Family Login:


Our Obituaries

Richard E. Morrill

September 16, 2014

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

Sister Louis Miriam Kocsis

September 16, 2014

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

Agnes Ann (Villano) Nastri

September 16, 2014

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

Nancy Sue (Montgomery) Lein

September 10, 2014

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

Clarissa E. (Tompkins) Watson

September 10, 2014

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

Joyce E. Farrell

August 28, 2014

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

Marcia Faith Rachy

August 25, 2014

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

Charles W. Swindell

August 25, 2014

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

Dorothy "Dolly" Cudworth

August 23, 2014

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

Virginia (Pfau) Costello

August 18, 2014

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

Wendell Scott Stephenson

August 17, 2014

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

Joseph L. Casale

August 11, 2014

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

David M. SanGiacomo

August 2, 2014

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

Robert G. Ostrand

July 30, 2014

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

Doris Ann Hansen

July 25, 2014

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

Charles R. "Bunky" Ramsey

July 21, 2014

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

Karen Lynn Bartis

July 19, 2014

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

George H. Ellingwood III

July 11, 2014

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

Beverly Beach Eaton

July 4, 2014

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

Stuart Duncan

June 30, 2014

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

Richard H. "Dick" Hoff

June 22, 2014

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

Chester Stanley Sperre

June 19, 2014

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

Richard C. Shaw

May 31, 2014

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

Raymond F. Hale

May 26, 2014

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

Isabelle (Fraser) Benson

May 26, 2014

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

LeRoy Irving Johnson

May 12, 2014

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

Theresa Ann (Hoctor) Dodge

May 11, 2014

Our beloved wife and mom, Theresa Ann Hoctor Dodge, 81, of Bloomfield, passed away on Mother's Day, May 11, 2014 at her home with her loving family at her side. Terry was born in New York City on Halloween October 31, 1932, the daughter of John and Theresa Hoctor. She enjoyed 58 years of marriage with her best friend and husband, Dallas C Dodge, Sr. She leaves behind three devoted sons who cared...
View Tribute »

Nancy Anderson Antonez

May 8, 2014

Nancy Anderson Antonez, a longtime resident of West Hartford, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Thursday, May 8, 2014. She was born January 3, 1928, to the late Joseph E. and J. Mildred (Anderson) Anderson, in Waterbury, CT. After graduating from Washington High School in Washington, CT, Nancy attended UConn for two years then transferred to and graduated from Central Connecticut State...
View Tribute »

Donald John Jasieniecki

May 3, 2014

Donald John Jasieniecki, 73, of West Hartford, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Hebrew Home. He was the husband of Gloria (Cardoni) Jasieniecki. Born and raised in Scranton, PA, Donald was the son of the late Stanley D. and Elizabeth (Radick) Jasieniecki. He graduated from Central High School and enrolled in college on a football scholarship from the University of Scranton. Unfortunately,...
View Tribute »

Joseph Thomas Hughes

May 1, 2014

Joseph Thomas Hughes was born on December 10, 1921, in Boston, MA. He was the only child of Joseph Vincent and Mary Agnes Hughes and grew up in Newtonville, MA. He was a longtime resident of West Hartford, CT, Osterville, MA and Singer Island, FL. Joe died peacefully on May 1, 2014 at Seabury in Bloomfield, CT at the age of 92. He leaves behind his beloved wife of sixty-three years, Elizabeth...
View Tribute »

Welthy (Kiang) Chen

April 17, 2014

Welthy (Kiang) Chen, 83, of West Hartford, widow of Samuel S.T. Chen, PhD, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Hughes Health and Rehabilitation. Born in Shanghai, China, the daughter of the late Wallace and Sally Kiang, Welthy was named after Welthy Honsinger Fisher, a missionary and advocate for women's independence in China. She endured Japanese occupation of China during World War II and moved...
View Tribute »

James Edward Reik

April 15, 2014

Born in Mount Vernon, NY on February 1, 1925, James Edward Reik died from Parkinson's disease at home on April 15, 2014. James is survived by his wife Cynthia their four children and spouses: Deborah (Andrew Levinson) of Brooklyn NY, Jonathan (Jane) of West Hartford, David (Judith Lohman) of Farmington and Constance (Michael Herwood) of West Hartford. In addition, he leaves seven grandchildren:...
View Tribute »

