Family Login:

Our Obituaries

Armen "Amy" Giligian

June 19, 2017

Armen E. "Amy" Giligian, 100, of Hartford, died Monday, June 19, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the John and Anna (Veznaian) Giligian. Amy retired from the United States Selective Service where she worked as an operations officer. She was a longtime West Hartford resident and member of St. George Armenian Apostolic Church. Amy leaves her beloved sister,...
View Tribute »

Phyllis (Howard) York

June 10, 2017

Phyllis H. York, 91, of West Hartford, CT, widow of William E. York, died Saturday, June 10, 2017 at home. Born and raised in Hiram, ME, the daughter of the late Albert and Beatrice (Rankin) Howard, Phyllis graduated from the Fryeburg Academy. She and William married on August 16, 1946 and moved to the Hartford area in 1950, eventually settling in West Hartford, in 1969. Phyllis dedicated her...
View Tribute »

Patricia (Doyle) Curran

June 9, 2017

Patricia Doyle Curran, 79, of Bloomfield CT, died June 9, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. She is survived by her high-school sweetheart and husband of 57 years, Edmund T. Curran of Bloomfield; daughters Kathleen Curran and Elizabeth Curran; son Edmund and daughter-in-law Lauren Curran; and her beloved grandchildren Liam and Caitlin Curran. Pat leaves behind siblings Sister Colleen Doyle, a Sister of...
View Tribute »

Dorothy (Kennedy) Woodworth

June 5, 2017

Dorothy (Kennedy) Woodworth, 103, of Farmington, widow of Alden G. "Woody" Woodworth, died Monday, June 05, 2017 at Arden Courts. Born in Lynn, MA, the daughter of the late George L. and Anna J. (Heraty) Kennedy, Dorothy graduated from Boston University, Class of 1935. She and Woody married in 1944 and were blessed with three children and 45 years together. Dorothy taught business education...
View Tribute »

Donna Jo Mineo

June 2, 2017

Donna Jo Mineo, 50, of West Hartford, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday, June 2, 2017. Donna was predeceased by her husband, Paul, the love of her life. Anyone who looked like him received her undivided attention. That included Leonard Cohen and Gabriel Byrne. Donna loved life and knew that "the most wasted of all days is one without laughter." British sitcoms were among her...
View Tribute »

Donald J. Acker

May 17, 2017

Colonel Don Acker, U.S.A., Ret., of Sun City Center, FL, formerly of West Hartford, CT died on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 while in the company of his loving family. Don leaves his wife, Virginia A. Acker and his children from his first marriage to Virginia R. Acker (deceased), Carl Acker, Ruth Acker Bellemare, Louise Acker Fegy, Kathryn Acker DCamp and Don Acker, Jr. He also leaves five...
View Tribute »

Mary Alice (DiBiasio) Julian

May 17, 2017

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Mary Alice (DiBiasio) Julian, 93, of West Hartford, CT. She died peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her family on May 17, 2017. Mary was born in Unionville, CT and raised in Farmington, CT. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 49 years, James J. Julian; her parents, Tomasina and Sebastiano DiBiasio; and her brothers, Peter and...
View Tribute »

Isabella (Lanza) Arcell

May 11, 2017

Isabella Arcell, 88, of West Hartford died Thursday, May 11, 2017.  Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Lorenzo and Maria Luisa (Maiochi) Lanza, She was a resident of West Hartford for over 65 years.  She graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in West Hartford.  She was married to Andrew J. Arcell who passed away in 1964.    The couple had three boys and made their home in West...
View Tribute »

Stella J. Case

May 3, 2017

Stella J. Case, of West Hartford passed peacefully with her family by her side on May 3, 2017. Stella was born in Hartford and she attended Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School. She was the only child of Polish Immigrants. As a teenager she participated in Hartford Hospital's Blue Bird Program which was like pre-nursing education. She later moved to West Hartford where she attended Plant Jr....
View Tribute »

