Celebrity Obituaries

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Richard A. Scussell

March 22, 2014

Richard A. Scussell, 82, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Kimberly Hall, Windsor, CT. He was born in Stafford Springs, CT, son of the late Ernest and Nellie (Panciera) Scussell. Richard served in the U.S. Army, and worked as a truck driver in his younger years and then for the I.U.O.E. Local 478 as a heavy equipment operator. In 1960, Richard met Elvis at his...
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Barbara A. Niccum

March 21, 2014

Barbara A. Niccum, 61, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs, CT. She was born in Garret, IN, daughter of Veronica (Mikrut) Cattell and the late Joseph T. Cattell. Barbara worked as a quality analyst for UTC. She was a member of St. Edward Parish, enjoyed gardening, sewing, and volunteering her time at CRIS Radio. Besides...
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James Rattell, Jr.

March 20, 2014

James Rattell, Jr., 49, of Manchester, CT, passed away early Thursday morning March 20, 2014. Jim was born in Hartford, CT on December 23, 1964 to the late James Rattell Sr. and Sarah (DeFreitas) Rattell. Jim lived in Manchester, CT with his loving wife Sarah Rattell where he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and spending time at home with his family. Watching his grandchildren play...
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Maria A. Barry

March 19, 2014

Maria A. Barry, 91, of West Stafford, CT, wife of the late Francis Barry, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 with her loving family by her side. She is survived by her two daughters, Christel Barry and Maria Hutchinson; grandson, Luke Barry; son-in-law, Allan Hutchinson; and two brothers, Kurt and Fritz Grunagel. Funeral services and burial will be held privately in St. Mary's Cemetery,...
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Margaret C. Leachman

March 17, 2014

Margaret C. Leachman, 96, of Vernon, CT, and formerly of Bristol, CT, wife of the late Frank A. Leachman, Sr., passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Fox Hill Nursing Center, Vernon, CT. She was born in Ashford, CT, daughter of the late John, Sr. and Mary (Hopko) Hnath. Margaret retired from Pratt and Whitney Aircraft as an executive secretary. She is survived by her nephew, James Lechman...
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Sandra K. Palacko

March 17, 2014

Sandra K. Palacko, 74, of Willington, CT, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014. She was born in Rockville, CT, daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy (Rambo) Allen. Sandy worked at LaPointe Industries as a payroll clerk and then at Falcetti Music as a music instructor. She enjoyed cooking, baking, fishing, and music, especially playing her organ. Sandy is survived by her loving husband of...
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Wayne R. Hessner

March 13, 2014

Wayne R. Hessner, 52, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014. He was born in Albany, NY, son of Sandra (Vassau) VanAlstyne and the late Joseph Hessner. Wayne worked as a truck driver for many years. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, playing in the Stafford Men's Softball League, and was an avid reader. Besides his mother, Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 20 years...
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Robert L. Marquis

March 10, 2014

Robert L. Marquis, 72, of Willington, CT, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 10, 2014. He was born in Van Buren, ME, son of the late Wilfred and Madeline (Michaud) Marquis. Bob was the retired owner of Marquis Construction. He was a decorated U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam until he returned in 1966. Bob was an active member of the Corporal Henry J. Toberman VFW Post No. 938...
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Barbara (Rounds) Fontanella

March 10, 2014

Barbara (Rounds) Fontanella, 78, born and raised in Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on March 10, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family. Barbara was the daughter of the late Henry Rounds and Katherine (Andrelski) Rounds. She graduated from Stafford High School where she enjoyed performing in school musicals. She married her classmate David...
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Gary W. Darling

March 2, 2014

Gary W. Darling, 50, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. He was born in Buffalo, NY son of the late Philip and Mary Ann Darling. Gary had worked as a molding machine technician. He was a big fan of the Buffalo Bills, and was an avid NASCAR fan. His favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 14...
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Denise L. Irwin

February 28, 2014

On February 28, 2014, Denise L. (Bushey) Irwin joined the angels. She was born December 19, 1957 in Stafford Springs, CT. After graduating from Stafford High School, she joined the Air Force and was stationed in Austin, TX where she met the love of her life, Robert. Shortly after meeting, they married and started a family. Denise and Rob moved back to her hometown in Connecticut for a short...
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Claudette A. Buckley

February 27, 2014

Claudette A. Buckley, 70, of Ellington, CT, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014. She was born in Southbridge, MA, daughter of the late Lionel and Palmina Raymond. Claudette had retired as a medical transcriptionist, and enjoyed sewing in her spare time. Claudette and her husband, Fred, are the owners of Country Inn Kennel in Ellington, CT. She is survived by her loving husband of 51...
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Eva V. Woodworth

