Celebrity Obituaries

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Claire M, Miller

September 20, 1943 - October 10, 2021

Claire M. Miller, 78, of Bristol, CT passed away peacefully with her family by her side on October 10, 2021 at Bristol Hospital. Claire was born September 20, 1943 to the late Edward and Rosalind Miller. She attended Meriden schools and graduated from Platt High School in 1962. Claire worked as a CNA and a secretary at Bristol Hospital. She loved to play bingo and cards with her friends. She...
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Dante Nardini III

October 10, 1962 - October 10, 2021

Dante M. Nardini III, 59, of North Haven, passed away after a long illness on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Hamden Health. He was born October 10, 1962, in New Haven and was the son of the late Julia and Dante Nardini II. Dante (Danny and DJ as he was also known) spent his career as both a plumber and drafts person. Danny grew up in North Branford then moved to East Haven where he...
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Tommy R. DeGerlia

September 30, 1935 - September 22, 2021

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Tommy R. DeGerlia, 85, of Groton, on the morning of September 22, 2021, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Sharon (Seibert) DeGerlia. Born on September 30, 1935, to the late Robert and Frances (Champlin) DeGerlia. Originally from Hardin, IL, Tom made his way to NJ, settling with his family in Sicklerville. Upon...
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Richard E. Grifa

March 3, 1949 - September 12, 2021

Richard Grifa, 72, of Waterbury, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 12, 2021. He was the husband of Birdina (Treffrey) Grifa. Richard was wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather who loved his family. He had a great sense of humor, loved watching hockey, football and spending time with his grandson Desi. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. ...
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Gary S. Wood

August 10, 1952 - September 9, 2021

Gary S. Wood (Woody), 69, of West Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Cindy (Ross) Wood for 44 wonderful years. He was born on August 10, 1952, in Lewiston, ME, to the late Lillian (LaPointe) Wood. A 1971 graduate of Bulkeley High School, Woody was a captain of the football team and lettered on the track...
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James Michael Kirby

September 1, 1944 - September 9, 2021

James Michael Kirby, 77, of Westfield, MA, beloved husband for 57 years of Sharon (Milar) Kirby, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Baystate Medical Center. Born in Springfield, MA on September 1, 1944, son of the late William J. and Aline R. (Boutin) Kirby, he was a lifelong resident of Westfield, MA and a graduate of Westfield High School, Class of 1962. After high...
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Glenn Davis

May 2, 1946 - September 6, 2021

Glenn John Davis, 75, of East Hartford, CT (formerly of Glastonbury, CT) passed away on September 6, 2021 of a heart attack. Glenn was born on May 2, 1946 in Hartford, CT, the son of John Edward Davis and Marion Gladys Coste. He attended Glastonbury Public Schools and was a first clarinetist in the High School Band. He then attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he focused on the...
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Beverly Callahan

August 18, 1935 - August 31, 2021

Beverly Callahan, 86, of East Windsor, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Callahan Sr. She was born August 18, 1935 in Manchester, VT and was the daughter of the late Rita and Thomas Dunn. Beverly spent the majority of her career as a social worker for WIC - the special supplemental nutrition program for Woman,...
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Kenneth Oliver Maurer

July 15, 1928 - August 22, 2021

Kenneth Oliver Maurer, 93, of East Haven Connecticut, formerly of Oil City, PA, died peacefully in his sleep on August 22, 2021. He was born on July 15, 1928, in Pittsburgh, PA to Howard W. Maurer and Victoria Faulhaber Maurer. Ken moved to Oil City when he was a young boy following his father's transfer. He graduated in 1947 from Oil City Senior High School and enlisted in the Marine...
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Judith Jeanne Johnson

December 27, 1936 - August 19, 2021

Judith (Judy) Jeanne Johnson, 84, of Burlington, CT passed away peacefully Thursday, August 19, 2021 at home. She was affectionately known as "Mimi" by the many who loved her. Judy was born in Norwalk, CT on December 27, 1936, the daughter of the late Willis G. and Emma B. Johnson. She grew up in New Canaan, CT, a town that she absolutely loved. She graduated from New Canaan High School in...
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Colleen Joan McCarthy

April 23, 1955 - August 19, 2021

Colleen Joan McCarthy, 66, of New Haven, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was born April 23, 1955, in Stamford and was the daughter of Jean (King) McCarthy and the late Daniel McCarthy. Colleen graduated Southern Connecticut State College with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and had a love of nature, plants and animals,...
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Joseph Emil Gaudette

July 23, 1934 - August 18, 2021

Joseph E. Gaudette 87 of Amston, loving husband of Patricia (Dicara) for 65 years, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Born in Hartford, July 23, 1934, son of Joseph and Doria (St. Pierre) Gaudette. Joseph was a member of the U.S. Army and a member of Teamsters Local 559. He was also a communicant of St. Columba Church in Columbia. He enjoyed fishing with his brother, going...
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Johnny Ventira

