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Agnes Gregan

January 2, 1935 - July 30, 2022

Agnes Gregan, 87, of Windsor Locks, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022, peacefully at home with her husband, Robert Gregan at her side. She was known to all her friends as Aggie. She was born on January 2, 1935, in Hartford to the late Walter and Nora Calan. Aggie graduated from Hartford High School and worked at Albert Hoisery followed by many years of employment as a supervisor of...
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Renzie Alayne Earle

July 22, 2022

Renzie Alayne (Jantzer) Earle, 85, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully at home on July 22, 2022. She was born in September 1936, in Hartford and grew up in Rocky Hill. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Gladys (Jacobsen) Jantzer. Renzie was a proud member of the Wethersfield High School Class of 1954, and still kept in touch with her junior...
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Constance Andrews Castro

November 20, 1946 - July 20, 2022

Constance Andrews Castro, 75, of Farmington, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. She was the beloved wife of Frank Americo Castro Jr. She was born on November 20, 1946, in Hartford, to the late Curtis and Beatrice (Olson) Andrews. Connie graduated from Buckley High school in 1964. She met Frank her husband for 57 years shortly after high school graduation. Connie was an alumnus of...
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Lucille F. Thomas

October 4, 1930 - July 14, 2022

Lucille F. (Huber) Thomas, 91, died peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2022, with her daughter by her side, after many difficult years with dementia. She was the beloved wife of the late Gordon E. Thomas, Sr. She was born on October 4, 1930, and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Gelormine) Funteral. She lived most of her life in Milford moving only recently to Guilford and...
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Richard Harris

August 24, 1946 - July 9, 2022

Richard Harris, 75, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 9, 2022. He was born on August 24, 1946, in Chicago to the late Randolph and Frances (Cotton) Harris. Richard served 3 years in the US Army and attended Chicago City College. He moved to Hartford in 1969 and began working at Southern New England Telephone (SNET) and retired after 32 years. He also worked at the US...
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Richard John Skapyak

April 8, 1958 - July 8, 2022

Richard John Skapyak, 64, of Shelton passed away on Friday, July 8, 2022. He was born on April 8, 1958, in Bridgeport to the late John and Marilyn (Egirt) Skapyak. Rich was a graduate of Bunnell High school. He was a machinist with United Technologies building radar units. He worked installing replacement windows for DiGiorgi Roofing & Siding, Inc. He became a professional driver for Swift...
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Beverly Nappe

March 4, 1944 - June 21, 2022

Beverly Nappe, 78, of East Haven, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, after a lengthy illness at home with love surrounded by her family. She was born on March 4, 1944, in Galesburg, IL, and was the daughter of Anne (Nicholls) Lapan and the late Harold Lapan. Beverly started her career as a nurse's aide and decided to go back to school while being a single parent to become a nurse....
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Deidre Zoe Brayall

July 25, 1958 - June 16, 2022

Deidre Zoe Brayall, 63, of Avon passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022. She was the beloved wife of Philip Brayall. She was born on July 25, 1958, in Detroit, MI and was the daughter of John and Marie (Sunas) Tsantes of Charlotte, NC. Deidre was a graduate of Conard High School in West Hartford and the University of Hartford. She was a manager of Stop and Shop for over 30 years, as well...
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Lucy Parente

April 20, 1949 - June 3, 2022

Lucy A. Parente, 73, of Torrington, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022. She was born on April 20, 1949, in Italy to the late Rocco and Ida (Iagrassi) Parente. Lucy came to Torrington in 1958. She moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1977, fell in love with the atmosphere and lived there for 39 years returning to CT in 2016. She had many jobs in Las Vegas, but one of her favorites was working...
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Delia Agnes Lupacchino

April 18, 1956 - May 30, 2022

Delia Agnes Lupacchino, 66, of Suffield, beloved widow of Charles Lupacchino, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022, after a heroic battle with cancer. She was born on April 18, 1956, in Hartford, but grew up in Windsor Locks. Delia loved nature, fall foliage, campfires, and motorcycle rides. She made friends wherever she went and loved helping others. Most of all, she loved spending time...
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Andrew L. Skodis

July 26, 1982 - May 23, 2022

Andrew L. Skodis, 39, of New Britain, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022. He was born on July 26, 1982 in Portland, ME to Donna G. Kingsley and Lawrence C. Skodis, Jr. He was of graduate of East Granby High School class of 2001. Andrew enjoyed tinkering with car engines and had a huge love for animals. In addition to his parents, he leaves behind his son, Jacoby Clegg...
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Robert Dean McGarity, Jr.

October 21, 1936 - May 19, 2022

Robert Dean McGarity Jr., 85, of Vernon, CT passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 19, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Janet (Williams) McGarity, who he was married to for sixty years. Born on October 21, 1936, in Norwich, NY, he was the son of the late Robert Sr. and Olga (Smith) McGarity, owners of McGarity's Ice Cream. He graduated from Colgate University in 1958 and retired...
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Francis Ryan, Sr.

