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Hermine Wimmer

December 15, 2014

Hermine Wimmer, 87, of West Hartford, wife of the late Karl Wimmer, died Monday, December 15, 2014 at Saint Francis Hospital. Born in Germany, Hermine and Karl married in 1949. The couple moved to the United States in 1953, residing in Manchester and Hartford before settling down in West Hartford in 1961. Hermine was trained as a hairdresser in Germany and was certified when she came to the...
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Frances Elizabeth Kramer

December 9, 2014

Frances Elizabeth Kramer, 91, died peacefully at McLean Home on December 9, 2014, in Simsbury, CT. Frances was the only girl in a family of five siblings. Her parents were Louis and Lilie Kramer (nee Riedel) of Newark and Jersey City, New Jersey, respectively. Her four brothers, George, Louis, Robert and William are all deceased. Born on May 1923 in Elizabeth,New Jersey, Frances, along with her...
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Elizabeth Nyswaner Lindsay

December 8, 2014

Elizabeth Nyswaner Lindsay, 91, longtime resident of West Hartford, died Monday, December 8, 2014, at her home in New Jersey. Betty was born and raised in Washington, Pennsylvania, and graduated from high school there in 1941. After high school graduation she attended Bethany College in West Virginia. In 1944 she married Lt. John S. Lindsay, a graduate student and instructor in English at...
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Mary (Ott) Gett

December 8, 2014

Mary (Ott) Gett, 93, of Newington, wife of the late Albert Gett, died peacefully December 8, 2014 at Arden Court in Farmington. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Frederick M. and Jennie (Stone) Ott, Mary graduated from Hartford High School and Hartford Secretarial School. She worked the majority of her career as a legal secretary for several judges and lawyers in the Hartford area and...
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Charles D. Block

December 4, 2014

Charles D. Block of Avery Heights in Hartford died December 4, 2014.
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Merle (Chapin) Beeney

November 30, 2014

Merle (Chapin) Beeney, age 95, passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014. Daughter of Ralph W. and Lottie (Meyer) Chapin, she was born in West Hartford on April 21, 1919. Merle, a life-time resident of West Hartford, graduated from Hall High School and then Russell Sage College. After college she was employed at Southern New England Telephone Company where she met her husband, Roland. They...
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Rose (Manoogian) Boornazian

November 28, 2014

Rose (Manoogian) Boornazian, 86, of Rocky Hill, formerly of West Hartford, wife of the late Charles Leslie Boornazian, died on Friday (November 28, 2014) at her home. Born in New York, NY, the daughter of the late Michael and Yeva Manoogian, she grew up and spent the first half of her life in New York City and the second half of her life in the Hartford area. Prior to moving to CT in 1964, Rose...
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Frank Cosentino

November 27, 2014

Frank Cosentino, 72, of Farmington, CT passed peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, November 27, 2014. His family gives thanks for his life and his love, his kind and calming spirit and his generous nature. Frank immigrated to Hartford, CT from Castiglione Cosentino, Italy in 1959 with empty pockets and big dreams. He graduated from the University of New Haven and worked...
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Lucy M. Penta

November 25, 2014

Lucy M. Penta, 96, of West Hartford, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at home. Born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Ralph and Elsie (Trotta) Penta, Lucy lived in New Britain until moving to West Hartford in 1964. She worked with the Travelers Insurance Company for 40 years, retiring in 1974, and was a member of the Church of St. Mark the Evangelist. Lucy enjoyed travelling the world in...
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Edward H. Trasko

November 12, 2014

Edward Trasko of West Hartford passed away peacefully at home November 12, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Ann, in 2009. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Joseph and Nellie S. Trasko, Ed attended local schools. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII in the Pacific Theater and later went to Japan after the atomic bomb to help the refugees. The...
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Richard Olson Barrett

November 8, 2014

Richard Olson Barrett, 84, of West Hartford, beloved husband of Mary Downer Barrett for 59 years, passed away at home on Saturday November 8, 2014. Besides his wife, Richard is survived by children John (Kathleen) of Hudson, Ohio; Susan and Andrew of West Hartford; grandchildren Sarah Costigan (William) of Los Angeles, CA; Meagan Hughes (Steve) of Manhattan Beach, CA; Charlotte and Rocco Vernia...
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Henry Kerley Elliott

November 6, 2014

Henry Kerley Elliott (90) of West Hartford, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family as they sang his favorite hymns, on November 6, 2014. He was born October 10, 1924 in Mt. Airy, North Carolina and delivered by his grandfather, Dr. John L. Woltz, a country doctor who delivered all of his own children and grandchildren. Henry's father, Lt. Kerley Commodore Elliott, piloted...
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Joan K. Berthoud

