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Our Obituaries

Jerzy George Budnik

February 19, 1952 - June 11, 2018

Jerzy George Budnik, 66, of East Hartford, beloved husband for 40 years of the late Ewa Zofia (Zadurski) Budnik, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 11, 2018, surrounded by his children at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Sokolka, Bialystok, Poland on February 19, 1952, son of the late Czeslaw and Emilia (Dudziuk) Budnik, he was raised in Poland...
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Robert Karst Butler IV

September 24, 1979 - June 9, 2018

Robert Karst Butler, IV, 38, of Vernon, Connecticut beloved husband of Analyn (DeMateo) Butler, passed away suddenly at this home on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Born in Cold Springs, New York, the son of Robert and Marlene (Luczak) Butler, III, of Manchester, CT, he grew up and lived in Wappingers Falls, New York, Manchester, CT before...
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Emilia Kinach Szkoda

April 1, 1924 - June 8, 2018

Emilia Szkoda (Kinach), 94, of West Hartford, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years Jozef Szkoda. Born in Budki Nieznanowskie Poland on April 1, 1924, daughter of the late Mikolaj and Jozefa (Boczarska) Kinach, she was raised in Poland but as a young woman was drawn into WWII...
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Agnes Marie Brewer

August 2, 1941 - June 7, 2018

Agnes Marie (Keane) Brewer, 76, beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Joseph Brewer, of Ellington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 7, 2018 after a brief illness. She was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on August 2, 1941, and was daughter to the late Denis F, and Sally (Murphy) Keane. She met the love of her life Bill while working...
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Eugene Robert Stursberg

April 16, 1939 - June 7, 2018

Eugene ‘Gene’ Robert Stursberg, 79, went to be home with his Lord and Savior on June 7th, 2018. He is survived by his wife Linnea (Soderberg) Stursberg, with whom he recently celebrated 57 years of marriage. He was born April 16, 1939 in Bronx, NY, the son of the late Eugene and Viola (Gaskell) Stursberg. He remained an avid New York Yankees fan even after...
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Sharon M. Keegan

September 17, 1958 - June 7, 2018

Sharon Margaret (Smichenko) Keegan, 59, beloved wife of Kevin Charles Keegan, passed away peacefully at home in Manchester, CT on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Sharon was born in Hartford to Ruth (O’Connell) Smichenko of Vernon and the late Peter Smichenko on September 17, 1958. Sharon graduated from East Catholic High School and Saint Joseph College in West Hartford&...
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Eboney Shantial Hunter

April 17, 1996 - June 6, 2018

Eboney Hunter, 22, gained her wings on June 6, 2018. She was born April 17, 1996 daughter of Michaele and Andra Hunter. In addition to her parents she also leaves a brother, Andra Hunter, Jr. and a sister, Tyesha Hunter. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 13, at 11 a.m. at Anointed Tabernacle of Jesus Christ, 24 Leggett St., East...
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Lamar J. Stanford

July 25, 1979 - June 6, 2018

Lamar Stanford, 38 of Windsor, CT passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Lamar was born in Hartford, CT on July 25, 1979 to Olive and Matthew Stanford of Jamaica, West Indies. Lamar was raised in Bloomfield, CT where as a child he played soccer and football, he was also involved in competitive swimming. After graduating from Bloomfield High School in 1997&...
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Ann Barbara Crocker

September 16, 1930 - June 6, 2018

Ann Barbara Crocker, 87, of Broad Brook, beloved wife of the late Ralph Crocker, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Manchester to the late Fred and Helen (Marr) Brousseau, she was raised in Manchester and lived in Maine and Florida before settling in Broad Brook over four years ago to be close to her family. Barbara worked...
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Dorothy Kaplan McCarty

December 20, 1930 - June 6, 2018

Dorothy Kaplan McCarty, a lifelong resident of Suffield, died June 6, 2018. She was born December 20, 1930 in Springfield, MA, to the late Mary Baron Kaplan and Walter K. Kaplan. Before graduating from Suffield High School in 1948, Dorothy worked at the Suffield Pharmacy and at Suffield Town Hall. After her graduation from Bay Path Junior College in 1950, Dorothy...
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Joy Ruth Turner

July 23, 1929 - June 5, 2018

Joy Ruth Turner, 88, of East Granby, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Born in Boyd, MT on July 23, 1929, daughter of the late James Earl and Stella May (Goss) Starner. She was raised in Montana, went to college in Colorado and lived in Avon before moving to East Granby in 1961. Joy graduated from the University of Denver with a bachelor&rsquo...
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Janet Barrow

November 10, 1943 - June 5, 2018

Janet (Warburton) Barrow, 74, of Ellington, loving wife of 55 years to the late George Lee Barrow, (who passed away while visiting Janet in the hospital in March 2018), passed away at home on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She fought as long as she could, but after George passed, she gave up the fight and now joined the...
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Joan A. Smith

August 4, 1922 - June 5, 2018

Joan A. (Griffiths) Smith, 95, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Reuben Smith, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Westside Care Center in Manchester. Joan was born in Hemsworth, England on August 4, 1922, daughter of the late Joseph and Janet Morris Griffiths. She immigrated with her family to Canada in 1957, where she spent five...
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Joseph P. Hesse, Jr.

