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James E. Bullock

February 10, 2017

Dr. James E Bullock passed away at the age of 94 on February 10, 2017, surrounded by his sons and many, many friends. Jim is survived by his sons, Alan and Charles, along with his much loved daughters-in-law, Robin and Kristen, his four grandchildren, Emily, Eric, Erika and Alexis, and his sisters, Marjorie and Faye, and brothers, Doug and Dean. Jim was preceded in death by his loving wife of...
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George E. Heppner

February 10, 2017

George E. Heppner, 93, of West Hartford, husband of the late Joan (Muldoon) Heppner, died Friday, February 10, 2017 at St. Mary Home. Born in Hartford, the son of the late George and Lillian (Garland) Heppner, he grew up in Hartford and graduated from Hartford High School, Class of 1941. During WW II, George volunteered and served with the U.S. Army. Afterwards, he went on to graduate from...
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Virginia (Vaughan) Maine

February 10, 2017

Virginia Vaughan Maine, 87, of Farmington, passed away peacefully at home on February 10, 2017. Virginia grew up in the Bronx and attended Cornell University, where she majored in chemistry in 1950. She attended graduate school in chemistry at Harvard University and then worked in industrial chemistry laboratories in Springfield, MA and Hartford, CT for several years. She married her husband,...
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Janet Joyce Killeen

February 9, 2017

Janet Joyce Killeen, 88, of West Hartford, died Thursday, February 9, 2017 at St. Mary Home in West Hartford surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Bristol on April 12, 1928. The daughter of the late William J. Killeen and Leona Z. Killeen, Janet grew up in Hartford and worked in the personnel department at Travelers Insurance for more than 40 years. She is survived by her sister Carol...
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Sally (Failla) Fumiatti

February 5, 2017

Sally Fumiatti, 97, formerly of Wethersfied, the widow of Peter J. Fumiatti, died Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Apple Rehab in Rocky Hill. Born in Hartford, Sally was the daughter of Sabastiano and Salvatrice (Pavone) Failla. She was retired from Telephone Order Department of G. Fox & Co in Hartford. Sally was an avid reader, loved Italian and Spanish music and could make a friend anywhere. ...
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Walter Oscar Ekwall

February 4, 2017

Walter Oscar Ekwall passed away Saturday, February 04, 2017 at Arden Court in Farmington at the age of 94. He was the wonderful husband of Martha Carlson Ekwall for 63 years and the son of the late Oscar and Astrid Ekwall. Walter was born August 10, 1922 in Hartford and lived in West Hartford before moving to Bloomfield 11 years ago. He graduated from Hall High School, Class of 1940, and...
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Josephine (Piazza) Urso

February 1, 2017

Josephine Piazza Urso, 96, passed away on Feb. 1, 2017 at Saint Francis Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Maria (Bosco) and Salvatore Piazza and the wife of the late Paul Urso. She was born in Hartford and resided in Newington for the past forty years. While her husband served in WWII, she joined the women's work force at Pratt and Whitney. Josephine's main focus in life was her...
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Sylvia Anopolsky

May 30, 1928 - January 31, 2017

Sylvia Anopolsky, 88 formerly of Bloomfield passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Samuel Anopolsky. Born on May 30, 1928 in Hartford, CT. Sylvia was the only child of Louis and Florence (Diamond) Levy. She graduated from East Hartford High School in 1946 and retired from Cigna Insurance Company in 1991. Sylvia is survived by her loving sons...
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Richard B. Washburn

November 29, 1929 - January 27, 2017

Richard "Dick" Belden Washburn, 87, of West Hartford and Groton Long Point, CT, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2017 after a recent decline in his health. Born November 29, 1929 in Hartford, CT, he was the beloved husband of the late Barbara Griffith Washburn and son of John and Cornelia Washburn. He attended boarding school at Vermont Academy where he played hockey and football, class of...
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Jane (Compton) Sullivan

February 6, 1921 - January 27, 2017

Jane C. Sullivan, 95, of West Harford died Friday, January 27, 2017 at St. Mary Home. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert H. Sullivan, who passed on March 20, 2007. Born on February 6, 1921 in Harrisburg, PA, the daughter of Elizabeth Brown Compton and Max Roswell Compton, Jane moved from Harrisburg to Bridgeport CT with her parents when she was 12. Her family eventually settled in...
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George C. Hastings

March 30, 1928 - January 27, 2017

George C. Hastings, husband of Laura M. Hastings, died January 27, 2017 after battling a brain tumor. He was born in Rutland, Vermont on March 30, 1928, son of Madeline "Pat" (Cassidy) Hastings and Edward W. Hastings. He lived most of his life in West Hartford. Hastings was a retired partner at the Hartford law firm Robinson & Cole, where he practiced from 1957 to 1995. He was a graduate...
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Dorothy (McAfee) Bloomquist

January 25, 2017

Dorothy (McAfee) Bloomquist, 100, of Farmington, formerly of West Hartford, died January 25, 2017 at the University of Connecticut Medical Center. She was the widow of Lennart Bloomquist. Born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada on April 20, 1916, Dorothy lived all of her married life in West Hartford. She graduated from the Morse College of Business and devoted all her years of work to Aetna...
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William Robert "Bob" Hawk

