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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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Juanita (Johnson) Alden

February 27, 2015

Juanita Johnson Alden, wife of Dr. John O. Alden, passed away on February 27, 2015 at Duncaster's Caleb Hitchcock Health Center in Bloomfield. She was born in Waynesville, MO, the daughter of the late Wilbur Baxter Johnson and Etta Brownfield Johnson. She was predeceased by two brothers, Alfie Johnson of St. Louis, MO and Ewell Johnson of Waynesville, MO. Mrs. Alden, or Nita as she was known...
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Hans Gustav Erickson

February 27, 2015

Hans Gustav Erickson, 90, passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. Born September 8, 1924 in Sweden, he emigrated to the United States in 1928. His family joined other Swedish immigrants in becoming members of The Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hartford. A resident of West Hartford for most of his life, he graduated from Hall High School in 1942. A veteran of WWII, he had the...
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Barbara (Ganung) Packer

February 22, 2015

Barbara (Ganung) Packer, 83, of West Hartford died Sunday, February 22, 2015. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Chauncey B. and Josephine (Richmond) Ganung, Barbara was a longtime West Hartford resident. She was predeceased by her sister Charlotte M. Ganung in 2008. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the State Street Cemetery in Hamden...
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John E. Sternberg

February 6, 2015

John E. Sternberg, 59, of Cheshire, died unexpectedly on February 6, 2015 at his home. Born in Hartford, John grew up in West Hartford. He graduated fromHall High School where he excelled in football, cross country and track, and served as a Corpsman with the U.S. Navy in the Mediterranean. After the service, John didn't work due to a disability but he did enjoy life. He lived in the Greater...
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Rita A. (Jay) Sanders

February 6, 2015

Rita A. Sanders, 79, of West Hartford, CT, formerly of Whiting, VT, died unexpectedly on Friday, February 6, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was the widow of Morris E. "Sandy" Sanders. Born in Poultney, VT, the daughter of the late Frank and Lucy (Wescott) Jay, Rita lived most of her life in Vermont. She worked various jobs through the years but most enjoyed her work as a grandma...
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Doris H. Osterndorf

February 4, 2015

Doris H. Osterndorf, of Brookfield, died Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at the Noble Residence at Avery Heights, Hartford, CT. Doris was born May 31, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York and was the daughter of the late Harry and Hilda Hansen. She was educated in the New York school system and graduated from the Catherine Gibbs School, now Gibbs College. Doris worked on Wall Street for the Cuban American...
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Norma Jean (Guardiani) St. Amand

February 1, 2015

Norma Jean (Guardiani) St. Amand, 75, of Manchester, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Yolanda (Lorenzetti) Guardiani. Norma resided in Wethersfield and Marlborough for most of her adult life. She was retired from Hartford Hospital, where she worked for 30 years. ...
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Joseph Henry Long

January 31, 2015

Joseph Henry Long of West Hartford, died on January 31, 2015 at the age of 89. Born February 27, 1925 in Chicago, Joseph Long was the son of Fred Long and Catie Smick Long of Villa Park, Illinois. He graduated from York High School, Elmhurst, IL. He served his country as a radar mechanic in the US Army Air Corp. from 1943 to 1946, and met his future wife– a strawberry blond – Elsie Rockwood...
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Norma Speirs Wassell

January 31, 2015

Norma Thompson Speirs Wassell passed peacefully from this life on Saturday January31, 2105 at the age of 93. Norma was the daughter of Charles and Helen Speirs and was born on Easter Sunday, March 27, 1921 in Hartford Ct. She graduated in 1938 from Weaver High School located in Hartford. During WWII she accompanied and supported he her husband Tom, who was assigned to an Army Air Corp base in...
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Carolyn (Keyes) Liljedahl

January 30, 2015

Carolyn K. Liljedahl passed away peacfully at home on January 30, 2015. Born in Brookfield, Vermont, she was the daughter of Perley and Alice Keyes. Carolyn moved from Vermont to Hartford, after High School where she met her husband of 63 years, Gilbert Liljedahl. Carolyn worked at Hamilton Standard and also Liljedahl Brothers, Inc. Carolyn was a very loving and giving person, having been...
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Charles Thomas Gienty