October 9, 1945 - August 10, 2021

Johnny Ventura, 75, of Brooklyn, NY passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born on October 9th, 1945 to the late George and Maria "Mary" (Gonzalez) Ventura. Johnny was a musician and a Latin percussionist. He played the bango, and congas drums. He traveled around the U.S. playing at different events, he had a special love for music and was a great...
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John Hancock III

February 8, 1955 - August 7, 2021

John Hancock, III, 66, of Hampstead, NC and formerly of Wolcott and Thomaston, beloved husband for 47 years of Laura (Cianciolo) Hancock, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. Born in Waterbury on February 8, 1955, son of the late John Hancock, Jr. and Gloria (Duquette) Hancock, he was raised in Wolcott and was a graduate of...
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Norman Barstow

November 12, 1940 - July 31, 2021

Norman Barstow died unexpectedly July 31. He had suffered for several years with Frontal Temporal Dementia caused by the gene mutation that is also behind many cases of ALS, the awful disease that had previously devastated members of his family. Norm was born in New London on November 12, 1940 to Elsie Saunders and Charles Barstow and raised in Mystic, CT, the first of four children. He...
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Barry L. Newton II

April 3, 1960 - July 18, 2021

We mournfully announce that Barry L. Newton,II of Manchester, CT passed away unexpectedly on July 18, 2021. He is survived by his mother, Nancy Newton-Therrien and her husband, Bert Therrien of Vernon, his father, Barry Newton of Ellington, his brother, Gary Newton of Ellington, his sister, Cindi Francis and her husband, John Francis of Winterville, ME, his daughter, Cassie Britton and her...
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Joshua Dylan Trosper

August 21, 1992 - July 18, 2021

Joshua "Jay" Dylan Trosper, 28, of Canton, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at his home. Born in New London on August 21, 1992, son of Marissa Beaulieu of West Simsbury and Anthony Trosper of Lincoln, NE, he was raised in Connecticut, moved to Nebraska for short time as a teenager, and had lived in Canton for the last four years. After high school, Jay attended technical...
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Arsen Khachoyan

May 20, 1953 - July 5, 2021

Arsen Khachoyan of Rocky Hill died Monday, July 5, 2021 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Detroit and raised in South Boston and Hingham, MA, Arsen's family moved to the Hartford area during his senior year of high school where he began his lifelong career in retail management starting with his first job at Caldor. He is survived by his beloved wife, Roxanne Khachoyan; his cousins Zarouhi...
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Hiram Alfred Andrews

September 10, 1932 - June 23, 2021

Hiram Alfred Andrews, 88, "Al" of Stafford Springs CT passed away at Saint Francis Hospital on June 23, 2021. He was born on September 10,1932 in Meriden CT. He was the son of the late Hiram Audobon Andrews and Marion Pulley. He leaves his loving and devoted wife, G. Charlotte Andrews, of 54 years. In addition he leaves behind his son Martin Andrews, of Marlborough CT, daughter Marjorie Vesovski...
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Edward S. Tomovick

May 14, 1937 - June 17, 2021

Edward S. Tomovick, 84, of Dayville, died unexpectedly, however, peacefully, on June 17, 2021 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Daignault) Tomovick for 54 wonderful years. Born on May 14, 1937, in Norwich, he was son of the late Reba (MacGonegal) Tomovick Beck and the late Andrew S. Tomovick. Ed grew up in Norwich and Coventry, RI and...
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Christopher W. Ackerson, Jr.

June 14, 1981 - June 8, 2021

Christopher William Ackerson Jr., 39, of Windsor, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday June 8, 2021. He was born in Hartford on June 14, 1981 to Dawn (Usher) Ackerson and the late Christopher Ackerson. Christopher grew up in Windsor but spent part of his adult life living in Jacksonville, FL and most recently moved back to Windsor. He was an avid fisherman and loved being near any body of...
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Robert Bobby Sly Sylvester

May 15, 1950 - June 6, 2021

Robert Sylvester, (Bobby Sly) passed away June 6, 2021. Born May 15,1950. He served in the United States Army, then worked as a machinist. He is survived by his fiancé Diane O'Donnell and family. Services for Robert will be held on Friday, July, 23, 2021 at 11:00AM at Calvary Cemetery, 2324 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06705 Section 50 Lot K6.
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Viola Ann Fiorino

September 26, 1962 - June 4, 2021

Viola Ann Fiorino, 58, of Derby passed away peacefully on June 4, 2021, surrounded by her 3 loving children. Viola was born in Hartford, CT on September 26, 1962, to Michael and Marie (Rossi) Fiorino. In 1981, Viola graduated from the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford. She was a strong-willed, hard-working woman who was devoted to many things such as teaching sign language for many...
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Charles F. Evans, Jr.