January 21, 2017

William Robert "Bob" Hawk of West Hartford, husband of Mary Ann (McCarthy) Hawk, died at 82 on January 21, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Lineville, Iowa, Bob graduated from Lineville High School, Class of 1954. He enlisted with the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Westover Air Force Base. While in the service, he took up ballroom dancing and participated in many dance competitions...
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Sister Marian Slezak

January 20, 2017

Sister Marian Slezak (Mary Anthony) of the Sisters of Mercy died peacefully on January 20, 2017 at St. Mary Home West Hartford. Born in Southington on August 17, 1926 of the late Anthony and Maria (Turek) Slezak, she was raised in Southington and entered the Sisters of Mercy on June28, 1947. Sister professed her vows on January 2, 1950. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from St...
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Lucy Anne Read

January 15, 2017

Lucy Anne Read, daughter of the late Reverend Cannon Ralph D. Read and Helen Nothnagle, passed away January 15, 2017. She was born on November 3, 1938 in New York City and lived most of her life in West Hartford, Connecticut. Lucy graduated from Oxford School in 1956, and Centenary College for Women in 1958. She studied at the University of Madrid in Spain, from 1958 to 1959, and then at Alliance...
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Sally Ann Daly Meredith

January 15, 2017

Sally Ann Daly Meredith passed away peacefully Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 91. Born in Hartford, CT she was the daughter of Kathryn C. Daly and Dr. William P. Daly of Hartford and West Hartford. She attended the Kenwood Academy of the Sacred Heart in Albany, NY and graduated from St. Joseph College in West Hartford going on to teach kindergarten in the Hartford Schools for a brief period of...
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Anthony DiBiasio

January 14, 2017

Anthony DiBiasio of Farmington, CT and Naples, FL passed away peacefully on January 14, 2017 at 90 years of age. Devoted husband of Adele (nee Lenhardt). Beloved father of Alisa (Jaime) Correa and Adele (Dennis) Ruppert and grandfather of Christina, James, and John Correa and Adele and Gwen Ruppert. He leaves behind dear sisters Mary Julian and Theresa (Robert) Seravalli and many cherished...
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Carolyn S. Arvidson

January 12, 2017

ARVIDSON, Carolyn S. Carolyn Arvidson (née Short) died peacefully on January 12, 2017 after a short illness. She is survived by three daughters, Amy Arvidson of Seattle, Rebecca Kelly of Philadelphia, and Cadie Pruss of Kamiah, ID; their husbands Matt Geyman, Chris Kelly and Mike Pruss; and five grandchildren: Lauren, Grant and Cadence Kelly and Ben and Emily Geyman. She is also survived by...
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Henry H. Barton II

January 11, 2017

Henry H. Barton, II, 68, of West Hartford, died Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at his home. Born in Orange, NJ, the son of the late John C. and Irene (Holmes) Barton, Henry graduated from Conard High School, Class of 1966, and served honorably in the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division. He was an Eagle Scout in his youth and a member of V.F.W., Hannon-Hatch Post 9929. Henry is...
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Paul A. Melvin

January 9, 2017

Paul A. Melvin, 83, of West Hartford, Connecticut, passed away peacefully late Monday afternoon, January 9, 2017. Born in Holden, Massachusetts, on November 9, 1933, Paul graduated from Worcester North High School and Clark University before entering the US Army in 1956. He graduated with honors from the Army Language School in Monterey, California, and worked for the Army Security Agency,...
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Marion G. Spear

January 8, 2017

Marion G.Spear, 92, lifelong resident of West Hartford, died peacefully on Sunday, January 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stuart and Marcelle Spear of West Hartford and her brother and sister in law, Roger and Mary-Ellen Spear of Saint Louis, MO. Miss Spear was a long-time member of First Church of West Hartford and The Town and County Club of Hartford. She enjoyed many...
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Barbara (Hollister) McDonnell

January 6, 2017

Barbara Hollister McDonnell, of West Hartford, widow of Robert Q McDonnell, Jr passed away Friday January 6, 2017 after a brief illness. Barb was born in Springfield, MA, June 29, 1921 to A. Dwight and Ethel J. Hollister. She grew up in Springfield and attended schools there. Barb was a member of the Girl Scouts of America and earned the Golden Eaglet. Barb graduated from University of North...
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David E. Weaver

January 1, 2017

David E. Weaver, 77, formerly of Porter, Maine, passed away peacefully at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, ME late Sunday evening, January 1, 2017. After his birth in Hartford, Connecticut on August 25, 1939, he returned to the family farm in Bloomfield, Connecticut with his parents, Elizabeth M. and Stanley L. Weaver. He attended Bloomfield Grammar School and graduated from...
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Barend "Bart" van den Brink

January 1, 2017

Barend "Bart" van den Brink beloved husband of Tonnie, the love of his life for 55 years, passed away on January 1, 2017. He was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands on August 16, 1935. Bart was a resident of West Hartford, CT and formerly of Westport, CT. Besides his wife Tonnie, he is survived by his 2 children, their spouses, and his 2 granddaughters: his son Hans and wife Sheri of Georgia, and...
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Fung Ang Chung

