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Elisabeth "Liesje" Johanna Marie Tummers

February 4, 2016

On Thursday, February 4, 2016 Elisabeth "Liesje" Johanna Marie Tummers passed away at the age of 88 years old. She was born October 24, 1927 in Java, Indonesia. Her family later returned to the Netherlands, where she was educated to be a nurse with a specialty in occupational therapy. She met and married her husband, Jeff Tummers, an engineer and they immigrated to North America in 1954. ...
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George Richard Odelius

January 31, 2016

George Richard Odelius, 77, of West Hartford, beloved husband of Vina (Hughes) Odelius, died Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Saint Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford, George was the son of the late Gustav Robert Leopold and Elin (Ericksson) Odelius. He served four years with the U.S. Coast Guard before taking a position with Pratt & Whitney. In 1966, he founded West Hartford Laundromat which he...
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Robert Wagner Quinn

January 23, 2016

Robert Wagner Quinn, 85, of West Hartford, passed away on January 23, 2016. He leaves his wife, Evelyn K. Quinn. He was born in Springfield, MA , the son of the late Frank J. Quinn and E. Faith (Wagner) Quinn. He was a resident of West Hartford for most of his life. Bob was educated at the Loomis School and Brown University. He retired from the Connecticut Bank and Trust Co...
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Frank L. Shoring

January 20, 2016

Frank L. Shoring of Chatfield Drive, West Hartford, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Born in Arlington, Massachusetts, August 12, 1917, he graduated (A.B. 1940) from Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts. He did graduate study at Boston University, flight training at Susquehanna College, and earned the Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 1968 from the American College, Bryn Mawr,...
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Sally Fulton (Haley) Huber

January 20, 2016

Sally Fulton (Haley) Huber, 82, of West Hartford, wife of Donald K. Huber, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the UConn Medical Center in Farmington. A lifelong resident of West Hartford, Sally was born to the late Minnie Lund Haley and John Haley and graduated from William Hall High School and Bay Path College. She then worked in the mortgage department of the former Society for Savings, then...
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Blanche E. (Fox) Boehm

January 19, 2016

Blanche Elizabeth (Fox) Boehm, 85, widow of Stanley V. Boehm, died Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in Farmington, CT. Born and raised a proud Irish Catholic in New York, she raised her family in Pelham Manor, NY and worked for over 20 years with AT&T, retiring in the 1980's. Blanche was an avid reader and book collector. She had an incredible attention for detail, especially facts and figures, and...
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Virginia "Ginny" (Webster) Burnap

January 17, 2016

Virginia "Ginny" W. Burnap, 100, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016. She was born in Hartford, CT November 8, 1915, to the late Raymond W. Webster and Blanche D. Webster. She was a devoted member of South Congregational Church in Hartford, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She enjoyed spreading cheer to people by visiting them at home or in the hospital. Throughout the years she...
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Harry S. McGlinchey

January 15, 2016

Harry S. McGlinchey passed peacefully on Friday January 16, 2016 at the age of 93 at St Francis Hospital. Born in Washburn ME, on November 1, 1922, Mr. McGlinchey lived most of his adult life on the Boulevard in West Hartford CT. Harry graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn ME, class of 1940, and was a lifelong member of the West Hartford United Methodist Church. Mr. McGlinchey...
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Helen L. Obadowski

January 13, 2016

Helen Lisiecki Obadowski, 92, widow of Joseph Obadowski passed away after a recent brief illness. She made her home in Bristol and was the daughter of the late Joseph Lisiecki and Josephine Porowski. She was a woman of many talents and lived her life fully, retaining her sharp wit and memory until the end, much to the delight of her family. Her love of travel to Europe and Florida with her...
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Rhea E. (Moore) Morris

January 7, 2016

Rhea (Moore) Morris, 94, of West Hartford, widow of the late Dale E. Morris, died Thursday, January 07, 2016. Rhea was born and raised in Beaver Dams, NY, the daughter of the late James and Allie Moore. She worked for Westinghouse in Elmira, NY and Caval Tool and Machine Company in Newington and also volunteered at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Newington. Rhea was an avid backyard...
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Evelyn M. Woodward

December 30, 2015

Evelyn Mueller Woodward of West Hartford passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015. She was born in Ridgewood, NJ on May 12, 1937, the daughter of the late Arthur and Marguerite (Widmann) Mueller. Evelyn married the love of her life and her best friend Robert Joseph Woodward on April 7, 1956. Evelyn and Bob were to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in a few months. She was an avid...
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Paul D. Reid

December 29, 2015

Dr. Paul D. Reid passed away peacefully on December 29, 2015 from complications of a stroke he suffered in January. It's been a long road and Paul was looking forward to finally being at peace. Paul was born on April 7th, 1944 in Xenia, Ohio and raised in nearby Jamestown. Jamestown was a small Midwestern town with one stop light, where no one locked their doors and where you could find out...
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Daniel E. Valente

December 20, 2015

Daniel E. Valente, 62, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Romulus, NY on October 6, 1953 and was adopted soon after by the late Frank and Marie Valente. Dan, as he was known to most, graduated from Conard High School in 1971 and soon after spent two months traveling across the country to Alaska with a close friend. Upon his return he...
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Stephen P. Cobb, Jr.