February 24, 2014

Eva Victoria Woodworth, 91, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Born in Sweetwater, WY on December 3, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Tinea (Garcia) Lamar. She was the widow of Staff Sgt. William J. Woodworth, US Air Force. Eva was also predeceased by her longtime companion Gene Glaude; his daughter Jeanne and her family...
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Evelyn G. Murdock

February 18, 2014

Evelyn G. Murdock, 86, of Union, CT, wife of the late Edward Murdock, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Day Kimball Hospital. Funeral services with burial in Union East Cemetery, Union, CT, will be held privately. For online condolences, please visit: www.introvignefuneralhome.com
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Tony J. Morehouse

February 17, 2014

Tony J. Morehouse, 50, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014 at Johnson Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hartford, CT, son of James Morehouse and the late Sandra (Clark) Morehouse. Tony worked as a service technician for Turf Products Corporation. He loved car shows, anything Ford, snowmobiling only on Arctic Cat's, and going to Maine. Besides his father, Tony is...
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Barbara Hearn-Wright

February 14, 2014

Barbara Hearn-Wright, 90, formerly of Stafford Springs, CT, wife of the late James Wright, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at Vernon Manor. She was born in Boston, MA, daughter of the late Frank and Ethel (Schumann) Smith. Barbara retired from Burroughs Corporation having worked as a check artist. She enjoyed baking breads and brownies, crossword puzzles, music, and chocolate. ...
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Burton A. Davis

February 14, 2014

Burton A. Davis, 72, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at Johnson Memorial Hospital. He was born in Stafford Springs, CT, son of the late Burton A. and Margaret (Tietz) Davis. Burt was the owner and operator of Monson Road Garage, which has been in the family for over 65 years. Burt is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Carol (Mills) Davis; three children,...
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Myra D. Hajosy

February 13, 2014

Myra D. Hajosy, 86, of Stafford Springs, CT, wife of the late William Hajosy, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2014. She was born in Coventry, England, daughter of the late James E. and Clara L. (Cantrill) Deaves. Myra had worked as a supervisor in the food services department at the University of Connecticut. She loved to read, and she volunteered her time and worked at the Stafford...
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Madeline S. Knava

February 13, 2014

Madeline (Speer) Knava, 89, of Stafford Springs, CT, loving wife of George J. Knava, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Johnson Memorial Hospital. She was born in Stafford Springs, CT on September 25, 1924, daughter of the late Peter and Helen (Demopoulos) Speer. She was elected Valedictorian of her Stafford High School class and received her Bachelor's degree with Honors and her...
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Patricia Ann (Chmura) Ceniglio

February 9, 2014

Patricia Ann (Chmura) Ceniglio, 72, of Ellington, CT, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Johnson Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Stephen J. and Frances (Opalacz) Chmura. Pat was an avid member of the Ellington Senior Center, and could be found there Wii bowling, playing shuffle board, playing dominos, and participating in events. She also enjoyed...
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Thelma O'Connell

February 4, 2014

Thelma O'Connell, 87, of Ashford, CT, wife of the late Charles J. O'Connell, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born in Preston, CT, daughter of the late Chester and Mildred Parker. Thelma was a graduate of Norwich Free Academy, and worked at Lee and Osgood's drug store for many years. She was then employed at the University of...
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Robert A. Dondero

February 2, 2014

Robert A. Dondero, 56, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT. He was born in Brockton, MA, son of the late Allan K. and Roberta (Grundy) Dondero. Bobby enjoyed playing his guitar, and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by his two brothers, Allan R. Dondero and Thomas W. Dondero; step mother, Norma Dondero; six...
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Marion E. Simon

February 1, 2014

Marion E. Simon, 83, of Stafford Springs, CT, loving wife of the late James J. Simon, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Blair Manor, Enfield, CT. She was born in Providence, RI, daughter of the late William and Winifred (Newton) Wright. Marion worked as a cashier at the former A & P Company in Stafford. She was also a member of St. Edward Parish. Marion is survived by her son,...
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Jeremy D. "Homer" Laviolette

January 25, 2014

Jeremy D. "Homer" Laviolette, 29, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and close friends on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Jeremy loved to fish and could always be seen fishing off the bridge down by the old library in Stafford. He also enjoyed flying model airplanes, and was a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. He liked playing video games, and...
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Barbara E. Bragdon

January 14, 2014

Barbara E. Bragdon, 81, of Stafford Springs, CT, wife of the late Marven Bragdon, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. She was born in Riley Brook, New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of the late Leonard and Beatrice (Parish) Trafton. Barbara was an inspector for several manufacturing companies, and greatly enjoyed quilting, knitting and sewing. She was a...
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Maureen E. MacKenn