April 7, 1927 - June 2, 2021

Charles F. Evans Jr., 94, of Glastonbury, died peacefully on June 2, 2021 at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Buffalo, NY on April 7, 1927, son of the late Charles Evans and Jeanette (Horton) Evans, and grew up in Elmira, NY. During World War II, during his last year of high school, Charles joined the Navy. After his service and discharge at the end of the war, he graduated from St. Lawrence...
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Peggy Yvonne Fortson

April 2, 1955 - May 28, 2021

Peggy Y. Fortson, beloved wife of Nicholas K. Fortson, and mother to Lauren, Christopher and Elaina passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at her home in Norwich on Friday, May 28, 2021. The Wake will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 12, 2021, Memorial Service will follow from noon to 1 p.m. at Greeneville Congregational Church, 143 Prospect Street, Norwich, with Reverend...
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Rudolph J. Lacilla

August 22, 1926 - May 26, 2021

Rudolph J. Lacilla, 94, of Watertown, formerly of Waterbury, beloved husband Anita (Iadarola) Lacilla died peacefully on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. Rudy was born in Waterbury, CT on August 22, 1926 son of the late Pasquale and Anna (Ficeto) Lacilla. He grew up in the Brooklyn section of Waterbury and later moved to the Town Plot section where he lived for many...
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John Anthony Gorecki

February 13, 1946 - April 29, 2021

John Anthony Gorecki age 75, beloved son of the late John and Stasia Gorecki passed away at his home on April 29, 2021. He is survived by his sisters Joan Akin, Linda Howard and his many nieces and nephews. He graduated Cum Laude with a BS degree from University of Massachusetts in 1969. John was a man with a quirky sense of humor and loved to engage in challenging conversations. Additionally,...
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Linda R. (Albrecht) Cafro

September 9, 1953 - April 28, 2021

Linda R. (Albrecht) Cafro, 67, of Storrs-Mansfield, CT, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at Hartford Hospital. Linda was born in Quebec, Canada on September 9, 1953. She became a US citizen on December 18, 1998, which remained a source of pride for her throughout her life. She was a graduate of George J. Penney High School, Class of 1971. After high school, she served three...
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William F. Abetz

March 26, 1935 - April 27, 2021

William F. Abetz, Sr., 86 of Tolland passed away peacefully on April 27, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born on March 26, 1935 son of the late William and Lillian (Mitchell) Abetz. Bill attended school in Newington and Hartford before graduating from East Hartford High School in 1953. He was employed as an estimator at G & R Valley in South Windsor before retiring in 2001. ...
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Kenneth R. Gregor

June 13, 1961 - April 26, 2021

Kenneth "Ken" Gregor, 59, of Newington, CT passed away peacefully after fighting a long illness on Monday, April 26,2021 surrounded by his loving children at Hartford Hospital. Ken was born in Pittsburgh, PA on June 13,1961 to the late Edward Gregor and Evelyn Connors of Wethersfield, CT. Ken is survived by his mother Evelyn Connors, three children, daughter Kelly (Gregor) Haines and son-in...
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Roberta Ann (Brown) Voisine

January 10, 1958 - April 24, 2021

Roberta Ann (Brown) Voisine, 63, of East Hartford, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021, surrounded by her loving family at her home. Born on January 10, 1958 in Hartford, she was the proud daughter of her predeceased parents, Robert George and Theresa (Toce) Brown. She is survived by her daughters, Angela Farrell and her husband Shaun of Rockland, MA, and Theresa Voisine of Plymouth, MA;...
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Jenna Michelle Seward

July 8, 2003 - April 18, 2021

Jenna Michelle Seward, 17, of Higganum, CT beloved daughter of Michael and Michelle and loving sister of Michael, Jr. and Madalyn, went from the arms of her parents into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Connecticut Children's Medical Center after suffering from a rapidly progressive auto immune disorder. Born in Middletown, CT on July 8, 2003, daughter of Michael...
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Roger Arnold Knowles

May 17, 1934 - April 17, 2021

Roger Arnold Knowles, 86 of Coventry died peacefully on April 17, 2021 at Windham Memorial Hospital. Roger was born in Oakland, Maine on May 17, 1934, son of the late James and Cora (Bickford) Knowles. He is the last of the 16 Knowles children to leave us. He is predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Sandra (Peterson). Living in Coventry, Ct, he was a member of the Teamsters as an auto mechanic...
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Philip A. Overbaugh

October 11, 1937 - April 12, 2021

Philip A. Overbaugh, 83, of Manchester, CT, beloved husband of Winifred Overbaugh died peacefully on Monday April 12, 2021 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Philip was born in Kingston, NY, on October 11, 1937 son of the late Clarence and Sara (Briethaupt) Overbaugh. He served our country with the U.S. Navy. Philip worked for many years as a pipefitter and plumber for the Local #21. He was a...
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David Alan Duffany, Jr.

