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Barbara (Newman) Findlay

December 7, 2016

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

July 6, 1929 - December 1, 2016

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

November 28, 2016

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

November 24, 2016

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

November 24, 2016

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

November 23, 2016

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

November 27, 1942 - November 19, 2016

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

March 16, 1921 - November 16, 2016

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

July 26, 1941 - November 16, 2016

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

November 15, 1918 - October 31, 2016

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

October 20, 2016

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

October 19, 2016

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

October 9, 2016

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

April 14, 1931 - October 6, 2016

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

October 6, 2016

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

October 5, 2016

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

October 4, 2016

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

November 19, 1926 - October 3, 2016

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

October 3, 2016

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

September 11, 2016

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

September 10, 2016

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

October 20, 1929 - September 7, 2016

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

September 6, 2016

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

September 1, 2016

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

August 30, 2016

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

August 28, 2016

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

August 22, 2016

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

August 20, 2016

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

August 8, 2016

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

August 8, 2016

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

September 22, 1935 - August 1, 2016

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

July 29, 2016

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

July 28, 2016

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

July 25, 2016

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

July 18, 2016

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

July 14, 2016

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

July 13, 2016

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

July 5, 2016

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

July 31, 1919 - June 26, 2016

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

October 29, 1924 - June 22, 2016

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

June 16, 2016

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

May 4, 1928 - June 10, 2016

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

June 9, 2016

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

August 23, 1922 - June 8, 2016

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

June 5, 2016

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

May 26, 2016

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

May 26, 2016

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

May 24, 2016

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

May 17, 2016

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

May 12, 2016

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

May 10, 2016

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

July 16, 1921 - May 6, 2016

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

May 1, 2016

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

April 29, 2016

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

April 25, 2016

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

April 20, 2016

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

April 19, 2016

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

April 18, 2016

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

April 15, 2016

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

April 14, 2016

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

April 14, 2016

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

April 13, 2016

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

April 12, 2016

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

April 10, 2016

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

April 6, 2016

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

April 6, 2016

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

April 3, 2016

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

April 1, 2016

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

March 26, 2016

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

March 25, 2016

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