December 27, 2016

"Fung Ang (Dea) Chung" 90, of West Hartford, beloved wife of late husband Doo Chew Chung, died peacefully Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Hughes Health and Rehabilitation. Born in Canton, China, she has resided in Hartford area for nearly 68 years. Mrs. Chung was the former owner of the Canton Restaurant in West Hartford, which she operated for 30 years until her retirement in 1989. She was...
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Emilio Donato "Nails" Vincenzo

August 9, 1936 - December 26, 2016

Vincenzo, Emilio Donato "Nails" of West Hartford passed away December 26, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in New London, CT on August 9, 1936, son of the late Michael and Concetta (Cusanelli) Vincenzo, he lived in the Hartford area since 1945. He was a retired sheet metal mechanic, and a good, kind, loyal and hardworking family man who will be missed. He leaves 5 children: Debbie Vincenzo,...
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Joan Kerr Romeo

December 24, 2016

Joan Kerr Romeo of Farmington died Saturday, December 24, 2016 after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Dominic M. Romeo. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late John and Winifred (Johnston) Kerr, Joan graduated from Hall High School in West Hartford and attended Central Connecticut State College. She worked her entire career with Chandler Evans in West Hartford and retired as a...
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Elizabeth Meek Stewart

November 23, 1915 - December 23, 2016

Elizabeth Meek Stewart, 101, formerly of Wethersfield, died Friday, December 23, 2016 at Avery Heights in Hartford. Born in St. Clairsville, Ohio on November 23, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Edward D. and Edna (Judkins) Meek. Betty graduated from St. Clairsville High School, Class of 1933, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in 1937 from the College of Wooster, Wooster, OH and a BS...
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Masako "Mike" Brown

December 19, 2016

Masako "Mike" Brown, 86, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother of Bristol, CT, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 19, 2016. Masako was born on December 28, 1929 to the late Toyokichi & Haru Fujita in Nogata, Fukuoka, Japan. As a child, she was very athletic, enjoyed sports and would often take a train by herself to the shore to go swimming at the beach. Her parents owned a local bakery...
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Jo Ann L. Kearns

December 12, 2016

"Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi. Jo Ann Lassiter Kearns, 55, of West Hartford passed away peacefully Monday, December 12, 2016 surrounded by her beloved family, following a six month illness. Born November 25, 1961, she was the daughter of Albert E. Lassiter and Hazel Braswell Lassiter of Washington, NC. She received a degree in education from the University of...
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Barbara (Newman) Findlay

January 13, 1923 - December 7, 2016

Barbara Newman Findlay, 93, of Bloomfield, CT formerly of Fairfield, CT died on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Born in Waynesboro, PA on January 13, 1923, the daughter of the late Samuel and Matilda Newman, Barbara graduated from Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA, Class of 1940. She went on to Smith College in Northampton, MA, Class of 1944, and later earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from...
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Richard Miles Libbey

July 6, 1929 - December 1, 2016

Richard Miles Libbey passed away on December 1, 2016 in Bloomfield, Connecticut after a short illness. He was born July 6, 1929 in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, the son of Lucile Hoogs Libbey and Valentine Libbey. His mother's family had been in Hawaii since the 1840's. His father was a New Englander who visited Hawaii on an around-the-world voyage and decided to stay. Richard attended The...
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Lorraine Crockett Loveland

November 28, 2016

Mary Lorraine Crockett Loveland, 88, of Newington, CT, beloved wife of the late Wayne Williams Loveland, passed away in her home on Monday, November 28, 2016, in the company of family and friends. Lorraine was born September 16, 1928, in Hartford, Connecticut, daughter of David C. Crockett and Dolly Storrs Crockett. She was raised in West Hartford, where she attended local schools and graduated...
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Celia Vassos Casey

November 24, 2016

Celia Vassos Casey, 87, of West Hartford, CT passed away on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Celia was born in Union City, NJ to Mary and Stamatios Vassos on July 19, 1929. She graduated from Dickinson High School of New Jersey before continuing on her education at the New Jersey State Teacher's College, Class of 1953. She went on to receive her Master's degree at Teachers College of Columbia University...
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Walter G. Heileman

November 24, 2016

HEILEMAN, Walter G, 77, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully at home on November 24, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Ernst and Lena Heilemann. He was a proud U.S. Air Force veteran, graduate of Temple University Technical School and was employed with Univac, now Unisys, for 30 years. He loved life, traveling, his trains and his grandchildren. He leaves behind his...
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Louise L. Cole

November 23, 2016

Louise LaPointe Cole died peacefully in her home at the age of 99 on November 23, 2016. Family were with her and she received the Last Rites of the Catholic Church. Louise was second oldest of seven children. She grew up in a close-knit family, enjoyed school, and worked as a bookkeeper after graduating. She married Frank S. Cole in 1940, brought up six children and found time to pursue...
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James C. Rush

November 27, 1942 - November 19, 2016

Rev. James C. Rush, 73, of West Hartford, retired co-pastor of St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Windsor passed away peacefully November 19, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born November 27, 1942 he was the son of the late and former West Hartford Chief of Police, William P. and Gladys C. (Watson) Rush. He leaves a brother and sister-in-law Superior Court Judge William B. and Sally Rush of Fairfield. Fr...
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Thomas Clark Jackson