December 18, 2015

COBB, Stephen P., Jr. died December 18, 2015 in Bloomfield, CT. Stephen was born in Kalamazoo, MI on December 29, 1918, the son of Stephen P. Cobb and Beatrice Pomeroy. He attended Trinity School in New York City '36, Williams College '40, and The University of Michigan '42. Recruited to work on the Manhattan Project, he spent many years in Oak Ridge, TN. He moved to New York and worked for...
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Robert Wallace Cudworth

December 13, 2015

Robert Wallace Cudworth, 92, of Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, died Sunday, December 13, 2015. His late wife was Dorothy (Jorgenson) Cudworth. Robert was born September 20, 1923 in West Hartford, CT, the son of the late A. Wallace and Ruth (Fairchild) Cudworth. He leaves two sons, Ralph William Cudworth of Jacksonville Beach, FL, and John Henry Cudworth and his wife Gail of Unionville, CT; three...
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Kenneth H. Field

December 8, 2015

Kenneth H. Field died peacefully on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 with his wife of 67 years by his side. He was born May 27, 1923 in Hartford. Ken graduated with honors from Bay Path Institute of Accounting, and eventually retired from The Resolute Insurance Company after 40 years of service, during which he worked his way from accountant to vice-president. "I never had to work a day in my life," he...
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Juanita G. Shaw

December 3, 2015

Juanita Cole Shaw, 90, of Avon CT, wife of the late Dr. Richard C. Shaw died peacefully in her home on December 3, 2015. She was the daughter of Erthel Pegram Cole and Grace Stevens Cole. She was born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in Toledo, Ohio. Nita and Dick, as she and her husband were known, had their children in Toledo where Dick was a doctor in private practice, then moved the...
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Nancy (West) Prentis

November 29, 2015

Nancy West Prentis of West Hartford and Bloomfield died Sunday (November 29, 2015). She was born in 1921 in Hartford, daughter of the late Clifton C. and Lucy (Clarke) West. She leaves her nephew, Andrew W. Mitchell and his wife, JoAnne Mitchell of Bloomfield. She was predeceased by her sister, Terry West Mitchell Hall of West Hartford and Bloomfield. Nancy graduated from Hartford Public High...
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Robert C. Stewart

November 29, 2015

Robert Clarence Stewart, 94, of West Hartford died on November 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn Ahlgren Stewart, his son Rob, of Lynn, MA and his adored granddaughters Emily and Abigail Stewart of Lynnfield, MA. His life passions were family and teaching. He enjoyed music and the theatre, reading, travel, Cape Cod and the Red Sox. Bob was born in Sharon, PA, on...
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Margaret R. "Peggy" Daniels

November 28, 2015

Margaret R. "Peggy" Daniels of West Hartford, beloved wife of the late Howard L. Daniels, died Saturday, November 28, 2015. She was born in Brighton, Massachusetts. Peggy was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy and St. Joseph College, both of West Hartford. She was a longtime member of Wampanoag Country Club where she derived a great deal of pleasure in her friendships, the Ladies 9 Hole...
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Paige L. Falasco

November 23, 2015

Paige L. Falasco of West Hartford, wife of Bruce M. Falasco, died at home on Monday, November 23, 2015. Born in Elwood, Indiana, Paige attended school in Indiana and then in Syracuse, NY, when her family moved there. She and Bruce were married July 13, 1968. A graduate of The Institute for Paralegal Training in Philadelphia, Paige joined Carrier Corporation in a select training program upon...
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Anne (Sullivan) Collins

November 23, 2015

Anne Sullivan Collins, beloved wife of the late Denis S. Collins, and dear sister, aunt, and friend went home to the Lord on November 23, 2015. Born in Hartford on February 10, 1940, the daughter of the late Timothy and Mary Ann (Harty) Sullivan, she graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy in 1958 and the University of Hartford with a Bachelor of Science and a Master's Degree in Public...
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John H. Sirman

November 16, 2015

John Humphrey Sirman, 79, of West Hartford died Monday November 16, 2015 at Saint Mary's Home in West Hartford. John, son of the late Emory Thomas and Pauline Humphrey Sirman, was born in Springfield, Mass. on January 30, 1936. He grew up West Hartford and attended the West Hartford public schools. John was a graduate of Hall High School and Nichols College. Before his retirement, he worked as an...
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Grace Win Yin Bao Chu

November 8, 2015

Grace Win Yin Bao Chu, 96, passed away peacefully on November 8, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was a resident of the Immanuel House, Hartford. She was born on July 14, 1919 in Shanghai China. She was predeceased by her husband Harry Ho-Nien, who passed away in 1998. She was a very devout Buddhist. She was survived by daughter Anne Chu Chang, son-in-law Dr. Hou-ming Chang of North...
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Paul DerBoghosian

November 7, 2015

Paul DerBoghosian, 93, of Highland Beach, FL and West Hartford, CT, passed away on Nov 7, 2015. He is survived by his daughter, Carol DerBoghosian, his son, Gregory and his grandson, Zachary. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Ann DerBoghosian (Derderian), his sister, Anne Kasparian and his parents, Shemavon and Elbes (Gurjian)...
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Bruce E. Gunn