October 18, 1939 - May 17, 2022

Francis (Frank) Ryan, Sr., 82, of Wallingford formerly of West Haven, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. He was the beloved husband to Barbara (Mammolite) Ryan. He was born on October 18, 1939, in New Haven and was the son of the late Jeremiah and Marie (Corcoran) Ryan. He served in the National Guard and worked many years at Pirelli (Armstrong Rubber Co.) and then at...
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Robert Brockert

October 12, 1938 - May 12, 2022

Robert I. Brockert, 83, of West Hartford, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022, after a courageous fight of Parkinson's disease and associated Dementia. He was the beloved husband of Susan (Ives) Brockert. He was born on October 12, 1938, in Putnam, CT and was the son of the late Woldemar and Charlotte (Froehlich) Brockert He graduated from Newington High School and then graduated from E.C...
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Blanche Lauria Fischer

November 4, 1940 - May 11, 2022

Blanche Lauria Fischer, 81, of Southampton, MA passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Bruno Fischer. She was born on November 4, 1940 in Holyoke MA, and was the daughter of the late George Peloquin Sr. and O. Yvette (Cote) Peloquin. Blanche was a graduate of Holyoke High School. She was a member of the East Westfield Congregation of Jehovah's...
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Dorothy N. Dunkerley

February 3, 1919 - May 7, 2022

Dorothy N. Dunkerley, 103, of New Britain (previously of Elmwood Park, NJ) passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 7, 2022. She was born on February 3, 1919, in Paterson, NJ to the late William and Esther (Forbes) Mac Nab. Dorothy had relocated to Connecticut following the 2012 death of her husband, William I. Dunkerley, Sr. to be closer to her family. While living in NJ with her...
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Robert Nukis

July 6, 1951 - May 1, 2022

Robert Nukis, 70, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022 in Vernon after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Bob was born on July 6, 1951, and lived in Manchester for all of his adult life. He worked as a salesman in a variety of areas for over 30 years. He loved cars, the Red Sox, kayaking and spending time in Maine and New Hampshire with his family. Bob was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church...
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Elizabeth Podrier

May 14, 1931 - April 28, 2022

Elizabeth Poudrier (Liz), 90, of Naugatuck, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph T. Poudrier (Tom). Liz was born on May 14, 1931, in Mainz Germany to the late Konrad and Anna Maria (Kinglehoffer) Geyer. A life that was shaped from growing up in war torn Germany, she was straight forward and to-the-point but also deeply cherished her...
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Carol Josephine Bradley Gesner

December 21, 1924 - April 28, 2022

Carol Josephine Bradley Gesner, 97, a lifelong resident of Branford, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 28, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Edwin E. Gesner. She was born on December 21, 1924, to the late Milton and Grace (Avery) Bradley. Carol grew up in Branford Point and spent her youth enjoying the beach and swimming and sailing with neighborhood friends. She...
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Sharon Lydia DeGerlia

April 13, 1943 - April 19, 2022

Sharon Lydia DeGerlia, 79, passed away peacefully in Groton, Connecticut on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Tommy DeGerlia for 57 wonderful years. She was born on April 13, 1943, in South Bend, Indiana, to the late Richard and Gladys (Kreuger) Seibert. In her younger years, Sharon moved frequently around the country, from California to Colorado, and to...
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Joseph P. Peveri

September 9, 1945 - April 4, 2022

Joseph P. Peveri, 76, of Harwinton, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Robin (Napoli) Peveri. He was born on September 9, 1945, in Torrington, CT, to the late Primo and Janette (Vielette) Peveri. Joseph graduated from the Oliver Wolcott Technical School. Soon after he entered the Air Force and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. He was very proud of...
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Cynthia I. Doyle

July 4, 1951 - April 4, 2022

Cynthia I. Doyle, 70, of Thomaston, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2022, after a brief illness of ovarian cancer, at home with family by her side. She was born on July 4, 1951, in Waterbury to Carolyn (Holmes) Strattman and the late David Innes. Cynthia had worked various jobs throughout her life; in her later years she worked with the elderly. She enjoyed baking and had an immense love...
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Robert C. Schrager

September 5, 1957 - April 2, 2022

Robert C. Schrager, 64, of Waterbury, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 2, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Linda (Kirk) Schrager. He was born on September 5, 1957, in New Britain, to the late Willis and Carmella Schrager. Robert attended New Britain high school. Bob enjoyed sports and loved his Yankees and Giants, he also enjoyed playing golf...
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Roberta M. D'Amico

December 25, 1942 - March 30, 2022

Roberta M. D'Amico, 79, of Watertown, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at the Lutheran Home of Southbury. She was born on December 25, 1942, in Waterbury to the late Robert and Frances (Brzezinski) Barbour. In her younger years, she was a hairdresser in Waterbury and later retired from Eyelematic Manufacturing in Watertown. Roberta loved flea markets and shopping for bargains....
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Winifred (Lemay) Constance

June 27, 1944 - March 13, 2022

Winifred (Lemay) Constance 77, passed away on March 13, 2022, while residing at the Cook Willow facility in Plymouth CT. She was born in Waterbury, CT on June 27, 1944, the daughter of Reale Lemay and Margaret (Hodgkinson) Lemay. Winnie attended St. John School and was a graduate of Watertown High School. After her marriage she resided in Waterbury. She is survived by her former...
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Kimberly J. Sarafopoulos

August 8, 1969 - March 13, 2022

Kimberly J. Sarafopoulos, 52, of Broad Brook, has left us unexpectedly on Sunday, March 13, 2022. She was born on August 8, 1969, in Hartford, to the late August and Carolyn (Kirwin) Phillips. As a child, she excelled in school and played on the varsity softball team and soccer team at Bloomfield High. Kimberly spent the majority of her career working for Cigna as a Tech Specialist. ...
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Cynthia E. Barone