Doris E. McGlinchey

April 9, 2014

Doris Elsa McGlinchey, of West Hartford passed peacefully on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the age of 86 at the St. Mary's Home in West Hartford. Born in Hartford Connecticut, on February 26, 1928, Mrs. McGlinchey lived most of her childhood and adult life on the Boulevard in West Hartford CT. Doris was happily married to Harry McGlinchey and just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on...
View Tribute »

Doris C. Lewis

April 9, 2014

Doris C. Lewis, 85, of Bloomfield, CT died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at West Hartford Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born and raised in Danvers, MA, the daughter of the late John and Irene (Sampsonis) Cricones, Doris studied piano as a child, and graduated from Danvers High School, Class of 1947. After graduation she worked at the Beverly National Bank until she met and married Richard Lewis...
View Tribute »

Barent V. "Barry" Stearns

April 5, 2014

Barent Van Aiken "Barry" Stearns, 63, of West Hartford, died unexpectedly at his home Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was the son of June (Hart) Stearns and the late Colby Stearns. Born in St. Louis, MO, Barry lived most of his life in West Hartford. He worked as an independent contractor installing flooring in Hartford area for many years. Barry was an accomplished musician. He studied piano and...
View Tribute »

Laura J. (Jones) Searles

April 3, 2014

Laura Jane Jones Searles, 87, of Bloomfield, passed away at Seabury Meadows on Thursday, April 3, 2014. She was born on January 14, 1927, to the late Zachariah and Louise (Roberts) Jones in Kingston, PA. Laura graduated from Kingston High School and, upon moving to Connecticut, became active within the Bloomfield community. She was Assistant Serials Librarian at Trinity College for more than...
View Tribute »

Joyce Truebig

April 1, 2014

Joyce Truebig , 84, of West Hartford, died unexpectedly Tuesday (April 1, 2014) in her home at The McAuley. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Raymond Truebig, a former engineer at Pratt & Whitney, and was the daughter of the late Edwin Paul and Minna (Horstman) Nill. Joyce was born in Brooklyn and lived there until she was six years old. Her family moved to Douglaston L.I., where...
View Tribute »

Josephine Z. D'Orsi

March 30, 2014

Josephine (Zocco) D'Orsi, 87, of West Hartford, gently passed away at home on March 30, 2014. Josephine was born in New Britain, CT to Salvatore and Francesca (Amato) Zocco. She moved to Hartford at a young age and fondly remembered her youth in Frog Hollow. She went on to earn her BA from Hillyer College, her MA in Education from Trinity College, and her MA in Education Curriculum and...
View Tribute »

Edward L. Alexis

March 29, 2014

Edward L. Alexis, 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Blair Manor in Enfield, CT. On this day, Eddie was reunited with his wife Anna. Edward was born in New York, NY on April 10, 1923 to the late Emanuel and Efterpi (Theologitis) Alexis. Edward was a devoted and loving husband to Anna (Cappa) Alexis for 69 years, until her death on May 14, 2012....
View Tribute »

Randolph P. "Randy" Hahn

March 28, 2014

Randolph P. "Randy" Hahn, 62, of Manchester, died March 28, 2014. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Harold and Elaine (Weise) Hahn. Randy worked for many years with the H.P. Kopplemann, Inc., and later Hudson Paper Company, doing what he loved…driving. He was a car nut and sports fan and loved by all who knew him. Randy was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hartford. ...
View Tribute »

Michael P. Aberg

March 27, 2014

Michael Peter Aberg, 59, of West Hartford devoted husband, father, and grandfather, died of complications due to brain cancer on March 27, 2014. Born September 1, 1954, Michael grew up in Norwich in a large, close-knit family which he remained close with until the very end of his life. He attended Norwich Free Academy and went on to receive his Bachelor in Finance from UConn. Michael spent...
View Tribute »

Bertha C. (Sito) Letkiewicz

March 24, 2014

Bertha (Sito) Letkiewicz of West Hartford, died peacefully on March 24, 2014. She was born January 30, 1921 in Shenandoah, PA, the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Sito. After graduating from high school, she moved to Hartford. She married her husband, Al, in 1942, and they were married for 59 years until his death. Mrs. Letkiewicz was employed by Travelers Insurance Company for many...
View Tribute »