November 3, 2015

Bruce Gunn, 87, of East Hampton, CT, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2015. Bruce Gasiewski was born in 1927 in Southington, CT. He later changed his name to Bruce Gunn. He was the son of the late Paul and Sophie Gasiewski. He is pre-deceased by his wife Sarah, his brother Walter and his sister Eleanor. Bruce is survived by his son Bruce Jr, daughter-in-law Bonnie, his grandson Brett,...
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Anita (Skarin) Ellsworth

November 1, 2015

Anita Ellsworth, daughter of Irene and Axel Skarin, born August 3, 1918, passed peacefully on November 1, 2015 at UCONN Health Center. Anita graduated from Hall High School in 1936. She graduated from Baypath Secretarial School in 1938. She worked at Aetna Insurance Company until 1940 when she married Elbert Ellsworth. They moved to Springfield, MA where Anita did volunteer work at Mercy and...
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Elizabeth "Misty" Steves

October 25, 2015

Misty passed away in Glendale, AZ, on October 25, 2015. She was born Elizabeth "Betty" Hyjek on December 10, 1941, to Alice (Baran) and Stanley J. Hyjek in Rockville, CT. She attended Rockville High School and was graduated from the School of Home Economics at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. She married Roger Steves in 1961. She and Roger moved to AZ from CT 14 years ago. She is...
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John F. Hardy

October 22, 2015

John F. Hardy, 51, of Farmington, CT passed away peacefully in his home on October 22, 2015. A beloved father, son and friend, he brought laughter and joy to every soul he encountered. John was born on October 6, 1964 in Memphis, TN to parents Dr. James and Barbara Hardy. His family moved to Bloomfield, CT shortly thereafter, and John was brought up a true New Englander. Quite the troublemaker,...
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Anita (Shugay) Clark

October 16, 2015

Anita (Shugay) Clark, 83, of West Hartford, widow of William S. Clark, died Friday, October 16, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Stephen and Antonina (Easinsky) Shugay, she graduated Weaver High School, Class of 1949 and earned her nursing degree from the Ona M. Wilcox School of Nursing at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown. Early in her career, she worked at...
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Donna Lee (Carman) Morron

October 11, 2015

Donna Lee (Carman) Morron, beloved wife of the late Charles Morron, passed away October 11, 2015. Born July 3, 1938 in Hartford, CT to the late Charles and Mary (Lihou) Carman, Donna resided in West Hartford for most of her life. Donna retired from employment with the State of Connecticut, Supreme Appellate Court, clerks office. She is survived by the loves of her life, her pride and joy, her 4...
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James "Jamie" Hadden

October 11, 2015

JAMES R.W.("JAMIE") HADDEN, 35, died peacefully on October 11, 2015 at home in Middletown, CT in the loving company of his mother, father and Oak Hill family. Jamie tackled his physical and intellectual challenges with courage, determination and humor well beyond his years. He was a warrior of the heart who witnessed and stimulated a generation of improvement in the lives of persons with...
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Frank L. Eblen

October 6, 2015

Frank L. Eblen died peacefully Tuesday, October 6, 2015, in the loving presence of his daughter and two grandsons. He had been thoughtfully cared for by staff at St. Mary's Home for the past four years. Frank was born on May 8,1928 in Wichita, Kansas, the youngest of four siblings. The family moved to West Hartford and he attended Beachland Park Elementary, Kingswood and Trinity College. As a...
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Jan Miel

October 6, 2015

JAN MIEL, 84, beloved husband of Elizabeth MacKiernan Miel, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2015 after a long illness. Jan was born October 10, 1930 in Wayne, PA, the son of Charles Jan Miel and Mary Long Miel. He graduated from Harvard College in 1952, served in the army from 1952-54 and then earned a PhD at Princeton University. After teaching at Goucher College in Maryland and at M.I...
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Erik Linnolt

October 4, 2015

Dr. Erik Linnolt, our beloved friend, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 4th, 2015 at his home in Farmington, CT. He was born on January 10, 1920 in Parnu, Estonia. He was predeceased by his wife, Asta Willmann, who passed away in 1984 and by his older brother Alexander. Dr. Linnolt obtained his medical degree from the Stockholm Karolinska Institute, Sweden in 1951. From there, he...
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Edwin G. Devine

September 26, 2015

Edwin G. Devine, 86, of West Hartford, CT died Saturday (September 26, 2015) at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 50 years, Dolores R. Devine in 1999. Ed was born in Manhattan, NY to Edwin J. and Gertrude M. Devine. He graduated from St. Raymond's School and Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx and from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of...
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Alice (Brechin) Doherty

September 23, 2015

Alice B. Doherty, 98, of Newington, widow of Charles F. Doherty, Jr., went to be with her Lord September 23, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. Born in West Hartford, the daughter of Charles and Margaret Brechin, Alice grew up in West Hartford and graduated from Hall High School. She resided in Newington since 1951 in the home that she and Charles built and raised three children and two grandchildren. ...
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Allan Robertson Hardie

September 23, 2015

Allan Robertson Hardie of West Hartford, CT passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. He will be remembered for his kind, generous, nature and his incredible intellectual curiosity. He was born in Garden City, NY and attended Choate Preparatory School in Wallingford, CT. He went on to Dartmouth College where he graduated summa cum laude and participated in a senior...
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Melissa and George Odelius