January 26, 2015

Charles Thomas (Chuck) Gienty, 60, beloved husband of Deborah Lea Riccio, passed away at his West Hartford home on Monday January 26, 2015. Son of the late James Gienty and Mary Ann (Cassineri) Gienty of Bristol CT, Chuck was also predeceased by a brother, James Gienty, Jr. Chuck is survived by his devoted wife Deborah, a niece, Lisa Bleau and her two children, Emilee and CJ, who were special to...
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Calvin T. Hughes, Jr.

January 26, 2015

Calvin T. Hughes, Jr., M.D., 88, of West Hartford died at his home on January 26, 2015. Dr. Hughes was a retired ophthalmologist who practiced in Hartford. He grew up in Southington and was a graduate of Loomis School. He served with the U.S. Navy prior to graduating Yale University, Class of 1950, and Harvard University Medical School. He served internships at Mount Auburn Hospital in...
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Richard Barry Cohen

January 26, 2015

Richard Barry Cohen 71, of West Hartford died Monday January 26, 2015 at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford. Funeral services will be private.
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Anna M. "Ann" Bell

January 25, 2015

Anna M. "Ann" Bell, of Wethersfield, CT died peacefully at her home on January 25, 2015. Her death came mere days after terminating her dialysis treatments, which she had courageously and faithfully endured thrice weekly for twelve plus years. It was dialysis that had enabled Ann to extend her life and remain active until her final hours. Ann was born in Hartford on January 17, 1933 to her...
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Wilma (Kraus) Burnham

January 21, 2015

Wilma Kraus Burnham, 104, of Hartford, formerly of West Hartford, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at her home. She was the wife of the late Curtiss C. Burnham. Born in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Milton and Alice (Morstadt) Kraus, Wilma grew up in the Midwest. She began to develop a sense of selflessness early in life during the Influenza Epidemic of 1919, when she helped care for...
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Charles P. "Chuck" Skuba

January 20, 2015

Charles P. "Chuck" Skuba, 49, of West Hartford, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. He was the husband of Kathleen Skuba and father of Elizabeth, Nate and Seth Skuba. Born in Hartford, the son of Marion Skuba and the late Charles R. Skuba, Chuck attended Conard High School, Class of 1983, and graduated from the University of Hartford. He began his career in...
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John J. "Jack" Godfrey

January 20, 2015

John J. "Jack" Godfrey, 91, of West Hartford, beloved husband of Jane (Popham) Godfrey, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Born in Hartford, the son of Thomas and Margaret Godfrey, Jack grew up in Hartford and served with the U.S. Navy. He worked at several jobs over the course of his career but retired after 10 years with the Hartford Steam Boiler. He found happiness and friendship over 46 years...
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Ottilie H. "Tillie" Cook

January 19, 2015

Ottilie H. "Tillie" Cook, 99, of Granby, formerly of West Hartford, passed away on January 19, 2015. Born in Bristol on December 11, 1915, the daughter of the late Karl and Martha Hein, Tillie was married to the late Clarence S. Cook for 66 years. Tillie graduated from Immanuel Lutheran School in Bristol and went on to work for New Departure. After staying home to raise her daughter, she was...
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Alice Gertrude Fortier

January 16, 2015

Alice Gertrude MacLellan Fortier of Rocky Hill, CT died January 16, 2015. She was born in Inverness, Nova Scotia, May 20, 1921, daughter of Ronald Allen MacLellan and Mary Isabel MacKinnon MacLellan of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. She graduated from St Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia in 1942 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She was employed as a dietitian at St. Mary's...
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John Clifford Johnson

January 16, 2015

John Clifford Johnson, husband of Jean Campbell Johnson died on January 16, 2015. A resident of West Hartford, he was born on June 1, 1920 in the Redding section of Georgetown, Connecticut. He was the son of John Gunnar Johnson and Signe Haggren Johnson. Besides his beloved wife of 66 years, he is survived by his daughter, Beth J. Briggs and her husband David L. Briggs of Newington, Connecticut...
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Alfreda L. Michaud