Elisabeth A. Rydinge

April 29, 2017

Elisabeth A. Rydinge, DDS, DMD, 80, of West Hartford died Saturday, April 29, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Born and raised in Sunne, Sweden, the daughter of the late Victor and Margareta (Jonsson) Rydinge, Elisabeth earned her Doctor of Dental Science degree from the Royal Dental School of Stockholm, Sweden. She immigrated to the United States in 1974. Once here, she earned her...
View Tribute »

Sylvia (Grant) Wain

April 26, 2017

Sylvia Grant Wain died peacefully on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in West Hartford at the age of 86. Sylvia is survived by her husband, Elbert Wain of Bloomfield; children, Ellyn Behan and her husband, James; Sharon DeNapoli and her husband Anthony, Susan Hayes and her husband Thomas, John Wain and his wife Marina, and Daughter in Law Joan Wain; Grandchildren, Lisa Brody, Jason Brody and his wife...
View Tribute »

Janice (McCone) Hebb

April 25, 2017

HEBB, Janice (McCone) of Bloomfield, formerly of West Hartford and Westerly, Rhode Island, died peacefully on April 25, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was surrounded by her family. Born on July 24, 1938, Janice was the daughter of the late Henry and Helen McCone of West Hartford and sister of the late Nancy McCone Morse. Janice grew up in West Hartford attending William Hall...
View Tribute »

Kathryn Hudson

April 24, 2017

Kathryn Hudson, 89, longtime Hartford resident, died Monday, April 24, 2017 in West Hartford. Born in Hanover, New Hampshire, she was the daughter of the late Arthur W. and Marjorie (Gaut) Hudson. Kathryn worked in Hartford with State Board of Education and Services for the Blind for 30 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Hartford, The American and...
View Tribute »

Richard Hendewich

April 21, 2017

Richard Hendewich, 87, of West Hartford died peacefully at home on April 21, 2017. He born August 9, 1929 in Bucurest, Romania and was baptized and confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran church of Romania. At an early age, Richard assumed responsibilities in managing the family business, a textile factory that his father and uncles founded. He married his beloved Stephanie on December 27, 1960...
View Tribute »

John T. Bell

April 15, 2017

John T. (Tad) Bell, 88, died peacefully at his home Saturday night in Farmington surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Nancy, his son John and nephew, David A. Kenney of Littleton, NH who were with him at the time of his death. Born in Greenwich, Connecticut and raised in Stamford, Tad was an environmentalist, sailor and Marine. He received a BA in English from the...
View Tribute »

Rae (Cebelius) Ruby-Rein

April 12, 2017

Rae C. Ruby-Rein, 65, of Manchester, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband of Bernard L. Rein, co-founder of Rein's Deli, in 2012. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late J. Frederick and Betty-Rae (Hall) Cebelius, Rae grew up in Wethersfield and graduated from Wethersfield High School, Class of 1969. She worked as a certified fitter with DME and retired in...
View Tribute »

Juris "George" Zars

March 19, 1934 - April 11, 2017

Juris Zars, beloved husband, father and grandfather, known to his friends as 'George', departed this life Monday April 11, following a brief illness. He was born in Anna, Latvia and after arriving in the USA with his family post World War II, he became a naturalized citizen. He was a graduate of Canton High School and Hillyer College, earning his Masters degree in Mathematics from the University...
View Tribute »

Jose M. Guerrero

April 10, 2017

Jose M. Guerrero, 78, of West Hartford, husband of Mary (Ramirez) Guerrero, died April 10, 2017 at home. Born in Lima, Peru, the son of Ildefonso Guerrero and Grimaldima Palomino, he moved to the United States in 1964 and had resided in West Hartford for the past 41 years. He retired after 41 years from Stanley Works in New Britain. Jose was a devout Catholic and an usher at Our Lady of...
View Tribute »

Alice M. Reilly

February 10, 1932 - April 8, 2017

Reilly – Alice M., former resident of Westbury, passed away on Saturday April 8th, 2017 in Avon, Connecticut. She was the daughter of Margaret Reilly (nee Hurley) and since childhood had lived with Jennie Gibbons and her daughters and son, Mary McNally, Catherine Gibbons and Martin Gibbons. She graduated from Dominican Commercial and worked for her entire career for Long Island Lighting...
View Tribute »