April 25, 1930 - March 11, 2022

Cynthia E. Barone, 91, of Watertown, passed away Friday, March 11, 2022, peacefully at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank A. Barone. She was born on April 25, 1930 in Bronxville, New York, to the late Thomas & Virginia (Russell) Ellis. Cynthia grew up in West Harrison, New York and was a graduate of White Plains high school and received a four year degree at Roanoke College...
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Phyllis E. Dawe

July 27, 1924 - March 9, 2022

Beloved mother and grandmother, Phyllis E Dawe, 97, of Middletown passed peacefully just before dawn on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Dawe. She was born on July 27,1924, in Cromwell, to the late Vincenzo and Filomena (Amenta) Barone. Phyllis had a wonderful childhood growing up on her grandfather's dairy farm with all her aunts, uncles, siblings,...
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Eleanor G. Miner

October 18, 1933 - March 8, 2022

Eleanor G. Miner, 88, of Marlborough, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at Chestelm Heath & Rehabilitation Center. She was the beloved wife of the late George A. Miner. Born on October 18, 1933, in New Britain, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Hilda (Knight) Green. The family moved to Marlborough where Eleanor lived her whole life and raised her own family. Eleanor...
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Paul Emile Paradis

April 25, 1955 - March 5, 2022

Paul Emile Paradis, 66, of Somers, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2022, in his home surrounded by his wife and children. He was the loving husband of Anne (Ferraro) Paradis, his wife of 46 years. He was born on April 25, 1955 in Frenchville, ME and was the son of the late Lucien Paradis and Marie (Ouelette) Paradis. Paul was very proud of the time he served in the U.S. Navy...
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Raymond Amaker

June 19, 1945 - February 24, 2022

A beloved husband, son, brother, father and friend, Raymond Amaker was granted his holy wings, at 76, on Thursday, February 24, 2022. Born on June 19, 1945, in Swansea, SC, he was the son of Cradell and Annie Lou (Thompson) Amaker. Raymond was one of eight children. He spent his final days surrounded by family and his adoring children. Raymond loved cooking, the outdoors, antiques, long...
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David William Fearn

August 6, 1947 - February 20, 2022

David William Fearn, 74, of East Hartford, passed away on Sunday, February 20th, 2022, after battling an extended illness. He was the beloved husband of Sharon (Manseau) Fearn. Born on August 6th, 1947, in Hartford to the late William and Dorothy (Bartman) Fearn. David was a 1965 graduate of Wethersfield High School and joined the Navy, serving during the Vietnam War. He married his wife...
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Richard Charles Kearns

January 29, 1945 - February 18, 2022

Richard Charles Kearns, 77, of Stafford, peacefully left this life to be with Jesus on Friday, February 18, 2022, at home with Loretta Alice (Kopytko) Kearns, his loving wife of 55 years by his side. "Chuck" as he was known by friends and family, was born on January 29, 1945, in Hartford to the late Walter and Bertice (Plank) Kearns. Chuck was a loving husband, father and "papa." He was...
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Jean Roberton Howland

May 13, 1928 - February 17, 2022

Jean Roberton Howland, 93, of Vernon, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 17th, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Earl Howland. Born on May 13, 1928 in Saint John, New Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late David and Rhea (Bissett) Thomson. She graduated from Saint John High School, New Brunswick Teacher's College, and Gordon College, Boston MA. While a student...
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Jeanine J. Stomberg

May 13, 1957 - February 11, 2022

Jeanine J. "Freddie" Stomberg, 64, of Vernon, died unexpectedly on Friday, February 11, 2022, at Hartford Hospital. She was born on May 13, 1957, in Rockville, CT. Freddie grew up in Rockville and graduated from Rockville High School. She worked as a chef at the Chuck Wagon Restaurant in Ellington for over 25 years. She loved her job and enjoyed the co-workers and customers who became her friends...
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Peter N. Ramundo

February 28, 1970 - February 6, 2022

Peter N. Ramundo, 51, of Newington, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 6, 2022 just shy of his 52nd birthday. He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Esposito) Ramundo. Born on February 28, 1970, in Yonkers, NY, he was the son of the late Peter F. Ramundo and Mary Ann Skvorec. He grew up in Brewster, NY and graduated from Brewster High School. Pete was a loving and devoted husband and...
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Kenneth B. Stevenson

June 28, 1961 - February 5, 2022

Kenneth B. Stevenson, 60, of Westbrook, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 5, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones. Ken was born on June 28, 1961 in Tarentum, PA, and was the son to the late Richard Stevenson and Lillian (Jackson) Appell and his stepdad, the late Frederick Appell. Ken loved anything that had to do with the outdoors. He enjoyed camping trips with his friends and...
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Vincent Joseph Jaeger, M.D.