January 14, 2015

Alfreda L. Michaud, of Hartford died January 14, 2015 at Avery Heights in Hartford. A private burial was held on Friday January 16, 2015 at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield.
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David Wilson Bradley

January 13, 2015

David Wilson Bradley of Bloomfield, formerly of West Hartford, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Dave lived a very full life to 93 ½, loving family and friends, and active right to the end. Born in New Haven June 12, 1921 of parents John Smith and Bonnie Cross Bradley, he graduated New Haven's Hillhouse High School 1939 and New Haven College 1948. A B-17 pilot, 1st LT, in WWII, flying had been a...
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Joseph F. Sabaitis

January 12, 2015

Joseph F. Sabaitis, 87, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully at home on January 12, 2015. Mr. Sabaitis, a World War II Navy Veteran, was the beloved and devoted husband of Theresa Sabaitis. They were married for over 64 years. He was the devoted father of Joseph Sabaitis, Jr. of Simsbury, Frank Sabaitis and daughter-in-law, Corinne Sabaitis of Pasadena, CA, and James Sabaitis and daughter...
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Edwin A. Spath, Jr.

January 9, 2015

Edwin A. Spath, Jr. M.D. of West Hartford passed peacefully from this life on Friday, January 9, 2015 at home surrounded by loved ones after a long courageous struggle with cancer. He is survived by his three children, Liana, William and Abigail and by his Life Partner of 25 years, Cynthia McLane. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Howard Berkun, his niece Jennifer Berkun Pigott and his...
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Catherine K. Alquist

January 3, 2015

Catherine K. Alquist passed away peacefully on January 3, 2015 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her loving children. Cathy was born November 24, 1942 to Katherine and James A. Keating, Jr. Cathy graduated from Bloomfield High School and attended the University of Hartford. She worked at Laurel School, CG/CIGNA and The Travelers before retiring. Family was always most important to Cathy, who...
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Shirley Acker Burhoe

December 28, 2014

Shirley (Acker) Burhoe, 90, of West Hartford passed away December 28, 2014. A lifelong resident of West Hartford, Shirley graduated from Green Mountain College in VT. She met and married Robert Burhoe (who predeceased her) while he was on leave from the Navy.They settled in Elmwood after the war and were married for 62 years. After successfully raising her four children, Shirley joined the...
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Rich Czernicki

December 28, 2014

Richard John Czernicki, 60, of Burlington, husband of Lynn E. (Seely) Czernicki, died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Bernard J. and Sophie S. (Krajewski) Czernicki, Rich grew up in Farmington. He worked for 36 years at the University of Connecticut Health Center, retiring as the facilities manager at the age of 55. Rich was an avid golfer...
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Kenneth Woodruff Johnson

December 26, 2014

Kenneth Woodruff Johnson, born on February 2, 1917, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2014 after 97 years of great health and many happy memories with family and friends. He lived most of his life in West Hartford, and enjoyed 25 years of retirement in Chatham on Cape Cod before moving to East Granby and finally moving to the Seabury Retirement Community in Bloomfield. Ken was proud to...
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Edward Bagdigian

December 20, 2014

Edward Bagdigian, 99, of Bloomfield, died Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the Governor's House in Simsbury. He was the husband of the late Arline V. Bagdigian. Born in New Britain, the son of the late John and Kayane (DerMardirosian) Bagdigian, Ed was a graduate of New Britain High School. He served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War in the "Flying Yankees" 118...
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Mabel Sadoian

December 19, 2014

Mabel Sadoian, 107, of Hartford died December 19, 2014 at her home. She was born in Cambridge, MA, but moved to Hartford as a young child and lived there the rest of her life. She worked 47 years for The Travelers, retiring in 1970. She was a devoted and cherished member of Center Church since 1932. She enjoyed travelling in Europe and the U.S. She was predeceased by her sister Alice and her...
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Hermine Wimmer