Eric David Vanderpool

April 2, 2017

Eric David Crimé Vanderpool, 24, of West Hartford, CT, died at UCONN Medical Center on April 2, 2017. Eric was born May 17, 1992 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended and graduated from Conard High School in 2010, and is a 2016 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, School of Business. Always adventurous, Eric had a passion for skateboarding and snowboarding. His greatest pastime...
View Tribute »

Sharon R. O'Meara

March 29, 2017

Sharon R O'Meara of Avon, CT, beloved spouse of Cheryl Coutsonikas passed away peacefully on March 29, 2017 after a sudden illness. She was surrounded by family and friends. In addition to her spouse, she is survived by the entire Coutsonikas-Lacey family, her extended family Betsy Bruno, Carol St. Jean, Patricia Lee, Marcia Duval, Jack & Judy Martin, Ruth Anne Wrobel, Richard Chin and the...
View Tribute »

Gary E. Choolgian

March 25, 2017

Gary Edward Choolgian of Farmington, age 74, died at UCONN's John Dempsey Hospital on March 25, 2017 after a long illness. He was born in Hartford, CT on January 22, 1943 and was the son of the late Archie and Sophie (Elnisky) Choolgian. He was a graduate of Wethersfield High School and the University of Hartford. He is survived by his loving wife Kathryn (Boltz) Choolgian, stepdaughter...
View Tribute »

Josephine M. Magnan

March 25, 2017

Josephine Dempsey Magnan passed away peacefully at her home on March 25, 2017. Born in 1929, she graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Revere, MA. Josephine married the love of her life Bob in 1954 and they were married for 60 years. Josephine is survived by her children, Patrice (David) Peterson, Janice (Matthew) Meehan, Denice Graves and Maureen Magnan and her husband...
View Tribute »

Norma S. Bzullak

March 23, 2017

Norma Shirley (Abruzzo) Bzullak died on March 23, 2017 at St. Mary Home in West Hartford after suffering a severe stroke in November. She was the daughter of Anthony Abruzzo and Anna (Rossito) Abruzzo and the wife for 40 years of Michael H. Bzullak. She was born in Hartford and attended Hartford schools. Norma was a renaissances woman. She had experience in the theater, she was student of...
View Tribute »

Ellen May (Child) Kelsey

March 22, 2017

Ellen May (Child) Kelsey, long-time resident of Hartford, CT, passed peacefully on the morning of Wednesday the 22nd of March, 2017 at the Hebrew Center for Health and Rehabilitation in West Hartford, CT. Born the 25th of May, 1928 in Pembroke, NH, Ellen graduated as valedictorian from Pembroke Academy. She went on to graduate from Mount Holyoke College where she received a bachelor's degree...
View Tribute »

Michael A. Herwood

March 19, 2017

Michael Andrew Herwood died at home in West Hartford on March 19th, 2017. Born on June 12, 1955 in New York City, he leaves his beloved wife of 37 years, Constance Reik, their three children, Margot Dayton (Matthew), Julia Breedon (Simon), and Daniel Herwood, and four cherished grandchildren Allison and Grace Dayton and Colton and Emilia Breedon. He also leaves his mother Sonya Herwood, to whom...
View Tribute »

Muriel S. Shreve

March 7, 2017

Muriel S. Shreve, R.N., formerly of Mountain Terrace Rd, West Hartford, died early Tuesday, March 7,2017 at 96 years of age. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Shreve, M.D. Mrs. Shreve was born in Hartford, CT on March 5, 1921. She was a graduate of the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing. In her later years she was a faithful volunteer in the Hartford Hospital Emergency Room where she...
View Tribute »