January 5, 2014

Maureen E. MacKenn, 70, of Stafford Spring, CT, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2014. She was born in Waterbury, CT, daughter of the late Duke and Helen (O'Connor) Sullivan. Maureen worked as a school nurse for the Town of Stafford Middle School for over 20 years where she touched the lives of her co-workers and the generations of children she cared for. She also enjoyed traveling with the...
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Dennis R. Field

January 4, 2014

Dennis R. Field, 69, of Tolland, CT, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lowell, VT, son of the late Marshall Field and Lydia (Faucher) Hamel. Dennis retired after 39 years from United Technologies – Pratt and Whitney Aircraft having worked in process planning and as a machinist. He enjoyed his family...
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Donna C. Pippin

January 3, 2014

On January 3, 2014, my dear mother, Donna C. Pippin, 73, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the loving home of her granddaughter, Candice A. Mordasky and daughter, Beth A. Reim, after a long and very courageous battle with cancer. My mother was a very gracious and caring woman whom always placed her family's needs and concerns above her own. Mom worked for Big Y...
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Beatrice P. Mattarelli

January 2, 2014

Beatrice P. Mattarelli, 85, of Vernon, CT, loving wife of the late Louis P. Mattarelli, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. She was born in East Hartford, CT, daughter of the late David and Irene (Williams) Pariseau. Beatrice had worked as a medical secretary for many years in Harford. She is survived by her two sons, Louis P. Mattarelli, Jr. and Gary...
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Roseann V. Tramontano

January 1, 2014

Roseann V. Tramontano, 57, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at her home. She was born in New Haven, CT, daughter of the late Victor and Theresa (Comaitios) Balboni. Rose is survived by her loving husband, Robert L. Spencer; son, Joseph Tramontano, Jr.; adopted son, Brian Leary; and two siblings, Victor Balboni, Jr. and his wife Christina, and Christina Balboni....
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Shirley U. Modr

December 30, 2013

Shirley (Uliana) Modr, 84, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013 at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs, CT. She was born in Stafford Springs, CT, daughter of the late Jack and Mary (Constantine) Uliana. Shirley graduated from Stafford High School with the award of Best Future Homemaker. After graduating, she was employed by Aetna Insurance Company as an...
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Robert J. Grange, Sr.

December 23, 2013

Robert J. Grange, Sr., 98, of Willington, CT, husband of the late Doris (Jefferds) Grange, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT. He was born in Brookline, MA, son of the late Robert and Florence (Irwin) Grange. Bob was the owner/operator of State Motor Parts in Hartford for over 40 years. He was a car enthusiast, especially for anything Mopar. Bob was...
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Chester Zalewski

December 22, 2013

Chester Zalewski, 83, of Monson, MA, husband of the late Virginia (Collura) Zalewski, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at his home. He was born in Enfield, CT, son of the late Andrew and Katie (Macl) Zalewski. Chet served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was formerly a maintenance worker for the Stafford Housing Authority. He is survived by his son, Robert Zalewski. A...
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James F. Kelley

December 17, 2013

James F. Kelley, 83, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at his home. He was born in Stafford Springs, CT, son of the late James A. and Ina (Allen) Kelley. Jim retired from Warren Woolen Company as a machine operator. He was an honorary life member of the Italian Benefit Society, and member of the Stafford Senior Center. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 63...
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Zenna Brisson

December 15, 2013

Zenna (DeNunzio) Brisson, 62, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Albert A. and Shirley (Butler) DeNunzio. Zenna had worked as a paraprofessional for many years at Mansfield Middle School, and previously at West Stafford School. She loved her family and spending time with them and many...
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Karen J. Robinson

December 10, 2013

Karen J. Robinson, 56, of Stafford Springs, CT, wife of the late Bruce Boys, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. She was born in Hartford, CT, daughter of Barbara (Jensen) Robinson and the late David Robinson. Karen worked as an occupational therapist at the Monson Developmental Center. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and crafts. Besides her mother, she is survived by...
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Patricia E. Bidorini

December 10, 2013

Patricia E. Bidorini, 76, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT. She was born in Stafford Springs, CT, daughter of the late Ambrose and Edna (Kuhrt) Bidorini. Pat retired from SNET as a computer operator. She was a member of Stafford Grange No. 1, and was a devoted fan of UConn Women's Basketball. Pat is survived by her son,...
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Ralph R. Parizek

December 8, 2013

Ralph Ronald "Ronnie" Parizek, a lifelong resident of Willington, CT, entered peacefully into eternal life on Sunday, December 8, 2013, surrounded by his family. Ronnie, 80, was the loving husband of Carol (Couchevitz) Parizek. Born on April 5, 1933 in Stafford Springs, CT, Ronnie was the son of Ralph and Amelia (Hipsky) Parizek. He was the beloved father of two, grandfather of three, and uncle,...
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Stanley Szynal