January 2, 1946 - February 2, 2022

Vincent Joseph Jaeger, M.D., 76, of West Hartford, passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Born on January 2, 1946, in Ft. Benning, GA he was the son of the late Joseph and Lucy (Scarpelli) Jaeger. He grew up in the Bronx and attended Fordham University and earned his Medical Degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. His medical career began at...
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Marie Adele Messina

February 17, 1934 - January 25, 2022

Mrs. Marie (Adele) Messina, 87, of Riverton, entered into the gates of Heaven on Friday, January 25, 2022 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital of pneumonia related Covid. Marie was born in New York, NY on February 17, 1934, daughter of the late Michele Cannata and Gaetana "Anna" (LaBarbera) Cannata. Marie began her working career as a receptionist at Mt Sinai Hospital in New York where she...
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Jacquelin K. Kitzel

November 16, 1932 - January 19, 2022

Jacquelin K. Kitzel, 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. She was the beloved wife of Debra Ellis for 48 wonderful years. Jackie was born on November 16, 1932 in Meriden, and was daughter to the late Jacob and Bertha (Kantack) Kitzel. Jackie began piano lessons at the age of six. She was a gifted pianist and a 1955 graduate of the New England Conservatory of...
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Douglas Leo King

December 25, 1956 - January 18, 2022

Douglas Leo King, 65, of Ellington, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, in his home. Doug, or Dougie, was born in Belfast, Maine, son to the late Lewis and Mildred (Warren) King. He grew up in ME and CT and studied at the University of Connecticut. Doug was a proud donator to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital for over 26 years. He enjoyed reading, writing, and, most of all,...
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Frances Abetz

November 12, 1941 - January 11, 2022

Frances "Frankie" Rose (Lynch) Abetz, 80, of Tolland passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 with her children by her side. She was the loving wife for 51 years to the late William Abetz, Sr. Frankie was born on November 12, 1941, in Hartford and was the daughter of the late Francis and Rose (Rohan) Lynch. Frankie graduated from East Hartford High School in 1959, Becker College...
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Edwin W. Mercado, Sr.

March 30, 1941 - January 7, 2022

Edwin W. Mercado Sr., 80, of Winsted passed away peacefully on Friday, January 7, 2022 in Hartford. He was the beloved husband of Rosa (Rodriquez) Mercado. Born on March 30, 1941, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico to the late Francisco Mercado and Eliza (Mejias) Mercado. Edwin worked as a contractor for E&R Home Improvements which he owned and operated until his retirement in 2007. He enjoyed...
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Eugene Wildes

October 10, 1941 - January 6, 2022

Eugene "Gene" Wildes, 80, of West Hartford passed peacefully with the angels on Thursday, January 6, 2022. He was the loving husband for 51 years to Louise (Natale) Wildes. He was born on October 10, 1941 in Monroe, Maine and was the son of the late Joseph Wildes. Gene was a graduate of Moorse Memorial High School in Brooks Maine. He then went on to serve in the US Army and was proud of...
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Leslie Irving Jackson

September 14, 1939 - January 5, 2022

Leslie Irving Jackson, 82, of Hartford passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 in St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. He was the beloved husband of Myrtle Jackson. He was born on September 14, 1939, in Orangefield St. Catherine Jamaica and was the son of the late Ferdinand Jackson and Eva Johnson. Leslie migrated to Hartford in 1979 where he resided for 42 years. He worked for Capital Cleaning...
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Samuel M. Fleener

October 16, 1946 - December 28, 2021

Samuel M. Fleener, 75, of Norwich passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. He was born on October 16, 1946 in New London, CT, son of the late James L. and Margaret (Cannamela) Fleener. He grew up in New London, CT and went on to serve our country with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He retired from Pfizer after 32 years of...
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Joseph F. Peroni

July 7, 1940 - December 25, 2021

Joseph F. Peroni, 81, formerly of Manchester, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 25, 2021 at Brookdale Assisted Living in West Hartford. He was the beloved husband of the late Sherri (Cologne) Peroni. Joseph was born in Hartford, on July 7, 1940 and was the son of the late James and Louise (Doyone) Peroni. After high school he joined the Marines, got married and had...
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Diane Campbell

March 10, 1964 - December 22, 2021

Our family sadly regrets that Diane of New London, formerly of Somers and Hebron, passed away unexpectedly in mid-December 2021. Born on March 10, 1964, Diane was a very special daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, niece, cousin and friend. She was a gifted artist who, like her mother, loved to sketch animals, especially horses. She loved animals all of her life, particularly her...
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Billie Joyce Abrom

March 19, 1963 - December 13, 2021

Billie Joyce Abrom, 58, of Hartford, passed away on Monday, December 13, 2021 at Chelsea Place in Hartford. Born on March 19, 1963, in Selma, Alabama to the late Wilson Pullom and Sophia Lee Abrom. Billie was a very happy child who always loved telling jokes and making people laugh. She graduated from Prospect Heights High School in the Brooklyn, New York school system. After graduating, she...
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Robert J. Cormier

October 9, 1938 - December 11, 2021

Robert James Cormier, "Bob", 83, of Broad Brook, East Windsor passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021. He was the beloved husband of the late Connie (Brand) Cormier. Born on October 9, 1938, in Gardner, MA to the late Honore and Eva (Boucher) Cormier. At 18 years old, Bob enlisted and served in the U.S. Marine Corps 1956-1962, where he served as LCpl E3 with a specialty of Aviation...
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Albert Henry Curtis

November 21, 1944 - December 9, 2021

Albert Henry Curtis, 77, of North Haven, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2021 at home. He was born on November 21, 1944, in New Haven to the late Alberta Brown and James Harvey Curtis Sr. Albert attended schools in New Haven and then his parent's moved to West Haven where he attended West Haven High School. He was a talented athlete and loved sports. He participated in Track/Field,...
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Joyce O'Brien