Robert Elwin Ashcraft

March 7, 2017

Robert Elwin Ashcraft of West Hartford died peacefully on March 7, 2017. He was born on September 23, 1923, to Leva (Frith) and Bernard Alfred Ashcraft in Clearfield, PA. He graduated from high school in 1941 and attended Penn State University until he enlisted in World War II. He served as a communication sergeant for three years with the 304 Infantry of the 76th division, seeing action in...
View Tribute »

Natalie Jane (Burnham) Freitag

March 4, 2017

Natalie Burnham Freitag, 74, beloved wife of Herman for 54 years, reached the embrace of Jesus on March 4, 2017 following an arduous journey with Alzheimer's. A Bloomfield native, she was born May 10,1942 in Hartford to the late Pearl Dunsmoor and Thomas R. Burnham, Sr. Daughters Kirsti, Katie and Jodi and grandchildren Samuel, Elise and Julia, children of Kirsten and Michael Murray of Malvern,...
View Tribute »

Mary (Rustigian) Bagdigian

March 1, 2017

Mary (Rustigian) Bagdigian, 93, of Farmington, loving wife of the late Charles Bagdigian, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Born in Lawrence, MA, Mary grew up in West Hartford. She graduated from Hall High School and worked at the Aetna for several years prior to her marriage in 1949. She and Charlie moved to Farmington in 1953 where she lived for over 60 years. Mary was a longtime active...
View Tribute »

Roy Donald Bassette, Jr.

February 25, 2017

Roy Donald Bassette, Jr., 95, died on February 25, 2017 at St. Mary Home in West Hartford, CT with family by his side. A lifelong West Hartford resident, Don (also known as Don Don, Roy, Chief and Captain) was born on December 8, 1921 to the late Roy Donald Bassette, Sr. and the late Elizabeth Hubbard Bassette. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Barbara Banks Bassette and his two...
View Tribute »

Eleanor Louise Cook

February 24, 2017

Eleanor Louise Cook, a long-time resident of the West Hartford area, died Friday, February 24, 2017, at Avery Heights. Born in 1930, Eleanor received undergraduate and graduate degrees in early childhood education. She enjoyed a successful career as an educator, teaching first grade in the West Hartford public schools for thirty years. Following that, she served as an early childhood...
View Tribute »

William V. Sassi

August 31, 1923 - February 24, 2017

William V. Sassi, 93 8/31/1923-2/24/2017 of West Hartford, CT. Survived by: his loving wife Maria Picone Sassi, who is a local area Poet & Playwright; his son William C.; and his daughter-in-law Mary Beth. Mr. Sassi was the President of the John Sassi Memorial Fund for Leukemia, which he founded in 1968 in memory of his youngest son John. The Fund donated medical research equipment to...
View Tribute »

Antonie (Murray) Martin

February 19, 2017

Antonie Murray Martin, of West Hartford, died Sunday, February 19, 2017 after a short illness. Born in New York City August 1, 1935, she was raised in New York and New Jersey. She attended Rumson County Day School and graduated from The Foxcroft School. After graduation she lived abroad in Paris and Zermatt, Switzerland. In 1965 she moved to West Hartford. A life-long interest in the arts led her...
View Tribute »

Ingrid J. Hedling

February 14, 2017

Ingrid J. Hedling, of Farmington died Tuesday February 14, 2017 after a courageous battle with Cancer and Alzheimer's. She was the wife of Burton C. Hedling. Born on December 1, 1935 in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter of Ivar and Minnie (Roost) Johnson. She graduated from Hall High School. She worked at CT Mutual, Stop & Shop, Tre Kronor, and Young Scandinavians. She was a long-time and active...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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,...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

Erkki "Erik" Simola

February 6, 2017

Erkki "Erik" Simola of West Hartford passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 6, 2017, two days shy of his 79th birthday. He will be remembered as a kind and generous man, full of life and always thankful for the gifts that God had given him. Erik never took anything for granted. He was always the person one could count on and never made promises he could not keep. Erik's family takes...
View Tribute »

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. ...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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,...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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,...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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,...
View Tribute »

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,...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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,...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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)...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

1 of 100 Recent Obituaries View More »

Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home
136 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 map it

View Phone Number
View Website Partner