December 15, 2014

Hermine Wimmer, 87, of West Hartford, wife of the late Karl Wimmer, died Monday, December 15, 2014 at Saint Francis Hospital. Born in Germany, Hermine and Karl married in 1949. The couple moved to the United States in 1953, residing in Manchester and Hartford before settling down in West Hartford in 1961. Hermine was trained as a hairdresser in Germany and was certified when she came to the...
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Frances Elizabeth Kramer

December 9, 2014

Frances Elizabeth Kramer, 91, died peacefully at McLean Home on December 9, 2014, in Simsbury, CT. Frances was the only girl in a family of five siblings. Her parents were Louis and Lilie Kramer (nee Riedel) of Newark and Jersey City, New Jersey, respectively. Her four brothers, George, Louis, Robert and William are all deceased. Born on May 1923 in Elizabeth,New Jersey, Frances, along with her...
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Elizabeth Nyswaner Lindsay

December 8, 2014

Elizabeth Nyswaner Lindsay, 91, longtime resident of West Hartford, died Monday, December 8, 2014, at her home in New Jersey. Betty was born and raised in Washington, Pennsylvania, and graduated from high school there in 1941. After high school graduation she attended Bethany College in West Virginia. In 1944 she married Lt. John S. Lindsay, a graduate student and instructor in English at...
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Mary (Ott) Gett

December 8, 2014

Mary (Ott) Gett, 93, of Newington, wife of the late Albert Gett, died peacefully December 8, 2014 at Arden Court in Farmington. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Frederick M. and Jennie (Stone) Ott, Mary graduated from Hartford High School and Hartford Secretarial School. She worked the majority of her career as a legal secretary for several judges and lawyers in the Hartford area and...
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Charles D. Block

December 4, 2014

Charles D. Block of Avery Heights in Hartford died December 4, 2014.
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Merle (Chapin) Beeney

November 30, 2014

Merle (Chapin) Beeney, age 95, passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014. Daughter of Ralph W. and Lottie (Meyer) Chapin, she was born in West Hartford on April 21, 1919. Merle, a life-time resident of West Hartford, graduated from Hall High School and then Russell Sage College. After college she was employed at Southern New England Telephone Company where she met her husband, Roland. They...
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Rose (Manoogian) Boornazian

November 28, 2014

Rose (Manoogian) Boornazian, 86, of Rocky Hill, formerly of West Hartford, wife of the late Charles Leslie Boornazian, died on Friday (November 28, 2014) at her home. Born in New York, NY, the daughter of the late Michael and Yeva Manoogian, she grew up and spent the first half of her life in New York City and the second half of her life in the Hartford area. Prior to moving to CT in 1964, Rose...
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Frank Cosentino

November 27, 2014

Frank Cosentino, 72, of Farmington, CT passed peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, November 27, 2014. His family gives thanks for his life and his love, his kind and calming spirit and his generous nature. Frank immigrated to Hartford, CT from Castiglione Cosentino, Italy in 1959 with empty pockets and big dreams. He graduated from the University of New Haven and worked...
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Lucy M. Penta

November 25, 2014

Lucy M. Penta, 96, of West Hartford, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at home. Born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Ralph and Elsie (Trotta) Penta, Lucy lived in New Britain until moving to West Hartford in 1964. She worked with the Travelers Insurance Company for 40 years, retiring in 1974, and was a member of the Church of St. Mark the Evangelist. Lucy enjoyed travelling the world in...
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Edward H. Trasko

November 12, 2014

Edward Trasko of West Hartford passed away peacefully at home November 12, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Ann, in 2009. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Joseph and Nellie S. Trasko, Ed attended local schools. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII in the Pacific Theater and later went to Japan after the atomic bomb to help the refugees. The...
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Richard Olson Barrett