March 16, 1921 - November 16, 2016

Thomas Clark Jackson, 95, of Bloomfield Connecticut died on November 16, 2016. Born in Brooklyn New York, on March 16, 1921, the youngest of four sons to G. Harry and Mae Clarke Jackson, Tom attended the Loomis School in Windsor CT, Williams College and Rutgers University where he was tapped for Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, excelled on the swim team, and presented the first of many jazz radio...
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Roy Thomas Young

July 26, 1941 - November 16, 2016

Roy Thomas Young, 75, of West Hartford, CT died November 16, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born July 26, 1941, he was the son of the late George E. and Katherine (Ryan) Young. Roy graduated from the Greenville, ME High School, Class of 1959 and was a peace time veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1959-1962. From 1963-2002, Roy was employed at the Institute of the Living for 32 years and then...
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Joseph "Coach" Beidler

November 15, 1918 - October 31, 2016

Joseph B. "Coach Beidler", 97, died on Monday, October 31, in the comfort of his home. He was born November 15, 1918. Joe served our country during WWII as a Lieutenant in the Navy aboard a mine sweeper. His passing leaves a void in the hearts of many, especially his devoted daughter, Nancee, (Ray Torns) and his adoring wife and "best girl" of 74 years, Ruth. He is also survived by his daughter...
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Susan (Lowry) Winter

October 20, 2016

Susan Lowry Winter, 90, formerly of Hickory Lane and more recently of the McAuley, both of West Hartford, CT died peacefully on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at home. Susan was born January 14, 1926 in Syracuse, NY, the daughter of the late Dr. Paul Lowry and Margaret Ellithorp. She was a 1943 graduate of Walnut Hill School in Natick, MA and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History from...
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Ana Colon

October 19, 2016

Ana Garnier Santana Vda de Colon, 85 formerly of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2016. She was born in Barrio Sabanetas, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico on November 10, 1931 to Jose Garnier Y Rovira from Mayaguez and Herminia Santana, originally from Sabana Grande. Ana lost her beloved husband Felipe Colon Caban in 2012 and is happy to be reunited with him in the eternal life. Her...
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George Gorgas Twitchell

October 9, 2016

George Gorgas Twitchell of Bloomfield, CT passed away October 9, 2016. George was pre-deceased by his wife Anne Barton Twitchell, his brother Henry D. Twitchell, Jr., and his sister Nancy T. Anthony. He is survived by his sister Claire T. Grant of Mechanicsburg, PA, sister-in-law Jean B. Twitchell of Falmouth, ME, daughter Elizabeth (Betsy) T. Alexander and husband David of Columbia, MD, son...
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Mary Boornazian

April 14, 1931 - October 6, 2016

Mary Boornazian, 85, of West Hartford passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in Hartford, CT on April 14, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Boornazian of West Hartford, and predeceased by her loving brother, Charles (Garo) Boornazian and his wife Anne (Rustigian) Boornazian. Mary grew up in Hartford, and graduated from...
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William J. Teasdale

October 6, 2016

William James Teasdale, 88, of Bloomfield and West Hartford, died on October 6, 2016 at St. Mary Home in West Hartford, where he had been a patient for nearly three years. Son of Thomas M. Teasdale and Mary (Clubb) Teasdale, Bill was the loving husband of Carol for 55 years. He is survived by his wife Carol, daughters Pamela (John) D'Amico, Elizabeth (Kevin) Fitzgerald, Hilary (Michael) Sherrill...
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Florence M. Bowmar

October 5, 2016

Florence M. Bowmar, 93, peacefully joined the Lord on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at Avery Heights, Hartford, CT. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Congregational in Farmington, CT. She was the daughter of U.S. Methodist Missionaries serving in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she was born. She began her lifelong love of music with piano lessons at age 5. Her family returned to the...
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Ehrentraut Eisele

October 4, 2016

Ehrentraut Eisele, beloved wife of the late Hans Ulrich Eisele for 55 years died in the hope of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on October 4, 2016. She was born on August 24, 1925 to the late Martin Stockmann and Ida Schneider Stockmann in Marienwerder, West Prussia. To old friends she was Traudel, to new friends she was Trudy and to family she was simply Oma. She, along with her family,...
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Henry P. Kolakowski

November 19, 1926 - October 3, 2016

Dr. Henry P. Kolakowski, beloved husband and best friend of Mary (Trymbulak) Kolakowski, died on October 3, 2016 at his home in West Hartford at age ninety-nine after a full and rewarding life. Born in Hartford, CT on the 29th of June, 1917, Henry was the oldest of the five children of John and Helen Dobros Kolakowski. Dr. Kolakowski graduated from Hartford Public High School, Class of 1935,...
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Frances Edna Kaminski

October 3, 2016

Frances Edna (Lindstrom) Kaminski, age 89, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2016 at RWJUH-Somerset Hospital in Somerville, NJ with her daughter Joan by her side. Frances was born November 19, 1926 in Hartford, Connecticut. She was the daughter of the late Frank Lindstrom and Ruth Benson of West Hartford, Connecticut. Frances graduated from Hall High School in West Hartford, CT. She worked...
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Joanne A. Jones

September 11, 2016

Joanne A. Jones, 78, of Stafford Springs, died Sunday, September 11, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late William and Hope Jones. Joanne loved gardening and mowing her lawn on her John Deere and worked at the Rockville Soup Kitchen for many years. She is survived by five children, Maureen and Kelly Heath of Penton, VT, Ellen and Earl...
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Arthur S. Titus