March 2, 1940 - December 7, 2021

Joyce O'Brien, 81, of Suffield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of William F. O'Brien Sr. Born on March, 2, 1940, in Hartford to the late Bertha (Stanzwyck) and Anthony Bitcauski. Joyce attended Windsor schools and met the love of her life, William and became a mom of three beautiful children. Joyce enjoyed cooking,...
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Stephen C. Bowles

August 15, 1952 - November 26, 2021

Stephen C. Bowles, 69, YNC, of Gales Ferry, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in New London. He was the loving husband of Diane (Ehrig) Bowles. Stephen was born on August 15, 1952, in Michigan to the late Beatrice (Zapantis) and Malcom Bowles. Stephen grew up in Richmond, VA , graduated from Randolph Tucker High School, and entered the US Coast Guard in...
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Peter Frederick Stevenson

December 23, 1948 - November 20, 2021

Peter F. Stevenson, 72, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 20, 2021at his home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Maria (Hillo) Stevenson. He was born on December 23, 1948, in New Haven and was the son of the late Frederick and Frances (Barrnett) Stevenson. Peter was a pipefitter/welder for local #777 for over 25 years until his retirement....
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Thomas Lester Andrews, Jr.

September 19, 1959 - November 15, 2021

Thomas Lester Andrews Jr., 62, of Manchester, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021, in the comfort of his home. Tom was born on September 19, 1959, in Southington, to the late Anne (O'Reilly) and Thomas L. Andrews. Tom, known as "Andy" to his family, grew up in Kent, and loved the area. He graduated from Housatonic Regional H.S. in 1978. He received his Associates Degree in General Studies...
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Thomas Lester Andrews, Jr.

September 19, 1959 - November 15, 2021

Thomas Lester Andrews Jr., 62, of Manchester, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021, in the comfort of his home. Tom was born on September 19, 1959, in Southington, to the late Anne (O'Reilly) and Thomas L. Andrews. Tom, known as "Andy" to his family, grew up in Kent, and loved the area. He graduated from Housatonic Regional H.S. in 1978. He received his Associates Degree in General Studies...
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Carol M. Young

April 2, 1932 - November 11, 2021

Carol Mae Young, 89, of Monroe, passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at home with family at her side. She was the loving wife of the late John E. Young Sr. She was born April 2, 1932 in Willimantic to the late Charlie and Marion (Hanson) Maass. Carol graduated from Windham High School in 1950 and the University of Bridgeport in 1952 with an Associate's degree in Dental Hygiene. While at...
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Sookeah Persaud

June 19, 1931 - November 8, 2021

Sookeah (Sue) Persaud (nee Singh), 90 died peacefully on November 8, 2021, at The Hebrew Center for Health & Rehabilitation after battling a long illness. Born on June 19, 1931, to Bhagmani and Dwarka Singh, in British Guiana, she and her family immigrated to the United States in 1969. She was a graduate of the UK based Gibbs Bookkeeping Program in the 50's; The Morris Institute of...
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John B. Robotto

May 1, 1923 - November 7, 2021

John B. Robotto, May 1, 1923- November 7, 2021, US Navy Veteran WWII. Today is a day of happiness and sorrow, of saying goodbye, god speed. Wife: Doris (Perkins) Married 50 years. Children: Lynne Pigeon, John Robotto (Sheree), Kathryn Davis (Lou). Holly Nieto (Solomon), Rebecca Barberich (John). Grandchildren: Alana, Justin, Christopher, Brandon, Tyler, Sarah (Kevin), Zac (Danielle), Luke ...
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Linda K. Mortensen

January 8, 1951 - November 5, 2021

Linda Kathleen Mortensen of East Hartford, CT, age 70, passed away Friday November 5th, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Born on January 8th 1951 to George and Anna Maletich she lived most of her life in the town she loved, Colchester, CT. She married the love of her life, Kirk Mortensen on July 24th, 1971. They just celebrated 50 years of marriage. She graduated from Manchester Community...
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Albert Carter Stuck

December 6, 1933 - October 28, 2021

Rev. Albert Carter "Sonny" Stuck, formerly of Beech Bottom, WV was born December 16, 1933 in Power WV, passed away October 28, 2021 in Hartford CT at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert Clayton Stuck & Enid Turley Stuck; his loving wife Gloria Dean (Hileman) Stuck; Sisters Shirley (Bill) Lokey, Audrey (Joe) Sperlazza, Mary Alice "Mimi" (Donald) Cruse, & Brother Wesley...
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Karen Barber

October 15, 1957 - October 27, 2021

Karen Barber (nee Teale) passed away at her home on Wednesday, Oct. 27, after a lengthy illness. She was born and raised in Hartford. She attended Hartford and East Hartford public schools. Karen was known throughout her childhood by everyone who knew her as a kindhearted and gentle child. These qualities would serve her well in adulthood, when she chose to become one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Her...
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Claire M, Miller

September 20, 1943 - October 10, 2021

Claire M. Miller, 78, of Bristol, CT passed away peacefully with her family by her side on October 10, 2021 at Bristol Hospital. Claire was born September 20, 1943 to the late Edward and Rosalind Miller. She attended Meriden schools and graduated from Platt High School in 1962. Claire worked as a CNA and a secretary at Bristol Hospital. She loved to play bingo and cards with her friends. She...
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Dante Nardini III