Robert A. Magnan

March 24, 2014

Robert A. Magnan, 84, of West Hartford passed away peacefully on March 24, 2014. Bob was born on May 16, 1929 to Miseal and Isabella (Murphy) Magnan in Chelsea, MA. He grew up in Revere MA where he met his bride of 60 years, Josephine M. (Dempsey) Magnan. Bob was a graduate of Burdette College and had a long career with the St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company. Before retiring, he spent...
View Tribute »

Louise Rose Pierini

March 20, 2014

Louise Rose Pierini, 88, of Queens, NY and Cocoa Beach, FL passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014. Louise was a long-time resident of Avon Health Center. She was born to the late Catherine and Ubaldo Silvestri, May 19, 1925, in Brooklyn, NY. Louise graduated from The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica, NY in 1941 and received a BA in History from Fordham University of New York in 1945. She married the...
View Tribute »

Helen (Young) Freidenfelt

March 10, 2014

Helen Freidenfelt, 97, died peacefully on March 10, 2014 at Avery Heights in Hartford. Helen was born June 26, 1916 to the late Janet and Andrew Young; and had resided in West Hartford for over 90 years. Helen was predeceased by her beloved husband of 53 years, William R. Freidenfelt. Left to mourn her passing are her daughters, Janette Tilley, Barbara Frey and her husband James of...
View Tribute »

Agatha (Kraus) Gallo

March 8, 2014

Agatha K. Gallo, 90, of West Hartford died on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at her home. She was the widow of John F. Gallo. She was born on April 18, 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio, one of six siblings. After living in different places including Kentucky and Indiana, she settled in Hartford with her husband and worked at Trinity College for over 25 years. Agatha was a cherished family member and friend, and...
View Tribute »

Brenda P. Cheverier

March 8, 2014

Brenda Pauline Cheverier, 55, of Avon, entered into eternal peace on March 8, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. She was pre-deceased by her mother Phyllis Soucy Cheverier and her father, Ernest Cheverier and nephew Bruce Soucy. She leaves loving memories to be cherished by her brothers and sister-in-laws: Brian and Pamela Soucy of West Hartford, and Ian and Nikki Cheverier of California; her nephew...
View Tribute »

John T. Austin II

March 7, 2014

John T. Austin II, 79, of West Hartford and Jupiter, FL passed away March 7, 2014, with his loving family by his side. John is survived by his wife Diane; his five children, John, Andrea, Steven, Susan, and David; his eight grandchildren, Andrew, Brian, Michael, Abigail, Emily, Caroline, Lucy, and Aaron; and two great-grand children, Hunter and Madison. John also is survived by his sister Nancy...
View Tribute »

Nancy E. (Brault) Beaulieu

March 7, 2014

Nancy E. (Brault) Beaulieu, 73, of West Hartford, beloved wife of John "Mike" Beaulieu, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Nancy was born March 16, 1940, in Hartford and was the daughter of the late Noel and Edith Brault. Besides her husband Mike, Nancy is survived by a daughter, Susan and her husband Normand Lemire of West Hartford; a son, David Kniep of New Hartford;...
View Tribute »

Frank Roland St. Onge

March 5, 2014

Frank St. Onge passed away March 5, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. He was born in Wallagrass, Maine on December 29, 1925, the son of Paul St. Onge and Alice Tardiff. Frank leaves his loving wife of 65 years, Rita (Guerrette) St. Onge. Frank was a resident of West Hartford for 50 years. He was in the home building business for most of his life. A Navy veteran of World War II, he...
View Tribute »

Phyllis P. Kelley

March 2, 2014

Because she could no longer wait to see our Dad's smiling face again, Phyllis P. Kelley, 92, widow of Wilbur (Bill) A. Kelley, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Hartford Hospital with her daughter and son at her side. Phyllis was a graduate of Hall High School in West Hartford, CT and attended Connecticut State Teachers College where she earned her Bachelor's degree in education. She was also a...
View Tribute »