September 10, 2016

Arthur Steven Titus passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016. He was the son of the late Kevork and Takouhie Titus (Tateosian) of Forest Hills, New York. A graduate of Forest Hills High School, Arthur was a career electrician and longtime member of IBEW Local 3 in New York City. A lifetime parishioner of St. George Armenian Church in Hartford, CT, Arthur served on the Parish Council and...
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Roger Allen Lawson

October 20, 1929 - September 7, 2016

Roger Allen Lawson (86) of Bloomfield, CT passed away after a brief illness on September 7, 2016 with his loving family at his side. He was the beloved husband of Margaret Wallace Lawson. Roger was born in Sylvan Grove, Kansas on October 20, 1929, and graduated from Kansas State University in 1952. He served in the United States Air Force as an instructor in Pre-Flight Training until his...
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Joseph F. Sabaitis, Jr.

September 6, 2016

Joseph Francis Sabaitis, Jr., 63, of Simsbury died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at his home. The son of Theresa (Simone) Sabaitis and the late Joseph F. Sabaitis, Sr., he was born in Scranton, PA and spent his early youth in Clark Summit, PA. In 1969, Joseph moved to West Hartford where he attended Conard High School but spent his senior year at the newly completed Hall High School,...
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Juliette (Wollenberg) Sandberg

September 1, 2016

Juliette (Wollenberg) Sandberg, 82, formerly of Farmington and West Hartford, died September 1, 2016 in Warrenton, VA. She was the wife of the late Edward O. Sandberg. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late John A. and Anna (Foster) Wollenberg, Juliette graduated Farmington High School, Class of 1951, and Saint Joseph College for Women in West Hartford, Class of 1955. She taught elementary...
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Sister Marie Christel Scholl

August 30, 2016

Sister Marie Christel (Marjorie A. Scholl) of the Sisters of Mercy died peacefully at St. Francis Hospital on August 30, 2016. Born in Long Island, New York on July 7, 1938 to the late Elwood and Marjorie (Crane) Scholl, she was raised in Newtown, CT. Sister entered the Sisters of Mercy on August 24, 1958 and professed her vows on June 26, 1961. She earned her B.A degree in Art History and a...
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Janet (Fairbanks) Potter

August 28, 2016

Janet (Fairbanks) Potter, 73, of Bristol, wife of the late Richard E. Potter, died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Brookdale West Hartford. Born in Hartford, the daughter of Daniel and Edith (Swanson) Fairbanks, Janet grew up in Windsor. She graduated from Windsor High School, Class of 1961, and went on to graduate from Becker Junior College in 1963 with an Executive Secretarial AS Degree. Janet...
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William C. "Bill" Dunakin

August 22, 2016

William (Bill) Charles Dunakin, 79, of West Hartford, CT died on Monday, August 22, 2016. He was born March 29, 1937 in Geneva, Illinois to the late Paul Harold Dunakin and Elizabeth Buethe Dunakin. Bill graduated from Wheaton Community High School in 1955 and, after active submarine duty, graduated from Northwestern University in 1962. After 30 years as a computer consultant, he followed his...
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Anne (Barton) Twitchell

August 20, 2016

Anne Barton Twitchell, Bloomfield, CT, passed away on August 20th, 2016. She was born on May 8, 1927 to Russell Pratt Barton & Martha deCourcy Barton of West Hartford. She graduated from Hall High School in 1945 and continued her education at Lasell Junior College and, in Boston, Forsythe School of Dental Hygienists. Anne & George Twitchell were married in 1948 while Anne was employed as a...
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Bernice Hansen Shepard

August 8, 2016

Bernice Louise Hansen Shepard of Hamden and long time resident of West Hartford died on August 8, 2016 at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was born in New Haven on February 19, 1923, the daughter of the late Hans J. and Margaret (Wright) Hansen. She grew up in East Haven where she attended local schools and was active in the Old Stone Church. She graduated from New Haven State Teacher...
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Clara Ortiz

August 8, 2016

Clara Ortiz, 81, the wife of the late Pedro Ortiz, passed away on Monday, August 8th 2016 at Westside Care Center in Manchester. A very devoted wife, loving mother and a kindhearted individual. Born in San. Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, though she had lived in Hartford, CT. most all her life. Clara also had a strong devotion to her Catholic faith. She leaves behind her daughters; Virginia Ortiz...
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Marilyn Janice Daley

September 22, 1935 - August 1, 2016

Marilyn Janice Meade Daley, widow of the late Henry Joseph Daley, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 1st, 2016 in West Hartford, CT. She was born on September 22,1935 to the late William and Florence (Larkin) Meade. She is survived by her daughters, Karen Daley Hull, and Brenda Daley Kozuch, son William M. Daley, grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, and Andrew Hull, Henry, Corey, Erik and...
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Russell A. Fleming

July 29, 2016

Russell Fleming, beloved husband of the late Arline Fleming died peacefully on Friday, July 29, 2016. He was born in Hartford, the son of the late Charlotte and Alexander Fleming. In the early Fifties he moved to West Hartford where he has resided ever since. Prior to retiring he was employed by Western Electric for over forty years. During World War II he joined the Army and was...
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Betty Gwyn (Messenger) Morcom