November 8, 2014

Richard Olson Barrett, 84, of West Hartford, beloved husband of Mary Downer Barrett for 59 years, passed away at home on Saturday November 8, 2014. Besides his wife, Richard is survived by children John (Kathleen) of Hudson, Ohio; Susan and Andrew of West Hartford; grandchildren Sarah Costigan (William) of Los Angeles, CA; Meagan Hughes (Steve) of Manhattan Beach, CA; Charlotte and Rocco Vernia...
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Henry Kerley Elliott

November 6, 2014

Henry Kerley Elliott (90) of West Hartford, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family as they sang his favorite hymns, on November 6, 2014. He was born October 10, 1924 in Mt. Airy, North Carolina and delivered by his grandfather, Dr. John L. Woltz, a country doctor who delivered all of his own children and grandchildren. Henry's father, Lt. Kerley Commodore Elliott, piloted...
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Joan K. Berthoud

November 2, 2014

Joan K. Berthoud, 87, long-time resident of West Hartford, died peacefully on Sunday, November 2 at Caleb Hitchcock Nursing Center in Bloomfield. Born in Bayonne, New Jersey to Russell and Irene Kansteiner, she graduated from Bernards High School, and then went to Duke University, following her sister Ruth. After several years working in accounting, she married John Ramseyer Berthoud in 1960....
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Russell C. Hunter

October 27, 2014

Russell Craig Hunter, age 59, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Russell was born on November 29, 1954 to Elna (Pfau) Hunter and the late Alan Hunter and was greeted at birth by his three older brothers. He grew up in West Hartford and was the proud owner of Pfau's Hardware located in West...
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Lois (Montross) Hogan

October 18, 2014

Lois (Montross) Hogan, 70, of South Glastonbury, wife of Michael J. Hogan, died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Hebrew Home in West Hartford. Lois was born in Hartford, the daughter of Kermit and Eunice (French) Montross and grew up in West Hartford. She moved to Holliston, MA with her first husband and raised a family. She would become a hockey mom, cowbell in hand, and an enthusiastic baker,...
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Winifred (Dorr) Dworak

October 17, 2014

Winifred Dorr Dworak, age 86 of West Hartford, CT and South Yarmouth, MA, wife of the late William J. Dworak passed away October 17, 2014 at Harborpoint of Centerville, MA. She was born in Janesville, WI, daughter of Winifred and Charles Dorr, grew up in Milton, WI and graduated from Milton High School, where her father was the Superintendent of Schools. She received a Bachelor of Business...
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Marie (Hassing) Sullivan

October 16, 2014

Marie (Hassing) Sullivan, 77, of West Hartford CT, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 16, 2014. She was the widow of the late Superior Court Judge L. Paul Sullivan. Born on October 23, 1936, in Jackson MN, Marie was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Petrich) Hassing. She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1958 from the College of St. Teresa in Winona MN, and moved...
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George Harold Murray

October 12, 2014

George Harold Murray, 90, husband of the late Marjorie Bonstein Murray, died Sunday, October 12, 2014 in Bloomfield, CT. George was born in Norwalk, CT, October 13, 1923, the only son of the late Harold Torrey Murray and Charlotte Franke Murray. He was a descendant of Daniel Murray, who emigrated from Scotland and served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. George graduated...
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Jean S. Elmers

October 11, 2014

Jean Sheldon Elmers, 98, passed peacefully in her apartment at Middlewoods in Farmington on October 11, 2014. She was the second daughter of Harry Elmers and Mary Shelton Elmers of Rockford Illinois. Jean moved to the Hartford area in 1943. Jean was a graduate of Rockford College where she studied English literature, French and Design arts. She worked for the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance...
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Donald C. Schwartz

October 4, 2014

Donald C. Schwartz, 73, of West Hartford, husband of Julie (Gibbs) Schwartz, died Saturday, October 4, 2014 at his home. Born in Middletown, the son of the late Philip and Myrtle (Carlson) Schwartz, Don graduated from The Choate School and went to earn a Bachelor of the Arts from Tufts University. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and worked as a systems programmer with the Aetna and Cigna...
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Ralph J. Andrews, Jr.