September 11, 1978 - April 10, 2021

David Alan Duffany Jr., 42, passed away peacefully at the Hospital of Central Connecticut on Friday, April 10, 2021. He was born in Willimantic, CT on September 11, 1978, to David A Duffany Sr. and Mary Flaherty. He attended Windham public school and after high school he worked for the family business Apex Drywall. He took great pride in his work and was an exceptional drywall taper. Later on...
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Irene Gay

March 2, 1926 - April 5, 2021

Irene (Eartha) Farnum Gay, 95 of Tolland, CT, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 5th, 2021, surrounded by her family. Irene was born in Bow, New Hampshire, on March 2, 1926. As a child, she was an active 4-H'er. She received nurses training at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, New Hampshire during World War II and her first nursing position was at New London Hospital. She...
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Orlene Helena Haye

December 1, 1966 - April 1, 2021

Orlene Helena Haye, 54, of Windsor, loving wife of Kevin Williams died peacefully on Thursday April 1, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. Orlene was born in Jamaica on December 1, 1966 daughter of the late Cornelious and Delvenia (Anderson) Haye. Orlene grew up in Bunkers Hill, Trelawny and was a graduate of William Knibb Memorial High School. She went on to graduate from University of the...
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Bruce Bennett Smith

October 6, 1951 - March 22, 2021

Bruce Bennett Smith departed this life in the early hours of Monday, March 22, 2021. A loving husband, brother, father, and grandfather Bruce is survived and celebrated by his sister Sandy, his wife Deborah and his children Cathy, Jennifer, Richard, and Lynn and grandchildren Devon, Kenneth, Gabrielle, Evelyn, Vera, and Bennett. Born in Kentucky on October 6, 1951, Bruce was a traveler who made...
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Bruce M. Saulnier

April 14, 1947 - March 21, 2021

Bruce Melburn Saulnier, 73, of Cheshire, CT passed away on March 21, 2021 after a 14 month battle with cancer. Born in Houlton, Maine on April 14, 1947, Bruce was the only child of Joseph Saulnier who passed in 1987 and Barbara (Earle) Saulnier who passed in 2012. Bruce is survived by his wife Janice (1973) of Cheshire, CT; his son Kyle Saulnier (Brooke) of Bristol, VT; his daughter Melanie (Aki...
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Carl L. McManus

April 20, 1948 - March 18, 2021

Carl L. McManus, 72, of Windsor, passed away on March 18, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Born on April 20, 1948, he was raised with his three sisters in Springfield, MA by the late Philomena and James McManus. Carl had a passion for sport cards and memorabilia. He had a love for bowling, and achieved the ultimate 300 score. He loved the ocean and to travel. The most important thing to...
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Sherry Ann Lavertue

July 5, 1980 - March 11, 2021

Sherry Ann Lavertue ,40, of Waterbury, CT passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Sherry was born in Waterbury on July 5. 1980 to Gail (Lavertue) Lamadeleine. She graduated from Kennedy High School. Her passion was collecting unicorns. She leaves behind to cherish her memory; her mother Gail Lamadeliene and Step Father Jeff Lamadeleine of Texas. Her brother Brian...
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Dylan Alexander Dukette

March 21, 1994 - March 10, 2021

Dylan Alexander Dukette, of Salem, CT, slipped suddenly from this world on March 10, 2021, at the age of 26, 11 days before his 27th birthday. A quiet and gentle young man, Dylan will be dearly missed by his friends and family. Born on March 21, 1994, Dylan was a joy for his family. He was inquisitive by nature, always interested in superheroes and comic books, in video games and in action...
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Christy Rainone

June 7, 1937 - March 7, 2021

Christy Rainone, 83, passed away at Connecticut Hospice in Branford on March 7th. He was the son of the late Costanzo and Maria (Di Chiaro) Rainone. Chris was a graduate of New Canaan High School. He served in the Army National Guard from 1961 to 1965. Chris studied architectural drawing at Platt Technical School and engineering at Bridgeport University, during which time he worked at Gorn...
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Joyce P. Melillo

October 19, 1936 - March 2, 2021

Joyce P. Melillo, 84, of North Branford, passed away at home on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. She had been suffering from Alzheimer's for many years. Joyce enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. She loved sewing and made many memorable and long cherished items. She became adept at fashion design often altering whole patterns to ensure proper fit for her family. Among her many triumphs were men's dress...
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Raymond Joseph Sousa, Sr.

October 1, 1937 - February 28, 2021

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Raymond Joseph Sousa Sr., beloved husband of Minnie Catherine (Hickey) Sousa. He died unexpectedly in the ED of Hartford Hospital despite heroic efforts by all medical staff involved on February 28, 2021. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death. Raymond was born at home in Taftville, CT. on October 1, 1937 to the...
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Gladys Toledano

January 31, 1929 - February 26, 2021

Gladys M. Toledano, 92, passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital on Friday, February 26, 2021. She was the widow of Ulises J. Toledano, 85, who died at Hartford Hospital on February 12, 2017. Gladys and Ulises were predeceased by their daughter, Marica O. Toledano who died in April 2014. They are survived by their daughter, Sandra D. Toledano of Hartford, CT and son, Ricardo D. Toledano of...
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Anne B. Del Guidice

June 5, 1930 - February 19, 2021

Anne B. (Davis) Del Guidice, 90, passed away February 19, 2021. Born June 5th, 1930, she was the daughter of Eugene and Gertrude Davis. Anne was born and raised in New Rochelle, NY. She married John Del Guidice, November 3rd, 1951. They moved to Long Island, NY, where they lived and raised their 5 children. Anne was a homemaker and not only took care of her own children and family, she also cared...
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Linda Mary Valentin