December 4, 2013

Stanley Szynal, 77, of Manchester, CT, and formerly of Willington, CT, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Hartford Hospital. Funeral services and burial will be held privately. For online condolences, please visit: www.introvignefuneralhome.com
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Margaret L. Stamboni

December 2, 2013

Margaret L. Stamboni, 83, beloved mother and grandmother, died peacefully at Evergreen Health Care Center, Stafford Springs, CT, on December 2, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband Anthony M. Stamboni. She leaves behind five children, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and other extended family members. She will be sorrowly missed by her daughter Linda and her family, husband...
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Kenneth L. Jones

November 30, 2013

In loving memory of Kenneth Lawrence Jones August 13, 1931 - November 30, 2013. Our spirited father and grandfather passed peacefully from this earth with family by his side on November 30, 2013. Kenneth L. Jones, Kenny or known to many as "Grandpa Jones" 82, of Natural Bridge Station, VA, formerly of Willington, CT, was born in Putnam, CT, son of the late Wallace V. and Bernice (Denning) Jones...
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Douglass D. Smith

November 28, 2013

Douglass D. Smith, 71, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Bloomfield, NJ, son of the late Damon and Hertha (Stitch) Smith. Doug retired as a rehabilitation counselor from the State of Connecticut. His passion in life was for gardening. He meticulously maintained his grounds and took great pride in doing so. He also...
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John C. Greene III

November 28, 2013

John C. Greene, III, 70, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at his home. He was born in Stafford Springs, CT, son of the late John C. Greene, Jr. and Sadie (Meyers) Greene. John served proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps, and then as a corrections officer for the State of Connecticut for 26 years retiring in 1989. He is survived by his loving wife, Madeleine ...
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Arthur Apostol

November 25, 2013

Arthur Apostol, 65, of Ashford, CT, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2013. He was born in Hyannis, MA, son of Theodore and Denise (Panesis) Apostol. Art was a financial advisor for New Alliance Bank, and enjoyed watching the Patriots and Red Sox, playing golf, and traveling to Florida and Cape Cod. Besides his parents, Art is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sharon (Ticehurst) Apostol; two...
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Henrietta Molitoris

November 25, 2013

Henrietta (Blazejovsky) Molitoris, 86, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed from this life on Monday, November 25, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Vonasek) Blazejovsky. She leaves her husband of 62 years of marriage, Edward Molitoris; four children, Jeanne, Karl, and Eric Molitoris of Stafford Springs, CT, and Joan Molitoris and son-in-law George Raiche of San Francisco, CA;...
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Michelle L. (Mathieson) Baker

November 24, 2013

Michelle L. (Mathieson) Baker, 43, of Hamilton, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 24, 2013. She was born in Hartford, CT, daughter of Edward and June (Cloutier) Mathieson of Stafford Springs, CT. Besides her parents, Michelle is survived by her loving husband, Steven D. Baker; daughter, Marissa Mathieson; three brothers, Glenn Mathieson, Kirk Mathieson and his wife Christine, and...
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William R. Hahn, Jr.

November 23, 2013

William R. Hahn, Jr., 62, of Ellington/Stafford Springs, CT, loving husband of Linda (Mitchell) Hahn, died peacefully on November 23, 2013. He was born in Hartford, CT, son of the late William R., Sr. and Emma (Kugat) Hahn. Bill was a 1969 graduate of Rockville High School and attended Manchester Community College. His career in the banking industry spanned 36 years, serving his last 21 years...
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Anthony C. Kondracki

November 19, 2013

Anthony C. Kondracki, 81, resident of Enfield, CT since 1964 and husband of the late Marjorie A. (Clarke) Kondracki, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Evergreen Health Care Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Shenandoah, PA, son of the late Kazmierz and Theophila (Andrulewicz) Kondracki. Tony served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, attended Penn...
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Johann Wilhelm

November 18, 2013

Johann Wilhelm, 96, of Stafford Springs, CT and formerly of Hampton, CT, husband of the late Katharina (Zahn) Wilhelm, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Evergreen Health Care Center. He was born on January 22, 1917 in Setchan, Banat in the Austrian Hungarian Empire. He came to the United States in 1951, living most of his life in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, and owned a beauty shop with...
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Virginia Mayer

November 17, 2013

Virginia Mayer, 94, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Evergreen Health Care Center. Funeral services and burial will be held privately. For online condolences, please visit: www.introvignefuneralhome.com
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Wilfred J. Palin

November 17, 2013

Wilfred J. Palin, 86, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Woodlake at Tolland. He was born in Palmer, MA, son of the late George and Eva (Fay) Palin. Wilfred retired from Hamilton Standard as a prop builder. He was also a member of St. Edward Church and the Stafford Senior Center. Wilfred is survived by his loving wife, Betty (Rabideau) Palin; his son, Bruce...
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Jane O. Irish