November 2, 2014

Joan K. Berthoud, 87, long-time resident of West Hartford, died peacefully on Sunday, November 2 at Caleb Hitchcock Nursing Center in Bloomfield. Born in Bayonne, New Jersey to Russell and Irene Kansteiner, she graduated from Bernards High School, and then went to Duke University, following her sister Ruth. After several years working in accounting, she married John Ramseyer Berthoud in 1960....
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Russell C. Hunter

October 27, 2014

Russell Craig Hunter, age 59, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Russell was born on November 29, 1954 to Elna (Pfau) Hunter and the late Alan Hunter and was greeted at birth by his three older brothers. He grew up in West Hartford and was the proud owner of Pfau's Hardware located in West...
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Lois (Montross) Hogan

October 18, 2014

Lois (Montross) Hogan, 70, of South Glastonbury, wife of Michael J. Hogan, died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Hebrew Home in West Hartford. Lois was born in Hartford, the daughter of Kermit and Eunice (French) Montross and grew up in West Hartford. She moved to Holliston, MA with her first husband and raised a family. She would become a hockey mom, cowbell in hand, and an enthusiastic baker,...
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Winifred (Dorr) Dworak

October 17, 2014

Winifred Dorr Dworak, age 86 of West Hartford, CT and South Yarmouth, MA, wife of the late William J. Dworak passed away October 17, 2014 at Harborpoint of Centerville, MA. She was born in Janesville, WI, daughter of Winifred and Charles Dorr, grew up in Milton, WI and graduated from Milton High School, where her father was the Superintendent of Schools. She received a Bachelor of Business...
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Marie (Hassing) Sullivan

October 16, 2014

Marie (Hassing) Sullivan, 77, of West Hartford CT, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 16, 2014. She was the widow of the late Superior Court Judge L. Paul Sullivan. Born on October 23, 1936, in Jackson MN, Marie was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Petrich) Hassing. She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1958 from the College of St. Teresa in Winona MN, and moved...
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George Harold Murray

October 12, 2014

George Harold Murray, 90, husband of the late Marjorie Bonstein Murray, died Sunday, October 12, 2014 in Bloomfield, CT. George was born in Norwalk, CT, October 13, 1923, the only son of the late Harold Torrey Murray and Charlotte Franke Murray. He was a descendant of Daniel Murray, who emigrated from Scotland and served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. George graduated...
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Jean S. Elmers

October 11, 2014

Jean Sheldon Elmers, 98, passed peacefully in her apartment at Middlewoods in Farmington on October 11, 2014. She was the second daughter of Harry Elmers and Mary Shelton Elmers of Rockford Illinois. Jean moved to the Hartford area in 1943. Jean was a graduate of Rockford College where she studied English literature, French and Design arts. She worked for the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance...
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Donald C. Schwartz

October 4, 2014

Donald C. Schwartz, 73, of West Hartford, husband of Julie (Gibbs) Schwartz, died Saturday, October 4, 2014 at his home. Born in Middletown, the son of the late Philip and Myrtle (Carlson) Schwartz, Don graduated from The Choate School and went to earn a Bachelor of the Arts from Tufts University. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and worked as a systems programmer with the Aetna and Cigna...
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Ralph J. Andrews, Jr.

January 19, 1920 - September 22, 2014

Ralph J. Andrews Jr., age 94, of Vero Beach, FL, passed away on September 22, 2014. He was born in Waterbury, CT to Kittie E. Selby and Ralph J. Andrews. He graduated from Duke University in Durham, NC with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ralph and his wife of 71 years, Alberta, both went on before us in death this year, after 62 years together in the original house they had built in...
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Alice (Harman) LeBel

September 22, 2014

Alice (Harman) LeBel, 92, of Newington, widow of Everett M. LeBel, died on Monday, September 22, 2014. Born and raised in New York City, the daughter of the late Harry and Doris (Spier) Harman, Alice graduated from the Lincoln School and earned a Bachelor of the Arts Degree from Swarthmore College, Class of 1943. After graduation, she worked in Washington, D.C. During these war years, Alice...
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Douglas Weir Addison

September 16, 2014

Douglas Weir Addison,89, died September 16, 2014 in Hartford. Born November 3, 1924 in Springfield, MA, he was the only child of the late Douglas J. and Christine Weir Addison. Doug was also predeceased by his two wonderful wives, A.M. (Marge) Winings Addison in 1992 and Ruth Wentworth Gilchrist Addison in 2011. He graduated from Commerce High School of Springfield, MA in 1942 with a...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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:...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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. ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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;...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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. ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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John E. Pfaff

December 7, 2013


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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...
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