November 3, 1948 - February 17, 2021

Linda Mary Valentin (Pierce) 72 from East Hartford went in eternal peace on February 17, 2021 at St Francis Hospital. Born on November 3, 1948 in Northbridge Massachusetts to Mr. Truman Pierce and Mrs. Josephine Pierce (Bloniaz) both predeceased. She grew up in Manchaug Mass and attended Manchaug Elementary School and Sutton High School. She met and married the love of her life Adelanio Ruiz...
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Phyllis Dance

April 19, 1936 - January 26, 2021

Phyllis Jean (Baker) Dance April 19, 1936 – January 26,2021 Loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt, friend Wolcott – Mrs. Phyllis J. (Baker) Dance, 84, of Wolcott, entered the gates of Heaven on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 @ Apple Rehab in Watertown, CT, surrounded by her loving family at her bedside. She was married to Albert William Dance for 32 years...
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Jacqueline A. Hancock

March 18, 1951 - January 20, 2021

Jacqueline A. (Barrette) Hancock, 69, of North Grosvenordale, Ct. passed away January 20, 2021 after a short and courageous battle with Cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones at home. Jackie, as most know her, leaves behind her son, David J. Hancock Jr. and his wife Lynzie Hancock of Thompson, Ct. She also leaves behind her pride and joys, her grandchildren, Chrystopher, Nathyniel and...
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Florence A. Floros

July 21, 1937 - January 10, 2021

Florence A. Floros ( Grudzinski), 83, of Enfield, CT passed away peacefully at home January 10. 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Florence was born July 21, 1937 in New Britain, CT to the late Anastasia (Zima) and John Grudzinski. Growing up in New Britain, Florence graduated from New Britain High School with honors in History and typing. She worked in Combustion Engineering as data entry...
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Manuel Cruz

September 21, 1936 - January 5, 2021

Manuel Cruz, 84, of Middletown, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Born in Yabucoa, PR, he was the oldest of 13 children and the Patriarch of the Cruz Family. Manuel quit school at a young age to work and help care and support his family. At the age of 16, with just the clothes on his back, left home for New York to find work to support his family, but settled in Portland, CT, and was...
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Daniel J. Patrylak

August 10, 1932 - January 2, 2021

Daniel J. Patrylak 88, of Simsbury, CT, died peacefully, January 2, 2021, with family by his side. A native of Plymouth, PA, he lived most of his adult life with his family in Storrs, CT. Dan was a distinguished graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, where he later served as Assistant Director of Academic Affairs. He served our country with the U.S. Marines and was a cornet...
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Constance Robinson Cormier

January 1, 2021

Constance Robinson Cormier (Connie), 79, of Broad Brook, wife of Robert J. Cormier, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 at home. Born in Manchester, Connie was the daughter of the late James W. Brand and Eleanor (Robinson) Brand. Connie is survived by her children, Andrew Zapatka and daughter-in-law, Lisa, of West Hartford, Paul Zapatka of East Windsor, daughter, Michelle Reid and son-in-law,...
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Albert M. Palm

March 11, 1932 - December 29, 2020

Albert M. Palm, 88, lifetime resident of Westbrook, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Middlesex Memorial Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Arlene (Shearer) Palm for 56 wonderful years. He was born on March 11, 1932, in Westbrook, to the late Albert C. and Evelyn (Sheagren) Palm. Albert, referred to as Sonny by all that knew him, became a Westbrook Fireman...
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Claudia Jo Trunik

September 13, 1946 - December 23, 2020

Claudia Jo Trunik (Winkler) of Guilford, CT passed away at the Connecticut Hospice of Branford at the age of 74 on December 23, 2020. She was born on September 13, 1946 in New Haven, CT to Charles F. Winkler and Eleanor Winkler (MacLaren). Claudia grew up in North Branford, CT with her parents and sister, Ellin Heard of Yuba City, CA. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, John A. Trunik,...
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Florine Therese Winslow

December 4, 1929 - December 20, 2020

Florine Therese (Morin) Winslow, 91, passed away peacefully on December 20th, 2020 at her home in Manchester, CT, surrounded by family. Florine was born in Van Buren, Maine, December 4th, 1929, to parents John B. and Mary C. (Laplante) Morin. She is survived by her sisters, Geraldine Covaleski of South Windsor, CT and Therese Poharcyk of Wethersfield, CT and a brother Wilfrid Morin of...
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Robert Cross Chase , Jr.

May 11, 1930 - December 9, 2020

Robert Cross Chase, Jr., 90, of Granby, CT, and formerly Hampstead NH passed away on December 9, 2020 after a period of declining health. Born in Methuen, MA on May 11, 1930 to Robert Cross Chase Sr. and Elizabeth (Wallace) Chase, Robert joins them in God's company after 60 years apart. Also celebrating reunion are his beloved wife Lois (Hanson) Chase and son Gary Hanson Chase, who both passed in...
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John Kowzun, Sr.