November 14, 2013

Jane O. (Rogers) Irish, 86, of Stafford Springs, CT was called home to be with her Lord on Thursday, November 14, 2013 after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Mamie J. Shank and Charles L. Rogers. She was born in Catonsville, MD on October 25, 1927. Jane was raised in Catonsville and graduated from Catonsville High School in 1944. After marrying the late Roswell L. Irish she...
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Merle A. Baldi

November 13, 2013

Merle A. Baldi, 78, of Stafford Springs, CT, wife of the late Albert "Babe" Baldi, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Fox Hill Center, Vernon, CT. Funeral services with burial in Stafford Springs Cemetery, Stafford Springs, CT, will be held privately. For online condolences, please visit: www.introvignefuneralhome.com
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Catherine T. Cavar

November 11, 2013

Catherine T. Cavar, 102, formerly of Willington, CT, and wife of the late Michael E. Cavar, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2013 at Blair Manor. She was born in Windham, CT, daughter of the late Paul and Teresa (Ducas) Piontek. Catherine had worked for Bran Rex in Willimantic, CT and Ribbon Manufacturing in Willington, CT. She was also a member of St. Jude Church in Willington, CT. ...
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Dorothy Herr

November 3, 2013

Dorothy Herr, 86, of Union, CT, wife of the late Herbert H. Herr, Jr. MD, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Westview Health Care Center, Dayville, CT. Funeral services with burial in Union Center Cemetery, Union, CT, will be held privately. For online condolences, please visit: www.introvignefuneralhome.com
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Marilyn L. Landry

November 1, 2013

Marilyn Lucille (Bailey) Szostecki-Landry, of Woodstock, CT, age 74, died peacefully on November 1, 2013 at Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born in New Britain, CT, on April 8, 1939, daughter of the late William W. Bailey, Sr. and Arline M. Fay. She was predeceased by both her first and second husbands, Henry Szostecki and Robert Landry, as well as two younger brothers,...
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Judith T. Doucette

November 1, 2013

Judith T. Doucette, 69, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013 at Johnson Memorial Hospital. She was born in Middletown, CT, daughter of the late George W. Taylor, Sr. and Madeline (Grant) Taylor. Judy retired from Colts Firearms as a machine operator. She enjoyed going to the Big E, shopping, and spending time at the beach. Judy is survived by her loving husband of...
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James A. Steele

October 26, 2013

James A. Steele, 76, of Union, CT, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Oscar and Angela (Tristano) Steele. Jim served in the U.S. Army Reserves during the Vietnam era, and worked as a chemical engineer at General Dynamics for many years. For the last several years, he was the caretaker of the Boy Scout Camp in Union, CT. Jim is survived by...
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Catherine Z. Vonasek

October 25, 2013

Catherine Z. Vonasek, 99, of Willington, CT, wife of the late Otto Vonasek and Philip Bugbee, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2013. She was born in Tolland, CT, daughter of the late Stephen and Anastasia (Zaplawa) Zelinka. Catherine retired from the Physics Department at the University of Connecticut as department head secretary. She was a member of the Federated Church of Willington, the...
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Omer Giroux

October 22, 2013

Omer Giroux, 80, formerly of South Windsor, CT and Stafford Springs, CT, husband of the late Lucille (Roy) Giroux, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Kettle Brook Care Center, East Windsor, CT. He was born in Quebec, Canada, son of the late Wilfred and Marieann (Poulin) Giroux. In his younger years, Omer was a lumberjack before coming to the United States in 1957. He then...
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Robert J. Malmgren

October 20, 2013

Robert J. Malmgren, 80, of Oxford, MA and formerly of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Funeral services with burial in St. Edward Cemetery, Stafford Springs, CT, will be held privately. For online condolences, please visit: www.introvignefuneralhome.com
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Helen Belanger Stein

October 16, 2013

Helen Belanger Stein, 91, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Funeral services with burial in St. Edward Cemetery, Stafford Springs, CT, are being held privately. For online condolences, please visit: www.introvignefuneralhome.com
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Dorothy J. Miller

October 12, 2013

Dorothy J. Miller, 63, of Ashford, CT, wife of Frank A. Miller, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Funeral services will be held privately. For online condolences, please visit: www.introvignefuneralhome.com
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Avery L. Schold

October 10, 2013

Avery L. Schold, 30, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 10, 2013. He was born in Springfield, MA, son of Maury W. and Yvonne R. (Lanagan) Schold. He was a member of Wolcott Lodge No. 60 AF & AM. Besides his parents, Avery is survived by his maternal grandmother, Yvonne Lanagan; many extended family members; and numerous friends. Calling hours will be held...
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Leopaul A. Daigle, Sr.