September 21, 2015

It is with unimaginable grief our families post of the passing of Melissa Ann (29) and George Padraic Odelius (5). They both earned their Angel wings September 21st and 22nd due to a tragic auto accident in Terryville, CT. Melissa was an amazing mother, sister, daughter and friend. Georgie was the best brother, grandson, and nephew anyone could ever hope for. Melissa was an honors graduate...
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Maria A. Gonzalez

September 21, 2015

Maria Antonia Gonzalez, 80, passed away on Monday, September 21 at Autumn Lake Healthcare in New Britain, CT. Born in Dorado, Puerto Rico, November 13, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Jose Gonzalez of Dorado and Juana Rivera of Vega Alta, PR. She is survived by her only child, Olga Gisela Agosto, her son-in-law Efrain Agosto, and her grandchildren, Joel Efrain and Jasmin Emelis of West...
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William A. "Bill" Brown

September 12, 2015

William Anton Brown, age 59, of West Hartford, CT passed away on September 12, 2015. He died at home following a courageous battle against melanoma. Bill was born on January 14, 1956 in Hartford, CT. He was the only child of Herbert C. and Patricia Regan Brown, of South Windsor, CT. Bill was raised in South Windsor, where he loved the fields and woods surrounding his home, and spent many hours...
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Katherine McDonnell (Shanley) "Kitty" Carhart

September 6, 2015

Katherine McDonnell (Shanley) "Kitty" Carhart was received by our Lord in Heaven on September 6, 2105. Wife of George M. Carhart for 59 years. Mother of Anne (Carl), George, Jr., Bill (Maureen), Beth (Stan), Tara (Rick). Grandmother of Brian, Christine (Tim), Kate (Andy), Kim, Marley, Robert, Ryan, Shane, Emily, Shannon, and Jack. Daughter of Margaret and Elliott. Sister of Bobbie, Betty (Joe...
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Justina (Van Deusen) "Tina" Olson

September 5, 2015

Justina (Van Deusen) Olson, widow of Evert W Olson, formerly of Still Rd, Bloomfield, died Saturday (September 5, 2015) at Arden Courts, Farmington following a health decline. Born April 19, 1919 in the Presbyterian Mission Compound, Weihsien, Shantung Province, North China, she was the daughter of the late Rev Dr Courtland Calvin (Jr) and Mary (Lorenz) Van Deusen, serving as missionaries in...
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Robert C. "Bob" Johnson

September 2, 2015

Robert "Bob" C. Johnson, 73, of Willington, CT and formerly of West Hartford, CT passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at St. Francis Hospital on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. He was born June 4th, 1942 in Hartford, CT. Robert was predeceased by his parents Carl A. and Ruth K. Johnson and by his wife, Evelyn B. Johnson. He is survived by his fiancée, Alice Cassells of Willington, CT...
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Gisela R. (Mattheus) Presing

August 22, 2015

Gisela R. (Mattheus) Presing, 90, of West Hartford, widow of Joseph Presing, died Saturday, August 22, 2015 at John Dempsey Hospital. Born in Bad Salzbrunn, Germany, the daughter of Fritz and Louisa (Fiebig) Mattheus, she grew up during the hardships of World War II. Gisela lost her parents at age 14. She was trained to care for children and worked in Germany and Austria during the war. She...
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Janet S. Brewer

August 20, 2015

Janet S. Brewer, 90, of Canton died on Thursday August 20,2015 in Canton. Funeral Services will be private.
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Thelma M. Gibbs

August 18, 2015

Thelma M. Gibbs, born Thelma Mae Martin April 17, 1913 in Thornville OH to Paul Richard Martin and Maude Martin, passed away August 18, 2015 in Bloomfield CT. Sister of Mary, Janice, Ned and Fred Martin. Beloved wife of Charles Woodrow Gibbs, Col. U.S. Army, Ret. Thelma graduated from Nurse's Training at Grant Hospital in Columbus OH and served as a Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps in World...
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Joseph A. DeSanzo

August 17, 2015

Joseph A. DeSanzo, 95, of Bloomfield, former longtime West Hartford resident, died Monday, August 17, 2015 at UConn Health Center. He was the husband of Margaret (Lees) DeSanzo. Born in Hartford, the son of James and Isabella (Calderella) DeSanzo, he graduated Hartford High School and served with the U.S. Army during World War II, achieving the rank of Corporal. Joseph was an optician with...
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Maureen "Moe" Wenner

August 17, 2015

Maureen K. "Moe" Wenner, 76, of West Hartford, wife of Richard M. Wenner, died suddenly Monday, August 17, 2015, of respiratory failure while vacationing at Seneca Lake in Lodi, NY. Born on June 9, 1939 in Bristol, CT she was the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Helen R. F. Guiden Kenney. Maureen attended Bristol High School and was employed by Aetna Life & Casualty for 10 years before...
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George N. Bowers, Jr. MD

August 16, 2015

Dr. George N. Bowers Jr., M.D., of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully at home in his 90th year on August 16, 2015. George leaves behind a legacy of love, dedication and service to medicine, his family, friends, community, church, and country. George was born the oldest of three siblings in Hartford, CT on January 19, 1926, to George and Phoebe (Green) Bowers. Dr. Bowers grew up in West...
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Jane Deming Hunter