April 10, 1938 - December 7, 2020

John (Ivan) Kowzun Sr., beloved husband of Eleanor (Petrone) Kowzun, of East Hartford, CT. passed away at home on Monday, December 7, 2020. John was born on April 10, 1938 (March 10, 1936) in the village of Zutowicze, Belarus to the late Alexander and Paulina Kowzun. John and his family immigrated to the United States in 1952. Aware of the opportunities that now stretched before him in the...
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Brenda Ann Davis

February 10, 1958 - December 4, 2020

Brenda Ann Davis, 62, of East Hartford, passed away unexpectedly December 4, 2020. Brenda was born in Hartford to the late Robert and Carol (Holmes) Buckley. Brenda graduated from Penney High School and Central Connecticut State University. She loved collecting teddy bears, baking Christmas cookies for her friends and family, and collecting recipes. She was a huge fan of the Red Sox and UConn...
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Peter Skonieczny

November 29, 2020

Peter B. Skonieczny, 85 of New Britain passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 29th, 2020 at the Hospital of Central CT. He was the beloved husband of Carolyn (Kozakiewicz) Skonieczny for 60 blessed years. Peter was born in New Britain on June 23, 1935, and was predeceased by his parents Boleslaw and Victoria (Gworek) Skonieczny and his sister Rita Kelsey. Peter was a...
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Joseph Conrad "Connie" Leroux, Jr.

August 15, 1951 - November 27, 2020

Joseph Conrad "Connie" Leroux Jr., 69, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of Diane Leroux passed away on Friday November 27, 2020 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Connie was born in St. Albans, Vermont son of the late Joseph C. Leroux Sr., and Wren (Buckland) Leroux. He was also predeceased by his in-laws, Michael and Lucille (Miner) Borowiec. He grew up in St. Albans and moved to...
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Robert George Brown

January 10, 1928 - November 26, 2020

Robert George Brown, 92, of East Hartford, passed away on November 26, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his caring family. Robert was born in Houlton, Maine, on Jan 10, 1928, a proud son of Clinton Brown and Lillian Hogan Brown of Houlton Maine. He is survived by his sister, Donna Grass, of Sherman Mills. He enjoyed going to his Son and Grandsons' games and being the team water boy. He enjoyed...
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David Mongon

November 6, 1943 - November 25, 2020

David Mongon of Enfield, CT passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday Nov 25, 2020. Thanksgiving morning. David was born on November 6, 1943, he was the son to the late George Hays Mongon and Helen (Reber) Mongon. David is a lifelong resident of Enfield. David was an Army Veteran and later graduated from St Francis College. Many jobs through the years however his passion was teaching...
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Jon Raymond Wallett

August 23, 1947 - November 24, 2020

Jon Raymond Wallettt, of Middletown CT, died at Middlesex Hospital of Coronavirus on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Jon was born August 23, 1947, to Mary DeMeo Wallett and John C. Wallett. He attended Middletown High School and graduated from San Francisco State University. He worked at Mt. Zion and Kaiser Hospital in California. From 1970-1974 Jon served in the Military, stationed at George Air...
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Kathleen Marie Sumera

June 15, 1938 - November 24, 2020

Kathleen Marie Sumera, 82, passed away peacefully at home on November 24, 2020 surrounded by family. Kathleen is survived by her son Victor Sumera and wife Minda; son Rennie Sumera and partner Laurel Bellavance; Cousin, Martha Lafrance; childhood friend, Marie Drake; grandchildren Maximino and wife Ruijie, Collin and partner Toquyen, Kristiana and fiance Carlos, Paolo; great grandchildren Caylee...
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Mary Kelly Hemingway

March 29, 1947 - November 24, 2020

Mary Hemingway passed away at her home in Scotland, Connecticut, on November 24, 2020 surrounded by her loved ones. Born March 1947, she was the daughter of the late William and Emily Kelly. Mary graduated St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Portsmouth, NH and attended Sacred Heart College. Mary loved animals and visited every zoo or wildlife sanctuary in every city she ever visited. She was...
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Philip Laflamme

October 26, 1927 - November 17, 2020

Philip Emile Laflamme, 93, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 at his home in Bristol. Phil was born on October 26th, 1927 in North Grosvenordale to the late Philip and Florence Laflamme. Phil was the devoted husband to Peg (Bushnell) Laflamme for 61 years. Phil went to Putnam Trade School in Putnam and proudly served his country in the...
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Teresa LeMay

January 19, 1953 - November 11, 2020

Teresa LeMay, lovingly nicknamed "Tree", died November 11, 2020, at St. Francis Hospital. Tree was born Teresa Louise Bacewicz on January 19, 1953, to Joseph and Virginia Bacewicz of Enfield CT. She enjoyed crocheting, spending time with her grandchildren, her friends, and her husband, playing cards, and watching horror movies. She was a keypunch operator for many years and was...
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Calvin Rudman

March 30, 1947 - November 8, 2020

Calvin Frederick Rudman, 73, of Southport CT, passed away Sunday, November 8th, at St. Vincent's Hospital. Calvin was born March 30, 1947, to the late Herman Rudman and Rosalind Lanzer, in New York City. Calvin graduated from Monmouth College, was a pretty good bowler, liked to play piano, and rooted for the LA Dodgers. Calvin is survived by his brother, Alan Rudman, Sister-in-law Deena...
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Virginia Worthington