March 21, 1924 - June 4, 2018

Joseph P. Hesse, Jr. 94, of Windsor, passed away on June 4, 2018. Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Joseph P. Hesse and Marie C. (Mueller) Hesse. Joe enlisted and served with the United States Army as an Engineering Aide in WWII. Following the war, he worked in Military Intelligence in Japan, and earned his Bachelor’s...
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Gail Giblo

December 24, 1956 - June 4, 2018

Gail (Miarecki) Giblo, 61, of Douglas, Massachusetts and formerly of Ellington, Connecticut, loving wife of 37 years to Joseph Giblo, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Monday, June 4, 2018. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Edwin and Nellie (Dombek) Miarecki she grew up and lived in Ellington before moving to Douglas, MA in 1984....
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Larry F. Skilton

March 11, 1940 - June 4, 2018

Larry Fletcher Skilton, 78, of South Windsor passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018, at Woodlake in Tolland. Born in Torrington on March 11, 1940, he was the beloved son of the late Robert and Barbara (Palmer) Skilton and the husband of Linda (Regini) Skilton. Raised in Morris, he graduated from Wamogo High School and attended UCONN. He was honorably discharged from 4...
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Mary L. Grant

June 23, 1934 - June 3, 2018

GRANT. Mary L. Grant, 83, of Hartford, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born June 23, 1934 in Jacksonville, FL daughter of the late Eddie Lee and Willie Mae (Burns) Morrinson. She lived in Hartford most of her life. She is survived by two sons, Cyril Grant, Jr (Tammie) of Bloomfield, Herbert Grant (Reija) of Rocky...
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Rudolph Salmon

January 10, 1927 - June 3, 2018

Rudolph Salmon, 91, of Hartford, beloved husband of Classie Salmon, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Born in Manchester, Jamaica, W.I. on January 10, 1927, he was the son of the late Gibson and Pauline (Williams) Salmon. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers and one sister. Rudy&...
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Lois P. Chapman

October 21, 1921 - June 3, 2018

Lois P. Chapman peacefully left this earth on June 3, 2018 after 96 years. Mom was born on October 21, 1921 in Willimantic, CT to Charles and Lillian Peterson. She married her beloved husband, Waldo, “Jack” Chapman, on April 12, 1947, and they moved to Windsor in May,1951 to raise their family. Mom stayed at home to raise her family, though...
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John P. Conforto

November 26, 1930 - June 3, 2018

John Paul Conforto, 87, of Windsor, beloved husband for 58 years of Marjorie A. (Welch) Conforto, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on November 26, 1930, son of the late Corrado and Pauline (Lombardo) Conforto, he was raised in Hartford and had lived in Windsor since 1961. John served in the US Army during the...
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Phyllis VanDuzer Burger

August 30, 1923 - June 3, 2018

Phyllis (Van Duzer) Burger, 94, of Simsbury, beloved wife of the late James T. Burger, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at her home. Born in Auburn, NY, daughter of the late Howard and Persis (Peacock) Van Duzer, she was raised there and received her BA from the College of Wooster. She began her lifelong commitment to education...
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Maria Carlota Pereira

November 1, 1954 - June 2, 2018

PEREIRA. Maria Carlota Pereira, 63, of Windsor, beloved wife of Alfredo R. Pereira passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Hartford Hospital. Born November 1, 1954 in Freixedas, Portugal, daughter of the late Antonio Dos Santos Lourenco and Anunciacao (Barroca) Lourenco, she grew up in Portugal before moving to the United States where she lived in Hartford...
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Beverly Ann Hawkes

November 3, 1944 - June 1, 2018

Beverly Ann (Kent) Hawkes, 73, of Bolton, beloved wife of Clifford L. Hawkes Jr., died peacefully on Friday, June 1, 2018, at St. Joseph Living Center in Windham, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 3, 1944 in South Weymouth, MA, daughter of the late Harold and Eleanor (Colburn) Kent. Beverly...
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Mary Cowles

January 30, 1928 - June 1, 2018

Mary (Bowman) Cowles, 90, of Manchester, beloved wife of Truman D. Cowles died peacefully on Friday, June 1, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital. She was born on January 30, 1928 in Hartford, daughter of the late Joseph and Bridget (Foley) Bowman. Mary grew up in Hartford and graduated from Bulkeley High School with the Class of 1945. She went on to obtain a bachelor&rsquo...
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Joan Payer