October 10, 1962 - October 10, 2021

Dante M. Nardini III, 59, of North Haven, passed away after a long illness on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Hamden Health. He was born October 10, 1962, in New Haven and was the son of the late Julia and Dante Nardini II. Dante (Danny and DJ as he was also known) spent his career as both a plumber and drafts person. Danny grew up in North Branford then moved to East Haven where he...
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Tommy R. DeGerlia

September 30, 1935 - September 22, 2021

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Tommy R. DeGerlia, 85, of Groton, on the morning of September 22, 2021, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Sharon (Seibert) DeGerlia. Born on September 30, 1935, to the late Robert and Frances (Champlin) DeGerlia. Originally from Hardin, IL, Tom made his way to NJ, settling with his family in Sicklerville. Upon...
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Richard E. Grifa

March 3, 1949 - September 12, 2021

Richard Grifa, 72, of Waterbury, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 12, 2021. He was the husband of Birdina (Treffrey) Grifa. Richard was wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather who loved his family. He had a great sense of humor, loved watching hockey, football and spending time with his grandson Desi. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. ...
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Gary S. Wood

August 10, 1952 - September 9, 2021

Gary S. Wood (Woody), 69, of West Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Cindy (Ross) Wood for 44 wonderful years. He was born on August 10, 1952, in Lewiston, ME, to the late Lillian (LaPointe) Wood. A 1971 graduate of Bulkeley High School, Woody was a captain of the football team and lettered on the track...
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James Michael Kirby

September 1, 1944 - September 9, 2021

James Michael Kirby, 77, of Westfield, MA, beloved husband for 57 years of Sharon (Milar) Kirby, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Baystate Medical Center. Born in Springfield, MA on September 1, 1944, son of the late William J. and Aline R. (Boutin) Kirby, he was a lifelong resident of Westfield, MA and a graduate of Westfield High School, Class of 1962. After high...
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Glenn Davis

May 2, 1946 - September 6, 2021

Glenn John Davis, 75, of East Hartford, CT (formerly of Glastonbury, CT) passed away on September 6, 2021 of a heart attack. Glenn was born on May 2, 1946 in Hartford, CT, the son of John Edward Davis and Marion Gladys Coste. He attended Glastonbury Public Schools and was a first clarinetist in the High School Band. He then attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he focused on the...
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Beverly Callahan

August 18, 1935 - August 31, 2021

Beverly Callahan, 86, of East Windsor, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Callahan Sr. She was born August 18, 1935 in Manchester, VT and was the daughter of the late Rita and Thomas Dunn. Beverly spent the majority of her career as a social worker for WIC - the special supplemental nutrition program for Woman,...
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Kenneth Oliver Maurer

July 15, 1928 - August 22, 2021

Kenneth Oliver Maurer, 93, of East Haven Connecticut, formerly of Oil City, PA, died peacefully in his sleep on August 22, 2021. He was born on July 15, 1928, in Pittsburgh, PA to Howard W. Maurer and Victoria Faulhaber Maurer. Ken moved to Oil City when he was a young boy following his father's transfer. He graduated in 1947 from Oil City Senior High School and enlisted in the Marine...
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Judith Jeanne Johnson

December 27, 1936 - August 19, 2021

Judith (Judy) Jeanne Johnson, 84, of Burlington, CT passed away peacefully Thursday, August 19, 2021 at home. She was affectionately known as "Mimi" by the many who loved her. Judy was born in Norwalk, CT on December 27, 1936, the daughter of the late Willis G. and Emma B. Johnson. She grew up in New Canaan, CT, a town that she absolutely loved. She graduated from New Canaan High School in...
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Colleen Joan McCarthy

April 23, 1955 - August 19, 2021

Colleen Joan McCarthy, 66, of New Haven, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was born April 23, 1955, in Stamford and was the daughter of Jean (King) McCarthy and the late Daniel McCarthy. Colleen graduated Southern Connecticut State College with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and had a love of nature, plants and animals,...
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Joseph Emil Gaudette

July 23, 1934 - August 18, 2021

Joseph E. Gaudette 87 of Amston, loving husband of Patricia (Dicara) for 65 years, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Born in Hartford, July 23, 1934, son of Joseph and Doria (St. Pierre) Gaudette. Joseph was a member of the U.S. Army and a member of Teamsters Local 559. He was also a communicant of St. Columba Church in Columbia. He enjoyed fishing with his brother, going...
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Johnny Ventira

October 9, 1945 - August 10, 2021

Johnny Ventura, 75, of Brooklyn, NY passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born on October 9th, 1945 to the late George and Maria "Mary" (Gonzalez) Ventura. Johnny was a musician and a Latin percussionist. He played the bango, and congas drums. He traveled around the U.S. playing at different events, he had a special love for music and was a great...
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John Hancock III

February 8, 1955 - August 7, 2021

John Hancock, III, 66, of Hampstead, NC and formerly of Wolcott and Thomaston, beloved husband for 47 years of Laura (Cianciolo) Hancock, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. Born in Waterbury on February 8, 1955, son of the late John Hancock, Jr. and Gloria (Duquette) Hancock, he was raised in Wolcott and was a graduate of...
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Norman Barstow