January 19, 1920 - September 22, 2014

Ralph J. Andrews Jr., age 94, of Vero Beach, FL, passed away on September 22, 2014. He was born in Waterbury, CT to Kittie E. Selby and Ralph J. Andrews. He graduated from Duke University in Durham, NC with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ralph and his wife of 71 years, Alberta, both went on before us in death this year, after 62 years together in the original house they had built in...
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Alice (Harman) LeBel

September 22, 2014

Alice (Harman) LeBel, 92, of Newington, widow of Everett M. LeBel, died on Monday, September 22, 2014. Born and raised in New York City, the daughter of the late Harry and Doris (Spier) Harman, Alice graduated from the Lincoln School and earned a Bachelor of the Arts Degree from Swarthmore College, Class of 1943. After graduation, she worked in Washington, D.C. During these war years, Alice...
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Douglas Weir Addison

September 16, 2014

Douglas Weir Addison,89, died September 16, 2014 in Hartford. Born November 3, 1924 in Springfield, MA, he was the only child of the late Douglas J. and Christine Weir Addison. Doug was also predeceased by his two wonderful wives, A.M. (Marge) Winings Addison in 1992 and Ruth Wentworth Gilchrist Addison in 2011. He graduated from Commerce High School of Springfield, MA in 1942 with a...
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Richard E. Morrill

September 16, 2014

Richard Everett Morrill, 86, of West Hartford died September 16, 2014 after a short illness. Born May 17, 1928 in North Adams, MA, he was the son of Frank Baxter and Beatrice Downs Morrill. He married Gwendolyn Estelle Vannah in 1958 and they lived in North Granby, CT, for many years before retiring to their summer home in Port Clyde, ME. After Gwen's death, Richard moved to West Hartford. He...
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Sister Louis Miriam Kocsis

September 16, 2014

SISTER LOUIS MIRIAM KOCSIS of the Sisters of Mercy died Tuesday (September 16, 2014). Born in Torrington, Sept. 22, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Pustinger) Kocsis. After high school, Sister was employed by the Torrington Company before entering the Sisters of Mercy in 1954. Following her profession of religious vows 3 years later, she was immediately missioned to...
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Agnes Ann (Villano) Nastri

September 16, 2014

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Agnes Nastri, of West Hartford on September 16, 2014. Agnes was born in New Haven and graduated from Hamden High School and the Stone School of Business. She then worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Engineering Department of Winchester Repeating Arms and later for the Postmaster General's office in Philadelphia. Agnes and her...
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Nancy Sue (Montgomery) Lein

September 10, 2014

Nancy Sue Lein, aged 69, of West Hartford, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at UConn Health Center. She was born December 11, 1944 in Denver, CO and resided in Buffalo, NY before settling in West Hartford. A proud graduate of Hall High School class of 1963 and Eli Whitney Tech, Nancy will be remembered as a writer, artist and compassionate human being whose understanding and kindness...
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Clarissa E. (Tompkins) Watson

September 10, 2014

Clarissa Tompkins Watson, 90, beloved wife of the late Harold William Watson, passed away peacefully under hospice care at the Hospital of Central Connecticut September 10, 2014, after a short illness. Devoted daughter of Franklin James and Elizabeth Bergetta Tompkins, she was born on November 24, 1923 in Sioux Falls, SD and grew up in Milwaukee, WI and East Orange, NJ. She graduated with a B.A....
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Joyce E. Farrell

August 28, 2014

Joyce E. (Andrea) Farrell died unexpectedly Thursday, August 28, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born on January 25, 1926 at St. Joseph Hospital in Stamford, CT. She is predeceased by her parents, James and Lucy (Whyles) Andrea. She resided in Waterbury and Naugatuck most of her life and was most recently a resident of St. Mary Home in West Hartford...
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Marcia Faith Rachy

August 25, 2014

Marcia Faith Rachy, 73, died August 25, 2014, at her home in Arlington, VA. Born in Rockville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Violet V. Rachy, of West Hartford. Although she had lived for many years in Virginia and loved her home there, she spoke of Connecticut lovingly all her life. Ms. Rachy graduated in 1963 from the University of Connecticut where she was a member of Phi Mu...
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Charles W. Swindell