April 17, 1935 - May 30, 2018

Joan (Dobbins) Payer, 83, of Berlin, beloved wife of Wilfred R. Payer died peacefully on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Manchester Manor. She was born on April 17, 1935 in Lawrence, MA, daughter of the late John and Leda Dobbins. Joan grew up in East Hartford and graduate from East Hartford High School. She worked for CT Mutual Life Insurance Co. for over 27 years...
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Florence E. Coston

March 20, 1921 - May 30, 2018

Florence Williams Coston, 97 transitioned home on May 30, 2018, at MidState Hospital in Meriden, Connecticut. She was born in the tight-knit community of Wacissa, Florida March 20, 1921, to the late Frank and Idella Williams. Florence was a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church for over 70 years. Florence is survived by her daughter, Carole Bobb of Meriden,...
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Nyger D. Francois

October 24, 1974 - May 28, 2018

Nyger D. Francois, 43, of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully on Monday, May 28th, 2018, with his mother, fiancée, two sons and brother surrounding him at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Nyger, known by family as Ny-Ny and by many others as Nyg, was born on October 24, 1974 at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT to Veronica (Wilson)...
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Thomas Gregg Hull

January 8, 1935 - May 28, 2018

Thomas Gregg Hull, 83, was called home suddenly to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday May 28, 2018. He was recently predeceased in February by his beloved wife of 56 years, Marilyn. He was born in Providence, RI, on January 8, 1935, the son of the late Marjorie Louise (Gregg) and Isaac Church Hull. Raised in Scituate, RI, Tom moved to...
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Earle Francis Armstrong

December 12, 1927 - May 27, 2018

Earle Francis Armstrong Sr., 90, of South Windsor beloved husband of Dorothy (Schwager) Armstrong died peacefully on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 12, 1927 in the Buckland section of Manchester, son of the late David and Myrtle (Weeder) Armstrong. He grew up in Buckland and went on to serve our country during WWII...
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Eloise Holloway

June 26, 1937 - May 26, 2018

Eloise Holloway,80, of Manchester, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018. Born in Cusper, GA, daughter of the late Dave and Zilla Holloway, she was raised in GA and lived in Hartford many years moving to Manchester in 2012. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Hartford. She leaves her children James Lattimore and Dorothy Holloway both of Manchester,...
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Robert Watkin Williams

June 12, 1946 - May 26, 2018

Robert Watkin Williams of Granby passed away on May 26, 2018, at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was 71 years old. Bob was born in New York City on June 12, 1946 and grew up in Red Bank, New Jersey. He graduated from the Hill School in Pottstown, PA, received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University, and earned an MBA from the University...
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Howard R. Stewart

January 4, 1930 - May 26, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved dad, Howard R. Stewart, 88, of Simsbury, CT on May 26, 2018. Howard passed away very peacefully and gently with his loving family by his side. Howard was pre-deceased in death by his life-time friend and wife of 58 years, Edna J. Stewart. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Beth Stewart of...
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Paul Francis Gramuglia

December 4, 2009 - May 26, 2018

If the words on this page could be shot through with light, or at least scroll gilded in illuminated manuscript, it would feel much more fitting for what it must say. For the child who left this world on Saturday May 26, 2018 was as much light as flesh. After a grace-filled eight and a half years on this earth, Paul Francis Gramuglia left his family, his friends, and his...
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Alice Buck Betts

July 31, 1932 - May 25, 2018

Alice (Buck) Betts, 85, of Avon, beloved wife of the late Morgan Hayes Betts, passed way Friday, May 25, 2018. Born in New Richmond, OH, daughter of the late George and Rose (Masters) Buck, she was raised there and lived in Cincinnati, OH before moving to Avon 51 years ago. She was a former member of the Avon Women’s Club and had been employed by...
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Edith D. Wilhelm

May 26, 1925 - May 25, 2018

Edith D. Wilhelm, 92, of Granby, beloved wife for 57 years of the late Frederick Oscar Wilhelm, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 25, 2018, surrounded by her family at her home. Born in Essen, Germany on May 26, 1925, daughter of the late William and Margarete (Herz) Aschaffenburg, Edith and her family immigrated to New York City in 1938 and...
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Bruce Alan Blowers

October 19, 1951 - May 24, 2018

Bruce Alan Blowers, 66, of Granby, beloved father of Jennifer Marie Blowers, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at his home. Born in Hartford on October 19, 1951, son of the late Kenneth Charles and Marie Emma (Yaw) Blowers, he was raised in Granby and was a graduate of Granby Memorial High School, Class of 1969. After high school,...
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Lydia Elizabeth Tirillo

December 16, 1973 - May 23, 2018

Lydia Elizabeth Tirillo, 44, of West Suffield, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Hartford. Born in West Palm Beach, FL on December 16, 1973, daughter of Mario Tirillo and Irene (LeGeyt) Tirillo, she was raised in Granby and Barkhamsted and attended Granby Public Schools and Northwestern Regional High School in Winsted. Lydia worked in dental sales...
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Marieannette M. Myott

