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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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Marjorie C. (Campbell) Chatterton

March 19, 2016

Marjorie C. (Campbell) Chatterton, 92, passed away on March 19, 2016 at Avery Heights in Hartford. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Dorothy V. (Richardson) Campbell. She was predeceased by her husband Richard Porter Chatterton and her sister Edna C. Loose. She is survived by her sister Jean C. Johnson of West Hartford and brother –in-law, Richard E. Loose of...
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Helen Lucile Van Meter

March 11, 2016

Helen Van Meter passed away on March 11, 2016 in West Hartford after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born March 19, 1922 in Pelham, MA, the second of four children of Eudora Tuttle Van Meter and Ralph Albert Van Meter of North Amherst, MA. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother, David Van Meter and his wife Mary of Peabody, MA; and her devoted friend Mary Randolph Mead...
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Selvira (Pensiero) "Sylvia" Pagano

March 9, 2016

Selvira P. "Sylvia" Pagano, 87, of West Hartford, beloved wife of Salvatore "Sam" Pagano, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Saint Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford, the daughter of Nicola and Mary "Jenny" (Civitillo) Pensiero, Sylvia grew up in Hartford. She graduated from Bulkeley High School and was retired from Advo Systems in Hartford. Besides Sam, her husband of 63 years, Sylvia leaves...
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Ruby H.J. (Nyman) Anderson

March 6, 2016

Ruby H.J. (Nyman) Anderson, 92, of West Hartford, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Alzheimer Resource Center. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 58 years, Herbert Anderson. Born in Hartford, September 19, 1923, Ruby was the daughter of the late Ernest and Hanna Nyman. She grew up in Newington and graduated from Newington High School. She worked as an executive secretary at...
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Barbara (Griffith) Washburn

March 3, 2016

Barbara Griffith Washburn, 86, of West Hartford and Groton Long Point, CT, passed away unexpectedly March 3, 2016 at her home. Born July 12, 1929 in Jersey City, NJ, she was the wife of Richard (Dick) Washburn and daughter of David and Helen Griffith. Barbara graduated from Ridgewood High School and Randolph Macon Women's College, Lynchburg, VA. She remained active with the Hartford area...
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Jacqueline B. Gendreau

February 28, 2016

Jacqueline B. (Bolduc) Gendreau, 91, of West Hartford died peacefully on February 28, 13 years and one day after her beloved husband of 56 years, Gerard passed away. Jackie was born in St. Victor, Quebec, Canada, to the late Alfred and Marie Bolduc. She was one of fifteen children, eleven boys and four girls. She was a resident of West Hartford for the last 50 years, and a member of St. Thomas...
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Evelyn O. "Eve" Dunn

February 28, 2016

Evelyn O. "Eve" Dunn, 84, of Newington, beloved wife of the late Charles B. Dunn and predeceased by her first husband Robert J. Brown, passed away peacefully on Sunday February 28, 2016. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Ansel and Marion (Reed) Prentiss. She was employed as a secretary by Travelers and Northeast Utilities for many years. She is survived by her beloved children...
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Karen (Loose) Moynihan

February 21, 2016

Karen Moynihan, 60, of West Palm Beach, Florida passed away February 21, 2016. She is survived by her husband Strati "Steve" Alimonos of West Palm Beach; her daughter Katie Moynihan of West Hartford and her step-daughter Emily Alimonos of Portland, Oregon; her two brothers, Richard and his wife Jonna, and Robert and his wife Linda; two aunts; and her cousin. Karen was born in Hartford on...
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Helen R. Lansberg

February 16, 2016

Helen Lansberg, of West Hartford, died on February 16, 2016 at the age of 89, after a brief illness. She was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on April 15, 1926, the daughter of Earl David Rounds and Marian Ford Rounds. She attended the Scranton Public Schools, and received a B.A. degree from Drew University in 1946 and an M.S. degree from Southern Connecticut State University in 1975. She did...
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Rita M. Sperre

February 15, 2016

Rita M. (Collins) Sperre of West Hartford died Monday, February 15, 2016 in West Hartford. She was born on February 16, 1919 in Hartford and graduated from Hartford Public High School in 1936. In 1946 she married Chester S. Sperre who passed away in 2014. Rita worked at Hartford Electric Light until 1948. She was employed by Machinery Engineering and Sales in 1962 and in 1966 for the Town of...
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Olga D. Lissitchuk

February 10, 2016

Olga Lissitchuk peacefully passed on February 10 at Seabury Life Community in Bloomfield with her family by her side. She was predeceased both by her beloved husband and her son. Olga leaves her daughter Lora Madorin and husband, Raymond, her grandson Johnathan Lissitchuk and wife Lolita, her granddaughters, Dr. Catherine Madorin and husband Rudy, Ashley Lissitchuk and Britt Lissitchuk. Her...
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John P. Lupo, Jr.

February 7, 2016

John P. Lupo, Jr., 82, of Hartford, died suddenly Sunday, (February 7, 2016) at St. Mary Home, West Hartford after a brief stay. John was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Colette in 2000. He was born February 3, 1934 in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of the late John and Antoinette (Magnello) Lupo. John began his working years at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and Pratt & Whitney Machine...
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Joan (Hutchinson) Morcom

February 4, 2016

Margaret Joan (Hutchinson) Morcom, 95, of Bloomfield, formerly of West Hartford, died Thursday, February 4, 2016 at University of Connecticut Medical Center. She was the widow of Richard James Morcom. Joan was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, the daughter of the late Mervin Evan and Augusta Ann (Gooch) Hutchinson. She was an accomplished ballet dancer in her early years and competed in the...
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Elisabeth "Liesje" Johanna Marie Tummers

February 4, 2016

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

January 31, 2016

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

January 23, 2016

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

January 20, 2016

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

January 20, 2016

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

January 19, 2016

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

January 17, 2016

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

January 15, 2016

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

January 13, 2016

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

January 7, 2016

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

December 30, 2015

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

December 29, 2015

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

December 20, 2015

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

December 18, 2015

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

December 13, 2015

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

December 8, 2015

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

December 3, 2015

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

November 29, 2015

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

November 29, 2015

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

November 28, 2015

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

November 23, 2015

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

November 23, 2015

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

November 16, 2015

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

November 8, 2015

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

November 7, 2015

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

November 3, 2015

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

November 1, 2015

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

October 25, 2015

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

October 22, 2015

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

October 16, 2015

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

October 11, 2015

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

October 11, 2015

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

October 6, 2015

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

October 6, 2015

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

October 4, 2015

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

September 26, 2015

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

September 23, 2015

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

September 23, 2015

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

September 21, 2015

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

September 21, 2015

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

September 12, 2015

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

September 6, 2015

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

September 5, 2015

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

September 2, 2015

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

August 22, 2015

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

August 20, 2015

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

August 18, 2015

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

August 17, 2015

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

August 17, 2015

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

August 16, 2015

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

August 14, 2015

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

August 12, 2015

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

August 11, 2015

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

August 8, 2015

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

July 8, 2015

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

July 4, 2015

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

July 4, 2015

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

June 30, 2015

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

June 26, 2015

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

June 23, 2015

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

June 23, 2015

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

June 21, 2015

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

June 20, 2015

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