Charlotte Ann Noyes

March 2, 2014

Charlotte Ann Noyes of Elmwood died Sunday at the age of 91. She was born to the late Carl and Gladys (King) Noyes on Sep 13, 1922 in Hartford, CT. She was a graduate of Buckley High School and served in the US Navy from 1944 to 1946. She was employed by Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance for 38 years, retiring from her duties as Payroll Supervisor in 1981. She was a member of the Broadview...
View Tribute »

Otto E. Dunnbier

February 19, 2014

Otto E. Dunnbier, 95, of West Hartford, formerly of Farmington, died February 19, 2014 at Saint Mary Home. He was the husband of Mollie (Ditty) Dunnbier. Otto was born and raised in Hartford, the son of the late Frederick W. and Anna (Hein) Duennebier. He attended Hartford High School and graduated from Trinity College, Class of 1940, before attending Renouard Training School for Embalmers in...
View Tribute »

Gloria Agnes Ayers

February 15, 2014

Gloria Agnes Ayers, 93, of West Hartford, died peacefully at home on Friday, February 14th, 2014. Gloria was born on January 12th, 1921 in Unionville, Connecticut. Daughter of the late Gabriel Stephen Manyak and Frances Agnes ( Dziedzic ) Manyak. She grew up in Unionville and was a longtime resident in both Hartford and West Hartford. Gloria was an employee at G. Fox where she worked for...
View Tribute »

Charles Malaher Lyons III

February 13, 2014

Charles Malaher Lyons III, 75, of West Hartford passed away unexpectedly at home on February 13, 2014. He was born in Coronado, CA on April 18, 1938, the eldest son of the late Rear Admiral Charles M. Lyons Jr. and Ruth Hartnett Lyons. He is survived by his beloved wife of fifty years, Kathleen (Ford) Lyons; son, Charles M. Lyons and his wife Deborah (Booth) Lyons of Salt Lake City, UT; daughter...
View Tribute »

Ruth E. Danielson

February 10, 2014

Ruth E. Danielson, 86, of Hartford, died February 10, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in West Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Winthrop and Teckla (Anderson) Danielson. Ruth began her career with the State of Connecticut working with the Department of Labor and the Liquor Control Commission. She went on to a position with the IRS in Hartford and ended her career at the VA Hospital in...
View Tribute »

Sister Ellen Marie Coburn

February 5, 2014

SISTER ELLEN MARIE COBURN of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas died Wednesday (Feb. 5, 2014) at St. Mary Home. Born in Hartford April 10, 1927, Sister was the 8th of nine children born to the late Frank and Mary (Connors) Coburn. Sister Ellen grew up in East Hartford and Manchester and graduated from Lauralton Hall in Milford. Following in her sister's footsteps, she entered the Sisters of...
View Tribute »

Robert G. Knowles

February 1, 2014

Robert G. Knowles of West Hartford, formerly of Litchfield, CT, died on 1 February 2014 under hospice care in Hartford Hospital's Palliative Care Unit. Born August 2, 1927 in Chicago to Philip and Blanche Knowles, Bob moved to Worcester and then Wilton, CT. He graduated from Staples High School in 1946. After serving a short time in the Army he graduated from Kings Point, the Merchant Marine...
View Tribute »

Kenneth Walter Swanson

January 27, 2014

Kenneth Walter Swanson, 79, of West Hartford, husband of Ann Louise (Mortenson) Swanson, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. He was born April 14, 1934 in Hartford, the son of the late Bror Walter and Lillian Victoria (Thoren) Swanson. Ken was a 1956 graduate of Trinity College where he was a Soccer All American and member of the ROTC. After college he served with the...
View Tribute »

Nedra (Leach) Caccomo

January 26, 2014

Nedra (Leach) Caccomo, 80, of West Hartford, beloved wife of Salvatore R. Caccomo, died Sunday, January 26, 2014 at St. Mary Home. Born in New Britain, Nedra graduated from the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing in 1956. She enjoyed a career working as a nurse practitioner and teaching nursing in the Hartford area. She was also very active in the formation of the Hartford Area La Leche League....
View Tribute »

Ann P. Kilfoil

January 13, 2014

Ann P. Kilfoil, 89, of West Hartford passed from this life on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Arden Courts of Farmington where she had spent the last 7 ½ years. Ann was born in Hartford but soon moved to New Britain where her father had purchased a printing business. She was a graduate of St. Mary School (1938) and New Britain High School (1942). In 1946 she graduated from St. Joseph College in...
View Tribute »