May 11, 1937 - May 23, 2018

Marieannette (Bergeron) M. Myott, 81, of Rockville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Rockville General Hospital. She was born on May 11, 1937 in Quebec, Canada, daughter of the late Alde and Georgianna Desrosiers Bergeron. Marie moved to Richford, Vermont as a young girl with her family. She was married to the love of her life,...
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Edward Everette Mitchell

March 16, 1940 - May 22, 2018

Edward Everette Mitchell passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with heart disease. He was born on March 16, 1940 in Abbeville AL to the late Robert and Julia Culver. Edward was a man of tremendous faith. He received early Christian education and was baptized at Bethlehem Baptist Church to later join Hopewell Baptist Church where he served in a number of ministries,...
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Catherine Wakefield

April 14, 2016 - May 22, 2018

Catherine D. “Kay” Wakefield, 103, wife for 53 years to the late Cyrus W “Jack” Wakefield, passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Kay was born in Newbury, VT, daughter of the late Frank and Christina (McEwan) Durant. Growing up on a farm in Vermont, she learned to work hard, and she carried this work...
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Courtney James Kelly

February 23, 1983 - May 21, 2018

Courtney James Kelly, 35 of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 21, 2018 at St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Courtney was born, an identical twin, on February 23, 1983, in Hartford, CT to Lisa F. Kelly-Vinters and Michael J. Murray. Born prematurely at 26 weeks, Courtney weighed 1 lb 8 ozs and remained hospitalized...
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Lois Antoinette Messenger

August 4, 1924 - May 21, 2018

Lois Antoinette (Buckland) Messenger, 93, of Granby, beloved wife for 59 years of the late Wilbur Arthur Messenger, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 21, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Windham on August 4, 1924, daughter of the late George H. and Cornelia (Eddy) Buckland, she had in Granby since 1940 and was a graduate of Simsbury High School&...
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Donald J. Belliveau

June 9, 1938 - May 21, 2018

Donald J. Belliveau, 79, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of the late Sandra (Donaluk) Belliveau, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 21, 2018 at his home. Born in Church Point, Nova Scotia, Canada to the late Anselme and Dora (Melanson) Belliveau, he lived most of his life in Bloomfield. Donald was a detective with the Bloomfield Police Dept for over 26 years...
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Ida A. McKenney

June 16, 1936 - May 21, 2018

Ida A. McKenney, 81, of West Hartford, beloved wife of Walter McKenney, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 21, 2018 at St. Mary’s Home in West Hartford. Born in Courtland, VA to the late John Roy and Freddie Anna (Darden) Turner, she has been a resident of West Hartford for over 46 years and was a member of St. Monica’s Episcopal Church in Hartford....
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Dorothy Lee Mann

December 13, 1931 - May 21, 2018

Dorothy Lee “Dot” Mann, 86, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Lovely James Mann Sr., passed away peacefully on Monday, May 21, 2018. Born in Pamplico, SC to the late William and Icelean Guiles, she has been a Hartford resident most of her life. A generous, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, she will...
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Robert John Lynes

September 4, 1934 - May 21, 2018


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Ozia Oliver, Jr.

March 1, 1944 - May 21, 2018

Ozia “Butch” Oliver, Jr., 74, of Bloomfield, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018. He was the son of the late Ozie and Maudie (Chukes) Oliver and was born and raised in Quincy, FL. After relocating to CT, Ozia graduated from Hartford Public HS and entered the US Air Force where he served as MSGT for 18 years during the Vietnam War and received the Bronze...
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James E. Williamson

July 3, 1935 - May 21, 2018

WILLIAMSON. James “Jim” E. Williamson, 82, of Suffield, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018. He was born July 3, 1935 in Avoka, PA to the late James J. and Phyllis (Murray) Williamson. Jim graduated from Cornell University and received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Ohio State University. He taught at Elms College in Chicopee, MA. Prior to him...
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Nancy Benson

July 27, 1942 - May 21, 2018

Nancy (Hutchins) Benson, 75, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Robert Benson, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Hartford Hospital. Nancy was born on July 27, 1942 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Erwin A. and Edith (Miller) Hutchins. Nancy grew up in East Hartford and was a graduate of East Hartford High School with the Class of 1960. She was...
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Shirley Christensen Rasemus

May 19, 2018

Shirley Christensen Rasemus, 76, was unexpectedly taken from us on 5/19/18 as she was returning to Connecticut from her home in Florida. Shirley was born and raised in Windsor, CT on North Meadow Farms. Shirley worked for SNET as an operator right out of high school and worked her way through the ranks as a supervisor and instructor. She retired to help care for her elderly father....
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Nancy Usifer