November 12, 1940 - July 31, 2021

Norman Barstow died unexpectedly July 31. He had suffered for several years with Frontal Temporal Dementia caused by the gene mutation that is also behind many cases of ALS, the awful disease that had previously devastated members of his family. Norm was born in New London on November 12, 1940 to Elsie Saunders and Charles Barstow and raised in Mystic, CT, the first of four children. He...
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Barry L. Newton II

April 3, 1960 - July 18, 2021

We mournfully announce that Barry L. Newton,II of Manchester, CT passed away unexpectedly on July 18, 2021. He is survived by his mother, Nancy Newton-Therrien and her husband, Bert Therrien of Vernon, his father, Barry Newton of Ellington, his brother, Gary Newton of Ellington, his sister, Cindi Francis and her husband, John Francis of Winterville, ME, his daughter, Cassie Britton and her...
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Joshua Dylan Trosper

August 21, 1992 - July 18, 2021

Joshua "Jay" Dylan Trosper, 28, of Canton, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at his home. Born in New London on August 21, 1992, son of Marissa Beaulieu of West Simsbury and Anthony Trosper of Lincoln, NE, he was raised in Connecticut, moved to Nebraska for short time as a teenager, and had lived in Canton for the last four years. After high school, Jay attended technical...
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Arsen Khachoyan

May 20, 1953 - July 5, 2021

Arsen Khachoyan of Rocky Hill died Monday, July 5, 2021 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Detroit and raised in South Boston and Hingham, MA, Arsen's family moved to the Hartford area during his senior year of high school where he began his lifelong career in retail management starting with his first job at Caldor. He is survived by his beloved wife, Roxanne Khachoyan; his cousins Zarouhi...
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Hiram Alfred Andrews

September 10, 1932 - June 23, 2021

Hiram Alfred Andrews, 88, "Al" of Stafford Springs CT passed away at Saint Francis Hospital on June 23, 2021. He was born on September 10,1932 in Meriden CT. He was the son of the late Hiram Audobon Andrews and Marion Pulley. He leaves his loving and devoted wife, G. Charlotte Andrews, of 54 years. In addition he leaves behind his son Martin Andrews, of Marlborough CT, daughter Marjorie Vesovski...
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Edward S. Tomovick

May 14, 1937 - June 17, 2021

Edward S. Tomovick, 84, of Dayville, died unexpectedly, however, peacefully, on June 17, 2021 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Daignault) Tomovick for 54 wonderful years. Born on May 14, 1937, in Norwich, he was son of the late Reba (MacGonegal) Tomovick Beck and the late Andrew S. Tomovick. Ed grew up in Norwich and Coventry, RI and...
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Christopher W. Ackerson, Jr.

June 14, 1981 - June 8, 2021

Christopher William Ackerson Jr., 39, of Windsor, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday June 8, 2021. He was born in Hartford on June 14, 1981 to Dawn (Usher) Ackerson and the late Christopher Ackerson. Christopher grew up in Windsor but spent part of his adult life living in Jacksonville, FL and most recently moved back to Windsor. He was an avid fisherman and loved being near any body of...
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Robert Bobby Sly Sylvester

May 15, 1950 - June 6, 2021

Robert Sylvester, (Bobby Sly) passed away June 6, 2021. Born May 15,1950. He served in the United States Army, then worked as a machinist. He is survived by his fiancé Diane O'Donnell and family. Services for Robert will be held on Friday, July, 23, 2021 at 11:00AM at Calvary Cemetery, 2324 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06705 Section 50 Lot K6.
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Viola Ann Fiorino

September 26, 1962 - June 4, 2021

Viola Ann Fiorino, 58, of Derby passed away peacefully on June 4, 2021, surrounded by her 3 loving children. Viola was born in Hartford, CT on September 26, 1962, to Michael and Marie (Rossi) Fiorino. In 1981, Viola graduated from the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford. She was a strong-willed, hard-working woman who was devoted to many things such as teaching sign language for many...
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Charles F. Evans, Jr.

April 7, 1927 - June 2, 2021

Charles F. Evans Jr., 94, of Glastonbury, died peacefully on June 2, 2021 at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Buffalo, NY on April 7, 1927, son of the late Charles Evans and Jeanette (Horton) Evans, and grew up in Elmira, NY. During World War II, during his last year of high school, Charles joined the Navy. After his service and discharge at the end of the war, he graduated from St. Lawrence...
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Peggy Yvonne Fortson

April 2, 1955 - May 28, 2021

Peggy Y. Fortson, beloved wife of Nicholas K. Fortson, and mother to Lauren, Christopher and Elaina passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at her home in Norwich on Friday, May 28, 2021. The Wake will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 12, 2021, Memorial Service will follow from noon to 1 p.m. at Greeneville Congregational Church, 143 Prospect Street, Norwich, with Reverend...
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Rudolph J. Lacilla

August 22, 1926 - May 26, 2021

Rudolph J. Lacilla, 94, of Watertown, formerly of Waterbury, beloved husband Anita (Iadarola) Lacilla died peacefully on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. Rudy was born in Waterbury, CT on August 22, 1926 son of the late Pasquale and Anna (Ficeto) Lacilla. He grew up in the Brooklyn section of Waterbury and later moved to the Town Plot section where he lived for many...
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John Anthony Gorecki