Alberta B. Andrews

January 12, 2014

Alberta B. Andrews, age 93, of West Hartford, passed away at home on January 12, 2014. She was born in Greenville, SC to Alberta Aiken and James Morris Ballenger. She graduated from Queens University in Charlotte, NC with a liberal arts degree. She leaves behind her husband of 71 years, Ralph J. Andrews, Jr.; a sister, Clara Lucille Brichter of Virginia Beach, VA; three children, Ruth A. Nikas...
View Tribute »

Robert N.H. Sener

January 11, 2014

Robert Noel Hodshon Sener of West Hartford, CT, passed away on January 11, 2014. He was born in Baltimore, MD on Christmas day, 1933, the youngest child of Joseph Ward Sener and Clara Hodshon Sener. Bob leaves his wife, Marisela (Marcie) Aguila-Bosch, and three children and their families, Richard & Karen Sener of Burlington, VT, James Sener & Anne Dittmann of Glastonbury, CT and Julie & John...
View Tribute »

Janet Ruth (Conley) Pattrell

January 9, 2014

Janet Ruth (Conley) Pattrell, 83, formerly of West Hartford and Hartford, died Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Avon Health Center. Born in Queens, NY the daughter of William W. and Henrietta I. (Rankin) Conley, Janet married Robert Pattrell in 1959 and moved to Hartford that year. She taught elementary school in Mastic, Long Island, and Hartford Public Schools at E.B. Kennelly Elementary School. ...
View Tribute »

Catherine Rita Poland

January 7, 2014

Catherine Rita Poland, 92, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late John J. Poland, Sr. and Mary (Cooper) Poland. Prior to her retirement, Catherine was a foreman at Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Bloomfield. She is survived by her brother Donald F. Poland of England...
View Tribute »

Robert O. Charette

January 5, 2014

Robert O. Charette, 89, of West Hartford, CT died Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Brighton Gardens of Tampa. Born and raised in Biddeford, ME, the son of the late Alcide and Elmire (Letendre) Charette, Bob graduated from Saint Louis High School, Class of 1943. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and fought at the Battle of the Bulge. While home on leave in July of 1945, he met Medora ...
View Tribute »

Jack Tarleton

January 4, 2014

Jack Tarleton, 76, passed away peacefully in his home in East Hartford on Saturday, January 4, 2014. He was born in Fairmont, West Virginia then proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft until he retired in 1995. Jack left behind his loving wife of 47 years, Marilyn (Stewart), his son Brian and his wife Brandy, his adorable grandsons Landon & Colton, his...
View Tribute »

Jane (Thomson) Hart

December 31, 2013

Jane (Thomson) Hart passed away in Meriden on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. She was born August 26, 1915 in West Hartford and lived there most of her life. Jane graduated from Hall High School in 1934. She worked for the Town of West Hartford where she met her husband Alcott "Aukie" Hart, her husband of 57 years. Jane was a caregiver to all of her family and served as a volunteer for many years...
View Tribute »

Thomas V. Valvo

December 29, 2013

Thomas V. Valvo, 61, of Hartford, died Sunday, December 29, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was the husband of 29 years of Sharlene Ann Valvo. Born in Hartford, the son of Ida (Foratunato) Valvo the late Corrado Valvo of Manchester, Thomas lived in the Hartford area all of his life. He served with Connecticut National Guard and was retired from the Travelers Insurance Company. He was...
View Tribute »

Sandra L. (Luccock) Kush

December 28, 2013

Sandra L. (Luccock) Kush, 59, of West Hartford, died on her birthday, Saturday, December 28, 2013 at UConn Medical Center. She was the wife of Robert A. Kush and mother of Colin M. Kush. Born in Evanston, IL, the daughter of the late Henry and Jean (Blair) Luccock, Sandra moved to West Hartford as a child and attended West Hartford Schools. She went on to attend Colgate University,...
View Tribute »