January 19, 1930 - May 19, 2018

Nancy (Spelsberg) Usifer, 88, of Somers, CT, died peacefully on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Fox Hill Center in Vernon, surrounded by her family. Nancy was born on January 19, 1930 to the late Albert and Rose (Fiedler) Spelsberg, in Clarksburg, West Virginia. She grew up in Clarksburg and was a graduate of Washington Irving High School. Nancy went on to...
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Ethel L. Harrison

June 22, 1938 - May 19, 2018

Ethel L. McLain Harrison, age 79, beloved wife of the late William J. Harrison Sr. passed away peacefully May 19, 2018 after a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer. Ethel was born on June 22, 1938 in Hartford, the daughter of late Albert G. and Dorothy L. Colvin McLain. Her mother passed away when Ethel was only 7 months old. She and her father then lived with his...
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Joan M. Bergdahl

January 18, 1983 - May 19, 2018

Joan M. “Joanie” Bergdahl,35, of West Suffield, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018, after losing her longtime battle with addiction. Born in Hartford, the daughter of Patricia Bergdahl, she grew up in Simsbury and Granby, graduating from St Mary’s in 1997 and Granby HS in 2001. Joanie worked for several years at Granby Pizza, but...
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John Harold Fidler

January 22, 1934 - May 19, 2018

John Harold Fidler, 84, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Nellie Margaret (Ryan) Fidler died peacefully on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by his family. John was born in Lynn, MA, on January 22, 1934, the son of the late Catherine (Wolczik) Fidler and Harold Stanley Fidler. He grew up in Lynn, Ma and was a graduate of...
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Martha G. Clark

June 8, 1928 - May 19, 2018

CLARK. Martha G. Clark, 89, of Suffield, beloved wife of John “Jack” F. Clark passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 at her home with her husband at her side. Born June 8, 1928 in Westboro, MA, daughter of the late Harold W. Green. Martha had lived in Suffield for the past 56 years, and she retired from Hamilton Standard. Besides Jack, her husband...
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Juanita Thomas

October 6, 1930 - May 18, 2018

Juanita Thomas, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 18, 2018 at home. Juanita was born in Hendersonville, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Obie and Della (Mills) Hill and has resided in Hartford for the past 65 years. She worked and retired from the Institute of Living. Juanita was an active member of The First Cathedral, The Northend Senior Center, The...
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Michael P. Frank

May 3, 1960 - May 18, 2018

Michael P. Frank, 58, of East Hartland, passed away at home surrounded by his wife and children Friday, May 18, 2018. He passed peacefully after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born on May 3, 1960 in Hartford, he was the son of the late Marilyn (Necker) Frank and Joseph C. Frank. Michael grew up in Granby, Windsor and Suffield, began...
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Maurice J. Henton

July 9, 1954 - May 18, 2018

On May 18,2018, Maurice John Henton, 63, of Manchester, CT, departed this life peacefully at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT, to his eternal rest. He leaves behind his lovely wife Amy J. Pope of Manchester, CT; his beloved mother June Gertrude Henton of Glastonbury, CT; his godmother and aunt, Audrey I. Hawkins of West Suffield, CT; his uncle&...
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Marie Louise Durand

October 21, 1921 - May 18, 2018

Marie Louise (Lalanne) Durand, 96, of West Hartford, beloved wife of the late Alfred G. “George” Durand, passed away, Friday, May 18, 2018. Born in Shelbourne, VT, she was raised in Hartford and lived in West Hartford since 1954. Marie had been employed by the former Arrow Hart and Haggeman Co before her retirement. She was an accomplished artist&...
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Lorraine M. Hendricks

May 7, 1937 - May 17, 2018

Lorraine M. Hendricks, 81, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Julius Hendricks, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital. She was born on May 7, 1937, in Hartford, CT; daughter of the late Louis Pollard and Verlara (Brown) McCaints. Lorraine was raised in Hartford and spent most of her life there before moving to...
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David Balon

April 30, 1935 - May 17, 2018

David “Beebs” Balon, 83, of Vernon, loving husband of 64 years to Ruth (Gonder) Balon, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Born in Manchester, the son of the late Benjamin and Catherine (Schnoubl) Balon, he grew up and lived in Manchester before moving to Vernon sixty years ago. He was a graduate of Manchester High School,...
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Sylvia M. Smith

January 20, 1927 - May 16, 2018

Sylvia Margaret (Barnett) Smith, 91 of South Windsor, beloved wife of 50 years to the late E. Michael Smith passed away peacefully on May 16, 2018 at Brookdale of South Windsor, after a courageous five year battle with Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's. Born in London, England, Sylvia was the daughter of the late Joseph and Isobel (Simmonds) Barnett. Sylvia was a World...
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Patrick C. Carney

June 18, 1971 - May 16, 2018

Patrick C. Carney, 46, of Tolland, beloved companion of Barbara Bernhart, and father of Tristan P. Carney, and Shaylin G. Carney, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by his family. Patrick was born on June 18, 1971 in Rockville, the son of Francis P. and Dorothy M. (Gregonis) Carney. Pat grew up in Ellington and...
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Claudette D. Thibodeau

