Bounds

September 30, 1928 - August 19, 2017

Robert Wiley Bounds, 88, of West Granby, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 19, 2017, in Canton. Born in Waterbury on September 30, 1928, son of the late Allen Benjamin and Dorothy Arlene (Wightman) Bounds, he was raised in Waterbury and was a graduate of Leavenworth High School. After high school, Bob enlisted in the US Army and served during...
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Lorene Preston White

June 29, 1930 - August 19, 2017

Lorene Preston White, 87, of Bloomfield, our beloved mother and grandmother, peacefully passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Lorene was born on June 29, 1930 in Bay Springs, Mississippi, daughter of the late Lillie (Hamblin) Preston. She grew up in the south and married Horace Berkley White, Sr. while residing in...
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Justin W. Sundstrom

February 19, 1993 - August 19, 2017

Justin Sundstrom, 24, of West Hartford, passed away in his home on Saturday, August 19, 2017, after complications from simultaneous bacterial/viral infections. Justin was born in Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada on February 19, 1993, the beloved son of Ralph Sundstrom, Jr., and Chantal Leduc. He was a graduate of Hall High School, Class of 2011....
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Jozef Szkoda

February 10, 1924 - August 19, 2017

Jozef Szkoda, 93, of West Hartford, beloved husband for 70 years of Emilia (Kinach) Szkoda of West Hartford, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017, at Saint Mary Home in West Hartford. Born in Marianowka Wolyn Poland on February 10, 1924, son of the late Jozef and Antonina (Makowska) Szkoda. He was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church in Tajkury. He was...
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Gladys Libby Hand

January 12, 1924 - August 18, 2017

Gladys L. Hand, age 93, passed away on August 18, 2017 at Life Care Center of Estero after two weeks of care in their skilled nursing facility. She was born in Presque Isle, Maine, on January 12, 1924, daughter of Selden E. and Blanche Akeley Libby. She is survived by her cherished family : son, Francis J. Dobosz (Mary), granddaughter, Laura van Houtryve ...
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Richard W. Ledgard

March 12, 1931 - August 18, 2017

Richard W. Ledgard of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of Elaine (Ayotte) Ledgard, passed away peacefully Aug 18, 2017 at age 86. A U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was raised in Bloomfield and settled in Windsor, where he raised a family. A lifelong member of the American Radio Relay League, he was active in local civil defense and emergency services as an amateur...
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Diane Narcissus Fiore

April 29, 1928 - August 18, 2017

Diane Narcissus Fiore, 89, of Suffield, CT, went peacefully home on the morning of Friday, August 18, 2017. Diane was born on April 29, 1928 and proudly was a resident of Suffield for 57 years. Diane spent many years, filled with loving memories, surrounded by her family. Diane is preceded in death by her devoted husband, Ralph A. Fiore, and her two...
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Harry A. Galinat

March 30, 1939 - August 17, 2017

Harry, A. Galinat, 78, of Vernon, CT., passed away at home surrounded by family, on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Harry was born in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Frederick and Lydia (Thiemecke) Galinat, on March 30, 1939. He went on to marry Carole E. Straiter in September of 1960, and the two spent their lives together until his death. Harry worked as an...
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Kathleen M. Charboneau

June 12, 1953 - August 16, 2017

Kathleen M. Charboneau, 64, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Richard Prunier, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. She was born on June 12, 1953 in Pennsylvania, daughter of the late George and Catherine (McGarvey) Shinaly. Kathleen grew up in New Britain and was a graduate of New Britain High School with the Class of 1971. She...
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Elaine Mabel Miskunas

January 25, 1931 - August 15, 2017

Elaine Mabel Miskunas, 86, of Manchester, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on January 25, 1931, daughter of the late John and Mabel (Nissen) Wilks, she was raised in Wethersfield and was a graduate of Wethersfield High School. After high school, Elaine continued her education at the Rhode Island School of...
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Eleanor S. Nelson

August 14, 2017

Eleanor (Shepard) Nelson, age 94 of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Percy H. Nelson, Jr., peacefully passed away on August 14, 2017 at the Hebrew Home in West Hartford. She was born in Hartford on June 29, 1923, daughter of the late Jack Shepard, Sr. and Mamie (Simmons) Shepard. Eleanor grew up in Hartford and later moved to Windsor where she graduated from...
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Valrie Hortence Hardie

February 20, 1943 - August 14, 2017

Valrie Hortence Hardie, 74, of Hartford, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies on February 20, 1943, daughter of the late Allen Mair and Doris (Thompson) Mair, she was raised in Jamaica and had lived in Hartford since she immigrated from in Jamaica 38 years ago. Valrie worked at West...
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Edward Fletcher Shaw

September 18, 1938 - August 14, 2017

Edward “Fletch” Shaw, 78, of Vernon, loving husband of 51 years to Louise (Piscottano) Shaw, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 14, 2017. Born in McComb, Mississippi, the son of the late George and Frances (Klingman) Shaw, he grew up and lived in McComb, MS and Middletown, CT before moving to Vernon fifty years ago. He was a graduate...
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Gertrud S. Newhall

July 26, 1915 - August 14, 2017

Gertrud Newhall has died of complications following a stroke. She passed on Monday, 14th of August, 2017, at Hartford Hospital where she was under the care of the Palliative and Hospice Teams. Born in Berlin, Germany to Luise and Heinrich Schlereth, Gertrud Rose Erna was the youngest of five siblings. She emigrated to the US in 1936, settling in New York City where she...
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