August 14, 2015

Jane Helm Deming Hunter, 92 of West Hartford, surrounded by her loving family, died peacefully at John Dempsey Hospital on Friday, August 14, 2015. Born on April 6, 1923 to Esther Jeannette Helm Deming and Henry Allen Deming, Sr. in South Glastonbury, she was the youngest of three children. She graduated from Glastonbury High School in 1941 and immediately went to work at Pratt and Whitney to...
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Alma (Jones) Collins

August 12, 2015

Alma (Jones) Collins, a resident of Saint Mary Home in West Hartford, widow of the late Daniel Francis Collins died on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Saint Mary Home. Born in New London, CT she was the daughter of the late Anne (Harrington) Jones and Walter Melville Jones, formerly of Norwich, CT. She was Valedictorian of her class at Norwich Free Academy and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of...
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Ethel E. Fusco

August 11, 2015

Ethel E. Fusco, 94, of Manchester, formerly of West Hartford, died Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. She was widow of John P. Fusco. Born in Hartford, Ethel was a successful business woman. She and her husband John owned and operated Fusco Shoe Repair which she continued operating for several years after his death in 1976. She remained active managing real estate...
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Margaret Louise Parker

August 8, 2015

Margaret Louise Parker died early Saturday evening on Aug. 8, 2015 at the Avery Heights nursing home in Hartford, Connecticut. She was born in New Haven, Vermont on April 10, 1913. She worked for twenty-one years at the Aetna Insurance Company before retiring in June of 1973. After retirement, she lived at Welles Country Village in Vernon, Connecticut prior to moving to the nursing home....
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Esther B. Schooley

July 8, 2015

On July 8, 2015, Esther Betty "Betz" (Keim) Schooley of Bloomfield, Connecticut died at the age of 91. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 19, 1924 to the late Irvin Keim and Edna (Leese) Keim. She married Edwin G. Schooley in Philadelphia in 1943 and they moved to Bloomfield in 1959 where they lived happily until he died in 2001. They are reunited in a better place and...
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Marian Kwas

July 4, 2015

Marian Kwas passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Hartford Hospital on July 4, 2015. Marian was born on August 30, 1925 in Staniewice, Poland to Adam and Agnieszka (Gawior) Kwas. In school he liked to play soccer and play violin with his friends and he even made his own violin. In 1941 at the age of 16, he was taken away to a labor camp in Germany where he remained until the liberation...
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Valerie Jean Coulom

July 4, 2015

Valerie Jean Coulom, age 59, died on Saturday, July 4, 2015 after a long illness. Valerie was born on September 15, 1955 in Hartford, Connecticut, and was the third child of Barbara (Peoples) Papa and Frank F. Coulom. Valerie was extremely caring of her family and enjoyed the company of her parents, siblings, nieces and nephews and many friends. Valerie did not hesitate to tell others what she...
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Bradford M. "Doc" Blanchard

June 30, 2015

Bradford M. Blanchard, M.D. or "DOC", as he was affectionately known by many, beloved husband and soulmate of Lauralyn Watson Blanchard, passed away on June 30, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Uxbridge, MA, June 14, 1928, son of the late Carlton and Gertrude Martin Blanchard, Doc made his home in West Hartford for the past 55 years. He attended Norwich Free Academy, was a...
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Joseph Frank Gaspar

June 26, 2015

Joseph Frank Gaspar, 69, of West Hartford, husband of Orathai (Kayaiwong) Gaspar, died Friday, June 26, 2015 at Autumn Lake Healthcare in New Britain. Born in Alsoszolnok, Hungary, he was the son of the late Joseph and Hermina Gaspar. At the age of ten, Joe escaped with his family during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and moved to the United States, settling in Hartford. He was drafted into...
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Geraldine Anne (Farr) Richardson

June 23, 2015

Geraldine Anne "Jerry" (Farr) Richardson, age 99, of West Hartford, Connecticut, died peacefully last Tuesday morning. Jerry was born in the township of Colt in rural Arkansas on March 6, 1916, and died on June 23, 2015, at her home in West Hartford. She was the daughter of Jesse William Farr and Francis Adele (Hooper) Farr and was predeceased by both parents. She is survived by a step-son,...
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Cleveland Ray Denton

June 23, 2015

Cleveland Ray Denton, M.D., age 93, died peacefully on June 23, 2015 at home in West Hartford. Born February 27, 1922 in Burlington, VT, he was the son of Floyd Denton and Dorothy (Cleveland) Denton, step-son of Earl Jennison, Sr., and was also raised by his beloved grandfather Clarence Cleveland. Growing up during the depression, he had happy memories as a member of the hockey and tennis teams...
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Peter J. Belanger

June 21, 2015

Peter J. Belanger, 88, of West Hartford, husband of Eleanor (Frechette) Belanger, died Sunday, June 21, 2015. Born in Berlin, New Hampshire, Peter was the son of the late Pierre and Marie Belanger. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and later with the U.S. Army Reserves. He ran his own roofing contracting business, Peter J. Belanger & Sons, for many years in Ansonia, CT. Peter...
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Melanie Eremita Richard

June 20, 2015

Melanie Eremita Richard, of West Hartford, beloved wife of Robert (Bob) Richard and cherished mother of twin daughters Ashley and Heather Richard passed away on Saturday June 20, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Daughter of the late Michael and Madelyn (Avery) Eremita, Melanie was born in Willimantic, October 17, 1953 and was raised in Mansfield. She attended local schools and...
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June Stearns