November 18, 1928 - May 16, 2018

Claudette D. Thibodeau, 89, of Van Buren, Maine, and more recently of Granby, CT, died peacefully on May 16, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Claudette was born in Lyon, France, the daughter of the late Joseph and Antonia (Thery) Dufourt. She was raised in France and came to the United States in 1948. She was a very proud...
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Dawn Dawson

March 14, 1924 - May 15, 2018

Dawn M. Dawson, 94, of Farmington, died peacefully on May 15, 2018 at Amberwoods of Farmington. Dawn was born and raised in Manchester and graduated from Manchester High School before joining the Navy during WWII. She helped start the Connecticut Chapter of the Navy Waves and served as its President for three years. She worked for the State of Connecticut for twenty years and...
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Catherine McDonald

September 7, 1932 - May 15, 2018

Catherine “Kay” McGee McDonald, 85, wife of the late William F. McDonald passed peacefully in her sleep early Tuesday morning, May 15, 2018 at her home in West Yarmouth, MA. She was born on September 7, 1932 to Robert McGee and Elizabeth (Keough) McGee of Pawtucket, RI. She was the sister of the late Barbara Turgeon of South Attleboro, MA She attended...
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Ruthann S. Boynton

July 4, 1940 - May 15, 2018

BOYNTON. Ruthann S. Boynton, 77, of East Windsor, beloved wife of Raymond C. Boynton passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born July 4, 1940 in Hartford, daughter of the late Andrew and Dorothy (Shellington) Smith, Ruthann lived in East Windsor all her life. Ruthann, a graduate of Bay Path Junior College, was involved...
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Lauriston Alexander Elliott

April 18, 1956 - May 14, 2018

Lauriston Alexander Elliott, 62 of Hartford, Ct. passed away peacefully on Monday, May 14, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital. Lauriston was born in Kingston, Jamaica, WI and has been living here for many years. He was an amazing wood worker and a member of Family Worship Center in Hartford, CT. He leaves to cherish his memories his four children; Stennett Elliott,...
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Kelorah Davis

March 17, 1926 - May 14, 2018

Kelorah Davis, 92, of Bronx, NY, died on Monday, May 14, 2018, at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. She was born in St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies on March 17, 1926. Kelorah was the daughter of the late Albert and Naomi Wright of Jamaica. She attended Preston & Free Hill School in Jamaica as well as Saint Andrew Technical High School. She...
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Joseph G. Ferolano

December 20, 1947 - May 14, 2018

Joseph G. Ferolano, 70, of Granby, beloved husband of Marie (DelSanto) Ferolano, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 14, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Joseph V. and Bridget (DiGiacomo) Ferolano, he served his country proudly with the US Army as an MP during the Vietnam War. Joseph was raised in New York where he attended St. Mary’s Seminary and...
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Marylynn Catherine Hobbs

July 15, 1952 - May 12, 2018

Marylynn Catherine (Gereg) Hobbs, 65, of Hamden, beloved wife of Robert V. Hobbs, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Hamden after a long illness. She fought hard for over eight years and that fight is a testament to her strength, faith, and character. She was likely the kindest person you would ever meet. Marylynn was born in Rochester, NY, the...
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Tyron Cherez George

May 25, 2000 - May 11, 2018

Tyron Cherez George, 17, of Hartford, beloved son of Ronda Heard and Tylon C. George, Sr., passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford on May 25, 2000, Tyron attended Hartford Public Schools and was a lifelong resident of Hartford. In his spare time, Tyron enjoyed singing, dancing, and playing basketball with his...
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Mary Therese Gavarrino

October 11, 1931 - May 11, 2018

Mary Therese (Masoian) Gavarrino, 86, of Vernon, loving wife of 62 years to Peter V. Gavarrino, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Rockville General Hospital. Born in New York, New York, the daughter of the late Dickran and Rose (Papazian) Masoian, she grew up and lived in Corona, Queens, New York, Ridgefield, and Manchester,...
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Essie B. Grace

May 19, 1918 - May 10, 2018

Essie B. Grace, 89, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Eutaw, AL on September 20, 1928, daughter of the late Charlie and Gertrude (Thomas) Dunn, she was raised in Eutaw, AL before moving to Hartford to be closer to her family. After graduating from Hartford Public High School, Essie took...
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Mariam Subbu

August 18, 1935 - May 10, 2018

Mariam Subbu, 82, of Avon, CT, passed away peacefully in the arms of her son Raj Subbu and daughter-in-law Roopa Subbu on May 10, 2018 after a brief illness. She was smart, determined, courageous, of a very strong character, and decades ahead of her time breaking several social and cultural norms. Born in the small town of Punalur in picturesque Kerala,...
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Agnes Jani-Acsadi