Edward F. Lindeman

December 25, 2013

Edward Frederick Lindeman, 94, of West Hartford, CT and the Duncaster Community in Bloomfield, CT, husband of Barbara Tilden Lindeman for 62 years, passed away peacefully on Dec. 25, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT. He was born in New Britain, CT, son of the late Emil and Pauline (Mantei) Lindeman. Edward began his career at the Hartford Insurance Group in 1952 and retired in 1983 as...
View Tribute »

Jean Alice (Carlton) Denton

December 25, 2013

Jean Alice (Carlton) Denton, 88, cherished wife of Cleveland R. Denton, died peacefully in her sleep on December 25, 2013, at home in West Hartford. Jean was born November 30, 1925, in Rutland, Vermont, the daughter of Clarence and Margaret (Pennell) Carlton, and attended school in Hartford, Vermont, Melrose, Massachusetts and Burlington, Vermont, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University...
View Tribute »

Linda (Johnson) Zars

December 23, 2013

Linda (Johnson) Zars, 76, of Bloomfield, CT, the wife of Juris Zars, left her earthly home at Hartford Hospital, December 23, 2013, the day of their 52rd Wedding Anniversary. The daughter of the late Mildred and Henning Johnson, born in Hartford, CT, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Pembroke College. Was on the faculty of King Philip Junior High School, where she met her husband, but retired after many...
View Tribute »

Loretta F. Magnello

December 22, 2013

Loretta F. Magnello, 91, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 22, 2013. Born in Hartford on July 9, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Michelina (Cifaldi) Magnello. Loretta attended local schools and received her B.S. degree from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, and her M.A. degree from The University of Connecticut. Loretta spent her career as a Social...
View Tribute »

Reed P. Cote

December 18, 2013

Reed P. Cote, 79, formerly of West Hartford and Farmington, died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Newport, VT. Born and raised in Saint David, ME, he was one of ten children of Zepherin and Denise (Dube) Cote. He served with the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and moved to Hartford in 1955, where he would marry Gertrude Violette. The couple made their home in West Hartford and...
View Tribute »

John E. Pfaff

December 7, 2013


View Tribute »

James Joseph Moore, Jr.

December 7, 2013

James Joseph Moore, Jr., 86, of West Hartford, died peacefully on December 7, surrounded by his loving family. Known affectionately as "The Chief" to all who loved him, he was a lifelong educator, beloved for his wry humor, quiet passions, graceful athleticism -- and, above all, for the remarkable toasts, graces, and speeches that marked every family gathering, causing everyone to reach for...
View Tribute »

Sister Barbara Bossler

December 1, 2013

SISTER BARBARA BOSSLER (Sister Barbara Maureen) of the Sisters of Mercy died Sunday December 1, 2013 in West Hartford. Born March 23, 1938, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Hotkowski) Bossler, she was raised in Hartford, attending St. Joseph Cathedral grade and high schools. Sister Barbara earned a B.A in Latin from St. Joseph College, West Hartford before entering the Sisters of Mercy in...
View Tribute »

Spurgeon F. Stokes

November 24, 2013

Spurgeon F. Stokes, 88, of West Hartford, beloved husband of Betty Ann (Haslam) Stokes, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 11:11 p.m. at his home. Spurgeon, also know as Poppa, was born on May 9, 1925 in Lexington, North Carolina son of Arlene (Feezor) and Oscar Barker Stokes. Spurgeon proudly served in WWII in the South Pacific for the US Navy. He moved to Connecticut in 1946...
View Tribute »

James "Jim" Goodridge

November 22, 2013

James ("Jim") Coates Goodridge, a beloved father, brother, grandfather, uncle and father-in-law, died on Nov. 22, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. He passed away at his home in West Hartford with his three children by his side. He was predeceased by his adored wife of 45 years, Louise ("Lucy") Lloyd Goodridge. Born on Sept. 7, 1941, in Detroit, Mr. Goodridge was raised with his four...
View Tribute »

Nancy A. (Warbeck) Sheehan

November 19, 2013

Nancy Ann (Warbeck) Sheehan, 66, of Bloomfield, passed quietly Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital. She leaves her husband of 40 years, James Sheehan, and a brother, Steven Warbeck of Kensington. Nancy worked for a number of years in the hospitality industry until a life changing event caused her to retire to volunteer work and helping others. She will be missed by everyone...
View Tribute »