May 13, 1938 - November 1, 2020

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Joseph John Baron

April 25, 1947 - October 28, 2020

Joseph John Baron, 73, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of Barbara M. (Massita) Baron died peacefully on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Joe was born in Hartford, CT, on April 25, 1947, son of the late Francis C. and Angeline (Ferrari) Baron. A lifelong resident of Windsor Locks, Joe graduated from Windsor Locks High School with the Class of 1965. Joe volunteered with the Windsor Locks Fire...
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Ilene H. Schacht Kennedy

July 22, 1949 - October 15, 2020

Ilene H. (Schacht) Kennedy, 71, of Ansonia, beloved wife of Jeremiah "Jerry" Kennedy died peacefully on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Griffin Hospital in Derby. She was born on July 22, 1949 in the Bronx, NY, daughter of the late Joseph and Pearl (Kaplowitz) Schacht. Ilene grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Evander Childs High School. She went on to obtain a bachelor of arts degree from...
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Gertrude C. Naumec

January 12, 1924 - October 4, 2020

Gertrude C. Naumec (Lewis), age 96 of Columbia, died peacefully at home on October 4,2020, after a short battle with Lymphoma. her family, who loved her and will miss her dearly. She was married for nearly 64 years to her late husband Peter. Born to the late Albert and Mary Lewis, on January 12, 1924 in Willimantic, CT, she grew up in a large family and is predeceased by 3 sisters and 3 brothers...
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Louise A. Lubetkin

August 9, 1950 - September 28, 2020

Louise Ann Lubetkin (Vezina), 70, passed away on Monday, September 28th at Middlesex Hospital. She was born on August 9, 1950, in Springfield Massachusetts, and lived in more places over the course of her life than we're able to list here. She lived a full life, filled with creativity, spirituality, and an abiding love of nature- all of which she passed onto her children, teaching them to dance...
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Evelyn Cruz

March 13, 1967 - September 26, 2020

Evelyn M. Cruz, 53, of Broad Brook, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Born and raised in CT, Evelyn was a beautiful person inside and out, full of faith, thoughtful, loving, kind, generous, and had an incredibly strong spirit. Her smile and contagious laugh will be missed greatly by the family and friends she loved and cared for so much. Evelyn is survived by her parents,...
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Jeanine Boulanger

September 19, 1924 - September 9, 2020

Jeannine Boulanger, 95, of Bristol, passed away at home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Boulanger. Jeanine was born in Holyoke Mass, a daughter to George O Blanchette and Marie Blanchette (Dionne). She lived most of her life in Waterbury but moved to Bristol in 2006. She is survived by her son Daniel Boulanger and his wife, Margaret, of Sherman, and...
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Serafina Ramona Madler

July 2, 1928 - September 8, 2020

Serafina "Ramona" Ramono Madler passed away to the hand of our Blessed Mother at the age of 92 on Sept 8, 2020. Ramona resided in Enfield, Connecticut with her husband Harry Madler. Ramona leaves behind her daughter, Leanna Upton of California, Nick Upton and Leslie Upton. She also leaves behind a dear friend, Laura Martorello and her two children, Antonia and Daniella who called her "Nonna". ...
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Lynnmarie Cross Girouard

August 2, 1969 - September 7, 2020

Lynnmarie (Cross) Girouard passed away 51, on September 7, 2020 She-was born in Meriden CT, on August 2, 1969, the daughter of the late Leland A and Margret M. (Peggy) (Morse) Cross. For those who knew Lynn knew she was kind, compassionate, free spirited and full of life she was the kind of person who would give you the shirt off her back. She loved to laugh and make others laugh. She was...
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Veronica Artiaco

April 3, 1924 - September 7, 2020

VERONICA GOREY ARTIACO "Red", a true ginger, 96, died peacefully on September 7th 2020. Born April 3rd, 1924 in Hopewell Junction, N.Y. to James and Mary Gorey, she was the youngest of 6 children. Because her father was transferred with the New Haven Railroad, the family relocated to Niantic , Conn where Veronica first became a strong ocean swimmer, relishing time spent frequenting Mc Cooks Point...
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Richard G. Sagan

February 8, 1928 - September 3, 2020

RICHARD G. SAGAN, SR passed away on September 3, 2020. He was 92 years old and the son of the late Charles and Christine Sagan. He was married to Elizabeth (Betty) Ferris Sagan for almost 70 years. With his brothers, he owned and operated the well renowned and popular Sagan Cafeteria in downtown Hartford for twenty years. After selling the business, he pursued his hobby of flying. He earned...
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David Allan Carlson, Sr.