October 10, 2013

Leopaul A. Daigle, Sr., 74, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013. He was born in Biddeford, ME, son of the late Paul and Armande (Bisaillon) Daigle. Leo served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was self employed as a general contractor. He coached East Hartford Little League Baseball for many years and was the Assistant District Commissioner for the Babe Ruth League. ...
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Edward A. "Parchy" Roberts

October 6, 2013

Edward Allen "Parchy" Roberts, 90, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, October 6, 2013. He was born on November 16, 1922 in Stafford Springs, CT, to the late Napoleon A. Roberts and Roseanna (Colette) Roberts. He attended Stafford High School and enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II. He attended radio...
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Lewis C. Fletcher

October 3, 2013

Lewis C. Fletcher, 79, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013. He was born in Fitchburg, MA, son of the late Lewis E. C. Fletcher and Arlene (LaPrade) Fletcher. Lewis was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served during the Korean Conflict, and retired from Pratt and Whitney Aircraft as an assembler. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol since his teenage years. He...
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Jeannette Lussier

October 2, 2013

Jeannette Lussier, 98, of Willington, CT, wife of the late Roland Lussier, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. She was born in Riviere Duloup, Canada, daughter of the late Omer and Alexina (Berube) Rivard. Jeannette enjoyed sitting on her porch and tending to her pets. She is survived by her two daughters, Janet Hlobik and Dorothy Toth; grandchildren, Judy Hand, William Hlobik and his...
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Adalgira "Gira" D. Posocco

October 1, 2013

Adalgira "Gira" D. Posocco, 88, of Stafford Springs, CT, wife of the late Victor Posocco, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Johnson Memorial Hospital. She was born in Stafford Springs, CT, daughter of the late Enrico and Maria (Pin) DaDalt. Gira retired as a burler from Warren Woolen Company, and was a member of St. Edward Parish and the Stafford Senior Center. She greatly enjoyed...
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Esther F. Fontanella

September 30, 2013

Esther F. Fontanella, 94, of Stafford Springs, CT, wife of the late Ateo R. Fontanella and William A. Ostrowski, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013. She was born in Stafford Springs, CT, daughter of the late Francesco and Madelina (Guarco) Fiamengo. Esther owned and operated "Esther's Beauty Nook" for 60 years. She was a member of St. Edward Parish, the Stafford Senior Center, the...
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Kemp B. Stewart, Jr.

September 24, 2013

Kemp B. Stewart, Jr., 58, of Willington, CT, passed away due to injuries sustained in an accident on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. He was born in Fayetteville, NC, son of Kemp B. Stewart and the late Elsie (Hatt) Stewart. Kemp is survived by his loving wife, Darlene (Meacham) Stewart; two children, Morgan B. Stewart and Zachary MacDonald; two step daughters, Shauna and Shannon Murphy; step...
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Rheta C. DuBois

September 20, 2013

Rheta C. DuBois, 64, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2013 at her home. She was born in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Arden Frank and Alberta Claire (Richardson) Mason. Rheta retired as an inspector from Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, and enjoyed watching the boats and activities that happened on Crystal Lake. She is survived by her loving husband, Phillip M....
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Warren L. Barsaleau, Sr.

September 10, 2013

Warren L. Barsaleau, Sr., 79, of Willington, CT, husband of the late Patricia (Partyka) Barsaleau, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Hartford, son of the late Henry and Grace (Pinder) Barsaleau. Warren served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict, and retired from the Connecticut State Police after 31 years, working first...
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Zoltin Paloczi

September 9, 2013

Zoltin Paloczi, 79, of Ashford, CT, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013 at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Pacin, Hungary, son of the late Deszo and Elizabeth (Toth) Paloczi. Zoli worked for many years as a supervisor at the American Thread Company, and then worked as head custodian for the Ashford School system until retirement. He was a member of the Hungarian Social Club, and was an...
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Amalia Zaicek

September 5, 2013

Amalia Zaicek, 90, of Ashford, CT, wife of the late Emil Zaicek, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Pernek, Czechoslovakia, daughter of the late Michael and Katerina (Elias) Mikus. Amalia was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Church, where she was a member of the choir, and also enjoyed singing with the Town of Ashford Choraliers. She was also a...
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Daniel J. Garrell

September 4, 2013

Daniel J. Garrell, 49, of Rockville, CT and formerly of Stafford Springs, CT, husband of the late Suquo "Suki" Garrell, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Rockville General Hospital. Daniel was born in Rockville, CT son of William K. and Jean (Aborn) Garrell. He was a member of the Boy Scouts, having attained the rank of Star Scout, and enjoyed photography and fishing. Besides his...
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Dennis K. Vertefeuille