June 18, 2015

Long-time West Hartford resident June Stearns died at 92 of natural causes on Thursday, June 18, 2015 in the Hebrew Home. June was an avid gardener often seen with her late son Barry at the Buena Vista community gardens. Her love of tennis often got her up in the middle of the night to watch competitions on the other side of the globe. She was a voracious reader with a bookcase in every room. ...
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Thomas L. Donnelly

June 17, 2015

Thomas L. "Tom" Donnelly, 88, of West Hartford died at home Wednesday, June 17, 2015 following a brief illness. Tom was born July 12, 1926 in Bridgeport, CT to Catherine Lennon Donnelly and Albert Donnelly, Sr. His family lived in West Hartford most of his life. Tom was a graduate of Yale University. He loved travel and lived in many locations around the world for example Brazil where he...
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Ruth (Rogers) Doering

June 15, 2015

Ruth Rogers Doering, 88, of West Hartford, longtime resident of Schenectady, NY, died Monday, June 15, 2015 at her home. She was the widow of Harvey von Eggers Doering. Ruth was born on December 9, 1926 in London, Ontario, the daughter of the late John Albert and Eva Maude (Stevens) Rogers. She graduated with a BS in Mathematics from Colby College in 1948 and subsequently earned an MS in...
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Elizabeth (Maurer) Rogers

June 11, 2015

Elizabeth (Maurer) Rogers, 96, of West Hartford, wife of the late Henry W. Rogers, died at home Thursday, June 11, 2015. Born in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Nellie (Roche) Maurer. She and Henry were married in Lynnhurst, NJ in 1947 and moved to Hartford area in 1964, settling in West Hartford to raise their family. Her husband Henry predeceased her in 2007. Mrs....
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Jane B. Hart

June 5, 2015

Jane B. Hart, died Friday June 5, 2015. Funeral services will be private.
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Catherine Mary Dowling

June 5, 2015

Sister Catherine Mary Dowling (Sister Mariella) of the Sisters of Mercy died peacefully on June 5, 2015 at St. Mary Home. One of four children, Sister was born in Waterbury on July 13, 1934 to the late Edward and Helen (Bergin) Dowling. She attended St. Margaret Grammar School and Waterbury Catholic High School. As a child, she longed to become a Sister of Mercy; Catherine entered the convent on...
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Ronald Bruce Utman

June 4, 2015

Ronald Bruce Utman (known as Bruce), 64, of Simsbury, CT died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Born on November 3, 1950 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Ronald Utman and is survived by his mother, Nancy Utman Bolgard and stepfather, Robert D. Bolgard, residents of West Hartford. He had been a resident of Connecticut for 60 years. A graduate of Newington High School, he...
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Theodora Z. "Teddy" Rosenlof

May 29, 2015

Theodora "Teddy" (Zafranis) Rosenlof, 95, longtime resident of West Hartford, CT and most recently Barrington, RI, beloved widow of Carl C. Rosenlof, died Friday, May 29, 2015. Teddy was full of life, goodness and love for her family. Her playful and vivacious spirit touched the lives of all who surrounded her; her absence will be felt by all. Teddy was born in Thompsonville, daughter of the late...
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Gladys Dymicki

May 25, 2015

Gladys (Pietrycha) Dymicki, formerly of Farmington, passed peacefully Monday, May 25, 2015 at the age of 95. She was the widow of Leo F. Dymicki. Born June 27, 1919 in Hartford, Gladys was the daughter of the late John Pietrycha and Anna (Pracon) Pietrycha. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for Pratt and Whitney for 35 years. She was able to experience many changes throughout her...
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Nancy H. Marshall

May 22, 2015

Nancy Hotchkiss Marshall of West Hartford, CT, passed away peacefully at age 92 on Friday May 22, 2015. During her remaining days she was surrounded by family and loving care-givers in her home. Nancy, the daughter of Roland and Lillian Hotchkiss, was born in Waterbury CT on March 13, 1923. She graduated from St. Margaret's School in 1940 and Connecticut College in 1944, with a degree in Fine...
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Elfrida "Mutsy" Van Vleck

May 20, 2015

Elfrida ("Mutsy") Doyle Van Vleck, 84, of West Hartford, wife of the late Joseph Van Vleck 3rd, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015. Mutsy was a playful and vivacious spirit who touched the lives of all who surrounded her. Born in New Orleans, LA, Mutsy was the daughter of the late Andrew and Alexina (Bisso) Doyle. She and her beloved husband, Joseph, were married in New Orleans, LA,...
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Robert E. Shields

May 16, 2015

Robert E. "Bob" Shields, 87, of Bloomfield, formerly of West Hartford, died Saturday, May 16, 2015. He was the husband of Patricia Shields. Born and raised in Altoona, PA, the son of the late Frederick and Lillian Shields, Bob served with the U.S. Navy Medical Corps during World War II and graduated from Penn State, Class of 1951. He married his lifelong friend and college sweetheart, Patricia...
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Everett F. Johnson