August 25, 2014

Charles W. "Chuck" Swindell, 84, of West Hartford Connecticut, died on August 25, 2014 surrounded by loving family members after several years of bravely battling numerous illnesses. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Joan Swindell, his son David Swindell and his wife Gail Goodman of Acton, Massachusetts, his daughter Susan Swindell of Waterbury Center, Vermont and his Grandson...
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Dorothy "Dolly" Cudworth

August 23, 2014

Dorothy "Dolly" (Jorgensen) Cudworth of Seabury Life Care Community in Bloomfield, died Saturday August 23, 2014. She was born February 4, 1923 in New York City and grew up in the Bronx, the daughter of George Jorgensen and Florence (Hansen) Jorgensen. . She leaves her husband, Robert Wallace Cudworth, and two daughters: Wendy and her husband James O'Malley of St. Johnsbury, Vt. and Connie...
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Virginia (Pfau) Costello

August 18, 2014

Virginia (Pfau) Costello, 92, widow of Charles H. Costello, passed on Monday, August 18, 2014 at a local convalescent home. She lived in West Hartford all of her life and was the daughter of Frank and Mary (McKirdy) Pfau. Virginia was a communicant of St. James's Episcopal Church, West Hartford, former Secretary of St. Faith's Episcopal Prep. Alumnae, and life member of G.F.S. Hartford Branch...
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Wendell Scott Stephenson

August 17, 2014

Wendell Scott Stephenson of West Hartford died on August 17, 2014 in West Hartford. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of the late W. Vernon Stephenson and Georgia Stephenson, and had lived in West Hartford all of his adult life. He was associated with Aetna Life before becoming the Executive Director of the National Kidney Foundation of Connecticut. He became associated with the...
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Joseph L. Casale

August 11, 2014

Joseph Lawrence "Joe" Casale passed away August 11, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Born on February 21, 1919 in Lawrence, MA, he was the son of late Italian immigrants Peter and Jennie Casale. The youngest of five children, he is preceded by his brothers Anthony and Dominic, and sister Carmela Cullen. Joe is survived by his brother John Casale of Bristol, CT; his son Dr....
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David M. SanGiacomo

August 2, 2014

David M. SanGiacomo of West Hartford and Wellfleet, Massachusetts, beloved husband of Alice (Nashlenas) and the son of the late Michael and Rose (Lowe) SanGiacomo, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 2, 2014 with family at his side. He was born on January 26, 1938 in Hartford, CT and lived in the area throughout his life. He was a graduate of Bulkeley High School and received both his...
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Robert G. Ostrand

July 30, 2014

Robert G. Ostrand, 78, of Morocco, died July 30, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late George and Helen (Manor) Ostrand. Bob grew up in West Hartford and served with the U.S. Navy. He worked with General Electric for the majority of his career and retired from Lucent Technologies in 2005. Bob enjoyed bicycling, fishing, and discussing politics. He was a...
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Doris Ann Hansen

July 25, 2014

Doris Ann Hansen, 94, passed away July 25, 2014 with her children by her side. Born in Baltimore, Maryland and a graduate of Drexel University, Doris lived in West Hartford for over 50 years and more recently at 'Emeritus' in South Windsor. She is pre-deceased by her beloved husband of 58 years, Robert S. Hansen. She is survived by adoring children and grandchildren: her daughter Barbara Ann...
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Charles R. "Bunky" Ramsey

July 21, 2014

Charles R. "Bunky" Ramsey of Farmington passed away peacefully on Monday evening, July 21, 2014 after a long and valiant struggle with illnesses. He was predeceased by his daughter Susan Chaves and survived by his wife of 61 years, Amelia and son David of South Carolina. He leaves behind his son-in-law Frank Chaves of Farmington and his wife Sally and their son Ryan, along with grandchildren...
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Karen Lynn Bartis