July 28, 2016

Betty Gwyn Messenger Morcom, born in 1924, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Betty was the daughter of the late Harold T. Messenger and Nell G. Messenger. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, William M. Morcom, as well as her brother, Richard G. Messenger. She is survived by her children and their spouses; Gwyn (John Anthony)...
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Gary E. Rouillard

July 25, 2016

Gary E. Rouillard, 85, of West Hartford, husband of Muguette "Midge" (Veilleux) Rouillard, died Monday, July 25, 2016 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Hartford, the son of the late Peter and Dora (Dowds) Rouillard, Gary graduated from Hartford High School and served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He took a position in sales with Halmar...
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Mildred (Pietrycha) Blaschinski

July 18, 2016

Mildred Blaschinski, 93, of West Hartford, widow of Edward Blaschinski, died Monday, July 18, 2016. Born in Hartford, one of nine children of the late John and Anna (Pracon) Pietrycha, she was raised in East Hartford and graduated from East Hartford High School, Class of 1941. Mildred and Edward married in 1943 and made their home in West Hartford. In addition to raising a family, she worked...
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Anne Boornazian

July 14, 2016

Anne Boornazian, 91, of West Hartford, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and sister in-law died peacefully on July 14, 2016 after a lengthy illness. She was predeceased by Charles Boornazian, her devoted husband of 63 years. Anne was the loving mother of: Charles H. Boornazian of Farmington, CT., Patricia Boornazian-Macdonald of Raynham, MA., mother in-law of: Barbara Boornazian and...
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Salvatore L. Ficaro

July 13, 2016

Salvatore L. Ficaro, 94, husband of Lucille (Carbonneau) Ficaro, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at John Dempsey Hospital. One of seven children of Joseph and Josephine Ficaro, Sal was born and raised in Hartford and served with the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1946 he co-founded Ficaro Bros., a bakery supply trucking company based in East Hartford that served the entire state. He managed...
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James S. "Jim" Dailey

July 5, 2016

James S. "Jim" Dailey, age 81, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2016. Born in Burlington, Vermont to parents Edward J. and Catherine M. Ragamata Dailey, Jim grew up in Hartford, Vermont before attending St. Michael's College (class of 1957) in Colchester. He served for two years in the U.S. Army before settling in the Hartford, Connecticut area. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 57 years,...
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Frances (Barbieri) Sergi

July 31, 1919 - June 26, 2016

After a long, joyful and distinguished life, Frances Barbieri Sergi passed away on June 26th, 2016. She was born July 31, 1919 in New York City to Theresa LaGumina Barbieri and Frank Barbieri, both of whom were born in Italy. Frances was raised in Queens, New York and was an honors graduate of Richmond Hill High School, Hunter College and New York University. She played a piano recital at...
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Judith Lazar

October 29, 1924 - June 22, 2016

Judith Lazar of 791 Prospect Avenue, West Hartford passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the Reservoir in West Hartford. Judith was born in Budapest, Hungary on October 29, 1924. Judith will join her father, Dr. Stephen Lazar; her mother, Elisabel Kalacsa; and her brother, John Lazar in heaven. Judith held both a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Masters Degree. Judith came to...
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Janet S. Martin

June 16, 2016

Janet S. Martin, 85 of Farmington, CT passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016. She was born in Hartford, CT on January 1, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Frederick W. Smith and Carolyn F. Smith. Janet was the beloved wife of the late Donald C. Martin. They shared a life together for 59 years. She is survived by her sister Caris S. Jones of Wethersfield, son Donald C. Martin Jr., ...
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Gerard P. Barrieau, Sr.

May 4, 1928 - June 10, 2016

Gerard P. Barrieau Sr. of West Hartford, beloved husband for 57 years of the late Lorraine Lawrence Barrieau, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 10, 2016 surrounded by his devoted and loving family. He was the son of the late Livain and Lydia Barrieau. Born May 4, 1928 in New Bedford MA, he spent the majority of his life in Wethersfield moving to West Hartford in 2005. An avid golfer,...
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Doris (Webster) Newman

June 9, 2016

Doris (Webster) Newman, 90, of Bloomfield, wife of William O. Newman, died peacefully Thursday, June 9, 2016 surrounded by family. Born in Northampton, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Merton and Pauline (Jarvis) Webster, Doris moved to West Hartford as a young girl. She attended Beech Park Elementary School, and graduated from Oxford School, Class of 1944, and Briarcliff Junior College,...
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Marcella (Gilmore) Taylor

August 23, 1922 - June 8, 2016

Marcella (Gilmore) Taylor, "Mama," 93, of Newington passed away peacefully on June 8, 2016 with her loving family by her side. Marcella was born on August 23, 1922 to Bernard and Marcella (Arthurs) Gilmore in Scranton, PA. She loved her big Irish family including siblings: Arthur, Mary, Margaret, Evelyn, James, Bernard, and Alice. Marcella was a proud graduate of Lackawanna Business College, PA....
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Angela M. (Cardillo) Faenza

June 5, 2016

Angela Maria (Cardillo) Faenza, 95, of West Hartford, widow of Ralph J. Faenza, died peacefully Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Hebrew Home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Nicola and Lucia (Martino) Cardillo, Angela was a long time West Hartford resident and communicant at the Church of Saint Mark the Evangelist. She is survived by three devoted sons and...
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Irene Marjorie Pintavalle