August 27, 2013

Dennis Keith Vertefeuille, 61, of Chaplin, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Windham Memorial Hospital. He was born July 27, 1952 in Willimantic, son of Agnes (Schlehofer) Vertefeuille and the late Leonel Vertefeuille. He was predeceased by his son, Dennis Keith Vertefeuille, Jr. Dennis is survived by his partner of 15 years, Cindy Green;...
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Jeannette L. Cournoyer

August 26, 2013

Jeannette L. Cournoyer, 83, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2013 at Vernon Manor. She was born in Holyoke, MA, daughter of the late Joseph and Harriett (Marier) Dolat. Jeannette is survived by her daughter, Pamela Halton; and two granddaughters, Michelle Melanson and Ashley Bedard. Funeral services and burial will be held privately. For online condolences, please...
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Laura J. Judd

August 24, 2013

Laura J. Judd, 80, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Evergreen Health Care Center. She was born in Springfield, MA, daughter of the late Charles F and Mary E (Haeffner) Weckwerth. Laura directed summer camps for the girl scouts and 4-H, retired from Springfield College as a professor, and was a member of the Down to Earth CSA – Community Support of...
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Walter Emerson Parsell IV

August 21, 2013

Walter Emerson Parsell IV, 20, of Andover, CT, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Emerson was born in Anchorage, Alaska, son of Walter E. Parsell III and Maureen (Haraghey) Parsell of Willington, CT. Besides his parents, he is survived by his two brothers, Liam and Ethan Parsell; maternal grandparents, Bob and Ann Haraghey; paternal grandmother, Audrey Mae Parsell; several...
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Harvey E. Daggett

August 20, 2013

Harvey E. Daggett, 67, of Ashford, CT, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Windham Hospital. He was born in Old Town, ME, son of the late Harvey A. and Geraldine (Grover) Daggett. Harvey served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era. He had worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator for many years. He was a member of Strazza, Tonoli-Emhoff Post No. 26 American Legion, having...
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Vivian P. Hayes

August 18, 2013

Vivian P. Hayes, 88, of Stafford Springs, CT, wife of the late Theodore R. Hayes, Sr., passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2013. She was born in Patten, ME, daughter of the late Howard and Gertrude (Hayes) Stubbs. Vivian retired after 27 years as a machine operator from Stanadyne Automotive and had then worked at Evergreen Health Care Center for seven years in the laundry department. She enjoyed...
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Charles J. "Chuck" Guarco

August 13, 2013

Charles J. "Chuck" Guarco, 63, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at his home. Chuck was born in Stafford Springs, CT, son of the late Aldo and Palmira (DaDalt) Guarco. He worked for the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation retiring in 2003. Chuck liked challenging others with his political viewpoints, had numerous artistic and mechanical talents, and...
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Pauline A. Palacko

August 7, 2013

Pauline A. Palacko, 81, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Evergreen Health Care Center. She was born in Somersville, CT, daughter of the late Jacob and Pauline (Shelanskas) Ruczinski. Pauline was a member of St. Edward Parish. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Edward R. Palacko, Sr. of Stafford Springs, CT; four children, Edward R. Palacko,...
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Carroll D. Cooley

August 5, 2013

Carroll D. Cooley, 86, of Stafford Springs, CT, husband of the late Barbara E. (Spencer) Cooley, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2013 at Parkway Pavilion. He was born in Stafford Springs, CT, son of the late Roy and Ruth (Crane) Cooley. Carroll was briefly a Merchant Marine, and then he served in the U.S. Army 307th Airborne during World War II. He retired from AMF CUNO as a maintenance...
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Lorena L. Niewinski

July 28, 2013

Lorena L. Niewinski, 87, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2013. She was born in West Warwick, RI, daughter of the late Edward and Lorena (Butler) Legault. Lorena is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Louis S. Niewinski; two sons, Gerald S. Niewinski and his companion Donna Strouse, and Michael "Mick" Niewinski and his wife Martha; three grandchildren, Gerald S....
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Agnes J. Kennedy

July 27, 2013

Agnes Julia (McGann) Kennedy, 77, of Willington, CT, joined the angels July 27, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by family and friends. She was born April 11, 1936, in Benton, New Brunswick, Canada; the youngest of 8 siblings; Francis, Lawrence, Katherine, Gregory, Margaret, Mary, and Patrick, born to the late Alice and Edward McGann. On November 4th 1954, she married the love of her...
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Dorothy Howlett