Chester A. Wisniewski

November 14, 2013

Chester A. Wisniewski, DMD, 93, long time West Hartford resident, died Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Hartford Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Antolena "Lee" (Wegrzyn) Wisniewski. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Stanley and Helen Wisniewski, Chester graduated Hartford Public High School, Class of 1937. He went on to Colby College, Waterville, ME and graduated from Tufts Dental...
View Tribute »

Malcolm James Morrison

November 8, 2013

Malcolm James Morrison of West Hartford, darling husband of Johanna (Rogan) Morrison, much loved father of Niki (Morrison) Balestra and devoted grandfather of Jennifer Balestra went gently into that good night on Friday November 8, 2013 after an heroic fight against the dying of the light. For 10 years he successfully won the battle against cancer with his usual grace, dignity, and brilliant...
View Tribute »

Richard F. Peterson

November 8, 2013

Richard F. Peterson died peacefully at home in West Hartford on Friday, November 8, 2013. He was born in Hartford on July 22, 1928, the son of Gustav and Mary Peterson. He was raised in West Hartford, graduating from Hall High School, class of 1946. While attending Bentley College, Dick met the love of his life, Barbara Bradley, in Boston. They married in 1952 and enjoyed 56 years together,...
View Tribute »

Ruth (Wilgus) Billyou

November 4, 2013

Ruth Wilgus Billyou died November 4, 2013 at her home at Avery Heights, Hartford. Ruth was the loving widow of Ferris Scott Billyou, who died in November 2012. Ruth Elizabeth Wilgus Billyou was born on June 7, 1927 in Manila, Philippines, one of four children of Walter Quincy Wilgus and Ruth Martin Wilgus. Ruth grew up in Old Greenwich CT, Memphis TN, and Great Neck NY. She graduated from...
View Tribute »

Nataliya Molchanova

November 3, 2013

Nataliya Molchanova of West Hartford died Sunday, November 3rd, 2013. Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, she was the daughter of the late Vasiliy Molchanov and Efrosinya Molchanova. She graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Kiev Polytechnic Institute in Kiev, Ukraine and worked as a pharmacy technician after graduation. In 1990 Nataliya moved to the United States where she...
View Tribute »

Ruth (Marshall) Merrill

October 31, 2013

Ruth M. Merrill, 95, formerly of West Hartford, died Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Hartford Hospital. She was the widow of C. Shepard Merrill. Ruth was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the daughter of Smith and Agnes (Hilton) Marshall, and lived in West Hartford most of her life. She was a President of the Suburban Women's Club, a former member of the Golf Club of Avon, a member of the...
View Tribute »

Carolyn (Hance) Groff

October 27, 2013

Carolyn Hance Groff, 96, a resident of West Hartford, CT since 1948, died peacefully at home on October 27, 2013. She was the devoted wife of Dr. Frank H. Groff for 62 years prior to his death in 2003. She grew up in East Orange, NJ, graduated from Newark State Teachers College, and earned her Master's degree from Central Connecticut State University. She delighted in teaching elementary school...
View Tribute »

Joyce Lawson Pomeroy

October 25, 2013

Joyce L. Pomeroy, 81, of West Hartford passed away Friday October 25, 2013. Joyce was born in Hartford and was a resident of West Hartford most of her life. She was the daughter of Hugh and Ada Lawson. Joyce and her loving husband Ron were great friends and spent many good times in Stowe, VT and their home in Charlestown, RI along with winters in Saint Augustine, Florida. Besides her husband...
View Tribute »

Brian K. Liburd

October 5, 2013

Brian K. Liburd,47, of West Hartford, beloved husband to Cindy (Hawk) Liburd and loving father to son Trey and daughter Riley, died Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Hartford Hospital following surgery to remove a brain tumor. Born in New Haven, son of Gordon and Judy (Pierce) Liburd of Cheshire, he attended Foote School in New Haven and graduated from Cheshire High School where he was a varsity...
View Tribute »

Elaine (Stoll) Tessmann

October 3, 2013

Elaine S. Tessmann, 91, widow of Otto Tessmann, formerly of Newington, died Thursday, October 3, 2013, at Harrington Court in Colchester. Born in New Orleans, LA, she was the daughter of Edward H. and Georgine (Ackermann) Stoll. Elaine graduated from Louisiana State University, Class of 1942, and worked in New Orleans during World War II. In 1947, she took a position at The Institute of...
View Tribute »