May 26, 2016

Irene Marjorie Clark Pintavalle 91, of Newington passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Robert John Pintavalle, they shared a life together for 63 years. She was born in Highwater P.Q., Canada, the daughter of the late Herbert & Mildred Clark. When Irene was 7 months old, the family returned to the U.S. and settled in Hartford, CT. She met Bob at St. Paul's Methodist...
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Hilda Lara Gandara

May 26, 2016

Hilda Lara Gandara, 88, was born in Camaguey, Cuba. She was the daughter of the late Miguel Lara and Dulce Maria Alvarado. The oldest of eight children, she was responsible for taking care of her younger siblings. Growing up on a cattle farm instilled in her the values of hard work and sacrifice. At 15, she met her future husband, Pablo. It was love at first sight. After a five-year courtship,...
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Lieselotte H. Audolensky

May 24, 2016

Lieselotte H. (Sasse) Audolensky, 81 of Bloomfield, beloved wife of Robert J. Audolensky passed away in comfort and in peace on Tuesday May 24, 2016 at her home following a long illness. She was born on April 19, 1935 in Berlin, Germany to the late Arthur and Maria Sasse. She immigrated to the United States in 1955 settling in Philadelphia, PA before moving to Bloomfield in 1964. She retired...
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Arthur Terry Castagno

May 17, 2016

Arthur Terry Castagno, 80, of Hartford, husband of Edith (Palmer) Castagno, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at home after lengthy illness. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Arthur and Mae (Niemitz) Castagno, Arthur graduated from Rockville High School, Class of 1953, and Ward College of Technology in Hartford. He served four years activity duty with the U.S. Air Force in the years between the...
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Marie Louise (Patriquin) Lowe

May 12, 2016

Mary Louise (Patriquin) Lowe, age 92, passed away on May 12, 2016 in Bloomfield, Connecticut. She was born in Arlington, Massachusetts, the only child of the late Dr. Forrest Patriquin and Florence (Baldwin) Patriquin. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Garrison Lowe, Jr. She lived throughout the country as her father was stationed at various hospital facilities. She graduated from...
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Vina M. Odelius

May 10, 2016

Vina M. (Hughes) Odelius of West Hartford, widow of George R. Odelius, died on her 83rd birthday, Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury. Vina was born in Allagash, Maine, one of eight children of the late Norman Leslie and Leanna (Jackson) Hughes. She and her husband George owned and operated West Hartford Laundromat for 42 years. Family was everything to Vina. You could...
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Winifred S. Hartling

July 16, 1921 - May 6, 2016

Wynn Hartling, of West Hartford, died peacefully at her home on Friday, May 6, 2016. Born in Hartford on July 16, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Helena (Trotter) Stewart. Wynn was predeceased by her brother Arthur E. Stewart and her sisters Bernice Mitkus and Doris Snow. Wynn was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Harold C. Hartling, who passed away...
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Barry Patrick Martin

May 1, 2016

Barry Patrick Martin, 26, died May 1, 2016 in San Francisco. A Connecticut native, he was born June 2, 1989 in Hartford to Barry P. and Laetd Tosgun Martin. He grew up in Farmington and graduated from Farmington High School in 2007. As a student he played ice hockey and lacrosse, and won awards for physics and chemistry. He continued his academic pursuits in science earning a bachelor of...
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David M. Heusel

April 29, 2016

David M. Heusel, 77, of Southington passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday April 29, 2016. David was born July 17, 1938, son of the late Herman and Lillian (Meeker) Heusel. He was a lifelong resident of Southington and a member of First Congregational Church of Southington. David served in the United States Air Force having been stationed In Louisiana and California. Upon his honorable...
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Norman Warren Sousa

April 25, 2016

Norman Warren Sousa, 95, left his family to be with Dorothy, the love of his life, in Heaven on April 25, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in East Hartford on March 11, 1921 and led an adventurous life. He endeared friends and strangers alike with his easy going manner, his willingness to joke around and mischievousness. "It costs nothing to be nice," he told his children. ...
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Debra Lee Blouin

April 20, 2016

Debra Lee Blouin passed away at her home on April 20, 2016 after a year-long battle with cancer; she was 56. Debra, born to Bernice and Robert M. Blouin, was the the second of five children. A 1977 graduate of Torrington High School and a 1980 graduate of St. Francis School of Nursing, she was a dedicated medical professional. Early in her career she worked as an ICU nurse at the VA hospital...
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Barbara Anne (Jones) Chapman Westwood

April 19, 2016

Barbara Anne Jones Chapman Westwood, age 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at St. Mary Home in West Hartford, CT, surrounded by family and friends. Barbara was born September 14, 1936 into a musical family, the daughter of George and Anne Jones, of West Hartford, CT. She grew up on the Boulevard and was a graduate of Hall High School class of 1954. Barbara was a third...
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Marie Jeanette (Shailor) Gilmour

April 18, 2016

Marie Jeanette (Shailor) Gilmour, 84, of West Hartford, beloved wife of William Rodger Gilmour, died Monday April 18, 2016 at Hartford Hospital after a long illness. Born March 8, 1932 in Westchester, CT, she was the daughter of Charlie and Josephine Shailor and sister to Bub Shailor. Marie was a graduate of Bacon Academy, Class of 1950, in Colchester and later attended State Teachers College. ...
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Martha (Kuehn) Morse