May 12, 2015

Everett F. Johnson, 93, of West Hartford, husband of Norma (Liljedahl) Johnson, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Born in Hartford, the son of Fred H. and Ingrid (Fernquist) Johnson, he was a lifelong resident of West Hartford. Everett graduated from William H. Hall High School, Class of 1939, and trained as a tool and die maker with Pratt & Whitney Small Tool Division. He and Norma...
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Wayne A. Anderson

May 4, 2015

Wayne A. Anderson, 77, of Glastonbury, husband of Ida (Johnson) Anderson, died Monday, May 4, 2015 after a short illness at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Arnold C. and Lillian (Nelson) Anderson, Wayne grew up in West Hartford and graduated from William H. Hall High School, Class of 1955. He graduated from Bentley College and the University of Hartford and...
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Adam K. Reid

May 1, 2015

Adam Reid died peacefully surrounded by people who loved him like crazy on May 1, 2015. His 35 years on this earth were filled with mischief, music, laughter and tons of stories (long ones). He battled like a champion with health problems for most of his life, lost so many loved ones along the way, and we know there was a menagerie of family, friends and pets greeting him upon his arrival to his...
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Donald J. Wilkinson

May 1, 2015

Donald J. Wilkinson, 87, of West Hartford, husband of Gloria (Gustafson) Wilkinson, died Friday, May 1, 2015 at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. Born and raised in Hartford, the son of the late Charles B. and Jewel (Keene) Wilkinson, Don graduated from Weaver High School and served with the U.S. Army, 7th Infantry Division in Korea prior to hostilities. He went on to complete his degree in...
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Mary K. Riley

April 23, 2015

Mary K (Kapustynski) Riley, 97 of Bloomfield passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Mary was born in New Britain, CT on April 11, 1918 daughter of the late Anna and Alexander Kapustynki. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles F. Riley Jr. She is also predeceased by her siblings, Elsie, John, Josephine, Andrew, Peter and Julian. She leaves behind...
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Sister Marie Coffey

April 17, 2015

SISTER MARIE COFFEY, RSM (Bernard Mary) of the Sisters of Mercy died on April 17, 2015 at St. Mary Home in West Hartford surrounded by her family in Mercy. One of 8 children, Sister was born on October 24, 1924 to the late Frank and Mary Josephine Loughnane Coffey. She was educated in Hartford and worked for three years at Caledonian Insurance Co. prior to entering the Sisters of Mercy on Dec....
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Donat P. Dumont

April 4, 2015

Donat P. Dumont, 91, of Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, died peacefully Saturday afternoon, April 4, 2015, at Hartford Hospital. He was the devoted and loving husband of Francoise (Bolduc) Dumont. Don was born November 15, 1923 in Breakeyville, Quebec, son of the late Valere and Adelia (Larose) Dumont. He attended schools in Quebec and moved to the Hartford Area in 1949. He was a retired carpenter...
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Donald J. Mattioda

April 3, 2015

Donald J. Mattioda, 83, of West Hartford, died Friday, April 3, 2015. Born in Marseilles, Illinois, the son of the late John B. and Catherine (DiSilvestro) Mattioda, Don moved with his family to Clermont, FL at the age of 12. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Horticulture and served in England as a Captain with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After the...
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Pearl (Jones) Doughty

April 1, 2015

Pearl (Jones) Doughty, 96, of West Hartford, wife of the late Leonard Doughty, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. She was born in Hartford, daughter of the late Fred and Bertha Jones. She was predeceased by her brother, Bill Jones of Burlington, and a sister Betty Jones of Willsboro, NY. She leaves four daughters, Judith Thomas Deegan of Dunnellon, FL, Jean Woram McNeill of Worcester, MA...
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Robinson A. Grover

March 28, 2015

Robinson Allen Grover, 79, of West Hartford, husband of Nancy Dow Grover, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2015 surrounded by his family, comforted by classical music and the reminiscences of friends and family that he so cherished. During a long and spirited battle with MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome), Rob never complained about his fate, calmly showing us all how to go forward with honesty,...
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Anthony Mary Scholsky

March 28, 2015

Sister Anthony Mary Scholsky of the Sisters of Mercy died peacefully on Saturday March 28 at St. Mary Home, West Hartford. The daughter of Sigmund and Mary Wysocki Scholsky, Sister was born on Oct. 18,1927 in Hazardville, CT but grew up in Manchester. Sister entered the Sisters of Mercy on June 27, 1948; she professed religious vows on January 2, 1951. She earned both B.S. and M.A...
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Ronald Massey Lee

March 26, 2015

Ronald "Ron" Massey Lee, of Clarksville, VA, formerly of West Hartford, Simsbury and Granby, passed away March 26, 2015. He was the son of the late Eric and Florence Lee. Ron leaves his wife of 60 years, Alta (Anthony) Lee; his daughter Deborah A. Behrens; his son Richard S. Lee; his granddaughter Sarah Behrens Gatt; his grandson Brandon S. Behrens; and great-grandson Anthony Lee Behrens. He...
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Thomas Michael Schulz, Jr.