December 5, 1940 - September 2, 2020

David Allan Carlson Sr. of Windsor Locks, CT passed on peacefully at home Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at the age of 79 surrounded by his loving family. David was born in Stamford, CT December 5th, 1940 to Walter Carlson, Sr and Alma (Norrie) who had passed before him. He was also predeceased by his brother and sister Walter Carlson, Jr and Alma Brennan. David honorably served in the United...
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Edna Hargraves

September 6, 1934 - August 29, 2020

Beloved mother and "GiGi", Edna White Hargraves, 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday August 29th . Born in Waterbury, she graduated from Winsted High School. Her career began with Hartford Fire and retiring from the Montgomery Co. to care for her grandchildren. She resided most of her life in Suffield. She was predeceased by her husband, Leroy "Bob" Hargraves, great...
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Barbara H. Pluff

February 11, 1939 - August 21, 2020

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Dee E. Sidoti

June 7, 1933 - August 17, 2020

Dee E. Sidoti, 87, passed peacefully in her sleep and went home to the Lord on Monday, August 17, 2020. Born on June 7, 1933 in Barre, Vermont to Irma and Helge Bohman, Dee was the fourth of five children. She started her family in Michigan, later settling in Connecticut with her daughter Ingrid. After moving to Connecticut, she met and later married Dr. Vincent F. "Jim" Sidoti. Living on...
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Carol Jodoin

January 21, 1948 - August 15, 2020

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Lenora Bourgeois

July 22, 1946 - August 11, 2020

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Kristen N. Segovia, Ph.D.

November 21, 1980 - August 10, 2020

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Robert J. Tobin

November 28, 1958 - August 10, 2020

Robert J. Tobin- son of the late Robert Joseph Tobin Sr. and Patricia Ann Johnson of PA, passed away August 10, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Christina Adzima, son Sean and daughter Colleen, sister Sue Tobin and brother-in-law Paul Zehner, sister Jennifer Tobin, brother-in-law Edward P. Adzima. Also, his nieces- Kristen and Kara Herbeck. Bob was a graduate of Upper Merion Senior...
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Mary Holmes

May 8, 1916 - August 10, 2020

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Harold L. Vines

September 11, 1928 - August 1, 2020

Harold Leonard Vines, 91, of Broad Brook CT, died at home peacefully on Saturday, August 1st, 2020. Harold was born September 11, 1928, to Leonard and Jenna Vines. He had two sisters, Ruth Thomas (Vines) and Barbara Mancuso (Vines). He graduated high school in Lempster, New Hampshire, served in the U.S. Navy, and worked as a machinist - first for Scully Machine Shop, and then for Electro...
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Jose Rosario

September 15, 1972 - July 28, 2020

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Daniel Joseph Mathieu

July 23, 1924 - July 28, 2020

Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Daniel Joseph Mathieu, passed away at the age of 96 on July 28, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Joseph-Louis and Emérilda (Gagné) Mathieu on July 23, 1924 and raised on a family farm in Quebec, Canada. From a very young age, he was an inventor and entrepreneur, always finding new ways to do things faster...
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Justin Tedone

August 18, 1978 - July 15, 2020

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Earl R. Olsen

October 1, 1942 - July 13, 2020

Earl Raymond Olsen, 77, of Higganum, Connecticut passed into eternal life on Monday, July 13, 2020 with his wife by his side at home. Earl fought hard against cancer. He was an extraordinary engineer, a Renaissance man. He was kind and humble and extremely hard working, helping everyone in any way he could. Everyone loved Earl. Earl often said that he was "working for Jesus" as he helped...
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Brandon Ouellette

August 9, 1988 - July 7, 2020

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Allen H. Browning III

July 16, 1949 - July 5, 2020

Allen H. Browning III, 70, of Canterbury, beloved husband of Fay (Horner) Browning died peacefully on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Hartford Hospital. Allen was born in Port Jefferson, NY, son of the late Allen H. Browning Jr., and Juanita (Murray) Browning. He grew up in Port Jefferson, NY and was a graduate of Earl L. Vandermeulen High School. He joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam...
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Barbara Sheehan

April 13, 1951 - July 3, 2020

Barbara Ann Sheehan (Missailidis) of Windham, CT, passed away on July 3, 2020. Born in Brooklyn, NY on April 13, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas Missailidis and Loretta (Bernstein) Missailidis. She was married to Richard Sheehan for 39 years until his death in 2012. She lived with her husband and two children in Yonkers NY until moving to Connecticut in 1992. Barbara worked as...
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Richard Blakesley

March 6, 1953 - June 27, 2020

Richard A. Blakesley breathed his last breath peacefully at age 68 in the early evening of June 27, 2020 in his home in South Windsor, surrounded by his loved ones. He leaves behind two sons, Richard M. Blakesley of Vernon, CT and his daughters Shaina L Blakesley and Olivia A Blakesley, and Jason Blakesley and his wife Linda of Coventry, CT. Rich also leaves behind his partner, Tuyet Hoang of...
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Robert A. Toth

August 22, 1949 - June 22, 2020

Robert A. Toth (Totes), 70, of Waterbury, CT, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 after complications from an injury. Robert, known to his family and friends as Bob or Totes, was born in Southington, Connecticut on August 22, 1949, son of Edwin A. Toth and Virginia (Voit) Toth. Growing up in Cheshire, Bob was a graduate of Cheshire High School. He went to Quinnipiac University, where he...
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