April 15, 2016

Martha Kuehn Morse of Farmington went to her eternal rest on April 15, 2016 at her home in Farmington, age 94. Martha, affectionately known as Marty, is survived by two sons Robert Morse, III and David Morse (Polly Sager), and daughter-in-law Gertrude Morse; grandchildren Justin Morse (Alicia), Jennifer Hollister (Mac), Kimberly Talcott (Steven), Clare Mellqvist (Per) and Rachel Treesh (Jason);...
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Donald Woods

April 14, 2016

E. Donald Woods, 86, of West Hartford, husband of Irene (Laliberte) Woods, died unexpectedly Thursday, April 14, 2016. Born and raised in New Britain, the son of the late Ernest and Ellen (O'Connell) Woods, Donald graduated from Teachers College of Connecticut (CCSU) and went on to earn his Master's Degree from Columbia University in NYC. He began his teaching career in Eastford, CT and in 1959...
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Lillian (Surabian) Kandarian

April 14, 2016

Lillian Kandarian, 93, a lifelong resident of Hartford and West Hartford, died on April 14, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Nushan and Mary Surabian. Lillian is survived by her husband, A. Albert Kandarian, her son, Steven A. Kandarian of Summit, N.J., and was predeceased by her daughter, Linda Kandarian Ryan, and her sister, Julia Surabian. She is also survived by her sister, Anna...
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John Thomas Mullaly

April 13, 2016

MULLALY, JOHN THOMAS, 57, of Newington, died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, (April 13, 2016) after a long illness. John was born on December 30, 1958, in Arlington, MA to Richard H. Mullaly of Mansfield, MA and to the late Marie Smith Mullaly. John graduated from Hall High School in West Hartford, lived a short time in Colorado as part of the Job Corps program, and then returned to CT...
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Leslie Reynolds Martin, Jr.

April 12, 2016

Leslie Reynolds Martin, Jr., 94, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully at home on April 12, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Jean Lindquist Martin for over 60 years. He was born on March 24, 1922 and was the son of the late Leslie Reynolds Martin and the late Mary Noble Cooper. He was predeceased by his sisters Florence Newberry, Dorothy Leavenworth, and Bernice Pehl, and by his brothers...
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Margaret L. DeSanzo

April 10, 2016

Margaret (Lees) DeSanzo, 85, of West Hartford and Bloomfield passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at the Manchester Manor Nursing Facility, after a short illness. Marge was born on October 13, 1930 to the late Archibald and Mabel (Thorpe) Lees. Marge lived most of her life in West Hartford, moving to Bloomfield in 2008. She led an active life and was an avid Whalers, UCONN Huskies...
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Lola L. Conant

April 6, 2016

Lola Lawrence Conant, 79, of West Hartford, CT died peacefully on April 6, 2016. She was the wife of the late Roger G. Conant, MD. Lola, the daughter of Kenny and Eugenia Lawrence, was born and raised in on a small farm in Lexington, KY, where she was one of nine children. She graduated from Midway College in 1957 and decided to start her career in Farmington, CT where she met her future...
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Joseph Muscillo

April 6, 2016

S. Joseph Muscillo, 85, formerly of West Hartford and Bloomfield, died Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at Jerome Home in New Britain. He was predeceased by his first wife, Virginia (Sweeney) Muscillo and his second wife, Maureen (Donlon) Muscillo. Born in Waterbury, the son of Dominic and Antoinette (Tuccillo) Muscillo, Joe served with the U.S. Army and attended McAllister Institute of Funeral...
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Jennie "Nonie" DiBenedetto

April 3, 2016

Jennie 'Nonie' DiBenedetto of West Hartford and Old Saybrook, wife of the late Vincent DiBenedetto with whom she is now joyfully reunited, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2016 at her daughter Debi's home in Old Saybrook after a courageous battle with cancer. Before moving to Old Saybrook to be lovingly cared for by Debi and her dear friend Tina, she was also blessed with loving care by her...
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Joseph Daly

April 1, 2016

Joseph M. Daly of West Hartford, husband of Christine (Bassano) Daly, died Friday, April 1, 2016 at Saint Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Thomas and Mary (Fanning) Daly, he graduated from South Catholic High School and Providence College. Joe worked for the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Support Enforcement for many years. He was an accomplished tennis player and...
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Emilio Macri, Sr.

March 26, 2016

Emilio Macri Sr., 89, formerly of West Hartford, CT, passed away on March 26, 2016 at Croton Manor ALF in Sarasota, FL. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna Maria (Zambrella) Macri. He was born in Gioiosa Ionica, Province of Reggio Calabria, Italy in 1926 and became a member of the Italian Military Police Force (Carabinieri) in 1943. He emigrated to Hartford, CT and married in 1953. In 1948,...
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Pearl Hanjian

March 25, 2016

Pearl Hanjian of West Hartford, CT passed on Friday, March 25, 2016 at the age of 93. Mrs. Hanjian had lived in West Hartford since 1963, moving here from Fitchburg, Massachusetts when her husband, Edward Hanjian, began teaching at Conard High School. Pearl grew up in Lynn, Massachusetts, the only child in her family to be born in the United States. Her parents were immigrants from Ostrog...
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