July 25, 2013

Dorothy (Farra) Howlett, 82, of West Willington, CT, wife of the late John E. Howlett, passed away after a long, productive and healthy life early Thursday morning July 25, 2013, after a graceful and inspirational fight against pancreatic cancer. She was born on January 26, 1931 in Stafford Springs, CT, daughter of the late Frank and Lillian (Zizka) Farra. Dorothy continued to work in food...
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Elizabeth "Liz" St. Louis Nevers

July 16, 2013

Elizabeth "Liz" St. Louis Nevers, 70, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Johnson Memorial Hospital. She was born in Manchester, CT, daughter of the late Erik and Helen (Agnew) Matson. She was employed as a quality inspector at TTM Technologies. Liz is survived by her four children, Robin Gilligan and her husband Sean, Eric St. Louis and his companion Erin...
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Pamela M. Stanish

July 14, 2013

Pamela M. Stanish, 63, of Willington, CT, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 14, 2013. She was born in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Frank J. Stanish, Jr. and Shirley W. (Todd) Stanish. She was a graduate of Windham High School. Pam raised her two sons in Connecticut as well as in Massachusetts. She was an active member of the Board of Education in Willington and was a member of the...
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Lillian Mae Brooks

July 6, 2013

Lillian Mae Brooks, 86, of Stafford Springs, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Evergreen Health Care Center. She was born in Stafford Springs, CT, daughter of the late Conrad and Miriam (Dimon) Mohr. Lillian worked as a button sorter for B. Schwanda and Sons button factory. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield and the Stafford Senior Center. Lillian is survived by...
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Roland A. Ricard

July 1, 2013

Roland A. Ricard, 79, of Ellington, CT, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013 at Rockville General Hospital. He was born in Stafford Springs, CT, son of the late Armand and Clerina (Plasse) Ricard. Roland retired as head of maintenance from St. Joseph's Residence in Enfield. He was a member of St. Luke Parish, and the Moose Lodge in Tolland. In addition, Roland enjoyed racing his off road Jeep,...
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Genevieve A. "Jean" Sadlon

June 26, 2013

Genevieve A. "Jean" Sadlon, 85, of Rochester, NY and formerly of Willington, CT, wife of the late Gustave R. Sadlon, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Rochester General Hospital. Funeral services with burial in Moravian Cemetery, New Drop, Staten Island, NY, will be held privately. For online condolences, please visit: www.introvignefuneralhome.com
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Annamae Pallanck

June 19, 2013

Annamae Pallanck, 90, of Union, CT, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Harrington Memorial Hospital, Southbridge, MA. She was born in Stafford Springs, CT, daughter of the late Wallace I. Goodhall, Sr. and Ruth C. (Fenlon) Goodhall. Annamae's career in politics included being a State Legislator and former Selectwoman for the Town of Union. She was active on the Union Republican Town...
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Anthony A. DeNunzio

June 15, 2013

Anthony A. DeNunzio, 55, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Johnson Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Hartford, CT, son of the late Albert A. and Shirley (Butler) DeNunzio. Tony fell victim to paralysis in 1984, but continued to live his life to its fullest. He was a friend to many in the community, in return who supported him...
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Andrea C. DeLisle

June 13, 2013

Andrea C. DeLisle, 60, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Abraham and Sally (Schulman) Cooper. Andrea worked at Warren Woolen Company for 20 years and spent the last 15 years working at Dunkin Donuts. She worked hard all her life, and enjoyed going to the beach and spending...
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Richard L. Ziemba

June 11, 2013

Richard L. Ziemba, 75, of Vernon, CT, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Stafford Springs, CT, son of the late Adolph and Apolonia (Grabrowski) Ziemba. Rich served in the U.S. Army, and had worked as a tool and die maker for Paramont Machine. He was also on the Board of Directors for the Worker's Federal Credit Union for more than 20 years. ...
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May A. Belair

June 5, 2013

May A. Belair, 84, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Blair Manor. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2012 at 3 P.M. at St. Edward Cemetery, West Stafford Rd., Stafford Springs, CT. For online condolences, please visit: www.introvignefuneralhome.com
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Carlene A. Scussel

June 4, 2013

Carlene A. Scussel, 69, resident of Stafford Springs, CT for over 40 years, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Evergreen Health Care Center. She was born in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Carl J., Sr. and Geraldine (Kamerer) Regini. Carlene worked as a purchasing agent at Conval. She is survived by her son, Marty Scussel; granddaughter, Jordan Scussel; three siblings, Sharon Posocco,...
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Dennis P. Warchol

May 28, 2013

Dennis P. Warchol, 64, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Johnson Memorial Hospital. He was born in Stafford Springs, CT, son of the late Bruno J. Warchol and Alice (Miller) Warchol. Dennis worked as a CPA for Robert Koury, and was a member of the Moose Club in Venice, FL. Dennis is survived by his mother, Alice M. Warchol; two children, Tiffany Lenz and her...
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