February 13, 1946 - April 29, 2021

John Anthony Gorecki age 75, beloved son of the late John and Stasia Gorecki passed away at his home on April 29, 2021. He is survived by his sisters Joan Akin, Linda Howard and his many nieces and nephews. He graduated Cum Laude with a BS degree from University of Massachusetts in 1969. John was a man with a quirky sense of humor and loved to engage in challenging conversations. Additionally,...
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Linda R. (Albrecht) Cafro

September 9, 1953 - April 28, 2021

Linda R. (Albrecht) Cafro, 67, of Storrs-Mansfield, CT, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at Hartford Hospital. Linda was born in Quebec, Canada on September 9, 1953. She became a US citizen on December 18, 1998, which remained a source of pride for her throughout her life. She was a graduate of George J. Penney High School, Class of 1971. After high school, she served three...
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William F. Abetz

March 26, 1935 - April 27, 2021

William F. Abetz, Sr., 86 of Tolland passed away peacefully on April 27, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born on March 26, 1935 son of the late William and Lillian (Mitchell) Abetz. Bill attended school in Newington and Hartford before graduating from East Hartford High School in 1953. He was employed as an estimator at G & R Valley in South Windsor before retiring in 2001. ...
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Kenneth R. Gregor

June 13, 1961 - April 26, 2021

Kenneth "Ken" Gregor, 59, of Newington, CT passed away peacefully after fighting a long illness on Monday, April 26,2021 surrounded by his loving children at Hartford Hospital. Ken was born in Pittsburgh, PA on June 13,1961 to the late Edward Gregor and Evelyn Connors of Wethersfield, CT. Ken is survived by his mother Evelyn Connors, three children, daughter Kelly (Gregor) Haines and son-in...
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Roberta Ann (Brown) Voisine

January 10, 1958 - April 24, 2021

Roberta Ann (Brown) Voisine, 63, of East Hartford, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021, surrounded by her loving family at her home. Born on January 10, 1958 in Hartford, she was the proud daughter of her predeceased parents, Robert George and Theresa (Toce) Brown. She is survived by her daughters, Angela Farrell and her husband Shaun of Rockland, MA, and Theresa Voisine of Plymouth, MA;...
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Jenna Michelle Seward

July 8, 2003 - April 18, 2021

Jenna Michelle Seward, 17, of Higganum, CT beloved daughter of Michael and Michelle and loving sister of Michael, Jr. and Madalyn, went from the arms of her parents into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Connecticut Children's Medical Center after suffering from a rapidly progressive auto immune disorder. Born in Middletown, CT on July 8, 2003, daughter of Michael...
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Roger Arnold Knowles

May 17, 1934 - April 17, 2021

Roger Arnold Knowles, 86 of Coventry died peacefully on April 17, 2021 at Windham Memorial Hospital. Roger was born in Oakland, Maine on May 17, 1934, son of the late James and Cora (Bickford) Knowles. He is the last of the 16 Knowles children to leave us. He is predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Sandra (Peterson). Living in Coventry, Ct, he was a member of the Teamsters as an auto mechanic...
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Philip A. Overbaugh

October 11, 1937 - April 12, 2021

Philip A. Overbaugh, 83, of Manchester, CT, beloved husband of Winifred Overbaugh died peacefully on Monday April 12, 2021 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Philip was born in Kingston, NY, on October 11, 1937 son of the late Clarence and Sara (Briethaupt) Overbaugh. He served our country with the U.S. Navy. Philip worked for many years as a pipefitter and plumber for the Local #21. He was a...
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David Alan Duffany, Jr.

September 11, 1978 - April 10, 2021

David Alan Duffany Jr., 42, passed away peacefully at the Hospital of Central Connecticut on Friday, April 10, 2021. He was born in Willimantic, CT on September 11, 1978, to David A Duffany Sr. and Mary Flaherty. He attended Windham public school and after high school he worked for the family business Apex Drywall. He took great pride in his work and was an exceptional drywall taper. Later on...
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Irene Gay

March 2, 1926 - April 5, 2021

Irene (Eartha) Farnum Gay, 95 of Tolland, CT, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 5th, 2021, surrounded by her family. Irene was born in Bow, New Hampshire, on March 2, 1926. As a child, she was an active 4-H'er. She received nurses training at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, New Hampshire during World War II and her first nursing position was at New London Hospital. She...
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Orlene Helena Haye

December 1, 1966 - April 1, 2021

Orlene Helena Haye, 54, of Windsor, loving wife of Kevin Williams died peacefully on Thursday April 1, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. Orlene was born in Jamaica on December 1, 1966 daughter of the late Cornelious and Delvenia (Anderson) Haye. Orlene grew up in Bunkers Hill, Trelawny and was a graduate of William Knibb Memorial High School. She went on to graduate from University of the...
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Bruce Bennett Smith

October 6, 1951 - March 22, 2021

Bruce Bennett Smith departed this life in the early hours of Monday, March 22, 2021. A loving husband, brother, father, and grandfather Bruce is survived and celebrated by his sister Sandy, his wife Deborah and his children Cathy, Jennifer, Richard, and Lynn and grandchildren Devon, Kenneth, Gabrielle, Evelyn, Vera, and Bennett. Born in Kentucky on October 6, 1951, Bruce was a traveler who made...
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