March 25, 2015

Thomas Michael Schulz, Jr, 65, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2015 after a long illness. Tom was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 28, 1949, the beloved son of Audrey (Dillmeier) Schulz and the late Thomas Schulz of Severna Park, MD. Growing up in Long Island, the Netherlands and Fairfield, CT, Tom graduated from Notre Dame High School in Bridgeport, CT in 1967 and attended Norwalk Community...
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Jack Haeflich

March 25, 2015

Jack Haeflich, 80, beloved husband of Margot (Wagner) Haeflich, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2015 in his home. Jack was born on February 21, 1935 in NY, NY to the late Maria (Woertge) Kessler and the late Michael Haeflich. After accelerating as a young student, Jack graduated from Stuyvesant High School in NYC in 1952 and then he could attended college at the United States Merchant...
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Peter Arthur Steinhauser

March 22, 2015

Peter Arthur Steinhauser died peacefully in his home in West Hartford, CT, on March 22, 2015, after a three year battle with a rare lung disease. He was 66. Peter was born in Butte, MT on January 9, 1949, to his parents Stephen Rogers Steinhauser and Lois Helen Albrecht. He lived in Montana, Utah, Texas, and Long Island, where he attended Locust Valley High School in Nassau County, New York. As a...
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Cyril Stanton Sokale

March 19, 2015

Cyril S. Sokale, D.D.S. 82, of Harwich, MA, passed away on March 19, 2015. He was born September 16, 1932, the son of the late John and Ruth Sokale of Farmington, CT. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean M. Sokale. Dr. Sokale graduated from the University of Connecticut and earned his doctorate of dental surgery at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He began his dental practice in...
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Ruth C. Tuller

March 15, 2015

Ruth C. Tuller, longtime West Hartford resident and teacher and most recently of Vernon, died March 15, 2015. She is survived by nephews John S. Tuller and his wife Ann of Vernon, CT., James E. Tuller and his wife Lisa of Hackensack, MN, nieces Barbara T. Cameron and her husband George of Harwich, MA and Emily T. Worth and her husband Patrick of Cedarburg, WI and several grand and great grand...
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Adeline Tarascio

March 15, 2015

Adeline Tarascio,102, died peacefully on March 15, 2015. Adeline, daughter of the late Carmelo and Salvatrice (Mollica) Tarascio was born in Floridia, Italy on March 7, 1913 and lived in West Hartford. Adeline and her brother Andrew owned and operated Antoine Beauty Salon for over 40 years. She was a loving daughter, devoted sister and beloved aunt. Adeline will be dearly missed. She is survived...
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Gloria Lee Killeen

March 12, 2015

Gloria Lee Killeen, 89, of West Hartford, died Thursday, March 12, 2015 at St. Mary Home in West Hartford surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Hartford on September 13, 1925. The daughter of the late William J. Killeen and Leona Z. Killeen, Gloria grew up in Hartford and was a Junior Underwriter at London-Lancashire and Typist at Gorbach Ins. Agcy. She is survived by her sisters...
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Michael Welch McQuade

March 9, 2015

Michael W. McQuade, a resident of West Hartford for the past four years, passed away on March 9, 2015. He was the son of the late Maurice McQuade and Jean Playdon. Mike was a graduate of Conard High School and Clark University, where he excelled at soccer and crew. Mike was a captain in the U.S. Air Force and served in the Air Defense Command, (NORAD). He leaves a son, Brett T. McQuade ...
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Donald Gustav Olson

March 9, 2015

Donald G. Olson, 97, of West Hartford, loving husband of the late Julia (Biss) Olson, died peacefully Monday, March 9, 2015 at his home. Born in Hartford, a son of the late Gustav Harold and Inga Christine (Johnson) Olson, Donald graduated from William Hall High School, West Hartford. He proudly served in the United States Navy in World War II. Donald was a lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran...
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Charles Boornazian

March 7, 2015

Charles Boornazian, of West Hartford passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the age of 92. He was the beloved husband of Anne R. Boornazian, loving father to Charles H. Boornazian and Patricia Boornazian-Macdonald and big brother to Mary Boornazian. Charles exuded an endless amount of unselfishness, love, enthusiasm and concern for his wife, children and grandchildren. He...
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Angela Maria (Mercier) Spain

March 6, 2015

Angela Maria (Mercier) Spain, 78, of West Hartford, widow of William F. Spain, Jr., died Friday, March 6, 2015. Born and raised Torrington, she was the daughter of the late Hubert J. "Buster" and Inez (Folco) Mercier. Angie graduated from the Hartford Hospital Nursing School in 1958 and married the following year. Her first job was as a nurse at the site of Constitution Plaza during its...
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Valerie Ehn McCarthy

March 3, 2015

Valerie (Ehn) McCarthy, 72, of Old Saybrook, passed away March 3, 2015. She was born in Hartford on February 6, 1943. The daughter of the late J. Henry and Marjorie Ehn, Valerie is survived by her sister, Jocelyn Ehn of West Hartford; her son Brent McCarthy, his wife Linda, and their son Anthony of Nokomis, FL; her daughter Kristen McCarthy Dobratz and her daughter Lauren of Old Saybrook; an...
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Nancy (Myler) Goodwin

March 1, 2015

Nancy M. Goodwin, 83, of West Hartford, CT, formerly of Columbus, OH and Wilmington, DE, died Sunday, March 1, 2015. She was the wife of the late Reverend A. Murray Goodwin. Born in Toledo, OH, the daughter of the late William M. and Mildred (Harrison) Myler, Nancy grew up in Ohio and graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1953. She and Murray married that year and moved to...
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