Donald R. Chlebowski

October 2, 2013

Donald R. Chlebowski, 90, of West Hartford, husband of the late Mary J. Chlebowski, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, the son of the late John and Jessie Chlebowski, Donald served with the U.S. Army Air Force in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II as an airplane and engine mechanic. After the war, he attended...
View Tribute »

Robert Donald Houley

October 2, 2013

Robert Donald Houley, 85, of Jupiter, Florida, entered into eternal peace Wednesday, October 2, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Born on November 20, 1927, son of James Feeney Houley and Valida Marquis Houley, Bob was raised in Berlin, NH. It was during his childhood that he developed his strong work ethic by supporting his family from a young age by working at a local paper mill. Bob...
View Tribute »

Jean (Prosser) Yaeger

October 1, 2013

Jean P. Yaeger, beloved wife of 60 years of James Yaeger, died peacefully Tuesday, October 1, 2013 with her family at her bedside after a brain hemorrhage. She was born in 1930 in Tipton, Indiana and met Jim while attending Indiana University. Jim and Jean then settled in the Chicago area where they had four children. They relocated to West Hartford in 1968 and moved to Duncaster Lifecare...
View Tribute »

Mildred "Millie" (Fairchild) Skinner

October 1, 2013

Mildred Fairchild Skinner, 92, of West Hartford, CT, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2013. Millie was born in Meriden, CT to Roy and Jane Fairchild on September 9, 1921. She went to Meriden High School, graduating in 1939, and earned an associate's degree from Larson Junior College in 1941. Millie is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Jane; her husband William G. Skinner; her sister...
View Tribute »

Marjorie E. Ehn

September 25, 2013

Marjorie (Ecker) Ehn, 92, of West Hartford and Old Saybrook, died Wednesday, September 25, 2013. She was born in Middletown on May 30, 1921, the daughter of the late Frederick and Irene Ecker. Marjorie is survived by her brother, Donald Ecker of Indian Harbor Beach, FL; and her daughters, Valerie E. McCarthy of Old Saybrook and Jocelyn C. Ehn of West Hartford. She also leaves her grandchildren...
View Tribute »

Martin J. Azarian

September 19, 2013

Martin J. Azarian, 90, of Bloomfield and Old Lyme, died Thursday, (September 19, 2013). Born in Hartford on May 30 (the "real" Memorial Day), 1923, Martin was the son of Armenian immigrants, the late Jacob and Nevart Azarigian. Upon graduating from Weaver High School, Hartford, Class of 1942, "Marty" worked as a draftsman at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford. During World War II, Marty...
View Tribute »

Dipak Kumar Das

September 19, 2013

Dipak Kumar Das, 67, of West Hartford, husband of Sabita (Sur) Das, died Thursday, September 19, 2013 at his home. Born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, the son of the late Hiranmay and Anjali Das, Dipak graduated from Jadavpur Univesity in Kolkata. In 1971, he moved to the United States and continued his studies earning a PhD from New York University. He worked in the New York Area prior to...
View Tribute »

Anahid (Manoukian) Mosesian

September 16, 2013

Anahid Mosesian, 84, of West Hartford, died Monday, September 16, 2013 at Saint Francis Hospital. She was the wife of the late Diron "Mo" Mosesian. Born in Tripoli, Lebanon, the daughter of the late Afalaton and Sirpouhi (Tashjian) Manoukian, Anahid came to the United States in 1963 after she and Diron married in Lebanon. They settled in West Hartford and began to raise their daughter. Once...
View Tribute »

Gunvor "Guni" (Erickson) Lindquist

September 16, 2013

Gunvor Hanna (Erickson) Lindquist of Avon passed away peacefully on September 16, 2013. "Guni", as she was known by friends and family, was the daughter of the late Einar and Hanna Erickson, and was born in Sweden in 1926. She was predeceased by her loving husband and love of her life, Carl Eric "Bud" Lindquist. With her family, she immigrated to the United States in 1928, and grew up in West...
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

Tributes.com Partner