November 27, 1956 - May 9, 2018

Dr. Agnes Jani-Acsadi, née Jáni, 61, of Avon, wife of Dr. Gyula Acsadi, passed away Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 in Boston, MA. She fought with resilience, bravery and a bright smile throughout her illness. Born November 27, 1956, in Pécs, Hungary, to Dr. Márta Gáspár and Dr. Lajos Jáni, both...
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Khionna K. Davis Karlzen

October 15, 1954 - May 9, 2018

Khionna “Kelly” Davis Karlzen, 63 of Windsor, CT passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 9, 2018 at Hartford Hospital after a very long battle with Cancer. “Kelly” was born on October 15, 1954 in Hartford, CT to the late Samuel Davis Sr. and Julia-Mae Abrom-Davis. For the past eighteen years, she resided in the State of Iowa where she was a...
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Patricia R. Silva

August 10, 1949 - May 9, 2018

Patricia Silva, 68, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Hartford to Albert Raffino and Frances (Ragazzi) Raffino. She later met and married Wayne A. Silva and unto this union two children were born Wayne Jr. and Kristine. Patricia was the president of Sil/Carr Corporation and was a member of St. Gabriel Church. She had many...
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Charles F. Griggs

April 3, 1937 - May 9, 2018

Charles F. Griggs, 81, of Canton, beloved husband of Joan N. (Quirion) Griggs passed away on May 9, 2018. Born in New York City, the son of the late William Hughes and Eva Griggs. Charles spent most of his working career in various aspects of manufacturing and, prior to his retirement, worked at Kuhn Employment Opportunities in Meriden, Connecticut. He was a jack...
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James E. Kristof

May 7, 1944 - May 9, 2018

James E. Kristof, 74 of East Hartford passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Jim served in the US Army in Vietnam and was honorably discharged after being wounded in combat in 1968. He was a member the VFW, American Legion as well as the Rocky Hill Vet Center. At Christmas time you’d find him as their resident Santa because truly with a beard like his who else could...
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Audrey LaVina Bliss

August 21, 1931 - May 8, 2018

Audrey LaVina (Kloter) Bliss, 86, of Tolland, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Born in Ellington, the daughter of the late John and Marie (Hilgenstein) Kloter, she grew up and lived in Ellington before moving to Tolland over sixty years ago. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt. Audrey was a beautiful, kind...
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Maybell Evans

October 2, 1942 - May 8, 2018

Maybell Evans, 75 of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 08,2018 at her home. She was born in Plains, Georgia to Arthur and Carrie Bell (Woods) Evans. Maybell was a CNA at Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted children, Valerie Evans, Donna Evans (Vaugh), George Evans, Colleen...
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Frances Raffino

August 1, 1921 - May 8, 2018

RAFFINO. Frances (Ragazzi) Raffino, 96, of Windsor, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Kimberly Hall North, Windsor. Born August 1, 1921 in Hartford, daughter of the late Amedio and Marie (Langello) Ragazzi. Before retiring Frances was a waitress at A.C. Peterson’s. Frances was always willing to help others, she was loved by all her regulars at AC...
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Irma E. Serville

November 2, 1944 - May 8, 2018

Irma “Joyce” E. (Haynes) Serville, beloved wife of Norton Agapete Serville, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018, peacefully surrounded by the love of her family. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad on November 2, 1944, Irma was the second child of four born to the late Carl Francis and Euphemia Lezama Haynes. Raised in Trinidad, she graduated from...
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Jolyon Simeon Tucker, M.D.

March 10, 1925 - May 8, 2018

Dr. Jolyon Simeon Tucker passed away on May 8, 2018 after a brief illness. Dr. Tucker was an eminent neurologist in the Hartford area since 1959. After serving in the U.S. Army and as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, he moved to West Hartford and entered private practice. He continued to practice neurology until his retirement in 2005. He was a clinical instructor of neurology both...
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Annie Louise Smith

October 23, 1925 - May 7, 2018

Annie Louise Smith, 92, of Bloomfield, beloved wife for 48 years of the late General B. Smith, Sr., passed away peacefully on Monday, May 7, 2018, in Bloomfield. Born in Gray, GA on October 23, 1925, daughter of the late Willie Bland Thurman and Emma (Grier) Thurman, she was raised in Gray, Georgia, attended schools in Jones County, GA&...
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Kevin Robert Bouchard

October 1, 1987 - May 7, 2018

Kevin Robert Bouchard, 30, of East Granby and formerly of Enfield, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 7, 2018, at his home. Born in Manchester on October 1, 1987, son of Walter R. and Debbie (Lynes) Bouchard, he was raised in Enfield, attended Enfield Public Schools, and was a graduate of Enfield High School, Class of 2006. Kevin enjoyed...
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June P. Tucker