July 19, 2014

Karen Lynn Bartis, 66, of Wethersfield, formerly of West Hartford, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Saint Francis Hospital. The daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie (Melinsky) Bartis, Karen was born in Hartford and grew up in West Hartford. She received her undergraduate degree from Nasson College (ME), and master's degrees from Temple University (PA) and St. Joseph University (CT). Karen...
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George H. Ellingwood III

July 11, 2014

George H. Ellingwood III passed into the loving arms of our Father in Heaven on Friday July 11, 2014. George was born on April 8, 1950 and grew up in Bloomfield, CT. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1967 where he also played football. He was a 1971 graduate of New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire were he majored in English. George worked at Pratt and Whitney and retired...
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Beverly Beach Eaton

July 4, 2014

Beverly Beach Eaton, 93, of Bloomfield, formerly of West Hartford, passed away on Friday (July 4, 2014) at the Seabury Retirement Community. She was married for 60 years to the late Edward C. Eaton, III and was a lifelong resident of West Hartford until moving in 2003 to Seabury Retirement Community in Bloomfield. She was born Sept 16, 1920 to Charles Bradford Beach and Lucille Curtin Beach in...
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Stuart Duncan

June 30, 2014

Stuart Duncan, 51, passed away at his home on June 30, 2014. He is survived by his daughter Hannah, three step-children, mother, brother, sister, and several nieces. He was predeceased by his father. Private memorial services were held. For online condolences, please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.
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Richard H. "Dick" Hoff

June 22, 2014

Richard H. Hoff, 92, long-time resident of Bloomfield and husband of the late Dorothy Christiansen Hoff, died peacefully on Sunday, (June 22, 2014) at Seabury Skilled Nursing Facility in Bloomfield after a long illness. Richard ("Dick") was born in Evanston, Illinois, on August 5, 1921. He graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1939, and from University of Rochester in 1943, with a...
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Chester Stanley Sperre

June 19, 2014

Chester Stanley Sperre, 97, of West Hartford, husband of Rita (Collins) Sperre, died Thursday June 19, 2014 in West Hartford. Born in Hartford, the son of Lars "Louis" and Hilma (Swanson) Sperre, he graduated from Hall High School, Class of 1935. He went on to Morse Business College, graduating with honors in 1937, and joined Hartford Electric Light. Chet was one of the first to be drafted into...
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Richard C. Shaw

May 31, 2014

Dr. Richard Clark Shaw, 91, of Avon, husband of Juanita (Cole) Shaw, died Saturday May 31, 2014. Born and raised in Toledo, OH, he was the son of the late Clark and Mabel (Helwig) Shaw. Richard graduated from the University of Toledo and the University of Chicago Medical School. He served with the U.S. Army Medical Corps during WWII and the Korean War after which he went into private practice...
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Raymond F. Hale

May 26, 2014

Raymond F. Hale Godfrey, 50, of West Hartford died unexpectedly Monday, May 26, 2014. He was the beloved son of Jane (Popham) Godfrey and John J. "Jack" Godfrey. Born in Hartford, Ray attended Conard High School in West Hartford and served with the U.S. Navy. He went on to graduate salutatorian from Middlesex Community College and with highest honors from Trinity College. Ray worked for a...
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Isabelle (Fraser) Benson

May 26, 2014

Isabelle F. Benson, 96, of West Hartford died Monday, May 26, 2014 at her home. Born in Storrs, the daughter of the late Mary (Muir) and Alexander Fraser, Isabelle grew up in West Hartford and graduated from Hall High School, Class of 1936. She married Chester F. Benson in 1942. Isabelle worked for the West Hartford Department of Education for 30 years. She was a deacon with South Church of...
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LeRoy Irving Johnson

May 12, 2014

LeRoy I. Johnson died peacefully on May 12, 2014 in the loving company of his family. The son of the late John and Therese (Magnuson) Johnson, he was born March 20, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. Lee was predeceased by his precious wife, Helen M. Johnson in 2010, whom he married in 1945. They raised their family while residing in Burlington, VT and subsequently West Hartford, CT for forty years...
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