June 4, 1926 - May 6, 2018

TUCKER. June P. Tucker, 91, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late Arthur L. Tucker who passed in January, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Hartford Hospital and rejoined him in their eternal home. June was born June 4, 1926 in Waterbury, daughter of the late Harold and Alice (Gerow) Wilcox. June served with the US Air Force as a nurse and after serving her...
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Robert R. Richard

May 13, 1947 - May 6, 2018

Robert R. Richard, 70, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Sandra (Yeager) Richard, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Hartford Hospital. He was born May 13, 1947, in Lewiston, ME. Robert spent most of his life in East Hartford before moving to South Windsor two years ago. He was a graduate of Penney High School Class of 1965 and received...
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Gloria E. Dos Santos

March 21, 1937 - May 6, 2018

Gloria E.(Negron) Dos Santos, 81, of Vernon, beloved wife of 38 years to Manuel C. Dos Santos, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Ulises and Maria (Natal) Negron, she has lived in Vernon for 38 years. Prior to her retirement in 2001, Gloria was a school teacher for Hartford...
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Leona B. Moskewich

August 22, 1918 - May 5, 2018

MOSKEWICH. Leona (Seam) Moskewich, 99, of Enfield, formerly of Windsor and Lantana, FL, beloved wife of the late Michael Moskewich passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Poquonock, CT August 22, 1918 daughter of the late Alfred and Mena (Greenwood) Seam. After her career she and her husband retired to Florida...
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Beverly Mae Plasse

May 6, 1931 - May 3, 2018

Beverly Mae Plasse, 86, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Joseph Emile Norman Plasse, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Manchester. Born in Hartford on May 6, 1931, daughter of the late George and Ruth (Perrin) Gould, she was raised in Windsor and was a graduate of John Fitch High School, Class of 1949. After high school,...
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Steven R. Thomas

August 21, 1952 - May 3, 2018

Steven R. Thomas, 65, of East Hartford, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Hartford Hospital. He was born August 21, 1952, in Hartford, CT; son of the late Merrill and Ruth (Vines) Thomas. Steven grew up in South Windsor and was a graduate of South Windsor High School Class of 1970. He spent several years in Coventry before moving to East Hartford where...
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Rita L. Hart

November 12, 1940 - May 3, 2018

Rita L. (Raymond) Hart, 77, of Vernon, beloved wife of John P. Hart, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Kimberly Hall surrounded by her family. She was born November 12, 1940, in Goffstown, NH; daughter of the late Joseph and Annette (Lappas) Raymond. Rita moved to Hartford when she was nine years old and spent most of her adult life in East Hartford...
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Peyton Hoge Mead, M.D.

September 7, 1927 - May 3, 2018

Peyton Hoge Mead, M.D. of Farmington, CT died May 3, 2018 at Caleb Hitchcock Health Center at Duncaster in Bloomfield, CT of complications from Alzheimer’s disease/vascular dementia. At his side during his final days were his wife of 25 years, Mimi, and his four children. Born in Hartford in 1927, Peyton was the son of the late Cary Hoge Mead and George Jackson...
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Dorothy J. Lewis

May 25, 1923 - May 2, 2018

Dorothy June Lewis, 94, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2018 at St. Mary Home in West Hartford where she was a resident. Born in Staunton, VA on May 25,1923, the daughter of the late William E. and Carmela W. (Cameron) Lewis, Dorothy was raised in Kenmore, NY and was a graduate of Kenmore High School. After retiring from a career in banking...
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Beverly F. Burke

November 22, 1935 - May 2, 2018

Beverly F. (Wright) Burke, 82, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late James F. Burke, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on November 22, 1935 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Lee and Marie (Celani) Wright. Beverly grew up in Hartford. She married the love of her life, James F. Burke on April 7&...
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Beverly F. Burke

November 22, 1935 - May 2, 2018

Beverly F. (Wright) Burke, 82, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late James F. Burke, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on November 22, 1935 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Lee and Marie (Celani) Wright. Beverly grew up in Hartford. She married the love of her life, James F. Burke on April 7&...
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Marilyn J. Ferguson

September 23, 1944 - May 2, 2018

Marilyn J. Ferguson, 73, of East Hartford, beloved wife of the late Sherwood G. Ferguson, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Hartford Hospital following a brief illness. She was born September 23, 1944, in Springfield, MA, daughter of the late Bernard and Florence (Page) LeBlanc. Marilyn grew up in East Longmeadow, MA, lived most of her...
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Enid Constantia Fisher

June 6, 1927 - May 1, 2018

Enid Constantia Fisher (nee Oliphant) (90) of Bloomfield, CT, passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of May 1, 2018 at her residence in Bloomfield. She was born on June 6, 1927 in Oriente, Cuba to Malcom and Rupertia Oliphant of Jamaica. She received her education at the Woodford Primary and Secondary school in Jamaica. In August 1955, she married the love...
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